Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 261 507 568
Rank change year-on-year +246 +61 +57
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 846 377 242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.02% 0.41% 0.29%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.58% 1.90% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 570 241 133
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -3.49%
10th Percentile £325 £300 £283
90th Percentile £638 £576 £565
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -3.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
England median hourly rate £21.00 £17.30 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.39% +4.85% -
10th Percentile £17.35 £14.21 £15.75
90th Percentile £24.25 £20.45 £17.25
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £17.30 £16.50
% change year-on-year +21.39% +4.85% -

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 23,655 19,893 12,200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 28.49% 21.73% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,321 13,654 8,416
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £308 £275
90th Percentile £660 £638 £620
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 313 274 174
England median hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +5.26% -3.11%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £63.25 £57.13 £59.20
UK median hourly rate £23.08 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +21.45% - -3.11%

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 24 June 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
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 24 June 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 +184 408 £500 +5.26% 19
South East +151 222 £425 -2.30% 1
North of England +58 75 £450 -5.26% 8
South West +29 69 £437 +45.60% 1
Midlands +44 44 £450 +15.38% 6
North West +25 43 £449 -5.53% 1
West Midlands +27 31 £465 +17.72% 3
Yorkshire +32 19 £450 - 4
East of England -3 19 £550 +22.22% 1
North East - 13 £450 - 3
East Midlands +21 11 £425 +9.68% 3
Azure Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 841 (99.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 748 (88.42%) Active Directory
3 495 (58.51%) Microsoft
4 365 (43.14%) Office 365
5 334 (39.48%) Windows
6 275 (32.51%) PowerShell
7 206 (24.35%) Migration
8 162 (19.15%) SCCM
9 158 (18.68%) Microsoft Intune
10 148 (17.49%) DevOps
11 135 (15.96%) SQL
12 133 (15.72%) Windows Server
13 129 (15.25%) Windows 10
14 121 (14.30%) SharePoint
15 120 (14.18%) PaaS
15 120 (14.18%) IaaS
16 118 (13.95%) C#
17 111 (13.12%) Amazon AWS
18 107 (12.65%) SQL Server
19 104 (12.29%) DNS
20 103 (12.17%) VMware
21 102 (12.06%) Agile Software Development
22 95 (11.23%) Firewall
22 95 (11.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 92 (10.87%) .NET
24 90 (10.64%) Finance
24 90 (10.64%) Azure SQL Database
25 77 (9.10%) Single Sign-On
26 74 (8.75%) Identity Management
27 72 (8.51%) Skype

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
1 121 (14.30%) SharePoint
2 64 (7.57%) Skype for Business
3 59 (6.97%) MS Exchange
4 25 (2.96%) IIS
5 23 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2010
6 21 (2.48%) CMS
7 19 (2.25%) Confluence
7 19 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
8 13 (1.54%) Apache
9 9 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.47%) SAS
13 3 (0.35%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.24%) Anypoint
14 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
14 2 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
15 1 (0.12%) OpenStack
15 1 (0.12%) Totara
Applications
1 57 (6.74%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.35%) Chatbot
2 3 (0.35%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 50 (5.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.24%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 841 (99.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 365 (43.14%) Office 365
3 120 (14.18%) IaaS
3 120 (14.18%) PaaS
4 111 (13.12%) Amazon AWS
5 59 (6.97%) SaaS
6 57 (6.74%) Serverless
7 56 (6.62%) OneDrive
8 40 (4.73%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 40 (4.73%) Azure Functions
9 32 (3.78%) Power Platform
10 28 (3.31%) Dynamics 365
11 20 (2.36%) Google Analytics
