Period
to 17 January 2020

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 17 January 2020 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
17 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 29 32 49
Rank change year-on-year +3 +17 +5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 391 563 407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 6.22% 6.31% 4.69%
As % of the System Software category 40.81% 34.95% 36.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 445 289
Central London median daily rate £350 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.62% +2.13% -1.64%
10th Percentile £130 £135 £140
90th Percentile £578 £585 £538
London median daily rate £325 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -13.33% +15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 33 30
Central London median hourly rate £19.50 £18.76 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.94% +21.03% -18.42%
10th Percentile £12.69 £12.35 £10.48
90th Percentile £31.50 £93.88 £27.50
London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +9.09%

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 958 1,611 1,117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 15.23% 18.07% 12.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 748 1,231 871
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +8.25% +7.78%
10th Percentile £200 £164 £200
90th Percentile £650 £650 £650
London median daily rate £500 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 41 31
Central London median hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +22.58% -28.74%
10th Percentile £13.31 £12.76 £10.50
90th Percentile £34.30 £41.25 £27.50
London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year -5.00% +1.27% +9.72%

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 17 January 2020.

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 17 January 2020.

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 17 January 2020. 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 +3 304 £365 -2.67% 97
West End of London +20 8 £268 +78.33% 1
City of Westminster -7 8 £450 +22.45%
Camden +10 6 £325 +94.03%
Southwark +13 5 £263 -54.35%
Kensington and Chelsea - 4 £268 -
Lambeth - 1 £95 -
Active Directory
London

For the 6 months to 17 January 2020, 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.

1 294 (75.19%) Windows
2 219 (56.01%) Microsoft
3 192 (49.10%) Office 365
4 132 (33.76%) Windows 10
5 115 (29.41%) Azure
6 104 (26.60%) Windows Server
7 90 (23.02%) Finance
8 89 (22.76%) VMware
9 85 (21.74%) SCCM
10 79 (20.20%) Windows 7
11 74 (18.93%) Microsoft Office
12 71 (18.16%) ITIL
12 71 (18.16%) PowerShell
13 66 (16.88%) DNS
14 58 (14.83%) Citrix
15 56 (14.32%) Migration
15 56 (14.32%) Azure Active Directory
16 55 (14.07%) SQL
17 53 (13.55%) SharePoint
17 53 (13.55%) VMware Infrastructure
18 52 (13.30%) DHCP
18 52 (13.30%) Problem-Solving
19 50 (12.79%) Firewall
20 47 (12.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 40 (10.23%) Cisco
21 40 (10.23%) Windows Server 2012
22 39 (9.97%) MS Exchange
23 38 (9.72%) LAN
24 37 (9.46%) WAN
25 35 (8.95%) Banking

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 53 (13.55%) SharePoint
2 39 (9.97%) MS Exchange
3 21 (5.37%) Skype for Business
4 11 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (2.81%) IIS
5 8 (2.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (2.05%) Confluence
6 4 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (1.02%) IBM Notes
6 4 (1.02%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.26%) Apache
7 1 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 74 (18.93%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.26%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.26%) Houdini
3 1 (0.26%) Maya
3 1 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.51%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (0.26%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.26%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 192 (49.10%) Office 365
2 115 (29.41%) Azure
3 56 (14.32%) Azure Active Directory
4 24 (6.14%) AWS
5 19 (4.86%) PaaS
6 17 (4.35%) IaaS
7 16 (4.09%) OneDrive
8 15 (3.84%) SaaS
9 9 (2.30%) Power Platform
10 8 (2.05%) Azure Data Factory
10 8 (2.05%) G Suite
10 8 (2.05%) Mimecast
10 8 (2.05%) PowerApps
11 6 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (1.28%) Data Lake Analytics
13 4 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
13 4 (1.02%) GCP
13 4 (1.02%) Yammer
14 3 (0.77%) Azure Functions
14 3 (0.77%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 66 (16.88%) DNS
2 52 (13.30%) DHCP
3 50 (12.79%) Firewall
4 38 (9.72%) LAN
5 37 (9.46%) WAN
6 31 (7.93%) TCP/IP
6 31 (7.93%) VPN
7 21 (5.37%) VoIP
8 18 (4.60%) Wi-Fi
9 17 (4.35%) Skype
10 15 (3.84%) SAN
11 13 (3.32%) NAS
12 12 (3.07%) MPLS
13 11 (2.81%) NetScaler
13 11 (2.81%) Wireless
14 10 (2.56%) IP Telephony
15 8 (2.05%) VLAN
16 7 (1.79%) Internet
17 6 (1.53%) Network Security
17 6 (1.53%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.93%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.81%) Azure SQL Database
3 8 (2.05%) Relational Database
3 8 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (1.79%) MySQL
4 7 (1.79%) Power BI
5 6 (1.53%) Data Lake
6 5 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (1.28%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.02%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.77%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 2 (0.51%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.51%) Big Data
9 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.26%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.26%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (3.07%) JIRA
2 8 (2.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.79%) MSI
4 4 (1.02%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.02%) InstallShield
4 4 (1.02%) WinDbg
5 3 (0.77%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.77%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.51%) Hudson
6 2 (0.51%) Maven
6 2 (0.51%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.51%) Urban Turtle
6 2 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.26%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.26%) GitLab
7 1 (0.26%) Moq
7 1 (0.26%) MSTest
7 1 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.26%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.26%) WiX
General
1 90 (23.02%) Finance
2 35 (8.95%) Banking
3 24 (6.14%) Public Sector
4 16 (4.09%) Law
5 14 (3.58%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.05%) Legal
7 6 (1.53%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.53%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.53%) Marketing
7 6 (1.53%) Publishing
8 5 (1.28%) Electronics
8 5 (1.28%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.02%) International Banking
9 4 (1.02%) Retail
10 3 (0.77%) Back Office
10 3 (0.77%) Mandarin Language
11 1 (0.26%) French Language
11 1 (0.26%) Games
11 1 (0.26%) German Language
11 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 83 (21.23%) Support Engineer
2 64 (16.37%) Analyst
2 64 (16.37%) Desktop Support
3 48 (12.28%) Desktop Engineer
4 36 (9.21%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 34 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
5 34 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 29 (7.42%) Service Analyst
7 27 (6.91%) Windows Engineer
8 26 (6.65%) IT Support
9 24 (6.14%) IT Analyst
10 23 (5.88%) Architect
10 23 (5.88%) Azure Engineer
10 23 (5.88%) Support Analyst
11 21 (5.37%) Service Desk Analyst
12 20 (5.12%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 20 (5.12%) IT Engineer
13 19 (4.86%) Developer
14 16 (4.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 16 (4.09%) Active Directory Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.84%) .NET
2 6 (1.53%) LDAP
2 6 (1.53%) Web Services
3 5 (1.28%) OAuth
3 5 (1.28%) YAML
4 4 (1.02%) HTML
4 4 (1.02%) REST
4 4 (1.02%) RESTful
4 4 (1.02%) SOAP
4 4 (1.02%) XML
4 4 (1.02%) X-Windows
5 3 (0.77%) Ajax
5 3 (0.77%) AngularJS
5 3 (0.77%) JSON
5 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Graph
5 3 (0.77%) OpenID
5 3 (0.77%) SAML
6 2 (0.51%) .NET Core
6 2 (0.51%) Node.js
6 2 (0.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.14%) Blackberry
2 21 (5.37%) Data Centre
3 19 (4.86%) Video Conferencing
4 16 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (3.07%) iPhone
5 12 (3.07%) PKI
6 9 (2.30%) iPad
6 9 (2.30%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.30%) Public Cloud
7 8 (2.05%) User Experience
8 5 (1.28%) Mobile Computing
8 5 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.77%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.77%) Replication
11 2 (0.51%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.51%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.51%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.51%) Social Media
11 2 (0.51%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 294 (75.19%) Windows
2 132 (33.76%) Windows 10
3 104 (26.60%) Windows Server
4 79 (20.20%) Windows 7
5 40 (10.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (7.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (7.42%) Android
8 26 (6.65%) Linux
9 20 (5.12%) Mac OS X
10 19 (4.86%) Mac OS
11 12 (3.07%) Apple iOS
11 12 (3.07%) Windows 8
12 8 (2.05%) Unix
13 6 (1.53%) Ubuntu
14 5 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (1.02%) CentOS
15 4 (1.02%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.77%) Windows Mobile
17 2 (0.51%) Debian
17 2 (0.51%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (18.16%) ITIL
2 56 (14.32%) Migration
3 52 (13.30%) Problem-Solving
4 47 (12.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 24 (6.14%) Break/Fix
6 23 (5.88%) Application Packaging
7 20 (5.12%) DevOps
8 19 (4.86%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (4.86%) Identity Access Management
8 19 (4.86%) Root Cause Analysis
9 17 (4.35%) Service Delivery
10 16 (4.09%) Disaster Recovery
10 16 (4.09%) ITSM
11 14 (3.58%) Load Balancing
11 14 (3.58%) Service Management
12 13 (3.32%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (3.32%) Change Management
12 13 (3.32%) Incident Management
13 12 (3.07%) Information Security
13 12 (3.07%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 71 (18.16%) PowerShell
2 55 (14.07%) SQL
3 15 (3.84%) C#
4 10 (2.56%) Python
4 10 (2.56%) VB
5 5 (1.28%) Bash Shell
5 5 (1.28%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.28%) VBScript
6 4 (1.02%) Java
7 2 (0.51%) C
7 2 (0.51%) Perl
7 2 (0.51%) VBA
7 2 (0.51%) XPath
8 1 (0.26%) PHP
8 1 (0.26%) PHP 4
8 1 (0.26%) PHP 5
8 1 (0.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (6.39%) Degree
1 25 (6.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (6.14%) Security Cleared
3 17 (4.35%) MCSE
3 17 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 12 (3.07%) MCSA
5 8 (2.05%) MCP
6 7 (1.79%) CISSP
7 5 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (1.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (1.02%) BC Cleared
8 4 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.77%) A+ Certification
9 3 (0.77%) CCNA
9 3 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.77%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.51%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.51%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (0.26%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.14%) SLA
2 6 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 4 (1.02%) GDPR
5 3 (0.77%) QA
6 2 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.51%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.26%) NIST
System Software
1 53 (13.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (6.91%) VMware ESXi
3 26 (6.65%) Hyper-V
4 25 (6.39%) XenApp
5 21 (5.37%) XenDesktop
6 11 (2.81%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (2.56%) vSphere
8 9 (2.30%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (2.05%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (1.28%) DFS Replication
11 4 (1.02%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (1.02%) Xen
12 2 (0.51%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 2 (0.51%) Docker
12 2 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.26%) Firmware
13 1 (0.26%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.26%) UAG
13 1 (0.26%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.26%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 85 (21.74%) SCCM
2 32 (8.18%) Microsoft Intune
3 22 (5.63%) Single Sign-On
4 13 (3.32%) WSUS
5 12 (3.07%) SCOM
6 10 (2.56%) Jamf Pro
7 9 (2.30%) Ansible
8 8 (2.05%) Kubernetes
9 6 (1.53%) AirWatch
9 6 (1.53%) Backup Exec
9 6 (1.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 6 (1.53%) XenMobile
10 4 (1.02%) Perfmon
10 4 (1.02%) Terraform
11 3 (0.77%) FortiGate
12 2 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
12 2 (0.51%) DatAdvantage
12 2 (0.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 2 (0.51%) Puppet
12 2 (0.51%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 219 (56.01%) Microsoft
2 89 (22.76%) VMware
3 58 (14.83%) Citrix
4 40 (10.23%) Cisco
5 27 (6.91%) Ivanti
6 22 (5.63%) Apple
7 15 (3.84%) Symantec
8 12 (3.07%) HP
8 12 (3.07%) ServiceNow
9 11 (2.81%) Adobe
10 10 (2.56%) Meraki
11 9 (2.30%) Google
11 9 (2.30%) McAfee
12 8 (2.05%) Bloomberg
12 8 (2.05%) SAP
13 7 (1.79%) Polycom
14 6 (1.53%) Fidessa
14 6 (1.53%) iManage
15 5 (1.28%) Avaya
15 5 (1.28%) Palo Alto