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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 27 18 21
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 30 40 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 5.14% 6.88% 7.16%
As % of the System Software category 42.25% 58.82% 61.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 25 20
Median daily rate £218 £360 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.58% +44.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £148 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £420 £512
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 8
Median hourly rate £12.25 £14.00 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -52.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.66 £12.50 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £22.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%

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
71 68 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 12.16% 11.70% 11.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 31 37
Median daily rate £350 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £157 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £491 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 8
Median hourly rate £10.00 £12.75 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.56% -57.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.31 £12.50 £14.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £27.00 £71.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 19 January 2017.

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
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 January 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
Watford 0 6 £285 -30.90% 6
Stevenage -7 6 £313 +160.41%
Welwyn Garden City -9 4 £150 -53.84% 1
Hemel Hempstead -3 2 £450 -8.86% 4
Hertford - 2 £300 -
Harpenden - 1 - -
Royston - 1 - - 1
Active Directory
East of England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 67 (83.75%) Windows
2 29 (36.25%) Microsoft
3 23 (28.75%) Windows 7
4 22 (27.50%) SCCM
5 21 (26.25%) VMware
6 15 (18.75%) Citrix
6 15 (18.75%) ITIL
6 15 (18.75%) Windows Server
7 14 (17.50%) SQL
7 14 (17.50%) MS Excel
7 14 (17.50%) MS Exchange
8 12 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 12 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (13.75%) Office 365
10 10 (12.50%) Firewall
10 10 (12.50%) Finance
11 9 (11.25%) Linux
11 9 (11.25%) PRINCE2
11 9 (11.25%) DNS
11 9 (11.25%) vSphere
11 9 (11.25%) PowerShell
12 8 (10.00%) Fat Client
12 8 (10.00%) Degree
12 8 (10.00%) Thin Client
12 8 (10.00%) SharePoint
13 7 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (8.75%) Internet
13 7 (8.75%) Unix
13 7 (8.75%) MS Office

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 14 (17.50%) MS Exchange
2 8 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.00%) Apache
3 4 (5.00%) IIS
4 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (3.75%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.25%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.25%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (17.50%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.75%) MS Office
3 1 (1.25%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.25%) OpenText MBPM
1 1 (1.25%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 11 (13.75%) Office 365
2 3 (3.75%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.50%) Firewall
2 9 (11.25%) DNS
3 7 (8.75%) Internet
4 6 (7.50%) DHCP
5 5 (6.25%) Network Security
6 3 (3.75%) LAN
6 3 (3.75%) SAN
6 3 (3.75%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.50%) IP Telephony
7 2 (2.50%) WAN
7 2 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.25%) FTP
8 1 (1.25%) Intranet
8 1 (1.25%) NetScaler
8 1 (1.25%) VLAN
8 1 (1.25%) VoIP
8 1 (1.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.75%) MySQL
2 3 (3.75%) OLTP
3 2 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.25%) MSI
1 1 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (12.50%) Finance
2 5 (6.25%) Advertising
3 4 (5.00%) Local Government
4 3 (3.75%) Retail
5 2 (2.50%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.50%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.50%) Legal
6 1 (1.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (33.75%) Analyst
2 12 (15.00%) Support Analyst
3 10 (12.50%) IT Support
3 10 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 9 (11.25%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (11.25%) Service Analyst
5 8 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 8 (10.00%) Architect
5 8 (10.00%) Consultant
5 8 (10.00%) IT Analyst
5 8 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (7.50%) Desktop Support
6 6 (7.50%) IT Support Analyst
7 5 (6.25%) Applications Support
7 5 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (6.25%) IT Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Applications Support Analyst
8 4 (5.00%) IT Support Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.00%) Middleware
1 4 (5.00%) SAML
2 1 (1.25%) .NET
2 1 (1.25%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.25%) SAP PI
2 1 (1.25%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.00%) Fat Client
1 8 (10.00%) Thin Client
2 7 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.00%) PKI
4 3 (3.75%) EFT
4 3 (3.75%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.75%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (2.50%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.50%) NHS
6 1 (1.25%) CCTV
6 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.25%) iPad
6 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.25%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.25%) Replication
6 1 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 67 (83.75%) Windows
2 23 (28.75%) Windows 7
3 15 (18.75%) Windows Server
4 12 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (11.25%) Linux
6 7 (8.75%) Unix
6 7 (8.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (5.00%) Windows 10
8 3 (3.75%) Solaris
9 2 (2.50%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.50%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.25%) Android
10 1 (1.25%) Mac OS X Server
10 1 (1.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.75%) ITIL
2 9 (11.25%) PRINCE2
3 6 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (6.25%) Release Management
5 4 (5.00%) Email Filtering
5 4 (5.00%) Problem Management
5 4 (5.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (3.75%) Benchmarking
6 3 (3.75%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (3.75%) Identity Access Management
6 3 (3.75%) Network Architecture
6 3 (3.75%) Open Source
6 3 (3.75%) Performance Testing
6 3 (3.75%) Presales
6 3 (3.75%) PRINCE
6 3 (3.75%) RAD
6 3 (3.75%) Security Architecture
6 3 (3.75%) Service Management
6 3 (3.75%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.50%) SQL
2 9 (11.25%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.00%) Java
4 2 (2.50%) VBScript
5 1 (1.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (10.00%) Degree
2 6 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (6.25%) MCP
3 5 (6.25%) PMI Certification
3 5 (6.25%) PMP
3 5 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 5 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.75%) A+ Certification
4 3 (3.75%) DBS Check
4 3 (3.75%) MCITP
4 3 (3.75%) MCSE
4 3 (3.75%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.50%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (1.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.25%) MCSA
6 1 (1.25%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.25%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.25%) QA
1 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (11.25%) vSphere
3 6 (7.50%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.00%) BitLocker
5 3 (3.75%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (3.75%) XenApp
6 2 (2.50%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.25%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (27.50%) SCCM
2 4 (5.00%) SCOM
3 3 (3.75%) OpenView
3 3 (3.75%) Tivoli
3 3 (3.75%) WhatsUp Gold
4 2 (2.50%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (2.50%) SCDPM
4 2 (2.50%) SCSM
4 2 (2.50%) SCVMM
4 2 (2.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (2.50%) ZABBIX
5 1 (1.25%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (36.25%) Microsoft
2 21 (26.25%) VMware
3 15 (18.75%) Citrix
4 7 (8.75%) Apple
4 7 (8.75%) Oracle
5 4 (5.00%) IBM
6 3 (3.75%) BMC
6 3 (3.75%) Intel Security
6 3 (3.75%) Sun
6 3 (3.75%) Symantec
6 3 (3.75%) Veeam
7 2 (2.50%) AppSense
7 2 (2.50%) Cisco
7 2 (2.50%) Mitel
7 2 (2.50%) Palo Alto
7 2 (2.50%) SAP
7 2 (2.50%) Siemens
7 2 (2.50%) Spiceworks
8 1 (1.25%) CommVault
8 1 (1.25%) Veritas
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