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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 40 31 32
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 1152 1318 1262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 5.20% 5.58% 5.51%
As % of the System Software category 44.72% 57.28% 58.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 773 850 716
Median daily rate £375 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £142 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £310 £275
% change year-on-year
+1.61% +12.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 107 151
Median hourly rate £14.52 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.01% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £22.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
2576 2301 2151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.63% 9.75% 9.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1814 1515 1319
Median daily rate £450 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £203 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 126 158
Median hourly rate £14.04 £18.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.02% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £12.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+21.94% +9.67%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the 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 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 23 July 2016.

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 23 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the London region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -4 196 £425 +17.24% 53
Croydon -21 13 £375 +15.38% 3
Canary Wharf +13 10 £388 +198.07%
Brentford +4 3 £145 +52.63% 1
Hounslow +1 3 £415 +10.66%
Twickenham 0 3 - -
Westminster - 3 £450 -
Chiswick - 3 - -
Enfield +1 2 £150 -28.57%
Uxbridge +1 2 £190 +68.88% 1
Feltham -5 2 £400 - 1
Southwark - 2 £475 - 1
Hammersmith - 2 £120 -
Ilford +3 1 - -
Mayfair +1 1 £400 +29.87%
Chessington -1 1 - -
Romford -2 1 - - 2
Surbiton -2 1 - - 5
Bromley -12 1 £110 -54.63% 1
Carshalton - 1 - -
Dagenham - 1 - -
Paddington - 1 - -
Barnet - 1 - -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 London region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 1587 (72.97%) Windows
2 968 (44.51%) Microsoft
3 731 (33.61%) Windows Server
4 694 (31.91%) VMware
5 517 (23.77%) Citrix
6 462 (21.24%) MS Exchange
7 447 (20.55%) Windows 7
8 439 (20.18%) MS Office
9 432 (19.86%) ITIL
9 432 (19.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 415 (19.08%) VMware Infrastructure
11 405 (18.62%) DNS
12 390 (17.93%) Finance
13 386 (17.75%) MS Excel
14 368 (16.92%) Office 365
15 352 (16.18%) Linux
16 345 (15.86%) Windows Server 2012
17 342 (15.72%) SCCM
18 333 (15.31%) PowerShell
19 316 (14.53%) Migration
20 302 (13.89%) Cisco
21 292 (13.43%) Firewall
22 283 (13.01%) SQL
23 279 (12.83%) SQL Server
24 269 (12.37%) Microsoft Azure
25 219 (10.07%) DHCP
26 212 (9.75%) SAN
27 193 (8.87%) TCP/IP
27 193 (8.87%) Exchange Server 2010
28 190 (8.74%) HP

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in 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
1 462 (21.24%) MS Exchange
2 193 (8.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 186 (8.55%) Skype for Business
4 169 (7.77%) SharePoint
5 110 (5.06%) IIS
6 96 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2013
7 81 (3.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 60 (2.76%) Tomcat
9 56 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2007
10 42 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2003
11 41 (1.89%) Apache
12 36 (1.66%) Confluence
13 28 (1.29%) WebLogic
14 25 (1.15%) IBM Notes
14 25 (1.15%) OpenStack
15 21 (0.97%) WebSphere
16 16 (0.74%) JBoss
17 12 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
18 11 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
19 10 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 439 (20.18%) MS Office
2 386 (17.75%) MS Excel
