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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 34 16 11
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 25 52 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 4.06% 9.63% 9.70%
As % of the System Software category 45.45% 67.53% 77.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 38 39
Median daily rate £225 £300 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -21.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £144 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 16
Median hourly rate £15.68 £14.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -1.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.63 £12.70 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.95 £15.85 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-5.17% +3.57%

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
55 77 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 8.93% 14.26% 12.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 55 48
Median daily rate £375 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £168 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 17
Median hourly rate £18.25 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.86% -3.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £12.90 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £39.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 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 24 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -21 10 £225 -22.41% 2
Abingdon - 3 £188 - 4
Banbury +6 1 £300 -22.58% 1
Bicester - 1 - -
Witney - 1 £250 - 1
Active Directory
South East

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 60 (78.95%) Windows
2 32 (42.11%) Microsoft
3 31 (40.79%) Windows Server
4 30 (39.47%) SCCM
5 26 (34.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (30.26%) DNS
7 21 (27.63%) VMware
7 21 (27.63%) Office 365
8 20 (26.32%) DHCP
9 19 (25.00%) Windows 7
10 18 (23.68%) SCOM
11 17 (22.37%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (22.37%) ITIL
12 15 (19.74%) Hyper-V
12 15 (19.74%) Windows 10
13 14 (18.42%) Microsoft Azure
13 14 (18.42%) Citrix
14 12 (15.79%) MS Office
14 12 (15.79%) MS Excel
14 12 (15.79%) PowerShell
15 11 (14.47%) Amazon AWS
15 11 (14.47%) Microsoft App-V
16 9 (11.84%) Migration
16 9 (11.84%) MS Exchange
16 9 (11.84%) SQL Server
16 9 (11.84%) SQL
16 9 (11.84%) Microsoft Certification
16 9 (11.84%) NetApp
16 9 (11.84%) Skype
17 8 (10.53%) BYOD

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 9 (11.84%) MS Exchange
2 7 (9.21%) Skype for Business
3 3 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.95%) IBM Notes
3 3 (3.95%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.32%) Apache
5 1 (1.32%) Drupal
5 1 (1.32%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (15.79%) MS Excel
1 12 (15.79%) MS Office
2 4 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 21 (27.63%) Office 365
2 14 (18.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (14.47%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.32%) IaaS
4 1 (1.32%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 23 (30.26%) DNS
2 20 (26.32%) DHCP
3 9 (11.84%) Skype
4 7 (9.21%) Firewall
5 5 (6.58%) WAN
6 4 (5.26%) Kerberos
6 4 (5.26%) LAN
6 4 (5.26%) LDAP
6 4 (5.26%) SAN
7 3 (3.95%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (3.95%) VPN
8 2 (2.63%) IP Telephony
9 1 (1.32%) 3G
9 1 (1.32%) Internet
9 1 (1.32%) IPv4
9 1 (1.32%) NAS
9 1 (1.32%) Network Security
9 1 (1.32%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.32%) VoIP
9 1 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.84%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.26%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.32%) Big Data
4 1 (1.32%) DB2
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.32%) MSI
General
1 5 (6.58%) Back Office
2 2 (2.63%) Finance
3 1 (1.32%) Advertising
3 1 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (18.42%) Support Engineer
2 11 (14.47%) Analyst
3 9 (11.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (10.53%) Service Analyst
4 8 (10.53%) Service Desk Analyst
4 8 (10.53%) Windows Engineer
5 7 (9.21%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (7.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 5 (6.58%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (6.58%) Citrix Engineer
7 5 (6.58%) IT Support
8 4 (5.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (5.26%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (5.26%) Server Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) Support Technician
9 3 (3.95%) Infrastructure Support
9 3 (3.95%) Senior Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.26%) Web Services
2 1 (1.32%) Java EE
2 1 (1.32%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.53%) BYOD
2 7 (9.21%) Management Information System
2 7 (9.21%) PKI
3 4 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.63%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.63%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.32%) Biotechnology
5 1 (1.32%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.32%) Clustering
5 1 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.32%) PMI
5 1 (1.32%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 60 (78.95%) Windows
2 31 (40.79%) Windows Server
3 26 (34.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 17 (22.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (19.74%) Windows 10
7 7 (9.21%) Mac OS
7 7 (9.21%) Mac OS X
7 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (5.26%) Apple iOS
9 3 (3.95%) Linux
9 3 (3.95%) Windows 8
10 2 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.32%) Unix
11 1 (1.32%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.37%) ITIL
2 9 (11.84%) Migration
3 7 (9.21%) Problem Management
3 7 (9.21%) Service Design
4 6 (7.89%) Mobile Device Management
5 5 (6.58%) Application Virtualisation
5 5 (6.58%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (5.26%) Compatibility Testing
6 4 (5.26%) Email Filtering
6 4 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (5.26%) Patch Management
7 3 (3.95%) Asset Management
7 3 (3.95%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (3.95%) Time Management
8 2 (2.63%) Business Continuity
8 2 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (2.63%) ITIL V3
8 2 (2.63%) Operations Management
8 2 (2.63%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.63%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.79%) PowerShell
2 9 (11.84%) SQL
3 1 (1.32%) C
3 1 (1.32%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (11.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (6.58%) MCSE
3 4 (5.26%) MCDST
4 3 (3.95%) A+ Certification
4 3 (3.95%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.32%) CCNA
5 1 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.32%) Degree
5 1 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.32%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.32%) PMP
5 1 (1.32%) RHCE
5 1 (1.32%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.89%) SLA
2 1 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (19.74%) Hyper-V
2 11 (14.47%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (10.53%) vSphere
3 8 (10.53%) XenApp
4 7 (9.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (7.89%) Virtual Desktop
5 6 (7.89%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.32%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.32%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 30 (39.47%) SCCM
2 18 (23.68%) SCOM
3 8 (10.53%) NetBackup
4 4 (5.26%) AppDNA
4 4 (5.26%) EdgeSight
5 1 (1.32%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.32%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.32%) SmoothWall
5 1 (1.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.32%) Sysprep
5 1 (1.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.32%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (1.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 21 (27.63%) VMware
3 14 (18.42%) Citrix
4 9 (11.84%) NetApp
5 7 (9.21%) Dell
6 5 (6.58%) Apple
6 5 (6.58%) Veritas
7 4 (5.26%) Sophos
8 3 (3.95%) Cisco
8 3 (3.95%) Lotus
8 3 (3.95%) Symantec
9 2 (2.63%) Avaya
9 2 (2.63%) IBM
9 2 (2.63%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.32%) AppSense
10 1 (1.32%) CommVault
10 1 (1.32%) Forcepoint
10 1 (1.32%) HP
10 1 (1.32%) Oracle
10 1 (1.32%) SAP
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