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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 14 27 3
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -24
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 9 4 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 8.82% 1.75% 14.46%
As % of the System Software category 56.25% 50.00% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 8
Average daily rate
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£110 £180 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% -37.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £180 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £180 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £275 £288
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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Scotland

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
16 8 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 15.69% 3.49% 19.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 11
Average daily rate £135 £275 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.90% -5.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £290 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £12.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 18 September 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 21 (95.45%) Windows
2 9 (40.91%) Windows XP
2 9 (40.91%) VMware
3 8 (36.36%) SCCM
3 8 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (36.36%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (31.82%) Windows 7
4 7 (31.82%) VLAN
4 7 (31.82%) Fortinet
4 7 (31.82%) Firewall
4 7 (31.82%) Data Management
4 7 (31.82%) Cisco
4 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
5 6 (27.27%) Dell
5 6 (27.27%) MS Office
6 5 (22.73%) HP
6 5 (22.73%) Compaq
6 5 (22.73%) VPN
6 5 (22.73%) PDA
6 5 (22.73%) ServiceNow
7 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (13.64%) ITIL
8 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
8 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (9.09%) MCSE
9 2 (9.09%) Citrix
9 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
9 2 (9.09%) Windows 2000

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.55%) Lync
2 1 (4.55%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (27.27%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) Firewall
1 7 (31.82%) VLAN
2 5 (22.73%) VPN
3 1 (4.55%) SAN
3 1 (4.55%) LAN
3 1 (4.55%) VoIP
3 1 (4.55%) WAN
Job Titles
1 16 (72.73%) Support Engineer
2 10 (45.45%) Desktop Support
3 9 (40.91%) Desktop Engineer
4 8 (36.36%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (18.18%) Technical Support Engineer
5 4 (18.18%) Technical Engineer
5 4 (18.18%) Technical Support
6 2 (9.09%) Server Support Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Server Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Senior Desktop Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Server Support
7 1 (4.55%) Support Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Desktop Support
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Desktop Technician
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Support Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Desktop Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) PDA
2 2 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.55%) User Experience
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 21 (95.45%) Windows
2 9 (40.91%) Windows XP
3 7 (31.82%) Windows 7
4 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (9.09%) Windows Vista
6 2 (9.09%) Windows 2000
7 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Data Management
2 3 (13.64%) ITIL
3 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.55%) Change Management
4 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.09%) MCSE
2 2 (9.09%) CCNA
2 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.55%) MCDST
3 1 (4.55%) MCITP
3 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (36.36%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (4.55%) VMware ESX
2 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (36.36%) SCCM
2 1 (4.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) VMware
2 7 (31.82%) Fortinet
2 7 (31.82%) Cisco
2 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
3 6 (27.27%) Dell
4 5 (22.73%) HP
4 5 (22.73%) Compaq
4 5 (22.73%) ServiceNow
5 2 (9.09%) Citrix
6 1 (4.55%) NetApp
6 1 (4.55%) Lotus
6 1 (4.55%) EMC
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