Period
to 28 January 2022

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 28 January 2022 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
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 202 237 258
Rank change year-on-year +35 +21 +73
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 941 381 694
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.35% 1.09% 1.06%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.77% 3.26% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 662 264 466
10th Percentile £263 £300 £313
25th Percentile £400 £363 £370
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +2.70%
75th Percentile £600 £525 £575
90th Percentile £669 £588 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +11.17% -5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 5
10th Percentile £15.30 £29.63 £60.10
25th Percentile £19.78 £33.19 £77.50
Median hourly rate £23.50 £40.25 £80.00
Median % change year-on-year -41.61% -49.69% +400.00%
75th Percentile £75.00 £47.19 £82.50
90th Percentile £81.25 £50.68 -
UK median hourly rate £29.25 £48.75 £80.00
% change year-on-year -40.00% -39.06% +400.00%

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 24,932 11,700 19,957
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.69% 33.50% 30.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,187 8,424 14,075
10th Percentile £320 £304 £281
25th Percentile £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £488 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.77% -2.50% -
75th Percentile £638 £580 £588
90th Percentile £725 £663 £675
UK median daily rate £536 £495 £490
% change year-on-year +8.37% +1.02% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 208 293
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.50 £13.00
25th Percentile £15.25 £15.79 £16.00
Median hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% +14.29%
75th Percentile £38.94 £45.05 £36.70
90th Percentile £63.18 £60.08 £73.40
UK median hourly rate £21.04 £23.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year -8.52% +16.46% +12.86%

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 28 January 2022.

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 28 January 2022.

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 28 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London +12 503 £525 +10.53% 118
South East -22 114 £500 +11.11% 38
North of England -13 93 £450 +9.09% 80
Midlands -23 69 £475 +18.75% 38
South West -20 54 £319 -15.00% 21
North West -27 50 £550 +39.68% 48
West Midlands -32 45 £488 +18.18% 24
Yorkshire -11 35 £360 -41.22% 29
East of England -18 33 £425 +13.33% 32
East Midlands -13 19 £375 -6.25% 12
North East +5 8 £431 +43.75% 3
Azure Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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.

1 940 (99.89%) Azure
2 825 (87.67%) Active Directory
3 580 (61.64%) Microsoft
4 431 (45.80%) Microsoft 365
5 398 (42.30%) Windows
6 293 (31.14%) PowerShell
7 222 (23.59%) DevOps
8 221 (23.49%) Microsoft Intune
9 220 (23.38%) Agile Software Development
10 188 (19.98%) Migration
11 187 (19.87%) Finance
12 184 (19.55%) Social Skills
13 165 (17.53%) Windows Server
14 145 (15.41%) SCCM
15 142 (15.09%) VMware
16 139 (14.77%) Terraform
16 139 (14.77%) AWS
17 138 (14.67%) DNS
18 137 (14.56%) SQL
19 135 (14.35%) CI/CD
20 133 (14.13%) SharePoint
21 125 (13.28%) PaaS
22 120 (12.75%) Windows 10
23 113 (12.01%) IaaS
24 112 (11.90%) Firewall
24 112 (11.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 108 (11.48%) VMware Infrastructure
26 104 (11.05%) SQL Server
27 101 (10.73%) Linux
28 100 (10.63%) Analytics

