Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 15 28
Rank change year-on-year -8 +13 0
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 307 366 303
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 6.11% 8.49% 4.92%
As % of the System Software category 60.08% 58.37% 51.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 277 146
Scotland median daily rate £330 £320 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +10.34% +4.50%
10th Percentile £111 £152 £125
90th Percentile £565 £445 £428
UK median daily rate £300 £325 £305
% change year-on-year -7.69% +6.56% +3.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 16 18
Scotland median hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +31.25% +25.49%
10th Percentile £10.11 £13.50 £13.35
90th Percentile £25.00 £42.00 £25.96
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

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 511 627 587
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.17% 14.54% 9.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 371 261
Scotland median daily rate £375 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +4.84% -3.50%
10th Percentile £130 £160 £135
90th Percentile £550 £453 £450
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £365
% change year-on-year +6.25% +9.59% +8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 25 31
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +13.51% +17.46%
10th Percentile £10.39 £13.35 £13.75
90th Percentile £37.25 £42.00 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%

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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 0 152 £375 +25.00% 6
Glasgow -4 74 £275 +23.60% 10
Renfrewshire -6 16 £412 +24.85%
Aberdeen +6 15 £325 +132.14% 1
South Lanarkshire +2 7 £338 +150.00%
Inverclyde +3 6 £153 -7.58%
West Dunbartonshire +6 5 £300 -
Dundee - 5 £300 - 5
North Lanarkshire +1 4 £113 -
West Lothian -1 4 £200 -38.46%
Aberdeenshire +5 3 £130 -
Falkirk - 2 £123 -
Strathclyde +2 1 £215 -
Lanarkshire -1 1 £275 +37.50%
Highlands -5 1 £115 -
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
Midlothian - 1 £153 -
East Lothian - 1 - -
Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 210 (68.40%) Windows
2 150 (48.86%) Microsoft
3 115 (37.46%) Windows Server
4 108 (35.18%) PowerShell
5 105 (34.20%) VMware
6 101 (32.90%) ITIL
7 83 (27.04%) SCCM
8 81 (26.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 78 (25.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 69 (22.48%) Finance
11 64 (20.85%) Windows 7
12 58 (18.89%) MS Exchange
13 54 (17.59%) Office 365
14 50 (16.29%) VMware Infrastructure
15 44 (14.33%) Firewall
15 44 (14.33%) DNS
16 43 (14.01%) SAN
17 42 (13.68%) vSphere
18 40 (13.03%) Configuration Management
18 40 (13.03%) Linux
18 40 (13.03%) Windows 10
19 38 (12.38%) DHCP
20 37 (12.05%) Microsoft Azure
21 34 (11.07%) Opscode Chef
21 34 (11.07%) SQL
22 32 (10.42%) SQL Server
22 32 (10.42%) Citrix
23 30 (9.77%) Agile Software Development
23 30 (9.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 30 (9.77%) Security Cleared

