Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 25 22
Rank change year-on-year -4 -3 +14
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 92 71 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 6.25% 5.90% 7.69%
As % of the System Software category 48.42% 47.65% 67.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 53 40
Wales median daily rate £363 £180 £233
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +101.39% -22.58% -16.96%
10th Percentile £164 £130 £100
90th Percentile £563 £338 £549
UK median daily rate £325 £308 £325
% change year-on-year +5.69% -5.38% +4.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 18
Wales median hourly rate £12.00 £12.09 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.70% -5.22% +6.25%
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £15.30 £17.58 £17.05
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 190 149 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 12.90% 12.39% 11.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 104 60
Wales median daily rate £425 £198 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +115.19% -43.57% +6.06%
10th Percentile £206 £135 £113
90th Percentile £591 £425 £489
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 23 27
Wales median hourly rate £12.00 £16.28 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.29% +20.59% -0.74%
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £15.30 £77.50 £68.50
UK median hourly rate £16.36 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.23% -3.03% +2.68%

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 17 August 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
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 17 August 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 -5 80 £375 +108.33% 8
West Wales +12 6 £168 -64.74% 4
North Wales +1 5 £190 +46.15%
Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 74 (80.43%) Windows
2 52 (56.52%) Microsoft
3 38 (41.30%) Windows Server
4 29 (31.52%) ITIL
5 27 (29.35%) SQL Server
6 25 (27.17%) Security Cleared
7 24 (26.09%) SC Cleared
7 24 (26.09%) Windows 10
8 23 (25.00%) Windows 7
9 22 (23.91%) SQL
9 22 (23.91%) MS Exchange
10 20 (21.74%) SCCM
11 19 (20.65%) Citrix
12 18 (19.57%) SharePoint
12 18 (19.57%) VMware
13 17 (18.48%) Microsoft Certification
13 17 (18.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 16 (17.39%) Firewall
15 15 (16.30%) PowerShell
16 14 (15.22%) Windows Server 2012
16 14 (15.22%) DNS
16 14 (15.22%) Problem-Solving
17 13 (14.13%) DHCP
17 13 (14.13%) Linux
18 12 (13.04%) Management Information System
18 12 (13.04%) Data Centre
18 12 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
19 11 (11.96%) Windows Server 2008
19 11 (11.96%) vSphere
19 11 (11.96%) PKI

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 22 (23.91%) MS Exchange
2 18 (19.57%) SharePoint
3 10 (10.87%) IIS
4 8 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (2.17%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (10.87%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.96%) Office 365
2 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.09%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 16 (17.39%) Firewall
2 14 (15.22%) DNS
3 13 (14.13%) DHCP
4 11 (11.96%) SAN
5 9 (9.78%) TCP/IP
6 7 (7.61%) VPN
7 3 (3.26%) DMZ
7 3 (3.26%) LAN
7 3 (3.26%) Network Security
7 3 (3.26%) VLAN
7 3 (3.26%) VSAN
8 2 (2.17%) Internet
8 2 (2.17%) SMTP
8 2 (2.17%) VoIP
8 2 (2.17%) WAN
9 1 (1.09%) Intranet
9 1 (1.09%) IPv4
9 1 (1.09%) NAS
9 1 (1.09%) Unified Communications
9 1 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (29.35%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.09%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (4.35%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (2.17%) InstallShield
2 2 (2.17%) MSI
3 1 (1.09%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.09%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 4 (4.35%) Electronics
1 4 (4.35%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.17%) Finance
3 1 (1.09%) Billing
3 1 (1.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (18.48%) Analyst
2 16 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (11.96%) IT Support
3 11 (11.96%) Support Engineer
4 9 (9.78%) Desktop Support
5 8 (8.70%) Architect
6 7 (7.61%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 6 (6.52%) Desktop Engineer
7 6 (6.52%) Service Analyst
7 6 (6.52%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (6.52%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (5.43%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (5.43%) Rollout Engineer
8 5 (5.43%) Support Analyst
9 4 (4.35%) 1st Line Support
9 4 (4.35%) Administrator
9 4 (4.35%) Security Architect
9 4 (4.35%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) Senior Systems Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.43%) Apache Axis
2 2 (2.17%) OAuth
2 2 (2.17%) OAuth2
2 2 (2.17%) SAML
3 1 (1.09%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.04%) Data Centre
1 12 (13.04%) Management Information System
2 11 (11.96%) PKI
3 8 (8.70%) CESG
4 6 (6.52%) Data Structures
5 3 (3.26%) Driving Licence
5 3 (3.26%) N-Tier
6 2 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.09%) NHS
7 1 (1.09%) PDA
7 1 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.09%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 74 (80.43%) Windows
2 38 (41.30%) Windows Server
3 24 (26.09%) Windows 10
4 23 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 14 (15.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (14.13%) Linux
7 11 (11.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (4.35%) Windows XP
10 3 (3.26%) Windows 8
11 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (1.09%) Android
12 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (31.52%) ITIL
2 17 (18.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 14 (15.22%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (10.87%) Requirements Management
5 9 (9.78%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (9.78%) Migration
6 7 (7.61%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (7.61%) Server Management
7 6 (6.52%) High Availability
7 6 (6.52%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (6.52%) Security Hardening
7 6 (6.52%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (5.43%) Change Management
8 5 (5.43%) Data Migration
8 5 (5.43%) ITIL V3
8 5 (5.43%) TOGAF
9 4 (4.35%) CRM
9 4 (4.35%) Security Management
9 4 (4.35%) Use Case
9 4 (4.35%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 22 (23.91%) SQL
2 15 (16.30%) PowerShell
3 6 (6.52%) VB
3 6 (6.52%) VBScript
4 2 (2.17%) C
5 1 (1.09%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.09%) Python
5 1 (1.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (27.17%) Security Cleared
2 24 (26.09%) SC Cleared
3 17 (18.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (7.61%) Degree
4 7 (7.61%) MCSE
5 6 (6.52%) MCSA
6 5 (5.43%) HNC
7 3 (3.26%) CCNA
7 3 (3.26%) CESG Certified Professional
7 3 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (3.26%) CISSP
7 3 (3.26%) HND
7 3 (3.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (1.09%) ECDL
9 1 (1.09%) ISEB
9 1 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.09%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.09%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (11.96%) vSphere
3 9 (9.78%) Hyper-V
4 7 (7.61%) XenDesktop
5 6 (6.52%) Forefront TMG
6 5 (5.43%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (5.43%) XenApp
7 4 (4.35%) Terminal Services
7 4 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (3.26%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (3.26%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 20 (21.74%) SCCM
2 10 (10.87%) SCOM
3 6 (6.52%) Backup Exec
3 6 (6.52%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (6.52%) NetBackup
3 6 (6.52%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (5.43%) WSUS
5 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (4.35%) PTC Integrity
6 3 (3.26%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (3.26%) vCenter Server
7 2 (2.17%) CA Single Sign-On
7 2 (2.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (2.17%) SCSM
8 1 (1.09%) AirWatch
8 1 (1.09%) Ansible
8 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (1.09%) Packer
8 1 (1.09%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 52 (56.52%) Microsoft
2 19 (20.65%) Citrix
3 18 (19.57%) VMware
4 10 (10.87%) HP
5 8 (8.70%) McAfee
6 6 (6.52%) Cisco
6 6 (6.52%) Symantec
7 5 (5.43%) CheckPoint
8 4 (4.35%) Aruba
8 4 (4.35%) IBM
8 4 (4.35%) NETGEAR
8 4 (4.35%) Nintex
8 4 (4.35%) PTC
9 3 (3.26%) Apple
9 3 (3.26%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.17%) CA
10 2 (2.17%) Cloudera
10 2 (2.17%) Lotus
10 2 (2.17%) Remedy
10 2 (2.17%) Sophos