The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 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 27 June 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
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 9 17
Rank change year-on-year -24 +8  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 13 35 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 3.64% 10.87% 8.50%
As % of the System Software category 38.24% 79.55% 72.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 22 16
Median daily rate £175 £388 £235
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -54.83% +64.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £115 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £425 £499
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 8
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +133.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  

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 Bedfordshire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 34 44 40
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 9.52% 13.66% 11.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 29 23
Median daily rate £353 £360 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.08% +30.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £116 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £425 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 8
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.64%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -27.64% +28.57%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 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 Bedfordshire

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Bedfordshire

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Bedfordshire

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory 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 27 June 2017. 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 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 -13 9 £391 +0.77% 4
Bedford -6 3 £155 -61.25% 1
Active Directory
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 12 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 8 (44.44%) Citrix
3 7 (38.89%) DNS
3 7 (38.89%) DHCP
3 7 (38.89%) ITIL
3 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (38.89%) Windows Server
4 6 (33.33%) SCCM
4 6 (33.33%) VMware
5 5 (27.78%) XenApp
5 5 (27.78%) Office 365
5 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (22.22%) Migration
6 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
6 4 (22.22%) VPN
7 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (16.67%) MCSE
7 3 (16.67%) MCSA
7 3 (16.67%) VoIP
7 3 (16.67%) Firewall
7 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (16.67%) PCI DSS
7 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (16.67%) Application Packaging
7 3 (16.67%) Hyper-V
7 3 (16.67%) Service Design
7 3 (16.67%) Programme Governance
7 3 (16.67%) Remediation Plan

Active Directory
Co-occurring 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 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.56%) IBM Notes
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) Site Server
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) DHCP
1 7 (38.89%) DNS
2 4 (22.22%) VPN
3 3 (16.67%) Firewall
3 3 (16.67%) VoIP
4 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 2 (11.11%) Wireless
5 1 (5.56%) Internet
5 1 (5.56%) IP Telephony
5 1 (5.56%) LAN
5 1 (5.56%) MPLS
5 1 (5.56%) OSPF
5 1 (5.56%) SAN
5 1 (5.56%) SMTP
5 1 (5.56%) VLAN
5 1 (5.56%) VRRP
5 1 (5.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (11.11%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Local Government
2 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (16.67%) Analyst
1 3 (16.67%) Applications Specialist
1 3 (16.67%) Migration Specialist
1 3 (16.67%) Service Design Manager
1 3 (16.67%) Service Manager
1 3 (16.67%) Service Transition Manager
1 3 (16.67%) Transition Manager
2 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) IT Analyst
2 2 (11.11%) IT Support
2 2 (11.11%) IT Support Analyst
2 2 (11.11%) Server Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Support Analyst
2 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Infrastructure Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (11.11%) RSA SecurID
2 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Windows Server
2 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (11.11%) Windows 8
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Vista
4 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) ITIL
2 4 (22.22%) Migration
3 3 (16.67%) Application Packaging
3 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (16.67%) Programme Governance
3 3 (16.67%) Remediation Plan
3 3 (16.67%) Service Design
4 2 (11.11%) ITIL V3
5 1 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (5.56%) Change Management
5 1 (5.56%) Data Loss Prevention
5 1 (5.56%) Email Migration
5 1 (5.56%) Issue Tracking
5 1 (5.56%) ITSM
5 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.56%) Project Management
5 1 (5.56%) Server Building
5 1 (5.56%) Service Management
5 1 (5.56%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) MCSA
1 3 (16.67%) MCSE
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (5.56%) CCNA
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) XenApp
2 3 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.11%) vSphere
4 1 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Citrix
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 6 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (11.11%) Apple
3 2 (11.11%) Dell
3 2 (11.11%) Google
3 2 (11.11%) HP
3 2 (11.11%) McAfee
3 2 (11.11%) Symantec
4 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco
4 1 (5.56%) EMC
4 1 (5.56%) Lotus
4 1 (5.56%) Mitel
4 1 (5.56%) Palo Alto
4 1 (5.56%) Proofpoint