Period
to 19 January 2018

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 January 2018 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 48 36
Rank change year-on-year -1 -12 -8
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 315 266 334
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.44% 4.27% 4.65%
As % of the System Software category 35.47% 41.50% 47.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 199 238
City of London median daily rate £390 £388 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.65% +1.64% +8.93%
10th Percentile £150 £156 £163
90th Percentile £538 £595 £575
Central London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 15 20
City of London median hourly rate £15.50 £19.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.42% +11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £10.30 £13.10 £11.48
90th Percentile £24.98 £141.25 £24.78
Central London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.58 £17.00
% change year-on-year -11.81% +3.38% +9.68%

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 888 641 699
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.52% 10.29% 9.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 697 497 543
City of London median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +8.97%
10th Percentile £255 £216 £208
90th Percentile £661 £638 £640
Central London median daily rate £486 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +8.06% +5.88% +10.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 22 22
City of London median hourly rate £15.50 £23.88 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.08% +40.44% -1.45%
10th Percentile £10.33 £14.10 £11.58
90th Percentile £26.98 £95.50 £29.50
Central London median hourly rate £15.50 £21.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -28.74% +27.94% +6.25%

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 January 2018.

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 January 2018.

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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.

1 221 (70.16%) Windows
2 124 (39.37%) Microsoft
3 92 (29.21%) Windows Server
4 89 (28.25%) Office 365
5 84 (26.67%) Finance
6 80 (25.40%) Citrix
7 71 (22.54%) Windows 7
8 67 (21.27%) ITIL
8 67 (21.27%) Windows 10
9 66 (20.95%) SCCM
10 65 (20.63%) VMware
11 61 (19.37%) Microsoft Office
12 58 (18.41%) Microsoft Azure
13 57 (18.10%) PowerShell
14 50 (15.87%) Migration
15 47 (14.92%) VMware Infrastructure
15 47 (14.92%) Windows Server 2012
16 44 (13.97%) DNS
17 43 (13.65%) MS Exchange
18 41 (13.02%) SQL
19 39 (12.38%) Cisco
20 37 (11.75%) DHCP
21 36 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
21 36 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
22 35 (11.11%) SQL Server
23 31 (9.84%) Banking
24 28 (8.89%) MCSE
25 27 (8.57%) Hyper-V
26 26 (8.25%) XenApp
27 25 (7.94%) 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 (13.65%) MS Exchange
2 20 (6.35%) SharePoint
3 12 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (3.49%) Skype for Business
5 9 (2.86%) IIS
6 8 (2.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (1.59%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.27%) Apache
8 4 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.95%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.63%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.63%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.32%) Confluence
11 1 (0.32%) Drupal
11 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.32%) SAS
11 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 61 (19.37%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.59%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.95%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 89 (28.25%) Office 365
2 58 (18.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (4.13%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (2.54%) PaaS
6 7 (2.22%) IaaS
6 7 (2.22%) Mimecast
7 4 (1.27%) OneDrive
7 4 (1.27%) SaaS
8 2 (0.63%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.32%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.32%) Route 53
9 1 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 44 (13.97%) DNS
2 37 (11.75%) DHCP
3 24 (7.62%) Firewall
4 22 (6.98%) Internet
4 22 (6.98%) VPN
5 21 (6.67%) LAN
6 19 (6.03%) WAN
7 16 (5.08%) HTTP
7 16 (5.08%) SAN
8 14 (4.44%) TCP/IP
9 13 (4.13%) Network Security
10 12 (3.81%) Kerberos
11 11 (3.49%) Intranet
12 10 (3.17%) SSL
13 9 (2.86%) MPLS
14 8 (2.54%) IP Telephony
15 7 (2.22%) Skype
15 7 (2.22%) SMTP
15 7 (2.22%) VoIP
16 6 (1.90%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.44%) NoSQL
3 7 (2.22%) Hadoop
4 6 (1.90%) Blockchain
4 6 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.63%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.63%) Big Data
7 2 (0.63%) HBase
7 2 (0.63%) MySQL
7 2 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.32%) Power BI
8 1 (0.32%) Redis
8 1 (0.32%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (1.59%) Git (software)
1 5 (1.59%) Jenkins
1 5 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (1.59%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.27%) MSI
2 4 (1.27%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (0.95%) Artifactory
4 2 (0.63%) Fiddler
4 2 (0.63%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.32%) Chocolatey
5 1 (0.32%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.32%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.32%) JUnit
5 1 (0.32%) Maven
5 1 (0.32%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 84 (26.67%) Finance
2 31 (9.84%) Banking
3 25 (7.94%) Law
4 23 (7.30%) Legal
5 10 (3.17%) Financial Institution
6 9 (2.86%) Investment Banking
6 9 (2.86%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.27%) German Language
8 3 (0.95%) Advertising
9 2 (0.63%) Marketing
9 2 (0.63%) Publishing
10 1 (0.32%) Billing
10 1 (0.32%) Front Office
10 1 (0.32%) Local Government
10 1 (0.32%) Retail
10 1 (0.32%) Russian Language
