Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 23 23
Rank change year-on-year -21 0 +14
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 40 39 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 4.92% 6.58% 6.68%
As % of the System Software category 42.55% 50.65% 57.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 25 13
Cardiff median daily rate £319 £180 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +77.08% -20.00% -30.77%
10th Percentile £106 £114 £83
90th Percentile £435 £338 £489
South Wales median daily rate £393 £180 £219
% change year-on-year +118.06% -17.71% -32.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 12
Cardiff median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +6.12% -10.91%
10th Percentile £11.97 £11.17 £10.53
90th Percentile £137.25 £16.20 £16.48
South Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £12.90
% change year-on-year - +0.81% +12.13%

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 94 77 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 11.56% 12.98% 11.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 51 34
Cardiff median daily rate £395 £225 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +75.56% -47.06% +30.77%
10th Percentile £149 £130 £97
90th Percentile £530 £388 £550
South Wales median daily rate £413 £195 £413
% change year-on-year +111.54% -52.73% +20.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 13
Cardiff median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +4.00% -21.88%
10th Percentile £11.97 £11.17 £10.55
90th Percentile £137.25 £18.00 £16.20
South Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £13.00

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 21 October 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 21 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 34 (85.00%) Windows
2 22 (55.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (35.00%) ITIL
4 13 (32.50%) Office 365
5 11 (27.50%) Citrix
6 10 (25.00%) Windows Server
7 9 (22.50%) Windows 10
7 9 (22.50%) Windows 7
7 9 (22.50%) Microsoft Office
7 9 (22.50%) SQL
7 9 (22.50%) SCCM
8 8 (20.00%) VMware
8 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Azure
9 7 (17.50%) SCOM
9 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
10 5 (12.50%) MS Exchange
10 5 (12.50%) XenApp
10 5 (12.50%) Change Management
10 5 (12.50%) Telecoms
10 5 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (10.00%) Capacity Management
11 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (10.00%) Security Management
11 4 (10.00%) Management Information System
11 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (10.00%) Hyper-V
11 4 (10.00%) PowerShell
11 4 (10.00%) Performance 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 5 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.50%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (5.00%) IIS
4 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (22.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 13 (32.50%) Office 365
2 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.50%) IaaS
4 1 (2.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (7.50%) Firewall
2 3 (7.50%) LAN
2 3 (7.50%) SAN
2 3 (7.50%) VPN
3 2 (5.00%) NAS
3 2 (5.00%) VoIP
3 2 (5.00%) WAN
4 1 (2.50%) DHCP
4 1 (2.50%) DNS
4 1 (2.50%) Internet
4 1 (2.50%) Intranet
4 1 (2.50%) IPv4
4 1 (2.50%) Skype
4 1 (2.50%) VLAN
4 1 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.50%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (2.50%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) InstallShield
1 2 (5.00%) MSI
1 2 (5.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.50%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 5 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.50%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (25.00%) Analyst
2 5 (12.50%) IT Support
2 5 (12.50%) Support Analyst
2 5 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
3 4 (10.00%) Desktop Support
3 4 (10.00%) Service Analyst
3 4 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (7.50%) Consultant
4 3 (7.50%) Office 365 Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) DBA
5 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (5.00%) IT Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) IT Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Specialist
5 2 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) .NET
1 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (2.50%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.00%) Driving Licence
2 2 (5.00%) NHS
2 2 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.50%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 34 (85.00%) Windows
2 10 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 9 (22.50%) Windows 10
3 9 (22.50%) Windows 7
4 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (10.00%) Linux
7 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (5.00%) Windows XP
9 1 (2.50%) Debian
9 1 (2.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) ITIL
2 5 (12.50%) Change Management
3 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (10.00%) Capacity Management
3 4 (10.00%) Performance Management
3 4 (10.00%) Security Management
4 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (5.00%) Application Discovery
5 2 (5.00%) Cross-Platform Development
5 2 (5.00%) Database Security
5 2 (5.00%) High Availability
5 2 (5.00%) Information Management
5 2 (5.00%) Patch Management
5 2 (5.00%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (5.00%) Regulatory Compliance
5 2 (5.00%) Security Hardening
5 2 (5.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (5.00%) Use Case
5 2 (5.00%) Validation
5 2 (5.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (22.50%) SQL
2 4 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.00%) Python
3 2 (5.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.50%) Java
4 1 (2.50%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.50%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.50%) Degree
2 1 (2.50%) ISEB
2 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (2.50%) MCITP
2 1 (2.50%) MCSE
2 1 (2.50%) Postgraduate
2 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (12.50%) XenApp
2 4 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (7.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (5.00%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (2.50%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.50%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (22.50%) SCCM
2 7 (17.50%) SCOM
3 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (5.00%) PTC Integrity
5 2 (5.00%) SCSM
6 1 (2.50%) Ansible
6 1 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (2.50%) Packer
6 1 (2.50%) Puppet
6 1 (2.50%) SCOrch
6 1 (2.50%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 22 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (27.50%) Citrix
3 8 (20.00%) VMware
4 3 (7.50%) Veeam
5 2 (5.00%) HP
5 2 (5.00%) IBM
5 2 (5.00%) Ivanti
5 2 (5.00%) PTC
6 1 (2.50%) Apple
6 1 (2.50%) Aruba
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco
6 1 (2.50%) Google
6 1 (2.50%) NETGEAR
6 1 (2.50%) Red Hat