The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 16 13 16
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 29 14 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 8.15% 8.09% 7.34%
As % of the System Software category 69.05% 82.35% 70.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 8
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£380 £313 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.60% +83.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £125 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £335 £190
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £258 £275
% change year-on-year
+16.50% -6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 5
Average hourly rate £14.25 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.97% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.65 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £18.50 £18.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
Active Directory
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

System Software Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
42 17 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 11.80% 9.83% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 10 15
Average daily rate £400 £360 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £187 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £370 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 5
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.21% +1.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.65 £16.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £18.50 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.08 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.74% -11.42%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region citing Active Directory also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Active Directory.

1 36 (61.02%) Windows
2 32 (54.24%) Microsoft
3 20 (33.90%) Windows 7
4 18 (30.51%) MS Office
5 17 (28.81%) MS Exchange
6 15 (25.42%) Windows 8
7 14 (23.73%) SCCM
8 12 (20.34%) Security Cleared
8 12 (20.34%) MS Excel
9 10 (16.95%) SQL
9 10 (16.95%) SCOM
9 10 (16.95%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (16.95%) Office 365
10 9 (15.25%) Exchange Server 2003
10 9 (15.25%) Windows XP
11 8 (13.56%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (11.86%) Hyper-V
12 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (11.86%) VMware
13 6 (10.17%) Migration
13 6 (10.17%) SharePoint
14 5 (8.47%) Cisco
14 5 (8.47%) SAN
14 5 (8.47%) Blackberry
14 5 (8.47%) NAS
15 4 (6.78%) Lync
15 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Azure
15 4 (6.78%) SC Cleared
15 4 (6.78%) Dynamics CRM
15 4 (6.78%) Business Continuity

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region citing Active Directory also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Active Directory. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (28.81%) MS Exchange
2 10 (16.95%) Exchange Server 2007
3 9 (15.25%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (10.17%) SharePoint
5 4 (6.78%) Lync
5 4 (6.78%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (6.78%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (3.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.69%) GroupWise
Applications
1 18 (30.51%) MS Office
2 12 (20.34%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.95%) Office 365
2 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.47%) SAN
1 5 (8.47%) NAS
2 2 (3.39%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.39%) DNS
2 2 (3.39%) LAN
2 2 (3.39%) VoIP
2 2 (3.39%) WAN
2 2 (3.39%) DHCP
3 1 (1.69%) Internet
3 1 (1.69%) Wireless
3 1 (1.69%) Firewall
3 1 (1.69%) Cisco IOS
General
1 3 (5.08%) Military
2 1 (1.69%) Finance
2 1 (1.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (23.73%) Support Engineer
2 12 (20.34%) Analyst
3 10 (16.95%) Project Manager
4 7 (11.86%) Senior Support Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (10.17%) Support Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Technical Specialist
6 4 (6.78%) Architect
6 4 (6.78%) Service Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Desktop Support
7 3 (5.08%) Integration Architect
7 3 (5.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Service Desk Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) IT Support
8 2 (3.39%) Build Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Operations Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Senior Operations Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Windows Support Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Help Desk Support
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.69%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 36 (61.02%) Windows
2 20 (33.90%) Windows 7
3 15 (25.42%) Windows 8
4 9 (15.25%) Windows XP
5 8 (13.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.39%) Android
7 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.39%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.69%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (10.17%) Migration
2 4 (6.78%) Business Continuity
2 4 (6.78%) Project Management
2 4 (6.78%) Service Management
2 4 (6.78%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (6.78%) ITSM
2 4 (6.78%) PRINCE2
2 4 (6.78%) CRM
2 4 (6.78%) ITIL
3 3 (5.08%) Service Delivery
3 3 (5.08%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (5.08%) Data Migration
3 3 (5.08%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (3.39%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (3.39%) Identity Management
5 1 (1.69%) People Management
5 1 (1.69%) Quality Management
5 1 (1.69%) Network Design
5 1 (1.69%) Time Management
5 1 (1.69%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.95%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (20.34%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.78%) SC Cleared
2 4 (6.78%) MCP
3 3 (5.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.69%) HND
4 1 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.69%) CCNA
4 1 (1.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (11.86%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.39%) VMware Server
2 2 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.39%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 14 (23.73%) SCCM
2 10 (16.95%) SCOM
3 3 (5.08%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.39%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (3.39%) SCDPM
5 1 (1.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.69%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 32 (54.24%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.86%) VMware
3 5 (8.47%) Cisco
4 3 (5.08%) Symantec
4 3 (5.08%) Citrix
5 2 (3.39%) NetApp
5 2 (3.39%) Apple
5 2 (3.39%) Sophos
6 1 (1.69%) Novell
6 1 (1.69%) HP
6 1 (1.69%) Infor
6 1 (1.69%) Kaspersky
6 1 (1.69%) Kaseya
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