Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 13 19
Rank change year-on-year -28 +6 -3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 10 19 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 2.70% 8.52% 6.44%
As % of the System Software category 30.30% 51.35% 86.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 7
Watford median daily rate £238 £130 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +82.69% -55.17% -27.50%
10th Percentile £163 £124 £146
90th Percentile £331 £442 £426
Hertfordshire median daily rate £356 £288 £300
% change year-on-year +23.65% -4.17% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Watford median hourly rate £13.75 - £14.00
10th Percentile £13.33 - £13.50
90th Percentile £13.98 - £23.90
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £13.50 £11.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -19.64% -34.88%

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 37 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 8.92% 16.59% 7.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 9
Watford median daily rate £450 £469 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +17.19% +3.23%
10th Percentile £163 £130 £146
90th Percentile £579 £586 £438
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Watford median hourly rate £13.75 - £14.00
10th Percentile £13.33 - £13.50
90th Percentile £13.98 - £23.90
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £23.14 £11.25 £14.25
% change year-on-year +105.67% -21.05% -33.72%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (80.00%) Windows
3 7 (70.00%) ITIL
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (30.00%) VMware
5 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (30.00%) DHCP
5 3 (30.00%) DNS
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
6 2 (20.00%) MCSE
6 2 (20.00%) MCSA
6 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (20.00%) SCCM
6 2 (20.00%) Application Packaging
6 2 (20.00%) WSUS
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (20.00%) Replication
6 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
6 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (20.00%) IT Strategy
7 1 (10.00%) IDA Disassembler
7 1 (10.00%) Data Loss Prevention
7 1 (10.00%) Database Security

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 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) DHCP
1 3 (30.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) IDA Disassembler
General
1 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Active Directory Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Server Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Windows Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Server Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Operational Security Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Security Operations Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Replication
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Application Packaging
2 2 (20.00%) IT Strategy
2 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (10.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (10.00%) Data Loss Prevention
3 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (10.00%) Database Security
3 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (10.00%) Information Management
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security
3 1 (10.00%) ISMS
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) OWASP
3 1 (10.00%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) Secure Coding
3 1 (10.00%) Security Operations
3 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) MCSA
1 2 (20.00%) MCSE
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) CEH
2 1 (10.00%) CISM
2 1 (10.00%) CISSP
2 1 (10.00%) GISP
2 1 (10.00%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (10.00%) vSphere
3 1 (10.00%) XenApp
3 1 (10.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
1 2 (20.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix