Period
to 21 November 2019

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 21 November 2019 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
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 149 199 227
Rank change year-on-year +50 +28 +8
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 73 57 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.25% 0.81% 0.35%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.68% 2.93% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 50 22
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% -14.22%
10th Percentile £368 £368 £124
90th Percentile £620 £589 £523
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £52.00 - -
Central London median hourly rate £52.00 - -

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 1,984 1,944 1,288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 33.97% 27.46% 18.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,557 1,598 1,036
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £325 £338 £313
90th Percentile £668 £668 £650
Central London median daily rate £520 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -0.95% +5.00% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 23
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -2.78% -45.86%
10th Percentile £18.66 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £31.90 £23.75 £25.14
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year +12.30% -1.58% -45.71%

Azure Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Azure Active Directory as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure Active Directory in the City of London

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

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure Active Directory in the City of London over the 6 months to 21 November 2019.

Contractor 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 21 November 2019. 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 - 2 £263 -
Azure Active Directory
Central London

For the 6 months to 21 November 2019, 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 72 (98.63%) Azure
2 67 (91.78%) Active Directory
3 45 (61.64%) Microsoft
4 39 (53.42%) Office 365
5 29 (39.73%) SQL
6 28 (38.36%) Windows
7 25 (34.25%) PowerShell
8 19 (26.03%) Microsoft Intune
9 17 (23.29%) DevOps
10 16 (21.92%) SCCM
10 16 (21.92%) Azure SQL Database
10 16 (21.92%) Single Sign-On
11 14 (19.18%) Firewall
12 13 (17.81%) C#
12 13 (17.81%) .NET
13 12 (16.44%) Migration
14 11 (15.07%) VMware
14 11 (15.07%) Disaster Recovery
14 11 (15.07%) SharePoint
14 11 (15.07%) DNS
14 11 (15.07%) PaaS
14 11 (15.07%) Load Balancing
15 10 (13.70%) Windows Server
15 10 (13.70%) Service Design
15 10 (13.70%) VB
15 10 (13.70%) Finance
15 10 (13.70%) Application Packaging
16 9 (12.33%) SQL Server
16 9 (12.33%) Azure Data Factory
17 8 (10.96%) IaaS

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 11 (15.07%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.48%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.11%) Confluence
4 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.37%) IIS
5 1 (1.37%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 7 (9.59%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 72 (98.63%) Azure
2 39 (53.42%) Office 365
3 11 (15.07%) PaaS
4 9 (12.33%) Azure Data Factory
5 8 (10.96%) AWS
5 8 (10.96%) IaaS
5 8 (10.96%) SaaS
6 5 (6.85%) Data Lake Analytics
6 5 (6.85%) OneDrive
7 3 (4.11%) Azure Functions
7 3 (4.11%) Serverless
8 2 (2.74%) Mimecast
9 1 (1.37%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (1.37%) GCP
9 1 (1.37%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 14 (19.18%) Firewall
2 11 (15.07%) DNS
3 8 (10.96%) DHCP
4 6 (8.22%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (6.85%) VPN
6 2 (2.74%) SAN
6 2 (2.74%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.37%) HTTP
7 1 (1.37%) Internet
7 1 (1.37%) Kerberos
7 1 (1.37%) LAN
7 1 (1.37%) NAS
7 1 (1.37%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.37%) PBX
7 1 (1.37%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.37%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (1.37%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.37%) VLAN
7 1 (1.37%) VoIP
7 1 (1.37%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (21.92%) Azure SQL Database
2 9 (12.33%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.85%) Data Lake
3 5 (6.85%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.74%) MySQL
5 2 (2.74%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.37%) Big Data
6 1 (1.37%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.37%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (4.11%) JIRA
2 2 (2.74%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.74%) SpecFlow
2 2 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.74%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.37%) Swashbuckle
3 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (13.70%) Finance
2 4 (5.48%) Banking
2 4 (5.48%) Electronics
2 4 (5.48%) Manufacturing
2 4 (5.48%) Marketing
2 4 (5.48%) Public Sector
2 4 (5.48%) Publishing
2 4 (5.48%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.37%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 23 (31.51%) Azure Engineer
2 14 (19.18%) Administrator
2 14 (19.18%) Architect
3 11 (15.07%) Azure DevOps
3 11 (15.07%) Systems Administrator
4 10 (13.70%) Azure Administrator
4 10 (13.70%) Developer
4 10 (13.70%) Systems Engineer
5 9 (12.33%) Azure Developer
6 8 (10.96%) .NET Developer
7 7 (9.59%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 7 (9.59%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (6.85%) Active Directory Specialist
8 5 (6.85%) C# Developer
8 5 (6.85%) Support Engineer
9 4 (5.48%) Azure Architect
9 4 (5.48%) Office 365 Specialist
10 3 (4.11%) C# .NET Developer
10 3 (4.11%) Cloud Engineer
10 3 (4.11%) Office 365 Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.81%) .NET
2 4 (5.48%) REST
2 4 (5.48%) RESTful
3 3 (4.11%) .NET Core
3 3 (4.11%) Web Services
3 3 (4.11%) YAML
4 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Graph
4 2 (2.74%) OAuth
4 2 (2.74%) OAuth2
4 2 (2.74%) SOAP
5 1 (1.37%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.37%) AutoMapper
5 1 (1.37%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.37%) React
5 1 (1.37%) SAML
5 1 (1.37%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.22%) Public Cloud
2 4 (5.48%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (5.48%) Social Media
3 3 (4.11%) iPad
3 3 (4.11%) PKI
4 2 (2.74%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.37%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.37%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.37%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.37%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 28 (38.36%) Windows
2 10 (13.70%) Windows Server
3 6 (8.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (6.85%) Windows 10
5 4 (5.48%) Android
5 4 (5.48%) Apple iOS
5 4 (5.48%) Windows 7
5 4 (5.48%) Windows Mobile
5 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.74%) Linux
6 2 (2.74%) VMS
7 1 (1.37%) Solaris
7 1 (1.37%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.37%) Unix
7 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (23.29%) DevOps
2 12 (16.44%) Migration
3 11 (15.07%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (15.07%) Load Balancing
4 10 (13.70%) Application Packaging
4 10 (13.70%) Service Design
5 8 (10.96%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (9.59%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 6 (8.22%) Analytics
7 6 (8.22%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (8.22%) Identity Management
7 6 (8.22%) Network Virtualisation
7 6 (8.22%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (6.85%) Adaptive Web Design
8 5 (6.85%) Identity Access Management
8 5 (6.85%) Test Automation
9 4 (5.48%) Architecture Roadmap
9 4 (5.48%) Content Development
9 4 (5.48%) Digital Marketing
9 4 (5.48%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 29 (39.73%) SQL
2 25 (34.25%) PowerShell
3 13 (17.81%) C#
4 10 (13.70%) VB
5 2 (2.74%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.74%) Java
5 2 (2.74%) Python
6 1 (1.37%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (10.96%) Degree
2 3 (4.11%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.74%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.74%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.37%) CISA
4 1 (1.37%) CISM
4 1 (1.37%) CISSP
4 1 (1.37%) GCFA
4 1 (1.37%) GCIH
4 1 (1.37%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.22%) SLA
2 3 (4.11%) QA
System Software
1 67 (91.78%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.59%) Virtual Machines
2 7 (9.59%) vSphere
3 5 (6.85%) Hyper-V
3 5 (6.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.48%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.74%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.37%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.37%) XenApp
6 1 (1.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (26.03%) Microsoft Intune
2 16 (21.92%) SCCM
2 16 (21.92%) Single Sign-On
3 5 (6.85%) Kubernetes
3 5 (6.85%) SCOM
4 3 (4.11%) Ansible
4 3 (4.11%) PingFederate
5 2 (2.74%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (2.74%) MIIS
5 2 (2.74%) Terraform
6 1 (1.37%) CASB
6 1 (1.37%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.37%) Istio
6 1 (1.37%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (1.37%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.37%) SCSM
6 1 (1.37%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 45 (61.64%) Microsoft
2 11 (15.07%) VMware
3 4 (5.48%) Apple
3 4 (5.48%) Samsung
3 4 (5.48%) SAP
4 3 (4.11%) Google
4 3 (4.11%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.74%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.74%) CA
5 2 (2.74%) Cisco
5 2 (2.74%) Symantec
6 1 (1.37%) Adobe
6 1 (1.37%) Citrix
6 1 (1.37%) Dell
6 1 (1.37%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.37%) Ivanti
6 1 (1.37%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.37%) NetApp
6 1 (1.37%) Oracle
6 1 (1.37%) Thycotic