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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 15 24 9
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -15
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 6 9 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 6.98% 4.17% 13.50%
As % of the System Software category 50.00% 81.82% 79.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 13
Average daily rate
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£135 £275 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.90% -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £275 £288
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 £13.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -15.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.08%
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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
12 11 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 13.95% 5.09% 17.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 16
Average daily rate £310 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.82% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £363 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.92 £16.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year
+5.75% -0.99%

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 21 November 2014, 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 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (68.75%) Windows XP
3 7 (43.75%) SCCM
3 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
3 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
4 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (31.25%) PDA
5 5 (31.25%) HP
5 5 (31.25%) Compaq
5 5 (31.25%) Dell
5 5 (31.25%) MS Office
5 5 (31.25%) VPN
5 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (31.25%) ServiceNow
6 4 (25.00%) Windows 2000
6 4 (25.00%) Windows Vista
6 4 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (12.50%) VMware
7 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (12.50%) Citrix
7 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
7 2 (12.50%) Cisco
8 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (6.25%) Data Structures
8 1 (6.25%) Kofax
8 1 (6.25%) Open Text
8 1 (6.25%) LiveLink
8 1 (6.25%) Change Management
8 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (6.25%) Firewall

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.25%) LiveLink
1 1 (6.25%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) VPN
2 1 (6.25%) SAN
2 1 (6.25%) Intranet
2 1 (6.25%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) Firewall
2 1 (6.25%) VLAN
2 1 (6.25%) LAN
2 1 (6.25%) VoIP
2 1 (6.25%) WAN
2 1 (6.25%) DHCP
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Support Engineer
2 10 (62.50%) Desktop Support
3 9 (56.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 9 (56.25%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (25.00%) Analyst
5 3 (18.75%) Support Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Technical Support
6 1 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Systems Support Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Server Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Server Support Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) IT Support
6 1 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (6.25%) Server Support
6 1 (6.25%) Systems Support
6 1 (6.25%) Administrator
6 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) PDA
2 4 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.25%) Clustering
4 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.25%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (68.75%) Windows XP
3 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
4 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (25.00%) Windows Vista
6 4 (25.00%) Windows 2000
7 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (6.25%) ITIL
1 1 (6.25%) Change Management
1 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (6.25%) Data Management
1 1 (6.25%) Document Management
1 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (6.25%) Metadata Management
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.25%) MCDST
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) HP
2 5 (31.25%) Compaq
2 5 (31.25%) Dell
2 5 (31.25%) ServiceNow
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco
3 2 (12.50%) VMware
3 2 (12.50%) Citrix
4 1 (6.25%) NetApp
4 1 (6.25%) Kofax
4 1 (6.25%) Open Text
4 1 (6.25%) EMC
4 1 (6.25%) Fortinet