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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 37 30 32
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 176 329 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.27% 5.64% 4.94%
As % of the System Software category 49.16% 58.13% 53.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 237 195
Median daily rate £420 £325 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.23% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £192 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £266
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +12.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 27
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.14% -1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.79 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.15 £21.93 £25.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+9.16% +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
358 566 534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.72% 9.70% 9.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 421 382
Median daily rate £461 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £233 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 33 29
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.83 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.77% +20.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £28.30 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +12.90%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 29 June 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.

1 241 (73.48%) Windows
2 130 (39.63%) Microsoft
3 121 (36.89%) Windows Server
4 114 (34.76%) VMware
5 97 (29.57%) Finance
6 86 (26.22%) Citrix
7 85 (25.91%) ITIL
8 75 (22.87%) Windows Server 2008
9 72 (21.95%) Windows 7
10 69 (21.04%) VMware Infrastructure
11 68 (20.73%) DNS
12 62 (18.90%) MS Office
12 62 (18.90%) PowerShell
13 61 (18.60%) Migration
14 59 (17.99%) SQL Server
14 59 (17.99%) MS Exchange
15 54 (16.46%) SCCM
15 54 (16.46%) Windows Server 2012
16 52 (15.85%) Linux
17 50 (15.24%) Firewall
18 47 (14.33%) MS Excel
19 45 (13.72%) SQL
20 39 (11.89%) Cisco
21 38 (11.59%) Microsoft Certification
21 38 (11.59%) Banking
22 37 (11.28%) LDAP
23 36 (10.98%) Unix
24 35 (10.67%) Office 365
25 34 (10.37%) SharePoint
25 34 (10.37%) Microsoft Azure

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 59 (17.99%) MS Exchange
2 34 (10.37%) SharePoint
3 31 (9.45%) Skype for Business
4 30 (9.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 26 (7.93%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (3.96%) IIS
7 12 (3.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 10 (3.05%) Confluence
8 10 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (2.13%) Tomcat
10 5 (1.52%) Apache
10 5 (1.52%) IBM Notes
11 4 (1.22%) OpenStack
11 4 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (1.22%) WebLogic
11 4 (1.22%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.91%) JBoss
12 3 (0.91%) Zimbra
13 2 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 62 (18.90%) MS Office
2 47 (14.33%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.22%) MS Project
4 3 (0.91%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.30%) HipChat
5 1 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.61%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.30%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 35 (10.67%) Office 365
2 34 (10.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (6.40%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (6.40%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (3.35%) IaaS
5 10 (3.05%) PaaS
6 7 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (2.13%) SaaS
7 6 (1.83%) OneDrive
7 6 (1.83%) Yammer
8 3 (0.91%) Google Apps
9 2 (0.61%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 68 (20.73%) DNS
2 50 (15.24%) Firewall
3 37 (11.28%) LDAP
4 33 (10.06%) DHCP
5 32 (9.76%) SAN
6 31 (9.45%) TCP/IP
7 29 (8.84%) LAN
8 27 (8.23%) WAN
9 23 (7.01%) VPN
10 15 (4.57%) HTTP
11 14 (4.27%) Internet
11 14 (4.27%) Skype
12 12 (3.66%) Kerberos
13 11 (3.35%) DMZ
14 10 (3.05%) VoIP
15 9 (2.74%) NAS
16 8 (2.44%) Network Security
17 7 (2.13%) iSCSI
18 6 (1.83%) Unified Communications
18 6 (1.83%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (17.99%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.05%) Oracle Database
3 6 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.52%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.22%) Big Data
5 4 (1.22%) DB2
6 3 (0.91%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.61%) MySQL
7 2 (0.61%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.30%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.30%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.30%) Impala
8 1 (0.30%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (4.88%) JIRA
2 11 (3.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 10 (3.05%) Git (software)
4 9 (2.74%) Jenkins
4 9 (2.74%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (1.52%) Artifactory
5 5 (1.52%) MSI
6 3 (0.91%) AdminStudio
6 3 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.61%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.61%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.30%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.30%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 97 (29.57%) Finance
2 38 (11.59%) Banking
3 11 (3.35%) Law
3 11 (3.35%) Legal
4 10 (3.05%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.52%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.22%) Back Office
6 4 (1.22%) French Language
6 4 (1.22%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.91%) Advertising
7 3 (0.91%) Retail
8 2 (0.61%) Marketing
8 2 (0.61%) Publishing
9 1 (0.30%) Automotive
9 1 (0.30%) Electronics
9 1 (0.30%) Front Office
9 1 (0.30%) Interactive Media
9 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.30%) Military
Job Titles
1 66 (20.12%) Analyst
