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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 45 34 31
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 1069 1161 1398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.73% 4.96% 5.70%
As % of the System Software category 39.36% 52.34% 58.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 703 740 856
Median daily rate £365 £325 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £150 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 94 157
Median hourly rate £16.29 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.09% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.25 £29.00 £30.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.86 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.48% -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
2716 2218 2388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.01% 9.48% 9.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1884 1480 1520
Median daily rate £450 £400 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +2.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £218 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 100 165
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.78 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.17% +1.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.15 £43.50 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -16 164 £406 +9.66% 45
Croydon +5 36 £425 -8.10% 1
Canary Wharf +12 22 £325 +1.96%
Uxbridge +6 7 £270 +50.00%
Feltham +2 6 £508 -
Ilford +1 5 £375 -
Southwark 0 4 £475 +158.50%
Teddington - 3 - - 1
Hammersmith +1 2 £283 +126.00%
Mayfair 0 2 £325 +3.50%
Bromley -6 2 £293 +20.61% 2
Westminster -19 2 £438 +9.37% 1
Harrow - 2 £488 - 1
Surbiton - 2 £260 -
Brentford - 2 £145 -
Enfield +5 1 £390 +85.71% 1
Chessington +1 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames -4 1 - - 1
Romford - 1 - - 1
Paddington - 1 - -
Greenford - 1 - -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 1561 (71.94%) Windows
2 979 (45.12%) Microsoft
3 728 (33.55%) Windows Server
4 701 (32.30%) VMware
5 488 (22.49%) Citrix
6 457 (21.06%) MS Exchange
7 433 (19.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 428 (19.72%) ITIL
9 417 (19.22%) MS Office
9 417 (19.22%) VMware Infrastructure
9 417 (19.22%) Office 365
10 398 (18.34%) Windows 7
11 397 (18.29%) DNS
12 390 (17.97%) MS Excel
13 388 (17.88%) Finance
14 375 (17.28%) Windows Server 2012
15 366 (16.87%) PowerShell
16 344 (15.85%) Linux
17 332 (15.30%) SCCM
18 330 (15.21%) Migration
19 321 (14.79%) SQL Server
20 313 (14.42%) Cisco
21 291 (13.41%) SQL
22 289 (13.32%) Firewall
23 281 (12.95%) Microsoft Azure
24 229 (10.55%) DHCP
25 217 (10.00%) SharePoint
26 216 (9.95%) Skype for Business
27 212 (9.77%) SAN
28 205 (9.45%) Microsoft Certification

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
1 457 (21.06%) MS Exchange
2 217 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 216 (9.95%) Skype for Business
4 199 (9.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 130 (5.99%) IIS
6 108 (4.98%) Exchange Server 2013
7 80 (3.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 66 (3.04%) Apache
9 62 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
9 62 (2.86%) Tomcat
10 40 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2003
10 40 (1.84%) WebLogic
11 39 (1.80%) IBM Notes
12 30 (1.38%) Confluence
13 27 (1.24%) WebSphere
14 23 (1.06%) SharePoint Server
15 19 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
16 18 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
17 17 (0.78%) JBoss
18 14 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 417 (19.22%) MS Office
2 390 (17.97%) MS Excel
3 27 (1.24%) MS Visio
4 24 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (0.69%) MS Project
6 7 (0.32%) Windchill
7 6 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.14%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.14%) HipChat
8 3 (0.14%) InDesign
8 3 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
9 2 (0.092%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.046%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 24 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.55%) Faxination
3 11 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.37%) Eikon
5 7 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.23%) assyst
7 4 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
8 3 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.092%) Northgate Housing
9 2 (0.092%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.092%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 1 (0.046%) Dynamics GP
10 1 (0.046%) Markit EDM
10 1 (0.046%) Oracle iRecruitment
Cloud Services
1 417 (19.22%) Office 365
2 281 (12.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 147 (6.77%) Azure Active Directory
4 128 (5.90%) Amazon AWS
5 66 (3.04%) IaaS
5 66 (3.04%) OneDrive
6 62 (2.86%) Yammer
7 48 (2.21%) Google Apps
7 48 (2.21%) SaaS
8 34 (1.57%) PaaS
9 22 (1.01%) Mimecast
10 17 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
11 15 (0.69%) Trello
12 8 (0.37%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.23%) Google Drive
14 4 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 3 (0.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 3 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
15 3 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
15 3 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 397 (18.29%) DNS
2 289 (13.32%) Firewall
3 229 (10.55%) DHCP
4 212 (9.77%) SAN
5 201 (9.26%) TCP/IP
6 178 (8.20%) LDAP
7 172 (7.93%) LAN
8 169 (7.79%) WAN
9 151 (6.96%) Skype
10 116 (5.35%) VPN
11 82 (3.78%) Internet
12 68 (3.13%) NAS
13 64 (2.95%) VLAN
14 63 (2.90%) VoIP
15 62 (2.86%) Wireless
16 60 (2.76%) HTTP
17 57 (2.63%) Network Security
18 45 (2.07%) iSCSI
19 44 (2.03%) NetScaler
19 44 (2.03%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 321 (14.79%) SQL Server
2 42 (1.94%) MySQL
3 37 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 32 (1.47%) Oracle Database
4 32 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
5 30 (1.38%) DB2
6 28 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
7 25 (1.15%) Hadoop
8 24 (1.11%) Big Data
9 23 (1.06%) NoSQL
10 20 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 17 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
12 13 (0.60%) Relational Database
12 13 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 12 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
14 10 (0.46%) Sybase ASE
15 9 (0.41%) MongoDB
15 9 (0.41%) Oracle Database 12c
16 6 (0.28%) Apache Hive
16 6 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 65 (3.00%) JIRA
2 50 (2.30%) Jenkins
3 49 (2.26%) Git (software)
4 19 (0.88%) JIRA Agile
4 19 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (0.74%) Subversion
6 12 (0.55%) Gerrit
6 12 (0.55%) Visual Studio
7 11 (0.51%) TeamCity
8 10 (0.46%) Ant
8 10 (0.46%) Selenium
9 9 (0.41%) JUnit
9 9 (0.41%) Maven
10 8 (0.37%) JMeter
10 8 (0.37%) SoapUI
10 8 (0.37%) SonarQube
10 8 (0.37%) Toad
11 7 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (0.32%) MSI
11 7 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 388 (17.88%) Finance
2 124 (5.71%) Banking
3 75 (3.46%) Legal
4 72 (3.32%) Law
5 67 (3.09%) Retail
6 42 (1.94%) Telecoms
7 39 (1.80%) Back Office
8 30 (1.38%) Financial Institution
9 27 (1.24%) Advertising
10 21 (0.97%) Publishing
11 16 (0.74%) Investment Banking
12 15 (0.69%) Marketing
13 14 (0.65%) Billing
13 14 (0.65%) Japanese Language
14 7 (0.32%) French Language
15 5 (0.23%) Electronics
15 5 (0.23%) Games
15 5 (0.23%) Italian Language
15 5 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.18%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 411 (18.94%) Analyst
2 224 (10.32%) Support Engineer
3 212 (9.77%) Architect
4 173 (7.97%) Support Analyst
5 168 (7.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 163 (7.51%) Service Analyst
7 162 (7.47%) Service Desk Analyst
8 157 (7.24%) Administrator
9 152 (7.00%) Consultant
10 151 (6.96%) Desktop Support
11 145 (6.68%) 2nd Line Support
12 131 (6.04%) Windows Engineer
13 106 (4.88%) IT Support
14 102 (4.70%) Systems Administrator
15 93 (4.29%) Desktop Engineer
16 87 (4.01%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 86 (3.96%) 3rd Line Support
18 85 (3.92%) Active Directory Engineer
19 82 (3.78%) IT Analyst
20 76 (3.50%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (4.65%) .NET
2 100 (4.61%) HTML
3 67 (3.09%) Web Services
4 43 (1.98%) XML
5 40 (1.84%) Middleware
6 39 (1.80%) CSS
7 38 (1.75%) SAML
8 31 (1.43%) JSON
9 28 (1.29%) WCF
10 27 (1.24%) jQuery
10 27 (1.24%) REST
11 26 (1.20%) ASP.NET
11 26 (1.20%) SailPoint
12 24 (1.11%) LAMP
13 23 (1.06%) AngularJS
13 23 (1.06%) J2EE
13 23 (1.06%) SOAP
14 22 (1.01%) RESTful
15 19 (0.88%) Node.js
16 16 (0.74%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 159 (7.33%) Data Centre
2 132 (6.08%) Blackberry
3 94 (4.33%) Analytical Skills
4 89 (4.10%) Clustering
5 75 (3.46%) Management Information System
6 54 (2.49%) Computer Science
7 48 (2.21%) Smartphone
8 39 (1.80%) PKI
8 39 (1.80%) Replication
9 38 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
10 37 (1.71%) iPhone
11 33 (1.52%) Hedge funds
12 30 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
12 30 (1.38%) Fat Client
12 30 (1.38%) Thin Client
13 29 (1.34%) NHS
14 24 (1.11%) Client/Server
15 21 (0.97%) Public Cloud
16 19 (0.88%) Mobile App
17 18 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1561 (71.94%) Windows
2 728 (33.55%) Windows Server
3 433 (19.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 398 (18.34%) Windows 7
5 375 (17.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 344 (15.85%) Linux
7 192 (8.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 169 (7.79%) Unix
9 146 (6.73%) Windows 8
10 123 (5.67%) Windows 10
11 90 (4.15%) Mac OS X
12 86 (3.96%) Windows XP
13 68 (3.13%) Apple iOS
14 63 (2.90%) Android
15 56 (2.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 50 (2.30%) CentOS
17 44 (2.03%) Solaris
18 32 (1.47%) Ubuntu
19 23 (1.06%) Mac OS
20 21 (0.97%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 428 (19.72%) ITIL
2 330 (15.21%) Migration
3 150 (6.91%) Agile Software Development
4 116 (5.35%) Service Management
5 99 (4.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 90 (4.15%) High Availability
7 89 (4.10%) Project Management
8 87 (4.01%) Change Management
9 83 (3.82%) DevOps
10 74 (3.41%) Incident Management
11 68 (3.13%) Identity Management
11 68 (3.13%) ITIL V3
12 64 (2.95%) Problem Management
13 62 (2.86%) Information Security
14 59 (2.72%) ITSM
14 59 (2.72%) Service Delivery
15 57 (2.63%) Workflow
16 54 (2.49%) PRINCE2
17 53 (2.44%) Configuration Management
17 53 (2.44%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 366 (16.87%) PowerShell
2 291 (13.41%) SQL
3 125 (5.76%) Java
4 113 (5.21%) Perl
5 99 (4.56%) Python
6 91 (4.19%) C#
7 87 (4.01%) JavaScript
8 76 (3.50%) Bash Shell
9 51 (2.35%) PHP
10 43 (1.98%) Shell Script
11 40 (1.84%) C
12 39 (1.80%) VBScript
13 35 (1.61%) VB
14 33 (1.52%) Ruby
15 20 (0.92%) C++
16 19 (0.88%) Groovy
17 18 (0.83%) T-SQL
18 14 (0.65%) Jython
19 8 (0.37%) VBA
20 7 (0.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 205 (9.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 164 (7.56%) Security Cleared
3 136 (6.27%) MCSE
4 118 (5.44%) Degree
5 111 (5.12%) SC Cleared
6 103 (4.75%) Cisco Certification
7 75 (3.46%) CCNA
8 71 (3.27%) MCP
9 64 (2.95%) MCSA
9 64 (2.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 50 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
11 42 (1.94%) CISSP
12 40 (1.84%) MCITP
13 39 (1.80%) DV Cleared
14 26 (1.20%) CCNP
14 26 (1.20%) MCTS
15 25 (1.15%) MCDST
16 22 (1.01%) A+ Certification
17 21 (0.97%) PMI Certification
18 19 (0.88%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (5.76%) SLA
2 19 (0.88%) QA
3 15 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (0.69%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (0.37%) Government Security Classifications
6 7 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (0.23%) COBIT
7 5 (0.23%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.14%) BS7799
8 3 (0.14%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.092%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.046%) DICOM
10 1 (0.046%) HL7
10 1 (0.046%) ISO27002
System Software
1 417 (19.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 178 (8.20%) Hyper-V
3 148 (6.82%) XenApp
4 100 (4.61%) VMware ESX
4 100 (4.61%) vSphere
5 74 (3.41%) XenDesktop
6 71 (3.27%) VMware ESXi
7 46 (2.12%) Microsoft App-V
8 39 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
9 33 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
10 30 (1.38%) Terminal Services
11 22 (1.01%) DFS Replication
12 21 (0.97%) BitLocker
12 21 (0.97%) vCloud
12 21 (0.97%) Virtual Desktop
12 21 (0.97%) VMware Server
12 21 (0.97%) Xen
13 19 (0.88%) NFS
14 16 (0.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 15 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 332 (15.30%) SCCM
2 156 (7.19%) SCOM
3 76 (3.50%) WSUS
4 64 (2.95%) Puppet
5 39 (1.80%) Microsoft Clustering
6 31 (1.43%) Ansible
6 31 (1.43%) Nagios
7 29 (1.34%) AirWatch
8 28 (1.29%) Backup Exec
9 26 (1.20%) NetBackup
9 26 (1.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 25 (1.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 18 (0.83%) Casper Suite
12 17 (0.78%) Microsoft Intune
13 16 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
13 16 (0.74%) SCVMM
14 14 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
15 13 (0.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 13 (0.60%) Oracle Identity Management
15 13 (0.60%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 979 (45.12%) Microsoft
2 701 (32.30%) VMware
3 488 (22.49%) Citrix
4 313 (14.42%) Cisco
5 196 (9.03%) HP
6 167 (7.70%) Oracle
7 130 (5.99%) Dell
8 108 (4.98%) NetApp
9 98 (4.52%) Symantec
10 96 (4.42%) Apple
11 78 (3.59%) Google
12 73 (3.36%) IBM
13 60 (2.76%) CheckPoint
13 60 (2.76%) EMC
14 58 (2.67%) Red Hat
15 46 (2.12%) Bloomberg
16 45 (2.07%) ServiceNow
17 40 (1.84%) Intel Security
17 40 (1.84%) Remedy
18 39 (1.80%) Lotus
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