Period
to 7 December 2019

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 7 December 2019 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
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 9 29 20
Rank change year-on-year +20 -9 +7
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 141 107 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 12.27% 6.14% 8.15%
As % of the System Software category 60.26% 46.32% 55.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 67 60
Wales median daily rate £400 £350 £168
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +108.96% -44.17%
10th Percentile £110 £114 £110
90th Percentile £575 £585 £403
UK median daily rate £345 £350 £300
% change year-on-year -1.43% +16.67% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 20 17
Wales median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +7.69% +13.04%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.13 £10.00
90th Percentile £25.82 £121.75 £18.30
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year +3.23% +5.08% -1.67%

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 234 231 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 20.37% 13.26% 14.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 160 114
Wales median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.08% -20.00%
10th Percentile £130 £182 £126
90th Percentile £575 £576 £446
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 20 18
Wales median hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.43% +7.69% +0.81%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.13 £10.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £121.75 £18.75
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +3.13%

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 7 December 2019.

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 7 December 2019.

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 7 December 2019. 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 86 £275 -26.17% 44
West Wales +27 48 £500 +39.37% 1
North Wales -4 4 £190 -41.54% 2
Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 7 December 2019, 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.

1 122 (86.52%) Windows
2 87 (61.70%) Windows 10
3 66 (46.81%) SCCM
4 62 (43.97%) Windows Server
5 59 (41.84%) Security Cleared
6 58 (41.13%) SC Cleared
7 57 (40.43%) Windows 7
8 55 (39.01%) PowerShell
9 52 (36.88%) Microsoft
10 40 (28.37%) Office 365
11 33 (23.40%) VMware
12 24 (17.02%) VMware Infrastructure
13 19 (13.48%) Linux
13 19 (13.48%) ITIL
14 17 (12.06%) MSI
14 17 (12.06%) Microsoft App-V
14 17 (12.06%) Microsoft Intune
15 15 (10.64%) Microsoft Office
16 14 (9.93%) PKI
16 14 (9.93%) Migration
16 14 (9.93%) Windows Server 2008
16 14 (9.93%) vSphere
16 14 (9.93%) Defect Management
16 14 (9.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 13 (9.22%) Palo Alto
17 13 (9.22%) Change Management
17 13 (9.22%) DNS
18 12 (8.51%) Public Sector
19 11 (7.80%) Windows Server 2012
19 11 (7.80%) Azure

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 5 (3.55%) Skype for Business
2 4 (2.84%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.84%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.13%) IIS
4 1 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.71%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 15 (10.64%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.55%) FileZilla
3 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 40 (28.37%) Office 365
2 11 (7.80%) Azure
3 6 (4.26%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (3.55%) AWS
5 4 (2.84%) IaaS
6 3 (2.13%) Yammer
7 2 (1.42%) PaaS
7 2 (1.42%) SaaS
8 1 (0.71%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.71%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.22%) DNS
2 8 (5.67%) SSH
3 7 (4.96%) DHCP
3 7 (4.96%) Remote Desktop
4 6 (4.26%) Firewall
4 6 (4.26%) Skype
5 4 (2.84%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.13%) LAN
6 3 (2.13%) VPN
7 2 (1.42%) VLAN
7 2 (1.42%) WAN
7 2 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.71%) NAS
8 1 (0.71%) PBX
8 1 (0.71%) SAN
8 1 (0.71%) SNMP
8 1 (0.71%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (0.71%) Power BI
1 1 (0.71%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (12.06%) MSI
2 6 (4.26%) ClearCase
2 6 (4.26%) ClearQuest
3 3 (2.13%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.42%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.42%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.42%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.71%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.71%) GitLab
5 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 12 (8.51%) Public Sector
2 10 (7.09%) Finance
3 3 (2.13%) Electronics
3 3 (2.13%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.13%) Marketing
3 3 (2.13%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.42%) Legal
5 1 (0.71%) Advertising
5 1 (0.71%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 13 (9.22%) Support Engineer
2 11 (7.80%) Analyst
2 11 (7.80%) Architect
3 10 (7.09%) Applications Specialist
3 10 (7.09%) Virtualisation Architect
3 10 (7.09%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 9 (6.38%) 3rd Line Support
4 9 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (5.67%) Developer
5 8 (5.67%) Service Analyst
5 8 (5.67%) Service Desk Analyst
5 8 (5.67%) Technical Engineer
5 8 (5.67%) Windows Engineer
5 8 (5.67%) Windows Specialist
6 7 (4.96%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 7 (4.96%) Desktop Engineer
6 7 (4.96%) Desktop Support
6 7 (4.96%) Technical Architect
6 7 (4.96%) Virtualisation Technical Architect
7 6 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.71%) COM
1 1 (0.71%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (0.71%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.93%) PKI
2 4 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.84%) Driving Licence
3 2 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.42%) Smartphone
4 1 (0.71%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.71%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 122 (86.52%) Windows
2 87 (61.70%) Windows 10
3 62 (43.97%) Windows Server
4 57 (40.43%) Windows 7
5 19 (13.48%) Linux
6 14 (9.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (7.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (3.55%) Windows 8
9 5 (3.55%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.42%) Android
10 2 (1.42%) CentOS
10 2 (1.42%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.71%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (13.48%) ITIL
2 14 (9.93%) Defect Management
2 14 (9.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 14 (9.93%) Migration
3 13 (9.22%) Change Management
4 8 (5.67%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (5.67%) Project Delivery
4 8 (5.67%) Re-Platforming
5 6 (4.26%) Mobile Device Management
5 6 (4.26%) Project Management
6 5 (3.55%) Customer Requirements
6 5 (3.55%) ITSM
6 5 (3.55%) Security Patching
7 4 (2.84%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (2.84%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (2.84%) Time Management
8 3 (2.13%) Digital Marketing
8 3 (2.13%) Incident Management
8 3 (2.13%) Informatics
8 3 (2.13%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (39.01%) PowerShell
2 7 (4.96%) SQL
3 1 (0.71%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 59 (41.84%) Security Cleared
2 58 (41.13%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.26%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.42%) MBCS
4 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.71%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.71%) CCNA
5 1 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.71%) CISM
5 1 (0.71%) CISSP
5 1 (0.71%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.71%) MCSA
5 1 (0.71%) MCSE
5 1 (0.71%) NCDA
5 1 (0.71%) NCIE
5 1 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.26%) QA
2 4 (2.84%) SLA
3 2 (1.42%) GDPR
3 2 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.71%) COBIT
4 1 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.71%) NIST
4 1 (0.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (17.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (12.06%) Microsoft App-V
3 14 (9.93%) vSphere
4 6 (4.26%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (2.84%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.13%) Docker
7 2 (1.42%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 2 (1.42%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.71%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.71%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 66 (46.81%) SCCM
2 17 (12.06%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (2.84%) WSUS
4 3 (2.13%) Kubernetes
4 3 (2.13%) SCOM
5 2 (1.42%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.42%) Nagios
5 2 (1.42%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.42%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (1.42%) SnapVault
6 1 (0.71%) Ansible
6 1 (0.71%) Consul
6 1 (0.71%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.71%) Grafana
6 1 (0.71%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.71%) Kibana
6 1 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.71%) Terraform
Vendors
1 52 (36.88%) Microsoft
2 33 (23.40%) VMware
3 13 (9.22%) Palo Alto
4 6 (4.26%) Citrix
5 5 (3.55%) McAfee
6 4 (2.84%) SAP
6 4 (2.84%) ServiceNow
7 3 (2.13%) Cisco
7 3 (2.13%) Kaspersky
7 3 (2.13%) NetApp
8 2 (1.42%) CA
8 2 (1.42%) HP
8 2 (1.42%) Ivanti
8 2 (1.42%) MobileIron
8 2 (1.42%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.42%) Veeam
8 2 (1.42%) Veritas
9 1 (0.71%) Apple
9 1 (0.71%) Dell
9 1 (0.71%) Lotus