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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
England / London
Rank 58 44 34
Rank change year-on-year -14 -10  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 741 970 1113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.81% 4.38% 5.29%
As % of the System Software category 34.67% 44.43% 56.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 504 633 668
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £150 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £523 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £323 £300
% change year-on-year -3.87% +7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 85 129
Median hourly rate £19.00 £14.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -17.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £29.00 £22.96
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 London with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 2137 2183 1960
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 10.98% 9.86% 9.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1486 1500 1292
Median daily rate £450 £440 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £250 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 92 131
Median hourly rate £25.00 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.68 £30.00 £28.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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 25 March 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 -3 124 £375 -4.76% 58
West End of London +8 9 £463 +143.42% 8
Kingston Upon Thames -4 5 £211 -35.00% 6
Bromley +12 4 £325 +30.00%
Uxbridge +7 4 £275 +173.63%
Enfield 0 4 £200 +42.85%
Croydon +4 3 £450 +73.07% 1
Feltham +4 3 £438 -7.89%
Chiswick +2 3 £185 -53.75% 1
Paddington +4 2 £350 -
Hammersmith -1 2 £150 +25.00% 1
Canary Wharf -8 2 £350 -37.77%
New Malden -13 2 - -
Twickenham - 2 £278 -
Stockley Park - 2 - -
Westminster +4 1 - -
Romford +2 1 £145 -
Wimbledon -3 1 - -
Docklands, London -5 1 - -
Barnet - 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 - - 1
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 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 London region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 1265 (73.76%) Windows
2 801 (46.71%) Microsoft
3 507 (29.56%) Windows Server
4 477 (27.81%) VMware
5 397 (23.15%) Office 365
6 391 (22.80%) Windows 7
7 343 (20.00%) MS Office
8 332 (19.36%) MS Excel
9 323 (18.83%) Citrix
10 315 (18.37%) Windows Server 2008
10 315 (18.37%) Windows Server 2012
11 310 (18.08%) PowerShell
12 308 (17.96%) Microsoft Azure
13 304 (17.73%) MS Exchange
14 303 (17.67%) SCCM
15 299 (17.43%) ITIL
16 286 (16.68%) DNS
17 272 (15.86%) VMware Infrastructure
18 264 (15.39%) Finance
19 262 (15.28%) Migration
20 250 (14.58%) SQL Server
21 247 (14.40%) SQL
22 241 (14.05%) Windows 10
23 222 (12.94%) Cisco
24 211 (12.30%) Linux
25 205 (11.95%) Firewall
26 201 (11.72%) DHCP
27 171 (9.97%) Microsoft Certification
28 170 (9.91%) Security Cleared
29 162 (9.45%) SharePoint

Active Directory
Top Related 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
1 304 (17.73%) MS Exchange
2 162 (9.45%) SharePoint
3 141 (8.22%) Skype for Business
4 139 (8.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 106 (6.18%) IIS
6 92 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2013
7 59 (3.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 58 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2007
9 29 (1.69%) Apache
10 25 (1.46%) Confluence
11 22 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
12 20 (1.17%) IBM Notes
13 19 (1.11%) Tomcat
14 18 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
14 18 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
15 15 (0.87%) WebLogic
16 12 (0.70%) OpenStack
17 9 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
17 9 (0.52%) JBoss
17 9 (0.52%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 343 (20.00%) MS Office
2 332 (19.36%) MS Excel
3 25 (1.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (0.82%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.23%) InDesign
6 4 (0.23%) SOLIDWORKS
7 3 (0.17%) MS Project
8 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.058%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.058%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 58 (3.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.17%) RMDS
5 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.12%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.058%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.058%) Misys Midas
6 1 (0.058%) OpenText MBPM
6 1 (0.058%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 397 (23.15%) Office 365
2 308 (17.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 116 (6.76%) Azure Active Directory
4 113 (6.59%) Amazon AWS
5 71 (4.14%) IaaS
6 47 (2.74%) PaaS
7 44 (2.57%) SaaS
8 36 (2.10%) OneDrive
9 28 (1.63%) Yammer
10 18 (1.05%) G Suite
11 14 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
12 13 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
12 13 (0.76%) Google Drive
13 10 (0.58%) GitHub
13 10 (0.58%) Mimecast
14 9 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
14 9 (0.52%) Amazon S3
15 8 (0.47%) Amazon ELB
16 6 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 6 (0.35%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 286 (16.68%) DNS
2 205 (11.95%) Firewall
3 201 (11.72%) DHCP
4 150 (8.75%) LAN
5 144 (8.40%) VPN
6 143 (8.34%) TCP/IP
7 140 (8.16%) WAN
8 130 (7.58%) SAN
9 90 (5.25%) Skype
10 89 (5.19%) LDAP
11 74 (4.31%) Wireless
12 70 (4.08%) Internet
13 60 (3.50%) VoIP
14 56 (3.27%) VLAN
15 52 (3.03%) NAS
16 49 (2.86%) Network Security
17 45 (2.62%) Remote Desktop
18 41 (2.39%) SSL
19 37 (2.16%) MPLS
20 35 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 250 (14.58%) SQL Server
2 35 (2.04%) MySQL
3 32 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
4 28 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 24 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 20 (1.17%) Hadoop
7 17 (0.99%) Big Data
7 17 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 16 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
9 14 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
9 14 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
10 13 (0.76%) Oracle Database
11 12 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
12 9 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
13 8 (0.47%) HBase
13 8 (0.47%) Relational Database
14 7 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
14 7 (0.41%) MongoDB
14 7 (0.41%) RDBMS
14 7 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 49 (2.86%) Git (software)
2 46 (2.68%) Jenkins
2 46 (2.68%) JIRA
3 34 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
4 27 (1.57%) TeamCity
5 24 (1.40%) Octopus Deploy
6 11 (0.64%) MSI
7 10 (0.58%) Visual Studio
8 9 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 9 (0.52%) MSTest
8 9 (0.52%) NUnit
9 8 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
10 7 (0.41%) GitLab
10 7 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
11 6 (0.35%) Artifactory
12 5 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 4 (0.23%) gulp
13 4 (0.23%) Mocha
13 4 (0.23%) Protractor
13 4 (0.23%) Sinon.JS
General
1 264 (15.39%) Finance
2 85 (4.96%) Retail
3 84 (4.90%) Legal
4 76 (4.43%) Banking
5 67 (3.91%) Law
6 27 (1.57%) Advertising
7 22 (1.28%) Back Office
8 19 (1.11%) Financial Institution
9 17 (0.99%) Military
10 16 (0.93%) Investment Banking
11 14 (0.82%) Telecoms
12 13 (0.76%) Marketing
13 11 (0.64%) Games
14 10 (0.58%) Manufacturing
15 9 (0.52%) Publishing
16 6 (0.35%) Japanese Language
17 4 (0.23%) Billing
17 4 (0.23%) Front Office
17 4 (0.23%) Local Government
17 4 (0.23%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 322 (18.78%) Analyst
2 204 (11.90%) Support Engineer
3 187 (10.90%) Architect
4 184 (10.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 154 (8.98%) 2nd Line Support
6 138 (8.05%) Support Analyst
7 134 (7.81%) Desktop Support
8 133 (7.76%) Windows Engineer
9 130 (7.58%) Service Analyst
10 128 (7.46%) Consultant
11 123 (7.17%) Service Desk Analyst
12 103 (6.01%) Administrator
13 92 (5.36%) IT Support
14 88 (5.13%) 1st/2nd Line Support
15 87 (5.07%) Desktop Engineer
16 80 (4.66%) Active Directory Engineer
17 75 (4.37%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 69 (4.02%) Technical Architect
19 68 (3.97%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
20 66 (3.85%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (4.49%) .NET
2 42 (2.45%) HTML
3 39 (2.27%) Web Services
4 26 (1.52%) Software Packaging
5 21 (1.22%) JSON
6 20 (1.17%) CSS
7 19 (1.11%) SOAP
8 18 (1.05%) ASP.NET
9 17 (0.99%) COM
9 17 (0.99%) REST
10 16 (0.93%) XML
11 15 (0.87%) WCF
12 14 (0.82%) .NET Framework
12 14 (0.82%) 802.1X
13 12 (0.70%) SAML
14 11 (0.64%) Middleware
15 10 (0.58%) RESTful
16 9 (0.52%) Entity Framework
16 9 (0.52%) LAMP
16 9 (0.52%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 132 (7.70%) Data Centre
2 115 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
3 109 (6.36%) Blackberry
4 67 (3.91%) Clustering
5 65 (3.79%) PKI
6 43 (2.51%) Management Information System
7 36 (2.10%) Replication
8 31 (1.81%) iPad
9 29 (1.69%) Smartphone
10 26 (1.52%) iPhone
11 24 (1.40%) Computer Science
12 23 (1.34%) NHS
13 20 (1.17%) Client/Server
14 19 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
15 16 (0.93%) Private Cloud
15 16 (0.93%) User Experience
16 14 (0.82%) Fat Client
16 14 (0.82%) Thin Client
17 13 (0.76%) Mobile App
