Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 27 19 35
Rank change year-on-year -8 +16 +10
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 108 109 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 6.35% 8.47% 5.97%
As % of the System Software category 50.94% 58.92% 55.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 55 38
Wales median daily rate £313 £213 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.06% -15.00% -23.08%
10th Percentile £108 £111 £123
90th Percentile £461 £438 £538
UK median daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year +12.08% -3.85% +6.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 23 31
Wales median hourly rate £13.57 £13.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.37% +13.04% +9.52%
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.03 £10.75
90th Percentile £109.03 £19.75 £16.75
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 212 185 151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 12.46% 14.37% 10.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 111 85
Wales median daily rate £400 £375 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -14.29% +32.58%
10th Percentile £152 £130 £150
90th Percentile £575 £475 £575
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +8.82% +6.12% +6.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 23 35
Wales median hourly rate £13.57 £13.00 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.37% +6.12% +12.64%
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.03 £10.75
90th Percentile £109.03 £19.75 £77.50
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -16 88 £300 +41.18% 19
North Wales 0 9 £325 +120.34% 8
West Wales +2 6 £180 - 1
Mid Wales -7 2 £113 -
Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 90 (83.33%) Windows
2 58 (53.70%) Microsoft
3 40 (37.04%) Windows Server
4 38 (35.19%) ITIL
5 29 (26.85%) Windows 10
6 28 (25.93%) VMware
7 27 (25.00%) Office 365
8 23 (21.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (21.30%) SCCM
9 22 (20.37%) Windows 7
10 21 (19.44%) Security Cleared
11 20 (18.52%) SC Cleared
12 18 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
13 17 (15.74%) SQL
13 17 (15.74%) Citrix
14 15 (13.89%) Microsoft Office
15 14 (12.96%) MS Exchange
15 14 (12.96%) Firewall
16 13 (12.04%) Linux
17 12 (11.11%) HP
17 12 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 11 (10.19%) SQL Server
18 11 (10.19%) Skype for Business
18 11 (10.19%) Windows Server 2008
18 11 (10.19%) VMware Infrastructure
18 11 (10.19%) PowerShell
18 11 (10.19%) SCOM
19 10 (9.26%) Hyper-V
20 9 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
20 9 (8.33%) 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 14 (12.96%) MS Exchange
2 11 (10.19%) Skype for Business
3 8 (7.41%) SharePoint
4 6 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (4.63%) IIS
6 2 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.93%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (13.89%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 27 (25.00%) Office 365
2 9 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.85%) IaaS
5 2 (1.85%) PaaS
6 1 (0.93%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.96%) Firewall
2 8 (7.41%) LAN
2 8 (7.41%) Skype
2 8 (7.41%) TCP/IP
2 8 (7.41%) VoIP
3 7 (6.48%) VPN
3 7 (6.48%) WAN
4 6 (5.56%) SAN
5 5 (4.63%) DNS
6 4 (3.70%) DMZ
6 4 (3.70%) Network Security
6 4 (3.70%) VLAN
7 3 (2.78%) DHCP
7 3 (2.78%) NAS
8 2 (1.85%) FTP
8 2 (1.85%) Internet
8 2 (1.85%) VSAN
9 1 (0.93%) Intranet
9 1 (0.93%) IPv4
9 1 (0.93%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.19%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.93%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.93%) MS Access
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.93%) MSI
General
1 5 (4.63%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.70%) Finance
3 3 (2.78%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.93%) Banking
4 1 (0.93%) Billing
4 1 (0.93%) Games
4 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.93%) Law
4 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (14.81%) IT Support
2 13 (12.04%) Support Engineer
3 11 (10.19%) Analyst
4 10 (9.26%) 3rd Line Support
4 10 (9.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (8.33%) Desktop Support
5 9 (8.33%) IT Engineer
6 8 (7.41%) 1st Line Support
6 8 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (6.48%) Support Technician
8 6 (5.56%) Architect
8 6 (5.56%) Consultant
8 6 (5.56%) IT Support Technician
8 6 (5.56%) IT Technician
9 5 (4.63%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
9 5 (4.63%) Desktop Engineer
9 5 (4.63%) Service Analyst
9 5 (4.63%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (4.63%) Windows Engineer
9 5 (4.63%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.85%) Apache Axis
1 2 (1.85%) Web Services
2 1 (0.93%) .NET
2 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (0.93%) COM
2 1 (0.93%) OAuth
2 1 (0.93%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (6.48%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.56%) CESG
3 4 (3.70%) Driving Licence
3 4 (3.70%) N-Tier
3 4 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.78%) NHS
5 2 (1.85%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.85%) Clustering
5 2 (1.85%) PKI
6 1 (0.93%) AS400
6 1 (0.93%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.93%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.93%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.93%) User Experience
6 1 (0.93%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 90 (83.33%) Windows
2 40 (37.04%) Windows Server
3 29 (26.85%) Windows 10
4 23 (21.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (20.37%) Windows 7
6 13 (12.04%) Linux
7 11 (10.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (3.70%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.85%) Debian
10 2 (1.85%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.85%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.93%) Android
11 1 (0.93%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (35.19%) ITIL
2 18 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
3 12 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 9 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (6.48%) Change Management
5 7 (6.48%) ITIL V3
6 6 (5.56%) Mobile Device Management
6 6 (5.56%) TOGAF
7 5 (4.63%) Cryptography
7 5 (4.63%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (4.63%) High Availability
7 5 (4.63%) Migration
7 5 (4.63%) Risk Management
7 5 (4.63%) Service Delivery
8 4 (3.70%) Capacity Management
8 4 (3.70%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (3.70%) MODAF
8 4 (3.70%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (3.70%) Security Architecture
8 4 (3.70%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (15.74%) SQL
2 11 (10.19%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.85%) VBA
4 1 (0.93%) C
4 1 (0.93%) Java
4 1 (0.93%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.93%) Python
4 1 (0.93%) Ruby
4 1 (0.93%) Scala
4 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (19.44%) Security Cleared
2 20 (18.52%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.33%) Degree
3 9 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (5.56%) MCSE
5 4 (3.70%) CESG Certified Professional
5 4 (3.70%) HND
6 3 (2.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.85%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.85%) HNC
7 2 (1.85%) MCITP
8 1 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.93%) CCNA
8 1 (0.93%) CCNP
8 1 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.93%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.93%) ISEB
8 1 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.93%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (10.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (9.26%) Hyper-V
3 6 (5.56%) vSphere
4 5 (4.63%) XenApp
5 4 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (3.70%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (2.78%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.85%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.93%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.93%) Docker
8 1 (0.93%) vCloud
8 1 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.93%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.93%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (21.30%) SCCM
2 11 (10.19%) SCOM
3 5 (4.63%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (4.63%) WSUS
4 3 (2.78%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.85%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.85%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.85%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.85%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.93%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.93%) Nagios
6 1 (0.93%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.93%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 58 (53.70%) Microsoft
2 28 (25.93%) VMware
3 17 (15.74%) Citrix
4 12 (11.11%) HP
5 8 (7.41%) Veeam
6 5 (4.63%) NetApp
7 4 (3.70%) Cisco
7 4 (3.70%) Dell
7 4 (3.70%) McAfee
7 4 (3.70%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.78%) Sophos
9 2 (1.85%) Apple
9 2 (1.85%) Aruba
9 2 (1.85%) Intel
9 2 (1.85%) NETGEAR
9 2 (1.85%) Remedy
9 2 (1.85%) Symantec
10 1 (0.93%) Fortinet
10 1 (0.93%) Ivanti
10 1 (0.93%) Kaspersky