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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 27 32 54
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +22
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 158 140 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.41% 5.40% 3.10%
As % of the System Software category 65.56% 56.91% 43.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 60 32
Average daily rate
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£230 £175 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.42% -41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £118 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £438 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 8
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.17 £20.00 £55.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
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
241 246 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 8.25% 9.49% 7.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 107 70
Average daily rate £310 £315 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.58% -10.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £123 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -5.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 8
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £110.00 £24.00 £55.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -3.12%

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 3 June 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 3 June 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 3 June 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 +6 67 £184 +28.94% 8
Glasgow +1 27 £310 +77.14% 5
Renfrewshire +5 23 £435 +33.84%
Aberdeen +11 16 £180 +56.52% 1
West Lothian +2 12 £258 +110.20%
Fife - 8 £100 -
North Lanarkshire -3 6 £180 -10.55%
Highlands -5 4 £105 - 1
Scottish Borders 0 2 £115 -9.80% 1
Dundee - 2 £250 - 2
Active Directory
UK

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 June 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.

1 189 (65.85%) Windows
2 131 (45.64%) Microsoft
3 76 (26.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 75 (26.13%) Windows 7
4 75 (26.13%) Citrix
5 67 (23.34%) VMware
6 65 (22.65%) SQL
7 64 (22.30%) MS Exchange
8 63 (21.95%) Security Cleared
9 57 (19.86%) Microsoft Certification
10 55 (19.16%) SCCM
11 51 (17.77%) SC Cleared
12 50 (17.42%) ITIL
13 48 (16.72%) Windows Server 2003
13 48 (16.72%) Windows Server 2012
14 46 (16.03%) MS Excel
15 45 (15.68%) HP
16 44 (15.33%) DNS
16 44 (15.33%) MS Office
17 38 (13.24%) Windows XP
18 37 (12.89%) VMware Infrastructure
19 35 (12.20%) Data Centre
19 35 (12.20%) Linux
20 34 (11.85%) Migration
21 33 (11.50%) Cisco
22 31 (10.80%) Finance
23 30 (10.45%) Server Building
23 30 (10.45%) PowerShell
24 28 (9.76%) DHCP
25 27 (9.41%) MCSE

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 64 (22.30%) MS Exchange
2 25 (8.71%) SharePoint
3 22 (7.67%) Lync
4 18 (6.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (6.27%) Exchange Server 2007
5 13 (4.53%) IIS
6 9 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (1.74%) JBoss
8 3 (1.05%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.05%) WorkSite
9 2 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.70%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.70%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.70%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.35%) JRun
10 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 46 (16.03%) MS Excel
2 44 (15.33%) MS Office
3 2 (0.70%) MS Project
3 2 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.05%) assyst
2 1 (0.35%) Towers Watson Igloo
2 1 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 44 (15.33%) DNS
2 28 (9.76%) DHCP
3 26 (9.06%) SAN
3 26 (9.06%) IPsec
4 25 (8.71%) LDAP
5 24 (8.36%) LAN
6 18 (6.27%) WAN
6 18 (6.27%) Firewall
7 16 (5.57%) NAS
8 14 (4.88%) VPN
9 11 (3.83%) TCP/IP
9 11 (3.83%) VoIP
10 8 (2.79%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (2.44%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (2.09%) Internet
13 5 (1.74%) X.500
13 5 (1.74%) iSCSI
13 5 (1.74%) Ethernet
13 5 (1.74%) Kerberos
13 5 (1.74%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.27%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.05%) EDRMS
2 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.35%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (2.09%) MSI
2 5 (1.74%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.74%) AdminStudio
3 2 (0.70%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.70%) Fiddler
3 2 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.70%) Ant
4 1 (0.35%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.35%) QUnit
4 1 (0.35%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.35%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.35%) NUnit
4 1 (0.35%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.35%) Subversion
4 1 (0.35%) WinRunner
4 1 (0.35%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.35%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 31 (10.80%) Finance
2 11 (3.83%) Banking
3 4 (1.39%) Law
3 4 (1.39%) Legal
4 1 (0.35%) Front Office
4 1 (0.35%) Retail
4 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.35%) French Language
Job Titles
1 67 (23.34%) Analyst
2 38 (13.24%) Support Analyst
3 30 (10.45%) Support Engineer
4 25 (8.71%) Desktop Support
4 25 (8.71%) Wintel Engineer
5 23 (8.01%) 2nd Line Support
6 19 (6.62%) Administrator
7 16 (5.57%) Service Analyst
7 16 (5.57%) Service Desk Analyst
7 16 (5.57%) Integration Engineer
8 14 (4.88%) IT Support
9 12 (4.18%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 12 (4.18%) Desktop Engineer
9 12 (4.18%) Network Engineer
10 11 (3.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (3.83%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 9 (3.14%) Technical Leader
11 9 (3.14%) Server Engineer
11 9 (3.14%) Architect
11 9 (3.14%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (6.27%) Application Packaging
2 15 (5.23%) HTML
3 14 (4.88%) XML
4 13 (4.53%) .NET
5 11 (3.83%) ASP.NET
6 9 (3.14%) CSS
7 7 (2.44%) .NET Framework
8 6 (2.09%) Web Services
9 3 (1.05%) Middleware
9 3 (1.05%) Ajax
10 2 (0.70%) Hibernate
10 2 (0.70%) JMS
10 2 (0.70%) Struts
10 2 (0.70%) JSP
10 2 (0.70%) J2EE
10 2 (0.70%) HTML5
10 2 (0.70%) JPA
10 2 (0.70%) OAuth
11 1 (0.35%) RESTful
11 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 35 (12.20%) Data Centre
2 21 (7.32%) Computer Science
3 15 (5.23%) Clustering
4 13 (4.53%) PKI
4 13 (4.53%) Blackberry
4 13 (4.53%) Replication
5 8 (2.79%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.44%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.74%) User Experience
8 4 (1.39%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.39%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.39%) Handset
8 4 (1.39%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.05%) PDA
9 3 (1.05%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.70%) Mobile Computing
10 2 (0.70%) iPhone
10 2 (0.70%) iSeries
10 2 (0.70%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 189 (65.85%) Windows
2 76 (26.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 75 (26.13%) Windows 7
4 48 (16.72%) Windows Server 2003
4 48 (16.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 38 (13.24%) Windows XP
6 35 (12.20%) Linux
7 13 (4.53%) Windows 8
8 11 (3.83%) Solaris
8 11 (3.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (3.48%) Windows Vista
10 7 (2.44%) Android
11 5 (1.74%) UNIX
12 4 (1.39%) Windows 2000
13 3 (1.05%) AIX
13 3 (1.05%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.35%) NetWare
14 1 (0.35%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (17.42%) ITIL
2 34 (11.85%) Migration
3 30 (10.45%) Server Building
4 27 (9.41%) Configuration Management
5 13 (4.53%) Project Management
5 13 (4.53%) Software Distribution
6 10 (3.48%) Service Delivery
7 8 (2.79%) Service Management
7 8 (2.79%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (2.79%) Validation
7 8 (2.79%) High Availability
8 6 (2.09%) ITIL V3
8 6 (2.09%) Patch Management
8 6 (2.09%) Load Balancing
8 6 (2.09%) Risk Management
9 5 (1.74%) Network Design
9 5 (1.74%) Incident Management
9 5 (1.74%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (1.74%) Change Management
9 5 (1.74%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 65 (22.65%) SQL
2 30 (10.45%) PowerShell
3 9 (3.14%) VBScript
4 7 (2.44%) VB
4 7 (2.44%) JavaScript
5 6 (2.09%) VBA
6 5 (1.74%) C#
7 4 (1.39%) Java
8 3 (1.05%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.70%) C
9 2 (0.70%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.70%) REXX
9 2 (0.70%) Tcl
10 1 (0.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 63 (21.95%) Security Cleared
2 57 (19.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 51 (17.77%) SC Cleared
4 27 (9.41%) MCSE
5 26 (9.06%) Degree
6 19 (6.62%) MCITP
7 16 (5.57%) MCSA
7 16 (5.57%) MCP
8 8 (2.79%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.39%) MCTS
9 4 (1.39%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.39%) CCIE
9 4 (1.39%) CCNP
9 4 (1.39%) CCNA
10 3 (1.05%) MCSD
10 3 (1.05%) HND
10 3 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.05%) MCDST
11 2 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.53%) SLA
2 4 (1.39%) QA
3 2 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.35%) BS7799
System Software
1 37 (12.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (5.92%) Hyper-V
3 16 (5.57%) VMware ESX
4 12 (4.18%) Microsoft App-V
5 11 (3.83%) vSphere
6 4 (1.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 4 (1.39%) VMware Server
7 3 (1.05%) UAG
7 3 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.05%) Squid
7 3 (1.05%) XenApp
8 2 (0.70%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.35%) RACF
9 1 (0.35%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.35%) Veritas File System
9 1 (0.35%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 55 (19.16%) SCCM
2 26 (9.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 10 (3.48%) Tivoli
3 10 (3.48%) Netcool
4 8 (2.79%) Backup Exec
5 7 (2.44%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (2.09%) WSUS
6 6 (2.09%) SCOM
7 4 (1.39%) DameWare
8 3 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (1.05%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.70%) SCSM
9 2 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.70%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.35%) WMI
10 1 (0.35%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.35%) ArcSight ESM
10 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 131 (45.64%) Microsoft
2 75 (26.13%) Citrix
3 67 (23.34%) VMware
4 45 (15.68%) HP
5 33 (11.50%) Cisco
6 16 (5.57%) Red Hat
7 13 (4.53%) Veritas
8 12 (4.18%) Oracle
9 10 (3.48%) McAfee
10 9 (3.14%) CommVault
11 8 (2.79%) CheckPoint
11 8 (2.79%) Symantec
12 6 (2.09%) CA
13 5 (1.74%) F5
14 4 (1.39%) Lotus
14 4 (1.39%) Avaya
14 4 (1.39%) Sophos
15 3 (1.05%) Remedy
15 3 (1.05%) Altiris
15 3 (1.05%) SolarWinds
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