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 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 18 23
Rank change year-on-year -24 +5  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 26 49 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 4.17% 8.17% 8.12%
As % of the System Software category 45.61% 53.85% 65.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 34 35
Median daily rate £338 £310 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.87% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £110 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £405 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 9
Median hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -16.79%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.38 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £21.75 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  

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 57 91 93
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 9.13% 15.17% 12.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 67 53
Median daily rate £400 £364 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.89% +18.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 16
Median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -21.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.70 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £145.00 £21.60 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -27.64% +28.57%  

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 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 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 -13 12 £265 -13.11% 7
Abingdon 0 4 £288 +40.24% 2
Thame - 2 £400 -
Banbury 0 1 £400 +10.11% 1
Active Directory
South East

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 50 (79.37%) Windows
2 38 (60.32%) Microsoft
3 24 (38.10%) Windows Server
4 17 (26.98%) Microsoft Office
5 16 (25.40%) Windows 7
5 16 (25.40%) Office 365
6 13 (20.63%) VMware
7 12 (19.05%) SQL
7 12 (19.05%) Hyper-V
8 10 (15.87%) Linux
8 10 (15.87%) MS Exchange
9 9 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
10 8 (12.70%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (12.70%) Microsoft Azure
10 8 (12.70%) Citrix
10 8 (12.70%) ITIL
11 7 (11.11%) Windows 10
11 7 (11.11%) PowerShell
11 7 (11.11%) SCCM
12 6 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (7.94%) Service Delivery
13 5 (7.94%) Migration
13 5 (7.94%) SQL Server
13 5 (7.94%) CRM
13 5 (7.94%) VoIP
13 5 (7.94%) Apple
13 5 (7.94%) Break/Fix
13 5 (7.94%) IaaS
13 5 (7.94%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (7.94%) Amazon AWS

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 10 (15.87%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.35%) Apache
2 4 (6.35%) IIS
3 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.59%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.59%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (26.98%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.59%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.17%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 16 (25.40%) Office 365
2 8 (12.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (7.94%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (7.94%) IaaS
4 4 (6.35%) PaaS
5 3 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.59%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.59%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.94%) VoIP
2 4 (6.35%) Firewall
2 4 (6.35%) Network Security
3 3 (4.76%) DNS
3 3 (4.76%) SAN
4 2 (3.17%) DHCP
4 2 (3.17%) LDAP
4 2 (3.17%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.59%) 3G
5 1 (1.59%) Broadband
5 1 (1.59%) LAN
5 1 (1.59%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.59%) SSL
5 1 (1.59%) VPN
5 1 (1.59%) WAN
5 1 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.94%) SQL Server
1 5 (7.94%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.17%) MySQL
3 1 (1.59%) Big Data
3 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Ant
1 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.59%) Hudson
1 1 (1.59%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.59%) JIRA
1 1 (1.59%) Maven
1 1 (1.59%) Subversion
General
1 4 (6.35%) Finance
2 2 (3.17%) Advertising
3 1 (1.59%) Banking
3 1 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (25.40%) Analyst
2 13 (20.63%) 2nd Line Support
3 11 (17.46%) IT Support
3 11 (17.46%) Support Engineer
4 10 (15.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (15.87%) Service Analyst
4 10 (15.87%) Service Desk Analyst
5 9 (14.29%) Desktop Support
6 8 (12.70%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 7 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 7 (11.11%) IT Analyst
8 6 (9.52%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 6 (9.52%) Active Directory Support
8 6 (9.52%) Service Desk Support
8 6 (9.52%) Support Analyst
9 5 (7.94%) 1st Line Support
9 5 (7.94%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
9 5 (7.94%) Service Desk Support Analyst
10 4 (6.35%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
10 4 (6.35%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.76%) .NET
2 2 (3.17%) WAP
3 1 (1.59%) XML
3 1 (1.59%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.76%) CCTV
1 3 (4.76%) PKI
2 2 (3.17%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.17%) EPoS
2 2 (3.17%) NHS
3 1 (1.59%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.59%) PMI
3 1 (1.59%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 50 (79.37%) Windows
2 24 (38.10%) Windows Server
3 16 (25.40%) Windows 7
4 10 (15.87%) Linux
5 8 (12.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (11.11%) Windows 10
7 6 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (4.76%) Unix
8 3 (4.76%) Windows 8
8 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (4.76%) Windows XP
9 2 (3.17%) Mac OS
9 2 (3.17%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.59%) Android
10 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.59%) CentOS
10 1 (1.59%) HPUX
10 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.59%) VMS
10 1 (1.59%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (12.70%) ITIL
2 5 (7.94%) Break/Fix
2 5 (7.94%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (7.94%) CRM
2 5 (7.94%) Migration
2 5 (7.94%) Service Delivery
3 4 (6.35%) Application Virtualisation
4 3 (4.76%) Business Continuity
4 3 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (4.76%) Network Design
4 3 (4.76%) Storage Virtualisation
5 2 (3.17%) DevOps
5 2 (3.17%) Task Automation
5 2 (3.17%) Virtual Environments
6 1 (1.59%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (1.59%) Coaching
6 1 (1.59%) High Availability
6 1 (1.59%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (1.59%) Software Deployment
6 1 (1.59%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.05%) SQL
2 7 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.17%) VBScript
4 1 (1.59%) Python
4 1 (1.59%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (4.76%) CCNA
1 3 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (4.76%) MCSE
1 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.17%) DBS Check
2 2 (3.17%) MCTS
3 1 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.59%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.59%) PMP
3 1 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (19.05%) Hyper-V
2 9 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (4.76%) vSphere
5 2 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.59%) Docker
6 1 (1.59%) VirtualBox
6 1 (1.59%) Xen
6 1 (1.59%) XenApp
6 1 (1.59%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.59%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (11.11%) SCCM
2 3 (4.76%) Tivoli
2 3 (4.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (3.17%) Ansible
3 2 (3.17%) SCOM
4 1 (1.59%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.59%) Puppet
4 1 (1.59%) SmoothWall
4 1 (1.59%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (1.59%) WSUS
Vendors
1 38 (60.32%) Microsoft
2 13 (20.63%) VMware
3 8 (12.70%) Citrix
4 5 (7.94%) Apple
5 4 (6.35%) HP
5 4 (6.35%) Sophos
6 3 (4.76%) Adobe
6 3 (4.76%) Cisco
6 3 (4.76%) NetApp
7 2 (3.17%) Avaya
8 1 (1.59%) Freshdesk
8 1 (1.59%) Fujitsu
8 1 (1.59%) Google
8 1 (1.59%) Oracle
8 1 (1.59%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.59%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.59%) Sony
8 1 (1.59%) Splunk
8 1 (1.59%) Veritas
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Thames Valley Police
Rate: £59,726 fixed term contract for 12 Months + excellent benefits
Posted: 12 days ago