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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 16 11 25
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +14
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 56 67 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 7.62% 8.93% 6.53%
As % of the System Software category 58.33% 69.07% 73.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 32 24
Median daily rate £265 £405 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.56% +131.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £183 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £425 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £289
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 18 13
Median hourly rate £11.50 £14.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.03% -13.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.70 £11.45 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £32.25 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.86 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.48% -3.33%
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
96 97 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 13.06% 12.93% 8.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 46 36
Median daily rate £323 £425 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.11% +70.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £226 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £352 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.42% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 18 14
Median hourly rate £10.00 £14.75 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.20% -33.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £37.50 £32.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -5 19 £230 -45.88% 2
Stevenage +5 4 - -
Royston -1 3 - -
Letchworth +1 2 - -
Rickmansworth 0 2 £145 -67.77%
St Albans -2 2 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £375 - 2
Welwyn Garden City -7 1 £440 -23.47% 5
Active Directory
East of England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 75 (77.32%) Windows
2 45 (46.39%) Microsoft
3 30 (30.93%) VMware
4 25 (25.77%) ITIL
5 24 (24.74%) Office 365
6 23 (23.71%) Windows 7
7 22 (22.68%) SCCM
7 22 (22.68%) Windows Server
8 20 (20.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (18.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (18.56%) Citrix
10 15 (15.46%) MS Office
10 15 (15.46%) SQL
11 13 (13.40%) MS Excel
11 13 (13.40%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (13.40%) MS Exchange
12 11 (11.34%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (11.34%) DNS
12 11 (11.34%) PRINCE2
12 11 (11.34%) VMware Infrastructure
12 11 (11.34%) Degree
13 10 (10.31%) vSphere
13 10 (10.31%) SharePoint
13 10 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (9.28%) Windows 8
14 9 (9.28%) Finance
15 8 (8.25%) Firewall
15 8 (8.25%) MCP
16 7 (7.22%) Local Government
16 7 (7.22%) Microsoft Azure

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 13 (13.40%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.31%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (5.15%) IIS
4 4 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.09%) Apache
5 3 (3.09%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.06%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.06%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.03%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (1.03%) OpenStack
Applications
1 15 (15.46%) MS Office
2 13 (13.40%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.03%) PTC Creo
3 1 (1.03%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (2.06%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 24 (24.74%) Office 365
2 7 (7.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (6.19%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (5.15%) OneDrive
5 2 (2.06%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (1.03%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (1.03%) Mimecast
6 1 (1.03%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.34%) DNS
2 8 (8.25%) Firewall
3 6 (6.19%) DHCP
3 6 (6.19%) Network Security
4 5 (5.15%) Internet
4 5 (5.15%) SAN
5 4 (4.12%) NetScaler
5 4 (4.12%) SSL
6 3 (3.09%) Intranet
6 3 (3.09%) Kerberos
6 3 (3.09%) LAN
6 3 (3.09%) VPN
6 3 (3.09%) WAN
6 3 (3.09%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (2.06%) IP Telephony
7 2 (2.06%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (2.06%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.06%) Wireshark
8 1 (1.03%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.03%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.22%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.15%) MySQL
2 5 (5.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.12%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.09%) OLTP
5 2 (2.06%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Ant
1 1 (1.03%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.03%) Hudson
1 1 (1.03%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.03%) JIRA
1 1 (1.03%) Maven
1 1 (1.03%) Subversion
1 1 (1.03%) Xcode
General
1 9 (9.28%) Finance
2 7 (7.22%) Local Government
3 6 (6.19%) Advertising
4 5 (5.15%) Retail
5 3 (3.09%) Legal
5 3 (3.09%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.06%) Back Office
