Period
to 12 November 2018

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 6 months to 12 November 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
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 14 9
Rank change year-on-year +7 -5 +4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 69 63 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 12.52% 9.24% 9.81%
As % of the System Software category 72.63% 56.76% 69.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 39 42
Bedfordshire median daily rate £400 £140 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +185.71% -63.87% +29.17%
10th Percentile £145 £125 £151
90th Percentile £488 £408 £438
East of England median daily rate £325 £275 £313
% change year-on-year +18.18% -12.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 6
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £12.67 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.39% -47.21% -20.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £10.55 £11.00
90th Percentile £23.00 £15.15 £42.50
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% -

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 Bedfordshire with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 95 111 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 17.24% 16.28% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 66 59
Bedfordshire median daily rate £400 £330 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% -14.84% +29.17%
10th Percentile £146 £125 £160
90th Percentile £488 £481 £456
East of England median daily rate £390 £365 £348
% change year-on-year +6.85% +5.04% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 6
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £12.67 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.39% -47.21% -28.89%
10th Percentile £12.75 £10.55 £11.00
90th Percentile £23.00 £15.15 £42.50
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.81 £16.50
% change year-on-year -1.81% +1.85% -8.33%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

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

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 6 months to 12 November 2018.

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 6 months to 12 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +12 30 £410 +5.47% 5
Bedford +2 24 £415 +219.23% 1
Shefford - 2 £233 -
Dunstable -6 1 - - 1
Active Directory
East of England

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 42 (60.87%) Windows
1 42 (60.87%) Office 365
2 28 (40.58%) Microsoft
3 26 (37.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (33.33%) Migration
5 20 (28.99%) Windows 7
6 18 (26.09%) Windows 10
7 17 (24.64%) Windows Server
8 15 (21.74%) Microsoft Office
9 14 (20.29%) ITIL
9 14 (20.29%) Citrix
10 12 (17.39%) MS Exchange
11 11 (15.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 11 (15.94%) Email Migration
12 10 (14.49%) ITIL V3
12 10 (14.49%) PRINCE2
12 10 (14.49%) DNS
13 9 (13.04%) IP Telephony
13 9 (13.04%) VMware
13 9 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
13 9 (13.04%) Fat Client
13 9 (13.04%) MPLS
13 9 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (13.04%) Service Management
13 9 (13.04%) HP
13 9 (13.04%) Dell
13 9 (13.04%) Thin Client
13 9 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
14 8 (11.59%) Change Management
15 7 (10.14%) Finance

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 12 (17.39%) MS Exchange
2 9 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.90%) CMS
4 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (21.74%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 42 (60.87%) Office 365
2 26 (37.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (5.80%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (4.35%) Akamai
5 3 (4.35%) IaaS
6 2 (2.90%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 2 (2.90%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.49%) DNS
2 9 (13.04%) IP Telephony
2 9 (13.04%) MPLS
3 7 (10.14%) VPN
4 6 (8.70%) DHCP
5 5 (7.25%) Firewall
5 5 (7.25%) LAN
5 5 (7.25%) WAN
6 4 (5.80%) TCP/IP
7 3 (4.35%) BIG-IP
7 3 (4.35%) VLAN
7 3 (4.35%) VPLS
8 1 (1.45%) PABX
8 1 (1.45%) SAN
8 1 (1.45%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.80%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.35%) Big Data
2 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (2.90%) Power BI
3 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.45%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.45%) MySQL
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
General
1 7 (10.14%) Finance
2 4 (5.80%) Retail
3 1 (1.45%) Back Office
3 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (14.49%) Project Manager
1 10 (14.49%) Service Manager
1 10 (14.49%) Service Transition Manager
1 10 (14.49%) Transition Manager
2 9 (13.04%) Desktop Support
2 9 (13.04%) Infrastructure Manager
2 9 (13.04%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 7 (10.14%) Exchange Specialist
3 7 (10.14%) Office 365 Specialist
4 6 (8.70%) Desktop Engineer
4 6 (8.70%) Exchange Migration Specialist
4 6 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (8.70%) Migration Specialist
5 5 (7.25%) Analyst
5 5 (7.25%) Service Design Manager
5 5 (7.25%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) Architect
6 4 (5.80%) Build Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) DBA
6 4 (5.80%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.04%) Fat Client
1 9 (13.04%) Thin Client
2 2 (2.90%) CMDB
2 2 (2.90%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.90%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.90%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.90%) User Experience
3 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.45%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.45%) Replication
3 1 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 42 (60.87%) Windows
2 20 (28.99%) Windows 7
3 18 (26.09%) Windows 10
4 17 (24.64%) Windows Server
5 5 (7.25%) Linux
5 5 (7.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.90%) Mac OS
7 2 (2.90%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.45%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (33.33%) Migration
2 14 (20.29%) ITIL
3 11 (15.94%) Email Migration
3 11 (15.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 10 (14.49%) ITIL V3
4 10 (14.49%) PRINCE2
5 9 (13.04%) Service Management
5 9 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (11.59%) Change Management
7 6 (8.70%) Service Design
8 5 (7.25%) Analytics
8 5 (7.25%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
9 4 (5.80%) Incident Management
9 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Management
9 4 (5.80%) ITSM
9 4 (5.80%) Network Load Balancing
9 4 (5.80%) Problem Management
10 3 (4.35%) High Availability
10 3 (4.35%) Infrastructure Transformation
10 3 (4.35%) Multi-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.25%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.80%) SQL
3 3 (4.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (7.25%) DBS Check
2 3 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (2.90%) Degree
3 2 (2.90%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.45%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.45%) HNC
4 1 (1.45%) VCAP
4 1 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.35%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.90%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.45%) vCloud
4 1 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.45%) XenApp
4 1 (1.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (10.14%) SCCM
2 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (4.35%) Ansible
3 3 (4.35%) FortiGate
3 3 (4.35%) Terraform
4 2 (2.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (2.90%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.45%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 28 (40.58%) Microsoft
2 14 (20.29%) Citrix
3 9 (13.04%) Dell
3 9 (13.04%) HP
3 9 (13.04%) VMware
4 4 (5.80%) Altiris
5 3 (4.35%) Cloudera
5 3 (4.35%) F5
5 3 (4.35%) Juniper
5 3 (4.35%) McAfee
5 3 (4.35%) Symantec
6 2 (2.90%) Adobe
6 2 (2.90%) Apple
6 2 (2.90%) Oracle
7 1 (1.45%) Avaya
7 1 (1.45%) Cisco
7 1 (1.45%) CyberArk
7 1 (1.45%) Nortel