Period
to 12 July 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 12 July 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
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 36 27 42
Rank change year-on-year -9 +15 +3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 175 610 507
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 5.33% 6.97% 5.42%
As % of the System Software category 33.59% 36.88% 33.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 452 370
Median daily rate £419 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.47% +13.33% +13.64%
10th Percentile £139 £150 £132
90th Percentile £563 £588 £563
London median daily rate £405 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +1.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 23 41
Median hourly rate £14.35 £21.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.69% +9.09% +1.32%
10th Percentile £12.42 £13.01 £12.00
90th Percentile £22.40 £23.45 £22.63
London median hourly rate £23.67 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +18.35% +5.26% -

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 521 1,654 1,501
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 15.86% 18.91% 16.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 1,285 1,179
Median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +8.11%
10th Percentile £239 £213 £205
90th Percentile £643 £675 £650
London median daily rate £500 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 25 47
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -0.62%
10th Percentile £12.42 £13.26 £12.74
90th Percentile £35.00 £36.37 £25.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +66.67% +5.00% -5.33%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Active Directory as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in Central London.

Daily rate trend for Active Directory in Central London

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Active Directory in Central London over the 6 months to 12 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Central London

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Central London

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Active Directory in Central London over the 6 months to 12 July 2020.

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 12 July 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 -13 143 £450 +5.88% 21
West End of London -1 5 £188 -44.85%
City of Westminster +20 4 £290 -35.56%
Southwark +43 3 £175 -69.57%
Kensington and Chelsea - 1 £300 -
Active Directory
London

For the 6 months to 12 July 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.

1 117 (66.86%) Windows
2 92 (52.57%) Microsoft
3 58 (33.14%) Azure
3 58 (33.14%) Office 365
4 48 (27.43%) Windows 10
5 42 (24.00%) VMware
6 41 (23.43%) Windows Server
7 37 (21.14%) ITIL
8 36 (20.57%) Finance
9 33 (18.86%) SCCM
10 32 (18.29%) Windows 7
11 31 (17.71%) PowerShell
12 30 (17.14%) Microsoft Office
12 30 (17.14%) Linux
13 28 (16.00%) Citrix
14 27 (15.43%) VMware Infrastructure
15 26 (14.86%) DNS
16 23 (13.14%) Banking
16 23 (13.14%) Problem-Solving
17 22 (12.57%) Migration
18 21 (12.00%) Unix
18 21 (12.00%) Azure Active Directory
19 19 (10.86%) Windows Server 2008
20 18 (10.29%) Cisco
21 17 (9.71%) Windows Server 2012
21 17 (9.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 16 (9.14%) Windows Server 2016
22 16 (9.14%) SQL
22 16 (9.14%) SQL Server
22 16 (9.14%) MS Exchange