7 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 30 (30.93%) Analyst
2 16 (16.49%) Support Engineer
3 12 (12.37%) Support Analyst
4 11 (11.34%) 2nd Line Support
4 11 (11.34%) Consultant
5 9 (9.28%) Desktop Support
5 9 (9.28%) Service Analyst
6 8 (8.25%) Architect
6 8 (8.25%) Desktop Engineer
6 8 (8.25%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (6.19%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 6 (6.19%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (6.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 6 (6.19%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (6.19%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (5.15%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (5.15%) Administrator
8 5 (5.15%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 5 (5.15%) Technical Analyst
8 5 (5.15%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.15%) SAML
2 3 (3.09%) Middleware
3 2 (2.06%) HTML
3 2 (2.06%) SAP PI
4 1 (1.03%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.19%) Fat Client
2 6 (6.19%) PKI
2 6 (6.19%) Thin Client
3 5 (5.15%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.09%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.09%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.09%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (2.06%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.06%) iPad
5 2 (2.06%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.06%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.06%) Replication
6 1 (1.03%) CCTV
6 1 (1.03%) Clustering
6 1 (1.03%) CMDB
6 1 (1.03%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.03%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.03%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 75 (77.32%) Windows
2 23 (23.71%) Windows 7
3 22 (22.68%) Windows Server
4 20 (20.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (18.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (11.34%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (9.28%) Windows 8
8 7 (7.22%) Linux
8 7 (7.22%) Windows 10
8 7 (7.22%) Windows XP
9 4 (4.12%) Android
9 4 (4.12%) Unix
10 3 (3.09%) Solaris
11 1 (1.03%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.03%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (1.03%) VMS
11 1 (1.03%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (25.77%) ITIL
2 11 (11.34%) PRINCE2
3 7 (7.22%) Service Delivery
4 6 (6.19%) Release Management
5 5 (5.15%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (5.15%) Service Management
6 4 (4.12%) Change Control
6 4 (4.12%) Data Protection
6 4 (4.12%) Migration
6 4 (4.12%) Network Architecture
6 4 (4.12%) Server Building
7 3 (3.09%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (3.09%) High Availability
7 3 (3.09%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (3.09%) Open Source
7 3 (3.09%) Performance Testing
7 3 (3.09%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (3.09%) Presales
7 3 (3.09%) Problem Management
7 3 (3.09%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.46%) SQL
2 7 (7.22%) PowerShell
3 6 (6.19%) Java
4 2 (2.06%) C
4 2 (2.06%) C++
4 2 (2.06%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.03%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.03%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.03%) PHP
5 1 (1.03%) Python
5 1 (1.03%) Ruby
5 1 (1.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (13.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (11.34%) Degree
3 8 (8.25%) MCP
4 6 (6.19%) Security Cleared
5 5 (5.15%) MCSE
5 5 (5.15%) PMI Certification
5 5 (5.15%) PMP
5 5 (5.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 5 (5.15%) SC Cleared
6 4 (4.12%) MCITP
7 3 (3.09%) A+ Certification
7 3 (3.09%) MCSA
8 2 (2.06%) DBS Check
8 2 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (2.06%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (1.03%) CCNA
9 1 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.03%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.12%) SLA
2 1 (1.03%) FISMA
2 1 (1.03%) HIPAA
2 1 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.03%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (11.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (10.31%) vSphere
3 7 (7.22%) XenApp
4 6 (6.19%) Hyper-V
5 5 (5.15%) XenDesktop
6 3 (3.09%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (3.09%) XenServer
7 2 (2.06%) BitLocker
7 2 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.03%) Docker
8 1 (1.03%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.03%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 22 (22.68%) SCCM
2 7 (7.22%) SCOM
3 3 (3.09%) OpenView
3 3 (3.09%) Tivoli
3 3 (3.09%) WhatsUp Gold
3 3 (3.09%) ZABBIX
4 2 (2.06%) Puppet
5 1 (1.03%) Ansible
5 1 (1.03%) Bacula
5 1 (1.03%) Casper Suite
5 1 (1.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (46.39%) Microsoft
2 30 (30.93%) VMware
3 18 (18.56%) Citrix
4 7 (7.22%) Apple
5 6 (6.19%) Oracle
6 5 (5.15%) Cisco
6 5 (5.15%) HP
6 5 (5.15%) IBM
7 3 (3.09%) BMC
7 3 (3.09%) NetApp
7 3 (3.09%) SAP
7 3 (3.09%) Sun
8 2 (2.06%) 3PAR
8 2 (2.06%) Avaya
8 2 (2.06%) Cognos
8 2 (2.06%) CommVault
8 2 (2.06%) Dell
8 2 (2.06%) Intel Security
8 2 (2.06%) Nintex
8 2 (2.06%) TIBCO
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
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