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 16 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 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 21 20 16
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 55 25 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 7.44% 5.90% 7.69%
As % of the System Software category 71.43% 73.53% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 10 19
Average daily rate £225 £308 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.82% +11.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £242 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £350 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £265 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.88% -11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
Average hourly rate £11.18 £11.18 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.92 £11.00 £7.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £14.26 £18.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
System Software Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
77 34 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 10.42% 8.02% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 18 25
Average daily rate £310 £296 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.64% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £193 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £368 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
Average hourly rate £11.18 £13.43 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.75% -21.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.92 £11.00 £8.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £15.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
Active Directory
UK

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 16 April 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 16 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
South Wales +5 50 £213 -30.32% 11
West Wales - 3 £308 - 1
North Wales +5 1 £120 -
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Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 58 (69.05%) Windows
2 39 (46.43%) Microsoft
3 26 (30.95%) Security Cleared
4 24 (28.57%) Windows 7
5 23 (27.38%) SC Cleared
5 23 (27.38%) Windows XP
6 17 (20.24%) MS Excel
7 16 (19.05%) MS Exchange
7 16 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (19.05%) SCCM
8 15 (17.86%) Citrix
9 14 (16.67%) ITIL
9 14 (16.67%) VMware
10 12 (14.29%) MS Office
10 12 (14.29%) TCP/IP
11 11 (13.10%) PowerShell
11 11 (13.10%) XenApp
11 11 (13.10%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (11.90%) VPN
12 10 (11.90%) Cisco
12 10 (11.90%) Firewall
12 10 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (10.71%) DNS
13 9 (10.71%) Windows 8
14 8 (9.52%) LAN
15 7 (8.33%) SharePoint
15 7 (8.33%) WAN
15 7 (8.33%) Migration
15 7 (8.33%) Degree
15 7 (8.33%) Software Distribution

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 16 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 7 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 6 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (7.14%) IIS
4 4 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (3.57%) IBM Notes
5 3 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (2.38%) Kentico
6 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2000
6 2 (2.38%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.19%) Lync
Applications
1 17 (20.24%) MS Excel
2 12 (14.29%) MS Office
3 2 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.38%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (4.76%) assyst
2 3 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.38%) SaaS
1 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 10 (11.90%) VPN
2 10 (11.90%) Firewall
3 9 (10.71%) DNS
4 8 (9.52%) LAN
5 7 (8.33%) WAN
6 6 (7.14%) DHCP
7 3 (3.57%) SAN
7 3 (3.57%) VoIP
7 3 (3.57%) Unified Communications
8 2 (2.38%) NetScaler
8 2 (2.38%) Internet
8 2 (2.38%) POP3
8 2 (2.38%) SMTP
8 2 (2.38%) LDAP
9 1 (1.19%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.19%) L2TP
9 1 (1.19%) SMS
9 1 (1.19%) Wireless
9 1 (1.19%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.19%) EDRMS
1 1 (1.19%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.19%) MSI
1 1 (1.19%) InstallShield
1 1 (1.19%) Rational Performance Tester
1 1 (1.19%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 2 (2.38%) Local Government
1 2 (2.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.19%) Finance
2 1 (1.19%) Legal
2 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 18 (21.43%) Analyst
3 10 (11.90%) Consultant
4 9 (10.71%) Support Analyst
5 8 (9.52%) Wintel Engineer
6 7 (8.33%) Service Analyst
6 7 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (5.95%) Graduate
8 5 (5.95%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (5.95%) Help Desk Support Analyst
8 5 (5.95%) Help Desk Support
8 5 (5.95%) Desktop Support
8 5 (5.95%) Help Desk Analyst
8 5 (5.95%) Deskside Support
8 5 (5.95%) Server Engineer
8 5 (5.95%) IT Graduate
8 5 (5.95%) Wintel Consultant
9 4 (4.76%) Administrator
9 4 (4.76%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.76%) .NET
2 2 (2.38%) Application Packaging
2 2 (2.38%) SAP Basis
3 1 (1.19%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.14%) Enterprise Storage
2 5 (5.95%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.57%) Clustering
3 3 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.38%) Statistics
4 2 (2.38%) GIS
4 2 (2.38%) NHS
4 2 (2.38%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.19%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.19%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.19%) CESG
5 1 (1.19%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.19%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.19%) RMADS
5 1 (1.19%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 58 (69.05%) Windows
2 24 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 23 (27.38%) Windows XP
4 16 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (13.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (10.71%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.38%) Windows Vista
8 2 (2.38%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.19%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (16.67%) ITIL
2 7 (8.33%) Migration
2 7 (8.33%) Software Distribution
3 6 (7.14%) Document Management
4 5 (5.95%) Service Management
5 4 (4.76%) Problem Management
5 4 (4.76%) ITSM
6 3 (3.57%) CRM
6 3 (3.57%) Change Management
7 2 (2.38%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (2.38%) Release Management
7 2 (2.38%) Load Testing
7 2 (2.38%) Incident Management
7 2 (2.38%) Content Management
7 2 (2.38%) Project Management
7 2 (2.38%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (2.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (2.38%) Risk Management
8 1 (1.19%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.19%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.10%) PowerShell
2 6 (7.14%) VBScript
3 5 (5.95%) SQL
4 1 (1.19%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (30.95%) Security Cleared
2 23 (27.38%) SC Cleared
3 7 (8.33%) Degree
4 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (4.76%) DV Cleared
5 4 (4.76%) CCA
5 4 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (3.57%) MCP
6 3 (3.57%) MCSE
6 3 (3.57%) MCSA
7 2 (2.38%) CCEE
7 2 (2.38%) CCAA
7 2 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.19%) CISSP
8 1 (1.19%) ISEB
8 1 (1.19%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.95%) SLA
2 1 (1.19%) QA
System Software
1 11 (13.10%) XenApp
2 6 (7.14%) vSphere
2 6 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.57%) ISA Server
3 3 (3.57%) VMware ESX
3 3 (3.57%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (3.57%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.38%) XenServer
4 2 (2.38%) Terminal Services
4 2 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.19%) MetaFrame
5 1 (1.19%) DFS Replication
5 1 (1.19%) UAG
Systems Management
1 16 (19.05%) SCCM
2 3 (3.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (3.57%) NetBackup
2 3 (3.57%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.38%) SCOM
3 2 (2.38%) ARCserve
3 2 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.19%) MOM
4 1 (1.19%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 39 (46.43%) Microsoft
2 15 (17.86%) Citrix
3 14 (16.67%) VMware
4 10 (11.90%) Cisco
5 5 (5.95%) Adobe
5 5 (5.95%) Sophos
6 3 (3.57%) Symantec
6 3 (3.57%) Lotus
6 3 (3.57%) AppSense
6 3 (3.57%) Lumension
7 2 (2.38%) Oracle
7 2 (2.38%) SAP
7 2 (2.38%) Remedy
7 2 (2.38%) McAfee
7 2 (2.38%) HP
8 1 (1.19%) NetApp
8 1 (1.19%) Dell
8 1 (1.19%) LANDesk
Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Experis IT
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Connectus
Rate: £8 - £13.7 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Wales
Integrity IT Solutions
Rate: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
South Wales
CPS Group
Rate: £9 - £14 per hour
Posted: 11 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Atos
Rate: excellent benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £225.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago