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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
UK / Scotland
Rank 26 28 32
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 100 148 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.71% 5.71% 5.18%
As % of the System Software category 56.82% 53.82% 65.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 73 75
Median daily rate £325 £343 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.10% +7.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £200 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 4
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.71 £16.10 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £16.90 £16.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%

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
176 275 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 10.05% 10.62% 7.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 129 111
Median daily rate £375 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £247 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 5
Median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.89 £16.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.90 £16.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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
Glasgow +5 42 £249 -11.07% 4
Edinburgh -4 37 £375 - 3
Renfrewshire -7 9 £410 +5.12% 1
Fife - 3 £100 -
Aberdeen - 2 - -
Moray - 1 £100 -
Perth and Kinross - 1 - - 1
Active Directory
UK

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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.

1 243 (71.26%) Windows
2 195 (57.18%) Microsoft
3 122 (35.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 120 (35.19%) Windows Server
5 109 (31.96%) PowerShell
6 105 (30.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 103 (30.21%) DNS
8 97 (28.45%) VMware
8 97 (28.45%) Security Cleared
9 91 (26.69%) Windows 7
10 80 (23.46%) SC Cleared
11 78 (22.87%) MS Exchange
12 77 (22.58%) DHCP
13 75 (21.99%) MS Excel
14 72 (21.11%) Citrix
15 69 (20.23%) Microsoft Certification
16 68 (19.94%) SCCM
16 68 (19.94%) Office 365
17 66 (19.35%) SQL
18 63 (18.48%) Windows 10
19 62 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
20 61 (17.89%) Windows Server 2003
21 57 (16.72%) SQL Server
21 57 (16.72%) Migration
22 56 (16.42%) ITIL
23 51 (14.96%) Exchange Server 2010
24 47 (13.78%) SharePoint
25 46 (13.49%) MCSE
26 44 (12.90%) MS Office
27 42 (12.32%) Degree

