Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 2022 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
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 209 216 267
Rank change year-on-year +7 +51 +48
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 501 201 281
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.33% 1.12% 0.94%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.44% 2.97% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 134 193
10th Percentile £334 £363 £300
25th Percentile £452 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% - -7.09%
75th Percentile £613 £525 £575
90th Percentile £700 £588 £625
England median daily rate £500 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
10th Percentile £21.80 - -
25th Percentile £24.83 - £48.50
Median hourly rate £30.09 - £52.00
75th Percentile £35.15 - £55.50
90th Percentile £38.06 - -
England median hourly rate £23.50 £40.25 £80.00
% change year-on-year -41.61% -49.69% +400.00%

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 14,566 6,765 10,176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.74% 37.73% 34.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,843 5,037 7,438
10th Percentile £394 £338 £313
25th Percentile £475 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +15.00% -4.76% -
75th Percentile £675 £600 £613
90th Percentile £750 £688 £700
England median daily rate £540 £488 £500
% change year-on-year +10.77% -2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 25 74
10th Percentile £13.88 £20.40 £15.73
25th Percentile £20.89 £22.50 £18.71
Median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year -3.85% +20.93% +14.94%
75th Percentile £55.00 £61.00 £42.93
90th Percentile £71.42 £68.00 £78.75
England median hourly rate £21.04 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -4.36% +10.00% +14.29%

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 27 January 2022.

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 27 January 2022.

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 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -9 67 £525 +24.70% 46
West London -16 10 £400 -5.88% 14
South London -11 5 £375 -11.76% 1
Azure Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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.

1 500 (99.80%) Azure
2 435 (86.83%) Active Directory
3 302 (60.28%) Microsoft
4 237 (47.31%) Microsoft 365
5 171 (34.13%) PowerShell
6 166 (33.13%) Windows
7 138 (27.54%) Finance
8 126 (25.15%) Agile Software Development
9 118 (23.55%) DevOps
10 104 (20.76%) Microsoft Intune
11 97 (19.36%) Social Skills
12 85 (16.97%) CI/CD
13 79 (15.77%) Migration
14 76 (15.17%) Terraform
15 69 (13.77%) SQL
16 67 (13.37%) PaaS
17 65 (12.97%) AWS
18 63 (12.57%) Active Directory Federation Services
19 62 (12.38%) Firewall
20 60 (11.98%) Kubernetes
21 58 (11.58%) Analytics
21 58 (11.58%) SQL Server
22 57 (11.38%) Windows Server
23 56 (11.18%) C#
23 56 (11.18%) Linux
24 55 (10.98%) IaaS
25 54 (10.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 54 (10.78%) .NET
25 54 (10.78%) SharePoint
25 54 (10.78%) SCCM

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 54 (10.78%) SharePoint
2 26 (5.19%) IIS
3 14 (2.79%) MS Exchange
4 13 (2.59%) Confluence
5 10 (2.00%) Apache
6 9 (1.80%) Skype for Business
7 8 (1.60%) nginx
8 7 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.80%) CMS
9 4 (0.80%) Drupal
10 3 (0.60%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.60%) WordPress
11 2 (0.40%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.40%) NServiceBus
12 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.20%) IBM HTTP Server
12 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (3.99%) Microsoft Office
1 20 (3.99%) MS Visio
2 12 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.20%) Autodesk Inventor
5 1 (0.20%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.20%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 16 (3.19%) Sentinel
2 6 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.60%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.40%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 500 (99.80%) Azure
2 237 (47.31%) Microsoft 365
3 67 (13.37%) PaaS
4 65 (12.97%) AWS
5 55 (10.98%) IaaS
6 47 (9.38%) Azure Monitor
7 32 (6.39%) OneDrive
7 32 (6.39%) SaaS
8 31 (6.19%) Serverless
9 28 (5.59%) Power Platform
10 26 (5.19%) Azure Storage
11 25 (4.99%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 25 (4.99%) Azure Service Bus
12 24 (4.79%) Azure Sentinel
13 23 (4.59%) Azure Key Vault
14 19 (3.79%) Azure Functions
15 17 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
15 17 (3.39%) NuGet
16 16 (3.19%) Azure Data Factory
17 15 (2.99%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 62 (12.38%) Firewall
2 52 (10.38%) DNS
3 32 (6.39%) VPN
4 20 (3.99%) DHCP
5 18 (3.59%) Reverse Proxy
6 17 (3.39%) Network Security
7 16 (3.19%) BGP
7 16 (3.19%) Skype
7 16 (3.19%) TCP/IP
8 13 (2.59%) SAN
9 11 (2.20%) NetScaler
10 10 (2.00%) LAN
11 9 (1.80%) Internet
11 9 (1.80%) WAN
12 8 (1.60%) SMTP
13 7 (1.40%) DKIM
13 7 (1.40%) DMARC
13 7 (1.40%) NAS
13 7 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
14 6 (1.20%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (11.58%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.99%) Azure SQL Database
3 20 (3.99%) Data Lake
3 20 (3.99%) Power BI
4 12 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (1.80%) MongoDB
6 7 (1.40%) Big Data
7 6 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (1.20%) Redis
8 5 (1.00%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (0.80%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.80%) MySQL
9 4 (0.80%) Tableau
10 3 (0.60%) Amazon Aurora
10 3 (0.60%) BigQuery
10 3 (0.60%) Looker
10 3 (0.60%) Metadata
10 3 (0.60%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 29 (5.79%) Jenkins
2 22 (4.39%) SonarQube
3 21 (4.19%) JIRA
4 20 (3.99%) Cucumber
4 20 (3.99%) Robot Framework
4 20 (3.99%) Selenium
5 16 (3.19%) Git (software)
6 15 (2.99%) Sonatype Nexus
7 13 (2.59%) GitLab
8 8 (1.60%) TeamCity
9 7 (1.40%) Gradle
9 7 (1.40%) Maven
10 2 (0.40%) Cypress.io
10 2 (0.40%) Gatling
10 2 (0.40%) JUnit
10 2 (0.40%) Mockito
10 2 (0.40%) PowerDesigner
10 2 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.20%) Postman
General
1 138 (27.54%) Finance
2 97 (19.36%) Social Skills
3 39 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (5.59%) Public Sector
5 22 (4.39%) Banking
6 16 (3.19%) Front Office
6 16 (3.19%) Marketing
7 14 (2.79%) Documentation Skills
7 14 (2.79%) Electronics
7 14 (2.79%) Investment Banking
7 14 (2.79%) Telecoms
8 13 (2.59%) Manufacturing
9 12 (2.40%) Back Office
9 12 (2.40%) Organisational Skills
10 11 (2.20%) Influencing Skills
11 10 (2.00%) Legal
12 6 (1.20%) Financial Institution
13 5 (1.00%) Billing
14 3 (0.60%) Advertising
14 3 (0.60%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 118 (23.55%) Architect
2 81 (16.17%) Azure Engineer
3 51 (10.18%) Azure Architect
4 46 (9.18%) Developer
5 36 (7.19%) DevOps Engineer
6 35 (6.99%) Consultant
7 34 (6.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 33 (6.59%) Solutions Architect
9 32 (6.39%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
10 30 (5.99%) Cloud Architect
11 26 (5.19%) Analyst
12 25 (4.99%) Microsoft 365 Architect
13 24 (4.79%) Security Engineer
13 24 (4.79%) Technical Architect
14 22 (4.39%) Security Architect
14 22 (4.39%) Support Engineer
15 21 (4.19%) C# Developer
16 20 (3.99%) Cloud Engineer
17 19 (3.79%) Azure Developer
17 19 (3.79%) Azure DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (10.78%) .NET
2 30 (5.99%) CSS
3 28 (5.59%) .NET Framework
4 26 (5.19%) JSON
4 26 (5.19%) OpenID
4 26 (5.19%) SAML
5 24 (4.79%) .NET Core
6 23 (4.59%) HTML
7 20 (3.99%) ARM Templates
7 20 (3.99%) ASP.NET
7 20 (3.99%) Entity Framework
8 17 (3.39%) ASP.NET Web API
8 17 (3.39%) React
9 16 (3.19%) OAuth
10 14 (2.79%) LDAP
11 13 (2.59%) AngularJS
12 11 (2.20%) Web Services
13 9 (1.80%) jQuery
13 9 (1.80%) Middleware
14 8 (1.60%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 28 (5.59%) Cloud Native
1 28 (5.59%) PKI
2 20 (3.99%) Greenfield Project
3 18 (3.59%) Data Centre
