Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 53 39
Rank change year-on-year +11 -14 -11
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 381 270 351
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.36% 4.15% 5.13%
As % of the System Software category 34.05% 38.96% 48.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 221 260
City of London median daily rate £375 £325 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -19.40% +15.21%
10th Percentile £124 £106 £165
90th Percentile £563 £575 £588
Central London median daily rate £375 £325 £400
% change year-on-year +15.38% -18.75% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 16 31
City of London median hourly rate £19.25 £21.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.41% +37.10% -13.79%
10th Percentile £11.92 £13.09 £11.25
90th Percentile £22.88 £79.19 £22.63
Central London median hourly rate £19.25 £20.13 £15.50
% change year-on-year -4.35% +29.84% -8.82%

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 1,119 693 725
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 15.76% 10.66% 10.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 896 569 586
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +15.38%
10th Percentile £200 £185 £236
90th Percentile £650 £625 £609
Central London median daily rate £500 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 16 32
City of London median hourly rate £19.25 £21.25 £15.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.41% +36.00% -15.54%
10th Percentile £11.98 £13.09 £11.25
90th Percentile £23.53 £79.19 £22.56
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.25 £15.63
% change year-on-year -5.88% +36.00% -13.10%

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 21 July 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 21 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 July 2018. 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
Moorgate - 3 - -
London Bridge -13 1 £120 -59.15%
Active Directory
Central London

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, 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.

1 299 (78.48%) Windows
2 185 (48.56%) Microsoft
3 110 (28.87%) Windows Server
4 98 (25.72%) Office 365
4 98 (25.72%) Citrix
5 97 (25.46%) Windows 10
6 94 (24.67%) Microsoft Office
7 93 (24.41%) Windows 7
8 91 (23.88%) SCCM
8 91 (23.88%) VMware
9 88 (23.10%) Finance
10 79 (20.73%) Microsoft Azure
11 75 (19.69%) PowerShell
12 71 (18.64%) ITIL
12 71 (18.64%) DNS
13 62 (16.27%) VMware Infrastructure
14 49 (12.86%) DHCP
15 48 (12.60%) Migration
16 44 (11.55%) MS Exchange
17 43 (11.29%) Cisco
17 43 (11.29%) Windows Server 2008
18 42 (11.02%) Apple
19 38 (9.97%) Blackberry
19 38 (9.97%) Windows Server 2012
20 34 (8.92%) WAN
21 33 (8.66%) REST
22 32 (8.40%) Firewall
23 31 (8.14%) iPhone
24 30 (7.87%) SQL Server
25 29 (7.61%) SQL

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 44 (11.55%) MS Exchange
2 19 (4.99%) Exchange Server 2010
2 19 (4.99%) IIS
3 15 (3.94%) SharePoint
4 10 (2.62%) Skype for Business
5 9 (2.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (1.84%) Apache Solr
6 7 (1.84%) Apache Spark
7 5 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.52%) Apache
10 2 (0.52%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.26%) nginx
11 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 94 (24.67%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (4.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (4.46%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.31%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.26%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (1.05%) ReMetrica
2 2 (0.52%) Infor SunSystems
2 2 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.52%) Towers Watson Igloo
3 1 (0.26%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.26%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 98 (25.72%) Office 365
2 79 (20.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (6.82%) Azure Active Directory
4 25 (6.56%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (4.46%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (3.15%) IaaS
6 12 (3.15%) PaaS
7 7 (1.84%) Mimecast
8 6 (1.57%) OneDrive
8 6 (1.57%) SaaS
9 4 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (1.05%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (1.05%) Route 53
9 4 (1.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.79%) G Suite
10 3 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.26%) Datadog
12 1 (0.26%) GoToWebinar
12 1 (0.26%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 71 (18.64%) DNS
2 49 (12.86%) DHCP
3 34 (8.92%) WAN
4 32 (8.40%) Firewall
5 27 (7.09%) TCP/IP
6 25 (6.56%) VPN
7 24 (6.30%) LAN
8 17 (4.46%) SAN
8 17 (4.46%) Skype
9 13 (3.41%) Kerberos
10 12 (3.15%) Telnet
11 11 (2.89%) Internet
11 11 (2.89%) SSL
12 9 (2.36%) Cisco IOS
12 9 (2.36%) MPLS
13 8 (2.10%) Remote Desktop
13 8 (2.10%) VoIP
14 7 (1.84%) HTTP
14 7 (1.84%) Wireless
15 6 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (7.87%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.62%) Apache Cassandra
3 7 (1.84%) Apache Hive
3 7 (1.84%) Hadoop
3 7 (1.84%) HBase
3 7 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (1.57%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (1.05%) MySQL
5 4 (1.05%) Power BI
6 3 (0.79%) Bigtable
6 3 (0.79%) Blockchain
7 2 (0.52%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.26%) IDOL
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.26%) phpMyAdmin
8 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (4.99%) Visual Studio
2 16 (4.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (4.20%) Visual Studio Team System
3 10 (2.62%) Jenkins
4 8 (2.10%) Git (software)
4 8 (2.10%) MSI
5 7 (1.84%) JIRA
6 6 (1.57%) AdminStudio
7 2 (0.52%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.52%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.52%) Fiddler
7 2 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.26%) Chocolatey
8 1 (0.26%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.26%) Subversion
8 1 (0.26%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 88 (23.10%) Finance
2 20 (5.25%) Banking
3 18 (4.72%) Legal
4 13 (3.41%) Law
5 7 (1.84%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.31%) Publishing
6 5 (1.31%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.05%) Advertising
7 4 (1.05%) Back Office
8 3 (0.79%) Billing
8 3 (0.79%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.52%) French Language
9 2 (0.52%) Front Office
9 2 (0.52%) German Language
9 2 (0.52%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.52%) Retail
9 2 (0.52%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.26%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.26%) Portuguese Language
10 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 69 (18.11%) Analyst
2 56 (14.70%) Desktop Support
3 51 (13.39%) Support Engineer
4 32 (8.40%) Desktop Engineer
5 26 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 25 (6.56%) Support Analyst
7 24 (6.30%) Windows Engineer
8 22 (5.77%) Consultant
8 22 (5.77%) Service Analyst
9 21 (5.51%) 2nd Line Support
9 21 (5.51%) Azure Engineer
9 21 (5.51%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 19 (4.99%) DevOps Engineer
11 18 (4.72%) Active Directory Engineer
11 18 (4.72%) Developer
11 18 (4.72%) IT Support
12 17 (4.46%) Architect
13 16 (4.20%) Azure DevOps
13 16 (4.20%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 15 (3.94%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (8.66%) REST
2 25 (6.56%) JSON
3 24 (6.30%) .NET
4 15 (3.94%) Web Services
5 14 (3.67%) LDAP
6 12 (3.15%) XML
7 10 (2.62%) SailPoint
7 10 (2.62%) SOAP
8 9 (2.36%) HTML
9 7 (1.84%) Kafka
9 7 (1.84%) OAuth
10 6 (1.57%) OAuth2
11 5 (1.31%) React
12 4 (1.05%) JSON Schema
12 4 (1.05%) Middleware
