Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 258 396 533
Rank change year-on-year +138 +137 +81
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 811 597 341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.04% 0.63% 0.37%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.55% 2.69% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 561 410 207
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £213
90th Percentile £625 £619 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 5
England median hourly rate £80.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +400.00% -3.03% -
10th Percentile £60.10 £14.22 £15.75
90th Percentile £82.50 £29.45 £106.95
UK median hourly rate £80.00 £16.00 £16.50
% 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 22,821 22,194 14,949
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 29.35% 23.53% 16.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,762 15,441 10,375
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £300 £306 £275
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 360 311 209
England median hourly rate £22.72 £17.60 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.06% -12.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £82.50 £60.00 £63.75
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +22.86% -12.50% +9.45%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +101 376 £500 +5.26% 53
South East +89 201 £475 +8.57% 35
North of England +67 90 £438 -7.89% 39
South West +26 57 £525 +16.67% 15
Midlands +74 53 £463 +5.71% 15
West Midlands +66 48 £468 -1.47% 12
Yorkshire +68 46 £494 +31.67% 12
North West +24 40 £375 -23.08% 26
East of England +25 27 £400 -8.57% 3
East Midlands +31 5 £375 -3.23% 3
North East +20 4 £275 - 1
Azure Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 800 (98.64%) Azure
2 721 (88.90%) Active Directory
3 436 (53.76%) Microsoft
4 404 (49.82%) Office 365
5 363 (44.76%) Windows
6 222 (27.37%) PowerShell
7 190 (23.43%) Microsoft Intune
8 182 (22.44%) Migration
9 148 (18.25%) SQL
10 141 (17.39%) Windows 10
10 141 (17.39%) IaaS
11 140 (17.26%) DevOps
12 138 (17.02%) PaaS
13 133 (16.40%) SharePoint
14 132 (16.28%) SCCM
15 118 (14.55%) Windows Server
16 113 (13.93%) VMware
17 109 (13.44%) SQL Server
18 105 (12.95%) Identity Access Management
19 104 (12.82%) AWS
20 101 (12.45%) Single Sign-On
21 100 (12.33%) Agile Software Development
22 92 (11.34%) .NET
23 90 (11.10%) DNS
24 88 (10.85%) Finance
24 88 (10.85%) Azure SQL Database
25 87 (10.73%) Firewall
26 85 (10.48%) C#
27 77 (9.49%) SaaS
28 75 (9.25%) Security Cleared

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
1 133 (16.40%) SharePoint
2 51 (6.29%) MS Exchange
3 45 (5.55%) Skype for Business
4 25 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (2.59%) IIS
6 19 (2.34%) Confluence
7 18 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
8 14 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.49%) Apache
10 4 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.37%) CMS
11 3 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.37%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.25%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.12%) ArcGIS
13 1 (0.12%) MS Project Server
13 1 (0.12%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 63 (7.77%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.25%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 26 (3.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.49%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.12%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 800 (98.64%) Azure
2 404 (49.82%) Office 365
3 141 (17.39%) IaaS
4 138 (17.02%) PaaS
5 104 (12.82%) AWS
6 77 (9.49%) SaaS
7 71 (8.75%) OneDrive
8 64 (7.89%) Serverless
9 51 (6.29%) Azure Functions
10 32 (3.95%) Power Platform
11 29 (3.58%) Dynamics 365
12 24 (2.96%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 19 (2.34%) Mimecast
14 18 (2.22%) PowerApps
15 16 (1.97%) Azure Stack
16 15 (1.85%) Azure Data Factory
16 15 (1.85%) GCP
17 14 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
18 13 (1.60%) Google Sheets
19 11 (1.36%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 90 (11.10%) DNS
