Period
to 1 October 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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 209 260 366
Rank change year-on-year +51 +106 +101
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 157 384 291
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.16% 1.00% 0.64%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.34% 3.08% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 291 223
Median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +6.15%
10th Percentile £308 £363 £339
90th Percentile £600 £634 £618
England median daily rate £475 £473 £475
% change year-on-year +0.53% -0.53% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £52.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.69% +48.57% -78.53%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £80.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -56.25% +400.00% -3.03%

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 4,694 12,453 11,895
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 34.73% 32.53% 26.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,302 8,888 8,775
Median daily rate £525 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £325
90th Percentile £725 £688 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £478
% change year-on-year - +4.71% +3.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 112 80
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% -3.37% +3.49%
10th Percentile £21.05 £17.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £49.35 £66.83 £78.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year +55.56% +20.00% -6.25%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +80 27 £513 +2.50% 2
West London +62 6 £430 -21.82% 6
South London +37 6 £550 +29.41% 2
East London +54 2 £263 - 2
Azure Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 157 (100.00%) Azure
2 126 (80.25%) Active Directory
3 89 (56.69%) Microsoft
4 65 (41.40%) Office 365
5 61 (38.85%) Windows
6 47 (29.94%) DevOps
7 44 (28.03%) PowerShell
8 40 (25.48%) Finance
9 34 (21.66%) Microsoft Intune
10 26 (16.56%) SQL
10 26 (16.56%) Agile Software Development
11 25 (15.92%) Migration
12 23 (14.65%) SharePoint
13 21 (13.38%) PaaS
14 20 (12.74%) Windows 10
14 20 (12.74%) VPN
15 19 (12.10%) VMware
15 19 (12.10%) Microservices
16 18 (11.46%) OneDrive
16 18 (11.46%) Skype
16 18 (11.46%) Multi-Factor Authentication
16 18 (11.46%) VMware Infrastructure
16 18 (11.46%) C#
16 18 (11.46%) Java
17 16 (10.19%) DNS
17 16 (10.19%) SCCM
18 15 (9.55%) Information Security
18 15 (9.55%) Citrix
18 15 (9.55%) Change Management
18 15 (9.55%) Cosmos DB

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 23 (14.65%) SharePoint
2 14 (8.92%) Skype for Business
3 12 (7.64%) MS Exchange
4 6 (3.82%) Confluence
5 5 (3.18%) Apache Spark
5 5 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (2.55%) Apache Pig
7 3 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.27%) CMS
8 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.64%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (4.46%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.64%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 157 (100.00%) Azure
2 65 (41.40%) Office 365
3 21 (13.38%) PaaS
4 18 (11.46%) OneDrive
5 15 (9.55%) IaaS
6 12 (7.64%) Azure Data Factory
7 11 (7.01%) SaaS
8 10 (6.37%) Power Platform
9 9 (5.73%) AWS
10 7 (4.46%) Azure Functions
10 7 (4.46%) Serverless
10 7 (4.46%) Yammer
11 6 (3.82%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (3.82%) Amazon S3
12 5 (3.18%) Logic Apps
13 4 (2.55%) Mimecast
14 3 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
14 3 (1.91%) Dynamics 365
14 3 (1.91%) Power Automate
15 2 (1.27%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 20 (12.74%) VPN
2 18 (11.46%) Skype
3 16 (10.19%) DNS
4 13 (8.28%) Firewall
4 13 (8.28%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (4.46%) Network Security
6 6 (3.82%) WAN
7 4 (2.55%) DHCP
7 4 (2.55%) LAN
7 4 (2.55%) VoIP
8 3 (1.91%) DMZ
8 3 (1.91%) SAN
9 2 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.27%) Internet
9 2 (1.27%) Intranet
9 2 (1.27%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.27%) SSL
9 2 (1.27%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.27%) Wireless
10 1 (0.64%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.55%) Cosmos DB
2 12 (7.64%) Azure SQL Database
3 11 (7.01%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (6.37%) SQL Server
5 8 (5.10%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 8 (5.10%) Data Lake
6 7 (4.46%) Redis
7 6 (3.82%) Power BI
8 5 (3.18%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (3.18%) SAP HANA
9 3 (1.91%) Parquet
9 3 (1.91%) PolyBase
9 3 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (1.27%) OLAP
10 2 (1.27%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.27%) Snowflake Schema
11 1 (0.64%) Big Data
11 1 (0.64%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.64%) MySQL
11 1 (0.64%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (3.82%) JIRA
2 4 (2.55%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.91%) GitLab
3 3 (1.91%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (1.27%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.64%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.64%) Hudson
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 40 (25.48%) Finance
2 8 (5.10%) Public Sector
3 6 (3.82%) Banking
3 6 (3.82%) Legal
3 6 (3.82%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.18%) Marketing
5 4 (2.55%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.91%) Electronics
6 3 (1.91%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.91%) German Language
7 2 (1.27%) Automotive
7 2 (1.27%) Back Office
7 2 (1.27%) French Language
7 2 (1.27%) Local Government
7 2 (1.27%) Publishing
7 2 (1.27%) Retail
8 1 (0.64%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 36 (22.93%) Architect
