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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 28 30 26
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 143 119 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.20% 4.70% 5.15%
As % of the System Software category 57.89% 61.03% 60.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 51 50
Average daily rate
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£263 £225 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £120 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £288
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 7
Average hourly rate £15.25 £9.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.52% -30.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £9.50 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £129.90 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
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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
247 195 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 8.98% 7.70% 8.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 85 82
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £168 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.60% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 12
Average hourly rate £18.75 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £9.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £61.30 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+8.64% -

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 21 October 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
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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 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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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 +9 62 £260 -35.00% 6
Renfrewshire +10 33 £280 -41.05%
Glasgow -11 27 £225 +2.85% 6
Aberdeen +11 7 £135 -25.00% 1
Fife +7 3 £115 -
West Lothian -5 2 £255 +2.00%
Stirling - 2 £370 -
Highlands - - - -
Argyll and Bute - - - -
East Ayrshire - - - - 1
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Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 204 (67.33%) Windows
2 138 (45.54%) Microsoft
3 96 (31.68%) Security Cleared
4 92 (30.36%) SC Cleared
5 84 (27.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 80 (26.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 73 (24.09%) Windows 7
8 69 (22.77%) Citrix
9 66 (21.78%) VMware
10 60 (19.80%) DNS
11 59 (19.47%) MS Exchange
12 58 (19.14%) SQL
12 58 (19.14%) MS Office
13 55 (18.15%) SCCM
14 45 (14.85%) Windows XP
14 45 (14.85%) Microsoft Certification
15 42 (13.86%) SAN
15 42 (13.86%) ITIL
16 41 (13.53%) PowerShell
17 40 (13.20%) VMware Infrastructure
18 39 (12.87%) Finance
19 36 (11.88%) DHCP
20 32 (10.56%) HP
21 31 (10.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
22 29 (9.57%) Linux
23 28 (9.24%) SharePoint
23 28 (9.24%) MS Excel
23 28 (9.24%) Clustering
24 27 (8.91%) Windows Server 2012
25 26 (8.58%) Lync

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 59 (19.47%) MS Exchange
2 28 (9.24%) SharePoint
3 26 (8.58%) IIS
3 26 (8.58%) Lync
4 17 (5.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2007
6 12 (3.96%) Exchange Server 2003
7 10 (3.30%) SharePoint 2013
7 10 (3.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 8 (2.64%) IBM Notes
9 7 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.99%) Lotus Domino
11 2 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.33%) Apache
12 1 (0.33%) CICS
Applications
1 58 (19.14%) MS Office
2 28 (9.24%) MS Excel
3 11 (3.63%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.65%) assyst
2 2 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.33%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.66%) Office 365
2 2 (0.66%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 60 (19.80%) DNS
2 42 (13.86%) SAN
3 36 (11.88%) DHCP
4 25 (8.25%) IPsec
5 22 (7.26%) NAS
6 17 (5.61%) X.500
7 16 (5.28%) LDAP
8 15 (4.95%) Firewall
9 14 (4.62%) LAN
10 13 (4.29%) Kerberos
11 12 (3.96%) TCP/IP
12 11 (3.63%) VLAN
13 10 (3.30%) VPN
13 10 (3.30%) WAN
14 7 (2.31%) VoIP
15 6 (1.98%) IPv4
16 4 (1.32%) Intranet
16 4 (1.32%) Network Security
17 3 (0.99%) NetScaler
17 3 (0.99%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.94%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.31%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.99%) MS Access
5 2 (0.66%) DTS
5 2 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.66%) MySQL
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.33%) DB2
6 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.33%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 6 (1.98%) MSI
2 2 (0.66%) InstallShield
2 2 (0.66%) AdminStudio
2 2 (0.66%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.33%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.33%) ClearQuest
General
1 39 (12.87%) Finance
2 19 (6.27%) Banking
3 3 (0.99%) German Language
4 1 (0.33%) Italian Language
4 1 (0.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 33 (10.89%) Analyst
1 33 (10.89%) Wintel Engineer
2 30 (9.90%) Desktop Support
3 25 (8.25%) Support Engineer
4 22 (7.26%) 2nd Line Support
5 21 (6.93%) Support Analyst
6 14 (4.62%) Consultant
7 13 (4.29%) Administrator
7 13 (4.29%) Desktop Engineer
8 12 (3.96%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 12 (3.96%) Developer
9 11 (3.63%) Architect
10 10 (3.30%) Technical Support
10 10 (3.30%) 3rd Line Support
10 10 (3.30%) Service Analyst
10 10 (3.30%) Service Desk Analyst
10 10 (3.30%) Integration Engineer
10 10 (3.30%) SharePoint Developer
10 10 (3.30%) Build Engineer
10 10 (3.30%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (8.25%) XML
2 22 (7.26%) Application Packaging
3 16 (5.28%) .NET
4 15 (4.95%) HTML
5 11 (3.63%) ASP.NET
6 10 (3.30%) SOAP
6 10 (3.30%) Web Services
6 10 (3.30%) RESTful
6 10 (3.30%) JSON
7 4 (1.32%) HTML5
7 4 (1.32%) CSS
8 3 (0.99%) Software Packaging
9 2 (0.66%) X-Windows
9 2 (0.66%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.66%) COM
10 1 (0.33%) Middleware
10 1 (0.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.24%) Clustering
2 23 (7.59%) Replication
3 13 (4.29%) Blackberry
3 13 (4.29%) Video Conferencing
4 10 (3.30%) Enterprise Storage
5 9 (2.97%) User Experience
5 9 (2.97%) PKI
6 8 (2.64%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.98%) Thin Client
7 6 (1.98%) Fat Client
8 5 (1.65%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.65%) PDA
8 5 (1.65%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.32%) iPhone
9 4 (1.32%) iPad
10 3 (0.99%) EqualLogic
10 3 (0.99%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.66%) AS400
11 2 (0.66%) iSeries
12 1 (0.33%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 204 (67.33%) Windows
2 84 (27.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 80 (26.40%) Windows Server 2003
4 73 (24.09%) Windows 7
5 45 (14.85%) Windows XP
6 29 (9.57%) Linux
7 27 (8.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (4.95%) Solaris
9 14 (4.62%) Windows 8
10 12 (3.96%) Windows 2000
11 9 (2.97%) Apple iOS
12 8 (2.64%) UNIX
13 5 (1.65%) Windows Vista
14 4 (1.32%) Ubuntu
14 4 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.99%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.99%) Windows NT
16 2 (0.66%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.66%) AIX
16 2 (0.66%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (13.86%) ITIL
2 26 (8.58%) Migration
3 19 (6.27%) Software Distribution
4 17 (5.61%) Configuration Management
5 12 (3.96%) Unit Testing
6 11 (3.63%) High Availability
6 11 (3.63%) Enterprise Architecture
7 9 (2.97%) Service Delivery
7 9 (2.97%) Coaching
8 8 (2.64%) Mentoring
8 8 (2.64%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (2.31%) Change Management
9 7 (2.31%) Project Management
9 7 (2.31%) Validation
10 5 (1.65%) Supplier Management
10 5 (1.65%) Incident Management
10 5 (1.65%) Data Management
11 4 (1.32%) Identity Management
11 4 (1.32%) Business Continuity
11 4 (1.32%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 58 (19.14%) SQL
2 41 (13.53%) PowerShell
3 22 (7.26%) VBScript
4 11 (3.63%) JavaScript
5 9 (2.97%) VB
6 3 (0.99%) Tcl
7 2 (0.66%) VBA
7 2 (0.66%) REXX
8 1 (0.33%) Perl
8 1 (0.33%) C#
8 1 (0.33%) C++
8 1 (0.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 96 (31.68%) Security Cleared
2 92 (30.36%) SC Cleared
3 45 (14.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (7.26%) MCP
5 16 (5.28%) MCTS
6 13 (4.29%) Degree
7 11 (3.63%) MCITP
8 10 (3.30%) MCSE
9 9 (2.97%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (2.64%) MCSA
11 3 (0.99%) MCDST
12 2 (0.66%) CCNA
12 2 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (0.33%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.33%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.96%) QA
2 11 (3.63%) SLA
3 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 40 (13.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (7.26%) Microsoft App-V
3 12 (3.96%) vSphere
4 11 (3.63%) XenApp
5 8 (2.64%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (1.98%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.98%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.99%) MetaFrame
7 3 (0.99%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (0.99%) VMware Server
7 3 (0.99%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.66%) RACF
8 2 (0.66%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.66%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.33%) SRDF
9 1 (0.33%) XenServer
9 1 (0.33%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 55 (18.15%) SCCM
2 31 (10.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 17 (5.61%) Netcool
4 16 (5.28%) Tivoli
5 11 (3.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 9 (2.97%) SCOM
7 7 (2.31%) WSUS
8 6 (1.98%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (1.32%) MIIS
9 4 (1.32%) SCSM
10 2 (0.66%) DameWare
11 1 (0.33%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.33%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.33%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 138 (45.54%) Microsoft
2 69 (22.77%) Citrix
3 66 (21.78%) VMware
4 32 (10.56%) HP
5 23 (7.59%) Altiris
6 17 (5.61%) Veritas
7 13 (4.29%) Dell
7 13 (4.29%) Symantec
8 11 (3.63%) Cisco
9 10 (3.30%) IBM
10 9 (2.97%) Lotus
11 8 (2.64%) EMC
12 6 (1.98%) Polycom
13 5 (1.65%) ServiceNow
13 5 (1.65%) Fortinet
13 5 (1.65%) LANDesk
13 5 (1.65%) Compaq
13 5 (1.65%) CA
13 5 (1.65%) Oracle
13 5 (1.65%) NetApp
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