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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 12 9 16
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +7
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 29 30 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 8.55% 9.20% 10.95%
As % of the System Software category 64.44% 66.67% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 14 45
Median daily rate £388 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £265 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £373 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 1
Median hourly rate £12.00 £30.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +50.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.56 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+0.43% -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
45 45 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 13.27% 13.80% 10.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 25 45
Median daily rate £388 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £110 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £373 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 14 1
Median hourly rate £12.00 £32.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.07% +62.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 September 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
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +1 21 £388 +19.23%
Bedford -6 6 £200 -38.46% 1
Dunstable +2 1 £175 -66.66%
Active Directory
East of England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 37 (58.73%) Windows
1 37 (58.73%) Microsoft
2 27 (42.86%) VMware
3 26 (41.27%) Citrix
4 23 (36.51%) SCCM
5 21 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 20 (31.75%) HP
7 19 (30.16%) Microsoft Azure
7 19 (30.16%) Windows Server
8 17 (26.98%) Amazon AWS
8 17 (26.98%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (26.98%) IIS
9 16 (25.40%) MS Exchange
10 15 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (20.63%) High Availability
11 13 (20.63%) SQL Server
11 13 (20.63%) XenApp
12 12 (19.05%) MS Excel
12 12 (19.05%) Dell
13 11 (17.46%) Web Services
13 11 (17.46%) Cisco
13 11 (17.46%) DNS
13 11 (17.46%) vSphere
14 10 (15.87%) NetApp
14 10 (15.87%) Migration
15 9 (14.29%) Hyper-V
15 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (14.29%) E-Commerce
15 9 (14.29%) DHCP
15 9 (14.29%) ITIL

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (26.98%) IIS
2 16 (25.40%) MS Exchange
3 9 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (9.52%) Skype for Business
5 2 (3.17%) IBM Domino
5 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.59%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 12 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (30.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (26.98%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (14.29%) CloudFront
4 6 (9.52%) Office 365
5 1 (1.59%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.59%) IaaS
5 1 (1.59%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.59%) PaaS
5 1 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (17.46%) DNS
2 9 (14.29%) DHCP
3 8 (12.70%) Firewall
4 6 (9.52%) MPLS
4 6 (9.52%) WAN
5 4 (6.35%) IP Telephony
5 4 (6.35%) NetScaler
5 4 (6.35%) SMTP
6 3 (4.76%) Internet
6 3 (4.76%) VoIP
7 2 (3.17%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (3.17%) FTP
7 2 (3.17%) LAN
7 2 (3.17%) OSPF
7 2 (3.17%) VLAN
7 2 (3.17%) VRRP
8 1 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.59%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (1.59%) IPsec
8 1 (1.59%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.63%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (12.70%) Finance
2 3 (4.76%) French Language
2 3 (4.76%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 29 (46.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (15.87%) Web Engineer
3 9 (14.29%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (12.70%) Cloud Engineer
4 8 (12.70%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (11.11%) Analyst
5 7 (11.11%) Architect
5 7 (11.11%) Server Engineer
6 6 (9.52%) E-Commerce Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) Active Directory Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (6.35%) AWS Engineer
8 4 (6.35%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (6.35%) Desktop Support
8 4 (6.35%) Messaging Engineer
8 4 (6.35%) Technical Architect
9 3 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 3 (4.76%) Help Desk Analyst
9 3 (4.76%) Network Engineer
9 3 (4.76%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.46%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.76%) RIA
3 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.59%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.59%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 37 (58.73%) Windows
2 19 (30.16%) Windows Server
3 17 (26.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (12.70%) Windows 7
7 6 (9.52%) Windows 8
8 5 (7.94%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (6.35%) Solaris
10 1 (1.59%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.59%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.63%) High Availability
2 10 (15.87%) Migration
3 9 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 9 (14.29%) ITIL
4 7 (11.11%) Identity Management
5 5 (7.94%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (6.35%) Converged Infrastructure
6 4 (6.35%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (6.35%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (6.35%) Web Filtering
7 3 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (3.17%) Email Migration
8 2 (3.17%) PRINCE2
8 2 (3.17%) Project Management
8 2 (3.17%) Server Building
9 1 (1.59%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (1.59%) Server Monitoring
9 1 (1.59%) Translating Business Requirements
9 1 (1.59%) Virtual Team Management
9 1 (1.59%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 4 (6.35%) C
3 2 (3.17%) SQL
4 1 (1.59%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (7.94%) MCITP
1 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (6.35%) MCSE
3 3 (4.76%) CCNA
3 3 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (3.17%) VCAP
5 1 (1.59%) CCNP
5 1 (1.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.59%) MCSA
5 1 (1.59%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.94%) SLA
2 4 (6.35%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 21 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (20.63%) XenApp
3 11 (17.46%) vSphere
4 9 (14.29%) Hyper-V
5 7 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (11.11%) VMware ESX
6 2 (3.17%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.59%) NFS
Systems Management
1 23 (36.51%) SCCM
2 7 (11.11%) Backup Exec
3 5 (7.94%) SCOM
4 2 (3.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (3.17%) Simpana
5 1 (1.59%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.59%) WSUS
Vendors
1 37 (58.73%) Microsoft
2 27 (42.86%) VMware
3 26 (41.27%) Citrix
4 20 (31.75%) HP
5 12 (19.05%) Dell
6 11 (17.46%) Cisco
7 10 (15.87%) NetApp
8 9 (14.29%) Akamai
9 8 (12.70%) Avaya
9 8 (12.70%) CheckPoint
10 4 (6.35%) 3PAR
10 4 (6.35%) IronPort
10 4 (6.35%) Oracle
11 2 (3.17%) CommVault
11 2 (3.17%) Lotus
11 2 (3.17%) Mitel
11 2 (3.17%) Nortel
12 1 (1.59%) Apple