Period
to 13 December 2017

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 13 December 2017 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
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 16 9
Rank change year-on-year -21 -7 +2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 12 25 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 2.79% 8.65% 13.06%
As % of the System Software category 30.77% 48.08% 91.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 19
Watford median daily rate £175 £230 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.91% -45.88% +54.55%
10th Percentile £120 £188 £197
90th Percentile £318 £298 £438
Hertfordshire median daily rate £403 £270 £325
% change year-on-year +49.26% -16.92% +41.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Watford median hourly rate £13.75 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.77% -3.70% -20.59%
10th Percentile £13.33 £13.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £13.98 £13.00 £22.00
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.90 £11.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +38.28% -25.81% -27.91%

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 39 52 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 9.07% 17.99% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 23 22
Watford median daily rate £425 £300 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.67% -29.41% +25.93%
10th Percentile £150 £205 £218
90th Percentile £588 £525 £438
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £363 £400
% change year-on-year +24.14% -9.38% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Watford median hourly rate £13.75 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.77% -3.70% -20.59%
10th Percentile £13.33 £13.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £13.98 £13.00 £22.00
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.81 £11.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +46.13% -25.81% -27.91%

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 13 December 2017.

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 13 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Watford region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 10 (83.33%) Windows
1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (50.00%) ITIL
3 4 (33.33%) Migration
3 4 (33.33%) SCCM
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (25.00%) Application Packaging
4 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 3 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (25.00%) VMware
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (25.00%) DHCP
4 3 (25.00%) DNS
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 2 (16.67%) MCSE
5 2 (16.67%) MCSA
5 2 (16.67%) Replication
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
5 2 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (16.67%) IT Strategy
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (8.33%) vSphere
6 1 (8.33%) Office 365
6 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
6 1 (8.33%) XenApp

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:

Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) DHCP
1 3 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) Internet
2 1 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (8.33%) WAN
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Desktop Engineer
1 5 (41.67%) Desktop Support
2 4 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Server Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Windows Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Server Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Service Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Replication
2 1 (8.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) Migration
3 3 (25.00%) Application Packaging
4 2 (16.67%) IT Strategy
4 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 1 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) MCSA
1 2 (16.67%) MCSE
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (8.33%) vSphere
3 1 (8.33%) XenApp
3 1 (8.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix
3 1 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) Remedy