The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Bedfordshire region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 32 15 21
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +6
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 14 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.17% 7.33% 5.15%
As % of the System Software category 70.00% 42.42% 47.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 5
Average daily rate £140 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-56.92% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £125 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £335 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £265 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.88% -11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 5
Average hourly rate £15.25 - £12.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 - £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £99.75 - £12.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
System Software Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
20 33 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.54% 17.28% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 23 12
Average daily rate £238 £335 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.10% -13.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £155 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £500 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £12.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 - £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.50 - £22.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
Active Directory
East of England

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bedford 0 4 - - 1
Luton -18 4 £140 -56.92% 3
Dunstable - 2 £115 -
Active Directory
East of England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 35 (87.50%) Windows
2 22 (55.00%) Microsoft
3 15 (37.50%) MS Exchange
4 14 (35.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (32.50%) Citrix
5 13 (32.50%) ITIL
5 13 (32.50%) VMware
6 12 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (30.00%) MS Excel
6 12 (30.00%) SLA
7 10 (25.00%) DNS
8 9 (22.50%) SQL Server
8 9 (22.50%) SAN
9 8 (20.00%) MS Office
9 8 (20.00%) DHCP
9 8 (20.00%) Windows XP
9 8 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (17.50%) HP
11 6 (15.00%) SCCM
11 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
12 5 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
12 5 (12.50%) Windows 7
12 5 (12.50%) SCOM
12 5 (12.50%) VPN
12 5 (12.50%) LAN
12 5 (12.50%) WAN
12 5 (12.50%) IIS
12 5 (12.50%) SQL
12 5 (12.50%) McAfee

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 15 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 8 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 8 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (12.50%) IIS
4 3 (7.50%) IBM Notes
4 3 (7.50%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.50%) Confluence
5 1 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (20.00%) MS Office
3 3 (7.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (5.00%) MS Project
5 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.00%) DNS
2 9 (22.50%) SAN
3 8 (20.00%) DHCP
4 5 (12.50%) LAN
4 5 (12.50%) WAN
4 5 (12.50%) VPN
5 4 (10.00%) VoIP
5 4 (10.00%) FTP
6 3 (7.50%) MPLS
7 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
8 1 (2.50%) DMZ
8 1 (2.50%) Firewall
8 1 (2.50%) Wireless
8 1 (2.50%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (22.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) JIRA
2 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.50%) Artifactory
2 1 (2.50%) Log4Net
General
1 2 (5.00%) Finance
1 2 (5.00%) Military
2 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Support Engineer
2 8 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 8 (20.00%) Analyst
3 6 (15.00%) Server Engineer
3 6 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (12.50%) Windows Server Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Service Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Support Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Desktop Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Server Support Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) .NET
1 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.50%) Web Services
1 1 (2.50%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) PDA
3 1 (2.50%) CMDB
3 1 (2.50%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 35 (87.50%) Windows
2 14 (35.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 5 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 2 (5.00%) Windows 8
6 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (5.00%) UNIX
6 2 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (2.50%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) ITIL
2 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 3 (7.50%) Trend Analysis
3 3 (7.50%) Problem Management
3 3 (7.50%) Release Management
3 3 (7.50%) Service Delivery
4 2 (5.00%) Change Management
4 2 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (5.00%) Migration
4 2 (5.00%) Time Management
4 2 (5.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (5.00%) SIEM
4 2 (5.00%) Project Planning
5 1 (2.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.50%) Business Transformation
5 1 (2.50%) Software Distribution
5 1 (2.50%) PRINCE
5 1 (2.50%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.50%) Project Management
5 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (2.50%) VB
2 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (7.50%) A+ Certification
3 3 (7.50%) MCSE
4 2 (5.00%) MCP
4 2 (5.00%) Degree
4 2 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.50%) PMP
5 1 (2.50%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.50%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (30.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (10.00%) XenApp
3 3 (7.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (7.50%) vSphere
4 1 (2.50%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.50%) Terminal Server
4 1 (2.50%) ISA Server
4 1 (2.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) SCCM
2 5 (12.50%) SCOM
3 4 (10.00%) Backup Exec
3 4 (10.00%) WSUS
4 3 (7.50%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.50%) Tivoli
5 1 (2.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (2.50%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.50%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 22 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (32.50%) Citrix
2 13 (32.50%) VMware
3 7 (17.50%) HP
4 5 (12.50%) McAfee
5 3 (7.50%) Lotus
5 3 (7.50%) Altiris
5 3 (7.50%) Symantec
5 3 (7.50%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.50%) LANDesk
6 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.50%) Websense
6 1 (2.50%) Dell
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco
6 1 (2.50%) IBM