Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for Active Directory skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Active Directory over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Active Directory
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 28 13
Rank change year-on-year -1 -15 -1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 62 66 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 8.47% 9.32% 11.26%
As % of the System Software category 47.33% 49.25% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 48 50
Oxford median daily rate £325 £275 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +37.50% -31.03%
10th Percentile £146 £169 £126
90th Percentile £420 £438 £473
Oxfordshire median daily rate £325 £275 £230
% change year-on-year +18.18% +19.57% -11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 17
Oxford median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £10.00 £11.30 £11.25
90th Percentile £118.00 £15.15 £18.30
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £10.00 £14.94 £14.00
% change year-on-year -33.05% +6.70% -11.11%

Active Directory is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Oxford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 131 134 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 17.90% 18.93% 16.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 85 84
Oxford median daily rate £400 £375 £296
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +26.58% -5.95%
10th Percentile £171 £181 £130
90th Percentile £536 £481 £511
Oxfordshire median daily rate £400 £375 £300
% change year-on-year +6.67% +25.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 11
Oxford median hourly rate £15.00 £14.44 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.90% -6.85% +13.43%
10th Percentile £10.00 £11.58 £11.25
90th Percentile £118.00 £16.84 £20.00
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £10.00 £16.50 £15.93
% change year-on-year -39.39% +3.58% -6.29%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

Job postings citing Active Directory as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxford.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Oxford

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Active Directory in Oxford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Oxford

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Oxford over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Oxford

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory in Oxford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Oxford

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxford

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Oxford over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in Oxford

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Oxford region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 57 (91.94%) Windows
2 41 (66.13%) Microsoft
3 32 (51.61%) Office 365
4 30 (48.39%) VMware
5 29 (46.77%) DNS
6 28 (45.16%) DHCP
7 25 (40.32%) Hyper-V
8 24 (38.71%) Windows Server
9 22 (35.48%) SCCM
10 21 (33.87%) Windows 10
11 20 (32.26%) PowerShell
12 19 (30.65%) SCOM
13 18 (29.03%) LDAP
14 17 (27.42%) Kerberos
14 17 (27.42%) VMware Infrastructure
14 17 (27.42%) Windows Server 2012
15 15 (24.19%) Windows 7
16 14 (22.58%) Change Management
16 14 (22.58%) Disaster Recovery
17 13 (20.97%) ITIL
17 13 (20.97%) Problem Management
18 12 (19.35%) Microsoft App-V
19 11 (17.74%) NetBackup
19 11 (17.74%) Cisco
19 11 (17.74%) NetApp
19 11 (17.74%) VMware ESXi
19 11 (17.74%) Task Automation
20 10 (16.13%) Service Design
20 10 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
20 10 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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 5 (8.06%) IIS
2 2 (3.23%) Apache
2 2 (3.23%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.61%) IBM Domino
3 1 (1.61%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.61%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.23%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 32 (51.61%) Office 365
2 10 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (14.52%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (4.84%) IaaS
4 3 (4.84%) PaaS
5 1 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.61%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.61%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 29 (46.77%) DNS
2 28 (45.16%) DHCP
3 18 (29.03%) LDAP
4 17 (27.42%) Kerberos
5 6 (9.68%) Remote Desktop
6 5 (8.06%) SMS
7 4 (6.45%) Firewall
7 4 (6.45%) Internet
7 4 (6.45%) VoIP
8 3 (4.84%) Network Security
8 3 (4.84%) WAN
9 2 (3.23%) LAN
9 2 (3.23%) SAN
9 2 (3.23%) Unified Communications
9 2 (3.23%) VPN
10 1 (1.61%) FTP
10 1 (1.61%) MPLS
10 1 (1.61%) PBX
10 1 (1.61%) SSH
10 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.06%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.84%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.84%) MongoDB
2 3 (4.84%) OLAP
2 3 (4.84%) OLAP Cube
2 3 (4.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (4.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.61%) GitLab
General
1 5 (8.06%) Publishing
2 1 (1.61%) Billing
2 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (20.97%) Windows Engineer
2 11 (17.74%) SCCM Engineer
3 10 (16.13%) Systems Engineer
4 8 (12.90%) Active Directory Engineer
4 8 (12.90%) Analyst
5 7 (11.29%) Desktop Support
5 7 (11.29%) Operations Engineer
5 7 (11.29%) Service Analyst
5 7 (11.29%) Service Desk Analyst
5 7 (11.29%) Support Engineer
6 6 (9.68%) PowerShell Engineer
7 5 (8.06%) Applications Engineer
7 5 (8.06%) Deployment Engineer
7 5 (8.06%) Desktop Engineer
7 5 (8.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (8.06%) Windows Deployment Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (6.45%) Consultant
8 4 (6.45%) Network Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.45%) Web Services
2 3 (4.84%) .NET
2 3 (4.84%) Angular 2
2 3 (4.84%) AngularJS
2 3 (4.84%) CSS
2 3 (4.84%) REST
2 3 (4.84%) SOAP
2 3 (4.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (3.23%) HTML
3 2 (3.23%) Razor View Engine
4 1 (1.61%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) Replication
2 5 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.06%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.45%) Clustering
3 4 (6.45%) PDA
4 3 (4.84%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.23%) EPoS
5 2 (3.23%) N-Tier
5 2 (3.23%) RIA
5 2 (3.23%) User Experience
5 2 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.61%) iPad
6 1 (1.61%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 57 (91.94%) Windows
2 24 (38.71%) Windows Server
3 21 (33.87%) Windows 10
4 17 (27.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (24.19%) Windows 7
6 10 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (12.90%) Linux
8 6 (9.68%) Windows 8
9 4 (6.45%) Windows XP
10 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (3.23%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.61%) CentOS
11 1 (1.61%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.61%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.58%) Change Management
1 14 (22.58%) Disaster Recovery
2 13 (20.97%) ITIL
2 13 (20.97%) Problem Management
3 11 (17.74%) Task Automation
4 10 (16.13%) Incident Management
4 10 (16.13%) Service Design
5 7 (11.29%) Application Packaging
5 7 (11.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (11.29%) Project Management
6 6 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (9.68%) Migration
7 5 (8.06%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (8.06%) Patch Management
7 5 (8.06%) Proactive Management
7 5 (8.06%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.84%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (4.84%) Demand Management
8 3 (4.84%) DevOps
8 3 (4.84%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (32.26%) PowerShell
2 6 (9.68%) SQL
3 3 (4.84%) C#
4 2 (3.23%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (8.06%) Degree
3 3 (4.84%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (3.23%) DBS Check
4 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.61%) CCNA
5 1 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.29%) SLA
2 4 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 25 (40.32%) Hyper-V
2 17 (27.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (19.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 11 (17.74%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (4.84%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.61%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.61%) NFS
6 1 (1.61%) Samba
Systems Management
1 22 (35.48%) SCCM
2 19 (30.65%) SCOM
3 11 (17.74%) NetBackup
4 7 (11.29%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.61%) Ansible
5 1 (1.61%) Puppet
Vendors
1 41 (66.13%) Microsoft
2 30 (48.39%) VMware
3 11 (17.74%) Cisco
3 11 (17.74%) NetApp
4 7 (11.29%) McAfee
5 3 (4.84%) Twitter
6 2 (3.23%) Citrix
7 1 (1.61%) Avaya
7 1 (1.61%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.61%) HP
7 1 (1.61%) Lotus
7 1 (1.61%) Qualys
7 1 (1.61%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.61%) Sophos