Period
to 15 June 2021

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 15 June 2021 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
15 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 205 281 268
Rank change year-on-year +76 -13 +256
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 635 367 844
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.30% 0.94% 1.02%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.74% 3.02% 3.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 439 257 587
10th Percentile £294 £313 £325
25th Percentile £375 £370 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £465
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -3.23% +3.33%
75th Percentile £575 £550 £566
90th Percentile £652 £603 £634
UK median daily rate £485 £450 £465
% change year-on-year +7.78% -3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
10th Percentile £16.87 " £17.35
25th Percentile £17.76 " £18.63
Median hourly rate £31.50 - £21.00
75th Percentile £56.38 " £23.13
90th Percentile £63.80 " £24.25
UK median hourly rate £46.00 - £21.00

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 16,998 12,151 23,553
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.67% 31.16% 28.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,235 8,705 16,524
10th Percentile £325 £313 £313
25th Percentile £413 £406 £410
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £505 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +1.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £600 £600 £588
90th Percentile £681 £688 £663
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 277 181 259
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.75 £12.25
25th Percentile £14.00 £16.50 £14.93
Median hourly rate £20.94 £20.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +4.68% - +6.67%
75th Percentile £38.00 £34.75 £36.00
90th Percentile £62.25 £55.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £21.05 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.25% - +14.29%

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 15 June 2021.

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 15 June 2021.

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 15 June 2021. 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 +50 337 £488 +2.63% 93
South East +47 86 £488 -2.50% 35
Midlands -4 47 £425 -22.73% 20
North of England -17 47 £450 +5.88% 40
South West +35 44 £467 +2.64% 19
North West +3 28 £450 +5.88% 19
West Midlands -18 26 £376 -31.59% 13
East Midlands +17 20 £425 -6.08% 7
East of England +8 18 £255 -38.18% 13
Yorkshire +4 15 £425 -8.11% 18
North East -6 4 £356 -10.38% 3
Azure Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 15 June 2021, 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.

1 630 (99.21%) Azure
2 525 (82.68%) Active Directory
3 370 (58.27%) Microsoft
4 271 (42.68%) Windows
5 260 (40.94%) Microsoft 365
6 237 (37.32%) PowerShell
7 173 (27.24%) DevOps
8 151 (23.78%) Social Skills
9 146 (22.99%) Microsoft Intune
10 122 (19.21%) SharePoint
11 112 (17.64%) Agile Software Development
12 109 (17.17%) Windows Server
13 108 (17.01%) Migration
14 101 (15.91%) Windows 10
15 91 (14.33%) VMware
16 90 (14.17%) SQL
17 88 (13.86%) Finance
18 87 (13.70%) DNS
18 87 (13.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 84 (13.23%) .NET
20 83 (13.07%) SCCM
21 82 (12.91%) SQL Server
22 78 (12.28%) IaaS
23 76 (11.97%) JavaScript
23 76 (11.97%) PaaS
24 75 (11.81%) Power Platform
25 74 (11.65%) AWS
25 74 (11.65%) Business Intelligence
26 70 (11.02%) Identity Access Management
27 69 (10.87%) C#

