Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 47 41
Rank change year-on-year +1 -6 -12
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 361 259 301
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.13% 4.18% 4.59%
As % of the System Software category 36.24% 40.47% 46.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 215 210
City of London median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +17.65%
10th Percentile £140 £119 £153
90th Percentile £550 £575 £575
Central London median daily rate £388 £375 £354
% change year-on-year +3.33% +6.01% +1.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 11 27
City of London median hourly rate £16.50 £21.25 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.35% +34.92% -8.70%
10th Percentile £10.73 £12.75 £11.50
90th Percentile £21.75 £26.00 £24.85
Central London median hourly rate £16.50 £21.25 £15.75
% change year-on-year -22.35% +34.92% -4.55%

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 996 640 652
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.15% 10.34% 9.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 784 511 508
City of London median daily rate £500 £460 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.70% +5.14% +9.38%
10th Percentile £227 £185 £213
90th Percentile £644 £625 £588
Central London median daily rate £500 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 14 29
City of London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.54% +27.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £10.95 £13.13 £11.50
90th Percentile £23.45 £55.00 £25.45
Central London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -19.54% +27.94% +3.03%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 20 April 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 - 2 - -
London Bridge -9 1 £120 -
Active Directory
Central London

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 261 (72.30%) Windows
2 176 (48.75%) Microsoft
3 106 (29.36%) Windows Server
4 94 (26.04%) Citrix
5 92 (25.48%) Office 365
6 91 (25.21%) Finance
7 90 (24.93%) Windows 10
8 84 (23.27%) SCCM
9 81 (22.44%) PowerShell
9 81 (22.44%) VMware
10 78 (21.61%) Windows 7
11 75 (20.78%) Microsoft Azure
11 75 (20.78%) Microsoft Office
12 66 (18.28%) ITIL
13 59 (16.34%) Migration
14 55 (15.24%) VMware Infrastructure
15 53 (14.68%) DNS
16 43 (11.91%) MS Exchange
16 43 (11.91%) Windows Server 2012
17 42 (11.63%) REST
18 40 (11.08%) Windows Server 2008
19 39 (10.80%) DHCP
20 37 (10.25%) Cisco
21 36 (9.97%) SQL
22 34 (9.42%) SQL Server
23 33 (9.14%) JSON
24 32 (8.86%) .NET
24 32 (8.86%) Firewall
25 30 (8.31%) C#
25 30 (8.31%) Blackberry

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 43 (11.91%) MS Exchange
2 18 (4.99%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (4.71%) SharePoint
4 15 (4.16%) IIS
5 11 (3.05%) Skype for Business
6 6 (1.66%) Apache Solr
6 6 (1.66%) Apache Spark
6 6 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.83%) Apache
8 3 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.83%) IBM Domino
8 3 (0.83%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.28%) Drupal
10 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.28%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.28%) SAS
Applications
1 75 (20.78%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (4.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (4.71%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.94%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.28%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (0.83%) LatentZero
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.28%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.28%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 92 (25.48%) Office 365
2 75 (20.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (5.82%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (5.54%) Azure Active Directory
5 15 (4.16%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (3.05%) PaaS
7 10 (2.77%) IaaS
8 9 (2.49%) Mimecast
9 7 (1.94%) OneDrive
10 5 (1.39%) SaaS
11 3 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.83%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.83%) Route 53
11 3 (0.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.28%) Datadog
12 1 (0.28%) GoToWebinar
12 1 (0.28%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.28%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 53 (14.68%) DNS
2 39 (10.80%) DHCP
3 32 (8.86%) Firewall
4 28 (7.76%) WAN
5 20 (5.54%) VPN
6 19 (5.26%) TCP/IP
7 18 (4.99%) LAN
8 17 (4.71%) Internet
9 14 (3.88%) MPLS
10 13 (3.60%) SSL
11 12 (3.32%) SAN
12 11 (3.05%) HTTP
13 10 (2.77%) IP Telephony
13 10 (2.77%) Network Security
13 10 (2.77%) Skype
14 8 (2.22%) Kerberos
14 8 (2.22%) Telnet
15 7 (1.94%) VoIP
16 6 (1.66%) Cisco IOS
16 6 (1.66%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (9.42%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.49%) Apache Cassandra
3 7 (1.94%) Blockchain
3 7 (1.94%) NoSQL
3 7 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.66%) Apache Hive
4 6 (1.66%) Hadoop
4 6 (1.66%) HBase
5 5 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (1.39%) MySQL
5 5 (1.39%) Power BI
5 5 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.83%) Bigtable
8 2 (0.55%) Big Data
8 2 (0.55%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.28%) IDOL
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 23 (6.37%) Visual Studio
2 19 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (4.99%) Visual Studio Team System
4 12 (3.32%) Jenkins
5 10 (2.77%) Git (software)
6 6 (1.66%) MSI
7 5 (1.39%) JIRA
8 4 (1.11%) Artifactory
8 4 (1.11%) Fiddler
9 3 (0.83%) AdminStudio
9 3 (0.83%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.55%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.55%) Chocolatey
11 1 (0.28%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.28%) JUnit
11 1 (0.28%) Maven
11 1 (0.28%) TeamCity
General
1 91 (25.21%) Finance
2 22 (6.09%) Legal
3 19 (5.26%) Banking
4 18 (4.99%) Law
5 12 (3.32%) Financial Institution
6 8 (2.22%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.94%) Publishing
8 4 (1.11%) Advertising
8 4 (1.11%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.83%) Back Office
10 1 (0.28%) Billing
10 1 (0.28%) Front Office
10 1 (0.28%) German Language
10 1 (0.28%) Marketing
10 1 (0.28%) Retail
10 1 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 65 (18.01%) Analyst
2 43 (11.91%) Desktop Support
3 32 (8.86%) Support Engineer
4 28 (7.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 25 (6.93%) Developer
6 23 (6.37%) Consultant
7 22 (6.09%) DevOps Engineer
8 21 (5.82%) Support Analyst
9 20 (5.54%) Azure Engineer
9 20 (5.54%) IT Support
10 19 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
10 19 (5.26%) Architect
10 19 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
11 18 (4.99%) Azure DevOps
11 18 (4.99%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 18 (4.99%) Service Analyst
12 17 (4.71%) Desktop Engineer
13 16 (4.43%) Infrastructure Manager
14 15 (4.16%) 1st Line Support
14 15 (4.16%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (11.63%) REST
2 33 (9.14%) JSON
3 32 (8.86%) .NET
4 22 (6.09%) LDAP
5 19 (5.26%) SOAP
6 18 (4.99%) Web Services
7 17 (4.71%) XML
8 16 (4.43%) HTML
9 10 (2.77%) SailPoint
10 8 (2.22%) AngularJS
11 7 (1.94%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (1.94%) Node.js
11 7 (1.94%) OAuth
11 7 (1.94%) RabbitMQ
12 6 (1.66%) Kafka
12 6 (1.66%) OAuth2
12 6 (1.66%) React
13 4 (1.11%) HTML5
13 4 (1.11%) JSON Schema
13 4 (1.11%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.31%) Blackberry
2 22 (6.09%) iPhone
3 18 (4.99%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.88%) Data Centre
4 14 (3.88%) iPad
5 11 (3.05%) Hedge funds
6 10 (2.77%) PKI
7 8 (2.22%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.94%) NHS
9 6 (1.66%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.66%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (1.66%) Smartphone
10 5 (1.39%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.11%) Microsoft Licensing
11 4 (1.11%) Reference Data
12 3 (0.83%) Replication
12 3 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
13 2 (0.55%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.55%) Clustering
13 2 (0.55%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 261 (72.30%) Windows
2 106 (29.36%) Windows Server
3 90 (24.93%) Windows 10
4 78 (21.61%) Windows 7
5 43 (11.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (11.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (6.37%) Linux
8 16 (4.43%) Android
9 13 (3.60%) Windows 8
10 10 (2.77%) Apple iOS
11 9 (2.49%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (1.94%) Mac OS X
13 6 (1.66%) Mac OS
13 6 (1.66%) Unix
14 5 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (1.11%) Windows XP
15 4 (1.11%) zOS
16 3 (0.83%) Windows 2000
17 1 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
17 1 (0.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (18.28%) ITIL
2 59 (16.34%) Migration
3 28 (7.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 27 (7.48%) Project Management
5 26 (7.20%) Change Management
5 26 (7.20%) Service Management
6 25 (6.93%) DevOps
6 25 (6.93%) Problem-Solving
7 24 (6.65%) PRINCE2
8 20 (5.54%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (5.54%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (5.54%) User Acceptance Testing
9 19 (5.26%) Identity Access Management
9 19 (5.26%) Test Scripting
10 18 (4.99%) ITSM
11 16 (4.43%) Problem Management
11 16 (4.43%) Server Building
12 15 (4.16%) Business Analysis
12 15 (4.16%) Prototyping
13 14 (3.88%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 81 (22.44%) PowerShell
2 36 (9.97%) SQL
3 30 (8.31%) C#
4 25 (6.93%) Java
5 15 (4.16%) VBScript
6 14 (3.88%) JavaScript
7 10 (2.77%) BeanShell
8 5 (1.39%) VB
8 5 (1.39%) XPath
9 3 (0.83%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.55%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.55%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.28%) AppleScript
11 1 (0.28%) Perl
11 1 (0.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 28 (7.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (5.26%) MCSE
3 18 (4.99%) Security Cleared
4 14 (3.88%) Degree
4 14 (3.88%) SC Cleared
5 11 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (2.49%) CCNA
6 9 (2.49%) MCP
7 8 (2.22%) MCSA
7 8 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (1.66%) MCITP
9 5 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (1.11%) CISSP
10 4 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.83%) CCNP
11 3 (0.83%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.55%) MCTS
13 1 (0.28%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.28%) PMP
13 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.60%) SLA
2 5 (1.39%) GDPR
3 4 (1.11%) QA
4 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.28%) PMO
System Software
1 55 (15.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (7.20%) XenApp
3 23 (6.37%) Hyper-V
4 20 (5.54%) vSphere
5 18 (4.99%) XenDesktop
6 16 (4.43%) Microsoft App-V
7 11 (3.05%) BitLocker
7 11 (3.05%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (3.05%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (1.94%) VMware Workstation
9 6 (1.66%) Apache Flume
9 6 (1.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 6 (1.66%) HDFS
9 6 (1.66%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (1.39%) Docker
11 2 (0.55%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.55%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.55%) Xen
12 1 (0.28%) Firmware
12 1 (0.28%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 84 (23.27%) SCCM
2 11 (3.05%) SCOM
3 10 (2.77%) Backup Exec
3 10 (2.77%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (1.66%) AirWatch
4 6 (1.66%) Ambari
4 6 (1.66%) Apache Slider
4 6 (1.66%) Hadoop YARN
4 6 (1.66%) Oozie
4 6 (1.66%) Puppet
5 5 (1.39%) Ansible
5 5 (1.39%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (1.39%) WSUS
6 4 (1.11%) Nessus
6 4 (1.11%) NetBackup
6 4 (1.11%) Terraform
6 4 (1.11%) vCenter Server
7 3 (0.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.83%) vRealize
Vendors
1 176 (48.75%) Microsoft
2 94 (26.04%) Citrix
3 81 (22.44%) VMware
4 37 (10.25%) Cisco
5 21 (5.82%) HP
6 18 (4.99%) ServiceNow
7 17 (4.71%) Apple
8 16 (4.43%) Ivanti
9 11 (3.05%) Dell
10 9 (2.49%) Qualys
11 8 (2.22%) CheckPoint
11 8 (2.22%) NetApp
11 8 (2.22%) Oracle
12 7 (1.94%) Apigee
12 7 (1.94%) Bloomberg
12 7 (1.94%) Remedy
13 6 (1.66%) CyberArk
13 6 (1.66%) Hortonworks
13 6 (1.66%) Palo Alto
13 6 (1.66%) Veeam