The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for Active Directory skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Active Directory
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 18 11
Rank change year-on-year 0 -7  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 45 44 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 7.12% 6.61% 9.14%
As % of the System Software category 40.18% 61.97% 55.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 20 37
Median daily rate £310 £220 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.90% -34.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £110 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £467 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 18
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.75% -43.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £13.15 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.26 £15.35 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  

Active Directory is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 112 71 147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 17.72% 10.66% 16.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 39 75
Median daily rate £450 £320 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.62% -8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £170 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £455 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 21
Median hourly rate £16.81 £14.25 £32.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.92% -55.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.15 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.76 £15.35 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.16% +22.85%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing Active Directory as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Hertfordshire

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Active Directory in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Hertfordshire

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Hertfordshire

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory in Hertfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory 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 23 June 2017. 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 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
Watford -3 19 £305 +45.23% 3
Hatfield +1 8 £303 +0.83% 3
Hemel Hempstead +12 6 £450 - 3
Stevenage -2 2 - -
Welwyn - 2 £325 -
Welwyn Garden City -3 1 £113 -71.87% 2
Bishop's Stortford - 1 - - 1
Letchworth - 1 - -
Active Directory
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, 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 44 (51.76%) Windows
2 42 (49.41%) Microsoft
3 23 (27.06%) MS Exchange
3 23 (27.06%) Windows 7
4 21 (24.71%) SCCM
5 20 (23.53%) Office 365
6 18 (21.18%) Windows Server
6 18 (21.18%) VMware
6 18 (21.18%) Microsoft Office
6 18 (21.18%) PowerShell
7 16 (18.82%) LAN
8 15 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
9 14 (16.47%) ITIL
9 14 (16.47%) SQL
9 14 (16.47%) Dell
9 14 (16.47%) Citrix
9 14 (16.47%) Migration
10 13 (15.29%) WAN
10 13 (15.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (15.29%) Windows 10
11 12 (14.12%) OneDrive
11 12 (14.12%) Exchange Server 2010
11 12 (14.12%) HP
12 11 (12.94%) Microsoft Azure
12 11 (12.94%) Windows 8
12 11 (12.94%) Azure Active Directory
13 10 (11.76%) Data Centre
13 10 (11.76%) Microsoft Intune
13 10 (11.76%) SQL Server
13 10 (11.76%) LDAP

Active Directory
Co-occurring 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 23 (27.06%) MS Exchange
2 12 (14.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (9.41%) SharePoint
4 7 (8.24%) Skype for Business
5 6 (7.06%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (3.53%) IBM Notes
7 3 (3.53%) OpenStack
7 3 (3.53%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (1.18%) CMS
8 1 (1.18%) Confluence
8 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.18%) IIS
Applications
1 18 (21.18%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (4.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 20 (23.53%) Office 365
2 12 (14.12%) OneDrive
3 11 (12.94%) Azure Active Directory
3 11 (12.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (3.53%) IaaS
6 1 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 16 (18.82%) LAN
2 13 (15.29%) WAN
3 10 (11.76%) LDAP
4 8 (9.41%) Internet
4 8 (9.41%) Remote Desktop
5 7 (8.24%) SAN
5 7 (8.24%) Skype
6 6 (7.06%) Firewall
7 5 (5.88%) DHCP
7 5 (5.88%) DNS
8 4 (4.71%) Unified Communications
8 4 (4.71%) VoIP
9 3 (3.53%) HTTP
9 3 (3.53%) PBX
9 3 (3.53%) SMTP
9 3 (3.53%) TCP/IP
9 3 (3.53%) WLAN
10 2 (2.35%) iSCSI
10 2 (2.35%) NetScaler
10 2 (2.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.35%) Big Data
2 2 (2.35%) GIS
2 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (2.35%) JIRA
1 2 (2.35%) MSI
1 2 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.18%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (7.06%) Legal
2 5 (5.88%) Finance
3 4 (4.71%) Games
4 3 (3.53%) Law
4 3 (3.53%) Marketing
5 2 (2.35%) French Language
5 2 (2.35%) German Language
5 2 (2.35%) Retail
5 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.18%) Advertising
6 1 (1.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (23.53%) Analyst
2 11 (12.94%) Desktop Support
2 11 (12.94%) Support Analyst
2 11 (12.94%) Support Engineer
3 10 (11.76%) Consultant
4 8 (9.41%) IT Analyst
4 8 (9.41%) IT Support
5 7 (8.24%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (8.24%) Technical Support
6 5 (5.88%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 5 (5.88%) Designer
6 5 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 5 (5.88%) Migration Engineer
6 5 (5.88%) Office 365 Engineer
7 4 (4.71%) Active Directory Engineer
7 4 (4.71%) Hyper-V Consultant
7 4 (4.71%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 4 (4.71%) IT Engineer
7 4 (4.71%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.88%) SAML
2 4 (4.71%) .NET
3 3 (3.53%) .NET Framework
3 3 (3.53%) Java SE
4 2 (2.35%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.35%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (2.35%) HTML
4 2 (2.35%) HTML5
4 2 (2.35%) JSP
4 2 (2.35%) Spring
4 2 (2.35%) Windows Identity Foundation
5 1 (1.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.88%) PKI
2 5 (5.88%) Smartphone
3 4 (4.71%) CESG
3 4 (4.71%) Driving Licence
3 4 (4.71%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.53%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.53%) Private Cloud
4 3 (3.53%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.35%) Credit Risk
5 2 (2.35%) User Experience
6 1 (1.18%) Animation
6 1 (1.18%) Biotechnology
6 1 (1.18%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.18%) Clustering
6 1 (1.18%) EPoS
6 1 (1.18%) iPhone
6 1 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 44 (51.76%) Windows
2 23 (27.06%) Windows 7
3 18 (21.18%) Windows Server
4 13 (15.29%) Windows 10
4 13 (15.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (12.94%) Windows 8
6 8 (9.41%) Linux
6 8 (9.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (7.06%) Unix
8 4 (4.71%) Windows 2000 Server
8 4 (4.71%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.35%) Android
9 2 (2.35%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.35%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.35%) Windows Vista
9 2 (2.35%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (16.47%) ITIL
1 14 (16.47%) Migration
2 9 (10.59%) Mobile Device Management
3 6 (7.06%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (5.88%) Identity Management
4 5 (5.88%) PRINCE2
4 5 (5.88%) Project Management
5 4 (4.71%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (4.71%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 4 (4.71%) Disk Encryption
5 4 (4.71%) Presales
5 4 (4.71%) Service Delivery
6 3 (3.53%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (3.53%) Change Management
6 3 (3.53%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (3.53%) E-Commerce
6 3 (3.53%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (3.53%) Proactive Monitoring
6 3 (3.53%) Server Virtualisation
6 3 (3.53%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 18 (21.18%) PowerShell
2 14 (16.47%) SQL
3 5 (5.88%) VBScript
4 2 (2.35%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.35%) Java
4 2 (2.35%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.18%) C
5 1 (1.18%) C#
5 1 (1.18%) C++
5 1 (1.18%) Korn
5 1 (1.18%) Python
5 1 (1.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (8.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (7.06%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.88%) Degree
3 5 (5.88%) MCSE
3 5 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (4.71%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.35%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.35%) MCSA
6 1 (1.18%) CCNA
6 1 (1.18%) CCNP
6 1 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.18%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.18%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.18%) MBCS
6 1 (1.18%) PMP
6 1 (1.18%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (10.59%) Hyper-V
2 9 (10.59%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (7.06%) BitLocker
4 5 (5.88%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (5.88%) XenApp
4 5 (5.88%) XenDesktop
5 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (4.71%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (3.53%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (3.53%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.18%) DFS Replication
7 1 (1.18%) Docker
7 1 (1.18%) NFS
7 1 (1.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (24.71%) SCCM
2 10 (11.76%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (4.71%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (4.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 4 (4.71%) WSUS
4 3 (3.53%) SCOM
5 2 (2.35%) BladeLogic
5 2 (2.35%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (2.35%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (2.35%) SCDPM
5 2 (2.35%) SCSM
5 2 (2.35%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.18%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.18%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (1.18%) OpenView
6 1 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.18%) WMI
Vendors
1 42 (49.41%) Microsoft
2 18 (21.18%) VMware
3 14 (16.47%) Citrix
3 14 (16.47%) Dell
4 12 (14.12%) HP
5 6 (7.06%) Cisco
6 5 (5.88%) Symantec
7 4 (4.71%) Altiris
7 4 (4.71%) LANDesk
7 4 (4.71%) Oracle
7 4 (4.71%) Veeam
8 3 (3.53%) Apple
8 3 (3.53%) Forcepoint
8 3 (3.53%) IBM
8 3 (3.53%) Lotus
8 3 (3.53%) NetApp
8 3 (3.53%) Reuters
9 2 (2.35%) BMC
9 2 (2.35%) McAfee
9 2 (2.35%) TOWER Software
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