Period
to 24 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 45 36
Rank change year-on-year -10 -9 +4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 99 107 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 4.19% 4.77% 4.72%
As % of the System Software category 34.38% 43.50% 50.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 64 71
Leeds median daily rate £211 £325 £130
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.00% +150.00% -52.73%
10th Percentile £113 £113 £105
90th Percentile £424 £546 £375
West Yorkshire median daily rate £218 £338 £250
% change year-on-year -35.56% +35.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 32
Leeds median hourly rate £12.50 £12.25 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +2.08% -
10th Percentile £10.53 £9.00 £8.59
90th Percentile £15.00 £24.38 £15.75
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £10.31 £12.00
% change year-on-year +21.30% -14.13% +9.09%

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 288 246 277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 12.19% 10.98% 9.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 164 168
Leeds median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +26.98%
10th Percentile £160 £140 £114
90th Percentile £577 £539 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £410 £400 £381
% change year-on-year +2.50% +4.92% +21.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 33
Leeds median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% -
10th Percentile £10.53 £9.10 £8.61
90th Percentile £15.00 £24.88 £16.35
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £10.65 £12.00
% change year-on-year +17.34% -11.23% +6.67%

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 February 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 24 February 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 75 (75.76%) Windows
2 38 (38.38%) ITIL
3 36 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 28 (28.28%) Windows 7
5 26 (26.26%) Office 365
5 26 (26.26%) Windows Server
6 22 (22.22%) SCCM
7 20 (20.20%) Windows 10
8 19 (19.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (18.18%) VMware
9 18 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
10 16 (16.16%) MS Exchange
11 15 (15.15%) Citrix
12 14 (14.14%) Windows Server 2012
13 12 (12.12%) DNS
13 12 (12.12%) Microsoft Excel
14 11 (11.11%) Apple
14 11 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
15 10 (10.10%) VMware Infrastructure
15 10 (10.10%) PowerShell
15 10 (10.10%) SQL
15 10 (10.10%) SLA
16 9 (9.09%) Windows XP
16 9 (9.09%) Linux
16 9 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
16 9 (9.09%) NetScaler
16 9 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
17 8 (8.08%) Android
17 8 (8.08%) XenApp
17 8 (8.08%) Service Delivery

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 16 (16.16%) MS Exchange
2 9 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (7.07%) SharePoint
4 6 (6.06%) IIS
4 6 (6.06%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (4.04%) Skype for Business
6 3 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (3.03%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 18 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (12.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.01%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 26 (26.26%) Office 365
2 11 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (7.07%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (4.04%) SaaS
5 3 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.01%) G Suite
6 1 (1.01%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.01%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.12%) DNS
2 9 (9.09%) NetScaler
3 8 (8.08%) DHCP
4 7 (7.07%) LAN
5 6 (6.06%) WAN
6 4 (4.04%) Firewall
6 4 (4.04%) Skype
6 4 (4.04%) VPN
7 3 (3.03%) Kerberos
8 1 (1.01%) 4G
8 1 (1.01%) ADSL
8 1 (1.01%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.01%) IPsec
8 1 (1.01%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.01%) SNMP
8 1 (1.01%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.01%) VLAN
8 1 (1.01%) VPLS
8 1 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.01%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.03%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.01%) MySQL
4 1 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (6.06%) Git (software)
1 6 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.01%) MSI
General
1 5 (5.05%) Finance
2 3 (3.03%) Retail
3 2 (2.02%) German Language
4 1 (1.01%) Law
4 1 (1.01%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (25.25%) Analyst
2 20 (20.20%) 2nd Line Support
3 15 (15.15%) Service Analyst
3 15 (15.15%) Service Desk Analyst
4 13 (13.13%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 9 (9.09%) Support Analyst
5 9 (9.09%) Support Engineer
6 7 (7.07%) 1st Line Support
6 7 (7.07%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 7 (7.07%) Active Directory Analyst
6 7 (7.07%) Desktop Support
6 7 (7.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (6.06%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (6.06%) Active Directory Engineer
7 6 (6.06%) Active Directory Support
7 6 (6.06%) ITIL Service Analyst
7 6 (6.06%) ITIL Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (5.05%) Exchange Support
8 5 (5.05%) IT Analyst
8 5 (5.05%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.03%) Web Services
2 2 (2.02%) OAuth
2 2 (2.02%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.03%) Driving Licence
1 3 (3.03%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (2.02%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.02%) Clustering
2 2 (2.02%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.02%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.02%) NHS
3 1 (1.01%) CMDB
3 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.01%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 75 (75.76%) Windows
2 28 (28.28%) Windows 7
3 26 (26.26%) Windows Server
4 20 (20.20%) Windows 10
5 19 (19.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (14.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (9.09%) Linux
7 9 (9.09%) Windows XP
8 8 (8.08%) Android
9 3 (3.03%) Windows 8
9 3 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (2.02%) CentOS
10 2 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.02%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.01%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (1.01%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.01%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (38.38%) ITIL
2 8 (8.08%) Migration
2 8 (8.08%) Service Delivery
3 6 (6.06%) Change Control
3 6 (6.06%) Infrastructure Management
3 6 (6.06%) Service Management
3 6 (6.06%) Time Management
4 5 (5.05%) Load Balancing
5 4 (4.04%) Analytics
5 4 (4.04%) Break/Fix
5 4 (4.04%) ITIL V3
6 3 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (3.03%) Data Migration
6 3 (3.03%) DevOps
6 3 (3.03%) Network Management
6 3 (3.03%) Problem Management
6 3 (3.03%) Server Virtualisation
6 3 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (3.03%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.10%) PowerShell
1 10 (10.10%) SQL
2 1 (1.01%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.01%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (8.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (6.06%) MCSE
3 4 (4.04%) CCA
3 4 (4.04%) CCAA
3 4 (4.04%) CCEA
3 4 (4.04%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (4.04%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (3.03%) CCNA
4 3 (3.03%) DBS Check
4 3 (3.03%) MCSA
5 2 (2.02%) CCIE
5 2 (2.02%) CCNP
6 1 (1.01%) CCDA
6 1 (1.01%) CCDP
6 1 (1.01%) CISM
6 1 (1.01%) CISSP
6 1 (1.01%) Degree
6 1 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.10%) SLA
2 1 (1.01%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (10.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (8.08%) XenApp
3 4 (4.04%) vSphere
4 3 (3.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (3.03%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (3.03%) VMware Server
5 2 (2.02%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.02%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.02%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.02%) XenServer
6 1 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (22.22%) SCCM
2 4 (4.04%) EdgeSight
3 3 (3.03%) SCOM
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (1.01%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.01%) WMI
4 1 (1.01%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 18 (18.18%) VMware
3 15 (15.15%) Citrix
4 11 (11.11%) Apple
5 7 (7.07%) McAfee
6 4 (4.04%) Intel
6 4 (4.04%) NetApp
7 3 (3.03%) Cisco
7 3 (3.03%) HP
7 3 (3.03%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.03%) Splunk
8 2 (2.02%) Ivanti
9 1 (1.01%) Autodesk
9 1 (1.01%) Capita
9 1 (1.01%) Dell
9 1 (1.01%) F5
9 1 (1.01%) Oracle
9 1 (1.01%) Riverbed
9 1 (1.01%) Symantec