Period
to 24 February 2018

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 24 February 2018 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 26 25
Rank change year-on-year -9 -1 +3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 244 274 342
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 5.31% 5.92% 5.82%
As % of the System Software category 43.65% 47.90% 54.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 141 166
Yorkshire median daily rate £210 £325 £241
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.38% +34.72% -16.09%
10th Percentile £113 £110 £105
90th Percentile £415 £506 £400
England median daily rate £313 £325 £310
% change year-on-year -3.85% +4.84% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 63 100
Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% -2.04%
10th Percentile £9.81 £9.80 £8.50
90th Percentile £15.84 £22.45 £18.75
England median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year - +3.45% -2.88%

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 559 572 630
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 12.16% 12.36% 10.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 362 367
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £120 £163 £120
90th Percentile £575 £549 £550
England median daily rate £450 £420 £388
% change year-on-year +7.14% +8.39% +7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 69 104
Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £12.51 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.04% +4.21% -4.00%
10th Percentile £9.81 £9.80 £8.50
90th Percentile £20.02 £24.00 £20.13
England median hourly rate £16.22 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +1.34% +6.67% -3.23%

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 24 February 2018.

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 24 February 2018.

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 24 February 2018. 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 -5 162 £218 -35.56% 63
North Yorkshire -1 53 £200 -31.91% 27
South Yorkshire -21 25 £110 -59.63% 25
East Yorkshire 0 5 £120 +2.13% 3
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, 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.

1 182 (74.59%) Windows
2 104 (42.62%) Microsoft
3 87 (35.66%) Windows 7
4 78 (31.97%) ITIL
5 58 (23.77%) Office 365
6 56 (22.95%) SCCM
7 55 (22.54%) Windows Server
8 52 (21.31%) Windows 10
9 41 (16.80%) MS Exchange
10 40 (16.39%) Windows Server 2008
11 39 (15.98%) VMware
12 37 (15.16%) Microsoft Office
13 33 (13.52%) Migration
13 33 (13.52%) Windows Server 2012
14 31 (12.70%) Citrix
15 30 (12.30%) Microsoft Certification
16 28 (11.48%) DNS
17 24 (9.84%) Windows XP
17 24 (9.84%) VMware Infrastructure
18 19 (7.79%) LAN
18 19 (7.79%) WAN
18 19 (7.79%) Microsoft Azure
19 18 (7.38%) SQL
19 18 (7.38%) Time Management
20 17 (6.97%) DHCP
20 17 (6.97%) Exchange Server 2010
20 17 (6.97%) Driving Licence
21 16 (6.56%) Service Delivery
22 15 (6.15%) Finance
22 15 (6.15%) Microsoft Excel

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 41 (16.80%) MS Exchange
2 17 (6.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (5.74%) SharePoint
4 8 (3.28%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (2.87%) IIS
5 7 (2.87%) Skype for Business
6 6 (2.46%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.82%) CMS
Applications
1 37 (15.16%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (6.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (4.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) OPENHousing
1 1 (0.41%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 58 (23.77%) Office 365
2 19 (7.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.69%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (3.69%) SaaS
4 6 (2.46%) PaaS
5 5 (2.05%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.41%) G Suite
7 1 (0.41%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 28 (11.48%) DNS
2 19 (7.79%) LAN
2 19 (7.79%) WAN
3 17 (6.97%) DHCP
4 15 (6.15%) NetScaler
5 11 (4.51%) Skype
5 11 (4.51%) SMS
6 9 (3.69%) TCP/IP
7 8 (3.28%) Firewall
8 7 (2.87%) VPN
9 6 (2.46%) IP Telephony
10 5 (2.05%) SAN
11 4 (1.64%) SMTP
11 4 (1.64%) VoIP
11 4 (1.64%) Wireless
12 3 (1.23%) Kerberos
13 2 (0.82%) Network Security
13 2 (0.82%) SSL
14 1 (0.41%) Fibre Channel
14 1 (0.41%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.41%) MySQL
5 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.87%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (2.46%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.41%) MSI
3 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (6.15%) Finance
2 6 (2.46%) Retail
3 4 (1.64%) Banking
3 4 (1.64%) Investment Banking
3 4 (1.64%) Law
3 4 (1.64%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.82%) German Language
4 2 (0.82%) Legal
5 1 (0.41%) Automotive
5 1 (0.41%) Back Office
5 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 58 (23.77%) Analyst
2 53 (21.72%) 2nd Line Support
3 33 (13.52%) Service Analyst
3 33 (13.52%) Service Desk Analyst
4 32 (13.11%) Support Engineer
5 27 (11.07%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 27 (11.07%) Desktop Support
6 24 (9.84%) Active Directory Support
6 24 (9.84%) Support Analyst
7 22 (9.02%) Desktop Engineer
8 19 (7.79%) 1st Line Support
8 19 (7.79%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 19 (7.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (5.74%) Active Directory Analyst
9 14 (5.74%) Exchange Support
10 13 (5.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 12 (4.92%) Service Desk Support
12 11 (4.51%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
12 11 (4.51%) Consultant
12 11 (4.51%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.64%) Web Services
2 3 (1.23%) SAML
3 2 (0.82%) .NET
3 2 (0.82%) OAuth
4 1 (0.41%) Ajax
4 1 (0.41%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.41%) CSS
4 1 (0.41%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.97%) Driving Licence
2 15 (6.15%) Data Centre
3 11 (4.51%) NHS
4 7 (2.87%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.64%) Clustering
6 3 (1.23%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (0.82%) CCTV
7 2 (0.82%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.82%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.41%) CMDB
8 1 (0.41%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.41%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 182 (74.59%) Windows
2 87 (35.66%) Windows 7
3 55 (22.54%) Windows Server
4 52 (21.31%) Windows 10
5 40 (16.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (13.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (9.84%) Windows XP
8 14 (5.74%) Linux
9 12 (4.92%) Windows 8
10 8 (3.28%) Android
10 8 (3.28%) Windows Vista
11 7 (2.87%) Unix
11 7 (2.87%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (2.46%) Windows 2000
13 4 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.82%) CentOS
15 1 (0.41%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (0.41%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.41%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (31.97%) ITIL
2 33 (13.52%) Migration
3 18 (7.38%) Time Management
4 16 (6.56%) Service Delivery
5 11 (4.51%) Service Management
6 10 (4.10%) Information Security
7 9 (3.69%) Validation
8 8 (3.28%) Break/Fix
9 7 (2.87%) Asset Management
9 7 (2.87%) Data Protection
10 6 (2.46%) Analytics
10 6 (2.46%) Change Control
10 6 (2.46%) Feasibility Study
10 6 (2.46%) Infrastructure Management
10 6 (2.46%) ITIL V3
10 6 (2.46%) Performance Management
11 5 (2.05%) Load Balancing
12 4 (1.64%) Desktop Virtualisation
12 4 (1.64%) Enterprise Architecture
12 4 (1.64%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (7.38%) SQL
2 11 (4.51%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.41%) C#
3 1 (0.41%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.41%) Perl
3 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (12.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (4.51%) MCSE
3 9 (3.69%) MCDST
4 8 (3.28%) MCP
5 7 (2.87%) CCA
5 7 (2.87%) Citrix Certification
5 7 (2.87%) Security Cleared
6 6 (2.46%) CCAA
6 6 (2.46%) CCEA
6 6 (2.46%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.46%) HNC
7 5 (2.05%) CCNA
7 5 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (2.05%) MCSA
7 5 (2.05%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.23%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.82%) CCIE
9 2 (0.82%) CCNP
9 2 (0.82%) NVQ Level 3
10 1 (0.41%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.74%) SLA
2 4 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.82%) GDPR
4 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (9.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (6.15%) XenApp
3 11 (4.51%) vSphere
4 7 (2.87%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.46%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (2.46%) XenDesktop
5 6 (2.46%) XenServer
6 4 (1.64%) Terminal Server
6 4 (1.64%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (1.64%) VMware Server
7 3 (1.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.82%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 56 (22.95%) SCCM
2 10 (4.10%) EdgeSight
3 7 (2.87%) SCOM
4 6 (2.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.82%) WSUS
5 2 (0.82%) ZENworks
6 1 (0.41%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.41%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.41%) WMI
Vendors
1 104 (42.62%) Microsoft
2 39 (15.98%) VMware
3 31 (12.70%) Citrix
4 13 (5.33%) Cisco
5 12 (4.92%) Apple
6 10 (4.10%) HP
7 9 (3.69%) Dell
8 7 (2.87%) Ivanti
8 7 (2.87%) McAfee
9 5 (2.05%) NetApp
9 5 (2.05%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.64%) Intel
11 3 (1.23%) Splunk
12 2 (0.82%) Avaya
12 2 (0.82%) Brocade
12 2 (0.82%) Capita
12 2 (0.82%) CheckPoint
13 1 (0.41%) Oracle
13 1 (0.41%) Remedy
13 1 (0.41%) Symantec