Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 27 51 50
Rank change year-on-year +24 -1 -12
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 435 312 263
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 6.43% 4.46% 4.26%
As % of the System Software category 35.54% 35.74% 41.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 219 197
City of London median daily rate £375 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +3.23% -
10th Percentile £135 £150 £156
90th Percentile £588 £538 £591
Central London median daily rate £379 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +1.07% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 23 15
City of London median hourly rate £18.25 £15.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.74% -18.42% +11.76%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.30 £13.10
90th Percentile £24.21 £24.98 £141.25
Central London median hourly rate £18.76 £15.50 £17.58
% change year-on-year +21.03% -11.81% +3.38%

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 1,224 873 638
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 18.10% 12.49% 10.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 945 686 495
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £158 £259 £215
90th Percentile £650 £661 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £485 £450
% change year-on-year +8.25% +7.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 24 22
City of London median hourly rate £19.00 £15.50 £23.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.58% -35.08% +36.43%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.33 £14.10
90th Percentile £25.50 £26.98 £95.50
Central London median hourly rate £19.00 £15.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year +22.58% -28.74% +27.94%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 21 January 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 - 38 £575 -
Moorgate - 1 £325 -
Active Directory
Central London

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 339 (77.93%) Windows
2 207 (47.59%) Microsoft
3 149 (34.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 147 (33.79%) Finance
5 144 (33.10%) Office 365
6 135 (31.03%) Windows Server
7 114 (26.21%) SCCM
8 110 (25.29%) Windows 7
9 109 (25.06%) VMware
10 108 (24.83%) ITIL
11 102 (23.45%) Microsoft Office
12 93 (21.38%) Citrix
13 92 (21.15%) Windows 10
14 86 (19.77%) PowerShell
15 74 (17.01%) MS Exchange
16 64 (14.71%) DNS
17 62 (14.25%) VMware Infrastructure
18 61 (14.02%) DevOps
19 60 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 51 (11.72%) Linux
20 51 (11.72%) Azure Active Directory
21 50 (11.49%) SQL
21 50 (11.49%) Cisco
22 47 (10.80%) Migration
23 46 (10.57%) WAN
24 45 (10.34%) LAN
25 43 (9.89%) DHCP
26 41 (9.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
27 39 (8.97%) Service Management
28 38 (8.74%) SharePoint

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 74 (17.01%) MS Exchange
2 38 (8.74%) SharePoint
3 35 (8.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 26 (5.98%) Skype for Business
5 21 (4.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 15 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (3.45%) IIS
7 6 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.15%) Apache
9 3 (0.69%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.46%) CMS
10 2 (0.46%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.46%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.46%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.23%) Alfresco
11 1 (0.23%) Confluence
11 1 (0.23%) Content Management Server
11 1 (0.23%) Drupal
Applications
1 102 (23.45%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.23%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.23%) Revit
Business Applications
1 2 (0.46%) Eikon
1 2 (0.46%) Elite 3E
1 2 (0.46%) LatentZero
1 2 (0.46%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.23%) Carpe Diem
2 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle FAH
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 149 (34.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 144 (33.10%) Office 365
3 51 (11.72%) Azure Active Directory
4 31 (7.13%) Amazon AWS
4 31 (7.13%) IaaS
4 31 (7.13%) PaaS
5 10 (2.30%) Mimecast
6 8 (1.84%) G Suite
6 8 (1.84%) SaaS
7 6 (1.38%) Azure Data Factory
8 5 (1.15%) Data Lake Analytics
9 4 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (0.92%) GoToWebinar
9 4 (0.92%) Yammer
10 2 (0.46%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (0.46%) Datadog
10 2 (0.46%) GitHub
10 2 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.46%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (0.46%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 64 (14.71%) DNS
2 46 (10.57%) WAN
3 45 (10.34%) LAN
4 43 (9.89%) DHCP
5 35 (8.05%) Firewall
6 33 (7.59%) Skype
7 20 (4.60%) Internet
7 20 (4.60%) TCP/IP
8 18 (4.14%) VoIP
8 18 (4.14%) VPN
9 16 (3.68%) Wireless
10 13 (2.99%) SAN
11 12 (2.76%) SMTP
12 10 (2.30%) MPLS
13 9 (2.07%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (2.07%) Unified Communications
14 8 (1.84%) HTTP
15 7 (1.61%) Network Security
15 7 (1.61%) WLAN
16 6 (1.38%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (7.59%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.76%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (1.38%) Data Lake
3 6 (1.38%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.15%) NoSQL
5 4 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.69%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.69%) Power BI
7 2 (0.46%) Aerospike
7 2 (0.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.46%) Couchbase
7 2 (0.46%) Hazelcast
7 2 (0.46%) MySQL
7 2 (0.46%) Redis
7 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.23%) Big Data
8 1 (0.23%) Bigtable
8 1 (0.23%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 14 (3.22%) MSI
2 11 (2.53%) JIRA
3 9 (2.07%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.61%) Visual Studio
5 5 (1.15%) Artifactory
5 5 (1.15%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (1.15%) TeamCity
5 5 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.46%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.46%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.46%) Hudson
7 2 (0.46%) IBM UrbanCode
7 2 (0.46%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.46%) NUnit
7 2 (0.46%) Selenium
7 2 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.46%) Zephyr
General
1 147 (33.79%) Finance
2 26 (5.98%) Banking
3 16 (3.68%) Legal
4 13 (2.99%) Law
5 6 (1.38%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.15%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.92%) Billing
7 4 (0.92%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.92%) Front Office
8 3 (0.69%) German Language
8 3 (0.69%) Retail
9 2 (0.46%) Advertising
9 2 (0.46%) French Language
9 2 (0.46%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.46%) Marketing
9 2 (0.46%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.23%) International Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.23%) Portuguese Language
10 1 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 76 (17.47%) Analyst
2 64 (14.71%) Support Engineer
3 54 (12.41%) Azure Engineer
4 53 (12.18%) Desktop Support
5 46 (10.57%) Desktop Engineer
6 44 (10.11%) DevOps Engineer
7 42 (9.66%) Azure DevOps
7 42 (9.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 41 (9.43%) Linux Engineer
9 40 (9.20%) Service Analyst
10 37 (8.51%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 36 (8.28%) 2nd Line Support
11 36 (8.28%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 36 (8.28%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 36 (8.28%) Service Desk Analyst
12 34 (7.82%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 32 (7.36%) Support Analyst
14 31 (7.13%) IT Support
15 24 (5.52%) Windows Engineer
16 20 (4.60%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (8.05%) X-Windows
2 15 (3.45%) JSON
3 11 (2.53%) .NET
4 10 (2.30%) LDAP
5 8 (1.84%) Node.js
6 7 (1.61%) AngularJS
7 5 (1.15%) .NET Framework
7 5 (1.15%) HTML
7 5 (1.15%) Software Packaging
8 4 (0.92%) Ajax
8 4 (0.92%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.92%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (0.92%) jQuery
8 4 (0.92%) Microsoft Graph
8 4 (0.92%) Web Services
9 3 (0.69%) Kafka
9 3 (0.69%) OAuth
9 3 (0.69%) Velocity
10 2 (0.46%) Java EE
10 2 (0.46%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 36 (8.28%) iPhone
2 25 (5.75%) Blackberry
3 22 (5.06%) Smartphone
4 19 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (4.37%) Video Conferencing
5 17 (3.91%) Management Information System
6 15 (3.45%) iPad
7 12 (2.76%) Data Centre
8 9 (2.07%) Tandem
9 8 (1.84%) Clustering
9 8 (1.84%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (1.61%) PKI
11 6 (1.38%) BYOD
11 6 (1.38%) Public Cloud
12 5 (1.15%) Algorithms
12 5 (1.15%) Fat Client
12 5 (1.15%) Hedge funds
12 5 (1.15%) Thin Client
12 5 (1.15%) User Experience
13 4 (0.92%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 339 (77.93%) Windows
2 135 (31.03%) Windows Server
3 110 (25.29%) Windows 7
4 92 (21.15%) Windows 10
5 51 (11.72%) Linux
6 41 (9.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 36 (8.28%) Windows 8
7 36 (8.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 34 (7.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (5.06%) Mac OS X
10 21 (4.83%) Android
11 20 (4.60%) Apple iOS
12 16 (3.68%) Mac OS
12 16 (3.68%) Unix
13 11 (2.53%) Windows XP
14 10 (2.30%) Windows Mobile
15 8 (1.84%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (1.38%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.69%) Solaris
18 2 (0.46%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (24.83%) ITIL
2 61 (14.02%) DevOps
3 60 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 47 (10.80%) Migration
5 39 (8.97%) Service Management
6 38 (8.74%) Problem-Solving
7 35 (8.05%) Information Security
8 25 (5.75%) Change Management
9 24 (5.52%) Agile Software Development
10 23 (5.29%) Disaster Recovery
11 22 (5.06%) ITIL V3
11 22 (5.06%) ITSM
12 20 (4.60%) Root Cause Analysis
13 19 (4.37%) Analytics
13 19 (4.37%) Project Management
14 16 (3.68%) Identity Management
14 16 (3.68%) Incident Management
14 16 (3.68%) Service Delivery
15 15 (3.45%) Configuration Management
16 14 (3.22%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 86 (19.77%) PowerShell
2 50 (11.49%) SQL
3 12 (2.76%) C#
4 9 (2.07%) Java
5 4 (0.92%) JavaScript
5 4 (0.92%) Python
5 4 (0.92%) VBScript
6 2 (0.46%) Go
6 2 (0.46%) Perl
6 2 (0.46%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.46%) VB
6 2 (0.46%) VBA
7 1 (0.23%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.23%) C
7 1 (0.23%) PHP
7 1 (0.23%) R
7 1 (0.23%) Ruby
7 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.23%) U-SQL
7 1 (0.23%) XPath
Qualifications
1 16 (3.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (2.07%) MCP
3 8 (1.84%) CCNA
3 8 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (1.84%) Security Cleared
4 7 (1.61%) Degree
4 7 (1.61%) MCSE
5 5 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (1.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (0.92%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (0.92%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.69%) CCA
7 3 (0.69%) DBS Check
7 3 (0.69%) MCTS
8 2 (0.46%) ACTC
8 2 (0.46%) CCNP
8 2 (0.46%) HNC
8 2 (0.46%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.46%) PMP
8 2 (0.46%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.84%) PMO
2 6 (1.38%) SLA
3 3 (0.69%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.23%) FedRAMP
5 1 (0.23%) GDPR
5 1 (0.23%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.23%) ISAE 3402
5 1 (0.23%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 62 (14.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (6.67%) XenApp
3 26 (5.98%) XenDesktop
4 25 (5.75%) Hyper-V
4 25 (5.75%) Microsoft App-V
5 16 (3.68%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (3.22%) BitLocker
7 9 (2.07%) vSphere
8 7 (1.61%) Docker
8 7 (1.61%) XenServer
9 6 (1.38%) Virtual Desktop
9 6 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (1.15%) DFS Replication
11 4 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.92%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (0.69%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.23%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
13 1 (0.23%) Firmware
13 1 (0.23%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 114 (26.21%) SCCM
2 35 (8.05%) Opscode Chef
3 34 (7.82%) Terraform
4 17 (3.91%) Single Sign-On
5 14 (3.22%) SCOM
6 12 (2.76%) vCenter Server
7 10 (2.30%) Microsoft Intune
8 8 (1.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 7 (1.61%) AirWatch
10 6 (1.38%) Ansible
10 6 (1.38%) Backup Exec
10 6 (1.38%) Puppet
11 5 (1.15%) Kubernetes
11 5 (1.15%) Nagios
12 4 (0.92%) HP SIM
12 4 (0.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 3 (0.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 3 (0.69%) ITRS Geneos
13 3 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
13 3 (0.69%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 207 (47.59%) Microsoft
2 109 (25.06%) VMware
3 93 (21.38%) Citrix
4 50 (11.49%) Cisco
5 30 (6.90%) HP
6 26 (5.98%) Apple
7 17 (3.91%) Adobe
8 16 (3.68%) Ivanti
8 16 (3.68%) Symantec
8 16 (3.68%) Wyse
9 14 (3.22%) Oracle
10 11 (2.53%) Dell
11 10 (2.30%) Bloomberg
12 9 (2.07%) MobileIron
12 9 (2.07%) Splunk
13 8 (1.84%) McAfee
13 8 (1.84%) NetApp
13 8 (1.84%) Reuters
14 7 (1.61%) CheckPoint
14 7 (1.61%) Google