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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 35 38 27
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -11
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 248 263 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 4.84% 4.48% 5.52%
As % of the System Software category 57.67% 56.20% 64.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 144 177
Average daily rate
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£365 £336 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.55% +7.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £147 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £263
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 30 52
Average hourly rate £18.13 £16.25 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -12.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.35 £25.60 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.65 £15.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-9.00% +1.69%
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
430 468 498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.40% 7.98% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 291 293
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £626 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £310 £315
% change year-on-year
+14.51% -1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 31 62
Average hourly rate £18.13 £17.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -14.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £12.35 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.35 £31.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.13 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.87% -5.14%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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.

1 427 (75.98%) Windows
2 239 (42.53%) Microsoft
3 205 (36.48%) VMware
4 154 (27.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 149 (26.51%) MS Exchange
6 141 (25.09%) Windows 7
7 135 (24.02%) Finance
8 134 (23.84%) Citrix
9 127 (22.60%) MS Office
10 106 (18.86%) VMware Infrastructure
11 102 (18.15%) ITIL
12 93 (16.55%) DNS
13 91 (16.19%) MS Excel
14 88 (15.66%) Windows Server 2003
15 83 (14.77%) Blackberry
16 81 (14.41%) Exchange Server 2010
17 78 (13.88%) Windows XP
18 72 (12.81%) Cisco
19 68 (12.10%) DHCP
20 66 (11.74%) SAN
20 66 (11.74%) Migration
21 65 (11.57%) XenApp
22 62 (11.03%) SCCM
23 61 (10.85%) Banking
24 60 (10.68%) SQL
25 58 (10.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
26 55 (9.79%) PowerShell
26 55 (9.79%) Windows Server 2012
27 53 (9.43%) vSphere
27 53 (9.43%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 3 March 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
1 149 (26.51%) MS Exchange
2 81 (14.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 58 (10.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 41 (7.30%) SharePoint
5 39 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2007
6 36 (6.41%) Lync
7 33 (5.87%) IIS
8 27 (4.80%) Exchange Server 2013
9 22 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2003
10 10 (1.78%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (1.60%) IBM Notes
12 7 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (1.07%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.89%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.89%) Office Communications Server
15 4 (0.71%) WorkSite
16 2 (0.36%) Node.js
16 2 (0.36%) Lotus Domino
16 2 (0.36%) Apache
17 1 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 127 (22.60%) MS Office
2 91 (16.19%) MS Excel
3 5 (0.89%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (0.89%) MS Project
4 3 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.60%) assyst
2 5 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.18%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.18%) Eikon
4 1 (0.18%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 27 (4.80%) Office 365
2 16 (2.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.53%) IaaS
4 3 (0.53%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.36%) PaaS
6 1 (0.18%) Rackspace Cloud
6 1 (0.18%) SaaS
6 1 (0.18%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 93 (16.55%) DNS
2 68 (12.10%) DHCP
3 66 (11.74%) SAN
4 44 (7.83%) TCP/IP
5 42 (7.47%) VPN
6 38 (6.76%) LAN
7 35 (6.23%) Firewall
8 29 (5.16%) WAN
9 28 (4.98%) LDAP
10 25 (4.45%) Internet
10 25 (4.45%) NAS
11 18 (3.20%) Wireless
12 15 (2.67%) VLAN
12 15 (2.67%) NetScaler
13 12 (2.14%) Network Security
13 12 (2.14%) VoIP
14 11 (1.96%) Kerberos
15 9 (1.60%) SNMP
16 8 (1.42%) FTP
16 8 (1.42%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (0.71%) MySQL
6 3 (0.53%) BusinessObjects XI
6 3 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.36%) MS Access
7 2 (0.36%) DTS
7 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.18%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.18%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.18%) IDOL
8 1 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.18%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 6 (1.07%) MSI
2 4 (0.71%) Subversion
3 2 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.36%) Serena SBM
4 1 (0.18%) Hudson
4 1 (0.18%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.18%) Maven
4 1 (0.18%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.18%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.18%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.18%) JUnit
4 1 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 135 (24.02%) Finance
2 61 (10.85%) Banking
3 24 (4.27%) Investment Banking
4 19 (3.38%) Telecoms
4 19 (3.38%) Financial Institution
5 17 (3.02%) Law
6 15 (2.67%) Retail
7 12 (2.14%) Legal
8 7 (1.25%) Publishing
9 4 (0.71%) Advertising
9 4 (0.71%) Back Office
10 3 (0.53%) Front Office
10 3 (0.53%) Marketing
10 3 (0.53%) Online Betting
11 2 (0.36%) German Language
11 2 (0.36%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.18%) Cantonese Language
12 1 (0.18%) French Language
12 1 (0.18%) Games
12 1 (0.18%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 154 (27.40%) Analyst
2 60 (10.68%) Support Engineer
