Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 241 318 528
Rank change year-on-year +77 +210 +79
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 709 736 334
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.07% 0.81% 0.37%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.54% 3.16% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 514 224
England median daily rate £475 £469 £461
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.28% +1.68% -2.89%
10th Percentile £313 £315 £277
90th Percentile £625 £625 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £473 £463
% change year-on-year +0.42% +2.27% -2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 2
England median hourly rate £80.00 £16.00 £89.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +400.00% -82.20% -
10th Percentile £41.75 £15.50 £30.24
90th Percentile £82.50 £35.00 £151.61
UK median hourly rate £80.00 £16.00 £89.88
% change year-on-year +400.00% -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 20,053 23,309 17,058
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.23% 25.74% 18.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,738 16,246 11,974
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £281 £306 £288
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £493 £495 £475
% change year-on-year -0.51% +4.21% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 343 304 207
England median hourly rate £21.34 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.94% -7.89% -
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £78.75 £53.50 £58.75
UK median hourly rate £20.64 £17.50 £19.31
% change year-on-year +17.91% -9.39% +1.64%

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 21 January 2020.

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 21 January 2020.

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 21 January 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 +60 294 £475 -7.32% 43
South East +41 165 £500 +17.65% 33
North of England +68 110 £450 -10.00% 29
South West +38 70 £525 +13.51% 14
Yorkshire +78 50 £475 - 15
Midlands +57 50 £400 -11.11% 22
West Midlands +58 46 £475 +6.74% 14
North West -1 37 £475 -2.56% 11
North East +27 24 £425 -15.00% 3
East of England +27 15 £375 -11.76% 10
East Midlands +27 4 £303 -32.78% 8
Azure Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 697 (98.31%) Azure
2 640 (90.27%) Active Directory
3 412 (58.11%) Microsoft
4 338 (47.67%) Windows
5 320 (45.13%) Office 365
6 214 (30.18%) PowerShell
7 178 (25.11%) DevOps
8 172 (24.26%) Migration
9 157 (22.14%) SQL
10 139 (19.61%) PaaS
11 136 (19.18%) IaaS
12 130 (18.34%) Microsoft Intune
13 121 (17.07%) SharePoint
14 115 (16.22%) Windows 10
15 114 (16.08%) SQL Server
16 108 (15.23%) Windows Server
17 104 (14.67%) SaaS
18 99 (13.96%) DNS
19 95 (13.40%) SCCM
20 92 (12.98%) Single Sign-On
21 91 (12.83%) VMware
22 89 (12.55%) VPN
22 89 (12.55%) .NET
22 89 (12.55%) Agile Software Development
23 86 (12.13%) Identity Access Management
24 85 (11.99%) Serverless
25 82 (11.57%) Security Cleared
26 80 (11.28%) AWS
27 78 (11.00%) Firewall
27 78 (11.00%) Azure SQL Database

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 (17.07%) SharePoint
2 50 (7.05%) MS Exchange
3 30 (4.23%) Skype for Business
4 29 (4.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (2.54%) Confluence
7 14 (1.97%) IIS
8 9 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.28%) Apache
12 1 (0.14%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.14%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.14%) nginx
12 1 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.14%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 54 (7.62%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (2.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (2.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 18 (2.54%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 39 (5.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.56%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.14%) Magento
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.14%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 697 (98.31%) Azure
2 320 (45.13%) Office 365
3 139 (19.61%) PaaS
4 136 (19.18%) IaaS
5 104 (14.67%) SaaS
6 85 (11.99%) Serverless
7 80 (11.28%) AWS
8 67 (9.45%) Azure Functions
9 53 (7.48%) Power Platform
10 51 (7.19%) OneDrive
11 41 (5.78%) Dynamics 365
12 34 (4.80%) PowerApps
13 29 (4.09%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 27 (3.81%) Microsoft Flow
15 18 (2.54%) GitHub
16 17 (2.40%) Azure Data Factory
16 17 (2.40%) Mimecast
17 11 (1.55%) Boomi
17 11 (1.55%) NuGet
18 10 (1.41%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 99 (13.96%) DNS
2 89 (12.55%) VPN
3 78 (11.00%) Firewall
4 55 (7.76%) DHCP
5 50 (7.05%) Skype
6 44 (6.21%) TCP/IP
7 43 (6.06%) Internet
8 41 (5.78%) WAN
9 40 (5.64%) LAN
10 32 (4.51%) Network Security
11 24 (3.39%) SAN
12 21 (2.96%) Wi-Fi
13 19 (2.68%) Kerberos
14 14 (1.97%) NAS
15 13 (1.83%) Reverse Proxy
16 9 (1.27%) HTTP
16 9 (1.27%) VoIP
17 8 (1.13%) VLAN
18 7 (0.99%) NetScaler
19 6 (0.85%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (16.08%) SQL Server
2 78 (11.00%) Azure SQL Database
3 50 (7.05%) Power BI
4 33 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 24 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (2.54%) Cosmos DB
7 17 (2.40%) Data Lake
8 14 (1.97%) Amazon RDS
9 11 (1.55%) MySQL
10 8 (1.13%) Big Data
10 8 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (0.99%) Relational Database
11 7 (0.99%) SQLite
12 6 (0.85%) MongoDB
13 5 (0.71%) NoSQL
13 5 (0.71%) SQL Server 2017
14 4 (0.56%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (0.56%) Redis
14 4 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 42 (5.92%) Visual Studio
2 35 (4.94%) Git (software)
3 30 (4.23%) Visual Studio Team System
4 26 (3.67%) JIRA
5 23 (3.24%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (1.97%) Jenkins
7 13 (1.83%) Octopus Deploy
8 10 (1.41%) TeamCity
9 7 (0.99%) ReSharper
9 7 (0.99%) Subversion
10 5 (0.71%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.56%) NUnit
12 3 (0.42%) Android Studio
12 3 (0.42%) CruiseControl
12 3 (0.42%) Moq
12 3 (0.42%) MSTest
12 3 (0.42%) SonarQube
12 3 (0.42%) Travis CI
13 2 (0.28%) Artifactory
13 2 (0.28%) SpecFlow
General
1 68 (9.59%) Finance
2 35 (4.94%) Public Sector
3 19 (2.68%) Banking
4 15 (2.12%) Law
5 12 (1.69%) Legal
6 11 (1.55%) Telecoms
7 6 (0.85%) Retail
8 4 (0.56%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.42%) Advertising
9 3 (0.42%) Electronics
9 3 (0.42%) Marketing
9 3 (0.42%) Publishing
9 3 (0.42%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.28%) German Language
11 1 (0.14%) Automotive
11 1 (0.14%) Billing
11 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 147 (20.73%) Architect
2 107 (15.09%) Azure Engineer
3 90 (12.69%) Consultant
4 72 (10.16%) Developer
5 49 (6.91%) Azure Architect
6 45 (6.35%) Azure Developer
6 45 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 36 (5.08%) Technical Architect
8 35 (4.94%) DevOps Engineer
9 32 (4.51%) Azure Consultant
9 32 (4.51%) Support Engineer
10 31 (4.37%) Cloud Engineer
10 31 (4.37%) Office 365 Engineer
10 31 (4.37%) Solutions Architect
11 30 (4.23%) .NET Developer
12 29 (4.09%) Administrator
13 28 (3.95%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 28 (3.95%) Cloud Architect
14 27 (3.81%) Active Directory Consultant
15 26 (3.67%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (12.55%) .NET
2 70 (9.87%) JSON
3 49 (6.91%) Web Services
4 44 (6.21%) XML
5 43 (6.06%) OAuth
6 39 (5.50%) SAML
7 38 (5.36%) OpenID
7 38 (5.36%) REST
8 33 (4.65%) .NET Core
9 32 (4.51%) Node.js
10 31 (4.37%) LDAP
11 26 (3.67%) AngularJS
12 23 (3.24%) .NET Framework
13 21 (2.96%) ASP.NET
13 21 (2.96%) ASP.NET Web API
14 20 (2.82%) SOAP
15 19 (2.68%) React
15 19 (2.68%) YAML
16 15 (2.12%) Entity Framework
17 13 (1.83%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 54 (7.62%) Enterprise Software
2 41 (5.78%) PKI
3 30 (4.23%) Public Cloud
4 28 (3.95%) Replication
5 23 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (2.82%) Data Centre
7 17 (2.40%) Cloud Native
8 14 (1.97%) Linux Command Line
9 12 (1.69%) Clustering
9 12 (1.69%) Mobile App
9 12 (1.69%) Private Cloud
10 11 (1.55%) Greenfield Project
10 11 (1.55%) Self-Motivation
11 10 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
11 10 (1.41%) Virtual Team
12 7 (0.99%) Smartphone
12 7 (0.99%) User Experience
13 6 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
13 6 (0.85%) Management Information System
14 5 (0.71%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 338 (47.67%) Windows
2 115 (16.22%) Windows 10
3 108 (15.23%) Windows Server
4 64 (9.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 53 (7.48%) Linux
6 35 (4.94%) Windows 7
7 29 (4.09%) Unix
7 29 (4.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (2.96%) Android
9 18 (2.54%) Apple iOS
10 16 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (1.83%) VMS
12 12 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (1.13%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.99%) Windows 2000
15 6 (0.85%) Windows Mobile
16 4 (0.56%) CentOS
16 4 (0.56%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.56%) Windows 8
17 3 (0.42%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (25.11%) DevOps
2 172 (24.26%) Migration
3 89 (12.55%) Agile Software Development
4 86 (12.13%) Identity Access Management
5 67 (9.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 50 (7.05%) Microservices
7 49 (6.91%) B2C
7 49 (6.91%) Stakeholder Management
8 46 (6.49%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 45 (6.35%) CRM
10 43 (6.06%) Analytics
11 39 (5.50%) Infrastructure as Code
12 38 (5.36%) Test Automation
13 35 (4.94%) ITIL
14 34 (4.80%) Continuous Integration
15 33 (4.65%) Identity Management
16 32 (4.51%) Disaster Recovery
17 29 (4.09%) Open Source
18 28 (3.95%) Computer Science
19 26 (3.67%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 214 (30.18%) PowerShell
2 157 (22.14%) SQL
3 71 (10.01%) C#
4 36 (5.08%) Java
5 31 (4.37%) Bash Shell
6 24 (3.39%) JavaScript
7 22 (3.10%) T-SQL
8 18 (2.54%) Python
9 11 (1.55%) Ruby
9 11 (1.55%) VB
10 10 (1.41%) Shell Script
10 10 (1.41%) VBScript
11 6 (0.85%) C
12 5 (0.71%) Perl
13 4 (0.56%) C++
13 4 (0.56%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.42%) Go
15 1 (0.14%) Groovy
15 1 (0.14%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 82 (11.57%) Security Cleared
2 69 (9.73%) SC Cleared
3 53 (7.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 39 (5.50%) Degree
5 33 (4.65%) MCSE
6 16 (2.26%) Computer Science Degree
7 14 (1.97%) BPSS Clearance
8 10 (1.41%) MCSA
9 7 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.85%) MCITP
11 5 (0.71%) CCNA
12 4 (0.56%) Master's Degree
13 3 (0.42%) CISSP
13 3 (0.42%) CTC Cleared
13 3 (0.42%) MCP
13 3 (0.42%) TOGAF Certification
14 2 (0.28%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 2 (0.28%) CCSP
14 2 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (0.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.83%) SLA
2 10 (1.41%) GDPR
3 9 (1.27%) QA
4 4 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.42%) NCSC
6 2 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.28%) NIST
7 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 640 (90.27%) Active Directory
2 61 (8.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (6.35%) Docker
4 38 (5.36%) Hyper-V
5 33 (4.65%) Virtual Machines
6 29 (4.09%) vSphere
7 13 (1.83%) Microsoft App-V
7 13 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (1.69%) XenDesktop
9 11 (1.55%) XenApp
10 9 (1.27%) BitLocker
11 7 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.56%) LXC
13 2 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.14%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
14 1 (0.14%) KVM
14 1 (0.14%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.14%) Tivoli Directory Server
14 1 (0.14%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 130 (18.34%) Microsoft Intune
2 95 (13.40%) SCCM
3 92 (12.98%) Single Sign-On
4 46 (6.49%) Kubernetes
5 43 (6.06%) Terraform
6 37 (5.22%) Ansible
7 19 (2.68%) Puppet
8 18 (2.54%) SCOM
9 13 (1.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 13 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
10 10 (1.41%) Jamf Pro
11 9 (1.27%) MIIS
12 8 (1.13%) AirWatch
12 8 (1.13%) FortiGate
13 5 (0.71%) Istio
13 5 (0.71%) SCVMM
14 4 (0.56%) CA Single Sign-On
14 4 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
14 4 (0.56%) NetBackup
15 3 (0.42%) PaperCut
Vendors
1 412 (58.11%) Microsoft
2 91 (12.83%) VMware
3 42 (5.92%) Cisco
4 41 (5.78%) Citrix
5 36 (5.08%) Oracle
6 19 (2.68%) Dell
7 18 (2.54%) Splunk
8 17 (2.40%) Apple
8 17 (2.40%) Sparx
9 14 (1.97%) Zscaler
10 12 (1.69%) Red Hat
10 12 (1.69%) Xamarin
11 11 (1.55%) Okta
11 11 (1.55%) Polycom
12 10 (1.41%) Google
12 10 (1.41%) Proofpoint
12 10 (1.41%) SolarWinds
13 8 (1.13%) Atlassian
13 8 (1.13%) Ivanti
13 8 (1.13%) ServiceNow