Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 25 14
Rank change year-on-year +1 -11 +11
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 97 88 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 6.30% 6.26% 7.55%
As % of the System Software category 52.43% 52.07% 61.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 42 64
Hertfordshire median daily rate £403 £283 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.65% -9.60% +32.98%
10th Percentile £174 £150 £148
90th Percentile £539 £518 £475
East of England median daily rate £300 £285 £263
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% -4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 23
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.40 £11.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.93% -17.86% -34.88%
10th Percentile £12.76 £9.25 £11.45
90th Percentile £22.47 £17.25 £23.75
East of England median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% - -

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 185 169 175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 12.02% 12.03% 12.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 80 86
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £356 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.32% -5.00% +17.19%
10th Percentile £239 £179 £155
90th Percentile £575 £525 £491
East of England median daily rate £365 £338 £301
% change year-on-year +8.15% +12.31% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 24
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.81 £11.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.13% -17.86% -38.46%
10th Percentile £13.25 £9.25 £11.55
90th Percentile £47.25 £17.25 £28.13
East of England median hourly rate £16.63 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.79% - -5.71%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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
Hatfield +15 24 £450 +16.13% 9
Watford -21 10 £175 -28.57% 9
Stevenage -8 9 £347 -13.25% 5
Welwyn Garden City +4 7 £300 +100.00% 1
Hemel Hempstead +3 7 £550 +33.33% 2
Bishop's Stortford - 5 £343 - 1
Hertford -1 3 - -
St Albans -2 1 £300 - 1
Broxbourne - 1 £115 -
Tring - 1 £250 - 1
Active Directory
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 68 (70.10%) Windows
2 58 (59.79%) Microsoft
3 42 (43.30%) PowerShell
4 40 (41.24%) VMware
5 37 (38.14%) SCCM
5 37 (38.14%) Windows 7
6 33 (34.02%) Office 365
6 33 (34.02%) VMware Infrastructure
7 27 (27.84%) Citrix
8 26 (26.80%) VBScript
9 25 (25.77%) Windows Server
10 20 (20.62%) Migration
10 20 (20.62%) XenApp
11 19 (19.59%) BitLocker
11 19 (19.59%) Microsoft App-V
12 18 (18.56%) SharePoint
12 18 (18.56%) Windows 10
13 17 (17.53%) CESG
13 17 (17.53%) Desktop Virtualisation
13 17 (17.53%) Disk Encryption
14 16 (16.49%) DNS
14 16 (16.49%) XenDesktop
15 15 (15.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 15 (15.46%) MS Exchange
15 15 (15.46%) Symantec
15 15 (15.46%) Norton AntiVirus
16 14 (14.43%) DHCP
16 14 (14.43%) Altiris
16 14 (14.43%) Skype
16 14 (14.43%) OneDrive

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 18 (18.56%) SharePoint
2 15 (15.46%) MS Exchange
3 14 (14.43%) Skype for Business
4 6 (6.19%) IIS
5 2 (2.06%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.03%) Liferay
6 1 (1.03%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (1.03%) ThingWorx
6 1 (1.03%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (10.31%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (5.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (3.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.06%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.03%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) assyst
1 1 (1.03%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 33 (34.02%) Office 365
2 14 (14.43%) OneDrive
3 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 16 (16.49%) DNS
2 14 (14.43%) DHCP
2 14 (14.43%) Skype
3 9 (9.28%) LAN
4 6 (6.19%) Firewall
5 4 (4.12%) DDNS
5 4 (4.12%) Remote Desktop
5 4 (4.12%) TCP/IP
5 4 (4.12%) VLAN
5 4 (4.12%) WAN
6 3 (3.09%) BGP
6 3 (3.09%) DWDM
6 3 (3.09%) HTTP
6 3 (3.09%) NetScaler
6 3 (3.09%) OSPF
6 3 (3.09%) SAN
6 3 (3.09%) SMTP
6 3 (3.09%) VoIP
6 3 (3.09%) VPN
6 3 (3.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (2.06%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.03%) JasperReports
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.09%) AutoIt
2 2 (2.06%) InstallShield
2 2 (2.06%) MSI
3 1 (1.03%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.03%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 3 (3.09%) Publishing
1 3 (3.09%) Retail
1 3 (3.09%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.06%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.03%) Banking
3 1 (1.03%) French Language
3 1 (1.03%) Games
Job Titles
1 29 (29.90%) Consultant
2 10 (10.31%) Architect
2 10 (10.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (9.28%) Analyst
4 8 (8.25%) 2nd Line Support
4 8 (8.25%) SCCM Consultant
4 8 (8.25%) Windows Engineer
5 7 (7.22%) Support Engineer
5 7 (7.22%) Technical Consultant
5 7 (7.22%) Windows Consultant
6 6 (6.19%) Active Directory Engineer
7 5 (5.15%) Desktop Support
7 5 (5.15%) Server Engineer
8 4 (4.12%) CyberArk Consultant
8 4 (4.12%) Deployment Consultant
8 4 (4.12%) Windows Server Engineer
9 3 (3.09%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 3 (3.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 3 (3.09%) Office 365 Architect
9 3 (3.09%) Senior Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.06%) Web Services
2 1 (1.03%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.53%) CESG
2 12 (12.37%) User Experience
3 7 (7.22%) PKI
4 6 (6.19%) Client/Server
5 4 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.09%) CMDB
6 3 (3.09%) Replication
6 3 (3.09%) Smartcard
7 2 (2.06%) Derivative
7 2 (2.06%) FMCG
8 1 (1.03%) Clustering
8 1 (1.03%) FlexPod
8 1 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.03%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 68 (70.10%) Windows
2 37 (38.14%) Windows 7
3 25 (25.77%) Windows Server
4 18 (18.56%) Windows 10
5 9 (9.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (8.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (7.22%) Linux
8 3 (3.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (3.09%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.06%) Kali Linux
9 2 (2.06%) Unix
9 2 (2.06%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.03%) Android
10 1 (1.03%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.03%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.03%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (20.62%) Migration
2 17 (17.53%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 17 (17.53%) Disk Encryption
3 13 (13.40%) ITIL
4 11 (11.34%) Customer Requirements
5 9 (9.28%) Presales
6 5 (5.15%) Information Security
6 5 (5.15%) Network Design
6 5 (5.15%) Server Virtualisation
7 4 (4.12%) Change Control
7 4 (4.12%) Problem Management
8 3 (3.09%) High Availability
8 3 (3.09%) IT Strategy
8 3 (3.09%) Network Management
8 3 (3.09%) Network Virtualisation
8 3 (3.09%) Privileged Access Management
8 3 (3.09%) Project Management
8 3 (3.09%) Runbook
8 3 (3.09%) Server Hardening
8 3 (3.09%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 42 (43.30%) PowerShell
2 26 (26.80%) VBScript
3 5 (5.15%) SQL
4 1 (1.03%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.03%) C
4 1 (1.03%) Java
4 1 (1.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (14.43%) Security Cleared
2 9 (9.28%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.22%) DV Cleared
4 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.09%) CCDP
5 3 (3.09%) CCNP
5 3 (3.09%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.09%) JNCIS
5 3 (3.09%) MCSA
6 2 (2.06%) CISSP
6 2 (2.06%) MCSE
7 1 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.03%) Degree
7 1 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 33 (34.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (20.62%) XenApp
3 19 (19.59%) BitLocker
3 19 (19.59%) Microsoft App-V
4 16 (16.49%) XenDesktop
5 7 (7.22%) vSphere
6 6 (6.19%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (6.19%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (3.09%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (2.06%) Hyper-V
8 2 (2.06%) VMware NSX
9 1 (1.03%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 37 (38.14%) SCCM
2 15 (15.46%) Norton AntiVirus
2 15 (15.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 14 (14.43%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (6.19%) WSUS
5 3 (3.09%) NetBackup
5 3 (3.09%) PowerCLI
5 3 (3.09%) vCenter Server
5 3 (3.09%) vRealize
6 2 (2.06%) Ansible
6 2 (2.06%) Nessus
6 2 (2.06%) Puppet
6 2 (2.06%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (1.03%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (1.03%) SCOM
Vendors
1 58 (59.79%) Microsoft
2 40 (41.24%) VMware
3 27 (27.84%) Citrix
4 15 (15.46%) Symantec
5 14 (14.43%) Altiris
5 14 (14.43%) Ivanti
6 9 (9.28%) Cisco
7 5 (5.15%) Computacenter
8 4 (4.12%) BMC
8 4 (4.12%) CyberArk
8 4 (4.12%) HP
8 4 (4.12%) Infoblox
8 4 (4.12%) Red Hat
9 3 (3.09%) Brocade
9 3 (3.09%) Dell
9 3 (3.09%) Juniper
9 3 (3.09%) Mitel
9 3 (3.09%) Remedy
9 3 (3.09%) Veeam
10 2 (2.06%) Qualys