Period
to 20 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 40 17
Rank change year-on-year +27 -23 -3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 137 62 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 10.43% 5.25% 9.19%
As % of the System Software category 69.90% 48.44% 63.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 35 79
Oxfordshire median daily rate £375 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +9.09% -15.38%
10th Percentile £145 £150 £129
90th Percentile £459 £445 £388
South East median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +4.62% - -3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 13
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £15.68 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.45% +11.96% -10.71%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.00 £11.45
90th Percentile £20.63 £20.63 £19.95
South East median hourly rate £15.86 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -0.88% +6.67% -6.25%

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 196 128 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 14.93% 10.84% 14.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 80 122
Oxfordshire median daily rate £386 £419 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.76% +33.47% -3.46%
10th Percentile £161 £178 £151
90th Percentile £521 £525 £438
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 18 15
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +13.79% -21.62%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.00 £11.90
90th Percentile £38.13 £34.13 £20.50
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year +3.03% +8.20% -9.83%

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 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 July 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 July 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 +37 78 £359 +46.43% 14
Banbury +4 12 £450 +49.83%
Kidlington +4 12 £386 -29.77% 1
Bicester 0 2 £243 - 1
Abingdon -9 2 - - 1
Thame -6 1 £120 -70.00% 1
Carterton - 1 £190 -
Active Directory
South East

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 107 (78.10%) Windows
2 87 (63.50%) Microsoft
3 65 (47.45%) Office 365
3 65 (47.45%) Windows Server
4 55 (40.15%) Microsoft Azure
5 51 (37.23%) Windows 10
6 49 (35.77%) PowerShell
7 43 (31.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 42 (30.66%) SCCM
9 40 (29.20%) Microsoft Office
10 34 (24.82%) Migration
11 32 (23.36%) DNS
12 30 (21.90%) DHCP
12 30 (21.90%) VMware
13 29 (21.17%) Amazon AWS
14 27 (19.71%) Runbook
15 24 (17.52%) Apple
15 24 (17.52%) ITIL
15 24 (17.52%) VMware Infrastructure
16 23 (16.79%) Application Packaging
17 22 (16.06%) Windows 7
18 21 (15.33%) Mobile Device Management
18 21 (15.33%) SharePoint
19 20 (14.60%) Microsoft App-V
19 20 (14.60%) OneDrive
19 20 (14.60%) Remote Desktop
20 19 (13.87%) Web Services
21 18 (13.14%) Microsoft Intune
22 17 (12.41%) Mac OS
22 17 (12.41%) Data Protection

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 (15.33%) SharePoint
2 16 (11.68%) SharePoint 2013
3 11 (8.03%) MS Exchange
4 6 (4.38%) IIS
5 5 (3.65%) K2 blackpearl
6 4 (2.92%) Skype for Business
7 3 (2.19%) Apache
7 3 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.73%) Confluence
Applications
1 40 (29.20%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (5.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.46%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Cloud Services
1 65 (47.45%) Office 365
2 55 (40.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (21.17%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (14.60%) OneDrive
5 11 (8.03%) Yammer
6 6 (4.38%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (4.38%) PaaS
7 5 (3.65%) G Suite
8 3 (2.19%) IaaS
9 2 (1.46%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (1.46%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.73%) SaaS
10 1 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 32 (23.36%) DNS
2 30 (21.90%) DHCP
3 20 (14.60%) Remote Desktop
4 14 (10.22%) VoIP
5 10 (7.30%) SAN
6 8 (5.84%) LAN
7 7 (5.11%) WAN
8 5 (3.65%) Firewall
8 5 (3.65%) Network Security
9 4 (2.92%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (2.92%) Skype
9 4 (2.92%) VPN
9 4 (2.92%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (2.19%) IPsec
11 2 (1.46%) Asterisk PBX
11 2 (1.46%) MPLS
11 2 (1.46%) PBX
11 2 (1.46%) PSTN
11 2 (1.46%) SMS
12 1 (0.73%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.68%) SQL Server
2 15 (10.95%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (2.19%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.46%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.46%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (0.73%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.73%) JIRA
General
1 9 (6.57%) Publishing
2 8 (5.84%) Finance
3 3 (2.19%) Banking
4 1 (0.73%) Automotive
4 1 (0.73%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (24.09%) Support Engineer
2 28 (20.44%) Systems Engineer
3 23 (16.79%) Windows Engineer
4 22 (16.06%) Office 365 Engineer
5 19 (13.87%) Desktop Support
6 16 (11.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 16 (11.68%) IT Support
7 15 (10.95%) Analyst
8 13 (9.49%) Windows Systems Engineer
9 12 (8.76%) Active Directory Support
9 12 (8.76%) Consultant
9 12 (8.76%) Server Engineer
10 11 (8.03%) Active Directory Engineer
10 11 (8.03%) Windows Server Engineer
11 10 (7.30%) Desktop Engineer
11 10 (7.30%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 10 (7.30%) SCCM Engineer
11 10 (7.30%) Windows Support Engineer
12 9 (6.57%) SharePoint Engineer
12 9 (6.57%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (13.87%) Web Services
2 2 (1.46%) .NET
2 2 (1.46%) HTML
2 2 (1.46%) JSON
3 1 (0.73%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.73%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.73%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (0.73%) CSS
3 1 (0.73%) KML
3 1 (0.73%) LDAP
3 1 (0.73%) OAuth
3 1 (0.73%) OpenID
3 1 (0.73%) RESTful
3 1 (0.73%) SAML
3 1 (0.73%) SOAP
3 1 (0.73%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (7.30%) Computer Science
2 9 (6.57%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (5.11%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (3.65%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.65%) iPhone
5 3 (2.19%) PMI
6 2 (1.46%) Clustering
6 2 (1.46%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.46%) iPad
6 2 (1.46%) NHS
6 2 (1.46%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.46%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.73%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.73%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.73%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.73%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 107 (78.10%) Windows
2 65 (47.45%) Windows Server
3 51 (37.23%) Windows 10
4 43 (31.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (16.06%) Windows 7
6 17 (12.41%) Mac OS
7 16 (11.68%) Apple iOS
8 15 (10.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (5.11%) Linux
10 5 (3.65%) Android
11 4 (2.92%) Mac OS X
11 4 (2.92%) Windows 8
11 4 (2.92%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.73%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.73%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (24.82%) Migration
2 27 (19.71%) Runbook
3 24 (17.52%) ITIL
4 23 (16.79%) Application Packaging
5 21 (15.33%) Mobile Device Management
6 17 (12.41%) Data Protection
7 15 (10.95%) Data Migration
7 15 (10.95%) Server Monitoring
8 14 (10.22%) Problem Management
9 12 (8.76%) Content Management
10 11 (8.03%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (7.30%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (5.84%) Performance Management
12 8 (5.84%) Storage Virtualisation
12 8 (5.84%) Time Management
13 7 (5.11%) Problem-Solving
14 6 (4.38%) Change Management
14 6 (4.38%) Continuous Improvement
15 5 (3.65%) Virtual Infrastructure
16 4 (2.92%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 49 (35.77%) PowerShell
2 10 (7.30%) SQL
3 2 (1.46%) C
3 2 (1.46%) C#
3 2 (1.46%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.73%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (10.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (5.84%) Degree
3 7 (5.11%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (3.65%) MCITP
5 4 (2.92%) A+ Certification
6 3 (2.19%) DBS Check
6 3 (2.19%) MCSE
6 3 (2.19%) PMI Certification
6 3 (2.19%) PMP
7 2 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.73%) CCNP
8 1 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.73%) MCP
8 1 (0.73%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.73%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.95%) GDPR
2 2 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.73%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (17.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (14.60%) Microsoft App-V
3 9 (6.57%) vSphere
4 8 (5.84%) Hyper-V
5 6 (4.38%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (2.19%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.46%) BitLocker
7 2 (1.46%) Samba
8 1 (0.73%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.73%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 42 (30.66%) SCCM
2 18 (13.14%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (5.11%) SCOM
4 5 (3.65%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (2.19%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (2.19%) WSUS
6 2 (1.46%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.46%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (1.46%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.73%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.73%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.73%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.73%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.73%) Terraform
7 1 (0.73%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 87 (63.50%) Microsoft
2 30 (21.90%) VMware
3 24 (17.52%) Apple
4 14 (10.22%) Cisco
5 12 (8.76%) HP
6 9 (6.57%) NetApp
7 7 (5.11%) Google
8 6 (4.38%) Atlassian
9 5 (3.65%) Citrix
9 5 (3.65%) Synology
10 3 (2.19%) Meraki
10 3 (2.19%) SolarWinds
11 2 (1.46%) Adobe
11 2 (1.46%) Fortinet
11 2 (1.46%) Ivanti
11 2 (1.46%) McAfee
11 2 (1.46%) Remedy
11 2 (1.46%) Veeam
12 1 (0.73%) Dell
12 1 (0.73%) EMC