3 18 (3.59%) Hybrid Cloud
4 16 (3.19%) Public Cloud
5 14 (2.79%) Data Protection Act
6 13 (2.59%) Management Information System
7 12 (2.40%) User Experience
8 10 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (1.60%) Private Cloud
9 8 (1.60%) Replication
10 7 (1.40%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.20%) Legacy Applications
11 6 (1.20%) NVMe
12 5 (1.00%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.80%) Clustering
13 4 (0.80%) NHS
14 3 (0.60%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 166 (33.13%) Windows
2 57 (11.38%) Windows Server
3 56 (11.18%) Linux
4 41 (8.18%) Windows 10
5 32 (6.39%) Unix
6 14 (2.79%) Android
7 13 (2.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (2.59%) Windows Server 2016
8 12 (2.40%) Mac OS
9 11 (2.20%) Apple iOS
10 8 (1.60%) Windows 7
10 8 (1.60%) Windows Server 2019
11 6 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (1.00%) VMS
13 4 (0.80%) HPUX
13 4 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.20%) AIX
14 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (25.15%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (23.55%) DevOps
3 85 (16.97%) CI/CD
4 79 (15.77%) Migration
5 58 (11.58%) Analytics
6 54 (10.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 53 (10.58%) Microservices
8 51 (10.18%) Scrum
9 46 (9.18%) Identity Access Management
9 46 (9.18%) ITIL
10 45 (8.98%) Problem-Solving
11 40 (7.98%) Identity Management
11 40 (7.98%) Service Management
12 39 (7.78%) RBAC
13 33 (6.59%) B2C
13 33 (6.59%) Business Intelligence
13 33 (6.59%) Cybersecurity
14 31 (6.19%) TDD
15 29 (5.79%) Configuration Management
15 29 (5.79%) Log Analytics
Programming Languages
1 171 (34.13%) PowerShell
2 69 (13.77%) SQL
3 56 (11.18%) C#
4 43 (8.58%) JavaScript
4 43 (8.58%) Python
5 11 (2.20%) Java
5 11 (2.20%) T-SQL
6 10 (2.00%) Bash
7 7 (1.40%) R
8 6 (1.20%) PHP
8 6 (1.20%) VBScript
9 5 (1.00%) VB
10 4 (0.80%) Perl
10 4 (0.80%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.60%) C
11 3 (0.60%) Go
11 3 (0.60%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.60%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.40%) Ada
12 2 (0.40%) Java 11
Qualifications
1 34 (6.79%) Security Cleared
2 30 (5.99%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (5.39%) Degree
4 21 (4.19%) SC Cleared
5 9 (1.80%) MCSE
6 8 (1.60%) CCNA
6 8 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (1.40%) MCSA
8 5 (1.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (1.00%) MCP
8 5 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (0.80%) CISSP
9 4 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.80%) TOGAF Certification
9 4 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.60%) CEH
11 2 (0.40%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.20%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.20%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.79%) GDPR
2 14 (2.79%) SLA
3 13 (2.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (2.59%) QA
4 11 (2.20%) NIST
5 8 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 6 (1.20%) COBIT
7 4 (0.80%) NIST 800
8 3 (0.60%) HIPAA
8 3 (0.60%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.40%) PMO
9 2 (0.40%) SOC 2
10 1 (0.20%) GxP
10 1 (0.20%) NCSC
10 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 435 (86.83%) Active Directory
2 48 (9.58%) Docker
3 33 (6.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (5.59%) Virtual Desktop
5 17 (3.39%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (2.00%) Hyper-V
7 7 (1.40%) vSphere
8 5 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (1.00%) XenApp
8 5 (1.00%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.80%) OpenAM
10 3 (0.60%) DFS Replication
10 3 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.40%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 1 (0.20%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.20%) OpenDJ
12 1 (0.20%) Shibboleth
12 1 (0.20%) Varnish
12 1 (0.20%) vCloud
12 1 (0.20%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 104 (20.76%) Microsoft Intune
2 76 (15.17%) Terraform
3 63 (12.57%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 60 (11.98%) Kubernetes
5 54 (10.78%) SCCM
6 51 (10.18%) Single Sign-On
7 36 (7.19%) Ansible
8 19 (3.79%) Puppet
9 16 (3.19%) Jamf Pro
9 16 (3.19%) Netcool
10 8 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (1.60%) SCOM
11 7 (1.40%) MIIS
12 6 (1.20%) AirWatch
12 6 (1.20%) Grafana
12 6 (1.20%) Prometheus
13 4 (0.80%) CA Single Sign-On
13 4 (0.80%) ThinApp
14 3 (0.60%) FortiGate
14 3 (0.60%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 302 (60.28%) Microsoft
2 52 (10.38%) VMware
3 37 (7.39%) Citrix
4 21 (4.19%) Cisco
5 20 (3.99%) Databricks
6 19 (3.79%) Splunk
7 18 (3.59%) Okta
7 18 (3.59%) SAP
8 16 (3.19%) AppDynamics
9 15 (2.99%) Google
9 15 (2.99%) Oracle
10 12 (2.40%) New Relic
11 11 (2.20%) Apple
11 11 (2.20%) HP
12 10 (2.00%) Palo Alto
12 10 (2.00%) ServiceNow
13 9 (1.80%) CA
14 8 (1.60%) BeyondTrust
14 8 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
15 7 (1.40%) McAfee