Period
to 17 October 2019

The median contractor rate for an Active Directory Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 October 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
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 635 715 696
Rank change year-on-year +80 -19 -35
Contract jobs requiring an Active Directory Engineer 172 191 176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.19% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.20% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 130 126
UK median daily rate £350 £389 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.97% +19.62% -1.52%
10th Percentile £157 £163 £159
90th Percentile £524 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +11.11% +3.85% -1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 8
UK median hourly rate £32.25 £18.27 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +76.57% -20.59% +2.22%
10th Percentile £15.28 £11.93 £12.35
90th Percentile £124.35 £23.37 £79.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.25 £19.03 £34.75
% change year-on-year +69.47% -45.24% +54.44%

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 80,094 97,771 94,259
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.13% 94.76% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,569 64,251 61,834
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £263 £268 £263
90th Percentile £645 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,843 3,144 2,822
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.74% +1.08%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.71% -2.78% +1.41%

Active Directory Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory Engineer in the UK

Active Directory Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory Engineer in the UK

Active Directory Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory Engineer over the 6 months to 17 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory Engineer in the UK

Active Directory Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory Engineer in the UK

Active Directory Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory Engineer over the 6 months to 17 October 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Active Directory Engineer in the UK

Active Directory Engineer
Top 14 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 Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 17 October 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
England +52 148 £350 -11.11% 15
UK excluding London +85 106 £375 +11.11% 16
London +31 55 £373 -6.88% 1
South East +33 35 £400 +23.08% 3
North of England +32 21 £275 -18.52% 5
East of England +44 17 £350 +11.11% 2
North West +32 13 £375 +7.14% 2
Midlands +45 10 £313 -7.41% 4
Scotland +31 10 £400 -3.03% 1
South West -2 10 £425 -19.05%
Yorkshire +26 8 £200 -36.00% 3
West Midlands +30 7 £263 -21.93% 1
East Midlands +38 3 £381 +12.96% 3
Wales +24 3 £450 +140.00% 1

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 featuring Active Directory Engineer in the job title.

1 167 (97.09%) Active Directory
2 130 (75.58%) Windows
3 80 (46.51%) Microsoft
4 65 (37.79%) Office 365
5 57 (33.14%) Windows Server
6 55 (31.98%) DNS
7 51 (29.65%) Azure
8 49 (28.49%) SCCM
8 49 (28.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 47 (27.33%) PowerShell
10 44 (25.58%) Windows 10
11 40 (23.26%) VMware
12 37 (21.51%) Migration
13 36 (20.93%) DHCP
13 36 (20.93%) Windows Server 2012
14 35 (20.35%) Windows Server 2008
15 28 (16.28%) Azure Active Directory
16 25 (14.53%) AWS
17 24 (13.95%) Windows 7
17 24 (13.95%) ITIL
18 19 (11.05%) Citrix
19 18 (10.47%) Skype
19 18 (10.47%) Microsoft Certification
20 17 (9.88%) Hyper-V
20 17 (9.88%) PKI
21 16 (9.30%) Skype for Business
21 16 (9.30%) Oracle
22 15 (8.72%) Banking
23 14 (8.14%) Microsoft Office
24 13 (7.56%) MCSE

