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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 46 35 24
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -11
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 38 30 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 4.22% 4.24% 5.59%
As % of the System Software category 51.35% 57.69% 65.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 12
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£325 £138 £253
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+136.36% -45.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £120 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £375 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 6 3
Average hourly rate £10.00 £14.75 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.20% +13.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.50 £11.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £18.25 £13.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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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
74 52 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 8.22% 7.34% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 28 23
Average daily rate £355 £310 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.51% +12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £120 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £442 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 6 3
Average hourly rate £11.00 £17.50 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.14% +32.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.60 £11.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £19.00 £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 4 September 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Wales region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram 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 4 September 2015. 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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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 -13 24 £325 +136.36% 10
North Wales +2 10 - - 2
Mid Wales - 2 £275 -
West Wales - 2 £500 -
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Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 62 (87.32%) Windows
2 30 (42.25%) Microsoft
3 28 (39.44%) Windows 7
4 25 (35.21%) ITIL
5 21 (29.58%) VMware
6 18 (25.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (21.13%) SCCM
7 15 (21.13%) Windows XP
8 14 (19.72%) MS Exchange
9 10 (14.08%) VoIP
9 10 (14.08%) Citrix
9 10 (14.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (11.27%) DNS
10 8 (11.27%) TCP/IP
10 8 (11.27%) SQL Server
10 8 (11.27%) Service Management
10 8 (11.27%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (9.86%) Security Cleared
11 7 (9.86%) PowerShell
11 7 (9.86%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (9.86%) Migration
11 7 (9.86%) Cisco
12 6 (8.45%) MS Excel
12 6 (8.45%) SC Cleared
13 5 (7.04%) Exchange Server 2013
13 5 (7.04%) SCSM
13 5 (7.04%) Change Control
13 5 (7.04%) Office 365
13 5 (7.04%) Windows Intune
13 5 (7.04%) Change Management

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 14 (19.72%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.04%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.04%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (5.63%) IBM Notes
3 4 (5.63%) Lotus Domino
3 4 (5.63%) Lync
3 4 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.82%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.41%) GroupWise
5 1 (1.41%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (8.45%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.04%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.04%) Office 365
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.08%) VoIP
2 8 (11.27%) TCP/IP
2 8 (11.27%) DNS
3 5 (7.04%) SAN
4 4 (5.63%) SMTP
4 4 (5.63%) DHCP
5 3 (4.23%) Wireless
6 2 (2.82%) VPN
6 2 (2.82%) WAN
6 2 (2.82%) LAN
7 1 (1.41%) SMS
7 1 (1.41%) VLAN
7 1 (1.41%) NAS
7 1 (1.41%) Softswitch
7 1 (1.41%) PABX
7 1 (1.41%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (1.41%) Internet
7 1 (1.41%) Firewall
7 1 (1.41%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.82%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (7.04%) AdminStudio
2 3 (4.23%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (4.23%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
1 1 (1.41%) Finance
1 1 (1.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (19.72%) Support Engineer
2 12 (16.90%) 1st Line Support
3 11 (15.49%) Analyst
4 10 (14.08%) Systems Engineer
5 8 (11.27%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 6 (8.45%) IT Support
6 6 (8.45%) Support Analyst
7 5 (7.04%) Developer
7 5 (7.04%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (7.04%) Service Analyst
7 5 (7.04%) Administrator
7 5 (7.04%) SCCM Engineer
8 4 (5.63%) Configuration Engineer
8 4 (5.63%) Exchange Specialist
8 4 (5.63%) Wintel Engineer
8 4 (5.63%) Systems Manager
8 4 (5.63%) Configuration Manager
8 4 (5.63%) Desktop Support
9 3 (4.23%) Consultant
9 3 (4.23%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.04%) Flash
2 2 (2.82%) RESTful
2 2 (2.82%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (2.82%) .NET
2 2 (2.82%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.82%) SOAP
2 2 (2.82%) Web Services
2 2 (2.82%) XML
3 1 (1.41%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.04%) Clustering
2 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.82%) NHS
3 1 (1.41%) GIS
3 1 (1.41%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 62 (87.32%) Windows
2 28 (39.44%) Windows 7
3 18 (25.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (21.13%) Windows XP
5 10 (14.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (9.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.41%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.41%) Linux
7 1 (1.41%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.41%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.41%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (35.21%) ITIL
2 8 (11.27%) Service Management
3 7 (9.86%) Migration
4 5 (7.04%) Change Management
4 5 (7.04%) Change Control
5 4 (5.63%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (4.23%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.23%) UML
6 3 (4.23%) SysML
6 3 (4.23%) Requirements Management
7 2 (2.82%) Time Management
7 2 (2.82%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (2.82%) Project Management
8 1 (1.41%) PRINCE
8 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2
8 1 (1.41%) Incident Management
8 1 (1.41%) Business Continuity
8 1 (1.41%) Information Security
8 1 (1.41%) Asset Management
8 1 (1.41%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.86%) PowerShell
2 5 (7.04%) Java
2 5 (7.04%) SQL
3 2 (2.82%) T-SQL
3 2 (2.82%) C#
4 1 (1.41%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (9.86%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.45%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.04%) CCNA
3 5 (7.04%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.23%) MCSE
5 2 (2.82%) MCTS
5 2 (2.82%) MCITP
6 1 (1.41%) CCENT
6 1 (1.41%) CCNP
6 1 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.41%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.41%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) SLA
2 2 (2.82%) HL7
3 1 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 8 (11.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.23%) vSphere
3 2 (2.82%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.82%) Firmware
3 2 (2.82%) Terminal Services
3 2 (2.82%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.41%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (21.13%) SCCM
2 5 (7.04%) Windows Intune
2 5 (7.04%) SCSM
3 1 (1.41%) SCOM
3 1 (1.41%) ARCserve
3 1 (1.41%) ZENworks
3 1 (1.41%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 30 (42.25%) Microsoft
2 21 (29.58%) VMware
3 10 (14.08%) Citrix
4 7 (9.86%) Cisco
5 4 (5.63%) Lotus
5 4 (5.63%) Clearswift
6 2 (2.82%) Veritas
6 2 (2.82%) Avaya
7 1 (1.41%) BMC
7 1 (1.41%) Novell
7 1 (1.41%) Oracle
7 1 (1.41%) HP
7 1 (1.41%) EMC
7 1 (1.41%) Veeam
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