The first table below looks at the demand for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 25 July 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 Bedfordshire 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 22 8 15
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +7
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 27 25 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 5.30% 10.73% 10.10%
As % of the System Software category 69.23% 59.52% 52.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 16
Average daily rate
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£350 £295 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% -17.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £145 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £354 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £267 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-2.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 £11.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -3.12%
System Software Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
39 42 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 7.66% 18.03% 19.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 24 31
Average daily rate £344 £325 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% -8.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £225 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £25.50 £11.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+131.81% -21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
Active Directory
East of England

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Active Directory across the Bedfordshire region.

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Bedfordshire region.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -12 11 £356 +20.76% 2
Bedford -3 4 £170 -32.00% 2
Dunstable -2 2 £225 -34.30% 1
Shefford - - - -
Active Directory
East of England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 32 (80.00%) Windows
2 21 (52.50%) Microsoft
3 14 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (32.50%) VMware
5 12 (30.00%) DNS
5 12 (30.00%) IIS
6 11 (27.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (25.00%) MS Excel
8 9 (22.50%) MS Exchange
8 9 (22.50%) DHCP
8 9 (22.50%) SCCM
8 9 (22.50%) SCOM
8 9 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (20.00%) MCSE
9 8 (20.00%) ITIL
9 8 (20.00%) SQL Server
9 8 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (17.50%) Citrix
10 7 (17.50%) FTP
10 7 (17.50%) E-Commerce
10 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (15.00%) vSphere
11 6 (15.00%) .NET
11 6 (15.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (15.00%) PowerShell
12 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (12.50%) TCP/IP
12 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
12 5 (12.50%) VCP5

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 12 (30.00%) IIS
2 9 (22.50%) MS Exchange
3 6 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (7.50%) Confluence
6 3 (7.50%) SharePoint
7 1 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.50%) MS Office
3 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (30.00%) DNS
2 9 (22.50%) DHCP
3 7 (17.50%) FTP
4 5 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 3 (7.50%) LAN
5 3 (7.50%) WAN
5 3 (7.50%) SAN
6 2 (5.00%) VPN
7 1 (2.50%) VoIP
7 1 (2.50%) DMZ
7 1 (2.50%) MPLS
7 1 (2.50%) Firewall
7 1 (2.50%) Wireless
7 1 (2.50%) VLAN
7 1 (2.50%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (10.00%) JIRA
2 3 (7.50%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (7.50%) Log4Net
3 2 (5.00%) Artifactory
3 2 (5.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.50%) FinalBuilder
General
1 2 (5.00%) Finance
1 2 (5.00%) Legal
1 2 (5.00%) Retail
2 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (20.00%) Support Engineer
1 8 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (10.00%) Desktop Support
3 4 (10.00%) Server Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Configuration Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Software Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Server Support
5 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) SCCM Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Windows Server Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Software Configuration Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Head of Operations
6 1 (2.50%) Deployment Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) .NET
2 4 (10.00%) Web Services
3 3 (7.50%) MSMQ
3 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET
4 2 (5.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.50%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (5.00%) Clustering
1 2 (5.00%) CMDB
2 1 (2.50%) iPhone
2 1 (2.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 32 (80.00%) Windows
2 14 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (27.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (7.50%) Windows 7
6 2 (5.00%) Windows 8
6 2 (5.00%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.50%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.00%) ITIL
2 7 (17.50%) E-Commerce
3 4 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 4 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (7.50%) DevOps
5 2 (5.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.00%) Load Balancing
5 2 (5.00%) Migration
5 2 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (5.00%) Change Control
6 1 (2.50%) Software Distribution
6 1 (2.50%) Database Security
6 1 (2.50%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.50%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.50%) Project Planning
6 1 (2.50%) Programme Management
6 1 (2.50%) Validation
6 1 (2.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (10.00%) SQL
3 3 (7.50%) VB
3 3 (7.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (20.00%) MCSE
1 8 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (15.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 5 (12.50%) VCP5
4 4 (10.00%) MCP
5 3 (7.50%) MCSA
6 2 (5.00%) MCITP
6 2 (5.00%) Degree
7 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.50%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.50%) MCTS
7 1 (2.50%) A+ Certification
7 1 (2.50%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (15.00%) vSphere
3 3 (7.50%) VMware ESX
4 2 (5.00%) XenApp
5 1 (2.50%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (2.50%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (22.50%) SCCM
1 9 (22.50%) SCOM
2 3 (7.50%) NetBackup
2 3 (7.50%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.50%) XenMobile
3 1 (2.50%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.50%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.50%) WSUS
3 1 (2.50%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 1 (2.50%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (52.50%) Microsoft
2 13 (32.50%) VMware
3 7 (17.50%) Citrix
4 3 (7.50%) Cisco
4 3 (7.50%) Intel
5 2 (5.00%) McAfee
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle
6 1 (2.50%) Altiris
6 1 (2.50%) LANDesk
6 1 (2.50%) Riverbed
6 1 (2.50%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.50%) Akamai
6 1 (2.50%) IBM
6 1 (2.50%) HP
6 1 (2.50%) Dell
6 1 (2.50%) Juniper
6 1 (2.50%) NetApp
6 1 (2.50%) Veritas
6 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint
Bedfordshire
Streamline Connections
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago