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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 43 28 38
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +10
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 116 157 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.54% 5.73% 3.51%
As % of the System Software category 44.79% 64.08% 48.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 93 38
Average daily rate
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£250 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £108 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £362 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 5
Average hourly rate £16.00 £12.25 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.61% +22.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £10.85 £9.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £21.80 £13.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.61 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -2.60%
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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
259 245 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 7.90% 8.94% 7.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 142 81
Average daily rate £300 £323 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -9.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £115 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.56% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 10 7
Average hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% +34.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.10 £9.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £26.00 £33.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -21 37 £288 +40.24% 16
Glasgow -2 20 £235 -14.54% 7
Renfrewshire -2 19 £403 +24.80%
North Lanarkshire 0 10 £109 +20.83%
Aberdeen +4 8 £180 +63.63% 1
Inverclyde -5 6 £250 -
Fife -7 4 - - 1
West Lothian -7 4 - - 1
Dundee -7 3 £185 - 1
Highlands - 3 - -
Lanarkshire -8 2 £191 +66.30% 1
Scottish Borders - 2 - -
South Lanarkshire +1 1 £100 +8.10%
South Ayrshire - 1 - -
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Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 196 (71.53%) Windows
2 133 (48.54%) Microsoft
3 84 (30.66%) Windows 7
4 81 (29.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 81 (29.56%) MS Exchange
5 73 (26.64%) VMware
6 66 (24.09%) ITIL
7 63 (22.99%) Citrix
7 63 (22.99%) SCCM
8 52 (18.98%) Windows Server 2003
9 49 (17.88%) MS Excel
10 48 (17.52%) MS Office
10 48 (17.52%) Microsoft Certification
11 44 (16.06%) SQL
11 44 (16.06%) Data Centre
12 43 (15.69%) Security Cleared
12 43 (15.69%) DNS
13 41 (14.96%) Windows Server 2012
14 38 (13.87%) Migration
15 37 (13.50%) VMware Infrastructure
16 36 (13.14%) HP
16 36 (13.14%) Windows XP
17 34 (12.41%) SAN
18 33 (12.04%) Exchange Server 2010
19 32 (11.68%) Finance
20 31 (11.31%) PowerShell
21 30 (10.95%) Cisco
21 30 (10.95%) Linux
22 29 (10.58%) LDAP
23 28 (10.22%) SC Cleared

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 81 (29.56%) MS Exchange
2 33 (12.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (9.12%) Exchange Server 2007
4 24 (8.76%) SharePoint
5 21 (7.66%) Lync
6 11 (4.01%) IIS
7 10 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (1.82%) JBoss
9 5 (1.82%) Lotus Domino
10 4 (1.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (1.09%) Tomcat
11 3 (1.09%) IBM Notes
11 3 (1.09%) WorkSite
12 2 (0.73%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.36%) JRun
13 1 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 49 (17.88%) MS Excel
2 48 (17.52%) MS Office
3 2 (0.73%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.82%) assyst
2 2 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.47%) Office 365
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 43 (15.69%) DNS
2 34 (12.41%) SAN
3 29 (10.58%) LDAP
4 23 (8.39%) DHCP
5 20 (7.30%) LAN
6 18 (6.57%) NAS
7 17 (6.20%) WAN
8 14 (5.11%) Firewall
9 13 (4.74%) VoIP
9 13 (4.74%) TCP/IP
9 13 (4.74%) VPN
10 11 (4.01%) X.500
11 10 (3.65%) Kerberos
11 10 (3.65%) IPsec
12 5 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (1.82%) Network Security
12 5 (1.82%) iSCSI
12 5 (1.82%) Fibre Channel
12 5 (1.82%) Ethernet
13 4 (1.46%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.76%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.09%) EDRMS
4 2 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.36%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.36%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (2.19%) AdminStudio
2 5 (1.82%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.82%) MSI
3 2 (0.73%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.73%) Ant
3 2 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.36%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.36%) QUnit
4 1 (0.36%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.36%) NUnit
4 1 (0.36%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.36%) Subversion
4 1 (0.36%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.36%) TeamCity
General
1 32 (11.68%) Finance
2 13 (4.74%) Banking
3 6 (2.19%) Law
4 4 (1.46%) Legal
5 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.36%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 79 (28.83%) Analyst
2 41 (14.96%) Support Analyst
3 26 (9.49%) Support Engineer
4 24 (8.76%) 2nd Line Support
5 21 (7.66%) Administrator
6 18 (6.57%) IT Support
7 17 (6.20%) Desktop Support
8 15 (5.47%) Service Analyst
8 15 (5.47%) Service Desk Analyst
9 14 (5.11%) Consultant
10 13 (4.74%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 12 (4.38%) 1st Line Support
11 12 (4.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 10 (3.65%) Design Engineer
12 10 (3.65%) Network Engineer
12 10 (3.65%) Integration Engineer
13 9 (3.28%) Wintel Engineer
13 9 (3.28%) Project Manager
14 8 (2.92%) IT Support Engineer
14 8 (2.92%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.20%) Application Packaging
2 12 (4.38%) .NET
3 10 (3.65%) ASP.NET
4 9 (3.28%) CSS
5 8 (2.92%) HTML
6 7 (2.55%) XML
6 7 (2.55%) .NET Framework
7 6 (2.19%) Web Services
8 4 (1.46%) 802.1X
9 3 (1.09%) Ajax
10 2 (0.73%) Middleware
10 2 (0.73%) Hibernate
10 2 (0.73%) JMS
10 2 (0.73%) Struts
10 2 (0.73%) JSP
10 2 (0.73%) J2EE
10 2 (0.73%) HTML5
10 2 (0.73%) JPA
10 2 (0.73%) OAuth
11 1 (0.36%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 44 (16.06%) Data Centre
2 17 (6.20%) PKI
3 16 (5.84%) Computer Science
4 13 (4.74%) Blackberry
4 13 (4.74%) Replication
5 11 (4.01%) Clustering
6 10 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (3.28%) Client/Server
8 8 (2.92%) Fat Client
8 8 (2.92%) Thin Client
9 7 (2.55%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.82%) User Experience
11 4 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.46%) Handset
11 4 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (1.09%) iPhone
12 3 (1.09%) CLARiiON
13 2 (0.73%) iPad
13 2 (0.73%) Mobile Computing
14 1 (0.36%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 196 (71.53%) Windows
2 84 (30.66%) Windows 7
3 81 (29.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 52 (18.98%) Windows Server 2003
5 41 (14.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (13.14%) Windows XP
7 30 (10.95%) Linux
8 14 (5.11%) Windows 8
9 13 (4.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (3.65%) UNIX
11 8 (2.92%) Windows Vista
12 7 (2.55%) Solaris
13 4 (1.46%) Windows 2000
14 3 (1.09%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.73%) Android
15 2 (0.73%) AIX
16 1 (0.36%) NetWare
16 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (24.09%) ITIL
2 38 (13.87%) Migration
3 19 (6.93%) Service Management
4 15 (5.47%) Service Delivery
5 14 (5.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 14 (5.11%) Project Management
6 11 (4.01%) Change Management
6 11 (4.01%) Server Building
7 9 (3.28%) Configuration Management
7 9 (3.28%) Software Distribution
8 8 (2.92%) ITIL V3
9 7 (2.55%) Mentoring
10 6 (2.19%) Problem Management
10 6 (2.19%) Identity Management
11 5 (1.82%) PRINCE2
11 5 (1.82%) Project Planning
11 5 (1.82%) Load Balancing
11 5 (1.82%) Coaching
11 5 (1.82%) Change Control
12 4 (1.46%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (16.06%) SQL
2 31 (11.31%) PowerShell
3 12 (4.38%) VB
4 7 (2.55%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.46%) C#
5 4 (1.46%) Java
5 4 (1.46%) VBA
6 3 (1.09%) VBScript
7 2 (0.73%) REXX
7 2 (0.73%) Tcl
7 2 (0.73%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.73%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.73%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.36%) C
8 1 (0.36%) Perl
Qualifications
1 48 (17.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (15.69%) Security Cleared
3 28 (10.22%) SC Cleared
4 27 (9.85%) MCSE
5 24 (8.76%) Degree
6 14 (5.11%) MCP
7 5 (1.82%) HND
7 5 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.82%) MCTS
8 4 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.46%) MCSA
8 4 (1.46%) CCNA
9 3 (1.09%) CCNP
9 3 (1.09%) MCSD
9 3 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.73%) MCDST
11 1 (0.36%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.36%) ISEB
11 1 (0.36%) CCA
11 1 (0.36%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.84%) SLA
2 4 (1.46%) QA
3 2 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.36%) BS7799
System Software
1 37 (13.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (7.30%) Hyper-V
3 19 (6.93%) vSphere
4 15 (5.47%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (2.55%) XenDesktop
6 7 (2.55%) VMware ESX
7 6 (2.19%) XenApp
7 6 (2.19%) Terminal Server
8 4 (1.46%) vCloud
9 3 (1.09%) UAG
9 3 (1.09%) Terminal Services
9 3 (1.09%) Squid
9 3 (1.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (1.09%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.36%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.36%) Firmware
10 1 (0.36%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.36%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 63 (22.99%) SCCM
2 17 (6.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 10 (3.65%) Backup Exec
4 8 (2.92%) WSUS
5 7 (2.55%) Tivoli
5 7 (2.55%) Netcool
6 6 (2.19%) SCOM
6 6 (2.19%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.09%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.73%) SCSM
8 2 (0.73%) DameWare
8 2 (0.73%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.73%) ServiceCenter
9 1 (0.36%) WMI
9 1 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.36%) MIIS
9 1 (0.36%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 133 (48.54%) Microsoft
2 73 (26.64%) VMware
3 63 (22.99%) Citrix
4 36 (13.14%) HP
5 30 (10.95%) Cisco
6 14 (5.11%) Red Hat
7 10 (3.65%) CommVault
7 10 (3.65%) Veritas
8 9 (3.28%) Oracle
9 8 (2.92%) EMC
9 8 (2.92%) Lotus
9 8 (2.92%) McAfee
10 6 (2.19%) Symantec
11 5 (1.82%) F5
12 4 (1.46%) CheckPoint
12 4 (1.46%) AppSense
12 4 (1.46%) CA
12 4 (1.46%) Dell
13 3 (1.09%) Avaya
13 3 (1.09%) SolarWinds
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