Period
to 18 January 2019

The median contractor rate for an Active Directory Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 January 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 660 718 665
Rank change year-on-year +58 -53 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Active Directory Engineer 219 169 217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.17% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.18% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 105 174
UK median daily rate £400 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +6.06% +6.02%
10th Percentile £182 £161 £178
90th Percentile £538 £483 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £376 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +17.50% -1.54% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 11
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £28.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.86% +5.66% +47.22%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.60 £13.00
90th Percentile £22.41 £111.60 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £30.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year -44.17% +16.50% -33.97%

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 94,176 95,190 92,149
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.67% 94.90% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,264 63,224 60,161
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £269 £260 £254
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,878 2,788 3,239
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% -2.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +63 208 £400 +14.29% 14
UK excluding London +2 116 £376 +17.50% 11
London +48 101 £425 +13.33% 3
South East +8 40 £373 -0.67% 3
North of England -4 34 £370 +9.63% 7
North West +5 19 £306 -9.26% 6
Yorkshire -11 15 £425 +54.55% 1
Midlands -15 14 £400 +39.13%
West Midlands -4 13 £400 +28.00%
East of England +2 10 £308 -14.82%
South West -34 8 £475 +137.50% 1
Scotland -11 7 £450 +50.00%
Wales -14 3 £370 -1.33%
East Midlands -10 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 214 (97.72%) Active Directory
2 157 (71.69%) Windows
3 103 (47.03%) Microsoft
4 81 (36.99%) Windows Server
5 79 (36.07%) PowerShell
6 69 (31.51%) Office 365
7 62 (28.31%) Microsoft Azure
8 57 (26.03%) VMware
9 55 (25.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 53 (24.20%) Windows Server 2012
11 46 (21.00%) Windows 10
11 46 (21.00%) Migration
11 46 (21.00%) SCCM
12 40 (18.26%) DNS
13 37 (16.89%) Finance
13 37 (16.89%) ITIL
14 36 (16.44%) Azure Active Directory
15 34 (15.53%) Firewall
16 32 (14.61%) Windows 7
17 31 (14.16%) VMware Infrastructure
18 30 (13.70%) Citrix
19 29 (13.24%) Cisco
20 27 (12.33%) Windows Server 2008
21 26 (11.87%) Microsoft Certification
22 24 (10.96%) MS Exchange
23 22 (10.05%) SharePoint
24 21 (9.59%) Banking
24 21 (9.59%) PKI
25 20 (9.13%) Linux
25 20 (9.13%) DHCP

