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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 34 42 41
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 1301 1141 1110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 5.28% 4.59% 4.41%
As % of the System Software category 57.26% 52.78% 56.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 796 660 615
Average daily rate
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£315 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 134 157
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.97 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £24.50 £23.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.80
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
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
2272 2162 1950
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.22% 8.70% 7.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1460 1336 1145
Average daily rate £387 £363 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.82% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 146 169
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.99 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £27.10 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 2 October 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 +7 354 £325 - 114
Uxbridge -4 17 £395 +14.49% 1
Croydon -9 11 £355 +5.18% 4
Chessington +1 9 £140 -67.05% 1
Hayes - 6 - -
Docklands, London +19 5 £538 +95.45% 1
Hounslow - 5 £213 - 1
Canary Wharf +14 4 £300 +70.45%
Bromley -3 4 - -
Greenwich - 4 £105 - 1
Hammersmith +4 3 £475 +18.75%
Feltham 0 3 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £285 - 2
Southwark - 3 £110 -
Twickenham +3 2 £160 -
Harrow - 2 £125 - 2
Westminster - 2 £250 -
Mayfair - 1 £120 - 1
New Malden - 1 - - 4
Romford - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
South Croydon - - - -
Stanmore - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Morden - - - - 1
Ilford - - - -
Greenford - - - -
Enfield - - - - 3
Barking - - - -
Beckenham - - - - 1
Wimbledon - - - - 1
Finchley - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 1941 (80.01%) Windows
2 1082 (44.60%) Microsoft
3 812 (33.47%) Windows 7
4 747 (30.79%) VMware
5 679 (27.99%) MS Exchange
6 664 (27.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 658 (27.12%) Citrix
8 657 (27.08%) MS Office
9 593 (24.44%) ITIL
10 512 (21.10%) MS Excel
11 486 (20.03%) Finance
12 439 (18.10%) Windows XP
13 435 (17.93%) VMware Infrastructure
14 427 (17.60%) Windows Server 2003
15 425 (17.52%) DNS
16 382 (15.75%) Exchange Server 2010
17 355 (14.63%) SCCM
18 332 (13.69%) Blackberry
19 320 (13.19%) Cisco
20 295 (12.16%) SQL
21 293 (12.08%) DHCP
22 291 (12.00%) PowerShell
23 290 (11.95%) HP
24 277 (11.42%) Firewall
25 275 (11.34%) SQL Server
26 261 (10.76%) SAN
27 250 (10.31%) XenApp
28 235 (9.69%) Microsoft Certification
28 235 (9.69%) TCP/IP
29 231 (9.52%) Migration

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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
1 679 (27.99%) MS Exchange
2 382 (15.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 219 (9.03%) SharePoint
4 179 (7.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 174 (7.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 149 (6.14%) IIS
7 137 (5.65%) Exchange Server 2003
8 117 (4.82%) Lync
9 63 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2013
10 62 (2.56%) IBM Notes
11 59 (2.43%) SharePoint 2010
12 36 (1.48%) SharePoint 2013
13 29 (1.20%) Office Communications Server
13 29 (1.20%) WorkSite
14 23 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
14 23 (0.95%) Apache
15 18 (0.74%) Tomcat
16 13 (0.54%) WebSphere
17 8 (0.33%) Lotus Domino
17 8 (0.33%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 657 (27.08%) MS Office
2 512 (21.10%) MS Excel
3 49 (2.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 31 (1.28%) MS Visio
5 17 (0.70%) MS Project
6 8 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 7 (0.29%) InfoPath
8 5 (0.21%) PowerPivot
8 5 (0.21%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.16%) InDesign
10 3 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.082%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.041%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.041%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.041%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 13 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.33%) Remedy AR System
4 7 (0.29%) assyst
5 5 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.16%) Misys Midas
6 4 (0.16%) Adaptiv
7 3 (0.12%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.082%) SAP GRC
