Period
to 19 November 2017

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 November 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.

Microsoft Active Directory
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 27 50
Rank change year-on-year 0 +23 -14
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 150 125 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 5.19% 5.86% 2.87%
As % of the System Software category 55.76% 54.59% 40.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 68 42
Edinburgh median daily rate £375 £300 £289
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +3.90% +5.00%
10th Percentile £113 £113 £113
90th Percentile £600 £458 £511
Scotland median daily rate £334 £320 £290
% change year-on-year +4.30% +10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £10.75 £19.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.87% - -
Scotland median hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -14.29% +31.25% +25.49%

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 269 229 227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 9.30% 10.74% 7.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 115 81
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £147 £129 £125
90th Percentile £600 £475 £506
Scotland median daily rate £375 £325 £310
% change year-on-year +15.38% +4.84% -3.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 £19.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.49% -23.53% +112.50%
10th Percentile £15.30 £15.35 £24.05
90th Percentile £41.00 £36.25 £37.55
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -4.76% +13.51% +17.46%

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 19 November 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 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 19 November 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 96 (64.00%) Windows
2 77 (51.33%) Microsoft
3 65 (43.33%) VMware
4 62 (41.33%) Windows Server
5 55 (36.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 53 (35.33%) Finance
7 52 (34.67%) ITIL
7 52 (34.67%) PowerShell
8 49 (32.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 35 (23.33%) vSphere
10 32 (21.33%) VMware Infrastructure
11 30 (20.00%) SCCM
12 29 (19.33%) SAN
12 29 (19.33%) Microsoft Azure
12 29 (19.33%) Opscode Chef
13 28 (18.67%) Linux
14 26 (17.33%) Configuration Management
14 26 (17.33%) Office 365
15 25 (16.67%) Puppet
15 25 (16.67%) Windows 7
15 25 (16.67%) MS Exchange
16 23 (15.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 22 (14.67%) Ansible
18 21 (14.00%) Continuous Integration
19 20 (13.33%) SCOM
19 20 (13.33%) DNS
19 20 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
20 19 (12.67%) Disclosure Scotland
21 18 (12.00%) Continuous Delivery
21 18 (12.00%) DHCP

