Period
to 22 October 2018

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 6 months to 22 October 2018 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
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 21 23
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2 -11
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 113 108 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 7.04% 7.15% 6.49%
As % of the System Software category 55.67% 47.16% 55.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 61 40
Hertfordshire median daily rate £260 £403 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.48% +58.04% -18.40%
10th Percentile £120 £163 £153
90th Percentile £488 £538 £467
East of England median daily rate £325 £285 £325
% change year-on-year +14.04% -12.31% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 13 9
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.73% +15.38% -22.39%
10th Percentile £10.59 £13.25 £9.85
90th Percentile £52.13 £17.82 £16.05
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% -

Active Directory is in the System Software category. The following 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.

All System Software Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 203 229 164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 12.66% 15.17% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 108 84
Hertfordshire median daily rate £350 £450 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +28.11% +0.36%
10th Percentile £150 £212 £205
90th Percentile £538 £575 £514
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 15 9
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £16.81 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.79% +29.27% -29.73%
10th Percentile £10.93 £13.25 £9.85
90th Percentile £51.63 £36.37 £16.05
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.81 £16.50
% change year-on-year -1.81% +1.85% -10.81%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing Active Directory as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

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 6 months to 22 October 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 22 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stevenage +5 25 £420 +4.22% 8
Hatfield +3 21 £313 -30.56% 10
Watford +2 17 £118 -60.83% 6
Welwyn Garden City -5 13 £225 -25.00% 4
Hemel Hempstead -15 5 £450 -2.70% 3
Borehamwood - 5 £235 - 1
Bishop's Stortford 0 4 £170 -50.44% 1
Tring 0 2 £150 -40.00%
St Albans -3 1 - - 3
Berkhamsted - 1 £225 -
Kings Langley - 1 £475 -
Royston - 1 £160 -
Potters Bar - 1 £475 - 1
Active Directory
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 92 (81.42%) Windows
2 54 (47.79%) Microsoft
3 37 (32.74%) PowerShell
3 37 (32.74%) Windows 7
4 35 (30.97%) Windows 10
5 33 (29.20%) Office 365
6 30 (26.55%) Windows Server
7 23 (20.35%) Microsoft Office
8 21 (18.58%) DNS
8 21 (18.58%) VMware
9 19 (16.81%) Migration
10 16 (14.16%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (14.16%) SCCM
11 15 (13.27%) Security Cleared
12 14 (12.39%) ITIL
12 14 (12.39%) MS Exchange
13 13 (11.50%) LDAP
13 13 (11.50%) Linux
13 13 (11.50%) SC Cleared
14 12 (10.62%) DHCP
15 11 (9.73%) VMware Infrastructure
15 11 (9.73%) Data Analysis
16 10 (8.85%) Citrix
16 10 (8.85%) SQL
16 10 (8.85%) Firewall
16 10 (8.85%) Law
16 10 (8.85%) Windows Server 2012
17 9 (7.96%) Skype
17 9 (7.96%) SharePoint
17 9 (7.96%) Microsoft Certification