8 2 (0.082%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.082%) ReMetrica
9 1 (0.041%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.041%) Cerner Millennium
9 1 (0.041%) Magento
9 1 (0.041%) HFM
9 1 (0.041%) LatentZero
9 1 (0.041%) Khalix
Cloud Services
1 93 (3.83%) Office 365
2 38 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.41%) SaaS
4 10 (0.41%) Google Apps
5 5 (0.21%) IaaS
5 5 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.21%) PaaS
6 4 (0.16%) IBM SmartCloud
7 1 (0.041%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 425 (17.52%) DNS
2 293 (12.08%) DHCP
3 277 (11.42%) Firewall
4 261 (10.76%) SAN
5 235 (9.69%) TCP/IP
6 196 (8.08%) LAN
7 181 (7.46%) WAN
8 176 (7.25%) VPN
9 86 (3.54%) LDAP
10 76 (3.13%) VoIP
11 60 (2.47%) Wireless
12 58 (2.39%) Internet
13 54 (2.23%) NetScaler
14 53 (2.18%) VLAN
14 53 (2.18%) MPLS
15 51 (2.10%) SSL
16 50 (2.06%) Network Security
16 50 (2.06%) NAS
17 41 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
18 40 (1.65%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 275 (11.34%) SQL Server
2 91 (3.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 45 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 37 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 34 (1.40%) Oracle Database
6 31 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
7 22 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 21 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 18 (0.74%) MySQL
10 13 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (0.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 11 (0.45%) SQL Server 2000
12 9 (0.37%) Oracle Exadata
12 9 (0.37%) MS Access
12 9 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
12 9 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (0.25%) Oracle Database 10g
13 6 (0.25%) Data Mining
14 5 (0.21%) Relational Database
14 5 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 37 (1.53%) MSI
2 30 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (0.82%) Subversion
4 18 (0.74%) Visual Studio
5 13 (0.54%) InstallShield
6 12 (0.49%) Git (software)
7 8 (0.33%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (0.21%) Serena SBM
8 5 (0.21%) JUnit
8 5 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 4 (0.16%) AdminStudio
9 4 (0.16%) Selenium
9 4 (0.16%) FitNesse
10 3 (0.12%) MSBuild
10 3 (0.12%) CruiseControl
10 3 (0.12%) NUnit
11 2 (0.082%) JIRA
11 2 (0.082%) Moq
11 2 (0.082%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 486 (20.03%) Finance
2 222 (9.15%) Banking
3 111 (4.58%) Legal
4 98 (4.04%) Law
5 87 (3.59%) Investment Banking
6 72 (2.97%) Retail
7 71 (2.93%) Financial Institution
8 61 (2.51%) Telecoms
9 43 (1.77%) Advertising
10 34 (1.40%) Back Office
10 34 (1.40%) French Language
11 32 (1.32%) Marketing
12 30 (1.24%) Front Office
13 20 (0.82%) Publishing
14 17 (0.70%) Spanish Language
15 14 (0.58%) Games
15 14 (0.58%) Mandarin Language
16 11 (0.45%) Manufacturing
17 7 (0.29%) Local Government
18 4 (0.16%) German Language
Job Titles
1 641 (26.42%) Analyst
2 247 (10.18%) Support Analyst
3 239 (9.85%) Service Analyst
4 231 (9.52%) Service Desk Analyst
5 229 (9.44%) Support Engineer
6 203 (8.37%) 2nd Line Support
7 202 (8.33%) Desktop Support
8 156 (6.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 147 (6.06%) Architect
10 131 (5.40%) 1st Line Support
11 117 (4.82%) Consultant
12 113 (4.66%) Desktop Engineer
13 109 (4.49%) Administrator
14 96 (3.96%) 3rd Line Support
15 77 (3.17%) Desktop Analyst
16 69 (2.84%) Server Engineer
17 67 (2.76%) Desktop Support Analyst
18 65 (2.68%) Desktop Support Engineer
18 65 (2.68%) Developer
19 61 (2.51%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (3.71%) .NET
2 45 (1.85%) Application Packaging
3 42 (1.73%) ASP.NET
4 36 (1.48%) HTML
5 35 (1.44%) Web Services
6 31 (1.28%) WCF
7 30 (1.24%) Middleware
8 29 (1.20%) CSS
9 28 (1.15%) jQuery
10 26 (1.07%) XML
11 20 (0.82%) HTML5
12 13 (0.54%) .NET Framework
13 12 (0.49%) Ajax
14 11 (0.45%) WPF
14 11 (0.45%) Java EE
15 10 (0.41%) ASP.NET MVC
15 10 (0.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 9 (0.37%) LINQ
17 8 (0.33%) WF
18 6 (0.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 332 (13.69%) Blackberry
2 119 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
3 113 (4.66%) Clustering
4 71 (2.93%) Replication
5 62 (2.56%) Hedge funds
6 61 (2.51%) Thin Client
6 61 (2.51%) Fat Client
7 51 (2.10%) iPhone
8 48 (1.98%) Management Information System
9 40 (1.65%) Computer Science
10 33 (1.36%) PKI
11 32 (1.32%) Client/Server
12 30 (1.24%) Handset
13 29 (1.20%) iPad
13 29 (1.20%) NHS
14 24 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
15 21 (0.87%) CESG
