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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
Bedfordshire / Luton
Rank 17 28 22
Rank change year-on-year +11 -6  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 2 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 1.98% 0.59% 3.14%
As % of the System Software category 40.00% 33.33% 62.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -3.12% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +42.85%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  

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 5 3 8
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 4.95% 1.76% 5.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 7
Median daily rate £400 £338 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.51% +92.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £338 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £338 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +42.85%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Luton

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) VMware
2 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (46.15%) Windows Server
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (38.46%) DHCP
3 5 (38.46%) DNS
3 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 5 (38.46%) HP
4 4 (30.77%) Citrix
4 4 (30.77%) XenApp
4 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (30.77%) Office 365
4 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
5 3 (23.08%) NetScaler
5 3 (23.08%) High Availability
5 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
5 3 (23.08%) SCCM
5 3 (23.08%) IIS
5 3 (23.08%) Symantec
6 2 (15.38%) MPLS
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (15.38%) Change Management
6 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (15.38%) Firewall
6 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
6 2 (15.38%) Wireless
6 2 (15.38%) Finance

Active Directory
Top Related 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 3 (23.08%) IIS
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (15.38%) IBM Notes
2 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (30.77%) Office 365
3 1 (7.69%) Akamai
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon S3
3 1 (7.69%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (7.69%) CloudFront
3 1 (7.69%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) DHCP
1 5 (38.46%) DNS
2 3 (23.08%) NetScaler
3 2 (15.38%) Firewall
3 2 (15.38%) MPLS
3 2 (15.38%) SMTP
3 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
3 2 (15.38%) VPN
3 2 (15.38%) WAN
3 2 (15.38%) Wireless
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (7.69%) FTP
4 1 (7.69%) Internet
4 1 (7.69%) iSCSI
4 1 (7.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
1 2 (15.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Cloud Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Collaboration Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Messaging Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Messaging Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Server Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Technical Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Web Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
3 1 (7.69%) EFT
3 1 (7.69%) iPhone
3 1 (7.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Windows Server
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (15.38%) Solaris
4 2 (15.38%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (15.38%) Windows 8
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Vista
4 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
5 1 (7.69%) Linux
5 1 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) High Availability
2 2 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (15.38%) Change Management
2 2 (15.38%) Converged Infrastructure
2 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
2 2 (15.38%) Issue Tracking
2 2 (15.38%) Migration
2 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) MCITP
1 2 (15.38%) MCSE
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) VCAP
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) PCI DSS
2 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (30.77%) XenApp
3 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
4 2 (15.38%) vSphere
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (7.69%) NetBackup
2 1 (7.69%) Simpana
2 1 (7.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) VMware
2 5 (38.46%) HP
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 4 (30.77%) Citrix
4 3 (23.08%) Symantec
5 2 (15.38%) 3PAR
5 2 (15.38%) Apple
5 2 (15.38%) Dell
5 2 (15.38%) Lotus
5 2 (15.38%) NetApp
5 2 (15.38%) Oracle
6 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco
6 1 (7.69%) CommVault
6 1 (7.69%) Google
6 1 (7.69%) Intel Security
6 1 (7.69%) LANDesk