The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Renfrewshire 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 29 March 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 / Renfrewshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 5 5
Rank change year-on-year -11 0  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 10 55 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Renfrewshire 13.16% 36.91% 31.19%
As % of the System Software category 76.92% 72.37% 80.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 42 22
Median daily rate £416 £395 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.37% +13.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £271 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £445 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -5.46% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  

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 Renfrewshire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Renfrewshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 13 76 42
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Renfrewshire 17.11% 51.01% 38.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 58 29
Median daily rate £395 £389 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.60% +11.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £269 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £445 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £369 £350
% change year-on-year -5.08% +5.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Renfrewshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Renfrewshire 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 Renfrewshire

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Renfrewshire

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Renfrewshire

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in Renfrewshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Renfrewshire region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Erskine -10 10 £416 +5.37%
Active Directory
Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Renfrewshire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 28 (77.78%) Windows
2 26 (72.22%) Security Cleared
3 25 (69.44%) PowerShell
3 25 (69.44%) SQL
4 24 (66.67%) Microsoft
5 23 (63.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (63.89%) SC Cleared
6 22 (61.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (55.56%) Windows Server
8 18 (50.00%) DNS
9 16 (44.44%) Windows 7
10 15 (41.67%) Windows 10
10 15 (41.67%) Windows XP
10 15 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (33.33%) MS Excel
12 11 (30.56%) Linux
12 11 (30.56%) DHCP
12 11 (30.56%) HTTP
12 11 (30.56%) HTTPS
12 11 (30.56%) Configuration Management
12 11 (30.56%) Software Distribution
12 11 (30.56%) Prototyping
13 10 (27.78%) Virtual Infrastructure
13 10 (27.78%) Patch Management
13 10 (27.78%) MSI
13 10 (27.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 10 (27.78%) VMware
13 10 (27.78%) SSL
13 10 (27.78%) REXX
13 10 (27.78%) Tcl

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Renfrewshire 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 5 (13.89%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (13.89%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (50.00%) DNS
2 11 (30.56%) DHCP
2 11 (30.56%) HTTP
2 11 (30.56%) HTTPS
3 10 (27.78%) SSL
4 9 (25.00%) SAN
5 8 (22.22%) VSAN
6 6 (16.67%) Kerberos
6 6 (16.67%) LDAP
6 6 (16.67%) X.500
7 3 (8.33%) Internet
7 3 (8.33%) Intranet
8 1 (2.78%) Firewall
8 1 (2.78%) iSCSI
8 1 (2.78%) NAS
8 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (27.78%) MSI
2 5 (13.89%) StarTeam
General
1 2 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (19.44%) Active Directory Engineer
1 7 (19.44%) Virtualisation Specialist
2 4 (11.11%) Analyst
2 4 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 2 (5.56%) PowerShell Engineer
3 2 (5.56%) Support Engineer
3 2 (5.56%) VMware Specialist
4 1 (2.78%) Active Directory Support
4 1 (2.78%) Active Directory Support Engineer
4 1 (2.78%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (2.78%) Hardware Tester
4 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V Specialist
4 1 (2.78%) IT Engineer
4 1 (2.78%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (2.78%) PowerShell Specialist
4 1 (2.78%) Server Engineer
4 1 (2.78%) Server Support Engineer
4 1 (2.78%) Wintel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) PKI
1 6 (16.67%) Replication
2 5 (13.89%) Clustering
3 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.56%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.78%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 28 (77.78%) Windows
2 23 (63.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (61.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (55.56%) Windows Server
5 16 (44.44%) Windows 7
6 15 (41.67%) Windows 10
6 15 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (41.67%) Windows XP
7 11 (30.56%) Linux
8 5 (13.89%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) Configuration Management
1 11 (30.56%) Prototyping
1 11 (30.56%) Software Distribution
2 10 (27.78%) ITIL
2 10 (27.78%) Patch Management
2 10 (27.78%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 5 (13.89%) Change Management
3 5 (13.89%) Server Virtualisation
3 5 (13.89%) Software Testing
3 5 (13.89%) Test Scripting
4 4 (11.11%) Smoke Testing
5 3 (8.33%) Virtual Environments
6 2 (5.56%) Business Analysis
6 2 (5.56%) Change Control
6 2 (5.56%) Project Management
6 2 (5.56%) Server Building
7 1 (2.78%) Defect Management
7 1 (2.78%) ITSM
7 1 (2.78%) Migration
7 1 (2.78%) OO
Programming Languages
1 25 (69.44%) PowerShell
1 25 (69.44%) SQL
2 10 (27.78%) REXX
2 10 (27.78%) Tcl
2 10 (27.78%) VB
3 1 (2.78%) C
3 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.78%) Jython
3 1 (2.78%) Python
3 1 (2.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (72.22%) Security Cleared
2 23 (63.89%) SC Cleared
3 8 (22.22%) MCTS
3 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (13.89%) ISTQB
4 5 (13.89%) MCITP
4 5 (13.89%) MCSA
4 5 (13.89%) MCSE
5 3 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (8.33%) MCP
6 2 (5.56%) Degree
System Software
1 9 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (22.22%) vSphere
3 6 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (27.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 8 (22.22%) PowerCLI
2 8 (22.22%) vRealize
3 5 (13.89%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (13.89%) Netcool
4 2 (5.56%) SCOrch
5 1 (2.78%) BladeLogic
5 1 (2.78%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (2.78%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (2.78%) Puppet
5 1 (2.78%) SCCM
5 1 (2.78%) SCSM
Vendors
1 24 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 10 (27.78%) VMware
3 6 (16.67%) Citrix
4 5 (13.89%) Intel Security
4 5 (13.89%) Veritas
5 2 (5.56%) HP
6 1 (2.78%) AppSense
6 1 (2.78%) BMC
6 1 (2.78%) CA
6 1 (2.78%) Dell
6 1 (2.78%) F5