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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 34 30 42
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +12
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 285 282 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 4.95% 4.83% 4.16%
As % of the System Software category 54.08% 53.11% 50.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 198 173
Average daily rate
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£338 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £132 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £265 £275
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 26 39
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.10 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.07% +0.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £25.75 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
527 531 572
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.15% 9.09% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 385 359
Average daily rate £390 £345 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £170 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.87% -3.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 29 46
Average hourly rate £22.42 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.97% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £12.35 £11.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.30 £27.50 £118.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -11.42%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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.

1 394 (70.48%) Windows
2 248 (44.36%) Microsoft
3 192 (34.35%) VMware
4 164 (29.34%) MS Exchange
5 150 (26.83%) Finance
6 149 (26.65%) Citrix
7 139 (24.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 127 (22.72%) ITIL
9 126 (22.54%) Windows 7
10 106 (18.96%) VMware Infrastructure
11 104 (18.60%) MS Office
12 85 (15.21%) Cisco
13 82 (14.67%) Windows Server 2003
14 75 (13.42%) Windows Server 2012
15 74 (13.24%) MS Excel
15 74 (13.24%) Blackberry
16 73 (13.06%) Exchange Server 2010
17 70 (12.52%) DNS
18 66 (11.81%) SAN
19 63 (11.27%) Microsoft Certification
20 62 (11.09%) Banking
21 60 (10.73%) SCCM
21 60 (10.73%) XenApp
22 59 (10.55%) LAN
23 57 (10.20%) SQL Server
24 56 (10.02%) Migration
25 55 (9.84%) SQL
25 55 (9.84%) Windows XP
26 52 (9.30%) DHCP
27 51 (9.12%) Firewall

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 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
1 164 (29.34%) MS Exchange
2 73 (13.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 50 (8.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 49 (8.77%) Lync
5 43 (7.69%) SharePoint
6 39 (6.98%) IIS
7 29 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2013
8 28 (5.01%) Exchange Server 2007
9 17 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2003
10 10 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (1.07%) Office Communications Server
11 6 (1.07%) Apache
12 5 (0.89%) IBM Notes
12 5 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.72%) WorkSite
13 4 (0.72%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.54%) WebLogic Portal
14 3 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
14 3 (0.54%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.54%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 104 (18.60%) MS Office
2 74 (13.24%) MS Excel
3 9 (1.61%) MS Project
4 7 (1.25%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.89%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 7 (1.25%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.54%) assyst
3 2 (0.36%) RMDS
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.18%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.18%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 30 (5.37%) Office 365
2 18 (3.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.97%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.43%) SaaS
5 6 (1.07%) IaaS
6 4 (0.72%) PaaS
7 3 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.36%) Yammer
8 2 (0.36%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.36%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.18%) GitHub
9 1 (0.18%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 70 (12.52%) DNS
2 66 (11.81%) SAN
3 59 (10.55%) LAN
4 52 (9.30%) DHCP
5 51 (9.12%) Firewall
6 47 (8.41%) WAN
7 45 (8.05%) VPN
8 44 (7.87%) TCP/IP
9 38 (6.80%) LDAP
10 31 (5.55%) NAS
11 18 (3.22%) Internet
12 17 (3.04%) NetScaler
12 17 (3.04%) VLAN
13 15 (2.68%) MPLS
14 14 (2.50%) VoIP
15 13 (2.33%) Wireless
16 12 (2.15%) Cisco IOS
17 11 (1.97%) DSL
18 10 (1.79%) SSL
19 9 (1.61%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (0.72%) Data Mining
4 4 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.54%) MySQL
5 3 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.36%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.18%) MS Access
7 1 (0.18%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.18%) FileMaker
7 1 (0.18%) IDOL
7 1 (0.18%) Big Data
7 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.18%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.18%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.18%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 5 (0.89%) MSI
2 2 (0.36%) WinDbg
3 1 (0.18%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.18%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.18%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.18%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.18%) Git (software)
General
1 150 (26.83%) Finance
2 62 (11.09%) Banking
3 21 (3.76%) Law
4 20 (3.58%) Investment Banking
5 19 (3.40%) Legal
6 15 (2.68%) Financial Institution
7 12 (2.15%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.43%) Retail
9 6 (1.07%) Advertising
10 5 (0.89%) Front Office
10 5 (0.89%) Back Office
11 3 (0.54%) Publishing
11 3 (0.54%) Mandarin Language
12 2 (0.36%) Japanese Language
12 2 (0.36%) Games
12 2 (0.36%) Marketing
13 1 (0.18%) Local Government
13 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.18%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 137 (24.51%) Analyst
2 47 (8.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 45 (8.05%) Support Engineer
4 38 (6.80%) Support Analyst
5 36 (6.44%) Architect
5 36 (6.44%) Desktop Support
6 35 (6.26%) Administrator
7 33 (5.90%) Service Analyst
8 31 (5.55%) Desktop Engineer
8 31 (5.55%) Service Desk Analyst
9 28 (5.01%) 2nd Line Support
10 26 (4.65%) Server Engineer
11 22 (3.94%) Consultant
11 22 (3.94%) Systems Administrator
12 21 (3.76%) 3rd Line Support
13 19 (3.40%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 18 (3.22%) Project Manager
15 17 (3.04%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 15 (2.68%) Wintel Engineer
17 14 (2.50%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.68%) .NET
2 11 (1.97%) Web Services
3 10 (1.79%) Middleware
4 8 (1.43%) Application Packaging
5 6 (1.07%) SailPoint
6 4 (0.72%) XML
6 4 (0.72%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (0.54%) J2EE
7 3 (0.54%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.54%) Java EE
7 3 (0.54%) HTML
8 2 (0.36%) JSON
8 2 (0.36%) SAML
8 2 (0.36%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.36%) WCF
9 1 (0.18%) Silverlight
9 1 (0.18%) LINQ
9 1 (0.18%) JPA
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.18%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 74 (13.24%) Blackberry
2 44 (7.87%) Data Centre
3 33 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (5.37%) Clustering
5 20 (3.58%) Management Information System
6 19 (3.40%) iPhone
7 17 (3.04%) PKI
8 14 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
8 14 (2.50%) Fat Client
8 14 (2.50%) NHS
8 14 (2.50%) Thin Client
9 11 (1.97%) Computer Science
10 9 (1.61%) Replication
10 9 (1.61%) iPad
11 7 (1.25%) Hedge funds
12 5 (0.89%) PMI
13 4 (0.72%) N-Tier
13 4 (0.72%) Mainframe
13 4 (0.72%) Handset
13 4 (0.72%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 394 (70.48%) Windows
2 139 (24.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 126 (22.54%) Windows 7
4 82 (14.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 75 (13.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 55 (9.84%) Windows XP
7 50 (8.94%) Linux
8 33 (5.90%) UNIX
9 29 (5.19%) Windows 8
10 23 (4.11%) Android
11 16 (2.86%) Mac OS X
12 14 (2.50%) Apple iOS
13 9 (1.61%) Debian
14 8 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (1.07%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.89%) Ubuntu
16 5 (0.89%) Solaris
16 5 (0.89%) Windows Vista
16 5 (0.89%) Mac OS X Server
16 5 (0.89%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (22.72%) ITIL
2 56 (10.02%) Migration
3 31 (5.55%) Service Management
4 29 (5.19%) Disaster Recovery
5 28 (5.01%) Project Management
6 23 (4.11%) Information Security
7 21 (3.76%) Service Delivery
7 21 (3.76%) Change Management
8 20 (3.58%) Identity Management
9 19 (3.40%) PRINCE2
10 18 (3.22%) Incident Management
11 15 (2.68%) Server Building
12 14 (2.50%) Mobile Device Management
12 14 (2.50%) Asset Management
12 14 (2.50%) Problem Management
13 12 (2.15%) Business Continuity
14 11 (1.97%) Data Protection
14 11 (1.97%) Technical Architecture
14 11 (1.97%) Change Control
15 10 (1.79%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 55 (9.84%) SQL
2 49 (8.77%) PowerShell
3 15 (2.68%) Perl
4 12 (2.15%) VBScript
5 11 (1.97%) Java
6 9 (1.61%) C#
7 8 (1.43%) Python
7 8 (1.43%) Shell Script
8 6 (1.07%) C
8 6 (1.07%) VB
9 5 (0.89%) JavaScript
10 4 (0.72%) VBA
10 4 (0.72%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.54%) Jython
12 1 (0.18%) Lua
12 1 (0.18%) PHP
Qualifications
1 63 (11.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (7.69%) MCSE
3 28 (5.01%) Degree
4 24 (4.29%) MCSA
5 20 (3.58%) Security Cleared
6 19 (3.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 17 (3.04%) MCP
8 16 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
9 14 (2.50%) MCITP
9 14 (2.50%) CCNA
10 11 (1.97%) CISSP
11 8 (1.43%) Citrix Certification
12 7 (1.25%) PMI Certification
12 7 (1.25%) SC Cleared
13 6 (1.07%) DV Cleared
13 6 (1.07%) CCEA
14 5 (0.89%) CCNP
14 5 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 5 (0.89%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.37%) SLA
2 12 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.07%) QA
4 5 (0.89%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.72%) COBIT
6 1 (0.18%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.18%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.18%) HL7
6 1 (0.18%) DICOM
System Software
1 106 (18.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 60 (10.73%) XenApp
3 50 (8.94%) vSphere
4 24 (4.29%) Hyper-V
5 19 (3.40%) Microsoft App-V
6 14 (2.50%) XenDesktop
7 13 (2.33%) VMware ESX
8 11 (1.97%) VMware Server
9 9 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (1.43%) Xen
10 8 (1.43%) NLBS
11 6 (1.07%) XenServer
11 6 (1.07%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 5 (0.89%) vCloud
13 4 (0.72%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.54%) ISA Server
14 3 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 3 (0.54%) UAG
15 2 (0.36%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 60 (10.73%) SCCM
2 25 (4.47%) SCOM
3 13 (2.33%) WSUS
4 10 (1.79%) AirWatch
5 9 (1.61%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 9 (1.61%) McAfee ePO
5 9 (1.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 8 (1.43%) Tivoli
7 7 (1.25%) HP SIM
7 7 (1.25%) Puppet
8 6 (1.07%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 6 (1.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 6 (1.07%) Casper Suite
9 5 (0.89%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.72%) BladeLogic
10 4 (0.72%) EdgeSight
11 3 (0.54%) SCSM
11 3 (0.54%) Data Guard
11 3 (0.54%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.54%) DameWare
Vendors
1 248 (44.36%) Microsoft
2 192 (34.35%) VMware
3 149 (26.65%) Citrix
4 85 (15.21%) Cisco
5 48 (8.59%) HP
6 31 (5.55%) Oracle
7 24 (4.29%) Dell
8 21 (3.76%) Apple
9 20 (3.58%) McAfee
10 19 (3.40%) AppSense
11 18 (3.22%) IBM
12 17 (3.04%) CheckPoint
13 16 (2.86%) NetApp
13 16 (2.86%) Remedy
14 15 (2.68%) Red Hat
15 14 (2.50%) Symantec
16 12 (2.15%) Bloomberg
17 11 (1.97%) Reuters
17 11 (1.97%) Altiris
17 11 (1.97%) 3PAR
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