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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 48 52 35
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -17
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 49 30 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.46% 2.25% 3.66%
As % of the System Software category 49.00% 46.88% 40.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 16
Average daily rate £343 £263 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.47% -10.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £107 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £485 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £12.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -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
100 64 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 7.06% 4.81% 9.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 28 39
Average daily rate £363 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £500 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
- +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £12.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 69 (78.41%) Windows
2 50 (56.82%) Microsoft
3 39 (44.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 38 (43.18%) Windows 7
5 35 (39.77%) Windows Server
6 28 (31.82%) ITIL
6 28 (31.82%) Finance
6 28 (31.82%) VMware
7 27 (30.68%) SCCM
7 27 (30.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 26 (29.55%) Citrix
9 25 (28.41%) MS Exchange
9 25 (28.41%) PowerShell
10 22 (25.00%) SCOM
11 21 (23.86%) DNS
12 19 (21.59%) SQL Server
12 19 (21.59%) Data Centre
13 18 (20.45%) VMware Infrastructure
13 18 (20.45%) DHCP
14 17 (19.32%) XenApp
15 15 (17.05%) Cisco
16 14 (15.91%) VMware ESXi
17 13 (14.77%) Exchange Server 2010
17 13 (14.77%) Disclosure Scotland
18 12 (13.64%) VMware ESX
18 12 (13.64%) XenDesktop
19 11 (12.50%) Lync
19 11 (12.50%) Clustering
19 11 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
19 11 (12.50%) LDAP

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 25 (28.41%) MS Exchange
2 13 (14.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (12.50%) Lync
4 7 (7.95%) SharePoint
5 4 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (3.41%) IIS
6 3 (3.41%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.14%) MQSeries
Applications
1 11 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 11 (12.50%) MS Office
2 3 (3.41%) MS Project
3 2 (2.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.55%) assyst
2 1 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.55%) Office 365
2 1 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (23.86%) DNS
2 18 (20.45%) DHCP
3 11 (12.50%) LDAP
4 7 (7.95%) NetScaler
5 6 (6.82%) TCP/IP
5 6 (6.82%) VPN
6 3 (3.41%) Firewall
6 3 (3.41%) Wireshark
7 2 (2.27%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (2.27%) LAN
7 2 (2.27%) Network Security
7 2 (2.27%) SAN
7 2 (2.27%) Software-Defined Networking
7 2 (2.27%) WAN
7 2 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.14%) Broadband
8 1 (1.14%) HTTP
8 1 (1.14%) SSL
8 1 (1.14%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (21.59%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.27%) Informix
2 2 (2.27%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.27%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Fiddler
2 1 (1.14%) AdminStudio
2 1 (1.14%) Boxen
General
1 28 (31.82%) Finance
2 6 (6.82%) Banking
2 6 (6.82%) Law
3 2 (2.27%) Back Office
4 1 (1.14%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.14%) German Language
4 1 (1.14%) Italian Language
4 1 (1.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (14.77%) Analyst
2 11 (12.50%) Active Directory Engineer
3 10 (11.36%) Administrator
3 10 (11.36%) IT Support
3 10 (11.36%) Support Engineer
4 9 (10.23%) 3rd Line Support
4 9 (10.23%) Systems Engineer
5 8 (9.09%) Support Analyst
6 7 (7.95%) Desktop Support
6 7 (7.95%) IT Administrator
6 7 (7.95%) Project Manager
7 6 (6.82%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (6.82%) Active Directory Support
7 6 (6.82%) Consultant
7 6 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.68%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (5.68%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 5 (5.68%) Windows Engineer
9 4 (4.55%) Desktop Analyst
9 4 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.41%) .NET
1 3 (3.41%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.27%) CSS
2 2 (2.27%) HTML
2 2 (2.27%) HTML5
2 2 (2.27%) LAMP
3 1 (1.14%) CSS3
3 1 (1.14%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 19 (21.59%) Data Centre
2 11 (12.50%) Clustering
3 5 (5.68%) Blackberry
3 5 (5.68%) Client/Server
3 5 (5.68%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (5.68%) Private Cloud
4 3 (3.41%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.41%) PKI
4 3 (3.41%) PMI
4 3 (3.41%) Replication
4 3 (3.41%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.27%) CMDB
6 1 (1.14%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 69 (78.41%) Windows
2 39 (44.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (43.18%) Windows 7
4 35 (39.77%) Windows Server
5 27 (30.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (9.09%) Windows 10
8 6 (6.82%) Linux
8 6 (6.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (6.82%) Unix
9 2 (2.27%) Mac OS
9 2 (2.27%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.27%) Mac OS X Server
9 2 (2.27%) Solaris
10 1 (1.14%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (31.82%) ITIL
2 9 (10.23%) Migration
3 7 (7.95%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (6.82%) Application Packaging
5 5 (5.68%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (5.68%) Release Management
5 5 (5.68%) Service Management
6 4 (4.55%) Asset Management
6 4 (4.55%) Business Continuity
6 4 (4.55%) Identity Access Management
6 4 (4.55%) Incident Management
7 3 (3.41%) Line Management
7 3 (3.41%) Project Management
7 3 (3.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (2.27%) Coaching
8 2 (2.27%) DevOps
8 2 (2.27%) Issue Tracking
8 2 (2.27%) Kanban
8 2 (2.27%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 25 (28.41%) PowerShell
2 9 (10.23%) VBScript
3 4 (4.55%) SQL
4 3 (3.41%) C#
5 1 (1.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (7.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (5.68%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (3.41%) MCP
3 3 (3.41%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.14%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.77%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (3.41%) SLA
3 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 18 (20.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (19.32%) XenApp
3 14 (15.91%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (13.64%) VMware ESX
4 12 (13.64%) XenDesktop
5 7 (7.95%) Hyper-V
5 7 (7.95%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (3.41%) RACF
7 3 (3.41%) Terminal Services
8 2 (2.27%) Firmware
9 1 (1.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.14%) MetaFrame
9 1 (1.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (1.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 27 (30.68%) SCCM
2 22 (25.00%) SCOM
3 10 (11.36%) WSUS
4 3 (3.41%) CA Single Sign-On
5 2 (2.27%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.27%) Puppet
5 2 (2.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (1.14%) Dollar Universe
6 1 (1.14%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 50 (56.82%) Microsoft
2 28 (31.82%) VMware
3 26 (29.55%) Citrix
4 15 (17.05%) Cisco
5 9 (10.23%) AppSense
6 4 (4.55%) HP
6 4 (4.55%) Symantec
7 3 (3.41%) CA
7 3 (3.41%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.41%) SAP
8 2 (2.27%) Apple
8 2 (2.27%) Atlassian
8 2 (2.27%) EMC
8 2 (2.27%) Meraki
8 2 (2.27%) Oracle
8 2 (2.27%) Sun
9 1 (1.14%) Altiris
9 1 (1.14%) Avaya
9 1 (1.14%) IBM
9 1 (1.14%) Polycom
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