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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 7 14 13
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 45 31 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 15.57% 8.47% 8.62%
As % of the System Software category 69.23% 68.89% 78.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 19 7
Average daily rate £215 £400 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.25% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £180 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 3
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% -16.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -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
65 45 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 22.49% 12.30% 10.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 24 10
Average daily rate £300 £413 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +14.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £275 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
- +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 3
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.75 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.93% -14.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 8 February 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 8 February 2016, 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 66 (83.54%) Windows
2 45 (56.96%) Microsoft
3 27 (34.18%) Windows Server
4 25 (31.65%) Windows 7
5 20 (25.32%) MS Exchange
6 19 (24.05%) ITIL
7 17 (21.52%) VMware
7 17 (21.52%) Security Cleared
8 16 (20.25%) Windows XP
8 16 (20.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (17.72%) DHCP
9 14 (17.72%) VPN
10 13 (16.46%) CheckPoint
10 13 (16.46%) SC Cleared
10 13 (16.46%) Release Management
11 12 (15.19%) DNS
11 12 (15.19%) SharePoint
11 12 (15.19%) SQL Server
12 11 (13.92%) PeopleSoft
12 11 (13.92%) IBM Notes
12 11 (13.92%) TCP/IP
12 11 (13.92%) Adobe
12 11 (13.92%) Lotus
13 10 (12.66%) DameWare
13 10 (12.66%) Acrobat
13 10 (12.66%) Internet
13 10 (12.66%) Incident Management
13 10 (12.66%) Change Control
14 9 (11.39%) Acronis
14 9 (11.39%) Hyper-V

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 20 (25.32%) MS Exchange
2 12 (15.19%) SharePoint
3 11 (13.92%) IBM Notes
4 7 (8.86%) IIS
5 6 (7.59%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (6.33%) Apache
6 5 (6.33%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (5.06%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (2.53%) Tomcat
9 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (1.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (12.66%) Acrobat
2 8 (10.13%) MS Office
3 4 (5.06%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 8 (10.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.53%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.86%) Office 365
2 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (17.72%) DHCP
1 14 (17.72%) VPN
2 12 (15.19%) DNS
3 11 (13.92%) TCP/IP
4 10 (12.66%) Internet
5 8 (10.13%) WAN
6 6 (7.59%) PBX
7 5 (6.33%) LAN
8 3 (3.80%) ADSL
8 3 (3.80%) Asterisk PBX
8 3 (3.80%) CTI
8 3 (3.80%) Firewall
8 3 (3.80%) FTP
8 3 (3.80%) ISDN
8 3 (3.80%) MPLS
8 3 (3.80%) MRTG
8 3 (3.80%) VLAN
8 3 (3.80%) VSAT
9 2 (2.53%) SAN
10 1 (1.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.19%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (3.80%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (3.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (1.27%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (3.80%) Billing
1 3 (3.80%) Finance
1 3 (3.80%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (27.85%) Support Engineer
2 20 (25.32%) Analyst
3 13 (16.46%) Desktop Support
4 11 (13.92%) Desktop Engineer
4 11 (13.92%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 11 (13.92%) Technical Analyst
5 10 (12.66%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (11.39%) Network Engineer
6 9 (11.39%) Service Analyst
6 9 (11.39%) Service Desk Analyst
7 8 (10.13%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 8 (10.13%) Network Support
8 7 (8.86%) 3rd Line Support
8 7 (8.86%) Network Support Engineer
8 7 (8.86%) Systems Engineer
8 7 (8.86%) Technical Services Analyst
9 6 (7.59%) Architect
9 6 (7.59%) IT Support
10 5 (6.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
10 5 (6.33%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.80%) .NET
1 3 (3.80%) Web Services
2 2 (2.53%) Middleware
2 2 (2.53%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.86%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.06%) NHS
3 3 (3.80%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.80%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.80%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.53%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.27%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.27%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.27%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 66 (83.54%) Windows
2 27 (34.18%) Windows Server
3 25 (31.65%) Windows 7
4 16 (20.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (20.25%) Windows XP
5 8 (10.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (8.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (5.06%) Linux
7 4 (5.06%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.80%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.53%) Android
9 2 (2.53%) CentOS
9 2 (2.53%) Ubuntu
9 2 (2.53%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.27%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.05%) ITIL
2 13 (16.46%) Release Management
3 10 (12.66%) Change Control
3 10 (12.66%) Incident Management
4 8 (10.13%) CRM
4 8 (10.13%) Software Distribution
5 6 (7.59%) Migration
6 5 (6.33%) Configuration Management
6 5 (6.33%) High Availability
7 4 (5.06%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (3.80%) Data Migration
8 3 (3.80%) ITSM
8 3 (3.80%) Mentoring
9 2 (2.53%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (2.53%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (2.53%) PRINCE2
9 2 (2.53%) Project Management
9 2 (2.53%) Service Management
9 2 (2.53%) Ticket Management
9 2 (2.53%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (21.52%) Security Cleared
2 13 (16.46%) SC Cleared
3 9 (11.39%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (2.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.27%) CCNA
5 1 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.27%) Degree
5 1 (1.27%) LPIC
5 1 (1.27%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (3.80%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.53%) SLA
4 1 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (11.39%) Hyper-V
2 7 (8.86%) vSphere
3 6 (7.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (6.33%) XenApp
5 4 (5.06%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (3.80%) Samba
7 2 (2.53%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.27%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (12.66%) DameWare
2 8 (10.13%) SCCM
3 4 (5.06%) SCOM
4 3 (3.80%) Backup Exec
4 3 (3.80%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (3.80%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.53%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (2.53%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (2.53%) Puppet
6 1 (1.27%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.27%) Nagios
6 1 (1.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (56.96%) Microsoft
2 17 (21.52%) VMware
3 13 (16.46%) CheckPoint
4 11 (13.92%) Adobe
4 11 (13.92%) Lotus
4 11 (13.92%) PeopleSoft
5 9 (11.39%) Acronis
5 9 (11.39%) Cisco
6 8 (10.13%) Citrix
6 8 (10.13%) Lumension
7 5 (6.33%) Apple
8 4 (5.06%) AppSense
8 4 (5.06%) Sophos
9 3 (3.80%) HP
9 3 (3.80%) Remedy
9 3 (3.80%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.53%) 3PAR
10 2 (2.53%) Dell
10 2 (2.53%) Intel Security
10 2 (2.53%) Veeam
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