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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory (AD) Consultant
Rank 607 576 554
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -22
Contract jobs requiring an Active Directory Consultant 36 34 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.063% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.071% 0.066% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 28
Median daily rate £413 £459 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.08% +14.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £396 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £490 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £388
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +9.67%
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
50823 51340 50433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.71% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 33235 31856 31169
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1467 2031 2115
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 31 May 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 27 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 31 May 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 -9 32 £417 -10.85%
South West 0 10 £456 -2.40%
Gloucestershire +2 8 £438 -7.16%
South East -21 8 £413 -2.94%
London +2 6 £373 -23.48%
Hertfordshire +11 4 - -
East of England +8 4 - -
Berkshire -5 3 £450 -
Scotland - 3 £375 -
Hampshire +2 2 £413 -
North West -15 2 - -
Manchester -15 2 - -
West Midlands -17 2 - -
Reading - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 £375 -
City of London +40 1 £325 -
Welwyn Garden City +6 1 - -
Banbury - 1 £363 -
Erskine - 1 £425 -
Woking - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £363 -
Surrey - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Renfrewshire - 1 £425 -

Active Directory Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 64 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 23 (35.94%) Microsoft
3 22 (34.38%) Windows
4 19 (29.69%) Migration
5 18 (28.13%) Microsoft Azure
6 15 (23.44%) DNS
7 14 (21.88%) PowerShell
8 11 (17.19%) Office 365
8 11 (17.19%) PKI
8 11 (17.19%) Security Cleared
8 11 (17.19%) Windows Server
9 10 (15.63%) Azure Active Directory
9 10 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (14.06%) Skype for Business
10 9 (14.06%) DHCP
11 8 (12.50%) VMware
11 8 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
12 7 (10.94%) Finance
12 7 (10.94%) Firewall
12 7 (10.94%) SC Cleared
13 6 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (9.38%) MS Exchange
13 6 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (9.38%) MCSE
13 6 (9.38%) SQL Server
13 6 (9.38%) SQL
14 5 (7.81%) LDAP
14 5 (7.81%) VMware Infrastructure
14 5 (7.81%) Exchange Server 2010
14 5 (7.81%) Data Centre

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 (14.06%) Skype for Business
2 8 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (9.38%) MS Exchange
4 5 (7.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (4.69%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (3.13%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.56%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (1.56%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (3.13%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.13%) MS Office
1 2 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 18 (28.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (17.19%) Office 365
3 10 (15.63%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.56%) SaaS
4 1 (1.56%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (23.44%) DNS
2 9 (14.06%) DHCP
3 7 (10.94%) Firewall
4 5 (7.81%) LDAP
5 3 (4.69%) Skype
6 2 (3.13%) Kerberos
6 2 (3.13%) OpenVPN
6 2 (3.13%) X.500
7 1 (1.56%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.56%) LAN
7 1 (1.56%) VPN
7 1 (1.56%) WAN
7 1 (1.56%) Wireless
7 1 (1.56%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 7 (10.94%) Finance
2 2 (3.13%) Banking
2 2 (3.13%) Retail
3 1 (1.56%) Advertising
3 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.56%) .NET
1 1 (1.56%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.19%) PKI
2 5 (7.81%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.13%) Clustering
3 2 (3.13%) Replication
4 1 (1.56%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 22 (34.38%) Windows
2 11 (17.19%) Windows Server
3 10 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (4.69%) Linux
6 3 (4.69%) Solaris
6 3 (4.69%) Unix
7 2 (3.13%) Windows Phone
8 1 (1.56%) AIX
8 1 (1.56%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (29.69%) Migration
2 4 (6.25%) Identity Management
3 3 (4.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (3.13%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (3.13%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 2 (3.13%) Service Delivery
4 2 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (1.56%) Analytics
5 1 (1.56%) Change Control
5 1 (1.56%) Cutover Planning
5 1 (1.56%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (1.56%) Data Reconciliation
5 1 (1.56%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (1.56%) Load Balancing
5 1 (1.56%) Mentoring
5 1 (1.56%) Network Architecture
5 1 (1.56%) Presales
5 1 (1.56%) Server Building
5 1 (1.56%) Server Hardening
5 1 (1.56%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 14 (21.88%) PowerShell
2 6 (9.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (17.19%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.94%) SC Cleared
3 6 (9.38%) MCSE
3 6 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (6.25%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.13%) MCSA
6 1 (1.56%) MCITP
6 1 (1.56%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 64 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.69%) vSphere
4 2 (3.13%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (3.13%) Veritas File System
4 2 (3.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (1.56%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.56%) UAG
5 1 (1.56%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.56%) XenApp
5 1 (1.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (6.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 4 (6.25%) FortiGate
1 4 (6.25%) WSUS
2 3 (4.69%) SCOM
3 2 (3.13%) Oracle Identity Management
3 2 (3.13%) SCCM
3 2 (3.13%) Windows Intune
4 1 (1.56%) Nagios
Vendors
1 23 (35.94%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.50%) VMware
3 4 (6.25%) Citrix
3 4 (6.25%) F5
3 4 (6.25%) IBM
4 3 (4.69%) Dell
4 3 (4.69%) Oracle
5 2 (3.13%) Apple
5 2 (3.13%) Veritas
6 1 (1.56%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.56%) Cisco
6 1 (1.56%) Mercator
6 1 (1.56%) NetApp