Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 12 16
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4 0
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 69 61 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 10.06% 9.64% 8.01%
As % of the System Software category 54.33% 69.32% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 43 35
Bedfordshire median daily rate £140 £388 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -63.87% +29.17% -14.29%
10th Percentile £125 £163 £116
90th Percentile £406 £438 £385
East of England median daily rate £275 £325 £295
% change year-on-year -15.38% +10.17% +21.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 21
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £11.84 £13.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.92% -56.67% +172.73%
10th Percentile £10.26 £10.90 £20.00
90th Percentile £14.95 £40.50 £42.50
East of England median hourly rate £14.62 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.39% - -

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 127 88 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 18.51% 13.90% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 59 48
Bedfordshire median daily rate £325 £388 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.13% +29.17% -14.29%
10th Percentile £125 £163 £110
90th Percentile £488 £456 £450
East of England median daily rate £355 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +1.43% +4.48% +21.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 19
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £11.84 £13.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.92% -62.86% +91.78%
10th Percentile £10.26 £10.90 £18.40
90th Percentile £14.95 £40.50 £42.75
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - -2.94% -

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 -19 21 £389 +0.32% 2
Bedford +5 13 £130 -35.00%
Dunstable -1 2 - -
Leighton Buzzard - 2 £325 -
Active Directory
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 51 (73.91%) Windows
2 43 (62.32%) Microsoft
3 32 (46.38%) ITIL
4 26 (37.68%) Citrix
4 26 (37.68%) Office 365
5 23 (33.33%) VMware
6 20 (28.99%) DNS
7 18 (26.09%) DHCP
8 17 (24.64%) SCCM
9 15 (21.74%) MCSA
9 15 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
9 15 (21.74%) XenApp
10 14 (20.29%) Windows Server
10 14 (20.29%) Microsoft Office
11 13 (18.84%) MCSE
11 13 (18.84%) SQL Server
12 12 (17.39%) Service Management
13 11 (15.94%) MS Exchange
13 11 (15.94%) Hyper-V
14 10 (14.49%) Windows 7
14 10 (14.49%) VMware Infrastructure
14 10 (14.49%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (14.49%) Terminal Services
14 10 (14.49%) Migration
15 9 (13.04%) SharePoint
15 9 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
16 8 (11.59%) Windows Server 2012
16 8 (11.59%) TCP/IP
16 8 (11.59%) VPN
17 7 (10.14%) VoIP

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 11 (15.94%) MS Exchange
2 9 (13.04%) SharePoint
3 6 (8.70%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.45%) Site Server
Applications
1 14 (20.29%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 26 (37.68%) Office 365
2 5 (7.25%) G Suite
3 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.45%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.45%) SaaS
4 1 (1.45%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 20 (28.99%) DNS
2 18 (26.09%) DHCP
3 8 (11.59%) TCP/IP
3 8 (11.59%) VPN
4 7 (10.14%) SAN
4 7 (10.14%) VoIP
5 6 (8.70%) Fibre Channel
5 6 (8.70%) iSCSI
5 6 (8.70%) LAN
5 6 (8.70%) NAS
6 5 (7.25%) Firewall
7 4 (5.80%) WAN
7 4 (5.80%) Wireless
8 3 (4.35%) H.323
8 3 (4.35%) Internet
8 3 (4.35%) IPsec
8 3 (4.35%) MPLS
8 3 (4.35%) PSTN
8 3 (4.35%) SSL
8 3 (4.35%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (18.84%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (5.80%) Finance
1 4 (5.80%) Local Government
1 4 (5.80%) Retail
2 3 (4.35%) Legal
2 3 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 28 (40.58%) Analyst
2 21 (30.43%) Service Analyst
2 21 (30.43%) Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (11.59%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (8.70%) Applications Specialist
4 6 (8.70%) Architect
4 6 (8.70%) Migration Specialist
4 6 (8.70%) Support Engineer
5 5 (7.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (7.25%) IT Support
5 5 (7.25%) Service Design Manager
5 5 (7.25%) Service Manager
5 5 (7.25%) Service Transition Manager
5 5 (7.25%) Transition Manager
5 5 (7.25%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (5.80%) IT Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) Storage Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) Business Architect
7 3 (4.35%) IT Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.14%) Replication
2 7 (10.14%) RSA SecurID
3 6 (8.70%) Clustering
4 3 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.90%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.90%) iPad
5 2 (2.90%) iPhone
6 1 (1.45%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.45%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 51 (73.91%) Windows
2 14 (20.29%) Windows Server
3 10 (14.49%) Windows 7
3 10 (14.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (11.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (7.25%) Windows 10
6 3 (4.35%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.90%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.45%) Android
8 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.45%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (46.38%) ITIL
2 12 (17.39%) Service Management
3 10 (14.49%) Migration
4 7 (10.14%) Application Packaging
4 7 (10.14%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (10.14%) ITSM
4 7 (10.14%) Problem Management
4 7 (10.14%) Programme Governance
4 7 (10.14%) Remediation Plan
5 5 (7.25%) Service Design
6 4 (5.80%) ITIL V3
6 4 (5.80%) Statistics
7 3 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (4.35%) Presales
7 3 (4.35%) Server Virtualisation
8 2 (2.90%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (2.90%) Hardware Maintenance
8 2 (2.90%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (2.90%) Project Management
9 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.14%) SQL
2 6 (8.70%) PowerShell
2 6 (8.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (21.74%) MCSA
1 15 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (18.84%) MCSE
3 7 (10.14%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (8.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (7.25%) Degree
5 5 (7.25%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (4.35%) CCA
6 3 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (4.35%) MCP
7 2 (2.90%) DBS Check
7 2 (2.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (2.90%) MCITP
8 1 (1.45%) CCNA
8 1 (1.45%) CCNP
8 1 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.45%) HNC
8 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.45%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (21.74%) XenApp
2 11 (15.94%) Hyper-V
3 10 (14.49%) Terminal Services
3 10 (14.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (10.14%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (10.14%) vSphere
5 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.45%) vCloud
5 1 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (24.64%) SCCM
2 6 (8.70%) Backup Exec
2 6 (8.70%) HP Data Protector
2 6 (8.70%) Microsoft Clustering
2 6 (8.70%) NetBackup
2 6 (8.70%) SCOM
3 5 (7.25%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (4.35%) Cisco IPCC
4 3 (4.35%) DameWare
5 1 (1.45%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 43 (62.32%) Microsoft
2 26 (37.68%) Citrix
3 23 (33.33%) VMware
4 7 (10.14%) Google
4 7 (10.14%) HP
4 7 (10.14%) McAfee
4 7 (10.14%) Symantec
5 6 (8.70%) 3PAR
5 6 (8.70%) CommVault
5 6 (8.70%) Dell
5 6 (8.70%) EqualLogic
5 6 (8.70%) IBM
5 6 (8.70%) NetApp
5 6 (8.70%) Veritas
6 5 (7.25%) Apple
6 5 (7.25%) SolarWinds
7 4 (5.80%) Cisco
8 2 (2.90%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.90%) GFI Software
8 2 (2.90%) WatchGuard