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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 29 27 28
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 158 132 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.27% 5.27% 5.05%
As % of the System Software category 61.48% 56.17% 62.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 38 54
Average daily rate
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£310 £270 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.81% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £115 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £265
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 19 6
Average hourly rate £20.50 £15.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.25% +1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.59 £29.17 £24.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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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
257 235 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 8.58% 9.38% 8.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 82 74
Average daily rate £333 £345 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.47% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £130 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £448 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £314 £313
% change year-on-year
+10.82% +0.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 6
Average hourly rate £33.34 £15.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+115.06% +1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £10.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £110.00 £29.17 £24.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 31 March 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 +4 49 £310 +27.96% 8
Glasgow +5 41 £308 -25.45% 6
Aberdeen -5 9 £183 +40.38% 1
West Lothian -3 4 - - 4
Highlands -2 2 - - 1
North Lanarkshire -6 2 £180 -10.55%
South Lanarkshire - - - - 1
Argyll and Bute - - - - 1
Dundee - - - -
Falkirk - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Fife - - - -
Perthshire - - - -
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Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 156 (58.43%) Windows
2 98 (36.70%) Microsoft
3 81 (30.34%) SQL
4 72 (26.97%) VMware
5 71 (26.59%) Citrix
6 67 (25.09%) Security Cleared
7 62 (23.22%) SC Cleared
8 56 (20.97%) Windows Server 2008
9 48 (17.98%) SCCM
10 46 (17.23%) SAN
11 45 (16.85%) MS Exchange
11 45 (16.85%) VMware Infrastructure
12 43 (16.10%) Windows 7
12 43 (16.10%) Microsoft Certification
13 42 (15.73%) Windows Server 2003
13 42 (15.73%) DNS
14 41 (15.36%) Linux
14 41 (15.36%) Configuration Management
14 41 (15.36%) IPsec
14 41 (15.36%) Windows Server 2012
15 36 (13.48%) MS Excel
16 35 (13.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 34 (12.73%) MS Office
18 33 (12.36%) ITIL
18 33 (12.36%) HP
19 31 (11.61%) NAS
20 28 (10.49%) DHCP
20 28 (10.49%) Finance
21 27 (10.11%) Clustering
21 27 (10.11%) Windows XP

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 45 (16.85%) MS Exchange
2 13 (4.87%) SharePoint
3 11 (4.12%) IIS
3 11 (4.12%) Lync
3 11 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (2.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.50%) JBoss
6 4 (1.50%) Lotus Domino
7 3 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.75%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.75%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.75%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.37%) WorkSite
9 1 (0.37%) LiveLink
Applications
1 36 (13.48%) MS Excel
2 34 (12.73%) MS Office
3 3 (1.12%) MS Project
4 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.37%) assyst
2 1 (0.37%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.75%) Office 365
1 2 (0.75%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (0.37%) IaaS
2 1 (0.37%) SaaS
2 1 (0.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (17.23%) SAN
2 42 (15.73%) DNS
3 41 (15.36%) IPsec
4 31 (11.61%) NAS
5 28 (10.49%) DHCP
6 24 (8.99%) Firewall
7 19 (7.12%) LDAP
8 17 (6.37%) LAN
9 12 (4.49%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (3.75%) Ethernet
11 8 (3.00%) WAN
11 8 (3.00%) VPN
12 7 (2.62%) Kerberos
12 7 (2.62%) TCP/IP
13 5 (1.87%) SSL
13 5 (1.87%) X.500
14 4 (1.50%) Internet
14 4 (1.50%) Cisco IOS
14 4 (1.50%) Cisco ISE
15 3 (1.12%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.62%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.12%) EDRMS
2 3 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (1.12%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.75%) MS Access
3 2 (0.75%) DTS
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (1.87%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.12%) MSI
2 3 (1.12%) AdminStudio
3 2 (0.75%) Fiddler
3 2 (0.75%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.75%) Ant
3 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.37%) WinRunner
4 1 (0.37%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.37%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 28 (10.49%) Finance
2 12 (4.49%) Banking
3 2 (0.75%) Law
4 1 (0.37%) Legal
4 1 (0.37%) Retail
4 1 (0.37%) French Language
Job Titles
1 42 (15.73%) Analyst
2 29 (10.86%) Wintel Engineer
3 25 (9.36%) Support Engineer
4 24 (8.99%) Support Analyst
5 23 (8.61%) Integration Engineer
6 22 (8.24%) Desktop Support
7 21 (7.87%) 2nd Line Support
8 15 (5.62%) Administrator
9 12 (4.49%) Service Analyst
