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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
UK / Scotland
Rank 17 27 32
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 123 148 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 7.42% 5.60% 5.29%
As % of the System Software category 58.29% 51.39% 59.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 80 70
Median daily rate £313 £310 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -6.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £149 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £410 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 6
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.75 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.58% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.84 £14.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £16.75 £17.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%

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
211 288 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.73% 10.89% 8.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 149 115
Median daily rate £364 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.22% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £430 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 8
Median hourly rate £18.00 £15.75 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +21.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £14.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £38.00 £17.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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
Edinburgh +20 57 £375 +29.31% 4
Glasgow +9 42 £225 -22.74% 6
Renfrewshire +2 10 £310 -6.06% 1
Aberdeen -9 3 - -
Fife 0 2 £195 -75.62%
Inverclyde +4 1 - -
West Lothian -7 1 - - 1
Strathclyde - 1 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £135 -
Moray - 1 £100 -
Active Directory
UK

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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.

1 241 (71.09%) Windows
2 194 (57.23%) Microsoft
3 118 (34.81%) Windows Server
4 113 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 106 (31.27%) PowerShell
6 102 (30.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 102 (30.09%) DNS
7 97 (28.61%) VMware
7 97 (28.61%) Security Cleared
8 81 (23.89%) Windows 7
9 79 (23.30%) MS Exchange
10 78 (23.01%) DHCP
11 77 (22.71%) SC Cleared
12 73 (21.53%) MS Excel
13 72 (21.24%) Microsoft Certification
14 71 (20.94%) Citrix
14 71 (20.94%) Office 365
15 65 (19.17%) SCCM
15 65 (19.17%) SQL Server
16 63 (18.58%) VMware Infrastructure
17 60 (17.70%) SQL
18 59 (17.40%) Migration
19 54 (15.93%) Windows 10
20 53 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2010
20 53 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
20 53 (15.63%) ITIL
21 48 (14.16%) MCSE
21 48 (14.16%) SharePoint
22 46 (13.57%) Hyper-V
23 45 (13.27%) Degree

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 79 (23.30%) MS Exchange
2 53 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 48 (14.16%) SharePoint
4 39 (11.50%) Skype for Business
5 33 (9.73%) Exchange Server 2013
6 26 (7.67%) Exchange Server 2007
7 25 (7.37%) OpenStack
8 11 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (2.65%) IIS
10 8 (2.36%) Office Communications Server
11 6 (1.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.29%) CMS
12 1 (0.29%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 73 (21.53%) MS Excel
2 40 (11.80%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.88%) assyst
2 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 71 (20.94%) Office 365
2 26 (7.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.59%) IaaS
4 2 (0.59%) OneDrive
4 2 (0.59%) PaaS
4 2 (0.59%) SaaS
5 1 (0.29%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 102 (30.09%) DNS
2 78 (23.01%) DHCP
3 42 (12.39%) Firewall
4 32 (9.44%) Skype
5 31 (9.14%) SAN
6 27 (7.96%) LDAP
6 27 (7.96%) WAN
7 23 (6.78%) LAN
8 22 (6.49%) Kerberos
9 20 (5.90%) TCP/IP
10 19 (5.60%) Internet
11 18 (5.31%) X.500
12 13 (3.83%) NAS
12 13 (3.83%) VPN
13 12 (3.54%) Intranet
14 11 (3.24%) VSAN
15 8 (2.36%) VLAN
16 7 (2.06%) IPsec
16 7 (2.06%) SNMP
16 7 (2.06%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (19.17%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.18%) MySQL
4 3 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.29%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (4.13%) StarTeam
2 2 (0.59%) AdminStudio
2 2 (0.59%) InstallShield
2 2 (0.59%) TestDirector
2 2 (0.59%) WinDbg
General
1 36 (10.62%) Finance
2 10 (2.95%) Publishing
3 8 (2.36%) Law
4 3 (0.88%) Banking
4 3 (0.88%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 60 (17.70%) Analyst
2 32 (9.44%) Active Directory Engineer
3 26 (7.67%) Support Engineer
4 22 (6.49%) 2nd Line Support
5 20 (5.90%) Consultant
6 18 (5.31%) Windows Engineer
7 17 (5.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 15 (4.42%) Architect
8 15 (4.42%) Support Analyst
9 14 (4.13%) 3rd Line Support
9 14 (4.13%) IT Support
10 13 (3.83%) IT Engineer
10 13 (3.83%) Messaging Specialist
11 11 (3.24%) Test Analyst
12 10 (2.95%) Lync Specialist
12 10 (2.95%) Security Engineer
13 9 (2.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 9 (2.65%) IT Analyst
13 9 (2.65%) Office 365 Specialist
14 8 (2.36%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.06%) .NET
1 7 (2.06%) ASP.NET
2 6 (1.77%) Middleware
3 1 (0.29%) JSON
3 1 (0.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (11.80%) Computer Science
2 32 (9.44%) Data Centre
3 27 (7.96%) Replication
4 25 (7.37%) PKI
5 24 (7.08%) Clustering
6 21 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (4.72%) Management Information System
8 10 (2.95%) Mobile App
9 9 (2.65%) Blackberry
10 7 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (1.18%) Client/Server
12 4 (1.18%) Fat Client
12 4 (1.18%) Private Cloud
12 4 (1.18%) Thin Client
13 2 (0.59%) CESG
13 2 (0.59%) iPad
13 2 (0.59%) PDA
14 1 (0.29%) Enterprise Storage
14 1 (0.29%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 241 (71.09%) Windows
2 118 (34.81%) Windows Server
3 113 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 102 (30.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 81 (23.89%) Windows 7
6 54 (15.93%) Windows 10
7 53 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 29 (8.55%) Windows XP
9 26 (7.67%) Linux
10 15 (4.42%) Android
11 14 (4.13%) AIX
11 14 (4.13%) Apple iOS
12 11 (3.24%) Solaris
13 10 (2.95%) Windows 8
14 9 (2.65%) Windows Mobile
15 5 (1.47%) Unix
16 4 (1.18%) Windows Phone
17 2 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 2 (0.59%) VMS
18 1 (0.29%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (17.40%) Migration
2 53 (15.63%) ITIL
3 22 (6.49%) Change Management
4 21 (6.19%) Load Balancing
5 18 (5.31%) Application Packaging
5 18 (5.31%) Server Building
5 18 (5.31%) Software Testing
6 17 (5.01%) Server Virtualisation
7 16 (4.72%) Test Scripting
8 15 (4.42%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (4.13%) Disaster Recovery
9 14 (4.13%) Project Management
9 14 (4.13%) Virtual Environments
10 13 (3.83%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (3.83%) Software Distribution
11 12 (3.54%) Smoke Testing
12 10 (2.95%) Configuration Management
12 10 (2.95%) Software Delivery
13 9 (2.65%) Change Control
14 8 (2.36%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 106 (31.27%) PowerShell
2 60 (17.70%) SQL
3 12 (3.54%) VBScript
4 11 (3.24%) C#
5 9 (2.65%) Python
6 6 (1.77%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.77%) Jython
7 5 (1.47%) Perl
7 5 (1.47%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.59%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.59%) C
9 1 (0.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 97 (28.61%) Security Cleared
2 77 (22.71%) SC Cleared
3 72 (21.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 48 (14.16%) MCSE
5 45 (13.27%) Degree
6 31 (9.14%) MCTS
7 20 (5.90%) MCP
7 20 (5.90%) MCSA
8 17 (5.01%) ISTQB
9 14 (4.13%) MCITP
9 14 (4.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (2.36%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (1.18%) CCNP
12 4 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.59%) CISSP
13 2 (0.59%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.29%) CISM
14 1 (0.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.42%) Disclosure Scotland
2 9 (2.65%) SLA
3 1 (0.29%) COBIT
3 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 63 (18.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 46 (13.57%) Hyper-V
3 27 (7.96%) vSphere
3 27 (7.96%) XenApp
4 24 (7.08%) Microsoft App-V
5 21 (6.19%) XenDesktop
6 18 (5.31%) VMware ESX
7 7 (2.06%) Firmware
8 6 (1.77%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.47%) DFS Replication
10 4 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (1.18%) XenServer
11 2 (0.59%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.59%) Brightmail
11 2 (0.59%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 2 (0.59%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.29%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 65 (19.17%) SCCM
2 21 (6.19%) Netcool
3 17 (5.01%) McAfee ePO
4 15 (4.42%) Norton AntiVirus
5 14 (4.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 12 (3.54%) vRealize
7 11 (3.24%) PowerCLI
8 10 (2.95%) AirWatch
8 10 (2.95%) SCOM
9 8 (2.36%) Puppet
10 7 (2.06%) SCOrch
10 7 (2.06%) Tivoli
11 6 (1.77%) BladeLogic
11 6 (1.77%) HP Operations Orchestration
12 5 (1.47%) WSUS
13 4 (1.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 4 (1.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
15 2 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
15 2 (0.59%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 194 (57.23%) Microsoft
2 97 (28.61%) VMware
3 71 (20.94%) Citrix
4 39 (11.50%) HP
5 27 (7.96%) Cisco
6 24 (7.08%) Symantec
7 23 (6.78%) Dell
8 21 (6.19%) Veritas
9 19 (5.60%) Intel Security
10 12 (3.54%) CA
11 10 (2.95%) IronPort
12 9 (2.65%) Apple
13 8 (2.36%) AppSense
14 7 (2.06%) CheckPoint
15 6 (1.77%) BMC
15 6 (1.77%) IBM
15 6 (1.77%) NetApp
15 6 (1.77%) Red Hat
16 5 (1.47%) Avaya
16 5 (1.47%) Oracle
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £230.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Scotland
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago