The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 52 21 28
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +7
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 59 71 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 3.55% 7.02% 5.78%
As % of the System Software category 33.33% 71.72% 70.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 34 22
Average daily rate
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£260 £260 £111
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +133.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £125 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £328 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 5
Average hourly rate £11.84 £13.10 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.61% +9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.95 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £44.30 £14.91
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

System Software Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
177 99 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 10.66% 9.79% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 53 33
Average daily rate £350 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £125 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 5
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.10 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.39% +9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.95 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £44.30 £14.51
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing Active Directory also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Active Directory.

1 100 (76.34%) Windows
2 61 (46.56%) Microsoft
3 41 (31.30%) Windows 7
4 38 (29.01%) MS Exchange
5 36 (27.48%) VMware
6 28 (21.37%) ITIL
7 24 (18.32%) DNS
8 22 (16.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (16.79%) MS Excel
9 18 (13.74%) MS Office
9 18 (13.74%) WAN
10 17 (12.98%) VMware Infrastructure
11 16 (12.21%) LAN
11 16 (12.21%) SQL
12 15 (11.45%) Microsoft Certification
13 14 (10.69%) DHCP
13 14 (10.69%) SQL Server
13 14 (10.69%) Windows Server 2003
13 14 (10.69%) Exchange Server 2007
13 14 (10.69%) Exchange Server 2010
13 14 (10.69%) Windows Server 2012
14 13 (9.92%) Cisco
15 12 (9.16%) Windows XP
15 12 (9.16%) SAN
15 12 (9.16%) Migration
16 11 (8.40%) Firewall
16 11 (8.40%) Citrix
16 11 (8.40%) Blackberry
17 10 (7.63%) Service Management
17 10 (7.63%) Data Centre

