Period
to 22 August 2019

The median contractor rate for an Active Directory Engineer was £390 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

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) Engineer
England > South East
6 months to
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 326 349 354
Rank change year-on-year +23 +5 +10
Contract jobs requiring an Active Directory Engineer 35 38 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.24% 0.23% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.24% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 26 23
South East median daily rate £390 £325 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +3.17% -3.08%
10th Percentile £263 £163 £135
90th Percentile £475 £422 £460
England median daily rate £373 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +2.76% +7.41% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
South East median hourly rate £14.86 £12.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.83% - -
England median hourly rate £16.18 £16.27 £18.00
% change year-on-year -0.52% -9.64% -10.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 13,694 15,727 15,144
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.30% 94.84% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,109 9,326 8,709
South East median daily rate £440 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £253 £262 £250
90th Percentile £600 £579 £556
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 594 682 663
South East median hourly rate £23.06 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.37% +5.56% -10.00%
10th Percentile £11.86 £10.76 £10.50
90th Percentile £60.00 £50.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +8.11% - -2.63%

Active Directory Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Active Directory Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory Engineer in the South East

Active Directory Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory Engineer in the South East

Active Directory Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory Engineer in the South East

Active Directory Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory Engineer in the South East

Active Directory Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory Engineer within the South East region over the 6 months to 22 August 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley +9 16 £383 +17.69% 1
Hampshire +3 16 £400 +15.11%
Berkshire -4 15 £383 +5.52% 1
Surrey +21 1 £500 +185.71% 1
West Sussex - 1 £300 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Active Directory Engineer
England

Active Directory Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, Active Directory Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region featuring Active Directory Engineer in the job title.

1 34 (97.14%) Active Directory
2 27 (77.14%) Windows
3 19 (54.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 14 (40.00%) DNS
4 14 (40.00%) VMware
4 14 (40.00%) Azure
5 13 (37.14%) DHCP
5 13 (37.14%) Windows Server
6 12 (34.29%) Azure Active Directory
7 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
8 10 (28.57%) PowerShell
9 9 (25.71%) Oracle
9 9 (25.71%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (20.00%) Windows 10
11 7 (20.00%) Single Sign-On
11 7 (20.00%) Migration
11 7 (20.00%) Citrix
12 6 (17.14%) SQL
12 6 (17.14%) VBScript
12 6 (17.14%) MCSE
12 6 (17.14%) Cisco
12 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (17.14%) BMC
12 6 (17.14%) PKI
12 6 (17.14%) AWS
12 6 (17.14%) Skype for Business
12 6 (17.14%) Oracle Identity Management
12 6 (17.14%) Office 365

Active Directory Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 6 (17.14%) Skype for Business
2 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (8.57%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (40.00%) Azure
2 12 (34.29%) Azure Active Directory
3 6 (17.14%) AWS
3 6 (17.14%) Office 365
4 4 (11.43%) IaaS
4 4 (11.43%) OneDrive
5 3 (8.57%) PaaS
5 3 (8.57%) Serverless
6 2 (5.71%) Yammer
7 1 (2.86%) OpenShift
7 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (40.00%) DNS
2 13 (37.14%) DHCP
3 6 (17.14%) Skype
4 4 (11.43%) Firewall
5 3 (8.57%) VLAN
6 2 (5.71%) LAN
6 2 (5.71%) WAN
7 1 (2.86%) Internet
7 1 (2.86%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (2.86%) MPLS
7 1 (2.86%) VoIP
7 1 (2.86%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) MariaDB
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (2.86%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (11.43%) Retail
2 3 (8.57%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.86%) Electronics
3 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.86%) Marketing
3 1 (2.86%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) PKI
2 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (5.71%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (5.71%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.86%) Clustering
3 1 (2.86%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.86%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) NHS
3 1 (2.86%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.86%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.86%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 27 (77.14%) Windows
2 13 (37.14%) Windows Server
3 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (20.00%) Windows 10
5 2 (5.71%) Linux
5 2 (5.71%) Unix
6 1 (2.86%) Android
6 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.86%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (54.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 9 (25.71%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (20.00%) Migration
4 6 (17.14%) DevOps
4 6 (17.14%) Identity Access Management
4 6 (17.14%) Privileged Access Management
5 5 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (8.57%) ITIL
6 3 (8.57%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (8.57%) The Twelve-Factor App
6 3 (8.57%) Time Management
7 2 (5.71%) Network Virtualisation
8 1 (2.86%) Analytics
8 1 (2.86%) Availability Management
8 1 (2.86%) Dashboard Development
8 1 (2.86%) Planning and Forecasting
8 1 (2.86%) Privileged Identity Management
8 1 (2.86%) Project Delivery
8 1 (2.86%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 10 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 6 (17.14%) SQL
2 6 (17.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) MCSE
1 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.71%) CCA
2 2 (5.71%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (2.86%) CCNA
3 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 34 (97.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.43%) Hyper-V
2 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.71%) XenApp
3 2 (5.71%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.86%) BitLocker
4 1 (2.86%) DFS Replication
4 1 (2.86%) Docker
4 1 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (20.00%) Single Sign-On
2 6 (17.14%) Oracle Identity Management
2 6 (17.14%) PingFederate
3 3 (8.57%) Ansible
3 3 (8.57%) SCCM
4 1 (2.86%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 14 (40.00%) VMware
2 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
3 9 (25.71%) Oracle
4 7 (20.00%) Citrix
5 6 (17.14%) BMC
5 6 (17.14%) Cisco
6 4 (11.43%) Dell
6 4 (11.43%) EMC
6 4 (11.43%) NetApp
7 2 (5.71%) ServiceNow
8 1 (2.86%) Acronis
8 1 (2.86%) ESET
8 1 (2.86%) Kaspersky
8 1 (2.86%) McAfee
8 1 (2.86%) Mercator
8 1 (2.86%) SAP
8 1 (2.86%) Sophos
8 1 (2.86%) Symantec
8 1 (2.86%) Veeam