Period
to 22 February 2020

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 22 February 2020 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
22 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 37 15
Rank change year-on-year +27 -22 +9
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 50 44 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 10.27% 5.01% 8.82%
As % of the System Software category 57.47% 38.94% 55.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 21 34
Cardiff median daily rate £138 £170 £249
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.12% -31.59% +46.18%
10th Percentile £100 £100 £123
90th Percentile £506 £450 £484
South Wales median daily rate £180 £225 £325
% change year-on-year -20.00% -30.77% +75.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 14
Cardiff median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.90% +29.81%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £19.50 £148.75 £19.63
South Wales median hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +1.67% +11.11% +20.86%

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 87 113 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 17.86% 12.86% 15.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 75 67
Cardiff median daily rate £365 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% +2.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £107 £131 £130
90th Percentile £600 £488 £489
South Wales median daily rate £370 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -7.50% - +4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 14
Cardiff median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.90% +29.81%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £19.50 £148.75 £19.63
South Wales median hourly rate £15.38 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +2.50% +11.11% +19.10%

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 22 February 2020.

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 22 February 2020, 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 41 (82.00%) Windows
2 25 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 21 (42.00%) Windows 10
4 19 (38.00%) Windows Server
5 17 (34.00%) Microsoft
6 14 (28.00%) Microsoft Office
7 12 (24.00%) Office 365
8 11 (22.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (22.00%) ITIL
9 9 (18.00%) SCCM
9 9 (18.00%) MS Exchange
10 8 (16.00%) Remote Desktop
10 8 (16.00%) Driving Licence
11 6 (12.00%) ITSM
11 6 (12.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (10.00%) Break/Fix
12 5 (10.00%) VPN
12 5 (10.00%) Windows XP
13 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
13 4 (8.00%) Smartphone
13 4 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
13 4 (8.00%) Public Sector
13 4 (8.00%) Azure
14 3 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2007
14 3 (6.00%) Remedy ITSM
14 3 (6.00%) ServiceCenter
14 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Intune
14 3 (6.00%) Bomgar
14 3 (6.00%) IaaS

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 9 (18.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 14 (28.00%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (6.00%) Acrobat
3 3 (6.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (6.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (24.00%) Office 365
2 4 (8.00%) Azure
3 3 (6.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (6.00%) IaaS
4 1 (2.00%) G Suite
4 1 (2.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.00%) Remote Desktop
2 5 (10.00%) VPN
3 3 (6.00%) Internet
3 3 (6.00%) LAN
3 3 (6.00%) WebEx
4 2 (4.00%) Firewall
4 2 (4.00%) Skype
4 2 (4.00%) WAN
5 1 (2.00%) Network Security
5 1 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 4 (8.00%) Public Sector
2 1 (2.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.00%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 11 (22.00%) Analyst
2 10 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 10 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (16.00%) IT Support
3 8 (16.00%) IT Technician
4 7 (14.00%) Desktop Support
4 7 (14.00%) Support Engineer
4 7 (14.00%) Support Technician
5 6 (12.00%) IT Support Technician
6 5 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (8.00%) Help Desk Support
8 3 (6.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) 1st Line Support
9 2 (4.00%) Deskside Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) IT Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Mobility Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) LDAP
1 1 (2.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Driving Licence
2 4 (8.00%) Smartphone
3 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.00%) Blackberry
3 3 (6.00%) NHS
3 3 (6.00%) PDA
4 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 41 (82.00%) Windows
2 25 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 21 (42.00%) Windows 10
4 19 (38.00%) Windows Server
5 11 (22.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (10.00%) Windows XP
7 3 (6.00%) Windows 2000
7 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (6.00%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.00%) Linux
8 1 (2.00%) Mac OS
8 1 (2.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.00%) ITIL
2 6 (12.00%) ITSM
3 5 (10.00%) Break/Fix
4 4 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (6.00%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 1 (2.00%) CRM
7 1 (2.00%) Facilities Management
7 1 (2.00%) Fintech
7 1 (2.00%) Migration
7 1 (2.00%) Network Virtualisation
7 1 (2.00%) Office Automation
7 1 (2.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (12.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (6.00%) Degree
3 1 (2.00%) DBS Check
3 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Terminal Services
1 1 (2.00%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 9 (18.00%) SCCM
2 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (6.00%) ServiceCenter
2 3 (6.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (4.00%) AirWatch
4 1 (2.00%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 17 (34.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.00%) Adobe
2 3 (6.00%) Bomgar
2 3 (6.00%) HP
2 3 (6.00%) Peregrine
2 3 (6.00%) Remedy
3 2 (4.00%) MobileIron
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco
4 1 (2.00%) Citrix
4 1 (2.00%) Ivanti
4 1 (2.00%) Meraki
4 1 (2.00%) Okta
4 1 (2.00%) OneLogin
4 1 (2.00%) SAP