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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 8 11 21
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +10
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 46 25 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 11.98% 8.87% 2.83%
As % of the System Software category 86.79% 65.79% 31.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 15 4
Average daily rate
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£425 £265 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.37% +2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £135 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £300 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £258 £275
% change year-on-year
+16.50% -6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Average hourly rate £16.65 £13.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% -32.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -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
53 38 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 13.80% 13.48% 8.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 20 16
Average daily rate £419 £280 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.55% -2.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £150 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £377 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -22.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.08 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.74% -11.42%

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 29 January 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
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 29 January 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 +2 30 £425 +41.66% 1
Bedford -2 4 £550 +223.52%
Dunstable - - - -
Active Directory
East of England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 80 (79.21%) Microsoft
2 74 (73.27%) Windows
3 69 (68.32%) IIS
4 63 (62.38%) E-Commerce
5 60 (59.41%) SCOM
6 54 (53.47%) DNS
7 53 (52.48%) SCCM
8 47 (46.53%) DHCP
9 45 (44.55%) Microsoft Azure
10 37 (36.63%) FTP
10 37 (36.63%) .NET
11 33 (32.67%) ITIL
11 33 (32.67%) MS Excel
12 29 (28.71%) Web Services
12 29 (28.71%) Amazon AWS
13 25 (24.75%) Akamai
14 23 (22.77%) PowerShell
15 16 (15.84%) DevOps
15 16 (15.84%) SLA
16 13 (12.87%) Windows Server 2008
17 9 (8.91%) VMware
18 8 (7.92%) Retail
18 8 (7.92%) Citrix
18 8 (7.92%) Configuration Management
18 8 (7.92%) MS Exchange
19 7 (6.93%) SQL Server
19 7 (6.93%) Windows Server 2003
19 7 (6.93%) Legal
19 7 (6.93%) Windows 7
19 7 (6.93%) Database Security

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 69 (68.32%) IIS
2 8 (7.92%) MS Exchange
3 6 (5.94%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (2.97%) Confluence
4 3 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.99%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 33 (32.67%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.95%) MS Office
3 3 (2.97%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.98%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 45 (44.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (28.71%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 54 (53.47%) DNS
2 47 (46.53%) DHCP
3 37 (36.63%) FTP
4 5 (4.95%) VPN
5 4 (3.96%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.96%) SAN
6 2 (1.98%) WAN
7 1 (0.99%) MPLS
7 1 (0.99%) OSPF
7 1 (0.99%) BGP
7 1 (0.99%) Internet
7 1 (0.99%) EIGRP
7 1 (0.99%) SMTP
7 1 (0.99%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.99%) ATM
7 1 (0.99%) ISDN
7 1 (0.99%) VoIP
7 1 (0.99%) Firewall
7 1 (0.99%) Wireless
7 1 (0.99%) Frame Relay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.93%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (2.97%) Log4Net
1 3 (2.97%) FinalBuilder
1 3 (2.97%) JIRA
1 3 (2.97%) TeamCity
1 3 (2.97%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (7.92%) Retail
2 7 (6.93%) Legal
3 5 (4.95%) Publishing
4 2 (1.98%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.98%) Electronics
4 2 (1.98%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.98%) Finance
4 2 (1.98%) Marketing
5 1 (0.99%) Local Government
5 1 (0.99%) Games
Job Titles
1 64 (63.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 34 (33.66%) Web Engineer
3 25 (24.75%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (7.92%) Support Engineer
5 5 (4.95%) Wintel Engineer
6 4 (3.96%) Analyst
6 4 (3.96%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 4 (3.96%) Server Engineer
7 3 (2.97%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (2.97%) Service Analyst
7 3 (2.97%) Administrator
7 3 (2.97%) Configuration Engineer
7 3 (2.97%) Web Support Engineer
8 2 (1.98%) Technical Delivery Manager
8 2 (1.98%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (1.98%) Services Delivery Manager
8 2 (1.98%) Network Engineer
8 2 (1.98%) Technical Manager
8 2 (1.98%) Service Manager
8 2 (1.98%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (36.63%) .NET
2 29 (28.71%) Web Services
3 5 (4.95%) .NET Framework
4 3 (2.97%) MSMQ
4 3 (2.97%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.99%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.97%) Blackberry
1 3 (2.97%) Thin Client
1 3 (2.97%) Fat Client
2 2 (1.98%) Statistics
2 2 (1.98%) DTV
3 1 (0.99%) SecurID
3 1 (0.99%) Clustering
3 1 (0.99%) Replication
3 1 (0.99%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 74 (73.27%) Windows
2 13 (12.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (6.93%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (6.93%) Windows 7
4 6 (5.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.96%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.99%) UNIX
6 1 (0.99%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (62.38%) E-Commerce
2 33 (32.67%) ITIL
3 16 (15.84%) DevOps
4 8 (7.92%) Configuration Management
5 7 (6.93%) Database Security
6 6 (5.94%) Service Delivery
6 6 (5.94%) Project Management
7 5 (4.95%) Load Balancing
8 4 (3.96%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (2.97%) Migration
9 3 (2.97%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (1.98%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (1.98%) Digital Marketing
10 2 (1.98%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (1.98%) Information Security
10 2 (1.98%) Programme Management
10 2 (1.98%) Network Load Balancing
10 2 (1.98%) Business Intelligence
11 1 (0.99%) Agile Software Development
11 1 (0.99%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (22.77%) PowerShell
2 3 (2.97%) C#
2 3 (2.97%) VBScript
2 3 (2.97%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (1.98%) CCNA
1 2 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.99%) CCNP
2 1 (0.99%) MCSE
2 1 (0.99%) MCITP
2 1 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (15.84%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (4.95%) vSphere
2 4 (3.96%) Terminal Services
3 3 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.99%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.99%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.99%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 60 (59.41%) SCOM
2 53 (52.48%) SCCM
3 3 (2.97%) Puppet
3 3 (2.97%) WSUS
3 3 (2.97%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.99%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.99%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 80 (79.21%) Microsoft
2 25 (24.75%) Akamai
3 9 (8.91%) VMware
4 8 (7.92%) Citrix
5 6 (5.94%) Cisco
6 4 (3.96%) CommVault
7 3 (2.97%) HP
7 3 (2.97%) Wyse
8 2 (1.98%) Altiris
8 2 (1.98%) SAP
8 2 (1.98%) Symantec
9 1 (0.99%) Sophos
9 1 (0.99%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.99%) Websense
9 1 (0.99%) Avaya
9 1 (0.99%) Juniper
9 1 (0.99%) NetApp
9 1 (0.99%) Veritas
9 1 (0.99%) Lotus
9 1 (0.99%) Dell