Period
to 22 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 33 13
Rank change year-on-year +20 -20 0
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 122 66 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 9.87% 5.73% 10.13%
As % of the System Software category 57.28% 62.26% 63.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 36 85
Oxfordshire median daily rate £279 £250 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.50% - -21.88%
10th Percentile £140 £144 £132
90th Percentile £450 £400 £455
South East median daily rate £325 £336 £325
% change year-on-year -3.20% +3.31% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 14
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.15% +17.86% -9.68%
10th Percentile £10.30 £13.75 £12.15
90th Percentile £18.68 £21.00 £19.05
South East median hourly rate £15.57 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.77% - -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 213 106 172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 17.23% 9.20% 15.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 59 136
Oxfordshire median daily rate £383 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.43% +9.38% -1.54%
10th Percentile £143 £150 £158
90th Percentile £598 £500 £500
South East median daily rate £401 £389 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 16
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +26.32% -22.97%
10th Percentile £10.60 £13.75 £12.25
90th Percentile £18.75 £34.38 £31.00
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -4.48%

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 April 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
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 April 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 +21 64 £255 - 6
Kidlington 0 8 £385 -16.76% 6
Bicester +1 4 £163 -
Banbury -2 4 £425 +22.74% 1
Abingdon 0 3 £267 +77.67% 8
Thame - 3 £120 - 4
Witney +5 2 - - 3
Carterton - 2 £108 -
Active Directory
South East

For the 6 months to 22 April 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.

1 111 (90.98%) Windows
2 61 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 61 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 47 (38.52%) Windows 10
4 45 (36.89%) Office 365
5 44 (36.07%) Microsoft Office
6 34 (27.87%) SCCM
7 30 (24.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 30 (24.59%) VMware
8 28 (22.95%) Windows 7
8 28 (22.95%) Microsoft Azure
9 24 (19.67%) PowerShell
9 24 (19.67%) DNS
10 23 (18.85%) ITIL
11 22 (18.03%) DHCP
11 22 (18.03%) Apple
11 22 (18.03%) Amazon AWS
12 21 (17.21%) VMware Infrastructure
12 21 (17.21%) Mobile Device Management
13 18 (14.75%) MS Exchange
14 17 (13.93%) Remote Desktop
15 15 (12.30%) Microsoft App-V
15 15 (12.30%) Mac OS
15 15 (12.30%) Apple iOS
15 15 (12.30%) Problem Management
16 14 (11.48%) Microsoft Intune
16 14 (11.48%) Web Services
16 14 (11.48%) SQL Server
17 13 (10.66%) Migration
18 12 (9.84%) VoIP

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 18 (14.75%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.74%) IIS
3 6 (4.92%) Apache
4 5 (4.10%) K2 blackpearl
5 3 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.46%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.64%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.64%) Totara
7 1 (0.82%) Confluence
7 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.82%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.82%) WebSphere
Applications
1 44 (36.07%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (7.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (4.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 45 (36.89%) Office 365
2 28 (22.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (18.03%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (5.74%) G Suite
5 5 (4.10%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (4.10%) PaaS
6 4 (3.28%) IaaS
7 3 (2.46%) SaaS
8 2 (1.64%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (1.64%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (19.67%) DNS
2 22 (18.03%) DHCP
3 17 (13.93%) Remote Desktop
4 12 (9.84%) VoIP
5 8 (6.56%) VPN
6 7 (5.74%) Firewall
6 7 (5.74%) LAN
6 7 (5.74%) Network Security
7 5 (4.10%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (3.28%) SAN
8 4 (3.28%) WAN
9 3 (2.46%) Skype
9 3 (2.46%) SMS
9 3 (2.46%) TCP/IP
10 2 (1.64%) IPsec
10 2 (1.64%) MPLS
10 2 (1.64%) PSTN
10 2 (1.64%) VLAN
10 2 (1.64%) Wireless
11 1 (0.82%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.48%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.02%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (5.74%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.46%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.82%) JIRA
1 1 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (4.10%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.28%) Publishing
3 2 (1.64%) Banking
3 2 (1.64%) Finance
3 2 (1.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (24.59%) Support Engineer
2 24 (19.67%) Windows Engineer
3 20 (16.39%) IT Support
3 20 (16.39%) Systems Engineer
4 18 (14.75%) Analyst
4 18 (14.75%) Desktop Support
5 16 (13.11%) 2nd Line Support
6 15 (12.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 14 (11.48%) Active Directory Support
8 12 (9.84%) Windows Systems Engineer
9 11 (9.02%) Active Directory Engineer
10 10 (8.20%) Service Analyst
10 10 (8.20%) Service Desk Analyst
10 10 (8.20%) Support Analyst
10 10 (8.20%) Windows Support Engineer
11 9 (7.38%) SCCM Engineer
11 9 (7.38%) Server Engineer
11 9 (7.38%) Server Support
11 9 (7.38%) Technical Support
11 9 (7.38%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.48%) Web Services
2 3 (2.46%) .NET
3 1 (0.82%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.82%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.82%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.82%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (0.82%) CSS
3 1 (0.82%) HTML
3 1 (0.82%) Middleware
3 1 (0.82%) OAuth
3 1 (0.82%) OpenID
3 1 (0.82%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.74%) Data Centre
1 7 (5.74%) iPhone
2 5 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.10%) Fat Client
2 5 (4.10%) Thin Client
3 4 (3.28%) NHS
4 3 (2.46%) iPad
4 3 (2.46%) PMI
4 3 (2.46%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.64%) Clustering
5 2 (1.64%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.64%) EPoS
5 2 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.64%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.82%) CCTV
6 1 (0.82%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.82%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.82%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 111 (90.98%) Windows
2 61 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 47 (38.52%) Windows 10
4 30 (24.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (22.95%) Windows 7
6 15 (12.30%) Apple iOS
6 15 (12.30%) Mac OS
7 10 (8.20%) Android
8 9 (7.38%) Windows 8
9 7 (5.74%) Linux
9 7 (5.74%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (4.92%) Windows XP
11 3 (2.46%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.82%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.82%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.82%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (18.85%) ITIL
2 21 (17.21%) Mobile Device Management
3 15 (12.30%) Problem Management
4 13 (10.66%) Migration
5 12 (9.84%) Application Packaging
6 11 (9.02%) Data Protection
6 11 (9.02%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (7.38%) Change Management
8 8 (6.56%) Runbook
8 8 (6.56%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (4.92%) Project Management
9 6 (4.92%) Service Delivery
9 6 (4.92%) Time Management
10 5 (4.10%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (4.10%) Hardware Maintenance
10 5 (4.10%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (4.10%) Virtual Infrastructure
11 4 (3.28%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (3.28%) Break/Fix
11 4 (3.28%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 24 (19.67%) PowerShell
2 7 (5.74%) SQL
3 2 (1.64%) C#
4 1 (0.82%) C
4 1 (0.82%) Java
4 1 (0.82%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (4.92%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.10%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.28%) A+ Certification
4 3 (2.46%) DBS Check
4 3 (2.46%) PMI Certification
4 3 (2.46%) PMP
5 2 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.64%) MCSE
5 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.82%) CCNA
6 1 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.82%) Degree
6 1 (0.82%) MCITP
6 1 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.02%) GDPR
2 3 (2.46%) SLA
3 1 (0.82%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 21 (17.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (12.30%) Microsoft App-V
3 12 (9.84%) Hyper-V
4 6 (4.92%) vSphere
5 5 (4.10%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.64%) XenApp
7 2 (1.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 34 (27.87%) SCCM
2 14 (11.48%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (4.92%) SCOM
4 4 (3.28%) AirWatch
4 4 (3.28%) Backup Exec
4 4 (3.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.64%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.64%) WSUS
6 1 (0.82%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.82%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.82%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 61 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 30 (24.59%) VMware
3 22 (18.03%) Apple
4 12 (9.84%) Cisco
5 9 (7.38%) Google
6 7 (5.74%) Citrix
7 6 (4.92%) Atlassian
8 5 (4.10%) HP
8 5 (4.10%) McAfee
8 5 (4.10%) Synology
9 3 (2.46%) Aerohive Networks
9 3 (2.46%) Dell
9 3 (2.46%) Meraki
9 3 (2.46%) NetApp
10 2 (1.64%) Acronis
10 2 (1.64%) Oracle
10 2 (1.64%) Palo Alto
10 2 (1.64%) Proofpoint
11 1 (0.82%) F5
11 1 (0.82%) Splunk