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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 33 30 38
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +8
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 277 331 344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.15% 5.69% 4.75%
As % of the System Software category 54.64% 57.07% 51.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 233 205
Average daily rate
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£361 £280 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.01% -13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £155 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 37 40
Average hourly rate £17.99 £18.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.75% -5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.41 £12.50 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.05 £136.00 £27.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.61 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -2.60%
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
507 580 670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.43% 9.98% 9.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 410 414
Average daily rate £413 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.01% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £185 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.56% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 40 51
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £12.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £126.00 £34.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 August 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 August 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.

1 404 (71.89%) Windows
2 250 (44.48%) Microsoft
3 181 (32.21%) VMware
4 165 (29.36%) Finance
5 159 (28.29%) Citrix
6 150 (26.69%) MS Exchange
7 139 (24.73%) ITIL
7 139 (24.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 129 (22.95%) Windows 7
9 101 (17.97%) MS Office
10 100 (17.79%) VMware Infrastructure
11 92 (16.37%) Windows Server 2003
12 83 (14.77%) DNS
13 81 (14.41%) Windows Server 2012
14 80 (14.23%) Cisco
15 77 (13.70%) SCCM
16 76 (13.52%) Banking
17 73 (12.99%) PowerShell
18 72 (12.81%) SAN
18 72 (12.81%) Blackberry
19 71 (12.63%) Microsoft Certification
20 69 (12.28%) SQL
20 69 (12.28%) MS Excel
21 66 (11.74%) XenApp
22 61 (10.85%) LAN
23 60 (10.68%) Exchange Server 2010
24 58 (10.32%) WAN
25 57 (10.14%) DHCP
25 57 (10.14%) SQL Server
25 57 (10.14%) Firewall

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 150 (26.69%) MS Exchange
2 60 (10.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 55 (9.79%) SharePoint
4 49 (8.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 45 (8.01%) IIS
6 40 (7.12%) Lync
7 21 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2013
8 17 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2007
9 15 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2003
10 14 (2.49%) SharePoint 2010
11 10 (1.78%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (1.25%) IBM Notes
12 7 (1.25%) Apache
13 4 (0.71%) WorkSite
14 3 (0.53%) Office Communications Server
14 3 (0.53%) WebSphere
15 2 (0.36%) Drupal
15 2 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
15 2 (0.36%) SAS
15 2 (0.36%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 101 (17.97%) MS Office
2 69 (12.28%) MS Excel
3 10 (1.78%) MS Project
4 6 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.07%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.18%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.53%) Adaptiv
3 2 (0.36%) RMDS
4 1 (0.18%) assyst
4 1 (0.18%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.18%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 28 (4.98%) Office 365
2 18 (3.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.25%) SaaS
5 5 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.53%) IaaS
7 2 (0.36%) PaaS
8 1 (0.18%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.18%) Yammer
8 1 (0.18%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 83 (14.77%) DNS
2 72 (12.81%) SAN
3 61 (10.85%) LAN
4 58 (10.32%) WAN
5 57 (10.14%) DHCP
5 57 (10.14%) Firewall
6 45 (8.01%) TCP/IP
7 37 (6.58%) VPN
8 31 (5.52%) NAS
9 30 (5.34%) LDAP
10 16 (2.85%) VLAN
11 14 (2.49%) VoIP
11 14 (2.49%) MPLS
12 13 (2.31%) DSL
13 12 (2.14%) Cisco IOS
13 12 (2.14%) NetScaler
14 11 (1.96%) Wireless
15 10 (1.78%) Intranet
15 10 (1.78%) Internet
15 10 (1.78%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (10.14%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (1.07%) Data Mining
4 5 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (0.71%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.53%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.53%) MySQL
6 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.53%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.53%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.36%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.18%) Big Data
8 1 (0.18%) Sybase ASE
8 1 (0.18%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.18%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.18%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 5 (0.89%) Visual Studio
1 5 (0.89%) MSI
2 3 (0.53%) Subversion
3 2 (0.36%) JIRA
3 2 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.36%) WinDbg
4 1 (0.18%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.18%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.18%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.18%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.18%) AdminStudio
General
1 165 (29.36%) Finance
2 76 (13.52%) Banking
3 29 (5.16%) Law
4 21 (3.74%) Legal
5 19 (3.38%) Investment Banking
6 14 (2.49%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.78%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.60%) Back Office
8 9 (1.60%) Retail
9 7 (1.25%) Advertising
10 5 (0.89%) Publishing
11 3 (0.53%) Front Office
12 2 (0.36%) Games
12 2 (0.36%) Marketing
12 2 (0.36%) Mandarin Language
13 1 (0.18%) French Language
13 1 (0.18%) Japanese Language
13 1 (0.18%) Polish Language
13 1 (0.18%) Swedish Language
13 1 (0.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 119 (21.17%) Analyst
2 48 (8.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 41 (7.30%) Administrator
4 36 (6.41%) 2nd Line Support
4 36 (6.41%) Architect
4 36 (6.41%) Support Engineer
5 32 (5.69%) Desktop Support
6 29 (5.16%) Support Analyst
7 27 (4.80%) Service Analyst
8 26 (4.63%) 3rd Line Support
9 25 (4.45%) Service Desk Analyst
9 25 (4.45%) Desktop Engineer
10 24 (4.27%) Server Engineer
11 20 (3.56%) Project Manager
11 20 (3.56%) Systems Administrator
11 20 (3.56%) Wintel Engineer
12 18 (3.20%) Consultant
13 15 (2.67%) Infrastructure Architect
14 13 (2.31%) Developer
14 13 (2.31%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.74%) .NET
2 18 (3.20%) Middleware
3 11 (1.96%) Web Services
3 11 (1.96%) ASP.NET
4 9 (1.60%) Application Packaging
5 5 (0.89%) jQuery
6 4 (0.71%) SailPoint
6 4 (0.71%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (0.71%) XML
6 4 (0.71%) HTML
6 4 (0.71%) SAML
7 3 (0.53%) Java EE
7 3 (0.53%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (0.53%) MDX
7 3 (0.53%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (0.36%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.36%) WCF
8 2 (0.36%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.36%) LINQ
8 2 (0.36%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 72 (12.81%) Blackberry
2 52 (9.25%) Data Centre
3 33 (5.87%) Clustering
4 32 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (3.02%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.31%) PKI
6 13 (2.31%) iPhone
7 12 (2.14%) Video Conferencing
7 12 (2.14%) Fat Client
7 12 (2.14%) Thin Client
8 11 (1.96%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.60%) NHS
9 9 (1.60%) Replication
10 8 (1.42%) iPad
11 6 (1.07%) Hedge funds
11 6 (1.07%) Public Cloud
12 5 (0.89%) User Experience
12 5 (0.89%) CESG
12 5 (0.89%) PMI
12 5 (0.89%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 404 (71.89%) Windows
2 139 (24.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 129 (22.95%) Windows 7
4 92 (16.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 81 (14.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 50 (8.90%) Linux
7 43 (7.65%) Windows XP
8 31 (5.52%) Windows 8
9 23 (4.09%) UNIX
10 17 (3.02%) Android
11 13 (2.31%) Mac OS X
12 9 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (1.42%) Apple iOS
14 7 (1.25%) Debian
15 6 (1.07%) Mac OS
15 6 (1.07%) Windows 2000 Server
15 6 (1.07%) Solaris
16 4 (0.71%) Windows 2000
16 4 (0.71%) Windows Phone
17 3 (0.53%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (24.73%) ITIL
2 55 (9.79%) Migration
3 36 (6.41%) Service Management
4 29 (5.16%) Disaster Recovery
5 26 (4.63%) Project Management
6 22 (3.91%) Service Delivery
6 22 (3.91%) Change Management
6 22 (3.91%) Information Security
7 18 (3.20%) Server Building
8 16 (2.85%) Incident Management
8 16 (2.85%) Problem Management
8 16 (2.85%) Identity Management
8 16 (2.85%) PRINCE2
9 15 (2.67%) Change Control
10 14 (2.49%) Continuous Improvement
10 14 (2.49%) Technical Architecture
11 13 (2.31%) Business Continuity
12 12 (2.14%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (2.14%) Asset Management
12 12 (2.14%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 73 (12.99%) PowerShell
2 69 (12.28%) SQL
3 18 (3.20%) VBScript
4 13 (2.31%) C#
5 11 (1.96%) Perl
6 9 (1.60%) Java
7 8 (1.42%) VB
8 7 (1.25%) C
9 6 (1.07%) Python
10 5 (0.89%) Shell Script
10 5 (0.89%) VBA
10 5 (0.89%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.71%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.53%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.36%) Jython
14 1 (0.18%) Lua
14 1 (0.18%) R
14 1 (0.18%) PHP
Qualifications
1 71 (12.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (9.07%) MCSE
3 30 (5.34%) Degree
4 25 (4.45%) MCSA
5 20 (3.56%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (3.38%) Security Cleared
7 16 (2.85%) MCP
8 15 (2.67%) CCNA
8 15 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
9 12 (2.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 11 (1.96%) CISSP
11 9 (1.60%) Citrix Certification
12 8 (1.42%) DV Cleared
13 7 (1.25%) CCEE
13 7 (1.25%) CCNP
14 6 (1.07%) MCITP
14 6 (1.07%) SC Cleared
14 6 (1.07%) PMI Certification
15 5 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 5 (0.89%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (5.87%) SLA
2 13 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.07%) QA
4 5 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.71%) COBIT
6 2 (0.36%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.18%) Solvency II
System Software
1 100 (17.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 66 (11.74%) XenApp
3 41 (7.30%) vSphere
4 23 (4.09%) Hyper-V
5 19 (3.38%) Microsoft App-V
6 18 (3.20%) VMware ESX
7 17 (3.02%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (2.67%) XenDesktop
9 10 (1.78%) NLBS
10 9 (1.60%) VMware Server
11 8 (1.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 7 (1.25%) Xen
13 5 (0.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 5 (0.89%) XenServer
13 5 (0.89%) vCloud
13 5 (0.89%) BitLocker
14 4 (0.71%) UAG
15 3 (0.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 3 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
15 3 (0.53%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 77 (13.70%) SCCM
2 31 (5.52%) SCOM
3 21 (3.74%) Tivoli
4 18 (3.20%) WSUS
5 11 (1.96%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 11 (1.96%) McAfee ePO
6 10 (1.78%) NetBackup
7 9 (1.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 8 (1.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 6 (1.07%) Backup Exec
9 6 (1.07%) HP SIM
9 6 (1.07%) AirWatch
10 5 (0.89%) SCSM
10 5 (0.89%) Casper Suite
10 5 (0.89%) Puppet
10 5 (0.89%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 4 (0.71%) EdgeSight
12 3 (0.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 3 (0.53%) DameWare
12 3 (0.53%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 250 (44.48%) Microsoft
2 181 (32.21%) VMware
3 159 (28.29%) Citrix
4 80 (14.23%) Cisco
5 53 (9.43%) HP
6 37 (6.58%) Oracle
7 25 (4.45%) Dell
8 20 (3.56%) CheckPoint
8 20 (3.56%) AppSense
9 18 (3.20%) Apple
10 17 (3.02%) McAfee
10 17 (3.02%) IBM
11 16 (2.85%) Symantec
11 16 (2.85%) Remedy
12 14 (2.49%) NetApp
12 14 (2.49%) LANDesk
13 13 (2.31%) Red Hat
14 12 (2.14%) Reuters
15 11 (1.96%) Juniper
15 11 (1.96%) Altiris
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