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 30 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 13 18 16
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 23 12 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 8.27% 5.94% 6.99%
As % of the System Software category 92.00% 75.00% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 7
Average daily rate
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£293 £206 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.81% +21.32%
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.63% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Average hourly rate £17.00 £25.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.00% +150.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £25.00 £9.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £25.00 £16.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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
25 16 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 8.99% 7.92% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 14
Average daily rate £293 £213 £299
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.64% -28.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +150.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.78%

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 30 September 2014.

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 30 September 2014, 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 37 (82.22%) Windows
2 18 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 15 (33.33%) MS Office
3 15 (33.33%) Windows 8
4 14 (31.11%) MS Excel
4 14 (31.11%) MS Exchange
4 14 (31.11%) VMware
5 13 (28.89%) Windows XP
6 11 (24.44%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (17.78%) SAN
7 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (15.56%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (13.33%) DHCP
9 6 (13.33%) DNS
10 5 (11.11%) Cisco
10 5 (11.11%) Blackberry
10 5 (11.11%) Backup Exec
10 5 (11.11%) NAS
11 4 (8.89%) Hyper-V
11 4 (8.89%) SC Cleared
11 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
11 4 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (8.89%) Firewall
11 4 (8.89%) HP
12 3 (6.67%) Citrix
12 3 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (6.67%) NetApp

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 14 (31.11%) MS Exchange
2 11 (24.44%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (15.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.44%) Lync
6 1 (2.22%) IIS
6 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 15 (33.33%) MS Office
2 14 (31.11%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.22%) Google Apps
1 1 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.78%) SAN
2 6 (13.33%) DHCP
2 6 (13.33%) DNS
3 5 (11.11%) NAS
4 4 (8.89%) Firewall
5 3 (6.67%) LAN
5 3 (6.67%) WAN
6 2 (4.44%) ADSL
6 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.44%) MPLS
6 2 (4.44%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (2.22%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (2.22%) Wireless
7 1 (2.22%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (2.22%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.22%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.22%) SMTP
7 1 (2.22%) VoIP
General
1 2 (4.44%) Military
Job Titles
1 16 (35.56%) Support Engineer
2 7 (15.56%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (13.33%) Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (11.11%) Senior Support Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Desktop Support
6 3 (6.67%) IT Support Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Server Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) IT Support
7 2 (4.44%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Windows Server Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Service Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Administrator
7 2 (4.44%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Network Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Service Desk Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Wintel Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.22%) Clustering
2 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.22%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 37 (82.22%) Windows
2 18 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 15 (33.33%) Windows 8
4 13 (28.89%) Windows XP
5 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
7 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.44%) Android
8 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.22%) SUSE
8 1 (2.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (6.67%) ITIL
2 2 (4.44%) Migration
2 2 (4.44%) Load Balancing
2 2 (4.44%) Problem Management
3 1 (2.22%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (2.22%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2
3 1 (2.22%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.44%) SQL
3 1 (2.22%) VBScript
3 1 (2.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) SC Cleared
1 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.44%) CCNA
4 1 (2.22%) CCNP
4 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.22%) Degree
4 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 4 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (8.89%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.44%) XenApp
2 2 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.22%) vCloud
3 1 (2.22%) Terminal Server
3 1 (2.22%) VMware Server
3 1 (2.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (11.11%) Backup Exec
2 3 (6.67%) NetBackup
3 2 (4.44%) SCCM
3 2 (4.44%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.22%) SCDPM
4 1 (2.22%) SCOM
4 1 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 18 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (31.11%) VMware
3 5 (11.11%) Cisco
4 4 (8.89%) HP
5 3 (6.67%) Citrix
5 3 (6.67%) NetApp
5 3 (6.67%) CheckPoint
5 3 (6.67%) Infor
6 2 (4.44%) F5
6 2 (4.44%) Fortinet
6 2 (4.44%) Apple
6 2 (4.44%) Dell
7 1 (2.22%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.22%) Symantec
7 1 (2.22%) Sophos
7 1 (2.22%) Google
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