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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 22 10 21
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +11
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 28 18 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 6.83% 10.17% 5.38%
As % of the System Software category 75.68% 81.82% 56.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 6
Average daily rate
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£290 £313 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.20% +83.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £125 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £370 £205
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.09 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.74% -2.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.71 £11.34 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.23 £18.50 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.87 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.51% -3.33%
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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
37 22 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 9.02% 12.43% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 14
Average daily rate £300 £370 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% +19.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £192 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £374 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 5
Average hourly rate £18.25 £16.09 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.40% -2.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.86 £11.34 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.38 £18.50 £17.50
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 24 December 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 24 December 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 34 (66.67%) Windows
2 23 (45.10%) Microsoft
3 18 (35.29%) Windows 7
4 16 (31.37%) Windows 8
5 15 (29.41%) MS Office
5 15 (29.41%) MS Exchange
6 12 (23.53%) MS Excel
6 12 (23.53%) VMware
7 11 (21.57%) Exchange Server 2003
7 11 (21.57%) SCCM
8 10 (19.61%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (15.69%) SCOM
9 8 (15.69%) Windows XP
9 8 (15.69%) Office 365
10 7 (13.73%) SAN
10 7 (13.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (13.73%) NAS
11 6 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (9.80%) Cisco
12 5 (9.80%) LAN
12 5 (9.80%) WAN
12 5 (9.80%) Blackberry
12 5 (9.80%) Hyper-V
13 4 (7.84%) SC Cleared
13 4 (7.84%) Security Cleared
13 4 (7.84%) Backup Exec
13 4 (7.84%) Business Continuity
13 4 (7.84%) Service Management
13 4 (7.84%) Project Management
13 4 (7.84%) ITSM

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 15 (29.41%) MS Exchange
2 11 (21.57%) Exchange Server 2003
3 10 (19.61%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (5.88%) Lync
4 3 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.96%) GroupWise
5 1 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (29.41%) MS Office
2 12 (23.53%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.73%) SAN
1 7 (13.73%) NAS
2 5 (9.80%) LAN
2 5 (9.80%) WAN
3 4 (7.84%) DHCP
3 4 (7.84%) DNS
4 3 (5.88%) Firewall
5 2 (3.92%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (3.92%) MPLS
5 2 (3.92%) ADSL
5 2 (3.92%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.92%) VoIP
6 1 (1.96%) Internet
6 1 (1.96%) Wireless
6 1 (1.96%) Cisco IOS
General
1 3 (5.88%) Military
2 1 (1.96%) Finance
2 1 (1.96%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (31.37%) Support Engineer
2 11 (21.57%) Analyst
3 8 (15.69%) Project Manager
3 8 (15.69%) Senior Support Engineer
4 7 (13.73%) Support Analyst
5 5 (9.80%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (7.84%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (7.84%) Service Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Desktop Support
8 2 (3.92%) Server Support
8 2 (3.92%) Consultant
8 2 (3.92%) Network Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Server Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Help Desk Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Technical Manager
8 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) IT Support Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Desktop Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.96%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 34 (66.67%) Windows
2 18 (35.29%) Windows 7
3 16 (31.37%) Windows 8
4 8 (15.69%) Windows XP
5 7 (13.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.92%) Android
7 2 (3.92%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.96%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (7.84%) ITIL
1 4 (7.84%) PRINCE2
1 4 (7.84%) Project Management
1 4 (7.84%) Service Management
1 4 (7.84%) ITSM
1 4 (7.84%) Business Continuity
2 3 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (5.88%) Migration
2 3 (5.88%) Service Delivery
2 3 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (3.92%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (3.92%) Load Balancing
4 1 (1.96%) Time Management
4 1 (1.96%) Network Design
4 1 (1.96%) Network Management
4 1 (1.96%) People Management
4 1 (1.96%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.84%) SQL
2 1 (1.96%) VB
2 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (7.84%) SC Cleared
1 4 (7.84%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (5.88%) MCP
2 3 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.92%) CCNA
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.96%) Degree
4 1 (1.96%) HND
4 1 (1.96%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (9.80%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.92%) Terminal Server
2 2 (3.92%) VMware Server
2 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.92%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.96%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (21.57%) SCCM
2 8 (15.69%) SCOM
3 4 (7.84%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.92%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (3.92%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.92%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (3.92%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 23 (45.10%) Microsoft
2 12 (23.53%) VMware
3 5 (9.80%) Cisco
4 4 (7.84%) Citrix
5 2 (3.92%) NetApp
5 2 (3.92%) HP
5 2 (3.92%) Apple
5 2 (3.92%) CheckPoint
5 2 (3.92%) Symantec
5 2 (3.92%) Sophos
5 2 (3.92%) F5
5 2 (3.92%) Fortinet
5 2 (3.92%) Infor
6 1 (1.96%) Kaspersky
6 1 (1.96%) Kaseya
6 1 (1.96%) Novell