Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 30 11
Rank change year-on-year +11 -19 +5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 121 95 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 9.73% 7.53% 10.33%
As % of the System Software category 51.93% 50.26% 61.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 65 91
Oxfordshire median daily rate £325 £275 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +19.57% -11.54%
10th Percentile £134 £150 £130
90th Percentile £420 £438 £450
South East median daily rate £315 £325 £320
% change year-on-year -3.08% +1.56% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 25
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £10.00 £14.94 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.05% +6.70% -11.11%
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £14.69 £17.00
% change year-on-year +2.13% -13.60% +13.33%

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 233 189 223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 18.73% 14.98% 16.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 113 152
Oxfordshire median daily rate £400 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +25.00% -
10th Percentile £170 £179 £143
90th Percentile £538 £475 £500
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14% +3.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 22
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £10.00 £16.50 £15.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.39% +3.58% -6.29%
South East median hourly rate £16.71 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.37% -14.29% +14.75%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 0 63 £325 +18.18% 11
Kidlington +2 8 £388 -16.22% 3
Abingdon +5 7 £350 +70.73% 4
Banbury -2 5 £300 -26.61%
Carterton - 4 £105 - 1
Thame - 4 £355 -
Witney -2 2 - - 1
Henley-on-Thames - 1 - -
Active Directory
South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 107 (88.43%) Windows
2 73 (60.33%) Microsoft
3 54 (44.63%) VMware
4 52 (42.98%) Office 365
5 48 (39.67%) DNS
6 45 (37.19%) DHCP
6 45 (37.19%) Windows Server
7 38 (31.40%) Hyper-V
8 37 (30.58%) VMware Infrastructure
9 35 (28.93%) PowerShell
9 35 (28.93%) SCCM
10 31 (25.62%) Windows 10
11 30 (24.79%) Windows Server 2012
12 29 (23.97%) SCOM
13 26 (21.49%) LDAP
13 26 (21.49%) Disaster Recovery
14 25 (20.66%) Kerberos
15 24 (19.83%) Windows 7
16 19 (15.70%) Microsoft Azure
16 19 (15.70%) Cisco
16 19 (15.70%) ITIL
16 19 (15.70%) Change Management
17 18 (14.88%) Problem Management
18 17 (14.05%) MS Exchange
18 17 (14.05%) NetApp
19 16 (13.22%) Microsoft App-V
19 16 (13.22%) Amazon AWS
20 15 (12.40%) Citrix
20 15 (12.40%) SQL
21 14 (11.57%) Task Automation

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 17 (14.05%) MS Exchange
2 8 (6.61%) IIS
3 4 (3.31%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.65%) Apache
5 2 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.65%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.65%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.83%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.83%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.83%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.83%) Totara
6 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (7.44%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.65%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 52 (42.98%) Office 365
2 19 (15.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (13.22%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (4.13%) IaaS
4 5 (4.13%) PaaS
5 2 (1.65%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.65%) G Suite
6 1 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.83%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (39.67%) DNS
2 45 (37.19%) DHCP
3 26 (21.49%) LDAP
4 25 (20.66%) Kerberos
5 13 (10.74%) Firewall
6 10 (8.26%) SAN
7 9 (7.44%) Network Security
7 9 (7.44%) Remote Desktop
7 9 (7.44%) VoIP
8 8 (6.61%) SMS
9 6 (4.96%) LAN
9 6 (4.96%) TCP/IP
9 6 (4.96%) WAN
10 5 (4.13%) Internet
11 4 (3.31%) VLAN
11 4 (3.31%) VPN
12 3 (2.48%) FTP
12 3 (2.48%) MPLS
12 3 (2.48%) PBX
12 3 (2.48%) Symposium
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.48%) MongoDB
2 3 (2.48%) OLAP
2 3 (2.48%) OLAP Cube
2 3 (2.48%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (4.13%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.83%) Ant
2 1 (0.83%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.83%) GitLab
2 1 (0.83%) Hudson
2 1 (0.83%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.83%) JIRA
2 1 (0.83%) Maven
2 1 (0.83%) Subversion
2 1 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (8.26%) Publishing
2 5 (4.13%) Finance
3 3 (2.48%) Billing
3 3 (2.48%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.83%) Banking
4 1 (0.83%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (17.36%) Windows Engineer
2 18 (14.88%) Analyst
3 15 (12.40%) Support Engineer
4 13 (10.74%) Service Analyst
4 13 (10.74%) Service Desk Analyst
4 13 (10.74%) Systems Engineer
5 12 (9.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (9.92%) SCCM Engineer
6 10 (8.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 10 (8.26%) Active Directory Engineer
6 10 (8.26%) Desktop Support
7 8 (6.61%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (6.61%) IT Analyst
7 8 (6.61%) Operations Engineer
8 7 (5.79%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 7 (5.79%) Consultant
8 7 (5.79%) Desktop Engineer
8 7 (5.79%) IT Support
9 6 (4.96%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (4.96%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.79%) Web Services
2 4 (3.31%) .NET
3 3 (2.48%) Angular 2
3 3 (2.48%) AngularJS
3 3 (2.48%) CSS
3 3 (2.48%) REST
3 3 (2.48%) SOAP
3 3 (2.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (1.65%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.65%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (1.65%) HTML
4 2 (1.65%) Razor View Engine
5 1 (0.83%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.83%) LAMP
5 1 (0.83%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.26%) Replication
2 9 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.44%) Clustering
3 6 (4.96%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.13%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.13%) PDA
5 3 (2.48%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.48%) NHS
6 2 (1.65%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.65%) EPoS
6 2 (1.65%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.65%) RIA
6 2 (1.65%) User Experience
6 2 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.83%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.83%) iPad
7 1 (0.83%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 107 (88.43%) Windows
2 45 (37.19%) Windows Server
3 31 (25.62%) Windows 10
4 30 (24.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (19.83%) Windows 7
6 13 (10.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (9.92%) Linux
8 11 (9.09%) Windows 8
9 7 (5.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (4.96%) Windows XP
11 3 (2.48%) Unix
12 2 (1.65%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.65%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.83%) Android
13 1 (0.83%) CentOS
13 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.83%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.83%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (21.49%) Disaster Recovery
2 19 (15.70%) Change Management
2 19 (15.70%) ITIL
3 18 (14.88%) Problem Management
4 14 (11.57%) Task Automation
5 13 (10.74%) Service Design
6 12 (9.92%) Application Packaging
7 11 (9.09%) Incident Management
7 11 (9.09%) Service Delivery
8 10 (8.26%) Migration
9 9 (7.44%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (7.44%) Project Management
10 8 (6.61%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (6.61%) Mobile Device Management
11 7 (5.79%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (5.79%) Patch Management
12 5 (4.13%) Configuration Management
12 5 (4.13%) Proactive Management
13 4 (3.31%) DevOps
13 4 (3.31%) Storage Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 35 (28.93%) PowerShell
2 15 (12.40%) SQL
3 4 (3.31%) VB
4 3 (2.48%) C#
5 2 (1.65%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.65%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.83%) Java
6 1 (0.83%) Python
6 1 (0.83%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (9.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (5.79%) Degree
3 5 (4.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (4.13%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.31%) MCSE
5 3 (2.48%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.65%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.65%) CCNA
6 2 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.65%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.83%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.26%) SLA
2 4 (3.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.65%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 38 (31.40%) Hyper-V
2 37 (30.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (13.22%) Microsoft App-V
4 13 (10.74%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (5.79%) vSphere
6 5 (4.13%) XenApp
6 5 (4.13%) XenDesktop
7 3 (2.48%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (2.48%) XenServer
8 2 (1.65%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.83%) Docker
9 1 (0.83%) NFS
9 1 (0.83%) Samba
9 1 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.83%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 35 (28.93%) SCCM
2 29 (23.97%) SCOM
3 13 (10.74%) NetBackup
4 11 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.65%) Ansible
5 2 (1.65%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.83%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.83%) OSSEC
6 1 (0.83%) Puppet
Vendors
1 73 (60.33%) Microsoft
2 54 (44.63%) VMware
3 19 (15.70%) Cisco
4 17 (14.05%) NetApp
5 15 (12.40%) Citrix
6 13 (10.74%) McAfee
7 8 (6.61%) HP
8 4 (3.31%) Avaya
9 3 (2.48%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.48%) SolarWinds
9 3 (2.48%) Twitter
10 2 (1.65%) Apple
10 2 (1.65%) Google
10 2 (1.65%) Oracle
10 2 (1.65%) Qualys
11 1 (0.83%) CommVault
11 1 (0.83%) Forcepoint
11 1 (0.83%) Lotus
11 1 (0.83%) Proofpoint
11 1 (0.83%) Sophos