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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 30 12 13
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 58 69 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 8.32% 10.12% 9.49%
As % of the System Software category 44.96% 61.06% 78.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 45 18
Median daily rate £275 £230 £223
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.56% +3.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £145 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £403 £343
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 12
Median hourly rate £14.88 £15.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.03% -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.85 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £22.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.56 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+0.43% -3.33%
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
129 113 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 18.51% 16.57% 12.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 79 21
Median daily rate £400 £250 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £160 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 15
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.03% -29.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £22.50 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -6 44 £275 - 5
Banbury +5 2 £363 +101.38% 2
Bicester +2 1 £300 +200.00%
Abingdon - 1 - - 5
Active Directory
South East

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 91 (85.85%) Windows
2 58 (54.72%) Microsoft
3 52 (49.06%) Windows Server
4 46 (43.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (36.79%) VMware
6 34 (32.08%) MS Exchange
6 34 (32.08%) DNS
7 31 (29.25%) Windows 7
8 28 (26.42%) SCCM
9 27 (25.47%) Hyper-V
10 23 (21.70%) Office 365
10 23 (21.70%) ITIL
11 22 (20.75%) PowerShell
12 21 (19.81%) Windows Server 2008
12 21 (19.81%) Citrix
13 20 (18.87%) Microsoft Certification
13 20 (18.87%) DHCP
13 20 (18.87%) SCOM
14 19 (17.92%) MS Office
14 19 (17.92%) NetApp
15 17 (16.04%) Exchange Server 2010
16 16 (15.09%) Microsoft Azure
17 15 (14.15%) Windows Server 2003
17 15 (14.15%) MCSE
17 15 (14.15%) VMware Infrastructure
18 12 (11.32%) Problem Management
18 12 (11.32%) Amazon AWS
18 12 (11.32%) Cisco
18 12 (11.32%) MS Excel
18 12 (11.32%) Finance

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 34 (32.08%) MS Exchange
2 17 (16.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (8.49%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (5.66%) SharePoint
4 6 (5.66%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (2.83%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.94%) Apache
7 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.94%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (17.92%) MS Office
2 12 (11.32%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.83%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.94%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.77%) Remedy AR System
2 1 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 23 (21.70%) Office 365
2 16 (15.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (11.32%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (32.08%) DNS
2 20 (18.87%) DHCP
3 11 (10.38%) LDAP
4 10 (9.43%) Kerberos
5 8 (7.55%) Firewall
6 5 (4.72%) Skype
6 5 (4.72%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.77%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (3.77%) SAN
8 2 (1.89%) Internet
8 2 (1.89%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (1.89%) VPN
9 1 (0.94%) HTTP
9 1 (0.94%) NAS
9 1 (0.94%) VLAN
9 1 (0.94%) VoIP
9 1 (0.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.49%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.83%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 12 (11.32%) Finance
2 5 (4.72%) Back Office
3 4 (3.77%) Banking
4 3 (2.83%) Publishing
5 1 (0.94%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 20 (18.87%) Support Engineer
2 16 (15.09%) Analyst
3 13 (12.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 12 (11.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (8.49%) Desktop Engineer
5 9 (8.49%) Desktop Support
5 9 (8.49%) Windows Engineer
6 8 (7.55%) Designer
6 8 (7.55%) Solutions Designer
6 8 (7.55%) Support Analyst
7 7 (6.60%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (6.60%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 7 (6.60%) Service Analyst
7 7 (6.60%) Service Desk Analyst
8 6 (5.66%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (5.66%) Server Engineer
9 5 (4.72%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (4.72%) Consultant
9 5 (4.72%) Infrastructure Support
9 5 (4.72%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.94%) Ajax
1 1 (0.94%) CSS
1 1 (0.94%) HTML
1 1 (0.94%) XML
1 1 (0.94%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.43%) BYOD
2 9 (8.49%) PKI
3 7 (6.60%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.72%) Mainframe
5 4 (3.77%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.83%) Clustering
7 1 (0.94%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.94%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.94%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.94%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 91 (85.85%) Windows
2 52 (49.06%) Windows Server
3 46 (43.40%) Windows Server 2012
4 31 (29.25%) Windows 7
5 21 (19.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (14.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (10.38%) Mac OS X
8 10 (9.43%) Windows 8
9 5 (4.72%) Windows 10
10 3 (2.83%) Linux
10 3 (2.83%) Mac OS
10 3 (2.83%) Unix
10 3 (2.83%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.89%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (21.70%) ITIL
2 12 (11.32%) Problem Management
3 11 (10.38%) Patch Management
4 10 (9.43%) Service Design
5 9 (8.49%) Email Filtering
5 9 (8.49%) Kalman Filter
5 9 (8.49%) Migration
6 7 (6.60%) Mobile Device Management
7 5 (4.72%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (3.77%) Change Management
8 4 (3.77%) Incident Management
8 4 (3.77%) Network Design
8 4 (3.77%) Workflow
9 3 (2.83%) Asset Management
9 3 (2.83%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (2.83%) High Availability
9 3 (2.83%) ITIL V3
9 3 (2.83%) Project Management
9 3 (2.83%) Service Delivery
9 3 (2.83%) Storage Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 22 (20.75%) PowerShell
2 7 (6.60%) SQL
3 1 (0.94%) C
3 1 (0.94%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.94%) Perl
3 1 (0.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (18.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (14.15%) MCSE
3 8 (7.55%) CCNA
3 8 (7.55%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (4.72%) MCITP
4 5 (4.72%) MCTS
5 4 (3.77%) CCNP
6 3 (2.83%) A+ Certification
6 3 (2.83%) MCDST
6 3 (2.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.94%) Degree
8 1 (0.94%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.94%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.94%) PMP
8 1 (0.94%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.94%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.77%) SLA
2 2 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (25.47%) Hyper-V
2 15 (14.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (11.32%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (9.43%) vSphere
5 7 (6.60%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (4.72%) XenApp
6 5 (4.72%) XenDesktop
7 4 (3.77%) VMware ESX
7 4 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (3.77%) XenServer
8 1 (0.94%) Firmware
8 1 (0.94%) vCloud
8 1 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.94%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 28 (26.42%) SCCM
2 20 (18.87%) SCOM
3 9 (8.49%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.94%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.94%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 58 (54.72%) Microsoft
2 39 (36.79%) VMware
3 21 (19.81%) Citrix
4 19 (17.92%) NetApp
5 12 (11.32%) Cisco
6 8 (7.55%) Dell
7 5 (4.72%) Remedy
8 3 (2.83%) HP
8 3 (2.83%) Lotus
8 3 (2.83%) Veritas
9 2 (1.89%) EMC
9 2 (1.89%) Sophos
9 2 (1.89%) Symantec
10 1 (0.94%) Apple
10 1 (0.94%) Avaya
10 1 (0.94%) Forcepoint
10 1 (0.94%) IBM
10 1 (0.94%) Meraki
10 1 (0.94%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.94%) Veeam
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