The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the South Wales region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 14 16 11
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 51 24 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 9.11% 7.43% 9.51%
As % of the System Software category 75.00% 75.00% 84.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 9 17
Average daily rate £200 £305 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.42% +10.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £235 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £350 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £270 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.70% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 4
Average hourly rate £11.50 £11.35 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.32% -20.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
System Software Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
68 32 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 12.14% 9.91% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 16 20
Average daily rate £313 £275 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £173 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £385 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 4
Average hourly rate £11.50 £13.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.81% -27.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
Active Directory
Wales

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -9 21 £200 -34.42% 5
Bridgend -3 9 £363 - 1
Newport -5 8 £195 -38.82%
Monmouthshire 0 6 £135 -
Caerphilly - - - - 1
Active Directory
Wales

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 55 (75.34%) Windows
2 35 (47.95%) Microsoft
3 23 (31.51%) Windows XP
3 23 (31.51%) Security Cleared
3 23 (31.51%) Windows 7
4 21 (28.77%) SC Cleared
5 17 (23.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (21.92%) SCCM
6 16 (21.92%) MS Excel
7 15 (20.55%) MS Exchange
8 14 (19.18%) VMware
9 13 (17.81%) ITIL
10 12 (16.44%) MS Office
10 12 (16.44%) Citrix
11 11 (15.07%) PowerShell
11 11 (15.07%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (13.70%) Windows 8
12 10 (13.70%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (13.70%) TCP/IP
12 10 (13.70%) VPN
12 10 (13.70%) Firewall
13 9 (12.33%) DNS
13 9 (12.33%) XenApp
14 7 (9.59%) Migration
15 6 (8.22%) Document Management
15 6 (8.22%) Adobe
15 6 (8.22%) LAN
15 6 (8.22%) DHCP
15 6 (8.22%) VBScript
15 6 (8.22%) VMware Infrastructure

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 15 (20.55%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.48%) IIS
3 4 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (4.11%) IBM Notes
5 2 (2.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.74%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.74%) Kentico
5 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2000
5 2 (2.74%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.37%) Lync
Applications
1 16 (21.92%) MS Excel
2 12 (16.44%) MS Office
3 2 (2.74%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.74%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (5.48%) assyst
2 3 (4.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) Office 365
1 2 (2.74%) SaaS
1 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.70%) TCP/IP
1 10 (13.70%) VPN
1 10 (13.70%) Firewall
2 9 (12.33%) DNS
3 6 (8.22%) LAN
3 6 (8.22%) DHCP
4 5 (6.85%) WAN
5 3 (4.11%) Unified Communications
5 3 (4.11%) VoIP
5 3 (4.11%) SAN
6 1 (1.37%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.37%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (1.37%) NAS
6 1 (1.37%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.37%) SMS
6 1 (1.37%) L2TP
6 1 (1.37%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.37%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Rational Performance Tester
1 1 (1.37%) Wise Package Studio
1 1 (1.37%) MSI
1 1 (1.37%) InstallShield
General
1 2 (2.74%) Local Government
2 1 (1.37%) Finance
2 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (26.03%) Analyst
1 19 (26.03%) Support Engineer
2 10 (13.70%) Support Analyst
3 9 (12.33%) Consultant
4 8 (10.96%) Wintel Engineer
5 7 (9.59%) Service Analyst
6 6 (8.22%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (8.22%) Help Desk Analyst
6 6 (8.22%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 6 (8.22%) Help Desk Support
7 5 (6.85%) Wintel Consultant
7 5 (6.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (6.85%) Desktop Support
7 5 (6.85%) Server Engineer
7 5 (6.85%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (5.48%) Deskside Support
8 4 (5.48%) Technical Support
8 4 (5.48%) Administrator
8 4 (5.48%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (5.48%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.48%) .NET
2 2 (2.74%) SAP Basis
2 2 (2.74%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.37%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.22%) Enterprise Storage
2 3 (4.11%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (4.11%) Clustering
3 2 (2.74%) GIS
3 2 (2.74%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.37%) Statistics
4 1 (1.37%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.37%) RMADS
4 1 (1.37%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.37%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.37%) CESG
4 1 (1.37%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 55 (75.34%) Windows
2 23 (31.51%) Windows XP
2 23 (31.51%) Windows 7
3 17 (23.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (15.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (13.70%) Windows 8
5 10 (13.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.74%) Windows 2000
6 2 (2.74%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.81%) ITIL
2 7 (9.59%) Migration
3 6 (8.22%) Document Management
4 4 (5.48%) Service Management
5 3 (4.11%) Problem Management
5 3 (4.11%) CRM
5 3 (4.11%) ITSM
5 3 (4.11%) Change Management
6 2 (2.74%) Content Management
6 2 (2.74%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (2.74%) Risk Management
6 2 (2.74%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.74%) Project Management
6 2 (2.74%) Release Management
6 2 (2.74%) Incident Management
7 1 (1.37%) Software Testing
7 1 (1.37%) Performance Testing
7 1 (1.37%) Test Scripting
7 1 (1.37%) Security Architecture
7 1 (1.37%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.07%) PowerShell
2 6 (8.22%) VBScript
3 5 (6.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (31.51%) Security Cleared
2 21 (28.77%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.48%) DV Cleared
4 3 (4.11%) MCP
4 3 (4.11%) MCSA
5 2 (2.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.74%) CCA
5 2 (2.74%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (2.74%) MCSE
6 1 (1.37%) Degree
6 1 (1.37%) CISSP
6 1 (1.37%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.48%) SLA
2 1 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 9 (12.33%) XenApp
2 6 (8.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (8.22%) vSphere
3 3 (4.11%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.11%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.74%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.74%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.37%) DFS Replication
5 1 (1.37%) UAG
5 1 (1.37%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.37%) MetaFrame
5 1 (1.37%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 16 (21.92%) SCCM
2 3 (4.11%) NetBackup
2 3 (4.11%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.74%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.74%) ARCserve
3 2 (2.74%) SCOM
4 1 (1.37%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (1.37%) MOM
4 1 (1.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 35 (47.95%) Microsoft
2 14 (19.18%) VMware
3 12 (16.44%) Citrix
4 6 (8.22%) Adobe
5 5 (6.85%) Cisco
5 5 (6.85%) Sophos
6 3 (4.11%) Lumension
6 3 (4.11%) Lotus
6 3 (4.11%) Symantec
6 3 (4.11%) AppSense
7 2 (2.74%) Remedy
7 2 (2.74%) McAfee
7 2 (2.74%) Oracle
7 2 (2.74%) SAP
8 1 (1.37%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.37%) Dell
8 1 (1.37%) NetApp
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £9 - £14 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
South Wales
CPS Group
Rate: £9 - £14 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Atos
Rate: excellent benefits
Posted: 21 days ago