The first table below looks at the demand for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Bedford region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 15 10 8
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 5.33% 4.65% 3.45%
As % of the System Software category 57.14% 50.00% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
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£170 £250 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.00% -46.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £269 £275 £280
% change year-on-year
-2.18% -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -3.12%
System Software Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
7 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 9.33% 9.30% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Average daily rate £350 £330 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £25.50 £11.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+131.81% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +2.94%
Active Directory
Bedfordshire

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing Active Directory also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Active Directory.

1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (37.50%) vSphere
4 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (37.50%) VCP5
4 3 (37.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (37.50%) VMware
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (37.50%) MCSE
4 3 (37.50%) MCSA
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 3 (37.50%) MCP
4 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (25.00%) LAN
5 2 (25.00%) WAN
5 2 (25.00%) VPN
5 2 (25.00%) DNS
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (25.00%) Intel
5 2 (25.00%) Citrix
5 2 (25.00%) VMware ESX
5 2 (25.00%) Change Control
5 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing Active Directory also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Active Directory. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) LAN
1 2 (25.00%) WAN
1 2 (25.00%) VPN
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) VLAN
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) DMZ
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (37.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Desktop Support
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Architect
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Server Support
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) iPhone
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Change Control
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
3 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) VCP5
1 3 (37.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (37.50%) MCSE
1 3 (37.50%) MCSA
1 3 (37.50%) MCP
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (37.50%) vSphere
2 2 (25.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (12.50%) XenApp
3 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) SCOM
1 1 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (12.50%) Tivoli
1 1 (12.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (12.50%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Intel
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (12.50%) LANDesk
4 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds
4 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 1 (12.50%) Dell
4 1 (12.50%) McAfee
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) IBM