Period
to 15 August 2018

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 15 August 2018 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 51 30
Rank change year-on-year +25 -21 +7
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 159 68 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 5.43% 2.91% 5.22%
As % of the System Software category 48.48% 34.52% 44.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 38 67
Edinburgh median daily rate £325 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -3.57% +18.64%
10th Percentile £111 £105 £109
90th Percentile £488 £432 £488
Scotland median daily rate £275 £310 £313
% change year-on-year -11.29% -0.96% +21.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £16.63 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - -
Scotland median hourly rate £16.68 £15.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +7.61% -59.74% +140.63%

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 328 197 318
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 11.21% 8.43% 11.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 109 127
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +25.00%
10th Percentile £120 £238 £131
90th Percentile £625 £550 £488
Scotland median daily rate £325 £355 £335
% change year-on-year -8.45% +5.97% +4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £16.63 £48.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -65.90% +56.00%
10th Percentile £13.42 £11.46 £46.38
90th Percentile £30.00 £22.49 £52.13
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £19.75 £38.75
% change year-on-year -11.39% -49.03% +109.46%

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 15 August 2018.

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 15 August 2018, 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.

1 118 (74.21%) Windows
2 71 (44.65%) Microsoft
3 51 (32.08%) SCCM
4 46 (28.93%) Finance
5 45 (28.30%) Windows 7
6 44 (27.67%) ITIL
7 39 (24.53%) VMware
8 33 (20.75%) Microsoft Office
9 32 (20.13%) Windows 10
10 31 (19.50%) PowerShell
11 29 (18.24%) Office 365
11 29 (18.24%) Windows Server
12 26 (16.35%) MS Exchange
13 25 (15.72%) VMware Infrastructure
14 24 (15.09%) Citrix
15 23 (14.47%) DHCP
16 22 (13.84%) Windows Server 2008
17 19 (11.95%) Linux
18 17 (10.69%) Microsoft Azure
19 16 (10.06%) Exchange Server 2010
19 16 (10.06%) Microsoft App-V
19 16 (10.06%) DNS
20 15 (9.43%) Blackberry
20 15 (9.43%) Migration
20 15 (9.43%) Banking
21 14 (8.81%) Disclosure Scotland
22 13 (8.18%) Skype
22 13 (8.18%) Windows Server 2012
22 13 (8.18%) Skype for Business
22 13 (8.18%) XenApp

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 26 (16.35%) MS Exchange
2 16 (10.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (8.18%) Skype for Business
4 5 (3.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.26%) Confluence
5 2 (1.26%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.63%) IIS
Applications
1 33 (20.75%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (3.77%) assyst
2 1 (0.63%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.63%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 29 (18.24%) Office 365
2 17 (10.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.77%) PaaS
4 5 (3.14%) IaaS
5 4 (2.52%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (2.52%) SaaS
6 2 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (1.26%) Mimecast
6 2 (1.26%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.63%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 23 (14.47%) DHCP
2 16 (10.06%) DNS
3 13 (8.18%) Skype
4 12 (7.55%) VPN
5 9 (5.66%) LAN
6 8 (5.03%) Firewall
6 8 (5.03%) SAN
7 7 (4.40%) Unified Communications
7 7 (4.40%) WAN
8 6 (3.77%) TCP/IP
8 6 (3.77%) Wireshark
9 4 (2.52%) VoIP
10 3 (1.89%) NetScaler
10 3 (1.89%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (1.26%) EIGRP
11 2 (1.26%) OSPF
11 2 (1.26%) SNMP
11 2 (1.26%) Spanning Tree
11 2 (1.26%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.03%) Relational Database
1 8 (5.03%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.26%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.26%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.26%) JIRA
1 2 (1.26%) MSI
2 1 (0.63%) Git (software)
General
1 46 (28.93%) Finance
2 15 (9.43%) Banking
3 3 (1.89%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.26%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.26%) Publishing
5 1 (0.63%) Back Office
5 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (25.79%) Analyst
2 17 (10.69%) IT Analyst
2 17 (10.69%) Support Analyst
3 16 (10.06%) IT Support
4 15 (9.43%) 2nd Line Support
4 15 (9.43%) Service Analyst
5 13 (8.18%) Administrator
5 13 (8.18%) Support Engineer
6 12 (7.55%) Windows Engineer
7 11 (6.92%) Architect
7 11 (6.92%) Service Desk Analyst
7 11 (6.92%) Systems Administrator
8 10 (6.29%) Active Directory Engineer
8 10 (6.29%) Desktop Support
8 10 (6.29%) IT Support Analyst
9 8 (5.03%) Desktop Engineer
10 7 (4.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (4.40%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (3.77%) Consultant
11 6 (3.77%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.14%) LDAP
2 3 (1.89%) Web Services
3 1 (0.63%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.43%) Blackberry
2 8 (5.03%) Clustering
3 7 (4.40%) iPhone
4 3 (1.89%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.89%) iPad
4 3 (1.89%) Mainframe
4 3 (1.89%) PKI
4 3 (1.89%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.26%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.26%) BYOD
5 2 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.26%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.26%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.26%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.63%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.63%) Replication
6 1 (0.63%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.63%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 118 (74.21%) Windows
2 45 (28.30%) Windows 7
3 32 (20.13%) Windows 10
4 29 (18.24%) Windows Server
5 22 (13.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (11.95%) Linux
7 13 (8.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (7.55%) Windows 8
9 11 (6.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (3.14%) Android
11 4 (2.52%) Windows XP
12 3 (1.89%) Mac OS
12 3 (1.89%) Solaris
12 3 (1.89%) Unix
12 3 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (1.26%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.26%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.26%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (27.67%) ITIL
2 15 (9.43%) Migration
3 12 (7.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 10 (6.29%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (5.66%) Asset Management
5 9 (5.66%) ITSM
5 9 (5.66%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (5.66%) Service Management
6 8 (5.03%) Change Management
6 8 (5.03%) Incident Management
7 7 (4.40%) Storage Management
8 6 (3.77%) Scrum
8 6 (3.77%) Security Management
8 6 (3.77%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (3.14%) Kanban
9 5 (3.14%) Service Delivery
9 5 (3.14%) Virtual Environments
10 4 (2.52%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (2.52%) ITIL V3
11 3 (1.89%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (19.50%) PowerShell
2 7 (4.40%) SQL
3 3 (1.89%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.26%) C
4 2 (1.26%) Python
4 2 (1.26%) VBA
4 2 (1.26%) VBScript
5 1 (0.63%) Go
Qualifications
1 2 (1.26%) CISSP
2 1 (0.63%) Degree
2 1 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (0.63%) MCP
2 1 (0.63%) MCSA
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.81%) Disclosure Scotland
2 8 (5.03%) SLA
3 1 (0.63%) GDPR
3 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 25 (15.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (10.06%) Microsoft App-V
3 13 (8.18%) XenApp
4 10 (6.29%) XenDesktop
5 6 (3.77%) BitLocker
5 6 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (3.77%) vSphere
6 4 (2.52%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.89%) RACF
8 2 (1.26%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 2 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.26%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.63%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.63%) Docker
9 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.63%) NFS
Systems Management
1 51 (32.08%) SCCM
2 7 (4.40%) Ansible
3 6 (3.77%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (3.14%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (3.14%) Puppet
5 4 (2.52%) vCenter Server
6 3 (1.89%) Control-M
6 3 (1.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (1.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (1.26%) CA Single Sign-On
7 2 (1.26%) SELinux
7 2 (1.26%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.63%) AppDNA
8 1 (0.63%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.63%) PingFederate
8 1 (0.63%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.63%) SCSM
8 1 (0.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.63%) Terraform
Vendors
1 71 (44.65%) Microsoft
2 39 (24.53%) VMware
3 24 (15.09%) Citrix
4 12 (7.55%) Red Hat
5 11 (6.92%) Cisco
6 6 (3.77%) Mitel
7 5 (3.14%) CheckPoint
7 5 (3.14%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.89%) CA
8 3 (1.89%) CommVault
8 3 (1.89%) CyberArk
8 3 (1.89%) Novell
8 3 (1.89%) Splunk
8 3 (1.89%) Symantec
9 2 (1.26%) Charles River
9 2 (1.26%) HP
9 2 (1.26%) Ping Identity
9 2 (1.26%) Sun
10 1 (0.63%) ForeScout
10 1 (0.63%) Shavlik