The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen with a requirement for Active Directory skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Active Directory
Scotland / Aberdeen
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 14 2
Rank change year-on-year +3 -12  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 10 2 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Aberdeen 14.71% 4.17% 35.42%
As % of the System Software category 100.00% 28.57% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 13
Median daily rate £151 £118 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.08% -34.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £112 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £124 £230
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £14.50 - £29.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  

Active Directory is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Aberdeen
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 10 7 17
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen 14.71% 14.58% 35.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 13
Median daily rate £151 £340 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -55.73% +88.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £116 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £350 £230
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £14.50 - £29.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.58% +22.85%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Aberdeen

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Aberdeen citing Active Directory as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Aberdeen

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Active Directory in Aberdeen.

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Aberdeen

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Aberdeen

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Aberdeen over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Aberdeen

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory in Aberdeen.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Aberdeen region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Windows 7
3 7 (63.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (63.64%) VMware
3 7 (63.64%) MS Exchange
3 7 (63.64%) VoIP
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (63.64%) Windows 10
4 6 (54.55%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
4 6 (54.55%) SLA
4 6 (54.55%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (54.55%) SCCM
4 6 (54.55%) Apple
4 6 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (36.36%) C
6 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
7 1 (9.09%) MCSA
7 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
7 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
7 1 (9.09%) HP
7 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (9.09%) Firewall
7 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
7 1 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (9.09%) PABX
7 1 (9.09%) Office 365

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Aberdeen 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 7 (63.64%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (63.64%) MS Exchange
2 6 (54.55%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (54.55%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) IBM Cloud
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
1 1 (9.09%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) VoIP
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) PABX
2 1 (9.09%) VSAT
General
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Support Engineer
2 6 (54.55%) Desktop Support
3 5 (45.45%) Customer Engineer
3 5 (45.45%) Customer Support Engineer
4 4 (36.36%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (36.36%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (27.27%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 3 (27.27%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (27.27%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
7 1 (9.09%) Analyst
7 1 (9.09%) Desktop Analyst
7 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
7 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
7 1 (9.09%) Telecoms Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
1 1 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (9.09%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Windows 7
3 7 (63.64%) Windows 10
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
5 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
6 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (9.09%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) DBS Check
1 1 (9.09%) MCSA
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (54.55%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 6 (54.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) VMware
2 6 (54.55%) Apple
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Xerox