Period
to 26 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 26 October 2020 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)
UK > England
6 months to
26 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 233 250 377
Rank change year-on-year +17 +127 +152
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 298 801 634
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.08% 1.04% 0.67%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.39% 3.53% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 576 453
Median daily rate £450 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £313
90th Percentile £588 £625 £615
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £458
% change year-on-year -5.26% +3.83% +1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
Median hourly rate - £80.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +400.00% -3.03%
UK median hourly rate - £80.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +400.00% -3.03%

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 England with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 8,786 22,697 22,589
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.82% 29.49% 23.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,865 15,691 15,798
Median daily rate £500 £500 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% +3.23%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £306
90th Percentile £675 £662 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +3.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 356 309
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.56% +28.57% -12.50%
10th Percentile £14.40 £14.00 £11.28
90th Percentile £53.75 £82.50 £56.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.42 £17.50
% change year-on-year +63.40% +22.40% -10.83%

Azure Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure Active Directory in England

Azure Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Azure Active Directory in England.

Daily rate trend for Azure Active Directory in England

Azure Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure Active Directory in England over the 6 months to 26 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Azure Active Directory in England

Azure Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Azure Active Directory in England.

Hourly rate trend for Azure Active Directory in England

Azure Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 26 October 2020. 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 +58 166 £500 +1.27% 42
North of England +77 49 £363 -20.33% 30
North West +79 38 £363 -9.38% 19
South East +35 38 £438 -7.89% 23
South West +79 17 £388 -24.39% 8
Midlands +56 12 £550 +17.90% 19
Yorkshire +38 9 £400 -27.27% 7
West Midlands +31 9 £550 +17.52% 11
East Midlands +42 3 - - 8
East of England +69 2 £400 - 9
North East +34 2 £325 -53.57% 4
Azure Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 26 October 2020, 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 England region with a requirement for Azure Active Directory.

1 294 (98.66%) Azure
2 256 (85.91%) Active Directory
3 193 (64.77%) Microsoft
4 136 (45.64%) Office 365
5 131 (43.96%) Windows
6 76 (25.50%) PowerShell
7 75 (25.17%) Microsoft Intune
8 74 (24.83%) Migration
9 72 (24.16%) DevOps
10 55 (18.46%) SharePoint
11 51 (17.11%) Finance
12 50 (16.78%) VMware
12 50 (16.78%) Windows Server
13 47 (15.77%) Agile Software Development
14 45 (15.10%) Windows 10
15 43 (14.43%) VMware Infrastructure
15 43 (14.43%) SCCM
16 42 (14.09%) SQL
17 41 (13.76%) Multi-Factor Authentication
18 40 (13.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 37 (12.42%) OneDrive
20 35 (11.74%) DNS
20 35 (11.74%) Identity Access Management
21 34 (11.41%) Firewall
21 34 (11.41%) Skype
22 33 (11.07%) Single Sign-On
23 32 (10.74%) SQL Server
24 31 (10.40%) PaaS
25 30 (10.07%) Security Cleared
26 28 (9.40%) ITIL

Azure Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 55 (18.46%) SharePoint
2 25 (8.39%) MS Exchange
3 20 (6.71%) Skype for Business
4 13 (4.36%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (2.35%) Confluence
7 5 (1.68%) Apache Spark
7 5 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.34%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.67%) CMS
9 2 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.67%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.67%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.67%) IIS
10 1 (0.34%) JBoss
10 1 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 12 (4.03%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.02%) MS Visio
3 6 (2.01%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 294 (98.66%) Azure
2 136 (45.64%) Office 365
3 37 (12.42%) OneDrive
4 31 (10.40%) PaaS
5 24 (8.05%) IaaS
6 23 (7.72%) SaaS
7 21 (7.05%) AWS
8 16 (5.37%) Power Platform
9 12 (4.03%) Azure Data Factory
10 10 (3.36%) Yammer
11 9 (3.02%) Power Automate
12 7 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (2.35%) Azure Functions
12 7 (2.35%) Logic Apps
12 7 (2.35%) Serverless
13 6 (2.01%) Amazon S3
13 6 (2.01%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (1.68%) Amazon GuardDuty
14 5 (1.68%) Dynamics 365
15 4 (1.34%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 35 (11.74%) DNS
2 34 (11.41%) Firewall
2 34 (11.41%) Skype
3 28 (9.40%) VPN
4 16 (5.37%) WAN
5 15 (5.03%) Wi-Fi
6 14 (4.70%) Network Security
6 14 (4.70%) SAN
7 13 (4.36%) DHCP
8 12 (4.03%) VoIP
9 10 (3.36%) LAN
10 5 (1.68%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (1.34%) DMZ
11 4 (1.34%) Internet
11 4 (1.34%) TCP/IP
11 4 (1.34%) Wireless
12 3 (1.01%) Cisco Firepower
13 2 (0.67%) Intranet
13 2 (0.67%) Remote Desktop
13 2 (0.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (10.74%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.70%) Azure SQL Database
2 17 (5.70%) Cosmos DB
3 11 (3.69%) Data Lake
3 11 (3.69%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (3.36%) Power BI
5 8 (2.68%) Amazon RDS
5 8 (2.68%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.35%) Redis
7 5 (1.68%) SAP HANA
8 3 (1.01%) Parquet
8 3 (1.01%) PolyBase
8 3 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.67%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.67%) OLAP
9 2 (0.67%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.67%) Snowflake Schema
9 2 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.34%) GIS
10 1 (0.34%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (2.35%) JIRA
2 5 (1.68%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.34%) Hudson
3 4 (1.34%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (1.01%) GitLab
4 3 (1.01%) MSI
4 3 (1.01%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.67%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.67%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle APEX
General
1 51 (17.11%) Finance
2 21 (7.05%) Public Sector
3 11 (3.69%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.36%) Banking
5 9 (3.02%) Legal
6 8 (2.68%) Manufacturing
6 8 (2.68%) Marketing
7 6 (2.01%) Electronics
8 5 (1.68%) Back Office
8 5 (1.68%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.68%) German Language
8 5 (1.68%) Retail
9 4 (1.34%) Local Government
10 2 (0.67%) Automotive
10 2 (0.67%) French Language
10 2 (0.67%) Front Office
10 2 (0.67%) Publishing
11 1 (0.34%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 72 (24.16%) Architect
2 38 (12.75%) Azure Engineer
2 38 (12.75%) Consultant
3 36 (12.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 26 (8.72%) Azure Architect
5 25 (8.39%) Office 365 Engineer
6 19 (6.38%) Solutions Architect
7 18 (6.04%) Developer
8 17 (5.70%) Infrastructure Architect
9 15 (5.03%) Active Directory Engineer
10 14 (4.70%) DevOps Engineer
11 12 (4.03%) Cloud Architect
12 11 (3.69%) Administrator
13 10 (3.36%) Active Directory Architect
13 10 (3.36%) Analyst
14 9 (3.02%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 9 (3.02%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
14 9 (3.02%) IAM Consultant
15 8 (2.68%) Cloud Engineer
15 8 (2.68%) Office 365 Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (7.72%) SAML
2 15 (5.03%) .NET
3 11 (3.69%) Node.js
3 11 (3.69%) OAuth
4 9 (3.02%) JSON
4 9 (3.02%) OpenID
5 8 (2.68%) XML
6 6 (2.01%) .NET Core
6 6 (2.01%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (2.01%) Entity Framework
6 6 (2.01%) LDAP
7 5 (1.68%) Kafka
7 5 (1.68%) OAuth2
7 5 (1.68%) REST
7 5 (1.68%) SignalR
8 4 (1.34%) React
8 4 (1.34%) SOAP
8 4 (1.34%) YAML
9 3 (1.01%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.01%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
1 16 (5.37%) Management Information System
2 10 (3.36%) Data Centre
2 10 (3.36%) Smartcard
3 9 (3.02%) Cloud Native
4 8 (2.68%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.35%) PKI
5 7 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.01%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (2.01%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.68%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.01%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.01%) Enterprise Cloud
8 3 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.01%) iPhone
8 3 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.01%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.01%) User Experience
9 2 (0.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 131 (43.96%) Windows
2 50 (16.78%) Windows Server
3 45 (15.10%) Windows 10
4 17 (5.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (5.70%) Windows Server 2016
5 16 (5.37%) Linux
6 10 (3.36%) Windows Mobile
7 9 (3.02%) Apple iOS
7 9 (3.02%) Windows 7
8 7 (2.35%) Unix
8 7 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (2.01%) Android
9 6 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (2.01%) Ubuntu
9 6 (2.01%) Windows Server 2019
10 4 (1.34%) Debian
10 4 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.01%) VMS
12 1 (0.34%) CentOS
12 1 (0.34%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (24.83%) Migration
2 72 (24.16%) DevOps
3 47 (15.77%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (13.76%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 40 (13.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 35 (11.74%) Identity Access Management
7 28 (9.40%) Identity Management
7 28 (9.40%) ITIL
8 21 (7.05%) Cybersecurity
8 21 (7.05%) Microservices
9 18 (6.04%) Business Intelligence
9 18 (6.04%) Change Management
9 18 (6.04%) Information Security
9 18 (6.04%) Project Management
10 17 (5.70%) Scrum
10 17 (5.70%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (5.03%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (4.70%) Analytics
12 14 (4.70%) Disaster Recovery
13 13 (4.36%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 76 (25.50%) PowerShell
2 42 (14.09%) SQL
3 21 (7.05%) C#
4 20 (6.71%) Java
5 11 (3.69%) Python
6 9 (3.02%) T-SQL
7 8 (2.68%) Bash Shell
8 7 (2.35%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.34%) Perl
9 4 (1.34%) PHP
9 4 (1.34%) VBScript
10 3 (1.01%) R
11 2 (0.67%) C
11 2 (0.67%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.34%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.34%) Ruby
12 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 30 (10.07%) Security Cleared
2 27 (9.06%) SC Cleared
3 17 (5.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (3.36%) CISSP
5 9 (3.02%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (2.68%) DV Cleared
7 7 (2.35%) MCSE
8 6 (2.01%) Degree
9 5 (1.68%) MCSA
10 4 (1.34%) CISM
11 3 (1.01%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 3 (1.01%) CCNA
11 3 (1.01%) CISA
11 3 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.01%) Network+ Certification
12 2 (0.67%) CCNP
12 2 (0.67%) CCSP
12 2 (0.67%) CEH
12 2 (0.67%) MCP
12 2 (0.67%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (2.68%) SLA
2 6 (2.01%) GDPR
2 6 (2.01%) QA
3 3 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.34%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.34%) NIST
4 1 (0.34%) NIST 800
4 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.34%) PMO
System Software
1 256 (85.91%) Active Directory
2 43 (14.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (4.36%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
4 12 (4.03%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (3.69%) Docker
6 9 (3.02%) Hyper-V
7 7 (2.35%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (2.01%) Virtual Desktop
8 6 (2.01%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (1.01%) BitLocker
9 3 (1.01%) XenApp
10 2 (0.67%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.34%) HDFS
11 1 (0.34%) LXC
11 1 (0.34%) UAG
11 1 (0.34%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 75 (25.17%) Microsoft Intune
2 43 (14.43%) SCCM
3 33 (11.07%) Single Sign-On
4 21 (7.05%) Terraform
5 12 (4.03%) Kubernetes
6 10 (3.36%) SCOM
7 6 (2.01%) Ansible
7 6 (2.01%) WSUS
8 4 (1.34%) Nessus
9 3 (1.01%) EMC VPLEX
9 3 (1.01%) FortiGate
9 3 (1.01%) HP ALM
9 3 (1.01%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 3 (1.01%) QRadar
10 2 (0.67%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.67%) MIIS
10 2 (0.67%) Nagios
10 2 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.67%) Puppet
10 2 (0.67%) vMotion
Vendors
1 193 (64.77%) Microsoft
2 50 (16.78%) VMware
3 28 (9.40%) Citrix
4 23 (7.72%) Cisco
5 15 (5.03%) McAfee
6 14 (4.70%) HP
6 14 (4.70%) Palo Alto
7 13 (4.36%) Oracle
8 12 (4.03%) SAP
9 9 (3.02%) Dell
9 9 (3.02%) SolarWinds
10 8 (2.68%) ServiceNow
11 7 (2.35%) CA
11 7 (2.35%) Databricks
11 7 (2.35%) EMC
11 7 (2.35%) Okta
11 7 (2.35%) Red Hat
11 7 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (1.68%) MuleSoft
12 5 (1.68%) Samsung