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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 32 32 43
Rank change year-on-year
0 +11
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 309 294 307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.21% 5.00% 4.32%
As % of the System Software category 56.28% 54.04% 49.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 199 181
Average daily rate
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£363 £255 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.15% -21.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £144 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £269 £275
% change year-on-year
+11.52% -2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 35 39
Average hourly rate £17.98 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £26.10 £38.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
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
549 544 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.25% 9.25% 8.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 382 386
Average daily rate £400 £345 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.94% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £177 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 39 50
Average hourly rate £22.67 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.28% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £12.50 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.30 £27.50 £49.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £15.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+8.54% -13.88%

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 July 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 July 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.

1 413 (69.88%) Windows
2 262 (44.33%) Microsoft
3 192 (32.49%) VMware
4 173 (29.27%) Finance
5 165 (27.92%) MS Exchange
6 158 (26.73%) Citrix
7 143 (24.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 135 (22.84%) ITIL
9 134 (22.67%) Windows 7
10 105 (17.77%) VMware Infrastructure
11 104 (17.60%) MS Office
12 88 (14.89%) Windows Server 2003
13 86 (14.55%) Cisco
14 82 (13.87%) Windows Server 2012
15 78 (13.20%) MS Excel
16 76 (12.86%) Blackberry
16 76 (12.86%) Banking
17 75 (12.69%) DNS
18 71 (12.01%) Microsoft Certification
19 70 (11.84%) Exchange Server 2010
20 67 (11.34%) SAN
21 66 (11.17%) SCCM
22 65 (11.00%) LAN
22 65 (11.00%) SQL
23 64 (10.83%) XenApp
24 63 (10.66%) PowerShell
25 59 (9.98%) SQL Server
25 59 (9.98%) Migration
26 56 (9.48%) Firewall
27 55 (9.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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
1 165 (27.92%) MS Exchange
2 70 (11.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 55 (9.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 52 (8.80%) SharePoint
5 50 (8.46%) Lync
6 40 (6.77%) IIS
7 26 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2013
8 23 (3.89%) Exchange Server 2007
9 17 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2003
10 13 (2.20%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (1.02%) IBM Notes
12 6 (1.02%) Apache
13 4 (0.68%) WorkSite
13 4 (0.68%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.68%) Office Communications Server
14 3 (0.51%) WebSphere Portal
14 3 (0.51%) WebLogic Portal
14 3 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
14 3 (0.51%) WebLogic
Applications
1 104 (17.60%) MS Office
2 78 (13.20%) MS Excel
3 12 (2.03%) MS Project
4 7 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.18%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.17%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.17%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 7 (1.18%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.34%) RMDS
3 2 (0.34%) assyst
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.17%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.17%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 27 (4.57%) Office 365
2 17 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.18%) SaaS
5 5 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (0.68%) IaaS
7 3 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.34%) Google Apps
8 2 (0.34%) PaaS
8 2 (0.34%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.17%) Yammer
9 1 (0.17%) Rackspace Cloud
9 1 (0.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 75 (12.69%) DNS
2 67 (11.34%) SAN
3 65 (11.00%) LAN
4 56 (9.48%) Firewall
5 55 (9.31%) DHCP
6 54 (9.14%) WAN
7 48 (8.12%) VPN
8 46 (7.78%) TCP/IP
9 34 (5.75%) LDAP
10 33 (5.58%) NAS
11 16 (2.71%) VLAN
11 16 (2.71%) VoIP
12 15 (2.54%) Internet
12 15 (2.54%) MPLS
13 14 (2.37%) Wireless
14 13 (2.20%) DSL
14 13 (2.20%) Cisco IOS
15 12 (2.03%) NetScaler
16 10 (1.69%) BIG-IP
16 10 (1.69%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (9.98%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (0.68%) Data Mining
5 4 (0.68%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.51%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.51%) Oracle Exadata
6 3 (0.51%) MySQL
7 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.17%) Big Data
8 1 (0.17%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.17%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.17%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.17%) FileMaker
8 1 (0.17%) IDOL
8 1 (0.17%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 5 (0.85%) Visual Studio
1 5 (0.85%) MSI
2 2 (0.34%) WinDbg
3 1 (0.17%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.17%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.17%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.17%) Subversion
3 1 (0.17%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.17%) Git (software)
General
1 173 (29.27%) Finance
2 76 (12.86%) Banking
3 27 (4.57%) Law
4 20 (3.38%) Legal
4 20 (3.38%) Investment Banking
5 16 (2.71%) Financial Institution
6 12 (2.03%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.69%) Retail
8 7 (1.18%) Advertising
8 7 (1.18%) Back Office
9 5 (0.85%) Front Office
10 4 (0.68%) Publishing
11 3 (0.51%) Mandarin Language
12 2 (0.34%) Japanese Language
12 2 (0.34%) Marketing
13 1 (0.17%) Polish Language
13 1 (0.17%) Swedish Language
13 1 (0.17%) French Language
13 1 (0.17%) German Language
13 1 (0.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 139 (23.52%) Analyst
2 49 (8.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 45 (7.61%) Support Engineer
4 40 (6.77%) Architect
5 39 (6.60%) Administrator
6 38 (6.43%) Desktop Support
7 33 (5.58%) Support Analyst
7 33 (5.58%) 2nd Line Support
8 32 (5.41%) Service Analyst
9 30 (5.08%) Service Desk Analyst
10 28 (4.74%) Desktop Engineer
11 26 (4.40%) Server Engineer
12 22 (3.72%) 3rd Line Support
12 22 (3.72%) Systems Administrator
13 21 (3.55%) Project Manager
14 19 (3.21%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 18 (3.05%) Consultant
15 18 (3.05%) Infrastructure Architect
16 17 (2.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 16 (2.71%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.21%) .NET
2 13 (2.20%) Middleware
3 10 (1.69%) Web Services
4 9 (1.52%) Application Packaging
5 8 (1.35%) ASP.NET
6 5 (0.85%) jQuery
6 5 (0.85%) SailPoint
7 4 (0.68%) FIX Protocol
7 4 (0.68%) XML
7 4 (0.68%) HTML
8 3 (0.51%) J2EE
8 3 (0.51%) Java EE
8 3 (0.51%) SAML
8 3 (0.51%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.34%) LINQ
9 2 (0.34%) Software Packaging
9 2 (0.34%) WCF
9 2 (0.34%) JSON
9 2 (0.34%) LAMP
9 2 (0.34%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 76 (12.86%) Blackberry
2 49 (8.29%) Data Centre
3 36 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (5.41%) Clustering
5 20 (3.38%) Management Information System
6 19 (3.21%) iPhone
7 15 (2.54%) Video Conferencing
8 14 (2.37%) Fat Client
8 14 (2.37%) PKI
8 14 (2.37%) Thin Client
9 12 (2.03%) Computer Science
10 10 (1.69%) NHS
10 10 (1.69%) iPad
11 8 (1.35%) Replication
12 7 (1.18%) Hedge funds
13 6 (1.02%) Public Cloud
13 6 (1.02%) PMI
14 5 (0.85%) Mainframe
14 5 (0.85%) CESG
15 4 (0.68%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 413 (69.88%) Windows
2 143 (24.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 134 (22.67%) Windows 7
4 88 (14.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 82 (13.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 53 (8.97%) Windows XP
7 52 (8.80%) Linux
8 33 (5.58%) UNIX
9 31 (5.25%) Windows 8
10 22 (3.72%) Android
11 17 (2.88%) Mac OS X
12 12 (2.03%) Apple iOS
13 9 (1.52%) Debian
14 7 (1.18%) Mac OS
15 6 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (1.02%) Solaris
16 5 (0.85%) Ubuntu
16 5 (0.85%) Mac OS X Server
16 5 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
17 4 (0.68%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (22.84%) ITIL
2 59 (9.98%) Migration
3 37 (6.26%) Service Management
4 32 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 28 (4.74%) Project Management
5 28 (4.74%) Information Security
6 23 (3.89%) Change Management
7 22 (3.72%) Service Delivery
8 19 (3.21%) PRINCE2
9 18 (3.05%) Incident Management
9 18 (3.05%) Server Building
10 17 (2.88%) Identity Management
11 16 (2.71%) Problem Management
12 14 (2.37%) Technical Architecture
12 14 (2.37%) Business Continuity
12 14 (2.37%) Asset Management
12 14 (2.37%) Data Protection
13 13 (2.20%) Continuous Improvement
13 13 (2.20%) Change Control
14 11 (1.86%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (11.00%) SQL
2 63 (10.66%) PowerShell
3 16 (2.71%) VBScript
4 15 (2.54%) Perl
5 12 (2.03%) C#
5 12 (2.03%) Java
6 8 (1.35%) Shell Script
7 7 (1.18%) C
7 7 (1.18%) Python
8 6 (1.02%) JavaScript
8 6 (1.02%) VB
9 4 (0.68%) VBA
9 4 (0.68%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.51%) Jython
11 2 (0.34%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.17%) PHP
12 1 (0.17%) Lua
12 1 (0.17%) R
Qualifications
1 71 (12.01%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (8.97%) MCSE
3 33 (5.58%) Degree
4 27 (4.57%) MCSA
5 23 (3.89%) Security Cleared
6 19 (3.21%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (3.05%) ITIL Certification
8 16 (2.71%) MCP
9 15 (2.54%) CCNA
10 14 (2.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 13 (2.20%) CISSP
12 11 (1.86%) MCITP
13 9 (1.52%) DV Cleared
14 8 (1.35%) PMI Certification
15 7 (1.18%) Citrix Certification
15 7 (1.18%) SC Cleared
16 6 (1.02%) CCNP
17 5 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 5 (0.85%) CCEA
18 4 (0.68%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.25%) SLA
2 15 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.02%) QA
4 5 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.68%) COBIT
6 3 (0.51%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.17%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.17%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.17%) HL7
7 1 (0.17%) DICOM
System Software
1 105 (17.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 64 (10.83%) XenApp
3 41 (6.94%) vSphere
4 23 (3.89%) Hyper-V
5 18 (3.05%) Microsoft App-V
6 14 (2.37%) VMware ESX
6 14 (2.37%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (2.03%) XenDesktop
8 11 (1.86%) VMware Server
9 10 (1.69%) NLBS
10 8 (1.35%) Xen
11 6 (1.02%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 6 (1.02%) XenServer
12 4 (0.68%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.68%) vCloud
13 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 2 (0.34%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.34%) Snort
Systems Management
1 66 (11.17%) SCCM
2 28 (4.74%) SCOM
3 19 (3.21%) WSUS
4 11 (1.86%) Tivoli
5 10 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
6 9 (1.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 7 (1.18%) Puppet
7 7 (1.18%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 7 (1.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 7 (1.18%) AirWatch
8 6 (1.02%) Casper Suite
8 6 (1.02%) NetBackup
8 6 (1.02%) HP SIM
9 4 (0.68%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 4 (0.68%) EdgeSight
9 4 (0.68%) SCSM
10 3 (0.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 3 (0.51%) HP Data Protector
10 3 (0.51%) Data Guard
10 3 (0.51%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 262 (44.33%) Microsoft
2 192 (32.49%) VMware
3 158 (26.73%) Citrix
4 86 (14.55%) Cisco
5 52 (8.80%) HP
6 39 (6.60%) Oracle
7 26 (4.40%) Dell
8 23 (3.89%) Apple
9 22 (3.72%) McAfee
10 19 (3.21%) CheckPoint
11 17 (2.88%) IBM
11 17 (2.88%) AppSense
12 16 (2.71%) Remedy
13 15 (2.54%) NetApp
14 14 (2.37%) Red Hat
14 14 (2.37%) Symantec
15 13 (2.20%) Reuters
15 13 (2.20%) Bloomberg
16 12 (2.03%) Altiris
17 11 (1.86%) 3PAR
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