Period
to 16 January 2019

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 6 months to 16 January 2019 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
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 52 58 49
Rank change year-on-year +6 -9 -6
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 2,155 1,987 1,900
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.85% 4.28% 4.55%
As % of the System Software category 31.09% 33.93% 37.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,517 1,332 1,282
London median daily rate £375 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £134 £130 £130
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £363 £313 £325
% change year-on-year +16.00% -3.85% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 122 116
London median hourly rate £18.88 £18.35 £16.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.89% +11.92% +13.07%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.81 £12.25
90th Percentile £66.10 £47.83 £36.88
England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -

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 London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 6,932 5,856 5,120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.60% 12.61% 12.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,085 4,259 3,542
London median daily rate £525 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £205 £185 £200
90th Percentile £663 £638 £625
England median daily rate £475 £440 £413
% change year-on-year +7.95% +6.67% +8.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 137 145
London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +16.13%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.81 £12.50
90th Percentile £47.42 £48.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.15
% change year-on-year -3.03% +2.17% +4.19%

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 6 months to 16 January 2019.

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 6 months to 16 January 2019.

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 6 months to 16 January 2019. 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
Central London +19 560 £385 +2.73% 153
West London +20 145 £275 -15.38% 73
South London -15 77 £325 +18.18% 16
East London -30 44 £155 -18.42% 34
North London +2 24 £155 +29.17% 11
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 London region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 1,582 (73.41%) Windows
2 976 (45.29%) Microsoft
3 760 (35.27%) Office 365
4 644 (29.88%) Microsoft Azure
5 609 (28.26%) Windows Server
6 516 (23.94%) Windows 10
7 499 (23.16%) PowerShell
8 480 (22.27%) VMware
9 446 (20.70%) Finance
10 424 (19.68%) Windows 7
11 412 (19.12%) SCCM
12 364 (16.89%) ITIL
13 353 (16.38%) Microsoft Office
14 351 (16.29%) DNS
15 343 (15.92%) Citrix
16 305 (14.15%) Migration
17 293 (13.60%) Azure Active Directory
18 282 (13.09%) MS Exchange
19 281 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
20 270 (12.53%) Linux
21 267 (12.39%) VMware Infrastructure
22 245 (11.37%) Firewall
23 237 (11.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 226 (10.49%) SQL
25 213 (9.88%) DHCP
26 212 (9.84%) Windows Server 2008
27 203 (9.42%) Cisco
27 203 (9.42%) DevOps
28 182 (8.45%) Problem-Solving
29 176 (8.17%) Amazon AWS

