Period
to 28 January 2020

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 28 January 2020 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
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 27 26 49
Rank change year-on-year -1 +23 0
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 291 445 325
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.94% 6.55% 4.63%
As % of the System Software category 40.99% 35.71% 36.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 360 231
City of London median daily rate £350 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -6.25% +5.12%
10th Percentile £130 £135 £155
90th Percentile £600 £588 £538
Central London median daily rate £338 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 26
City of London median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% +12.90% -18.42%
10th Percentile £12.59 £12.25 £10.38
90th Percentile £33.25 £23.75 £24.19
Central London median hourly rate £19.50 £18.76 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.97% +21.00% -18.42%

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 710 1,246 893
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.49% 18.35% 12.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 561 967 704
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £184 £160 £257
90th Percentile £656 £650 £659
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £488
% change year-on-year -4.76% +7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 27 27
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +22.58% -40.38%
10th Percentile £12.66 £12.56 £10.40
90th Percentile £32.55 £25.50 £26.45
Central London median hourly rate £19.75 £19.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year +3.95% +20.63% -27.59%

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 28 January 2020.

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 28 January 2020.

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 28 January 2020. 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 +18 3 £275 -52.17%
Moorgate +1 3 - -
Active Directory
Central London

For the 6 months to 28 January 2020, 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.

1 205 (70.45%) Windows
2 155 (53.26%) Microsoft
3 131 (45.02%) Office 365
4 97 (33.33%) Windows 10
5 86 (29.55%) Azure
6 74 (25.43%) Finance
7 66 (22.68%) VMware
8 65 (22.34%) Windows Server
9 56 (19.24%) ITIL
9 56 (19.24%) PowerShell
10 55 (18.90%) Windows 7
11 54 (18.56%) SCCM
12 48 (16.49%) DNS
13 47 (16.15%) Microsoft Office
13 47 (16.15%) Problem-Solving
14 43 (14.78%) Azure Active Directory
15 42 (14.43%) SQL
16 40 (13.75%) VMware Infrastructure
17 39 (13.40%) Citrix
18 38 (13.06%) Firewall
19 36 (12.37%) Migration
19 36 (12.37%) DHCP
19 36 (12.37%) SharePoint
20 32 (11.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 27 (9.28%) Cisco
22 26 (8.93%) Banking
23 25 (8.59%) Windows Server 2008
23 25 (8.59%) VMware ESXi
24 24 (8.25%) Ivanti
25 22 (7.56%) LAN

