The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for Active Directory skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 26 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Active Directory
Bedfordshire / Bedford
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 9 9
Rank change year-on-year -2 0  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 4.88% 5.00% 7.14%
As % of the System Software category 40.00% 22.22% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £155 - £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -5.46% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14%  

Active Directory is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Bedford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 5 9 5
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 12.20% 22.50% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 1
Median daily rate £155 £438 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -64.57% -7.89%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £347
% change year-on-year - +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedford citing Active Directory as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Bedford

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Active Directory in Bedford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Bedford

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory in Bedford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Bedford

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, 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 Bedford region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Citrix
3 5 (55.56%) ITIL
4 4 (44.44%) VMware
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 4 (44.44%) XenApp
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
5 3 (33.33%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
5 3 (33.33%) Thin Client
5 3 (33.33%) Fat Client
6 2 (22.22%) IP Telephony
6 2 (22.22%) RSA SecurID
6 2 (22.22%) Google
6 2 (22.22%) VLAN
6 2 (22.22%) Migration
6 2 (22.22%) SCCM
6 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (22.22%) AppSense
6 2 (22.22%) MPLS
6 2 (22.22%) Remedy
6 2 (22.22%) Intel Security
6 2 (22.22%) Project Management
6 2 (22.22%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (22.22%) CCEA
6 2 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (22.22%) VoIP
6 2 (22.22%) DHCP
6 2 (22.22%) VPN

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford 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:

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (22.22%) DHCP
2 2 (22.22%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) IP Telephony
2 2 (22.22%) MPLS
2 2 (22.22%) NetScaler
2 2 (22.22%) VLAN
2 2 (22.22%) VoIP
2 2 (22.22%) VPN
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Service Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Citrix Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (22.22%) IT Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) IT Support
3 2 (22.22%) IT Support Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2 Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Project Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Provisioning Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Fat Client
1 3 (33.33%) Thin Client
2 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 2 (22.22%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Email Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
2 2 (22.22%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) Server Building
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) CCEA
1 2 (22.22%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (22.22%) MCP
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) XenApp
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (22.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Citrix
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) AppSense
3 2 (22.22%) Google
3 2 (22.22%) Intel Security
3 2 (22.22%) Remedy