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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 27 36 45
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +9
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 325 340 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.52% 4.69% 3.61%
As % of the System Software category 56.92% 53.13% 49.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 206 145
Average daily rate
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£275 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £163 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £475 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £279 £288
% change year-on-year
-1.34% -3.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 39 49
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.97 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £134.50 £27.60 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
Active Directory
London

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
571 640 575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.70% 8.83% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 397 349
Average daily rate £360 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £213 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 50 54
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £35.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%

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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 2014, 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.

1 470 (80.07%) Windows
2 241 (41.06%) Microsoft
3 208 (35.43%) Windows 7
4 207 (35.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 177 (30.15%) VMware
6 176 (29.98%) Citrix
7 172 (29.30%) MS Exchange
8 162 (27.60%) MS Office
8 162 (27.60%) Finance
9 124 (21.12%) Windows Server 2003
10 117 (19.93%) ITIL
11 107 (18.23%) VMware Infrastructure
12 98 (16.70%) SCCM
13 96 (16.35%) Windows XP
14 91 (15.50%) MS Excel
14 91 (15.50%) DNS
15 84 (14.31%) Banking
16 81 (13.80%) Blackberry
17 77 (13.12%) XenApp
17 77 (13.12%) Exchange Server 2010
18 69 (11.75%) Cisco
19 65 (11.07%) PowerShell
20 62 (10.56%) HP
21 59 (10.05%) SQL Server
22 56 (9.54%) SAN
22 56 (9.54%) Windows Server 2012
23 55 (9.37%) SQL
23 55 (9.37%) DHCP
24 53 (9.03%) SharePoint
25 51 (8.69%) Firewall

