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 3 months to 26 June 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 15 31
Rank change year-on-year -18 +16  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 101 290 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.62% 10.02% 4.94%
As % of the System Software category 48.79% 56.20% 57.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 152 67
Median daily rate £275 £312 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.78% +35.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £135 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £440 £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 9
Median hourly rate £15.50 £36.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.94% +125.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £21.25 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.10 £42.00 £29.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  

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 Scotland with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 207 516 259
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 9.48% 17.82% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 234 116
Median daily rate £350 £325 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +9.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £200 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £447 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 26 12
Median hourly rate £20.25 £38.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.71% +130.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £35.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £42.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £21.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.60% +24.28%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 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
Glasgow -3 35 £275 +11.11% 4
Edinburgh -22 29 £344 +5.76% 11
Aberdeen +2 10 £151 +28.08%
Renfrewshire 0 10 £325 +1.56%
Dundee +8 3 £110 -18.51%
West Dunbartonshire 0 3 £310 - 1
West Lothian -1 2 £200 -35.48%
Inverclyde - 2 £153 -
Aberdeenshire - 2 £160 -
Fife - 2 £118 - 1
Scottish Borders -1 1 £123 -55.45%
Falkirk - 1 £125 -
Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 130 (77.84%) Windows
2 68 (40.72%) Windows Server
3 67 (40.12%) Windows 7
4 66 (39.52%) Microsoft
5 62 (37.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 53 (31.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 51 (30.54%) PowerShell
7 51 (30.54%) SCCM
8 49 (29.34%) ITIL
9 45 (26.95%) Windows 10
10 43 (25.75%) VMware
11 37 (22.16%) Citrix
12 35 (20.96%) Microsoft Office
13 33 (19.76%) MS Exchange
14 32 (19.16%) Windows Server 2003
15 31 (18.56%) SQL
16 26 (15.57%) VMware Infrastructure
16 26 (15.57%) Office 365
17 25 (14.97%) XenApp
18 24 (14.37%) Linux
19 22 (13.17%) Exchange Server 2010
20 21 (12.57%) Windows XP
20 21 (12.57%) DNS
21 20 (11.98%) DHCP
21 20 (11.98%) SQL Server
22 19 (11.38%) Migration
23 18 (10.78%) VoIP
23 18 (10.78%) Analytical Skills
24 17 (10.18%) Finance
25 16 (9.58%) Firewall

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 33 (19.76%) MS Exchange
2 22 (13.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (8.38%) SharePoint
4 13 (7.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (7.19%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (5.99%) IIS
7 7 (4.19%) Skype for Business
8 4 (2.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.80%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.60%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 35 (20.96%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) assyst
1 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (15.57%) Office 365
2 13 (7.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.19%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.60%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (0.60%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.60%) PaaS
4 1 (0.60%) SoftLayer
4 1 (0.60%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 21 (12.57%) DNS
2 20 (11.98%) DHCP
3 18 (10.78%) VoIP
4 16 (9.58%) Firewall
5 14 (8.38%) SAN
6 12 (7.19%) HTTP
6 12 (7.19%) HTTPS
6 12 (7.19%) SSL
6 12 (7.19%) WAN
7 8 (4.79%) Internet
7 8 (4.79%) LAN
8 7 (4.19%) Skype
9 5 (2.99%) PABX
10 4 (2.40%) NetScaler
10 4 (2.40%) TCP/IP
10 4 (2.40%) VPN
11 3 (1.80%) Ethernet
11 3 (1.80%) LDAP
11 3 (1.80%) VLAN
11 3 (1.80%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.98%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (7.19%) MSI
2 3 (1.80%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.60%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.60%) GitLab
3 1 (0.60%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.60%) Selenium
General
1 17 (10.18%) Finance
2 5 (2.99%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.40%) Legal
4 3 (1.80%) Law
5 1 (0.60%) Back Office
5 1 (0.60%) Banking
5 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.60%) Marketing
5 1 (0.60%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 44 (26.35%) Analyst
2 16 (9.58%) Desktop Support
2 16 (9.58%) IT Analyst
2 16 (9.58%) Support Engineer
3 15 (8.98%) 2nd Line Support
3 15 (8.98%) IT Support
3 15 (8.98%) Support Analyst
4 11 (6.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (6.59%) Service Analyst
4 11 (6.59%) Service Desk Analyst
5 10 (5.99%) Consultant
