The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 23 40 28
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -12
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 41 33 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 6.21% 4.32% 5.39%
As % of the System Software category 48.81% 55.93% 74.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 8
Average daily rate
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£275 £191 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.79% -40.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £121 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £331 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £265
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 9
Average hourly rate £14.25 £10.75 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.55% -10.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.33 £9.35 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.45 £12.15 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Active Directory
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

System Software Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
84 59 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 12.73% 7.72% 7.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 28 17
Average daily rate £375 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £150 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £400 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 9
Average hourly rate £14.85 £10.75 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.13% -10.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £9.35 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £12.15 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.22%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hemel Hempstead -1 8 £250 +138.09% 5
Watford +9 7 £400 -1.53% 5
Welwyn Garden City +11 6 £375 +53.06% 1
Stevenage +5 2 - - 1
St Albans +1 1 - -
Cheshunt - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Royston - - - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Broxbourne - - - -
Harpenden - - - -
Active Directory
East of England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Active Directory also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Active Directory.

1 78 (88.64%) Windows
2 41 (46.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 36 (40.91%) Microsoft
4 33 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 29 (32.95%) VMware
6 25 (28.41%) Citrix
7 23 (26.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 22 (25.00%) DNS
9 20 (22.73%) MS Office
10 18 (20.45%) ITIL
11 17 (19.32%) Windows XP
11 17 (19.32%) DHCP
11 17 (19.32%) Windows 7
12 16 (18.18%) HP
13 15 (17.05%) Symantec
13 15 (17.05%) MS Exchange
13 15 (17.05%) Hyper-V
14 14 (15.91%) SCCM
15 13 (14.77%) Cisco
16 12 (13.64%) TCP/IP
16 12 (13.64%) LAN
17 11 (12.50%) WAN
17 11 (12.50%) PowerShell
17 11 (12.50%) vSphere
18 10 (11.36%) SCOM
18 10 (11.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
18 10 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
18 10 (11.36%) Firewall
19 9 (10.23%) SAN

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Active Directory also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Active Directory. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (17.05%) MS Exchange
2 9 (10.23%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.82%) IIS
4 4 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (3.41%) WorkSite
5 3 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (3.41%) IBM Notes
6 2 (2.27%) Lync
6 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 20 (22.73%) MS Office
2 8 (9.09%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (3.41%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.27%) Amazon S3
2 2 (2.27%) Google Apps
2 2 (2.27%) Office 365
3 1 (1.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (25.00%) DNS
2 17 (19.32%) DHCP
3 12 (13.64%) TCP/IP
3 12 (13.64%) LAN
4 11 (12.50%) WAN
5 10 (11.36%) Firewall
6 9 (10.23%) SAN
7 5 (5.68%) VPN
8 4 (4.55%) VoIP
9 3 (3.41%) MPLS
10 2 (2.27%) OSPF
10 2 (2.27%) BGP
10 2 (2.27%) Internet
10 2 (2.27%) Wireless
10 2 (2.27%) LDAP
10 2 (2.27%) Ethernet
11 1 (1.14%) FTP
11 1 (1.14%) SSH
11 1 (1.14%) Network Security
11 1 (1.14%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.41%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (1.14%) MSI
General
1 1 (1.14%) Finance
1 1 (1.14%) Retail
1 1 (1.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 16 (18.18%) Analyst
2 14 (15.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (13.64%) 2nd Line Support
3 12 (13.64%) Support Engineer
4 9 (10.23%) Desktop Support
5 8 (9.09%) Administrator
6 7 (7.95%) Desktop Engineer
7 6 (6.82%) Support Analyst
8 5 (5.68%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (5.68%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (5.68%) Service Analyst
8 5 (5.68%) IT Support
9 4 (4.55%) Network Analyst
9 4 (4.55%) Network Support
9 4 (4.55%) Senior Support Engineer
9 4 (4.55%) Junior
9 4 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (4.55%) Network Support Analyst
9 4 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
10 3 (3.41%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.95%) Web Services
2 3 (3.41%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.95%) Blackberry
2 4 (4.55%) Clustering
3 3 (3.41%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.27%) iPad
4 2 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.14%) Handset
5 1 (1.14%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.14%) NHS
5 1 (1.14%) PKI
5 1 (1.14%) CMDB
5 1 (1.14%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 78 (88.64%) Windows
2 41 (46.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (26.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (19.32%) Windows 7
5 17 (19.32%) Windows XP
6 9 (10.23%) Android
7 5 (5.68%) Windows 8
8 4 (4.55%) Linux
8 4 (4.55%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.27%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.27%) UNIX
9 2 (2.27%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (20.45%) ITIL
2 8 (9.09%) Project Management
2 8 (9.09%) Migration
3 7 (7.95%) Change Management
4 6 (6.82%) Service Delivery
5 4 (4.55%) E-Commerce
5 4 (4.55%) Change Control
5 4 (4.55%) Coaching
6 3 (3.41%) Data Analytics
6 3 (3.41%) Analytics
6 3 (3.41%) PRINCE2
6 3 (3.41%) Quality Management
6 3 (3.41%) Process Management
6 3 (3.41%) Configuration Management
6 3 (3.41%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (2.27%) Asset Management
7 2 (2.27%) CRM
7 2 (2.27%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (2.27%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (2.27%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.41%) SQL
3 2 (2.27%) Java
4 1 (1.14%) PHP
4 1 (1.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (6.82%) MCSE
2 6 (6.82%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (5.68%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (4.55%) CCNA
4 4 (4.55%) Degree
4 4 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.55%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (3.41%) MCITP
5 3 (3.41%) CCNP
6 1 (1.14%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.23%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (17.05%) Hyper-V
3 11 (12.50%) vSphere
4 9 (10.23%) Terminal Services
5 5 (5.68%) XenApp
6 3 (3.41%) XenServer
6 3 (3.41%) ISA Server
6 3 (3.41%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (2.27%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 14 (15.91%) SCCM
2 10 (11.36%) SCOM
2 10 (11.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 5 (5.68%) WSUS
4 2 (2.27%) Nagios
5 1 (1.14%) OpenView
5 1 (1.14%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.14%) SCSM
5 1 (1.14%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 36 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 29 (32.95%) VMware
3 25 (28.41%) Citrix
4 16 (18.18%) HP
5 15 (17.05%) Symantec
6 13 (14.77%) Cisco
7 5 (5.68%) Dell
8 4 (4.55%) NetApp
8 4 (4.55%) Altiris
9 3 (3.41%) Lotus
9 3 (3.41%) Apple
9 3 (3.41%) EMC
9 3 (3.41%) Avaya
10 2 (2.27%) Mitel
10 2 (2.27%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.27%) PeopleSoft
10 2 (2.27%) Google
10 2 (2.27%) Veeam
10 2 (2.27%) F5
10 2 (2.27%) ServiceNow