Period
to 12 August 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 12 August 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
12 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 251 269 466
Rank change year-on-year +18 +197 +88
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 308 847 455
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.01% 1.02% 0.49%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.22% 3.52% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 596 302
Median daily rate £475 £468 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.50% +4.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £328 £277
90th Percentile £598 £611 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £465 £450
% change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £38.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +140.63% -3.03%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £38.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% +113.89% +9.09%

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 9,568 24,068 20,972
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.26% 29.05% 22.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,413 16,576 14,517
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £308
90th Percentile £699 £660 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 210 354 296
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.98 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.97% +24.56% -8.67%
10th Percentile £16.13 £13.25 £12.38
90th Percentile £51.83 £73.75 £74.38
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +59.09% +15.79% -

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 12 August 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
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 August 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 +36 163 £500 - 27
North of England +82 47 £425 -4.49% 21
South East +17 38 £480 +12.94% 12
North West +79 34 £419 -4.83% 8
Midlands +68 24 £535 +14.32% 6
West Midlands +64 19 £535 +13.23% 5
South West +44 16 £460 +2.22% 9
Yorkshire +63 12 £475 +5.56% 8
East of England +60 9 £413 -1.79% 7
East Midlands +55 5 - - 1
North East +36 1 £350 +27.27% 5
Azure Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 12 August 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.

1 303 (98.38%) Azure
2 271 (87.99%) Active Directory
3 184 (59.74%) Microsoft
4 151 (49.03%) Windows
5 142 (46.10%) Office 365
6 97 (31.49%) Microsoft Intune
7 80 (25.97%) Migration
8 66 (21.43%) PowerShell
9 61 (19.81%) DevOps
10 60 (19.48%) Windows 10
11 56 (18.18%) VMware
12 53 (17.21%) SharePoint
13 50 (16.23%) VMware Infrastructure
14 48 (15.58%) Finance
14 48 (15.58%) Windows Server
15 47 (15.26%) SCCM
16 44 (14.29%) SQL
16 44 (14.29%) Skype
17 40 (12.99%) OneDrive
18 39 (12.66%) DNS
19 33 (10.71%) MS Exchange
20 32 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
21 31 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
22 30 (9.74%) Single Sign-On
23 29 (9.42%) Windows Server 2012
24 28 (9.09%) PaaS
24 28 (9.09%) Skype for Business
24 28 (9.09%) Multi-Factor Authentication
25 27 (8.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 26 (8.44%) Windows Server 2016

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 53 (17.21%) SharePoint
2 33 (10.71%) MS Exchange
3 28 (9.09%) Skype for Business
4 13 (4.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (2.60%) Apache Spark
6 7 (2.27%) Confluence
7 6 (1.95%) Apache Pig
8 5 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.97%) Apache
9 3 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.65%) CMS
10 2 (0.65%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.65%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.65%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.65%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
1 8 (2.60%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (1.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.97%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.32%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 303 (98.38%) Azure
2 142 (46.10%) Office 365
3 40 (12.99%) OneDrive
4 28 (9.09%) PaaS
5 25 (8.12%) AWS
6 22 (7.14%) Power Platform
6 22 (7.14%) SaaS
7 20 (6.49%) IaaS
8 17 (5.52%) Yammer
9 14 (4.55%) Serverless
10 13 (4.22%) Azure Data Factory
11 12 (3.90%) Azure Functions
11 12 (3.90%) PowerApps
12 9 (2.92%) Mimecast
13 8 (2.60%) Amazon EC2
13 8 (2.60%) Amazon S3
14 6 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
14 6 (1.95%) Logic Apps
15 5 (1.62%) Dynamics 365
16 4 (1.30%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 44 (14.29%) Skype
2 39 (12.66%) DNS
3 25 (8.12%) Firewall
3 25 (8.12%) VPN
4 23 (7.47%) DHCP
5 16 (5.19%) Wi-Fi
6 12 (3.90%) VoIP
7 11 (3.57%) Network Security
8 10 (3.25%) SAN
8 10 (3.25%) WAN
9 9 (2.92%) TCP/IP
10 6 (1.95%) Intranet
11 5 (1.62%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (1.30%) DMZ
12 4 (1.30%) Kerberos
13 3 (0.97%) Cisco Firepower
13 3 (0.97%) LAN
13 3 (0.97%) SMTP
13 3 (0.97%) VLAN
14 2 (0.65%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (8.44%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.49%) Azure SQL Database
2 20 (6.49%) Cosmos DB
3 15 (4.87%) Data Lake
4 14 (4.55%) Power BI
5 12 (3.90%) Amazon RDS
6 11 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (2.92%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 7 (2.27%) SAP HANA
9 5 (1.62%) Redis
10 4 (1.30%) MySQL
10 4 (1.30%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.97%) Parquet
12 2 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.65%) Big Data
12 2 (0.65%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.65%) OLAP
12 2 (0.65%) PolyBase
12 2 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.65%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 8 (2.60%) Visual Studio
2 7 (2.27%) JIRA
3 5 (1.62%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.30%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (0.97%) MSI
6 2 (0.65%) GitLab
6 2 (0.65%) Hudson
7 1 (0.32%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.32%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.32%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.32%) Selenium
7 1 (0.32%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.32%) TeamCity
General
1 48 (15.58%) Finance
2 18 (5.84%) Public Sector
3 9 (2.92%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.60%) Marketing
4 8 (2.60%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.95%) Retail
6 5 (1.62%) Electronics
6 5 (1.62%) German Language
6 5 (1.62%) Legal
7 4 (1.30%) Automotive
7 4 (1.30%) Publishing
8 3 (0.97%) Banking
8 3 (0.97%) French Language
9 2 (0.65%) Back Office
9 2 (0.65%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.65%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.65%) Local Government
9 2 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.32%) Advertising
10 1 (0.32%) Games
Job Titles
1 65 (21.10%) Architect
2 43 (13.96%) Consultant
3 37 (12.01%) Azure Engineer
4 31 (10.06%) Developer
4 31 (10.06%) Office 365 Engineer
5 24 (7.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 23 (7.47%) Azure Architect
7 20 (6.49%) Analyst
8 18 (5.84%) Solutions Architect
9 16 (5.19%) Infrastructure Architect
10 14 (4.55%) Active Directory Engineer
11 12 (3.90%) DevOps Engineer
12 10 (3.25%) Azure Consultant
13 8 (2.60%) Active Directory Architect
13 8 (2.60%) Azure Developer
13 8 (2.60%) Cloud Architect
13 8 (2.60%) IAM Consultant
13 8 (2.60%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 8 (2.60%) Office 365 Architect
13 8 (2.60%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.14%) .NET
2 17 (5.52%) SAML
3 16 (5.19%) LDAP
4 14 (4.55%) OpenID
5 11 (3.57%) OAuth
6 10 (3.25%) .NET Framework
6 10 (3.25%) Node.js
7 8 (2.60%) .NET Core
7 8 (2.60%) ASP.NET Web API
7 8 (2.60%) Entity Framework
7 8 (2.60%) Kafka
7 8 (2.60%) REST
8 7 (2.27%) JSON
8 7 (2.27%) Middleware
8 7 (2.27%) XML
9 6 (1.95%) React
10 5 (1.62%) SignalR
11 4 (1.30%) OAuth2
12 3 (0.97%) ADSI
12 3 (0.97%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.87%) PKI
3 13 (4.22%) Management Information System
3 13 (4.22%) Mobile App
4 12 (3.90%) Cloud Native
5 9 (2.92%) Data Centre
6 8 (2.60%) Clustering
7 7 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (2.27%) Virtual Team
8 6 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.62%) iPhone
9 5 (1.62%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (1.30%) Social Media
11 3 (0.97%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.97%) iPad
12 2 (0.65%) FMCG
12 2 (0.65%) NHS
12 2 (0.65%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 151 (49.03%) Windows
2 60 (19.48%) Windows 10
3 48 (15.58%) Windows Server
4 29 (9.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (8.44%) Windows Server 2016
6 20 (6.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (4.87%) Windows Mobile
8 14 (4.55%) Linux
9 13 (4.22%) Windows Server 2019
10 11 (3.57%) Apple iOS
11 9 (2.92%) Android
11 9 (2.92%) Unix
11 9 (2.92%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (1.95%) Debian
13 6 (1.95%) Ubuntu
13 6 (1.95%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.97%) VMS
15 2 (0.65%) AIX
16 1 (0.32%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (25.97%) Migration
2 61 (19.81%) DevOps
3 32 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (9.09%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 27 (8.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 25 (8.12%) Identity Access Management
7 23 (7.47%) Information Security
7 23 (7.47%) Problem-Solving
8 22 (7.14%) Project Management
9 21 (6.82%) B2C
9 21 (6.82%) Identity Management
10 20 (6.49%) Business Intelligence
11 19 (6.17%) Analytics
11 19 (6.17%) Change Management
12 18 (5.84%) Microservices
13 17 (5.52%) Cybersecurity
13 17 (5.52%) Mentoring
13 17 (5.52%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (4.87%) ITIL
15 13 (4.22%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 66 (21.43%) PowerShell
2 44 (14.29%) SQL
3 23 (7.47%) C#
4 20 (6.49%) Java
5 15 (4.87%) JavaScript
6 12 (3.90%) Python
6 12 (3.90%) T-SQL
7 8 (2.60%) Bash Shell
8 7 (2.27%) Perl
9 6 (1.95%) PHP
10 3 (0.97%) R
10 3 (0.97%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.65%) C
12 1 (0.32%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.32%) Ruby
12 1 (0.32%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (6.17%) Security Cleared
2 16 (5.19%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (2.60%) Degree
6 7 (2.27%) CISSP
7 6 (1.95%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.30%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 4 (1.30%) CCNA
8 4 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.30%) MCSE
9 3 (0.97%) CISM
10 2 (0.65%) CCNP
10 2 (0.65%) CCSP
10 2 (0.65%) CEH
10 2 (0.65%) CISA
10 2 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.65%) MCITP
10 2 (0.65%) PMP
10 2 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (2.27%) QA
3 5 (1.62%) GDPR
3 5 (1.62%) SLA
4 3 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.65%) PMO
6 1 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.32%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 271 (87.99%) Active Directory
2 50 (16.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.57%) Docker
3 11 (3.57%) Hyper-V
3 11 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (3.25%) XenApp
5 7 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (1.95%) Virtual Desktop
6 6 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (1.62%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.97%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 2 (0.65%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.32%) UAG
10 1 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 97 (31.49%) Microsoft Intune
2 47 (15.26%) SCCM
3 30 (9.74%) Single Sign-On
4 17 (5.52%) Terraform
5 13 (4.22%) Kubernetes
6 8 (2.60%) Ansible
6 8 (2.60%) SCOM
6 8 (2.60%) vMotion
7 5 (1.62%) AirWatch
7 5 (1.62%) WSUS
8 4 (1.30%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (1.30%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 3 (0.97%) HP ALM
9 3 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.65%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.65%) CASB
10 2 (0.65%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.65%) Jamf Pro
11 1 (0.32%) Nessus
11 1 (0.32%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 184 (59.74%) Microsoft
2 56 (18.18%) VMware
3 25 (8.12%) Citrix
4 22 (7.14%) Oracle
5 21 (6.82%) Cisco
6 17 (5.52%) McAfee
7 13 (4.22%) SAP
8 9 (2.92%) Red Hat
8 9 (2.92%) Samsung
9 8 (2.60%) HP
9 8 (2.60%) MuleSoft
9 8 (2.60%) Okta
9 8 (2.60%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (2.60%) ServiceNow
9 8 (2.60%) Symantec
10 7 (2.27%) Databricks
11 6 (1.95%) Cloudera
11 6 (1.95%) NetApp
11 6 (1.95%) Siebel
11 6 (1.95%) Sitecore