Period
to

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 28 June 2022 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
28 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 49 48 37
Rank change year-on-year -1 -11 -10
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 192 144 145
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 4.49% 4.65% 5.36%
As % of the System Software category 32.05% 32.07% 35.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 87 108
10th Percentile £163 £214 £139
25th Percentile £265 £381 £226
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -
75th Percentile £550 £538 £532
90th Percentile £638 £575 £558
Central London median daily rate £450 £475 £410
% change year-on-year -5.26% +15.85% -0.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £25.25 - £12.42
Median hourly rate £26.50 £23.00 £13.08
Median % change year-on-year +15.22% +75.91% -37.74%
75th Percentile £27.75 - £16.41
90th Percentile - - £19.62
Central London median hourly rate £23.25 £20.00 £13.44
% change year-on-year +16.25% +48.81% -32.80%

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 599 449 404
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.01% 14.48% 14.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 313 325
10th Percentile £273 £371 £239
25th Percentile £464 £450 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £688 £638 £600
90th Percentile £763 £711 £650
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £25.25 - £12.42
Median hourly rate £26.50 £23.00 £13.08
Median % change year-on-year +15.22% +75.91% -37.74%
75th Percentile £27.75 - £16.41
90th Percentile - - £19.62
Central London median hourly rate £23.25 £20.00 £13.44
% change year-on-year +16.25% +48.81% -36.00%

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 28 June 2022.

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
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 28 June 2022. 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
Jobs
Moorgate - 1 £213 -
Active Directory
Central London

For the 6 months to 28 June 2022, 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.

1 123 (64.06%) Microsoft
2 112 (58.33%) Windows
3 106 (55.21%) Microsoft 365
4 105 (54.69%) Azure
5 67 (34.90%) Azure Active Directory
6 64 (33.33%) PowerShell
7 60 (31.25%) SCCM
8 56 (29.17%) Finance
9 54 (28.13%) Migration
9 54 (28.13%) ITIL
10 50 (26.04%) Social Skills
11 48 (25.00%) VMware
12 45 (23.44%) Windows Server
13 41 (21.35%) Citrix
14 35 (18.23%) Windows 10
15 34 (17.71%) Degree
15 34 (17.71%) VMware Infrastructure
16 33 (17.19%) Microsoft Intune
16 33 (17.19%) DNS
17 26 (13.54%) Cisco
17 26 (13.54%) Firewall
18 25 (13.02%) PRINCE2
18 25 (13.02%) CCNA
18 25 (13.02%) Cisco Certification
18 25 (13.02%) Microsoft Certification
19 24 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
19 24 (12.50%) MCSE
19 24 (12.50%) ServiceNow
20 23 (11.98%) SQL
20 23 (11.98%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 22 (11.46%) SharePoint
2 19 (9.90%) MS Exchange
3 7 (3.65%) Confluence
3 7 (3.65%) IIS
4 5 (2.60%) Apache Pig
4 5 (2.60%) Apache Spark
5 4 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.56%) IBM Notes
6 3 (1.56%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.04%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (1.04%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.04%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.52%) CMS
Applications
1 24 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.52%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.56%) Fidessa
2 2 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.52%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 106 (55.21%) Microsoft 365
2 105 (54.69%) Azure
3 67 (34.90%) Azure Active Directory
4 18 (9.38%) AWS
5 15 (7.81%) PaaS
5 15 (7.81%) SaaS
6 13 (6.77%) IaaS
7 11 (5.73%) Mimecast
8 9 (4.69%) Azure AKS
8 9 (4.69%) Dynamics 365
9 8 (4.17%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 8 (4.17%) OneDrive
10 7 (3.65%) Azure DevOps
11 6 (3.13%) Serverless
12 5 (2.60%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (2.60%) Amazon S3
12 5 (2.60%) Azure Data Factory
12 5 (2.60%) Azure Functions
12 5 (2.60%) Azure Storage
13 4 (2.08%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 33 (17.19%) DNS
2 26 (13.54%) Firewall
3 19 (9.90%) DHCP
4 10 (5.21%) TCP/IP
4 10 (5.21%) VoIP
4 10 (5.21%) VPN
4 10 (5.21%) WAN
5 7 (3.65%) LAN
5 7 (3.65%) Wireless
6 6 (3.13%) MPLS
6 6 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (2.60%) NetScaler
8 4 (2.08%) NAS
8 4 (2.08%) WebEx
9 3 (1.56%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (1.56%) Internet
9 3 (1.56%) IPv4
9 3 (1.56%) SAN
10 2 (1.04%) Kerberos
10 2 (1.04%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.65%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.60%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.60%) Azure SQL Database
4 5 (2.60%) Data Lake
4 5 (2.60%) SAP HANA
5 3 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.56%) Power BI
6 2 (1.04%) GIS
6 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.04%) PowerCenter
6 2 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.52%) DB2
7 1 (0.52%) DTS
7 1 (0.52%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (4.69%) JIRA
2 4 (2.08%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.56%) Eclipse
3 3 (1.56%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.04%) Bitbucket
4 2 (1.04%) Qt Creator
4 2 (1.04%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (1.04%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.52%) Crucible
5 1 (0.52%) FishEye
5 1 (0.52%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.52%) Subversion
5 1 (0.52%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 56 (29.17%) Finance
2 50 (26.04%) Social Skills
3 22 (11.46%) Banking
4 12 (6.25%) Financial Institution
5 11 (5.73%) Legal
6 8 (4.17%) Presentation Skills
7 7 (3.65%) Investment Banking
8 5 (2.60%) Front Office
8 5 (2.60%) Influencing Skills
9 4 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (2.08%) Law
10 3 (1.56%) French Language
10 3 (1.56%) Public Sector
10 3 (1.56%) Telecoms
11 2 (1.04%) Organisational Skills
11 2 (1.04%) Retail
12 1 (0.52%) Documentation Skills
12 1 (0.52%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 1 (0.52%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (25.00%) Architect
2 28 (14.58%) Analyst
3 27 (14.06%) Azure Architect
4 20 (10.42%) Support Engineer
5 19 (9.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 14 (7.29%) Azure Engineer
6 14 (7.29%) Cloud Engineer
7 13 (6.77%) Desktop Support
7 13 (6.77%) Support Analyst
8 10 (5.21%) Infrastructure Architect
9 9 (4.69%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (4.69%) Consultant
9 9 (4.69%) IT Support
9 9 (4.69%) Solutions Architect
10 8 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
10 8 (4.17%) IT Engineer
11 7 (3.65%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 7 (3.65%) IT Analyst
11 7 (3.65%) Service Desk Analyst
11 7 (3.65%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.21%) .NET
2 5 (2.60%) AngularJS
2 5 (2.60%) Kafka
2 5 (2.60%) REST
2 5 (2.60%) RESTful
3 4 (2.08%) JSON
3 4 (2.08%) LDAP
3 4 (2.08%) Node.js
4 3 (1.56%) OAuth
4 3 (1.56%) SailPoint
4 3 (1.56%) SAML
4 3 (1.56%) XMPP
5 2 (1.04%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.04%) Flutter
5 2 (1.04%) HTML
5 2 (1.04%) QML
5 2 (1.04%) Qt
5 2 (1.04%) React Native
5 2 (1.04%) YAML
6 1 (0.52%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.81%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.17%) Blackberry
3 7 (3.65%) Hedge funds
3 7 (3.65%) PKI
4 6 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (3.13%) iPhone
5 4 (2.08%) BYOD
5 4 (2.08%) CMDB
5 4 (2.08%) iPad
5 4 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.08%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.56%) Clustering
6 3 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.56%) Replication
6 3 (1.56%) User Experience
6 3 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.04%) Cloud Native
7 2 (1.04%) Housing Association
7 2 (1.04%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.04%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 112 (58.33%) Windows
2 45 (23.44%) Windows Server
3 35 (18.23%) Windows 10
4 22 (11.46%) Linux
5 17 (8.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (8.33%) Android
6 16 (8.33%) Windows Server 2016
7 13 (6.77%) Windows 7
8 11 (5.73%) Apple iOS
9 10 (5.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (4.69%) Windows Server 2019
11 7 (3.65%) Mac OS
11 7 (3.65%) Ubuntu
12 5 (2.60%) Debian
12 5 (2.60%) VMS
12 5 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (2.08%) Unix
14 2 (1.04%) AIX
14 2 (1.04%) HPUX
15 1 (0.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (28.13%) ITIL
1 54 (28.13%) Migration
2 25 (13.02%) PRINCE2
3 23 (11.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 18 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
5 17 (8.85%) DevOps
6 16 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
7 15 (7.81%) Agile
7 15 (7.81%) Project Delivery
8 13 (6.77%) Disaster Recovery
8 13 (6.77%) Information Security
9 12 (6.25%) Asset Management
10 11 (5.73%) Data Loss Prevention
10 11 (5.73%) ITSM
11 10 (5.21%) Infrastructure as Code
11 10 (5.21%) Mobile Device Management
11 10 (5.21%) Patch Management
11 10 (5.21%) Service Delivery
12 9 (4.69%) Data Protection
12 9 (4.69%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 23 (11.98%) SQL
3 15 (7.81%) Python
4 9 (4.69%) C#
4 9 (4.69%) Java
4 9 (4.69%) JavaScript
4 9 (4.69%) Perl
5 7 (3.65%) PHP
6 5 (2.60%) Bash
6 5 (2.60%) Go
6 5 (2.60%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.56%) C++
8 2 (1.04%) C
9 1 (0.52%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.52%) Groovy
9 1 (0.52%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.52%) Ruby
9 1 (0.52%) VB
9 1 (0.52%) VBA
9 1 (0.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (17.71%) Degree
2 25 (13.02%) CCNA
2 25 (13.02%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (13.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (12.50%) MCSE
4 22 (11.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 22 (11.46%) MCP
5 21 (10.94%) MCSA
5 21 (10.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (3.13%) Security Cleared
7 5 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (2.08%) CISSP
8 4 (2.08%) SC Cleared
8 4 (2.08%) TOGAF Certification
9 3 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.52%) GIAC
11 1 (0.52%) MCITP
11 1 (0.52%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (11.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (4.69%) GDPR
2 9 (4.69%) SLA
3 5 (2.60%) QA
4 4 (2.08%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (2.08%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 4 (2.08%) ISO 22301
5 3 (1.56%) COBIT
5 3 (1.56%) NIST
6 2 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 34 (17.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (6.25%) vSphere
3 9 (4.69%) Hyper-V
4 8 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (3.13%) Virtual Desktop
5 6 (3.13%) XenApp
5 6 (3.13%) XenDesktop
6 5 (2.60%) BitLocker
7 4 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.04%) Docker
9 2 (1.04%) Firmware
9 2 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.04%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.52%) NFS
10 1 (0.52%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 60 (31.25%) SCCM
2 33 (17.19%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (6.25%) Kubernetes
3 12 (6.25%) Terraform
4 8 (4.17%) SCOM
5 7 (3.65%) Single Sign-On
5 7 (3.65%) vCenter Server
6 5 (2.60%) Ansible
7 4 (2.08%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 4 (2.08%) Nexpose
8 2 (1.04%) Dollar Universe
8 2 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (1.04%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.04%) Packer
8 2 (1.04%) QRadar
8 2 (1.04%) SCSM
8 2 (1.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (1.04%) vRealize
8 2 (1.04%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 2 (1.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 123 (64.06%) Microsoft
2 48 (25.00%) VMware
3 41 (21.35%) Citrix
4 26 (13.54%) Cisco
5 24 (12.50%) ServiceNow
6 13 (6.77%) Okta
7 12 (6.25%) Bloomberg
8 10 (5.21%) HP
8 10 (5.21%) Red Hat
9 8 (4.17%) Apple
10 7 (3.65%) MuleSoft
10 7 (3.65%) Oracle
10 7 (3.65%) Reuters
10 7 (3.65%) SAP
11 6 (3.13%) EMC
12 5 (2.60%) Altiris
12 5 (2.60%) CheckPoint
12 5 (2.60%) NetApp
12 5 (2.60%) Palo Alto
12 5 (2.60%) Salesforce.com