The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the London region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 37 47 40
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -7
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 1177 972 1108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 5.01% 4.01% 4.21%
As % of the System Software category 56.15% 51.05% 52.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 689 514 562
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £150 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £269 £275 £280
% change year-on-year
-2.18% -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 138 182
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.35 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £26.45 £25.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -3.12%
System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
2096 1904 2102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.92% 7.85% 7.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1319 1135 1161
Average daily rate £370 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £206 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 164 203
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.94 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £30.70 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +2.94%
Active Directory
England

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +9 295 £263 -21.34% 100
Uxbridge +7 10 £500 +53.84% 1
Croydon +5 8 £233 -28.46% 4
Docklands, London +11 7 £538 +72.00%
Hayes - 7 - - 1
Twickenham +2 5 £275 - 1
Bromley +2 4 - - 2
Harrow - 3 £125 - 2
Hammersmith +3 2 - -
Chessington -1 2 £413 -2.94% 1
Kingston Upon Thames -3 2 £275 - 3
Canary Wharf +21 1 - -
Westminster +3 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 £168 - 3
Barnet - 1 £213 -
Beckenham - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Dagenham - - - -
Enfield - - - - 1
Greenford - - - -
Mitcham - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Orpington - - - -
Romford - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Ilford - - - -
Ealing - - - -
West Drayton - - - - 1
Greenwich - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Wimbledon - - - - 1
Finchley - - - -
Chiswick - - - - 1
Mayfair - - - -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 1842 (80.30%) Windows
2 972 (42.37%) Microsoft
3 767 (33.44%) Windows 7
4 649 (28.29%) VMware
5 634 (27.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 621 (27.07%) MS Exchange
7 580 (25.28%) Citrix
8 578 (25.20%) MS Office
9 526 (22.93%) ITIL
10 474 (20.66%) MS Excel
11 434 (18.92%) Finance
12 427 (18.61%) Windows XP
13 391 (17.04%) VMware Infrastructure
14 383 (16.70%) Windows Server 2003
15 366 (15.95%) DNS
16 329 (14.34%) Blackberry
17 323 (14.08%) SCCM
18 318 (13.86%) Exchange Server 2010
19 289 (12.60%) SQL
20 284 (12.38%) SQL Server
21 282 (12.29%) Cisco
22 272 (11.86%) PowerShell
23 256 (11.16%) HP
24 251 (10.94%) Firewall
25 243 (10.59%) DHCP
26 231 (10.07%) TCP/IP
26 231 (10.07%) Microsoft Certification
27 224 (9.76%) Banking
28 214 (9.33%) XenApp
28 214 (9.33%) SharePoint

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
1 621 (27.07%) MS Exchange
2 318 (13.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 214 (9.33%) SharePoint
4 158 (6.89%) Exchange Server 2007
5 154 (6.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 140 (6.10%) IIS
7 117 (5.10%) Lync
8 115 (5.01%) Exchange Server 2003
9 64 (2.79%) IBM Notes
10 57 (2.48%) SharePoint 2010
11 38 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2013
12 36 (1.57%) SharePoint 2013
13 22 (0.96%) SharePoint Server
14 19 (0.83%) WorkSite
15 18 (0.78%) Office Communications Server
16 17 (0.74%) WebSphere
16 17 (0.74%) Tomcat
17 16 (0.70%) Apache
18 8 (0.35%) Lotus Domino
19 7 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 578 (25.20%) MS Office
2 474 (20.66%) MS Excel
3 50 (2.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (0.74%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.52%) MS Project
6 9 (0.39%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.22%) PowerPivot
8 4 (0.17%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.13%) InDesign
10 2 (0.087%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.087%) Vectorworks
10 2 (0.087%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.087%) CINEMA 4D
11 1 (0.044%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.044%) SPSS
11 1 (0.044%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.044%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 14 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.26%) Remedy AR System
4 6 (0.26%) assyst
5 4 (0.17%) Misys Midas
5 4 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.13%) Adaptiv
6 3 (0.13%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.13%) Oracle CRM
7 2 (0.087%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.087%) Eikon
