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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 44 35 36
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 950 1089 1068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.49% 5.13% 4.85%
As % of the System Software category 47.88% 56.02% 56.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 601 662 609
Average daily rate £325 £325 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £145 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 113 107
Average hourly rate £13.50 £17.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.25 £25.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.44%
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
1984 1944 1890
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.37% 9.17% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1339 1271 1145
Average daily rate £425 £403 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +7.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £195 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 116 113
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +1.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £13.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.80 £28.75 £32.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +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 11 February 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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the London region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -5 149 £400 +7.09% 76
Croydon -12 14 £350 -6.66% 2
Kingston Upon Thames +6 6 £325 +160.00% 1
Uxbridge +2 6 £151 -56.78%
Westminster -2 5 £425 -
Ilford +8 4 £388 - 2
Hammersmith -1 4 £120 -68.42%
Wembley - 4 £120 - 1
Feltham +3 3 £475 -
Canary Wharf +2 3 £275 - 1
Sidcup - 3 - - 1
Docklands, London +9 2 £525 +16.66%
Wimbledon -1 2 £130 -18.75%
Chessington -1 2 - -
Ealing -5 2 - -
Harrow - 2 £490 - 2
New Malden - 2 £300 - 1
Romford - 2 £200 -
Paddington 0 1 - -
Chiswick -3 1 £400 +166.66% 2
Southwark - 1 £325 -
Carshalton - 1 - -
Greenwich - 1 - - 1
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 1513 (77.79%) Windows
2 918 (47.20%) Microsoft
3 619 (31.83%) Windows Server
4 608 (31.26%) VMware
5 563 (28.95%) Windows 7
6 471 (24.22%) MS Office
7 470 (24.16%) Citrix
8 435 (22.37%) ITIL
9 432 (22.21%) Finance
10 420 (21.59%) MS Exchange
11 396 (20.36%) Windows Server 2008
12 372 (19.13%) DNS
13 366 (18.82%) MS Excel
14 333 (17.12%) VMware Infrastructure
15 303 (15.58%) SCCM
16 297 (15.27%) Windows Server 2012
17 268 (13.78%) Cisco
18 267 (13.73%) Office 365
19 248 (12.75%) Firewall
20 238 (12.24%) DHCP
21 236 (12.13%) Linux
21 236 (12.13%) PowerShell
22 223 (11.47%) Migration
23 216 (11.11%) SQL Server
24 211 (10.85%) SQL
25 206 (10.59%) Windows Server 2003
26 205 (10.54%) SAN
27 198 (10.18%) Blackberry
27 198 (10.18%) Exchange Server 2010
28 193 (9.92%) VPN

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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
1 420 (21.59%) MS Exchange
2 198 (10.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 145 (7.46%) SharePoint
4 143 (7.35%) IIS
5 135 (6.94%) Skype for Business
6 96 (4.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 83 (4.27%) Exchange Server 2013
8 79 (4.06%) Exchange Server 2007
9 36 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
10 29 (1.49%) IBM Notes
11 27 (1.39%) Apache
11 27 (1.39%) WebSphere
12 24 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
13 21 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
14 19 (0.98%) Tomcat
15 17 (0.87%) OpenStack
16 16 (0.82%) WebLogic
17 13 (0.67%) Confluence
18 11 (0.57%) nginx
19 10 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 471 (24.22%) MS Office
2 366 (18.82%) MS Excel
3 50 (2.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 28 (1.44%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.57%) InfoPath
6 7 (0.36%) MS Project
7 6 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (0.26%) HipChat
8 5 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.21%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.051%) Revit
Business Applications
1 19 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.41%) BusinessWare
3 8 (0.41%) Faxination
3 8 (0.41%) SAP R/3
4 6 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.26%) RMDS
6 4 (0.21%) Relativity
6 4 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.15%) Northgate Housing
7 3 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.10%) Adaptiv
8 2 (0.10%) Infor CRM
8 2 (0.10%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.10%) Remedy AR System
9 1 (0.051%) assyst
9 1 (0.051%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.051%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 267 (13.73%) Office 365
2 103 (5.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (3.60%) Amazon AWS
4 30 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
5 17 (0.87%) SaaS
6 15 (0.77%) IaaS
7 14 (0.72%) OneDrive
7 14 (0.72%) Yammer
8 9 (0.46%) PaaS
9 8 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (0.41%) Google Apps
10 6 (0.31%) Mimecast
11 5 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.21%) GitHub
13 3 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.10%) SoftLayer
15 1 (0.051%) Amazon Glacier
15 1 (0.051%) AWS CloudFormation
15 1 (0.051%) Google Compute Engine
15 1 (0.051%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 372 (19.13%) DNS
2 248 (12.75%) Firewall
3 238 (12.24%) DHCP
4 205 (10.54%) SAN
5 193 (9.92%) VPN
6 188 (9.67%) LAN
7 155 (7.97%) TCP/IP
8 146 (7.51%) WAN
9 87 (4.47%) NAS
10 79 (4.06%) Internet
10 79 (4.06%) Wi-Fi
11 77 (3.96%) LDAP
12 61 (3.14%) VoIP
13 60 (3.08%) VLAN
14 55 (2.83%) SSL
15 54 (2.78%) NetScaler
16 47 (2.42%) Network Security
17 46 (2.37%) Wireless
18 43 (2.21%) Kerberos
19 42 (2.16%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 216 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 55 (2.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 36 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 29 (1.49%) Oracle Database
5 24 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 22 (1.13%) SQL Server 2005
7 19 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 18 (0.93%) GIS
8 18 (0.93%) MongoDB
9 12 (0.62%) Hadoop
9 12 (0.62%) MySQL
10 11 (0.57%) DB2
10 11 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
10 11 (0.57%) Relational Database
11 10 (0.51%) Big Data
12 9 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
13 8 (0.41%) DB2 UDB
14 6 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (0.31%) PerformancePoint
14 6 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 32 (1.65%) Git (software)
2 22 (1.13%) Subversion
3 20 (1.03%) JIRA
3 20 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 19 (0.98%) MSI
5 16 (0.82%) Jenkins
6 11 (0.57%) Hudson
6 11 (0.57%) Vagrant
7 7 (0.36%) Visual Studio
8 6 (0.31%) Eclipse
9 5 (0.26%) Gradle
9 5 (0.26%) IntelliJ
9 5 (0.26%) Maven
10 4 (0.21%) ClearCase
10 4 (0.21%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.21%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.21%) WiX
11 3 (0.15%) Capybara
11 3 (0.15%) GitLab
12 2 (0.10%) Artifactory
General
1 432 (22.21%) Finance
2 110 (5.66%) Legal
3 106 (5.45%) Banking
4 105 (5.40%) Law
5 44 (2.26%) Retail
6 41 (2.11%) Telecoms
7 40 (2.06%) Financial Institution
8 38 (1.95%) Investment Banking
9 34 (1.75%) Advertising
10 26 (1.34%) Front Office
11 19 (0.98%) French Language
12 16 (0.82%) Back Office
13 13 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
13 13 (0.67%) Publishing
14 11 (0.57%) Games
15 10 (0.51%) Manufacturing
16 9 (0.46%) Marketing
17 8 (0.41%) German Language
18 5 (0.26%) Automotive
19 4 (0.21%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 502 (25.81%) Analyst
2 216 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 192 (9.87%) Support Analyst
4 191 (9.82%) Service Analyst
5 182 (9.36%) Architect
6 177 (9.10%) Service Desk Analyst
7 169 (8.69%) 2nd Line Support
8 168 (8.64%) Desktop Support
9 147 (7.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 126 (6.48%) IT Support
11 110 (5.66%) 3rd Line Support
12 104 (5.35%) Administrator
13 100 (5.14%) Consultant
14 94 (4.83%) Windows Engineer
15 90 (4.63%) 1st/2nd Line Support
16 88 (4.52%) Infrastructure Architect
17 81 (4.16%) Desktop Engineer
18 78 (4.01%) IT Analyst
18 78 (4.01%) Service Desk Support
19 74 (3.80%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (2.31%) Web Services
2 41 (2.11%) .NET
3 28 (1.44%) Middleware
4 19 (0.98%) SAML
4 19 (0.98%) XML
5 18 (0.93%) jQuery
6 17 (0.87%) HTML
7 14 (0.72%) CSS
8 13 (0.67%) ASP.NET
9 12 (0.62%) SailPoint
10 10 (0.51%) J2EE
10 10 (0.51%) JSON
11 9 (0.46%) MSMQ
11 9 (0.46%) Software Packaging
12 8 (0.41%) AngularJS
13 7 (0.36%) HTML5
13 7 (0.36%) Java EE
13 7 (0.36%) LAMP
14 6 (0.31%) KnockoutJS
14 6 (0.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 198 (10.18%) Blackberry
2 151 (7.76%) Data Centre
3 110 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
4 91 (4.68%) Management Information System
5 53 (2.72%) Clustering
6 45 (2.31%) Video Conferencing
7 44 (2.26%) iPhone
8 41 (2.11%) NHS
9 37 (1.90%) iPad
9 37 (1.90%) PKI
10 32 (1.65%) Computer Science
11 31 (1.59%) Hedge funds
12 30 (1.54%) Replication
13 28 (1.44%) EMC VNX
14 21 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
15 20 (1.03%) Mobile App
16 18 (0.93%) Client/Server
17 14 (0.72%) Driving Licence
17 14 (0.72%) EMC VMAX
18 13 (0.67%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1513 (77.79%) Windows
2 619 (31.83%) Windows Server
3 563 (28.95%) Windows 7
4 396 (20.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 297 (15.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 236 (12.13%) Linux
7 206 (10.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 166 (8.53%) Windows 8
9 138 (7.10%) Windows XP
10 94 (4.83%) Android
11 92 (4.73%) Unix
12 59 (3.03%) Apple iOS
13 51 (2.62%) Mac OS X
14 44 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 35 (1.80%) CentOS
16 27 (1.39%) AIX
17 25 (1.29%) VMS
18 24 (1.23%) Windows Vista
19 23 (1.18%) Mac OS
19 23 (1.18%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 435 (22.37%) ITIL
2 223 (11.47%) Migration
3 116 (5.96%) Agile Software Development
4 103 (5.30%) Service Management
5 88 (4.52%) Project Management
6 84 (4.32%) Service Delivery
7 72 (3.70%) ITSM
8 67 (3.44%) Information Security
9 62 (3.19%) Change Management
10 61 (3.14%) Problem Management
11 58 (2.98%) DevOps
12 53 (2.72%) Configuration Management
13 52 (2.67%) Asset Management
13 52 (2.67%) Disaster Recovery
14 46 (2.37%) CRM
14 46 (2.37%) Patch Management
15 42 (2.16%) Performance Tuning
16 39 (2.01%) TOGAF
17 38 (1.95%) Identity Access Management
18 36 (1.85%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 236 (12.13%) PowerShell
2 211 (10.85%) SQL
3 41 (2.11%) Java
4 40 (2.06%) VBScript
5 38 (1.95%) C#
6 36 (1.85%) Perl
7 34 (1.75%) Python
8 31 (1.59%) JavaScript
9 29 (1.49%) C
10 27 (1.39%) Bash Shell
11 24 (1.23%) VB
12 18 (0.93%) Shell Script
13 15 (0.77%) T-SQL
14 10 (0.51%) Ruby
14 10 (0.51%) VBA
15 6 (0.31%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.31%) VB.NET
16 5 (0.26%) Korn
17 3 (0.15%) Groovy
17 3 (0.15%) PHP
Qualifications
1 174 (8.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 108 (5.55%) Security Cleared
3 100 (5.14%) Degree
4 99 (5.09%) MCSE
5 80 (4.11%) Cisco Certification
6 61 (3.14%) SC Cleared
7 60 (3.08%) CCNA
8 59 (3.03%) MCP
9 49 (2.52%) CISSP
10 43 (2.21%) CISM
11 42 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
12 35 (1.80%) MCSA
13 34 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 32 (1.65%) DV Cleared
15 30 (1.54%) MCITP
16 26 (1.34%) Citrix Certification
17 21 (1.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 20 (1.03%) A+ Certification
19 19 (0.98%) CCNP
19 19 (0.98%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (4.22%) SLA
2 29 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (0.72%) PCI DSS
4 13 (0.67%) QA
5 9 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.15%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.15%) ISO15022
7 3 (0.15%) ISO20022
8 2 (0.10%) ISO27002
9 1 (0.051%) COBIT
9 1 (0.051%) COSO
9 1 (0.051%) FedRAMP
9 1 (0.051%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.051%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.051%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.051%) RMADS
System Software
1 333 (17.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 171 (8.79%) XenApp
3 131 (6.74%) Hyper-V
4 113 (5.81%) vSphere
5 93 (4.78%) XenDesktop
6 57 (2.93%) Microsoft App-V
7 52 (2.67%) VMware ESX
8 46 (2.37%) VMware ESXi
9 29 (1.49%) Terminal Services
9 29 (1.49%) vCloud
10 26 (1.34%) XenServer
11 20 (1.03%) NFS
12 18 (0.93%) ISA Server
13 17 (0.87%) Terminal Server
14 16 (0.82%) BitLocker
15 12 (0.62%) Samba
16 11 (0.57%) Firmware
17 10 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
17 10 (0.51%) Xen
18 9 (0.46%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 303 (15.58%) SCCM
2 107 (5.50%) SCOM
3 55 (2.83%) Puppet
4 45 (2.31%) Backup Exec
5 42 (2.16%) WSUS
6 28 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
7 24 (1.23%) NetBackup
8 20 (1.03%) ZABBIX
9 16 (0.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 16 (0.82%) Salt
9 16 (0.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 16 (0.82%) Windows Intune
10 15 (0.77%) CA Single Sign-On
11 14 (0.72%) Ansible
11 14 (0.72%) SCOrch
11 14 (0.72%) vMotion
12 13 (0.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 13 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
13 11 (0.57%) AirWatch
14 10 (0.51%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 918 (47.20%) Microsoft
2 608 (31.26%) VMware
3 470 (24.16%) Citrix
4 268 (13.78%) Cisco
5 170 (8.74%) HP
6 96 (4.94%) NetApp
7 85 (4.37%) Oracle
8 75 (3.86%) EMC
9 73 (3.75%) Dell
10 63 (3.24%) Symantec
11 59 (3.03%) CheckPoint
12 55 (2.83%) Red Hat
13 46 (2.37%) Apple
14 45 (2.31%) CA
15 40 (2.06%) LANDesk
16 39 (2.01%) AppSense
16 39 (2.01%) IBM
16 39 (2.01%) Juniper
17 35 (1.80%) Bloomberg
18 33 (1.70%) Remedy
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