Period
to 27 November 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Azure Sentinel skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Azure Sentinel over the 6 months to 27 November 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 Sentinel
UK > England
6 months to
27 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 623 463 751
Rank change year-on-year -160 +288 +125
Contract jobs citing Azure Sentinel 137 54 5
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.18% 0.007%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.55% 0.54% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 39 4
10th Percentile £413 £358 £551
25th Percentile £475 £414 £591
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £638
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -21.57% +21.43%
75th Percentile £638 £578 £675
90th Percentile £668 £602 "
UK median daily rate £550 £509 £513
% change year-on-year +8.11% -0.73% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £73.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £73.50 - -

Azure Sentinel 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 24,992 9,952 22,566
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.46% 32.51% 30.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,182 7,081 15,777
10th Percentile £323 £310 £285
25th Percentile £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.56%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £585
90th Percentile £706 £675 £663
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 162 329
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.78 £13.85
25th Percentile £14.43 £16.30 £16.25
Median hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £20.75
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% +6.02% +18.57%
75th Percentile £45.53 £41.69 £40.25
90th Percentile £65.00 £59.87 £73.75
UK median hourly rate £21.05 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -6.47% +12.50% +14.29%

Azure Sentinel
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Azure Sentinel as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Azure Sentinel in England

Azure Sentinel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Azure Sentinel in England.

Daily rate trend for Azure Sentinel in England

Azure Sentinel
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure Sentinel in England over the 6 months to 27 November 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Azure Sentinel in England

Azure Sentinel
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 Sentinel within the England region over the 6 months to 27 November 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 -155 82 £550 +15.79% 18
South East -64 25 £575 +4.38% 6
North of England -65 8 £600 - 9
North West -50 7 £625 - 5
West Midlands -65 5 £438 -20.45% 7
Midlands -71 5 £438 -20.45% 7
South West -51 4 £375 -9.09% 1
East of England - 2 £352 - 2
Yorkshire - 1 £425 - 3
Azure Sentinel
UK

For the 6 months to 27 November 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Azure Sentinel 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 Sentinel.

1 137 (100.00%) Azure
2 49 (35.77%) Sentinel
3 45 (32.85%) Microsoft
4 40 (29.20%) Firewall
4 40 (29.20%) PowerShell
4 40 (29.20%) Terraform
5 38 (27.74%) Microsoft 365
6 37 (27.01%) DevOps
7 34 (24.82%) Finance
8 32 (23.36%) SIEM
9 31 (22.63%) Active Directory
9 31 (22.63%) Python
10 30 (21.90%) Analytics
11 29 (21.17%) Security Operations
12 28 (20.44%) Cybersecurity
13 26 (18.98%) AWS
13 26 (18.98%) Service Management
13 26 (18.98%) SQL
14 25 (18.25%) Azure Active Directory
15 23 (16.79%) Windows
16 21 (15.33%) C#
16 21 (15.33%) Security Monitoring
17 19 (13.87%) PaaS
17 19 (13.87%) BGP
17 19 (13.87%) Agile Software Development
17 19 (13.87%) Information Security
18 18 (13.14%) Cloud Computing
18 18 (13.14%) Penetration Testing
19 17 (12.41%) Linux
20 16 (11.68%) MS Visio

