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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 28 39 29
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -10
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 162 89 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.81% 3.57% 3.63%
As % of the System Software category 70.13% 51.74% 55.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 39 29
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£275 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £139 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £403 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £280 £288
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -2.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 8
Average hourly rate £12.00 £10.00 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £9.20 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £13.90 £15.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-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
231 172 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 8.29% 6.89% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 82 56
Average daily rate £324 £350 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +19.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £180 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 12
Average hourly rate £12.50 £10.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £9.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £13.90 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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
Edinburgh +1 55 £207 -45.70% 10
Glasgow -14 25 £275 -12.00% 10
Aberdeen +10 10 £110 -38.88% 2
Fife +5 3 £360 - 1
Inverclyde -1 3 - -
West Lothian +1 2 - - 1
South Lanarkshire - 1 £93 -
Stirling - 1 - -
Midlothian - - - -
Moray - - - -
Highlands - - - -
Argyll and Bute - - - -
Lothian - - - -
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Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 222 (75.51%) Windows
2 136 (46.26%) Microsoft
3 106 (36.05%) Security Cleared
4 103 (35.03%) SC Cleared
5 93 (31.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 90 (30.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 74 (25.17%) Windows 7
8 71 (24.15%) MS Office
9 69 (23.47%) VMware
10 62 (21.09%) Windows XP
11 59 (20.07%) MS Exchange
12 58 (19.73%) Citrix
13 54 (18.37%) DNS
14 53 (18.03%) SQL
15 45 (15.31%) SCCM
16 42 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
17 41 (13.95%) Microsoft Certification
18 38 (12.93%) SAN
18 38 (12.93%) PowerShell
19 35 (11.90%) ITIL
19 35 (11.90%) HP
20 31 (10.54%) DHCP
20 31 (10.54%) SharePoint
21 30 (10.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
22 27 (9.18%) Migration
23 25 (8.50%) Altiris
23 25 (8.50%) MS Excel
24 24 (8.16%) IIS
24 24 (8.16%) Finance
24 24 (8.16%) Replication

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 59 (20.07%) MS Exchange
2 31 (10.54%) SharePoint
3 24 (8.16%) IIS
4 18 (6.12%) Lync
5 15 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2007
6 14 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
7 11 (3.74%) SharePoint 2013
7 11 (3.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 9 (3.06%) IBM Notes
9 4 (1.36%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.36%) CICS
10 3 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.34%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 71 (24.15%) MS Office
2 25 (8.50%) MS Excel
3 11 (3.74%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.70%) assyst
2 4 (1.36%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.02%) Office 365
1 3 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 54 (18.37%) DNS
2 38 (12.93%) SAN
3 31 (10.54%) DHCP
4 18 (6.12%) LAN
5 17 (5.78%) WAN
5 17 (5.78%) X.500
5 17 (5.78%) IPsec
6 16 (5.44%) Firewall
7 15 (5.10%) NAS
8 14 (4.76%) TCP/IP
9 13 (4.42%) VPN
10 12 (4.08%) LDAP
11 10 (3.40%) VLAN
11 10 (3.40%) VoIP
12 9 (3.06%) Kerberos
13 4 (1.36%) IP Telephony
14 3 (1.02%) Fibre Channel
14 3 (1.02%) IPv4
14 3 (1.02%) Ethernet
14 3 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.46%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.72%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.36%) DB2
5 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (0.68%) MS Access
6 1 (0.34%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 8 (2.72%) MSI
2 1 (0.34%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.34%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.34%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.34%) ClearQuest
General
1 24 (8.16%) Finance
2 17 (5.78%) Banking
3 3 (1.02%) German Language
4 1 (0.34%) Games
4 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.34%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 43 (14.63%) Analyst
2 40 (13.61%) Wintel Engineer
3 24 (8.16%) Desktop Support
3 24 (8.16%) Support Engineer
3 24 (8.16%) 2nd Line Support
4 23 (7.82%) Support Analyst
5 16 (5.44%) Service Analyst
5 16 (5.44%) Service Desk Analyst
6 14 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
7 11 (3.74%) Build Engineer
7 11 (3.74%) Architect
7 11 (3.74%) Developer
