Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 74 42
Rank change year-on-year -1 -32 -2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 78 58 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 3.13% 2.72% 4.78%
As % of the System Software category 21.85% 21.72% 39.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 31 79
Leeds median daily rate £225 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -14.29% +16.67%
10th Percentile £129 £113 £149
90th Percentile £401 £488 £575
West Yorkshire median daily rate £315 £300 £350
% change year-on-year +5.00% -14.29% +19.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 14
Leeds median hourly rate £11.64 £15.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.90% +24.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £8.95 £10.50 £9.50
90th Percentile £30.25 £21.58 £19.18
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £11.78 £11.88 £12.10
% change year-on-year -0.80% -1.86% +10.00%

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 357 267 358
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 14.31% 12.52% 11.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 198 227
Leeds median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +25.00%
10th Percentile £313 £303 £220
90th Percentile £529 £548 £542
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 14
Leeds median hourly rate £11.64 £15.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.90% +24.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £8.95 £10.50 £9.50
90th Percentile £30.25 £21.58 £19.18
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.75 £11.88 £12.10
% change year-on-year +7.37% -1.86% +0.83%

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 17 August 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

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Leeds over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in Leeds

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 70 (89.74%) Windows
2 31 (39.74%) Microsoft
3 26 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 24 (30.77%) VMware
5 23 (29.49%) Windows 10
6 22 (28.21%) Windows 7
7 21 (26.92%) MS Exchange
8 16 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
9 15 (19.23%) ITIL
9 15 (19.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 14 (17.95%) Clustering
11 12 (15.38%) Service Management
11 12 (15.38%) Citrix
12 11 (14.10%) Time Management
12 11 (14.10%) Microsoft Azure
12 11 (14.10%) Office 365
13 10 (12.82%) Android
13 10 (12.82%) SCCM
13 10 (12.82%) HP
13 10 (12.82%) Linux
13 10 (12.82%) Microsoft Excel
13 10 (12.82%) TCP/IP
14 9 (11.54%) SAN
14 9 (11.54%) Migration
14 9 (11.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 9 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
14 9 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
14 9 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
15 8 (10.26%) VMware ESXi
15 8 (10.26%) Windows Server 2012

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 21 (26.92%) MS Exchange
2 9 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (10.26%) SharePoint
4 6 (7.69%) Skype for Business
5 3 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.56%) IIS
6 2 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.28%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (12.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (11.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (2.56%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.28%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.10%) Microsoft Azure
1 11 (14.10%) Office 365
2 4 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.82%) TCP/IP
2 9 (11.54%) SAN
3 8 (10.26%) DNS
4 6 (7.69%) Internet
5 5 (6.41%) Firewall
5 5 (6.41%) NAS
6 4 (5.13%) DHCP
6 4 (5.13%) Skype
6 4 (5.13%) VPN
7 3 (3.85%) LAN
8 2 (2.56%) SSL
9 1 (1.28%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.28%) Kerberos
9 1 (1.28%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (1.28%) S/MIME
9 1 (1.28%) SNMP
9 1 (1.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.28%) MySQL
3 1 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.85%) MSI
General
1 8 (10.26%) Finance
2 6 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.56%) Back Office
4 1 (1.28%) Law
4 1 (1.28%) Publishing
4 1 (1.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (29.49%) Analyst
2 14 (17.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (17.95%) Support Engineer
3 12 (15.38%) 1st Line Support
4 9 (11.54%) Service Analyst
4 9 (11.54%) Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (11.54%) Support Analyst
4 9 (11.54%) Windows Engineer
5 8 (10.26%) Desktop Support
5 8 (10.26%) Server Engineer
6 7 (8.97%) IT Engineer
7 6 (7.69%) 1st Line Engineer
7 6 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 6 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 6 (7.69%) Windows Server Engineer
8 5 (6.41%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (6.41%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 5 (6.41%) VMware Engineer
8 5 (6.41%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.97%) Web Services
2 1 (1.28%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.95%) Clustering
2 6 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.69%) CMDB
2 6 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (5.13%) iPhone
4 3 (3.85%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.85%) PKI
5 2 (2.56%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.28%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.28%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.28%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 70 (89.74%) Windows
2 26 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 23 (29.49%) Windows 10
4 22 (28.21%) Windows 7
5 10 (12.82%) Android
5 10 (12.82%) Linux
6 9 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (10.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (7.69%) Apple iOS
8 6 (7.69%) Mac OS
9 3 (3.85%) CentOS
10 2 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.56%) Windows 2000
10 2 (2.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (19.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 15 (19.23%) ITIL
2 12 (15.38%) Service Management
3 11 (14.10%) Time Management
4 9 (11.54%) Migration
4 9 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (10.26%) Change Management
6 6 (7.69%) Change Control
6 6 (7.69%) Server Building
7 5 (6.41%) Application Packaging
7 5 (6.41%) High Availability
7 5 (6.41%) Proactive Management
7 5 (6.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (5.13%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (5.13%) PLM
8 4 (5.13%) Server Patching
9 3 (3.85%) Analytics
9 3 (3.85%) Data Migration
9 3 (3.85%) Problem Management
9 3 (3.85%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.97%) SQL
2 6 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (5.13%) Degree
1 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (5.13%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.85%) MCITP
2 3 (3.85%) MCSE
3 2 (2.56%) CCA
3 2 (2.56%) CCNA
3 2 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.56%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (2.56%) DBS Check
3 2 (2.56%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.56%) PMP
3 2 (2.56%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.28%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.28%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.28%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.97%) SLA
2 2 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 16 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (10.26%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (6.41%) Hyper-V
3 5 (6.41%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (5.13%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (3.85%) vSphere
5 3 (3.85%) XenApp
5 3 (3.85%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.56%) XenServer
7 1 (1.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 10 (12.82%) SCCM
2 3 (3.85%) HP SIM
2 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (3.85%) SCOM
2 3 (3.85%) WSUS
3 2 (2.56%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (2.56%) SCDPM
4 1 (1.28%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.28%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.28%) OpenView
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (1.28%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.28%) vMotion
4 1 (1.28%) vRealize
4 1 (1.28%) WMI
Vendors
1 31 (39.74%) Microsoft
2 24 (30.77%) VMware
3 12 (15.38%) Citrix
4 10 (12.82%) HP
5 5 (6.41%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.85%) Cisco
6 3 (3.85%) Dell
6 3 (3.85%) Remedy
6 3 (3.85%) SolarWinds
7 2 (2.56%) Apple
7 2 (2.56%) EMC
7 2 (2.56%) McAfee
7 2 (2.56%) Zoho
8 1 (1.28%) F5
8 1 (1.28%) NetApp
8 1 (1.28%) Oracle
8 1 (1.28%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.28%) Splunk
8 1 (1.28%) Veeam