The table below looks at the statistics for the Active Directory Consultant role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Active Directory Consultant
Rank 583 554 543
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -11
Contract jobs requiring an Active Directory Consultant 17 27 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.052% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.056% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 9
Average daily rate
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£450 £438 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +21.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £450 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £335 £360
% change year-on-year
+26.86% -6.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
52369 47956 47469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.78% 92.64% 93.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 33165 29077 26646
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2132 2083 2602
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

Active Directory Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory Consultant in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 28 November 2014.

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 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 28 November 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -61 17 £450 -
South East -27 8 £475 +35.71%
Berkshire +10 7 £475 -
London -3 4 £470 +4.44%
Reading +13 2 - -

Active Directory Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Active Directory Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Active Directory Consultant in their job title.

1 37 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 23 (62.16%) Windows
3 16 (43.24%) Migration
4 14 (37.84%) Microsoft
5 12 (32.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (27.03%) PowerShell
7 9 (24.32%) Security Cleared
8 8 (21.62%) DNS
8 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (18.92%) LDAP
9 7 (18.92%) DV Cleared
10 5 (13.51%) Hyper-V
10 5 (13.51%) vSphere
10 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (13.51%) NetApp
10 5 (13.51%) DHCP
10 5 (13.51%) VBScript
10 5 (13.51%) EMC
11 4 (10.81%) MS Exchange
12 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
12 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
12 3 (8.11%) SCCM
12 3 (8.11%) SCOM
12 3 (8.11%) PKI
12 3 (8.11%) Banking
12 3 (8.11%) Lync
12 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (5.41%) Office 365
13 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
13 2 (5.41%) Investment Banking

Active Directory Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Active Directory Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Active Directory Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (10.81%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.11%) Lync
2 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Office 365
2 1 (2.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.62%) DNS
2 7 (18.92%) LDAP
3 5 (13.51%) DHCP
4 1 (2.70%) MPLS
4 1 (2.70%) Kerberos
4 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (8.11%) Banking
2 2 (5.41%) Investment Banking
2 2 (5.41%) Finance
3 1 (2.70%) Automotive
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) .NET
1 1 (2.70%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) PKI
2 2 (5.41%) Replication
3 1 (2.70%) User Experience
3 1 (2.70%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 23 (62.16%) Windows
2 12 (32.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.70%) Linux
6 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (43.24%) Migration
2 2 (5.41%) ITIL
3 1 (2.70%) Service Management
3 1 (2.70%) Identity Management
3 1 (2.70%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (2.70%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.03%) PowerShell
2 5 (13.51%) VBScript
3 2 (5.41%) SQL
4 1 (2.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) Security Cleared
2 7 (18.92%) DV Cleared
3 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.70%) MCSE
System Software
1 37 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (13.51%) Hyper-V
2 5 (13.51%) vSphere
3 1 (2.70%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) SCCM
1 3 (8.11%) SCOM
2 2 (5.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (2.70%) MIIS
3 1 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 14 (37.84%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.51%) NetApp
2 5 (13.51%) EMC
3 2 (5.41%) Dell
4 1 (2.70%) Citrix
4 1 (2.70%) McAfee
4 1 (2.70%) VMware