Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 26 49
Rank change year-on-year +13 +23 -12
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 83 68 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 8.74% 6.04% 4.59%
As % of the System Software category 55.70% 54.40% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 30 35
South Wales median daily rate £163 £213 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.53% -34.62% +62.50%
10th Percentile £111 £105 £147
90th Percentile £338 £478 £390
Wales median daily rate £163 £325 £325
% change year-on-year -50.00% - +62.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 14
South Wales median hourly rate £13.50 £11.50 £11.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.39% -2.13% -2.08%
10th Percentile £11.30 £10.38 £9.73
90th Percentile £18.68 £17.03 £19.40
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £11.50 £10.50
% change year-on-year +13.04% +9.52% -12.50%

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 149 125 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 15.68% 11.10% 9.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 66 81
South Wales median daily rate £240 £406 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.92% +18.61% +14.17%
10th Percentile £130 £128 £210
90th Percentile £438 £550 £413
Wales median daily rate £230 £413 £341
% change year-on-year -44.24% +20.88% +15.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 27 18
South Wales median hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% +16.67%
10th Percentile £11.44 £10.65 £10.03
90th Percentile £18.75 £77.50 £25.15
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £12.90 £11.00
% change year-on-year +0.81% +17.23% -8.33%

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 18 November 2017.

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
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 18 November 2017. 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 +4 47 £140 -49.09% 7
Newport +20 16 £175 -3.45% 3
Caerphilly -4 3 £180 -
Monmouthshire - 3 £185 -
Torfaen - 3 £130 -
Merthyr Tydfil - 2 £160 -
Bridgend +7 1 £425 -5.56%
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 1 £400 -
Active Directory
Wales

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 78 (93.98%) Windows
2 38 (45.78%) Windows Server
3 36 (43.37%) Windows 7
4 35 (42.17%) ITIL
5 31 (37.35%) MS Exchange
6 27 (32.53%) Microsoft
7 22 (26.51%) VMware
7 22 (26.51%) Windows 10
8 18 (21.69%) SCCM
9 16 (19.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 15 (18.07%) VMware Infrastructure
11 14 (16.87%) Citrix
12 13 (15.66%) HP
13 12 (14.46%) Security Cleared
13 12 (14.46%) Windows Server 2012
14 11 (13.25%) NHS
14 11 (13.25%) PRINCE2
14 11 (13.25%) SQL Server
14 11 (13.25%) Firewall
15 10 (12.05%) Hyper-V
15 10 (12.05%) SC Cleared
15 10 (12.05%) Microsoft Project
15 10 (12.05%) Microsoft Office
15 10 (12.05%) Cisco
16 9 (10.84%) SQL
16 9 (10.84%) IIS
16 9 (10.84%) Disaster Recovery
17 8 (9.64%) NetBackup
17 8 (9.64%) Backup Exec
17 8 (9.64%) DNS

