Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 74 53
Rank change year-on-year +4 -21 -2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 83 66 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 3.27% 3.13% 3.74%
As % of the System Software category 23.51% 32.67% 36.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 48 58
Leeds median daily rate £161 £285 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -43.68% +29.55% +3.53%
10th Percentile £114 £113 £105
90th Percentile £383 £503 £400
West Yorkshire median daily rate £165 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -49.23% +8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 18
Leeds median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £12.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +3.31% +10.00%
10th Percentile £10.60 £9.00 £9.50
90th Percentile £24.45 £27.30 £18.08
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.75 £10.31 £12.00
% change year-on-year +23.73% -14.13% +3.23%

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 353 202 295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 13.91% 9.57% 10.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 164 190
Leeds median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +33.33%
10th Percentile £198 £147 £125
90th Percentile £553 £548 £516
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 18
Leeds median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £12.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +23.97% +10.00%
10th Percentile £10.60 £9.00 £9.50
90th Percentile £24.45 £26.85 £18.08
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.75 £10.31 £12.00
% change year-on-year +23.73% -14.13% -

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 24 May 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 24 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 (85.54%) Windows
2 32 (38.55%) Microsoft
3 29 (34.94%) Windows 7
4 23 (27.71%) MS Exchange
5 22 (26.51%) Windows Server
6 19 (22.89%) ITIL
6 19 (22.89%) Microsoft Excel
7 18 (21.69%) Windows 10
8 17 (20.48%) Exchange Server 2010
8 17 (20.48%) Citrix
8 17 (20.48%) VMware
9 16 (19.28%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (18.07%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (18.07%) SLA
10 15 (18.07%) Microsoft Office
10 15 (18.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 14 (16.87%) Time Management
12 13 (15.66%) VMware Infrastructure
13 11 (13.25%) Service Management
13 11 (13.25%) DNS
14 10 (12.05%) SCCM
15 9 (10.84%) Office 365
15 9 (10.84%) Microsoft Azure
16 8 (9.64%) DHCP
16 8 (9.64%) Web Services
17 7 (8.43%) Problem-Solving
18 6 (7.23%) Amazon AWS
18 6 (7.23%) Change Control
18 6 (7.23%) Finance
18 6 (7.23%) Migration

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 23 (27.71%) MS Exchange
2 17 (20.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (6.02%) Skype for Business
4 4 (4.82%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.41%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.20%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (22.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (18.07%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (18.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.20%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.84%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (10.84%) Office 365
2 6 (7.23%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.20%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.25%) DNS
2 8 (9.64%) DHCP
3 4 (4.82%) Firewall
3 4 (4.82%) Internet
4 3 (3.61%) LAN
4 3 (3.61%) NetScaler
4 3 (3.61%) Skype
4 3 (3.61%) WAN
5 2 (2.41%) SAN
5 2 (2.41%) VPN
6 1 (1.20%) SNMP
6 1 (1.20%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.61%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.20%) MySQL
2 1 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.61%) MSI
General
1 6 (7.23%) Finance
2 4 (4.82%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.41%) Retail
4 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (28.92%) Analyst
2 16 (19.28%) 2nd Line Support
2 16 (19.28%) Support Engineer
3 15 (18.07%) 1st Line Support
4 13 (15.66%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 13 (15.66%) Service Analyst
4 13 (15.66%) Service Desk Analyst
5 8 (9.64%) Desktop Support
5 8 (9.64%) Support Analyst
6 7 (8.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (8.43%) Windows Engineer
7 6 (7.23%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (6.02%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 5 (6.02%) IT Support
9 4 (4.82%) 1st Line Engineer
9 4 (4.82%) 1st Line Support Engineer
9 4 (4.82%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 4 (4.82%) Active Directory Analyst
9 4 (4.82%) Service Desk Support
9 4 (4.82%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.82%) Clustering
3 3 (3.61%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.41%) CMDB
4 2 (2.41%) NHS
4 2 (2.41%) PKI
4 2 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.20%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.20%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 71 (85.54%) Windows
2 29 (34.94%) Windows 7
3 22 (26.51%) Windows Server
4 18 (21.69%) Windows 10
5 16 (19.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (18.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (4.82%) Android
7 4 (4.82%) Apple iOS
7 4 (4.82%) Mac OS
7 4 (4.82%) Windows XP
8 3 (3.61%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.41%) CentOS
9 2 (2.41%) Linux
9 2 (2.41%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.20%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.89%) ITIL
2 14 (16.87%) Time Management
3 11 (13.25%) Service Management
4 7 (8.43%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (7.23%) Change Control
5 6 (7.23%) Change Management
5 6 (7.23%) Migration
5 6 (7.23%) Service Delivery
6 5 (6.02%) Application Packaging
7 4 (4.82%) ITIL V3
7 4 (4.82%) Network Management
7 4 (4.82%) Server Building
7 4 (4.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (4.82%) Ticket Management
8 3 (3.61%) Analytics
8 3 (3.61%) Break/Fix
8 3 (3.61%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (3.61%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (2.41%) Data Migration
9 2 (2.41%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.23%) PowerShell
2 5 (6.02%) SQL
3 2 (2.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (4.82%) DBS Check
1 4 (4.82%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.41%) CCA
2 2 (2.41%) CCAA
2 2 (2.41%) CCEA
2 2 (2.41%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (2.41%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.20%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.20%) CCNA
3 1 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.20%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (18.07%) SLA
2 2 (2.41%) QA
System Software
1 13 (15.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.02%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (4.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 4 (4.82%) XenApp
4 2 (2.41%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.41%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.41%) vSphere
5 1 (1.20%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.20%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (12.05%) SCCM
2 2 (2.41%) EdgeSight
3 1 (1.20%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.20%) SCDPM
3 1 (1.20%) vMotion
3 1 (1.20%) WMI
Vendors
1 32 (38.55%) Microsoft
2 17 (20.48%) Citrix
2 17 (20.48%) VMware
3 6 (7.23%) HP
4 4 (4.82%) Apple
4 4 (4.82%) Intel
4 4 (4.82%) McAfee
5 2 (2.41%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.41%) Remedy
6 1 (1.20%) Autodesk
6 1 (1.20%) Cisco
6 1 (1.20%) Ivanti
6 1 (1.20%) ServiceNow