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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 19 24 29
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 38 42 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 6.60% 6.61% 5.82%
As % of the System Software category 63.33% 55.26% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 17 15
Average daily rate £325 £250 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% +56.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £172 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £516 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 4
Average hourly rate £14.25 £24.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.83% +96.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.25 £29.75 £14.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.44%
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
60 76 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 10.42% 11.97% 9.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 31 32
Average daily rate £350 £475 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +39.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £200 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £538 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 £29.75 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.57% +128.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £29.75 £14.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Stevenage +1 8 £120 -76.47% 1
St Albans +4 4 £360 - 1
Watford -8 4 £413 -21.42% 1
Hemel Hempstead +1 3 £494 +97.50% 3
Welwyn Garden City +4 2 £325 -13.33%
Letchworth 0 2 - -
Borehamwood - 2 £150 - 3
Hertford - 1 £175 -
Hoddesdon - 1 £264 - 1
Potters Bar - 1 £180 - 1
Active Directory
East of England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 70 (79.55%) Windows
2 40 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 26 (29.55%) Citrix
4 25 (28.41%) Windows Server
5 24 (27.27%) MS Office
6 23 (26.14%) ITIL
6 23 (26.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (23.86%) Windows 7
8 20 (22.73%) Office 365
9 19 (21.59%) DNS
9 19 (21.59%) Cisco
10 18 (20.45%) VMware
11 15 (17.05%) Firewall
11 15 (17.05%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (15.91%) MS Excel
12 14 (15.91%) LAN
13 13 (14.77%) WAN
13 13 (14.77%) Advertising
13 13 (14.77%) Data Centre
14 12 (13.64%) SCCM
14 12 (13.64%) Windows XP
15 11 (12.50%) MS Exchange
15 11 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
15 11 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
16 10 (11.36%) DHCP
16 10 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
16 10 (11.36%) XenApp
17 9 (10.23%) Linux
17 9 (10.23%) TCP/IP
17 9 (10.23%) Project Management

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 11 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.55%) IIS
3 4 (4.55%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.27%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.14%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.14%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 24 (27.27%) MS Office
2 14 (15.91%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 20 (22.73%) Office 365
2 2 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.27%) Amazon S3
2 2 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (21.59%) DNS
2 15 (17.05%) Firewall
3 14 (15.91%) LAN
4 13 (14.77%) WAN
5 10 (11.36%) DHCP
6 9 (10.23%) TCP/IP
7 8 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (6.82%) VLAN
9 5 (5.68%) IP Telephony
9 5 (5.68%) LDAP
9 5 (5.68%) NetScaler
10 4 (4.55%) Internet
10 4 (4.55%) SAN
11 3 (3.41%) VPN
12 2 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (2.27%) Ethernet
12 2 (2.27%) iSCSI
12 2 (2.27%) Wireless
13 1 (1.14%) Skype
13 1 (1.14%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.14%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Toad
General
1 13 (14.77%) Advertising
2 7 (7.95%) Finance
3 3 (3.41%) Publishing
3 3 (3.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.14%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.14%) Military
4 1 (1.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (28.41%) Analyst
2 15 (17.05%) Support Engineer
3 13 (14.77%) 2nd Line Support
4 11 (12.50%) Support Analyst
5 9 (10.23%) Desktop Support
6 8 (9.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 8 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (7.95%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 7 (7.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (6.82%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 6 (6.82%) Help Desk Support
8 6 (6.82%) IT Support
8 6 (6.82%) Windows Engineer
9 5 (5.68%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (5.68%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
9 5 (5.68%) Consultant
9 5 (5.68%) Cyber-Ark Consultant
9 5 (5.68%) Desktop Engineer
9 5 (5.68%) Team Leader
9 5 (5.68%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.68%) Web Services
2 3 (3.41%) .NET
3 2 (2.27%) SailPoint
3 2 (2.27%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.77%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.68%) Fat Client
2 5 (5.68%) Thin Client
3 4 (4.55%) Blackberry
3 4 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.41%) Clustering
4 3 (3.41%) iPhone
4 3 (3.41%) iSeries
4 3 (3.41%) PKI
5 2 (2.27%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.14%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.14%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.14%) iPad
6 1 (1.14%) NHS
6 1 (1.14%) Replication
6 1 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 70 (79.55%) Windows
2 25 (28.41%) Windows Server
3 23 (26.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (23.86%) Windows 7
5 15 (17.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (13.64%) Windows XP
7 9 (10.23%) Linux
8 7 (7.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (3.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (3.41%) Unix
10 2 (2.27%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.14%) Solaris
11 1 (1.14%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.14%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (26.14%) ITIL
2 9 (10.23%) Migration
2 9 (10.23%) Project Management
3 5 (5.68%) SIEM
4 4 (4.55%) ERP
5 3 (3.41%) Change Management
5 3 (3.41%) CRM
5 3 (3.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (3.41%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (3.41%) Service Delivery
6 2 (2.27%) E-Commerce
6 2 (2.27%) High Availability
6 2 (2.27%) Incident Management
6 2 (2.27%) ITSM
6 2 (2.27%) Mentoring
6 2 (2.27%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (2.27%) PRINCE2
6 2 (2.27%) Reverse Engineering
6 2 (2.27%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (2.27%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.09%) SQL
2 3 (3.41%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
1 11 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (7.95%) MCSE
3 6 (6.82%) Degree
4 5 (5.68%) Security Cleared
4 5 (5.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (4.55%) DBS Check
5 4 (4.55%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.41%) MCP
6 3 (3.41%) MCSA
7 2 (2.27%) CCNA
7 2 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.14%) CCNP
8 1 (1.14%) MCDST
8 1 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.55%) SLA
2 1 (1.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
1 10 (11.36%) XenApp
2 8 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 5 (5.68%) Terminal Services
3 5 (5.68%) vSphere
4 2 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.27%) vCloud
4 2 (2.27%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.27%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.14%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 1 (1.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (13.64%) SCCM
2 7 (7.95%) SCOM
3 4 (4.55%) Bacula
3 4 (4.55%) ZABBIX
4 3 (3.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (2.27%) vRealize
6 1 (1.14%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.14%) Novell Identity Manager
6 1 (1.14%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (1.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (1.14%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.14%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 40 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 26 (29.55%) Citrix
3 19 (21.59%) Cisco
4 18 (20.45%) VMware
5 6 (6.82%) CheckPoint
5 6 (6.82%) Cyber-Ark
5 6 (6.82%) HP
5 6 (6.82%) Symantec
6 5 (5.68%) Nortel
6 5 (5.68%) Oracle
6 5 (5.68%) Siemens
7 4 (4.55%) Sophos
8 3 (3.41%) CA
8 3 (3.41%) EMC
8 3 (3.41%) IBM
8 3 (3.41%) JD Edwards
8 3 (3.41%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.27%) Avaya
9 2 (2.27%) Meraki
9 2 (2.27%) NetApp