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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 14 33 24
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -9
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 211 137 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.69% 4.28% 6.17%
As % of the System Software category 67.63% 51.89% 65.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 61 110
Median daily rate £310 £300 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £135 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £464 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 8
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% +28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.50 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £22.50 £21.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.56 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+0.43% -3.33%
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
312 264 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 14.33% 8.25% 9.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 106 154
Median daily rate £300 £330 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £478 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 12
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.21% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £35.10 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 30 September 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
Renfrewshire +2 110 £321 -5.58% 2
Edinburgh +20 48 £250 -25.92% 5
Glasgow +8 34 £206 -25.06% 11
Highlands +4 4 - -
Fife +3 4 £275 -
West Lothian +2 2 £325 -13.33% 2
Lanarkshire +8 1 - -
North Lanarkshire 0 1 - -
Aberdeen -3 1 £140 -41.05%
Aberdeenshire - 1 £100 -
Moray - 1 £125 -
Active Directory
UK

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 383 (76.45%) Windows
2 293 (58.48%) Microsoft
3 233 (46.51%) Windows Server
4 201 (40.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 187 (37.33%) PowerShell
6 182 (36.33%) Security Cleared
7 171 (34.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 148 (29.54%) Microsoft Certification
9 146 (29.14%) Citrix
10 144 (28.74%) DNS
11 142 (28.34%) SC Cleared
12 140 (27.94%) SQL Server
13 129 (25.75%) VMware
14 119 (23.75%) SQL
14 119 (23.75%) MS Exchange
15 114 (22.75%) Windows Server 2003
16 106 (21.16%) Office 365
17 95 (18.96%) DHCP
17 95 (18.96%) MS Excel
18 94 (18.76%) ITIL
19 91 (18.16%) VMware Infrastructure
20 88 (17.56%) Windows 7
20 88 (17.56%) MCSE
21 85 (16.97%) HP
22 84 (16.77%) SharePoint
22 84 (16.77%) Migration
23 81 (16.17%) Hyper-V
24 77 (15.37%) Exchange Server 2010
25 70 (13.97%) Degree
26 68 (13.57%) SCCM

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
1 119 (23.75%) MS Exchange
2 84 (16.77%) SharePoint
3 77 (15.37%) Exchange Server 2010
4 66 (13.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 61 (12.18%) OpenStack
6 58 (11.58%) Skype for Business
7 50 (9.98%) Exchange Server 2007
8 35 (6.99%) Exchange Server 2003
9 19 (3.79%) Office Communications Server
10 15 (2.99%) IIS
11 11 (2.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.80%) Apache
13 3 (0.60%) lighttpd
13 3 (0.60%) nginx
14 2 (0.40%) NServiceBus
15 1 (0.20%) CMS
15 1 (0.20%) IBM Notes
15 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 95 (18.96%) MS Excel
2 47 (9.38%) MS Office
3 6 (1.20%) MS Project
4 2 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.60%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.20%) assyst
2 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 106 (21.16%) Office 365
2 32 (6.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (0.80%) IaaS
3 4 (0.80%) PaaS
4 2 (0.40%) Bluemix
4 2 (0.40%) IBM Cloud
4 2 (0.40%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.20%) HP Helion
5 1 (0.20%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 144 (28.74%) DNS
2 95 (18.96%) DHCP
3 59 (11.78%) SAN