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
1 122 (19.21%) SharePoint
2 34 (5.35%) MS Exchange
3 27 (4.25%) Skype for Business
4 10 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (0.79%) SAS
6 4 (0.63%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.47%) Apache
7 3 (0.47%) Confluence
7 3 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.31%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.31%) Documentum
8 2 (0.31%) IIS
9 1 (0.16%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (0.16%) nginx
9 1 (0.16%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Fuse
9 1 (0.16%) Umbraco
Applications
1 39 (6.14%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.16%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 630 (99.21%) Azure
2 260 (40.94%) Microsoft 365
3 78 (12.28%) IaaS
4 76 (11.97%) PaaS
5 75 (11.81%) Power Platform
6 74 (11.65%) AWS
7 67 (10.55%) SaaS
8 53 (8.35%) OneDrive
9 32 (5.04%) Serverless
10 27 (4.25%) Azure Key Vault
11 24 (3.78%) Azure Service Bus
12 23 (3.62%) Azure Functions
13 22 (3.46%) PowerApps
14 19 (2.99%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 19 (2.99%) Azure Logic Apps
15 17 (2.68%) Azure Data Factory
16 16 (2.52%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 16 (2.52%) Azure Sentinel
16 16 (2.52%) Power Automate
17 15 (2.36%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 87 (13.70%) DNS
2 51 (8.03%) Firewall
3 45 (7.09%) DHCP
3 45 (7.09%) VPN
4 32 (5.04%) Skype
5 22 (3.46%) Wi-Fi
6 20 (3.15%) WAN
7 19 (2.99%) Network Security
8 14 (2.20%) SAN
9 11 (1.73%) LAN
10 9 (1.42%) TCP/IP
11 8 (1.26%) SMTP
11 8 (1.26%) Unified Communications
12 7 (1.10%) FTP
12 7 (1.10%) Kerberos
13 6 (0.94%) Internet
13 6 (0.94%) NetScaler
13 6 (0.94%) VoIP
13 6 (0.94%) VSAN
14 5 (0.79%) DKIM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (12.91%) SQL Server
2 52 (8.19%) Power BI
3 30 (4.72%) Azure SQL Database
4 22 (3.46%) Data Lake
5 13 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (1.57%) MySQL
9 9 (1.42%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 7 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (0.94%) Big Data
12 5 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (0.63%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.63%) HDInsight
13 4 (0.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 4 (0.63%) MongoDB
13 4 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (0.63%) Redis
14 3 (0.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (5.51%) Octopus Deploy
2 19 (2.99%) Git (software)
3 13 (2.05%) Jenkins
4 12 (1.89%) JIRA
4 12 (1.89%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.63%) GitLab
5 4 (0.63%) Jasmine
5 4 (0.63%) Karma Test Runner
5 4 (0.63%) Moq
5 4 (0.63%) NUnit
6 3 (0.47%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.47%) JMeter
6 3 (0.47%) kappa
6 3 (0.47%) MSI
6 3 (0.47%) Selenium
6 3 (0.47%) SonarQube
6 3 (0.47%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.31%) JUnit
7 2 (0.31%) Maven
7 2 (0.31%) TeamCity
General
1 151 (23.78%) Social Skills
2 88 (13.86%) Finance
3 59 (9.29%) Public Sector
4 49 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (3.78%) Telecoms
6 23 (3.62%) Manufacturing
7 21 (3.31%) Electronics
7 21 (3.31%) Marketing
8 20 (3.15%) Documentation Skills
9 11 (1.73%) Publishing
10 10 (1.57%) Legal
10 10 (1.57%) Organisational Skills
11 7 (1.10%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.94%) Law
13 5 (0.79%) Banking
14 4 (0.63%) Billing
14 4 (0.63%) Influencing Skills
15 3 (0.47%) Digital Economy
15 3 (0.47%) Local Government
16 2 (0.31%) Retail
Job Titles
1 146 (22.99%) Architect
2 90 (14.17%) Azure Engineer
3 77 (12.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 68 (10.71%) Developer
5 63 (9.92%) Consultant
6 46 (7.24%) Azure Architect
7 42 (6.61%) Cloud Architect
7 42 (6.61%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
8 35 (5.51%) Solutions Architect
9 31 (4.88%) Analyst
10 29 (4.57%) DevOps Engineer
11 26 (4.09%) Cloud Engineer
12 25 (3.94%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 25 (3.94%) Infrastructure Architect
13 24 (3.78%) Support Engineer
14 23 (3.62%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
14 23 (3.62%) Security Architect
14 23 (3.62%) Technical Leader
15 20 (3.15%) Active Directory Engineer
15 20 (3.15%) Microsoft 365 Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (13.23%) .NET
2 49 (7.72%) AngularJS
2 49 (7.72%) SAML
3 47 (7.40%) ASP.NET
4 40 (6.30%) React
5 38 (5.98%) OAuth
6 35 (5.51%) ASP.NET Core
7 34 (5.35%) LDAP
7 34 (5.35%) OpenID
8 25 (3.94%) .NET Core
9 22 (3.46%) CSS
9 22 (3.46%) HTML
9 22 (3.46%) JSON
9 22 (3.46%) Node.js
10 20 (3.15%) REST
10 20 (3.15%) Web Services
11 19 (2.99%) RESTful
12 17 (2.68%) SailPoint
13 16 (2.52%) ASP.NET Web API
14 15 (2.36%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 40 (6.30%) Greenfield Project
2 29 (4.57%) Data Centre
3 27 (4.25%) Cloud Native
4 22 (3.46%) PKI
5 20 (3.15%) Enterprise Software
6 18 (2.83%) Public Cloud
7 13 (2.05%) Management Information System
8 12 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
8 12 (1.89%) Mobile App
9 11 (1.73%) Social Media
9 11 (1.73%) User Experience
10 10 (1.57%) Replication
11 7 (1.10%) Clustering
12 6 (0.94%) NHS
13 5 (0.79%) Data Structures
13 5 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
14 4 (0.63%) Algorithms
15 3 (0.47%) Driving Licence
15 3 (0.47%) Mainframe
15 3 (0.47%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 271 (42.68%) Windows
2 109 (17.17%) Windows Server
3 101 (15.91%) Windows 10
4 37 (5.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 33 (5.20%) Apple iOS
6 32 (5.04%) Android
7 30 (4.72%) Windows Server 2016
8 29 (4.57%) Linux
8 29 (4.57%) Windows Server 2019
9 19 (2.99%) Windows Mobile
10 9 (1.42%) VMS
10 9 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (1.26%) Unix
12 4 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.63%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.47%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.31%) Debian
15 1 (0.16%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (27.24%) DevOps
2 112 (17.64%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (17.01%) Migration
4 87 (13.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 74 (11.65%) Business Intelligence
6 70 (11.02%) Identity Access Management
7 51 (8.03%) Analytics
8 48 (7.56%) Continuous Integration
9 45 (7.09%) Mentoring
9 45 (7.09%) TDD
10 41 (6.46%) Identity Management
11 37 (5.83%) Software Engineering
12 36 (5.67%) ITIL
13 35 (5.51%) Continuous Improvement
13 35 (5.51%) Problem-Solving
14 34 (5.35%) B2C
14 34 (5.35%) Information Security
14 34 (5.35%) Infrastructure as Code
14 34 (5.35%) Scaled Agile Framework
15 32 (5.04%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 237 (37.32%) PowerShell
2 90 (14.17%) SQL
3 76 (11.97%) JavaScript
4 69 (10.87%) C#
5 38 (5.98%) TypeScript
6 33 (5.20%) Java
7 28 (4.41%) Python
8 15 (2.36%) Bash Shell
9 14 (2.20%) C
10 13 (2.05%) T-SQL
11 6 (0.94%) Ada
11 6 (0.94%) VB
12 5 (0.79%) ES6
13 4 (0.63%) VBScript
14 3 (0.47%) Perl
14 3 (0.47%) Ruby
15 2 (0.31%) Java 8
15 2 (0.31%) PHP
16 1 (0.16%) ES7
16 1 (0.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 54 (8.50%) Security Cleared
2 49 (7.72%) SC Cleared
3 26 (4.09%) Degree
4 25 (3.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (1.73%) MCSE
6 10 (1.57%) MCSA
7 7 (1.10%) TOGAF Certification
8 6 (0.94%) CISSP
9 5 (0.79%) CISM
9 5 (0.79%) DBS Check
9 5 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.47%) MCP
11 2 (0.31%) CISA
11 2 (0.31%) CompTIA Security+
11 2 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.31%) PMP
11 2 (0.31%) SANS
11 2 (0.31%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (6.46%) QA
2 12 (1.89%) GDPR
2 12 (1.89%) NIST
3 10 (1.57%) SLA
4 6 (0.94%) NCSC
5 5 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.31%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.31%) PMO
7 2 (0.31%) PSD2
7 2 (0.31%) SOC 2
8 1 (0.16%) COBIT
8 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.16%) FISMA
System Software
1 525 (82.68%) Active Directory
2 65 (10.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (7.09%) Hyper-V
4 27 (4.25%) Microsoft App-V
5 25 (3.94%) XenApp
6 21 (3.31%) Docker
7 18 (2.83%) Virtual Desktop
8 13 (2.05%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (1.73%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (1.57%) XenDesktop
11 8 (1.26%) vSphere
12 7 (1.10%) OpenAM
13 3 (0.47%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
13 3 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.47%) VMware NSX
14 2 (0.31%) HDFS
14 2 (0.31%) Sendmail
14 2 (0.31%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
15 1 (0.16%) NFS
Systems Management
1 146 (22.99%) Microsoft Intune
2 83 (13.07%) SCCM
3 59 (9.29%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 55 (8.66%) Single Sign-On
5 53 (8.35%) Terraform
6 28 (4.41%) Kubernetes
7 27 (4.25%) Ansible
8 11 (1.73%) vCenter Server
9 9 (1.42%) SCOM
10 6 (0.94%) FortiGate
11 5 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (0.79%) Packer
11 5 (0.79%) Puppet
12 4 (0.63%) FreeIPA
12 4 (0.63%) NetBackup
13 3 (0.47%) PingFederate
13 3 (0.47%) PowerCLI
13 3 (0.47%) WSUS
14 2 (0.31%) CASB
14 2 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 370 (58.27%) Microsoft
2 91 (14.33%) VMware
3 50 (7.87%) Citrix
4 37 (5.83%) Oracle
5 36 (5.67%) Okta
6 31 (4.88%) SAP
7 26 (4.09%) Cisco
8 22 (3.46%) CyberArk
9 21 (3.31%) Dell
10 19 (2.99%) Databricks
11 15 (2.36%) Samsung
12 13 (2.05%) Google
12 13 (2.05%) HP
13 12 (1.89%) ForgeRock
13 12 (1.89%) ServiceNow
14 11 (1.73%) Ivanti
15 8 (1.26%) CheckPoint
16 7 (1.10%) Apple
16 7 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
16 7 (1.10%) SolarWinds