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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 16 6 8
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 39 35 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 7.66% 13.46% 15.79%
As % of the System Software category 100.00% 64.81% 68.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 22 27
Average daily rate
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£363 £330 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £380 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £275 £288
% change year-on-year
- -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Average hourly rate £11.00 £13.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% -30.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.61 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-2.60% -
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
39 54 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 7.66% 20.77% 23.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 34 42
Average daily rate £350 £330 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £380 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Average hourly rate £11.00 £13.50 £89.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% -84.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 28 August 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
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 28 August 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
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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 -6 24 £356 +22.84% 5
Dunstable -2 2 £225 -40.00%
Bedford -8 2 £350 +21.73%
Leighton Buzzard - - - -
Shefford - - - - 1
Active Directory
East of England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 41 (73.21%) Windows
2 33 (58.93%) Microsoft
3 22 (39.29%) SCOM
4 21 (37.50%) MS Excel
4 21 (37.50%) E-Commerce
5 20 (35.71%) IIS
5 20 (35.71%) SCCM
6 18 (32.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (32.14%) ITIL
7 17 (30.36%) DNS
8 14 (25.00%) DHCP
8 14 (25.00%) VMware
9 13 (23.21%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (21.43%) PowerShell
10 12 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
11 11 (19.64%) FTP
12 10 (17.86%) MS Exchange
12 10 (17.86%) .NET
13 9 (16.07%) VMware Infrastructure
13 9 (16.07%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (14.29%) vSphere
14 8 (14.29%) SQL Server
14 8 (14.29%) MCSE
14 8 (14.29%) Configuration Management
14 8 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
15 7 (12.50%) Citrix
15 7 (12.50%) Web Services
15 7 (12.50%) TCP/IP
15 7 (12.50%) JIRA
15 7 (12.50%) Amazon AWS

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 20 (35.71%) IIS
2 10 (17.86%) MS Exchange
3 6 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (10.71%) Confluence
4 5 (8.93%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (5.36%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 21 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.36%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (30.36%) DNS
2 14 (25.00%) DHCP
3 11 (19.64%) FTP
4 7 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 4 (7.14%) SAN
6 3 (5.36%) VPN
6 3 (5.36%) WAN
7 2 (3.57%) LAN
8 1 (1.79%) VoIP
8 1 (1.79%) DMZ
8 1 (1.79%) MPLS
8 1 (1.79%) Firewall
8 1 (1.79%) VLAN
8 1 (1.79%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (12.50%) JIRA
2 6 (10.71%) Log4Net
2 6 (10.71%) Git (software)
2 6 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (8.93%) TeamCity
4 4 (7.14%) FinalBuilder
5 2 (3.57%) Artifactory
General
1 4 (7.14%) Legal
1 4 (7.14%) Retail
2 2 (3.57%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Publishing
3 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (35.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (19.64%) Support Engineer
3 6 (10.71%) Configuration Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) Server Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (7.14%) Software Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Analyst
5 3 (5.36%) Desktop Support
5 3 (5.36%) Web Support Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) SCCM Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Web Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Software Configuration Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) Windows Server Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) Technical Delivery Manager
6 2 (3.57%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (3.57%) Technical Manager
6 2 (3.57%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (3.57%) Technical Services Manager
6 2 (3.57%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.86%) .NET
2 7 (12.50%) Web Services
3 6 (10.71%) MSMQ
3 6 (10.71%) ASP.NET
4 5 (8.93%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.79%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.57%) Thin Client
1 2 (3.57%) Clustering
1 2 (3.57%) CMDB
1 2 (3.57%) Fat Client
2 1 (1.79%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.79%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 41 (73.21%) Windows
2 18 (32.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (23.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (16.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (7.14%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.79%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.79%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.79%) Linux
6 1 (1.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (37.50%) E-Commerce
2 18 (32.14%) ITIL
3 8 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 6 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (8.93%) DevOps
6 4 (7.14%) Service Delivery
6 4 (7.14%) Load Balancing
7 3 (5.36%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (5.36%) Migration
7 3 (5.36%) Database Security
8 2 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (3.57%) Information Security
8 2 (3.57%) Project Management
8 2 (3.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (3.57%) Change Control
8 2 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (1.79%) Software Engineering
9 1 (1.79%) Project Planning
9 1 (1.79%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.43%) PowerShell
2 6 (10.71%) VB
2 6 (10.71%) C#
3 3 (5.36%) SQL
4 1 (1.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (14.29%) MCSE
1 8 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (10.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 5 (8.93%) VCP5
4 4 (7.14%) MCP
5 3 (5.36%) MCSA
6 2 (3.57%) MCITP
7 1 (1.79%) Degree
7 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.79%) MCTS
7 1 (1.79%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.71%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (16.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (14.29%) vSphere
3 3 (5.36%) Terminal Services
3 3 (5.36%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.79%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.79%) XenApp
4 1 (1.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 22 (39.29%) SCOM
2 20 (35.71%) SCCM
3 6 (10.71%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (7.14%) Puppet
5 3 (5.36%) NetBackup
5 3 (5.36%) WSUS
6 1 (1.79%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (1.79%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 33 (58.93%) Microsoft
2 14 (25.00%) VMware
3 7 (12.50%) Citrix
4 4 (7.14%) Cisco
5 3 (5.36%) Intel
5 3 (5.36%) Akamai
6 2 (3.57%) Wyse
6 2 (3.57%) Riverbed
6 2 (3.57%) CommVault
7 1 (1.79%) NetApp
7 1 (1.79%) Veritas
7 1 (1.79%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.79%) Symantec
7 1 (1.79%) McAfee
7 1 (1.79%) Oracle
7 1 (1.79%) HP
7 1 (1.79%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.79%) Altiris
7 1 (1.79%) Juniper
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