Period
to 16 February 2020

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 16 February 2020 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
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 47 51 50
Rank change year-on-year +4 -1 +1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 1,402 2,108 2,114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.95% 4.82% 4.51%
As % of the System Software category 33.83% 30.94% 35.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 996 1,477 1,425
London median daily rate £325 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +11.11% -3.57%
10th Percentile £133 £135 £131
90th Percentile £575 £575 £563
England median daily rate £340 £363 £313
% change year-on-year -6.21% +16.00% -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 104 136
London median hourly rate £18.50 £19.25 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.90% - +13.24%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.75 £11.81
90th Percentile £31.50 £46.64 £47.83
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year +4.92% +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 4,144 6,813 5,946
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 14.64% 15.58% 12.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,019 4,976 4,348
London median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +9.89%
10th Percentile £193 £210 £191
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
England median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +7.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 131 157
London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.33 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.52% -5.47% +13.16%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.75 £11.81
90th Percentile £36.09 £47.09 £53.30
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +3.13%

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 2020. 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 -3 345 £325 -13.33% 134
West London +3 70 £220 -23.48% 90
East London +54 54 £148 -47.32% 41
South London +7 47 £200 -38.46% 30
North London +12 18 £184 +16.67% 7
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 16 February 2020, 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.

1 987 (70.40%) Windows
2 673 (48.00%) Microsoft
3 654 (46.65%) Office 365
4 476 (33.95%) Azure
5 431 (30.74%) Windows 10
6 374 (26.68%) Windows Server
7 288 (20.54%) Windows 7
8 281 (20.04%) PowerShell
9 280 (19.97%) VMware
10 279 (19.90%) ITIL
11 251 (17.90%) SCCM
12 244 (17.40%) DNS
13 230 (16.41%) Azure Active Directory
14 223 (15.91%) Microsoft Office
15 219 (15.62%) Finance
16 209 (14.91%) Citrix
17 201 (14.34%) Migration
18 195 (13.91%) DHCP
19 169 (12.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 164 (11.70%) VMware Infrastructure
21 162 (11.55%) SQL
22 160 (11.41%) SharePoint
23 150 (10.70%) Windows Server 2012
24 147 (10.49%) MS Exchange
25 138 (9.84%) Problem-Solving
26 136 (9.70%) Cisco
27 134 (9.56%) Firewall
28 125 (8.92%) SQL Server
29 116 (8.27%) LAN
30 113 (8.06%) Linux

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
1 160 (11.41%) SharePoint
2 147 (10.49%) MS Exchange
3 78 (5.56%) Skype for Business
4 63 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 38 (2.71%) IIS
6 31 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2013
7 27 (1.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 11 (0.78%) Tomcat
9 10 (0.71%) Confluence
10 8 (0.57%) Apache
11 6 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (0.43%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.21%) CMS
13 3 (0.21%) Documentum
13 3 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
13 3 (0.21%) nginx
13 3 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.14%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 223 (15.91%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.50%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.29%) Chatbot
5 4 (0.29%) CINEMA 4D
6 3 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.14%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.14%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 2 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.071%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.071%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.071%) Houdini
8 1 (0.071%) Maya
8 1 (0.071%) Revit
8 1 (0.071%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.21%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.14%) Carpe Diem
4 2 (0.14%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.071%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.071%) Exchequer
5 1 (0.071%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.071%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 654 (46.65%) Office 365
2 476 (33.95%) Azure
3 230 (16.41%) Azure Active Directory
4 98 (6.99%) AWS
5 76 (5.42%) IaaS
6 72 (5.14%) PaaS
7 66 (4.71%) OneDrive
8 57 (4.07%) SaaS
9 40 (2.85%) Power Platform
10 35 (2.50%) Mimecast
11 31 (2.21%) Serverless
12 28 (2.00%) PowerApps
13 25 (1.78%) Yammer
14 24 (1.71%) G Suite
15 21 (1.50%) Dynamics 365
16 18 (1.28%) Microsoft Flow
17 16 (1.14%) Azure Data Factory
18 14 (1.00%) Azure Functions
19 13 (0.93%) GCP
19 13 (0.93%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 244 (17.40%) DNS
2 195 (13.91%) DHCP
3 134 (9.56%) Firewall
4 116 (8.27%) LAN
5 106 (7.56%) VPN
6 102 (7.28%) WAN
7 98 (6.99%) TCP/IP
8 74 (5.28%) Skype
9 72 (5.14%) SAN
10 70 (4.99%) VoIP
11 54 (3.85%) Network Security
12 50 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
13 38 (2.71%) Internet
14 34 (2.43%) NetScaler
15 32 (2.28%) Remote Desktop
16 30 (2.14%) Cisco IOS
17 28 (2.00%) Kerberos
18 24 (1.71%) FTP
19 20 (1.43%) NAS
19 20 (1.43%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (8.92%) SQL Server
2 30 (2.14%) Power BI
3 27 (1.93%) Relational Database
4 23 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 22 (1.57%) Azure SQL Database
6 21 (1.50%) Amazon RDS
7 20 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
8 14 (1.00%) Data Lake
9 13 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
10 12 (0.86%) MySQL
10 12 (0.86%) RDBMS
11 7 (0.50%) NoSQL
11 7 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
12 6 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.29%) Big Data
14 4 (0.29%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
14 4 (0.29%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 33 (2.35%) Git (software)
1 33 (2.35%) JIRA
1 33 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (1.36%) Visual Studio Team System
3 17 (1.21%) Octopus Deploy
4 14 (1.00%) TeamCity
4 14 (1.00%) Visual Studio
5 12 (0.86%) MSI
6 7 (0.50%) Jenkins
7 6 (0.43%) Bitbucket
7 6 (0.43%) Subversion
8 5 (0.36%) GitLab
8 5 (0.36%) Maven
8 5 (0.36%) WinDbg
9 4 (0.29%) InstallShield
10 3 (0.21%) Artifactory
10 3 (0.21%) Moq
10 3 (0.21%) MSTest
10 3 (0.21%) NUnit
11 2 (0.14%) Urban Turtle
General
1 219 (15.62%) Finance
2 73 (5.21%) Public Sector
3 69 (4.92%) Banking
4 50 (3.57%) Law
5 29 (2.07%) Telecoms
6 25 (1.78%) Retail
7 21 (1.50%) Legal
8 13 (0.93%) Marketing
9 12 (0.86%) Advertising
9 12 (0.86%) Back Office
9 12 (0.86%) Local Government
9 12 (0.86%) Publishing
10 10 (0.71%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.50%) German Language
12 6 (0.43%) Electronics
12 6 (0.43%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.36%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.36%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.29%) Games
14 4 (0.29%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 278 (19.83%) Analyst
2 179 (12.77%) Support Engineer
3 128 (9.13%) Service Analyst
4 125 (8.92%) Service Desk Analyst
5 123 (8.77%) Desktop Support
6 121 (8.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 111 (7.92%) 2nd Line Support
8 103 (7.35%) Support Analyst
9 91 (6.49%) Architect
10 87 (6.21%) Consultant
11 82 (5.85%) IT Support
12 77 (5.49%) Windows Engineer
13 74 (5.28%) Desktop Engineer
14 60 (4.28%) IT Analyst
15 57 (4.07%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 55 (3.92%) IT Engineer
17 53 (3.78%) Developer
18 51 (3.64%) Azure Engineer
19 47 (3.35%) 1st/2nd Line Support
19 47 (3.35%) Active Directory Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (3.92%) .NET
2 49 (3.50%) LDAP
3 30 (2.14%) SAML
4 25 (1.78%) OAuth
5 20 (1.43%) Web Services
6 16 (1.14%) ASP.NET
6 16 (1.14%) OpenID
6 16 (1.14%) YAML
7 15 (1.07%) HTML
7 15 (1.07%) JSON
8 12 (0.86%) AngularJS
9 11 (0.78%) REST
10 9 (0.64%) .NET Framework
10 9 (0.64%) OAuth2
11 8 (0.57%) ADSI
11 8 (0.57%) Node.js
11 8 (0.57%) React
12 7 (0.50%) Ajax
12 7 (0.50%) SailPoint
13 6 (0.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 75 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (5.14%) Blackberry
3 53 (3.78%) Data Centre
4 50 (3.57%) iPhone
5 46 (3.28%) Video Conferencing
6 33 (2.35%) Management Information System
7 32 (2.28%) PKI
8 31 (2.21%) Self-Motivation
9 30 (2.14%) Replication
10 27 (1.93%) iPad
10 27 (1.93%) NHS
11 18 (1.28%) Clustering
11 18 (1.28%) Smartphone
12 17 (1.21%) Hedge funds
13 15 (1.07%) User Experience
14 14 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
15 13 (0.93%) Cloud Native
15 13 (0.93%) Public Cloud
16 12 (0.86%) Mobile App
17 11 (0.78%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 987 (70.40%) Windows
2 431 (30.74%) Windows 10
3 374 (26.68%) Windows Server
4 288 (20.54%) Windows 7
5 150 (10.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 113 (8.06%) Linux
7 102 (7.28%) Android
7 102 (7.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 62 (4.42%) Apple iOS
9 40 (2.85%) Mac OS X
10 33 (2.35%) Mac OS
11 32 (2.28%) Unix
12 29 (2.07%) Windows 8
13 21 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
13 21 (1.50%) Windows XP
14 18 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 16 (1.14%) Windows Mobile
16 15 (1.07%) CentOS
17 8 (0.57%) Solaris
17 8 (0.57%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 279 (19.90%) ITIL
2 201 (14.34%) Migration
3 169 (12.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 138 (9.84%) Problem-Solving
5 104 (7.42%) DevOps
6 63 (4.49%) Agile Software Development
7 60 (4.28%) Service Management
8 51 (3.64%) Identity Access Management
9 50 (3.57%) ITSM
10 48 (3.42%) Disaster Recovery
11 44 (3.14%) Time Management
12 42 (3.00%) Break/Fix
13 40 (2.85%) Information Security
14 39 (2.78%) ITIL V3
15 35 (2.50%) Change Management
15 35 (2.50%) Incident Management
16 33 (2.35%) Asset Management
17 32 (2.28%) Continuous Improvement
18 31 (2.21%) Identity Management
18 31 (2.21%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 281 (20.04%) PowerShell
2 162 (11.55%) SQL
3 50 (3.57%) C#
4 35 (2.50%) Python
5 26 (1.85%) VBScript
6 23 (1.64%) JavaScript
7 19 (1.36%) VB
8 16 (1.14%) Java
9 15 (1.07%) Bash Shell
9 15 (1.07%) C
10 10 (0.71%) Perl
11 9 (0.64%) Shell Script
12 8 (0.57%) Ruby
12 8 (0.57%) XPath
13 6 (0.43%) VBA
14 5 (0.36%) C++
15 3 (0.21%) PHP
15 3 (0.21%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.071%) PHP 5
16 1 (0.071%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 112 (7.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 73 (5.21%) MCSE
3 70 (4.99%) Security Cleared
4 52 (3.71%) Degree
4 52 (3.71%) SC Cleared
5 34 (2.43%) MCSA
6 33 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
7 28 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 27 (1.93%) MCP
9 25 (1.78%) Citrix Certification
10 23 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
11 21 (1.50%) CCA
12 19 (1.36%) DBS Check
13 18 (1.28%) CCNA
14 16 (1.14%) MCITP
15 15 (1.07%) CISSP
16 14 (1.00%) DV Cleared
17 13 (0.93%) A+ Certification
18 7 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
18 7 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (4.92%) SLA
2 17 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (0.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 8 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
4 8 (0.57%) GDPR
5 7 (0.50%) NIST
5 7 (0.50%) QA
6 6 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 6 (0.43%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.36%) Government Security Classifications
7 5 (0.36%) NCSC
8 4 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.14%) PMO
9 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.071%) COBIT
10 1 (0.071%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.071%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.071%) NIST 800
System Software
1 164 (11.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 84 (5.99%) XenApp
3 78 (5.56%) Hyper-V
4 66 (4.71%) vSphere
5 61 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
6 56 (3.99%) XenDesktop
7 40 (2.85%) Virtual Machines
8 29 (2.07%) Microsoft App-V
9 19 (1.36%) Docker
10 16 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
11 13 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (0.71%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 10 (0.71%) Terminal Services
13 9 (0.64%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
14 6 (0.43%) BitLocker
14 6 (0.43%) DFS Replication
14 6 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
14 6 (0.43%) Xen
15 3 (0.21%) Firmware
15 3 (0.21%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 251 (17.90%) SCCM
2 81 (5.78%) Microsoft Intune
3 71 (5.06%) Single Sign-On
4 50 (3.57%) Ansible
5 41 (2.92%) AirWatch
5 41 (2.92%) SCOM
6 35 (2.50%) Jamf Pro
7 34 (2.43%) WSUS
8 29 (2.07%) Kubernetes
9 19 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
9 19 (1.36%) Terraform
10 18 (1.28%) Puppet
11 13 (0.93%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 11 (0.78%) Backup Exec
12 11 (0.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 9 (0.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 8 (0.57%) Microsoft Clustering
14 8 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
14 8 (0.57%) SCOrch
14 8 (0.57%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 673 (48.00%) Microsoft
2 280 (19.97%) VMware
3 209 (14.91%) Citrix
4 136 (9.70%) Cisco
5 82 (5.85%) Apple
6 56 (3.99%) Ivanti
7 55 (3.92%) HP
8 50 (3.57%) ServiceNow
9 36 (2.57%) Google
10 34 (2.43%) Symantec
11 28 (2.00%) Dell
12 27 (1.93%) NetApp
13 23 (1.64%) Adobe
13 23 (1.64%) EMC
14 22 (1.57%) Meraki
14 22 (1.57%) Polycom
15 21 (1.50%) Splunk
16 20 (1.43%) McAfee
17 15 (1.07%) Red Hat
17 15 (1.07%) Sophos