Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 229 241 322
Rank change year-on-year +12 +81 +212
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 375 702 730
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.11% 1.07% 0.80%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.37% 3.53% 3.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 484 547
Median daily rate £450 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +2.70% +0.54%
10th Percentile £302 £313 £313
90th Percentile £588 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £465
% change year-on-year -5.26% +2.15% +0.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 5
Median hourly rate £40.25 £80.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.69% +400.00% -4.48%
10th Percentile £27.25 £60.10 £15.50
90th Percentile £53.00 £82.50 £32.10
UK median hourly rate £49.75 £80.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -37.81% +400.00% -4.48%

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 11,112 19,881 23,430
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.87% 30.22% 25.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,926 14,001 16,631
Median daily rate £488 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £303 £280 £305
90th Percentile £661 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £495 £490 £495
% change year-on-year +1.02% -1.01% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 288 284
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +14.29% -2.78%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.43 £11.25
90th Percentile £60.00 £74.65 £42.50
Median hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +15.38% +11.43% -2.78%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +46 198 £475 - 60
South East +43 66 £450 -8.63% 18
North of England +39 46 £375 -16.67% 26
North West +70 35 £375 -21.05% 19
Midlands +34 22 £475 +18.75% 20
South West +57 21 £375 -29.25% 12
West Midlands +25 19 £475 - 8
Yorkshire +8 10 £613 +19.51% 6
East of England +61 5 £375 - 9
East Midlands +38 3 £438 +44.63% 10
North East +14 1 £300 -29.41% 1
Azure Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 373 (99.47%) Azure
2 318 (84.80%) Active Directory
3 246 (65.60%) Microsoft
4 177 (47.20%) Windows
4 177 (47.20%) Office 365
5 112 (29.87%) PowerShell
6 99 (26.40%) DevOps
7 89 (23.73%) Microsoft Intune
8 80 (21.33%) SharePoint
9 73 (19.47%) Security Cleared
10 72 (19.20%) Finance
11 71 (18.93%) Migration
11 71 (18.93%) SQL
12 67 (17.87%) SQL Server
12 67 (17.87%) SC Cleared
13 66 (17.60%) Windows Server
14 64 (17.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 54 (14.40%) Agile Software Development
16 52 (13.87%) DNS
16 52 (13.87%) SCCM
17 51 (13.60%) Firewall
18 49 (13.07%) VMware
18 49 (13.07%) OneDrive
19 47 (12.53%) Windows 10
20 42 (11.20%) VPN
21 41 (10.93%) Identity Access Management
21 41 (10.93%) Single Sign-On
22 40 (10.67%) ITIL
23 39 (10.40%) Identity Management
24 36 (9.60%) VMware Infrastructure

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 80 (21.33%) SharePoint
2 24 (6.40%) Skype for Business
3 19 (5.07%) MS Exchange
4 13 (3.47%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (2.40%) IIS
6 8 (2.13%) Confluence
6 8 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.53%) CMS
9 1 (0.27%) Apache
9 1 (0.27%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.27%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (0.27%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Fuse
9 1 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 20 (5.33%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.07%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.53%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 373 (99.47%) Azure
2 177 (47.20%) Office 365
3 49 (13.07%) OneDrive
4 33 (8.80%) AWS
4 33 (8.80%) SaaS
5 30 (8.00%) PaaS
6 28 (7.47%) IaaS
6 28 (7.47%) Power Platform
7 12 (3.20%) Power Automate
8 11 (2.93%) AWS CloudFormation
8 11 (2.93%) Logic Apps
8 11 (2.93%) Serverless
9 9 (2.40%) PowerApps
10 8 (2.13%) Amazon GuardDuty
11 7 (1.87%) Yammer
12 6 (1.60%) Azure Data Factory
12 6 (1.60%) Azure Functions
13 5 (1.33%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 4 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
15 3 (0.80%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 52 (13.87%) DNS
2 51 (13.60%) Firewall
3 42 (11.20%) VPN
4 31 (8.27%) WAN
5 26 (6.93%) Skype
6 22 (5.87%) Network Security
7 21 (5.60%) DHCP
7 21 (5.60%) Wi-Fi
8 19 (5.07%) SAN
9 15 (4.00%) VSAN
10 14 (3.73%) TCP/IP
11 12 (3.20%) Ethernet
11 12 (3.20%) LAN
11 12 (3.20%) VLAN
12 5 (1.33%) DMZ
13 4 (1.07%) Internet
13 4 (1.07%) Wireless
14 3 (0.80%) HTTP
14 3 (0.80%) Remote Desktop
14 3 (0.80%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (17.87%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.07%) Azure SQL Database
3 15 (4.00%) Power BI
4 10 (2.67%) Cosmos DB
4 10 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (2.40%) HBase
6 8 (2.13%) Hadoop
6 8 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (1.87%) Data Lake
8 5 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.07%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.80%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.80%) PolyBase
11 2 (0.53%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.53%) Redis
11 2 (0.53%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2016
12 1 (0.27%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 14 (3.73%) JIRA
2 5 (1.33%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.33%) GitLab
2 5 (1.33%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.07%) Hudson
3 4 (1.07%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (1.07%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.80%) Bitbucket
4 3 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (0.53%) Artifactory
5 2 (0.53%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.27%) Gradle
6 1 (0.27%) Maven
6 1 (0.27%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.27%) MSI
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.27%) Xcode
General
1 72 (19.20%) Finance
2 35 (9.33%) Public Sector
3 20 (5.33%) Telecoms
4 17 (4.53%) Manufacturing
5 16 (4.27%) Legal
6 13 (3.47%) Electronics
6 13 (3.47%) Marketing
7 9 (2.40%) Banking
8 8 (2.13%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.33%) Back Office
9 5 (1.33%) Law
10 4 (1.07%) Front Office
10 4 (1.07%) German Language
10 4 (1.07%) Local Government
10 4 (1.07%) Publishing
11 3 (0.80%) Retail
12 1 (0.27%) Automotive
12 1 (0.27%) Billing
12 1 (0.27%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 78 (20.80%) Architect
2 56 (14.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 49 (13.07%) Consultant
4 42 (11.20%) Azure Engineer
5 31 (8.27%) Azure Architect
6 29 (7.73%) Office 365 Engineer
7 25 (6.67%) Developer
8 21 (5.60%) Solutions Architect
9 19 (5.07%) Administrator
10 18 (4.80%) Cloud Architect
11 17 (4.53%) Cloud Engineer
12 16 (4.27%) Analyst
13 14 (3.73%) Office 365 Consultant
14 13 (3.47%) .NET Developer
14 13 (3.47%) DevOps Engineer
15 11 (2.93%) Active Directory Engineer
16 10 (2.67%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
16 10 (2.67%) Infrastructure Architect
16 10 (2.67%) Office 365 Architect
16 10 (2.67%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (6.93%) .NET
2 23 (6.13%) SAML
3 15 (4.00%) ASP.NET
4 14 (3.73%) .NET Core
5 12 (3.20%) OAuth
6 11 (2.93%) ASP.NET Core
7 10 (2.67%) LDAP
8 9 (2.40%) Node.js
9 8 (2.13%) OpenID
9 8 (2.13%) XML
10 7 (1.87%) JSON
10 7 (1.87%) React
11 6 (1.60%) OAuth2
12 5 (1.33%) ASP.NET Web API
12 5 (1.33%) SailPoint
13 4 (1.07%) Entity Framework
13 4 (1.07%) Express
14 3 (0.80%) AngularJS
14 3 (0.80%) WPF
14 3 (0.80%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.27%) Greenfield Project
3 14 (3.73%) Cloud Native
3 14 (3.73%) Management Information System
4 13 (3.47%) Hybrid Cloud
5 12 (3.20%) Data Centre
5 12 (3.20%) Mobile App
6 10 (2.67%) Replication
6 10 (2.67%) Smartcard
7 9 (2.40%) PKI
8 7 (1.87%) Public Cloud
8 7 (1.87%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (1.60%) Enterprise Cloud
10 5 (1.33%) User Experience
11 4 (1.07%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.07%) Social Media
12 3 (0.80%) Augmented Reality
12 3 (0.80%) iPhone
12 3 (0.80%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 177 (47.20%) Windows
2 66 (17.60%) Windows Server
3 47 (12.53%) Windows 10
4 32 (8.53%) Linux
5 19 (5.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (4.27%) Windows Mobile
6 16 (4.27%) Windows Server 2016
7 13 (3.47%) Ubuntu
8 12 (3.20%) Apple iOS
8 12 (3.20%) Windows 7
8 12 (3.20%) Windows Server 2019
9 10 (2.67%) Android
10 7 (1.87%) Unix
11 5 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.33%) VMS
12 4 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.53%) CentOS
14 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.27%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (26.40%) DevOps
2 71 (18.93%) Migration
3 64 (17.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 54 (14.40%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (10.93%) Identity Access Management
6 40 (10.67%) ITIL
7 39 (10.40%) Identity Management
8 31 (8.27%) Business Intelligence
9 29 (7.73%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 27 (7.20%) Project Delivery
11 23 (6.13%) Cybersecurity
12 22 (5.87%) Scrum
13 21 (5.60%) Microservices
13 21 (5.60%) Service Delivery
14 19 (5.07%) Infrastructure as Code
15 18 (4.80%) Converged Infrastructure
15 18 (4.80%) Problem-Solving
15 18 (4.80%) Project Management
15 18 (4.80%) Service Management
16 16 (4.27%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 112 (29.87%) PowerShell
2 71 (18.93%) SQL
3 26 (6.93%) C#
4 15 (4.00%) Java
5 10 (2.67%) T-SQL
6 8 (2.13%) JavaScript
6 8 (2.13%) Python
7 7 (1.87%) Bash Shell
8 5 (1.33%) VBScript
9 3 (0.80%) Perl
9 3 (0.80%) Ruby
9 3 (0.80%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.53%) C
10 2 (0.53%) Groovy
10 2 (0.53%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.27%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.27%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.27%) PHP
11 1 (0.27%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 73 (19.47%) Security Cleared
2 67 (17.87%) SC Cleared
3 19 (5.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (2.93%) Degree
4 11 (2.93%) MCSE
5 9 (2.40%) CISSP
6 7 (1.87%) MCSA
7 4 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.07%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.80%) CISM
8 3 (0.80%) MCP
8 3 (0.80%) Network+ Certification
8 3 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.53%) CCNA
9 2 (0.53%) CISA
9 2 (0.53%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.27%) CCSP
10 1 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.00%) SLA
2 10 (2.67%) QA
3 7 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.53%) GDPR
6 1 (0.27%) NIST
6 1 (0.27%) NIST 800
6 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.27%) PMO
System Software
1 318 (84.80%) Active Directory
2 36 (9.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.27%) Hyper-V
4 15 (4.00%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
4 15 (4.00%) vSphere
5 13 (3.47%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (3.20%) VMware NSX
7 9 (2.40%) Docker
7 9 (2.40%) HDFS
8 8 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (2.13%) Virtual Desktop
9 7 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.53%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.53%) XenApp
11 1 (0.27%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.27%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.27%) LXC
11 1 (0.27%) vCloud
11 1 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 89 (23.73%) Microsoft Intune
2 52 (13.87%) SCCM
3 41 (10.93%) Single Sign-On
4 33 (8.80%) Terraform
5 21 (5.60%) Ansible
6 14 (3.73%) Kubernetes
6 14 (3.73%) vCenter Server
7 8 (2.13%) SCOM
8 6 (1.60%) FortiGate
8 6 (1.60%) PowerCLI
9 5 (1.33%) WSUS
10 4 (1.07%) Nessus
10 4 (1.07%) Packer
10 4 (1.07%) QRadar
11 3 (0.80%) EMC VPLEX
11 3 (0.80%) Puppet
12 2 (0.53%) CASB
12 2 (0.53%) MIIS
12 2 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
12 2 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 246 (65.60%) Microsoft
2 49 (13.07%) VMware
3 29 (7.73%) Cisco
4 26 (6.93%) Citrix
4 26 (6.93%) Dell
5 18 (4.80%) SAP
6 17 (4.53%) EMC
7 13 (3.47%) Oracle
8 11 (2.93%) Databricks
8 11 (2.93%) HP
9 10 (2.67%) Okta
9 10 (2.67%) Palo Alto
10 9 (2.40%) CA
11 8 (2.13%) Samsung
11 8 (2.13%) ServiceNow
12 7 (1.87%) Forcepoint
13 6 (1.60%) BeyondTrust
13 6 (1.60%) Intapp
13 6 (1.60%) SolarWinds
14 5 (1.33%) Zscaler