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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 34 38 49
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +11
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 1188 1178 971
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 5.06% 5.01% 4.00%
As % of the System Software category 54.70% 55.88% 50.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 764 690 508
Average daily rate
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£320 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £140 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £269 £275
% change year-on-year
+11.52% -2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 131 139
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.00 £26.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
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
2172 2108 1919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.25% 8.96% 7.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1448 1324 1144
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £175 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 138 165
Average hourly rate £18.94 £17.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.41% -12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.45 £34.00 £30.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -11.11%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -1 306 £370 +40.95% 59
Croydon -5 21 £325 +39.78% 3
Bromley +1 9 £243 -
Wembley - 7 £293 -
Chessington +1 6 - -
Kingston Upon Thames 0 6 £250 -8.91%
Twickenham -3 4 £125 -54.54%
Docklands, London -8 4 £450 -16.27%
Uxbridge -6 3 £113 -77.50% 2
Mayfair - 3 £308 -
Enfield - 3 £210 -
Northwood - 3 - -
Hounslow 0 2 - -
Feltham -7 2 - -
Ilford - 2 - -
Romford - 2 - -
Woodford Green - 2 £148 -
Westminster 0 1 - -
Hammersmith -7 1 - - 1
Canary Wharf -10 1 £130 -
Hackney - 1 £425 -
Southwark - 1 £143 -
Brentford - 1 £95 - 3
Teddington - 1 £250 -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1735 (75.30%) Windows
2 992 (43.06%) Microsoft
3 811 (35.20%) VMware
4 618 (26.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 614 (26.65%) MS Exchange
6 613 (26.61%) Windows 7
7 577 (25.04%) Citrix
8 519 (22.53%) ITIL
9 499 (21.66%) MS Office
10 458 (19.88%) Finance
11 412 (17.88%) Windows Server 2012
12 398 (17.27%) VMware Infrastructure
13 376 (16.32%) MS Excel
14 353 (15.32%) DNS
15 352 (15.28%) Windows Server 2003
16 296 (12.85%) Cisco
17 288 (12.50%) PowerShell
18 286 (12.41%) SQL
19 283 (12.28%) SQL Server
19 283 (12.28%) Migration
20 278 (12.07%) Exchange Server 2010
21 261 (11.33%) SCCM
22 259 (11.24%) Microsoft Certification
23 242 (10.50%) LAN
24 240 (10.42%) Blackberry
25 237 (10.29%) DHCP
26 232 (10.07%) SAN
26 232 (10.07%) Firewall
27 220 (9.55%) WAN
28 218 (9.46%) Windows XP

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 614 (26.65%) MS Exchange
2 278 (12.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 191 (8.29%) SharePoint
4 177 (7.68%) Lync
5 169 (7.34%) IIS
6 148 (6.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 115 (4.99%) Exchange Server 2013
8 91 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2007
9 57 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2003
10 36 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
11 33 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
12 29 (1.26%) IBM Notes
13 25 (1.09%) WebSphere
13 25 (1.09%) WorkSite
14 24 (1.04%) Tomcat
15 20 (0.87%) Apache
16 16 (0.69%) JBoss
17 15 (0.65%) WebLogic
17 15 (0.65%) Office Communications Server
18 11 (0.48%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 499 (21.66%) MS Office
2 376 (16.32%) MS Excel
3 43 (1.87%) MS PowerPoint
4 37 (1.61%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.69%) MS Project
6 15 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 8 (0.35%) InfoPath
9 5 (0.22%) Acrobat
9 5 (0.22%) InDesign
10 2 (0.087%) PowerPivot
10 2 (0.087%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.043%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.043%) PaintShop Pro
11 1 (0.043%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.043%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 20 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.22%) SAP GRC
4 4 (0.17%) Agresso
4 4 (0.17%) Remedy AR System
4 4 (0.17%) RMDS
5 3 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.087%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.087%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.087%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.087%) assyst
7 1 (0.043%) Adaptiv
7 1 (0.043%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.043%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.043%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.043%) Eikon
7 1 (0.043%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.043%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 188 (8.16%) Office 365
2 92 (3.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 63 (2.73%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (0.74%) SaaS
5 16 (0.69%) IaaS
6 15 (0.65%) Google Apps
7 11 (0.48%) PaaS
8 9 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (0.35%) OpenShift
10 7 (0.30%) GitHub
11 6 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.22%) Mimecast
13 4 (0.17%) Google Drive
13 4 (0.17%) Yammer
13 4 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 3 (0.13%) IBM SmartCloud
15 2 (0.087%) SoftLayer
15 2 (0.087%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 2 (0.087%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 353 (15.32%) DNS
2 242 (10.50%) LAN
3 237 (10.29%) DHCP
4 232 (10.07%) SAN
4 232 (10.07%) Firewall
5 220 (9.55%) WAN
6 217 (9.42%) TCP/IP
7 172 (7.47%) VPN
8 100 (4.34%) NAS
9 98 (4.25%) LDAP
10 84 (3.65%) VLAN
11 63 (2.73%) MPLS
12 60 (2.60%) Network Security
13 55 (2.39%) Internet
14 54 (2.34%) NetScaler
15 52 (2.26%) VoIP
16 48 (2.08%) Wireless
17 40 (1.74%) SSL
18 33 (1.43%) Cisco IOS
19 32 (1.39%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 283 (12.28%) SQL Server
2 53 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 24 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 23 (1.00%) Oracle Database
6 22 (0.95%) MySQL
7 21 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
8 20 (0.87%) Relational Database
9 11 (0.48%) Big Data
10 10 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (0.35%) Data Mining
11 8 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
11 8 (0.35%) Oracle Exadata
11 8 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (0.30%) Infinispan
12 7 (0.30%) Redis
12 7 (0.30%) Riak
12 7 (0.30%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 30 (1.30%) MSI
2 18 (0.78%) Jenkins
3 15 (0.65%) Git (software)
4 13 (0.56%) JIRA
5 11 (0.48%) Selenium
5 11 (0.48%) Visual Studio
6 8 (0.35%) JMeter
6 8 (0.35%) JUnit
6 8 (0.35%) Maven
6 8 (0.35%) Gradle
6 8 (0.35%) Artifactory
6 8 (0.35%) Mocha
6 8 (0.35%) Gerrit
6 8 (0.35%) SonarQube
7 6 (0.26%) InstallShield
7 6 (0.26%) AdminStudio
8 5 (0.22%) Subversion
9 3 (0.13%) WinDbg
10 2 (0.087%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.087%) NSubstitute
General
1 458 (19.88%) Finance
2 163 (7.07%) Banking
3 82 (3.56%) Law
4 66 (2.86%) Legal
5 60 (2.60%) Retail
6 39 (1.69%) Investment Banking
7 35 (1.52%) Telecoms
8 31 (1.35%) Financial Institution
9 27 (1.17%) Advertising
10 21 (0.91%) Publishing
10 21 (0.91%) Back Office
10 21 (0.91%) French Language
11 14 (0.61%) Local Government
12 13 (0.56%) Marketing
13 8 (0.35%) Front Office
14 7 (0.30%) Spanish Language
15 6 (0.26%) Japanese Language
15 6 (0.26%) Manufacturing
16 4 (0.17%) German Language
17 3 (0.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 541 (23.48%) Analyst
2 240 (10.42%) Support Analyst
3 225 (9.77%) Support Engineer
4 205 (8.90%) Desktop Support
5 198 (8.59%) 2nd Line Support
6 188 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 164 (7.12%) Administrator
8 163 (7.07%) Service Analyst
9 159 (6.90%) Service Desk Analyst
10 136 (5.90%) Architect
11 119 (5.16%) 3rd Line Support
12 109 (4.73%) Desktop Engineer
13 99 (4.30%) Server Engineer
14 93 (4.04%) Systems Administrator
15 90 (3.91%) Consultant
16 89 (3.86%) 1st Line Support
17 79 (3.43%) Desktop Support Engineer
18 77 (3.34%) Systems Engineer
19 68 (2.95%) IT Support
20 62 (2.69%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (3.04%) .NET
2 49 (2.13%) Web Services
3 35 (1.52%) HTML
4 32 (1.39%) Middleware
5 31 (1.35%) Application Packaging
6 23 (1.00%) ASP.NET
6 23 (1.00%) CSS
7 21 (0.91%) XML
7 21 (0.91%) jQuery
8 19 (0.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 18 (0.78%) AngularJS
10 16 (0.69%) HTML5
10 16 (0.69%) Spring
11 15 (0.65%) J2EE
11 15 (0.65%) REST
12 14 (0.61%) RabbitMQ
13 13 (0.56%) JSON
14 12 (0.52%) Ajax
15 11 (0.48%) KnockoutJS
16 10 (0.43%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 240 (10.42%) Blackberry
2 169 (7.34%) Data Centre
3 142 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
4 88 (3.82%) Clustering
5 64 (2.78%) iPhone
6 57 (2.47%) Management Information System
7 54 (2.34%) PKI
8 51 (2.21%) NHS
9 49 (2.13%) iPad
10 39 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
10 39 (1.69%) Fat Client
10 39 (1.69%) Thin Client
11 25 (1.09%) Public Cloud
12 24 (1.04%) Computer Science
13 22 (0.95%) Replication
14 21 (0.91%) Client/Server
15 20 (0.87%) Hedge funds
16 14 (0.61%) CESG
17 13 (0.56%) Mainframe
17 13 (0.56%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 1735 (75.30%) Windows
2 618 (26.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 613 (26.61%) Windows 7
4 412 (17.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 352 (15.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 218 (9.46%) Windows XP
7 207 (8.98%) Linux
8 141 (6.12%) Windows 8
9 99 (4.30%) Android
10 93 (4.04%) UNIX
11 82 (3.56%) Mac OS X
12 37 (1.61%) Apple iOS
