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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 19 11 16
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 32 34 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 8.99% 11.64% 8.45%
As % of the System Software category 57.14% 64.15% 86.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 30 16
Median daily rate £225 £275 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £130 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £410 £348
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £294
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 7
Median hourly rate £14.88 £15.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.03% +19.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.18 £15.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.01 £15.50 £19.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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
56 53 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 15.73% 18.15% 9.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 49 19
Median daily rate £350 £275 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £156 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £340
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +2.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 7
Median hourly rate £14.88 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.03% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.18 £15.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.01 £15.50 £19.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 50 (79.37%) Windows
2 37 (58.73%) Microsoft
3 33 (52.38%) DNS
3 33 (52.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 33 (52.38%) Windows Server
4 27 (42.86%) SCCM
5 25 (39.68%) DHCP
6 24 (38.10%) SCOM
6 24 (38.10%) Hyper-V
7 22 (34.92%) VMware
8 18 (28.57%) PowerShell
8 18 (28.57%) Office 365
9 17 (26.98%) Microsoft Azure
10 16 (25.40%) Microsoft App-V
10 16 (25.40%) ITIL
11 15 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
12 14 (22.22%) Windows 7
13 13 (20.63%) BYOD
13 13 (20.63%) MS Exchange
14 12 (19.05%) NetApp
14 12 (19.05%) Mac OS X
14 12 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
14 12 (19.05%) Problem Management
14 12 (19.05%) Service Design
15 11 (17.46%) Patch Management
15 11 (17.46%) Migration
15 11 (17.46%) MS Excel
16 10 (15.87%) LDAP
16 10 (15.87%) Kerberos
16 10 (15.87%) 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 13 (20.63%) MS Exchange
2 8 (12.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.35%) Skype for Business
4 3 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (4.76%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.59%) Drupal
5 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (17.46%) MS Excel
2 6 (9.52%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 18 (28.57%) Office 365
2 17 (26.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (52.38%) DNS
2 25 (39.68%) DHCP
3 10 (15.87%) Kerberos
3 10 (15.87%) LDAP
4 4 (6.35%) Firewall
4 4 (6.35%) Skype
4 4 (6.35%) WAN
5 3 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (4.76%) LAN
5 3 (4.76%) SAN
6 2 (3.17%) IP Telephony
6 2 (3.17%) VPN
7 1 (1.59%) IPv4
7 1 (1.59%) NAS
7 1 (1.59%) Network Security
7 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.70%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.76%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.59%) DB2
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 5 (7.94%) Back Office
2 3 (4.76%) Finance
2 3 (4.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (15.87%) Support Engineer
2 9 (14.29%) Analyst
3 8 (12.70%) Designer
3 8 (12.70%) Solutions Designer
4 6 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (9.52%) Windows Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Administrator
5 5 (7.94%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (7.94%) Server Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) Network Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Service Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Support Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (6.35%) Windows Server Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.76%) Web Services
2 1 (1.59%) Java EE
2 1 (1.59%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.63%) BYOD
2 9 (14.29%) PKI
3 8 (12.70%) Management Information System
4 5 (7.94%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.59%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.59%) Clustering
5 1 (1.59%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 50 (79.37%) Windows
2 33 (52.38%) Windows Server
2 33 (52.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 12 (19.05%) Mac OS X
4 12 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (9.52%) Windows 10
7 5 (7.94%) Mac OS
8 4 (6.35%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.17%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.59%) Linux
10 1 (1.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.40%) ITIL
2 12 (19.05%) Problem Management
2 12 (19.05%) Service Design
3 11 (17.46%) Migration
3 11 (17.46%) Patch Management
4 9 (14.29%) Email Filtering
4 9 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
4 9 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
5 5 (7.94%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (6.35%) Application Virtualisation
7 3 (4.76%) Compatibility Testing
8 2 (3.17%) Change Management
8 2 (3.17%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (3.17%) Incident Management
8 2 (3.17%) Project Management
8 2 (3.17%) Time Management
9 1 (1.59%) Data Protection
9 1 (1.59%) Release Management
9 1 (1.59%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (1.59%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 7 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (1.59%) C
3 1 (1.59%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (12.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (9.52%) MCSE
3 4 (6.35%) CCNA
3 4 (6.35%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.76%) CCNP
5 2 (3.17%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.59%) Degree
6 1 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.17%) SLA
2 1 (1.59%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 24 (38.10%) Hyper-V
2 16 (25.40%) Microsoft App-V
3 9 (14.29%) Virtual Desktop
4 7 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (11.11%) vSphere
5 6 (9.52%) XenApp
6 5 (7.94%) XenDesktop
7 2 (3.17%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.59%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (1.59%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 27 (42.86%) SCCM
2 24 (38.10%) SCOM
3 9 (14.29%) NetBackup
4 3 (4.76%) AppDNA
4 3 (4.76%) EdgeSight
5 1 (1.59%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 37 (58.73%) Microsoft
2 22 (34.92%) VMware
3 12 (19.05%) NetApp
4 10 (15.87%) Citrix
5 7 (11.11%) Dell
6 5 (7.94%) Cisco
7 4 (6.35%) Veritas
8 2 (3.17%) Sophos
9 1 (1.59%) Oracle
9 1 (1.59%) SAP
9 1 (1.59%) Symantec
9 1 (1.59%) Veeam