Period
to 16 January 2018

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 6 months to 16 January 2018 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
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 8 9
Rank change year-on-year +6 +1 +10
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 18 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 25.00% 10.19% 10.77%
As % of the System Software category 100.00% 91.67% 53.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 7
Bedford median daily rate £130 £200 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.00% -38.46% -27.78%
10th Percentile £125 £120 £313
90th Percentile £291 £388 £353
Bedfordshire median daily rate £130 £381 £325
% change year-on-year -65.90% +17.31% -10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 7
Bedford median hourly rate £11.33 - £30.00
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £11.49 £12.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -4.25% -60.00% +98.02%

Active Directory is in the System Software category. The following 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.

All System Software Skills
Bedford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 18 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 25.00% 11.11% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 9
Bedford median daily rate £130 £200 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.00% -55.56% +28.57%
10th Percentile £125 £120 £310
90th Percentile £291 £388 £458
Bedfordshire median daily rate £300 £388 £350
% change year-on-year -22.58% +10.71% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Bedford median hourly rate £11.33 - £30.00
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £11.49 £12.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.25% -63.08% +85.71%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

Job postings citing Active Directory as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedford.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Bedford over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 16 January 2018, 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 16 (88.89%) Windows
2 15 (83.33%) ITIL
2 15 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 11 (61.11%) VMware
4 9 (50.00%) Citrix
4 9 (50.00%) DHCP
4 9 (50.00%) DNS
4 9 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 8 (44.44%) XenApp
6 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (38.89%) vSphere
6 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (38.89%) VoIP
6 7 (38.89%) VPN
6 7 (38.89%) Microsoft Office
6 7 (38.89%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (38.89%) McAfee
6 7 (38.89%) RSA SecurID
6 7 (38.89%) Google
7 5 (27.78%) G Suite
7 5 (27.78%) Office 365
8 3 (16.67%) HP
8 3 (16.67%) Terminal Services
9 2 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
9 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
9 2 (11.11%) SAN
9 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
9 2 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) G Suite
1 5 (27.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (50.00%) DHCP
1 9 (50.00%) DNS
2 7 (38.89%) VoIP
2 7 (38.89%) VPN
3 2 (11.11%) SAN
4 1 (5.56%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (5.56%) iSCSI
4 1 (5.56%) NAS
4 1 (5.56%) NetScaler
4 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 14 (77.78%) Analyst
2 12 (66.67%) Service Analyst
2 12 (66.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (33.33%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (22.22%) Support Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) IT Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) IT Support
5 3 (16.67%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (11.11%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) Service Desk Support
6 2 (11.11%) Service Desk Support Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (5.56%) Citrix Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support
7 1 (5.56%) Provisioning Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Server Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Storage Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) RSA SecurID
2 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.11%) NHS
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.56%) Clustering
3 1 (5.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (88.89%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.56%) Android
4 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000
4 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) ITIL
2 2 (11.11%) ITSM
2 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
2 2 (11.11%) Service Management
3 1 (5.56%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
1 1 (5.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (5.56%) CCA
3 1 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (5.56%) MCP
3 1 (5.56%) MCSA
3 1 (5.56%) MCSE
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.56%) VCAP
3 1 (5.56%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 8 (44.44%) XenApp
2 7 (38.89%) vSphere
3 3 (16.67%) Terminal Services
4 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 2 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (5.56%) vCloud
5 1 (5.56%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) DameWare
1 2 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.56%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (5.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (61.11%) VMware
3 9 (50.00%) Citrix
4 7 (38.89%) Google
4 7 (38.89%) McAfee
5 3 (16.67%) HP
6 2 (11.11%) Remedy
7 1 (5.56%) 3PAR
7 1 (5.56%) CommVault
7 1 (5.56%) Dell
7 1 (5.56%) EqualLogic
7 1 (5.56%) IBM
7 1 (5.56%) Ivanti
7 1 (5.56%) NetApp
7 1 (5.56%) SolarWinds
7 1 (5.56%) Symantec
7 1 (5.56%) Veritas