Period
to 20 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 July 2019 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
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 9 13 40
Rank change year-on-year +4 +27 -23
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 95 137 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 12.35% 10.44% 5.25%
As % of the System Software category 53.98% 69.90% 48.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 100 35
Oxfordshire median daily rate £250 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +25.00% +9.09%
10th Percentile £135 £145 £150
90th Percentile £575 £459 £445
South East median daily rate £380 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +11.76% +4.62% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 16 16
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.42 £17.00 £15.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.47% +8.45% +11.96%
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.42% -0.88% +6.67%

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 176 196 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 22.89% 14.94% 10.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 134 80
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £386 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.03% -7.76% +33.47%
10th Percentile £135 £161 £178
90th Percentile £575 £521 £525
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 20 18
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £47.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +171.43% +6.06% +13.79%
10th Percentile £23.19 £13.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £38.13 £34.13
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +8.20%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Oxfordshire

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Oxfordshire

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 20 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Oxfordshire

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory 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 6 months to 20 July 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -1 49 £150 -58.19% 10
Kidlington +5 8 £500 +29.45% 4
Henley-on-Thames - 5 £475 -
Banbury -1 4 £313 -30.48% 4
Thame +9 2 - - 3
Abingdon +1 1 - - 9
Witney - 1 - - 1
Active Directory
South East

For the 6 months to 20 July 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 55 (57.89%) Windows
2 53 (55.79%) Microsoft
3 52 (54.74%) Office 365
4 38 (40.00%) SCCM
5 33 (34.74%) Windows 10
6 28 (29.47%) SharePoint
7 26 (27.37%) Microsoft Azure
8 25 (26.32%) MS Exchange
9 24 (25.26%) Microsoft Office
10 22 (23.16%) Exchange Server 2010
11 21 (22.11%) Configuration Management
12 20 (21.05%) VPN
13 19 (20.00%) Windows Server
14 18 (18.95%) Customer Requirements
14 18 (18.95%) French Language
14 18 (18.95%) German Language
15 17 (17.89%) PowerShell
15 17 (17.89%) Azure Active Directory
16 15 (15.79%) Skype
17 14 (14.74%) VMware
18 13 (13.68%) Skype for Business
18 13 (13.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 10 (10.53%) Technical Leadership
19 10 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
20 9 (9.47%) Problem-Solving
20 9 (9.47%) Finance
21 8 (8.42%) Migration
21 8 (8.42%) Security Cleared
21 8 (8.42%) Self-Motivation
21 8 (8.42%) Mobile Computing

Active Directory
Co-occurring 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 28 (29.47%) SharePoint
2 25 (26.32%) MS Exchange
3 22 (23.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (13.68%) Skype for Business
5 4 (4.21%) IIS
5 4 (4.21%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.05%) Totara
Applications
1 24 (25.26%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 52 (54.74%) Office 365
2 26 (27.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (17.89%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (7.37%) IaaS
5 6 (6.32%) PaaS
5 6 (6.32%) SaaS
6 4 (4.21%) SuccessFactors
6 4 (4.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (3.16%) Yammer
8 2 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (2.11%) OneDrive
8 2 (2.11%) Power Platform
8 2 (2.11%) PowerApps
9 1 (1.05%) Amazon ECS
9 1 (1.05%) Amazon S3
9 1 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (1.05%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 20 (21.05%) VPN
2 15 (15.79%) Skype
3 6 (6.32%) DNS
3 6 (6.32%) Firewall
3 6 (6.32%) TCP/IP
3 6 (6.32%) VoIP
4 5 (5.26%) Internet
5 4 (4.21%) NAS
6 3 (3.16%) Intranet
6 3 (3.16%) LAN
6 3 (3.16%) WAN
6 3 (3.16%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (3.16%) Wireless
7 2 (2.11%) DHCP
7 2 (2.11%) Ethernet
7 2 (2.11%) SAN
8 1 (1.05%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.21%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (1.05%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.05%) MySQL
General
1 18 (18.95%) French Language
1 18 (18.95%) German Language
2 9 (9.47%) Finance
3 2 (2.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 16 (16.84%) 2nd Line Support
3 15 (15.79%) Help Desk Support
4 12 (12.63%) 1st Line Support
4 12 (12.63%) Architect
4 12 (12.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (9.47%) First Line Help Desk Support
6 7 (7.37%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 7 (7.37%) Analyst
7 6 (6.32%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (6.32%) Technical Leader
7 6 (6.32%) Technical Support
7 6 (6.32%) Windows Engineer
8 5 (5.26%) IT Support
8 5 (5.26%) Office 365 Engineer
8 5 (5.26%) Service Desk Support
8 5 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) Active Directory Support
9 4 (4.21%) ICT Support
9 4 (4.21%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.11%) SailPoint
2 1 (1.05%) COM
2 1 (1.05%) JSON
2 1 (1.05%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.42%) Mobile Computing
2 8 (8.42%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (3.16%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.16%) PKI
4 2 (2.11%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.11%) NHS
4 2 (2.11%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.05%) BYOD
5 1 (1.05%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 55 (57.89%) Windows
2 33 (34.74%) Windows 10
3 19 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 7 (7.37%) Windows 7
5 5 (5.26%) Windows XP
6 4 (4.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.16%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.11%) Linux
8 2 (2.11%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.05%) Android
9 1 (1.05%) CentOS
9 1 (1.05%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (22.11%) Configuration Management
2 18 (18.95%) Customer Requirements
3 13 (13.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 10 (10.53%) Technical Leadership
5 9 (9.47%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (8.42%) Migration
6 8 (8.42%) Software Deployment
7 5 (5.26%) Change Management
7 5 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (5.26%) ITIL
7 5 (5.26%) Mentoring
8 4 (4.21%) Business Analysis
8 4 (4.21%) DevOps
8 4 (4.21%) Information Management
8 4 (4.21%) Problem Management
8 4 (4.21%) TOGAF
8 4 (4.21%) Web SSO
8 4 (4.21%) Zachman Framework
9 3 (3.16%) Disk Encryption
9 3 (3.16%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (17.89%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.11%) SQL
2 2 (2.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (8.42%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.21%) DBS Check
3 2 (2.11%) Degree
4 1 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.05%) MCP
4 1 (1.05%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.21%) Government Security Classifications
2 3 (3.16%) SLA
3 2 (2.11%) QA
4 1 (1.05%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (7.37%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (3.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
2 3 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.16%) XenApp
2 3 (3.16%) XenDesktop
3 2 (2.11%) BitLocker
3 2 (2.11%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.11%) vSphere
4 1 (1.05%) Docker
4 1 (1.05%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.05%) NFS
4 1 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 38 (40.00%) SCCM
2 6 (6.32%) AirWatch
3 5 (5.26%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (4.21%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (3.16%) SCOM
6 1 (1.05%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 53 (55.79%) Microsoft
2 14 (14.74%) VMware
3 7 (7.37%) Citrix
3 7 (7.37%) Ivanti
4 4 (4.21%) CheckPoint
4 4 (4.21%) HP
4 4 (4.21%) Meraki
4 4 (4.21%) Oracle
4 4 (4.21%) ProCurve
4 4 (4.21%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (4.21%) Synology
5 3 (3.16%) Apple
5 3 (3.16%) Dell
5 3 (3.16%) Polycom
5 3 (3.16%) Proofpoint
5 3 (3.16%) RightFax
6 2 (2.11%) Cisco
6 2 (2.11%) CommVault
7 1 (1.05%) NetApp
7 1 (1.05%) Red Hat