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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 20 21 11
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -10
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 24 28 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 8.14% 8.14% 9.43%
As % of the System Software category 55.81% 66.67% 85.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 9
Median daily rate £305 £274 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.41% +36.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £99 £128 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £488 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £267
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +12.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Median hourly rate £18.25 £20.00 £11.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% +70.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £17.46 £8.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.65 £20.00 £17.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +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
43 42 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 14.58% 12.21% 11.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 27 12
Median daily rate £363 £313 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% +7.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £131 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £513 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
Median hourly rate £18.25 £16.66 £14.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.52% +16.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £16.50 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.65 £20.00 £16.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +12.90%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 52 (83.87%) Windows
2 32 (51.61%) Microsoft
3 25 (40.32%) Windows Server
4 24 (38.71%) VMware
5 22 (35.48%) Windows 7
6 21 (33.87%) MS Exchange
7 20 (32.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (29.03%) ITIL
9 17 (27.42%) MS Office
10 15 (24.19%) DNS
11 12 (19.35%) SharePoint
11 12 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2010
12 11 (17.74%) Office 365
12 11 (17.74%) Hyper-V
12 11 (17.74%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (17.74%) NetApp
13 10 (16.13%) Windows XP
13 10 (16.13%) Incident Management
14 9 (14.52%) SQL
14 9 (14.52%) DHCP
14 9 (14.52%) Disaster Recovery
15 8 (12.90%) Citrix
15 8 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (11.29%) Windows 8
16 7 (11.29%) VMware Infrastructure
16 7 (11.29%) PowerShell
16 7 (11.29%) Windows Server 2008
16 7 (11.29%) TCP/IP
16 7 (11.29%) VPN
17 6 (9.68%) Change Management

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 21 (33.87%) MS Exchange
2 12 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 12 (19.35%) SharePoint
3 6 (9.68%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (9.68%) IBM Notes
3 6 (9.68%) IIS
4 5 (8.06%) WordPress
5 4 (6.45%) Skype for Business
6 3 (4.84%) Apache
7 2 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 17 (27.42%) MS Office
2 4 (6.45%) Acrobat
3 2 (3.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Remedy AR System
2 1 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (17.74%) Office 365
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (24.19%) DNS
2 9 (14.52%) DHCP
3 7 (11.29%) TCP/IP
3 7 (11.29%) VPN
4 5 (8.06%) Internet
4 5 (8.06%) Intranet
4 5 (8.06%) WAN
5 3 (4.84%) ADSL
5 3 (4.84%) CTI
5 3 (4.84%) Firewall
5 3 (4.84%) FTP
5 3 (4.84%) ISDN
5 3 (4.84%) MPLS
5 3 (4.84%) MRTG
5 3 (4.84%) PBX
5 3 (4.84%) VLAN
5 3 (4.84%) VSAT
6 2 (3.23%) LAN
6 2 (3.23%) VoIP
7 1 (1.61%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.06%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 4 (6.45%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.84%) Billing
3 2 (3.23%) Finance
4 1 (1.61%) Publishing
4 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (32.26%) Analyst
2 15 (24.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 14 (22.58%) Support Engineer
4 13 (20.97%) Support Analyst
5 9 (14.52%) 3rd Line Support
5 9 (14.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (12.90%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 8 (12.90%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (12.90%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 8 (12.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 8 (12.90%) Administrator
6 8 (12.90%) Systems Administrator
6 8 (12.90%) Systems Analyst
6 8 (12.90%) Systems Support
6 8 (12.90%) Systems Support Analyst
6 8 (12.90%) Systems Support Engineer
6 8 (12.90%) Technical Analyst
6 8 (12.90%) VMware Engineer
6 8 (12.90%) Windows Engineer
7 7 (11.29%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.06%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.84%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.61%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.61%) EPoS
3 1 (1.61%) FlexPod
3 1 (1.61%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.61%) NHS
3 1 (1.61%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 52 (83.87%) Windows
2 25 (40.32%) Windows Server
3 22 (35.48%) Windows 7
4 20 (32.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (16.13%) Windows XP
6 8 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (11.29%) Windows 8
7 7 (11.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (9.68%) Linux
9 4 (6.45%) Windows 10
10 2 (3.23%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.61%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (29.03%) ITIL
2 10 (16.13%) Incident Management
3 9 (14.52%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (9.68%) Change Management
4 6 (9.68%) Problem Management
4 6 (9.68%) Project Management
5 4 (6.45%) Change Control
5 4 (6.45%) Configuration Management
5 4 (6.45%) Patch Management
5 4 (6.45%) Release Management
6 3 (4.84%) Mentoring
6 3 (4.84%) Migration
6 3 (4.84%) Software Distribution
7 2 (3.23%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (1.61%) CRM
8 1 (1.61%) High Availability
8 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2
8 1 (1.61%) Service Management
8 1 (1.61%) Translating Business Requirements
8 1 (1.61%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.52%) SQL
2 7 (11.29%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (17.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (9.68%) MCSE
3 5 (8.06%) MCITP
3 5 (8.06%) MCTS
4 4 (6.45%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (4.84%) Security Cleared
5 3 (4.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.61%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.68%) SLA
2 5 (8.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (4.84%) PCI DSS
4 2 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (17.74%) Hyper-V
2 7 (11.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.68%) VMware ESX
4 2 (3.23%) vSphere
5 1 (1.61%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (1.61%) XenApp
5 1 (1.61%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.61%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (9.68%) NetBackup
2 4 (6.45%) DameWare
3 2 (3.23%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.61%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.61%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.61%) SCCM
4 1 (1.61%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (51.61%) Microsoft
2 24 (38.71%) VMware
3 11 (17.74%) NetApp
4 8 (12.90%) Citrix
5 6 (9.68%) Lotus
6 5 (8.06%) Oracle
6 5 (8.06%) PeopleSoft
6 5 (8.06%) Remedy
6 5 (8.06%) Sophos
7 4 (6.45%) Adobe
7 4 (6.45%) Cisco
8 3 (4.84%) CheckPoint
8 3 (4.84%) SolarWinds
9 2 (3.23%) EMC
9 2 (3.23%) Intel Security
10 1 (1.61%) Avaya
10 1 (1.61%) HP