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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 16 22 9
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -13
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 17 16 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 6.37% 4.98% 13.10%
As % of the System Software category 60.71% 69.57% 84.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 40
Median daily rate £275 £145 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+89.65% -65.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £115 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £325 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £302 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Median hourly rate - £27.50 £16.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +65.16%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +3.44%

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
28 23 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 10.49% 7.17% 15.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 43
Median daily rate £375 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £115 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 6
Median hourly rate - £31.56 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +70.56%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.29% -0.75%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 21 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +12 7 £163 +12.06%
Bedford - 7 £248 - 4
Dunstable -5 1 - -
Active Directory
East of England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 25 (60.98%) Windows
2 23 (56.10%) VMware
3 21 (51.22%) Citrix
4 20 (48.78%) Microsoft
5 19 (46.34%) VMware Infrastructure
6 17 (41.46%) Windows Server
7 14 (34.15%) Microsoft Azure
7 14 (34.15%) Amazon AWS
7 14 (34.15%) XenApp
8 13 (31.71%) HP
9 12 (29.27%) SCCM
10 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (24.39%) IIS
11 10 (24.39%) Data Centre
12 9 (21.95%) High Availability
12 9 (21.95%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (21.95%) ITIL
12 9 (21.95%) SQL Server
13 8 (19.51%) Dell
13 8 (19.51%) MS Exchange
13 8 (19.51%) NetApp
13 8 (19.51%) Hyper-V
13 8 (19.51%) vSphere
14 7 (17.07%) Exchange Server 2010
14 7 (17.07%) Office 365
14 7 (17.07%) NetScaler
14 7 (17.07%) MS Excel
14 7 (17.07%) DNS
14 7 (17.07%) Web Services
14 7 (17.07%) Migration

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (24.39%) IIS
2 8 (19.51%) MS Exchange
3 7 (17.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (4.88%) IBM Notes
5 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (17.07%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (34.15%) Amazon AWS
1 14 (34.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (17.07%) Office 365
3 5 (12.20%) Akamai
3 5 (12.20%) CloudFront
4 1 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.44%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.44%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.44%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.44%) G Suite
4 1 (2.44%) IaaS
4 1 (2.44%) PaaS
4 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.07%) DNS
1 7 (17.07%) Firewall
1 7 (17.07%) NetScaler
2 6 (14.63%) DHCP
2 6 (14.63%) MPLS
3 5 (12.20%) WAN
4 3 (7.32%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (7.32%) VPN
5 2 (4.88%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (4.88%) FTP
5 2 (4.88%) Internet
5 2 (4.88%) IP Telephony
5 2 (4.88%) SMTP
5 2 (4.88%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.88%) VLAN
5 2 (4.88%) Wireless
6 1 (2.44%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.44%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (2.44%) IPsec
6 1 (2.44%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.95%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 6 (14.63%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (34.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (17.07%) Cloud Engineer
2 7 (17.07%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (14.63%) Analyst
4 5 (12.20%) Architect
4 5 (12.20%) Web Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) E-Commerce Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Server Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Service Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Technical Architect
6 3 (7.32%) Active Directory Architect
6 3 (7.32%) AWS Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (7.32%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Collaboration Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2 Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.07%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (24.39%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.32%) Fat Client
2 3 (7.32%) Thin Client
3 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.88%) RIA
4 1 (2.44%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.44%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.44%) EFT
4 1 (2.44%) iPhone
4 1 (2.44%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 25 (60.98%) Windows
2 17 (41.46%) Windows Server
3 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (21.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (12.20%) Windows XP
6 4 (9.76%) Solaris
7 3 (7.32%) Linux
7 3 (7.32%) Unix
7 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (4.88%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (4.88%) Windows 7
8 2 (4.88%) Windows 8
8 2 (4.88%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.95%) High Availability
1 9 (21.95%) ITIL
2 7 (17.07%) Migration
3 5 (12.20%) E-Commerce
3 5 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (9.76%) Converged Infrastructure
4 4 (9.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (9.76%) Identity Management
5 3 (7.32%) PRINCE2
6 2 (4.88%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (4.88%) Change Management
6 2 (4.88%) Email Migration
6 2 (4.88%) Issue Tracking
6 2 (4.88%) Project Management
6 2 (4.88%) Server Building
7 1 (2.44%) Dependency Management
7 1 (2.44%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (2.44%) Risk Management
7 1 (2.44%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.76%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.88%) SQL
3 1 (2.44%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) MCITP
1 4 (9.76%) MCSE
1 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (9.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (4.88%) CCEA
2 2 (4.88%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (4.88%) MCP
2 2 (4.88%) VCAP
3 1 (2.44%) CCNA
3 1 (2.44%) CCNP
3 1 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 19 (46.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (34.15%) XenApp
3 8 (19.51%) Hyper-V
3 8 (19.51%) vSphere
4 4 (9.76%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (9.76%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (9.76%) VMware ESX
5 2 (4.88%) VMware Server
6 1 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.44%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.44%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (29.27%) SCCM
2 4 (9.76%) Backup Exec
3 2 (4.88%) Simpana
3 2 (4.88%) WSUS
4 1 (2.44%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.44%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.44%) SCOM
Vendors
1 23 (56.10%) VMware
2 21 (51.22%) Citrix
3 20 (48.78%) Microsoft
4 13 (31.71%) HP
5 8 (19.51%) Dell
5 8 (19.51%) NetApp
6 6 (14.63%) CheckPoint
7 4 (9.76%) 3PAR
7 4 (9.76%) Avaya
7 4 (9.76%) Oracle
8 3 (7.32%) Apple
8 3 (7.32%) Cisco
8 3 (7.32%) Symantec
9 2 (4.88%) AppSense
9 2 (4.88%) CommVault
9 2 (4.88%) Lotus
9 2 (4.88%) Remedy
10 1 (2.44%) Google
10 1 (2.44%) Intel Security
10 1 (2.44%) LANDesk