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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 12 25 26
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 309 171 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 10.53% 5.84% 6.21%
As % of the System Software category 58.75% 66.02% 60.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 78 73
Median daily rate £315 £303 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.13% +15.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £115 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 11
Median hourly rate £36.00 £15.25 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+136.06% +22.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.14 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.60 £31.50 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
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
526 259 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.92% 8.85% 10.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 116 111
Median daily rate £330 £320 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £115 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £450 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 16 19
Median hourly rate £37.25 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.85% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.04 £11.80 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £110.00 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.83 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+12.92% +6.82%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -1 140 £321 -23.79%
Edinburgh -4 72 £350 +20.68% 11
Glasgow +23 54 £236 -23.79% 10
Dundee +5 3 £135 -46.00%
Scottish Borders -1 3 £275 +139.13%
West Lothian -2 3 £310 +20.38% 1
Lanarkshire +1 2 £108 +7.50%
Aberdeen -7 2 £118 -48.91% 1
Highlands +5 1 - -
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
South Ayrshire - 1 - -
Midlothian - 1 £225 -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £190 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £120 -
Active Directory
UK

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 357 (78.46%) Windows
2 260 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 209 (45.93%) Windows Server
4 194 (42.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 160 (35.16%) PowerShell
5 160 (35.16%) Security Cleared
6 154 (33.85%) DNS
7 151 (33.19%) VMware
8 145 (31.87%) Citrix
9 139 (30.55%) Windows Server 2012
10 138 (30.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 121 (26.59%) MS Exchange
12 120 (26.37%) SC Cleared
13 118 (25.93%) SQL
13 118 (25.93%) SQL Server
14 110 (24.18%) Windows Server 2003
15 100 (21.98%) ITIL
16 98 (21.54%) VMware Infrastructure
17 96 (21.10%) Windows 7
18 93 (20.44%) MS Excel
19 91 (20.00%) DHCP
20 86 (18.90%) Hyper-V
21 82 (18.02%) Clustering
22 76 (16.70%) MCSE
23 74 (16.26%) HP
24 70 (15.38%) SCCM
25 68 (14.95%) Exchange Server 2010
26 67 (14.73%) Migration
27 63 (13.85%) Office 365
28 58 (12.75%) Skype for Business

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
1 121 (26.59%) MS Exchange
2 68 (14.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 58 (12.75%) Skype for Business
4 55 (12.09%) SharePoint
5 54 (11.87%) Exchange Server 2013
6 51 (11.21%) Exchange Server 2007
7 47 (10.33%) OpenStack
8 34 (7.47%) Exchange Server 2003
9 27 (5.93%) Office Communications Server
10 14 (3.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 7 (1.54%) Live Communications Server
12 5 (1.10%) IIS
13 4 (0.88%) Apache
14 3 (0.66%) lighttpd
14 3 (0.66%) nginx
15 1 (0.22%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 93 (20.44%) MS Excel
2 39 (8.57%) MS Office
3 9 (1.98%) MS Project
4 2 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.54%) assyst
2 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.22%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 63 (13.85%) Office 365
2 21 (4.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.22%) Bluemix
4 1 (0.22%) HP Helion
4 1 (0.22%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.22%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 154 (33.85%) DNS
2 91 (20.00%) DHCP
3 58 (12.75%) SAN
4 50 (10.99%) Firewall
5 47 (10.33%) LDAP
6 37 (8.13%) Skype
7 35 (7.69%) Kerberos
8 25 (5.49%) WAN
9 24 (5.27%) TCP/IP
10 21 (4.62%) LAN
11 18 (3.96%) NetScaler
11 18 (3.96%) X.500
12 14 (3.08%) SNMP
12 14 (3.08%) VPN
13 12 (2.64%) HTTP
13 12 (2.64%) SSL
14 10 (2.20%) SMTP
15 9 (1.98%) NAS
16 7 (1.54%) HTTPS
16 7 (1.54%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (25.93%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.32%) MySQL
8 5 (1.10%) Informix
8 5 (1.10%) MongoDB
8 5 (1.10%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.44%) DB2
10 1 (0.22%) Ingres
10 1 (0.22%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 35 (7.69%) HP UFT
1 35 (7.69%) WinRunner
2 34 (7.47%) TestDirector
3 2 (0.44%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.22%) MSI
General
1 54 (11.87%) Finance
2 20 (4.40%) Financial Institution
3 16 (3.52%) Banking
4 12 (2.64%) Law
5 3 (0.66%) Front Office
5 3 (0.66%) Investment Banking
5 3 (0.66%) Retail
5 3 (0.66%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.44%) Back Office
6 2 (0.44%) German Language
6 2 (0.44%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.22%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.22%) Publishing
7 1 (0.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 57 (12.53%) Analyst
2 56 (12.31%) Active Directory Engineer
3 40 (8.79%) Consultant
4 28 (6.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 28 (6.15%) Support Engineer
5 26 (5.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 26 (5.71%) Test Analyst
6 23 (5.05%) Administrator
7 22 (4.84%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
8 21 (4.62%) Security Consultant
8 21 (4.62%) Virtualisation Engineer
9 20 (4.40%) Messaging Engineer
10 19 (4.18%) Wintel Engineer
11 18 (3.96%) Architect
12 17 (3.74%) 2nd Line Support
12 17 (3.74%) IT Support
13 13 (2.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 13 (2.86%) 3rd Line Support
13 13 (2.86%) Windows Engineer
14 12 (2.64%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.30%) HTML
2 13 (2.86%) CSS
3 11 (2.42%) Middleware
4 8 (1.76%) XML
5 6 (1.32%) OAuth
5 6 (1.32%) Web Services
6 4 (0.88%) Django
6 4 (0.88%) LAMP
6 4 (0.88%) Laravel
6 4 (0.88%) Regular Expression
7 3 (0.66%) LAPP Stack
7 3 (0.66%) LEMP Stack
8 1 (0.22%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 82 (18.02%) Clustering
2 55 (12.09%) Data Centre
3 44 (9.67%) PKI
4 33 (7.25%) Computer Science
5 30 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (6.59%) Replication
6 27 (5.93%) PDA
7 18 (3.96%) Hedge funds
8 17 (3.74%) Hybrid Cloud
9 15 (3.30%) Blackberry
10 11 (2.42%) Mainframe
10 11 (2.42%) Private Cloud
11 10 (2.20%) Client/Server
12 7 (1.54%) Public Cloud
13 6 (1.32%) Driving Licence
13 6 (1.32%) Enterprise Storage
14 5 (1.10%) Cryptography
14 5 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
15 4 (0.88%) Fat Client
15 4 (0.88%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 357 (78.46%) Windows
2 209 (45.93%) Windows Server
3 194 (42.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 139 (30.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 110 (24.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 96 (21.10%) Windows 7
7 52 (11.43%) Windows XP
8 38 (8.35%) Linux
9 32 (7.03%) AIX
10 29 (6.37%) Unix
11 13 (2.86%) Solaris
12 12 (2.64%) Windows 10
13 10 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (1.32%) Android
15 5 (1.10%) Debian
15 5 (1.10%) SUSE
16 4 (0.88%) Windows 2000
16 4 (0.88%) Windows 8
17 3 (0.66%) Apple iOS
17 3 (0.66%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (21.98%) ITIL
2 67 (14.73%) Migration
3 40 (8.79%) Software Testing
4 39 (8.57%) Change Management
5 37 (8.13%) Load Balancing
6 35 (7.69%) Test Automation
7 29 (6.37%) Test Scripting
8 23 (5.05%) Application Packaging
9 22 (4.84%) Identity Access Management
10 14 (3.08%) High Availability
10 14 (3.08%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
11 13 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
12 12 (2.64%) Incident Management
12 12 (2.64%) Risk Management
12 12 (2.64%) Service Delivery
13 11 (2.42%) Conflict Management
13 11 (2.42%) Mentoring
13 11 (2.42%) Service Management
14 10 (2.20%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 160 (35.16%) PowerShell
2 118 (25.93%) SQL
3 40 (8.79%) VBScript
4 20 (4.40%) JavaScript
5 13 (2.86%) Python
6 12 (2.64%) Perl
7 8 (1.76%) T-SQL
8 7 (1.54%) Jython
9 6 (1.32%) Bash Shell
9 6 (1.32%) Java
9 6 (1.32%) PHP
9 6 (1.32%) Ruby
9 6 (1.32%) VBA
10 3 (0.66%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.22%) C
Qualifications
1 160 (35.16%) Security Cleared
2 138 (30.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 120 (26.37%) SC Cleared
4 76 (16.70%) MCSE
5 57 (12.53%) MCSA
6 56 (12.31%) MCTS
7 43 (9.45%) Degree
8 41 (9.01%) MCITP
9 34 (7.47%) MCP
10 28 (6.15%) ISTQB
11 19 (4.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 14 (3.08%) DV Cleared
13 11 (2.42%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (1.32%) CISSP
15 4 (0.88%) PMI Certification
16 3 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
17 2 (0.44%) CCA
17 2 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
17 2 (0.44%) CISM
17 2 (0.44%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.84%) Disclosure Scotland
2 21 (4.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.54%) SLA
4 3 (0.66%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.44%) COBIT
5 2 (0.44%) QA
6 1 (0.22%) JSP 440
System Software
1 98 (21.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 86 (18.90%) Hyper-V
3 49 (10.77%) XenApp
4 48 (10.55%) VMware ESX
5 26 (5.71%) XenDesktop
6 24 (5.27%) vSphere
7 22 (4.84%) RACF
8 20 (4.40%) Terminal Services
9 17 (3.74%) DFS Replication
10 16 (3.52%) Microsoft App-V
11 13 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
12 11 (2.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 10 (2.20%) Veritas File System
14 8 (1.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 5 (1.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 5 (1.10%) Firmware
15 5 (1.10%) UAG
16 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 4 (0.88%) Squid
17 3 (0.66%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 70 (15.38%) SCCM
2 34 (7.47%) McAfee ePO
3 33 (7.25%) HP Quality Center
4 31 (6.81%) Netcool
5 29 (6.37%) SCOM
6 27 (5.93%) WSUS
7 21 (4.62%) CA Single Sign-On
8 16 (3.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 10 (2.20%) SCOrch
9 10 (2.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 9 (1.98%) Nagios
11 7 (1.54%) BladeLogic
11 7 (1.54%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 7 (1.54%) Puppet
12 6 (1.32%) SCVMM
12 6 (1.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 6 (1.32%) TADDM
13 5 (1.10%) AirWatch
13 5 (1.10%) CA Spectrum
13 5 (1.10%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 260 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 151 (33.19%) VMware
3 145 (31.87%) Citrix
4 74 (16.26%) HP
5 43 (9.45%) Veritas
6 40 (8.79%) Intel Security
7 34 (7.47%) CA
8 29 (6.37%) Cisco
9 20 (4.40%) AppSense
9 20 (4.40%) IronPort
9 20 (4.40%) Symantec
10 19 (4.18%) Red Hat
11 14 (3.08%) Oracle
12 8 (1.76%) Altiris
12 8 (1.76%) Dell
13 7 (1.54%) BMC
13 7 (1.54%) CheckPoint
14 6 (1.32%) Cyber-Ark
14 6 (1.32%) SolarWinds
15 5 (1.10%) Lumension
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