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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory (AD) Consultant
UK
Rank 565 598 562
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -36
Contract jobs requiring an Active Directory Consultant 30 30 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.058% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.061% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 27
Median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £375 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £630 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +12.50%
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
42991 49435 49774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28051 31832 30735
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1560 1650 1930
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.92%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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 +39 29 £500 +14.28% 3
London +8 7 £450 +5.88% 2
East Midlands - 5 £550 -
North West +29 4 £375 -
Derby - 4 £550 -
Derbyshire - 4 £550 -
Cheshire +33 3 £375 -
South East +20 3 £513 +28.12%
West Midlands +8 3 £650 +62.50% 1
Herefordshire - 3 £650 -
Berkshire +21 2 £513 +13.88%
East of England +1 2 £450 -25.00%
South West - 2 £338 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £450 -
Enfield - 2 - -
Bracknell - 2 £513 -
Scotland +22 1 £325 -13.33%
Glasgow +1 1 £325 -13.33%
City of London -7 1 £450 +20.00%
Bolton - 1 £338 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £375 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £450 -
Watford - 1 - -
Wakefield - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £375 -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £338 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 - -

Active Directory Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 65 (95.59%) Active Directory
2 38 (55.88%) Windows
3 29 (42.65%) Microsoft
4 27 (39.71%) Migration
5 25 (36.76%) DNS
6 23 (33.82%) Microsoft Azure
7 22 (32.35%) Office 365
7 22 (32.35%) Windows Server
8 21 (30.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (29.41%) Microsoft Certification
10 18 (26.47%) Security Cleared
11 14 (20.59%) Azure Active Directory
12 13 (19.12%) PowerShell
12 13 (19.12%) MCSE
13 12 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
13 12 (17.65%) SC Cleared
14 10 (14.71%) MS Excel
15 9 (13.24%) DHCP
15 9 (13.24%) MCITP
15 9 (13.24%) SCCM
16 7 (10.29%) Finance
17 6 (8.82%) Identity Management
17 6 (8.82%) Kerberos
17 6 (8.82%) SCOM
17 6 (8.82%) Windows 10
18 5 (7.35%) PKI
18 5 (7.35%) MCTS
18 5 (7.35%) VMware Infrastructure
18 5 (7.35%) MCP
18 5 (7.35%) Replication

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 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (4.41%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.94%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.47%) Apache
3 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.47%) IIS
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 10 (14.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.47%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 23 (33.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (32.35%) Office 365
3 14 (20.59%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.94%) PaaS
5 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (36.76%) DNS
2 9 (13.24%) DHCP
3 6 (8.82%) Kerberos
4 4 (5.88%) Firewall
5 2 (2.94%) LDAP
5 2 (2.94%) Network Security
5 2 (2.94%) Skype
5 2 (2.94%) X.500
6 1 (1.47%) IPsec
6 1 (1.47%) LAN
6 1 (1.47%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (1.47%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.47%) VPN
6 1 (1.47%) WAN
6 1 (1.47%) Wireless
General
1 7 (10.29%) Finance
2 1 (1.47%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.88%) .NET
1 4 (5.88%) ASP.NET
1 4 (5.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.35%) PKI
1 5 (7.35%) Replication
2 2 (2.94%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.47%) BYOD
3 1 (1.47%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.47%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 38 (55.88%) Windows
2 22 (32.35%) Windows Server
3 21 (30.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (8.82%) Windows 10
6 4 (5.88%) VMS
7 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.47%) Linux
8 1 (1.47%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (39.71%) Migration
2 6 (8.82%) Identity Management
3 4 (5.88%) Mobile Device Management
3 4 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (4.41%) Build Automation
5 2 (2.94%) DevOps
5 2 (2.94%) Document Management
5 2 (2.94%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 1 (1.47%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (1.47%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.47%) Coaching
6 1 (1.47%) CRM
6 1 (1.47%) E-Commerce
6 1 (1.47%) ERP
6 1 (1.47%) Identity Access Management
6 1 (1.47%) Project Management
6 1 (1.47%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (1.47%) SOA
6 1 (1.47%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
6 1 (1.47%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.12%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.88%) Java
2 4 (5.88%) VBScript
3 3 (4.41%) C#
3 3 (4.41%) C++
4 2 (2.94%) PHP
5 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 20 (29.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (26.47%) Security Cleared
3 13 (19.12%) MCSE
4 12 (17.65%) SC Cleared
5 9 (13.24%) MCITP
6 5 (7.35%) MCP
6 5 (7.35%) MCTS
7 4 (5.88%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 65 (95.59%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.94%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.47%) NDS
4 1 (1.47%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 1 (1.47%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 9 (13.24%) SCCM
2 6 (8.82%) SCOM
3 4 (5.88%) AirWatch
3 4 (5.88%) XenMobile
4 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (2.94%) WSUS
6 1 (1.47%) Ansible
6 1 (1.47%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.47%) Puppet
6 1 (1.47%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 29 (42.65%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.35%) VMware
3 3 (4.41%) Citrix
3 3 (4.41%) Intel
3 3 (4.41%) IronPort
3 3 (4.41%) Mercator
3 3 (4.41%) RightFax
4 2 (2.94%) Dell
5 1 (1.47%) Apple
5 1 (1.47%) Cisco
5 1 (1.47%) NetIQ
5 1 (1.47%) Novell
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle
5 1 (1.47%) Symantec