13 35 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 31 (1.35%) Mac OS
15 30 (1.30%) Solaris
16 26 (1.13%) Ubuntu
17 23 (1.00%) CentOS
18 20 (0.87%) Mac OS X Server
19 17 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
20 14 (0.61%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 519 (22.53%) ITIL
2 283 (12.28%) Migration
3 117 (5.08%) Service Management
4 110 (4.77%) Disaster Recovery
5 104 (4.51%) Project Management
6 75 (3.26%) Change Management
7 71 (3.08%) PRINCE2
8 64 (2.78%) Service Delivery
9 62 (2.69%) Problem Management
10 58 (2.52%) Information Security
11 53 (2.30%) Incident Management
12 51 (2.21%) ITSM
13 47 (2.04%) Server Building
14 46 (2.00%) Business Continuity
15 42 (1.82%) Identity Management
15 42 (1.82%) Root Cause Analysis
16 41 (1.78%) Stakeholder Management
17 39 (1.69%) Configuration Management
18 38 (1.65%) Agile Software Development
19 37 (1.61%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 288 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 286 (12.41%) SQL
3 76 (3.30%) VBScript
4 59 (2.56%) VB
5 51 (2.21%) Java
6 46 (2.00%) C#
6 46 (2.00%) Perl
7 43 (1.87%) JavaScript
8 40 (1.74%) Shell Script
9 34 (1.48%) Python
10 23 (1.00%) Bash Shell
11 16 (0.69%) C
12 10 (0.43%) VB6
13 9 (0.39%) VBA
13 9 (0.39%) T-SQL
14 8 (0.35%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.17%) Jython
15 4 (0.17%) PHP
16 3 (0.13%) C++
17 2 (0.087%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 259 (11.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 169 (7.34%) MCSE
3 104 (4.51%) Security Cleared
4 87 (3.78%) Degree
5 77 (3.34%) Cisco Certification
6 71 (3.08%) MCITP
7 62 (2.69%) SC Cleared
8 61 (2.65%) CCNA
9 60 (2.60%) MCSA
10 59 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 57 (2.47%) MCP
12 47 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
13 31 (1.35%) CISSP
13 31 (1.35%) Citrix Certification
14 24 (1.04%) DV Cleared
15 22 (0.95%) CCNP
16 18 (0.78%) PMI Certification
17 17 (0.74%) MCDST
18 16 (0.69%) CCEA
19 15 (0.65%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (5.95%) SLA
2 39 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (0.52%) QA
3 12 (0.52%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.39%) COBIT
5 8 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.13%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.087%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.043%) GxP
8 1 (0.043%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.043%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.043%) HL7
8 1 (0.043%) DICOM
System Software
1 398 (17.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 207 (8.98%) XenApp
3 169 (7.34%) vSphere
4 119 (5.16%) Hyper-V
5 73 (3.17%) VMware ESX
6 70 (3.04%) XenDesktop
7 69 (2.99%) Microsoft App-V
8 56 (2.43%) VMware ESXi
9 42 (1.82%) vCloud
10 26 (1.13%) NLBS
11 24 (1.04%) VMware Server
12 23 (1.00%) Xen
13 22 (0.95%) Terminal Services
14 19 (0.82%) XenServer
15 15 (0.65%) Samba
16 14 (0.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 14 (0.61%) DFS Replication
17 12 (0.52%) Terminal Server
18 11 (0.48%) Squid
19 9 (0.39%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 261 (11.33%) SCCM
2 89 (3.86%) SCOM
3 53 (2.30%) WSUS
4 37 (1.61%) NetBackup
5 31 (1.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 29 (1.26%) Puppet
7 26 (1.13%) AirWatch
8 25 (1.09%) Backup Exec
9 23 (1.00%) Tivoli
10 21 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
11 15 (0.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 15 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 15 (0.65%) ZABBIX
12 14 (0.61%) Casper Suite
12 14 (0.61%) HP SIM
13 13 (0.56%) EdgeSight
14 10 (0.43%) BladeLogic
14 10 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 9 (0.39%) Tivoli Identity Manager
15 9 (0.39%) Ansible
Vendors
1 992 (43.06%) Microsoft
2 811 (35.20%) VMware
3 577 (25.04%) Citrix
4 296 (12.85%) Cisco
5 155 (6.73%) HP
6 119 (5.16%) Oracle
7 116 (5.03%) NetApp
8 112 (4.86%) Apple
9 108 (4.69%) Dell
10 72 (3.13%) Symantec
11 66 (2.86%) CheckPoint
12 63 (2.73%) IBM
13 53 (2.30%) EMC
14 50 (2.17%) Remedy
15 47 (2.04%) Red Hat
16 44 (1.91%) Juniper
16 44 (1.91%) McAfee
17 40 (1.74%) AppSense
18 34 (1.48%) Bloomberg
19 30 (1.30%) BMC
London
Comtecs
Rate: £250 - £300 Per Day Windows Server 2008/2012, Active Directory/Group P
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £395 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harris Global
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
LA International
Rate: £17 - £18.50 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Vertical IT
Rate: £100 - £120 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: £100 - £120 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £75k - 90k per year + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
First Recruitment
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £200 - £210 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago