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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 37 32 9
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -23
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 24 30 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.95% 4.97% 10.48%
As % of the System Software category 55.81% 56.60% 81.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 26
Average daily rate
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£338 £188 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -40.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £123 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £269 £275
% change year-on-year
+11.52% -2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 4
Average hourly rate £11.75 £15.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.66% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.85 £11.70 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.03 £17.50 £15.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
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
43 53 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 7.08% 8.77% 12.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 26 32
Average daily rate £350 £310 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £128 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.95 £11.70 £12.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £17.50 £15.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -11.11%

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 31 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram 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 31 July 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 -2 13 £350 +7.69% 8
Newport +7 6 £353 +41.00%
Caerphilly -1 2 - -
Torfaen - 2 £110 -
Monmouthshire -1 1 - -
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Wales

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 40 (85.11%) Windows
2 24 (51.06%) Microsoft
3 17 (36.17%) ITIL
4 16 (34.04%) VMware
4 16 (34.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (27.66%) Windows XP
6 12 (25.53%) MS Exchange
7 11 (23.40%) Windows 7
8 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (17.02%) Citrix
10 7 (14.89%) Cisco
10 7 (14.89%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (12.77%) TCP/IP
11 6 (12.77%) SQL Server
12 5 (10.64%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (10.64%) CCNA
12 5 (10.64%) Lotus
12 5 (10.64%) SharePoint
12 5 (10.64%) Migration
12 5 (10.64%) Service Management
13 4 (8.51%) PowerShell
13 4 (8.51%) SCCM
13 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
13 4 (8.51%) LAN
13 4 (8.51%) MS Excel
13 4 (8.51%) SMTP
13 4 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
13 4 (8.51%) SLA
13 4 (8.51%) IBM Notes
13 4 (8.51%) Lotus Domino

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 12 (25.53%) MS Exchange
2 5 (10.64%) SharePoint
3 4 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (8.51%) IBM Notes
3 4 (8.51%) Lotus Domino
3 4 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (4.26%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (4.26%) Lync
5 1 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (8.51%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.38%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.77%) TCP/IP
2 4 (8.51%) SMTP
2 4 (8.51%) LAN
2 4 (8.51%) SAN
3 3 (6.38%) WAN
3 3 (6.38%) Wireless
3 3 (6.38%) DHCP
3 3 (6.38%) DNS
4 2 (4.26%) VoIP
4 2 (4.26%) Firewall
5 1 (2.13%) VLAN
5 1 (2.13%) Softswitch
5 1 (2.13%) PABX
5 1 (2.13%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (2.13%) ISDN
5 1 (2.13%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) AdminStudio
1 3 (6.38%) Rational DOORS
1 3 (6.38%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 2 (4.26%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Banking
2 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (21.28%) Analyst
2 7 (14.89%) Support Engineer
3 6 (12.77%) Support Analyst
3 6 (12.77%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) 1st Line Support
4 5 (10.64%) Developer
4 5 (10.64%) IT Support
5 4 (8.51%) Exchange Specialist
5 4 (8.51%) Service Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Administrator
5 4 (8.51%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Systems Manager
6 3 (6.38%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (6.38%) Server Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Configuration Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Implementation Specialist
6 3 (6.38%) SharePoint Developer
6 3 (6.38%) SharePoint Administrator
6 3 (6.38%) Configuration Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) Flash
2 2 (4.26%) RESTful
2 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (4.26%) .NET
2 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.26%) SOAP
2 2 (4.26%) Web Services
2 2 (4.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.26%) NHS
1 2 (4.26%) Clustering
2 1 (2.13%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 40 (85.11%) Windows
2 16 (34.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (27.66%) Windows XP
4 11 (23.40%) Windows 7
5 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.13%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (2.13%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.13%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.17%) ITIL
2 5 (10.64%) Service Management
2 5 (10.64%) Migration
3 4 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (6.38%) UML
4 3 (6.38%) Change Management
4 3 (6.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (6.38%) SysML
4 3 (6.38%) Requirements Management
4 3 (6.38%) Change Control
5 2 (4.26%) Time Management
6 1 (2.13%) Data Entry
6 1 (2.13%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.13%) Information Security
6 1 (2.13%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.13%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.51%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.38%) Java
2 3 (6.38%) SQL
3 2 (4.26%) T-SQL
3 2 (4.26%) C#
4 1 (2.13%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) CCNA
1 5 (10.64%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.26%) MCSE
5 1 (2.13%) CCNP
5 1 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.13%) MCTS
5 1 (2.13%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) SLA
2 2 (4.26%) HL7
System Software
1 7 (14.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.38%) vSphere
3 1 (2.13%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) SCCM
2 3 (6.38%) Windows Intune
2 3 (6.38%) SCSM
3 1 (2.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (51.06%) Microsoft
2 16 (34.04%) VMware
3 8 (17.02%) Citrix
4 7 (14.89%) Cisco
5 5 (10.64%) Lotus
6 4 (8.51%) Clearswift
7 1 (2.13%) Veeam
7 1 (2.13%) Avaya
7 1 (2.13%) HP
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