Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 54 42
Rank change year-on-year +13 -12 -12
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 372 273 350
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.32% 4.04% 5.19%
As % of the System Software category 32.10% 36.16% 47.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 208 265
City of London median daily rate £350 £350 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -15.66% +20.29%
10th Percentile £123 £114 £156
90th Percentile £575 £575 £588
Central London median daily rate £350 £338 £400
% change year-on-year +3.70% -15.63% +21.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 24 22
City of London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.13 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.65% +4.79% +5.80%
10th Percentile £13.31 £13.01 £11.25
90th Percentile £23.50 £28.98 £26.86
Central London median hourly rate £19.25 £18.69 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.00% +20.58% -11.43%

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 1,159 755 731
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 16.58% 11.18% 10.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 933 606 589
City of London median daily rate £500 £484 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.36% +7.50% +12.50%
10th Percentile £194 £198 £224
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 24 26
City of London median hourly rate £19.25 £19.13 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.65% -1.92% +8.39%
10th Percentile £13.31 £13.01 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £28.98 £28.75
Central London median hourly rate £19.63 £18.85 £19.00
% change year-on-year +4.14% -0.82% +5.56%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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
London Bridge -29 6 £550 +87.23%
Moorgate - 3 £325 -
Active Directory
Central London

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 285 (76.61%) Windows
2 183 (49.19%) Microsoft
3 113 (30.38%) Office 365
4 99 (26.61%) Windows 7
5 98 (26.34%) Windows Server
6 92 (24.73%) SCCM
6 92 (24.73%) Microsoft Office
7 91 (24.46%) Microsoft Azure
8 90 (24.19%) VMware
9 87 (23.39%) Windows 10
10 83 (22.31%) Finance
11 77 (20.70%) Citrix
12 76 (20.43%) ITIL
13 73 (19.62%) PowerShell
14 63 (16.94%) DNS
15 60 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
16 53 (14.25%) Apple
17 52 (13.98%) DHCP
18 46 (12.37%) MS Exchange
19 45 (12.10%) Azure Active Directory
20 44 (11.83%) Cisco
21 40 (10.75%) Windows Server 2008
22 38 (10.22%) Windows Server 2012
23 37 (9.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 37 (9.95%) Blackberry
24 36 (9.68%) Firewall
25 34 (9.14%) Migration
25 34 (9.14%) iPhone
26 33 (8.87%) XenApp
27 32 (8.60%) TCP/IP

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 46 (12.37%) MS Exchange
2 25 (6.72%) SharePoint
3 23 (6.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (5.11%) IIS
5 12 (3.23%) Skype for Business
6 11 (2.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 9 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (1.61%) Apache Solr
8 6 (1.61%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.54%) Apache
10 2 (0.54%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.54%) CMS
10 2 (0.54%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.54%) nginx
10 2 (0.54%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.27%) Alfresco
11 1 (0.27%) Content Management Server
11 1 (0.27%) Drupal
11 1 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 92 (24.73%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.81%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.27%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 4 (1.08%) ReMetrica
2 2 (0.54%) Infor SunSystems
2 2 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.54%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.54%) Towers Watson Igloo
3 1 (0.27%) Eikon
3 1 (0.27%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle FAH
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 113 (30.38%) Office 365
2 91 (24.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (12.10%) Azure Active Directory
4 28 (7.53%) Amazon AWS
5 25 (6.72%) IaaS
6 24 (6.45%) PaaS
7 8 (2.15%) G Suite
8 7 (1.88%) Mimecast
8 7 (1.88%) SaaS
9 6 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (1.08%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (1.08%) OneDrive
