Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 17 4
Rank change year-on-year +6 -13 +10
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 15 2 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Aberdeen 11.03% 2.13% 19.28%
As % of the System Software category 93.75% 16.67% 88.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 9
Aberdeen median daily rate £325 £140 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +132.14% -22.22% +63.64%
10th Percentile £150 £135 £135
90th Percentile £438 £145 £247
Scotland median daily rate £330 £320 £290
% change year-on-year +3.13% +10.34% +4.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
Aberdeen median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.45% +3.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £12.11 £15.25 £13.15
90th Percentile £20.30 £15.75 £26.57
Scotland median hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -14.29% +31.25% +25.49%

Active Directory is in the System Software category. The following 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.

All System Software Skills
Aberdeen
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 16 12 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Aberdeen 11.76% 12.77% 21.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 10
Aberdeen median daily rate £350 £306 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +70.14% +33.33%
10th Percentile £150 £198 £135
90th Percentile £438 £348 £246
Scotland median daily rate £375 £325 £310
% change year-on-year +15.38% +4.84% -3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 4
Aberdeen median hourly rate £14.50 £38.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.34% +156.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £12.11 £19.55 £13.15
90th Percentile £20.30 £41.65 £26.57
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -4.76% +13.51% +17.46%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Aberdeen

Job postings citing Active Directory as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Aberdeen.

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 6 months to 21 November 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 21 November 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 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (46.67%) VMware
2 7 (46.67%) SCCM
2 7 (46.67%) Windows 7
3 6 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 6 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (26.67%) LAN
5 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (20.00%) Windows 10
6 3 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
6 3 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (20.00%) Citrix
6 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (20.00%) VB
6 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (20.00%) IIS
6 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (20.00%) Data Management
6 3 (20.00%) Office 365
6 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure

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 6 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (20.00%) IIS
5 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
6 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (6.67%) IBM Notes
6 1 (6.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Office 365
2 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) LAN
2 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (13.33%) SAN
3 2 (13.33%) VoIP
4 1 (6.67%) Firewall
4 1 (6.67%) PABX
4 1 (6.67%) Skype
4 1 (6.67%) VSAT
4 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Server Specialist
2 4 (26.67%) Desktop Support
3 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) IT Support
4 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Customer Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Customer Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (6.67%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Security Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Telecoms Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) VMware Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (13.33%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (6.67%) BYOD
2 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Windows 7
3 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (20.00%) Windows 10
5 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Data Management
1 3 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
2 2 (13.33%) Application Packaging
2 2 (13.33%) Business Continuity
2 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (13.33%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Server Patching
3 1 (6.67%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) VB
2 1 (6.67%) C
2 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (13.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) SCCM
2 2 (13.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
1 7 (46.67%) VMware
2 3 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (6.67%) Apple
3 1 (6.67%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) Lotus
3 1 (6.67%) Xerox