Period
to 2 April 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 2 April 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
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 34 29 41
Rank change year-on-year -5 +12 +7
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 293 596 492
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 5.57% 6.70% 5.33%
As % of the System Software category 39.07% 35.52% 37.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 436 362
Median daily rate £335 £375 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.67% -2.91% +3.00%
10th Percentile £135 £135 £140
90th Percentile £563 £588 £538
London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 39
Median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +16.13% -18.42%
10th Percentile £12.42 £12.76 £11.10
90th Percentile £26.78 £21.00 £22.75
London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28% +10.00%

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 750 1,678 1,315
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 14.25% 18.85% 14.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 567 1,247 1,031
Median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £197 £181 £206
90th Percentile £650 £675 £650
London median daily rate £500 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 25 44
Median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +8.41% -18.82%
10th Percentile £12.42 £12.76 £11.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £24.14 £29.25
Median hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% +5.26%

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 2 April 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 2 April 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 2 April 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 -7 225 £375 -3.23% 81
City of Westminster +11 9 £425 +1.19% 1
West End of London +16 8 £260 -13.33%
Camden +11 5 £275 +15.79%
Southwark +30 3 £275 -52.17%
Kensington and Chelsea - 2 £300 -
Active Directory
London

For the 6 months to 2 April 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.

1 211 (72.01%) Windows
2 156 (53.24%) Microsoft
3 121 (41.30%) Office 365
4 95 (32.42%) Azure
5 88 (30.03%) Windows 10
6 79 (26.96%) Windows Server
7 65 (22.18%) Windows 7
8 63 (21.50%) VMware
9 62 (21.16%) ITIL
10 59 (20.14%) Finance
11 54 (18.43%) SCCM
12 50 (17.06%) PowerShell
12 50 (17.06%) Microsoft Office
13 49 (16.72%) DNS
14 44 (15.02%) Citrix
15 43 (14.68%) VMware Infrastructure
16 42 (14.33%) SQL
17 40 (13.65%) SharePoint
17 40 (13.65%) Migration
18 38 (12.97%) Azure Active Directory
19 36 (12.29%) Problem-Solving
19 36 (12.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 34 (11.60%) DHCP
21 33 (11.26%) LAN
21 33 (11.26%) Banking
22 32 (10.92%) WAN
22 32 (10.92%) Windows Server 2008
23 30 (10.24%) Cisco
24 28 (9.56%) Linux
25 26 (8.87%) 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 40 (13.65%) SharePoint
2 25 (8.53%) MS Exchange
3 15 (5.12%) Skype for Business
4 11 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (2.73%) IIS
6 6 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (1.02%) Apache
8 3 (1.02%) Confluence
8 3 (1.02%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.68%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.34%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.34%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 50 (17.06%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.34%) Houdini
4 1 (0.34%) Maya
4 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.68%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 121 (41.30%) Office 365
2 95 (32.42%) Azure
3 38 (12.97%) Azure Active Directory
4 18 (6.14%) AWS
5 16 (5.46%) IaaS
6 15 (5.12%) OneDrive
6 15 (5.12%) PaaS
7 10 (3.41%) SaaS
8 9 (3.07%) Power Platform
9 8 (2.73%) PowerApps
10 6 (2.05%) G Suite
11 5 (1.71%) Azure Data Factory
11 5 (1.71%) Mimecast
12 4 (1.37%) Azure Functions
12 4 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (1.37%) Data Lake Analytics
12 4 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
12 4 (1.37%) GCP
12 4 (1.37%) Serverless
12 4 (1.37%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 49 (16.72%) DNS
2 34 (11.60%) DHCP
3 33 (11.26%) LAN
4 32 (10.92%) WAN
5 26 (8.87%) Firewall
6 23 (7.85%) VPN
7 18 (6.14%) TCP/IP
8 15 (5.12%) Skype
8 15 (5.12%) VoIP
9 12 (4.10%) NAS
9 12 (4.10%) NetScaler
9 12 (4.10%) SAN
10 11 (3.75%) MPLS
11 10 (3.41%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (3.07%) Internet
12 9 (3.07%) Wireless
13 6 (2.05%) Network Security
14 5 (1.71%) Cisco IOS
15 4 (1.37%) IP Telephony
15 4 (1.37%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.85%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.39%) Azure SQL Database
2 7 (2.39%) Power BI
2 7 (2.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (2.05%) MySQL
3 6 (2.05%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (1.71%) Data Lake
5 4 (1.37%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (1.02%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.68%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.34%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.34%) Big Data
8 1 (0.34%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.34%) Redis
8 1 (0.34%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 5 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.37%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.02%) JIRA
3 3 (1.02%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.68%) Hudson
4 2 (0.68%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.68%) Maven
4 2 (0.68%) MSI
4 2 (0.68%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.34%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.34%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.34%) GitLab
5 1 (0.34%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.34%) Moq
5 1 (0.34%) MSTest
5 1 (0.34%) NUnit
5 1 (0.34%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.34%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.34%) WiX
General
1 59 (20.14%) Finance
2 33 (11.26%) Banking
3 21 (7.17%) Public Sector
4 11 (3.75%) Law
5 9 (3.07%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.05%) Legal
7 4 (1.37%) Back Office
8 3 (1.02%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.02%) International Banking
8 3 (1.02%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.02%) Marketing
9 2 (0.68%) Advertising
9 2 (0.68%) Mandarin Language
9 2 (0.68%) Publishing
9 2 (0.68%) Retail
10 1 (0.34%) Electronics
10 1 (0.34%) French Language
10 1 (0.34%) German Language
10 1 (0.34%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 60 (20.48%) Analyst
2 47 (16.04%) Support Engineer
3 37 (12.63%) Desktop Support
4 25 (8.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 24 (8.19%) 2nd Line Support
5 24 (8.19%) Desktop Engineer
5 24 (8.19%) Service Analyst
6 23 (7.85%) Support Analyst
7 20 (6.83%) Consultant
8 19 (6.48%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 19 (6.48%) IT Analyst
8 19 (6.48%) IT Support
8 19 (6.48%) Service Desk Analyst
9 17 (5.80%) Developer
9 17 (5.80%) Windows Engineer
10 16 (5.46%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 15 (5.12%) Active Directory Engineer
11 15 (5.12%) Architect
12 14 (4.78%) IT Engineer
13 12 (4.10%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.78%) .NET
1 14 (4.78%) LDAP
2 8 (2.73%) Web Services
3 6 (2.05%) OAuth
4 5 (1.71%) YAML
5 4 (1.37%) HTML
5 4 (1.37%) OpenID
5 4 (1.37%) SailPoint
5 4 (1.37%) X-Windows
6 3 (1.02%) Ajax
6 3 (1.02%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.02%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.02%) LAMP
6 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Graph
6 3 (1.02%) SOAP
6 3 (1.02%) XML
7 2 (0.68%) OAuth2
7 2 (0.68%) REST
7 2 (0.68%) RESTful
7 2 (0.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.80%) Blackberry
1 17 (5.80%) Data Centre
2 16 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.12%) Video Conferencing
4 9 (3.07%) iPhone
5 8 (2.73%) NHS
5 8 (2.73%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.05%) iPad
7 5 (1.71%) PKI
7 5 (1.71%) User Experience
8 4 (1.37%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.37%) Mobile Computing
9 3 (1.02%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.68%) BYOD
10 2 (0.68%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.68%) SWIFT
10 2 (0.68%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.34%) Clustering
11 1 (0.34%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 211 (72.01%) Windows
2 88 (30.03%) Windows 10
3 79 (26.96%) Windows Server
4 65 (22.18%) Windows 7
5 32 (10.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (9.56%) Linux
7 25 (8.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (7.51%) Windows Server 2016
9 19 (6.48%) Unix
10 18 (6.14%) Android
11 15 (5.12%) Apple iOS
12 13 (4.44%) Mac OS
13 9 (3.07%) Mac OS X
14 5 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (1.71%) Windows XP
15 3 (1.02%) Solaris
15 3 (1.02%) Windows Server 2019
16 2 (0.68%) CentOS
16 2 (0.68%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (21.16%) ITIL
2 40 (13.65%) Migration
3 36 (12.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 36 (12.29%) Problem-Solving
4 22 (7.51%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (6.83%) DevOps
6 16 (5.46%) Break/Fix
6 16 (5.46%) Identity Access Management
7 14 (4.78%) Incident Management
8 13 (4.44%) Change Management
8 13 (4.44%) Identity Management
9 12 (4.10%) Time Management
10 11 (3.75%) ITSM
10 11 (3.75%) Privileged Access Management
11 10 (3.41%) Service Management
12 9 (3.07%) Change Control
12 9 (3.07%) Disaster Recovery
13 8 (2.73%) Analytics
13 8 (2.73%) SIEM
13 8 (2.73%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (17.06%) PowerShell
2 42 (14.33%) SQL
3 15 (5.12%) C#
4 8 (2.73%) Java
5 6 (2.05%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.37%) PHP
6 4 (1.37%) VB
7 3 (1.02%) Python
7 3 (1.02%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.02%) VBScript
8 2 (0.68%) C
8 2 (0.68%) XPath
9 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.34%) Perl
9 1 (0.34%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (3.41%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (3.41%) Security Cleared
2 9 (3.07%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.73%) Degree
4 7 (2.39%) CISSP
5 6 (2.05%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (1.71%) MCSA
6 5 (1.71%) MCSE
7 3 (1.02%) BC Cleared
7 3 (1.02%) DBS Check
7 3 (1.02%) MCP
8 2 (0.68%) CCNA
8 2 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.68%) PMP
9 1 (0.34%) CCA
9 1 (0.34%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (0.34%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.44%) SLA
2 4 (1.37%) Cyber Essentials
2 4 (1.37%) GDPR
2 4 (1.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 4 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 2 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.34%) NIST
4 1 (0.34%) QA
System Software
1 43 (14.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (8.19%) VMware ESXi
3 20 (6.83%) XenApp
4 15 (5.12%) XenDesktop
5 14 (4.78%) Hyper-V
6 12 (4.10%) vSphere
7 8 (2.73%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (1.71%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.68%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 2 (0.68%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 2 (0.68%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.68%) Docker
10 2 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.34%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.34%) UAG
11 1 (0.34%) Xen
Systems Management
1 54 (18.43%) SCCM
2 15 (5.12%) Single Sign-On
3 14 (4.78%) SCOM
4 10 (3.41%) Ansible
4 10 (3.41%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (2.73%) Kubernetes
6 6 (2.05%) AirWatch
6 6 (2.05%) XenMobile
7 4 (1.37%) Jamf Pro
7 4 (1.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 4 (1.37%) WSUS
8 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.68%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.68%) DatAdvantage
9 2 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.68%) MIIS
9 2 (0.68%) NetVault Backup
9 2 (0.68%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.68%) Terraform
10 1 (0.34%) Nessus
Vendors
1 156 (53.24%) Microsoft
2 63 (21.50%) VMware
3 44 (15.02%) Citrix
4 30 (10.24%) Cisco
5 15 (5.12%) Apple
6 12 (4.10%) ServiceNow
7 11 (3.75%) Ivanti
7 11 (3.75%) Symantec
8 10 (3.41%) HP
9 8 (2.73%) Meraki
10 7 (2.39%) Bloomberg
10 7 (2.39%) McAfee
11 6 (2.05%) Google
11 6 (2.05%) Oracle
12 5 (1.71%) CyberArk
12 5 (1.71%) Dell
12 5 (1.71%) NetApp
13 4 (1.37%) Altiris
13 4 (1.37%) F5
13 4 (1.37%) Polycom