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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory (AD) Specialist
Rank 592 639 623
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -16
Contract jobs requiring an Active Directory Specialist 22 10 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.018% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.019% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 11
Median daily rate £400 £381 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% -10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £282 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £500 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £413 £238
% change year-on-year
-5.45% +73.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.65 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.65 - -

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
46857 52091 52770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.54% 94.71% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 30652 33213 33381
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1649 2008 2171
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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
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 26 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 10 December 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 +29 20 £400 +3.22% 1
South East +24 9 £365 -23.15%
London +10 8 £425 +26.39% 1
Berkshire - 5 £435 -
Reading - 3 - -
Edinburgh +21 2 £400 +23.07%
Scotland +7 2 £400 +23.07%
Milton Keynes - 2 £353 -
Cheshire - 2 £401 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £353 -
North West - 2 £401 -
Yorkshire +22 1 £400 +6.66%
West Yorkshire +20 1 £400 +6.66%
Bradford +14 1 £400 -
City of London -12 1 £400 +3.22%
Tyne and Wear - 1 £380 -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Knutsford - 1 £423 -
Warrington - 1 £380 -
Horsham - 1 £300 -
North East - 1 £380 -
East of England - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £350 -
West Sussex - 1 £300 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £380 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -

Active Directory Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 41 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 26 (63.41%) Windows
3 19 (46.34%) Microsoft
3 19 (46.34%) Windows Server
4 14 (34.15%) VMware
4 14 (34.15%) PowerShell
5 13 (31.71%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (26.83%) DHCP
6 11 (26.83%) DNS
6 11 (26.83%) Finance
6 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (24.39%) Migration
8 9 (21.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (21.95%) Hyper-V
9 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
10 7 (17.07%) PKI
10 7 (17.07%) MS Excel
10 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Azure
11 6 (14.63%) Change Control
11 6 (14.63%) Citrix
12 5 (12.20%) MS Exchange
12 5 (12.20%) SCCM
12 5 (12.20%) Virtual Environments
13 4 (9.76%) Security Operations
13 4 (9.76%) Office 365
13 4 (9.76%) SCOM
13 4 (9.76%) SC Cleared
13 4 (9.76%) Degree
13 4 (9.76%) TCP/IP
13 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003

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 5 (12.20%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.88%) IIS
2 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.44%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (2.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (17.07%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (9.76%) Office 365
3 2 (4.88%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.44%) G Suite
4 1 (2.44%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 11 (26.83%) DHCP
1 11 (26.83%) DNS
2 4 (9.76%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.88%) Internet
4 1 (2.44%) Kerberos
4 1 (2.44%) LAN
4 1 (2.44%) LDAP
4 1 (2.44%) SAN
4 1 (2.44%) Skype
4 1 (2.44%) Unified Communications
General
1 11 (26.83%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) SailPoint
1 1 (2.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) PKI
2 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.32%) Replication
3 2 (4.88%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.44%) Clustering
4 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 26 (63.41%) Windows
2 19 (46.34%) Windows Server
3 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (21.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (7.32%) Linux
6 3 (7.32%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.44%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (24.39%) Migration
2 6 (14.63%) Change Control
3 5 (12.20%) Virtual Environments
4 4 (9.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (9.76%) Security Operations
5 3 (7.32%) ITIL
5 3 (7.32%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (7.32%) Resource Allocation
6 2 (4.88%) Capacity Management
6 2 (4.88%) Resource Management
6 2 (4.88%) Storage Virtualisation
6 2 (4.88%) Translating Business Requirements
7 1 (2.44%) Build Automation
7 1 (2.44%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.44%) Customer Engagement
7 1 (2.44%) Identity Management
7 1 (2.44%) Performance Management
7 1 (2.44%) Planning and Forecasting
7 1 (2.44%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.44%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (34.15%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.88%) SQL
3 1 (2.44%) C
3 1 (2.44%) VB
3 1 (2.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.76%) Degree
2 4 (9.76%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.32%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.88%) MCSE
4 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 41 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (31.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (21.95%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.44%) vSphere
4 1 (2.44%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) SCCM
2 4 (9.76%) SCOM
3 3 (7.32%) ZABBIX
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (46.34%) Microsoft
2 14 (34.15%) VMware
3 6 (14.63%) Citrix
4 3 (7.32%) Symantec
5 1 (2.44%) Apple
5 1 (2.44%) Forcepoint
5 1 (2.44%) Google
5 1 (2.44%) Proofpoint
5 1 (2.44%) Red Hat
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