Period
to 20 August 2018

The median contractor rate for an Active Directory Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 341 345 352
Rank change year-on-year +4 +7 -11
Contract jobs requiring an Active Directory Engineer 38 26 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.23% 0.16% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.17% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 23 31
South East median daily rate £325 £315 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.17% -3.08% +0.78%
10th Percentile £163 £135 £150
90th Percentile £422 £460 £445
England median daily rate £363 £325 £330
% change year-on-year +11.54% -1.52% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South East median hourly rate £12.00 - -
England median hourly rate £16.27 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -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 15,762 15,101 17,229
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.75% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,346 8,672 10,444
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £258 £250 £240
90th Percentile £580 £556 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 672 666 755
South East median hourly rate £18.95 £17.77 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.61% -11.15% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.50 £10.43
90th Percentile £50.70 £47.75 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.92%

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 20 August 2018.

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 20 August 2018. 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 +2 20 £325 +1.56% 2
Hampshire -4 13 £348 +69.51% 1
Oxfordshire +6 10 £325 +1.56% 1
Berkshire -17 10 £363 +15.08%
Surrey -29 5 £175 +16.67%
Active Directory Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, 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 37 (97.37%) Active Directory
2 26 (68.42%) Windows
3 18 (47.37%) Microsoft
4 17 (44.74%) Windows Server
5 16 (42.11%) Office 365
6 15 (39.47%) DNS
7 14 (36.84%) Microsoft Azure
8 13 (34.21%) SCCM
8 13 (34.21%) Migration
9 12 (31.58%) Microsoft Office
10 11 (28.95%) DHCP
10 11 (28.95%) PowerShell
11 10 (26.32%) Windows 10
11 10 (26.32%) Amazon RDS
11 10 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
11 10 (26.32%) Problem Management
12 9 (23.68%) VMware
12 9 (23.68%) Mobile Device Management
12 9 (23.68%) Remote Desktop
13 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Intune
13 8 (21.05%) Apple iOS
13 8 (21.05%) Runbook
13 8 (21.05%) GDPR
13 8 (21.05%) Data Protection
13 8 (21.05%) Mac OS
13 8 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (21.05%) Application Packaging
13 8 (21.05%) Microsoft App-V
13 8 (21.05%) Apple

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 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
1 2 (5.26%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.63%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (31.58%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (42.11%) Office 365
2 14 (36.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.63%) IaaS
5 1 (2.63%) Mimecast
5 1 (2.63%) PaaS
5 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (39.47%) DNS
2 11 (28.95%) DHCP
3 9 (23.68%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (7.89%) Firewall
4 3 (7.89%) Kerberos
4 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
5 2 (5.26%) VLAN
5 2 (5.26%) X.500
6 1 (2.63%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.63%) LAN
6 1 (2.63%) Network Security
6 1 (2.63%) SAN
6 1 (2.63%) Skype
6 1 (2.63%) Unified Communications
6 1 (2.63%) VoIP
6 1 (2.63%) VPN
6 1 (2.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (26.32%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (7.89%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.05%) Web Services
2 2 (5.26%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Replication
2 3 (7.89%) PKI
3 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.63%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 26 (68.42%) Windows
2 17 (44.74%) Windows Server
3 10 (26.32%) Windows 10
4 8 (21.05%) Apple iOS
4 8 (21.05%) Mac OS
4 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.26%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.63%) AIX
6 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (34.21%) Migration
2 10 (26.32%) Problem Management
3 9 (23.68%) Mobile Device Management
4 8 (21.05%) Application Packaging
4 8 (21.05%) Data Protection
4 8 (21.05%) Runbook
4 8 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 5 (13.16%) ITIL
7 4 (10.53%) Server Management
8 3 (7.89%) Change Control
8 3 (7.89%) Project Management
8 3 (7.89%) Server Hardening
9 2 (5.26%) Capacity Management
9 2 (5.26%) Data Migration
9 2 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (5.26%) Proactive Monitoring
9 2 (5.26%) Security Management
10 1 (2.63%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.95%) PowerShell
2 4 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (7.89%) DV Cleared
3 3 (7.89%) GISP
3 3 (7.89%) MCSE
3 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.26%) CCA
4 2 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.63%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.63%) CCNA
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.63%) Degree
5 1 (2.63%) MCITP
5 1 (2.63%) MCSA
5 1 (2.63%) MCTS
5 1 (2.63%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (2.63%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.05%) GDPR
2 2 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (97.37%) Active Directory
2 8 (21.05%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (13.16%) Hyper-V
5 3 (7.89%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
5 3 (7.89%) vSphere
6 2 (5.26%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (5.26%) XenApp
6 2 (5.26%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.63%) NFS
7 1 (2.63%) vCloud
7 1 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (2.63%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (34.21%) SCCM
2 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (5.26%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (2.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (2.63%) SCOrch
4 1 (2.63%) vRealize
Vendors
1 18 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 9 (23.68%) VMware
3 8 (21.05%) Apple
4 5 (13.16%) Citrix
5 4 (10.53%) EMC
6 3 (7.89%) Sony
7 2 (5.26%) Cisco
7 2 (5.26%) Dell
7 2 (5.26%) HP
7 2 (5.26%) Isilon
7 2 (5.26%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.63%) Adobe
8 1 (2.63%) Aruba
8 1 (2.63%) Avaya
8 1 (2.63%) CommVault
8 1 (2.63%) IBM
8 1 (2.63%) Lotus
8 1 (2.63%) McAfee
8 1 (2.63%) Mitel
8 1 (2.63%) Red Hat