Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Active Directory Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 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) Consultant
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 782 815 818
Rank change year-on-year +33 +3 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Active Directory Consultant 105 76 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.072% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.076% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 48 37
UK median daily rate £450 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £261 £313 £261
90th Percentile £575 £496 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £338 £375
% change year-on-year +18.52% -10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
UK median hourly rate - £45.00 £56.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -20.35% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £56.50
% change year-on-year - -20.35% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97742 99747 107875
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64508 65028 68632
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3319 4120
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Active Directory Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory Consultant in the UK

Active Directory Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory Consultant in the UK

Active Directory Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory Consultant over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory Consultant in the UK

Active Directory Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory Consultant in the UK

Active Directory Consultant
Top 15 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 Consultant within the UK over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
England +45 99 £443 +18.00% 5
UK excluding London +65 74 £400 +18.52% 2
London -16 31 £475 +5.56% 3
South East +16 26 £400 +10.73% 1
Midlands +42 23 £375 +16.28% 1
West Midlands +44 16 £450 +39.53% 1
North of England +54 8 £420 +31.25%
East Midlands -1 7 £290 -
East of England -13 6 £500 -
Scotland -2 5 £444 +38.67%
South West -3 5 £406 +25.00%
North West +20 4 £345 +10.40%
North East +62 3 £475 +48.44%
Yorkshire +17 1 - -
Wales +13 1 £475 -

Active Directory Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 featuring Active Directory Consultant in the job title.

1 98 (93.33%) Active Directory
2 42 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 39 (37.14%) Windows
3 39 (37.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 35 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 31 (29.52%) Office 365
6 28 (26.67%) Migration
7 22 (20.95%) PowerShell
8 17 (16.19%) DNS
9 15 (14.29%) IaaS
10 14 (13.33%) Windows Server
10 14 (13.33%) VMware
11 13 (12.38%) Security Cleared
11 13 (12.38%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (12.38%) DHCP
12 12 (11.43%) SC Cleared
12 12 (11.43%) PKI
13 11 (10.48%) Windows Server 2008
13 11 (10.48%) Windows 10
14 9 (8.57%) PaaS
14 9 (8.57%) SQL
15 8 (7.62%) Skype
15 8 (7.62%) Disaster Recovery
15 8 (7.62%) Microsoft Intune
15 8 (7.62%) SCCM
15 8 (7.62%) Replication
16 7 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
16 7 (6.67%) Finance
16 7 (6.67%) Kerberos
16 7 (6.67%) Data Centre

Active Directory Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 6 (5.71%) MS Exchange
1 6 (5.71%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (1.90%) IBM Domino
2 2 (1.90%) IBM Notes
2 2 (1.90%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.95%) IIS
3 1 (0.95%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 39 (37.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 31 (29.52%) Office 365
4 15 (14.29%) IaaS
5 9 (8.57%) PaaS
6 5 (4.76%) OneDrive
7 4 (3.81%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.95%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 17 (16.19%) DNS
2 13 (12.38%) DHCP
3 8 (7.62%) Skype
4 7 (6.67%) Kerberos
5 5 (4.76%) Network Security
6 4 (3.81%) Firewall
6 4 (3.81%) Internet
6 4 (3.81%) LDAP
6 4 (3.81%) VPN
6 4 (3.81%) WAN
7 3 (2.86%) IPsec
7 3 (2.86%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.90%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (1.90%) SAN
9 1 (0.95%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.95%) LAN
9 1 (0.95%) MPLS
9 1 (0.95%) SMTP
9 1 (0.95%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.95%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.86%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.95%) Power BI
3 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 7 (6.67%) Finance
2 4 (3.81%) Advertising
3 2 (1.90%) Banking
4 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.90%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.43%) PKI
2 8 (7.62%) Replication
3 7 (6.67%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.90%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.90%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.90%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.90%) User Experience
6 1 (0.95%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.95%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.95%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 39 (37.14%) Windows
2 14 (13.33%) Windows Server
3 13 (12.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (10.48%) Windows 10
4 11 (10.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (5.71%) Linux
6 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.95%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (26.67%) Migration
2 8 (7.62%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (3.81%) Identity Access Management
3 4 (3.81%) Mobile Device Management
3 4 (3.81%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 4 (3.81%) Runbook
3 4 (3.81%) Service Management
4 3 (2.86%) Coaching
4 3 (2.86%) Customer Engagement
4 3 (2.86%) Identity Management
4 3 (2.86%) Incident Management
4 3 (2.86%) ITIL
4 3 (2.86%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (1.90%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (1.90%) Project Management
6 1 (0.95%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.95%) Change Management
6 1 (0.95%) OOD
6 1 (0.95%) Service Delivery
6 1 (0.95%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (20.95%) PowerShell
2 9 (8.57%) SQL
3 1 (0.95%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (12.38%) Security Cleared
2 12 (11.43%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.86%) MCSE
4 3 (2.86%) MCTS
5 2 (1.90%) MCITP
5 2 (1.90%) MCSA
6 1 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.95%) Degree
6 1 (0.95%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.95%) ISO 9001
1 1 (0.95%) PMO
System Software
1 98 (93.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.71%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.81%) BitLocker
5 2 (1.90%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.95%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.95%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (7.62%) Microsoft Intune
1 8 (7.62%) SCCM
2 6 (5.71%) SCOM
3 3 (2.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (2.86%) WSUS
4 1 (0.95%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.95%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 42 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (13.33%) VMware
3 4 (3.81%) Mercator
4 3 (2.86%) Citrix
5 2 (1.90%) Cisco
5 2 (1.90%) HP
5 2 (1.90%) Lotus
5 2 (1.90%) Oracle
6 1 (0.95%) Dell
6 1 (0.95%) F5
6 1 (0.95%) IBM
6 1 (0.95%) MobileIron
6 1 (0.95%) NetApp
6 1 (0.95%) Pegasus
6 1 (0.95%) Symantec
6 1 (0.95%) Varonis