Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 50 44
Rank change year-on-year -1 -6 -10
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 2,103 1,792 1,927
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.48% 4.34% 4.33%
As % of the System Software category 35.43% 35.96% 45.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,426 1,211 1,239
London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69% -
10th Percentile £130 £130 £130
90th Percentile £563 £538 £538
England median daily rate £313 £325 £310
% change year-on-year -3.85% +4.84% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 110 175
London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.15% +17.86% -9.68%
10th Percentile £11.81 £12.48 £10.20
90th Percentile £47.83 £33.75 £28.75
England median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year - +3.45% -3.32%

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 5,936 4,983 4,266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.65% 12.06% 9.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,360 3,418 2,937
London median daily rate £500 £455 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.89% +7.06% +6.25%
10th Percentile £191 £200 £180
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
England median daily rate £450 £418 £388
% change year-on-year +7.78% +7.74% +7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 141 198
London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +26.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £11.81 £12.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £53.30 £50.00 £38.50
England median hourly rate £16.22 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +1.34% +6.67% -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 23 February 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 23 February 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 23 February 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 +4 459 £380 +1.33% 121
West London -18 126 £330 +76.00% 81
South London -18 99 £300 -7.69% 19
East London +1 42 £190 -30.91% 32
North London 0 20 £148 -50.83% 9
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 1,499 (71.28%) Windows
2 897 (42.65%) Microsoft
3 576 (27.39%) Office 365
4 568 (27.01%) Windows Server
5 516 (24.54%) VMware
6 466 (22.16%) Windows 7
7 429 (20.40%) Windows 10
8 412 (19.59%) ITIL
9 397 (18.88%) Citrix
10 391 (18.59%) Microsoft Office
10 391 (18.59%) SCCM
11 384 (18.26%) Microsoft Azure
12 370 (17.59%) Finance
13 336 (15.98%) Windows Server 2012
14 322 (15.31%) VMware Infrastructure
15 312 (14.84%) DNS
16 306 (14.55%) PowerShell
17 305 (14.50%) Windows Server 2008
18 287 (13.65%) MS Exchange
19 259 (12.32%) Linux
20 254 (12.08%) Migration
21 251 (11.94%) Security Cleared
22 240 (11.41%) Cisco
23 239 (11.36%) SQL
24 228 (10.84%) DHCP
25 215 (10.22%) Firewall
26 177 (8.42%) Microsoft Certification
27 176 (8.37%) Service Management
28 173 (8.23%) HP
28 173 (8.23%) SC 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
1 287 (13.65%) MS Exchange
2 127 (6.04%) SharePoint
3 80 (3.80%) Skype for Business
4 66 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 63 (3.00%) IIS
6 53 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2013
7 44 (2.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 24 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
9 23 (1.09%) Apache
10 22 (1.05%) Confluence
11 21 (1.00%) Tomcat
11 21 (1.00%) WebSphere
12 18 (0.86%) Apache Spark
13 15 (0.71%) CMS
13 15 (0.71%) WebSphere Portal
14 14 (0.67%) Apache Solr
15 12 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
15 12 (0.57%) IBM Notes
15 12 (0.57%) JBoss
16 10 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 391 (18.59%) Microsoft Office
2 49 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (1.09%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.14%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.14%) CINEMA 4D
6 3 (0.14%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.14%) Revit
6 3 (0.14%) Vectorworks
7 2 (0.095%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.095%) HipChat
8 1 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.048%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.048%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (0.71%) Oracle BPM
1 15 (0.71%) RMDS
2 13 (0.62%) Eikon
3 12 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.14%) LatentZero
5 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.14%) Relativity
5 3 (0.14%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.095%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.095%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.095%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.048%) Summit
