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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 31 41 42
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 283 304 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 4.94% 4.28% 3.92%
As % of the System Software category 54.53% 51.09% 52.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 183 148
Average daily rate
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£253 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.30% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £163 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £450 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 37 48
Average hourly rate £17.25 £18.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.75% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.70 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.45 £38.40 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -3.12%
System Software Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
519 595 587
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.06% 8.37% 7.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 377 339
Average daily rate £338 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 48 56
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -4.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £13.97 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £50.80 £30.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
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 22 July 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 22 July 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 22 July 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.

1 465 (81.01%) Windows
2 240 (41.81%) Microsoft
3 204 (35.54%) Windows 7
4 186 (32.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 176 (30.66%) MS Exchange
6 172 (29.97%) Citrix
7 170 (29.62%) VMware
8 159 (27.70%) MS Office
9 135 (23.52%) Finance
10 117 (20.38%) ITIL
11 112 (19.51%) Windows Server 2003
12 109 (18.99%) Windows XP
13 107 (18.64%) VMware Infrastructure
14 98 (17.07%) SCCM
15 95 (16.55%) MS Excel
16 85 (14.81%) Blackberry
17 83 (14.46%) DNS
18 81 (14.11%) Banking
19 80 (13.94%) Exchange Server 2010
20 79 (13.76%) XenApp
21 67 (11.67%) Cisco
22 61 (10.63%) PowerShell
23 59 (10.28%) SQL Server
24 58 (10.10%) HP
25 56 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
26 54 (9.41%) SQL
27 51 (8.89%) DHCP
28 49 (8.54%) SharePoint
29 48 (8.36%) Firewall
30 47 (8.19%) Exchange Server 2007

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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
1 176 (30.66%) MS Exchange
2 80 (13.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 49 (8.54%) SharePoint
4 47 (8.19%) Exchange Server 2007
5 44 (7.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 30 (5.23%) IIS
6 30 (5.23%) Exchange Server 2003
7 24 (4.18%) IBM Notes
8 22 (3.83%) Lync
9 11 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
10 9 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (1.22%) SharePoint Server
12 6 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.70%) WorkSite
14 3 (0.52%) Apache
14 3 (0.52%) WebLogic
15 2 (0.35%) Lotus Domino
16 1 (0.17%) Office Communications Server
16 1 (0.17%) Confluence
16 1 (0.17%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 159 (27.70%) MS Office
2 95 (16.55%) MS Excel
3 20 (3.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.05%) MS Project
5 5 (0.87%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.35%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.17%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 3 (0.52%) Cerner Millennium
2 2 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.17%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.17%) Eikon
3 1 (0.17%) Agresso
3 1 (0.17%) Adaptiv
3 1 (0.17%) Khalix
3 1 (0.17%) LatentZero
3 1 (0.17%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.44%) Office 365
2 5 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 83 (14.46%) DNS
2 51 (8.89%) DHCP
3 48 (8.36%) Firewall
4 44 (7.67%) SAN
5 41 (7.14%) LAN
6 40 (6.97%) WAN
7 35 (6.10%) TCP/IP
8 26 (4.53%) VPN
9 17 (2.96%) VoIP
10 14 (2.44%) IP Telephony
10 14 (2.44%) Internet
11 11 (1.92%) NetScaler
12 9 (1.57%) NAS
12 9 (1.57%) LDAP
12 9 (1.57%) SMTP
13 8 (1.39%) Network Security
13 8 (1.39%) BIG-IP
13 8 (1.39%) HTTP
13 8 (1.39%) MPLS
13 8 (1.39%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (10.28%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (1.39%) Oracle Database
5 5 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.35%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.35%) Big Data
