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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 27 23 19
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 8 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.86% 5.25% 5.99%
As % of the System Software category 44.44% 66.67% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 3
Average daily rate
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£206 £200 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £200 £293
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £263
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £11.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -38.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.65 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-9.00% +3.44%
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
18 24 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 6.43% 7.87% 8.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 7
Average daily rate £281 £200 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.57% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £350 £307
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £315
% change year-on-year
+12.44% -1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £11.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -51.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -1.51%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 19 (79.17%) Windows
2 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (29.17%) Windows XP
3 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
4 6 (25.00%) VMware
4 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (20.83%) DNS
5 5 (20.83%) MS Exchange
5 5 (20.83%) ITIL
6 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
6 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 4 (16.67%) Finance
7 3 (12.50%) DHCP
7 3 (12.50%) Internet
7 3 (12.50%) Citrix
7 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (12.50%) LAN
7 3 (12.50%) Linux
7 3 (12.50%) Hyper-V
7 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (8.33%) Information Governance
8 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
8 2 (8.33%) Office 365
8 2 (8.33%) MCSE
8 2 (8.33%) LDAP

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 5 (20.83%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (8.33%) IIS
2 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (4.17%) Lync
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) DNS
2 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 3 (12.50%) DHCP
3 3 (12.50%) Internet
3 3 (12.50%) LAN
4 2 (8.33%) LDAP
4 2 (8.33%) WAN
4 2 (8.33%) VPN
5 1 (4.17%) SAN
5 1 (4.17%) MPLS
5 1 (4.17%) DSL
5 1 (4.17%) Structured Cabling
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) IT Support
4 2 (8.33%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Principal Software Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Software Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support
4 2 (8.33%) Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Server Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
1 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) GIS
2 1 (4.17%) NHS
2 1 (4.17%) AS400
2 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 19 (79.17%) Windows
2 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (29.17%) Windows XP
4 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (12.50%) Linux
7 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (4.17%) OS/400
8 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) ITIL
2 2 (8.33%) Information Governance
2 2 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (4.17%) Migration
3 1 (4.17%) Data Protection
3 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (4.17%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) MCSE
3 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (4.17%) MCTS
3 1 (4.17%) MCITP
3 1 (4.17%) MCP
3 1 (4.17%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Hyper-V
1 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (4.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Intune
2 1 (4.17%) SCDPM
2 1 (4.17%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 6 (25.00%) VMware
3 3 (12.50%) Citrix
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco
4 2 (8.33%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.17%) LANDesk
5 1 (4.17%) IBM
5 1 (4.17%) NetApp
5 1 (4.17%) Lotus
5 1 (4.17%) McAfee
5 1 (4.17%) NETGEAR