The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 37 11 26
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +15
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 32 58 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 4.31% 10.36% 4.30%
As % of the System Software category 54.24% 78.38% 56.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 32 5
Average daily rate
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£200 £275 £185
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +48.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £120 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £424 £208
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £275 £280
% change year-on-year
- -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 6
Average hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £13.80 £10.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £15.40 £15.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -3.12%
System Software Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
59 74 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 7.95% 13.21% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 42 14
Average daily rate £313 £365 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.38% +21.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £122 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.25 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% +1.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £13.50 £10.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £15.35 £15.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +2.94%
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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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 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
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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 -21 30 £200 -38.46% 7
North Wales +1 2 - - 1
West Wales - - - -
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Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 68 (75.56%) Windows
2 42 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 33 (36.67%) Windows 7
4 30 (33.33%) Windows XP
5 26 (28.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (25.56%) MS Excel
6 23 (25.56%) VMware
7 22 (24.44%) Security Cleared
8 21 (23.33%) SCCM
9 20 (22.22%) ITIL
10 19 (21.11%) SC Cleared
11 18 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (20.00%) Citrix
12 17 (18.89%) MS Exchange
12 17 (18.89%) Windows 8
13 16 (17.78%) DHCP
13 16 (17.78%) TCP/IP
13 16 (17.78%) DNS
14 15 (16.67%) PowerShell
15 13 (14.44%) Windows Server 2003
15 13 (14.44%) VPN
16 12 (13.33%) VBScript
16 12 (13.33%) MS Office
16 12 (13.33%) SAN
17 11 (12.22%) McAfee
17 11 (12.22%) LAN
17 11 (12.22%) XenApp
18 10 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
18 10 (11.11%) Office 365
18 10 (11.11%) IIS

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 17 (18.89%) MS Exchange
2 10 (11.11%) IIS
3 8 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (6.67%) SharePoint
5 5 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (3.33%) IBM Notes
6 3 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2000
6 3 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (2.22%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (2.22%) Kentico
8 1 (1.11%) Lync
8 1 (1.11%) OpenStack
Applications
1 23 (25.56%) MS Excel
2 12 (13.33%) MS Office
3 2 (2.22%) InfoPath
3 2 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (5.56%) assyst
2 3 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (17.78%) DHCP
1 16 (17.78%) TCP/IP
1 16 (17.78%) DNS
2 13 (14.44%) VPN
3 12 (13.33%) SAN
4 11 (12.22%) LAN
5 9 (10.00%) Internet
5 9 (10.00%) WAN
6 7 (7.78%) Firewall
7 6 (6.67%) VoIP
8 3 (3.33%) LDAP
9 2 (2.22%) NetScaler
9 2 (2.22%) POP3
9 2 (2.22%) SMTP
10 1 (1.11%) SMS
10 1 (1.11%) L2TP
10 1 (1.11%) Wireless
10 1 (1.11%) NAS
10 1 (1.11%) Cisco PIX
10 1 (1.11%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.11%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.11%) MSI
1 1 (1.11%) InstallShield
1 1 (1.11%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 2 (2.22%) Local Government
1 2 (2.22%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.11%) Legal
2 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (22.22%) Analyst
1 20 (22.22%) Support Engineer
2 13 (14.44%) Wintel Engineer
3 10 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 10 (11.11%) Help Desk Support
4 9 (10.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 9 (10.00%) Help Desk Analyst
4 9 (10.00%) Consultant
4 9 (10.00%) Service Analyst
5 7 (7.78%) Service Desk Analyst
5 7 (7.78%) Server Engineer
6 6 (6.67%) Wintel Consultant
7 5 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (5.56%) Wintel Server Engineer
7 5 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (4.44%) 1st Line Support Engineer
8 4 (4.44%) Wintel Support
8 4 (4.44%) Deskside Support
9 3 (3.33%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.22%) Application Packaging
1 2 (2.22%) .NET
2 1 (1.11%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.67%) GIS
2 4 (4.44%) Clustering
3 3 (3.33%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.22%) Statistics
4 2 (2.22%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (2.22%) CESG
4 2 (2.22%) CESG CLAS
4 2 (2.22%) NHS
5 1 (1.11%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.11%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.11%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.11%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 68 (75.56%) Windows
2 33 (36.67%) Windows 7
3 30 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 26 (28.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (18.89%) Windows 8
7 13 (14.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (22.22%) ITIL
2 7 (7.78%) Migration
2 7 (7.78%) Data Protection
3 6 (6.67%) Problem Management
4 4 (4.44%) Document Management
4 4 (4.44%) Change Management
4 4 (4.44%) ITSM
5 3 (3.33%) CRM
5 3 (3.33%) Risk Management
5 3 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (3.33%) Service Management
5 3 (3.33%) Asset Management
5 3 (3.33%) Business Analysis
5 3 (3.33%) Software Deployment
6 2 (2.22%) Software Distribution
6 2 (2.22%) Protective Monitoring
6 2 (2.22%) Change Control
6 2 (2.22%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (2.22%) Load Testing
6 2 (2.22%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 12 (13.33%) VBScript
3 4 (4.44%) SQL
3 4 (4.44%) VB
4 1 (1.11%) C
4 1 (1.11%) R
Qualifications
1 22 (24.44%) Security Cleared
2 19 (21.11%) SC Cleared
3 10 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (8.89%) MCITP
4 8 (8.89%) MCSE
5 7 (7.78%) MCTS
6 5 (5.56%) DV Cleared
7 4 (4.44%) CCA
7 4 (4.44%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (4.44%) MCP
8 3 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (2.22%) CCEE
9 2 (2.22%) CCAA
9 2 (2.22%) Degree
9 2 (2.22%) MCSA
10 1 (1.11%) ISEB
10 1 (1.11%) CISSP
10 1 (1.11%) CISM
10 1 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.44%) SLA
2 3 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 11 (12.22%) XenApp
2 9 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.78%) Hyper-V
4 6 (6.67%) vSphere
5 5 (5.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 4 (4.44%) XenDesktop
7 3 (3.33%) VMware ESX
7 3 (3.33%) Terminal Services
8 2 (2.22%) XenServer
8 2 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (2.22%) ISA Server
9 1 (1.11%) MetaFrame
9 1 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.11%) UAG
9 1 (1.11%) DFS Replication
9 1 (1.11%) Xen
9 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 21 (23.33%) SCCM
2 8 (8.89%) Windows Intune
3 7 (7.78%) SCDPM
3 7 (7.78%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (4.44%) NetBackup
6 3 (3.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (3.33%) ARCserve
6 3 (3.33%) Backup Exec
6 3 (3.33%) SCOM
7 1 (1.11%) MOM
7 1 (1.11%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 42 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 23 (25.56%) VMware
3 18 (20.00%) Citrix
4 11 (12.22%) McAfee
5 9 (10.00%) Adobe
6 7 (7.78%) Cisco
7 5 (5.56%) Sophos
7 5 (5.56%) Symantec
8 3 (3.33%) HP
8 3 (3.33%) Dell
8 3 (3.33%) Lotus
8 3 (3.33%) AppSense
8 3 (3.33%) Lumension
9 2 (2.22%) Mitel
9 2 (2.22%) ProCurve
9 2 (2.22%) Remedy
10 1 (1.11%) NetApp
10 1 (1.11%) Veeam
10 1 (1.11%) LANDesk
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