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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 30 43 40
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 39 45 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 5.83% 5.12% 4.48%
As % of the System Software category 49.37% 50.00% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 20 17
Median daily rate £331 £338 £146
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.85% +131.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £298 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £376 £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 19 8
Median hourly rate £12.00 £10.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £9.00 £8.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £12.40 £17.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.56 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+0.43% -3.33%
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
79 90 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 11.81% 10.24% 8.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 53 36
Median daily rate £375 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £287 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £385 £397
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 22 8
Median hourly rate £13.00 £10.25 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.82% -14.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.05 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £20.90 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the 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 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 30 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Wales region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
South Wales +18 30 £331 -5.35% 7
Mid Wales +3 3 £281 +2.27% 1
West Wales -2 3 - - 3
North Wales -2 2 - -
Active Directory
UK

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, 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 Wales region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 82 (96.47%) Windows
2 40 (47.06%) Windows 7
3 39 (45.88%) Windows Server
4 34 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 30 (35.29%) VMware
6 26 (30.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (21.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (20.00%) Office 365
8 17 (20.00%) DNS
8 17 (20.00%) DHCP
9 16 (18.82%) ITIL
9 16 (18.82%) SCCM
9 16 (18.82%) Security Cleared
10 15 (17.65%) SC Cleared
11 14 (16.47%) MS Excel
11 14 (16.47%) MS Exchange
11 14 (16.47%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (15.29%) Citrix
13 12 (14.12%) Firewall
14 11 (12.94%) Cisco
14 11 (12.94%) TCP/IP
14 11 (12.94%) MS Office
15 10 (11.76%) PowerShell
15 10 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
16 9 (10.59%) Skype for Business
16 9 (10.59%) Migration
17 8 (9.41%) Linux
17 8 (9.41%) SharePoint
17 8 (9.41%) Windows XP
17 8 (9.41%) Windows 8

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in 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 14 (16.47%) MS Exchange
2 9 (10.59%) Skype for Business
3 8 (9.41%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.53%) IIS
6 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.18%) Mule
Applications
1 14 (16.47%) MS Excel
2 11 (12.94%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 17 (20.00%) Office 365
2 10 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (20.00%) DHCP
1 17 (20.00%) DNS
2 12 (14.12%) Firewall
3 11 (12.94%) TCP/IP
4 7 (8.24%) LAN
4 7 (8.24%) SAN
4 7 (8.24%) VPN
4 7 (8.24%) WAN
5 6 (7.06%) Skype
6 4 (4.71%) Wireless
7 3 (3.53%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (3.53%) Internet
7 3 (3.53%) LDAP
7 3 (3.53%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (3.53%) VoIP
8 2 (2.35%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.18%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.18%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.18%) Network Security
9 1 (1.18%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.35%) GIS
1 2 (2.35%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (7.06%) Finance
2 1 (1.18%) Advertising
2 1 (1.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 17 (20.00%) Analyst
2 16 (18.82%) Support Engineer
3 13 (15.29%) Desktop Support
4 12 (14.12%) 2nd Line Support
4 12 (14.12%) Desktop Engineer
4 12 (14.12%) Service Analyst
4 12 (14.12%) Service Desk Analyst
5 11 (12.94%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 11 (12.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (8.24%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 7 (8.24%) Architect
6 7 (8.24%) Server Engineer
7 6 (7.06%) 1st Line Support
7 6 (7.06%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 6 (7.06%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
7 6 (7.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (7.06%) Desktop Rollout Engineer
7 6 (7.06%) Rollout Engineer
7 6 (7.06%) Wintel Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.53%) .NET
1 3 (3.53%) Web Services
1 3 (3.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.06%) Clustering
2 5 (5.88%) Statistics
3 3 (3.53%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.18%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.18%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 82 (96.47%) Windows
2 40 (47.06%) Windows 7
3 39 (45.88%) Windows Server
4 26 (30.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (21.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (16.47%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (9.41%) Linux
7 8 (9.41%) Windows 10
7 8 (9.41%) Windows 8
7 8 (9.41%) Windows XP
8 3 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.18%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.18%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.82%) ITIL
2 9 (10.59%) Migration
3 7 (8.24%) Incident Management
3 7 (8.24%) ITSM
4 4 (4.71%) Service Management
5 3 (3.53%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (3.53%) Software Engineering
6 2 (2.35%) DevOps
6 2 (2.35%) Information Security
6 2 (2.35%) Project Governance
6 2 (2.35%) Project Management
6 2 (2.35%) Risk Management
6 2 (2.35%) SDLC
6 2 (2.35%) Service Delivery
6 2 (2.35%) Web Filtering
7 1 (1.18%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.18%) Load Balancing
7 1 (1.18%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (1.18%) OWASP
7 1 (1.18%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.76%) PowerShell
2 6 (7.06%) SQL
3 4 (4.71%) C#
4 3 (3.53%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.53%) PHP
4 3 (3.53%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (18.82%) Security Cleared
2 15 (17.65%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.88%) MCSE
3 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.53%) MCITP
5 2 (2.35%) CISSP
5 2 (2.35%) Degree
5 2 (2.35%) MCTS
6 1 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.18%) CISMP
6 1 (1.18%) ISSAP
6 1 (1.18%) MCP
6 1 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.35%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (7.06%) Hyper-V
1 6 (7.06%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (7.06%) XenApp
2 5 (5.88%) VMware ESX
3 3 (3.53%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.35%) BitLocker
4 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (2.35%) ProxySG
4 2 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.35%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.18%) NFS
5 1 (1.18%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.18%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (18.82%) SCCM
2 7 (8.24%) Backup Exec
3 6 (7.06%) SCOM
4 4 (4.71%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.35%) Ansible
5 2 (2.35%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (2.35%) Puppet
6 1 (1.18%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.18%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 34 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 30 (35.29%) VMware
3 13 (15.29%) Citrix
4 11 (12.94%) Cisco
5 6 (7.06%) HP
6 4 (4.71%) Apple
6 4 (4.71%) CheckPoint
6 4 (4.71%) Symantec
7 3 (3.53%) arcserve
7 3 (3.53%) Dell
7 3 (3.53%) Intel Security
7 3 (3.53%) NetApp
7 3 (3.53%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.53%) SAP
8 2 (2.35%) Blue Coat
8 2 (2.35%) Google
8 2 (2.35%) IBM
8 2 (2.35%) Juniper
8 2 (2.35%) Lumension
8 2 (2.35%) Trend Micro
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