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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 6 14 9
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 8 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 16.67% 4.69% 3.85%
As % of the System Software category 66.67% 50.00% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 1
Average daily rate
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£200 £170 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -32.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £268 £275
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -2.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £24.73 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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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
12 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 25.00% 9.38% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 2
Average daily rate £200 £170 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -43.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £71 £170 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £425 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.86% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -11.42%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram 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 3 July 2015.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Bedford

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (92.31%) Windows
2 11 (84.62%) Microsoft
3 7 (53.85%) Citrix
3 7 (53.85%) VMware
4 6 (46.15%) MS Office
5 5 (38.46%) ITIL
5 5 (38.46%) MS Exchange
5 5 (38.46%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
6 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
6 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
7 3 (23.08%) Change Management
7 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
7 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
7 3 (23.08%) Problem Management
7 3 (23.08%) Local Government
8 2 (15.38%) Migration
8 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
8 2 (15.38%) MCSE
8 2 (15.38%) CCA
8 2 (15.38%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (15.38%) NHS
9 1 (7.69%) Service Management
9 1 (7.69%) Finance
9 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (7.69%) PMP

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 5 (38.46%) MS Exchange
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MS Office
2 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (23.08%) Local Government
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Support Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) 3rd Line Support
1 4 (30.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Service Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Desktop Support
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Principal Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Technical Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
2 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.69%) UNIX
4 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) ITIL
1 5 (38.46%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 3 (23.08%) Problem Management
2 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
2 3 (23.08%) Change Management
3 2 (15.38%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.69%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) MCSE
1 2 (15.38%) CCA
1 2 (15.38%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) PMP
2 1 (7.69%) PMI Certification
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) XenApp
2 1 (7.69%) vSphere
2 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) Citrix
2 7 (53.85%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) Intel