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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 34 26 27
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 125 124 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.67% 5.45% 5.43%
As % of the System Software category 56.05% 56.62% 54.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 37 65
Average daily rate
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£325 £285 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% +14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £117 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £450 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £296 £258 £275
% change year-on-year
+14.95% -6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 11
Average hourly rate £13.00 £17.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £30.30 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £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
223 219 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 8.32% 9.62% 10.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 70 107
Average daily rate £348 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.27% +4.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £125 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 15
Average hourly rate £11.50 £16.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.12% -4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £29.90 £33.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

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 26 January 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
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 26 January 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
Glasgow -8 33 £338 -3.57% 6
Edinburgh -11 29 £270 +20.00% 8
West Lothian +2 5 - - 2
Stirling - 4 £214 -
Fife - 2 - - 1
Aberdeen +4 1 - -
Dundee - - - -
Moray - - - -
Perthshire - - - -
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Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 149 (57.53%) Windows
2 97 (37.45%) Microsoft
3 84 (32.43%) SQL
4 82 (31.66%) Citrix
5 74 (28.57%) Security Cleared
6 73 (28.19%) VMware
7 70 (27.03%) SC Cleared
8 58 (22.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 49 (18.92%) IPsec
10 46 (17.76%) DNS
10 46 (17.76%) MS Exchange
10 46 (17.76%) VMware Infrastructure
11 45 (17.37%) SAN
11 45 (17.37%) Windows Server 2003
12 44 (16.99%) Configuration Management
12 44 (16.99%) Linux
13 41 (15.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 40 (15.44%) Windows 7
15 39 (15.06%) SCCM
16 37 (14.29%) MS Office
17 36 (13.90%) Clustering
18 35 (13.51%) Finance
18 35 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
19 33 (12.74%) MS Excel
19 33 (12.74%) NAS
20 31 (11.97%) DHCP
21 30 (11.58%) Windows Server 2012
22 27 (10.42%) Software Distribution
22 27 (10.42%) ITIL
22 27 (10.42%) Veritas

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 46 (17.76%) MS Exchange
2 22 (8.49%) IIS
3 20 (7.72%) SharePoint
4 18 (6.95%) Lync
5 12 (4.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (4.25%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (2.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (1.93%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.77%) JBoss
11 2 (0.77%) Lotus Domino
11 2 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.39%) Apache
12 1 (0.39%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.39%) LiveLink
Applications
1 37 (14.29%) MS Office
2 33 (12.74%) MS Excel
3 10 (3.86%) MS Project
4 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.39%) Towers Watson Igloo
2 1 (0.39%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.77%) Office 365
1 2 (0.77%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (0.39%) IaaS
2 1 (0.39%) SaaS
2 1 (0.39%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (18.92%) IPsec
2 46 (17.76%) DNS
3 45 (17.37%) SAN
4 33 (12.74%) NAS
5 31 (11.97%) DHCP
6 15 (5.79%) LAN
7 13 (5.02%) Firewall
8 10 (3.86%) WAN
8 10 (3.86%) TCP/IP
9 9 (3.47%) LDAP
10 8 (3.09%) Kerberos
11 6 (2.32%) X.500
12 5 (1.93%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (1.93%) Ethernet
12 5 (1.93%) VPN
12 5 (1.93%) SSL
13 4 (1.54%) IPv4
13 4 (1.54%) Intranet
13 4 (1.54%) VLAN
14 3 (1.16%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.32%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.16%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.77%) MS Access
4 2 (0.77%) DTS
4 2 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.77%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.77%) MSI
1 2 (0.77%) Fiddler
1 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.39%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.39%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.39%) WinRunner
2 1 (0.39%) TestDirector
2 1 (0.39%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 35 (13.51%) Finance
2 12 (4.63%) Banking
3 1 (0.39%) French Language
Job Titles
1 28 (10.81%) Wintel Engineer
2 23 (8.88%) Analyst
3 20 (7.72%) Integration Engineer
4 17 (6.56%) Desktop Support
4 17 (6.56%) Support Engineer
5 16 (6.18%) Support Analyst
6 13 (5.02%) 2nd Line Support
6 13 (5.02%) Administrator
7 12 (4.63%) Consultant
8 11 (4.25%) Architect
9 10 (3.86%) Systems Administrator
9 10 (3.86%) Build Engineer
10 8 (3.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (2.70%) Technical Support
11 7 (2.70%) Service Analyst
11 7 (2.70%) Developer
11 7 (2.70%) Citrix Engineer
11 7 (2.70%) Service Desk Analyst
11 7 (2.70%) IT Support
12 6 (2.32%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.18%) XML
2 13 (5.02%) HTML
3 11 (4.25%) Application Packaging
4 10 (3.86%) .NET
5 7 (2.70%) ASP.NET
5 7 (2.70%) Web Services
6 5 (1.93%) SOAP
6 5 (1.93%) RESTful
6 5 (1.93%) JSON
7 2 (0.77%) HTML5
7 2 (0.77%) OAuth
7 2 (0.77%) X-Windows
7 2 (0.77%) CSS
8 1 (0.39%) XSL
8 1 (0.39%) Middleware
8 1 (0.39%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 36 (13.90%) Clustering
2 25 (9.65%) Replication
3 13 (5.02%) PKI
4 12 (4.63%) Computer Science
5 10 (3.86%) Video Conferencing
5 10 (3.86%) Enterprise Storage
6 8 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (2.70%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.93%) iPad
8 5 (1.93%) User Experience
9 4 (1.54%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.16%) Thin Client
10 3 (1.16%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.16%) iPhone
10 3 (1.16%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.77%) iSeries
11 2 (0.77%) PDA
11 2 (0.77%) AS400
12 1 (0.39%) Device Driver
12 1 (0.39%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 149 (57.53%) Windows
2 58 (22.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 45 (17.37%) Windows Server 2003
4 44 (16.99%) Linux
5 40 (15.44%) Windows 7
6 30 (11.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (9.65%) Windows XP
8 24 (9.27%) Solaris
9 11 (4.25%) Windows 8
10 10 (3.86%) UNIX
11 7 (2.70%) Windows 2000
12 5 (1.93%) Windows Vista
13 4 (1.54%) Ubuntu
13 4 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.77%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.77%) Android
14 2 (0.77%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.77%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.39%) AIX
15 1 (0.39%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (16.99%) Configuration Management
2 27 (10.42%) ITIL
2 27 (10.42%) Software Distribution
3 26 (10.04%) Migration
4 11 (4.25%) Validation
5 10 (3.86%) High Availability
6 9 (3.47%) Unit Testing
7 8 (3.09%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (2.70%) Project Management
9 6 (2.32%) Business Continuity
10 5 (1.93%) Problem Management
10 5 (1.93%) Coaching
11 4 (1.54%) Kalman Filter
11 4 (1.54%) Security Architecture
11 4 (1.54%) Business Continuity Management
11 4 (1.54%) Technical Architecture
11 4 (1.54%) Risk Management
12 3 (1.16%) Stakeholder Management
12 3 (1.16%) Service Delivery
12 3 (1.16%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 84 (32.43%) SQL
2 26 (10.04%) PowerShell
3 19 (7.34%) VBScript
4 6 (2.32%) VB
4 6 (2.32%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.77%) C#
5 2 (0.77%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.77%) VBA
6 1 (0.39%) REXX
6 1 (0.39%) Tcl
6 1 (0.39%) XPath
Qualifications
1 74 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 70 (27.03%) SC Cleared
3 35 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (6.56%) MCITP
5 14 (5.41%) Degree
6 12 (4.63%) MCP
6 12 (4.63%) MCSE
7 11 (4.25%) MCSA
7 11 (4.25%) MCTS
8 5 (1.93%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.54%) CCIE
10 3 (1.16%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.77%) MCDST
11 2 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.39%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.39%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.39%) CCNP
12 1 (0.39%) CCNA
12 1 (0.39%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.70%) SLA
2 6 (2.32%) QA
3 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 46 (17.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (6.18%) VMware ESX
3 10 (3.86%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (2.70%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.32%) XenApp
5 6 (2.32%) vSphere
6 5 (1.93%) UAG
6 5 (1.93%) Squid
7 4 (1.54%) RACF
8 3 (1.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (1.16%) MetaFrame
9 2 (0.77%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.77%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.39%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.39%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 41 (15.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 39 (15.06%) SCCM
3 26 (10.04%) Netcool
4 25 (9.65%) Tivoli
5 16 (6.18%) SCOM
6 9 (3.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 6 (2.32%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (1.93%) FortiGate
9 4 (1.54%) SCSM
10 3 (1.16%) DameWare
11 2 (0.77%) WSUS
11 2 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
12 1 (0.39%) Backup Exec
12 1 (0.39%) HP Operations Orchestration
12 1 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 97 (37.45%) Microsoft
2 82 (31.66%) Citrix
3 73 (28.19%) VMware
4 27 (10.42%) Veritas
5 20 (7.72%) HP
6 16 (6.18%) Altiris
7 12 (4.63%) Cisco
8 8 (3.09%) Oracle
9 7 (2.70%) IBM
9 7 (2.70%) Avaya
9 7 (2.70%) McAfee
10 6 (2.32%) Polycom
10 6 (2.32%) CA
10 6 (2.32%) NetApp
10 6 (2.32%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.93%) EMC
11 5 (1.93%) LANDesk
11 5 (1.93%) SolarWinds
11 5 (1.93%) CheckPoint
11 5 (1.93%) Symantec
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