Period
to 18 January 2022

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 January 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
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 36 40 29
Rank change year-on-year +4 -11 +2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 223 101 303
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 5.58% 4.95% 6.14%
As % of the System Software category 36.56% 32.48% 41.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 70 229
10th Percentile £150 £150 £130
25th Percentile £189 £240 £200
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £408 £365
Median % change year-on-year +22.70% +11.64% -2.67%
75th Percentile £550 £513 £500
90th Percentile £588 £601 £600
Central London median daily rate £480 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +20.00% +14.29% -7.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 14
10th Percentile - £22.60 £12.52
25th Percentile £24.25 £22.75 £18.68
Median hourly rate £24.50 £23.00 £20.42
Median % change year-on-year +6.52% +12.66% +21.88%
75th Percentile £29.88 - £21.18
90th Percentile £32.95 - £23.93
Central London median hourly rate £24.50 £23.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +6.52% +17.95% +4.00%

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 610 311 722
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 15.25% 15.24% 14.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 240 581
10th Percentile £220 £232 £200
25th Percentile £464 £383 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £665 £588 £588
90th Percentile £763 £638 £650
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 16
10th Percentile - £22.60 £12.59
25th Percentile £24.25 £22.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate £24.50 £23.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +6.52% +15.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £29.88 - £21.06
90th Percentile £32.95 - £23.38
Central London median hourly rate £24.50 £23.00 £19.33
% change year-on-year +6.52% +19.02% +1.71%

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 18 January 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
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 18 January 2022.

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 January 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
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 1 £220 -
Active Directory
Central London

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 139 (62.33%) Windows
2 123 (55.16%) Microsoft
3 114 (51.12%) Azure
4 112 (50.22%) Microsoft 365
5 73 (32.74%) Finance
6 61 (27.35%) VMware
7 55 (24.66%) Migration
7 55 (24.66%) Windows Server
8 51 (22.87%) Social Skills
8 51 (22.87%) Azure Active Directory
9 50 (22.42%) PowerShell
10 48 (21.52%) VMware Infrastructure
10 48 (21.52%) DNS
11 42 (18.83%) Windows 10
12 40 (17.94%) Citrix
13 39 (17.49%) SCCM
14 34 (15.25%) DHCP
14 34 (15.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 33 (14.80%) ITIL
15 33 (14.80%) Microsoft Intune
16 31 (13.90%) DevOps
17 29 (13.00%) SQL
18 28 (12.56%) Windows 7
19 25 (11.21%) Problem-Solving
20 24 (10.76%) Firewall
21 23 (10.31%) SQL Server
21 23 (10.31%) Microsoft Office
22 22 (9.87%) Agile Software Development
23 21 (9.42%) Linux
24 20 (8.97%) Terraform

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 16 (7.17%) SharePoint
2 15 (6.73%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.24%) Confluence
3 5 (2.24%) IIS
4 2 (0.90%) Apache
4 2 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.90%) IBM Notes
4 2 (0.90%) NServiceBus
4 2 (0.90%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.45%) CMS
5 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.45%) JBoss
5 1 (0.45%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 23 (10.31%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.45%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 114 (51.12%) Azure
2 112 (50.22%) Microsoft 365
3 51 (22.87%) Azure Active Directory
4 18 (8.07%) PaaS
5 16 (7.17%) IaaS
6 15 (6.73%) AWS
7 14 (6.28%) SaaS
8 12 (5.38%) Mimecast
9 9 (4.04%) GitHub
10 7 (3.14%) Power Platform
10 7 (3.14%) Serverless
11 6 (2.69%) Azure Functions
11 6 (2.69%) Azure Monitor
11 6 (2.69%) NuGet
11 6 (2.69%) Nutanix
11 6 (2.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (1.35%) PowerApps
13 2 (0.90%) Azure Event Grid
13 2 (0.90%) Azure Service Bus
13 2 (0.90%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 48 (21.52%) DNS
2 34 (15.25%) DHCP
3 24 (10.76%) Firewall
4 16 (7.17%) MPLS
5 13 (5.83%) VPN
6 11 (4.93%) TCP/IP
6 11 (4.93%) Wireless
7 10 (4.48%) IP Telephony
8 8 (3.59%) SAN
8 8 (3.59%) WAN
9 6 (2.69%) Internet
9 6 (2.69%) Kerberos
9 6 (2.69%) LAN
9 6 (2.69%) NAS
9 6 (2.69%) NetScaler
10 4 (1.79%) DMZ
10 4 (1.79%) Intranet
11 3 (1.35%) IPv4
11 3 (1.35%) Network Security
11 3 (1.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (10.31%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.14%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.79%) Power BI
4 4 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.35%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.90%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.45%) Amazon Athena
7 1 (0.45%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.45%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.45%) Cognos Impromptu
7 1 (0.45%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.45%) Redis
7 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2019
7 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (3.59%) Git (software)
1 8 (3.59%) GitLab
1 8 (3.59%) Jenkins
1 8 (3.59%) JIRA
1 8 (3.59%) TeamCity
2 5 (2.24%) Selenium
3 4 (1.79%) Eclipse
3 4 (1.79%) SonarQube
3 4 (1.79%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (1.79%) Subversion
3 4 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.35%) Cucumber
4 3 (1.35%) InstallShield
4 3 (1.35%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (1.35%) Robot Framework
4 3 (1.35%) SpecFlow
4 3 (1.35%) Zephyr
5 2 (0.90%) MSI
5 2 (0.90%) TestComplete
5 2 (0.90%) WebDriver
General
1 73 (32.74%) Finance
2 51 (22.87%) Social Skills
3 18 (8.07%) Banking
4 7 (3.14%) Investment Banking
4 7 (3.14%) Law
5 6 (2.69%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.24%) Influencing Skills
6 5 (2.24%) Legal
7 4 (1.79%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.79%) Front Office
7 4 (1.79%) Presentation Skills
8 3 (1.35%) Back Office
8 3 (1.35%) International Banking
8 3 (1.35%) Organisational Skills
9 2 (0.90%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.90%) Public Sector
9 2 (0.90%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.45%) Billing
10 1 (0.45%) French Language
10 1 (0.45%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 31 (13.90%) Analyst
2 21 (9.42%) Azure Engineer
2 21 (9.42%) Consultant
3 20 (8.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 19 (8.52%) Architect
4 19 (8.52%) IT Support
5 18 (8.07%) Field Engineer
6 17 (7.62%) Field Hardware Engineer
6 17 (7.62%) Field Service Engineer
6 17 (7.62%) Field Service Hardware Engineer
6 17 (7.62%) Hardware Engineer
6 17 (7.62%) Mobile Engineer
7 16 (7.17%) Cloud Engineer
7 16 (7.17%) Security Engineer
7 16 (7.17%) Support Engineer
8 14 (6.28%) Security Consultant
8 14 (6.28%) Security Technical Consultant
8 14 (6.28%) Technical Consultant
8 14 (6.28%) Technical Engineer
8 14 (6.28%) Technical Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.73%) LDAP
2 11 (4.93%) SAML
3 10 (4.48%) OAuth
4 9 (4.04%) .NET
5 8 (3.59%) OAuth2
6 5 (2.24%) REST
7 4 (1.79%) ARM Templates
7 4 (1.79%) React
8 3 (1.35%) Node.js
9 2 (0.90%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.90%) JSON
9 2 (0.90%) JWT
9 2 (0.90%) Middleware
9 2 (0.90%) OpenID
9 2 (0.90%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (0.90%) SailPoint
9 2 (0.90%) Spring
9 2 (0.90%) Web Services
9 2 (0.90%) YAML
10 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Graph
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.62%) Data Centre
2 11 (4.93%) Replication
3 9 (4.04%) Fat Client
3 9 (4.04%) Thin Client
4 7 (3.14%) Clustering
4 7 (3.14%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.24%) Blackberry
5 5 (2.24%) Cloud Native
5 5 (2.24%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.79%) CMDB
6 4 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (1.79%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (1.79%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.35%) Hedge funds
7 3 (1.35%) PKI
8 2 (0.90%) BYOD
8 2 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.90%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.90%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 139 (62.33%) Windows
2 55 (24.66%) Windows Server
3 42 (18.83%) Windows 10
4 28 (12.56%) Windows 7
5 21 (9.42%) Linux
6 20 (8.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (6.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (5.38%) Windows Server 2016
8 12 (5.38%) Windows Server 2019
9 7 (3.14%) Unix
10 6 (2.69%) Android
11 5 (2.24%) Mac OS X
11 5 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.79%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.79%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.90%) Solaris
13 2 (0.90%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.45%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (24.66%) Migration
2 34 (15.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 33 (14.80%) ITIL
4 31 (13.90%) DevOps
5 25 (11.21%) Problem-Solving
6 22 (9.87%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (8.97%) Information Security
8 19 (8.52%) Break/Fix
8 19 (8.52%) Cybersecurity
9 17 (7.62%) PRINCE2
9 17 (7.62%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (7.17%) Change Control
10 16 (7.17%) Email Migration
10 16 (7.17%) Project Delivery
10 16 (7.17%) Time Management
11 15 (6.73%) Configuration Management
11 15 (6.73%) Infrastructure as Code
11 15 (6.73%) Risk Management
12 14 (6.28%) Change Management
12 14 (6.28%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (22.42%) PowerShell
2 29 (13.00%) SQL
3 9 (4.04%) C#
3 9 (4.04%) Python
4 4 (1.79%) VB
4 4 (1.79%) VBScript
5 3 (1.35%) Java
5 3 (1.35%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.35%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.35%) TypeScript
6 2 (0.90%) Bash
6 2 (0.90%) Go
6 2 (0.90%) PHP
6 2 (0.90%) VBA
7 1 (0.45%) C
7 1 (0.45%) Groovy
7 1 (0.45%) R
Qualifications
1 15 (6.73%) Degree
2 13 (5.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (4.04%) MCSE
4 7 (3.14%) CCNA
4 7 (3.14%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (3.14%) CISSP
5 5 (2.24%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (1.79%) MCITP
6 4 (1.79%) MCP
6 4 (1.79%) MCSA
6 4 (1.79%) MCTS
6 4 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (1.35%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.35%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.90%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.90%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.90%) TOGAF Certification
8 2 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.45%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (4.04%) SLA
3 3 (1.35%) GDPR
4 2 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 2 (0.90%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.45%) COBIT
5 1 (0.45%) NIST
5 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 48 (21.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (8.97%) Hyper-V
3 12 (5.38%) Docker
3 12 (5.38%) vSphere
4 11 (4.93%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (3.59%) Virtual Desktop
5 8 (3.59%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (2.69%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (2.24%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (1.79%) XenApp
8 4 (1.79%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.90%) NFS
10 1 (0.45%) Firmware
10 1 (0.45%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.45%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 39 (17.49%) SCCM
2 33 (14.80%) Microsoft Intune
3 20 (8.97%) Terraform
4 13 (5.83%) Kubernetes
5 12 (5.38%) Ansible
6 9 (4.04%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 7 (3.14%) Puppet
7 7 (3.14%) vCenter Server
8 6 (2.69%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (2.24%) SCOM
10 4 (1.79%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (1.35%) Control-M
11 3 (1.35%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (1.35%) Jamf Pro
11 3 (1.35%) Netcool
11 3 (1.35%) QRadar
11 3 (1.35%) Tivoli
11 3 (1.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 2 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 123 (55.16%) Microsoft
2 61 (27.35%) VMware
3 40 (17.94%) Citrix
4 20 (8.97%) Cisco
5 14 (6.28%) ServiceNow
6 9 (4.04%) Okta
7 8 (3.59%) Apple
7 8 (3.59%) CyberArk
8 7 (3.14%) IBM
9 5 (2.24%) SolarWinds
9 5 (2.24%) Veeam
10 4 (1.79%) HP
10 4 (1.79%) Ivanti
10 4 (1.79%) Qualys
10 4 (1.79%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.79%) SaltStack
10 4 (1.79%) Zerto
11 3 (1.35%) Bloomberg
11 3 (1.35%) BMC
11 3 (1.35%) EMC