9 1 (0.17%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.17%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.17%) MS Access
9 1 (0.17%) MySQL
9 1 (0.17%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.17%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 8 (1.39%) MSI
2 4 (0.70%) InstallShield
3 3 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.52%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.52%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.52%) JUnit
3 3 (0.52%) Selenium
3 3 (0.52%) FitNesse
4 2 (0.35%) Serena SBM
5 1 (0.17%) PhoneGap
5 1 (0.17%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.17%) Rational Performance Tester
5 1 (0.17%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.17%) Maven
5 1 (0.17%) Subversion
5 1 (0.17%) NUnit
5 1 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.17%) JIRA
General
1 135 (23.52%) Finance
2 81 (14.11%) Banking
3 28 (4.88%) Investment Banking
4 24 (4.18%) Law
5 22 (3.83%) Legal
6 17 (2.96%) Back Office
7 12 (2.09%) Retail
8 9 (1.57%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.57%) Financial Institution
8 9 (1.57%) French Language
9 7 (1.22%) Front Office
10 3 (0.52%) Japanese Language
11 2 (0.35%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.35%) Publishing
12 1 (0.17%) Russian Language
12 1 (0.17%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.17%) German Language
12 1 (0.17%) Wholesale Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 161 (28.05%) Analyst
2 65 (11.32%) Support Analyst
3 62 (10.80%) Desktop Support
4 61 (10.63%) Service Analyst
5 60 (10.45%) Service Desk Analyst
6 48 (8.36%) 2nd Line Support
7 47 (8.19%) Support Engineer
8 39 (6.79%) Desktop Engineer
9 35 (6.10%) Architect
10 33 (5.75%) 1st Line Support
11 31 (5.40%) 3rd Line Support
12 30 (5.23%) Administrator
13 28 (4.88%) Desktop Analyst
14 27 (4.70%) Desktop Support Analyst
14 27 (4.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 20 (3.48%) Project Manager
16 19 (3.31%) Help Desk Analyst
17 18 (3.14%) Systems Administrator
18 17 (2.96%) Wintel Engineer
18 17 (2.96%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.92%) .NET
2 8 (1.39%) Application Packaging
2 8 (1.39%) jQuery
2 8 (1.39%) HTML
2 8 (1.39%) CSS
3 7 (1.22%) ASP.NET
4 6 (1.05%) Middleware
5 5 (0.87%) XML
5 5 (0.87%) WCF
5 5 (0.87%) Java EE
6 4 (0.70%) Web Services
7 3 (0.52%) HTML5
7 3 (0.52%) REST
7 3 (0.52%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (0.52%) ADO.NET
7 3 (0.52%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.35%) JSON
8 2 (0.35%) Ajax
8 2 (0.35%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 2 (0.35%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 85 (14.81%) Blackberry
2 23 (4.01%) iPhone
3 20 (3.48%) Clustering
4 18 (3.14%) Thin Client
4 18 (3.14%) Fat Client
5 15 (2.61%) Management Information System
6 11 (1.92%) NHS
7 9 (1.57%) PKI
8 8 (1.39%) iPad
9 7 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (1.05%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.87%) Fixed Income
12 4 (0.70%) Computer Science
12 4 (0.70%) Replication
13 3 (0.52%) Open Source
13 3 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.52%) Mobile App
14 2 (0.35%) Data Protection Act
14 2 (0.35%) Web 2.0
14 2 (0.35%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 465 (81.01%) Windows
2 204 (35.54%) Windows 7
3 186 (32.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 112 (19.51%) Windows Server 2003
5 109 (18.99%) Windows XP
6 56 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (5.40%) Linux
7 31 (5.40%) Windows 8
8 19 (3.31%) Android
9 17 (2.96%) UNIX
10 13 (2.26%) Windows Vista
11 9 (1.57%) Apple iOS
11 9 (1.57%) Windows 2000
11 9 (1.57%) Windows Mobile
12 8 (1.39%) Mac OS
13 6 (1.05%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (0.70%) AIX
14 4 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.52%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.35%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (20.38%) ITIL
2 43 (7.49%) Migration
3 28 (4.88%) Service Management
4 23 (4.01%) Disaster Recovery
4 23 (4.01%) Project Management
4 23 (4.01%) Problem Management
5 17 (2.96%) Information Security
6 15 (2.61%) Service Delivery
6 15 (2.61%) Incident Management
7 13 (2.26%) Change Control
7 13 (2.26%) Change Management
7 13 (2.26%) ITSM
8 12 (2.09%) Business Continuity
9 10 (1.74%) Time Management
9 10 (1.74%) Identity Management
9 10 (1.74%) BCP
10 9 (1.57%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (1.39%) CRM
