The first table below looks at the demand for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 31 July 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 Oxfordshire 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 13 17 21
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 40 34 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 8.39% 6.88% 5.94%
As % of the System Software category 76.92% 54.84% 61.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 20 6
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£223 £325 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.53% +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £168 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £275 £280
% change year-on-year
-1.81% -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 10
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £13.35 £11.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £25.70 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -3.12%
System Software Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
52 62 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 10.90% 12.55% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 44 15
Average daily rate £290 £351 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.43% +4.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £183 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £405 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 11
Average hourly rate £13.67 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.39% -15.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +2.94%
Active Directory
South East

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Active Directory across the Oxfordshire region.

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Oxfordshire region.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +11 19 £325 +91.17% 6
Abingdon -5 1 £235 +62.06% 2
Banbury - - - -
Kidlington - - - - 1
Thame - - - -
Witney - - - -
Active Directory
South East

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 69 (89.61%) Windows
2 44 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 38 (49.35%) MS Office
4 35 (45.45%) Microsoft
5 28 (36.36%) Windows 8
6 26 (33.77%) MS Excel
7 21 (27.27%) Windows XP
8 17 (22.08%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (20.78%) VMware
9 16 (20.78%) MS Exchange
10 13 (16.88%) SCCM
11 12 (15.58%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
13 10 (12.99%) Cisco
14 8 (10.39%) LAN
14 8 (10.39%) Exchange Server 2007
15 7 (9.09%) DNS
15 7 (9.09%) SharePoint
15 7 (9.09%) ITIL
16 6 (7.79%) WAN
16 6 (7.79%) SAN
17 5 (6.49%) PowerShell
17 5 (6.49%) Firewall
17 5 (6.49%) DHCP
17 5 (6.49%) Windows Server 2012
17 5 (6.49%) Office 365
18 4 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2010
18 4 (5.19%) HP
18 4 (5.19%) SQL Server
18 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 16 (20.78%) MS Exchange
2 11 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (10.39%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (9.09%) SharePoint
5 4 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (1.30%) IIS
7 1 (1.30%) Lync
7 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 38 (49.35%) MS Office
2 26 (33.77%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.49%) Office 365
2 1 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.30%) SaaS
2 1 (1.30%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.39%) LAN
2 7 (9.09%) DNS
3 6 (7.79%) SAN
3 6 (7.79%) WAN
4 5 (6.49%) DHCP
4 5 (6.49%) Firewall
5 3 (3.90%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.60%) VPN
6 2 (2.60%) LDAP
6 2 (2.60%) ADSL
6 2 (2.60%) MPLS
6 2 (2.60%) NAS
6 2 (2.60%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (1.30%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.30%) Wireless
7 1 (1.30%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.30%) Network Security
7 1 (1.30%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.30%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.19%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (2.60%) Finance
2 1 (1.30%) Military
2 1 (1.30%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (29.87%) Support Engineer
2 20 (25.97%) Analyst
3 15 (19.48%) Support Analyst
4 14 (18.18%) Desktop Support
5 10 (12.99%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (10.39%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (7.79%) IT Support
8 5 (6.49%) IT Support Analyst
8 5 (6.49%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (5.19%) Desktop Analyst
9 4 (5.19%) Service Analyst
9 4 (5.19%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (5.19%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 3 (3.90%) Administrator
10 3 (3.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (3.90%) Desktop Engineer
10 3 (3.90%) Senior Support Engineer
11 2 (2.60%) Active Directory Consultant
11 2 (2.60%) Senior Support Analyst
11 2 (2.60%) IT Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.19%) Blackberry
1 4 (5.19%) iPhone
2 2 (2.60%) NHS
2 2 (2.60%) Replication
3 1 (1.30%) Clustering
3 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.30%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 69 (89.61%) Windows
2 44 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 28 (36.36%) Windows 8
4 21 (27.27%) Windows XP
5 17 (22.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (15.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (6.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.60%) Linux
8 2 (2.60%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.30%) AIX
9 1 (1.30%) SUSE
9 1 (1.30%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.30%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.30%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.30%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (9.09%) ITIL
2 2 (2.60%) Load Balancing
2 2 (2.60%) Problem Management
2 2 (2.60%) Analytics
3 1 (1.30%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (1.30%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (1.30%) Migration
3 1 (1.30%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.49%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.90%) VB
3 2 (2.60%) SQL
4 1 (1.30%) VBScript
4 1 (1.30%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (5.19%) Degree
2 3 (3.90%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (2.60%) OCA
3 2 (2.60%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (2.60%) CCNP
3 2 (2.60%) CCNA
4 1 (1.30%) CCA
4 1 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.30%) MCITP
4 1 (1.30%) MCSE
4 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.30%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.60%) SLA
2 1 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (5.19%) Hyper-V
2 3 (3.90%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.60%) XenApp
4 1 (1.30%) vSphere
4 1 (1.30%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 13 (16.88%) SCCM
2 4 (5.19%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.60%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.60%) MIIS
3 2 (2.60%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.30%) SCOM
Vendors
1 35 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 16 (20.78%) VMware
3 10 (12.99%) Cisco
4 4 (5.19%) HP
5 3 (3.90%) Citrix
5 3 (3.90%) Avaya
5 3 (3.90%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.60%) Fortinet
6 2 (2.60%) Infor
6 2 (2.60%) F5
6 2 (2.60%) Dell
6 2 (2.60%) Apple
7 1 (1.30%) NetApp
7 1 (1.30%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.30%) Google
7 1 (1.30%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.30%) Symantec
7 1 (1.30%) Remedy
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