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 25 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 17 (11.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (10.67%) Skype for Business
4 10 (6.67%) IIS
5 7 (4.67%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (2.67%) IBM Domino
7 2 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.67%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (7.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 29 (19.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (17.33%) Office 365
3 14 (9.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (4.67%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (4.00%) Mimecast
6 3 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (2.00%) IaaS
6 3 (2.00%) PaaS
7 1 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.67%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (19.33%) SAN
2 20 (13.33%) DNS
3 18 (12.00%) DHCP
4 17 (11.33%) Firewall
5 15 (10.00%) Skype
6 13 (8.67%) TCP/IP
7 8 (5.33%) Unified Communications
8 7 (4.67%) LAN
8 7 (4.67%) LDAP
8 7 (4.67%) VoIP
9 6 (4.00%) Network Security
9 6 (4.00%) VPN
9 6 (4.00%) WAN
10 5 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (3.33%) NetScaler
11 4 (2.67%) VLAN
12 3 (2.00%) BGP
12 3 (2.00%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (2.00%) EIGRP
12 3 (2.00%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.33%) Redis
3 2 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.67%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.67%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (8.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.00%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (2.00%) TeamCity
3 2 (1.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 53 (35.33%) Finance
2 14 (9.33%) Banking
3 4 (2.67%) Law
4 2 (1.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 34 (22.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 27 (18.00%) Analyst
3 13 (8.67%) Consultant
4 12 (8.00%) Administrator
5 10 (6.67%) IT Analyst
6 8 (5.33%) Windows Engineer
7 7 (4.67%) Active Directory Engineer
7 7 (4.67%) IT Engineer
7 7 (4.67%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (4.00%) Support Engineer
9 5 (3.33%) Active Directory Consultant
9 5 (3.33%) Architect
9 5 (3.33%) Desktop Support
9 5 (3.33%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (3.33%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.33%) IT Support
9 5 (3.33%) Project Manager
9 5 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (3.33%) Service Analyst
9 5 (3.33%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.00%) .NET
2 2 (1.33%) .NET Core
2 2 (1.33%) .NET Framework
2 2 (1.33%) ADO.NET
2 2 (1.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (1.33%) Entity Framework
2 2 (1.33%) JSON
2 2 (1.33%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (1.33%) REST
2 2 (1.33%) RESTful
2 2 (1.33%) SignalR
2 2 (1.33%) SOAP
2 2 (1.33%) WCF
2 2 (1.33%) WSDL
2 2 (1.33%) XML
2 2 (1.33%) XML Schema
3 1 (0.67%) CGI
3 1 (0.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.67%) Virtual Team
2 11 (7.33%) Blackberry
3 9 (6.00%) Clustering
4 7 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.00%) EMC VNX
5 6 (4.00%) Replication
6 5 (3.33%) CMDB
6 5 (3.33%) Data Centre
6 5 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (2.00%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.00%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (2.00%) iPhone
7 3 (2.00%) PKI
7 3 (2.00%) Private Cloud
7 3 (2.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 2 (1.33%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.33%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.33%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.33%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.33%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 96 (64.00%) Windows
2 62 (41.33%) Windows Server
3 55 (36.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 49 (32.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (18.67%) Linux
6 25 (16.67%) Windows 7
7 23 (15.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (9.33%) Windows 10
9 10 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (5.33%) Windows 8
11 6 (4.00%) Unix
12 2 (1.33%) AIX
12 2 (1.33%) Android
13 1 (0.67%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.67%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.67%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (34.67%) ITIL
2 26 (17.33%) Configuration Management
3 21 (14.00%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (12.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 17 (11.33%) ITIL V3
6 16 (10.67%) Validation
7 15 (10.00%) Asset Management
8 13 (8.67%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (8.67%) DevOps
9 12 (8.00%) TDD
10 11 (7.33%) Mentoring
10 11 (7.33%) Migration
11 9 (6.00%) Coaching
12 8 (5.33%) Change Management
12 8 (5.33%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (5.33%) Service Delivery
13 7 (4.67%) Application Packaging
13 7 (4.67%) Change Control
13 7 (4.67%) Open Source
13 7 (4.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (34.67%) PowerShell
2 18 (12.00%) Ruby
3 7 (4.67%) SQL
3 7 (4.67%) VBScript
4 4 (2.67%) Perl
5 3 (2.00%) C#
5 3 (2.00%) Python
6 2 (1.33%) C
6 2 (1.33%) PHP
6 2 (1.33%) XPath
7 1 (0.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (7.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (4.67%) MCSA
2 7 (4.67%) MCSE
3 6 (4.00%) Degree
4 5 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.67%) CCNP
5 4 (2.67%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.67%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.00%) MCP
7 2 (1.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.33%) Master's Degree
7 2 (1.33%) MCSD
8 1 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.67%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.67%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (12.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.67%) QA
3 3 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (23.33%) vSphere
2 32 (21.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (5.33%) Hyper-V
5 7 (4.67%) BitLocker
6 6 (4.00%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (3.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (3.33%) XenApp
7 5 (3.33%) XenDesktop
8 4 (2.67%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (2.00%) ISA Server
9 3 (2.00%) VMware NSX
10 2 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.33%) RHEV
11 1 (0.67%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 30 (20.00%) SCCM
2 29 (19.33%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (16.67%) Puppet
4 22 (14.67%) Ansible
5 20 (13.33%) SCOM
6 11 (7.33%) WSUS
7 9 (6.00%) Microsoft Clustering
8 8 (5.33%) vCenter Server
9 5 (3.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (2.00%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (2.00%) Control-M
10 3 (2.00%) Packer
10 3 (2.00%) Rundeck
10 3 (2.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 2 (1.33%) AirWatch
11 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (1.33%) SCVMM
11 2 (1.33%) vRealize
11 2 (1.33%) WMI
12 1 (0.67%) Simpana
Vendors
1 77 (51.33%) Microsoft
2 65 (43.33%) VMware
3 12 (8.00%) Cisco
4 11 (7.33%) Citrix
4 11 (7.33%) ServiceNow
5 10 (6.67%) EMC
6 9 (6.00%) Red Hat
7 6 (4.00%) Sophos
8 5 (3.33%) CommVault
8 5 (3.33%) HP
8 5 (3.33%) Symantec
9 4 (2.67%) Lotus
9 4 (2.67%) NetApp
9 4 (2.67%) Splunk
10 3 (2.00%) AppSense
10 3 (2.00%) CheckPoint
10 3 (2.00%) CyberArk
10 3 (2.00%) Dell
10 3 (2.00%) ForeScout
10 3 (2.00%) Mitel