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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 23 28 34
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +6
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 45 38 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 6.50% 5.98% 4.94%
As % of the System Software category 57.69% 50.67% 70.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 13 11
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£210 £160 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -54.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £131 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £388 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 16
Average hourly rate £29.75 £13.50 £12.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.37% +5.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £11.40 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.85 £16.00 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.42 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.85%
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
78 75 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 11.27% 11.81% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 34 22
Average daily rate £338 £345 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% -21.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £162 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £438 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 17
Average hourly rate £29.75 £14.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.50% +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £12.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £77.95 £34.00 £19.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 +9 14 £400 +34.45% 3
Stevenage +1 5 £210 -
Hemel Hempstead -1 5 £260 - 1
Borehamwood - 1 £190 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £200 -
St Albans - 1 - - 1
Baldock - - - -
Tring - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Kings Langley - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Active Directory
East of England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 93 (92.08%) Windows
2 39 (38.61%) Microsoft
2 39 (38.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 36 (35.64%) VMware
4 28 (27.72%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (25.74%) DNS
5 26 (25.74%) Windows 7
6 25 (24.75%) Windows XP
7 24 (23.76%) MS Exchange
8 23 (22.77%) VMware Infrastructure
9 22 (21.78%) Citrix
9 22 (21.78%) MS Office
10 20 (19.80%) MS Excel
11 19 (18.81%) Symantec
11 19 (18.81%) DHCP
12 18 (17.82%) PowerShell
13 17 (16.83%) Windows Server 2012
13 17 (16.83%) ITIL
14 16 (15.84%) vSphere
15 13 (12.87%) Exchange Server 2010
15 13 (12.87%) SCCM
16 12 (11.88%) Hyper-V
16 12 (11.88%) Blackberry
17 11 (10.89%) IIS
17 11 (10.89%) VPN
17 11 (10.89%) HP
17 11 (10.89%) SAN
17 11 (10.89%) Windows 8
18 10 (9.90%) SharePoint
18 10 (9.90%) Firewall

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 24 (23.76%) MS Exchange
2 13 (12.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (10.89%) IIS
4 10 (9.90%) SharePoint
5 9 (8.91%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (6.93%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (4.95%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.98%) WorkSite
9 1 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.99%) Lync
9 1 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 22 (21.78%) MS Office
2 20 (19.80%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.99%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.95%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.98%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.98%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.98%) Google Apps
3 2 (1.98%) Office 365
4 1 (0.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (25.74%) DNS
2 19 (18.81%) DHCP
3 11 (10.89%) VPN
3 11 (10.89%) SAN
4 10 (9.90%) Firewall
5 8 (7.92%) TCP/IP
6 6 (5.94%) VoIP
7 3 (2.97%) LAN
7 3 (2.97%) FTP
7 3 (2.97%) Wireless
7 3 (2.97%) SSH
8 2 (1.98%) WAN
8 2 (1.98%) MPLS
9 1 (0.99%) Internet
9 1 (0.99%) SMTP
9 1 (0.99%) LDAP
9 1 (0.99%) IPsec
9 1 (0.99%) VLAN
9 1 (0.99%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.99%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.91%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.95%) SQL Server 2000
2 5 (4.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.98%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.99%) MSI
General
1 6 (5.94%) Finance
2 5 (4.95%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.99%) Back Office
3 1 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (0.99%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 30 (29.70%) Analyst
