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 27 May 2016 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 14 11 16
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 55 71 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 9.31% 9.59% 7.85%
As % of the System Software category 60.44% 71.72% 88.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 42 9
Median daily rate £260 £300 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £493 £278
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 9
Median hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +28.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
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
91 99 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 15.40% 13.38% 8.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 52 11
Median daily rate £325 £300 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £341
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 21 9
Median hourly rate £16.25 £25.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% +78.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.15 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £40.00 £17.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.83 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+12.92% +6.82%

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 27 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -1 27 £250 -11.11% 1
Banbury -4 3 £363 -19.27%
Abingdon -2 2 £205 -17.17% 6
Kidlington - 1 - -
Wallingford - 1 £250 -
Active Directory
South East

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, 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 88 (83.81%) Windows
2 50 (47.62%) Microsoft
3 46 (43.81%) Windows Server
4 42 (40.00%) VMware
5 33 (31.43%) MS Exchange
6 30 (28.57%) Windows 7
7 28 (26.67%) SharePoint
8 27 (25.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 26 (24.76%) ITIL
10 21 (20.00%) SQL
10 21 (20.00%) MS Office
10 21 (20.00%) DNS
11 20 (19.05%) Hyper-V
12 19 (18.10%) Exchange Server 2010
13 17 (16.19%) VMware Infrastructure
14 16 (15.24%) Windows Server 2008
14 16 (15.24%) Linux
15 15 (14.29%) Office 365
16 14 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
16 14 (13.33%) Citrix
16 14 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
17 13 (12.38%) Security Cleared
17 13 (12.38%) Incident Management
17 13 (12.38%) TCP/IP
17 13 (12.38%) NetApp
18 12 (11.43%) Cisco
18 12 (11.43%) SQL Server
18 12 (11.43%) DHCP
18 12 (11.43%) BizTalk Server
19 11 (10.48%) Windows XP

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 33 (31.43%) MS Exchange
2 28 (26.67%) SharePoint
3 19 (18.10%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (11.43%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (8.57%) WordPress
6 8 (7.62%) IIS
7 7 (6.67%) Skype for Business
8 6 (5.71%) Apache
8 6 (5.71%) IBM Notes
9 5 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (3.81%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (1.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.95%) OpenStack
Applications
1 21 (20.00%) MS Office
2 4 (3.81%) Acrobat
2 4 (3.81%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.95%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.95%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (3.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.86%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (14.29%) Office 365
2 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (20.00%) DNS
2 13 (12.38%) TCP/IP
3 12 (11.43%) DHCP
4 11 (10.48%) VPN
5 9 (8.57%) Firewall
5 9 (8.57%) Intranet
6 6 (5.71%) Internet
7 5 (4.76%) VLAN
7 5 (4.76%) WAN
8 4 (3.81%) PBX
9 3 (2.86%) ADSL
9 3 (2.86%) CTI
9 3 (2.86%) FTP
9 3 (2.86%) ISDN
9 3 (2.86%) MPLS
9 3 (2.86%) MRTG
9 3 (2.86%) VSAT
10 2 (1.90%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (1.90%) LAN
10 2 (1.90%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (3.81%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 6 (5.71%) Finance
2 4 (3.81%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.86%) Billing
4 2 (1.90%) Banking
5 1 (0.95%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.95%) Publishing
5 1 (0.95%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (23.81%) Analyst
1 25 (23.81%) Support Engineer
2 21 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 16 (15.24%) 2nd Line Support
3 16 (15.24%) Support Analyst
4 14 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 14 (13.33%) IT Support
5 13 (12.38%) Systems Support Engineer
6 11 (10.48%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 10 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (9.52%) Technical Analyst
7 10 (9.52%) Windows Engineer
8 9 (8.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 9 (8.57%) Administrator
8 9 (8.57%) IT Manager
8 9 (8.57%) IT Support Manager
8 9 (8.57%) Service Analyst
8 9 (8.57%) Service Desk Analyst
8 9 (8.57%) Systems Administrator
8 9 (8.57%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.95%) Ajax
1 1 (0.95%) CSS
1 1 (0.95%) HTML
1 1 (0.95%) XML
1 1 (0.95%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.71%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.86%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.90%) Clustering
3 2 (1.90%) Driving Licence
4 1 (0.95%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.95%) EPoS
4 1 (0.95%) EqualLogic
4 1 (0.95%) FlexPod
4 1 (0.95%) Hedge funds
4 1 (0.95%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.95%) NHS
4 1 (0.95%) Smartcard
4 1 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 88 (83.81%) Windows
2 46 (43.81%) Windows Server
3 30 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 27 (25.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (15.24%) Linux
5 16 (15.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (10.48%) Windows 8
6 11 (10.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (10.48%) Windows XP
7 5 (4.76%) Windows 10
8 4 (3.81%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.90%) Unix
10 1 (0.95%) Android
10 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.95%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (24.76%) ITIL
2 14 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (12.38%) Incident Management
4 9 (8.57%) Change Management
4 9 (8.57%) Project Management
5 8 (7.62%) Problem Management
6 6 (5.71%) Configuration Management
6 6 (5.71%) High Availability
7 5 (4.76%) Change Control
7 5 (4.76%) Mentoring
7 5 (4.76%) Release Management
8 4 (3.81%) CRM
8 4 (3.81%) ITIL V3
8 4 (3.81%) Patch Management
9 3 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (2.86%) Load Balancing
9 3 (2.86%) Network Design
9 3 (2.86%) Service Management
9 3 (2.86%) Software Distribution
10 2 (1.90%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (20.00%) SQL
2 8 (7.62%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.95%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.95%) Perl
3 1 (0.95%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.95%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (12.38%) Security Cleared
3 9 (8.57%) MCSE
4 7 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 6 (5.71%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (4.76%) MCITP
6 5 (4.76%) MCTS
7 4 (3.81%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (3.81%) CCNA
7 4 (3.81%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.90%) Degree
8 2 (1.90%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.90%) RHCSA
9 1 (0.95%) LPIC
9 1 (0.95%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.95%) PMP
9 1 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.95%) RHCE
9 1 (0.95%) VCP4
9 1 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.71%) SLA
2 5 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.86%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.90%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 20 (19.05%) Hyper-V
2 17 (16.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (8.57%) VMware ESX
4 5 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (4.76%) vSphere
5 2 (1.90%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.90%) XenApp
6 1 (0.95%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.95%) Firmware
6 1 (0.95%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.95%) Postfix
6 1 (0.95%) Samba
6 1 (0.95%) vCloud
6 1 (0.95%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.95%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (6.67%) NetBackup
1 7 (6.67%) SCCM
2 4 (3.81%) DameWare
3 2 (1.90%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.90%) ThinApp
4 1 (0.95%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.95%) Ansible
4 1 (0.95%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.95%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.95%) Puppet
4 1 (0.95%) SCOM
4 1 (0.95%) WSUS
Vendors
1 50 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 42 (40.00%) VMware
3 14 (13.33%) Citrix
4 13 (12.38%) NetApp
5 12 (11.43%) Cisco
6 9 (8.57%) Oracle
7 7 (6.67%) Sophos
8 6 (5.71%) Lotus
9 5 (4.76%) Adobe
9 5 (4.76%) Dell
9 5 (4.76%) PeopleSoft
9 5 (4.76%) Remedy
10 4 (3.81%) SolarWinds
11 3 (2.86%) CheckPoint
11 3 (2.86%) HP
12 2 (1.90%) Apple
12 2 (1.90%) AppSense
12 2 (1.90%) EMC
12 2 (1.90%) Intel Security
12 2 (1.90%) Red Hat