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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 27 36 51
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +15
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 350 351 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.95% 4.88% 3.79%
As % of the System Software category 59.93% 52.39% 52.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 212 157
Average daily rate
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£315 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £163 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £275 £288
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 42 54
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.97 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £129.00 £27.50 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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
584 670 563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.92% 9.31% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 435 332
Average daily rate £375 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 51 57
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £121.00 £30.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014, 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.

1 493 (80.16%) Windows
2 270 (43.90%) Microsoft
3 213 (34.63%) Windows 7
4 200 (32.52%) VMware
5 197 (32.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 186 (30.24%) Citrix
7 180 (29.27%) MS Exchange
8 175 (28.46%) MS Office
9 173 (28.13%) Finance
10 124 (20.16%) ITIL
11 119 (19.35%) Windows Server 2003
12 112 (18.21%) VMware Infrastructure
13 107 (17.40%) DNS
14 102 (16.59%) SCCM
15 100 (16.26%) MS Excel
16 92 (14.96%) Windows XP
17 89 (14.47%) Blackberry
18 88 (14.31%) XenApp
19 83 (13.50%) Banking
20 78 (12.68%) Exchange Server 2010
21 73 (11.87%) Cisco
22 71 (11.54%) DHCP
23 68 (11.06%) SAN
24 66 (10.73%) HP
25 63 (10.24%) SQL
26 61 (9.92%) PowerShell
27 59 (9.59%) Firewall
28 56 (9.11%) Windows Server 2012
29 54 (8.78%) SQL Server
30 53 (8.62%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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
1 180 (29.27%) MS Exchange
2 78 (12.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 52 (8.46%) SharePoint
4 44 (7.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 37 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2007
6 27 (4.39%) IIS
7 24 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2003
8 22 (3.58%) Lync
9 21 (3.41%) IBM Notes
10 13 (2.11%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (1.46%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
12 6 (0.98%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (0.81%) WorkSite
14 4 (0.65%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.65%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.49%) Apache
15 3 (0.49%) Office Communications Server
16 2 (0.33%) Lotus Domino
17 1 (0.16%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 175 (28.46%) MS Office
2 100 (16.26%) MS Excel
3 15 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.14%) MS Project
4 7 (1.14%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.16%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.16%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 4 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
1 4 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.33%) ReMetrica
2 2 (0.33%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.16%) assyst
3 1 (0.16%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.16%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.16%) Khalix
3 1 (0.16%) Adaptiv
3 1 (0.16%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.11%) Office 365
2 6 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.33%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.33%) PaaS
5 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.16%) SaaS
5 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 107 (17.40%) DNS
2 71 (11.54%) DHCP
3 68 (11.06%) SAN
4 59 (9.59%) Firewall
5 44 (7.15%) TCP/IP
6 42 (6.83%) WAN
7 39 (6.34%) LAN
8 32 (5.20%) VPN
9 16 (2.60%) VoIP
10 15 (2.44%) Internet
10 15 (2.44%) NetScaler
11 13 (2.11%) LDAP
12 12 (1.95%) MPLS
13 10 (1.63%) BIG-IP
13 10 (1.63%) Network Security
13 10 (1.63%) SMTP
14 9 (1.46%) Wireless
14 9 (1.46%) VLAN
14 9 (1.46%) Unified Communications
15 8 (1.30%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (8.78%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (1.46%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (1.14%) Oracle Database
5 5 (0.81%) MySQL
6 4 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.33%) Big Data
9 1 (0.16%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.16%) MS Access
9 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.16%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (0.98%) MSI
2 3 (0.49%) Serena SBM
2 3 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.33%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.16%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.16%) JUnit
4 1 (0.16%) JIRA
4 1 (0.16%) Selenium
4 1 (0.16%) FitNesse
4 1 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.16%) NUnit
4 1 (0.16%) Subversion
4 1 (0.16%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.16%) Jenkins
General
1 173 (28.13%) Finance
2 83 (13.50%) Banking
3 28 (4.55%) Legal
4 25 (4.07%) Investment Banking
5 22 (3.58%) Law
6 16 (2.60%) Back Office
7 11 (1.79%) Retail
8 9 (1.46%) Front Office
8 9 (1.46%) Financial Institution
8 9 (1.46%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.46%) French Language
9 2 (0.33%) Japanese Language
9 2 (0.33%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.33%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.33%) Marketing
9 2 (0.33%) Publishing
10 1 (0.16%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.16%) Advertising
10 1 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.16%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 167 (27.15%) Analyst
2 73 (11.87%) Support Analyst
3 63 (10.24%) Desktop Support
4 62 (10.08%) Service Analyst
5 59 (9.59%) Service Desk Analyst
6 57 (9.27%) 2nd Line Support
7 45 (7.32%) Support Engineer
8 39 (6.34%) Desktop Engineer
9 37 (6.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 37 (6.02%) Administrator
10 34 (5.53%) Architect
11 30 (4.88%) 1st Line Support
11 30 (4.88%) Desktop Analyst
12 28 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
13 27 (4.39%) Desktop Support Analyst
14 25 (4.07%) Consultant
15 19 (3.09%) Wintel Engineer
16 17 (2.76%) Systems Administrator
16 17 (2.76%) Server Engineer
17 16 (2.60%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.63%) Application Packaging
2 7 (1.14%) Web Services
2 7 (1.14%) .NET
3 3 (0.49%) Middleware
3 3 (0.49%) LAMP
3 3 (0.49%) ASP.NET
3 3 (0.49%) WCF
3 3 (0.49%) Software Packaging
3 3 (0.49%) jQuery
4 2 (0.33%) WPF
4 2 (0.33%) XMPP
4 2 (0.33%) HTML
4 2 (0.33%) J2EE
5 1 (0.16%) Flash
5 1 (0.16%) CSS
5 1 (0.16%) JSP
5 1 (0.16%) XML
5 1 (0.16%) ODBC
5 1 (0.16%) Java EE
5 1 (0.16%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 89 (14.47%) Blackberry
2 28 (4.55%) Clustering
3 24 (3.90%) Thin Client
3 24 (3.90%) Fat Client
4 22 (3.58%) iPhone
4 22 (3.58%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (2.44%) Replication
6 12 (1.95%) Management Information System
7 11 (1.79%) iPad
8 8 (1.30%) PKI
8 8 (1.30%) NHS
9 6 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.81%) Fixed Income
10 5 (0.81%) CESG
11 4 (0.65%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (0.65%) Computer Science
11 4 (0.65%) Smartphone
12 3 (0.49%) Handset
12 3 (0.49%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 493 (80.16%) Windows
2 213 (34.63%) Windows 7
3 197 (32.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 119 (19.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 92 (14.96%) Windows XP
6 56 (9.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 44 (7.15%) Linux
8 26 (4.23%) Windows 8
9 13 (2.11%) Android
10 11 (1.79%) UNIX
10 11 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (1.63%) Windows 2000 Server
11 10 (1.63%) Windows Vista
12 9 (1.46%) Windows 2000
13 8 (1.30%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.98%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.81%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (0.49%) AIX
17 2 (0.33%) Windows Phone
17 2 (0.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (20.16%) ITIL
2 53 (8.62%) Migration
3 24 (3.90%) Incident Management
4 23 (3.74%) Service Management
5 22 (3.58%) Disaster Recovery
5 22 (3.58%) Problem Management
6 19 (3.09%) Project Management
7 15 (2.44%) Service Delivery
8 14 (2.28%) Change Management
9 12 (1.95%) Information Security
10 11 (1.79%) Business Continuity
10 11 (1.79%) Software Deployment
11 10 (1.63%) Asset Management
12 9 (1.46%) Identity Management
12 9 (1.46%) CRM
12 9 (1.46%) TOGAF
12 9 (1.46%) Time Management
12 9 (1.46%) Performance Management
12 9 (1.46%) Change Control
13 8 (1.30%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 63 (10.24%) SQL
2 61 (9.92%) PowerShell
3 18 (2.93%) VB
4 14 (2.28%) VBScript
5 5 (0.81%) VBA
5 5 (0.81%) Java
6 4 (0.65%) Bash Shell
6 4 (0.65%) JavaScript
6 4 (0.65%) C#
6 4 (0.65%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.49%) C
7 3 (0.49%) Perl
8 2 (0.33%) Korn
9 1 (0.16%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.16%) Python
9 1 (0.16%) C++
9 1 (0.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 48 (7.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (5.04%) MCSE
3 23 (3.74%) Security Cleared
4 15 (2.44%) MCSA
4 15 (2.44%) MCP
5 13 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
5 13 (2.11%) SC Cleared
6 12 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (1.79%) MCITP
8 10 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (1.63%) Citrix Certification
8 10 (1.63%) CCNA
9 9 (1.46%) Degree
10 8 (1.30%) CISSP
11 6 (0.98%) MCTS
11 6 (0.98%) CCA
12 5 (0.81%) DV Cleared
13 4 (0.65%) ISEB
13 4 (0.65%) CCEA
13 4 (0.65%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.25%) SLA
2 11 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (0.98%) QA
5 3 (0.49%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 112 (18.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 88 (14.31%) XenApp
3 44 (7.15%) vSphere
4 31 (5.04%) Hyper-V
5 24 (3.90%) VMware ESX
5 24 (3.90%) XenServer
6 22 (3.58%) XenDesktop
7 19 (3.09%) Microsoft App-V
8 18 (2.93%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (2.28%) Xen
10 12 (1.95%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 10 (1.63%) ISA Server
12 9 (1.46%) VMware Server
12 9 (1.46%) UAG
13 7 (1.14%) NLBS
14 4 (0.65%) vCloud
14 4 (0.65%) NFS
15 3 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (0.49%) Terminal Server
15 3 (0.49%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 102 (16.59%) SCCM
2 36 (5.85%) SCOM
3 16 (2.60%) Backup Exec
4 12 (1.95%) WSUS
5 10 (1.63%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 7 (1.14%) Tivoli
6 7 (1.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 6 (0.98%) HP SIM
7 6 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (0.98%) WMI
8 5 (0.81%) MAILsweeper
9 4 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 4 (0.65%) Nagios
10 3 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.49%) BMC PATROL
10 3 (0.49%) Control-M
10 3 (0.49%) MIMEsweeper
10 3 (0.49%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (0.49%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 270 (43.90%) Microsoft
2 200 (32.52%) VMware
3 186 (30.24%) Citrix
4 73 (11.87%) Cisco
5 66 (10.73%) HP
6 36 (5.85%) IBM
7 30 (4.88%) Oracle
8 24 (3.90%) EMC
9 22 (3.58%) Wyse
9 22 (3.58%) Lotus
10 21 (3.41%) NetApp
10 21 (3.41%) Dell
11 20 (3.25%) Symantec
12 16 (2.60%) CheckPoint
13 15 (2.44%) Juniper
13 15 (2.44%) Bloomberg
13 15 (2.44%) AppSense
13 15 (2.44%) Altiris
14 14 (2.28%) Reuters
15 13 (2.11%) Apple
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Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270.00 - £297.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £320 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Austin Fraser
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Coal IT Services
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City Of London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 23 Per Hour
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
DP Connect
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 days ago