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 36 (12.37%) SharePoint
2 21 (7.22%) MS Exchange
3 14 (4.81%) Skype for Business
4 7 (2.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (1.37%) IBM Notes
5 4 (1.37%) IIS
6 3 (1.03%) Confluence
6 3 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.69%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.34%) Apache
8 1 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 47 (16.15%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.34%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.34%) Houdini
4 1 (0.34%) Maya
Business Applications
1 6 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.69%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.34%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 131 (45.02%) Office 365
2 86 (29.55%) Azure
3 43 (14.78%) Azure Active Directory
4 18 (6.19%) AWS
5 17 (5.84%) PaaS
6 15 (5.15%) IaaS
7 13 (4.47%) OneDrive
8 11 (3.78%) SaaS
9 8 (2.75%) Azure Data Factory
10 7 (2.41%) Power Platform
10 7 (2.41%) PowerApps
11 6 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (1.72%) Data Lake Analytics
12 5 (1.72%) G Suite
12 5 (1.72%) Mimecast
13 3 (1.03%) Azure Functions
13 3 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
13 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Flow
13 3 (1.03%) Serverless
13 3 (1.03%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 48 (16.49%) DNS
2 38 (13.06%) Firewall
3 36 (12.37%) DHCP
4 22 (7.56%) LAN
4 22 (7.56%) TCP/IP
5 20 (6.87%) WAN
6 17 (5.84%) VPN
7 14 (4.81%) VoIP
8 11 (3.78%) SAN
9 10 (3.44%) Skype
10 9 (3.09%) NAS
10 9 (3.09%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (3.09%) Wireless
11 7 (2.41%) NetScaler
11 7 (2.41%) VLAN
12 6 (2.06%) IP Telephony
12 6 (2.06%) MPLS
12 6 (2.06%) Network Security
13 4 (1.37%) PBX
13 4 (1.37%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.53%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.78%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (2.06%) Power BI
4 5 (1.72%) Data Lake
5 4 (1.37%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.03%) MySQL
6 3 (1.03%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.69%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.34%) Big Data
8 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.34%) Lumira
8 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.34%) Redis
8 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (2.06%) JIRA
2 6 (2.06%) MSI
3 4 (1.37%) InstallShield
3 4 (1.37%) WinDbg
4 3 (1.03%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.69%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.69%) Hudson
5 2 (0.69%) Maven
5 2 (0.69%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.69%) Urban Turtle
5 2 (0.69%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.34%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.34%) GitLab
6 1 (0.34%) Moq
6 1 (0.34%) MSTest
6 1 (0.34%) NUnit
6 1 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.34%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.34%) WiX
General
1 74 (25.43%) Finance
2 26 (8.93%) Banking
3 17 (5.84%) Public Sector
4 12 (4.12%) Law
5 11 (3.78%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.06%) Legal
6 6 (2.06%) Marketing
7 5 (1.72%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.72%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.72%) Publishing
8 4 (1.37%) Electronics
8 4 (1.37%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.37%) Retail
9 3 (1.03%) Back Office
9 3 (1.03%) International Banking
10 1 (0.34%) Advertising
10 1 (0.34%) French Language
10 1 (0.34%) Games
10 1 (0.34%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 58 (19.93%) Support Engineer
2 52 (17.87%) Analyst
3 42 (14.43%) Desktop Support
4 32 (11.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 26 (8.93%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 24 (8.25%) IT Support
7 23 (7.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 23 (7.90%) Service Analyst
8 22 (7.56%) 2nd Line Support
8 22 (7.56%) Windows Engineer
9 21 (7.22%) Architect
9 21 (7.22%) Azure Engineer
9 21 (7.22%) Support Analyst
10 20 (6.87%) IT Analyst
11 16 (5.50%) Active Directory Engineer
12 15 (5.15%) Developer
13 14 (4.81%) IT Engineer
13 14 (4.81%) Service Desk Analyst
14 13 (4.47%) Administrator
15 12 (4.12%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.81%) .NET
2 5 (1.72%) Web Services
2 5 (1.72%) YAML
3 4 (1.37%) RESTful
3 4 (1.37%) SOAP
3 4 (1.37%) X-Windows
4 3 (1.03%) REST
5 2 (0.69%) .NET Core
5 2 (0.69%) ADSI
5 2 (0.69%) Ajax
5 2 (0.69%) AngularJS
5 2 (0.69%) CSS
5 2 (0.69%) HTML
5 2 (0.69%) LDAP
5 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Graph
5 2 (0.69%) OAuth
5 2 (0.69%) OAuth2
5 2 (0.69%) SAML
5 2 (0.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (0.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.53%) Blackberry
1 19 (6.53%) Data Centre
2 15 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.78%) iPhone
3 11 (3.78%) PKI
3 11 (3.78%) Video Conferencing
4 9 (3.09%) iPad
5 8 (2.75%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.06%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (1.72%) Mobile Computing
7 5 (1.72%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.72%) User Experience
8 3 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.69%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.69%) NHS
9 2 (0.69%) SWIFT
9 2 (0.69%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.34%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.34%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 205 (70.45%) Windows
2 97 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 65 (22.34%) Windows Server
4 55 (18.90%) Windows 7
5 25 (8.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (7.56%) Android
7 21 (7.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (5.84%) Linux
9 14 (4.81%) Mac OS
9 14 (4.81%) Mac OS X
10 11 (3.78%) Windows 8
11 10 (3.44%) Apple iOS
12 6 (2.06%) Unix
13 4 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (1.03%) CentOS
14 3 (1.03%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.69%) Debian
15 2 (0.69%) VMS
15 2 (0.69%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (19.24%) ITIL
2 47 (16.15%) Problem-Solving
3 36 (12.37%) Migration
4 32 (11.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 21 (7.22%) Application Packaging
6 18 (6.19%) Break/Fix
6 18 (6.19%) DevOps
7 17 (5.84%) Root Cause Analysis
7 17 (5.84%) Service Delivery
8 16 (5.50%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (5.50%) Disaster Recovery
8 16 (5.50%) Identity Access Management
9 14 (4.81%) ITSM
9 14 (4.81%) Load Balancing
10 11 (3.78%) Analytics
10 11 (3.78%) Change Management
10 11 (3.78%) Service Design
11 10 (3.44%) Information Security
11 10 (3.44%) ITIL V3
11 10 (3.44%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (19.24%) PowerShell
2 42 (14.43%) SQL
3 14 (4.81%) C#
4 9 (3.09%) Python
4 9 (3.09%) VB
5 5 (1.72%) Java
6 4 (1.37%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.37%) VBScript
7 2 (0.69%) C
7 2 (0.69%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.69%) VBA
7 2 (0.69%) XPath
8 1 (0.34%) Perl
8 1 (0.34%) PHP
8 1 (0.34%) PHP 4
8 1 (0.34%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 20 (6.87%) Degree
2 19 (6.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (4.81%) MCSE
3 14 (4.81%) Security Cleared
4 12 (4.12%) SC Cleared
5 10 (3.44%) MCSA
6 7 (2.41%) MCP
7 6 (2.06%) CISSP
8 5 (1.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (1.37%) BC Cleared
9 4 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (1.03%) CCNA
10 3 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.03%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.34%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.34%) CCA
11 1 (0.34%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.34%) MCDST
11 1 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.19%) SLA
2 5 (1.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 4 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.69%) GDPR
4 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (0.69%) QA
5 1 (0.34%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.34%) NIST
System Software
1 40 (13.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (8.59%) VMware ESXi
3 17 (5.84%) XenApp
4 14 (4.81%) Hyper-V
5 12 (4.12%) XenDesktop
6 10 (3.44%) vSphere
7 9 (3.09%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (2.41%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (1.72%) DFS Replication
10 4 (1.37%) Xen
11 2 (0.69%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 2 (0.69%) Docker
11 2 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.34%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.34%) Firmware
12 1 (0.34%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.34%) UAG
12 1 (0.34%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 54 (18.56%) SCCM
2 22 (7.56%) Microsoft Intune
3 14 (4.81%) Single Sign-On
4 11 (3.78%) SCOM
5 9 (3.09%) Ansible
6 8 (2.75%) Jamf Pro
7 7 (2.41%) Kubernetes
7 7 (2.41%) WSUS
8 6 (2.06%) Backup Exec
8 6 (2.06%) XenMobile
9 5 (1.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 4 (1.37%) Perfmon
11 3 (1.03%) Terraform
12 2 (0.69%) AirWatch
12 2 (0.69%) DatAdvantage
12 2 (0.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 2 (0.69%) NetVault Backup
12 2 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (0.69%) SCOrch
12 2 (0.69%) SELinux
Vendors
1 155 (53.26%) Microsoft
2 66 (22.68%) VMware
3 39 (13.40%) Citrix
4 27 (9.28%) Cisco
5 24 (8.25%) Ivanti
6 19 (6.53%) Apple
7 14 (4.81%) Symantec
8 12 (4.12%) HP
9 10 (3.44%) Adobe
10 8 (2.75%) Bloomberg
10 8 (2.75%) ServiceNow
11 7 (2.41%) Google
11 7 (2.41%) Polycom
12 6 (2.06%) Fidessa
12 6 (2.06%) McAfee
13 5 (1.72%) SAP
14 4 (1.37%) EMC
14 4 (1.37%) Lotus
14 4 (1.37%) Lumension
14 4 (1.37%) Meraki