Period
to 16 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 20 26
Rank change year-on-year -9 +6 -9
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 87 89 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 5.54% 7.06% 5.54%
As % of the System Software category 50.29% 48.37% 53.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 53 37
Hertfordshire median daily rate £275 £310 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.29% +26.53% -30.00%
10th Percentile £128 £130 £138
90th Percentile £494 £475 £501
East of England median daily rate £320 £235 £275
% change year-on-year +36.17% -14.55% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 8
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.86 £12.50 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.88% -15.25% -16.90%
10th Percentile £11.18 £10.50 £12.93
90th Percentile £34.63 £17.82 £15.98
East of England median hourly rate £16.17 £14.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year +12.26% -12.73% -

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 173 184 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 11.03% 14.60% 10.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 89 78
Hertfordshire median daily rate £325 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £162 £162 £174
90th Percentile £538 £578 £525
East of England median daily rate £375 £344 £350
% change year-on-year +9.09% -1.79% +11.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 12 10
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.93 £14.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.86% -4.92% -15.28%
10th Percentile £11.18 £10.50 £12.98
90th Percentile £33.88 £17.82 £23.90
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 +5 23 £325 -12.16% 6
Stevenage -1 18 £260 - 2
Watford -19 11 £110 -56.00% 12
Welwyn Garden City -4 8 £350 +24.44% 5
Hemel Hempstead -12 6 £275 -38.89% 3
Bishop's Stortford +2 2 £325 - 5
Letchworth +1 1 - -
St Albans -7 1 - - 3
Borehamwood - 1 - - 1
Hitchin - 1 £170 -
Kings Langley - 1 £475 -
Berkhamsted - 1 £225 -
Active Directory
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 63 (72.41%) Windows
2 44 (50.57%) Microsoft
3 24 (27.59%) Windows Server
4 22 (25.29%) VMware
5 21 (24.14%) Windows 10
6 20 (22.99%) PowerShell
7 19 (21.84%) Security Cleared
8 18 (20.69%) Windows 7
8 18 (20.69%) Microsoft Office
9 17 (19.54%) SQL
9 17 (19.54%) VMware Infrastructure
10 16 (18.39%) ITIL
10 16 (18.39%) MS Exchange
10 16 (18.39%) SC Cleared
11 14 (16.09%) Windows Server 2012
12 13 (14.94%) Office 365
13 12 (13.79%) Firewall
13 12 (13.79%) Cisco
13 12 (13.79%) Citrix
14 11 (12.64%) SCCM
15 10 (11.49%) DHCP
15 10 (11.49%) DNS
16 9 (10.34%) HTTP
16 9 (10.34%) Dell
16 9 (10.34%) Linux
16 9 (10.34%) SQL Server
16 9 (10.34%) Migration
16 9 (10.34%) Information Security
16 9 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
17 8 (9.20%) Data Analysis

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 16 (18.39%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.90%) IIS
3 5 (5.75%) Apache
3 5 (5.75%) WebLogic
4 4 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (4.60%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.60%) ThingWorx
5 3 (3.45%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.15%) OpenStack
Applications
1 18 (20.69%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (5.75%) Windchill
3 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (2.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.30%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.15%) 3ds Max
5 1 (1.15%) AutoCAD
5 1 (1.15%) CINEMA 4D
5 1 (1.15%) SketchUp
Cloud Services
1 13 (14.94%) Office 365
2 7 (8.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.15%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.79%) Firewall
2 10 (11.49%) DHCP
2 10 (11.49%) DNS
3 9 (10.34%) HTTP
4 8 (9.20%) VoIP
5 7 (8.05%) SMTP
6 6 (6.90%) LAN
7 4 (4.60%) Kerberos
8 3 (3.45%) Skype
8 3 (3.45%) VPN
8 3 (3.45%) WAN
9 2 (2.30%) iSCSI
9 2 (2.30%) Wireless
10 1 (1.15%) 3G
10 1 (1.15%) NetScaler
10 1 (1.15%) SAN
10 1 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.15%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.45%) Power BI
2 3 (3.45%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.30%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.30%) JUnit
1 2 (2.30%) Selenium
1 2 (2.30%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.15%) IDA Disassembler
2 1 (1.15%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.15%) MSI
General
1 7 (8.05%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.90%) Law
3 4 (4.60%) Advertising
4 2 (2.30%) Billing
4 2 (2.30%) Local Government
5 1 (1.15%) Games
5 1 (1.15%) Legal
5 1 (1.15%) Marketing
5 1 (1.15%) Publishing
5 1 (1.15%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (25.29%) Analyst
2 17 (19.54%) Support Engineer
3 15 (17.24%) Desktop Support
4 9 (10.34%) Desktop Engineer
5 8 (9.20%) Active Directory Analyst
6 7 (8.05%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (8.05%) IT Analyst
6 7 (8.05%) Support Analyst
7 6 (6.90%) Data Analyst
7 6 (6.90%) IT Support
8 5 (5.75%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (5.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.75%) Service Analyst
8 5 (5.75%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (5.75%) Technical Support
9 4 (4.60%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (4.60%) Administrator
9 4 (4.60%) Architect
9 4 (4.60%) Consultant
9 4 (4.60%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.05%) Middleware
2 5 (5.75%) RESTful
2 5 (5.75%) Web Services
3 4 (4.60%) .NET
3 4 (4.60%) .NET Framework
3 4 (4.60%) ADSI
3 4 (4.60%) LDAP
4 3 (3.45%) .NET Core
4 3 (3.45%) Entity Framework
4 3 (3.45%) JSON
4 3 (3.45%) REST
4 3 (3.45%) XML
5 2 (2.30%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.90%) Data Centre
1 6 (6.90%) PKI
2 5 (5.75%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (4.60%) Clustering
4 3 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.30%) CMDB
5 2 (2.30%) Derivative
6 1 (1.15%) Animation
6 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 63 (72.41%) Windows
2 24 (27.59%) Windows Server
3 21 (24.14%) Windows 10
4 18 (20.69%) Windows 7
5 14 (16.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (10.34%) Linux
6 9 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (9.20%) Windows XP
8 6 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (5.75%) Unix
10 3 (3.45%) Apple iOS
11 2 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (2.30%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (1.15%) Android
12 1 (1.15%) Kali Linux
12 1 (1.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.39%) ITIL
2 9 (10.34%) Information Security
2 9 (10.34%) Migration
3 8 (9.20%) Data Analysis
4 7 (8.05%) Break/Fix
5 6 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (6.90%) Data Cleansing
5 6 (6.90%) Time Management
6 5 (5.75%) Infrastructure Management
6 5 (5.75%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (5.75%) Server Virtualisation
7 4 (4.60%) Business Continuity
8 3 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (3.45%) DevOps
8 3 (3.45%) DNA
8 3 (3.45%) Programme Delivery
8 3 (3.45%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (3.45%) SDLC
8 3 (3.45%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 20 (22.99%) PowerShell
2 17 (19.54%) SQL
3 3 (3.45%) C#
3 3 (3.45%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.30%) Java
5 1 (1.15%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 19 (21.84%) Security Cleared
2 16 (18.39%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.75%) MCP
3 5 (5.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.45%) MCSA
4 3 (3.45%) MCSE
5 2 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.30%) CISSP
5 2 (2.30%) Degree
6 1 (1.15%) CEH
6 1 (1.15%) CISM
6 1 (1.15%) GISP
6 1 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.15%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.75%) SLA
2 3 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 17 (19.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (8.05%) Virtual Desktop
3 4 (4.60%) XenApp
4 3 (3.45%) VMware NSX
4 3 (3.45%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.30%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.30%) vSphere
6 1 (1.15%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.15%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (12.64%) SCCM
2 3 (3.45%) CA Single Sign-On
3 2 (2.30%) Ansible
3 2 (2.30%) Puppet
4 1 (1.15%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.15%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.15%) Nessus
4 1 (1.15%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (1.15%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.15%) vMotion
4 1 (1.15%) vRealize
4 1 (1.15%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 1 (1.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 44 (50.57%) Microsoft
2 22 (25.29%) VMware
3 12 (13.79%) Cisco
3 12 (13.79%) Citrix
4 9 (10.34%) Dell
5 8 (9.20%) Veeam
6 7 (8.05%) HP
7 5 (5.75%) Mitel
8 4 (4.60%) McAfee
8 4 (4.60%) PTC
9 3 (3.45%) BT
9 3 (3.45%) CyberArk
9 3 (3.45%) Remedy
10 2 (2.30%) BMC
10 2 (2.30%) Computacenter
10 2 (2.30%) IBM
10 2 (2.30%) Lumension
10 2 (2.30%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.15%) Capita
11 1 (1.15%) Draytek