Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 23 33
Rank change year-on-year +8 +10 -23
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 108 115 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 9.07% 9.24% 7.35%
As % of the System Software category 56.84% 50.44% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 87 66
Oxfordshire median daily rate £388 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.23% +18.18% +17.65%
10th Percentile £147 £136 £144
90th Percentile £488 £420 £438
South East median daily rate £375 £313 £325
% change year-on-year +20.00% -3.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 8
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £10.00 £14.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.00% -33.05% +1.27%
10th Percentile £15.75 £10.00 £10.64
90th Percentile £20.25 £160.00 £17.33
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -3.23% +6.90% -13.82%

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 190 228 184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 15.95% 18.33% 14.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 175 113
Oxfordshire median daily rate £431 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.81% +6.67% +25.00%
10th Percentile £192 £172 £178
90th Percentile £564 £538 £475
South East median daily rate £425 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +6.92% +6.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 11
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.75 £10.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.50% -39.39% +3.13%
10th Percentile £15.84 £10.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £41.88 £160.00 £37.25
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -14.29%

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 13 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 13 November 2018.

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 13 November 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 +4 51 £375 +15.38% 11
Kidlington +6 13 £431 +11.29% 2
Banbury +2 9 £452 +50.67% 1
Witney +5 8 £105 - 3
Henley-on-Thames -1 5 £250 -
Carterton 0 3 £190 +80.95%
Abingdon -17 1 - - 5
Active Directory
South East

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 82 (75.93%) Windows
2 74 (68.52%) Microsoft
3 45 (41.67%) Windows Server
4 44 (40.74%) Office 365
5 34 (31.48%) Microsoft Azure
6 33 (30.56%) PowerShell
7 31 (28.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 28 (25.93%) VMware
9 27 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
9 27 (25.00%) SharePoint
9 27 (25.00%) SCCM
10 25 (23.15%) Windows 10
11 23 (21.30%) Migration
12 21 (19.44%) ITIL
13 18 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
13 18 (16.67%) SQL Server
13 18 (16.67%) MS Exchange
13 18 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
13 18 (16.67%) OneDrive
14 17 (15.74%) Runbook
14 17 (15.74%) DNS
15 16 (14.81%) SharePoint 2013
16 15 (13.89%) Server Monitoring
16 15 (13.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 15 (13.89%) Data Migration
16 15 (13.89%) Hyper-V
17 14 (12.96%) Windows Server 2008
17 14 (12.96%) VoIP
17 14 (12.96%) Apple
18 13 (12.04%) Analytical Skills

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 27 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 18 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 16 (14.81%) SharePoint 2013
4 9 (8.33%) IIS
5 4 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (3.70%) Totara
6 3 (2.78%) CMS
6 3 (2.78%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.85%) Apache
Applications
1 27 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.85%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Cloud Services
1 44 (40.74%) Office 365
2 34 (31.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (16.67%) OneDrive
4 11 (10.19%) Yammer
5 8 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (6.48%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (6.48%) IaaS
7 6 (5.56%) PaaS
8 5 (4.63%) Mimecast
9 4 (3.70%) SaaS
10 2 (1.85%) G Suite
11 1 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (15.74%) DNS
2 14 (12.96%) VoIP
3 13 (12.04%) DHCP
4 10 (9.26%) SAN
5 9 (8.33%) Firewall
5 9 (8.33%) LAN
6 8 (7.41%) WAN
7 6 (5.56%) VPN
8 4 (3.70%) IPv4
9 3 (2.78%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (2.78%) Internet
9 3 (2.78%) MPLS
9 3 (2.78%) Network Security
10 2 (1.85%) Asterisk PBX
10 2 (1.85%) PBX
10 2 (1.85%) Skype
11 1 (0.93%) IPv6
11 1 (0.93%) SMS
11 1 (0.93%) SNMP
11 1 (0.93%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.93%) MySQL
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.93%) MSI
General
1 11 (10.19%) Finance
2 9 (8.33%) Publishing
3 8 (7.41%) Banking
4 4 (3.70%) Front Office
5 1 (0.93%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.93%) Automotive
5 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (19.44%) IT Support
2 20 (18.52%) Support Engineer
3 19 (17.59%) Analyst
4 17 (15.74%) Systems Engineer
5 15 (13.89%) Consultant
6 14 (12.96%) Desktop Support
6 14 (12.96%) Office 365 Engineer
7 13 (12.04%) Support Analyst
8 12 (11.11%) IT Analyst
8 12 (11.11%) IT Support Analyst
9 9 (8.33%) SharePoint Engineer
10 7 (6.48%) 1st Line Support
10 7 (6.48%) Active Directory Support
10 7 (6.48%) Windows Engineer
11 6 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (5.56%) IT Technician
11 6 (5.56%) Office 365 Consultant
12 5 (4.63%) IT Engineer
12 5 (4.63%) Service Analyst
12 5 (4.63%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.85%) .NET
1 2 (1.85%) Web Services
2 1 (0.93%) JSON
2 1 (0.93%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.04%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (10.19%) iPhone
3 10 (9.26%) Computer Science
4 9 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (5.56%) Data Centre
5 6 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (3.70%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.78%) iPad
7 3 (2.78%) PKI
7 3 (2.78%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.85%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.85%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.93%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.93%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.93%) NHS
9 1 (0.93%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 82 (75.93%) Windows
2 45 (41.67%) Windows Server
3 31 (28.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (23.15%) Windows 10
5 14 (12.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (10.19%) Windows 7
7 7 (6.48%) Windows 8
8 5 (4.63%) Mac OS X
9 4 (3.70%) Android
10 2 (1.85%) Linux
10 2 (1.85%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.85%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (21.30%) Migration
2 21 (19.44%) ITIL
3 17 (15.74%) Runbook
4 15 (13.89%) Data Migration
4 15 (13.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 15 (13.89%) Server Monitoring
5 13 (12.04%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (11.11%) Content Management
7 9 (8.33%) Application Packaging
8 8 (7.41%) Asset Management
9 7 (6.48%) Identity Management
9 7 (6.48%) Performance Management
9 7 (6.48%) Storage Virtualisation
10 6 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (4.63%) Change Management
11 5 (4.63%) Operations Management
11 5 (4.63%) Time Management
12 4 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (3.70%) Data Protection
12 4 (3.70%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 33 (30.56%) PowerShell
2 9 (8.33%) SQL
3 2 (1.85%) VB.NET
4 1 (0.93%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (11.11%) Degree
3 8 (7.41%) MCSE
4 7 (6.48%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (4.63%) SC Cleared
5 5 (4.63%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.85%) AWS Certification
6 2 (1.85%) MCITP
7 1 (0.93%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.93%) CCNP
7 1 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.93%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.93%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.70%) Government Security Classifications
2 2 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.85%) SLA
3 1 (0.93%) GDPR
System Software
1 18 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (13.89%) Hyper-V
3 11 (10.19%) vSphere
4 6 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (2.78%) BitLocker
5 3 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.85%) Samba
6 2 (1.85%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.93%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.93%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.93%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 27 (25.00%) SCCM
2 8 (7.41%) SCOM
3 5 (4.63%) AirWatch
3 5 (4.63%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (2.78%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.85%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (1.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.93%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.93%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.93%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.93%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 74 (68.52%) Microsoft
2 28 (25.93%) VMware
3 14 (12.96%) Apple
4 11 (10.19%) Cisco
4 11 (10.19%) HP
5 9 (8.33%) Citrix
5 9 (8.33%) NetApp
6 6 (5.56%) Sophos
7 5 (4.63%) Ivanti
8 4 (3.70%) Avaya
9 3 (2.78%) Adobe
9 3 (2.78%) Dell
9 3 (2.78%) Xerox
10 2 (1.85%) Dell Compellent
10 2 (1.85%) Google
10 2 (1.85%) Remedy
10 2 (1.85%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.85%) Symantec
11 1 (0.93%) Brocade
11 1 (0.93%) Fujitsu