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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 13 11 25
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +14
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 37 20 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 10.31% 8.85% 3.33%
As % of the System Software category 68.52% 86.96% 58.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 0
Average daily rate
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£250 £290 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 0
Average hourly rate £14.25 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.17% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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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
54 23 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 15.04% 10.18% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 7 3
Average daily rate £313 £325 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £225 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £338 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 0
Average hourly rate £14.25 £19.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.84% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 59 (92.19%) Windows
2 33 (51.56%) Microsoft
3 27 (42.19%) Windows 7
4 23 (35.94%) MS Exchange
5 20 (31.25%) VMware
6 18 (28.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (20.31%) DHCP
8 13 (20.31%) DNS
9 12 (18.75%) MS Office
9 12 (18.75%) Windows 8
9 12 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (15.63%) LAN
10 10 (15.63%) WAN
10 10 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (14.06%) Cisco
11 9 (14.06%) MS Excel
12 8 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
13 7 (10.94%) Windows XP
13 7 (10.94%) vSphere
13 7 (10.94%) Hyper-V
14 6 (9.38%) Acronis
14 6 (9.38%) Office 365
14 6 (9.38%) Lumension
14 6 (9.38%) ITIL
14 6 (9.38%) HP
14 6 (9.38%) CheckPoint
14 6 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2003
14 6 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
14 6 (9.38%) Finance

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 23 (35.94%) MS Exchange
2 8 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (4.69%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.69%) WordPress
5 3 (4.69%) Lync
5 3 (4.69%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.56%) Apache
7 1 (1.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (18.75%) MS Office
2 9 (14.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.38%) Office 365
2 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.69%) Yammer
4 1 (1.56%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 13 (20.31%) DHCP
1 13 (20.31%) DNS
2 10 (15.63%) WAN
2 10 (15.63%) LAN
3 4 (6.25%) Wireless
4 3 (4.69%) Network Security
4 3 (4.69%) SAN
5 2 (3.13%) Firewall
5 2 (3.13%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.56%) PBX
6 1 (1.56%) VoIP
6 1 (1.56%) Asterisk PBX
6 1 (1.56%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.56%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 6 (9.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (32.81%) Support Engineer
2 11 (17.19%) Analyst
3 9 (14.06%) 3rd Line Support
3 9 (14.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 8 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
4 8 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (10.94%) Desktop Support
6 6 (9.38%) Architect
6 6 (9.38%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (9.38%) Support Analyst
6 6 (9.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 5 (7.81%) Server Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) Network Support
8 4 (6.25%) Network Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) Network Support Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) Consultant
9 3 (4.69%) Senior Consultant
9 3 (4.69%) Help Desk Support
9 3 (4.69%) Senior Systems Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.25%) NHS
2 3 (4.69%) EqualLogic
2 3 (4.69%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.13%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.56%) Clustering
4 1 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.56%) EMC VNXe
4 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 59 (92.19%) Windows
2 27 (42.19%) Windows 7
3 18 (28.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (18.75%) Windows 8
5 12 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (10.94%) Windows XP
7 4 (6.25%) Linux
7 4 (6.25%) CentOS
8 2 (3.13%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.56%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (9.38%) ITIL
1 6 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (6.25%) Service Delivery
2 4 (6.25%) Migration
3 2 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (3.13%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (3.13%) Identity Management
4 1 (1.56%) ITSM
4 1 (1.56%) CRM
4 1 (1.56%) Configuration Management
4 1 (1.56%) Project Management
4 1 (1.56%) Incident Management
4 1 (1.56%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (1.56%) Problem Management
4 1 (1.56%) Data Migration
4 1 (1.56%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (1.56%) Coaching
4 1 (1.56%) Patch Management
4 1 (1.56%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.25%) SQL
1 4 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (6.25%) CCNA
1 4 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (3.13%) Degree
2 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.56%) MCITP
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.56%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (10.94%) Hyper-V
2 7 (10.94%) vSphere
3 2 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (3.13%) XenApp
4 1 (1.56%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.56%) Terminal Server
4 1 (1.56%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.56%) Samba
4 1 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.56%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (7.81%) SCCM
2 3 (4.69%) SCOM
3 2 (3.13%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (3.13%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.56%) WSUS
4 1 (1.56%) Puppet
4 1 (1.56%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 33 (51.56%) Microsoft
2 20 (31.25%) VMware
3 9 (14.06%) Cisco
4 6 (9.38%) Acronis
4 6 (9.38%) Lumension
4 6 (9.38%) CheckPoint
4 6 (9.38%) HP
5 4 (6.25%) Dell
5 4 (6.25%) Citrix
6 3 (4.69%) Altiris
6 3 (4.69%) Dell KACE
6 3 (4.69%) Ruckus Wireless
7 2 (3.13%) Veeam
7 2 (3.13%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.56%) Meru Networks
8 1 (1.56%) Google
8 1 (1.56%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.56%) ProCurve
8 1 (1.56%) Remedy
8 1 (1.56%) AppSense