Period
to 7 December 2019

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 7 December 2019 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
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 239 327 450
Rank change year-on-year +88 +123 +31
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 369 356 196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.08% 0.76% 0.41%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.21% 2.76% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 265 130
London median daily rate £494 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £306 £358 £247
90th Percentile £625 £638 £601
England median daily rate £475 £463 £460
% change year-on-year +2.70% +0.54% -1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
London median hourly rate £52.00 £35.00 £163.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.57% -78.53% -
10th Percentile £48.50 £35.00 £159.50
90th Percentile £55.50 £35.00 £166.50
England median hourly rate £80.00 £16.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year +400.00% -4.48% -

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 11,494 12,884 9,294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 33.61% 27.54% 19.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,206 9,559 6,984
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £328 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £638
England median daily rate £500 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 76 89
London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.42% -11.63% -18.10%
10th Percentile £16.80 £12.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £78.75 £78.97 £58.75
England median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year +22.86% -14.63% +7.89%

Azure Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Azure Active Directory as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure Active Directory in London

Azure Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure Active Directory in London over the 6 months to 7 December 2019.

Contractor 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 7 December 2019. 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 82 £500 +5.26% 18
South London +45 16 £429 -4.72% 3
West London +11 13 £375 -16.67% 12
North London +13 1 £563 - 1
Azure Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 7 December 2019, 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.

1 357 (96.75%) Azure
2 330 (89.43%) Active Directory
3 201 (54.47%) Microsoft
4 183 (49.59%) Office 365
5 169 (45.80%) Windows
6 103 (27.91%) PowerShell
7 80 (21.68%) Migration
8 74 (20.05%) SharePoint
9 73 (19.78%) PaaS
10 71 (19.24%) Microsoft Intune
11 66 (17.89%) IaaS
12 65 (17.62%) DevOps
13 62 (16.80%) Windows Server
13 62 (16.80%) Single Sign-On
14 60 (16.26%) SQL
15 55 (14.91%) Finance
16 54 (14.63%) SCCM
17 49 (13.28%) AWS
17 49 (13.28%) Windows 10
18 48 (13.01%) SaaS
19 45 (12.20%) VMware
20 44 (11.92%) VPN
21 41 (11.11%) Firewall
22 39 (10.57%) DNS
23 37 (10.03%) Microsoft Office
23 37 (10.03%) Identity Access Management
24 36 (9.76%) C#
24 36 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
25 35 (9.49%) Azure SQL Database
26 34 (9.21%) Microservices

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 74 (20.05%) SharePoint
2 18 (4.88%) MS Exchange
3 9 (2.44%) Skype for Business
4 8 (2.17%) Confluence
4 8 (2.17%) IIS
5 5 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.27%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.27%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.27%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 37 (10.03%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 16 (4.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.08%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 357 (96.75%) Azure
2 183 (49.59%) Office 365
3 73 (19.78%) PaaS
4 66 (17.89%) IaaS
5 49 (13.28%) AWS
6 48 (13.01%) SaaS
7 33 (8.94%) OneDrive
8 27 (7.32%) Serverless
9 19 (5.15%) Power Platform
10 18 (4.88%) Dynamics 365
11 17 (4.61%) Azure Data Factory
12 15 (4.07%) Azure Functions
13 11 (2.98%) PowerApps
14 10 (2.71%) NuGet
15 9 (2.44%) Data Lake Analytics
15 9 (2.44%) GitHub
16 8 (2.17%) Microsoft Flow
17 7 (1.90%) GCP
17 7 (1.90%) Mimecast
17 7 (1.90%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 44 (11.92%) VPN
2 41 (11.11%) Firewall
3 39 (10.57%) DNS
4 29 (7.86%) DHCP
5 22 (5.96%) Network Security
6 20 (5.42%) Wi-Fi
7 17 (4.61%) Skype
8 14 (3.79%) Kerberos
9 13 (3.52%) TCP/IP
10 11 (2.98%) WAN
11 10 (2.71%) LAN
12 8 (2.17%) Internet
13 7 (1.90%) NetScaler
14 5 (1.36%) SAN
15 4 (1.08%) IPsec
15 4 (1.08%) SNMP
15 4 (1.08%) Unified Communications
16 3 (0.81%) HTTP
16 3 (0.81%) Structured Cabling
16 3 (0.81%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (9.49%) Azure SQL Database
2 34 (9.21%) SQL Server
3 17 (4.61%) Power BI
4 12 (3.25%) Amazon RDS
5 11 (2.98%) Data Lake
6 8 (2.17%) MySQL
7 7 (1.90%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.36%) Big Data
8 5 (1.36%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.81%) Cosmos DB
10 2 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.54%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.27%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.27%) Redis
11 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 21 (5.69%) Git (software)
2 13 (3.52%) JIRA
3 12 (3.25%) Octopus Deploy
4 9 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (2.44%) TeamCity
4 9 (2.44%) Visual Studio Team System
5 5 (1.36%) Visual Studio
6 4 (1.08%) Bitbucket
6 4 (1.08%) Subversion
7 3 (0.81%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.54%) Jasmine
8 2 (0.54%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (0.54%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.54%) MSI
8 2 (0.54%) NUnit
8 2 (0.54%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.27%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.27%) Gerrit
9 1 (0.27%) Mocha
9 1 (0.27%) Toad
General
1 55 (14.91%) Finance
2 18 (4.88%) Public Sector
3 16 (4.34%) Law
4 15 (4.07%) Banking
5 12 (3.25%) Legal
6 9 (2.44%) Telecoms
7 8 (2.17%) Electronics
7 8 (2.17%) Manufacturing
7 8 (2.17%) Marketing
8 5 (1.36%) Advertising
9 4 (1.08%) Publishing
10 3 (0.81%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.54%) Billing
11 2 (0.54%) German Language
11 2 (0.54%) Retail
12 1 (0.27%) Back Office
12 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 73 (19.78%) Architect
2 67 (18.16%) Azure Engineer
3 50 (13.55%) Consultant
4 29 (7.86%) Administrator
5 26 (7.05%) Azure DevOps
6 24 (6.50%) Azure Architect
7 22 (5.96%) Developer
7 22 (5.96%) DevOps Engineer
7 22 (5.96%) Support Engineer
8 21 (5.69%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 20 (5.42%) Active Directory Consultant
9 20 (5.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 17 (4.61%) Systems Administrator
10 17 (4.61%) Technical Architect
11 16 (4.34%) Technical Leader
12 15 (4.07%) Office 365 Engineer
13 14 (3.79%) Azure Developer
14 13 (3.52%) Active Directory Engineer
14 13 (3.52%) Analyst
14 13 (3.52%) Azure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (8.40%) .NET
2 27 (7.32%) OAuth
3 18 (4.88%) YAML
4 17 (4.61%) SAML
5 16 (4.34%) OpenID
6 15 (4.07%) Web Services
7 11 (2.98%) REST
8 10 (2.71%) JSON
8 10 (2.71%) OAuth2
9 9 (2.44%) HTML
10 8 (2.17%) ASP.NET
10 8 (2.17%) React
11 7 (1.90%) RESTful
12 6 (1.63%) .NET Core
12 6 (1.63%) AngularJS
12 6 (1.63%) LDAP
12 6 (1.63%) SOAP
13 5 (1.36%) CSS
14 4 (1.08%) .NET Framework
14 4 (1.08%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.42%) Enterprise Software
2 19 (5.15%) PKI
3 15 (4.07%) Public Cloud
4 14 (3.79%) Cloud Native
5 11 (2.98%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
6 8 (2.17%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.63%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.63%) Social Media
7 6 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (1.63%) Virtual Team
8 5 (1.36%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (1.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (1.36%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.36%) Replication
9 4 (1.08%) Device Driver
9 4 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.81%) SCADA
10 3 (0.81%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (0.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 169 (45.80%) Windows
2 62 (16.80%) Windows Server
3 49 (13.28%) Windows 10
4 36 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (7.05%) Windows 7
6 21 (5.69%) Linux
7 20 (5.42%) Android
8 18 (4.88%) Apple iOS
9 12 (3.25%) Windows Mobile
10 11 (2.98%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (2.17%) Unix
12 7 (1.90%) Ubuntu
13 5 (1.36%) VMS
14 3 (0.81%) CentOS
15 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X Server
15 1 (0.27%) Solaris
15 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (21.68%) Migration
2 65 (17.62%) DevOps
3 37 (10.03%) Identity Access Management
4 34 (9.21%) Microservices
5 33 (8.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 32 (8.67%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (7.32%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 21 (5.69%) Analytics
8 21 (5.69%) Problem-Solving
9 20 (5.42%) Business Intelligence
9 20 (5.42%) Identity Management
9 20 (5.42%) Test Automation
10 19 (5.15%) ITIL
10 19 (5.15%) Stakeholder Management
11 18 (4.88%) CRM
12 15 (4.07%) Disaster Recovery
13 14 (3.79%) Continuous Improvement
13 14 (3.79%) Event-Driven Architecture
13 14 (3.79%) Functional Testing
14 13 (3.52%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 103 (27.91%) PowerShell
2 60 (16.26%) SQL
3 36 (9.76%) C#
4 11 (2.98%) Python
4 11 (2.98%) VB
5 9 (2.44%) Java
6 7 (1.90%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.63%) C
7 6 (1.63%) VBScript
8 5 (1.36%) Bash Shell
8 5 (1.36%) C++
8 5 (1.36%) Ruby
9 4 (1.08%) Perl
9 4 (1.08%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.54%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.27%) Groovy
11 1 (0.27%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 28 (7.59%) Security Cleared
2 26 (7.05%) SC Cleared
3 18 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (3.79%) Degree
5 13 (3.52%) MCSE
6 5 (1.36%) MCITP
6 5 (1.36%) MCSA
7 4 (1.08%) CISA
7 4 (1.08%) CISM
7 4 (1.08%) CISSP
8 3 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.81%) GCFA
8 3 (0.81%) GCIH
8 3 (0.81%) TOGAF Certification
9 2 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.54%) MCP
9 2 (0.54%) PhD
10 1 (0.27%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.25%) SLA
2 6 (1.63%) QA
3 3 (0.81%) GDPR
4 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.27%) NIST
4 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 330 (89.43%) Active Directory
2 23 (6.23%) Virtual Machines
2 23 (6.23%) vSphere
3 20 (5.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (3.79%) Hyper-V
5 11 (2.98%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (2.71%) Docker
7 9 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (2.17%) XenApp
8 8 (2.17%) XenDesktop
9 6 (1.63%) BitLocker
9 6 (1.63%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.27%) KVM
11 1 (0.27%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 1 (0.27%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 71 (19.24%) Microsoft Intune
2 62 (16.80%) Single Sign-On
3 54 (14.63%) SCCM
4 27 (7.32%) Ansible
4 27 (7.32%) Kubernetes
5 23 (6.23%) Terraform
6 13 (3.52%) SCOM
7 9 (2.44%) Puppet
8 7 (1.90%) AirWatch
8 7 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (1.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 5 (1.36%) Istio
11 4 (1.08%) CA Single Sign-On
11 4 (1.08%) FortiGate
12 3 (0.81%) CASB
12 3 (0.81%) Jamf Pro
13 2 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
13 2 (0.54%) PingFederate
13 2 (0.54%) SCVMM
13 2 (0.54%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 201 (54.47%) Microsoft
2 45 (12.20%) VMware
3 15 (4.07%) Apple
4 14 (3.79%) Cisco
4 14 (3.79%) Google
5 13 (3.52%) Citrix
5 13 (3.52%) Samsung
6 12 (3.25%) CA
7 10 (2.71%) Splunk
8 9 (2.44%) Ivanti
9 8 (2.17%) SAP
10 6 (1.63%) Dell
10 6 (1.63%) NetApp
10 6 (1.63%) Oracle
10 6 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (1.36%) Atlassian
11 5 (1.36%) Darktrace
11 5 (1.36%) EMC
11 5 (1.36%) ServiceNow
12 4 (1.08%) Thycotic