The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Edinburgh region.

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.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 52 23 27
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 34 43 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.55% 5.69% 3.94%
As % of the System Software category 40.96% 52.44% 61.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 30
Average daily rate £143 £160 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.93% -50.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £110 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £242 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £265 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.88% -11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% +24.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
System Software Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
83 82 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.23% 10.85% 6.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 23 44
Average daily rate £338 £220 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.40% -32.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £120 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £375 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% -34.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £14.30 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £28.42 £32.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
Active Directory
Scotland

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014, 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 57 (93.44%) Windows
2 35 (57.38%) Windows 7
3 26 (42.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (40.98%) Microsoft
5 21 (34.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (34.43%) Windows XP
6 18 (29.51%) MS Office
7 17 (27.87%) SCCM
8 13 (21.31%) MS Exchange
8 13 (21.31%) VMware
9 12 (19.67%) MS Excel
9 12 (19.67%) Citrix
9 12 (19.67%) SAN
10 10 (16.39%) Network Security
10 10 (16.39%) vSphere
11 9 (14.75%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (14.75%) PowerShell
11 9 (14.75%) EMC
12 8 (13.11%) ITIL
12 8 (13.11%) Security Cleared
12 8 (13.11%) Exchange Server 2010
13 7 (11.48%) SQL
13 7 (11.48%) TCP/IP
13 7 (11.48%) SLA
13 7 (11.48%) Dell
14 6 (9.84%) Finance
14 6 (9.84%) DNS
14 6 (9.84%) Mac OS X
14 6 (9.84%) Apple
14 6 (9.84%) DHCP

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 13 (21.31%) MS Exchange
2 8 (13.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (8.20%) IIS
3 5 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (4.92%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (3.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (3.28%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.64%) Lync
6 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.64%) CICS
6 1 (1.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (29.51%) MS Office
2 12 (19.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (19.67%) SAN
2 10 (16.39%) Network Security
3 7 (11.48%) TCP/IP
4 6 (9.84%) DNS
4 6 (9.84%) DHCP
5 5 (8.20%) LDAP
6 4 (6.56%) VoIP
6 4 (6.56%) Kerberos
7 3 (4.92%) Ethernet
8 2 (3.28%) Firewall
8 2 (3.28%) VPN
8 2 (3.28%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (1.64%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.64%) NAS
9 1 (1.64%) WAN
9 1 (1.64%) LAN
9 1 (1.64%) Intranet
9 1 (1.64%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.64%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) JIRA
General
1 6 (9.84%) Finance
2 2 (3.28%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (21.31%) Analyst
2 12 (19.67%) Systems Administrator
2 12 (19.67%) Administrator
3 9 (14.75%) Architect
4 7 (11.48%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (11.48%) Support Analyst
5 5 (8.20%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (8.20%) Lead Architect
6 4 (6.56%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 4 (6.56%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (6.56%) Service Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Help Desk Support
8 2 (3.28%) Windows Administrator
8 2 (3.28%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) IT Project Manager
8 2 (3.28%) IT Administrator
8 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.84%) .NET
2 5 (8.20%) EDI
3 4 (6.56%) WCF
4 1 (1.64%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.20%) CLARiiON
2 4 (6.56%) Blackberry
3 3 (4.92%) Handset
4 2 (3.28%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.64%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.64%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.64%) Replication
5 1 (1.64%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 57 (93.44%) Windows
2 35 (57.38%) Windows 7
3 26 (42.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (34.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (34.43%) Windows XP
5 6 (9.84%) Mac OS X
5 6 (9.84%) Mac OS X Server
5 6 (9.84%) Apple iOS
6 3 (4.92%) Linux
7 2 (3.28%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.64%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.64%) NetWare
8 1 (1.64%) AIX
8 1 (1.64%) UNIX
8 1 (1.64%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (13.11%) ITIL
2 5 (8.20%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (4.92%) Project Management
4 2 (3.28%) Migration
5 1 (1.64%) Data Migration
5 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2
5 1 (1.64%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (1.64%) Business Continuity
5 1 (1.64%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (1.64%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.75%) PowerShell
2 7 (11.48%) SQL
3 1 (1.64%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (13.11%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.20%) SC Cleared
2 5 (8.20%) MCP
3 4 (6.56%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.28%) Degree
4 2 (3.28%) ACTC
5 1 (1.64%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.64%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.64%) MCSE
5 1 (1.64%) MCSA
5 1 (1.64%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.48%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 10 (16.39%) vSphere
2 9 (14.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.84%) Hyper-V
3 6 (9.84%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (6.56%) XenApp
5 2 (3.28%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.64%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.64%) SRDF
6 1 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.64%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 17 (27.87%) SCCM
2 5 (8.20%) Backup Exec
2 5 (8.20%) WSUS
3 3 (4.92%) SCOM
4 2 (3.28%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (3.28%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.64%) ARCserve
5 1 (1.64%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 25 (40.98%) Microsoft
2 13 (21.31%) VMware
3 12 (19.67%) Citrix
4 9 (14.75%) EMC
5 7 (11.48%) Dell
6 6 (9.84%) Apple
7 5 (8.20%) HP
7 5 (8.20%) CommVault
8 4 (6.56%) Veritas
8 4 (6.56%) IBM
9 3 (4.92%) Cisco
10 2 (3.28%) Symantec
10 2 (3.28%) McAfee
10 2 (3.28%) Novell
10 2 (3.28%) CheckPoint
10 2 (3.28%) Intel
10 2 (3.28%) Nortel
10 2 (3.28%) Lotus
10 2 (3.28%) Dell KACE
11 1 (1.64%) Trend Micro
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