Period
to 13 May 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 13 May 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
13 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 204 258 279
Rank change year-on-year +54 +21 +190
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 314 181 372
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.33% 0.87% 0.92%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.47% 2.55% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 125 268
10th Percentile £362 £300 £360
25th Percentile £420 £400 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% -
75th Percentile £556 £575 £575
90th Percentile £725 £625 £675
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £44.50 - -
England median hourly rate £44.50 - £21.00

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 London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 9,039 7,104 12,452
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.20% 34.04% 30.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,653 5,305 9,116
10th Percentile £363 £325 £350
25th Percentile £431 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £525
75th Percentile £625 £623 £606
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 48 65
10th Percentile £15.38 £14.40 £12.85
25th Percentile £21.37 £19.68 £17.89
Median hourly rate £44.75 £25.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +79.00% +19.05% -16.00%
75th Percentile £65.00 £48.97 £34.60
90th Percentile £68.00 £65.48 £64.25
England median hourly rate £21.05 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +5.25% +6.95% -1.58%

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 13 May 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 13 May 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 +56 53 £446 -6.11% 21
South London +41 8 £525 +10.53% 2
West London +12 5 £450 - 12
Azure Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 13 May 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.

1 312 (99.36%) Azure
2 257 (81.85%) Active Directory
3 186 (59.24%) Microsoft
4 130 (41.40%) Microsoft 365
5 124 (39.49%) Windows
6 115 (36.62%) PowerShell
7 94 (29.94%) DevOps
8 88 (28.03%) Social Skills
9 83 (26.43%) SharePoint
10 76 (24.20%) Finance
11 73 (23.25%) Agile Software Development
12 66 (21.02%) Microsoft Intune
13 64 (20.38%) .NET
14 63 (20.06%) SQL Server
15 57 (18.15%) Business Intelligence
16 52 (16.56%) JavaScript
17 51 (16.24%) C#
18 44 (14.01%) Power Platform
19 43 (13.69%) Public Sector
20 41 (13.06%) ASP.NET
21 40 (12.74%) SQL
21 40 (12.74%) DNS
22 39 (12.42%) Migration
22 39 (12.42%) Mentoring
22 39 (12.42%) Windows 10
22 39 (12.42%) Continuous Integration
22 39 (12.42%) Security Cleared
23 38 (12.10%) AngularJS
23 38 (12.10%) Windows Server
24 37 (11.78%) ASP.NET Core

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 83 (26.43%) SharePoint
2 15 (4.78%) MS Exchange
3 14 (4.46%) Skype for Business
4 4 (1.27%) Confluence
4 4 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.96%) SAS
6 2 (0.64%) Apache
6 2 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.32%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.32%) Apache ServiceMix
7 1 (0.32%) nginx
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 18 (5.73%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 312 (99.36%) Azure
2 130 (41.40%) Microsoft 365
3 44 (14.01%) Power Platform
4 31 (9.87%) OneDrive
4 31 (9.87%) PaaS
5 30 (9.55%) IaaS
6 20 (6.37%) SaaS
7 19 (6.05%) AWS
8 14 (4.46%) Serverless
9 12 (3.82%) Azure Key Vault
10 9 (2.87%) Azure Functions
10 9 (2.87%) Azure Synapse Analytics
11 8 (2.55%) Google Workspace
11 8 (2.55%) Power Automate
12 7 (2.23%) Azure App Service
12 7 (2.23%) Azure Data Factory
12 7 (2.23%) Boomi
13 6 (1.91%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 6 (1.91%) Azure Sentinel
13 6 (1.91%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 40 (12.74%) DNS
2 32 (10.19%) VPN
3 21 (6.69%) DHCP
4 20 (6.37%) Firewall
5 18 (5.73%) Wi-Fi
6 16 (5.10%) Skype
7 10 (3.18%) Network Security
8 8 (2.55%) SMTP
8 8 (2.55%) TCP/IP
9 7 (2.23%) FTP
9 7 (2.23%) WAN
10 4 (1.27%) HTTP
10 4 (1.27%) Unified Communications
11 3 (0.96%) DKIM
11 3 (0.96%) DMARC
11 3 (0.96%) Kerberos
11 3 (0.96%) VSAN
12 2 (0.64%) DMZ
12 2 (0.64%) Remote Desktop
12 2 (0.64%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (20.06%) SQL Server
2 32 (10.19%) Power BI
3 12 (3.82%) Azure SQL Database
4 10 (3.18%) Data Lake
5 7 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.59%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.27%) Big Data
7 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (0.96%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.64%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.32%) HDInsight
10 1 (0.32%) MySQL
10 1 (0.32%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.32%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 32 (10.19%) Octopus Deploy
2 16 (5.10%) Git (software)
3 9 (2.87%) Jenkins
4 7 (2.23%) Visual Studio
5 6 (1.91%) GitLab
6 4 (1.27%) Jasmine
6 4 (1.27%) JIRA
6 4 (1.27%) Karma Test Runner
6 4 (1.27%) Moq
6 4 (1.27%) NUnit
7 2 (0.64%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.64%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.64%) Gerrit
7 2 (0.64%) JMeter
7 2 (0.64%) Selenium
7 2 (0.64%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.64%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.32%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.32%) Gradle
8 1 (0.32%) MSBuild
General
1 88 (28.03%) Social Skills
2 76 (24.20%) Finance
3 43 (13.69%) Public Sector
4 24 (7.64%) Telecoms
5 22 (7.01%) Electronics
5 22 (7.01%) Manufacturing
5 22 (7.01%) Marketing
6 18 (5.73%) Documentation Skills
7 17 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (3.50%) Publishing
9 7 (2.23%) Legal
9 7 (2.23%) Organisational Skills
10 6 (1.91%) Law
11 5 (1.59%) Financial Institution
12 4 (1.27%) Banking
12 4 (1.27%) Influencing Skills
13 3 (0.96%) Billing
14 2 (0.64%) Local Government
15 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 70 (22.29%) Architect
2 44 (14.01%) Consultant
3 43 (13.69%) Developer
4 32 (10.19%) Azure Engineer
5 28 (8.92%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
6 25 (7.96%) Azure Architect
7 22 (7.01%) Technical Leader
8 21 (6.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 20 (6.37%) Microsoft 365 Consultant
10 17 (5.41%) Solutions Architect
11 16 (5.10%) Analyst
11 16 (5.10%) Microsoft 365 Architect
12 14 (4.46%) DevOps Engineer
12 14 (4.46%) SharePoint Developer
13 12 (3.82%) .NET Developer
14 10 (3.18%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 10 (3.18%) Security Architect
14 10 (3.18%) Security Engineer
15 9 (2.87%) Azure Consultant
15 9 (2.87%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (20.38%) .NET
2 41 (13.06%) ASP.NET
3 38 (12.10%) AngularJS
4 37 (11.78%) ASP.NET Core
5 35 (11.15%) React
6 19 (6.05%) OpenID
6 19 (6.05%) SAML
7 18 (5.73%) .NET Core
7 18 (5.73%) OAuth
8 15 (4.78%) CSS
8 15 (4.78%) HTML
8 15 (4.78%) Node.js
9 14 (4.46%) LDAP
10 9 (2.87%) Entity Framework
11 8 (2.55%) .NET Framework
11 8 (2.55%) Redux
11 8 (2.55%) RESTful
11 8 (2.55%) XML
12 7 (2.23%) SailPoint
13 6 (1.91%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 36 (11.46%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (3.50%) Social Media
3 8 (2.55%) Hybrid Cloud
3 8 (2.55%) Mobile App
3 8 (2.55%) PKI
4 7 (2.23%) Cloud Native
4 7 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (2.23%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.91%) User Experience
6 5 (1.59%) Public Cloud
6 5 (1.59%) Replication
7 4 (1.27%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.27%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.27%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.96%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.96%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.64%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.64%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.64%) Social Network
10 1 (0.32%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 124 (39.49%) Windows
2 39 (12.42%) Windows 10
3 38 (12.10%) Windows Server
4 26 (8.28%) Apple iOS
5 25 (7.96%) Android
6 18 (5.73%) Windows Mobile
7 14 (4.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (4.46%) Windows Server 2016
8 11 (3.50%) Linux
9 8 (2.55%) Windows Server 2019
10 6 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (1.59%) Unix
12 2 (0.64%) VMS
13 1 (0.32%) Debian
13 1 (0.32%) HPUX
13 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (29.94%) DevOps
2 73 (23.25%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (18.15%) Business Intelligence
4 39 (12.42%) Continuous Integration
4 39 (12.42%) Mentoring
4 39 (12.42%) Migration
5 37 (11.78%) TDD
6 36 (11.46%) Analytics
7 31 (9.87%) Identity Access Management
8 30 (9.55%) Continuous Improvement
8 30 (9.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 30 (9.55%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 29 (9.24%) Software Engineering
10 27 (8.60%) Information Security
11 23 (7.32%) Programme Management
11 23 (7.32%) Project Management
12 22 (7.01%) Digital Marketing
12 22 (7.01%) Infrastructure as Code
13 21 (6.69%) Identity Management
14 20 (6.37%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 115 (36.62%) PowerShell
2 52 (16.56%) JavaScript
3 51 (16.24%) C#
4 40 (12.74%) SQL
5 37 (11.78%) TypeScript
6 15 (4.78%) Java
6 15 (4.78%) Python
7 7 (2.23%) C
8 5 (1.59%) Ada
8 5 (1.59%) ES6
9 3 (0.96%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.96%) Perl
9 3 (0.96%) Ruby
9 3 (0.96%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.64%) Groovy
10 2 (0.64%) VB
11 1 (0.32%) ES7
11 1 (0.32%) PHP
11 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (12.42%) Security Cleared
2 36 (11.46%) SC Cleared
3 15 (4.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (3.82%) Degree
5 9 (2.87%) MCSE
6 6 (1.91%) MCSA
7 5 (1.59%) TOGAF Certification
8 3 (0.96%) CISM
8 3 (0.96%) CISSP
8 3 (0.96%) MCP
8 3 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Certified Master
9 2 (0.64%) SANS
10 1 (0.32%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.32%) CompTIA Security+
10 1 (0.32%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (10.83%) QA
2 8 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.23%) NIST
4 5 (1.59%) GDPR
5 4 (1.27%) SLA
6 3 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.32%) COBIT
8 1 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.32%) FISMA
8 1 (0.32%) NCSC
8 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.32%) PMO
8 1 (0.32%) PSD2
8 1 (0.32%) SOC 2
System Software
1 257 (81.85%) Active Directory
2 26 (8.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (4.78%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.23%) Docker
4 7 (2.23%) Virtual Desktop
4 7 (2.23%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.27%) vSphere
5 4 (1.27%) XenApp
6 3 (0.96%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.64%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 2 (0.64%) OpenAM
7 2 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.32%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.32%) NFS
Systems Management
1 66 (21.02%) Microsoft Intune
2 33 (10.51%) Single Sign-On
3 32 (10.19%) Terraform
4 26 (8.28%) SCCM
5 15 (4.78%) Ansible
6 10 (3.18%) Kubernetes
7 6 (1.91%) Packer
8 5 (1.59%) vCenter Server
9 3 (0.96%) PowerCLI
10 2 (0.64%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.64%) CASB
10 2 (0.64%) Jamf Pro
10 2 (0.64%) SCOM
11 1 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
11 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.32%) PingFederate
11 1 (0.32%) Puppet
11 1 (0.32%) WMI
Vendors
1 186 (59.24%) Microsoft
2 31 (9.87%) VMware
3 24 (7.64%) SAP
4 21 (6.69%) Okta
5 15 (4.78%) Samsung
6 12 (3.82%) Databricks
7 10 (3.18%) Citrix
8 9 (2.87%) CyberArk
8 9 (2.87%) HP
9 8 (2.55%) Dell
9 8 (2.55%) ForgeRock
9 8 (2.55%) Google
10 7 (2.23%) Apple
10 7 (2.23%) Cisco
10 7 (2.23%) Red Hat
11 6 (1.91%) BeyondTrust
11 6 (1.91%) ServiceNow
12 5 (1.59%) SolarWinds
13 4 (1.27%) CheckPoint
13 4 (1.27%) McAfee