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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 35 35 34
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 243 290 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 4.90% 4.85% 5.11%
As % of the System Software category 56.91% 56.64% 62.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 172 152
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £165 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £258 £275
% change year-on-year
+16.50% -6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 30 55
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £12.73 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 £24.10 £116.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -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
427 512 473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.61% 8.56% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 331 277
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £229 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 32 67
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.85 £24.30 £52.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.08 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.74% -11.42%

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 28 January 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 441 (77.23%) Windows
2 241 (42.21%) Microsoft
3 202 (35.38%) VMware
4 169 (29.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 156 (27.32%) Finance
6 153 (26.80%) Windows 7
7 144 (25.22%) MS Exchange
8 141 (24.69%) Citrix
9 135 (23.64%) MS Office
10 104 (18.21%) VMware Infrastructure
11 103 (18.04%) DNS
12 96 (16.81%) Windows Server 2003
12 96 (16.81%) ITIL
13 93 (16.29%) MS Excel
14 84 (14.71%) Blackberry
15 77 (13.49%) Windows XP
16 76 (13.31%) Exchange Server 2010
17 73 (12.78%) SAN
18 72 (12.61%) XenApp
19 71 (12.43%) Cisco
20 69 (12.08%) DHCP
20 69 (12.08%) SCCM
21 64 (11.21%) Banking
22 61 (10.68%) SQL
22 61 (10.68%) Migration
23 58 (10.16%) PowerShell
23 58 (10.16%) vSphere
24 55 (9.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
25 45 (7.88%) HP
26 44 (7.71%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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
1 144 (25.22%) MS Exchange
2 76 (13.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 55 (9.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 43 (7.53%) SharePoint
5 36 (6.30%) Exchange Server 2007
6 34 (5.95%) IIS
7 27 (4.73%) Lync
8 21 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2003
9 19 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
10 12 (2.10%) IBM Notes
10 12 (2.10%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (1.58%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.88%) WorkSite
12 5 (0.88%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.70%) Office Communications Server
13 4 (0.70%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.35%) Lotus Domino
14 2 (0.35%) Apache
14 2 (0.35%) Node.js
15 1 (0.18%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 135 (23.64%) MS Office
2 93 (16.29%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.88%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.35%) MS Project
6 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (1.40%) assyst
2 4 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.35%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.18%) Eikon
5 1 (0.18%) ReMetrica
5 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.18%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.20%) Office 365
2 16 (2.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.53%) PaaS
5 2 (0.35%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.35%) IaaS
6 1 (0.18%) SoftLayer
6 1 (0.18%) Yammer
6 1 (0.18%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 103 (18.04%) DNS
2 73 (12.78%) SAN
3 69 (12.08%) DHCP
4 42 (7.36%) TCP/IP
5 39 (6.83%) Firewall
6 32 (5.60%) VPN
7 27 (4.73%) LDAP
7 27 (4.73%) LAN
8 26 (4.55%) WAN
9 20 (3.50%) Internet
9 20 (3.50%) NAS
10 15 (2.63%) Wireless
10 15 (2.63%) VLAN
11 14 (2.45%) NetScaler
12 11 (1.93%) Network Security
12 11 (1.93%) Kerberos
12 11 (1.93%) VoIP
13 10 (1.75%) SNMP
14 9 (1.58%) SMTP
15 8 (1.40%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (7.71%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (0.88%) MySQL
4 4 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.53%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.53%) BusinessObjects XI
5 3 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.35%) DTS
7 1 (0.18%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.18%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.18%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.18%) MS Access
7 1 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.18%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 5 (0.88%) MSI
2 4 (0.70%) Subversion
3 3 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.53%) Serena SBM
4 1 (0.18%) Hudson
4 1 (0.18%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.18%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.18%) Maven
4 1 (0.18%) JUnit
4 1 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 156 (27.32%) Finance
2 64 (11.21%) Banking
3 26 (4.55%) Investment Banking
4 21 (3.68%) Legal
5 19 (3.33%) Law
6 17 (2.98%) Financial Institution
6 17 (2.98%) Telecoms
7 14 (2.45%) Retail
8 7 (1.23%) Publishing
9 6 (1.05%) Back Office
10 4 (0.70%) Advertising
10 4 (0.70%) Marketing
11 3 (0.53%) Online Betting
11 3 (0.53%) Front Office
12 2 (0.35%) Mandarin Language
12 2 (0.35%) French Language
13 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.18%) German Language
13 1 (0.18%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.18%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 150 (26.27%) Analyst
2 61 (10.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 58 (10.16%) Desktop Support
4 53 (9.28%) Support Analyst
4 53 (9.28%) Support Engineer
5 51 (8.93%) Consultant
5 51 (8.93%) Service Analyst
6 48 (8.41%) Service Desk Analyst
7 42 (7.36%) Desktop Engineer
8 38 (6.65%) 2nd Line Support
9 32 (5.60%) Administrator
10 24 (4.20%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 24 (4.20%) Architect
11 19 (3.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 19 (3.33%) Desktop Analyst
12 18 (3.15%) Server Engineer
13 16 (2.80%) Desktop Support Analyst
14 15 (2.63%) Systems Administrator
15 14 (2.45%) Systems Engineer
15 14 (2.45%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.63%) .NET
2 11 (1.93%) Application Packaging
3 10 (1.75%) Web Services
4 6 (1.05%) SailPoint
5 5 (0.88%) XML
6 4 (0.70%) HTML
7 3 (0.53%) LAMP
8 2 (0.35%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.35%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.35%) HTML5
9 1 (0.18%) Spring
9 1 (0.18%) XMPP
9 1 (0.18%) Java EE
9 1 (0.18%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.18%) WCF
9 1 (0.18%) WAMP
9 1 (0.18%) jQuery
9 1 (0.18%) Spring Security
9 1 (0.18%) MAPI
9 1 (0.18%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 84 (14.71%) Blackberry
2 26 (4.55%) Clustering
3 20 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (3.15%) Fat Client
4 18 (3.15%) Replication
4 18 (3.15%) Thin Client
5 15 (2.63%) iPhone
6 12 (2.10%) Management Information System
7 11 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (1.75%) PKI
9 9 (1.58%) Hedge funds
9 9 (1.58%) Handset
10 8 (1.40%) NHS
10 8 (1.40%) Smartphone
11 7 (1.23%) iPad
12 6 (1.05%) CESG
13 5 (0.88%) Computer Science
14 4 (0.70%) CESG CLAS
14 4 (0.70%) EqualLogic
15 3 (0.53%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 441 (77.23%) Windows
2 169 (29.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 153 (26.80%) Windows 7
4 96 (16.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 77 (13.49%) Windows XP
6 44 (7.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 39 (6.83%) Linux
8 24 (4.20%) UNIX
9 12 (2.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (2.10%) Windows 8
10 11 (1.93%) Android
11 10 (1.75%) Mac OS X
12 8 (1.40%) Apple iOS
13 7 (1.23%) Windows Vista
14 6 (1.05%) Windows 2000
15 5 (0.88%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (0.53%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.53%) Solaris
17 2 (0.35%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (16.81%) ITIL
2 61 (10.68%) Migration
3 27 (4.73%) Identity Management
4 24 (4.20%) Service Management
5 23 (4.03%) Service Delivery
5 23 (4.03%) Incident Management
6 19 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 18 (3.15%) Change Management
8 17 (2.98%) Problem Management
8 17 (2.98%) Asset Management
9 16 (2.80%) Software Deployment
10 15 (2.63%) Information Security
11 11 (1.93%) Time Management
12 9 (1.58%) Capacity Planning
12 9 (1.58%) Performance Tuning
12 9 (1.58%) ITSM
13 8 (1.40%) Project Management
13 8 (1.40%) Configuration Management
13 8 (1.40%) CRM
13 8 (1.40%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 61 (10.68%) SQL
2 58 (10.16%) PowerShell
3 20 (3.50%) VBScript
4 10 (1.75%) VB
5 8 (1.40%) C#
6 7 (1.23%) C
7 4 (0.70%) VBA
7 4 (0.70%) Java
8 2 (0.35%) Perl
8 2 (0.35%) PHP
9 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.18%) Python
9 1 (0.18%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.18%) C++
9 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 41 (7.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (3.68%) Security Cleared
3 20 (3.50%) MCSE
4 16 (2.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 15 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (2.28%) CCNA
6 13 (2.28%) MCSA
7 11 (1.93%) MCITP
7 11 (1.93%) Degree
8 10 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (1.58%) SC Cleared
9 9 (1.58%) CISSP
9 9 (1.58%) Citrix Certification
9 9 (1.58%) MCP
10 5 (0.88%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.70%) CISA
11 4 (0.70%) CCNP
11 4 (0.70%) ISEB
12 3 (0.53%) RHCT
12 3 (0.53%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.20%) SLA
2 8 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (1.40%) QA
3 6 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.88%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.35%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 104 (18.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 72 (12.61%) XenApp
3 58 (10.16%) vSphere
4 35 (6.13%) Hyper-V
5 27 (4.73%) VMware ESX
5 27 (4.73%) XenDesktop
6 18 (3.15%) Microsoft App-V
7 15 (2.63%) Xen
8 14 (2.45%) VMware Server
9 11 (1.93%) DFS Replication
9 11 (1.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 10 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (1.23%) UAG
12 6 (1.05%) XenServer
13 5 (0.88%) Terminal Services
13 5 (0.88%) Firmware
14 4 (0.70%) ISA Server
14 4 (0.70%) NFS
14 4 (0.70%) vCloud
15 3 (0.53%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 69 (12.08%) SCCM
2 37 (6.48%) SCOM
3 11 (1.93%) WSUS
4 10 (1.75%) Tivoli
5 9 (1.58%) Backup Exec
6 8 (1.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 7 (1.23%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 7 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (1.23%) SCVMM
7 7 (1.23%) NetBackup
8 6 (1.05%) HP SIM
9 5 (0.88%) SCOrch
9 5 (0.88%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 5 (0.88%) Nagios
10 4 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (0.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 4 (0.70%) BMC PATROL
10 4 (0.70%) WMI
10 4 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 241 (42.21%) Microsoft
2 202 (35.38%) VMware
3 141 (24.69%) Citrix
4 71 (12.43%) Cisco
5 45 (7.88%) HP
6 39 (6.83%) NetApp
6 39 (6.83%) Dell
7 29 (5.08%) Altiris
8 23 (4.03%) Symantec
9 22 (3.85%) Oracle
10 18 (3.15%) EMC
11 17 (2.98%) AppSense
12 16 (2.80%) IBM
13 14 (2.45%) Apple
14 13 (2.28%) F5
14 13 (2.28%) Juniper
15 12 (2.10%) McAfee
15 12 (2.10%) Reuters
15 12 (2.10%) Lotus
16 10 (1.75%) Red Hat
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