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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 35 34 40
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 1109 1230 973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.81% 5.07% 4.55%
As % of the System Software category 55.73% 56.01% 55.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 700 738 496
Average daily rate
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£300 £329 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% +1.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 117 188
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.30 £24.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.42 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.85%
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
1990 2196 1757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.63% 9.05% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1308 1375 1018
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 122 216
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £24.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

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 December 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 December 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 December 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 +1 305 £325 - 96
Uxbridge 0 10 - - 1
Croydon -11 8 £388 -13.88% 2
Canary Wharf +9 5 - -
Chessington +4 5 £150 -
Kingston Upon Thames -6 5 £141 -46.79%
Greenwich +5 4 £105 -70.83%
Bromley +1 4 £173 +102.94% 1
Hammersmith +6 3 - -
Docklands, London +10 2 £475 -5.00%
Chiswick +1 2 £150 -25.00%
Enfield - 2 - - 1
Twickenham +1 1 - -
Ealing 0 1 - - 2
Wimbledon -1 1 £160 +6.66% 2
Hayes - 1 - - 2
Paddington - 1 - -
Mayfair - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 1
Ilford - - - -
Edgware - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Hillingdon - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Grays - - - -
Greenford - - - -
Harrow - - - - 1
Carshalton - - - -
Barnet - - - - 2
Beckenham - - - -
Morden - - - -
New Malden - - - - 1
Romford - - - - 2
Sidcup - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Stanmore - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - - 2
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1907 (79.66%) Windows
2 1034 (43.19%) Microsoft
3 799 (33.38%) VMware
4 722 (30.16%) Windows 7
5 705 (29.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 690 (28.82%) MS Exchange
7 644 (26.90%) Citrix
8 601 (25.10%) MS Office
9 539 (22.51%) ITIL
10 463 (19.34%) Finance
11 446 (18.63%) MS Excel
12 440 (18.38%) VMware Infrastructure
13 437 (18.25%) Windows Server 2003
14 423 (17.67%) Windows XP
15 418 (17.46%) DNS
16 395 (16.50%) Exchange Server 2010
17 323 (13.49%) SCCM
18 320 (13.37%) Cisco
19 299 (12.49%) Blackberry
20 298 (12.45%) Windows Server 2012
21 287 (11.99%) DHCP
22 286 (11.95%) SAN
23 274 (11.45%) PowerShell
24 271 (11.32%) SQL
25 266 (11.11%) Firewall
26 249 (10.40%) SQL Server
27 246 (10.28%) Migration
27 246 (10.28%) XenApp
28 239 (9.98%) HP
29 224 (9.36%) vSphere

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 690 (28.82%) MS Exchange
2 395 (16.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 211 (8.81%) SharePoint
4 186 (7.77%) Exchange Server 2007
5 174 (7.27%) IIS
6 166 (6.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 151 (6.31%) Exchange Server 2003
7 151 (6.31%) Lync
8 103 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2013
9 55 (2.30%) IBM Notes
10 41 (1.71%) Office Communications Server
11 39 (1.63%) SharePoint 2010
12 35 (1.46%) WorkSite
13 32 (1.34%) Tomcat
14 29 (1.21%) Apache
15 25 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
16 15 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
17 8 (0.33%) LiveLink
17 8 (0.33%) IBM HTTP Server
17 8 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 601 (25.10%) MS Office
2 446 (18.63%) MS Excel
3 41 (1.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 32 (1.34%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.50%) MS Project
6 9 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.21%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.21%) PowerPivot
8 4 (0.17%) InDesign
9 3 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.13%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.084%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.084%) Final Cut Pro
10 2 (0.084%) Maya
10 2 (0.084%) Quicktime
10 2 (0.084%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.084%) CINEMA 4D
11 1 (0.042%) ProjectWise
11 1 (0.042%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.042%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 20 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.33%) Remedy AR System
3 7 (0.29%) assyst
4 6 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.17%) Adaptiv
5 4 (0.17%) Misys Midas
6 3 (0.13%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.13%) Agresso
7 2 (0.084%) ReMetrica
7 2 (0.084%) Oracle CRM
7 2 (0.084%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.084%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.084%) SAP GRC
8 1 (0.042%) Cerner Millennium
8 1 (0.042%) Khalix
8 1 (0.042%) RMDS
8 1 (0.042%) LatentZero
8 1 (0.042%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.042%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 111 (4.64%) Office 365
2 71 (2.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (0.38%) SaaS
4 9 (0.38%) Google Apps
4 9 (0.38%) IaaS
5 8 (0.33%) PaaS
6 4 (0.17%) IBM SmartCloud
7 2 (0.084%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.042%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.042%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 418 (17.46%) DNS
2 287 (11.99%) DHCP
3 286 (11.95%) SAN
4 266 (11.11%) Firewall
5 210 (8.77%) TCP/IP
6 186 (7.77%) VPN
7 182 (7.60%) LAN
8 172 (7.18%) WAN
9 87 (3.63%) LDAP
10 76 (3.17%) NAS
11 74 (3.09%) VLAN
12 67 (2.80%) VoIP
13 65 (2.72%) MPLS
14 62 (2.59%) Wireless
15 61 (2.55%) Internet
16 57 (2.38%) Network Security
17 55 (2.30%) NetScaler
18 47 (1.96%) SSL
19 39 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
20 36 (1.50%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 249 (10.40%) SQL Server
2 72 (3.01%) SQL Server 2008
3 30 (1.25%) Oracle Database
4 28 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 23 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
6 20 (0.84%) MySQL
7 17 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (0.58%) Relational Database
9 12 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
11 9 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
12 8 (0.33%) Data Mining
12 8 (0.33%) RDBMS
13 7 (0.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 7 (0.29%) MS Access
14 6 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
14 6 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
15 5 (0.21%) ProClarity
15 5 (0.21%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 27 (1.13%) MSI
2 21 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (0.50%) Visual Studio
3 12 (0.50%) Subversion
4 6 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 6 (0.25%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.17%) Serena SBM
5 4 (0.17%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.13%) JIRA
6 3 (0.13%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.13%) GitLab
7 2 (0.084%) JUnit
8 1 (0.042%) WinDbg
8 1 (0.042%) Selenium
8 1 (0.042%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.042%) StarTeam
8 1 (0.042%) NUnit
8 1 (0.042%) Maven
8 1 (0.042%) RequisitePro
General
1 463 (19.34%) Finance
2 191 (7.98%) Banking
3 102 (4.26%) Legal
4 90 (3.76%) Law
5 73 (3.05%) Investment Banking
6 72 (3.01%) Telecoms
7 69 (2.88%) Retail
8 38 (1.59%) Financial Institution
9 33 (1.38%) Advertising
10 27 (1.13%) Marketing
11 24 (1.00%) Publishing
11 24 (1.00%) French Language
12 23 (0.96%) Back Office
13 21 (0.88%) Front Office
14 13 (0.54%) Games
15 10 (0.42%) Manufacturing
16 9 (0.38%) Spanish Language
16 9 (0.38%) Local Government
17 5 (0.21%) Retail Banking
17 5 (0.21%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 611 (25.52%) Analyst
2 251 (10.48%) Support Analyst
3 236 (9.86%) Support Engineer
4 224 (9.36%) Service Analyst
5 218 (9.11%) Service Desk Analyst
6 216 (9.02%) Desktop Support
7 213 (8.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 190 (7.94%) 2nd Line Support
9 146 (6.10%) Architect
10 127 (5.30%) Consultant
11 119 (4.97%) Desktop Engineer
12 112 (4.68%) Administrator
13 102 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support
14 100 (4.18%) 1st Line Support
15 82 (3.43%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 79 (3.30%) IT Support
17 76 (3.17%) Desktop Analyst
17 76 (3.17%) Systems Engineer
18 72 (3.01%) Server Engineer
19 64 (2.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (3.63%) .NET
2 41 (1.71%) Application Packaging
3 36 (1.50%) Web Services
4 28 (1.17%) HTML
5 19 (0.79%) ASP.NET
6 18 (0.75%) Middleware
6 18 (0.75%) WCF
7 17 (0.71%) XML
8 16 (0.67%) Java EE
9 15 (0.63%) CSS
10 14 (0.58%) HTML5
11 12 (0.50%) jQuery
12 11 (0.46%) .NET Framework
13 8 (0.33%) Ajax
14 7 (0.29%) SailPoint
15 5 (0.21%) Oracle Fusion
15 5 (0.21%) MDX
15 5 (0.21%) SOAP
16 4 (0.17%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 4 (0.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 299 (12.49%) Blackberry
2 132 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
3 120 (5.01%) Clustering
4 68 (2.84%) Replication
5 56 (2.34%) Fat Client
5 56 (2.34%) Management Information System
5 56 (2.34%) Thin Client
6 44 (1.84%) iPhone
7 36 (1.50%) Computer Science
8 30 (1.25%) NHS
9 29 (1.21%) iPad
9 29 (1.21%) PKI
10 27 (1.13%) Handset
11 24 (1.00%) Client/Server
12 23 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
13 20 (0.84%) Hedge funds
13 20 (0.84%) CESG
14 16 (0.67%) CMDB
15 14 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
15 14 (0.58%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 1907 (79.66%) Windows
2 722 (30.16%) Windows 7
3 705 (29.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 437 (18.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 423 (17.67%) Windows XP
6 298 (12.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 160 (6.68%) Linux
8 113 (4.72%) Windows 8
9 101 (4.22%) UNIX
10 54 (2.26%) Android
11 45 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 41 (1.71%) Windows Vista
12 41 (1.71%) Apple iOS
