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 27 August 2016 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 14 39 24
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -15
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 19 15 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 7.79% 3.55% 5.57%
As % of the System Software category 86.36% 41.67% 53.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 12
Median daily rate £225 £325 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +36.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £171 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £403 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 3
Median hourly rate £12.25 £11.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.52% -34.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +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
22 36 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 9.02% 8.51% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 30 21
Median daily rate £325 £368 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.56% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £415 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 3
Median hourly rate £12.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +14.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%

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 27 August 2016.

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 27 August 2016, 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 39 (97.50%) Windows
2 26 (65.00%) Windows 7
3 18 (45.00%) Windows Server
4 16 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 14 (35.00%) ITIL
6 10 (25.00%) SCCM
7 9 (22.50%) ITSM
8 8 (20.00%) MS Office
8 8 (20.00%) Windows XP
8 8 (20.00%) MS Excel
8 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (20.00%) Office 365
9 7 (17.50%) Incident Management
9 7 (17.50%) VMware
10 6 (15.00%) TCP/IP
10 6 (15.00%) Statistics
11 5 (12.50%) Windows 8
11 5 (12.50%) DHCP
11 5 (12.50%) DNS
12 4 (10.00%) Citrix
12 4 (10.00%) Cisco
12 4 (10.00%) MS Exchange
12 4 (10.00%) Firewall
12 4 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 3 (7.50%) PowerShell
13 3 (7.50%) Remote Desktop
13 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
13 3 (7.50%) LAN
13 3 (7.50%) MCSE

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 4 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.50%) IIS
3 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 8 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.00%) Office 365
2 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (12.50%) DHCP
2 5 (12.50%) DNS
3 4 (10.00%) Firewall
4 3 (7.50%) LAN
4 3 (7.50%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (7.50%) SAN
4 3 (7.50%) WAN
5 2 (5.00%) Internet
5 2 (5.00%) VPN
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.50%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.50%) NetScaler
6 1 (2.50%) Skype
6 1 (2.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) GIS
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 14 (35.00%) Analyst
1 14 (35.00%) Support Engineer
2 13 (32.50%) Service Analyst
2 13 (32.50%) Service Desk Analyst
3 11 (27.50%) Desktop Support
4 10 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 10 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 9 (22.50%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (17.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 7 (17.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (15.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 6 (15.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
7 6 (15.00%) Desktop Rollout Engineer
7 6 (15.00%) Rollout Engineer
8 4 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 3 (7.50%) 1st Line Support
9 3 (7.50%) IT Engineer
9 3 (7.50%) IT Support
9 3 (7.50%) IT Support Engineer
9 3 (7.50%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Statistics
2 1 (2.50%) Blockchain
2 1 (2.50%) Clustering
2 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.50%) EqualLogic
2 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 39 (97.50%) Windows
2 26 (65.00%) Windows 7
3 18 (45.00%) Windows Server
4 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 5 (12.50%) Windows 8
6 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (5.00%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.50%) Linux
8 1 (2.50%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) ITIL
2 9 (22.50%) ITSM
3 7 (17.50%) Incident Management
4 2 (5.00%) Service Management
5 1 (2.50%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (2.50%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (2.50%) Load Balancing
5 1 (2.50%) Migration
5 1 (2.50%) Project Management
5 1 (2.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) MCSE
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.00%) CCNA
2 2 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.00%) MCITP
2 2 (5.00%) MCTS
3 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (5.00%) XenApp
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (2.50%) NFS
3 1 (2.50%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (2.50%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.50%) VMware Server
3 1 (2.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (25.00%) SCCM
2 2 (5.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.50%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.50%) SCOM
3 1 (2.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 16 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.50%) VMware
3 4 (10.00%) Cisco
3 4 (10.00%) Citrix
4 3 (7.50%) Apple
5 2 (5.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (5.00%) NetApp
6 1 (2.50%) Altiris
6 1 (2.50%) Dell
6 1 (2.50%) SAP
6 1 (2.50%) Symantec