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 16 (9.14%) MS Exchange
1 16 (9.14%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (4.57%) Skype for Business
3 7 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (2.29%) Apache
4 4 (2.29%) IIS
4 4 (2.29%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (1.71%) Confluence
5 3 (1.71%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.57%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.57%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.57%) CMS
6 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.57%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.57%) nginx
6 1 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 30 (17.14%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.14%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.57%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 58 (33.14%) Azure
1 58 (33.14%) Office 365
2 21 (12.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 13 (7.43%) AWS
4 8 (4.57%) OneDrive
5 6 (3.43%) IaaS
5 6 (3.43%) SaaS
6 5 (2.86%) GCP
7 3 (1.71%) PaaS
7 3 (1.71%) Power Platform
8 2 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.14%) GitHub
8 2 (1.14%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.57%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.57%) Azure Functions
9 1 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.57%) Logic Apps
9 1 (0.57%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.57%) NuGet
9 1 (0.57%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 26 (14.86%) DNS
2 14 (8.00%) Internet
3 13 (7.43%) DHCP
4 12 (6.86%) LAN
5 11 (6.29%) Firewall
6 10 (5.71%) Skype
6 10 (5.71%) TCP/IP
7 9 (5.14%) NetScaler
7 9 (5.14%) WAN
8 7 (4.00%) Intranet
8 7 (4.00%) Kerberos
8 7 (4.00%) SAN
8 7 (4.00%) VoIP
8 7 (4.00%) VPN
9 4 (2.29%) MPLS
9 4 (2.29%) NAS
9 4 (2.29%) SMTP
9 4 (2.29%) Wireless
10 3 (1.71%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (1.71%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.14%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.86%) MySQL
3 4 (2.29%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (1.71%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (1.71%) Power BI
4 3 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.71%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (1.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.57%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.57%) QlikView
6 1 (0.57%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.57%) Spotfire
6 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.57%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 3 (1.71%) JIRA
2 2 (1.14%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.14%) Subversion
2 2 (1.14%) TeamCity
2 2 (1.14%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.57%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.57%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.57%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.57%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.57%) FishEye
3 1 (0.57%) JUnit
3 1 (0.57%) Maven
3 1 (0.57%) Moq
3 1 (0.57%) MSI
3 1 (0.57%) MSTest
3 1 (0.57%) NUnit
3 1 (0.57%) Serena SBM
3 1 (0.57%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 36 (20.57%) Finance
2 23 (13.14%) Banking
3 15 (8.57%) Public Sector
4 8 (4.57%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.86%) International Banking
5 5 (2.86%) Marketing
6 4 (2.29%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.29%) Law
7 3 (1.71%) Electronics
7 3 (1.71%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.14%) Advertising
8 2 (1.14%) Back Office
8 2 (1.14%) Legal
8 2 (1.14%) Publishing
9 1 (0.57%) French Language
9 1 (0.57%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (22.29%) Analyst
2 20 (11.43%) Support Engineer
3 18 (10.29%) Consultant
4 15 (8.57%) Desktop Support
4 15 (8.57%) Support Analyst
5 13 (7.43%) Service Analyst
6 12 (6.86%) 2nd Line Support
6 12 (6.86%) Architect
6 12 (6.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (6.86%) IT Support
7 11 (6.29%) Service Desk Analyst
8 9 (5.14%) IT Analyst
8 9 (5.14%) Windows Engineer
9 8 (4.57%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 8 (4.57%) Developer
9 8 (4.57%) IT Engineer
10 7 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (4.00%) Active Directory Engineer
10 7 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
10 7 (4.00%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.86%) LDAP
2 6 (3.43%) .NET
2 6 (3.43%) SailPoint
3 5 (2.86%) Web Services
4 4 (2.29%) LAMP
5 3 (1.71%) Node.js
6 2 (1.14%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.14%) HTML
6 2 (1.14%) Vue.js
7 1 (0.57%) COM
7 1 (0.57%) CSS
7 1 (0.57%) JSP
7 1 (0.57%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (0.57%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (0.57%) Middleware
7 1 (0.57%) SAML
7 1 (0.57%) Servlets
7 1 (0.57%) SOAP
7 1 (0.57%) XML
7 1 (0.57%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (7.43%) Data Centre
2 11 (6.29%) Blackberry
3 10 (5.71%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (5.14%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (4.57%) Management Information System
5 8 (4.57%) NHS
6 5 (2.86%) BYOD
6 5 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (2.29%) Replication
8 3 (1.71%) iPad
8 3 (1.71%) iPhone
8 3 (1.71%) PKI
9 2 (1.14%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (1.14%) iSeries
9 2 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.14%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.14%) User Experience
10 1 (0.57%) FlexPod
10 1 (0.57%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 117 (66.86%) Windows
2 48 (27.43%) Windows 10
3 41 (23.43%) Windows Server
4 32 (18.29%) Windows 7
5 30 (17.14%) Linux
6 21 (12.00%) Unix
7 19 (10.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (9.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (9.14%) Windows Server 2016
10 12 (6.86%) Apple iOS
11 8 (4.57%) Android
12 5 (2.86%) Mac OS
13 4 (2.29%) Windows Server 2019
14 3 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (1.14%) Mac OS X
15 2 (1.14%) Solaris
16 1 (0.57%) Debian
16 1 (0.57%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (21.14%) ITIL
2 23 (13.14%) Problem-Solving
3 22 (12.57%) Migration
4 17 (9.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 14 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (7.43%) DevOps
6 13 (7.43%) Identity Access Management
6 13 (7.43%) Information Security
7 12 (6.86%) Project Management
8 11 (6.29%) Change Management
9 10 (5.71%) Cybersecurity
9 10 (5.71%) Identity Management
10 9 (5.14%) Incident Management
10 9 (5.14%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (4.57%) Time Management
12 6 (3.43%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (3.43%) Microservices
12 6 (3.43%) Password Management
12 6 (3.43%) Privileged Access Management
12 6 (3.43%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 31 (17.71%) PowerShell
2 16 (9.14%) SQL
3 9 (5.14%) C#
3 9 (5.14%) Java
4 5 (2.86%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.86%) VB
5 4 (2.29%) PHP
5 4 (2.29%) Python
6 3 (1.71%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.71%) VBScript
7 2 (1.14%) C
8 1 (0.57%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.57%) Groovy
8 1 (0.57%) Lisp
8 1 (0.57%) Perl
8 1 (0.57%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (4.00%) CISSP
2 5 (2.86%) Citrix Certification
3 4 (2.29%) DBS Check
3 4 (2.29%) Degree
3 4 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.71%) CISA
4 3 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.71%) CISM
4 3 (1.71%) CREST Certified
4 3 (1.71%) GIAC
4 3 (1.71%) MCSA
4 3 (1.71%) MCSE
5 2 (1.14%) CCNA
5 2 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.14%) PMP
6 1 (0.57%) CCA
6 1 (0.57%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.57%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.71%) GDPR
1 3 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (1.71%) QA
2 2 (1.14%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (1.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 2 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.14%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (15.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (8.00%) XenApp
3 12 (6.86%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (5.14%) XenDesktop
5 5 (2.86%) BitLocker
5 5 (2.86%) vSphere
6 4 (2.29%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.71%) Docker
7 3 (1.71%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.71%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (1.71%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.14%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.57%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.57%) UAG
9 1 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 33 (18.86%) SCCM
2 10 (5.71%) SCOM
3 6 (3.43%) Ansible
4 5 (2.86%) EnCase
4 5 (2.86%) FTK
4 5 (2.86%) Kubernetes
5 4 (2.29%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (2.29%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (2.29%) XenMobile
6 3 (1.71%) Nagios
7 2 (1.14%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.14%) DatAdvantage
7 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.14%) Puppet
7 2 (1.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.57%) Grafana
8 1 (0.57%) QRadar
8 1 (0.57%) Terraform
8 1 (0.57%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 92 (52.57%) Microsoft
2 42 (24.00%) VMware
3 28 (16.00%) Citrix
4 18 (10.29%) Cisco
5 11 (6.29%) Apple
6 10 (5.71%) HP
7 9 (5.14%) CyberArk
7 9 (5.14%) Oracle
7 9 (5.14%) ServiceNow
8 6 (3.43%) Ivanti
8 6 (3.43%) Symantec
9 5 (2.86%) Bloomberg
9 5 (2.86%) Cellebrite
9 5 (2.86%) McAfee
9 5 (2.86%) SAP
10 4 (2.29%) Altiris
10 4 (2.29%) CA
10 4 (2.29%) NetApp
10 4 (2.29%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.71%) Dell