Period
to 22 July 2019

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 22 July 2019 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
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 28 75 82
Rank change year-on-year +47 +7 -30
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 126 79 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 6.71% 3.13% 2.49%
As % of the System Software category 41.18% 22.19% 22.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 31 37
Leeds median daily rate £375 £225 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -30.77% -7.14%
10th Percentile £125 £130 £111
90th Percentile £538 £394 £543
West Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £275 £313
% change year-on-year +36.36% -12.00% -9.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 7
Leeds median hourly rate £12.00 £11.64 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.09% -3.00% -4.00%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £22.00 £28.90 £20.85
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.06 £12.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year -3.56% +13.64% -8.33%

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 Leeds with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Leeds
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 306 356 245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 16.29% 14.09% 11.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 251 190
Leeds median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £163 £300 £285
90th Percentile £588 £525 £556
West Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 8
Leeds median hourly rate £12.00 £11.64 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.09% -10.46% +4.00%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £24.00 £28.90 £22.00
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.06 £13.00 £11.13
% change year-on-year -7.27% +16.85% -7.29%

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 22 July 2019.

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 22 July 2019, 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 96 (76.19%) Windows
2 61 (48.41%) Microsoft
3 57 (45.24%) Office 365
4 46 (36.51%) Windows Server
5 42 (33.33%) VMware
6 36 (28.57%) Windows 10
7 33 (26.19%) DNS
8 30 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 29 (23.02%) MS Exchange
10 27 (21.43%) Migration
11 26 (20.63%) SCCM
11 26 (20.63%) Microsoft Azure
11 26 (20.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 24 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
12 24 (19.05%) Windows 7
13 21 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
13 21 (16.67%) ITIL
14 18 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
15 17 (13.49%) Firewall
15 17 (13.49%) DHCP
15 17 (13.49%) Data Centre
16 16 (12.70%) Cisco
16 16 (12.70%) HP
16 16 (12.70%) PowerShell
17 15 (11.90%) QA
18 14 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
18 14 (11.11%) Citrix
19 13 (10.32%) LAN
19 13 (10.32%) Clustering
19 13 (10.32%) Skype

