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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 19 28 17
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -11
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 34 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 7.71% 3.17% 6.28%
As % of the System Software category 82.93% 61.90% 43.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 11
Average daily rate
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£375 £188 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -23.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £140 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £304 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £265
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 £14.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
41 21 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 9.30% 5.12% 14.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 22
Average daily rate £375 £238 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.89% -20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £149 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £338 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £313
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +1.58%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 1 April 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 +9 9 £238 +58.33% 2
Bedford -1 5 £475 -
Dunstable 0 2 £550 -
Active Directory
East of England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 59 (70.24%) Windows
2 53 (63.10%) Microsoft
3 45 (53.57%) IIS
4 38 (45.24%) DNS
5 37 (44.05%) E-Commerce
6 31 (36.90%) DHCP
6 31 (36.90%) SCCM
6 31 (36.90%) SCOM
7 26 (30.95%) Microsoft Azure
8 25 (29.76%) .NET
9 23 (27.38%) FTP
10 17 (20.24%) ITIL
11 16 (19.05%) Web Services
11 16 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
12 15 (17.86%) Akamai
13 14 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (16.67%) MS Excel
14 13 (15.48%) MS Exchange
15 11 (13.10%) VMware
15 11 (13.10%) Migration
16 10 (11.90%) Citrix
16 10 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
16 10 (11.90%) PowerShell
16 10 (11.90%) DevOps
17 9 (10.71%) SLA
18 8 (9.52%) SQL Server
19 7 (8.33%) WAN
19 7 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
19 7 (8.33%) Retail
19 7 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 45 (53.57%) IIS
2 13 (15.48%) MS Exchange
3 7 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (5.95%) Lotus Domino
6 3 (3.57%) IBM Notes
7 2 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 14 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.57%) MS Office
3 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (30.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 38 (45.24%) DNS
2 31 (36.90%) DHCP
3 23 (27.38%) FTP
4 7 (8.33%) WAN
5 5 (5.95%) LAN
6 3 (3.57%) Internet
6 3 (3.57%) VoIP
6 3 (3.57%) OSPF
6 3 (3.57%) Firewall
6 3 (3.57%) VLAN
7 2 (2.38%) VRRP
7 2 (2.38%) VPN
8 1 (1.19%) EIGRP
8 1 (1.19%) MPLS
8 1 (1.19%) SAN
8 1 (1.19%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.19%) SMTP
8 1 (1.19%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.19%) ATM
8 1 (1.19%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.19%) JIRA
General
1 7 (8.33%) Retail
2 4 (4.76%) Local Government
3 3 (3.57%) Legal
4 2 (2.38%) Marketing
4 2 (2.38%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.38%) Electronics
4 2 (2.38%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.38%) Finance
5 1 (1.19%) Games
Job Titles
1 41 (48.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 28 (33.33%) Web Engineer
3 23 (27.38%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (5.95%) Support Engineer
4 5 (5.95%) Infrastructure Manager
4 5 (5.95%) Wintel Engineer
5 4 (4.76%) Network Engineer
5 4 (4.76%) Project Manager
5 4 (4.76%) Analyst
6 3 (3.57%) Programme Manager
6 3 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (3.57%) Consultant
6 3 (3.57%) Service Analyst
6 3 (3.57%) Server Engineer
6 3 (3.57%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (3.57%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
6 3 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (2.38%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (2.38%) Server Administrator
7 2 (2.38%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (29.76%) .NET
2 16 (19.05%) Web Services
3 1 (1.19%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.76%) Statistics
2 3 (3.57%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.38%) NHS
3 2 (2.38%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.38%) DTV
4 1 (1.19%) Replication
4 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.19%) Clustering
4 1 (1.19%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.19%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 59 (70.24%) Windows
2 14 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (5.95%) Windows 7
5 4 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (4.76%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.19%) UNIX
6 1 (1.19%) Linux
6 1 (1.19%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (44.05%) E-Commerce
2 17 (20.24%) ITIL
3 11 (13.10%) Migration
4 10 (11.90%) DevOps
5 7 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (7.14%) Service Delivery
7 4 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (4.76%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (4.76%) Project Management
8 3 (3.57%) PRINCE2
8 3 (3.57%) Database Security
8 3 (3.57%) Project Planning
9 2 (2.38%) Digital Marketing
9 2 (2.38%) Load Balancing
9 2 (2.38%) Supplier Management
9 2 (2.38%) Mentoring
9 2 (2.38%) People Management
9 2 (2.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 2 (2.38%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (2.38%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.90%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.19%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (5.95%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (5.95%) CCNA
3 4 (4.76%) MCSE
4 3 (3.57%) PMP
4 3 (3.57%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.38%) MCITP
6 1 (1.19%) CCNP
6 1 (1.19%) HNC
6 1 (1.19%) MCSA
6 1 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.19%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.71%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.38%) vSphere
3 1 (1.19%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.19%) ISA Server
3 1 (1.19%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 31 (36.90%) SCCM
1 31 (36.90%) SCOM
2 1 (1.19%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.19%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 53 (63.10%) Microsoft
2 15 (17.86%) Akamai
3 11 (13.10%) VMware
4 10 (11.90%) Citrix
5 5 (5.95%) Cisco
6 4 (4.76%) Lotus
7 3 (3.57%) CheckPoint
7 3 (3.57%) HP
8 2 (2.38%) Mitel
8 2 (2.38%) SAP
8 2 (2.38%) Symantec
9 1 (1.19%) Websense
9 1 (1.19%) Juniper
9 1 (1.19%) CommVault
9 1 (1.19%) Veritas
9 1 (1.19%) Avaya
9 1 (1.19%) Dell
9 1 (1.19%) Intel
9 1 (1.19%) Sophos
9 1 (1.19%) 3Com
Bedfordshire
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago