Period
to 19 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for Active Directory skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Active Directory over the 6 months to 19 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Active Directory
London > Central London
6 months to
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 26 43 45
Rank change year-on-year +17 +2 -7
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 577 472 348
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 6.86% 5.19% 4.75%
As % of the System Software category 35.79% 33.59% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 348 275
Central London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £150 £133 £119
90th Percentile £576 £563 £575
London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 35 18
Central London median hourly rate £19.25 £19.25 £19.97
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -3.61% +27.81%
10th Percentile £12.76 £11.81 £12.88
90th Percentile £22.25 £21.88 £156.00
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.35
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.54% +23.15%

Active Directory is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 1,612 1,405 812
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 19.17% 15.46% 11.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,240 1,107 646
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £213 £213 £185
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
London median daily rate £525 £500 £463
% change year-on-year +5.00% +8.11% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 41 19
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +34.92%
10th Percentile £12.76 £11.81 £12.88
90th Percentile £41.93 £25.00 £187.50
London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £21.33
% change year-on-year +5.00% -6.21% +42.17%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Active Directory as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Central London

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Active Directory in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Central London

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Central London over the 6 months to 19 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Central London

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory in Central London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Central London

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Central London over the 6 months to 19 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in Central London

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in Central 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 Central London region over the 6 months to 19 June 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +20 445 £413 +6.80% 29
West End of London +8 26 £328 -9.66%
City of Westminster -13 12 £475 +120.93%
Southwark -23 8 £575 +379.17%
Camden +2 4 £213 -35.85%
Active Directory
London

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 437 (75.74%) Windows
2 318 (55.11%) Microsoft
3 239 (41.42%) Office 365
4 190 (32.93%) Microsoft Azure
5 188 (32.58%) Finance
6 164 (28.42%) Windows 10
7 158 (27.38%) Windows Server
8 156 (27.04%) PowerShell
9 144 (24.96%) SCCM
10 135 (23.40%) Windows 7
11 134 (23.22%) VMware
12 127 (22.01%) DNS
13 124 (21.49%) Microsoft Office
14 97 (16.81%) Migration
15 95 (16.46%) Citrix
16 92 (15.94%) MS Exchange
17 91 (15.77%) ITIL
18 84 (14.56%) SQL
19 83 (14.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 83 (14.38%) Azure Active Directory
20 78 (13.52%) DHCP
21 72 (12.48%) SharePoint
22 67 (11.61%) Firewall
23 66 (11.44%) VMware Infrastructure
24 60 (10.40%) Banking
24 60 (10.40%) Windows Server 2012
25 57 (9.88%) SQL Server
26 56 (9.71%) TCP/IP
27 53 (9.19%) Skype for Business
28 52 (9.01%) Skype

