The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Croydon 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 27 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 / Croydon
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 36 12
Rank change year-on-year -7 -24  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 3 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 1.48% 2.88% 10.64%
As % of the System Software category 4.92% 15.56% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 11
Median daily rate £450 £230 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +95.43% -29.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £134 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £326 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £14.00 -
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 Croydon with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Croydon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 61 45 30
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Croydon 30.05% 18.52% 21.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 26 24
Median daily rate £463 £393 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.83% +12.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £480 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -27.64% +28.57%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Croydon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Croydon 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 Croydon

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Active Directory in Croydon.

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Croydon

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Croydon over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Croydon

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory in Croydon.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Croydon

For the 6 months to 27 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 Croydon region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 3 (60.00%) WAN
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) Clustering
3 3 (60.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (60.00%) High Availability
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) LAN
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (40.00%) Office 365
4 2 (40.00%) Project Management
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (40.00%) IIS
5 1 (20.00%) MCP
5 1 (20.00%) Unix
5 1 (20.00%) VPN
5 1 (20.00%) SSL
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (20.00%) Terminal Services
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (20.00%) MPLS
5 1 (20.00%) CCIE
5 1 (20.00%) CCNP

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Croydon 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 2 (40.00%) IIS
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365
2 1 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 2 (40.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) MPLS
3 1 (20.00%) NetScaler
3 1 (20.00%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (20.00%) SSL
3 1 (20.00%) VLAN
3 1 (20.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) Amazon RDS
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Network Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Clustering
2 1 (20.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) Unix
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) High Availability
1 3 (60.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Planning and Forecasting
3 1 (20.00%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCIE
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) MCITP
1 1 (20.00%) MCP
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (20.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (20.00%) vSphere
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
2 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) AppSense
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco