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 3 months to 22 June 2017 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 28 32
Rank change year-on-year -29 +4  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 27 79 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.25% 5.81% 3.93%
As % of the System Software category 27.00% 44.13% 57.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 32 22
Median daily rate £325 £320 £139
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% +130.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £111 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £445 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  

Active Directory is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 100 179 99
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 8.33% 13.17% 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 62 39
Median daily rate £400 £375 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +114.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £118 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £48.75 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +45.52%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.58% +22.85%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Active Directory as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 22 June 2017, 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 36 (73.47%) Windows
2 26 (53.06%) Microsoft
3 21 (42.86%) ITIL
4 20 (40.82%) Windows 7
5 19 (38.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (34.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (30.61%) SCCM
7 15 (30.61%) Windows Server
8 14 (28.57%) Citrix
9 12 (24.49%) Finance
9 12 (24.49%) PowerShell
10 11 (22.45%) VMware
11 10 (20.41%) Microsoft Office
11 10 (20.41%) Windows 10
12 9 (18.37%) Disclosure Scotland
12 9 (18.37%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (18.37%) Microsoft App-V
13 8 (16.33%) Linux
13 8 (16.33%) MS Exchange
13 8 (16.33%) DNS
13 8 (16.33%) XenApp
13 8 (16.33%) XenDesktop
14 7 (14.29%) DHCP
14 7 (14.29%) Internet
15 6 (12.24%) SQL Server
15 6 (12.24%) IIS
15 6 (12.24%) Blackberry
15 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
15 6 (12.24%) Windows 8
15 6 (12.24%) ITIL V3

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 8 (16.33%) MS Exchange
2 6 (12.24%) IIS
3 4 (8.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.08%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.04%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (20.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.16%) Office 365
2 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.08%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.04%) OpenShift
4 1 (2.04%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.33%) DNS
2 7 (14.29%) DHCP
2 7 (14.29%) Internet
3 4 (8.16%) Firewall
3 4 (8.16%) LAN
3 4 (8.16%) NetScaler
4 3 (6.12%) LDAP
4 3 (6.12%) SAN
4 3 (6.12%) WAN
5 2 (4.08%) Skype
5 2 (4.08%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.08%) VPN
6 1 (2.04%) BGP
6 1 (2.04%) OSPF
6 1 (2.04%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (2.04%) VoIP
6 1 (2.04%) VXLAN
6 1 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.04%) Wireless
6 1 (2.04%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.24%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Artifactory
1 1 (2.04%) GitLab
1 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.04%) Selenium
General
1 12 (24.49%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Law
3 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.04%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 20 (40.82%) Analyst
2 11 (22.45%) IT Analyst
3 8 (16.33%) Service Analyst
3 8 (16.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (16.33%) Systems Analyst
4 6 (12.24%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (12.24%) Senior Systems Analyst
5 5 (10.20%) IT Support
6 4 (8.16%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (8.16%) Desktop Support
6 4 (8.16%) Support Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Support Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 3 (6.12%) Citrix Support
7 3 (6.12%) IT Support Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) 1st Line Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Active Directory Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Active Directory Support
8 2 (4.08%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) .NET
1 1 (2.04%) ADO.NET
1 1 (2.04%) JSON
1 1 (2.04%) SOAP
1 1 (2.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Blackberry
2 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.12%) Clustering
2 3 (6.12%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.08%) CMDB
3 2 (4.08%) Driving Licence
3 2 (4.08%) iPad
3 2 (4.08%) iPhone
3 2 (4.08%) Private Cloud
3 2 (4.08%) Replication
3 2 (4.08%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.04%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.04%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.04%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.04%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.04%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 36 (73.47%) Windows
2 20 (40.82%) Windows 7
3 19 (38.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (34.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (30.61%) Windows Server
6 10 (20.41%) Windows 10
7 8 (16.33%) Linux
8 6 (12.24%) Windows 8
9 4 (8.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (6.12%) Unix
11 2 (4.08%) AIX
11 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (2.04%) Android
12 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
12 1 (2.04%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (42.86%) ITIL
2 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (12.24%) ITIL V3
3 5 (10.20%) DevOps
3 5 (10.20%) Incident Management
4 4 (8.16%) Migration
5 3 (6.12%) Configuration Management
5 3 (6.12%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (6.12%) High Availability
5 3 (6.12%) Programme Delivery
5 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.08%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (4.08%) Identity Management
6 2 (4.08%) ITSM
6 2 (4.08%) Kanban
6 2 (4.08%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (4.08%) Performance Management
6 2 (4.08%) Scrum
6 2 (4.08%) Service Management
6 2 (4.08%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.49%) PowerShell
2 5 (10.20%) Bash Shell
3 4 (8.16%) SQL
4 3 (6.12%) Python
5 2 (4.08%) C
5 2 (4.08%) Java
5 2 (4.08%) Perl
5 2 (4.08%) PHP
6 1 (2.04%) C#
6 1 (2.04%) Go
6 1 (2.04%) VB
6 1 (2.04%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (10.20%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.04%) CCNP
2 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.04%) CISSP
2 1 (2.04%) MCP
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.37%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (4.08%) SLA
3 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 9 (18.37%) Microsoft App-V
1 9 (18.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (16.33%) XenApp
2 8 (16.33%) XenDesktop
3 4 (8.16%) BitLocker
3 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 4 (8.16%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (6.12%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (4.08%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.08%) RHEV
5 2 (4.08%) vSphere
6 1 (2.04%) Docker
6 1 (2.04%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (30.61%) SCCM
2 4 (8.16%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (6.12%) SCOM
4 2 (4.08%) Control-M
4 2 (4.08%) DameWare
4 2 (4.08%) Puppet
4 2 (4.08%) Rundeck
4 2 (4.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (2.04%) Ansible
5 1 (2.04%) AppDNA
5 1 (2.04%) Kubernetes
5 1 (2.04%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.04%) SELinux
5 1 (2.04%) vCenter Server
5 1 (2.04%) vRealize
5 1 (2.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (53.06%) Microsoft
2 14 (28.57%) Citrix
3 11 (22.45%) VMware
4 4 (8.16%) Cisco
4 4 (8.16%) Mitel
5 3 (6.12%) CyberArk
5 3 (6.12%) HP
5 3 (6.12%) Splunk
6 2 (4.08%) CheckPoint
6 2 (4.08%) EMC
6 2 (4.08%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.04%) Avaya
7 1 (2.04%) Bloomberg
7 1 (2.04%) F5
7 1 (2.04%) Lotus
7 1 (2.04%) McAfee
7 1 (2.04%) Remedy
7 1 (2.04%) Reuters
7 1 (2.04%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.04%) Sophos
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