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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 24 13 25
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +12
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 23 19 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 6.85% 8.92% 2.82%
As % of the System Software category 53.49% 82.61% 26.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 4
Average daily rate
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£381 £325 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.30% +91.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £270 £275
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 0
Average hourly rate £15.50 £8.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.87% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
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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
43 23 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 12.80% 10.80% 10.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 8 20
Average daily rate £325 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £225 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £340 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 0
Average hourly rate £16.18 £8.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.35% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 August 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 August 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 55 (82.09%) Windows
2 33 (49.25%) Microsoft
3 25 (37.31%) MS Exchange
4 21 (31.34%) Windows 7
5 17 (25.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (23.88%) MS Office
6 16 (23.88%) VMware
7 15 (22.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (19.40%) Hyper-V
9 12 (17.91%) Windows 8
9 12 (17.91%) WAN
9 12 (17.91%) LAN
10 11 (16.42%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (16.42%) DNS
10 11 (16.42%) MS Excel
11 10 (14.93%) ITIL
11 10 (14.93%) Windows XP
11 10 (14.93%) Cisco
11 10 (14.93%) Security Cleared
12 9 (13.43%) Exchange Server 2007
12 9 (13.43%) Exchange Server 2010
12 9 (13.43%) SQL
12 9 (13.43%) Service Delivery
13 8 (11.94%) Finance
13 8 (11.94%) Migration
13 8 (11.94%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (11.94%) SharePoint
13 8 (11.94%) Exchange Server 2013
13 8 (11.94%) PowerShell
14 7 (10.45%) Microsoft Azure

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 25 (37.31%) MS Exchange
2 9 (13.43%) Exchange Server 2007
2 9 (13.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (11.94%) SharePoint
3 8 (11.94%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (10.45%) Lync
4 7 (10.45%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (8.96%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (4.48%) WordPress
7 2 (2.99%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (23.88%) MS Office
2 11 (16.42%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.49%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (7.46%) Office 365
3 3 (4.48%) Yammer
4 1 (1.49%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.91%) LAN
1 12 (17.91%) WAN
2 11 (16.42%) DNS
3 7 (10.45%) DHCP
4 6 (8.96%) Wireless
5 4 (5.97%) TCP/IP
6 3 (4.48%) Network Security
6 3 (4.48%) Firewall
7 2 (2.99%) VoIP
8 1 (1.49%) ADSL
8 1 (1.49%) PBX
8 1 (1.49%) VPN
8 1 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.49%) SAN
8 1 (1.49%) MPLS
8 1 (1.49%) Asterisk PBX
8 1 (1.49%) PABX
8 1 (1.49%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.99%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.49%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 8 (11.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (17.91%) Analyst
1 12 (17.91%) Support Engineer
2 9 (13.43%) Architect
3 8 (11.94%) Support Analyst
4 7 (10.45%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (10.45%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (10.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (7.46%) IT Support
5 5 (7.46%) Server Engineer
5 5 (7.46%) IT Support Analyst
5 5 (7.46%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Consultant
7 3 (4.48%) Desktop Support
7 3 (4.48%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Help Desk Support
7 3 (4.48%) Migration Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Technical Specialist
7 3 (4.48%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (4.48%) Exchange Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Cloud Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.48%) EqualLogic
1 3 (4.48%) Public Cloud
1 3 (4.48%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.99%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.49%) Replication
3 1 (1.49%) Clustering
3 1 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.49%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.49%) EMC VNXe
3 1 (1.49%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 55 (82.09%) Windows
2 21 (31.34%) Windows 7
3 17 (25.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (22.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (17.91%) Windows 8
6 11 (16.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (14.93%) Windows XP
8 3 (4.48%) Linux
8 3 (4.48%) CentOS
9 2 (2.99%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.49%) Android
10 1 (1.49%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (14.93%) ITIL
2 9 (13.43%) Service Delivery
3 8 (11.94%) Migration
3 8 (11.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (5.97%) Data Analysis
4 4 (5.97%) CRM
4 4 (5.97%) Data Architecture
5 3 (4.48%) Service Management
5 3 (4.48%) Identity Management
6 2 (2.99%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.99%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (1.49%) Incident Management
7 1 (1.49%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (1.49%) Load Balancing
7 1 (1.49%) Problem Management
7 1 (1.49%) Data Migration
7 1 (1.49%) ITSM
7 1 (1.49%) Project Management
7 1 (1.49%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (1.49%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.43%) SQL
2 8 (11.94%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (14.93%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.97%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.48%) CCNA
3 3 (4.48%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (4.48%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.99%) Degree
5 1 (1.49%) MCSA
5 1 (1.49%) MCITP
5 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (19.40%) Hyper-V
2 6 (8.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (8.96%) vSphere
3 2 (2.99%) XenApp
4 1 (1.49%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.49%) Terminal Server
4 1 (1.49%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.49%) Samba
4 1 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.49%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (7.46%) SCCM
2 3 (4.48%) SCOM
3 2 (2.99%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.99%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (49.25%) Microsoft
2 16 (23.88%) VMware
3 10 (14.93%) Cisco
4 5 (7.46%) HP
4 5 (7.46%) Dell
5 4 (5.97%) Citrix
6 3 (4.48%) Altiris
6 3 (4.48%) Dell KACE
6 3 (4.48%) Ruckus Wireless
7 2 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.49%) Bloomberg
8 1 (1.49%) Remedy
8 1 (1.49%) AppSense
8 1 (1.49%) Google
8 1 (1.49%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.49%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.49%) ProCurve
8 1 (1.49%) F5
8 1 (1.49%) NetApp
8 1 (1.49%) Novell