Period
to 17 October 2019

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 17 October 2019 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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 26 34 56
Rank change year-on-year +8 +22 -13
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 396 403 276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 6.64% 5.74% 4.02%
As % of the System Software category 39.25% 32.76% 36.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 316 203
City of London median daily rate £425 £358 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.88% +5.93% -18.18%
10th Percentile £131 £128 £135
90th Percentile £588 £575 £549
Central London median daily rate £400 £355 £325
% change year-on-year +12.68% +9.23% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 33 23
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +11.76% -10.53%
10th Percentile £12.76 £13.31 £12.96
90th Percentile £31.50 £23.70 £29.20
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.25 £18.69
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.00% +20.58%

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 1,009 1,230 762
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 16.92% 17.52% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 813 990 614
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.50%
10th Percentile £216 £166 £198
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +3.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 38 23
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +13.24% -10.53%
10th Percentile £13.33 £13.31 £12.96
90th Percentile £46.42 £25.50 £29.20
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £18.69
% change year-on-year +5.00% +7.01% -1.63%

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019. 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 -4 4 - -
London Bridge -8 3 £298 -45.91%
Active Directory
Central London

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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.

1 291 (73.48%) Windows
2 235 (59.34%) Microsoft
3 179 (45.20%) Office 365
4 130 (32.83%) Windows 10
5 113 (28.54%) Azure
6 112 (28.28%) Finance
7 101 (25.51%) SCCM
8 94 (23.74%) PowerShell
8 94 (23.74%) Windows Server
9 88 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
10 83 (20.96%) VMware
11 82 (20.71%) Citrix
12 76 (19.19%) Windows 7
13 72 (18.18%) DNS
14 70 (17.68%) ITIL
15 61 (15.40%) Azure Active Directory
16 56 (14.14%) MS Exchange
17 55 (13.89%) SQL
18 53 (13.38%) Banking
19 52 (13.13%) Firewall
20 49 (12.37%) Migration
21 47 (11.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 46 (11.62%) VMware Infrastructure
22 46 (11.62%) XenApp
23 45 (11.36%) Problem-Solving
24 43 (10.86%) DHCP
25 42 (10.61%) SharePoint
25 42 (10.61%) XenDesktop
26 40 (10.10%) Microsoft Intune
27 38 (9.60%) Application Packaging

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 56 (14.14%) MS Exchange
2 42 (10.61%) SharePoint
3 26 (6.57%) Skype for Business
4 17 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (2.78%) IIS
6 9 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.01%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.76%) Confluence
9 3 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.25%) Apache
10 1 (0.25%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.25%) CMS
10 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.25%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.25%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.25%) SAS
10 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 88 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.25%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.25%) Houdini
3 1 (0.25%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.25%) Maya
Business Applications
1 8 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.52%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.25%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 179 (45.20%) Office 365
2 113 (28.54%) Azure
3 61 (15.40%) Azure Active Directory
4 25 (6.31%) AWS
5 12 (3.03%) SaaS
6 11 (2.78%) OneDrive
7 9 (2.27%) Azure Data Factory
7 9 (2.27%) PaaS
8 6 (1.52%) IaaS
8 6 (1.52%) Mimecast
9 5 (1.26%) G Suite
10 3 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.76%) Data Lake Analytics
10 3 (0.76%) Power Platform
10 3 (0.76%) Slack
11 2 (0.51%) Azure Functions
11 2 (0.51%) Azure Stack
11 2 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Flow
11 2 (0.51%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 72 (18.18%) DNS
2 52 (13.13%) Firewall
3 43 (10.86%) DHCP
4 30 (7.58%) TCP/IP
5 26 (6.57%) LAN
6 24 (6.06%) Skype
6 24 (6.06%) WAN
7 18 (4.55%) SAN
7 18 (4.55%) VPN
8 16 (4.04%) Wireless
9 14 (3.54%) VoIP
10 11 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (2.53%) Internet
11 10 (2.53%) IP Telephony
11 10 (2.53%) VLAN
12 6 (1.52%) Intranet
12 6 (1.52%) NAS
12 6 (1.52%) Remote Desktop
13 5 (1.26%) HTTP
13 5 (1.26%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.83%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.79%) Azure SQL Database
3 8 (2.02%) MySQL
3 8 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (1.52%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.01%) Data Lake
6 4 (1.01%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.51%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.51%) Big Data
7 2 (0.51%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.25%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.25%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (0.25%) Lumira
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.25%) Power BI
8 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 8 (2.02%) JIRA
2 7 (1.77%) MSI
3 5 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.01%) InstallShield
4 4 (1.01%) WinDbg
5 2 (0.51%) Hudson
5 2 (0.51%) Urban Turtle
5 2 (0.51%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.25%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.25%) ERwin
6 1 (0.25%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.25%) Maven
6 1 (0.25%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.25%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.25%) Spinnaker
6 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.25%) WiX
General
1 112 (28.28%) Finance
2 53 (13.38%) Banking
3 28 (7.07%) Public Sector
4 15 (3.79%) Law
5 13 (3.28%) German Language
5 13 (3.28%) Russian Language
6 12 (3.03%) Telecoms
7 9 (2.27%) Investment Banking
8 8 (2.02%) Marketing
8 8 (2.02%) Publishing
9 7 (1.77%) Electronics
9 7 (1.77%) Legal
9 7 (1.77%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.26%) Financial Institution
11 4 (1.01%) Retail
12 2 (0.51%) Back Office
12 2 (0.51%) Front Office
13 1 (0.25%) Advertising
13 1 (0.25%) Games
13 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 66 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 57 (14.39%) Analyst
3 56 (14.14%) Desktop Support
4 43 (10.86%) Desktop Engineer
5 39 (9.85%) Windows Engineer
6 37 (9.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 35 (8.84%) Administrator
8 34 (8.59%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 33 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
10 30 (7.58%) Architect
11 29 (7.32%) Azure Engineer
12 27 (6.82%) Support Analyst
13 26 (6.57%) Service Analyst
14 25 (6.31%) IT Support
15 22 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
16 20 (5.05%) Service Desk Analyst
17 18 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
18 17 (4.29%) IT Analyst
19 16 (4.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
19 16 (4.04%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.28%) .NET
2 4 (1.01%) REST
3 2 (0.51%) RESTful
3 2 (0.51%) SAML
3 2 (0.51%) SOAP
3 2 (0.51%) Software Packaging
3 2 (0.51%) Web Services
3 2 (0.51%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.25%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.25%) COM
4 1 (0.25%) HTML
4 1 (0.25%) JSON
4 1 (0.25%) LDAP
4 1 (0.25%) Node.js
4 1 (0.25%) React
4 1 (0.25%) XML
4 1 (0.25%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.81%) Blackberry
2 19 (4.80%) Data Centre
3 14 (3.54%) Management Information System
4 13 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.28%) iPhone
5 12 (3.03%) iPad
5 12 (3.03%) Public Cloud
5 12 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
6 9 (2.27%) PKI
7 7 (1.77%) User Experience
8 6 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.26%) Clustering
9 5 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.01%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.01%) Smartphone
10 4 (1.01%) Social Media
11 3 (0.76%) Hedge funds
11 3 (0.76%) Mobile Computing
11 3 (0.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 291 (73.48%) Windows
2 130 (32.83%) Windows 10
3 94 (23.74%) Windows Server
4 76 (19.19%) Windows 7
5 35 (8.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (7.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (6.57%) Android
8 24 (6.06%) Windows 8
9 20 (5.05%) Mac OS
10 18 (4.55%) Linux
11 16 (4.04%) Mac OS X
12 14 (3.54%) Apple iOS
13 7 (1.77%) Unix
14 6 (1.52%) Windows Mobile
15 3 (0.76%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.51%) Debian
16 2 (0.51%) VMS
17 1 (0.25%) CentOS
17 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 1 (0.25%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (17.68%) ITIL
2 49 (12.37%) Migration
3 47 (11.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 45 (11.36%) Problem-Solving
5 38 (9.60%) Application Packaging
6 25 (6.31%) Root Cause Analysis
7 23 (5.81%) Mobile Device Management
8 21 (5.30%) Disaster Recovery
9 20 (5.05%) Load Balancing
10 19 (4.80%) Service Management
11 18 (4.55%) DevOps
11 18 (4.55%) ITSM
11 18 (4.55%) Service Delivery
12 16 (4.04%) Information Security
12 16 (4.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 15 (3.79%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (3.79%) Break/Fix
14 14 (3.54%) Identity Access Management
14 14 (3.54%) Service Design
14 14 (3.54%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 94 (23.74%) PowerShell
2 55 (13.89%) SQL
3 16 (4.04%) VB
4 11 (2.78%) C#
5 9 (2.27%) VBScript
6 8 (2.02%) Python
7 5 (1.26%) VBA
8 4 (1.01%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.01%) C
9 3 (0.76%) Java
9 3 (0.76%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.51%) PHP
11 1 (0.25%) C++
11 1 (0.25%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.25%) Perl
11 1 (0.25%) PHP 4
11 1 (0.25%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 33 (8.33%) Degree
2 32 (8.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (5.81%) MCSE
4 16 (4.04%) MCSA
5 13 (3.28%) Security Cleared
6 11 (2.78%) MCP
6 11 (2.78%) SC Cleared
7 9 (2.27%) A+ Certification
8 7 (1.77%) CISSP
8 7 (1.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 7 (1.77%) MCDST
9 6 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.76%) BC Cleared
11 3 (0.76%) CCNA
11 3 (0.76%) CCNP
11 3 (0.76%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.76%) Network+ Certification
11 3 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.29%) SLA
2 4 (1.01%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (0.76%) QA
4 1 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.25%) GDPR
4 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.25%) PMO
System Software
1 46 (11.62%) VMware Infrastructure
1 46 (11.62%) XenApp
2 42 (10.61%) XenDesktop
3 26 (6.57%) Hyper-V
3 26 (6.57%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (3.28%) vSphere
5 12 (3.03%) Virtual Desktop
6 9 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (2.02%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (1.26%) DFS Replication
8 5 (1.26%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (1.01%) Xen
10 2 (0.51%) Docker
10 2 (0.51%) NFS
11 1 (0.25%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.25%) Firmware
11 1 (0.25%) vCloud
11 1 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.25%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 101 (25.51%) SCCM
2 40 (10.10%) Microsoft Intune
3 15 (3.79%) Single Sign-On
4 11 (2.78%) WSUS
5 10 (2.53%) Jamf Pro
6 9 (2.27%) SCOM
7 8 (2.02%) Perfmon
8 6 (1.52%) Backup Exec
9 5 (1.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 4 (1.01%) Ansible
10 4 (1.01%) Kubernetes
10 4 (1.01%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (1.01%) PingFederate
10 4 (1.01%) Terraform
10 4 (1.01%) WMI
10 4 (1.01%) XenMobile
11 3 (0.76%) DatAdvantage
11 3 (0.76%) SCOrch
11 3 (0.76%) vMotion
12 2 (0.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 235 (59.34%) Microsoft
2 83 (20.96%) VMware
3 82 (20.71%) Citrix
4 29 (7.32%) Cisco
5 25 (6.31%) Ivanti
6 21 (5.30%) Apple
7 17 (4.29%) HP
8 11 (2.78%) Symantec
9 9 (2.27%) Adobe
9 9 (2.27%) NetApp
9 9 (2.27%) ServiceNow
10 8 (2.02%) Google
10 8 (2.02%) Meraki
10 8 (2.02%) SAP
11 7 (1.77%) Bloomberg
11 7 (1.77%) Dell
12 6 (1.52%) Palo Alto
13 5 (1.26%) EMC
13 5 (1.26%) Fidessa
13 5 (1.26%) McAfee