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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 26 36 27
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -9
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 156 94 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.64% 3.77% 4.27%
As % of the System Software category 68.12% 56.97% 62.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 40 37
Average daily rate
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£260 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £134 £106
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £427 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £275 £287
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 9
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £10.60 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £130.60 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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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
229 165 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 8.29% 6.62% 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 83 62
Average daily rate £323 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.85% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £186 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 14
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £11.20 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.90 £102.80 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.45%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +14 65 £250 -37.50% 10
Renfrewshire +8 37 £323 -0.76% 1
Glasgow -26 25 £243 -8.49% 5
Aberdeen +16 10 £110 -38.88% 3
Fife +6 4 £243 - 2
West Lothian -2 2 £255 -27.14% 2
Inverclyde -2 1 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £93 -
Moray - - - -
Highlands - - - -
Argyll and Bute - - - -
Stirling - - - - 1
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Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

1 230 (72.10%) Windows
2 147 (46.08%) Microsoft
3 108 (33.86%) Security Cleared
4 104 (32.60%) SC Cleared
5 95 (29.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 88 (27.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 79 (24.76%) Windows 7
8 70 (21.94%) Citrix
8 70 (21.94%) MS Office
9 68 (21.32%) VMware
10 65 (20.38%) MS Exchange
11 60 (18.81%) DNS
11 60 (18.81%) SQL
12 56 (17.55%) Windows XP
13 52 (16.30%) SCCM
14 47 (14.73%) Microsoft Certification
15 45 (14.11%) ITIL
16 43 (13.48%) SAN
17 41 (12.85%) VMware Infrastructure
17 41 (12.85%) PowerShell
18 36 (11.29%) HP
19 35 (10.97%) DHCP
19 35 (10.97%) OpenView Configuration Management
20 34 (10.66%) Finance
21 32 (10.03%) Linux
22 30 (9.40%) SharePoint
23 29 (9.09%) MS Excel
24 27 (8.46%) XML
24 27 (8.46%) IIS
24 27 (8.46%) Migration

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 65 (20.38%) MS Exchange
2 30 (9.40%) SharePoint
3 27 (8.46%) IIS
4 25 (7.84%) Lync
5 17 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 15 (4.70%) Exchange Server 2007
7 13 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2003
8 11 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 10 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (2.51%) IBM Notes
11 6 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (1.25%) WebSphere
12 4 (1.25%) CICS
13 2 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.31%) Lotus Domino
14 1 (0.31%) Apache
Applications
1 70 (21.94%) MS Office
2 29 (9.09%) MS Excel
3 12 (3.76%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.57%) assyst
2 4 (1.25%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.31%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 60 (18.81%) DNS
2 43 (13.48%) SAN
3 35 (10.97%) DHCP
4 24 (7.52%) IPsec
5 22 (6.90%) NAS
6 19 (5.96%) X.500
7 18 (5.64%) Firewall
7 18 (5.64%) LAN
8 15 (4.70%) WAN
9 14 (4.39%) LDAP
9 14 (4.39%) TCP/IP
10 13 (4.08%) VLAN
11 12 (3.76%) VPN
12 11 (3.45%) VoIP
12 11 (3.45%) Kerberos
13 6 (1.88%) IPv4
14 5 (1.57%) Network Security
15 4 (1.25%) Intranet
16 3 (0.94%) IP Telephony
16 3 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.88%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (1.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.25%) DB2
4 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (0.63%) MySQL
5 1 (0.31%) EDMS
5 1 (0.31%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 9 (2.82%) MSI
2 2 (0.63%) InstallShield
2 2 (0.63%) AdminStudio
2 2 (0.63%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.31%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.31%) ClearQuest
General
1 34 (10.66%) Finance
2 18 (5.64%) Banking
3 3 (0.94%) German Language
4 1 (0.31%) Italian Language
4 1 (0.31%) Games
Job Titles
1 42 (13.17%) Analyst
2 39 (12.23%) Wintel Engineer
3 31 (9.72%) Desktop Support
4 27 (8.46%) 2nd Line Support
5 25 (7.84%) Support Engineer
5 25 (7.84%) Support Analyst
6 16 (5.02%) Service Analyst
6 16 (5.02%) Service Desk Analyst
7 13 (4.08%) Desktop Engineer
7 13 (4.08%) Administrator
7 13 (4.08%) Technical Support
8 12 (3.76%) Consultant
9 11 (3.45%) Architect
9 11 (3.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 11 (3.45%) Build Engineer
10 10 (3.13%) IT Support
10 10 (3.13%) SharePoint Developer
