The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 24 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 36 36 41
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 1082 1101 938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.86% 4.66% 4.27%
As % of the System Software category 56.27% 57.52% 53.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 665 633 524
Average daily rate
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£305 £325 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.15% +6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £131 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £265
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 134 141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.23 £25.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Active Directory
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1923 1914 1752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.63% 8.10% 7.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1294 1171 1064
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 143 154
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.32 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% -8.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.15 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £32.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in London

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Active Directory across the London region.

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in London

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the London region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in London

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the London region.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in London

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the London region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the London region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +5 287 £325 - 87
Croydon -12 13 £375 - 5
Twickenham -2 7 - -
Uxbridge -2 7 £300 - 3
Kingston Upon Thames +2 5 £145 -58.61% 1
Enfield -2 5 - - 3
Bromley +11 4 £275 -21.42% 1
Wembley +1 3 £115 -45.23% 4
Hounslow -1 3 £275 - 1
Feltham - 3 - -
Romford 0 2 - -
Hayes -1 2 £240 -
Ilford -4 2 - -
Docklands, London -5 2 £384 -20.05%
Barnet -2 1 £275 +71.87%
Canary Wharf -6 1 £475 +120.93%
Hammersmith -7 1 £150 - 1
Ealing - 1 £275 -
Hillingdon - 1 £135 -
Lewisham - 1 - - 1
Southwark - 1 - - 1
South Croydon - 1 - -
Chessington - 1 - - 1
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 1641 (79.58%) Windows
2 888 (43.06%) Microsoft
3 755 (36.61%) VMware
4 606 (29.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 594 (28.81%) Windows 7
6 541 (26.24%) MS Exchange
7 516 (25.02%) Citrix
8 450 (21.82%) ITIL
9 423 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
10 420 (20.37%) MS Office
11 359 (17.41%) Finance
12 356 (17.26%) Windows Server 2012
13 338 (16.39%) MS Excel
14 322 (15.62%) Windows Server 2003
15 294 (14.26%) Cisco
16 287 (13.92%) DNS
17 262 (12.71%) Exchange Server 2010
18 257 (12.46%) SQL Server
19 255 (12.37%) SQL
20 235 (11.40%) SCCM
21 226 (10.96%) PowerShell
22 224 (10.86%) Windows XP
23 222 (10.77%) Firewall
24 217 (10.52%) Microsoft Certification
25 215 (10.43%) SAN
26 214 (10.38%) Migration
27 191 (9.26%) Blackberry
28 188 (9.12%) DHCP
29 183 (8.87%) VPN
30 182 (8.83%) LAN

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 541 (26.24%) MS Exchange
2 262 (12.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 160 (7.76%) SharePoint
4 157 (7.61%) IIS
5 153 (7.42%) Lync
6 117 (5.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 105 (5.09%) Exchange Server 2007
8 99 (4.80%) Exchange Server 2013
9 74 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2003
10 27 (1.31%) WorkSite
11 25 (1.21%) Office Communications Server
11 25 (1.21%) SharePoint 2010
12 21 (1.02%) Tomcat
13 19 (0.92%) WebSphere
14 18 (0.87%) IBM Notes
15 15 (0.73%) Apache
16 14 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
17 12 (0.58%) OpenStack
18 11 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
19 7 (0.34%) WebLogic
Applications
1 420 (20.37%) MS Office
2 338 (16.39%) MS Excel
3 28 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
3 28 (1.36%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.63%) MS Project
4 13 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.24%) InDesign
7 4 (0.19%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.15%) Quicktime
9 2 (0.097%) CINEMA 4D
9 2 (0.097%) Final Cut Pro
9 2 (0.097%) Maya
10 1 (0.048%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.048%) Shockwave
10 1 (0.048%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.048%) PaintShop Pro
10 1 (0.048%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 26 (1.26%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.44%) SAP GRC
3 7 (0.34%) assyst
4 5 (0.24%) RMDS
4 5 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.19%) Remedy AR System
5 4 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.19%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.097%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.097%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.097%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.097%) Agresso
7 1 (0.048%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.048%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.048%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.048%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.048%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.048%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 136 (6.60%) Office 365
2 79 (3.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (0.97%) IaaS
5 12 (0.58%) Google Apps
6 11 (0.53%) Mimecast
6 11 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (0.48%) SaaS
7 10 (0.48%) PaaS
8 9 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.24%) CloudFront
9 5 (0.24%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (0.24%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 5 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.15%) IBM SmartCloud
11 3 (0.15%) Google Drive
12 2 (0.097%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 287 (13.92%) DNS
2 222 (10.77%) Firewall
3 215 (10.43%) SAN
4 188 (9.12%) DHCP
5 183 (8.87%) VPN
6 182 (8.83%) LAN
7 177 (8.58%) TCP/IP
8 158 (7.66%) WAN
9 88 (4.27%) LDAP
10 84 (4.07%) NAS
11 75 (3.64%) VLAN
12 71 (3.44%) Internet
13 63 (3.06%) Network Security
14 55 (2.67%) NetScaler
15 50 (2.42%) MPLS
16 41 (1.99%) Wireless
17 37 (1.79%) VoIP
18 36 (1.75%) SSL
19 24 (1.16%) Kerberos
20 23 (1.12%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 257 (12.46%) SQL Server
2 49 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (0.97%) MySQL
5 19 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 19 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
6 15 (0.73%) Oracle Database
7 13 (0.63%) Big Data
8 12 (0.58%) Relational Database
9 9 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (0.24%) FileMaker
12 5 (0.24%) DTS
13 4 (0.19%) HBase
13 4 (0.19%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.19%) IDOL
13 4 (0.19%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 30 (1.45%) MSI
2 10 (0.48%) Subversion
2 10 (0.48%) TeamCity
3 8 (0.39%) InstallShield
4 7 (0.34%) Visual Studio
4 7 (0.34%) JIRA
5 6 (0.29%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.24%) AdminStudio
7 3 (0.15%) Hudson
7 3 (0.15%) WinDbg
7 3 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.15%) Selenium
7 3 (0.15%) GitLab
8 2 (0.097%) NSubstitute
8 2 (0.097%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.097%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.097%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (0.048%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.048%) Serena SBM
9 1 (0.048%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 359 (17.41%) Finance
2 119 (5.77%) Banking
3 66 (3.20%) Law
4 58 (2.81%) Legal
5 53 (2.57%) Retail
5 53 (2.57%) Telecoms
6 47 (2.28%) Investment Banking
7 29 (1.41%) Financial Institution
8 21 (1.02%) Publishing
9 16 (0.78%) French Language
10 15 (0.73%) Advertising
11 14 (0.68%) Back Office
12 13 (0.63%) Marketing
13 9 (0.44%) Japanese Language
14 7 (0.34%) Manufacturing
14 7 (0.34%) Front Office
14 7 (0.34%) Local Government
14 7 (0.34%) Spanish Language
15 5 (0.24%) Games
15 5 (0.24%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 451 (21.87%) Analyst
2 223 (10.81%) Support Engineer
3 198 (9.60%) Desktop Support
4 187 (9.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 181 (8.78%) Support Analyst
6 157 (7.61%) 2nd Line Support
7 147 (7.13%) Service Analyst
8 144 (6.98%) Service Desk Analyst
9 142 (6.89%) Administrator
10 117 (5.67%) Architect
11 113 (5.48%) Consultant
12 112 (5.43%) Desktop Engineer
13 93 (4.51%) 3rd Line Support
14 90 (4.36%) Systems Administrator
14 90 (4.36%) Server Engineer
15 85 (4.12%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 78 (3.78%) Systems Engineer
17 77 (3.73%) 1st Line Support
18 68 (3.30%) IT Support
19 47 (2.28%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (3.59%) .NET
2 54 (2.62%) Web Services
3 28 (1.36%) HTML
4 25 (1.21%) Application Packaging
5 19 (0.92%) XML
6 13 (0.63%) ASP.NET
7 12 (0.58%) CSS
8 11 (0.53%) HTML5
9 10 (0.48%) SailPoint
9 10 (0.48%) Middleware
10 8 (0.39%) J2EE
11 7 (0.34%) Java EE
12 6 (0.29%) .NET Framework
12 6 (0.29%) JSON
12 6 (0.29%) LAMP
13 5 (0.24%) Ajax
13 5 (0.24%) jQuery
14 4 (0.19%) Software Packaging
