Period
to 22 September 2021

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 22 September 2021 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
22 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 47 43 28
Rank change year-on-year -4 -15 +11
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 171 84 413
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 4.68% 4.72% 6.70%
As % of the System Software category 33.79% 32.94% 38.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 62 314
10th Percentile £160 £188 £133
25th Percentile £363 £378 £213
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £500 £425
Median % change year-on-year -2.50% +17.65% +17.65%
75th Percentile £550 £538 £513
90th Percentile £580 £575 £579
Central London median daily rate £480 £474 £400
% change year-on-year +1.32% +18.44% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 19
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.97 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +27.99% -14.43% +10.53%
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £17.13 £21.00
% change year-on-year +25.55% -18.45% +9.09%

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 506 255 1,082
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.84% 14.34% 17.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 205 874
10th Percentile £363 £310 £229
25th Percentile £450 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £516
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -3.15% +3.25%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £600
90th Percentile £713 £637 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £515 £525
% change year-on-year +6.80% -1.90% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 22
Median hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +2.22% +7.14% +9.09%
Central London median hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +21.05% -9.52% +7.01%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Active Directory as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Active Directory in the City of London

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Active Directory in the City of London over the 6 months to 22 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Active Directory in the City of London

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend 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 22 September 2021. 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 £303 -
Active Directory
Central London

For the 6 months to 22 September 2021, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 111 (64.91%) Windows
2 100 (58.48%) Azure
3 95 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 85 (49.71%) Microsoft 365
5 63 (36.84%) Finance
6 59 (34.50%) VMware
7 43 (25.15%) Windows Server
8 41 (23.98%) Migration
9 40 (23.39%) VMware Infrastructure
10 39 (22.81%) Azure Active Directory
11 38 (22.22%) DNS
12 37 (21.64%) Social Skills
13 36 (21.05%) Citrix
14 35 (20.47%) SCCM
15 34 (19.88%) Windows 10
16 33 (19.30%) PowerShell
16 33 (19.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 30 (17.54%) ITIL
18 28 (16.37%) DevOps
19 27 (15.79%) SharePoint
20 23 (13.45%) Windows Server 2012
21 22 (12.87%) Microsoft Intune
21 22 (12.87%) Information Security
21 22 (12.87%) DHCP
21 22 (12.87%) Cisco
22 21 (12.28%) Problem-Solving
23 19 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
23 19 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
23 19 (11.11%) Windows 7
23 19 (11.11%) Firewall

