Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 21 15
Rank change year-on-year -3 -6 +5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 103 85 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 6.64% 6.15% 7.88%
As % of the System Software category 50.24% 50.60% 59.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 38 64
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £283 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.44% -5.83% +41.18%
10th Percentile £162 £146 £157
90th Percentile £538 £480 £464
East of England median daily rate £275 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -15.38% +8.33% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 31
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £11.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.43% -25.81% -3.13%
10th Percentile £13.25 £9.23 £8.75
90th Percentile £17.82 £13.85 £38.75
East of England median hourly rate £14.84 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -10.06% - -

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 205 168 216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 13.22% 12.17% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 86 104
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £370 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.62% -2.63% +32.17%
10th Percentile £180 £205 £190
90th Percentile £575 £525 £488
East of England median daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +3.57% +4.48% +21.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 34
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.81 £11.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.13% -30.30% +3.13%
10th Percentile £13.25 £9.23 £8.75
90th Percentile £47.25 £13.85 £38.75
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - -2.94% -2.86%

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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Hatfield +8 18 £450 +12.85% 3
Watford -15 15 £250 +8.70% 1
Hemel Hempstead +12 14 £463 +23.33%
Stevenage -11 8 £403 -5.18% 1
Bishop's Stortford - 6 £343 -
Welwyn Garden City +2 3 £300 +100.00%
Hertford - 2 - -
St Albans -2 1 - - 1
Broxbourne - 1 £115 -
Tring - 1 £250 -
Active Directory
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 80 (77.67%) Windows
2 58 (56.31%) Microsoft
3 47 (45.63%) VMware
4 38 (36.89%) VMware Infrastructure
5 34 (33.01%) SCCM
6 33 (32.04%) PowerShell
6 33 (32.04%) Windows 7
6 33 (32.04%) Windows Server
7 30 (29.13%) Citrix
8 27 (26.21%) Office 365
9 21 (20.39%) Migration
9 21 (20.39%) MS Exchange
9 21 (20.39%) VBScript
10 20 (19.42%) XenApp
10 20 (19.42%) Windows 10
10 20 (19.42%) BitLocker
11 18 (17.48%) Microsoft App-V
12 17 (16.50%) Security Cleared
13 16 (15.53%) XenDesktop
13 16 (15.53%) CESG
13 16 (15.53%) LAN
13 16 (15.53%) Desktop Virtualisation
14 15 (14.56%) Disk Encryption
14 15 (14.56%) DNS
15 14 (13.59%) Symantec
15 14 (13.59%) Norton AntiVirus
15 14 (13.59%) DHCP
15 14 (13.59%) SharePoint
15 14 (13.59%) ITIL
15 14 (13.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection

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 21 (20.39%) MS Exchange
2 14 (13.59%) SharePoint
3 13 (12.62%) Skype for Business
4 6 (5.83%) IIS
5 3 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.94%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.97%) Liferay
7 1 (0.97%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.97%) ThingWorx
7 1 (0.97%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (7.77%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.97%) Windchill
Cloud Services
1 27 (26.21%) Office 365
2 13 (12.62%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (15.53%) LAN
2 15 (14.56%) DNS
3 14 (13.59%) DHCP
4 13 (12.62%) Skype
5 10 (9.71%) Firewall
6 9 (8.74%) Remote Desktop
7 8 (7.77%) HTTP
7 8 (7.77%) SMTP
7 8 (7.77%) VoIP
8 7 (6.80%) SAN
9 5 (4.85%) WAN
10 4 (3.88%) Internet
10 4 (3.88%) TCP/IP
10 4 (3.88%) VLAN
11 3 (2.91%) BGP
11 3 (2.91%) DWDM
11 3 (2.91%) NetScaler
11 3 (2.91%) OSPF
11 3 (2.91%) VPN
11 3 (2.91%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.74%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.91%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (2.91%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (1.94%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.97%) JasperReports
4 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.91%) AutoIt
1 3 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.97%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.97%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.97%) JIRA
2 1 (0.97%) MSI
2 1 (0.97%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.97%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (0.97%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 4 (3.88%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.91%) Publishing
2 3 (2.91%) Retail
3 2 (1.94%) Advertising
4 1 (0.97%) French Language
Job Titles
1 26 (25.24%) Consultant
2 13 (12.62%) Support Engineer
2 13 (12.62%) Windows Engineer
3 12 (11.65%) Desktop Support
4 9 (8.74%) Desktop Engineer
4 9 (8.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (8.74%) Technical Consultant
5 8 (7.77%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (7.77%) Architect
5 8 (7.77%) SCCM Consultant
6 7 (6.80%) Active Directory Engineer
6 7 (6.80%) Analyst
7 6 (5.83%) Windows Support Engineer
8 5 (4.85%) Designer
8 5 (4.85%) Support Analyst
8 5 (4.85%) Windows Consultant
9 4 (3.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 4 (3.88%) Senior Consultant
9 4 (3.88%) Senior SCCM Consultant
9 4 (3.88%) Senior Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.88%) .NET
2 3 (2.91%) .NET Framework
2 3 (2.91%) ASP.NET
2 3 (2.91%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (2.91%) HTML
2 3 (2.91%) HTML5
2 3 (2.91%) JSP
2 3 (2.91%) SAML
2 3 (2.91%) Spring
2 3 (2.91%) Web Services
2 3 (2.91%) Windows Identity Foundation
3 1 (0.97%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.53%) CESG
2 11 (10.68%) User Experience
3 10 (9.71%) PKI
4 8 (7.77%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.91%) Replication
5 3 (2.91%) Smartcard
6 2 (1.94%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.94%) Derivative
6 2 (1.94%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.94%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.94%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.97%) Biotechnology
7 1 (0.97%) CCTV
7 1 (0.97%) Clustering
7 1 (0.97%) FMCG
7 1 (0.97%) iPhone
7 1 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.97%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.97%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.97%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 80 (77.67%) Windows
2 33 (32.04%) Windows 7
2 33 (32.04%) Windows Server
3 20 (19.42%) Windows 10
4 10 (9.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (7.77%) Linux
5 8 (7.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.88%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.91%) Windows 8
7 3 (2.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.94%) Kali Linux
8 2 (1.94%) Unix
9 1 (0.97%) Android
9 1 (0.97%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.97%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.97%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.97%) Mac OS X Server
9 1 (0.97%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.97%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (20.39%) Migration
2 16 (15.53%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 15 (14.56%) Disk Encryption
4 14 (13.59%) ITIL
5 11 (10.68%) Customer Requirements
6 10 (9.71%) Server Virtualisation
7 9 (8.74%) Presales
8 8 (7.77%) Information Security
9 5 (4.85%) Network Design
10 4 (3.88%) Network Management
11 3 (2.91%) Application Packaging
11 3 (2.91%) High Availability
11 3 (2.91%) Infrastructure Management
11 3 (2.91%) MVC
11 3 (2.91%) Network Virtualisation
11 3 (2.91%) Privileged Access Management
11 3 (2.91%) Project Management
11 3 (2.91%) Server Hardening
11 3 (2.91%) Task Automation
11 3 (2.91%) Traceability Matrix
Programming Languages
1 33 (32.04%) PowerShell
2 21 (20.39%) VBScript
3 10 (9.71%) SQL
4 4 (3.88%) Java
5 2 (1.94%) C
6 1 (0.97%) C#
6 1 (0.97%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (16.50%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.68%) DV Cleared
3 7 (6.80%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.91%) CCDP
5 3 (2.91%) CCNP
5 3 (2.91%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.91%) JNCIS
5 3 (2.91%) MCSA
6 2 (1.94%) CISSP
6 2 (1.94%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.94%) MCSE
7 1 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.97%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.91%) SLA
2 2 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 38 (36.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (19.42%) BitLocker
2 20 (19.42%) XenApp
3 18 (17.48%) Microsoft App-V
4 16 (15.53%) XenDesktop
5 8 (7.77%) Virtual Desktop
5 8 (7.77%) vSphere
6 7 (6.80%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (5.83%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (2.91%) Firmware
8 3 (2.91%) Hyper-V
9 2 (1.94%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.97%) Docker
10 1 (0.97%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 34 (33.01%) SCCM
2 14 (13.59%) Norton AntiVirus
2 14 (13.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 13 (12.62%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (7.77%) WSUS
5 4 (3.88%) vCenter Server
6 3 (2.91%) NetBackup
6 3 (2.91%) PowerCLI
6 3 (2.91%) vRealize
7 2 (1.94%) Ansible
7 2 (1.94%) Nessus
7 2 (1.94%) Puppet
7 2 (1.94%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.97%) SCOM
Vendors
1 58 (56.31%) Microsoft
2 47 (45.63%) VMware
3 30 (29.13%) Citrix
4 14 (13.59%) Symantec
5 13 (12.62%) Altiris
5 13 (12.62%) Cisco
5 13 (12.62%) LANDesk
6 11 (10.68%) AppSense
7 10 (9.71%) HP
8 9 (8.74%) Dell
9 6 (5.83%) Mitel
9 6 (5.83%) Veeam
10 5 (4.85%) Apple
11 4 (3.88%) Oracle
11 4 (3.88%) Red Hat
12 3 (2.91%) Brocade
12 3 (2.91%) Computacenter
12 3 (2.91%) Juniper
12 3 (2.91%) Panasonic
12 3 (2.91%) Sophos