Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 2022 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
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 56 66 43
Rank change year-on-year +10 -23 +11
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 1,635 647 1,552
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 4.35% 3.61% 5.22%
As % of the System Software category 31.87% 26.08% 35.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,192 449 1,126
10th Percentile £163 £156 £133
25th Percentile £300 £275 £173
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £485 £425 £328
Median % change year-on-year +14.12% +29.77% -12.67%
75th Percentile £575 £500 £488
90th Percentile £640 £575 £575
England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 14 84
10th Percentile £14.93 £12.50 £12.44
25th Percentile £20.00 £12.72 £13.53
Median hourly rate £24.00 £17.06 £17.75
Median % change year-on-year +40.66% -3.87% -5.38%
75th Percentile £25.50 £22.88 £21.00
90th Percentile £26.83 £23.53 £24.08
England median hourly rate £16.06 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +10.72% -9.38% +5.33%

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 5,131 2,481 4,351
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 13.64% 13.84% 14.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,838 1,834 3,235
10th Percentile £325 £311 £185
25th Percentile £463 £414 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -4.76%
75th Percentile £655 £600 £600
90th Percentile £725 £700 £675
England median daily rate £525 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 22 104
10th Percentile £16.50 £12.52 £12.44
25th Percentile £20.37 £13.34 £15.20
Median hourly rate £24.50 £22.75 £18.60
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +22.31% -4.62%
75th Percentile £37.26 £45.75 £22.00
90th Percentile £63.68 £60.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% +3.13%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in London

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in London.

Daily rate trend for Active Directory in London

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Active Directory in London over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Active Directory in London

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in London.

Hourly rate trend for Active Directory in London

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Active Directory in London over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

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 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London +11 246 £488 +21.88% 128
West London 0 49 £200 -57.89% 67
South London -3 21 £155 -48.33% 14
East London +2 16 £140 -5.08% 42
North London +9 11 £215 -6.11% 9
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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 1,012 (61.90%) Windows
2 814 (49.79%) Microsoft
3 795 (48.62%) Azure
4 700 (42.81%) Microsoft 365
5 435 (26.61%) Azure Active Directory
6 413 (25.26%) PowerShell
7 385 (23.55%) VMware
8 363 (22.20%) Windows Server
9 358 (21.90%) Finance
10 356 (21.77%) Social Skills
11 327 (20.00%) Windows 10
12 271 (16.57%) VMware Infrastructure
13 256 (15.66%) ITIL
14 255 (15.60%) DNS
15 246 (15.05%) Migration
16 245 (14.98%) SCCM
17 244 (14.92%) DevOps
18 239 (14.62%) Linux
19 218 (13.33%) Citrix
20 215 (13.15%) SQL
21 209 (12.78%) Firewall
22 207 (12.66%) Agile Software Development
23 193 (11.80%) Microsoft Intune
24 185 (11.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 173 (10.58%) Problem-Solving
26 171 (10.46%) SQL Server
27 168 (10.28%) DHCP
28 161 (9.85%) Microsoft Office
29 158 (9.66%) AWS
30 154 (9.42%) Cisco

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
1 126 (7.71%) SharePoint
2 85 (5.20%) IIS
2 85 (5.20%) MS Exchange
3 55 (3.36%) Confluence
4 23 (1.41%) Apache
5 17 (1.04%) Skype for Business
6 15 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
7 14 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
8 13 (0.80%) nginx
9 10 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (0.61%) Tomcat
10 9 (0.55%) JBoss
11 8 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
12 7 (0.43%) WebLogic
13 6 (0.37%) CMS
13 6 (0.37%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.31%) ArcGIS
15 4 (0.24%) Apache Spark
15 4 (0.24%) Drupal
16 3 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 161 (9.85%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (2.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (1.35%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.31%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.061%) Autodesk Inventor
7 1 (0.061%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.061%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 16 (0.98%) Sentinel
2 11 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.37%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.24%) Primavera
5 3 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.12%) Eikon
6 2 (0.12%) Misys Midas
6 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.061%) assyst
7 1 (0.061%) Cerner Millennium
7 1 (0.061%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.061%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.061%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.061%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.061%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 795 (48.62%) Azure
2 700 (42.81%) Microsoft 365
3 435 (26.61%) Azure Active Directory
4 158 (9.66%) AWS
5 92 (5.63%) IaaS
6 90 (5.50%) PaaS
7 78 (4.77%) SaaS
8 60 (3.67%) Azure Monitor
9 54 (3.30%) OneDrive
10 53 (3.24%) Power Platform
11 38 (2.32%) Cloud Computing
12 37 (2.26%) GitHub
13 35 (2.14%) Serverless
14 31 (1.90%) GCP
15 28 (1.71%) Mimecast
16 26 (1.59%) Azure Sentinel
17 23 (1.41%) Nutanix
18 22 (1.35%) Azure Storage
19 21 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
19 21 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 255 (15.60%) DNS
2 209 (12.78%) Firewall
3 168 (10.28%) DHCP
4 96 (5.87%) VPN
5 93 (5.69%) TCP/IP
6 86 (5.26%) Kerberos
7 77 (4.71%) LAN
8 67 (4.10%) WAN
9 59 (3.61%) SAN
10 55 (3.36%) Network Security
11 39 (2.39%) VoIP
12 32 (1.96%) SSL
13 31 (1.90%) Internet
13 31 (1.90%) Skype
14 29 (1.77%) Wireless
15 21 (1.28%) NAS
16 19 (1.16%) MPLS
16 19 (1.16%) VLAN
16 19 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
17 18 (1.10%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (10.46%) SQL Server
2 37 (2.26%) Power BI
3 29 (1.77%) MySQL
4 25 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 25 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 25 (1.53%) SQL Server 2014
5 24 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
5 24 (1.47%) SQL Server 2016
6 21 (1.28%) Azure SQL Database
7 20 (1.22%) Data Lake
8 19 (1.16%) SQL Server 2019
9 18 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
10 17 (1.04%) Big Data
11 15 (0.92%) Oracle Database
12 14 (0.86%) MongoDB
13 13 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
13 13 (0.80%) Oracle Database 12c
14 9 (0.55%) Tableau
15 7 (0.43%) MariaDB
15 7 (0.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 89 (5.44%) JIRA
2 51 (3.12%) Jenkins
3 38 (2.32%) Git (software)
4 36 (2.20%) TeamCity
5 24 (1.47%) SonarQube
6 23 (1.41%) GitLab
7 22 (1.35%) Selenium
8 20 (1.22%) Cucumber
8 20 (1.22%) Robot Framework
8 20 (1.22%) Subversion
9 18 (1.10%) Sonatype Nexus
