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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 25 12 7
Rank change year-on-year -13 -5  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 38 51 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 6.86% 10.26% 12.56%
As % of the System Software category 60.32% 83.61% 76.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 38 54
Median daily rate £235 £225 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% -37.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £144 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £331 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -3.12% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 14
Median hourly rate £14.85 £14.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.07% -11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £12.60 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £14.50 £19.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  

Active Directory is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 63 61 111
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 11.37% 12.27% 16.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 42 64
Median daily rate £338 £250 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.00% -28.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £171 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £362 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 22
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.78% -25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £12.70 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £21.85 £32.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire citing Active Directory as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -19 17 £235 +4.44% 9
Abingdon - 3 £188 - 7
Banbury +5 2 £300 -
Bicester - 1 - -
Active Directory
South East

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 56 (77.78%) Windows
2 31 (43.06%) Microsoft
3 28 (38.89%) Windows Server
4 23 (31.94%) SCCM
5 20 (27.78%) VMware
6 19 (26.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 18 (25.00%) Office 365
8 17 (23.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (23.61%) DNS
9 15 (20.83%) Citrix
10 14 (19.44%) DHCP
10 14 (19.44%) SQL
10 14 (19.44%) SCOM
10 14 (19.44%) Hyper-V
11 13 (18.06%) Windows 10
11 13 (18.06%) MS Office
12 12 (16.67%) ITIL
12 12 (16.67%) MS Excel
13 11 (15.28%) Migration
14 10 (13.89%) Microsoft App-V
14 10 (13.89%) PowerShell
15 9 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
16 8 (11.11%) vSphere
16 8 (11.11%) XenApp
16 8 (11.11%) Firewall
16 8 (11.11%) MS Exchange
16 8 (11.11%) Linux
16 8 (11.11%) SQL Server
16 8 (11.11%) Application Virtualisation

Active Directory
Top Related 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 8 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.94%) Skype for Business
3 3 (4.17%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.78%) Apache
4 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.78%) IIS
5 1 (1.39%) Drupal
5 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (18.06%) MS Office
2 12 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.78%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 18 (25.00%) Office 365
2 9 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (9.72%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (5.56%) IaaS
5 3 (4.17%) PaaS
6 2 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.39%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 17 (23.61%) DNS
2 14 (19.44%) DHCP
3 8 (11.11%) Firewall
4 5 (6.94%) Skype
5 4 (5.56%) LAN
5 4 (5.56%) SAN
5 4 (5.56%) WAN
6 3 (4.17%) Network Security
6 3 (4.17%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (4.17%) VoIP
7 2 (2.78%) IP Telephony
7 2 (2.78%) VPN
8 1 (1.39%) 3G
8 1 (1.39%) Broadband
8 1 (1.39%) Internet
8 1 (1.39%) IPv4
8 1 (1.39%) LDAP
8 1 (1.39%) SSL
8 1 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.56%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.78%) MySQL
5 1 (1.39%) Big Data
5 1 (1.39%) DB2
5 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.39%) MSI
General
1 5 (6.94%) Back Office
2 3 (4.17%) Finance
3 1 (1.39%) Advertising
3 1 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (20.83%) Analyst
2 13 (18.06%) Support Engineer
3 11 (15.28%) Service Analyst
3 11 (15.28%) Service Desk Analyst
4 10 (13.89%) 2nd Line Support
4 10 (13.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (11.11%) IT Support
6 7 (9.72%) Windows Engineer
7 6 (8.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (6.94%) Active Directory Support
8 5 (6.94%) Citrix Engineer
8 5 (6.94%) Service Desk Support
8 5 (6.94%) Service Desk Support Analyst
9 4 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
9 4 (5.56%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 4 (5.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 4 (5.56%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 4 (5.56%) Support Analyst
9 4 (5.56%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.56%) Web Services
2 2 (2.78%) .NET
2 2 (2.78%) WAP
3 1 (1.39%) Java EE
3 1 (1.39%) XML
3 1 (1.39%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.56%) BYOD
3 3 (4.17%) PKI
4 2 (2.78%) CCTV
4 2 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.78%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.78%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.78%) EPoS
5 1 (1.39%) Biotechnology
5 1 (1.39%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.39%) PMI
5 1 (1.39%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 56 (77.78%) Windows
2 28 (38.89%) Windows Server
3 19 (26.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 17 (23.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (18.06%) Windows 10
7 8 (11.11%) Linux
8 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (6.94%) Mac OS
10 3 (4.17%) Apple iOS
10 3 (4.17%) Mac OS X
10 3 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (4.17%) Unix
10 3 (4.17%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.39%) Android
11 1 (1.39%) CentOS
11 1 (1.39%) HPUX
11 1 (1.39%) Solaris
11 1 (1.39%) SUSE
11 1 (1.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.67%) ITIL
2 11 (15.28%) Migration
3 8 (11.11%) Application Virtualisation
4 4 (5.56%) Compatibility Testing
4 4 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (5.56%) Service Delivery
5 3 (4.17%) Business Continuity
5 3 (4.17%) CRM
5 3 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (4.17%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (4.17%) Problem Management
5 3 (4.17%) Service Design
5 3 (4.17%) Time Management
6 2 (2.78%) ITIL V3
6 2 (2.78%) Network Design
6 2 (2.78%) Operations Management
6 2 (2.78%) Storage Virtualisation
6 2 (2.78%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (1.39%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 14 (19.44%) SQL
2 10 (13.89%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.78%) VBScript
4 1 (1.39%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (6.94%) MCSE
3 3 (4.17%) DBS Check
4 2 (2.78%) CCNA
4 2 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.78%) MCTS
5 1 (1.39%) Degree
5 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.39%) MCDST
5 1 (1.39%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.39%) PMP
5 1 (1.39%) RHCE
5 1 (1.39%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) SLA
2 1 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 14 (19.44%) Hyper-V
2 10 (13.89%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (11.11%) vSphere
3 8 (11.11%) XenApp
4 7 (9.72%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (8.33%) XenDesktop
6 3 (4.17%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (2.78%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.39%) VirtualBox
8 1 (1.39%) Xen
8 1 (1.39%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (31.94%) SCCM
2 14 (19.44%) SCOM
3 6 (8.33%) NetBackup
4 4 (5.56%) AppDNA
4 4 (5.56%) EdgeSight
5 2 (2.78%) Tivoli
5 2 (2.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.39%) Ansible
6 1 (1.39%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.39%) Puppet
6 1 (1.39%) SmoothWall
6 1 (1.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (1.39%) Sysprep
6 1 (1.39%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (1.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (43.06%) Microsoft
2 20 (27.78%) VMware
3 15 (20.83%) Citrix
4 7 (9.72%) Apple
4 7 (9.72%) Dell
4 7 (9.72%) NetApp
5 5 (6.94%) Sophos
5 5 (6.94%) Veritas
6 3 (4.17%) Cisco
6 3 (4.17%) HP
6 3 (4.17%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.78%) Adobe
7 2 (2.78%) Avaya
7 2 (2.78%) Oracle
8 1 (1.39%) AppSense
8 1 (1.39%) CommVault
8 1 (1.39%) Google
8 1 (1.39%) IBM
8 1 (1.39%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.39%) Symantec
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