Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 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)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 312 530 608
Rank change year-on-year +218 +78 +176
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 725 338 237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.81% 0.37% 0.26%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.27% 2.04% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 227 154
England median daily rate £475 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £313 £266 £230
90th Percentile £625 £575 £613
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £475
% change year-on-year +3.26% -3.16% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 0
England median hourly rate £16.00 £89.88 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -82.20% - -
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £89.88 -
% change year-on-year -82.20% - -

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 22,177 16,530 11,498
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 24.69% 18.05% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,430 11,588 7,939
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £310 £288 £291
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 291 204 151
England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.56 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.72% -2.30% -12.20%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £55.00 £58.75 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.63 £19.00
% change year-on-year -6.04% -1.97% -12.20%

Azure Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Azure Active Directory as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure Active Directory in England

Azure Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure Active Directory in England over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure Active Directory in England

Azure Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure Active Directory in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Azure Active Directory in England

Azure Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure Active Directory in England over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 January 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 +143 354 £513 +7.89% 46
South East +107 187 £425 +6.25% 30
North of England +36 84 £500 +5.26% 33
North West +29 51 £500 +5.26% 13
South West -7 45 £463 +5.71% 12
Midlands +14 33 £450 -5.26% 21
West Midlands -8 26 £445 -6.32% 12
North East +17 18 £500 +25.00% 1
East of England +1 17 £425 -10.53% 11
Yorkshire -7 15 £475 +5.56% 19
East Midlands +7 4 £315 -16.00% 9
Azure Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 England region with a requirement for Azure Active Directory.

1 716 (98.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 615 (84.83%) Active Directory
3 403 (55.59%) Microsoft
4 332 (45.79%) Office 365
5 283 (39.03%) PowerShell
6 277 (38.21%) Windows
7 177 (24.41%) Migration
8 164 (22.62%) SQL
9 144 (19.86%) IaaS
10 140 (19.31%) PaaS
11 120 (16.55%) DevOps
12 112 (15.45%) Microsoft Intune
13 111 (15.31%) Windows Server
14 100 (13.79%) SharePoint
15 97 (13.38%) Windows 10
16 96 (13.24%) Security Cleared
17 89 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
18 86 (11.86%) SC Cleared
18 86 (11.86%) Amazon AWS
19 81 (11.17%) Skype
20 79 (10.90%) Analytics
21 78 (10.76%) SCCM
22 77 (10.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 75 (10.34%) Firewall
24 74 (10.21%) ITIL
25 73 (10.07%) Finance
25 73 (10.07%) Skype for Business
26 72 (9.93%) Identity Management
26 72 (9.93%) C#
27 71 (9.79%) .NET

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
1 100 (13.79%) SharePoint
2 73 (10.07%) Skype for Business
3 46 (6.34%) MS Exchange
4 20 (2.76%) SharePoint 2010
5 14 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (1.79%) IIS
7 12 (1.66%) Confluence
8 5 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.55%) CMS
9 4 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.55%) Totara
10 3 (0.41%) IBM Connections
10 3 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.28%) K2 blackpearl
11 2 (0.28%) nginx
11 2 (0.28%) Site Server
12 1 (0.14%) Apache
12 1 (0.14%) Content Management Server
12 1 (0.14%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 48 (6.62%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (2.48%) InfoPath
3 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.28%) SPSS
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (2.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.41%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 716 (98.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 332 (45.79%) Office 365
3 144 (19.86%) IaaS
4 140 (19.31%) PaaS
5 86 (11.86%) Amazon AWS
6 65 (8.97%) SaaS
7 54 (7.45%) OneDrive
8 39 (5.38%) Serverless
9 36 (4.97%) Azure Functions
10 30 (4.14%) Azure Data Factory
11 17 (2.34%) Dynamics 365
12 13 (1.79%) Mimecast
13 12 (1.66%) Yammer
14 9 (1.24%) Data Lake Analytics
15 8 (1.10%) Boomi
15 8 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
16 7 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
16 7 (0.97%) G Suite
17 5 (0.69%) Azure Machine Learning
17 5 (0.69%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 81 (11.17%) Skype
2 75 (10.34%) Firewall
3 68 (9.38%) DNS
4 55 (7.59%) VPN
5 37 (5.10%) DHCP
6 24 (3.31%) WAN
7 22 (3.03%) Network Security
8 20 (2.76%) SAN
9 19 (2.62%) LAN
10 18 (2.48%) VLAN
11 17 (2.34%) NetScaler
12 14 (1.93%) Wireless
13 13 (1.79%) Fibre Channel
13 13 (1.79%) iSCSI
14 11 (1.52%) Internet
15 10 (1.38%) SSL
15 10 (1.38%) WLAN
16 9 (1.24%) Intrusion Detection
16 9 (1.24%) TCP/IP
17 8 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (9.79%) Azure SQL Database
2 50 (6.90%) Power BI
3 46 (6.34%) SQL Server
4 16 (2.21%) Data Lake
4 16 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (1.38%) Oracle Database
6 9 (1.24%) Cosmos DB
6 9 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (1.10%) Spotfire
8 7 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
8 7 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (0.83%) MongoDB
9 6 (0.83%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (0.55%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.55%) Redis
10 4 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.41%) Amazon Athena
11 3 (0.41%) Amazon Redshift
11 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 44 (6.07%) Visual Studio Team System
2 25 (3.45%) Jenkins
3 18 (2.48%) JIRA
4 17 (2.34%) Git (software)
5 15 (2.07%) Visual Studio
6 9 (1.24%) GitLab
7 6 (0.83%) Gradle
8 5 (0.69%) MSI
9 4 (0.55%) NUnit
10 3 (0.41%) MSTest
10 3 (0.41%) QUnit
10 3 (0.41%) SpecFlow
10 3 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.28%) Artifactory
11 2 (0.28%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.28%) CF BOSH
11 2 (0.28%) Gerrit
11 2 (0.28%) SoapUI
12 1 (0.14%) Metasploit
12 1 (0.14%) Mocha
General
1 73 (10.07%) Finance
2 22 (3.03%) Banking
3 20 (2.76%) Telecoms
4 13 (1.79%) Marketing
5 11 (1.52%) Publishing
6 10 (1.38%) Legal
6 10 (1.38%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.38%) Retail
7 9 (1.24%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.83%) Electronics
9 5 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.55%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.41%) Billing
11 3 (0.41%) Law
11 3 (0.41%) Local Government
12 2 (0.28%) Advertising
12 2 (0.28%) Back Office
12 2 (0.28%) Front Office
13 1 (0.14%) French Language
Job Titles
1 148 (20.41%) Architect
2 125 (17.24%) Consultant
3 103 (14.21%) Azure Engineer
4 67 (9.24%) Developer
5 66 (9.10%) Azure Architect
6 64 (8.83%) Azure Consultant
7 56 (7.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 39 (5.38%) DevOps Engineer
8 39 (5.38%) Office 365 Engineer
9 38 (5.24%) Solutions Architect
10 35 (4.83%) Active Directory Consultant
10 35 (4.83%) Active Directory Engineer
10 35 (4.83%) Administrator
11 33 (4.55%) Analyst
12 31 (4.28%) Azure DevOps
13 26 (3.59%) Office 365 Architect
14 25 (3.45%) Azure Developer
15 24 (3.31%) Cloud Architect
16 23 (3.17%) Cloud Engineer
16 23 (3.17%) Office 365 Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (9.79%) .NET
2 48 (6.62%) JSON
3 38 (5.24%) SAML
4 32 (4.41%) OAuth
5 28 (3.86%) jQuery
5 28 (3.86%) OpenID
6 24 (3.31%) Web Services
7 22 (3.03%) REST
8 17 (2.34%) Node.js
9 15 (2.07%) CSS
10 12 (1.66%) AngularJS
11 11 (1.52%) XML
12 10 (1.38%) HTML
12 10 (1.38%) RESTful
12 10 (1.38%) SOAP
13 9 (1.24%) OAuth2
14 8 (1.10%) Universal Windows Platform
14 8 (1.10%) WCF
15 6 (0.83%) LDAP
15 6 (0.83%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 46 (6.34%) Hybrid Cloud
2 39 (5.38%) Data Centre
3 37 (5.10%) PKI
4 36 (4.97%) Public Cloud
5 32 (4.41%) User Experience
6 30 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
6 30 (4.14%) Management Information System
7 26 (3.59%) Mobile App
7 26 (3.59%) Self-Motivation
8 17 (2.34%) Cloud Native
9 15 (2.07%) Fat Client
9 15 (2.07%) Thin Client
10 14 (1.93%) Clustering
10 14 (1.93%) Private Cloud
11 11 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (1.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 5 (0.69%) Life Science
13 5 (0.69%) Smart Home
13 5 (0.69%) YubiKey
14 4 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 277 (38.21%) Windows
2 111 (15.31%) Windows Server
3 97 (13.38%) Windows 10
4 56 (7.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (4.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (4.55%) Linux
7 20 (2.76%) Windows 7
8 11 (1.52%) Android
9 9 (1.24%) Windows 8
10 8 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.97%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.97%) CentOS
12 5 (0.69%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.41%) Unix
14 3 (0.41%) VMS
15 2 (0.28%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (24.41%) Migration
2 120 (16.55%) DevOps
3 89 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
4 79 (10.90%) Analytics
5 77 (10.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 74 (10.21%) ITIL
7 72 (9.93%) Identity Management
8 58 (8.00%) Identity Access Management
9 53 (7.31%) Business Intelligence
10 52 (7.17%) Disaster Recovery
11 41 (5.66%) Information Security
12 39 (5.38%) B2C
13 36 (4.97%) CRM
14 31 (4.28%) High Availability
14 31 (4.28%) MVC
14 31 (4.28%) Network Virtualisation
14 31 (4.28%) Stakeholder Management
15 30 (4.14%) Technical Leadership
16 29 (4.00%) Service Management
17 28 (3.86%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 283 (39.03%) PowerShell
2 164 (22.62%) SQL
3 72 (9.93%) C#
4 35 (4.83%) Python
5 28 (3.86%) JavaScript
6 27 (3.72%) Java
7 16 (2.21%) Shell Script
8 15 (2.07%) U-SQL
9 9 (1.24%) PL/SQL
10 8 (1.10%) Bash Shell
10 8 (1.10%) Ruby
10 8 (1.10%) VBScript
11 7 (0.97%) Perl
12 3 (0.41%) PHP
12 3 (0.41%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.28%) C
13 2 (0.28%) C++
13 2 (0.28%) Groovy
13 2 (0.28%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.14%) R
Qualifications
1 96 (13.24%) Security Cleared
2 86 (11.86%) SC Cleared
3 43 (5.93%) Degree
4 30 (4.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (2.48%) CISSP
5 18 (2.48%) MCSE
6 16 (2.21%) CISM
7 12 (1.66%) CISA
7 12 (1.66%) GCFA
7 12 (1.66%) GCIH
7 12 (1.66%) MCSA
8 11 (1.52%) DV Cleared
9 10 (1.38%) CCA
9 10 (1.38%) Citrix Certification
9 10 (1.38%) PhD
10 9 (1.24%) MCITP
11 7 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (0.69%) MCP
13 4 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.55%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.24%) FedRAMP
1 9 (1.24%) HIPAA
1 9 (1.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 8 (1.10%) Government Security Classifications
2 8 (1.10%) SLA
3 3 (0.41%) PMO
4 2 (0.28%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.28%) PSD2
4 2 (0.28%) QA
5 1 (0.14%) GDPR
5 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 615 (84.83%) Active Directory
2 57 (7.86%) Hyper-V
3 53 (7.31%) Virtual Machines
4 39 (5.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 37 (5.10%) Docker
6 28 (3.86%) Microsoft App-V
7 24 (3.31%) XenDesktop
8 21 (2.90%) XenApp
9 15 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (1.79%) XenServer
11 10 (1.38%) DFS Replication
12 5 (0.69%) BitLocker
13 4 (0.55%) Firmware
14 3 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
15 2 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
16 1 (0.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 112 (15.45%) Microsoft Intune
2 78 (10.76%) SCCM
3 52 (7.17%) Single Sign-On
4 46 (6.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 42 (5.79%) Kubernetes
6 40 (5.52%) Terraform
7 30 (4.14%) Ansible
8 21 (2.90%) CASB
9 20 (2.76%) Puppet
10 14 (1.93%) SCOM
11 13 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
12 12 (1.66%) FortiGate
13 10 (1.38%) AirWatch
14 8 (1.10%) Nessus
15 7 (0.97%) PingFederate
16 6 (0.83%) XenMobile
17 4 (0.55%) Oracle Identity Management
17 4 (0.55%) OVSD
18 3 (0.41%) Nagios
18 3 (0.41%) WMI
Vendors
1 403 (55.59%) Microsoft
2 62 (8.55%) VMware
3 59 (8.14%) Citrix
4 33 (4.55%) Oracle
5 28 (3.86%) Cisco
5 28 (3.86%) Dell
6 23 (3.17%) Okta
7 22 (3.03%) Google
8 18 (2.48%) McAfee
9 15 (2.07%) Nintex
10 12 (1.66%) Darktrace
10 12 (1.66%) SAP
10 12 (1.66%) Thycotic
11 11 (1.52%) HP
11 11 (1.52%) ServiceNow
12 9 (1.24%) CheckPoint
12 9 (1.24%) Zscaler
13 8 (1.10%) Facebook
14 7 (0.97%) IronPort
15 5 (0.69%) Ivanti