10 1 (0.32%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 49 (15.56%) Analyst
2 41 (13.02%) Desktop Support
3 26 (8.25%) Support Engineer
4 24 (7.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 22 (6.98%) Service Analyst
6 21 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
7 20 (6.35%) Support Analyst
8 19 (6.03%) Consultant
8 19 (6.03%) Developer
9 18 (5.71%) Architect
10 17 (5.40%) 2nd Line Support
10 17 (5.40%) Active Directory Engineer
10 17 (5.40%) Windows Engineer
11 16 (5.08%) Desktop Engineer
11 16 (5.08%) Infrastructure Manager
12 15 (4.76%) Active Directory Support
13 14 (4.44%) Agile Developer
13 14 (4.44%) IT Support
13 14 (4.44%) JavaScript Developer
14 13 (4.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (7.62%) REST
2 20 (6.35%) LDAP
3 19 (6.03%) .NET
4 18 (5.71%) SOAP
5 17 (5.40%) HTML
5 17 (5.40%) JSON
6 15 (4.76%) AngularJS
6 15 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
6 15 (4.76%) XML
7 14 (4.44%) Node.js
7 14 (4.44%) RabbitMQ
8 6 (1.90%) OAuth
8 6 (1.90%) Web Services
9 5 (1.59%) SailPoint
10 4 (1.27%) Middleware
10 4 (1.27%) Software Packaging
11 2 (0.63%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.63%) jQuery
11 2 (0.63%) Kafka
11 2 (0.63%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.62%) Blackberry
2 21 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 15 (4.76%) iPhone
4 14 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.17%) BYOD
5 10 (3.17%) iPad
5 10 (3.17%) PKI
6 9 (2.86%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.86%) Hedge funds
7 8 (2.54%) Management Information System
8 7 (2.22%) Microsoft Licensing
9 6 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.90%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.90%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.59%) Smartphone
11 4 (1.27%) Clustering
11 4 (1.27%) Public Cloud
11 4 (1.27%) User Experience
11 4 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 221 (70.16%) Windows
2 92 (29.21%) Windows Server
3 71 (22.54%) Windows 7
4 67 (21.27%) Windows 10
5 47 (14.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (6.98%) Linux
8 16 (5.08%) Unix
9 15 (4.76%) Windows 8
10 11 (3.49%) Android
11 8 (2.54%) Apple iOS
11 8 (2.54%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (1.90%) zOS
13 5 (1.59%) Mac OS
13 5 (1.59%) Solaris
13 5 (1.59%) Windows XP
14 4 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.95%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.95%) Windows Mobile
15 3 (0.95%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (21.27%) ITIL
2 50 (15.87%) Migration
3 25 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (6.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 19 (6.03%) Change Management
5 19 (6.03%) Document Management
5 19 (6.03%) Service Management
6 17 (5.40%) Incident Management
7 16 (5.08%) Capacity Planning
7 16 (5.08%) Information Security
7 16 (5.08%) Problem Management
8 15 (4.76%) API Integration
9 14 (4.44%) Agile Testing
9 14 (4.44%) API Development
9 14 (4.44%) Change Control
9 14 (4.44%) Cybersecurity
9 14 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (4.44%) TDD
9 14 (4.44%) Test Scripting
9 14 (4.44%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 57 (18.10%) PowerShell
2 41 (13.02%) SQL
3 22 (6.98%) C#
3 22 (6.98%) Java
4 18 (5.71%) JavaScript
5 8 (2.54%) VBScript
6 7 (2.22%) VB
7 4 (1.27%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.27%) BeanShell
8 3 (0.95%) Ruby
9 2 (0.63%) Python
9 2 (0.63%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.32%) C
10 1 (0.32%) Korn
10 1 (0.32%) Perl
10 1 (0.32%) PHP
10 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 36 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (8.89%) MCSE
3 20 (6.35%) Security Cleared
4 16 (5.08%) Degree
5 11 (3.49%) MCP
6 10 (3.17%) SC Cleared
7 9 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (2.54%) CCNA
8 8 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (2.54%) CISSP
8 8 (2.54%) DV Cleared
8 8 (2.54%) MCSA
9 7 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (1.27%) MCITP
10 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 3 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.63%) ISEB
12 2 (0.63%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.76%) SLA
2 6 (1.90%) QA
3 5 (1.59%) GDPR
4 2 (0.63%) MiFID
5 1 (0.32%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.32%) GAMP
5 1 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 47 (14.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (8.57%) Hyper-V
3 26 (8.25%) XenApp
4 18 (5.71%) vSphere
5 17 (5.40%) Microsoft App-V
6 15 (4.76%) XenDesktop
7 7 (2.22%) Virtual Desktop
7 7 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (1.90%) BitLocker
9 5 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (1.27%) XenServer
11 3 (0.95%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.63%) Apache Flume
12 2 (0.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 2 (0.63%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.63%) Docker
12 2 (0.63%) HDFS
12 2 (0.63%) iptables
12 2 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.63%) Xen
Systems Management
1 66 (20.95%) SCCM
2 14 (4.44%) Backup Exec
3 12 (3.81%) NetBackup
4 11 (3.49%) SCOM
5 5 (1.59%) AirWatch
5 5 (1.59%) vRealize
5 5 (1.59%) WSUS
6 4 (1.27%) Ansible
6 4 (1.27%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (1.27%) XenMobile
7 3 (0.95%) HP SIM
7 3 (0.95%) PowerCLI
7 3 (0.95%) Puppet
8 2 (0.63%) Ambari
8 2 (0.63%) Grafana
8 2 (0.63%) Oozie
8 2 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.63%) Terraform
8 2 (0.63%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 124 (39.37%) Microsoft
2 80 (25.40%) Citrix
3 65 (20.63%) VMware
4 39 (12.38%) Cisco
5 21 (6.67%) HP
6 20 (6.35%) Ivanti
7 16 (5.08%) CheckPoint
7 16 (5.08%) Dell
8 15 (4.76%) NetApp
9 14 (4.44%) Apigee
9 14 (4.44%) ServiceNow
9 14 (4.44%) Veeam
10 13 (4.13%) EMC
11 12 (3.81%) Bloomberg
12 11 (3.49%) Oracle
13 10 (3.17%) Remedy
14 9 (2.86%) Symantec
15 8 (2.54%) Reuters
16 7 (2.22%) Qualys
16 7 (2.22%) Sophos