Period
to 22 September 2019

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 22 September 2019 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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 15 43 32
Rank change year-on-year +28 -11 +1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 301 225 220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 7.64% 4.54% 5.27%
As % of the System Software category 46.59% 32.94% 43.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 117 114
Yorkshire median daily rate £325 £325 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +44.44% -26.23%
10th Percentile £122 £134 £108
90th Percentile £505 £477 £438
England median daily rate £360 £338 £300
% change year-on-year +6.67% +12.50% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 42 44
Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.00 £12.75 £11.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.96% +8.51% -19.66%
10th Percentile £9.80 £9.03 £9.42
90th Percentile £31.25 £27.41 £18.67
England median hourly rate £15.85 £15.70 £15.50
% change year-on-year +0.96% +1.29% +1.64%

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 646 683 511
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 16.40% 13.77% 12.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 433 330
Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -3.03%
10th Percentile £156 £253 £125
90th Percentile £568 £538 £526
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 46 46
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £11.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +9.47% -18.80%
10th Percentile £9.80 £9.15 £9.53
90th Percentile £31.25 £27.46 £19.75
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year - -1.51% +4.70%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Yorkshire

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Active Directory in Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Yorkshire

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 22 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Yorkshire

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory in Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Yorkshire

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 22 September 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 September 2019. 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
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire +43 180 £340 +4.62% 98
South Yorkshire -3 75 £200 -38.46% 12
North Yorkshire -3 19 £195 -39.06% 22
East Yorkshire +6 10 £173 -13.75% 4
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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.

1 239 (79.40%) Windows
2 142 (47.18%) Microsoft
3 106 (35.22%) Office 365
3 106 (35.22%) Windows Server
4 92 (30.56%) Windows 10
5 80 (26.58%) Azure
5 80 (26.58%) VMware
6 64 (21.26%) ITIL
6 64 (21.26%) Windows 7
7 56 (18.60%) DNS
7 56 (18.60%) Migration
8 53 (17.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 48 (15.95%) MS Exchange
10 47 (15.61%) SCCM
11 44 (14.62%) Windows Server 2008
12 41 (13.62%) Microsoft Office
13 39 (12.96%) Windows Server 2012
14 37 (12.29%) Azure Active Directory
15 36 (11.96%) VMware Infrastructure
16 35 (11.63%) LAN
17 34 (11.30%) Data Centre
18 33 (10.96%) Citrix
19 31 (10.30%) Microsoft Certification
20 30 (9.97%) PowerShell
21 29 (9.63%) DHCP
21 29 (9.63%) SQL
22 27 (8.97%) Identity Access Management
23 25 (8.31%) Exchange Server 2010
23 25 (8.31%) WAN
23 25 (8.31%) Firewall

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 48 (15.95%) MS Exchange
2 25 (8.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (7.31%) SharePoint
4 15 (4.98%) IIS
4 15 (4.98%) Skype for Business
5 13 (4.32%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (2.99%) Confluence
7 8 (2.66%) Anypoint
8 5 (1.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.66%) CMS
10 2 (0.66%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 41 (13.62%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.66%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 106 (35.22%) Office 365
2 80 (26.58%) Azure
3 37 (12.29%) Azure Active Directory
4 24 (7.97%) AWS
5 9 (2.99%) SaaS
6 8 (2.66%) GitHub
7 7 (2.33%) OneDrive
8 4 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (1.33%) Amazon S3
8 4 (1.33%) IaaS
8 4 (1.33%) PaaS
8 4 (1.33%) Route 53
8 4 (1.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (1.00%) Amazon ECS
9 3 (1.00%) Amazon EKS
9 3 (1.00%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.66%) Azure Stack
10 2 (0.66%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.66%) Power Platform
10 2 (0.66%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 56 (18.60%) DNS
2 35 (11.63%) LAN
3 29 (9.63%) DHCP
4 25 (8.31%) Firewall
4 25 (8.31%) WAN
5 21 (6.98%) VPN
6 17 (5.65%) SAN
6 17 (5.65%) Wi-Fi
7 16 (5.32%) Skype
8 15 (4.98%) TCP/IP
9 13 (4.32%) NAS
10 9 (2.99%) VLAN
11 8 (2.66%) Internet
12 7 (2.33%) Unified Communications
12 7 (2.33%) VoIP
12 7 (2.33%) VSAN
13 4 (1.33%) DMZ
13 4 (1.33%) FTP
13 4 (1.33%) ISDN
13 4 (1.33%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (1.00%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.66%) Power BI
5 1 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 17 (5.65%) JIRA
2 8 (2.66%) Rational Team Concert
3 3 (1.00%) GitLab
3 3 (1.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.00%) SonarQube
4 2 (0.66%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.66%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.33%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.33%) MSI
5 1 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.33%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.33%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 17 (5.65%) Retail
2 13 (4.32%) Finance
2 13 (4.32%) Public Sector
3 10 (3.32%) Advertising
4 9 (2.99%) Banking
5 7 (2.33%) Back Office
6 5 (1.66%) Local Government
7 4 (1.33%) German Language
8 3 (1.00%) Games
8 3 (1.00%) Legal
8 3 (1.00%) Marketing
8 3 (1.00%) Publishing
9 2 (0.66%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.33%) Military
10 1 (0.33%) Social Housing
10 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (13.95%) Analyst
2 39 (12.96%) Support Engineer
3 35 (11.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 24 (7.97%) Systems Engineer
4 24 (7.97%) Windows Engineer
5 22 (7.31%) Desktop Support
6 21 (6.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 21 (6.98%) IT Support
7 20 (6.64%) Support Analyst
8 16 (5.32%) 3rd Line Support
8 16 (5.32%) Desktop Engineer
8 16 (5.32%) IT Engineer
9 15 (4.98%) Service Analyst
10 14 (4.65%) Rollout Engineer
11 13 (4.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 12 (3.99%) 2nd Line Support
12 12 (3.99%) Architect
13 11 (3.65%) 1st Line Support
13 11 (3.65%) Developer
13 11 (3.65%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.00%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (0.66%) .NET
2 2 (0.66%) .NET Core
2 2 (0.66%) COM
2 2 (0.66%) GraphQL
2 2 (0.66%) LAMP
2 2 (0.66%) SailPoint
2 2 (0.66%) X-Windows
3 1 (0.33%) LDAP
3 1 (0.33%) SAML
3 1 (0.33%) ServiceStack
3 1 (0.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 34 (11.30%) Data Centre
2 17 (5.65%) Clustering
3 11 (3.65%) Driving Licence
4 10 (3.32%) Smartphone
5 9 (2.99%) NHS
6 6 (1.99%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (1.66%) EMC VMAX
7 5 (1.66%) EMC VNX
7 5 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.66%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.66%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.33%) Handset
8 4 (1.33%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.00%) iPad
9 3 (1.00%) iPhone
9 3 (1.00%) PKI
9 3 (1.00%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.66%) Online Games
10 2 (0.66%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 239 (79.40%) Windows
2 106 (35.22%) Windows Server
3 92 (30.56%) Windows 10
4 64 (21.26%) Windows 7
5 44 (14.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 39 (12.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (7.31%) Linux
8 13 (4.32%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (3.32%) Unix
10 9 (2.99%) Windows 8
11 8 (2.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (1.99%) Android
13 5 (1.66%) CentOS
13 5 (1.66%) SUSE
14 4 (1.33%) Windows 2000
14 4 (1.33%) Windows NT
15 3 (1.00%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.66%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.66%) Debian
17 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (21.26%) ITIL
2 56 (18.60%) Migration
3 53 (17.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 27 (8.97%) Identity Access Management
5 22 (7.31%) Problem-Solving
6 20 (6.64%) Service Management
7 17 (5.65%) Mentoring
8 14 (4.65%) Change Management
9 13 (4.32%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (3.99%) Project Management
10 12 (3.99%) Release Management
11 11 (3.65%) Asset Management
11 11 (3.65%) Incident Management
12 10 (3.32%) DevOps
12 10 (3.32%) Performance Tuning
12 10 (3.32%) Problem Management
12 10 (3.32%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (2.66%) Mobile Device Management
13 8 (2.66%) Translating Business Requirements
13 8 (2.66%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 30 (9.97%) PowerShell
2 29 (9.63%) SQL
3 11 (3.65%) JavaScript
4 10 (3.32%) T-SQL
5 6 (1.99%) Python
6 3 (1.00%) VBScript
7 2 (0.66%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.33%) C
8 1 (0.33%) Perl
8 1 (0.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (10.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (4.98%) MCSE
3 11 (3.65%) MCITP
4 9 (2.99%) Security Cleared
5 8 (2.66%) DBS Check
6 7 (2.33%) MCP
7 6 (1.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.66%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.00%) CCNA
9 3 (1.00%) MCSA
10 2 (0.66%) CCA
10 2 (0.66%) CCNP
10 2 (0.66%) CCSP
10 2 (0.66%) CCVP
10 2 (0.66%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.33%) Degree
11 1 (0.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.98%) QA
2 12 (3.99%) SLA
3 6 (1.99%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.66%) PA-DSS
5 1 (0.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.33%) PMO
System Software
1 36 (11.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (6.64%) Hyper-V
3 19 (6.31%) vSphere
4 17 (5.65%) XenApp
5 8 (2.66%) BitLocker
6 6 (1.99%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (1.99%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (1.66%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 5 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.66%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.00%) Docker
8 3 (1.00%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.66%) Firmware
9 2 (0.66%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.66%) KVM
9 2 (0.66%) NFS
9 2 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.33%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 47 (15.61%) SCCM
2 12 (3.99%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (3.32%) Jamf Pro
4 9 (2.99%) Nagios
5 5 (1.66%) EMC VPLEX
6 4 (1.33%) Puppet
6 4 (1.33%) SCOM
6 4 (1.33%) WSUS
7 3 (1.00%) Grafana
7 3 (1.00%) Kubernetes
7 3 (1.00%) Packer
7 3 (1.00%) Prometheus
7 3 (1.00%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (1.00%) Terraform
7 3 (1.00%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.66%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.66%) Kibana
8 2 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.66%) vRealize
9 1 (0.33%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 142 (47.18%) Microsoft
2 80 (26.58%) VMware
3 33 (10.96%) Citrix
4 24 (7.97%) Cisco
4 24 (7.97%) HP
5 13 (4.32%) NetApp
6 11 (3.65%) ServiceNow
7 10 (3.32%) Veeam
8 9 (2.99%) IBM
8 9 (2.99%) Oracle
9 8 (2.66%) MuleSoft
10 7 (2.33%) 3PAR
10 7 (2.33%) Avaya
10 7 (2.33%) Brocade
10 7 (2.33%) McAfee
11 6 (1.99%) Dell
11 6 (1.99%) Sophos
12 5 (1.66%) Adobe
12 5 (1.66%) EMC
12 5 (1.66%) SolarWinds