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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 34 28 54
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +26
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 125 165 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.18% 6.21% 2.88%
As % of the System Software category 55.31% 62.98% 40.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 78 29
Average daily rate
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£213 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £107 £110 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £387 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £268 £275
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -2.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 9
Average hourly rate £15.25 £12.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.00% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £10.80 £9.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £19.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
226 262 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 7.57% 9.86% 7.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 125 70
Average daily rate £300 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £123 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 9
Average hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.35 £9.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £28.35 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -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 6 July 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 6 July 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 6 July 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 0 43 £140 -9.67% 12
Glasgow -4 22 £265 +51.42% 11
Renfrewshire -2 18 £348 +8.75%
Aberdeen +5 13 £180 +63.63% 2
West Lothian +1 12 £258 -
Fife -2 11 £100 -72.22%
North Lanarkshire -4 10 £103 -6.81%
Inverclyde -7 5 £250 -
Dundee -9 3 £173 - 1
Scottish Borders 0 2 £115 -6.12%
Highlands -4 2 £105 -
Lanarkshire -5 1 £280 +143.47%
South Lanarkshire - 1 £100 -
South Ayrshire - 1 - -
Active Directory
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Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 206 (71.03%) Windows
2 129 (44.48%) Microsoft
3 88 (30.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 82 (28.28%) Windows 7
5 74 (25.52%) MS Exchange
6 72 (24.83%) Citrix
7 66 (22.76%) VMware
8 64 (22.07%) ITIL
9 60 (20.69%) SCCM
10 57 (19.66%) Windows Server 2003
11 55 (18.97%) SQL
12 54 (18.62%) Microsoft Certification
13 53 (18.28%) Security Cleared
14 49 (16.90%) DNS
15 48 (16.55%) HP
16 46 (15.86%) MS Office
16 46 (15.86%) Windows Server 2012
17 44 (15.17%) Data Centre
17 44 (15.17%) MS Excel
18 42 (14.48%) SC Cleared
19 39 (13.45%) Windows XP
20 36 (12.41%) VMware Infrastructure
21 35 (12.07%) Migration
22 34 (11.72%) SAN
23 33 (11.38%) Finance
24 32 (11.03%) DHCP
24 32 (11.03%) PowerShell
25 31 (10.69%) Linux
26 29 (10.00%) Cisco
27 28 (9.66%) Degree

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 74 (25.52%) MS Exchange
2 25 (8.62%) SharePoint
3 22 (7.59%) Lync
4 21 (7.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (7.24%) Exchange Server 2007
5 12 (4.14%) IIS
6 10 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (1.72%) JBoss
8 5 (1.72%) Lotus Domino
9 3 (1.03%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.03%) WorkSite
10 2 (0.69%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.69%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.34%) JRun
11 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 46 (15.86%) MS Office
2 44 (15.17%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.69%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.03%) assyst
2 1 (0.34%) Towers Watson Igloo
2 1 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 49 (16.90%) DNS
2 34 (11.72%) SAN
3 32 (11.03%) DHCP
4 26 (8.97%) LDAP
5 23 (7.93%) LAN
6 20 (6.90%) NAS
7 18 (6.21%) Firewall
7 18 (6.21%) WAN
8 14 (4.83%) VoIP
8 14 (4.83%) IPsec
9 12 (4.14%) VPN
10 11 (3.79%) TCP/IP
11 8 (2.76%) Cisco IOS
12 7 (2.41%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (2.07%) Internet
14 5 (1.72%) X.500
14 5 (1.72%) iSCSI
14 5 (1.72%) Kerberos
14 5 (1.72%) Ethernet
14 5 (1.72%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.24%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.03%) EDRMS
2 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.34%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (2.07%) AdminStudio
1 6 (2.07%) MSI
2 5 (1.72%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.69%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.69%) Ant
3 2 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.34%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.34%) QUnit
4 1 (0.34%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.34%) WinRunner
4 1 (0.34%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.34%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.34%) NUnit
4 1 (0.34%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.34%) Subversion
4 1 (0.34%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.34%) TeamCity
General
1 33 (11.38%) Finance
2 13 (4.48%) Banking
3 6 (2.07%) Law
4 4 (1.38%) Legal
5 1 (0.34%) Front Office
5 1 (0.34%) Retail
5 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.34%) French Language
Job Titles
1 82 (28.28%) Analyst
2 42 (14.48%) Support Analyst
3 30 (10.34%) Support Engineer
4 26 (8.97%) Desktop Support
5 23 (7.93%) Wintel Engineer
6 21 (7.24%) 2nd Line Support
7 17 (5.86%) Administrator
7 17 (5.86%) Service Analyst
7 17 (5.86%) Service Desk Analyst
8 16 (5.52%) IT Support
9 13 (4.48%) Desktop Engineer
10 12 (4.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 12 (4.14%) 1st Line Support
10 12 (4.14%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 12 (4.14%) Integration Engineer
11 11 (3.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 11 (3.79%) Network Engineer
12 10 (3.45%) Consultant
12 10 (3.45%) Server Engineer
13 9 (3.10%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (6.21%) Application Packaging
2 14 (4.83%) HTML
3 13 (4.48%) XML
4 12 (4.14%) .NET
5 10 (3.45%) ASP.NET
6 9 (3.10%) CSS
7 7 (2.41%) Web Services
7 7 (2.41%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.03%) Middleware
8 3 (1.03%) Ajax
9 2 (0.69%) Hibernate
9 2 (0.69%) JMS
9 2 (0.69%) Struts
9 2 (0.69%) JSP
9 2 (0.69%) J2EE
9 2 (0.69%) HTML5
9 2 (0.69%) JPA
9 2 (0.69%) OAuth
10 1 (0.34%) RESTful
10 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 44 (15.17%) Data Centre
2 23 (7.93%) Computer Science
3 13 (4.48%) Replication
3 13 (4.48%) Clustering
3 13 (4.48%) PKI
4 12 (4.14%) Blackberry
4 12 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.76%) Fat Client
5 8 (2.76%) Client/Server
5 8 (2.76%) Thin Client
6 5 (1.72%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (1.72%) User Experience
7 4 (1.38%) Handset
8 3 (1.03%) PDA
9 2 (0.69%) iPhone
9 2 (0.69%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.69%) Mobile Computing
10 1 (0.34%) RMADS
10 1 (0.34%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 206 (71.03%) Windows
2 88 (30.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 82 (28.28%) Windows 7
4 57 (19.66%) Windows Server 2003
5 46 (15.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 39 (13.45%) Windows XP
7 31 (10.69%) Linux
8 14 (4.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (4.83%) Windows 8
9 11 (3.79%) Windows Vista
10 10 (3.45%) UNIX
11 9 (3.10%) Solaris
12 7 (2.41%) Android
13 4 (1.38%) Windows 2000
14 3 (1.03%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (1.03%) AIX
15 1 (0.34%) NetWare
15 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.34%) Windows CE
15 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (22.07%) ITIL
2 35 (12.07%) Migration
3 19 (6.55%) Server Building
4 16 (5.52%) Service Management
5 13 (4.48%) Service Delivery
5 13 (4.48%) Configuration Management
5 13 (4.48%) Project Management
6 11 (3.79%) Software Distribution
7 9 (3.10%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (2.41%) Change Management
8 7 (2.41%) Validation
8 7 (2.41%) ITIL V3
8 7 (2.41%) High Availability
9 6 (2.07%) Risk Management
9 6 (2.07%) Incident Management
9 6 (2.07%) Load Balancing
9 6 (2.07%) Patch Management
10 5 (1.72%) Change Control
11 4 (1.38%) Technical Analysis
11 4 (1.38%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 55 (18.97%) SQL
2 32 (11.03%) PowerShell
3 9 (3.10%) VB
4 7 (2.41%) VBScript
4 7 (2.41%) JavaScript
5 6 (2.07%) VBA
6 4 (1.38%) C#
6 4 (1.38%) Java
7 2 (0.69%) C
7 2 (0.69%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.69%) REXX
7 2 (0.69%) Tcl
7 2 (0.69%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.34%) Perl
Qualifications
1 54 (18.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (18.28%) Security Cleared
3 42 (14.48%) SC Cleared
4 28 (9.66%) Degree
5 26 (8.97%) MCSE
6 18 (6.21%) MCITP
7 15 (5.17%) MCSA
8 14 (4.83%) MCP
9 5 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.38%) CCNA
10 4 (1.38%) HND
10 4 (1.38%) MCTS
11 3 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.03%) CCNP
11 3 (1.03%) MCSD
12 2 (0.69%) MCDST
12 2 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.34%) ISTQB
13 1 (0.34%) CCIE
13 1 (0.34%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.17%) SLA
2 4 (1.38%) QA
3 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.34%) BS7799
System Software
1 36 (12.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (7.59%) Hyper-V
3 16 (5.52%) Microsoft App-V
4 13 (4.48%) vSphere
5 9 (3.10%) VMware ESX
6 5 (1.72%) Terminal Server
7 4 (1.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (1.38%) VMware Server
7 4 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.38%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.03%) UAG
8 3 (1.03%) XenApp
8 3 (1.03%) Squid
9 2 (0.69%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.34%) Veritas File System
10 1 (0.34%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 60 (20.69%) SCCM
2 24 (8.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 9 (3.10%) Backup Exec
4 8 (2.76%) Tivoli
4 8 (2.76%) Netcool
5 7 (2.41%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (2.41%) WSUS
6 4 (1.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.03%) DameWare
7 3 (1.03%) SCOM
7 3 (1.03%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.69%) SCSM
8 2 (0.69%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.34%) WMI
9 1 (0.34%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.34%) ArcSight ESM
9 1 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.34%) ServiceCenter
9 1 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 129 (44.48%) Microsoft
2 72 (24.83%) Citrix
3 66 (22.76%) VMware
4 48 (16.55%) HP
5 29 (10.00%) Cisco
6 16 (5.52%) Red Hat
7 12 (4.14%) Veritas
7 12 (4.14%) CommVault
8 11 (3.79%) Oracle
9 10 (3.45%) McAfee
10 8 (2.76%) CheckPoint
11 7 (2.41%) Symantec
11 7 (2.41%) Lotus
12 5 (1.72%) F5
13 4 (1.38%) Avaya
13 4 (1.38%) CA
13 4 (1.38%) EMC
13 4 (1.38%) Sophos
13 4 (1.38%) AppSense
14 3 (1.03%) Altiris
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