9 12 (4.49%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 12 (4.49%) Service Desk Analyst
9 12 (4.49%) Desktop Engineer
10 11 (4.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (4.12%) Consultant
11 10 (3.75%) Network Engineer
12 9 (3.37%) Architect
13 8 (3.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
13 8 (3.00%) IT Support
14 7 (2.62%) Technical Leader
14 7 (2.62%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.87%) XML
1 13 (4.87%) Application Packaging
2 11 (4.12%) HTML
3 7 (2.62%) .NET
4 5 (1.87%) ASP.NET
4 5 (1.87%) Web Services
4 5 (1.87%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.12%) CSS
6 2 (0.75%) JSP
6 2 (0.75%) Struts
6 2 (0.75%) J2EE
6 2 (0.75%) JPA
6 2 (0.75%) OAuth
6 2 (0.75%) JMS
6 2 (0.75%) Hibernate
6 2 (0.75%) Ajax
7 1 (0.37%) Middleware
7 1 (0.37%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.37%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 27 (10.11%) Clustering
2 23 (8.61%) Replication
3 22 (8.24%) Computer Science
4 16 (5.99%) PKI
5 10 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (3.00%) Client/Server
7 6 (2.25%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.87%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.50%) iPad
9 4 (1.50%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (1.12%) PDA
11 2 (0.75%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.75%) iSeries
11 2 (0.75%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.75%) AS400
12 1 (0.37%) CESG
12 1 (0.37%) GIS
12 1 (0.37%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 156 (58.43%) Windows
2 56 (20.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (16.10%) Windows 7
4 42 (15.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 41 (15.36%) Linux
5 41 (15.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (10.11%) Windows XP
7 21 (7.87%) Solaris
8 10 (3.75%) UNIX
8 10 (3.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (3.37%) Windows Vista
9 9 (3.37%) Windows 8
10 5 (1.87%) Android
10 5 (1.87%) Windows 2000
11 4 (1.50%) Ubuntu
12 3 (1.12%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (1.12%) AIX
13 1 (0.37%) NetWare
13 1 (0.37%) Windows CE
13 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (15.36%) Configuration Management
2 33 (12.36%) ITIL
3 25 (9.36%) Migration
4 24 (8.99%) Software Distribution
5 12 (4.49%) Project Management
5 12 (4.49%) Service Delivery
6 8 (3.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (3.00%) Validation
7 7 (2.62%) High Availability
8 6 (2.25%) Risk Management
9 5 (1.87%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (1.87%) Business Continuity
9 5 (1.87%) Problem Management
10 4 (1.50%) Fault Management
10 4 (1.50%) Incident Management
10 4 (1.50%) Technical Architecture
10 4 (1.50%) Supplier Management
10 4 (1.50%) Change Management
10 4 (1.50%) Service Management
10 4 (1.50%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 81 (30.34%) SQL
2 23 (8.61%) PowerShell
3 13 (4.87%) VBScript
4 9 (3.37%) VB
5 8 (3.00%) VBA
6 5 (1.87%) C#
7 4 (1.50%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.50%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.75%) C
8 2 (0.75%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.75%) Java
8 2 (0.75%) REXX
8 2 (0.75%) Tcl
9 1 (0.37%) Perl
9 1 (0.37%) XPath
Qualifications
1 67 (25.09%) Security Cleared
2 62 (23.22%) SC Cleared
3 43 (16.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (9.74%) Degree
5 21 (7.87%) MCSE
6 19 (7.12%) MCITP
7 16 (5.99%) MCSA
8 10 (3.75%) MCP
9 5 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.50%) CCIE
10 4 (1.50%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.12%) MCTS
11 3 (1.12%) MCSD
12 2 (0.75%) HND
12 2 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.37%) MCDST
13 1 (0.37%) CCNP
13 1 (0.37%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.25%) SLA
2 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 45 (16.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (6.74%) VMware ESX
3 9 (3.37%) Hyper-V
4 8 (3.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (3.00%) Squid
4 8 (3.00%) vSphere
4 8 (3.00%) UAG
5 5 (1.87%) XenApp
6 4 (1.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 4 (1.50%) VMware Server
6 4 (1.50%) RACF
7 2 (0.75%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.37%) Veritas File System
8 1 (0.37%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.37%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 48 (17.98%) SCCM
2 35 (13.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 21 (7.87%) Netcool
4 20 (7.49%) Tivoli
5 12 (4.49%) SCOM
6 9 (3.37%) McAfee ePO
7 8 (3.00%) FortiGate
8 6 (2.25%) WSUS
9 3 (1.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (1.12%) DameWare
10 2 (0.75%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.75%) SCSM
11 1 (0.37%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.37%) WMI
11 1 (0.37%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.37%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 1 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 98 (36.70%) Microsoft
2 72 (26.97%) VMware
3 71 (26.59%) Citrix
4 33 (12.36%) HP
5 26 (9.74%) Cisco
6 24 (8.99%) Veritas
7 15 (5.62%) Red Hat
8 13 (4.87%) Oracle
8 13 (4.87%) CheckPoint
8 13 (4.87%) McAfee
9 9 (3.37%) Avaya
10 8 (3.00%) SolarWinds
11 6 (2.25%) Symantec
11 6 (2.25%) CA
11 6 (2.25%) Apple
11 6 (2.25%) EMC
11 6 (2.25%) NetApp
12 5 (1.87%) IBM
12 5 (1.87%) Remedy
13 4 (1.50%) Sophos
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