Period
to 20 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 20 February 2018 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 14 25
Rank change year-on-year -9 +11 +5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 303 336 321
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 6.17% 9.05% 5.84%
As % of the System Software category 58.16% 61.88% 54.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 265 161
Scotland median daily rate £375 £320 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.19% +3.23% +0.81%
10th Percentile £130 £135 £140
90th Percentile £588 £441 £445
UK median daily rate £313 £325 £310
% change year-on-year -3.85% +4.84% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 7
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.15% -2.94% +17.24%
10th Percentile £10.00 £13.89 £13.75
90th Percentile £25.00 £33.35 £21.30
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £14.86 £14.50
% change year-on-year +0.96% +2.47% -3.30%

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 Scotland with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 521 543 584
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.61% 14.62% 10.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 339 272
Scotland median daily rate £388 £330 £321
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.42% +2.72% -1.15%
10th Percentile £177 £152 £136
90th Percentile £600 £450 £463
UK median daily rate £450 £408 £375
% change year-on-year +10.43% +8.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 22 12
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -13.92% +23.44%
10th Percentile £10.36 £13.28 £14.33
90th Percentile £42.88 £40.25 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Scotland

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Scotland

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Scotland over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Scotland

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Scotland

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Scotland over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in Scotland

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 6 months to 20 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +4 161 £400 +25.00% 15
Glasgow -5 74 £338 +38.04% 19
Aberdeen +17 15 £300 +114.29%
South Lanarkshire +3 11 £350 +159.26%
Renfrewshire 0 11 £289 -13.81% 2
Dundee - 8 £325 -
Highlands -1 5 £115 -
Inverclyde 0 4 - - 3
North Lanarkshire -2 2 - - 2
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £165 -
Aberdeenshire +3 1 £100 -23.08%
West Lothian +2 1 £225 - 1
Strathclyde 0 1 £215 -
Lanarkshire -1 1 £275 - 1
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
East Lothian - 1 - -
Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 200 (66.01%) Windows
2 166 (54.79%) Microsoft
3 117 (38.61%) VMware
4 114 (37.62%) Windows Server
5 105 (34.65%) PowerShell
6 85 (28.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 83 (27.39%) ITIL
8 81 (26.73%) Finance
9 78 (25.74%) Windows Server 2012
10 71 (23.43%) SCCM
11 70 (23.10%) Office 365
12 66 (21.78%) Microsoft Azure
13 62 (20.46%) Windows 7
14 61 (20.13%) MS Exchange
15 59 (19.47%) Migration
16 53 (17.49%) VMware Infrastructure
17 52 (17.16%) DNS
18 45 (14.85%) DHCP
18 45 (14.85%) Citrix
19 44 (14.52%) vSphere
20 41 (13.53%) Windows 10
21 40 (13.20%) SharePoint
22 37 (12.21%) SQL Server
22 37 (12.21%) SAN
23 36 (11.88%) Security Cleared
24 35 (11.55%) Linux
25 33 (10.89%) Microsoft Office
26 32 (10.56%) Opscode Chef
27 30 (9.90%) Ansible
27 30 (9.90%) Puppet

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 61 (20.13%) MS Exchange
2 40 (13.20%) SharePoint
3 30 (9.90%) Skype for Business
4 22 (7.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (5.94%) IIS
6 12 (3.96%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (1.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (1.65%) IBM Notes
7 5 (1.65%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (1.32%) IBM Domino
8 4 (1.32%) Office Communications Server
9 3 (0.99%) Apache
9 3 (0.99%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.99%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.33%) SAS
Applications
1 33 (10.89%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.33%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 70 (23.10%) Office 365
2 66 (21.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (9.57%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (2.64%) OneDrive
5 7 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (1.98%) PaaS
7 5 (1.65%) IaaS
7 5 (1.65%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.99%) SaaS
9 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.33%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 52 (17.16%) DNS
2 45 (14.85%) DHCP
3 37 (12.21%) SAN
4 28 (9.24%) Skype
5 25 (8.25%) Firewall
6 17 (5.61%) Internet
6 17 (5.61%) LAN
6 17 (5.61%) Unified Communications
7 14 (4.62%) TCP/IP
8 13 (4.29%) WAN
9 9 (2.97%) NetScaler
10 8 (2.64%) VPN
11 7 (2.31%) VoIP
12 6 (1.98%) S/MIME
13 5 (1.65%) VLAN
14 3 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
14 3 (0.99%) Kerberos
14 3 (0.99%) VPLS
14 3 (0.99%) Wireless
15 2 (0.66%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (12.21%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.98%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.66%) EDMS
5 2 (0.66%) Redis
6 1 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.33%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.33%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.33%) IDOL
6 1 (0.33%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (6.27%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.99%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.99%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (0.99%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.66%) JIRA
3 2 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.66%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.33%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.33%) GitLab
4 1 (0.33%) MSI
4 1 (0.33%) Selenium
General
1 81 (26.73%) Finance
2 16 (5.28%) Banking
3 8 (2.64%) Legal
4 5 (1.65%) Law
4 5 (1.65%) Publishing
5 2 (0.66%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 58 (19.14%) Analyst
2 49 (16.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 30 (9.90%) IT Analyst
4 26 (8.58%) Consultant
5 22 (7.26%) IT Support
5 22 (7.26%) Support Analyst
6 19 (6.27%) 2nd Line Support
6 19 (6.27%) Desktop Support
7 18 (5.94%) IT Support Analyst
8 17 (5.61%) Administrator
8 17 (5.61%) Support Engineer
9 16 (5.28%) Architect
10 14 (4.62%) Windows Engineer
11 9 (2.97%) Active Directory Consultant
12 8 (2.64%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 8 (2.64%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 8 (2.64%) Active Directory Engineer
12 8 (2.64%) Desktop Engineer
12 8 (2.64%) DevOps Engineer
12 8 (2.64%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.31%) .NET
1 7 (2.31%) LDAP
2 3 (0.99%) ActiveMQ
2 3 (0.99%) HTML
2 3 (0.99%) RESTful
2 3 (0.99%) Web Services
2 3 (0.99%) XML
3 2 (0.66%) .NET Framework
3 2 (0.66%) ADO.NET
3 2 (0.66%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (0.66%) Entity Framework
3 2 (0.66%) JSON
3 2 (0.66%) Kafka
3 2 (0.66%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (0.66%) REST
3 2 (0.66%) SignalR
3 2 (0.66%) SOAP
3 2 (0.66%) WCF
3 2 (0.66%) WSDL
3 2 (0.66%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.93%) Virtual Team
2 17 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.62%) Blackberry
4 13 (4.29%) PKI
5 9 (2.97%) BYOD
5 9 (2.97%) Clustering
5 9 (2.97%) EMC VNX
5 9 (2.97%) Hybrid Cloud
6 8 (2.64%) iPhone
7 7 (2.31%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.65%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.65%) CMDB
10 4 (1.32%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (1.32%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.32%) Replication
10 4 (1.32%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.99%) Fat Client
11 3 (0.99%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.99%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 200 (66.01%) Windows
2 114 (37.62%) Windows Server
3 85 (28.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 78 (25.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 62 (20.46%) Windows 7
6 41 (13.53%) Windows 10
7 35 (11.55%) Linux
8 25 (8.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (4.95%) Windows 8
9 15 (4.95%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (2.97%) Android
11 3 (0.99%) Unix
11 3 (0.99%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.66%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.33%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.33%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (27.39%) ITIL
2 59 (19.47%) Migration
3 30 (9.90%) Configuration Management
3 30 (9.90%) ITIL V3
4 29 (9.57%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (9.24%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (9.24%) Validation
6 24 (7.92%) Continuous Delivery
7 23 (7.59%) Asset Management
8 20 (6.60%) Open Source
9 19 (6.27%) TDD
10 18 (5.94%) Mentoring
11 16 (5.28%) DevOps
12 15 (4.95%) Incident Management
13 14 (4.62%) Coaching
14 12 (3.96%) Application Packaging
15 11 (3.63%) Stakeholder Management
16 10 (3.30%) Project Management
16 10 (3.30%) Service Delivery
17 9 (2.97%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 105 (34.65%) PowerShell
2 23 (7.59%) Ruby
3 17 (5.61%) SQL
4 14 (4.62%) VBScript
5 10 (3.30%) C#
6 8 (2.64%) Python
7 7 (2.31%) Perl
8 4 (1.32%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.32%) Java
8 4 (1.32%) VB
9 3 (0.99%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.99%) PHP
9 3 (0.99%) XPath
10 2 (0.66%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.33%) Go
Qualifications
1 36 (11.88%) Security Cleared
2 26 (8.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (8.58%) SC Cleared
3 14 (4.62%) MCSE
4 10 (3.30%) Degree
4 10 (3.30%) MCSA
5 8 (2.64%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (2.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (1.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 5 (1.65%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 4 (1.32%) CCNA
7 4 (1.32%) HND
7 4 (1.32%) MCP
8 3 (0.99%) CCNP
8 3 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.99%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.66%) CISSP
9 2 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.66%) MCSD
9 2 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.61%) Disclosure Scotland
2 14 (4.62%) SLA
3 4 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 53 (17.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 44 (14.52%) vSphere
3 24 (7.92%) Hyper-V
3 24 (7.92%) VMware ESXi
4 19 (6.27%) XenDesktop
5 18 (5.94%) XenApp
6 16 (5.28%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (2.97%) BitLocker
8 6 (1.98%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (1.32%) Terminal Services
9 4 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.99%) DFS Replication
10 3 (0.99%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.99%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.33%) Docker
12 1 (0.33%) Squid
12 1 (0.33%) UAG
12 1 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 71 (23.43%) SCCM
2 32 (10.56%) Opscode Chef
3 30 (9.90%) Ansible
3 30 (9.90%) Puppet
4 19 (6.27%) SCOM
5 11 (3.63%) WSUS
6 8 (2.64%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (1.65%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (1.65%) WMI
8 4 (1.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (1.32%) vCenter Server
9 3 (0.99%) EnCase
9 3 (0.99%) Packer
10 2 (0.66%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.66%) AppDNA
10 2 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.66%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.66%) vRealize
Vendors
1 166 (54.79%) Microsoft
2 117 (38.61%) VMware
3 45 (14.85%) Citrix
4 29 (9.57%) Cisco
5 18 (5.94%) Symantec
6 17 (5.61%) HP
7 12 (3.96%) Ivanti
8 11 (3.63%) ServiceNow
9 9 (2.97%) EMC
9 9 (2.97%) SolarWinds
10 8 (2.64%) Google
10 8 (2.64%) Lotus
10 8 (2.64%) Red Hat
11 7 (2.31%) NetApp
12 6 (1.98%) Avaya
12 6 (1.98%) Dell
12 6 (1.98%) McAfee
12 6 (1.98%) Mitel
13 5 (1.65%) Sophos
13 5 (1.65%) Splunk