Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 210 200 273
Rank change year-on-year -10 +73 +115
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 439 155 387
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.32% 1.18% 1.00%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.44% 3.36% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 106 275
10th Percentile £325 £311 £360
25th Percentile £435 £414 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £623 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £613 £638
England median daily rate £500 £475 £468
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.50% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
10th Percentile £17.02 " "
25th Percentile £18.14 " £48.50
Median hourly rate £20.00 - £52.00
75th Percentile £36.13 " £55.50
90th Percentile £45.80 " "
England median hourly rate £56.00 - £80.00

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 12,749 4,613 12,650
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.20% 35.14% 32.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,410 3,450 9,156
10th Percentile £380 £350 £325
25th Percentile £463 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £650 £630 £613
90th Percentile £720 £725 £688
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 16 94
10th Percentile £13.38 £13.81 £14.00
25th Percentile £16.26 £21.13 £18.70
Median hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -19.35% +47.62% +3.70%
75th Percentile £46.69 £48.50 £25.94
90th Percentile £65.00 £58.13 £53.38
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.92 £21.00
% change year-on-year -4.39% -0.39% +20.00%

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 20 September 2021.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Azure Active Directory in London over the 6 months to 20 September 2021.

Hourly 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 20 September 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 -32 47 £489 -6.90% 32
South London +4 5 £600 +11.63% 3
West London -15 4 £600 +26.65% 9
East London -11 2 £575 +119.05% 4
Azure Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 437 (99.54%) Azure
2 383 (87.24%) Active Directory
3 258 (58.77%) Microsoft
4 232 (52.85%) Microsoft 365
5 175 (39.86%) Windows
6 140 (31.89%) PowerShell
7 101 (23.01%) Microsoft Intune
8 97 (22.10%) DevOps
9 93 (21.18%) Social Skills
9 93 (21.18%) Finance
10 87 (19.82%) Agile Software Development
11 85 (19.36%) SharePoint
12 76 (17.31%) AWS
13 69 (15.72%) Migration
13 69 (15.72%) Windows Server
14 67 (15.26%) VMware
15 66 (15.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 63 (14.35%) SCCM
17 60 (13.67%) SQL
18 57 (12.98%) DNS
18 57 (12.98%) Single Sign-On
19 56 (12.76%) Windows 10
20 54 (12.30%) Active Directory Federation Services
21 49 (11.16%) C#
22 48 (10.93%) IaaS
23 47 (10.71%) Firewall
24 46 (10.48%) VMware Infrastructure
25 44 (10.02%) OneDrive
26 43 (9.79%) Analytics
26 43 (9.79%) Power Platform

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 85 (19.36%) SharePoint
2 14 (3.19%) MS Exchange
3 10 (2.28%) Confluence
4 9 (2.05%) Apache Spark
5 6 (1.37%) Apache Pig
6 5 (1.14%) IIS
6 5 (1.14%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.46%) Apache
7 2 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.46%) SAS
7 2 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.23%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 36 (8.20%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (3.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.05%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.23%) Figma
Business Applications
1 7 (1.59%) Sentinel
2 4 (0.91%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 437 (99.54%) Azure
2 232 (52.85%) Microsoft 365
3 76 (17.31%) AWS
4 48 (10.93%) IaaS
5 44 (10.02%) OneDrive
6 43 (9.79%) Power Platform
7 40 (9.11%) PaaS
8 33 (7.52%) SaaS
9 30 (6.83%) Serverless
10 24 (5.47%) Azure Data Factory
11 22 (5.01%) PowerApps
12 21 (4.78%) Azure Functions
12 21 (4.78%) Azure Key Vault
12 21 (4.78%) Azure Storage
13 18 (4.10%) Power Automate
14 17 (3.87%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 15 (3.42%) Azure Service Bus
16 14 (3.19%) Google Workspace
17 12 (2.73%) Azure ExpressRoute
18 10 (2.28%) Azure Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 57 (12.98%) DNS
2 47 (10.71%) Firewall
3 40 (9.11%) DHCP
4 30 (6.83%) VPN
5 15 (3.42%) SAN
6 12 (2.73%) Skype
6 12 (2.73%) SMTP
7 11 (2.51%) Network Security
8 10 (2.28%) Unified Communications
8 10 (2.28%) WAN
9 9 (2.05%) DKIM
9 9 (2.05%) DMARC
9 9 (2.05%) NetScaler
9 9 (2.05%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (1.82%) FTP
10 8 (1.82%) LAN
10 8 (1.82%) TCP/IP
11 7 (1.59%) Internet
11 7 (1.59%) NAS
12 4 (0.91%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (8.66%) SQL Server
2 28 (6.38%) Azure SQL Database
3 26 (5.92%) Data Lake
3 26 (5.92%) Power BI
4 15 (3.42%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (2.51%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 7 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
6 7 (1.59%) Big Data
7 6 (1.37%) Metadata
7 6 (1.37%) SAP HANA
7 6 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 5 (1.14%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.91%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.91%) SAP BW
10 3 (0.68%) Delta Lake
10 3 (0.68%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (4.10%) Git (software)
2 13 (2.96%) JIRA
3 8 (1.82%) Jenkins
4 7 (1.59%) Visual Studio
5 6 (1.37%) MSI
5 6 (1.37%) SonarQube
6 5 (1.14%) NUnit
6 5 (1.14%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (0.91%) Cucumber
7 4 (0.91%) Jasmine
7 4 (0.91%) Karma Test Runner
7 4 (0.91%) Moq
7 4 (0.91%) PowerDesigner
7 4 (0.91%) Robot Framework
7 4 (0.91%) Selenium
7 4 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (0.91%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (0.68%) GitLab
8 3 (0.68%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.46%) Cypress.io
General
1 93 (21.18%) Finance
1 93 (21.18%) Social Skills
2 34 (7.74%) Public Sector
3 23 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (4.10%) Banking
4 18 (4.10%) Documentation Skills
5 11 (2.51%) Organisational Skills
6 9 (2.05%) Digital Economy
6 9 (2.05%) Marketing
7 8 (1.82%) Electronics
7 8 (1.82%) Influencing Skills
7 8 (1.82%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.82%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.59%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.59%) Legal
9 6 (1.37%) Publishing
10 5 (1.14%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.91%) Law
12 3 (0.68%) Billing
13 2 (0.46%) Retail
Job Titles
1 110 (25.06%) Architect
2 64 (14.58%) Azure Engineer
3 52 (11.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 41 (9.34%) Developer
5 38 (8.66%) Azure Architect
6 37 (8.43%) Consultant
7 32 (7.29%) Solutions Architect
8 30 (6.83%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
9 27 (6.15%) Microsoft 365 Architect
10 26 (5.92%) Analyst
11 20 (4.56%) Microsoft 365 Consultant
11 20 (4.56%) Support Engineer
12 19 (4.33%) Cloud Architect
12 19 (4.33%) DevOps Engineer
12 19 (4.33%) Technical Architect
13 18 (4.10%) Security Engineer
14 17 (3.87%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
14 17 (3.87%) Cloud Engineer
14 17 (3.87%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 14 (3.19%) Azure DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (9.34%) .NET
2 38 (8.66%) SAML
3 25 (5.69%) OAuth
4 24 (5.47%) OpenID
5 23 (5.24%) ASP.NET
6 21 (4.78%) AngularJS
7 19 (4.33%) .NET Framework
8 17 (3.87%) Entity Framework
9 16 (3.64%) LDAP
9 16 (3.64%) React
10 14 (3.19%) CSS
11 13 (2.96%) HTML
12 12 (2.73%) Kafka
13 11 (2.51%) RESTful
13 11 (2.51%) SailPoint
14 9 (2.05%) .NET Core
14 9 (2.05%) ASP.NET Core
14 9 (2.05%) JSON
15 8 (1.82%) ARM Templates
16 7 (1.59%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 17 (3.87%) Cloud Native
2 16 (3.64%) Data Centre
3 15 (3.42%) Management Information System
4 11 (2.51%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (2.28%) Public Cloud
6 9 (2.05%) Mobile App
6 9 (2.05%) PKI
6 9 (2.05%) Replication
7 8 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.82%) User Experience
8 7 (1.59%) Legacy Applications
8 7 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (1.37%) Data Structures
9 6 (1.37%) Social Media
9 6 (1.37%) Virtual Team
10 4 (0.91%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.91%) Blackberry
10 4 (0.91%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (0.91%) NHS
11 3 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 175 (39.86%) Windows
2 69 (15.72%) Windows Server
3 56 (12.76%) Windows 10
4 33 (7.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (6.61%) Windows Server 2019
