Period
to 18 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 18 October 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
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 53 38
Rank change year-on-year -11 -15 -3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 82 96 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 3.42% 4.40% 5.41%
As % of the System Software category 26.62% 31.17% 43.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 52 85
Leeds median daily rate £354 £225 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +57.22% -35.71% +16.67%
10th Percentile £130 £113 £121
90th Percentile £480 £485 £575
West Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £225 £350
% change year-on-year +55.56% -35.71% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 7
Leeds median hourly rate £11.00 £12.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.20% -15.52% +20.83%
10th Percentile £9.00 £10.50 £9.80
90th Percentile £15.07 £20.88 £19.70
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £11.25 £12.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% - -

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 Leeds with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Leeds
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 308 308 341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 12.84% 14.10% 12.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 223 216
Leeds median daily rate £425 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.19% +20.00%
10th Percentile £308 £210 £188
90th Percentile £538 £538 £556
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 8
Leeds median hourly rate £11.00 £12.25 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.20% -22.22% +29.36%
10th Percentile £9.00 £10.50 £9.85
90th Percentile £15.07 £20.88 £24.13
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £11.50 £12.00 £12.75
% change year-on-year -4.17% -5.88% +6.25%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Leeds

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Leeds

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Leeds over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Leeds

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 71 (86.59%) Windows
2 43 (52.44%) Microsoft
3 36 (43.90%) Windows Server
4 27 (32.93%) VMware
5 25 (30.49%) Windows 10
6 22 (26.83%) Windows 7
7 20 (24.39%) MS Exchange
8 17 (20.73%) VMware Infrastructure
9 16 (19.51%) Office 365
9 16 (19.51%) Clustering
10 15 (18.29%) Linux
10 15 (18.29%) ITIL
10 15 (18.29%) Problem-Solving
10 15 (18.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 14 (17.07%) TCP/IP
12 13 (15.85%) Microsoft Azure
12 13 (15.85%) SCCM
13 12 (14.63%) Android
14 11 (13.41%) Citrix
14 11 (13.41%) SAN
14 11 (13.41%) Self-Motivation
15 10 (12.20%) HP
15 10 (12.20%) DNS
15 10 (12.20%) Service Management
15 10 (12.20%) Skype for Business
16 9 (10.98%) VMware ESXi
16 9 (10.98%) iPhone
16 9 (10.98%) Finance
16 9 (10.98%) SharePoint
17 8 (9.76%) Microsoft Excel

