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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 37 46 31
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -15
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 54 44 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.54% 2.67% 4.77%
As % of the System Software category 46.55% 35.77% 67.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 19 38
Median daily rate £245 £300 £241
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.33% +24.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £122 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £511 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £11.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
116 123 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.76% 7.46% 7.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 41 53
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £173 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £520 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £25.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +117.39%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +3.03%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 August 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 24 August 2016, 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 91 (71.65%) Windows
2 53 (41.73%) Microsoft
3 43 (33.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 36 (28.35%) Citrix
5 35 (27.56%) Finance
6 34 (26.77%) PowerShell
7 33 (25.98%) Windows Server
8 30 (23.62%) Windows 7
9 29 (22.83%) VMware
10 27 (21.26%) SQL Server
11 26 (20.47%) MS Exchange
12 25 (19.69%) Windows Server 2012
13 24 (18.90%) Data Centre
14 23 (18.11%) ITIL
15 21 (16.54%) XenApp
15 21 (16.54%) SCCM
16 20 (15.75%) VMware Infrastructure
17 19 (14.96%) XenDesktop
17 19 (14.96%) Banking
17 19 (14.96%) Clustering
17 19 (14.96%) DHCP
18 18 (14.17%) Unix
18 18 (14.17%) DNS
18 18 (14.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 18 (14.17%) SCOM
18 18 (14.17%) WSUS
19 17 (13.39%) VBScript
19 17 (13.39%) VMware ESX
20 16 (12.60%) LDAP
20 16 (12.60%) CA

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 26 (20.47%) MS Exchange
2 10 (7.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (5.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (5.51%) IIS
3 7 (5.51%) SharePoint
4 6 (4.72%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.57%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 11 (8.66%) MS Excel
1 11 (8.66%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.15%) assyst
2 3 (2.36%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.72%) Office 365
2 5 (3.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.36%) IaaS
3 3 (2.36%) PaaS
4 2 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.57%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.57%) Bluemix
4 2 (1.57%) IBM Cloud
4 2 (1.57%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 19 (14.96%) DHCP
2 18 (14.17%) DNS
3 16 (12.60%) LDAP
4 14 (11.02%) NetScaler
5 12 (9.45%) LAN
6 9 (7.09%) SAN
7 8 (6.30%) WAN
8 7 (5.51%) Network Security
9 4 (3.15%) TCP/IP
9 4 (3.15%) Unified Communications
9 4 (3.15%) VPN
10 3 (2.36%) WLAN
11 2 (1.57%) ATM
11 2 (1.57%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (1.57%) Ethernet
11 2 (1.57%) Firewall
11 2 (1.57%) NAS
11 2 (1.57%) VoIP
11 2 (1.57%) Wireshark
12 1 (0.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (21.26%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.57%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (1.57%) Fiddler
1 2 (1.57%) StarTeam
General
1 35 (27.56%) Finance
2 19 (14.96%) Banking
3 11 (8.66%) Financial Institution
4 7 (5.51%) Law
5 2 (1.57%) Retail
5 2 (1.57%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.79%) Advertising
6 1 (0.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (17.32%) Consultant
2 19 (14.96%) 3rd Line Support
2 19 (14.96%) Support Engineer
3 16 (12.60%) Architect
4 15 (11.81%) Administrator
4 15 (11.81%) Security Consultant
5 13 (10.24%) Active Directory Engineer
6 12 (9.45%) Analyst
7 11 (8.66%) IT Support
7 11 (8.66%) Windows Engineer
8 10 (7.87%) Security Architect
9 9 (7.09%) Systems Engineer
10 8 (6.30%) 2nd Line Support
10 8 (6.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 8 (6.30%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (6.30%) VMware Engineer
11 7 (5.51%) Project Manager
11 7 (5.51%) Support Analyst
11 7 (5.51%) VMware Support Engineer
12 6 (4.72%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.15%) OAuth
1 4 (3.15%) Web Services
2 2 (1.57%) .NET
2 2 (1.57%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.57%) Middleware
2 2 (1.57%) MSMQ
2 2 (1.57%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.79%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 24 (18.90%) Data Centre
2 19 (14.96%) Clustering
3 11 (8.66%) PKI
4 10 (7.87%) Hedge funds
5 9 (7.09%) Client/Server
6 8 (6.30%) Blackberry
7 7 (5.51%) Mainframe
8 4 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.57%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.79%) CMDB
10 1 (0.79%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.79%) iPad
10 1 (0.79%) iPhone
10 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.79%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.79%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 91 (71.65%) Windows
2 43 (33.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (25.98%) Windows Server
4 30 (23.62%) Windows 7
5 25 (19.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (14.17%) Unix
7 13 (10.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (8.66%) Windows 10
9 9 (7.09%) Solaris
10 7 (5.51%) Linux
11 4 (3.15%) Windows 2000
11 4 (3.15%) Windows 8
11 4 (3.15%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.57%) AIX
12 2 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.79%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (18.11%) ITIL
2 13 (10.24%) Identity Access Management
3 10 (7.87%) Application Packaging
3 10 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (5.51%) Migration
5 6 (4.72%) Change Management
5 6 (4.72%) Project Management
5 6 (4.72%) SIEM
5 6 (4.72%) Vulnerability Management
6 5 (3.94%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (3.94%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (3.94%) Incident Management
6 5 (3.94%) Information Security
6 5 (3.94%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (3.94%) Security Management
6 5 (3.94%) Service Management
6 5 (3.94%) Threat Management
7 4 (3.15%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (3.15%) DevOps
7 4 (3.15%) Planning and Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 34 (26.77%) PowerShell
2 17 (13.39%) VBScript
3 9 (7.09%) SQL
4 4 (3.15%) Java
4 4 (3.15%) Perl
4 4 (3.15%) Ruby
4 4 (3.15%) VBA
5 2 (1.57%) C#
5 2 (1.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (4.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (3.94%) CISM
2 5 (3.94%) CISSP
2 5 (3.94%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (3.94%) MCSE
3 3 (2.36%) MCITP
3 3 (2.36%) MCP
3 3 (2.36%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.57%) CCA
4 2 (1.57%) CCNP
4 2 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.57%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (1.57%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.57%) MCSA
4 2 (1.57%) MCTS
4 2 (1.57%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.79%) APMP
5 1 (0.79%) HND
5 1 (0.79%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (14.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (9.45%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (3.94%) COBIT
3 5 (3.94%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (16.54%) XenApp
2 20 (15.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (14.96%) XenDesktop
4 17 (13.39%) VMware ESX
5 16 (12.60%) Hyper-V
6 13 (10.24%) RACF
7 8 (6.30%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (6.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 5 (3.94%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (3.15%) Veritas File System
9 4 (3.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 4 (3.15%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (3.15%) vSphere
9 4 (3.15%) XenServer
10 2 (1.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (1.57%) DFS Replication
10 2 (1.57%) MetaFrame
10 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (1.57%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.79%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 21 (16.54%) SCCM
2 18 (14.17%) SCOM
2 18 (14.17%) WSUS
3 13 (10.24%) Microsoft Clustering
4 12 (9.45%) CA Single Sign-On
5 6 (4.72%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (3.15%) Nagios
6 4 (3.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 4 (3.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (3.15%) TADDM
7 3 (2.36%) SCOrch
8 2 (1.57%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (1.57%) Netcool
8 2 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.57%) Puppet
9 1 (0.79%) Ansible
Vendors
1 53 (41.73%) Microsoft
2 36 (28.35%) Citrix
3 29 (22.83%) VMware
4 16 (12.60%) CA
5 12 (9.45%) Cisco
6 10 (7.87%) Symantec
7 9 (7.09%) NetApp
8 7 (5.51%) Intel Security
9 6 (4.72%) Cyber-Ark
9 6 (4.72%) Veritas
10 5 (3.94%) Oracle
10 5 (3.94%) Qualys
10 5 (3.94%) Splunk
11 4 (3.15%) AppSense
11 4 (3.15%) IBM
11 4 (3.15%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.57%) Altiris
12 2 (1.57%) Apple
12 2 (1.57%) TOWER Software
12 2 (1.57%) Wincor Nixdorf
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