The first table below looks at the demand 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 9 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Scotland region.

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
9 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 28 53 27
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -26
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 160 74 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.04% 2.95% 3.99%
As % of the System Software category 64.78% 44.05% 55.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 30 38
Average daily rate
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£275 £288 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £118 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £413 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £267 £275 £265
% change year-on-year
-2.86% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 7
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £9.45 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £28.50 £18.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -7.69%
System Software Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
247 168 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.32% 6.70% 7.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 69 71
Average daily rate £313 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £172 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £318
% change year-on-year
-3.07% +2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 10
Average hourly rate £19.00 £14.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.45 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.90 £28.50 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
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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 9 July 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 9 July 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 46 £219 +34.40% 13
Glasgow +5 29 £175 -46.15% 7
Aberdeen +15 15 £110 -37.14% 1
Inverclyde +1 3 - -
West Lothian +2 2 - - 1
Fife - 2 £360 -
Stirling - 1 - - 1
Aberdeenshire - - - -
Midlothian - - - -
Lothian - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - - 2
Moray - - - -
South Ayrshire - - - -
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Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 9 July 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.

1 231 (78.04%) Windows
2 135 (45.61%) Microsoft
3 111 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 103 (34.80%) SC Cleared
5 96 (32.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 91 (30.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 82 (27.70%) Windows 7
8 75 (25.34%) VMware
9 71 (23.99%) MS Office
10 67 (22.64%) Windows XP
11 53 (17.91%) MS Exchange
11 53 (17.91%) SCCM
12 51 (17.23%) Citrix
13 47 (15.88%) DNS
14 45 (15.20%) VMware Infrastructure
15 43 (14.53%) HP
16 40 (13.51%) PowerShell
17 35 (11.82%) SQL
18 34 (11.49%) SAN
19 32 (10.81%) ITIL
19 32 (10.81%) DHCP
19 32 (10.81%) MS Excel
20 31 (10.47%) Microsoft Certification
21 27 (9.12%) SharePoint
22 25 (8.45%) Firewall
23 24 (8.11%) LAN
24 23 (7.77%) WAN
24 23 (7.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
24 23 (7.77%) Microsoft App-V
25 22 (7.43%) Cisco

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 9 July 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 53 (17.91%) MS Exchange
2 27 (9.12%) SharePoint
3 19 (6.42%) IIS
4 17 (5.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2007
6 12 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (3.04%) Lync
8 6 (2.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (2.03%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (1.35%) IBM Notes
10 3 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (1.01%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.01%) CICS
11 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.34%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 71 (23.99%) MS Office
2 32 (10.81%) MS Excel
3 8 (2.70%) MS Project
4 1 (0.34%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (1.69%) assyst
2 3 (1.01%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 47 (15.88%) DNS
2 34 (11.49%) SAN
3 32 (10.81%) DHCP
4 25 (8.45%) Firewall
5 24 (8.11%) LAN
6 23 (7.77%) WAN
7 18 (6.08%) VLAN
8 15 (5.07%) TCP/IP
9 13 (4.39%) X.500
10 11 (3.72%) LDAP
11 10 (3.38%) VoIP
11 10 (3.38%) VPN
11 10 (3.38%) Kerberos
11 10 (3.38%) IPsec
12 8 (2.70%) NAS
13 6 (2.03%) Network Security
14 4 (1.35%) Ethernet
14 4 (1.35%) Wireless
15 3 (1.01%) Fibre Channel
15 3 (1.01%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.43%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (2.03%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.01%) DB2
5 2 (0.68%) MS Access
6 1 (0.34%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 8 (2.70%) MSI
2 3 (1.01%) InstallShield
2 3 (1.01%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.34%) JIRA
3 1 (0.34%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.34%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.34%) Ant
3 1 (0.34%) ClearCase
General
1 14 (4.73%) Banking
1 14 (4.73%) Finance
2 3 (1.01%) German Language
3 1 (0.34%) Italian Language
3 1 (0.34%) Games
3 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (13.51%) Analyst
1 40 (13.51%) Wintel Engineer
2 33 (11.15%) Support Engineer
3 29 (9.80%) Desktop Support
4 24 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support
5 23 (7.77%) Desktop Engineer
6 19 (6.42%) Support Analyst
7 17 (5.74%) Service Analyst
7 17 (5.74%) Service Desk Analyst
8 16 (5.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 14 (4.73%) Consultant
10 13 (4.39%) Administrator
11 12 (4.05%) Architect
12 10 (3.38%) Server Engineer
13 9 (3.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 9 (3.04%) 3rd Line Support
13 9 (3.04%) Applications Packager
13 9 (3.04%) Systems Administrator
14 8 (2.70%) Technical Support
15 7 (2.36%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.41%) Application Packaging
2 14 (4.73%) .NET
3 13 (4.39%) XML
4 8 (2.70%) Software Packaging
5 6 (2.03%) ASP.NET
6 5 (1.69%) RESTful
6 5 (1.69%) JSON
6 5 (1.69%) SOAP
6 5 (1.69%) Web Services
6 5 (1.69%) EDI
7 4 (1.35%) HTML
7 4 (1.35%) WCF
8 3 (1.01%) Middleware
9 2 (0.68%) COM
9 2 (0.68%) CSS
9 2 (0.68%) HTML5
10 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (0.34%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.74%) Replication
2 10 (3.38%) Clustering
3 9 (3.04%) Fat Client
3 9 (3.04%) PDA
3 9 (3.04%) PKI
3 9 (3.04%) Thin Client
4 7 (2.36%) Enterprise Storage
5 6 (2.03%) Blackberry
5 6 (2.03%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.69%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.01%) IBM Mainframe
8 3 (1.01%) EqualLogic
8 3 (1.01%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.68%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.68%) CLARiiON
9 2 (0.68%) AS400
9 2 (0.68%) iSeries
10 1 (0.34%) iPhone
10 1 (0.34%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 231 (78.04%) Windows
2 96 (32.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 91 (30.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 82 (27.70%) Windows 7
5 67 (22.64%) Windows XP
6 12 (4.05%) Apple iOS
7 11 (3.72%) Linux
8 10 (3.38%) Windows Vista
8 10 (3.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (2.36%) Windows 2000
10 6 (2.03%) UNIX
11 5 (1.69%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.35%) AIX
12 4 (1.35%) Solaris
12 4 (1.35%) Mac OS X
12 4 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.35%) Mac OS X Server
13 3 (1.01%) Ubuntu
13 3 (1.01%) zOS
14 2 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (10.81%) ITIL
2 17 (5.74%) Migration
3 13 (4.39%) Enterprise Architecture
4 11 (3.72%) Service Delivery
5 10 (3.38%) Data Management
6 7 (2.36%) Project Management
7 5 (1.69%) Data Mapping
7 5 (1.69%) Unit Testing
7 5 (1.69%) Incident Management
8 4 (1.35%) Configuration Management
8 4 (1.35%) Workflow
8 4 (1.35%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (1.35%) Service Management
8 4 (1.35%) Software Distribution
8 4 (1.35%) Test Scripting
9 3 (1.01%) Integration Testing
9 3 (1.01%) Mobile Device Management
9 3 (1.01%) Software Deployment
9 3 (1.01%) Identity Management
9 3 (1.01%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (13.51%) PowerShell
2 35 (11.82%) SQL
3 20 (6.76%) VBScript
4 13 (4.39%) VB
5 6 (2.03%) JavaScript
5 6 (2.03%) C#
6 1 (0.34%) VB6
6 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.34%) Perl
6 1 (0.34%) Java
6 1 (0.34%) C++
6 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.34%) VBA
6 1 (0.34%) Python
Qualifications
1 111 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 103 (34.80%) SC Cleared
3 31 (10.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (5.74%) MCP
5 13 (4.39%) Degree
6 10 (3.38%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (3.04%) MCSE
8 6 (2.03%) MCTS
9 3 (1.01%) MCDST
9 3 (1.01%) MCITP
9 3 (1.01%) CCNA
9 3 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.01%) MCSA
10 2 (0.68%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.34%) CISM
11 1 (0.34%) ACTC
11 1 (0.34%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.34%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.05%) QA
2 10 (3.38%) SLA
3 3 (1.01%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 45 (15.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (7.77%) Microsoft App-V
3 20 (6.76%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (5.41%) vSphere
5 11 (3.72%) XenApp
6 8 (2.70%) Hyper-V
7 5 (1.69%) VMware Server
7 5 (1.69%) Terminal Services
8 4 (1.35%) VMware ESX
8 4 (1.35%) DFS Replication
9 3 (1.01%) SRDF
10 2 (0.68%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.34%) Novell eDirectory
11 1 (0.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.34%) XenServer
11 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.34%) Samba
11 1 (0.34%) NFS
Systems Management
1 53 (17.91%) SCCM
2 23 (7.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 13 (4.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 11 (3.72%) WSUS
4 11 (3.72%) Netcool
5 6 (2.03%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (2.03%) MIIS
6 5 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (1.35%) Tivoli
8 3 (1.01%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.68%) WMI
9 2 (0.68%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.68%) DameWare
9 2 (0.68%) SCOM
10 1 (0.34%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.34%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 135 (45.61%) Microsoft
2 75 (25.34%) VMware
3 51 (17.23%) Citrix
4 43 (14.53%) HP
5 22 (7.43%) Cisco
6 19 (6.42%) Dell
7 15 (5.07%) Fortinet
7 15 (5.07%) Altiris
8 12 (4.05%) EMC
9 9 (3.04%) Apple
9 9 (3.04%) Symantec
9 9 (3.04%) McAfee
10 7 (2.36%) IBM
11 6 (2.03%) Veritas
11 6 (2.03%) CA
12 5 (1.69%) ServiceNow
12 5 (1.69%) AppSense
12 5 (1.69%) CommVault
12 5 (1.69%) NetApp
12 5 (1.69%) Lotus
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