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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 11 19 13
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -6
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 23 11 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 8.85% 5.50% 7.59%
As % of the System Software category 92.00% 68.75% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 8
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£260 £206 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.06% +21.32%
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £275 £287
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Average hourly rate £17.00 £25.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.00% +150.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £25.00 £9.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £25.00 £16.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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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
25 16 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 9.62% 8.00% 11.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 16
Average daily rate £260 £213 £299
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.35% -28.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +51.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.45%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 39 (84.78%) Windows
2 20 (43.48%) Microsoft
3 19 (41.30%) Windows 7
4 18 (39.13%) MS Office
5 17 (36.96%) Windows 8
6 16 (34.78%) MS Excel
7 15 (32.61%) MS Exchange
8 14 (30.43%) Windows XP
8 14 (30.43%) VMware
9 12 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2003
10 8 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (15.22%) SAN
11 7 (15.22%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (13.04%) DHCP
12 6 (13.04%) DNS
13 5 (10.87%) Blackberry
13 5 (10.87%) Backup Exec
13 5 (10.87%) Cisco
14 4 (8.70%) Hyper-V
14 4 (8.70%) NAS
14 4 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
14 4 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
14 4 (8.70%) HP
14 4 (8.70%) Firewall
15 3 (6.52%) NetBackup
15 3 (6.52%) CheckPoint
15 3 (6.52%) Citrix
15 3 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
15 3 (6.52%) LAN

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (32.61%) MS Exchange
2 12 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (4.35%) Lync
5 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.17%) IIS
6 1 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 18 (39.13%) MS Office
2 16 (34.78%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.17%) Google Apps
1 1 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.22%) SAN
2 6 (13.04%) DHCP
2 6 (13.04%) DNS
3 4 (8.70%) NAS
3 4 (8.70%) Firewall
4 3 (6.52%) LAN
4 3 (6.52%) WAN
5 2 (4.35%) ADSL
5 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.35%) MPLS
5 2 (4.35%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (2.17%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (2.17%) Wireless
6 1 (2.17%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (2.17%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.17%) SMTP
6 1 (2.17%) VoIP
General
1 1 (2.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 18 (39.13%) Support Engineer
2 7 (15.22%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (13.04%) Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) Desktop Support
4 5 (10.87%) Support Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (10.87%) Senior Support Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) IT Support
5 3 (6.52%) IT Support Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Server Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Service Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Administrator
6 2 (4.35%) Network Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Windows Server Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Messaging Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.17%) Clustering
2 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 39 (84.78%) Windows
2 19 (41.30%) Windows 7
3 17 (36.96%) Windows 8
4 14 (30.43%) Windows XP
5 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (15.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (4.35%) Apple iOS
7 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.35%) Android
8 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.17%) SUSE
8 1 (2.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (6.52%) ITIL
2 2 (4.35%) Migration
2 2 (4.35%) Load Balancing
2 2 (4.35%) Problem Management
3 1 (2.17%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (2.17%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2
3 1 (2.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.52%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.35%) SQL
3 1 (2.17%) VBScript
3 1 (2.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
1 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.35%) CCNA
3 1 (2.17%) CCNP
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.17%) Degree
3 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 4 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (8.70%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.35%) XenApp
2 2 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.17%) vCloud
3 1 (2.17%) Terminal Server
3 1 (2.17%) VMware Server
3 1 (2.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) Backup Exec
2 3 (6.52%) NetBackup
3 2 (4.35%) SCCM
3 2 (4.35%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.17%) SCDPM
4 1 (2.17%) SCOM
4 1 (2.17%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 20 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 14 (30.43%) VMware
3 5 (10.87%) Cisco
4 4 (8.70%) HP
5 3 (6.52%) CheckPoint
5 3 (6.52%) Citrix
5 3 (6.52%) Infor
6 2 (4.35%) F5
6 2 (4.35%) Fortinet
6 2 (4.35%) NetApp
6 2 (4.35%) Dell
7 1 (2.17%) Symantec
7 1 (2.17%) Sophos
7 1 (2.17%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.17%) Apple
7 1 (2.17%) Google