Period
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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for Active Directory skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Active Directory over the 6 months to 27 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
27 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 19 21 21
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 +13
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 205 101 151
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Yorkshire 7.62% 5.48% 7.08%
As % of the System Software category 54.52% 42.62% 46.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 65 82
10th Percentile £135 £113 £160
25th Percentile £163 £140 £233
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £212 £275 £350
Median % change year-on-year -22.84% -21.43% +7.69%
75th Percentile £388 £438 £450
90th Percentile £463 £550 £499
England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 29
10th Percentile £14.74 £12.08 £10.50
25th Percentile £16.00 £15.25 £11.26
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £16.40
Median % change year-on-year -10.26% +18.90% +13.97%
75th Percentile £19.50 £22.63 £19.50
90th Percentile £22.70 £24.00 £23.04
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year +6.25% -1.54% +7.90%

Active Directory is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 376 237 327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 13.98% 12.87% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 163 210
10th Percentile £155 £140 £224
25th Percentile £198 £300 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £390 £435 £450
Median % change year-on-year -10.34% -3.33% +5.88%
75th Percentile £525 £536 £538
90th Percentile £600 £587 £600
England median daily rate £525 £498 £475
% change year-on-year +5.42% +4.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 18 33
10th Percentile £14.81 £12.08 £10.50
25th Percentile £16.06 £15.25 £11.26
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £16.40
Median % change year-on-year -10.26% +18.90% +11.75%
75th Percentile £19.47 £22.63 £20.75
90th Percentile £22.69 £24.00 £24.13
England median hourly rate £18.58 £19.00 £16.85
% change year-on-year -2.24% +12.79% +2.09%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

Job postings citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Yorkshire

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in Yorkshire.

Daily rate trend for Active Directory in Yorkshire

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Active Directory in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 27 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Yorkshire

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in Yorkshire.

Hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Yorkshire

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 27 May 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
West Yorkshire +6 99 £200 -50.00% 67
North Yorkshire +5 46 £213 +41.67% 16
South Yorkshire -15 38 £300 +86.05% 18
East Yorkshire +2 14 £188 +7.91% 6
Humberside - 2 £159 -
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 165 (80.49%) Windows
2 124 (60.49%) Microsoft 365
3 102 (49.76%) Microsoft
4 75 (36.59%) Windows 10
5 68 (33.17%) Windows Server
6 63 (30.73%) VMware
7 57 (27.80%) Azure
8 53 (25.85%) Social Skills
9 47 (22.93%) Microsoft Office
10 36 (17.56%) ITIL
10 36 (17.56%) DNS
11 35 (17.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 34 (16.59%) VMware Infrastructure
13 32 (15.61%) SCCM
14 30 (14.63%) Microsoft Certification
15 24 (11.71%) SLA
15 24 (11.71%) DHCP
15 24 (11.71%) Azure Active Directory
16 23 (11.22%) MS Exchange
17 21 (10.24%) LAN
18 20 (9.76%) PowerShell
19 19 (9.27%) Hyper-V
20 18 (8.78%) VPN
20 18 (8.78%) Microsoft Intune
20 18 (8.78%) Problem-Solving
21 17 (8.29%) Migration
22 16 (7.80%) TCP/IP
22 16 (7.80%) WAN
22 16 (7.80%) SQL Server
22 16 (7.80%) NHS

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (11.22%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.39%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.98%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 47 (22.93%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.98%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.98%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 124 (60.49%) Microsoft 365
2 57 (27.80%) Azure
3 24 (11.71%) Azure Active Directory
4 13 (6.34%) AWS
5 8 (3.90%) IaaS
6 6 (2.93%) OneDrive
7 3 (1.46%) Azure Sentinel
7 3 (1.46%) Power Automate
7 3 (1.46%) Yammer
8 2 (0.98%) PaaS
9 1 (0.49%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 1 (0.49%) Azure Functions
9 1 (0.49%) Azure Logic Apps
9 1 (0.49%) Azure Monitor
9 1 (0.49%) Azure Storage
9 1 (0.49%) GCP
9 1 (0.49%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.49%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.49%) SaaS
9 1 (0.49%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 36 (17.56%) DNS
2 24 (11.71%) DHCP
3 21 (10.24%) LAN
4 18 (8.78%) VPN
5 16 (7.80%) TCP/IP
5 16 (7.80%) WAN
6 15 (7.32%) SAN
7 12 (5.85%) Firewall
8 7 (3.41%) NAS
8 7 (3.41%) VoIP
9 5 (2.44%) Internet
9 5 (2.44%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (1.95%) DKIM
10 4 (1.95%) DMARC
10 4 (1.95%) iSCSI
10 4 (1.95%) Kerberos
10 4 (1.95%) VSAN
10 4 (1.95%) WLAN
11 3 (1.46%) Network Security
11 3 (1.46%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.80%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.46%) MySQL
3 1 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.49%) InfluxDB
3 1 (0.49%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (2.44%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.95%) Cucumber
2 4 (1.95%) GitLab
2 4 (1.95%) RSpec
3 3 (1.46%) Hudson
4 2 (0.98%) Rational Performance Tester
5 1 (0.49%) Jenkins
General
1 53 (25.85%) Social Skills
2 16 (7.80%) Public Sector
3 14 (6.83%) Finance
4 13 (6.34%) Law
5 8 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.41%) Organisational Skills
7 5 (2.44%) Presentation Skills
8 3 (1.46%) Back Office
8 3 (1.46%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.98%) Influencing Skills
9 2 (0.98%) Local Government
10 1 (0.49%) Advertising
10 1 (0.49%) Marketing
10 1 (0.49%) Publishing
10 1 (0.49%) Retail
10 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (22.44%) Support Engineer
2 34 (16.59%) Analyst
3 30 (14.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 27 (13.17%) 2nd Line Support
5 24 (11.71%) IT Support
6 19 (9.27%) Support Analyst
7 18 (8.78%) IT Analyst
8 17 (8.29%) IT Engineer
9 15 (7.32%) Desktop Support
10 14 (6.83%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 14 (6.83%) Deployment Engineer
11 13 (6.34%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 13 (6.34%) Active Directory Support
11 13 (6.34%) Desktop Engineer
12 12 (5.85%) Service Analyst
12 12 (5.85%) Service Desk Analyst
13 11 (5.37%) IT Support Analyst
14 10 (4.88%) 1st Line Support
14 10 (4.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 10 (4.88%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.44%) LDAP
2 2 (0.98%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.80%) NHS
2 12 (5.85%) Data Centre
3 9 (4.39%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.41%) Public Cloud
5 6 (2.93%) Clustering
6 5 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.95%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.46%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (1.46%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.46%) iPad
8 3 (1.46%) IVR
8 3 (1.46%) Replication
8 3 (1.46%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.46%) User Experience
9 2 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.49%) IoT
10 1 (0.49%) iPhone
10 1 (0.49%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 165 (80.49%) Windows
2 75 (36.59%) Windows 10
3 68 (33.17%) Windows Server
4 15 (7.32%) Linux
5 14 (6.83%) Windows 7
6 11 (5.37%) Windows 8
7 10 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (4.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (4.39%) Windows Server 2016
9 8 (3.90%) Windows Server 2019
10 6 (2.93%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.95%) FreeNAS
11 4 (1.95%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (17.56%) ITIL
2 35 (17.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 18 (8.78%) Problem-Solving
4 17 (8.29%) Migration
5 12 (5.85%) Patch Management
6 10 (4.88%) ITSM
6 10 (4.88%) Mobile Device Management
6 10 (4.88%) Service Delivery
7 7 (3.41%) IT Strategy
7 7 (3.41%) Server Patching
8 6 (2.93%) Change Management
8 6 (2.93%) Project Management
8 6 (2.93%) Project Planning
9 5 (2.44%) Asset Management
9 5 (2.44%) Coaching
9 5 (2.44%) Data Protection
9 5 (2.44%) Incident Management
9 5 (2.44%) Information Governance
10 4 (1.95%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 4 (1.95%) IT Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (9.76%) PowerShell
2 11 (5.37%) SQL
3 4 (1.95%) Go
3 4 (1.95%) Java
3 4 (1.95%) Python
3 4 (1.95%) Shell Script
4 2 (0.98%) Bash
Qualifications
1 30 (14.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (6.83%) MCSA
3 12 (5.85%) MCP
3 12 (5.85%) MCSE
4 11 (5.37%) Security Cleared
5 10 (4.88%) DBS Check
6 8 (3.90%) SC Cleared
7 7 (3.41%) CCNA
7 7 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (2.44%) Degree
9 3 (1.46%) AWS Certification
9 3 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.98%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.98%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.98%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (11.71%) SLA
2 3 (1.46%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.46%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 34 (16.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (9.27%) Hyper-V
3 6 (2.93%) vSphere
4 5 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.95%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (1.95%) XenApp
6 2 (0.98%) KVM
6 2 (0.98%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.49%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 32 (15.61%) SCCM
2 18 (8.78%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (3.90%) Ansible
3 8 (3.90%) Puppet
4 6 (2.93%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (2.44%) Terraform
6 4 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.98%) Simpana
7 2 (0.98%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.98%) WSUS
8 1 (0.49%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.49%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.49%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.49%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.49%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.49%) Sysprep
8 1 (0.49%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.49%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 102 (49.76%) Microsoft
2 63 (30.73%) VMware
3 15 (7.32%) Cisco
4 10 (4.88%) Dell
5 8 (3.90%) Citrix
5 8 (3.90%) HP
6 6 (2.93%) Apple
7 4 (1.95%) Commvault
7 4 (1.95%) Ivanti
7 4 (1.95%) Veeam
8 3 (1.46%) Google
8 3 (1.46%) Meraki
8 3 (1.46%) Remedy
8 3 (1.46%) WatchGuard
9 2 (0.98%) Barracuda Networks
9 2 (0.98%) BMC
9 2 (0.98%) Clearswift
9 2 (0.98%) F5
9 2 (0.98%) MobileIron
9 2 (0.98%) SolarWinds