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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 38 40 39
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 1035 984 957
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.84% 4.39% 4.63%
As % of the System Software category 56.31% 56.20% 56.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 619 529 549
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £145 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £263
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 128 137
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 £11.50 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £26.90 £38.50
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
1838 1751 1700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.60% 7.82% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1209 1041 1030
Average daily rate £413 £390 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 138 156
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 £12.50 £12.40 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £38.88 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £15.63
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +4.00%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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
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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 +8 258 £350 +0.71% 90
Croydon -6 17 £400 -6.97% 11
Twickenham 0 10 - -
Uxbridge +2 8 £350 +40.00% 4
Enfield -2 6 - -
Kingston Upon Thames 0 5 £141 -54.80% 1
Bromley +10 4 £195 -44.28%
Feltham - 4 - -
Hounslow - 3 £275 -
Hammersmith +1 2 £150 -
Hayes -1 2 £240 - 1
Ilford -5 2 - -
Chiswick +11 1 - -
Canary Wharf +1 1 £475 +18.75%
Barnet -3 1 £275 +71.87%
Chessington - 1 - - 1
Hillingdon - 1 £135 -
Southwark - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Docklands, London - - - - 1
Mayfair - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Finchley - - - - 1
Coulsdon - - - -
Beckenham - - - - 1
Dagenham - - - - 1
Orpington - - - - 2
Romford - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - - 1
Teddington - - - -
Wembley - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Worcester Park - - - -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 1667 (79.65%) Windows
2 915 (43.72%) Microsoft
3 743 (35.50%) VMware
4 642 (30.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 616 (29.43%) Windows 7
6 558 (26.66%) MS Exchange
7 545 (26.04%) Citrix
8 438 (20.93%) ITIL
9 430 (20.54%) MS Office
10 414 (19.78%) VMware Infrastructure
11 362 (17.30%) Finance
12 358 (17.10%) Windows Server 2003
13 356 (17.01%) Windows Server 2012
14 344 (16.44%) MS Excel
15 300 (14.33%) DNS
16 286 (13.66%) Exchange Server 2010
17 275 (13.14%) Cisco
18 266 (12.71%) Windows XP
19 254 (12.14%) SQL Server
20 246 (11.75%) SCCM
21 244 (11.66%) SQL
22 238 (11.37%) PowerShell
23 226 (10.80%) SAN
24 215 (10.27%) Blackberry
25 212 (10.13%) Microsoft Certification
26 211 (10.08%) Firewall
27 209 (9.99%) Migration
28 195 (9.32%) DHCP
29 187 (8.93%) XenApp
30 180 (8.60%) VPN

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 558 (26.66%) MS Exchange
2 286 (13.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 169 (8.07%) SharePoint
4 157 (7.50%) IIS
5 150 (7.17%) Lync
6 138 (6.59%) Exchange Server 2007
7 132 (6.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 113 (5.40%) Exchange Server 2013
9 93 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2003
10 32 (1.53%) WorkSite
11 29 (1.39%) Office Communications Server
11 29 (1.39%) IBM Notes
12 28 (1.34%) SharePoint 2010
13 25 (1.19%) Tomcat
14 17 (0.81%) Apache
15 16 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
16 8 (0.38%) WebSphere
17 7 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
17 7 (0.33%) Lotus Domino
17 7 (0.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 430 (20.54%) MS Office
2 344 (16.44%) MS Excel
3 26 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (0.96%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.62%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 11 (0.53%) MS Project
7 5 (0.24%) InDesign
8 4 (0.19%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.14%) Quicktime
10 2 (0.096%) Maya
10 2 (0.096%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.096%) CINEMA 4D
10 2 (0.096%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.096%) Final Cut Pro
10 2 (0.096%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.048%) ProjectWise
11 1 (0.048%) PrintSoft PReS
11 1 (0.048%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.048%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 26 (1.24%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.43%) SAP GRC
3 7 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.33%) assyst
4 5 (0.24%) RMDS
5 4 (0.19%) SAP HR
5 4 (0.19%) Remedy AR System
6 3 (0.14%) Agresso
