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 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 16 12 10
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 45 62 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 8.43% 9.66% 10.77%
As % of the System Software category 60.00% 78.48% 83.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 33 16
Average daily rate £300 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £188 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 13
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.30% +11.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £9.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £20.10 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -5.08%
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
75 79 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 14.04% 12.31% 12.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 41 19
Average daily rate £388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £284 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 17
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £13.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.01% +8.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £18.15 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +1 37 £265 -35.75% 4
Banbury 0 1 £388 - 2
Active Directory
South East

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 96 (84.21%) Windows
2 64 (56.14%) Microsoft
3 43 (37.72%) Windows Server
4 33 (28.95%) Windows 7
5 31 (27.19%) VMware
6 27 (23.68%) DHCP
7 26 (22.81%) MS Exchange
8 24 (21.05%) DNS
9 23 (20.18%) ITIL
9 23 (20.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 21 (18.42%) Security Cleared
11 20 (17.54%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (16.67%) Hyper-V
12 19 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
12 19 (16.67%) SharePoint
13 17 (14.91%) Windows XP
13 17 (14.91%) SQL Server
13 17 (14.91%) Citrix
13 17 (14.91%) SC Cleared
14 15 (13.16%) CheckPoint
14 15 (13.16%) TCP/IP
14 15 (13.16%) VPN
15 14 (12.28%) SQL
15 14 (12.28%) Release Management
15 14 (12.28%) VMware Infrastructure
16 13 (11.40%) Office 365
16 13 (11.40%) SCCM
16 13 (11.40%) MS Office
16 13 (11.40%) Internet
16 13 (11.40%) WAN

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 26 (22.81%) MS Exchange
2 19 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 12 (10.53%) IBM Notes
4 8 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (7.02%) IIS
5 7 (6.14%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (6.14%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (5.26%) Apache
7 2 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.75%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.75%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 13 (11.40%) MS Office
2 10 (8.77%) Acrobat
2 10 (8.77%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.51%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 10 (8.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.75%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (11.40%) Office 365
2 9 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (23.68%) DHCP
2 24 (21.05%) DNS
3 15 (13.16%) TCP/IP
3 15 (13.16%) VPN
4 13 (11.40%) Internet
4 13 (11.40%) WAN
5 7 (6.14%) LAN
6 6 (5.26%) PBX
7 5 (4.39%) Firewall
8 3 (2.63%) ADSL
8 3 (2.63%) Asterisk PBX
8 3 (2.63%) CTI
8 3 (2.63%) FTP
8 3 (2.63%) ISDN
8 3 (2.63%) MPLS
8 3 (2.63%) MRTG
8 3 (2.63%) SAN
8 3 (2.63%) VLAN
8 3 (2.63%) VSAT
9 2 (1.75%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.91%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.14%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (4.39%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.88%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (7.02%) Finance
2 4 (3.51%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.63%) Billing
4 2 (1.75%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 33 (28.95%) Support Engineer
2 27 (23.68%) Analyst
3 17 (14.91%) Desktop Support
4 16 (14.04%) Technical Analyst
5 15 (13.16%) Desktop Engineer
5 15 (13.16%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 13 (11.40%) 2nd Line Support
7 12 (10.53%) Network Engineer
8 11 (9.65%) Network Support
9 10 (8.77%) Network Support Engineer
9 10 (8.77%) Support Analyst
10 9 (7.89%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 9 (7.89%) Architect
10 9 (7.89%) Service Analyst
10 9 (7.89%) Service Desk Analyst
11 8 (7.02%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 8 (7.02%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 8 (7.02%) Technical Services Analyst
11 8 (7.02%) Windows Engineer
12 7 (6.14%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.63%) .NET
1 3 (2.63%) Web Services
2 2 (1.75%) Middleware
2 2 (1.75%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.65%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.14%) Client/Server
3 4 (3.51%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.63%) NHS
5 2 (1.75%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.88%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.88%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.88%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.88%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.88%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 96 (84.21%) Windows
2 43 (37.72%) Windows Server
3 33 (28.95%) Windows 7
4 23 (20.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (17.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (14.91%) Windows XP
8 10 (8.77%) Windows 8
9 6 (5.26%) Mac OS X
10 5 (4.39%) Linux
11 3 (2.63%) Windows 10
12 2 (1.75%) Android
12 2 (1.75%) CentOS
12 2 (1.75%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.75%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.88%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (20.18%) ITIL
2 14 (12.28%) Release Management
3 11 (9.65%) Change Control
3 11 (9.65%) Incident Management
4 10 (8.77%) CRM
4 10 (8.77%) Migration
5 8 (7.02%) Software Distribution
6 7 (6.14%) High Availability
7 5 (4.39%) Configuration Management
7 5 (4.39%) PRINCE2
8 4 (3.51%) Mentoring
8 4 (3.51%) Project Management
9 3 (2.63%) Data Migration
9 3 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (2.63%) ITSM
9 3 (2.63%) Server Building
9 3 (2.63%) Service Management
10 2 (1.75%) Mobile Device Management
10 2 (1.75%) Network Design
10 2 (1.75%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (12.28%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (18.42%) Security Cleared
2 17 (14.91%) SC Cleared
3 10 (8.77%) ITIL Certification
4 9 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (5.26%) CCNA
5 6 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.51%) MCSA
6 4 (3.51%) MCSE
7 3 (2.63%) APMP
7 3 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.88%) Degree
8 1 (0.88%) LPIC
8 1 (0.88%) MCP
8 1 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.63%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.63%) SLA
3 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 14 (12.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (7.89%) XenApp
4 7 (6.14%) vSphere
5 4 (3.51%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (2.63%) Samba
6 3 (2.63%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.88%) vCloud
7 1 (0.88%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.88%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (11.40%) SCCM
2 10 (8.77%) DameWare
3 5 (4.39%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (4.39%) SCOM
4 3 (2.63%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.63%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.75%) Puppet
6 1 (0.88%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.88%) Nagios
6 1 (0.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 64 (56.14%) Microsoft
2 31 (27.19%) VMware
3 17 (14.91%) Citrix
4 15 (13.16%) CheckPoint
5 12 (10.53%) Cisco
5 12 (10.53%) Lotus
6 11 (9.65%) Adobe
6 11 (9.65%) Apple
6 11 (9.65%) PeopleSoft
7 10 (8.77%) Acronis
8 9 (7.89%) Lumension
9 5 (4.39%) Sophos
10 4 (3.51%) AppSense
10 4 (3.51%) Remedy
11 3 (2.63%) Dell
11 3 (2.63%) HP
11 3 (2.63%) SolarWinds
12 2 (1.75%) Intel Security
12 2 (1.75%) ServiceNow
12 2 (1.75%) Symantec
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