Period
to 14 November 2018

The median contractor rate for an Active Directory Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 680 703 642
Rank change year-on-year +23 -61 +26
Contract jobs requiring an Active Directory Engineer 222 183 252
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.18% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.19% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 127 194
UK median daily rate £400 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +6.06% -5.44%
10th Percentile £163 £157 £200
90th Percentile £538 £500 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +2.14% +6.06% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 8
UK median hourly rate £19.03 £23.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.26% +2.22% +50.00%
10th Percentile £11.41 £12.35 £12.93
90th Percentile £22.39 £79.85 £34.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.52 £34.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year -43.84% +87.84% +2.78%

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 98,884 97,779 100,179
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.91% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 65,251 64,406 65,253
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £262 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,108 2,926 3,323
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.96 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.92 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.77 £17.50
% change year-on-year -1.52% +1.54% -

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 14 November 2018.

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 14 November 2018.

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 14 November 2018. 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 +45 206 £398 +13.57% 21
UK excluding London -6 120 £358 +2.14% 18
London +23 100 £425 +13.33% 4
South East +3 41 £334 -6.25% 6
North of England +12 34 £344 +5.77% 7
North West +1 19 £344 +1.85% 2
Yorkshire -2 15 £341 +24.09% 5
Midlands -22 14 £338 -10.00% 1
West Midlands -30 13 £341 -14.69%
Scotland -10 11 £450 +50.00% 1
South West -29 9 £425 +117.95% 2
East of England +6 8 £240 -24.71% 1
Wales -20 3 £370 -
East Midlands +2 1 £338 +17.39% 1

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

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, 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.

1 219 (98.65%) Active Directory
2 149 (67.12%) Windows
3 101 (45.50%) Microsoft
4 80 (36.04%) Windows Server
5 69 (31.08%) PowerShell
6 64 (28.83%) Office 365
7 59 (26.58%) Microsoft Azure
8 58 (26.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 57 (25.68%) Migration
9 57 (25.68%) VMware
10 46 (20.72%) ITIL
11 44 (19.82%) Windows Server 2012
12 42 (18.92%) Finance
13 41 (18.47%) Windows 10
14 39 (17.57%) SCCM
15 38 (17.12%) DNS
16 36 (16.22%) Azure Active Directory
17 33 (14.86%) Firewall
18 31 (13.96%) Microsoft Certification
18 31 (13.96%) Windows 7
19 28 (12.61%) Citrix
20 27 (12.16%) VMware Infrastructure
21 24 (10.81%) Cisco
21 24 (10.81%) DHCP
21 24 (10.81%) MS Exchange
22 23 (10.36%) Windows Server 2008
22 23 (10.36%) Banking
23 22 (9.91%) SharePoint
24 17 (7.66%) PKI
25 16 (7.21%) Identity Management

