Period
to 24 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Azure Active Directory skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Azure Active Directory over the 6 months to 24 July 2021 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 Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 117 112 146
Rank change year-on-year -5 +34 +80
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 50 25 89
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.47% 1.03% 1.35%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.03% 3.14% 4.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 22 73
10th Percentile £368 £413 £430
25th Percentile £400 £475 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £470 £550 £538
Median % change year-on-year -14.55% +2.33% +13.16%
75th Percentile £550 £589 £550
90th Percentile £663 £617 £637
Central London median daily rate £470 £550 £538
% change year-on-year -14.55% +2.33% +10.26%

Azure Active Directory is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1,241 795 2,221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 36.53% 32.82% 33.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 911 616 1,784
10th Percentile £375 £313 £364
25th Percentile £459 £419 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £515 £525
Median % change year-on-year +6.80% -1.90% -
75th Percentile £638 £600 £600
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £513 £525
% change year-on-year +7.32% -2.38% +3.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 14
10th Percentile £13.60 £20.36 £15.35
25th Percentile £13.88 £29.07 £18.78
Median hourly rate £22.25 £43.95 £20.92
Median % change year-on-year -49.37% +110.14% -4.93%
75th Percentile £28.42 £55.06 £22.89
90th Percentile £41.78 £59.38 £26.70
Central London median hourly rate £22.25 £43.95 £21.00
% change year-on-year -49.37% +109.29% +5.00%

Azure Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Azure Active Directory as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Azure Active Directory in the City of London

Azure Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Azure Active Directory in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Azure Active Directory in the City of London

Azure Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure Active Directory in the City of London over the 6 months to 24 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Azure Active Directory in the City of London

Azure Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure Active Directory within the City of London region over the 6 months to 24 July 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 1 £385 -
Azure Active Directory
Central London

For the 6 months to 24 July 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Azure 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 City of London region with a requirement for Azure Active Directory.

1 49 (98.00%) Azure
2 43 (86.00%) Active Directory
3 39 (78.00%) Microsoft
4 31 (62.00%) SharePoint
4 31 (62.00%) PowerShell
5 30 (60.00%) DevOps
6 29 (58.00%) Social Skills
7 26 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (52.00%) SQL Server
8 25 (50.00%) .NET
8 25 (50.00%) QA
9 24 (48.00%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (48.00%) C#
10 23 (46.00%) JavaScript
10 23 (46.00%) ASP.NET
10 23 (46.00%) Business Intelligence
10 23 (46.00%) TDD
10 23 (46.00%) Software Engineering
10 23 (46.00%) Power Platform
10 23 (46.00%) ASP.NET Core
10 23 (46.00%) Greenfield Project
10 23 (46.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 23 (46.00%) Octopus Deploy
10 23 (46.00%) Mentoring
10 23 (46.00%) React
10 23 (46.00%) Power BI
10 23 (46.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 23 (46.00%) AngularJS
10 23 (46.00%) Analytics
10 23 (46.00%) TypeScript

