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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 28 14 9
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 31 42 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 8.71% 11.41% 8.37%
As % of the System Software category 45.59% 65.63% 81.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 20 8
Median daily rate £300 £210 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -31.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £128 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £466 £341
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 3
Median hourly rate £11.50 £15.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.80% -8.82%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +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
68 64 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 19.10% 17.39% 10.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 39 9
Median daily rate £400 £314 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.49% -3.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £130 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £459 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 4
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -8.82%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 53 (89.83%) Windows
2 39 (66.10%) Microsoft
3 33 (55.93%) Windows Server
4 32 (54.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (45.76%) MS Exchange
6 25 (42.37%) VMware
7 24 (40.68%) DNS
8 19 (32.20%) Windows 7
9 18 (30.51%) Hyper-V
10 17 (28.81%) PowerShell
10 17 (28.81%) Exchange Server 2010
11 15 (25.42%) Microsoft Certification
11 15 (25.42%) ITIL
12 14 (23.73%) NetApp
13 13 (22.03%) Office 365
14 12 (20.34%) DHCP
15 11 (18.64%) MS Office
15 11 (18.64%) Citrix
15 11 (18.64%) Problem Management
16 10 (16.95%) SCCM
16 10 (16.95%) Patch Management
17 9 (15.25%) Windows Server 2003
17 9 (15.25%) MCSE
18 8 (13.56%) SharePoint
18 8 (13.56%) BizTalk Server
18 8 (13.56%) Disaster Recovery
18 8 (13.56%) SCOM
18 8 (13.56%) Windows Server 2008
18 8 (13.56%) Microsoft Azure
18 8 (13.56%) Microsoft App-V

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 27 (45.76%) MS Exchange
2 17 (28.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (13.56%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (13.56%) SharePoint
4 3 (5.08%) Skype for Business
4 3 (5.08%) WordPress
5 1 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 11 (18.64%) MS Office
2 6 (10.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 13 (22.03%) Office 365
2 8 (13.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (11.86%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (40.68%) DNS
2 12 (20.34%) DHCP
3 6 (10.17%) Kerberos
3 6 (10.17%) LDAP
4 3 (5.08%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (5.08%) Intranet
5 2 (3.39%) LAN
5 2 (3.39%) WAN
6 1 (1.69%) Internet
6 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.69%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (5.08%) Finance
1 3 (5.08%) Publishing
2 1 (1.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (27.12%) Support Engineer
2 13 (22.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 12 (20.34%) Analyst
3 12 (20.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (16.95%) Support Analyst
5 9 (15.25%) Windows Engineer
6 7 (11.86%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (11.86%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 7 (11.86%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 7 (11.86%) Administrator
6 7 (11.86%) Desktop Engineer
6 7 (11.86%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (11.86%) Systems Analyst
6 7 (11.86%) Systems Support
6 7 (11.86%) Systems Support Analyst
6 7 (11.86%) Systems Support Engineer
7 6 (10.17%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (10.17%) Desktop Support
7 6 (10.17%) Server Engineer
8 5 (8.47%) Infrastructure Support
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.86%) Management Information System
2 6 (10.17%) BYOD
3 5 (8.47%) PKI
4 2 (3.39%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.69%) EPoS
5 1 (1.69%) FlexPod
5 1 (1.69%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 53 (89.83%) Windows
2 33 (55.93%) Windows Server
3 32 (54.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (32.20%) Windows 7
5 9 (15.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (13.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (11.86%) Mac OS X
8 5 (8.47%) Linux
9 4 (6.78%) Windows 8
10 2 (3.39%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.69%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.42%) ITIL
2 11 (18.64%) Problem Management
3 10 (16.95%) Patch Management
4 8 (13.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (10.17%) Change Management
5 6 (10.17%) Incident Management
5 6 (10.17%) Project Management
5 6 (10.17%) Service Design
6 5 (8.47%) Email Filtering
6 5 (8.47%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (6.78%) Mobile Device Management
8 3 (5.08%) Migration
9 1 (1.69%) Configuration Management
9 1 (1.69%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (1.69%) Data Protection
9 1 (1.69%) Server Patching
9 1 (1.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 17 (28.81%) PowerShell
2 5 (8.47%) SQL
3 1 (1.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (25.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (15.25%) MCSE
3 5 (8.47%) MCITP
3 5 (8.47%) MCTS
4 4 (6.78%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (5.08%) CCNA
5 3 (5.08%) CCNP
5 3 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (5.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.69%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (8.47%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (30.51%) Hyper-V
2 8 (13.56%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (10.17%) VMware ESX
3 6 (10.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (6.78%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (3.39%) vSphere
6 1 (1.69%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (1.69%) XenApp
6 1 (1.69%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.69%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (16.95%) SCCM
2 8 (13.56%) SCOM
3 6 (10.17%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 39 (66.10%) Microsoft
2 25 (42.37%) VMware
3 14 (23.73%) NetApp
4 11 (18.64%) Citrix
5 4 (6.78%) Cisco
5 4 (6.78%) Remedy
6 3 (5.08%) Oracle
7 2 (3.39%) EMC
8 1 (1.69%) Avaya
8 1 (1.69%) Sophos