The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 30 28 27
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 48 37 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 7.37% 5.29% 4.84%
As % of the System Software category 72.73% 77.08% 67.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 18 11
Average daily rate £298 £450 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.88% +89.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 5
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £10.55 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £16.30 £15.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.44%
Active Directory
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

System Software Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
66 48 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 10.14% 6.87% 7.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 27 19
Average daily rate £325 £450 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +47.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 5
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £10.55 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £16.30 £15.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Wales region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
South Wales -3 45 £325 -27.77% 10
West Wales - 2 £250 -
Active Directory
UK

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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 57 (63.33%) Windows
2 45 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 30 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 26 (28.89%) Windows Server
4 26 (28.89%) ITIL
5 21 (23.33%) MS Exchange
6 17 (18.89%) Windows XP
7 15 (16.67%) DNS
8 14 (15.56%) LDAP
8 14 (15.56%) OOP
8 14 (15.56%) ASP.NET
8 14 (15.56%) C#
8 14 (15.56%) .NET
8 14 (15.56%) MVC
8 14 (15.56%) VMware
8 14 (15.56%) Skype for Business
8 14 (15.56%) .NET Framework
8 14 (15.56%) Unit Testing
9 13 (14.44%) Exchange Server 2010
9 13 (14.44%) Entity Framework
9 13 (14.44%) ASP.NET MVC
9 13 (14.44%) SQL Server
9 13 (14.44%) OO
10 12 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
11 11 (12.22%) Kalman Filter
11 11 (12.22%) SCCM
11 11 (12.22%) SQL
11 11 (12.22%) SMTP
12 9 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (10.00%) NHS

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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 21 (23.33%) MS Exchange
2 14 (15.56%) Skype for Business
3 13 (14.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (6.67%) IIS
6 1 (1.11%) Apache
6 1 (1.11%) JBoss
6 1 (1.11%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (1.11%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.11%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.11%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (8.89%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.56%) MS Office
3 1 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (16.67%) DNS
2 14 (15.56%) LDAP
3 11 (12.22%) SMTP
4 7 (7.78%) TCP/IP
4 7 (7.78%) VoIP
4 7 (7.78%) VPN
5 6 (6.67%) Internet
6 3 (3.33%) Firewall
6 3 (3.33%) SAN
7 1 (1.11%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.11%) DHCP
7 1 (1.11%) DMZ
7 1 (1.11%) HTTP
7 1 (1.11%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.11%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.44%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (3.33%) Power BI
3 3 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.11%) Big Data
4 1 (1.11%) GIS
4 1 (1.11%) HPCC
4 1 (1.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (4.44%) AdminStudio
General
1 7 (7.78%) Back Office
2 2 (2.22%) Local Government
3 1 (1.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (26.67%) Support Engineer
2 22 (24.44%) Analyst
3 17 (18.89%) Service Analyst
3 17 (18.89%) Service Desk Analyst
4 14 (15.56%) Developer
5 13 (14.44%) 1st Line Support
6 10 (11.11%) Exchange Engineer
6 10 (11.11%) Exchange Support
7 9 (10.00%) .NET Developer
7 9 (10.00%) Active Directory Engineer
7 9 (10.00%) Active Directory Support
7 9 (10.00%) Active Directory Support Engineer
8 8 (8.89%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
8 8 (8.89%) Service Desk Support
8 8 (8.89%) Service Desk Support Analyst
9 7 (7.78%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 7 (7.78%) IT Support
9 7 (7.78%) Microsoft Engineer
9 7 (7.78%) Software Developer
10 6 (6.67%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.56%) .NET
1 14 (15.56%) .NET Framework
1 14 (15.56%) ASP.NET
2 13 (14.44%) ASP.NET MVC
2 13 (14.44%) Entity Framework
3 1 (1.11%) Flash
3 1 (1.11%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.00%) NHS
2 5 (5.56%) Client/Server
3 4 (4.44%) Statistics
4 1 (1.11%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.11%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.11%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.11%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 57 (63.33%) Windows
2 30 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 26 (28.89%) Windows Server
4 17 (18.89%) Windows XP
5 9 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (7.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (4.44%) Linux
7 4 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (3.33%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.11%) AIX
10 1 (1.11%) CentOS
10 1 (1.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (28.89%) ITIL
2 14 (15.56%) MVC
2 14 (15.56%) OOP
2 14 (15.56%) Unit Testing
3 13 (14.44%) OO
4 11 (12.22%) Kalman Filter
5 7 (7.78%) Incident Management
5 7 (7.78%) ITSM
6 6 (6.67%) Performance Management
7 4 (4.44%) Change Control
7 4 (4.44%) Change Management
7 4 (4.44%) Service Management
8 3 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (3.33%) Validation
9 1 (1.11%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (1.11%) Cybersecurity
9 1 (1.11%) Functional Testing
9 1 (1.11%) Performance Monitoring
9 1 (1.11%) Project Governance
9 1 (1.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (15.56%) C#
2 11 (12.22%) SQL
3 5 (5.56%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.22%) Java
5 1 (1.11%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.11%) Perl
5 1 (1.11%) PHP
5 1 (1.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (7.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (5.56%) MCSA
2 5 (5.56%) MCSE
2 5 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (3.33%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.22%) MCITP
6 1 (1.11%) CCNA
6 1 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.11%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.11%) MCTS
6 1 (1.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.67%) SLA
2 4 (4.44%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.11%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.11%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.11%) KVM
3 1 (1.11%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (12.22%) SCCM
2 4 (4.44%) SCSM
2 4 (4.44%) Windows Intune
3 3 (3.33%) SCOM
3 3 (3.33%) SCVMM
4 2 (2.22%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.11%) Cacti
5 1 (1.11%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.11%) Nagios
5 1 (1.11%) nmon
5 1 (1.11%) OpenNMS
5 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (1.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.11%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 45 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (15.56%) VMware
3 8 (8.89%) Citrix
4 5 (5.56%) Cisco
5 4 (4.44%) Oracle
6 3 (3.33%) Veeam
7 1 (1.11%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.11%) Dell
7 1 (1.11%) HP
7 1 (1.11%) IBM
7 1 (1.11%) Lumension
7 1 (1.11%) NetApp
7 1 (1.11%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.11%) Sage
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