Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 30 38
Rank change year-on-year +15 +8 -2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 127 82 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 8.76% 5.52% 6.59%
As % of the System Software category 57.73% 50.31% 61.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 44 46
Wales median daily rate £325 £198 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +64.56% -39.23% +8.33%
10th Percentile £119 £121 £132
90th Percentile £478 £538 £450
UK median daily rate £313 £325 £310
% change year-on-year -3.85% +4.84% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 23 22
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £11.17 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.38% -12.39% +6.25%
10th Percentile £10.05 £10.55 £9.35
90th Percentile £20.00 £19.45 £16.45
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £14.50
% change year-on-year +1.69% +1.72% -1.09%

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 220 163 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 15.18% 10.98% 10.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 98 88
Wales median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £132 £149 £138
90th Percentile £529 £566 £453
UK median daily rate £450 £405 £375
% change year-on-year +11.11% +8.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 32 22
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £12.52 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.83% -1.80% +6.25%
10th Percentile £10.05 £10.78 £9.35
90th Percentile £20.00 £77.50 £16.45
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 21 February 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 +16 114 £325 +75.68% 19
North Wales +4 5 £115 - 3
West Wales -2 3 - -
Mid Wales - 1 - - 2
Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 112 (88.19%) Windows
2 64 (50.39%) Windows Server
3 53 (41.73%) Microsoft
4 45 (35.43%) Windows 7
5 33 (25.98%) ITIL
6 31 (24.41%) MS Exchange
7 29 (22.83%) VMware
8 28 (22.05%) SQL Server
8 28 (22.05%) SCCM
9 26 (20.47%) Windows Server 2012
10 25 (19.69%) Windows 10
11 24 (18.90%) Security Cleared
12 23 (18.11%) Disaster Recovery
13 22 (17.32%) Migration
14 21 (16.54%) SQL
14 21 (16.54%) SharePoint
14 21 (16.54%) SC Cleared
15 20 (15.75%) VMware Infrastructure
15 20 (15.75%) Microsoft Certification
16 18 (14.17%) Office 365
16 18 (14.17%) vSphere
17 17 (13.39%) Agile Software Development
17 17 (13.39%) TCP/IP
17 17 (13.39%) DNS
18 16 (12.60%) DHCP
18 16 (12.60%) HP
18 16 (12.60%) IIS
18 16 (12.60%) Microsoft Office
18 16 (12.60%) Symantec
19 15 (11.81%) 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 31 (24.41%) MS Exchange
2 21 (16.54%) SharePoint
3 16 (12.60%) IIS
4 7 (5.51%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (3.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (3.94%) IBM Notes
5 5 (3.94%) Moodle
5 5 (3.94%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (3.15%) Skype for Business
7 3 (2.36%) FileNet
7 3 (2.36%) WebSphere
7 3 (2.36%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.57%) Apache
8 2 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (12.60%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (7.87%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 18 (14.17%) Office 365
2 9 (7.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.15%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (13.39%) DNS
1 17 (13.39%) TCP/IP
2 16 (12.60%) DHCP
3 13 (10.24%) VLAN
3 13 (10.24%) VSAN
4 10 (7.87%) Firewall
5 6 (4.72%) Kerberos
5 6 (4.72%) LAN
5 6 (4.72%) SAN
5 6 (4.72%) VPN
5 6 (4.72%) WAN
6 4 (3.15%) Skype
7 3 (2.36%) Internet
8 2 (1.57%) BIG-IP
8 2 (1.57%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.57%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (1.57%) VoIP
9 1 (0.79%) 4G
9 1 (0.79%) Modbus
9 1 (0.79%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (22.05%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.66%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (8.66%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (7.09%) MySQL
4 8 (6.30%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.79%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.79%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 3 (2.36%) Romanian Language
2 1 (0.79%) Finance
2 1 (0.79%) Legal
2 1 (0.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (15.75%) Desktop Support
2 18 (14.17%) Support Engineer
3 17 (13.39%) 2nd Line Support
4 16 (12.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 15 (11.81%) Analyst
6 13 (10.24%) IT Support
7 12 (9.45%) IT Technician
8 11 (8.66%) Support Technician
9 10 (7.87%) Architect
9 10 (7.87%) DBA
9 10 (7.87%) Desktop Engineer
9 10 (7.87%) SQL DBA
10 9 (7.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 9 (7.09%) IT Support Technician
11 7 (5.51%) Service Analyst
11 7 (5.51%) Service Desk Analyst
11 7 (5.51%) Test Engineer
11 7 (5.51%) Wintel Engineer
12 6 (4.72%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 5 (3.94%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.57%) CGI
1 2 (1.57%) OAuth2
1 2 (1.57%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.24%) NHS
2 11 (8.66%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.15%) Clustering
4 2 (1.57%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.57%) PDA
4 2 (1.57%) User Experience
5 1 (0.79%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.79%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.79%) e-Learning
5 1 (0.79%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.79%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 112 (88.19%) Windows
2 64 (50.39%) Windows Server
3 45 (35.43%) Windows 7
4 26 (20.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (19.69%) Windows 10
6 14 (11.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (7.87%) Linux
8 8 (6.30%) Windows XP
9 6 (4.72%) Scientific Linux
9 6 (4.72%) Windows 8
10 4 (3.15%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.57%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.57%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (25.98%) ITIL
2 23 (18.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 22 (17.32%) Migration
4 17 (13.39%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (10.24%) High Availability
6 11 (8.66%) PRINCE2
7 9 (7.09%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (7.09%) Project Management
8 7 (5.51%) Configuration Management
8 7 (5.51%) Defect Management
8 7 (5.51%) Performance Monitoring
8 7 (5.51%) RUP
8 7 (5.51%) Software Engineering
8 7 (5.51%) Test Automation
8 7 (5.51%) Test Management
8 7 (5.51%) Test Scripting
8 7 (5.51%) Unified Process
9 6 (4.72%) Patch Management
10 5 (3.94%) ITIL V3
10 5 (3.94%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 21 (16.54%) SQL
2 6 (4.72%) C
3 5 (3.94%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (18.90%) Security Cleared
2 21 (16.54%) SC Cleared
3 20 (15.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (11.81%) Degree
5 10 (7.87%) MCITP
6 9 (7.09%) MCSE
7 7 (5.51%) MCTS
8 6 (4.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (3.15%) HNC
9 4 (3.15%) ISEB
10 3 (2.36%) CISSP
11 2 (1.57%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.57%) MCP
11 2 (1.57%) MCSA
12 1 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.79%) CCNA
12 1 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.79%) CISM
12 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.94%) SLA
2 1 (0.79%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (15.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (14.17%) vSphere
3 11 (8.66%) VMware Workstation
4 6 (4.72%) Hyper-V
4 6 (4.72%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (3.15%) Terminal Services
6 3 (2.36%) BitLocker
7 2 (1.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (1.57%) iptables
7 2 (1.57%) XenApp
8 1 (0.79%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 28 (22.05%) SCCM
2 14 (11.02%) SCOM
3 11 (8.66%) Backup Exec
3 11 (8.66%) NetBackup
4 7 (5.51%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (4.72%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (4.72%) WSUS
6 5 (3.94%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (3.94%) vCenter Server
7 4 (3.15%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (2.36%) Nagios
8 3 (2.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (1.57%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (1.57%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (1.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (1.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.79%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.79%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.79%) PTC Integrity
Vendors
1 53 (41.73%) Microsoft
2 29 (22.83%) VMware
3 16 (12.60%) HP
3 16 (12.60%) Symantec
4 7 (5.51%) Cisco
5 6 (4.72%) Citrix
5 6 (4.72%) McAfee
5 6 (4.72%) Oracle
6 5 (3.94%) Lotus
7 4 (3.15%) arcserve
7 4 (3.15%) IBM
8 3 (2.36%) Altiris
8 3 (2.36%) NetApp
9 2 (1.57%) Aruba
9 2 (1.57%) Cloudera
9 2 (1.57%) Lumension
9 2 (1.57%) NETGEAR
9 2 (1.57%) Remedy
9 2 (1.57%) Sophos
9 2 (1.57%) Veeam