The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 29 29 52
Rank change year-on-year
0 +23
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 76 66 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.95% 4.56% 2.59%
As % of the System Software category 43.68% 61.11% 38.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 29 14
Average daily rate £450 £275 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% +111.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £114 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £12.00 £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.80
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.37%
Active Directory
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

System Software Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
174 108 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 11.34% 7.47% 6.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 40 34
Average daily rate £450 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £115 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £413 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +212.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.38 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+5.30% -

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Active Directory across the Edinburgh region.

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Active Directory also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Active Directory.

1 87 (69.05%) Windows
2 57 (45.24%) Microsoft
3 47 (37.30%) Finance
4 45 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (30.16%) Windows Server
6 36 (28.57%) VMware
6 36 (28.57%) Citrix
6 36 (28.57%) MS Exchange
7 33 (26.19%) PowerShell
7 33 (26.19%) Windows 7
8 30 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 30 (23.81%) SQL Server
9 29 (23.02%) SCCM
10 28 (22.22%) Data Centre
11 25 (19.84%) Clustering
12 24 (19.05%) ITIL
12 24 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
13 23 (18.25%) XenApp
13 23 (18.25%) SCOM
14 22 (17.46%) DNS
15 21 (16.67%) LDAP
16 20 (15.87%) Financial Institution
16 20 (15.87%) Unix
16 20 (15.87%) DHCP
16 20 (15.87%) CA
16 20 (15.87%) CA Single Sign-On
16 20 (15.87%) RACF
16 20 (15.87%) Identity Access Management
17 18 (14.29%) Skype for Business
17 18 (14.29%) Hedge funds

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Active Directory also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Active Directory. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 36 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 18 (14.29%) Skype for Business
3 15 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (7.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 9 (7.14%) SharePoint
6 4 (3.17%) IIS
7 3 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (12.70%) MS Excel
2 13 (10.32%) MS Office
3 3 (2.38%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.59%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (5.56%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (17.46%) DNS
2 21 (16.67%) LDAP
3 20 (15.87%) DHCP
4 13 (10.32%) NetScaler
5 7 (5.56%) VPN
6 6 (4.76%) TCP/IP
7 5 (3.97%) LAN
8 4 (3.17%) Firewall
8 4 (3.17%) Skype
8 4 (3.17%) Wireshark
9 3 (2.38%) SAN
9 3 (2.38%) Software-Defined Networking
10 2 (1.59%) Broadband
10 2 (1.59%) Internet
10 2 (1.59%) WAN
11 1 (0.79%) BGP
11 1 (0.79%) EIGRP
11 1 (0.79%) Intranet
11 1 (0.79%) OSPF
11 1 (0.79%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.76%) Informix
2 6 (4.76%) MongoDB
2 6 (4.76%) Oracle Database
2 6 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (3.17%) Fiddler
General
1 47 (37.30%) Finance
2 20 (15.87%) Financial Institution
3 14 (11.11%) Banking
4 11 (8.73%) Law
5 3 (2.38%) Retail
5 3 (2.38%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.79%) German Language
6 1 (0.79%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 21 (16.67%) Consultant
2 17 (13.49%) Security Consultant
3 14 (11.11%) Analyst
3 14 (11.11%) Architect
3 14 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 13 (10.32%) 3rd Line Support
4 13 (10.32%) IT Support
5 12 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
5 12 (9.52%) Administrator
6 11 (8.73%) Active Directory Engineer
6 11 (8.73%) Security Architect
7 10 (7.94%) Project Manager
8 9 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 8 (6.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 8 (6.35%) IT Administrator
10 7 (5.56%) Active Directory Support
10 7 (5.56%) Support Analyst
11 6 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 5 (3.97%) IT Manager
12 5 (3.97%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.76%) OAuth
1 6 (4.76%) Web Services
2 3 (2.38%) .NET
2 3 (2.38%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.59%) CSS
3 2 (1.59%) HTML
3 2 (1.59%) HTML5
3 2 (1.59%) LAMP
4 1 (0.79%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 28 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 25 (19.84%) Clustering
3 18 (14.29%) Hedge funds
4 11 (8.73%) Mainframe
5 10 (7.94%) Blackberry
5 10 (7.94%) PKI
6 8 (6.35%) Client/Server
6 8 (6.35%) Private Cloud
7 6 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (4.76%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (3.17%) Fat Client
8 4 (3.17%) Thin Client
9 3 (2.38%) Replication
10 2 (1.59%) CMDB
10 2 (1.59%) PMI
11 1 (0.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 87 (69.05%) Windows
2 45 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (30.16%) Windows Server
4 33 (26.19%) Windows 7
5 30 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (15.87%) Unix
7 17 (13.49%) Linux
8 13 (10.32%) Solaris
9 10 (7.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (7.94%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (7.14%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.79%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.79%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.79%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (19.05%) ITIL
2 20 (15.87%) Identity Access Management
3 10 (7.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (6.35%) Migration
5 8 (6.35%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (5.56%) Application Packaging
7 6 (4.76%) Identity Management
7 6 (4.76%) Incident Management
7 6 (4.76%) RAD
7 6 (4.76%) Service Management
8 5 (3.97%) Kanban
8 5 (3.97%) Problem Management
8 5 (3.97%) Release Management
9 3 (2.38%) DevOps
9 3 (2.38%) Information Security
9 3 (2.38%) Line Management
9 3 (2.38%) Service Delivery
9 3 (2.38%) SIEM
9 3 (2.38%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (26.19%) PowerShell
2 12 (9.52%) VBScript
3 8 (6.35%) SQL
4 6 (4.76%) Java
4 6 (4.76%) Perl
4 6 (4.76%) Ruby
4 6 (4.76%) VBA
5 3 (2.38%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (6.35%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.97%) MCP
4 3 (2.38%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.79%) APMP
5 1 (0.79%) CCNP
5 1 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.79%) CISM
5 1 (0.79%) CISSP
5 1 (0.79%) MCTS
5 1 (0.79%) PMP
5 1 (0.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (13.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (12.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.79%) COBIT
3 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.79%) QA
3 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (18.25%) XenApp
3 20 (15.87%) RACF
4 17 (13.49%) XenDesktop
5 13 (10.32%) VMware ESX
6 10 (7.94%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 8 (6.35%) Veritas File System
7 8 (6.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 8 (6.35%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (3.97%) Hyper-V
9 4 (3.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (2.38%) Terminal Services
11 2 (1.59%) vSphere
12 1 (0.79%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.79%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.79%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 29 (23.02%) SCCM
2 23 (18.25%) SCOM
3 20 (15.87%) CA Single Sign-On
4 14 (11.11%) WSUS
5 6 (4.76%) Nagios
5 6 (4.76%) TADDM
6 5 (3.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (2.38%) XenMobile
8 2 (1.59%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.79%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.79%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 57 (45.24%) Microsoft
2 36 (28.57%) Citrix
2 36 (28.57%) VMware
3 20 (15.87%) CA
4 13 (10.32%) Cisco
5 10 (7.94%) AppSense
6 9 (7.14%) Veritas
7 8 (6.35%) Symantec
8 7 (5.56%) Oracle
8 7 (5.56%) Red Hat
9 5 (3.97%) Sun
10 4 (3.17%) Cyber-Ark
10 4 (3.17%) HP
11 3 (2.38%) EMC
11 3 (2.38%) SAP
12 1 (0.79%) Apple
12 1 (0.79%) CheckPoint
12 1 (0.79%) Intel Security
12 1 (0.79%) NetApp
12 1 (0.79%) Splunk
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