Azure Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 31 (62.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 49 (98.00%) Azure
2 23 (46.00%) Power Platform
3 15 (30.00%) Microsoft 365
4 8 (16.00%) IaaS
5 5 (10.00%) PaaS
6 4 (8.00%) OneDrive
7 3 (6.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 3 (6.00%) Mimecast
7 3 (6.00%) SaaS
8 2 (4.00%) AWS
8 2 (4.00%) Azure Storage
8 2 (4.00%) GCP
9 1 (2.00%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 1 (2.00%) Azure Service Bus
9 1 (2.00%) Boomi
9 1 (2.00%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.00%) DHCP
2 7 (14.00%) DNS
3 3 (6.00%) NetScaler
3 3 (6.00%) SAN
4 1 (2.00%) FTP
4 1 (2.00%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.00%) LAN
4 1 (2.00%) PSTN
4 1 (2.00%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.00%) VLAN
4 1 (2.00%) VPN
4 1 (2.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (52.00%) SQL Server
2 23 (46.00%) Power BI
3 1 (2.00%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 23 (46.00%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.00%) MSTest
2 1 (2.00%) NUnit
2 1 (2.00%) Postman
2 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 29 (58.00%) Social Skills
2 7 (14.00%) Finance
3 4 (8.00%) Law
4 2 (4.00%) Legal
4 2 (4.00%) Public Sector
5 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 21 (42.00%) Technical Leader
2 9 (18.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (16.00%) Azure Engineer
4 7 (14.00%) Architect
5 4 (8.00%) Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Azure Architect
6 3 (6.00%) Cloud Architect
6 3 (6.00%) Consultant
6 3 (6.00%) Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Security Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Analyst Developer
7 2 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 2 (4.00%) Migration Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Principal Developer
7 2 (4.00%) SAN Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) SharePoint Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Storage Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (50.00%) .NET
2 23 (46.00%) AngularJS
2 23 (46.00%) ASP.NET
2 23 (46.00%) ASP.NET Core
2 23 (46.00%) React
3 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.00%) COM
3 1 (2.00%) Dapper ORM
3 1 (2.00%) Entity Framework
3 1 (2.00%) JSON
3 1 (2.00%) Node.js
3 1 (2.00%) SAML
3 1 (2.00%) Web Services
3 1 (2.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (46.00%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.00%) Replication
3 1 (2.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.00%) Clustering
3 1 (2.00%) Cyberattack
3 1 (2.00%) PKI
3 1 (2.00%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 15 (30.00%) Windows
2 12 (24.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (2.00%) Linux
5 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (60.00%) DevOps
2 26 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (48.00%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (46.00%) Analytics
4 23 (46.00%) Business Intelligence
4 23 (46.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 23 (46.00%) Mentoring
4 23 (46.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
4 23 (46.00%) Software Engineering
4 23 (46.00%) TDD
5 14 (28.00%) Information Security
6 13 (26.00%) Competitor Analysis
7 11 (22.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 10 (20.00%) Migration
8 10 (20.00%) Project Roadmap
9 5 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
10 4 (8.00%) ITIL
11 3 (6.00%) Business Continuity
11 3 (6.00%) Configuration Management
11 3 (6.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 31 (62.00%) PowerShell
2 24 (48.00%) C#
3 23 (46.00%) JavaScript
3 23 (46.00%) TypeScript
4 2 (4.00%) Python
4 2 (4.00%) SQL
5 1 (2.00%) Ada
5 1 (2.00%) C
5 1 (2.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (8.00%) MCSE
3 3 (6.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.00%) CCNA
4 2 (4.00%) CISM
4 2 (4.00%) CISSP
4 2 (4.00%) MCSA
4 2 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 1 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.00%) SANS
5 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.00%) NIST
3 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (86.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (22.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (8.00%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (6.00%) XenApp
5 2 (4.00%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (4.00%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (4.00%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.00%) NFS
6 1 (2.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (16.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 6 (12.00%) SCCM
3 4 (8.00%) vCenter Server
4 3 (6.00%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (4.00%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 2 (4.00%) Ansible
5 2 (4.00%) PowerCLI
5 2 (4.00%) SCOM
6 1 (2.00%) AirWatch
6 1 (2.00%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (2.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 39 (78.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (26.00%) VMware
3 6 (12.00%) Citrix
4 3 (6.00%) HP
5 2 (4.00%) 3PAR
5 2 (4.00%) Nimble Storage
6 1 (2.00%) Avaya
6 1 (2.00%) Cisco
6 1 (2.00%) Dell
6 1 (2.00%) Draytek
6 1 (2.00%) NetApp
6 1 (2.00%) Okta
6 1 (2.00%) OneLogin
6 1 (2.00%) Palo Alto
6 1 (2.00%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.00%) Symantec