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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 28 48 38
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -10
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 74 45 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.96% 2.78% 4.07%
As % of the System Software category 51.03% 41.28% 55.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 16 29
Median daily rate £308 £363 £207
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.17% +75.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £139 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £511 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £308 £275
% change year-on-year
+4.06% +11.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
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
145 109 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 11.68% 6.74% 7.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 35 51
Median daily rate £375 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £175 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £520 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 8
Median hourly rate £48.75 £25.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.00% +108.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.75 £25.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £25.00 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +7.08%

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 29 July 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 July 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.

1 104 (69.33%) Windows
2 64 (42.67%) Microsoft
3 52 (34.67%) Finance
4 48 (32.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 44 (29.33%) Citrix
6 41 (27.33%) PowerShell
7 38 (25.33%) Data Centre
7 38 (25.33%) Windows Server
8 36 (24.00%) Windows 7
9 35 (23.33%) VMware
9 35 (23.33%) MS Exchange
9 35 (23.33%) SQL Server
10 32 (21.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 29 (19.33%) XenApp
12 28 (18.67%) Clustering
13 27 (18.00%) ITIL
13 27 (18.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 26 (17.33%) SCCM
14 26 (17.33%) Unix
15 25 (16.67%) CA
16 24 (16.00%) DNS
16 24 (16.00%) DHCP
16 24 (16.00%) XenDesktop
17 22 (14.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 22 (14.67%) RACF
17 22 (14.67%) Identity Access Management
18 21 (14.00%) CA Single Sign-On
18 21 (14.00%) SCOM
19 20 (13.33%) Banking
20 19 (12.67%) Financial Institution

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 35 (23.33%) MS Exchange
2 15 (10.00%) Skype for Business
3 13 (8.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (7.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 10 (6.67%) SharePoint
6 7 (4.67%) IIS
7 2 (1.33%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 14 (9.33%) MS Excel
2 11 (7.33%) MS Office
3 1 (0.67%) MS Project
3 1 (0.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.67%) assyst
2 3 (2.00%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.33%) Office 365
2 4 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (1.33%) Bluemix
3 2 (1.33%) IaaS
3 2 (1.33%) OpenShift
3 2 (1.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (16.00%) DHCP
1 24 (16.00%) DNS
2 18 (12.00%) LDAP
3 16 (10.67%) NetScaler
4 13 (8.67%) LAN
5 9 (6.00%) SAN
6 7 (4.67%) WAN
7 6 (4.00%) Network Security
7 6 (4.00%) VPN
8 5 (3.33%) Skype
9 4 (2.67%) Unified Communications
10 3 (2.00%) TCP/IP
10 3 (2.00%) WLAN
11 2 (1.33%) ATM
11 2 (1.33%) Ethernet
11 2 (1.33%) Firewall
11 2 (1.33%) Internet
11 2 (1.33%) NAS
11 2 (1.33%) VoIP
11 2 (1.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (23.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.67%) Informix
2 4 (2.67%) MongoDB
2 4 (2.67%) Oracle Database
2 4 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.33%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.33%) Fiddler
1 2 (1.33%) StarTeam
General
1 52 (34.67%) Finance
2 20 (13.33%) Banking
3 19 (12.67%) Financial Institution
4 14 (9.33%) Law
5 4 (2.67%) Retail
5 4 (2.67%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.67%) Advertising
6 1 (0.67%) German Language
6 1 (0.67%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (18.67%) Consultant
2 21 (14.00%) Security Consultant
3 17 (11.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 17 (11.33%) Administrator
3 17 (11.33%) Analyst
3 17 (11.33%) Architect
3 17 (11.33%) Support Engineer
4 14 (9.33%) IT Support
5 13 (8.67%) Active Directory Engineer
6 12 (8.00%) Security Architect
7 11 (7.33%) Project Manager
7 11 (7.33%) Windows Engineer
8 10 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
9 9 (6.00%) Systems Engineer
10 8 (5.33%) VMware Engineer
11 7 (4.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 7 (4.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 7 (4.67%) IT Analyst
11 7 (4.67%) IT Manager
11 7 (4.67%) VMware Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.00%) OAuth
1 6 (4.00%) Web Services
2 2 (1.33%) .NET
2 2 (1.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.33%) Middleware
2 2 (1.33%) MSMQ
2 2 (1.33%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.67%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 38 (25.33%) Data Centre
2 28 (18.67%) Clustering
3 17 (11.33%) Hedge funds
4 12 (8.00%) Blackberry
4 12 (8.00%) Mainframe
4 12 (8.00%) PKI
5 9 (6.00%) Client/Server
6 7 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.00%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.33%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.33%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.33%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.67%) CMDB
9 1 (0.67%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.67%) iPad
9 1 (0.67%) iPhone
9 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.67%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 104 (69.33%) Windows
2 48 (32.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (25.33%) Windows Server
4 36 (24.00%) Windows 7
5 32 (21.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (17.33%) Unix
7 17 (11.33%) Linux
8 16 (10.67%) Windows 10
9 15 (10.00%) Solaris
10 14 (9.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (4.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (2.67%) Windows 2000
12 4 (2.67%) Windows XP
13 3 (2.00%) Windows 8
14 2 (1.33%) AIX
15 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (18.00%) ITIL
2 22 (14.67%) Identity Access Management
3 15 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (6.67%) Application Packaging
4 10 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (4.67%) Migration
6 6 (4.00%) Change Management
6 6 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (4.00%) Identity Management
6 6 (4.00%) Information Security
6 6 (4.00%) Project Management
6 6 (4.00%) RAD
6 6 (4.00%) SIEM
6 6 (4.00%) Vulnerability Management
7 5 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (3.33%) Incident Management
7 5 (3.33%) Service Management
8 4 (2.67%) Business Continuity
8 4 (2.67%) Problem Management
8 4 (2.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 41 (27.33%) PowerShell
2 17 (11.33%) VBScript
3 12 (8.00%) SQL
4 6 (4.00%) Java
4 6 (4.00%) Perl
4 6 (4.00%) Ruby
4 6 (4.00%) VBA
5 2 (1.33%) C#
5 2 (1.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (3.33%) MCSE
3 4 (2.67%) CISM
3 4 (2.67%) CISSP
4 3 (2.00%) MCITP
4 3 (2.00%) MCP
4 3 (2.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.33%) CCA
5 2 (1.33%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (1.33%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.33%) MCSA
5 2 (1.33%) MCTS
5 2 (1.33%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.67%) APMP
6 1 (0.67%) CCNP
6 1 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.67%) HND
6 1 (0.67%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.67%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (14.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (2.67%) COBIT
3 4 (2.67%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.67%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (19.33%) XenApp
2 27 (18.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (16.00%) XenDesktop
4 22 (14.67%) RACF
5 18 (12.00%) VMware ESX
6 13 (8.67%) Hyper-V
7 12 (8.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 9 (6.00%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (5.33%) Veritas File System
9 8 (5.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 7 (4.67%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (2.67%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (2.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (2.00%) vSphere
12 3 (2.00%) XenServer
13 2 (1.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (1.33%) DFS Replication
13 2 (1.33%) MetaFrame
13 2 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 26 (17.33%) SCCM
2 21 (14.00%) CA Single Sign-On
2 21 (14.00%) SCOM
3 17 (11.33%) Microsoft Clustering
3 17 (11.33%) WSUS
4 8 (5.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 6 (4.00%) Nagios
5 6 (4.00%) TADDM
6 5 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (2.67%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (2.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (2.00%) SCOrch
8 3 (2.00%) XenMobile
9 2 (1.33%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (1.33%) Netcool
9 2 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (1.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 64 (42.67%) Microsoft
2 44 (29.33%) Citrix
3 35 (23.33%) VMware
4 25 (16.67%) CA
5 13 (8.67%) Symantec
6 12 (8.00%) Cisco
7 10 (6.67%) Veritas
8 9 (6.00%) NetApp
8 9 (6.00%) Oracle
9 8 (5.33%) Red Hat
10 6 (4.00%) Cyber-Ark
10 6 (4.00%) Intel Security
11 4 (2.67%) AppSense
11 4 (2.67%) Qualys
11 4 (2.67%) Splunk
12 3 (2.00%) EMC
12 3 (2.00%) IBM
12 3 (2.00%) Sun
13 2 (1.33%) Apple
13 2 (1.33%) HP