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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 31 36 36
Rank change year-on-year
+5 0
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 282 283 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.16% 4.56% 4.49%
As % of the System Software category 57.09% 57.99% 53.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 180 161
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £135 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £501 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £263 £270
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 42
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £12.00 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.40 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
494 488 529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.04% 7.86% 8.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 330 328
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.46% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 46
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% +7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £12.10 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.10 £30.30 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +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 28 April 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
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 28 April 2015.

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 28 April 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.

1 398 (74.81%) Windows
2 234 (43.98%) Microsoft
3 190 (35.71%) VMware
4 155 (29.14%) MS Exchange
5 142 (26.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 139 (26.13%) Windows 7
7 130 (24.44%) Citrix
8 129 (24.25%) Finance
9 109 (20.49%) VMware Infrastructure
10 106 (19.92%) MS Office
11 98 (18.42%) ITIL
12 83 (15.60%) Windows Server 2003
13 81 (15.23%) MS Excel
14 74 (13.91%) DNS
14 74 (13.91%) Cisco
14 74 (13.91%) Exchange Server 2010
15 70 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
16 69 (12.97%) Windows XP
17 68 (12.78%) Blackberry
18 64 (12.03%) SAN
19 60 (11.28%) SQL
19 60 (11.28%) Migration
20 57 (10.71%) DHCP
21 54 (10.15%) vSphere
22 52 (9.77%) Banking
23 51 (9.59%) SCCM
24 50 (9.40%) Microsoft Certification
24 50 (9.40%) SQL Server
24 50 (9.40%) XenApp
25 48 (9.02%) VPN

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 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
1 155 (29.14%) MS Exchange
2 74 (13.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 46 (8.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 44 (8.27%) Lync
5 38 (7.14%) IIS
6 37 (6.95%) Exchange Server 2007
7 35 (6.58%) SharePoint
8 28 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
9 18 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.94%) WorkSite
11 5 (0.94%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.75%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.75%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.56%) WebSphere Portal
13 3 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (0.56%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.56%) WebLogic Portal
14 2 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 106 (19.92%) MS Office
2 81 (15.23%) MS Excel
3 8 (1.50%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.32%) MS Project
5 5 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.32%) assyst
2 6 (1.13%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.38%) RMDS
5 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.19%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.19%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.19%) Eikon
5 1 (0.19%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 30 (5.64%) Office 365
2 16 (3.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (1.13%) Mimecast
6 3 (0.56%) IaaS
7 2 (0.38%) Google Apps
7 2 (0.38%) SaaS
7 2 (0.38%) PaaS
8 1 (0.19%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 74 (13.91%) DNS
2 64 (12.03%) SAN
3 57 (10.71%) DHCP
4 48 (9.02%) VPN
5 44 (8.27%) LAN
6 43 (8.08%) TCP/IP
7 38 (7.14%) Firewall
8 33 (6.20%) WAN
9 29 (5.45%) LDAP
10 28 (5.26%) NAS
11 24 (4.51%) Internet
12 17 (3.20%) VLAN
13 15 (2.82%) NetScaler
14 14 (2.63%) Wireless
15 10 (1.88%) MPLS
15 10 (1.88%) SSL
16 9 (1.69%) VoIP
17 8 (1.50%) Ethernet
17 8 (1.50%) Kerberos
17 8 (1.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (9.40%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.56%) MySQL
5 3 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.38%) BusinessObjects XI
6 2 (0.38%) IDOL
6 2 (0.38%) DTS
6 2 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.19%) FileMaker
7 1 (0.19%) MS Access
7 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.19%) Big Data
7 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.19%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 7 (1.32%) MSI
2 3 (0.56%) Subversion
3 2 (0.38%) WinDbg
4 1 (0.19%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.19%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.19%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 129 (24.25%) Finance
2 52 (9.77%) Banking
3 24 (4.51%) Investment Banking
4 18 (3.38%) Law
4 18 (3.38%) Legal
5 15 (2.82%) Financial Institution
6 14 (2.63%) Retail
7 12 (2.26%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.50%) Advertising
9 5 (0.94%) Publishing
9 5 (0.94%) Front Office
10 4 (0.75%) Mandarin Language
11 3 (0.56%) Online Betting
11 3 (0.56%) Marketing
12 2 (0.38%) Back Office
12 2 (0.38%) German Language
12 2 (0.38%) Japanese Language
13 1 (0.19%) Swedish Language
13 1 (0.19%) Cantonese Language
13 1 (0.19%) French Language
Job Titles
1 127 (23.87%) Analyst
2 57 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 49 (9.21%) Support Engineer
4 44 (8.27%) Desktop Support
5 38 (7.14%) Support Analyst
6 37 (6.95%) Service Analyst
7 35 (6.58%) Service Desk Analyst
8 34 (6.39%) Desktop Engineer
9 33 (6.20%) 2nd Line Support
10 31 (5.83%) Architect
11 26 (4.89%) Consultant
11 26 (4.89%) Administrator
12 23 (4.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 23 (4.32%) Server Engineer
13 19 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
14 18 (3.38%) Systems Administrator
15 14 (2.63%) Systems Engineer
16 13 (2.44%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 13 (2.44%) Infrastructure Architect
17 12 (2.26%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.76%) .NET
2 10 (1.88%) Web Services
2 10 (1.88%) SailPoint
3 9 (1.69%) Application Packaging
4 6 (1.13%) XML
4 6 (1.13%) HTML
5 5 (0.94%) Middleware
6 3 (0.56%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (0.56%) J2EE
7 2 (0.38%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.38%) SAML
7 2 (0.38%) WCF
7 2 (0.38%) HTML5
8 1 (0.19%) Itk
8 1 (0.19%) LINQ
8 1 (0.19%) RESTful
8 1 (0.19%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.19%) OCX
8 1 (0.19%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.19%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 68 (12.78%) Blackberry
2 29 (5.45%) Clustering
3 26 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (3.20%) Management Information System
4 17 (3.20%) iPhone
5 15 (2.82%) Fat Client
5 15 (2.82%) Thin Client
6 14 (2.63%) Replication
7 12 (2.26%) NHS
8 11 (2.07%) PKI
9 9 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
9 9 (1.69%) Hedge funds
10 8 (1.50%) Handset
11 7 (1.32%) Computer Science
12 6 (1.13%) iPad
13 4 (0.75%) Smartphone
13 4 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.75%) Public Cloud
13 4 (0.75%) EqualLogic
14 3 (0.56%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 398 (74.81%) Windows
2 142 (26.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 139 (26.13%) Windows 7
4 83 (15.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 70 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 69 (12.97%) Windows XP
7 37 (6.95%) Linux
8 33 (6.20%) UNIX
9 26 (4.89%) Windows 8
10 24 (4.51%) Android
11 16 (3.01%) Apple iOS
12 13 (2.44%) Mac OS X
13 10 (1.88%) Windows Vista
14 7 (1.32%) Mac OS
15 6 (1.13%) Windows 2000
15 6 (1.13%) Debian
16 5 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 4 (0.75%) Solaris
17 4 (0.75%) Mac OS X Server
18 3 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (18.42%) ITIL
2 60 (11.28%) Migration
3 24 (4.51%) Service Management
4 22 (4.14%) Change Management
4 22 (4.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 21 (3.95%) Identity Management
5 21 (3.95%) Information Security
6 19 (3.57%) Service Delivery
6 19 (3.57%) Incident Management
7 18 (3.38%) Asset Management
8 16 (3.01%) Project Management
9 13 (2.44%) PRINCE2
10 12 (2.26%) Mobile Device Management
11 11 (2.07%) Software Deployment
11 11 (2.07%) Problem Management
12 10 (1.88%) Release Management
12 10 (1.88%) ITSM
13 8 (1.50%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (1.50%) Configuration Management
13 8 (1.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (11.28%) SQL
2 45 (8.46%) PowerShell
3 19 (3.57%) VBScript
4 11 (2.07%) C#
5 10 (1.88%) Perl
6 9 (1.69%) C
7 8 (1.50%) Java
8 6 (1.13%) Shell Script
9 5 (0.94%) Python
9 5 (0.94%) VB
10 3 (0.56%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.56%) Jython
10 3 (0.56%) PHP
11 2 (0.38%) VBA
12 1 (0.19%) Lua
12 1 (0.19%) C++
12 1 (0.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 50 (9.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (6.39%) MCSE
3 20 (3.76%) Security Cleared
4 19 (3.57%) MCSA
5 18 (3.38%) Degree
6 16 (3.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 13 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
7 13 (2.44%) MCITP
8 12 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (2.07%) MCP
10 9 (1.69%) CISSP
11 8 (1.50%) CCNA
12 7 (1.32%) Citrix Certification
12 7 (1.32%) SC Cleared
13 5 (0.94%) CCNP
14 4 (0.75%) PMP
14 4 (0.75%) PMI Certification
14 4 (0.75%) CISA
14 4 (0.75%) MCTS
14 4 (0.75%) ACTC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.32%) SLA
2 9 (1.69%) QA
3 7 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.75%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.19%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.19%) HL7
5 1 (0.19%) DICOM
5 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 109 (20.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 54 (10.15%) vSphere
3 50 (9.40%) XenApp
4 29 (5.45%) Hyper-V
5 17 (3.20%) Microsoft App-V
5 17 (3.20%) XenDesktop
6 14 (2.63%) VMware Server
7 11 (2.07%) Xen
7 11 (2.07%) VMware ESX
8 7 (1.32%) vCloud
9 5 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.94%) XenServer
9 5 (0.94%) DFS Replication
9 5 (0.94%) Terminal Services
9 5 (0.94%) ISA Server
10 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (0.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.56%) NLBS
11 3 (0.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 51 (9.59%) SCCM
2 23 (4.32%) SCOM
3 10 (1.88%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 9 (1.69%) WSUS
5 8 (1.50%) AirWatch
6 7 (1.32%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 7 (1.32%) Tivoli
7 6 (1.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 6 (1.13%) HP SIM
7 6 (1.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 5 (0.94%) Casper Suite
8 5 (0.94%) Puppet
8 5 (0.94%) Backup Exec
9 4 (0.75%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.56%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.56%) Data Guard
10 3 (0.56%) Nessus
10 3 (0.56%) OpenView
10 3 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 234 (43.98%) Microsoft
2 190 (35.71%) VMware
3 130 (24.44%) Citrix
4 74 (13.91%) Cisco
5 45 (8.46%) HP
6 27 (5.08%) NetApp
7 26 (4.89%) Dell
7 26 (4.89%) Oracle
8 20 (3.76%) Symantec
9 19 (3.57%) IBM
10 18 (3.38%) Apple
11 14 (2.63%) Altiris
12 12 (2.26%) 3PAR
12 12 (2.26%) AppSense
12 12 (2.26%) Red Hat
12 12 (2.26%) Remedy
13 10 (1.88%) McAfee
13 10 (1.88%) Reuters
13 10 (1.88%) Bloomberg
13 10 (1.88%) Cyber-Ark
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