2 60 (10.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 57 (10.14%) Desktop Support
4 49 (8.72%) Consultant
4 49 (8.72%) Service Analyst
5 48 (8.54%) Service Desk Analyst
6 46 (8.19%) Support Analyst
7 41 (7.30%) Desktop Engineer
8 30 (5.34%) 2nd Line Support
9 28 (4.98%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 27 (4.80%) Administrator
11 23 (4.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 23 (4.09%) Server Engineer
12 20 (3.56%) Architect
13 16 (2.85%) 3rd Line Support
14 14 (2.49%) Systems Administrator
14 14 (2.49%) Desktop Analyst
15 12 (2.14%) Systems Engineer
15 12 (2.14%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.67%) .NET
2 11 (1.96%) Application Packaging
3 7 (1.25%) Web Services
3 7 (1.25%) SailPoint
4 5 (0.89%) XML
4 5 (0.89%) HTML
5 3 (0.53%) LAMP
6 2 (0.36%) SOAP
6 2 (0.36%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.36%) HTML5
7 1 (0.18%) Java EE
7 1 (0.18%) Itk
7 1 (0.18%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.18%) Spring
7 1 (0.18%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.18%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.18%) Spring Security
7 1 (0.18%) RESTful
7 1 (0.18%) XSLT
7 1 (0.18%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 83 (14.77%) Blackberry
2 21 (3.74%) Clustering
2 21 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.20%) Fat Client
3 18 (3.20%) iPhone
3 18 (3.20%) Thin Client
4 16 (2.85%) Management Information System
5 12 (2.14%) Replication
6 10 (1.78%) Handset
6 10 (1.78%) Hedge funds
6 10 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (1.60%) iPad
7 9 (1.60%) NHS
7 9 (1.60%) PKI
8 7 (1.25%) Smartphone
9 5 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (0.71%) Computer Science
10 4 (0.71%) EqualLogic
11 3 (0.53%) Open Source
11 3 (0.53%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 427 (75.98%) Windows
2 154 (27.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 141 (25.09%) Windows 7
4 88 (15.66%) Windows Server 2003
5 78 (13.88%) Windows XP
6 55 (9.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 37 (6.58%) Linux
8 32 (5.69%) UNIX
9 19 (3.38%) Android
10 17 (3.02%) Windows 8
11 15 (2.67%) Mac OS X
12 12 (2.14%) Apple iOS
13 10 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (1.42%) Windows Vista
15 5 (0.89%) Windows Mobile
15 5 (0.89%) Windows 2000
15 5 (0.89%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.71%) Solaris
16 4 (0.71%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.53%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (18.15%) ITIL
2 66 (11.74%) Migration
3 29 (5.16%) Identity Management
4 25 (4.45%) Service Delivery
5 22 (3.91%) Incident Management
6 21 (3.74%) Change Management
7 20 (3.56%) Service Management
7 20 (3.56%) Information Security
8 19 (3.38%) Asset Management
9 18 (3.20%) Disaster Recovery
10 17 (3.02%) Software Deployment
11 15 (2.67%) Problem Management
12 12 (2.14%) Capacity Planning
13 11 (1.96%) Project Management
14 10 (1.78%) Release Management
14 10 (1.78%) ITSM
14 10 (1.78%) Performance Tuning
15 9 (1.60%) Mentoring
15 9 (1.60%) Configuration Management
16 8 (1.42%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (10.68%) SQL
2 55 (9.79%) PowerShell
3 21 (3.74%) VBScript
4 9 (1.60%) C
4 9 (1.60%) C#
5 7 (1.25%) Java
5 7 (1.25%) Perl
6 5 (0.89%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.53%) VBA
7 3 (0.53%) Python
7 3 (0.53%) VB
8 2 (0.36%) PHP
9 1 (0.18%) Jython
9 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.18%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.18%) C++
Qualifications
1 50 (8.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (5.52%) MCSE
3 23 (4.09%) Security Cleared
4 20 (3.56%) MCSA
5 18 (3.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 17 (3.02%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (2.85%) MCITP
8 13 (2.31%) CCNA
9 11 (1.96%) MCP
9 11 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (1.96%) Degree
10 9 (1.60%) SC Cleared
10 9 (1.60%) VCP4
10 9 (1.60%) CISSP
10 9 (1.60%) Citrix Certification
11 6 (1.07%) DV Cleared
12 5 (0.89%) CCNP
12 5 (0.89%) CISA
13 4 (0.71%) CISM
13 4 (0.71%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.09%) SLA
2 9 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.42%) QA
4 6 (1.07%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.36%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.18%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.18%) HL7
6 1 (0.18%) DICOM
System Software
1 106 (18.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 65 (11.57%) XenApp
3 53 (9.43%) vSphere
4 34 (6.05%) Hyper-V
5 21 (3.74%) XenDesktop
5 21 (3.74%) VMware ESX
6 17 (3.02%) Microsoft App-V
7 14 (2.49%) Xen
8 12 (2.14%) VMware Server
8 12 (2.14%) DFS Replication
9 11 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (1.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 6 (1.07%) Terminal Services
11 6 (1.07%) ISA Server
11 6 (1.07%) XenServer
12 5 (0.89%) UAG
12 5 (0.89%) Firmware
13 4 (0.71%) NFS
14 3 (0.53%) vCloud
15 2 (0.36%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 62 (11.03%) SCCM
2 34 (6.05%) SCOM
3 12 (2.14%) WSUS
4 8 (1.42%) Backup Exec
4 8 (1.42%) Tivoli
4 8 (1.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 7 (1.25%) NetBackup
6 6 (1.07%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 6 (1.07%) SCVMM
7 5 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (0.89%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 4 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (0.71%) Puppet
8 4 (0.71%) SCOrch
9 3 (0.53%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 3 (0.53%) BladeLogic
9 3 (0.53%) HP SIM
9 3 (0.53%) MIMEsweeper
9 3 (0.53%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 239 (42.53%) Microsoft
2 205 (36.48%) VMware
3 134 (23.84%) Citrix
4 72 (12.81%) Cisco
5 41 (7.30%) HP
6 40 (7.12%) Dell
7 38 (6.76%) NetApp
8 25 (4.45%) Altiris
9 23 (4.09%) Symantec
10 19 (3.38%) Oracle
11 18 (3.20%) Apple
12 17 (3.02%) McAfee
12 17 (3.02%) AppSense
13 13 (2.31%) IBM
14 12 (2.14%) EMC
14 12 (2.14%) Reuters
15 11 (1.96%) Red Hat
16 10 (1.78%) F5
17 9 (1.60%) Wyse
17 9 (1.60%) Lotus
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