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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 19 28 25
Rank change year-on-year +9 -3  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 40 33 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 6.47% 4.90% 6.69%
As % of the System Software category 57.97% 48.53% 52.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 21 20
Median daily rate £325 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.72% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £438 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -3.12% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 13
Median hourly rate £11.00 £14.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.13% -12.12%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  

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 69 68 87
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 11.17% 10.10% 12.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 39 36
Median daily rate £358 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £625 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 15
Median hourly rate £11.00 £16.00 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.25% +7.74%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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
Hatfield -2 9 £375 +25.00% 2
Watford +2 8 £130 -60.00% 10
St Albans +5 5 - -
Hemel Hempstead +7 2 £450 - 1
Hertford 0 2 £300 +71.42%
Stevenage 0 2 - - 1
Welwyn Garden City -5 2 £450 +104.54% 1
Welwyn - 1 £250 -
Active Directory
East of England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 48 (65.75%) Windows
2 36 (49.32%) Microsoft
3 19 (26.03%) MS Office
3 19 (26.03%) Windows 7
4 18 (24.66%) SCCM
5 16 (21.92%) MS Excel
5 16 (21.92%) MS Exchange
5 16 (21.92%) VMware
5 16 (21.92%) Windows Server
6 15 (20.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (17.81%) PowerShell
8 12 (16.44%) VMware Infrastructure
9 11 (15.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (15.07%) Unix
10 10 (13.70%) ITIL
10 10 (13.70%) SQL
10 10 (13.70%) Internet
11 9 (12.33%) Office 365
12 8 (10.96%) Windows 10
12 8 (10.96%) Finance
12 8 (10.96%) DNS
12 8 (10.96%) Linux
12 8 (10.96%) LAN
13 7 (9.59%) WAN
13 7 (9.59%) Migration
13 7 (9.59%) Degree
14 6 (8.22%) Microsoft Azure
14 6 (8.22%) Security Cleared
14 6 (8.22%) Windows 8
14 6 (8.22%) Mobile Device Management

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 16 (21.92%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (4.11%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.37%) Apache
4 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.37%) IIS
4 1 (1.37%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (26.03%) MS Office
2 16 (21.92%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.37%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.37%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.33%) Office 365
2 6 (8.22%) Azure Active Directory
2 6 (8.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.85%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.70%) Internet
2 8 (10.96%) DNS
2 8 (10.96%) LAN
3 7 (9.59%) WAN
4 6 (8.22%) DHCP
4 6 (8.22%) SAN
5 5 (6.85%) Firewall
5 5 (6.85%) LDAP
5 5 (6.85%) TCP/IP
6 3 (4.11%) Unified Communications
7 2 (2.74%) NetScaler
7 2 (2.74%) Wireless
7 2 (2.74%) Wireshark
8 1 (1.37%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.37%) FTP
8 1 (1.37%) Intranet
8 1 (1.37%) SNMP
8 1 (1.37%) VoIP
8 1 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.37%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.74%) Big Data
2 2 (2.74%) GIS
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.11%) MSI
2 1 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (10.96%) Finance
2 5 (6.85%) Legal
3 2 (2.74%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.74%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.74%) French Language
3 2 (2.74%) German Language
3 2 (2.74%) Marketing
4 1 (1.37%) Banking
4 1 (1.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (32.88%) Analyst
2 14 (19.18%) Support Analyst
3 9 (12.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 9 (12.33%) IT Analyst
3 9 (12.33%) Support Engineer
4 8 (10.96%) IT Support
5 6 (8.22%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 6 (8.22%) Consultant
6 5 (6.85%) Desktop Support
6 5 (6.85%) IT Support Analyst
7 4 (5.48%) Help Desk Analyst
7 4 (5.48%) Service Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) Active Directory Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Integration Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) IT Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Migration Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) Technical Support
8 3 (4.11%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.11%) Java SE
2 2 (2.74%) .NET
2 2 (2.74%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.37%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.22%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.48%) Driving Licence
2 4 (5.48%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (4.11%) EFT
4 2 (2.74%) Credit Risk
4 2 (2.74%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.74%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (2.74%) NHS
4 2 (2.74%) Smartphone
4 2 (2.74%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.37%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.37%) CCTV
5 1 (1.37%) Clustering
5 1 (1.37%) EPoS
5 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 48 (65.75%) Windows
2 19 (26.03%) Windows 7
3 16 (21.92%) Windows Server
4 15 (20.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (15.07%) Unix
5 11 (15.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (10.96%) Linux
6 8 (10.96%) Windows 10
7 6 (8.22%) Windows 8
8 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (4.11%) Windows XP
10 2 (2.74%) Android
10 2 (2.74%) Apple iOS
10 2 (2.74%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.37%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.37%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (1.37%) Solaris
11 1 (1.37%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (13.70%) ITIL
2 7 (9.59%) Migration
3 6 (8.22%) Mobile Device Management
3 6 (8.22%) Project Management
3 6 (8.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (6.85%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (6.85%) PRINCE2
5 4 (5.48%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (5.48%) Identity Management
5 4 (5.48%) Validation
6 3 (4.11%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (4.11%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.11%) Software Deployment
6 3 (4.11%) Test Scripting
7 2 (2.74%) Analytics
7 2 (2.74%) Defect Management
7 2 (2.74%) Email Filtering
7 2 (2.74%) Identity Access Management
7 2 (2.74%) SDLC
7 2 (2.74%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.81%) PowerShell
2 10 (13.70%) SQL
3 2 (2.74%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.74%) VBScript
4 1 (1.37%) C++
4 1 (1.37%) Java
4 1 (1.37%) Python
4 1 (1.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (9.59%) Degree
2 6 (8.22%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (5.48%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.11%) DBS Check
6 2 (2.74%) ISTQB
6 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.37%) MCP
7 1 (1.37%) MCSA
7 1 (1.37%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.48%) SLA
2 1 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 12 (16.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.85%) Hyper-V
2 5 (6.85%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (6.85%) vSphere
3 4 (5.48%) BitLocker
3 4 (5.48%) VMware ESX
4 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (4.11%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (2.74%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (2.74%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.37%) DFS Replication
6 1 (1.37%) NFS
6 1 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.37%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (24.66%) SCCM
2 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (2.74%) BladeLogic
3 2 (2.74%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.74%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.74%) SCDPM
3 2 (2.74%) SCOM
3 2 (2.74%) SCSM
3 2 (2.74%) SCVMM
3 2 (2.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.37%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.37%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.37%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.37%) OpenView
4 1 (1.37%) WMI
4 1 (1.37%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (49.32%) Microsoft
2 16 (21.92%) VMware
3 6 (8.22%) Citrix
3 6 (8.22%) Dell
3 6 (8.22%) HP
4 5 (6.85%) Apple
5 4 (5.48%) IBM
6 3 (4.11%) Cisco
6 3 (4.11%) Lotus
6 3 (4.11%) Oracle
6 3 (4.11%) Symantec
7 2 (2.74%) AppSense
7 2 (2.74%) BMC
7 2 (2.74%) Intel Security
7 2 (2.74%) NetApp
7 2 (2.74%) Palo Alto
7 2 (2.74%) Veeam
8 1 (1.37%) ForgeRock
8 1 (1.37%) iManage
8 1 (1.37%) PayPal
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