Active Directory Engineer 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 16 (9.30%) Skype for Business
2 11 (6.40%) MS Exchange
3 8 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (4.07%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.58%) Apache
Applications
1 14 (8.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 65 (37.79%) Office 365
2 51 (29.65%) Azure
3 28 (16.28%) Azure Active Directory
4 25 (14.53%) AWS
5 6 (3.49%) IaaS
5 6 (3.49%) OneDrive
6 5 (2.91%) PaaS
7 3 (1.74%) GitHub
7 3 (1.74%) SaaS
7 3 (1.74%) Serverless
8 2 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (1.16%) G Suite
8 2 (1.16%) GCP
8 2 (1.16%) Yammer
9 1 (0.58%) Azure Stack
9 1 (0.58%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 55 (31.98%) DNS
2 36 (20.93%) DHCP
3 18 (10.47%) Skype
4 13 (7.56%) Firewall
5 10 (5.81%) VPN
6 7 (4.07%) LAN
6 7 (4.07%) VLAN
7 5 (2.91%) WAN
8 4 (2.33%) SAN
8 4 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.74%) Internet
10 2 (1.16%) Kerberos
10 2 (1.16%) PBX
10 2 (1.16%) TCP/IP
11 1 (0.58%) Intrusion Detection
11 1 (0.58%) MPLS
11 1 (0.58%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (0.58%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.91%) RDBMS
2 5 (2.91%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.58%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 3 (1.74%) JIRA
1 3 (1.74%) StarTeam
2 1 (0.58%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.58%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.58%) Mercurial
2 1 (0.58%) MSBuild
2 1 (0.58%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (8.72%) Banking
2 11 (6.40%) Finance
3 8 (4.65%) Manufacturing
3 8 (4.65%) Retail
4 7 (4.07%) Law
5 4 (2.33%) Public Sector
5 4 (2.33%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.74%) Advertising
7 2 (1.16%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.58%) Electronics
8 1 (0.58%) Legal
8 1 (0.58%) Marketing
8 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.91%) .NET
1 5 (2.91%) LDAP
2 4 (2.33%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (0.58%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.58%) HTML
3 1 (0.58%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.88%) PKI
2 10 (5.81%) Replication
3 9 (5.23%) Clustering
4 7 (4.07%) FMCG
5 4 (2.33%) Enterprise Storage
5 4 (2.33%) Smartphone
6 3 (1.74%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.74%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.74%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.74%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.74%) User Experience
7 2 (1.16%) BYOD
7 2 (1.16%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.16%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.16%) NHS
8 1 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.58%) iPad
8 1 (0.58%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.58%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 130 (75.58%) Windows
2 57 (33.14%) Windows Server
3 44 (25.58%) Windows 10
4 36 (20.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 35 (20.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (13.95%) Windows 7
7 9 (5.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (4.07%) Linux
9 5 (2.91%) Android
10 3 (1.74%) AIX
10 3 (1.74%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.16%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.16%) Unix
11 2 (1.16%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.16%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (28.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 37 (21.51%) Migration
3 24 (13.95%) ITIL
4 13 (7.56%) DevOps
5 12 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (6.98%) Identity Access Management
5 12 (6.98%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (4.07%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (4.07%) Change Management
6 7 (4.07%) Privileged Access Management
7 6 (3.49%) Identity Management
7 6 (3.49%) Mobile Device Management
7 6 (3.49%) Server Management
8 5 (2.91%) Patch Management
8 5 (2.91%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (2.91%) Service Management
8 5 (2.91%) Smoke Testing
8 5 (2.91%) Time Management
9 4 (2.33%) Performance Testing
9 4 (2.33%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 47 (27.33%) PowerShell
2 10 (5.81%) SQL
3 8 (4.65%) VBScript
4 5 (2.91%) C#
5 4 (2.33%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.16%) Java
7 1 (0.58%) C++
7 1 (0.58%) Python
7 1 (0.58%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (10.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (7.56%) MCSE
3 10 (5.81%) Security Cleared
4 7 (4.07%) MCITP
5 6 (3.49%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.33%) MCP
6 4 (2.33%) MCSA
7 3 (1.74%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.74%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.74%) MCTS
8 2 (1.16%) CCA
8 2 (1.16%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.58%) CCNA
9 1 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.58%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.58%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.56%) SLA
2 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 167 (97.09%) Active Directory
2 17 (9.88%) Hyper-V
3 13 (7.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (2.91%) BitLocker
5 5 (2.91%) XenDesktop
6 4 (2.33%) XenApp
7 2 (1.16%) Docker
7 2 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.58%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.58%) Firmware
8 1 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 49 (28.49%) SCCM
2 13 (7.56%) Single Sign-On
3 7 (4.07%) Oracle Identity Management
3 7 (4.07%) PingFederate
4 6 (3.49%) Ansible
5 5 (2.91%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (2.33%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (2.33%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (1.74%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.74%) Netcool
8 2 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.16%) Terraform
8 2 (1.16%) WSUS
9 1 (0.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.58%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (0.58%) Mesos
9 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.58%) SCOM
9 1 (0.58%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 80 (46.51%) Microsoft
2 40 (23.26%) VMware
3 19 (11.05%) Citrix
4 16 (9.30%) Oracle
5 9 (5.23%) ServiceNow
6 8 (4.65%) Cisco
7 7 (4.07%) BMC
8 6 (3.49%) Apple
8 6 (3.49%) McAfee
9 4 (2.33%) Dell
9 4 (2.33%) EMC
9 4 (2.33%) HP
9 4 (2.33%) IBM
9 4 (2.33%) NetApp
10 3 (1.74%) Google
10 3 (1.74%) Veeam
10 3 (1.74%) Veritas
11 2 (1.16%) Acronis
11 2 (1.16%) Avaya
11 2 (1.16%) Kaspersky