Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 31 50
Rank change year-on-year +12 +19 -3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 96 90 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 8.08% 6.35% 4.62%
As % of the System Software category 57.14% 57.69% 49.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 41 39
Wales median daily rate £160 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -50.77% - +73.33%
10th Percentile £110 £113 £157
90th Percentile £355 £625 £408
UK median daily rate £300 £325 £305
% change year-on-year -7.69% +6.56% +3.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 23 25
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £11.50 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.04% +9.52% -12.50%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.50 £9.00
90th Percentile £18.38 £16.25 £17.20
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

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 168 156 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 14.14% 11.00% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 83 93
Wales median daily rate £280 £413 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.12% +20.44% +14.17%
10th Percentile £122 £137 £210
90th Percentile £438 £617 £423
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £370
% change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% +9.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 30 29
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £12.90 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.81% +17.23% -8.33%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.50 £9.00
90th Percentile £18.75 £77.50 £22.00
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%

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 23 November 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 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 23 November 2017. 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 +17 82 £175 -17.65% 4
North Wales +6 11 £130 - 1
Mid Wales 0 2 £88 -68.89%
Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 91 (94.79%) Windows
2 48 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 39 (40.63%) Windows 7
4 38 (39.58%) ITIL
5 37 (38.54%) MS Exchange
6 34 (35.42%) Microsoft
7 27 (28.13%) Windows 10
8 23 (23.96%) SCCM
8 23 (23.96%) VMware
9 17 (17.71%) VMware Infrastructure
9 17 (17.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 15 (15.63%) Security Cleared
10 15 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (15.63%) SQL Server
11 14 (14.58%) Microsoft Office
11 14 (14.58%) PRINCE2
12 13 (13.54%) Microsoft Project
12 13 (13.54%) HP
12 13 (13.54%) Citrix
13 12 (12.50%) NHS
13 12 (12.50%) IIS
13 12 (12.50%) SC Cleared
13 12 (12.50%) Degree
14 11 (11.46%) Hyper-V
14 11 (11.46%) SQL Server 2012
14 11 (11.46%) VSAN
14 11 (11.46%) SharePoint
14 11 (11.46%) Disaster Recovery
15 10 (10.42%) Firewall
15 10 (10.42%) VMware Workstation

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 37 (38.54%) MS Exchange
2 12 (12.50%) IIS
3 11 (11.46%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.17%) IBM Notes
5 3 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.08%) Apache
6 2 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.08%) Skype for Business
6 2 (2.08%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (14.58%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (13.54%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.38%) Office 365
2 2 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.04%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.46%) VSAN
2 10 (10.42%) Firewall
2 10 (10.42%) VLAN
3 9 (9.38%) DNS
4 8 (8.33%) DHCP
5 6 (6.25%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.13%) LAN
6 3 (3.13%) VPN
6 3 (3.13%) WAN
7 2 (2.08%) BIG-IP
7 2 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (2.08%) Internet
7 2 (2.08%) NetScaler
7 2 (2.08%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (2.08%) SAN
7 2 (2.08%) Wireless
8 1 (1.04%) Skype
8 1 (1.04%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.46%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.08%) MySQL
4 2 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.04%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 5 (5.21%) Legal
2 3 (3.13%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.13%) Romanian Language
3 1 (1.04%) Advertising
3 1 (1.04%) Retail
3 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (21.88%) Support Engineer
2 20 (20.83%) Desktop Support
3 17 (17.71%) IT Technician
4 16 (16.67%) IT Support
5 14 (14.58%) Support Technician
6 13 (13.54%) 2nd Line Support
6 13 (13.54%) IT Support Technician
7 11 (11.46%) Analyst
8 9 (9.38%) Desktop Engineer
9 7 (7.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 7 (7.29%) Test Engineer
10 6 (6.25%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 6 (6.25%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 6 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
10 6 (6.25%) Service Analyst
10 6 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
11 5 (5.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 5 (5.21%) Network Engineer
11 5 (5.21%) Server Support
11 5 (5.21%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.08%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.50%) NHS
2 6 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.13%) Clustering
3 3 (3.13%) FMCG
4 2 (2.08%) PDA
4 2 (2.08%) User Experience
5 1 (1.04%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.04%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.04%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 91 (94.79%) Windows
2 48 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 39 (40.63%) Windows 7
4 27 (28.13%) Windows 10
5 15 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (7.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (6.25%) Windows 8
8 5 (5.21%) Windows XP
9 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (39.58%) ITIL
2 14 (14.58%) PRINCE2
3 11 (11.46%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (7.29%) Configuration Management
4 7 (7.29%) Defect Management
4 7 (7.29%) Performance Monitoring
4 7 (7.29%) Project Management
4 7 (7.29%) RUP
4 7 (7.29%) Software Engineering
4 7 (7.29%) Test Automation
4 7 (7.29%) Test Management
4 7 (7.29%) Test Scripting
4 7 (7.29%) Unified Process
5 5 (5.21%) Information Governance
6 4 (4.17%) Customer Requirements
6 4 (4.17%) Migration
6 4 (4.17%) Software Testing
7 3 (3.13%) Incident Management
7 3 (3.13%) ITSM
7 3 (3.13%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.42%) SQL
2 5 (5.21%) C
3 3 (3.13%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (17.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 15 (15.63%) Security Cleared
3 12 (12.50%) Degree
3 12 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 8 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (7.29%) MCSE
6 5 (5.21%) CCNA
6 5 (5.21%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (4.17%) ISEB
8 3 (3.13%) HNC
9 2 (2.08%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.08%) MCITP
9 2 (2.08%) MCP
10 1 (1.04%) CISM
10 1 (1.04%) CISSP
10 1 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.04%) MCSA
10 1 (1.04%) MCTS
10 1 (1.04%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.25%) SLA
2 1 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (17.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (11.46%) Hyper-V
3 10 (10.42%) VMware Workstation
3 10 (10.42%) vSphere
4 5 (5.21%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (4.17%) XenApp
6 2 (2.08%) BitLocker
6 2 (2.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (2.08%) iptables
6 2 (2.08%) Terminal Services
6 2 (2.08%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 23 (23.96%) SCCM
2 10 (10.42%) SCOM
3 9 (9.38%) Backup Exec
3 9 (9.38%) NetBackup
4 7 (7.29%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (5.21%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (4.17%) WSUS
7 3 (3.13%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (3.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (3.13%) Tivoli
7 3 (3.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (3.13%) vCenter Server
8 1 (1.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 34 (35.42%) Microsoft
2 23 (23.96%) VMware
3 13 (13.54%) Citrix
3 13 (13.54%) HP
4 9 (9.38%) Symantec
5 8 (8.33%) Cisco
6 6 (6.25%) McAfee
6 6 (6.25%) Oracle
7 4 (4.17%) Lotus
7 4 (4.17%) SAP
8 3 (3.13%) Altiris
8 3 (3.13%) arcserve
9 2 (2.08%) Lumension
9 2 (2.08%) NetApp
9 2 (2.08%) Remedy
9 2 (2.08%) Sophos
10 1 (1.04%) AppSense
10 1 (1.04%) Avaya
10 1 (1.04%) NVIDIA
10 1 (1.04%) SonicWALL