The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 22 27 12
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -15
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 12 13 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.20% 4.02% 9.69%
As % of the System Software category 63.16% 50.00% 84.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 28
Median daily rate £325 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £215 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £435 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Median hourly rate - £21.25 £13.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +53.98%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

System Software Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
19 26 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 6.64% 8.05% 11.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 30
Median daily rate £413 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £170 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £484 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 6
Median hourly rate - £31.56 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +80.31%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 21 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford 0 5 £120 - 1
Luton +10 3 - -
Dunstable -5 1 - -
Active Directory
East of England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 20 (62.50%) Windows
2 15 (46.88%) VMware
3 14 (43.75%) Citrix
4 13 (40.63%) Windows Server
5 11 (34.38%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
6 10 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
7 9 (28.13%) XenApp
7 9 (28.13%) Microsoft Azure
7 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (25.00%) HP
9 7 (21.88%) ITIL
9 7 (21.88%) Data Centre
10 6 (18.75%) High Availability
10 6 (18.75%) Office 365
10 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (18.75%) SCCM
10 6 (18.75%) IIS
10 6 (18.75%) DNS
10 6 (18.75%) DHCP
11 5 (15.63%) Windows XP
11 5 (15.63%) Dell
11 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
11 5 (15.63%) NetScaler
11 5 (15.63%) Hyper-V
12 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (12.50%) Web Services
12 4 (12.50%) MS Exchange
12 4 (12.50%) WAN
12 4 (12.50%) MPLS

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (18.75%) IIS
2 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (6.25%) IBM Notes
3 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (28.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (18.75%) Office 365
4 3 (9.38%) Akamai
4 3 (9.38%) CloudFront
5 1 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (3.13%) Amazon S3
5 1 (3.13%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (3.13%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) DHCP
1 6 (18.75%) DNS
2 5 (15.63%) NetScaler
3 4 (12.50%) Firewall
3 4 (12.50%) MPLS
3 4 (12.50%) WAN
4 3 (9.38%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (9.38%) VLAN
5 2 (6.25%) IP Telephony
5 2 (6.25%) LAN
5 2 (6.25%) SMTP
5 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
5 2 (6.25%) VPN
5 2 (6.25%) Wireless
6 1 (3.13%) FTP
6 1 (3.13%) Internet
6 1 (3.13%) OSPF
6 1 (3.13%) SAN
6 1 (3.13%) VoIP
6 1 (3.13%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Marketing
3 1 (3.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (18.75%) Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) Cloud Engineer
2 6 (18.75%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Architect
4 3 (9.38%) AWS Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) E-Commerce Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Project Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Server Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Web Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Collaboration Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Messaging Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.38%) Fat Client
2 3 (9.38%) Thin Client
3 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.13%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.13%) EFT
4 1 (3.13%) iPhone
4 1 (3.13%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 20 (62.50%) Windows
2 13 (40.63%) Windows Server
3 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (15.63%) Windows XP
6 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (9.38%) Linux
7 3 (9.38%) Unix
8 2 (6.25%) Solaris
8 2 (6.25%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
8 2 (6.25%) Windows 8
8 2 (6.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) ITIL
2 6 (18.75%) High Availability
3 4 (12.50%) Migration
4 3 (9.38%) E-Commerce
4 3 (9.38%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (6.25%) Change Management
5 2 (6.25%) Converged Infrastructure
5 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.25%) Email Migration
5 2 (6.25%) Issue Tracking
5 2 (6.25%) Project Management
5 2 (6.25%) Server Building
5 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.13%) Data Loss Prevention
6 1 (3.13%) Dependency Management
6 1 (3.13%) Identity Management
6 1 (3.13%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (3.13%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.13%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (6.25%) CCEA
2 2 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (6.25%) MCITP
2 2 (6.25%) MCP
2 2 (6.25%) MCSE
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.13%) CCNA
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.13%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 11 (34.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (28.13%) XenApp
3 5 (15.63%) Hyper-V
4 3 (9.38%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (9.38%) vSphere
5 2 (6.25%) VMware Server
6 1 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (3.13%) VMware ESX
6 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
6 1 (3.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) SCCM
2 2 (6.25%) WSUS
3 1 (3.13%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (3.13%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.13%) Simpana
Vendors
1 15 (46.88%) VMware
2 14 (43.75%) Citrix
3 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
4 8 (25.00%) HP
5 5 (15.63%) Dell
6 4 (12.50%) CheckPoint
6 4 (12.50%) NetApp
7 3 (9.38%) Apple
7 3 (9.38%) Symantec
8 2 (6.25%) 3PAR
8 2 (6.25%) AppSense
8 2 (6.25%) Cisco
8 2 (6.25%) Lotus
8 2 (6.25%) Oracle
8 2 (6.25%) Remedy
9 1 (3.13%) Google
9 1 (3.13%) LANDesk
9 1 (3.13%) Mitel
9 1 (3.13%) Palo Alto
9 1 (3.13%) Proofpoint