Period
to 28 October 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 28 October 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
28 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 64 39 46
Rank change year-on-year -25 +7 +14
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 548 1,939 2,294
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.82% 5.31% 5.00%
As % of the System Software category 27.99% 35.07% 31.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 1,425 1,641
Median daily rate £450 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +3.45% +16.00%
10th Percentile £175 £138 £130
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
England median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 75 120
Median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.42% +7.04% -6.58%
10th Percentile £12.71 £12.44 £12.75
90th Percentile £35.15 £40.98 £45.91
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.79 £15.50
% change year-on-year +1.36% +1.84% -

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 1,958 5,529 7,215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 13.63% 15.13% 15.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,312 4,066 5,332
Median daily rate £512 £503 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.94% +0.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £300 £200 £200
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 107 141
Median hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.95% +10.53% -10.59%
10th Percentile £12.73 £12.44 £13.00
90th Percentile £41.55 £50.00 £46.25
Median hourly rate £19.45 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +17.85% +3.13% -4.79%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in London

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in London.

Daily rate trend for Active Directory in London

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Active Directory in London over the 6 months to 28 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Active Directory in London

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in London.

Hourly rate trend for Active Directory in London

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Active Directory in London over the 6 months to 28 October 2020.

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 28 October 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 -12 99 £475 +18.75% 46
South London +4 15 £350 +100.00% 3
West London +3 15 £450 +172.73% 13
East London +9 6 £165 +13.79% 9
North London -3 3 £450 +136.84% 2
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 28 October 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.

1 354 (64.60%) Windows
2 294 (53.65%) Microsoft
3 270 (49.27%) Azure
4 175 (31.93%) Office 365
5 154 (28.10%) PowerShell
6 141 (25.73%) Windows 10
7 139 (25.36%) Windows Server
8 134 (24.45%) Azure Active Directory
9 118 (21.53%) VMware
10 112 (20.44%) DNS
11 106 (19.34%) Finance
12 93 (16.97%) SCCM
13 88 (16.06%) VMware Infrastructure
14 86 (15.69%) SQL Server
15 85 (15.51%) ITIL
16 83 (15.15%) DevOps
17 78 (14.23%) Migration
17 78 (14.23%) Firewall
18 69 (12.59%) Citrix
19 68 (12.41%) Linux
19 68 (12.41%) SQL
20 67 (12.23%) Windows Server 2016
21 66 (12.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 65 (11.86%) Windows 7
23 60 (10.95%) DHCP
24 59 (10.77%) Cisco
24 59 (10.77%) SharePoint
24 59 (10.77%) Security Cleared
25 57 (10.40%) VPN
25 57 (10.40%) Windows Server 2012

