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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 7 9 5
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 1 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 3.33% 11.76% 15.56%
As % of the System Software category 12.50% 66.67% 77.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £550 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £13.80 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.44%
Active Directory
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
8 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 26.67% 17.65% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Average daily rate £450 £550 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 6
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.68
% change year-on-year
- +2.07%

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 13 February 2016, 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 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Citrix
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) vSphere
3 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (40.00%) VMware ESX
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) MCP
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) MS Office
4 1 (20.00%) MCSE
4 1 (20.00%) MCSA
4 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Avaya
4 1 (20.00%) NHS
4 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (20.00%) Firewall
4 1 (20.00%) Identity Management
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Migration

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Technical Support
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory Support
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Packager
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix Packager
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix Support
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (20.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (20.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) Identity Management
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Presales
2 1 (20.00%) Server Building
2 1 (20.00%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) MCP
1 1 (20.00%) MCSA
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (20.00%) VCP5
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) VMware ESX
2 2 (40.00%) vSphere
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (20.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Citrix
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Avaya
3 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (20.00%) Dell
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) Intel