The table below looks at the statistics for the Active Directory Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Active Directory Specialist
Rank 593 574 540
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -34
Contract jobs requiring an Active Directory Specialist 14 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.015% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.016% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 3
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£413 £388 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £295 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £453 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £311
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +24.49%
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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

Active Directory Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Active Directory Specialist Daily Rate Histogram 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 11 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 Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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 -21 12 £413 +6.45%
London -2 9 £475 +29.25%
City of London +10 2 £394 -
North West -20 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £263 -
Scotland - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £413 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £413 -
Colchester - 1 £413 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -

Active Directory Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Active Directory Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title.

1 23 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (30.43%) Finance
3 5 (21.74%) LDAP
3 5 (21.74%) PowerShell
4 4 (17.39%) Office 365
4 4 (17.39%) ITIL
4 4 (17.39%) Windows
4 4 (17.39%) VMware
4 4 (17.39%) PKI
5 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
5 3 (13.04%) Migration
5 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (13.04%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (8.70%) vSphere
6 2 (8.70%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (8.70%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (8.70%) XenApp
6 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
6 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (8.70%) Legal
6 2 (8.70%) Data Management
6 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
6 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
6 2 (8.70%) DHCP
6 2 (8.70%) DNS
6 2 (8.70%) Citrix
6 2 (8.70%) NetApp

Active Directory Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Active Directory Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
1 2 (8.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Office 365
2 3 (13.04%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) LDAP
2 2 (8.70%) DHCP
2 2 (8.70%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Legal
3 1 (4.35%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) PKI
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (8.70%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) Migration
3 2 (8.70%) Data Management
3 2 (8.70%) Project Management
3 2 (8.70%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 23 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) vSphere
2 2 (8.70%) XenApp
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) VMware
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.70%) Citrix
3 2 (8.70%) NetApp
3 2 (8.70%) McAfee