11 8 (1.39%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (1.39%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (10.63%) PowerShell
2 54 (9.41%) SQL
3 15 (2.61%) VBScript
3 15 (2.61%) VB
4 12 (2.09%) Java
5 10 (1.74%) JavaScript
6 7 (1.22%) C#
7 4 (0.70%) Shell Script
7 4 (0.70%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.52%) Perl
8 3 (0.52%) VBA
9 2 (0.35%) XPath
9 2 (0.35%) Korn
10 1 (0.17%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.17%) Python
10 1 (0.17%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.17%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.17%) C++
10 1 (0.17%) C
10 1 (0.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 44 (7.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (5.57%) MCSE
3 28 (4.88%) Security Cleared
4 19 (3.31%) MCP
5 15 (2.61%) SC Cleared
6 13 (2.26%) Degree
7 12 (2.09%) MCITP
8 10 (1.74%) Citrix Certification
8 10 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (1.74%) MCSA
9 9 (1.57%) MCTS
10 8 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (1.39%) DV Cleared
11 7 (1.22%) CCA
11 7 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (1.05%) CCNA
13 5 (0.87%) CISSP
14 4 (0.70%) CCNP
14 4 (0.70%) CCEA
14 4 (0.70%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.96%) SLA
2 7 (1.22%) QA
3 6 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.52%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 107 (18.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 79 (13.76%) XenApp
3 33 (5.75%) vSphere
4 25 (4.36%) Hyper-V
5 24 (4.18%) XenDesktop
6 20 (3.48%) XenServer
6 20 (3.48%) Microsoft App-V
7 18 (3.14%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (1.92%) ISA Server
8 11 (1.92%) VMware ESX
9 10 (1.74%) Xen
9 10 (1.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 6 (1.05%) NLBS
11 4 (0.70%) Terminal Server
11 4 (0.70%) Terminal Services
11 4 (0.70%) UAG
12 3 (0.52%) vCloud
12 3 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (0.52%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.35%) NFS
Systems Management
1 98 (17.07%) SCCM
2 26 (4.53%) SCOM
3 12 (2.09%) WSUS
3 12 (2.09%) Backup Exec
4 5 (0.87%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 5 (0.87%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 4 (0.70%) MAILsweeper
5 4 (0.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (0.52%) HP SIM
6 3 (0.52%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 3 (0.52%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.52%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 3 (0.52%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (0.52%) WMI
7 2 (0.35%) BMC Marimba
7 2 (0.35%) DameWare
7 2 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.35%) ARCserve
7 2 (0.35%) AppDNA
7 2 (0.35%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 240 (41.81%) Microsoft
2 172 (29.97%) Citrix
3 170 (29.62%) VMware
4 67 (11.67%) Cisco
5 58 (10.10%) HP
6 28 (4.88%) IBM
7 27 (4.70%) Oracle
8 25 (4.36%) Lotus
9 21 (3.66%) Wyse
10 19 (3.31%) Symantec
11 18 (3.14%) EMC
12 17 (2.96%) Bloomberg
13 16 (2.79%) Reuters
14 15 (2.61%) CheckPoint
15 14 (2.44%) AppSense
15 14 (2.44%) Apple
15 14 (2.44%) McAfee
16 13 (2.26%) NetApp
16 13 (2.26%) Dell
17 12 (2.09%) Remedy
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Rate: £170 - £200 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
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Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
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Rate: £260 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £500 - £650 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Red10
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Incisive Ltd
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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JM
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Argyll Scott
Rate: £15 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
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Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Randstad Technologies
Rate: £225 - £270 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Austin Fraser
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Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
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TEKsystems
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
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I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Posted: 5 days ago
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Senitor Associates
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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