The median contractor rate for a Active Directory Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 565 608 603
Rank change year-on-year +43 -5  
Contract jobs requiring an Active Directory Consultant 43 31 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.095% 0.058% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.061% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 17 21
Median daily rate £450 £421 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.88% -0.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £375 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £494 £419 £400
% change year-on-year +17.91% +4.68%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 42733 51025 51236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 95.23% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27760 33065 30937
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1481 1587 2052
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

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 28 March 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 30 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 28 March 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 +46 42 £450 +6.88% 3
London +29 14 £450 +6.88% 2
South East +12 7 £494 +19.69%
East Midlands - 6 £550 -
West Midlands +18 5 £650 +62.50% 1
Herefordshire - 5 £650 -
North West +30 4 £356 -
Berkshire +27 4 £513 +13.88%
Cheshire +27 3 £375 -
Derbyshire - 3 £550 -
Enfield - 3 - -
Derby - 3 £550 -
Surrey +14 2 £425 +9.67%
South West -3 2 £338 +16.37%
Leicestershire - 2 £325 -
Bracknell - 2 £513 -
Newbury - 2 £475 -
Scotland +21 1 £325 -18.75%
Hampshire +8 1 - -
Glasgow +5 1 £325 -13.33%
East of England -3 1 £450 -25.00%
City of London -8 1 £450 +20.00% 1
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Bolton - 1 £338 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £450 -
Leicester - 1 £325 -
Sunbury-on-Thames - 1 £425 -
Kent - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £338 -

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 68 (95.77%) Active Directory
2 41 (57.75%) Windows
3 31 (43.66%) Microsoft
4 25 (35.21%) Windows Server
5 24 (33.80%) Migration
6 22 (30.99%) Microsoft Azure
7 21 (29.58%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (28.17%) DNS
9 19 (26.76%) Office 365
10 16 (22.54%) Security Cleared
11 15 (21.13%) Azure Active Directory
11 15 (21.13%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (16.90%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (16.90%) SCCM
12 12 (16.90%) MCSE
13 10 (14.08%) PowerShell
14 9 (12.68%) MS Excel
14 9 (12.68%) DHCP
15 8 (11.27%) Finance
15 8 (11.27%) SC Cleared
15 8 (11.27%) Windows 10
16 7 (9.86%) MCITP
16 7 (9.86%) VMware Infrastructure
16 7 (9.86%) Identity Management
16 7 (9.86%) VMware
17 6 (8.45%) DV Cleared
18 5 (7.04%) AirWatch
18 5 (7.04%) Mobile Device Management
18 5 (7.04%) XenMobile
18 5 (7.04%) MS Exchange

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 5 (7.04%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (5.63%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (4.23%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.41%) Apache
4 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 9 (12.68%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 22 (30.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (26.76%) Office 365
3 15 (21.13%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.82%) PaaS
5 1 (1.41%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (28.17%) DNS
2 9 (12.68%) DHCP
3 3 (4.23%) Skype
4 2 (2.82%) Firewall
4 2 (2.82%) Kerberos
5 1 (1.41%) IPsec
5 1 (1.41%) LAN
5 1 (1.41%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (1.41%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.41%) VPN
5 1 (1.41%) WAN
5 1 (1.41%) Wireless
General
1 8 (11.27%) Finance
2 2 (2.82%) Banking
3 1 (1.41%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.82%) .NET
1 2 (2.82%) ASP.NET
1 2 (2.82%) HTML
2 1 (1.41%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.63%) PKI
2 3 (4.23%) Client/Server
2 3 (4.23%) Replication
3 2 (2.82%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.41%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 41 (57.75%) Windows
2 25 (35.21%) Windows Server
3 21 (29.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (16.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (11.27%) Windows 10
6 4 (5.63%) VMS
7 3 (4.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.41%) Linux
8 1 (1.41%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (33.80%) Migration
2 7 (9.86%) Identity Management
3 5 (7.04%) Mobile Device Management
4 4 (5.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (4.23%) Build Automation
6 2 (2.82%) DevOps
6 2 (2.82%) Service Management
7 1 (1.41%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (1.41%) B2C
7 1 (1.41%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.41%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.41%) Document Management
7 1 (1.41%) Identity Access Management
7 1 (1.41%) Project Management
7 1 (1.41%) Server Virtualisation
7 1 (1.41%) SOA
7 1 (1.41%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.08%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.82%) VBScript
3 1 (1.41%) PHP
3 1 (1.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (22.54%) Security Cleared
2 15 (21.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (16.90%) MCSE
4 8 (11.27%) SC Cleared
5 7 (9.86%) MCITP
6 6 (8.45%) DV Cleared
7 3 (4.23%) MCP
7 3 (4.23%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 68 (95.77%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.63%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.82%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.82%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.41%) NDS
5 1 (1.41%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 1 (1.41%) Shibboleth
5 1 (1.41%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (16.90%) SCCM
2 5 (7.04%) AirWatch
2 5 (7.04%) XenMobile
3 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (4.23%) SCDPM
3 3 (4.23%) SCOM
4 2 (2.82%) WSUS
5 1 (1.41%) Ansible
5 1 (1.41%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 31 (43.66%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.86%) VMware
3 3 (4.23%) Intel
3 3 (4.23%) IronPort
3 3 (4.23%) Mercator
3 3 (4.23%) RightFax
4 1 (1.41%) Apple
4 1 (1.41%) Cisco
4 1 (1.41%) CommVault
4 1 (1.41%) Dell
4 1 (1.41%) HP
4 1 (1.41%) IBM
4 1 (1.41%) NetIQ
4 1 (1.41%) Novell
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle
4 1 (1.41%) Symantec
4 1 (1.41%) Thales
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