The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 5 17 10
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -7
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 8 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 16.33% 2.56% 9.43%
As % of the System Software category 72.73% 100.00% 55.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 4
Average daily rate
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£313 £350 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +21.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £350 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

System Software Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
11 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 22.45% 2.56% 16.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 7
Average daily rate £300 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £350 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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
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 1 September 2015, 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 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 11 (73.33%) Citrix
3 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 10 (66.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 7 (46.67%) Windows 7
5 6 (40.00%) MS Office
5 6 (40.00%) VMware
6 5 (33.33%) ITIL
6 5 (33.33%) NHS
7 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
7 3 (20.00%) Change Management
7 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
7 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
7 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (13.33%) CCA
8 2 (13.33%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
8 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
8 2 (13.33%) Application Packaging
8 2 (13.33%) Local Government
8 2 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (6.67%) VLAN
9 1 (6.67%) Finance
9 1 (6.67%) Migration
9 1 (6.67%) Service Management
9 1 (6.67%) UNIX
9 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
9 1 (6.67%) Data Centre

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (40.00%) MS Office
2 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (13.33%) Local Government
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
1 5 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
1 5 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (26.67%) Service Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Principal Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Desktop Support
3 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Applications Packager
5 1 (6.67%) Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Support
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Technical Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) NHS
2 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 5 (33.33%) ITIL
3 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (20.00%) Change Management
3 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) CCA
1 2 (13.33%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Citrix
2 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (40.00%) VMware