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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 16 34 26
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -8
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 290 140 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.84% 4.65% 6.75%
As % of the System Software category 57.20% 57.14% 65.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 63 94
Median daily rate £310 £225 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.77% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £111 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £383 £421
UK excluding London median daily rate £321 £300 £267
% change year-on-year
+7.00% +12.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 8
Median hourly rate £36.00 £16.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% +12.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 £11.80 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £29.84 £19.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
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
507 245 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.20% 8.13% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 106 140
Median daily rate £325 £280 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% -10.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £115 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £400 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 16
Median hourly rate £39.25 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+130.88% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.47 £12.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £30.84 £26.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+25.71% +12.90%

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 June 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 June 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 June 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 +1 122 £320 -7.31% 1
Edinburgh +10 81 £315 +117.24% 9
Glasgow +23 48 £230 -13.20% 7
Lanarkshire +5 3 £115 -58.92%
Dundee +3 3 £135 -21.73%
Scottish Borders -3 3 £275 +139.13%
West Lothian +1 2 £310 +20.38%
Aberdeen -10 2 £118 -34.72%
Highlands +6 1 - -
South Ayrshire +4 1 - -
Inverclyde +3 1 £165 -34.00%
North Lanarkshire +2 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
Active Directory
UK

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 371 (78.44%) Windows
2 267 (56.45%) Microsoft
3 217 (45.88%) Windows Server
4 207 (43.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 172 (36.36%) PowerShell
6 166 (35.10%) Security Cleared
7 156 (32.98%) Citrix
8 153 (32.35%) DNS
8 153 (32.35%) VMware
8 153 (32.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 138 (29.18%) Microsoft Certification
10 133 (28.12%) SQL Server
11 128 (27.06%) SQL
12 122 (25.79%) SC Cleared
13 118 (24.95%) MS Exchange
13 118 (24.95%) Windows Server 2003
14 105 (22.20%) ITIL
15 101 (21.35%) VMware Infrastructure
16 100 (21.14%) Windows 7
17 98 (20.72%) DHCP
18 91 (19.24%) Hyper-V
19 88 (18.60%) MS Excel
19 88 (18.60%) Clustering
20 80 (16.91%) MCSE
21 78 (16.49%) HP
22 73 (15.43%) SCCM
23 69 (14.59%) Office 365
24 68 (14.38%) Exchange Server 2010
25 65 (13.74%) Migration
25 65 (13.74%) SAN

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
1 118 (24.95%) MS Exchange
2 68 (14.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 60 (12.68%) SharePoint
4 56 (11.84%) Skype for Business
5 52 (10.99%) Exchange Server 2007
5 52 (10.99%) Exchange Server 2013
6 49 (10.36%) OpenStack
7 35 (7.40%) Exchange Server 2003
8 24 (5.07%) Office Communications Server
9 16 (3.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 8 (1.69%) IIS
11 4 (0.85%) Apache
11 4 (0.85%) Live Communications Server
12 3 (0.63%) lighttpd
12 3 (0.63%) nginx
13 2 (0.42%) NServiceBus
14 1 (0.21%) IBM Notes
14 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 88 (18.60%) MS Excel
2 41 (8.67%) MS Office
3 8 (1.69%) MS Project
4 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.06%) assyst
2 3 (0.63%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.21%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 69 (14.59%) Office 365
2 24 (5.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.42%) Bluemix
4 2 (0.42%) IaaS
4 2 (0.42%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.42%) PaaS
5 1 (0.21%) HP Helion
5 1 (0.21%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 153 (32.35%) DNS
2 98 (20.72%) DHCP
3 65 (13.74%) SAN
4 48 (10.15%) Firewall
5 42 (8.88%) LDAP
6 34 (7.19%) Skype
7 33 (6.98%) Kerberos
8 24 (5.07%) LAN
9 23 (4.86%) TCP/IP
9 23 (4.86%) WAN
10 20 (4.23%) NetScaler
11 16 (3.38%) X.500
12 14 (2.96%) SNMP
13 13 (2.75%) VPN
14 12 (2.54%) HTTP
14 12 (2.54%) SSL
15 10 (2.11%) NAS
15 10 (2.11%) SMTP
16 9 (1.90%) Network Security
17 7 (1.48%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (28.12%) SQL Server
2 25 (5.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (2.96%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (2.75%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (1.48%) MySQL
6 7 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.06%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.85%) Informix
8 4 (0.85%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.21%) DB2
10 1 (0.21%) Ingres
10 1 (0.21%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.21%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.21%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.21%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 32 (6.77%) HP UFT
1 32 (6.77%) WinRunner
2 30 (6.34%) TestDirector
3 6 (1.27%) StarTeam
4 2 (0.42%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.21%) Ant
5 1 (0.21%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.21%) Hudson
5 1 (0.21%) JUnit
5 1 (0.21%) Maven
5 1 (0.21%) Mockito
5 1 (0.21%) MSI
5 1 (0.21%) Subversion
5 1 (0.21%) TeamCity
General
1 57 (12.05%) Finance
2 24 (5.07%) Banking
3 20 (4.23%) Financial Institution
4 14 (2.96%) Law
5 4 (0.85%) Retail
5 4 (0.85%) Retail Banking
6 3 (0.63%) Front Office
6 3 (0.63%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.42%) Back Office
7 2 (0.42%) German Language
7 2 (0.42%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.21%) Advertising
8 1 (0.21%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.21%) Local Government
8 1 (0.21%) Publishing
8 1 (0.21%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 68 (14.38%) Analyst
2 54 (11.42%) Active Directory Engineer
3 39 (8.25%) Consultant
4 29 (6.13%) Test Analyst
5 28 (5.92%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 25 (5.29%) Administrator
6 25 (5.29%) Support Engineer
7 24 (5.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 22 (4.65%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
8 22 (4.65%) Security Consultant
8 22 (4.65%) Virtualisation Engineer
9 21 (4.44%) Wintel Engineer
10 20 (4.23%) Messaging Engineer
11 19 (4.02%) Architect
12 18 (3.81%) IT Support
13 17 (3.59%) 2nd Line Support
13 17 (3.59%) 3rd Line Support
14 13 (2.75%) Project Manager
14 13 (2.75%) Support Analyst
14 13 (2.75%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.54%) HTML
1 12 (2.54%) Middleware
2 10 (2.11%) CSS
3 8 (1.69%) XML
4 7 (1.48%) Web Services
5 6 (1.27%) OAuth
6 4 (0.85%) Django
6 4 (0.85%) Laravel
6 4 (0.85%) Regular Expression
7 3 (0.63%) LAMP
7 3 (0.63%) LAPP Stack
7 3 (0.63%) LEMP Stack
8 2 (0.42%) .NET
8 2 (0.42%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.42%) MSMQ
8 2 (0.42%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.21%) Apache CXF
9 1 (0.21%) JSON
9 1 (0.21%) REST
9 1 (0.21%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 88 (18.60%) Clustering
2 61 (12.90%) Data Centre
3 44 (9.30%) PKI
4 33 (6.98%) Computer Science
5 31 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
6 28 (5.92%) Replication
7 26 (5.50%) PDA
8 18 (3.81%) Blackberry
8 18 (3.81%) Hedge funds
9 15 (3.17%) Hybrid Cloud
10 12 (2.54%) Mainframe
11 11 (2.33%) Client/Server
12 10 (2.11%) Private Cloud
13 7 (1.48%) Public Cloud
14 6 (1.27%) Cryptography
14 6 (1.27%) Driving Licence
14 6 (1.27%) Enterprise Storage
15 5 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
16 4 (0.85%) CESG
17 3 (0.63%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 371 (78.44%) Windows
2 217 (45.88%) Windows Server
3 207 (43.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 153 (32.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 118 (24.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 100 (21.14%) Windows 7
7 54 (11.42%) Windows XP
8 36 (7.61%) Linux
9 35 (7.40%) AIX
10 33 (6.98%) Unix
11 24 (5.07%) Windows 10
12 15 (3.17%) Solaris
13 9 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (1.48%) Android
15 5 (1.06%) Apple iOS
15 5 (1.06%) Debian
15 5 (1.06%) SUSE
15 5 (1.06%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.85%) Windows 2000
16 4 (0.85%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (22.20%) ITIL
2 65 (13.74%) Migration
3 47 (9.94%) Change Management
4 43 (9.09%) Software Testing
5 35 (7.40%) Load Balancing
6 32 (6.77%) Test Automation
6 32 (6.77%) Test Scripting
7 26 (5.50%) Application Packaging
8 23 (4.86%) Identity Access Management
9 19 (4.02%) Virtual Environments
10 17 (3.59%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (2.75%) Performance Tuning
11 13 (2.75%) Risk Management
12 12 (2.54%) High Availability
12 12 (2.54%) Incident Management
12 12 (2.54%) Root Cause Analysis
12 12 (2.54%) Server Virtualisation
12 12 (2.54%) Service Management
13 11 (2.33%) Conflict Management
13 11 (2.33%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 172 (36.36%) PowerShell
2 128 (27.06%) SQL
3 46 (9.73%) VBScript
4 17 (3.59%) JavaScript
5 13 (2.75%) Python
6 12 (2.54%) Perl
7 8 (1.69%) T-SQL
8 7 (1.48%) Java
8 7 (1.48%) Jython
9 6 (1.27%) Bash Shell
9 6 (1.27%) PHP
9 6 (1.27%) Ruby
9 6 (1.27%) VBA
10 3 (0.63%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.42%) C#
12 1 (0.21%) C
Qualifications
1 166 (35.10%) Security Cleared
2 138 (29.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 122 (25.79%) SC Cleared
4 80 (16.91%) MCSE
5 61 (12.90%) MCSA
6 58 (12.26%) MCTS
7 44 (9.30%) MCITP
8 42 (8.88%) Degree
9 33 (6.98%) ISTQB
10 31 (6.55%) MCP
11 19 (4.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 16 (3.38%) DV Cleared
13 8 (1.69%) CISSP
13 8 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
14 3 (0.63%) CISM
14 3 (0.63%) PMI Certification
15 2 (0.42%) CCA
15 2 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
15 2 (0.42%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.65%) Disclosure Scotland
1 22 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.48%) SLA
3 4 (0.85%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.63%) COBIT
4 3 (0.63%) QA
5 1 (0.21%) JSP 440
System Software
1 101 (21.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 91 (19.24%) Hyper-V
3 54 (11.42%) XenApp
4 49 (10.36%) VMware ESX
5 30 (6.34%) XenDesktop
6 24 (5.07%) vSphere
7 22 (4.65%) RACF
8 21 (4.44%) Terminal Services
9 20 (4.23%) Microsoft App-V
10 17 (3.59%) DFS Replication
11 12 (2.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 10 (2.11%) Veritas File System
12 10 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
13 8 (1.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 8 (1.69%) Virtual Desktop
13 8 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
14 6 (1.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 5 (1.06%) Firmware
15 5 (1.06%) UAG
15 5 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 73 (15.43%) SCCM
2 37 (7.82%) McAfee ePO
3 34 (7.19%) Microsoft Clustering
3 34 (7.19%) Netcool
4 31 (6.55%) SCOM
4 31 (6.55%) WSUS
5 30 (6.34%) HP Quality Center
6 21 (4.44%) CA Single Sign-On
7 16 (3.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 13 (2.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 11 (2.33%) Failover Clustering
10 10 (2.11%) SCOrch
11 9 (1.90%) Nagios
11 9 (1.90%) Puppet
12 7 (1.48%) BladeLogic
12 7 (1.48%) HP Operations Orchestration
13 6 (1.27%) AirWatch
13 6 (1.27%) SCVMM
13 6 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 6 (1.27%) TADDM
Vendors
1 267 (56.45%) Microsoft
2 156 (32.98%) Citrix
3 153 (32.35%) VMware
4 78 (16.49%) HP
5 46 (9.73%) Veritas
6 43 (9.09%) Intel Security
7 37 (7.82%) CA
8 29 (6.13%) Cisco
9 23 (4.86%) Symantec
10 21 (4.44%) AppSense
10 21 (4.44%) IronPort
11 20 (4.23%) Red Hat
12 17 (3.59%) Oracle
13 9 (1.90%) NetApp
14 8 (1.69%) Altiris
14 8 (1.69%) Dell
15 7 (1.48%) BMC
15 7 (1.48%) CheckPoint
16 6 (1.27%) Apple
16 6 (1.27%) SolarWinds
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