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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 24 30 31
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 41 35 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 6.22% 5.69% 4.70%
As % of the System Software category 56.16% 54.69% 73.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 10
Average daily rate
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£220 £160 £329
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -51.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £111 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £445 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £270
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 9
Average hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +4.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £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
73 64 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 11.08% 10.41% 6.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 34 16
Average daily rate £475 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £155 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £415 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 9
Average hourly rate £29.75 £13.00 £12.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.84% +7.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +13 12 £525 +10.52% 3
Hemel Hempstead -4 10 £250 +138.09% 6
Stevenage -3 1 - -
Letchworth - 1 - - 1
St Albans - 1 - - 1
Welwyn Garden City - - - - 1
Cheshunt - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Tring - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Broxbourne - - - - 1
Active Directory
East of England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 82 (90.11%) Windows
2 37 (40.66%) Microsoft
2 37 (40.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (34.07%) VMware
4 24 (26.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (24.18%) Windows XP
5 22 (24.18%) MS Office
6 21 (23.08%) DNS
7 19 (20.88%) Symantec
7 19 (20.88%) VMware Infrastructure
8 18 (19.78%) Windows 7
8 18 (19.78%) Citrix
9 17 (18.68%) DHCP
9 17 (18.68%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (17.58%) PowerShell
10 16 (17.58%) MS Exchange
11 14 (15.38%) MS Excel
12 13 (14.29%) ITIL
12 13 (14.29%) Hyper-V
12 13 (14.29%) SCCM
13 12 (13.19%) vSphere
14 11 (12.09%) Blackberry
15 10 (10.99%) IIS
15 10 (10.99%) SCOM
16 9 (9.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 9 (9.89%) SharePoint
16 9 (9.89%) VPN
16 9 (9.89%) HP
16 9 (9.89%) Firewall
17 8 (8.79%) Microsoft Certification

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 16 (17.58%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.99%) IIS
3 9 (9.89%) SharePoint
4 7 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (6.59%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (5.49%) IBM Notes
7 2 (2.20%) WorkSite
8 1 (1.10%) Lync
8 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 22 (24.18%) MS Office
2 14 (15.38%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.49%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.20%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.20%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.20%) Google Apps
3 2 (2.20%) Office 365
4 1 (1.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (23.08%) DNS
2 17 (18.68%) DHCP
3 9 (9.89%) VPN
3 9 (9.89%) Firewall
4 7 (7.69%) SAN
5 6 (6.59%) VoIP
6 5 (5.49%) TCP/IP
7 4 (4.40%) LAN
8 3 (3.30%) SSH
8 3 (3.30%) WAN
9 2 (2.20%) Wireless
9 2 (2.20%) MPLS
9 2 (2.20%) FTP
10 1 (1.10%) VLAN
10 1 (1.10%) iSCSI
10 1 (1.10%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.40%) SQL Server 2000
2 4 (4.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.20%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (1.10%) MSI
General
1 4 (4.40%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.30%) Finance
3 1 (1.10%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 22 (24.18%) Analyst
2 17 (18.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 11 (12.09%) Support Engineer
4 11 (12.09%) Desktop Support
4 11 (12.09%) 2nd Line Support
5 10 (10.99%) IT Support
6 7 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
7 6 (6.59%) IT Support Analyst
7 6 (6.59%) Administrator
7 6 (6.59%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (5.49%) Consultant
9 4 (4.40%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (4.40%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (4.40%) Network Support Analyst
9 4 (4.40%) Junior
9 4 (4.40%) Network Support
9 4 (4.40%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.40%) Desktop Analyst
9 4 (4.40%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.49%) Web Services
2 3 (3.30%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.09%) Blackberry
2 6 (6.59%) Clustering
3 4 (4.40%) PKI
3 4 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.20%) iPad
5 1 (1.10%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.10%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.10%) Handset
5 1 (1.10%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 82 (90.11%) Windows
2 37 (40.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (26.37%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (24.18%) Windows XP
5 18 (19.78%) Windows 7
6 17 (18.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (5.49%) Windows 8
7 5 (5.49%) Android
7 5 (5.49%) Windows 2000
8 3 (3.30%) Linux
9 2 (2.20%) UNIX
9 2 (2.20%) Windows Vista
9 2 (2.20%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.10%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (14.29%) ITIL
2 7 (7.69%) Migration
3 6 (6.59%) Project Management
4 5 (5.49%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (4.40%) Service Delivery
5 4 (4.40%) Change Management
5 4 (4.40%) E-Commerce
6 3 (3.30%) Coaching
6 3 (3.30%) Configuration Management
7 2 (2.20%) Quality Management
7 2 (2.20%) Process Management
7 2 (2.20%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (2.20%) PRINCE2
7 2 (2.20%) CRM
7 2 (2.20%) Matrix Management
7 2 (2.20%) Load Balancing
7 2 (2.20%) Change Control
7 2 (2.20%) Analytics
7 2 (2.20%) Data Analytics
8 1 (1.10%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.58%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.20%) Java
2 2 (2.20%) SQL
3 1 (1.10%) Python
3 1 (1.10%) VBScript
3 1 (1.10%) VB
3 1 (1.10%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.10%) Perl
3 1 (1.10%) PHP
3 1 (1.10%) VB6
Qualifications
1 8 (8.79%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (8.79%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.40%) MCSE
4 3 (3.30%) Degree
4 3 (3.30%) MCITP
4 3 (3.30%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (2.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.10%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.59%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (20.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 12 (13.19%) vSphere
4 7 (7.69%) Terminal Services
5 4 (4.40%) VMware ESX
5 4 (4.40%) vCloud
6 3 (3.30%) Forefront TMG
6 3 (3.30%) ISA Server
7 2 (2.20%) XenServer
8 1 (1.10%) VMFS
8 1 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.10%) NFS
8 1 (1.10%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (14.29%) SCCM
2 10 (10.99%) SCOM
3 9 (9.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 5 (5.49%) WSUS
5 4 (4.40%) NetBackup
5 4 (4.40%) Backup Exec
5 4 (4.40%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (3.30%) SCOrch
6 3 (3.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (3.30%) SCSM
6 3 (3.30%) Puppet
7 2 (2.20%) Nagios
7 2 (2.20%) SCVMM
8 1 (1.10%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (1.10%) OpenView
Vendors
1 37 (40.66%) Microsoft
2 31 (34.07%) VMware
3 19 (20.88%) Symantec
4 18 (19.78%) Citrix
5 9 (9.89%) HP
6 6 (6.59%) Altiris
7 5 (5.49%) Lotus
8 4 (4.40%) Sophos
8 4 (4.40%) NetApp
8 4 (4.40%) Veritas
8 4 (4.40%) Cisco
8 4 (4.40%) Acronis
9 3 (3.30%) Google
9 3 (3.30%) Dell
10 2 (2.20%) Mitel
10 2 (2.20%) PeopleSoft
10 2 (2.20%) CommVault
10 2 (2.20%) Akamai
10 2 (2.20%) Veeam
11 1 (1.10%) MobileIron
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