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 24 July 2016 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 19 9 12
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 41 87 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 6.49% 10.27% 8.98%
As % of the System Software category 56.16% 57.24% 77.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 39 24
Median daily rate £220 £350 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.14% +84.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £198 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £425 £339
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £310 £275
% change year-on-year
+1.61% +12.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 19 17
Median hourly rate £15.00 £30.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +87.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £9.00 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £37.50 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +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
73 152 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 11.55% 17.95% 11.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 78 35
Median daily rate £315 £350 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £200 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 22 17
Median hourly rate £15.00 £35.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.14% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £9.00 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £42.25 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+21.94% +9.67%

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 24 July 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
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 24 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -2 17 £230 -45.88% 7
Welwyn Garden City -11 5 £220 -35.76% 2
Stevenage +8 4 £460 +142.10% 2
Letchworth - 2 - - 2
Hemel Hempstead 0 1 - - 1
Royston 0 1 - -
Active Directory
East of England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, 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 63 (77.78%) Windows
2 39 (48.15%) Microsoft
3 28 (34.57%) VMware
4 26 (32.10%) Windows Server
5 24 (29.63%) Office 365
6 21 (25.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (20.99%) MS Office
8 16 (19.75%) Windows 7
8 16 (19.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (18.52%) SCCM
9 15 (18.52%) ITIL
9 15 (18.52%) MS Exchange
10 14 (17.28%) Citrix
11 12 (14.81%) MS Excel
12 10 (12.35%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (12.35%) DNS
13 9 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
13 9 (11.11%) Windows 8
13 9 (11.11%) Windows 10
14 8 (9.88%) XenApp
14 8 (9.88%) VMware Infrastructure
14 8 (9.88%) PowerShell
14 8 (9.88%) SAN
14 8 (9.88%) SQL
15 7 (8.64%) SQL Server
15 7 (8.64%) Windows XP
15 7 (8.64%) DHCP
15 7 (8.64%) NetApp
15 7 (8.64%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (8.64%) vSphere

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 15 (18.52%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.70%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.70%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.47%) IIS
6 1 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.23%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (1.23%) OpenStack
Applications
1 17 (20.99%) MS Office
2 12 (14.81%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.23%) PTC Creo
3 1 (1.23%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 24 (29.63%) Office 365
2 9 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (7.41%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.70%) OneDrive
5 2 (2.47%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (1.23%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (1.23%) Mimecast
6 1 (1.23%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.35%) DNS
2 8 (9.88%) SAN
3 7 (8.64%) DHCP
4 5 (6.17%) Internet
5 4 (4.94%) Firewall
5 4 (4.94%) NetScaler
5 4 (4.94%) SSL
6 3 (3.70%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (3.70%) Intranet
6 3 (3.70%) Kerberos
6 3 (3.70%) NAS
6 3 (3.70%) VPN
7 2 (2.47%) LAN
7 2 (2.47%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (2.47%) WAN
7 2 (2.47%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (2.47%) Wireshark
8 1 (1.23%) Network Security
8 1 (1.23%) Skype
8 1 (1.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.64%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.47%) MySQL
3 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.23%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Ant
1 1 (1.23%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.23%) Hudson
1 1 (1.23%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.23%) JIRA
1 1 (1.23%) Maven
1 1 (1.23%) Subversion
1 1 (1.23%) Xcode
General
1 5 (6.17%) Local Government
2 4 (4.94%) Retail
3 3 (3.70%) Finance
3 3 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.47%) Back Office
4 2 (2.47%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.23%) Advertising
5 1 (1.23%) Legal
5 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (20.99%) Analyst
