The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Active Directory Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory (AD) Consultant
Rank 588 615 589
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -26
Contract jobs requiring an Active Directory Consultant 33 29 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.053% 0.078%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.055% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 13 26
Median daily rate £363 £350 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -24.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £282 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £510 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £344 £425
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -19.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47057 52332 52807
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.77% 93.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 30804 33337 33423
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1653 2041 2162
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.41 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Active Directory Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Active Directory Consultant in the job title.

Active Directory Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Active Directory Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Active Directory Consultant within the UK.

Active Directory Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Active Directory Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 8 December 2016.

Active Directory Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Active Directory Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory Consultant within the UK.

Active Directory Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Active Directory Consultant
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 8 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +29 28 £405 +1.25%
London 0 9 £475 +11.76%
Yorkshire +19 6 £393 -
Scotland +16 6 £320 +3.22%
West Midlands - 5 £325 -
South East +33 4 £375 +7.14%
Edinburgh +26 4 - -
West Yorkshire +24 4 - -
Telford - 4 £325 -
Shropshire - 4 £325 -
Leeds +15 2 - -
Renfrewshire +1 2 £320 +3.22%
Erskine -2 2 £320 +3.22%
East Midlands -7 2 £550 +37.50%
Hampshire - 2 £380 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £323 -
North East - 2 £323 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £323 -
Hook - 2 £380 -
South West +16 1 - -
North West +5 1 £313 -40.47%
Manchester -1 1 £313 -
City of London -6 1 £350 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £375 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 £550 -

Active Directory Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, Active Directory Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Active Directory Consultant in the job title.

1 72 (94.74%) Active Directory
2 33 (43.42%) Windows
3 30 (39.47%) Microsoft
4 27 (35.53%) Migration
5 24 (31.58%) DNS
6 23 (30.26%) Microsoft Azure
7 21 (27.63%) Office 365
7 21 (27.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (23.68%) Security Cleared
9 17 (22.37%) Windows Server
10 16 (21.05%) SC Cleared
10 16 (21.05%) PowerShell
11 14 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (18.42%) DHCP
11 14 (18.42%) Azure Active Directory
12 12 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (13.16%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (13.16%) SCOM
14 9 (11.84%) Skype for Business
15 8 (10.53%) MS Excel
15 8 (10.53%) SQL Server
15 8 (10.53%) Skype
16 7 (9.21%) Virtual Infrastructure
16 7 (9.21%) VMware
17 6 (7.89%) Finance
17 6 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
17 6 (7.89%) PKI
17 6 (7.89%) Android
17 6 (7.89%) C#
17 6 (7.89%) Java

Active Directory Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 9 (11.84%) Skype for Business
2 5 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (6.58%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.58%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.32%) Apache
3 1 (1.32%) IIS
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 8 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 23 (30.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (27.63%) Office 365
3 14 (18.42%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (6.58%) PaaS
5 4 (5.26%) IaaS
6 1 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (1.32%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.32%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 24 (31.58%) DNS
2 14 (18.42%) DHCP
3 8 (10.53%) Skype
4 6 (7.89%) LAN
4 6 (7.89%) WAN
5 5 (6.58%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (6.58%) Kerberos
5 5 (6.58%) Network Security
5 5 (6.58%) SMTP
6 3 (3.95%) Firewall
7 2 (2.63%) LDAP
7 2 (2.63%) VPN
7 2 (2.63%) X.500
8 1 (1.32%) IPsec
8 1 (1.32%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (1.32%) VoIP
8 1 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.58%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (6.58%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 6 (7.89%) Finance
2 5 (6.58%) Electronics
3 2 (2.63%) Advertising
4 1 (1.32%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.58%) .NET
2 3 (3.95%) ASP.NET
2 3 (3.95%) HTML
3 2 (2.63%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.89%) PKI
2 5 (6.58%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.58%) Replication
3 1 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.32%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.32%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.32%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 33 (43.42%) Windows
2 21 (27.63%) Windows Server 2012
3 17 (22.37%) Windows Server
4 14 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (13.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (7.89%) Android
7 4 (5.26%) Linux
8 3 (3.95%) VMS
9 2 (2.63%) Solaris
9 2 (2.63%) Unix
10 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.32%) SUSE
10 1 (1.32%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (35.53%) Migration
2 7 (9.21%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 6 (7.89%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 5 (6.58%) Data Centre Operations
4 5 (6.58%) Mobile Device Management
4 5 (6.58%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 5 (6.58%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 4 (5.26%) Coaching
5 4 (5.26%) Identity Management
6 3 (3.95%) Build Automation
6 3 (3.95%) Identity Access Management
7 2 (2.63%) DevOps
7 2 (2.63%) Document Management
7 2 (2.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (1.32%) Application Packaging
8 1 (1.32%) Data Management
8 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (1.32%) Problem Management
8 1 (1.32%) Web Development
8 1 (1.32%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (21.05%) PowerShell
2 6 (7.89%) C#
2 6 (7.89%) Java
3 5 (6.58%) C++
3 5 (6.58%) VB
4 3 (3.95%) SQL
4 3 (3.95%) VBScript
5 2 (2.63%) C
5 2 (2.63%) PHP
5 2 (2.63%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.32%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (23.68%) Security Cleared
2 16 (21.05%) SC Cleared
3 12 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (6.58%) MCP
4 5 (6.58%) MCSE
4 5 (6.58%) MCTS
5 3 (3.95%) MCITP
6 2 (2.63%) CISA
6 2 (2.63%) CISM
6 2 (2.63%) CISSP
7 1 (1.32%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 72 (94.74%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.32%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.32%) NDS
3 1 (1.32%) NetIQ eDirectory
3 1 (1.32%) Shibboleth
3 1 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (13.16%) SCOM
2 5 (6.58%) AirWatch
2 5 (6.58%) NetBackup
2 5 (6.58%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (6.58%) SCCM
2 5 (6.58%) WSUS
3 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.32%) Ansible
5 1 (1.32%) Puppet
Vendors
1 30 (39.47%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.21%) VMware
3 6 (7.89%) Symantec
4 5 (6.58%) Cisco
4 5 (6.58%) HP
4 5 (6.58%) MobileIron
5 4 (5.26%) Citrix
6 3 (3.95%) Mercator
6 3 (3.95%) Oracle
7 2 (2.63%) Dell
8 1 (1.32%) NetIQ
8 1 (1.32%) Novell
8 1 (1.32%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.32%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.32%) SolarWinds