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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 46 33 33
Rank change year-on-year
-13 0
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 1024 1191 1186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.45% 5.33% 5.08%
As % of the System Software category 43.99% 59.43% 60.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 688 723 681
Average daily rate £350 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 140 134
Average hourly rate £14.95 £17.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.05% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.15 £23.50 £25.00
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
2328 2004 1971
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 10.13% 8.97% 8.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1654 1328 1204
Average daily rate £440 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £190 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £318
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 144 143
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £25.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 28 April 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 -12 157 £363 +11.53% 56
Croydon -16 8 £350 -6.66% 3
Harrow - 8 £480 - 1
Canary Wharf +10 7 £563 +18.42% 1
Sidcup - 5 £338 -
Docklands, London +11 4 £525 +36.80%
Hammersmith +5 3 £120 -20.00%
Ilford +3 3 £375 -
Hounslow +2 3 £415 +50.90% 1
Kingston Upon Thames 0 3 £325 +124.37% 5
Twickenham -1 3 £170 - 2
Bromley -15 3 £250 -9.09%
Brentford - 3 £375 -
Chessington +5 2 - -
Romford +1 2 - -
Wembley +1 2 £120 +4.34%
Chiswick - 2 - -
Southall - 2 £200 -
New Malden - 2 £300 -
Feltham +3 1 £475 -
Enfield 0 1 £140 -63.87% 2
Ealing -1 1 - -
Westminster - 1 £150 -
Paddington - 1 - -
Wimbledon - 1 - -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 1454 (74.95%) Windows
2 876 (45.15%) Microsoft
3 637 (32.84%) Windows Server
4 627 (32.32%) VMware
5 502 (25.88%) Windows 7
6 447 (23.04%) Citrix
7 439 (22.63%) MS Office
8 425 (21.91%) ITIL
9 402 (20.72%) MS Exchange
10 395 (20.36%) Finance
11 373 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
12 368 (18.97%) VMware Infrastructure
13 326 (16.80%) MS Excel
14 322 (16.60%) DNS
15 291 (15.00%) SCCM
16 288 (14.85%) Windows Server 2012
17 261 (13.45%) Migration
18 258 (13.30%) Linux
19 251 (12.94%) Firewall
20 250 (12.89%) Cisco
21 247 (12.73%) PowerShell
22 242 (12.47%) Office 365
23 226 (11.65%) SQL Server
24 203 (10.46%) SQL
24 203 (10.46%) SAN
25 182 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
26 175 (9.02%) Exchange Server 2010
27 168 (8.66%) HP
27 168 (8.66%) LAN
28 165 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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
1 402 (20.72%) MS Exchange
2 175 (9.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 143 (7.37%) SharePoint
4 134 (6.91%) Skype for Business
5 111 (5.72%) IIS
6 82 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2013
7 81 (4.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 74 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2007
9 40 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2003
10 32 (1.65%) Confluence
11 29 (1.49%) OpenStack
12 27 (1.39%) Apache
12 27 (1.39%) Tomcat
13 25 (1.29%) IBM Notes
13 25 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
14 23 (1.19%) WebSphere
15 17 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
16 15 (0.77%) WebLogic
17 10 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
18 7 (0.36%) JBoss
Applications
1 439 (22.63%) MS Office
2 326 (16.80%) MS Excel
3 38 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (0.88%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.52%) InfoPath
6 9 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.41%) HipChat
8 7 (0.36%) MS Project
9 4 (0.21%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 27 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.36%) RMDS
3 6 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
4 5 (0.26%) BusinessWare
4 5 (0.26%) Eikon
4 5 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.26%) SAP R/3
5 4 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.15%) Northgate Housing
6 3 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.10%) Infor CRM
7 2 (0.10%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.052%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.052%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.052%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.052%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 242 (12.47%) Office 365
2 165 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 96 (4.95%) Amazon AWS
4 79 (4.07%) Azure Active Directory
5 34 (1.75%) IaaS
6 29 (1.49%) SaaS
7 27 (1.39%) Yammer
8 24 (1.24%) PaaS
9 21 (1.08%) OneDrive
10 13 (0.67%) Google Apps
11 10 (0.52%) Mimecast
12 7 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 3 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.15%) GitHub
14 3 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
15 2 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
