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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory (AD) Specialist
Rank 629 650 611
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -39
Contract jobs requiring an Active Directory Specialist 19 10 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.017% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.018% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 8
Median daily rate £375 £365 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -5.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £253 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £416 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £380 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.61% +16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London median 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
50559 55175 53302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33062 35242 32521
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1693 2081 2120
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.37 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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
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 28 September 2016.

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 20 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 28 September 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 +28 18 £363 -0.68% 1
South East +19 5 £425 +21.42% 1
London -6 5 £318 +13.39%
East of England +4 4 £363 -
Yorkshire +6 3 £400 +5.26%
Berkshire +10 2 £435 +117.50%
Norwich +3 2 - -
Norfolk +2 2 - -
York - 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 £425 - 1
North Yorkshire - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £425 - 1
Hertfordshire - 2 £363 -
West Yorkshire +11 1 £400 +5.26%
Bradford +10 1 £400 +5.26%
Warrington - 1 £300 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £300 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 £300 -

Active Directory Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, 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 51 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 32 (62.75%) Windows
3 23 (45.10%) Microsoft
3 23 (45.10%) Windows Server
4 18 (35.29%) Migration
5 17 (33.33%) PowerShell
6 15 (29.41%) Finance
6 15 (29.41%) DNS
7 13 (25.49%) VMware
7 13 (25.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (25.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (21.57%) DHCP
9 10 (19.61%) Citrix
9 10 (19.61%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (19.61%) ITIL
10 9 (17.65%) Office 365
10 9 (17.65%) Skype for Business
11 8 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (15.69%) MS Excel
12 7 (13.73%) MCSE
12 7 (13.73%) MS Exchange
12 7 (13.73%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (11.76%) SharePoint
13 6 (11.76%) PKI
13 6 (11.76%) Windows 7
13 6 (11.76%) Change Control
14 5 (9.80%) LDAP
15 4 (7.84%) Service Management
15 4 (7.84%) Disaster Recovery
15 4 (7.84%) Blackberry

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 9 (17.65%) Skype for Business
2 7 (13.73%) MS Exchange
3 6 (11.76%) SharePoint
4 4 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.96%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.96%) IIS
7 1 (1.96%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 8 (15.69%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.88%) MS Office
3 1 (1.96%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 9 (17.65%) Office 365
2 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (3.92%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.96%) Google Apps
5 1 (1.96%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 15 (29.41%) DNS
2 11 (21.57%) DHCP
3 5 (9.80%) LDAP
4 4 (7.84%) SAN
5 3 (5.88%) LAN
5 3 (5.88%) Skype
5 3 (5.88%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.92%) Internet
6 2 (3.92%) Kerberos
6 2 (3.92%) NetScaler
6 2 (3.92%) WAN
7 1 (1.96%) Firewall
7 1 (1.96%) HTTP
7 1 (1.96%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.96%) Network Security
7 1 (1.96%) OpenVPN
7 1 (1.96%) SMTP
7 1 (1.96%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.96%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 3 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (5.88%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (1.96%) Azure SQL Database
General
1 15 (29.41%) Finance
2 1 (1.96%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) PKI
2 4 (7.84%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.92%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (3.92%) Statistics
4 1 (1.96%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.96%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 32 (62.75%) Windows
2 23 (45.10%) Windows Server
3 13 (25.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (25.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (13.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (11.76%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.96%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (35.29%) Migration
2 10 (19.61%) ITIL
3 6 (11.76%) Change Control
4 4 (7.84%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (7.84%) Service Management
5 3 (5.88%) ITSM
5 3 (5.88%) Project Management
5 3 (5.88%) Resource Allocation
6 2 (3.92%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.92%) Capacity Management
6 2 (3.92%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (3.92%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (3.92%) High Availability
6 2 (3.92%) Identity Management
6 2 (3.92%) Scrum
6 2 (3.92%) Translating Business Requirements
6 2 (3.92%) Virtual Environments
7 1 (1.96%) Customer Engagement
7 1 (1.96%) Network Architecture
7 1 (1.96%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 4 (7.84%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (19.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (13.73%) MCSE
3 3 (5.88%) Degree
3 3 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.92%) MCP
4 2 (3.92%) MCSA
4 2 (3.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.96%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.96%) MCITP
5 1 (1.96%) MCTS
System Software
1 51 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.84%) XenApp
4 2 (3.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (3.92%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.96%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.96%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) SCOM
1 3 (5.88%) ZABBIX
2 2 (3.92%) SCCM
3 1 (1.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.96%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 23 (45.10%) Microsoft
2 13 (25.49%) VMware
3 10 (19.61%) Citrix
4 3 (5.88%) Apple
4 3 (5.88%) CommVault
4 3 (5.88%) Dell
5 2 (3.92%) 3PAR
5 2 (3.92%) Barracuda Networks
5 2 (3.92%) EMC
5 2 (3.92%) HP
5 2 (3.92%) NetApp
6 1 (1.96%) Google
6 1 (1.96%) IBM
6 1 (1.96%) Intel Security
6 1 (1.96%) Mercator
6 1 (1.96%) Proofpoint
6 1 (1.96%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.96%) Symantec
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