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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
London / City of London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 36 28
Rank change year-on-year -18 -8  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 132 182 328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.04% 5.38% 5.64%
As % of the System Software category 38.82% 49.06% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 135 235
Median daily rate £325 £420 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.61% +29.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £170 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 25
Median hourly rate £21.25 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £138.25 £22.10 £21.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  

Active Directory is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 340 371 574
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 10.41% 10.97% 9.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 307 425
Median daily rate £450 £475 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +22.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £248 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 34
Median hourly rate £21.25 £19.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% -16.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £138.25 £22.00 £28.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.58% +22.85%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Active Directory as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 179 (69.92%) Windows
2 112 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 101 (39.45%) Windows Server
4 91 (35.55%) VMware
5 72 (28.13%) Finance
6 65 (25.39%) Windows 7
6 65 (25.39%) Office 365
7 61 (23.83%) SCCM
8 60 (23.44%) Microsoft Azure
9 59 (23.05%) Citrix
10 51 (19.92%) PowerShell
11 50 (19.53%) ITIL
12 48 (18.75%) MS Exchange
13 46 (17.97%) VMware Infrastructure
14 45 (17.58%) Windows Server 2008
15 43 (16.80%) Microsoft Office
16 42 (16.41%) Windows Server 2012
17 38 (14.84%) DNS
18 37 (14.45%) Cisco
19 35 (13.67%) Migration
19 35 (13.67%) Windows 10
20 31 (12.11%) SharePoint
21 30 (11.72%) Microsoft Certification
21 30 (11.72%) Firewall
22 29 (11.33%) Data Centre
23 28 (10.94%) Banking
24 27 (10.55%) LAN
25 26 (10.16%) TCP/IP
25 26 (10.16%) SAN
26 25 (9.77%) HP

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 48 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 31 (12.11%) SharePoint
3 23 (8.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (8.98%) Exchange Server 2013
3 23 (8.98%) Skype for Business
4 7 (2.73%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (1.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (1.17%) Confluence
5 3 (1.17%) IBM Notes
5 3 (1.17%) IIS
5 3 (1.17%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.78%) JBoss
6 2 (0.78%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.39%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 43 (16.80%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.78%) Acrobat
4 2 (0.78%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.17%) thinkFolio
2 2 (0.78%) Eikon
2 2 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 65 (25.39%) Office 365
2 60 (23.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (8.98%) Azure Active Directory
4 17 (6.64%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (6.64%) IaaS
5 9 (3.52%) SaaS
6 7 (2.73%) PaaS
7 4 (1.56%) Yammer
8 2 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.78%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.78%) Trello
9 1 (0.39%) G Suite
9 1 (0.39%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 38 (14.84%) DNS
2 30 (11.72%) Firewall
3 27 (10.55%) LAN
4 26 (10.16%) SAN
4 26 (10.16%) TCP/IP
5 25 (9.77%) DHCP
6 22 (8.59%) WAN
7 19 (7.42%) VPN
8 16 (6.25%) Skype
9 13 (5.08%) Remote Desktop
10 10 (3.91%) Internet
11 9 (3.52%) LDAP
11 9 (3.52%) NAS
11 9 (3.52%) VLAN
11 9 (3.52%) Wireless
12 7 (2.73%) SSL
13 6 (2.34%) Kerberos
13 6 (2.34%) VoIP
14 5 (1.95%) IPsec
14 5 (1.95%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.03%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.34%) Big Data
4 5 (1.95%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.78%) MySQL
5 2 (0.78%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.39%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.39%) HBase
6 1 (0.39%) Impala
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.95%) JIRA
2 4 (1.56%) MSI
3 2 (0.78%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.78%) GitLab
3 2 (0.78%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.39%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.39%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.39%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 72 (28.13%) Finance
2 28 (10.94%) Banking
3 8 (3.13%) Law
3 8 (3.13%) Retail
4 6 (2.34%) Advertising
4 6 (2.34%) Legal
4 6 (2.34%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.95%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.95%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.78%) Back Office
6 2 (0.78%) Electronics
6 2 (0.78%) French Language
6 2 (0.78%) Front Office
6 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.78%) Marketing
7 1 (0.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 52 (20.31%) Analyst
2 30 (11.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 29 (11.33%) Architect
4 25 (9.77%) Service Analyst
4 25 (9.77%) Support Engineer
5 24 (9.38%) Service Desk Analyst
6 21 (8.20%) 2nd Line Support
6 21 (8.20%) Desktop Support
7 20 (7.81%) Administrator
8 18 (7.03%) Windows Engineer
9 17 (6.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 17 (6.64%) IT Support
10 16 (6.25%) Consultant
10 16 (6.25%) Support Analyst
11 14 (5.47%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 14 (5.47%) IT Analyst
12 13 (5.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 13 (5.08%) Infrastructure Architect
13 12 (4.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support
14 11 (4.30%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.56%) .NET
2 3 (1.17%) SOAP
2 3 (1.17%) Software Packaging
2 3 (1.17%) XMPP
3 2 (0.78%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.78%) HTML
3 2 (0.78%) Middleware
3 2 (0.78%) Web Services
4 1 (0.39%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.39%) J2EE
4 1 (0.39%) Kafka
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.39%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.39%) SAML
4 1 (0.39%) XML
4 1 (0.39%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.33%) Data Centre
2 23 (8.98%) Blackberry
3 10 (3.91%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.13%) Clustering
5 7 (2.73%) iPhone
5 7 (2.73%) NHS
6 6 (2.34%) Hedge funds
6 6 (2.34%) Private Cloud
6 6 (2.34%) Replication
7 5 (1.95%) iPad
8 4 (1.56%) BYOD
8 4 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.17%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (1.17%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.17%) PKI
9 3 (1.17%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.17%) User Experience
9 3 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.78%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 179 (69.92%) Windows
2 101 (39.45%) Windows Server
3 65 (25.39%) Windows 7
4 45 (17.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 42 (16.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (13.67%) Windows 10
7 21 (8.20%) Windows 8
8 20 (7.81%) Linux
9 14 (5.47%) Android
9 14 (5.47%) Unix
10 8 (3.13%) Apple iOS
11 6 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (2.34%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (2.34%) Windows XP
12 4 (1.56%) Mac OS
12 4 (1.56%) Solaris
13 3 (1.17%) AIX
13 3 (1.17%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.78%) CentOS
14 2 (0.78%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (19.53%) ITIL
2 35 (13.67%) Migration
3 19 (7.42%) Service Management
4 15 (5.86%) Mobile Device Management
5 14 (5.47%) High Availability
6 12 (4.69%) Asset Management
6 12 (4.69%) Kalman Filter
7 10 (3.91%) ITSM
7 10 (3.91%) TOGAF
8 9 (3.52%) Change Management
9 8 (3.13%) Configuration Management
9 8 (3.13%) Cybersecurity
9 8 (3.13%) DevOps
9 8 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (3.13%) Identity Access Management
9 8 (3.13%) Service Delivery
9 8 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (2.34%) Infrastructure Monitoring
10 6 (2.34%) Server Building
10 6 (2.34%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 51 (19.92%) PowerShell
2 23 (8.98%) SQL
3 9 (3.52%) VBScript
4 4 (1.56%) C
5 3 (1.17%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.78%) C#
6 2 (0.78%) Java
7 1 (0.39%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.39%) Korn
7 1 (0.39%) Perl
7 1 (0.39%) Python
7 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (11.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (8.20%) MCSE
3 14 (5.47%) Security Cleared
4 10 (3.91%) CCNA
4 10 (3.91%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (3.91%) MCSA
4 10 (3.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (2.73%) DV Cleared
5 7 (2.73%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.95%) MCITP
6 5 (1.95%) MCP
6 5 (1.95%) SSCP
7 4 (1.56%) Degree
8 3 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.78%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.78%) CISM
9 2 (0.78%) MCTS
9 2 (0.78%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.78%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.47%) SLA
2 9 (3.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.17%) QA
4 1 (0.39%) COBIT
4 1 (0.39%) ISAE 3402
4 1 (0.39%) MiFID
4 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.39%) PMO
System Software
1 46 (17.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (8.98%) Hyper-V
3 22 (8.59%) vSphere
4 18 (7.03%) XenApp
5 16 (6.25%) XenDesktop
6 8 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (2.34%) BitLocker
8 5 (1.95%) DFS Replication
8 5 (1.95%) Terminal Services
8 5 (1.95%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (1.17%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (1.17%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.78%) vCloud
10 2 (0.78%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.78%) Xen
10 2 (0.78%) XenServer
11 1 (0.39%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 61 (23.83%) SCCM
2 21 (8.20%) SCOM
3 17 (6.64%) vCenter Server
4 14 (5.47%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (3.13%) Backup Exec
6 6 (2.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 5 (1.95%) Ansible
7 5 (1.95%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (1.95%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (1.56%) NetBackup
8 4 (1.56%) SCVMM
8 4 (1.56%) WSUS
9 3 (1.17%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (1.17%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.78%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.78%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.78%) OpenIDM
10 2 (0.78%) SCSM
10 2 (0.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.78%) vRealize
Vendors
1 112 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 91 (35.55%) VMware
3 59 (23.05%) Citrix
4 37 (14.45%) Cisco
5 25 (9.77%) HP
6 13 (5.08%) ServiceNow
7 12 (4.69%) CheckPoint
7 12 (4.69%) Dell
7 12 (4.69%) Oracle
7 12 (4.69%) Symantec
8 11 (4.30%) Apple
9 10 (3.91%) NetApp
10 8 (3.13%) Veeam
11 7 (2.73%) Altiris
11 7 (2.73%) AppSense
11 7 (2.73%) MobileIron
12 5 (1.95%) Avaya
12 5 (1.95%) Bloomberg
12 5 (1.95%) Remedy
13 4 (1.56%) IBM
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