Period
to 20 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 25 15
Rank change year-on-year -9 -10 +17
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 292 305 366
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 5.51% 6.13% 8.52%
As % of the System Software category 45.34% 59.92% 58.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 163 277
Scotland median daily rate £280 £338 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.04% +5.47% +10.34%
10th Percentile £110 £110 £152
90th Percentile £488 £570 £445
UK median daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +16.67% -7.69% +6.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 24 16
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% -14.29% +31.25%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.11 £13.50
90th Percentile £33.20 £25.00 £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 644 509 627
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.15% 10.23% 14.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 273 371
Scotland median daily rate £390 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +15.38% +4.84%
10th Percentile £132 £130 £160
90th Percentile £600 £550 £453
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 32 25
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -4.76% +13.51%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.39 £13.35
90th Percentile £44.27 £37.25 £42.00
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -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 20 November 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 November 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 November 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 -12 122 £375 - 16
Glasgow -7 85 £221 -19.55% 16
Renfrewshire +3 36 £285 -30.83%
Aberdeen +7 10 £188 -42.31% 1
North Lanarkshire +5 10 £130 +15.56% 2
Dundee -7 6 £110 -63.33% 2
South Lanarkshire -5 4 £303 -10.37%
West Lothian +8 3 - -
Fife - 3 £200 -
Falkirk +2 2 £275 +124.49%
Highlands +4 1 - -
Inverclyde 0 1 - -
Stirling - 1 £325 - 1
Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 210 (71.92%) Windows
2 124 (42.47%) Microsoft
3 93 (31.85%) Windows 7
4 79 (27.05%) VMware
5 77 (26.37%) Office 365
6 73 (25.00%) Citrix
7 72 (24.66%) Windows 10
7 72 (24.66%) PowerShell
8 67 (22.95%) SCCM
9 66 (22.60%) Windows Server 2008
9 66 (22.60%) Windows Server
10 62 (21.23%) DNS
11 58 (19.86%) DHCP
12 54 (18.49%) Microsoft Office
13 53 (18.15%) ITIL
14 52 (17.81%) Finance
15 51 (17.47%) VMware Infrastructure
16 49 (16.78%) Windows Server 2012
17 47 (16.10%) Security Cleared
18 42 (14.38%) SQL
19 40 (13.70%) SC Cleared
20 38 (13.01%) MS Exchange
21 34 (11.64%) Microsoft Azure
22 30 (10.27%) Windows Server 2003
23 29 (9.93%) HP
24 28 (9.59%) Linux
24 28 (9.59%) Migration
25 26 (8.90%) Change Management
25 26 (8.90%) XenApp
26 25 (8.56%) Hyper-V

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 38 (13.01%) MS Exchange
2 17 (5.82%) SharePoint
2 17 (5.82%) Skype for Business
3 14 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (4.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (2.40%) Tomcat
6 6 (2.05%) Apache
7 4 (1.37%) JBoss
7 4 (1.37%) SAS
8 3 (1.03%) IIS
8 3 (1.03%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.68%) Confluence
9 2 (0.68%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.34%) CMS
10 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.34%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 54 (18.49%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.71%) thinkFolio
2 2 (0.68%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 77 (26.37%) Office 365
2 34 (11.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.08%) OneDrive
4 6 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (2.05%) OpenShift
5 5 (1.71%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (1.71%) PaaS
6 4 (1.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (1.03%) IaaS
8 2 (0.68%) Yammer
9 1 (0.34%) Azure Functions
9 1 (0.34%) SaaS
9 1 (0.34%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 62 (21.23%) DNS
2 58 (19.86%) DHCP
3 25 (8.56%) LAN
4 19 (6.51%) Skype
5 17 (5.82%) SAN
6 14 (4.79%) TCP/IP
6 14 (4.79%) WAN
7 12 (4.11%) VPN
8 11 (3.77%) Firewall
9 9 (3.08%) Wireless
10 6 (2.05%) Internet
10 6 (2.05%) Unified Communications
10 6 (2.05%) VLAN
11 5 (1.71%) NetScaler
11 5 (1.71%) Remote Desktop
11 5 (1.71%) VSAN
12 4 (1.37%) iSCSI
12 4 (1.37%) Kerberos
12 4 (1.37%) WebEx
13 3 (1.03%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.19%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.03%) Power BI
3 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.68%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.68%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.34%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (5.82%) HP UFT
1 17 (5.82%) WinRunner
2 9 (3.08%) Jenkins
3 8 (2.74%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.74%) MSI
4 4 (1.37%) JIRA
5 3 (1.03%) Hudson
5 3 (1.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.03%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.68%) TestDirector
General
1 52 (17.81%) Finance
2 13 (4.45%) Banking
3 4 (1.37%) Back Office
3 4 (1.37%) Games
3 4 (1.37%) Legal
4 3 (1.03%) Publishing
5 2 (0.68%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.68%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.34%) Retail
Job Titles
1 90 (30.82%) Analyst
2 38 (13.01%) Desktop Support
3 35 (11.99%) Support Analyst
4 33 (11.30%) Support Engineer
5 27 (9.25%) Desktop Engineer
6 23 (7.88%) 2nd Line Support
6 23 (7.88%) IT Support
7 21 (7.19%) Service Analyst
7 21 (7.19%) Service Desk Analyst
8 19 (6.51%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 16 (5.48%) IT Analyst
10 14 (4.79%) Windows Engineer
11 13 (4.45%) IT Support Analyst
12 12 (4.11%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
13 11 (3.77%) Active Directory Engineer
13 11 (3.77%) Administrator
14 10 (3.42%) Architect
14 10 (3.42%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 9 (3.08%) Applications Packager
15 9 (3.08%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.79%) LDAP
2 6 (2.05%) XML
3 4 (1.37%) Web Services
4 3 (1.03%) Middleware
4 3 (1.03%) XML Messaging
5 2 (0.68%) COM
6 1 (0.34%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.34%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.85%) Blackberry
2 18 (6.16%) Clustering
2 18 (6.16%) PDA
3 15 (5.14%) iPhone
4 9 (3.08%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (2.40%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.40%) iPad
5 7 (2.40%) Public Cloud
6 6 (2.05%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.71%) Smartphone
8 4 (1.37%) Handset
8 4 (1.37%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.03%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.03%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.03%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.03%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.68%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (0.68%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 210 (71.92%) Windows
2 93 (31.85%) Windows 7
3 72 (24.66%) Windows 10
4 66 (22.60%) Windows Server
4 66 (22.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 49 (16.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (10.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 28 (9.59%) Linux
8 18 (6.16%) AIX
9 15 (5.14%) Windows XP
10 11 (3.77%) Android
10 11 (3.77%) Solaris
11 10 (3.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (3.42%) Unix
12 9 (3.08%) Apple iOS
12 9 (3.08%) Windows 8
13 5 (1.71%) Mac OS
14 3 (1.03%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.34%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (18.15%) ITIL
2 28 (9.59%) Migration
3 26 (8.90%) Change Management
4 18 (6.16%) Test Automation
4 18 (6.16%) Test Scripting
5 17 (5.82%) Software Testing
6 16 (5.48%) Smoke Testing
7 15 (5.14%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (5.14%) DevOps
8 14 (4.79%) Incident Management
8 14 (4.79%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (4.11%) Service Management
10 10 (3.42%) Asset Management
10 10 (3.42%) Identity Management
10 10 (3.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 10 (3.42%) Scrum
11 9 (3.08%) Kanban
12 8 (2.74%) Software Deployment
12 8 (2.74%) Time Management
13 7 (2.40%) Break/Fix
Programming Languages
1 72 (24.66%) PowerShell
2 42 (14.38%) SQL
3 15 (5.14%) Python
4 12 (4.11%) VBScript
5 9 (3.08%) Bash Shell
6 6 (2.05%) Java
6 6 (2.05%) Shell Script
6 6 (2.05%) T-SQL
7 5 (1.71%) Go
8 4 (1.37%) Ruby
8 4 (1.37%) VB
9 2 (0.68%) C-shell
9 2 (0.68%) Korn
9 2 (0.68%) Perl
9 2 (0.68%) VBA
10 1 (0.34%) C
10 1 (0.34%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 47 (16.10%) Security Cleared
2 40 (13.70%) SC Cleared
3 22 (7.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (6.16%) ISTQB
4 18 (6.16%) MCSE
5 11 (3.77%) MCSA
6 7 (2.40%) MCP
7 6 (2.05%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (2.05%) Degree
8 5 (1.71%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (1.71%) MCITP
8 5 (1.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (1.37%) CCA
9 4 (1.37%) CCEA
9 4 (1.37%) VCAP
9 4 (1.37%) VCP4
10 3 (1.03%) ACDT
10 3 (1.03%) ACHDS
10 3 (1.03%) ACTC
10 3 (1.03%) MCSM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.45%) Disclosure Scotland
2 10 (3.42%) SLA
3 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.34%) QA
3 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 51 (17.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (8.90%) XenApp
3 25 (8.56%) Hyper-V
4 23 (7.88%) VMware ESXi
5 20 (6.85%) Virtual Desktop
6 15 (5.14%) vSphere
7 14 (4.79%) Terminal Services
8 11 (3.77%) XenDesktop
9 10 (3.42%) Virtual Servers
10 9 (3.08%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (2.05%) XenServer
12 5 (1.71%) BitLocker
12 5 (1.71%) Docker
12 5 (1.71%) VMware NSX
13 4 (1.37%) RACF
13 4 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
14 2 (0.68%) NFS
14 2 (0.68%) Samba
14 2 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
15 1 (0.34%) Xen
Systems Management
1 67 (22.95%) SCCM
2 16 (5.48%) HP ALM
2 16 (5.48%) McAfee ePO
3 11 (3.77%) Microsoft Intune
4 10 (3.42%) Ansible
5 6 (2.05%) SELinux
5 6 (2.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (1.37%) Kubernetes
6 4 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.37%) Puppet
6 4 (1.37%) Terraform
7 3 (1.03%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.03%) Control-M
7 3 (1.03%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (1.03%) Malwarebytes
7 3 (1.03%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.03%) PowerCLI
7 3 (1.03%) vRealize
8 2 (0.68%) DameWare
Vendors
1 124 (42.47%) Microsoft
2 79 (27.05%) VMware
3 73 (25.00%) Citrix
4 29 (9.93%) HP
5 21 (7.19%) Ivanti
6 17 (5.82%) Cisco
6 17 (5.82%) McAfee
6 17 (5.82%) Veritas
7 11 (3.77%) Red Hat
7 11 (3.77%) ServiceNow
8 10 (3.42%) Apple
9 9 (3.08%) Charles River
9 9 (3.08%) NetApp
10 7 (2.40%) CheckPoint
10 7 (2.40%) Dell
11 6 (2.05%) Symantec
12 5 (1.71%) Avaya
12 5 (1.71%) Oracle
13 4 (1.37%) BT
13 4 (1.37%) IBM