Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 32 29
Rank change year-on-year +7 -3 0
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 102 68 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 6.83% 5.08% 8.00%
As % of the System Software category 52.31% 44.74% 70.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 37 48
Wales median daily rate £363 £173 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +110.14% -45.02% +2.87%
10th Percentile £147 £139 £113
90th Percentile £489 £323 £460
UK median daily rate £325 £324 £325
% change year-on-year +0.31% -0.31% +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 19 18
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £11.17 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.38% -14.08% -3.70%
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £20.00 £21.10 £14.58
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year +1.69% -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 195 152 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 13.06% 11.35% 11.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 92 72
Wales median daily rate £406 £238 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +71.05% -32.14% +11.11%
10th Percentile £181 £154 £114
90th Percentile £575 £475 £465
UK median daily rate £450 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +6.51% +5.63% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 33 22
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £20.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.00% +53.85% -3.70%
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.60 £10.55
90th Percentile £20.00 £77.50 £18.88
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £16.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year -0.88% +1.59% +0.88%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +2 95 £363 +111.68% 15
West Wales +11 5 - - 2
Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 82 (80.39%) Windows
2 51 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 48 (47.06%) Windows Server
4 31 (30.39%) Windows 7
5 26 (25.49%) SQL Server
6 25 (24.51%) Microsoft Certification
7 23 (22.55%) DNS
7 23 (22.55%) Migration
8 22 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (20.59%) VMware
9 21 (20.59%) DHCP
9 21 (20.59%) Security Cleared
10 20 (19.61%) SC Cleared
10 20 (19.61%) SharePoint
11 19 (18.63%) MS Exchange
11 19 (18.63%) SQL
12 18 (17.65%) ITIL
12 18 (17.65%) TCP/IP
12 18 (17.65%) Windows 10
13 17 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
13 17 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
14 16 (15.69%) Office 365
14 16 (15.69%) vSphere
14 16 (15.69%) SCCM
15 14 (13.73%) Linux
15 14 (13.73%) Windows Server 2008
16 13 (12.75%) High Availability
16 13 (12.75%) Microsoft Office
16 13 (12.75%) SAN
16 13 (12.75%) Firewall

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 20 (19.61%) SharePoint
2 19 (18.63%) MS Exchange
3 9 (8.82%) IIS
4 7 (6.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (6.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (4.90%) Moodle
6 4 (3.92%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (2.94%) FileNet
7 3 (2.94%) IBM Notes
7 3 (2.94%) Skype for Business
7 3 (2.94%) WebSphere
7 3 (2.94%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 13 (12.75%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 16 (15.69%) Office 365
2 7 (6.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.94%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 23 (22.55%) DNS
2 21 (20.59%) DHCP
3 18 (17.65%) TCP/IP
4 13 (12.75%) Firewall
4 13 (12.75%) SAN
5 9 (8.82%) VPN
6 6 (5.88%) Kerberos
6 6 (5.88%) LAN
6 6 (5.88%) WAN
7 3 (2.94%) Internet
7 3 (2.94%) Skype
7 3 (2.94%) VLAN
8 2 (1.96%) SMTP
8 2 (1.96%) VSAN
9 1 (0.98%) 4G
9 1 (0.98%) ADSL
9 1 (0.98%) Modbus
9 1 (0.98%) VoIP
9 1 (0.98%) Wireless
9 1 (0.98%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (25.49%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.84%) SQL Server 2005
2 8 (7.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (6.86%) MySQL
4 1 (0.98%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.98%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (4.90%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 1 (0.98%) Electronics
1 1 (0.98%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (15.69%) Support Engineer
3 15 (14.71%) Analyst
4 10 (9.80%) DBA
4 10 (9.80%) SQL DBA
5 9 (8.82%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (8.82%) Desktop Support
6 8 (7.84%) Architect
6 8 (7.84%) IT Support
7 7 (6.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 7 (6.86%) Service Analyst
7 7 (6.86%) Service Desk Analyst
7 7 (6.86%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
8 6 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 5 (4.90%) Administrator
9 5 (4.90%) Senior Systems Engineer
10 4 (3.92%) 1st Line Support
10 4 (3.92%) IT Support Engineer
10 4 (3.92%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.94%) Apache Axis
1 3 (2.94%) OAuth
1 3 (2.94%) OAuth2
1 3 (2.94%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.82%) Management Information System
2 8 (7.84%) Data Centre
3 6 (5.88%) NHS
3 6 (5.88%) PKI
4 3 (2.94%) CESG
4 3 (2.94%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.98%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.98%) Clustering
5 1 (0.98%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.98%) e-Learning
5 1 (0.98%) PDA
5 1 (0.98%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.98%) Renewable Energy
5 1 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 82 (80.39%) Windows
2 48 (47.06%) Windows Server
3 31 (30.39%) Windows 7
4 18 (17.65%) Windows 10
5 17 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (13.73%) Linux
6 14 (13.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (7.84%) Windows XP
8 6 (5.88%) Scientific Linux
8 6 (5.88%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.96%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.96%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.98%) Android
10 1 (0.98%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (22.55%) Migration
2 22 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (17.65%) ITIL
4 17 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (12.75%) High Availability
6 12 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (7.84%) Requirements Management
9 7 (6.86%) Information Management
10 6 (5.88%) Patch Management
10 6 (5.88%) Security Hardening
11 5 (4.90%) Cross-Platform Development
11 5 (4.90%) Requirements Analysis
11 5 (4.90%) Use Case
11 5 (4.90%) Validation
12 4 (3.92%) Asset Management
13 3 (2.94%) BCP
13 3 (2.94%) Document Management
13 3 (2.94%) Service Management
13 3 (2.94%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 19 (18.63%) SQL
2 5 (4.90%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.92%) C
4 3 (2.94%) VB
4 3 (2.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (24.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (20.59%) Security Cleared
3 20 (19.61%) SC Cleared
4 9 (8.82%) Degree
4 9 (8.82%) MCITP
5 8 (7.84%) MCSA
6 7 (6.86%) MCTS
7 5 (4.90%) CISSP
8 4 (3.92%) CCNA
8 4 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (3.92%) MCSE
8 4 (3.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.96%) HNC
10 1 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.98%) Data Quality
1 1 (0.98%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (0.98%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (15.69%) vSphere
2 12 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.88%) Terminal Services
4 5 (4.90%) XenDesktop
5 4 (3.92%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.94%) Forefront TMG
6 3 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.98%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.98%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 16 (15.69%) SCCM
2 5 (4.90%) Backup Exec
2 5 (4.90%) NetBackup
2 5 (4.90%) PTC Integrity
3 4 (3.92%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (3.92%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (3.92%) SCOM
4 3 (2.94%) CA Single Sign-On
4 3 (2.94%) Nagios
4 3 (2.94%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (2.94%) WSUS
5 2 (1.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.96%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (1.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.96%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.98%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.98%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 51 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 21 (20.59%) VMware
3 12 (11.76%) HP
4 10 (9.80%) Symantec
5 9 (8.82%) Cisco
5 9 (8.82%) Citrix
6 8 (7.84%) IBM
7 7 (6.86%) CheckPoint
8 6 (5.88%) Aruba
8 6 (5.88%) NETGEAR
9 5 (4.90%) PTC
10 4 (3.92%) McAfee
11 3 (2.94%) CA
11 3 (2.94%) Cloudera
11 3 (2.94%) Lotus
12 2 (1.96%) Nuix
12 2 (1.96%) Veeam
13 1 (0.98%) Extreme Networks
13 1 (0.98%) SolarWinds
13 1 (0.98%) Trustwave