The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Oxford region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 12 21 23
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 19 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 8.80% 2.87% 4.55%
As % of the System Software category 82.61% 27.27% 56.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 3
Average daily rate
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£325 £170 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+91.17% -39.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £170 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £174 £296
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £275 £280
% change year-on-year
- -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £8.25 - £15.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.05 - £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.45 - £16.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -3.12%
System Software Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
23 22 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 10.65% 10.53% 8.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 19 9
Average daily rate £325 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £170 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £392 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Average hourly rate £8.50 - £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.10 - £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.16 - £19.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +2.94%
Active Directory
Oxfordshire

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 36 (90.00%) Windows
2 24 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 21 (52.50%) MS Office
4 20 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 18 (45.00%) MS Excel
5 18 (45.00%) Windows 8
6 12 (30.00%) Windows XP
7 10 (25.00%) MS Exchange
7 10 (25.00%) VMware
8 9 (22.50%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (12.50%) SAN
10 5 (12.50%) DHCP
10 5 (12.50%) DNS
10 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (10.00%) Firewall
11 4 (10.00%) Cisco
12 3 (7.50%) HP
12 3 (7.50%) SharePoint
12 3 (7.50%) LAN
12 3 (7.50%) WAN
12 3 (7.50%) Backup Exec
12 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
12 3 (7.50%) PowerShell
12 3 (7.50%) CheckPoint
12 3 (7.50%) Hyper-V
12 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
13 2 (5.00%) Structured Cabling

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 10 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (22.50%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (7.50%) SharePoint
4 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.50%) IIS
5 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (2.50%) Lync
5 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 21 (52.50%) MS Office
2 18 (45.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Google Apps
1 1 (2.50%) Office 365
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) SAN
1 5 (12.50%) DHCP
1 5 (12.50%) DNS
2 4 (10.00%) Firewall
3 3 (7.50%) LAN
3 3 (7.50%) WAN
4 2 (5.00%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (5.00%) NAS
4 2 (5.00%) ADSL
4 2 (5.00%) MPLS
5 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.50%) SMTP
5 1 (2.50%) VoIP
5 1 (2.50%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.50%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (2.50%) Fibre Channel
Job Titles
1 16 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 6 (15.00%) Desktop Support
3 5 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (10.00%) Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) IT Support
6 2 (5.00%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Server Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Support Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Administrator
6 2 (5.00%) Service Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Technical Support
7 1 (2.50%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (2.50%) Network Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Server Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.50%) NHS
2 1 (2.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 36 (90.00%) Windows
2 24 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 18 (45.00%) Windows 8
4 12 (30.00%) Windows XP
5 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.50%) Linux
8 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.50%) SUSE
8 1 (2.50%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (5.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (5.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (2.50%) ITIL
2 1 (2.50%) Migration
2 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.50%) SQL
2 1 (2.50%) VBScript
2 1 (2.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.50%) CCNP
2 1 (2.50%) CCNA
2 1 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (2.50%) Degree
2 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (7.50%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.00%) XenApp
2 2 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.50%) vCloud
3 1 (2.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) Backup Exec
2 2 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (5.00%) SCCM
2 2 (5.00%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (25.00%) VMware
3 4 (10.00%) Cisco
4 3 (7.50%) HP
4 3 (7.50%) CheckPoint
5 2 (5.00%) F5
5 2 (5.00%) Infor
5 2 (5.00%) Fortinet
5 2 (5.00%) Dell
5 2 (5.00%) Citrix
6 1 (2.50%) NetApp
6 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.50%) Apple
6 1 (2.50%) Google
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