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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 36 25 26
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 111 135 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.02% 5.53% 5.73%
As % of the System Software category 53.37% 57.69% 56.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 46 67
Average daily rate
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£315 £250 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.87% -7.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £114 £106
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £455 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 10
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £9.50 £9.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £30.50 £27.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.87 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.51% -3.33%
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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
208 234 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 7.54% 9.59% 10.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 78 116
Average daily rate £350 £300 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.56% -2.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £125 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £448 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 15
Average hourly rate £12.00 £19.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.84% +10.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £30.30 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 24 December 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
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 24 December 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
Glasgow -11 30 £320 +6.66% 7
Edinburgh -14 30 £270 +57.66% 14
Stirling - 6 £238 -
West Lothian -1 5 - - 3
Aberdeen +8 3 £135 -50.90% 2
Fife - 2 - -
Moray - - - -
Highlands - - - -
East Ayrshire - - - -
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Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 157 (59.70%) Windows
2 101 (38.40%) Microsoft
3 77 (29.28%) Citrix
4 75 (28.52%) SQL
5 71 (27.00%) Security Cleared
6 70 (26.62%) VMware
7 68 (25.86%) SC Cleared
8 56 (21.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 50 (19.01%) Windows 7
10 48 (18.25%) IPsec
11 45 (17.11%) MS Office
11 45 (17.11%) DNS
11 45 (17.11%) SCCM
12 44 (16.73%) MS Exchange
13 43 (16.35%) Linux
13 43 (16.35%) SAN
14 42 (15.97%) Windows Server 2003
15 41 (15.59%) VMware Infrastructure
16 40 (15.21%) Configuration Management
17 38 (14.45%) Finance
18 35 (13.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
19 34 (12.93%) Clustering
20 32 (12.17%) PowerShell
20 32 (12.17%) NAS
21 31 (11.79%) Windows Server 2012
22 29 (11.03%) Microsoft Certification
22 29 (11.03%) Windows XP
22 29 (11.03%) MS Excel
23 27 (10.27%) DHCP
23 27 (10.27%) Software Distribution

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 44 (16.73%) MS Exchange
2 24 (9.13%) IIS
3 20 (7.60%) SharePoint
4 19 (7.22%) Lync
5 12 (4.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (3.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 9 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (1.90%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (1.90%) IBM Notes
10 3 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.76%) Lotus Domino
11 2 (0.76%) JBoss
11 2 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.38%) LiveLink
12 1 (0.38%) Apache
12 1 (0.38%) CICS
Applications
1 45 (17.11%) MS Office
2 29 (11.03%) MS Excel
3 8 (3.04%) MS Project
4 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.14%) assyst
2 2 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.38%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.14%) Office 365
2 2 (0.76%) IBM SmartCloud
3 1 (0.38%) IaaS
3 1 (0.38%) SaaS
3 1 (0.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (18.25%) IPsec
2 45 (17.11%) DNS
3 43 (16.35%) SAN
4 32 (12.17%) NAS
5 27 (10.27%) DHCP
6 15 (5.70%) Firewall
7 13 (4.94%) LDAP
7 13 (4.94%) LAN
8 11 (4.18%) Kerberos
8 11 (4.18%) X.500
9 9 (3.42%) TCP/IP
9 9 (3.42%) VPN
10 8 (3.04%) WAN
11 5 (1.90%) SSL
11 5 (1.90%) Intranet
11 5 (1.90%) Ethernet
11 5 (1.90%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (1.52%) VoIP
12 4 (1.52%) IPv4
12 4 (1.52%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.46%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.66%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.14%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.14%) MS Access
5 2 (0.76%) DTS
5 2 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.76%) MySQL
6 1 (0.38%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (1.52%) MSI
2 2 (0.76%) InstallShield
2 2 (0.76%) AdminStudio
2 2 (0.76%) Fiddler
2 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (0.76%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.38%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.38%) ClearQuest
General
1 38 (14.45%) Finance
2 14 (5.32%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (9.51%) Wintel Engineer
2 24 (9.13%) Analyst
3 23 (8.75%) Desktop Support
4 20 (7.60%) Support Engineer
5 18 (6.84%) Support Analyst
5 18 (6.84%) Integration Engineer
6 17 (6.46%) 2nd Line Support
7 12 (4.56%) Administrator
7 12 (4.56%) Architect
8 11 (4.18%) Consultant
9 10 (3.80%) Desktop Engineer
10 9 (3.42%) Systems Administrator
10 9 (3.42%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 8 (3.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (2.66%) 1st Line Support
12 7 (2.66%) Project Manager
12 7 (2.66%) Developer
12 7 (2.66%) Citrix Engineer
12 7 (2.66%) IT Support
12 7 (2.66%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.08%) XML
2 15 (5.70%) Application Packaging
3 13 (4.94%) HTML
4 12 (4.56%) .NET
5 7 (2.66%) ASP.NET
5 7 (2.66%) Web Services
6 5 (1.90%) SOAP
6 5 (1.90%) JSON
6 5 (1.90%) RESTful
7 2 (0.76%) HTML5
7 2 (0.76%) OAuth
7 2 (0.76%) X-Windows
7 2 (0.76%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.76%) COM
7 2 (0.76%) CSS
8 1 (0.38%) XSL
8 1 (0.38%) Middleware
8 1 (0.38%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 34 (12.93%) Clustering
2 25 (9.51%) Replication
3 12 (4.56%) Blackberry
4 11 (4.18%) Video Conferencing
5 10 (3.80%) PKI
6 9 (3.42%) Computer Science
7 8 (3.04%) Enterprise Storage
8 6 (2.28%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (1.90%) iPad
9 5 (1.90%) User Experience
10 4 (1.52%) Fat Client
10 4 (1.52%) PDA
10 4 (1.52%) Thin Client
10 4 (1.52%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.14%) iPhone
12 1 (0.38%) IBM Mainframe
12 1 (0.38%) Mathematics
12 1 (0.38%) CESG
12 1 (0.38%) Device Driver
12 1 (0.38%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 157 (59.70%) Windows
2 56 (21.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 50 (19.01%) Windows 7
4 43 (16.35%) Linux
5 42 (15.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 31 (11.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 29 (11.03%) Windows XP
8 22 (8.37%) Solaris
9 14 (5.32%) Windows 8
10 11 (4.18%) UNIX
11 8 (3.04%) Windows 2000
12 6 (2.28%) Windows Vista
13 5 (1.90%) Ubuntu
13 5 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.76%) Android
14 2 (0.76%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.76%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.38%) zOS
15 1 (0.38%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (15.21%) Configuration Management
2 27 (10.27%) Software Distribution
3 25 (9.51%) ITIL
3 25 (9.51%) Migration
4 10 (3.80%) High Availability
5 9 (3.42%) Validation
5 9 (3.42%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (3.04%) Unit Testing
7 6 (2.28%) Business Continuity
8 5 (1.90%) Service Delivery
8 5 (1.90%) Problem Management
8 5 (1.90%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (1.90%) Coaching
9 4 (1.52%) Business Continuity Management
9 4 (1.52%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (1.52%) Security Architecture
9 4 (1.52%) Change Management
9 4 (1.52%) Project Management
9 4 (1.52%) Identity Management
10 3 (1.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 75 (28.52%) SQL
2 32 (12.17%) PowerShell
3 22 (8.37%) VBScript
4 8 (3.04%) VB
5 6 (2.28%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.14%) Tcl
7 2 (0.76%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.76%) C#
7 2 (0.76%) VBA
7 2 (0.76%) REXX
8 1 (0.38%) XPath
Qualifications
1 71 (27.00%) Security Cleared
2 68 (25.86%) SC Cleared
3 29 (11.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (5.32%) Degree
5 11 (4.18%) MCTS
5 11 (4.18%) MCP
6 10 (3.80%) MCITP
7 9 (3.42%) MCSE
8 7 (2.66%) MCSA
9 5 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.14%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.14%) CCIE
10 3 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.14%) MCDST
11 2 (0.76%) CCNA
12 1 (0.38%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.38%) CCNP
12 1 (0.38%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.42%) SLA
2 7 (2.66%) QA
3 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 41 (15.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (5.32%) VMware ESX
3 12 (4.56%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (2.28%) XenApp
4 6 (2.28%) vSphere
5 5 (1.90%) UAG
5 5 (1.90%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.90%) Squid
6 4 (1.52%) RACF
7 3 (1.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (1.14%) MetaFrame
7 3 (1.14%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.76%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.38%) SRDF
9 1 (0.38%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.38%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 45 (17.11%) SCCM
2 35 (13.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 24 (9.13%) Netcool
4 23 (8.75%) Tivoli
5 15 (5.70%) SCOM
6 7 (2.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (1.90%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (1.90%) FortiGate
8 4 (1.52%) SCSM
9 3 (1.14%) WSUS
10 2 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.76%) DameWare
11 1 (0.38%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 101 (38.40%) Microsoft
2 77 (29.28%) Citrix
3 70 (26.62%) VMware
4 25 (9.51%) Veritas
5 23 (8.75%) HP
6 14 (5.32%) Altiris
7 12 (4.56%) Oracle
7 12 (4.56%) Cisco
8 9 (3.42%) IBM
8 9 (3.42%) CA
9 7 (2.66%) NetApp
9 7 (2.66%) Red Hat
9 7 (2.66%) EMC
10 6 (2.28%) Avaya
10 6 (2.28%) Polycom
10 6 (2.28%) Symantec
10 6 (2.28%) McAfee
11 5 (1.90%) Remedy
11 5 (1.90%) SolarWinds
11 5 (1.90%) CheckPoint
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