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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
London / City of London
Rank 47 44 31
Rank change year-on-year -3 -13  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 124 142 274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.09% 4.31% 5.43%
As % of the System Software category 41.20% 45.08% 59.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 97 193
Median daily rate £375 £388 £374
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +3.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £173 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -3.12% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 23
Median hourly rate £21.75 £14.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.35% -25.13%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £12.00 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £113.93 £19.35 £24.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  

Active Directory is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 301 315 462
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 9.93% 9.56% 9.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 244 341
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £297 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 23
Median hourly rate £22.34 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.55% +1.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £12.00 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.13 £19.30 £24.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Active Directory as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 192 (73.85%) Windows
2 120 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 84 (32.31%) Windows Server
4 79 (30.38%) Finance
5 75 (28.85%) VMware
6 66 (25.38%) MS Exchange
7 64 (24.62%) Windows 7
8 61 (23.46%) SCCM
8 61 (23.46%) Citrix
9 55 (21.15%) PowerShell
10 49 (18.85%) Windows Server 2008
10 49 (18.85%) DNS
10 49 (18.85%) Office 365
11 48 (18.46%) ITIL
12 47 (18.08%) MS Office
13 44 (16.92%) Windows Server 2012
14 42 (16.15%) VMware Infrastructure
15 41 (15.77%) Migration
16 39 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
17 38 (14.62%) SQL Server
18 35 (13.46%) DHCP
18 35 (13.46%) Exchange Server 2010
19 34 (13.08%) MS Excel
20 33 (12.69%) Linux
21 32 (12.31%) Cisco
22 31 (11.92%) SQL
23 28 (10.77%) Firewall
23 28 (10.77%) SharePoint
23 28 (10.77%) Microsoft Certification
23 28 (10.77%) Data Centre

Active Directory
Top Related 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 66 (25.38%) MS Exchange
2 35 (13.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (10.77%) SharePoint
4 24 (9.23%) Exchange Server 2013
5 20 (7.69%) Skype for Business
6 10 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (3.46%) IIS
8 8 (3.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (2.31%) WebLogic
10 5 (1.92%) Tomcat
11 4 (1.54%) Confluence
11 4 (1.54%) IBM Notes
11 4 (1.54%) JBoss
12 3 (1.15%) Apache
12 3 (1.15%) Apache Spark
12 3 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (1.15%) Jupyter
12 3 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (1.15%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.77%) OpenStack
Applications
1 47 (18.08%) MS Office
2 34 (13.08%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.38%) OpenText MBPM
4 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 49 (18.85%) Office 365
2 39 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 12 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (4.62%) IaaS
5 8 (3.08%) PaaS
6 6 (2.31%) SaaS
7 3 (1.15%) OneDrive
7 3 (1.15%) Yammer
8 2 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.77%) G Suite
8 2 (0.77%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.77%) Trello
9 1 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 49 (18.85%) DNS
2 35 (13.46%) DHCP
3 28 (10.77%) Firewall
4 23 (8.85%) SAN
5 21 (8.08%) TCP/IP
6 20 (7.69%) VPN
7 17 (6.54%) Internet
7 17 (6.54%) LAN
8 16 (6.15%) LDAP
9 13 (5.00%) Skype
9 13 (5.00%) WAN
10 11 (4.23%) Kerberos
10 11 (4.23%) Remote Desktop
10 11 (4.23%) SSL
11 10 (3.85%) Wireless
12 6 (2.31%) HTTP
12 6 (2.31%) VoIP
12 6 (2.31%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (1.92%) IPsec
13 5 (1.92%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (14.62%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.69%) Big Data
2 7 (2.69%) Hadoop
3 6 (2.31%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.54%) Couchbase
5 4 (1.54%) HBase
5 4 (1.54%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.54%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.54%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.15%) Cloudera CDH
6 3 (1.15%) MySQL
6 3 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.38%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 9 (3.46%) Git (software)
2 8 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (2.31%) MSI
4 4 (1.54%) Bower
4 4 (1.54%) gulp
4 4 (1.54%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.54%) JIRA
4 4 (1.54%) Karma Test Runner
4 4 (1.54%) Mocha
4 4 (1.54%) Protractor
4 4 (1.54%) Sinon.JS
4 4 (1.54%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.77%) GitLab
5 2 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.77%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.38%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.38%) TeamCity
General
1 79 (30.38%) Finance
2 25 (9.62%) Banking
3 13 (5.00%) Retail
4 10 (3.85%) Financial Institution
5 8 (3.08%) Law
5 8 (3.08%) Legal
6 5 (1.92%) Marketing
7 4 (1.54%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.15%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.77%) Advertising
9 2 (0.77%) Back Office
9 2 (0.77%) Electronics
9 2 (0.77%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.38%) Billing
10 1 (0.38%) Front Office
10 1 (0.38%) Games
10 1 (0.38%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.38%) Publishing
10 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.38%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 43 (16.54%) Analyst
2 33 (12.69%) Architect
3 30 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 27 (10.38%) 2nd Line Support
5 23 (8.85%) Administrator
5 23 (8.85%) Support Engineer
6 21 (8.08%) Windows Engineer
7 20 (7.69%) Support Analyst
8 18 (6.92%) Consultant
8 18 (6.92%) Desktop Support
9 17 (6.54%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 16 (6.15%) Service Analyst
10 16 (6.15%) Service Desk Analyst
11 15 (5.77%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 15 (5.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 13 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 12 (4.62%) Infrastructure Architect
13 12 (4.62%) IT Support
14 11 (4.23%) Desktop Engineer
14 11 (4.23%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.62%) .NET
2 7 (2.69%) HTML
2 7 (2.69%) SOAP
3 5 (1.92%) RESTful
3 5 (1.92%) Web Services
4 4 (1.54%) AngularJS
4 4 (1.54%) Chai
4 4 (1.54%) CSS
4 4 (1.54%) CSS3
4 4 (1.54%) Gherkin
4 4 (1.54%) HTML5
4 4 (1.54%) LINQ
4 4 (1.54%) Software Packaging
4 4 (1.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (1.54%) XML
5 3 (1.15%) SailPoint
5 3 (1.15%) XMPP
6 2 (0.77%) JSP
6 2 (0.77%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.77%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (10.77%) Data Centre
2 17 (6.54%) Blackberry
3 9 (3.46%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.46%) User Experience
4 8 (3.08%) Clustering
4 8 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (3.08%) Hedge funds
4 8 (3.08%) Replication
5 7 (2.69%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.69%) NHS
6 6 (2.31%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.92%) PKI
8 4 (1.54%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.15%) BYOD
9 3 (1.15%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (1.15%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.15%) Fixed Income
9 3 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.15%) iPhone
9 3 (1.15%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 192 (73.85%) Windows
2 84 (32.31%) Windows Server
3 64 (24.62%) Windows 7
4 49 (18.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 44 (16.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (12.69%) Linux
7 21 (8.08%) Unix
8 20 (7.69%) Windows 10
9 16 (6.15%) Windows 8
10 14 (5.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (4.23%) Android
13 10 (3.85%) Mac OS
14 8 (3.08%) Windows XP
15 6 (2.31%) Mac OS X
16 5 (1.92%) Apple iOS
16 5 (1.92%) Solaris
17 4 (1.54%) AIX
17 4 (1.54%) CentOS
18 2 (0.77%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (18.46%) ITIL
2 41 (15.77%) Migration
3 13 (5.00%) DevOps
3 13 (5.00%) High Availability
4 12 (4.62%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (4.23%) TOGAF
6 10 (3.85%) Asset Management
6 10 (3.85%) Identity Management
6 10 (3.85%) Open Source
6 10 (3.85%) Service Management
7 9 (3.46%) Configuration Management
8 8 (3.08%) Application Packaging
8 8 (3.08%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (3.08%) ERP
8 8 (3.08%) Identity Access Management
8 8 (3.08%) Mobile Device Management
8 8 (3.08%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (3.08%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (2.69%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (2.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 55 (21.15%) PowerShell
2 31 (11.92%) SQL
3 8 (3.08%) Bash Shell
3 8 (3.08%) C#
4 7 (2.69%) Java
4 7 (2.69%) Python
5 6 (2.31%) JavaScript
5 6 (2.31%) VBScript
6 5 (1.92%) Perl
7 3 (1.15%) C
7 3 (1.15%) VB
8 2 (0.77%) AWK
8 2 (0.77%) BeanShell
8 2 (0.77%) PHP
8 2 (0.77%) sed
9 1 (0.38%) F#
9 1 (0.38%) Korn
9 1 (0.38%) Ruby
9 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (10.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (8.08%) MCSE
3 13 (5.00%) Degree
4 12 (4.62%) Security Cleared
5 10 (3.85%) CCNA
5 10 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (3.85%) MCSA
6 9 (3.46%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (2.31%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.92%) MCP
8 5 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (1.54%) MCITP
10 3 (1.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (1.15%) MCTS
10 3 (1.15%) SC Cleared
11 2 (0.77%) CISSP
11 2 (0.77%) MCDST
12 1 (0.38%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.38%) CCA
12 1 (0.38%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.69%) SLA
2 2 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.77%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.77%) QA
3 1 (0.38%) COBIT
3 1 (0.38%) ISAE 3402
3 1 (0.38%) PMO
3 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 42 (16.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (8.08%) XenApp
3 18 (6.92%) Hyper-V
4 16 (6.15%) XenDesktop
5 14 (5.38%) vSphere
6 13 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (3.85%) Virtual Desktop
8 9 (3.46%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (2.69%) BitLocker
10 6 (2.31%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (2.31%) VMware ESX
11 5 (1.92%) Terminal Services
12 4 (1.54%) HDFS
13 3 (1.15%) DFS Replication
13 3 (1.15%) Docker
13 3 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (0.77%) ProxySG
14 2 (0.77%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.77%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.77%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 61 (23.46%) SCCM
2 12 (4.62%) SCOM
3 8 (3.08%) Norton AntiVirus
3 8 (3.08%) Puppet
4 7 (2.69%) Backup Exec
4 7 (2.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 7 (2.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 6 (2.31%) Ansible
5 6 (2.31%) Nagios
6 5 (1.92%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (1.92%) SCOrch
7 4 (1.54%) Grafana
7 4 (1.54%) Graphite
7 4 (1.54%) Hadoop YARN
7 4 (1.54%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (1.54%) NetBackup
7 4 (1.54%) SCVMM
8 3 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (1.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 120 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 75 (28.85%) VMware
3 61 (23.46%) Citrix
4 32 (12.31%) Cisco
5 18 (6.92%) Symantec
6 17 (6.54%) HP
6 17 (6.54%) Oracle
7 13 (5.00%) Apple
8 11 (4.23%) NetApp
8 11 (4.23%) Red Hat
9 10 (3.85%) Dell
10 9 (3.46%) CheckPoint
11 8 (3.08%) Bloomberg
12 7 (2.69%) Remedy
13 6 (2.31%) Altiris
13 6 (2.31%) AppSense
13 6 (2.31%) Reuters
13 6 (2.31%) ServiceNow
14 5 (1.92%) EMC
14 5 (1.92%) IBM
City, London
Red10
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Plan-net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £160 - £180 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £177.78 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Amicus Recruitment Limited
Rate: £420 - £480 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £100.00 - £124.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago