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 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 15 35
Rank change year-on-year -6 +20  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 32 40 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 6.04% 8.28% 5.73%
As % of the System Software category 56.14% 66.67% 73.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 20 21
Median daily rate £180 £200 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -34.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £90 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £378 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 7
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £13.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -5.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.48 £9.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £18.40 £15.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  

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 57 60 46
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 10.75% 12.42% 7.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 32 28
Median daily rate £280 £350 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +14.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £125 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £466 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 9
Median hourly rate £16.28 £17.50 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.97% +18.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £11.96 £9.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.45 £24.20 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.16% +22.85%  

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 June 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 3 months to 23 June 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 +1 22 £180 +60.00% 2
Caerphilly -1 5 £180 -
Newport -2 2 £179 +32.40%
Bridgend +1 1 £450 +5.88%
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 1 £400 -
Active Directory
Wales

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 51 (79.69%) Windows
2 45 (70.31%) Microsoft
3 40 (62.50%) ITIL
4 33 (51.56%) VMware
4 33 (51.56%) Windows Server
5 32 (50.00%) CCNA
5 32 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (50.00%) Cisco
6 28 (43.75%) MS Exchange
6 28 (43.75%) Firewall
7 22 (34.38%) HP
7 22 (34.38%) HP Data Protector
8 20 (31.25%) Windows 7
9 19 (29.69%) Tivoli
9 19 (29.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 19 (29.69%) Citrix
10 17 (26.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 16 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 14 (21.88%) Internet
13 11 (17.19%) VMware Infrastructure
14 10 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
15 9 (14.06%) SLA
15 9 (14.06%) Microsoft Office
16 7 (10.94%) Windows Server 2012
17 6 (9.38%) Windows 10
18 5 (7.81%) Office 365
18 5 (7.81%) LAN
19 4 (6.25%) Windows XP
19 4 (6.25%) SAN
19 4 (6.25%) SCCM

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 28 (43.75%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (14.06%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (43.75%) Firewall
2 14 (21.88%) Internet
3 5 (7.81%) LAN
4 4 (6.25%) SAN
5 3 (4.69%) WAN
5 3 (4.69%) Wireless
6 2 (3.13%) ADSL
6 2 (3.13%) DNS
6 2 (3.13%) NAS
7 1 (1.56%) DHCP
7 1 (1.56%) IPv6
7 1 (1.56%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.56%) Crystal Reports
General
1 1 (1.56%) Local Government
1 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (32.81%) Support Engineer
2 16 (25.00%) Technical Support
3 15 (23.44%) Technical Engineer
4 12 (18.75%) Technical Support Engineer
5 10 (15.63%) 2nd Line Support
5 10 (15.63%) Analyst
5 10 (15.63%) Service Analyst
5 10 (15.63%) Service Desk Analyst
6 9 (14.06%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 8 (12.50%) Network Engineer
7 8 (12.50%) Server Engineer
8 7 (10.94%) Network Support
8 7 (10.94%) Network Support Engineer
8 7 (10.94%) Server Support
9 6 (9.38%) Server Support Engineer
10 5 (7.81%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
10 5 (7.81%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 4 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (6.25%) IT Engineer
12 3 (4.69%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.56%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.13%) iPhone
2 1 (1.56%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 51 (79.69%) Windows
2 33 (51.56%) Windows Server
3 20 (31.25%) Windows 7
4 10 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (10.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (9.38%) Windows 10
7 4 (6.25%) Windows XP
8 2 (3.13%) Android
9 1 (1.56%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (62.50%) ITIL
2 2 (3.13%) Data Protection
2 2 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (3.13%) Migration
2 2 (3.13%) Service Delivery
2 2 (3.13%) Time Management
3 1 (1.56%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.56%) Incident Management
3 1 (1.56%) ITSM
3 1 (1.56%) Mentoring
3 1 (1.56%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (1.56%) Network Design
3 1 (1.56%) Performance Management
3 1 (1.56%) Power Management
3 1 (1.56%) Project Management
3 1 (1.56%) Risk Management
3 1 (1.56%) Service Management
3 1 (1.56%) SIEM
3 1 (1.56%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.13%) PowerShell
1 2 (3.13%) SQL
2 1 (1.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (50.00%) CCNA
1 32 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (26.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 16 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.69%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.56%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.56%) MCITP
6 1 (1.56%) MCSA
6 1 (1.56%) MCSE
6 1 (1.56%) MCTS
6 1 (1.56%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.06%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (17.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.69%) Terminal Services
4 2 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.13%) XenApp
5 1 (1.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 22 (34.38%) HP Data Protector
2 19 (29.69%) Tivoli
2 19 (29.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (6.25%) SCCM
4 1 (1.56%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.56%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (70.31%) Microsoft
2 33 (51.56%) VMware
3 32 (50.00%) Cisco
4 22 (34.38%) HP
5 19 (29.69%) Citrix
6 2 (3.13%) Apple
6 2 (3.13%) McAfee
6 2 (3.13%) Symantec
6 2 (3.13%) Veeam
7 1 (1.56%) arcserve
7 1 (1.56%) NetApp
7 1 (1.56%) Oracle
7 1 (1.56%) Remedy
7 1 (1.56%) Samsung
7 1 (1.56%) SAP
7 1 (1.56%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.56%) Sophos
7 1 (1.56%) Veritas