Period
to 14 June 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 14 June 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
14 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 40 35 25
Rank change year-on-year -5 -10 +23
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 138 154 437
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 4.67% 5.39% 6.83%
As % of the System Software category 31.29% 36.93% 37.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 112 328
10th Percentile £195 £133 £152
25th Percentile £375 £197 £190
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £419 £405
Median % change year-on-year +13.43% +3.40% +1.25%
75th Percentile £529 £520 £513
90th Percentile £574 £550 £577
Central London median daily rate £475 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +18.75% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 16
Median hourly rate £23.00 £13.08 £19.63
Median % change year-on-year +75.91% -33.38% +3.29%
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £13.26 £19.00
% change year-on-year +50.86% -30.22% -1.30%

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 441 417 1,180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.91% 14.59% 18.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 334 911
10th Percentile £363 £217 £200
25th Percentile £450 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
75th Percentile £625 £600 £588
90th Percentile £712 £650 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 19
Median hourly rate £23.00 £13.08 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +75.91% -37.74% +5.00%
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £13.26 £21.00
% change year-on-year +50.86% -36.87% +5.00%

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 14 June 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 14 June 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 - 1 £385 -
Active Directory
Central London

For the 6 months to 14 June 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 85 (61.59%) Microsoft
2 84 (60.87%) Windows
3 83 (60.14%) Azure
4 59 (42.75%) PowerShell
5 51 (36.96%) Finance
6 48 (34.78%) Microsoft 365
7 45 (32.61%) Azure Active Directory
8 43 (31.16%) VMware
8 43 (31.16%) SharePoint
8 43 (31.16%) Social Skills
9 39 (28.26%) DNS
10 37 (26.81%) Windows Server
11 36 (26.09%) SQL Server
12 35 (25.36%) DevOps
13 34 (24.64%) Agile Software Development
14 31 (22.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 30 (21.74%) Continuous Improvement
16 29 (21.01%) Octopus Deploy
16 29 (21.01%) QA
17 28 (20.29%) Power BI
17 28 (20.29%) VMware Infrastructure
17 28 (20.29%) Power Platform
18 27 (19.57%) Continuous Integration
18 27 (19.57%) .NET
18 27 (19.57%) C#
18 27 (19.57%) JavaScript
19 26 (18.84%) ASP.NET
19 26 (18.84%) Business Intelligence
19 26 (18.84%) TDD
19 26 (18.84%) Software Engineering