Azure Sentinel
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 10 (7.30%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.92%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.73%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.73%) CMS
3 1 (0.73%) Joomla!
3 1 (0.73%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.73%) nginx
3 1 (0.73%) OpenStack
Applications
1 16 (11.68%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 49 (35.77%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 137 (100.00%) Azure
2 38 (27.74%) Microsoft 365
3 26 (18.98%) AWS
4 25 (18.25%) Azure Active Directory
5 19 (13.87%) PaaS
6 18 (13.14%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (10.22%) SaaS
8 10 (7.30%) GCP
8 10 (7.30%) IaaS
9 9 (6.57%) Azure App Service
9 9 (6.57%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 7 (5.11%) Azure Pipelines
10 7 (5.11%) OneDrive
11 6 (4.38%) Sumo Logic
12 5 (3.65%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 5 (3.65%) Azure Storage
12 5 (3.65%) Power Platform
13 4 (2.92%) Azure Key Vault
13 4 (2.92%) PowerApps
13 4 (2.92%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 40 (29.20%) Firewall
2 19 (13.87%) BGP
3 16 (11.68%) DNS
3 16 (11.68%) Reverse Proxy
4 12 (8.76%) Internet
5 8 (5.84%) DHCP
5 8 (5.84%) HTTP
5 8 (5.84%) ICMP
6 7 (5.11%) HTTPS
7 6 (4.38%) SD-WAN
8 5 (3.65%) Network Security
8 5 (3.65%) VPN
9 4 (2.92%) SNMP
9 4 (2.92%) SSL
10 3 (2.19%) OSPF
11 2 (1.46%) LAN
11 2 (1.46%) TCP/IP
12 1 (0.73%) WAN
12 1 (0.73%) Wireless
12 1 (0.73%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.11%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.92%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (2.92%) Data Lake
2 4 (2.92%) Power BI
3 3 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.73%) Aerospike
4 1 (0.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.73%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.73%) Big Data
4 1 (0.73%) Couchbase
4 1 (0.73%) Data Vault
4 1 (0.73%) Hazelcast
4 1 (0.73%) MS Access
4 1 (0.73%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.73%) Redis
4 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.73%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 7 (5.11%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.65%) GitLab
3 4 (2.92%) Metasploit
4 3 (2.19%) JIRA
4 3 (2.19%) MLflow
5 2 (1.46%) Artifactory
5 2 (1.46%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.46%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.73%) CircleCI
6 1 (0.73%) IBM UrbanCode
6 1 (0.73%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.73%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.73%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.73%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.73%) TeamCity
General
1 34 (24.82%) Finance
2 15 (10.95%) Social Skills
3 8 (5.84%) Public Sector
4 7 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.38%) Banking
6 5 (3.65%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.19%) Electronics
7 3 (2.19%) Legal
7 3 (2.19%) Marketing
7 3 (2.19%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.73%) Organisational Skills
8 1 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.73%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 34 (24.82%) Azure Engineer
2 30 (21.90%) Security Engineer
3 26 (18.98%) Architect
4 21 (15.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 20 (14.60%) Security Architect
6 19 (13.87%) Cloud Architect
7 16 (11.68%) Azure Architect
8 13 (9.49%) Azure DevOps
8 13 (9.49%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 11 (8.03%) Microsoft 365 Architect
10 9 (6.57%) Analyst
10 9 (6.57%) Consultant
11 8 (5.84%) Cloud Engineer
12 7 (5.11%) Active Directory Architect
12 7 (5.11%) Network Engineer
13 6 (4.38%) Project Manager
14 5 (3.65%) Cloud Consultant
14 5 (3.65%) Data Engineer
15 4 (2.92%) IT Engineer
15 4 (2.92%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.76%) ARM Templates
2 10 (7.30%) YAML
3 5 (3.65%) FIDO
4 4 (2.92%) .NET
4 4 (2.92%) REST
5 3 (2.19%) .NET Core
5 3 (2.19%) JSON
5 3 (2.19%) SOAP
5 3 (2.19%) XSLT
6 1 (0.73%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.73%) ASP.NET Core
6 1 (0.73%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.73%) LDAP
6 1 (0.73%) OAuth
6 1 (0.73%) OpenID
6 1 (0.73%) PySpark
6 1 (0.73%) RESTful
6 1 (0.73%) SAML
6 1 (0.73%) Velocity
6 1 (0.73%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.57%) Management Information System
2 5 (3.65%) Public Cloud
2 5 (3.65%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (2.92%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (2.92%) Private Cloud
4 3 (2.19%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (2.19%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (1.46%) CESG
5 2 (1.46%) CESG CLAS
5 2 (1.46%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.46%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.46%) PKI
5 2 (1.46%) Replication
6 1 (0.73%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.73%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.73%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.73%) iPad
6 1 (0.73%) Legacy Systems
6 1 (0.73%) Life Science
6 1 (0.73%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 23 (16.79%) Windows
2 17 (12.41%) Linux
3 7 (5.11%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.92%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.73%) CentOS
5 1 (0.73%) Debian
5 1 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.73%) Unix
5 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (27.01%) DevOps
2 32 (23.36%) SIEM
3 30 (21.90%) Analytics
4 29 (21.17%) Security Operations
5 28 (20.44%) Cybersecurity
6 26 (18.98%) Service Management
7 21 (15.33%) Security Monitoring
8 19 (13.87%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (13.87%) Information Security
9 18 (13.14%) Penetration Testing
10 13 (9.49%) Vulnerability Management
11 12 (8.76%) B2C
12 11 (8.03%) Infrastructure as Code
12 11 (8.03%) ITIL
13 10 (7.30%) Migration
14 8 (5.84%) Business Intelligence
15 7 (5.11%) Configuration Management
15 7 (5.11%) Incident Management
15 7 (5.11%) OWASP
16 6 (4.38%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (29.20%) PowerShell
2 31 (22.63%) Python
3 26 (18.98%) SQL
4 21 (15.33%) C#
5 4 (2.92%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.19%) C
7 2 (1.46%) Go
7 2 (1.46%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.73%) Java
8 1 (0.73%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.73%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (10.22%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.76%) CISSP
2 12 (8.76%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.84%) CISM
3 8 (5.84%) Degree
4 6 (4.38%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.92%) CCNP
5 4 (2.92%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.46%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 2 (1.46%) AWS Certification
6 2 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.46%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (1.46%) CLAS
6 2 (1.46%) CSSLP
6 2 (1.46%) SSCP
7 1 (0.73%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.73%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.73%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.76%) GDPR
2 10 (7.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (7.30%) NIST
3 3 (2.19%) NCSC
4 2 (1.46%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.46%) ISO 22301
4 2 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 2 (1.46%) NIST 800
4 2 (1.46%) QA
5 1 (0.73%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.73%) SOC 2
System Software
1 31 (22.63%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.92%) Docker
2 4 (2.92%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.46%) Squid
3 2 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.73%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.73%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 40 (29.20%) Terraform
2 12 (8.76%) Kubernetes
3 6 (4.38%) Ansible
4 4 (2.92%) logstash
4 4 (2.92%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (2.92%) QRadar
5 3 (2.19%) FortiGate
5 3 (2.19%) Prometheus
5 3 (2.19%) SCCM
6 2 (1.46%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 2 (1.46%) Consul
6 2 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.46%) Pingdom
6 2 (1.46%) Puppet
6 2 (1.46%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (1.46%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.73%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.73%) Nagios
7 1 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.73%) Salt
Vendors
1 45 (32.85%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.76%) Cisco
2 12 (8.76%) Splunk
3 11 (8.03%) CyberArk
4 7 (5.11%) Meraki
5 6 (4.38%) Zscaler
6 5 (3.65%) ArcSight
6 5 (3.65%) Databricks
7 4 (2.92%) Carbon Black
7 4 (2.92%) CrowdStrike
7 4 (2.92%) Fortinet
7 4 (2.92%) LogRhythm
7 4 (2.92%) Palo Alto
7 4 (2.92%) Sophos
8 3 (2.19%) AppDynamics
8 3 (2.19%) Dynatrace
8 3 (2.19%) SAP
8 3 (2.19%) ServiceNow
8 3 (2.19%) SolarWinds
9 2 (1.46%) Google