The median contractor rate for a Active Directory Support Analyst was £175 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory (AD) Support Analyst
UK
Rank 598 619 596
Rank change year-on-year +21 -23  
Contract jobs requiring an Active Directory Support Analyst 11 22 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.025% 0.041% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.043% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 11
Median daily rate £175 £160 £110
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% +45.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £116 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £355 £193
UK excluding London median daily rate £140 £205 £110
% change year-on-year -31.70% +86.36%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 8
Median hourly rate - £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -8.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +3.12%  

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 42399 50658 50465
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.80% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27502 32772 30486
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 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1497 1585 2011
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.44 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Active Directory Support Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory Support Analyst in the UK

Active Directory Support Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory Support Analyst in the UK

Active Directory Support Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory Support Analyst over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory Support Analyst in the UK

Active Directory Support Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory Support Analyst in the UK

Active Directory Support Analyst
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 Support Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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 +30 10 £288 +91.66% 6
London +27 3 £420 +262.06% 2
South East +25 3 £400 +166.66% 3
Yorkshire - 3 £125 -
Hampshire +11 2 - -
Southampton +8 2 - -
York - 1 £125 -
Crawley - 1 £400 -
Leeds - 1 £125 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £125 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £125 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £400 -
East Midlands - 1 - -

Active Directory Support Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Active Directory Support Analyst 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 Support Analyst in the job title.

1 24 (92.31%) Active Directory
2 23 (88.46%) Windows
3 15 (57.69%) MS Office
3 15 (57.69%) Windows 7
4 14 (53.85%) Microsoft
5 8 (30.77%) MS Excel
6 7 (26.92%) Windows 8
7 6 (23.08%) Citrix
8 5 (19.23%) SCCM
8 5 (19.23%) Law
9 4 (15.38%) Legal
9 4 (15.38%) Dell
10 3 (11.54%) ITIL
10 3 (11.54%) VMware
10 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
10 3 (11.54%) Office 365
11 2 (7.69%) Video on Demand
11 2 (7.69%) Over-the-Top Content
11 2 (7.69%) Windows Server
11 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
11 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (7.69%) Migration
11 2 (7.69%) Finance
11 2 (7.69%) Perl
11 2 (7.69%) SQL
11 2 (7.69%) IBM Notes
11 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
11 2 (7.69%) Lotus
11 2 (7.69%) Symantec

Active Directory Support Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (7.69%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (57.69%) MS Office
2 8 (30.77%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
1 2 (7.69%) Wireless
2 1 (3.85%) DHCP
2 1 (3.85%) DNS
2 1 (3.85%) iSCSI
2 1 (3.85%) SAN
2 1 (3.85%) Unified Communications
General
1 5 (19.23%) Law
2 4 (15.38%) Legal
3 2 (7.69%) Finance
4 1 (3.85%) Back Office
4 1 (3.85%) Online Betting
4 1 (3.85%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Over-the-Top Content
1 2 (7.69%) Video on Demand
2 1 (3.85%) Clustering
2 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 23 (88.46%) Windows
2 15 (57.69%) Windows 7
3 7 (26.92%) Windows 8
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Server
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
1 3 (11.54%) ITIL
2 2 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (3.85%) Asset Management
3 1 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (3.85%) Data Loss Prevention
3 1 (3.85%) Data Protection
3 1 (3.85%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (3.85%) Server Building
3 1 (3.85%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) Perl
1 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
1 2 (7.69%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) PMO
System Software
1 24 (92.31%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.85%) BitLocker
3 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.85%) vSphere
3 1 (3.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (3.85%) SCOM
2 1 (3.85%) SCOrch
2 1 (3.85%) SCSM
2 1 (3.85%) SCVMM
2 1 (3.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (3.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 6 (23.08%) Citrix
3 4 (15.38%) Dell
4 3 (11.54%) VMware
5 2 (7.69%) Lotus
5 2 (7.69%) Symantec
6 1 (3.85%) Apple
6 1 (3.85%) HP
6 1 (3.85%) IBM