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 24 (10.96%) MS Exchange
2 22 (10.05%) SharePoint
3 10 (4.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (4.11%) IIS
4 9 (4.11%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (3.65%) K2 blackpearl
6 6 (2.74%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.91%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.91%) nginx
7 2 (0.91%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.91%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.46%) Apache
8 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.46%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.46%) JBoss
8 1 (0.46%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (5.48%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (4.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (4.11%) MS Visio
4 8 (3.65%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 69 (31.51%) Office 365
2 62 (28.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (16.44%) Azure Active Directory
4 20 (9.13%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (4.57%) IaaS
6 7 (3.20%) PaaS
7 5 (2.28%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (1.83%) SaaS
9 3 (1.37%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.91%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.46%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 40 (18.26%) DNS
2 34 (15.53%) Firewall
3 20 (9.13%) DHCP
4 12 (5.48%) Kerberos
5 9 (4.11%) DMZ
5 9 (4.11%) LAN
5 9 (4.11%) Skype
6 8 (3.65%) SAN
6 8 (3.65%) SSL
6 8 (3.65%) TCP/IP
6 8 (3.65%) VPN
7 7 (3.20%) WAN
8 5 (2.28%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (1.83%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (1.37%) Network Security
11 2 (0.91%) FTP
11 2 (0.91%) iSCSI
11 2 (0.91%) NAS
11 2 (0.91%) OpenLDAP
11 2 (0.91%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.02%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.37%) Electronic Patient Records
3 2 (0.91%) MySQL
4 1 (0.46%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.46%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.46%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 3 (1.37%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.37%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.46%) Maven
2 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 37 (16.89%) Finance
2 21 (9.59%) Banking
3 7 (3.20%) Retail
4 6 (2.74%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.28%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.37%) Back Office
6 3 (1.37%) Electronics
6 3 (1.37%) Marketing
7 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.46%) French Language
7 1 (0.46%) German Language
7 1 (0.46%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.46%) Military
7 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.57%) .NET
1 10 (4.57%) SAML
2 9 (4.11%) Web Services
3 8 (3.65%) Middleware
4 7 (3.20%) LDAP
5 3 (1.37%) OAuth
6 2 (0.91%) OpenID
7 1 (0.46%) OAuth2
7 1 (0.46%) PostGIS
7 1 (0.46%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.59%) PKI
2 9 (4.11%) Management Information System
2 9 (4.11%) Replication
3 8 (3.65%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.28%) iPhone
5 4 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.83%) Blackberry
5 4 (1.83%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.37%) e-Health
6 3 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.37%) LIMS
6 3 (1.37%) NHS
6 3 (1.37%) PACS
7 2 (0.91%) Clustering
7 2 (0.91%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.46%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.46%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.46%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 157 (71.69%) Windows
2 81 (36.99%) Windows Server
3 53 (24.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 46 (21.00%) Windows 10
5 32 (14.61%) Windows 7
6 27 (12.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (9.13%) Linux
8 10 (4.57%) Unix
9 5 (2.28%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.83%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.37%) Android
11 3 (1.37%) CentOS
12 2 (0.91%) AIX
12 2 (0.91%) Solaris
12 2 (0.91%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.46%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (25.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 46 (21.00%) Migration
3 37 (16.89%) ITIL
4 16 (7.31%) Identity Management
5 15 (6.85%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (6.39%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (5.94%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (5.02%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (4.57%) Service Delivery
10 9 (4.11%) Change Control
11 8 (3.65%) Kanban
11 8 (3.65%) Problem Management
11 8 (3.65%) Quality Management
11 8 (3.65%) Scrum
11 8 (3.65%) Service Desk Management
11 8 (3.65%) Vulnerability Management
12 7 (3.20%) DevOps
12 7 (3.20%) Patch Management
13 6 (2.74%) Project Management
14 5 (2.28%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 79 (36.07%) PowerShell
2 9 (4.11%) SQL
3 5 (2.28%) VBScript
4 3 (1.37%) Python
5 2 (0.91%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.91%) C++
6 1 (0.46%) C
6 1 (0.46%) C#
6 1 (0.46%) Groovy
6 1 (0.46%) Java
6 1 (0.46%) Ruby
6 1 (0.46%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.46%) VC++
Qualifications
1 26 (11.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (6.85%) Security Cleared
3 14 (6.39%) MCSE
4 9 (4.11%) SC Cleared
5 7 (3.20%) Degree
6 6 (2.74%) MCSA
7 5 (2.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (1.83%) GISP
9 3 (1.37%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.91%) CCNA
10 2 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.46%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.46%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.46%) CCA
11 1 (0.46%) CCIE
11 1 (0.46%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.46%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.46%) VCP6
11 1 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.37%) HL7
2 1 (0.46%) PMO
2 1 (0.46%) QA
System Software
1 214 (97.72%) Active Directory
2 31 (14.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (6.39%) XenApp
4 13 (5.94%) Hyper-V
5 10 (4.57%) XenDesktop
6 7 (3.20%) vSphere
7 5 (2.28%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (1.83%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 3 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.91%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.91%) XenServer
11 1 (0.46%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.46%) Docker
11 1 (0.46%) KVM
11 1 (0.46%) NFS
11 1 (0.46%) vCloud
11 1 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.46%) Xen
Systems Management
1 46 (21.00%) SCCM
2 9 (4.11%) Microsoft Intune
2 9 (4.11%) Single Sign-On
3 8 (3.65%) McAfee ePO
3 8 (3.65%) SCOM
4 7 (3.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 5 (2.28%) Backup Exec
6 4 (1.83%) WSUS
7 3 (1.37%) Ansible
7 3 (1.37%) Puppet
8 2 (0.91%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.91%) Terraform
9 1 (0.46%) logstash
9 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.46%) Nagios
9 1 (0.46%) Packer
9 1 (0.46%) PingFederate
9 1 (0.46%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.46%) Sysdig
9 1 (0.46%) vRealize
Vendors
1 103 (47.03%) Microsoft
2 57 (26.03%) VMware
3 30 (13.70%) Citrix
4 29 (13.24%) Cisco
5 16 (7.31%) HP
6 11 (5.02%) Dell
6 11 (5.02%) ServiceNow
7 9 (4.11%) McAfee
8 8 (3.65%) Dynatrace
8 8 (3.65%) NetApp
9 7 (3.20%) Red Hat
10 6 (2.74%) EMC
11 5 (2.28%) SolarWinds
11 5 (2.28%) Veeam
11 5 (2.28%) Veritas
12 4 (1.83%) Apple
12 4 (1.83%) Google
12 4 (1.83%) Kaseya
12 4 (1.83%) Sony
12 4 (1.83%) Splunk