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 14 (12.39%) MS Exchange
2 9 (7.96%) SharePoint
2 9 (7.96%) Skype for Business
3 6 (5.31%) IIS
4 5 (4.42%) Apache
4 5 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (4.42%) WebLogic
5 4 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (3.54%) IBM Notes
5 4 (3.54%) ThingWorx
6 1 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 23 (20.35%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.42%) Windchill
3 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.77%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.88%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.88%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.88%) CINEMA 4D
5 1 (0.88%) SketchUp
5 1 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 33 (29.20%) Office 365
2 4 (3.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.54%) OneDrive
3 2 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.77%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (18.58%) DNS
2 12 (10.62%) DHCP
3 10 (8.85%) Firewall
4 9 (7.96%) Skype
5 7 (6.19%) VPN
6 5 (4.42%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (3.54%) VoIP
7 4 (3.54%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (3.54%) Wireless
8 3 (2.65%) Kerberos
9 2 (1.77%) 3G
9 2 (1.77%) LAN
9 2 (1.77%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.77%) WAN
10 1 (0.88%) HTTP
10 1 (0.88%) PABX
10 1 (0.88%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.19%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.42%) Electronic Patient Records
3 3 (2.65%) Power BI
3 3 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.77%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.88%) JUnit
1 1 (0.88%) Selenium
1 1 (0.88%) SoapUI
General
1 10 (8.85%) Law
2 4 (3.54%) Finance
3 3 (2.65%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (2.65%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.88%) Military
4 1 (0.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (32.74%) Analyst
2 19 (16.81%) Desktop Support
3 15 (13.27%) Active Directory Analyst
4 13 (11.50%) Support Engineer
5 11 (9.73%) IT Support
6 10 (8.85%) 3rd Line Support
6 10 (8.85%) Desktop Engineer
7 9 (7.96%) 1st Line Support
7 9 (7.96%) Data Analyst
7 9 (7.96%) Support Analyst
8 7 (6.19%) Consultant
8 7 (6.19%) IT Analyst
9 6 (5.31%) Active Directory Support
9 6 (5.31%) Administrator
10 5 (4.42%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (4.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 5 (4.42%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
10 5 (4.42%) Active Directory Administrator
10 5 (4.42%) IT Support Analyst
11 4 (3.54%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.50%) LDAP
2 7 (6.19%) .NET
3 6 (5.31%) Middleware
4 4 (3.54%) .NET Framework
4 4 (3.54%) RESTful
4 4 (3.54%) Web Services
5 3 (2.65%) .NET Core
5 3 (2.65%) ADSI
5 3 (2.65%) Entity Framework
5 3 (2.65%) JSON
5 3 (2.65%) XML
6 2 (1.77%) REST
7 1 (0.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.31%) NHS
2 5 (4.42%) e-Health
2 5 (4.42%) LIMS
2 5 (4.42%) Linux Command Line
2 5 (4.42%) PACS
3 4 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.54%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.65%) Clustering
4 3 (2.65%) PKI
5 2 (1.77%) CMDB
5 2 (1.77%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.88%) FMCG
6 1 (0.88%) PDA
6 1 (0.88%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.88%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 92 (81.42%) Windows
2 37 (32.74%) Windows 7
3 35 (30.97%) Windows 10
4 30 (26.55%) Windows Server
5 16 (14.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (11.50%) Linux
7 10 (8.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (7.96%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (7.08%) Windows XP
10 6 (5.31%) Unix
11 3 (2.65%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.77%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.77%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.77%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.88%) Android
13 1 (0.88%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (16.81%) Migration
2 14 (12.39%) ITIL
3 11 (9.73%) Data Analysis
4 9 (7.96%) Data Cleansing
5 8 (7.08%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (7.08%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (6.19%) Break/Fix
6 7 (6.19%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (5.31%) Data Migration
7 6 (5.31%) Service Management
8 5 (4.42%) Analytics
8 5 (4.42%) Health Informatics
8 5 (4.42%) Informatics
8 5 (4.42%) Server Patching
8 5 (4.42%) Time Management
9 4 (3.54%) Change Management
9 4 (3.54%) Incident Management
9 4 (3.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 4 (3.54%) Infrastructure Management
9 4 (3.54%) Programme Delivery
Programming Languages
1 37 (32.74%) PowerShell
2 10 (8.85%) SQL
3 4 (3.54%) Java
4 3 (2.65%) C#
4 3 (2.65%) Perl
4 3 (2.65%) T-SQL
4 3 (2.65%) VBScript
5 2 (1.77%) VBA
6 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (13.27%) Security Cleared
2 13 (11.50%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.77%) DBS Check
4 2 (1.77%) Degree
4 2 (1.77%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.77%) MCP
4 2 (1.77%) MCSA
5 1 (0.88%) CEH
5 1 (0.88%) CISSP
5 1 (0.88%) GIAC
5 1 (0.88%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.42%) HL7
2 4 (3.54%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (9.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (6.19%) Hyper-V
2 7 (6.19%) XenApp
3 6 (5.31%) DFS Replication
3 6 (5.31%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (5.31%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (3.54%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (3.54%) XenDesktop
5 3 (2.65%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.77%) Terminal Server
6 2 (1.77%) vSphere
7 1 (0.88%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 16 (14.16%) SCCM
2 6 (5.31%) SCOM
3 5 (4.42%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.77%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.77%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.77%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.88%) EnCase
5 1 (0.88%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.88%) vMotion
5 1 (0.88%) vRealize
5 1 (0.88%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 54 (47.79%) Microsoft
2 21 (18.58%) VMware
3 10 (8.85%) Citrix
4 5 (4.42%) Cisco
4 5 (4.42%) McAfee
5 4 (3.54%) Lotus
5 4 (3.54%) Oracle
5 4 (3.54%) PTC
6 2 (1.77%) Altiris
6 2 (1.77%) Apple
6 2 (1.77%) BMC
6 2 (1.77%) Computacenter
6 2 (1.77%) Dell
6 2 (1.77%) IBM
6 2 (1.77%) Lumension
6 2 (1.77%) Remedy
6 2 (1.77%) Symantec
6 2 (1.77%) Trend Micro
6 2 (1.77%) Xerox
7 1 (0.88%) HP