Period
to 23 September 2020

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 23 September 2020 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
23 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 12 43
Rank change year-on-year +4 +31 -21
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 16 59 42
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cardiff 10.53% 9.75% 5.26%
As % of the System Software category 66.67% 56.19% 48.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 43 29
Median daily rate £170 £290 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -41.51% -10.77% +80.56%
10th Percentile £125 £105 £141
90th Percentile £508 £498 £426
South Wales median daily rate £180 £300 £375
% change year-on-year -40.00% -20.00% +108.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 5
Median hourly rate - £14.14 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +8.73% -5.45%
South Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £12.24
% change year-on-year -6.25% +30.69% -5.83%

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 24 105 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 15.79% 17.36% 10.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 68 60
Median daily rate £170 £365 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -53.53% -8.75% +77.78%
10th Percentile £129 £124 £182
90th Percentile £511 £532 £541
South Wales median daily rate £400 £395 £413
% change year-on-year +1.27% -4.24% +115.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £15.07 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +132.29% +15.90% -10.34%
Median hourly rate £15.75 £16.00 £12.24
% change year-on-year -1.56% +30.69% -15.57%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Cardiff

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in Cardiff.

Daily rate trend for Active Directory in Cardiff

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Active Directory in Cardiff over the 6 months to 23 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Cardiff

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in Cardiff.

Hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 23 September 2020, 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 10 (62.50%) Office 365
2 9 (56.25%) Windows
3 7 (43.75%) Windows 10
4 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 5 (31.25%) Migration
6 4 (25.00%) SCCM
6 4 (25.00%) Azure
7 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
7 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
8 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
8 2 (12.50%) NHS
8 2 (12.50%) ITSM
8 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
8 2 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (12.50%) Public Sector
8 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (12.50%) OneDrive
8 2 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (12.50%) Break/Fix
9 1 (6.25%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 1 (6.25%) Acceptance Criteria
9 1 (6.25%) Tricentis Tosca
9 1 (6.25%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (6.25%) DBS Check
9 1 (6.25%) Power BI
9 1 (6.25%) Server Building
9 1 (6.25%) Driving Licence
9 1 (6.25%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (6.25%) High Availability

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 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (62.50%) Office 365
2 4 (25.00%) Azure
3 2 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (12.50%) OneDrive
4 1 (6.25%) Power Platform
4 1 (6.25%) Slack
4 1 (6.25%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) DHCP
1 1 (6.25%) DNS
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
1 1 (6.25%) NetScaler
1 1 (6.25%) Network Security
1 1 (6.25%) VPN
1 1 (6.25%) WebEx
1 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
1 1 (6.25%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (6.25%) Power BI
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
1 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (12.50%) Public Sector
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Architect
2 3 (18.75%) Desktop Support
2 3 (18.75%) Service Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Office 365 Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Floorwalker
4 1 (6.25%) IT Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Office 365 Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Office 365 Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Security Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) NHS
2 1 (6.25%) Driving Licence
2 1 (6.25%) Smartphone
2 1 (6.25%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Windows 10
3 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2016
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2019
5 1 (6.25%) Linux
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) Break/Fix
2 2 (12.50%) ITSM
2 2 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (6.25%) Acceptance Criteria
3 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
3 1 (6.25%) DevOps
3 1 (6.25%) High Availability
3 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Project Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
3 1 (6.25%) Server Building
3 1 (6.25%) User Stories
3 1 (6.25%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) DBS Check
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (6.25%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Barracuda Networks
2 1 (6.25%) Ivanti
2 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
2 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow