Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 40 49 59
Rank change year-on-year +9 +10 -13
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 2,149 2,208 1,739
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.44% 4.85% 4.07%
As % of the System Software category 34.77% 32.80% 35.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,512 1,542 1,137
London median daily rate £385 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +7.69% -10.96%
10th Percentile £135 £128 £128
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £365 £325 £315
% change year-on-year +12.31% +3.17% -4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 118 98
London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.60% -0.80% +25.67%
10th Percentile £12.76 £12.93 £12.75
90th Percentile £48.92 £47.83 £47.60
England median hourly rate £15.86 £15.86 £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 6,181 6,731 4,859
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.65% 14.78% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,506 4,913 3,409
London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £190
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 149 125
London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -3.75% +33.33%
10th Percentile £12.76 £13.00 £12.88
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £16.75 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +1.52% +3.13% +1.47%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +11 566 £425 +13.33% 119
West London +2 97 £180 -44.62% 71
South London +14 73 £200 -40.74% 23
East London -8 40 £145 -6.45% 39
North London +4 25 £175 +16.67% 12
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 1,537 (71.52%) Windows
2 1,054 (49.05%) Microsoft
3 870 (40.48%) Office 365
4 677 (31.50%) Microsoft Azure
5 640 (29.78%) Windows 10
6 531 (24.71%) Windows Server
7 497 (23.13%) SCCM
8 459 (21.36%) VMware
9 445 (20.71%) PowerShell
10 426 (19.82%) Finance
11 414 (19.26%) Windows 7
12 403 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
13 365 (16.98%) Azure Active Directory
14 358 (16.66%) ITIL
14 358 (16.66%) Migration
15 355 (16.52%) DNS
16 332 (15.45%) Citrix
17 259 (12.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 249 (11.59%) MS Exchange
19 241 (11.21%) VMware Infrastructure
20 236 (10.98%) DHCP
21 228 (10.61%) SharePoint
22 223 (10.38%) Windows Server 2012
23 213 (9.91%) SQL
24 209 (9.73%) SQL Server
25 207 (9.63%) Firewall
26 205 (9.54%) Amazon AWS
27 186 (8.66%) Cisco
28 171 (7.96%) Problem-Solving
29 170 (7.91%) 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
1 249 (11.59%) MS Exchange
2 228 (10.61%) SharePoint
3 145 (6.75%) Skype for Business
4 103 (4.79%) IIS
5 73 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2010
6 45 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2013
7 27 (1.26%) Confluence
8 24 (1.12%) OpenStack
9 22 (1.02%) Apache
10 12 (0.56%) IBM Notes
11 10 (0.47%) Tomcat
12 9 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
13 8 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 7 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
14 7 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
15 6 (0.28%) CMS
15 6 (0.28%) MS Project Server
15 6 (0.28%) nginx
16 5 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
17 4 (0.19%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 403 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.093%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.093%) Mozilla Thunderbird
6 2 (0.093%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.093%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.047%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.047%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.047%) Stata
Business Applications
1 15 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
2 10 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.19%) Relativity
5 3 (0.14%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.14%) Retail-J
5 3 (0.14%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.093%) Eikon
6 2 (0.093%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.093%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.093%) SAP Retail
6 2 (0.093%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.047%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.047%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.047%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.047%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 1 (0.047%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 870 (40.48%) Office 365
2 677 (31.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 365 (16.98%) Azure Active Directory
4 205 (9.54%) Amazon AWS
5 102 (4.75%) PaaS
6 93 (4.33%) IaaS
7 78 (3.63%) OneDrive
8 74 (3.44%) SaaS
9 36 (1.68%) Dynamics 365
10 29 (1.35%) G Suite
11 25 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
12 23 (1.07%) Google Cloud Platform
13 19 (0.88%) Power Platform
14 18 (0.84%) Google Sheets
14 18 (0.84%) Mimecast
15 13 (0.60%) Amazon ECS
16 11 (0.51%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 11 (0.51%) Yammer
17 9 (0.42%) Serverless
18 7 (0.33%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 355 (16.52%) DNS
2 236 (10.98%) DHCP
3 207 (9.63%) Firewall
4 167 (7.77%) VPN
5 143 (6.65%) Skype
6 129 (6.00%) TCP/IP
7 125 (5.82%) WAN
8 114 (5.30%) LAN
9 92 (4.28%) SAN
10 59 (2.75%) VoIP
11 55 (2.56%) Internet
12 53 (2.47%) Wi-Fi
13 45 (2.09%) VLAN
14 44 (2.05%) Wireless
15 39 (1.81%) Remote Desktop
16 36 (1.68%) Network Security
17 33 (1.54%) IP Telephony
17 33 (1.54%) NetScaler
18 31 (1.44%) NAS
18 31 (1.44%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 209 (9.73%) SQL Server
2 42 (1.95%) Azure SQL Database
3 40 (1.86%) MySQL
4 33 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 30 (1.40%) Relational Database
6 28 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
7 20 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
8 19 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
9 17 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 16 (0.74%) Power BI
11 15 (0.70%) Big Data
12 14 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
13 13 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
14 12 (0.56%) NoSQL
15 9 (0.42%) RDBMS
16 8 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 7 (0.33%) Oracle BI EE
17 7 (0.33%) SQL Server 2017
18 6 (0.28%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 70 (3.26%) Git (software)
2 48 (2.23%) MSI
3 45 (2.09%) Jenkins
4 44 (2.05%) JIRA
5 35 (1.63%) Visual Studio
6 27 (1.26%) Visual Studio Team System
7 20 (0.93%) Bitbucket
8 17 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (0.70%) Jasmine
9 15 (0.70%) Karma Test Runner
9 15 (0.70%) MSBuild
9 15 (0.70%) NUnit
10 14 (0.65%) InstallShield
11 10 (0.47%) Subversion
12 8 (0.37%) WiX
13 6 (0.28%) Hudson
14 5 (0.23%) GitLab
14 5 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
15 4 (0.19%) ERwin
15 4 (0.19%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 426 (19.82%) Finance
2 169 (7.86%) Banking
3 89 (4.14%) Public Sector
4 75 (3.49%) Law
5 45 (2.09%) Retail
6 43 (2.00%) Legal
6 43 (2.00%) Telecoms
7 30 (1.40%) Investment Banking
8 21 (0.98%) Advertising
8 21 (0.98%) Publishing
9 19 (0.88%) Financial Institution
10 17 (0.79%) German Language
11 13 (0.60%) Marketing
11 13 (0.60%) Russian Language
12 12 (0.56%) Manufacturing
13 10 (0.47%) Electronics
13 10 (0.47%) Local Government
14 7 (0.33%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.23%) French Language
16 4 (0.19%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 419 (19.50%) Analyst
2 261 (12.15%) Support Engineer
3 218 (10.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 207 (9.63%) Desktop Support
5 201 (9.35%) Architect
6 199 (9.26%) Support Analyst
7 178 (8.28%) 2nd Line Support
8 174 (8.10%) Windows Engineer
9 156 (7.26%) Service Analyst
10 152 (7.07%) Service Desk Analyst
11 149 (6.93%) Desktop Engineer
12 117 (5.44%) IT Support
13 115 (5.35%) Consultant
14 103 (4.79%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 91 (4.23%) Azure Engineer
16 85 (3.96%) IT Engineer
17 82 (3.82%) 1st/2nd Line Support
18 75 (3.49%) Active Directory Engineer
19 73 (3.40%) 2nd Line Engineer
20 72 (3.35%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (3.77%) .NET
2 61 (2.84%) LDAP
3 55 (2.56%) SAML
4 43 (2.00%) Web Services
5 41 (1.91%) JSON
6 35 (1.63%) HTML
7 30 (1.40%) AngularJS
8 27 (1.26%) ASP.NET
9 25 (1.16%) .NET Framework
10 22 (1.02%) REST
10 22 (1.02%) RESTful
11 20 (0.93%) ASP.NET Web API
11 20 (0.93%) XML
12 19 (0.88%) Middleware
13 18 (0.84%) CSS
13 18 (0.84%) SOAP
14 16 (0.74%) .NET Core
14 16 (0.74%) Entity Framework
14 16 (0.74%) Software Packaging
15 15 (0.70%) Code First Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 115 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
2 107 (4.98%) Data Centre
3 73 (3.40%) Management Information System
4 58 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
5 56 (2.61%) Blackberry
6 49 (2.28%) iPhone
7 45 (2.09%) PKI
8 44 (2.05%) Video Conferencing
9 42 (1.95%) Clustering
10 33 (1.54%) Mobile App
11 32 (1.49%) Replication
12 31 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
13 30 (1.40%) Public Cloud
14 29 (1.35%) iPad
15 26 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
16 25 (1.16%) User Experience
17 23 (1.07%) Smartphone
18 22 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
19 20 (0.93%) Hedge funds
19 20 (0.93%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1,537 (71.52%) Windows
2 640 (29.78%) Windows 10
3 531 (24.71%) Windows Server
4 414 (19.26%) Windows 7
5 223 (10.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 170 (7.91%) Linux
7 164 (7.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 108 (5.03%) Android
9 79 (3.68%) Apple iOS
10 64 (2.98%) Mac OS
11 59 (2.75%) Windows 8
12 50 (2.33%) Mac OS X
13 39 (1.81%) Unix
14 32 (1.49%) Windows XP
15 25 (1.16%) Windows Mobile
16 24 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 24 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
17 21 (0.98%) CentOS
18 16 (0.74%) Ubuntu
19 7 (0.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 358 (16.66%) ITIL
1 358 (16.66%) Migration
2 259 (12.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 171 (7.96%) Problem-Solving
4 169 (7.86%) Agile Software Development
5 155 (7.21%) DevOps
6 115 (5.35%) Service Management
7 110 (5.12%) Information Security
8 105 (4.89%) Application Packaging
9 89 (4.14%) Mobile Device Management
10 87 (4.05%) Project Management
11 78 (3.63%) Identity Access Management
12 77 (3.58%) Identity Management
13 74 (3.44%) Continuous Integration
14 70 (3.26%) Project Delivery
15 63 (2.93%) Disaster Recovery
15 63 (2.93%) Time Management
16 62 (2.89%) Data Protection
16 62 (2.89%) ITSM
17 61 (2.84%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 445 (20.71%) PowerShell
2 213 (9.91%) SQL
3 70 (3.26%) C#
4 59 (2.75%) JavaScript
5 44 (2.05%) Python
6 36 (1.68%) VB
7 33 (1.54%) Java
8 28 (1.30%) C
9 27 (1.26%) Bash Shell
10 25 (1.16%) VBScript
11 20 (0.93%) Shell Script
12 18 (0.84%) Perl
13 14 (0.65%) T-SQL
13 14 (0.65%) TypeScript
14 9 (0.42%) Groovy
14 9 (0.42%) VBA
15 5 (0.23%) PHP
15 5 (0.23%) Ruby
16 4 (0.19%) C++
17 3 (0.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 144 (6.70%) Security Cleared
2 129 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 101 (4.70%) SC Cleared
4 75 (3.49%) MCSE
5 65 (3.02%) Degree
6 47 (2.19%) MCSA
7 43 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
8 31 (1.44%) CISSP
9 29 (1.35%) MCP
10 25 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
11 20 (0.93%) A+ Certification
12 17 (0.79%) AWS Certification
12 17 (0.79%) CCNA
13 16 (0.74%) Citrix Certification
13 16 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
14 15 (0.70%) DBS Check
14 15 (0.70%) MCITP
15 14 (0.65%) DV Cleared
15 14 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 14 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (5.07%) SLA
2 30 (1.40%) QA
3 29 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (0.98%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.60%) GDPR
6 12 (0.56%) NIST
6 12 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.42%) COBIT
8 8 (0.37%) PMO
9 6 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
9 6 (0.28%) Data Quality
9 6 (0.28%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (0.19%) Government Security Classifications
10 4 (0.19%) ISO 14001
11 3 (0.14%) NCSC
12 2 (0.093%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 2 (0.093%) GAMP
12 2 (0.093%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 241 (11.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 161 (7.49%) XenApp
3 117 (5.44%) XenDesktop
4 112 (5.21%) Hyper-V
5 96 (4.47%) VMware ESXi
6 64 (2.98%) vSphere
7 50 (2.33%) Virtual Desktop
8 49 (2.28%) Microsoft App-V
8 49 (2.28%) Virtual Machines
9 42 (1.95%) Docker
10 25 (1.16%) VMware Workstation
11 22 (1.02%) BitLocker
12 16 (0.74%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 16 (0.74%) VMware NSX
13 15 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
14 10 (0.47%) Shibboleth
14 10 (0.47%) vCloud
15 8 (0.37%) Terminal Services
16 6 (0.28%) DFS Replication
16 6 (0.28%) NFS
Systems Management
1 497 (23.13%) SCCM
2 148 (6.89%) Microsoft Intune
3 88 (4.09%) Single Sign-On
4 57 (2.65%) Terraform
5 53 (2.47%) Kubernetes
6 52 (2.42%) SCOM
6 52 (2.42%) WSUS
7 47 (2.19%) Ansible
8 41 (1.91%) AirWatch
9 27 (1.26%) Microsoft Clustering
9 27 (1.26%) Puppet
10 26 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
11 18 (0.84%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 16 (0.74%) CASB
13 15 (0.70%) Jamf Pro
13 15 (0.70%) vMotion
14 13 (0.60%) vCenter Server
15 11 (0.51%) Backup Exec
16 10 (0.47%) NetBackup
16 10 (0.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1,054 (49.05%) Microsoft
2 459 (21.36%) VMware
3 332 (15.45%) Citrix
4 186 (8.66%) Cisco
5 87 (4.05%) HP
6 78 (3.63%) Apple
7 72 (3.35%) ServiceNow
8 67 (3.12%) Ivanti
9 60 (2.79%) Dell
10 57 (2.65%) Google
11 56 (2.61%) NetApp
12 54 (2.51%) Symantec
13 40 (1.86%) EMC
14 38 (1.77%) Oracle
15 36 (1.68%) Meraki
16 32 (1.49%) Red Hat
17 30 (1.40%) Samsung
17 30 (1.40%) SAP
18 29 (1.35%) Bloomberg
19 27 (1.26%) Adobe