The median contractor rate for a Active Directory Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory (AD) Consultant
London / City of London
Rank 154 158 190
Rank change year-on-year +4 +32  
Contract jobs requiring an Active Directory Consultant 1 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.033% 0.030% 0.099%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.032% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Median daily rate £450 £375 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -25.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £494 £419 £400
% change year-on-year +17.91% +4.68%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2886 3173 4864
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.25% 95.40% 96.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2244 2526 3664
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 47 75
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.97% +7.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £45.40 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Active Directory Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Active Directory Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory Consultant in the City of London

Active Directory Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Active Directory Consultant in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory Consultant in the City of London

Active Directory Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory Consultant in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory Consultant in the City of London

Active Directory Consultant Skill Set
Top 23 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Active Directory Consultant 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 across the City of London region featuring Active Directory Consultant in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) SCOM
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) Kerberos
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) VBScript
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET

Active Directory Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) Kerberos
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (50.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) MCITP
1 1 (50.00%) MCSE
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) SCOM