10 4 (1.08%) Route 53
10 4 (1.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.81%) GitHub
12 2 (0.54%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 2 (0.54%) Azure Data Factory
12 2 (0.54%) Datadog
12 2 (0.54%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 63 (16.94%) DNS
2 52 (13.98%) DHCP
3 36 (9.68%) Firewall
4 32 (8.60%) TCP/IP
5 31 (8.33%) WAN
6 29 (7.80%) LAN
7 25 (6.72%) VPN
8 21 (5.65%) Skype
9 15 (4.03%) SAN
10 14 (3.76%) VoIP
11 13 (3.49%) Wireless
12 12 (3.23%) Kerberos
13 11 (2.96%) Telnet
14 9 (2.42%) Remote Desktop
14 9 (2.42%) SSL
15 8 (2.15%) Cisco IOS
16 7 (1.88%) Internet
16 7 (1.88%) PBX
16 7 (1.88%) Wi-Fi
17 6 (1.61%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.72%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.88%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (1.61%) Apache Hive
3 6 (1.61%) Hadoop
3 6 (1.61%) HBase
4 5 (1.34%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.81%) MySQL
5 3 (0.81%) Power BI
5 3 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.54%) Aerospike
6 2 (0.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (0.54%) Couchbase
6 2 (0.54%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.54%) Hazelcast
6 2 (0.54%) Redis
6 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.27%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 14 (3.76%) JIRA
2 9 (2.42%) MSI
3 8 (2.15%) Visual Studio
4 7 (1.88%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.61%) Jenkins
6 5 (1.34%) AdminStudio
7 4 (1.08%) Artifactory
7 4 (1.08%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (1.08%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.08%) TeamCity
7 4 (1.08%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (0.81%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.54%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.54%) IBM UrbanCode
9 2 (0.54%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.54%) Selenium
9 2 (0.54%) Zephyr
10 1 (0.27%) Chocolatey
10 1 (0.27%) JUnit
General
1 83 (22.31%) Finance
2 26 (6.99%) Banking
3 14 (3.76%) Legal
4 8 (2.15%) Law
5 6 (1.61%) Billing
5 6 (1.61%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.34%) Advertising
6 5 (1.34%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.08%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.08%) French Language
7 4 (1.08%) Front Office
7 4 (1.08%) German Language
7 4 (1.08%) Italian Language
8 3 (0.81%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.54%) Portuguese Language
9 2 (0.54%) Retail
10 1 (0.27%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.27%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.27%) Marketing
10 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 62 (16.67%) Desktop Support
2 56 (15.05%) Support Engineer
3 46 (12.37%) Analyst
4 34 (9.14%) Desktop Engineer
4 34 (9.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 27 (7.26%) Consultant
5 27 (7.26%) Support Analyst
6 24 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
6 24 (6.45%) Windows Engineer
7 23 (6.18%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 22 (5.91%) IT Support
9 21 (5.65%) Service Analyst
10 20 (5.38%) Active Directory Engineer
11 18 (4.84%) Azure Engineer
12 17 (4.57%) Architect
13 16 (4.30%) DevOps Engineer
13 16 (4.30%) Server Engineer
14 15 (4.03%) 1st Line Engineer
14 15 (4.03%) IT Engineer
14 15 (4.03%) Mac Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.03%) JSON
2 8 (2.15%) .NET
3 6 (1.61%) Kafka
3 6 (1.61%) LDAP
3 6 (1.61%) REST
3 6 (1.61%) Web Services
4 4 (1.08%) HTML
4 4 (1.08%) Middleware
4 4 (1.08%) SailPoint
4 4 (1.08%) X-Windows
5 3 (0.81%) Velocity
5 3 (0.81%) XML
5 3 (0.81%) XMPP
6 2 (0.54%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.54%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.54%) COM
6 2 (0.54%) Java EE
6 2 (0.54%) LAMP
6 2 (0.54%) SAML
6 2 (0.54%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (9.95%) Blackberry
2 34 (9.14%) iPhone
3 20 (5.38%) iPad
4 17 (4.57%) Smartphone
5 15 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (3.49%) Self-Motivation
7 12 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
8 7 (1.88%) Fat Client
8 7 (1.88%) Thin Client
8 7 (1.88%) User Experience
9 6 (1.61%) Data Centre
9 6 (1.61%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.34%) Clustering
10 5 (1.34%) PKI
10 5 (1.34%) Replication
11 4 (1.08%) NHS
11 4 (1.08%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.81%) Computer Science