7 2 (0.087%) Magento
7 2 (0.087%) Cerner Millennium
7 2 (0.087%) Khalix
8 1 (0.044%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.044%) HFM
8 1 (0.044%) LatentZero
8 1 (0.044%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 97 (4.23%) Office 365
2 25 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (0.39%) SaaS
5 7 (0.31%) Google Apps
6 4 (0.17%) IaaS
6 4 (0.17%) PaaS
7 3 (0.13%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 366 (15.95%) DNS
2 251 (10.94%) Firewall
3 243 (10.59%) DHCP
4 231 (10.07%) TCP/IP
5 195 (8.50%) SAN
6 181 (7.89%) LAN
7 164 (7.15%) VPN
8 157 (6.84%) WAN
9 81 (3.53%) VoIP
10 70 (3.05%) LDAP
11 64 (2.79%) Internet
12 56 (2.44%) Wireless
13 52 (2.27%) NAS
14 47 (2.05%) SSL
14 47 (2.05%) Network Security
15 45 (1.96%) VLAN
16 39 (1.70%) MPLS
17 35 (1.53%) NetScaler
18 34 (1.48%) iSCSI
19 30 (1.31%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 284 (12.38%) SQL Server
2 103 (4.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 60 (2.62%) SQL Server 2005
4 41 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 31 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 28 (1.22%) Oracle Database
7 26 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 25 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 16 (0.70%) SQL Server 2000
10 15 (0.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 15 (0.65%) MySQL
10 15 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
12 7 (0.31%) OLAP
12 7 (0.31%) Data Mining
12 7 (0.31%) Oracle Exadata
13 6 (0.26%) Relational Database
13 6 (0.26%) Oracle Database 10g
13 6 (0.26%) DTS
13 6 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 30 (1.31%) MSI
2 22 (0.96%) Subversion
3 21 (0.92%) InstallShield
4 17 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (0.74%) Visual Studio
5 11 (0.48%) Git (software)
6 10 (0.44%) Jenkins
7 7 (0.31%) Selenium
7 7 (0.31%) FitNesse
7 7 (0.31%) JUnit
8 5 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (0.17%) AdminStudio
10 3 (0.13%) CruiseControl
10 3 (0.13%) NUnit
10 3 (0.13%) MSBuild
11 2 (0.087%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (0.087%) Serena SBM
11 2 (0.087%) Moq
11 2 (0.087%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.044%) StarTeam
General
1 434 (18.92%) Finance
2 224 (9.76%) Banking
3 95 (4.14%) Investment Banking
4 87 (3.79%) Law
5 86 (3.75%) Legal
6 83 (3.62%) Financial Institution
7 71 (3.10%) Retail
8 60 (2.62%) Telecoms
9 40 (1.74%) French Language
10 36 (1.57%) Front Office
11 34 (1.48%) Back Office
12 33 (1.44%) Advertising
13 26 (1.13%) Marketing
14 21 (0.92%) Spanish Language
15 18 (0.78%) Mandarin Language
16 17 (0.74%) Publishing
17 14 (0.61%) Games
18 9 (0.39%) Manufacturing
19 7 (0.31%) Local Government
20 6 (0.26%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 598 (26.07%) Analyst
2 238 (10.37%) Support Analyst
3 231 (10.07%) Support Engineer
4 200 (8.72%) Service Analyst
4 200 (8.72%) Desktop Support
5 197 (8.59%) Service Desk Analyst
6 189 (8.24%) 2nd Line Support
7 152 (6.63%) Architect
8 135 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 126 (5.49%) 1st Line Support
10 117 (5.10%) Consultant
11 111 (4.84%) Administrator
12 105 (4.58%) Desktop Engineer
13 89 (3.88%) 3rd Line Support
14 77 (3.36%) Desktop Analyst
15 71 (3.10%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 71 (3.10%) Infrastructure Architect
16 69 (3.01%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 68 (2.96%) Developer
18 64 (2.79%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (3.44%) .NET
2 40 (1.74%) Application Packaging
3 39 (1.70%) HTML
4 38 (1.66%) ASP.NET
5 36 (1.57%) Middleware
6 34 (1.48%) jQuery
7 33 (1.44%) Web Services
7 33 (1.44%) CSS
8 25 (1.09%) XML
9 24 (1.05%) WCF
10 21 (0.92%) HTML5
11 12 (0.52%) Ajax
12 10 (0.44%) Java EE
13 9 (0.39%) WPF
13 9 (0.39%) LINQ
14 8 (0.35%) ASP.NET MVC
14 8 (0.35%) JSON
15 7 (0.31%) .NET Framework
15 7 (0.31%) WF
16 6 (0.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 329 (14.34%) Blackberry
2 113 (4.93%) Clustering
3 70 (3.05%) Management Information System
4 69 (3.01%) Hedge funds
5 63 (2.75%) iPhone
6 57 (2.48%) Replication
7 43 (1.87%) Fat Client
7 43 (1.87%) Thin Client
8 36 (1.57%) NHS
9 34 (1.48%) Computer Science
10 33 (1.44%) Client/Server
11 26 (1.13%) PKI
11 26 (1.13%) Handset
12 25 (1.09%) iPad
13 20 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
14 14 (0.61%) Enterprise Storage
14 14 (0.61%) Equities
15 13 (0.57%) AS400
16 12 (0.52%) Open Source
17 11 (0.48%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1842 (80.30%) Windows
2 767 (33.44%) Windows 7
3 634 (27.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 427 (18.61%) Windows XP
5 383 (16.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 198 (8.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 174 (7.59%) Linux
8 119 (5.19%) Windows 8
9 114 (4.97%) UNIX
10 60 (2.62%) Android
11 48 (2.09%) Windows 2000
