Period
to 7 March 2021

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 7 March 2021 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
7 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 39 28 24
Rank change year-on-year -11 -4 +16
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 121 266 468
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 5.40% 5.87% 6.92%
As % of the System Software category 32.70% 41.76% 37.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 198 366
Median daily rate £413 £368 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.24% -4.61% -6.04%
10th Percentile £150 £131 £135
90th Percentile £573 £604 £588
Central London median daily rate £423 £335 £375
% change year-on-year +26.12% -10.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 20
Median hourly rate £23.00 £19.33 £16.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.02% +18.56% -9.44%
Central London median hourly rate £23.00 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +22.99% - +18.73%

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 370 637 1,264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 16.51% 14.05% 18.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 508 963
Median daily rate £513 £506 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.23% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £272 £200 £158
90th Percentile £670 £650 £655
Central London median daily rate £515 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +3.00% -4.76% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 22
Median hourly rate £23.00 £18.70 £16.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.99% +14.72% -22.38%
Median hourly rate £23.00 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +22.99% - -6.50%

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 7 March 2021.

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

For the 6 months to 7 March 2021, 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 81 (66.94%) Microsoft
2 77 (63.64%) Windows
3 69 (57.02%) Azure
4 41 (33.88%) PowerShell
5 40 (33.06%) Finance
6 38 (31.40%) SharePoint
6 38 (31.40%) Microsoft 365
7 33 (27.27%) Azure Active Directory
8 32 (26.45%) VMware
9 29 (23.97%) DNS
9 29 (23.97%) Windows Server
10 24 (19.83%) DevOps
10 24 (19.83%) VMware Infrastructure
10 24 (19.83%) SQL Server
10 24 (19.83%) Information Security
11 23 (19.01%) Agile Software Development
12 22 (18.18%) QA
13 21 (17.36%) Octopus Deploy
13 21 (17.36%) Power BI
13 21 (17.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 21 (17.36%) Power Platform
14 20 (16.53%) C#
15 19 (15.70%) .NET
15 19 (15.70%) ASP.NET
15 19 (15.70%) Software Engineering
15 19 (15.70%) Continuous Improvement
16 18 (14.88%) Mentoring
16 18 (14.88%) React
16 18 (14.88%) AngularJS
16 18 (14.88%) Analytics

