Period
to 14 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Watford 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 14 November 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
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 31 16
Rank change year-on-year +8 -15 -5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 25 19 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 6.44% 4.26% 9.82%
As % of the System Software category 54.35% 38.00% 53.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 12
Watford median daily rate £241 £295 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.22% +28.26% -45.88%
10th Percentile £110 £133 £189
90th Percentile £378 £465 £280
Hertfordshire median daily rate £290 £425 £275
% change year-on-year -31.76% +54.55% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 1
Watford median hourly rate £15.00 £13.75 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +5.77% -3.70%
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year +5.73% +30.43% -25.81%

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 Watford with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Watford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 46 50 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 11.86% 11.21% 18.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 26 21
Watford median daily rate £350 £450 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +60.71% -34.12%
10th Percentile £112 £163 £205
90th Percentile £775 £575 £395
Hertfordshire median daily rate £350 £450 £363
% change year-on-year -22.22% +24.14% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 1
Watford median hourly rate £15.00 £13.75 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +5.77% -3.70%
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £16.81 £11.50
% change year-on-year -4.79% +46.13% -37.84%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

Job postings citing Active Directory as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Watford.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Watford

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Active Directory in Watford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Watford

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Watford over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Watford

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory in Watford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Watford

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 Watford region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 22 (88.00%) Windows
2 11 (44.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (44.00%) Windows 7
3 10 (40.00%) ITIL
4 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (32.00%) Windows Server
5 7 (28.00%) Firewall
6 6 (24.00%) DNS
6 6 (24.00%) Windows 10
7 5 (20.00%) Office 365
7 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (20.00%) LDAP
8 4 (16.00%) Wireless
8 4 (16.00%) SQL
8 4 (16.00%) DHCP
9 3 (12.00%) PowerShell
9 3 (12.00%) PKI
9 3 (12.00%) FTP
9 3 (12.00%) HTTP
9 3 (12.00%) CA
9 3 (12.00%) HTTPS
9 3 (12.00%) Project Management
9 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
9 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange
9 3 (12.00%) Migration
9 3 (12.00%) VMware
10 2 (8.00%) Back Office
10 2 (8.00%) LAN
10 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (8.00%) WAN

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (28.00%) Firewall
2 6 (24.00%) DNS
3 4 (16.00%) DHCP
3 4 (16.00%) Wireless
4 3 (12.00%) FTP
4 3 (12.00%) HTTP
4 3 (12.00%) HTTPS
5 2 (8.00%) LAN
5 2 (8.00%) WAN
6 1 (4.00%) Internet
6 1 (4.00%) VoIP
6 1 (4.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (8.00%) Back Office
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Marketing
2 1 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
2 5 (20.00%) Administrator
2 5 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Active Directory Administrator
3 4 (16.00%) Active Directory Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Help Desk Administrator
3 4 (16.00%) Help Desk Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Service Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Windows Administrator
4 3 (12.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (12.00%) Consultant
4 3 (12.00%) IT Support
4 3 (12.00%) Office 365 Administrator
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Support Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) IT Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) PKI
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 22 (88.00%) Windows
2 11 (44.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (32.00%) Windows Server
4 6 (24.00%) Windows 10
5 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (8.00%) Linux
6 2 (8.00%) Mac OS
6 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
7 1 (4.00%) Unix
7 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
7 1 (4.00%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) ITIL
2 3 (12.00%) Migration
2 3 (12.00%) Project Management
3 2 (8.00%) Analytics
3 2 (8.00%) Antivirus Management
3 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (8.00%) Software Deployment
4 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (4.00%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) SQL
2 3 (12.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (8.00%) VBA
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) XenApp
2 1 (4.00%) Firmware
2 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (4.00%) SCCM
1 1 (4.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (44.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) CA
2 3 (12.00%) VMware
3 2 (8.00%) Apple
3 2 (8.00%) Citrix
3 2 (8.00%) Cognos
4 1 (4.00%) HP
4 1 (4.00%) Symantec
4 1 (4.00%) Veeam