2 87 (10.73%) Firewall
3 67 (8.26%) VPN
4 64 (7.89%) Skype
5 46 (5.67%) Internet
5 46 (5.67%) Wi-Fi
6 40 (4.93%) DHCP
7 38 (4.69%) TCP/IP
8 33 (4.07%) WAN
9 30 (3.70%) LAN
10 22 (2.71%) Network Security
11 21 (2.59%) SAN
12 16 (1.97%) NAS
13 14 (1.73%) VoIP
14 13 (1.60%) Kerberos
14 13 (1.60%) Reverse Proxy
14 13 (1.60%) VLAN
15 12 (1.48%) Unified Communications
16 11 (1.36%) NetScaler
17 6 (0.74%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (13.44%) SQL Server
2 88 (10.85%) Azure SQL Database
3 28 (3.45%) Power BI
4 24 (2.96%) Cosmos DB
5 21 (2.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (1.48%) MySQL
7 11 (1.36%) Amazon RDS
7 11 (1.36%) MongoDB
8 8 (0.99%) Data Lake
8 8 (0.99%) SQL Server 2017
9 7 (0.86%) Big Data
9 7 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (0.86%) SQLite
10 6 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (0.62%) NoSQL
11 5 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (0.49%) Relational Database
12 4 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 44 (5.43%) Visual Studio Team System
2 39 (4.81%) Visual Studio
3 24 (2.96%) Git (software)
4 23 (2.84%) JIRA
5 22 (2.71%) Jenkins
6 17 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (0.86%) ReSharper
8 6 (0.74%) Hudson
9 5 (0.62%) Jasmine
9 5 (0.62%) Karma Test Runner
9 5 (0.62%) MSBuild
9 5 (0.62%) NUnit
10 4 (0.49%) MSI
11 3 (0.37%) CruiseControl
11 3 (0.37%) SonarQube
11 3 (0.37%) Subversion
12 2 (0.25%) Ant
12 2 (0.25%) GitLab
12 2 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (0.25%) TeamCity
General
1 88 (10.85%) Finance
2 43 (5.30%) Public Sector
3 24 (2.96%) Banking
3 24 (2.96%) Telecoms
4 19 (2.34%) Marketing
5 18 (2.22%) Manufacturing
6 16 (1.97%) Electronics
6 16 (1.97%) Law
7 11 (1.36%) Retail
8 9 (1.11%) Legal
9 7 (0.86%) Advertising
9 7 (0.86%) Publishing
10 3 (0.37%) Billing
10 3 (0.37%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.25%) Back Office
11 2 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.25%) Police
12 1 (0.12%) Games
12 1 (0.12%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 175 (21.58%) Architect
2 153 (18.87%) Azure Engineer
3 99 (12.21%) Consultant
4 67 (8.26%) Azure Architect
4 67 (8.26%) Developer
5 56 (6.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 48 (5.92%) Office 365 Engineer
7 46 (5.67%) Cloud Engineer
8 38 (4.69%) Analyst
8 38 (4.69%) Support Engineer
9 37 (4.56%) Administrator
9 37 (4.56%) Technical Architect
10 31 (3.82%) Azure Consultant
10 31 (3.82%) Azure Developer
10 31 (3.82%) Azure DevOps
10 31 (3.82%) Cloud Architect
11 29 (3.58%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
11 29 (3.58%) DevOps Engineer
11 29 (3.58%) Solutions Architect
12 26 (3.21%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (11.34%) .NET
2 62 (7.64%) JSON
3 59 (7.27%) Web Services
4 40 (4.93%) .NET Core
5 39 (4.81%) OAuth
5 39 (4.81%) XML
6 38 (4.69%) AngularJS
7 37 (4.56%) REST
8 34 (4.19%) ASP.NET Web API
9 33 (4.07%) .NET Framework
9 33 (4.07%) SAML
10 32 (3.95%) OpenID
11 28 (3.45%) ASP.NET
11 28 (3.45%) React
12 24 (2.96%) Entity Framework
13 20 (2.47%) Node.js
13 20 (2.47%) RESTful
14 18 (2.22%) LDAP
14 18 (2.22%) LINQ
15 13 (1.60%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 72 (8.88%) Enterprise Software
2 46 (5.67%) Public Cloud
3 33 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (3.70%) Data Centre
5 29 (3.58%) Mobile App
6 25 (3.08%) Replication
7 23 (2.84%) PKI
8 20 (2.47%) Linux Command Line
9 17 (2.10%) Hybrid Cloud
9 17 (2.10%) Management Information System
10 12 (1.48%) Clustering
10 12 (1.48%) Greenfield Project
11 11 (1.36%) Social Media
12 10 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
12 10 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
13 9 (1.11%) Private Cloud
14 8 (0.99%) Virtual Team
15 7 (0.86%) Device Driver
15 7 (0.86%) Smartcard
15 7 (0.86%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 363 (44.76%) Windows
2 141 (17.39%) Windows 10
3 118 (14.55%) Windows Server
4 63 (7.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 59 (7.27%) Linux
6 45 (5.55%) Android
7 43 (5.30%) Windows 7
7 43 (5.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 37 (4.56%) Apple iOS
