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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 38 29 45
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +16
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 126 169 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.97% 6.17% 3.19%
As % of the System Software category 49.41% 66.02% 45.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 87 34
Average daily rate
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£230 £282 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.43% -13.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £110 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £444 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 8
Average hourly rate £16.00 £12.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.90 £9.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.17 £17.80 £55.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
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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
255 256 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 8.04% 9.34% 6.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 133 76
Average daily rate £300 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -9.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £128 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 10
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +22.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.00 £9.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.13 £24.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -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 4 August 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 4 August 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 4 August 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 -6 46 £284 -2.99% 3
Renfrewshire -2 20 £345 +6.77%
Glasgow -9 20 £270 +20.00% 4
North Lanarkshire +1 12 £109 +8.75%
Aberdeen +3 10 £180 +63.63% 1
West Lothian +2 9 - -
Fife -2 8 - -
Inverclyde -7 6 £250 -
Scottish Borders 0 3 £115 -9.80% 2
Dundee -11 3 £173 - 1
Lanarkshire -6 2 £191 +66.30%
Highlands +2 1 - -
South Ayrshire - 1 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £100 -
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UK

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 213 (72.70%) Windows
2 138 (47.10%) Microsoft
3 91 (31.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 91 (31.06%) Windows 7
4 81 (27.65%) MS Exchange
5 74 (25.26%) VMware
6 69 (23.55%) SCCM
7 68 (23.21%) ITIL
7 68 (23.21%) Citrix
8 59 (20.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 52 (17.75%) Microsoft Certification
9 52 (17.75%) Windows Server 2012
10 50 (17.06%) MS Office
11 48 (16.38%) SQL
11 48 (16.38%) MS Excel
11 48 (16.38%) DNS
12 44 (15.02%) HP
12 44 (15.02%) Data Centre
13 43 (14.68%) Security Cleared
14 41 (13.99%) Migration
14 41 (13.99%) Windows XP
14 41 (13.99%) VMware Infrastructure
15 37 (12.63%) SAN
16 35 (11.95%) Linux
17 33 (11.26%) Finance
17 33 (11.26%) PowerShell
18 32 (10.92%) Cisco
19 31 (10.58%) SC Cleared
20 30 (10.24%) LDAP
21 29 (9.90%) DHCP

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 81 (27.65%) MS Exchange
2 29 (9.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (8.87%) Exchange Server 2007
4 24 (8.19%) SharePoint
5 21 (7.17%) Lync
6 12 (4.10%) IIS
7 10 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (1.71%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (1.71%) JBoss
9 5 (1.71%) Lotus Domino
10 4 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (1.02%) Tomcat
11 3 (1.02%) IBM Notes
11 3 (1.02%) WorkSite
12 2 (0.68%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.34%) JRun
13 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 50 (17.06%) MS Office
2 48 (16.38%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.71%) assyst
2 3 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 48 (16.38%) DNS
2 37 (12.63%) SAN
3 30 (10.24%) LDAP
4 29 (9.90%) DHCP
5 23 (7.85%) LAN
6 21 (7.17%) NAS
7 19 (6.48%) Firewall
8 18 (6.14%) WAN
9 14 (4.78%) VoIP
9 14 (4.78%) TCP/IP
10 13 (4.44%) VPN
10 13 (4.44%) IPsec
11 8 (2.73%) X.500
11 8 (2.73%) Cisco IOS
12 7 (2.39%) Kerberos
12 7 (2.39%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (2.05%) Network Security
14 5 (1.71%) iSCSI
14 5 (1.71%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (1.71%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.19%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.02%) EDRMS
4 2 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.34%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (2.05%) MSI
1 6 (2.05%) AdminStudio
2 5 (1.71%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.68%) Ant
3 2 (0.68%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.34%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.34%) QUnit
4 1 (0.34%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.34%) NUnit
4 1 (0.34%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.34%) Subversion
4 1 (0.34%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.34%) TeamCity
General
1 33 (11.26%) Finance
2 16 (5.46%) Banking
3 7 (2.39%) Law
4 4 (1.37%) Legal
5 1 (0.34%) Retail
5 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.34%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 81 (27.65%) Analyst
2 41 (13.99%) Support Analyst
3 28 (9.56%) Support Engineer
4 26 (8.87%) Desktop Support
5 25 (8.53%) 2nd Line Support
6 22 (7.51%) Administrator
7 17 (5.80%) Service Analyst
7 17 (5.80%) Service Desk Analyst
8 15 (5.12%) Wintel Engineer
8 15 (5.12%) IT Support
