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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 42 32 33
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 1046 1280 1250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.81% 5.57% 5.41%
As % of the System Software category 44.36% 59.29% 61.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 694 818 730
Median daily rate £363 £320 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.28% -0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £150 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 138 152
Median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £11.85 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £23.03 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -
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
2358 2159 2037
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 10.84% 9.40% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1672 1454 1277
Median daily rate £450 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £205 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 154 157
Median hourly rate £17.94 £18.24 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% +7.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £32.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.83 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+12.92% +8.54%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the London region over the 3 months to 29 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -11 160 £413 +26.92% 74
Croydon -18 7 £258 -20.76% 3
Harrow - 6 £480 - 2
Canary Wharf +10 5 £575 +90.08%
Hounslow +4 4 £415 +46.90%
Twickenham +3 4 £170 -45.60%
Westminster - 4 £450 -
Hammersmith - 4 £120 -
Sidcup - 4 £338 -
Enfield +1 3 £150 -61.29%
Brentford +5 2 £165 +73.68%
Chessington +1 2 - -
Romford 0 2 - -
Bromley -15 2 £275 - 1
Southall - 2 £200 -
Chiswick - 2 - -
Docklands, London +7 1 - -
Feltham +5 1 - - 1
Uxbridge +2 1 - - 1
Ilford +1 1 - -
Dagenham - 1 - -
Wimbledon - 1 - -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 1464 (73.94%) Windows
2 868 (43.84%) Microsoft
3 676 (34.14%) Windows Server
4 633 (31.97%) VMware
5 461 (23.28%) Windows 7
6 452 (22.83%) Citrix
7 431 (21.77%) ITIL
8 422 (21.31%) MS Exchange
9 420 (21.21%) MS Office
10 406 (20.51%) Windows Server 2008
11 387 (19.55%) Finance
12 384 (19.39%) VMware Infrastructure
13 356 (17.98%) DNS
14 329 (16.62%) MS Excel
15 310 (15.66%) Windows Server 2012
16 292 (14.75%) SCCM
17 287 (14.49%) Linux
18 286 (14.44%) PowerShell
19 278 (14.04%) Office 365
20 274 (13.84%) Migration
21 261 (13.18%) Firewall
22 251 (12.68%) SQL Server
22 251 (12.68%) Cisco
23 228 (11.52%) SQL
24 213 (10.76%) Microsoft Azure
25 189 (9.55%) Windows Server 2003
26 187 (9.44%) SAN
27 184 (9.29%) DHCP
28 180 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
29 179 (9.04%) Exchange Server 2010

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 422 (21.31%) MS Exchange
2 179 (9.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 162 (8.18%) Skype for Business
4 153 (7.73%) SharePoint
5 114 (5.76%) IIS
6 98 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2013
7 69 (3.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 63 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2007
9 42 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2003
10 35 (1.77%) Tomcat
11 30 (1.52%) IBM Notes
12 29 (1.46%) Apache
12 29 (1.46%) OpenStack
13 27 (1.36%) Confluence
14 23 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
15 21 (1.06%) WebSphere
16 20 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
17 17 (0.86%) WebLogic
18 12 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
19 9 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 420 (21.21%) MS Office
2 329 (16.62%) MS Excel
3 33 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 23 (1.16%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.61%) MS Project
6 10 (0.51%) InfoPath
7 9 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.20%) HipChat
8 4 (0.20%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.15%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 27 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.35%) RMDS
3 6 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
4 5 (0.25%) BusinessWare
4 5 (0.25%) Eikon
4 5 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.25%) SAP R/3
5 4 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.15%) Northgate Housing
6 3 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.10%) Infor CRM
7 2 (0.10%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.051%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 278 (14.04%) Office 365
2 213 (10.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 111 (5.61%) Azure Active Directory
4 106 (5.35%) Amazon AWS
5 52 (2.63%) IaaS
6 46 (2.32%) SaaS
7 39 (1.97%) Yammer
8 34 (1.72%) OneDrive
9 31 (1.57%) PaaS
10 22 (1.11%) Google Apps
11 14 (0.71%) Mimecast
12 9 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.15%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
15 2 (0.10%) Amazon SQS
15 2 (0.10%) GitHub
15 2 (0.10%) Heroku
15 2 (0.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 356 (17.98%) DNS
2 261 (13.18%) Firewall
3 187 (9.44%) SAN
4 184 (9.29%) DHCP
5 171 (8.64%) TCP/IP
6 157 (7.93%) LAN
7 150 (7.58%) WAN
8 109 (5.51%) VPN
9 97 (4.90%) LDAP
10 96 (4.85%) Skype
11 83 (4.19%) Internet
12 76 (3.84%) NAS
13 52 (2.63%) Network Security
14 44 (2.22%) Wireless
15 41 (2.07%) NetScaler
16 39 (1.97%) VoIP
17 36 (1.82%) SSL
18 31 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
19 26 (1.31%) VLAN
20 25 (1.26%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 251 (12.68%) SQL Server
2 46 (2.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 35 (1.77%) Oracle Database
4 32 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
5 24 (1.21%) SQL Server 2005
6 22 (1.11%) DB2
7 19 (0.96%) MySQL
8 18 (0.91%) Relational Database
9 17 (0.86%) GIS
10 15 (0.76%) MongoDB
10 15 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 14 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 10 (0.51%) NoSQL
13 9 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
13 9 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
13 9 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
13 9 (0.45%) SQL Server 2014
14 8 (0.40%) Big Data
14 8 (0.40%) Hadoop
15 7 (0.35%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 55 (2.78%) Jenkins
2 49 (2.47%) Git (software)
3 44 (2.22%) JIRA
4 15 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 13 (0.66%) Subversion
7 12 (0.61%) MSI
7 12 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
8 11 (0.56%) Hudson
9 10 (0.51%) Ant
9 10 (0.51%) Maven
10 9 (0.45%) Artifactory
10 9 (0.45%) TeamCity
11 7 (0.35%) Vagrant
11 7 (0.35%) Visual Studio
12 6 (0.30%) NUnit
13 5 (0.25%) AdminStudio
13 5 (0.25%) Eclipse
13 5 (0.25%) MSTest
14 4 (0.20%) ClearCase
General
1 387 (19.55%) Finance
2 119 (6.01%) Banking
3 87 (4.39%) Law
4 82 (4.14%) Legal
5 56 (2.83%) Retail
6 37 (1.87%) Investment Banking
7 36 (1.82%) Telecoms
8 33 (1.67%) Advertising
9 28 (1.41%) Publishing
10 25 (1.26%) Financial Institution
11 22 (1.11%) Back Office
11 22 (1.11%) Front Office
12 11 (0.56%) Marketing
13 8 (0.40%) French Language
13 8 (0.40%) Games
13 8 (0.40%) Manufacturing
13 8 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.25%) Spanish Language
15 4 (0.20%) Electronics
15 4 (0.20%) German Language
Job Titles
1 394 (19.90%) Analyst
2 196 (9.90%) Architect
3 191 (9.65%) Support Engineer
4 177 (8.94%) Support Analyst
5 166 (8.38%) Service Analyst
6 161 (8.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 152 (7.68%) Service Desk Analyst
8 147 (7.42%) Desktop Support
9 139 (7.02%) 2nd Line Support
10 137 (6.92%) Administrator
11 126 (6.36%) Consultant
12 117 (5.91%) Windows Engineer
13 112 (5.66%) IT Support
14 81 (4.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 81 (4.09%) 3rd Line Support
14 81 (4.09%) Systems Administrator
15 76 (3.84%) Active Directory Engineer
16 73 (3.69%) Server Engineer
17 72 (3.64%) Service Desk Support
18 71 (3.59%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (4.09%) .NET
2 76 (3.84%) Web Services
3 55 (2.78%) HTML
4 27 (1.36%) jQuery
5 22 (1.11%) CSS
6 21 (1.06%) XML
7 20 (1.01%) Middleware
8 18 (0.91%) LAMP
9 17 (0.86%) JSON
10 16 (0.81%) ASP.NET
11 14 (0.71%) SailPoint
11 14 (0.71%) WCF
12 13 (0.66%) HTML5
12 13 (0.66%) SAML
13 12 (0.61%) J2EE
13 12 (0.61%) REST
14 10 (0.51%) Entity Framework
15 9 (0.45%) AngularJS
15 9 (0.45%) ELK Stack
16 8 (0.40%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 156 (7.88%) Data Centre
2 134 (6.77%) Blackberry
3 99 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 72 (3.64%) Management Information System
5 60 (3.03%) Clustering
6 46 (2.32%) Video Conferencing
7 44 (2.22%) Computer Science
8 37 (1.87%) Replication
9 36 (1.82%) PKI
10 34 (1.72%) Smartphone
11 32 (1.62%) EMC VNX
12 31 (1.57%) Hedge funds
13 30 (1.52%) NHS
14 25 (1.26%) iPhone
15 24 (1.21%) Public Cloud
16 23 (1.16%) Enterprise Storage
17 21 (1.06%) Fat Client
17 21 (1.06%) Thin Client
18 20 (1.01%) iPad
19 16 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1464 (73.94%) Windows
2 676 (34.14%) Windows Server
