Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 22 25
Rank change year-on-year -8 +3 +7
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 52 40 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 6.23% 6.06% 8.13%
As % of the System Software category 55.32% 45.98% 70.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 26 25
Cardiff median daily rate £325 £174 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +87.05% -33.81% -0.44%
10th Percentile £156 £118 £89
90th Percentile £470 £338 £463
South Wales median daily rate £333 £180 £283
% change year-on-year +84.72% -36.28% -7.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 10
Cardiff median hourly rate £13.00 £11.17 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.38% -14.08% +13.04%
10th Percentile £11.60 £11.04 £12.75
90th Percentile £20.00 £15.80 £13.48
South Wales median hourly rate £12.49 £11.17 £13.00
% change year-on-year +11.77% -14.08% +10.64%

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 87 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 11.26% 13.18% 11.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 62 38
Cardiff median daily rate £400 £225 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +77.78% -35.71% +62.79%
10th Percentile £195 £141 £107
90th Percentile £504 £425 £475
South Wales median daily rate £418 £225 £350
% change year-on-year +85.56% -35.71% +23.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 12
Cardiff median hourly rate £13.00 £12.09 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.57% -7.04% +10.64%
South Wales median hourly rate £12.49 £55.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year -77.30% +323.08% +1.17%

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 43 (82.69%) Windows
2 25 (48.08%) Microsoft
3 24 (46.15%) Windows Server
4 17 (32.69%) SQL Server
5 16 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (26.92%) ITIL
6 14 (26.92%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (25.00%) Citrix
7 13 (25.00%) Migration
8 12 (23.08%) Windows 7
8 12 (23.08%) SQL
9 11 (21.15%) VMware
10 10 (19.23%) SCCM
10 10 (19.23%) Linux
10 10 (19.23%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (17.31%) vSphere
11 9 (17.31%) High Availability
11 9 (17.31%) Performance Tuning
11 9 (17.31%) Management Information System
11 9 (17.31%) DNS
11 9 (17.31%) MCITP
12 8 (15.38%) Degree
12 8 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
12 8 (15.38%) DHCP
12 8 (15.38%) MS Exchange
13 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Office
13 7 (13.46%) CheckPoint
13 7 (13.46%) MySQL

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 8 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.62%) IIS
2 5 (9.62%) Moodle
2 5 (9.62%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (5.77%) Skype for Business
4 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (11.54%) Office 365
3 3 (5.77%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.31%) DNS
2 8 (15.38%) DHCP
3 4 (7.69%) Kerberos
3 4 (7.69%) LAN
3 4 (7.69%) WAN
4 3 (5.77%) Skype
5 2 (3.85%) SAN
5 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.85%) VLAN
6 1 (1.92%) 4G
6 1 (1.92%) ADSL
6 1 (1.92%) Firewall
6 1 (1.92%) Modbus
6 1 (1.92%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (32.69%) SQL Server
2 8 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (13.46%) MySQL
3 7 (13.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (9.62%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (3.85%) InstallShield
2 2 (3.85%) MSI
3 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.92%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1 (1.92%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (25.00%) Analyst
2 10 (19.23%) DBA
2 10 (19.23%) SQL DBA
3 9 (17.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (15.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 5 (9.62%) Architect
5 5 (9.62%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (7.69%) Administrator
6 4 (7.69%) Desktop Support
7 3 (5.77%) Service Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Technical Architect
8 2 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.31%) Management Information System
2 5 (9.62%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.62%) NHS
3 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.92%) e-Learning
3 1 (1.92%) PDA
3 1 (1.92%) Reference Data
3 1 (1.92%) Renewable Energy
3 1 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 43 (82.69%) Windows
2 24 (46.15%) Windows Server
3 12 (23.08%) Windows 7
4 10 (19.23%) Linux
4 10 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (11.54%) Windows 10
5 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (7.69%) Scientific Linux
6 4 (7.69%) Windows XP
7 2 (3.85%) Windows 2000
7 2 (3.85%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (3.85%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.92%) Android
8 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (26.92%) ITIL
3 13 (25.00%) Migration
4 10 (19.23%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (17.31%) High Availability
5 9 (17.31%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (11.54%) Patch Management
7 5 (9.62%) Cross-Platform Development
7 5 (9.62%) Information Management
7 5 (9.62%) Requirements Analysis
7 5 (9.62%) Requirements Management
7 5 (9.62%) Security Hardening
7 5 (9.62%) Use Case
7 5 (9.62%) Validation
8 3 (5.77%) Asset Management
8 3 (5.77%) Project Management
8 3 (5.77%) Service Management
9 2 (3.85%) Identity Management
9 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2
9 2 (3.85%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (23.08%) SQL
2 4 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.92%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (26.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (17.31%) MCITP
3 8 (15.38%) Degree
4 7 (13.46%) MCTS
5 5 (9.62%) CISSP
5 5 (9.62%) MCSA
6 4 (7.69%) CCNA
6 4 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (5.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (3.85%) MCSE
9 1 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (17.31%) vSphere
2 7 (13.46%) XenDesktop
3 5 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (5.77%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (5.77%) XenApp
5 2 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (19.23%) SCCM
2 5 (9.62%) PTC Integrity
3 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (3.85%) SCOM
3 2 (3.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.92%) Ansible
4 1 (1.92%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.92%) Packer
4 1 (1.92%) Puppet
4 1 (1.92%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.92%) SCSM
4 1 (1.92%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 25 (48.08%) Microsoft
2 13 (25.00%) Citrix
3 11 (21.15%) VMware
4 7 (13.46%) CheckPoint
4 7 (13.46%) Cisco
5 5 (9.62%) IBM
5 5 (9.62%) PTC
6 4 (7.69%) Symantec
7 2 (3.85%) Ivanti
8 1 (1.92%) Apple
8 1 (1.92%) Google
8 1 (1.92%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.92%) Trustwave
8 1 (1.92%) Veeam