Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 43 37
Rank change year-on-year -7 -6 -2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 101 110 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 4.25% 4.90% 5.58%
As % of the System Software category 32.06% 33.23% 46.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 66 83
Leeds median daily rate £375 £225 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -34.78% +38.00%
10th Percentile £126 £113 £116
90th Percentile £513 £488 £575
West Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £225 £345
% change year-on-year +66.67% -34.78% +18.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 10
Leeds median hourly rate £11.64 £12.25 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.98% -2.00% +10.28%
10th Percentile £9.00 £10.50 £9.00
90th Percentile £15.17 £19.95 £24.38
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year -4.17% - +5.87%

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 315 331 308
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 13.25% 14.74% 11.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 244 195
Leeds median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £306 £177 £175
90th Percentile £538 £550 £575
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 11
Leeds median hourly rate £11.64 £12.25 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.98% -2.00% +4.87%
10th Percentile £9.00 £10.50 £9.00
90th Percentile £15.17 £19.95 £25.00
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £11.64 £12.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year -3.00% - -

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 77 (76.24%) Windows
2 59 (58.42%) Microsoft
3 36 (35.64%) Windows Server
4 31 (30.69%) VMware
5 27 (26.73%) Microsoft Azure
6 24 (23.76%) Windows 7
6 24 (23.76%) Office 365
7 22 (21.78%) Windows 10
8 20 (19.80%) Linux
8 20 (19.80%) MS Exchange
9 17 (16.83%) Migration
9 17 (16.83%) VMware Infrastructure
10 16 (15.84%) Problem-Solving
11 15 (14.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 15 (14.85%) SCCM
12 14 (13.86%) TCP/IP
12 14 (13.86%) DNS
13 13 (12.87%) SharePoint
13 13 (12.87%) Firewall
13 13 (12.87%) Skype
14 12 (11.88%) Self-Motivation
14 12 (11.88%) Clustering
14 12 (11.88%) ITIL
14 12 (11.88%) SQL
14 12 (11.88%) Citrix
15 11 (10.89%) SAN
15 11 (10.89%) Skype for Business
15 11 (10.89%) Amazon AWS
16 10 (9.90%) Cisco
17 9 (8.91%) Microsoft Office

