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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 27 40 26
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -14
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 171 75 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.20% 3.05% 3.74%
As % of the System Software category 68.67% 46.88% 55.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 32 37
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£293 £331 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.69% +14.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £145 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £419 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £269 £275 £280
% change year-on-year
-2.18% -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 8
Average hourly rate £12.25 £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.25% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £9.35 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £55.50 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -3.12%
System Software Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
249 160 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.03% 6.51% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 74 66
Average daily rate £325 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £225 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 12
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.35 £13.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £55.50 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +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 30 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 30 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 +5 55 £293 -22.00% 9
Glasgow 0 32 £238 -26.84% 7
Aberdeen +18 13 £110 -37.14% 2
Inverclyde 0 3 - -
Fife - 2 £360 -
West Lothian -1 1 - - 2
Stirling - 1 - - 1
Highlands - 1 - -
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
South Ayrshire - - - -
Midlothian - - - -
Lothian - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Moray - - - -
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Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 228 (76.77%) Windows
2 137 (46.13%) Microsoft
3 114 (38.38%) Security Cleared
4 110 (37.04%) SC Cleared
5 94 (31.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 91 (30.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 83 (27.95%) VMware
8 71 (23.91%) Windows 7
9 68 (22.90%) MS Office
10 61 (20.54%) Windows XP
11 55 (18.52%) Citrix
12 54 (18.18%) MS Exchange
13 49 (16.50%) VMware Infrastructure
14 48 (16.16%) SCCM
14 48 (16.16%) DNS
15 47 (15.82%) HP
16 44 (14.81%) PowerShell
17 42 (14.14%) SQL
18 37 (12.46%) SAN
19 33 (11.11%) ITIL
20 32 (10.77%) DHCP
20 32 (10.77%) Microsoft Certification
21 31 (10.44%) SharePoint
22 26 (8.75%) Migration
23 25 (8.42%) Firewall
23 25 (8.42%) MS Excel
23 25 (8.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
24 24 (8.08%) LAN
24 24 (8.08%) Cisco
24 24 (8.08%) VBScript

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 54 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 31 (10.44%) SharePoint
3 21 (7.07%) IIS
4 16 (5.39%) Exchange Server 2007
5 15 (5.05%) Lync
6 14 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
8 10 (3.37%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 9 (3.03%) IBM Notes
10 4 (1.35%) CICS
10 4 (1.35%) WebSphere
11 3 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.34%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 68 (22.90%) MS Office
2 25 (8.42%) MS Excel
3 8 (2.69%) MS Project
4 1 (0.34%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (1.68%) assyst
2 4 (1.35%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.01%) Office 365
1 3 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 48 (16.16%) DNS
2 37 (12.46%) SAN
3 32 (10.77%) DHCP
4 25 (8.42%) Firewall
5 24 (8.08%) LAN
6 23 (7.74%) WAN
7 19 (6.40%) VLAN
8 14 (4.71%) X.500
9 13 (4.38%) TCP/IP
10 11 (3.70%) VPN
10 11 (3.70%) VoIP
11 10 (3.37%) IPsec
11 10 (3.37%) NAS
12 9 (3.03%) LDAP
13 6 (2.02%) Kerberos
14 4 (1.35%) Ethernet
14 4 (1.35%) IP Telephony
14 4 (1.35%) Wireless
15 3 (1.01%) Fibre Channel
15 3 (1.01%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (2.02%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (1.35%) DB2
5 3 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.67%) MS Access
7 1 (0.34%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 11 (3.70%) MSI
2 3 (1.01%) TestDirector
3 2 (0.67%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.34%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.34%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.34%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.34%) ClearCase
General
1 21 (7.07%) Finance
2 16 (5.39%) Banking
3 3 (1.01%) German Language
4 1 (0.34%) Games
4 1 (0.34%) Italian Language
4 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (14.48%) Wintel Engineer
2 40 (13.47%) Analyst
3 30 (10.10%) Support Engineer
4 24 (8.08%) Desktop Support
4 24 (8.08%) 2nd Line Support
5 19 (6.40%) Support Analyst
5 19 (6.40%) Desktop Engineer
6 16 (5.39%) Service Desk Analyst
6 16 (5.39%) Service Analyst
7 14 (4.71%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 13 (4.38%) Consultant
9 11 (3.70%) Architect
10 10 (3.37%) Developer
10 10 (3.37%) Server Engineer
10 10 (3.37%) Applications Packager
11 9 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support
11 9 (3.03%) Administrator
11 9 (3.03%) SharePoint Developer
12 8 (2.69%) Citrix Engineer
12 8 (2.69%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.07%) XML
2 20 (6.73%) Application Packaging
3 14 (4.71%) .NET
4 10 (3.37%) ASP.NET
4 10 (3.37%) HTML
5 9 (3.03%) RESTful
5 9 (3.03%) JSON
5 9 (3.03%) SOAP
5 9 (3.03%) Web Services
6 7 (2.36%) Software Packaging
7 4 (1.35%) CSS
7 4 (1.35%) Middleware
7 4 (1.35%) HTML5
8 3 (1.01%) EDI
9 2 (0.67%) COM
10 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (0.34%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.06%) Replication
2 11 (3.70%) Clustering
2 11 (3.70%) Blackberry
3 9 (3.03%) Fat Client
3 9 (3.03%) PKI
3 9 (3.03%) Thin Client
4 8 (2.69%) PDA
5 7 (2.36%) Enterprise Storage
6 6 (2.02%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.35%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.35%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.35%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.35%) IBM Mainframe
8 3 (1.01%) EqualLogic
9 2 (0.67%) CLARiiON
9 2 (0.67%) AS400
9 2 (0.67%) iSeries
10 1 (0.34%) iPad
10 1 (0.34%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 228 (76.77%) Windows
2 94 (31.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 91 (30.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 71 (23.91%) Windows 7
5 61 (20.54%) Windows XP
6 13 (4.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (4.38%) Linux
7 9 (3.03%) Windows 8
8 8 (2.69%) UNIX
8 8 (2.69%) Windows 2000
8 8 (2.69%) Apple iOS
9 5 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.68%) Windows Vista
9 5 (1.68%) AIX
10 4 (1.35%) Solaris
10 4 (1.35%) zOS
10 4 (1.35%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.67%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.67%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.34%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (11.11%) ITIL
2 26 (8.75%) Migration
3 13 (4.38%) Enterprise Architecture
4 12 (4.04%) Service Delivery
5 10 (3.37%) Data Management
6 7 (2.36%) Unit Testing
6 7 (2.36%) Project Management
7 6 (2.02%) Change Management
7 6 (2.02%) Software Distribution
7 6 (2.02%) High Availability
8 5 (1.68%) Data Mapping
8 5 (1.68%) Service Management
8 5 (1.68%) Incident Management
9 4 (1.35%) Configuration Management
9 4 (1.35%) Network Design
9 4 (1.35%) Workflow
9 4 (1.35%) Identity Management
9 4 (1.35%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (1.35%) Validation
9 4 (1.35%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 44 (14.81%) PowerShell
2 42 (14.14%) SQL
3 24 (8.08%) VBScript
4 14 (4.71%) VB
5 10 (3.37%) JavaScript
6 6 (2.02%) C#
7 2 (0.67%) Tcl
8 1 (0.34%) VB6
8 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.34%) REXX
8 1 (0.34%) Perl
8 1 (0.34%) C++
8 1 (0.34%) Java
8 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.34%) VBA
8 1 (0.34%) Python
Qualifications
1 114 (38.38%) Security Cleared
2 110 (37.04%) SC Cleared
3 32 (10.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (5.05%) MCP
5 14 (4.71%) Degree
6 8 (2.69%) MCSE
6 8 (2.69%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (2.36%) MCTS
8 6 (2.02%) MCSA
8 6 (2.02%) MCITP
9 3 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.01%) CCNA
10 2 (0.67%) MCDST
10 2 (0.67%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.34%) CISM
11 1 (0.34%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.06%) QA
2 9 (3.03%) SLA
3 4 (1.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 49 (16.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (7.74%) Microsoft App-V
3 20 (6.73%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (5.39%) vSphere
5 12 (4.04%) XenApp
6 7 (2.36%) Hyper-V
6 7 (2.36%) Terminal Services
7 5 (1.68%) VMware Server
7 5 (1.68%) VMware ESX
8 4 (1.35%) SRDF
8 4 (1.35%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.67%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.34%) XenServer
10 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.34%) Samba
10 1 (0.34%) Novell eDirectory
10 1 (0.34%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.34%) NFS
Systems Management
1 48 (16.16%) SCCM
2 25 (8.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 12 (4.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 11 (3.70%) WSUS
4 11 (3.70%) Netcool
5 6 (2.02%) MIIS
5 6 (2.02%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (1.68%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (1.35%) Tivoli
8 3 (1.01%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.67%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.67%) DameWare
10 1 (0.34%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.34%) SCOM
10 1 (0.34%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 137 (46.13%) Microsoft
2 83 (27.95%) VMware
3 55 (18.52%) Citrix
4 47 (15.82%) HP
5 24 (8.08%) Cisco
6 19 (6.40%) Altiris
7 17 (5.72%) Dell
8 15 (5.05%) Fortinet
9 14 (4.71%) EMC
10 12 (4.04%) Symantec
11 10 (3.37%) Lotus
12 9 (3.03%) CA
12 9 (3.03%) McAfee
13 8 (2.69%) IBM
14 7 (2.36%) Veritas
14 7 (2.36%) Oracle
15 6 (2.02%) NetApp
15 6 (2.02%) AppSense
16 5 (1.68%) ServiceNow
16 5 (1.68%) CommVault
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