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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 41 26 32
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +6
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 158 316 308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 4.57% 5.77% 4.92%
As % of the System Software category 43.89% 61.36% 60.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 230 196
Median daily rate £410 £325 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.15% +6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £170 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £300 £268
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 27 34
Median hourly rate £18.25 £17.00 £18.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.35% -6.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.68 £23.20 £26.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
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
360 515 505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.41% 9.40% 8.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 386 340
Median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £225 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 30 35
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% -5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £23.75 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.38
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +0.76%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 4 May 2016.

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 4 May 2016.

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 4 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 215 (72.64%) Windows
2 126 (42.57%) Microsoft
3 102 (34.46%) VMware
4 93 (31.42%) Finance
4 93 (31.42%) Windows Server
5 81 (27.36%) Citrix
6 80 (27.03%) ITIL
7 65 (21.96%) Windows 7
8 63 (21.28%) MS Office
8 63 (21.28%) DNS
9 62 (20.95%) VMware Infrastructure
10 60 (20.27%) Windows Server 2008
11 54 (18.24%) PowerShell
11 54 (18.24%) SCCM
12 52 (17.57%) Linux
13 51 (17.23%) SQL Server
14 50 (16.89%) MS Exchange
15 49 (16.55%) Migration
16 43 (14.53%) MS Excel
17 41 (13.85%) Windows Server 2012
18 39 (13.18%) Firewall
19 37 (12.50%) Data Centre
20 34 (11.49%) DHCP
20 34 (11.49%) XenApp
21 33 (11.15%) TCP/IP
21 33 (11.15%) HP
21 33 (11.15%) Microsoft Certification
21 33 (11.15%) SAN
22 32 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
23 31 (10.47%) MCSE

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 50 (16.89%) MS Exchange
2 28 (9.46%) SharePoint
3 19 (6.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (6.42%) IIS
4 16 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 16 (5.41%) Skype for Business
5 13 (4.39%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (3.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 10 (3.38%) Confluence
8 5 (1.69%) Apache
8 5 (1.69%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.35%) IBM Notes
9 4 (1.35%) OpenStack
9 4 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (1.35%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.01%) WebLogic
10 3 (1.01%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (1.01%) Zimbra
11 2 (0.68%) JBoss
11 2 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 63 (21.28%) MS Office
2 43 (14.53%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.35%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.01%) MS Project
5 1 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.34%) HipChat
5 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.68%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.68%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.34%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 31 (10.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (8.45%) Office 365
3 20 (6.76%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (6.08%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (3.38%) IaaS
6 9 (3.04%) PaaS
7 7 (2.36%) SaaS
8 6 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (2.03%) Yammer
9 5 (1.69%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.68%) GitHub
11 1 (0.34%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 63 (21.28%) DNS
2 39 (13.18%) Firewall
3 34 (11.49%) DHCP
4 33 (11.15%) SAN
4 33 (11.15%) TCP/IP
5 26 (8.78%) LAN
6 24 (8.11%) VPN
6 24 (8.11%) WAN
7 19 (6.42%) LDAP
8 17 (5.74%) Internet
9 13 (4.39%) Kerberos
9 13 (4.39%) NAS
10 11 (3.72%) DMZ
11 8 (2.70%) Network Security
11 8 (2.70%) Skype
12 7 (2.36%) iSCSI
12 7 (2.36%) NetScaler
13 5 (1.69%) SMTP
13 5 (1.69%) VoIP
13 5 (1.69%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (17.23%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (2.03%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.35%) Big Data
6 4 (1.35%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.68%) DB2
7 2 (0.68%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.68%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.34%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.34%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.34%) Impala
8 1 (0.34%) Mahout
8 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.34%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (4.05%) JIRA
2 11 (3.72%) Git (software)
3 9 (3.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 9 (3.04%) Octopus Deploy
4 7 (2.36%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.69%) MSI
6 4 (1.35%) Artifactory
7 3 (1.01%) AdminStudio
7 3 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (1.01%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.68%) GitLab
8 2 (0.68%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.34%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.34%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 93 (31.42%) Finance
2 27 (9.12%) Banking
3 15 (5.07%) Advertising
4 12 (4.05%) Law
5 8 (2.70%) Legal
6 7 (2.36%) Investment Banking
7 6 (2.03%) Back Office
8 5 (1.69%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.35%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.35%) French Language
10 3 (1.01%) Front Office
10 3 (1.01%) Retail
11 1 (0.34%) Electronics
11 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.34%) Marketing
11 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 56 (18.92%) Analyst
2 30 (10.14%) Administrator
3 28 (9.46%) Desktop Support
4 26 (8.78%) Support Analyst
4 26 (8.78%) Support Engineer
5 18 (6.08%) Windows Engineer
6 17 (5.74%) Architect
7 15 (5.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 15 (5.07%) Service Analyst
8 14 (4.73%) Service Desk Analyst
9 13 (4.39%) 2nd Line Support
9 13 (4.39%) 3rd Line Support
9 13 (4.39%) Desktop Engineer
10 12 (4.05%) Citrix Analyst
10 12 (4.05%) Consultant
10 12 (4.05%) Desktop Analyst
10 12 (4.05%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 12 (4.05%) IT Support
11 11 (3.72%) Project Manager
12 10 (3.38%) Citrix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (8.45%) .NET
2 10 (3.38%) HTML
3 8 (2.70%) Web Services
4 6 (2.03%) Middleware
5 5 (1.69%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.35%) XML
7 3 (1.01%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (1.01%) JSON
7 3 (1.01%) XML Messaging
8 2 (0.68%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.68%) WAP
8 2 (0.68%) Windows Identity Foundation
8 2 (0.68%) ZeroMQ
9 1 (0.34%) Akka
9 1 (0.34%) COM
9 1 (0.34%) CSS
9 1 (0.34%) ELK Stack
9 1 (0.34%) Flask
9 1 (0.34%) ODBC
9 1 (0.34%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 37 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 27 (9.12%) Blackberry
3 15 (5.07%) NHS
4 11 (3.72%) Clustering
4 11 (3.72%) Video Conferencing
5 9 (3.04%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.36%) Fat Client
6 7 (2.36%) Thin Client
7 5 (1.69%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.69%) Replication
8 4 (1.35%) Device Driver
8 4 (1.35%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.01%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (1.01%) BYOD
9 3 (1.01%) Cryptography
9 3 (1.01%) iPhone
9 3 (1.01%) SWIFT
10 2 (0.68%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.68%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 215 (72.64%) Windows
2 93 (31.42%) Windows Server
3 65 (21.96%) Windows 7
4 60 (20.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 52 (17.57%) Linux
6 41 (13.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 32 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 28 (9.46%) Unix
9 13 (4.39%) Windows 2000 Server
10 11 (3.72%) Windows 8
10 11 (3.72%) Windows XP
11 10 (3.38%) Apple iOS
12 7 (2.36%) CentOS
13 6 (2.03%) AIX
13 6 (2.03%) Android
13 6 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (1.69%) Mac OS X
14 5 (1.69%) Windows 10
15 4 (1.35%) Windows Vista
16 3 (1.01%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (27.03%) ITIL
2 49 (16.55%) Migration
3 26 (8.78%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (6.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 19 (6.42%) High Availability
6 18 (6.08%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (6.08%) DevOps
7 16 (5.41%) Problem Management
8 15 (5.07%) Change Management
9 13 (4.39%) BCP
9 13 (4.39%) ITIL V3
10 12 (4.05%) Continuous Delivery
11 11 (3.72%) Data Management
11 11 (3.72%) Server Virtualisation
12 10 (3.38%) Incident Management
12 10 (3.38%) Service Delivery
12 10 (3.38%) Workflow
13 9 (3.04%) Business Continuity
13 9 (3.04%) Password Management
13 9 (3.04%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (18.24%) PowerShell
2 30 (10.14%) SQL
3 19 (6.42%) C#
4 18 (6.08%) Java
5 15 (5.07%) Bash Shell
5 15 (5.07%) Python
6 13 (4.39%) Perl
7 10 (3.38%) VBScript
8 7 (2.36%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.69%) VB
10 4 (1.35%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.01%) C
11 3 (1.01%) C++
11 3 (1.01%) Ruby
12 2 (0.68%) Groovy
12 2 (0.68%) Korn
12 2 (0.68%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.34%) PHP
13 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 33 (11.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (10.47%) MCSE
3 18 (6.08%) Security Cleared
4 13 (4.39%) DV Cleared
4 13 (4.39%) MCDST
4 13 (4.39%) MCP
5 9 (3.04%) Degree
6 8 (2.70%) CCNA
6 8 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (2.36%) MCTS
8 6 (2.03%) MCITP
8 6 (2.03%) MCSA
9 5 (1.69%) PMI Certification
10 4 (1.35%) CISSP
10 4 (1.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (1.35%) PMP
11 3 (1.01%) AWS Certification
11 3 (1.01%) RHCA
11 3 (1.01%) RHCE
11 3 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.41%) SLA
2 3 (1.01%) ISO15022
2 3 (1.01%) ISO20022
2 3 (1.01%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.01%) QA
3 2 (0.68%) COBIT
4 1 (0.34%) COSO
4 1 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.34%) RMADS
System Software
1 62 (20.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (11.49%) XenApp
3 16 (5.41%) Hyper-V
3 16 (5.41%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (4.73%) vSphere
4 14 (4.73%) XenDesktop
5 12 (4.05%) Docker
6 10 (3.38%) VMware ESX
7 8 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (2.03%) NFS
9 5 (1.69%) Terminal Services
10 4 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (1.35%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (1.35%) XenServer
11 3 (1.01%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (1.01%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (1.01%) Terminal Server
11 3 (1.01%) Xen
12 2 (0.68%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.68%) UAG
Systems Management
1 54 (18.24%) SCCM
2 20 (6.76%) SCOM
3 17 (5.74%) Puppet
4 11 (3.72%) Ansible
5 8 (2.70%) HP SIM
6 6 (2.03%) Backup Exec
7 5 (1.69%) Nagios
7 5 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (1.35%) BladeLogic
8 4 (1.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (1.35%) SCOrch
8 4 (1.35%) SCVMM
8 4 (1.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (1.01%) Control-M
9 3 (1.01%) IBM BigFix
9 3 (1.01%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (1.01%) vMotion
9 3 (1.01%) Windows Intune
9 3 (1.01%) WSUS
10 2 (0.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 126 (42.57%) Microsoft
2 102 (34.46%) VMware
3 81 (27.36%) Citrix
4 33 (11.15%) HP
5 26 (8.78%) Cisco
6 24 (8.11%) Dell
7 21 (7.09%) Splunk
8 19 (6.42%) IBM
9 17 (5.74%) NetApp
9 17 (5.74%) Oracle
9 17 (5.74%) Symantec
10 12 (4.05%) Red Hat
11 11 (3.72%) Bloomberg
11 11 (3.72%) Cyber-Ark
12 9 (3.04%) Reuters
13 8 (2.70%) Altiris
14 7 (2.36%) Intel Security
15 6 (2.03%) Apple
15 6 (2.03%) AppSense
15 6 (2.03%) EMC
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £140 to £160 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £10.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 9 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Rate: Daily Rate: £150 p/d
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago