Period
to 24 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Active Directory skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Active Directory over the 6 months to 24 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Active Directory
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 36 34 28
Rank change year-on-year -2 -6 +3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 82 130 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 4.34% 5.01% 5.63%
As % of the System Software category 44.57% 43.48% 57.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 65 91
Edinburgh median daily rate £350 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -18.75% +26.98%
10th Percentile £115 £119 £130
90th Percentile £619 £525 £600
Scotland median daily rate £350 £225 £363
% change year-on-year +55.56% -37.93% +13.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate £15.86 £17.50 £10.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +62.79% -28.33%
10th Percentile £12.72 £13.20 £10.38
90th Percentile £20.61 £24.93 £11.13
Scotland median hourly rate £21.75 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +24.29% -2.78% -7.69%

Active Directory is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 184 299 288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 9.75% 11.52% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 155 168
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £450 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +7.46% +11.67%
10th Percentile £216 £158 £182
90th Percentile £598 £700 £600
Scotland median daily rate £410 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +7.89% +1.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate £20.02 £17.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.37% -50.00% +133.33%
10th Percentile £13.88 £14.22 £15.30
90th Percentile £62.50 £44.50 £41.00
Scotland median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +28.57% -12.50% -1.23%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Active Directory as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Edinburgh

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Edinburgh

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 24 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Edinburgh

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 January 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 66 (80.49%) Windows
2 42 (51.22%) Microsoft
3 34 (41.46%) Windows 10
4 32 (39.02%) Windows 7
5 29 (35.37%) Office 365
6 28 (34.15%) SCCM
7 27 (32.93%) Windows Server
8 26 (31.71%) Azure
9 24 (29.27%) ITIL
10 21 (25.61%) Citrix
11 20 (24.39%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (23.17%) Microsoft Office
13 18 (21.95%) Finance
14 17 (20.73%) Windows Server 2012
15 16 (19.51%) Azure Active Directory
15 16 (19.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 16 (19.51%) SLA
15 16 (19.51%) Public Sector
16 14 (17.07%) AWS
17 12 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
17 12 (14.63%) VMware
18 11 (13.41%) XenApp
18 11 (13.41%) XenDesktop
19 10 (12.20%) DNS
19 10 (12.20%) SQL
19 10 (12.20%) ITSM
20 9 (10.98%) Agile Software Development
20 9 (10.98%) SharePoint
20 9 (10.98%) Skype for Business
21 8 (9.76%) Skype

Active Directory
Co-occurring 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 9 (10.98%) SharePoint
1 9 (10.98%) Skype for Business
2 5 (6.10%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.22%) Apache
4 1 (1.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.22%) IBM Domino
4 1 (1.22%) IIS
4 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 19 (23.17%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.66%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (7.32%) assyst
2 1 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (35.37%) Office 365
2 26 (31.71%) Azure
3 16 (19.51%) Azure Active Directory
4 14 (17.07%) AWS
5 7 (8.54%) OneDrive
6 2 (2.44%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (1.22%) IaaS
7 1 (1.22%) Mimecast
7 1 (1.22%) Power Platform
7 1 (1.22%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.20%) DNS
2 8 (9.76%) Skype
3 7 (8.54%) DHCP
4 4 (4.88%) LAN
4 4 (4.88%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (3.66%) NetScaler
5 3 (3.66%) VPN
5 3 (3.66%) Wireshark
6 2 (2.44%) Firewall
6 2 (2.44%) Internet
7 1 (1.22%) ATM
7 1 (1.22%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.22%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.22%) VLAN
7 1 (1.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (3.66%) Fiddler
2 1 (1.22%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.22%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.22%) Mercurial
2 1 (1.22%) MSBuild
2 1 (1.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (21.95%) Finance
2 16 (19.51%) Public Sector
3 5 (6.10%) Banking
4 4 (4.88%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (19.51%) Analyst
1 16 (19.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 16 (19.51%) Support Engineer
2 12 (14.63%) 2nd Line Support
3 11 (13.41%) Desktop Support
4 9 (10.98%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 9 (10.98%) Active Directory Engineer
4 9 (10.98%) Windows Engineer
5 8 (9.76%) Deskside Support
5 8 (9.76%) IT Support
6 7 (8.54%) Citrix Support
6 7 (8.54%) Server Engineer
7 6 (7.32%) Desktop Engineer
7 6 (7.32%) Office 365 Engineer
8 5 (6.10%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 5 (6.10%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (6.10%) Help Desk Analyst
8 5 (6.10%) IT Analyst
8 5 (6.10%) Service Desk Support
8 5 (6.10%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.66%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.32%) Fat Client
1 6 (7.32%) PKI
1 6 (7.32%) Thin Client
2 5 (6.10%) Blackberry
2 5 (6.10%) Replication
3 3 (3.66%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.66%) Clustering
3 3 (3.66%) CMDB
3 3 (3.66%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.44%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.44%) User Experience
5 1 (1.22%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 66 (80.49%) Windows
2 34 (41.46%) Windows 10
3 32 (39.02%) Windows 7
4 27 (32.93%) Windows Server
5 20 (24.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (20.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (8.54%) Linux
8 6 (7.32%) Windows 8
9 5 (6.10%) Apple iOS
10 4 (4.88%) Android
10 4 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (4.88%) Windows XP
11 3 (3.66%) Unix
11 3 (3.66%) Windows 2000
12 1 (1.22%) Mac OS
12 1 (1.22%) Solaris
12 1 (1.22%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (29.27%) ITIL
2 16 (19.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 10 (12.20%) ITSM
4 9 (10.98%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (9.76%) Migration
6 7 (8.54%) Service Management
7 6 (7.32%) Collaborative Working
7 6 (7.32%) Time Management
8 5 (6.10%) Waterfall
9 4 (4.88%) Break/Fix
9 4 (4.88%) DevOps
9 4 (4.88%) Incident Management
9 4 (4.88%) Information Security
9 4 (4.88%) Mentoring
9 4 (4.88%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (4.88%) Project Delivery
10 3 (3.66%) Antivirus Management
10 3 (3.66%) Application Packaging
10 3 (3.66%) Identity Access Management
10 3 (3.66%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.20%) SQL
2 6 (7.32%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.66%) VBA
3 3 (3.66%) VBScript
4 1 (1.22%) Apple Swift
4 1 (1.22%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.22%) Java
4 1 (1.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (3.66%) MCSE
1 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.44%) MCP
3 1 (1.22%) CCIE
3 1 (1.22%) CCNP
3 1 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.22%) CompTIA Security+
3 1 (1.22%) Degree
3 1 (1.22%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (19.51%) SLA
2 3 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.66%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.22%) GDPR
System Software
1 12 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (13.41%) XenApp
2 11 (13.41%) XenDesktop
3 8 (9.76%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 4 (4.88%) BitLocker
4 4 (4.88%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (4.88%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.44%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.44%) vSphere
6 1 (1.22%) Docker
6 1 (1.22%) NFS
6 1 (1.22%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 28 (34.15%) SCCM
2 6 (7.32%) Microsoft Intune
2 6 (7.32%) SCOM
3 5 (6.10%) Ansible
4 4 (4.88%) Terraform
5 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (3.66%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (3.66%) WSUS
6 1 (1.22%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.22%) DatAdvantage
6 1 (1.22%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (1.22%) Mesos
6 1 (1.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (1.22%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 42 (51.22%) Microsoft
2 21 (25.61%) Citrix
3 12 (14.63%) VMware
4 6 (7.32%) Symantec
5 5 (6.10%) Cisco
6 4 (4.88%) Mitel
7 3 (3.66%) EMC
7 3 (3.66%) HP
7 3 (3.66%) Ivanti
7 3 (3.66%) Lumension
7 3 (3.66%) NetApp
8 2 (2.44%) Apple
8 2 (2.44%) Equitrac
9 1 (1.22%) CyberArk
9 1 (1.22%) NCR
9 1 (1.22%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.22%) Sophos
9 1 (1.22%) Spiceworks
9 1 (1.22%) Varonis
9 1 (1.22%) Veritas