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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
1 172 (29.30%) MS Exchange
2 77 (13.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 53 (9.03%) SharePoint
4 47 (8.01%) Exchange Server 2007
5 37 (6.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 29 (4.94%) IIS
7 27 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2003
8 23 (3.92%) IBM Notes
9 22 (3.75%) Lync
10 12 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
12 6 (1.02%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (0.85%) WorkSite
14 3 (0.51%) Apache
15 2 (0.34%) Lotus Domino
16 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
16 1 (0.17%) Documentum
16 1 (0.17%) NetWeaver
16 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 162 (27.60%) MS Office
2 91 (15.50%) MS Excel
3 18 (3.07%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.19%) MS Project
4 7 (1.19%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.34%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.17%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.34%) Remedy AR System
2 2 (0.34%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.17%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.17%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.17%) LatentZero
3 1 (0.17%) Adaptiv
3 1 (0.17%) Khalix
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.21%) Office 365
2 5 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.17%) SaaS
4 1 (0.17%) PaaS
4 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 91 (15.50%) DNS
2 56 (9.54%) SAN
3 55 (9.37%) DHCP
4 51 (8.69%) Firewall
5 41 (6.98%) WAN
6 39 (6.64%) LAN
7 38 (6.47%) TCP/IP
8 27 (4.60%) VPN
9 16 (2.73%) VoIP
10 13 (2.21%) NetScaler
11 12 (2.04%) Internet
11 12 (2.04%) MPLS
12 10 (1.70%) Unified Communications
12 10 (1.70%) IP Telephony
13 9 (1.53%) BIG-IP
14 8 (1.36%) SMTP
14 8 (1.36%) Network Security
14 8 (1.36%) NAS
15 7 (1.19%) LDAP
15 7 (1.19%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (10.05%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (1.87%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (1.36%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.34%) Big Data
7 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.34%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.17%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.17%) MySQL
8 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.17%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 8 (1.36%) MSI
2 4 (0.68%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.34%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.34%) Serena SBM
3 2 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.17%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.17%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.17%) NUnit
4 1 (0.17%) Subversion
4 1 (0.17%) JIRA
4 1 (0.17%) Selenium
4 1 (0.17%) FitNesse
4 1 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.17%) JUnit
4 1 (0.17%) AdminStudio
General
1 162 (27.60%) Finance
2 84 (14.31%) Banking
3 29 (4.94%) Investment Banking
4 27 (4.60%) Legal
5 25 (4.26%) Law
6 15 (2.56%) Back Office
7 12 (2.04%) Retail
8 10 (1.70%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.70%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.70%) French Language
9 9 (1.53%) Front Office
10 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.34%) Japanese Language
10 2 (0.34%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.34%) Publishing
11 1 (0.17%) German Language
11 1 (0.17%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.17%) Marketing
11 1 (0.17%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 150 (25.55%) Analyst
2 67 (11.41%) Support Analyst
3 60 (10.22%) Desktop Support
4 54 (9.20%) Service Analyst
5 53 (9.03%) 2nd Line Support
6 51 (8.69%) Service Desk Analyst
7 46 (7.84%) Support Engineer
8 44 (7.50%) Desktop Engineer
9 34 (5.79%) Administrator
10 33 (5.62%) Architect
11 32 (5.45%) 1st Line Support
11 32 (5.45%) 3rd Line Support
12 31 (5.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 27 (4.60%) Desktop Analyst
14 25 (4.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 19 (3.24%) Project Manager
16 18 (3.07%) Wintel Engineer
17 17 (2.90%) Infrastructure Architect
18 16 (2.73%) Windows Administrator
18 16 (2.73%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.70%) .NET
1 10 (1.70%) Application Packaging
2 6 (1.02%) jQuery
2 6 (1.02%) Web Services
3 5 (0.85%) ASP.NET
3 5 (0.85%) HTML
4 4 (0.68%) CSS
5 3 (0.51%) J2EE
5 3 (0.51%) XML
5 3 (0.51%) Middleware
5 3 (0.51%) Software Packaging
5 3 (0.51%) WCF
6 2 (0.34%) WPF
6 2 (0.34%) HTML5
6 2 (0.34%) REST
6 2 (0.34%) XMPP
6 2 (0.34%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 2 (0.34%) Java EE
6 2 (0.34%) ADO.NET
7 1 (0.17%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 81 (13.80%) Blackberry
2 26 (4.43%) Clustering
3 21 (3.58%) Thin Client
3 21 (3.58%) Fat Client
4 19 (3.24%) iPhone
5 11 (1.87%) Replication
5 11 (1.87%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.36%) NHS
7 7 (1.19%) iPad
8 5 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (0.85%) Fixed Income
8 5 (0.85%) PKI
9 4 (0.68%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.51%) Open Source
10 3 (0.51%) CMDB
11 2 (0.34%) CESG
11 2 (0.34%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.34%) PDA
11 2 (0.34%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 470 (80.07%) Windows
2 208 (35.43%) Windows 7
3 207 (35.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 124 (21.12%) Windows Server 2003
5 96 (16.35%) Windows XP
6 56 (9.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 32 (5.45%) Linux
8 27 (4.60%) Windows 8
9 14 (2.39%) UNIX
10 13 (2.21%) Android
11 10 (1.70%) Windows Vista
11 10 (1.70%) Windows 2000 Server
12 9 (1.53%) Mac OS
12 9 (1.53%) Windows 2000
13 6 (1.02%) Apple iOS
14 5 (0.85%) Windows Mobile
15 4 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (0.68%) AIX
16 2 (0.34%) VMS
17 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (19.93%) ITIL
2 47 (8.01%) Migration
3 25 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 24 (4.09%) Problem Management
5 23 (3.92%) Project Management
6 21 (3.58%) Service Management
7 18 (3.07%) Incident Management
8 13 (2.21%) Business Continuity
9 12 (2.04%) Change Control
10 11 (1.87%) Information Security
10 11 (1.87%) Service Delivery
10 11 (1.87%) Change Management
11 10 (1.70%) Time Management
12 9 (1.53%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (1.53%) ITSM
13 8 (1.36%) Configuration Management
13 8 (1.36%) Asset Management
13 8 (1.36%) Continuous Improvement
14 7 (1.19%) Performance Management
14 7 (1.19%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 65 (11.07%) PowerShell
2 55 (9.37%) SQL
3 21 (3.58%) VB
4 17 (2.90%) VBScript
5 7 (1.19%) JavaScript
6 5 (0.85%) C#
6 5 (0.85%) Java
7 4 (0.68%) VBA
7 4 (0.68%) Shell Script
7 4 (0.68%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.51%) Perl
9 2 (0.34%) Korn
10 1 (0.17%) XPath
10 1 (0.17%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.17%) Ruby
10 1 (0.17%) Python
10 1 (0.17%) C
10 1 (0.17%) C++
Qualifications
1 42 (7.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (4.94%) MCSE
3 24 (4.09%) Security Cleared
4 17 (2.90%) MCP
5 15 (2.56%) SC Cleared
6 11 (1.87%) MCITP
6 11 (1.87%) Degree
6 11 (1.87%) Citrix Certification
6 11 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (1.53%) MCSA
8 8 (1.36%) CCA
8 8 (1.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (1.36%) MCTS
9 6 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.68%) CISSP
10 4 (0.68%) CCNA
10 4 (0.68%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.51%) MCDST
11 3 (0.51%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.51%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.56%) SLA
2 9 (1.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.02%) QA
4 3 (0.51%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 107 (18.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 77 (13.12%) XenApp
3 43 (7.33%) vSphere
4 27 (4.60%) Hyper-V
5 23 (3.92%) XenServer
6 19 (3.24%) XenDesktop
7 18 (3.07%) Microsoft App-V
8 17 (2.90%) VMware ESX
9 16 (2.73%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (1.87%) ISA Server
10 11 (1.87%) Xen
11 10 (1.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 8 (1.36%) VMware Server
13 7 (1.19%) NLBS
14 5 (0.85%) UAG
15 4 (0.68%) vCloud
15 4 (0.68%) Terminal Server
16 3 (0.51%) Terminal Services
16 3 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
17 2 (0.34%) NFS
Systems Management
1 98 (16.70%) SCCM
2 31 (5.28%) SCOM
3 12 (2.04%) WSUS
4 11 (1.87%) Backup Exec
5 8 (1.36%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 6 (1.02%) HP SIM
6 6 (1.02%) WMI
6 6 (1.02%) Tivoli
7 5 (0.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.51%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (0.51%) BMC PATROL
9 3 (0.51%) Control-M
9 3 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.51%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 2 (0.34%) Oracle Identity Management
10 2 (0.34%) Cisco UCCX
10 2 (0.34%) AppDNA
10 2 (0.34%) BMC Marimba
Vendors
1 241 (41.06%) Microsoft
2 177 (30.15%) VMware
3 176 (29.98%) Citrix
4 69 (11.75%) Cisco
5 62 (10.56%) HP
6 31 (5.28%) IBM
7 26 (4.43%) Oracle
8 24 (4.09%) Lotus
9 21 (3.58%) EMC
10 20 (3.41%) Wyse
11 19 (3.24%) Bloomberg
12 18 (3.07%) Symantec
13 17 (2.90%) CheckPoint
13 17 (2.90%) Reuters
14 15 (2.56%) NetApp
14 15 (2.56%) Dell
15 13 (2.21%) Apple
16 12 (2.04%) Remedy
16 12 (2.04%) AppSense
17 11 (1.87%) Altiris
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