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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 41 25 30
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 32 28 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 4.35% 4.93% 4.20%
As % of the System Software category 56.14% 53.85% 47.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 4
Average daily rate
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£140 £230 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.13% -16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £130 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £325 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £279 £288
% change year-on-year
+0.44% -3.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 6
Average hourly rate £11.00 £12.08 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.90% -16.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.63 £11.34 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.95 £12.82 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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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
57 52 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 7.74% 9.15% 8.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 28 15
Average daily rate £310 £263 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.09% -19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £442 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 6
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.08 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% -16.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £11.34 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £12.82 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 September 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 September 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 -5 29 £140 -39.13% 8
North Wales +2 3 - - 3
West Wales - - - - 7
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Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 60 (75.95%) Windows
2 30 (37.97%) Microsoft
2 30 (37.97%) Windows 7
3 27 (34.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (34.18%) Windows XP
4 19 (24.05%) VMware
5 18 (22.78%) Windows 8
6 17 (21.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (20.25%) ITIL
7 16 (20.25%) MS Excel
7 16 (20.25%) SCCM
8 15 (18.99%) Citrix
9 14 (17.72%) DHCP
9 14 (17.72%) DNS
10 13 (16.46%) TCP/IP
10 13 (16.46%) MS Office
10 13 (16.46%) MS Exchange
10 13 (16.46%) Security Cleared
10 13 (16.46%) PowerShell
11 12 (15.19%) SAN
11 12 (15.19%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (15.19%) McAfee
11 12 (15.19%) SC Cleared
12 10 (12.66%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (12.66%) VPN
12 10 (12.66%) Microsoft Azure
12 10 (12.66%) Office 365
13 9 (11.39%) Windows Intune
13 9 (11.39%) XenApp
13 9 (11.39%) Adobe

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 13 (16.46%) MS Exchange
2 9 (11.39%) IIS
3 7 (8.86%) SharePoint
3 7 (8.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (5.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2000
5 3 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.53%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (2.53%) Lync
6 2 (2.53%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.27%) Kentico
7 1 (1.27%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 16 (20.25%) MS Excel
2 13 (16.46%) MS Office
3 1 (1.27%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (3.80%) assyst
2 1 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.66%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (12.66%) Office 365
2 1 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 14 (17.72%) DNS
1 14 (17.72%) DHCP
2 13 (16.46%) TCP/IP
3 12 (15.19%) SAN
4 10 (12.66%) VPN
5 8 (10.13%) Internet
6 6 (7.59%) LAN
6 6 (7.59%) WAN
7 5 (6.33%) Firewall
8 4 (5.06%) VoIP
9 1 (1.27%) LDAP
9 1 (1.27%) SMS
9 1 (1.27%) MPLS
9 1 (1.27%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.06%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.27%) MSI
1 1 (1.27%) InstallShield
1 1 (1.27%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 1 (1.27%) Finance
1 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
1 1 (1.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 22 (27.85%) Analyst
2 18 (22.78%) Support Engineer
3 12 (15.19%) Support Analyst
4 11 (13.92%) Wintel Engineer
5 10 (12.66%) Help Desk Support
6 9 (11.39%) Service Desk Analyst
6 9 (11.39%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 9 (11.39%) Service Analyst
6 9 (11.39%) Help Desk Analyst
7 8 (10.13%) Server Engineer
8 6 (7.59%) 1st Line Support
8 6 (7.59%) Wintel Server Engineer
9 5 (6.33%) 1st Line Support Engineer
9 5 (6.33%) Consultant
10 4 (5.06%) Project Engineer
10 4 (5.06%) Windows Support Engineer
10 4 (5.06%) Wintel Support
10 4 (5.06%) Wintel Consultant
11 3 (3.80%) SCCM Engineer
11 3 (3.80%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.53%) .NET
1 2 (2.53%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.59%) GIS
2 4 (5.06%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.80%) Clustering
4 2 (2.53%) CESG
4 2 (2.53%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.27%) Statistics
5 1 (1.27%) User Experience
5 1 (1.27%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 60 (75.95%) Windows
2 30 (37.97%) Windows 7
3 27 (34.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (34.18%) Windows XP
4 18 (22.78%) Windows 8
5 17 (21.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (15.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.27%) Linux
7 1 (1.27%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.25%) ITIL
2 8 (10.13%) Data Protection
3 5 (6.33%) Problem Management
3 5 (6.33%) Change Management
3 5 (6.33%) Migration
4 3 (3.80%) Asset Management
4 3 (3.80%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (3.80%) Risk Management
4 3 (3.80%) Business Analysis
4 3 (3.80%) Software Deployment
5 2 (2.53%) Protective Monitoring
5 2 (2.53%) Incident Management
5 2 (2.53%) Service Delivery
5 2 (2.53%) Information Assurance
5 2 (2.53%) Change Control
6 1 (1.27%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (1.27%) Capacity Management
6 1 (1.27%) CRM
6 1 (1.27%) Document Management
6 1 (1.27%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.46%) PowerShell
2 8 (10.13%) VBScript
3 4 (5.06%) VB
4 3 (3.80%) R
4 3 (3.80%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (16.46%) Security Cleared
2 12 (15.19%) SC Cleared
3 10 (12.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (11.39%) MCSE
4 9 (11.39%) MCITP
5 8 (10.13%) MCTS
6 4 (5.06%) DV Cleared
7 3 (3.80%) MCP
7 3 (3.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.53%) CCA
8 2 (2.53%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.27%) CISSP
9 1 (1.27%) MCSA
9 1 (1.27%) CISM
9 1 (1.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.80%) QA
System Software
1 9 (11.39%) XenApp
2 7 (8.86%) Hyper-V
3 6 (7.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.06%) vSphere
5 3 (3.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (2.53%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.53%) Terminal Services
6 2 (2.53%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.27%) Xen
7 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.27%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (20.25%) SCCM
2 9 (11.39%) Windows Intune
3 8 (10.13%) McAfee ePO
3 8 (10.13%) SCDPM
4 5 (6.33%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (3.80%) NetBackup
5 3 (3.80%) Backup Exec
5 3 (3.80%) ARCserve
6 2 (2.53%) SCOM
7 1 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.27%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (1.27%) Ansible
7 1 (1.27%) Puppet
7 1 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 30 (37.97%) Microsoft
2 19 (24.05%) VMware
3 15 (18.99%) Citrix
4 12 (15.19%) McAfee
5 9 (11.39%) Adobe
6 5 (6.33%) Symantec
7 3 (3.80%) HP
7 3 (3.80%) AppSense
7 3 (3.80%) Sophos
7 3 (3.80%) Cisco
8 2 (2.53%) Mitel
8 2 (2.53%) ProCurve
8 2 (2.53%) Dell
8 2 (2.53%) Remedy
9 1 (1.27%) Lotus
9 1 (1.27%) Veeam
9 1 (1.27%) Lumension
9 1 (1.27%) Rackspace
9 1 (1.27%) Google
South Wales
Connectus
Rate: £200 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Holywell, Clwyd
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £90 - £105 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wrexham, Clwyd
Senitor Associates
Rate: £8 - £12 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Rate: £100 - £140 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Rate: £8 - £10 per hour
Posted: 19 days ago