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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 40 37 39
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 987 1029 933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.70% 4.71% 4.76%
As % of the System Software category 52.72% 54.56% 56.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 607 614 486
Average daily rate
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£315 £350 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £155 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £296 £252 £275
% change year-on-year
+17.46% -8.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 104 184
Average hourly rate £16.72 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.15 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £24.00 £32.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
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
1872 1886 1646
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.92% 8.64% 8.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1230 1170 945
Average daily rate £400 £380 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £230 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 109 215
Average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.64% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.60 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.13 £25.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

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 January 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 January 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 January 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 0 250 £350 +7.69% 103
Croydon +1 14 £375 -16.66% 3
Twickenham +5 6 - -
Bromley +3 6 £195 +129.41%
Kingston Upon Thames -7 6 £125 -60.00% 1
Enfield - 6 - - 3
Hammersmith - 5 - - 1
Chiswick +11 3 £150 -18.91% 2
Canary Wharf +4 3 - -
Chessington +2 3 £150 - 3
Uxbridge -1 3 £350 - 3
Docklands, London +7 1 £450 -10.00% 2
Greenwich +4 1 £98 -72.53%
Feltham +3 1 - - 2
Wimbledon +1 1 £160 -46.66%
Hounslow -1 1 £180 +20.00% 1
Ealing -1 1 - -
Westminster - 1 - - 1
Ilford - - - -
Hillingdon - - - -
Grays - - - -
Greenford - - - -
Harrow - - - - 2
Hayes - - - -
Wembley - - - - 1
Worcester Park - - - - 1
Coulsdon - - - -
Edgware - - - - 1
Carshalton - - - -
Barnet - - - - 1
Beckenham - - - -
Morden - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Romford - - - - 2
Sidcup - - - - 2
Stanmore - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 1
Teddington - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 1782 (80.63%) Windows
2 983 (44.48%) Microsoft
3 788 (35.66%) VMware
4 677 (30.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 660 (29.86%) Windows 7
6 603 (27.29%) MS Exchange
7 590 (26.70%) Citrix
8 515 (23.30%) MS Office
9 479 (21.67%) ITIL
10 438 (19.82%) VMware Infrastructure
11 425 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
12 406 (18.37%) Finance
13 392 (17.74%) MS Excel
14 365 (16.52%) Windows XP
14 365 (16.52%) DNS
15 344 (15.57%) Exchange Server 2010
16 310 (14.03%) Cisco
17 296 (13.39%) Windows Server 2012
18 282 (12.76%) SCCM
19 276 (12.49%) SAN
20 267 (12.08%) Blackberry
21 253 (11.45%) SQL
21 253 (11.45%) PowerShell
22 248 (11.22%) DHCP
23 239 (10.81%) SQL Server
24 232 (10.50%) Firewall
25 228 (10.32%) XenApp
26 225 (10.18%) Migration
27 221 (10.00%) HP
28 214 (9.68%) vSphere

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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
1 603 (27.29%) MS Exchange
2 344 (15.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 198 (8.96%) SharePoint
4 166 (7.51%) IIS
4 166 (7.51%) Exchange Server 2007
5 158 (7.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 142 (6.43%) Lync
7 125 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2003
8 100 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2013
9 47 (2.13%) IBM Notes
10 40 (1.81%) SharePoint 2010
11 36 (1.63%) Office Communications Server
12 33 (1.49%) WorkSite
13 28 (1.27%) Tomcat
14 25 (1.13%) Apache
14 25 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
15 14 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
16 7 (0.32%) OpenStack
16 7 (0.32%) Lotus Domino
17 6 (0.27%) LiveLink
Applications
1 515 (23.30%) MS Office
2 392 (17.74%) MS Excel
3 36 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (1.13%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.45%) MS Project
6 5 (0.23%) PowerPivot
6 5 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.090%) Quicktime
8 2 (0.090%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.090%) InDesign
8 2 (0.090%) Maya
8 2 (0.090%) CINEMA 4D
8 2 (0.090%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.090%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.045%) ProjectWise
9 1 (0.045%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.045%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 21 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.41%) assyst
3 5 (0.23%) SAP GRC
3 5 (0.23%) Remedy AR System
3 5 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.14%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.14%) Agresso
5 2 (0.090%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.045%) ReMetrica
6 1 (0.045%) Eikon
6 1 (0.045%) Cerner Millennium
6 1 (0.045%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.045%) Misys Midas
6 1 (0.045%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.045%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.045%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.045%) RMDS
6 1 (0.045%) Adaptiv
6 1 (0.045%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 119 (5.38%) Office 365
2 72 (3.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (0.54%) IaaS
5 11 (0.50%) Google Apps
6 10 (0.45%) SaaS
7 8 (0.36%) PaaS
8 3 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (0.14%) CloudFront
8 3 (0.14%) ElastiCache
8 3 (0.14%) IBM SmartCloud
8 3 (0.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 3 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.14%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.090%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.045%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.045%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 365 (16.52%) DNS
2 276 (12.49%) SAN
3 248 (11.22%) DHCP
4 232 (10.50%) Firewall
5 194 (8.78%) TCP/IP
6 178 (8.05%) VPN
7 171 (7.74%) LAN
8 164 (7.42%) WAN
9 86 (3.89%) LDAP
10 74 (3.35%) NAS
11 65 (2.94%) Internet
12 64 (2.90%) VLAN
13 60 (2.71%) NetScaler
14 55 (2.49%) Wireless
15 54 (2.44%) Network Security
16 52 (2.35%) MPLS
16 52 (2.35%) VoIP
17 36 (1.63%) SSL
18 32 (1.45%) Cisco ASA
19 27 (1.22%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 239 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 67 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (1.22%) Oracle Database
4 25 (1.13%) SQL Server 2005
5 21 (0.95%) MySQL
6 16 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
6 16 (0.72%) Relational Database
7 15 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 12 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
11 9 (0.41%) RDBMS
12 7 (0.32%) SQL Server 2000
13 6 (0.27%) MS Access
13 6 (0.27%) Oracle Database 10g
13 6 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (0.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 5 (0.23%) Big Data
14 5 (0.23%) ProClarity
14 5 (0.23%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 30 (1.36%) MSI
2 20 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (0.59%) Visual Studio
4 9 (0.41%) TeamCity
5 7 (0.32%) Subversion
6 6 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (0.18%) Serena SBM
7 4 (0.18%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.14%) GitLab
8 3 (0.14%) JIRA
8 3 (0.14%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.090%) JUnit
9 2 (0.090%) Selenium
9 2 (0.090%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.090%) Hudson
10 1 (0.045%) Wise Package Studio
10 1 (0.045%) Spock
10 1 (0.045%) WinDbg
10 1 (0.045%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.045%) FitNesse
General
1 406 (18.37%) Finance
2 153 (6.92%) Banking
3 83 (3.76%) Law
3 83 (3.76%) Legal
4 68 (3.08%) Telecoms
5 61 (2.76%) Investment Banking
6 56 (2.53%) Retail
7 28 (1.27%) Financial Institution
8 27 (1.22%) Advertising
9 26 (1.18%) Publishing
10 21 (0.95%) Marketing
11 19 (0.86%) Back Office
12 16 (0.72%) French Language
13 10 (0.45%) Front Office
14 8 (0.36%) Games
14 8 (0.36%) Manufacturing
15 6 (0.27%) Local Government
16 4 (0.18%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.18%) Russian Language
16 4 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 548 (24.80%) Analyst
2 224 (10.14%) Support Analyst
3 217 (9.82%) Support Engineer
4 210 (9.50%) Service Analyst
5 205 (9.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 205 (9.28%) Service Desk Analyst
6 193 (8.73%) Desktop Support
7 162 (7.33%) 2nd Line Support
8 140 (6.33%) Consultant
9 123 (5.57%) Architect
10 122 (5.52%) Administrator
11 114 (5.16%) Desktop Engineer
12 93 (4.21%) 3rd Line Support
13 85 (3.85%) 1st Line Support
14 83 (3.76%) IT Support
15 77 (3.48%) Systems Engineer
15 77 (3.48%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 73 (3.30%) Server Engineer
17 66 (2.99%) Systems Administrator
18 65 (2.94%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (3.53%) .NET
2 45 (2.04%) Web Services
3 35 (1.58%) Application Packaging
4 26 (1.18%) HTML
5 20 (0.90%) ASP.NET
6 17 (0.77%) XML
7 12 (0.54%) CSS
7 12 (0.54%) Java EE
8 11 (0.50%) WCF
8 11 (0.50%) .NET Framework
9 10 (0.45%) jQuery
9 10 (0.45%) HTML5
10 8 (0.36%) Middleware
10 8 (0.36%) SailPoint
11 7 (0.32%) Ajax
12 5 (0.23%) MDX
12 5 (0.23%) SOAP
13 4 (0.18%) LAMP
13 4 (0.18%) REST
13 4 (0.18%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 267 (12.08%) Blackberry
2 136 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
3 104 (4.71%) Clustering
4 66 (2.99%) Replication
5 50 (2.26%) Management Information System
6 49 (2.22%) Thin Client
6 49 (2.22%) Fat Client
7 43 (1.95%) iPhone
8 38 (1.72%) NHS
9 35 (1.58%) Computer Science
10 29 (1.31%) iPad
11 26 (1.18%) PKI
12 24 (1.09%) Handset
13 21 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
14 19 (0.86%) Hedge funds
14 19 (0.86%) CESG
15 18 (0.81%) CMDB
16 17 (0.77%) Client/Server
17 14 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
18 13 (0.59%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 1782 (80.63%) Windows
2 677 (30.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 660 (29.86%) Windows 7
4 425 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 365 (16.52%) Windows XP
6 296 (13.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 147 (6.65%) Linux
8 115 (5.20%) Windows 8
9 98 (4.43%) UNIX
10 47 (2.13%) Android
11 42 (1.90%) Mac OS X
12 41 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 34 (1.54%) Apple iOS
14 29 (1.31%) Windows Vista
15 25 (1.13%) Mac OS
16 24 (1.09%) Solaris
17 17 (0.77%) Windows 2000
18 14 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
19 11 (0.50%) Ubuntu
20 9 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 479 (21.67%) ITIL
2 225 (10.18%) Migration
3 104 (4.71%) Service Delivery
4 94 (4.25%) Change Management
5 86 (3.89%) Service Management
6 83 (3.76%) Disaster Recovery
7 73 (3.30%) Incident Management
8 59 (2.67%) Identity Management
9 57 (2.58%) Asset Management
10 49 (2.22%) Project Management
11 46 (2.08%) Information Security
12 45 (2.04%) Time Management
13 44 (1.99%) Agile Software Development
14 43 (1.95%) Problem Management
15 38 (1.72%) ITSM
16 37 (1.67%) Capacity Planning
16 37 (1.67%) DevOps
17 35 (1.58%) Configuration Management
18 32 (1.45%) CRM
19 30 (1.36%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 253 (11.45%) SQL
1 253 (11.45%) PowerShell
2 59 (2.67%) VBScript
3 47 (2.13%) C#
4 46 (2.08%) VB
5 36 (1.63%) Java
6 32 (1.45%) Perl
7 24 (1.09%) C
8 23 (1.04%) Python
9 21 (0.95%) JavaScript
10 18 (0.81%) Shell Script
11 16 (0.72%) VBA
12 13 (0.59%) Ruby
13 11 (0.50%) PHP
13 11 (0.50%) PL/SQL
14 10 (0.45%) VB.NET
15 9 (0.41%) Bash Shell
15 9 (0.41%) T-SQL
16 7 (0.32%) C++
17 3 (0.14%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
Qualifications
1 206 (9.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 124 (5.61%) MCSE
3 121 (5.48%) Security Cleared
4 82 (3.71%) SC Cleared
5 81 (3.67%) Degree
6 56 (2.53%) MCITP
7 55 (2.49%) Cisco Certification
8 50 (2.26%) MCP
9 47 (2.13%) CCNA
10 46 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 41 (1.86%) MCSA
12 40 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
13 31 (1.40%) Citrix Certification
14 28 (1.27%) CISSP
15 26 (1.18%) DV Cleared
16 23 (1.04%) MCTS
17 22 (1.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 18 (0.81%) CCA
18 18 (0.81%) MOS
19 17 (0.77%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 153 (6.92%) SLA
2 24 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (0.68%) QA
4 12 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.27%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.14%) COBIT
7 2 (0.090%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.090%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.045%) BS7799
System Software
1 438 (19.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 228 (10.32%) XenApp
3 214 (9.68%) vSphere
4 156 (7.06%) Hyper-V
5 121 (5.48%) VMware ESX
6 90 (4.07%) XenDesktop
7 51 (2.31%) Microsoft App-V
8 36 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
9 34 (1.54%) Terminal Services
10 33 (1.49%) Xen
11 32 (1.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 27 (1.22%) XenServer
13 26 (1.18%) vCloud
13 26 (1.18%) VMware Server
14 22 (1.00%) NFS
15 21 (0.95%) UAG
16 19 (0.86%) Terminal Server
17 17 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
18 15 (0.68%) DFS Replication
19 13 (0.59%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 282 (12.76%) SCCM
2 106 (4.80%) SCOM
3 61 (2.76%) Backup Exec
4 45 (2.04%) WSUS
5 29 (1.31%) NetBackup
6 25 (1.13%) Norton AntiVirus
7 23 (1.04%) HP SIM
8 22 (1.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 19 (0.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 19 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
9 19 (0.86%) Nagios
10 18 (0.81%) Tivoli
11 16 (0.72%) SCVMM
12 15 (0.68%) SCOrch
12 15 (0.68%) EdgeSight
13 14 (0.63%) MIMEsweeper
14 13 (0.59%) BladeLogic
15 12 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 12 (0.54%) MAILsweeper
15 12 (0.54%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 983 (44.48%) Microsoft
2 788 (35.66%) VMware
3 590 (26.70%) Citrix
4 310 (14.03%) Cisco
5 221 (10.00%) HP
6 124 (5.61%) NetApp
7 110 (4.98%) Dell
8 102 (4.62%) Symantec
9 91 (4.12%) Oracle
10 80 (3.62%) Altiris
11 72 (3.26%) IBM
12 66 (2.99%) EMC
13 62 (2.81%) Apple
14 53 (2.40%) Remedy
15 52 (2.35%) AppSense
16 50 (2.26%) McAfee
17 48 (2.17%) Bloomberg
18 47 (2.13%) CheckPoint
19 46 (2.08%) Lotus
19 46 (2.08%) Juniper
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