15 2 (0.10%) Amazon S3
16 1 (0.052%) Amazon ELB
16 1 (0.052%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 322 (16.60%) DNS
2 251 (12.94%) Firewall
3 203 (10.46%) SAN
4 168 (8.66%) LAN
5 163 (8.40%) DHCP
6 162 (8.35%) TCP/IP
7 143 (7.37%) VPN
8 141 (7.27%) WAN
9 92 (4.74%) NAS
10 91 (4.69%) Internet
11 76 (3.92%) LDAP
12 65 (3.35%) Skype
13 54 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
14 52 (2.68%) Network Security
15 44 (2.27%) NetScaler
15 44 (2.27%) VoIP
16 42 (2.16%) SSL
17 38 (1.96%) Wireless
18 35 (1.80%) iSCSI
19 34 (1.75%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (11.65%) SQL Server
2 52 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 37 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 27 (1.39%) Oracle Database
5 23 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
6 20 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 20 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 19 (0.98%) MongoDB
7 19 (0.98%) MySQL
8 17 (0.88%) GIS
9 16 (0.82%) Relational Database
10 12 (0.62%) DB2
11 11 (0.57%) NoSQL
11 11 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
12 10 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
13 9 (0.46%) Azure SQL Database
14 8 (0.41%) Hadoop
15 7 (0.36%) Big Data
16 6 (0.31%) Oracle Exadata
16 6 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 59 (3.04%) Git (software)
2 50 (2.58%) JIRA
3 41 (2.11%) Jenkins
4 26 (1.34%) Subversion
5 18 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (0.77%) Hudson
7 14 (0.72%) Maven
7 14 (0.72%) MSI
8 12 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 12 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
9 11 (0.57%) Vagrant
10 10 (0.52%) Ant
11 8 (0.41%) Visual Studio
12 7 (0.36%) TeamCity
13 6 (0.31%) Artifactory
13 6 (0.31%) NUnit
14 5 (0.26%) AdminStudio
14 5 (0.26%) Eclipse
14 5 (0.26%) Gradle
14 5 (0.26%) IntelliJ
General
1 395 (20.36%) Finance
2 112 (5.77%) Banking
3 94 (4.85%) Law
4 93 (4.79%) Legal
5 54 (2.78%) Retail
6 43 (2.22%) Investment Banking
7 37 (1.91%) Telecoms
8 36 (1.86%) Advertising
9 30 (1.55%) Financial Institution
10 23 (1.19%) Front Office
11 20 (1.03%) Publishing
12 19 (0.98%) Back Office
13 9 (0.46%) French Language
13 9 (0.46%) Games
13 9 (0.46%) Marketing
14 8 (0.41%) Manufacturing
15 7 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.26%) German Language
16 5 (0.26%) Spanish Language
17 4 (0.21%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 430 (22.16%) Analyst
2 206 (10.62%) Support Engineer
3 189 (9.74%) Architect
4 180 (9.28%) Support Analyst
5 172 (8.87%) Service Analyst
6 166 (8.56%) Desktop Support
7 160 (8.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 156 (8.04%) Service Desk Analyst
9 155 (7.99%) 2nd Line Support
10 130 (6.70%) Administrator
11 117 (6.03%) Consultant
11 117 (6.03%) IT Support
12 111 (5.72%) Windows Engineer
13 90 (4.64%) 3rd Line Support
14 81 (4.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 78 (4.02%) Infrastructure Architect
16 77 (3.97%) Desktop Engineer
16 77 (3.97%) Systems Administrator
17 75 (3.87%) Service Desk Support
18 74 (3.81%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (3.56%) .NET
2 64 (3.30%) Web Services
3 28 (1.44%) HTML
4 19 (0.98%) LAMP
5 18 (0.93%) jQuery
5 18 (0.93%) Middleware
6 17 (0.88%) XML
7 15 (0.77%) CSS
8 13 (0.67%) J2EE
9 11 (0.57%) ASP.NET
10 10 (0.52%) REST
10 10 (0.52%) SailPoint
11 9 (0.46%) ELK Stack
11 9 (0.46%) WCF
12 8 (0.41%) AngularJS
12 8 (0.41%) Java EE
12 8 (0.41%) JSON
12 8 (0.41%) SAML
12 8 (0.41%) SOAP
13 7 (0.36%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 153 (7.89%) Blackberry
1 153 (7.89%) Data Centre
2 95 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
3 74 (3.81%) Management Information System
4 56 (2.89%) Clustering
5 51 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
6 40 (2.06%) Computer Science
7 39 (2.01%) Hedge funds
8 35 (1.80%) EMC VNX
8 35 (1.80%) iPhone
9 32 (1.65%) NHS
9 32 (1.65%) PKI
9 32 (1.65%) Replication
10 30 (1.55%) iPad
11 25 (1.29%) Enterprise Storage
12 17 (0.88%) Fat Client
12 17 (0.88%) Thin Client
13 16 (0.82%) Mobile App
13 16 (0.82%) Private Cloud
13 16 (0.82%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1454 (74.95%) Windows
2 637 (32.84%) Windows Server
3 502 (25.88%) Windows 7
4 373 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 288 (14.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 258 (13.30%) Linux
7 182 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 163 (8.40%) Windows 8
9 119 (6.13%) Unix
9 119 (6.13%) Windows XP
10 60 (3.09%) Mac OS X
11 53 (2.73%) Android
12 49 (2.53%) Windows 10
13 46 (2.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 42 (2.16%) CentOS
15 37 (1.91%) Apple iOS
16 33 (1.70%) AIX
16 33 (1.70%) VMS
17 32 (1.65%) Solaris
18 26 (1.34%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 425 (21.91%) ITIL
2 261 (13.45%) Migration
3 137 (7.06%) Agile Software Development
4 112 (5.77%) Project Management
5 106 (5.46%) Service Management
6 84 (4.33%) DevOps
7 81 (4.18%) Disaster Recovery
8 77 (3.97%) Problem Management
9 75 (3.87%) Service Delivery
10 70 (3.61%) Change Management
11 62 (3.20%) Configuration Management
11 62 (3.20%) ITSM
12 57 (2.94%) High Availability
13 55 (2.84%) CRM
14 50 (2.58%) Information Security
15 45 (2.32%) TOGAF
16 44 (2.27%) Asset Management
17 43 (2.22%) Identity Access Management
17 43 (2.22%) Open Source
18 42 (2.16%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 247 (12.73%) PowerShell
2 203 (10.46%) SQL
3 64 (3.30%) Java
4 58 (2.99%) Python
5 55 (2.84%) Perl
6 52 (2.68%) C#
7 44 (2.27%) Bash Shell
7 44 (2.27%) JavaScript
8 34 (1.75%) C
9 26 (1.34%) Shell Script
10 24 (1.24%) Ruby
11 23 (1.19%) T-SQL
11 23 (1.19%) VBScript
12 19 (0.98%) VB
13 12 (0.62%) VBA
14 8 (0.41%) PHP
15 7 (0.36%) C++
15 7 (0.36%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.21%) VB.NET
17 3 (0.15%) Korn
Qualifications
1 160 (8.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 157 (8.09%) Security Cleared
3 103 (5.31%) Degree
4 96 (4.95%) SC Cleared
5 89 (4.59%) MCSE
6 72 (3.71%) Cisco Certification
7 56 (2.89%) CCNA
8 47 (2.42%) MCP
9 43 (2.22%) DV Cleared
10 37 (1.91%) MCSA
11 36 (1.86%) CISSP
12 35 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
12 35 (1.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 28 (1.44%) CISM
14 27 (1.39%) MCITP
15 22 (1.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 20 (1.03%) CTC Cleared
17 18 (0.93%) CCNP
17 18 (0.93%) MCDST
17 18 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (4.33%) SLA
2 29 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (0.93%) QA
4 10 (0.52%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
6 8 (0.41%) COBIT
7 5 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.21%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.21%) PMBOK
9 3 (0.15%) ISO15022
9 3 (0.15%) ISO20022
10 2 (0.10%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.10%) DICOM
10 2 (0.10%) HL7
10 2 (0.10%) ISO27002
11 1 (0.052%) COSO
11 1 (0.052%) FedRAMP
11 1 (0.052%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.052%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.052%) RMADS
System Software
1 368 (18.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 142 (7.32%) XenApp
3 122 (6.29%) Hyper-V
4 102 (5.26%) vSphere
5 74 (3.81%) XenDesktop
6 67 (3.45%) VMware ESX
7 52 (2.68%) VMware ESXi
8 42 (2.16%) Microsoft App-V
9 28 (1.44%) Docker
10 19 (0.98%) NFS
11 17 (0.88%) vCloud
12 16 (0.82%) XenServer
13 14 (0.72%) BitLocker
13 14 (0.72%) Samba
14 13 (0.67%) Firmware
14 13 (0.67%) Terminal Services
15 12 (0.62%) Terminal Server
16 11 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 11 (0.57%) RACF
16 11 (0.57%) Xen
Systems Management
1 291 (15.00%) SCCM
2 119 (6.13%) SCOM
3 73 (3.76%) Puppet
4 45 (2.32%) WSUS
5 39 (2.01%) Backup Exec
6 35 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
7 32 (1.65%) Ansible
8 23 (1.19%) NetBackup
9 20 (1.03%) ZABBIX
10 17 (0.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 17 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
11 16 (0.82%) Salt
12 15 (0.77%) HP SIM
13 14 (0.72%) CA Single Sign-On
13 14 (0.72%) Windows Intune
14 13 (0.67%) Nagios
15 12 (0.62%) SCOrch
16 11 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
16 11 (0.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 9 (0.46%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 876 (45.15%) Microsoft
2 627 (32.32%) VMware
3 447 (23.04%) Citrix
4 250 (12.89%) Cisco
5 168 (8.66%) HP
6 97 (5.00%) NetApp
7 94 (4.85%) Oracle
8 93 (4.79%) Dell
9 71 (3.66%) EMC
10 64 (3.30%) Red Hat
11 56 (2.89%) Apple
12 53 (2.73%) IBM
13 52 (2.68%) Symantec
14 49 (2.53%) Bloomberg
15 41 (2.11%) CheckPoint
16 40 (2.06%) Splunk
17 36 (1.86%) Reuters
18 35 (1.80%) iManage
19 34 (1.75%) LANDesk
20 32 (1.65%) Intel Security
London
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Rate: £400 - £440 per day + depending experience
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
JM
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £501 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £140 to £160 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
East London
Affinity Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £300.00 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
PCR
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Enfield, Middlesex
Oscar
Rate: £150 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £380.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £220.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £150 - 200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Networking People
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Alderbridge Network Recruitment
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £120 - £150 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Data Idols
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £150 - 200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
onezeero.
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £190 - £220 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Crimson Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £170 - £190 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Rate: £280 - £310 per day
Posted: 6 days ago