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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory (AD) Specialist
Rank 634 614 589
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -25
Contract jobs requiring an Active Directory Specialist 27 28 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.049% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.052% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 21 11
Median daily rate £375 £413 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £27.50
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
51181 53984 51041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.77% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33252 34149 30933
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1553 2015 2063
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 25 July 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 23 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 25 July 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 -7 23 £406 -1.51% 1
London -6 10 £413 -
South East +5 5 £425 +17.24%
Yorkshire -6 5 £350 -4.10%
Scotland +3 4 £375 -
Edinburgh -1 4 £375 -
West Yorkshire -1 4 £350 -4.10%
Leeds - 3 £350 -
City of London +44 2 £344 -16.66%
Milton Keynes - 2 £428 -
South West - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £428 -
Bristol - 2 - -
East of England +16 1 - -
Hampshire +1 1 £313 -40.47%
Norfolk 0 1 - -
Berkshire -1 1 - -
Norwich -9 1 - -
York - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £313 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £425 -

Active Directory Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 54 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 32 (59.26%) Windows
3 27 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 20 (37.04%) Windows Server
5 19 (35.19%) DNS
6 18 (33.33%) Migration
7 16 (29.63%) PowerShell
8 15 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (27.78%) Finance
9 14 (25.93%) VMware
10 12 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (22.22%) ITIL
10 12 (22.22%) DHCP
10 12 (22.22%) Skype for Business
11 11 (20.37%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
13 9 (16.67%) Office 365
13 9 (16.67%) MCSE
13 9 (16.67%) Citrix
13 9 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (14.81%) MS Excel
14 8 (14.81%) SharePoint
14 8 (14.81%) MS Exchange
15 7 (12.96%) XenApp
15 7 (12.96%) Windows 7
15 7 (12.96%) SQL
15 7 (12.96%) SAN
16 6 (11.11%) CommVault
16 6 (11.11%) SQL Server
16 6 (11.11%) PKI

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 12 (22.22%) Skype for Business
2 8 (14.81%) MS Exchange
2 8 (14.81%) SharePoint
3 5 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (5.56%) IBM Notes
5 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.85%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 8 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.41%) MS Office
3 2 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.67%) Office 365
2 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (3.70%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.85%) Google Apps
5 1 (1.85%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 19 (35.19%) DNS
2 12 (22.22%) DHCP
3 7 (12.96%) SAN
4 5 (9.26%) LAN
4 5 (9.26%) WAN
5 4 (7.41%) LDAP
6 3 (5.56%) Kerberos
6 3 (5.56%) Skype
7 2 (3.70%) Firewall
7 2 (3.70%) NetScaler
7 2 (3.70%) OpenVPN
7 2 (3.70%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.85%) HTTP
8 1 (1.85%) HTTPS
8 1 (1.85%) Internet
8 1 (1.85%) Network Security
8 1 (1.85%) SMTP
8 1 (1.85%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.85%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 6 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
1 6 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (1.85%) Azure SQL Database
General
1 15 (27.78%) Finance
2 1 (1.85%) Legal
2 1 (1.85%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) PKI
2 4 (7.41%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.70%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (3.70%) Replication
3 2 (3.70%) Statistics
4 1 (1.85%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 32 (59.26%) Windows
2 20 (37.04%) Windows Server
3 15 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (20.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (12.96%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (33.33%) Migration
2 12 (22.22%) ITIL
3 5 (9.26%) Project Management
4 4 (7.41%) Change Control
4 4 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (7.41%) Identity Management
4 4 (7.41%) Service Management
5 3 (5.56%) ITSM
6 2 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (3.70%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (3.70%) High Availability
6 2 (3.70%) Scrum
7 1 (1.85%) Capacity Management
7 1 (1.85%) Functional Testing
7 1 (1.85%) Information Security
7 1 (1.85%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (1.85%) Presales
7 1 (1.85%) Translating Business Requirements
7 1 (1.85%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 16 (29.63%) PowerShell
2 7 (12.96%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (16.67%) MCSE
3 5 (9.26%) Security Cleared
4 4 (7.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (5.56%) DV Cleared
5 3 (5.56%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.70%) MCP
6 2 (3.70%) MCSA
7 1 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.85%) MCITP
7 1 (1.85%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 54 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (12.96%) XenApp
4 4 (7.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 4 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.70%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.85%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (1.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (9.26%) SCOM
2 2 (3.70%) SCCM
3 1 (1.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 27 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (25.93%) VMware
3 9 (16.67%) Citrix
4 6 (11.11%) CommVault
5 4 (7.41%) 3PAR
5 4 (7.41%) Apple
5 4 (7.41%) EMC
5 4 (7.41%) HP
5 4 (7.41%) NetApp
6 3 (5.56%) Dell
7 2 (3.70%) Barracuda Networks
7 2 (3.70%) IBM
8 1 (1.85%) Google
8 1 (1.85%) Intel Security
8 1 (1.85%) Lotus
8 1 (1.85%) Mercator
8 1 (1.85%) Proofpoint
8 1 (1.85%) Symantec