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 20 (24.39%) MS Exchange
2 10 (12.20%) Skype for Business
3 9 (10.98%) SharePoint
4 7 (8.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.22%) IIS
6 1 (1.22%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (9.76%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (9.76%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (8.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.44%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.22%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 16 (19.51%) Office 365
2 13 (15.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.10%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.44%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.22%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (17.07%) TCP/IP
2 11 (13.41%) SAN
3 10 (12.20%) DNS
4 8 (9.76%) Skype
5 7 (8.54%) NAS
6 6 (7.32%) Firewall
7 5 (6.10%) Internet
8 3 (3.66%) DHCP
8 3 (3.66%) LAN
8 3 (3.66%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (3.66%) VPN
9 2 (2.44%) SSL
9 2 (2.44%) VoIP
10 1 (1.22%) iSCSI
10 1 (1.22%) Kerberos
10 1 (1.22%) S/MIME
10 1 (1.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 9 (10.98%) Finance
2 6 (7.32%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.88%) Law
3 4 (4.88%) Retail
4 3 (3.66%) Legal
5 2 (2.44%) Back Office
6 1 (1.22%) Advertising
6 1 (1.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (28.05%) Analyst
2 13 (15.85%) Service Analyst
2 13 (15.85%) Service Desk Analyst
3 12 (14.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (13.41%) Support Engineer
5 10 (12.20%) Windows Engineer
6 9 (10.98%) 1st Line Support
7 8 (9.76%) Server Engineer
7 8 (9.76%) Support Analyst
8 7 (8.54%) IT Engineer
9 6 (7.32%) 1st Line Engineer
9 6 (7.32%) 1st Line Support Engineer
9 6 (7.32%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 6 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (7.32%) Desktop Support
9 6 (7.32%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 6 (7.32%) Windows Server Engineer
10 5 (6.10%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (6.10%) IT Technician
10 5 (6.10%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.54%) Web Services
2 1 (1.22%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.51%) Clustering
2 11 (13.41%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (10.98%) iPhone
4 6 (7.32%) CMDB
5 5 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (4.88%) Blackberry
6 4 (4.88%) Data Centre
7 3 (3.66%) PKI
7 3 (3.66%) User Experience
8 2 (2.44%) Computer Science
8 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.22%) CCTV
9 1 (1.22%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.22%) EMC VNX
9 1 (1.22%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 71 (86.59%) Windows
2 36 (43.90%) Windows Server
3 25 (30.49%) Windows 10
4 22 (26.83%) Windows 7
5 15 (18.29%) Linux
6 12 (14.63%) Android
7 7 (8.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (6.10%) Apple iOS
9 5 (6.10%) Mac OS
9 5 (6.10%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (4.88%) Unix
11 2 (2.44%) CentOS
11 2 (2.44%) SUSE
11 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (1.22%) Windows 2000
12 1 (1.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 15 (18.29%) ITIL
1 15 (18.29%) Problem-Solving
2 10 (12.20%) Service Management
3 7 (8.54%) Change Management
3 7 (8.54%) Migration
4 5 (6.10%) Change Control
4 5 (6.10%) High Availability
4 5 (6.10%) Proactive Management
4 5 (6.10%) Server Building
4 5 (6.10%) Time Management
5 4 (4.88%) ITSM
5 4 (4.88%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (4.88%) PLM
5 4 (4.88%) Server Patching
6 3 (3.66%) Analytics
6 3 (3.66%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (3.66%) Chat Support
6 3 (3.66%) Information Security
6 3 (3.66%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.76%) SQL
2 4 (4.88%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.44%) VBScript
4 1 (1.22%) Java
4 1 (1.22%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.22%) PHP
4 1 (1.22%) Python
4 1 (1.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (7.32%) Degree
2 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.66%) MCITP
3 3 (3.66%) MCSE
4 2 (2.44%) CCA
4 2 (2.44%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.44%) MCP
4 2 (2.44%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.44%) PMP
4 2 (2.44%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.22%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.22%) CCNA
5 1 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.22%) CISSP
5 1 (1.22%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.10%) SLA
2 3 (3.66%) QA
3 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (20.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (10.98%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (7.32%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (4.88%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (4.88%) XenApp
5 3 (3.66%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.44%) vSphere
6 2 (2.44%) XenServer
7 1 (1.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (15.85%) SCCM
2 4 (4.88%) HP SIM
2 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (4.88%) SCOM
2 4 (4.88%) WSUS
3 2 (2.44%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (2.44%) SCDPM
3 2 (2.44%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.22%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.22%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.22%) Nessus
4 1 (1.22%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.22%) OpenView
4 1 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (1.22%) Packer
4 1 (1.22%) Puppet
4 1 (1.22%) Terraform
4 1 (1.22%) vRealize
Vendors
1 43 (52.44%) Microsoft
2 27 (32.93%) VMware
3 11 (13.41%) Citrix
4 10 (12.20%) HP
5 7 (8.54%) Cisco
5 7 (8.54%) Red Hat
6 5 (6.10%) F5
7 4 (4.88%) Dell
7 4 (4.88%) SolarWinds
8 3 (3.66%) EMC
8 3 (3.66%) IBM
8 3 (3.66%) McAfee
8 3 (3.66%) Remedy
8 3 (3.66%) Sony
9 2 (2.44%) NetApp
9 2 (2.44%) Splunk
9 2 (2.44%) Zoho
10 1 (1.22%) Sage
10 1 (1.22%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.22%) Veeam