Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 31 10
Rank change year-on-year +22 -21 +7
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 68 30 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 11.64% 4.39% 8.85%
As % of the System Software category 74.73% 40.54% 75.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 12 39
Bedfordshire median daily rate £388 £313 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.00% -19.35% +29.17%
10th Percentile £151 £148 £121
90th Percentile £479 £400 £438
East of England median daily rate £314 £250 £278
% change year-on-year +25.50% -9.91% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 5
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £16.17 £12.67 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.58% -63.80% +16.67%
10th Percentile £12.75 £10.55 £11.30
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 91 74 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 15.58% 10.83% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 41 52
Bedfordshire median daily rate £394 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +8.11% +28.70%
10th Percentile £153 £148 £113
90th Percentile £499 £488 £438
East of England median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 7
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £16.17 £12.67 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.58% -68.33% +60.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £10.55 £11.70
90th Percentile £23.00 £15.15 £45.43
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +20 31 £400 +2.43% 2
Bedford +11 21 £360 +132.26% 6
Active Directory
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 43 (63.24%) Windows
2 34 (50.00%) Office 365
3 33 (48.53%) Microsoft
4 26 (38.24%) Microsoft Azure
5 20 (29.41%) ITIL
6 19 (27.94%) Microsoft Office
6 19 (27.94%) Migration
6 19 (27.94%) Windows Server
7 17 (25.00%) Citrix
8 14 (20.59%) VMware
9 13 (19.12%) DNS
9 13 (19.12%) Windows 10
9 13 (19.12%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (19.12%) Amazon AWS
10 12 (17.65%) Windows 7
10 12 (17.65%) VLAN
11 11 (16.18%) Firewall
12 10 (14.71%) Service Management
12 10 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
13 9 (13.24%) ITIL V3
13 9 (13.24%) HP
13 9 (13.24%) Symantec
14 8 (11.76%) DHCP
14 8 (11.76%) SQL Server
14 8 (11.76%) SQL
14 8 (11.76%) Linux
14 8 (11.76%) Network Load Balancing
14 8 (11.76%) Private Cloud
14 8 (11.76%) SCCM
14 8 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 7 (10.29%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.88%) Apache
2 4 (5.88%) CMS
2 4 (5.88%) IIS
2 4 (5.88%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.41%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.41%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 19 (27.94%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (10.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (5.88%) MS Visio
4 3 (4.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 34 (50.00%) Office 365
2 26 (38.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (19.12%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (5.88%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 4 (5.88%) Akamai
4 4 (5.88%) IaaS
5 3 (4.41%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.47%) Mimecast
6 1 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (19.12%) DNS
2 12 (17.65%) VLAN
3 11 (16.18%) Firewall
4 8 (11.76%) DHCP
5 6 (8.82%) TCP/IP
5 6 (8.82%) VPN
6 5 (7.35%) IP Telephony
6 5 (7.35%) MPLS
7 4 (5.88%) BIG-IP
7 4 (5.88%) LAN
7 4 (5.88%) WAN
8 3 (4.41%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (4.41%) iSCSI
8 3 (4.41%) NAS
8 3 (4.41%) SAN
9 2 (2.94%) Wireless
10 1 (1.47%) Network Security
10 1 (1.47%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.88%) Big Data
2 4 (5.88%) MySQL
3 2 (2.94%) Power BI
4 1 (1.47%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 6 (8.82%) Retail
2 4 (5.88%) Finance
3 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (20.59%) Analyst
2 11 (16.18%) Desktop Support
3 9 (13.24%) Service Manager
3 9 (13.24%) Service Transition Manager
3 9 (13.24%) Transition Manager
4 7 (10.29%) Architect
4 7 (10.29%) Desktop Engineer
4 7 (10.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (10.29%) Support Analyst
5 6 (8.82%) Project Manager
5 6 (8.82%) Service Design Manager
6 5 (7.35%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 5 (7.35%) AWS Architect
6 5 (7.35%) Consultant
6 5 (7.35%) Infrastructure Manager
6 5 (7.35%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 5 (7.35%) Service Analyst
6 5 (7.35%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (7.35%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.88%) Firewall Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.76%) Private Cloud
2 5 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.35%) Fat Client
2 5 (7.35%) Thin Client
3 4 (5.88%) CMDB
4 3 (4.41%) Clustering
4 3 (4.41%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.41%) Replication
5 2 (2.94%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.47%) CCTV
6 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.47%) NHS
6 1 (1.47%) PKI
6 1 (1.47%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 43 (63.24%) Windows
2 19 (27.94%) Windows Server
3 13 (19.12%) Windows 10
4 12 (17.65%) Windows 7
5 8 (11.76%) Linux
6 4 (5.88%) Mac OS
6 4 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (5.88%) Windows 8
7 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.41%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.94%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.47%) Android
9 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.47%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.47%) Windows Phone
9 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (29.41%) ITIL
2 19 (27.94%) Migration
3 13 (19.12%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (14.71%) Service Management
5 9 (13.24%) ITIL V3
6 8 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 8 (11.76%) Network Load Balancing
7 7 (10.29%) Email Migration
7 7 (10.29%) Service Design
7 7 (10.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 6 (8.82%) Analytics
8 6 (8.82%) PRINCE2
8 6 (8.82%) Problem Management
9 5 (7.35%) Change Management
9 5 (7.35%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 5 (7.35%) Project Management
9 5 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
10 4 (5.88%) ITSM
10 4 (5.88%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.76%) SQL
2 6 (8.82%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.88%) Bash Shell
4 3 (4.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.94%) A+ Certification
2 2 (2.94%) HNC
2 2 (2.94%) MCSA
2 2 (2.94%) MCSE
2 2 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.47%) Degree
3 1 (1.47%) MCP
3 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.47%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.35%) SLA
2 1 (1.47%) GDPR
System Software
1 10 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.88%) Hyper-V
2 4 (5.88%) Terminal Services
3 3 (4.41%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.47%) XenApp
5 1 (1.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (11.76%) SCCM
2 4 (5.88%) Ansible
2 4 (5.88%) Jamf Pro
2 4 (5.88%) NetBackup
2 4 (5.88%) SCOM
2 4 (5.88%) Terraform
3 3 (4.41%) Backup Exec
3 3 (4.41%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (4.41%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.94%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.47%) DameWare
5 1 (1.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 33 (48.53%) Microsoft
2 17 (25.00%) Citrix
3 14 (20.59%) VMware
4 9 (13.24%) HP
4 9 (13.24%) Symantec
5 6 (8.82%) Altiris
5 6 (8.82%) Dell
6 5 (7.35%) Apple
7 4 (5.88%) Adobe
7 4 (5.88%) Cloudera
7 4 (5.88%) F5
7 4 (5.88%) Oracle
7 4 (5.88%) Red Hat
8 3 (4.41%) 3PAR
8 3 (4.41%) CommVault
8 3 (4.41%) EqualLogic
8 3 (4.41%) IBM
8 3 (4.41%) NetApp
8 3 (4.41%) SolarWinds
8 3 (4.41%) Veritas