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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 17 12 8
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 25 31 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 8.62% 9.34% 10.21%
As % of the System Software category 56.82% 77.50% 88.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 19 7
Median daily rate £263 £260 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.96% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £130 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £505 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £263
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Median hourly rate £18.25 £20.00 £13.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% +47.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £20.00 £9.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.65 £20.00 £17.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +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
44 40 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 15.17% 12.05% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 25 10
Median daily rate £323 £250 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £135 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £520 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Median hourly rate £18.25 £16.50 £13.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.60% +21.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £16.50 £9.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.65 £18.95 £17.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £16.83 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+9.95% +8.54%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 55 (79.71%) Windows
2 37 (53.62%) Microsoft
3 27 (39.13%) Windows Server
4 24 (34.78%) VMware
5 23 (33.33%) MS Exchange
6 21 (30.43%) Windows 7
7 20 (28.99%) ITIL
8 19 (27.54%) MS Office
9 18 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
10 17 (24.64%) SharePoint
11 16 (23.19%) DNS
12 13 (18.84%) SQL
12 13 (18.84%) Exchange Server 2010
13 12 (17.39%) Hyper-V
14 11 (15.94%) Office 365
14 11 (15.94%) NetApp
15 10 (14.49%) Microsoft Certification
15 10 (14.49%) Windows XP
15 10 (14.49%) Incident Management
16 9 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
16 9 (13.04%) DHCP
16 9 (13.04%) SQL Server
17 8 (11.59%) IIS
17 8 (11.59%) Linux
17 8 (11.59%) VPN
17 8 (11.59%) Windows Server 2003
17 8 (11.59%) BizTalk Server
18 7 (10.14%) Security Cleared
18 7 (10.14%) Sophos
18 7 (10.14%) Citrix

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 23 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 17 (24.64%) SharePoint
3 13 (18.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (11.59%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (11.59%) IIS
5 6 (8.70%) IBM Notes
6 5 (7.25%) Apache
6 5 (7.25%) WordPress
7 4 (5.80%) Skype for Business
8 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (2.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 19 (27.54%) MS Office
2 4 (5.80%) Acrobat
3 2 (2.90%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Remedy AR System
2 3 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.94%) Office 365
2 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (23.19%) DNS
2 9 (13.04%) DHCP
3 8 (11.59%) VPN
4 7 (10.14%) TCP/IP
5 5 (7.25%) Internet
5 5 (7.25%) Intranet
5 5 (7.25%) WAN
6 4 (5.80%) PBX
7 3 (4.35%) ADSL
7 3 (4.35%) CTI
7 3 (4.35%) Firewall
7 3 (4.35%) FTP
7 3 (4.35%) ISDN
7 3 (4.35%) MPLS
7 3 (4.35%) MRTG
7 3 (4.35%) VLAN
7 3 (4.35%) VSAT
8 2 (2.90%) LAN
8 2 (2.90%) VoIP
9 1 (1.45%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 4 (5.80%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.35%) Billing
3 1 (1.45%) Finance
3 1 (1.45%) Publishing
3 1 (1.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (28.99%) Analyst
2 15 (21.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 14 (20.29%) Support Engineer
4 13 (18.84%) Support Analyst
5 10 (14.49%) 3rd Line Support
6 9 (13.04%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (13.04%) IT Support
7 8 (11.59%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 8 (11.59%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 8 (11.59%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 8 (11.59%) Administrator
7 8 (11.59%) Systems Administrator
7 8 (11.59%) Systems Analyst
7 8 (11.59%) Systems Support
7 8 (11.59%) Systems Support Analyst
7 8 (11.59%) Systems Support Engineer
7 8 (11.59%) Technical Analyst
8 7 (10.14%) Service Analyst
8 7 (10.14%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.45%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.70%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.35%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.45%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.45%) EPoS
3 1 (1.45%) FlexPod
3 1 (1.45%) NHS
3 1 (1.45%) Smartcard
3 1 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 55 (79.71%) Windows
2 27 (39.13%) Windows Server
3 21 (30.43%) Windows 7
4 18 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (14.49%) Windows XP
6 8 (11.59%) Linux
6 8 (11.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (8.70%) Windows 8
8 5 (7.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (5.80%) Windows 10
10 3 (4.35%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.45%) Android
11 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.45%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (28.99%) ITIL
2 10 (14.49%) Incident Management
3 9 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (8.70%) Change Management
4 6 (8.70%) Problem Management
4 6 (8.70%) Project Management
5 5 (7.25%) Mentoring
6 4 (5.80%) Change Control
6 4 (5.80%) Configuration Management
6 4 (5.80%) Patch Management
6 4 (5.80%) Release Management
7 3 (4.35%) CRM
7 3 (4.35%) High Availability
7 3 (4.35%) Software Distribution
8 2 (2.90%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (2.90%) Service Management
9 1 (1.45%) ITSM
9 1 (1.45%) Migration
9 1 (1.45%) Mobile Device Management
9 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.84%) SQL
2 6 (8.70%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (14.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (10.14%) Security Cleared
3 5 (7.25%) MCITP
3 5 (7.25%) MCSE
3 5 (7.25%) MCTS
4 4 (5.80%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (5.80%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (5.80%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.45%) Degree
5 1 (1.45%) LPIC
5 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.45%) VCP4
5 1 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.70%) SLA
2 5 (7.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (4.35%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.90%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (17.39%) Hyper-V
2 6 (8.70%) VMware ESX
2 6 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.45%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (1.45%) Samba
Systems Management
1 6 (8.70%) NetBackup
2 4 (5.80%) DameWare
3 2 (2.90%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.90%) SCCM
4 1 (1.45%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.45%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.45%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.45%) SCOM
4 1 (1.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 37 (53.62%) Microsoft
2 24 (34.78%) VMware
3 11 (15.94%) NetApp
4 7 (10.14%) Cisco
4 7 (10.14%) Citrix
4 7 (10.14%) Sophos
5 6 (8.70%) Lotus
6 5 (7.25%) Adobe
6 5 (7.25%) Oracle
6 5 (7.25%) PeopleSoft
6 5 (7.25%) Remedy
7 3 (4.35%) CheckPoint
7 3 (4.35%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.90%) Apple
8 2 (2.90%) EMC
8 2 (2.90%) Intel Security
9 1 (1.45%) Avaya
9 1 (1.45%) HP