Period
to

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 30 June 2022 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
30 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 214 208 263
Rank change year-on-year -6 +55 +10
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 939 683 356
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.31% 1.32% 0.97%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.67% 3.69% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 700 468 241
10th Percentile £263 £298 £310
25th Percentile £384 £375 £370
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -2.70%
75th Percentile £576 £575 £550
90th Percentile £675 £661 £600
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 0
10th Percentile £18.35 £17.26 -
25th Percentile £19.41 £22.88 -
Median hourly rate £40.00 £56.00 -
Median % change year-on-year -28.57% - -
75th Percentile £61.45 £74.19 -
90th Percentile £64.05 £79.25 -
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £48.75 -
% change year-on-year -2.56% - -

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 25,602 18,489 11,635
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.72% 35.68% 31.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,880 13,192 8,329
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
25th Percentile £445 £413 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £513 £500
Median % change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £750 £688 £688
UK median daily rate £550 £505 £500
% change year-on-year +8.91% +1.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 319 312 164
10th Percentile £13.88 £11.63 £12.75
25th Percentile £15.25 £14.13 £16.50
Median hourly rate £21.00 £21.05 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -0.24% +5.25% -4.76%
75th Percentile £42.00 £39.50 £33.94
90th Percentile £74.60 £65.00 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.33% +7.50% -2.44%

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 30 June 2022.

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 30 June 2022.

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 30 June 2022. 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
Jobs
London -10 508 £525 +6.60% 82
South East -15 104 £500 +7.24% 53
North of England -5 99 £425 - 55
East of England +22 59 £400 +23.08% 24
Midlands -29 57 £467 +9.82% 32
North West -8 54 £413 -8.33% 26
West Midlands -23 42 £500 +22.70% 16
South West -23 41 £328 -30.91% 20
Yorkshire -17 33 £420 +5.00% 22
East Midlands -16 14 £465 +9.41% 16
North East +1 13 £450 +26.32% 7
Azure Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 30 June 2022, 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.

1 933 (99.36%) Azure
2 835 (88.92%) Active Directory
3 578 (61.55%) Microsoft
4 458 (48.78%) Microsoft 365
5 448 (47.71%) Windows
6 326 (34.72%) PowerShell
7 272 (28.97%) Microsoft Intune
8 217 (23.11%) VMware
9 199 (21.19%) Windows Server
10 195 (20.77%) Migration
11 194 (20.66%) SCCM
12 185 (19.70%) Social Skills
13 171 (18.21%) DNS
14 169 (18.00%) SharePoint
15 160 (17.04%) VMware Infrastructure
16 156 (16.61%) SQL
17 142 (15.12%) Finance
17 142 (15.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 135 (14.38%) AWS
19 131 (13.95%) DevOps
20 121 (12.89%) Agile
20 121 (12.89%) IaaS
21 119 (12.67%) Firewall
22 115 (12.25%) ITIL
23 114 (12.14%) DHCP
24 112 (11.93%) Windows 10
25 109 (11.61%) Citrix
26 102 (10.86%) SQL Server
27 95 (10.12%) PKI
28 92 (9.80%) Change Management

