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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 15 36
Rank change year-on-year -10 +21  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 36 48 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 5.81% 8.71% 4.91%
As % of the System Software category 58.06% 68.57% 61.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 24 21
Median daily rate £180 £200 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -34.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £93 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £531 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 12
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £13.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -5.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £11.48 £9.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 £18.40 £15.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  

Active Directory is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 62 70 68
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 10.00% 12.70% 7.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 36 35
Median daily rate £280 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £138 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 13
Median hourly rate £16.28 £17.50 £13.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.97% +27.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £11.96 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.83 £24.20 £25.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £21.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.60% +24.28%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales citing Active Directory as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -9 32 £180 -10.00% 7
West Wales -5 3 £475 -20.83% 1
North Wales - 1 - -
Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 57 (81.43%) Windows
2 51 (72.86%) Microsoft
3 41 (58.57%) ITIL
4 35 (50.00%) VMware
4 35 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 33 (47.14%) Cisco
6 32 (45.71%) CCNA
6 32 (45.71%) Cisco Certification
7 29 (41.43%) MS Exchange
7 29 (41.43%) Firewall
8 22 (31.43%) HP
8 22 (31.43%) HP Data Protector
8 22 (31.43%) Windows 7
9 20 (28.57%) Tivoli
9 20 (28.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 18 (25.71%) Citrix
11 17 (24.29%) Microsoft Certification
11 17 (24.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 14 (20.00%) Internet
13 13 (18.57%) VMware Infrastructure
14 11 (15.71%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (15.71%) Microsoft Office
15 10 (14.29%) SLA
16 9 (12.86%) Windows 10
17 8 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
18 6 (8.57%) SCCM
18 6 (8.57%) LAN
18 6 (8.57%) Office 365
19 5 (7.14%) Hyper-V
20 4 (5.71%) Security Cleared

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 29 (41.43%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (15.71%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.57%) Office 365
2 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 29 (41.43%) Firewall
2 14 (20.00%) Internet
3 6 (8.57%) LAN
4 4 (5.71%) SAN
4 4 (5.71%) WAN
5 3 (4.29%) DNS
5 3 (4.29%) Wireless
6 2 (2.86%) ADSL
6 2 (2.86%) DHCP
6 2 (2.86%) NAS
6 2 (2.86%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.43%) IPv6
7 1 (1.43%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.43%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.43%) TestDirector
General
1 3 (4.29%) Local Government
2 1 (1.43%) Back Office
2 1 (1.43%) Front Office
2 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (31.43%) Support Engineer
2 16 (22.86%) Technical Engineer
2 16 (22.86%) Technical Support
3 13 (18.57%) 2nd Line Support
4 12 (17.14%) Technical Support Engineer
5 10 (14.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 9 (12.86%) Analyst
6 9 (12.86%) Service Analyst
6 9 (12.86%) Service Desk Analyst
7 8 (11.43%) Network Engineer
7 8 (11.43%) Server Engineer
8 7 (10.00%) Network Support
8 7 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
8 7 (10.00%) Server Support
9 6 (8.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (8.57%) Server Support Engineer
10 4 (5.71%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
10 4 (5.71%) IT Engineer
10 4 (5.71%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.43%) COM
1 1 (1.43%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.86%) Clustering
1 2 (2.86%) iPhone
2 1 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.43%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 57 (81.43%) Windows
2 35 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 22 (31.43%) Windows 7
4 11 (15.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (12.86%) Windows 10
6 8 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (5.71%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.86%) Android
8 2 (2.86%) Linux
8 2 (2.86%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.43%) AIX
9 1 (1.43%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (58.57%) ITIL
2 3 (4.29%) Service Delivery
3 2 (2.86%) Data Protection
3 2 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (2.86%) Migration
3 2 (2.86%) Time Management
4 1 (1.43%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.43%) High Availability
4 1 (1.43%) Incident Management
4 1 (1.43%) ITSM
4 1 (1.43%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (1.43%) Network Design
4 1 (1.43%) Performance Management
4 1 (1.43%) Power Management
4 1 (1.43%) Project Management
4 1 (1.43%) Risk Management
4 1 (1.43%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (1.43%) Service Management
4 1 (1.43%) SIEM
4 1 (1.43%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.86%) PowerShell
1 2 (2.86%) SQL
2 1 (1.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (45.71%) CCNA
1 32 (45.71%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (24.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 17 (24.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.71%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.29%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.86%) MCITP
5 2 (2.86%) MCSE
6 1 (1.43%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.43%) MCSA
6 1 (1.43%) MCTS
6 1 (1.43%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (18.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.29%) Terminal Services
4 2 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.86%) XenApp
5 1 (1.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.43%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.43%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 22 (31.43%) HP Data Protector
2 20 (28.57%) Tivoli
2 20 (28.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 6 (8.57%) SCCM
4 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (2.86%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.86%) WSUS
5 1 (1.43%) Ansible
5 1 (1.43%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.43%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.43%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.43%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.43%) Puppet
Vendors
1 51 (72.86%) Microsoft
2 35 (50.00%) VMware
3 33 (47.14%) Cisco
4 22 (31.43%) HP
5 18 (25.71%) Citrix
6 3 (4.29%) Apple
6 3 (4.29%) McAfee
7 2 (2.86%) Symantec
7 2 (2.86%) Veeam
7 2 (2.86%) Veritas
8 1 (1.43%) arcserve
8 1 (1.43%) BMC
8 1 (1.43%) IBM
8 1 (1.43%) NetApp
8 1 (1.43%) Oracle
8 1 (1.43%) Remedy
8 1 (1.43%) Samsung
8 1 (1.43%) SAP
8 1 (1.43%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.43%) Sophos