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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 35 36 46
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +10
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 1120 1219 1053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.73% 5.09% 4.26%
As % of the System Software category 52.14% 55.76% 50.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 717 739 591
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £140 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £500 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 141 132
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -15.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.30 £32.00 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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
2148 2186 2102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.06% 9.13% 8.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1431 1390 1282
Average daily rate £398 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 147 153
Average hourly rate £17.80 £16.75 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.26% -9.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £11.00 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £43.95 £28.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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
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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 -4 267 £361 +25.65% 65
Croydon -10 18 £475 +37.68% 3
Bromley -1 7 £246 -
Kingston Upon Thames 0 6 £338 +18.42% 1
Chessington +2 5 - -
Mayfair +1 4 £314 +161.66%
Docklands, London -10 4 £488 -9.30%
Uxbridge -2 3 £110 -77.43% 1
Twickenham -3 3 £125 -42.52% 1
Canary Wharf -6 3 - -
Hounslow +2 2 - - 2
Hammersmith -2 2 £110 - 1
Greenwich - 2 £213 -
Southwark +1 1 £143 -10.93%
Westminster 0 1 - -
Feltham -12 1 - -
Ilford - 1 - -
South Croydon - 1 - -
Teddington - 1 £250 -
Wembley - 1 £155 -
Lewisham - 1 - -
Enfield - 1 £210 - 1
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 1728 (76.26%) Windows
2 976 (43.07%) Microsoft
3 778 (34.33%) VMware
4 610 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 609 (26.88%) Windows 7
6 602 (26.57%) MS Exchange
7 585 (25.82%) Citrix
8 505 (22.29%) MS Office
9 482 (21.27%) ITIL
10 459 (20.26%) Finance
11 400 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
12 391 (17.26%) DNS
13 369 (16.28%) MS Excel
14 368 (16.24%) VMware Infrastructure
15 353 (15.58%) Windows Server 2003
16 307 (13.55%) PowerShell
17 287 (12.67%) Cisco
18 284 (12.53%) Migration
19 283 (12.49%) SQL
19 283 (12.49%) SCCM
20 275 (12.14%) Exchange Server 2010
21 268 (11.83%) DHCP
22 260 (11.47%) SQL Server
23 255 (11.25%) Blackberry
24 244 (10.77%) SAN
25 243 (10.72%) Microsoft Certification
26 240 (10.59%) LAN
27 221 (9.75%) Office 365
28 220 (9.71%) WAN
28 220 (9.71%) Firewall

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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
1 602 (26.57%) MS Exchange
2 275 (12.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 196 (8.65%) SharePoint
4 187 (8.25%) IIS
5 164 (7.24%) Lync
6 155 (6.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 113 (4.99%) Exchange Server 2013
8 84 (3.71%) Exchange Server 2007
9 57 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2003
10 37 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
11 32 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
11 32 (1.41%) IBM Notes
12 29 (1.28%) Apache
13 27 (1.19%) WorkSite
14 25 (1.10%) WebSphere
14 25 (1.10%) Tomcat
15 19 (0.84%) JBoss
16 18 (0.79%) WebLogic
17 17 (0.75%) Office Communications Server
18 13 (0.57%) nginx
Applications
1 505 (22.29%) MS Office
2 369 (16.28%) MS Excel
3 44 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 35 (1.54%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (0.53%) MS Project
7 8 (0.35%) InfoPath
7 8 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (0.22%) InDesign
9 3 (0.13%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.088%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.088%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.044%) Revit
11 1 (0.044%) Vectorworks
11 1 (0.044%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.044%) PaintShop Pro
11 1 (0.044%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 15 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (0.22%) Adaptiv
4 4 (0.18%) RMDS
4 4 (0.18%) Agresso
4 4 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.13%) Remedy AR System
5 3 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.088%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.088%) BusinessWare
6 2 (0.088%) SAP R/3
6 2 (0.088%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.088%) assyst
6 2 (0.088%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.044%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.044%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.044%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.044%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.044%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 221 (9.75%) Office 365
2 100 (4.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (0.71%) SaaS
5 13 (0.57%) Google Apps
6 12 (0.53%) PaaS
6 12 (0.53%) IaaS
7 10 (0.44%) OpenShift
8 9 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (0.31%) GitHub
10 6 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.18%) Mimecast
11 4 (0.18%) Yammer
11 4 (0.18%) Google Drive
12 3 (0.13%) IBM SmartCloud
13 2 (0.088%) SoftLayer
13 2 (0.088%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.044%) Amazon Glacier
14 1 (0.044%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 391 (17.26%) DNS
2 268 (11.83%) DHCP
3 244 (10.77%) SAN
4 240 (10.59%) LAN
5 220 (9.71%) WAN
5 220 (9.71%) Firewall
6 217 (9.58%) TCP/IP
7 156 (6.88%) VPN
8 101 (4.46%) LDAP
9 94 (4.15%) NAS
10 91 (4.02%) VLAN
11 67 (2.96%) MPLS
12 60 (2.65%) VoIP
13 55 (2.43%) Network Security
14 54 (2.38%) NetScaler
15 50 (2.21%) Internet
16 49 (2.16%) Wireless
17 45 (1.99%) SSL
18 32 (1.41%) DSL
19 31 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 260 (11.47%) SQL Server
2 56 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (1.24%) Oracle Database
4 26 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 22 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
6 21 (0.93%) MySQL
7 20 (0.88%) Relational Database
8 19 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 18 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
10 13 (0.57%) MongoDB
11 12 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 10 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
12 10 (0.44%) Big Data
13 9 (0.40%) Infinispan
13 9 (0.40%) Redis
13 9 (0.40%) Riak
13 9 (0.40%) InterSystems Cache
13 9 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (0.35%) Data Mining
14 8 (0.35%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 27 (1.19%) MSI
2 20 (0.88%) Git (software)
3 19 (0.84%) Jenkins
4 16 (0.71%) JIRA
5 13 (0.57%) Selenium
6 11 (0.49%) JUnit
6 11 (0.49%) Visual Studio
7 10 (0.44%) JMeter
7 10 (0.44%) SonarQube
7 10 (0.44%) Maven
7 10 (0.44%) Mocha
7 10 (0.44%) Gerrit
7 10 (0.44%) Gradle
7 10 (0.44%) Artifactory
8 8 (0.35%) Subversion
9 4 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.13%) InstallShield
10 3 (0.13%) WinDbg
11 2 (0.088%) Hudson
General
1 459 (20.26%) Finance
2 161 (7.11%) Banking
3 99 (4.37%) Law
4 77 (3.40%) Legal
5 56 (2.47%) Retail
6 39 (1.72%) Investment Banking
7 34 (1.50%) Telecoms
8 31 (1.37%) Advertising
9 28 (1.24%) Financial Institution
10 22 (0.97%) French Language
11 21 (0.93%) Back Office
12 19 (0.84%) Publishing
13 17 (0.75%) Marketing
14 16 (0.71%) Local Government
15 7 (0.31%) Front Office
15 7 (0.31%) Spanish Language
16 5 (0.22%) Manufacturing
17 4 (0.18%) Games
17 4 (0.18%) Automotive
17 4 (0.18%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 540 (23.83%) Analyst
2 258 (11.39%) Support Analyst
3 214 (9.44%) Support Engineer
4 199 (8.78%) 2nd Line Support
5 197 (8.69%) Desktop Support
6 185 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 162 (7.15%) Service Analyst
8 158 (6.97%) Administrator
8 158 (6.97%) Service Desk Analyst
9 141 (6.22%) Architect
10 126 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
11 99 (4.37%) Server Engineer
12 94 (4.15%) Desktop Engineer
13 90 (3.97%) Systems Administrator
14 83 (3.66%) Consultant
15 82 (3.62%) 1st Line Support
16 76 (3.35%) IT Support
17 71 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
18 67 (2.96%) Desktop Support Engineer
18 67 (2.96%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (2.69%) .NET
2 40 (1.77%) Web Services
3 39 (1.72%) Middleware
4 34 (1.50%) HTML
5 28 (1.24%) Application Packaging
6 27 (1.19%) ASP.NET
7 23 (1.02%) CSS
7 23 (1.02%) jQuery
8 21 (0.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 20 (0.88%) AngularJS
9 20 (0.88%) XML
10 18 (0.79%) Spring
11 17 (0.75%) HTML5
11 17 (0.75%) RabbitMQ
11 17 (0.75%) REST
12 13 (0.57%) KnockoutJS
12 13 (0.57%) JSON
12 13 (0.57%) Ajax
13 12 (0.53%) CSS3
14 10 (0.44%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 255 (11.25%) Blackberry
2 163 (7.19%) Data Centre
3 124 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
4 78 (3.44%) Clustering
5 62 (2.74%) Management Information System
6 58 (2.56%) iPhone
7 52 (2.29%) PKI
8 48 (2.12%) iPad
9 41 (1.81%) Video Conferencing
9 41 (1.81%) NHS
10 31 (1.37%) Thin Client
10 31 (1.37%) Fat Client
11 24 (1.06%) Client/Server
12 23 (1.02%) Public Cloud
13 22 (0.97%) Replication
14 21 (0.93%) Hedge funds
15 18 (0.79%) Computer Science
16 14 (0.62%) EqualLogic
16 14 (0.62%) Mainframe
17 12 (0.53%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 1728 (76.26%) Windows
2 610 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 609 (26.88%) Windows 7
4 400 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 353 (15.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 219 (9.66%) Linux
7 205 (9.05%) Windows XP
8 119 (5.25%) Windows 8
9 112 (4.94%) Android
10 83 (3.66%) UNIX
11 79 (3.49%) Mac OS X
12 42 (1.85%) Apple iOS
12 42 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 28 (1.24%) Mac OS
14 26 (1.15%) Solaris
15 25 (1.10%) CentOS
16 20 (0.88%) Ubuntu
17 18 (0.79%) Windows Vista
17 18 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
18 13 (0.57%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 482 (21.27%) ITIL
2 284 (12.53%) Migration
3 112 (4.94%) Service Management
4 105 (4.63%) Project Management
5 103 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
6 78 (3.44%) Change Management
7 76 (3.35%) Service Delivery
8 66 (2.91%) Problem Management
9 65 (2.87%) PRINCE2
10 53 (2.34%) ITSM
10 53 (2.34%) Information Security
11 50 (2.21%) Business Continuity
12 49 (2.16%) Incident Management
13 46 (2.03%) Agile Software Development
14 45 (1.99%) Root Cause Analysis
14 45 (1.99%) Server Building
15 44 (1.94%) Document Management
16 42 (1.85%) Continuous Improvement
17 41 (1.81%) Stakeholder Management
18 39 (1.72%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 307 (13.55%) PowerShell
2 283 (12.49%) SQL
3 75 (3.31%) VBScript
4 57 (2.52%) VB
5 50 (2.21%) Java
6 47 (2.07%) C#
7 40 (1.77%) JavaScript
7 40 (1.77%) Perl
8 29 (1.28%) Python
9 28 (1.24%) Shell Script
10 26 (1.15%) Bash Shell
11 15 (0.66%) C
12 9 (0.40%) T-SQL
12 9 (0.40%) VB6
13 8 (0.35%) VB.NET
13 8 (0.35%) VBA
14 3 (0.13%) C++
14 3 (0.13%) PHP
14 3 (0.13%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.13%) Jython
Qualifications
1 243 (10.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 154 (6.80%) MCSE
3 94 (4.15%) Security Cleared
4 90 (3.97%) Degree
5 73 (3.22%) Cisco Certification
6 58 (2.56%) MCSA
6 58 (2.56%) MCP
7 56 (2.47%) CCNA
7 56 (2.47%) SC Cleared
8 51 (2.25%) MCITP
8 51 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
8 51 (2.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 28 (1.24%) Citrix Certification
10 25 (1.10%) CISSP
11 21 (0.93%) DV Cleared
12 19 (0.84%) CCEE
12 19 (0.84%) CCNP
13 16 (0.71%) CCEA
14 14 (0.62%) PMI Certification
14 14 (0.62%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (6.31%) SLA
2 28 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (0.57%) QA
4 11 (0.49%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.31%) COBIT
5 7 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.13%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.044%) GxP
7 1 (0.044%) Solvency II
System Software
1 368 (16.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 218 (9.62%) XenApp
3 168 (7.41%) vSphere
4 130 (5.74%) Hyper-V
5 85 (3.75%) VMware ESX
6 76 (3.35%) XenDesktop
7 75 (3.31%) Microsoft App-V
8 64 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
9 49 (2.16%) vCloud
10 28 (1.24%) NLBS
11 25 (1.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 24 (1.06%) XenServer
13 23 (1.02%) Xen
13 23 (1.02%) Terminal Services
14 21 (0.93%) VMware Server
15 15 (0.66%) Squid
16 13 (0.57%) BitLocker
17 12 (0.53%) ISA Server
18 11 (0.49%) Terminal Server
18 11 (0.49%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 283 (12.49%) SCCM
2 84 (3.71%) SCOM
3 54 (2.38%) WSUS
4 42 (1.85%) NetBackup
5 34 (1.50%) Backup Exec
6 30 (1.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 29 (1.28%) Tivoli
8 25 (1.10%) Puppet
9 24 (1.06%) AirWatch
10 19 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
11 17 (0.75%) ZABBIX
12 13 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 13 (0.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 11 (0.49%) Ansible
13 11 (0.49%) HP SIM
13 11 (0.49%) Tivoli Monitoring
13 11 (0.49%) EdgeSight
14 10 (0.44%) BladeLogic
14 10 (0.44%) HAProxy
14 10 (0.44%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 976 (43.07%) Microsoft
2 778 (34.33%) VMware
3 585 (25.82%) Citrix
4 287 (12.67%) Cisco
5 149 (6.58%) HP
6 122 (5.38%) Oracle
7 121 (5.34%) NetApp
8 117 (5.16%) Dell
9 89 (3.93%) Apple
10 78 (3.44%) Symantec
11 69 (3.05%) CheckPoint
12 60 (2.65%) IBM
13 58 (2.56%) Red Hat
14 51 (2.25%) EMC
15 47 (2.07%) Juniper
15 47 (2.07%) Remedy
16 44 (1.94%) AppSense
17 40 (1.77%) LANDesk
18 34 (1.50%) McAfee
19 32 (1.41%) Websense
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Networking People
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Intapeople
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
East London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £16 - £17 per hour
Posted: 20 hours ago
Central London / West End
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £160 to £180 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £120 - £130 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £210.00 - £225.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Premier IT
Rate: £100 - £110 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £225 to £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Computer People
Rate: £15 - £16 per hour + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £13.00 - £13.01 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
Executive Resource Group
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago