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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 26 24 27
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 39 30 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 5.42% 5.31% 4.29%
As % of the System Software category 68.42% 71.43% 73.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 7
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£450 £200 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% -33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £263
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 5
Average hourly rate £13.25 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.66% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.20 £11.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £15.35 £25.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.65 £15.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-9.00% +1.69%
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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 42 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 7.92% 7.43% 5.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 22 12
Average daily rate £450 £305 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.54% +6.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £382
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £310 £315
% change year-on-year
+14.51% -1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 5
Average hourly rate £13.25 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.66% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £15.35 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.13 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.87% -5.14%

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 3 March 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
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 3 March 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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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 0 29 £450 +125.00% 13
Mid Wales - - - -
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Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 60 (81.08%) Windows
2 29 (39.19%) Microsoft
3 22 (29.73%) VMware
4 21 (28.38%) Security Cleared
5 20 (27.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (25.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (22.97%) Citrix
8 16 (21.62%) MS Exchange
9 15 (20.27%) Windows 7
10 14 (18.92%) Windows XP
10 14 (18.92%) SC Cleared
11 13 (17.57%) ITIL
12 12 (16.22%) MS Excel
12 12 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
13 11 (14.86%) MCP
14 9 (12.16%) XenApp
14 9 (12.16%) DV Cleared
14 9 (12.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 8 (10.81%) VMware ESX
15 8 (10.81%) Disaster Recovery
16 6 (8.11%) McAfee
16 6 (8.11%) MS Office
16 6 (8.11%) SharePoint
16 6 (8.11%) DNS
16 6 (8.11%) Hyper-V
16 6 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
17 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2012
17 5 (6.76%) Lync
17 5 (6.76%) Degree
17 5 (6.76%) Blackberry

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 16 (21.62%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.11%) SharePoint
2 6 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (6.76%) Lync
3 5 (6.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2000
4 4 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (4.05%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (4.05%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.70%) IIS
6 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (16.22%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.11%) DNS
2 4 (5.41%) LAN
2 4 (5.41%) DHCP
2 4 (5.41%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.05%) WAN
3 3 (4.05%) Internet
3 3 (4.05%) Firewall
4 2 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (2.70%) LDAP
4 2 (2.70%) SAN
4 2 (2.70%) VPN
5 1 (1.35%) MPLS
5 1 (1.35%) DSL
5 1 (1.35%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.05%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (5.41%) Finance
1 4 (5.41%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.05%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (22.97%) Support Engineer
2 16 (21.62%) Analyst
3 11 (14.86%) IT Support
4 9 (12.16%) Service Analyst
4 9 (12.16%) Service Desk Analyst
5 8 (10.81%) Desktop Support
5 8 (10.81%) Wintel Engineer
6 6 (8.11%) Support Technician
6 6 (8.11%) Desktop Engineer
6 6 (8.11%) Server Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Support Analyst
7 5 (6.76%) Consultant
7 5 (6.76%) Wintel Consultant
8 4 (5.41%) Wintel Server Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (5.41%) IT Support Analyst
9 3 (4.05%) IT Support Technician
9 3 (4.05%) Desktop Support Technician
9 3 (4.05%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.70%) .NET
1 2 (2.70%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.35%) MSMQ
2 1 (1.35%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.76%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.41%) Visualisation
2 4 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.41%) NHS
3 3 (4.05%) Smartphone
3 3 (4.05%) Clustering
4 2 (2.70%) CESG
4 2 (2.70%) CESG CLAS
4 2 (2.70%) GIS
4 2 (2.70%) RMADS
5 1 (1.35%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 60 (81.08%) Windows
2 20 (27.03%) Windows Server 2003
3 19 (25.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (20.27%) Windows 7
5 14 (18.92%) Windows XP
6 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.05%) Linux
8 2 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.35%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.35%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.57%) ITIL
2 8 (10.81%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (5.41%) Migration
4 3 (4.05%) Validation
4 3 (4.05%) Service Delivery
4 3 (4.05%) IT Governance
5 2 (2.70%) Information Assurance
5 2 (2.70%) Information Governance
5 2 (2.70%) Protective Monitoring
5 2 (2.70%) Project Management
6 1 (1.35%) Service Management
6 1 (1.35%) Change Management
6 1 (1.35%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (1.35%) Data Entry
6 1 (1.35%) Change Control
6 1 (1.35%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.41%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.05%) SQL
3 2 (2.70%) C#
3 2 (2.70%) VB
4 1 (1.35%) C++
4 1 (1.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (28.38%) Security Cleared
2 14 (18.92%) SC Cleared
3 11 (14.86%) MCP
4 9 (12.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (12.16%) DV Cleared
5 5 (6.76%) Degree
6 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (4.05%) MCSE
8 2 (2.70%) CISSP
8 2 (2.70%) A+ Certification
8 2 (2.70%) CISM
8 2 (2.70%) MCITP
8 2 (2.70%) VCP4
9 1 (1.35%) VCP5
9 1 (1.35%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.41%) SLA
2 3 (4.05%) GxP
System Software
1 12 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (12.16%) XenApp
3 8 (10.81%) VMware ESX
4 6 (8.11%) Hyper-V
5 4 (5.41%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 4 (5.41%) SCCM
2 3 (4.05%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.35%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.35%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.35%) ARCserve
3 1 (1.35%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.35%) Windows Intune
3 1 (1.35%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 29 (39.19%) Microsoft
2 22 (29.73%) VMware
3 17 (22.97%) Citrix
4 6 (8.11%) McAfee
5 4 (5.41%) Cisco
6 3 (4.05%) Symantec
6 3 (4.05%) Sophos
7 2 (2.70%) F5
7 2 (2.70%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.70%) HP
8 1 (1.35%) Dell
8 1 (1.35%) IBM
8 1 (1.35%) NetApp
8 1 (1.35%) Lotus
8 1 (1.35%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.35%) NETGEAR
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £17.46 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Connectus
Rate: £10 - £17.5 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago