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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 32 35 40
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 283 262 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.22% 4.38% 4.31%
As % of the System Software category 56.60% 55.98% 52.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 176 164
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £143 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £456 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £275
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 28 41
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.85 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £24.70 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £14.50
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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
500 468 525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.21% 7.83% 8.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 328 338
Average daily rate £400 £360 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 28 43
Average hourly rate £21.25 £21.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £14.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -0.85%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Active Directory also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Active Directory.

1 387 (73.02%) Windows
2 233 (43.96%) Microsoft
3 186 (35.09%) VMware
4 158 (29.81%) MS Exchange
5 139 (26.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 128 (24.15%) Windows 7
7 127 (23.96%) Citrix
8 122 (23.02%) Finance
9 107 (20.19%) VMware Infrastructure
10 103 (19.43%) ITIL
11 101 (19.06%) MS Office
12 74 (13.96%) Exchange Server 2010
13 73 (13.77%) Windows Server 2012
14 72 (13.58%) MS Excel
14 72 (13.58%) Cisco
14 72 (13.58%) Windows Server 2003
15 70 (13.21%) DNS
16 64 (12.08%) SAN
17 62 (11.70%) Windows XP
18 61 (11.51%) Migration
19 60 (11.32%) Blackberry
20 56 (10.57%) vSphere
21 55 (10.38%) Microsoft Certification
22 52 (9.81%) SQL Server
23 51 (9.62%) DHCP
23 51 (9.62%) PowerShell
24 50 (9.43%) SQL
24 50 (9.43%) Banking
25 49 (9.25%) LAN
26 48 (9.06%) TCP/IP

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Active Directory also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Active Directory. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 158 (29.81%) MS Exchange
2 74 (13.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 46 (8.68%) Lync
4 38 (7.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 37 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2007
6 36 (6.79%) IIS
7 33 (6.23%) SharePoint
8 30 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2013
9 18 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2003
10 8 (1.51%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (1.13%) Office Communications Server
12 5 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.94%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.75%) WorkSite
13 4 (0.75%) Apache
14 3 (0.57%) WebSphere Portal
14 3 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
14 3 (0.57%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.57%) WebLogic Portal
15 2 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 101 (19.06%) MS Office
2 72 (13.58%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.32%) MS Project
3 7 (1.32%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.94%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.32%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.94%) assyst
3 3 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.38%) RMDS
5 1 (0.19%) Agresso
5 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.19%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.19%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 31 (5.85%) Office 365
2 19 (3.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.70%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (0.94%) Mimecast
5 5 (0.94%) IaaS
5 5 (0.94%) SaaS
6 4 (0.75%) PaaS
7 2 (0.38%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.19%) Yammer
8 1 (0.19%) GitHub
8 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.19%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 70 (13.21%) DNS
2 64 (12.08%) SAN
3 51 (9.62%) DHCP
4 49 (9.25%) LAN
5 48 (9.06%) TCP/IP
6 45 (8.49%) VPN
7 41 (7.74%) Firewall
8 37 (6.98%) WAN
9 33 (6.23%) LDAP
10 30 (5.66%) NAS
11 22 (4.15%) Internet
12 19 (3.58%) VLAN
13 16 (3.02%) NetScaler
14 12 (2.26%) Wireless
15 11 (2.08%) MPLS
16 10 (1.89%) SSL
17 9 (1.70%) VoIP
17 9 (1.70%) Network Security
17 9 (1.70%) Cisco IOS
18 8 (1.51%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (9.81%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.57%) MySQL
4 3 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.19%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.19%) Big Data
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.19%) MS Access
5 1 (0.19%) DTS
5 1 (0.19%) IDOL
5 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.19%) FileMaker
5 1 (0.19%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 7 (1.32%) MSI
2 2 (0.38%) Subversion
2 2 (0.38%) WinDbg
3 1 (0.19%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.19%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.19%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.19%) Fiddler
General
1 122 (23.02%) Finance
2 50 (9.43%) Banking
3 20 (3.77%) Investment Banking
4 17 (3.21%) Law
5 16 (3.02%) Legal
6 14 (2.64%) Retail
6 14 (2.64%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.89%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.51%) Advertising
9 4 (0.75%) Front Office
9 4 (0.75%) Back Office
10 3 (0.57%) Publishing
10 3 (0.57%) Marketing
10 3 (0.57%) Mandarin Language
11 2 (0.38%) German Language
11 2 (0.38%) Japanese Language
12 1 (0.19%) Electronics
12 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.19%) Games
12 1 (0.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 128 (24.15%) Analyst
2 55 (10.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 43 (8.11%) Support Engineer
