Period
to 11 April 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 11 April 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
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 199 266 291
Rank change year-on-year +67 +25 +243
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 544 534 830
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.30% 1.00% 0.94%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.81% 3.23% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 351 580
10th Percentile £300 £313 £335
25th Percentile £363 £373 £396
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -5.26%
75th Percentile £538 £574 £550
90th Percentile £600 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
10th Percentile £29.63 " "
25th Percentile £33.19 " £15.50
Median hourly rate £40.25 - £16.00
75th Percentile £47.19 " £17.50
90th Percentile £50.68 " £22.00
UK median hourly rate £47.50 - £16.00

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 14,269 16,511 24,682
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.17% 30.79% 27.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,262 11,735 17,437
10th Percentile £313 £288 £313
25th Percentile £406 £400 £409
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £588 £588 £575
90th Percentile £669 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 253 255 244
10th Percentile £12.05 £12.50 £11.08
25th Percentile £15.00 £16.50 £13.25
Median hourly rate £21.05 £20.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +5.25% +14.29% -7.01%
75th Percentile £38.38 £39.31 £25.00
90th Percentile £59.75 £61.15 £48.40
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% +14.29% -3.06%

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 11 April 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 11 April 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 11 April 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 +53 275 £475 - 78
South East +82 94 £475 - 21
North of England +20 58 £413 -8.33% 39
North West +33 46 £413 -8.33% 26
Midlands +17 38 £418 -16.08% 35
South West +54 36 £400 -23.81% 23
West Midlands -6 24 £425 -18.27% 28
East Midlands +37 13 £405 +32.79% 7
East of England +31 10 £205 -48.75% 15
Yorkshire +14 10 £506 +6.58% 8
North East +6 2 £525 +23.53% 5
Azure Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 11 April 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.

1 543 (99.82%) Azure
2 453 (83.27%) Active Directory
3 336 (61.76%) Microsoft
4 251 (46.14%) Windows
5 226 (41.54%) Microsoft 365
6 193 (35.48%) PowerShell
7 157 (28.86%) DevOps
8 131 (24.08%) Microsoft Intune
9 116 (21.32%) SharePoint
10 106 (19.49%) Windows Server
11 103 (18.93%) Agile Software Development
12 98 (18.01%) Migration
13 95 (17.46%) SQL Server
14 91 (16.73%) SQL
15 86 (15.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 83 (15.26%) Finance
17 82 (15.07%) VMware
18 80 (14.71%) Security Cleared
19 78 (14.34%) Windows 10
20 73 (13.42%) DNS
21 72 (13.24%) SC Cleared
22 69 (12.68%) .NET
23 67 (12.32%) VMware Infrastructure
24 64 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
25 63 (11.58%) SCCM
26 60 (11.03%) AWS
27 58 (10.66%) Identity Access Management
28 56 (10.29%) IaaS
28 56 (10.29%) SaaS
28 56 (10.29%) 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
1 116 (21.32%) SharePoint
2 27 (4.96%) MS Exchange
3 24 (4.41%) Skype for Business
4 9 (1.65%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (1.47%) IIS
6 7 (1.29%) Confluence
7 5 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.55%) Apache
8 3 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.18%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.18%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.18%) CMS
9 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.18%) nginx
9 1 (0.18%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.18%) SAS
9 1 (0.18%) Umbraco
Applications
1 28 (5.15%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.47%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (0.37%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.18%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 543 (99.82%) Azure
2 226 (41.54%) Microsoft 365
3 60 (11.03%) AWS
4 56 (10.29%) IaaS
4 56 (10.29%) SaaS
5 54 (9.93%) OneDrive
5 54 (9.93%) PaaS
6 53 (9.74%) Power Platform
7 16 (2.94%) AWS CloudFormation
8 15 (2.76%) Amazon GuardDuty
8 15 (2.76%) Serverless
9 14 (2.57%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 13 (2.39%) Boomi
11 11 (2.02%) Azure Functions
11 11 (2.02%) Logic Apps
12 10 (1.84%) PowerApps
13 9 (1.65%) Power Automate
14 6 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
14 6 (1.10%) GCP
15 5 (0.92%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 73 (13.42%) DNS
2 53 (9.74%) Firewall
3 47 (8.64%) VPN
4 35 (6.43%) DHCP
5 27 (4.96%) Skype
5 27 (4.96%) WAN
6 24 (4.41%) Network Security
7 23 (4.23%) Wi-Fi
8 19 (3.49%) SAN
9 15 (2.76%) TCP/IP
10 13 (2.39%) VLAN
10 13 (2.39%) VSAN
11 10 (1.84%) Ethernet
11 10 (1.84%) LAN
12 7 (1.29%) SMTP
13 5 (0.92%) DMZ
13 5 (0.92%) FTP
13 5 (0.92%) Kerberos
13 5 (0.92%) Unified Communications
14 4 (0.74%) DKIM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (17.46%) SQL Server
2 41 (7.54%) Power BI
3 17 (3.13%) Azure SQL Database
4 12 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (1.84%) Cosmos DB
5 10 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (1.47%) HBase
7 7 (1.29%) Hadoop
8 5 (0.92%) Data Lake
8 5 (0.92%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (0.74%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.74%) MySQL
10 3 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (0.55%) HDInsight
10 3 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.55%) Redis
10 3 (0.55%) SQLite
11 2 (0.37%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 34 (6.25%) Octopus Deploy
2 16 (2.94%) JIRA
3 14 (2.57%) Git (software)
4 10 (1.84%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.10%) GitLab
6 3 (0.55%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.55%) JMeter
6 3 (0.55%) Selenium
6 3 (0.55%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.37%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.37%) Gerrit
7 2 (0.37%) git-flow
7 2 (0.37%) Jasmine
7 2 (0.37%) JUnit
7 2 (0.37%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (0.37%) Moq
7 2 (0.37%) NUnit
7 2 (0.37%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.18%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.18%) Gradle
General
1 83 (15.26%) Finance
2 49 (9.01%) Public Sector
3 26 (4.78%) Telecoms
4 24 (4.41%) Manufacturing
5 21 (3.86%) Electronics
5 21 (3.86%) Marketing
6 16 (2.94%) Legal
7 9 (1.65%) Law
7 9 (1.65%) Publishing
8 6 (1.10%) Back Office
8 6 (1.10%) Banking
8 6 (1.10%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.92%) Front Office
10 3 (0.55%) Billing
10 3 (0.55%) Local Government
10 3 (0.55%) Retail
11 1 (0.18%) German Language
11 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 115 (21.14%) Architect
2 74 (13.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 70 (12.87%) Azure Engineer
4 64 (11.76%) Consultant
5 52 (9.56%) Developer
6 40 (7.35%) Office 365 Engineer
7 39 (7.17%) Cloud Architect
8 35 (6.43%) Azure Architect
9 27 (4.96%) DevOps Engineer
10 26 (4.78%) Solutions Architect
11 25 (4.60%) Analyst
12 24 (4.41%) Technical Leader
13 23 (4.23%) Infrastructure Architect
14 20 (3.68%) .NET Developer
14 20 (3.68%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 20 (3.68%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
15 19 (3.49%) Administrator
15 19 (3.49%) Cloud Engineer
15 19 (3.49%) Support Engineer
16 18 (3.31%) Office 365 Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (12.68%) .NET
2 45 (8.27%) ASP.NET
3 40 (7.35%) React
4 38 (6.99%) ASP.NET Core
5 35 (6.43%) AngularJS
6 30 (5.51%) SAML
7 26 (4.78%) .NET Core
8 22 (4.04%) Node.js
9 20 (3.68%) OAuth
9 20 (3.68%) OpenID
10 19 (3.49%) LDAP
11 18 (3.31%) JSON
12 17 (3.13%) XML
13 15 (2.76%) CSS
14 14 (2.57%) HTML
15 13 (2.39%) Web Services
16 12 (2.21%) SailPoint
17 11 (2.02%) Middleware
18 10 (1.84%) OAuth2
19 9 (1.65%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 40 (7.35%) Greenfield Project
2 37 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (4.78%) Cloud Native
4 20 (3.68%) Data Centre
4 20 (3.68%) PKI
5 15 (2.76%) Mobile App
5 15 (2.76%) Public Cloud
6 13 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (2.39%) Management Information System
7 12 (2.21%) Replication
8 11 (2.02%) Hybrid Cloud
8 11 (2.02%) User Experience
9 9 (1.65%) Smartcard
9 9 (1.65%) Social Media
10 6 (1.10%) Clustering
10 6 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (0.92%) Enterprise Cloud
12 4 (0.74%) Blackberry
12 4 (0.74%) NHS
13 3 (0.55%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 251 (46.14%) Windows
2 106 (19.49%) Windows Server
3 78 (14.34%) Windows 10
4 30 (5.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (5.33%) Linux
6 26 (4.78%) Android
7 24 (4.41%) Apple iOS
7 24 (4.41%) Windows Server 2016
8 20 (3.68%) Windows Mobile
8 20 (3.68%) Windows Server 2019
9 11 (2.02%) Ubuntu
10 9 (1.65%) Unix
11 8 (1.47%) Windows 7
12 6 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.92%) VMS
14 4 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.18%) CentOS
15 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.18%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (28.86%) DevOps
2 103 (18.93%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (18.01%) Migration
4 86 (15.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 64 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
6 58 (10.66%) Identity Access Management
7 45 (8.27%) ITIL
8 43 (7.90%) Continuous Integration
9 42 (7.72%) Identity Management
9 42 (7.72%) Mentoring
10 37 (6.80%) Infrastructure as Code
10 37 (6.80%) TDD
11 36 (6.62%) Analytics
12 35 (6.43%) Software Engineering
13 34 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
14 32 (5.88%) Multi-Factor Authentication
15 31 (5.70%) Scaled Agile Framework
16 30 (5.51%) Continuous Improvement
16 30 (5.51%) Information Security
17 27 (4.96%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 193 (35.48%) PowerShell
2 91 (16.73%) SQL
3 56 (10.29%) C#
4 52 (9.56%) JavaScript
5 31 (5.70%) TypeScript
6 21 (3.86%) Java
7 14 (2.57%) Python
7 14 (2.57%) T-SQL
8 7 (1.29%) Bash Shell
9 6 (1.10%) Ada
9 6 (1.10%) C
9 6 (1.10%) Ruby
10 5 (0.92%) ES6
11 4 (0.74%) VB
11 4 (0.74%) VBScript
12 3 (0.55%) Perl
12 3 (0.55%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.37%) Groovy
14 1 (0.18%) PHP
14 1 (0.18%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 80 (14.71%) Security Cleared
2 72 (13.24%) SC Cleared
3 25 (4.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (3.31%) Degree
5 15 (2.76%) MCSE
6 11 (2.02%) MCSA
7 9 (1.65%) CISSP
8 7 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.74%) CISM
10 3 (0.55%) MCP
10 3 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.55%) TOGAF Certification
11 2 (0.37%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 2 (0.37%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.37%) CRISC
11 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Certified Master
11 2 (0.37%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (7.54%) QA
2 14 (2.57%) SLA
3 8 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.37%) PMO
6 1 (0.18%) GDPR
6 1 (0.18%) NIST
System Software
1 453 (83.27%) Active Directory
2 67 (12.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (7.90%) Hyper-V
4 25 (4.60%) Microsoft App-V
5 15 (2.76%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
6 14 (2.57%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (2.57%) XenApp
7 13 (2.39%) Virtual Desktop
7 13 (2.39%) vSphere
8 12 (2.21%) Docker
9 10 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (1.84%) VMware NSX
10 8 (1.47%) HDFS
11 3 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.37%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.37%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.18%) LXC
13 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.18%) OpenAM
13 1 (0.18%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 131 (24.08%) Microsoft Intune
2 63 (11.58%) SCCM
3 53 (9.74%) Single Sign-On
3 53 (9.74%) Terraform
4 26 (4.78%) Ansible
5 19 (3.49%) Kubernetes
6 15 (2.76%) vCenter Server
7 9 (1.65%) SCOM
8 7 (1.29%) Packer
9 6 (1.10%) PowerCLI
10 4 (0.74%) FortiGate
10 4 (0.74%) WSUS
11 3 (0.55%) Jamf Pro
12 2 (0.37%) AirWatch
12 2 (0.37%) EMC VPLEX
12 2 (0.37%) Nessus
12 2 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (0.37%) Oracle Identity Manager
12 2 (0.37%) PingFederate
12 2 (0.37%) QRadar
Vendors
1 336 (61.76%) Microsoft
2 82 (15.07%) VMware
3 34 (6.25%) Dell
3 34 (6.25%) Oracle
4 32 (5.88%) Citrix
5 30 (5.51%) Cisco
6 29 (5.33%) SAP
7 24 (4.41%) Okta
8 14 (2.57%) Samsung
9 12 (2.21%) EMC
10 11 (2.02%) HP
10 11 (2.02%) ServiceNow
11 10 (1.84%) Google
12 9 (1.65%) Palo Alto
13 8 (1.47%) Apple
13 8 (1.47%) Databricks
13 8 (1.47%) Intapp
14 7 (1.29%) CyberArk
14 7 (1.29%) SolarWinds
15 6 (1.10%) McAfee