3 461 (23.28%) Windows 7
4 406 (20.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 310 (15.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 287 (14.49%) Linux
7 189 (9.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 151 (7.63%) Windows 8
9 136 (6.87%) Unix
10 102 (5.15%) Windows XP
11 67 (3.38%) Mac OS X
12 63 (3.18%) Windows 10
13 55 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 43 (2.17%) Android
15 38 (1.92%) Solaris
16 31 (1.57%) CentOS
17 30 (1.52%) Apple iOS
18 26 (1.31%) AIX
18 26 (1.31%) Windows 2000 Server
19 22 (1.11%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 431 (21.77%) ITIL
2 274 (13.84%) Migration
3 124 (6.26%) Project Management
4 121 (6.11%) Agile Software Development
5 105 (5.30%) Service Management
6 88 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
7 82 (4.14%) DevOps
8 79 (3.99%) Change Management
8 79 (3.99%) Problem Management
9 73 (3.69%) Service Delivery
10 67 (3.38%) High Availability
11 60 (3.03%) ITSM
12 59 (2.98%) Configuration Management
13 57 (2.88%) ITIL V3
14 56 (2.83%) Identity Management
15 54 (2.73%) CRM
16 49 (2.47%) Information Security
17 48 (2.42%) Continuous Integration
18 46 (2.32%) PRINCE2
19 45 (2.27%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 286 (14.44%) PowerShell
2 228 (11.52%) SQL
3 75 (3.79%) Java
4 73 (3.69%) Python
5 72 (3.64%) Perl
6 65 (3.28%) JavaScript
7 59 (2.98%) C#
8 55 (2.78%) Bash Shell
9 42 (2.12%) Shell Script
10 39 (1.97%) C
11 32 (1.62%) VBScript
12 27 (1.36%) PHP
13 24 (1.21%) Ruby
13 24 (1.21%) VB
14 19 (0.96%) T-SQL
15 12 (0.61%) VBA
16 10 (0.51%) C++
17 6 (0.30%) PL/SQL
18 5 (0.25%) VB.NET
19 3 (0.15%) Korn
Qualifications
1 180 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 170 (8.59%) Security Cleared
3 111 (5.61%) MCSE
4 103 (5.20%) Degree
5 102 (5.15%) SC Cleared
6 75 (3.79%) Cisco Certification
7 58 (2.93%) CCNA
8 47 (2.37%) DV Cleared
8 47 (2.37%) MCP
9 43 (2.17%) MCSA
10 37 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
10 37 (1.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 33 (1.67%) MCITP
12 26 (1.31%) CISSP
13 22 (1.11%) CCNP
13 22 (1.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 20 (1.01%) CTC Cleared
15 19 (0.96%) MCDST
16 17 (0.86%) MCTS
17 16 (0.81%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (4.19%) SLA
2 29 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (1.11%) QA
4 9 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
4 9 (0.45%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.40%) COBIT
6 5 (0.25%) JSP 440
6 5 (0.25%) PMBOK
7 4 (0.20%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.15%) ISO15022
8 3 (0.15%) ISO20022
8 3 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.10%) DICOM
9 2 (0.10%) HL7
10 1 (0.051%) BS7799
10 1 (0.051%) COSO
10 1 (0.051%) FedRAMP
10 1 (0.051%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.051%) ISO27002
10 1 (0.051%) RMADS
System Software
1 384 (19.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 138 (6.97%) XenApp
3 133 (6.72%) Hyper-V
4 103 (5.20%) vSphere
5 78 (3.94%) VMware ESX
6 66 (3.33%) XenDesktop
7 48 (2.42%) VMware ESXi
8 42 (2.12%) Microsoft App-V
9 33 (1.67%) Docker
10 17 (0.86%) vCloud
11 16 (0.81%) NFS
12 14 (0.71%) BitLocker
12 14 (0.71%) Samba
12 14 (0.71%) Terminal Services
12 14 (0.71%) Xen
13 13 (0.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 12 (0.61%) Terminal Server
14 12 (0.61%) VMware Server
15 11 (0.56%) Firmware
15 11 (0.56%) RACF
Systems Management
1 292 (14.75%) SCCM
2 136 (6.87%) SCOM
3 70 (3.54%) Puppet
4 56 (2.83%) WSUS
5 40 (2.02%) Ansible
6 36 (1.82%) Backup Exec
7 27 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
8 23 (1.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 23 (1.16%) Nagios
9 22 (1.11%) NetBackup
10 19 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
11 17 (0.86%) HP SIM
12 14 (0.71%) AirWatch
12 14 (0.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 12 (0.61%) CA Single Sign-On
14 11 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
14 11 (0.56%) Windows Intune
15 10 (0.51%) Casper Suite
15 10 (0.51%) SCOrch
16 9 (0.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 868 (43.84%) Microsoft
2 633 (31.97%) VMware
3 452 (22.83%) Citrix
4 251 (12.68%) Cisco
5 165 (8.33%) HP
6 124 (6.26%) Oracle
7 109 (5.51%) NetApp
8 94 (4.75%) Dell
9 72 (3.64%) Red Hat
10 64 (3.23%) EMC
11 62 (3.13%) Apple
12 58 (2.93%) IBM
13 56 (2.83%) Symantec
14 49 (2.47%) Bloomberg
15 41 (2.07%) Splunk
16 38 (1.92%) LANDesk
17 36 (1.82%) Google
18 34 (1.72%) Reuters
19 33 (1.67%) Intel Security
20 30 (1.52%) Lotus
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