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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 34 29 38
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +9
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 149 284 292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 4.74% 5.52% 4.90%
As % of the System Software category 54.78% 61.47% 57.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 188 169
Average daily rate £400 £374 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.09% +15.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £160 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 30 27
Average hourly rate £12.00 £17.63 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.91% +0.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.40 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £22.60 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -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
272 462 512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.65% 8.99% 8.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 318 331
Average daily rate £408 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.87% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £547
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 32 29
Average hourly rate £12.50 £18.00 £18.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.55% -0.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.20 £23.34 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 11 February 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 11 February 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 11 February 2016, 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.

1 242 (77.81%) Windows
2 131 (42.12%) Microsoft
3 111 (35.69%) VMware
4 100 (32.15%) Finance
5 94 (30.23%) Windows Server
6 90 (28.94%) Citrix
7 80 (25.72%) SCCM
8 76 (24.44%) Windows 7
9 70 (22.51%) Windows Server 2008
10 69 (22.19%) MS Office
11 67 (21.54%) ITIL
12 57 (18.33%) DNS
13 56 (18.01%) PowerShell
14 53 (17.04%) VMware Infrastructure
15 52 (16.72%) MS Exchange
16 50 (16.08%) Windows Server 2003
17 44 (14.15%) Linux
18 43 (13.83%) Windows Server 2012
19 42 (13.50%) Cisco
19 42 (13.50%) XenApp
20 38 (12.22%) MS Excel
20 38 (12.22%) Blackberry
21 36 (11.58%) DHCP
21 36 (11.58%) Data Centre
22 35 (11.25%) SQL
23 33 (10.61%) SQL Server
24 32 (10.29%) Microsoft Certification
25 31 (9.97%) SharePoint
26 30 (9.65%) Migration
26 30 (9.65%) SAN

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 52 (16.72%) MS Exchange
2 31 (9.97%) SharePoint
3 29 (9.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 28 (9.00%) IIS
5 20 (6.43%) Skype for Business
6 14 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (3.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 10 (3.22%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (2.25%) Apache
10 6 (1.93%) Tomcat
11 5 (1.61%) WebSphere
12 4 (1.29%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.96%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.96%) SAS
13 3 (0.96%) WebSphere Application Server
14 2 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
14 2 (0.64%) nginx
14 2 (0.64%) Node.js
14 2 (0.64%) WebLogic
15 1 (0.32%) Zimbra
Applications
1 69 (22.19%) MS Office
2 38 (12.22%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.64%) MS Project
5 1 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.64%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.32%) assyst
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.32%) Relativity
3 1 (0.32%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (7.72%) Office 365
2 14 (4.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (4.18%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.96%) SaaS
6 2 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.64%) GitHub
6 2 (0.64%) Yammer
7 1 (0.32%) Amazon Glacier
7 1 (0.32%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.32%) Force.com
7 1 (0.32%) IaaS
7 1 (0.32%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.32%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.32%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 57 (18.33%) DNS
2 36 (11.58%) DHCP
3 30 (9.65%) SAN
4 23 (7.40%) TCP/IP
5 21 (6.75%) Firewall
6 20 (6.43%) LAN
7 19 (6.11%) VPN
8 18 (5.79%) WAN
9 15 (4.82%) Kerberos
10 12 (3.86%) NAS
11 11 (3.54%) LDAP
12 10 (3.22%) NetScaler
12 10 (3.22%) SSL
13 8 (2.57%) Internet
13 8 (2.57%) VoIP
14 6 (1.93%) Skype
15 5 (1.61%) iSCSI
15 5 (1.61%) Multicast
15 5 (1.61%) WebEx
15 5 (1.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (10.61%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (1.29%) Hadoop
3 4 (1.29%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.64%) Big Data
5 2 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.64%) DB2
5 2 (0.64%) GIS
5 2 (0.64%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.32%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.32%) MySQL
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 5 (1.61%) MSI
2 3 (0.96%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.96%) Vagrant
3 2 (0.64%) GitLab
3 2 (0.64%) Subversion
4 1 (0.32%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.32%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.32%) Hudson
4 1 (0.32%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.32%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.32%) JIRA
4 1 (0.32%) JUnit
4 1 (0.32%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.32%) PyUnit
4 1 (0.32%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 100 (32.15%) Finance
2 29 (9.32%) Banking
3 20 (6.43%) Advertising
4 15 (4.82%) Law
5 11 (3.54%) Legal
6 9 (2.89%) Investment Banking
7 8 (2.57%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.93%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.29%) Back Office
9 4 (1.29%) Retail
10 3 (0.96%) Front Office
11 2 (0.64%) French Language
11 2 (0.64%) International Banking
12 1 (0.32%) Electronics
12 1 (0.32%) Games
12 1 (0.32%) German Language
12 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.32%) Marketing
12 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 64 (20.58%) Analyst
2 31 (9.97%) Administrator
3 30 (9.65%) Desktop Support
4 25 (8.04%) Support Analyst
4 25 (8.04%) Support Engineer
5 22 (7.07%) 3rd Line Support
6 21 (6.75%) Architect
7 16 (5.14%) 2nd Line Support
7 16 (5.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 14 (4.50%) Desktop Engineer
9 13 (4.18%) Desktop Analyst
9 13 (4.18%) Infrastructure Architect
9 13 (4.18%) Windows Engineer
10 11 (3.54%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 11 (3.54%) IT Support
10 11 (3.54%) Service Analyst
11 10 (3.22%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
11 10 (3.22%) Consultant
11 10 (3.22%) Project Manager
11 10 (3.22%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.54%) .NET
2 9 (2.89%) Middleware
3 7 (2.25%) Web Services
4 4 (1.29%) SAML
4 4 (1.29%) XML
5 3 (0.96%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (0.96%) HTML
5 3 (0.96%) JSON
5 3 (0.96%) XML Messaging
6 2 (0.64%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.64%) CSS
6 2 (0.64%) Software Packaging
6 2 (0.64%) Windows Identity Foundation
6 2 (0.64%) ZeroMQ
7 1 (0.32%) Akka
7 1 (0.32%) ELK Stack
7 1 (0.32%) Flask
7 1 (0.32%) HTML5
7 1 (0.32%) PKINIT
7 1 (0.32%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 38 (12.22%) Blackberry
2 36 (11.58%) Data Centre
3 16 (5.14%) NHS
4 14 (4.50%) Clustering
5 10 (3.22%) Video Conferencing
6 9 (2.89%) PKI
7 7 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (1.93%) Hedge funds
8 6 (1.93%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.61%) BYOD
10 4 (1.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (0.96%) iPad
11 3 (0.96%) PMI
11 3 (0.96%) SWIFT
11 3 (0.96%) User Experience
11 3 (0.96%) Video on Demand
12 2 (0.64%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.64%) Cryptography
12 2 (0.64%) IPTV
12 2 (0.64%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 242 (77.81%) Windows
2 94 (30.23%) Windows Server
3 76 (24.44%) Windows 7
4 70 (22.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 50 (16.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 44 (14.15%) Linux
7 43 (13.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (5.47%) Windows 8
9 14 (4.50%) Unix
9 14 (4.50%) Windows 2000 Server
9 14 (4.50%) Windows XP
10 12 (3.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (3.22%) Android
11 10 (3.22%) Apple iOS
12 6 (1.93%) AIX
12 6 (1.93%) Windows Vista
13 5 (1.61%) CentOS
13 5 (1.61%) VMS
14 4 (1.29%) Windows 10
15 3 (0.96%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (21.54%) ITIL
2 30 (9.65%) Migration
3 18 (5.79%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (4.82%) Service Delivery
5 12 (3.86%) Performance Tuning
6 11 (3.54%) Change Management
6 11 (3.54%) Problem Management
6 11 (3.54%) Service Management
7 10 (3.22%) Configuration Management
7 10 (3.22%) DevOps
7 10 (3.22%) Incident Management
7 10 (3.22%) Server Building
7 10 (3.22%) Workflow
8 9 (2.89%) BCP
8 9 (2.89%) Business Continuity
8 9 (2.89%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (2.89%) Password Management
8 9 (2.89%) Patch Management
9 7 (2.25%) CRM
9 7 (2.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (18.01%) PowerShell
2 35 (11.25%) SQL
3 20 (6.43%) VBScript
4 12 (3.86%) C#
5 10 (3.22%) Python
6 9 (2.89%) Bash Shell
6 9 (2.89%) Java
6 9 (2.89%) Perl
7 8 (2.57%) VB
8 7 (2.25%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.96%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.96%) Korn
9 3 (0.96%) Ruby
10 2 (0.64%) Groovy
10 2 (0.64%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.32%) Jython
11 1 (0.32%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (10.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (9.00%) MCSE
3 14 (4.50%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (4.50%) MCP
4 13 (4.18%) MCDST
5 10 (3.22%) CCNA
6 9 (2.89%) MCSA
7 8 (2.57%) Security Cleared
8 7 (2.25%) Degree
9 6 (1.93%) CCNP
10 5 (1.61%) CISSP
10 5 (1.61%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (1.29%) CCEE
11 4 (1.29%) MCTS
11 4 (1.29%) PMI Certification
11 4 (1.29%) SC Cleared
12 3 (0.96%) AWS Certification
12 3 (0.96%) CCA
12 3 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.79%) SLA
2 4 (1.29%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.96%) ISO15022
3 3 (0.96%) ISO20022
3 3 (0.96%) QA
4 1 (0.32%) COBIT
4 1 (0.32%) COSO
4 1 (0.32%) RMADS
System Software
1 53 (17.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (13.50%) XenApp
3 23 (7.40%) Hyper-V
4 20 (6.43%) vSphere
5 18 (5.79%) XenDesktop
6 15 (4.82%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (3.22%) VMware ESX
8 9 (2.89%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (1.93%) BitLocker
10 5 (1.61%) VMware Workstation
10 5 (1.61%) XenServer
11 4 (1.29%) ISA Server
11 4 (1.29%) Terminal Services
11 4 (1.29%) vCloud
12 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.96%) NFS
12 3 (0.96%) Xen
13 2 (0.64%) Firmware
13 2 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.64%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 80 (25.72%) SCCM
2 26 (8.36%) SCOM
3 10 (3.22%) Puppet
4 7 (2.25%) Tivoli
4 7 (2.25%) WSUS
5 6 (1.93%) Backup Exec
5 6 (1.93%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 5 (1.61%) Ansible
6 5 (1.61%) HP SIM
6 5 (1.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 5 (1.61%) vMotion
7 4 (1.29%) XenMobile
8 3 (0.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (0.96%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.96%) SCSM
9 2 (0.64%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.64%) Control-M
9 2 (0.64%) Nagios
Vendors
1 131 (42.12%) Microsoft
2 111 (35.69%) VMware
3 90 (28.94%) Citrix
4 42 (13.50%) Cisco
5 29 (9.32%) HP
6 14 (4.50%) AppSense
6 14 (4.50%) Cyber-Ark
6 14 (4.50%) Dell
6 14 (4.50%) NetApp
7 12 (3.86%) Symantec
8 11 (3.54%) EMC
8 11 (3.54%) Oracle
9 10 (3.22%) Bloomberg
9 10 (3.22%) LANDesk
9 10 (3.22%) Splunk
10 9 (2.89%) Red Hat
11 8 (2.57%) Altiris
12 7 (2.25%) Juniper
12 7 (2.25%) Reuters
13 6 (1.93%) Remedy
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £240 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Rate: £45000 - £54000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
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Energon People
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Marcus Donald People
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Eaglecliff
Rate: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum £55,000 - £65,000 + Benefits + c.£6,
Posted: 3 days ago
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Marcus Donald People
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Marcus Donald People
Rate: £12 - £15 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
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Plan-net
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Rate: From £100 to £120 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Mint
Rate: £8 - £12 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Mint
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 days ago