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 58 (18.89%) MS Exchange
2 29 (9.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (8.47%) IIS
4 25 (8.14%) SharePoint
5 20 (6.51%) Skype for Business
6 12 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (1.95%) Apache
8 5 (1.63%) IBM Domino
9 4 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.98%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.98%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.98%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.65%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.33%) SAS
Applications
1 29 (9.45%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.95%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.33%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 54 (17.59%) Office 365
2 37 (12.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (5.21%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (2.28%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (1.95%) Mimecast
6 3 (0.98%) IaaS
6 3 (0.98%) PaaS
7 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (14.33%) DNS
1 44 (14.33%) Firewall
2 43 (14.01%) SAN
3 38 (12.38%) DHCP
4 20 (6.51%) LAN
4 20 (6.51%) Skype
5 19 (6.19%) TCP/IP
6 16 (5.21%) WAN
7 13 (4.23%) HTTP
7 13 (4.23%) Unified Communications
7 13 (4.23%) VoIP
8 12 (3.91%) HTTPS
8 12 (3.91%) SSL
9 10 (3.26%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (3.26%) LDAP
9 10 (3.26%) VPN
10 9 (2.93%) Internet
11 6 (1.95%) Network Security
12 5 (1.63%) NetScaler
12 5 (1.63%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.61%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.98%) DB2
4 3 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.65%) Redis
6 1 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.33%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.33%) EDMS
6 1 (0.33%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.33%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (4.89%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.63%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.63%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.98%) FishEye
3 3 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (0.98%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.65%) MSI
4 2 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.33%) JIRA
General
1 69 (22.48%) Finance
2 17 (5.54%) Banking
3 9 (2.93%) Publishing
4 7 (2.28%) Law
5 6 (1.95%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.65%) Legal
6 2 (0.65%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.33%) Back Office
7 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 59 (19.22%) Analyst
2 45 (14.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 26 (8.47%) IT Analyst
4 22 (7.17%) IT Support
4 22 (7.17%) Support Analyst
5 20 (6.51%) Administrator
5 20 (6.51%) Consultant
6 19 (6.19%) Desktop Support
7 18 (5.86%) 2nd Line Support
7 18 (5.86%) Support Engineer
8 16 (5.21%) Windows Engineer
9 15 (4.89%) IT Support Analyst
10 13 (4.23%) Security Engineer
11 12 (3.91%) Service Desk Analyst
12 10 (3.26%) Desktop Engineer
12 10 (3.26%) IT Engineer
12 10 (3.26%) Service Analyst
13 9 (2.93%) Systems Engineer
13 9 (2.93%) Technical Specialist
14 8 (2.61%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.95%) .NET
2 5 (1.63%) Software Packaging
3 3 (0.98%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (0.65%) .NET Core
4 2 (0.65%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.65%) ADO.NET
4 2 (0.65%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (0.65%) Entity Framework
4 2 (0.65%) JSON
4 2 (0.65%) Kafka
4 2 (0.65%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (0.65%) REST
4 2 (0.65%) RESTful
4 2 (0.65%) SignalR
4 2 (0.65%) SOAP
4 2 (0.65%) WCF
4 2 (0.65%) WSDL
4 2 (0.65%) XML
4 2 (0.65%) XML Schema
5 1 (0.33%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.21%) Data Centre
2 16 (5.21%) Virtual Team
3 13 (4.23%) PKI
4 12 (3.91%) Clustering
5 11 (3.58%) Blackberry
6 8 (2.61%) Replication
7 6 (1.95%) Driving Licence
7 6 (1.95%) EMC VNX
7 6 (1.95%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (1.95%) Smartphone
8 5 (1.63%) CMDB
8 5 (1.63%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.98%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.98%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (0.98%) iPhone
9 3 (0.98%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.98%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 2 (0.65%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 210 (68.40%) Windows
2 115 (37.46%) Windows Server
3 81 (26.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 78 (25.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 64 (20.85%) Windows 7
6 40 (13.03%) Linux
6 40 (13.03%) Windows 10
7 30 (9.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (5.21%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (4.89%) Windows 8
10 10 (3.26%) Unix
11 9 (2.93%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.98%) AIX
12 3 (0.98%) Solaris
13 2 (0.65%) Android
13 2 (0.65%) CentOS
14 1 (0.33%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (32.90%) ITIL
2 40 (13.03%) Configuration Management
3 30 (9.77%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (9.45%) Migration
5 27 (8.79%) ITIL V3
6 24 (7.82%) Validation
7 21 (6.84%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (5.86%) Continuous Delivery
9 16 (5.21%) Open Source
10 15 (4.89%) Asset Management
10 15 (4.89%) Service Management
11 14 (4.56%) Disaster Recovery
12 13 (4.23%) DevOps
12 13 (4.23%) Incident Management
12 13 (4.23%) Service Delivery
13 12 (3.91%) Business Continuity
13 12 (3.91%) Prototyping
13 12 (3.91%) TDD
13 12 (3.91%) Virtual Infrastructure
14 11 (3.58%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 108 (35.18%) PowerShell
2 34 (11.07%) SQL
3 25 (8.14%) VBScript
4 19 (6.19%) C#
5 18 (5.86%) Ruby
6 10 (3.26%) Perl
7 9 (2.93%) Python
8 6 (1.95%) VB
9 4 (1.30%) C
10 3 (0.98%) C++
10 3 (0.98%) Java
10 3 (0.98%) PHP
11 2 (0.65%) REXX
11 2 (0.65%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.65%) Tcl
11 2 (0.65%) XPath
12 1 (0.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 30 (9.77%) Security Cleared
2 23 (7.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (7.49%) SC Cleared
3 16 (5.21%) Degree
4 13 (4.23%) MCSA
5 10 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (2.93%) MCSE
7 7 (2.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 7 (2.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (1.95%) CCNP
9 5 (1.63%) CCNA
10 4 (1.30%) CISSP
10 4 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.30%) MCP
11 3 (0.98%) HND
11 3 (0.98%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (0.65%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.65%) MCSD
12 2 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 20 (6.51%) SLA
3 7 (2.28%) QA
4 2 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 50 (16.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (13.68%) vSphere
3 25 (8.14%) Hyper-V
4 24 (7.82%) VMware ESXi
5 18 (5.86%) XenApp
6 17 (5.54%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (2.93%) Virtual Servers
8 8 (2.61%) Terminal Services
9 7 (2.28%) BitLocker
9 7 (2.28%) XenDesktop
10 5 (1.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 5 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (1.30%) Forefront TMG
11 4 (1.30%) Squid
11 4 (1.30%) UAG
12 3 (0.98%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 3 (0.98%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.98%) NFS
12 3 (0.98%) RHEV
12 3 (0.98%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 83 (27.04%) SCCM
2 34 (11.07%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (8.79%) Puppet
4 25 (8.14%) WSUS
5 23 (7.49%) SCOM
6 22 (7.17%) Ansible
7 9 (2.93%) Microsoft Clustering
7 9 (2.93%) Norton AntiVirus
8 8 (2.61%) vCenter Server
9 6 (1.95%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (1.63%) Control-M
10 5 (1.63%) FortiGate
10 5 (1.63%) Rundeck
10 5 (1.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 5 (1.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 5 (1.63%) WMI
11 4 (1.30%) EnCase
11 4 (1.30%) Microsoft Intune
12 3 (0.98%) AirWatch
12 3 (0.98%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 150 (48.86%) Microsoft
2 105 (34.20%) VMware
3 32 (10.42%) Citrix
4 28 (9.12%) Cisco
5 21 (6.84%) Symantec
6 19 (6.19%) HP
7 17 (5.54%) Red Hat
8 16 (5.21%) EMC
9 12 (3.91%) ServiceNow
10 11 (3.58%) McAfee
11 10 (3.26%) CommVault
12 9 (2.93%) Avaya
12 9 (2.93%) Sophos
13 8 (2.61%) Dell
13 8 (2.61%) NetApp
14 7 (2.28%) AppSense
15 6 (1.95%) Apple
15 6 (1.95%) CheckPoint
15 6 (1.95%) CyberArk
15 6 (1.95%) Lotus