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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 29 30 25
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 139 154 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.46% 5.67% 5.94%
As % of the System Software category 55.60% 66.38% 57.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 75 40
Average daily rate £317 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £108 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £395 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 16
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £11.40 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £16.60 £29.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -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
250 232 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.81% 8.54% 10.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 115 80
Average daily rate £343 £347 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.43% -0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £183 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 17
Average hourly rate £15.25 £12.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.08% -29.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.25 £15.90 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 12 February 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
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 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +7 50 £350 +33.33% 14
Renfrewshire -4 37 £330 -5.03% 2
Glasgow +2 33 £275 -15.38% 9
West Lothian +1 4 £225 -
North Lanarkshire - 4 £125 - 1
Stirling +5 1 - -
Scottish Borders 0 1 £105 -10.63%
Inverclyde -3 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £200 -
Highlands - 1 - -
Active Directory
UK

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 228 (76.00%) Windows
2 187 (62.33%) Microsoft
3 132 (44.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 117 (39.00%) Windows 7
5 111 (37.00%) Windows Server
6 108 (36.00%) VMware
7 104 (34.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 94 (31.33%) Security Cleared
9 92 (30.67%) Citrix
10 87 (29.00%) DNS
11 78 (26.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 76 (25.33%) MS Exchange
13 69 (23.00%) SQL
13 69 (23.00%) SC Cleared
14 67 (22.33%) Hyper-V
15 66 (22.00%) MCSE
16 63 (21.00%) Windows Server 2012
17 61 (20.33%) ITIL
17 61 (20.33%) Windows XP
18 60 (20.00%) MCTS
19 59 (19.67%) Clustering
20 57 (19.00%) MCSA
21 55 (18.33%) VMware Infrastructure
21 55 (18.33%) PowerShell
22 54 (18.00%) VMware ESX
23 53 (17.67%) Software Testing
24 50 (16.67%) SCCM
25 47 (15.67%) Change Management
26 46 (15.33%) WinRunner
26 46 (15.33%) HP UFT

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 76 (25.33%) MS Exchange
2 30 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (8.33%) Skype for Business
4 18 (6.00%) SharePoint
5 11 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (3.00%) OpenStack
7 7 (2.33%) Live Communications Server
7 7 (2.33%) Office Communications Server
8 4 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (1.33%) IIS
9 3 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.67%) Apache
11 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.33%) GroupWise
11 1 (0.33%) MQSeries
Applications
1 42 (14.00%) MS Excel
2 24 (8.00%) MS Office
3 4 (1.33%) MS Project
4 2 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.33%) assyst
2 2 (0.67%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.67%) TIBCO iProcess
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.00%) Office 365
2 2 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 87 (29.00%) DNS
2 45 (15.00%) LDAP
3 41 (13.67%) DHCP
4 28 (9.33%) SAN
5 25 (8.33%) Kerberos
6 23 (7.67%) X.500
7 16 (5.33%) WAN
8 14 (4.67%) TCP/IP
9 12 (4.00%) Firewall
10 8 (2.67%) LAN
10 8 (2.67%) VPN
11 7 (2.33%) iSCSI
11 7 (2.33%) NetScaler
12 6 (2.00%) HTTP
12 6 (2.00%) Skype
13 5 (1.67%) HTTPS
13 5 (1.67%) NAS
14 3 (1.00%) Broadband
14 3 (1.00%) Wireshark
15 2 (0.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (14.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.67%) DB2
2 2 (0.67%) Informix
2 2 (0.67%) MongoDB
2 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (0.67%) Spotfire
3 1 (0.33%) Ingres
3 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 46 (15.33%) HP UFT
1 46 (15.33%) WinRunner
2 45 (15.00%) TestDirector
3 3 (1.00%) Fiddler
4 2 (0.67%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.33%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.33%) Boxen
General
1 41 (13.67%) Finance
2 8 (2.67%) Banking
2 8 (2.67%) Law
3 4 (1.33%) Financial Institution
4 2 (0.67%) Back Office
4 2 (0.67%) Front Office
4 2 (0.67%) Investment Banking
4 2 (0.67%) Norwegian Language
4 2 (0.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.33%) German Language
5 1 (0.33%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.33%) Military
5 1 (0.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 72 (24.00%) Analyst
2 41 (13.67%) Active Directory Engineer
3 38 (12.67%) Test Analyst
4 32 (10.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 26 (8.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 26 (8.67%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
6 24 (8.00%) Support Engineer
7 20 (6.67%) Consultant
8 17 (5.67%) Desktop Support
8 17 (5.67%) Support Analyst
9 16 (5.33%) IT Support
10 13 (4.33%) Messaging Engineer
11 12 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
12 11 (3.67%) 2nd Line Support
12 11 (3.67%) Desktop Analyst
12 11 (3.67%) IT Engineer
12 11 (3.67%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
