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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory (AD) Specialist
Rank 609 581 541
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -40
Contract jobs requiring an Active Directory Specialist 10 20 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.039% 0.078%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.042% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 23
Average daily rate £394 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.35% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £325 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £499 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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
48576 47854 45775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.46% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31231 29881 27104
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1759 1870 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
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 15 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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -9 9 £394 -7.35% 8
South East 0 3 £400 +10.34% 3
London -10 3 £388 -15.30% 2
Yorkshire - 2 £375 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £375 -
Surrey - 2 £388 -
City of London +37 1 £388 -16.21% 1
Berkshire +2 1 £475 - 2
Cheshire -6 1 £413 +26.92% 1
Scotland -8 1 - -
Reading -12 1 £475 -
Edinburgh -14 1 - -
North West -20 1 £413 +26.92% 1
Bradford - 1 - -
Chiswick - 1 £400 -

Active Directory Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 17 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
3 9 (52.94%) Migration
4 6 (35.29%) PowerShell
4 6 (35.29%) Windows
5 4 (23.53%) Finance
5 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
6 3 (17.65%) Lync
6 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (17.65%) SCCM
6 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
6 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
6 3 (17.65%) SQL
6 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
6 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
7 2 (11.76%) HTTP
7 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
7 2 (11.76%) ITIL
7 2 (11.76%) VBScript
7 2 (11.76%) SMTP
7 2 (11.76%) VMware
7 2 (11.76%) Financial Institution
7 2 (11.76%) Office 365
7 2 (11.76%) SCOM

Active Directory Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (17.65%) Lync
1 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (11.76%) Office 365
3 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) HTTP
1 2 (11.76%) SMTP
1 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.88%) DHCP
2 1 (5.88%) DNS
2 1 (5.88%) LDAP
2 1 (5.88%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Advertising
2 2 (11.76%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.88%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Migration
2 2 (11.76%) Data Migration
2 2 (11.76%) ITIL
3 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
3 1 (5.88%) Change Control
3 1 (5.88%) Change Management
3 1 (5.88%) Functional Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Identity Management
3 1 (5.88%) Investment Management
3 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.88%) SEO
3 1 (5.88%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) PowerShell
2 3 (17.65%) SQL
3 2 (11.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) MCSE
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 17 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) SCCM
2 2 (11.76%) SCOM
3 1 (5.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) VMware
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