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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 24 38 9
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -29
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 15 12 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 5.32% 3.02% 14.29%
As % of the System Software category 93.75% 41.38% 87.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 20
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£220 £258 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.56% -11.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £206 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £344 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £275
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £10.25 - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
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
16 29 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 5.67% 7.29% 16.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 24
Average daily rate £265 £313 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.20% +2.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £190 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £388 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £10.25 - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.64% -3.12%

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015, 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 18 (78.26%) Windows
2 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 11 (47.83%) VMware
3 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (39.13%) Windows XP
5 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (30.43%) Cisco
6 7 (30.43%) Citrix
7 6 (26.09%) MS Exchange
8 5 (21.74%) CCNA
8 5 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (21.74%) ITIL
9 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
9 4 (17.39%) C#
9 4 (17.39%) .NET
9 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
9 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET
9 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (13.04%) Finance
10 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (13.04%) Project Management
10 3 (13.04%) NHS
10 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
10 3 (13.04%) DNS
11 2 (8.70%) LAN
11 2 (8.70%) VoIP
11 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (8.70%) LDAP

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 (26.09%) MS Exchange
2 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
3 2 (8.70%) Lync
4 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) DNS
2 2 (8.70%) LAN
2 2 (8.70%) VoIP
2 2 (8.70%) LDAP
2 2 (8.70%) Internet
3 1 (4.35%) VLAN
3 1 (4.35%) Firewall
3 1 (4.35%) Softswitch
3 1 (4.35%) PABX
3 1 (4.35%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (4.35%) WAN
3 1 (4.35%) DHCP
3 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.35%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Support Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Support Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) 1st Line Support
4 4 (17.39%) Software Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Developer
5 3 (13.04%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support
6 2 (8.70%) Principal Software Developer
6 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Cisco Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Server Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Network Support
7 1 (4.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Desktop Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Cisco Support
7 1 (4.35%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) .NET
1 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET
2 2 (8.70%) SOAP
2 2 (8.70%) Web Services
2 2 (8.70%) XML
2 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (8.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) NHS
2 1 (4.35%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 18 (78.26%) Windows
2 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (39.13%) Windows XP
4 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (8.70%) Linux
6 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
6 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (4.35%) Mac OS X
7 1 (4.35%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (13.04%) Project Management
3 2 (8.70%) Information Governance
4 1 (4.35%) Migration
4 1 (4.35%) Service Management
4 1 (4.35%) Information Security
4 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) C#
2 2 (8.70%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) CCNA
1 5 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (4.35%) MCTS
3 1 (4.35%) CCENT
3 1 (4.35%) VCP5
3 1 (4.35%) MCSE
3 1 (4.35%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
1 2 (8.70%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
1 11 (47.83%) VMware
2 7 (30.43%) Cisco
2 7 (30.43%) Citrix
3 2 (8.70%) Business Objects
3 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.35%) HP
4 1 (4.35%) Avaya
4 1 (4.35%) Lotus
4 1 (4.35%) IBM