12 18 (2.13%) Azure Data Factory
13 13 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
13 13 (1.54%) Google Sheets
14 12 (1.42%) Azure Stack
15 9 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
15 9 (1.06%) PowerApps
16 7 (0.83%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 104 (12.29%) DNS
2 95 (11.23%) Firewall
3 72 (8.51%) Skype
4 63 (7.45%) DHCP
5 51 (6.03%) VPN
6 37 (4.37%) TCP/IP
7 26 (3.07%) Wi-Fi
8 24 (2.84%) SAN
9 22 (2.60%) VLAN
10 18 (2.13%) Internet
11 17 (2.01%) WAN
12 14 (1.65%) Network Security
13 12 (1.42%) LAN
13 12 (1.42%) NetScaler
13 12 (1.42%) SMTP
14 11 (1.30%) SNMP
14 11 (1.30%) SSL
15 10 (1.18%) Unified Communications
16 8 (0.95%) Kerberos
16 8 (0.95%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (12.65%) SQL Server
2 90 (10.64%) Azure SQL Database
3 29 (3.43%) Power BI
4 19 (2.25%) MySQL
5 16 (1.89%) Cosmos DB
6 15 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
6 15 (1.77%) SQL Server 2014
7 12 (1.42%) MongoDB
7 12 (1.42%) SQL Server 2016
8 11 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
9 10 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (0.71%) Redis
11 5 (0.59%) Amazon Athena
11 5 (0.59%) Amazon Redshift
11 5 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.47%) Data Lake
12 4 (0.47%) HSQLDB
12 4 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (0.47%) SQL Server 2017
13 3 (0.35%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 55 (6.50%) Visual Studio Team System
2 44 (5.20%) Git (software)
3 29 (3.43%) Visual Studio
4 26 (3.07%) Jenkins
5 21 (2.48%) JIRA
6 15 (1.77%) NUnit
7 13 (1.54%) Jasmine
7 13 (1.54%) Karma Test Runner
7 13 (1.54%) MSBuild
8 11 (1.30%) MSI
9 9 (1.06%) GitLab
10 5 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (0.47%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.47%) git-flow
11 4 (0.47%) Hudson
11 4 (0.47%) JMeter
11 4 (0.47%) JUnit
11 4 (0.47%) Selenium
12 3 (0.35%) Gerrit
12 3 (0.35%) SpecFlow
General
1 90 (10.64%) Finance
2 24 (2.84%) Telecoms
3 20 (2.36%) Manufacturing
3 20 (2.36%) Marketing
4 15 (1.77%) Electronics
5 14 (1.65%) Banking
5 14 (1.65%) Law
6 10 (1.18%) Retail
7 8 (0.95%) Advertising
8 6 (0.71%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.47%) Legal
10 3 (0.35%) Back Office
10 3 (0.35%) Games
10 3 (0.35%) Publishing
11 2 (0.24%) Online Betting
12 1 (0.12%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.12%) Automotive
12 1 (0.12%) Billing
12 1 (0.12%) Local Government
12 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 189 (22.34%) Architect
2 147 (17.38%) Azure Engineer
3 118 (13.95%) Consultant
4 88 (10.40%) Developer
5 85 (10.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 74 (8.75%) Azure Architect
7 55 (6.50%) Analyst
8 51 (6.03%) Azure Consultant
9 50 (5.91%) DevOps Engineer
10 49 (5.79%) Office 365 Engineer
11 40 (4.73%) Azure DevOps
12 38 (4.49%) Active Directory Engineer
12 38 (4.49%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 38 (4.49%) Solutions Architect
13 37 (4.37%) Cloud Architect
14 35 (4.14%) Technical Architect
15 34 (4.02%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
16 31 (3.66%) Business Analyst
16 31 (3.66%) Windows Engineer
17 30 (3.55%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (10.87%) .NET
2 48 (5.67%) RESTful
3 44 (5.20%) ASP.NET Web API
4 43 (5.08%) JSON
5 41 (4.85%) .NET Core
6 40 (4.73%) Web Services
7 38 (4.49%) HTML
8 37 (4.37%) CSS
9 32 (3.78%) .NET Framework
10 31 (3.66%) AngularJS
11 30 (3.55%) LDAP
12 26 (3.07%) ASP.NET
12 26 (3.07%) Entity Framework
12 26 (3.07%) REST
13 25 (2.96%) jQuery
13 25 (2.96%) SAML
14 23 (2.72%) OpenID
15 21 (2.48%) XML
16 19 (2.25%) OAuth
17 18 (2.13%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 66 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (6.62%) Public Cloud
3 50 (5.91%) Data Centre
4 34 (4.02%) Hybrid Cloud
5 26 (3.07%) Enterprise Software
5 26 (3.07%) Private Cloud
6 23 (2.72%) Management Information System
7 18 (2.13%) Mobile App
8 16 (1.89%) Clustering
9 15 (1.77%) PKI
10 12 (1.42%) Cloud Native
11 11 (1.30%) User Experience
12 7 (0.83%) Enterprise Cloud
12 7 (0.83%) Fat Client
12 7 (0.83%) Smartcard
12 7 (0.83%) Social Media
12 7 (0.83%) Thin Client
13 6 (0.71%) BYOD
13 6 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