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 (10.81%) MS Exchange
2 22 (9.91%) SharePoint
3 11 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (4.05%) IIS
4 9 (4.05%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (3.60%) K2 blackpearl
6 7 (3.15%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.35%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.90%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.45%) Apache
9 1 (0.45%) JBoss
9 1 (0.45%) SAS
9 1 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (6.31%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (4.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (4.05%) MS Visio
4 8 (3.60%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 64 (28.83%) Office 365
2 59 (26.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (16.22%) Azure Active Directory
4 12 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (4.05%) IaaS
6 7 (3.15%) PaaS
7 5 (2.25%) SaaS
8 4 (1.80%) OneDrive
9 3 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.45%) G Suite
10 1 (0.45%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 38 (17.12%) DNS
2 33 (14.86%) Firewall
3 24 (10.81%) DHCP
4 16 (7.21%) Kerberos
5 11 (4.95%) SAN
6 9 (4.05%) DMZ
6 9 (4.05%) LAN
6 9 (4.05%) SSL
6 9 (4.05%) TCP/IP
6 9 (4.05%) VPN
7 8 (3.60%) Skype
7 8 (3.60%) WAN
8 6 (2.70%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (2.25%) VLAN
10 4 (1.80%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (1.80%) NAS
11 3 (1.35%) Network Security
11 3 (1.35%) OpenLDAP
11 3 (1.35%) VoIP
12 2 (0.90%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.31%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (0.90%) Blockchain
2 2 (0.90%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (0.45%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.45%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (1.35%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 42 (18.92%) Finance
2 23 (10.36%) Banking
3 4 (1.80%) French Language
3 4 (1.80%) German Language
3 4 (1.80%) Investment Banking
3 4 (1.80%) Retail
4 3 (1.35%) Back Office
4 3 (1.35%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.35%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.90%) Electronics
5 2 (0.90%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.90%) Italian Language
5 2 (0.90%) Marketing
5 2 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (0.90%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.45%) Games
6 1 (0.45%) Military
6 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.95%) SAML
2 10 (4.50%) .NET
2 10 (4.50%) LDAP
3 9 (4.05%) Web Services
4 8 (3.60%) Middleware
5 4 (1.80%) OAuth
6 2 (0.90%) OpenID
7 1 (0.45%) OAuth2
7 1 (0.45%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.66%) PKI
2 9 (4.05%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.70%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.25%) Replication
5 4 (1.80%) Blackberry
5 4 (1.80%) iPhone
6 3 (1.35%) Clustering
6 3 (1.35%) NHS
6 3 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.90%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.90%) e-Health
7 2 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (0.90%) LIMS
7 2 (0.90%) PACS
7 2 (0.90%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.45%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.45%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.45%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 149 (67.12%) Windows
2 80 (36.04%) Windows Server
3 44 (19.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 41 (18.47%) Windows 10
5 31 (13.96%) Windows 7
6 23 (10.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (4.95%) Linux
8 8 (3.60%) Unix
9 6 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.35%) Solaris
10 3 (1.35%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.35%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.90%) AIX
11 2 (0.90%) CentOS
12 1 (0.45%) Android
12 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.45%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (26.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 57 (25.68%) Migration
3 46 (20.72%) ITIL
4 16 (7.21%) Identity Management
5 13 (5.86%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (5.86%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (4.95%) Change Control
7 11 (4.95%) Problem Management
8 8 (3.60%) Kanban
8 8 (3.60%) Quality Management
8 8 (3.60%) Scrum
8 8 (3.60%) Service Delivery
8 8 (3.60%) Service Desk Management
8 8 (3.60%) Vulnerability Management
9 7 (3.15%) Patch Management
10 6 (2.70%) Change Management
10 6 (2.70%) Performance Monitoring
10 6 (2.70%) Runbook
10 6 (2.70%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (31.08%) PowerShell
2 10 (4.50%) SQL
3 5 (2.25%) VBScript
4 3 (1.35%) C
5 2 (0.90%) Python
6 1 (0.45%) C#
6 1 (0.45%) C++
6 1 (0.45%) Java
6 1 (0.45%) Ruby
6 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.45%) VC++
Qualifications
1 31 (13.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (7.21%) MCSE
3 14 (6.31%) Security Cleared
4 12 (5.41%) Degree
5 8 (3.60%) SC Cleared
6 7 (3.15%) MCSA
7 5 (2.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (2.25%) MCITP
8 4 (1.80%) GISP
9 3 (1.35%) CCNA
9 3 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.35%) MCTS
10 2 (0.90%) A+ Certification
10 2 (0.90%) CCA
10 2 (0.90%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.90%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.45%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.45%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.35%) GDPR
2 2 (0.90%) HL7
2 2 (0.90%) SLA
3 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.45%) PMO
System Software
1 219 (98.65%) Active Directory
2 27 (12.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (6.31%) XenApp
4 12 (5.41%) Hyper-V
5 11 (4.95%) XenDesktop
6 6 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.80%) vSphere
8 3 (1.35%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 3 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.90%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.90%) XenServer
10 1 (0.45%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.45%) NFS
10 1 (0.45%) RACF
10 1 (0.45%) vCloud
10 1 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 39 (17.57%) SCCM
2 10 (4.50%) McAfee ePO
3 9 (4.05%) Single Sign-On
4 7 (3.15%) Microsoft Intune
4 7 (3.15%) SCOM
5 5 (2.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (1.80%) WSUS
7 2 (0.90%) Ansible
7 2 (0.90%) DatAdvantage
7 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.45%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.45%) PingFederate
8 1 (0.45%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.45%) SnapMirror
8 1 (0.45%) vRealize
Vendors
1 101 (45.50%) Microsoft
2 57 (25.68%) VMware
3 28 (12.61%) Citrix
4 24 (10.81%) Cisco
5 12 (5.41%) ServiceNow
6 11 (4.95%) McAfee
7 10 (4.50%) HP
8 8 (3.60%) Apple
8 8 (3.60%) Dynatrace
9 7 (3.15%) Dell
9 7 (3.15%) Red Hat
10 6 (2.70%) EMC
11 5 (2.25%) NetApp
11 5 (2.25%) SolarWinds
11 5 (2.25%) Splunk
12 4 (1.80%) Google
12 4 (1.80%) MobileIron
12 4 (1.80%) Remedy
12 4 (1.80%) Sony
12 4 (1.80%) Veeam