Period
to 24 September 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 24 September 2017 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)
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 567 610 875
Rank change year-on-year +43 +265 -6
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 319 281 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.26% 0.031%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.20% 2.43% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 181 18
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% -5.26% +22.58%
10th Percentile £213 £235 £227
90th Percentile £575 £675 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £490 £338
% change year-on-year -13.27% +45.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
UK median hourly rate £16.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 - -

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 with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 14474 11562 7045
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.87% 10.84% 6.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9924 8032 4651
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +9.76% -
10th Percentile £270 £275 £250
90th Percentile £625 £605 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 180 128
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -21.74% +31.43%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £63.75 £48.88 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.98 £16.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year +15.03% -28.26% +31.43%

Azure Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Azure Active Directory as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Azure Active Directory in the UK

Azure Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure Active Directory in the UK

Azure Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure Active Directory over the 6 months to 24 September 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure Active Directory in the UK

Azure Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure Active Directory.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Azure Active Directory in the UK

Azure Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure Active Directory over the 6 months to 24 September 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Azure Active Directory in the UK

Azure Active Directory
Top 14 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 24 September 2017. 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
England +53 304 £425 -5.56% 18
London +3 162 £425 - 7
UK excluding London +72 146 £425 -13.27% 12
South East +45 66 £425 -57.50% 2
North of England +76 29 £425 -19.05% 4
Midlands +20 27 £400 -20.00% 4
West Midlands +30 20 £375 -11.76% 2
North West +22 20 £375 -40.00% 4
Scotland +31 10 £488 +25.81% 1
East of England -3 10 £450 +12.50% 1
East Midlands 0 7 £425 -57.50% 2
Yorkshire +37 6 £450 -40.98%
South West +2 4 £350 -65.00%
North East - 3 £413 -

For the 6 months to 24 September 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Azure Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Azure Active Directory.

1 319 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 293 (91.85%) Active Directory
3 196 (61.44%) Office 365
4 194 (60.82%) Microsoft
5 141 (44.20%) Windows
6 102 (31.97%) Migration
7 101 (31.66%) PowerShell
8 82 (25.71%) Windows Server
9 71 (22.26%) MS Exchange
10 66 (20.69%) Microsoft Intune
11 61 (19.12%) IaaS
12 55 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
13 52 (16.30%) Finance
14 51 (15.99%) SharePoint
15 50 (15.67%) PaaS
16 45 (14.11%) VMware
17 43 (13.48%) Skype
18 42 (13.17%) Exchange Server 2013
19 41 (12.85%) Skype for Business
20 40 (12.54%) Exchange Server 2010
20 40 (12.54%) Windows Server 2008
21 37 (11.60%) SQL
21 37 (11.60%) Microsoft Certification
22 36 (11.29%) Windows 10
23 34 (10.66%) OneDrive
24 33 (10.34%) SCCM
25 30 (9.40%) Data Centre
25 30 (9.40%) VPN
26 29 (9.09%) SQL Server
27 28 (8.78%) DNS

