Period
to 19 April 2019

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 April 2019 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 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 18 38 24
Rank change year-on-year +20 -14 +2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 109 65 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 7.83% 4.42% 6.60%
As % of the System Software category 55.90% 46.76% 54.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 37 48
Hertfordshire median daily rate £350 £342 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.49% +18.78% -11.54%
10th Percentile £150 £171 £130
90th Percentile £444 £503 £430
East of England median daily rate £300 £300 £255
% change year-on-year - +17.65% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 10
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £13.00 £15.86 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.03% +44.18% -21.43%
10th Percentile £10.58 £14.00 £9.92
90th Percentile £27.00 £31.25 £17.40
East of England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year -2.27% +5.73% -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 195 139 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 14.01% 9.44% 12.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 71 80
Hertfordshire median daily rate £420 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £185 £200 £133
90th Percentile £550 £538 £588
East of England median daily rate £400 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +14.29% +3.70% +5.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 12
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £27.00 £18.64 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.89% +62.04% -20.69%
10th Percentile £10.58 £14.01 £10.05
90th Percentile £66.81 £47.25 £18.65
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - -

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 April 2019.

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 19 April 2019.

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 19 April 2019. 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 32 £350 -
Stevenage -5 18 £315 -8.70%
Hatfield -1 12 £250 -28.57%
Welwyn Garden City +17 10 £450 +50.00%
Hemel Hempstead +8 5 £475 +72.73%
Borehamwood - 5 £375 - 3
Letchworth 0 3 - -
Hitchin -3 1 - -
Baldock - 1 £400 -
Waltham Cross - 1 £350 -
Active Directory
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 April 2019, 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 80 (73.39%) Windows
2 54 (49.54%) Microsoft
3 42 (38.53%) Windows Server
4 40 (36.70%) Migration
4 40 (36.70%) VMware
5 36 (33.03%) Office 365
6 34 (31.19%) DNS
7 32 (29.36%) Windows 10
8 28 (25.69%) Windows 7
9 26 (23.85%) SCCM
10 25 (22.94%) PowerShell
11 21 (19.27%) DHCP
12 18 (16.51%) Microsoft Certification
12 18 (16.51%) Windows Server 2008
13 17 (15.60%) Microsoft Azure
13 17 (15.60%) Analytics
14 16 (14.68%) Windows Server 2012
15 15 (13.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 14 (12.84%) SharePoint
17 13 (11.93%) Business Intelligence
17 13 (11.93%) ITIL
17 13 (11.93%) SQL Server
17 13 (11.93%) Microsoft Office
17 13 (11.93%) Data Migration
17 13 (11.93%) Security Cleared
17 13 (11.93%) VMware Infrastructure
18 12 (11.01%) LDAP
18 12 (11.01%) Citrix
18 12 (11.01%) SLA
18 12 (11.01%) Symantec

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 (12.84%) SharePoint
2 9 (8.26%) MS Exchange
3 7 (6.42%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.92%) GroupWise
6 1 (0.92%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (11.93%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (0.92%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 36 (33.03%) Office 365
2 17 (15.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.50%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (4.59%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (1.83%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 2 (1.83%) Azure Functions
5 2 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.83%) IaaS
5 2 (1.83%) Mimecast
5 2 (1.83%) PaaS
5 2 (1.83%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 34 (31.19%) DNS
2 21 (19.27%) DHCP
3 7 (6.42%) HTTP
3 7 (6.42%) Remote Desktop
3 7 (6.42%) WAN
4 6 (5.50%) Firewall
4 6 (5.50%) FTP
4 6 (5.50%) LAN
5 5 (4.59%) HTTPS
5 5 (4.59%) Skype
5 5 (4.59%) VPN
6 4 (3.67%) Internet
6 4 (3.67%) TCP/IP
7 3 (2.75%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.83%) SAN
8 2 (1.83%) Wireless
9 1 (0.92%) BGP
9 1 (0.92%) MPLS
9 1 (0.92%) OSPF
9 1 (0.92%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.93%) SQL Server
2 11 (10.09%) Electronic Patient Records
3 4 (3.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.83%) Cosmos DB
4 2 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.83%) GIS
5 1 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.92%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.92%) MySQL
5 1 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.92%) Hudson
2 1 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (5.50%) Law
2 5 (4.59%) Retail
3 3 (2.75%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.83%) Back Office
4 2 (1.83%) Marketing
4 2 (1.83%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.92%) Finance
5 1 (0.92%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (16.51%) Support Engineer
2 16 (14.68%) Consultant
3 14 (12.84%) Analyst
4 13 (11.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (10.09%) Architect
6 10 (9.17%) Active Directory Consultant
7 9 (8.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 9 (8.26%) Windows Engineer
8 6 (5.50%) Active Directory Engineer
8 6 (5.50%) IT Support
8 6 (5.50%) Technical Architect
9 5 (4.59%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (4.59%) Administrator
9 5 (4.59%) Desktop Support
9 5 (4.59%) Infrastructure Support
9 5 (4.59%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 5 (4.59%) IT Consultant
9 5 (4.59%) Support Analyst
10 4 (3.67%) IT Engineer
10 4 (3.67%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.01%) LDAP
2 5 (4.59%) SAML
3 4 (3.67%) OAuth
3 4 (3.67%) OpenID
4 2 (1.83%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (1.83%) Web Services
5 1 (0.92%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.09%) e-Health
1 11 (10.09%) LIMS
1 11 (10.09%) NHS
1 11 (10.09%) PACS
2 10 (9.17%) Data Centre
3 8 (7.34%) PKI
4 5 (4.59%) Replication
5 4 (3.67%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.83%) Clustering
7 2 (1.83%) CMDB
7 2 (1.83%) HP Storage
7 2 (1.83%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.83%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.92%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.92%) FMCG
8 1 (0.92%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.92%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.92%) PDA
8 1 (0.92%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 80 (73.39%) Windows
2 42 (38.53%) Windows Server
3 32 (29.36%) Windows 10
4 28 (25.69%) Windows 7
5 18 (16.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (14.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (9.17%) Windows XP
8 8 (7.34%) Linux
9 6 (5.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (4.59%) Unix
11 2 (1.83%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.83%) Debian
11 2 (1.83%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.83%) Solaris
11 2 (1.83%) SUSE
11 2 (1.83%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.83%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.92%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (36.70%) Migration
2 17 (15.60%) Analytics
3 15 (13.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 13 (11.93%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (11.93%) Data Migration
4 13 (11.93%) ITIL
5 11 (10.09%) Health Informatics
5 11 (10.09%) Informatics
6 9 (8.26%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (7.34%) Identity Access Management
8 6 (5.50%) Project Management
8 6 (5.50%) Server Patching
8 6 (5.50%) Service Delivery
9 5 (4.59%) Break/Fix
9 5 (4.59%) Identity Management
9 5 (4.59%) Incident Management
9 5 (4.59%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (4.59%) Time Management
10 4 (3.67%) Commercial Awareness
10 4 (3.67%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (22.94%) PowerShell
2 11 (10.09%) SQL
3 3 (2.75%) Bash Shell
3 3 (2.75%) C
3 3 (2.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (16.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (11.93%) Security Cleared
3 8 (7.34%) SC Cleared
4 7 (6.42%) MCP
4 7 (6.42%) MCSE
5 4 (3.67%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.67%) CNE
5 4 (3.67%) Novell Certification
6 3 (2.75%) CCNA
6 3 (2.75%) MCSA
7 2 (1.83%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.92%) CCNP
8 1 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.92%) Degree
8 1 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.01%) SLA
2 11 (10.09%) HL7
3 4 (3.67%) GDPR
4 2 (1.83%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.83%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.92%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (11.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (10.09%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (8.26%) Hyper-V
4 5 (4.59%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (3.67%) Firmware
5 4 (3.67%) Terminal Services
5 4 (3.67%) vSphere
6 3 (2.75%) DFS Replication
6 3 (2.75%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.83%) KVM
7 2 (1.83%) XenApp
8 1 (0.92%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 1 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.92%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.92%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.92%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.92%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 26 (23.85%) SCCM
2 9 (8.26%) WSUS
3 8 (7.34%) SCOM
4 7 (6.42%) NetBackup
5 5 (4.59%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (4.59%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (3.67%) Terraform
7 2 (1.83%) Ansible
7 2 (1.83%) Puppet
7 2 (1.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (1.83%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.92%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.92%) Hyperic
8 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.92%) MOM
8 1 (0.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.92%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 54 (49.54%) Microsoft
2 40 (36.70%) VMware
3 12 (11.01%) Citrix
3 12 (11.01%) Symantec
4 9 (8.26%) Cisco
5 6 (5.50%) HP
5 6 (5.50%) Remedy
5 6 (5.50%) Sophos
6 4 (3.67%) Apple
6 4 (3.67%) CA
6 4 (3.67%) McAfee
6 4 (3.67%) Veeam
7 3 (2.75%) Oracle
7 3 (2.75%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.83%) BMC
8 2 (1.83%) Cognos
8 2 (1.83%) Computacenter
8 2 (1.83%) Meraki
8 2 (1.83%) NetApp
8 2 (1.83%) Red Hat