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing Active Directory also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Active Directory. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 38 (29.01%) MS Exchange
2 14 (10.69%) Exchange Server 2007
2 14 (10.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (6.87%) Lync
3 9 (6.87%) SharePoint
3 9 (6.87%) IIS
4 8 (6.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (3.05%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (2.29%) Node.js
7 3 (2.29%) JBoss
7 3 (2.29%) Apache
7 3 (2.29%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.53%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 22 (16.79%) MS Excel
2 18 (13.74%) MS Office
3 3 (2.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.76%) MS Project
4 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (18.32%) DNS
2 18 (13.74%) WAN
3 16 (12.21%) LAN
4 14 (10.69%) DHCP
5 12 (9.16%) SAN
6 11 (8.40%) Firewall
7 8 (6.11%) TCP/IP
8 7 (5.34%) VPN
9 6 (4.58%) Unified Communications
10 4 (3.05%) Wireless
10 4 (3.05%) VoIP
10 4 (3.05%) Internet
11 3 (2.29%) DMZ
11 3 (2.29%) NAS
12 2 (1.53%) SMTP
12 2 (1.53%) Cisco ASA
13 1 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
13 1 (0.76%) IP Telephony
13 1 (0.76%) VLAN
13 1 (0.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.29%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.53%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.53%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.76%) MySQL
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.76%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.76%) Big Data
4 1 (0.76%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.76%) Informix
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Fiddler
General
1 9 (6.87%) Finance
2 5 (3.82%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.05%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.05%) Back Office
4 3 (2.29%) Legal
5 2 (1.53%) Electronics
5 2 (1.53%) Law
5 2 (1.53%) Billing
5 2 (1.53%) Marketing
6 1 (0.76%) Games
6 1 (0.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (35.88%) Analyst
2 24 (18.32%) Service Analyst
2 24 (18.32%) Service Desk Analyst
3 16 (12.21%) Support Analyst
4 13 (9.92%) Support Engineer
5 12 (9.16%) 2nd Line Support
6 10 (7.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (7.63%) 1st Line Support
7 8 (6.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (5.34%) Deployment Engineer
8 7 (5.34%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (4.58%) Design Engineer
9 6 (4.58%) Communications Engineer
9 6 (4.58%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 6 (4.58%) Technical Analyst
10 5 (3.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 5 (3.82%) Administrator
10 5 (3.82%) Technical Support
11 4 (3.05%) Test Analyst
11 4 (3.05%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.29%) .NET
1 3 (2.29%) J2EE
1 3 (2.29%) Web Services
1 3 (2.29%) Java EE
2 2 (1.53%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.76%) HTML
3 1 (0.76%) ODBC
3 1 (0.76%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.40%) Blackberry
2 10 (7.63%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.58%) Client/Server
4 5 (3.82%) NHS
5 4 (3.05%) Clustering
5 4 (3.05%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.05%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (2.29%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.29%) PKI
7 2 (1.53%) DTV
7 2 (1.53%) Replication
7 2 (1.53%) CMDB
7 2 (1.53%) iPad
8 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.76%) IBM XIV
8 1 (0.76%) Wiki
8 1 (0.76%) Statistics
8 1 (0.76%) Life Science
8 1 (0.76%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 100 (76.34%) Windows
2 41 (31.30%) Windows 7
3 22 (16.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (10.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (10.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (9.16%) Windows XP
6 7 (5.34%) Linux
6 7 (5.34%) UNIX
7 6 (4.58%) Windows 8
8 4 (3.05%) Windows Vista
9 3 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.53%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.76%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (21.37%) ITIL
2 12 (9.16%) Migration
3 10 (7.63%) Service Management
4 8 (6.11%) Change Management
5 7 (5.34%) Configuration Management
6 6 (4.58%) Service Delivery
7 5 (3.82%) Project Management
7 5 (3.82%) Incident Management
8 4 (3.05%) E-Commerce
8 4 (3.05%) ITSM
8 4 (3.05%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (2.29%) Workflow
9 3 (2.29%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (2.29%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (2.29%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (2.29%) Time Management
9 3 (2.29%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (2.29%) DevOps
9 3 (2.29%) Server Hardening
10 2 (1.53%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.21%) SQL
2 7 (5.34%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.29%) Java
4 2 (1.53%) C
4 2 (1.53%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.76%) Perl
5 1 (0.76%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.76%) VBScript
5 1 (0.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (11.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (5.34%) MCSE
2 7 (5.34%) MCITP
3 5 (3.82%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.05%) MCDST
4 4 (3.05%) MCTS
4 4 (3.05%) MOS
4 4 (3.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (3.05%) CCNA
5 2 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.76%) CCIE
6 1 (0.76%) CCNP
6 1 (0.76%) CCDP
6 1 (0.76%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.76%) CCEA
6 1 (0.76%) JNCIA
6 1 (0.76%) JNCIS
6 1 (0.76%) JNCIE
6 1 (0.76%) NCDA
6 1 (0.76%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.34%) SLA
2 2 (1.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.76%) QA
System Software
1 17 (12.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (5.34%) Hyper-V
2 7 (5.34%) vSphere
3 3 (2.29%) Terminal Services
3 3 (2.29%) VMware ESX
3 3 (2.29%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (2.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (1.53%) ISA Server
4 2 (1.53%) UAG
4 2 (1.53%) vCloud
5 1 (0.76%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.76%) XenApp
5 1 (0.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (6.11%) SCCM
2 4 (3.05%) SCOM
3 3 (2.29%) Puppet
3 3 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.53%) SCOrch
4 2 (1.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (1.53%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.76%) DameWare
5 1 (0.76%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.76%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 61 (46.56%) Microsoft
2 36 (27.48%) VMware
3 13 (9.92%) Cisco
4 11 (8.40%) Citrix
5 7 (5.34%) Oracle
6 3 (2.29%) Brocade
6 3 (2.29%) NetApp
6 3 (2.29%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.53%) Amdocs
7 2 (1.53%) SAP
7 2 (1.53%) HP
7 2 (1.53%) Veeam
8 1 (0.76%) Riverbed
8 1 (0.76%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.76%) F5
8 1 (0.76%) Hortonworks
8 1 (0.76%) Meraki
8 1 (0.76%) Avaya
8 1 (0.76%) Juniper
8 1 (0.76%) IBM
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