7 2 (0.096%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.096%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.096%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.048%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.048%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.048%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.048%) Eikon
8 1 (0.048%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.048%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.048%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 130 (6.21%) Office 365
2 73 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (1.00%) IaaS
5 9 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (0.43%) Google Apps
6 8 (0.38%) PaaS
7 6 (0.29%) SaaS
8 5 (0.24%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.24%) CloudFront
8 5 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
8 5 (0.24%) ElastiCache
8 5 (0.24%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 5 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.096%) Yammer
10 2 (0.096%) Rackspace Cloud
10 2 (0.096%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 300 (14.33%) DNS
2 226 (10.80%) SAN
3 211 (10.08%) Firewall
4 195 (9.32%) DHCP
5 180 (8.60%) VPN
6 176 (8.41%) TCP/IP
7 170 (8.12%) LAN
8 151 (7.21%) WAN
9 91 (4.35%) LDAP
10 89 (4.25%) NAS
11 77 (3.68%) Internet
12 59 (2.82%) VLAN
13 58 (2.77%) NetScaler
14 51 (2.44%) Network Security
15 47 (2.25%) Wireless
16 44 (2.10%) MPLS
17 43 (2.05%) VoIP
18 33 (1.58%) SSL
19 26 (1.24%) Kerberos
20 21 (1.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 254 (12.14%) SQL Server
2 55 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 23 (1.10%) MySQL
4 23 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 21 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 19 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
7 18 (0.86%) Oracle Database
8 16 (0.76%) Relational Database
9 13 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
10 12 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (0.38%) RDBMS
12 7 (0.33%) EDRMS
12 7 (0.33%) FileMaker
12 7 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (0.33%) Big Data
13 6 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
14 5 (0.24%) Oracle Database 10g
14 5 (0.24%) DTS
15 4 (0.19%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 31 (1.48%) MSI
2 10 (0.48%) Subversion
2 10 (0.48%) TeamCity
3 7 (0.33%) Visual Studio
3 7 (0.33%) InstallShield
3 7 (0.33%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.24%) JIRA
5 4 (0.19%) AdminStudio
5 4 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.14%) Hudson
6 3 (0.14%) GitLab
7 2 (0.096%) NSubstitute
7 2 (0.096%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.096%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (0.096%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.096%) Selenium
8 1 (0.048%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.048%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.048%) Serena SBM
General
1 362 (17.30%) Finance
2 123 (5.88%) Banking
3 72 (3.44%) Law
4 62 (2.96%) Telecoms
5 60 (2.87%) Legal
6 51 (2.44%) Retail
7 43 (2.05%) Investment Banking
8 31 (1.48%) Financial Institution
9 24 (1.15%) Publishing
10 18 (0.86%) French Language
11 17 (0.81%) Advertising
12 15 (0.72%) Marketing
12 15 (0.72%) Back Office
13 8 (0.38%) Japanese Language
14 7 (0.33%) Manufacturing
14 7 (0.33%) Games
15 6 (0.29%) Local Government
15 6 (0.29%) Spanish Language
16 5 (0.24%) Electronics
16 5 (0.24%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 476 (22.74%) Analyst
2 230 (10.99%) Support Engineer
3 204 (9.75%) Desktop Support
4 197 (9.41%) Support Analyst
5 189 (9.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 158 (7.55%) Service Analyst
7 154 (7.36%) 2nd Line Support
7 154 (7.36%) Service Desk Analyst
8 138 (6.59%) Administrator
9 130 (6.21%) Consultant
10 120 (5.73%) Desktop Engineer
11 115 (5.49%) Architect
12 92 (4.40%) 3rd Line Support
13 91 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 80 (3.82%) IT Support
15 79 (3.77%) Server Engineer
15 79 (3.77%) 1st Line Support
16 78 (3.73%) Systems Administrator
17 74 (3.54%) Systems Engineer
18 54 (2.58%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (3.49%) .NET
2 47 (2.25%) Web Services
3 26 (1.24%) HTML
3 26 (1.24%) Application Packaging
4 14 (0.67%) XML
5 11 (0.53%) CSS
6 10 (0.48%) ASP.NET
7 9 (0.43%) HTML5
8 8 (0.38%) J2EE
9 7 (0.33%) .NET Framework
9 7 (0.33%) Java EE
9 7 (0.33%) SailPoint
10 6 (0.29%) jQuery
10 6 (0.29%) Ajax
10 6 (0.29%) LAMP
11 4 (0.19%) Middleware
11 4 (0.19%) Ruby on Rails
11 4 (0.19%) JSON
11 4 (0.19%) Software Packaging
12 3 (0.14%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 215 (10.27%) Blackberry
2 138 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
3 99 (4.73%) Clustering
4 59 (2.82%) Management Information System
5 53 (2.53%) NHS
6 48 (2.29%) iPhone
7 47 (2.25%) Fat Client
7 47 (2.25%) Thin Client
8 39 (1.86%) Replication
9 29 (1.39%) Computer Science
9 29 (1.39%) iPad
10 24 (1.15%) PKI
11 22 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
12 19 (0.91%) Open Source
12 19 (0.91%) Handset
13 18 (0.86%) Hedge funds
14 15 (0.72%) CMDB
15 13 (0.62%) Client/Server
16 12 (0.57%) Statistics
17 9 (0.43%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 1667 (79.65%) Windows
2 642 (30.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 616 (29.43%) Windows 7
4 358 (17.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 356 (17.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 266 (12.71%) Windows XP
7 154 (7.36%) Linux
8 145 (6.93%) Windows 8
9 106 (5.06%) UNIX
10 58 (2.77%) Android
11 55 (2.63%) Mac OS X
12 35 (1.67%) Apple iOS
13 32 (1.53%) Solaris
14 31 (1.48%) Mac OS
15 29 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 27 (1.29%) Ubuntu
17 19 (0.91%) Mac OS X Server
18 17 (0.81%) CentOS
19 16 (0.76%) Windows Vista
20 13 (0.62%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 438 (20.93%) ITIL
2 209 (9.99%) Migration
3 85 (4.06%) Change Management
4 81 (3.87%) Disaster Recovery
5 80 (3.82%) Service Delivery
6 79 (3.77%) Service Management
7 62 (2.96%) Project Management
8 56 (2.68%) Information Security
9 55 (2.63%) Asset Management
10 53 (2.53%) Incident Management
11 51 (2.44%) Identity Management
12 46 (2.20%) ITSM
12 46 (2.20%) DevOps
13 39 (1.86%) Configuration Management
13 39 (1.86%) Problem Management
14 37 (1.77%) PRINCE2
15 32 (1.53%) Time Management
15 32 (1.53%) Capacity Planning
16 31 (1.48%) Stakeholder Management
16 31 (1.48%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 244 (11.66%) SQL
2 238 (11.37%) PowerShell
3 51 (2.44%) VBScript
3 51 (2.44%) Perl
4 50 (2.39%) C#
5 39 (1.86%) Java
6 36 (1.72%) Python
7 33 (1.58%) Shell Script
8 26 (1.24%) VB
9 21 (1.00%) JavaScript
10 17 (0.81%) Ruby
11 16 (0.76%) Bash Shell
11 16 (0.76%) C
12 11 (0.53%) VBA
13 10 (0.48%) PL/SQL
14 8 (0.38%) VB.NET
14 8 (0.38%) T-SQL
14 8 (0.38%) VB6
15 7 (0.33%) C++
16 6 (0.29%) PHP
Qualifications
1 212 (10.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 138 (6.59%) MCSE
3 114 (5.45%) Security Cleared
4 77 (3.68%) MCITP
5 75 (3.58%) Degree
5 75 (3.58%) SC Cleared
6 54 (2.58%) Cisco Certification
7 53 (2.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 50 (2.39%) MCSA
9 48 (2.29%) MCP
10 43 (2.05%) CCNA
11 32 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
12 31 (1.48%) Citrix Certification
13 28 (1.34%) MCTS
14 26 (1.24%) DV Cleared
15 24 (1.15%) CISSP
16 21 (1.00%) CCA
17 17 (0.81%) CCNP
18 14 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 13 (0.62%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (6.26%) SLA
2 18 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (0.67%) QA
4 7 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.29%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.096%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.096%) PMBOK
6 2 (0.096%) COBIT
6 2 (0.096%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.096%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.048%) BS7799
7 1 (0.048%) HL7
7 1 (0.048%) DICOM
System Software
1 414 (19.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 187 (8.93%) XenApp
3 175 (8.36%) vSphere
4 131 (6.26%) Hyper-V
5 87 (4.16%) XenDesktop
6 76 (3.63%) VMware ESX
7 65 (3.11%) Microsoft App-V
8 33 (1.58%) Terminal Services
8 33 (1.58%) VMware ESXi
9 25 (1.19%) vCloud
9 25 (1.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 25 (1.19%) Xen
10 22 (1.05%) VMware Server
11 19 (0.91%) ISA Server
12 17 (0.81%) DFS Replication
13 15 (0.72%) UAG
13 15 (0.72%) XenServer
13 15 (0.72%) Samba
14 14 (0.67%) Terminal Server
15 13 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 246 (11.75%) SCCM
2 92 (4.40%) SCOM
3 41 (1.96%) WSUS
4 35 (1.67%) Backup Exec
5 26 (1.24%) NetBackup
6 25 (1.19%) Puppet
7 17 (0.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 17 (0.81%) EdgeSight
8 16 (0.76%) HP SIM
9 14 (0.67%) Casper Suite
9 14 (0.67%) Tivoli
10 13 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 13 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
11 11 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
12 10 (0.48%) Nagios
13 8 (0.38%) SCOrch
13 8 (0.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 7 (0.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 7 (0.33%) Oracle Identity Manager
15 6 (0.29%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 915 (43.72%) Microsoft
2 743 (35.50%) VMware
3 545 (26.04%) Citrix
4 275 (13.14%) Cisco
5 172 (8.22%) HP
6 96 (4.59%) NetApp
7 95 (4.54%) Apple
8 87 (4.16%) Dell
9 74 (3.54%) Symantec
10 69 (3.30%) Oracle
11 57 (2.72%) EMC
12 53 (2.53%) IBM
12 53 (2.53%) Remedy
13 52 (2.48%) Bloomberg
14 50 (2.39%) Altiris
15 46 (2.20%) Red Hat
16 44 (2.10%) AppSense
17 43 (2.05%) McAfee
18 37 (1.77%) Reuters
19 33 (1.58%) F5
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