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 3 months to 28 March 2017 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 26 33
Rank change year-on-year -12 +7  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 108 153 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 5.08% 5.34% 5.11%
As % of the System Software category 46.35% 48.11% 52.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 79 61
Median daily rate £325 £250 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -13.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £110 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £306 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -4.29% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 37 43
Median hourly rate £11.00 £12.00 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +6.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £8.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.83 £20.00 £16.64
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +7.14%  

Active Directory is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 233 318 263
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 10.96% 11.09% 9.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 199 152
Median daily rate £403 £405 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.61% +35.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £163 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -3.97% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 38 43
Median hourly rate £12.00 £12.10 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.82% +0.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £8.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £22.20 £18.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.93 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.45% +4.10%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire citing Active Directory as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire -13 54 £350 +16.66% 41
North Yorkshire -2 26 £195 +25.80% 7
South Yorkshire +13 25 £288 +74.24% 8
East Yorkshire -5 1 - -
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 180 (73.77%) Windows
2 126 (51.64%) Microsoft
3 78 (31.97%) Windows Server
4 69 (28.28%) Windows 7
5 61 (25.00%) ITIL
6 57 (23.36%) VMware
7 49 (20.08%) MS Excel
8 48 (19.67%) MS Exchange
9 45 (18.44%) MS Office
10 42 (17.21%) SCCM
10 42 (17.21%) Windows Server 2008
11 40 (16.39%) Windows Server 2012
12 31 (12.70%) VMware Infrastructure
13 30 (12.30%) Office 365
14 29 (11.89%) SQL Server
15 28 (11.48%) DNS
15 28 (11.48%) Migration
16 27 (11.07%) HP
16 27 (11.07%) Citrix
17 26 (10.66%) LAN
17 26 (10.66%) Windows 10
17 26 (10.66%) Microsoft Azure
18 25 (10.25%) WAN
18 25 (10.25%) Firewall
19 24 (9.84%) Finance
19 24 (9.84%) SQL
19 24 (9.84%) Exchange Server 2010
20 23 (9.43%) DHCP
21 22 (9.02%) Microsoft Certification
22 21 (8.61%) Cisco

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 (19.67%) MS Exchange
2 24 (9.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (4.51%) SharePoint
4 8 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (2.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (2.87%) IIS
6 5 (2.05%) Apache Pig
6 5 (2.05%) Apache Spark
7 4 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.64%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.23%) Apache
8 3 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.41%) Live Communications Server
10 1 (0.41%) Moodle
10 1 (0.41%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.41%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 49 (20.08%) MS Excel
2 45 (18.44%) MS Office
3 9 (3.69%) Spreadsheet
4 8 (3.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.64%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.41%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (1.64%) SystmOne
2 2 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.41%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 30 (12.30%) Office 365
2 26 (10.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (3.28%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (2.46%) IaaS
5 5 (2.05%) PaaS
6 4 (1.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (11.48%) DNS
2 26 (10.66%) LAN
3 25 (10.25%) Firewall
3 25 (10.25%) WAN
4 23 (9.43%) DHCP
5 19 (7.79%) SAN
6 10 (4.10%) Network Security
6 10 (4.10%) TCP/IP
6 10 (4.10%) VPN
7 9 (3.69%) Internet
8 6 (2.46%) Kerberos
8 6 (2.46%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (2.05%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (2.05%) SSL
9 5 (2.05%) VoIP
10 4 (1.64%) IP Telephony
10 4 (1.64%) MPLS
11 3 (1.23%) LDAP
11 3 (1.23%) NAS
11 3 (1.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (11.89%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (3.28%) Big Data
4 6 (2.46%) MySQL
5 5 (2.05%) Apache Hive
5 5 (2.05%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.05%) HBase
5 5 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.41%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.41%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.41%) KNIME
7 1 (0.41%) MS Access
7 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.23%) JIRA
2 1 (0.41%) Ant
2 1 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.41%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.41%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.41%) Hudson
2 1 (0.41%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.41%) Maven
2 1 (0.41%) MSI
2 1 (0.41%) Subversion
2 1 (0.41%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 24 (9.84%) Finance
2 10 (4.10%) Legal
3 5 (2.05%) Law
4 3 (1.23%) Banking
5 2 (0.82%) Advertising
5 2 (0.82%) Back Office
5 2 (0.82%) Electronics
5 2 (0.82%) Local Government
5 2 (0.82%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.82%) Marketing
5 2 (0.82%) Retail
5 2 (0.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 53 (21.72%) Analyst
2 36 (14.75%) Support Engineer
3 32 (13.11%) Service Analyst
3 32 (13.11%) Service Desk Analyst
4 23 (9.43%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 22 (9.02%) 2nd Line Support
6 21 (8.61%) 1st Line Support
7 20 (8.20%) IT Support
8 19 (7.79%) Administrator
9 16 (6.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 16 (6.56%) IT Engineer
10 13 (5.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 13 (5.33%) Support Analyst
10 13 (5.33%) Windows Engineer
11 12 (4.92%) Active Directory Support
11 12 (4.92%) Architect
11 12 (4.92%) Service Desk Support
12 11 (4.51%) Consultant
12 11 (4.51%) Exchange Support
12 11 (4.51%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.69%) .NET
2 7 (2.87%) HTML
3 4 (1.64%) Web Services
4 3 (1.23%) WCF
5 1 (0.41%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.41%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.41%) J2EE
5 1 (0.41%) LAMP
5 1 (0.41%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.41%) WAP
5 1 (0.41%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.56%) Data Centre
2 10 (4.10%) iPad
2 10 (4.10%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.28%) Blackberry
4 7 (2.87%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.87%) iPhone
5 6 (2.46%) NHS
6 5 (2.05%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.64%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.64%) PKI
8 3 (1.23%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.23%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.82%) Clustering
9 2 (0.82%) EMC VNXe
9 2 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Licensing
9 2 (0.82%) Replication
9 2 (0.82%) User Experience
10 1 (0.41%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.41%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 180 (73.77%) Windows
2 78 (31.97%) Windows Server
3 69 (28.28%) Windows 7
4 42 (17.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (16.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (10.66%) Windows 10
7 20 (8.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (5.74%) Linux
9 13 (5.33%) Windows XP
10 5 (2.05%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.64%) Windows Vista
12 3 (1.23%) Solaris
12 3 (1.23%) Unix
13 2 (0.82%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (0.82%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.82%) VMS
13 2 (0.82%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.82%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.41%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (25.00%) ITIL
2 28 (11.48%) Migration
3 16 (6.56%) Problem Management
4 11 (4.51%) Service Delivery
4 11 (4.51%) Service Management
5 10 (4.10%) Change Management
5 10 (4.10%) High Availability
6 9 (3.69%) Incident Management
7 8 (3.28%) Change Control
7 8 (3.28%) Software Deployment
8 7 (2.87%) Customer Requirements
8 7 (2.87%) Data Analysis
8 7 (2.87%) ITSM
8 7 (2.87%) Mobile Device Management
8 7 (2.87%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (2.87%) System Integration Testing
8 7 (2.87%) Web Design
9 6 (2.46%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (2.46%) Asset Management
9 6 (2.46%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 24 (9.84%) SQL
2 13 (5.33%) PowerShell
3 7 (2.87%) C++
3 7 (2.87%) JavaScript
4 6 (2.46%) Java
4 6 (2.46%) Python
5 4 (1.64%) C#
6 3 (1.23%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.41%) Jython
7 1 (0.41%) Perl
7 1 (0.41%) PHP
7 1 (0.41%) R
7 1 (0.41%) Ruby
7 1 (0.41%) VB
7 1 (0.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (9.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (5.33%) MCSE
3 11 (4.51%) Security Cleared
4 10 (4.10%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (2.87%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (2.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 7 (2.87%) SC Cleared
6 6 (2.46%) CCNA
6 6 (2.46%) DBS Check
6 6 (2.46%) Degree
7 5 (2.05%) CCDA
7 5 (2.05%) CCIE
7 5 (2.05%) CCNP
7 5 (2.05%) MCP
8 4 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.23%) MCITP
10 2 (0.82%) CCA
10 2 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.82%) MCSA
10 2 (0.82%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.74%) SLA
2 5 (2.05%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.41%) QA
System Software
1 31 (12.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (4.92%) Hyper-V
3 10 (4.10%) VMware ESX
4 9 (3.69%) vSphere
5 6 (2.46%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (2.46%) XenApp
6 5 (2.05%) HDFS
7 4 (1.64%) Terminal Server
7 4 (1.64%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.23%) Docker
8 3 (1.23%) vCloud
8 3 (1.23%) VMware Server
9 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.82%) VMware GSX
10 1 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.41%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.41%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 42 (17.21%) SCCM
2 9 (3.69%) Backup Exec
2 9 (3.69%) Puppet
3 8 (3.28%) SCOM
4 6 (2.46%) Ansible
4 6 (2.46%) Nagios
4 6 (2.46%) NetBackup
4 6 (2.46%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (2.05%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 5 (2.05%) Hadoop YARN
5 5 (2.05%) NetVault Backup
6 4 (1.64%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 4 (1.64%) WSUS
7 3 (1.23%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.82%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.41%) RANCID
9 1 (0.41%) Salt
9 1 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 126 (51.64%) Microsoft
2 57 (23.36%) VMware
3 27 (11.07%) Citrix
3 27 (11.07%) HP
4 21 (8.61%) Cisco
5 15 (6.15%) Dell
6 9 (3.69%) ServiceNow
7 8 (3.28%) Sophos
7 8 (3.28%) Symantec
8 7 (2.87%) EMC
8 7 (2.87%) NetApp
8 7 (2.87%) Red Hat
9 6 (2.46%) Veeam
10 5 (2.05%) Oracle
10 5 (2.05%) SaltStack
11 4 (1.64%) Fortinet
11 4 (1.64%) Hortonworks
11 4 (1.64%) Verint
12 3 (1.23%) SAP
12 3 (1.23%) Splunk
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