The median contractor rate for an Active Directory Specialist was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 25 June 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.

Microsoft Active Directory (AD) Specialist
England / London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 408 409 421
Rank change year-on-year +1 +12  
Contract jobs requiring an Active Directory Specialist 10 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.049% 0.070% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.074% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 14 9
Median daily rate £400 £404 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.92% -2.12%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.65 - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19415 20367 22175
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.88% 95.27% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13846 14783 15457
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 225 377
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -5.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Active Directory Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory Specialist in London

Active Directory Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory Specialist in London

Active Directory Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory Specialist in London

Active Directory Specialist Skill Set
Top 28 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, 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 across the London region featuring Active Directory Specialist in the job title.

1 14 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (78.57%) Office 365
3 10 (71.43%) Windows Server
3 10 (71.43%) Windows
3 10 (71.43%) Migration
3 10 (71.43%) PowerShell
4 9 (64.29%) Banking
4 9 (64.29%) Finance
4 9 (64.29%) Task Automation
4 9 (64.29%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (64.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (7.14%) Privileged Identity Management
6 1 (7.14%) XenApp
6 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
6 1 (7.14%) DFS Replication
6 1 (7.14%) E-Discovery
6 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (7.14%) Identity Management
6 1 (7.14%) Retail
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (7.14%) VMware
6 1 (7.14%) Clustering
6 1 (7.14%) Information Security
6 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
6 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
6 1 (7.14%) HP

Active Directory Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 11 (78.57%) Office 365
2 9 (64.29%) Azure Active Directory
2 9 (64.29%) Microsoft Azure
General
1 9 (64.29%) Banking
1 9 (64.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
1 10 (71.43%) Windows Server
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Migration
2 9 (64.29%) Task Automation
3 1 (7.14%) E-Discovery
3 1 (7.14%) Identity Management
3 1 (7.14%) Information Security
3 1 (7.14%) Privileged Identity Management
3 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) PowerShell
System Software
1 14 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) DFS Replication
2 1 (7.14%) XenApp
2 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) HP
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.14%) VMware