The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 17 18 23
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 41 35 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 8.09% 6.93% 5.79%
As % of the System Software category 75.93% 62.50% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 6
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£220 £325 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.30% +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £170 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £275 £288
% change year-on-year
- -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 10
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.35 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.34% -2.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.35 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £25.70 £16.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.13
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -0.82%
Active Directory
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region.

System Software Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
54 56 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 10.65% 11.09% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 36 16
Average daily rate £290 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £199 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 11
Average hourly rate £19.00 £14.43 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.71% -12.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £13.35 £10.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £41.25 £16.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.71
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +4.72%

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 20 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram 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 20 August 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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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 +8 16 £325 +91.17% 11
Kidlington 0 1 - - 2
Abingdon -5 1 £235 +62.06%
Banbury - - - -
Henley-on-Thames - - - -
Thame - - - -
Wallingford - - - - 1
Active Directory
South East

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 74 (92.50%) Windows
2 43 (53.75%) Windows 7
3 37 (46.25%) Microsoft
4 36 (45.00%) MS Office
5 27 (33.75%) Windows 8
6 26 (32.50%) MS Excel
7 21 (26.25%) Windows XP
8 20 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (23.75%) MS Exchange
10 18 (22.50%) VMware
11 15 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (16.25%) SCCM
12 13 (16.25%) Exchange Server 2003
13 12 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2007
13 12 (15.00%) Cisco
14 8 (10.00%) LAN
14 8 (10.00%) ITIL
14 8 (10.00%) SAN
15 7 (8.75%) DNS
15 7 (8.75%) Exchange Server 2010
16 6 (7.50%) Hyper-V
16 6 (7.50%) WAN
16 6 (7.50%) SharePoint
16 6 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
16 6 (7.50%) Blackberry
17 5 (6.25%) Citrix
17 5 (6.25%) DHCP
17 5 (6.25%) Firewall
17 5 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
17 5 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 19 (23.75%) MS Exchange
2 13 (16.25%) Exchange Server 2003
3 12 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (8.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (7.50%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.50%) Lync
6 2 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.25%) IIS
7 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 36 (45.00%) MS Office
2 26 (32.50%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.25%) Office 365
2 1 (1.25%) Google Apps
2 1 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.00%) LAN
1 8 (10.00%) SAN
2 7 (8.75%) DNS
3 6 (7.50%) WAN
4 5 (6.25%) DHCP
4 5 (6.25%) Firewall
5 4 (5.00%) NAS
6 2 (2.50%) Structured Cabling
6 2 (2.50%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.50%) VPN
6 2 (2.50%) ADSL
6 2 (2.50%) LDAP
6 2 (2.50%) MPLS
7 1 (1.25%) VoIP
7 1 (1.25%) SMTP
7 1 (1.25%) Wireless
7 1 (1.25%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.25%) Network Security
7 1 (1.25%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.25%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (2.50%) Finance
1 2 (2.50%) Military
2 1 (1.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (28.75%) Support Engineer
2 22 (27.50%) Analyst
3 15 (18.75%) Support Analyst
4 13 (16.25%) Desktop Support
5 12 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (11.25%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (6.25%) Service Analyst
7 5 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) IT Support
8 4 (5.00%) Senior Support Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Desktop Analyst
8 4 (5.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 4 (5.00%) Consultant
9 3 (3.75%) Network Engineer
9 3 (3.75%) Server Engineer
9 3 (3.75%) IT Support Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) Administrator
9 3 (3.75%) Help Desk Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.50%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.00%) iPhone
3 2 (2.50%) Replication
3 2 (2.50%) NHS
4 1 (1.25%) Clustering
4 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.25%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 74 (92.50%) Windows
2 43 (53.75%) Windows 7
3 27 (33.75%) Windows 8
4 21 (26.25%) Windows XP
5 20 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.50%) Linux
8 2 (2.50%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.25%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.25%) AIX
9 1 (1.25%) UNIX
9 1 (1.25%) SUSE
9 1 (1.25%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (10.00%) ITIL
2 2 (2.50%) Analytics
2 2 (2.50%) Load Balancing
2 2 (2.50%) Problem Management
2 2 (2.50%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (1.25%) Migration
3 1 (1.25%) Service Management
3 1 (1.25%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (1.25%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.75%) SQL
3 2 (2.50%) VB
4 1 (1.25%) C
4 1 (1.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.75%) CCNA
3 3 (3.75%) Degree
4 2 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (2.50%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.50%) CCNP
4 2 (2.50%) MCSE
4 2 (2.50%) OCA
4 2 (2.50%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.25%) CCA
5 1 (1.25%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.25%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.25%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.25%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (7.50%) Hyper-V
2 5 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.75%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.50%) XenApp
4 2 (2.50%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.25%) vCloud
5 1 (1.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (16.25%) SCCM
2 4 (5.00%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.50%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.50%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.50%) MIIS
4 1 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.25%) SCOM
4 1 (1.25%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 37 (46.25%) Microsoft
2 18 (22.50%) VMware
3 12 (15.00%) Cisco
4 5 (6.25%) Citrix
5 4 (5.00%) HP
6 3 (3.75%) CheckPoint
6 3 (3.75%) Avaya
7 2 (2.50%) F5
7 2 (2.50%) Fortinet
7 2 (2.50%) Infor
7 2 (2.50%) Dell
7 2 (2.50%) Apple
7 2 (2.50%) Symantec
7 2 (2.50%) Remedy
8 1 (1.25%) Sophos
8 1 (1.25%) Bloomberg
8 1 (1.25%) NetApp
8 1 (1.25%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.25%) Google
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Pioneer Search
Rate: £23000.00 - £29000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
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Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £18 to £20 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Kidlington
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £13 - £13.70 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £20.00 - £25.00 per hour
Posted: 15 days ago