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 21 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Active Directory Specialist
Rank 592 556 539
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -17
Contract jobs requiring an Active Directory Specialist 15 22 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.042% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.046% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 15 19
Average daily rate
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£285 £388 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.45% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £325 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £395 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
-26.45% +6.89%
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
51736 48200 47778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.67% 92.73% 93.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 32633 29179 26851
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2090 2095 2514
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.41% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 21 November 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 21 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 -30 12 £170 -56.12% 1
South West - 4 - -
Wiltshire - 4 - -
South East -17 3 - - 1
Berkshire - 3 - - 1
Reading - 1 - - 1
Swindon - - - -
Leeds - - - -
London - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

Active Directory Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 33 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 23 (69.70%) Windows
3 19 (57.58%) Migration
3 19 (57.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (42.42%) Microsoft
5 12 (36.36%) DNS
6 11 (33.33%) MS Excel
7 9 (27.27%) PKI
8 8 (24.24%) IPsec
8 8 (24.24%) ITIL
8 8 (24.24%) LDAP
8 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (24.24%) PowerShell
9 7 (21.21%) Kerberos
9 7 (21.21%) TCP/IP
9 7 (21.21%) Incident Management
10 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
11 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
11 5 (15.15%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (12.12%) TOGAF
12 4 (12.12%) Internet
12 4 (12.12%) UNIX
12 4 (12.12%) MCSE
12 4 (12.12%) Identity Management
12 4 (12.12%) Telecoms
13 3 (9.09%) Finance
13 3 (9.09%) VMware
13 3 (9.09%) MS Exchange

Active Directory Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 3 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.03%) Lync
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 11 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (36.36%) DNS
2 8 (24.24%) LDAP
2 8 (24.24%) IPsec
3 7 (21.21%) Kerberos
3 7 (21.21%) TCP/IP
4 4 (12.12%) Internet
5 1 (3.03%) DMVPN
5 1 (3.03%) VPN
5 1 (3.03%) DHCP
5 1 (3.03%) HTTPS
5 1 (3.03%) SSL
5 1 (3.03%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) EDMS
General
1 4 (12.12%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (3.03%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) PKI
2 1 (3.03%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 23 (69.70%) Windows
2 19 (57.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (12.12%) UNIX
6 1 (3.03%) Linux
6 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (57.58%) Migration
2 8 (24.24%) ITIL
3 7 (21.21%) Incident Management
4 5 (15.15%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (12.12%) Identity Management
5 4 (12.12%) TOGAF
6 1 (3.03%) Unit Testing
6 1 (3.03%) Software Deployment
6 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.03%) E-Commerce
6 1 (3.03%) Project Management
6 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (24.24%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.12%) MCSE
4 1 (3.03%) MCP
4 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 33 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) ISA Server
2 1 (3.03%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.03%) DFS Replication
2 1 (3.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) SCCM
1 1 (3.03%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (42.42%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.09%) VMware
3 1 (3.03%) SAP
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco
3 1 (3.03%) HP
3 1 (3.03%) Citrix
3 1 (3.03%) NetApp