16 18 (0.74%) AS400
17 16 (0.66%) Enterprise Storage
18 13 (0.54%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 1941 (80.01%) Windows
2 812 (33.47%) Windows 7
3 664 (27.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 439 (18.10%) Windows XP
5 427 (17.60%) Windows Server 2003
6 216 (8.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 173 (7.13%) Linux
8 120 (4.95%) Windows 8
9 96 (3.96%) UNIX
10 59 (2.43%) Android
11 48 (1.98%) Windows Vista
12 46 (1.90%) Apple iOS
13 44 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 37 (1.53%) Mac OS X
15 34 (1.40%) Windows 2000
16 27 (1.11%) Solaris
17 26 (1.07%) Mac OS
18 23 (0.95%) Windows 2000 Server
19 13 (0.54%) CentOS
20 12 (0.49%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 593 (24.44%) ITIL
2 231 (9.52%) Migration
3 118 (4.86%) Service Management
4 104 (4.29%) Incident Management
5 92 (3.79%) Disaster Recovery
6 85 (3.50%) Change Management
7 76 (3.13%) Service Delivery
8 71 (2.93%) Project Management
9 63 (2.60%) Problem Management
10 61 (2.51%) Agile Software Development
11 55 (2.27%) Asset Management
12 46 (1.90%) Identity Management
13 44 (1.81%) Time Management
14 43 (1.77%) Load Balancing
15 40 (1.65%) Information Security
15 40 (1.65%) Document Management
16 39 (1.61%) Capacity Planning
16 39 (1.61%) User Acceptance Testing
16 39 (1.61%) ITSM
17 38 (1.57%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 295 (12.16%) SQL
2 291 (12.00%) PowerShell
3 86 (3.54%) VBScript
4 80 (3.30%) VB
5 56 (2.31%) C#
6 41 (1.69%) Perl
7 37 (1.53%) Java
8 29 (1.20%) JavaScript
9 28 (1.15%) Python
10 27 (1.11%) Shell Script
11 23 (0.95%) C
11 23 (0.95%) VBA
12 15 (0.62%) T-SQL
12 15 (0.62%) PHP
13 13 (0.54%) Bash Shell
14 6 (0.25%) Korn
15 5 (0.21%) Ruby
16 3 (0.12%) Objective-C
16 3 (0.12%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.082%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
Qualifications
1 235 (9.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 156 (6.43%) MCSE
3 113 (4.66%) Security Cleared
4 90 (3.71%) Degree
5 77 (3.17%) SC Cleared
6 74 (3.05%) MCP
7 60 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
8 57 (2.35%) MCITP
9 52 (2.14%) CCNA
10 48 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 46 (1.90%) Citrix Certification
12 45 (1.85%) MCSA
13 43 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
14 36 (1.48%) CISSP
15 28 (1.15%) MCTS
16 26 (1.07%) CCA
17 19 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 19 (0.78%) CCEA
18 18 (0.74%) CCNP
19 17 (0.70%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (6.10%) SLA
2 32 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (1.32%) QA
3 18 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (0.33%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.16%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.16%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.12%) COBIT
7 2 (0.082%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 435 (17.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 250 (10.31%) XenApp
3 206 (8.49%) vSphere
4 146 (6.02%) Hyper-V
5 111 (4.58%) VMware ESX
6 65 (2.68%) XenDesktop
7 60 (2.47%) Microsoft App-V
8 54 (2.23%) VMware ESXi
9 48 (1.98%) XenServer
10 44 (1.81%) Xen
11 41 (1.69%) Terminal Services
12 34 (1.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 30 (1.24%) vCloud
14 27 (1.11%) NFS
15 21 (0.87%) VMware Server
15 21 (0.87%) NLBS
15 21 (0.87%) ISA Server
16 20 (0.82%) Terminal Server
17 17 (0.70%) UAG
18 10 (0.41%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 355 (14.63%) SCCM
2 118 (4.86%) SCOM
3 85 (3.50%) Backup Exec
4 56 (2.31%) WSUS
5 41 (1.69%) NetBackup
6 40 (1.65%) Control-M
6 40 (1.65%) HP SIM
7 32 (1.32%) Tivoli
7 32 (1.32%) Nagios
8 24 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
9 23 (0.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 20 (0.82%) BMC PATROL
10 20 (0.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 19 (0.78%) OpenView
12 18 (0.74%) BladeLogic
12 18 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
12 18 (0.74%) SCVMM
12 18 (0.74%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
13 17 (0.70%) DameWare
14 16 (0.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1082 (44.60%) Microsoft
2 747 (30.79%) VMware
3 658 (27.12%) Citrix
4 320 (13.19%) Cisco
5 290 (11.95%) HP
6 112 (4.62%) IBM
7 107 (4.41%) Dell
8 105 (4.33%) Oracle
9 101 (4.16%) NetApp
10 96 (3.96%) Symantec
11 81 (3.34%) Remedy
12 77 (3.17%) EMC
13 75 (3.09%) Altiris
14 70 (2.89%) CheckPoint
15 64 (2.64%) Lotus
16 59 (2.43%) SolarWinds
17 57 (2.35%) Apple
17 57 (2.35%) F5
18 53 (2.18%) McAfee
19 47 (1.94%) Bloomberg
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