Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 25 26
Rank change year-on-year -11 +1 +29
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 133 163 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 4.71% 5.55% 5.73%
As % of the System Software category 38.89% 56.21% 56.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 89 65
Edinburgh median daily rate £350 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +25.00% +3.45%
10th Percentile £117 £186 £112
90th Percentile £525 £600 £465
Scotland median daily rate £275 £350 £320
% change year-on-year -21.43% +9.38% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 6
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £10.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% -28.33% -
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -7.89% -2.56% +21.88%

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 342 290 201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 12.11% 9.87% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 164 104
Edinburgh median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £180 £216 £129
90th Percentile £700 £600 £484
Scotland median daily rate £385 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +2.67% +15.38% +4.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 6
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +133.33% -41.18%
10th Percentile £12.09 £15.30 £14.49
90th Percentile £44.27 £41.00 £30.25
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year -12.50% -1.23% +9.46%

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 16 December 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

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 16 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 76 (57.14%) Windows
2 52 (39.10%) Microsoft
3 48 (36.09%) Finance
4 29 (21.80%) Windows 10
5 28 (21.05%) PowerShell
6 27 (20.30%) ITIL
7 26 (19.55%) Microsoft Office
7 26 (19.55%) Windows 7
8 25 (18.80%) Office 365
9 24 (18.05%) SCCM
10 23 (17.29%) Citrix
10 23 (17.29%) VMware
11 19 (14.29%) Windows Server
12 17 (12.78%) Banking
12 17 (12.78%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (11.28%) Linux
14 14 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
14 14 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
15 13 (9.77%) DevOps
15 13 (9.77%) MS Exchange
16 12 (9.02%) SQL Server
16 12 (9.02%) Migration
16 12 (9.02%) Problem-Solving
17 11 (8.27%) Ansible
17 11 (8.27%) XenApp
17 11 (8.27%) SQL
17 11 (8.27%) Blackberry
18 10 (7.52%) Python
18 10 (7.52%) Scrum

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 13 (9.77%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.26%) Skype for Business
3 5 (3.76%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.26%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.26%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.75%) Confluence
6 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 26 (19.55%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.26%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 25 (18.80%) Office 365
2 14 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (5.26%) PaaS
4 6 (4.51%) OpenShift
5 4 (3.01%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (3.01%) IaaS
5 4 (3.01%) OneDrive
6 3 (2.26%) SaaS
7 2 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.02%) DHCP
1 8 (6.02%) DNS
1 8 (6.02%) Skype
2 6 (4.51%) LAN
3 5 (3.76%) NetScaler
4 4 (3.01%) Firewall
4 4 (3.01%) WebEx
5 3 (2.26%) BIG-IP
5 3 (2.26%) SAN
5 3 (2.26%) SSL
5 3 (2.26%) Unified Communications
6 2 (1.50%) OpenLDAP
6 2 (1.50%) VoIP
6 2 (1.50%) VPN
6 2 (1.50%) WAN
7 1 (0.75%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.02%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (2.26%) Power BI
3 2 (1.50%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.50%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 10 (7.52%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.76%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.26%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (1.50%) Hudson
4 2 (1.50%) MSI
5 1 (0.75%) JIRA
5 1 (0.75%) NUnit
General
1 48 (36.09%) Finance
2 17 (12.78%) Banking
3 3 (2.26%) Back Office
3 3 (2.26%) Legal
4 2 (1.50%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.75%) Advertising
5 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.75%) Retail
5 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (21.80%) Analyst
2 16 (12.03%) Support Engineer
3 15 (11.28%) Desktop Engineer
4 12 (9.02%) IT Support
4 12 (9.02%) Service Analyst
5 11 (8.27%) 2nd Line Support
5 11 (8.27%) Desktop Support
5 11 (8.27%) IT Analyst
6 10 (7.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 10 (7.52%) Service Desk Analyst
7 9 (6.77%) Administrator
8 8 (6.02%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 8 (6.02%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 8 (6.02%) Active Directory Engineer
8 8 (6.02%) DevOps Engineer
8 8 (6.02%) Support Analyst
9 7 (5.26%) IT Support Analyst
9 7 (5.26%) Office 365 Engineer
9 7 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.26%) LDAP
2 4 (3.01%) XML
3 3 (2.26%) XML Messaging
4 2 (1.50%) Middleware
4 2 (1.50%) Web Services
5 1 (0.75%) .NET
5 1 (0.75%) .NET Core
5 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.75%) CSS
5 1 (0.75%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.75%) JSON
5 1 (0.75%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.27%) Blackberry
2 6 (4.51%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.01%) Handset
3 4 (3.01%) iPad
3 4 (3.01%) iPhone
4 3 (2.26%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.26%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.50%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.75%) BYOD
6 1 (0.75%) Clustering
6 1 (0.75%) CMDB
6 1 (0.75%) Cyberattack
6 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.75%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.75%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.75%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.75%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.75%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 76 (57.14%) Windows
2 29 (21.80%) Windows 10
3 26 (19.55%) Windows 7
4 19 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 17 (12.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (11.28%) Linux
7 14 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (4.51%) Solaris
9 6 (4.51%) Unix
10 3 (2.26%) Android
10 3 (2.26%) Apple iOS
10 3 (2.26%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.26%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.50%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.75%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.75%) VMS
12 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (20.30%) ITIL
2 14 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (9.77%) DevOps
4 12 (9.02%) Migration
4 12 (9.02%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (7.52%) Scrum
6 8 (6.02%) Kanban
7 7 (5.26%) Service Management
7 7 (5.26%) Storage Management
8 6 (4.51%) Asset Management
8 6 (4.51%) ITSM
9 5 (3.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 4 (3.01%) Service Design
11 3 (2.26%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (2.26%) Change Management
11 3 (2.26%) Database Tuning
11 3 (2.26%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (2.26%) Performance Tuning
11 3 (2.26%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (2.26%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (21.05%) PowerShell
2 11 (8.27%) SQL
3 10 (7.52%) Python
4 6 (4.51%) VBA
5 5 (3.76%) Bash Shell
5 5 (3.76%) Go
6 3 (2.26%) Java
7 1 (0.75%) C
7 1 (0.75%) C#
7 1 (0.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (3.76%) MCSE
1 5 (3.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.26%) MCSA
2 3 (2.26%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.75%) CISSP
4 1 (0.75%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (0.75%) MCP
4 1 (0.75%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.26%) SLA
2 1 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (0.75%) QA
System Software
1 11 (8.27%) XenApp
2 10 (7.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.77%) XenDesktop
4 5 (3.76%) Docker
4 5 (3.76%) XenServer
5 4 (3.01%) BitLocker
5 4 (3.01%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (2.26%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (2.26%) RACF
6 3 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.26%) vSphere
7 2 (1.50%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.50%) NFS
8 1 (0.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 24 (18.05%) SCCM
2 11 (8.27%) Ansible
3 6 (4.51%) SELinux
4 5 (3.76%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (3.76%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (3.76%) Puppet
4 5 (3.76%) Terraform
5 4 (3.01%) Kubernetes
6 3 (2.26%) Control-M
7 2 (1.50%) CA Single Sign-On
7 2 (1.50%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.75%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.75%) AppDNA
8 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.75%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 52 (39.10%) Microsoft
2 23 (17.29%) Citrix
2 23 (17.29%) VMware
3 7 (5.26%) Charles River
3 7 (5.26%) Red Hat
4 6 (4.51%) ServiceNow
5 5 (3.76%) Cisco
6 4 (3.01%) BT
7 3 (2.26%) F5
7 3 (2.26%) IBM
8 2 (1.50%) CA
8 2 (1.50%) EMC
8 2 (1.50%) HP
8 2 (1.50%) Lotus
8 2 (1.50%) Mitel
8 2 (1.50%) NetApp
8 2 (1.50%) Novell
8 2 (1.50%) Sun
8 2 (1.50%) Symantec
9 1 (0.75%) Altiris