Period
to 8 August 2020

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 8 August 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 37 26 40
Rank change year-on-year -11 +14 +13
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 117 451 366
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 5.25% 6.94% 5.26%
As % of the System Software category 34.31% 39.08% 33.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 339 278
Median daily rate £473 £440 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.39% +17.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £187 £152 £123
90th Percentile £550 £575 £575
Central London median daily rate £450 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 21 36
Median hourly rate £13.08 £21.00 £19.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.74% +9.80% -10.00%
10th Percentile £12.42 £12.76 £13.27
90th Percentile £14.00 £26.00 £23.50
Central London median hourly rate £13.26 £21.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year -36.87% +9.09% +2.15%

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 341 1,154 1,104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 15.31% 17.76% 15.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 907 882
Median daily rate £500 £515 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.91% +3.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £258 £213 £200
90th Percentile £645 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £505
% change year-on-year -4.76% +3.96% +8.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 23 39
Median hourly rate £13.44 £21.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.00% +9.09% -9.41%
10th Percentile £12.42 £13.53 £13.30
90th Percentile £36.30 £46.00 £25.10
Median hourly rate £15.25 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -27.38% +5.00% +5.26%

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 8 August 2020.

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

For the 6 months to 8 August 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 City of London region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 76 (64.96%) Windows
2 66 (56.41%) Microsoft
3 44 (37.61%) Azure
4 35 (29.91%) VMware
5 29 (24.79%) Finance
5 29 (24.79%) Windows Server
6 28 (23.93%) Windows 10
7 27 (23.08%) Office 365
8 26 (22.22%) Linux
8 26 (22.22%) ITIL
9 23 (19.66%) VMware Infrastructure
10 22 (18.80%) PowerShell
10 22 (18.80%) Banking
11 21 (17.95%) SCCM
12 19 (16.24%) Citrix
12 19 (16.24%) Unix
13 18 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
13 18 (15.38%) Migration
14 17 (14.53%) Azure Active Directory
15 16 (13.68%) Windows 7
16 15 (12.82%) SQL Server
17 14 (11.97%) LDAP
17 14 (11.97%) Problem-Solving
18 13 (11.11%) DNS
19 12 (10.26%) Cisco
19 12 (10.26%) SQL
19 12 (10.26%) Oracle
19 12 (10.26%) Public Sector
19 12 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
19 12 (10.26%) Windows Server 2012

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 10 (8.55%) SharePoint
2 7 (5.98%) MS Exchange
3 6 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (5.13%) Skype for Business
4 4 (3.42%) Apache
5 3 (2.56%) Confluence
6 2 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.71%) IIS
7 1 (0.85%) CMS
7 1 (0.85%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.85%) nginx
7 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 18 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.71%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.85%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 44 (37.61%) Azure
2 27 (23.08%) Office 365
3 17 (14.53%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (7.69%) AWS
5 8 (6.84%) IaaS
6 7 (5.98%) SaaS
7 6 (5.13%) PaaS
8 5 (4.27%) GCP
9 4 (3.42%) GitHub
10 3 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (2.56%) Power Platform
11 2 (1.71%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.85%) NuGet
12 1 (0.85%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.11%) DNS
2 8 (6.84%) DHCP
2 8 (6.84%) Internet
2 8 (6.84%) TCP/IP
3 6 (5.13%) Kerberos
3 6 (5.13%) SAN
3 6 (5.13%) Skype
4 5 (4.27%) Firewall
5 4 (3.42%) Intranet
5 4 (3.42%) NetScaler
5 4 (3.42%) WAN
6 3 (2.56%) LAN
6 3 (2.56%) MPLS
6 3 (2.56%) Network Security
7 2 (1.71%) IP Telephony
7 2 (1.71%) NAS
7 2 (1.71%) VLAN
7 2 (1.71%) VoIP
7 2 (1.71%) VPN
7 2 (1.71%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.82%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.13%) MySQL
3 4 (3.42%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (2.56%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (2.56%) Power BI
4 3 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.85%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.85%) OLAP
6 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.85%) QlikView
6 1 (0.85%) Spotfire
6 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.85%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 4 (3.42%) Subversion
2 3 (2.56%) JIRA
3 2 (1.71%) AdminStudio
3 2 (1.71%) MSI
3 2 (1.71%) TeamCity
3 2 (1.71%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.85%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.85%) FishEye
4 1 (0.85%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.85%) Serena SBM
4 1 (0.85%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.85%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 29 (24.79%) Finance
2 22 (18.80%) Banking
3 12 (10.26%) Public Sector
4 8 (6.84%) Investment Banking
5 7 (5.98%) Telecoms
6 5 (4.27%) International Banking
7 4 (3.42%) Marketing
8 3 (2.56%) Electronics
8 3 (2.56%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.71%) Retail
10 1 (0.85%) Advertising
10 1 (0.85%) Back Office
10 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.85%) French Language
10 1 (0.85%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.85%) Law
10 1 (0.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (18.80%) Analyst
2 12 (10.26%) Consultant
3 10 (8.55%) Architect
3 10 (8.55%) Support Engineer
4 9 (7.69%) Service Analyst
4 9 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 8 (6.84%) Desktop Support
6 7 (5.98%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (5.98%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (5.13%) IT Analyst
7 6 (5.13%) IT Support
8 5 (4.27%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 5 (4.27%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (4.27%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (4.27%) Developer
8 5 (4.27%) IAM Consultant
9 4 (3.42%) Desktop Analyst
9 4 (3.42%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 4 (3.42%) Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.97%) LDAP
2 5 (4.27%) SailPoint
2 5 (4.27%) Web Services
3 4 (3.42%) .NET
3 4 (3.42%) LAMP
4 3 (2.56%) HTML
4 3 (2.56%) Node.js
5 2 (1.71%) Vue.js
6 1 (0.85%) .NET Core
6 1 (0.85%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.85%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.85%) CSS3
6 1 (0.85%) Dapper ORM
6 1 (0.85%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (0.85%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (0.85%) Middleware
6 1 (0.85%) RxJS
6 1 (0.85%) SAML
6 1 (0.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.40%) Data Centre
2 10 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.55%) Blackberry
2 10 (8.55%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (8.55%) Management Information System
3 7 (5.98%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (4.27%) NHS
5 4 (3.42%) BYOD
5 4 (3.42%) Replication
6 3 (2.56%) Clustering
7 2 (1.71%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.71%) iPad
7 2 (1.71%) iPhone
7 2 (1.71%) iSeries
7 2 (1.71%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.71%) PKI
7 2 (1.71%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.71%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.71%) User Experience
8 1 (0.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 76 (64.96%) Windows
2 29 (24.79%) Windows Server
3 28 (23.93%) Windows 10
4 26 (22.22%) Linux
5 19 (16.24%) Unix
6 16 (13.68%) Windows 7
7 12 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (10.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (9.40%) Windows Server 2016
9 6 (5.13%) Windows Server 2019
10 4 (3.42%) Android
10 4 (3.42%) Apple iOS
11 3 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.85%) AIX
12 1 (0.85%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.85%) Solaris
12 1 (0.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (22.22%) ITIL
2 18 (15.38%) Migration
3 14 (11.97%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (9.40%) Identity Access Management
4 11 (9.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 11 (9.40%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (8.55%) Change Management
5 10 (8.55%) Cybersecurity
5 10 (8.55%) DevOps
5 10 (8.55%) Identity Management
6 9 (7.69%) Information Security
6 9 (7.69%) Project Management
7 8 (6.84%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (6.84%) Incident Management
7 8 (6.84%) ITSM
8 7 (5.98%) Configuration Management
8 7 (5.98%) High Availability
9 6 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (5.13%) Problem Management
9 6 (5.13%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 22 (18.80%) PowerShell
2 12 (10.26%) SQL
3 7 (5.98%) Java
3 7 (5.98%) VB
4 6 (5.13%) C#
4 6 (5.13%) VBScript
5 5 (4.27%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.56%) PHP
6 3 (2.56%) Python
7 2 (1.71%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.85%) Groovy
8 1 (0.85%) Lisp
8 1 (0.85%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (4.27%) CISSP
1 5 (4.27%) Degree
2 3 (2.56%) CISA
2 3 (2.56%) CISM
2 3 (2.56%) CREST Certified
2 3 (2.56%) GIAC
2 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.71%) DBS Check
3 2 (1.71%) MCSA
3 2 (1.71%) MCSE
4 1 (0.85%) CCIE
4 1 (0.85%) CCNP
4 1 (0.85%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (0.85%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (0.85%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.85%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.42%) QA
2 3 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.71%) GDPR
3 2 (1.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.71%) SLA
4 1 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.85%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.85%) NCSC
System Software
1 23 (19.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (5.98%) XenApp
4 5 (4.27%) XenDesktop
5 4 (3.42%) Docker
6 3 (2.56%) BitLocker
6 3 (2.56%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (2.56%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (2.56%) vSphere
7 2 (1.71%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.71%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.71%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 21 (17.95%) SCCM
2 7 (5.98%) SCOM
3 5 (4.27%) Ansible
3 5 (4.27%) Kubernetes
4 4 (3.42%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (3.42%) Puppet
4 4 (3.42%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (2.56%) EnCase
5 3 (2.56%) FTK
5 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (2.56%) Nagios
5 3 (2.56%) Terraform
6 2 (1.71%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (1.71%) WSUS
7 1 (0.85%) Control-M
7 1 (0.85%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.85%) Netcool
7 1 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 66 (56.41%) Microsoft
2 35 (29.91%) VMware
3 19 (16.24%) Citrix
4 12 (10.26%) Cisco
4 12 (10.26%) Oracle
5 10 (8.55%) HP
5 10 (8.55%) ServiceNow
6 7 (5.98%) CyberArk
7 6 (5.13%) Apple
8 5 (4.27%) Bloomberg
9 4 (3.42%) CA
9 4 (3.42%) Ivanti
9 4 (3.42%) NetApp
9 4 (3.42%) SAP
9 4 (3.42%) SolarWinds
10 3 (2.56%) Qualys
10 3 (2.56%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.56%) SaltStack
10 3 (2.56%) Splunk
10 3 (2.56%) Sybase