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 27 (15.79%) SharePoint
2 13 (7.60%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.92%) Confluence
4 3 (1.75%) IIS
5 2 (1.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.58%) Apache
6 1 (0.58%) CMS
6 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.58%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.58%) nginx
6 1 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.58%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 100 (58.48%) Azure
2 85 (49.71%) Microsoft 365
3 39 (22.81%) Azure Active Directory
4 15 (8.77%) AWS
5 13 (7.60%) IaaS
6 11 (6.43%) PaaS
7 9 (5.26%) Mimecast
7 9 (5.26%) SaaS
8 7 (4.09%) Power Platform
9 6 (3.51%) GitHub
9 6 (3.51%) OneDrive
10 5 (2.92%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 5 (2.92%) Serverless
10 5 (2.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (2.34%) GCP
12 3 (1.75%) Azure Storage
12 3 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (1.75%) PowerApps
13 2 (1.17%) Azure App Service
13 2 (1.17%) Azure Service Fabric
Communications & Networking
1 38 (22.22%) DNS
2 22 (12.87%) DHCP
3 19 (11.11%) Firewall
4 16 (9.36%) SAN
5 13 (7.60%) MPLS
6 11 (6.43%) VPN
7 10 (5.85%) TCP/IP
8 7 (4.09%) Internet
8 7 (4.09%) IP Telephony
8 7 (4.09%) Kerberos
9 5 (2.92%) NAS
9 5 (2.92%) NetScaler
10 4 (2.34%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (1.75%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (1.75%) HTTP
11 3 (1.75%) Network Security
11 3 (1.75%) VoIP
11 3 (1.75%) Wireless
12 2 (1.17%) Ethernet
12 2 (1.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.36%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.51%) Power BI
3 4 (2.34%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.75%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (1.17%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (1.17%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.58%) DB2
6 1 (0.58%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (0.58%) MySQL
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.58%) QlikView
6 1 (0.58%) Redis
6 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2019
6 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (4.09%) Git (software)
1 7 (4.09%) JIRA
2 5 (2.92%) Subversion
3 4 (2.34%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (2.34%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.58%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.58%) Ant
4 1 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.58%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.58%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.58%) FishEye
4 1 (0.58%) Gradle
4 1 (0.58%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.58%) MSI
4 1 (0.58%) Selenium
4 1 (0.58%) Serena SBM
4 1 (0.58%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 63 (36.84%) Finance
2 37 (21.64%) Social Skills
3 16 (9.36%) Banking
4 11 (6.43%) Law
5 5 (2.92%) Legal
6 4 (2.34%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.34%) Presentation Skills
7 3 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.75%) International Banking
7 3 (1.75%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.17%) Marketing
8 2 (1.17%) Multimedia
8 2 (1.17%) Organisational Skills
9 1 (0.58%) Billing
9 1 (0.58%) Documentation Skills
9 1 (0.58%) Retail
9 1 (0.58%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (14.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 22 (12.87%) Analyst
3 21 (12.28%) Architect
4 20 (11.70%) Azure Engineer
5 18 (10.53%) Consultant
6 14 (8.19%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
7 13 (7.60%) Security Engineer
8 12 (7.02%) IT Support
8 12 (7.02%) Support Engineer
8 12 (7.02%) Windows Engineer
9 11 (6.43%) Cloud Engineer
10 10 (5.85%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
10 10 (5.85%) Security Consultant
10 10 (5.85%) Security Technical Consultant
10 10 (5.85%) Technical Consultant
10 10 (5.85%) Technical Engineer
10 10 (5.85%) Technical Security Consultant
11 9 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
11 9 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
11 9 (5.26%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.60%) LDAP
2 8 (4.68%) .NET
3 6 (3.51%) React
3 6 (3.51%) SAML
4 5 (2.92%) ASP.NET
5 4 (2.34%) AngularJS
5 4 (2.34%) ASP.NET Core
5 4 (2.34%) OAuth
5 4 (2.34%) REST
6 3 (1.75%) OAuth2
6 3 (1.75%) Web Services
7 2 (1.17%) ARM Templates
7 2 (1.17%) HTML
7 2 (1.17%) SailPoint
7 2 (1.17%) Spring
8 1 (0.58%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.58%) JSON
8 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Graph
8 1 (0.58%) Next.js
8 1 (0.58%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.43%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.68%) Replication
3 8 (4.68%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (4.09%) Fat Client
4 7 (4.09%) Thin Client
5 6 (3.51%) Clustering
6 5 (2.92%) Blackberry
7 4 (2.34%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.75%) Hedge funds
8 3 (1.75%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.17%) Cloud Native
9 2 (1.17%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.17%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.58%) BYOD
10 1 (0.58%) Cyber Defence
10 1 (0.58%) EMC VNX
10 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Licensing
10 1 (0.58%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 111 (64.91%) Windows
2 43 (25.15%) Windows Server
3 34 (19.88%) Windows 10
4 23 (13.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (11.11%) Windows 7
6 16 (9.36%) Windows Server 2016
7 15 (8.77%) Linux
8 12 (7.02%) Windows Server 2019
9 9 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (4.68%) Android
11 7 (4.09%) Unix
12 5 (2.92%) Mac OS X
13 4 (2.34%) Mac OS
13 4 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (2.34%) Solaris
14 3 (1.75%) Apple iOS
15 2 (1.17%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.58%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (23.98%) Migration
2 33 (19.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 30 (17.54%) ITIL
4 28 (16.37%) DevOps
5 22 (12.87%) Information Security
6 21 (12.28%) Problem-Solving
7 19 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
8 18 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (9.94%) Risk Management
10 16 (9.36%) Project Delivery
11 14 (8.19%) PRINCE2
12 13 (7.60%) Change Control
12 13 (7.60%) Continuous Improvement
13 12 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (6.43%) Email Migration
15 10 (5.85%) Disaster Recovery
15 10 (5.85%) High Availability
15 10 (5.85%) Release Management
16 9 (5.26%) Break/Fix
17 8 (4.68%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (19.30%) PowerShell
2 18 (10.53%) SQL
3 7 (4.09%) C#
3 7 (4.09%) Python
4 6 (3.51%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.92%) TypeScript
6 3 (1.75%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.75%) Perl
7 2 (1.17%) C
7 2 (1.17%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.17%) VB
7 2 (1.17%) VBA
7 2 (1.17%) VBScript
8 1 (0.58%) BeanShell
8 1 (0.58%) Bourne shell
8 1 (0.58%) Groovy
8 1 (0.58%) Java
8 1 (0.58%) Korn
8 1 (0.58%) R
8 1 (0.58%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (5.26%) Degree
1 9 (5.26%) MCSE
1 9 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (4.09%) CCNA
2 7 (4.09%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (4.09%) CISSP
3 4 (2.34%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.75%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.17%) AWS Certification
5 2 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.58%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.58%) CCENT
6 1 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.58%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.58%) GCFA
6 1 (0.58%) GCIH
6 1 (0.58%) GIAC
6 1 (0.58%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (5.26%) SLA
3 5 (2.92%) GDPR
4 4 (2.34%) COBIT
4 4 (2.34%) NIST
4 4 (2.34%) QA
5 3 (1.75%) PCI DSS
6 2 (1.17%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (1.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (1.17%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 40 (23.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (8.19%) Hyper-V
3 11 (6.43%) Virtual Desktop
4 10 (5.85%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (5.85%) XenApp
5 9 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (5.26%) XenDesktop
6 8 (4.68%) vSphere
7 6 (3.51%) Docker
8 4 (2.34%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (2.34%) NFS
9 2 (1.17%) BitLocker
9 2 (1.17%) Veritas File System
9 2 (1.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (0.58%) RACF
10 1 (0.58%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 35 (20.47%) SCCM
2 22 (12.87%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (5.85%) Terraform
4 9 (5.26%) Ansible
5 7 (4.09%) Kubernetes
6 6 (3.51%) SCOM
6 6 (3.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 5 (2.92%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (2.92%) vCenter Server
8 4 (2.34%) Control-M
8 4 (2.34%) EMC NetWorker
8 4 (2.34%) Netcool
8 4 (2.34%) Nexpose
8 4 (2.34%) Puppet
8 4 (2.34%) QRadar
8 4 (2.34%) Tivoli
9 3 (1.75%) Jamf Pro
9 3 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (1.75%) Red Hat Satellite
9 3 (1.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 95 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 59 (34.50%) VMware
3 36 (21.05%) Citrix
4 22 (12.87%) Cisco
5 15 (8.77%) ServiceNow
6 10 (5.85%) HP
7 9 (5.26%) EMC
8 7 (4.09%) Apple
8 7 (4.09%) IBM
8 7 (4.09%) SolarWinds
9 5 (2.92%) CyberArk
9 5 (2.92%) Dell
9 5 (2.92%) Nimble Storage
9 5 (2.92%) Okta
9 5 (2.92%) Oracle
9 5 (2.92%) Qualys
9 5 (2.92%) Symantec
10 4 (2.34%) Avaya
10 4 (2.34%) BMC
10 4 (2.34%) CrowdStrike