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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 15 26 9
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -17
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 28 26 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 7.47% 5.10% 10.92%
As % of the System Software category 66.67% 63.41% 60.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 14
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +18.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £198 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £455 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £265 £275
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 £11.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+127.27% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
Active Directory
East of England

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
42 41 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 11.20% 8.04% 18.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 22 24
Average daily rate £300 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £170 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 1
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.80 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.99% +134.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £15.89 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -11.72%

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 30 July 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram 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 30 July 2015. 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
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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 +10 12 £300 -15.78% 1
Bedford +8 8 £300 +76.47% 3
Dunstable 0 3 £300 +33.33% 1
Active Directory
East of England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 42 (67.74%) Windows
2 31 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 27 (43.55%) Citrix
4 23 (37.10%) VMware
5 20 (32.26%) MS Exchange
5 20 (32.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (25.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (25.81%) Migration
7 15 (24.19%) ITIL
8 12 (19.35%) DNS
9 11 (17.74%) DHCP
9 11 (17.74%) MS Office
9 11 (17.74%) Windows 7
10 10 (16.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 10 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (16.13%) MS Excel
11 9 (14.52%) WAN
11 9 (14.52%) NHS
12 8 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
13 7 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (11.29%) Local Government
13 7 (11.29%) Cisco
13 7 (11.29%) LAN
14 6 (9.68%) SQL Server
14 6 (9.68%) SAN
14 6 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2003
14 6 (9.68%) XenApp
14 6 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2007
14 6 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2010

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 20 (32.26%) MS Exchange
2 6 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (8.06%) Lotus Domino
4 3 (4.84%) IBM Notes
4 3 (4.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.23%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.61%) Lync
6 1 (1.61%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (17.74%) MS Office
2 10 (16.13%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.84%) MS Visio
3 3 (4.84%) MS Project
4 1 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) SAP Business One
1 1 (1.61%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.45%) Office 365
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (19.35%) DNS
2 11 (17.74%) DHCP
3 9 (14.52%) WAN
4 7 (11.29%) LAN
5 6 (9.68%) SAN
6 5 (8.06%) VPN
7 4 (6.45%) VLAN
8 3 (4.84%) Firewall
8 3 (4.84%) Internet
9 2 (3.23%) OSPF
9 2 (3.23%) VRRP
9 2 (3.23%) TCP/IP
9 2 (3.23%) VoIP
10 1 (1.61%) ADSL
10 1 (1.61%) Broadband
10 1 (1.61%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (1.61%) JIRA
General
1 7 (11.29%) Local Government
2 5 (8.06%) Retail
3 1 (1.61%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (17.74%) Analyst
2 10 (16.13%) Service Desk Analyst
2 10 (16.13%) Service Analyst
3 8 (12.90%) Support Engineer
4 6 (9.68%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (9.68%) Infrastructure Manager
5 5 (8.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) Project Manager
5 5 (8.06%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Desktop Support
6 4 (6.45%) Network Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Citrix Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
7 3 (4.84%) Project Support Administrator
7 3 (4.84%) VMware Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Principal Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 3 (4.84%) Consultant
7 3 (4.84%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.61%) Middleware
1 1 (1.61%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.52%) NHS
2 5 (8.06%) Statistics
3 4 (6.45%) Blackberry
3 4 (6.45%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.84%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.61%) Replication
5 1 (1.61%) Clustering
5 1 (1.61%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.61%) iPhone
5 1 (1.61%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 42 (67.74%) Windows
2 20 (32.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (25.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (17.74%) Windows 7
5 10 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.84%) Windows XP
7 2 (3.23%) UNIX
7 2 (3.23%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.61%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.61%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.81%) Migration
2 15 (24.19%) ITIL
3 10 (16.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 7 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (8.06%) Service Delivery
5 5 (8.06%) PRINCE2
6 4 (6.45%) Change Management
7 3 (4.84%) E-Commerce
7 3 (4.84%) Configuration Management
7 3 (4.84%) Project Planning
7 3 (4.84%) Problem Management
7 3 (4.84%) Email Migration
7 3 (4.84%) Mentoring
8 2 (3.23%) People Management
8 2 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (3.23%) Supplier Management
8 2 (3.23%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (1.61%) Performance Monitoring
9 1 (1.61%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.84%) SQL
2 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (8.06%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (6.45%) PMP
3 4 (6.45%) PMI Certification
3 4 (6.45%) CCNA
4 3 (4.84%) MCSE
4 3 (4.84%) MCITP
4 3 (4.84%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (3.23%) Degree
5 2 (3.23%) MCSA
5 2 (3.23%) CCA
5 2 (3.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.61%) HNC
6 1 (1.61%) CCDA
6 1 (1.61%) CCIE
6 1 (1.61%) CCNP
6 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (9.68%) XenApp
3 5 (8.06%) vSphere
4 4 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (6.45%) VMware ESX
5 2 (3.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (3.23%) VMware Server
5 2 (3.23%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.61%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.61%) MetaFrame
6 1 (1.61%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (8.06%) SCCM
2 2 (3.23%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.61%) WSUS
3 1 (1.61%) SCOM
3 1 (1.61%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 31 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 27 (43.55%) Citrix
3 23 (37.10%) VMware
4 7 (11.29%) Cisco
5 3 (4.84%) Lotus
5 3 (4.84%) Symantec
5 3 (4.84%) Mitel
6 2 (3.23%) ServiceNow
6 2 (3.23%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.23%) CommVault
6 2 (3.23%) Oracle
6 2 (3.23%) HP
6 2 (3.23%) Dell
7 1 (1.61%) EMC
7 1 (1.61%) Sun
7 1 (1.61%) SAP
7 1 (1.61%) IBM
7 1 (1.61%) Sophos
7 1 (1.61%) Wyse
7 1 (1.61%) Metastorm