Period
to 12 November 2018

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 12 November 2018 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 360 538 614
Rank change year-on-year +178 +76 +245
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 635 340 263
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.68% 0.37% 0.27%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.89% 2.21% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 206 173
England median daily rate £450 £450 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.10% +1.11%
10th Percentile £313 £213 £229
90th Percentile £621 £575 £675
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 0
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.63 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.76% - -
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.63 -
% change year-on-year -3.76% - -

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 22,000 15,409 11,761
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 23.40% 16.54% 11.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,356 10,763 8,111
England median daily rate £490 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £306 £270 £281
90th Percentile £650 £625 £605
UK median daily rate £485 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +4.30% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 303 199 169
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -13.64%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £12.20
90th Percentile £57.25 £60.75 £56.77
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +5.56% -18.18%

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 12 November 2018.

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 12 November 2018.

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 12 November 2018. 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 +128 325 £475 +2.98% 58
South East +64 145 £425 +6.25% 24
North of England +12 64 £475 +5.56% 23
North West +14 50 £475 +5.56% 12
South West +12 42 £450 - 11
East of England +21 27 £425 -5.56% 8
Midlands -9 26 £450 -5.26% 23
West Midlands -27 18 £475 - 17
Yorkshire -7 12 £375 -18.92% 5
East Midlands +17 7 £388 +16.98% 6
North East -2 2 - - 6
Azure Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, 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.

1 631 (99.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 557 (87.72%) Active Directory
3 370 (58.27%) Microsoft
4 336 (52.91%) Office 365
5 289 (45.51%) Windows
6 234 (36.85%) PowerShell
7 161 (25.35%) Migration
8 117 (18.43%) SQL
9 108 (17.01%) IaaS
10 104 (16.38%) Microsoft Intune
10 104 (16.38%) Windows 10
11 102 (16.06%) Windows Server
12 101 (15.91%) SharePoint
13 98 (15.43%) PaaS
14 90 (14.17%) Security Cleared
15 83 (13.07%) SCCM
16 80 (12.60%) SC Cleared
17 73 (11.50%) Finance
18 72 (11.34%) VMware
19 69 (10.87%) Analytics
20 68 (10.71%) Skype
21 67 (10.55%) Identity Management
22 66 (10.39%) Skype for Business
23 61 (9.61%) ITIL
24 60 (9.45%) C#
24 60 (9.45%) Agile Software Development
25 59 (9.29%) DNS
26 56 (8.82%) .NET
26 56 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
27 55 (8.66%) DevOps