7 11 (3.74%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 10 (3.40%) Administrator
8 10 (3.40%) SharePoint Developer
8 10 (3.40%) Server Engineer
8 10 (3.40%) Consultant
8 10 (3.40%) Technical Support
8 10 (3.40%) Applications Packager
9 9 (3.06%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.48%) XML
2 20 (6.80%) Application Packaging
3 16 (5.44%) .NET
4 11 (3.74%) ASP.NET
5 10 (3.40%) JSON
5 10 (3.40%) SOAP
5 10 (3.40%) Web Services
5 10 (3.40%) HTML
5 10 (3.40%) RESTful
6 7 (2.38%) Software Packaging
7 4 (1.36%) Middleware
7 4 (1.36%) CSS
7 4 (1.36%) HTML5
8 3 (1.02%) EDI
9 2 (0.68%) COM
10 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (0.34%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.16%) Replication
2 19 (6.46%) Clustering
3 12 (4.08%) Blackberry
4 11 (3.74%) Enterprise Storage
5 9 (3.06%) PKI
6 7 (2.38%) Fat Client
6 7 (2.38%) Thin Client
6 7 (2.38%) PDA
7 6 (2.04%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.70%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.36%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.36%) IBM Mainframe
9 4 (1.36%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.36%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.36%) iPhone
10 3 (1.02%) EqualLogic
11 2 (0.68%) AS400
11 2 (0.68%) CLARiiON
11 2 (0.68%) iSeries
11 2 (0.68%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 222 (75.51%) Windows
2 93 (31.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 90 (30.61%) Windows Server 2003
4 74 (25.17%) Windows 7
5 62 (21.09%) Windows XP
6 21 (7.14%) Linux
7 14 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (3.40%) Windows 8
9 9 (3.06%) Windows 2000
10 8 (2.72%) UNIX
10 8 (2.72%) Solaris
10 8 (2.72%) Apple iOS
11 5 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.70%) AIX
12 4 (1.36%) Windows Vista
12 4 (1.36%) Ubuntu
12 4 (1.36%) zOS
13 3 (1.02%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (1.02%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.68%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (11.90%) ITIL
2 27 (9.18%) Migration
3 13 (4.42%) Service Delivery
3 13 (4.42%) Enterprise Architecture
4 11 (3.74%) Software Distribution
4 11 (3.74%) Unit Testing
5 9 (3.06%) Configuration Management
6 7 (2.38%) Data Management
6 7 (2.38%) Change Management
7 6 (2.04%) Validation
7 6 (2.04%) Project Management
7 6 (2.04%) High Availability
8 5 (1.70%) Build Automation
8 5 (1.70%) Incident Management
9 4 (1.36%) Network Design
9 4 (1.36%) Identity Management
9 4 (1.36%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (1.36%) Service Management
9 4 (1.36%) Kalman Filter
10 3 (1.02%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 53 (18.03%) SQL
2 38 (12.93%) PowerShell
3 21 (7.14%) VBScript
4 11 (3.74%) JavaScript
5 9 (3.06%) VB
6 3 (1.02%) C#
7 2 (0.68%) Tcl
8 1 (0.34%) Python
8 1 (0.34%) C++
8 1 (0.34%) Java
8 1 (0.34%) VBA
8 1 (0.34%) Perl
8 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.34%) REXX
Qualifications
1 106 (36.05%) Security Cleared
2 103 (35.03%) SC Cleared
3 41 (13.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (6.12%) MCP
5 14 (4.76%) Degree
6 12 (4.08%) MCTS
6 12 (4.08%) MCSE
7 10 (3.40%) MCITP
8 9 (3.06%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (2.04%) MCSA
10 4 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.36%) CCNA
11 3 (1.02%) MCDST
12 2 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.34%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.34%) CISSP
13 1 (0.34%) CISM
13 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.46%) QA
2 12 (4.08%) SLA
3 4 (1.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 42 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (6.46%) Microsoft App-V
3 12 (4.08%) vSphere
3 12 (4.08%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (2.72%) Terminal Services
5 7 (2.38%) XenApp
6 6 (2.04%) Hyper-V
7 5 (1.70%) VMware ESX
7 5 (1.70%) VMware Server
8 4 (1.36%) SRDF
8 4 (1.36%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.68%) MetaFrame
9 2 (0.68%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.34%) XenServer
10 1 (0.34%) NFS
10 1 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.34%) Samba
Systems Management
1 45 (15.31%) SCCM
2 30 (10.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 13 (4.42%) Netcool
4 12 (4.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 9 (3.06%) Tivoli
6 8 (2.72%) WSUS
7 7 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (2.04%) MIIS
9 2 (0.68%) DameWare
9 2 (0.68%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.68%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.34%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.34%) SCOM
Vendors
1 136 (46.26%) Microsoft
2 69 (23.47%) VMware
3 58 (19.73%) Citrix
4 35 (11.90%) HP
5 25 (8.50%) Altiris
6 16 (5.44%) Dell
7 15 (5.10%) Cisco
8 13 (4.42%) EMC
8 13 (4.42%) Symantec
9 12 (4.08%) Veritas
10 10 (3.40%) Lotus
11 7 (2.38%) IBM
11 7 (2.38%) Oracle
11 7 (2.38%) Fortinet
12 6 (2.04%) AppSense
13 5 (1.70%) ServiceNow
13 5 (1.70%) Compaq
13 5 (1.70%) CA
13 5 (1.70%) CommVault
13 5 (1.70%) Red Hat
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