Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 26 28
Rank change year-on-year -11 +2 +11
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 40 38 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 5.14% 5.97% 6.54%
As % of the System Software category 51.95% 40.43% 67.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 26 13
Cardiff median daily rate £319 £178 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +79.58% -11.25% -38.46%
10th Percentile £138 £125 £83
90th Percentile £420 £338 £506
South Wales median daily rate £375 £180 £213
% change year-on-year +108.33% -15.29% -30.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 10
Cardiff median hourly rate £13.00 £13.75 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.45% +5.77% +13.04%
10th Percentile £11.60 £10.97 £10.50
90th Percentile £16.20 £16.60 £16.85
South Wales median hourly rate £12.74 £12.09 £13.00
% change year-on-year +5.44% -7.04% +13.04%

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 77 94 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 9.90% 14.78% 9.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 68 22
Cardiff median daily rate £393 £225 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +74.44% -35.71% +7.69%
10th Percentile £157 £149 £86
90th Percentile £536 £392 £475
South Wales median daily rate £425 £200 £350
% change year-on-year +112.50% -42.86% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 13
Cardiff median hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.34% +11.54% +13.04%
10th Percentile £11.60 £11.10 £10.55
90th Percentile £16.20 £18.56 £18.75
South Wales median hourly rate £12.74 £17.14 £13.50
% change year-on-year -25.66% +26.96% -2.53%

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 17 August 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

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 35 (87.50%) Windows
2 20 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 16 (40.00%) Citrix
4 14 (35.00%) ITIL
5 13 (32.50%) Windows 7
6 11 (27.50%) SCCM
6 11 (27.50%) SQL Server
6 11 (27.50%) Windows 10
7 9 (22.50%) SQL
7 9 (22.50%) VMware
8 8 (20.00%) Windows Server
9 7 (17.50%) IIS
9 7 (17.50%) SCOM
9 7 (17.50%) XenDesktop
10 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (15.00%) DHCP
10 6 (15.00%) DNS
10 6 (15.00%) Cisco
10 6 (15.00%) Management Information System
10 6 (15.00%) Data Centre
10 6 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 5 (12.50%) XenApp
11 5 (12.50%) CheckPoint
11 5 (12.50%) Linux
11 5 (12.50%) Office 365
11 5 (12.50%) vSphere
12 4 (10.00%) PTC
12 4 (10.00%) Information Management
12 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 7 (17.50%) IIS
2 4 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (7.50%) MS Exchange
4 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.50%) Office 365
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.50%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.00%) DHCP
1 6 (15.00%) DNS
2 3 (7.50%) LAN
2 3 (7.50%) VPN
3 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.00%) VoIP
3 2 (5.00%) WAN
4 1 (2.50%) Firewall
4 1 (2.50%) Internet
4 1 (2.50%) Intranet
4 1 (2.50%) IPv4
4 1 (2.50%) NAS
4 1 (2.50%) SAN
4 1 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (27.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.50%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (5.00%) InstallShield
2 2 (5.00%) MSI
3 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.50%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 4 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (37.50%) Analyst
2 7 (17.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 5 (12.50%) Desktop Support
3 5 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 5 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) IT Support
4 4 (10.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (7.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 3 (7.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Support
5 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Data Centre
1 6 (15.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) PDA
3 1 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.50%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 35 (87.50%) Windows
2 13 (32.50%) Windows 7
3 11 (27.50%) Windows 10
4 8 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (12.50%) Linux
7 4 (10.00%) Windows XP
8 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (2.50%) Android
9 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) ITIL
2 6 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (10.00%) Capacity Management
3 4 (10.00%) Change Management
3 4 (10.00%) Cross-Platform Development
3 4 (10.00%) Information Management
3 4 (10.00%) Performance Management
3 4 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 4 (10.00%) Requirements Management
3 4 (10.00%) Security Hardening
3 4 (10.00%) Security Management
3 4 (10.00%) Use Case
3 4 (10.00%) Validation
4 3 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.00%) Information Security
5 2 (5.00%) Patch Management
5 2 (5.00%) Project Management
5 2 (5.00%) Regulatory Compliance
5 2 (5.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (22.50%) SQL
2 4 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.50%) Python
3 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) CCNA
1 3 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (7.50%) CISSP
1 3 (7.50%) MCSA
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (7.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (2.50%) Degree
2 1 (2.50%) ISEB
2 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.50%) Postgraduate
2 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (17.50%) XenDesktop
2 5 (12.50%) vSphere
2 5 (12.50%) XenApp
3 3 (7.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (2.50%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (27.50%) SCCM
2 7 (17.50%) SCOM
3 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (10.00%) PTC Integrity
4 2 (5.00%) SCSM
5 1 (2.50%) Ansible
5 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.50%) Packer
5 1 (2.50%) Puppet
5 1 (2.50%) SCOrch
5 1 (2.50%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 20 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (40.00%) Citrix
3 9 (22.50%) VMware
4 6 (15.00%) Cisco
5 5 (12.50%) CheckPoint
6 4 (10.00%) IBM
6 4 (10.00%) PTC
7 2 (5.00%) Ivanti
7 2 (5.00%) Veeam
8 1 (2.50%) Apple
8 1 (2.50%) Google
8 1 (2.50%) HP