Period
to 29 March 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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 259 288 556
Rank change year-on-year +29 +268 +67
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 557 820 348
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.98% 0.92% 0.37%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.20% 3.35% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 571 242
Median daily rate £475 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% -2.63% -1.04%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £307
90th Percentile £625 £625 £585
UK median daily rate £475 £458 £467
% change year-on-year +3.83% -2.03% -1.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £16.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +112.12% -17.50% -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +112.12% -17.50% -

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 17,385 24,501 19,098
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.60% 27.54% 20.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,785 17,051 13,205
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £288 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 337 276 234
Median hourly rate £24.20 £18.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.58% -8.75% +5.26%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.06 £11.40
90th Percentile £56.75 £58.75 £48.03
Median hourly rate £23.19 £18.66 £18.95
% change year-on-year +24.28% -1.50% +5.25%

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 29 March 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Azure Active Directory in England over the 6 months to 29 March 2020.

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 29 March 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 +32 228 £475 -5.00% 69
North of England +80 110 £463 +2.78% 25
South East -23 94 £475 +11.76% 24
Midlands +70 49 £498 +10.56% 12
South West +22 49 £525 +17.03% 13
West Midlands +76 46 £520 +9.47% 4
North West +37 44 £450 - 12
Yorkshire +84 40 £550 +18.92% 7
North East +24 27 £425 -15.00% 6
East of England +45 22 £400 -15.79% 15
East Midlands +24 3 £305 -27.16% 7
Azure Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 553 (99.28%) Azure
2 509 (91.38%) Active Directory
3 335 (60.14%) Microsoft
4 273 (49.01%) Windows
5 242 (43.45%) Office 365
6 168 (30.16%) PowerShell
7 154 (27.65%) DevOps
8 139 (24.96%) Migration
9 112 (20.11%) SQL
10 105 (18.85%) PaaS
11 100 (17.95%) Microsoft Intune
12 97 (17.41%) IaaS
13 96 (17.24%) SharePoint
13 96 (17.24%) DNS
14 93 (16.70%) Windows Server
15 89 (15.98%) Windows 10
16 83 (14.90%) SQL Server
17 75 (13.46%) SaaS
18 73 (13.11%) Agile Software Development
18 73 (13.11%) VPN
19 69 (12.39%) SCCM
20 67 (12.03%) Serverless
21 64 (11.49%) AWS
22 61 (10.95%) DHCP
22 61 (10.95%) VMware
22 61 (10.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 57 (10.23%) Identity Access Management
23 57 (10.23%) Azure SQL Database
24 56 (10.05%) Single Sign-On
25 55 (9.87%) 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 96 (17.24%) SharePoint
2 34 (6.10%) MS Exchange
2 34 (6.10%) Skype for Business
3 12 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (1.08%) Apache
4 6 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (0.90%) Confluence
5 5 (0.90%) IIS
6 3 (0.54%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.36%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.36%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.36%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.36%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.36%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.18%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 39 (7.00%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (3.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (3.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 19 (3.41%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 30 (5.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.90%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.36%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.18%) Magento
5 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.18%) Sage 1000
5 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 553 (99.28%) Azure
2 242 (43.45%) Office 365
3 105 (18.85%) PaaS
4 97 (17.41%) IaaS
5 75 (13.46%) SaaS
6 67 (12.03%) Serverless
7 64 (11.49%) AWS
8 50 (8.98%) Azure Functions
8 50 (8.98%) OneDrive
9 49 (8.80%) Power Platform
10 35 (6.28%) PowerApps
11 29 (5.21%) Dynamics 365
12 27 (4.85%) Microsoft Flow
13 26 (4.67%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 17 (3.05%) GitHub
15 16 (2.87%) Azure Data Factory
16 14 (2.51%) Yammer
17 13 (2.33%) Mimecast
18 11 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
19 10 (1.80%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 96 (17.24%) DNS
2 73 (13.11%) VPN
3 61 (10.95%) DHCP
4 53 (9.52%) Firewall
5 43 (7.72%) Skype
6 30 (5.39%) WAN
7 29 (5.21%) LAN
8 27 (4.85%) TCP/IP
9 24 (4.31%) Network Security
10 20 (3.59%) Wi-Fi
11 18 (3.23%) Internet
11 18 (3.23%) SAN
12 14 (2.51%) Kerberos
13 7 (1.26%) NAS
13 7 (1.26%) Reverse Proxy
13 7 (1.26%) SNMP
13 7 (1.26%) VLAN
14 6 (1.08%) DKIM
14 6 (1.08%) DMARC
14 6 (1.08%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (14.90%) SQL Server
2 57 (10.23%) Azure SQL Database
3 44 (7.90%) Power BI
4 22 (3.95%) Data Lake
5 21 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 19 (3.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (2.69%) Cosmos DB
8 11 (1.97%) MySQL
9 8 (1.44%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (0.90%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (0.90%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.72%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.72%) Redis
12 3 (0.54%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.54%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (0.36%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.36%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 33 (5.92%) Git (software)
2 23 (4.13%) Visual Studio
3 16 (2.87%) Visual Studio Team System
4 14 (2.51%) Octopus Deploy
5 13 (2.33%) JIRA
6 11 (1.97%) TeamCity
7 9 (1.62%) Jenkins
7 9 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (1.26%) Subversion
9 6 (1.08%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.54%) Android Studio
10 3 (0.54%) CruiseControl
10 3 (0.54%) GitLab
10 3 (0.54%) Moq
10 3 (0.54%) MSTest
10 3 (0.54%) NUnit
10 3 (0.54%) SpecFlow
10 3 (0.54%) Travis CI
11 2 (0.36%) Artifactory
11 2 (0.36%) MSI
General
1 35 (6.28%) Finance
2 33 (5.92%) Public Sector
3 5 (0.90%) German Language
3 5 (0.90%) Law
4 4 (0.72%) Advertising
5 3 (0.54%) Legal
5 3 (0.54%) Local Government
5 3 (0.54%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.54%) Marketing
5 3 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (0.54%) Publishing
5 3 (0.54%) Retail Banking
5 3 (0.54%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.36%) Automotive
6 2 (0.36%) Banking
6 2 (0.36%) Electronics
6 2 (0.36%) French Language
7 1 (0.18%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.18%) Finnish Language
7 1 (0.18%) Games
Job Titles
1 119 (21.36%) Architect
2 85 (15.26%) Consultant
3 71 (12.75%) Azure Engineer
4 58 (10.41%) Developer
5 41 (7.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 39 (7.00%) Azure Architect
7 34 (6.10%) Azure Developer
8 32 (5.75%) DevOps Engineer
9 29 (5.21%) Azure Consultant
9 29 (5.21%) Office 365 Engineer
10 27 (4.85%) Solutions Architect
11 25 (4.49%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 25 (4.49%) Cloud Architect
11 25 (4.49%) Technical Architect
12 23 (4.13%) Azure DevOps
13 20 (3.59%) Active Directory Consultant
13 20 (3.59%) Analyst
13 20 (3.59%) Infrastructure Architect
13 20 (3.59%) Support Engineer
14 19 (3.41%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (9.69%) .NET
2 47 (8.44%) JSON
3 40 (7.18%) LDAP
4 39 (7.00%) OpenID
5 38 (6.82%) SAML
6 35 (6.28%) OAuth
7 32 (5.75%) XML
8 31 (5.57%) REST
9 29 (5.21%) Node.js
10 21 (3.77%) Web Services
11 19 (3.41%) YAML
12 17 (3.05%) .NET Core
12 17 (3.05%) SOAP
13 14 (2.51%) ASP.NET
14 13 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web API
15 12 (2.15%) .NET Framework
15 12 (2.15%) HTML
16 10 (1.80%) AngularJS
16 10 (1.80%) CSS
16 10 (1.80%) React
Miscellaneous
1 43 (7.72%) PKI
2 32 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (4.13%) Data Centre
4 21 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
5 20 (3.59%) Public Cloud
6 19 (3.41%) Cloud Native
7 16 (2.87%) Mobile App
8 14 (2.51%) Clustering
9 12 (2.15%) Replication
10 11 (1.97%) Private Cloud
11 8 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
12 6 (1.08%) Management Information System
12 6 (1.08%) User Experience
13 5 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
13 5 (0.90%) Virtual Team
14 4 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
15 3 (0.54%) Hybrid Cloud
15 3 (0.54%) iPhone
15 3 (0.54%) SCADA
15 3 (0.54%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 273 (49.01%) Windows
2 93 (16.70%) Windows Server
3 89 (15.98%) Windows 10
4 51 (9.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 41 (7.36%) Windows Server 2016
6 27 (4.85%) Linux
7 26 (4.67%) Windows 7
8 24 (4.31%) Unix
9 21 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (2.69%) Android
10 15 (2.69%) Windows Server 2019
11 13 (2.33%) Apple iOS
11 13 (2.33%) Windows Mobile
12 9 (1.62%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.90%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.90%) VMS
15 4 (0.72%) AIX
16 3 (0.54%) CentOS
17 2 (0.36%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (27.65%) DevOps
2 139 (24.96%) Migration
3 73 (13.11%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (10.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 57 (10.23%) Identity Access Management
6 52 (9.34%) B2C
7 38 (6.82%) Test Automation
8 36 (6.46%) Identity Management
9 35 (6.28%) Continuous Integration
10 32 (5.75%) Analytics
11 31 (5.57%) CRM
12 30 (5.39%) Problem-Solving
12 30 (5.39%) Stakeholder Management
13 29 (5.21%) ITIL
14 27 (4.85%) Microservices
15 25 (4.49%) Open Source
16 24 (4.31%) Multi-Factor Authentication
17 23 (4.13%) Infrastructure as Code
17 23 (4.13%) Network Design
18 22 (3.95%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 168 (30.16%) PowerShell
2 112 (20.11%) SQL
3 46 (8.26%) C#
4 31 (5.57%) Java
5 26 (4.67%) Bash Shell
6 18 (3.23%) JavaScript
7 15 (2.69%) Python
8 10 (1.80%) T-SQL
9 9 (1.62%) Ruby
9 9 (1.62%) Shell Script
10 7 (1.26%) Perl
10 7 (1.26%) VBScript
11 5 (0.90%) C++
12 4 (0.72%) C
13 3 (0.54%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.36%) PHP
14 2 (0.36%) VB
15 1 (0.18%) Groovy
15 1 (0.18%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 55 (9.87%) Security Cleared
2 46 (8.26%) SC Cleared
3 39 (7.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (4.13%) MCSE
5 22 (3.95%) Degree
6 12 (2.15%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (1.62%) MCITP
8 7 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (0.90%) APMG
10 5 (0.90%) CCNA
10 5 (0.90%) MCSA
11 3 (0.54%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.54%) MCP
11 3 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.36%) CCSP
12 2 (0.36%) CISSP
12 2 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.36%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.36%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.51%) SLA
2 7 (1.26%) QA
3 6 (1.08%) GDPR
4 3 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (0.36%) ISO 22301
5 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.18%) NIST
6 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 509 (91.38%) Active Directory
2 40 (7.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (5.75%) Docker
4 28 (5.03%) Hyper-V
4 28 (5.03%) Virtual Machines
5 24 (4.31%) vSphere
6 12 (2.15%) BitLocker
6 12 (2.15%) Microsoft App-V
6 12 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (1.80%) XenApp
8 3 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.36%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 2 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.18%) KVM
10 1 (0.18%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 100 (17.95%) Microsoft Intune
2 69 (12.39%) SCCM
3 56 (10.05%) Single Sign-On
4 31 (5.57%) Ansible
4 31 (5.57%) Terraform
5 26 (4.67%) Kubernetes
6 15 (2.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 15 (2.69%) Puppet
7 13 (2.33%) SCOM
8 12 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (1.26%) Microsoft Clustering
10 5 (0.90%) SCVMM
11 4 (0.72%) AirWatch
11 4 (0.72%) CA Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.72%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.72%) vMotion
12 3 (0.54%) CASB
12 3 (0.54%) Jamf Pro
12 3 (0.54%) MIIS
12 3 (0.54%) Nagios
Vendors
1 335 (60.14%) Microsoft
2 61 (10.95%) VMware
3 45 (8.08%) Oracle
4 35 (6.28%) Citrix
5 27 (4.85%) Cisco
6 17 (3.05%) Sparx
7 16 (2.87%) Okta
8 11 (1.97%) Apple
8 11 (1.97%) Samsung
9 10 (1.80%) ServiceNow
10 9 (1.62%) Atlassian
10 9 (1.62%) Dell
10 9 (1.62%) Symantec
11 8 (1.44%) McAfee
11 8 (1.44%) Red Hat
11 8 (1.44%) Sitecore
12 7 (1.26%) IBM
12 7 (1.26%) Siebel
12 7 (1.26%) Sophos
13 6 (1.08%) HP