18 12 (0.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1265 (73.76%) Windows
2 507 (29.56%) Windows Server
3 391 (22.80%) Windows 7
4 315 (18.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 315 (18.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 241 (14.05%) Windows 10
6 211 (12.30%) Linux
7 119 (6.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 113 (6.59%) Windows 8
9 102 (5.95%) Unix
10 79 (4.61%) Android
11 77 (4.49%) Mac OS X
12 68 (3.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 63 (3.67%) Windows XP
14 50 (2.92%) Apple iOS
15 34 (1.98%) CentOS
16 26 (1.52%) Mac OS
17 23 (1.34%) Solaris
18 22 (1.28%) Ubuntu
19 11 (0.64%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (17.43%) ITIL
2 262 (15.28%) Migration
3 98 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
4 95 (5.54%) Service Management
5 83 (4.84%) DevOps
6 72 (4.20%) CRM
7 70 (4.08%) Change Management
8 67 (3.91%) Problem Management
9 66 (3.85%) TOGAF
10 65 (3.79%) Configuration Management
11 53 (3.09%) High Availability
12 50 (2.92%) Information Security
13 48 (2.80%) Identity Access Management
13 48 (2.80%) Stakeholder Management
14 45 (2.62%) Disaster Recovery
14 45 (2.62%) Identity Management
14 45 (2.62%) Root Cause Analysis
15 42 (2.45%) Project Management
16 39 (2.27%) SDLC
17 38 (2.22%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 310 (18.08%) PowerShell
2 247 (14.40%) SQL
3 78 (4.55%) Python
4 70 (4.08%) C#
5 63 (3.67%) C
6 47 (2.74%) JavaScript
7 45 (2.62%) Bash Shell
8 44 (2.57%) Java
9 43 (2.51%) Perl
10 29 (1.69%) VB
11 28 (1.63%) VBScript
12 18 (1.05%) PHP
12 18 (1.05%) T-SQL
13 17 (0.99%) Shell Script
14 14 (0.82%) Ruby
15 7 (0.41%) Korn
16 3 (0.17%) AWK
16 3 (0.17%) BeanShell
16 3 (0.17%) C++
16 3 (0.17%) VB6
Qualifications
1 171 (9.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 170 (9.91%) Security Cleared
3 102 (5.95%) MCSE
4 98 (5.71%) SC Cleared
5 66 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
6 60 (3.50%) DV Cleared
6 60 (3.50%) MCP
7 59 (3.44%) Degree
8 51 (2.97%) CCNA
9 49 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
10 41 (2.39%) MCSA
11 36 (2.10%) MCITP
12 30 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 27 (1.57%) CCNP
14 18 (1.05%) MCDST
14 18 (1.05%) MCTS
15 16 (0.93%) CISSP
16 14 (0.82%) DBS Check
17 12 (0.70%) Citrix Certification
18 9 (0.52%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (4.78%) SLA
2 17 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (0.99%) QA
3 8 (0.47%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (0.41%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.17%) Government Security Classifications
5 3 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.12%) BS25999
6 2 (0.12%) PMO
7 1 (0.058%) BS7799
7 1 (0.058%) COBIT
7 1 (0.058%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.058%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (0.058%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.058%) ISO27005
System Software
1 272 (15.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 150 (8.75%) Hyper-V
3 96 (5.60%) XenApp
4 76 (4.43%) vSphere
5 56 (3.27%) Microsoft App-V
5 56 (3.27%) XenDesktop
6 49 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
7 39 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
8 37 (2.16%) VMware ESX
9 36 (2.10%) Virtual Desktop
10 25 (1.46%) BitLocker
11 23 (1.34%) Terminal Services
12 19 (1.11%) Virtual Servers
13 15 (0.87%) NFS
14 14 (0.82%) Docker
15 10 (0.58%) HDFS
15 10 (0.58%) vCloud
16 8 (0.47%) Forefront TMG
16 8 (0.47%) VMware Server
16 8 (0.47%) Xen
Systems Management
1 303 (17.67%) SCCM
2 94 (5.48%) SCOM
3 54 (3.15%) Puppet
4 50 (2.92%) Ansible
5 43 (2.51%) Microsoft Intune
6 39 (2.27%) Microsoft Clustering
6 39 (2.27%) WSUS
7 30 (1.75%) Nagios
7 30 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
8 25 (1.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 22 (1.28%) AirWatch
10 20 (1.17%) Backup Exec
10 20 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
11 18 (1.05%) NetBackup
12 14 (0.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 12 (0.70%) SCOrch
13 12 (0.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 11 (0.64%) PowerCLI
15 10 (0.58%) Hadoop YARN
15 10 (0.58%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 801 (46.71%) Microsoft
2 477 (27.81%) VMware
3 323 (18.83%) Citrix
4 222 (12.94%) Cisco
5 121 (7.06%) HP
6 91 (5.31%) Apple
7 85 (4.96%) Oracle
8 67 (3.91%) Dell
9 61 (3.56%) Red Hat
10 57 (3.32%) Symantec
11 53 (3.09%) Google
12 46 (2.68%) NetApp
13 44 (2.57%) CheckPoint
14 42 (2.45%) ServiceNow
15 39 (2.27%) LANDesk
16 38 (2.22%) SAP
17 32 (1.87%) Juniper
18 26 (1.52%) Remedy
19 25 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
19 25 (1.46%) Sophos
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