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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 17 19 21
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 33 20 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 8.46% 5.93% 3.68%
As % of the System Software category 82.50% 66.67% 38.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 7 6
Average daily rate
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£425 £300 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% +26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £150 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £315 £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £263
% change year-on-year
+15.60% -1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 0
Average hourly rate £13.80 £15.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.96% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.65 £14.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-7.45% -1.66%
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
40 30 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 10.26% 8.90% 9.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 9 15
Average daily rate £425 £300 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% +30.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £150 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £338 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £308 £315
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 27 February 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
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 27 February 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 +1 16 £425 +41.66% 1
Bedford -3 4 £475 - 2
Dunstable - - - -
Active Directory
East of England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 70 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 67 (74.44%) Windows
3 61 (67.78%) IIS
4 52 (57.78%) E-Commerce
5 48 (53.33%) DNS
6 47 (52.22%) SCOM
7 44 (48.89%) SCCM
8 41 (45.56%) DHCP
9 38 (42.22%) Microsoft Azure
10 33 (36.67%) FTP
10 33 (36.67%) .NET
11 26 (28.89%) Amazon AWS
11 26 (28.89%) Web Services
11 26 (28.89%) ITIL
12 24 (26.67%) MS Excel
13 23 (25.56%) Akamai
14 17 (18.89%) PowerShell
15 14 (15.56%) DevOps
16 12 (13.33%) SLA
17 9 (10.00%) MS Exchange
17 9 (10.00%) VMware
18 8 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
19 7 (7.78%) Windows 7
19 7 (7.78%) SQL Server
20 6 (6.67%) MS Office
20 6 (6.67%) Citrix
20 6 (6.67%) Service Delivery
20 6 (6.67%) Retail
21 5 (5.56%) Legal
21 5 (5.56%) Migration

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 61 (67.78%) IIS
2 9 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.11%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 24 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.67%) MS Office
3 3 (3.33%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 38 (42.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (28.89%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 48 (53.33%) DNS
2 41 (45.56%) DHCP
3 33 (36.67%) FTP
4 3 (3.33%) VPN
5 2 (2.22%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.22%) SAN
6 1 (1.11%) Internet
6 1 (1.11%) MPLS
6 1 (1.11%) OSPF
6 1 (1.11%) BGP
6 1 (1.11%) EIGRP
6 1 (1.11%) Firewall
6 1 (1.11%) Wireless
6 1 (1.11%) Frame Relay
6 1 (1.11%) xDSL
6 1 (1.11%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.11%) ATM
6 1 (1.11%) ISDN
6 1 (1.11%) VoIP
6 1 (1.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.11%) JIRA
General
1 6 (6.67%) Retail
2 5 (5.56%) Legal
3 4 (4.44%) Publishing
4 2 (2.22%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.22%) Electronics
4 2 (2.22%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.22%) Finance
4 2 (2.22%) Marketing
5 1 (1.11%) Games
5 1 (1.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 53 (58.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 32 (35.56%) Web Engineer
3 25 (27.78%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (5.56%) Wintel Engineer
4 5 (5.56%) Support Engineer
4 5 (5.56%) Analyst
5 4 (4.44%) Project Manager
5 4 (4.44%) Service Analyst
5 4 (4.44%) Server Engineer
6 3 (3.33%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (3.33%) Administrator
6 3 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (2.22%) Network Engineer
7 2 (2.22%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (2.22%) Desktop Support
7 2 (2.22%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (2.22%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 2 (2.22%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 2 (2.22%) Windows Administrator
7 2 (2.22%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (36.67%) .NET
2 26 (28.89%) Web Services
3 2 (2.22%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.11%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.44%) Blackberry
1 4 (4.44%) Statistics
2 2 (2.22%) DTV
3 1 (1.11%) Replication
3 1 (1.11%) Clustering
3 1 (1.11%) SecurID
3 1 (1.11%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.11%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.11%) NHS
3 1 (1.11%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 67 (74.44%) Windows
2 8 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (7.78%) Windows 7
4 4 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (4.44%) Windows XP
4 4 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.11%) Linux
5 1 (1.11%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (57.78%) E-Commerce
2 26 (28.89%) ITIL
3 14 (15.56%) DevOps
4 6 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 5 (5.56%) Migration
5 5 (5.56%) Project Management
5 5 (5.56%) Database Security
6 4 (4.44%) Configuration Management
6 4 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (4.44%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (3.33%) PRINCE2
7 3 (3.33%) Project Planning
7 3 (3.33%) Load Balancing
8 2 (2.22%) Network Load Balancing
8 2 (2.22%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (2.22%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (2.22%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (2.22%) Programme Management
9 1 (1.11%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (1.11%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (18.89%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (4.44%) MCSE
3 3 (3.33%) PMP
3 3 (3.33%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.22%) CCNA
4 2 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.11%) CCNP
5 1 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.11%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (3.33%) vSphere
2 2 (2.22%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.11%) ISA Server
3 1 (1.11%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 47 (52.22%) SCOM
2 44 (48.89%) SCCM
3 1 (1.11%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.11%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 70 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 23 (25.56%) Akamai
3 9 (10.00%) VMware
4 6 (6.67%) Citrix
5 4 (4.44%) Cisco
6 3 (3.33%) HP
7 2 (2.22%) SAP
7 2 (2.22%) CommVault
7 2 (2.22%) Symantec
7 2 (2.22%) Altiris
8 1 (1.11%) Brocade
8 1 (1.11%) SonicWALL
8 1 (1.11%) Aruba
8 1 (1.11%) F5
8 1 (1.11%) Cyber-Ark
8 1 (1.11%) Sophos
8 1 (1.11%) Websense
8 1 (1.11%) BT
8 1 (1.11%) Wyse
8 1 (1.11%) 3Com