Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 27 28
Rank change year-on-year +13 +1 -14
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 118 91 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 9.60% 7.69% 7.96%
As % of the System Software category 63.44% 55.15% 47.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 70 73
Oxfordshire median daily rate £375 £329 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.07% +7.79% +32.61%
10th Percentile £163 £147 £140
90th Percentile £457 £422 £438
South East median daily rate £363 £315 £330
% change year-on-year +15.08% -4.55% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 10
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £14.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +14.29% -6.85%
10th Percentile £13.15 £10.00 £10.71
90th Percentile £20.78 £21.25 £21.28
South East median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -3.88% +10.00% -9.09%

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 186 165 210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 15.13% 13.95% 16.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 124 139
Oxfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +25.00%
10th Percentile £210 £172 £184
90th Percentile £538 £534 £475
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 12
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £14.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +10.46% -11.22%
10th Percentile £13.30 £10.00 £11.08
90th Percentile £40.00 £21.25 £20.88
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year -5.71% +14.75% -12.86%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +14 66 £358 +2.14% 3
Kidlington +7 13 £394 -0.94% 2
Banbury +5 11 £452 +50.67% 1
Carterton 0 2 £190 +80.95%
Henley-on-Thames 0 2 £213 -
Bicester - 2 £243 -
Abingdon -17 1 - - 2
Active Directory
South East

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 92 (77.97%) Windows
2 74 (62.71%) Microsoft
3 56 (47.46%) Windows Server
4 54 (45.76%) Office 365
5 49 (41.53%) Microsoft Azure
6 43 (36.44%) PowerShell
7 40 (33.90%) SCCM
7 40 (33.90%) Windows 10
8 36 (30.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 33 (27.97%) Microsoft Office
10 31 (26.27%) Migration
11 30 (25.42%) DNS
12 27 (22.88%) DHCP
12 27 (22.88%) VMware
12 27 (22.88%) Amazon AWS
12 27 (22.88%) Runbook
13 26 (22.03%) Apple
14 24 (20.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 23 (19.49%) Application Packaging
16 21 (17.80%) VMware Infrastructure
16 21 (17.80%) SharePoint
17 20 (16.95%) OneDrive
17 20 (16.95%) Remote Desktop
17 20 (16.95%) ITIL
18 19 (16.10%) Web Services
18 19 (16.10%) Mobile Device Management
19 18 (15.25%) Microsoft App-V
19 18 (15.25%) Microsoft Intune
20 17 (14.41%) Mac OS
20 17 (14.41%) 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 (17.80%) SharePoint
2 16 (13.56%) SharePoint 2013
3 7 (5.93%) MS Exchange
4 5 (4.24%) IIS
4 5 (4.24%) K2 blackpearl
5 4 (3.39%) Skype for Business
6 3 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.69%) Apache
7 2 (1.69%) Totara
8 1 (0.85%) Confluence
Applications
1 33 (27.97%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (5.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.69%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Cloud Services
1 54 (45.76%) Office 365
2 49 (41.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (22.88%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (16.95%) OneDrive
5 11 (9.32%) Yammer
6 7 (5.93%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (4.24%) PaaS
8 4 (3.39%) IaaS
9 2 (1.69%) G Suite
9 2 (1.69%) Mimecast
9 2 (1.69%) SaaS
10 1 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (25.42%) DNS
2 27 (22.88%) DHCP
3 20 (16.95%) Remote Desktop
4 10 (8.47%) SAN
5 9 (7.63%) LAN
5 9 (7.63%) VoIP
6 8 (6.78%) Firewall
6 8 (6.78%) WAN
7 4 (3.39%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (3.39%) Network Security
7 4 (3.39%) Skype
8 3 (2.54%) MPLS
8 3 (2.54%) SMS
9 2 (1.69%) Asterisk PBX
9 2 (1.69%) PBX
9 2 (1.69%) VPN
9 2 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.85%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.85%) Cisco Wireless
10 1 (0.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.71%) Amazon RDS
2 12 (10.17%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.85%) JIRA
General
1 10 (8.47%) Finance
2 8 (6.78%) Publishing
3 5 (4.24%) Banking
4 1 (0.85%) Automotive
4 1 (0.85%) Front Office
4 1 (0.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (22.88%) Systems Engineer
2 26 (22.03%) Support Engineer
3 21 (17.80%) Office 365 Engineer
4 20 (16.95%) Windows Engineer
5 18 (15.25%) Desktop Support
6 15 (12.71%) Analyst
7 14 (11.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 14 (11.86%) IT Support
8 13 (11.02%) Server Engineer
8 13 (11.02%) Windows Systems Engineer
9 12 (10.17%) Active Directory Support
9 12 (10.17%) Consultant
9 12 (10.17%) Windows Server Engineer
10 11 (9.32%) Active Directory Engineer
11 10 (8.47%) SCCM Engineer
12 9 (7.63%) Server Support
12 9 (7.63%) SharePoint Engineer
12 9 (7.63%) Support Analyst
12 9 (7.63%) Systems Administrator
13 8 (6.78%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (16.10%) Web Services
2 2 (1.69%) JSON
3 1 (0.85%) HTML
3 1 (0.85%) KML
3 1 (0.85%) LDAP
3 1 (0.85%) RESTful
3 1 (0.85%) SOAP
3 1 (0.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (8.47%) Computer Science
2 9 (7.63%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (5.93%) iPhone
3 7 (5.93%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (3.39%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.39%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.54%) iPad
5 3 (2.54%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.54%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.69%) Clustering
6 2 (1.69%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.85%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.85%) NHS
7 1 (0.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 92 (77.97%) Windows
2 56 (47.46%) Windows Server
3 40 (33.90%) Windows 10
4 36 (30.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (14.41%) Mac OS
6 16 (13.56%) Apple iOS
7 15 (12.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (11.02%) Windows 7
9 8 (6.78%) Linux
10 5 (4.24%) Mac OS X
10 5 (4.24%) Windows 8
10 5 (4.24%) Windows XP
11 4 (3.39%) Android
12 2 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.85%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (26.27%) Migration
2 27 (22.88%) Runbook
3 24 (20.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 23 (19.49%) Application Packaging
5 20 (16.95%) ITIL
6 19 (16.10%) Mobile Device Management
7 17 (14.41%) Data Protection
8 15 (12.71%) Data Migration
8 15 (12.71%) Server Monitoring
9 13 (11.02%) Problem Management
10 12 (10.17%) Content Management
11 11 (9.32%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (6.78%) Performance Management
12 8 (6.78%) Storage Virtualisation
13 6 (5.08%) Data Security
13 6 (5.08%) Problem-Solving
14 5 (4.24%) Virtual Infrastructure
15 4 (3.39%) Break/Fix
15 4 (3.39%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 43 (36.44%) PowerShell
2 9 (7.63%) SQL
3 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.85%) C
3 1 (0.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (12.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (6.78%) Degree
3 7 (5.93%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (4.24%) MCITP
5 4 (3.39%) A+ Certification
5 4 (3.39%) MCSE
5 4 (3.39%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.39%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.85%) CCNP
6 1 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.85%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.85%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (12.71%) GDPR
2 2 (1.69%) Government Security Classifications
2 2 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.85%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (17.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (15.25%) Microsoft App-V
3 11 (9.32%) vSphere
4 6 (5.08%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (4.24%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.54%) BitLocker
6 3 (2.54%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.69%) Samba
7 2 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.85%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.85%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 40 (33.90%) SCCM
2 18 (15.25%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (5.08%) SCOM
4 5 (4.24%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (2.54%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (2.54%) WSUS
6 2 (1.69%) AirWatch
6 2 (1.69%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.85%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.85%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.85%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.85%) Terraform
7 1 (0.85%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 74 (62.71%) Microsoft
2 27 (22.88%) VMware
3 26 (22.03%) Apple
4 13 (11.02%) HP
5 10 (8.47%) Cisco
6 9 (7.63%) NetApp
7 6 (5.08%) Atlassian
8 5 (4.24%) Synology
9 4 (3.39%) Ivanti
10 3 (2.54%) Adobe
11 2 (1.69%) Citrix
11 2 (1.69%) Fortinet
11 2 (1.69%) Google
11 2 (1.69%) McAfee
11 2 (1.69%) Remedy
11 2 (1.69%) SolarWinds
12 1 (0.85%) 3PAR
12 1 (0.85%) Freshdesk
12 1 (0.85%) Fujitsu
12 1 (0.85%) Veeam