Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 42 28
Rank change year-on-year +2 -14 +30
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 125 117 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 4.21% 4.23% 5.76%
As % of the System Software category 38.11% 47.56% 52.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 58 66
Edinburgh median daily rate £350 £350 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.64% -1.67%
10th Percentile £108 £110 £109
90th Percentile £525 £525 £425
Scotland median daily rate £280 £325 £320
% change year-on-year -13.85% +1.56% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £10.75 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% -52.75% +89.58%
10th Percentile £14.90 £10.38 £15.13
90th Percentile £25.20 £11.13 £37.78
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.69% -54.86% +125.00%

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 328 246 242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 11.05% 8.89% 10.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 134 110
Edinburgh median daily rate £438 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.06% +6.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £142 £216 £124
90th Percentile £700 £550 £475
Scotland median daily rate £385 £375 £320
% change year-on-year +2.67% +17.19% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 4
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £22.88 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.50% -41.35% +56.00%
10th Percentile £16.20 £12.84 £16.38
90th Percentile £44.27 £32.61 £51.38
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -10.26% -45.83% +94.59%

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 22 October 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 22 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 84 (67.20%) Windows
2 45 (36.00%) Microsoft
3 41 (32.80%) Finance
4 34 (27.20%) VMware
5 32 (25.60%) SCCM
6 28 (22.40%) Windows 7
6 28 (22.40%) Windows 10
7 27 (21.60%) PowerShell
8 25 (20.00%) ITIL
9 22 (17.60%) Office 365
10 19 (15.20%) VMware Infrastructure
10 19 (15.20%) Microsoft Office
11 17 (13.60%) Citrix
12 15 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (11.20%) Microsoft Azure
13 14 (11.20%) Linux
13 14 (11.20%) Windows Server
14 13 (10.40%) DHCP
14 13 (10.40%) Windows Server 2008
15 12 (9.60%) Banking
15 12 (9.60%) MS Exchange
16 11 (8.80%) Scrum
16 11 (8.80%) Skype
17 10 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
17 10 (8.00%) Skype for Business
17 10 (8.00%) Kanban
17 10 (8.00%) SQL Server
18 9 (7.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 9 (7.20%) XenApp
18 9 (7.20%) Ansible

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 12 (9.60%) MS Exchange
2 10 (8.00%) Skype for Business
3 6 (4.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.20%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.60%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.60%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.80%) Confluence
7 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 19 (15.20%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.80%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 22 (17.60%) Office 365
2 14 (11.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.80%) OpenShift
4 5 (4.00%) PaaS
5 2 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.60%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.60%) IaaS
5 2 (1.60%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.80%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.40%) DHCP
2 11 (8.80%) Skype
3 8 (6.40%) DNS
4 6 (4.80%) Firewall
5 5 (4.00%) LAN
5 5 (4.00%) TCP/IP
6 4 (3.20%) Unified Communications
6 4 (3.20%) VoIP
6 4 (3.20%) VPN
6 4 (3.20%) WAN
7 3 (2.40%) NetScaler
7 3 (2.40%) SAN
8 2 (1.60%) BGP
8 2 (1.60%) EIGRP
8 2 (1.60%) OpenLDAP
8 2 (1.60%) OSPF
8 2 (1.60%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (1.60%) SNMP
8 2 (1.60%) Spanning Tree
8 2 (1.60%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.60%) Power BI
3 2 (1.60%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.60%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.80%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (5.60%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.20%) MSI
3 2 (1.60%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.60%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.80%) JIRA
General
1 41 (32.80%) Finance
2 12 (9.60%) Banking
3 2 (1.60%) Back Office
3 2 (1.60%) Investment Banking
3 2 (1.60%) Legal
3 2 (1.60%) Publishing
4 1 (0.80%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.80%) Retail
4 1 (0.80%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (24.00%) Analyst
2 12 (9.60%) Service Analyst
2 12 (9.60%) Service Desk Analyst
3 11 (8.80%) IT Analyst
3 11 (8.80%) IT Support
4 10 (8.00%) Architect
4 10 (8.00%) Support Engineer
4 10 (8.00%) Windows Engineer
5 9 (7.20%) Support Analyst
6 8 (6.40%) Active Directory Engineer
6 8 (6.40%) Desktop Support
6 8 (6.40%) IT Support Analyst
7 7 (5.60%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (4.80%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (4.80%) Consultant
8 6 (4.80%) Desktop Engineer
8 6 (4.80%) Operations Engineer
8 6 (4.80%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (4.80%) VMware Engineer
9 5 (4.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.40%) LDAP
2 2 (1.60%) Middleware
2 2 (1.60%) XML
2 2 (1.60%) XML Messaging
3 1 (0.80%) COM
3 1 (0.80%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (0.80%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.80%) Blackberry
1 6 (4.80%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (3.20%) iPhone
2 4 (3.20%) Mainframe
3 3 (2.40%) Clustering
3 3 (2.40%) Private Cloud
4 2 (1.60%) BYOD
4 2 (1.60%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.80%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.80%) Cyberattack
5 1 (0.80%) EMC VNX
5 1 (0.80%) iPad
5 1 (0.80%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.80%) PKI
5 1 (0.80%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.80%) Replication
5 1 (0.80%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (0.80%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.80%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.80%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 84 (67.20%) Windows
2 28 (22.40%) Windows 10
2 28 (22.40%) Windows 7
3 14 (11.20%) Linux
3 14 (11.20%) Windows Server
4 13 (10.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (7.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (4.80%) Windows 8
8 4 (3.20%) Android
8 4 (3.20%) Solaris
8 4 (3.20%) Unix
9 3 (2.40%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.60%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.60%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.60%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.80%) VMS
11 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (20.00%) ITIL
2 15 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (8.80%) Scrum
4 10 (8.00%) Kanban
5 9 (7.20%) DevOps
6 8 (6.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 7 (5.60%) Migration
7 7 (5.60%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (4.80%) Service Management
9 5 (4.00%) Storage Management
10 4 (3.20%) Asset Management
10 4 (3.20%) Change Management
10 4 (3.20%) Incident Management
10 4 (3.20%) ITIL V3
10 4 (3.20%) ITSM
11 3 (2.40%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (2.40%) Identity Management
11 3 (2.40%) Investment Management
11 3 (2.40%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (2.40%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 27 (21.60%) PowerShell
2 8 (6.40%) SQL
3 7 (5.60%) Bash Shell
3 7 (5.60%) Python
4 5 (4.00%) Go
5 2 (1.60%) Java
5 2 (1.60%) VBA
6 1 (0.80%) C
6 1 (0.80%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (3.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.40%) MCSA
2 3 (2.40%) MCSE
3 1 (0.80%) CISSP
3 1 (0.80%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.80%) MCP
3 1 (0.80%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (0.80%) QA
2 1 (0.80%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (15.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (7.20%) XenApp
3 6 (4.80%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (4.80%) vSphere
3 6 (4.80%) XenDesktop
4 5 (4.00%) BitLocker
4 5 (4.00%) Docker
5 4 (3.20%) RACF
6 3 (2.40%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.80%) NFS
8 1 (0.80%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 32 (25.60%) SCCM
2 9 (7.20%) Ansible
3 6 (4.80%) SELinux
4 4 (3.20%) Kubernetes
5 3 (2.40%) Control-M
5 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.40%) Puppet
5 3 (2.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (1.60%) CA Single Sign-On
6 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.60%) Terraform
6 2 (1.60%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.80%) PingFederate
7 1 (0.80%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.80%) SCSM
7 1 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 45 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 34 (27.20%) VMware
3 17 (13.60%) Citrix
4 5 (4.00%) Cisco
4 5 (4.00%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.20%) Mitel
6 3 (2.40%) Charles River
6 3 (2.40%) CheckPoint
6 3 (2.40%) Novell
6 3 (2.40%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.60%) CA
7 2 (1.60%) EMC
7 2 (1.60%) F5
7 2 (1.60%) HP
7 2 (1.60%) IBM
7 2 (1.60%) Lotus
7 2 (1.60%) Sun
8 1 (0.80%) Ab Initio
8 1 (0.80%) Altiris
8 1 (0.80%) MobileIron