13 40 (1.67%) Mac OS X
14 30 (1.25%) Mac OS
15 21 (0.88%) Solaris
16 19 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
17 14 (0.58%) Windows 2000
18 12 (0.50%) AIX
19 11 (0.46%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 539 (22.51%) ITIL
2 246 (10.28%) Migration
3 103 (4.30%) Service Management
4 98 (4.09%) Service Delivery
5 93 (3.88%) Change Management
6 88 (3.68%) Disaster Recovery
7 81 (3.38%) Incident Management
8 65 (2.72%) Project Management
9 60 (2.51%) Asset Management
10 57 (2.38%) Identity Management
10 57 (2.38%) Problem Management
11 51 (2.13%) Time Management
12 50 (2.09%) Information Security
13 44 (1.84%) Agile Software Development
14 42 (1.75%) ITSM
15 41 (1.71%) Load Balancing
16 38 (1.59%) Configuration Management
17 36 (1.50%) DevOps
17 36 (1.50%) CRM
18 35 (1.46%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 274 (11.45%) PowerShell
2 271 (11.32%) SQL
3 66 (2.76%) VBScript
4 59 (2.46%) VB
5 42 (1.75%) C#
6 35 (1.46%) Java
7 33 (1.38%) Perl
8 25 (1.04%) JavaScript
8 25 (1.04%) Python
9 23 (0.96%) C
10 22 (0.92%) VBA
10 22 (0.92%) Shell Script
11 14 (0.58%) PHP
12 10 (0.42%) Ruby
13 9 (0.38%) Bash Shell
13 9 (0.38%) PL/SQL
13 9 (0.38%) VB.NET
13 9 (0.38%) T-SQL
14 8 (0.33%) C++
15 4 (0.17%) Korn
Qualifications
1 217 (9.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 138 (5.76%) MCSE
3 117 (4.89%) Security Cleared
4 81 (3.38%) Degree
5 76 (3.17%) SC Cleared
6 55 (2.30%) MCITP
7 52 (2.17%) MCP
8 50 (2.09%) Cisco Certification
9 44 (1.84%) MCSA
10 43 (1.80%) CCNA
11 40 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 40 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
12 31 (1.29%) CISSP
13 30 (1.25%) Citrix Certification
14 26 (1.09%) MCTS
15 21 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 19 (0.79%) DV Cleared
17 17 (0.71%) MOS
18 16 (0.67%) A+ Certification
19 15 (0.63%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 158 (6.60%) SLA
2 26 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 13 (0.54%) QA
5 4 (0.17%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.17%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.13%) COBIT
7 2 (0.084%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.084%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.084%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.042%) BS7799
System Software
1 440 (18.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 246 (10.28%) XenApp
3 224 (9.36%) vSphere
4 182 (7.60%) Hyper-V
5 120 (5.01%) VMware ESX
6 92 (3.84%) XenDesktop
7 52 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
8 44 (1.84%) VMware ESXi
9 41 (1.71%) Xen
10 37 (1.55%) Terminal Services
11 36 (1.50%) XenServer
12 35 (1.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 34 (1.42%) vCloud
14 31 (1.29%) VMware Server
15 25 (1.04%) NFS
16 20 (0.84%) Terminal Server
17 19 (0.79%) UAG
18 18 (0.75%) DFS Replication
19 16 (0.67%) ISA Server
20 14 (0.58%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 323 (13.49%) SCCM
2 116 (4.85%) SCOM
3 70 (2.92%) Backup Exec
4 48 (2.01%) WSUS
5 32 (1.34%) NetBackup
6 30 (1.25%) HP SIM
7 28 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
8 24 (1.00%) Tivoli
9 23 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 22 (0.92%) Control-M
11 21 (0.88%) SCOrch
11 21 (0.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 19 (0.79%) BladeLogic
13 18 (0.75%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
13 18 (0.75%) SCVMM
13 18 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
14 16 (0.67%) Nagios
15 14 (0.58%) EdgeSight
15 14 (0.58%) Puppet
15 14 (0.58%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 1034 (43.19%) Microsoft
2 799 (33.38%) VMware
3 644 (26.90%) Citrix
4 320 (13.37%) Cisco
5 239 (9.98%) HP
6 127 (5.30%) NetApp
7 123 (5.14%) Dell
8 111 (4.64%) Symantec
9 99 (4.14%) Oracle
10 88 (3.68%) IBM
11 82 (3.43%) Altiris
12 70 (2.92%) Apple
13 69 (2.88%) EMC
14 60 (2.51%) Remedy
15 57 (2.38%) CheckPoint
16 56 (2.34%) McAfee
17 54 (2.26%) F5
17 54 (2.26%) Lotus
18 52 (2.17%) Bloomberg
19 46 (1.92%) Juniper
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Rate: From £150 to £250 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
South East London
FT Select
Rate: From £375 to £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Incisive Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
North West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 Per Day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Rate: £280 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £22 - £25 per hour
Posted: 14 hours ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Allied Worldwide
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Red10
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £25 Per Hour
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Talent Spa
Rate: £13 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £12 - £13 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day £250 a day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £125 - £140 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £100 - £140 per day
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London
Big Red Recruitment
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