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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 21 13 9
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 15 40 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.44% 10.50% 9.36%
As % of the System Software category 60.00% 85.11% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 29 13
Average daily rate £275 £425 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% +51.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £370 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £455 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 6
Average hourly rate £21.25 £13.80 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.98% -30.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £11.16 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.34 £18.36 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
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
25 47 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 7.40% 12.34% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 32 17
Average daily rate £438 £425 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +46.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £263 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
- +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 8
Average hourly rate £31.56 £17.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.31% -27.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £18.50 £116.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 5 February 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
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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -19 6 £225 -47.05% 1
Dunstable - 5 - -
Bedford +1 1 - - 2
Active Directory
East of England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 34 (80.95%) Windows
2 21 (50.00%) Citrix
3 20 (47.62%) VMware
4 16 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (35.71%) Microsoft
6 14 (33.33%) Windows Server
7 12 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (23.81%) ITIL
8 10 (23.81%) MS Exchange
9 9 (21.43%) DNS
9 9 (21.43%) Migration
10 8 (19.05%) XenApp
11 7 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (16.67%) NHS
12 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (14.29%) MS Excel
12 6 (14.29%) VMware ESX
12 6 (14.29%) Backup Exec
12 6 (14.29%) SCCM
12 6 (14.29%) vSphere
12 6 (14.29%) Windows 7
12 6 (14.29%) Office 365
13 5 (11.90%) Lync
13 5 (11.90%) SharePoint
13 5 (11.90%) VPN
13 5 (11.90%) Symantec
14 4 (9.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 4 (9.52%) Cisco
14 4 (9.52%) MetaFrame

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 10 (23.81%) MS Exchange
2 7 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (11.90%) Lync
3 5 (11.90%) SharePoint
4 4 (9.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (9.52%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (4.76%) CMS
6 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.38%) IBM Domino
6 1 (2.38%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.76%) MS Office
2 2 (4.76%) MS Project
2 2 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.29%) Office 365
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.43%) DNS
2 5 (11.90%) VPN
3 4 (9.52%) DHCP
4 3 (7.14%) Firewall
4 3 (7.14%) LAN
4 3 (7.14%) WAN
5 2 (4.76%) VoIP
6 1 (2.38%) ATM
6 1 (2.38%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.38%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.38%) MPLS
6 1 (2.38%) NAS
6 1 (2.38%) OSPF
6 1 (2.38%) SAN
6 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.38%) VLAN
6 1 (2.38%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (9.52%) Local Government
2 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.76%) Billing
3 2 (4.76%) Electronics
3 2 (4.76%) Finance
4 1 (2.38%) Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (21.43%) Support Engineer
2 8 (19.05%) Desktop Support
2 8 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Server Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (9.52%) Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Administrator
6 3 (7.14%) Desktop Support Technician
6 3 (7.14%) IT Support
6 3 (7.14%) IT Support Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) IT Support Technician
6 3 (7.14%) Network Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Support Technician
6 3 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Systems Support
6 3 (7.14%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) NHS
2 2 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.38%) Clustering
3 1 (2.38%) Replication
3 1 (2.38%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 34 (80.95%) Windows
2 16 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 12 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (9.52%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (7.14%) Windows Phone
8 2 (4.76%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.38%) Linux
9 1 (2.38%) Solaris
9 1 (2.38%) Unix
9 1 (2.38%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) ITIL
2 9 (21.43%) Migration
3 3 (7.14%) Configuration Management
3 3 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (7.14%) Presales
3 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (4.76%) Application Packaging
4 2 (4.76%) B2B
4 2 (4.76%) B2C
4 2 (4.76%) CRM
4 2 (4.76%) Re-Platforming
5 1 (2.38%) Identity Management
5 1 (2.38%) ITSM
5 1 (2.38%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (2.38%) Logistics
5 1 (2.38%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.38%) Project Management
5 1 (2.38%) Project Planning
5 1 (2.38%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.14%) C
2 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (7.14%) MCSA
3 2 (4.76%) CCNA
3 2 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (4.76%) MCITP
3 2 (4.76%) MCSE
4 1 (2.38%) CCNP
4 1 (2.38%) Degree
4 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.38%) MCP
4 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) VCP5
4 1 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (19.05%) XenApp
3 6 (14.29%) VMware ESX
3 6 (14.29%) vSphere
4 4 (9.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 4 (9.52%) MetaFrame
5 2 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (4.76%) VMware Server
6 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (14.29%) Backup Exec
1 6 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (50.00%) Citrix
2 20 (47.62%) VMware
3 15 (35.71%) Microsoft
4 5 (11.90%) Symantec
5 4 (9.52%) Cisco
6 3 (7.14%) Dell
6 3 (7.14%) Intel
7 2 (4.76%) Avaya
7 2 (4.76%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.38%) HP
8 1 (2.38%) IBM
8 1 (2.38%) Juniper
8 1 (2.38%) Lotus
8 1 (2.38%) Mitel
8 1 (2.38%) Oracle