2 19 (18.81%) Support Analyst
3 15 (14.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (11.88%) IT Support
4 12 (11.88%) Support Engineer
4 12 (11.88%) Desktop Support
4 12 (11.88%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (8.91%) IT Support Analyst
6 7 (6.93%) Network Support
7 6 (5.94%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) Administrator
8 5 (4.95%) Network Analyst
8 5 (4.95%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 5 (4.95%) Network Support Analyst
8 5 (4.95%) Consultant
8 5 (4.95%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (4.95%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) Desktop Analyst
9 4 (3.96%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (3.96%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.95%) Web Services
2 4 (3.96%) .NET
3 1 (0.99%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.99%) CSS
3 1 (0.99%) HTML
3 1 (0.99%) jQuery
3 1 (0.99%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.88%) Blackberry
2 7 (6.93%) Clustering
3 5 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.96%) PKI
5 2 (1.98%) iPad
5 2 (1.98%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.99%) Handset
6 1 (0.99%) Replication
6 1 (0.99%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.99%) Statistics
6 1 (0.99%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.99%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 93 (92.08%) Windows
2 39 (38.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (27.72%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (25.74%) Windows 7
5 25 (24.75%) Windows XP
6 17 (16.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (10.89%) Windows 8
8 7 (6.93%) Android
9 5 (4.95%) Windows 2000
10 4 (3.96%) Linux
11 2 (1.98%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.98%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.98%) UNIX
12 1 (0.99%) Mac OS X Server
12 1 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (16.83%) ITIL
2 7 (6.93%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (6.93%) Migration
3 6 (5.94%) Project Management
4 5 (4.95%) Change Management
5 4 (3.96%) Service Delivery
5 4 (3.96%) E-Commerce
6 3 (2.97%) Quality Management
6 3 (2.97%) Configuration Management
6 3 (2.97%) Load Balancing
6 3 (2.97%) Coaching
7 2 (1.98%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (1.98%) Mentoring
7 2 (1.98%) Analytics
7 2 (1.98%) Data Analytics
7 2 (1.98%) Change Control
7 2 (1.98%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (1.98%) Matrix Management
7 2 (1.98%) Process Management
7 2 (1.98%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 18 (17.82%) PowerShell
2 3 (2.97%) SQL
3 2 (1.98%) Java
4 1 (0.99%) Python
4 1 (0.99%) Perl
4 1 (0.99%) PHP
4 1 (0.99%) C#
4 1 (0.99%) VBScript
4 1 (0.99%) VB
4 1 (0.99%) VB.NET
4 1 (0.99%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (8.91%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.92%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.97%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.97%) MCITP
5 2 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (1.98%) Degree
6 1 (0.99%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.94%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (22.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (15.84%) vSphere
3 12 (11.88%) Hyper-V
4 7 (6.93%) Terminal Services
5 5 (4.95%) VMware ESX
5 5 (4.95%) vCloud
6 3 (2.97%) ISA Server
6 3 (2.97%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (1.98%) XenServer
8 1 (0.99%) NFS
8 1 (0.99%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.99%) VMFS
8 1 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (12.87%) SCCM
2 9 (8.91%) SCOM
3 8 (7.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 6 (5.94%) NetBackup
5 5 (4.95%) Backup Exec
5 5 (4.95%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (3.96%) WSUS
7 3 (2.97%) SCVMM
7 3 (2.97%) Puppet
7 3 (2.97%) SCOrch
7 3 (2.97%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (2.97%) SCSM
8 2 (1.98%) Nagios
9 1 (0.99%) OpenView
9 1 (0.99%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 39 (38.61%) Microsoft
2 36 (35.64%) VMware
3 22 (21.78%) Citrix
4 19 (18.81%) Symantec
5 11 (10.89%) HP
6 7 (6.93%) Sophos
7 6 (5.94%) Altiris
8 5 (4.95%) Cisco
8 5 (4.95%) Veritas
8 5 (4.95%) Lotus
8 5 (4.95%) Acronis
9 4 (3.96%) Google
9 4 (3.96%) NetApp
10 3 (2.97%) Dell
11 2 (1.98%) Veeam
11 2 (1.98%) Lumension
11 2 (1.98%) Akamai
11 2 (1.98%) Mitel
11 2 (1.98%) Websense
11 2 (1.98%) PeopleSoft
Hertfordshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £29.75 per hour
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