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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 8 7 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 5 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 12.82% 17.07% 17.39%
As % of the System Software category 71.43% 70.00% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
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£475 - £210
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £263
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Average hourly rate £26.90 £14.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.77% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
7 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 17.95% 24.39% 26.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 6
Average daily rate £475 - £211
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £16.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £15.63
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +4.00%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Bedford

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) ITIL
4 3 (42.86%) VMware
4 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
5 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (28.57%) MS Office
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 2 (28.57%) MCSE
5 2 (28.57%) Citrix
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (14.29%) PMP
6 1 (14.29%) PMI Certification
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
6 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
6 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
6 1 (14.29%) MS Project
6 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
6 1 (14.29%) UNIX
6 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
6 1 (14.29%) Change Management
6 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
6 1 (14.29%) Migration
6 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (14.29%) VMware ESX
6 1 (14.29%) Retail

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
2 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
2 1 (14.29%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
1 1 (14.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Security Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Security Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Principal Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
3 1 (14.29%) UNIX
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
2 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) MCSE
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) PMP
2 1 (14.29%) PMI Certification
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) VMware ESX
2 1 (14.29%) XenApp
2 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 1 (14.29%) Cyber-Ark
4 1 (14.29%) Intel