The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 36 18 15
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 25 51 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 4.98% 8.60% 9.62%
As % of the System Software category 69.44% 68.00% 78.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 27 11
Average daily rate
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£260 £225 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% -21.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £135 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £259 £275
% change year-on-year
+15.94% -5.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 9
Average hourly rate £11.00 £12.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.20 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £14.25 £15.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
Active Directory
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 South Wales region.

System Software Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
36 75 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 7.17% 12.65% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 44 18
Average daily rate £280 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.33% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £160 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £475 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.60% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 9
Average hourly rate £11.25 £12.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £14.25 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.38 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.76% +2.34%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +6 15 £173 -23.33% 8
Newport -16 5 £305 +56.41% 1
Caerphilly -2 1 - -
Gwent - 1 - -
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 1 - - 1
Active Directory
Wales

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 45 (81.82%) Windows
2 26 (47.27%) Microsoft
3 25 (45.45%) VMware
4 19 (34.55%) Citrix
5 17 (30.91%) Security Cleared
6 16 (29.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (27.27%) Windows XP
8 13 (23.64%) MS Exchange
8 13 (23.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (23.64%) VMware Infrastructure
9 11 (20.00%) ITIL
10 10 (18.18%) MS Excel
10 10 (18.18%) Cisco
11 9 (16.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (16.36%) SC Cleared
11 9 (16.36%) MCP
12 8 (14.55%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (14.55%) VMware ESX
12 8 (14.55%) Windows 7
13 7 (12.73%) XenApp
13 7 (12.73%) Exchange Server 2010
14 6 (10.91%) DV Cleared
14 6 (10.91%) SLA
15 5 (9.09%) TCP/IP
15 5 (9.09%) DNS
15 5 (9.09%) MS Office
15 5 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
15 5 (9.09%) CCNA
15 5 (9.09%) McAfee
15 5 (9.09%) Degree

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 13 (23.64%) MS Exchange
2 7 (12.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (9.09%) Lync
4 4 (7.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2000
4 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.82%) IIS
6 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 5 (9.09%) DNS
2 4 (7.27%) SAN
2 4 (7.27%) LAN
2 4 (7.27%) Firewall
3 3 (5.45%) WAN
3 3 (5.45%) DHCP
4 2 (3.64%) Wireless
4 2 (3.64%) VoIP
4 2 (3.64%) LDAP
4 2 (3.64%) Internet
5 1 (1.82%) ISDN
5 1 (1.82%) VLAN
5 1 (1.82%) Softswitch
5 1 (1.82%) PABX
5 1 (1.82%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (3.64%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 5 (9.09%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Manufacturing
2 3 (5.45%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.82%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (27.27%) Analyst
2 10 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 9 (16.36%) Support Analyst
4 7 (12.73%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (9.09%) Consultant
5 5 (9.09%) Service Analyst
5 5 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (9.09%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 5 (9.09%) IT Support
6 4 (7.27%) Wintel Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Wintel Consultant
6 4 (7.27%) Software Developer
6 4 (7.27%) Developer
7 3 (5.45%) Desktop Support
7 3 (5.45%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (5.45%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (5.45%) IT Support Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Change Consultant
8 2 (3.64%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.27%) .NET
1 4 (7.27%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.64%) SOAP
2 2 (3.64%) Web Services
2 2 (3.64%) XML
2 2 (3.64%) RESTful
2 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.82%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) Clustering
2 4 (7.27%) Blackberry
2 4 (7.27%) Visualisation
3 3 (5.45%) NHS
4 2 (3.64%) CESG
4 2 (3.64%) CESG CLAS
4 2 (3.64%) RMADS
5 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.82%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 45 (81.82%) Windows
2 16 (29.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (27.27%) Windows XP
4 13 (23.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (14.55%) Windows 7
6 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.64%) Linux
8 1 (1.82%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.82%) OS/400
8 1 (1.82%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.82%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.00%) ITIL
2 8 (14.55%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (5.45%) Validation
3 3 (5.45%) Project Management
3 3 (5.45%) Service Management
3 3 (5.45%) Service Delivery
3 3 (5.45%) IT Governance
4 2 (3.64%) Requirements Management
4 2 (3.64%) Time Management
4 2 (3.64%) Information Assurance
4 2 (3.64%) Information Governance
4 2 (3.64%) Protective Monitoring
4 2 (3.64%) SysML
4 2 (3.64%) UML
4 2 (3.64%) Migration
5 1 (1.82%) Information Security
5 1 (1.82%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (1.82%) Data Entry
5 1 (1.82%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.27%) C#
2 3 (5.45%) SQL
2 3 (5.45%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (30.91%) Security Cleared
2 9 (16.36%) SC Cleared
2 9 (16.36%) MCP
2 9 (16.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (10.91%) DV Cleared
4 5 (9.09%) Degree
4 5 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (9.09%) CCNA
5 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.64%) CISM
6 2 (3.64%) CISSP
6 2 (3.64%) MCSE
7 1 (1.82%) CCNP
7 1 (1.82%) MCTS
7 1 (1.82%) CCENT
7 1 (1.82%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.91%) SLA
2 3 (5.45%) GxP
3 2 (3.64%) HL7
System Software
1 13 (23.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (14.55%) VMware ESX
3 7 (12.73%) XenApp
4 5 (9.09%) Hyper-V
5 4 (7.27%) Terminal Services
6 2 (3.64%) vSphere
7 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 4 (7.27%) SCCM
2 3 (5.45%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.82%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.82%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.82%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 26 (47.27%) Microsoft
2 25 (45.45%) VMware
3 19 (34.55%) Citrix
4 10 (18.18%) Cisco
5 5 (9.09%) McAfee
6 3 (5.45%) Sophos
6 3 (5.45%) Symantec
7 2 (3.64%) F5
7 2 (3.64%) Business Objects
7 2 (3.64%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.82%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.82%) IBM
8 1 (1.82%) HP
8 1 (1.82%) Avaya
8 1 (1.82%) NetApp
8 1 (1.82%) Lotus