Period
to 20 May 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 May 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 34 19
Rank change year-on-year +15 -15 +10
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 397 172 448
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 7.69% 4.77% 8.15%
As % of the System Software category 59.70% 49.86% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 107 247
Scotland median daily rate £279 £288 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.04% -10.16% +3.23%
10th Percentile £124 £113 £133
90th Percentile £475 £439 £475
UK median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 15
Scotland median hourly rate £15.86 £19.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.53% -47.22% +200.00%
10th Percentile £14.54 £14.75 £14.96
90th Percentile £22.40 £32.05 £41.30
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.45% -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 665 345 784
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.88% 9.56% 14.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 207 367
Scotland median daily rate £350 £365 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.11% +10.61% +1.54%
10th Percentile £175 £130 £154
90th Percentile £538 £488 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +6.51% +5.63% +12.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 25
Scotland median hourly rate £15.86 £17.43 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.01% -51.58% +171.70%
10th Percentile £15.04 £14.80 £15.80
90th Percentile £35.00 £29.98 £42.60
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -0.88% +3.23% -1.59%

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 +26 156 £315 -13.10% 13
Renfrewshire +6 109 £275 -30.38% 4
Glasgow -4 88 £285 +14.46% 20
Dundee -5 10 £350 +56.42% 1
Aberdeen +9 7 £220 +46.18% 5
South Lanarkshire - 7 £425 -
Highlands - 5 - -
Inverclyde +1 4 £244 -
West Lothian - 4 £100 - 1
West Dunbartonshire +2 1 £390 +25.81%
North Lanarkshire - 1 £115 - 1
Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 20 May 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.

1 320 (80.60%) Windows
2 245 (61.71%) Microsoft
3 158 (39.80%) Windows Server
4 156 (39.29%) Windows 7
5 150 (37.78%) VMware
6 147 (37.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 146 (36.78%) DNS
8 135 (34.01%) Citrix
9 132 (33.25%) DHCP
10 126 (31.74%) Security Cleared
11 118 (29.72%) Office 365
12 117 (29.47%) SC Cleared
13 116 (29.22%) SCCM
14 100 (25.19%) PowerShell
15 92 (23.17%) VMware Infrastructure
16 87 (21.91%) Windows 10
17 86 (21.66%) ITIL
18 85 (21.41%) Windows Server 2003
19 82 (20.65%) MS Exchange
20 72 (18.14%) Finance
21 64 (16.12%) Microsoft App-V
22 63 (15.87%) VMware ESXi
22 63 (15.87%) Windows Server 2012
23 62 (15.62%) Skype for Business
23 62 (15.62%) Migration
23 62 (15.62%) SQL
24 61 (15.37%) XenApp
25 60 (15.11%) Ivanti
26 56 (14.11%) Microsoft Office
27 53 (13.35%) Microsoft Azure

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 82 (20.65%) MS Exchange
2 62 (15.62%) Skype for Business
3 51 (12.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 33 (8.31%) SharePoint
5 21 (5.29%) Office Communications Server
6 20 (5.04%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (2.77%) IIS
8 10 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2003
8 10 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (1.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (1.51%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.76%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.50%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.50%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
13 1 (0.25%) Confluence
Applications
1 56 (14.11%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.26%) assyst
2 2 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.25%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.25%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 118 (29.72%) Office 365
2 53 (13.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (6.05%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (2.02%) IaaS
4 8 (2.02%) OneDrive
5 7 (1.76%) PaaS
6 6 (1.51%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (1.51%) SaaS
7 3 (0.76%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.25%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 146 (36.78%) DNS
2 132 (33.25%) DHCP
3 43 (10.83%) Skype
4 28 (7.05%) LAN
5 27 (6.80%) WAN
6 26 (6.55%) Wi-Fi
7 24 (6.05%) SAN
8 22 (5.54%) 3G
9 19 (4.79%) Firewall
10 17 (4.28%) VPN
11 16 (4.03%) Unified Communications
12 13 (3.27%) Remote Desktop
13 12 (3.02%) TCP/IP
14 11 (2.77%) Internet
15 8 (2.02%) NetScaler
16 6 (1.51%) VSAN
16 6 (1.51%) Wireshark
17 5 (1.26%) VLAN
17 5 (1.26%) VoIP
18 4 (1.01%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (10.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.76%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.25%) EDMS
4 1 (0.25%) IDOL
4 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 27 (6.80%) HP UFT
1 27 (6.80%) WinRunner
2 13 (3.27%) MSI
3 8 (2.02%) TestDirector
4 7 (1.76%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.01%) Hudson
6 2 (0.50%) JIRA
7 1 (0.25%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.25%) GitLab
7 1 (0.25%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.25%) Selenium
General
1 72 (18.14%) Finance
2 11 (2.77%) Banking
3 7 (1.76%) Legal
4 6 (1.51%) Law
5 3 (0.76%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.50%) French Language
6 2 (0.50%) German Language
6 2 (0.50%) Italian Language
6 2 (0.50%) Mandarin Language
6 2 (0.50%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.25%) Publishing
7 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 86 (21.66%) Analyst
2 40 (10.08%) 2nd Line Support
3 39 (9.82%) Support Engineer
4 32 (8.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 31 (7.81%) Support Analyst
6 28 (7.05%) Consultant
6 28 (7.05%) Desktop Support
7 27 (6.80%) IT Analyst
8 21 (5.29%) IT Support
8 21 (5.29%) Service Analyst
9 19 (4.79%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 19 (4.79%) Architect
9 19 (4.79%) Test Analyst
10 18 (4.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 17 (4.28%) Messaging Engineer
12 16 (4.03%) IT Support Analyst
13 15 (3.78%) Service Desk Analyst
13 15 (3.78%) Windows Engineer
14 14 (3.53%) Administrator
15 12 (3.02%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.26%) .NET
1 5 (1.26%) Web Services
2 4 (1.01%) HTML
3 3 (0.76%) COM
3 3 (0.76%) LDAP
4 2 (0.50%) Middleware
5 1 (0.25%) CSS
5 1 (0.25%) RESTful
5 1 (0.25%) SAML
5 1 (0.25%) XML
5 1 (0.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 44 (11.08%) Clustering
2 33 (8.31%) Blackberry
3 30 (7.56%) PDA
4 26 (6.55%) Computer Science
4 26 (6.55%) Fat Client
4 26 (6.55%) Thin Client
5 20 (5.04%) PKI
6 13 (3.27%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (3.27%) Management Information System
7 12 (3.02%) iPhone
8 10 (2.52%) Data Centre
8 10 (2.52%) Virtual Team
9 9 (2.27%) BYOD
10 7 (1.76%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (1.26%) Client/Server
11 5 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (1.01%) EMC VNX
12 4 (1.01%) iPad
12 4 (1.01%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 320 (80.60%) Windows
2 158 (39.80%) Windows Server
3 156 (39.29%) Windows 7
4 147 (37.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 87 (21.91%) Windows 10
6 85 (21.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 63 (15.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 43 (10.83%) Windows 8
9 27 (6.80%) AIX
10 25 (6.30%) Linux
11 20 (5.04%) Android
11 20 (5.04%) Windows XP
12 15 (3.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (2.52%) Apple iOS
14 8 (2.02%) Windows Phone
15 7 (1.76%) Windows Phone 8
16 3 (0.76%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.50%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.50%) Unix
17 2 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (21.66%) ITIL
2 62 (15.62%) Migration
3 48 (12.09%) Change Management
4 39 (9.82%) Software Testing
5 34 (8.56%) Software Delivery
6 30 (7.56%) Test Scripting
7 27 (6.80%) Test Automation
8 24 (6.05%) Incident Management
8 24 (6.05%) Problem-Solving
9 21 (5.29%) Smoke Testing
10 19 (4.79%) Asset Management
11 16 (4.03%) ITSM
11 16 (4.03%) Validation
12 14 (3.53%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (3.53%) Service Management
13 13 (3.27%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (3.27%) ITIL V3
13 13 (3.27%) Software Distribution
14 12 (3.02%) Service Delivery
14 12 (3.02%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 100 (25.19%) PowerShell
2 62 (15.62%) SQL
3 13 (3.27%) VBScript
4 12 (3.02%) T-SQL
5 11 (2.77%) VB
6 6 (1.51%) Ruby
7 5 (1.26%) Java
8 4 (1.01%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.01%) PHP
8 4 (1.01%) Python
9 3 (0.76%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.25%) C
10 1 (0.25%) C#
10 1 (0.25%) Go
10 1 (0.25%) LINC
10 1 (0.25%) Perl
10 1 (0.25%) XPath
Qualifications
1 126 (31.74%) Security Cleared
2 117 (29.47%) SC Cleared
3 40 (10.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 33 (8.31%) Degree
5 30 (7.56%) MCSE
6 26 (6.55%) ISTQB
7 25 (6.30%) BPSS Clearance
7 25 (6.30%) Computer Science Degree
8 11 (2.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (2.52%) MCSA
10 7 (1.76%) MCTS
11 6 (1.51%) MCITP
12 5 (1.26%) Citrix Certification
12 5 (1.26%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 4 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.76%) CCNP
14 3 (0.76%) CISSP
15 2 (0.50%) CCNA
15 2 (0.50%) HND
15 2 (0.50%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (9.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 18 (4.53%) SLA
3 3 (0.76%) GDPR
System Software
1 92 (23.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 64 (16.12%) Microsoft App-V
3 63 (15.87%) VMware ESXi
4 61 (15.37%) XenApp
5 45 (11.34%) Hyper-V
6 41 (10.33%) XenDesktop
7 24 (6.05%) Virtual Desktop
8 20 (5.04%) vSphere
9 17 (4.28%) XenServer
10 9 (2.27%) BitLocker
11 8 (2.02%) VMware NSX
12 5 (1.26%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
13 4 (1.01%) DFS Replication
13 4 (1.01%) ISA Server
14 2 (0.50%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
15 1 (0.25%) Docker
15 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 116 (29.22%) SCCM
2 33 (8.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 29 (7.30%) McAfee ePO
4 25 (6.30%) HP ALM
5 13 (3.27%) Ansible
6 12 (3.02%) Microsoft Clustering
6 12 (3.02%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (3.02%) Puppet
7 8 (2.02%) AirWatch
8 7 (1.76%) XenMobile
9 6 (1.51%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (1.51%) Netcool
9 6 (1.51%) PowerCLI
9 6 (1.51%) SafeCom
9 6 (1.51%) SAP Afaria
9 6 (1.51%) SCOM
9 6 (1.51%) vRealize
10 3 (0.76%) vCenter Server
10 3 (0.76%) WMI
10 3 (0.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 245 (61.71%) Microsoft
2 150 (37.78%) VMware
3 135 (34.01%) Citrix
4 60 (15.11%) Ivanti
5 51 (12.85%) HP
6 39 (9.82%) McAfee
7 33 (8.31%) Veritas
8 28 (7.05%) Cisco
9 26 (6.55%) ThinPrint
10 11 (2.77%) Red Hat
11 10 (2.52%) Apple
12 9 (2.27%) Symantec
13 8 (2.02%) Mitel
14 7 (1.76%) SAP
14 7 (1.76%) SolarWinds
15 6 (1.51%) CheckPoint
15 6 (1.51%) Google
16 5 (1.26%) Oracle
16 5 (1.26%) Splunk
17 4 (1.01%) CyberArk