The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 30 35 51
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +16
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 41 29 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 4.72% 4.60% 2.94%
As % of the System Software category 70.69% 55.77% 69.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 9 15
Average daily rate
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£308 £413 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.45% +65.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £243 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £459 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £265
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Average hourly rate £60.50 £15.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+290.32% -1.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.90 £13.25 £15.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.10 £15.50 £16.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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 Glasgow region.

System Software Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
58 52 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 6.67% 8.24% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 21 19
Average daily rate £310 £388 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +33.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £135 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £450 £362
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £314 £313
% change year-on-year
+10.82% +0.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Average hourly rate £110.00 £15.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+609.67% -1.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

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

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 41 (58.57%) Windows
2 27 (38.57%) Microsoft
3 25 (35.71%) Citrix
3 25 (35.71%) Security Cleared
4 22 (31.43%) VMware
5 21 (30.00%) SC Cleared
6 13 (18.57%) SCCM
6 13 (18.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (18.57%) SQL
7 12 (17.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (15.71%) VMware Infrastructure
8 11 (15.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (15.71%) Windows 7
8 11 (15.71%) MS Excel
9 10 (14.29%) Windows XP
9 10 (14.29%) ITIL
9 10 (14.29%) MCITP
10 9 (12.86%) Finance
10 9 (12.86%) Migration
11 8 (11.43%) IPsec
11 8 (11.43%) DNS
11 8 (11.43%) Configuration Management
12 7 (10.00%) Project Management
12 7 (10.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 7 (10.00%) MS Exchange
12 7 (10.00%) MCSA
13 6 (8.57%) PKI
13 6 (8.57%) Linux
13 6 (8.57%) DHCP
13 6 (8.57%) SAN

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 7 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.86%) IIS
3 2 (2.86%) Lotus Domino
3 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.43%) WorkSite
Applications
1 11 (15.71%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) Office 365
1 1 (1.43%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.43%) DNS
1 8 (11.43%) IPsec
2 6 (8.57%) SAN
2 6 (8.57%) DHCP
3 5 (7.14%) LAN
3 5 (7.14%) Firewall
4 3 (4.29%) WAN
5 2 (2.86%) NetScaler
5 2 (2.86%) SSL
5 2 (2.86%) HTTP
5 2 (2.86%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.86%) VPN
6 1 (1.43%) WLAN
6 1 (1.43%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.43%) Wireless
6 1 (1.43%) Intranet
6 1 (1.43%) Internet
6 1 (1.43%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.43%) Network Security
6 1 (1.43%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Fiddler
1 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.43%) MSI
2 1 (1.43%) AdminStudio
General
1 9 (12.86%) Finance
2 1 (1.43%) Law
2 1 (1.43%) Legal
2 1 (1.43%) French Language
Job Titles
1 11 (15.71%) Wintel Engineer
2 8 (11.43%) Support Engineer
3 7 (10.00%) Consultant
4 6 (8.57%) Analyst
4 6 (8.57%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (7.14%) Desktop Support
5 5 (7.14%) Technical Leader
6 4 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) Architect
6 4 (5.71%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.29%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Applications Consultant
7 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Network Architect
8 2 (2.86%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 2 (2.86%) 1st Line Support
8 2 (2.86%) Service Analyst
8 2 (2.86%) Technical Manager
8 2 (2.86%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 2 (2.86%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.86%) .NET
1 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET
1 2 (2.86%) Web Services
1 2 (2.86%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.43%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.43%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.57%) PKI
2 5 (7.14%) Client/Server
3 4 (5.71%) Replication
4 2 (2.86%) Clustering
5 1 (1.43%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.43%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.43%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 41 (58.57%) Windows
2 12 (17.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (15.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (15.71%) Windows 7
4 10 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 6 (8.57%) Linux
6 2 (2.86%) UNIX
6 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.86%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.43%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.43%) AIX
7 1 (1.43%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (14.29%) ITIL
2 9 (12.86%) Migration
3 8 (11.43%) Configuration Management
4 7 (10.00%) Project Management
5 4 (5.71%) Fault Management
5 4 (5.71%) Risk Management
6 3 (4.29%) Change Control
6 3 (4.29%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (4.29%) PRINCE2
6 3 (4.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (2.86%) Service Management
7 2 (2.86%) Supplier Management
7 2 (2.86%) Software Distribution
7 2 (2.86%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (1.43%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (1.43%) Incident Management
8 1 (1.43%) Project Planning
8 1 (1.43%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.57%) SQL
2 5 (7.14%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.71%) VBScript
4 2 (2.86%) VB
4 2 (2.86%) C#
4 2 (2.86%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 21 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 13 (18.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (14.29%) MCITP
5 7 (10.00%) MCSA
6 5 (7.14%) MCSE
6 5 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (5.71%) DV Cleared
7 4 (5.71%) CCIE
8 2 (2.86%) MCP
8 2 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.43%) CCNP
9 1 (1.43%) CCNA
9 1 (1.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (15.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (8.57%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.71%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (5.71%) vSphere
4 3 (4.29%) VMware Server
4 3 (4.29%) VMware ESX
4 3 (4.29%) XenApp
5 2 (2.86%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.86%) RACF
Systems Management
1 13 (18.57%) SCCM
2 7 (10.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (2.86%) SCOM
4 1 (1.43%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.43%) Netcool
4 1 (1.43%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.43%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (38.57%) Microsoft
2 25 (35.71%) Citrix
3 22 (31.43%) VMware
4 5 (7.14%) Cisco
5 4 (5.71%) Oracle
6 3 (4.29%) IBM
7 2 (2.86%) McAfee
8 1 (1.43%) Veritas
8 1 (1.43%) Symantec
8 1 (1.43%) HP
8 1 (1.43%) EMC
8 1 (1.43%) AppSense
8 1 (1.43%) Altiris
8 1 (1.43%) ArcSight
8 1 (1.43%) Lumension
8 1 (1.43%) ServiceNow
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