Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 30 41 53
Rank change year-on-year +11 +12 -17
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 575 451 309
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 6.47% 5.11% 4.22%
As % of the System Software category 35.15% 37.99% 38.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 443 331 242
Central London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £135 £145 £155
90th Percentile £588 £538 £588
London median daily rate £375 £338 £350
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 16
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £15.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.62% -19.74% +20.63%
10th Percentile £12.51 £10.58 £11.88
90th Percentile £24.08 £27.33 £134.38
London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year +0.80% +10.88% +21.43%

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 1,636 1,187 797
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 18.42% 13.44% 10.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,227 940 618
Central London median daily rate £525 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £163 £213 £212
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
London median daily rate £525 £500 £455
% change year-on-year +5.00% +9.89% +7.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 35 23
Central London median hourly rate £18.75 £16.00 £22.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.19% -28.36% +35.36%
10th Percentile £12.76 £10.80 £12.55
90th Percentile £41.25 £34.50 £91.00
London median hourly rate £20.33 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.21% +10.53% +26.67%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 18 February 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 +18 455 £375 -7.58% 122
Southwark -7 40 £575 +4.55%
West End of London -31 23 £169 -37.21%
City of Westminster +6 17 £400 +97.53%
Camden -2 2 £168 -49.43%
Active Directory
London

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 449 (78.09%) Windows
2 275 (47.83%) Microsoft
3 200 (34.78%) Office 365
4 199 (34.61%) Microsoft Azure
5 197 (34.26%) Finance
6 174 (30.26%) Windows Server
7 138 (24.00%) Windows 10
7 138 (24.00%) VMware
7 138 (24.00%) Windows 7
8 129 (22.43%) ITIL
9 127 (22.09%) SCCM
10 123 (21.39%) Microsoft Office
11 121 (21.04%) PowerShell
12 102 (17.74%) DNS
13 101 (17.57%) Citrix
14 89 (15.48%) MS Exchange
15 82 (14.26%) VMware Infrastructure
16 80 (13.91%) Linux
16 80 (13.91%) DevOps
17 77 (13.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 71 (12.35%) Azure Active Directory
19 70 (12.17%) DHCP
20 63 (10.96%) Migration
21 61 (10.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 60 (10.43%) LAN
22 60 (10.43%) WAN
23 56 (9.74%) SQL
24 54 (9.39%) Cisco
25 53 (9.22%) Terraform
26 52 (9.04%) Firewall

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 89 (15.48%) MS Exchange
2 49 (8.52%) SharePoint
3 42 (7.30%) Skype for Business
4 33 (5.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 26 (4.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 21 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (2.61%) IIS
8 6 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.70%) Apache
9 4 (0.70%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.52%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.52%) Confluence
10 3 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.52%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.35%) CMS
11 2 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.35%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 123 (21.39%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.17%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.17%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.17%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.17%) Maya
4 1 (0.17%) Revit
4 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.04%) Eikon
2 2 (0.35%) Elite 3E
2 2 (0.35%) LatentZero
2 2 (0.35%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.17%) BPCS
3 1 (0.17%) Carpe Diem
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.17%) HFM
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 200 (34.78%) Office 365
2 199 (34.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 71 (12.35%) Azure Active Directory
4 45 (7.83%) Amazon AWS
5 37 (6.43%) IaaS
6 35 (6.09%) PaaS
7 17 (2.96%) Mimecast
8 9 (1.57%) G Suite
8 9 (1.57%) OneDrive
9 8 (1.39%) SaaS
9 8 (1.39%) Yammer
10 5 (0.87%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (0.70%) Azure Data Factory
11 4 (0.70%) Data Lake Analytics
12 3 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.52%) GoToWebinar
12 3 (0.52%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.35%) Datadog
13 2 (0.35%) IBM Cloud
13 2 (0.35%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 102 (17.74%) DNS
2 70 (12.17%) DHCP
3 60 (10.43%) LAN
3 60 (10.43%) WAN
4 52 (9.04%) Firewall
5 45 (7.83%) Skype
6 34 (5.91%) VPN
7 30 (5.22%) TCP/IP
8 25 (4.35%) VoIP
9 23 (4.00%) Internet
10 19 (3.30%) Wireless
11 17 (2.96%) SAN
12 14 (2.43%) Wi-Fi
13 13 (2.26%) SMTP
14 12 (2.09%) MPLS
15 10 (1.74%) PBX
16 9 (1.57%) Unified Communications
16 9 (1.57%) WLAN
17 8 (1.39%) Cisco ASA
18 7 (1.22%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (6.96%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.74%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (1.04%) Data Lake
4 5 (0.87%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.52%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.52%) Power BI
7 2 (0.35%) Aerospike
7 2 (0.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (0.35%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.35%) Big Data
7 2 (0.35%) Blockchain
7 2 (0.35%) Couchbase
7 2 (0.35%) Hazelcast
7 2 (0.35%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.35%) Redis
7 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.17%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.17%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 18 (3.13%) MSI
2 11 (1.91%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.57%) JIRA
4 7 (1.22%) Visual Studio
5 6 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (1.04%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.87%) Artifactory
6 5 (0.87%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.52%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.35%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.35%) Hudson
9 2 (0.35%) IBM UrbanCode
9 2 (0.35%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.35%) Selenium
9 2 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.35%) WiX
9 2 (0.35%) Zephyr
General
1 197 (34.26%) Finance
2 31 (5.39%) Banking
3 25 (4.35%) Law
4 19 (3.30%) Legal
5 9 (1.57%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.04%) Front Office
6 6 (1.04%) Retail
7 5 (0.87%) Financial Institution
7 5 (0.87%) French Language
8 4 (0.70%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.70%) Italian Language
8 4 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.70%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.52%) Advertising
10 2 (0.35%) Billing
10 2 (0.35%) German Language
10 2 (0.35%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.35%) Marketing
11 1 (0.17%) International Banking
11 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 109 (18.96%) Analyst
2 84 (14.61%) Support Engineer
3 66 (11.48%) Desktop Support
4 61 (10.61%) Azure Engineer
5 59 (10.26%) Desktop Engineer
6 58 (10.09%) DevOps Engineer
7 56 (9.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 52 (9.04%) Service Analyst
9 50 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
10 47 (8.17%) Service Desk Analyst
11 45 (7.83%) Linux Engineer
11 45 (7.83%) Support Analyst
12 44 (7.65%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 43 (7.48%) Windows Engineer
14 41 (7.13%) Azure DevOps
15 37 (6.43%) Azure DevOps Engineer
15 37 (6.43%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 37 (6.43%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 34 (5.91%) IT Support
17 31 (5.39%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (8.70%) X-Windows
2 16 (2.78%) .NET
3 12 (2.09%) JSON
3 12 (2.09%) LDAP
4 9 (1.57%) Web Services
5 8 (1.39%) .NET Framework
5 8 (1.39%) ASP.NET
5 8 (1.39%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (1.22%) SAML
7 6 (1.04%) AngularJS
7 6 (1.04%) HTML
7 6 (1.04%) Microsoft Graph
7 6 (1.04%) Node.js
7 6 (1.04%) OAuth
7 6 (1.04%) Software Packaging
8 5 (0.87%) Ajax
9 4 (0.70%) jQuery
10 3 (0.52%) Kafka
10 3 (0.52%) RESTful
10 3 (0.52%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 37 (6.43%) iPhone
2 33 (5.74%) Blackberry
3 25 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (4.17%) Management Information System
5 21 (3.65%) Smartphone
5 21 (3.65%) Video Conferencing
6 16 (2.78%) iPad
7 14 (2.43%) Clustering
7 14 (2.43%) Data Centre
8 12 (2.09%) PKI
9 11 (1.91%) Tandem
10 7 (1.22%) BYOD
11 6 (1.04%) Fixed Income
11 6 (1.04%) Hedge funds
11 6 (1.04%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.04%) Public Cloud
11 6 (1.04%) Replication
11 6 (1.04%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (1.04%) User Experience
12 5 (0.87%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 449 (78.09%) Windows
2 174 (30.26%) Windows Server
3 138 (24.00%) Windows 10
3 138 (24.00%) Windows 7
4 80 (13.91%) Linux
5 61 (10.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 50 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 44 (7.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 40 (6.96%) Windows 8
9 29 (5.04%) Android
10 28 (4.87%) Apple iOS
11 23 (4.00%) Mac OS X
12 20 (3.48%) Mac OS
13 16 (2.78%) Unix
14 13 (2.26%) Windows XP
15 10 (1.74%) Windows Mobile
16 8 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
17 5 (0.87%) Ubuntu
18 3 (0.52%) CentOS
18 3 (0.52%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (22.43%) ITIL
2 80 (13.91%) DevOps
3 77 (13.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 63 (10.96%) Migration
5 50 (8.70%) Service Management
6 43 (7.48%) Problem-Solving
7 41 (7.13%) Information Security
8 34 (5.91%) Agile Software Development
9 30 (5.22%) ITSM
10 28 (4.87%) Change Management
11 27 (4.70%) ITIL V3
12 23 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
12 23 (4.00%) Project Management
13 21 (3.65%) Service Delivery
14 18 (3.13%) Configuration Management
14 18 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
15 16 (2.78%) Identity Management
15 16 (2.78%) Mobile Device Management
15 16 (2.78%) Time Management
16 15 (2.61%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 121 (21.04%) PowerShell
2 56 (9.74%) SQL
3 18 (3.13%) C#
4 12 (2.09%) Java
5 9 (1.57%) Python
6 7 (1.22%) C
6 7 (1.22%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.04%) VB
8 4 (0.70%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.70%) VBScript
9 3 (0.52%) Perl
9 3 (0.52%) Ruby
9 3 (0.52%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.35%) AWK
10 2 (0.35%) Go
10 2 (0.35%) PHP
10 2 (0.35%) sed
10 2 (0.35%) VBA
11 1 (0.17%) R
11 1 (0.17%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 25 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (3.30%) Security Cleared
3 14 (2.43%) Degree
4 12 (2.09%) MCSE
5 11 (1.91%) SC Cleared
6 8 (1.39%) MCP
7 7 (1.22%) CCNA
7 7 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (0.87%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (0.87%) DBS Check
9 5 (0.87%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.70%) CCA
10 4 (0.70%) MCTS
11 3 (0.52%) AWS Certification
11 3 (0.52%) CISSP
11 3 (0.52%) MCSA
11 3 (0.52%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.52%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.13%) SLA
2 7 (1.22%) PMO
3 3 (0.52%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.17%) FedRAMP
5 1 (0.17%) GDPR
5 1 (0.17%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.17%) ISAE 3402
5 1 (0.17%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 82 (14.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (5.57%) Hyper-V
3 31 (5.39%) XenApp
4 28 (4.87%) Microsoft App-V
5 27 (4.70%) XenDesktop
6 25 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (2.61%) BitLocker
8 12 (2.09%) Virtual Desktop
9 10 (1.74%) Docker
9 10 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (1.57%) vSphere
11 7 (1.22%) XenServer
12 4 (0.70%) DFS Replication
12 4 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.52%) NFS
13 3 (0.52%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.17%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
14 1 (0.17%) Firmware
14 1 (0.17%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 127 (22.09%) SCCM
2 53 (9.22%) Terraform
3 51 (8.87%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (3.30%) Single Sign-On
5 14 (2.43%) AirWatch
5 14 (2.43%) SCOM
5 14 (2.43%) vCenter Server
6 13 (2.26%) Microsoft Intune
7 9 (1.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 8 (1.39%) Microsoft Clustering
8 8 (1.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 7 (1.22%) Ansible
9 7 (1.22%) Backup Exec
9 7 (1.22%) Jamf Pro
9 7 (1.22%) Puppet
10 6 (1.04%) Kubernetes
10 6 (1.04%) WSUS
11 5 (0.87%) HP SIM
12 4 (0.70%) Nagios
13 3 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 275 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 138 (24.00%) VMware
3 101 (17.57%) Citrix
4 54 (9.39%) Cisco
5 36 (6.26%) HP
6 24 (4.17%) Apple
7 18 (3.13%) Symantec
8 17 (2.96%) Adobe
8 17 (2.96%) Ivanti
9 14 (2.43%) Bloomberg
9 14 (2.43%) Oracle
9 14 (2.43%) Wyse
10 12 (2.09%) Dell
10 12 (2.09%) Reuters
11 11 (1.91%) Google
11 11 (1.91%) MobileIron
12 10 (1.74%) iManage
12 10 (1.74%) ServiceNow
13 9 (1.57%) NetApp
13 9 (1.57%) Splunk