Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 24 41 54
Rank change year-on-year +17 +13 -14
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 447 361 257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 6.94% 5.21% 4.11%
As % of the System Software category 37.56% 34.15% 39.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 271 211
City of London median daily rate £425 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57% -12.50%
10th Percentile £150 £128 £106
90th Percentile £575 £569 £575
Central London median daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14% -9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 34 13
City of London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.13 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.19% -10.00% +34.92%
10th Percentile £12.61 £11.81 £13.10
90th Percentile £24.43 £22.40 £175.75
Central London median hourly rate £19.63 £19.25 £19.97
% change year-on-year +1.95% -3.61% +26.79%

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 1,190 1,057 647
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 18.48% 15.24% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 917 845 530
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.95% +3.89%
10th Percentile £206 £213 £196
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 37 13
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.25 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -9.41% +29.77%
10th Percentile £12.76 £11.81 £13.10
90th Percentile £42.62 £23.60 £175.75
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +29.77%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 24 June 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
London Bridge -26 8 £575 +379.17%
Moorgate -8 7 - -
Active Directory
Central London

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 331 (74.05%) Windows
2 257 (57.49%) Microsoft
3 193 (43.18%) Office 365
4 163 (36.47%) Finance
5 145 (32.44%) Microsoft Azure
6 129 (28.86%) Windows 10
7 125 (27.96%) PowerShell
8 122 (27.29%) SCCM
9 111 (24.83%) Windows Server
10 109 (24.38%) Windows 7
11 106 (23.71%) DNS
12 92 (20.58%) Microsoft Office
13 90 (20.13%) Citrix
14 87 (19.46%) VMware
15 78 (17.45%) Migration
16 76 (17.00%) MS Exchange
17 70 (15.66%) ITIL
18 68 (15.21%) SQL
19 67 (14.99%) Azure Active Directory
20 66 (14.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 60 (13.42%) SharePoint
22 57 (12.75%) DHCP
23 55 (12.30%) Firewall
23 55 (12.30%) Banking
24 47 (10.51%) Skype for Business
25 45 (10.07%) Skype
26 44 (9.84%) TCP/IP
27 43 (9.62%) SQL Server
27 43 (9.62%) Windows Server 2012
28 41 (9.17%) VMware Infrastructure

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 76 (17.00%) MS Exchange
2 60 (13.42%) SharePoint
3 47 (10.51%) Skype for Business
4 25 (5.59%) IIS
5 23 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 23 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (1.12%) IBM Notes
7 4 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (0.89%) Confluence
7 4 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.45%) MS Project Server
9 2 (0.45%) SAS
10 1 (0.22%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.22%) CMS
10 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.22%) JBoss
10 1 (0.22%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 92 (20.58%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (1.34%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.22%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.22%) Revit
4 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.57%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.22%) BPCS
2 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.22%) Eikon
2 1 (0.22%) HFM
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.22%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.22%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.22%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 193 (43.18%) Office 365
2 145 (32.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 67 (14.99%) Azure Active Directory
4 33 (7.38%) Amazon AWS
5 20 (4.47%) IaaS
6 16 (3.58%) PaaS
7 11 (2.46%) OneDrive
8 10 (2.24%) Yammer
9 9 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (1.57%) Power Platform
11 6 (1.34%) SaaS
12 5 (1.12%) Mimecast
13 3 (0.67%) Serverless
13 3 (0.67%) Slack