2 16 (19.75%) Support Engineer
3 14 (17.28%) 2nd Line Support
4 11 (13.58%) Consultant
5 10 (12.35%) Support Analyst
6 8 (9.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 8 (9.88%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (9.88%) Desktop Support
7 7 (8.64%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (8.64%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (6.17%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 5 (6.17%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 5 (6.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (6.17%) Administrator
8 5 (6.17%) Architect
8 5 (6.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 5 (6.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (6.17%) Server Engineer
8 5 (6.17%) Technical Support
8 5 (6.17%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.47%) HTML
2 1 (1.23%) SAML
2 1 (1.23%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (4.94%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.70%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.47%) Clustering
3 2 (2.47%) CMDB
3 2 (2.47%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.47%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (2.47%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.47%) PKI
3 2 (2.47%) Replication
4 1 (1.23%) CCTV
4 1 (1.23%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.23%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.23%) FlexPod
4 1 (1.23%) FMCG
4 1 (1.23%) iPad
4 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.23%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 63 (77.78%) Windows
2 26 (32.10%) Windows Server
3 21 (25.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (19.75%) Windows 7
4 16 (19.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (11.11%) Windows 10
5 9 (11.11%) Windows 8
6 7 (8.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (8.64%) Windows XP
7 5 (6.17%) Android
8 4 (4.94%) Linux
9 3 (3.70%) Unix
10 1 (1.23%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.23%) Mac OS X Server
10 1 (1.23%) VMS
10 1 (1.23%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.52%) ITIL
2 6 (7.41%) Service Delivery
3 5 (6.17%) Migration
4 4 (4.94%) Project Management
5 3 (3.70%) Data Protection
5 3 (3.70%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (3.70%) PRINCE2
5 3 (3.70%) Server Building
6 2 (2.47%) Application Discovery
6 2 (2.47%) Change Control
6 2 (2.47%) Data Analysis
6 2 (2.47%) Data Privacy
6 2 (2.47%) Database Mirroring
6 2 (2.47%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (2.47%) Mentoring
6 2 (2.47%) Programme Governance
6 2 (2.47%) Server Virtualisation
6 2 (2.47%) Service Management
6 2 (2.47%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (2.47%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.88%) PowerShell
1 8 (9.88%) SQL
2 3 (3.70%) Java
3 2 (2.47%) C
3 2 (2.47%) C++
3 2 (2.47%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.23%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.23%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.23%) PHP
4 1 (1.23%) Python
4 1 (1.23%) Ruby
4 1 (1.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (12.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (7.41%) SC Cleared
2 6 (7.41%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.17%) DBS Check
3 5 (6.17%) Degree
3 5 (6.17%) MCP
4 4 (4.94%) MCSE
5 3 (3.70%) MCITP
5 3 (3.70%) MCSA
6 2 (2.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.23%) CCNA
7 1 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.17%) SLA
2 2 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.47%) QA
3 1 (1.23%) FISMA
3 1 (1.23%) HIPAA
3 1 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (9.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (9.88%) XenApp
2 7 (8.64%) vSphere
3 6 (7.41%) Hyper-V
3 6 (7.41%) XenDesktop
4 4 (4.94%) XenServer
5 3 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.47%) BitLocker
6 2 (2.47%) DFS Replication
6 2 (2.47%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.47%) Xen
7 1 (1.23%) Docker
7 1 (1.23%) NFS
7 1 (1.23%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.23%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.23%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 15 (18.52%) SCCM
2 5 (6.17%) SCOM
3 2 (2.47%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.47%) Puppet
4 1 (1.23%) Ansible
4 1 (1.23%) Bacula
4 1 (1.23%) Casper Suite
4 1 (1.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.23%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.23%) WSUS
4 1 (1.23%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 39 (48.15%) Microsoft
2 28 (34.57%) VMware
3 14 (17.28%) Citrix
4 7 (8.64%) NetApp
5 6 (7.41%) HP
6 5 (6.17%) Apple
6 5 (6.17%) Cisco
7 3 (3.70%) CommVault
7 3 (3.70%) Intel Security
8 2 (2.47%) 3PAR
8 2 (2.47%) Avaya
8 2 (2.47%) Cognos
8 2 (2.47%) Dell
8 2 (2.47%) EMC
8 2 (2.47%) IBM
8 2 (2.47%) Remedy
8 2 (2.47%) TIBCO
9 1 (1.23%) PlateSpin
9 1 (1.23%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.23%) Splunk
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