The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Active Directory Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory (AD) Specialist
UK
Rank 582 617 582
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -35
Contract jobs requiring an Active Directory Specialist 15 5 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.010% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.010% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 11
Median daily rate £400 £394 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% -7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £379 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £409 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £394 £413
% change year-on-year
-3.49% -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.65 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.65 - -

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
42412 48118 48163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.73% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 27609 30636 30303
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 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1503 1747 1909
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Active Directory Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Active Directory Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Active Directory Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

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

Active Directory Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Active Directory Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Active Directory Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Active Directory Specialist
Top 22 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 Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 20 January 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 +38 13 £400 +1.58% 2
London +16 7 £425 +7.93%
South East - 5 £350 -
Edinburgh - 2 £400 -
Scotland - 2 £400 -
Reading - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 - -
North West +26 1 £380 -7.87%
Cheshire +23 1 £380 -7.87%
City of London -3 1 £400 +3.22%
East of England - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £380 -
Surrey - 1 £350 -
West Sussex - 1 £300 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £380 -
North East - 1 £380 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £380 -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 £380 -
Horsham - 1 £300 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £380 -

Active Directory Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, Active Directory Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 33 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 23 (69.70%) Windows
3 17 (51.52%) Microsoft
3 17 (51.52%) Windows Server
4 12 (36.36%) VMware
5 11 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (30.30%) PowerShell
7 9 (27.27%) DNS
7 9 (27.27%) DHCP
7 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (24.24%) Hyper-V
9 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
9 7 (21.21%) Finance
9 7 (21.21%) Migration
10 6 (18.18%) PKI
11 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
11 5 (15.15%) Citrix
11 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
12 4 (12.12%) Security Operations
12 4 (12.12%) Virtual Environments
12 4 (12.12%) MS Exchange
12 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
12 4 (12.12%) Degree
12 4 (12.12%) SCCM
12 4 (12.12%) SCOM
13 3 (9.09%) Retail
13 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
13 3 (9.09%) DV Cleared
13 3 (9.09%) ZABBIX

Active Directory Specialist 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 4 (12.12%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.06%) IIS
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.06%) Office 365
3 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (27.27%) DHCP
1 9 (27.27%) DNS
2 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.03%) Internet
3 1 (3.03%) Kerberos
3 1 (3.03%) LDAP
General
1 7 (21.21%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) SailPoint
1 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) PKI
2 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.09%) Replication
3 1 (3.03%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.03%) Clustering
3 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 23 (69.70%) Windows
2 17 (51.52%) Windows Server
3 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (9.09%) Linux
5 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.03%) VMS
6 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) Migration
2 4 (12.12%) Security Operations
2 4 (12.12%) Virtual Environments
3 3 (9.09%) Change Control
3 3 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (9.09%) Resource Allocation
4 2 (6.06%) Resource Management
4 2 (6.06%) Storage Virtualisation
5 1 (3.03%) Build Automation
5 1 (3.03%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.03%) Identity Management
5 1 (3.03%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.03%) Patch Management
5 1 (3.03%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.03%) Planning and Forecasting
5 1 (3.03%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.03%) Service Management
5 1 (3.03%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 10 (30.30%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.06%) SQL
3 1 (3.03%) C
3 1 (3.03%) VB
3 1 (3.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.12%) Degree
3 3 (9.09%) DV Cleared
3 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) MCSE
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 33 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (24.24%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) SCCM
1 4 (12.12%) SCOM
2 3 (9.09%) ZABBIX
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (3.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (51.52%) Microsoft
2 12 (36.36%) VMware
3 5 (15.15%) Citrix
4 2 (6.06%) Symantec
5 1 (3.03%) Forcepoint
5 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
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