7 1 (0.048%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 576 (27.39%) Office 365
2 384 (18.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 168 (7.99%) Amazon AWS
4 149 (7.09%) Azure Active Directory
5 57 (2.71%) PaaS
6 51 (2.43%) IaaS
7 39 (1.85%) SaaS
8 29 (1.38%) OneDrive
9 23 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
10 21 (1.00%) Mimecast
10 21 (1.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 20 (0.95%) Amazon ELB
11 20 (0.95%) Route 53
12 17 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
13 12 (0.57%) G Suite
14 10 (0.48%) OpenShift
15 9 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
16 8 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
16 8 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
17 6 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 312 (14.84%) DNS
2 228 (10.84%) DHCP
3 215 (10.22%) Firewall
4 166 (7.89%) TCP/IP
5 164 (7.80%) VPN
6 163 (7.75%) WAN
7 157 (7.47%) LAN
8 119 (5.66%) SAN
9 85 (4.04%) Skype
10 64 (3.04%) Internet
11 63 (3.00%) SSL
12 48 (2.28%) VoIP
13 42 (2.00%) Network Security
13 42 (2.00%) Remote Desktop
14 41 (1.95%) Wireless
15 38 (1.81%) VLAN
16 37 (1.76%) MPLS
17 32 (1.52%) HTTP
18 31 (1.47%) Kerberos
19 27 (1.28%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (8.08%) SQL Server
2 44 (2.09%) PostgreSQL
3 29 (1.38%) Amazon RDS
4 27 (1.28%) NoSQL
5 26 (1.24%) Hadoop
6 25 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
7 22 (1.05%) Oracle Database
7 22 (1.05%) Power BI
8 19 (0.90%) GIS
9 17 (0.81%) Big Data
9 17 (0.81%) HBase
10 16 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
10 16 (0.76%) Apache Hive
11 15 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
11 15 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
12 14 (0.67%) MongoDB
13 13 (0.62%) MySQL
14 12 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
15 11 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
16 10 (0.48%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 58 (2.76%) Git (software)
2 55 (2.62%) Jenkins
3 53 (2.52%) JIRA
4 25 (1.19%) Visual Studio
5 24 (1.14%) Artifactory
6 23 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
7 20 (0.95%) Sonatype Nexus
8 17 (0.81%) Visual Studio Team System
9 13 (0.62%) MSI
10 8 (0.38%) AutoIt
10 8 (0.38%) TeamCity
11 7 (0.33%) Maven
11 7 (0.33%) TestRail
12 6 (0.29%) Chocolatey
13 5 (0.24%) Fiddler
13 5 (0.24%) Gerrit
13 5 (0.24%) JUnit
14 4 (0.19%) Cucumber
14 4 (0.19%) Metasploit
14 4 (0.19%) Serena SBM
General
1 370 (17.59%) Finance
2 161 (7.66%) Banking
3 91 (4.33%) Legal
4 66 (3.14%) Law
5 52 (2.47%) Retail
6 41 (1.95%) Telecoms
7 30 (1.43%) Back Office
8 29 (1.38%) Advertising
9 28 (1.33%) Investment Banking
10 27 (1.28%) Financial Institution
11 26 (1.24%) International Banking
12 18 (0.86%) Manufacturing
13 16 (0.76%) Publishing
14 12 (0.57%) French Language
15 9 (0.43%) Marketing
16 7 (0.33%) Front Office
17 6 (0.29%) German Language
18 5 (0.24%) Billing
18 5 (0.24%) Local Government
19 4 (0.19%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 466 (22.16%) Analyst
2 238 (11.32%) Support Engineer
3 234 (11.13%) Desktop Support
4 215 (10.22%) Service Analyst
5 198 (9.42%) Service Desk Analyst
6 171 (8.13%) 2nd Line Support
7 160 (7.61%) Architect
8 139 (6.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 133 (6.32%) Consultant
10 129 (6.13%) Support Analyst
11 119 (5.66%) IT Support
12 106 (5.04%) Windows Engineer
13 105 (4.99%) Desktop Engineer
14 94 (4.47%) Administrator
15 92 (4.37%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 85 (4.04%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 77 (3.66%) 1st/2nd Line Support
18 75 (3.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
19 74 (3.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
20 72 (3.42%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (3.99%) LDAP
2 79 (3.76%) Web Services
3 69 (3.28%) .NET
4 59 (2.81%) XML
5 57 (2.71%) JSON
6 55 (2.62%) HTML
6 55 (2.62%) REST
7 36 (1.71%) SOAP
8 28 (1.33%) AngularJS
8 28 (1.33%) OpenID
9 27 (1.28%) YAML
10 25 (1.19%) ASP.NET Web API
10 25 (1.19%) Node.js
11 24 (1.14%) Spring Security
12 22 (1.05%) J2EE
13 20 (0.95%) CSS
13 20 (0.95%) RabbitMQ
14 19 (0.90%) Kafka
14 19 (0.90%) SAML
15 17 (0.81%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 122 (5.80%) Blackberry
2 120 (5.71%) Data Centre
3 106 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
4 65 (3.09%) Management Information System
5 59 (2.81%) iPhone
6 58 (2.76%) PKI
7 55 (2.62%) Clustering
7 55 (2.62%) Smartphone
8 39 (1.85%) iPad
9 35 (1.66%) Replication
10 30 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
11 26 (1.24%) Computer Science
12 23 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
13 19 (0.90%) Mobile App
14 17 (0.81%) Hedge funds
14 17 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
15 16 (0.76%) BYOD
15 16 (0.76%) Client/Server
16 14 (0.67%) NHS
17 13 (0.62%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1,499 (71.28%) Windows
2 568 (27.01%) Windows Server
3 466 (22.16%) Windows 7
4 429 (20.40%) Windows 10
5 336 (15.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 305 (14.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 259 (12.32%) Linux
8 109 (5.18%) Android
9 103 (4.90%) Apple iOS
10 76 (3.61%) Unix
11 75 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 72 (3.42%) Mac OS X
13 63 (3.00%) Windows Server 2003
14 59 (2.81%) Windows 8
15 52 (2.47%) Windows XP
16 50 (2.38%) Mac OS
17 32 (1.52%) CentOS
18 21 (1.00%) Solaris
19 17 (0.81%) Windows Vista
20 11 (0.52%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 412 (19.59%) ITIL
2 254 (12.08%) Migration
3 176 (8.37%) Service Management
4 130 (6.18%) Change Management
5 126 (5.99%) DevOps
6 125 (5.94%) Agile Software Development
7 101 (4.80%) Incident Management
8 93 (4.42%) Configuration Management
9 78 (3.71%) Project Management
10 76 (3.61%) Cybersecurity
10 76 (3.61%) ITSM
11 71 (3.38%) Identity Access Management
12 66 (3.14%) Information Security
13 63 (3.00%) Identity Management
13 63 (3.00%) Problem Management
14 60 (2.85%) Disaster Recovery
15 58 (2.76%) Service Delivery
16 52 (2.47%) Root Cause Analysis
17 51 (2.43%) Patch Management
17 51 (2.43%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 306 (14.55%) PowerShell
2 239 (11.36%) SQL
3 87 (4.14%) Java
4 68 (3.23%) C#
5 60 (2.85%) VBScript
6 52 (2.47%) JavaScript
7 42 (2.00%) C
8 40 (1.90%) Python
9 36 (1.71%) Bash Shell
10 26 (1.24%) VB
11 23 (1.09%) Perl
12 19 (0.90%) PL/SQL
13 16 (0.76%) T-SQL
14 15 (0.71%) Ruby
15 13 (0.62%) Groovy
16 10 (0.48%) BeanShell
16 10 (0.48%) Shell Script
17 9 (0.43%) PHP
18 7 (0.33%) VB.NET
19 4 (0.19%) Korn
Qualifications
1 251 (11.94%) Security Cleared
2 177 (8.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 173 (8.23%) SC Cleared
4 117 (5.56%) MCSE
5 72 (3.42%) ITIL Certification
6 62 (2.95%) MCSA
7 58 (2.76%) DV Cleared
8 56 (2.66%) Degree
9 50 (2.38%) MCP
10 49 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
11 42 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 35 (1.66%) CCNA
13 34 (1.62%) MCITP
14 25 (1.19%) CISSP
15 21 (1.00%) CCNP
16 17 (0.81%) DBS Check
17 14 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
17 14 (0.67%) MCDST
18 12 (0.57%) CISM
18 12 (0.57%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (5.28%) SLA
2 24 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 23 (1.09%) ISO 9001
4 19 (0.90%) GDPR
5 17 (0.81%) QA
6 14 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 8 (0.38%) PMO
9 6 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
11 4 (0.19%) PCI DSS
12 3 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 3 (0.14%) GAMP
13 2 (0.095%) Data Quality
13 2 (0.095%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 2 (0.095%) MiFID
14 1 (0.048%) Cyber Essentials
14 1 (0.048%) FedRAMP
14 1 (0.048%) Government Security Classifications
14 1 (0.048%) HIPAA
System Software
1 322 (15.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 116 (5.52%) XenApp
3 114 (5.42%) Hyper-V
4 111 (5.28%) vSphere
5 88 (4.18%) VMware ESXi
6 60 (2.85%) Microsoft App-V
7 55 (2.62%) Virtual Machines
8 51 (2.43%) XenDesktop
9 48 (2.28%) Docker
10 44 (2.09%) BitLocker
11 23 (1.09%) Terminal Services
12 20 (0.95%) VMware Workstation
13 19 (0.90%) Virtual Desktop
14 17 (0.81%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 17 (0.81%) HDFS
15 16 (0.76%) Apache Flume
16 15 (0.71%) NFS
16 15 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
17 12 (0.57%) DFS Replication
18 11 (0.52%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 391 (18.59%) SCCM
2 72 (3.42%) SCOM
3 61 (2.90%) Ansible
4 52 (2.47%) WSUS
5 50 (2.38%) Microsoft Intune
6 49 (2.33%) Single Sign-On
7 46 (2.19%) AirWatch
8 42 (2.00%) Terraform
9 39 (1.85%) Puppet
10 29 (1.38%) NetBackup
11 26 (1.24%) vCenter Server
12 25 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
13 23 (1.09%) Backup Exec
14 20 (0.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 17 (0.81%) Hadoop YARN
16 16 (0.76%) Ambari
16 16 (0.76%) Jamf Pro
16 16 (0.76%) Oozie
17 15 (0.71%) Failover Clustering
18 14 (0.67%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 897 (42.65%) Microsoft
2 516 (24.54%) VMware
3 397 (18.88%) Citrix
4 240 (11.41%) Cisco
5 173 (8.23%) HP
6 132 (6.28%) Apple
7 89 (4.23%) Dell
8 86 (4.09%) Ivanti
9 80 (3.80%) Oracle
10 73 (3.47%) Bloomberg
11 69 (3.28%) NetApp
12 68 (3.23%) ServiceNow
13 62 (2.95%) Red Hat
14 53 (2.52%) Google
15 51 (2.43%) Reuters
16 50 (2.38%) CheckPoint
17 45 (2.14%) McAfee
18 43 (2.04%) Veeam
19 37 (1.76%) SolarWinds
20 36 (1.71%) Symantec