10 10 (3.13%) Server Engineer
10 10 (3.13%) Integration Engineer
10 10 (3.13%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (8.46%) XML
2 25 (7.84%) Application Packaging
3 16 (5.02%) .NET
4 15 (4.70%) HTML
5 11 (3.45%) ASP.NET
6 10 (3.13%) SOAP
6 10 (3.13%) Web Services
6 10 (3.13%) RESTful
6 10 (3.13%) JSON
7 4 (1.25%) HTML5
7 4 (1.25%) Software Packaging
7 4 (1.25%) Middleware
7 4 (1.25%) CSS
8 2 (0.63%) COM
8 2 (0.63%) X-Windows
8 2 (0.63%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.31%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (0.31%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.46%) Clustering
2 26 (8.15%) Replication
3 13 (4.08%) Blackberry
4 11 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
4 11 (3.45%) Enterprise Storage
5 10 (3.13%) User Experience
6 9 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (2.51%) PKI
8 7 (2.19%) PDA
9 6 (1.88%) Thin Client
9 6 (1.88%) Fat Client
9 6 (1.88%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.57%) Computer Science
11 4 (1.25%) IBM Mainframe
11 4 (1.25%) Mainframe
11 4 (1.25%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.25%) iPhone
12 3 (0.94%) EqualLogic
13 2 (0.63%) iPad
13 2 (0.63%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 230 (72.10%) Windows
2 95 (29.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 88 (27.59%) Windows Server 2003
4 79 (24.76%) Windows 7
5 56 (17.55%) Windows XP
6 32 (10.03%) Linux
7 25 (7.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (4.39%) Windows 8
8 14 (4.39%) Solaris
9 11 (3.45%) UNIX
10 10 (3.13%) Windows 2000
11 9 (2.82%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.57%) AIX
12 5 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (1.25%) Ubuntu
13 4 (1.25%) Windows Vista
13 4 (1.25%) zOS
14 3 (0.94%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.94%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.63%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (14.11%) ITIL
2 27 (8.46%) Migration
3 18 (5.64%) Software Distribution
4 16 (5.02%) Configuration Management
5 13 (4.08%) Service Delivery
5 13 (4.08%) Enterprise Architecture
6 12 (3.76%) Unit Testing
7 11 (3.45%) High Availability
7 11 (3.45%) Mentoring
8 9 (2.82%) Coaching
9 7 (2.19%) Change Management
9 7 (2.19%) Validation
9 7 (2.19%) Data Management
10 6 (1.88%) Project Management
10 6 (1.88%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (1.57%) Incident Management
12 4 (1.25%) Kalman Filter
12 4 (1.25%) Identity Management
12 4 (1.25%) Service Management
12 4 (1.25%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 60 (18.81%) SQL
2 41 (12.85%) PowerShell
3 25 (7.84%) VBScript
4 11 (3.45%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.19%) VB
6 3 (0.94%) Tcl
7 2 (0.63%) REXX
8 1 (0.31%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.31%) Python
8 1 (0.31%) Perl
8 1 (0.31%) C#
8 1 (0.31%) C++
8 1 (0.31%) Java
Qualifications
1 108 (33.86%) Security Cleared
2 104 (32.60%) SC Cleared
3 47 (14.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (6.90%) MCP
5 16 (5.02%) MCTS
6 14 (4.39%) Degree
7 12 (3.76%) MCITP
7 12 (3.76%) MCSE
8 9 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (2.51%) MCSA
10 4 (1.25%) CCNA
10 4 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.94%) MCDST
12 2 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (0.31%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.31%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.70%) QA
2 11 (3.45%) SLA
3 4 (1.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 41 (12.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (7.84%) Microsoft App-V
3 12 (3.76%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (2.82%) vSphere
4 9 (2.82%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.82%) XenApp
5 7 (2.19%) Terminal Services
6 5 (1.57%) VMware ESX
7 4 (1.25%) SRDF
7 4 (1.25%) DFS Replication
8 3 (0.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (0.94%) VMware Server
8 3 (0.94%) MetaFrame
9 2 (0.63%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.31%) Samba
10 1 (0.31%) NFS
10 1 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.31%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 52 (16.30%) SCCM
2 35 (10.97%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 17 (5.33%) Netcool
4 15 (4.70%) Tivoli
5 12 (3.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 8 (2.51%) WSUS
7 7 (2.19%) SCOM
8 6 (1.88%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (1.88%) MIIS
9 4 (1.25%) SCSM
10 2 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.63%) DameWare
10 2 (0.63%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.31%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.31%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 147 (46.08%) Microsoft
2 70 (21.94%) Citrix
3 68 (21.32%) VMware
4 36 (11.29%) HP
5 26 (8.15%) Altiris
6 18 (5.64%) Veritas
7 16 (5.02%) Dell
8 14 (4.39%) Cisco
9 13 (4.08%) Symantec
10 12 (3.76%) EMC
11 9 (2.82%) IBM
11 9 (2.82%) Lotus
12 7 (2.19%) Fortinet
12 7 (2.19%) Oracle
13 6 (1.88%) Polycom
14 5 (1.57%) ServiceNow
14 5 (1.57%) CA
14 5 (1.57%) CommVault
14 5 (1.57%) NetApp
14 5 (1.57%) LANDesk
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