The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the City of London region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 35 40 40
Rank change year-on-year
+5 0
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 292 281 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 4.53% 4.42% 3.76%
As % of the System Software category 58.40% 53.52% 51.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 159 152
Average daily rate £325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £265 £290
% change year-on-year
-0.94% -8.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 43 52
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -3.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.90 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.80 £135.00 £28.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
System Software Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
500 525 584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.75% 8.25% 7.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 325 353
Average daily rate £378 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.62% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £216 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
- +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 45 58
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.90 £135.00 £33.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
Active Directory
London

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 23 April 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.

1 469 (80.72%) Windows
2 268 (46.13%) Microsoft
3 184 (31.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 177 (30.46%) MS Exchange
5 173 (29.78%) VMware
6 168 (28.92%) Windows 7
7 165 (28.40%) Citrix
8 130 (22.38%) MS Office
9 124 (21.34%) Windows Server 2003
10 119 (20.48%) ITIL
11 113 (19.45%) Windows XP
11 113 (19.45%) Finance
12 102 (17.56%) VMware Infrastructure
13 100 (17.21%) DNS
14 99 (17.04%) SCCM
15 95 (16.35%) MS Excel
16 85 (14.63%) XenApp
17 84 (14.46%) Banking
18 82 (14.11%) SQL
19 81 (13.94%) Blackberry
20 80 (13.77%) Exchange Server 2010
21 69 (11.88%) PowerShell
22 64 (11.02%) SQL Server
23 62 (10.67%) Firewall
24 61 (10.50%) HP
25 60 (10.33%) Microsoft Certification
26 59 (10.15%) Cisco
26 59 (10.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
27 58 (9.98%) TCP/IP
28 57 (9.81%) DHCP

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 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
1 177 (30.46%) MS Exchange
2 80 (13.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 59 (10.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 51 (8.78%) Exchange Server 2007
5 48 (8.26%) SharePoint
6 33 (5.68%) IIS
6 33 (5.68%) Exchange Server 2003
7 31 (5.34%) IBM Notes
8 22 (3.79%) Lync
9 19 (3.27%) SharePoint 2010
10 10 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
11 9 (1.55%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (1.03%) WebLogic
12 6 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (0.86%) WorkSite
14 3 (0.52%) Oracle Spatial
14 3 (0.52%) Apache
14 3 (0.52%) Lotus Domino
15 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 5.5
15 2 (0.34%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 130 (22.38%) MS Office
2 95 (16.35%) MS Excel
3 16 (2.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.86%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.69%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.34%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.03%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.69%) Agresso
3 3 (0.52%) Cerner Millennium
4 2 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.17%) Eikon
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.41%) Office 365
2 4 (0.69%) SaaS
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 100 (17.21%) DNS
2 62 (10.67%) Firewall
3 58 (9.98%) TCP/IP
4 57 (9.81%) DHCP
5 46 (7.92%) SAN
6 38 (6.54%) WAN
7 37 (6.37%) LAN
8 33 (5.68%) VPN
9 17 (2.93%) SMTP
9 17 (2.93%) Internet
10 14 (2.41%) IP Telephony
11 13 (2.24%) VoIP
11 13 (2.24%) HTTP
12 12 (2.07%) Wireless
12 12 (2.07%) LDAP
13 11 (1.89%) NetScaler
13 11 (1.89%) NAS
13 11 (1.89%) SSL
14 8 (1.38%) Unified Communications
15 7 (1.20%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (11.02%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (1.38%) Oracle Database
5 7 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (0.69%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (0.69%) RDBMS
8 4 (0.69%) PerformancePoint
8 4 (0.69%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.52%) MySQL
10 2 (0.34%) EDRMS
10 2 (0.34%) MS Access
10 2 (0.34%) DTS
10 2 (0.34%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.34%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 8 (1.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (1.20%) Subversion
3 6 (1.03%) InstallShield
3 6 (1.03%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.86%) Selenium
4 5 (0.86%) FitNesse
4 5 (0.86%) JUnit
4 5 (0.86%) MSI
5 3 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.52%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.34%) Maven
6 2 (0.34%) PhoneGap
7 1 (0.17%) Rational Performance Tester
7 1 (0.17%) Serena SBM
7 1 (0.17%) JIRA
7 1 (0.17%) ClearCase
General
1 113 (19.45%) Finance
2 84 (14.46%) Banking
3 38 (6.54%) Law
4 20 (3.44%) Legal
5 17 (2.93%) Investment Banking
6 10 (1.72%) Back Office
6 10 (1.72%) Retail
7 9 (1.55%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.38%) French Language
9 7 (1.20%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.69%) Japanese Language
11 2 (0.34%) Front Office
11 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.34%) Wholesale Banking
11 2 (0.34%) Advertising
12 1 (0.17%) Publishing
12 1 (0.17%) Marketing
12 1 (0.17%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.17%) Russian Language
12 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 166 (28.57%) Analyst
2 62 (10.67%) Support Analyst
3 57 (9.81%) Desktop Support
3 57 (9.81%) Service Desk Analyst
4 56 (9.64%) Service Analyst
5 51 (8.78%) Support Engineer
6 49 (8.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 37 (6.37%) 2nd Line Support
8 30 (5.16%) Desktop Analyst
8 30 (5.16%) Consultant
9 29 (4.99%) 1st Line Support
9 29 (4.99%) Desktop Engineer
10 28 (4.82%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 28 (4.82%) Architect
11 25 (4.30%) Administrator
11 25 (4.30%) 3rd Line Support
12 20 (3.44%) Project Manager
13 19 (3.27%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 18 (3.10%) Wintel Engineer
15 16 (2.75%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.58%) .NET
2 14 (2.41%) HTML
3 12 (2.07%) Application Packaging
4 9 (1.55%) jQuery
5 7 (1.20%) CSS
6 6 (1.03%) XML
7 5 (0.86%) ASP.NET
7 5 (0.86%) Web Services
8 4 (0.69%) SAML
8 4 (0.69%) Middleware
8 4 (0.69%) WCF
8 4 (0.69%) Java EE
8 4 (0.69%) HTML5
9 3 (0.52%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (0.52%) OAuth
9 3 (0.52%) REST
9 3 (0.52%) JSON
9 3 (0.52%) ADO.NET
10 2 (0.34%) J2EE
10 2 (0.34%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 81 (13.94%) Blackberry
2 31 (5.34%) Clustering
3 20 (3.44%) iPhone
3 20 (3.44%) Management Information System
4 13 (2.24%) PKI
5 11 (1.89%) Fat Client
5 11 (1.89%) Thin Client
6 10 (1.72%) NHS
7 7 (1.20%) iPad
7 7 (1.20%) Replication
8 6 (1.03%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (0.86%) Smartphone
10 4 (0.69%) Computer Science
10 4 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.52%) Hedge funds
11 3 (0.52%) GIS
12 2 (0.34%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.34%) CMDB
12 2 (0.34%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 469 (80.72%) Windows
2 184 (31.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 168 (28.92%) Windows 7
4 124 (21.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 113 (19.45%) Windows XP
6 52 (8.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 33 (5.68%) Linux
8 29 (4.99%) UNIX
9 21 (3.61%) Windows 8
10 19 (3.27%) Android
11 12 (2.07%) Windows Mobile
12 11 (1.89%) Mac OS X
13 10 (1.72%) Windows Vista
13 10 (1.72%) Windows 2000 Server
14 9 (1.55%) Apple iOS
15 6 (1.03%) Windows 2000
16 4 (0.69%) Solaris
16 4 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 3 (0.52%) AIX
18 2 (0.34%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (20.48%) ITIL
2 56 (9.64%) Migration
3 31 (5.34%) Service Management
4 26 (4.48%) Disaster Recovery
5 24 (4.13%) Change Management
6 23 (3.96%) Project Management
6 23 (3.96%) Problem Management
7 18 (3.10%) Change Control
7 18 (3.10%) Information Security
8 17 (2.93%) Load Balancing
9 15 (2.58%) Release Management
10 14 (2.41%) Service Delivery
10 14 (2.41%) Business Continuity
11 12 (2.07%) ITSM
11 12 (2.07%) Performance Monitoring
12 11 (1.89%) Server Monitoring
12 11 (1.89%) Risk Management
12 11 (1.89%) Incident Management
12 11 (1.89%) Identity Management
13 10 (1.72%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 82 (14.11%) SQL
2 69 (11.88%) PowerShell
3 30 (5.16%) VBScript
4 23 (3.96%) VB
5 11 (1.89%) Java
5 11 (1.89%) C
6 9 (1.55%) C#
6 9 (1.55%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.52%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.52%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.34%) Perl
8 2 (0.34%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.34%) Ruby
8 2 (0.34%) XPath
8 2 (0.34%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 60 (10.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (7.75%) MCSE
3 29 (4.99%) Security Cleared
4 23 (3.96%) MCP
5 22 (3.79%) MCSA
6 15 (2.58%) Degree
7 14 (2.41%) SC Cleared
8 13 (2.24%) DV Cleared
8 13 (2.24%) MCITP
9 12 (2.07%) Citrix Certification
10 11 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (1.72%) CCA
12 8 (1.38%) CCNP
12 8 (1.38%) MCTS
13 7 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 6 (1.03%) CISM
14 6 (1.03%) PMP
14 6 (1.03%) CISSP
15 5 (0.86%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.27%) SLA
2 16 (2.75%) ISO 9001
3 7 (1.20%) QA
4 5 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.34%) COBIT
System Software
1 102 (17.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 85 (14.63%) XenApp
3 43 (7.40%) XenDesktop
4 38 (6.54%) vSphere
5 27 (4.65%) Hyper-V
6 21 (3.61%) VMware ESXi
6 21 (3.61%) XenServer
7 19 (3.27%) Microsoft App-V
8 17 (2.93%) VMware ESX
9 9 (1.55%) ISA Server
10 5 (0.86%) Xen
11 4 (0.69%) UAG
12 3 (0.52%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.52%) IAG
12 3 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
12 3 (0.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.34%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.34%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.34%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 99 (17.04%) SCCM
2 42 (7.23%) SCOM
3 11 (1.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 11 (1.89%) MAILsweeper
4 7 (1.20%) WSUS
4 7 (1.20%) EMC NetWorker
5 6 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (1.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 5 (0.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (0.69%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 3 (0.52%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.52%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (0.34%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.34%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.17%) AppDNA
10 1 (0.17%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.17%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.17%) SCSM
Vendors
1 268 (46.13%) Microsoft
2 173 (29.78%) VMware
3 165 (28.40%) Citrix
4 61 (10.50%) HP
5 59 (10.15%) Cisco
6 32 (5.51%) Lotus
7 27 (4.65%) Symantec
7 27 (4.65%) NetApp
8 26 (4.48%) Oracle
9 23 (3.96%) Dell
10 22 (3.79%) AppSense
11 20 (3.44%) McAfee
12 18 (3.10%) IBM
12 18 (3.10%) EMC
13 17 (2.93%) Clearswift
13 17 (2.93%) CheckPoint
14 16 (2.75%) Apple
15 15 (2.58%) Bloomberg
16 14 (2.41%) Reuters
17 13 (2.24%) Open Text
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Posted: 5 hours ago
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Posted: 11 hours ago
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Rate: £130 - £160 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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esynergy Solutions - UK
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Posted: Yesterday
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Computer Futures
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Randstad Technologies
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Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
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Capita - ITPS
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: £150 - £250 per day
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Rate: Neg
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Computer Futures
Posted: 19 days ago
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Computer Futures
Posted: 19 days ago
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Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
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