Period
to 15 January 2019

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 15 January 2019 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
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 15 30
Rank change year-on-year -2 +15 -18
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 83 134 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 8.64% 11.11% 6.66%
As % of the System Software category 50.61% 54.69% 48.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 108 50
Oxfordshire median daily rate £375 £293 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.21% +6.36% +19.57%
10th Percentile £137 £130 £153
90th Percentile £523 £420 £438
South East median daily rate £376 £320 £330
% change year-on-year +17.50% -3.03% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 9
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.08% -19.70% +6.45%
10th Percentile £15.95 £10.00 £12.95
90th Percentile £18.75 £74.50 £20.33
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year - +3.45% -10.16%

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 164 245 164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 17.07% 20.32% 13.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 199 90
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +4.58% +22.40%
10th Percentile £192 £150 £178
90th Percentile £590 £578 £481
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 11
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.08% -19.70% +1.54%
10th Percentile £16.00 £10.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £28.13 £74.50 £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 15 January 2019.

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 15 January 2019. 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 -9 29 £388 +55.00% 7
Kidlington +6 11 £475 +24.59% 3
Witney +3 10 £105 -
Henley-on-Thames - 5 £250 -
Banbury +2 4 £280 -6.67%
Carterton 0 2 £150 +42.86% 1
Active Directory
South East

For the 6 months to 15 January 2019, 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 73 (87.95%) Windows
2 51 (61.45%) Microsoft
3 36 (43.37%) Windows Server
4 31 (37.35%) Office 365
5 23 (27.71%) Microsoft Office
6 22 (26.51%) Microsoft Azure
6 22 (26.51%) Windows 10
7 21 (25.30%) SCCM
8 19 (22.89%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (20.48%) ITIL
9 17 (20.48%) PowerShell
10 16 (19.28%) MS Exchange
10 16 (19.28%) DNS
10 16 (19.28%) VMware
11 14 (16.87%) Hyper-V
11 14 (16.87%) Firewall
11 14 (16.87%) Problem-Solving
12 13 (15.66%) SharePoint
13 12 (14.46%) Amazon AWS
14 11 (13.25%) VPN
14 11 (13.25%) WAN
14 11 (13.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 10 (12.05%) LAN
15 10 (12.05%) IaaS
16 9 (10.84%) Azure Active Directory
16 9 (10.84%) SCOM
16 9 (10.84%) SQL Server
16 9 (10.84%) VoIP
16 9 (10.84%) DHCP
16 9 (10.84%) Citrix

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 16 (19.28%) MS Exchange
2 13 (15.66%) SharePoint
3 6 (7.23%) IIS
4 4 (4.82%) Totara
5 3 (3.61%) CMS
5 3 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.61%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.20%) GroupWise
Applications
1 23 (27.71%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (7.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 31 (37.35%) Office 365
2 22 (26.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (14.46%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (12.05%) IaaS
5 9 (10.84%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (9.64%) PaaS
6 8 (9.64%) SaaS
7 5 (6.02%) Mimecast
8 4 (4.82%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (3.61%) Amazon S3
10 2 (2.41%) G Suite
10 2 (2.41%) Yammer
11 1 (1.20%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (19.28%) DNS
2 14 (16.87%) Firewall
3 11 (13.25%) VPN
3 11 (13.25%) WAN
4 10 (12.05%) LAN
5 9 (10.84%) DHCP
5 9 (10.84%) VoIP
6 7 (8.43%) SAN
7 3 (3.61%) Internet
7 3 (3.61%) IPv4
7 3 (3.61%) MPLS
7 3 (3.61%) Network Security
8 2 (2.41%) Skype
9 1 (1.20%) SMS
9 1 (1.20%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.84%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.82%) MySQL
3 3 (3.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (3.61%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (3.61%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.20%) Power BI
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.20%) JIRA
1 1 (1.20%) MSI
General
1 7 (8.43%) Finance
2 6 (7.23%) Banking
3 5 (6.02%) Publishing
4 4 (4.82%) Front Office
5 1 (1.20%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (21.69%) Analyst
2 15 (18.07%) IT Support
3 11 (13.25%) Support Analyst
3 11 (13.25%) Systems Engineer
4 10 (12.05%) IT Analyst
4 10 (12.05%) IT Support Analyst
5 9 (10.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (10.84%) Support Engineer
6 7 (8.43%) Service Analyst
7 6 (7.23%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (7.23%) Architect
7 6 (7.23%) Desktop Support
7 6 (7.23%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 6 (7.23%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (6.02%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 5 (6.02%) AWS Engineer
8 5 (6.02%) Consultant
8 5 (6.02%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (6.02%) Windows Engineer
9 4 (4.82%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.02%) JSON
2 3 (3.61%) Web Services
3 2 (2.41%) .NET
4 1 (1.20%) SailPoint
4 1 (1.20%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.43%) Data Centre
1 7 (8.43%) iPhone
2 5 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.82%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.82%) PKI
3 4 (4.82%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (3.61%) Driving Licence
4 3 (3.61%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.20%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.20%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.20%) iPad
5 1 (1.20%) NHS
5 1 (1.20%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.20%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 73 (87.95%) Windows
2 36 (43.37%) Windows Server
3 22 (26.51%) Windows 10
4 19 (22.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (9.64%) Windows 7
6 7 (8.43%) Linux
6 7 (8.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (7.23%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.20%) Android
8 1 (1.20%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.48%) ITIL
2 14 (16.87%) Problem-Solving
3 11 (13.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 7 (8.43%) Migration
5 6 (7.23%) Asset Management
5 6 (7.23%) Operations Management
6 5 (6.02%) Data Encryption
6 5 (6.02%) Data Protection
6 5 (6.02%) Identity Management
7 4 (4.82%) Change Management
7 4 (4.82%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (4.82%) ERP
7 4 (4.82%) Open Source
7 4 (4.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (4.82%) Time Management
8 3 (3.61%) Computer Science
8 3 (3.61%) Cryptography
8 3 (3.61%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (3.61%) ITIL V3
8 3 (3.61%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (20.48%) PowerShell
2 7 (8.43%) SQL
3 3 (3.61%) Python
4 2 (2.41%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (10.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (9.64%) MCSE
3 5 (6.02%) AWS Certification
4 4 (4.82%) Degree
4 4 (4.82%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.82%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.20%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.20%) CCNA
5 1 (1.20%) CCNP
5 1 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.20%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.02%) Government Security Classifications
2 2 (2.41%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (16.87%) Hyper-V
2 7 (8.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.02%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (6.02%) vSphere
4 3 (3.61%) Docker
5 2 (2.41%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.20%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (25.30%) SCCM
2 9 (10.84%) SCOM
3 6 (7.23%) AirWatch
4 4 (4.82%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (3.61%) Kubernetes
5 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (2.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.20%) Terraform
7 1 (1.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 51 (61.45%) Microsoft
2 16 (19.28%) VMware
3 9 (10.84%) Citrix
4 8 (9.64%) Sophos
5 7 (8.43%) Cisco
6 6 (7.23%) Apple
6 6 (7.23%) Avaya
7 5 (6.02%) Xerox
8 3 (3.61%) Google
8 3 (3.61%) HP
8 3 (3.61%) Ivanti
9 2 (2.41%) CommVault
9 2 (2.41%) Dell
9 2 (2.41%) Dell Compellent
9 2 (2.41%) IBM
9 2 (2.41%) NetApp
9 2 (2.41%) Symantec
10 1 (1.20%) Aruba
10 1 (1.20%) CA
10 1 (1.20%) Red Hat