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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 10 9 22
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +13
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 81 66 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 10.15% 10.77% 6.42%
As % of the System Software category 54.73% 75.86% 57.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 27 8
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£343 £190 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+80.26% -41.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £123 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £370 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £265 £275
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 12
Average hourly rate £32.00 £16.00 £17.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -8.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.10 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £28.05 £30.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -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
148 87 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 18.55% 14.19% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 39 22
Average daily rate £350 £283 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.89% -20.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £160 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £500 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 15 12
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.25 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.89% -33.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.85 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 £29.75 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 1 July 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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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 21 £425 +82.79% 2
Welwyn Garden City +3 20 £350 +3.70% 1
Royston - 9 £175 - 1
Stevenage - 6 £258 -
St Albans +1 3 - -
Hemel Hempstead -7 3 £188 -1.31% 6
Hertford - 2 - -
Active Directory
East of England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 99 (81.15%) Windows
2 57 (46.72%) Microsoft
3 43 (35.25%) VMware
3 43 (35.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 39 (31.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 39 (31.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 34 (27.87%) Citrix
6 30 (24.59%) SCCM
7 29 (23.77%) DNS
8 27 (22.13%) VMware Infrastructure
9 24 (19.67%) HP
10 23 (18.85%) DHCP
11 22 (18.03%) ITIL
12 21 (17.21%) SAN
13 20 (16.39%) Change Management
14 19 (15.57%) MS Office
14 19 (15.57%) Windows XP
14 19 (15.57%) Hyper-V
15 17 (13.93%) SharePoint
15 17 (13.93%) Firewall
15 17 (13.93%) Migration
16 16 (13.11%) Symantec
16 16 (13.11%) MS Excel
16 16 (13.11%) SQL Server
16 16 (13.11%) Cisco
16 16 (13.11%) TCP/IP
16 16 (13.11%) Windows 7
17 15 (12.30%) Data Centre
17 15 (12.30%) PowerShell
17 15 (12.30%) SCOM

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 17 (13.93%) SharePoint
2 13 (10.66%) MS Exchange
3 11 (9.02%) IIS
4 5 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (3.28%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (3.28%) WorkSite
6 3 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.46%) Lync
6 3 (2.46%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.82%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 19 (15.57%) MS Office
2 16 (13.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.46%) Office 365
2 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (23.77%) DNS
2 23 (18.85%) DHCP
3 21 (17.21%) SAN
4 17 (13.93%) Firewall
5 16 (13.11%) TCP/IP
6 14 (11.48%) LDAP
7 13 (10.66%) LAN
7 13 (10.66%) WAN
8 9 (7.38%) Internet
9 7 (5.74%) SSH
9 7 (5.74%) Telnet
10 6 (4.92%) PuTTY
11 5 (4.10%) VPN
12 4 (3.28%) MPLS
13 3 (2.46%) VoIP
13 3 (2.46%) Network Security
14 2 (1.64%) NAS
14 2 (1.64%) VLAN
14 2 (1.64%) Ethernet
14 2 (1.64%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.11%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.28%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (5.74%) Toad
2 5 (4.10%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (5.74%) Finance
2 3 (2.46%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.64%) Retail
3 2 (1.64%) Marketing
4 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (12.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (10.66%) 2nd Line Support
2 13 (10.66%) Analyst
3 12 (9.84%) Desktop Support
3 12 (9.84%) Administrator
4 10 (8.20%) Consultant
5 9 (7.38%) Support Engineer
6 7 (5.74%) 1st Line Support
6 7 (5.74%) Help Desk Support
6 7 (5.74%) IT Support
7 6 (4.92%) Project Manager
7 6 (4.92%) Support Analyst
7 6 (4.92%) Cyber-Ark Consultant
8 5 (4.10%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (3.28%) Service Analyst
9 4 (3.28%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (3.28%) Desktop Engineer
9 4 (3.28%) Technical Support
9 4 (3.28%) Architect
9 4 (3.28%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.66%) .NET
2 8 (6.56%) Web Services
3 5 (4.10%) WCF
4 4 (3.28%) OAuth
4 4 (3.28%) XACML
4 4 (3.28%) SPML
4 4 (3.28%) OpenID
4 4 (3.28%) SAML
5 2 (1.64%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.82%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.82%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.82%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.30%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.74%) Kindle
2 7 (5.74%) Clustering
2 7 (5.74%) PKI
3 6 (4.92%) Blackberry
4 4 (3.28%) Replication
5 3 (2.46%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.82%) AS400
7 1 (0.82%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.82%) NHS
7 1 (0.82%) CMDB
7 1 (0.82%) FMCG
7 1 (0.82%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 99 (81.15%) Windows
2 43 (35.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (31.97%) Windows Server 2003
3 39 (31.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (15.57%) Windows XP
5 16 (13.11%) Windows 7
6 14 (11.48%) Windows 2000 Server
7 12 (9.84%) Android
8 8 (6.56%) Linux
9 5 (4.10%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.46%) UNIX
11 2 (1.64%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (18.03%) ITIL
2 20 (16.39%) Change Management
3 17 (13.93%) Migration
4 12 (9.84%) Project Management
5 10 (8.20%) Mentoring
6 9 (7.38%) Service Delivery
7 8 (6.56%) Identity Management
8 7 (5.74%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (5.74%) Configuration Management
9 6 (4.92%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (4.92%) Change Control
9 6 (4.92%) Server Building
10 5 (4.10%) Process Management
11 4 (3.28%) Quality Management
11 4 (3.28%) PRINCE2
11 4 (3.28%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (3.28%) Asset Management
11 4 (3.28%) Build Automation
11 4 (3.28%) Data Analytics
11 4 (3.28%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 15 (12.30%) PowerShell
2 8 (6.56%) C#
2 8 (6.56%) SQL
3 7 (5.74%) Java
4 5 (4.10%) VB.NET
5 4 (3.28%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (9.84%) Degree
2 11 (9.02%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (7.38%) CCNA
4 7 (5.74%) MCSE
4 7 (5.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (4.10%) CISSP
5 5 (4.10%) SC Cleared
5 5 (4.10%) Security Cleared
6 4 (3.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (3.28%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (3.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (2.46%) CCNP
8 1 (0.82%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.56%) SLA
2 7 (5.74%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.82%) GxP
System Software
1 27 (22.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (15.57%) Hyper-V
3 11 (9.02%) vSphere
4 10 (8.20%) XenApp
4 10 (8.20%) Terminal Services
5 6 (4.92%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 5 (4.10%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (3.28%) XenServer
8 3 (2.46%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.82%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.82%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.82%) Samba
Systems Management
1 30 (24.59%) SCCM
2 15 (12.30%) SCOM
3 10 (8.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 7 (5.74%) Tivoli
5 6 (4.92%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 6 (4.92%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 5 (4.10%) CA Single Sign-On
6 5 (4.10%) Novell Identity Manager
7 4 (3.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (2.46%) SCOrch
8 3 (2.46%) Puppet
9 2 (1.64%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.82%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 57 (46.72%) Microsoft
2 43 (35.25%) VMware
3 34 (27.87%) Citrix
4 24 (19.67%) HP
5 16 (13.11%) Cisco
5 16 (13.11%) Symantec
6 14 (11.48%) Dell
7 9 (7.38%) IBM
7 9 (7.38%) Oracle
7 9 (7.38%) Cyber-Ark
8 8 (6.56%) Apple
9 7 (5.74%) CA
9 7 (5.74%) Sun
10 6 (4.92%) NetApp
10 6 (4.92%) Novell
11 5 (4.10%) Avaya
12 4 (3.28%) EMC
12 4 (3.28%) ServiceNow
13 3 (2.46%) Altiris
13 3 (2.46%) Lotus
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