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 3 months to 30 March 2017 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 52 47
Rank change year-on-year -8 -5  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 29 44 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 2.86% 3.06% 3.99%
As % of the System Software category 31.52% 37.29% 46.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 20 20
Median daily rate £338 £181 £258
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +86.98% -29.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £110 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £400 £378
UK excluding London median daily rate £309 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -3.51% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 13
Median hourly rate £11.00 £12.10 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +0.83%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  

Active Directory is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 92 118 101
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 9.06% 8.20% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 73 61
Median daily rate £400 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £163 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -5.40% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 13
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.10 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.96% +0.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £10.60 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £14.10 £17.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds citing Active Directory as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 63 (70.79%) Windows
2 53 (59.55%) Microsoft
3 27 (30.34%) Windows 7
4 24 (26.97%) ITIL
5 23 (25.84%) Windows Server
6 20 (22.47%) VMware
7 17 (19.10%) SCCM
7 17 (19.10%) Finance
8 16 (17.98%) MS Office
9 14 (15.73%) LAN
9 14 (15.73%) Citrix
10 13 (14.61%) Office 365
10 13 (14.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (14.61%) WAN
10 13 (14.61%) Microsoft Azure
11 12 (13.48%) Problem Management
11 12 (13.48%) MS Exchange
11 12 (13.48%) SQL Server
11 12 (13.48%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (13.48%) Windows 10
12 11 (12.36%) Data Centre
12 11 (12.36%) SQL
12 11 (12.36%) Firewall
13 10 (11.24%) Linux
13 10 (11.24%) MS Excel
13 10 (11.24%) Hyper-V
13 10 (11.24%) VMware Infrastructure
14 9 (10.11%) Windows Server 2008
14 9 (10.11%) Cisco
14 9 (10.11%) DNS

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 12 (13.48%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 6 (6.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (5.62%) Apache Pig
3 5 (5.62%) Apache Spark
4 3 (3.37%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.25%) IIS
6 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.12%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.12%) Moodle
6 1 (1.12%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.12%) Site Server
6 1 (1.12%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (17.98%) MS Office
2 10 (11.24%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (14.61%) Microsoft Azure
1 13 (14.61%) Office 365
2 5 (5.62%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.25%) IaaS
5 1 (1.12%) PaaS
5 1 (1.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (15.73%) LAN
2 13 (14.61%) WAN
3 11 (12.36%) Firewall
4 9 (10.11%) DNS
5 6 (6.74%) DHCP
5 6 (6.74%) SAN
5 6 (6.74%) VPN
6 5 (5.62%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (5.62%) Kerberos
6 5 (5.62%) Network Security
6 5 (5.62%) TCP/IP
7 4 (4.49%) MPLS
7 4 (4.49%) SSL
7 4 (4.49%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (3.37%) Internet
8 3 (3.37%) IP Telephony
9 2 (2.25%) BGP
9 2 (2.25%) VLAN
9 2 (2.25%) Wireless
10 1 (1.12%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.48%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.74%) Big Data
3 5 (5.62%) Apache Hive
3 5 (5.62%) Hadoop
3 5 (5.62%) HBase
3 5 (5.62%) MySQL
3 5 (5.62%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.12%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.37%) JIRA
2 1 (1.12%) Ant
2 1 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (1.12%) Bitbucket
2 1 (1.12%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.12%) Hudson
2 1 (1.12%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.12%) Maven
2 1 (1.12%) Subversion
General
1 17 (19.10%) Finance
2 9 (10.11%) Legal
3 2 (2.25%) Electronics
3 2 (2.25%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.25%) Marketing
3 2 (2.25%) Retail
3 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.12%) Advertising
4 1 (1.12%) Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (29.21%) Analyst
2 18 (20.22%) Service Analyst
2 18 (20.22%) Service Desk Analyst
3 14 (15.73%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (10.11%) 1st Line Support
5 8 (8.99%) Architect
5 8 (8.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (8.99%) Support Analyst
6 7 (7.87%) Administrator
6 7 (7.87%) IT Support
6 7 (7.87%) Support Engineer
7 6 (6.74%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 6 (6.74%) Azure Architect
7 6 (6.74%) Service Desk Support
7 6 (6.74%) Service Desk Support Analyst
8 5 (5.62%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (5.62%) Consultant
8 5 (5.62%) IT Analyst
8 5 (5.62%) IT Support Analyst
8 5 (5.62%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.12%) .NET
1 1 (1.12%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.36%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.87%) iPad
3 6 (6.74%) Blackberry
3 6 (6.74%) iPhone
4 3 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.37%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.25%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.25%) EMC VNXe
6 1 (1.12%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.12%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.12%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 63 (70.79%) Windows
2 27 (30.34%) Windows 7
3 23 (25.84%) Windows Server
4 13 (14.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (13.48%) Windows 10
6 10 (11.24%) Linux
7 9 (10.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (7.87%) Windows XP
9 6 (6.74%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (5.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (2.25%) Mac OS X
11 2 (2.25%) SUSE
11 2 (2.25%) Windows 8
12 1 (1.12%) AIX
12 1 (1.12%) CentOS
12 1 (1.12%) Solaris
12 1 (1.12%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (1.12%) Unix
12 1 (1.12%) VMS
12 1 (1.12%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.97%) ITIL
2 12 (13.48%) Problem Management
3 7 (7.87%) Change Control
3 7 (7.87%) Incident Management
3 7 (7.87%) Migration
4 6 (6.74%) ITSM
5 5 (5.62%) MapReduce
5 5 (5.62%) Time Management
6 4 (4.49%) DevOps
6 4 (4.49%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (3.37%) Data Protection
7 3 (3.37%) IT Strategy
7 3 (3.37%) Project Management
7 3 (3.37%) Server Virtualisation
7 3 (3.37%) Service Delivery
7 3 (3.37%) Service Design
7 3 (3.37%) Virtual Environments
8 2 (2.25%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (2.25%) PRINCE2
8 2 (2.25%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.36%) SQL
2 6 (6.74%) Java
2 6 (6.74%) Python
3 5 (5.62%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.12%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (13.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (7.87%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (6.74%) Degree
4 5 (5.62%) CCDA
4 5 (5.62%) CCIE
4 5 (5.62%) CCNA
4 5 (5.62%) CCNP
4 5 (5.62%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (4.49%) DBS Check
5 4 (4.49%) MCSE
5 4 (4.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.25%) CCA
6 2 (2.25%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (2.25%) MCITP
7 1 (1.12%) MCP
7 1 (1.12%) MCTS
7 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.62%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.12%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (11.24%) Hyper-V
1 10 (11.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (6.74%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (5.62%) HDFS
4 4 (4.49%) vSphere
5 3 (3.37%) Docker
5 3 (3.37%) Terminal Server
5 3 (3.37%) VMware Server
6 2 (2.25%) vCloud
6 2 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.25%) VMware GSX
7 1 (1.12%) KVM
7 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.12%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.12%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.12%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (19.10%) SCCM
2 8 (8.99%) Puppet
3 6 (6.74%) Ansible
3 6 (6.74%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (5.62%) Hadoop YARN
4 5 (5.62%) Nagios
4 5 (5.62%) SCOM
5 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (2.25%) Backup Exec
7 2 (2.25%) NetBackup
7 2 (2.25%) SCDPM
8 1 (1.12%) Salt
Vendors
1 53 (59.55%) Microsoft
2 20 (22.47%) VMware
3 14 (15.73%) Citrix
4 9 (10.11%) Cisco
5 8 (8.99%) Red Hat
6 7 (7.87%) Dell
7 5 (5.62%) HP
7 5 (5.62%) SaltStack
8 4 (4.49%) Hortonworks
8 4 (4.49%) Sophos
8 4 (4.49%) Veeam
9 3 (3.37%) Apple
9 3 (3.37%) EMC
10 2 (2.25%) Brocade
10 2 (2.25%) Oracle
10 2 (2.25%) SAP
10 2 (2.25%) Splunk
10 2 (2.25%) Symantec
11 1 (1.12%) SonicWALL
11 1 (1.12%) WatchGuard
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