The median contractor rate for an Active Directory Consultant was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 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) Consultant
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 574 608 600
Rank change year-on-year +34 -8  
Contract jobs requiring an Active Directory Consultant 41 37 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.087% 0.069% 0.076%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% 0.072% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 18 25
Median daily rate £400 £398 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.62% -5.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £304 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £398 £400
% change year-on-year -9.43% -0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £56.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £56.50

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44408 51163 53304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.74% 94.88% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28718 33369 33474
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1380 1506 2056
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.57 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Active Directory Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 22 June 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 27 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +55 41 £400 -4.76% 7
London +25 17 £450 +13.06% 3
South East +23 9 £360 -2.37%
Berkshire +20 6 £360 -10.00%
City of London +8 5 £500 +53.84%
West Midlands +27 4 £450 +7.14% 3
Maidenhead - 4 £360 -
North West +24 3 - -
Staffordshire - 3 £450 -
Reading +17 2 - -
Manchester +11 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £394 -
Birmingham +13 1 - - 1
South West +6 1 - -
Wiltshire +5 1 - -
Kent +1 1 - -
Hertfordshire -3 1 - - 1
East of England -8 1 - - 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 £475 -
North East - 1 £475 -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £475 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £450 -
Liverpool - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 75 (90.36%) Active Directory
2 37 (44.58%) Windows
3 32 (38.55%) Microsoft
4 27 (32.53%) Migration
4 27 (32.53%) Microsoft Azure
5 24 (28.92%) Azure Active Directory
5 24 (28.92%) Windows Server
6 23 (27.71%) Office 365
7 17 (20.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (20.48%) DNS
8 14 (16.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (16.87%) SCCM
9 13 (15.66%) MCSE
9 13 (15.66%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (14.46%) DHCP
10 12 (14.46%) PowerShell
11 11 (13.25%) Security Cleared
11 11 (13.25%) Mobile Device Management
12 10 (12.05%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (12.05%) VMware
13 9 (10.84%) MS Exchange
13 9 (10.84%) WSUS
13 9 (10.84%) AirWatch
14 8 (9.64%) Skype
14 8 (9.64%) Skype for Business
14 8 (9.64%) MCITP
14 8 (9.64%) SharePoint
14 8 (9.64%) Windows 10
15 7 (8.43%) Firewall
15 7 (8.43%) Finance

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 9 (10.84%) MS Exchange
2 8 (9.64%) SharePoint
2 8 (9.64%) Skype for Business
3 6 (7.23%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.20%) IBM Domino
6 1 (1.20%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.20%) IIS
6 1 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 27 (32.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (28.92%) Azure Active Directory
3 23 (27.71%) Office 365
4 4 (4.82%) IaaS
5 3 (3.61%) OneDrive
6 2 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (1.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (20.48%) DNS
2 12 (14.46%) DHCP
3 8 (9.64%) Skype
4 7 (8.43%) Firewall
4 7 (8.43%) VPN
5 5 (6.02%) WAN
6 4 (4.82%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (4.82%) Internet
6 4 (4.82%) LAN
6 4 (4.82%) MPLS
6 4 (4.82%) SMTP
7 3 (3.61%) Kerberos
8 1 (1.20%) DSL
8 1 (1.20%) SSL
8 1 (1.20%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (1.20%) Power BI
1 1 (1.20%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 7 (8.43%) Finance
2 4 (4.82%) Banking
3 3 (3.61%) Marketing
4 1 (1.20%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.61%) .NET
1 3 (3.61%) ASP.NET
1 3 (3.61%) HTML
2 1 (1.20%) Middleware
2 1 (1.20%) Web Services
2 1 (1.20%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.02%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.61%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.41%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (2.41%) PKI
4 1 (1.20%) BYOD
4 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 37 (44.58%) Windows
2 24 (28.92%) Windows Server
3 17 (20.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (16.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (9.64%) Windows 10
6 4 (4.82%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (32.53%) Migration
2 11 (13.25%) Mobile Device Management
3 6 (7.23%) Identity Management
4 4 (4.82%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 4 (4.82%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 3 (3.61%) ITIL
5 3 (3.61%) Presales
6 2 (2.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.41%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 2 (2.41%) Service Management
6 2 (2.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (1.20%) B2C
7 1 (1.20%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.20%) Change Management
7 1 (1.20%) Identity Access Management
7 1 (1.20%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (1.20%) IT Strategy
7 1 (1.20%) OOD
7 1 (1.20%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (1.20%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.46%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.82%) VB
3 3 (3.61%) VBScript
4 2 (2.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (15.66%) MCSE
1 13 (15.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (13.25%) Security Cleared
3 8 (9.64%) MCITP
4 7 (8.43%) DV Cleared
5 4 (4.82%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 75 (90.36%) Active Directory
2 10 (12.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.61%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.61%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.20%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.20%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 14 (16.87%) SCCM
2 9 (10.84%) AirWatch
2 9 (10.84%) WSUS
3 6 (7.23%) SCOM
4 5 (6.02%) XenMobile
5 4 (4.82%) NetBackup
6 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (3.61%) SCDPM
7 1 (1.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (1.20%) Tivoli
7 1 (1.20%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 32 (38.55%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.05%) VMware
3 5 (6.02%) Cisco
3 5 (6.02%) Symantec
4 4 (4.82%) MobileIron
5 3 (3.61%) Intel
5 3 (3.61%) IronPort
5 3 (3.61%) Mercator
5 3 (3.61%) RightFax
6 2 (2.41%) Citrix
7 1 (1.20%) Apple
7 1 (1.20%) CommVault
7 1 (1.20%) Dell
7 1 (1.20%) Google
7 1 (1.20%) HP
7 1 (1.20%) IBM
7 1 (1.20%) Lotus
7 1 (1.20%) Thales
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