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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 23 5 8
Rank change year-on-year -18 +3  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 17 38 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 6.09% 16.03% 12.70%
As % of the System Software category 51.52% 86.36% 73.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 27 31
Median daily rate £235 £225 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% -47.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £308 £323 £300
% change year-on-year -4.65% +7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 9
Median hourly rate £14.85 £14.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.21% +1.78%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  

Active Directory is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 33 44 64
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 11.83% 18.57% 17.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 28 39
Median daily rate £350 £225 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +55.55% -47.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £156 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £305 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 11
Median hourly rate £14.85 £14.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.21% -8.06%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford citing Active Directory as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory in Oxford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Oxford

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 26 (66.67%) Windows
2 18 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 18 (46.15%) SCCM
3 16 (41.03%) Windows Server
4 14 (35.90%) DNS
5 13 (33.33%) DHCP
6 12 (30.77%) SQL
6 12 (30.77%) SCOM
6 12 (30.77%) Office 365
7 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (28.21%) Migration
8 9 (23.08%) VMware
8 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (23.08%) Hyper-V
9 8 (20.51%) MS Office
10 7 (17.95%) SQL Server
10 7 (17.95%) MS Excel
10 7 (17.95%) Dell
10 7 (17.95%) Citrix
10 7 (17.95%) PowerShell
10 7 (17.95%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Azure
10 7 (17.95%) Windows 10
10 7 (17.95%) Application Virtualisation
11 6 (15.38%) Windows 7
11 6 (15.38%) NetBackup
12 5 (12.82%) Back Office
12 5 (12.82%) Mac OS
12 5 (12.82%) NetApp
12 5 (12.82%) Veritas

Active Directory
Top Related 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 3 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 3 (7.69%) Skype for Business
2 2 (5.13%) Apache
2 2 (5.13%) IIS
3 1 (2.56%) Drupal
Applications
1 8 (20.51%) MS Office
2 7 (17.95%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (5.13%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 12 (30.77%) Office 365
2 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (12.82%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (10.26%) IaaS
5 3 (7.69%) PaaS
6 2 (5.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (35.90%) DNS
2 13 (33.33%) DHCP
3 4 (10.26%) Firewall
3 4 (10.26%) LAN
3 4 (10.26%) WAN
4 3 (7.69%) Network Security
4 3 (7.69%) Skype
5 2 (5.13%) IP Telephony
5 2 (5.13%) SAN
5 2 (5.13%) VoIP
6 1 (2.56%) 3G
6 1 (2.56%) Broadband
6 1 (2.56%) IPv4
6 1 (2.56%) VPN
6 1 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.69%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (5.13%) MySQL
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.56%) Big Data
4 1 (2.56%) DB2
General
1 5 (12.82%) Back Office
2 2 (5.13%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (12.82%) Analyst
2 5 (12.82%) Windows Engineer
2 5 (12.82%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (10.26%) Service Analyst
3 4 (10.26%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (10.26%) Support Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Support Technician
4 3 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (7.69%) Citrix Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Security Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Senior Security Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Senior Server Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Server Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) Web Services
2 2 (5.13%) .NET
2 2 (5.13%) WAP
3 1 (2.56%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) BYOD
1 3 (7.69%) PKI
2 2 (5.13%) CCTV
2 2 (5.13%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.13%) EPoS
2 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.56%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.56%) PMI
3 1 (2.56%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 26 (66.67%) Windows
2 16 (41.03%) Windows Server
3 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (17.95%) Windows 10
6 6 (15.38%) Windows 7
7 5 (12.82%) Mac OS
7 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (5.13%) Apple iOS
8 2 (5.13%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.56%) Android
9 1 (2.56%) Linux
9 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.21%) Migration
2 7 (17.95%) Application Virtualisation
3 4 (10.26%) ITIL
4 3 (7.69%) Compatibility Testing
4 3 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (5.13%) CRM
5 2 (5.13%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (5.13%) Problem Management
5 2 (5.13%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.13%) Service Design
5 2 (5.13%) Time Management
6 1 (2.56%) Informatics
6 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.56%) Records Management
6 1 (2.56%) Statistics
6 1 (2.56%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.77%) SQL
2 7 (17.95%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.13%) VBScript
4 1 (2.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) MCSE
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.13%) MCTS
3 1 (2.56%) CCNA
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.56%) DBS Check
3 1 (2.56%) Degree
3 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.56%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (23.08%) Hyper-V
2 7 (17.95%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (10.26%) vSphere
3 4 (10.26%) XenApp
4 3 (7.69%) XenDesktop
5 2 (5.13%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (46.15%) SCCM
2 12 (30.77%) SCOM
3 6 (15.38%) NetBackup
4 3 (7.69%) AppDNA
4 3 (7.69%) EdgeSight
5 2 (5.13%) Tivoli
5 2 (5.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (2.56%) SmoothWall
6 1 (2.56%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 18 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 9 (23.08%) VMware
3 7 (17.95%) Citrix
3 7 (17.95%) Dell
4 5 (12.82%) NetApp
4 5 (12.82%) Veritas
5 4 (10.26%) Apple
5 4 (10.26%) Sophos
6 2 (5.13%) Adobe
7 1 (2.56%) Cisco
7 1 (2.56%) Google
7 1 (2.56%) Oracle
7 1 (2.56%) SolarWinds