14 4 (0.19%) WCF
14 4 (0.19%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 191 (9.26%) Blackberry
2 128 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
3 98 (4.75%) Clustering
4 58 (2.81%) Management Information System
5 54 (2.62%) iPhone
6 52 (2.52%) NHS
7 42 (2.04%) Fat Client
7 42 (2.04%) Thin Client
8 38 (1.84%) PKI
9 33 (1.60%) Replication
10 29 (1.41%) Computer Science
11 28 (1.36%) Public Cloud
12 26 (1.26%) iPad
13 23 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
14 19 (0.92%) Open Source
15 18 (0.87%) Hedge funds
15 18 (0.87%) Client/Server
16 17 (0.82%) Handset
17 14 (0.68%) CMDB
18 13 (0.63%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1641 (79.58%) Windows
2 606 (29.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 594 (28.81%) Windows 7
4 356 (17.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 322 (15.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 224 (10.86%) Windows XP
7 172 (8.34%) Linux
8 143 (6.94%) Windows 8
9 104 (5.04%) UNIX
10 65 (3.15%) Android
11 58 (2.81%) Mac OS X
12 39 (1.89%) Apple iOS
13 34 (1.65%) Solaris
14 33 (1.60%) Mac OS
15 27 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 24 (1.16%) Ubuntu
17 17 (0.82%) Mac OS X Server
17 17 (0.82%) CentOS
17 17 (0.82%) Windows Vista
18 14 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 450 (21.82%) ITIL
2 214 (10.38%) Migration
3 86 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
4 83 (4.03%) Service Management
5 78 (3.78%) Change Management
6 77 (3.73%) Service Delivery
7 75 (3.64%) Project Management
8 59 (2.86%) Information Security
9 52 (2.52%) Asset Management
10 49 (2.38%) PRINCE2
10 49 (2.38%) DevOps
11 47 (2.28%) Incident Management
11 47 (2.28%) Identity Management
12 45 (2.18%) ITSM
13 43 (2.09%) Problem Management
14 34 (1.65%) Stakeholder Management
14 34 (1.65%) Capacity Planning
14 34 (1.65%) Load Balancing
15 33 (1.60%) Configuration Management
16 28 (1.36%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 255 (12.37%) SQL
2 226 (10.96%) PowerShell
3 53 (2.57%) Perl
4 51 (2.47%) VBScript
5 50 (2.42%) C#
6 41 (1.99%) Python
7 38 (1.84%) Java
8 34 (1.65%) Shell Script
9 31 (1.50%) VB
10 23 (1.12%) JavaScript
11 19 (0.92%) C
12 17 (0.82%) Ruby
13 16 (0.78%) Bash Shell
14 10 (0.48%) VBA
15 8 (0.39%) VB6
16 7 (0.34%) C++
16 7 (0.34%) PHP
17 6 (0.29%) PL/SQL
17 6 (0.29%) VB.NET
17 6 (0.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 217 (10.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 149 (7.23%) MCSE
3 116 (5.63%) Security Cleared
4 79 (3.83%) MCITP
5 77 (3.73%) SC Cleared
6 75 (3.64%) Degree
7 64 (3.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 62 (3.01%) Cisco Certification
9 55 (2.67%) MCSA
10 47 (2.28%) CCNA
11 45 (2.18%) MCP
12 33 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
13 30 (1.45%) Citrix Certification
14 27 (1.31%) CISSP
15 26 (1.26%) DV Cleared
16 23 (1.12%) MCTS
17 20 (0.97%) CCNP
18 19 (0.92%) CCA
19 13 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 11 (0.53%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (6.30%) SLA
2 25 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (0.63%) QA
4 12 (0.58%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.097%) PMBOK
6 2 (0.097%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.097%) COBIT
6 2 (0.097%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.048%) BS7799
7 1 (0.048%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.048%) GxP
7 1 (0.048%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.048%) HL7
7 1 (0.048%) DICOM
System Software
1 423 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 177 (8.58%) vSphere
3 166 (8.05%) XenApp
4 135 (6.55%) Hyper-V
5 77 (3.73%) VMware ESX
6 75 (3.64%) XenDesktop
7 58 (2.81%) Microsoft App-V
8 36 (1.75%) Terminal Services
9 33 (1.60%) vCloud
10 31 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
11 25 (1.21%) Xen
12 19 (0.92%) VMware Server
13 16 (0.78%) Samba
13 16 (0.78%) ISA Server
14 15 (0.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 15 (0.73%) XenServer
15 13 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
15 13 (0.63%) UAG
16 12 (0.58%) NLBS
16 12 (0.58%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 235 (11.40%) SCCM
2 84 (4.07%) SCOM
3 40 (1.94%) WSUS
4 29 (1.41%) Backup Exec
5 25 (1.21%) Puppet
6 17 (0.82%) NetBackup
7 15 (0.73%) Casper Suite
8 13 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 13 (0.63%) Tivoli
8 13 (0.63%) AirWatch
9 12 (0.58%) EdgeSight
9 12 (0.58%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 12 (0.58%) HP SIM
9 12 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
9 12 (0.58%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 10 (0.48%) Nagios
11 8 (0.39%) SCOrch
11 8 (0.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 7 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
12 7 (0.34%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 888 (43.06%) Microsoft
2 755 (36.61%) VMware
3 516 (25.02%) Citrix
4 294 (14.26%) Cisco
5 164 (7.95%) HP
6 111 (5.38%) NetApp
7 94 (4.56%) Apple
8 85 (4.12%) Dell
9 69 (3.35%) Oracle
10 62 (3.01%) IBM
11 59 (2.86%) EMC
12 58 (2.81%) Symantec
13 54 (2.62%) Remedy
14 44 (2.13%) Bloomberg
15 42 (2.04%) CheckPoint
16 41 (1.99%) Red Hat
17 39 (1.89%) F5
18 37 (1.79%) McAfee
19 35 (1.70%) Juniper
20 34 (1.65%) AppSense
London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £230 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
North West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
North West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £120 - £160 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Harrington Starr
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £340 - £380 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
PCR
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
Premier IT
Rate: £160 - £180 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £100 - £150 per day + negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £10 - £13 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £10 - £11 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £230 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago