Period
to 5 March 2021

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 5 March 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)
England > London
6 months to
5 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 213 266 292
Rank change year-on-year +53 +26 +157
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 237 244 393
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.18% 0.87% 0.90%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.13% 2.54% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 180 297
Median daily rate £475 £475 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -7.32% +7.89%
10th Percentile £363 £300 £325
90th Percentile £603 £606 £663
England median daily rate £450 £475 £469
% change year-on-year -5.26% +1.33% -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £40.25 £80.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -49.69% +400.00% -12.93%

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 7,583 9,591 12,832
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.71% 34.18% 29.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,525 7,115 9,522
Median daily rate £520 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.95% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £340
90th Percentile £688 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 71 65
Median hourly rate £26.00 £22.93 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.39% +20.68% -26.35%
10th Percentile £20.00 £16.63 £12.50
90th Percentile £68.07 £78.75 £42.34
Median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +7.50% +14.29% -2.78%

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 5 March 2021.

Daily rate histogram 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 5 March 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
Central London +77 40 £400 -20.00% 18
West London +31 7 £425 -5.56% 8
South London +42 4 £425 -15.00%
Azure Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 London region with a requirement for Azure Active Directory.

1 235 (99.16%) Azure
2 186 (78.48%) Active Directory
3 152 (64.14%) Microsoft
4 98 (41.35%) Microsoft 365
5 97 (40.93%) Windows
6 88 (37.13%) PowerShell
7 81 (34.18%) DevOps
8 65 (27.43%) SharePoint
9 63 (26.58%) Finance
10 52 (21.94%) SQL Server
11 43 (18.14%) .NET
11 43 (18.14%) Microsoft Intune
12 42 (17.72%) Agile Software Development
13 39 (16.46%) SQL
14 37 (15.61%) C#
14 37 (15.61%) Windows Server
15 35 (14.77%) Business Intelligence
16 34 (14.35%) JavaScript
17 32 (13.50%) DNS
17 32 (13.50%) Security Cleared
18 31 (13.08%) ASP.NET
18 31 (13.08%) Migration
19 30 (12.66%) SC Cleared
20 29 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
20 29 (12.24%) VPN
20 29 (12.24%) Power Platform
21 27 (11.39%) ASP.NET Core
21 27 (11.39%) Greenfield Project
21 27 (11.39%) VMware
21 27 (11.39%) PaaS

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 65 (27.43%) SharePoint
2 17 (7.17%) Skype for Business
3 10 (4.22%) MS Exchange
4 6 (2.53%) Confluence
5 5 (2.11%) IIS
6 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.42%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.42%) Apache ServiceMix
7 1 (0.42%) CMS
7 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 12 (5.06%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.84%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 235 (99.16%) Azure
2 98 (41.35%) Microsoft 365
3 29 (12.24%) Power Platform
4 27 (11.39%) PaaS
5 25 (10.55%) IaaS
5 25 (10.55%) OneDrive
6 16 (6.75%) AWS
7 12 (5.06%) SaaS
8 9 (3.80%) Power Automate
9 8 (3.38%) Serverless
10 7 (2.95%) Boomi
11 6 (2.53%) Logic Apps
12 5 (2.11%) PowerApps
13 4 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (1.69%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 4 (1.69%) Dynamics 365
14 3 (1.27%) Amazon GuardDuty
14 3 (1.27%) AWS CloudTrail
14 3 (1.27%) Azure Functions
14 3 (1.27%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 32 (13.50%) DNS
2 29 (12.24%) VPN
3 21 (8.86%) Firewall
4 17 (7.17%) Skype
4 17 (7.17%) Wi-Fi
5 11 (4.64%) WAN
6 10 (4.22%) DHCP
7 9 (3.80%) TCP/IP
8 8 (3.38%) Network Security
9 5 (2.11%) DMZ
9 5 (2.11%) LAN
9 5 (2.11%) SMTP
10 4 (1.69%) SAN
11 3 (1.27%) DKIM
11 3 (1.27%) DMARC
11 3 (1.27%) HTTP
11 3 (1.27%) Unified Communications
11 3 (1.27%) VSAN
12 2 (0.84%) Internet
12 2 (0.84%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (21.94%) SQL Server
2 20 (8.44%) Power BI
3 11 (4.64%) Azure SQL Database
4 6 (2.53%) Cosmos DB
5 3 (1.27%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.84%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.84%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.84%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.42%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.42%) MySQL
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.42%) Redis
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (10.13%) Octopus Deploy
2 10 (4.22%) Git (software)
3 8 (3.38%) Jenkins
4 7 (2.95%) GitLab
4 7 (2.95%) JIRA
5 2 (0.84%) Artifactory
5 2 (0.84%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.84%) Gerrit
5 2 (0.84%) JMeter
5 2 (0.84%) Selenium
5 2 (0.84%) SonarQube
5 2 (0.84%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.84%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.42%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.42%) git-flow
6 1 (0.42%) Gradle
6 1 (0.42%) Hudson
6 1 (0.42%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.42%) Xcode
General
1 63 (26.58%) Finance
2 25 (10.55%) Public Sector
3 17 (7.17%) Telecoms
4 14 (5.91%) Electronics
4 14 (5.91%) Manufacturing
4 14 (5.91%) Marketing
5 8 (3.38%) Financial Institution
6 6 (2.53%) Banking
6 6 (2.53%) Law
7 5 (2.11%) Legal
8 4 (1.69%) Publishing
9 3 (1.27%) Local Government
10 1 (0.42%) Back Office
10 1 (0.42%) Billing
10 1 (0.42%) German Language
10 1 (0.42%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (20.25%) Architect
2 39 (16.46%) Consultant
3 31 (13.08%) Developer
4 30 (12.66%) Azure Engineer
5 20 (8.44%) Azure Architect
6 16 (6.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 15 (6.33%) Office 365 Engineer
7 15 (6.33%) Solutions Architect
8 14 (5.91%) Technical Leader
9 13 (5.49%) DevOps Engineer
9 13 (5.49%) Office 365 Consultant
10 12 (5.06%) .NET Developer
11 11 (4.64%) Administrator
11 11 (4.64%) Cloud Architect
12 9 (3.80%) DBA
12 9 (3.80%) Full Stack Developer
13 8 (3.38%) Analyst
13 8 (3.38%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 7 (2.95%) Azure Consultant
14 7 (2.95%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (18.14%) .NET
2 31 (13.08%) ASP.NET
3 27 (11.39%) ASP.NET Core
4 26 (10.97%) React
5 22 (9.28%) AngularJS
6 17 (7.17%) .NET Core
7 14 (5.91%) OAuth
8 13 (5.49%) Node.js
9 10 (4.22%) OpenID
10 8 (3.38%) XML
11 7 (2.95%) CSS
11 7 (2.95%) HTML
11 7 (2.95%) JSON
11 7 (2.95%) SAML
12 6 (2.53%) Apollo GraphQL
12 6 (2.53%) Express
12 6 (2.53%) GraphQL
12 6 (2.53%) LDAP
12 6 (2.53%) React Native
12 6 (2.53%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.39%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.80%) Hybrid Cloud
2 9 (3.80%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.38%) Mobile App
3 8 (3.38%) User Experience
4 6 (2.53%) Cloud Native
4 6 (2.53%) Data Centre
4 6 (2.53%) PKI
5 5 (2.11%) Private Cloud
6 4 (1.69%) Enterprise Cloud
6 4 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.69%) Social Media
7 3 (1.27%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.84%) Social Network
9 1 (0.42%) BYOD
9 1 (0.42%) CMDB
9 1 (0.42%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 97 (40.93%) Windows
2 37 (15.61%) Windows Server
3 21 (8.86%) Windows 10
4 15 (6.33%) Android
5 14 (5.91%) Apple iOS
6 12 (5.06%) Windows Mobile
7 10 (4.22%) Linux
8 8 (3.38%) Windows Server 2016
9 7 (2.95%) Windows Server 2019
10 6 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.69%) Unix
12 3 (1.27%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.84%) VMS
14 1 (0.42%) Debian
14 1 (0.42%) HPUX
14 1 (0.42%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.42%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.42%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (34.18%) DevOps
2 42 (17.72%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (14.77%) Business Intelligence
4 31 (13.08%) Migration
5 29 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
6 26 (10.97%) Analytics
7 24 (10.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 24 (10.13%) Mentoring
8 23 (9.70%) Continuous Improvement
8 23 (9.70%) TDD
9 21 (8.86%) Infrastructure as Code
10 20 (8.44%) Information Security
10 20 (8.44%) ITIL
10 20 (8.44%) Microservices
10 20 (8.44%) Software Engineering
11 19 (8.02%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 17 (7.17%) Identity Access Management
13 16 (6.75%) Service Delivery
14 14 (5.91%) Programme Management
14 14 (5.91%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 88 (37.13%) PowerShell
2 39 (16.46%) SQL
3 37 (15.61%) C#
4 34 (14.35%) JavaScript
5 20 (8.44%) TypeScript
6 12 (5.06%) Java
7 10 (4.22%) Python
8 5 (2.11%) Ada
8 5 (2.11%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.69%) ES6
10 3 (1.27%) Perl
10 3 (1.27%) Ruby
10 3 (1.27%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.27%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.27%) VBScript
11 2 (0.84%) C
11 2 (0.84%) Groovy
11 2 (0.84%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.42%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.42%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (13.50%) Security Cleared
2 30 (12.66%) SC Cleared
3 22 (9.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (5.91%) MCSE
5 9 (3.80%) Degree
5 9 (3.80%) MCSA
6 3 (1.27%) CISSP
6 3 (1.27%) MCP
6 3 (1.27%) Network+ Certification
6 3 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Certified Master
7 2 (0.84%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (0.42%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.42%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.42%) HPE ATP
8 1 (0.42%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (10.55%) QA
2 6 (2.53%) SLA
3 4 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.84%) GDPR
6 1 (0.42%) NIST
6 1 (0.42%) NIST 800
6 1 (0.42%) PMO
System Software
1 186 (78.48%) Active Directory
2 21 (8.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.22%) Hyper-V
3 10 (4.22%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (3.38%) Docker
5 7 (2.95%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.69%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (1.27%) vSphere
8 2 (0.84%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.42%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 1 (0.42%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.42%) LXC
9 1 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.42%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 43 (18.14%) Microsoft Intune
2 26 (10.97%) SCCM
3 24 (10.13%) Single Sign-On
4 22 (9.28%) Terraform
5 12 (5.06%) Kubernetes
6 9 (3.80%) Ansible
7 6 (2.53%) Packer
7 6 (2.53%) PowerCLI
8 5 (2.11%) vCenter Server
9 3 (1.27%) EMC VPLEX
9 3 (1.27%) Jamf Pro
9 3 (1.27%) Puppet
9 3 (1.27%) SCOM
10 2 (0.84%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.84%) CASB
10 2 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.42%) WMI
Vendors
1 152 (64.14%) Microsoft
2 27 (11.39%) VMware
3 16 (6.75%) SAP
4 13 (5.49%) Dell
4 13 (5.49%) Okta
5 11 (4.64%) Citrix
6 10 (4.22%) Palo Alto
7 9 (3.80%) HP
8 8 (3.38%) Apple
8 8 (3.38%) Cisco
8 8 (3.38%) Samsung
9 7 (2.95%) Databricks
9 7 (2.95%) Forcepoint
10 6 (2.53%) Google
10 6 (2.53%) Oracle
11 5 (2.11%) CA
11 5 (2.11%) CyberArk
11 5 (2.11%) EMC
11 5 (2.11%) McAfee
11 5 (2.11%) ServiceNow