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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 23 34 24
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -10
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 183 132 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 7.21% 4.14% 6.65%
As % of the System Software category 54.46% 50.57% 67.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 60 95
Median daily rate £295 £250 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.00% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £110 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £393 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £310 £275
% change year-on-year
+1.61% +12.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 10
Median hourly rate £40.00 £16.00 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% +30.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.57 £13.80 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £33.50 £19.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +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
336 261 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.23% 8.18% 9.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 108 137
Median daily rate £310 £308 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.81% -5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £168 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £441
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 17
Median hourly rate £42.00 £16.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+162.50% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £14.45 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.45 £25.42 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+20.58% +9.67%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 July 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
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 26 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +19 77 £308 -5.38% 3
Renfrewshire +1 55 £300 -13.04% 1
Glasgow +14 31 £213 -24.24% 1
Fife +3 4 £275 +175.00%
Lanarkshire +6 2 £150 -21.56%
Dundee +1 2 £123 -28.98%
Inverclyde +5 1 £165 -34.00%
South Ayrshire +2 1 - -
North Lanarkshire +1 1 - -
Scottish Borders -5 1 £105 -8.69% 1
Aberdeen -7 1 £125 -30.55%
Moray - 1 £125 -
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
Active Directory
UK

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 364 (77.94%) Windows
2 259 (55.46%) Microsoft
3 208 (44.54%) Windows Server
4 192 (41.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 168 (35.97%) PowerShell
6 159 (34.05%) Security Cleared
7 149 (31.91%) Citrix
8 147 (31.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 136 (29.12%) DNS
9 136 (29.12%) VMware
10 129 (27.62%) SQL Server
11 127 (27.19%) Microsoft Certification
12 119 (25.48%) SQL
13 116 (24.84%) SC Cleared
14 114 (24.41%) MS Exchange
15 110 (23.55%) Windows Server 2003
16 105 (22.48%) ITIL
17 97 (20.77%) Windows 7
18 93 (19.91%) VMware Infrastructure
19 87 (18.63%) MS Excel
20 85 (18.20%) DHCP
20 85 (18.20%) Hyper-V
21 81 (17.34%) Clustering
22 77 (16.49%) MCSE
23 73 (15.63%) HP
23 73 (15.63%) Office 365
24 71 (15.20%) SCCM
25 69 (14.78%) Exchange Server 2010
26 65 (13.92%) Migration
27 62 (13.28%) SharePoint

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 114 (24.41%) MS Exchange
2 69 (14.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 62 (13.28%) SharePoint
4 56 (11.99%) Skype for Business
5 52 (11.13%) Exchange Server 2013
6 50 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2007
7 44 (9.42%) OpenStack
8 35 (7.49%) Exchange Server 2003
9 22 (4.71%) Office Communications Server
10 18 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 8 (1.71%) IIS
12 4 (0.86%) Apache
13 3 (0.64%) lighttpd
13 3 (0.64%) nginx
14 2 (0.43%) Live Communications Server
14 2 (0.43%) NServiceBus
15 1 (0.21%) IBM Notes
15 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 87 (18.63%) MS Excel
2 43 (9.21%) MS Office
3 8 (1.71%) MS Project
4 2 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.86%) assyst
2 3 (0.64%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.21%) Eikon
3 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 73 (15.63%) Office 365
2 24 (5.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.43%) Bluemix
4 2 (0.43%) IaaS
4 2 (0.43%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.43%) PaaS
5 1 (0.21%) HP Helion
5 1 (0.21%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 136 (29.12%) DNS
2 85 (18.20%) DHCP
3 56 (11.99%) SAN
4 51 (10.92%) Firewall
5 37 (7.92%) LDAP
6 33 (7.07%) Skype
7 32 (6.85%) Kerberos
8 24 (5.14%) LAN
8 24 (5.14%) NetScaler
9 21 (4.50%) WAN
10 19 (4.07%) TCP/IP
11 15 (3.21%) X.500
12 14 (3.00%) SNMP
12 14 (3.00%) VPN
13 12 (2.57%) HTTP
13 12 (2.57%) SSL
14 10 (2.14%) NAS
14 10 (2.14%) Network Security
14 10 (2.14%) SMTP
15 7 (1.50%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (27.62%) SQL Server
2 27 (5.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
3 13 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (2.14%) MySQL
5 8 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.07%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.86%) Informix
8 4 (0.86%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.43%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.21%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.21%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.21%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.21%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (5.57%) HP UFT
1 26 (5.57%) WinRunner
2 24 (5.14%) TestDirector
3 7 (1.50%) StarTeam
4 2 (0.43%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.21%) Ant
5 1 (0.21%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.21%) Hudson
5 1 (0.21%) JUnit
5 1 (0.21%) Maven
5 1 (0.21%) Mockito
5 1 (0.21%) MSI
5 1 (0.21%) Subversion
5 1 (0.21%) TeamCity
General
1 58 (12.42%) Finance
2 23 (4.93%) Banking
3 20 (4.28%) Financial Institution
4 14 (3.00%) Law
5 4 (0.86%) Retail
5 4 (0.86%) Retail Banking
6 3 (0.64%) Front Office
6 3 (0.64%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.64%) Publishing
7 2 (0.43%) Back Office
7 2 (0.43%) German Language
7 2 (0.43%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.21%) Advertising
8 1 (0.21%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.21%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 69 (14.78%) Analyst
2 52 (11.13%) Active Directory Engineer
3 39 (8.35%) Consultant
4 29 (6.21%) Test Analyst
5 27 (5.78%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 26 (5.57%) Administrator
7 25 (5.35%) Support Engineer
8 24 (5.14%) Security Consultant
9 21 (4.50%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
10 20 (4.28%) 3rd Line Support
10 20 (4.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 20 (4.28%) Messaging Engineer
11 19 (4.07%) Architect
12 18 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
12 18 (3.85%) Wintel Engineer
13 17 (3.64%) IT Support
14 15 (3.21%) Virtualisation Engineer
14 15 (3.21%) Windows Engineer
15 14 (3.00%) Support Analyst
16 12 (2.57%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.57%) Middleware
2 10 (2.14%) HTML
3 8 (1.71%) CSS
3 8 (1.71%) XML
4 7 (1.50%) Web Services
5 6 (1.28%) OAuth
6 4 (0.86%) Django
6 4 (0.86%) Laravel
6 4 (0.86%) Regular Expression
7 3 (0.64%) LAMP
7 3 (0.64%) LAPP Stack
7 3 (0.64%) LEMP Stack
8 2 (0.43%) .NET
8 2 (0.43%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.43%) MSMQ
8 2 (0.43%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.21%) Apache CXF
9 1 (0.21%) JSON
9 1 (0.21%) REST
9 1 (0.21%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 81 (17.34%) Clustering
2 62 (13.28%) Data Centre
3 44 (9.42%) PKI
4 34 (7.28%) Computer Science
5 29 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
6 27 (5.78%) Replication
7 20 (4.28%) Blackberry
7 20 (4.28%) PDA
8 18 (3.85%) Hedge funds
9 13 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
10 12 (2.57%) Mainframe
11 10 (2.14%) Client/Server
12 9 (1.93%) Private Cloud
13 7 (1.50%) Public Cloud
14 6 (1.28%) CESG
14 6 (1.28%) Cryptography
14 6 (1.28%) Enterprise Storage
15 5 (1.07%) Driving Licence
15 5 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
16 3 (0.64%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 364 (77.94%) Windows
2 208 (44.54%) Windows Server
3 192 (41.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 147 (31.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 110 (23.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 97 (20.77%) Windows 7
7 51 (10.92%) Windows XP
8 37 (7.92%) Linux
9 33 (7.07%) Unix
10 30 (6.42%) AIX
10 30 (6.42%) Windows 10
11 15 (3.21%) Solaris
12 10 (2.14%) Android
13 9 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (1.71%) Apple iOS
15 7 (1.50%) Windows Phone
16 5 (1.07%) Debian
16 5 (1.07%) SUSE
17 4 (0.86%) Windows 2000
17 4 (0.86%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (22.48%) ITIL
2 65 (13.92%) Migration
3 46 (9.85%) Change Management
4 40 (8.57%) Software Testing
5 35 (7.49%) Load Balancing
6 28 (6.00%) Test Scripting
7 26 (5.57%) Smoke Testing
7 26 (5.57%) Test Automation
8 24 (5.14%) Application Packaging
9 23 (4.93%) Identity Access Management
10 19 (4.07%) Virtual Environments
11 17 (3.64%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (3.00%) Server Virtualisation
13 13 (2.78%) Root Cause Analysis
14 12 (2.57%) High Availability
14 12 (2.57%) Performance Tuning
14 12 (2.57%) Service Management
15 11 (2.36%) Mentoring
16 10 (2.14%) Disaster Recovery
16 10 (2.14%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 168 (35.97%) PowerShell
2 119 (25.48%) SQL
3 48 (10.28%) VBScript
4 15 (3.21%) JavaScript
5 13 (2.78%) Python
6 12 (2.57%) Perl
7 8 (1.71%) T-SQL
8 7 (1.50%) Java
8 7 (1.50%) Jython
9 6 (1.28%) Bash Shell
9 6 (1.28%) PHP
9 6 (1.28%) Ruby
9 6 (1.28%) VBA
10 5 (1.07%) C#
11 3 (0.64%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.21%) C
Qualifications
1 159 (34.05%) Security Cleared
2 127 (27.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 116 (24.84%) SC Cleared
4 77 (16.49%) MCSE
5 52 (11.13%) MCTS
6 50 (10.71%) MCSA
7 44 (9.42%) Degree
8 39 (8.35%) MCITP
9 30 (6.42%) ISTQB
10 29 (6.21%) MCP
11 16 (3.43%) DV Cleared
12 13 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 11 (2.36%) CISSP
14 7 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (0.86%) CISM
16 3 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
17 2 (0.43%) CCA
17 2 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
17 2 (0.43%) PMI Certification
17 2 (0.43%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (4.28%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (1.50%) SLA
4 5 (1.07%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.86%) COBIT
6 3 (0.64%) QA
7 1 (0.21%) JSP 440
System Software
1 93 (19.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 85 (18.20%) Hyper-V
3 55 (11.78%) XenApp
4 41 (8.78%) VMware ESX
5 30 (6.42%) XenDesktop
6 22 (4.71%) RACF
7 21 (4.50%) Microsoft App-V
8 20 (4.28%) Terminal Services
9 18 (3.85%) vSphere
10 17 (3.64%) DFS Replication
11 12 (2.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 10 (2.14%) Veritas File System
13 9 (1.93%) Virtual Machines
14 8 (1.71%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 7 (1.50%) Virtual Desktop
15 7 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
16 6 (1.28%) Brightmail
17 5 (1.07%) Firmware
17 5 (1.07%) UAG
17 5 (1.07%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 71 (15.20%) SCCM
2 36 (7.71%) McAfee ePO
3 34 (7.28%) Microsoft Clustering
4 29 (6.21%) Netcool
5 28 (6.00%) SCOM
5 28 (6.00%) WSUS
6 24 (5.14%) HP Quality Center
7 21 (4.50%) CA Single Sign-On
8 16 (3.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 14 (3.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 11 (2.36%) Failover Clustering
11 10 (2.14%) Puppet
11 10 (2.14%) SCOrch
12 9 (1.93%) Nagios
13 8 (1.71%) AirWatch
13 8 (1.71%) Norton AntiVirus
14 7 (1.50%) BladeLogic
14 7 (1.50%) HP Operations Orchestration
15 6 (1.28%) SCVMM
15 6 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 259 (55.46%) Microsoft
2 149 (31.91%) Citrix
3 136 (29.12%) VMware
4 73 (15.63%) HP
5 42 (8.99%) Intel Security
6 41 (8.78%) Veritas
7 38 (8.14%) CA
8 29 (6.21%) Symantec
9 25 (5.35%) Cisco
10 24 (5.14%) IronPort
11 22 (4.71%) Red Hat
12 19 (4.07%) AppSense
13 18 (3.85%) Oracle
14 10 (2.14%) Apple
15 9 (1.93%) NetApp
16 8 (1.71%) Altiris
16 8 (1.71%) BMC
17 7 (1.50%) CheckPoint
17 7 (1.50%) Dell
18 6 (1.28%) Lumension
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