The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 10 21 33
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +12
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 212 179 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 10.76% 6.24% 4.96%
As % of the System Software category 64.44% 55.42% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 94 81
Median daily rate £320 £300 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £143 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £299 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.02% -0.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 4
Median hourly rate £15.25 £15.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.17% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.44 £13.45 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.75 £17.00 £16.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
Active Directory
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

System Software Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
329 323 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.69% 11.27% 8.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 162 141
Median daily rate £325 £310 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £175 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £464 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £347
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 9
Median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.29% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £14.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.60 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.03%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Renfrewshire +2 85 £330 +6.45% 1
Edinburgh +23 62 £350 +23.89% 5
Glasgow +4 49 £225 -21.73% 10
Aberdeen -7 2 - - 1
Aberdeenshire - 2 £130 -
North Lanarkshire +8 1 - -
Highlands +6 1 - -
Inverclyde 0 1 - - 1
Scottish Borders -2 1 £165 -5.71%
West Lothian -2 1 - -
Strathclyde - 1 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £135 - 2
South Ayrshire - 1 £160 -
Active Directory
UK

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 275 (74.32%) Windows
2 221 (59.73%) Microsoft
3 140 (37.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 140 (37.84%) Windows Server
4 121 (32.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 117 (31.62%) PowerShell
6 108 (29.19%) Security Cleared
7 102 (27.57%) DNS
8 99 (26.76%) VMware
9 89 (24.05%) Windows 7
10 88 (23.78%) Citrix
11 85 (22.97%) SC Cleared
12 83 (22.43%) Microsoft Certification
13 82 (22.16%) MS Exchange
13 82 (22.16%) SQL Server
14 78 (21.08%) DHCP
15 76 (20.54%) MS Excel
16 75 (20.27%) SQL
17 74 (20.00%) Office 365
18 73 (19.73%) Windows Server 2003
19 70 (18.92%) ITIL
20 66 (17.84%) SCCM
21 65 (17.57%) VMware Infrastructure
22 63 (17.03%) Hyper-V
23 59 (15.95%) MCSE
23 59 (15.95%) Migration
24 57 (15.41%) SharePoint
25 56 (15.14%) Exchange Server 2010
26 52 (14.05%) Windows 10
27 48 (12.97%) MS Office

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 82 (22.16%) MS Exchange
2 57 (15.41%) SharePoint
3 56 (15.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 40 (10.81%) Skype for Business
5 35 (9.46%) Exchange Server 2013
6 27 (7.30%) OpenStack
7 24 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2007
8 12 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2003
9 10 (2.70%) IIS
10 9 (2.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 8 (2.16%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.27%) CMS
12 1 (0.27%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 76 (20.54%) MS Excel
2 48 (12.97%) MS Office
3 1 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) assyst
1 2 (0.54%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 74 (20.00%) Office 365
2 23 (6.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.62%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.54%) IaaS
4 2 (0.54%) PaaS
4 2 (0.54%) SaaS
5 1 (0.27%) Bluemix
5 1 (0.27%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.27%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.27%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 102 (27.57%) DNS
2 78 (21.08%) DHCP
3 40 (10.81%) Firewall
4 38 (10.27%) SAN
5 29 (7.84%) Skype
6 26 (7.03%) LDAP
7 23 (6.22%) WAN
8 22 (5.95%) Kerberos
8 22 (5.95%) LAN
8 22 (5.95%) TCP/IP
9 18 (4.86%) X.500
10 16 (4.32%) VPN
11 14 (3.78%) NAS
12 12 (3.24%) Internet
12 12 (3.24%) Intranet
13 10 (2.70%) Unified Communications
14 8 (2.16%) VLAN
15 7 (1.89%) IPsec
15 7 (1.89%) NetScaler
15 7 (1.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (22.16%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (1.62%) MySQL
4 3 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.27%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.27%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.27%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 21 (5.68%) StarTeam
2 3 (0.81%) TestDirector
3 2 (0.54%) AdminStudio
3 2 (0.54%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.54%) WinDbg
4 1 (0.27%) Ant
4 1 (0.27%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.27%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.27%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.27%) Hudson
4 1 (0.27%) JUnit
4 1 (0.27%) Maven
4 1 (0.27%) Mockito
4 1 (0.27%) Subversion
4 1 (0.27%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.27%) WinRunner
General
1 36 (9.73%) Finance
2 8 (2.16%) Banking
2 8 (2.16%) Law
2 8 (2.16%) Publishing
3 3 (0.81%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.27%) Local Government
4 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 71 (19.19%) Analyst
2 34 (9.19%) Active Directory Engineer
3 29 (7.84%) Support Engineer
4 23 (6.22%) Consultant
5 22 (5.95%) 2nd Line Support
5 22 (5.95%) Test Analyst
6 21 (5.68%) 3rd Line Support
7 19 (5.14%) Support Analyst
8 16 (4.32%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 16 (4.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 16 (4.32%) Windows Engineer
9 15 (4.05%) IT Support
10 13 (3.51%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
10 13 (3.51%) Messaging Specialist
11 12 (3.24%) IT Analyst
12 11 (2.97%) Architect
12 11 (2.97%) Desktop Support
12 11 (2.97%) IT Engineer
13 10 (2.70%) Lync Specialist
13 10 (2.70%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.89%) .NET
1 7 (1.89%) ASP.NET
1 7 (1.89%) Middleware
2 2 (0.54%) JSON
3 1 (0.27%) Ajax
3 1 (0.27%) Apache Camel
3 1 (0.27%) Apache CXF
3 1 (0.27%) DOM
3 1 (0.27%) REST
3 1 (0.27%) SOAP
3 1 (0.27%) Spring
3 1 (0.27%) Spring Boot
3 1 (0.27%) Web Services
3 1 (0.27%) WSDL
3 1 (0.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (10.81%) Computer Science
2 38 (10.27%) Clustering
3 33 (8.92%) Data Centre
4 28 (7.57%) PKI
5 24 (6.49%) Replication
6 22 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (4.32%) Management Information System
8 12 (3.24%) Blackberry
9 10 (2.70%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.62%) Client/Server
11 6 (1.62%) Private Cloud
12 5 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (1.08%) CESG
13 4 (1.08%) Fat Client
13 4 (1.08%) Thin Client
14 3 (0.81%) iPad
14 3 (0.81%) PDA
15 2 (0.54%) Cryptography
16 1 (0.27%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 275 (74.32%) Windows
2 140 (37.84%) Windows Server
2 140 (37.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 121 (32.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 89 (24.05%) Windows 7
5 73 (19.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 52 (14.05%) Windows 10
7 44 (11.89%) Windows XP
8 30 (8.11%) Linux
9 22 (5.95%) AIX
10 17 (4.59%) Android
10 17 (4.59%) Apple iOS
11 12 (3.24%) Solaris
12 9 (2.43%) Windows 8
12 9 (2.43%) Windows Mobile
13 8 (2.16%) Unix
14 6 (1.62%) Windows Phone
15 5 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.54%) VMS
17 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (18.92%) ITIL
2 59 (15.95%) Migration
3 39 (10.54%) Change Management
4 31 (8.38%) Software Testing
5 27 (7.30%) Server Virtualisation
6 24 (6.49%) Test Scripting
7 23 (6.22%) Load Balancing
8 21 (5.68%) Application Packaging
9 19 (5.14%) Smoke Testing
10 18 (4.86%) Project Management
10 18 (4.86%) Server Building
11 14 (3.78%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (3.78%) Software Distribution
11 14 (3.78%) Virtual Environments
12 13 (3.51%) Disaster Recovery
13 12 (3.24%) Change Control
13 12 (3.24%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (2.70%) Configuration Management
14 10 (2.70%) Software Delivery
15 8 (2.16%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 117 (31.62%) PowerShell
2 75 (20.27%) SQL
3 20 (5.41%) VBScript
4 10 (2.70%) C#
5 8 (2.16%) Python
6 6 (1.62%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.62%) Jython
7 5 (1.35%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.08%) Perl
9 2 (0.54%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.54%) C
9 2 (0.54%) Java
Qualifications
1 108 (29.19%) Security Cleared
2 85 (22.97%) SC Cleared
3 83 (22.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 59 (15.95%) MCSE
5 46 (12.43%) Degree
6 39 (10.54%) MCTS
7 29 (7.84%) MCSA
8 27 (7.30%) ISTQB
9 22 (5.95%) MCITP
10 19 (5.14%) MCP
11 14 (3.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (2.16%) BPSS Clearance
13 7 (1.89%) CISSP
14 5 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (1.08%) CCNP
15 4 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
15 4 (1.08%) DV Cleared
16 3 (0.81%) CISM
17 2 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 2 (0.54%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.41%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (1.89%) SLA
3 3 (0.81%) COBIT
3 3 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.81%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.27%) QA
System Software
1 65 (17.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 63 (17.03%) Hyper-V
3 26 (7.03%) vSphere
4 21 (5.68%) XenApp
5 16 (4.32%) Microsoft App-V
5 16 (4.32%) VMware ESX
6 15 (4.05%) XenDesktop
7 7 (1.89%) Firmware
8 6 (1.62%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.35%) DFS Replication
9 5 (1.35%) Terminal Services
10 4 (1.08%) Brightmail
10 4 (1.08%) XenServer
11 3 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.54%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 2 (0.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 66 (17.84%) SCCM
2 29 (7.84%) Netcool
3 28 (7.57%) McAfee ePO
4 17 (4.59%) Norton AntiVirus
5 15 (4.05%) SCOM
6 14 (3.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 13 (3.51%) WSUS
8 12 (3.24%) AirWatch
8 12 (3.24%) vRealize
9 11 (2.97%) PowerCLI
10 9 (2.43%) Puppet
11 7 (1.89%) Microsoft Clustering
11 7 (1.89%) SCOrch
11 7 (1.89%) Tivoli
12 6 (1.62%) BladeLogic
12 6 (1.62%) HP Operations Orchestration
13 5 (1.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 5 (1.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 3 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
15 2 (0.54%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 221 (59.73%) Microsoft
2 99 (26.76%) VMware
3 88 (23.78%) Citrix
4 46 (12.43%) HP
5 32 (8.65%) Intel Security
6 29 (7.84%) Cisco
6 29 (7.84%) Veritas
7 27 (7.30%) Symantec
8 22 (5.95%) Dell
9 13 (3.51%) IronPort
10 12 (3.24%) Apple
10 12 (3.24%) CA
11 11 (2.97%) AppSense
11 11 (2.97%) Oracle
12 9 (2.43%) NetApp
13 8 (2.16%) Red Hat
14 7 (1.89%) BMC
14 7 (1.89%) CheckPoint
15 6 (1.62%) IBM
16 5 (1.35%) EMC
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