The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 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 / Glasgow
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 25 48
Rank change year-on-year -9 +23  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 34 49 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 5.21% 6.92% 2.43%
As % of the System Software category 56.67% 52.69% 52.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 19 10
Median daily rate £275 £248 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -19.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £130 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £335 £326
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £16.00
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 Glasgow with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 60 93 42
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 9.19% 13.14% 4.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 38 24
Median daily rate £398 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.50% -7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £129 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £374 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £16.75
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 Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow 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 Glasgow

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Glasgow

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Glasgow

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Glasgow

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 Glasgow region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 44 (78.57%) Windows
2 25 (44.64%) SCCM
3 22 (39.29%) Windows Server
4 21 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 16 (28.57%) PowerShell
5 16 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (28.57%) Windows 7
6 14 (25.00%) ITIL
7 13 (23.21%) VMware
8 12 (21.43%) Migration
8 12 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
9 10 (17.86%) MS Exchange
9 10 (17.86%) Citrix
9 10 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (17.86%) Windows 10
10 9 (16.07%) C#
10 9 (16.07%) VBScript
11 8 (14.29%) SharePoint
11 8 (14.29%) Cisco
11 8 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
11 8 (14.29%) Office 365
12 7 (12.50%) XenApp
12 7 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
12 7 (12.50%) SAN
12 7 (12.50%) DNS
12 7 (12.50%) WAN
12 7 (12.50%) DHCP
12 7 (12.50%) Firewall
13 6 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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 10 (17.86%) MS Exchange
2 8 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 7 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (8.93%) Skype for Business
5 4 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (5.36%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 12 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (7.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.29%) Office 365
2 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (8.93%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.79%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.50%) DHCP
1 7 (12.50%) DNS
1 7 (12.50%) Firewall
1 7 (12.50%) SAN
1 7 (12.50%) WAN
2 5 (8.93%) Skype
2 5 (8.93%) VoIP
3 4 (7.14%) PABX
4 3 (5.36%) LAN
4 3 (5.36%) NAS
5 2 (3.57%) VPN
5 2 (3.57%) VSAN
6 1 (1.79%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.79%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.79%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.79%) Internet
6 1 (1.79%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
1 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 4 (7.14%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Legal
3 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.79%) Back Office
4 1 (1.79%) Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Marketing
4 1 (1.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (28.57%) Analyst
2 8 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 7 (12.50%) Consultant
3 7 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (12.50%) IT Support
3 7 (12.50%) Security Engineer
4 6 (10.71%) Architect
5 5 (8.93%) Technical Architect
6 4 (7.14%) IT Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) IT Support Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Office 365 Architect
6 4 (7.14%) Service Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Applications Packager
7 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 3 (5.36%) Service Desk Support
7 3 (5.36%) Technical Consultant
7 3 (5.36%) Windows Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.71%) Data Centre
3 4 (7.14%) Replication
4 3 (5.36%) HP StoreVirtual
5 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.79%) AS400
6 1 (1.79%) FMCG
6 1 (1.79%) iSeries
6 1 (1.79%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 44 (78.57%) Windows
2 22 (39.29%) Windows Server
3 16 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 16 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (17.86%) Windows 10
5 6 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (7.14%) Linux
6 4 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (5.36%) Windows XP
8 2 (3.57%) CentOS
8 2 (3.57%) Unix
9 1 (1.79%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.00%) ITIL
2 12 (21.43%) Migration
3 6 (10.71%) ITIL V3
4 5 (8.93%) Application Packaging
4 5 (8.93%) Change Management
4 5 (8.93%) Service Management
5 4 (7.14%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 4 (7.14%) Validation
6 3 (5.36%) Change Control
6 3 (5.36%) Incident Management
6 3 (5.36%) Problem Management
6 3 (5.36%) Server Virtualisation
7 2 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.57%) Security Patching
7 2 (3.57%) TOGAF
8 1 (1.79%) Build Automation
8 1 (1.79%) Creative Problem-Solving
8 1 (1.79%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 9 (16.07%) C#
2 9 (16.07%) VBScript
3 3 (5.36%) SQL
4 2 (3.57%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.79%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (7.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (5.36%) CISSP
2 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.57%) CCNA
3 2 (3.57%) CCNP
3 2 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.57%) Degree
3 2 (3.57%) ISEB
3 2 (3.57%) MCSA
3 2 (3.57%) SANS
3 2 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (12.50%) XenApp
3 5 (8.93%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 4 (7.14%) vSphere
5 3 (5.36%) Terminal Server
5 3 (5.36%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.79%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 25 (44.64%) SCCM
2 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (3.57%) WSUS
4 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.79%) SCOM
4 1 (1.79%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 21 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 13 (23.21%) VMware
3 10 (17.86%) Citrix
4 8 (14.29%) Cisco
5 5 (8.93%) HP
6 4 (7.14%) Avaya
6 4 (7.14%) Red Hat
7 3 (5.36%) NetApp
7 3 (5.36%) Symantec
8 2 (3.57%) CommVault
8 2 (3.57%) EMC
9 1 (1.79%) F5
9 1 (1.79%) Sophos
9 1 (1.79%) Veeam