Period
to 31 October 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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 36 29 32
Rank change year-on-year -7 +3 +23
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 90 380 410
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 4.98% 6.40% 5.83%
As % of the System Software category 35.29% 38.50% 33.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 291 331
Median daily rate £488 £425 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.71% +14.09% +5.23%
10th Percentile £165 £130 £128
90th Percentile £575 £588 £588
Central London median daily rate £475 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +18.75% +10.34% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 18 32
Median hourly rate £23.00 £21.00 £19.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.52% +9.80% +12.50%
Central London median hourly rate £23.00 £21.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year +9.52% +9.09% +11.59%

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 255 987 1,216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.12% 16.62% 17.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 799 984
Median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £225 £240 £163
90th Percentile £625 £656 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £520 £500
% change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 21 37
Median hourly rate £29.00 £21.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.10% +9.09% +13.24%
10th Percentile £22.65 £12.76 £13.31
90th Percentile £37.28 £46.85 £25.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year +66.67% +9.09% +11.59%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 60 (66.67%) Windows
2 52 (57.78%) Microsoft
3 48 (53.33%) Azure
4 34 (37.78%) Finance
5 30 (33.33%) Office 365
6 25 (27.78%) Windows 10
6 25 (27.78%) Windows Server
6 25 (27.78%) VMware
7 22 (24.44%) Banking
7 22 (24.44%) PowerShell
8 19 (21.11%) SCCM
9 17 (18.89%) VMware Infrastructure
9 17 (18.89%) Azure Active Directory
10 16 (17.78%) Migration
11 14 (15.56%) Citrix
11 14 (15.56%) Linux
11 14 (15.56%) AWS
12 13 (14.44%) ITIL
12 13 (14.44%) Unix
12 13 (14.44%) SharePoint
12 13 (14.44%) Information Security
13 12 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (13.33%) DNS
13 12 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
13 12 (13.33%) DevOps
13 12 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
14 11 (12.22%) Windows Server 2012
14 11 (12.22%) Windows 7
14 11 (12.22%) SaaS
14 11 (12.22%) PaaS

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 13 (14.44%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.78%) Skype for Business
3 3 (3.33%) Confluence
3 3 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.22%) IIS
5 1 (1.11%) Apache
5 1 (1.11%) CMS
5 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.11%) nginx
5 1 (1.11%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 12 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.11%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 48 (53.33%) Azure
2 30 (33.33%) Office 365
3 17 (18.89%) Azure Active Directory
4 14 (15.56%) AWS
5 11 (12.22%) PaaS
5 11 (12.22%) SaaS
6 10 (11.11%) IaaS
7 6 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (5.56%) GCP
8 5 (5.56%) GitHub
9 3 (3.33%) Power Platform
10 2 (2.22%) Power Automate
11 1 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (1.11%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (1.11%) NuGet
11 1 (1.11%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.33%) DNS
2 9 (10.00%) Skype
3 8 (8.89%) Kerberos
3 8 (8.89%) TCP/IP
4 7 (7.78%) SAN
4 7 (7.78%) VPN
5 6 (6.67%) DHCP
5 6 (6.67%) Firewall
6 5 (5.56%) Internet
6 5 (5.56%) LAN
6 5 (5.56%) WAN
7 4 (4.44%) Intranet
8 2 (2.22%) NetScaler
8 2 (2.22%) SSL
8 2 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (2.22%) Wireless
8 2 (2.22%) Wireshark
9 1 (1.11%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (1.11%) NAS
9 1 (1.11%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.33%) Power BI
2 3 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.22%) MySQL
3 2 (2.22%) Tableau
4 1 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.11%) GIS
4 1 (1.11%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.11%) OLAP
4 1 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.11%) QlikView
4 1 (1.11%) Spotfire
4 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.11%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 5 (5.56%) JIRA
1 5 (5.56%) Subversion
2 2 (2.22%) AdminStudio
2 2 (2.22%) MSI
2 2 (2.22%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.11%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.11%) FishEye
3 1 (1.11%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.11%) Serena SBM
3 1 (1.11%) SonarQube
3 1 (1.11%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 34 (37.78%) Finance
2 22 (24.44%) Banking
3 11 (12.22%) Investment Banking
4 5 (5.56%) International Banking
5 4 (4.44%) Retail
6 2 (2.22%) Public Sector
7 1 (1.11%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.11%) French Language
7 1 (1.11%) Legal
7 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (13.33%) Analyst
2 11 (12.22%) Consultant
3 8 (8.89%) Architect
3 8 (8.89%) Desktop Support
4 6 (6.67%) Support Analyst
5 5 (5.56%) Deskside Engineer
5 5 (5.56%) IAM Consultant
5 5 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (5.56%) Service Analyst
6 4 (4.44%) Applications Packager
6 4 (4.44%) Identity and Access Management Consultant
6 4 (4.44%) Identity Management Consultant
6 4 (4.44%) IT Support
6 4 (4.44%) Management Consultant
7 3 (3.33%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (3.33%) Developer
7 3 (3.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (3.33%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.33%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.22%) LDAP
2 3 (3.33%) .NET
2 3 (3.33%) Node.js
2 3 (3.33%) SailPoint
3 2 (2.22%) HTML
3 2 (2.22%) Vue.js
3 2 (2.22%) Web Services
3 2 (2.22%) YAML
4 1 (1.11%) .NET Core
4 1 (1.11%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.11%) CSS
4 1 (1.11%) CSS3
4 1 (1.11%) J2EE
4 1 (1.11%) LAMP
4 1 (1.11%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (1.11%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (1.11%) Middleware
4 1 (1.11%) RxJS
4 1 (1.11%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (5.56%) Clustering
4 5 (5.56%) Data Centre
4 5 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (4.44%) Public Cloud
5 4 (4.44%) Replication
6 3 (3.33%) Blackberry
6 3 (3.33%) BYOD
6 3 (3.33%) iPad
6 3 (3.33%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.22%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.22%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 2 (2.22%) iPhone
7 2 (2.22%) PKI
7 2 (2.22%) Robotics
8 1 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 60 (66.67%) Windows
2 25 (27.78%) Windows 10
2 25 (27.78%) Windows Server
3 14 (15.56%) Linux
4 13 (14.44%) Unix
5 11 (12.22%) Windows 7
5 11 (12.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (10.00%) Windows Server 2016
7 8 (8.89%) Windows Server 2019
8 6 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (5.56%) Apple iOS
10 4 (4.44%) Android
11 3 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (3.33%) Solaris
12 2 (2.22%) Windows 8
12 2 (2.22%) Windows XP
13 1 (1.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.78%) Migration
2 13 (14.44%) Information Security
2 13 (14.44%) ITIL
3 12 (13.33%) DevOps
3 12 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
3 12 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (10.00%) Change Management
4 9 (10.00%) High Availability
4 9 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 9 (10.00%) ITSM
5 7 (7.78%) Configuration Management
5 7 (7.78%) Cybersecurity
5 7 (7.78%) Identity Access Management
5 7 (7.78%) Security Hardening
5 7 (7.78%) SIEM
6 6 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (6.67%) Mobile Device Management
7 5 (5.56%) Password Management
7 5 (5.56%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 22 (24.44%) PowerShell
2 9 (10.00%) VBScript
3 6 (6.67%) Java
3 6 (6.67%) SQL
4 4 (4.44%) C#
4 4 (4.44%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.44%) Python
4 4 (4.44%) VB
5 2 (2.22%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.11%) BeanShell
6 1 (1.11%) Groovy
6 1 (1.11%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (10.00%) MCSE
1 9 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (8.89%) CISSP
3 7 (7.78%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.78%) Security Cleared
4 5 (5.56%) Degree
5 3 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.33%) CISM
5 3 (3.33%) MCP
5 3 (3.33%) MCTS
5 3 (3.33%) SSCP
6 2 (2.22%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 2 (2.22%) CCSP
6 2 (2.22%) CREST Certified
6 2 (2.22%) GCFA
6 2 (2.22%) GCIA
6 2 (2.22%) GCIH
6 2 (2.22%) MCSA
7 1 (1.11%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.11%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.44%) QA
2 3 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.22%) COBIT
3 2 (2.22%) GDPR
3 2 (2.22%) NIST
3 2 (2.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.11%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (1.11%) NCSC
4 1 (1.11%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (18.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (7.78%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (5.56%) Docker
4 3 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.22%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.22%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (2.22%) VMware NSX
6 1 (1.11%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.11%) UAG
Systems Management
1 19 (21.11%) SCCM
2 7 (7.78%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (6.67%) Ansible
3 6 (6.67%) Kubernetes
4 5 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (5.56%) Puppet
4 5 (5.56%) Terraform
5 4 (4.44%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (3.33%) Nagios
6 3 (3.33%) SCOM
6 3 (3.33%) WSUS
7 2 (2.22%) CSIRT
7 2 (2.22%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (2.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (1.11%) Icinga
8 1 (1.11%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (1.11%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (1.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (1.11%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 52 (57.78%) Microsoft
2 25 (27.78%) VMware
3 14 (15.56%) Citrix
4 11 (12.22%) HP
4 11 (12.22%) Oracle
5 10 (11.11%) ServiceNow
6 9 (10.00%) Cisco
7 6 (6.67%) SolarWinds
8 5 (5.56%) Apple
8 5 (5.56%) EMC
9 4 (4.44%) CyberArk
9 4 (4.44%) Dell
9 4 (4.44%) Ivanti
9 4 (4.44%) SaltStack
10 3 (3.33%) Palo Alto
10 3 (3.33%) Qualys
10 3 (3.33%) Red Hat
10 3 (3.33%) Splunk
10 3 (3.33%) Symantec
11 2 (2.22%) McAfee