The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
London / City of London
Rank 50 36 29
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -7
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 115 153 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.94% 4.77% 5.35%
As % of the System Software category 39.93% 51.69% 58.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 110 185
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £190 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £584 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 26
Median hourly rate £21.75 £12.00 £18.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.25% -33.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £83.40 £17.00 £22.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +3.57%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

System Software Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
288 296 469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.87% 9.23% 9.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 224 333
Median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £290 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 27
Median hourly rate £22.34 £12.00 £18.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.12% -35.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £19.90 £22.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Active Directory across the City of London region.

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the City of London region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the City of London region.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the City of London region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 City of London region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 186 (73.81%) Windows
2 112 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 79 (31.35%) Finance
4 76 (30.16%) VMware
5 72 (28.57%) Windows Server
6 59 (23.41%) Windows 7
7 58 (23.02%) Citrix
8 56 (22.22%) MS Exchange
9 51 (20.24%) SCCM
10 50 (19.84%) VMware Infrastructure
11 49 (19.44%) Windows Server 2008
12 47 (18.65%) DNS
13 46 (18.25%) PowerShell
14 45 (17.86%) SQL Server
15 44 (17.46%) MS Office
15 44 (17.46%) ITIL
16 42 (16.67%) Office 365
17 40 (15.87%) Migration
17 40 (15.87%) SQL
18 37 (14.68%) Windows Server 2012
19 34 (13.49%) Linux
19 34 (13.49%) DHCP
20 32 (12.70%) Cisco
21 31 (12.30%) Microsoft Azure
22 28 (11.11%) Firewall
22 28 (11.11%) SharePoint
22 28 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
23 25 (9.92%) Data Centre
24 22 (8.73%) MS Excel
24 22 (8.73%) Unix

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 56 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 28 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 28 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 21 (8.33%) Skype for Business
4 19 (7.54%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (3.97%) Tomcat
7 9 (3.57%) IIS
8 8 (3.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (2.38%) Apache
9 6 (2.38%) WebLogic
10 5 (1.98%) WebSphere
11 4 (1.59%) IBM Notes
11 4 (1.59%) JBoss
12 3 (1.19%) Apache Spark
12 3 (1.19%) Confluence
12 3 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (1.19%) Jupyter
12 3 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.79%) OpenStack
Applications
1 44 (17.46%) MS Office
2 22 (8.73%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.40%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.40%) OpenText MBPM
4 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 42 (16.67%) Office 365
2 31 (12.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (4.37%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (3.97%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (3.97%) IaaS
5 8 (3.17%) PaaS
6 5 (1.98%) SaaS
7 3 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.19%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.79%) G Suite
8 2 (0.79%) Yammer
9 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.40%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.40%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 47 (18.65%) DNS
2 34 (13.49%) DHCP
3 28 (11.11%) Firewall
4 21 (8.33%) VPN
5 19 (7.54%) SAN
6 18 (7.14%) TCP/IP
7 16 (6.35%) LAN
7 16 (6.35%) LDAP
8 15 (5.95%) Internet
9 13 (5.16%) Kerberos
9 13 (5.16%) SSL
10 11 (4.37%) WAN
11 9 (3.57%) HTTP
11 9 (3.57%) Skype
11 9 (3.57%) Wireless
12 8 (3.17%) Remote Desktop
13 7 (2.78%) SSH
14 6 (2.38%) MPLS
14 6 (2.38%) VoIP
14 6 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.78%) Big Data
2 7 (2.78%) Hadoop
3 6 (2.38%) NoSQL
3 6 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.59%) Couchbase
5 4 (1.59%) HBase
5 4 (1.59%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.59%) MySQL
5 4 (1.59%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.19%) Cloudera CDH
6 3 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.79%) DB2
7 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 9 (3.57%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (2.38%) MSI
4 4 (1.59%) Bower
4 4 (1.59%) gulp
4 4 (1.59%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.59%) Karma Test Runner
4 4 (1.59%) Mocha
4 4 (1.59%) Protractor
4 4 (1.59%) Sinon.JS
4 4 (1.59%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.19%) JIRA
6 2 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.40%) GitLab
7 1 (0.40%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.40%) TeamCity
General
1 79 (31.35%) Finance
2 21 (8.33%) Banking
3 13 (5.16%) Retail
4 9 (3.57%) Financial Institution
5 7 (2.78%) Legal
6 5 (1.98%) Marketing
7 4 (1.59%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.59%) Law
7 4 (1.59%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.79%) Back Office
8 2 (0.79%) Electronics
8 2 (0.79%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.40%) Advertising
9 1 (0.40%) Billing
9 1 (0.40%) Front Office
9 1 (0.40%) Games
9 1 (0.40%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.40%) Publishing
9 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.40%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 42 (16.67%) Analyst
2 29 (11.51%) Architect
3 27 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 24 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
5 23 (9.13%) Windows Engineer
6 22 (8.73%) Administrator
7 20 (7.94%) Support Analyst
8 19 (7.54%) Desktop Support
9 18 (7.14%) Support Engineer
10 17 (6.75%) Consultant
11 15 (5.95%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 13 (5.16%) Service Analyst
12 13 (5.16%) Service Desk Analyst
13 12 (4.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 12 (4.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 12 (4.76%) IT Support
13 12 (4.76%) VMware Engineer
14 11 (4.37%) Desktop Analyst
14 11 (4.37%) Systems Administrator
15 10 (3.97%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.16%) .NET
2 10 (3.97%) HTML
3 9 (3.57%) SOAP
4 7 (2.78%) RESTful
4 7 (2.78%) Web Services
5 6 (2.38%) AngularJS
5 6 (2.38%) XML
6 4 (1.59%) Chai
6 4 (1.59%) CSS
6 4 (1.59%) CSS3
6 4 (1.59%) Gherkin
6 4 (1.59%) HTML5
6 4 (1.59%) LINQ
6 4 (1.59%) SailPoint
6 4 (1.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (1.19%) JSP
7 3 (1.19%) SAML
7 3 (1.19%) Servlets
7 3 (1.19%) Software Packaging
7 3 (1.19%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.92%) Data Centre
2 14 (5.56%) Blackberry
3 9 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (3.57%) User Experience
4 7 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.78%) Hedge funds
4 7 (2.78%) Replication
5 6 (2.38%) Clustering
5 6 (2.38%) NHS
6 5 (1.98%) PKI
7 4 (1.59%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.59%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (1.59%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.19%) Equities
8 3 (1.19%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.19%) Fixed Income
8 3 (1.19%) iPhone
8 3 (1.19%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.19%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 186 (73.81%) Windows
2 72 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 59 (23.41%) Windows 7
4 49 (19.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (14.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (13.49%) Linux
7 22 (8.73%) Unix
8 17 (6.75%) Windows 10
9 15 (5.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (5.16%) Windows 8
10 13 (5.16%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (3.57%) Windows XP
12 8 (3.17%) Android
12 8 (3.17%) Mac OS
13 5 (1.98%) AIX
13 5 (1.98%) Mac OS X
14 4 (1.59%) Solaris
15 3 (1.19%) CentOS
16 2 (0.79%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.79%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (17.46%) ITIL
2 40 (15.87%) Migration
3 13 (5.16%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (4.76%) DevOps
4 12 (4.76%) Identity Management
5 11 (4.37%) High Availability
6 9 (3.57%) Application Packaging
6 9 (3.57%) Asset Management
6 9 (3.57%) ERP
7 8 (3.17%) Configuration Management
7 8 (3.17%) Information Security
7 8 (3.17%) Open Source
7 8 (3.17%) Server Building
7 8 (3.17%) Service Management
8 7 (2.78%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (2.78%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (2.78%) Server Virtualisation
8 7 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (2.78%) TDD
9 6 (2.38%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (18.25%) PowerShell
2 40 (15.87%) SQL
3 10 (3.97%) C#
4 9 (3.57%) Bash Shell
4 9 (3.57%) Java
5 8 (3.17%) Python
6 7 (2.78%) JavaScript
7 6 (2.38%) Perl
7 6 (2.38%) VBScript
8 4 (1.59%) AWK
8 4 (1.59%) PHP
8 4 (1.59%) sed
9 3 (1.19%) BeanShell
9 3 (1.19%) VB
10 2 (0.79%) Ruby
11 1 (0.40%) F#
Qualifications
1 22 (8.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (6.35%) MCSE
3 13 (5.16%) Degree
3 13 (5.16%) Security Cleared
4 7 (2.78%) CCNA
4 7 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (2.78%) MCSA
5 6 (2.38%) CISSP
5 6 (2.38%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.59%) MCITP
6 4 (1.59%) MCP
6 4 (1.59%) MCTS
7 3 (1.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (1.19%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.79%) CISM
8 2 (0.79%) MCDST
8 2 (0.79%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.40%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.78%) SLA
2 3 (1.19%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.79%) COBIT
3 2 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.79%) QA
3 2 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.40%) ISAE 3402
4 1 (0.40%) PMO
System Software
1 50 (19.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (7.94%) XenApp
3 17 (6.75%) Hyper-V
4 13 (5.16%) XenDesktop
5 12 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (3.97%) Virtual Desktop
7 9 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (3.57%) vSphere
8 7 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (2.78%) VMware ESX
9 6 (2.38%) BitLocker
10 5 (1.98%) Terminal Services
11 4 (1.59%) HDFS
12 3 (1.19%) Docker
12 3 (1.19%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (1.19%) Terminal Server
12 3 (1.19%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.79%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.79%) ProxySG
13 2 (0.79%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 51 (20.24%) SCCM
2 11 (4.37%) SCOM
3 10 (3.97%) Puppet
4 8 (3.17%) Norton AntiVirus
4 8 (3.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 7 (2.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 7 (2.78%) Nagios
6 6 (2.38%) Backup Exec
7 5 (1.98%) SCOrch
7 5 (1.98%) SCVMM
8 4 (1.59%) Ansible
8 4 (1.59%) Grafana
8 4 (1.59%) Graphite
8 4 (1.59%) Hadoop YARN
8 4 (1.59%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (1.59%) WSUS
9 3 (1.19%) HP SIM
9 3 (1.19%) NetBackup
9 3 (1.19%) SCSM
9 3 (1.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 112 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 76 (30.16%) VMware
3 58 (23.02%) Citrix
4 32 (12.70%) Cisco
5 19 (7.54%) Oracle
6 18 (7.14%) Symantec
7 17 (6.75%) HP
8 12 (4.76%) Bloomberg
8 12 (4.76%) CheckPoint
8 12 (4.76%) Red Hat
9 11 (4.37%) Dell
10 10 (3.97%) Apple
11 9 (3.57%) NetApp
11 9 (3.57%) Reuters
12 7 (2.78%) Remedy
13 6 (2.38%) Altiris
13 6 (2.38%) AppSense
13 6 (2.38%) IBM
14 5 (1.98%) EMC
14 5 (1.98%) SAP
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Rate: £30000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
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