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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 16 19 6
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -13
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 29 38 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 7.77% 7.48% 13.46%
As % of the System Software category 65.91% 100.00% 64.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 31 22
Average daily rate
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£313 £363 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% +9.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £500 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 £11.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+172.72% -18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £11.00 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.61 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -2.60%
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
44 38 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 11.80% 7.48% 20.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 31 34
Average daily rate £300 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £485 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.56% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 2
Average hourly rate £32.50 £11.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+195.45% -18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £11.00 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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 +7 15 £313 -10.71% 2
Bedford +12 8 £313 -10.71%
Dunstable -2 2 £413 +83.33%
Active Directory
East of England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 43 (68.25%) Windows
2 34 (53.97%) Citrix
3 31 (49.21%) Microsoft
4 25 (39.68%) VMware
5 22 (34.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (28.57%) MS Exchange
7 17 (26.98%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (22.22%) Migration
8 14 (22.22%) ITIL
9 13 (20.63%) DNS
10 12 (19.05%) DHCP
10 12 (19.05%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 11 (17.46%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (15.87%) WAN
12 10 (15.87%) MS Office
12 10 (15.87%) Windows 7
13 9 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
13 9 (14.29%) Local Government
13 9 (14.29%) MS Excel
13 9 (14.29%) NHS
14 8 (12.70%) Cisco
14 8 (12.70%) LAN
15 7 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
16 6 (9.52%) XenApp
16 6 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2003
16 6 (9.52%) Retail
16 6 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
16 6 (9.52%) SQL Server
16 6 (9.52%) Lotus Domino
16 6 (9.52%) Cisco Certification

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 18 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 7 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (9.52%) Lotus Domino
3 6 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (6.35%) IBM Notes
5 3 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (3.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.17%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.59%) Lync
7 1 (1.59%) IIS
7 1 (1.59%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (15.87%) MS Office
2 9 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.76%) MS Visio
3 3 (4.76%) MS Project
4 2 (3.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) SAP Business One
1 1 (1.59%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.94%) Office 365
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (20.63%) DNS
2 12 (19.05%) DHCP
3 10 (15.87%) WAN
4 8 (12.70%) LAN
5 6 (9.52%) SAN
6 5 (7.94%) VLAN
6 5 (7.94%) VPN
7 4 (6.35%) Firewall
8 3 (4.76%) Internet
8 3 (4.76%) OSPF
8 3 (4.76%) VRRP
8 3 (4.76%) VoIP
9 2 (3.17%) TCP/IP
10 1 (1.59%) ADSL
10 1 (1.59%) Broadband
10 1 (1.59%) DMZ
10 1 (1.59%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle Forms
General
1 9 (14.29%) Local Government
2 6 (9.52%) Retail
3 1 (1.59%) Billing
3 1 (1.59%) Electronics
3 1 (1.59%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (17.46%) Analyst
2 9 (14.29%) Service Analyst
2 9 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (12.70%) Support Engineer
4 7 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (7.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) Network Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) Citrix Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) Desktop Support
7 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (4.76%) Applications Packager
8 3 (4.76%) Project Administrator
8 3 (4.76%) Administrator
8 3 (4.76%) Consultant
8 3 (4.76%) Programme Manager
8 3 (4.76%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
8 3 (4.76%) Project Support Administrator
8 3 (4.76%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.76%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.59%) Web Services
2 1 (1.59%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.29%) NHS
2 4 (6.35%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.76%) Blackberry
3 3 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.76%) Statistics
4 1 (1.59%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.59%) iPhone
4 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.59%) Replication
4 1 (1.59%) Clustering
4 1 (1.59%) EFT
4 1 (1.59%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 43 (68.25%) Windows
2 22 (34.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (26.98%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (17.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (15.87%) Windows 7
6 3 (4.76%) Windows XP
7 2 (3.17%) UNIX
7 2 (3.17%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.59%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.59%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.22%) ITIL
1 14 (22.22%) Migration
2 12 (19.05%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 4 (6.35%) Change Management
4 3 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (4.76%) Configuration Management
4 3 (4.76%) Problem Management
4 3 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (4.76%) Mentoring
4 3 (4.76%) Email Migration
4 3 (4.76%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.17%) People Management
5 2 (3.17%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (3.17%) PRINCE2
5 2 (3.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.17%) Supplier Management
6 1 (1.59%) Incident Management
6 1 (1.59%) Load Balancing
6 1 (1.59%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (1.59%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.76%) SQL
2 2 (3.17%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.59%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (7.94%) CCNA
3 3 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (4.76%) MCITP
4 2 (3.17%) Degree
4 2 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.17%) CCA
4 2 (3.17%) MCSA
4 2 (3.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.59%) CCIE
5 1 (1.59%) CCNP
5 1 (1.59%) HNC
5 1 (1.59%) MCSE
5 1 (1.59%) CCDA
5 1 (1.59%) PMP
5 1 (1.59%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (9.52%) XenApp
3 5 (7.94%) vSphere
4 4 (6.35%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (6.35%) VMware ESX
5 3 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (3.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (3.17%) VMware Server
6 2 (3.17%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.59%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.59%) MetaFrame
7 1 (1.59%) Firmware
7 1 (1.59%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 3 (4.76%) SCCM
2 2 (3.17%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.59%) WSUS
3 1 (1.59%) SCOM
3 1 (1.59%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 34 (53.97%) Citrix
2 31 (49.21%) Microsoft
3 25 (39.68%) VMware
4 8 (12.70%) Cisco
5 4 (6.35%) Lotus
5 4 (6.35%) Symantec
5 4 (6.35%) Mitel
6 3 (4.76%) CheckPoint
6 3 (4.76%) IBM
6 3 (4.76%) Dell
7 2 (3.17%) Oracle
7 2 (3.17%) CommVault
7 2 (3.17%) ServiceNow
7 2 (3.17%) HP
8 1 (1.59%) Cyber-Ark
8 1 (1.59%) RightFax
8 1 (1.59%) Sophos
8 1 (1.59%) Wyse
8 1 (1.59%) Metastorm
8 1 (1.59%) SAP