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 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 31 26 19
Rank change year-on-year -5 -7  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 5 10 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.81% 3.27% 7.01%
As % of the System Software category 38.46% 41.67% 81.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 13
Median daily rate £413 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.85% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £340 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £430 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £323 £300
% change year-on-year -3.87% +7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 10
Median hourly rate - £21.25 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +8.97%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +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 Bedfordshire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 13 24 37
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 4.69% 7.84% 8.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 16
Median daily rate £288 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.81% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £139 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £476 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -3.97% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 11
Median hourly rate - £21.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -46.87%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -4.13% +4.10%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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 +10 2 - -
Bedford 0 1 - -
Active Directory
East of England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 17 (70.83%) Windows
2 11 (45.83%) VMware
2 11 (45.83%) Windows Server
3 10 (41.67%) Citrix
4 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (29.17%) HP
5 7 (29.17%) Data Centre
6 6 (25.00%) DNS
6 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (25.00%) DHCP
6 6 (25.00%) XenApp
7 5 (20.83%) SCCM
7 5 (20.83%) Windows XP
7 5 (20.83%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (20.83%) Office 365
7 5 (20.83%) NetScaler
7 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (16.67%) Dell
8 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (16.67%) MPLS
8 4 (16.67%) ITIL
8 4 (16.67%) WAN
8 4 (16.67%) Migration
9 3 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (12.50%) Firewall
9 3 (12.50%) Fat Client
9 3 (12.50%) VLAN

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 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (8.33%) IBM Notes
2 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (20.83%) Office 365
2 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (4.17%) Amazon S3
3 1 (4.17%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (4.17%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) DHCP
1 6 (25.00%) DNS
2 5 (20.83%) NetScaler
3 4 (16.67%) MPLS
3 4 (16.67%) WAN
4 3 (12.50%) Firewall
4 3 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (12.50%) VLAN
5 2 (8.33%) IP Telephony
5 2 (8.33%) LAN
5 2 (8.33%) SMTP
5 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (8.33%) VPN
5 2 (8.33%) Wireless
6 1 (4.17%) FTP
6 1 (4.17%) Internet
6 1 (4.17%) OSPF
6 1 (4.17%) SAN
6 1 (4.17%) VoIP
6 1 (4.17%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
1 2 (8.33%) Marketing
2 1 (4.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Service Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Architect
3 3 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Citrix Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Collaboration Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Messaging Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Provisioning Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Messaging Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.50%) Fat Client
2 3 (12.50%) Thin Client
3 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.17%) Driving Licence
4 1 (4.17%) EFT
4 1 (4.17%) iPhone
4 1 (4.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (70.83%) Windows
2 11 (45.83%) Windows Server
3 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (20.83%) Windows XP
5 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (12.50%) Linux
6 3 (12.50%) Unix
7 2 (8.33%) Solaris
7 2 (8.33%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (8.33%) Windows 8
7 2 (8.33%) Windows Vista
8 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) ITIL
1 4 (16.67%) Migration
2 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 2 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (8.33%) Change Management
3 2 (8.33%) Converged Infrastructure
3 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (8.33%) Email Migration
3 2 (8.33%) Issue Tracking
3 2 (8.33%) Project Management
3 2 (8.33%) Server Building
3 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.17%) Data Loss Prevention
4 1 (4.17%) Dependency Management
4 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.17%) High Availability
4 1 (4.17%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (4.17%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (8.33%) CCEA
2 2 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (8.33%) MCITP
2 2 (8.33%) MCP
2 2 (8.33%) MCSE
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.17%) CCNA
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.17%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 7 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (25.00%) XenApp
3 3 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (8.33%) VMware Server
4 2 (8.33%) vSphere
5 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.17%) XenDesktop
5 1 (4.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (4.17%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.17%) Simpana
2 1 (4.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) VMware
2 10 (41.67%) Citrix
3 7 (29.17%) HP
4 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (16.67%) Dell
6 3 (12.50%) Symantec
7 2 (8.33%) 3PAR
7 2 (8.33%) Apple
7 2 (8.33%) AppSense
7 2 (8.33%) CheckPoint
7 2 (8.33%) Cisco
7 2 (8.33%) Lotus
7 2 (8.33%) Oracle
7 2 (8.33%) Remedy
8 1 (4.17%) Google
8 1 (4.17%) Intel Security
8 1 (4.17%) LANDesk
8 1 (4.17%) Mitel
8 1 (4.17%) Palo Alto
8 1 (4.17%) Proofpoint