Period
to 14 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 14 November 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 17 34
Rank change year-on-year -13 +17 +13
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 104 99 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 6.22% 8.04% 6.26%
As % of the System Software category 46.43% 58.93% 54.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 65 40
Wales median daily rate £350 £163 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +115.38% -50.00% -
10th Percentile £115 £110 £105
90th Percentile £578 £350 £625
UK median daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +16.67% -7.69% +4.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 22
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +8.33% +11.63%
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.13 £10.50
90th Percentile £21.50 £18.38 £16.50
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -

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 Wales with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 224 168 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 13.39% 13.65% 11.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 109 87
Wales median daily rate £400 £213 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +88.24% -50.00% +24.09%
10th Percentile £182 £123 £138
90th Percentile £575 £429 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 17 29
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.15 £10.50
90th Percentile £21.50 £18.75 £77.50
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.68 £15.75
% change year-on-year -4.08% +5.90% -1.56%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Wales

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Wales

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Wales over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Wales

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Wales

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Wales over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in Wales

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 6 months to 14 November 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
South Wales -15 85 £375 +122.22% 17
North Wales 0 11 £325 +150.00% 4
West Wales +10 4 £168 -64.74% 2
Mid Wales -8 2 £113 +28.57%
Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 Wales region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 92 (88.46%) Windows
2 57 (54.81%) Microsoft
3 47 (45.19%) Windows Server
4 38 (36.54%) ITIL
5 30 (28.85%) Windows 10
6 24 (23.08%) SCCM
6 24 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (22.12%) Security Cleared
8 22 (21.15%) SC Cleared
9 21 (20.19%) SQL
10 20 (19.23%) SQL Server
10 20 (19.23%) VMware
11 19 (18.27%) Firewall
11 19 (18.27%) Windows 7
11 19 (18.27%) Office 365
12 18 (17.31%) MS Exchange
13 17 (16.35%) Linux
14 16 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
14 16 (15.38%) Citrix
15 15 (14.42%) Problem-Solving
16 14 (13.46%) PowerShell
16 14 (13.46%) Microsoft Certification
17 13 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 12 (11.54%) Management Information System
18 12 (11.54%) SharePoint
19 11 (10.58%) MCSE
19 11 (10.58%) VMware Infrastructure
19 11 (10.58%) Windows Server 2008
19 11 (10.58%) SCOM
19 11 (10.58%) Degree

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 18 (17.31%) MS Exchange
2 12 (11.54%) SharePoint
3 6 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (5.77%) IIS
4 5 (4.81%) Skype for Business
5 4 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 16 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 19 (18.27%) Office 365
2 9 (8.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.81%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.92%) IaaS
4 2 (1.92%) PaaS
5 1 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.96%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 19 (18.27%) Firewall
2 8 (7.69%) SAN
3 7 (6.73%) TCP/IP
4 6 (5.77%) DMZ
4 6 (5.77%) Network Security
4 6 (5.77%) VLAN
4 6 (5.77%) VPN
5 5 (4.81%) LAN
6 4 (3.85%) DNS
6 4 (3.85%) Skype
6 4 (3.85%) VSAN
6 4 (3.85%) WAN
7 3 (2.88%) NAS
7 3 (2.88%) VoIP
8 2 (1.92%) DHCP
8 2 (1.92%) Internet
9 1 (0.96%) FTP
9 1 (0.96%) Intranet
9 1 (0.96%) IPv4
9 1 (0.96%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.96%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (0.96%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (2.88%) MSI
2 2 (1.92%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.96%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.96%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 5 (4.81%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.85%) Finance
3 3 (2.88%) Electronics
4 2 (1.92%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.96%) Banking
5 1 (0.96%) Billing
5 1 (0.96%) Games
5 1 (0.96%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.96%) Law
5 1 (0.96%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (14.42%) IT Support
2 13 (12.50%) Analyst
3 12 (11.54%) Desktop Support
3 12 (11.54%) Support Engineer
4 11 (10.58%) Architect
5 10 (9.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (6.73%) IT Technician
6 7 (6.73%) Security Architect
6 7 (6.73%) Support Technician
7 6 (5.77%) 1st Line Support
7 6 (5.77%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (5.77%) Desktop Engineer
7 6 (5.77%) IT Engineer
7 6 (5.77%) IT Support Technician
8 5 (4.81%) Service Analyst
8 5 (4.81%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (4.81%) Support Analyst
9 4 (3.85%) Consultant
9 4 (3.85%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.88%) Apache Axis
2 1 (0.96%) .NET
2 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (0.96%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.54%) Management Information System
2 9 (8.65%) CESG
3 6 (5.77%) N-Tier
3 6 (5.77%) PKI
4 4 (3.85%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.85%) Driving Licence
4 4 (3.85%) NHS
5 3 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.88%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.88%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.96%) AS400
6 1 (0.96%) Clustering
6 1 (0.96%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 92 (88.46%) Windows
2 47 (45.19%) Windows Server
3 30 (28.85%) Windows 10
4 24 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (18.27%) Windows 7
6 17 (16.35%) Linux
7 11 (10.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (9.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (4.81%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (2.88%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.92%) Debian
11 2 (1.92%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.96%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (36.54%) ITIL
2 15 (14.42%) Problem-Solving
3 13 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 10 (9.62%) ITIL V3
5 9 (8.65%) TOGAF
6 7 (6.73%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (6.73%) Change Management
6 7 (6.73%) Cryptography
6 7 (6.73%) Migration
6 7 (6.73%) Risk Management
7 6 (5.77%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (5.77%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (5.77%) High Availability
7 6 (5.77%) MODAF
7 6 (5.77%) Risk Assessment
7 6 (5.77%) Security Architecture
7 6 (5.77%) Threat Analysis
8 5 (4.81%) Service Delivery
9 4 (3.85%) CRM
9 4 (3.85%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (20.19%) SQL
2 14 (13.46%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.88%) VB
3 3 (2.88%) VBScript
4 2 (1.92%) Python
4 2 (1.92%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.96%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.96%) C
5 1 (0.96%) Java
5 1 (0.96%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.96%) Scala
Qualifications
1 23 (22.12%) Security Cleared
2 22 (21.15%) SC Cleared
3 14 (13.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (10.58%) Degree
4 11 (10.58%) MCSE
5 6 (5.77%) CESG Certified Professional
5 6 (5.77%) HND
6 5 (4.81%) HNC
7 3 (2.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.92%) MCITP
9 1 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.96%) CCNA
9 1 (0.96%) CCNP
9 1 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.96%) ECDL
9 1 (0.96%) ISEB
9 1 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.96%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.88%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (10.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (8.65%) Hyper-V
3 6 (5.77%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (5.77%) XenApp
4 5 (4.81%) vSphere
5 4 (3.85%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (3.85%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (2.88%) Forefront TMG
6 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.92%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.92%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.96%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 24 (23.08%) SCCM
2 11 (10.58%) SCOM
3 6 (5.77%) WSUS
4 5 (4.81%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (3.85%) Backup Exec
5 4 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (3.85%) NetBackup
5 4 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (3.85%) vCenter Server
6 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.92%) SCSM
8 1 (0.96%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.96%) Ansible
8 1 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.96%) Packer
8 1 (0.96%) PTC Integrity
8 1 (0.96%) Puppet
8 1 (0.96%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.96%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 57 (54.81%) Microsoft
2 20 (19.23%) VMware
3 16 (15.38%) Citrix
4 9 (8.65%) HP
5 6 (5.77%) McAfee
5 6 (5.77%) Red Hat
6 5 (4.81%) Veeam
7 4 (3.85%) Apple
7 4 (3.85%) Nintex
7 4 (3.85%) Symantec
8 2 (1.92%) Aruba
8 2 (1.92%) Google
8 2 (1.92%) IBM
8 2 (1.92%) Ivanti
8 2 (1.92%) NETGEAR
8 2 (1.92%) Remedy
8 2 (1.92%) Sophos
9 1 (0.96%) Cisco
9 1 (0.96%) Lumension
9 1 (0.96%) NetApp