6 21 (4.78%) Linux
6 21 (4.78%) Windows Server 2016
7 17 (3.87%) Apple iOS
8 14 (3.19%) Android
9 10 (2.28%) Unix
10 9 (2.05%) Mac OS
10 9 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (1.82%) Windows Mobile
12 7 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.68%) Debian
13 3 (0.68%) HPUX
13 3 (0.68%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.46%) VMS
14 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.23%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (22.10%) DevOps
2 87 (19.82%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (15.72%) Migration
4 66 (15.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 43 (9.79%) Analytics
6 39 (8.88%) Identity Access Management
7 38 (8.66%) Identity Management
8 36 (8.20%) Business Intelligence
9 34 (7.74%) Project Delivery
10 33 (7.52%) ITIL
11 31 (7.06%) Multi-Factor Authentication
11 31 (7.06%) Scrum
12 28 (6.38%) Cybersecurity
13 24 (5.47%) Problem-Solving
14 23 (5.24%) B2C
14 23 (5.24%) Information Security
14 23 (5.24%) Microservices
14 23 (5.24%) Project Management
15 21 (4.78%) Technical Architecture
16 20 (4.56%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 140 (31.89%) PowerShell
2 60 (13.67%) SQL
3 49 (11.16%) C#
4 36 (8.20%) JavaScript
5 34 (7.74%) Python
6 23 (5.24%) C
7 17 (3.87%) Java
8 15 (3.42%) TypeScript
9 13 (2.96%) T-SQL
10 7 (1.59%) Perl
11 6 (1.37%) PHP
12 5 (1.14%) Go
12 5 (1.14%) R
12 5 (1.14%) VB
13 4 (0.91%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.68%) Scala
14 3 (0.68%) VBA
15 2 (0.46%) Java 11
15 2 (0.46%) Ruby
15 2 (0.46%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 33 (7.52%) Degree
2 30 (6.83%) Security Cleared
3 26 (5.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (5.47%) SC Cleared
5 10 (2.28%) MCSE
6 7 (1.59%) MCSA
7 6 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (1.14%) CISM
8 5 (1.14%) CISSP
9 4 (0.91%) CCNA
9 4 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.91%) TOGAF Certification
10 3 (0.68%) MCP
10 3 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.46%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.46%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.46%) MCITP
11 2 (0.46%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.46%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.92%) GDPR
2 18 (4.10%) QA
3 13 (2.96%) NIST
4 10 (2.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.37%) COBIT
6 4 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 4 (0.91%) SLA
7 3 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.68%) SOC 2
8 2 (0.46%) NIST 800
8 2 (0.46%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.46%) PSD2
9 1 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.23%) FISMA
9 1 (0.23%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.23%) GxP
9 1 (0.23%) NCSC
9 1 (0.23%) PMO
System Software
1 383 (87.24%) Active Directory
2 46 (10.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (6.83%) Virtual Desktop
4 20 (4.56%) Virtual Machines
5 17 (3.87%) Docker
5 17 (3.87%) Hyper-V
6 15 (3.42%) Microsoft App-V
6 15 (3.42%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (3.42%) XenApp
7 14 (3.19%) XenDesktop
8 6 (1.37%) OpenAM
9 4 (0.91%) vSphere
10 2 (0.46%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.46%) OpenDJ
10 2 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.23%) NFS
11 1 (0.23%) OpenIDM
11 1 (0.23%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 101 (23.01%) Microsoft Intune
2 63 (14.35%) SCCM
3 57 (12.98%) Single Sign-On
4 54 (12.30%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 34 (7.74%) Terraform
6 32 (7.29%) Kubernetes
7 14 (3.19%) Ansible
8 10 (2.28%) Jamf Pro
9 9 (2.05%) Puppet
9 9 (2.05%) vCenter Server
10 5 (1.14%) PowerCLI
11 4 (0.91%) Netcool
11 4 (0.91%) SCOM
12 3 (0.68%) AirWatch
12 3 (0.68%) FortiGate
12 3 (0.68%) MIIS
12 3 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (0.68%) TrustSec
13 2 (0.46%) Docker Swarm
13 2 (0.46%) vRealize
Vendors
1 258 (58.77%) Microsoft
2 67 (15.26%) VMware
3 40 (9.11%) Citrix
4 26 (5.92%) Okta
5 19 (4.33%) HP
6 17 (3.87%) Cisco
6 17 (3.87%) SAP
7 16 (3.64%) ForgeRock
7 16 (3.64%) Ivanti
8 15 (3.42%) Salesforce.com
9 14 (3.19%) CyberArk
10 13 (2.96%) Databricks
11 10 (2.28%) Oracle
11 10 (2.28%) Red Hat
12 9 (2.05%) SolarWinds
13 8 (1.82%) Cloudera
13 8 (1.82%) Google
13 8 (1.82%) MuleSoft
14 7 (1.59%) BeyondTrust
14 7 (1.59%) Nimble Storage