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 17 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 33 35 38
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 291 283 304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 4.50% 4.56% 3.76%
As % of the System Software category 58.20% 55.27% 52.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 157 156
Average daily rate £325 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £150 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £265 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.88% -11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 45 53
Average hourly rate £16.58 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.76% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.75 £135.00 £28.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
System Software Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
500 512 582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.74% 8.24% 7.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 313 357
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £224 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 47 59
Average hourly rate £18.85 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.78% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.85 £135.00 £34.40
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 17 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 17 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 17 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.

1 474 (80.34%) Windows
2 267 (45.25%) Microsoft
3 182 (30.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 176 (29.83%) MS Exchange
5 175 (29.66%) VMware
5 175 (29.66%) Windows 7
6 172 (29.15%) Citrix
7 130 (22.03%) MS Office
8 122 (20.68%) Windows Server 2003
9 121 (20.51%) ITIL
10 119 (20.17%) Finance
11 112 (18.98%) Windows XP
12 105 (17.80%) DNS
13 103 (17.46%) VMware Infrastructure
14 97 (16.44%) SCCM
15 95 (16.10%) MS Excel
16 87 (14.75%) Banking
17 85 (14.41%) XenApp
18 84 (14.24%) SQL
18 84 (14.24%) Blackberry
19 81 (13.73%) Exchange Server 2010
20 69 (11.69%) PowerShell
21 66 (11.19%) SQL Server
22 65 (11.02%) Firewall
23 63 (10.68%) Cisco
23 63 (10.68%) Microsoft Certification
24 62 (10.51%) HP
25 61 (10.34%) TCP/IP
26 60 (10.17%) Migration
27 59 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

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

For the 6 months to 17 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
1 176 (29.83%) MS Exchange
2 81 (13.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 59 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 52 (8.81%) Exchange Server 2007
5 50 (8.47%) SharePoint
6 36 (6.10%) Exchange Server 2003
7 32 (5.42%) IIS
8 31 (5.25%) IBM Notes
9 22 (3.73%) Lync
10 19 (3.22%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (1.53%) SharePoint 2013
11 9 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2013
12 7 (1.19%) WebLogic
13 6 (1.02%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.51%) Oracle Spatial
14 3 (0.51%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.51%) WorkSite
14 3 (0.51%) Lotus Domino
14 3 (0.51%) Apache
15 2 (0.34%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 130 (22.03%) MS Office
2 95 (16.10%) MS Excel
3 16 (2.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.85%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.68%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.34%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.36%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.68%) Agresso
3 3 (0.51%) Cerner Millennium
4 2 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.17%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.37%) Office 365
2 4 (0.68%) SaaS
3 1 (0.17%) PaaS
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 105 (17.80%) DNS
2 65 (11.02%) Firewall
3 61 (10.34%) TCP/IP
4 59 (10.00%) DHCP
5 49 (8.31%) SAN
6 39 (6.61%) WAN
7 38 (6.44%) LAN
8 35 (5.93%) VPN
9 18 (3.05%) Internet
10 17 (2.88%) SMTP
11 14 (2.37%) IP Telephony
12 13 (2.20%) NAS
12 13 (2.20%) VoIP
12 13 (2.20%) LDAP
12 13 (2.20%) HTTP
13 12 (2.03%) Wireless
14 11 (1.86%) NetScaler
14 11 (1.86%) SSL
15 8 (1.36%) Unified Communications
16 7 (1.19%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (11.19%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (1.36%) Oracle Database
