Period
to 24 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 24 May 2020 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)
England > London
6 months to
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 269 272 462
Rank change year-on-year +3 +190 -7
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 161 380 184
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.81% 0.94% 0.40%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.38% 3.04% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 287 131
Median daily rate £450 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £304 £360 £325
90th Percentile £625 £650 £588
England median daily rate £450 £465 £475
% change year-on-year -3.23% -2.11% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £17.30
% change year-on-year +66.67% +21.39% +4.85%

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 London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 6,768 12,508 11,081
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 34.05% 30.86% 24.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,847 9,028 8,114
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £325 £350 £325
90th Percentile £700 £675 £656
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 87 98
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.00 £26.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.63% +1.52% +39.97%
10th Percentile £17.75 £13.80 £14.10
90th Percentile £53.13 £70.00 £90.38
Median hourly rate £28.75 £21.16 £20.00
% change year-on-year +35.87% +5.80% +5.26%

Azure Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Azure Active Directory as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Azure Active Directory in London

Azure Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Azure Active Directory in London.

Daily rate trend for Azure Active Directory in London

Azure Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure Active Directory in London over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Azure Active Directory in London

Azure Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Azure Active Directory in London.

Hourly rate trend for Azure Active Directory in London

Azure Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 24 May 2020. 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
Central London +23 20 £600 +20.00% 9
West London +48 12 £450 -10.00% 2
East London +49 7 £386 -26.57%
South London +26 3 £525 +0.96% 1
Azure Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2020, 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 London region with a requirement for Azure Active Directory.

1 160 (99.38%) Azure
2 150 (93.17%) Active Directory
3 101 (62.73%) Microsoft
4 97 (60.25%) Windows
5 91 (56.52%) Office 365
6 66 (40.99%) Microsoft Intune
7 47 (29.19%) Windows 10
8 43 (26.71%) Migration
9 39 (24.22%) PowerShell
10 32 (19.88%) PaaS
11 31 (19.25%) SCCM
12 30 (18.63%) OneDrive
13 28 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
14 27 (16.77%) SharePoint
15 25 (15.53%) VMware
16 24 (14.91%) VPN
16 24 (14.91%) IaaS
17 23 (14.29%) Skype for Business
17 23 (14.29%) Windows Server
17 23 (14.29%) DNS
18 22 (13.66%) Firewall
18 22 (13.66%) SaaS
18 22 (13.66%) Skype
19 21 (13.04%) Finance
20 20 (12.42%) AWS
20 20 (12.42%) DevOps
20 20 (12.42%) Single Sign-On
21 19 (11.80%) Wi-Fi
22 18 (11.18%) VMware Infrastructure
22 18 (11.18%) Analytical Skills

