Period
to 31 March 2020

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 31 March 2020 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
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 22 37 67
Rank change year-on-year +15 +30 -13
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 91 114 95
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Leeds 6.19% 5.08% 3.81%
As % of the System Software category 41.36% 37.50% 28.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 73 55
Median daily rate £350 £400 £218
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +83.91% -33.08%
10th Percentile £154 £118 £113
90th Percentile £633 £565 £425
West Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £375 £218
% change year-on-year -6.67% +72.41% -33.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 15
Median hourly rate £13.50 £11.16 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.97% -20.29% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.38 £10.50 £10.60
90th Percentile £24.21 £15.10 £24.45
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.06 £12.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year -3.56% - +21.30%

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 220 304 335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 14.97% 13.56% 13.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 199 247
Median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £250 £191 £186
90th Percentile £625 £565 £575
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £415
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 15
Median hourly rate £16.50 £12.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.50% -14.29% +12.00%
10th Percentile £10.64 £10.50 £10.60
90th Percentile £32.15 £17.69 £24.45
Median hourly rate £12.06 £13.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year -7.27% +4.00% +21.30%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Leeds

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in Leeds.

Daily rate trend for Active Directory in Leeds

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Active Directory in Leeds over the 6 months to 31 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Leeds

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in Leeds.

Hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Leeds

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Active Directory in Leeds over the 6 months to 31 March 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in Leeds

For the 6 months to 31 March 2020, 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 76 (83.52%) Windows
2 50 (54.95%) Office 365
3 40 (43.96%) Azure
4 38 (41.76%) Microsoft
5 35 (38.46%) VMware
6 30 (32.97%) Windows Server
7 27 (29.67%) SCCM
8 25 (27.47%) DNS
8 25 (27.47%) Linux
9 23 (25.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 22 (24.18%) Data Centre
10 22 (24.18%) AWS
11 21 (23.08%) McAfee
12 20 (21.98%) Retail
12 20 (21.98%) Windows 10
13 16 (17.58%) ITIL
13 16 (17.58%) SQL
14 15 (16.48%) Azure Active Directory
15 14 (15.38%) Migration
16 13 (14.29%) McAfee ePO
17 12 (13.19%) SLA
18 11 (12.09%) Citrix
18 11 (12.09%) Microsoft Office
19 9 (9.89%) DHCP
19 9 (9.89%) SCOM
20 8 (8.79%) PowerShell
20 8 (8.79%) TCP/IP
20 8 (8.79%) Windows 7
20 8 (8.79%) Public Sector
21 7 (7.69%) Technology Roadmap

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 5 (5.49%) MS Exchange
1 5 (5.49%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.40%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.10%) Apache
4 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.10%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.10%) IIS
4 1 (1.10%) nginx
Applications
1 11 (12.09%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.10%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Magento
1 1 (1.10%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 50 (54.95%) Office 365
2 40 (43.96%) Azure
3 22 (24.18%) AWS
4 15 (16.48%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (3.30%) IaaS
5 3 (3.30%) OneDrive
6 2 (2.20%) PaaS
6 2 (2.20%) Power Platform
7 1 (1.10%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (1.10%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 25 (27.47%) DNS
2 9 (9.89%) DHCP
3 8 (8.79%) TCP/IP
4 6 (6.59%) SAN
4 6 (6.59%) VPN
5 5 (5.49%) Skype
6 4 (4.40%) Internet
6 4 (4.40%) VSAN
7 3 (3.30%) Network Security
8 2 (2.20%) Firewall
8 2 (2.20%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (2.20%) WAN
9 1 (1.10%) LAN
9 1 (1.10%) MPLS
9 1 (1.10%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.30%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (2.20%) Data Lake
2 2 (2.20%) Power BI
2 2 (2.20%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.10%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.10%) MySQL
3 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Ant
1 1 (1.10%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.10%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.10%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.10%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 20 (21.98%) Retail
2 8 (8.79%) Public Sector
3 4 (4.40%) Law
4 3 (3.30%) Legal
5 2 (2.20%) Back Office
5 2 (2.20%) Finance
5 2 (2.20%) Games
5 2 (2.20%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.20%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.10%) Automotive
6 1 (1.10%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 23 (25.27%) Analyst
2 16 (17.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 12 (13.19%) Support Analyst
5 11 (12.09%) Service Analyst
5 11 (12.09%) Service Desk Analyst
6 10 (10.99%) Support Engineer
7 8 (8.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 8 (8.79%) Technical Engineer
8 7 (7.69%) Architect
9 6 (6.59%) IT Support
9 6 (6.59%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (5.49%) 1st Line Support
10 5 (5.49%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 5 (5.49%) 3rd Line Support
11 4 (4.40%) Azure Architect
11 4 (4.40%) Desktop Support
11 4 (4.40%) Office 365 Engineer
11 4 (4.40%) Technical Architect
11 4 (4.40%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.20%) OAuth
1 2 (2.20%) OpenID
1 2 (2.20%) SAML
1 2 (2.20%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (24.18%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.40%) iPad
2 4 (4.40%) Mobile Computing
2 4 (4.40%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.30%) Driving Licence
3 3 (3.30%) HP Storage
3 3 (3.30%) iPhone
3 3 (3.30%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.20%) Enterprise Cloud
4 2 (2.20%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.20%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.10%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.10%) Life Science
5 1 (1.10%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.10%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 76 (83.52%) Windows
2 30 (32.97%) Windows Server
3 25 (27.47%) Linux
4 20 (21.98%) Windows 10
5 8 (8.79%) Windows 7
6 7 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (6.59%) Mac OS
7 6 (6.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (6.59%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (3.30%) Android
8 3 (3.30%) Apple iOS
8 3 (3.30%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (1.10%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (25.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 16 (17.58%) ITIL
3 14 (15.38%) Migration
4 7 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 7 (7.69%) Technology Roadmap
5 6 (6.59%) Change Management
5 6 (6.59%) Service Management
6 5 (5.49%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (5.49%) Data Management
6 5 (5.49%) Incident Management
6 5 (5.49%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (4.40%) Asset Management
8 3 (3.30%) DevOps
8 3 (3.30%) Mobile Device Management
8 3 (3.30%) Security Patching
8 3 (3.30%) Software Asset Management
8 3 (3.30%) Software Deployment
9 2 (2.20%) High Availability
9 2 (2.20%) ISMS
9 2 (2.20%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.58%) SQL
2 8 (8.79%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.20%) C
4 1 (1.10%) Java
4 1 (1.10%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.10%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (6.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.20%) DBS Check
2 2 (2.20%) MCITP
2 2 (2.20%) MCSE
2 2 (2.20%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.10%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.19%) SLA
2 2 (2.20%) GDPR
2 2 (2.20%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.49%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (5.49%) vSphere
1 5 (5.49%) XenApp
2 4 (4.40%) Virtual Desktop
2 4 (4.40%) VMware NSX
3 3 (3.30%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.30%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.20%) Firmware
4 2 (2.20%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.10%) Docker
5 1 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.10%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 27 (29.67%) SCCM
2 13 (14.29%) McAfee ePO
3 9 (9.89%) SCOM
4 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (4.40%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (4.40%) vRealize
5 3 (3.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (3.30%) ZENworks
6 2 (2.20%) HP SIM
6 2 (2.20%) Nagios
6 2 (2.20%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (2.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (2.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (1.10%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.10%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.10%) Puppet
7 1 (1.10%) vCenter Server
7 1 (1.10%) WSUS
Vendors
1 38 (41.76%) Microsoft
2 35 (38.46%) VMware
3 21 (23.08%) McAfee
4 11 (12.09%) Citrix
5 6 (6.59%) HP
5 6 (6.59%) Symantec
6 4 (4.40%) Adobe
6 4 (4.40%) Apple
6 4 (4.40%) Cisco
6 4 (4.40%) Dell
6 4 (4.40%) NetApp
6 4 (4.40%) Veeam
7 3 (3.30%) IBM
7 3 (3.30%) Samsung
8 2 (2.20%) Okta
8 2 (2.20%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.20%) Sony
9 1 (1.10%) Databricks
9 1 (1.10%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.10%) Zerto