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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 23 25 27
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 18 37 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 5.29% 8.83% 3.86%
As % of the System Software category 41.86% 78.72% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 6
Median daily rate £168 £415 £206
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -59.63% +101.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £136 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £463 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -3.12% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 0
Median hourly rate £11.17 £13.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.07% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  

Active Directory is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 43 47 14
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 12.65% 11.22% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 21 9
Median daily rate £225 £238 £206
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +15.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £139 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £460 £379
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 0
Median hourly rate £11.17 £13.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.07% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff citing Active Directory as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory in Cardiff.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Cardiff

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 36 (85.71%) Windows
2 20 (47.62%) Windows 7
3 16 (38.10%) Microsoft
3 16 (38.10%) VMware
4 15 (35.71%) MS Office
5 14 (33.33%) Citrix
6 12 (28.57%) Windows Server
7 11 (26.19%) MS Exchange
8 10 (23.81%) ITIL
8 10 (23.81%) MS Excel
8 10 (23.81%) Cisco
9 9 (21.43%) CCNA
9 9 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (19.05%) HP
10 8 (19.05%) Firewall
10 8 (19.05%) HP Data Protector
11 7 (16.67%) Tivoli
11 7 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (11.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (11.90%) Internet
14 4 (9.52%) SharePoint
14 4 (9.52%) SLA
14 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (9.52%) Apple
14 4 (9.52%) Office 365
14 4 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
15 3 (7.14%) Windows 8
15 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
15 3 (7.14%) SQL

Active Directory
Top Related 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 11 (26.19%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.76%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 15 (35.71%) MS Office
2 10 (23.81%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Office 365
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.05%) Firewall
2 5 (11.90%) Internet
3 3 (7.14%) Wireless
4 2 (4.76%) ADSL
4 2 (4.76%) Extranet
4 2 (4.76%) Intranet
4 2 (4.76%) LAN
4 2 (4.76%) NAS
4 2 (4.76%) SAN
5 1 (2.38%) DNS
5 1 (2.38%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) Blockchain
General
1 2 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (35.71%) Analyst
1 15 (35.71%) Service Analyst
1 15 (35.71%) Service Desk Analyst
2 11 (26.19%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Server Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (7.14%) Desktop Support
5 3 (7.14%) Field Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) IT Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) IT Support
6 2 (4.76%) .NET Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Technical Support
6 2 (4.76%) VB.NET Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) .NET
1 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.38%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) iPhone
1 2 (4.76%) Smartphone
2 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.38%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 36 (85.71%) Windows
2 20 (47.62%) Windows 7
3 12 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (7.14%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.76%) Android
6 2 (4.76%) Windows 10
6 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.38%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) ITIL
2 2 (4.76%) CRM
2 2 (4.76%) Incident Management
2 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (4.76%) Time Management
2 2 (4.76%) Web Development
3 1 (2.38%) Application Packaging
3 1 (2.38%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (2.38%) Information Security
3 1 (2.38%) Migration
3 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2
3 1 (2.38%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.14%) SQL
2 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (21.43%) CCNA
1 9 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (11.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.76%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.76%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (19.05%) HP Data Protector
2 7 (16.67%) Tivoli
2 7 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (2.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (38.10%) Microsoft
1 16 (38.10%) VMware
2 14 (33.33%) Citrix
3 10 (23.81%) Cisco
4 8 (19.05%) HP
5 4 (9.52%) Apple
6 1 (2.38%) NetApp
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle
6 1 (2.38%) SAP
6 1 (2.38%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.38%) Veeam
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