Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 19 11
Rank change year-on-year -9 -8 -1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 15 25 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 4.40% 7.31% 11.22%
As % of the System Software category 45.45% 43.86% 72.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 17
Watford median daily rate £118 £250 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -53.00% +8.70% -45.88%
10th Percentile £103 £129 £136
90th Percentile £161 £435 £280
Hertfordshire median daily rate £260 £320 £245
% change year-on-year -18.75% +30.61% -30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Watford median hourly rate £15.00 - £13.00
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.86 £15.90 £13.00
% change year-on-year -0.27% +22.33% -21.21%

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 33 57 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 9.68% 16.67% 15.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 30 24
Watford median daily rate £275 £438 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.14% +78.57% -42.35%
10th Percentile £104 £130 £166
90th Percentile £745 £575 £340
Hertfordshire median daily rate £325 £430 £375
% change year-on-year -24.42% +14.67% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
Watford median hourly rate £16.00 - £13.00
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £16.81 £13.25
% change year-on-year -4.79% +26.83% -24.29%

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 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 17 August 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 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) ITIL
2 10 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 6 (40.00%) Firewall
3 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (40.00%) Windows 10
4 5 (33.33%) Office 365
4 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 4 (26.67%) Wireless
6 2 (13.33%) Service Management
6 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
6 2 (13.33%) LAN
6 2 (13.33%) VoIP
6 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
6 2 (13.33%) WAN
6 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
7 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
7 1 (6.67%) SIEM
7 1 (6.67%) GISP
7 1 (6.67%) Capacity Management
7 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
7 1 (6.67%) Database Security
7 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (6.67%) SANS
7 1 (6.67%) Web Filtering

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 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) Firewall
2 4 (26.67%) Wireless
3 2 (13.33%) LAN
3 2 (13.33%) VoIP
3 2 (13.33%) WAN
4 1 (6.67%) VPN
4 1 (6.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) IDA Disassembler
General
1 1 (6.67%) Advertising
1 1 (6.67%) Games
1 1 (6.67%) Legal
1 1 (6.67%) Marketing
1 1 (6.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Active Directory Administrator
2 4 (26.67%) Active Directory Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Administrator
2 4 (26.67%) Help Desk Administrator
2 4 (26.67%) Help Desk Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Service Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Service Desk Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Administrator
3 3 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (20.00%) Desktop Support
3 3 (20.00%) IT Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Office 365 Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) IT Support
4 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Mac Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.67%) Animation
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 6 (40.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
2 2 (13.33%) Service Management
3 1 (6.67%) Capacity Management
3 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (6.67%) Database Security
3 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.67%) Information Management
3 1 (6.67%) Information Security
3 1 (6.67%) ISMS
3 1 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (6.67%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (6.67%) Operations Management
3 1 (6.67%) OWASP
3 1 (6.67%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (6.67%) Secure Coding
3 1 (6.67%) Security Testing
3 1 (6.67%) SIEM
3 1 (6.67%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) CEH
1 1 (6.67%) CISM
1 1 (6.67%) CISSP
1 1 (6.67%) GISP
1 1 (6.67%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
1 1 (6.67%) XenApp
1 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Backup Exec
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Apple
2 1 (6.67%) Capita
2 1 (6.67%) Citrix
2 1 (6.67%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) TOWER Software
2 1 (6.67%) VMware