Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 27 29
Rank change year-on-year +13 +2 -14
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 128 98 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 7.97% 6.11% 6.33%
As % of the System Software category 61.24% 49.49% 50.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 58 42
Hertfordshire median daily rate £283 £414 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.76% +53.33% -16.92%
10th Percentile £120 £163 £150
90th Percentile £489 £538 £519
East of England median daily rate £300 £285 £295
% change year-on-year +5.26% -3.39% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 12 10
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.93 £15.90 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.17% +38.28% -25.81%
10th Percentile £10.34 £13.25 £9.24
90th Percentile £34.28 £21.50 £17.40
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +17.86% -15.15% -

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 209 198 175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 13.01% 12.35% 12.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 95 89
Hertfordshire median daily rate £350 £450 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +24.14% -9.38%
10th Percentile £150 £189 £186
90th Percentile £538 £575 £525
East of England median daily rate £389 £360 £325
% change year-on-year +7.99% +10.77% -2.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 17 10
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £16.81 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.79% +46.13% -25.81%
10th Percentile £10.34 £13.25 £9.24
90th Percentile £44.75 £47.25 £17.40
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.57 £16.50
% change year-on-year -0.39% +0.39% -

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 11 December 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
Watford +21 28 £223 +27.14% 15
Stevenage +6 27 £423 +21.76% 6
Hatfield +2 17 £200 -55.56% 2
Welwyn Garden City +3 11 £225 -25.00% 3
Borehamwood - 6 £238 -
Hemel Hempstead -8 4 £450 -5.26% 3
Tring 0 2 £150 -40.00%
Bishop's Stortford 0 2 £160 -53.35% 2
Waltham Cross - 1 £350 - 1
Baldock - 1 £400 -
Berkhamsted - 1 £225 -
Kings Langley - 1 £475 -
Potters Bar - 1 £475 - 1
Royston - 1 £160 - 2
Active Directory
East of England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 105 (82.03%) Windows
2 55 (42.97%) Microsoft
3 42 (32.81%) Windows Server
4 40 (31.25%) Office 365
4 40 (31.25%) Windows 7
5 39 (30.47%) PowerShell
6 36 (28.13%) Windows 10
7 34 (26.56%) DNS
8 30 (23.44%) VMware
9 28 (21.88%) Migration
10 22 (17.19%) Windows Server 2008
11 21 (16.41%) ITIL
12 20 (15.63%) Microsoft Office
12 20 (15.63%) SCCM
13 19 (14.84%) LDAP
14 17 (13.28%) DHCP
15 14 (10.94%) Business Intelligence
15 14 (10.94%) Microsoft Certification
15 14 (10.94%) SQL Server
16 13 (10.16%) SharePoint
16 13 (10.16%) Linux
16 13 (10.16%) VMware ESXi
17 12 (9.38%) Firewall
17 12 (9.38%) Citrix
18 11 (8.59%) MS Exchange
18 11 (8.59%) Analytics
18 11 (8.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 10 (7.81%) Skype for Business
19 10 (7.81%) Windows Server 2012
19 10 (7.81%) Hyper-V

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 13 (10.16%) SharePoint
2 11 (8.59%) MS Exchange
3 10 (7.81%) Skype for Business
4 4 (3.13%) IBM Notes
5 3 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.78%) GroupWise
7 1 (0.78%) IIS
Applications
1 20 (15.63%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.78%) 3ds Max
3 1 (0.78%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.78%) CINEMA 4D
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.78%) SketchUp
3 1 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (0.78%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 40 (31.25%) Office 365
2 4 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.13%) OneDrive
3 2 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.56%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (1.56%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 34 (26.56%) DNS
2 17 (13.28%) DHCP
3 12 (9.38%) Firewall
4 8 (6.25%) Skype
5 7 (5.47%) Remote Desktop
5 7 (5.47%) VPN
6 5 (3.91%) HTTP
7 4 (3.13%) FTP
7 4 (3.13%) HTTPS
7 4 (3.13%) Internet
7 4 (3.13%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.13%) VoIP
7 4 (3.13%) WAN
7 4 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (3.13%) Wireless
8 3 (2.34%) LAN
9 2 (1.56%) 3G
10 1 (0.78%) BIG-IP
10 1 (0.78%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.78%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.94%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.03%) Electronic Patient Records
3 5 (3.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.34%) Power BI
4 3 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.78%) JUnit
1 1 (0.78%) Selenium
1 1 (0.78%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (6.25%) Law
2 6 (4.69%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (3.91%) Finance
4 2 (1.56%) Back Office
4 2 (1.56%) Marketing
4 2 (1.56%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.78%) Military
5 1 (0.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (27.34%) Analyst
2 20 (15.63%) Support Engineer
3 13 (10.16%) Active Directory Analyst
3 13 (10.16%) Consultant
4 12 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (8.59%) 1st Line Support
5 11 (8.59%) IT Support
6 9 (7.03%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (7.03%) Support Analyst
7 8 (6.25%) Active Directory Consultant
7 8 (6.25%) Desktop Support
8 7 (5.47%) Administrator
8 7 (5.47%) Data Analyst
8 7 (5.47%) Desktop Engineer
8 7 (5.47%) Infrastructure Support
8 7 (5.47%) Windows Engineer
9 6 (4.69%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (4.69%) Active Directory Support
9 6 (4.69%) IT Analyst
9 6 (4.69%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (14.84%) LDAP
2 6 (4.69%) .NET
3 4 (3.13%) RESTful
3 4 (3.13%) Web Services
4 3 (2.34%) .NET Core
4 3 (2.34%) .NET Framework
4 3 (2.34%) Entity Framework
4 3 (2.34%) JSON
4 3 (2.34%) XML
5 2 (1.56%) REST
6 1 (0.78%) Middleware
6 1 (0.78%) SAML
6 1 (0.78%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.81%) NHS
2 9 (7.03%) e-Health
2 9 (7.03%) LIMS
2 9 (7.03%) PACS
3 6 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.91%) PKI
5 3 (2.34%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.56%) FMCG
6 2 (1.56%) PDA
6 2 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.78%) CMDB
7 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.78%) HP Storage
7 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.78%) Replication
7 1 (0.78%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.78%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.78%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 105 (82.03%) Windows
2 42 (32.81%) Windows Server
3 40 (31.25%) Windows 7
4 36 (28.13%) Windows 10
5 22 (17.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (10.16%) Linux
7 10 (7.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (7.03%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (3.13%) Apple iOS
9 4 (3.13%) Windows 8
9 4 (3.13%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.56%) Android
10 2 (1.56%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.56%) Unix
11 1 (0.78%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (21.88%) Migration
2 21 (16.41%) ITIL
3 14 (10.94%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (8.59%) Analytics
4 11 (8.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 10 (7.81%) Data Migration
5 10 (7.81%) Project Management
6 9 (7.03%) Health Informatics
6 9 (7.03%) Informatics
7 8 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (6.25%) Data Analysis
7 8 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (5.47%) Data Cleansing
8 7 (5.47%) Server Patching
9 6 (4.69%) Incident Management
10 5 (3.91%) Identity Access Management
10 5 (3.91%) Identity Management
10 5 (3.91%) Service Management
11 4 (3.13%) Change Management
11 4 (3.13%) Task-Oriented
Programming Languages
1 39 (30.47%) PowerShell
2 10 (7.81%) SQL
3 4 (3.13%) Java
3 4 (3.13%) VBScript
4 3 (2.34%) C#
4 3 (2.34%) Perl
4 3 (2.34%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.56%) VBA
6 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.78%) C
6 1 (0.78%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (10.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (7.81%) Security Cleared
3 7 (5.47%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.13%) MCP
5 3 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.34%) Degree
5 3 (2.34%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.34%) MCSA
5 3 (2.34%) MCSE
6 2 (1.56%) CNE
6 2 (1.56%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.56%) Novell Certification
7 1 (0.78%) CEH
7 1 (0.78%) CISSP
7 1 (0.78%) GIAC
7 1 (0.78%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.03%) HL7
2 8 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (10.16%) VMware ESXi
2 10 (7.81%) Hyper-V
3 9 (7.03%) DFS Replication
3 9 (7.03%) VMware Workstation
4 7 (5.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (5.47%) XenApp
5 4 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (3.13%) vSphere
5 4 (3.13%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.34%) BitLocker
6 3 (2.34%) Terminal Server
7 2 (1.56%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.78%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 1 (0.78%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 20 (15.63%) SCCM
2 10 (7.81%) SCOM
3 7 (5.47%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (3.91%) WSUS
5 4 (3.13%) NetBackup
5 4 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.56%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.78%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.78%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.78%) EnCase
7 1 (0.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.78%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.78%) vMotion
7 1 (0.78%) vRealize
7 1 (0.78%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 55 (42.97%) Microsoft
2 30 (23.44%) VMware
3 12 (9.38%) Citrix
4 8 (6.25%) Symantec
5 6 (4.69%) Cisco
6 5 (3.91%) Apple
6 5 (3.91%) Remedy
6 5 (3.91%) Sophos
7 4 (3.13%) CA
7 4 (3.13%) Lotus
7 4 (3.13%) McAfee
7 4 (3.13%) Oracle
7 4 (3.13%) Veeam
8 2 (1.56%) Altiris
8 2 (1.56%) Cognos
8 2 (1.56%) Dell
8 2 (1.56%) HP
8 2 (1.56%) Trend Micro
8 2 (1.56%) Xerox
9 1 (0.78%) F5