Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for Active Directory skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Active Directory over the 6 months to 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Active Directory
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 17 18
Rank change year-on-year -18 +1 +24
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 46 46 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 5.17% 7.38% 8.11%
As % of the System Software category 42.59% 44.66% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 22 17
Cardiff median daily rate £319 £139 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +130.14% -49.64% -15.38%
10th Percentile £106 £110 £98
90th Percentile £452 £311 £488
South Wales median daily rate £375 £175 £213
% change year-on-year +114.29% -17.65% -34.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 17
Cardiff median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +21.74% -9.80%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.44 £10.65
90th Percentile £152.00 £18.60 £18.35
South Wales median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year - +21.74% -2.13%

Active Directory is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Cardiff
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 108 103 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 12.15% 16.53% 11.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 62 30
Cardiff median daily rate £395 £305 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.51% -18.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £169 £130 £105
90th Percentile £530 £449 £550
South Wales median daily rate £400 £325 £400
% change year-on-year +23.08% -18.75% +17.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 18
Cardiff median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +26.09% -11.54%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.57 £10.68
90th Percentile £152.00 £18.75 £17.95
South Wales median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £12.90
% change year-on-year -3.45% +12.45% +1.14%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings citing Active Directory as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Cardiff

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Active Directory in Cardiff.

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Cardiff

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Cardiff over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Cardiff

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory in Cardiff.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Cardiff

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Cardiff over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 40 (86.96%) Windows
2 27 (58.70%) Microsoft
3 16 (34.78%) ITIL
3 16 (34.78%) Windows Server
4 15 (32.61%) Office 365
5 14 (30.43%) VMware
6 13 (28.26%) Citrix
7 10 (21.74%) Microsoft Office
7 10 (21.74%) Windows 7
8 9 (19.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (19.57%) Windows 10
8 9 (19.57%) SQL
9 8 (17.39%) SQL Server
9 8 (17.39%) SCCM
9 8 (17.39%) SCOM
9 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Azure
11 6 (13.04%) XenApp
11 6 (13.04%) MS Exchange
12 5 (10.87%) TCP/IP
12 5 (10.87%) VPN
12 5 (10.87%) PowerShell
12 5 (10.87%) Telecoms
12 5 (10.87%) Change Management
12 5 (10.87%) Firewall
12 5 (10.87%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (10.87%) Hyper-V
12 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Clustering
12 5 (10.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 4 (8.70%) Capacity Management

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 6 (13.04%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (4.35%) IIS
3 2 (4.35%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (21.74%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 15 (32.61%) Office 365
2 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (10.87%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.17%) IaaS
4 1 (2.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.87%) Firewall
1 5 (10.87%) TCP/IP
1 5 (10.87%) VPN
2 4 (8.70%) LAN
2 4 (8.70%) VoIP
3 3 (6.52%) SAN
3 3 (6.52%) WAN
4 2 (4.35%) DNS
4 2 (4.35%) NAS
5 1 (2.17%) DHCP
5 1 (2.17%) FTP
5 1 (2.17%) Internet
5 1 (2.17%) Intranet
5 1 (2.17%) IPv4
5 1 (2.17%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (2.17%) Skype
5 1 (2.17%) SSL
5 1 (2.17%) VLAN
5 1 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.17%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (2.17%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) InstallShield
1 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.17%) MSI
1 1 (2.17%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 5 (10.87%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.70%) Finance
3 1 (2.17%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Law
3 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (26.09%) Analyst
2 7 (15.22%) IT Support
3 6 (13.04%) IT Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) 1st Line Support
4 5 (10.87%) Support Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) Support Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (8.70%) Consultant
5 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Service Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Support Technician
6 3 (6.52%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) IT Support Technician
6 3 (6.52%) IT Technician
6 3 (6.52%) Office 365 Consultant
6 3 (6.52%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) VMware Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) .NET
1 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) NHS
2 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.35%) Driving Licence
2 2 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.17%) AS400
3 1 (2.17%) Clustering
3 1 (2.17%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.17%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 40 (86.96%) Windows
2 16 (34.78%) Windows Server
3 10 (21.74%) Windows 7
4 9 (19.57%) Windows 10
4 9 (19.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (6.52%) Windows XP
8 2 (4.35%) Linux
9 1 (2.17%) Debian
9 1 (2.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.78%) ITIL
2 5 (10.87%) Change Management
2 5 (10.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 4 (8.70%) Capacity Management
3 4 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (8.70%) Performance Management
3 4 (8.70%) Security Management
4 3 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (6.52%) Information Security
5 2 (4.35%) Break/Fix
5 2 (4.35%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (4.35%) Database Security
5 2 (4.35%) High Availability
5 2 (4.35%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (4.35%) Regulatory Compliance
5 2 (4.35%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.35%) Waterfall
6 1 (2.17%) Collaborative Working
6 1 (2.17%) IT Strategy
6 1 (2.17%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.57%) SQL
2 5 (10.87%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.35%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.17%) Java
4 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.17%) Python
4 1 (2.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.52%) MCSE
3 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) CCNA
4 1 (2.17%) CCNP
4 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.17%) Degree
4 1 (2.17%) ISEB
4 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.17%) MCITP
4 1 (2.17%) Postgraduate
4 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (13.04%) XenApp
2 5 (10.87%) Hyper-V
3 4 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (2.17%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (2.17%) vSphere
5 1 (2.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (17.39%) SCCM
1 8 (17.39%) SCOM
2 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (4.35%) SCOrch
4 2 (4.35%) SCSM
5 1 (2.17%) Ansible
5 1 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.17%) Packer
5 1 (2.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 27 (58.70%) Microsoft
2 14 (30.43%) VMware
3 13 (28.26%) Citrix
4 3 (6.52%) Veeam
5 2 (4.35%) HP
5 2 (4.35%) NetApp
6 1 (2.17%) Aruba
6 1 (2.17%) Cisco
6 1 (2.17%) IBM
6 1 (2.17%) Ivanti
6 1 (2.17%) NETGEAR
6 1 (2.17%) Palo Alto
6 1 (2.17%) Red Hat