Period
to 18 February 2019

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 February 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
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
18 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 34 11 26
Rank change year-on-year -23 +15 +14
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 74 113 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 5.24% 9.57% 6.01%
As % of the System Software category 40.66% 58.25% 50.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 65 38
South Wales median daily rate £250 £325 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.00% +75.68% -43.08%
10th Percentile £112 £121 £119
90th Percentile £457 £475 £475
Wales median daily rate £282 £325 £198
% change year-on-year -13.38% +64.56% -39.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 17 16
South Wales median hourly rate £14.57 £13.50 £11.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.91% +20.86% -14.08%
10th Percentile £10.13 £11.10 £10.96
90th Percentile £133.75 £19.25 £16.88
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £11.17
% change year-on-year - +16.38% -12.39%

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 182 194 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 12.90% 16.43% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 122 82
South Wales median daily rate £400 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.59% +20.23%
10th Percentile £182 £130 £141
90th Percentile £598 £490 £550
Wales median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 17 24
South Wales median hourly rate £14.57 £13.50 £12.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.91% +11.16% -6.58%
10th Percentile £10.13 £11.10 £11.17
90th Percentile £133.75 £19.25 £77.50
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £12.79
% change year-on-year - +1.64% +0.31%

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 February 2019.

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 18 February 2019.

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 18 February 2019. 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 -20 40 £182 -26.58% 14
Newport -12 17 £225 -33.33% 2
Caerphilly +2 5 £188 -25.00%
Bridgend 0 5 £294 -28.79% 4
Torfaen +2 3 £225 -50.00% 1
Monmouthshire - 1 - -
Active Directory
Wales

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 62 (83.78%) Windows
2 39 (52.70%) Microsoft
3 28 (37.84%) Windows Server
4 27 (36.49%) ITIL
5 26 (35.14%) Office 365
6 23 (31.08%) VMware
7 19 (25.68%) Security Cleared
7 19 (25.68%) Windows 7
8 18 (24.32%) SC Cleared
9 17 (22.97%) SCCM
10 15 (20.27%) Windows 10
11 13 (17.57%) Firewall
12 12 (16.22%) Citrix
12 12 (16.22%) Problem-Solving
12 12 (16.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 12 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (16.22%) Skype for Business
13 11 (14.86%) HP
13 11 (14.86%) Microsoft Office
14 10 (13.51%) Linux
15 9 (12.16%) MS Exchange
15 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Certification
15 9 (12.16%) VMware Infrastructure
15 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Azure
15 9 (12.16%) Skype
16 8 (10.81%) Hyper-V
16 8 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
16 8 (10.81%) LAN
16 8 (10.81%) SQL
17 7 (9.46%) VoIP

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 12 (16.22%) Skype for Business
2 9 (12.16%) MS Exchange
3 7 (9.46%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (4.05%) IIS
6 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.35%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 11 (14.86%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 26 (35.14%) Office 365
2 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.41%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.70%) IaaS
4 2 (2.70%) PaaS
5 1 (1.35%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.57%) Firewall
2 9 (12.16%) Skype
3 8 (10.81%) LAN
4 7 (9.46%) VoIP
4 7 (9.46%) WAN
5 6 (8.11%) TCP/IP
6 5 (6.76%) SAN
6 5 (6.76%) VPN
7 4 (5.41%) DNS
7 4 (5.41%) VLAN
8 3 (4.05%) DHCP
8 3 (4.05%) DMZ
8 3 (4.05%) Network Security
9 2 (2.70%) FTP
9 2 (2.70%) NAS
9 2 (2.70%) NetScaler
9 2 (2.70%) VSAN
10 1 (1.35%) HTTP
10 1 (1.35%) HTTPS
10 1 (1.35%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.35%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (1.35%) MS Access
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (1.35%) MSI
General
1 3 (4.05%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.70%) Finance
3 1 (1.35%) Banking
3 1 (1.35%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.35%) Law
3 1 (1.35%) Retail
3 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (13.51%) 3rd Line Support
1 10 (13.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 10 (13.51%) Support Engineer
2 9 (12.16%) IT Support
3 8 (10.81%) IT Engineer
4 7 (9.46%) 1st Line Support
4 7 (9.46%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (9.46%) Analyst
4 7 (9.46%) Desktop Support
5 6 (8.11%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 6 (8.11%) Consultant
5 6 (8.11%) Windows Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) Wintel Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) Active Directory Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) Architect
7 4 (5.41%) Service Analyst
7 4 (5.41%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.05%) Web Services
2 2 (2.70%) Apache Axis
3 1 (1.35%) .NET
3 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.35%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.76%) CESG
2 5 (6.76%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.41%) NHS
3 4 (5.41%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (4.05%) Client/Server
4 3 (4.05%) Clustering
4 3 (4.05%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.70%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.70%) PKI
5 2 (2.70%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.35%) AS400
6 1 (1.35%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 62 (83.78%) Windows
2 28 (37.84%) Windows Server
3 19 (25.68%) Windows 7
4 15 (20.27%) Windows 10
5 12 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (13.51%) Linux
7 8 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (6.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (2.70%) Debian
10 2 (2.70%) Ubuntu
10 2 (2.70%) Windows 8
10 2 (2.70%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.35%) Android
11 1 (1.35%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (36.49%) ITIL
2 12 (16.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 12 (16.22%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (9.46%) Mobile Device Management
4 6 (8.11%) ITIL V3
5 5 (6.76%) Migration
5 5 (6.76%) Service Delivery
5 5 (6.76%) TOGAF
6 4 (5.41%) Application Packaging
6 4 (5.41%) Cryptography
6 4 (5.41%) High Availability
6 4 (5.41%) Risk Management
7 3 (4.05%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (4.05%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (4.05%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (4.05%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (4.05%) MODAF
7 3 (4.05%) Security Architecture
7 3 (4.05%) Security Hardening
7 3 (4.05%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.81%) SQL
2 7 (9.46%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.70%) VBA
4 1 (1.35%) Java
4 1 (1.35%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.35%) Python
4 1 (1.35%) Scala
4 1 (1.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (25.68%) Security Cleared
2 18 (24.32%) SC Cleared
3 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (8.11%) Degree
4 6 (8.11%) MCSE
5 3 (4.05%) CESG Certified Professional
5 3 (4.05%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (4.05%) HND
6 2 (2.70%) HNC
6 2 (2.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (2.70%) MCITP
7 1 (1.35%) CCNA
7 1 (1.35%) CCNP
7 1 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (12.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (10.81%) Hyper-V
3 6 (8.11%) vSphere
4 4 (5.41%) XenApp
5 3 (4.05%) Terminal Services
6 2 (2.70%) vCloud
6 2 (2.70%) VMware NSX
6 2 (2.70%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (2.70%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.35%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (22.97%) SCCM
2 5 (6.76%) SCOM
3 3 (4.05%) WSUS
4 2 (2.70%) AirWatch
4 2 (2.70%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (2.70%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.70%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.35%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 39 (52.70%) Microsoft
2 23 (31.08%) VMware
3 12 (16.22%) Citrix
4 11 (14.86%) HP
5 6 (8.11%) Veeam
6 5 (6.76%) Dell
7 4 (5.41%) NetApp
7 4 (5.41%) Red Hat
8 3 (4.05%) Cisco
8 3 (4.05%) Intel
9 2 (2.70%) Aruba
9 2 (2.70%) Fortinet
9 2 (2.70%) Kaspersky
9 2 (2.70%) McAfee
9 2 (2.70%) Meraki
9 2 (2.70%) NETGEAR
9 2 (2.70%) Sophos
9 2 (2.70%) Symantec
9 2 (2.70%) Zerto
10 1 (1.35%) Palo Alto