Period
to 1 April 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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 30 23 26
Rank change year-on-year -7 +3 +13
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 91 166 158
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 5.18% 6.65% 5.64%
As % of the System Software category 48.15% 52.87% 56.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 88 90
Median daily rate £295 £350 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.71% -11.39% +5.33%
10th Percentile £108 £120 £120
90th Percentile £569 £538 £600
Scotland median daily rate £375 £300 £285
% change year-on-year +25.00% +5.26% -12.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 1
Median hourly rate £19.03 £17.25 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.32% +8.76% +5.73%
10th Percentile £12.55 £12.82 £15.04
90th Percentile £20.80 £20.59 £16.68
Scotland median hourly rate £20.50 £17.00 £15.93
% change year-on-year +20.59% +6.72% -3.45%

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 189 314 280
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 10.75% 12.59% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 154 170
Median daily rate £410 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% -5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £127 £136 £144
90th Percentile £587 £700 £600
Scotland median daily rate £425 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +13.33% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 3
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.27 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.97% -54.34% +166.67%
10th Percentile £13.92 £14.02 £19.53
90th Percentile £62.50 £46.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £23.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +34.29% -12.50% +23.61%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Edinburgh

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in Edinburgh.

Daily rate trend for Active Directory in Edinburgh

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Active Directory in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Edinburgh

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in Edinburgh.

Hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 60 (65.93%) Windows
2 40 (43.96%) Microsoft
3 30 (32.97%) Azure
4 28 (30.77%) Windows 10
4 28 (30.77%) Windows Server
5 26 (28.57%) Office 365
6 24 (26.37%) ITIL
6 24 (26.37%) Windows 7
7 21 (23.08%) SCCM
8 20 (21.98%) Public Sector
9 18 (19.78%) Azure Active Directory
9 18 (19.78%) Citrix
10 16 (17.58%) SQL
10 16 (17.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 15 (16.48%) Microsoft Office
11 15 (16.48%) PowerShell
12 13 (14.29%) Finance
12 13 (14.29%) ITSM
12 13 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (14.29%) AWS
13 12 (13.19%) Skype for Business
13 12 (13.19%) Skype
13 12 (13.19%) Windows Server 2012
13 12 (13.19%) VMware
14 11 (12.09%) Banking
14 11 (12.09%) SharePoint
14 11 (12.09%) VMware Infrastructure
15 10 (10.99%) SLA
16 9 (9.89%) assyst
16 9 (9.89%) Service Management

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 12 (13.19%) Skype for Business
2 11 (12.09%) SharePoint
3 8 (8.79%) MS Exchange
4 4 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.10%) IIS
6 1 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (16.48%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.30%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (9.89%) assyst
2 1 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 30 (32.97%) Azure
2 26 (28.57%) Office 365
3 18 (19.78%) Azure Active Directory
4 13 (14.29%) AWS
5 7 (7.69%) OneDrive
6 5 (5.49%) SaaS
7 1 (1.10%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (1.10%) G Suite
7 1 (1.10%) IaaS
7 1 (1.10%) Power Platform
7 1 (1.10%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.19%) Skype
2 8 (8.79%) Firewall
3 7 (7.69%) DNS
4 6 (6.59%) Network Security
5 5 (5.49%) DHCP
5 5 (5.49%) X.509
6 4 (4.40%) LAN
6 4 (4.40%) NetScaler
6 4 (4.40%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (3.30%) VPN
7 3 (3.30%) Wireshark
8 2 (2.20%) SAN
9 1 (1.10%) Internet
9 1 (1.10%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (1.10%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.10%) VLAN
9 1 (1.10%) VoIP
9 1 (1.10%) WAN
9 1 (1.10%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Fiddler
General
1 20 (21.98%) Public Sector
2 13 (14.29%) Finance
3 11 (12.09%) Banking
4 4 (4.40%) Back Office
5 2 (2.20%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (2.20%) Housing Association
5 2 (2.20%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.20%) Retail
5 2 (2.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (27.47%) Analyst
2 16 (17.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (15.38%) Support Engineer
4 12 (13.19%) IT Support
5 11 (12.09%) Support Analyst
6 10 (10.99%) Windows Engineer
7 9 (9.89%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (9.89%) Architect
8 8 (8.79%) Help Desk Analyst
8 8 (8.79%) Server Engineer
9 7 (7.69%) Citrix Support
9 7 (7.69%) Desktop Support
10 6 (6.59%) Active Directory Engineer
10 6 (6.59%) Administrator
10 6 (6.59%) Applications Support
10 6 (6.59%) Office 365 Engineer
10 6 (6.59%) Security Architect
10 6 (6.59%) Security Engineer
11 5 (5.49%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
11 5 (5.49%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.49%) SAML
2 1 (1.10%) .NET
2 1 (1.10%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.49%) Blackberry
2 4 (4.40%) Clustering
2 4 (4.40%) PKI
2 4 (4.40%) Replication
3 3 (3.30%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.30%) CMDB
3 3 (3.30%) User Experience
4 2 (2.20%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.20%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.20%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.10%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.10%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.10%) iPad
5 1 (1.10%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.10%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.10%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 60 (65.93%) Windows
2 28 (30.77%) Windows 10
2 28 (30.77%) Windows Server
3 24 (26.37%) Windows 7
4 13 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (13.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (9.89%) Apple iOS
7 8 (8.79%) Android
8 7 (7.69%) Windows Server 2016
9 5 (5.49%) Linux
10 4 (4.40%) Windows 8
10 4 (4.40%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (3.30%) Mac OS
11 3 (3.30%) Windows 2000
12 1 (1.10%) Unix
12 1 (1.10%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (1.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.37%) ITIL
2 16 (17.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 13 (14.29%) ITSM
4 9 (9.89%) Service Management
5 8 (8.79%) Collaborative Working
6 7 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (7.69%) Migration
7 6 (6.59%) Security Architecture
8 5 (5.49%) Data Security
8 5 (5.49%) Incident Management
8 5 (5.49%) Server Hardening
8 5 (5.49%) SIEM
8 5 (5.49%) Waterfall
9 4 (4.40%) Data Migration
9 4 (4.40%) Identity Access Management
9 4 (4.40%) Information Security
9 4 (4.40%) Mentoring
9 4 (4.40%) Mobile Device Management
9 4 (4.40%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.58%) SQL
2 15 (16.48%) PowerShell
3 5 (5.49%) VBScript
4 2 (2.20%) VBA
5 1 (1.10%) C
5 1 (1.10%) VB
5 1 (1.10%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (5.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (4.40%) Degree
3 3 (3.30%) MCSE
4 2 (2.20%) HND
4 2 (2.20%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.10%) CCIE
5 1 (1.10%) CCNP
5 1 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.10%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.10%) Linux+ Certification
5 1 (1.10%) MCP
5 1 (1.10%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.99%) SLA
2 8 (8.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.30%) GDPR
3 3 (3.30%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (12.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (9.89%) XenApp
3 8 (8.79%) XenDesktop
4 5 (5.49%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 4 (4.40%) BitLocker
5 4 (4.40%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.30%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.20%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (2.20%) vSphere
8 1 (1.10%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 1 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 21 (23.08%) SCCM
2 9 (9.89%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (6.59%) WSUS
4 5 (5.49%) SCOM
5 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (3.30%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (2.20%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (1.10%) Ansible
7 1 (1.10%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (1.10%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (1.10%) Terraform
Vendors
1 40 (43.96%) Microsoft
2 18 (19.78%) Citrix
3 12 (13.19%) VMware
4 5 (5.49%) Cisco
5 4 (4.40%) Mitel
5 4 (4.40%) NetApp
5 4 (4.40%) Symantec
6 3 (3.30%) EMC
6 3 (3.30%) Equitrac
6 3 (3.30%) HP
6 3 (3.30%) Ivanti
6 3 (3.30%) Lumension
6 3 (3.30%) Sophos
7 2 (2.20%) Apple
7 2 (2.20%) GFI Software
7 2 (2.20%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.10%) Adobe
8 1 (1.10%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.10%) Google
8 1 (1.10%) Veeam