12 3 (0.81%) Fixed Income
12 3 (0.81%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 285 (76.61%) Windows
2 99 (26.61%) Windows 7
3 98 (26.34%) Windows Server
4 87 (23.39%) Windows 10
5 40 (10.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 38 (10.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 30 (8.06%) Linux
8 28 (7.53%) Mac OS X
9 20 (5.38%) Mac OS
9 20 (5.38%) Windows 8
10 15 (4.03%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (3.76%) Apple iOS
12 13 (3.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (2.96%) Android
13 11 (2.96%) Windows XP
14 10 (2.69%) Unix
15 4 (1.08%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.81%) Solaris
17 2 (0.54%) Windows 2000
17 2 (0.54%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (20.43%) ITIL
2 37 (9.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 34 (9.14%) Migration
4 27 (7.26%) DevOps
5 23 (6.18%) Problem-Solving
6 21 (5.65%) ITSM
7 19 (5.11%) Change Management
8 18 (4.84%) Analytics
9 15 (4.03%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (4.03%) Root Cause Analysis
10 14 (3.76%) Incident Management
10 14 (3.76%) Service Management
11 13 (3.49%) Change Control
11 13 (3.49%) Disaster Recovery
11 13 (3.49%) Patch Management
11 13 (3.49%) Project Management
12 12 (3.23%) Application Packaging
12 12 (3.23%) Asset Management
12 12 (3.23%) High Availability
12 12 (3.23%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 73 (19.62%) PowerShell
2 27 (7.26%) SQL
3 9 (2.42%) VBScript
4 8 (2.15%) C
5 5 (1.34%) C#
5 5 (1.34%) Java
5 5 (1.34%) Python
6 4 (1.08%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.08%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.81%) AppleScript
7 3 (0.81%) Perl
7 3 (0.81%) VBA
8 2 (0.54%) Go
8 2 (0.54%) Ruby
8 2 (0.54%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.54%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.27%) C++
9 1 (0.27%) PHP
9 1 (0.27%) U-SQL
9 1 (0.27%) XPath
Qualifications
1 28 (7.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (5.38%) MCSE
3 15 (4.03%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (4.03%) Security Cleared
4 12 (3.23%) CCNA
5 9 (2.42%) Degree
5 9 (2.42%) MCP
6 8 (2.15%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.34%) MCSA
8 3 (0.81%) A+ Certification
8 3 (0.81%) CCNP
8 3 (0.81%) CISSP
8 3 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.81%) MCITP
9 2 (0.54%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.54%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.54%) MCTS
9 2 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.42%) SLA
2 3 (0.81%) GDPR
2 3 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.81%) PMO
3 2 (0.54%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.27%) QA
System Software
1 60 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (8.87%) XenApp
3 29 (7.80%) Microsoft App-V
4 26 (6.99%) VMware ESXi
5 22 (5.91%) Hyper-V
6 21 (5.65%) XenDesktop
7 17 (4.57%) BitLocker
8 11 (2.96%) vSphere
9 6 (1.61%) Apache Flume
9 6 (1.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 6 (1.61%) Docker
9 6 (1.61%) HDFS
10 5 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (1.34%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (1.08%) DFS Replication
11 4 (1.08%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (1.08%) Xen
12 1 (0.27%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.27%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 92 (24.73%) SCCM
2 15 (4.03%) SCOM
3 13 (3.49%) Microsoft Intune
4 11 (2.96%) Single Sign-On
5 9 (2.42%) Terraform
5 9 (2.42%) WSUS
6 8 (2.15%) McAfee ePO
6 8 (2.15%) Puppet
7 7 (1.88%) Ansible
8 6 (1.61%) Ambari
8 6 (1.61%) Apache Slider
8 6 (1.61%) Hadoop YARN
8 6 (1.61%) Oozie
8 6 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (1.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 6 (1.61%) vCenter Server
9 5 (1.34%) AirWatch
9 5 (1.34%) Nagios
10 4 (1.08%) Kubernetes
10 4 (1.08%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 183 (49.19%) Microsoft
2 90 (24.19%) VMware
3 77 (20.70%) Citrix
4 53 (14.25%) Apple
5 44 (11.83%) Cisco
6 21 (5.65%) HP
6 21 (5.65%) Ivanti
7 14 (3.76%) ServiceNow
8 13 (3.49%) Adobe
8 13 (3.49%) McAfee
9 12 (3.23%) Wyse
10 11 (2.96%) Dell
11 10 (2.69%) Remedy
11 10 (2.69%) SolarWinds
12 9 (2.42%) NetApp
12 9 (2.42%) Oracle
13 7 (1.88%) MobileIron
13 7 (1.88%) Splunk
14 6 (1.61%) Hortonworks
14 6 (1.61%) Meraki