The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 10 5 17
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +12
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 9 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 11.11% 13.39% 5.56%
As % of the System Software category 100.00% 93.75% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 5
Average daily rate
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£183 £130 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.38% -60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £118 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £130 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £265
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 1
Average hourly rate £29.09 £21.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.50% +75.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Aberdeen region.

System Software Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
9 16 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 11.11% 14.29% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 5
Average daily rate £183 £130 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.38% -60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £120 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £130 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 1
Average hourly rate £29.09 £21.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.50% +75.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.22%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Aberdeen region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Active Directory across the Aberdeen region.

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Aberdeen region.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region citing Active Directory also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Active Directory.

1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Linux
2 6 (54.55%) LDAP
2 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 6 (54.55%) HP
2 6 (54.55%) Red Hat
2 6 (54.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (45.45%) MCSE
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
4 4 (36.36%) Windows XP
4 4 (36.36%) Windows 2000
4 4 (36.36%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Vista
5 2 (18.18%) Finance
6 1 (9.09%) OpenText
6 1 (9.09%) LiveLink
6 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
6 1 (9.09%) Kofax
6 1 (9.09%) Document Management
6 1 (9.09%) Degree
6 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
6 1 (9.09%) Citrix
6 1 (9.09%) Intranet
6 1 (9.09%) Internet
6 1 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (9.09%) Metadata Management
6 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region citing Active Directory also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Active Directory. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) LiveLink
Applications
1 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) LDAP
2 1 (9.09%) Intranet
2 1 (9.09%) Internet
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
1 6 (54.55%) Support Analyst
1 6 (54.55%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (45.45%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Desktop Support
3 4 (36.36%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 4 (36.36%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (36.36%) Support Engineer
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Support Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Systems Support Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Administrator
5 1 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (9.09%) Systems Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Linux
2 6 (54.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Vista
4 4 (36.36%) Windows 2000
4 4 (36.36%) Windows XP
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (9.09%) Document Management
1 1 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (9.09%) Metadata Management
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) MCSE
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
1 6 (54.55%) HP
1 6 (54.55%) Red Hat
2 1 (9.09%) Kofax
2 1 (9.09%) OpenText
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix