Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 30 21
Rank change year-on-year +11 -9 +10
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 412 216 429
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 7.52% 4.96% 8.16%
As % of the System Software category 57.14% 51.92% 55.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 127 250
Scotland median daily rate £275 £310 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.29% - +24.00%
10th Percentile £120 £110 £125
90th Percentile £450 £441 £476
UK median daily rate £325 £306 £325
% change year-on-year +6.21% -5.85% +4.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 20
Scotland median hourly rate £16.68 £15.50 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.61% -58.39% +132.81%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.30 £14.86
90th Percentile £19.56 £24.60 £42.00
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -

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 721 416 776
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 13.16% 9.55% 14.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 232 382
Scotland median daily rate £325 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +6.06% +3.13%
10th Percentile £133 £123 £155
90th Percentile £511 £500 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 12 33
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £19.75 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.39% -48.70% +113.89%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.39 £19.75
90th Percentile £34.13 £26.88 £42.80
UK median hourly rate £16.36 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.23% -3.03% +3.13%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +15 156 £315 -6.67% 8
Renfrewshire +3 125 £275 -32.10%
Glasgow -5 85 £269 -2.27% 5
Dundee -7 7 £218 +97.73% 5
North Lanarkshire +1 6 £130 +15.56%
West Lothian +6 5 £100 -50.00%
Aberdeen +5 5 - - 2
Inverclyde +4 5 £244 +59.84%
South Lanarkshire - 4 £450 -
Highlands - 2 - -
Falkirk 0 1 £275 +124.49%
West Dunbartonshire -3 1 £390 +25.81%
Fife -7 1 £175 -21.35% 1
Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Stirling - 1 £325 -
Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 341 (82.77%) Windows
2 253 (61.41%) Microsoft
3 167 (40.53%) VMware
3 167 (40.53%) Windows 7
4 156 (37.86%) DNS
5 153 (37.14%) Citrix
6 150 (36.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 148 (35.92%) Windows Server
8 144 (34.95%) DHCP
9 138 (33.50%) Security Cleared
10 128 (31.07%) SC Cleared
11 125 (30.34%) Office 365
12 117 (28.40%) SCCM
13 111 (26.94%) VMware Infrastructure
14 104 (25.24%) Windows Server 2003
15 98 (23.79%) PowerShell
16 91 (22.09%) Windows 10
17 88 (21.36%) ITIL
18 87 (21.12%) SQL
19 78 (18.93%) MS Exchange
20 77 (18.69%) Ivanti
21 76 (18.45%) VMware ESXi
22 70 (16.99%) Change Management
23 62 (15.05%) HP
23 62 (15.05%) Microsoft Office
23 62 (15.05%) Hyper-V
24 61 (14.81%) XenApp
25 59 (14.32%) Clustering
25 59 (14.32%) Microsoft App-V
26 58 (14.08%) Finance

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 78 (18.93%) MS Exchange
2 51 (12.38%) Skype for Business
3 48 (11.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (5.34%) SharePoint
5 19 (4.61%) Office Communications Server
6 18 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (4.13%) Exchange Server 2003
8 11 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (1.70%) OpenStack
10 5 (1.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (1.21%) IIS
11 2 (0.49%) Confluence
11 2 (0.49%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.49%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
12 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 62 (15.05%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.49%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.46%) assyst
2 1 (0.24%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.24%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 125 (30.34%) Office 365
2 40 (9.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (3.40%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (1.70%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (1.46%) IaaS
5 6 (1.46%) PaaS
6 4 (0.97%) SaaS
7 3 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.73%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.49%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.24%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 156 (37.86%) DNS
2 144 (34.95%) DHCP
3 37 (8.98%) Skype
4 29 (7.04%) LAN
5 26 (6.31%) WAN
6 25 (6.07%) Wi-Fi
7 22 (5.34%) 3G
8 17 (4.13%) SAN
8 17 (4.13%) VPN
9 15 (3.64%) Firewall
9 15 (3.64%) Remote Desktop
10 12 (2.91%) TCP/IP
10 12 (2.91%) Unified Communications
11 9 (2.18%) VSAN
12 6 (1.46%) Wireshark
13 5 (1.21%) VLAN
14 4 (0.97%) NetScaler
14 4 (0.97%) VoIP
14 4 (0.97%) Wireless
15 3 (0.73%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (8.25%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.94%) Relational Database
3 7 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.49%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 44 (10.68%) HP UFT
1 44 (10.68%) WinRunner
2 19 (4.61%) MSI
3 10 (2.43%) TestDirector
4 4 (0.97%) Hudson
5 2 (0.49%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.49%) JIRA
6 1 (0.24%) Git (software)
General
1 58 (14.08%) Finance
2 16 (3.88%) Banking
3 4 (0.97%) Law
3 4 (0.97%) Legal
4 3 (0.73%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.49%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.49%) French Language
5 2 (0.49%) German Language
5 2 (0.49%) Italian Language
5 2 (0.49%) Mandarin Language
5 2 (0.49%) Publishing
5 2 (0.49%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.24%) Back Office
6 1 (0.24%) Games
