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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Active Directory Specialist
Rank 592 541 521
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -20
Contract jobs requiring an Active Directory Specialist 16 28 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.054% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.059% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 17
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£425 £388 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £308 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £388 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £388 £356
% change year-on-year
-26.45% +8.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.00 -

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
50785 47790 46152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.81% 92.47% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 32295 28808 26045
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2049 2106 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.64 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 18 December 2014.

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 12 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 18 December 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 -39 13 £425 +9.67% 2
South East -40 4 - -
South West - 4 - -
Wiltshire - 4 - -
Berkshire - 4 - -
London +21 3 £425 +6.25% 2
Reading - 2 - -
Swindon - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Leeds - - - -

Active Directory Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 31 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 19 (61.29%) Windows
3 17 (54.84%) Migration
4 15 (48.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (45.16%) Microsoft
6 12 (38.71%) DNS
7 11 (35.48%) MS Excel
7 11 (35.48%) PKI
8 10 (32.26%) LDAP
9 9 (29.03%) PowerShell
10 8 (25.81%) ITIL
10 8 (25.81%) IPsec
11 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (22.58%) Kerberos
11 7 (22.58%) TCP/IP
11 7 (22.58%) Incident Management
12 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
12 6 (19.35%) Identity Management
13 5 (16.13%) Disaster Recovery
13 5 (16.13%) Finance
13 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (12.90%) TOGAF
14 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
14 4 (12.90%) Internet
14 4 (12.90%) Telecoms
14 4 (12.90%) UNIX
14 4 (12.90%) MCSE
15 2 (6.45%) DV Cleared
15 2 (6.45%) VMware

Active Directory Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (35.48%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (38.71%) DNS
2 10 (32.26%) LDAP
3 8 (25.81%) IPsec
4 7 (22.58%) Kerberos
4 7 (22.58%) TCP/IP
5 4 (12.90%) Internet
6 1 (3.23%) DMVPN
6 1 (3.23%) VPN
6 1 (3.23%) DHCP
6 1 (3.23%) HTTPS
6 1 (3.23%) SSL
General
1 5 (16.13%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 11 (35.48%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 19 (61.29%) Windows
2 15 (48.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (12.90%) UNIX
6 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) Migration
2 8 (25.81%) ITIL
3 7 (22.58%) Incident Management
4 6 (19.35%) Identity Management
5 5 (16.13%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (12.90%) TOGAF
7 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.23%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
2 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.90%) MCSE
4 2 (6.45%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.23%) MCP
System Software
1 31 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) vSphere
2 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.23%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) SCCM
1 1 (3.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (45.16%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) VMware
3 1 (3.23%) Citrix
3 1 (3.23%) SAP
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco
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