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 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 50 34 46
Rank change year-on-year -16 +12  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 22 71 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.50% 4.67% 2.81%
As % of the System Software category 31.88% 44.65% 43.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 35 16
Median daily rate £300 £450 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +42.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £126 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £475 £393
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -3.12% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  

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 69 159 90
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 7.83% 10.45% 6.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 65 30
Median daily rate £395 £450 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.22% +26.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £343 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £19.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Edinburgh

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 66 (78.57%) Windows
2 43 (51.19%) Microsoft
3 36 (42.86%) Windows 7
4 32 (38.10%) DNS
5 31 (36.90%) VMware
6 30 (35.71%) DHCP
6 30 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (29.76%) VMware Infrastructure
9 24 (28.57%) SCCM
9 24 (28.57%) Citrix
10 20 (23.81%) MS Exchange
10 20 (23.81%) ITIL
10 20 (23.81%) Windows Server
11 19 (22.62%) Windows 10
11 19 (22.62%) Finance
12 18 (21.43%) PowerShell
12 18 (21.43%) XenApp
13 17 (20.24%) XenDesktop
13 17 (20.24%) VMware ESX
14 16 (19.05%) MS Office
15 15 (17.86%) Microsoft App-V
16 14 (16.67%) SQL
16 14 (16.67%) Cisco
16 14 (16.67%) Hyper-V
17 13 (15.48%) SQL Server
18 12 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
18 12 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
19 11 (13.10%) Microsoft Azure
19 11 (13.10%) MS Excel

Active Directory
Top Related 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 20 (23.81%) MS Exchange
2 8 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (8.33%) Skype for Business
4 6 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.38%) IIS
6 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (19.05%) MS Office
2 11 (13.10%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 11 (13.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.76%) Office 365
3 3 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 32 (38.10%) DNS
2 30 (35.71%) DHCP
3 9 (10.71%) Firewall
3 9 (10.71%) LAN
3 9 (10.71%) WAN
4 8 (9.52%) NetScaler
4 8 (9.52%) VPN
5 7 (8.33%) Internet
6 4 (4.76%) Skype
6 4 (4.76%) VLAN
7 3 (3.57%) LDAP
7 3 (3.57%) SAN
7 3 (3.57%) VXLAN
8 2 (2.38%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (2.38%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (2.38%) IP Telephony
8 2 (2.38%) OpenLDAP
8 2 (2.38%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.38%) WLAN
9 1 (1.19%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.48%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.19%) Blockchain
4 1 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.38%) WinDbg
General
1 19 (22.62%) Finance
2 5 (5.95%) Law
3 2 (2.38%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.19%) Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (28.57%) Analyst
2 11 (13.10%) IT Analyst
3 8 (9.52%) Architect
3 8 (9.52%) IT Support
3 8 (9.52%) Service Analyst
3 8 (9.52%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (8.33%) Consultant
4 7 (8.33%) Support Analyst
5 6 (7.14%) Help Desk Analyst
5 6 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
5 6 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) Help Desk Support
6 5 (5.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (5.95%) Support Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) Systems Analyst
7 4 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (4.76%) IT Manager
7 4 (4.76%) IT Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.90%) Blackberry
2 7 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 6 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.95%) Replication
5 4 (4.76%) Fat Client
5 4 (4.76%) PKI
5 4 (4.76%) Thin Client
6 3 (3.57%) Clustering
6 3 (3.57%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.38%) iPad
7 2 (2.38%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 1 (1.19%) EMC VNX
8 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.19%) NHS
8 1 (1.19%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 66 (78.57%) Windows
2 36 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 30 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 28 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (23.81%) Windows Server
6 19 (22.62%) Windows 10
7 4 (4.76%) Android
7 4 (4.76%) Apple iOS
7 4 (4.76%) Linux
8 3 (3.57%) Unix
8 3 (3.57%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.38%) Mac OS
9 2 (2.38%) Solaris
9 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.19%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.19%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (23.81%) ITIL
2 12 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (13.10%) Migration
4 8 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (7.14%) DevOps
6 6 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (4.76%) Application Discovery
8 3 (3.57%) Asset Management
8 3 (3.57%) ITIL V3
8 3 (3.57%) Kanban
8 3 (3.57%) Project Management
8 3 (3.57%) Server Building
8 3 (3.57%) Service Management
9 2 (2.38%) Change Management
9 2 (2.38%) Configuration Management
9 2 (2.38%) Load Balancing
9 2 (2.38%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (2.38%) Security Management
9 2 (2.38%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (21.43%) PowerShell
2 14 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (2.38%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.38%) Java
3 2 (2.38%) Perl
4 1 (1.19%) VB
4 1 (1.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (2.38%) CCNP
3 2 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.38%) Degree
3 2 (2.38%) MCP
4 1 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.19%) CISSP
4 1 (1.19%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (29.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (21.43%) XenApp
3 17 (20.24%) VMware ESX
3 17 (20.24%) XenDesktop
4 15 (17.86%) Microsoft App-V
5 14 (16.67%) Hyper-V
6 5 (5.95%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (4.76%) vSphere
8 3 (3.57%) BitLocker
8 3 (3.57%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (2.38%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 24 (28.57%) SCCM
2 7 (8.33%) SCOM
3 3 (3.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (3.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (2.38%) CA Single Sign-On
4 2 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.38%) Puppet
5 1 (1.19%) AppDNA
5 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.19%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.19%) vRealize
5 1 (1.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 43 (51.19%) Microsoft
2 31 (36.90%) VMware
3 24 (28.57%) Citrix
4 14 (16.67%) Cisco
5 6 (7.14%) Mitel
6 5 (5.95%) CA
6 5 (5.95%) HP
7 4 (4.76%) CheckPoint
8 3 (3.57%) Dell
8 3 (3.57%) Symantec
9 2 (2.38%) Apple
9 2 (2.38%) ForgeRock
9 2 (2.38%) Juniper
9 2 (2.38%) Lumension
9 2 (2.38%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.38%) Sun
9 2 (2.38%) Varonis
9 2 (2.38%) Xerox
10 1 (1.19%) Canon
10 1 (1.19%) Openreach
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