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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 33 38 49
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +11
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 1173 1125 924
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 5.03% 4.91% 3.95%
As % of the System Software category 54.51% 55.64% 51.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 751 654 481
Average daily rate
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£300 £285 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £125 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £459 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £268 £275
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -2.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 132 128
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £24.45 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
2152 2022 1790
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.22% 8.82% 7.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1445 1265 1047
Average daily rate £375 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.31% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £165 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £509 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 140 149
Average hourly rate £17.98 £16.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.37% -17.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £13.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £27.50 £32.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -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 3 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 3 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 3 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
(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 -4 289 £338 +35.00% 72
Croydon -9 14 £325 +80.55% 8
Bromley - 9 £250 - 3
Wembley - 9 £290 - 3
Enfield - 5 £210 -
Chessington +2 4 - - 2
Kingston Upon Thames 0 4 £174 -44.48% 3
Romford -2 4 - -
Docklands, London -2 4 £450 -
Twickenham -3 4 £125 -54.54%
Ilford - 4 £230 -
Uxbridge -3 3 £219 -53.94% 2
Woodford Green - 3 £145 -
Northwood - 3 - -
Brentford +3 2 £95 -70.76% 1
Hounslow +1 2 £190 +13.43%
Lewisham 0 1 - - 1
Feltham -3 1 - -
South Croydon - 1 - -
Surbiton - 1 £150 -
Teddington - 1 £250 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £130 -
Southwark - 1 - -
Hackney - 1 £425 -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 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 1726 (76.51%) Windows
2 992 (43.97%) Microsoft
3 812 (35.99%) VMware
4 620 (27.48%) Windows 7
5 612 (27.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 594 (26.33%) MS Exchange
7 557 (24.69%) Citrix
8 520 (23.05%) ITIL
9 488 (21.63%) MS Office
10 432 (19.15%) Finance
11 419 (18.57%) VMware Infrastructure
12 380 (16.84%) Windows Server 2012
13 378 (16.76%) MS Excel
14 339 (15.03%) Windows Server 2003
15 320 (14.18%) DNS
16 309 (13.70%) Cisco
17 288 (12.77%) SQL Server
18 280 (12.41%) SQL
19 266 (11.79%) Exchange Server 2010
20 256 (11.35%) Migration
21 252 (11.17%) Microsoft Certification
22 251 (11.13%) SCCM
23 242 (10.73%) PowerShell
24 237 (10.51%) Firewall
25 236 (10.46%) SAN
26 235 (10.42%) LAN
27 221 (9.80%) Windows XP
27 221 (9.80%) Blackberry
28 216 (9.57%) DHCP
29 215 (9.53%) WAN

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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
1 594 (26.33%) MS Exchange
2 266 (11.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 181 (8.02%) SharePoint
4 172 (7.62%) Lync
5 166 (7.36%) IIS
6 134 (5.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 97 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2013
8 95 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2007
9 58 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2003
10 27 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
11 23 (1.02%) WorkSite
11 23 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
12 22 (0.98%) WebSphere
13 21 (0.93%) Apache
14 20 (0.89%) Tomcat
14 20 (0.89%) Office Communications Server
15 19 (0.84%) IBM Notes
16 11 (0.49%) WebLogic
16 11 (0.49%) OpenStack
17 10 (0.44%) JBoss
Applications
1 488 (21.63%) MS Office
2 378 (16.76%) MS Excel
3 42 (1.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 36 (1.60%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.66%) MS Project
6 14 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.18%) InDesign
8 4 (0.18%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.13%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.089%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.044%) Vectorworks
11 1 (0.044%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.044%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.044%) PaintShop Pro
11 1 (0.044%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.044%) Shockwave
11 1 (0.044%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 24 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.40%) SAP GRC
3 5 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.18%) Agresso
4 4 (0.18%) RMDS
4 4 (0.18%) Remedy AR System
5 3 (0.13%) assyst
5 3 (0.13%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.089%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.089%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.089%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.044%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.044%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.044%) Northgate Housing
7 1 (0.044%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.044%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.044%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 173 (7.67%) Office 365
2 88 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (3.10%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (1.02%) IaaS
5 18 (0.80%) SaaS
6 15 (0.66%) PaaS
7 14 (0.62%) Google Apps
8 9 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (0.31%) GitHub
10 6 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.22%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.22%) CloudFront
11 5 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
11 5 (0.22%) OpenShift
11 5 (0.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 5 (0.22%) Yammer
11 5 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 5 (0.22%) Mimecast
11 5 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 320 (14.18%) DNS
2 237 (10.51%) Firewall
3 236 (10.46%) SAN
4 235 (10.42%) LAN
5 216 (9.57%) DHCP
6 215 (9.53%) WAN
7 206 (9.13%) TCP/IP
8 191 (8.47%) VPN
9 105 (4.65%) LDAP
10 99 (4.39%) NAS
11 83 (3.68%) VLAN
12 66 (2.93%) Network Security
13 62 (2.75%) NetScaler
14 61 (2.70%) Internet
15 60 (2.66%) MPLS
16 49 (2.17%) VoIP
17 48 (2.13%) Wireless
18 42 (1.86%) SSL
19 32 (1.42%) Cisco IOS
20 27 (1.20%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 288 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 50 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 23 (1.02%) MySQL
5 21 (0.93%) Oracle Database
6 18 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
7 16 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
8 15 (0.66%) Relational Database
9 13 (0.58%) Big Data
10 11 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
11 9 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (0.35%) Data Mining
12 8 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (0.27%) EDRMS
13 6 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
14 5 (0.22%) FileMaker
14 5 (0.22%) MongoDB
15 4 (0.18%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 30 (1.33%) MSI
2 17 (0.75%) Jenkins
3 14 (0.62%) Git (software)
4 12 (0.53%) JIRA
5 9 (0.40%) Selenium
6 8 (0.35%) InstallShield
7 7 (0.31%) Subversion
8 6 (0.27%) AdminStudio
9 5 (0.22%) JMeter
9 5 (0.22%) JUnit
9 5 (0.22%) Maven
9 5 (0.22%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.22%) Gradle
9 5 (0.22%) Artifactory
9 5 (0.22%) Mocha
9 5 (0.22%) Gerrit
9 5 (0.22%) SonarQube
10 4 (0.18%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.13%) WinDbg
11 3 (0.13%) Hudson
General
1 432 (19.15%) Finance
2 152 (6.74%) Banking
3 73 (3.24%) Law
4 63 (2.79%) Legal
5 60 (2.66%) Retail
6 46 (2.04%) Investment Banking
7 41 (1.82%) Telecoms
8 30 (1.33%) Financial Institution
9 18 (0.80%) Advertising
9 18 (0.80%) Publishing
9 18 (0.80%) French Language
10 17 (0.75%) Back Office
11 14 (0.62%) Marketing
12 12 (0.53%) Local Government
13 10 (0.44%) Japanese Language
14 7 (0.31%) Spanish Language
14 7 (0.31%) Front Office
15 6 (0.27%) Manufacturing
16 4 (0.18%) German Language
17 3 (0.13%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 509 (22.56%) Analyst
2 229 (10.15%) Support Engineer
3 223 (9.88%) Support Analyst
4 203 (9.00%) Desktop Support
5 188 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 180 (7.98%) 2nd Line Support
7 166 (7.36%) Administrator
8 148 (6.56%) Service Analyst
9 144 (6.38%) Service Desk Analyst
10 138 (6.12%) Architect
11 116 (5.14%) Desktop Engineer
12 111 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support
13 95 (4.21%) Systems Administrator
14 94 (4.17%) Server Engineer
15 89 (3.95%) Consultant
16 86 (3.81%) 1st Line Support
17 81 (3.59%) Systems Engineer
17 81 (3.59%) Desktop Support Engineer
18 73 (3.24%) IT Support
19 60 (2.66%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (2.93%) .NET
2 55 (2.44%) Web Services
3 30 (1.33%) Application Packaging
4 28 (1.24%) HTML
5 25 (1.11%) Middleware
6 19 (0.84%) XML
7 16 (0.71%) ASP.NET
8 15 (0.66%) J2EE
8 15 (0.66%) CSS
9 13 (0.58%) Spring
9 13 (0.58%) REST
10 12 (0.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 11 (0.49%) AngularJS
11 11 (0.49%) RabbitMQ
11 11 (0.49%) Java EE
11 11 (0.49%) JSON
12 10 (0.44%) HTML5
13 9 (0.40%) Ajax
14 8 (0.35%) CSS3
15 7 (0.31%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 221 (9.80%) Blackberry
2 165 (7.31%) Data Centre
3 136 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
4 96 (4.26%) Clustering
5 66 (2.93%) iPhone
6 61 (2.70%) Management Information System
7 56 (2.48%) NHS
8 51 (2.26%) PKI
9 47 (2.08%) iPad
10 38 (1.68%) Fat Client
10 38 (1.68%) Thin Client
11 36 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
12 29 (1.29%) Computer Science
13 25 (1.11%) Replication
14 21 (0.93%) Public Cloud
15 18 (0.80%) Hedge funds
15 18 (0.80%) Client/Server
16 13 (0.58%) EqualLogic
17 12 (0.53%) Handset
18 11 (0.49%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1726 (76.51%) Windows
2 620 (27.48%) Windows 7
