Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 18 42
Rank change year-on-year +4 +24 -8
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 48 41 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 7.86% 7.52% 4.92%
As % of the System Software category 47.52% 68.33% 53.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 15 33
Cardiff median daily rate £140 £275 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -49.09% -15.38% +18.18%
10th Percentile £110 £95 £142
90th Percentile £331 £494 £386
South Wales median daily rate £169 £213 £325
% change year-on-year -20.59% -34.62% +73.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 5
Cardiff median hourly rate £13.50 £11.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.39% -28.13% +39.13%
10th Percentile £11.30 £10.58 £10.60
90th Percentile £18.68 £15.93 £19.20
South Wales median hourly rate £13.50 £11.50 £11.75
% change year-on-year +17.39% -2.13% -2.08%

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 101 60 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 16.53% 11.01% 9.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 29 65
Cardiff median daily rate £280 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.12% +26.92% -3.70%
10th Percentile £124 £105 £205
90th Percentile £426 £550 £413
South Wales median daily rate £275 £406 £343
% change year-on-year -32.31% +18.61% +14.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 6
Cardiff median hourly rate £14.00 £11.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.74% -32.35% +41.67%
10th Percentile £11.44 £10.60 £10.63
90th Percentile £18.75 £15.65 £28.00
South Wales median hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% +16.67%

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 20 November 2017.

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 45 (93.75%) Windows
2 26 (54.17%) ITIL
3 23 (47.92%) Windows Server
4 21 (43.75%) Windows 7
5 16 (33.33%) MS Exchange
6 13 (27.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 12 (25.00%) Windows 10
7 12 (25.00%) Citrix
7 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 12 (25.00%) VMware
8 9 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
9 8 (16.67%) NHS
9 8 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (14.58%) Hyper-V
11 6 (12.50%) Firewall
11 6 (12.50%) Cisco
11 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (10.42%) Office 365
12 5 (10.42%) SCCM
12 5 (10.42%) CCNA
12 5 (10.42%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Project
12 5 (10.42%) Windows XP
13 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
13 4 (8.33%) ITSM
13 4 (8.33%) Incident Management
13 4 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (6.25%) HP Data Protector
14 3 (6.25%) Problem 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 16 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.17%) Apache
2 2 (4.17%) IBM Notes
2 2 (4.17%) IIS
2 2 (4.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.42%) Office 365
2 2 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.50%) Firewall
2 3 (6.25%) DNS
2 3 (6.25%) Internet
2 3 (6.25%) LAN
2 3 (6.25%) WAN
3 2 (4.17%) BIG-IP
3 2 (4.17%) DHCP
3 2 (4.17%) NetScaler
3 2 (4.17%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (4.17%) VPN
4 1 (2.08%) SAN
4 1 (2.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) MySQL
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (4.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 11 (22.92%) Analyst
3 10 (20.83%) IT Technician
4 9 (18.75%) Desktop Support
5 8 (16.67%) IT Support
6 7 (14.58%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (14.58%) Service Analyst
6 7 (14.58%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (12.50%) IT Support Technician
7 6 (12.50%) Network Engineer
7 6 (12.50%) Network Support
7 6 (12.50%) Network Support Engineer
7 6 (12.50%) Support Technician
8 5 (10.42%) Server Engineer
8 5 (10.42%) Server Support
8 5 (10.42%) Server Support Engineer
9 4 (8.33%) Support Analyst
9 4 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
9 4 (8.33%) Technical Support
9 4 (8.33%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) NHS
2 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.08%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.08%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.08%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 45 (93.75%) Windows
2 23 (47.92%) Windows Server
3 21 (43.75%) Windows 7
4 12 (25.00%) Windows 10
5 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (10.42%) Windows XP
7 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.08%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (54.17%) ITIL
2 4 (8.33%) Incident Management
2 4 (8.33%) ITSM
3 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2
3 3 (6.25%) Problem Management
4 2 (4.17%) Change Management
4 2 (4.17%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (4.17%) Information Governance
4 2 (4.17%) Migration
4 2 (4.17%) Proactive Management
4 2 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (4.17%) Statistics
5 1 (2.08%) Customer-Centricity
5 1 (2.08%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (2.08%) Line Management
5 1 (2.08%) Presales
5 1 (2.08%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.08%) C
1 1 (2.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (27.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 5 (10.42%) CCNA
2 5 (10.42%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.17%) Degree
3 2 (4.17%) MCITP
3 2 (4.17%) MCSE
3 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.08%) MCSA
4 1 (2.08%) MCTS
4 1 (2.08%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (14.58%) Hyper-V
3 4 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (6.25%) XenApp
5 2 (4.17%) iptables
5 2 (4.17%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) SCCM
2 3 (6.25%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (6.25%) Tivoli
2 3 (6.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.08%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (25.00%) Citrix
1 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 12 (25.00%) VMware
2 6 (12.50%) Cisco
3 3 (6.25%) HP
4 2 (4.17%) Lotus
4 2 (4.17%) NetApp
4 2 (4.17%) Oracle
5 1 (2.08%) AppSense
5 1 (2.08%) McAfee
5 1 (2.08%) NVIDIA
5 1 (2.08%) SAP
5 1 (2.08%) SonicWALL