Period
to 14 August 2018

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 14 August 2018 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 58 46
Rank change year-on-year +9 -12 -14
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 2,219 1,750 2,172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.87% 4.11% 4.78%
As % of the System Software category 33.03% 36.47% 42.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,561 1,153 1,465
London median daily rate £350 £327 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.03% -9.79% +12.67%
10th Percentile £128 £128 £131
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £325 £317 £330
% change year-on-year +2.52% -3.94% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 97 119
London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.69 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.05% +24.60% -11.76%
10th Percentile £12.98 £12.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.63 £22.78
England median hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +5.73% - -

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 6,718 4,799 5,118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 14.74% 11.27% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,918 3,369 3,631
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £200 £189 £194
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +14.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 122 129
London median hourly rate £19.38 £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +33.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.88 £10.95
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £24.45
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% -6.06%

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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 2018. 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 +11 521 £375 +13.64% 96
West London 0 122 £325 +71.05% 66
South London 0 85 £344 -23.61% 11
East London +6 60 £155 -53.21% 23
North London -4 20 £150 -64.71% 8
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, 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 1,622 (73.10%) Windows
2 1,028 (46.33%) Microsoft
3 770 (34.70%) Office 365
4 584 (26.32%) Windows Server
5 546 (24.61%) Windows 10
6 533 (24.02%) VMware
7 483 (21.77%) SCCM
8 482 (21.72%) Windows 7
9 479 (21.59%) Microsoft Azure
10 419 (18.88%) ITIL
11 416 (18.75%) Citrix
12 411 (18.52%) Finance
13 398 (17.94%) PowerShell
14 390 (17.58%) Microsoft Office
15 369 (16.63%) DNS
16 336 (15.14%) MS Exchange
17 330 (14.87%) Migration
18 320 (14.42%) VMware Infrastructure
19 277 (12.48%) Windows Server 2012
20 258 (11.63%) Windows Server 2008
21 257 (11.58%) DHCP
22 244 (11.00%) Linux
23 225 (10.14%) SQL
24 222 (10.00%) Firewall
25 220 (9.91%) Cisco
26 218 (9.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
27 209 (9.42%) Azure Active Directory
27 209 (9.42%) Security Cleared
28 191 (8.61%) SQL Server
29 187 (8.43%) 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
1 336 (15.14%) MS Exchange
2 164 (7.39%) SharePoint
3 163 (7.35%) Skype for Business
4 120 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 73 (3.29%) IIS
6 67 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2013
7 45 (2.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 30 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
9 21 (0.95%) Apache
10 18 (0.81%) Tomcat
11 16 (0.72%) CMS
12 14 (0.63%) IBM Notes
12 14 (0.63%) JBoss
12 14 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
12 14 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
13 12 (0.54%) Apache Spark
13 12 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
14 11 (0.50%) WebSphere
15 10 (0.45%) Confluence
16 8 (0.36%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 390 (17.58%) Microsoft Office
2 66 (2.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 38 (1.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 31 (1.40%) MS Visio
5 19 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.18%) CINEMA 4D
9 3 (0.14%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.090%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.090%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.045%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.045%) InDesign
11 1 (0.045%) Mozilla Thunderbird
11 1 (0.045%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 13 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.23%) Eikon
6 4 (0.18%) Elite 3E
6 4 (0.18%) ReMetrica
7 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.14%) RMDS
8 2 (0.090%) Concordance
8 2 (0.090%) Infor SunSystems
8 2 (0.090%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.090%) Relativity
8 2 (0.090%) Towers Watson Igloo
9 1 (0.045%) Carpe Diem
9 1 (0.045%) LexisNexis TimeMap
9 1 (0.045%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.045%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.045%) ScheduALL
9 1 (0.045%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 770 (34.70%) Office 365
2 479 (21.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 209 (9.42%) Azure Active Directory
4 187 (8.43%) Amazon AWS
5 66 (2.97%) IaaS
6 62 (2.79%) PaaS
7 40 (1.80%) Mimecast
8 39 (1.76%) SaaS
9 31 (1.40%) OneDrive
10 30 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
11 25 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
12 22 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 20 (0.90%) G Suite
14 17 (0.77%) Amazon ELB
15 15 (0.68%) Route 53
16 13 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
17 12 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
17 12 (0.54%) Serverless
18 11 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
18 11 (0.50%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 369 (16.63%) DNS
2 257 (11.58%) DHCP
3 222 (10.00%) Firewall
4 169 (7.62%) VPN
5 161 (7.26%) TCP/IP
6 147 (6.62%) Skype
7 119 (5.36%) LAN
7 119 (5.36%) WAN
8 93 (4.19%) SAN
9 78 (3.52%) VoIP
10 76 (3.42%) Internet
11 59 (2.66%) Remote Desktop
12 49 (2.21%) Wireless
13 39 (1.76%) SSL
14 35 (1.58%) NAS
15 34 (1.53%) Kerberos
16 30 (1.35%) Network Security
17 27 (1.22%) FTP
18 26 (1.17%) SMTP
18 26 (1.17%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (8.61%) SQL Server
2 37 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
2 37 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
3 30 (1.35%) Relational Database
4 21 (0.95%) Power BI
5 20 (0.90%) Oracle Database
6 18 (0.81%) MySQL
6 18 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
7 17 (0.77%) GIS
8 16 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
8 16 (0.72%) Hadoop
9 15 (0.68%) Blockchain
9 15 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
10 14 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
11 13 (0.59%) Oracle Database 10g
11 13 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
11 13 (0.59%) SQL Server 2016
12 12 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
12 12 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 54 (2.43%) JIRA
2 43 (1.94%) Jenkins
3 42 (1.89%) Git (software)
4 41 (1.85%) MSI
5 28 (1.26%) Visual Studio
6 26 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
7 21 (0.95%) Visual Studio Team System
8 18 (0.81%) AdminStudio
8 18 (0.81%) InstallShield
9 12 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
10 10 (0.45%) Artifactory
11 9 (0.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 8 (0.36%) NUnit
13 7 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 6 (0.27%) Cucumber
14 6 (0.27%) SpecFlow
14 6 (0.27%) TeamCity
15 5 (0.23%) ERwin
15 5 (0.23%) Subversion
15 5 (0.23%) Zephyr
General
1 411 (18.52%) Finance
2 113 (5.09%) Banking
3 100 (4.51%) Law
4 53 (2.39%) Legal
5 47 (2.12%) Retail
6 29 (1.31%) Telecoms
7 26 (1.17%) Publishing
8 24 (1.08%) Advertising
9 22 (0.99%) German Language
10 20 (0.90%) Back Office
10 20 (0.90%) French Language
11 19 (0.86%) Investment Banking
12 17 (0.77%) Financial Institution
12 17 (0.77%) Front Office
13 12 (0.54%) Italian Language
14 11 (0.50%) Billing
14 11 (0.50%) Manufacturing
15 10 (0.45%) Spanish Language
16 7 (0.32%) Local Government
16 7 (0.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 449 (20.23%) Analyst
2 287 (12.93%) Support Engineer
3 283 (12.75%) Desktop Support
4 201 (9.06%) 2nd Line Support
5 196 (8.83%) Service Analyst
6 193 (8.70%) Support Analyst
7 179 (8.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 174 (7.84%) Service Desk Analyst
9 155 (6.99%) Architect
10 151 (6.80%) IT Support
11 141 (6.35%) Consultant
12 138 (6.22%) Desktop Engineer
13 134 (6.04%) Windows Engineer
14 99 (4.46%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 97 (4.37%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 97 (4.37%) IT Analyst
16 93 (4.19%) Active Directory Engineer
17 91 (4.10%) 1st/2nd Line Support
18 88 (3.97%) Administrator
19 86 (3.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (3.52%) Web Services
2 74 (3.33%) .NET
3 69 (3.11%) LDAP
4 56 (2.52%) JSON
5 46 (2.07%) REST
6 42 (1.89%) XML
7 38 (1.71%) SAML
8 33 (1.49%) Middleware
9 27 (1.22%) SailPoint
10 19 (0.86%) X-Windows
11 18 (0.81%) HTML
11 18 (0.81%) OAuth
12 17 (0.77%) ASP.NET
13 14 (0.63%) SOAP
14 13 (0.59%) Software Packaging
14 13 (0.59%) Swagger
15 12 (0.54%) Kafka
15 12 (0.54%) XMPP
16 9 (0.41%) .NET Framework
16 9 (0.41%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 105 (4.73%) Blackberry
2 89 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
3 88 (3.97%) Data Centre
4 77 (3.47%) iPhone
5 59 (2.66%) Smartphone
6 53 (2.39%) Management Information System
7 52 (2.34%) Clustering
8 46 (2.07%) Replication
9 44 (1.98%) iPad
10 42 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
11 41 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
12 38 (1.71%) PKI
13 29 (1.31%) User Experience
14 23 (1.04%) Computer Science
15 21 (0.95%) Public Cloud
16 20 (0.90%) Private Cloud
17 19 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
18 17 (0.77%) Fat Client
18 17 (0.77%) Thin Client
19 14 (0.63%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1,622 (73.10%) Windows
2 584 (26.32%) Windows Server
3 546 (24.61%) Windows 10
4 482 (21.72%) Windows 7
5 277 (12.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 258 (11.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 244 (11.00%) Linux
8 124 (5.59%) Apple iOS
9 115 (5.18%) Mac OS X
10 106 (4.78%) Android
11 101 (4.55%) Windows 8
12 70 (3.15%) Mac OS
13 62 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 50 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
15 49 (2.21%) Unix
16 46 (2.07%) Windows XP
17 21 (0.95%) CentOS
18 15 (0.68%) Windows 2000
19 14 (0.63%) Solaris
20 11 (0.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 419 (18.88%) ITIL
2 330 (14.87%) Migration
3 218 (9.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 163 (7.35%) Problem-Solving
5 146 (6.58%) Agile Software Development
6 142 (6.40%) Service Management
7 118 (5.32%) DevOps
8 103 (4.64%) ITSM
9 91 (4.10%) Change Management
10 90 (4.06%) Project Management
11 79 (3.56%) Identity Access Management
12 72 (3.24%) Information Security
13 69 (3.11%) Stakeholder Management
14 61 (2.75%) Incident Management
15 60 (2.70%) Asset Management
15 60 (2.70%) Identity Management
15 60 (2.70%) Mobile Device Management
16 57 (2.57%) Application Packaging
17 55 (2.48%) Problem Management
17 55 (2.48%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 398 (17.94%) PowerShell
2 225 (10.14%) SQL
3 55 (2.48%) C#
4 52 (2.34%) VBScript
5 49 (2.21%) Python
6 45 (2.03%) Java
7 39 (1.76%) JavaScript
8 37 (1.67%) Bash Shell
9 35 (1.58%) C
10 20 (0.90%) VB
11 18 (0.81%) Shell Script
12 15 (0.68%) Perl
13 13 (0.59%) PL/SQL
13 13 (0.59%) Ruby
14 10 (0.45%) Groovy
15 8 (0.36%) PHP
15 8 (0.36%) T-SQL
16 7 (0.32%) VBA
17 6 (0.27%) AppleScript
17 6 (0.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 209 (9.42%) Security Cleared
2 169 (7.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 164 (7.39%) SC Cleared
4 94 (4.24%) MCSE
5 59 (2.66%) Cisco Certification
5 59 (2.66%) Degree
6 52 (2.34%) MCSA
7 47 (2.12%) CCNA
8 44 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
9 41 (1.85%) MCP
10 38 (1.71%) MCITP
11 28 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 26 (1.17%) DV Cleared
13 25 (1.13%) CISSP
14 20 (0.90%) CISM
15 19 (0.86%) DBS Check
16 18 (0.81%) MCTS
17 14 (0.63%) A+ Certification
18 12 (0.54%) AWS Certification
19 11 (0.50%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (6.04%) SLA
2 19 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (0.81%) PCI DSS
4 16 (0.72%) GDPR
5 10 (0.45%) QA
6 9 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.32%) PMO
8 4 (0.18%) COBIT
9 3 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 3 (0.14%) GAMP
9 3 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.090%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.090%) Government Security Classifications
10 2 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.045%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.045%) EMIR
11 1 (0.045%) ISAE 3402
11 1 (0.045%) MiFID
11 1 (0.045%) WCAG
System Software
1 320 (14.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 123 (5.54%) Hyper-V
3 115 (5.18%) XenApp
4 113 (5.09%) VMware ESXi
5 112 (5.05%) Microsoft App-V
6 81 (3.65%) XenDesktop
7 76 (3.42%) vSphere
8 47 (2.12%) BitLocker
9 46 (2.07%) Virtual Machines
10 40 (1.80%) Virtual Desktop
11 27 (1.22%) Docker
12 21 (0.95%) VMware Workstation
12 21 (0.95%) XenServer
13 16 (0.72%) Terminal Services
14 13 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
15 12 (0.54%) DFS Replication
15 12 (0.54%) NFS
16 7 (0.32%) Apache Flume
16 7 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 7 (0.32%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 483 (21.77%) SCCM
2 84 (3.79%) Microsoft Intune
3 72 (3.24%) Single Sign-On
4 63 (2.84%) WSUS
5 58 (2.61%) SCOM
6 56 (2.52%) Terraform
7 51 (2.30%) AirWatch
8 42 (1.89%) Ansible
9 41 (1.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 33 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
11 28 (1.26%) vCenter Server
12 26 (1.17%) NetBackup
13 22 (0.99%) Backup Exec
14 20 (0.90%) Microsoft Clustering
14 20 (0.90%) Puppet
15 17 (0.77%) Failover Clustering
16 16 (0.72%) PingFederate
16 16 (0.72%) XenMobile
17 15 (0.68%) Jamf Pro
17 15 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1,028 (46.33%) Microsoft
2 533 (24.02%) VMware
3 416 (18.75%) Citrix
4 220 (9.91%) Cisco
5 174 (7.84%) Apple
6 132 (5.95%) ServiceNow
7 129 (5.81%) HP
8 108 (4.87%) Ivanti
9 81 (3.65%) Oracle
10 65 (2.93%) Dell
11 52 (2.34%) NetApp
12 50 (2.25%) McAfee
13 46 (2.07%) IBM
14 43 (1.94%) Symantec
15 40 (1.80%) CheckPoint
15 40 (1.80%) Red Hat
15 40 (1.80%) Veeam
16 38 (1.71%) Sony
17 35 (1.58%) Adobe
17 35 (1.58%) Google