14 5 (0.59%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 334 (39.48%) Windows
2 133 (15.72%) Windows Server
3 129 (15.25%) Windows 10
4 51 (6.03%) Linux
5 50 (5.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 40 (4.73%) Android
6 40 (4.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (3.66%) Apple iOS
8 22 (2.60%) Windows 7
9 18 (2.13%) Windows Mobile
10 11 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (0.95%) CentOS
11 8 (0.95%) Unix
12 7 (0.83%) VMS
13 6 (0.71%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.59%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.59%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.35%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (24.35%) Migration
2 148 (17.49%) DevOps
3 102 (12.06%) Agile Software Development
4 95 (11.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 74 (8.75%) Identity Management
6 61 (7.21%) Identity Access Management
6 61 (7.21%) Microservices
7 60 (7.09%) Analytics
8 55 (6.50%) B2C
9 54 (6.38%) CRM
9 54 (6.38%) Disaster Recovery
10 52 (6.15%) Continuous Integration
11 51 (6.03%) Problem-Solving
12 48 (5.67%) Scrum
13 42 (4.96%) Business Intelligence
14 40 (4.73%) ITIL
14 40 (4.73%) TDD
15 39 (4.61%) Network Virtualisation
15 39 (4.61%) Workflow
16 36 (4.26%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 275 (32.51%) PowerShell
2 135 (15.96%) SQL
3 118 (13.95%) C#
4 49 (5.79%) JavaScript
5 27 (3.19%) T-SQL
6 25 (2.96%) Shell Script
7 17 (2.01%) Java
8 14 (1.65%) Python
9 13 (1.54%) VB
10 12 (1.42%) Bash Shell
11 11 (1.30%) TypeScript
12 8 (0.95%) C
12 8 (0.95%) Perl
13 5 (0.59%) VBScript
14 4 (0.47%) C++
15 3 (0.35%) Groovy
15 3 (0.35%) Ruby
15 3 (0.35%) U-SQL
16 1 (0.12%) PHP
16 1 (0.12%) XPath
Qualifications
1 48 (5.67%) Security Cleared
2 44 (5.20%) SC Cleared
3 41 (4.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (3.43%) Degree
5 27 (3.19%) MCSE
6 18 (2.13%) CISSP
7 13 (1.54%) MCSA
8 12 (1.42%) MCITP
9 10 (1.18%) FFIEC
9 10 (1.18%) MCP
10 9 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
11 5 (0.59%) CISM
11 5 (0.59%) CISMP
12 4 (0.47%) CREST Certified
12 4 (0.47%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (0.35%) CompTIA Security+
14 2 (0.24%) CCA
14 2 (0.24%) Citrix Certification
14 2 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.65%) QA
2 11 (1.30%) SLA
3 10 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (1.06%) GDPR
5 5 (0.59%) Government Security Classifications
5 5 (0.59%) NIST
6 4 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.47%) NCSC
7 2 (0.24%) PMO
8 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.12%) PSD2
System Software
1 748 (88.42%) Active Directory
2 67 (7.92%) Hyper-V
3 59 (6.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 43 (5.08%) Microsoft App-V
5 40 (4.73%) Docker
6 35 (4.14%) Virtual Machines
7 32 (3.78%) VMware ESXi
8 25 (2.96%) XenDesktop
9 21 (2.48%) XenApp
10 16 (1.89%) vSphere
11 12 (1.42%) Shibboleth
11 12 (1.42%) VMware NSX
12 10 (1.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 9 (1.06%) BitLocker
14 5 (0.59%) DFS Replication
15 4 (0.47%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
15 4 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
16 3 (0.35%) OpenAM
17 2 (0.24%) IAG
17 2 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 162 (19.15%) SCCM
2 158 (18.68%) Microsoft Intune
3 77 (9.10%) Single Sign-On
4 62 (7.33%) Kubernetes
5 56 (6.62%) Terraform
6 40 (4.73%) SCOM
7 32 (3.78%) Ansible
8 26 (3.07%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 22 (2.60%) WSUS
10 16 (1.89%) Puppet
11 12 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
12 9 (1.06%) Nessus
13 8 (0.95%) PingFederate
14 7 (0.83%) Jamf Pro
14 7 (0.83%) SCVMM
15 6 (0.71%) AirWatch
16 5 (0.59%) CA Single Sign-On
16 5 (0.59%) Istio
17 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 4 (0.47%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 495 (58.51%) Microsoft
2 103 (12.17%) VMware
3 54 (6.38%) Citrix
4 38 (4.49%) Google
5 29 (3.43%) Cisco
6 27 (3.19%) ServiceNow
7 23 (2.72%) Okta
8 20 (2.36%) Samsung
9 19 (2.25%) Oracle
9 19 (2.25%) SAP
10 18 (2.13%) Dell
11 16 (1.89%) Proofpoint
12 12 (1.42%) IronPort
12 12 (1.42%) Zscaler
13 11 (1.30%) CA
14 9 (1.06%) McAfee
14 9 (1.06%) Sony
14 9 (1.06%) Xamarin
15 7 (0.83%) CommVault
15 7 (0.83%) NetApp