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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
Wales / South Wales
Rank 25 25 19
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 28 50 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 5.29% 8.47% 6.85%
As % of the System Software category 45.90% 78.13% 80.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 18
Median daily rate £160 £306 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.75% -31.94%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 5
Median hourly rate £11.17 £13.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.07% +18.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +3.57%

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
61 64 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 11.53% 10.85% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 30 23
Median daily rate £275 £250 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £138 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 5
Median hourly rate £55.00 £13.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+323.07% +18.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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 -2 16 £160 -52.41% 4
Caerphilly +1 8 £155 - 2
Bridgend - 3 £275 -
Newport -5 1 - -
Active Directory
Wales

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 64 (95.52%) Windows
2 36 (53.73%) Microsoft
3 35 (52.24%) Windows Server
4 32 (47.76%) Windows 7
5 29 (43.28%) VMware
6 22 (32.84%) Cisco
7 19 (28.36%) MS Excel
7 19 (28.36%) MS Exchange
8 18 (26.87%) MS Office
8 18 (26.87%) Citrix
9 15 (22.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (20.90%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (20.90%) Firewall
10 14 (20.90%) ITIL
11 13 (19.40%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (19.40%) CCNA
11 13 (19.40%) HP
12 10 (14.93%) Security Cleared
13 9 (13.43%) SC Cleared
13 9 (13.43%) Tivoli
13 9 (13.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 8 (11.94%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (11.94%) Internet
14 8 (11.94%) HP Data Protector
14 8 (11.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 7 (10.45%) VMware Infrastructure
15 7 (10.45%) SAN
15 7 (10.45%) SQL Server
16 6 (8.96%) Windows 8
17 5 (7.46%) Cisco ASA

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 19 (28.36%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.97%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.99%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (2.99%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.49%) Apache
4 1 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.49%) Confluence
4 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.49%) IIS
4 1 (1.49%) WebLogic
Applications
1 19 (28.36%) MS Excel
2 18 (26.87%) MS Office
3 1 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.46%) Office 365
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.90%) Firewall
2 8 (11.94%) Internet
3 7 (10.45%) SAN
4 5 (7.46%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (7.46%) DNS
5 4 (5.97%) DHCP
5 4 (5.97%) LAN
6 3 (4.48%) iSCSI
6 3 (4.48%) Structured Cabling
6 3 (4.48%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (4.48%) Wireless
7 2 (2.99%) ADSL
7 2 (2.99%) Extranet
7 2 (2.99%) Intranet
7 2 (2.99%) NAS
7 2 (2.99%) WAN
8 1 (1.49%) IPv6
8 1 (1.49%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.49%) Blockchain
3 1 (1.49%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.49%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.49%) JIRA
1 1 (1.49%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (5.97%) Finance
2 3 (4.48%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.99%) Local Government
4 1 (1.49%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (25.37%) Analyst
2 15 (22.39%) Service Analyst
2 15 (22.39%) Service Desk Analyst
2 15 (22.39%) Support Engineer
3 10 (14.93%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (14.93%) Technical Engineer
4 9 (13.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (10.45%) Technical Support
5 7 (10.45%) Technical Support Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Architect
7 4 (5.97%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 4 (5.97%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (5.97%) Desktop Support
7 4 (5.97%) Service Desk Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (4.48%) Field Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Server Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.99%) .NET
1 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.49%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.97%) Clustering
2 2 (2.99%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.99%) iPhone
2 2 (2.99%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.49%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.49%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 64 (95.52%) Windows
2 35 (52.24%) Windows Server
3 32 (47.76%) Windows 7
4 15 (22.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (20.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (8.96%) Windows 8
7 5 (7.46%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (5.97%) Windows 10
9 2 (2.99%) Android
10 1 (1.49%) AIX
10 1 (1.49%) Linux
10 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.49%) Unix
10 1 (1.49%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.49%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.90%) ITIL
2 4 (5.97%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (5.97%) Incident Management
2 4 (5.97%) Migration
3 3 (4.48%) Information Security
3 3 (4.48%) Software Licensing
4 2 (2.99%) CRM
4 2 (2.99%) Project Governance
4 2 (2.99%) Project Management
4 2 (2.99%) Risk Management
4 2 (2.99%) SDLC
4 2 (2.99%) Service Management
4 2 (2.99%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (2.99%) Time Management
4 2 (2.99%) Web Development
5 1 (1.49%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (1.49%) IT Governance
5 1 (1.49%) Load Testing
5 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2
5 1 (1.49%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.48%) PowerShell
1 3 (4.48%) SQL
2 2 (2.99%) JavaScript
2 2 (2.99%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.49%) Python
3 1 (1.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (19.40%) CCNA
1 13 (19.40%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (14.93%) Security Cleared
3 9 (13.43%) SC Cleared
4 8 (11.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 8 (11.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (4.48%) MCSE
6 2 (2.99%) Degree
6 2 (2.99%) MCITP
7 1 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.49%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.49%) MCP
7 1 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (10.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.46%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.48%) Terminal Services
3 3 (4.48%) XenApp
4 2 (2.99%) BitLocker
4 2 (2.99%) ProxySG
4 2 (2.99%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.99%) vSphere
5 1 (1.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.49%) PowerHA
5 1 (1.49%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (13.43%) Tivoli
1 9 (13.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 8 (11.94%) HP Data Protector
3 4 (5.97%) Backup Exec
3 4 (5.97%) SCCM
4 1 (1.49%) Ansible
4 1 (1.49%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.49%) Nessus
4 1 (1.49%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.49%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.49%) Packer
4 1 (1.49%) Puppet
4 1 (1.49%) Rundeck
4 1 (1.49%) SCOM
4 1 (1.49%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (1.49%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 36 (53.73%) Microsoft
2 29 (43.28%) VMware
3 22 (32.84%) Cisco
4 18 (26.87%) Citrix
5 13 (19.40%) HP
6 4 (5.97%) Apple
7 3 (4.48%) Avaya
7 3 (4.48%) NetApp
7 3 (4.48%) SAP
8 2 (2.99%) Blue Coat
8 2 (2.99%) Lumension
8 2 (2.99%) Oracle
8 2 (2.99%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.99%) Symantec
9 1 (1.49%) Intel Security
9 1 (1.49%) Remedy
9 1 (1.49%) SaltStack
9 1 (1.49%) Samsung
9 1 (1.49%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.49%) Sonatype
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