14 2 (0.45%) Azure Data Factory
14 2 (0.45%) G Suite
14 2 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Flow
15 1 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
15 1 (0.22%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 106 (23.71%) DNS
2 57 (12.75%) DHCP
3 55 (12.30%) Firewall
4 45 (10.07%) Skype
5 44 (9.84%) TCP/IP
6 39 (8.72%) LAN
7 36 (8.05%) WAN
8 20 (4.47%) SAN
9 19 (4.25%) Wireless
10 16 (3.58%) Internet
11 14 (3.13%) VPN
12 10 (2.24%) IP Telephony
13 9 (2.01%) MPLS
14 8 (1.79%) iSCSI
15 7 (1.57%) NAS
16 6 (1.34%) Fibre Channel
16 6 (1.34%) Network Security
16 6 (1.34%) SMTP
16 6 (1.34%) Wi-Fi
17 5 (1.12%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (9.62%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.13%) Azure SQL Database
3 11 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (2.01%) Amazon RDS
5 8 (1.79%) MySQL
5 8 (1.79%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (1.12%) Power BI
7 4 (0.89%) Big Data
7 4 (0.89%) Data Lake
7 4 (0.89%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.89%) SQL Server 2017
8 2 (0.45%) Cosmos DB
8 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.22%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.22%) HSQLDB
9 1 (0.22%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.22%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (3.80%) MSI
2 8 (1.79%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.57%) JIRA
3 7 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.57%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.89%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (0.89%) WiX
5 2 (0.45%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.22%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.22%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.22%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.22%) ERwin
6 1 (0.22%) git-flow
6 1 (0.22%) Hudson
6 1 (0.22%) JMeter
6 1 (0.22%) JUnit
6 1 (0.22%) Selenium
6 1 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 163 (36.47%) Finance
2 55 (12.30%) Banking
3 15 (3.36%) Investment Banking
4 14 (3.13%) Law
5 7 (1.57%) German Language
5 7 (1.57%) Russian Language
6 4 (0.89%) Advertising
6 4 (0.89%) Legal
6 4 (0.89%) Retail
7 3 (0.67%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.45%) Publishing
8 2 (0.45%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.22%) Back Office
9 1 (0.22%) Billing
9 1 (0.22%) Front Office
9 1 (0.22%) International Banking
9 1 (0.22%) Military
9 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 71 (15.88%) Analyst
2 54 (12.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 52 (11.63%) Desktop Support
4 44 (9.84%) Support Engineer
5 42 (9.40%) Desktop Engineer
6 40 (8.95%) Azure Engineer
6 40 (8.95%) Windows Engineer
7 36 (8.05%) 2nd Line Support
8 31 (6.94%) Architect
9 30 (6.71%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 30 (6.71%) Support Analyst
10 29 (6.49%) Service Analyst
11 26 (5.82%) IT Support
11 26 (5.82%) Service Desk Analyst
12 25 (5.59%) Administrator
13 20 (4.47%) Active Directory Engineer
14 19 (4.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 16 (3.58%) 1st/2nd Line Support
15 16 (3.58%) Consultant
16 15 (3.36%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (6.04%) .NET
2 9 (2.01%) .NET Framework
2 9 (2.01%) LDAP
3 8 (1.79%) JSON
4 7 (1.57%) Software Packaging
5 6 (1.34%) ASP.NET
5 6 (1.34%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (1.34%) Microsoft Graph
5 6 (1.34%) X-Windows
6 5 (1.12%) AngularJS
6 5 (1.12%) HTML
6 5 (1.12%) jQuery
6 5 (1.12%) Node.js
7 4 (0.89%) Ajax
7 4 (0.89%) Web Services
8 3 (0.67%) REST
9 2 (0.45%) SailPoint
9 2 (0.45%) SOAP
9 2 (0.45%) XML
10 1 (0.22%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 20 (4.47%) Data Centre
2 18 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.80%) Blackberry
4 15 (3.36%) Clustering
5 14 (3.13%) iPad
6 13 (2.91%) iPhone
6 13 (2.91%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.91%) Video Conferencing
7 10 (2.24%) Hybrid Cloud
7 10 (2.24%) User Experience
8 9 (2.01%) Fat Client
8 9 (2.01%) Public Cloud
8 9 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (2.01%) Thin Client
9 8 (1.79%) Smartphone
10 7 (1.57%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.57%) Replication
11 6 (1.34%) PKI
11 6 (1.34%) Tandem
12 5 (1.12%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 331 (74.05%) Windows
2 129 (28.86%) Windows 10
3 111 (24.83%) Windows Server
4 109 (24.38%) Windows 7
5 43 (9.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 39 (8.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (4.25%) Linux
7 19 (4.25%) Windows 8
8 18 (4.03%) Android
8 18 (4.03%) Apple iOS
9 14 (3.13%) Mac OS
10 9 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (1.57%) Mac OS X
12 6 (1.34%) Unix
13 2 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (17.45%) Migration
2 70 (15.66%) ITIL
3 66 (14.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 31 (6.94%) Application Packaging
4 31 (6.94%) Problem-Solving
5 29 (6.49%) DevOps
6 27 (6.04%) Mobile Device Management
7 25 (5.59%) Project Management
8 24 (5.37%) Agile Software Development
9 23 (5.15%) Change Management
10 22 (4.92%) ITSM
10 22 (4.92%) Service Management
11 21 (4.70%) Information Security
12 18 (4.03%) Disaster Recovery
12 18 (4.03%) Load Balancing
13 17 (3.80%) Identity Management
14 15 (3.36%) Root Cause Analysis
14 15 (3.36%) Service Delivery
15 12 (2.68%) Configuration Management
15 12 (2.68%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 125 (27.96%) PowerShell
2 68 (15.21%) SQL
3 22 (4.92%) C#
4 18 (4.03%) VB
5 7 (1.57%) VBScript
6 6 (1.34%) Java
6 6 (1.34%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.12%) Python
7 5 (1.12%) VBA
8 4 (0.89%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.67%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.45%) C
10 2 (0.45%) Perl
10 2 (0.45%) Ruby
11 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.22%) C++
11 1 (0.22%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.22%) XPath
Qualifications
1 23 (5.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (3.58%) Degree
3 11 (2.46%) Security Cleared
4 10 (2.24%) MCSA
4 10 (2.24%) MCSE
5 7 (1.57%) A+ Certification
5 7 (1.57%) MCDST
5 7 (1.57%) MCP
5 7 (1.57%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.34%) DBS Check
7 5 (1.12%) CISSP
8 4 (0.89%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (0.89%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.89%) PMP
8 4 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (0.67%) ACTC
9 3 (0.67%) CCA
9 3 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.67%) MCITP
9 3 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.01%) SLA
2 5 (1.12%) PMO
3 4 (0.89%) QA
4 2 (0.45%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.22%) COBIT
5 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 41 (9.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (8.72%) XenApp
3 35 (7.83%) XenDesktop
4 33 (7.38%) Hyper-V
5 22 (4.92%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (3.80%) Microsoft App-V
7 14 (3.13%) vSphere
8 10 (2.24%) Virtual Desktop
9 9 (2.01%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (1.79%) VMware Workstation
11 6 (1.34%) Docker
12 5 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.67%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 3 (0.67%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.45%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.45%) NFS
14 2 (0.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 1 (0.22%) Firmware
15 1 (0.22%) Terminal Services
15 1 (0.22%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 122 (27.29%) SCCM
2 27 (6.04%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (2.68%) SCOM
4 10 (2.24%) Terraform
5 9 (2.01%) Microsoft Clustering
5 9 (2.01%) Single Sign-On
5 9 (2.01%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 7 (1.57%) SCOrch
7 6 (1.34%) vMotion
8 5 (1.12%) AirWatch
8 5 (1.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 5 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.89%) Ansible
9 4 (0.89%) Kubernetes
9 4 (0.89%) Perfmon
9 4 (0.89%) vCenter Server
9 4 (0.89%) WMI
9 4 (0.89%) WSUS
10 3 (0.67%) Puppet
10 3 (0.67%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 257 (57.49%) Microsoft
2 90 (20.13%) Citrix
3 87 (19.46%) VMware
4 30 (6.71%) Cisco
5 22 (4.92%) Symantec
6 19 (4.25%) HP
6 19 (4.25%) Ivanti
7 16 (3.58%) Apple
7 16 (3.58%) Dell
8 12 (2.68%) ServiceNow
9 11 (2.46%) NetApp
10 10 (2.24%) Bloomberg
10 10 (2.24%) Meraki
11 8 (1.79%) Reuters
12 6 (1.34%) 3PAR
12 6 (1.34%) Oracle
12 6 (1.34%) Veritas
13 5 (1.12%) Lotus
14 4 (0.89%) CheckPoint
14 4 (0.89%) EMC