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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 25 21 27
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 57 32 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 6.77% 6.61% 5.66%
As % of the System Software category 74.03% 52.46% 59.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 5 9
Average daily rate
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£175 £150 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -57.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £107 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £209 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £275 £288
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 11
Average hourly rate £19.25 £12.53 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.69% -30.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £10.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £26.00 £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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
77 61 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 9.14% 12.60% 9.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 17 19
Average daily rate £240 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.15% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £122 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £400 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 13
Average hourly rate £23.00 £12.55 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.26% -30.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £26.00 £33.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014. 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
Watford +7 20 £213 - 3
Hemel Hempstead -3 8 £300 - 3
Welwyn Garden City -1 5 - - 2
Hertford -1 1 £160 -
St Albans - 1 - - 3
Borehamwood - 1 £190 -
Stevenage - - - - 1
Baldock - - - -
Berkhamsted - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Letchworth - - - - 2
Potters Bar - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Active Directory
East of England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

1 100 (83.33%) Windows
2 49 (40.83%) Microsoft
3 46 (38.33%) Windows 7
4 40 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (32.50%) MS Exchange
6 35 (29.17%) VMware
7 30 (25.00%) Windows XP
8 29 (24.17%) MS Excel
8 29 (24.17%) MS Office
9 26 (21.67%) DNS
10 22 (18.33%) Exchange Server 2010
10 22 (18.33%) Exchange Server 2007
10 22 (18.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 19 (15.83%) Symantec
11 19 (15.83%) VMware Infrastructure
12 18 (15.00%) SQL Server
12 18 (15.00%) ITIL
13 17 (14.17%) Blackberry
13 17 (14.17%) PowerShell
14 16 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
14 16 (13.33%) SQL
14 16 (13.33%) Citrix
15 15 (12.50%) DHCP
15 15 (12.50%) Windows 8
16 14 (11.67%) TCP/IP
16 14 (11.67%) SAN
16 14 (11.67%) Exchange Server 2003
17 13 (10.83%) SCCM
18 12 (10.00%) vSphere
18 12 (10.00%) Linux

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 39 (32.50%) MS Exchange
2 22 (18.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 22 (18.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (11.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 10 (8.33%) SharePoint
5 8 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (6.67%) IIS
6 3 (2.50%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.83%) Lync
8 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.83%) Confluence
Applications
1 29 (24.17%) MS Office
1 29 (24.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.50%) Office 365
3 2 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (21.67%) DNS
2 15 (12.50%) DHCP
3 14 (11.67%) TCP/IP
3 14 (11.67%) SAN
4 11 (9.17%) VPN
5 10 (8.33%) Firewall
6 9 (7.50%) VoIP
7 5 (4.17%) NAS
7 5 (4.17%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (1.67%) SSH
8 2 (1.67%) VLAN
8 2 (1.67%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (1.67%) WAN
8 2 (1.67%) LAN
8 2 (1.67%) FTP
8 2 (1.67%) Wireless
9 1 (0.83%) IPsec
9 1 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.83%) Internet
9 1 (0.83%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.83%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (4.17%) MySQL
4 5 (4.17%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (1.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.83%) JIRA
General
1 8 (6.67%) Finance
2 5 (4.17%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.50%) Publishing
4 2 (1.67%) Back Office
5 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.83%) Retail
5 1 (0.83%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 37 (30.83%) Analyst
2 27 (22.50%) Support Engineer
3 21 (17.50%) Support Analyst
4 18 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 16 (13.33%) IT Support
6 15 (12.50%) Desktop Support
7 14 (11.67%) Consultant
8 12 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 10 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
9 10 (8.33%) IT Support Analyst
10 9 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (5.83%) Service Analyst
11 7 (5.83%) Technical Support
12 6 (5.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 6 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
12 6 (5.00%) Desktop Analyst
12 6 (5.00%) Technical Services Analyst
12 6 (5.00%) Active Directory Consultant
13 5 (4.17%) Wintel Engineer
13 5 (4.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.33%) .NET
2 2 (1.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.67%) CSS
2 2 (1.67%) Ajax
2 2 (1.67%) jQuery
2 2 (1.67%) HTML
3 1 (0.83%) HTML5
3 1 (0.83%) CSS3
3 1 (0.83%) XMPP
3 1 (0.83%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.17%) Blackberry
2 6 (5.00%) Clustering
2 6 (5.00%) iPhone
3 5 (4.17%) Replication
4 4 (3.33%) PKI
4 4 (3.33%) iPad
4 4 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.50%) HP StorageWorks
6 2 (1.67%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.83%) Statistics
7 1 (0.83%) RMADS
7 1 (0.83%) FMCG
7 1 (0.83%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 100 (83.33%) Windows
2 46 (38.33%) Windows 7
3 40 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 22 (18.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (12.50%) Windows 8
8 12 (10.00%) Linux
9 6 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (4.17%) Windows 2000
10 5 (4.17%) Android
11 4 (3.33%) UNIX
12 1 (0.83%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X Server
12 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.83%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.83%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (15.00%) ITIL
2 9 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (4.17%) Migration
4 4 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (2.50%) Workflow
5 3 (2.50%) Project Management
5 3 (2.50%) Load Balancing
5 3 (2.50%) Software Deployment
6 2 (1.67%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (1.67%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (1.67%) Problem Management
6 2 (1.67%) Matrix Management
6 2 (1.67%) Service Delivery
6 2 (1.67%) Change Management
6 2 (1.67%) PRINCE2
6 2 (1.67%) E-Commerce
6 2 (1.67%) ITSM
6 2 (1.67%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (1.67%) Web Development
7 1 (0.83%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 17 (14.17%) PowerShell
2 16 (13.33%) SQL
3 5 (4.17%) Perl
3 5 (4.17%) VB
4 4 (3.33%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.67%) C#
6 1 (0.83%) VBScript
6 1 (0.83%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.83%) VB6
Qualifications
1 10 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.83%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (4.17%) MCSE
5 2 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.83%) MCDST
6 1 (0.83%) MCITP
6 1 (0.83%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.83%) MCSA
6 1 (0.83%) ISEB
6 1 (0.83%) CISSP
6 1 (0.83%) PMP
6 1 (0.83%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.83%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (15.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (10.00%) vSphere
3 5 (4.17%) vCloud
3 5 (4.17%) Hyper-V
3 5 (4.17%) VMware ESX
4 3 (2.50%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.67%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.83%) Xen
6 1 (0.83%) NFS
6 1 (0.83%) XenServer
6 1 (0.83%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.83%) KVM
6 1 (0.83%) VMFS
6 1 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (10.83%) SCCM
2 7 (5.83%) Backup Exec
3 6 (5.00%) NetBackup
4 5 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (4.17%) SCOM
5 3 (2.50%) SCVMM
5 3 (2.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (1.67%) SCSM
6 2 (1.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (1.67%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.67%) Puppet
7 1 (0.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.83%) OpenView
7 1 (0.83%) OVSD
7 1 (0.83%) WSUS
7 1 (0.83%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 49 (40.83%) Microsoft
2 35 (29.17%) VMware
3 19 (15.83%) Symantec
4 16 (13.33%) Citrix
5 11 (9.17%) HP
6 10 (8.33%) NetApp
7 9 (7.50%) Altiris
8 8 (6.67%) CommVault
9 7 (5.83%) Sophos
10 6 (5.00%) WatchGuard
10 6 (5.00%) Red Hat
11 5 (4.17%) Veritas
11 5 (4.17%) Cisco
11 5 (4.17%) Acronis
12 3 (2.50%) Dell
12 3 (2.50%) Lotus
12 3 (2.50%) Avaya
13 2 (1.67%) Juniper
13 2 (1.67%) Sage
13 2 (1.67%) CheckPoint
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