3 33 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (1.15%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.69%) MS Project
6 7 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.32%) Windchill
7 3 (0.14%) HipChat
8 2 (0.092%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.092%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.046%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.046%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.046%) InDesign
9 1 (0.046%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 28 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.55%) Faxination
3 9 (0.41%) Eikon
4 8 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.32%) RMDS
6 5 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.18%) assyst
7 4 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.14%) BusinessWare
8 3 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.14%) SAP R/3
8 3 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
9 2 (0.092%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.046%) Northgate Housing
10 1 (0.046%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 368 (16.92%) Office 365
2 269 (12.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 141 (6.48%) Azure Active Directory
4 132 (6.07%) Amazon AWS
5 65 (2.99%) IaaS
6 50 (2.30%) Google Apps
7 48 (2.21%) SaaS
8 44 (2.02%) OneDrive
9 41 (1.89%) Yammer
10 36 (1.66%) PaaS
11 27 (1.24%) Mimecast
12 18 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
13 14 (0.64%) Trello
14 4 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
15 3 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
15 3 (0.14%) Amazon S3
15 3 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
16 2 (0.092%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 2 (0.092%) Amazon SQS
16 2 (0.092%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 405 (18.62%) DNS
2 292 (13.43%) Firewall
3 219 (10.07%) DHCP
4 212 (9.75%) SAN
5 193 (8.87%) TCP/IP
6 186 (8.55%) LAN
7 183 (8.41%) WAN
8 153 (7.03%) LDAP
9 119 (5.47%) Skype
10 115 (5.29%) VPN
11 77 (3.54%) Internet
12 71 (3.26%) NAS
13 64 (2.94%) VoIP
13 64 (2.94%) Wireless
14 59 (2.71%) Network Security
15 52 (2.39%) HTTP
16 48 (2.21%) VLAN
17 46 (2.11%) NetScaler
17 46 (2.11%) SSL
18 33 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 279 (12.83%) SQL Server
2 43 (1.98%) Oracle Database
3 34 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 33 (1.52%) DB2
5 30 (1.38%) MySQL
6 27 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
7 20 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
8 19 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
9 18 (0.83%) Big Data
9 18 (0.83%) Hadoop
10 14 (0.64%) Relational Database
11 13 (0.60%) NoSQL
11 13 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 12 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
13 11 (0.51%) MongoDB
14 10 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 9 (0.41%) Azure SQL Database
15 9 (0.41%) Oracle Database 12c
16 8 (0.37%) Oracle Exadata
17 7 (0.32%) GIS
Development Applications
1 67 (3.08%) JIRA
2 60 (2.76%) Git (software)
3 58 (2.67%) Jenkins
4 17 (0.78%) Subversion
5 16 (0.74%) Ant
6 15 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 15 (0.69%) Maven
6 15 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
7 14 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (0.51%) JIRA Agile
8 11 (0.51%) MSI
9 10 (0.46%) Hudson
10 9 (0.41%) Artifactory
10 9 (0.41%) Gerrit
10 9 (0.41%) MSTest
10 9 (0.41%) NUnit
10 9 (0.41%) Selenium
11 8 (0.37%) JUnit
12 7 (0.32%) TeamCity
12 7 (0.32%) Toad
General
1 390 (17.93%) Finance
2 134 (6.16%) Banking
3 79 (3.63%) Law
4 70 (3.22%) Legal
5 59 (2.71%) Retail
6 40 (1.84%) Telecoms
7 28 (1.29%) Back Office
7 28 (1.29%) Financial Institution
8 24 (1.10%) Advertising
8 24 (1.10%) Investment Banking
9 19 (0.87%) Publishing
10 16 (0.74%) Marketing
11 12 (0.55%) Front Office
11 12 (0.55%) Japanese Language
12 10 (0.46%) Billing
13 8 (0.37%) French Language
14 6 (0.28%) Games
14 6 (0.28%) Manufacturing
15 5 (0.23%) Electronics
