Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 41 26
Rank change year-on-year +26 -15 -12
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 61 15 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 10.08% 2.56% 5.04%
As % of the System Software category 73.49% 40.54% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 6 15
Bedfordshire median daily rate £300 £155 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +93.55% -11.43% -56.25%
10th Percentile £130 £120 £113
90th Percentile £465 £419 £430
East of England median daily rate £313 £253 £250
% change year-on-year +23.76% +1.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 5
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £16.17 - £27.50
10th Percentile £10.16 - £13.80
90th Percentile £37.50 - £38.81
East of England median hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +5.73% -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 83 37 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 13.72% 6.30% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 21 33
Bedfordshire median daily rate £314 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.56% +21.21% -17.50%
10th Percentile £130 £148 £113
90th Percentile £475 £519 £450
East of England median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70% +5.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 8
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £16.17 - £35.78
10th Percentile £10.16 - £14.40
90th Percentile £37.50 - £45.32
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -5.71% +6.06% -5.71%

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 May 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 May 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
Bedford +10 22 £130 -5.45% 2
Luton +9 20 £325 - 4
Dunstable 0 1 - - 2
Active Directory
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 47 (77.05%) Windows
2 41 (67.21%) Microsoft
3 31 (50.82%) Office 365
4 26 (42.62%) ITIL
5 23 (37.70%) VMware
6 20 (32.79%) Windows Server
7 19 (31.15%) Problem-Solving
8 17 (27.87%) Citrix
9 15 (24.59%) VMware Infrastructure
10 14 (22.95%) DNS
10 14 (22.95%) Microsoft Azure
11 13 (21.31%) SQL Server
11 13 (21.31%) Microsoft Office
11 13 (21.31%) HP
11 13 (21.31%) SCCM
12 12 (19.67%) Symantec
12 12 (19.67%) SQL
12 12 (19.67%) DHCP
12 12 (19.67%) TCP/IP
12 12 (19.67%) MS Exchange
13 11 (18.03%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (18.03%) Hyper-V
13 11 (18.03%) Terminal Services
13 11 (18.03%) SCOM
13 11 (18.03%) PowerShell
13 11 (18.03%) VLAN
13 11 (18.03%) Firewall
14 10 (16.39%) Service Management
14 10 (16.39%) NetBackup
14 10 (16.39%) Microsoft Certification

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 (19.67%) MS Exchange
2 9 (14.75%) SharePoint
3 8 (13.11%) Skype for Business
4 4 (6.56%) Apache
4 4 (6.56%) IIS
4 4 (6.56%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.28%) CMS
5 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.64%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 13 (21.31%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (6.56%) MS Visio
4 3 (4.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (50.82%) Office 365
2 14 (22.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (14.75%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (4.92%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (3.28%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 2 (3.28%) SaaS
6 1 (1.64%) Akamai
6 1 (1.64%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.95%) DNS
2 12 (19.67%) DHCP
2 12 (19.67%) TCP/IP
3 11 (18.03%) Firewall
3 11 (18.03%) VLAN
4 8 (13.11%) Fibre Channel
4 8 (13.11%) iSCSI
4 8 (13.11%) NAS
4 8 (13.11%) SAN
5 6 (9.84%) VPN
6 3 (4.92%) LAN
6 3 (4.92%) WAN
6 3 (4.92%) Wireless
7 2 (3.28%) NetScaler
8 1 (1.64%) BIG-IP
8 1 (1.64%) Network Security
8 1 (1.64%) Skype
8 1 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (21.31%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.56%) MySQL
3 2 (3.28%) Power BI
4 1 (1.64%) Big Data
General
1 2 (3.28%) Retail
2 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (50.82%) Analyst
2 16 (26.23%) Service Analyst
2 16 (26.23%) Service Desk Analyst
3 12 (19.67%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 10 (16.39%) Support Analyst
5 8 (13.11%) Desktop Support
5 8 (13.11%) Storage Analyst
6 5 (8.20%) Architect
6 5 (8.20%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Support Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) AWS Architect
7 4 (6.56%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.92%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Azure Architect
8 3 (4.92%) Firewall Architect
8 3 (4.92%) Service Desk Support
8 3 (4.92%) Service Desk Support Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.03%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (13.11%) Clustering
2 8 (13.11%) Replication
3 7 (11.48%) Private Cloud
4 3 (4.92%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.92%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.92%) NHS
5 2 (3.28%) CMDB
6 1 (1.64%) CCTV
6 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.64%) PKI
6 1 (1.64%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 47 (77.05%) Windows
2 20 (32.79%) Windows Server
3 7 (11.48%) Windows 7
4 5 (8.20%) Linux
5 4 (6.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (6.56%) Windows 10
5 4 (6.56%) Windows 8
5 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (6.56%) Windows XP
6 3 (4.92%) Windows Vista
7 2 (3.28%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.64%) Android
8 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.64%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.64%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (42.62%) ITIL
2 19 (31.15%) Problem-Solving
3 10 (16.39%) Problem Management
3 10 (16.39%) Service Management
4 9 (14.75%) Migration
5 7 (11.48%) ITSM
5 7 (11.48%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 5 (8.20%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 4 (6.56%) Load Balancing
7 4 (6.56%) Network Load Balancing
7 4 (6.56%) Project Management
8 3 (4.92%) Analytics
8 3 (4.92%) Service Design
9 2 (3.28%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (3.28%) Incident Management
9 2 (3.28%) ITIL V3
9 2 (3.28%) Network Virtualisation
9 2 (3.28%) Privileged Access Management
9 2 (3.28%) Software Distribution
9 2 (3.28%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.67%) SQL
2 11 (18.03%) PowerShell
3 8 (13.11%) VBScript
4 2 (3.28%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (16.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (14.75%) MCSE
3 8 (13.11%) MCSA
4 6 (9.84%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (9.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (8.20%) Degree
6 3 (4.92%) MCP
7 2 (3.28%) A+ Certification
7 2 (3.28%) CCA
7 2 (3.28%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (3.28%) HNC
8 1 (1.64%) CCNA
8 1 (1.64%) CCNP
8 1 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) GDPR
System Software
1 15 (24.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (18.03%) Hyper-V
2 11 (18.03%) Terminal Services
3 8 (13.11%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.28%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (3.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (21.31%) SCCM
2 11 (18.03%) SCOM
3 10 (16.39%) NetBackup
4 8 (13.11%) Backup Exec
4 8 (13.11%) HP Data Protector
4 8 (13.11%) Microsoft Clustering
5 7 (11.48%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (4.92%) DameWare
6 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (3.28%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (1.64%) Ansible
8 1 (1.64%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (1.64%) Terraform
8 1 (1.64%) WSUS
Vendors
1 41 (67.21%) Microsoft
2 23 (37.70%) VMware
3 17 (27.87%) Citrix
4 13 (21.31%) HP
5 12 (19.67%) Symantec
6 9 (14.75%) CommVault
6 9 (14.75%) Dell
7 8 (13.11%) 3PAR
7 8 (13.11%) EqualLogic
7 8 (13.11%) IBM
7 8 (13.11%) NetApp
7 8 (13.11%) SolarWinds
7 8 (13.11%) Veritas
8 4 (6.56%) Altiris
8 4 (6.56%) Apple
8 4 (6.56%) Oracle
8 4 (6.56%) Red Hat
8 4 (6.56%) Remedy
9 2 (3.28%) Adobe
9 2 (3.28%) Ivanti