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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 8 10 11
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 37 44 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 13.91% 11.46% 8.87%
As % of the System Software category 69.81% 78.57% 84.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 31 7
Median daily rate £250 £363 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.03% +107.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £160 £106
10% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £525 £260
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £300 £268
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 3
Median hourly rate £14.25 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.94 £12.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.00 £17.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
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
53 56 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 19.92% 14.58% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 38 9
Median daily rate £250 £350 £188
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +86.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £183 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £533 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+5.92% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 3
Median hourly rate £14.25 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.93% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.25 £12.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £30.00 £17.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Oxford region citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2 May 2016.

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 2 May 2016, 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 Oxford region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 68 (82.93%) Windows
2 48 (58.54%) Microsoft
3 30 (36.59%) Windows Server
4 28 (34.15%) Windows 7
5 26 (31.71%) VMware
6 22 (26.83%) MS Exchange
7 21 (25.61%) ITIL
8 20 (24.39%) SharePoint
9 18 (21.95%) Windows Server 2012
10 17 (20.73%) DNS
11 16 (19.51%) Windows XP
11 16 (19.51%) SQL
11 16 (19.51%) Incident Management
12 15 (18.29%) MS Office
13 14 (17.07%) VPN
14 13 (15.85%) SQL Server
14 13 (15.85%) Security Cleared
14 13 (15.85%) Hyper-V
15 12 (14.63%) Release Management
15 12 (14.63%) Exchange Server 2010
15 12 (14.63%) IBM Notes
15 12 (14.63%) TCP/IP
15 12 (14.63%) DHCP
15 12 (14.63%) Lotus
15 12 (14.63%) Windows Server 2003
16 11 (13.41%) NetApp
16 11 (13.41%) Citrix
16 11 (13.41%) Adobe
16 11 (13.41%) PeopleSoft
16 11 (13.41%) Office 365

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford 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 22 (26.83%) MS Exchange
2 20 (24.39%) SharePoint
3 12 (14.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (14.63%) IBM Notes
4 9 (10.98%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (10.98%) IIS
5 6 (7.32%) Apache
6 5 (6.10%) WordPress
7 4 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (4.88%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (3.66%) Skype for Business
9 2 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 15 (18.29%) MS Office
2 10 (12.20%) Acrobat
3 3 (3.66%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 6 (7.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (13.41%) Office 365
2 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (20.73%) DNS
2 14 (17.07%) VPN
3 12 (14.63%) DHCP
3 12 (14.63%) TCP/IP
4 10 (12.20%) Internet
5 5 (6.10%) Intranet
5 5 (6.10%) PBX
5 5 (6.10%) WAN
6 3 (3.66%) ADSL
6 3 (3.66%) CTI
6 3 (3.66%) Firewall
6 3 (3.66%) FTP
6 3 (3.66%) ISDN
6 3 (3.66%) MPLS
6 3 (3.66%) MRTG
6 3 (3.66%) VLAN
6 3 (3.66%) VSAT
7 2 (2.44%) Asterisk PBX
7 2 (2.44%) LAN
7 2 (2.44%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.85%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.32%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (4.88%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 4 (4.88%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.66%) Billing
3 2 (2.44%) Finance
4 1 (1.22%) Publishing
4 1 (1.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (28.05%) Analyst
2 19 (23.17%) Support Engineer
3 16 (19.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 13 (15.85%) Support Analyst
4 13 (15.85%) Technical Analyst
5 11 (13.41%) 3rd Line Support
6 10 (12.20%) 2nd Line Support
6 10 (12.20%) IT Support
7 9 (10.98%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 9 (10.98%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 9 (10.98%) Desktop Support
7 9 (10.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (9.76%) Administrator
8 8 (9.76%) Service Analyst
8 8 (9.76%) Service Desk Analyst
8 8 (9.76%) Systems Administrator
8 8 (9.76%) Systems Analyst
8 8 (9.76%) Systems Support
8 8 (9.76%) Systems Support Analyst
8 8 (9.76%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.44%) .NET
1 2 (2.44%) Web Services
1 2 (2.44%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.54%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.66%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.44%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.44%) NHS
3 2 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.22%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.22%) EPoS
4 1 (1.22%) FlexPod
4 1 (1.22%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 68 (82.93%) Windows
2 30 (36.59%) Windows Server
3 28 (34.15%) Windows 7
4 18 (21.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (19.51%) Windows XP
6 12 (14.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (9.76%) Linux
8 6 (7.32%) Windows 8
8 6 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (4.88%) Mac OS X
9 4 (4.88%) Windows 10
10 2 (2.44%) Android
11 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.22%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.61%) ITIL
2 16 (19.51%) Incident Management
3 12 (14.63%) Release Management
4 10 (12.20%) Change Control
5 9 (10.98%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (9.76%) Software Distribution
7 7 (8.54%) Problem Management
7 7 (8.54%) Project Management
8 6 (7.32%) Change Management
8 6 (7.32%) CRM
8 6 (7.32%) Mentoring
9 4 (4.88%) Configuration Management
9 4 (4.88%) High Availability
9 4 (4.88%) Patch Management
10 3 (3.66%) Migration
11 2 (2.44%) Penetration Testing
11 2 (2.44%) PRINCE2
11 2 (2.44%) Service Management
11 2 (2.44%) Time Management
12 1 (1.22%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 16 (19.51%) SQL
2 6 (7.32%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (15.85%) Security Cleared
2 10 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (10.98%) ITIL Certification
3 9 (10.98%) SC Cleared
4 5 (6.10%) MCITP
4 5 (6.10%) MCSE
4 5 (6.10%) MCTS
5 4 (4.88%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.22%) Degree
7 1 (1.22%) LPIC
7 1 (1.22%) MCP
7 1 (1.22%) VCP4
7 1 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.32%) SLA
2 5 (6.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (4.88%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (3.66%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (15.85%) Hyper-V
2 7 (8.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.32%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.44%) Samba
4 2 (2.44%) vSphere
5 1 (1.22%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (12.20%) DameWare
2 6 (7.32%) NetBackup
3 3 (3.66%) SCCM
4 2 (2.44%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (2.44%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (2.44%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.22%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.22%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.22%) SCOM
5 1 (1.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 48 (58.54%) Microsoft
2 26 (31.71%) VMware
3 12 (14.63%) Lotus
4 11 (13.41%) Adobe
4 11 (13.41%) Citrix
4 11 (13.41%) NetApp
4 11 (13.41%) PeopleSoft
5 8 (9.76%) Cisco
6 7 (8.54%) CheckPoint
6 7 (8.54%) Sophos
7 5 (6.10%) Oracle
8 3 (3.66%) Acronis
8 3 (3.66%) Apple
8 3 (3.66%) EMC
8 3 (3.66%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.44%) Intel Security
9 2 (2.44%) Lumension
10 1 (1.22%) AppSense
10 1 (1.22%) Avaya
10 1 (1.22%) Remedy
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