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 27 April 2015 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 26 35 33
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 165 122 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.52% 4.64% 4.46%
As % of the System Software category 65.48% 50.41% 56.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 37 45
Average daily rate
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£230 £276 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.74% +22.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £107 £118 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £431 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £265
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 8
Average hourly rate £14.25 £15.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.06% +8.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.60 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £29.17 £20.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
252 242 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 8.43% 9.21% 7.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 89 75
Average daily rate £320 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £123 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £444 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 8
Average hourly rate £29.09 £15.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.64% +8.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £110.00 £29.24 £20.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +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 27 April 2015.

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 April 2015.

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 27 April 2015. 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 +19 64 £225 +80.00% 11
Glasgow +16 37 £266 -29.00% 4
Renfrewshire +4 21 £384 +13.64%
Aberdeen -3 10 £183 +58.69% 2
West Lothian -1 8 £258 +110.20% 1
Scottish Borders 0 5 £195 +59.18%
Fife - 4 £100 - 1
Highlands -3 3 £105 - 1
North Lanarkshire -4 3 £180 -10.55%
Lanarkshire 0 2 £103 -14.58%
Strathclyde - 1 £325 -
Active Directory
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Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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.

1 180 (62.07%) Windows
2 120 (41.38%) Microsoft
3 87 (30.00%) SQL
4 80 (27.59%) Citrix
5 79 (27.24%) VMware
6 74 (25.52%) Security Cleared
7 66 (22.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 65 (22.41%) SC Cleared
9 62 (21.38%) Windows 7
10 55 (18.97%) MS Exchange
11 49 (16.90%) Microsoft Certification
12 48 (16.55%) SCCM
13 46 (15.86%) Windows Server 2003
13 46 (15.86%) ITIL
14 45 (15.52%) SAN
15 44 (15.17%) DNS
16 43 (14.83%) VMware Infrastructure
16 43 (14.83%) Windows Server 2012
17 42 (14.48%) Linux
18 41 (14.14%) MS Office
18 41 (14.14%) IPsec
19 40 (13.79%) MS Excel
19 40 (13.79%) HP
19 40 (13.79%) Configuration Management
20 36 (12.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
21 34 (11.72%) Cisco
22 30 (10.34%) Windows XP
22 30 (10.34%) Degree
23 29 (10.00%) NAS
23 29 (10.00%) DHCP