15 5 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 425 (19.54%) Analyst
2 216 (9.93%) Support Engineer
3 212 (9.75%) Architect
4 190 (8.74%) Support Analyst
5 177 (8.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 168 (7.72%) Service Analyst
7 155 (7.13%) Service Desk Analyst
8 152 (6.99%) Consultant
8 152 (6.99%) Desktop Support
9 148 (6.80%) Administrator
10 147 (6.76%) 2nd Line Support
11 133 (6.11%) Windows Engineer
12 109 (5.01%) IT Support
13 101 (4.64%) Systems Administrator
14 87 (4.00%) Active Directory Engineer
15 86 (3.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 84 (3.86%) 3rd Line Support
17 80 (3.68%) Desktop Engineer
18 78 (3.59%) IT Analyst
19 71 (3.26%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (4.41%) .NET
2 76 (3.49%) HTML
3 66 (3.03%) Web Services
4 29 (1.33%) CSS
4 29 (1.33%) Middleware
5 28 (1.29%) XML
6 27 (1.24%) REST
7 26 (1.20%) JSON
8 23 (1.06%) LAMP
9 22 (1.01%) jQuery
9 22 (1.01%) SailPoint
9 22 (1.01%) SAML
10 19 (0.87%) WCF
11 17 (0.78%) SOAP
12 15 (0.69%) Entity Framework
12 15 (0.69%) J2EE
12 15 (0.69%) RESTful
12 15 (0.69%) XMPP
13 12 (0.55%) ASP.NET
14 11 (0.51%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 162 (7.45%) Data Centre
2 138 (6.34%) Blackberry
3 87 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 85 (3.91%) Clustering
5 76 (3.49%) Management Information System
6 49 (2.25%) Computer Science
7 44 (2.02%) Replication
8 42 (1.93%) Smartphone
9 39 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
10 36 (1.66%) PKI
11 34 (1.56%) Hedge funds
11 34 (1.56%) NHS
12 27 (1.24%) iPhone
13 25 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
14 24 (1.10%) EMC VNX
15 22 (1.01%) Fat Client
15 22 (1.01%) Thin Client
16 21 (0.97%) Public Cloud
17 19 (0.87%) iPad
18 16 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1587 (72.97%) Windows
2 731 (33.61%) Windows Server
3 447 (20.55%) Windows 7
4 432 (19.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 352 (16.18%) Linux
6 345 (15.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 184 (8.46%) Windows Server 2003
8 165 (7.59%) Windows 8
9 157 (7.22%) Unix
10 103 (4.74%) Mac OS X
11 99 (4.55%) Windows 10
12 98 (4.51%) Windows XP
13 66 (3.03%) Android
14 64 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 59 (2.71%) Apple iOS
16 50 (2.30%) Solaris
17 38 (1.75%) CentOS
18 32 (1.47%) AIX
19 27 (1.24%) Ubuntu
20 26 (1.20%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 432 (19.86%) ITIL
2 316 (14.53%) Migration
3 140 (6.44%) Agile Software Development
4 115 (5.29%) Project Management
5 109 (5.01%) Service Management
6 102 (4.69%) Disaster Recovery
7 95 (4.37%) Change Management
8 91 (4.18%) DevOps
9 83 (3.82%) High Availability
10 73 (3.36%) Identity Management
11 71 (3.26%) ITIL V3
11 71 (3.26%) Problem Management
12 67 (3.08%) Incident Management
13 66 (3.03%) Configuration Management
14 65 (2.99%) Information Security
15 63 (2.90%) ITSM
16 60 (2.76%) PRINCE2
17 58 (2.67%) Service Delivery
18 56 (2.57%) Identity Access Management
19 51 (2.34%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 333 (15.31%) PowerShell
2 283 (13.01%) SQL
3 105 (4.83%) Java
3 105 (4.83%) Perl
4 96 (4.41%) Python
5 73 (3.36%) Bash Shell
5 73 (3.36%) JavaScript
6 66 (3.03%) C#
7 49 (2.25%) Shell Script
8 42 (1.93%) PHP
9 34 (1.56%) C
10 33 (1.52%) VB
11 31 (1.43%) Ruby
11 31 (1.43%) VBScript
12 19 (0.87%) T-SQL
13 18 (0.83%) C++
14 11 (0.51%) Groovy
15 10 (0.46%) VBA
16 7 (0.32%) VB.NET
17 5 (0.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 183 (8.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 166 (7.63%) Security Cleared
3 118 (5.43%) Degree
4 117 (5.38%) MCSE
5 106 (4.87%) SC Cleared
6 89 (4.09%) Cisco Certification
7 68 (3.13%) CCNA
8 60 (2.76%) MCP
9 57 (2.62%) MCSA
10 47 (2.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 42 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
12 36 (1.66%) DV Cleared
13 35 (1.61%) CISSP
14 29 (1.33%) CCNP
15 28 (1.29%) MCITP
16 24 (1.10%) MCTS
17 20 (0.92%) PMI Certification
18 19 (0.87%) CISM
19 17 (0.78%) CTC Cleared
20 16 (0.74%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (4.23%) SLA
2 23 (1.06%) QA
3 20 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.46%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
6 7 (0.32%) COBIT
7 5 (0.23%) JSP 440
7 5 (0.23%) PMBOK
8 3 (0.14%) BS7799
8 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.092%) DICOM
9 2 (0.092%) HL7
10 1 (0.046%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.046%) ISO27002
System Software
1 415 (19.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 176 (8.09%) Hyper-V
3 150 (6.90%) XenApp
4 109 (5.01%) vSphere
5 104 (4.78%) VMware ESX
6 78 (3.59%) XenDesktop
7 68 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
8 47 (2.16%) Microsoft App-V
9 42 (1.93%) Virtual Machines
10 31 (1.43%) Docker
11 30 (1.38%) Virtual Servers
12 25 (1.15%) Xen
13 22 (1.01%) BitLocker
13 22 (1.01%) Virtual Desktop
14 21 (0.97%) vCloud
15 20 (0.92%) DFS Replication
15 20 (0.92%) Terminal Services
15 20 (0.92%) VMware Server
16 18 (0.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 15 (0.69%) Samba
Systems Management
1 342 (15.72%) SCCM
2 159 (7.31%) SCOM
3 85 (3.91%) Puppet
4 79 (3.63%) WSUS
5 40 (1.84%) Microsoft Clustering
6 37 (1.70%) Ansible
7 35 (1.61%) Nagios
8 34 (1.56%) Backup Exec
9 30 (1.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 26 (1.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 25 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
12 21 (0.97%) AirWatch
12 21 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
13 19 (0.87%) Casper Suite
13 19 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
14 17 (0.78%) SCVMM
15 16 (0.74%) NetBackup
15 16 (0.74%) Oracle Identity Management
16 14 (0.64%) HP SIM
16 14 (0.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 968 (44.51%) Microsoft
2 694 (31.91%) VMware
3 517 (23.77%) Citrix
4 302 (13.89%) Cisco
5 190 (8.74%) HP
6 150 (6.90%) Oracle
7 124 (5.70%) NetApp
8 122 (5.61%) Dell
9 101 (4.64%) Apple
10 95 (4.37%) Symantec
11 81 (3.72%) IBM
12 77 (3.54%) Red Hat
13 73 (3.36%) Google
14 70 (3.22%) EMC
15 55 (2.53%) Bloomberg
16 49 (2.25%) CheckPoint
17 41 (1.89%) Reuters
18 39 (1.79%) Splunk
19 38 (1.75%) ServiceNow
20 34 (1.56%) Juniper
South West London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £124 - £125 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Simon James IT
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Thebes IT
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Posted: 4 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £110 - £120 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Reed Technology
Rate: £17.00 - £17.20 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £13 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: Up to £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Ebury
Rate: £10.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Southwark
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £10.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
aap3
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Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Intelletec
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £15 - £17 Per Hour
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £400.00 - £500 per day
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South East London
Avance Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £288.64 - £360.80 per day + Excellent
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
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Square One Resources
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London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
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City, London
Premier IT
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East London
IOD Productions Limited
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North London
Sage UK Limited
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London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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