Period
to 19 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 21 20
Rank change year-on-year +8 -1 -9
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 69 31 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 11.06% 5.74% 6.66%
As % of the System Software category 63.30% 55.36% 62.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 19 20
Bedfordshire median daily rate £130 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -65.33% +15.38% -13.33%
10th Percentile £125 £120 £113
90th Percentile £391 £420 £391
East of England median daily rate £300 £268 £263
% change year-on-year +12.15% +1.90% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 13
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £11.33 £12.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.63% -60.00% +98.02%
10th Percentile £10.16 £11.50 £17.25
90th Percentile £12.49 £12.50 £41.50
East of England median hourly rate £13.84 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -16.12% - -

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 109 56 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 17.47% 10.37% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 34 36
Bedfordshire median daily rate £160 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -60.00% +17.65% -6.21%
10th Percentile £125 £154 £113
90th Percentile £475 £535 £450
East of England median daily rate £355 £325 £308
% change year-on-year +9.23% +5.69% +10.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 16
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £11.33 £12.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.63% -65.71% +100.00%
10th Percentile £10.16 £11.50 £20.63
90th Percentile £12.49 £12.50 £41.25
East of England median hourly rate £20.04 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +21.45% - -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 19 February 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 19 February 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 +6 22 £130 -35.00% 1
Luton -14 16 £283 -27.10% 2
Leighton Buzzard - 2 £325 -
Dunstable +3 1 - - 1
Active Directory
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 58 (84.06%) Windows
2 49 (71.01%) Microsoft
3 39 (56.52%) ITIL
4 37 (53.62%) Office 365
5 30 (43.48%) VMware
6 22 (31.88%) Citrix
7 21 (30.43%) DNS
8 18 (26.09%) DHCP
9 17 (24.64%) Windows Server
10 16 (23.19%) Hyper-V
11 15 (21.74%) SCCM
11 15 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
11 15 (21.74%) SharePoint
11 15 (21.74%) MS Exchange
12 14 (20.29%) MCSE
12 14 (20.29%) Microsoft Office
12 14 (20.29%) TCP/IP
12 14 (20.29%) HP
12 14 (20.29%) Microsoft Certification
12 14 (20.29%) Terminal Services
13 13 (18.84%) SQL Server
13 13 (18.84%) MCSA
14 12 (17.39%) SQL
14 12 (17.39%) Symantec
14 12 (17.39%) CommVault
14 12 (17.39%) Service Management
14 12 (17.39%) Replication
14 12 (17.39%) NetBackup
14 12 (17.39%) PowerShell
14 12 (17.39%) SCOM

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 15 (21.74%) MS Exchange
1 15 (21.74%) SharePoint
2 11 (15.94%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.45%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (20.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 37 (53.62%) Office 365
2 5 (7.25%) G Suite
3 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.90%) SaaS
4 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (30.43%) DNS
2 18 (26.09%) DHCP
3 14 (20.29%) TCP/IP
4 11 (15.94%) Fibre Channel
4 11 (15.94%) iSCSI
4 11 (15.94%) NAS
4 11 (15.94%) SAN
5 7 (10.14%) VPN
6 6 (8.70%) Firewall
6 6 (8.70%) VoIP
7 5 (7.25%) LAN
7 5 (7.25%) WAN
8 4 (5.80%) Wireless
9 3 (4.35%) H.323
9 3 (4.35%) Internet
9 3 (4.35%) IPsec
9 3 (4.35%) MPLS
9 3 (4.35%) PSTN
9 3 (4.35%) SSL
9 3 (4.35%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (18.84%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (4.35%) Finance
1 3 (4.35%) Legal
1 3 (4.35%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (62.32%) Analyst
2 30 (43.48%) Service Analyst
2 30 (43.48%) Service Desk Analyst
3 19 (27.54%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (13.04%) Storage Analyst
5 7 (10.14%) Support Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) Support Analyst
7 5 (7.25%) Desktop Support
8 4 (5.80%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (5.80%) Architect
8 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) IT Support
8 4 (5.80%) Server Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Windows Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Windows Support Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 3 (4.35%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) IT Analyst
9 3 (4.35%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (17.39%) Replication
2 11 (15.94%) Clustering
3 6 (8.70%) RSA SecurID
4 3 (4.35%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.35%) NHS
5 2 (2.90%) iPad
5 2 (2.90%) iPhone
6 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 58 (84.06%) Windows
2 17 (24.64%) Windows Server
3 11 (15.94%) Windows 7
4 8 (11.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (11.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (7.25%) Windows 10
6 3 (4.35%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.45%) Android
7 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.45%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (56.52%) ITIL
2 12 (17.39%) Problem Management
2 12 (17.39%) Service Management
3 8 (11.59%) ITSM
4 6 (8.70%) Statistics
5 3 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (4.35%) Presales
5 3 (4.35%) Server Virtualisation
6 2 (2.90%) Business Continuity
6 2 (2.90%) Change Management
6 2 (2.90%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (2.90%) Hardware Maintenance
6 2 (2.90%) ITIL V3
6 2 (2.90%) Migration
6 2 (2.90%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (2.90%) Service Design
7 1 (1.45%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.45%) Incident Management
7 1 (1.45%) Programme Management
7 1 (1.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.39%) PowerShell
1 12 (17.39%) SQL
2 11 (15.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (20.29%) MCSE
1 14 (20.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (18.84%) MCSA
3 10 (14.49%) Degree
3 10 (14.49%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
3 10 (14.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (4.35%) CCA
5 3 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (4.35%) MCP
6 2 (2.90%) CCNA
6 2 (2.90%) CCNP
6 2 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.90%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.45%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (23.19%) Hyper-V
2 15 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (20.29%) Terminal Services
4 11 (15.94%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (14.49%) XenApp
6 6 (8.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (21.74%) SCCM
2 12 (17.39%) NetBackup
2 12 (17.39%) SCOM
3 11 (15.94%) Backup Exec
3 11 (15.94%) HP Data Protector
3 11 (15.94%) Microsoft Clustering
4 10 (14.49%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (4.35%) Cisco IPCC
5 3 (4.35%) DameWare
6 1 (1.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 49 (71.01%) Microsoft
2 30 (43.48%) VMware
3 22 (31.88%) Citrix
4 14 (20.29%) HP
5 12 (17.39%) CommVault
5 12 (17.39%) Symantec
6 11 (15.94%) 3PAR
6 11 (15.94%) Dell
6 11 (15.94%) EqualLogic
6 11 (15.94%) IBM
6 11 (15.94%) NetApp
6 11 (15.94%) Veritas
7 10 (14.49%) SolarWinds
8 6 (8.70%) Google
8 6 (8.70%) McAfee
9 5 (7.25%) Apple
10 3 (4.35%) Remedy
11 2 (2.90%) CheckPoint
11 2 (2.90%) Cisco
11 2 (2.90%) Ivanti