Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 58 46
Rank change year-on-year +6 -12 -13
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 2,071 1,588 1,985
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.54% 4.00% 4.57%
As % of the System Software category 33.40% 36.20% 44.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,434 1,081 1,290
London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
10th Percentile £130 £128 £140
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 81 142
London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +28.57% -17.65%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.75 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £27.00 £28.60
England median hourly rate £15.48 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.20% - -

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 6,201 4,387 4,482
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 13.60% 11.04% 10.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,569 3,057 3,108
London median daily rate £500 £468 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +3.89% +15.38%
10th Percentile £204 £200 £193
90th Percentile £650 £625 £589
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 114 161
London median hourly rate £20.25 £20.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.41% +38.33% -13.46%
10th Percentile £12.03 £12.88 £10.75
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £31.00
England median hourly rate £16.43 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +2.69% +3.23% -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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -3 471 £375 +7.14% 102
West London -16 119 £350 +84.21% 67
South London -5 98 £375 +15.38% 13
East London +14 54 £180 -38.72% 25
North London 0 18 £150 -61.84% 8
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 1,493 (72.09%) Windows
2 979 (47.27%) Microsoft
3 643 (31.05%) Office 365
4 541 (26.12%) Windows Server
5 513 (24.77%) VMware
6 475 (22.94%) Windows 10
7 440 (21.25%) Windows 7
8 421 (20.33%) Citrix
9 411 (19.85%) SCCM
10 389 (18.78%) ITIL
11 388 (18.73%) Microsoft Office
12 386 (18.64%) Microsoft Azure
13 368 (17.77%) Finance
14 330 (15.93%) DNS
15 327 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
16 326 (15.74%) PowerShell
17 315 (15.21%) MS Exchange
18 296 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
19 293 (14.15%) Windows Server 2008
20 282 (13.62%) Migration
21 264 (12.75%) Security Cleared
22 245 (11.83%) DHCP
23 220 (10.62%) Linux
24 219 (10.57%) Cisco
25 203 (9.80%) SQL
26 200 (9.66%) Firewall
27 195 (9.42%) SC Cleared
28 178 (8.59%) Amazon AWS
29 176 (8.50%) Problem-Solving
30 159 (7.68%) SQL Server

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
1 315 (15.21%) MS Exchange
2 137 (6.62%) SharePoint
2 137 (6.62%) Skype for Business
3 100 (4.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 81 (3.91%) IIS
5 67 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2013
6 33 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 23 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
8 22 (1.06%) WebSphere
9 21 (1.01%) Apache Spark
9 21 (1.01%) Tomcat
10 18 (0.87%) Apache Solr
11 17 (0.82%) Apache
12 16 (0.77%) WebSphere Portal
13 14 (0.68%) CMS
14 13 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
15 12 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
15 12 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
16 10 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
17 9 (0.43%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 388 (18.73%) Microsoft Office
2 59 (2.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (1.50%) MS Visio
4 26 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 17 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.19%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.097%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.048%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.048%) HipChat
10 1 (0.048%) InDesign
10 1 (0.048%) Revit
10 1 (0.048%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 16 (0.77%) Oracle BPM
2 15 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.63%) RMDS
4 7 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.34%) Eikon
5 4 (0.19%) Relativity
6 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.097%) Concordance
7 2 (0.097%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.097%) Elite 3E
7 2 (0.097%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.048%) Carpe Diem
8 1 (0.048%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.048%) LexisNexis TimeMap
8 1 (0.048%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.048%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.048%) Servitor
8 1 (0.048%) Veritas eDiscovery
8 1 (0.048%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 643 (31.05%) Office 365
2 386 (18.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 178 (8.59%) Amazon AWS
4 158 (7.63%) Azure Active Directory
5 55 (2.66%) IaaS
6 53 (2.56%) PaaS
7 36 (1.74%) SaaS
8 25 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
8 25 (1.21%) Mimecast
9 23 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
10 21 (1.01%) OneDrive
11 18 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
11 18 (0.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 15 (0.72%) Amazon ELB
13 13 (0.63%) Route 53
14 12 (0.58%) G Suite
15 11 (0.53%) Serverless
16 10 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
16 10 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
17 9 (0.43%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 330 (15.93%) DNS
2 245 (11.83%) DHCP
3 200 (9.66%) Firewall
4 159 (7.68%) VPN
5 147 (7.10%) TCP/IP
6 133 (6.42%) WAN
7 125 (6.04%) Skype
8 122 (5.89%) LAN
9 101 (4.88%) SAN
10 66 (3.19%) VoIP
11 59 (2.85%) SSL
12 56 (2.70%) Internet
13 49 (2.37%) Remote Desktop
14 36 (1.74%) Kerberos
15 33 (1.59%) MPLS
16 32 (1.55%) Wireless
17 31 (1.50%) Network Security
17 31 (1.50%) SMTP
18 29 (1.40%) iSCSI
19 25 (1.21%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (7.68%) SQL Server
2 44 (2.12%) PostgreSQL
3 30 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
4 28 (1.35%) GIS
5 26 (1.26%) Hadoop
6 23 (1.11%) Oracle Database
7 22 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
8 21 (1.01%) HBase
9 20 (0.97%) Apache Hive
9 20 (0.97%) Big Data
10 19 (0.92%) Power BI
10 19 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
11 18 (0.87%) Blockchain
12 17 (0.82%) MySQL
13 16 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
13 16 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
13 16 (0.77%) Relational Database
14 14 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
15 13 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 11 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 56 (2.70%) JIRA
2 52 (2.51%) Git (software)
3 51 (2.46%) Jenkins
4 32 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 29 (1.40%) MSI
5 29 (1.40%) Visual Studio
6 23 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
7 14 (0.68%) Artifactory
8 13 (0.63%) InstallShield
9 12 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
10 9 (0.43%) AdminStudio
11 8 (0.39%) Cucumber
11 8 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 8 (0.39%) TeamCity
12 7 (0.34%) Maven
12 7 (0.34%) NUnit
13 6 (0.29%) Chocolatey
13 6 (0.29%) Fiddler
13 6 (0.29%) SpecFlow
14 5 (0.24%) TestRail
General
1 368 (17.77%) Finance
2 109 (5.26%) Banking
3 81 (3.91%) Law
4 70 (3.38%) Legal
5 38 (1.83%) Retail
5 38 (1.83%) Telecoms
6 26 (1.26%) Financial Institution
7 25 (1.21%) Advertising
8 23 (1.11%) Investment Banking
9 19 (0.92%) Publishing
10 18 (0.87%) Back Office
11 15 (0.72%) Manufacturing
12 14 (0.68%) German Language
13 13 (0.63%) French Language
14 8 (0.39%) Billing
15 7 (0.34%) Front Office
15 7 (0.34%) Local Government
15 7 (0.34%) Marketing
16 3 (0.14%) Multimedia
17 2 (0.097%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 446 (21.54%) Analyst
2 262 (12.65%) Support Engineer
3 260 (12.55%) Desktop Support
4 194 (9.37%) Service Analyst
5 175 (8.45%) Architect
6 173 (8.35%) Service Desk Analyst
7 170 (8.21%) 2nd Line Support
8 155 (7.48%) Support Analyst
9 141 (6.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 131 (6.33%) IT Support
11 130 (6.28%) Desktop Engineer
12 118 (5.70%) Consultant
13 117 (5.65%) Windows Engineer
14 96 (4.64%) Administrator
15 95 (4.59%) IT Analyst
16 93 (4.49%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 81 (3.91%) 1st/2nd Line Support
18 80 (3.86%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 78 (3.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
20 74 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (4.15%) Web Services
2 74 (3.57%) .NET
3 70 (3.38%) LDAP
4 62 (2.99%) JSON
5 57 (2.75%) XML
6 56 (2.70%) REST
7 31 (1.50%) HTML
8 26 (1.26%) SAML
9 24 (1.16%) SOAP
10 21 (1.01%) Kafka
11 20 (0.97%) SailPoint
12 19 (0.92%) OpenID
12 19 (0.92%) Spring
12 19 (0.92%) Spring Security
13 17 (0.82%) Apache Camel
13 17 (0.82%) J2EE
13 17 (0.82%) Middleware
13 17 (0.82%) YAML
14 16 (0.77%) JSF
15 14 (0.68%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 109 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 102 (4.93%) Blackberry
3 99 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
4 63 (3.04%) iPhone
5 61 (2.95%) Clustering
6 60 (2.90%) Management Information System
7 56 (2.70%) Smartphone
8 48 (2.32%) Replication
9 43 (2.08%) PKI
10 41 (1.98%) iPad
10 41 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
11 31 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
12 22 (1.06%) Computer Science
13 19 (0.92%) Mobile App
14 18 (0.87%) NHS
14 18 (0.87%) Private Cloud
15 17 (0.82%) User Experience
16 15 (0.72%) CMDB
17 14 (0.68%) Hedge funds
18 13 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1,493 (72.09%) Windows
2 541 (26.12%) Windows Server
3 475 (22.94%) Windows 10
4 440 (21.25%) Windows 7
5 296 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 293 (14.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 220 (10.62%) Linux
8 116 (5.60%) Android
9 100 (4.83%) Apple iOS
10 93 (4.49%) Mac OS X
11 88 (4.25%) Windows 8
12 62 (2.99%) Mac OS
12 62 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 59 (2.85%) Windows Server 2003
14 55 (2.66%) Windows XP
15 43 (2.08%) Unix
16 26 (1.26%) CentOS
17 18 (0.87%) Windows 2000
18 15 (0.72%) Solaris
19 10 (0.48%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 389 (18.78%) ITIL
2 282 (13.62%) Migration
3 176 (8.50%) Problem-Solving
4 156 (7.53%) Service Management
5 130 (6.28%) Agile Software Development
6 126 (6.08%) DevOps
7 125 (6.04%) Change Management
8 87 (4.20%) ITSM
9 83 (4.01%) Incident Management
9 83 (4.01%) Project Management
10 76 (3.67%) Identity Access Management
11 71 (3.43%) Stakeholder Management
12 69 (3.33%) Problem Management
13 67 (3.24%) Configuration Management
14 61 (2.95%) Information Security
15 57 (2.75%) Identity Management
16 54 (2.61%) Patch Management
16 54 (2.61%) Service Delivery
17 52 (2.51%) Continuous Integration
18 50 (2.41%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 326 (15.74%) PowerShell
2 203 (9.80%) SQL
3 63 (3.04%) Java
4 55 (2.66%) C#
5 52 (2.51%) C
6 48 (2.32%) VBScript
7 37 (1.79%) Python
8 36 (1.74%) JavaScript
9 34 (1.64%) Bash Shell
10 18 (0.87%) Perl
10 18 (0.87%) T-SQL
11 16 (0.77%) PL/SQL
12 15 (0.72%) Shell Script
12 15 (0.72%) VB
13 14 (0.68%) Groovy
14 13 (0.63%) Ruby
15 12 (0.58%) BeanShell
16 8 (0.39%) PHP
17 6 (0.29%) VB.NET
17 6 (0.29%) XPath
Qualifications
1 264 (12.75%) Security Cleared
2 195 (9.42%) SC Cleared
3 148 (7.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 97 (4.68%) MCSE
5 60 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
6 59 (2.85%) Degree
7 46 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
7 46 (2.22%) MCSA
8 42 (2.03%) DV Cleared
9 37 (1.79%) CCNA
10 36 (1.74%) MCITP
11 35 (1.69%) MCP
12 31 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 23 (1.11%) CISSP
14 18 (0.87%) CISM
15 17 (0.82%) DBS Check
16 13 (0.63%) CCNP
17 12 (0.58%) MCTS
18 11 (0.53%) A+ Certification
18 11 (0.53%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (5.17%) SLA
2 17 (0.82%) PCI DSS
3 16 (0.77%) GDPR
4 15 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.53%) QA
6 8 (0.39%) PMO
7 5 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 5 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 3 (0.14%) GAMP
9 2 (0.097%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.048%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.048%) EMIR
10 1 (0.048%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.048%) MiFID
10 1 (0.048%) WCAG
System Software
1 327 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 121 (5.84%) XenApp
3 103 (4.97%) VMware ESXi
4 101 (4.88%) Hyper-V
5 81 (3.91%) Microsoft App-V
5 81 (3.91%) vSphere
6 59 (2.85%) XenDesktop
7 48 (2.32%) Virtual Machines
8 38 (1.83%) Docker
9 37 (1.79%) BitLocker
10 24 (1.16%) VMware Workstation
11 21 (1.01%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 21 (1.01%) HDFS
11 21 (1.01%) Virtual Desktop
12 20 (0.97%) Apache Flume
13 18 (0.87%) NFS
14 17 (0.82%) Terminal Services
15 14 (0.68%) DFS Replication
15 14 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
16 12 (0.58%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 411 (19.85%) SCCM
2 63 (3.04%) Single Sign-On
3 57 (2.75%) Microsoft Intune
4 52 (2.51%) WSUS
5 49 (2.37%) Ansible
6 48 (2.32%) SCOM
7 44 (2.12%) Terraform
8 42 (2.03%) AirWatch
9 37 (1.79%) vCenter Server
10 31 (1.50%) Puppet
10 31 (1.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 28 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
12 21 (1.01%) Failover Clustering
12 21 (1.01%) Hadoop YARN
12 21 (1.01%) NetBackup
13 20 (0.97%) Ambari
13 20 (0.97%) Oozie
14 18 (0.87%) Apache Slider
14 18 (0.87%) vMotion
15 17 (0.82%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 979 (47.27%) Microsoft
2 513 (24.77%) VMware
3 421 (20.33%) Citrix
4 219 (10.57%) Cisco
5 140 (6.76%) HP
6 125 (6.04%) Apple
7 99 (4.78%) Ivanti
8 88 (4.25%) ServiceNow
9 86 (4.15%) Dell
10 70 (3.38%) Oracle
11 52 (2.51%) Red Hat
12 48 (2.32%) NetApp
13 45 (2.17%) McAfee
14 42 (2.03%) Google
15 40 (1.93%) Bloomberg
16 36 (1.74%) CheckPoint
16 36 (1.74%) Symantec
17 35 (1.69%) IBM
18 31 (1.50%) Reuters
19 29 (1.40%) EMC