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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
Wales / South Wales
Rank 24 28 19
Rank change year-on-year +4 -9  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 32 54 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 5.68% 9.28% 6.33%
As % of the System Software category 35.96% 80.60% 84.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 25 15
Median daily rate £170 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -51.42% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £139 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £460 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £308 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -3.90% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 5
Median hourly rate £11.17 £13.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.07% +18.18%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -8.33% +7.14%  

Active Directory is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 89 67 33
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 15.81% 11.51% 7.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 31 18
Median daily rate £225 £240 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -46.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £137 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 5
Median hourly rate £55.00 £13.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +323.07% +18.18%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.85 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.93% +6.45%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales citing Active Directory as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +6 18 £168 -59.63% 1
Caerphilly 0 12 £170 -
Bridgend - 2 £275 -
Active Directory
Wales

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 61 (89.71%) Windows
2 40 (58.82%) Microsoft
3 35 (51.47%) Windows Server
4 32 (47.06%) VMware
5 30 (44.12%) Windows 7
6 28 (41.18%) Cisco
7 23 (33.82%) MS Excel
7 23 (33.82%) ITIL
8 22 (32.35%) CCNA
8 22 (32.35%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (29.41%) MS Exchange
10 19 (27.94%) MS Office
10 19 (27.94%) Firewall
11 18 (26.47%) HP
12 15 (22.06%) Citrix
12 15 (22.06%) Tivoli
12 15 (22.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 15 (22.06%) HP Data Protector
13 13 (19.12%) Microsoft Certification
14 12 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
14 12 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
15 11 (16.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 11 (16.18%) Internet
16 7 (10.29%) SQL Server
16 7 (10.29%) Security Cleared
16 7 (10.29%) VMware Infrastructure
17 6 (8.82%) SC Cleared
17 6 (8.82%) Windows 8
18 5 (7.35%) Office 365
18 5 (7.35%) SCCM

Active Directory
Top Related 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 20 (29.41%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.94%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.47%) Apache
4 1 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.47%) Confluence
4 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.47%) IIS
4 1 (1.47%) WebLogic
Applications
1 23 (33.82%) MS Excel
2 19 (27.94%) MS Office
3 1 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.35%) Office 365
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (27.94%) Firewall
2 11 (16.18%) Internet
3 5 (7.35%) SAN
4 3 (4.41%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (4.41%) DNS
4 3 (4.41%) iSCSI
4 3 (4.41%) LAN
4 3 (4.41%) Structured Cabling
4 3 (4.41%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (4.41%) Wireless
5 2 (2.94%) ADSL
5 2 (2.94%) DHCP
5 2 (2.94%) Extranet
5 2 (2.94%) Intranet
5 2 (2.94%) NAS
6 1 (1.47%) IPv6
6 1 (1.47%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.47%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.47%) Blockchain
3 1 (1.47%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.47%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.47%) JIRA
1 1 (1.47%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (4.41%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.94%) Finance
2 2 (2.94%) Local Government
3 1 (1.47%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (27.94%) Support Engineer
2 17 (25.00%) Analyst
3 16 (23.53%) Service Analyst
3 16 (23.53%) Service Desk Analyst
4 13 (19.12%) Technical Engineer
5 12 (17.65%) Technical Support
6 11 (16.18%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 9 (13.24%) Technical Support Engineer
8 8 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (10.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 7 (10.29%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (7.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 4 (5.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 4 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 4 (5.88%) IT Support
11 4 (5.88%) Server Engineer
12 3 (4.41%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
12 3 (4.41%) Desktop Support
12 3 (4.41%) Field Engineer
12 3 (4.41%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.94%) .NET
1 2 (2.94%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.47%) COM
2 1 (1.47%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.94%) Clustering
1 2 (2.94%) iPhone
1 2 (2.94%) Smartphone
2 1 (1.47%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.47%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 61 (89.71%) Windows
2 35 (51.47%) Windows Server
3 30 (44.12%) Windows 7
4 12 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (8.82%) Windows 8
6 3 (4.41%) Windows 10
7 2 (2.94%) Android
8 1 (1.47%) AIX
8 1 (1.47%) Linux
8 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.47%) Unix
8 1 (1.47%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.47%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (33.82%) ITIL
2 4 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (4.41%) Software Licensing
4 2 (2.94%) CRM
4 2 (2.94%) Incident Management
4 2 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (2.94%) Time Management
4 2 (2.94%) Web Development
5 1 (1.47%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (1.47%) Application Packaging
5 1 (1.47%) DevOps
5 1 (1.47%) Disk Encryption
5 1 (1.47%) High Availability
5 1 (1.47%) Information Security
5 1 (1.47%) IT Governance
5 1 (1.47%) Load Testing
5 1 (1.47%) Migration
5 1 (1.47%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (1.47%) PRINCE2
5 1 (1.47%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.41%) PowerShell
1 3 (4.41%) SQL
2 2 (2.94%) JavaScript
2 2 (2.94%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.47%) Python
3 1 (1.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (32.35%) CCNA
1 22 (32.35%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (19.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (16.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 7 (10.29%) Security Cleared
5 6 (8.82%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.94%) MCSE
7 1 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.47%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.47%) MCITP
7 1 (1.47%) MCP
7 1 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.35%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (10.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.88%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.41%) Terminal Services
4 2 (2.94%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.94%) vSphere
5 1 (1.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.47%) PowerHA
5 1 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.47%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (22.06%) HP Data Protector
1 15 (22.06%) Tivoli
1 15 (22.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 5 (7.35%) SCCM
3 4 (5.88%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.47%) Ansible
4 1 (1.47%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.47%) Nessus
4 1 (1.47%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.47%) Packer
4 1 (1.47%) Puppet
4 1 (1.47%) Rundeck
4 1 (1.47%) SCOM
4 1 (1.47%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (1.47%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 40 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 32 (47.06%) VMware
3 28 (41.18%) Cisco
4 18 (26.47%) HP
5 15 (22.06%) Citrix
6 4 (5.88%) Apple
7 3 (4.41%) Avaya
8 2 (2.94%) Oracle
8 2 (2.94%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.94%) Symantec
9 1 (1.47%) arcserve
9 1 (1.47%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.47%) IBM
9 1 (1.47%) Intel Security
9 1 (1.47%) Juniper
9 1 (1.47%) NetApp
9 1 (1.47%) Remedy
9 1 (1.47%) SAP
9 1 (1.47%) Sophos
9 1 (1.47%) Veeam
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