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 3 months to 27 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.

Microsoft Active Directory
UK / Wales
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 31 27
Rank change year-on-year -2 -4  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 35 58 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 5.01% 8.54% 5.32%
As % of the System Software category 34.65% 78.38% 72.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 28 18
Median daily rate £170 £350 £261
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -51.42% +34.02%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £133 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £460 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £323 £300
% change year-on-year -3.87% +7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 11
Median hourly rate £11.17 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.07% -3.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £12.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £13.60 £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +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 Wales with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 101 74 54
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 14.47% 10.90% 7.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 36 26
Median daily rate £250 £210 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.04% -35.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £121 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £454 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -3.97% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 11 14
Median hourly rate £55.00 £13.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +323.07% -1.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -4.13% +4.10%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory in Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 27 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
South Wales +3 32 £170 -51.42% 3
West Wales -14 2 - -
North Wales - 1 - -
Active Directory
UK

Active Directory
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 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 Wales region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 69 (89.61%) Windows
2 49 (63.64%) Microsoft
3 39 (50.65%) VMware
4 34 (44.16%) Windows Server
5 32 (41.56%) Windows 7
6 30 (38.96%) Cisco
7 27 (35.06%) MS Exchange
8 25 (32.47%) MS Excel
9 24 (31.17%) ITIL
10 23 (29.87%) CCNA
10 23 (29.87%) Cisco Certification
11 21 (27.27%) Tivoli
11 21 (27.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 21 (27.27%) MS Office
12 19 (24.68%) Firewall
13 18 (23.38%) HP
14 17 (22.08%) Windows Server 2012
15 16 (20.78%) Windows Server 2008
15 16 (20.78%) Citrix
16 15 (19.48%) HP Data Protector
17 13 (16.88%) Microsoft Certification
17 13 (16.88%) SQL Server
18 12 (15.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 11 (14.29%) Internet
20 10 (12.99%) SCCM
20 10 (12.99%) Hyper-V
21 8 (10.39%) Clustering
21 8 (10.39%) Symantec
21 8 (10.39%) Red Hat
21 8 (10.39%) Oracle

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 27 (35.06%) MS Exchange
2 7 (9.09%) Apache
2 7 (9.09%) Confluence
2 7 (9.09%) WebLogic
3 3 (3.90%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.60%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.30%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.30%) IIS
Applications
1 25 (32.47%) MS Excel
2 21 (27.27%) MS Office
3 1 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.79%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (6.49%) Office 365
3 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (24.68%) Firewall
2 11 (14.29%) Internet
3 5 (6.49%) SAN
4 3 (3.90%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (3.90%) DNS
4 3 (3.90%) iSCSI
4 3 (3.90%) LAN
4 3 (3.90%) Structured Cabling
4 3 (3.90%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.90%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (3.90%) Wireless
5 2 (2.60%) ADSL
5 2 (2.60%) DHCP
5 2 (2.60%) Extranet
5 2 (2.60%) Intranet
5 2 (2.60%) NAS
6 1 (1.30%) IPv6
6 1 (1.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.88%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.09%) MongoDB
2 7 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.30%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 7 (9.09%) Jenkins
1 7 (9.09%) JIRA
1 7 (9.09%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.30%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (6.49%) Finance
1 5 (6.49%) Manufacturing
2 4 (5.19%) Local Government
3 2 (2.60%) Electronics
3 2 (2.60%) Marketing
3 2 (2.60%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.30%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (25.97%) Support Engineer
2 17 (22.08%) Analyst
3 16 (20.78%) Service Analyst
3 16 (20.78%) Service Desk Analyst
4 13 (16.88%) Technical Engineer
5 12 (15.58%) Technical Support
6 11 (14.29%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 10 (12.99%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (11.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 9 (11.69%) Technical Support Engineer
9 7 (9.09%) Architect
9 7 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (7.79%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (7.79%) IT Support
11 4 (5.19%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 4 (5.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 4 (5.19%) Technical Architect
12 3 (3.90%) Desktop Support
12 3 (3.90%) Field Engineer
12 3 (3.90%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.09%) MCollective
2 6 (7.79%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (2.60%) .NET
3 2 (2.60%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.30%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.39%) Clustering
2 6 (7.79%) PKI
3 2 (2.60%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.60%) iPhone
3 2 (2.60%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.30%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 69 (89.61%) Windows
2 34 (44.16%) Windows Server
3 32 (41.56%) Windows 7
4 17 (22.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (20.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (9.09%) AIX
6 7 (9.09%) Linux
6 7 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (9.09%) Unix
6 7 (9.09%) Windows 8
7 6 (7.79%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.60%) Android
9 1 (1.30%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (31.17%) ITIL
2 7 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (9.09%) High Availability
2 7 (9.09%) IT Governance
3 4 (5.19%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (3.90%) Project Management
4 3 (3.90%) Software Licensing
4 3 (3.90%) Waterfall
5 2 (2.60%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (2.60%) CRM
5 2 (2.60%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (2.60%) Incident Management
5 2 (2.60%) Programme Management
5 2 (2.60%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (2.60%) Time Management
5 2 (2.60%) Web Development
6 1 (1.30%) Information Security
6 1 (1.30%) Migration
6 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2
6 1 (1.30%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.90%) PowerShell
1 3 (3.90%) SQL
2 2 (2.60%) JavaScript
2 2 (2.60%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.30%) Python
3 1 (1.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (29.87%) CCNA
1 23 (29.87%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (16.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (15.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 6 (7.79%) Security Cleared
5 5 (6.49%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.60%) MCSE
7 1 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.30%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.30%) MCITP
7 1 (1.30%) MCP
7 1 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.49%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (12.99%) Hyper-V
2 7 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (9.09%) PowerHA
2 7 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.90%) Terminal Services
4 2 (2.60%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.60%) vSphere
5 1 (1.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.30%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 21 (27.27%) Tivoli
1 21 (27.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 15 (19.48%) HP Data Protector
3 10 (12.99%) SCCM
4 7 (9.09%) Ansible
4 7 (9.09%) Nessus
4 7 (9.09%) Packer
4 7 (9.09%) Puppet
4 7 (9.09%) Rundeck
4 7 (9.09%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 7 (9.09%) Zenoss
5 4 (5.19%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.30%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (1.30%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.30%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.30%) SCOM
Vendors
1 49 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 39 (50.65%) VMware
3 30 (38.96%) Cisco
4 18 (23.38%) HP
5 16 (20.78%) Citrix
6 8 (10.39%) Oracle
6 8 (10.39%) Red Hat
6 8 (10.39%) Symantec
7 7 (9.09%) IBM
7 7 (9.09%) Sonatype
8 4 (5.19%) Apple
9 3 (3.90%) Avaya
9 3 (3.90%) SAP
10 2 (2.60%) Intel Security
10 2 (2.60%) ServiceNow
11 1 (1.30%) Remedy
11 1 (1.30%) SaltStack
11 1 (1.30%) Samsung
11 1 (1.30%) Sophos
11 1 (1.30%) Veeam
Wales
Venn Group
Rate: £8 - £9 Per Hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £13.00 - £16.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Bridgend
South Wales Police
Rate: £27,519 rising to £31,938
Posted: 3 days ago