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
1 282 (13.09%) MS Exchange
2 175 (8.12%) SharePoint
3 132 (6.13%) Skype for Business
4 99 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 89 (4.13%) Exchange Server 2013
6 72 (3.34%) IIS
7 64 (2.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 31 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
9 26 (1.21%) Apache
9 26 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2007
10 21 (0.97%) CMS
11 17 (0.79%) Confluence
12 16 (0.74%) Tomcat
13 15 (0.70%) IBM Notes
14 12 (0.56%) Apache Spark
14 12 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
15 11 (0.51%) nginx
16 10 (0.46%) K2 blackpearl
17 8 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
17 8 (0.37%) JBoss
Applications
1 353 (16.38%) Microsoft Office
2 65 (3.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (1.02%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.23%) CINEMA 4D
7 3 (0.14%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.093%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.093%) Mozilla Thunderbird
8 2 (0.093%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.093%) SPSS
9 1 (0.046%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.046%) Maya
9 1 (0.046%) NUKE
9 1 (0.046%) Revit
Business Applications
1 17 (0.79%) Eikon
2 15 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.28%) Teamcenter
6 4 (0.19%) Elite 3E
6 4 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.14%) Carpe Diem
7 3 (0.14%) LatentZero
7 3 (0.14%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.093%) Infor SunSystems
8 2 (0.093%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.046%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.046%) Oracle Assets
9 1 (0.046%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.046%) Oracle FAH
9 1 (0.046%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 1 (0.046%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.046%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.046%) ScheduALL
Cloud Services
1 760 (35.27%) Office 365
2 644 (29.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 293 (13.60%) Azure Active Directory
4 176 (8.17%) Amazon AWS
5 133 (6.17%) IaaS
6 128 (5.94%) PaaS
7 64 (2.97%) SaaS
8 45 (2.09%) Mimecast
9 40 (1.86%) OneDrive
10 26 (1.21%) G Suite
11 18 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
12 17 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
13 14 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
14 13 (0.60%) Serverless
15 11 (0.51%) Amazon S3
15 11 (0.51%) Azure Data Factory
15 11 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
15 11 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 9 (0.42%) Azure Functions
17 8 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 351 (16.29%) DNS
2 245 (11.37%) Firewall
3 213 (9.88%) DHCP
4 168 (7.80%) VPN
5 164 (7.61%) LAN
6 157 (7.29%) WAN
7 151 (7.01%) TCP/IP
8 137 (6.36%) Skype
9 87 (4.04%) Internet
10 77 (3.57%) VoIP
11 71 (3.29%) SAN
12 53 (2.46%) Wireless
13 50 (2.32%) Network Security
14 43 (2.00%) Remote Desktop
15 37 (1.72%) SSL
16 34 (1.58%) Wi-Fi
17 33 (1.53%) Kerberos
18 30 (1.39%) VLAN
19 29 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
19 29 (1.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (7.94%) SQL Server
2 53 (2.46%) Azure SQL Database
3 27 (1.25%) MySQL
4 23 (1.07%) Relational Database
5 22 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
6 18 (0.84%) Power BI
7 17 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
8 16 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
8 16 (0.74%) Hadoop
9 15 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
10 12 (0.56%) Data Lake
10 12 (0.56%) MongoDB
11 11 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (0.46%) Big Data
12 10 (0.46%) Oracle Database
12 10 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
13 9 (0.42%) NoSQL
13 9 (0.42%) RDBMS
13 9 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 8 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 64 (2.97%) JIRA
2 53 (2.46%) Jenkins
3 37 (1.72%) MSI
4 31 (1.44%) Git (software)
5 26 (1.21%) Visual Studio Team System
6 19 (0.88%) Artifactory
7 14 (0.65%) Visual Studio
8 10 (0.46%) TestRail
9 9 (0.42%) AdminStudio
9 9 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (0.37%) Selenium
10 8 (0.37%) TeamCity
11 7 (0.32%) Bitbucket
11 7 (0.32%) Maven
11 7 (0.32%) Sonatype Nexus
11 7 (0.32%) Zephyr
12 6 (0.28%) InstallShield
12 6 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (0.23%) ERwin
General
1 446 (20.70%) Finance
2 123 (5.71%) Banking
3 114 (5.29%) Law
4 66 (3.06%) Retail
5 54 (2.51%) Legal
6 41 (1.90%) Telecoms
7 31 (1.44%) Investment Banking
8 26 (1.21%) Publishing
9 24 (1.11%) Advertising
10 20 (0.93%) Front Office
11 17 (0.79%) Back Office
12 16 (0.74%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.42%) French Language
13 9 (0.42%) Manufacturing
14 8 (0.37%) Billing
14 8 (0.37%) German Language
14 8 (0.37%) Marketing
15 7 (0.32%) Italian Language
15 7 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 444 (20.60%) Analyst
2 270 (12.53%) Support Engineer
3 198 (9.19%) Service Analyst
4 191 (8.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 184 (8.54%) Architect
5 184 (8.54%) Service Desk Analyst
6 171 (7.94%) Desktop Support
7 169 (7.84%) Support Analyst
8 163 (7.56%) 2nd Line Support
9 140 (6.50%) IT Support
10 137 (6.36%) Windows Engineer
11 130 (6.03%) Desktop Engineer
12 126 (5.85%) Consultant
13 117 (5.43%) DevOps Engineer
14 115 (5.34%) Azure Engineer
15 99 (4.59%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 96 (4.45%) Active Directory Engineer
17 89 (4.13%) 1st/2nd Line Support
18 88 (4.08%) IT Analyst
19 76 (3.53%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (3.53%) LDAP
2 65 (3.02%) Web Services
3 63 (2.92%) SAML
4 61 (2.83%) .NET
5 60 (2.78%) X-Windows
6 42 (1.95%) JSON
7 31 (1.44%) OAuth
8 22 (1.02%) Middleware
9 19 (0.88%) OpenID
10 17 (0.79%) Software Packaging
11 14 (0.65%) Kafka
12 11 (0.51%) REST
13 10 (0.46%) AngularJS
13 10 (0.46%) HTML
14 9 (0.42%) .NET Framework
14 9 (0.42%) Node.js
15 8 (0.37%) ASP.NET
15 8 (0.37%) LAMP
15 8 (0.37%) Universal Windows Platform
15 8 (0.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 93 (4.32%) Blackberry
2 85 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
3 82 (3.81%) Data Centre
4 77 (3.57%) Management Information System
5 69 (3.20%) iPhone
6 59 (2.74%) Self-Motivation
7 53 (2.46%) Clustering
8 51 (2.37%) Smartphone
9 49 (2.27%) PKI
10 37 (1.72%) iPad
11 34 (1.58%) Video Conferencing
12 31 (1.44%) Public Cloud
13 28 (1.30%) User Experience
14 23 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
14 23 (1.07%) Private Cloud
15 18 (0.84%) Fixed Income
16 17 (0.79%) Replication
17 15 (0.70%) NHS
18 12 (0.56%) Cloud Native
19 11 (0.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 1,582 (73.41%) Windows
2 609 (28.26%) Windows Server
3 516 (23.94%) Windows 10
4 424 (19.68%) Windows 7
5 281 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 270 (12.53%) Linux
7 212 (9.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 108 (5.01%) Apple iOS
9 104 (4.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 98 (4.55%) Android
11 93 (4.32%) Windows 8
12 74 (3.43%) Mac OS X
13 72 (3.34%) Unix
14 61 (2.83%) Mac OS
15 41 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
16 36 (1.67%) Windows XP
17 29 (1.35%) Ubuntu
18 19 (0.88%) CentOS
18 19 (0.88%) Solaris
19 15 (0.70%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 364 (16.89%) ITIL
2 305 (14.15%) Migration
3 237 (11.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 203 (9.42%) DevOps
5 182 (8.45%) Problem-Solving
6 158 (7.33%) Service Management
7 141 (6.54%) Agile Software Development
8 123 (5.71%) Information Security
9 91 (4.22%) Change Management
10 87 (4.04%) ITSM
11 71 (3.29%) Identity Access Management
12 68 (3.16%) Analytics
13 67 (3.11%) Time Management
14 66 (3.06%) Root Cause Analysis
15 62 (2.88%) Identity Management
15 62 (2.88%) Mobile Device Management
16 59 (2.74%) Problem Management
16 59 (2.74%) Service Delivery
17 58 (2.69%) Cybersecurity
18 57 (2.65%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 499 (23.16%) PowerShell
2 226 (10.49%) SQL
3 58 (2.69%) Java
4 47 (2.18%) Python
5 44 (2.04%) C#
6 40 (1.86%) Bash Shell
7 31 (1.44%) JavaScript
7 31 (1.44%) VBScript
8 25 (1.16%) VB
9 23 (1.07%) Shell Script
10 19 (0.88%) Perl
11 17 (0.79%) C
12 15 (0.70%) Ruby
13 13 (0.60%) PHP
14 9 (0.42%) VBA
15 7 (0.32%) T-SQL
16 6 (0.28%) AWK
16 6 (0.28%) sed
17 5 (0.23%) Groovy
17 5 (0.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 141 (6.54%) Security Cleared
2 130 (6.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 102 (4.73%) SC Cleared
4 77 (3.57%) Degree
5 71 (3.29%) MCSE
6 45 (2.09%) MCP
7 41 (1.90%) MCSA
8 39 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
9 38 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
10 28 (1.30%) CCNA
11 24 (1.11%) DV Cleared
12 20 (0.93%) CISSP
13 19 (0.88%) ISTQB
14 18 (0.84%) MCITP
15 17 (0.79%) DBS Check
15 17 (0.79%) MCTS
16 16 (0.74%) CISM
17 15 (0.70%) CCA
17 15 (0.70%) Citrix Certification
17 15 (0.70%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (4.78%) SLA
2 23 (1.07%) PMO
3 15 (0.70%) QA
4 13 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (0.46%) GDPR
5 10 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.42%) FedRAMP
6 9 (0.42%) HIPAA
7 7 (0.32%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.28%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.14%) COBIT
10 2 (0.093%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.093%) PSD2
11 1 (0.046%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.046%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.046%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.046%) HL7
11 1 (0.046%) ISAE 3402
11 1 (0.046%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 267 (12.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 128 (5.94%) XenApp
3 117 (5.43%) Hyper-V
4 98 (4.55%) XenDesktop
5 87 (4.04%) VMware ESXi
6 76 (3.53%) Microsoft App-V
7 58 (2.69%) Docker
8 57 (2.65%) vSphere
9 51 (2.37%) Virtual Machines
10 40 (1.86%) Virtual Desktop
11 36 (1.67%) BitLocker
12 24 (1.11%) XenServer
13 23 (1.07%) DFS Replication
14 22 (1.02%) VMware Workstation
15 14 (0.65%) Terminal Services
15 14 (0.65%) VMware Server
16 11 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
17 9 (0.42%) NFS
18 8 (0.37%) Firmware
19 7 (0.32%) KVM
Systems Management
1 412 (19.12%) SCCM
2 113 (5.24%) Microsoft Intune
3 88 (4.08%) Terraform
4 82 (3.81%) Opscode Chef
5 79 (3.67%) Single Sign-On
6 50 (2.32%) SCOM
7 49 (2.27%) Ansible
8 43 (2.00%) Kubernetes
9 42 (1.95%) AirWatch
10 41 (1.90%) Puppet
11 34 (1.58%) Backup Exec
11 34 (1.58%) WSUS
12 33 (1.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 30 (1.39%) vCenter Server
14 26 (1.21%) Microsoft Clustering
15 25 (1.16%) CASB
16 20 (0.93%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 17 (0.79%) Nagios
18 16 (0.74%) HP ALM
18 16 (0.74%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 976 (45.29%) Microsoft
2 480 (22.27%) VMware
3 343 (15.92%) Citrix
4 203 (9.42%) Cisco
5 134 (6.22%) HP
6 122 (5.66%) Apple
7 91 (4.22%) Ivanti
8 82 (3.81%) Oracle
9 64 (2.97%) ServiceNow
10 57 (2.65%) Sony
11 53 (2.46%) NetApp
12 51 (2.37%) Symantec
13 49 (2.27%) Bloomberg
14 46 (2.13%) McAfee
15 44 (2.04%) Dell
15 44 (2.04%) Veeam
16 40 (1.86%) Sophos
17 38 (1.76%) Reuters
18 36 (1.67%) Google
19 35 (1.62%) Adobe