Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 59 44
Rank change year-on-year +13 -15 -11
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 2,317 1,874 2,247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.02% 4.16% 5.07%
As % of the System Software category 32.09% 35.41% 42.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,641 1,212 1,485
London median daily rate £358 £325 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -10.96% +12.31%
10th Percentile £130 £131 £130
90th Percentile £575 £550 £536
England median daily rate £350 £300 £330
% change year-on-year +16.67% -9.09% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 113 126
London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £16.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +17.14% +2.17%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.10 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.38 £95.57 £31.88
England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -

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 7,221 5,293 5,298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.64% 11.74% 11.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,329 3,727 3,682
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £200 £185 £200
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +13.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 133 141
London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.25 £16.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.59% +30.45% -4.18%
10th Percentile £12.93 £12.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £46.25 £56.50 £40.00
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year -4.48% +8.06% -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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +21 547 £363 +7.41% 148
West London +22 156 £250 +42.86% 73
South London -10 71 £300 -11.11% 25
East London -14 55 £150 -30.23% 35
North London +3 27 £148 -67.67% 11
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 1,711 (73.85%) Windows
2 1,042 (44.97%) Microsoft
3 813 (35.09%) Office 365
4 611 (26.37%) Windows Server
5 586 (25.29%) Microsoft Azure
6 583 (25.16%) Windows 10
7 548 (23.65%) VMware
8 505 (21.80%) Windows 7
9 467 (20.16%) SCCM
10 448 (19.34%) PowerShell
11 444 (19.16%) Finance
12 420 (18.13%) ITIL
13 391 (16.88%) DNS
14 384 (16.57%) Citrix
14 384 (16.57%) Microsoft Office
15 333 (14.37%) VMware Infrastructure
16 324 (13.98%) MS Exchange
17 320 (13.81%) Migration
18 301 (12.99%) Windows Server 2012
19 281 (12.13%) Azure Active Directory
20 263 (11.35%) Linux
21 254 (10.96%) DHCP
22 251 (10.83%) Windows Server 2008
23 244 (10.53%) Firewall
24 237 (10.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 235 (10.14%) Cisco
26 206 (8.89%) SQL
27 192 (8.29%) VPN
27 192 (8.29%) Apple
28 186 (8.03%) SharePoint

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
1 324 (13.98%) MS Exchange
2 186 (8.03%) SharePoint
3 151 (6.52%) Skype for Business
4 120 (5.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 70 (3.02%) IIS
6 63 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2013
7 62 (2.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 31 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2007
8 31 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
9 30 (1.29%) Apache
10 20 (0.86%) Confluence
10 20 (0.86%) Tomcat
11 19 (0.82%) Apache Spark
12 18 (0.78%) CMS
13 13 (0.56%) IBM Notes
14 12 (0.52%) JBoss
15 11 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
16 10 (0.43%) K2 blackpearl
17 8 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
18 7 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 384 (16.57%) Microsoft Office
2 74 (3.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 34 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 30 (1.29%) MS Visio
5 21 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 6 (0.26%) CINEMA 4D
8 5 (0.22%) Acrobat
9 4 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.086%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.086%) SPSS
11 1 (0.043%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.043%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 17 (0.73%) Eikon
2 12 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
3 11 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.22%) Elite 3E
6 4 (0.17%) ReMetrica
7 3 (0.13%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.086%) Carpe Diem
8 2 (0.086%) Infor SunSystems
8 2 (0.086%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.086%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.086%) Towers Watson Igloo
9 1 (0.043%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.043%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.043%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.043%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.043%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.043%) ScheduALL
9 1 (0.043%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 813 (35.09%) Office 365
2 586 (25.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 281 (12.13%) Azure Active Directory
4 178 (7.68%) Amazon AWS
5 107 (4.62%) IaaS
6 99 (4.27%) PaaS
7 55 (2.37%) SaaS
8 53 (2.29%) Mimecast
9 30 (1.29%) G Suite
10 27 (1.17%) OneDrive
11 25 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
12 23 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
13 16 (0.69%) Serverless
14 14 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
14 14 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 12 (0.52%) Azure Data Factory
16 10 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
17 9 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
17 9 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
17 9 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 391 (16.88%) DNS
2 254 (10.96%) DHCP
3 244 (10.53%) Firewall
4 192 (8.29%) VPN
5 157 (6.78%) TCP/IP
6 150 (6.47%) WAN
7 148 (6.39%) LAN
8 140 (6.04%) Skype
9 97 (4.19%) VoIP
10 94 (4.06%) SAN
11 79 (3.41%) Internet
12 63 (2.72%) Wireless
13 58 (2.50%) Remote Desktop
14 49 (2.11%) SSL
15 46 (1.99%) Kerberos
16 38 (1.64%) Network Security
17 36 (1.55%) HTTP
18 34 (1.47%) DMZ
18 34 (1.47%) NAS
19 32 (1.38%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (7.68%) SQL Server
2 31 (1.34%) Azure SQL Database
3 28 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
4 25 (1.08%) Hadoop
4 25 (1.08%) MySQL
4 25 (1.08%) Relational Database
5 24 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
6 20 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
7 17 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
8 16 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
9 14 (0.60%) Oracle Database
10 13 (0.56%) Big Data
10 13 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (0.56%) Power BI
11 12 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
11 12 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 11 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 10 (0.43%) NoSQL
13 10 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
13 10 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 66 (2.85%) JIRA
2 45 (1.94%) Jenkins
3 36 (1.55%) MSI
4 34 (1.47%) Git (software)
5 19 (0.82%) Artifactory
5 19 (0.82%) Visual Studio Team System
6 18 (0.78%) Visual Studio
7 15 (0.65%) InstallShield
8 14 (0.60%) AdminStudio
9 12 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 9 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
11 8 (0.35%) Selenium
11 8 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (0.35%) TeamCity
11 8 (0.35%) TestRail
12 7 (0.30%) Bitbucket
13 6 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
13 6 (0.26%) Zephyr
14 5 (0.22%) Cucumber
14 5 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 444 (19.16%) Finance
2 125 (5.39%) Banking
3 117 (5.05%) Law
4 72 (3.11%) Retail
5 53 (2.29%) Legal
6 35 (1.51%) Publishing
7 32 (1.38%) Telecoms
8 28 (1.21%) Back Office
9 27 (1.17%) Investment Banking
10 24 (1.04%) Advertising
10 24 (1.04%) French Language
11 23 (0.99%) Front Office
12 17 (0.73%) Financial Institution
13 16 (0.69%) German Language
14 15 (0.65%) Italian Language
15 13 (0.56%) Manufacturing
15 13 (0.56%) Spanish Language
16 10 (0.43%) Marketing
16 10 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
17 9 (0.39%) Billing
Job Titles
1 475 (20.50%) Analyst
2 307 (13.25%) Support Engineer
3 265 (11.44%) Desktop Support
4 211 (9.11%) 2nd Line Support
5 208 (8.98%) Service Analyst
6 203 (8.76%) Support Analyst
7 191 (8.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 187 (8.07%) Service Desk Analyst
9 170 (7.34%) Architect
10 168 (7.25%) IT Support
11 146 (6.30%) Consultant
12 139 (6.00%) Desktop Engineer
13 132 (5.70%) Windows Engineer
14 108 (4.66%) 1st/2nd Line Support
15 102 (4.40%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 96 (4.14%) Active Directory Engineer
16 96 (4.14%) Azure Engineer
16 96 (4.14%) IT Analyst
17 95 (4.10%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 95 (4.10%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (3.19%) LDAP
2 73 (3.15%) SAML
3 67 (2.89%) Web Services
4 46 (1.99%) .NET
5 43 (1.86%) Middleware
6 42 (1.81%) JSON
7 39 (1.68%) X-Windows
8 36 (1.55%) OAuth
9 24 (1.04%) OpenID
10 22 (0.95%) REST
11 20 (0.86%) Kafka
11 20 (0.86%) SailPoint
12 14 (0.60%) XML
13 11 (0.47%) ASP.NET
13 11 (0.47%) XMPP
14 10 (0.43%) LAMP
14 10 (0.43%) Software Packaging
15 9 (0.39%) Java EE
16 8 (0.35%) 802.1X
16 8 (0.35%) Universal Windows Platform
Miscellaneous
1 119 (5.14%) Blackberry
2 91 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
3 87 (3.75%) Data Centre
4 80 (3.45%) iPhone
5 72 (3.11%) Management Information System
6 64 (2.76%) Smartphone
7 52 (2.24%) Clustering
8 50 (2.16%) PKI
8 50 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
9 46 (1.99%) Video Conferencing
10 44 (1.90%) iPad
11 36 (1.55%) Replication
12 29 (1.25%) Public Cloud
13 27 (1.17%) User Experience
14 23 (0.99%) Computer Science
15 22 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
16 18 (0.78%) Fat Client
16 18 (0.78%) Thin Client
17 16 (0.69%) Fixed Income
17 16 (0.69%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,711 (73.85%) Windows
2 611 (26.37%) Windows Server
3 583 (25.16%) Windows 10
4 505 (21.80%) Windows 7
5 301 (12.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 263 (11.35%) Linux
7 251 (10.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 139 (6.00%) Apple iOS
9 123 (5.31%) Mac OS X
10 116 (5.01%) Android
11 100 (4.32%) Windows 8
12 84 (3.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 76 (3.28%) Mac OS
14 72 (3.11%) Unix
15 48 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
16 41 (1.77%) Windows XP
17 20 (0.86%) Solaris
18 17 (0.73%) CentOS
19 16 (0.69%) Ubuntu
20 11 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 420 (18.13%) ITIL
2 320 (13.81%) Migration
3 237 (10.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 185 (7.98%) Problem-Solving
5 165 (7.12%) Service Management
6 154 (6.65%) Agile Software Development
7 152 (6.56%) DevOps
8 114 (4.92%) Information Security
9 102 (4.40%) ITSM
10 87 (3.75%) Identity Access Management
11 84 (3.63%) Change Management
12 82 (3.54%) Project Management
13 72 (3.11%) Mobile Device Management
14 71 (3.06%) Service Delivery
15 69 (2.98%) Analytics
15 69 (2.98%) Root Cause Analysis
16 64 (2.76%) Asset Management
17 63 (2.72%) Identity Management
17 63 (2.72%) Time Management
18 61 (2.63%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 448 (19.34%) PowerShell
2 206 (8.89%) SQL
3 51 (2.20%) Java
4 47 (2.03%) Python
5 44 (1.90%) VBScript
6 38 (1.64%) C#
7 36 (1.55%) Bash Shell
7 36 (1.55%) JavaScript
8 29 (1.25%) Shell Script
9 28 (1.21%) C
10 19 (0.82%) VB
11 17 (0.73%) Ruby
12 16 (0.69%) Perl
13 10 (0.43%) VBA
14 8 (0.35%) T-SQL
15 7 (0.30%) AppleScript
15 7 (0.30%) PHP
15 7 (0.30%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.26%) Groovy
17 3 (0.13%) Go
Qualifications
1 170 (7.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 167 (7.21%) Security Cleared
3 127 (5.48%) SC Cleared
4 93 (4.01%) MCSE
5 78 (3.37%) Degree
6 57 (2.46%) Cisco Certification
7 52 (2.24%) MCSA
8 43 (1.86%) CCNA
9 42 (1.81%) CISSP
10 41 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
11 38 (1.64%) MCP
12 34 (1.47%) CISM
13 30 (1.29%) MCITP
14 28 (1.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 26 (1.12%) DV Cleared
16 23 (0.99%) DBS Check
17 19 (0.82%) MCTS
18 15 (0.65%) GCFA
19 14 (0.60%) CISA
19 14 (0.60%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (6.47%) SLA
2 21 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 17 (0.73%) PMO
5 16 (0.69%) QA
6 14 (0.60%) GDPR
7 13 (0.56%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.39%) FedRAMP
8 9 (0.39%) HIPAA
9 7 (0.30%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.17%) COBIT
11 3 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 3 (0.13%) GAMP
11 3 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.086%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.086%) Government Security Classifications
12 2 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (0.086%) JSP 440
12 2 (0.086%) PSD2
13 1 (0.043%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 333 (14.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 139 (6.00%) Hyper-V
3 116 (5.01%) XenApp
4 113 (4.88%) VMware ESXi
5 104 (4.49%) Microsoft App-V
6 89 (3.84%) XenDesktop
7 71 (3.06%) vSphere
8 56 (2.42%) Virtual Desktop
9 51 (2.20%) BitLocker
10 45 (1.94%) Docker
11 36 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
12 25 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
12 25 (1.08%) XenServer
13 23 (0.99%) Terminal Services
14 17 (0.73%) DFS Replication
15 15 (0.65%) VMware Server
16 13 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
17 11 (0.47%) NFS
18 5 (0.22%) Firmware
18 5 (0.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 467 (20.16%) SCCM
2 113 (4.88%) Microsoft Intune
3 79 (3.41%) Single Sign-On
4 67 (2.89%) Terraform
5 64 (2.76%) SCOM
6 61 (2.63%) AirWatch
7 59 (2.55%) Opscode Chef
7 59 (2.55%) WSUS
8 48 (2.07%) Ansible
9 39 (1.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 34 (1.47%) Kubernetes
11 31 (1.34%) Backup Exec
12 26 (1.12%) vCenter Server
13 25 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
13 25 (1.08%) Microsoft Clustering
13 25 (1.08%) Puppet
14 24 (1.04%) CASB
15 20 (0.86%) NetBackup
16 19 (0.82%) XenMobile
17 18 (0.78%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 1,042 (44.97%) Microsoft
2 548 (23.65%) VMware
3 384 (16.57%) Citrix
4 235 (10.14%) Cisco
5 192 (8.29%) Apple
6 130 (5.61%) HP
7 127 (5.48%) ServiceNow
8 98 (4.23%) Ivanti
9 85 (3.67%) Oracle
10 74 (3.19%) McAfee
11 73 (3.15%) Sony
12 55 (2.37%) NetApp
12 55 (2.37%) Veeam
13 54 (2.33%) Symantec
14 46 (1.99%) Adobe
15 44 (1.90%) Bloomberg
15 44 (1.90%) Dell
15 44 (1.90%) Sophos
16 43 (1.86%) Google
17 42 (1.81%) Red Hat