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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 14 22 21
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 65 58 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 7.95% 7.34% 7.27%
As % of the System Software category 61.32% 69.88% 52.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 22 4
Average daily rate
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£425 £186 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+128.18% +43.26%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 13
Average hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £29.75 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.61 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -2.60%
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
106 83 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 12.96% 10.51% 13.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 40 22
Average daily rate £425 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.54% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £110 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 18 13
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.25 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% -23.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.30 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £29.75 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015. 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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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
Watford 0 24 £425 +128.18% 2
Welwyn Garden City -4 9 £335 -
Royston - 7 £175 -
Hertford - 3 - -
St Albans +2 2 - - 4
Potters Bar - 2 - -
Hemel Hempstead -1 1 - -
Letchworth - 1 - - 2
Rickmansworth - 1 £450 -
Stevenage - 1 - - 3
Active Directory
East of England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

1 111 (79.29%) Windows
2 73 (52.14%) Microsoft
3 51 (36.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 48 (34.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 47 (33.57%) VMware
6 46 (32.86%) Citrix
6 46 (32.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 40 (28.57%) SCCM
8 31 (22.14%) DNS
9 29 (20.71%) Hyper-V
9 29 (20.71%) VMware Infrastructure
9 29 (20.71%) Data Centre
10 25 (17.86%) PowerShell
10 25 (17.86%) SCOM
10 25 (17.86%) Symantec
11 24 (17.14%) DHCP
11 24 (17.14%) SAN
11 24 (17.14%) ITIL
12 23 (16.43%) MS Excel
12 23 (16.43%) HP
13 21 (15.00%) Change Management
14 20 (14.29%) Firewall
14 20 (14.29%) Terminal Services
14 20 (14.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 19 (13.57%) SharePoint
15 19 (13.57%) SQL Server
16 17 (12.14%) MS Office
16 17 (12.14%) Migration
17 16 (11.43%) Windows XP
17 16 (11.43%) Cisco

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 19 (13.57%) SharePoint
2 12 (8.57%) MS Exchange
2 12 (8.57%) IIS
3 6 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.57%) IBM Notes
4 5 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (2.86%) WorkSite
5 4 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (2.86%) Lync
6 2 (1.43%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.71%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.71%) Apache
7 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
Applications
1 23 (16.43%) MS Excel
2 17 (12.14%) MS Office
3 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.86%) Office 365
2 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 31 (22.14%) DNS
2 24 (17.14%) SAN
2 24 (17.14%) DHCP
3 20 (14.29%) Firewall
4 15 (10.71%) LDAP
5 14 (10.00%) TCP/IP
6 12 (8.57%) LAN
6 12 (8.57%) WAN
7 11 (7.86%) Internet
8 9 (6.43%) Telnet
8 9 (6.43%) SSH
9 8 (5.71%) PuTTY
10 7 (5.00%) VPN
11 4 (2.86%) MPLS
12 3 (2.14%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (2.14%) NAS
12 3 (2.14%) VLAN
12 3 (2.14%) Network Security
13 2 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (1.43%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.86%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (6.43%) Toad
2 5 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (7.86%) Finance
2 4 (2.86%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.14%) Retail
4 2 (1.43%) Marketing
5 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.71%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (16.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (10.00%) Analyst
3 11 (7.86%) Project Manager
3 11 (7.86%) 2nd Line Support
4 10 (7.14%) Administrator
4 10 (7.14%) Consultant
5 8 (5.71%) Desktop Support
5 8 (5.71%) Support Engineer
6 7 (5.00%) Help Desk Support
6 7 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
7 6 (4.29%) IT Support
7 6 (4.29%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 6 (4.29%) Support Analyst
