Period
to

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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 64 70 52
Rank change year-on-year +6 -18 -8
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 1,434 987 852
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.65% 3.65% 4.88%
As % of the System Software category 29.46% 26.36% 31.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,118 677 603
10th Percentile £175 £185 £150
25th Percentile £250 £325 £213
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £473 £450 £400
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +12.50% -
75th Percentile £575 £538 £505
90th Percentile £663 £625 £563
England median daily rate £383 £388 £375
% change year-on-year -1.29% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 9 31
10th Percentile £14.48 £14.95 £12.42
25th Percentile £16.06 £15.06 £14.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26% -2.56%
75th Percentile £30.75 £23.00 £25.88
90th Percentile £42.58 £34.45 £43.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +9.38% -3.03% +6.90%

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 4,868 3,744 2,667
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.39% 13.85% 15.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,680 2,753 1,968
10th Percentile £300 £358 £263
25th Percentile £463 £450 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -4.76%
75th Percentile £675 £625 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £668
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 20 38
10th Percentile £14.75 £15.06 £12.42
25th Percentile £20.50 £20.00 £15.18
Median hourly rate £30.75 £43.47 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -29.26% +117.34% -4.76%
75th Percentile £49.53 £53.64 £40.68
90th Percentile £77.03 £76.03 £47.83
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.53 £17.00
% change year-on-year +7.96% +8.97% +0.56%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 29 June 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 +4 239 £450 -5.26% 87
West London +3 42 £240 -36.00% 34
South London +7 39 £330 -30.53% 16
East London -3 16 £284 -29.57% 35
North London +5 8 £200 -50.62% 7
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 876 (61.09%) Windows
2 764 (53.28%) Microsoft
3 700 (48.81%) Azure
4 656 (45.75%) Microsoft 365
5 436 (30.40%) Azure Active Directory
6 381 (26.57%) PowerShell
7 347 (24.20%) VMware
8 338 (23.57%) Social Skills
9 324 (22.59%) Windows Server
10 314 (21.90%) Windows 10
11 297 (20.71%) Finance
12 252 (17.57%) SCCM
13 251 (17.50%) DNS
14 249 (17.36%) ITIL
15 242 (16.88%) Citrix
15 242 (16.88%) Migration
16 239 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
17 207 (14.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 195 (13.60%) Microsoft Intune
19 192 (13.39%) Linux
20 182 (12.69%) Microsoft Office
21 170 (11.85%) Firewall
22 169 (11.79%) SQL
23 162 (11.30%) DHCP
24 146 (10.18%) Agile
25 145 (10.11%) Cisco
26 131 (9.14%) SQL Server
27 124 (8.65%) SharePoint
27 124 (8.65%) MS Exchange
27 124 (8.65%) Security Cleared

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
1 124 (8.65%) MS Exchange
1 124 (8.65%) SharePoint
2 60 (4.18%) IIS
3 36 (2.51%) Confluence
4 27 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (1.46%) Skype for Business
6 12 (0.84%) Apache
7 9 (0.63%) Apache Spark
7 9 (0.63%) nginx
7 9 (0.63%) WebSphere
8 8 (0.56%) Apache Pig
9 7 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (0.42%) IBM Notes
10 6 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
10 6 (0.42%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.28%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.21%) JBoss
12 3 (0.21%) Jupyter
12 3 (0.21%) Traefik
Applications
1 182 (12.69%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (0.91%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.070%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.070%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.070%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.070%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (0.56%) Markit EDM
1 8 (0.56%) thinkFolio
2 6 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.21%) Fidessa
4 3 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
4 3 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.21%) Oracle FAH
4 3 (0.21%) Oracle Utilities
4 3 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.070%) assyst
6 1 (0.070%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.070%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.070%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 700 (48.81%) Azure
2 656 (45.75%) Microsoft 365
3 436 (30.40%) Azure Active Directory
4 104 (7.25%) AWS
5 75 (5.23%) SaaS
6 63 (4.39%) IaaS
7 61 (4.25%) OneDrive
8 59 (4.11%) PaaS
9 56 (3.91%) Azure DevOps
10 47 (3.28%) Mimecast
11 43 (3.00%) Azure Monitor
12 39 (2.72%) GCP
13 34 (2.37%) Power Platform
14 25 (1.74%) Amazon S3
14 25 (1.74%) Azure AKS
15 24 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
16 23 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
17 22 (1.53%) GitHub
17 22 (1.53%) Google Workspace
17 22 (1.53%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 251 (17.50%) DNS
2 170 (11.85%) Firewall
3 162 (11.30%) DHCP
4 86 (6.00%) VPN
5 81 (5.65%) WAN
6 80 (5.58%) TCP/IP
7 65 (4.53%) LAN
8 54 (3.77%) SAN
9 41 (2.86%) VoIP
10 40 (2.79%) Wi-Fi
11 39 (2.72%) Network Security
12 35 (2.44%) Kerberos
13 33 (2.30%) Wireless
14 30 (2.09%) Internet
15 19 (1.32%) NAS
16 18 (1.26%) WebEx
17 16 (1.12%) Skype
17 16 (1.12%) Unified Communications
17 16 (1.12%) VLAN
18 15 (1.05%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (9.14%) SQL Server
2 23 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
3 22 (1.53%) Power BI
4 19 (1.32%) Azure SQL Database
5 14 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
5 14 (0.98%) MySQL
6 13 (0.91%) Oracle Database
7 12 (0.84%) Data Lake
8 11 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
9 9 (0.63%) Relational Database
10 8 (0.56%) Oracle Database 12c
11 7 (0.49%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 7 (0.49%) MongoDB
12 6 (0.42%) NoSQL
12 6 (0.42%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (0.42%) SAP HANA
13 5 (0.35%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 60 (4.18%) JIRA
2 48 (3.35%) Jenkins
3 33 (2.30%) Git (software)
4 20 (1.39%) TeamCity
5 15 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 12 (0.84%) Gradle
6 12 (0.84%) Maven
7 9 (0.63%) GitLab
7 9 (0.63%) SonarQube
7 9 (0.63%) Visual Studio
8 7 (0.49%) Bitbucket
8 7 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
8 7 (0.49%) Subversion
8 7 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (0.42%) Cucumber
10 5 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (0.28%) Robot Framework
11 4 (0.28%) Selenium
11 4 (0.28%) Serena SBM
General
1 338 (23.57%) Social Skills
2 297 (20.71%) Finance
3 102 (7.11%) Banking
4 77 (5.37%) Public Sector
5 46 (3.21%) Legal
6 43 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
7 29 (2.02%) Law
7 29 (2.02%) Presentation Skills
8 20 (1.39%) Financial Institution
9 18 (1.26%) Investment Banking
10 16 (1.12%) Documentation Skills
10 16 (1.12%) Organisational Skills
10 16 (1.12%) Retail
10 16 (1.12%) Telecoms
11 15 (1.05%) Front Office
11 15 (1.05%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 14 (0.98%) Marketing
13 13 (0.91%) Manufacturing
14 11 (0.77%) Influencing Skills
15 10 (0.70%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 200 (13.95%) Analyst
2 183 (12.76%) Architect
3 172 (11.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 166 (11.58%) Support Engineer
5 106 (7.39%) 2nd Line Support
6 87 (6.07%) IT Support
7 76 (5.30%) Support Analyst
8 73 (5.09%) Desktop Support
8 73 (5.09%) IT Engineer
9 71 (4.95%) Azure Engineer
10 69 (4.81%) Consultant
11 66 (4.60%) Active Directory Engineer
12 64 (4.46%) IT Analyst
13 56 (3.91%) Service Analyst
13 56 (3.91%) Service Desk Analyst
14 55 (3.84%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 54 (3.77%) Azure Architect
16 52 (3.63%) Cloud Engineer
16 52 (3.63%) Desktop Engineer
16 52 (3.63%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (3.63%) LDAP
2 40 (2.79%) .NET
3 28 (1.95%) SailPoint
4 27 (1.88%) SAML
5 23 (1.60%) REST
6 22 (1.53%) JSON
7 18 (1.26%) .NET Core
7 18 (1.26%) Web Services
8 17 (1.19%) .NET Framework
8 17 (1.19%) ASP.NET
9 16 (1.12%) OpenID
10 15 (1.05%) ASP.NET Web API
10 15 (1.05%) OAuth
11 14 (0.98%) Middleware
12 12 (0.84%) HTML
12 12 (0.84%) XML
13 11 (0.77%) RESTful
14 10 (0.70%) ARM Templates
14 10 (0.70%) CSS
15 9 (0.63%) Microsoft Graph
Miscellaneous
1 70 (4.88%) PKI
2 68 (4.74%) Data Centre
3 58 (4.04%) Clustering
4 54 (3.77%) Management Information System
5 35 (2.44%) User Experience
6 32 (2.23%) BYOD
7 31 (2.16%) Blackberry
8 30 (2.09%) Hedge funds
8 30 (2.09%) Public Cloud
9 28 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
10 27 (1.88%) Replication
11 26 (1.81%) iPhone
12 23 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
13 21 (1.46%) iPad
13 21 (1.46%) Smartphone
14 19 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
15 16 (1.12%) NHS
16 15 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
17 14 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
17 14 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 876 (61.09%) Windows
2 324 (22.59%) Windows Server
3 314 (21.90%) Windows 10
4 192 (13.39%) Linux
5 93 (6.49%) Windows Server 2016
6 86 (6.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 70 (4.88%) Android
8 61 (4.25%) Windows 7
9 57 (3.97%) Apple iOS
10 54 (3.77%) Unix
11 49 (3.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 48 (3.35%) Windows Server 2008
13 44 (3.07%) Windows Server 2019
14 39 (2.72%) Mac OS
15 35 (2.44%) VMS
16 17 (1.19%) Mac OS X
17 14 (0.98%) Windows 8
18 11 (0.77%) HPUX
19 10 (0.70%) Ubuntu
20 9 (0.63%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (17.36%) ITIL
2 242 (16.88%) Migration
3 207 (14.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 146 (10.18%) Agile
5 122 (8.51%) Problem-Solving
6 118 (8.23%) DevOps
7 106 (7.39%) Cybersecurity
8 91 (6.35%) Identity Access Management
9 78 (5.44%) Information Security
9 78 (5.44%) Service Management
10 77 (5.37%) Change Management
10 77 (5.37%) CI/CD
11 70 (4.88%) Project Management
12 60 (4.18%) ITSM
13 57 (3.97%) Incident Management
14 56 (3.91%) Asset Management
14 56 (3.91%) Project Delivery
14 56 (3.91%) Stakeholder Management
15 53 (3.70%) Application Packaging
15 53 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 381 (26.57%) PowerShell
2 169 (11.79%) SQL
3 99 (6.90%) Python
4 50 (3.49%) C#
5 49 (3.42%) Bash
6 38 (2.65%) Java
7 35 (2.44%) JavaScript
8 21 (1.46%) C
9 19 (1.32%) Perl
10 16 (1.12%) VBScript
11 15 (1.05%) VB
12 13 (0.91%) T-SQL
13 11 (0.77%) PHP
14 8 (0.56%) Go
14 8 (0.56%) Shell Script
15 6 (0.42%) Groovy
15 6 (0.42%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.42%) Ruby
16 5 (0.35%) C++
17 4 (0.28%) R
Qualifications
1 124 (8.65%) Security Cleared
2 102 (7.11%) SC Cleared
3 76 (5.30%) Degree
4 64 (4.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 45 (3.14%) Cisco Certification
6 44 (3.07%) CCNA
7 40 (2.79%) MCSE
8 35 (2.44%) MCSA
9 34 (2.37%) DV Cleared
10 31 (2.16%) MCP
11 28 (1.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 24 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
13 21 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 19 (1.32%) CISSP
15 12 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 10 (0.70%) DBS Check
17 9 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
17 9 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
17 9 (0.63%) TOGAF Certification
18 8 (0.56%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (4.95%) SLA
2 62 (4.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (1.81%) QA
4 22 (1.53%) GDPR
5 15 (1.05%) NIST
6 14 (0.98%) Cyber Essentials
7 13 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 11 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 10 (0.70%) PMO
10 7 (0.49%) COBIT
10 7 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 7 (0.49%) PCI DSS
11 5 (0.35%) NCSC
12 4 (0.28%) Accessibility
12 4 (0.28%) GRC
12 4 (0.28%) GxP
12 4 (0.28%) ISO 22301
13 3 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 3 (0.21%) PSD2
14 2 (0.14%) WCAG
System Software
1 239 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 84 (5.86%) vSphere
3 62 (4.32%) Hyper-V
3 62 (4.32%) XenApp
4 51 (3.56%) VMware ESXi
5 46 (3.21%) XenDesktop
6 45 (3.14%) Virtual Machines
7 39 (2.72%) Docker
8 33 (2.30%) Microsoft App-V
8 33 (2.30%) Virtual Desktop
9 24 (1.67%) BitLocker
10 22 (1.53%) NFS
11 17 (1.19%) Virtual Servers
12 16 (1.12%) VMware NSX
13 11 (0.77%) Firmware
14 8 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
14 8 (0.56%) Terminal Services
15 5 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
16 3 (0.21%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 3 (0.21%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 252 (17.57%) SCCM
2 195 (13.60%) Microsoft Intune
3 96 (6.69%) Terraform
4 78 (5.44%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 72 (5.02%) Single Sign-On
6 65 (4.53%) Kubernetes
7 43 (3.00%) Microsoft Clustering
8 42 (2.93%) Ansible
9 35 (2.44%) SCOM
10 31 (2.16%) WSUS
11 20 (1.39%) vCenter Server
12 18 (1.26%) Cisco CUCM
12 18 (1.26%) vRealize
13 16 (1.12%) AirWatch
13 16 (1.12%) Control-M
13 16 (1.12%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 14 (0.98%) SCOrch
15 13 (0.91%) Jamf Pro
15 13 (0.91%) Puppet
16 12 (0.84%) Grafana
Vendors
1 764 (53.28%) Microsoft
2 347 (24.20%) VMware
3 242 (16.88%) Citrix
4 145 (10.11%) Cisco
5 104 (7.25%) ServiceNow
6 72 (5.02%) HP
7 59 (4.11%) Oracle
7 59 (4.11%) Red Hat
8 54 (3.77%) Apple
9 49 (3.42%) Okta
10 47 (3.28%) Splunk
11 41 (2.86%) NetApp
12 40 (2.79%) Dell
13 32 (2.23%) CheckPoint
13 32 (2.23%) Google
13 32 (2.23%) Palo Alto
13 32 (2.23%) SolarWinds
14 31 (2.16%) EMC
15 30 (2.09%) SAP
16 26 (1.81%) Ivanti