The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Scottish Borders 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 25 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
Scotland / Scottish Borders
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 2 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Scottish Borders 16.67% 18.75% 100.00%
As % of the System Software category 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Median daily rate £123 £275 £115
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -55.45% +139.13%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 the Scottish Borders with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Scottish Borders
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Scottish Borders 16.67% 18.75% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Median daily rate £123 £325 £115
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -62.30% +182.60%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -27.27% +25.71%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in the Scottish Borders

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Scottish Borders 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 the Scottish Borders

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Scottish Borders

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Active Directory in the Scottish Borders.

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in the Scottish Borders

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Scottish Borders

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory in the Scottish Borders.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in the Scottish Borders

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in the Scottish Borders

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 Scottish Borders region over the 3 months to 25 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
Melrose 0 1 £123 -48.95%
Active Directory
Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 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 Scottish Borders region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Break/Fix

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Scottish Borders 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 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (100.00%) Desktop Support
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Break/Fix