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 31 (37.35%) MS Exchange
2 9 (10.84%) IIS
3 7 (8.43%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.82%) IBM Notes
5 2 (2.41%) Apache
5 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.41%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.20%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (12.05%) Microsoft Office
1 10 (12.05%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.43%) Office 365
2 2 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.25%) Firewall
2 8 (9.64%) DNS
2 8 (9.64%) VSAN
3 7 (8.43%) DHCP
3 7 (8.43%) VLAN
4 5 (6.02%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.61%) Internet
5 3 (3.61%) LAN
5 3 (3.61%) VPN
5 3 (3.61%) WAN
6 2 (2.41%) BIG-IP
6 2 (2.41%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (2.41%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (2.41%) SAN
6 2 (2.41%) Wireless
7 1 (1.20%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.20%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.25%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.41%) MySQL
4 2 (2.41%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.20%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.20%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 4 (4.82%) Legal
2 3 (3.61%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.20%) Retail
3 1 (1.20%) Romanian Language
3 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (24.10%) Support Engineer
2 18 (21.69%) Desktop Support
3 13 (15.66%) IT Technician
4 12 (14.46%) Analyst
5 11 (13.25%) IT Support
6 10 (12.05%) 2nd Line Support
6 10 (12.05%) Support Technician
7 9 (10.84%) IT Support Technician
8 8 (9.64%) Desktop Engineer
9 7 (8.43%) Service Analyst
9 7 (8.43%) Service Desk Analyst
9 7 (8.43%) Technical Support
10 6 (7.23%) 3rd Line Support
10 6 (7.23%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 6 (7.23%) Network Support
10 6 (7.23%) Network Support Engineer
10 6 (7.23%) Server Engineer
10 6 (7.23%) Server Support
10 6 (7.23%) Technical Engineer
10 6 (7.23%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.41%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.25%) NHS
2 6 (7.23%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.61%) Clustering
3 3 (3.61%) FMCG
4 2 (2.41%) PDA
4 2 (2.41%) User Experience
5 1 (1.20%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.20%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 78 (93.98%) Windows
2 38 (45.78%) Windows Server
3 36 (43.37%) Windows 7
4 22 (26.51%) Windows 10
5 12 (14.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (7.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (6.02%) Windows XP
8 4 (4.82%) Windows 8
9 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (42.17%) ITIL
2 11 (13.25%) PRINCE2
3 9 (10.84%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (6.02%) Configuration Management
4 5 (6.02%) Defect Management
4 5 (6.02%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (6.02%) Project Management
4 5 (6.02%) RUP
4 5 (6.02%) Software Engineering
4 5 (6.02%) Test Automation
4 5 (6.02%) Test Management
4 5 (6.02%) Test Scripting
4 5 (6.02%) Unified Process
5 4 (4.82%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (4.82%) Incident Management
5 4 (4.82%) Information Governance
5 4 (4.82%) ITSM
5 4 (4.82%) Migration
5 4 (4.82%) Software Testing
6 3 (3.61%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.84%) SQL
2 4 (4.82%) C
3 3 (3.61%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (19.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 12 (14.46%) Security Cleared
3 10 (12.05%) SC Cleared
4 8 (9.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (8.43%) CCNA
5 7 (8.43%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (8.43%) Degree
6 6 (7.23%) MCSE
7 4 (4.82%) ISEB
8 2 (2.41%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.41%) HNC
8 2 (2.41%) MCITP
8 2 (2.41%) MCP
9 1 (1.20%) MCSA
9 1 (1.20%) MCTS
9 1 (1.20%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.23%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (18.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (12.05%) Hyper-V
3 7 (8.43%) VMware Workstation
3 7 (8.43%) vSphere
4 4 (4.82%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (3.61%) XenApp
6 2 (2.41%) BitLocker
6 2 (2.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (2.41%) iptables
6 2 (2.41%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (21.69%) SCCM
2 8 (9.64%) Backup Exec
2 8 (9.64%) NetBackup
3 7 (8.43%) SCOM
4 5 (6.02%) HP Data Protector
4 5 (6.02%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (6.02%) Tivoli
4 5 (6.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (4.82%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (3.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (3.61%) WSUS
7 2 (2.41%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (2.41%) vCenter Server
8 1 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 27 (32.53%) Microsoft
2 22 (26.51%) VMware
3 14 (16.87%) Citrix
4 13 (15.66%) HP
5 10 (12.05%) Cisco
6 8 (9.64%) Symantec
7 6 (7.23%) Oracle
8 5 (6.02%) McAfee
9 4 (4.82%) Lotus
9 4 (4.82%) SAP
10 3 (3.61%) Altiris
10 3 (3.61%) arcserve
11 2 (2.41%) Lumension
11 2 (2.41%) NetApp
11 2 (2.41%) Remedy
11 2 (2.41%) Sophos
12 1 (1.20%) AppSense
12 1 (1.20%) SonicWALL