11 48 (2.09%) Apple iOS
12 46 (2.01%) Windows Vista
13 43 (1.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 34 (1.48%) Mac OS X
15 30 (1.31%) Solaris
16 23 (1.00%) Windows 2000 Server
16 23 (1.00%) Mac OS
17 19 (0.83%) AIX
18 15 (0.65%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 526 (22.93%) ITIL
2 187 (8.15%) Migration
3 100 (4.36%) Service Management
4 94 (4.10%) Incident Management
5 92 (4.01%) Disaster Recovery
6 74 (3.23%) Project Management
7 68 (2.96%) Change Management
8 62 (2.70%) Service Delivery
9 55 (2.40%) Problem Management
10 49 (2.14%) Asset Management
11 48 (2.09%) Information Security
12 44 (1.92%) Agile Software Development
13 43 (1.87%) Time Management
14 42 (1.83%) Document Management
15 38 (1.66%) ITSM
15 38 (1.66%) Workflow
16 36 (1.57%) Identity Management
16 36 (1.57%) Business Continuity
17 35 (1.53%) CRM
17 35 (1.53%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 289 (12.60%) SQL
2 272 (11.86%) PowerShell
3 80 (3.49%) VBScript
4 70 (3.05%) VB
5 52 (2.27%) C#
6 42 (1.83%) Java
7 33 (1.44%) Perl
8 32 (1.39%) JavaScript
9 26 (1.13%) C
10 24 (1.05%) T-SQL
10 24 (1.05%) Python
11 21 (0.92%) Shell Script
12 16 (0.70%) VBA
13 12 (0.52%) Bash Shell
14 10 (0.44%) PHP
15 6 (0.26%) Ruby
16 5 (0.22%) Korn
17 3 (0.13%) XPath
17 3 (0.13%) LotusScript
17 3 (0.13%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 231 (10.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 158 (6.89%) MCSE
3 101 (4.40%) Security Cleared
4 83 (3.62%) Degree
5 72 (3.14%) MCP
6 67 (2.92%) SC Cleared
7 66 (2.88%) MCITP
8 55 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
9 44 (1.92%) Citrix Certification
9 44 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 43 (1.87%) MCSA
11 42 (1.83%) CCNA
12 40 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
13 37 (1.61%) CISSP
14 32 (1.39%) MCTS
15 30 (1.31%) CCA
16 24 (1.05%) CISM
16 24 (1.05%) CCNP
17 16 (0.70%) MCDST
18 13 (0.57%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (5.41%) SLA
2 39 (1.70%) QA
3 17 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (0.35%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.17%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.13%) COBIT
7 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.087%) Basel III
8 2 (0.087%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 391 (17.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 214 (9.33%) XenApp
3 159 (6.93%) vSphere
4 98 (4.27%) Hyper-V
5 88 (3.84%) VMware ESX
6 62 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
7 59 (2.57%) VMware ESXi
8 58 (2.53%) XenDesktop
9 42 (1.83%) XenServer
10 33 (1.44%) Terminal Services
10 33 (1.44%) Xen
11 30 (1.31%) ISA Server
12 27 (1.18%) vCloud
12 27 (1.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 21 (0.92%) NFS
14 20 (0.87%) Terminal Server
15 14 (0.61%) NLBS
16 13 (0.57%) VMware Server
17 10 (0.44%) UAG
18 8 (0.35%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 323 (14.08%) SCCM
2 103 (4.49%) SCOM
3 71 (3.10%) Backup Exec
4 52 (2.27%) WSUS
5 38 (1.66%) NetBackup
6 31 (1.35%) Control-M
7 29 (1.26%) HP SIM
8 28 (1.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 24 (1.05%) Nagios
10 21 (0.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 20 (0.87%) Tivoli
11 20 (0.87%) EMC NetWorker
12 18 (0.78%) OpenView
12 18 (0.78%) BladeLogic
13 17 (0.74%) Puppet
14 16 (0.70%) DameWare
15 15 (0.65%) MAILsweeper
15 15 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
16 14 (0.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 13 (0.57%) WMI
Vendors
1 972 (42.37%) Microsoft
2 649 (28.29%) VMware
3 580 (25.28%) Citrix
4 282 (12.29%) Cisco
5 256 (11.16%) HP
6 96 (4.18%) IBM
7 88 (3.84%) Oracle
8 82 (3.57%) Symantec
9 75 (3.27%) Remedy
9 75 (3.27%) NetApp
10 72 (3.14%) Dell
10 72 (3.14%) EMC
11 67 (2.92%) Lotus
12 64 (2.79%) CheckPoint
13 61 (2.66%) Apple
14 51 (2.22%) Bloomberg
14 51 (2.22%) SolarWinds
15 50 (2.18%) F5
16 48 (2.09%) Altiris
17 42 (1.83%) McAfee
London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 46 minutes ago
South West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 Per Day DOE - Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
I3
Rate: £340 - £380 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £400 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
QUANTICA
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: Yesterday
London
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £140 to £150 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
FPSG Connect
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £10 - £13 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £170 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £110 to £150 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
H&R Talent
Rate: From £150 to £180 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £10 to £13 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago