Period
to 20 March 2019

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 20 March 2019 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
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 30 16 22
Rank change year-on-year -14 +6 +9
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 44 64 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 5.16% 8.45% 7.08%
As % of the System Software category 40.00% 56.14% 52.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 34 24
Cardiff median daily rate £155 £249 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.63% +46.18% -47.69%
10th Percentile £100 £123 £108
90th Percentile £383 £484 £454
South Wales median daily rate £200 £325 £175
% change year-on-year -38.46% +85.71% -46.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 14
Cardiff median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £11.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.79% +29.81% -14.08%
South Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £11.17
% change year-on-year +15.38% +16.38% -14.08%

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 110 114 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 12.90% 15.06% 13.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 66 58
Cardiff median daily rate £400 £390 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +56.00% -15.97%
10th Percentile £106 £130 £132
90th Percentile £488 £489 £533
South Wales median daily rate £425 £400 £300
% change year-on-year +6.25% +33.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 14
Cardiff median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £11.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.79% +29.81% -14.08%
South Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £37.75
% change year-on-year +15.38% -65.56% +190.38%

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 20 March 2019.

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 20 March 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, 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 40 (90.91%) Windows
2 21 (47.73%) Microsoft
3 16 (36.36%) Windows Server
4 14 (31.82%) VMware
5 12 (27.27%) Windows 7
5 12 (27.27%) Office 365
5 12 (27.27%) Windows 10
6 11 (25.00%) ITIL
7 10 (22.73%) Citrix
8 8 (18.18%) Security Cleared
8 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
9 7 (15.91%) SC Cleared
9 7 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (13.64%) Hyper-V
11 5 (11.36%) VoIP
11 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (11.36%) PowerShell
11 5 (11.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 4 (9.09%) SCCM
12 4 (9.09%) SharePoint
12 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (9.09%) MS Exchange
12 4 (9.09%) VPN
12 4 (9.09%) NHS
13 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
13 3 (6.82%) Firewall
13 3 (6.82%) LAN
13 3 (6.82%) Linux

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 4 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 4 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (27.27%) Office 365
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.27%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.36%) VoIP
2 4 (9.09%) VPN
3 3 (6.82%) Firewall
3 3 (6.82%) LAN
4 2 (4.55%) DNS
4 2 (4.55%) Internet
4 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.55%) WAN
5 1 (2.27%) DHCP
5 1 (2.27%) FTP
5 1 (2.27%) IPv4
5 1 (2.27%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (2.27%) SAN
5 1 (2.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 2 (4.55%) Back Office
2 1 (2.27%) Banking
2 1 (2.27%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.27%) Law
2 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.27%) Retail
2 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (22.73%) Analyst
2 9 (20.45%) IT Engineer
3 8 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (15.91%) Service Analyst
4 7 (15.91%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (13.64%) IT Support
5 6 (13.64%) Support Engineer
6 5 (11.36%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (11.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (9.09%) Support Technician
7 4 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
8 3 (6.82%) Active Directory Engineer
8 3 (6.82%) Desktop Support
8 3 (6.82%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (6.82%) IT Support Technician
8 3 (6.82%) IT Technician
8 3 (6.82%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (6.82%) VMware Engineer
8 3 (6.82%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (6.82%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.09%) NHS
3 2 (4.55%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.55%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.27%) AS400
4 1 (2.27%) Clustering
4 1 (2.27%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 40 (90.91%) Windows
2 16 (36.36%) Windows Server
3 12 (27.27%) Windows 10
3 12 (27.27%) Windows 7
4 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (6.82%) Linux
6 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (4.55%) Android
8 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.00%) ITIL
2 5 (11.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (6.82%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (6.82%) Customer Requirements
3 3 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (6.82%) Migration
3 3 (6.82%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (4.55%) Information Security
4 2 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.27%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.27%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.27%) CRM
5 1 (2.27%) Cryptography
5 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.27%) Risk Management
5 1 (2.27%) Security Hardening
5 1 (2.27%) Server Building
5 1 (2.27%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (2.27%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.36%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 7 (15.91%) SC Cleared
3 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (6.82%) MCSE
5 2 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (4.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (2.27%) CCNA
6 1 (2.27%) CCNP
6 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (13.64%) Hyper-V
2 3 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.55%) Terminal Services
3 2 (4.55%) XenApp
4 1 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) SCCM
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (2.27%) SCOM
2 1 (2.27%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 21 (47.73%) Microsoft
2 14 (31.82%) VMware
3 10 (22.73%) Citrix
4 2 (4.55%) HP
4 2 (4.55%) NetApp
4 2 (4.55%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.27%) Aruba
5 1 (2.27%) CA
5 1 (2.27%) IBM
5 1 (2.27%) NETGEAR
5 1 (2.27%) Palo Alto