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 59 (10.77%) SharePoint
2 45 (8.21%) MS Exchange
3 41 (7.48%) Skype for Business
4 35 (6.39%) IIS
5 24 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (2.55%) Apache
7 12 (2.19%) Confluence
8 9 (1.64%) Tomcat
9 8 (1.46%) CMS
10 7 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (1.09%) ArcGIS
11 6 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.91%) Apache Solr
12 5 (0.91%) Apache Spark
12 5 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.73%) Apache Pig
13 4 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (0.73%) nginx
14 3 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 53 (9.67%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.46%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.09%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.18%) Stata
Business Applications
1 4 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.18%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.18%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 270 (49.27%) Azure
2 175 (31.93%) Office 365
3 134 (24.45%) Azure Active Directory
4 48 (8.76%) AWS
5 45 (8.21%) IaaS
5 45 (8.21%) PaaS
6 36 (6.57%) SaaS
7 20 (3.65%) OneDrive
8 16 (2.92%) Power Platform
9 14 (2.55%) GitHub
10 13 (2.37%) GCP
11 12 (2.19%) Azure Data Factory
11 12 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
12 9 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (1.64%) Logic Apps
13 8 (1.46%) Azure Functions
13 8 (1.46%) Serverless
14 7 (1.28%) Power Automate
14 7 (1.28%) Yammer
15 6 (1.09%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 112 (20.44%) DNS
2 78 (14.23%) Firewall
3 60 (10.95%) DHCP
4 57 (10.40%) VPN
5 46 (8.39%) Skype
6 39 (7.12%) SAN
7 37 (6.75%) WAN
8 34 (6.20%) TCP/IP
9 24 (4.38%) LAN
9 24 (4.38%) Wireless
10 23 (4.20%) Internet
11 22 (4.01%) Intranet
12 21 (3.83%) DMZ
12 21 (3.83%) Kerberos
13 19 (3.47%) Wi-Fi
14 17 (3.10%) SSL
15 14 (2.55%) VoIP
16 12 (2.19%) Network Security
17 8 (1.46%) HTTP
17 8 (1.46%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (15.69%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.74%) Azure SQL Database
3 14 (2.55%) Cosmos DB
4 12 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (2.01%) MySQL
6 10 (1.82%) Amazon RDS
7 8 (1.46%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 8 (1.46%) Data Lake
7 8 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (1.46%) Power BI
8 7 (1.28%) Relational Database
8 7 (1.28%) SQL Server 2016
9 5 (0.91%) DB2
9 5 (0.91%) SAP HANA
9 5 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.73%) MariaDB
10 4 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.73%) Sybase ASE
11 3 (0.55%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (2.55%) JIRA
2 11 (2.01%) Subversion
3 9 (1.64%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.64%) MSI
3 9 (1.64%) Visual Studio
4 8 (1.46%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.09%) Bitbucket
6 5 (0.91%) AdminStudio
6 5 (0.91%) SonarQube
6 5 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (0.91%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.91%) Visual Studio Coded UI
7 4 (0.73%) GitLab
8 3 (0.55%) Artifactory
8 3 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.55%) ReSharper
8 3 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.36%) FishEye
9 2 (0.36%) Hudson
General
1 106 (19.34%) Finance
2 45 (8.21%) Banking
3 35 (6.39%) Public Sector
4 15 (2.74%) Investment Banking
5 12 (2.19%) Legal
5 12 (2.19%) Retail
6 9 (1.64%) Financial Institution
6 9 (1.64%) Telecoms
7 5 (0.91%) Back Office
7 5 (0.91%) International Banking
7 5 (0.91%) Marketing
7 5 (0.91%) Publishing
8 4 (0.73%) German Language
8 4 (0.73%) Local Government
9 3 (0.55%) Advertising
9 3 (0.55%) Automotive
9 3 (0.55%) French Language
9 3 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.55%) Police
10 2 (0.36%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 66 (12.04%) Architect
2 49 (8.94%) Consultant
3 43 (7.85%) Analyst
3 43 (7.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 37 (6.75%) Windows Engineer
5 36 (6.57%) Support Engineer
6 32 (5.84%) Azure Engineer
7 22 (4.01%) Developer
8 21 (3.83%) DevOps Engineer
8 21 (3.83%) Office 365 Engineer
9 19 (3.47%) Active Directory Engineer
10 18 (3.28%) Desktop Support
10 18 (3.28%) Security Engineer
11 17 (3.10%) Azure Architect
12 16 (2.92%) Desktop Engineer
13 15 (2.74%) Solutions Architect
13 15 (2.74%) Systems Engineer
14 14 (2.55%) IT Engineer
14 14 (2.55%) Service Analyst
15 13 (2.37%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (8.21%) LDAP
2 42 (7.66%) .NET
3 14 (2.55%) Web Services
4 13 (2.37%) HTML
4 13 (2.37%) SailPoint
5 12 (2.19%) REST
6 10 (1.82%) Middleware
7 9 (1.64%) Node.js
8 8 (1.46%) .NET Core
8 8 (1.46%) ASP.NET
8 8 (1.46%) CSS
8 8 (1.46%) SOAP
9 7 (1.28%) ASP.NET Web API
9 7 (1.28%) OpenID
9 7 (1.28%) SAML
9 7 (1.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 6 (1.09%) AngularJS
10 6 (1.09%) RabbitMQ
10 6 (1.09%) XML
11 5 (0.91%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 51 (9.31%) Data Centre
2 35 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (6.39%) PKI
3 33 (6.02%) Management Information System
4 23 (4.20%) NHS
5 20 (3.65%) Clustering
5 20 (3.65%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
7 14 (2.55%) Blackberry
8 12 (2.19%) Private Cloud
8 12 (2.19%) Replication
9 10 (1.82%) HP StoreVirtual
10 9 (1.64%) Public Cloud
11 8 (1.46%) CMDB
11 8 (1.46%) Mobile App
12 7 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
12 7 (1.28%) iPad
13 6 (1.09%) Cloud Native
13 6 (1.09%) Smartcard
13 6 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 354 (64.60%) Windows
2 141 (25.73%) Windows 10
3 139 (25.36%) Windows Server
4 68 (12.41%) Linux
5 67 (12.23%) Windows Server 2016
6 65 (11.86%) Windows 7
7 57 (10.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 54 (9.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 37 (6.75%) Unix
10 33 (6.02%) Windows Server 2019
11 19 (3.47%) Apple iOS
12 18 (3.28%) Android
13 15 (2.74%) Windows Mobile
14 12 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 10 (1.82%) Windows 8
16 9 (1.64%) Solaris
17 8 (1.46%) Ubuntu
18 7 (1.28%) Windows XP
19 6 (1.09%) AIX
20 5 (0.91%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (15.51%) ITIL
2 83 (15.15%) DevOps
3 78 (14.23%) Migration
4 66 (12.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 42 (7.66%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (7.66%) Information Security
6 41 (7.48%) Cybersecurity
7 40 (7.30%) High Availability
8 39 (7.12%) Problem-Solving
9 33 (6.02%) Change Management
9 33 (6.02%) Configuration Management
10 31 (5.66%) Disaster Recovery
10 31 (5.66%) SIEM
11 28 (5.11%) Identity Access Management
12 25 (4.56%) Data Protection
13 24 (4.38%) Identity Management
13 24 (4.38%) Microservices
13 24 (4.38%) Project Management
13 24 (4.38%) Scrum
14 21 (3.83%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 154 (28.10%) PowerShell
2 68 (12.41%) SQL
3 43 (7.85%) C#
4 40 (7.30%) Java
5 33 (6.02%) Python
6 26 (4.74%) JavaScript
7 23 (4.20%) VBScript
8 18 (3.28%) Bash Shell
9 17 (3.10%) VB
10 9 (1.64%) C
10 9 (1.64%) T-SQL
11 8 (1.46%) Perl
11 8 (1.46%) VB.NET
12 6 (1.09%) Ruby
13 5 (0.91%) PHP
13 5 (0.91%) TypeScript
14 4 (0.73%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.55%) BeanShell
15 3 (0.55%) Groovy
16 2 (0.36%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 59 (10.77%) Security Cleared
2 46 (8.39%) SC Cleared
3 36 (6.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (5.47%) CISSP
5 25 (4.56%) DV Cleared
6 18 (3.28%) MCSE
7 16 (2.92%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (2.92%) Degree
8 14 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
9 12 (2.19%) CCNA
10 11 (2.01%) MCSA
11 8 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 6 (1.09%) CISM
13 6 (1.09%) DBS Check
13 6 (1.09%) MCP
13 6 (1.09%) SSCP
14 5 (0.91%) ISEB
14 5 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 4 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.28%) GDPR
1 18 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (2.37%) Government Security Classifications
2 13 (2.37%) SLA
3 12 (2.19%) NIST
4 11 (2.01%) NCSC
5 10 (1.82%) QA
6 8 (1.46%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (1.28%) HIPAA
7 7 (1.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 7 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (1.09%) COBIT
9 4 (0.73%) PMO
10 3 (0.55%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.36%) GxP
11 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.36%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 88 (16.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (7.66%) Hyper-V
3 33 (6.02%) Docker
4 30 (5.47%) VMware ESXi
5 22 (4.01%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (2.19%) XenApp
7 11 (2.01%) Microsoft App-V
7 11 (2.01%) Virtual Desktop
8 10 (1.82%) vSphere
9 8 (1.46%) VMware NSX
10 6 (1.09%) BitLocker
10 6 (1.09%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.55%) DFS Replication
11 3 (0.55%) vCloud
11 3 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.36%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 2 (0.36%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 2 (0.36%) UAG
12 2 (0.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 93 (16.97%) SCCM
2 48 (8.76%) Microsoft Intune
3 41 (7.48%) Ansible
4 34 (6.20%) Single Sign-On
5 32 (5.84%) Kubernetes
6 26 (4.74%) Puppet
7 25 (4.56%) Terraform
8 24 (4.38%) WSUS
9 23 (4.20%) Opscode Chef
10 16 (2.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 16 (2.92%) SCOM
11 11 (2.01%) Microsoft Clustering
12 8 (1.46%) Norton AntiVirus
13 7 (1.28%) vCenter Server
14 6 (1.09%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 6 (1.09%) Nagios
14 6 (1.09%) NetBackup
15 5 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
16 4 (0.73%) Red Hat Satellite
16 4 (0.73%) vMotion
Vendors
1 294 (53.65%) Microsoft
2 118 (21.53%) VMware
3 69 (12.59%) Citrix
4 59 (10.77%) Cisco
5 46 (8.39%) HP
6 43 (7.85%) Oracle
7 28 (5.11%) SolarWinds
8 19 (3.47%) Dell
8 19 (3.47%) ServiceNow
9 16 (2.92%) Palo Alto
10 15 (2.74%) EMC
10 15 (2.74%) SAP
10 15 (2.74%) Sophos
11 14 (2.55%) McAfee
11 14 (2.55%) NetApp
12 13 (2.37%) CyberArk
12 13 (2.37%) Lumension
12 13 (2.37%) Splunk
13 12 (2.19%) IBM
13 12 (2.19%) Red Hat