Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 48 52 55
Rank change year-on-year +4 +3 -8
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 2,080 2,112 1,606
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.92% 4.57% 4.00%
As % of the System Software category 31.75% 34.35% 34.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,436 1,447 1,111
London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £135 £130 £128
90th Percentile £575 £575 £544
England median daily rate £370 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +13.85% - +0.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 137 79
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +28.57%
10th Percentile £12.76 £11.92 £12.75
90th Percentile £46.86 £47.83 £46.37
England median hourly rate £15.49 £15.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year +3.25% +1.69% -1.67%

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 6,552 6,149 4,629
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.51% 13.31% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,734 4,517 3,234
London median daily rate £525 £500 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.95% +5.65%
10th Percentile £211 £200 £200
90th Percentile £675 £644 £625
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 165 113
London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.44% -3.53% +46.55%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +3.23%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +19 591 £375 -3.23% 35
West London +2 104 £300 -13.04% 23
South London -10 79 £325 -13.33% 3
East London -23 43 £178 -8.97% 2
North London -12 16 £165 -40.00%
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 1,510 (72.60%) Windows
2 1,026 (49.33%) Microsoft
3 804 (38.65%) Office 365
4 665 (31.97%) Microsoft Azure
5 575 (27.64%) Windows Server
6 555 (26.68%) VMware
7 512 (24.62%) Windows 10
8 509 (24.47%) PowerShell
9 462 (22.21%) Finance
10 454 (21.83%) SCCM
11 392 (18.85%) DNS
12 381 (18.32%) Microsoft Office
13 377 (18.13%) Migration
14 370 (17.79%) Windows 7
15 345 (16.59%) Citrix
16 329 (15.82%) ITIL
17 310 (14.90%) VMware Infrastructure
18 302 (14.52%) Azure Active Directory
19 279 (13.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 279 (13.41%) MS Exchange
20 256 (12.31%) DHCP
21 253 (12.16%) Windows Server 2012
22 246 (11.83%) Firewall
23 240 (11.54%) SQL
24 220 (10.58%) Linux
25 210 (10.10%) Cisco
26 199 (9.57%) SQL Server
26 199 (9.57%) Windows Server 2008
27 193 (9.28%) SharePoint
28 191 (9.18%) 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
1 279 (13.41%) MS Exchange
2 193 (9.28%) SharePoint
3 165 (7.93%) Skype for Business
4 105 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2013
5 88 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
6 82 (3.94%) IIS
7 28 (1.35%) Apache
8 25 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 21 (1.01%) Confluence
10 17 (0.82%) IBM Notes
11 15 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
12 13 (0.63%) nginx
13 10 (0.48%) CMS
13 10 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
13 10 (0.48%) OpenStack
14 9 (0.43%) Tomcat
15 6 (0.29%) MS Project Server
15 6 (0.29%) SAS
16 5 (0.24%) JBoss
16 5 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 381 (18.32%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (1.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.19%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.14%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.14%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 2 (0.096%) CINEMA 4D
7 2 (0.096%) Maya
7 2 (0.096%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.048%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.048%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.048%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.048%) NUKE
8 1 (0.048%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.048%) Revit
8 1 (0.048%) Stata
Business Applications
1 13 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
2 10 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.24%) Eikon
3 5 (0.24%) Teamcenter
4 4 (0.19%) Relativity
5 3 (0.14%) LatentZero
5 3 (0.14%) Retail-J
5 3 (0.14%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.096%) Carpe Diem
6 2 (0.096%) Infor SunSystems
6 2 (0.096%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.096%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.096%) SAP Retail
7 1 (0.048%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.048%) HFM
7 1 (0.048%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.048%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.048%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.048%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 804 (38.65%) Office 365
2 665 (31.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 302 (14.52%) Azure Active Directory
4 191 (9.18%) Amazon AWS
5 116 (5.58%) PaaS
6 111 (5.34%) IaaS
7 62 (2.98%) OneDrive
8 58 (2.79%) SaaS
9 32 (1.54%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 25 (1.20%) Mimecast
11 22 (1.06%) G Suite
12 20 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
12 20 (0.96%) Yammer
13 17 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
14 15 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
14 15 (0.72%) Serverless
15 12 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
16 9 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 8 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
17 8 (0.38%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 392 (18.85%) DNS
2 256 (12.31%) DHCP
3 246 (11.83%) Firewall
4 184 (8.85%) LAN
4 184 (8.85%) WAN
5 166 (7.98%) VPN
6 161 (7.74%) TCP/IP
7 147 (7.07%) Skype
8 112 (5.38%) SAN
9 76 (3.65%) Internet
10 72 (3.46%) VoIP
11 44 (2.12%) Wireless
12 40 (1.92%) Network Security
13 35 (1.68%) Remote Desktop
13 35 (1.68%) VLAN
14 34 (1.63%) Wi-Fi
15 32 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
15 32 (1.54%) SMTP
15 32 (1.54%) SSL
16 29 (1.39%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (9.57%) SQL Server
2 51 (2.45%) Azure SQL Database
3 36 (1.73%) MySQL
4 27 (1.30%) Relational Database
5 21 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
6 19 (0.91%) Power BI
6 19 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
7 17 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
8 16 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
9 15 (0.72%) Big Data
10 11 (0.53%) MongoDB
10 11 (0.53%) RDBMS
11 10 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (0.38%) Redis
12 8 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 7 (0.34%) Data Lake
13 7 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 6 (0.29%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 51 (2.45%) Git (software)
1 51 (2.45%) MSI
2 45 (2.16%) Jenkins
3 40 (1.92%) JIRA
4 38 (1.83%) Visual Studio
5 33 (1.59%) Visual Studio Team System
6 14 (0.67%) Bitbucket
7 13 (0.63%) NUnit
7 13 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (0.58%) WiX
9 10 (0.48%) Jasmine
9 10 (0.48%) Karma Test Runner
9 10 (0.48%) MSBuild
10 7 (0.34%) Hudson
10 7 (0.34%) InstallShield
11 5 (0.24%) Ant
11 5 (0.24%) Subversion
12 4 (0.19%) Fiddler
12 4 (0.19%) Gerrit
12 4 (0.19%) JUnit
General
1 462 (22.21%) Finance
2 143 (6.88%) Banking
3 98 (4.71%) Law
4 43 (2.07%) Retail
5 40 (1.92%) Telecoms
6 37 (1.78%) Legal
7 34 (1.63%) Investment Banking
8 30 (1.44%) Advertising
9 23 (1.11%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.43%) Publishing
11 8 (0.38%) Retail Banking
12 6 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
13 5 (0.24%) Billing
13 5 (0.24%) German Language
13 5 (0.24%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.19%) Back Office
14 4 (0.19%) Front Office
14 4 (0.19%) Marketing
15 3 (0.14%) French Language
16 2 (0.096%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 424 (20.38%) Analyst
2 232 (11.15%) Support Engineer
3 216 (10.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 189 (9.09%) Architect
5 180 (8.65%) Support Analyst
6 179 (8.61%) Service Analyst
7 168 (8.08%) Service Desk Analyst
8 163 (7.84%) Desktop Support
9 146 (7.02%) 2nd Line Support
9 146 (7.02%) Windows Engineer
10 121 (5.82%) Desktop Engineer
11 112 (5.38%) IT Support
12 111 (5.34%) Consultant
13 100 (4.81%) Azure Engineer
14 94 (4.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 93 (4.47%) Active Directory Engineer
16 77 (3.70%) 1st/2nd Line Support
17 76 (3.65%) Office 365 Engineer
18 75 (3.61%) IT Analyst
19 74 (3.56%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (4.52%) .NET
2 65 (3.13%) LDAP
3 41 (1.97%) JSON
4 35 (1.68%) Web Services
5 31 (1.49%) .NET Framework
6 30 (1.44%) X-Windows
7 29 (1.39%) HTML
8 26 (1.25%) AngularJS
9 24 (1.15%) Software Packaging
9 24 (1.15%) XML
10 23 (1.11%) ASP.NET
11 21 (1.01%) Node.js
12 19 (0.91%) ASP.NET Web API
13 18 (0.87%) SAML
14 17 (0.82%) .NET Core
14 17 (0.82%) RESTful
15 14 (0.67%) CSS
15 14 (0.67%) Middleware
16 13 (0.63%) ASP.NET MVC
17 12 (0.58%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 120 (5.77%) Data Centre
2 100 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
3 63 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 62 (2.98%) Clustering
5 58 (2.79%) Blackberry
5 58 (2.79%) iPhone
6 51 (2.45%) Self-Motivation
7 38 (1.83%) Video Conferencing
8 35 (1.68%) Private Cloud
8 35 (1.68%) User Experience
9 34 (1.63%) Public Cloud
9 34 (1.63%) Smartphone
10 33 (1.59%) iPad
11 31 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
11 31 (1.49%) PKI
12 28 (1.35%) Replication
13 20 (0.96%) Mobile App
14 18 (0.87%) NHS
15 15 (0.72%) Fat Client
15 15 (0.72%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1,510 (72.60%) Windows
2 575 (27.64%) Windows Server
3 512 (24.62%) Windows 10
4 370 (17.79%) Windows 7
5 253 (12.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 220 (10.58%) Linux
7 199 (9.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 86 (4.13%) Android
9 79 (3.80%) Windows 8
10 70 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 68 (3.27%) Apple iOS
12 49 (2.36%) Unix
13 40 (1.92%) Mac OS
14 36 (1.73%) Mac OS X
14 36 (1.73%) Windows XP
15 34 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
16 24 (1.15%) CentOS
17 19 (0.91%) Ubuntu
18 12 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
19 7 (0.34%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 377 (18.13%) Migration
2 329 (15.82%) ITIL
3 279 (13.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 183 (8.80%) DevOps
5 147 (7.07%) Problem-Solving
6 124 (5.96%) Agile Software Development
7 114 (5.48%) Service Management
8 112 (5.38%) Information Security
9 84 (4.04%) ITSM
10 82 (3.94%) Change Management
11 74 (3.56%) Application Packaging
12 69 (3.32%) Project Management
13 67 (3.22%) Stakeholder Management
14 63 (3.03%) Mobile Device Management
15 62 (2.98%) Disaster Recovery
15 62 (2.98%) Identity Management
16 53 (2.55%) Configuration Management
17 51 (2.45%) Identity Access Management
18 49 (2.36%) Security Management
18 49 (2.36%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 509 (24.47%) PowerShell
2 240 (11.54%) SQL
3 73 (3.51%) C#
4 54 (2.60%) Python
5 49 (2.36%) JavaScript
6 42 (2.02%) Bash Shell
7 39 (1.88%) Java
7 39 (1.88%) VB
8 31 (1.49%) Shell Script
9 29 (1.39%) C
10 26 (1.25%) Perl
11 17 (0.82%) VBScript
12 11 (0.53%) TypeScript
13 10 (0.48%) PHP
14 9 (0.43%) Ruby
15 8 (0.38%) AWK
15 8 (0.38%) Groovy
16 7 (0.34%) T-SQL
17 6 (0.29%) VBA
18 4 (0.19%) sed
Qualifications
1 139 (6.68%) Security Cleared
2 132 (6.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 95 (4.57%) SC Cleared
4 67 (3.22%) MCSE
5 62 (2.98%) Degree
6 48 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
7 41 (1.97%) MCSA
8 40 (1.92%) MCP
9 24 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
10 22 (1.06%) MCITP
11 17 (0.82%) CCNA
11 17 (0.82%) DBS Check
12 15 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 14 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
13 14 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 12 (0.58%) A+ Certification
14 12 (0.58%) CCA
14 12 (0.58%) DV Cleared
15 11 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
15 11 (0.53%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (4.09%) SLA
2 32 (1.54%) QA
3 19 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.77%) GDPR
5 12 (0.58%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.58%) PMO
6 6 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.24%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.14%) COBIT
9 2 (0.096%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 2 (0.096%) GAMP
9 2 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.048%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.048%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.048%) HL7
10 1 (0.048%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (0.048%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.048%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 310 (14.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 139 (6.68%) XenApp
3 134 (6.44%) Hyper-V
4 106 (5.10%) VMware ESXi
5 96 (4.62%) XenDesktop
6 83 (3.99%) Virtual Machines
7 50 (2.40%) Microsoft App-V
8 49 (2.36%) vSphere
9 45 (2.16%) Docker
10 26 (1.25%) BitLocker
11 24 (1.15%) VMware Workstation
11 24 (1.15%) XenServer
12 20 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
13 17 (0.82%) Shibboleth
14 16 (0.77%) DFS Replication
15 15 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
15 15 (0.72%) VMware NSX
16 10 (0.48%) Terminal Services
17 8 (0.38%) NFS
18 7 (0.34%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 454 (21.83%) SCCM
2 96 (4.62%) Microsoft Intune
3 69 (3.32%) Terraform
4 65 (3.13%) Single Sign-On
5 52 (2.50%) SCOM
6 47 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
7 42 (2.02%) WSUS
8 41 (1.97%) Puppet
9 40 (1.92%) AirWatch
10 38 (1.83%) Ansible
11 37 (1.78%) Microsoft Clustering
12 33 (1.59%) Kubernetes
13 29 (1.39%) Backup Exec
14 26 (1.25%) vCenter Server
15 22 (1.06%) Failover Clustering
16 21 (1.01%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 19 (0.91%) vMotion
18 18 (0.87%) QRadar
19 17 (0.82%) SCOrch
20 16 (0.77%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 1,026 (49.33%) Microsoft
2 555 (26.68%) VMware
3 345 (16.59%) Citrix
4 210 (10.10%) Cisco
5 124 (5.96%) HP
6 85 (4.09%) Dell
7 73 (3.51%) Ivanti
8 69 (3.32%) Oracle
9 63 (3.03%) NetApp
10 62 (2.98%) Apple
11 57 (2.74%) ServiceNow
11 57 (2.74%) Symantec
12 39 (1.88%) Bloomberg
13 37 (1.78%) Sony
14 33 (1.59%) Google
15 32 (1.54%) EMC
16 26 (1.25%) CheckPoint
16 26 (1.25%) Red Hat
16 26 (1.25%) Veeam
17 25 (1.20%) Meraki