The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Luton 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 23 June 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
Bedfordshire / Luton
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 7 11
Rank change year-on-year -12 +4  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 9 19 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 5.73% 12.93% 10.88%
As % of the System Software category 52.94% 76.00% 88.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 7
Median daily rate £391 £283 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.23% +18.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £115 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £425 £288
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £13.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  

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 Luton with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Luton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 17 25 18
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 10.83% 17.01% 12.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 19 7
Median daily rate £395 £350 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.92% +21.73%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Median hourly rate - £29.54 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -26.16%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.16% +22.85%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Luton 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 Luton

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Luton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Active Directory in Luton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Luton

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Luton over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Luton

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory in Luton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Luton

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Luton region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) Windows Server
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (36.36%) Office 365
3 4 (36.36%) SCCM
3 4 (36.36%) DHCP
3 4 (36.36%) DNS
3 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
3 4 (36.36%) ITIL
4 3 (27.27%) MCSE
4 3 (27.27%) MCSA
4 3 (27.27%) Citrix
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (27.27%) Migration
4 3 (27.27%) VMware
4 3 (27.27%) PCI DSS
4 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (27.27%) Application Packaging
4 3 (27.27%) Hyper-V
4 3 (27.27%) XenApp
4 3 (27.27%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (27.27%) Service Design
4 3 (27.27%) Programme Governance
4 3 (27.27%) Remediation Plan
5 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
5 2 (18.18%) ITIL V3
5 2 (18.18%) Symantec

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Luton 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 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (9.09%) IBM Notes
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) DHCP
1 4 (36.36%) DNS
2 2 (18.18%) Firewall
2 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
2 2 (18.18%) VPN
2 2 (18.18%) Wireless
3 1 (9.09%) SAN
3 1 (9.09%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (18.18%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Applications Specialist
1 3 (27.27%) Migration Specialist
1 3 (27.27%) Service Design Manager
1 3 (27.27%) Service Manager
1 3 (27.27%) Service Transition Manager
1 3 (27.27%) Transition Manager
2 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Server Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Collaboration Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Messaging Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Messaging Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Windows Server
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Vista
5 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
6 1 (9.09%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) Application Packaging
2 3 (27.27%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (27.27%) Migration
2 3 (27.27%) Programme Governance
2 3 (27.27%) Remediation Plan
2 3 (27.27%) Service Design
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL V3
4 1 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (9.09%) Change Management
4 1 (9.09%) Issue Tracking
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) MCSA
1 3 (27.27%) MCSE
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Hyper-V
1 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (27.27%) XenApp
2 1 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Citrix
2 3 (27.27%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) Apple
3 2 (18.18%) Dell
3 2 (18.18%) HP
3 2 (18.18%) Symantec
4 1 (9.09%) EMC
4 1 (9.09%) Lotus