Azure Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 27 (16.77%) SharePoint
2 23 (14.29%) Skype for Business
3 15 (9.32%) MS Exchange
4 9 (5.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.86%) Confluence
6 3 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.24%) Apache
7 2 (1.24%) Apache Pig
7 2 (1.24%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.24%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.24%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.62%) CMS
8 1 (0.62%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.62%) IIS
8 1 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (3.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.86%) Sentinel
2 2 (1.24%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 160 (99.38%) Azure
2 91 (56.52%) Office 365
3 32 (19.88%) PaaS
4 30 (18.63%) OneDrive
5 24 (14.91%) IaaS
6 22 (13.66%) SaaS
7 20 (12.42%) AWS
8 12 (7.45%) Mimecast
9 11 (6.83%) Serverless
10 8 (4.97%) Yammer
11 6 (3.73%) Azure Functions
12 5 (3.11%) Azure Data Factory
12 5 (3.11%) GitHub
12 5 (3.11%) Logic Apps
12 5 (3.11%) Power Platform
13 4 (2.48%) NuGet
14 2 (1.24%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 2 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
14 2 (1.24%) OpenShift
14 2 (1.24%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 24 (14.91%) VPN
2 23 (14.29%) DNS
3 22 (13.66%) Firewall
3 22 (13.66%) Skype
4 19 (11.80%) Wi-Fi
5 11 (6.83%) DHCP
5 11 (6.83%) Network Security
6 9 (5.59%) Kerberos
7 4 (2.48%) DMZ
7 4 (2.48%) Internet
7 4 (2.48%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.48%) Unified Communications
8 3 (1.86%) DKIM
8 3 (1.86%) DMARC
8 3 (1.86%) Ethernet
8 3 (1.86%) SMTP
8 3 (1.86%) WAN
9 2 (1.24%) Intranet
9 2 (1.24%) VoIP
9 2 (1.24%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.59%) Azure SQL Database
2 6 (3.73%) Data Lake
3 5 (3.11%) Cosmos DB
4 4 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.86%) Power BI
6 2 (1.24%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.24%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.24%) MySQL
6 2 (1.24%) OLAP
6 2 (1.24%) SAP HANA
6 2 (1.24%) Snowflake Schema
6 2 (1.24%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.62%) Big Data
7 1 (0.62%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (5.59%) JIRA
2 8 (4.97%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.48%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (2.48%) TeamCity
4 3 (1.86%) Moq
4 3 (1.86%) MSTest
4 3 (1.86%) NUnit
4 3 (1.86%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.62%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.62%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.62%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.62%) MSI
5 1 (0.62%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.62%) Zephyr
General
1 21 (13.04%) Finance
2 10 (6.21%) Public Sector
3 4 (2.48%) German Language
3 4 (2.48%) Publishing
4 3 (1.86%) Automotive
4 3 (1.86%) Legal
4 3 (1.86%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.86%) Marketing
4 3 (1.86%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.24%) Advertising
5 2 (1.24%) Electronics
5 2 (1.24%) French Language
6 1 (0.62%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.62%) Finnish Language
6 1 (0.62%) Law
6 1 (0.62%) Norwegian Language
6 1 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.62%) Retail
6 1 (0.62%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 31 (19.25%) Azure Engineer
2 27 (16.77%) Architect
3 21 (13.04%) Consultant
4 18 (11.18%) Office 365 Engineer
5 13 (8.07%) Analyst
6 12 (7.45%) Azure Architect
7 11 (6.83%) Cloud Engineer
7 11 (6.83%) DevOps Engineer
8 10 (6.21%) Active Directory Engineer
8 10 (6.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (4.97%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 8 (4.97%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 8 (4.97%) Project Manager
10 7 (4.35%) Cloud Architect
11 6 (3.73%) Azure DevOps
11 6 (3.73%) Security Manager
11 6 (3.73%) Security Project Manager
12 5 (3.11%) Developer
12 5 (3.11%) Security Architect
12 5 (3.11%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.70%) .NET
2 9 (5.59%) YAML
3 7 (4.35%) SAML
4 6 (3.73%) HTML
4 6 (3.73%) LDAP
4 6 (3.73%) OAuth
4 6 (3.73%) OpenID
5 5 (3.11%) ASP.NET
6 4 (2.48%) JSON
6 4 (2.48%) SPNEGO
7 2 (1.24%) Kafka
8 1 (0.62%) .NET Core
8 1 (0.62%) ADO
8 1 (0.62%) CSS
8 1 (0.62%) Middleware
8 1 (0.62%) REST
8 1 (0.62%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.62%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.62%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.18%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (9.32%) Mobile App
3 9 (5.59%) Data Centre
3 9 (5.59%) PKI
4 8 (4.97%) Cloud Native
5 5 (3.11%) iPhone
6 4 (2.48%) iPad
6 4 (2.48%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.48%) Private Cloud
6 4 (2.48%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.24%) Clustering
8 2 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.24%) NHS
8 2 (1.24%) Social Media
8 2 (1.24%) User Experience
9 1 (0.62%) FMCG
9 1 (0.62%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.62%) Replication
9 1 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 97 (60.25%) Windows
2 47 (29.19%) Windows 10
3 28 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 16 (9.94%) Windows Mobile
5 16 (9.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (9.32%) Windows Server 2016
7 12 (7.45%) Android
7 12 (7.45%) Apple iOS
8 8 (4.97%) Windows Server 2019
9 4 (2.48%) Linux
10 3 (1.86%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.24%) Debian
11 2 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.24%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.24%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.62%) Unix
12 1 (0.62%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (26.71%) Migration
2 20 (12.42%) DevOps
3 17 (10.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 16 (9.94%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (6.21%) Change Management
6 9 (5.59%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (5.59%) Analytics
6 9 (5.59%) Identity Access Management
6 9 (5.59%) Identity Management
6 9 (5.59%) Incident Management
6 9 (5.59%) Microservices
7 8 (4.97%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (4.97%) Capacity Management
7 8 (4.97%) Continuous Delivery
7 8 (4.97%) Mentoring
7 8 (4.97%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 8 (4.97%) Root Cause Analysis
7 8 (4.97%) Scrum
8 7 (4.35%) Availability Management
8 7 (4.35%) Privileged Access Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (24.22%) PowerShell
2 15 (9.32%) SQL
3 13 (8.07%) C#
4 9 (5.59%) Java
5 6 (3.73%) Python
6 5 (3.11%) C++
6 5 (3.11%) VBScript
7 3 (1.86%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.86%) C
7 3 (1.86%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.86%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.24%) Perl
8 2 (1.24%) PHP
8 2 (1.24%) Ruby
8 2 (1.24%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (6.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (5.59%) MCSE
3 7 (4.35%) MCITP
4 4 (2.48%) Degree
5 3 (1.86%) CISSP
6 2 (1.24%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.62%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.62%) CISM
7 1 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.62%) MCP
7 1 (0.62%) MCSA
7 1 (0.62%) NCDA
7 1 (0.62%) RHCE
7 1 (0.62%) RHCT
7 1 (0.62%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.62%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.24%) Cyber Essentials
1 2 (1.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (0.62%) GDPR
2 1 (0.62%) PMO
2 1 (0.62%) QA
2 1 (0.62%) SLA
System Software
1 150 (93.17%) Active Directory
2 18 (11.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.21%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (4.35%) vSphere
5 6 (3.73%) Docker
6 4 (2.48%) BitLocker
6 4 (2.48%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (1.86%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.86%) XenApp
8 2 (1.24%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 2 (1.24%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.62%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 66 (40.99%) Microsoft Intune
2 31 (19.25%) SCCM
3 20 (12.42%) Single Sign-On
4 12 (7.45%) Ansible
4 12 (7.45%) Kubernetes
5 8 (4.97%) vMotion
6 7 (4.35%) SCOM
7 5 (3.11%) Terraform
8 4 (2.48%) CA Single Sign-On
9 3 (1.86%) AirWatch
9 3 (1.86%) CASB
9 3 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (1.24%) Backup Exec
10 2 (1.24%) Jamf Pro
10 2 (1.24%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (1.24%) Puppet
10 2 (1.24%) SCVMM
11 1 (0.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 1 (0.62%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 101 (62.73%) Microsoft
2 25 (15.53%) VMware
3 12 (7.45%) Samsung
4 10 (6.21%) Citrix
5 8 (4.97%) Cisco
6 6 (3.73%) Atlassian
6 6 (3.73%) CA
7 5 (3.11%) Apple
8 4 (2.48%) Okta
8 4 (2.48%) Oracle
8 4 (2.48%) SAP
9 3 (1.86%) CyberArk
9 3 (1.86%) Databricks
9 3 (1.86%) IBM
9 3 (1.86%) Meraki
9 3 (1.86%) NetApp
9 3 (1.86%) Symantec
10 2 (1.24%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.24%) Veeam