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 3 December 2016 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 12 13 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 22 23 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 8.00% 7.72% 14.11%
As % of the System Software category 55.00% 65.71% 88.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 46
Median daily rate £388 £244 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.97% -31.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £115 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £375 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
Median hourly rate £12.00 £33.28 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.93% +101.68%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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 35 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 14.55% 11.74% 16.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 20 49
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £117 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £347
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 6
Median hourly rate £12.00 £31.56 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.97% +80.31%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 3 December 2016.

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 3 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +11 14 £388 +222.91% 1
Bedford +6 5 £248 -29.28% 1
Active Directory
East of England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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 37 (62.71%) Windows
2 33 (55.93%) Microsoft
3 31 (52.54%) VMware
4 26 (44.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (44.07%) Windows Server
5 24 (40.68%) Citrix
6 23 (38.98%) Microsoft Azure
7 22 (37.29%) Amazon AWS
8 21 (35.59%) HP
9 19 (32.20%) XenApp
10 18 (30.51%) IIS
11 17 (28.81%) Windows Server 2008
12 16 (27.12%) SCCM
13 15 (25.42%) Windows Server 2012
14 14 (23.73%) High Availability
14 14 (23.73%) MS Exchange
14 14 (23.73%) Dell
15 13 (22.03%) SQL Server
15 13 (22.03%) vSphere
16 12 (20.34%) Data Centre
16 12 (20.34%) Web Services
17 11 (18.64%) ITIL
17 11 (18.64%) NetApp
18 10 (16.95%) Hyper-V
18 10 (16.95%) MS Excel
18 10 (16.95%) E-Commerce
19 9 (15.25%) DNS
19 9 (15.25%) NetScaler
19 9 (15.25%) Akamai
19 9 (15.25%) CloudFront

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 18 (30.51%) IIS
2 14 (23.73%) MS Exchange
3 8 (13.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (6.78%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.69%) IBM Domino
5 1 (1.69%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (16.95%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.39%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 23 (38.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (37.29%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (15.25%) CloudFront
4 8 (13.56%) Office 365
5 1 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.69%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.69%) G Suite
5 1 (1.69%) IaaS
5 1 (1.69%) PaaS
5 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.25%) DNS
1 9 (15.25%) NetScaler
2 8 (13.56%) DHCP
2 8 (13.56%) Firewall
3 7 (11.86%) WAN
4 6 (10.17%) MPLS
5 4 (6.78%) Internet
6 3 (5.08%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (5.08%) FTP
6 3 (5.08%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (5.08%) SMTP
6 3 (5.08%) VLAN
7 2 (3.39%) VoIP
7 2 (3.39%) VPN
8 1 (1.69%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.69%) IPsec
8 1 (1.69%) LAN
8 1 (1.69%) SAN
8 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (22.03%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 8 (13.56%) Finance
2 1 (1.69%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 27 (45.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (18.64%) Web Engineer
3 10 (16.95%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (15.25%) Cloud Engineer
4 9 (15.25%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (11.86%) Analyst
5 7 (11.86%) Architect
5 7 (11.86%) E-Commerce Engineer
5 7 (11.86%) Server Engineer
6 6 (10.17%) Technical Architect
7 4 (6.78%) AWS Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (6.78%) Service Analyst
7 4 (6.78%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (6.78%) VMware Architect
8 3 (5.08%) Active Directory Architect
8 3 (5.08%) Active Directory Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
8 3 (5.08%) Messaging Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.34%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.34%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.08%) Fat Client
2 3 (5.08%) RIA
2 3 (5.08%) Thin Client
3 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.69%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.69%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.69%) EFT
4 1 (1.69%) iPhone
4 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 37 (62.71%) Windows
2 26 (44.07%) Windows Server
3 17 (28.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (25.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (13.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (10.17%) Solaris
7 5 (8.47%) Windows 2000 Server
8 4 (6.78%) Windows 7
8 4 (6.78%) Windows XP
9 3 (5.08%) Linux
9 3 (5.08%) Unix
10 2 (3.39%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (23.73%) High Availability
2 11 (18.64%) ITIL
3 10 (16.95%) E-Commerce
4 8 (13.56%) Migration
5 7 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (10.17%) Converged Infrastructure
6 6 (10.17%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (8.47%) Identity Management
8 3 (5.08%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (5.08%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (5.08%) Web Filtering
9 1 (1.69%) Logistics
9 1 (1.69%) Mobile Device Management
9 1 (1.69%) Server Monitoring
9 1 (1.69%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.86%) PowerShell
2 4 (6.78%) C
3 2 (3.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (10.17%) MCITP
1 6 (10.17%) MCSE
1 6 (10.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (8.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (5.08%) VCAP
4 2 (3.39%) CCEA
4 2 (3.39%) CCNA
4 2 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.39%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (3.39%) MCP
5 1 (1.69%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.17%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.69%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (44.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (32.20%) XenApp
3 13 (22.03%) vSphere
4 10 (16.95%) Hyper-V
5 7 (11.86%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (11.86%) VMware ESX
6 5 (8.47%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (3.39%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.69%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.69%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (27.12%) SCCM
2 7 (11.86%) Backup Exec
3 3 (5.08%) SCOM
3 3 (5.08%) Simpana
4 2 (3.39%) WSUS
5 1 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.69%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 33 (55.93%) Microsoft
2 31 (52.54%) VMware
3 24 (40.68%) Citrix
4 21 (35.59%) HP
5 14 (23.73%) Dell
6 11 (18.64%) NetApp
7 9 (15.25%) Akamai
8 8 (13.56%) CheckPoint
8 8 (13.56%) Cisco
9 6 (10.17%) 3PAR
9 6 (10.17%) Avaya
9 6 (10.17%) Oracle
10 3 (5.08%) CommVault
10 3 (5.08%) IronPort
11 2 (3.39%) Apple
11 2 (3.39%) AppSense
11 2 (3.39%) Remedy
11 2 (3.39%) Symantec
12 1 (1.69%) Lotus
12 1 (1.69%) Mitel