The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 32 28 19
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -9
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 13 8 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.92% 3.17% 7.35%
As % of the System Software category 61.90% 57.14% 85.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 7
Average daily rate
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£188 £175 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £154 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £328 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 5
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.40 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £14.60 £22.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.87 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.51% -3.33%
Active Directory
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

System Software Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
21 14 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 6.33% 5.56% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 9
Average daily rate £250 £330 £231
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.24% +42.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £174 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £350 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 5
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.40 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £14.60 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Active Directory across the Cardiff region.

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Cardiff region.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing Active Directory also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Active Directory.

1 27 (90.00%) Windows
2 14 (46.67%) Windows 7
3 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (26.67%) Windows XP
4 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (23.33%) ITIL
5 7 (23.33%) DNS
5 7 (23.33%) TCP/IP
6 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (20.00%) DHCP
6 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (20.00%) IIS
6 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 6 (20.00%) SCCM
7 5 (16.67%) PowerShell
7 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (16.67%) Office 365
7 5 (16.67%) MCSE
7 5 (16.67%) VPN
7 5 (16.67%) Internet
7 5 (16.67%) Migration
7 5 (16.67%) VMware
8 4 (13.33%) MCTS
8 4 (13.33%) MCITP
8 4 (13.33%) Finance
8 4 (13.33%) GIS
8 4 (13.33%) SAN
8 4 (13.33%) McAfee
8 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing Active Directory also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Active Directory. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (20.00%) IIS
2 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.67%) Lync
3 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (16.67%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 7 (23.33%) TCP/IP
1 7 (23.33%) DNS
2 6 (20.00%) DHCP
3 5 (16.67%) VPN
3 5 (16.67%) Internet
4 4 (13.33%) SAN
5 3 (10.00%) LAN
5 3 (10.00%) WAN
6 2 (6.67%) MPLS
6 2 (6.67%) DSL
7 1 (3.33%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Support Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Server Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Wintel Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Windows Support Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Project Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Service Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Help Desk Support
6 2 (6.67%) Desktop Support
6 2 (6.67%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) IT Support
6 2 (6.67%) Wintel Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) IT Support Assistant
7 1 (3.33%) IT Assistant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) GIS
2 2 (6.67%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.33%) AS400
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 27 (90.00%) Windows
2 14 (46.67%) Windows 7
3 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (26.67%) Windows XP
3 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (10.00%) Linux
6 2 (6.67%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.33%) OS/400
7 1 (3.33%) UNIX
7 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) ITIL
2 5 (16.67%) Migration
3 4 (13.33%) Data Protection
4 1 (3.33%) Software Deployment
4 1 (3.33%) DevOps
4 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.00%) R
3 2 (6.67%) SQL
4 1 (3.33%) VBScript
4 1 (3.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (16.67%) MCSE
3 4 (13.33%) MCTS
3 4 (13.33%) MCITP
4 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) VCP5
4 1 (3.33%) MCP
4 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
1 2 (6.67%) XenApp
2 1 (3.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) SCCM
2 4 (13.33%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (13.33%) Windows Intune
2 4 (13.33%) SCDPM
3 1 (3.33%) Ansible
3 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.67%) VMware
3 4 (13.33%) McAfee
4 3 (10.00%) Citrix
5 1 (3.33%) NetApp
5 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.33%) Google
5 1 (3.33%) LANDesk
5 1 (3.33%) NETGEAR
5 1 (3.33%) Rackspace
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco
5 1 (3.33%) IBM