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 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 16 14 8
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 2 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 3.17% 5.63% 2.94%
As % of the System Software category 100.00% 50.00% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -35.48%
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 £11.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.80
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
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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
2 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 3.17% 11.27% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 4
Average daily rate £350 £363 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +31.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 £11.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%

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 29 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) MCP
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) MCSE
2 3 (60.00%) MCSA
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) vSphere
2 3 (60.00%) VCP5
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (40.00%) Change Control
3 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (40.00%) VMware ESX
3 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (40.00%) Intel
4 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (20.00%) MS Project
4 1 (20.00%) MS Office
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Project
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Server Support
2 1 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Change Control
1 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) MCP
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (60.00%) MCSE
1 3 (60.00%) MCSA
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 3 (60.00%) VCP5
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (60.00%) vSphere
2 2 (40.00%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Intel