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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 31 17 31
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +14
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 49 43 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 5.87% 8.14% 5.88%
As % of the System Software category 64.47% 56.58% 63.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 8 12
Average daily rate
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£190 £165 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -53.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £140 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £256 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £290
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 16
Average hourly rate £21.50 £11.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.97% -30.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £10.05 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £97.50 £16.00 £22.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.90
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.04%
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
76 76 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 9.10% 14.39% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 24 25
Average daily rate £250 £330 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.24% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £158 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £438 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 19
Average hourly rate £21.50 £13.25 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.26% -28.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.23 £10.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £90.00 £34.00 £33.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -2.36%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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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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 +2 13 £213 -28.57% 5
Hemel Hempstead -5 7 £300 - 1
Welwyn Garden City -3 4 £200 - 1
Stevenage -4 4 £210 +100.00% 1
Borehamwood - 2 £190 - 1
Hertford +1 1 £160 -
St Albans - 1 - - 1
Baldock - - - -
Tring - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Kings Langley - - - - 1
Letchworth - - - - 1
Potters Bar - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Active Directory
East of England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 90 (84.11%) Windows
2 41 (38.32%) Windows 7
3 40 (37.38%) Microsoft
4 36 (33.64%) VMware
5 33 (30.84%) MS Exchange
5 33 (30.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (27.10%) MS Office
6 29 (27.10%) Windows XP
7 24 (22.43%) DNS
8 21 (19.63%) Symantec
8 21 (19.63%) MS Excel
9 19 (17.76%) VMware Infrastructure
9 19 (17.76%) Exchange Server 2010
9 19 (17.76%) Exchange Server 2007
10 18 (16.82%) PowerShell
11 16 (14.95%) Blackberry
11 16 (14.95%) ITIL
11 16 (14.95%) DHCP
11 16 (14.95%) Citrix
11 16 (14.95%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (13.08%) SAN
12 14 (13.08%) Windows Server 2003
13 13 (12.15%) SCCM
14 12 (11.21%) Exchange Server 2003
14 12 (11.21%) TCP/IP
14 12 (11.21%) HP
15 11 (10.28%) VPN
15 11 (10.28%) SharePoint
15 11 (10.28%) vSphere
15 11 (10.28%) Windows 8

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 33 (30.84%) MS Exchange
2 19 (17.76%) Exchange Server 2007
2 19 (17.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (11.21%) Exchange Server 2003
4 11 (10.28%) SharePoint
5 9 (8.41%) IIS
6 8 (7.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (4.67%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.87%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.87%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.93%) Lync
9 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.93%) Confluence
Applications
1 29 (27.10%) MS Office
2 21 (19.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.93%) SaaS
3 1 (0.93%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 24 (22.43%) DNS
2 16 (14.95%) DHCP
3 14 (13.08%) SAN
4 12 (11.21%) TCP/IP
5 11 (10.28%) VPN
6 10 (9.35%) Firewall
7 9 (8.41%) VoIP
8 5 (4.67%) NAS
8 5 (4.67%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (2.80%) Wireless
9 3 (2.80%) LAN
9 3 (2.80%) FTP
9 3 (2.80%) SSH
10 2 (1.87%) VLAN
10 2 (1.87%) WAN
11 1 (0.93%) SMTP
11 1 (0.93%) LDAP
11 1 (0.93%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.93%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (0.93%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.41%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.67%) SQL Server 2000
2 5 (4.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.93%) MSI
2 1 (0.93%) JIRA
General
1 7 (6.54%) Finance
2 5 (4.67%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.80%) Publishing
4 2 (1.87%) Back Office