3 612 (27.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 380 (16.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 339 (15.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 221 (9.80%) Windows XP
7 206 (9.13%) Linux
8 150 (6.65%) Windows 8
9 100 (4.43%) UNIX
10 89 (3.95%) Android
11 84 (3.72%) Mac OS X
12 37 (1.64%) Apple iOS
12 37 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 35 (1.55%) Mac OS
13 35 (1.55%) Solaris
14 25 (1.11%) Ubuntu
15 23 (1.02%) CentOS
16 22 (0.98%) Mac OS X Server
17 15 (0.66%) Windows 2000 Server
18 13 (0.58%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 520 (23.05%) ITIL
2 256 (11.35%) Migration
3 110 (4.88%) Service Management
4 104 (4.61%) Disaster Recovery
5 101 (4.48%) Project Management
6 80 (3.55%) Change Management
7 72 (3.19%) Service Delivery
8 71 (3.15%) PRINCE2
9 58 (2.57%) Problem Management
10 55 (2.44%) Information Security
11 53 (2.35%) Incident Management
12 51 (2.26%) ITSM
13 48 (2.13%) Identity Management
14 46 (2.04%) Server Building
15 40 (1.77%) Business Continuity
15 40 (1.77%) Capacity Planning
16 39 (1.73%) Root Cause Analysis
17 38 (1.68%) Asset Management
17 38 (1.68%) Configuration Management
18 35 (1.55%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 280 (12.41%) SQL
2 242 (10.73%) PowerShell
3 56 (2.48%) VBScript
4 54 (2.39%) Perl
5 52 (2.30%) Java
6 51 (2.26%) VB
7 44 (1.95%) Shell Script
8 43 (1.91%) C#
9 41 (1.82%) Python
10 35 (1.55%) JavaScript
11 24 (1.06%) Bash Shell
12 19 (0.84%) C
13 9 (0.40%) VBA
14 8 (0.35%) VB6
14 8 (0.35%) Ruby
15 7 (0.31%) VB.NET
15 7 (0.31%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.22%) PHP
17 4 (0.18%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.18%) Jython
Qualifications
1 252 (11.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 160 (7.09%) MCSE
3 112 (4.96%) Security Cleared
4 83 (3.68%) Degree
5 80 (3.55%) MCITP
6 73 (3.24%) Cisco Certification
7 70 (3.10%) SC Cleared
7 70 (3.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 61 (2.70%) MCP
8 61 (2.70%) CCNA
9 54 (2.39%) MCSA
10 45 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
11 34 (1.51%) Citrix Certification
12 29 (1.29%) CISSP
13 28 (1.24%) DV Cleared
14 21 (0.93%) CCNP
15 17 (0.75%) CCA
15 17 (0.75%) CCEA
15 17 (0.75%) MCDST
16 16 (0.71%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (6.12%) SLA
2 31 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (0.66%) PCI DSS
4 12 (0.53%) QA
5 9 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.31%) COBIT
7 3 (0.13%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.089%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.089%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.044%) GxP
9 1 (0.044%) HL7
9 1 (0.044%) DICOM
9 1 (0.044%) Solvency II
System Software
1 419 (18.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 194 (8.60%) XenApp
3 183 (8.11%) vSphere
4 116 (5.14%) Hyper-V
5 77 (3.41%) VMware ESX
6 72 (3.19%) XenDesktop
7 69 (3.06%) Microsoft App-V
8 39 (1.73%) VMware ESXi
8 39 (1.73%) vCloud
9 25 (1.11%) Terminal Services
10 22 (0.98%) VMware Server
11 21 (0.93%) NLBS
12 19 (0.84%) Xen
12 19 (0.84%) XenServer
13 17 (0.75%) Samba
14 15 (0.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 13 (0.58%) ISA Server
16 12 (0.53%) Terminal Server
16 12 (0.53%) UAG
16 12 (0.53%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 251 (11.13%) SCCM
2 86 (3.81%) SCOM
3 45 (1.99%) WSUS
4 31 (1.37%) NetBackup
5 28 (1.24%) Puppet
6 27 (1.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 26 (1.15%) Backup Exec
8 25 (1.11%) AirWatch
9 22 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
10 18 (0.80%) Casper Suite
11 16 (0.71%) HP SIM
12 15 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 14 (0.62%) Tivoli
13 14 (0.62%) ZABBIX
14 13 (0.58%) EdgeSight
14 13 (0.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 12 (0.53%) BladeLogic
16 11 (0.49%) Tivoli Identity Manager
16 11 (0.49%) Nagios
17 8 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 992 (43.97%) Microsoft
2 812 (35.99%) VMware
3 557 (24.69%) Citrix
4 309 (13.70%) Cisco
5 150 (6.65%) HP
6 112 (4.96%) Oracle
7 111 (4.92%) NetApp
8 106 (4.70%) Apple
9 94 (4.17%) Dell
10 66 (2.93%) IBM
11 64 (2.84%) Symantec
12 63 (2.79%) CheckPoint
13 54 (2.39%) Remedy
14 50 (2.22%) Red Hat
14 50 (2.22%) EMC
15 45 (1.99%) Juniper
15 45 (1.99%) AppSense
16 44 (1.95%) McAfee
17 38 (1.68%) Bloomberg
18 34 (1.51%) BMC
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
South West London
First Point
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
South West London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £455.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Chessington, Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Posted: Yesterday
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Comtecs
Rate: £299 - £300 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Connectus
Rate: £9.15 - £11.75 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venn Group
Rate: £70 Per Hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer People
Rate: £10.00 - £13.00 per hour + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £90 - £100 per day + Full Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 2 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £100.00 - £120.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago