The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 29 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
England / London
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 41 30
Rank change year-on-year -18 -11  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 842 1085 1263
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.05% 5.01% 5.39%
As % of the System Software category 38.19% 44.91% 55.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 563 736 816
Median daily rate £325 £363 £307
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.34% +18.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £130 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £538 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 52 106
Median hourly rate £18.35 £15.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.38% -8.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.25 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £23.71 £24.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -9.37% +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 London with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 2205 2416 2269
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 10.61% 11.17% 9.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2183 2845 2443
Median daily rate £455 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.11% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 83 182
Median hourly rate £21.33 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.44% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.25 £11.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £22.60 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -28.88% +28.57%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Active Directory as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in London

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in London

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in London over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in London

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in London

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in London over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in London

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in 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 London region over the 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -23 121 £325 -22.61% 61
Westminster +9 7 £220 -51.11%
West End of London +15 6 £423 +275.55% 10
Canary Wharf -2 4 £350 -19.54%
Feltham +8 3 £375 -6.25%
Croydon -13 3 £450 +95.43% 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £800 - 2
Surbiton - 3 - - 1
Romford +4 2 £125 -
Enfield -1 2 - - 4
Uxbridge -2 2 - -
Hammersmith -8 2 £110 -8.33%
Docklands, London - 2 £481 -
Ilford +2 1 £168 -
Twickenham 0 1 £363 +113.23% 3
Chiswick -1 1 - - 1
Brentford -2 1 £365 +151.72%
Morden - 1 - -
Greenwich - 1 £150 -
Paddington - 1 £200 -
Stockley Park - 1 - -
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 London region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 1185 (73.65%) Windows
2 689 (42.82%) Microsoft
3 524 (32.57%) Windows Server
4 456 (28.34%) VMware
5 444 (27.59%) Office 365
6 323 (20.07%) PowerShell
7 316 (19.64%) Windows 7
7 316 (19.64%) Microsoft Azure
8 303 (18.83%) ITIL
9 299 (18.58%) SCCM
10 298 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
11 297 (18.46%) Finance
12 295 (18.33%) Citrix
13 294 (18.27%) Microsoft Office
14 266 (16.53%) Migration
15 262 (16.28%) Windows Server 2008
16 253 (15.72%) VMware Infrastructure
17 251 (15.60%) MS Exchange
18 245 (15.23%) DNS
18 245 (15.23%) Windows 10
19 230 (14.29%) Cisco
20 188 (11.68%) SQL Server
21 183 (11.37%) Firewall
22 178 (11.06%) Linux
23 176 (10.94%) DHCP
23 176 (10.94%) Data Centre
24 171 (10.63%) SQL
25 169 (10.50%) SharePoint
26 168 (10.44%) LAN
26 168 (10.44%) Microsoft Certification

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 251 (15.60%) MS Exchange
2 169 (10.50%) SharePoint
3 123 (7.64%) Skype for Business
4 118 (7.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 99 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2013
6 73 (4.54%) IIS
7 42 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2007
8 38 (2.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 31 (1.93%) SharePoint 2013
10 19 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
11 16 (0.99%) Apache
11 16 (0.99%) Tomcat
11 16 (0.99%) WebLogic
12 13 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
12 13 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
12 13 (0.81%) IBM Notes
13 11 (0.68%) Confluence
14 10 (0.62%) CMS
15 9 (0.56%) OpenStack
15 9 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 294 (18.27%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (2.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.25%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.19%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.19%) InDesign
7 3 (0.19%) SOLIDWORKS
7 3 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.19%) Stata
8 2 (0.12%) 3ds Max
8 2 (0.12%) CINEMA 4D
8 2 (0.12%) SketchUp
9 1 (0.062%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 34 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.31%) thinkFolio
2 5 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
3 3 (0.19%) Eikon
3 3 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.12%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.062%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.062%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.062%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.062%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 444 (27.59%) Office 365
2 316 (19.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 138 (8.58%) Azure Active Directory
4 115 (7.15%) Amazon AWS
5 67 (4.16%) IaaS
6 47 (2.92%) PaaS
7 34 (2.11%) OneDrive
8 27 (1.68%) SaaS
9 24 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
10 20 (1.24%) Yammer
11 14 (0.87%) G Suite
11 14 (0.87%) Mimecast
12 11 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.31%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.31%) OpenShift
15 4 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
15 4 (0.25%) Trello
16 3 (0.19%) Google Drive
16 3 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 245 (15.23%) DNS
2 183 (11.37%) Firewall
3 176 (10.94%) DHCP
4 168 (10.44%) LAN
5 151 (9.38%) VPN
5 151 (9.38%) WAN
6 137 (8.51%) SAN
7 136 (8.45%) TCP/IP
8 79 (4.91%) LDAP
8 79 (4.91%) Skype
9 56 (3.48%) NAS
10 54 (3.36%) Internet
11 53 (3.29%) Wireless
12 51 (3.17%) Remote Desktop
13 50 (3.11%) VoIP
14 42 (2.61%) VLAN
15 38 (2.36%) SSL
16 36 (2.24%) Network Security
17 28 (1.74%) NetScaler
18 27 (1.68%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 188 (11.68%) SQL Server
2 30 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 26 (1.62%) MySQL
3 26 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (1.37%) Big Data
5 20 (1.24%) Hadoop
6 15 (0.93%) Azure SQL Database
7 14 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
8 13 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (0.56%) EDRMS
10 8 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
10 8 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (0.44%) Apache Hive
11 7 (0.44%) Impala
12 6 (0.37%) Power BI
12 6 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
12 6 (0.37%) SQL Server 2016
12 6 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (0.31%) DB2
13 5 (0.31%) DocumentDB
Development Applications
1 42 (2.61%) Jenkins
2 32 (1.99%) Git (software)
3 27 (1.68%) JIRA
4 20 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (0.81%) Visual Studio
6 12 (0.75%) TeamCity
7 10 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
8 9 (0.56%) MSI
8 9 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
9 8 (0.50%) MSTest
9 8 (0.50%) NUnit
9 8 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
10 7 (0.44%) GitLab
11 6 (0.37%) Artifactory
12 4 (0.25%) Vagrant
13 3 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 3 (0.19%) CruiseControl
13 3 (0.19%) Maven
13 3 (0.19%) Metasploit
13 3 (0.19%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 297 (18.46%) Finance
2 121 (7.52%) Banking
3 54 (3.36%) Retail
4 52 (3.23%) Legal
5 42 (2.61%) Law
6 28 (1.74%) Telecoms
7 17 (1.06%) Advertising
8 16 (0.99%) Back Office
9 13 (0.81%) Investment Banking
9 13 (0.81%) Marketing
10 12 (0.75%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.50%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.50%) Military
11 8 (0.50%) Publishing
12 7 (0.44%) Local Government
13 6 (0.37%) Games
13 6 (0.37%) Italian Language
13 6 (0.37%) Japanese Language
14 5 (0.31%) Billing
14 5 (0.31%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 352 (21.88%) Analyst
2 181 (11.25%) Architect
3 172 (10.69%) Support Engineer
4 147 (9.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 141 (8.76%) Desktop Support
6 138 (8.58%) Service Analyst
7 134 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
8 133 (8.27%) Windows Engineer
9 128 (7.96%) Consultant
10 122 (7.58%) 2nd Line Support
11 119 (7.40%) Support Analyst
12 101 (6.28%) Administrator
13 82 (5.10%) IT Support
14 81 (5.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 70 (4.35%) Active Directory Engineer
16 67 (4.16%) Desktop Engineer
17 64 (3.98%) 1st/2nd Line Support
17 64 (3.98%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 62 (3.85%) IT Analyst
19 56 (3.48%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (4.35%) .NET
2 46 (2.86%) Web Services
3 38 (2.36%) HTML
4 26 (1.62%) Middleware
5 25 (1.55%) JSON
6 19 (1.18%) XML
7 16 (0.99%) ASP.NET
8 15 (0.93%) .NET Framework
8 15 (0.93%) REST
9 14 (0.87%) SOAP
9 14 (0.87%) Software Packaging
9 14 (0.87%) WCF
10 13 (0.81%) SAML
11 12 (0.75%) OAuth
12 11 (0.68%) CSS
12 11 (0.68%) LAMP
12 11 (0.68%) XMPP
13 10 (0.62%) Entity Framework
13 10 (0.62%) RESTful
14 9 (0.56%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 176 (10.94%) Data Centre
2 102 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
3 88 (5.47%) Blackberry
4 68 (4.23%) Clustering
5 53 (3.29%) Management Information System
6 45 (2.80%) PKI
7 40 (2.49%) iPhone
8 29 (1.80%) Replication
9 28 (1.74%) CMDB
10 27 (1.68%) iPad
10 27 (1.68%) Smartphone
11 25 (1.55%) Video Conferencing
12 22 (1.37%) Computer Science
12 22 (1.37%) Fat Client
12 22 (1.37%) NHS
12 22 (1.37%) Thin Client
13 20 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
14 18 (1.12%) Client/Server
15 14 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
15 14 (0.87%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1185 (73.65%) Windows
2 524 (32.57%) Windows Server
3 316 (19.64%) Windows 7
4 298 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 262 (16.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 245 (15.23%) Windows 10
7 178 (11.06%) Linux
8 91 (5.66%) Windows Server 2003
9 87 (5.41%) Unix
10 84 (5.22%) Windows 8
11 66 (4.10%) Android
12 60 (3.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 58 (3.60%) Mac OS X
14 52 (3.23%) Windows XP
15 37 (2.30%) Apple iOS
16 29 (1.80%) CentOS
17 27 (1.68%) Mac OS
18 25 (1.55%) Solaris
19 12 (0.75%) Windows 2000 Server
20 11 (0.68%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (18.83%) ITIL
2 266 (16.53%) Migration
3 119 (7.40%) Service Management
4 89 (5.53%) DevOps
5 88 (5.47%) Configuration Management
6 75 (4.66%) Agile Software Development
7 72 (4.47%) Change Management
8 70 (4.35%) ITSM
9 63 (3.92%) Project Management
10 54 (3.36%) High Availability
11 51 (3.17%) TOGAF
12 49 (3.05%) Problem Management
13 48 (2.98%) Disaster Recovery
14 45 (2.80%) Information Security
15 44 (2.73%) Asset Management
15 44 (2.73%) Task Automation
16 40 (2.49%) CRM
16 40 (2.49%) ITIL V3
16 40 (2.49%) Stakeholder Management
17 38 (2.36%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 323 (20.07%) PowerShell
2 171 (10.63%) SQL
3 49 (3.05%) Python
4 47 (2.92%) C#
5 41 (2.55%) C
5 41 (2.55%) Java
6 37 (2.30%) Perl
7 32 (1.99%) JavaScript
8 23 (1.43%) VBScript
9 21 (1.31%) Bash Shell
10 19 (1.18%) PHP
11 15 (0.93%) Ruby
12 13 (0.81%) Shell Script
12 13 (0.81%) VB
13 8 (0.50%) Korn
14 6 (0.37%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.25%) C++
16 3 (0.19%) Go
17 2 (0.12%) AppleScript
17 2 (0.12%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 168 (10.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 142 (8.83%) Security Cleared
3 87 (5.41%) MCSE
4 83 (5.16%) SC Cleared
5 52 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
6 50 (3.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 48 (2.98%) DV Cleared
7 48 (2.98%) ITIL Certification
8 45 (2.80%) Degree
9 42 (2.61%) MCP
10 41 (2.55%) MCITP
11 40 (2.49%) MCSA
12 38 (2.36%) CCNA
13 16 (0.99%) CCNP
13 16 (0.99%) SSCP
14 14 (0.87%) MCDST
15 13 (0.81%) Citrix Certification
15 13 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
15 13 (0.81%) MCTS
16 12 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (4.91%) SLA
2 32 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (0.75%) QA
4 6 (0.37%) JSP 440
5 5 (0.31%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.19%) COBIT
6 3 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.12%) GMP
7 2 (0.12%) PMO
7 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.062%) BS25999
8 1 (0.062%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.062%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.062%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.062%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.062%) MiFID
System Software
1 253 (15.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 134 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 96 (5.97%) vSphere
4 79 (4.91%) XenApp
5 52 (3.23%) XenDesktop
6 44 (2.73%) VMware ESXi
7 37 (2.30%) Virtual Machines
8 34 (2.11%) Microsoft App-V
9 24 (1.49%) Virtual Servers
10 22 (1.37%) BitLocker
10 22 (1.37%) Virtual Desktop
11 20 (1.24%) Docker
12 19 (1.18%) DFS Replication
13 14 (0.87%) NFS
14 11 (0.68%) vCloud
15 10 (0.62%) Terminal Services
16 9 (0.56%) ISA Server
16 9 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 8 (0.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 7 (0.44%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 299 (18.58%) SCCM
2 89 (5.53%) SCOM
3 58 (3.60%) Ansible
4 52 (3.23%) vCenter Server
5 42 (2.61%) Microsoft Intune
6 41 (2.55%) Puppet
7 33 (2.05%) Microsoft Clustering
7 33 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
8 26 (1.62%) NetBackup
9 24 (1.49%) WSUS
10 20 (1.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 20 (1.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 19 (1.18%) Backup Exec
12 18 (1.12%) AirWatch
13 14 (0.87%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 13 (0.81%) Terraform
15 12 (0.75%) Jamf Pro
15 12 (0.75%) Kubernetes
15 12 (0.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 12 (0.75%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 689 (42.82%) Microsoft
2 456 (28.34%) VMware
3 295 (18.33%) Citrix
4 230 (14.29%) Cisco
5 147 (9.14%) HP
6 86 (5.34%) Apple
7 78 (4.85%) ServiceNow
8 72 (4.47%) Oracle
9 62 (3.85%) NetApp
10 59 (3.67%) Red Hat
11 54 (3.36%) Dell
12 52 (3.23%) Symantec
13 34 (2.11%) CheckPoint
13 34 (2.11%) Google
14 30 (1.86%) LANDesk
15 29 (1.80%) SAP
16 28 (1.74%) Avaya
16 28 (1.74%) SolarWinds
17 26 (1.62%) Juniper
17 26 (1.62%) McAfee
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Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Talent Spa
Rate: £180 - 190 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £160 - £220 per day + Ext
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £150.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £130 - £147 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Rate: £320 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Refreshing Recruitment
Rate: £200 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Data Idols
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £120.00 - £130.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £28000 - £30000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £170 - £220 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Roc Search
Rate: £14 - £15 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £110 - £120 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Comtecs
Rate: £180 - £200 Per Day to £200 p/day
Posted: 5 days ago
North London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £110 - £120 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: £130 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
EPAM Systems
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + excellent working hours
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £180.00 - £225.00 per day
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Joseph Harry Ltd
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