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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 14 36 32
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 27 18 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 9.68% 4.53% 4.42%
As % of the System Software category 90.00% 75.00% 73.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 7
Median daily rate £150 £144 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.52% -4.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £106 £130 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £344
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 5
Median hourly rate £11.17 £12.75 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.39% +6.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%

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
30 24 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 10.75% 6.05% 5.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 10
Median daily rate £145 £175 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £130 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £325 £422
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 5
Median hourly rate £11.17 £12.75 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.39% +6.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cardiff region citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 19 January 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Cardiff

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 44 (95.65%) Windows
2 26 (56.52%) Windows 7
3 14 (30.43%) Citrix
4 13 (28.26%) MS Office
5 12 (26.09%) VMware
5 12 (26.09%) Windows Server
6 11 (23.91%) ITIL
7 10 (21.74%) MS Exchange
7 10 (21.74%) Microsoft
8 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (15.22%) Office 365
9 7 (15.22%) Incident Management
10 6 (13.04%) ITSM
10 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (10.87%) SharePoint
11 5 (10.87%) SAN
11 5 (10.87%) MS Excel
12 4 (8.70%) SAP
12 4 (8.70%) Apple
12 4 (8.70%) Windows XP
12 4 (8.70%) Cisco
12 4 (8.70%) Service Management
12 4 (8.70%) Migration
12 4 (8.70%) Statistics
12 4 (8.70%) Windows 10
13 3 (6.52%) Windows 8
13 3 (6.52%) Finance
13 3 (6.52%) Information Security
13 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
13 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff 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 10 (21.74%) MS Exchange
2 5 (10.87%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (4.35%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (4.35%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.17%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (28.26%) MS Office
2 5 (10.87%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.22%) Office 365
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.87%) SAN
2 3 (6.52%) DNS
2 3 (6.52%) Firewall
2 3 (6.52%) Wireless
3 2 (4.35%) ADSL
3 2 (4.35%) DHCP
3 2 (4.35%) Extranet
3 2 (4.35%) Intranet
3 2 (4.35%) LAN
3 2 (4.35%) NAS
4 1 (2.17%) Internet
4 1 (2.17%) IPv6
4 1 (2.17%) NetScaler
4 1 (2.17%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (2.17%) Skype
4 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (6.52%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Banking
2 1 (2.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 21 (45.65%) Analyst
2 20 (43.48%) Service Analyst
2 20 (43.48%) Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (17.39%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (15.22%) Support Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) Desktop Support
6 4 (8.70%) IT Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Architect
7 3 (6.52%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Field Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) IT Support
7 3 (6.52%) Server Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Service Desk Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) .NET Web Developer
8 2 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) .NET
1 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Statistics
2 2 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.35%) iPhone
2 2 (4.35%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.17%) Blockchain
3 1 (2.17%) Clustering
3 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.17%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 44 (95.65%) Windows
2 26 (56.52%) Windows 7
3 12 (26.09%) Windows Server
4 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (8.70%) Windows 10
6 4 (8.70%) Windows XP
7 3 (6.52%) Windows 8
7 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (4.35%) Android
9 1 (2.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.91%) ITIL
2 7 (15.22%) Incident Management
3 6 (13.04%) ITSM
4 4 (8.70%) Migration
4 4 (8.70%) Service Management
5 3 (6.52%) Information Security
6 2 (4.35%) CRM
6 2 (4.35%) Project Governance
6 2 (4.35%) Project Management
6 2 (4.35%) Risk Management
6 2 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.35%) Time Management
6 2 (4.35%) Web Development
7 1 (2.17%) Identity Access Management
7 1 (2.17%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (2.17%) Load Balancing
7 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.17%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.17%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
1 2 (4.35%) SQL
1 2 (4.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
1 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.35%) CCNA
2 2 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.35%) Degree
2 2 (4.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 3 (6.52%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.35%) Terminal Services
2 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) Backup Exec
1 1 (2.17%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (2.17%) Tivoli
1 1 (2.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 14 (30.43%) Citrix
2 12 (26.09%) VMware
3 10 (21.74%) Microsoft
4 4 (8.70%) Apple
4 4 (8.70%) Cisco
4 4 (8.70%) SAP
5 3 (6.52%) HP
6 2 (4.35%) NetApp
7 1 (2.17%) Dell
7 1 (2.17%) EqualLogic
7 1 (2.17%) ServiceNow