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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
UK / Scotland
Rank 43 22 25
Rank change year-on-year -21 +3  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 67 179 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.82% 6.91% 5.62%
As % of the System Software category 46.21% 55.25% 63.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 107 86
Median daily rate £325 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £127 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £323 £300
% change year-on-year -3.87% +7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 6
Median hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.62% -21.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £16.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £16.00 £69.59
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +7.14%  

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 145 324 259
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 8.27% 12.50% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 171 128
Median daily rate £375 £390 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +12.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £243 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -3.97% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 7
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £33.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -52.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.86 £16.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £16.00 £110.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -4.13% +4.10%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 27 March 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 -14 22 £245 -7.29% 1
Edinburgh -18 22 £313 -30.55% 4
Renfrewshire -11 10 £416 +5.37%
Fife - 5 £325 -
Aberdeen - 1 - - 1
Dundee - 1 £338 - 2
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
Active Directory
UK

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 164 (74.89%) Windows
2 108 (49.32%) Microsoft
3 77 (35.16%) VMware
4 73 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 72 (32.88%) DNS
6 69 (31.51%) PowerShell
7 68 (31.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 63 (28.77%) Windows Server
9 61 (27.85%) DHCP
10 60 (27.40%) SCCM
11 57 (26.03%) Windows Server 2012
12 52 (23.74%) Windows 10
13 51 (23.29%) SQL
14 49 (22.37%) VMware Infrastructure
15 47 (21.46%) Citrix
16 45 (20.55%) ITIL
17 44 (20.09%) MS Exchange
18 43 (19.63%) MS Excel
19 39 (17.81%) Security Cleared
20 37 (16.89%) SQL Server
21 34 (15.53%) Finance
22 33 (15.07%) MS Office
23 30 (13.70%) Office 365
24 29 (13.24%) SC Cleared
25 28 (12.79%) Migration
26 27 (12.33%) Firewall
26 27 (12.33%) Cisco
27 24 (10.96%) SAN
27 24 (10.96%) Linux
27 24 (10.96%) Windows Server 2003

Active Directory
Top Related 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 44 (20.09%) MS Exchange
2 24 (10.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (6.39%) SharePoint
3 14 (6.39%) Skype for Business
4 12 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (3.20%) IIS
6 6 (2.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.46%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.46%) OpenStack
Applications
1 43 (19.63%) MS Excel
2 33 (15.07%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.91%) assyst
2 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 30 (13.70%) Office 365
2 22 (10.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.20%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.91%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.91%) SaaS
6 1 (0.46%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 72 (32.88%) DNS
2 61 (27.85%) DHCP
3 27 (12.33%) Firewall
4 24 (10.96%) SAN
5 20 (9.13%) WAN
6 15 (6.85%) LAN
7 13 (5.94%) LDAP
8 12 (5.48%) Internet
9 11 (5.02%) HTTP
9 11 (5.02%) HTTPS
9 11 (5.02%) Skype
9 11 (5.02%) VSAN
10 10 (4.57%) SSL
11 8 (3.65%) NetScaler
11 8 (3.65%) VoIP
11 8 (3.65%) VPN
12 7 (3.20%) TCP/IP
13 6 (2.74%) Kerberos
13 6 (2.74%) NAS
13 6 (2.74%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (16.89%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.46%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.46%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (4.57%) MSI
2 5 (2.28%) StarTeam
3 2 (0.91%) WinDbg
4 1 (0.46%) TestDirector
General
1 34 (15.53%) Finance
2 8 (3.65%) Publishing
3 5 (2.28%) Law
4 2 (0.91%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.46%) Banking
Job Titles
1 56 (25.57%) Analyst
2 16 (7.31%) Architect
3 15 (6.85%) 2nd Line Support
3 15 (6.85%) Support Analyst
3 15 (6.85%) Windows Engineer
4 14 (6.39%) Active Directory Engineer
4 14 (6.39%) Consultant
4 14 (6.39%) Support Engineer
5 13 (5.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 13 (5.94%) IT Support
6 11 (5.02%) IT Analyst
6 11 (5.02%) Security Engineer
6 11 (5.02%) Service Analyst
6 11 (5.02%) Service Desk Analyst
7 10 (4.57%) IT Engineer
8 9 (4.11%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (3.65%) Virtualisation Specialist
10 7 (3.20%) Migration Analyst
11 6 (2.74%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 6 (2.74%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.46%) JSON
1 1 (0.46%) Middleware
1 1 (0.46%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.96%) Data Centre
2 15 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.85%) Clustering
2 15 (6.85%) Replication
3 10 (4.57%) Blackberry
3 10 (4.57%) PKI
4 7 (3.20%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.28%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.83%) Fat Client
6 4 (1.83%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.91%) iPad
8 2 (0.91%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 1 (0.46%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.46%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.46%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.46%) NHS
9 1 (0.46%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 164 (74.89%) Windows
2 73 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 68 (31.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 63 (28.77%) Windows Server
5 57 (26.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 52 (23.74%) Windows 10
7 24 (10.96%) Linux
7 24 (10.96%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (7.76%) Windows XP
9 7 (3.20%) Windows 8
10 5 (2.28%) AIX
10 5 (2.28%) Android
10 5 (2.28%) Solaris
11 4 (1.83%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.83%) Unix
12 3 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.91%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.46%) CentOS
14 1 (0.46%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.46%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (20.55%) ITIL
2 28 (12.79%) Migration
3 15 (6.85%) Configuration Management
3 15 (6.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (5.94%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (5.94%) Software Distribution
5 12 (5.48%) Change Management
5 12 (5.48%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (5.02%) Prototyping
6 11 (5.02%) Service Management
6 11 (5.02%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 10 (4.57%) Patch Management
8 8 (3.65%) Server Building
8 8 (3.65%) Server Virtualisation
9 7 (3.20%) BCP
9 7 (3.20%) Business Continuity
9 7 (3.20%) Business Continuity Planning
9 7 (3.20%) Change Control
10 6 (2.74%) Project Management
10 6 (2.74%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 69 (31.51%) PowerShell
2 51 (23.29%) SQL
3 13 (5.94%) VBScript
4 11 (5.02%) C#
4 11 (5.02%) VB
5 10 (4.57%) REXX
5 10 (4.57%) Tcl
6 5 (2.28%) Perl
7 4 (1.83%) Python
8 2 (0.91%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.91%) Java
9 1 (0.46%) C
9 1 (0.46%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.46%) Jython
9 1 (0.46%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 39 (17.81%) Security Cleared
2 29 (13.24%) SC Cleared
3 14 (6.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 12 (5.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (4.11%) Degree
6 8 (3.65%) MCSE
6 8 (3.65%) MCTS
7 7 (3.20%) MCSA
8 6 (2.74%) ISTQB
8 6 (2.74%) MCP
9 5 (2.28%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (2.28%) MCITP
10 4 (1.83%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (1.37%) CISSP
12 2 (0.91%) CCNP
12 2 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.91%) ISEB
12 2 (0.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.91%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.31%) Disclosure Scotland
2 8 (3.65%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (22.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (10.50%) Hyper-V
2 23 (10.50%) vSphere
2 23 (10.50%) XenApp
3 18 (8.22%) XenDesktop
4 17 (7.76%) VMware ESX
5 16 (7.31%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (3.20%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (2.28%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.37%) BitLocker
9 3 (1.37%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.91%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.46%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.46%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 60 (27.40%) SCCM
2 12 (5.48%) Norton AntiVirus
2 12 (5.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 12 (5.48%) vRealize
3 11 (5.02%) PowerCLI
4 8 (3.65%) SCOM
5 7 (3.20%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (3.20%) Netcool
6 6 (2.74%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (2.28%) WSUS
8 4 (1.83%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (1.37%) Puppet
9 3 (1.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (1.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (0.91%) CA Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.91%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.91%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.91%) SnapMirror
10 2 (0.91%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 108 (49.32%) Microsoft
2 77 (35.16%) VMware
3 47 (21.46%) Citrix
4 27 (12.33%) Cisco
5 19 (8.68%) Symantec
6 15 (6.85%) Dell
7 14 (6.39%) HP
8 9 (4.11%) NetApp
9 7 (3.20%) Intel Security
9 7 (3.20%) Veritas
10 6 (2.74%) CA
11 5 (2.28%) Apple
11 5 (2.28%) Avaya
11 5 (2.28%) CheckPoint
11 5 (2.28%) Mitel
11 5 (2.28%) Red Hat
12 4 (1.83%) IBM
13 3 (1.37%) Riverbed
13 3 (1.37%) Veeam
14 2 (0.91%) F5
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