4 39 (7.36%) Support Analyst
5 36 (6.79%) Service Analyst
6 35 (6.60%) Desktop Support
7 34 (6.42%) Desktop Engineer
8 33 (6.23%) Service Desk Analyst
9 31 (5.85%) Architect
10 27 (5.09%) 2nd Line Support
11 26 (4.91%) Administrator
11 26 (4.91%) Consultant
11 26 (4.91%) Server Engineer
12 19 (3.58%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 18 (3.40%) Systems Administrator
13 18 (3.40%) 3rd Line Support
14 15 (2.83%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 14 (2.64%) Project Manager
16 13 (2.45%) Wintel Engineer
17 12 (2.26%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.40%) .NET
2 10 (1.89%) Web Services
3 9 (1.70%) Middleware
3 9 (1.70%) Application Packaging
4 8 (1.51%) SailPoint
5 5 (0.94%) HTML
5 5 (0.94%) XML
6 3 (0.57%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.57%) J2EE
6 3 (0.57%) Java EE
6 3 (0.57%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (0.38%) WCF
7 2 (0.38%) JSON
7 2 (0.38%) SAML
7 2 (0.38%) HTML5
8 1 (0.19%) Spring Boot
8 1 (0.19%) HATEOAS
8 1 (0.19%) Itk
8 1 (0.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (0.19%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 60 (11.32%) Blackberry
2 30 (5.66%) Clustering
3 24 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (3.77%) Management Information System
5 19 (3.58%) iPhone
6 13 (2.45%) Thin Client
6 13 (2.45%) NHS
6 13 (2.45%) Fat Client
6 13 (2.45%) PKI
7 11 (2.08%) Replication
7 11 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
8 9 (1.70%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.51%) Hedge funds
9 8 (1.51%) iPad
10 6 (1.13%) Handset
11 4 (0.75%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.57%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.57%) Open Source
12 3 (0.57%) EqualLogic
12 3 (0.57%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 387 (73.02%) Windows
2 139 (26.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 128 (24.15%) Windows 7
4 73 (13.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 72 (13.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 62 (11.70%) Windows XP
7 43 (8.11%) Linux
8 30 (5.66%) UNIX
9 24 (4.53%) Android
9 24 (4.53%) Windows 8
10 16 (3.02%) Apple iOS
11 13 (2.45%) Mac OS X
12 9 (1.70%) Debian
12 9 (1.70%) Windows Vista
13 7 (1.32%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.94%) Windows 2000 Server
14 5 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.94%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.75%) Mac OS X Server
16 3 (0.57%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (19.43%) ITIL
2 61 (11.51%) Migration
3 25 (4.72%) Service Management
3 25 (4.72%) Disaster Recovery
4 22 (4.15%) Change Management
5 20 (3.77%) Identity Management
5 20 (3.77%) Information Security
6 19 (3.58%) Incident Management
6 19 (3.58%) Service Delivery
6 19 (3.58%) Project Management
7 15 (2.83%) Asset Management
8 14 (2.64%) Mobile Device Management
9 13 (2.45%) PRINCE2
10 12 (2.26%) Problem Management
11 11 (2.08%) Software Deployment
11 11 (2.08%) Release Management
12 9 (1.70%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (1.51%) ITSM
14 7 (1.32%) Performance Tuning
14 7 (1.32%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 51 (9.62%) PowerShell
2 50 (9.43%) SQL
3 20 (3.77%) VBScript
4 12 (2.26%) Java
5 11 (2.08%) Perl
6 10 (1.89%) C#
7 8 (1.51%) C
8 7 (1.32%) Shell Script
9 6 (1.13%) VB
10 5 (0.94%) JavaScript
10 5 (0.94%) Python
11 3 (0.57%) Jython
12 1 (0.19%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.19%) PHP
12 1 (0.19%) C++
12 1 (0.19%) Lua
Qualifications
1 55 (10.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (6.60%) MCSE
3 22 (4.15%) Degree
4 21 (3.96%) Security Cleared
5 20 (3.77%) MCSA
6 18 (3.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 14 (2.64%) ITIL Certification
8 13 (2.45%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (2.45%) MCITP
9 12 (2.26%) MCP
10 11 (2.08%) CISSP
11 10 (1.89%) CCNA
12 8 (1.51%) Citrix Certification
13 7 (1.32%) SC Cleared
14 5 (0.94%) CCNP
15 4 (0.75%) MCTS
15 4 (0.75%) ACTC
15 4 (0.75%) GIAC
15 4 (0.75%) CISA
15 4 (0.75%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.53%) SLA
2 11 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.32%) QA
4 5 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.94%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.75%) COBIT
6 1 (0.19%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.19%) HL7
6 1 (0.19%) DICOM
System Software
1 107 (20.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 56 (10.57%) vSphere
3 47 (8.87%) XenApp
4 26 (4.91%) Hyper-V
5 19 (3.58%) Microsoft App-V
6 15 (2.83%) VMware Server
7 13 (2.45%) XenDesktop
8 10 (1.89%) VMware ESX
9 8 (1.51%) Xen
10 7 (1.32%) vCloud
11 5 (0.94%) DFS Replication
11 5 (0.94%) XenServer
11 5 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 4 (0.75%) NLBS
12 4 (0.75%) ISA Server
12 4 (0.75%) UAG
13 3 (0.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 3 (0.57%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 48 (9.06%) SCCM
2 20 (3.77%) SCOM
3 11 (2.08%) WSUS
4 10 (1.89%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 9 (1.70%) AirWatch
6 8 (1.51%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 7 (1.32%) Tivoli
8 6 (1.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 6 (1.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 6 (1.13%) Casper Suite
9 5 (0.94%) HP SIM
10 4 (0.75%) Puppet
11 3 (0.57%) SCOrch
11 3 (0.57%) Data Guard
11 3 (0.57%) OpenView
11 3 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (0.57%) Nessus
12 2 (0.38%) ServiceCenter
12 2 (0.38%) Backup Exec
12 2 (0.38%) DameWare
Vendors
1 233 (43.96%) Microsoft
2 186 (35.09%) VMware
3 127 (23.96%) Citrix
4 72 (13.58%) Cisco
5 36 (6.79%) HP
6 29 (5.47%) Oracle
7 23 (4.34%) Dell
8 21 (3.96%) NetApp
9 19 (3.58%) IBM
10 18 (3.40%) Apple
11 15 (2.83%) Remedy
12 13 (2.45%) Red Hat
12 13 (2.45%) Symantec
13 12 (2.26%) McAfee
14 11 (2.08%) CheckPoint
14 11 (2.08%) Altiris
14 11 (2.08%) AppSense
15 10 (1.89%) Bloomberg
15 10 (1.89%) Cyber-Ark
16 9 (1.70%) 3PAR
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