Period
to 9 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 9 December 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
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 14 26
Rank change year-on-year -15 +12 +24
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 87 84 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 6.06% 8.84% 6.23%
As % of the System Software category 45.31% 53.85% 56.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 52 32
South Wales median daily rate £375 £175 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +114.29% -17.65% -34.62%
10th Percentile £128 £113 £107
90th Percentile £600 £423 £475
Wales median daily rate £350 £168 £300
% change year-on-year +108.96% -44.17% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 23
South Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +17.39% -2.13%
10th Percentile £10.13 £11.30 £10.55
90th Percentile £130.75 £18.68 £18.95
Wales median hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% +13.04% +8.24%

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 South Wales with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
South Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 192 156 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 13.38% 16.42% 11.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 102 66
South Wales median daily rate £400 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -18.75% +16.79%
10th Percentile £185 £130 £131
90th Percentile £580 £461 £550
Wales median daily rate £400 £325 £406
% change year-on-year +23.08% -20.00% +17.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 31
South Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% +1.96%
10th Percentile £10.13 £11.44 £10.75
90th Percentile £130.75 £18.75 £77.50
Wales median hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £12.90
% change year-on-year +7.69% +0.81% +17.23%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings citing Active Directory as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in South Wales

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Active Directory in South Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in South Wales

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in South Wales over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in South Wales

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory in South Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in South Wales

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in South Wales

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in South Wales over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in South Wales

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 9 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -18 46 £319 +133.52% 9
Newport -10 22 £450 +38.46% 5
Bridgend +3 7 £300 -29.41% 2
Caerphilly +6 5 £188 -25.00%
Torfaen -1 2 £125 -3.85% 4
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 1 - -
Active Directory
Wales

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 71 (81.61%) Windows
2 55 (63.22%) Microsoft
3 35 (40.23%) Windows Server
4 33 (37.93%) ITIL
5 24 (27.59%) VMware
6 22 (25.29%) Office 365
7 21 (24.14%) SCCM
7 21 (24.14%) Security Cleared
7 21 (24.14%) SQL
8 20 (22.99%) SC Cleared
9 19 (21.84%) SQL Server
10 18 (20.69%) Firewall
10 18 (20.69%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (19.54%) Windows 7
11 17 (19.54%) Citrix
12 16 (18.39%) Windows 10
13 15 (17.24%) Linux
14 14 (16.09%) MS Exchange
14 14 (16.09%) PowerShell
14 14 (16.09%) SCOM
15 13 (14.94%) Microsoft Certification
15 13 (14.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 11 (12.64%) Microsoft Office
16 11 (12.64%) Management Information System
16 11 (12.64%) Windows Server 2008
16 11 (12.64%) VMware Infrastructure
17 10 (11.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 10 (11.49%) Degree
17 10 (11.49%) ITIL V3
17 10 (11.49%) CESG

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 14 (16.09%) MS Exchange
2 10 (11.49%) SharePoint
3 8 (9.20%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (8.05%) IIS
5 5 (5.75%) Skype for Business
6 4 (4.60%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 11 (12.64%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 22 (25.29%) Office 365
2 8 (9.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.75%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.30%) IaaS
4 2 (2.30%) PaaS
5 1 (1.15%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 18 (20.69%) Firewall
2 8 (9.20%) SAN
3 7 (8.05%) TCP/IP
4 6 (6.90%) DMZ
4 6 (6.90%) Network Security
4 6 (6.90%) VLAN
4 6 (6.90%) VoIP
4 6 (6.90%) VPN
5 5 (5.75%) LAN
6 4 (4.60%) Skype
6 4 (4.60%) VSAN
6 4 (4.60%) WAN
7 3 (3.45%) DNS
7 3 (3.45%) NAS
8 2 (2.30%) DHCP
8 2 (2.30%) FTP
8 2 (2.30%) Internet
9 1 (1.15%) HTTP
9 1 (1.15%) HTTPS
9 1 (1.15%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (21.84%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (5.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (4.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (4.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.15%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (1.15%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.15%) MS Access
6 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (2.30%) MSI
2 1 (1.15%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.15%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 5 (5.75%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.60%) Finance
3 3 (3.45%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.30%) Electronics
5 1 (1.15%) Banking
5 1 (1.15%) Billing
5 1 (1.15%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.15%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (16.09%) Analyst
2 10 (11.49%) Architect
2 10 (11.49%) IT Support
2 10 (11.49%) Support Engineer
3 9 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (9.20%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (8.05%) 1st Line Support
6 6 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (6.90%) Desktop Support
6 6 (6.90%) IT Engineer
6 6 (6.90%) Security Architect
7 5 (5.75%) Consultant
7 5 (5.75%) Service Analyst
7 5 (5.75%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (5.75%) Support Analyst
8 4 (4.60%) 1st Line Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Support Technician
8 4 (4.60%) Wintel Engineer
9 3 (3.45%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.60%) Apache Axis
2 2 (2.30%) Web Services
3 1 (1.15%) .NET
3 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.15%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.64%) Management Information System
2 10 (11.49%) CESG
3 6 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.90%) N-Tier
3 6 (6.90%) PKI
4 4 (4.60%) Driving Licence
5 3 (3.45%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.45%) NHS
5 3 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.30%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.30%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.15%) AS400
7 1 (1.15%) Clustering
7 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.15%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 71 (81.61%) Windows
2 35 (40.23%) Windows Server
3 18 (20.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (19.54%) Windows 7
5 16 (18.39%) Windows 10
6 15 (17.24%) Linux
7 11 (12.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (11.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (5.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (3.45%) Windows XP
11 2 (2.30%) Debian
11 2 (2.30%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.15%) Windows 8
12 1 (1.15%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (37.93%) ITIL
2 13 (14.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 10 (11.49%) ITIL V3
3 10 (11.49%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (10.34%) TOGAF
5 7 (8.05%) Cryptography
5 7 (8.05%) High Availability
5 7 (8.05%) Risk Management
6 6 (6.90%) Change Management
6 6 (6.90%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (6.90%) MODAF
6 6 (6.90%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (6.90%) Security Architecture
6 6 (6.90%) Threat Analysis
7 5 (5.75%) Service Delivery
8 4 (4.60%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (4.60%) CRM
8 4 (4.60%) Migration
8 4 (4.60%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (24.14%) SQL
2 14 (16.09%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.30%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.30%) VB
3 2 (2.30%) VBA
3 2 (2.30%) VBScript
4 1 (1.15%) Java
4 1 (1.15%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.15%) Python
4 1 (1.15%) Scala
Qualifications
1 21 (24.14%) Security Cleared
2 20 (22.99%) SC Cleared
3 13 (14.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (11.49%) Degree
4 10 (11.49%) MCSE
5 6 (6.90%) CESG Certified Professional
5 6 (6.90%) HND
6 5 (5.75%) HNC
7 2 (2.30%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (2.30%) MCITP
8 1 (1.15%) CCNA
8 1 (1.15%) CCNP
8 1 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.15%) ISEB
8 1 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.15%) Postgraduate
8 1 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (12.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (9.20%) Hyper-V
3 6 (6.90%) vSphere
3 6 (6.90%) XenApp
4 4 (4.60%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (4.60%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (3.45%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.30%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (2.30%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.15%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (24.14%) SCCM
2 14 (16.09%) SCOM
3 6 (6.90%) WSUS
4 5 (5.75%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (4.60%) Backup Exec
5 4 (4.60%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (4.60%) NetBackup
5 4 (4.60%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (4.60%) vCenter Server
6 3 (3.45%) AirWatch
6 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (2.30%) SCOrch
7 2 (2.30%) SCSM
8 1 (1.15%) Ansible
8 1 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (1.15%) Packer
8 1 (1.15%) Puppet
Vendors
1 55 (63.22%) Microsoft
2 24 (27.59%) VMware
3 17 (19.54%) Citrix
4 9 (10.34%) HP
5 6 (6.90%) Red Hat
5 6 (6.90%) Veeam
6 5 (5.75%) McAfee
7 4 (4.60%) NetApp
7 4 (4.60%) Nintex
7 4 (4.60%) Symantec
8 3 (3.45%) Apple
8 3 (3.45%) Dell
9 2 (2.30%) Aruba
9 2 (2.30%) Cisco
9 2 (2.30%) NETGEAR
10 1 (1.15%) Acronis
10 1 (1.15%) Google
10 1 (1.15%) Ivanti
10 1 (1.15%) Lumension
10 1 (1.15%) Palo Alto