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 27 May 2015 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 14 31 14
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -17
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 34 17 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 8.81% 3.94% 8.95%
As % of the System Software category 73.91% 50.00% 48.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 13
Average daily rate
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£235 £190 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.68% -41.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £93 £133 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £305 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £275
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 1 0
Average hourly rate £28.88 £13.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.11% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
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
46 34 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 11.92% 7.89% 18.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 17 25
Average daily rate £218 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £161 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 0
Average hourly rate £39.63 £25.80 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.61% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -0.85%

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 27 May 2015.

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 27 May 2015.

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 27 May 2015. 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 +11 14 £236 +71.81% 1
Bedford 0 7 £136 -20.22% 3
Dunstable 0 4 £340 +195.65%
Active Directory
East of England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 48 (71.64%) Windows
2 39 (58.21%) Microsoft
3 18 (26.87%) DNS
3 18 (26.87%) IIS
4 17 (25.37%) E-Commerce
4 17 (25.37%) SCCM
5 16 (23.88%) ITIL
6 15 (22.39%) MS Exchange
6 15 (22.39%) SCOM
6 15 (22.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (20.90%) Amazon AWS
7 14 (20.90%) DHCP
7 14 (20.90%) Citrix
8 13 (19.40%) VMware
8 13 (19.40%) Migration
9 12 (17.91%) Microsoft Azure
10 11 (16.42%) Windows 7
10 11 (16.42%) MS Excel
11 10 (14.93%) .NET
11 10 (14.93%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (13.43%) MS Office
12 9 (13.43%) FTP
13 8 (11.94%) Web Services
14 7 (10.45%) WAN
14 7 (10.45%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (10.45%) PowerShell
14 7 (10.45%) Exchange Server 2003
14 7 (10.45%) Akamai
14 7 (10.45%) DevOps
15 6 (8.96%) Exchange Server 2010

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 18 (26.87%) IIS
2 15 (22.39%) MS Exchange
3 7 (10.45%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (8.96%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (8.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (5.97%) Lotus Domino
6 3 (4.48%) IBM Notes
7 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.99%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.49%) Lync
Applications
1 11 (16.42%) MS Excel
2 9 (13.43%) MS Office
3 2 (2.99%) MS Project
3 2 (2.99%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.49%) SAP Business One
1 1 (1.49%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 14 (20.90%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (17.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.99%) Office 365
4 1 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (26.87%) DNS
2 14 (20.90%) DHCP
3 9 (13.43%) FTP
4 7 (10.45%) WAN
5 6 (8.96%) LAN
6 4 (5.97%) VPN
6 4 (5.97%) VLAN
6 4 (5.97%) Internet
7 3 (4.48%) SAN
8 2 (2.99%) OSPF
8 2 (2.99%) VRRP
8 2 (2.99%) Firewall
8 2 (2.99%) VoIP
9 1 (1.49%) ADSL
9 1 (1.49%) Broadband
9 1 (1.49%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.96%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (1.49%) JIRA
General
1 5 (7.46%) Local Government
2 4 (5.97%) Retail
3 2 (2.99%) Finance
3 2 (2.99%) Legal
4 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.49%) Games
4 1 (1.49%) Marketing
4 1 (1.49%) Electronics
4 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (26.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (20.90%) Web Engineer
3 12 (17.91%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (13.43%) Analyst
4 9 (13.43%) Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (13.43%) Service Analyst
5 8 (11.94%) Support Engineer
6 6 (8.96%) Infrastructure Manager
7 5 (7.46%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (7.46%) Project Manager
7 5 (7.46%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
8 3 (4.48%) Wintel Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Programme Manager
8 3 (4.48%) Desktop Support
8 3 (4.48%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 3 (4.48%) Administrator
9 2 (2.99%) Network Engineer
9 2 (2.99%) Project Administrator
9 2 (2.99%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.93%) .NET
2 8 (11.94%) Web Services
3 1 (1.49%) Middleware
3 1 (1.49%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.96%) Statistics
2 5 (7.46%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.48%) NHS
4 2 (2.99%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.99%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.99%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.49%) DTV
5 1 (1.49%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.49%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.49%) iPhone
5 1 (1.49%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 48 (71.64%) Windows
2 15 (22.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (16.42%) Windows 7
4 10 (14.93%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (5.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.48%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.49%) UNIX
7 1 (1.49%) Linux
7 1 (1.49%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.49%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.37%) E-Commerce
2 16 (23.88%) ITIL
3 13 (19.40%) Migration
4 7 (10.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (10.45%) DevOps
5 6 (8.96%) Service Delivery
6 5 (7.46%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (5.97%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (5.97%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (5.97%) Project Management
7 4 (5.97%) PRINCE2
8 3 (4.48%) Project Planning
9 2 (2.99%) Load Balancing
9 2 (2.99%) Problem Management
9 2 (2.99%) Change Management
9 2 (2.99%) Email Migration
9 2 (2.99%) Database Security
9 2 (2.99%) Mentoring
9 2 (2.99%) People Management
9 2 (2.99%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.45%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.49%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (8.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.97%) PMP
2 4 (5.97%) PMI Certification
2 4 (5.97%) MCSE
2 4 (5.97%) CCNA
2 4 (5.97%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.49%) HNC
3 1 (1.49%) CCA
3 1 (1.49%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.49%) MCSA
3 1 (1.49%) CCNP
3 1 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.49%) MCITP
3 1 (1.49%) Degree
3 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.46%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (7.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.48%) XenApp
3 2 (2.99%) vSphere
3 2 (2.99%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (1.49%) MetaFrame
4 1 (1.49%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (25.37%) SCCM
2 15 (22.39%) SCOM
3 1 (1.49%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.49%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 39 (58.21%) Microsoft
2 14 (20.90%) Citrix
3 13 (19.40%) VMware
4 7 (10.45%) Akamai
5 4 (5.97%) Cisco
6 3 (4.48%) Mitel
6 3 (4.48%) Lotus
7 2 (2.99%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.99%) Symantec
7 2 (2.99%) Oracle
7 2 (2.99%) SAP
7 2 (2.99%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.49%) CommVault
8 1 (1.49%) Sun
8 1 (1.49%) HP
8 1 (1.49%) Dell
8 1 (1.49%) EMC
8 1 (1.49%) Intel
8 1 (1.49%) Wyse
8 1 (1.49%) Metastorm