Period
to 12 November 2018

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 12 November 2018 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 49 44
Rank change year-on-year +19 -5 -11
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 418 303 330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 6.01% 4.31% 4.96%
As % of the System Software category 34.83% 37.00% 46.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 220 247
City of London median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25% +10.34%
10th Percentile £132 £140 £163
90th Percentile £588 £538 £588
Central London median daily rate £373 £338 £400
% change year-on-year +10.37% -15.63% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 23 17
City of London median hourly rate £19.25 £17.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.24% +9.68% -13.84%
10th Percentile £13.31 £10.70 £11.25
90th Percentile £23.75 £27.15 £53.58
Central London median hourly rate £19.25 £17.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year +13.24% +11.48% -15.18%

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 1,200 819 704
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.24% 11.66% 10.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 966 664 554
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £163 £200 £202
90th Percentile £650 £650 £634
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 23 22
City of London median hourly rate £19.25 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.24% -10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £14.06 £10.70 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £27.15 £52.38
Central London median hourly rate £19.25 £17.00 £16.15
% change year-on-year +13.24% +5.26% -10.28%

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 12 November 2018.

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 12 November 2018.

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 12 November 2018. 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 -25 28 £575 +95.74%
Moorgate - 1 £325 -
Active Directory
Central London

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, 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.

1 330 (78.95%) Windows
2 194 (46.41%) Microsoft
3 127 (30.38%) Finance
4 126 (30.14%) Microsoft Azure
5 124 (29.67%) Windows Server
6 116 (27.75%) Office 365
7 112 (26.79%) Windows 7
8 109 (26.08%) ITIL
9 107 (25.60%) SCCM
10 106 (25.36%) VMware
11 100 (23.92%) Microsoft Office
12 88 (21.05%) Windows 10
13 85 (20.33%) Citrix
14 74 (17.70%) PowerShell
15 67 (16.03%) VMware Infrastructure
16 63 (15.07%) MS Exchange
17 62 (14.83%) DNS
18 51 (12.20%) Cisco
19 50 (11.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 48 (11.48%) DevOps
21 47 (11.24%) Azure Active Directory
21 47 (11.24%) Linux
22 46 (11.00%) DHCP
23 42 (10.05%) Apple
24 41 (9.81%) WAN
25 40 (9.57%) Migration
25 40 (9.57%) iPhone
26 39 (9.33%) Windows Server 2008
27 37 (8.85%) Blackberry
27 37 (8.85%) 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 63 (15.07%) MS Exchange
2 35 (8.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 34 (8.13%) SharePoint
4 19 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 18 (4.31%) Skype for Business
6 12 (2.87%) IIS
7 7 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.20%) Apache
8 5 (1.20%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.72%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.48%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.48%) CMS
10 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.48%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.48%) nginx
10 2 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.48%) Tomcat
Applications
1 100 (23.92%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.24%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.96%) ReMetrica
2 2 (0.48%) Eikon
2 2 (0.48%) Elite 3E
2 2 (0.48%) Infor SunSystems
2 2 (0.48%) LatentZero
2 2 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.48%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.48%) Towers Watson Igloo
3 1 (0.24%) Carpe Diem
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle FAH
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 126 (30.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 116 (27.75%) Office 365
3 47 (11.24%) Azure Active Directory
4 28 (6.70%) Amazon AWS
4 28 (6.70%) IaaS
5 27 (6.46%) PaaS
6 9 (2.15%) Mimecast
7 7 (1.67%) G Suite
8 5 (1.20%) SaaS
9 4 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (0.96%) GoToWebinar
10 3 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.72%) GitHub
10 3 (0.72%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.48%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 2 (0.48%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.48%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.48%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.48%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 62 (14.83%) DNS
2 46 (11.00%) DHCP
3 41 (9.81%) WAN
4 37 (8.85%) LAN
5 35 (8.37%) Firewall
6 31 (7.42%) Skype
7 25 (5.98%) VPN
8 20 (4.78%) TCP/IP
9 19 (4.55%) VoIP
10 16 (3.83%) Wireless
11 15 (3.59%) Internet
12 11 (2.63%) SAN
13 9 (2.15%) Kerberos
14 8 (1.91%) Cisco IOS
14 8 (1.91%) HTTP
14 8 (1.91%) MPLS
14 8 (1.91%) SMTP
14 8 (1.91%) Wi-Fi
14 8 (1.91%) WLAN
15 7 (1.67%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (6.70%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.91%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (1.20%) Hadoop
3 5 (1.20%) NoSQL
4 4 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.48%) Aerospike
6 2 (0.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (0.48%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.48%) Couchbase
6 2 (0.48%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.48%) Hazelcast
6 2 (0.48%) HBase
6 2 (0.48%) MySQL
6 2 (0.48%) Power BI
6 2 (0.48%) Redis
6 2 (0.48%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (2.87%) MSI
2 10 (2.39%) JIRA
3 6 (1.44%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.20%) Artifactory
4 5 (1.20%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
4 5 (1.20%) TeamCity
5 4 (0.96%) AdminStudio
6 3 (0.72%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.48%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.48%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.48%) IBM UrbanCode
7 2 (0.48%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.48%) Selenium
7 2 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.48%) Zephyr
8 1 (0.24%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.24%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.24%) Spock
General
1 127 (30.38%) Finance
2 27 (6.46%) Banking
3 16 (3.83%) Legal
4 11 (2.63%) Law
5 6 (1.44%) Billing
6 5 (1.20%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.20%) Front Office
6 5 (1.20%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.20%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.72%) Advertising
7 3 (0.72%) French Language
7 3 (0.72%) German Language
7 3 (0.72%) Italian Language
7 3 (0.72%) Retail
8 2 (0.48%) Marketing
8 2 (0.48%) Portuguese Language
8 2 (0.48%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.24%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.24%) Publishing
9 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 72 (17.22%) Desktop Support
2 66 (15.79%) Analyst
3 61 (14.59%) Support Engineer
4 47 (11.24%) Desktop Engineer
5 41 (9.81%) Azure Engineer
6 37 (8.85%) DevOps Engineer
6 37 (8.85%) Service Analyst
7 36 (8.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 35 (8.37%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 34 (8.13%) Azure DevOps
10 32 (7.66%) Support Analyst
11 31 (7.42%) 2nd Line Support
12 30 (7.18%) IT Support
12 30 (7.18%) Linux Engineer
13 29 (6.94%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 29 (6.94%) Service Desk Analyst
14 28 (6.70%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 28 (6.70%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 22 (5.26%) Architect
15 22 (5.26%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (6.46%) X-Windows
2 10 (2.39%) JSON
3 7 (1.67%) LDAP
4 5 (1.20%) Kafka
4 5 (1.20%) Web Services
5 4 (0.96%) .NET
5 4 (0.96%) SailPoint
5 4 (0.96%) Velocity
6 3 (0.72%) AngularJS
6 3 (0.72%) Middleware
6 3 (0.72%) Node.js
6 3 (0.72%) OAuth
6 3 (0.72%) SAML
7 2 (0.48%) 802.1X
7 2 (0.48%) COM
7 2 (0.48%) Java EE
7 2 (0.48%) RESTful
7 2 (0.48%) Software Packaging
7 2 (0.48%) Spring Boot
7 2 (0.48%) Vert.x
Miscellaneous
1 40 (9.57%) iPhone
2 37 (8.85%) Blackberry
3 25 (5.98%) Smartphone
4 20 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (3.83%) iPad
6 15 (3.59%) Management Information System
7 13 (3.11%) Video Conferencing
8 9 (2.15%) Data Centre
9 8 (1.91%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (1.67%) User Experience
11 6 (1.44%) BYOD
11 6 (1.44%) Fat Client
11 6 (1.44%) PKI
11 6 (1.44%) Thin Client
12 5 (1.20%) Clustering
12 5 (1.20%) Replication
13 4 (0.96%) Public Cloud
13 4 (0.96%) Tandem
14 3 (0.72%) Fixed Income
14 3 (0.72%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 330 (78.95%) Windows
2 124 (29.67%) Windows Server
3 112 (26.79%) Windows 7
4 88 (21.05%) Windows 10
5 47 (11.24%) Linux
6 39 (9.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 35 (8.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 35 (8.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 32 (7.66%) Windows 8
9 26 (6.22%) Mac OS X
10 22 (5.26%) Mac OS
11 20 (4.78%) Android
12 19 (4.55%) Apple iOS
13 14 (3.35%) Windows XP
14 11 (2.63%) Unix
15 9 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (1.67%) Windows Mobile
17 4 (0.96%) Ubuntu
18 2 (0.48%) Solaris
18 2 (0.48%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (26.08%) ITIL
2 50 (11.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 48 (11.48%) DevOps
4 40 (9.57%) Migration
5 33 (7.89%) Service Management
6 30 (7.18%) Problem-Solving
7 28 (6.70%) ITSM
8 27 (6.46%) Information Security
9 22 (5.26%) Change Management
10 21 (5.02%) Disaster Recovery
11 20 (4.78%) Incident Management
12 19 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
13 18 (4.31%) Agile Software Development
14 17 (4.07%) Analytics
14 17 (4.07%) ITIL V3
15 16 (3.83%) Project Management
16 15 (3.59%) Change Control
17 14 (3.35%) Configuration Management
17 14 (3.35%) Service Delivery
18 13 (3.11%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 74 (17.70%) PowerShell
2 34 (8.13%) SQL
3 8 (1.91%) C
3 8 (1.91%) Java
4 6 (1.44%) Python
4 6 (1.44%) VBScript
5 4 (0.96%) Bash Shell
5 4 (0.96%) VBA
6 3 (0.72%) C#
6 3 (0.72%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.72%) Perl
7 2 (0.48%) AppleScript
7 2 (0.48%) Go
7 2 (0.48%) Ruby
7 2 (0.48%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.24%) PHP
8 1 (0.24%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.24%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (6.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (4.31%) MCSE
3 12 (2.87%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (2.87%) MCP
3 12 (2.87%) Security Cleared
4 9 (2.15%) CCNA
5 6 (1.44%) Degree
5 6 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.20%) MCSA
6 5 (1.20%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (0.96%) MCTS
8 3 (0.72%) CCNP
8 3 (0.72%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.48%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.48%) CISSP
9 2 (0.48%) TOGAF Certification
9 2 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.24%) ACSP
10 1 (0.24%) ACTC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.15%) SLA
2 6 (1.44%) PMO
3 4 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.24%) FedRAMP
5 1 (0.24%) GDPR
5 1 (0.24%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.24%) ISAE 3402
5 1 (0.24%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 67 (16.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (7.89%) Microsoft App-V
3 28 (6.70%) XenApp
4 25 (5.98%) VMware ESXi
5 23 (5.50%) XenDesktop
6 22 (5.26%) Hyper-V
7 20 (4.78%) BitLocker
8 14 (3.35%) vSphere
9 6 (1.44%) DFS Replication
9 6 (1.44%) Docker
10 4 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.96%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (0.72%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.72%) Xen
12 2 (0.48%) Apache Flume
12 2 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 2 (0.48%) HDFS
12 2 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.24%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 107 (25.60%) SCCM
2 29 (6.94%) Terraform
3 28 (6.70%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (4.31%) SCOM
5 14 (3.35%) Single Sign-On
6 12 (2.87%) Microsoft Intune
7 9 (2.15%) McAfee ePO
8 8 (1.91%) vCenter Server
9 7 (1.67%) AirWatch
9 7 (1.67%) Ansible
9 7 (1.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 7 (1.67%) WSUS
10 5 (1.20%) Kubernetes
10 5 (1.20%) Nagios
10 5 (1.20%) Puppet
10 5 (1.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 5 (1.20%) XenMobile
11 4 (0.96%) Backup Exec
11 4 (0.96%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.96%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 194 (46.41%) Microsoft
2 106 (25.36%) VMware
3 85 (20.33%) Citrix
4 51 (12.20%) Cisco
5 42 (10.05%) Apple
6 27 (6.46%) HP
7 21 (5.02%) Ivanti
8 17 (4.07%) Wyse
9 16 (3.83%) Adobe
9 16 (3.83%) McAfee
10 14 (3.35%) Symantec
11 12 (2.87%) Oracle
12 11 (2.63%) MobileIron
12 11 (2.63%) NetApp
13 10 (2.39%) SolarWinds
14 9 (2.15%) Bloomberg
14 9 (2.15%) Dell
14 9 (2.15%) Remedy
15 7 (1.67%) Altiris
15 7 (1.67%) Reuters