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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 30 8
Rank change year-on-year +4 -22  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 2 8 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 1.21% 2.94% 14.29%
As % of the System Software category 5.88% 30.77% 54.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 16
Median daily rate £450 £260 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +73.07% -35.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £309 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -3.51% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  

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 34 26 31
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Croydon 20.61% 9.56% 26.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 27
Median daily rate £468 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.57% +11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £357 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £485 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -5.40% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

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 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 30 March 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 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 9 (69.23%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (69.23%) Windows Server
3 7 (53.85%) PowerShell
3 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (53.85%) MS Exchange
3 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (46.15%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (46.15%) Firewall
4 6 (46.15%) Cisco
4 6 (46.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
4 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
5 5 (38.46%) Migration
5 5 (38.46%) Replication
5 5 (38.46%) VLAN
5 5 (38.46%) Load Balancing
5 5 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (38.46%) High Availability
5 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (38.46%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (38.46%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (38.46%) Server Building
5 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (38.46%) Terminal Services
5 5 (38.46%) VPN
5 5 (38.46%) SSL
5 5 (38.46%) WAN

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 7 (53.85%) MS Exchange
2 6 (46.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (15.38%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) Azure Active Directory
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (23.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) Firewall
2 5 (38.46%) MPLS
2 5 (38.46%) Remote Desktop
2 5 (38.46%) SSL
2 5 (38.46%) VLAN
2 5 (38.46%) VPN
2 5 (38.46%) WAN
3 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (7.69%) DHCP
4 1 (7.69%) DNS
4 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
4 1 (7.69%) NetScaler
4 1 (7.69%) Network Security
4 1 (7.69%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) Amazon RDS
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Active Directory Architect
1 5 (38.46%) Architect
1 5 (38.46%) Technical Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Active Directory Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Desktop Support
2 2 (15.38%) Mac Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Support
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (7.69%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) PC Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Exchange Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Clustering
1 5 (38.46%) Replication
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) iPad
2 1 (7.69%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) Windows Server
2 9 (69.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (38.46%) Unix
5 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
5 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
6 1 (7.69%) Android
6 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
6 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (38.46%) High Availability
2 5 (38.46%) Identity Access Management
2 5 (38.46%) Load Balancing
2 5 (38.46%) Migration
2 5 (38.46%) Server Building
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (7.69%) Content Management
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (7.69%) Network Management
3 1 (7.69%) Network Security Management
3 1 (7.69%) Planning and Forecasting
3 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Security Hardening
3 1 (7.69%) Security Management
3 1 (7.69%) Service Management
3 1 (7.69%) Statistics
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (7.69%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) PowerShell
2 2 (15.38%) VB
2 2 (15.38%) VBScript
3 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
1 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (30.77%) CCIE
3 4 (30.77%) CCNA
3 4 (30.77%) CCNP
3 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (30.77%) MCITP
3 4 (30.77%) MCP
3 4 (30.77%) MCSE
4 1 (7.69%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Government Security Classifications
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Terminal Services
2 2 (15.38%) VMware ESX
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) vSphere
3 1 (7.69%) XenApp
3 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) BladeLogic
2 1 (7.69%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 6 (46.15%) Cisco
3 3 (23.08%) Citrix
3 3 (23.08%) Dell
3 3 (23.08%) VMware
4 1 (7.69%) Apple
4 1 (7.69%) AppSense
4 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
4 1 (7.69%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) LANDesk
4 1 (7.69%) MobileIron
4 1 (7.69%) Remedy
4 1 (7.69%) Retalix
4 1 (7.69%) Retek
4 1 (7.69%) ServiceNow