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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 20 47 29
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -18
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 33 25 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 6.45% 3.72% 5.23%
As % of the System Software category 61.11% 45.45% 61.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 18
Median daily rate £135 £325 £163
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-58.46% +100.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £193 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £400 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 3
Median hourly rate £13.00 £12.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -31.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
54 55 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 10.55% 8.18% 8.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 38 29
Median daily rate £345 £368 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.12% +20.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £215 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £390 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 3
Median hourly rate £13.25 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.05% -2.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +3.03%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Wales 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 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 24 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +23 19 £225 -30.76% 2
Newport +1 6 £130 -67.50% 1
Bridgend - 3 - -
Caerphilly +1 2 - -
Neath Port Talbot - 1 - -
Active Directory
Wales

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 72 (97.30%) Windows
2 38 (51.35%) Windows 7
3 37 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 34 (45.95%) Microsoft
5 24 (32.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (31.08%) VMware
7 20 (27.03%) ITIL
8 17 (22.97%) DNS
9 15 (20.27%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (18.92%) Office 365
10 14 (18.92%) TCP/IP
10 14 (18.92%) DHCP
10 14 (18.92%) SCCM
11 13 (17.57%) MS Office
12 12 (16.22%) MS Exchange
12 12 (16.22%) Security Cleared
13 11 (14.86%) Firewall
13 11 (14.86%) SC Cleared
13 11 (14.86%) MS Excel
13 11 (14.86%) Cisco
14 10 (13.51%) Windows XP
14 10 (13.51%) PowerShell
15 9 (12.16%) Windows 8
15 9 (12.16%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (12.16%) ITSM
15 9 (12.16%) Migration
16 8 (10.81%) Linux
17 7 (9.46%) Exchange Server 2013
17 7 (9.46%) VPN
17 7 (9.46%) Incident Management

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales 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 12 (16.22%) MS Exchange
2 7 (9.46%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (8.11%) IBM Notes
3 6 (8.11%) IIS
4 5 (6.76%) IBM Domino
4 5 (6.76%) SharePoint
5 4 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.70%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 13 (17.57%) MS Office
2 11 (14.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (18.92%) Office 365
2 6 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (22.97%) DNS
2 14 (18.92%) DHCP
2 14 (18.92%) TCP/IP
3 11 (14.86%) Firewall
4 7 (9.46%) VPN
5 5 (6.76%) LAN
5 5 (6.76%) SAN
5 5 (6.76%) SMTP
5 5 (6.76%) WAN
6 3 (4.05%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (4.05%) VoIP
7 2 (2.70%) Internet
8 1 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.35%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.35%) NetScaler
8 1 (1.35%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.70%) GIS
General
1 5 (6.76%) Finance
2 1 (1.35%) Local Government
2 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (25.68%) Support Engineer
2 17 (22.97%) Analyst
3 14 (18.92%) 2nd Line Support
3 14 (18.92%) Desktop Support
3 14 (18.92%) Service Analyst
3 14 (18.92%) Service Desk Analyst
4 12 (16.22%) Desktop Engineer
4 12 (16.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 8 (10.81%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 7 (9.46%) 1st Line Support
6 7 (9.46%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 7 (9.46%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (8.11%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
7 6 (8.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 6 (8.11%) Administrator
7 6 (8.11%) Desktop Rollout Engineer
7 6 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (8.11%) Rollout Engineer
8 5 (6.76%) IT Support
8 5 (6.76%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.11%) Statistics
2 4 (5.41%) Clustering
3 1 (1.35%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.35%) Blockchain
3 1 (1.35%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.35%) EqualLogic
3 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 72 (97.30%) Windows
2 38 (51.35%) Windows 7
3 37 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 24 (32.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (20.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (13.51%) Windows XP
7 9 (12.16%) Windows 8
7 9 (12.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (10.81%) Linux
9 6 (8.11%) Windows 10
10 3 (4.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.35%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (27.03%) ITIL
2 9 (12.16%) ITSM
2 9 (12.16%) Migration
3 7 (9.46%) Incident Management
4 2 (2.70%) Service Management
4 2 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (1.35%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (1.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (1.35%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (1.35%) Load Balancing
5 1 (1.35%) Project Management
5 1 (1.35%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.51%) PowerShell
2 6 (8.11%) SQL
3 1 (1.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (16.22%) Security Cleared
2 11 (14.86%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.76%) CCNA
3 5 (6.76%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (5.41%) MCSE
4 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.70%) MCITP
5 2 (2.70%) MCTS
6 1 (1.35%) MCP
6 1 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.41%) SLA
2 1 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (6.76%) VMware ESX
1 5 (6.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.70%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (2.70%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (2.70%) VMware Server
2 2 (2.70%) XenApp
3 1 (1.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.35%) NFS
3 1 (1.35%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (18.92%) SCCM
2 5 (6.76%) Backup Exec
3 4 (5.41%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (5.41%) SCOM
4 2 (2.70%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.35%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.35%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 34 (45.95%) Microsoft
2 23 (31.08%) VMware
3 11 (14.86%) Cisco
4 6 (8.11%) Citrix
4 6 (8.11%) Lotus
5 4 (5.41%) CheckPoint
5 4 (5.41%) Symantec
6 3 (4.05%) Apple
6 3 (4.05%) arcserve
6 3 (4.05%) Dell
6 3 (4.05%) Intel Security
6 3 (4.05%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.70%) Clearswift
7 2 (2.70%) HP
7 2 (2.70%) IBM
7 2 (2.70%) Juniper
7 2 (2.70%) NetApp
7 2 (2.70%) Trend Micro
8 1 (1.35%) SAP
8 1 (1.35%) Sophos