Period
to 22 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 35 34
Rank change year-on-year -10 -1 -9
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 108 141 171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 4.76% 5.39% 5.32%
As % of the System Software category 32.24% 44.62% 51.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 81 78
Leeds median daily rate £225 £360 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +38.46% -3.70%
10th Percentile £113 £114 £106
90th Percentile £488 £575 £400
West Yorkshire median daily rate £225 £360 £305
% change year-on-year -37.50% +18.03% +10.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 47
Leeds median hourly rate £12.00 £13.00 £11.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +11.40% -11.59%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.50 £8.68
90th Percentile £21.05 £19.25 £18.00
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £11.67
% change year-on-year - +2.83% -8.47%

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 335 316 333
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 14.77% 12.07% 10.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 200 174
Leeds median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +19.66%
10th Percentile £209 £175 £120
90th Percentile £543 £575 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +5.00% +14.29% +18.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 43
Leeds median hourly rate £12.00 £13.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% -10.11%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.60 £8.61
90th Percentile £21.05 £24.25 £18.75
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £12.00

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 22 November 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

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Leeds over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in Leeds

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 81 (75.00%) Windows
2 47 (43.52%) Microsoft
3 41 (37.96%) ITIL
4 33 (30.56%) Windows Server
5 29 (26.85%) Office 365
6 28 (25.93%) Windows 7
6 28 (25.93%) VMware
7 26 (24.07%) SCCM
8 25 (23.15%) MS Exchange
9 24 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (18.52%) SharePoint
10 20 (18.52%) Windows 10
11 18 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
12 17 (15.74%) Exchange Server 2010
13 16 (14.81%) vSphere
13 16 (14.81%) SharePoint 2013
14 15 (13.89%) DNS
15 14 (12.96%) IIS
15 14 (12.96%) SQL
15 14 (12.96%) PowerShell
16 13 (12.04%) Microsoft Office
16 13 (12.04%) Microsoft Certification
17 12 (11.11%) Apple
17 12 (11.11%) Cisco
17 12 (11.11%) Service Management
17 12 (11.11%) Migration
17 12 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
18 11 (10.19%) Git (software)
18 11 (10.19%) Change Control
18 11 (10.19%) NetScaler

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 25 (23.15%) MS Exchange
2 20 (18.52%) SharePoint
3 17 (15.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (14.81%) SharePoint 2013
5 14 (12.96%) IIS
6 9 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
7 8 (7.41%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (5.56%) Skype for Business
9 5 (4.63%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (1.85%) Moodle
12 1 (0.93%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.93%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (12.04%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 29 (26.85%) Office 365
2 8 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.56%) SaaS
4 3 (2.78%) PaaS
5 2 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.85%) IaaS
6 1 (0.93%) G Suite
6 1 (0.93%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.89%) DNS
2 11 (10.19%) NetScaler
3 10 (9.26%) Firewall
4 6 (5.56%) LAN
4 6 (5.56%) SAN
4 6 (5.56%) Skype
5 4 (3.70%) DHCP
5 4 (3.70%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (3.70%) SNMP
5 4 (3.70%) WAN
6 3 (2.78%) Kerberos
7 2 (1.85%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.85%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.85%) VPN
8 1 (0.93%) 4G
8 1 (0.93%) DMVPN
8 1 (0.93%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.93%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.93%) VLAN
8 1 (0.93%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.19%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.78%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.93%) MySQL
5 1 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (10.19%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (6.48%) Finance
2 4 (3.70%) Banking
3 3 (2.78%) Retail
4 2 (1.85%) German Language
5 1 (0.93%) Law
5 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.93%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (30.56%) Analyst
2 16 (14.81%) 2nd Line Support
2 16 (14.81%) Service Analyst
2 16 (14.81%) Service Desk Analyst
3 11 (10.19%) Active Directory Analyst
4 10 (9.26%) Administrator
5 9 (8.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 8 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (7.41%) SharePoint Administrator
6 8 (7.41%) Technical Leader
7 7 (6.48%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 7 (6.48%) Desktop Support
7 7 (6.48%) ITIL Service Analyst
7 7 (6.48%) ITIL Service Desk Analyst
7 7 (6.48%) Support Analyst
7 7 (6.48%) Support Engineer
8 6 (5.56%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
8 6 (5.56%) Active Directory Support
8 6 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
8 6 (5.56%) Exchange Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.85%) OAuth
1 2 (1.85%) SAML
2 1 (0.93%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.63%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.70%) Driving Licence
4 3 (2.78%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.78%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (2.78%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.85%) Clustering
5 2 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.85%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.85%) Replication
6 1 (0.93%) CMDB
6 1 (0.93%) Life Science
6 1 (0.93%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 81 (75.00%) Windows
2 33 (30.56%) Windows Server
3 28 (25.93%) Windows 7
4 24 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (18.52%) Windows 10
6 9 (8.33%) Linux
6 9 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (7.41%) Android
7 8 (7.41%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.85%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.93%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.93%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.93%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (37.96%) ITIL
2 12 (11.11%) Migration
2 12 (11.11%) Service Management
3 11 (10.19%) Change Control
3 11 (10.19%) Infrastructure Management
4 8 (7.41%) Capacity Planning
5 7 (6.48%) Server Virtualisation
5 7 (6.48%) Time Management
6 6 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (4.63%) Data Migration
7 5 (4.63%) Load Balancing
7 5 (4.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (3.70%) Information Security
8 4 (3.70%) ITSM
8 4 (3.70%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (3.70%) Proactive Monitoring
8 4 (3.70%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (3.70%) Service Delivery
9 3 (2.78%) Analytics
9 3 (2.78%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 14 (12.96%) PowerShell
1 14 (12.96%) SQL
2 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
2 1 (0.93%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (12.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (10.19%) MCSE
3 8 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (6.48%) CCNA
5 4 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.78%) MCSA
7 2 (1.85%) CCA
7 2 (1.85%) CCAA
7 2 (1.85%) CCEA
7 2 (1.85%) CCIE
7 2 (1.85%) CCNP
7 2 (1.85%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.85%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.85%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.93%) CISM
8 1 (0.93%) CISSP
8 1 (0.93%) Degree
8 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.93%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.48%) SLA
2 1 (0.93%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (14.81%) vSphere
3 8 (7.41%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (3.70%) XenApp
5 3 (2.78%) VMware Server
6 2 (1.85%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.85%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.93%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 26 (24.07%) SCCM
2 8 (7.41%) SCOM
3 4 (3.70%) WMI
3 4 (3.70%) WSUS
4 2 (1.85%) EdgeSight
4 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (1.85%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 2 (1.85%) SmoothWall
5 1 (0.93%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 47 (43.52%) Microsoft
2 28 (25.93%) VMware
3 12 (11.11%) Apple
3 12 (11.11%) Cisco
4 9 (8.33%) NetApp
5 8 (7.41%) Citrix
6 4 (3.70%) HP
6 4 (3.70%) Oracle
7 3 (2.78%) Dell
7 3 (2.78%) McAfee
7 3 (2.78%) Splunk
8 2 (1.85%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.85%) Veeam
9 1 (0.93%) EMC
9 1 (0.93%) F5
9 1 (0.93%) Lotus
9 1 (0.93%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.93%) Riverbed
9 1 (0.93%) Sage
9 1 (0.93%) Symantec