9 19 (2.34%) Windows Mobile
10 16 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (1.73%) VMS
12 13 (1.60%) Unix
13 9 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (0.86%) Windows 2000
14 7 (0.86%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.62%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.62%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.37%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.25%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (22.44%) Migration
2 140 (17.26%) DevOps
3 105 (12.95%) Identity Access Management
4 100 (12.33%) Agile Software Development
5 67 (8.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 51 (6.29%) Identity Management
7 49 (6.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 48 (5.92%) Continuous Integration
8 48 (5.92%) Infrastructure as Code
9 45 (5.55%) Microservices
10 44 (5.43%) Disaster Recovery
10 44 (5.43%) ITIL
11 42 (5.18%) Multi-Factor Authentication
12 41 (5.06%) Analytics
13 40 (4.93%) B2C
14 39 (4.81%) Problem-Solving
15 37 (4.56%) Computer Science
16 36 (4.44%) SOA
17 34 (4.19%) CRM
18 33 (4.07%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 222 (27.37%) PowerShell
2 148 (18.25%) SQL
3 85 (10.48%) C#
4 35 (4.32%) T-SQL
5 31 (3.82%) JavaScript
6 28 (3.45%) Java
7 24 (2.96%) Bash Shell
8 17 (2.10%) VB
9 11 (1.36%) VBScript
10 10 (1.23%) Shell Script
11 9 (1.11%) Python
12 6 (0.74%) C
13 5 (0.62%) C++
14 4 (0.49%) Ruby
15 3 (0.37%) Go
15 3 (0.37%) TypeScript
16 2 (0.25%) Perl
17 1 (0.12%) Groovy
17 1 (0.12%) PHP
17 1 (0.12%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 75 (9.25%) Security Cleared
2 67 (8.26%) SC Cleared
3 50 (6.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 48 (5.92%) Degree
5 31 (3.82%) MCSE
6 22 (2.71%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (1.60%) MCSA
8 10 (1.23%) FFIEC
8 10 (1.23%) MCITP
8 10 (1.23%) MCP
9 9 (1.11%) CISSP
10 6 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.37%) CISA
11 3 (0.37%) CISM
11 3 (0.37%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.37%) GCFA
11 3 (0.37%) GCIH
11 3 (0.37%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.37%) TOGAF Certification
12 2 (0.25%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.47%) SLA
2 12 (1.48%) QA
3 10 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (0.62%) NIST
5 4 (0.49%) GDPR
5 4 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.49%) NCSC
6 3 (0.37%) Government Security Classifications
7 2 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 721 (88.90%) Active Directory
2 72 (8.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (6.17%) Hyper-V
4 40 (4.93%) Docker
5 25 (3.08%) Virtual Machines
6 24 (2.96%) vSphere
7 23 (2.84%) VMware ESXi
8 19 (2.34%) XenDesktop
9 18 (2.22%) XenApp
10 16 (1.97%) Microsoft App-V
11 9 (1.11%) BitLocker
11 9 (1.11%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.49%) LXC
13 2 (0.25%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 2 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.12%) IAG
14 1 (0.12%) Shibboleth
14 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Directory Server
14 1 (0.12%) UAG
14 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 190 (23.43%) Microsoft Intune
2 132 (16.28%) SCCM
3 101 (12.45%) Single Sign-On
4 46 (5.67%) Terraform
5 41 (5.06%) Kubernetes
6 33 (4.07%) SCOM
7 25 (3.08%) Ansible
8 18 (2.22%) AirWatch
9 14 (1.73%) Jamf Pro
10 13 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
11 12 (1.48%) Puppet
12 9 (1.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 9 (1.11%) MIIS
13 7 (0.86%) FortiGate
13 7 (0.86%) Istio
13 7 (0.86%) PingFederate
14 4 (0.49%) SCVMM
15 3 (0.37%) CA Single Sign-On
15 3 (0.37%) CASB
15 3 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 436 (53.76%) Microsoft
2 113 (13.93%) VMware
3 45 (5.55%) Citrix
4 34 (4.19%) Cisco
5 31 (3.82%) Google
6 24 (2.96%) Dell
7 23 (2.84%) Apple
7 23 (2.84%) Samsung
7 23 (2.84%) Zscaler
8 18 (2.22%) Xamarin
9 17 (2.10%) SAP
9 17 (2.10%) ServiceNow
10 15 (1.85%) Oracle
11 13 (1.60%) CA
12 12 (1.48%) Splunk
13 11 (1.36%) NetApp
13 11 (1.36%) Polycom
13 11 (1.36%) Red Hat
14 10 (1.23%) Ivanti
14 10 (1.23%) Proofpoint