9 14 (4.78%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 14 (4.78%) Consultant
10 13 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 13 (4.44%) Integration Engineer
11 12 (4.10%) Desktop Engineer
12 11 (3.75%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 11 (3.75%) 1st Line Support
12 11 (3.75%) Network Engineer
13 10 (3.41%) Server Engineer
14 8 (2.73%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.48%) Application Packaging
2 12 (4.10%) .NET
3 10 (3.41%) ASP.NET
3 10 (3.41%) HTML
4 9 (3.07%) CSS
4 9 (3.07%) XML
5 7 (2.39%) .NET Framework
5 7 (2.39%) Web Services
6 4 (1.37%) 802.1X
7 3 (1.02%) Ajax
8 2 (0.68%) Middleware
8 2 (0.68%) Hibernate
8 2 (0.68%) JMS
8 2 (0.68%) JSP
8 2 (0.68%) Struts
8 2 (0.68%) J2EE
8 2 (0.68%) HTML5
8 2 (0.68%) JPA
8 2 (0.68%) OAuth
9 1 (0.34%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 44 (15.02%) Data Centre
2 20 (6.83%) Computer Science
3 14 (4.78%) Replication
3 14 (4.78%) Clustering
4 12 (4.10%) Blackberry
4 12 (4.10%) PKI
5 11 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (3.41%) Client/Server
7 9 (3.07%) Fat Client
7 9 (3.07%) Thin Client
8 6 (2.05%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.71%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.71%) User Experience
10 4 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.37%) Handset
11 3 (1.02%) CLARiiON
11 3 (1.02%) iPhone
12 2 (0.68%) iPad
12 2 (0.68%) Mobile Computing
13 1 (0.34%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 213 (72.70%) Windows
2 91 (31.06%) Windows Server 2008
2 91 (31.06%) Windows 7
3 59 (20.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 52 (17.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 41 (13.99%) Windows XP
6 35 (11.95%) Linux
7 15 (5.12%) Windows 8
8 14 (4.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (3.41%) Windows Vista
9 10 (3.41%) Solaris
10 9 (3.07%) UNIX
11 7 (2.39%) Android
12 4 (1.37%) Windows 2000
13 3 (1.02%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.68%) AIX
15 1 (0.34%) NetWare
15 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.34%) Windows CE
15 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (23.21%) ITIL
2 41 (13.99%) Migration
3 18 (6.14%) Service Management
4 16 (5.46%) Service Delivery
5 14 (4.78%) Server Building
6 13 (4.44%) Project Management
7 12 (4.10%) Configuration Management
7 12 (4.10%) Disaster Recovery
7 12 (4.10%) Software Distribution
8 11 (3.75%) Change Management
9 8 (2.73%) ITIL V3
10 6 (2.05%) Problem Management
10 6 (2.05%) Load Balancing
10 6 (2.05%) Mentoring
11 5 (1.71%) Coaching
11 5 (1.71%) Change Control
11 5 (1.71%) Kalman Filter
11 5 (1.71%) Identity Management
12 4 (1.37%) SOA
12 4 (1.37%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 48 (16.38%) SQL
2 33 (11.26%) PowerShell
3 12 (4.10%) VB
4 7 (2.39%) JavaScript
5 6 (2.05%) VBA
6 5 (1.71%) VBScript
7 4 (1.37%) C#
7 4 (1.37%) Java
8 2 (0.68%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.68%) C
8 2 (0.68%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.68%) REXX
8 2 (0.68%) Tcl
8 2 (0.68%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.34%) Perl
Qualifications
1 52 (17.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (14.68%) Security Cleared
3 31 (10.58%) SC Cleared
4 27 (9.22%) Degree
5 26 (8.87%) MCSE
6 16 (5.46%) MCP
7 8 (2.73%) MCSA
8 6 (2.05%) MCITP
9 5 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (1.71%) HND
9 5 (1.71%) MCTS
10 4 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.37%) CCNA
11 3 (1.02%) CCNP
11 3 (1.02%) MCSD
12 2 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.68%) MCDST
13 1 (0.34%) ISTQB
13 1 (0.34%) ISEB
13 1 (0.34%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.46%) SLA
2 4 (1.37%) QA
3 2 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.34%) BS7799
System Software
1 41 (13.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (7.85%) Hyper-V
3 19 (6.48%) vSphere
4 16 (5.46%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (2.39%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (2.39%) XenDesktop
5 7 (2.39%) VMware ESX
6 6 (2.05%) XenApp
6 6 (2.05%) Terminal Server
7 4 (1.37%) Terminal Services
7 4 (1.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (1.37%) vCloud
8 3 (1.02%) UAG
8 3 (1.02%) VMware Server
8 3 (1.02%) Squid
9 1 (0.34%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.34%) Firmware
9 1 (0.34%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.34%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 69 (23.55%) SCCM
2 19 (6.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 10 (3.41%) Backup Exec
4 9 (3.07%) Tivoli
4 9 (3.07%) WSUS
4 9 (3.07%) Netcool
5 6 (2.05%) SCOM
5 6 (2.05%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.02%) FortiGate
6 3 (1.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (1.02%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.68%) DameWare
7 2 (0.68%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.68%) SCSM
7 2 (0.68%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.34%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.34%) ArcSight ESM
8 1 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.34%) WMI
8 1 (0.34%) MIIS
Vendors
1 138 (47.10%) Microsoft
2 74 (25.26%) VMware
3 68 (23.21%) Citrix
4 44 (15.02%) HP
5 32 (10.92%) Cisco
6 16 (5.46%) Red Hat
7 14 (4.78%) CommVault
7 14 (4.78%) Veritas
8 11 (3.75%) Oracle
9 9 (3.07%) McAfee
10 8 (2.73%) CheckPoint
10 8 (2.73%) Lotus
11 6 (2.05%) EMC
11 6 (2.05%) Symantec
12 5 (1.71%) F5
13 4 (1.37%) Sophos
13 4 (1.37%) AppSense
13 4 (1.37%) Dell
13 4 (1.37%) CA
14 3 (1.02%) Avaya
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