13 10 (3.33%) Administrator
13 10 (3.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
13 10 (3.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.00%) CSS
1 9 (3.00%) HTML
2 4 (1.33%) .NET
2 4 (1.33%) Middleware
3 3 (1.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.67%) HTML5
4 2 (0.67%) LAMP
4 2 (0.67%) TIBCO EMS
4 2 (0.67%) Web Services
4 2 (0.67%) XML
5 1 (0.33%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.33%) CSS3
5 1 (0.33%) JSON
5 1 (0.33%) OAuth
5 1 (0.33%) REST
5 1 (0.33%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 59 (19.67%) Clustering
2 42 (14.00%) PDA
3 31 (10.33%) PKI
4 29 (9.67%) Data Centre
5 27 (9.00%) Replication
6 25 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (5.00%) Blackberry
8 8 (2.67%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (1.67%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.67%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.33%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.33%) Hedge funds
10 4 (1.33%) PMI
11 3 (1.00%) Fat Client
11 3 (1.00%) Thin Client
12 2 (0.67%) Animation
12 2 (0.67%) CMDB
12 2 (0.67%) iSeries
12 2 (0.67%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 228 (76.00%) Windows
2 132 (44.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 117 (39.00%) Windows 7
4 111 (37.00%) Windows Server
5 78 (26.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 63 (21.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 61 (20.33%) Windows XP
8 40 (13.33%) AIX
9 16 (5.33%) Linux
10 13 (4.33%) Unix
11 9 (3.00%) Windows 10
12 8 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (2.00%) Windows 8
14 4 (1.33%) Solaris
15 2 (0.67%) CentOS
15 2 (0.67%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.67%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.67%) Mac OS X Server
15 2 (0.67%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (20.33%) ITIL
2 53 (17.67%) Software Testing
3 47 (15.67%) Change Management
4 46 (15.33%) Test Automation
5 38 (12.67%) Test Scripting
6 28 (9.33%) Migration
7 13 (4.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (3.67%) Application Packaging
8 11 (3.67%) Service Management
9 8 (2.67%) Load Balancing
9 8 (2.67%) Project Management
9 8 (2.67%) Risk Management
9 8 (2.67%) Service Delivery
10 7 (2.33%) Identity Access Management
10 7 (2.33%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (2.33%) Validation
11 6 (2.00%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (2.00%) Business Continuity
11 6 (2.00%) Incident Management
11 6 (2.00%) Records Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (23.00%) SQL
2 55 (18.33%) PowerShell
3 12 (4.00%) JavaScript
4 10 (3.33%) VBScript
5 5 (1.67%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.33%) Python
7 3 (1.00%) C#
7 3 (1.00%) Perl
8 2 (0.67%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.67%) C-shell
8 2 (0.67%) Java
8 2 (0.67%) Jython
8 2 (0.67%) Korn
9 1 (0.33%) Ruby
9 1 (0.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 104 (34.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 94 (31.33%) Security Cleared
3 69 (23.00%) SC Cleared
4 66 (22.00%) MCSE
5 60 (20.00%) MCTS
6 57 (19.00%) MCSA
7 44 (14.67%) MCITP
8 37 (12.33%) ISTQB
9 26 (8.67%) MCP
10 9 (3.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (2.67%) Degree
12 7 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (1.33%) PMI Certification
14 3 (1.00%) DV Cleared
14 3 (1.00%) ISEB
15 2 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 2 (0.67%) MCDST
15 2 (0.67%) OCP
15 2 (0.67%) Oracle Certification
16 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (1.67%) SLA
3 3 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.33%) QA
System Software
1 67 (22.33%) Hyper-V
2 55 (18.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (18.00%) VMware ESX
4 24 (8.00%) XenApp
5 18 (6.00%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (5.67%) XenDesktop
7 13 (4.33%) vSphere
8 7 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (1.67%) RACF
10 4 (1.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (1.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (1.33%) Samba
11 3 (1.00%) Terminal Services
11 3 (1.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.67%) Firmware
12 2 (0.67%) NFS
12 2 (0.67%) Veritas File System
12 2 (0.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 1 (0.33%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.33%) Novell eDirectory
Systems Management
1 50 (16.67%) SCCM
2 44 (14.67%) HP Quality Center
3 40 (13.33%) McAfee ePO
3 40 (13.33%) Netcool
4 24 (8.00%) SCOM
5 15 (5.00%) WSUS
6 9 (3.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 5 (1.67%) CA Single Sign-On
8 4 (1.33%) Puppet
9 3 (1.00%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.67%) BladeLogic
10 2 (0.67%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.67%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 2 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.33%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.33%) Dollar Universe
11 1 (0.33%) Nagios
11 1 (0.33%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.33%) TADDM
Vendors
1 187 (62.33%) Microsoft
2 108 (36.00%) VMware
3 92 (30.67%) Citrix
4 43 (14.33%) Veritas
5 42 (14.00%) Intel Security
6 30 (10.00%) HP
7 24 (8.00%) Cisco
8 12 (4.00%) Symantec
9 10 (3.33%) CA
10 9 (3.00%) AppSense
11 7 (2.33%) Oracle
12 5 (1.67%) EMC
12 5 (1.67%) Red Hat
13 3 (1.00%) Dell
13 3 (1.00%) SAP
13 3 (1.00%) SolarWinds
14 2 (0.67%) Atlassian
14 2 (0.67%) F5
14 2 (0.67%) Imperva
14 2 (0.67%) ServiceNow
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