6 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.24%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 111 (26.94%) Analyst
2 50 (12.14%) Support Engineer
3 39 (9.47%) 2nd Line Support
4 37 (8.98%) Support Analyst
5 29 (7.04%) Desktop Support
6 28 (6.80%) Test Analyst
7 25 (6.07%) IT Analyst
8 24 (5.83%) IT Support
9 23 (5.58%) Service Analyst
10 20 (4.85%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 19 (4.61%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 19 (4.61%) Desktop Engineer
11 19 (4.61%) Service Desk Analyst
12 18 (4.37%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 18 (4.37%) Messaging Engineer
13 17 (4.13%) IT Support Analyst
13 17 (4.13%) Windows Engineer
14 16 (3.88%) Architect
14 16 (3.88%) Consultant
14 16 (3.88%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.94%) LDAP
2 4 (0.97%) COM
3 3 (0.73%) Web Services
3 3 (0.73%) XML
4 1 (0.24%) .NET
4 1 (0.24%) HTML
4 1 (0.24%) Middleware
4 1 (0.24%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 59 (14.32%) Clustering
2 48 (11.65%) PDA
3 31 (7.52%) Computer Science
4 30 (7.28%) Blackberry
5 24 (5.83%) Fat Client
5 24 (5.83%) Thin Client
6 17 (4.13%) PKI
7 13 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (2.67%) iPhone
8 11 (2.67%) Management Information System
9 9 (2.18%) Data Centre
10 7 (1.70%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (1.21%) iPad
11 5 (1.21%) Smartphone
12 4 (0.97%) Analytical Mindset
12 4 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (0.97%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.97%) Replication
13 3 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.73%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 341 (82.77%) Windows
2 167 (40.53%) Windows 7
3 150 (36.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 148 (35.92%) Windows Server
5 104 (25.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 91 (22.09%) Windows 10
7 50 (12.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 44 (10.68%) AIX
9 40 (9.71%) Windows 8
10 27 (6.55%) Windows XP
11 26 (6.31%) Linux
12 20 (4.85%) Android
13 14 (3.40%) Apple iOS
13 14 (3.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 9 (2.18%) Windows Phone
15 7 (1.70%) Unix
15 7 (1.70%) Windows Phone 8
16 6 (1.46%) Mac OS
17 5 (1.21%) Solaris
18 4 (0.97%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (21.36%) ITIL
2 70 (16.99%) Change Management
3 52 (12.62%) Software Testing
4 48 (11.65%) Test Scripting
5 45 (10.92%) Test Automation
6 44 (10.68%) Migration
7 39 (9.47%) Software Delivery
8 37 (8.98%) Smoke Testing
9 24 (5.83%) Incident Management
10 23 (5.58%) Problem-Solving
11 18 (4.37%) Software Distribution
12 17 (4.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 17 (4.13%) Service Management
13 13 (3.16%) ITSM
14 12 (2.91%) Agile Software Development
14 12 (2.91%) Service Delivery
14 12 (2.91%) Workflow
15 11 (2.67%) Identity Management
16 10 (2.43%) Asset Management
16 10 (2.43%) Personalization
Programming Languages
1 98 (23.79%) PowerShell
2 87 (21.12%) SQL
3 17 (4.13%) T-SQL
3 17 (4.13%) VBScript
4 15 (3.64%) VB
5 3 (0.73%) Bash Shell
5 3 (0.73%) Python
6 2 (0.49%) C
6 2 (0.49%) VBA
7 1 (0.24%) Go
7 1 (0.24%) Java
7 1 (0.24%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.24%) LINC
7 1 (0.24%) PHP
Qualifications
1 138 (33.50%) Security Cleared
2 128 (31.07%) SC Cleared
3 44 (10.68%) ISTQB
4 38 (9.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 36 (8.74%) Degree
6 30 (7.28%) MCSE
7 29 (7.04%) BPSS Clearance
8 27 (6.55%) Computer Science Degree
9 12 (2.91%) MCSA
10 8 (1.94%) MCTS
10 8 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (1.70%) MCITP
12 5 (1.21%) Citrix Certification
13 3 (0.73%) A+ Certification
13 3 (0.73%) CISSP
13 3 (0.73%) MCP
14 1 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.24%) HNC
14 1 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.24%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (9.95%) Disclosure Scotland
2 17 (4.13%) SLA
3 3 (0.73%) GDPR
4 1 (0.24%) QA
4 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 111 (26.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 76 (18.45%) VMware ESXi
3 62 (15.05%) Hyper-V
4 61 (14.81%) XenApp
5 59 (14.32%) Microsoft App-V
6 39 (9.47%) Virtual Desktop
7 35 (8.50%) XenDesktop
8 21 (5.10%) XenServer
9 16 (3.88%) vSphere
10 9 (2.18%) VMware NSX
11 6 (1.46%) BitLocker
12 5 (1.21%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 5 (1.21%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.73%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.73%) RACF
13 3 (0.73%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
14 2 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
15 1 (0.24%) Docker
15 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 117 (28.40%) SCCM
2 45 (10.92%) McAfee ePO
3 41 (9.95%) HP ALM
4 39 (9.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 11 (2.67%) Microsoft Clustering
6 9 (2.18%) AirWatch
6 9 (2.18%) PowerCLI
6 9 (2.18%) vRealize
7 7 (1.70%) Ansible
7 7 (1.70%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (1.70%) XenMobile
8 6 (1.46%) Netcool
8 6 (1.46%) SafeCom
8 6 (1.46%) SAP Afaria
9 5 (1.21%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (1.21%) Puppet
9 5 (1.21%) vCenter Server
10 3 (0.73%) Control-M
10 3 (0.73%) WSUS
Vendors
1 253 (61.41%) Microsoft
2 167 (40.53%) VMware
3 153 (37.14%) Citrix
4 77 (18.69%) Ivanti
5 62 (15.05%) HP
6 56 (13.59%) McAfee
7 49 (11.89%) Veritas
8 26 (6.31%) ThinPrint
9 20 (4.85%) Cisco
10 14 (3.40%) Red Hat
11 13 (3.16%) Apple
12 8 (1.94%) CheckPoint
13 7 (1.70%) Mitel
13 7 (1.70%) SAP
13 7 (1.70%) ServiceNow
13 7 (1.70%) Symantec
14 5 (1.21%) Dell
14 5 (1.21%) NetApp
14 5 (1.21%) Oracle
15 4 (0.97%) Avaya