Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 43 35
Rank change year-on-year -11 -8 -5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 2014 2238 2251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.28% 4.96% 4.80%
As % of the System Software category 34.63% 40.46% 49.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1314 1499 1445
London median daily rate £325 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £130 £130 £135
90th Percentile £550 £525 £538
England median daily rate £300 £325 £310
% change year-on-year -7.69% +5.01% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 127 192
London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.15 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +4.19% +3.33%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £47.83 £42.40 £27.45
England median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

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 5816 5532 4520
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.35% 12.27% 9.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4169 3815 3054
London median daily rate £488 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £185 £193 £175
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
England median daily rate £425 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 146 210
London median hourly rate £21.25 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.79% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.63 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.40 £50.00 £34.30
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 -1 399 £375 -6.25% 62
West London -21 102 £163 -18.75% 20
South London -26 77 £313 -16.67% 9
East London -12 46 £216 -21.45% 12
North London -6 20 £500 +150.00% 1
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 1417 (70.36%) Windows
2 827 (41.06%) Microsoft
3 577 (28.65%) Windows Server
4 568 (28.20%) Office 365
5 501 (24.88%) VMware
6 422 (20.95%) Windows 7
7 407 (20.21%) Finance
8 402 (19.96%) ITIL
9 374 (18.57%) Microsoft Office
9 374 (18.57%) Microsoft Azure
10 362 (17.97%) Citrix
11 339 (16.83%) Windows 10
12 336 (16.68%) SCCM
13 333 (16.53%) PowerShell
14 329 (16.34%) Windows Server 2012
15 296 (14.70%) MS Exchange
16 294 (14.60%) VMware Infrastructure
17 288 (14.30%) DNS
18 277 (13.75%) Migration
19 270 (13.41%) Windows Server 2008
20 260 (12.91%) Cisco
21 237 (11.77%) SQL
22 222 (11.02%) Linux
23 216 (10.72%) Firewall
24 214 (10.63%) DHCP
25 208 (10.33%) Banking
26 195 (9.68%) SQL Server
27 193 (9.58%) Security Cleared
28 186 (9.24%) LAN
29 175 (8.69%) TCP/IP

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
1 296 (14.70%) MS Exchange
2 137 (6.80%) SharePoint
3 104 (5.16%) Skype for Business
4 95 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2010
5 72 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
6 53 (2.63%) IIS
7 42 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2007
8 41 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 29 (1.44%) Confluence
10 23 (1.14%) CMS
11 22 (1.09%) IBM Notes
12 19 (0.94%) Apache
13 17 (0.84%) Tomcat
14 16 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
15 12 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 12 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
16 9 (0.45%) JBoss
16 9 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
16 9 (0.45%) WebSphere
17 8 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 374 (18.57%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.50%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.20%) CINEMA 4D
6 4 (0.20%) Vectorworks
7 3 (0.15%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.15%) Stata
8 2 (0.099%) Revit
9 1 (0.050%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.050%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.050%) HipChat
9 1 (0.050%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.050%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 23 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.55%) Eikon
3 6 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
6 3 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.15%) RMDS
6 3 (0.15%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.050%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.050%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.050%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.050%) Relativity
7 1 (0.050%) Summit
7 1 (0.050%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 568 (28.20%) Office 365
2 374 (18.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 169 (8.39%) Azure Active Directory
4 134 (6.65%) Amazon AWS
5 54 (2.68%) IaaS
6 50 (2.48%) PaaS
7 32 (1.59%) OneDrive
8 25 (1.24%) SaaS
9 19 (0.94%) Mimecast
10 18 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
11 16 (0.79%) Amazon ELB
11 16 (0.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 14 (0.70%) G Suite
12 14 (0.70%) Route 53
13 12 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
14 9 (0.45%) OpenShift
15 7 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
16 5 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Cloud
16 5 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
16 5 (0.25%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 288 (14.30%) DNS
2 216 (10.72%) Firewall
3 214 (10.63%) DHCP
4 186 (9.24%) LAN
5 175 (8.69%) TCP/IP
6 171 (8.49%) WAN
7 160 (7.94%) SAN
8 158 (7.85%) VPN
9 113 (5.61%) LDAP
10 87 (4.32%) Skype
11 70 (3.48%) Wireless
12 68 (3.38%) Internet
13 60 (2.98%) VLAN
14 50 (2.48%) NAS
15 45 (2.23%) Network Security
16 41 (2.04%) HTTP
17 35 (1.74%) SSL
18 34 (1.69%) Remote Desktop
18 34 (1.69%) VoIP
19 32 (1.59%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 32 (1.59%) NoSQL
3 29 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 25 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
5 20 (0.99%) Oracle Database
5 20 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
6 19 (0.94%) Hadoop
7 15 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
8 13 (0.65%) Power BI
8 13 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
9 12 (0.60%) Azure SQL Database
9 12 (0.60%) MongoDB
10 11 (0.55%) MySQL
10 11 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
10 11 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (0.50%) Big Data
11 10 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
11 10 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (0.35%) Blockchain
12 7 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 52 (2.58%) Jenkins
2 46 (2.28%) Git (software)
3 43 (2.14%) JIRA
4 19 (0.94%) Artifactory
5 17 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
5 17 (0.84%) Visual Studio
6 14 (0.70%) MSI
7 11 (0.55%) AutoIt
8 10 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (0.40%) MSTest
9 8 (0.40%) NUnit
9 8 (0.40%) Serena SBM
10 6 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (0.30%) Metasploit
10 6 (0.30%) TestRail
11 5 (0.25%) InstallShield
12 4 (0.20%) Subversion
13 3 (0.15%) Ant
13 3 (0.15%) HP UFT
13 3 (0.15%) TeamCity
General
1 407 (20.21%) Finance
2 208 (10.33%) Banking
3 98 (4.87%) Legal
4 64 (3.18%) Law
5 60 (2.98%) Retail
6 42 (2.09%) Telecoms
7 28 (1.39%) Back Office
8 26 (1.29%) International Banking
9 25 (1.24%) Advertising
9 25 (1.24%) Investment Banking
10 14 (0.70%) Financial Institution
11 13 (0.65%) Front Office
11 13 (0.65%) Manufacturing
12 12 (0.60%) Publishing
13 11 (0.55%) Marketing
14 7 (0.35%) French Language
14 7 (0.35%) Italian Language
15 5 (0.25%) Electronics
16 4 (0.20%) German Language
16 4 (0.20%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 420 (20.85%) Analyst
2 233 (11.57%) Desktop Support
2 233 (11.57%) Support Engineer
3 171 (8.49%) 2nd Line Support
4 169 (8.39%) Service Analyst
5 162 (8.04%) Service Desk Analyst
6 157 (7.80%) Architect
7 146 (7.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 135 (6.70%) Support Analyst
9 130 (6.45%) Consultant
10 123 (6.11%) Windows Engineer
11 110 (5.46%) IT Support
12 108 (5.36%) Administrator
13 105 (5.21%) Desktop Engineer
14 88 (4.37%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 84 (4.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 77 (3.82%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 74 (3.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
18 73 (3.62%) Desktop Support Engineer
19 72 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (4.67%) .NET
2 69 (3.43%) Web Services
3 64 (3.18%) HTML
4 63 (3.13%) XML
5 49 (2.43%) SOAP
6 46 (2.28%) REST
7 42 (2.09%) JSON
8 35 (1.74%) AngularJS
8 35 (1.74%) Node.js
9 33 (1.64%) ASP.NET Web API
10 30 (1.49%) SAML
11 29 (1.44%) OAuth
12 25 (1.24%) RabbitMQ
13 24 (1.19%) .NET Framework
14 23 (1.14%) OpenID
14 23 (1.14%) Spring
15 19 (0.94%) SailPoint
16 18 (0.89%) J2EE
16 18 (0.89%) Middleware
16 18 (0.89%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 133 (6.60%) Blackberry
1 133 (6.60%) Data Centre
2 100 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
3 57 (2.83%) Management Information System
4 55 (2.73%) Clustering
4 55 (2.73%) PKI
5 54 (2.68%) iPhone
6 33 (1.64%) Smartphone
7 31 (1.54%) Client/Server
8 30 (1.49%) Replication
9 29 (1.44%) iPad
10 28 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
11 27 (1.34%) Computer Science
12 24 (1.19%) BYOD
13 23 (1.14%) NHS
14 21 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
14 21 (1.04%) Fat Client
14 21 (1.04%) Thin Client
15 14 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
15 14 (0.70%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1417 (70.36%) Windows
2 577 (28.65%) Windows Server
3 422 (20.95%) Windows 7
