Period
to 2 April 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 2 April 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
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 34 27 43
Rank change year-on-year -7 +16 +5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 225 457 369
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 5.36% 6.77% 5.19%
As % of the System Software category 39.47% 36.74% 37.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 347 272
Median daily rate £375 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% -8.82% +13.33%
10th Percentile £134 £135 £145
90th Percentile £600 £588 £538
Central London median daily rate £335 £375 £386
% change year-on-year -10.67% -2.91% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 33
Median hourly rate £13.44 £16.60 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.04% +3.75% -20.50%
10th Percentile £12.42 £12.56 £10.65
90th Percentile £30.15 £22.10 £22.45
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.89% +16.13% -18.42%

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 570 1,244 980
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.58% 18.44% 13.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 937 772
Median daily rate £518 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.50% - +8.28%
10th Percentile £205 £172 £235
90th Percentile £650 £650 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 36
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.30 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.43% -5.51% -18.82%
10th Percentile £12.42 £12.61 £10.88
90th Percentile £35.00 £21.83 £24.38
Median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £17.25
% change year-on-year - +8.41% -18.82%

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 2 April 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

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Active Directory in the City of London over the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

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 2 April 2020. 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 +17 3 - -
London Bridge +28 2 £325 -43.48%
Active Directory
Central London

For the 6 months to 2 April 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.

1 156 (69.33%) Windows
2 116 (51.56%) Microsoft
3 85 (37.78%) Office 365
4 76 (33.78%) Azure
5 62 (27.56%) Windows 10
6 58 (25.78%) Windows Server
7 51 (22.67%) VMware
8 49 (21.78%) ITIL
9 48 (21.33%) Finance
10 44 (19.56%) Windows 7
11 39 (17.33%) DNS
12 38 (16.89%) PowerShell
13 37 (16.44%) Citrix
14 35 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
14 35 (15.56%) SCCM
15 34 (15.11%) Microsoft Office
15 34 (15.11%) SQL
16 32 (14.22%) Problem-Solving
17 31 (13.78%) Migration
17 31 (13.78%) Azure Active Directory
18 28 (12.44%) Banking
19 27 (12.00%) SharePoint
20 26 (11.56%) Windows Server 2008
20 26 (11.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 23 (10.22%) Linux
21 23 (10.22%) DHCP
22 22 (9.78%) VMware ESXi
23 20 (8.89%) Cisco
23 20 (8.89%) Firewall
24 19 (8.44%) LAN

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 27 (12.00%) SharePoint
2 13 (5.78%) Skype for Business
3 11 (4.89%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.33%) Apache
5 3 (1.33%) Confluence
5 3 (1.33%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.44%) IIS
7 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.44%) WordPress
Applications
1 34 (15.11%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.44%) Houdini
4 1 (0.44%) Maya
4 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.44%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.89%) FLEXCUBE
Cloud Services
1 85 (37.78%) Office 365
2 76 (33.78%) Azure
3 31 (13.78%) Azure Active Directory
4 16 (7.11%) IaaS
5 15 (6.67%) PaaS
6 13 (5.78%) OneDrive
7 12 (5.33%) AWS
8 8 (3.56%) Power Platform
8 8 (3.56%) SaaS
9 7 (3.11%) PowerApps
10 5 (2.22%) G Suite
11 4 (1.78%) Azure Data Factory
11 4 (1.78%) Data Lake Analytics
11 4 (1.78%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (1.33%) Azure Functions
12 3 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (1.33%) Microsoft Flow
12 3 (1.33%) Serverless
12 3 (1.33%) Yammer
13 2 (0.89%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 39 (17.33%) DNS
2 23 (10.22%) DHCP
3 20 (8.89%) Firewall
4 19 (8.44%) LAN
5 18 (8.00%) WAN
6 16 (7.11%) TCP/IP
6 16 (7.11%) VPN
7 11 (4.89%) Skype
8 10 (4.44%) NetScaler
8 10 (4.44%) VoIP
9 8 (3.56%) NAS
10 7 (3.11%) MPLS
10 7 (3.11%) SAN
11 6 (2.67%) Network Security
11 6 (2.67%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (2.67%) Wireless
12 4 (1.78%) IP Telephony
13 3 (1.33%) Unified Communications
13 3 (1.33%) VPLS
14 2 (0.89%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.56%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.11%) Power BI
3 6 (2.67%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (2.67%) MySQL
4 4 (1.78%) Data Lake
5 3 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.33%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.89%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.89%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.89%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.44%) Big Data
7 1 (0.44%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.44%) Redis
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.33%) JIRA
1 3 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.89%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.89%) Hudson
2 2 (0.89%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.89%) MSI
2 2 (0.89%) SpecFlow
2 2 (0.89%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.44%) GitLab
3 1 (0.44%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.44%) Maven
3 1 (0.44%) Moq
3 1 (0.44%) MSTest
3 1 (0.44%) NUnit
3 1 (0.44%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.44%) WinDbg
3 1 (0.44%) WiX
General
1 48 (21.33%) Finance
2 28 (12.44%) Banking
3 17 (7.56%) Public Sector
4 9 (4.00%) Law
5 8 (3.56%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.78%) Legal
7 3 (1.33%) Back Office
7 3 (1.33%) International Banking
7 3 (1.33%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.33%) Marketing
8 2 (0.89%) Advertising
8 2 (0.89%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.89%) Publishing
8 2 (0.89%) Retail
9 1 (0.44%) Electronics
9 1 (0.44%) French Language
9 1 (0.44%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.44%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (20.44%) Analyst
2 33 (14.67%) Support Engineer
3 27 (12.00%) Desktop Support
4 19 (8.44%) Service Analyst
5 18 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 17 (7.56%) 2nd Line Support
6 17 (7.56%) Support Analyst
7 16 (7.11%) IT Analyst
7 16 (7.11%) Windows Engineer
8 15 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
8 15 (6.67%) IT Support
9 14 (6.22%) Active Directory Engineer
9 14 (6.22%) Architect
9 14 (6.22%) Consultant
9 14 (6.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 13 (5.78%) Developer
10 13 (5.78%) Service Desk Analyst
11 12 (5.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 11 (4.89%) Azure Engineer
13 9 (4.00%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.33%) .NET
2 9 (4.00%) LDAP
3 7 (3.11%) Web Services
4 5 (2.22%) YAML
5 4 (1.78%) SailPoint
5 4 (1.78%) X-Windows
6 3 (1.33%) HTML
6 3 (1.33%) LAMP
6 3 (1.33%) OAuth
6 3 (1.33%) SOAP
6 3 (1.33%) XML
7 2 (0.89%) .NET Core
7 2 (0.89%) ADSI
7 2 (0.89%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.89%) COM
7 2 (0.89%) CSS
7 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Graph
7 2 (0.89%) OAuth2
7 2 (0.89%) RESTful
7 2 (0.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.67%) Blackberry
1 15 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 12 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.56%) iPhone
3 8 (3.56%) NHS
3 8 (3.56%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (3.11%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (2.67%) iPad
6 5 (2.22%) User Experience
7 4 (1.78%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.78%) Mobile Computing
7 4 (1.78%) PKI
8 2 (0.89%) BYOD
8 2 (0.89%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.89%) SWIFT
8 2 (0.89%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.44%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.44%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.44%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 156 (69.33%) Windows
2 62 (27.56%) Windows 10
3 58 (25.78%) Windows Server
4 44 (19.56%) Windows 7
5 26 (11.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (10.22%) Linux
7 18 (8.00%) Unix
7 18 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (7.11%) Windows Server 2016
9 12 (5.33%) Android
10 10 (4.44%) Apple iOS
11 9 (4.00%) Mac OS
12 8 (3.56%) Mac OS X
13 4 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (1.33%) Windows Server 2019
15 2 (0.89%) CentOS
15 2 (0.89%) Solaris
15 2 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.44%) AIX
16 1 (0.44%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (21.78%) ITIL
2 32 (14.22%) Problem-Solving
3 31 (13.78%) Migration
4 26 (11.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 18 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (6.67%) DevOps
7 14 (6.22%) Identity Access Management
8 13 (5.78%) Identity Management
9 12 (5.33%) Break/Fix
9 12 (5.33%) Change Management
9 12 (5.33%) Incident Management
10 11 (4.89%) Privileged Access Management
11 10 (4.44%) ITSM
12 8 (3.56%) Change Control
12 8 (3.56%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (3.56%) Service Delivery
12 8 (3.56%) Service Management
12 8 (3.56%) SIEM
12 8 (3.56%) Time Management
12 8 (3.56%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (16.89%) PowerShell
2 34 (15.11%) SQL
3 12 (5.33%) C#
4 6 (2.67%) Java
5 4 (1.78%) VB
6 3 (1.33%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.33%) PHP
6 3 (1.33%) VBScript
7 2 (0.89%) Python
7 2 (0.89%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.89%) XPath
8 1 (0.44%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.44%) C
8 1 (0.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (3.56%) Degree
3 7 (3.11%) CISSP
4 6 (2.67%) Citrix Certification
4 6 (2.67%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.22%) MCSA
5 5 (2.22%) MCSE
5 5 (2.22%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.33%) BC Cleared
6 3 (1.33%) MCP
7 2 (0.89%) CCNA
7 2 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.89%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.89%) PMP
8 1 (0.44%) CCA
8 1 (0.44%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.44%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.44%) SLA
2 4 (1.78%) Cyber Essentials
2 4 (1.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 4 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.89%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 2 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.44%) GDPR
4 1 (0.44%) NIST
4 1 (0.44%) QA
System Software
1 35 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (9.78%) VMware ESXi
3 15 (6.67%) XenApp
4 13 (5.78%) XenDesktop
5 11 (4.89%) vSphere
6 8 (3.56%) Hyper-V
6 8 (3.56%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.33%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.89%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 2 (0.89%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 2 (0.89%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.44%) Docker
10 1 (0.44%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.44%) UAG
10 1 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.44%) Xen
Systems Management
1 35 (15.56%) SCCM
2 12 (5.33%) Single Sign-On
3 11 (4.89%) SCOM
4 9 (4.00%) Ansible
5 8 (3.56%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (2.67%) Kubernetes
6 6 (2.67%) XenMobile
7 4 (1.78%) Jamf Pro
7 4 (1.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (1.33%) WSUS
9 2 (0.89%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.89%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.89%) DatAdvantage
9 2 (0.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.89%) MIIS
9 2 (0.89%) NetVault Backup
9 2 (0.89%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.89%) Terraform
10 1 (0.44%) Nessus
10 1 (0.44%) WMI
Vendors
1 116 (51.56%) Microsoft
2 51 (22.67%) VMware
3 37 (16.44%) Citrix
4 20 (8.89%) Cisco
5 14 (6.22%) Apple
6 11 (4.89%) Symantec
7 10 (4.44%) HP
7 10 (4.44%) Ivanti
8 9 (4.00%) ServiceNow
9 7 (3.11%) Bloomberg
10 6 (2.67%) Google
10 6 (2.67%) McAfee
10 6 (2.67%) Oracle
11 5 (2.22%) CyberArk
12 4 (1.78%) Adobe
12 4 (1.78%) Altiris
12 4 (1.78%) NetApp
12 4 (1.78%) Polycom
13 3 (1.33%) Dell
13 3 (1.33%) Lotus