Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 19 November 2017 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 43 32
Rank change year-on-year -6 -11 -5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 298 331 482
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.24% 4.98% 5.25%
As % of the System Software category 35.77% 46.62% 53.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 248 335
City of London median daily rate £375 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +9.59% +15.87%
10th Percentile £144 £161 £163
90th Percentile £538 £588 £550
Central London median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 16 33
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.58 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.27% -2.25% +12.38%
10th Percentile £10.60 £11.25 £12.64
90th Percentile £27.33 £63.00 £24.55
Central London median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.98
% change year-on-year +9.68% -13.79% +17.90%

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 the City of London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 833 710 906
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.86% 10.67% 9.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 676 556 682
City of London median daily rate £490 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.89% +5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £211 £203 £210
90th Percentile £653 £638 £625
Central London median daily rate £480 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +6.67% +5.88% +17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 22 37
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.82% +8.33% +12.50%
10th Percentile £10.60 £11.25 £12.91
90th Percentile £27.33 £55.00 £32.80
Central London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £17.98
% change year-on-year -10.53% +5.67% +14.16%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Active Directory as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in the City of London

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Active Directory in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in the City of London

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in the City of London over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in the City of London

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in the City of London

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in the City of London over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in the City of London

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
London Bridge +2 1 £250 -60.00%
Active Directory
Central London

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 207 (69.46%) Windows
2 127 (42.62%) Microsoft
3 95 (31.88%) Windows Server
4 87 (29.19%) Office 365
5 71 (23.83%) Finance
6 68 (22.82%) Microsoft Azure
7 65 (21.81%) Citrix
8 64 (21.48%) ITIL
8 64 (21.48%) VMware
9 61 (20.47%) PowerShell
10 57 (19.13%) Windows 7
11 53 (17.79%) Microsoft Office
12 52 (17.45%) Windows 10
13 47 (15.77%) SCCM
14 46 (15.44%) VMware Infrastructure
15 45 (15.10%) DNS
16 44 (14.77%) Windows Server 2012
17 43 (14.43%) MS Exchange
18 42 (14.09%) Migration
19 41 (13.76%) Cisco
20 37 (12.42%) SQL
21 33 (11.07%) Windows Server 2008
22 32 (10.74%) Banking
22 32 (10.74%) DHCP
23 31 (10.40%) LAN
24 30 (10.07%) SQL Server
24 30 (10.07%) Microsoft Certification
25 27 (9.06%) WAN
26 26 (8.72%) Blackberry
27 25 (8.39%) Law

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 43 (14.43%) MS Exchange
2 17 (5.70%) SharePoint
3 14 (4.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (3.69%) Skype for Business
5 7 (2.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (2.01%) IIS
7 5 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.67%) Apache
9 2 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.67%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.34%) Confluence
10 1 (0.34%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.34%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.34%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.34%) SAS
10 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 53 (17.79%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.68%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.67%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.34%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.34%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.34%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 3 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.34%) Eikon
2 1 (0.34%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 87 (29.19%) Office 365
2 68 (22.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (8.05%) Azure Active Directory
4 15 (5.03%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (4.03%) IaaS
6 9 (3.02%) PaaS
7 7 (2.35%) SaaS
8 6 (2.01%) Mimecast
9 3 (1.01%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.34%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.34%) G Suite
10 1 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.34%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.34%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 45 (15.10%) DNS
2 32 (10.74%) DHCP
3 31 (10.40%) LAN
4 27 (9.06%) WAN
5 25 (8.39%) Firewall
6 23 (7.72%) VPN
7 20 (6.71%) SAN
8 17 (5.70%) Internet
9 16 (5.37%) LDAP
9 16 (5.37%) TCP/IP
10 14 (4.70%) HTTP
10 14 (4.70%) NAS
11 11 (3.69%) Kerberos
11 11 (3.69%) VLAN
12 9 (3.02%) Network Security
12 9 (3.02%) Skype
13 8 (2.68%) DMZ
14 7 (2.35%) Intranet
14 7 (2.35%) SMTP
14 7 (2.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (10.07%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.69%) NoSQL
3 6 (2.01%) Hadoop
4 4 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.01%) Blockchain
5 3 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.34%) Bigtable
7 1 (0.34%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (0.34%) MySQL
7 1 (0.34%) Redis
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.34%) Jenkins
1 4 (1.34%) MSI
2 3 (1.01%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.67%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.67%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.67%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.34%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.34%) InstallShield
General
1 71 (23.83%) Finance
2 32 (10.74%) Banking
3 25 (8.39%) Law
4 24 (8.05%) Legal
5 11 (3.69%) Investment Banking
6 10 (3.36%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.68%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.34%) German Language
9 3 (1.01%) Advertising
10 2 (0.67%) French Language
10 2 (0.67%) Retail
11 1 (0.34%) Front Office
11 1 (0.34%) Local Government
11 1 (0.34%) Marketing
11 1 (0.34%) Russian Language
11 1 (0.34%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 49 (16.44%) Analyst
2 37 (12.42%) Desktop Support
3 27 (9.06%) Support Engineer
4 26 (8.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 23 (7.72%) Support Analyst
6 20 (6.71%) Service Analyst
6 20 (6.71%) Service Desk Analyst
7 19 (6.38%) Active Directory Engineer
8 18 (6.04%) Active Directory Support
9 17 (5.70%) 2nd Line Support
10 16 (5.37%) IT Support
11 15 (5.03%) Architect
11 15 (5.03%) Consultant
12 14 (4.70%) Desktop Engineer
12 14 (4.70%) Service Desk Support
13 13 (4.36%) Developer
13 13 (4.36%) Infrastructure Manager
13 13 (4.36%) Windows Engineer
14 12 (4.03%) 3rd Line Support
14 12 (4.03%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.37%) .NET
2 15 (5.03%) REST
3 13 (4.36%) XML
4 12 (4.03%) AngularJS
4 12 (4.03%) ASP.NET Web API
4 12 (4.03%) HTML
4 12 (4.03%) JSON
4 12 (4.03%) Node.js
5 11 (3.69%) RabbitMQ
5 11 (3.69%) SOAP
6 7 (2.35%) OAuth
7 5 (1.68%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.67%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.67%) jQuery
8 2 (0.67%) SAML
8 2 (0.67%) Web Services
9 1 (0.34%) CSS
9 1 (0.34%) LINQ
9 1 (0.34%) Middleware
9 1 (0.34%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.72%) Blackberry
2 24 (8.05%) Data Centre
3 13 (4.36%) BYOD
4 12 (4.03%) iPhone
5 10 (3.36%) Computer Science
5 10 (3.36%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (2.68%) PKI
6 8 (2.68%) Private Cloud
7 7 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (2.35%) Hedge funds
8 6 (2.01%) iPad
8 6 (2.01%) Microsoft Licensing
9 5 (1.68%) Smartphone
10 4 (1.34%) Clustering
10 4 (1.34%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.34%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.34%) User Experience
10 4 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (1.01%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 207 (69.46%) Windows
2 95 (31.88%) Windows Server
3 57 (19.13%) Windows 7
4 52 (17.45%) Windows 10
5 44 (14.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (11.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (6.38%) Linux
8 17 (5.70%) Unix
9 14 (4.70%) Android
10 11 (3.69%) Windows 8
11 7 (2.35%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (2.01%) Apple iOS
12 6 (2.01%) Mac OS
13 4 (1.34%) Mac OS X
13 4 (1.34%) Solaris
14 3 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (1.01%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (1.01%) Windows XP
14 3 (1.01%) zOS
15 2 (0.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (21.48%) ITIL
2 42 (14.09%) Migration
3 19 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (6.04%) Document Management
5 16 (5.37%) Incident Management
5 16 (5.37%) Service Management
6 15 (5.03%) Disaster Recovery
7 14 (4.70%) Capacity Planning
7 14 (4.70%) Change Control
7 14 (4.70%) Mobile Device Management
8 13 (4.36%) Cybersecurity
8 13 (4.36%) Problem Management
9 12 (4.03%) API Development
9 12 (4.03%) API Integration
9 12 (4.03%) High Availability
9 12 (4.03%) Service Delivery
9 12 (4.03%) TDD
10 11 (3.69%) Agile Testing
10 11 (3.69%) Project Management
10 11 (3.69%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 61 (20.47%) PowerShell
2 37 (12.42%) SQL
3 19 (6.38%) C#
4 13 (4.36%) Java
4 13 (4.36%) JavaScript
5 6 (2.01%) VB
5 6 (2.01%) VBScript
6 3 (1.01%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.01%) Python
6 3 (1.01%) Ruby
7 2 (0.67%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.34%) C
8 1 (0.34%) Go
8 1 (0.34%) Korn
8 1 (0.34%) PHP
8 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 30 (10.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (7.72%) MCSE
3 16 (5.37%) Degree
4 13 (4.36%) Security Cleared
5 9 (3.02%) DV Cleared
5 9 (3.02%) MCP
5 9 (3.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (2.68%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (2.35%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (2.01%) CCNA
8 6 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (2.01%) CISSP
8 6 (2.01%) MCSA
9 4 (1.34%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 4 (1.34%) PMI Certification
9 4 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (1.34%) SC Cleared
10 3 (1.01%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.67%) CCA
11 2 (0.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.70%) SLA
2 6 (2.01%) GDPR
2 6 (2.01%) QA
3 2 (0.67%) MiFID
4 1 (0.34%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.34%) GAMP
4 1 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.34%) PMO
4 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 46 (15.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (7.72%) Hyper-V
3 21 (7.05%) XenApp
4 17 (5.70%) vSphere
5 14 (4.70%) Microsoft App-V
6 12 (4.03%) XenDesktop
7 6 (2.01%) DFS Replication
8 5 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.34%) VMware NSX
10 3 (1.01%) BitLocker
10 3 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (1.01%) XenServer
11 2 (0.67%) iptables
11 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.67%) Xen
12 1 (0.34%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 1 (0.34%) Docker
12 1 (0.34%) UAG
12 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 47 (15.77%) SCCM
2 12 (4.03%) Backup Exec
2 12 (4.03%) vCenter Server
3 11 (3.69%) NetBackup
4 9 (3.02%) Microsoft Intune
4 9 (3.02%) SCOM
5 7 (2.35%) vRealize
6 5 (1.68%) Ansible
6 5 (1.68%) WSUS
7 4 (1.34%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (1.34%) PowerCLI
7 4 (1.34%) XenMobile
8 2 (0.67%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.67%) CA Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.67%) Jamf Pro
8 2 (0.67%) Netcool
8 2 (0.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.67%) RSA Archer
8 2 (0.67%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 127 (42.62%) Microsoft
2 65 (21.81%) Citrix
3 64 (21.48%) VMware
4 41 (13.76%) Cisco
5 20 (6.71%) HP
6 19 (6.38%) CheckPoint
7 16 (5.37%) Veeam
8 14 (4.70%) Dell
8 14 (4.70%) EMC
9 13 (4.36%) NetApp
10 11 (3.69%) Apigee
10 11 (3.69%) Bloomberg
11 10 (3.36%) ServiceNow
12 9 (3.02%) AppSense
12 9 (3.02%) Oracle
12 9 (3.02%) Remedy
12 9 (3.02%) Reuters
13 8 (2.68%) Apple
13 8 (2.68%) LANDesk
14 7 (2.35%) Sophos