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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 10 11 10
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 56 31 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 12.07% 10.88% 12.14%
As % of the System Software category 93.33% 81.58% 63.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 23 20
Average daily rate
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£350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £172 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £380 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £290
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -17.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.90
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.04%
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
60 38 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 12.93% 13.33% 19.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 28 40
Average daily rate £350 £330 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £380 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £89.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -82.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £16.00 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £16.00 £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -2.36%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +8 36 £350 - 1
Bedford +1 1 - - 2
Dunstable - - - -
Leighton Buzzard - - - -
Shefford - - - -
Active Directory
East of England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 62 (75.61%) Windows
1 62 (75.61%) Microsoft
2 46 (56.10%) IIS
3 44 (53.66%) E-Commerce
3 44 (53.66%) SCOM
4 39 (47.56%) SCCM
5 37 (45.12%) DNS
6 36 (43.90%) DHCP
7 35 (42.68%) MS Excel
8 29 (35.37%) ITIL
8 29 (35.37%) FTP
8 29 (35.37%) Microsoft Azure
9 23 (28.05%) .NET
10 21 (25.61%) Web Services
10 21 (25.61%) Amazon AWS
11 19 (23.17%) Windows Server 2008
12 18 (21.95%) PowerShell
13 16 (19.51%) Akamai
14 15 (18.29%) VMware
15 13 (15.85%) Windows Server 2003
16 11 (13.41%) Configuration Management
17 10 (12.20%) SLA
17 10 (12.20%) MS Exchange
18 9 (10.98%) vSphere
18 9 (10.98%) Windows Server 2012
18 9 (10.98%) DevOps
19 8 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
19 8 (9.76%) SQL Server
19 8 (9.76%) Citrix
19 8 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 46 (56.10%) IIS
2 10 (12.20%) MS Exchange
3 7 (8.54%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (6.10%) Confluence
4 5 (6.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.44%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.22%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 35 (42.68%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.10%) MS Office
3 3 (3.66%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.44%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 29 (35.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (25.61%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (45.12%) DNS
2 36 (43.90%) DHCP
3 29 (35.37%) FTP
4 7 (8.54%) TCP/IP
5 5 (6.10%) SAN
6 4 (4.88%) VPN
7 3 (3.66%) WAN
8 1 (1.22%) SMTP
8 1 (1.22%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.22%) ATM
8 1 (1.22%) ISDN
8 1 (1.22%) LAN
8 1 (1.22%) VoIP
8 1 (1.22%) MPLS
8 1 (1.22%) OSPF
8 1 (1.22%) BGP
8 1 (1.22%) EIGRP
8 1 (1.22%) Firewall
8 1 (1.22%) Wireless
8 1 (1.22%) Frame Relay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (6.10%) Log4Net
1 5 (6.10%) JIRA
1 5 (6.10%) TeamCity
1 5 (6.10%) Git (software)
1 5 (6.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (4.88%) FinalBuilder
3 1 (1.22%) Artifactory
General
1 6 (7.32%) Legal
1 6 (7.32%) Publishing
1 6 (7.32%) Retail
2 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 42 (51.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (13.41%) Support Engineer
3 10 (12.20%) Web Engineer
4 5 (6.10%) Configuration Engineer
4 5 (6.10%) Analyst
4 5 (6.10%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (4.88%) Web Support Engineer
5 4 (4.88%) Server Engineer
6 3 (3.66%) Software Engineer
6 3 (3.66%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 3 (3.66%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (3.66%) Service Analyst
6 3 (3.66%) SCCM Engineer
7 2 (2.44%) Technical Delivery Manager
7 2 (2.44%) Software Configuration Engineer
7 2 (2.44%) Services Delivery Manager
7 2 (2.44%) Service Manager
7 2 (2.44%) Network Engineer
7 2 (2.44%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (2.44%) Technical Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (28.05%) .NET
2 21 (25.61%) Web Services
3 7 (8.54%) .NET Framework
4 5 (6.10%) MSMQ
4 5 (6.10%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.22%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.66%) Thin Client
1 3 (3.66%) Clustering
1 3 (3.66%) Fat Client
2 2 (2.44%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.22%) Replication
3 1 (1.22%) SecurID
3 1 (1.22%) CMDB
3 1 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 62 (75.61%) Windows
2 19 (23.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (15.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (10.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (4.88%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.22%) Linux
6 1 (1.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (53.66%) E-Commerce
2 29 (35.37%) ITIL
3 11 (13.41%) Configuration Management
4 9 (10.98%) DevOps
5 6 (7.32%) Service Delivery
5 6 (7.32%) Load Balancing
6 5 (6.10%) Database Security
7 4 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (4.88%) Project Management
8 3 (3.66%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (3.66%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (2.44%) Network Load Balancing
9 2 (2.44%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (2.44%) Change Control
9 2 (2.44%) Migration
9 2 (2.44%) Information Security
10 1 (1.22%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (1.22%) Software Engineering
10 1 (1.22%) Project Planning
10 1 (1.22%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 18 (21.95%) PowerShell
2 5 (6.10%) C#
2 5 (6.10%) VB
3 3 (3.66%) VBScript
4 2 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (8.54%) MCSE
3 6 (7.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (6.10%) VCP5
5 4 (4.88%) MCP
6 3 (3.66%) MCITP
6 3 (3.66%) MCSA
7 1 (1.22%) CCNA
7 1 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.22%) MCTS
7 1 (1.22%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.20%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (10.98%) vSphere
2 8 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.10%) Terminal Services
4 3 (3.66%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.22%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.22%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.22%) XenApp
5 1 (1.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 44 (53.66%) SCOM
2 39 (47.56%) SCCM
3 5 (6.10%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (4.88%) Puppet
4 4 (4.88%) NetBackup
5 3 (3.66%) WSUS
6 1 (1.22%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 62 (75.61%) Microsoft
2 16 (19.51%) Akamai
3 15 (18.29%) VMware
4 8 (9.76%) Citrix
5 7 (8.54%) Cisco
6 3 (3.66%) Intel
6 3 (3.66%) CommVault
6 3 (3.66%) Wyse
6 3 (3.66%) Altiris
7 2 (2.44%) Riverbed
7 2 (2.44%) Symantec
7 2 (2.44%) NetApp
7 2 (2.44%) Veritas
7 2 (2.44%) Juniper
7 2 (2.44%) HP
8 1 (1.22%) Dell
8 1 (1.22%) Oracle
8 1 (1.22%) Avaya
8 1 (1.22%) Lotus
8 1 (1.22%) Red Hat