Period
to 20 February 2018

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 February 2018 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 30 14
Rank change year-on-year +15 -16 +1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 134 76 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 10.89% 6.18% 9.52%
As % of the System Software category 57.51% 51.01% 65.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 45 79
Oxfordshire median daily rate £250 £250 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -9.09% -18.82%
10th Percentile £123 £152 £130
90th Percentile £434 £429 £458
South East median daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year - +1.56% -1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 12
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.15% +13.79% -
10th Percentile £10.00 £13.16 £12.05
90th Percentile £32.20 £20.17 £19.35
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £14.94 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.42% -6.64% +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 233 149 166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 18.94% 12.11% 14.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 86 125
Oxfordshire median daily rate £375 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.00% -17.24%
10th Percentile £140 £178 £150
90th Percentile £588 £488 £500
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 14
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +17.24% -3.30%
10th Percentile £10.00 £13.78 £12.15
90th Percentile £32.20 £36.58 £39.80
South East median hourly rate £16.06 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +7.08% -11.76% +6.25%

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 February 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 February 2018. 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 +5 69 £250 +11.11% 8
Kidlington 0 10 £375 -18.92% 1
Abingdon +7 5 £151 -19.73% 3
Banbury -2 5 £350 -10.83%
Carterton - 5 £105 -
Thame - 4 £120 - 1
Witney +3 3 - - 3
Bicester -1 3 £175 -41.67% 1
Active Directory
South East

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, 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.

1 121 (90.30%) Windows
2 68 (50.75%) Microsoft
3 51 (38.06%) VMware
3 51 (38.06%) Windows Server
4 48 (35.82%) Office 365
5 41 (30.60%) Windows 10
6 37 (27.61%) SCCM
6 37 (27.61%) VMware Infrastructure
6 37 (27.61%) DNS
7 34 (25.37%) DHCP
8 32 (23.88%) Windows 7
9 30 (22.39%) Hyper-V
10 29 (21.64%) Windows Server 2012
11 28 (20.90%) PowerShell
12 26 (19.40%) ITIL
13 23 (17.16%) Microsoft Office
14 21 (15.67%) MS Exchange
14 21 (15.67%) Change Management
14 21 (15.67%) Disaster Recovery
14 21 (15.67%) SCOM
15 19 (14.18%) LDAP
16 18 (13.43%) Kerberos
16 18 (13.43%) Cisco
17 16 (11.94%) Microsoft Azure
17 16 (11.94%) Amazon AWS
17 16 (11.94%) Problem Management
18 15 (11.19%) Firewall
18 15 (11.19%) VoIP
18 15 (11.19%) SQL Server
18 15 (11.19%) Mobile Device Management

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 21 (15.67%) MS Exchange
2 11 (8.21%) IIS
3 6 (4.48%) Apache
4 3 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.24%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.49%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.49%) Totara
6 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.75%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (17.16%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (5.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (3.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 48 (35.82%) Office 365
2 16 (11.94%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (11.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (5.22%) PaaS
4 6 (4.48%) IaaS
5 5 (3.73%) G Suite
6 3 (2.24%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (2.24%) SaaS
7 1 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.75%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 37 (27.61%) DNS
2 34 (25.37%) DHCP
3 18 (13.43%) Kerberos
4 15 (11.19%) Firewall
4 15 (11.19%) VoIP
5 12 (8.96%) Remote Desktop
6 11 (8.21%) Network Security
7 9 (6.72%) VPN
8 8 (5.97%) SAN
9 7 (5.22%) LAN
9 7 (5.22%) SMS
10 6 (4.48%) TCP/IP
11 5 (3.73%) Internet
11 5 (3.73%) WAN
12 4 (2.99%) VLAN
12 4 (2.99%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (2.24%) FTP
13 3 (2.24%) MPLS
14 2 (1.49%) PBX
14 2 (1.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.19%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.22%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.24%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.24%) OLAP
3 3 (2.24%) OLAP Cube
3 3 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (3.73%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.75%) GitLab
2 1 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (8.21%) Publishing
2 7 (5.22%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.99%) Finance
4 2 (1.49%) Billing
5 1 (0.75%) Banking
5 1 (0.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (17.91%) Support Engineer
2 23 (17.16%) Analyst
3 19 (14.18%) IT Support
4 17 (12.69%) Windows Engineer
5 16 (11.94%) Service Analyst
5 16 (11.94%) Service Desk Analyst
6 15 (11.19%) 2nd Line Support
6 15 (11.19%) Desktop Support
7 12 (8.96%) SCCM Engineer
8 11 (8.21%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 11 (8.21%) Systems Engineer
9 10 (7.46%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 10 (7.46%) Active Directory Engineer
9 10 (7.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (6.72%) Active Directory Support
11 8 (5.97%) IT Analyst
11 8 (5.97%) Support Analyst
12 7 (5.22%) Support Technician
12 7 (5.22%) Technical Support
12 7 (5.22%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (14.18%) LDAP
2 7 (5.22%) Web Services
3 5 (3.73%) .NET
4 3 (2.24%) Angular 2
4 3 (2.24%) AngularJS
4 3 (2.24%) CSS
4 3 (2.24%) REST
4 3 (2.24%) SOAP
4 3 (2.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (1.49%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (1.49%) HTML
5 2 (1.49%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (0.75%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.75%) LAMP
6 1 (0.75%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.46%) Replication
3 9 (6.72%) Clustering
4 7 (5.22%) Data Centre
5 6 (4.48%) iPhone
6 5 (3.73%) Computer Science
6 5 (3.73%) Fat Client
6 5 (3.73%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.73%) PDA
6 5 (3.73%) Thin Client
7 4 (2.99%) iPad
7 4 (2.99%) NHS
8 3 (2.24%) PMI
8 3 (2.24%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.49%) EPoS
9 2 (1.49%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.49%) RIA
9 2 (1.49%) User Experience
9 2 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.75%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 121 (90.30%) Windows
2 51 (38.06%) Windows Server
3 41 (30.60%) Windows 10
4 32 (23.88%) Windows 7
5 29 (21.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (11.19%) Windows 8
7 10 (7.46%) Android
8 9 (6.72%) Linux
9 7 (5.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (5.22%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (4.48%) Windows XP
11 4 (2.99%) Apple iOS
12 3 (2.24%) Mac OS
12 3 (2.24%) Unix
13 1 (0.75%) CentOS
13 1 (0.75%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.75%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.75%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (19.40%) ITIL
2 21 (15.67%) Change Management
2 21 (15.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 16 (11.94%) Problem Management
4 15 (11.19%) Mobile Device Management
5 11 (8.21%) Migration
5 11 (8.21%) Service Delivery
6 10 (7.46%) Project Management
6 10 (7.46%) Service Design
7 8 (5.97%) Task Automation
7 8 (5.97%) Time Management
8 7 (5.22%) Application Packaging
9 6 (4.48%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (4.48%) Incident Management
10 5 (3.73%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (3.73%) Hardware Maintenance
10 5 (3.73%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (2.99%) Break/Fix
11 4 (2.99%) DevOps
11 4 (2.99%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (20.90%) PowerShell
2 12 (8.96%) SQL
3 4 (2.99%) C#
3 4 (2.99%) VB
4 2 (1.49%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.49%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.75%) C
5 1 (0.75%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (5.97%) Degree
1 8 (5.97%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (3.73%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.24%) DBS Check
4 3 (2.24%) MCSE
4 3 (2.24%) PMI Certification
4 3 (2.24%) PMP
5 2 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.75%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.75%) CCNA
6 1 (0.75%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.72%) SLA
2 2 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.75%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 37 (27.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (22.39%) Hyper-V
3 9 (6.72%) Microsoft App-V
3 9 (6.72%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (5.97%) vSphere
5 4 (2.99%) XenApp
5 4 (2.99%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.24%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.49%) XenServer
8 1 (0.75%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.75%) NFS
8 1 (0.75%) Samba
8 1 (0.75%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 37 (27.61%) SCCM
2 21 (15.67%) SCOM
3 11 (8.21%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (4.48%) NetBackup
5 4 (2.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (2.24%) AirWatch
6 3 (2.24%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.75%) Ansible
8 1 (0.75%) OSSEC
8 1 (0.75%) Puppet
8 1 (0.75%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 68 (50.75%) Microsoft
2 51 (38.06%) VMware
3 18 (13.43%) Cisco
4 14 (10.45%) McAfee
5 12 (8.96%) Citrix
6 10 (7.46%) Apple
6 10 (7.46%) NetApp
7 8 (5.97%) HP
8 6 (4.48%) Google
9 3 (2.24%) Avaya
9 3 (2.24%) Dell
9 3 (2.24%) Twitter
10 2 (1.49%) Acronis
10 2 (1.49%) Aerohive Networks
10 2 (1.49%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.49%) Oracle
10 2 (1.49%) Palo Alto
10 2 (1.49%) Proofpoint
10 2 (1.49%) Qualys
10 2 (1.49%) SolarWinds