5 7 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (0.85%) SQL Server 2000
7 5 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (0.68%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.68%) PerformancePoint
8 4 (0.68%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.51%) MySQL
10 2 (0.34%) EDRMS
10 2 (0.34%) NonStop SQL
10 2 (0.34%) DTS
10 2 (0.34%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.34%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 8 (1.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (1.19%) Subversion
2 7 (1.19%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.02%) InstallShield
4 5 (0.85%) JUnit
4 5 (0.85%) MSI
4 5 (0.85%) Selenium
4 5 (0.85%) FitNesse
5 4 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.51%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.34%) Maven
7 2 (0.34%) PhoneGap
8 1 (0.17%) Hudson
8 1 (0.17%) Rational Performance Tester
8 1 (0.17%) JIRA
8 1 (0.17%) Serena SBM
8 1 (0.17%) ClearCase
General
1 119 (20.17%) Finance
2 87 (14.75%) Banking
3 35 (5.93%) Law
4 19 (3.22%) Investment Banking
5 18 (3.05%) Legal
6 11 (1.86%) Retail
7 10 (1.69%) Back Office
8 9 (1.53%) Financial Institution
9 8 (1.36%) French Language
10 7 (1.19%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.68%) Japanese Language
12 3 (0.51%) Advertising
13 2 (0.34%) Front Office
13 2 (0.34%) Wholesale Banking
13 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.17%) Russian Language
14 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.17%) Marketing
14 1 (0.17%) Mandarin Language
14 1 (0.17%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 171 (28.98%) Analyst
2 65 (11.02%) Support Analyst
3 61 (10.34%) Desktop Support
4 59 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 58 (9.83%) Service Analyst
6 49 (8.31%) Support Engineer
7 48 (8.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 38 (6.44%) 2nd Line Support
9 32 (5.42%) Consultant
9 32 (5.42%) Desktop Engineer
10 31 (5.25%) Desktop Analyst
11 30 (5.08%) 1st Line Support
11 30 (5.08%) Architect
12 29 (4.92%) Desktop Support Analyst
13 24 (4.07%) 3rd Line Support
14 23 (3.90%) Administrator
15 21 (3.56%) Project Manager
16 19 (3.22%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 16 (2.71%) Help Desk Analyst
17 16 (2.71%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.54%) .NET
2 14 (2.37%) HTML
3 12 (2.03%) Application Packaging
4 9 (1.53%) jQuery
5 7 (1.19%) CSS
6 6 (1.02%) XML
6 6 (1.02%) Middleware
7 5 (0.85%) Web Services
7 5 (0.85%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.68%) Java EE
8 4 (0.68%) WCF
8 4 (0.68%) HTML5
8 4 (0.68%) SAML
9 3 (0.51%) REST
9 3 (0.51%) JSON
9 3 (0.51%) OAuth
9 3 (0.51%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (0.51%) ADO.NET
10 2 (0.34%) J2EE
10 2 (0.34%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 84 (14.24%) Blackberry
2 33 (5.59%) Clustering
3 20 (3.39%) Management Information System
4 19 (3.22%) iPhone
5 13 (2.20%) PKI
6 12 (2.03%) NHS
7 11 (1.86%) Thin Client
7 11 (1.86%) Fat Client
8 9 (1.53%) Replication
9 7 (1.19%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.02%) iPad
11 5 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (0.85%) Smartphone
11 5 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.68%) Computer Science
12 4 (0.68%) Hedge funds
13 3 (0.51%) GIS
14 2 (0.34%) Mobile Computing
14 2 (0.34%) Mobile App
14 2 (0.34%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 474 (80.34%) Windows
2 182 (30.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 175 (29.66%) Windows 7
4 122 (20.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 112 (18.98%) Windows XP
6 51 (8.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 37 (6.27%) Linux
8 32 (5.42%) UNIX
9 19 (3.22%) Windows 8
10 18 (3.05%) Android
11 12 (2.03%) Windows Mobile
12 11 (1.86%) Windows 2000 Server
12 11 (1.86%) Mac OS X
13 10 (1.69%) Windows Vista
14 9 (1.53%) Apple iOS
15 6 (1.02%) Solaris
16 5 (0.85%) Windows 2000
16 5 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 4 (0.68%) AIX
18 3 (0.51%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (20.51%) ITIL
2 60 (10.17%) Migration
3 31 (5.25%) Service Management
4 27 (4.58%) Disaster Recovery
5 25 (4.24%) Change Management
6 24 (4.07%) Project Management
7 22 (3.73%) Problem Management
8 20 (3.39%) Change Control
9 18 (3.05%) Load Balancing
9 18 (3.05%) Information Security
10 16 (2.71%) Release Management
11 15 (2.54%) Business Continuity
12 14 (2.37%) Service Delivery
13 13 (2.20%) Server Monitoring
14 12 (2.03%) Performance Monitoring
14 12 (2.03%) ITSM
15 11 (1.86%) Identity Management
15 11 (1.86%) Risk Management
15 11 (1.86%) Asset Management
15 11 (1.86%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 84 (14.24%) SQL
2 69 (11.69%) PowerShell
3 31 (5.25%) VBScript
4 24 (4.07%) VB
5 12 (2.03%) C
6 11 (1.86%) Java
7 9 (1.53%) JavaScript
7 9 (1.53%) C#
8 3 (0.51%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.51%) Perl
8 3 (0.51%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.34%) Objective-C
9 2 (0.34%) Ruby
9 2 (0.34%) XPath
9 2 (0.34%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 63 (10.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (7.97%) MCSE
3 29 (4.92%) Security Cleared
4 24 (4.07%) MCP
5 23 (3.90%) MCSA
6 16 (2.71%) Degree
7 14 (2.37%) SC Cleared
8 13 (2.20%) MCITP
8 13 (2.20%) DV Cleared
9 12 (2.03%) Citrix Certification
10 11 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (1.69%) CCA
11 10 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (1.36%) MCTS
12 8 (1.36%) CCNP
13 7 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 6 (1.02%) CISM
14 6 (1.02%) PMP
14 6 (1.02%) CISSP
15 5 (0.85%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.22%) SLA
2 16 (2.71%) ISO 9001
3 7 (1.19%) QA
4 5 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.51%) COBIT
6 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 103 (17.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 85 (14.41%) XenApp
3 44 (7.46%) XenDesktop
4 37 (6.27%) vSphere
5 27 (4.58%) Hyper-V
6 22 (3.73%) VMware ESXi
7 19 (3.22%) XenServer
8 18 (3.05%) Microsoft App-V
8 18 (3.05%) VMware ESX
9 9 (1.53%) ISA Server
10 5 (0.85%) Xen
11 4 (0.68%) UAG
12 3 (0.51%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.51%) IAG
12 3 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
13 2 (0.34%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.34%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.34%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 97 (16.44%) SCCM
2 41 (6.95%) SCOM
3 11 (1.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 11 (1.86%) MAILsweeper
4 7 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (1.19%) WSUS
4 7 (1.19%) EMC NetWorker
5 6 (1.02%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 5 (0.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (0.68%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 4 (0.68%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.51%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.34%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.34%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.17%) Ionix
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 1 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.17%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 267 (45.25%) Microsoft
2 175 (29.66%) VMware
3 172 (29.15%) Citrix
4 63 (10.68%) Cisco
5 62 (10.51%) HP
6 32 (5.42%) Lotus
7 28 (4.75%) NetApp
7 28 (4.75%) Oracle
7 28 (4.75%) Symantec
8 24 (4.07%) Dell
9 21 (3.56%) EMC
9 21 (3.56%) AppSense
10 20 (3.39%) McAfee
11 19 (3.22%) IBM
12 18 (3.05%) Apple
13 17 (2.88%) CheckPoint
13 17 (2.88%) Clearswift
14 15 (2.54%) Bloomberg
14 15 (2.54%) Remedy
15 14 (2.37%) LANDesk
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 hours ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Argyll Scott
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £120 - £150 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Greythorn
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £90 - £110 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Argyll Scott
Rate: £15 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £270 - £290 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £100 - £110 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: Neg
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £320 - £395 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £16.00 per hour
Posted: 17 days ago
City, London
Applitracker
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
DP Connect
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 days ago