Period
to 9 April 2020

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 9 April 2020 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 12 8 20
Rank change year-on-year -4 +12 +17
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 50 108 115
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 10.20% 13.52% 9.17%
As % of the System Software category 56.82% 61.71% 52.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 84 83
Median daily rate £200 £381 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -47.54% +52.50% +2.04%
10th Percentile £137 £130 £140
90th Percentile £488 £513 £450
South East median daily rate £349 £376 £321
% change year-on-year -7.31% +17.23% -2.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 12
Median hourly rate £13.50 £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.86% +25.00% -15.15%
10th Percentile £10.75 £16.25 £10.30
90th Percentile £15.80 £18.75 £18.68
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.57
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.63% +3.77%

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 88 175 221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 17.96% 21.90% 17.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 134 154
Median daily rate £400 £438 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +13.27% +10.36%
10th Percentile £175 £135 £145
90th Percentile £613 £546 £597
South East median daily rate £425 £435 £400
% change year-on-year -2.30% +8.75% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 13
Median hourly rate £14.00 £47.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.53% +239.29% -24.32%
10th Percentile £10.75 £21.75 £10.60
90th Percentile £25.80 £50.75 £18.75
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.19
% change year-on-year - -1.16% -1.89%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Oxfordshire

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in Oxfordshire.

Daily rate trend for Active Directory in Oxfordshire

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Active Directory in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Oxfordshire

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in Oxfordshire.

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 9 April 2020. 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 24 £200 -20.00% 9
Abingdon +2 7 £200 - 4
Kidlington -2 4 £475 -
Bicester - 1 - -
Active Directory
South East

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, 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 37 (74.00%) Windows
2 31 (62.00%) Office 365
3 27 (54.00%) Microsoft
4 21 (42.00%) Windows 10
5 13 (26.00%) Microsoft Office
5 13 (26.00%) Azure
6 12 (24.00%) Windows Server
7 11 (22.00%) SharePoint
7 11 (22.00%) DHCP
8 10 (20.00%) Migration
8 10 (20.00%) Windows 7
9 9 (18.00%) VoIP
9 9 (18.00%) DNS
10 7 (14.00%) VMware
11 6 (12.00%) Cisco
12 5 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 5 (10.00%) Apache
12 5 (10.00%) IIS
12 5 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
13 4 (8.00%) SQL
13 4 (8.00%) MS Exchange
13 4 (8.00%) LAN
13 4 (8.00%) SCCM
14 3 (6.00%) JIRA
14 3 (6.00%) Security Cleared
14 3 (6.00%) AWS
14 3 (6.00%) VPN
14 3 (6.00%) Apple
14 3 (6.00%) Workflow
14 3 (6.00%) Stakeholder 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 11 (22.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (10.00%) Apache
2 5 (10.00%) IIS
3 4 (8.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (26.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 31 (62.00%) Office 365
2 13 (26.00%) Azure
3 3 (6.00%) AWS
3 3 (6.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (4.00%) Power Platform
4 2 (4.00%) PowerApps
4 2 (4.00%) Yammer
5 1 (2.00%) G Suite
5 1 (2.00%) IaaS
5 1 (2.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.00%) DHCP
2 9 (18.00%) DNS
2 9 (18.00%) VoIP
3 4 (8.00%) LAN
4 3 (6.00%) Intranet
4 3 (6.00%) VPN
5 2 (4.00%) Firewall
5 2 (4.00%) SAN
5 2 (4.00%) Skype
5 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.00%) VLAN
5 2 (4.00%) WAN
5 2 (4.00%) Wireless
6 1 (2.00%) Network Security
6 1 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (6.00%) JIRA
2 1 (2.00%) Hudson
General
1 2 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (4.00%) Police
1 2 (4.00%) Public Sector
2 1 (2.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (32.00%) Support Engineer
2 12 (24.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 12 (24.00%) Desktop Support
3 10 (20.00%) Analyst
4 9 (18.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 9 (18.00%) Support Analyst
4 9 (18.00%) Windows Engineer
5 8 (16.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 8 (16.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 8 (16.00%) IT Engineer
6 7 (14.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 7 (14.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 7 (14.00%) IT Support
6 7 (14.00%) IT Support Engineer
6 7 (14.00%) Windows Support Engineer
7 6 (12.00%) Server Engineer
8 5 (10.00%) Hardware Engineer
8 5 (10.00%) Hardware Support Engineer
8 5 (10.00%) Server Support
8 5 (10.00%) Software Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) LAMP
1 2 (4.00%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (6.00%) User Experience
3 2 (4.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.00%) PKI
4 1 (2.00%) BYOD
4 1 (2.00%) iPhone
4 1 (2.00%) NHS
4 1 (2.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 37 (74.00%) Windows
2 21 (42.00%) Windows 10
3 12 (24.00%) Windows Server
4 10 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (4.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.00%) Android
6 1 (2.00%) Linux
6 1 (2.00%) Mac OS
6 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.00%) Migration
2 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 3 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (6.00%) Workflow
3 2 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (4.00%) Chat Support
3 2 (4.00%) CRM
3 2 (4.00%) DevOps
3 2 (4.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (4.00%) ERP
3 2 (4.00%) ITIL
3 2 (4.00%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (4.00%) Technical Leadership
3 2 (4.00%) Time Management
3 2 (4.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (2.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (2.00%) Change Management
4 1 (2.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (2.00%) Product Management
4 1 (2.00%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.00%) DBS Check
1 3 (6.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.00%) Degree
2 2 (4.00%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (2.00%) CCNA
3 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 5 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.00%) vSphere
3 1 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) SCCM
2 2 (4.00%) AirWatch
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (54.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.00%) VMware
3 6 (12.00%) Cisco
4 3 (6.00%) Apple
4 3 (6.00%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (4.00%) Adobe
5 2 (4.00%) CommVault
5 2 (4.00%) Meraki
6 1 (2.00%) Citrix
6 1 (2.00%) Dell
6 1 (2.00%) Fortinet
6 1 (2.00%) Ruckus Wireless
6 1 (2.00%) SonicWALL
6 1 (2.00%) Twitter
6 1 (2.00%) Zscaler