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 (31.16%) SharePoint
2 17 (12.32%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.90%) Confluence
5 2 (1.45%) IIS
5 2 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.45%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.72%) Apache
6 1 (0.72%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.72%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (7.97%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 83 (60.14%) Azure
2 48 (34.78%) Microsoft 365
3 45 (32.61%) Azure Active Directory
4 28 (20.29%) Power Platform
5 9 (6.52%) IaaS
6 7 (5.07%) AWS
7 6 (4.35%) GCP
7 6 (4.35%) PaaS
8 5 (3.62%) OneDrive
9 4 (2.90%) GitHub
9 4 (2.90%) Mimecast
10 2 (1.45%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 2 (1.45%) Azure Sentinel
10 2 (1.45%) SaaS
10 2 (1.45%) ShareGate
11 1 (0.72%) Google Workspace
11 1 (0.72%) Serverless
11 1 (0.72%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 39 (28.26%) DNS
2 17 (12.32%) DHCP
3 14 (10.14%) Firewall
4 10 (7.25%) SAN
4 10 (7.25%) TCP/IP
5 8 (5.80%) Internet
6 7 (5.07%) VPN
7 6 (4.35%) MPLS
8 5 (3.62%) Kerberos
9 4 (2.90%) HTTP
9 4 (2.90%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (2.90%) VSAN
10 3 (2.17%) FTP
10 3 (2.17%) NAS
10 3 (2.17%) Network Security
10 3 (2.17%) VLAN
10 3 (2.17%) VoIP
11 2 (1.45%) Ethernet
11 2 (1.45%) IP Telephony
11 2 (1.45%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 28 (20.29%) Power BI
3 3 (2.17%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.45%) MySQL
4 2 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.72%) DB2
5 1 (0.72%) DB2 UDB
5 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.72%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2017
5 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2019
5 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 29 (21.01%) Octopus Deploy
2 6 (4.35%) JIRA
3 4 (2.90%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.90%) Subversion
3 4 (2.90%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.72%) Ant
4 1 (0.72%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.72%) Hudson
4 1 (0.72%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.72%) JUnit
4 1 (0.72%) PyUnit
4 1 (0.72%) Selenium
4 1 (0.72%) Serena SBM
4 1 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.72%) Visual Studio
General
1 51 (36.96%) Finance
2 43 (31.16%) Social Skills
3 11 (7.97%) Banking
3 11 (7.97%) Law
4 8 (5.80%) Legal
5 5 (3.62%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.45%) International Banking
7 2 (1.45%) Marketing
7 2 (1.45%) Presentation Skills
8 1 (0.72%) Back Office
8 1 (0.72%) Billing
8 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.72%) Organisational Skills
8 1 (0.72%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (15.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (15.22%) Analyst
2 21 (15.22%) Technical Leader
3 11 (7.97%) Architect
3 11 (7.97%) Azure Engineer
4 10 (7.25%) Administrator
4 10 (7.25%) Consultant
5 9 (6.52%) Cloud Engineer
5 9 (6.52%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (5.80%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (5.80%) Security Engineer
7 7 (5.07%) Infrastructure Architect
7 7 (5.07%) IT Analyst
7 7 (5.07%) Support Engineer
7 7 (5.07%) Windows Engineer
8 6 (4.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 6 (4.35%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
8 6 (4.35%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
8 6 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (3.62%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (19.57%) .NET
2 26 (18.84%) AngularJS
2 26 (18.84%) ASP.NET
2 26 (18.84%) ASP.NET Core
2 26 (18.84%) React
3 8 (5.80%) LDAP
4 2 (1.45%) COM
4 2 (1.45%) REST
4 2 (1.45%) Web Services
5 1 (0.72%) HTML
5 1 (0.72%) JSP
5 1 (0.72%) OAuth
5 1 (0.72%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.72%) SAML
5 1 (0.72%) Servlets
5 1 (0.72%) SOAP
5 1 (0.72%) Spring
5 1 (0.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (18.84%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (5.80%) Replication
3 5 (3.62%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (3.62%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.90%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (2.90%) Virtual Team
5 3 (2.17%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.17%) Clustering
5 3 (2.17%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.45%) BYOD
6 2 (1.45%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.45%) iPad
6 2 (1.45%) iPhone
6 2 (1.45%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.72%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.72%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.72%) Oculus Rift
7 1 (0.72%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 84 (60.87%) Windows
2 37 (26.81%) Windows Server
3 20 (14.49%) Windows 10
4 16 (11.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (10.87%) Windows Server 2016
6 10 (7.25%) Linux
7 9 (6.52%) Windows Server 2019
8 8 (5.80%) Unix
9 7 (5.07%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (4.35%) Android
11 5 (3.62%) Windows 7
12 4 (2.90%) Apple iOS
13 3 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (2.17%) Solaris
14 2 (1.45%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.72%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.72%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (25.36%) DevOps
2 34 (24.64%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (22.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 30 (21.74%) Continuous Improvement
5 27 (19.57%) Continuous Integration
6 26 (18.84%) Analytics
6 26 (18.84%) Business Intelligence
6 26 (18.84%) Mentoring
6 26 (18.84%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 26 (18.84%) Software Engineering
6 26 (18.84%) TDD
7 22 (15.94%) Information Security
7 22 (15.94%) Migration
8 21 (15.22%) ITIL
9 14 (10.14%) Problem-Solving
9 14 (10.14%) Project Delivery
10 13 (9.42%) Competitor Analysis
10 13 (9.42%) Project Roadmap
11 12 (8.70%) Mobile Device Management
12 10 (7.25%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 59 (42.75%) PowerShell
2 27 (19.57%) C#
2 27 (19.57%) JavaScript
3 26 (18.84%) TypeScript
4 8 (5.80%) SQL
5 7 (5.07%) Python
6 4 (2.90%) Perl
7 3 (2.17%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.17%) VBScript
8 2 (1.45%) C
8 2 (1.45%) Java
8 2 (1.45%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.45%) VB
9 1 (0.72%) BeanShell
9 1 (0.72%) Bourne shell
9 1 (0.72%) Korn
9 1 (0.72%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (10.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (8.70%) MCSE
3 6 (4.35%) CISSP
4 5 (3.62%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.62%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.90%) CCNA
5 4 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.90%) MCSA
6 3 (2.17%) Degree
6 3 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.45%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (1.45%) GIAC
8 1 (0.72%) CCENT
8 1 (0.72%) CISA
8 1 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.72%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.72%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.72%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.72%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (0.72%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (21.01%) QA
2 9 (6.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.90%) SLA
4 3 (2.17%) COBIT
4 3 (2.17%) NIST
5 2 (1.45%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (1.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (1.45%) GDPR
5 2 (1.45%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.72%) PMO
System Software
1 28 (20.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (7.97%) vSphere
3 10 (7.25%) Hyper-V
4 9 (6.52%) XenApp
5 8 (5.80%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (5.80%) XenDesktop
6 4 (2.90%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (2.17%) NFS
7 3 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.45%) BitLocker
8 2 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.45%) Veritas File System
8 2 (1.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 2 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.72%) RACF
9 1 (0.72%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.72%) vCloud
9 1 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 25 (18.12%) SCCM
2 11 (7.97%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 8 (5.80%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (5.80%) SCOM
4 7 (5.07%) vCenter Server
5 6 (4.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (2.90%) Ansible
6 4 (2.90%) Control-M
6 4 (2.90%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (2.90%) PowerCLI
6 4 (2.90%) QRadar
6 4 (2.90%) Tivoli
7 3 (2.17%) Netcool
7 3 (2.17%) Nexpose
7 3 (2.17%) Red Hat Satellite
7 3 (2.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (2.17%) Terraform
8 2 (1.45%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.45%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 85 (61.59%) Microsoft
2 43 (31.16%) VMware
3 18 (13.04%) Citrix
4 13 (9.42%) Cisco
5 8 (5.80%) EMC
6 7 (5.07%) HP
6 7 (5.07%) ServiceNow
7 6 (4.35%) CyberArk
7 6 (4.35%) IBM
7 6 (4.35%) SolarWinds
8 5 (3.62%) Oracle
8 5 (3.62%) Qualys
8 5 (3.62%) Symantec
9 4 (2.90%) BMC
9 4 (2.90%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.90%) Splunk
10 3 (2.17%) Avaya
10 3 (2.17%) Dell
10 3 (2.17%) NetApp
10 3 (2.17%) Veritas