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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 39 28 32
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 160 322 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 4.73% 5.91% 4.82%
As % of the System Software category 44.08% 60.75% 58.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 231 193
Median daily rate £413 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £200 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 27 29
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.80 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.53 £25.00 £24.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +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
363 530 495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.73% 9.73% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 393 347
Median daily rate £450 £395 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.92% +9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £240 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 34 29
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.83 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.77% +8.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £28.30 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.83 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+12.92% +6.82%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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.

1 225 (72.58%) Windows
2 125 (40.32%) Microsoft
3 109 (35.16%) Windows Server
4 107 (34.52%) VMware
5 94 (30.32%) Finance
6 87 (28.06%) ITIL
7 85 (27.42%) Citrix
8 69 (22.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 68 (21.94%) VMware Infrastructure
10 67 (21.61%) Windows 7
10 67 (21.61%) DNS
11 62 (20.00%) MS Office
12 56 (18.06%) MS Exchange
13 55 (17.74%) PowerShell
14 54 (17.42%) SCCM
15 53 (17.10%) Migration
16 51 (16.45%) Linux
17 50 (16.13%) SQL Server
18 47 (15.16%) Windows Server 2012
19 42 (13.55%) MS Excel
20 40 (12.90%) Firewall
21 39 (12.58%) Microsoft Certification
22 35 (11.29%) Windows Server 2003
22 35 (11.29%) Data Centre
23 34 (10.97%) HP
23 34 (10.97%) Banking
24 33 (10.65%) DHCP
24 33 (10.65%) Unix
25 32 (10.32%) SQL
25 32 (10.32%) TCP/IP

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 56 (18.06%) MS Exchange
2 31 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 23 (7.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (7.10%) Exchange Server 2013
4 22 (7.10%) Skype for Business
5 20 (6.45%) IIS
6 12 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 10 (3.23%) Confluence
8 6 (1.94%) Apache
8 6 (1.94%) IBM Notes
8 6 (1.94%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.29%) OpenStack
9 4 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (1.29%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.97%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.97%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (0.97%) Zimbra
11 2 (0.65%) JBoss
11 2 (0.65%) Node.js
Applications
1 62 (20.00%) MS Office
2 42 (13.55%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.97%) MS Project
3 3 (0.97%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.32%) HipChat
4 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.65%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.65%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 31 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (9.68%) Office 365
3 21 (6.77%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (6.45%) Azure Active Directory
5 11 (3.55%) IaaS
6 9 (2.90%) PaaS
7 8 (2.58%) SaaS
8 7 (2.26%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (2.26%) Yammer
9 6 (1.94%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.65%) GitHub
10 2 (0.65%) Google Apps
10 2 (0.65%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.32%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 67 (21.61%) DNS
2 40 (12.90%) Firewall
3 33 (10.65%) DHCP
4 32 (10.32%) SAN
4 32 (10.32%) TCP/IP
5 25 (8.06%) LAN
5 25 (8.06%) LDAP
5 25 (8.06%) WAN
6 22 (7.10%) VPN
7 15 (4.84%) Internet
8 12 (3.87%) DMZ
8 12 (3.87%) NAS
9 10 (3.23%) Skype
10 7 (2.26%) Kerberos
10 7 (2.26%) NetScaler
10 7 (2.26%) Network Security
11 6 (1.94%) HTTP
11 6 (1.94%) iSCSI
12 5 (1.61%) SMTP
13 4 (1.29%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.61%) Hadoop
3 5 (1.61%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.29%) Big Data
5 3 (0.97%) DB2
5 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.65%) MySQL
6 2 (0.65%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.65%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.32%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.32%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.32%) Impala
7 1 (0.32%) Mahout
7 1 (0.32%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 14 (4.52%) JIRA
2 12 (3.87%) Git (software)
3 10 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 9 (2.90%) Jenkins
4 9 (2.90%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (1.61%) Artifactory
5 5 (1.61%) MSI
6 3 (0.97%) AdminStudio
6 3 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.97%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.65%) GitLab
7 2 (0.65%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.65%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.32%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 94 (30.32%) Finance
2 34 (10.97%) Banking
3 12 (3.87%) Advertising
4 11 (3.55%) Law
5 9 (2.90%) Legal
6 6 (1.94%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.94%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.61%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.29%) Back Office
8 4 (1.29%) French Language
9 3 (0.97%) Retail
10 2 (0.65%) Front Office
10 2 (0.65%) Publishing
11 1 (0.32%) Electronics
11 1 (0.32%) Interactive Media
11 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 60 (19.35%) Analyst
2 27 (8.71%) Administrator
2 27 (8.71%) Desktop Support
3 26 (8.39%) Support Analyst
4 22 (7.10%) Support Engineer
5 20 (6.45%) Architect
6 19 (6.13%) Windows Engineer
7 16 (5.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 16 (5.16%) Service Analyst
8 15 (4.84%) Service Desk Analyst
9 13 (4.19%) 2nd Line Support
9 13 (4.19%) 3rd Line Support
9 13 (4.19%) IT Support
10 12 (3.87%) Citrix Analyst
10 12 (3.87%) Desktop Analyst
10 12 (3.87%) IT Analyst
10 12 (3.87%) Project Manager
11 11 (3.55%) Consultant
11 11 (3.55%) Desktop Engineer
11 11 (3.55%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.10%) .NET
2 14 (4.52%) HTML
3 8 (2.58%) Web Services
4 6 (1.94%) Middleware
4 6 (1.94%) XML
5 5 (1.61%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.97%) Ajax
6 3 (0.97%) CSS
6 3 (0.97%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (0.97%) XML Messaging
7 2 (0.65%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.65%) WAP
7 2 (0.65%) ZeroMQ
8 1 (0.32%) ELK Stack
8 1 (0.32%) Flask
8 1 (0.32%) J2EE
8 1 (0.32%) ODBC
8 1 (0.32%) REST
8 1 (0.32%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.32%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 35 (11.29%) Data Centre
2 24 (7.74%) Blackberry
3 16 (5.16%) NHS
4 12 (3.87%) Clustering
4 12 (3.87%) Management Information System
4 12 (3.87%) Smartphone
5 9 (2.90%) Fat Client
5 9 (2.90%) Thin Client
6 8 (2.58%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (1.94%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.94%) PKI
7 6 (1.94%) Public Cloud
7 6 (1.94%) Replication
8 5 (1.61%) Hedge funds
9 4 (1.29%) BYOD
9 4 (1.29%) Device Driver
10 3 (0.97%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.97%) Cryptography
10 3 (0.97%) iPhone
10 3 (0.97%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 225 (72.58%) Windows
2 109 (35.16%) Windows Server
3 69 (22.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 67 (21.61%) Windows 7
5 51 (16.45%) Linux
6 47 (15.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 35 (11.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 33 (10.65%) Unix
9 13 (4.19%) Windows 2000 Server
10 12 (3.87%) Windows XP
11 11 (3.55%) Windows 8
12 8 (2.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (2.26%) AIX
13 7 (2.26%) Apple iOS
13 7 (2.26%) CentOS
13 7 (2.26%) Mac OS X
13 7 (2.26%) Windows 10
14 6 (1.94%) Android
15 5 (1.61%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.97%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (28.06%) ITIL
2 53 (17.10%) Migration
3 25 (8.06%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (6.77%) High Availability
5 19 (6.13%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (6.13%) DevOps
5 19 (6.13%) Disaster Recovery
6 18 (5.81%) ITIL V3
7 17 (5.48%) Change Management
8 14 (4.52%) Data Management
8 14 (4.52%) Problem Management
8 14 (4.52%) Project Management
9 13 (4.19%) Incident Management
9 13 (4.19%) Service Management
10 12 (3.87%) Continuous Delivery
10 12 (3.87%) Identity Management
10 12 (3.87%) Service Delivery
11 11 (3.55%) BCP
12 10 (3.23%) Configuration Management
13 9 (2.90%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 55 (17.74%) PowerShell
2 32 (10.32%) SQL
3 17 (5.48%) Java
3 17 (5.48%) Perl
4 15 (4.84%) C#
5 14 (4.52%) Bash Shell
5 14 (4.52%) Python
6 10 (3.23%) VBScript
7 7 (2.26%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.61%) VB
9 4 (1.29%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.97%) C
10 3 (0.97%) C++
10 3 (0.97%) PHP
10 3 (0.97%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.65%) Groovy
11 2 (0.65%) Korn
11 2 (0.65%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.32%) Ruby
12 1 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 39 (12.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (10.00%) MCSE
3 19 (6.13%) Security Cleared
4 14 (4.52%) MCP
5 13 (4.19%) DV Cleared
5 13 (4.19%) MCDST
6 12 (3.87%) Degree
7 8 (2.58%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (2.26%) CCNA
8 7 (2.26%) CISSP
8 7 (2.26%) MCITP
8 7 (2.26%) PMI Certification
9 6 (1.94%) MCTS
9 6 (1.94%) PMP
10 5 (1.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (1.61%) MCSA
10 5 (1.61%) SC Cleared
11 3 (0.97%) CCNP
11 3 (0.97%) RHCA
11 3 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.19%) SLA
2 4 (1.29%) QA
3 3 (0.97%) ISO15022
3 3 (0.97%) ISO20022
3 3 (0.97%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.65%) COBIT
5 1 (0.32%) COSO
5 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.32%) RMADS
System Software
1 68 (21.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (10.32%) XenApp
3 17 (5.48%) VMware ESXi
4 15 (4.84%) vSphere
5 14 (4.52%) Hyper-V
6 12 (3.87%) Docker
6 12 (3.87%) XenDesktop
7 10 (3.23%) VMware ESX
8 7 (2.26%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (2.26%) Terminal Services
9 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (1.29%) NFS
10 3 (0.97%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.97%) Terminal Server
10 3 (0.97%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.65%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.65%) UAG
11 2 (0.65%) Xen
11 2 (0.65%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 54 (17.42%) SCCM
2 22 (7.10%) SCOM
3 19 (6.13%) Puppet
4 12 (3.87%) Ansible
5 8 (2.58%) HP SIM
6 7 (2.26%) Nagios
7 6 (1.94%) Backup Exec
7 6 (1.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 5 (1.61%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (1.29%) BladeLogic
9 4 (1.29%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (1.29%) SCOrch
9 4 (1.29%) SCVMM
9 4 (1.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (0.97%) AirWatch
10 3 (0.97%) IBM BigFix
10 3 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.97%) vMotion
10 3 (0.97%) Windows Intune
10 3 (0.97%) WSUS
Vendors
1 125 (40.32%) Microsoft
2 107 (34.52%) VMware
3 85 (27.42%) Citrix
4 34 (10.97%) HP
5 28 (9.03%) Cisco
6 26 (8.39%) Dell
7 20 (6.45%) IBM
8 19 (6.13%) Splunk
9 18 (5.81%) Oracle
10 17 (5.48%) NetApp
11 16 (5.16%) Symantec
12 13 (4.19%) Cyber-Ark
13 12 (3.87%) Red Hat
14 11 (3.55%) Bloomberg
14 11 (3.55%) Intel Security
15 8 (2.58%) Reuters
16 6 (1.94%) Lotus
16 6 (1.94%) TOWER Software
17 5 (1.61%) Apple
17 5 (1.61%) Juniper
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