Period
to 9 December 2018

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 9 December 2018 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 44 50
Rank change year-on-year +13 +6 -18
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 570 412 360
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 6.15% 4.79% 4.56%
As % of the System Software category 35.14% 38.43% 40.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 288 267
Central London median daily rate £363 £344 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.45% -11.29% +10.56%
10th Percentile £133 £140 £156
90th Percentile £588 £539 £588
London median daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 32 18
Central London median hourly rate £19.13 £16.50 £15.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.91% +4.27% -9.52%
10th Percentile £13.76 £10.58 £11.25
90th Percentile £85.20 £27.50 £113.13
London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £16.22
% change year-on-year -1.58% +17.14% +8.13%

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 1,622 1,072 895
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 17.49% 12.47% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,259 839 686
Central London median daily rate £525 £480 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £158 £192 £206
90th Percentile £663 £651 £638
London median daily rate £525 £488 £450
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 32 25
Central London median hourly rate £19.25 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -13.16% +5.67%
10th Percentile £14.00 £10.58 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £27.50 £82.00
London median hourly rate £19.25 £20.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -6.10% +24.24% +6.45%

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 9 December 2018.

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 9 December 2018.

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 9 December 2018. 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 +19 433 £375 - 123
Southwark -11 34 £575 +130.00%
West End of London -9 33 £150 -45.45% 23
City of Westminster +11 21 £360 -14.79%
Camden - 4 £130 -
Kensington and Chelsea - 1 - -
Active Directory
London

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, 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.

1 463 (81.23%) Windows
2 255 (44.74%) Microsoft
3 184 (32.28%) Office 365
4 176 (30.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 176 (30.88%) Finance
5 173 (30.35%) Windows Server
6 144 (25.26%) ITIL
7 141 (24.74%) Windows 7
8 131 (22.98%) Windows 10
9 129 (22.63%) VMware
9 129 (22.63%) SCCM
10 126 (22.11%) Microsoft Office
11 109 (19.12%) Citrix
12 102 (17.89%) PowerShell
13 96 (16.84%) DNS
14 91 (15.96%) MS Exchange
15 84 (14.74%) Linux
16 76 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
16 76 (13.33%) DevOps
17 70 (12.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 67 (11.75%) DHCP
18 67 (11.75%) Cisco
19 64 (11.23%) Azure Active Directory
20 62 (10.88%) Firewall
21 60 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 54 (9.47%) Apple
22 54 (9.47%) Terraform
23 52 (9.12%) Opscode Chef
23 52 (9.12%) SQL
23 52 (9.12%) Migration

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 91 (15.96%) MS Exchange
2 44 (7.72%) SharePoint
3 36 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 31 (5.44%) Skype for Business
5 27 (4.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 15 (2.63%) IIS
7 9 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (1.23%) Apache
9 6 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (0.88%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.70%) CMS
11 4 (0.70%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.35%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (0.35%) Confluence
13 2 (0.35%) nginx
13 2 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 126 (22.11%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.35%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.18%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (1.05%) Eikon
2 3 (0.53%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.35%) LatentZero
3 2 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.35%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.18%) Carpe Diem
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle FAH
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.18%) ScheduALL
4 1 (0.18%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 184 (32.28%) Office 365
2 176 (30.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (11.23%) Azure Active Directory
4 42 (7.37%) Amazon AWS
5 29 (5.09%) IaaS
5 29 (5.09%) PaaS
6 11 (1.93%) Mimecast
7 9 (1.58%) G Suite
8 8 (1.40%) SaaS
9 5 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.88%) Azure Data Factory
9 5 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (0.70%) Data Lake Analytics
10 4 (0.70%) GoToWebinar
11 3 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.53%) GitHub
11 3 (0.53%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.53%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.53%) Route 53
11 3 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 96 (16.84%) DNS
2 67 (11.75%) DHCP
3 62 (10.88%) Firewall
4 49 (8.60%) WAN
5 48 (8.42%) LAN
6 40 (7.02%) Skype
7 37 (6.49%) VPN
8 29 (5.09%) VoIP
9 25 (4.39%) TCP/IP
10 24 (4.21%) Internet
11 21 (3.68%) Wireless
12 15 (2.63%) SAN
13 14 (2.46%) PBX
14 12 (2.11%) Wi-Fi
15 11 (1.93%) SSL
16 10 (1.75%) Kerberos
17 9 (1.58%) HTTP
17 9 (1.58%) Remote Desktop
17 9 (1.58%) SMTP
18 8 (1.40%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (5.96%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.93%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (1.05%) Hadoop
4 5 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (0.88%) Data Lake
4 5 (0.88%) NoSQL
5 4 (0.70%) MySQL
5 4 (0.70%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.35%) Aerospike
6 2 (0.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (0.35%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.35%) Couchbase
6 2 (0.35%) Hazelcast
6 2 (0.35%) HBase
6 2 (0.35%) Power BI
6 2 (0.35%) Redis
7 1 (0.18%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.18%) phpMyAdmin
7 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (2.11%) MSI
2 11 (1.93%) JIRA
3 7 (1.23%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.05%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.05%) TeamCity
5 5 (0.88%) Artifactory
5 5 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (0.70%) AdminStudio
6 4 (0.70%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.53%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.35%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.35%) Hudson
8 2 (0.35%) IBM UrbanCode
8 2 (0.35%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.35%) Selenium
8 2 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.35%) Zephyr
9 1 (0.18%) TestRail
General
1 176 (30.88%) Finance
2 26 (4.56%) Banking
3 21 (3.68%) Legal
4 20 (3.51%) Law
5 11 (1.93%) French Language
6 10 (1.75%) Italian Language
7 9 (1.58%) Front Office
7 9 (1.58%) Retail
7 9 (1.58%) Spanish Language
8 7 (1.23%) Investment Banking
9 6 (1.05%) Billing
9 6 (1.05%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.88%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.53%) Advertising
11 3 (0.53%) German Language
12 2 (0.35%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.35%) Marketing
12 2 (0.35%) Portuguese Language
13 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 107 (18.77%) Analyst
2 94 (16.49%) Support Engineer
3 68 (11.93%) Desktop Support
4 63 (11.05%) DevOps Engineer
5 62 (10.88%) 2nd Line Support
6 56 (9.82%) Desktop Engineer
6 56 (9.82%) Support Analyst
7 52 (9.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 50 (8.77%) Azure Engineer
8 50 (8.77%) Service Analyst
9 43 (7.54%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 43 (7.54%) IT Support
10 42 (7.37%) Service Desk Analyst
11 39 (6.84%) Azure DevOps
12 38 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
13 37 (6.49%) 1st/2nd Line Support
14 34 (5.96%) Azure DevOps Engineer
15 33 (5.79%) IT Analyst
16 32 (5.61%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 32 (5.61%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (8.95%) X-Windows
2 11 (1.93%) JSON
3 9 (1.58%) .NET
3 9 (1.58%) SAML
4 7 (1.23%) LDAP
5 6 (1.05%) OAuth
6 5 (0.88%) HTML
6 5 (0.88%) Kafka
6 5 (0.88%) Web Services
7 4 (0.70%) AngularJS
7 4 (0.70%) CSS
7 4 (0.70%) Middleware
7 4 (0.70%) Velocity
8 3 (0.53%) 802.1X
8 3 (0.53%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.53%) LAMP
8 3 (0.53%) Node.js
8 3 (0.53%) RESTful
8 3 (0.53%) SailPoint
8 3 (0.53%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 46 (8.07%) iPhone
2 44 (7.72%) Blackberry
3 28 (4.91%) Smartphone
4 25 (4.39%) Management Information System
5 23 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (4.04%) Video Conferencing
6 18 (3.16%) iPad
7 17 (2.98%) Data Centre
8 11 (1.93%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (1.58%) PKI
9 9 (1.58%) Tandem
10 8 (1.40%) Clustering
11 7 (1.23%) Fat Client
11 7 (1.23%) Fixed Income
11 7 (1.23%) Thin Client
12 6 (1.05%) Replication
12 6 (1.05%) User Experience
13 5 (0.88%) BYOD
13 5 (0.88%) Public Cloud
14 3 (0.53%) Chromecast
Operating Systems
1 463 (81.23%) Windows
2 173 (30.35%) Windows Server
3 141 (24.74%) Windows 7
4 131 (22.98%) Windows 10
5 84 (14.74%) Linux
6 60 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 50 (8.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 47 (8.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 37 (6.49%) Windows 8
10 30 (5.26%) Android
10 30 (5.26%) Mac OS X
11 29 (5.09%) Apple iOS
12 24 (4.21%) Mac OS
13 17 (2.98%) Unix
14 15 (2.63%) Windows XP
15 10 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
16 9 (1.58%) Windows Mobile
17 6 (1.05%) Ubuntu
18 4 (0.70%) CentOS
19 2 (0.35%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (25.26%) ITIL
2 76 (13.33%) DevOps
3 70 (12.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 52 (9.12%) Migration
5 50 (8.77%) Service Management
6 41 (7.19%) Problem-Solving
7 39 (6.84%) Information Security
8 32 (5.61%) ITSM
9 30 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
10 28 (4.91%) ITIL V3
11 27 (4.74%) Change Management
12 24 (4.21%) Disaster Recovery
13 23 (4.04%) Incident Management
14 22 (3.86%) Analytics
15 20 (3.51%) Configuration Management
15 20 (3.51%) Service Delivery
16 19 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
17 18 (3.16%) Change Control
18 16 (2.81%) Identity Management
19 15 (2.63%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 102 (17.89%) PowerShell
2 52 (9.12%) SQL
3 11 (1.93%) Java
4 10 (1.75%) C#
5 9 (1.58%) VBScript
6 8 (1.40%) Python
7 7 (1.23%) JavaScript
8 5 (0.88%) PHP
8 5 (0.88%) VBA
9 4 (0.70%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.53%) C
10 3 (0.53%) Ruby
10 3 (0.53%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.53%) VB
11 2 (0.35%) Go
11 2 (0.35%) Perl
11 2 (0.35%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.18%) AWK
12 1 (0.18%) KiXtart
12 1 (0.18%) VB6
Qualifications
1 32 (5.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (3.68%) Security Cleared
3 14 (2.46%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (2.46%) Degree
4 13 (2.28%) MCP
4 13 (2.28%) MCSE
5 12 (2.11%) CCNA
6 11 (1.93%) SC Cleared
7 9 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 6 (1.05%) MCSA
9 5 (0.88%) CCNP
10 4 (0.70%) A+ Certification
10 4 (0.70%) CISSP
10 4 (0.70%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.70%) MCITP
11 3 (0.53%) CISM
11 3 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (0.53%) MCTS
11 3 (0.53%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.68%) SLA
2 6 (1.05%) PMO
3 3 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.35%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.18%) FedRAMP
5 1 (0.18%) GDPR
5 1 (0.18%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.18%) ISAE 3402
5 1 (0.18%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 76 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (5.96%) Microsoft App-V
3 33 (5.79%) XenApp
4 29 (5.09%) VMware ESXi
4 29 (5.09%) XenDesktop
5 28 (4.91%) Hyper-V
6 24 (4.21%) BitLocker
7 11 (1.93%) Docker
8 10 (1.75%) vSphere
9 7 (1.23%) Virtual Desktop
10 6 (1.05%) DFS Replication
10 6 (1.05%) XenServer
11 5 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (0.88%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (0.53%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.53%) Xen
13 2 (0.35%) Apache Flume
13 2 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 2 (0.35%) HDFS
14 1 (0.18%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 129 (22.63%) SCCM
2 54 (9.47%) Terraform
3 52 (9.12%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (3.68%) SCOM
5 19 (3.33%) Single Sign-On
6 16 (2.81%) AirWatch
7 15 (2.63%) Microsoft Intune
8 11 (1.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 11 (1.93%) WSUS
9 10 (1.75%) vCenter Server
10 8 (1.40%) Ansible
10 8 (1.40%) Kubernetes
11 7 (1.23%) NetBackup
12 6 (1.05%) Backup Exec
12 6 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
12 6 (1.05%) Nagios
12 6 (1.05%) Puppet
13 5 (0.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 5 (0.88%) XenMobile
14 4 (0.70%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 255 (44.74%) Microsoft
2 129 (22.63%) VMware
3 109 (19.12%) Citrix
4 67 (11.75%) Cisco
5 54 (9.47%) Apple
6 37 (6.49%) HP
7 22 (3.86%) Ivanti
8 20 (3.51%) Wyse
9 18 (3.16%) Adobe
10 15 (2.63%) Oracle
11 14 (2.46%) Symantec
12 13 (2.28%) Bloomberg
12 13 (2.28%) McAfee
13 12 (2.11%) Dell
13 12 (2.11%) NetApp
13 12 (2.11%) Okta
13 12 (2.11%) ServiceNow
14 11 (1.93%) Reuters
14 11 (1.93%) SolarWinds
14 11 (1.93%) Splunk