Period
to 17 September 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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 214 260 267
Rank change year-on-year +46 +7 +172
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 804 261 847
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.27% 0.99% 1.04%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.56% 3.10% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 585 170 583
10th Percentile £306 £313 £313
25th Percentile £400 £388 £385
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £478 £465
Median % change year-on-year +4.71% +2.69% +3.33%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £666 £613 £613
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £465
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 3
10th Percentile £18.05 " £54.30
25th Percentile £20.69 " £63.00
Median hourly rate £56.00 - £80.00
75th Percentile £79.94 " £82.50
90th Percentile £81.38 " "
UK median hourly rate £70.75 - £80.00

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 22,556 8,422 24,099
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.52% 31.97% 29.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,301 5,990 16,821
10th Percentile £325 £315 £300
25th Percentile £425 £411 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £588
90th Percentile £700 £688 £663
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 112 325
10th Percentile £12.25 £14.04 £13.00
25th Percentile £14.09 £16.69 £15.25
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.92 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.39% -0.39% +20.00%
75th Percentile £39.53 £43.00 £40.75
90th Percentile £65.43 £55.00 £66.50
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £20.92 £20.50
% change year-on-year +0.39% +2.04% +17.14%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 17 September 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 -4 440 £525 +5.00% 95
South East -13 102 £487 +8.22% 56
North of England -26 72 £450 +28.57% 65
Midlands -30 61 £488 -11.36% 41
South West -16 44 £498 +8.36% 20
North West -32 42 £500 +33.33% 34
West Midlands -39 32 £500 -4.76% 29
East Midlands -18 26 £425 -29.17% 12
Yorkshire -23 26 £375 -21.05% 19
East of England -27 18 £400 -5.88% 28
North East -13 4 £331 +1.92% 12
Azure Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 797 (99.13%) Azure
2 687 (85.45%) Active Directory
3 468 (58.21%) Microsoft
4 390 (48.51%) Microsoft 365
5 327 (40.67%) Windows
6 260 (32.34%) PowerShell
7 201 (25.00%) DevOps
8 185 (23.01%) Microsoft Intune
9 161 (20.02%) Social Skills
10 151 (18.78%) Agile Software Development
11 143 (17.79%) Migration
12 139 (17.29%) SharePoint
13 133 (16.54%) Windows Server
14 132 (16.42%) SQL
15 131 (16.29%) Finance
16 114 (14.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 111 (13.81%) VMware
17 111 (13.81%) SCCM
18 110 (13.68%) Windows 10
18 110 (13.68%) AWS
19 106 (13.18%) DNS
20 95 (11.82%) IaaS
21 89 (11.07%) PaaS
21 89 (11.07%) Single Sign-On
22 88 (10.95%) Active Directory Federation Services
23 85 (10.57%) Firewall
24 83 (10.32%) C#
24 83 (10.32%) SaaS
25 81 (10.07%) Identity Access Management
26 80 (9.95%) SQL Server

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
1 139 (17.29%) SharePoint
2 29 (3.61%) MS Exchange
3 20 (2.49%) Skype for Business
4 16 (1.99%) Confluence
5 15 (1.87%) Apache Spark
6 9 (1.12%) Apache
7 7 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (0.75%) Apache Pig
8 6 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (0.75%) nginx
8 6 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (0.62%) IIS
9 5 (0.62%) SAS
10 4 (0.50%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (0.25%) Documentum
11 2 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.12%) IBM HTTP Server
12 1 (0.12%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 51 (6.34%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.12%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.25%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.12%) Figma
Business Applications
1 7 (0.87%) Sentinel
2 4 (0.50%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.12%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.12%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 797 (99.13%) Azure
2 390 (48.51%) Microsoft 365
3 110 (13.68%) AWS
4 95 (11.82%) IaaS
5 89 (11.07%) PaaS
6 83 (10.32%) SaaS
7 80 (9.95%) Power Platform
8 72 (8.96%) OneDrive
9 55 (6.84%) Serverless
10 42 (5.22%) Azure Storage
11 41 (5.10%) PowerApps
12 39 (4.85%) Azure Key Vault
13 38 (4.73%) Azure Functions
14 36 (4.48%) Azure Data Factory
15 35 (4.35%) Azure Service Bus
16 33 (4.10%) Power Automate
17 28 (3.48%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 28 (3.48%) Azure Logic Apps
18 27 (3.36%) Azure Cosmos DB
19 22 (2.74%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 106 (13.18%) DNS
2 85 (10.57%) Firewall
3 56 (6.97%) VPN
4 54 (6.72%) DHCP
5 31 (3.86%) WAN
6 30 (3.73%) Skype
7 24 (2.99%) SAN
8 20 (2.49%) Network Security
9 19 (2.36%) LAN
10 17 (2.11%) Internet
11 15 (1.87%) Wi-Fi
12 14 (1.74%) SMTP
13 11 (1.37%) VLAN
14 10 (1.24%) DKIM
14 10 (1.24%) DMARC
14 10 (1.24%) FTP
14 10 (1.24%) Unified Communications
14 10 (1.24%) Wireless
15 9 (1.12%) SSL
15 9 (1.12%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (9.95%) SQL Server
2 55 (6.84%) Azure SQL Database
3 50 (6.22%) Power BI
4 41 (5.10%) Data Lake
5 19 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (1.74%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 14 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (1.62%) Big Data
9 12 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
10 11 (1.37%) MySQL
10 11 (1.37%) Relational Database
11 10 (1.24%) Hadoop
12 8 (1.00%) Metadata
12 8 (1.00%) MongoDB
12 8 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (0.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 6 (0.75%) Redis
14 6 (0.75%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 42 (5.22%) Git (software)
2 30 (3.73%) JIRA
3 17 (2.11%) Visual Studio
4 16 (1.99%) Jenkins
5 12 (1.49%) SonarQube
6 6 (0.75%) MSI
6 6 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (0.62%) kappa
7 5 (0.62%) NUnit
8 4 (0.50%) Cucumber
8 4 (0.50%) Jasmine
8 4 (0.50%) Karma Test Runner
8 4 (0.50%) Moq
8 4 (0.50%) PowerDesigner
8 4 (0.50%) Robot Framework
8 4 (0.50%) Selenium
8 4 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.37%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.37%) Gradle
General
1 161 (20.02%) Social Skills
2 131 (16.29%) Finance
3 62 (7.71%) Public Sector
4 47 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (3.11%) Organisational Skills
6 24 (2.99%) Documentation Skills
7 21 (2.61%) Marketing
8 19 (2.36%) Banking
8 19 (2.36%) Telecoms
9 18 (2.24%) Manufacturing
10 17 (2.11%) Electronics
11 9 (1.12%) Digital Economy
12 8 (1.00%) Financial Institution
12 8 (1.00%) Influencing Skills
13 7 (0.87%) Investment Banking
13 7 (0.87%) Legal
13 7 (0.87%) Publishing
14 6 (0.75%) Billing
14 6 (0.75%) Local Government
15 5 (0.62%) Law
Job Titles
1 174 (21.64%) Architect
2 131 (16.29%) Azure Engineer
3 104 (12.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 74 (9.20%) Developer
5 73 (9.08%) Consultant
6 56 (6.97%) Azure Architect
7 46 (5.72%) Cloud Architect
8 45 (5.60%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
9 39 (4.85%) Analyst
10 38 (4.73%) Cloud Engineer
10 38 (4.73%) Solutions Architect
11 34 (4.23%) Microsoft 365 Architect
12 33 (4.10%) Support Engineer
13 31 (3.86%) DevOps Engineer
14 28 (3.48%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
15 27 (3.36%) Azure Consultant
15 27 (3.36%) Microsoft 365 Consultant
16 25 (3.11%) Azure Developer
16 25 (3.11%) Security Architect
16 25 (3.11%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (9.58%) .NET
2 71 (8.83%) SAML
3 45 (5.60%) OAuth
4 37 (4.60%) OpenID
5 35 (4.35%) LDAP
6 32 (3.98%) .NET Framework
7 31 (3.86%) AngularJS
7 31 (3.86%) ASP.NET
8 29 (3.61%) Entity Framework
9 28 (3.48%) .NET Core
10 26 (3.23%) ARM Templates
10 26 (3.23%) JSON
10 26 (3.23%) RESTful
11 25 (3.11%) REST
12 22 (2.74%) ASP.NET Web API
12 22 (2.74%) CSS
13 21 (2.61%) HTML
14 20 (2.49%) Web Services
15 19 (2.36%) Kafka
16 17 (2.11%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 33 (4.10%) Data Centre
2 32 (3.98%) Cloud Native
3 26 (3.23%) PKI
4 22 (2.74%) Management Information System
4 22 (2.74%) Public Cloud
5 19 (2.36%) Data Protection Act
5 19 (2.36%) Greenfield Project
6 16 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
7 14 (1.74%) Mobile App
8 13 (1.62%) Hybrid Cloud
8 13 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
9 12 (1.49%) User Experience
10 10 (1.24%) Replication
11 8 (1.00%) Blackberry
11 8 (1.00%) Data Structures
11 8 (1.00%) Driving Licence
11 8 (1.00%) NHS
11 8 (1.00%) Social Media
12 7 (0.87%) Legacy Applications
12 7 (0.87%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 327 (40.67%) Windows
2 133 (16.54%) Windows Server
3 110 (13.68%) Windows 10
4 53 (6.59%) Linux
4 53 (6.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (4.85%) Windows Server 2019
6 38 (4.73%) Windows Server 2016
7 29 (3.61%) Apple iOS
8 27 (3.36%) Android
9 16 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (1.62%) Mac OS
10 13 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (1.49%) Unix
12 10 (1.24%) Windows Mobile
13 8 (1.00%) VMS
14 6 (0.75%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (0.50%) Windows 7
16 3 (0.37%) Debian
16 3 (0.37%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (25.00%) DevOps
2 151 (18.78%) Agile Software Development
3 143 (17.79%) Migration
4 114 (14.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 81 (10.07%) Identity Access Management
6 68 (8.46%) Business Intelligence
7 63 (7.84%) ITIL
8 61 (7.59%) Identity Management
9 59 (7.34%) Analytics
10 48 (5.97%) Problem-Solving
11 44 (5.47%) B2C
12 40 (4.98%) Project Delivery
12 40 (4.98%) Scrum
13 39 (4.85%) Multi-Factor Authentication
14 37 (4.60%) Cybersecurity
15 35 (4.35%) Microservices
16 33 (4.10%) Continuous Integration
17 32 (3.98%) Configuration Management
17 32 (3.98%) Information Security
18 31 (3.86%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 260 (32.34%) PowerShell
2 132 (16.42%) SQL
3 83 (10.32%) C#
4 64 (7.96%) JavaScript
5 52 (6.47%) Python
6 31 (3.86%) Java
7 23 (2.86%) C
8 21 (2.61%) T-SQL
9 20 (2.49%) TypeScript
10 19 (2.36%) Bash Shell
11 11 (1.37%) Perl
12 6 (0.75%) PHP
12 6 (0.75%) PL/SQL
12 6 (0.75%) VB
13 5 (0.62%) Go
13 5 (0.62%) R
14 4 (0.50%) Ruby
14 4 (0.50%) Scala
15 3 (0.37%) VBA
16 2 (0.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 60 (7.46%) Security Cleared
2 51 (6.34%) Microsoft Certification
3 50 (6.22%) SC Cleared
4 38 (4.73%) Degree
5 15 (1.87%) MCSE
6 14 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (1.37%) CCNA
7 11 (1.37%) MCSA
8 10 (1.24%) DBS Check
8 10 (1.24%) MCP
9 6 (0.75%) CISM
9 6 (0.75%) CISSP
9 6 (0.75%) MCITP
9 6 (0.75%) TOGAF Certification
9 6 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (0.50%) CCNP
10 4 (0.50%) MCTS
11 3 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.61%) QA
2 26 (3.23%) GDPR
3 20 (2.49%) NIST
4 12 (1.49%) SLA
5 11 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (1.12%) NCSC
7 7 (0.87%) COBIT
8 4 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 4 (0.50%) SOC 2
9 3 (0.37%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.25%) NIST 800
10 2 (0.25%) PMO
10 2 (0.25%) PSD2
11 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.12%) FISMA
11 1 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.12%) GxP
System Software
1 687 (85.45%) Active Directory
2 71 (8.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (5.35%) Docker
4 38 (4.73%) Virtual Desktop
5 35 (4.35%) Hyper-V
6 33 (4.10%) Virtual Machines
7 27 (3.36%) Microsoft App-V
7 27 (3.36%) XenApp
8 23 (2.86%) OpenAM
9 20 (2.49%) VMware ESXi
10 15 (1.87%) XenDesktop
11 8 (1.00%) vSphere
12 4 (0.50%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.37%) VMware NSX
14 2 (0.25%) HDFS
14 2 (0.25%) OpenDJ
14 2 (0.25%) Sendmail
14 2 (0.25%) Terminal Services
15 1 (0.12%) NFS
Systems Management
1 185 (23.01%) Microsoft Intune
2 111 (13.81%) SCCM
3 89 (11.07%) Single Sign-On
4 88 (10.95%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 70 (8.71%) Kubernetes
6 68 (8.46%) Terraform
7 36 (4.48%) Ansible
8 13 (1.62%) FortiGate
8 13 (1.62%) Puppet
9 11 (1.37%) Jamf Pro
9 11 (1.37%) vCenter Server
10 9 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
11 7 (0.87%) SCOM
12 5 (0.62%) PowerCLI
13 4 (0.50%) AirWatch
13 4 (0.50%) FreeIPA
13 4 (0.50%) Kibana
13 4 (0.50%) logstash
13 4 (0.50%) NetBackup
13 4 (0.50%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 468 (58.21%) Microsoft
2 111 (13.81%) VMware
3 68 (8.46%) Citrix
4 44 (5.47%) Cisco
5 38 (4.73%) Oracle
6 36 (4.48%) SAP
7 32 (3.98%) Okta
8 30 (3.73%) Databricks
9 29 (3.61%) ForgeRock
10 28 (3.48%) HP
11 26 (3.23%) CyberArk
12 19 (2.36%) Ivanti
13 16 (1.99%) NetApp
14 15 (1.87%) Apple
14 15 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
15 14 (1.74%) Palo Alto
16 13 (1.62%) Red Hat
17 12 (1.49%) CheckPoint
17 12 (1.49%) Cloudera
17 12 (1.49%) Samsung