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 29 (23.02%) MS Exchange
2 18 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (9.52%) SharePoint
4 11 (8.73%) Skype for Business
5 8 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (3.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (3.97%) IIS
6 5 (3.97%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.59%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (7.94%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.38%) AutoCAD
3 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 57 (45.24%) Office 365
2 26 (20.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (8.73%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (3.97%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (3.97%) Amazon ECS
5 5 (3.97%) Amazon EKS
5 5 (3.97%) Amazon ELB
5 5 (3.97%) Amazon S3
5 5 (3.97%) Route 53
5 5 (3.97%) SaaS
5 5 (3.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (2.38%) Mimecast
7 2 (1.59%) Basecamp
7 2 (1.59%) IaaS
7 2 (1.59%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.79%) Azure Stack
8 1 (0.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (26.19%) DNS
2 17 (13.49%) DHCP
2 17 (13.49%) Firewall
3 13 (10.32%) LAN
3 13 (10.32%) Skype
4 12 (9.52%) SAN
5 10 (7.94%) WAN
6 7 (5.56%) VLAN
6 7 (5.56%) VPN
7 6 (4.76%) NAS
8 5 (3.97%) HTTP
8 5 (3.97%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (3.17%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (3.17%) FTP
9 4 (3.17%) NetScaler
10 3 (2.38%) ADSL
10 3 (2.38%) DKIM
10 3 (2.38%) MPLS
10 3 (2.38%) PBX
10 3 (2.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.97%) Apache Cassandra
1 5 (3.97%) MongoDB
1 5 (3.97%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (2.38%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.79%) MySQL
4 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (3.97%) GitLab
1 5 (3.97%) Jenkins
1 5 (3.97%) SonarQube
2 1 (0.79%) WinDbg
General
1 10 (7.94%) Advertising
2 9 (7.14%) Retail
3 7 (5.56%) Finance
4 3 (2.38%) Publishing
5 2 (1.59%) Back Office
5 2 (1.59%) Games
5 2 (1.59%) Marketing
5 2 (1.59%) Online Betting
6 1 (0.79%) Banking
6 1 (0.79%) Legal
6 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (15.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (12.70%) Analyst
3 14 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
4 13 (10.32%) Systems Engineer
5 12 (9.52%) Support Engineer
6 10 (7.94%) IT Support
7 9 (7.14%) VMware Engineer
8 8 (6.35%) Desktop Engineer
8 8 (6.35%) Server Engineer
9 7 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 7 (5.56%) Architect
9 7 (5.56%) Service Desk Support
9 7 (5.56%) Windows Server Engineer
9 7 (5.56%) Windows Systems Engineer
10 6 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (4.76%) Business Analyst
10 6 (4.76%) Desktop Support
10 6 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
10 6 (4.76%) Service Analyst
10 6 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.97%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (1.59%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.79%) COM
3 1 (0.79%) LDAP
3 1 (0.79%) ServiceStack
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.49%) Data Centre
2 13 (10.32%) Clustering
3 4 (3.17%) Driving Licence
3 4 (3.17%) Handset
3 4 (3.17%) Private Cloud
4 3 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.38%) EMC VNX
4 3 (2.38%) IVR
4 3 (2.38%) NHS
4 3 (2.38%) Replication
4 3 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.59%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.59%) EMC VMAX
5 2 (1.59%) iPad
5 2 (1.59%) iPhone
5 2 (1.59%) Mobile Computing
5 2 (1.59%) Online Games
5 2 (1.59%) PKI
5 2 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 96 (76.19%) Windows
2 46 (36.51%) Windows Server
3 36 (28.57%) Windows 10
4 30 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (19.05%) Windows 7
5 24 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (7.14%) Linux
6 9 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (3.97%) CentOS
9 4 (3.17%) Android
9 4 (3.17%) Windows 2000
9 4 (3.17%) Windows 8
9 4 (3.17%) Windows NT
10 2 (1.59%) SUSE
11 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (21.43%) Migration
2 26 (20.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 21 (16.67%) ITIL
4 9 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
5 8 (6.35%) Change Management
5 8 (6.35%) Identity Access Management
5 8 (6.35%) Performance Monitoring
5 8 (6.35%) Preventative Maintenance
6 7 (5.56%) DevOps
7 6 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (4.76%) Incident Management
7 6 (4.76%) Task Automation
7 6 (4.76%) Technology Roadmap
8 5 (3.97%) Change Control
8 5 (3.97%) High Availability
8 5 (3.97%) Information Security
8 5 (3.97%) Infrastructure Management
8 5 (3.97%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 5 (3.97%) Problem Management
8 5 (3.97%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.70%) PowerShell
2 12 (9.52%) SQL
3 6 (4.76%) Python
4 2 (1.59%) VBScript
5 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.79%) C
5 1 (0.79%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (7.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (5.56%) MCSE
3 3 (2.38%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.59%) MCP
4 2 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.79%) CCNA
5 1 (0.79%) CCNP
5 1 (0.79%) CCSP
5 1 (0.79%) CCVP
5 1 (0.79%) CISM
5 1 (0.79%) CISSP
5 1 (0.79%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.79%) Degree
5 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.79%) MCSA
5 1 (0.79%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.90%) QA
2 9 (7.14%) SLA
3 3 (2.38%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.79%) PMO
4 1 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (8.73%) Hyper-V
3 7 (5.56%) vSphere
4 6 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (4.76%) XenApp
5 5 (3.97%) Docker
5 5 (3.97%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (3.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (3.17%) XenDesktop
7 3 (2.38%) KVM
8 2 (1.59%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.79%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.79%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.79%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 26 (20.63%) SCCM
2 5 (3.97%) Grafana
2 5 (3.97%) Kubernetes
2 5 (3.97%) Nagios
2 5 (3.97%) Packer
2 5 (3.97%) Prometheus
2 5 (3.97%) Puppet
2 5 (3.97%) Terraform
3 4 (3.17%) SCOM
4 3 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (2.38%) vMotion
5 2 (1.59%) EMC VPLEX
5 2 (1.59%) Jamf Pro
5 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.59%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.59%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (1.59%) vCenter Server
5 2 (1.59%) WSUS
6 1 (0.79%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.79%) Netcool
Vendors
1 61 (48.41%) Microsoft
2 42 (33.33%) VMware
3 16 (12.70%) Cisco
3 16 (12.70%) HP
4 14 (11.11%) Citrix
5 6 (4.76%) NetApp
6 5 (3.97%) Sophos
6 5 (3.97%) Symantec
7 4 (3.17%) EMC
7 4 (3.17%) McAfee
7 4 (3.17%) ServiceNow
7 4 (3.17%) Veeam
8 3 (2.38%) Adobe
8 3 (2.38%) Avaya
8 3 (2.38%) Clearswift
8 3 (2.38%) Dell
8 3 (2.38%) Forcepoint
8 3 (2.38%) SolarWinds
8 3 (2.38%) Verint
9 2 (1.59%) Autodesk