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
1 169 (18.00%) SharePoint
2 49 (5.22%) MS Exchange
3 37 (3.94%) Skype for Business
4 31 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2013
5 25 (2.66%) IIS
6 11 (1.17%) Confluence
7 9 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (0.85%) Apache Pig
8 8 (0.85%) Apache Spark
8 8 (0.85%) nginx
9 4 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.32%) Apache
10 3 (0.32%) Traefik
11 2 (0.21%) Jupyter
11 2 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.11%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.11%) SAS
Applications
1 52 (5.54%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (1.28%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 8 (0.85%) Markit EDM
1 8 (0.85%) thinkFolio
2 7 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 933 (99.36%) Azure
2 458 (48.78%) Microsoft 365
3 135 (14.38%) AWS
4 121 (12.89%) IaaS
5 89 (9.48%) PaaS
6 88 (9.37%) Azure DevOps
7 78 (8.31%) OneDrive
8 73 (7.77%) SaaS
9 58 (6.18%) Power Platform
10 52 (5.54%) Azure Monitor
11 39 (4.15%) Azure Sentinel
12 34 (3.62%) Azure AKS
13 30 (3.19%) Serverless
14 28 (2.98%) Azure Logic Apps
14 28 (2.98%) GCP
15 26 (2.77%) Amazon EC2
16 25 (2.66%) Amazon S3
16 25 (2.66%) Azure Key Vault
17 24 (2.56%) Power Automate
18 23 (2.45%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 171 (18.21%) DNS
2 119 (12.67%) Firewall
3 114 (12.14%) DHCP
4 51 (5.43%) VPN
5 42 (4.47%) WAN
6 39 (4.15%) Wi-Fi
7 36 (3.83%) Skype
8 34 (3.62%) LAN
9 28 (2.98%) Remote Desktop
10 24 (2.56%) Network Security
10 24 (2.56%) Wireless
11 23 (2.45%) SAN
11 23 (2.45%) TCP/IP
12 16 (1.70%) Internet
13 14 (1.49%) IPsec
14 12 (1.28%) Kerberos
15 11 (1.17%) Reverse Proxy
15 11 (1.17%) VLAN
16 10 (1.06%) HTTP
17 9 (0.96%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (10.86%) SQL Server
2 32 (3.41%) Power BI
3 31 (3.30%) Azure SQL Database
4 25 (2.66%) Amazon RDS
5 16 (1.70%) Data Lake
6 13 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (0.85%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 8 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (0.64%) SAP HANA
10 5 (0.53%) DynamoDB
10 5 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 5 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.43%) Amazon Redshift
11 4 (0.43%) Metadata
11 4 (0.43%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.43%) MySQL
11 4 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.32%) GIS
Development Applications
1 37 (3.94%) Jenkins
2 28 (2.98%) JIRA
3 26 (2.77%) Git (software)
4 14 (1.49%) TeamCity
5 11 (1.17%) Visual Studio Team System
6 10 (1.06%) Gradle
6 10 (1.06%) Maven
7 9 (0.96%) SonarQube
8 8 (0.85%) GitLab
9 7 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (0.64%) Cucumber
10 6 (0.64%) Robot Framework
10 6 (0.64%) Selenium
11 5 (0.53%) Bitbucket
12 4 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (0.43%) Visual Studio
13 3 (0.32%) Qt Creator
14 2 (0.21%) CircleCI
14 2 (0.21%) ER Studio
14 2 (0.21%) Travis CI
General
1 185 (19.70%) Social Skills
2 142 (15.12%) Finance
3 83 (8.84%) Public Sector
4 56 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (3.19%) Banking
6 22 (2.34%) Presentation Skills
7 18 (1.92%) Documentation Skills
8 16 (1.70%) Legal
9 15 (1.60%) Manufacturing
9 15 (1.60%) Marketing
9 15 (1.60%) Telecoms
10 13 (1.38%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 13 (1.38%) Law
11 12 (1.28%) Advertising
11 12 (1.28%) Front Office
12 11 (1.17%) Investment Banking
12 11 (1.17%) Retail
13 9 (0.96%) Electronics
13 9 (0.96%) Organisational Skills
14 7 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 190 (20.23%) Architect
2 122 (12.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 103 (10.97%) Cloud Engineer
4 99 (10.54%) Azure Engineer
5 76 (8.09%) Azure Architect
6 74 (7.88%) Analyst
7 64 (6.82%) Support Engineer
8 62 (6.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 60 (6.39%) Consultant
10 49 (5.22%) Active Directory Engineer
11 47 (5.01%) Applications Engineer
12 42 (4.47%) Developer
13 41 (4.37%) Cloud Architect
13 41 (4.37%) Solutions Architect
14 39 (4.15%) 3rd Line Support
15 37 (3.94%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 35 (3.73%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
17 30 (3.19%) Infrastructure Architect
17 30 (3.19%) Security Engineer
18 29 (3.09%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (3.94%) .NET
2 30 (3.19%) OpenID
3 25 (2.66%) JSON
4 24 (2.56%) OAuth
5 23 (2.45%) LDAP
6 21 (2.24%) Middleware
7 20 (2.13%) .NET Core
8 19 (2.02%) SAML
9 17 (1.81%) ARM Templates
10 16 (1.70%) ASP.NET
10 16 (1.70%) ASP.NET Web API
10 16 (1.70%) SailPoint
11 15 (1.60%) .NET Framework
11 15 (1.60%) Web Services
12 13 (1.38%) Microsoft Graph
13 12 (1.28%) CSS
13 12 (1.28%) HTML
13 12 (1.28%) OAuth2
14 11 (1.17%) RESTful
14 11 (1.17%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 95 (10.12%) PKI
2 55 (5.86%) Management Information System
3 44 (4.69%) Replication
4 41 (4.37%) Data Centre
5 37 (3.94%) Public Cloud
6 33 (3.51%) Cloud Native
7 24 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
8 23 (2.45%) Data Protection Act
9 20 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
10 19 (2.02%) Clustering
11 18 (1.92%) Hedge funds
11 18 (1.92%) Mobile App
12 16 (1.70%) Self-Motivation
12 16 (1.70%) User Experience
13 14 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
14 13 (1.38%) Linux Command Line
15 9 (0.96%) BYOD
16 8 (0.85%) CCTV
17 7 (0.75%) NHS
18 6 (0.64%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 448 (47.71%) Windows
2 199 (21.19%) Windows Server
3 112 (11.93%) Windows 10
4 77 (8.20%) Linux
5 74 (7.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 45 (4.79%) Windows Server 2016
7 43 (4.58%) Apple iOS
8 41 (4.37%) Android
9 38 (4.05%) Windows Server 2019
10 30 (3.19%) Windows Server 2008
11 20 (2.13%) Mac OS
11 20 (2.13%) Unix
11 20 (2.13%) Windows 7
12 17 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 17 (1.81%) VMS
13 11 (1.17%) HPUX
14 10 (1.06%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.64%) Debian
16 5 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
17 4 (0.43%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (20.77%) Migration
2 142 (15.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 131 (13.95%) DevOps
4 121 (12.89%) Agile
5 115 (12.25%) ITIL
6 92 (9.80%) Change Management
7 79 (8.41%) Identity Access Management
8 78 (8.31%) Identity Management
9 77 (8.20%) CI/CD
10 69 (7.35%) Information Security
11 68 (7.24%) Incident Management
12 61 (6.50%) Problem-Solving
13 57 (6.07%) Analytics
14 53 (5.64%) RBAC
15 52 (5.54%) Cybersecurity
16 46 (4.90%) Infrastructure as Code
17 40 (4.26%) Scrum
18 38 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
19 37 (3.94%) Data Protection
20 35 (3.73%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 326 (34.72%) PowerShell
2 156 (16.61%) SQL
3 67 (7.14%) Python
4 51 (5.43%) C#
5 41 (4.37%) Bash
6 28 (2.98%) JavaScript
7 21 (2.24%) VB
8 16 (1.70%) Java
8 16 (1.70%) T-SQL
9 15 (1.60%) VBScript
10 10 (1.06%) Perl
11 7 (0.75%) Go
11 7 (0.75%) Ruby
12 6 (0.64%) PHP
12 6 (0.64%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.43%) Groovy
14 2 (0.21%) C
14 2 (0.21%) R
15 1 (0.11%) Bicep
Qualifications
1 91 (9.69%) Security Cleared
2 73 (7.77%) SC Cleared
3 59 (6.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 42 (4.47%) Degree
5 41 (4.37%) MCSE
6 32 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
6 32 (3.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 30 (3.19%) CCNA
8 29 (3.09%) MCSA
9 26 (2.77%) MCP
10 21 (2.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 12 (1.28%) CISSP
12 7 (0.75%) DV Cleared
12 7 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.43%) AWS Certification
13 4 (0.43%) IIBA
14 3 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
14 3 (0.32%) CEH
14 3 (0.32%) CISM
14 3 (0.32%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (9.58%) SLA
2 29 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.38%) GDPR
4 12 (1.28%) Accessibility
5 11 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 11 (1.17%) QA
6 10 (1.06%) Cyber Essentials
7 8 (0.85%) NIST
8 6 (0.64%) GRC
8 6 (0.64%) PMO
8 6 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.53%) NIST 800
9 5 (0.53%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.43%) GxP
11 3 (0.32%) COBIT
11 3 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 3 (0.32%) NCSC
11 3 (0.32%) PSD2
12 2 (0.21%) WCAG
13 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 835 (88.92%) Active Directory
2 160 (17.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 87 (9.27%) Hyper-V
4 55 (5.86%) vSphere
5 40 (4.26%) Virtual Desktop
6 37 (3.94%) Docker
7 36 (3.83%) Virtual Machines
8 32 (3.41%) XenApp
9 24 (2.56%) BitLocker
10 22 (2.34%) Microsoft App-V
11 17 (1.81%) XenDesktop
12 15 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
13 7 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (0.64%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
15 5 (0.53%) NFS
15 5 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
16 4 (0.43%) Firmware
16 4 (0.43%) VMware Server
17 3 (0.32%) IAG
18 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 272 (28.97%) Microsoft Intune
2 194 (20.66%) SCCM
3 91 (9.69%) Terraform
4 75 (7.99%) Single Sign-On
5 73 (7.77%) Kubernetes
6 66 (7.03%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 24 (2.56%) SCVMM
8 21 (2.24%) Ansible
9 17 (1.81%) SCOM
10 16 (1.70%) WSUS
11 15 (1.60%) Microsoft Clustering
11 15 (1.60%) Puppet
12 11 (1.17%) AirWatch
12 11 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
13 9 (0.96%) CA Single Sign-On
14 8 (0.85%) Control-M
14 8 (0.85%) Jamf Pro
14 8 (0.85%) MIIS
14 8 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
14 8 (0.85%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 578 (61.55%) Microsoft
2 217 (23.11%) VMware
3 109 (11.61%) Citrix
4 73 (7.77%) Cisco
5 45 (4.79%) Oracle
6 34 (3.62%) HP
6 34 (3.62%) ServiceNow
7 29 (3.09%) McAfee
8 26 (2.77%) NetApp
9 23 (2.45%) Red Hat
10 22 (2.34%) Google
10 22 (2.34%) Splunk
11 20 (2.13%) Dell
11 20 (2.13%) Okta
11 20 (2.13%) SAP
12 18 (1.92%) IBM
12 18 (1.92%) Palo Alto
13 16 (1.70%) Databricks
14 15 (1.60%) Apple
14 15 (1.60%) Symantec