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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 6 6 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 4 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 11.43% 9.52% -
As % of the System Software category 66.67% 50.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate - £158 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £261 £265 £290
% change year-on-year
-1.41% -8.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
System Software Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
6 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 17.14% 19.05% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Average daily rate - £179 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
-0.46% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
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
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 24 April 2014.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Bedford

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (50.00%) Citrix
4 5 (41.67%) VPN
4 5 (41.67%) DNS
4 5 (41.67%) MS Office
4 5 (41.67%) ITIL
4 5 (41.67%) Windows XP
5 4 (33.33%) Blackberry
5 4 (33.33%) McAfee
5 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 4 (33.33%) DHCP
5 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (25.00%) Symantec
6 3 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (25.00%) LAN
6 3 (25.00%) VoIP
6 3 (25.00%) WAN
6 3 (25.00%) IBM Notes
6 3 (25.00%) Lotus Domino
6 3 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (25.00%) Lotus
6 3 (25.00%) Backup Exec
7 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (16.67%) A+ Certification
7 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
7 2 (16.67%) SAN
7 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 1 (8.33%) iPhone
8 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (25.00%) IBM Notes
2 3 (25.00%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Office
2 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) VPN
1 5 (41.67%) DNS
2 4 (33.33%) DHCP
3 3 (25.00%) LAN
3 3 (25.00%) VoIP
3 3 (25.00%) WAN
4 2 (16.67%) SAN
5 1 (8.33%) DMZ
5 1 (8.33%) Firewall
5 1 (8.33%) VLAN
5 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Desktop Support
2 5 (41.67%) Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Service Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Network Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) PDA
2 1 (8.33%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows XP
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
4 1 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
2 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (8.33%) Release Management
2 1 (8.33%) Time Management
2 1 (8.33%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) A+ Certification
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) MCP
2 1 (8.33%) MCSE
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (8.33%) XenApp
2 1 (8.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (25.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (8.33%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) SCOM
2 1 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (8.33%) XenMobile
2 1 (8.33%) Tivoli
2 1 (8.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (50.00%) Citrix
3 4 (33.33%) McAfee
4 3 (25.00%) Lotus
4 3 (25.00%) Symantec
5 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
5 1 (8.33%) Altiris
5 1 (8.33%) LANDesk
5 1 (8.33%) SolarWinds
5 1 (8.33%) Dell
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco
5 1 (8.33%) IBM