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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 15 25 5
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -20
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 10 5 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 9.09% 2.40% 13.71%
As % of the System Software category 83.33% 38.46% 88.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 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 £176 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £180 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £280 £288
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -2.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £9.25 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
Active Directory
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
12 13 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 10.91% 6.25% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 10
Average daily rate £110 £288 £289
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-61.73% -0.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £303 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £9.25 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%

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 22 August 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 20 (95.24%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Windows XP
3 8 (38.10%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (38.10%) VMware
4 7 (33.33%) Firewall
4 7 (33.33%) Cisco
4 7 (33.33%) SCCM
4 7 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 7 (33.33%) Data Management
4 7 (33.33%) VLAN
4 7 (33.33%) Fortinet
5 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 6 (28.57%) Dell
5 6 (28.57%) MS Office
6 5 (23.81%) VPN
6 5 (23.81%) HP
6 5 (23.81%) Compaq
6 5 (23.81%) ServiceNow
6 5 (23.81%) PDA
7 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
7 3 (14.29%) ITIL
7 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (9.52%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (9.52%) Windows Vista
8 2 (9.52%) Windows 2000
8 2 (9.52%) CCNA
8 2 (9.52%) MCSE

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) IBM Notes
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (28.57%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) Firewall
1 7 (33.33%) VLAN
2 5 (23.81%) VPN
3 1 (4.76%) VoIP
Job Titles
1 16 (76.19%) Support Engineer
2 10 (47.62%) Desktop Support
3 9 (42.86%) Desktop Engineer
4 8 (38.10%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (19.05%) Technical Support Engineer
5 4 (19.05%) Technical Engineer
5 4 (19.05%) Technical Support
6 2 (9.52%) Server Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Server Support Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Desktop Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Server Support
7 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Support Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Desktop Support
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Desktop Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) PDA
2 2 (9.52%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (95.24%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Windows XP
3 7 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Vista
5 2 (9.52%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Data Management
2 3 (14.29%) ITIL
3 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.76%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.52%) CCNA
2 2 (9.52%) MCSE
2 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.76%) MCDST
3 1 (4.76%) MCITP
3 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (38.10%) VMware ESXi
2 7 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) VMware
2 7 (33.33%) Cisco
2 7 (33.33%) Fortinet
3 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 6 (28.57%) Dell
4 5 (23.81%) HP
4 5 (23.81%) Compaq
4 5 (23.81%) ServiceNow
5 1 (4.76%) Lotus
5 1 (4.76%) Citrix
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