Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 30 22
Rank change year-on-year +4 -8 +4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 295 254 328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 5.92% 5.72% 6.16%
As % of the System Software category 40.80% 43.64% 48.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 155 170
Yorkshire median daily rate £365 £210 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +73.81% -35.38% +18.18%
10th Percentile £145 £113 £113
90th Percentile £494 £445 £564
England median daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +16.67% -7.69% +4.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 41 51
Yorkshire median hourly rate £11.78 £12.50 £13.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.76% -10.17% +15.96%
10th Percentile £9.31 £9.81 £9.00
90th Percentile £16.71 £17.25 £23.75
England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -

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 723 582 670
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 14.52% 13.12% 12.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 439 389 424
Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.87% +0.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £263 £116 £163
90th Percentile £538 £538 £575
England median daily rate £467 £436 £413
% change year-on-year +7.11% +5.70% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 44 53
Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -10.71% +16.67%
10th Percentile £9.31 £9.81 £9.10
90th Percentile £19.23 £21.23 £25.00
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +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 14 December 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 14 December 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 14 December 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 -1 166 £375 +66.67% 56
South Yorkshire +30 72 £340 +189.36% 15
North Yorkshire -7 39 £365 +102.50% 11
East Yorkshire +8 9 £180 - 2
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 231 (78.31%) Windows
2 163 (55.25%) Microsoft
3 86 (29.15%) Windows Server
4 77 (26.10%) Windows 7
5 71 (24.07%) SCCM
6 70 (23.73%) VMware
7 67 (22.71%) Office 365
8 61 (20.68%) Windows 10
9 55 (18.64%) Microsoft Azure
10 51 (17.29%) ITIL
10 51 (17.29%) DNS
11 49 (16.61%) VMware Infrastructure
12 48 (16.27%) PowerShell
12 48 (16.27%) Migration
13 38 (12.88%) Microsoft Office
14 37 (12.54%) TCP/IP
14 37 (12.54%) DHCP
15 36 (12.20%) MS Exchange
15 36 (12.20%) Linux
16 35 (11.86%) Firewall
16 35 (11.86%) Problem-Solving
17 33 (11.19%) Cisco
18 32 (10.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 31 (10.51%) Self-Motivation
19 31 (10.51%) Windows Server 2012
20 28 (9.49%) Citrix
21 26 (8.81%) Amazon AWS
22 24 (8.14%) SAN
23 23 (7.80%) SharePoint
23 23 (7.80%) Clustering

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 36 (12.20%) MS Exchange
2 23 (7.80%) SharePoint
3 18 (6.10%) Skype for Business
4 12 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.02%) IBM Notes
6 3 (1.02%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.68%) IIS
7 2 (0.68%) nginx
7 2 (0.68%) WordPress
8 1 (0.34%) Apache
8 1 (0.34%) CMS
8 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.34%) Jetty
8 1 (0.34%) Mongrel
8 1 (0.34%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
Applications
1 38 (12.88%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (2.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.02%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Sage 200
1 1 (0.34%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 67 (22.71%) Office 365
2 55 (18.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (8.81%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (5.08%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (2.71%) IaaS
5 8 (2.71%) PaaS
6 7 (2.37%) SaaS
7 4 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.36%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.68%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.34%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 51 (17.29%) DNS
2 37 (12.54%) DHCP
2 37 (12.54%) TCP/IP
3 35 (11.86%) Firewall
4 24 (8.14%) SAN
5 22 (7.46%) VPN
6 21 (7.12%) LAN
6 21 (7.12%) Skype
7 17 (5.76%) WAN
8 14 (4.75%) VoIP
9 12 (4.07%) NAS
10 11 (3.73%) SSL
11 10 (3.39%) Remote Desktop
12 9 (3.05%) VLAN
13 8 (2.71%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (2.37%) HTTP
15 6 (2.03%) IPsec
15 6 (2.03%) MPLS
16 5 (1.69%) Wireless
16 5 (1.69%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.08%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.69%) MySQL
3 4 (1.36%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (1.02%) MS Access
5 2 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.68%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.34%) Firebird
6 1 (0.34%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.69%) Jenkins
1 5 (1.69%) MSI
2 3 (1.02%) JIRA
3 2 (0.68%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.68%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.34%) GitLab
4 1 (0.34%) JUnit
4 1 (0.34%) Maven
4 1 (0.34%) Selenium
4 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.34%) Travis CI
4 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.34%) WebDriver
General
1 19 (6.44%) Finance
2 8 (2.71%) Retail
2 8 (2.71%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.37%) Banking
4 6 (2.03%) Japanese Language
5 4 (1.36%) Law
6 3 (1.02%) Legal
7 2 (0.68%) Back Office
7 2 (0.68%) Games
8 1 (0.34%) Advertising
8 1 (0.34%) Automotive
8 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 46 (15.59%) Analyst
2 27 (9.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 23 (7.80%) Support Engineer
4 22 (7.46%) Service Analyst
4 22 (7.46%) Service Desk Analyst
5 21 (7.12%) Consultant
6 20 (6.78%) Windows Engineer
7 18 (6.10%) 2nd Line Support
8 17 (5.76%) Active Directory Engineer
8 17 (5.76%) Administrator
8 17 (5.76%) Server Engineer
9 16 (5.42%) Desktop Support
10 14 (4.75%) Desktop Engineer
10 14 (4.75%) Systems Administrator
10 14 (4.75%) Technical Specialist
11 12 (4.07%) 1st Line Support
11 12 (4.07%) 3rd Line Support
11 12 (4.07%) Architect
11 12 (4.07%) Office 365 Engineer
12 10 (3.39%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.71%) CSS
1 8 (2.71%) HTML
1 8 (2.71%) Node.js
2 5 (1.69%) Web Services
3 3 (1.02%) .NET
3 3 (1.02%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.68%) J2EE
5 1 (0.34%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.34%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.34%) Middleware
5 1 (0.34%) REST
5 1 (0.34%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.34%) Servlets
5 1 (0.34%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.51%) Self-Motivation
2 23 (7.80%) Clustering
3 17 (5.76%) Data Centre
4 12 (4.07%) iPhone
5 8 (2.71%) NHS
5 8 (2.71%) Public Cloud
6 6 (2.03%) Blackberry
6 6 (2.03%) PKI
6 6 (2.03%) User Experience
7 5 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.36%) CMDB
8 4 (1.36%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.68%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.68%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (0.68%) iPad
9 2 (0.68%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.34%) EMC VNX
10 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.34%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 231 (78.31%) Windows
2 86 (29.15%) Windows Server
3 77 (26.10%) Windows 7
4 61 (20.68%) Windows 10
5 36 (12.20%) Linux
6 31 (10.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (5.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (4.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (4.41%) Unix
10 11 (3.73%) Android
10 11 (3.73%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (2.37%) Windows XP
12 4 (1.36%) CentOS
12 4 (1.36%) Solaris
13 3 (1.02%) AIX
13 3 (1.02%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.68%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.68%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.68%) SUSE
14 2 (0.68%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (17.29%) ITIL
2 48 (16.27%) Migration
3 35 (11.86%) Problem-Solving
4 32 (10.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 16 (5.42%) DevOps
6 14 (4.75%) Project Management
7 13 (4.41%) Configuration Management
7 13 (4.41%) Service Delivery
8 11 (3.73%) Identity Access Management
9 10 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (3.39%) Time Management
10 9 (3.05%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 8 (2.71%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (2.71%) ITSM
11 8 (2.71%) Service Management
11 8 (2.71%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (2.71%) Web Operations
12 7 (2.37%) Business Continuity
12 7 (2.37%) Incident Management
12 7 (2.37%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 48 (16.27%) PowerShell
2 21 (7.12%) SQL
3 20 (6.78%) VB
4 14 (4.75%) Python
5 11 (3.73%) Java
6 10 (3.39%) Shell Script
7 9 (3.05%) JavaScript
7 9 (3.05%) Ruby
8 5 (1.69%) Perl
9 4 (1.36%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.34%) PHP
10 1 (0.34%) R
10 1 (0.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (7.12%) Security Cleared
2 19 (6.44%) SC Cleared
3 14 (4.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (3.73%) MCSE
5 9 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (2.37%) Degree
7 6 (2.03%) CCNA
8 5 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (1.69%) DBS Check
8 5 (1.69%) MCP
9 4 (1.36%) CCNP
9 4 (1.36%) CISSP
10 3 (1.02%) CCA
10 3 (1.02%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (1.02%) MCSA
10 3 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.68%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.68%) CISA
11 2 (0.68%) CISM
11 2 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.07%) SLA
2 7 (2.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.02%) GDPR
4 2 (0.68%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.34%) PMO
5 1 (0.34%) QA
System Software
1 49 (16.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (4.41%) VMware ESXi
3 12 (4.07%) Firmware
4 11 (3.73%) Hyper-V
5 10 (3.39%) vSphere
6 8 (2.71%) Virtual Servers
6 8 (2.71%) XenApp
7 7 (2.37%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (1.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 5 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (1.69%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.02%) Docker
10 2 (0.68%) Xen
10 2 (0.68%) XenServer
11 1 (0.34%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.34%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 71 (24.07%) SCCM
2 10 (3.39%) Microsoft Clustering
3 7 (2.37%) Puppet
3 7 (2.37%) vCenter Server
3 7 (2.37%) WSUS
4 5 (1.69%) Ansible
4 5 (1.69%) Terraform
5 4 (1.36%) HP SIM
5 4 (1.36%) SCOM
6 3 (1.02%) Kubernetes
6 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (1.02%) PowerCLI
7 2 (0.68%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.68%) Nagios
7 2 (0.68%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.68%) OpenView
7 2 (0.68%) Packer
7 2 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.68%) WMI
8 1 (0.34%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 163 (55.25%) Microsoft
2 70 (23.73%) VMware
3 33 (11.19%) Cisco
4 28 (9.49%) Citrix
5 21 (7.12%) Dell
5 21 (7.12%) HP
6 9 (3.05%) Intel
6 9 (3.05%) ServiceNow
7 8 (2.71%) NetApp
7 8 (2.71%) Red Hat
8 7 (2.37%) SolarWinds
9 6 (2.03%) F5
9 6 (2.03%) Meraki
10 5 (1.69%) Aruba
10 5 (1.69%) CyberArk
10 5 (1.69%) Oracle
11 4 (1.36%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.36%) McAfee
12 3 (1.02%) Apple
12 3 (1.02%) Lotus