2 24 (7.32%) Support Analyst
2 24 (7.32%) Support Engineer
3 22 (6.71%) Administrator
3 22 (6.71%) Desktop Support
4 21 (6.40%) Architect
5 20 (6.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 20 (6.10%) Windows Engineer
6 18 (5.49%) Service Analyst
7 16 (4.88%) IT Analyst
7 16 (4.88%) Service Desk Analyst
8 15 (4.57%) 2nd Line Support
8 15 (4.57%) IT Support
9 14 (4.27%) Consultant
9 14 (4.27%) Desktop Engineer
10 13 (3.96%) Active Directory Engineer
10 13 (3.96%) Systems Administrator
11 12 (3.66%) 3rd Line Support
12 11 (3.35%) Project Manager
13 10 (3.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (7.93%) .NET
2 24 (7.32%) HTML
3 11 (3.35%) XML
4 8 (2.44%) ASP.NET
5 7 (2.13%) Ajax
5 7 (2.13%) CSS
6 6 (1.83%) Middleware
6 6 (1.83%) Web Services
7 5 (1.52%) XMPP
8 4 (1.22%) SAML
9 3 (0.91%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (0.91%) SOAP
9 3 (0.91%) WCF
10 2 (0.61%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.61%) FIX Protocol
10 2 (0.61%) JSON
10 2 (0.61%) Node.js
10 2 (0.61%) RESTful
10 2 (0.61%) WAP
10 2 (0.61%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.45%) Data Centre
2 16 (4.88%) Blackberry
3 15 (4.57%) Management Information System
3 15 (4.57%) NHS
4 12 (3.66%) Clustering
5 10 (3.05%) Fat Client
5 10 (3.05%) Hedge funds
5 10 (3.05%) Replication
5 10 (3.05%) Thin Client
5 10 (3.05%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.83%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.83%) IVR
7 6 (1.83%) Public Cloud
7 6 (1.83%) Smartphone
8 5 (1.52%) Device Driver
8 5 (1.52%) EqualLogic
8 5 (1.52%) PKI
9 4 (1.22%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 241 (73.48%) Windows
2 121 (36.89%) Windows Server
3 75 (22.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 72 (21.95%) Windows 7
5 54 (16.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 52 (15.85%) Linux
7 36 (10.98%) Unix
8 27 (8.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (5.18%) Windows 8
10 16 (4.88%) Windows XP
11 12 (3.66%) Mac OS X
11 12 (3.66%) Windows 10
12 7 (2.13%) Android
12 7 (2.13%) Apple iOS
12 7 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (1.83%) AIX
14 5 (1.52%) CentOS
14 5 (1.52%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (1.22%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.91%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (25.91%) ITIL
2 61 (18.60%) Migration
3 23 (7.01%) ITIL V3
4 22 (6.71%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (6.10%) High Availability
5 20 (6.10%) Incident Management
5 20 (6.10%) Project Management
5 20 (6.10%) Service Management
6 19 (5.79%) Disaster Recovery
7 17 (5.18%) Change Management
7 17 (5.18%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (5.18%) DevOps
7 17 (5.18%) Problem Management
8 16 (4.88%) Configuration Management
9 15 (4.57%) Data Management
10 13 (3.96%) Identity Management
11 12 (3.66%) Continuous Delivery
12 11 (3.35%) PRINCE2
12 11 (3.35%) Service Delivery
13 9 (2.74%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 62 (18.90%) PowerShell
2 45 (13.72%) SQL
3 22 (6.71%) Java
4 21 (6.40%) Perl
5 18 (5.49%) C#
6 16 (4.88%) Python
7 13 (3.96%) Bash Shell
7 13 (3.96%) VBScript
8 10 (3.05%) JavaScript
9 9 (2.74%) Shell Script
10 8 (2.44%) VB
11 7 (2.13%) C++
12 4 (1.22%) PHP
13 3 (0.91%) C
14 2 (0.61%) Korn
15 1 (0.30%) R
15 1 (0.30%) Ruby
15 1 (0.30%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.30%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 38 (11.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (8.23%) MCSE
3 19 (5.79%) Degree
3 19 (5.79%) Security Cleared
4 13 (3.96%) CISSP
5 12 (3.66%) DV Cleared
6 11 (3.35%) PMI Certification
7 10 (3.05%) MCITP
7 10 (3.05%) PMP
8 9 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (2.44%) CCNA
10 6 (1.83%) MCP
10 6 (1.83%) MCTS
11 5 (1.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (1.52%) MCDST
11 5 (1.52%) MCSA
11 5 (1.52%) SC Cleared
11 5 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (1.22%) CCNP
12 4 (1.22%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.66%) SLA
2 3 (0.91%) QA
3 2 (0.61%) ISO15022
3 2 (0.61%) ISO20022
3 2 (0.61%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.30%) COBIT
4 1 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 69 (21.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (9.15%) XenApp
3 19 (5.79%) VMware ESXi
4 17 (5.18%) Hyper-V
4 17 (5.18%) VMware ESX
5 15 (4.57%) XenDesktop
6 13 (3.96%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (3.66%) vSphere
8 10 (3.05%) Docker
9 8 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (2.44%) Terminal Services
10 4 (1.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (1.22%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (1.22%) Xen
11 3 (0.91%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.91%) NFS
11 3 (0.91%) UAG
11 3 (0.91%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 54 (16.46%) SCCM
2 31 (9.45%) SCOM
3 19 (5.79%) Puppet
4 10 (3.05%) Ansible
5 7 (2.13%) Backup Exec
5 7 (2.13%) Nagios
5 7 (2.13%) SCVMM
6 6 (1.83%) WSUS
7 5 (1.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 5 (1.52%) HP SIM
7 5 (1.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (1.22%) AirWatch
8 4 (1.22%) IBM BigFix
8 4 (1.22%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (1.22%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (1.22%) SCOrch
8 4 (1.22%) SCSM
9 3 (0.91%) FortiGate
9 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.91%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 130 (39.63%) Microsoft
2 114 (34.76%) VMware
3 86 (26.22%) Citrix
4 39 (11.89%) Cisco
5 32 (9.76%) Dell
5 32 (9.76%) HP
6 24 (7.32%) Oracle
7 19 (5.79%) IBM
7 19 (5.79%) NetApp
8 18 (5.49%) Symantec
9 15 (4.57%) Intel Security
10 13 (3.96%) Cyber-Ark
10 13 (3.96%) Splunk
11 12 (3.66%) Red Hat
12 10 (3.05%) Bloomberg
13 9 (2.74%) Qualys
14 8 (2.44%) Avaya
14 8 (2.44%) Juniper
15 7 (2.13%) Apple
16 6 (1.83%) CheckPoint
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