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 20 (19.80%) MS Exchange
2 13 (12.87%) SharePoint
3 11 (10.89%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.99%) IIS
6 1 (0.99%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (8.91%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (6.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (4.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.98%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 27 (26.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (23.76%) Office 365
3 11 (10.89%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (6.93%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (2.97%) IaaS
5 3 (2.97%) OneDrive
5 3 (2.97%) PaaS
6 1 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (13.86%) DNS
1 14 (13.86%) TCP/IP
2 13 (12.87%) Firewall
2 13 (12.87%) Skype
3 11 (10.89%) SAN
4 7 (6.93%) NAS
5 5 (4.95%) DHCP
6 3 (2.97%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (2.97%) VoIP
6 3 (2.97%) VPN
7 2 (1.98%) Internet
7 2 (1.98%) LAN
7 2 (1.98%) SSL
8 1 (0.99%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.99%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.99%) MPLS
8 1 (0.99%) S/MIME
8 1 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.96%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.97%) MS Access
3 2 (1.98%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (0.99%) MSI
General
1 7 (6.93%) Finance
2 5 (4.95%) Retail
3 4 (3.96%) Law
4 3 (2.97%) Legal
4 3 (2.97%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.98%) Back Office
6 1 (0.99%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 26 (25.74%) Analyst
2 17 (16.83%) Service Analyst
2 17 (16.83%) Service Desk Analyst
3 11 (10.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (9.90%) Support Engineer
4 10 (9.90%) Windows Engineer
5 8 (7.92%) 1st Line Support
5 8 (7.92%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 8 (7.92%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (7.92%) Support Analyst
6 7 (6.93%) IT Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (5.94%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (5.94%) Active Directory Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) Consultant
7 6 (5.94%) Desktop Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) IT Support
7 6 (5.94%) Service Desk Support
8 5 (4.95%) Architect
8 5 (4.95%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.96%) Web Services
2 1 (0.99%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.88%) Clustering
1 12 (11.88%) Self-Motivation
2 9 (8.91%) iPhone
3 6 (5.94%) Data Centre
3 6 (5.94%) User Experience
4 4 (3.96%) Blackberry
4 4 (3.96%) CMDB
5 2 (1.98%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.98%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (1.98%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.98%) PKI
6 1 (0.99%) CCTV
6 1 (0.99%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.99%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 77 (76.24%) Windows
2 36 (35.64%) Windows Server
3 24 (23.76%) Windows 7
4 22 (21.78%) Windows 10
5 20 (19.80%) Linux
6 9 (8.91%) Android
7 7 (6.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (5.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (3.96%) Unix
9 4 (3.96%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (2.97%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.98%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.98%) CentOS
11 2 (1.98%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.98%) SUSE
12 1 (0.99%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.99%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (16.83%) Migration
2 16 (15.84%) Problem-Solving
3 15 (14.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 12 (11.88%) ITIL
5 7 (6.93%) ITSM
6 6 (5.94%) DevOps
6 6 (5.94%) Information Security
7 5 (4.95%) Change Control
7 5 (4.95%) High Availability
7 5 (4.95%) Proactive Management
7 5 (4.95%) Service Management
8 4 (3.96%) Data Migration
8 4 (3.96%) Incident Management
8 4 (3.96%) Information Security Management
8 4 (3.96%) ISMS
8 4 (3.96%) PLM
8 4 (3.96%) Security Management
8 4 (3.96%) Server Building
8 4 (3.96%) Time Management
9 3 (2.97%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.88%) SQL
2 8 (7.92%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.97%) Python
4 2 (1.98%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.98%) Perl
5 1 (0.99%) Java
5 1 (0.99%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.99%) PHP
5 1 (0.99%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (5.94%) Degree
1 6 (5.94%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (5.94%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.96%) MCP
2 4 (3.96%) MCSE
3 3 (2.97%) MCITP
3 3 (2.97%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.98%) CCA
4 2 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.98%) CISSP
4 2 (1.98%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.98%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.98%) PMP
4 2 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.99%) CCNA
5 1 (0.99%) CCSP
5 1 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.99%) MCSA
5 1 (0.99%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.97%) GDPR
1 3 (2.97%) SLA
2 2 (1.98%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.99%) PMO
3 1 (0.99%) QA
System Software
1 17 (16.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (8.91%) Hyper-V
3 6 (5.94%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (4.95%) XenApp
5 4 (3.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (3.96%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (2.97%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.98%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.98%) XenServer
8 1 (0.99%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.99%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (14.85%) SCCM
2 4 (3.96%) HP SIM
2 4 (3.96%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (3.96%) SCOM
2 4 (3.96%) WSUS
3 2 (1.98%) Ansible
3 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.98%) Nagios
3 2 (1.98%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (1.98%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.99%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.99%) Nessus
4 1 (0.99%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.99%) OpenView
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.99%) Packer
4 1 (0.99%) Puppet
4 1 (0.99%) Terraform
4 1 (0.99%) vRealize
Vendors
1 59 (58.42%) Microsoft
2 31 (30.69%) VMware
3 12 (11.88%) Citrix
4 10 (9.90%) Cisco
5 7 (6.93%) Red Hat
6 6 (5.94%) Dell
7 5 (4.95%) F5
7 5 (4.95%) HP
8 4 (3.96%) SolarWinds
9 3 (2.97%) EMC
9 3 (2.97%) IBM
9 3 (2.97%) McAfee
9 3 (2.97%) Sony
10 2 (1.98%) IronPort
10 2 (1.98%) NetApp
10 2 (1.98%) Splunk
10 2 (1.98%) Zoho
11 1 (0.99%) Meraki
11 1 (0.99%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.99%) Veeam