2 27 (17.20%) Azure Engineer
3 19 (12.10%) Azure Architect
4 17 (10.83%) Consultant
5 15 (9.55%) Office 365 Engineer
6 12 (7.64%) Analyst
7 11 (7.01%) DevOps Engineer
8 10 (6.37%) Active Directory Architect
8 10 (6.37%) Active Directory Engineer
8 10 (6.37%) Solutions Architect
9 9 (5.73%) Developer
9 9 (5.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (4.46%) IAM Consultant
11 6 (3.82%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 6 (3.82%) Identity and Access Management Consultant
11 6 (3.82%) Identity Management Consultant
11 6 (3.82%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 6 (3.82%) Management Consultant
11 6 (3.82%) Security Architect
11 6 (3.82%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.37%) .NET
2 6 (3.82%) ASP.NET Web API
2 6 (3.82%) Entity Framework
2 6 (3.82%) JSON
2 6 (3.82%) Node.js
3 5 (3.18%) Kafka
3 5 (3.18%) SignalR
3 5 (3.18%) XML
4 4 (2.55%) .NET Core
4 4 (2.55%) Middleware
4 4 (2.55%) YAML
5 3 (1.91%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.91%) OAuth
5 3 (1.91%) PySpark
5 3 (1.91%) React
5 3 (1.91%) Redux
6 2 (1.27%) LDAP
6 2 (1.27%) REST
6 2 (1.27%) SAML
6 2 (1.27%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (7.64%) Management Information System
2 9 (5.73%) Mobile App
3 8 (5.10%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.82%) Virtual Team
5 5 (3.18%) PKI
5 5 (3.18%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (2.55%) Cloud Native
6 4 (2.55%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.27%) CMDB
7 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.27%) FMCG
7 2 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.27%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.27%) Social Media
7 2 (1.27%) User Experience
8 1 (0.64%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.64%) Clustering
8 1 (0.64%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 61 (38.85%) Windows
2 20 (12.74%) Windows 10
3 12 (7.64%) Windows Server
4 11 (7.01%) Windows Mobile
5 10 (6.37%) Linux
6 8 (5.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (4.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (3.82%) Android
8 6 (3.82%) Apple iOS
9 5 (3.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (3.18%) Unix
9 5 (3.18%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (2.55%) Debian
10 4 (2.55%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (0.64%) HPUX
12 1 (0.64%) VMS
12 1 (0.64%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (29.94%) DevOps
2 26 (16.56%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (15.92%) Migration
4 19 (12.10%) Microservices
5 18 (11.46%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 15 (9.55%) Change Management
6 15 (9.55%) Information Security
7 14 (8.92%) Identity Access Management
8 12 (7.64%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (7.01%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (7.01%) Cybersecurity
9 11 (7.01%) Project Management
10 10 (6.37%) Coaching
10 10 (6.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 10 (6.37%) ITIL
10 10 (6.37%) Mentoring
10 10 (6.37%) Scrum
11 9 (5.73%) Infrastructure Automation
11 9 (5.73%) Problem-Solving
12 8 (5.10%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 44 (28.03%) PowerShell
2 26 (16.56%) SQL
3 18 (11.46%) C#
3 18 (11.46%) Java
4 9 (5.73%) Python
5 8 (5.10%) T-SQL
6 6 (3.82%) Bash Shell
6 6 (3.82%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.55%) Perl
7 4 (2.55%) PHP
7 4 (2.55%) VBScript
8 3 (1.91%) R
9 1 (0.64%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.64%) C
9 1 (0.64%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (3.82%) CISSP
1 6 (3.82%) SC Cleared
1 6 (3.82%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.18%) Degree
2 5 (3.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.55%) DV Cleared
3 4 (2.55%) MCSE
4 2 (1.27%) CISM
4 2 (1.27%) MCSA
5 1 (0.64%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 1 (0.64%) APMP
5 1 (0.64%) CISA
5 1 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.64%) HPE ATP
5 1 (0.64%) MCP
5 1 (0.64%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.18%) GDPR
3 4 (2.55%) QA
4 3 (1.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.27%) PMO
6 1 (0.64%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.64%) NIST
6 1 (0.64%) NIST 800
6 1 (0.64%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.64%) SLA
System Software
1 126 (80.25%) Active Directory
2 18 (11.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.46%) Docker
3 7 (4.46%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.91%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.27%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 2 (1.27%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.27%) XenApp
6 1 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 34 (21.66%) Microsoft Intune
2 16 (10.19%) SCCM
3 11 (7.01%) Kubernetes
4 10 (6.37%) Terraform
5 8 (5.10%) Single Sign-On
6 6 (3.82%) Ansible
7 4 (2.55%) vMotion
8 3 (1.91%) HP ALM
8 3 (1.91%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 2 (1.27%) AirWatch
9 2 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (1.27%) SCOM
10 1 (0.64%) EMC VPLEX
10 1 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.64%) Nagios
10 1 (0.64%) Nessus
10 1 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.64%) Puppet
10 1 (0.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 89 (56.69%) Microsoft
2 19 (12.10%) VMware
3 15 (9.55%) Citrix
4 10 (6.37%) Cisco
5 9 (5.73%) SAP
6 7 (4.46%) Databricks
6 7 (4.46%) HP
7 6 (3.82%) McAfee
7 6 (3.82%) Oracle
7 6 (3.82%) Palo Alto
7 6 (3.82%) Red Hat
7 6 (3.82%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (3.18%) MuleSoft
8 5 (3.18%) Samsung
8 5 (3.18%) ServiceNow
9 4 (2.55%) Cloudera
10 3 (1.91%) CyberArk
10 3 (1.91%) Dell
10 3 (1.91%) SolarWinds
10 3 (1.91%) Symantec