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central 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 92 (15.94%) MS Exchange
2 72 (12.48%) SharePoint
3 53 (9.19%) Skype for Business
4 29 (5.03%) IIS
5 26 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2010
6 25 (4.33%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (1.39%) Confluence
8 7 (1.21%) OpenStack
9 6 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (0.87%) Apache
10 5 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (0.87%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.35%) MS Project Server
13 1 (0.17%) CMS
13 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.17%) JBoss
13 1 (0.17%) SAS
13 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 124 (21.49%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.17%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.17%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.17%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.17%) Maya
6 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.17%) Revit
Business Applications
1 7 (1.21%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.17%) BPCS
3 1 (0.17%) Eikon
3 1 (0.17%) HFM
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.17%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.17%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 239 (41.42%) Office 365
2 190 (32.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 83 (14.38%) Azure Active Directory
4 50 (8.67%) Amazon AWS
5 30 (5.20%) IaaS
6 27 (4.68%) PaaS
7 16 (2.77%) OneDrive
8 12 (2.08%) SaaS
9 11 (1.91%) Yammer
10 9 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (1.39%) Mimecast
11 8 (1.39%) Power Platform
12 6 (1.04%) G Suite
13 3 (0.52%) Serverless
13 3 (0.52%) Slack
14 2 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
14 2 (0.35%) Azure Data Factory
14 2 (0.35%) Google Sheets
14 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Flow
14 2 (0.35%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 127 (22.01%) DNS
2 78 (13.52%) DHCP
3 67 (11.61%) Firewall
4 56 (9.71%) TCP/IP
5 52 (9.01%) Skype
6 49 (8.49%) LAN
7 46 (7.97%) WAN
8 32 (5.55%) SAN
9 28 (4.85%) VPN
10 26 (4.51%) Wireless
11 18 (3.12%) Internet
12 13 (2.25%) MPLS
12 13 (2.25%) VoIP
13 11 (1.91%) NAS
14 10 (1.73%) IP Telephony
14 10 (1.73%) iSCSI
14 10 (1.73%) Wi-Fi
15 9 (1.56%) SMTP
16 8 (1.39%) VLAN
17 6 (1.04%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (9.88%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.77%) Azure SQL Database
3 15 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (2.43%) MySQL
5 11 (1.91%) SQL Server 2014
6 10 (1.73%) Amazon RDS
7 8 (1.39%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.04%) Power BI
8 6 (1.04%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (0.69%) Big Data
9 4 (0.69%) Data Lake
9 4 (0.69%) SQL Server 2017
10 3 (0.52%) Blockchain
11 2 (0.35%) Cosmos DB
11 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.17%) Bigtable
12 1 (0.17%) Oracle BI EE
12 1 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (2.95%) MSI
2 14 (2.43%) Git (software)
3 11 (1.91%) Visual Studio
4 10 (1.73%) JIRA
4 10 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (1.21%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.87%) Bitbucket
6 5 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (0.69%) WiX
8 3 (0.52%) Jasmine
8 3 (0.52%) Karma Test Runner
8 3 (0.52%) MSBuild
8 3 (0.52%) NUnit
9 2 (0.35%) Hudson
9 2 (0.35%) Subversion
10 1 (0.17%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.17%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.17%) git-flow
10 1 (0.17%) Liquibase
10 1 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 188 (32.58%) Finance
2 60 (10.40%) Banking
3 25 (4.33%) Law
4 16 (2.77%) Investment Banking
5 12 (2.08%) Legal
6 9 (1.56%) Advertising
7 7 (1.21%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.04%) Retail
9 5 (0.87%) German Language
9 5 (0.87%) Russian Language
10 3 (0.52%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.35%) Marketing
11 2 (0.35%) Publishing
11 2 (0.35%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Back Office
12 1 (0.17%) Billing
12 1 (0.17%) Front Office
12 1 (0.17%) International Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Military
12 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 108 (18.72%) Analyst
2 72 (12.48%) Support Engineer
3 70 (12.13%) Desktop Support
4 69 (11.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 54 (9.36%) Desktop Engineer
6 46 (7.97%) 2nd Line Support
6 46 (7.97%) Support Analyst
6 46 (7.97%) Windows Engineer
7 43 (7.45%) Architect
8 41 (7.11%) Azure Engineer
8 41 (7.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 39 (6.76%) Service Analyst
10 36 (6.24%) Service Desk Analyst
11 33 (5.72%) IT Support
12 28 (4.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 26 (4.51%) Administrator
14 23 (3.99%) Systems Engineer
15 22 (3.81%) IT Engineer
16 21 (3.64%) Active Directory Engineer
17 20 (3.47%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (5.55%) .NET
2 14 (2.43%) LDAP
3 13 (2.25%) .NET Framework
3 13 (2.25%) X-Windows
4 11 (1.91%) Web Services
5 10 (1.73%) ASP.NET
5 10 (1.73%) JSON
6 9 (1.56%) AngularJS
6 9 (1.56%) HTML
7 7 (1.21%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (1.21%) Microsoft Graph
7 7 (1.21%) Software Packaging
8 6 (1.04%) jQuery
8 6 (1.04%) Node.js
9 5 (0.87%) Ajax
9 5 (0.87%) SAML
10 4 (0.69%) RESTful
11 3 (0.52%) CSS
11 3 (0.52%) CSS3
11 3 (0.52%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 33 (5.72%) Data Centre
2 25 (4.33%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (3.81%) Management Information System
4 20 (3.47%) Blackberry
5 19 (3.29%) Clustering
6 18 (3.12%) iPad
7 17 (2.95%) Video Conferencing
8 16 (2.77%) iPhone
9 15 (2.60%) Hybrid Cloud
10 11 (1.91%) Replication
11 10 (1.73%) Fat Client
11 10 (1.73%) Public Cloud
11 10 (1.73%) Self-Motivation
11 10 (1.73%) Thin Client
11 10 (1.73%) User Experience
12 9 (1.56%) Private Cloud
13 8 (1.39%) Mobile App
13 8 (1.39%) PKI
13 8 (1.39%) Smartphone
14 7 (1.21%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 437 (75.74%) Windows
2 164 (28.42%) Windows 10
3 158 (27.38%) Windows Server
4 135 (23.40%) Windows 7
5 60 (10.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 49 (8.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 40 (6.93%) Linux
8 25 (4.33%) Windows 8
9 24 (4.16%) Android
10 22 (3.81%) Apple iOS
11 19 (3.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 17 (2.95%) Mac OS
13 16 (2.77%) Mac OS X
14 8 (1.39%) Unix
15 5 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (0.87%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.52%) Mac OS X Server
16 3 (0.52%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.52%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (16.81%) Migration
2 91 (15.77%) ITIL
3 83 (14.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 43 (7.45%) DevOps
5 37 (6.41%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (6.41%) Problem-Solving
6 34 (5.89%) Application Packaging
6 34 (5.89%) Information Security
6 34 (5.89%) Service Management
7 29 (5.03%) Change Management
7 29 (5.03%) Mobile Device Management
7 29 (5.03%) Project Management
8 27 (4.68%) Disaster Recovery
9 24 (4.16%) ITSM
10 20 (3.47%) Security Management
11 19 (3.29%) Identity Management
11 19 (3.29%) Information Security Management
12 18 (3.12%) Service Delivery
13 17 (2.95%) ISMS
13 17 (2.95%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 156 (27.04%) PowerShell
2 84 (14.56%) SQL
3 27 (4.68%) C#
4 18 (3.12%) VB
5 13 (2.25%) JavaScript
6 9 (1.56%) Python
7 8 (1.39%) C
8 7 (1.21%) VBA
8 7 (1.21%) VBScript
9 6 (1.04%) Java
10 4 (0.69%) T-SQL
10 4 (0.69%) TypeScript
11 3 (0.52%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.52%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.35%) Perl
12 2 (0.35%) Ruby
13 1 (0.17%) AWK
13 1 (0.17%) C++
13 1 (0.17%) R
13 1 (0.17%) XPath
Qualifications
1 35 (6.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (5.72%) Security Cleared
3 17 (2.95%) MCSE
4 14 (2.43%) SC Cleared
5 12 (2.08%) Degree
6 11 (1.91%) MCSA
7 8 (1.39%) MCP
8 7 (1.21%) A+ Certification
8 7 (1.21%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (1.04%) CCA
9 6 (1.04%) DBS Check
9 6 (1.04%) MCDST
9 6 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (0.87%) AWS Certification
10 5 (0.87%) CISSP
10 5 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (0.87%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.69%) MCITP
11 4 (0.69%) PMP
11 4 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.64%) SLA
2 6 (1.04%) QA
3 5 (0.87%) PMO
4 3 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.35%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.17%) COBIT
System Software
1 66 (11.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 44 (7.63%) XenApp
3 42 (7.28%) Hyper-V
4 34 (5.89%) VMware ESXi
5 33 (5.72%) XenDesktop
6 18 (3.12%) Microsoft App-V
7 16 (2.77%) vSphere
8 11 (1.91%) Virtual Desktop
9 10 (1.73%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (1.56%) VMware Workstation
11 8 (1.39%) Docker
12 6 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (0.87%) Shibboleth
13 5 (0.87%) VMware NSX
14 4 (0.69%) NFS
15 3 (0.52%) BitLocker
15 3 (0.52%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 3 (0.52%) DFS Replication
15 3 (0.52%) vCloud
16 2 (0.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 144 (24.96%) SCCM
2 26 (4.51%) Microsoft Intune
3 19 (3.29%) Single Sign-On
4 18 (3.12%) Terraform
5 14 (2.43%) SCOM
6 12 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (1.91%) WSUS
8 10 (1.73%) AirWatch
8 10 (1.73%) Microsoft Clustering
9 9 (1.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 7 (1.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 7 (1.21%) SCOrch
10 7 (1.21%) vMotion
11 6 (1.04%) Kubernetes
12 5 (0.87%) Puppet
13 4 (0.69%) Ansible
13 4 (0.69%) Jamf Pro
13 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 4 (0.69%) Perfmon
13 4 (0.69%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 318 (55.11%) Microsoft
2 134 (23.22%) VMware
3 95 (16.46%) Citrix
4 41 (7.11%) Cisco
5 26 (4.51%) HP
6 23 (3.99%) Ivanti
6 23 (3.99%) Symantec
7 22 (3.81%) Apple
8 21 (3.64%) ServiceNow
9 19 (3.29%) Dell
9 19 (3.29%) NetApp
10 12 (2.08%) Bloomberg
10 12 (2.08%) Meraki
11 10 (1.73%) Reuters
12 9 (1.56%) Google
12 9 (1.56%) iManage
13 7 (1.21%) Sony
14 6 (1.04%) EMC
14 6 (1.04%) Oracle
14 6 (1.04%) Veritas