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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 34 45 43
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 1285 1105 1087
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 5.25% 4.40% 4.21%
As % of the System Software category 56.58% 51.76% 54.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 780 641 595
Average daily rate
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£300 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £275 £288
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 133 155
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.98 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.80 £24.40 £24.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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
2271 2135 1991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.27% 8.49% 7.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1446 1319 1146
Average daily rate £388 £363 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 151 168
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £27.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 +9 350 £315 -3.07% 104
Uxbridge -2 14 £475 -5.00% 1
Croydon +2 11 £350 +3.70% 3
Docklands, London +21 7 £538 +95.45% 1
Hayes - 6 - - 2
Hounslow - 5 £213 - 2
Feltham 0 4 - -
Bromley -4 4 - -
Canary Wharf +15 3 £300 +71.42%
Twickenham +5 3 £160 -
Hammersmith - 3 £475 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £285 - 1
Harrow - 2 £125 - 2
Greenwich - 2 £210 - 1
Westminster - 2 £250 -
Southwark - 1 £160 -
New Malden - 1 - -
Orpington - 1 - -
Romford - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - - 1
South Croydon - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 1
Teddington - - - -
Greenford - - - -
Enfield - - - - 2
Barking - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Ilford - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Wimbledon - - - - 1
Finchley - - - -
Chiswick - - - - 1
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 1939 (80.79%) Windows
2 1065 (44.38%) Microsoft
3 815 (33.96%) Windows 7
4 728 (30.33%) VMware
5 677 (28.21%) MS Exchange
6 673 (28.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 656 (27.33%) MS Office
8 641 (26.71%) Citrix
9 580 (24.17%) ITIL
10 504 (21.00%) MS Excel
11 479 (19.96%) Finance
12 446 (18.58%) Windows XP
13 428 (17.83%) VMware Infrastructure
14 421 (17.54%) DNS
15 420 (17.50%) Windows Server 2003
16 368 (15.33%) Exchange Server 2010
17 361 (15.04%) SCCM
18 329 (13.71%) Blackberry
19 305 (12.71%) Cisco
20 298 (12.42%) SQL
21 297 (12.38%) DHCP
22 288 (12.00%) PowerShell
23 285 (11.88%) HP
24 275 (11.46%) Firewall
25 274 (11.42%) SQL Server
26 252 (10.50%) SAN
27 243 (10.13%) Microsoft Certification
28 241 (10.04%) XenApp
29 238 (9.92%) TCP/IP
30 228 (9.50%) SharePoint

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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
1 677 (28.21%) MS Exchange
2 368 (15.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 228 (9.50%) SharePoint
4 175 (7.29%) Exchange Server 2007
5 167 (6.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 146 (6.08%) IIS
7 125 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2003
8 116 (4.83%) Lync
9 66 (2.75%) IBM Notes
10 62 (2.58%) SharePoint 2010
11 52 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
12 42 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
13 27 (1.13%) Office Communications Server
14 26 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
15 25 (1.04%) WorkSite
16 21 (0.88%) Tomcat
16 21 (0.88%) Apache
17 19 (0.79%) WebSphere
18 8 (0.33%) IBM HTTP Server
19 7 (0.29%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 656 (27.33%) MS Office
2 504 (21.00%) MS Excel
3 50 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 26 (1.08%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.58%) MS Project
6 6 (0.25%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.21%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.21%) PowerPivot
8 4 (0.17%) InDesign
9 3 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.083%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.042%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.042%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.042%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.042%) CINEMA 4D
11 1 (0.042%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 13 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
1 13 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.33%) Remedy AR System
3 6 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.25%) assyst
4 4 (0.17%) Misys Midas
4 4 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.13%) Oracle CRM
5 3 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.13%) Adaptiv
5 3 (0.13%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.083%) ReMetrica
6 2 (0.083%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.083%) SAP GRC
6 2 (0.083%) Cerner Millennium
7 1 (0.042%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.042%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.042%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.042%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.042%) Khalix
Cloud Services
1 99 (4.13%) Office 365
2 37 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (0.46%) SaaS
5 9 (0.38%) Google Apps
6 6 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.21%) PaaS
7 5 (0.21%) IaaS
8 4 (0.17%) IBM SmartCloud
9 1 (0.042%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 421 (17.54%) DNS
2 297 (12.38%) DHCP
3 275 (11.46%) Firewall
4 252 (10.50%) SAN
5 238 (9.92%) TCP/IP
6 193 (8.04%) LAN
7 175 (7.29%) WAN
7 175 (7.29%) VPN
8 81 (3.38%) VoIP
8 81 (3.38%) LDAP
9 60 (2.50%) Internet
10 58 (2.42%) Wireless
11 57 (2.38%) VLAN
12 50 (2.08%) Network Security
13 49 (2.04%) NAS
13 49 (2.04%) SSL
14 46 (1.92%) MPLS
14 46 (1.92%) NetScaler
15 45 (1.88%) Fibre Channel
16 44 (1.83%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 274 (11.42%) SQL Server
2 93 (3.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 48 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 40 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 34 (1.42%) Oracle Database
6 30 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
7 21 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 21 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 19 (0.79%) MySQL
9 15 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (0.46%) SQL Server 2000
10 11 (0.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 9 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
11 9 (0.38%) Oracle Exadata
12 8 (0.33%) MS Access
12 8 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (0.25%) Data Mining
13 6 (0.25%) OLAP
13 6 (0.25%) Oracle Database 10g
14 5 (0.21%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 36 (1.50%) MSI
2 27 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (0.83%) Subversion
4 17 (0.71%) Visual Studio
5 15 (0.63%) InstallShield
6 11 (0.46%) Git (software)
7 7 (0.29%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (0.17%) Selenium
9 4 (0.17%) FitNesse
9 4 (0.17%) JUnit
9 4 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 4 (0.17%) AdminStudio
9 4 (0.17%) Serena SBM
10 3 (0.13%) NUnit
10 3 (0.13%) CruiseControl
10 3 (0.13%) MSBuild
11 2 (0.083%) Moq
11 2 (0.083%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.042%) NetBeans
General
1 479 (19.96%) Finance
2 223 (9.29%) Banking
3 108 (4.50%) Legal
4 92 (3.83%) Law
5 87 (3.63%) Investment Banking
6 73 (3.04%) Retail
7 71 (2.96%) Financial Institution
8 59 (2.46%) Telecoms
9 40 (1.67%) Advertising
10 38 (1.58%) French Language
11 33 (1.38%) Back Office
12 31 (1.29%) Front Office
13 29 (1.21%) Marketing
14 20 (0.83%) Publishing
15 17 (0.71%) Spanish Language
16 14 (0.58%) Mandarin Language
16 14 (0.58%) Games
17 12 (0.50%) Manufacturing
18 7 (0.29%) Local Government
19 4 (0.17%) German Language
Job Titles
1 642 (26.75%) Analyst
2 251 (10.46%) Support Analyst
3 241 (10.04%) Support Engineer
4 232 (9.67%) Service Analyst
5 224 (9.33%) Service Desk Analyst
6 205 (8.54%) 2nd Line Support
6 205 (8.54%) Desktop Support
7 157 (6.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 140 (5.83%) Architect
9 129 (5.38%) 1st Line Support
10 119 (4.96%) Consultant
11 111 (4.63%) Desktop Engineer
12 110 (4.58%) Administrator
13 94 (3.92%) 3rd Line Support
14 82 (3.42%) Desktop Analyst
15 74 (3.08%) Desktop Support Analyst
16 71 (2.96%) Server Engineer
17 67 (2.79%) Infrastructure Analyst
18 65 (2.71%) Desktop Support Engineer
19 64 (2.67%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (3.88%) .NET
2 41 (1.71%) ASP.NET
3 39 (1.63%) Application Packaging
4 36 (1.50%) HTML
4 36 (1.50%) Web Services
5 33 (1.38%) jQuery
6 32 (1.33%) Middleware
7 31 (1.29%) CSS
7 31 (1.29%) WCF
8 27 (1.13%) XML
9 21 (0.88%) HTML5
10 13 (0.54%) Ajax
11 12 (0.50%) Java EE
12 11 (0.46%) .NET Framework
13 10 (0.42%) WPF
14 9 (0.38%) LINQ
14 9 (0.38%) ASP.NET MVC
14 9 (0.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 7 (0.29%) MSMQ
15 7 (0.29%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 329 (13.71%) Blackberry
2 114 (4.75%) Clustering
2 114 (4.75%) Analytical Skills
3 76 (3.17%) Replication
4 61 (2.54%) Hedge funds
5 55 (2.29%) iPhone
6 53 (2.21%) Management Information System
7 51 (2.13%) Thin Client
7 51 (2.13%) Fat Client
8 43 (1.79%) Computer Science
9 31 (1.29%) Handset
9 31 (1.29%) PKI
10 30 (1.25%) Client/Server
10 30 (1.25%) iPad
11 29 (1.21%) NHS
12 22 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
13 19 (0.79%) AS400
14 16 (0.67%) CESG
15 14 (0.58%) Enterprise Storage
16 13 (0.54%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1939 (80.79%) Windows
2 815 (33.96%) Windows 7
3 673 (28.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 446 (18.58%) Windows XP
5 420 (17.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 225 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 173 (7.21%) Linux
8 122 (5.08%) Windows 8
9 98 (4.08%) UNIX
10 62 (2.58%) Android
11 52 (2.17%) Windows Vista
12 50 (2.08%) Apple iOS
13 46 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 40 (1.67%) Windows 2000
15 34 (1.42%) Mac OS X
16 27 (1.13%) Solaris
17 25 (1.04%) Mac OS
18 24 (1.00%) Windows 2000 Server
19 13 (0.54%) AIX
20 12 (0.50%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 580 (24.17%) ITIL
2 212 (8.83%) Migration
3 111 (4.63%) Service Management
4 100 (4.17%) Incident Management
5 87 (3.63%) Disaster Recovery
6 80 (3.33%) Change Management
7 75 (3.13%) Service Delivery
8 71 (2.96%) Project Management
9 65 (2.71%) Agile Software Development
10 54 (2.25%) Asset Management
11 52 (2.17%) Problem Management
12 43 (1.79%) Load Balancing
13 42 (1.75%) Information Security
14 40 (1.67%) Time Management
15 38 (1.58%) Document Management
15 38 (1.58%) User Acceptance Testing
16 37 (1.54%) Identity Management
17 36 (1.50%) Capacity Planning
17 36 (1.50%) Workflow
17 36 (1.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 298 (12.42%) SQL
2 288 (12.00%) PowerShell
3 81 (3.38%) VB
4 79 (3.29%) VBScript
5 56 (2.33%) C#
6 41 (1.71%) Perl
7 38 (1.58%) Java
8 31 (1.29%) JavaScript
9 28 (1.17%) Python
10 27 (1.13%) C
11 23 (0.96%) VBA
11 23 (0.96%) Shell Script
12 17 (0.71%) T-SQL
13 15 (0.63%) PHP
14 13 (0.54%) Bash Shell
15 6 (0.25%) Korn
16 5 (0.21%) Ruby
17 3 (0.13%) Objective-C
17 3 (0.13%) VB.NET
18 2 (0.083%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
Qualifications
1 243 (10.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 161 (6.71%) MCSE
3 104 (4.33%) Security Cleared
4 86 (3.58%) Degree
5 74 (3.08%) MCP
6 72 (3.00%) SC Cleared
7 62 (2.58%) MCITP
8 61 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
9 52 (2.17%) CCNA
10 51 (2.13%) MCSA
11 48 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 46 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
13 44 (1.83%) Citrix Certification
14 37 (1.54%) CISSP
15 31 (1.29%) MCTS
16 26 (1.08%) CCA
17 19 (0.79%) CCEA
17 19 (0.79%) CCNP
17 19 (0.79%) A+ Certification
18 18 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (6.04%) SLA
2 34 (1.42%) QA
3 31 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (0.38%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.17%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.13%) COBIT
8 2 (0.083%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 428 (17.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 241 (10.04%) XenApp
3 191 (7.96%) vSphere
4 134 (5.58%) Hyper-V
5 118 (4.92%) VMware ESX
6 58 (2.42%) XenDesktop
7 56 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
8 52 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
9 50 (2.08%) XenServer
10 41 (1.71%) Terminal Services
10 41 (1.71%) Xen
11 31 (1.29%) NFS
12 30 (1.25%) vCloud
13 27 (1.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 25 (1.04%) ISA Server
15 23 (0.96%) VMware Server
16 20 (0.83%) Terminal Server
17 18 (0.75%) UAG
18 17 (0.71%) NLBS
19 10 (0.42%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 361 (15.04%) SCCM
2 114 (4.75%) SCOM
3 87 (3.63%) Backup Exec
4 52 (2.17%) WSUS
5 41 (1.71%) NetBackup
6 39 (1.63%) Control-M
7 35 (1.46%) HP SIM
8 32 (1.33%) Nagios
9 27 (1.13%) Tivoli
10 26 (1.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 26 (1.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 20 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
12 19 (0.79%) MAILsweeper
12 19 (0.79%) OpenView
12 19 (0.79%) BladeLogic
13 18 (0.75%) BMC PATROL
13 18 (0.75%) MIMEsweeper
14 17 (0.71%) Puppet
14 17 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
15 16 (0.67%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 1065 (44.38%) Microsoft
2 728 (30.33%) VMware
3 641 (26.71%) Citrix
4 305 (12.71%) Cisco
5 285 (11.88%) HP
6 115 (4.79%) IBM
7 101 (4.21%) Oracle
8 96 (4.00%) NetApp
8 96 (4.00%) Dell
9 92 (3.83%) Symantec
10 81 (3.38%) Remedy
11 75 (3.13%) EMC
12 68 (2.83%) Lotus
13 65 (2.71%) CheckPoint
14 64 (2.67%) Altiris
15 57 (2.38%) SolarWinds
16 56 (2.33%) F5
17 54 (2.25%) Apple
18 45 (1.88%) McAfee
18 45 (1.88%) Bloomberg
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £140 - 155 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 10 hours ago
Chessington, Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Rate: £235 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Talent International
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270.00 - £297.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £380 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cititec
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
LA International
Rate: £100 - £110 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Networking People
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £100 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Posted: 3 days ago