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 55 (18.97%) MS Exchange
2 21 (7.24%) SharePoint
3 18 (6.21%) Lync
4 17 (5.86%) IIS
5 13 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (2.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (1.38%) JBoss
10 3 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (1.03%) WorkSite
11 2 (0.69%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.69%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.69%) Lotus Domino
11 2 (0.69%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.34%) LiveLink
12 1 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 41 (14.14%) MS Office
2 40 (13.79%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.03%) MS Project
4 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.03%) assyst
2 1 (0.34%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.07%) Office 365
2 1 (0.34%) IaaS
2 1 (0.34%) SaaS
2 1 (0.34%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (15.52%) SAN
2 44 (15.17%) DNS
3 41 (14.14%) IPsec
4 29 (10.00%) NAS
4 29 (10.00%) DHCP
5 23 (7.93%) LAN
6 22 (7.59%) Firewall
7 19 (6.55%) LDAP
8 13 (4.48%) WAN
9 12 (4.14%) Cisco ASA
10 11 (3.79%) VPN
11 10 (3.45%) Ethernet
12 9 (3.10%) TCP/IP
13 8 (2.76%) Cisco IOS
14 6 (2.07%) X.500
14 6 (2.07%) Internet
14 6 (2.07%) Kerberos
15 5 (1.72%) VoIP
15 5 (1.72%) iSCSI
15 5 (1.72%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.03%) EDRMS
3 2 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (1.72%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.38%) MSI
2 4 (1.38%) AdminStudio
3 2 (0.69%) Fiddler
3 2 (0.69%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.69%) Ant
3 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.34%) WinRunner
4 1 (0.34%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.34%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 25 (8.62%) Finance
2 10 (3.45%) Banking
3 4 (1.38%) Law
3 4 (1.38%) Legal
4 1 (0.34%) Retail
4 1 (0.34%) French Language
Job Titles
1 53 (18.28%) Analyst
2 30 (10.34%) Support Analyst
2 30 (10.34%) Wintel Engineer
3 24 (8.28%) Integration Engineer
4 23 (7.93%) Support Engineer
4 23 (7.93%) 2nd Line Support
4 23 (7.93%) Desktop Support
5 20 (6.90%) Administrator
6 15 (5.17%) Service Analyst
6 15 (5.17%) Service Desk Analyst
7 14 (4.83%) Network Engineer
8 11 (3.79%) Desktop Engineer
8 11 (3.79%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 10 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (3.10%) Consultant
10 9 (3.10%) IT Support
11 8 (2.76%) Technical Leader
11 8 (2.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 8 (2.76%) Architect
11 8 (2.76%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.83%) HTML
2 13 (4.48%) XML
2 13 (4.48%) Application Packaging
3 11 (3.79%) .NET
4 9 (3.10%) ASP.NET
5 6 (2.07%) CSS
6 5 (1.72%) Web Services
6 5 (1.72%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.69%) JSP
7 2 (0.69%) Struts
7 2 (0.69%) J2EE
7 2 (0.69%) JPA
7 2 (0.69%) OAuth
7 2 (0.69%) HTML5
7 2 (0.69%) JMS
7 2 (0.69%) Hibernate
7 2 (0.69%) Ajax
8 1 (0.34%) Middleware
8 1 (0.34%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.34%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.62%) Computer Science
2 24 (8.28%) Clustering
3 21 (7.24%) Replication
4 16 (5.52%) PKI
5 13 (4.48%) Blackberry
6 8 (2.76%) Client/Server
6 8 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.07%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.38%) Handset
8 4 (1.38%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (1.38%) User Experience
9 3 (1.03%) PDA
9 3 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.69%) iSeries
10 2 (0.69%) iPad
10 2 (0.69%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.69%) AS400
10 2 (0.69%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.69%) Mobile Computing
10 2 (0.69%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 180 (62.07%) Windows
2 66 (22.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 62 (21.38%) Windows 7
4 46 (15.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 43 (14.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 42 (14.48%) Linux
7 30 (10.34%) Windows XP
8 20 (6.90%) Solaris
9 13 (4.48%) Windows 8
10 11 (3.79%) UNIX
10 11 (3.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (3.45%) Windows Vista
12 5 (1.72%) Android
13 4 (1.38%) Ubuntu
13 4 (1.38%) Windows 2000
14 3 (1.03%) AIX
14 3 (1.03%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.34%) NetWare
15 1 (0.34%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (15.86%) ITIL
2 40 (13.79%) Configuration Management
3 28 (9.66%) Migration
4 23 (7.93%) Software Distribution
5 11 (3.79%) Project Management
5 11 (3.79%) Service Delivery
6 9 (3.10%) Validation
7 8 (2.76%) High Availability
8 7 (2.41%) Problem Management
8 7 (2.41%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (2.07%) Risk Management
9 6 (2.07%) Service Management
9 6 (2.07%) Incident Management
9 6 (2.07%) ITIL V3
10 5 (1.72%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (1.72%) Network Design
10 5 (1.72%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (1.38%) Business Continuity
11 4 (1.38%) Change Management
11 4 (1.38%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 87 (30.00%) SQL
2 28 (9.66%) PowerShell
3 13 (4.48%) VBScript
4 7 (2.41%) VB
5 6 (2.07%) VBA
6 5 (1.72%) C#
6 5 (1.72%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.38%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.69%) C
8 2 (0.69%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.69%) Java
8 2 (0.69%) REXX
8 2 (0.69%) Tcl
9 1 (0.34%) Perl
9 1 (0.34%) XPath
Qualifications
1 74 (25.52%) Security Cleared
2 65 (22.41%) SC Cleared
3 49 (16.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (10.34%) Degree
5 23 (7.93%) MCSE
6 19 (6.55%) MCITP
7 16 (5.52%) MCSA
8 14 (4.83%) MCP
9 7 (2.41%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.38%) MCTS
10 4 (1.38%) CCIE
10 4 (1.38%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.03%) CCNP
11 3 (1.03%) CCNA
11 3 (1.03%) MCSD
11 3 (1.03%) HND
11 3 (1.03%) MCDST
12 2 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.76%) SLA
2 3 (1.03%) QA
3 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 43 (14.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (6.90%) VMware ESX
3 12 (4.14%) Hyper-V
4 11 (3.79%) vSphere
5 10 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (2.76%) Squid
6 8 (2.76%) UAG
7 4 (1.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (1.38%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.69%) XenApp
8 2 (0.69%) RACF
9 1 (0.34%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.34%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.34%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.34%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 48 (16.55%) SCCM
2 36 (12.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 20 (6.90%) Netcool
4 19 (6.55%) Tivoli
5 12 (4.14%) McAfee ePO
6 10 (3.45%) SCOM
7 8 (2.76%) Backup Exec
7 8 (2.76%) FortiGate
8 6 (2.07%) WSUS
9 3 (1.03%) DameWare
9 3 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.69%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.69%) SCSM
11 1 (0.34%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.34%) WMI
11 1 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.34%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 1 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 120 (41.38%) Microsoft
2 80 (27.59%) Citrix
3 79 (27.24%) VMware
4 40 (13.79%) HP
5 34 (11.72%) Cisco
6 23 (7.93%) Veritas
7 16 (5.52%) Red Hat
7 16 (5.52%) McAfee
8 14 (4.83%) Oracle
9 13 (4.48%) CheckPoint
10 9 (3.10%) Avaya
11 8 (2.76%) SolarWinds
12 7 (2.41%) Symantec
13 6 (2.07%) CA
13 6 (2.07%) EMC
13 6 (2.07%) NetApp
14 5 (1.72%) Remedy
15 4 (1.38%) Sophos
15 4 (1.38%) Altiris
15 4 (1.38%) CommVault
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