5 1 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.93%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.93%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 34 (31.78%) Analyst
2 22 (20.56%) Support Engineer
3 19 (17.76%) Support Analyst
4 18 (16.82%) 2nd Line Support
5 13 (12.15%) Desktop Support
5 13 (12.15%) IT Support
6 12 (11.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (10.28%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 9 (8.41%) IT Support Analyst
9 7 (6.54%) Technical Analyst
10 6 (5.61%) Desktop Analyst
10 6 (5.61%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 6 (5.61%) Consultant
11 5 (4.67%) Wintel Engineer
11 5 (4.67%) Desktop Engineer
11 5 (4.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 4 (3.74%) Network Support
12 4 (3.74%) Service Desk Analyst
12 4 (3.74%) Technical Services Analyst
12 4 (3.74%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.74%) .NET
2 2 (1.87%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.87%) CSS
2 2 (1.87%) Ajax
2 2 (1.87%) jQuery
2 2 (1.87%) HTML
3 1 (0.93%) HTML5
3 1 (0.93%) CSS3
3 1 (0.93%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.95%) Blackberry
2 6 (5.61%) Clustering
3 5 (4.67%) PKI
3 5 (4.67%) Replication
4 4 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.74%) iPhone
4 4 (3.74%) iPad
5 2 (1.87%) HP StorageWorks
5 2 (1.87%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.93%) Statistics
6 1 (0.93%) RMADS
6 1 (0.93%) FMCG
6 1 (0.93%) CESG
6 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.93%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 90 (84.11%) Windows
2 41 (38.32%) Windows 7
3 33 (30.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (27.10%) Windows XP
5 16 (14.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (13.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (10.28%) Windows 8
8 6 (5.61%) Linux
9 5 (4.67%) Windows 2000
10 4 (3.74%) UNIX
10 4 (3.74%) Android
11 2 (1.87%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.93%) Mac OS X Server
12 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (14.95%) ITIL
2 9 (8.41%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (4.67%) Migration
4 4 (3.74%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (3.74%) E-Commerce
5 3 (2.80%) Project Management
5 3 (2.80%) Workflow
5 3 (2.80%) Load Balancing
6 2 (1.87%) Web Development
6 2 (1.87%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (1.87%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (1.87%) Matrix Management
6 2 (1.87%) Service Management
6 2 (1.87%) Service Delivery
6 2 (1.87%) Change Management
6 2 (1.87%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (0.93%) Asset Management
7 1 (0.93%) TOGAF
7 1 (0.93%) Workflow Management
7 1 (0.93%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.82%) PowerShell
2 10 (9.35%) SQL
3 5 (4.67%) Perl
3 5 (4.67%) VB
4 4 (3.74%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.87%) C#
6 1 (0.93%) Java
6 1 (0.93%) PHP
6 1 (0.93%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.93%) Python
6 1 (0.93%) VB6
6 1 (0.93%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (9.35%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.48%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.80%) MCSE
5 2 (1.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.93%) MCDST
6 1 (0.93%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.93%) PMP
6 1 (0.93%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.93%) MCSA
6 1 (0.93%) ISEB
6 1 (0.93%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.87%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (17.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (10.28%) vSphere
3 8 (7.48%) Hyper-V
4 5 (4.67%) vCloud
4 5 (4.67%) VMware ESX
5 4 (3.74%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.93%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.93%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.93%) Xen
6 1 (0.93%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.93%) VMFS
6 1 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.93%) KVM
6 1 (0.93%) NFS
Systems Management
1 13 (12.15%) SCCM
2 7 (6.54%) Backup Exec
3 6 (5.61%) NetBackup
3 6 (5.61%) SCOM
4 5 (4.67%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (3.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 4 (3.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (2.80%) SCSM
6 3 (2.80%) SCOrch
6 3 (2.80%) SCVMM
6 3 (2.80%) Puppet
7 1 (0.93%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.93%) WSUS
7 1 (0.93%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 40 (37.38%) Microsoft
2 36 (33.64%) VMware
3 21 (19.63%) Symantec
4 16 (14.95%) Citrix
5 12 (11.21%) HP
6 10 (9.35%) NetApp
7 9 (8.41%) Altiris
8 8 (7.48%) CommVault
9 7 (6.54%) Sophos
10 5 (4.67%) WatchGuard
10 5 (4.67%) Acronis
10 5 (4.67%) Veritas
10 5 (4.67%) Lotus
11 3 (2.80%) Dell
11 3 (2.80%) Cisco
11 3 (2.80%) Google
12 2 (1.87%) Trend Micro
12 2 (1.87%) Lumension
12 2 (1.87%) MobileIron
12 2 (1.87%) Websense
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