10 16 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
11 15 (0.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 12 (0.73%) Maven
12 12 (0.73%) Octopus Deploy
13 9 (0.55%) Gradle
14 8 (0.49%) InstallShield
15 7 (0.43%) Artifactory
16 5 (0.31%) Bitbucket
16 5 (0.31%) MSI
General
1 358 (21.90%) Finance
2 356 (21.77%) Social Skills
3 107 (6.54%) Banking
4 76 (4.65%) Public Sector
5 67 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
6 33 (2.02%) Documentation Skills
6 33 (2.02%) Presentation Skills
7 31 (1.90%) Organisational Skills
8 30 (1.83%) Telecoms
9 26 (1.59%) Retail
10 25 (1.53%) Legal
11 22 (1.35%) Investment Banking
12 21 (1.28%) Marketing
13 20 (1.22%) Influencing Skills
14 17 (1.04%) Financial Institution
15 16 (0.98%) Electronics
15 16 (0.98%) Front Office
16 15 (0.92%) Manufacturing
17 12 (0.73%) Back Office
18 11 (0.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 202 (12.35%) Architect
2 173 (10.58%) Analyst
3 163 (9.97%) Support Engineer
4 139 (8.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 105 (6.42%) IT Support
6 101 (6.18%) Azure Engineer
7 92 (5.63%) Windows Engineer
8 89 (5.44%) DevOps Engineer
9 84 (5.14%) Consultant
10 81 (4.95%) Security Engineer
11 77 (4.71%) 2nd Line Support
12 67 (4.10%) Active Directory Engineer
13 64 (3.91%) IT Analyst
14 61 (3.73%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 61 (3.73%) Desktop Support
15 60 (3.67%) Developer
16 59 (3.61%) Support Analyst
17 57 (3.49%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
18 56 (3.43%) Azure Architect
19 55 (3.36%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (5.02%) LDAP
2 65 (3.98%) SAML
3 62 (3.79%) .NET
4 40 (2.45%) HTML
5 39 (2.39%) CSS
6 34 (2.08%) JSON
7 30 (1.83%) OAuth
8 26 (1.59%) REST
9 23 (1.41%) ASP.NET
9 23 (1.41%) OpenID
10 22 (1.35%) ARM Templates
10 22 (1.35%) React
10 22 (1.35%) Web Services
11 20 (1.22%) .NET Framework
12 19 (1.16%) SailPoint
13 15 (0.92%) .NET Core
14 14 (0.86%) Middleware
15 13 (0.80%) AngularJS
15 13 (0.80%) OAuth2
16 11 (0.67%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 79 (4.83%) Data Centre
2 57 (3.49%) Clustering
2 57 (3.49%) PKI
3 51 (3.12%) Replication
4 48 (2.94%) Public Cloud
5 42 (2.57%) Management Information System
6 34 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
7 31 (1.90%) Cloud Native
8 28 (1.71%) User Experience
8 28 (1.71%) Virtual Team
9 26 (1.59%) Hybrid Cloud
10 25 (1.53%) Data Protection Act
11 24 (1.47%) NHS
12 20 (1.22%) Blackberry
12 20 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
12 20 (1.22%) Legacy Applications
13 18 (1.10%) Mobile App
13 18 (1.10%) Private Cloud
14 17 (1.04%) Hedge funds
14 17 (1.04%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1,012 (61.90%) Windows
2 363 (22.20%) Windows Server
3 327 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 239 (14.62%) Linux
5 108 (6.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 108 (6.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 94 (5.75%) Windows 7
7 86 (5.26%) Windows Server 2016
8 65 (3.98%) Windows Server 2019
9 59 (3.61%) Unix
10 55 (3.36%) Android
10 55 (3.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 47 (2.87%) Mac OS
12 44 (2.69%) Apple iOS
13 31 (1.90%) Mac OS X
14 18 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
15 11 (0.67%) Solaris
16 10 (0.61%) CentOS
17 9 (0.55%) Ubuntu
17 9 (0.55%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (15.66%) ITIL
2 246 (15.05%) Migration
3 244 (14.92%) DevOps
4 207 (12.66%) Agile Software Development
5 185 (11.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 173 (10.58%) Problem-Solving
7 144 (8.81%) CI/CD
8 116 (7.09%) Change Management
9 109 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
10 99 (6.06%) Service Management
11 76 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
12 75 (4.59%) ITSM
13 74 (4.53%) Configuration Management
14 70 (4.28%) Analytics
15 69 (4.22%) Scrum
16 68 (4.16%) Identity Access Management
17 66 (4.04%) Disaster Recovery
18 64 (3.91%) Asset Management
19 62 (3.79%) Project Delivery
20 59 (3.61%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 413 (25.26%) PowerShell
2 215 (13.15%) SQL
3 96 (5.87%) Python
4 86 (5.26%) C#
5 62 (3.79%) JavaScript
6 36 (2.20%) Java
7 35 (2.14%) C
8 31 (1.90%) VBScript
9 29 (1.77%) Bash
10 22 (1.35%) VB
11 19 (1.16%) T-SQL
12 16 (0.98%) Shell Script
13 11 (0.67%) TypeScript
13 11 (0.67%) VB.NET
14 9 (0.55%) PHP
14 9 (0.55%) PL/SQL
15 8 (0.49%) Perl
15 8 (0.49%) VBA
16 6 (0.37%) Go
16 6 (0.37%) R
Qualifications
1 140 (8.56%) Security Cleared
2 103 (6.30%) SC Cleared
3 93 (5.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 60 (3.67%) Degree
5 47 (2.87%) DV Cleared
6 36 (2.20%) MCSE
7 31 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
8 22 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
9 21 (1.28%) CISSP
9 21 (1.28%) MCITP
10 18 (1.10%) MCSA
11 16 (0.98%) MCTS
11 16 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 15 (0.92%) DBS Check
13 14 (0.86%) CCNA
14 11 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
14 11 (0.67%) MCP
15 10 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
15 10 (0.61%) PMP
16 9 (0.55%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (5.81%) SLA
2 64 (3.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 40 (2.45%) GDPR
4 19 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 17 (1.04%) NIST
5 17 (1.04%) PMO
6 15 (0.92%) QA
7 10 (0.61%) COBIT
7 10 (0.61%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
8 9 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 3 (0.18%) HIPAA
9 3 (0.18%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.12%) GRC
10 2 (0.12%) ITGC
11 1 (0.061%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.061%) HL7
11 1 (0.061%) NCSC
11 1 (0.061%) SOC 2
System Software
1 271 (16.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 75 (4.59%) Docker
3 74 (4.53%) vSphere
4 71 (4.34%) Hyper-V
5 63 (3.85%) Virtual Desktop
6 43 (2.63%) NFS
6 43 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
7 39 (2.39%) VMware ESXi
8 35 (2.14%) Virtual Servers
9 32 (1.96%) XenApp
10 30 (1.83%) VMware NSX
11 29 (1.77%) XenDesktop
12 25 (1.53%) Microsoft App-V
13 19 (1.16%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
14 17 (1.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 13 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
16 11 (0.67%) Firmware
17 9 (0.55%) DFS Replication
18 7 (0.43%) Terminal Services
18 7 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 245 (14.98%) SCCM
2 193 (11.80%) Microsoft Intune
3 142 (8.69%) Terraform
4 138 (8.44%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 126 (7.71%) Ansible
6 85 (5.20%) Kubernetes
7 82 (5.02%) Single Sign-On
8 41 (2.51%) Microsoft Clustering
9 33 (2.02%) Puppet
10 32 (1.96%) Grafana
11 31 (1.90%) Prometheus
12 25 (1.53%) Jamf Pro
12 25 (1.53%) SCOM
12 25 (1.53%) vRealize
13 24 (1.47%) Netcool
14 23 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
14 23 (1.41%) vRealize Orchestrator
15 21 (1.28%) vCenter Server
16 20 (1.22%) Cisco CUCM
17 18 (1.10%) WSUS
Vendors
1 814 (49.79%) Microsoft
2 385 (23.55%) VMware
3 218 (13.33%) Citrix
4 154 (9.42%) Cisco
5 98 (5.99%) ServiceNow
6 83 (5.08%) Oracle
7 72 (4.40%) Red Hat
8 62 (3.79%) Apple
9 56 (3.43%) HP
10 48 (2.94%) Splunk
11 46 (2.81%) Dell
12 38 (2.32%) CheckPoint
12 38 (2.32%) Okta
13 30 (1.83%) CyberArk
13 30 (1.83%) Google
14 29 (1.77%) SAP
15 27 (1.65%) SolarWinds
16 25 (1.53%) Ivanti
17 24 (1.47%) TOWER Software
17 24 (1.47%) Veeam