5 10 (5.99%) Senior Analyst
6 9 (5.39%) Architect
7 8 (4.79%) Desktop Engineer
7 8 (4.79%) IT Support Analyst
7 8 (4.79%) Security Engineer
7 8 (4.79%) Systems Analyst
8 7 (4.19%) Customer Engineer
8 7 (4.19%) Customer Support Engineer
8 7 (4.19%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.80%) Software Packaging
2 2 (1.20%) .NET
3 1 (0.60%) ADO.NET
3 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.60%) JSON
3 1 (0.60%) SOAP
3 1 (0.60%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.78%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (9.58%) Data Centre
3 11 (6.59%) Clustering
4 6 (3.59%) Replication
5 5 (2.99%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.80%) HP StoreVirtual
7 3 (1.80%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.20%) CMDB
8 2 (1.20%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.20%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.20%) iPad
8 2 (1.20%) iPhone
8 2 (1.20%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.60%) AS400
9 1 (0.60%) FMCG
9 1 (0.60%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.60%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.60%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.60%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 130 (77.84%) Windows
2 68 (40.72%) Windows Server
3 67 (40.12%) Windows 7
4 62 (37.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 53 (31.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 45 (26.95%) Windows 10
7 32 (19.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 24 (14.37%) Linux
9 21 (12.57%) Windows XP
10 11 (6.59%) Windows 8
11 8 (4.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (2.99%) AIX
12 5 (2.99%) Unix
13 2 (1.20%) CentOS
14 1 (0.60%) Android
14 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.60%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (29.34%) ITIL
2 19 (11.38%) Migration
3 15 (8.98%) Configuration Management
4 14 (8.38%) Patch Management
5 13 (7.78%) ITIL V3
5 13 (7.78%) Service Management
6 12 (7.19%) Prototyping
6 12 (7.19%) Software Distribution
6 12 (7.19%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 10 (5.99%) Change Management
7 10 (5.99%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (5.39%) Capacity Planning
9 8 (4.79%) Incident Management
10 7 (4.19%) Security Patching
10 7 (4.19%) Server Virtualisation
11 6 (3.59%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (2.99%) Application Packaging
12 5 (2.99%) DevOps
13 4 (2.40%) Multi-Factor Authentication
13 4 (2.40%) Smoke Testing
Programming Languages
1 51 (30.54%) PowerShell
2 31 (18.56%) SQL
3 14 (8.38%) VBScript
4 13 (7.78%) VB
5 12 (7.19%) REXX
5 12 (7.19%) Tcl
6 10 (5.99%) C#
7 7 (4.19%) C
8 5 (2.99%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.80%) Python
10 2 (1.20%) Java
10 2 (1.20%) Perl
10 2 (1.20%) PHP
10 2 (1.20%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.60%) Go
11 1 (0.60%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (9.58%) Security Cleared
2 15 (8.98%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (3.59%) MCSA
5 5 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.40%) CISSP
6 4 (2.40%) Degree
6 4 (2.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (1.80%) CCNP
7 3 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.80%) DBS Check
7 3 (1.80%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.80%) MCITP
7 3 (1.80%) MCSE
7 3 (1.80%) MCTS
7 3 (1.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.20%) CCNA
8 2 (1.20%) ISEB
8 2 (1.20%) SANS
9 1 (0.60%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.58%) Disclosure Scotland
2 14 (8.38%) SLA
3 2 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.60%) QA
System Software
1 26 (15.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (14.97%) XenApp
3 14 (8.38%) Hyper-V
3 14 (8.38%) Microsoft App-V
4 11 (6.59%) vSphere
5 9 (5.39%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (5.39%) XenDesktop
6 7 (4.19%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (2.99%) BitLocker
8 4 (2.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (2.40%) Terminal Services
9 3 (1.80%) Terminal Server
10 2 (1.20%) RHEV
10 2 (1.20%) Squid
10 2 (1.20%) UAG
10 2 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.60%) Docker
11 1 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 51 (30.54%) SCCM
2 12 (7.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (2.99%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (2.40%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (2.40%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.40%) SCOM
5 3 (1.80%) FortiGate
5 3 (1.80%) Netcool
5 3 (1.80%) WSUS
6 2 (1.20%) Control-M
6 2 (1.20%) DameWare
6 2 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.20%) Puppet
6 2 (1.20%) Rundeck
6 2 (1.20%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.60%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.60%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 66 (39.52%) Microsoft
2 43 (25.75%) VMware
3 37 (22.16%) Citrix
4 15 (8.98%) Cisco
5 13 (7.78%) HP
6 8 (4.79%) NetApp
7 7 (4.19%) Avaya
8 6 (3.59%) Apple
8 6 (3.59%) Red Hat
9 5 (2.99%) EMC
9 5 (2.99%) McAfee
10 4 (2.40%) IBM
10 4 (2.40%) Mitel
11 3 (1.80%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.80%) CommVault
11 3 (1.80%) CyberArk
11 3 (1.80%) Splunk
11 3 (1.80%) Symantec
11 3 (1.80%) Veritas
12 2 (1.20%) F5
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