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
1 101 (15.91%) SharePoint
2 66 (10.39%) Skype for Business
3 54 (8.50%) MS Exchange
4 24 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (3.31%) SharePoint 2010
6 13 (2.05%) IIS
7 6 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.63%) CMS
8 4 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.63%) Totara
9 3 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.47%) IBM Connections
10 2 (0.31%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.31%) K2 blackpearl
10 2 (0.31%) nginx
10 2 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.31%) Site Server
11 1 (0.16%) Alfresco
11 1 (0.16%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 35 (5.51%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (2.99%) InfoPath
3 5 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.31%) SPSS
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (2.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.47%) SAP BPC
3 3 (0.47%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 631 (99.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 336 (52.91%) Office 365
3 108 (17.01%) IaaS
4 98 (15.43%) PaaS
5 50 (7.87%) Amazon AWS
5 50 (7.87%) SaaS
6 37 (5.83%) OneDrive
7 29 (4.57%) Azure Functions
7 29 (4.57%) Serverless
8 24 (3.78%) Azure Data Factory
9 19 (2.99%) Dynamics 365
10 12 (1.89%) Mimecast
11 7 (1.10%) Yammer
12 5 (0.79%) G Suite
12 5 (0.79%) SuccessFactors
13 4 (0.63%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.63%) Apigee
13 4 (0.63%) Azure Machine Learning
14 3 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 68 (10.71%) Skype
2 59 (9.29%) DNS
3 53 (8.35%) Firewall
4 44 (6.93%) VPN
5 33 (5.20%) DHCP
6 26 (4.09%) LAN
6 26 (4.09%) WAN
7 18 (2.83%) Network Security
8 15 (2.36%) SSL
9 14 (2.20%) Internet
10 13 (2.05%) SAN
10 13 (2.05%) Wireless
11 11 (1.73%) NetScaler
12 10 (1.57%) Intrusion Detection
13 9 (1.42%) WLAN
14 8 (1.26%) DMZ
14 8 (1.26%) SMTP
14 8 (1.26%) TCP/IP
15 7 (1.10%) iSCSI
15 7 (1.10%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (7.24%) Power BI
2 45 (7.09%) Azure SQL Database
3 43 (6.77%) SQL Server
4 9 (1.42%) Cosmos DB
4 9 (1.42%) Data Lake
4 9 (1.42%) Spotfire
4 9 (1.42%) SQL Server 2016
5 7 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (1.10%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.63%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.63%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.63%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.47%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.47%) MySQL
8 3 (0.47%) Redis
8 3 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 37 (5.83%) Visual Studio Team System
2 16 (2.52%) Visual Studio
3 11 (1.73%) Jenkins
4 7 (1.10%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.94%) JIRA
6 4 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.47%) MSI
8 2 (0.31%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.31%) CF BOSH
8 2 (0.31%) GitLab
8 2 (0.31%) Gradle
9 1 (0.16%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.16%) Gerrit
9 1 (0.16%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.16%) JUnit
9 1 (0.16%) Metasploit
9 1 (0.16%) Mocha
9 1 (0.16%) NUnit
9 1 (0.16%) Spock
9 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 73 (11.50%) Finance
2 16 (2.52%) Banking
3 13 (2.05%) Telecoms
4 10 (1.57%) Legal
5 9 (1.42%) Publishing
5 9 (1.42%) Retail
6 8 (1.26%) Marketing
7 5 (0.79%) Back Office
7 5 (0.79%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.63%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.47%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.47%) Law
10 2 (0.31%) Advertising
10 2 (0.31%) Electronics
10 2 (0.31%) French Language
10 2 (0.31%) Front Office
10 2 (0.31%) Local Government
10 2 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.16%) German Language
11 1 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 116 (18.27%) Consultant
2 110 (17.32%) Architect
3 71 (11.18%) Azure Engineer
4 65 (10.24%) Developer
5 64 (10.08%) Administrator
6 54 (8.50%) Azure Consultant
7 43 (6.77%) Azure Architect
8 39 (6.14%) Office 365 Administrator
9 38 (5.98%) Analyst
10 37 (5.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 34 (5.35%) Active Directory Engineer
12 31 (4.88%) Active Directory Consultant
12 31 (4.88%) Solutions Architect
13 28 (4.41%) Office 365 Engineer
14 22 (3.46%) Office 365 Consultant
14 22 (3.46%) Windows Engineer
15 20 (3.15%) .NET Developer
16 18 (2.83%) Microsoft Consultant
16 18 (2.83%) Windows Consultant
17 16 (2.52%) Office 365 Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (8.82%) .NET
2 38 (5.98%) SAML
3 37 (5.83%) OAuth
4 32 (5.04%) JSON
5 30 (4.72%) OpenID
6 28 (4.41%) jQuery
7 26 (4.09%) REST
8 15 (2.36%) CSS
9 13 (2.05%) Node.js
10 12 (1.89%) Web Services
11 11 (1.73%) AngularJS
12 10 (1.57%) SOAP
13 9 (1.42%) HTML
13 9 (1.42%) OAuth2
14 8 (1.26%) ASP.NET
14 8 (1.26%) RESTful
14 8 (1.26%) Universal Windows Platform
15 7 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC
16 6 (0.94%) LDAP
16 6 (0.94%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 38 (5.98%) Data Centre
2 34 (5.35%) PKI
3 33 (5.20%) User Experience
4 30 (4.72%) Management Information System
5 29 (4.57%) Hybrid Cloud
6 27 (4.25%) Mobile App
7 24 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
7 24 (3.78%) Self-Motivation
8 21 (3.31%) Public Cloud
9 12 (1.89%) Clustering
9 12 (1.89%) Fat Client
9 12 (1.89%) Thin Client
10 9 (1.42%) Cloud Native
10 9 (1.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 8 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.10%) Computer Science
12 7 (1.10%) Private Cloud
13 6 (0.94%) BYOD
13 6 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
13 6 (0.94%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 289 (45.51%) Windows
2 104 (16.38%) Windows 10
3 102 (16.06%) Windows Server
4 56 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (5.04%) Windows 7
6 31 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 27 (4.25%) Linux
8 10 (1.57%) Windows 8
9 6 (0.94%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.63%) Android
10 4 (0.63%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.31%) VMS
11 2 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.31%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.16%) AIX
12 1 (0.16%) CentOS
12 1 (0.16%) HPUX
12 1 (0.16%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (25.35%) Migration
2 69 (10.87%) Analytics
3 67 (10.55%) Identity Management
4 61 (9.61%) ITIL
5 60 (9.45%) Agile Software Development
6 55 (8.66%) DevOps
7 54 (8.50%) Identity Access Management
8 53 (8.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 43 (6.77%) Business Intelligence
10 33 (5.20%) CRM
10 33 (5.20%) Disaster Recovery
11 32 (5.04%) Information Security
11 32 (5.04%) MVC
12 30 (4.72%) B2C
13 28 (4.41%) Runbook
14 25 (3.94%) SIEM
15 24 (3.78%) Customer Requirements
15 24 (3.78%) Service Management
16 22 (3.46%) High Availability
17 21 (3.31%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 234 (36.85%) PowerShell
2 117 (18.43%) SQL
3 60 (9.45%) C#
4 29 (4.57%) Python
5 28 (4.41%) JavaScript
6 24 (3.78%) Shell Script
7 21 (3.31%) Java
8 18 (2.83%) VBScript
9 14 (2.20%) U-SQL
10 8 (1.26%) Ruby
11 6 (0.94%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.47%) Perl
12 3 (0.47%) PHP
12 3 (0.47%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.47%) X++
13 2 (0.31%) C++
13 2 (0.31%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.16%) Groovy
14 1 (0.16%) R
14 1 (0.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 90 (14.17%) Security Cleared
2 80 (12.60%) SC Cleared
3 49 (7.72%) Degree
4 39 (6.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 28 (4.41%) MCSE
6 18 (2.83%) MCITP
7 14 (2.20%) CISSP
7 14 (2.20%) MCSA
8 13 (2.05%) CISA
8 13 (2.05%) CISM
8 13 (2.05%) GCIH
9 12 (1.89%) GCFA
10 10 (1.57%) DV Cleared
10 10 (1.57%) PhD
11 6 (0.94%) CCA
11 6 (0.94%) Citrix Certification
11 6 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.63%) AWS Certification
13 4 (0.63%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.42%) FedRAMP
1 9 (1.42%) HIPAA
1 9 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 8 (1.26%) SLA
3 7 (1.10%) Government Security Classifications
4 2 (0.31%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.31%) PSD2
5 1 (0.16%) GDPR
5 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.16%) PMO
5 1 (0.16%) QA
System Software
1 557 (87.72%) Active Directory
2 54 (8.50%) Hyper-V
2 54 (8.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (4.57%) Virtual Machines
4 23 (3.62%) Docker
5 18 (2.83%) Microsoft App-V
6 15 (2.36%) XenApp
6 15 (2.36%) XenDesktop
7 13 (2.05%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (1.57%) BitLocker
9 7 (1.10%) DFS Replication
10 6 (0.94%) XenServer
11 4 (0.63%) Firmware
12 2 (0.31%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 2 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 2 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.31%) vSphere
13 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 104 (16.38%) Microsoft Intune
2 83 (13.07%) SCCM
3 52 (8.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 45 (7.09%) Single Sign-On
5 26 (4.09%) SCOM
6 21 (3.31%) CASB
6 21 (3.31%) Kubernetes
7 20 (3.15%) AirWatch
8 16 (2.52%) XenMobile
9 13 (2.05%) Terraform
9 13 (2.05%) WSUS
10 11 (1.73%) Puppet
11 9 (1.42%) Ansible
11 9 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
12 8 (1.26%) FortiGate
12 8 (1.26%) WMI
13 7 (1.10%) PingFederate
14 6 (0.94%) vCenter Server
15 3 (0.47%) CSIRT
15 3 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 370 (58.27%) Microsoft
2 72 (11.34%) VMware
3 54 (8.50%) Citrix
4 23 (3.62%) Oracle
5 20 (3.15%) Cisco
6 19 (2.99%) Okta
7 18 (2.83%) McAfee
8 17 (2.68%) Nintex
9 16 (2.52%) Google
10 15 (2.36%) Dell
11 14 (2.20%) HP
12 12 (1.89%) Darktrace
12 12 (1.89%) Thycotic
13 11 (1.73%) Ivanti
14 10 (1.57%) ServiceNow
15 9 (1.42%) CheckPoint
16 7 (1.10%) Facebook
16 7 (1.10%) SAP
16 7 (1.10%) Zscaler
17 6 (0.94%) CyberArk