12 4 (1.05%) Swagger
12 4 (1.05%) XML Schema
13 3 (0.79%) Lucene
13 3 (0.79%) WSDL
13 3 (0.79%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (9.97%) Blackberry
2 31 (8.14%) iPhone
3 17 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.46%) iPad
4 15 (3.94%) Smartphone
5 11 (2.89%) Data Centre
6 9 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (2.10%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.10%) NHS
7 8 (2.10%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (1.57%) Hedge funds
9 5 (1.31%) Fat Client
9 5 (1.31%) Thin Client
10 4 (1.05%) Enterprise Cloud
10 4 (1.05%) PKI
10 4 (1.05%) Reference Data
10 4 (1.05%) User Experience
11 3 (0.79%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.79%) PDA
11 3 (0.79%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 299 (78.48%) Windows
2 110 (28.87%) Windows Server
3 97 (25.46%) Windows 10
4 93 (24.41%) Windows 7
5 43 (11.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 38 (9.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (7.35%) Linux
8 23 (6.04%) Mac OS X
9 19 (4.99%) Mac OS
9 19 (4.99%) Windows 8
10 14 (3.67%) Android
11 13 (3.41%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (2.89%) Apple iOS
13 10 (2.62%) Windows XP
14 8 (2.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 7 (1.84%) Unix
16 2 (0.52%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.52%) Windows Phone
17 1 (0.26%) CentOS
17 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (18.64%) ITIL
2 48 (12.60%) Migration
3 28 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 25 (6.56%) Project Management
5 24 (6.30%) DevOps
6 23 (6.04%) Service Management
7 22 (5.77%) Change Management
7 22 (5.77%) ITSM
8 20 (5.25%) User Acceptance Testing
9 19 (4.99%) Problem-Solving
10 18 (4.72%) PRINCE2
11 17 (4.46%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (3.94%) Identity Access Management
13 14 (3.67%) Business Analysis
13 14 (3.67%) Prototyping
13 14 (3.67%) Test Scripting
14 13 (3.41%) Agile Software Development
14 13 (3.41%) Data Analysis
14 13 (3.41%) Use Case
15 12 (3.15%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 75 (19.69%) PowerShell
2 29 (7.61%) SQL
3 23 (6.04%) C#
4 13 (3.41%) Java
5 12 (3.15%) VBScript
6 10 (2.62%) JavaScript
7 8 (2.10%) C
8 6 (1.57%) BeanShell
9 5 (1.31%) XPath
10 4 (1.05%) AppleScript
11 3 (0.79%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.52%) Python
12 2 (0.52%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.52%) VBA
13 1 (0.26%) C++
13 1 (0.26%) Perl
13 1 (0.26%) PHP
13 1 (0.26%) Ruby
13 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (7.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (4.46%) MCSE
3 15 (3.94%) Security Cleared
4 14 (3.67%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (2.89%) Degree
5 11 (2.89%) SC Cleared
6 9 (2.36%) CCNA
7 8 (2.10%) MCP
8 6 (1.57%) MCSA
9 4 (1.05%) CCNP
9 4 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.79%) A+ Certification
10 3 (0.79%) CISSP
10 3 (0.79%) MCITP
11 2 (0.52%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.52%) CCSA
11 2 (0.52%) CISM
11 2 (0.52%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.52%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.89%) SLA
2 3 (0.79%) GDPR
2 3 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.26%) PMO
3 1 (0.26%) QA
System Software
1 62 (16.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (7.35%) XenApp
3 27 (7.09%) VMware ESXi
4 24 (6.30%) XenDesktop
5 23 (6.04%) Microsoft App-V
6 17 (4.46%) BitLocker
7 15 (3.94%) vSphere
8 13 (3.41%) Hyper-V
9 8 (2.10%) VMware Workstation
10 7 (1.84%) Apache Flume
10 7 (1.84%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 7 (1.84%) HDFS
10 7 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.79%) Docker
12 3 (0.79%) Xen
13 2 (0.52%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.52%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.26%) vCloud
14 1 (0.26%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 91 (23.88%) SCCM
2 12 (3.15%) SCOM
3 10 (2.62%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (2.62%) WSUS
4 8 (2.10%) McAfee ePO
4 8 (2.10%) Single Sign-On
5 7 (1.84%) Ambari
5 7 (1.84%) Apache Slider
5 7 (1.84%) Hadoop YARN
5 7 (1.84%) Oozie
5 7 (1.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (1.57%) vCenter Server
7 5 (1.31%) AirWatch
7 5 (1.31%) Puppet
7 5 (1.31%) Terraform
8 4 (1.05%) Ansible
9 3 (0.79%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.79%) DatAdvantage
9 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.79%) vRealize
Vendors
1 185 (48.56%) Microsoft
2 98 (25.72%) Citrix
3 91 (23.88%) VMware
4 43 (11.29%) Cisco
5 42 (11.02%) Apple
6 23 (6.04%) HP
7 21 (5.51%) ServiceNow
8 18 (4.72%) Ivanti
9 14 (3.67%) Dell
10 11 (2.89%) McAfee
11 10 (2.62%) Remedy
12 9 (2.36%) Adobe
12 9 (2.36%) CyberArk
13 8 (2.10%) SolarWinds
13 8 (2.10%) Wyse
14 7 (1.84%) EMC
14 7 (1.84%) Hortonworks
15 6 (1.57%) MobileIron
15 6 (1.57%) Oracle
16 5 (1.31%) Meraki