7 6 (4.29%) 1st Line Support
7 6 (4.29%) Cyber-Ark Consultant
8 5 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (2.86%) IT Project Manager
9 4 (2.86%) Developer
9 4 (2.86%) Implementation Manager
9 4 (2.86%) Implementation Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.71%) .NET
2 8 (5.71%) Web Services
3 5 (3.57%) WCF
4 4 (2.86%) OAuth
4 4 (2.86%) XACML
4 4 (2.86%) SPML
4 4 (2.86%) OpenID
4 4 (2.86%) SAML
5 2 (1.43%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.71%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.71%) COM
6 1 (0.71%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.71%) Middleware
6 1 (0.71%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 29 (20.71%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.43%) PKI
3 8 (5.71%) Clustering
4 7 (5.00%) Kindle
5 6 (4.29%) Blackberry
6 5 (3.57%) Replication
7 3 (2.14%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.43%) NHS
8 2 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.71%) AS400
9 1 (0.71%) CMDB
9 1 (0.71%) FMCG
9 1 (0.71%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 111 (79.29%) Windows
2 51 (36.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 48 (34.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 46 (32.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (11.43%) Windows XP
6 15 (10.71%) Windows 7
7 12 (8.57%) Linux
7 12 (8.57%) Windows 2000 Server
8 11 (7.86%) Android
9 5 (3.57%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.14%) UNIX
12 2 (1.43%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (17.14%) ITIL
2 21 (15.00%) Change Management
3 17 (12.14%) Migration
4 13 (9.29%) Project Management
5 10 (7.14%) Identity Management
5 10 (7.14%) Mentoring
6 8 (5.71%) Configuration Management
7 7 (5.00%) Server Building
8 6 (4.29%) PRINCE2
8 6 (4.29%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (4.29%) Service Delivery
8 6 (4.29%) Change Control
8 6 (4.29%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (3.57%) Build Automation
9 5 (3.57%) Process Management
9 5 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (3.57%) Asset Management
10 4 (2.86%) Quality Management
10 4 (2.86%) Data Analytics
10 4 (2.86%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 25 (17.86%) PowerShell
2 10 (7.14%) Java
3 9 (6.43%) SQL
3 9 (6.43%) C#
4 5 (3.57%) VB.NET
5 4 (2.86%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (7.86%) Degree
2 9 (6.43%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (5.71%) CCNA
4 5 (3.57%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.57%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.57%) CISSP
5 4 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (2.86%) MCSE
5 4 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.43%) CCNP
6 2 (1.43%) ISEB
6 2 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.71%) RHCE
7 1 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.71%) MCITP
7 1 (0.71%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.43%) SLA
2 7 (5.00%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.71%) GxP
System Software
1 29 (20.71%) VMware Infrastructure
1 29 (20.71%) Hyper-V
2 20 (14.29%) Terminal Services
3 13 (9.29%) vSphere
4 11 (7.86%) XenApp
5 8 (5.71%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 4 (2.86%) XenServer
6 4 (2.86%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.71%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.71%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.71%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.71%) Samba
Systems Management
1 40 (28.57%) SCCM
2 25 (17.86%) SCOM
3 20 (14.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 9 (6.43%) Tivoli
5 8 (5.71%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 8 (5.71%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 7 (5.00%) CA Single Sign-On
6 7 (5.00%) Novell Identity Manager
7 5 (3.57%) Puppet
8 4 (2.86%) SCOrch
8 4 (2.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (2.14%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (1.43%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.71%) WhatsUp Gold
11 1 (0.71%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.71%) DatAdvantage
11 1 (0.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 1 (0.71%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 73 (52.14%) Microsoft
2 47 (33.57%) VMware
3 46 (32.86%) Citrix
4 25 (17.86%) Symantec
5 23 (16.43%) HP
6 16 (11.43%) Cisco
7 14 (10.00%) Dell
8 13 (9.29%) Oracle
9 12 (8.57%) IBM
10 11 (7.86%) Cyber-Ark
11 9 (6.43%) Sun
12 8 (5.71%) CA
12 8 (5.71%) Novell
13 7 (5.00%) Apple
14 5 (3.57%) Lotus
14 5 (3.57%) ServiceNow
15 4 (2.86%) Red Hat
15 4 (2.86%) EMC
16 3 (2.14%) NetApp
16 3 (2.14%) 3PAR
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