4 339 (16.83%) Windows 10
5 329 (16.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 270 (13.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 222 (11.02%) Linux
8 101 (5.01%) Unix
9 92 (4.57%) Android
10 87 (4.32%) Apple iOS
11 71 (3.53%) Windows Server 2003
12 63 (3.13%) Mac OS X
13 57 (2.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 50 (2.48%) Windows 8
15 44 (2.18%) Mac OS
16 42 (2.09%) Windows XP
17 33 (1.64%) Solaris
18 24 (1.19%) CentOS
19 15 (0.74%) Windows Vista
20 11 (0.55%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 402 (19.96%) ITIL
2 277 (13.75%) Migration
3 142 (7.05%) Service Management
4 121 (6.01%) Agile Software Development
5 99 (4.92%) DevOps
6 98 (4.87%) Change Management
7 97 (4.82%) Configuration Management
8 75 (3.72%) Identity Access Management
9 63 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
10 62 (3.08%) Information Security
11 61 (3.03%) Project Management
12 60 (2.98%) Incident Management
13 57 (2.83%) Mobile Device Management
14 55 (2.73%) Cybersecurity
14 55 (2.73%) High Availability
15 54 (2.68%) Service Delivery
16 53 (2.63%) Identity Management
17 52 (2.58%) Patch Management
18 51 (2.53%) Problem Management
19 46 (2.28%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 333 (16.53%) PowerShell
2 237 (11.77%) SQL
3 91 (4.52%) Java
4 74 (3.67%) C#
5 64 (3.18%) JavaScript
6 52 (2.58%) VBScript
7 51 (2.53%) Python
8 32 (1.59%) Perl
9 28 (1.39%) VB
10 27 (1.34%) Bash Shell
11 24 (1.19%) C
12 23 (1.14%) PL/SQL
13 14 (0.70%) Ruby
14 11 (0.55%) Shell Script
15 9 (0.45%) Korn
15 9 (0.45%) PHP
15 9 (0.45%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.25%) Go
16 5 (0.25%) Groovy
17 4 (0.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 193 (9.58%) Security Cleared
2 173 (8.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 124 (6.16%) SC Cleared
4 100 (4.97%) MCSE
5 67 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
6 63 (3.13%) Degree
7 61 (3.03%) DV Cleared
8 60 (2.98%) MCSA
9 55 (2.73%) MCP
10 54 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
11 46 (2.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 35 (1.74%) CCNA
13 31 (1.54%) MCITP
14 27 (1.34%) CISSP
15 25 (1.24%) MCDST
16 23 (1.14%) CCNP
17 21 (1.04%) DBS Check
17 21 (1.04%) Network+ Certification
18 19 (0.94%) A+ Certification
18 19 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (5.31%) SLA
2 24 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 23 (1.14%) ISO 9001
4 20 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 19 (0.94%) GDPR
6 13 (0.65%) QA
7 7 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 7 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (0.25%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.20%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 4 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.20%) GAMP
10 3 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 3 (0.15%) PMO
11 2 (0.099%) Government Security Classifications
11 2 (0.099%) MiFID
12 1 (0.050%) COBIT
12 1 (0.050%) GxP
12 1 (0.050%) HIPAA
System Software
1 294 (14.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 117 (5.81%) Hyper-V
3 113 (5.61%) vSphere
4 98 (4.87%) XenApp
5 74 (3.67%) VMware ESXi
6 54 (2.68%) Virtual Machines
7 53 (2.63%) XenDesktop
8 50 (2.48%) Microsoft App-V
9 35 (1.74%) Docker
10 32 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
11 28 (1.39%) BitLocker
12 26 (1.29%) Virtual Desktop
13 19 (0.94%) DFS Replication
14 17 (0.84%) VMware Workstation
15 14 (0.70%) NFS
16 13 (0.65%) XenServer
17 10 (0.50%) Terminal Services
18 9 (0.45%) VMware NSX
19 8 (0.40%) ISA Server
19 8 (0.40%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 336 (16.68%) SCCM
2 69 (3.43%) SCOM
3 63 (3.13%) Ansible
4 52 (2.58%) Microsoft Intune
5 40 (1.99%) Puppet
5 40 (1.99%) vCenter Server
6 38 (1.89%) NetBackup
7 33 (1.64%) AirWatch
7 33 (1.64%) WSUS
8 28 (1.39%) Backup Exec
8 28 (1.39%) Terraform
9 25 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
10 19 (0.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 17 (0.84%) Jamf Pro
11 17 (0.84%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 15 (0.74%) Netcool
13 14 (0.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 14 (0.70%) Microsoft Clustering
13 14 (0.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 14 (0.70%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 827 (41.06%) Microsoft
2 501 (24.88%) VMware
3 362 (17.97%) Citrix
4 260 (12.91%) Cisco
5 153 (7.60%) HP
6 127 (6.31%) Apple
7 99 (4.92%) Oracle
8 89 (4.42%) Dell
9 68 (3.38%) NetApp
10 59 (2.93%) ServiceNow
11 56 (2.78%) Bloomberg
12 53 (2.63%) CheckPoint
13 50 (2.48%) EMC
14 49 (2.43%) Red Hat
15 45 (2.23%) SolarWinds
16 43 (2.14%) Sophos
17 42 (2.09%) McAfee
17 42 (2.09%) Symantec
17 42 (2.09%) Veeam
18 35 (1.74%) Google