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 78 (22.87%) MS Exchange
2 51 (14.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 47 (13.78%) SharePoint
4 37 (10.85%) Skype for Business
5 29 (8.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 25 (7.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 24 (7.04%) OpenStack
8 11 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (2.64%) IIS
10 8 (2.35%) Office Communications Server
11 6 (1.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.29%) CMS
12 1 (0.29%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 75 (21.99%) MS Excel
2 44 (12.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.88%) assyst
2 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 68 (19.94%) Office 365
2 29 (8.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.05%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (1.17%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.59%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.59%) SaaS
6 1 (0.29%) IaaS
6 1 (0.29%) PaaS
6 1 (0.29%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 103 (30.21%) DNS
2 77 (22.58%) DHCP
3 41 (12.02%) Firewall
4 36 (10.56%) SAN
5 34 (9.97%) Skype
6 25 (7.33%) LDAP
7 23 (6.74%) WAN
8 22 (6.45%) Kerberos
9 20 (5.87%) TCP/IP
10 19 (5.57%) Internet
11 18 (5.28%) LAN
11 18 (5.28%) X.500
12 16 (4.69%) NAS
13 15 (4.40%) SSL
14 14 (4.11%) HTTP
14 14 (4.11%) HTTPS
15 12 (3.52%) Intranet
16 11 (3.23%) VSAN
17 9 (2.64%) VPN
18 8 (2.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (16.72%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.29%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.29%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 14 (4.11%) StarTeam
2 8 (2.35%) MSI
3 2 (0.59%) TestDirector
3 2 (0.59%) WinDbg
4 1 (0.29%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.29%) InstallShield
General
1 36 (10.56%) Finance
2 9 (2.64%) Publishing
3 8 (2.35%) Law
4 3 (0.88%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.29%) Banking
5 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 65 (19.06%) Analyst
2 30 (8.80%) Active Directory Engineer
3 26 (7.62%) Support Engineer
4 21 (6.16%) 2nd Line Support
4 21 (6.16%) Consultant
5 18 (5.28%) Architect
5 18 (5.28%) Windows Engineer
6 17 (4.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 15 (4.40%) Support Analyst
8 14 (4.11%) IT Support
9 12 (3.52%) IT Engineer
10 11 (3.23%) Messaging Specialist
10 11 (3.23%) Security Engineer
11 10 (2.93%) 3rd Line Support
11 10 (2.93%) IT Analyst
11 10 (2.93%) Lync Specialist
11 10 (2.93%) Service Analyst
11 10 (2.93%) Service Desk Analyst
11 10 (2.93%) Test Analyst
12 9 (2.64%) Office 365 Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.05%) .NET
1 7 (2.05%) ASP.NET
2 6 (1.76%) Middleware
3 1 (0.29%) JSON
3 1 (0.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (10.85%) Computer Science
2 36 (10.56%) Data Centre
3 28 (8.21%) Replication
4 24 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (7.04%) Clustering
5 23 (6.74%) PKI
6 16 (4.69%) Management Information System
7 10 (2.93%) Blackberry
8 8 (2.35%) Mobile App
9 7 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (1.17%) Fat Client
11 4 (1.17%) Thin Client
12 3 (0.88%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.59%) iPad
13 2 (0.59%) PDA
13 2 (0.59%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 1 (0.29%) EMC VNX
14 1 (0.29%) Private Cloud
14 1 (0.29%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 243 (71.26%) Windows
2 122 (35.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 120 (35.19%) Windows Server
4 105 (30.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 91 (26.69%) Windows 7
6 63 (18.48%) Windows 10
7 61 (17.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 37 (10.85%) Windows XP
9 33 (9.68%) Linux
10 14 (4.11%) AIX
11 12 (3.52%) Android
12 11 (3.23%) Apple iOS
12 11 (3.23%) Windows 8
13 10 (2.93%) Solaris
14 8 (2.35%) Windows Mobile
15 4 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.88%) Unix
17 2 (0.59%) Mac OS
18 1 (0.29%) CentOS
18 1 (0.29%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (16.72%) Migration
2 56 (16.42%) ITIL
3 25 (7.33%) Change Management
4 21 (6.16%) Software Distribution
5 20 (5.87%) Load Balancing
5 20 (5.87%) Server Virtualisation
6 18 (5.28%) Configuration Management
6 18 (5.28%) Server Building
6 18 (5.28%) Software Testing
7 16 (4.69%) Application Packaging
7 16 (4.69%) Disaster Recovery
7 16 (4.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (4.40%) Test Scripting
9 14 (4.11%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (3.81%) Change Control
10 13 (3.81%) Project Management
10 13 (3.81%) Service Management
10 13 (3.81%) Virtual Environments
11 12 (3.52%) Smoke Testing
12 10 (2.93%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 109 (31.96%) PowerShell
2 66 (19.35%) SQL
3 13 (3.81%) VBScript
4 12 (3.52%) C#
5 9 (2.64%) Python
6 8 (2.35%) REXX
6 8 (2.35%) Tcl
6 8 (2.35%) VB
7 6 (1.76%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.76%) Jython
8 5 (1.47%) Perl
8 5 (1.47%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.59%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.59%) C
9 2 (0.59%) Java
Qualifications
1 97 (28.45%) Security Cleared
2 80 (23.46%) SC Cleared
3 69 (20.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 46 (13.49%) MCSE
5 42 (12.32%) Degree
6 31 (9.09%) MCTS
7 20 (5.87%) MCP
7 20 (5.87%) MCSA
8 16 (4.69%) ISTQB
9 14 (4.11%) MCITP
9 14 (4.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (2.35%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.88%) CISSP
13 2 (0.59%) CCNP
13 2 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.59%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.59%) ISEB
13 2 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.59%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.99%) Disclosure Scotland
2 9 (2.64%) SLA
System Software
1 62 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (12.02%) Hyper-V
3 28 (8.21%) XenApp
4 27 (7.92%) vSphere
5 23 (6.74%) Microsoft App-V
6 20 (5.87%) XenDesktop
7 19 (5.57%) VMware ESX
8 7 (2.05%) Firmware
8 7 (2.05%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (1.47%) DFS Replication
10 5 (1.47%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (1.17%) XenServer
12 3 (0.88%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.88%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.59%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.59%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
14 1 (0.29%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 68 (19.94%) SCCM
2 22 (6.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 21 (6.16%) Netcool
4 17 (4.99%) McAfee ePO
5 14 (4.11%) Norton AntiVirus
6 13 (3.81%) vRealize
7 11 (3.23%) PowerCLI
8 9 (2.64%) SCOM
9 8 (2.35%) Puppet
10 7 (2.05%) AirWatch
10 7 (2.05%) SCOrch
10 7 (2.05%) Tivoli
11 6 (1.76%) BladeLogic
11 6 (1.76%) HP Operations Orchestration
12 5 (1.47%) WSUS
13 4 (1.17%) Microsoft Intune
14 3 (0.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 3 (0.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 2 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
15 2 (0.59%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 195 (57.18%) Microsoft
2 97 (28.45%) VMware
3 72 (21.11%) Citrix
4 40 (11.73%) HP
5 28 (8.21%) Cisco
6 23 (6.74%) Dell
7 22 (6.45%) Symantec
8 21 (6.16%) Veritas
9 18 (5.28%) Intel Security
10 11 (3.23%) CA
11 9 (2.64%) NetApp
12 8 (2.35%) IBM
12 8 (2.35%) IronPort
13 7 (2.05%) AppSense
14 6 (1.76%) BMC
14 6 (1.76%) CheckPoint
14 6 (1.76%) Red Hat
15 5 (1.47%) Apple
15 5 (1.47%) Avaya
15 5 (1.47%) Mitel
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