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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory (AD) Consultant
Rank 602 596 570
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -26
Contract jobs requiring an Active Directory Consultant 38 44 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.078% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.083% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 26 22
Median daily rate £375 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £300 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £489 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £56.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £56.50 -

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
50938 53139 51380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.75% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 33216 33356 31629
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £568 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.16% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1509 2051 2085
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 -7 33 £375 -9.09%
South West +7 8 £475 +8.26%
South East +2 8 £363 -19.44%
Gloucestershire -2 6 £456 -2.40%
London -7 6 £375 -23.07%
East of England +14 5 - -
Hertfordshire +13 4 - -
North West 0 3 £250 -42.69%
Berkshire -10 3 £400 -15.78%
West Midlands -20 3 £420 +5.00%
Scotland - 3 £375 -
Manchester -5 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 £363 -
Reading - 2 £375 -
Banbury - 2 £363 -
Edinburgh - 2 £375 -
City of London +38 1 £325 -
Wales +19 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City +7 1 - -
Birmingham -4 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £420 -
Renfrewshire - 1 £425 -
Powys - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Mid Wales - 1 - -
Luton - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 £250 -

Active Directory Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 70 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 26 (37.14%) Migration
3 23 (32.86%) Windows
4 22 (31.43%) Microsoft
5 20 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
6 14 (20.00%) PowerShell
7 13 (18.57%) Office 365
7 13 (18.57%) DNS
8 12 (17.14%) Security Cleared
8 12 (17.14%) Windows Server
9 11 (15.71%) Azure Active Directory
9 11 (15.71%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (12.86%) PKI
10 9 (12.86%) VMware
11 8 (11.43%) Finance
11 8 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (10.00%) Skype for Business
12 7 (10.00%) SC Cleared
12 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (10.00%) DHCP
12 7 (10.00%) MCSE
13 6 (8.57%) SCOM
13 6 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
14 5 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
14 5 (7.14%) DV Cleared
14 5 (7.14%) SQL
14 5 (7.14%) SQL Server
14 5 (7.14%) LDAP
14 5 (7.14%) MS Exchange
14 5 (7.14%) Citrix

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 7 (10.00%) Skype for Business
2 5 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.71%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.86%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.43%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.86%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.43%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (18.57%) Office 365
3 11 (15.71%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.86%) IaaS
4 2 (2.86%) PaaS
5 1 (1.43%) SaaS
5 1 (1.43%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (18.57%) DNS
2 7 (10.00%) DHCP
3 5 (7.14%) Firewall
3 5 (7.14%) LDAP
4 3 (4.29%) Skype
5 2 (2.86%) Kerberos
5 2 (2.86%) Network Security
5 2 (2.86%) OpenVPN
5 2 (2.86%) X.500
6 1 (1.43%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.43%) LAN
6 1 (1.43%) VoIP
6 1 (1.43%) VPN
6 1 (1.43%) WAN
6 1 (1.43%) Wireless
6 1 (1.43%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.43%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 8 (11.43%) Finance
2 3 (4.29%) Banking
3 2 (2.86%) Advertising
3 2 (2.86%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.43%) .NET
1 1 (1.43%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.86%) PKI
2 5 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.86%) Clustering
3 2 (2.86%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.43%) NHS
4 1 (1.43%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 23 (32.86%) Windows
2 12 (17.14%) Windows Server
3 11 (15.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (5.71%) Linux
7 3 (4.29%) Solaris
7 3 (4.29%) Unix
8 1 (1.43%) AIX
8 1 (1.43%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.43%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (37.14%) Migration
2 3 (4.29%) Identity Management
3 2 (2.86%) Coaching
3 2 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (2.86%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (2.86%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 2 (2.86%) Service Delivery
3 2 (2.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (2.86%) Workflow
4 1 (1.43%) Cutover Planning
4 1 (1.43%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (1.43%) Data Reconciliation
4 1 (1.43%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (1.43%) Mentoring
4 1 (1.43%) Presales
4 1 (1.43%) Risk Management
4 1 (1.43%) Server Building
4 1 (1.43%) Server Hardening
4 1 (1.43%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (1.43%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (7.14%) SQL
3 1 (1.43%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (17.14%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.00%) MCSE
2 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.14%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.86%) MCSA
5 1 (1.43%) MCITP
5 1 (1.43%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 70 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.29%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.29%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (4.29%) vSphere
4 2 (2.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (2.86%) Veritas File System
4 2 (2.86%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (1.43%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.43%) UAG
5 1 (1.43%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.43%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.43%) XenApp
5 1 (1.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (8.57%) SCOM
2 3 (4.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 3 (4.29%) SCCM
2 3 (4.29%) WSUS
3 2 (2.86%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (2.86%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (1.43%) Nagios
Vendors
1 22 (31.43%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.86%) VMware
3 5 (7.14%) Citrix
4 4 (5.71%) IBM
5 3 (4.29%) Dell
5 3 (4.29%) Oracle
6 2 (2.86%) Apple
6 2 (2.86%) F5
6 2 (2.86%) Mercator
6 2 (2.86%) Veritas
7 1 (1.43%) Ab Initio
7 1 (1.43%) Cisco
7 1 (1.43%) NetApp