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
1 133 (14.13%) SharePoint
2 40 (4.25%) MS Exchange
3 33 (3.51%) IIS
4 21 (2.23%) Apache
5 20 (2.13%) Confluence
6 19 (2.02%) Skype for Business
7 17 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2010
8 16 (1.70%) nginx
9 12 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
10 11 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (0.74%) Apache Spark
13 5 (0.53%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.43%) CMS
14 4 (0.43%) Drupal
15 3 (0.32%) Office Communications Server
15 3 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
15 3 (0.32%) WordPress
16 2 (0.21%) Apache Pig
16 2 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 32 (3.40%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (2.13%) MS Visio
3 15 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.11%) Autodesk Inventor
7 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.11%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 19 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.70%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.32%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.21%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.11%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.11%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 940 (99.89%) Azure
2 431 (45.80%) Microsoft 365
3 139 (14.77%) AWS
4 125 (13.28%) PaaS
5 113 (12.01%) IaaS
6 96 (10.20%) Azure Monitor
7 87 (9.25%) SaaS
8 67 (7.12%) Power Platform
9 57 (6.06%) OneDrive
10 52 (5.53%) Serverless
11 49 (5.21%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 48 (5.10%) Azure Service Bus
12 48 (5.10%) Azure Storage
13 40 (4.25%) Power Automate
14 37 (3.93%) Azure Key Vault
15 33 (3.51%) Azure Logic Apps
16 30 (3.19%) Azure Functions
16 30 (3.19%) Azure Sentinel
17 29 (3.08%) PowerApps
18 28 (2.98%) Azure App Service
Communications & Networking
1 138 (14.67%) DNS
2 112 (11.90%) Firewall
3 75 (7.97%) DHCP
4 70 (7.44%) VPN
5 34 (3.61%) WAN
6 33 (3.51%) Network Security
7 32 (3.40%) LAN
8 30 (3.19%) Skype
9 27 (2.87%) TCP/IP
9 27 (2.87%) VLAN
10 21 (2.23%) Internet
11 19 (2.02%) SSL
12 18 (1.91%) Remote Desktop
12 18 (1.91%) Reverse Proxy
13 16 (1.70%) BGP
13 16 (1.70%) SAN
14 14 (1.49%) NetScaler
14 14 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
15 13 (1.38%) SMTP
15 13 (1.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (11.05%) SQL Server
2 53 (5.63%) Power BI
3 44 (4.68%) Azure SQL Database
4 26 (2.76%) Data Lake
5 18 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
7 13 (1.38%) MongoDB
8 12 (1.28%) Relational Database
9 10 (1.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 10 (1.06%) Big Data
10 8 (0.85%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 8 (0.85%) Redis
11 7 (0.74%) NoSQL
12 6 (0.64%) MySQL
12 6 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (0.53%) Hadoop
13 5 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 4 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
14 4 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (0.43%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 46 (4.89%) Jenkins
2 45 (4.78%) Git (software)
3 38 (4.04%) SonarQube
4 34 (3.61%) JIRA
5 28 (2.98%) Selenium
6 26 (2.76%) Cucumber
6 26 (2.76%) Robot Framework
7 21 (2.23%) Sonatype Nexus
8 13 (1.38%) GitLab
9 11 (1.17%) Visual Studio Team System
10 8 (0.85%) Gradle
10 8 (0.85%) Maven
10 8 (0.85%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.43%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.43%) Visual Studio
12 3 (0.32%) git-flow
12 3 (0.32%) Postman
13 2 (0.21%) Artifactory
13 2 (0.21%) Gatling
13 2 (0.21%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 187 (19.87%) Finance
2 184 (19.55%) Social Skills
3 71 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 71 (7.55%) Public Sector
4 31 (3.29%) Marketing
5 30 (3.19%) Organisational Skills
6 28 (2.98%) Manufacturing
7 27 (2.87%) Telecoms
8 26 (2.76%) Electronics
9 24 (2.55%) Banking
10 22 (2.34%) Front Office
11 20 (2.13%) Documentation Skills
12 18 (1.91%) Back Office
13 15 (1.59%) Retail
14 14 (1.49%) Investment Banking
14 14 (1.49%) Legal
15 10 (1.06%) Advertising
15 10 (1.06%) Influencing Skills
16 8 (0.85%) Financial Institution
16 8 (0.85%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 182 (19.34%) Architect
2 138 (14.67%) Azure Engineer
3 86 (9.14%) Consultant
4 83 (8.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 72 (7.65%) Developer
6 70 (7.44%) Azure Architect
7 58 (6.16%) DevOps Engineer
8 53 (5.63%) Cloud Architect
9 52 (5.53%) Cloud Engineer
10 47 (4.99%) Analyst
11 45 (4.78%) Support Engineer
12 44 (4.68%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
13 41 (4.36%) Solutions Architect
14 33 (3.51%) Security Engineer
14 33 (3.51%) Technical Architect
15 31 (3.29%) Active Directory Engineer
15 31 (3.29%) Azure Consultant
15 31 (3.29%) Azure DevOps
15 31 (3.29%) Microsoft 365 Architect
16 30 (3.19%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (9.14%) .NET
2 51 (5.42%) JSON
3 46 (4.89%) .NET Core
4 44 (4.68%) SAML
5 38 (4.04%) .NET Framework
5 38 (4.04%) OpenID
6 37 (3.93%) CSS
7 33 (3.51%) HTML
8 32 (3.40%) ARM Templates
8 32 (3.40%) LDAP
9 31 (3.29%) OAuth
10 29 (3.08%) Entity Framework
11 25 (2.66%) Web Services
12 23 (2.44%) ASP.NET
12 23 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web API
13 19 (2.02%) REST
14 18 (1.91%) React
14 18 (1.91%) YAML
15 15 (1.59%) AngularJS
16 14 (1.49%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 57 (6.06%) PKI
2 55 (5.84%) Cloud Native
3 37 (3.93%) Public Cloud
4 32 (3.40%) Data Protection Act
4 32 (3.40%) Greenfield Project
5 30 (3.19%) Hybrid Cloud
6 25 (2.66%) Data Centre
7 22 (2.34%) Management Information System
8 19 (2.02%) Self-Motivation
9 17 (1.81%) Replication
10 15 (1.59%) User Experience
11 14 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (1.49%) Mobile App
12 11 (1.17%) Clustering
12 11 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
13 9 (0.96%) Private Cloud
14 8 (0.85%) Legacy Applications
15 7 (0.74%) BYOD
15 7 (0.74%) NHS
16 6 (0.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 398 (42.30%) Windows
2 165 (17.53%) Windows Server
3 120 (12.75%) Windows 10
4 101 (10.73%) Linux
5 51 (5.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 42 (4.46%) Unix
7 40 (4.25%) Windows Server 2016
8 38 (4.04%) Apple iOS
9 37 (3.93%) Android
10 23 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
11 22 (2.34%) Windows Server 2019
12 20 (2.13%) Mac OS
12 20 (2.13%) Windows 7
13 12 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (1.28%) VMS
14 8 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (0.64%) Windows Mobile
16 5 (0.53%) Windows 8
17 4 (0.43%) HPUX
18 2 (0.21%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (23.59%) DevOps
2 220 (23.38%) Agile Software Development
3 188 (19.98%) Migration
4 135 (14.35%) CI/CD
5 112 (11.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 100 (10.63%) Analytics
7 99 (10.52%) RBAC
8 98 (10.41%) ITIL
9 87 (9.25%) Problem-Solving
10 78 (8.29%) Scrum
11 72 (7.65%) Identity Management
11 72 (7.65%) Microservices
12 69 (7.33%) Identity Access Management
13 62 (6.59%) Business Intelligence
13 62 (6.59%) Change Management
14 54 (5.74%) Log Analytics
15 53 (5.63%) Service Management
16 52 (5.53%) Continuous Integration
16 52 (5.53%) Infrastructure as Code
17 49 (5.21%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 293 (31.14%) PowerShell
2 137 (14.56%) SQL
3 74 (7.86%) C#
4 66 (7.01%) JavaScript
5 63 (6.70%) Python
6 16 (1.70%) Bash
7 15 (1.59%) T-SQL
8 14 (1.49%) Java
9 10 (1.06%) Perl
10 7 (0.74%) R
10 7 (0.74%) VBScript
11 6 (0.64%) C
11 6 (0.64%) PHP
11 6 (0.64%) TypeScript
12 5 (0.53%) VB
12 5 (0.53%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.32%) Go
13 3 (0.32%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.21%) Ada
14 2 (0.21%) Scala
Qualifications
1 90 (9.56%) Security Cleared
2 72 (7.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 69 (7.33%) SC Cleared
4 36 (3.83%) Degree
5 25 (2.66%) MCSA
6 23 (2.44%) MCSE
7 15 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (1.49%) CCNA
9 13 (1.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 12 (1.28%) MCP
11 11 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
12 9 (0.96%) CISSP
13 8 (0.85%) MCITP
13 8 (0.85%) MCTS
14 6 (0.64%) DV Cleared
14 6 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 4 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
16 4 (0.43%) CompTIA Security+
16 4 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.36%) SLA
2 23 (2.44%) QA
3 22 (2.34%) GDPR
4 21 (2.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (1.38%) COBIT
6 11 (1.17%) NIST
7 8 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 7 (0.74%) HIPAA
8 7 (0.74%) NCSC
8 7 (0.74%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.74%) SOC 2
9 4 (0.43%) NIST 800
9 4 (0.43%) PMO
10 2 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.21%) GxP
11 1 (0.11%) Accessibility
11 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 825 (87.67%) Active Directory
2 108 (11.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (7.33%) Docker
4 58 (6.16%) Hyper-V
5 49 (5.21%) Virtual Desktop
6 36 (3.83%) Virtual Machines
7 27 (2.87%) Microsoft App-V
8 21 (2.23%) vSphere
9 16 (1.70%) OpenAM
10 9 (0.96%) BitLocker
10 9 (0.96%) XenApp
11 8 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (0.74%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
13 5 (0.53%) XenDesktop
14 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.43%) Terminal Services
15 3 (0.32%) DFS Replication
15 3 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
16 2 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
17 1 (0.11%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 221 (23.49%) Microsoft Intune
2 145 (15.41%) SCCM
3 139 (14.77%) Terraform
4 99 (10.52%) Kubernetes
5 98 (10.41%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 96 (10.20%) Single Sign-On
7 51 (5.42%) Ansible
8 24 (2.55%) Puppet
9 22 (2.34%) Netcool
10 17 (1.81%) Jamf Pro
11 15 (1.59%) AirWatch
12 13 (1.38%) SCOM
13 9 (0.96%) SCVMM
14 8 (0.85%) Grafana
14 8 (0.85%) Microsoft Clustering
14 8 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
14 8 (0.85%) Prometheus
15 7 (0.74%) MIIS
16 6 (0.64%) vRealize
17 5 (0.53%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 580 (61.64%) Microsoft
2 142 (15.09%) VMware
3 73 (7.76%) Citrix
4 39 (4.14%) Oracle
4 39 (4.14%) SAP
5 38 (4.04%) Cisco
6 28 (2.98%) Apple
7 27 (2.87%) Splunk
8 24 (2.55%) Databricks
8 24 (2.55%) Google
9 22 (2.34%) AppDynamics
10 21 (2.23%) Okta
11 20 (2.13%) ForgeRock
12 18 (1.91%) New Relic
13 17 (1.81%) HP
13 17 (1.81%) NetApp
14 16 (1.70%) McAfee
15 15 (1.59%) Remedy
16 14 (1.49%) Palo Alto
16 14 (1.49%) ServiceNow