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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
UK / Wales
Rank 23 41 24
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -17
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 42 27 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 6.60% 4.54% 6.39%
As % of the System Software category 62.69% 60.00% 80.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 13 18
Median daily rate £150 £175 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -61.11%
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 13
Median hourly rate £11.17 £13.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.07% +8.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%

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
67 45 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 10.53% 7.56% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 26 25
Median daily rate £215 £250 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.00% -44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £138 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £380 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 13
Median hourly rate £11.17 £13.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.07% +8.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Wales region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 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 +17 38 £150 -5.80% 3
West Wales -15 2 - -
North Wales - 2 - - 1
Active Directory
UK

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 83 (95.40%) Windows
2 42 (48.28%) Microsoft
3 39 (44.83%) Windows 7
4 33 (37.93%) VMware
5 32 (36.78%) Windows Server
6 24 (27.59%) MS Exchange
7 23 (26.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (25.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 21 (24.14%) MS Office
10 19 (21.84%) Citrix
11 17 (19.54%) Cisco
11 17 (19.54%) ITIL
12 14 (16.09%) MS Excel
13 13 (14.94%) SQL Server
13 13 (14.94%) Firewall
14 12 (13.79%) Hyper-V
15 11 (12.64%) Security Cleared
15 11 (12.64%) Tivoli
15 11 (12.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 10 (11.49%) Clustering
16 10 (11.49%) SC Cleared
16 10 (11.49%) SCCM
17 9 (10.34%) HP
18 8 (9.20%) SAN
18 8 (9.20%) Red Hat
18 8 (9.20%) Symantec
18 8 (9.20%) Windows Server 2003
18 8 (9.20%) DNS
18 8 (9.20%) Finance
18 8 (9.20%) Incident Management

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 24 (27.59%) MS Exchange
2 7 (8.05%) Apache
2 7 (8.05%) Confluence
2 7 (8.05%) WebLogic
3 5 (5.75%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.45%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.30%) IIS
5 2 (2.30%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.15%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 21 (24.14%) MS Office
2 14 (16.09%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.20%) Office 365
2 6 (6.90%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.94%) Firewall
2 8 (9.20%) DNS
2 8 (9.20%) SAN
3 7 (8.05%) DHCP
4 6 (6.90%) LAN
4 6 (6.90%) TCP/IP
5 5 (5.75%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (5.75%) Internet
6 4 (4.60%) WAN
7 3 (3.45%) iSCSI
7 3 (3.45%) Structured Cabling
7 3 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (3.45%) Wireless
8 2 (2.30%) ADSL
8 2 (2.30%) Extranet
8 2 (2.30%) Intranet
8 2 (2.30%) NAS
8 2 (2.30%) VPN
9 1 (1.15%) IPv6
9 1 (1.15%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.94%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.05%) MongoDB
2 7 (8.05%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.45%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (8.05%) Jenkins
1 7 (8.05%) JIRA
1 7 (8.05%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.15%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (9.20%) Finance
2 5 (5.75%) Local Government
2 5 (5.75%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.30%) Electronics
3 2 (2.30%) Marketing
3 2 (2.30%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.15%) Advertising
4 1 (1.15%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (31.03%) Analyst
2 21 (24.14%) Service Analyst
2 21 (24.14%) Service Desk Analyst
3 13 (14.94%) Support Engineer
4 11 (12.64%) Architect
5 10 (11.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (11.49%) IT Support
6 8 (9.20%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 7 (8.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 6 (6.90%) Desktop Support
8 6 (6.90%) Support Analyst
8 6 (6.90%) Technical Architect
9 5 (5.75%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 5 (5.75%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (5.75%) Desktop Engineer
9 5 (5.75%) IT Analyst
9 5 (5.75%) IT Engineer
9 5 (5.75%) Technical Engineer
10 4 (4.60%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (4.60%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.05%) MCollective
2 6 (6.90%) ELK Stack
3 2 (2.30%) .NET
3 2 (2.30%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.49%) Clustering
2 6 (6.90%) PKI
3 4 (4.60%) Statistics
4 2 (2.30%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.30%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.30%) iPhone
4 2 (2.30%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.15%) Blockchain
5 1 (1.15%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.15%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.15%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 83 (95.40%) Windows
2 39 (44.83%) Windows 7
3 32 (36.78%) Windows Server
4 23 (26.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (25.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (9.20%) Windows 10
6 8 (9.20%) Windows 8
6 8 (9.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (8.05%) AIX
7 7 (8.05%) Linux
7 7 (8.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (8.05%) Unix
8 6 (6.90%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.30%) Android
10 1 (1.15%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.15%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (19.54%) ITIL
2 8 (9.20%) Incident Management
3 7 (8.05%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (8.05%) High Availability
3 7 (8.05%) IT Governance
4 6 (6.90%) ITSM
5 5 (5.75%) Migration
5 5 (5.75%) Project Management
6 4 (4.60%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (4.60%) Service Management
7 3 (3.45%) Information Security
7 3 (3.45%) Software Licensing
7 3 (3.45%) Waterfall
8 2 (2.30%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (2.30%) Programme Management
8 2 (2.30%) Project Governance
8 2 (2.30%) SDLC
8 2 (2.30%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (2.30%) Time Management
8 2 (2.30%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.45%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.30%) JavaScript
2 2 (2.30%) SQL
2 2 (2.30%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.15%) Python
3 1 (1.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (12.64%) Security Cleared
2 10 (11.49%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.90%) CCNA
3 6 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (3.45%) MCSE
5 2 (2.30%) Degree
5 2 (2.30%) MCITP
6 1 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.15%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.15%) MCP
6 1 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.15%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (13.79%) Hyper-V
2 7 (8.05%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (8.05%) PowerHA
2 7 (8.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.60%) XenApp
4 3 (3.45%) Terminal Services
5 2 (2.30%) BitLocker
5 2 (2.30%) ProxySG
5 2 (2.30%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.30%) vSphere
6 1 (1.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.15%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 11 (12.64%) Tivoli
1 11 (12.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 10 (11.49%) SCCM
3 7 (8.05%) Ansible
3 7 (8.05%) Nessus
3 7 (8.05%) Packer
3 7 (8.05%) Puppet
3 7 (8.05%) Rundeck
3 7 (8.05%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 7 (8.05%) Zenoss
4 5 (5.75%) Backup Exec
5 4 (4.60%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (1.15%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (1.15%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.15%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.15%) SCOM
Vendors
1 42 (48.28%) Microsoft
2 33 (37.93%) VMware
3 19 (21.84%) Citrix
4 17 (19.54%) Cisco
5 9 (10.34%) HP
6 8 (9.20%) Red Hat
6 8 (9.20%) Symantec
7 7 (8.05%) IBM
7 7 (8.05%) Oracle
7 7 (8.05%) Sonatype
8 6 (6.90%) SAP
9 5 (5.75%) Apple
10 3 (3.45%) Avaya
11 2 (2.30%) Blue Coat
11 2 (2.30%) Intel Security
11 2 (2.30%) Lumension
11 2 (2.30%) NetApp
11 2 (2.30%) ServiceNow
12 1 (1.15%) EqualLogic
12 1 (1.15%) SaltStack