4 57 (11.38%) Firewall
5 44 (8.78%) Skype
6 37 (7.39%) Kerberos
7 34 (6.79%) LDAP
8 30 (5.99%) TCP/IP
9 25 (4.99%) LAN
10 22 (4.39%) NetScaler
10 22 (4.39%) WAN
11 21 (4.19%) SNMP
12 19 (3.79%) SSL
13 17 (3.39%) X.500
14 15 (2.99%) NAS
14 15 (2.99%) VPN
15 14 (2.79%) Internet
16 12 (2.40%) Intranet
16 12 (2.40%) Network Security
17 10 (2.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (27.94%) SQL Server
2 28 (5.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (2.79%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (2.59%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (2.40%) MySQL
6 8 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.40%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.20%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.20%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.20%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.20%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (3.39%) StarTeam
2 10 (2.00%) TestDirector
3 9 (1.80%) HP UFT
3 9 (1.80%) WinRunner
4 2 (0.40%) AdminStudio
4 2 (0.40%) Fiddler
4 2 (0.40%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.20%) Ant
5 1 (0.20%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.20%) Hudson
5 1 (0.20%) JUnit
5 1 (0.20%) Maven
5 1 (0.20%) Mockito
5 1 (0.20%) MSI
5 1 (0.20%) Subversion
5 1 (0.20%) TeamCity
General
1 35 (6.99%) Finance
2 15 (2.99%) Banking
3 10 (2.00%) Law
4 6 (1.20%) Publishing
5 3 (0.60%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.40%) Back Office
6 2 (0.40%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.20%) Advertising
7 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.20%) German Language
7 1 (0.20%) Local Government
7 1 (0.20%) Retail
7 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 59 (11.78%) Active Directory Engineer
2 57 (11.38%) Analyst
3 35 (6.99%) Support Engineer
4 33 (6.59%) Consultant
5 32 (6.39%) 3rd Line Support
6 24 (4.79%) Test Analyst
6 24 (4.79%) Wintel Engineer
7 21 (4.19%) Administrator
8 19 (3.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 18 (3.59%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 18 (3.59%) Windows Engineer
10 17 (3.39%) 2nd Line Support
10 17 (3.39%) Server Engineer
11 16 (3.19%) Messaging Specialist
12 15 (2.99%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
12 15 (2.99%) Messaging Engineer
13 14 (2.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 13 (2.59%) IT Support
14 13 (2.59%) Virtualisation Engineer
14 13 (2.59%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.00%) Middleware
2 9 (1.80%) .NET
2 9 (1.80%) ASP.NET
3 8 (1.60%) HTML
3 8 (1.60%) XML
4 6 (1.20%) CSS
5 4 (0.80%) Django
5 4 (0.80%) Laravel
5 4 (0.80%) Regular Expression
6 3 (0.60%) LAMP
6 3 (0.60%) LAPP Stack
6 3 (0.60%) LEMP Stack
7 2 (0.40%) MSMQ
7 2 (0.40%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.20%) Apache Camel
8 1 (0.20%) Apache CXF
8 1 (0.20%) REST
8 1 (0.20%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.20%) Spring Boot
8 1 (0.20%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 64 (12.77%) Clustering
2 62 (12.38%) Computer Science
3 56 (11.18%) Data Centre
4 42 (8.38%) PKI
5 28 (5.59%) Replication
6 26 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (3.19%) Hybrid Cloud
8 14 (2.79%) Management Information System
9 13 (2.59%) Blackberry
9 13 (2.59%) Client/Server
10 12 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (2.20%) Mobile App
12 10 (2.00%) Private Cloud
13 9 (1.80%) PDA
14 7 (1.40%) CESG
14 7 (1.40%) Cryptography
15 6 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
16 3 (0.60%) Driving Licence
17 2 (0.40%) Smartphone
18 1 (0.20%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 383 (76.45%) Windows
2 233 (46.51%) Windows Server
3 201 (40.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 171 (34.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 114 (22.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 88 (17.56%) Windows 7
7 52 (10.38%) Windows XP
8 39 (7.78%) Windows 10
9 36 (7.19%) Linux
10 25 (4.99%) AIX
11 20 (3.99%) Unix
12 19 (3.79%) Android
13 17 (3.39%) Apple iOS
14 12 (2.40%) Solaris
15 10 (2.00%) Windows 8
15 10 (2.00%) Windows Mobile
16 9 (1.80%) Windows Phone
17 6 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 5 (1.00%) Debian
18 5 (1.00%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (18.76%) ITIL
2 84 (16.77%) Migration
3 42 (8.38%) Change Management
3 42 (8.38%) Load Balancing
4 37 (7.39%) Application Packaging
5 36 (7.19%) Software Testing
6 27 (5.39%) Test Scripting
7 24 (4.79%) Server Virtualisation
8 23 (4.59%) Server Building
9 22 (4.39%) Smoke Testing
9 22 (4.39%) Virtual Environments
10 18 (3.59%) Project Management
11 15 (2.99%) Software Delivery
12 14 (2.79%) High Availability
12 14 (2.79%) Software Distribution
13 13 (2.59%) Change Control
14 12 (2.40%) Disaster Recovery
14 12 (2.40%) Mentoring
14 12 (2.40%) Stakeholder Management
15 11 (2.20%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 187 (37.33%) PowerShell
2 119 (23.75%) SQL
3 51 (10.18%) VBScript
4 11 (2.20%) JavaScript
4 11 (2.20%) Python
5 8 (1.60%) C#
5 8 (1.60%) T-SQL
6 6 (1.20%) Bash Shell
6 6 (1.20%) Perl
6 6 (1.20%) PHP
6 6 (1.20%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.00%) Jython
8 1 (0.20%) C
8 1 (0.20%) Java
Qualifications
1 182 (36.33%) Security Cleared
2 148 (29.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 142 (28.34%) SC Cleared
4 88 (17.56%) MCSE
5 70 (13.97%) Degree
6 55 (10.98%) MCTS
7 46 (9.18%) MCSA
8 34 (6.79%) MCITP
9 32 (6.39%) MCP
10 29 (5.79%) ISTQB
11 15 (2.99%) DV Cleared
12 13 (2.59%) CISSP
12 13 (2.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (1.40%) BPSS Clearance
14 5 (1.00%) CISM
15 3 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
15 3 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
16 2 (0.40%) CCA
16 2 (0.40%) CCNP
16 2 (0.40%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.99%) Disclosure Scotland
2 11 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.80%) SLA
4 6 (1.20%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.00%) COBIT
6 1 (0.20%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.20%) QA
System Software
1 91 (18.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 81 (16.17%) Hyper-V
3 46 (9.18%) XenApp
4 28 (5.59%) Microsoft App-V
5 26 (5.19%) VMware ESX
6 25 (4.99%) XenDesktop
7 22 (4.39%) DFS Replication
7 22 (4.39%) vSphere
8 20 (3.99%) Terminal Services
9 12 (2.40%) Firmware
10 9 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (1.40%) Brightmail
11 7 (1.40%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (1.40%) XenServer
12 6 (1.20%) RACF
13 4 (0.80%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 4 (0.80%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 68 (13.57%) SCCM
2 31 (6.19%) Netcool
3 30 (5.99%) McAfee ePO
3 30 (5.99%) Microsoft Clustering
4 26 (5.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 24 (4.79%) SCOM
6 23 (4.59%) WSUS
7 16 (3.19%) AirWatch
8 13 (2.59%) Norton AntiVirus
9 12 (2.40%) PowerCLI
10 9 (1.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 8 (1.60%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (1.60%) Puppet
12 7 (1.40%) SCOrch
12 7 (1.40%) Tivoli
13 6 (1.20%) SCVMM
13 6 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 5 (1.00%) BladeLogic
14 5 (1.00%) CA Single Sign-On
14 5 (1.00%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 293 (58.48%) Microsoft
2 146 (29.14%) Citrix
3 129 (25.75%) VMware
4 85 (16.97%) HP
5 37 (7.39%) Intel Security
6 33 (6.59%) Veritas
7 26 (5.19%) AppSense
8 25 (4.99%) Symantec
9 24 (4.79%) IronPort
10 20 (3.99%) CA
10 20 (3.99%) Cisco
11 19 (3.79%) Red Hat
12 16 (3.19%) Oracle
13 12 (2.40%) Apple
14 10 (2.00%) NetApp
15 8 (1.60%) Altiris
15 8 (1.60%) Dell
16 7 (1.40%) IBM
16 7 (1.40%) Samsung
17 6 (1.20%) BMC
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