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 38 (31.40%) SharePoint
2 11 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 6 (4.96%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.65%) Confluence
6 1 (0.83%) Apache
6 1 (0.83%) IIS
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.83%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (3.31%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.83%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 69 (57.02%) Azure
2 38 (31.40%) Microsoft 365
3 33 (27.27%) Azure Active Directory
4 21 (17.36%) Power Platform
5 13 (10.74%) AWS
6 5 (4.13%) IaaS
7 4 (3.31%) PaaS
7 4 (3.31%) SaaS
8 3 (2.48%) GCP
9 2 (1.65%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (1.65%) Datadog
9 2 (1.65%) GitHub
9 2 (1.65%) OneDrive
9 2 (1.65%) Power Automate
10 1 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.83%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 29 (23.97%) DNS
2 14 (11.57%) Firewall
3 13 (10.74%) DHCP
4 9 (7.44%) VPN
5 8 (6.61%) SAN
5 8 (6.61%) Skype
6 5 (4.13%) Kerberos
6 5 (4.13%) MPLS
7 4 (3.31%) LAN
7 4 (3.31%) WAN
8 3 (2.48%) TCP/IP
8 3 (2.48%) VSAN
8 3 (2.48%) Wireless
9 2 (1.65%) HTTPS
9 2 (1.65%) Internet
9 2 (1.65%) Intranet
9 2 (1.65%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.65%) SSL
9 2 (1.65%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.65%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (19.83%) SQL Server
2 21 (17.36%) Power BI
3 2 (1.65%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (1.65%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.83%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.83%) MySQL
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2017
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2019
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (17.36%) Octopus Deploy
2 6 (4.96%) JIRA
3 2 (1.65%) Subversion
3 2 (1.65%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.83%) Hudson
4 1 (0.83%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.83%) JUnit
4 1 (0.83%) PyUnit
4 1 (0.83%) Serena SBM
4 1 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio
General
1 40 (33.06%) Finance
2 13 (10.74%) Banking
3 6 (4.96%) Legal
4 5 (4.13%) Law
5 3 (2.48%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.48%) International Banking
6 2 (1.65%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.65%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.83%) Back Office
7 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.83%) Retail
7 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (14.88%) Analyst
1 18 (14.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (10.74%) Technical Leader
3 11 (9.09%) Deskside Engineer
4 10 (8.26%) Administrator
5 9 (7.44%) Azure Engineer
5 9 (7.44%) Cloud Engineer
5 9 (7.44%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (7.44%) Desktop Support
6 8 (6.61%) Architect
6 8 (6.61%) Consultant
7 7 (5.79%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (5.79%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (4.13%) Active Directory Engineer
8 5 (4.13%) Analyst Developer
8 5 (4.13%) Developer
8 5 (4.13%) IT Engineer
8 5 (4.13%) Principal Developer
9 4 (3.31%) Security Engineer
9 4 (3.31%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (15.70%) .NET
1 19 (15.70%) ASP.NET
2 18 (14.88%) AngularJS
2 18 (14.88%) ASP.NET Core
2 18 (14.88%) React
3 7 (5.79%) SailPoint
4 5 (4.13%) LDAP
5 2 (1.65%) COM
5 2 (1.65%) YAML
6 1 (0.83%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.88%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (6.61%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.13%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (4.13%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.31%) Replication
6 2 (1.65%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 2 (1.65%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.65%) iPad
6 2 (1.65%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.65%) Robotics
6 2 (1.65%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.83%) BYOD
7 1 (0.83%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.83%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.83%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.83%) iPhone
7 1 (0.83%) Oculus Rift
7 1 (0.83%) User Experience
7 1 (0.83%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 77 (63.64%) Windows
2 29 (23.97%) Windows Server
3 16 (13.22%) Windows 10
4 11 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (9.09%) Windows Server 2016
5 9 (7.44%) Linux
6 7 (5.79%) Unix
7 6 (4.96%) Apple iOS
8 5 (4.13%) Windows Server 2019
9 4 (3.31%) Windows 7
9 4 (3.31%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.65%) Android
10 2 (1.65%) Solaris
10 2 (1.65%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (19.83%) DevOps
1 24 (19.83%) Information Security
2 23 (19.01%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (17.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 19 (15.70%) Continuous Improvement
4 19 (15.70%) Software Engineering
5 18 (14.88%) Analytics
5 18 (14.88%) Business Intelligence
5 18 (14.88%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (14.88%) Mentoring
5 18 (14.88%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 18 (14.88%) TDD
6 16 (13.22%) Mobile Device Management
6 16 (13.22%) Project Delivery
7 13 (10.74%) Migration
7 13 (10.74%) Project Roadmap
8 12 (9.92%) Patch Management
9 11 (9.09%) ITSM
10 10 (8.26%) ITIL
10 10 (8.26%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 41 (33.88%) PowerShell
2 20 (16.53%) C#
3 18 (14.88%) JavaScript
3 18 (14.88%) TypeScript
4 9 (7.44%) SQL
5 6 (4.96%) Python
6 4 (3.31%) VBScript
7 3 (2.48%) Java
7 3 (2.48%) VB
8 2 (1.65%) BeanShell
8 2 (1.65%) Go
9 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.83%) Perl
9 1 (0.83%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (12.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (10.74%) MCSE
2 13 (10.74%) SC Cleared
2 13 (10.74%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.13%) Degree
4 4 (3.31%) CISSP
4 4 (3.31%) MCSA
5 3 (2.48%) MCP
5 3 (2.48%) MCTS
5 3 (2.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.65%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 2 (1.65%) CCSP
6 2 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.65%) CISM
6 2 (1.65%) CREST Certified
6 2 (1.65%) GCFA
6 2 (1.65%) GCIA
6 2 (1.65%) GCIH
6 2 (1.65%) SSCP
7 1 (0.83%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (18.18%) QA
2 2 (1.65%) COBIT
2 2 (1.65%) NIST
3 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.83%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (19.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (7.44%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (4.96%) Hyper-V
3 6 (4.96%) vSphere
4 2 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.65%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.65%) VMFS
4 2 (1.65%) XenApp
5 1 (0.83%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
5 1 (0.83%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.83%) UAG
5 1 (0.83%) vCloud
5 1 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 18 (14.88%) SCCM
2 8 (6.61%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (5.79%) vCenter Server
4 5 (4.13%) Terraform
5 4 (3.31%) PowerCLI
6 3 (2.48%) SCOM
7 2 (1.65%) Control-M
7 2 (1.65%) CSIRT
7 2 (1.65%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (1.65%) Nagios
7 2 (1.65%) Packer
7 2 (1.65%) QRadar
7 2 (1.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (1.65%) Tivoli
7 2 (1.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.83%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.83%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.83%) Icinga
8 1 (0.83%) Puppet
8 1 (0.83%) vRealize
Vendors
1 81 (66.94%) Microsoft
2 32 (26.45%) VMware
3 13 (10.74%) Citrix
4 10 (8.26%) HP
5 9 (7.44%) Cisco
6 8 (6.61%) CyberArk
6 8 (6.61%) EMC
6 8 (6.61%) ServiceNow
7 7 (5.79%) SolarWinds
8 5 (4.13%) Okta
9 4 (3.31%) CheckPoint
9 4 (3.31%) Dell
9 4 (3.31%) IBM
9 4 (3.31%) SAP
10 3 (2.48%) Apple
10 3 (2.48%) Avaya
10 3 (2.48%) Ivanti
10 3 (2.48%) Qualys
10 3 (2.48%) Symantec
11 2 (1.65%) Altiris