Period
to 19 June 2019

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 19 June 2019 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
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 16 25 57
Rank change year-on-year +9 +32 -30
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 152 151 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 6.63% 5.22% 2.57%
As % of the System Software category 51.53% 50.50% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 92 33
Edinburgh median daily rate £375 £308 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.85% -5.31% -13.33%
10th Percentile £136 £110 £105
90th Percentile £538 £488 £438
Scotland median daily rate £350 £278 £275
% change year-on-year +26.13% +0.91% -14.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate £15.86 £17.50 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.37% -15.66% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £15.53 £18.78
90th Percentile £20.02 £17.50 £23.33
Scotland median hourly rate £15.86 £15.86 £22.50
% change year-on-year - -29.51% -37.50%

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 295 299 169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 12.87% 10.34% 8.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 182 96
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.63% -0.63%
10th Percentile £173 £120 £125
90th Percentile £575 £600 £528
Scotland median daily rate £388 £338 £375
% change year-on-year +14.81% -10.00% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 4 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -15.66% -57.44%
10th Percentile £11.17 £15.78 £18.78
90th Percentile £46.00 £39.38 £23.33
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £15.86 £22.50
% change year-on-year +10.34% -29.51% -40.00%

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 19 June 2019.

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

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 19 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, 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.

1 102 (67.11%) Windows
2 87 (57.24%) Microsoft
3 48 (31.58%) Windows 10
4 45 (29.61%) Microsoft Azure
5 44 (28.95%) Office 365
6 41 (26.97%) Finance
7 38 (25.00%) VMware
8 36 (23.68%) Windows Server
9 34 (22.37%) ITIL
10 33 (21.71%) PowerShell
11 30 (19.74%) SCCM
12 29 (19.08%) Windows 7
12 29 (19.08%) Skype for Business
13 28 (18.42%) Microsoft Office
14 26 (17.11%) Migration
15 25 (16.45%) Citrix
16 24 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
16 24 (15.79%) Azure Active Directory
17 23 (15.13%) Windows Server 2012
18 22 (14.47%) SaaS
18 22 (14.47%) Skype
19 21 (13.82%) VMware Infrastructure
19 21 (13.82%) Banking
20 19 (12.50%) Linux
21 17 (11.18%) DHCP
21 17 (11.18%) DNS
22 16 (10.53%) Asset Management
23 14 (9.21%) Client/Server
23 14 (9.21%) SQL
23 14 (9.21%) Problem-Solving

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 29 (19.08%) Skype for Business
2 13 (8.55%) MS Exchange
3 10 (6.58%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.63%) IIS
4 4 (2.63%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.97%) Confluence
6 2 (1.32%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 28 (18.42%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.66%) assyst
2 1 (0.66%) Raiser's Edge
2 1 (0.66%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 45 (29.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (28.95%) Office 365
3 24 (15.79%) Azure Active Directory
4 22 (14.47%) SaaS
5 13 (8.55%) IaaS
6 12 (7.89%) PaaS
7 7 (4.61%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (1.32%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 22 (14.47%) Skype
2 17 (11.18%) DHCP
2 17 (11.18%) DNS
3 10 (6.58%) Firewall
4 5 (3.29%) SAN
4 5 (3.29%) VPN
5 4 (2.63%) LAN
6 3 (1.97%) WAN
6 3 (1.97%) Wireless
7 2 (1.32%) DMZ
7 2 (1.32%) Network Security
7 2 (1.32%) Unified Communications
7 2 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.32%) X.509
8 1 (0.66%) ATM
8 1 (0.66%) MPLS
8 1 (0.66%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.66%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.66%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.66%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.24%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.97%) RDBMS
2 3 (1.97%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.97%) JIRA
2 2 (1.32%) Hudson
3 1 (0.66%) MSI
General
1 41 (26.97%) Finance
2 21 (13.82%) Banking
3 2 (1.32%) Back Office
3 2 (1.32%) Law
3 2 (1.32%) Military
3 2 (1.32%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.66%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.66%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (19.08%) Analyst
2 23 (15.13%) Desktop Engineer
3 21 (13.82%) Desktop Support
3 21 (13.82%) Support Engineer
4 15 (9.87%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 13 (8.55%) 2nd Line Support
5 13 (8.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 13 (8.55%) Service Analyst
6 12 (7.89%) Architect
7 11 (7.24%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 11 (7.24%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 11 (7.24%) IT Support
7 11 (7.24%) Transition Analyst
7 11 (7.24%) Windows Engineer
8 10 (6.58%) Service Design Analyst
8 10 (6.58%) Service Transition Analyst
9 9 (5.92%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 8 (5.26%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
10 8 (5.26%) Deskside Engineer
10 8 (5.26%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.63%) Middleware
2 2 (1.32%) SAML
3 1 (0.66%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (0.66%) Velocity
3 1 (0.66%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.21%) Client/Server
2 12 (7.89%) Blackberry
3 8 (5.26%) PKI
4 7 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.61%) Replication
5 5 (3.29%) Smartphone
6 4 (2.63%) EMC VNX
7 3 (1.97%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.97%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.97%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.97%) User Experience
8 2 (1.32%) Clustering
8 2 (1.32%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.32%) Device Driver
8 2 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.32%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.66%) Biotechnology
9 1 (0.66%) CMDB
9 1 (0.66%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.66%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 102 (67.11%) Windows
2 48 (31.58%) Windows 10
3 36 (23.68%) Windows Server
4 29 (19.08%) Windows 7
5 24 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (15.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (12.50%) Linux
8 9 (5.92%) Windows XP
9 6 (3.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (3.29%) Android
10 5 (3.29%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.97%) Mac OS
11 3 (1.97%) Unix
11 3 (1.97%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.32%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.32%) Solaris
12 2 (1.32%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.66%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (22.37%) ITIL
2 26 (17.11%) Migration
3 16 (10.53%) Asset Management
4 14 (9.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 14 (9.21%) Problem-Solving
5 13 (8.55%) Break/Fix
6 12 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (7.89%) Service Design
7 9 (5.92%) Agile Coaching
8 8 (5.26%) Business Transformation
8 8 (5.26%) Service Delivery
8 8 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (5.26%) Time Management
9 7 (4.61%) Validation
10 6 (3.95%) Email Migration
10 6 (3.95%) Transition Management
10 6 (3.95%) Translating Business Requirements
11 5 (3.29%) Line Management
11 5 (3.29%) Mobile Device Management
11 5 (3.29%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (21.71%) PowerShell
2 14 (9.21%) SQL
3 3 (1.97%) Python
4 2 (1.32%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.32%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (7.24%) Degree
2 9 (5.92%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.32%) MCSA
4 2 (1.32%) MCSE
4 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.32%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.32%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.66%) CISSP
5 1 (0.66%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.24%) SLA
2 4 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (1.32%) NIST
3 2 (1.32%) NIST 800
4 1 (0.66%) GDPR
4 1 (0.66%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.66%) QA
4 1 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.66%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 21 (13.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (7.24%) vSphere
3 9 (5.92%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.61%) XenApp
5 6 (3.95%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (3.29%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (3.29%) VMware Workstation
6 5 (3.29%) XenDesktop
7 4 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (2.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (1.97%) VirtualBox
9 2 (1.32%) Firmware
9 2 (1.32%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.32%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.66%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 30 (19.74%) SCCM
2 8 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (3.29%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (1.97%) Jamf Pro
5 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (1.32%) vCenter Server
5 2 (1.32%) vRealize
5 2 (1.32%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 2 (1.32%) WSUS
6 1 (0.66%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.66%) MaaS360
6 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.66%) Puppet
Vendors
1 87 (57.24%) Microsoft
2 38 (25.00%) VMware
3 25 (16.45%) Citrix
4 8 (5.26%) EMC
4 8 (5.26%) Red Hat
4 8 (5.26%) ServiceNow
5 7 (4.61%) Cisco
5 7 (4.61%) Oracle
6 4 (2.63%) HP
7 3 (1.97%) Apple
8 2 (1.32%) Blue Coat
8 2 (1.32%) Dell
8 2 (1.32%) McAfee
8 2 (1.32%) NetApp
8 2 (1.32%) Remedy
8 2 (1.32%) Sophos
8 2 (1.32%) Symantec
9 1 (0.66%) Google
9 1 (0.66%) Mitel
9 1 (0.66%) NGA Human Resources