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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 24 17 22
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 40 47 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 6.20% 7.30% 6.72%
As % of the System Software category 51.28% 58.75% 64.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 27 27
Median daily rate £243 £300 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.16% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £146 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £493 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 6
Median hourly rate £12.00 £13.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -31.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.59 £11.15 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £29.25 £59.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £14.79 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.94% -1.41%
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 80 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 12.09% 12.42% 10.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 35 40
Median daily rate £356 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.93% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £164 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £495 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 7
Median hourly rate £10.00 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.17% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.31 £10.80 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £71.75 £90.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.03%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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
Stevenage +2 8 £400 +175.86%
Watford -5 7 £203 -7.95% 1
Welwyn Garden City -12 4 £150 -73.91% 2
Rickmansworth - 3 £155 -
Hemel Hempstead -3 2 £375 -24.05% 2
Royston - 2 - -
Harpenden - 1 - -
Active Directory
East of England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 (87.21%) Windows
2 38 (44.19%) Microsoft
3 27 (31.40%) VMware
4 25 (29.07%) Windows 7
5 24 (27.91%) SCCM
6 20 (23.26%) ITIL
7 19 (22.09%) Windows Server
8 17 (19.77%) Citrix
9 16 (18.60%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (17.44%) SQL
10 15 (17.44%) MS Excel
11 14 (16.28%) MS Exchange
11 14 (16.28%) Windows Server 2012
12 13 (15.12%) Office 365
12 13 (15.12%) VMware Infrastructure
13 11 (12.79%) Degree
13 11 (12.79%) MS Office
13 11 (12.79%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (12.79%) DNS
14 10 (11.63%) PRINCE2
14 10 (11.63%) Linux
14 10 (11.63%) Finance
14 10 (11.63%) vSphere
14 10 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
15 9 (10.47%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (10.47%) SharePoint
15 9 (10.47%) MCP
16 8 (9.30%) SQL Server
16 8 (9.30%) Unix
16 8 (9.30%) DHCP

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 14 (16.28%) MS Exchange
2 9 (10.47%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.98%) IIS
4 4 (4.65%) Apache
5 3 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (3.49%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.16%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.16%) ThingWorx
7 1 (1.16%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (17.44%) MS Excel
2 11 (12.79%) MS Office
3 2 (2.33%) Windchill
4 1 (1.16%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) OpenText MBPM
2 1 (1.16%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 13 (15.12%) Office 365
2 4 (4.65%) OneDrive
3 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (1.16%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.79%) DNS
2 8 (9.30%) DHCP
2 8 (9.30%) Firewall
2 8 (9.30%) Internet
3 5 (5.81%) Network Security
4 4 (4.65%) SAN
5 3 (3.49%) Kerberos
5 3 (3.49%) LAN
5 3 (3.49%) NetScaler
5 3 (3.49%) WAN
5 3 (3.49%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (2.33%) Intranet
6 2 (2.33%) IP Telephony
6 2 (2.33%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (2.33%) SSL
6 2 (2.33%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.33%) VPN
6 2 (2.33%) Wireshark
7 1 (1.16%) FTP
7 1 (1.16%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.81%) MySQL
2 5 (5.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.49%) OLTP
5 2 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (1.16%) MSI
1 1 (1.16%) Xcode
General
1 10 (11.63%) Finance
2 6 (6.98%) Local Government
3 5 (5.81%) Advertising
4 4 (4.65%) Retail
5 3 (3.49%) Legal
6 2 (2.33%) Aerospace
6 2 (2.33%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.16%) Banking
7 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (33.72%) Analyst
2 13 (15.12%) Support Analyst
3 11 (12.79%) Support Engineer
4 9 (10.47%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (10.47%) Architect
5 8 (9.30%) Service Analyst
6 7 (8.14%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 7 (8.14%) Desktop Support
6 7 (8.14%) IT Support
6 7 (8.14%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (6.98%) Administrator
7 6 (6.98%) Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (6.98%) IT Analyst
8 5 (5.81%) Applications Support
8 5 (5.81%) Consultant
8 5 (5.81%) IT Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) Applications Support Analyst
9 4 (4.65%) IT Support Analyst
9 4 (4.65%) IT Support Engineer
10 3 (3.49%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.81%) SAML
2 4 (4.65%) Middleware
3 2 (2.33%) HTML
3 2 (2.33%) SAP PI
4 1 (1.16%) .NET
4 1 (1.16%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.16%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.30%) Fat Client
2 8 (9.30%) Thin Client
3 6 (6.98%) PKI
4 4 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.49%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.49%) EFT
5 3 (3.49%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (2.33%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.33%) iPad
6 2 (2.33%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.33%) NHS
7 1 (1.16%) CCTV
7 1 (1.16%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.16%) Replication
7 1 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 75 (87.21%) Windows
2 25 (29.07%) Windows 7
3 19 (22.09%) Windows Server
4 16 (18.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (16.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (11.63%) Linux
7 9 (10.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (9.30%) Unix
9 7 (8.14%) Windows 10
10 3 (3.49%) Solaris
10 3 (3.49%) Windows 8
11 2 (2.33%) Android
11 2 (2.33%) Windows XP
12 1 (1.16%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.16%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (23.26%) ITIL
2 10 (11.63%) PRINCE2
3 6 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (5.81%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (5.81%) Release Management
4 5 (5.81%) Service Delivery
5 4 (4.65%) Email Filtering
5 4 (4.65%) Identity Access Management
5 4 (4.65%) Network Architecture
5 4 (4.65%) Problem Management
6 3 (3.49%) Benchmarking
6 3 (3.49%) Data Analysis
6 3 (3.49%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (3.49%) Open Source
6 3 (3.49%) Performance Testing
6 3 (3.49%) PRINCE
6 3 (3.49%) Project Management
6 3 (3.49%) Security Architecture
6 3 (3.49%) Service Management
6 3 (3.49%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (17.44%) SQL
2 6 (6.98%) Java
3 5 (5.81%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.33%) C
4 2 (2.33%) C++
5 1 (1.16%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.16%) VB
5 1 (1.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (12.79%) Degree
1 11 (12.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (10.47%) MCP
3 8 (9.30%) Security Cleared
4 6 (6.98%) SC Cleared
5 5 (5.81%) MCSE
5 5 (5.81%) PMI Certification
5 5 (5.81%) PMP
5 5 (5.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (4.65%) MCITP
7 3 (3.49%) A+ Certification
7 3 (3.49%) MCSA
8 2 (2.33%) DBS Check
8 2 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (2.33%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (1.16%) CCNA
9 1 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.16%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.16%) FISMA
1 1 (1.16%) HIPAA
1 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.16%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.16%) QA
1 1 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.16%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (15.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (11.63%) vSphere
3 6 (6.98%) XenApp
4 5 (5.81%) Hyper-V
5 4 (4.65%) XenDesktop
6 3 (3.49%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (2.33%) BitLocker
7 2 (2.33%) XenServer
8 1 (1.16%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.16%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 24 (27.91%) SCCM
2 5 (5.81%) SCOM
3 3 (3.49%) OpenView
3 3 (3.49%) Tivoli
3 3 (3.49%) WhatsUp Gold
4 2 (2.33%) ZABBIX
5 1 (1.16%) Casper Suite
5 1 (1.16%) Puppet
5 1 (1.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 38 (44.19%) Microsoft
2 27 (31.40%) VMware
3 17 (19.77%) Citrix
4 8 (9.30%) Apple
5 7 (8.14%) Oracle
6 6 (6.98%) IBM
7 4 (4.65%) Cisco
8 3 (3.49%) BMC
8 3 (3.49%) SAP
8 3 (3.49%) Sun
9 2 (2.33%) Cognos
9 2 (2.33%) Dell
9 2 (2.33%) HP
9 2 (2.33%) Mitel
9 2 (2.33%) Nintex
9 2 (2.33%) Siemens
9 2 (2.33%) Spiceworks
9 2 (2.33%) TIBCO
10 1 (1.16%) PayPal
10 1 (1.16%) PTC