Azure Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 71 (22.26%) MS Exchange
2 51 (15.99%) SharePoint
3 42 (13.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 41 (12.85%) Skype for Business
5 40 (12.54%) Exchange Server 2010
6 22 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (3.76%) SharePoint 2013
8 11 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (2.82%) IIS
9 9 (2.82%) SharePoint Server
10 8 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (1.25%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.94%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.94%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.31%) IBM Domino
13 1 (0.31%) Jetty
13 1 (0.31%) NetWeaver
13 1 (0.31%) nginx
Applications
1 24 (7.52%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.25%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.31%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 319 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 196 (61.44%) Office 365
3 61 (19.12%) IaaS
4 50 (15.67%) PaaS
5 34 (10.66%) OneDrive
6 27 (8.46%) Amazon AWS
7 23 (7.21%) SaaS
8 6 (1.88%) Yammer
9 4 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.94%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.63%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (0.63%) Azure Machine Learning
12 1 (0.31%) Amazon Kinesis
12 1 (0.31%) AWS CloudTrail
12 1 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.31%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.31%) Slack
12 1 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 43 (13.48%) Skype
2 30 (9.40%) VPN
3 28 (8.78%) DNS
4 20 (6.27%) Firewall
5 18 (5.64%) WAN
6 15 (4.70%) LAN
6 15 (4.70%) Wi-Fi
7 13 (4.08%) SAN
8 11 (3.45%) DHCP
9 7 (2.19%) PBX
9 7 (2.19%) TCP/IP
10 6 (1.88%) Network Security
10 6 (1.88%) Remote Desktop
11 5 (1.57%) Reverse Proxy
11 5 (1.57%) VLAN
11 5 (1.57%) Wireless
12 4 (1.25%) WLAN
13 3 (0.94%) BGP
13 3 (0.94%) IPsec
13 3 (0.94%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.64%) Azure SQL Database
3 9 (2.82%) Power BI
3 9 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (2.19%) SQL Server 2014
5 6 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.25%) HDInsight
8 3 (0.94%) Apache Hive
8 3 (0.94%) Big Data
9 2 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.63%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.31%) GIS
10 1 (0.31%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.31%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 14 (4.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (3.45%) Visual Studio Team System
3 5 (1.57%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.57%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.57%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (0.94%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.63%) Grunt
5 2 (0.63%) Selenium
6 1 (0.31%) Babel
6 1 (0.31%) Bower
6 1 (0.31%) Gradle
6 1 (0.31%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.31%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.31%) JIRA
6 1 (0.31%) JMeter
6 1 (0.31%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.31%) Maven
6 1 (0.31%) Mocha
6 1 (0.31%) ReSharper
General
1 52 (16.30%) Finance
2 26 (8.15%) Banking
3 15 (4.70%) Advertising
4 10 (3.13%) Marketing
5 7 (2.19%) Retail
6 5 (1.57%) Publishing
7 4 (1.25%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.94%) Games
9 2 (0.63%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.31%) Billing
10 1 (0.31%) Law
10 1 (0.31%) Legal
10 1 (0.31%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 90 (28.21%) Consultant
2 58 (18.18%) Architect
3 43 (13.48%) Azure Consultant
4 32 (10.03%) Office 365 Consultant
5 29 (9.09%) Active Directory Consultant
5 29 (9.09%) Office 365 Engineer
6 27 (8.46%) Azure Engineer
7 25 (7.84%) Azure Architect
8 24 (7.52%) Analyst
9 22 (6.90%) Administrator
10 18 (5.64%) Windows Engineer
11 17 (5.33%) Technical Consultant
12 15 (4.70%) Cloud Engineer
13 14 (4.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 14 (4.39%) Microsoft Consultant
14 13 (4.08%) Developer
14 13 (4.08%) Server Engineer
15 12 (3.76%) Solutions Architect
15 12 (3.76%) Systems Administrator
15 12 (3.76%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (8.46%) .NET
2 21 (6.58%) JSON
3 18 (5.64%) .NET Framework
3 18 (5.64%) ASP.NET
4 13 (4.08%) HTML
5 9 (2.82%) XML
6 8 (2.51%) REST
6 8 (2.51%) SAML
6 8 (2.51%) Web Services
7 7 (2.19%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (2.19%) HTML5
7 7 (2.19%) WAP
8 6 (1.88%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (1.88%) CSS
8 6 (1.88%) CSS3
9 5 (1.57%) Ajax
9 5 (1.57%) Java EE
9 5 (1.57%) OAuth
9 5 (1.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (1.25%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.40%) Data Centre
2 19 (5.96%) Mobile App
3 14 (4.39%) PKI
4 12 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.51%) Blackberry
6 7 (2.19%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (1.88%) Fat Client
7 6 (1.88%) Social Media
7 6 (1.88%) Thin Client
7 6 (1.88%) Virtual Team
8 5 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.57%) Fintech
8 5 (1.57%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.25%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (0.94%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.94%) NHS
10 3 (0.94%) Replication
11 2 (0.63%) Mobile Banking
11 2 (0.63%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.63%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 141 (44.20%) Windows
2 82 (25.71%) Windows Server
3 55 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 40 (12.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (11.29%) Windows 10
6 24 (7.52%) Android
7 19 (5.96%) Apple iOS
8 12 (3.76%) Linux
9 11 (3.45%) Windows Mobile
9 11 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (3.13%) Windows 7
11 6 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (1.88%) Windows 8
12 5 (1.57%) Mac OS
12 5 (1.57%) VMS
13 4 (1.25%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.31%) CentOS
14 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.31%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.31%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (31.97%) Migration
2 27 (8.46%) ITIL
3 26 (8.15%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (8.15%) Task Automation
4 21 (6.58%) Presales
5 19 (5.96%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 15 (4.70%) TOGAF
7 14 (4.39%) DevOps
7 14 (4.39%) Identity Access Management
8 13 (4.08%) Identity Management
8 13 (4.08%) Mobile Device Management
9 12 (3.76%) Mentoring
10 10 (3.13%) Analytics
10 10 (3.13%) Network Virtualisation
11 9 (2.82%) Coaching
11 9 (2.82%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (2.82%) Remediation Plan
11 9 (2.82%) Scrum
12 8 (2.51%) Load Balancing
12 8 (2.51%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 101 (31.66%) PowerShell
2 37 (11.60%) SQL
3 23 (7.21%) C#
4 8 (2.51%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.19%) Java
5 7 (2.19%) VBScript
6 4 (1.25%) Ruby
7 3 (0.94%) Scala
8 2 (0.63%) R
8 2 (0.63%) VB
9 1 (0.31%) C
9 1 (0.31%) Python
9 1 (0.31%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.31%) XPath
Qualifications
1 37 (11.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (6.58%) MCSE
2 21 (6.58%) Security Cleared
3 20 (6.27%) MCSA
4 17 (5.33%) SC Cleared
5 16 (5.02%) Degree
6 7 (2.19%) MCITP
7 4 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.25%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.94%) CCNP
8 3 (0.94%) MCP
9 2 (0.63%) HND
9 2 (0.63%) MCTS
9 2 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.31%) CCSP
10 1 (0.31%) CISM
10 1 (0.31%) CISSP
10 1 (0.31%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.31%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 1 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.19%) QA
2 5 (1.57%) COBIT
3 3 (0.94%) SLA
4 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.31%) FedRAMP
4 1 (0.31%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 293 (91.85%) Active Directory
2 18 (5.64%) Hyper-V
2 18 (5.64%) Virtual Machines
3 16 (5.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (3.45%) vSphere
5 10 (3.13%) DFS Replication
6 5 (1.57%) UAG
7 3 (0.94%) XenServer
8 2 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.63%) XenApp
9 1 (0.31%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 1 (0.31%) Docker
9 1 (0.31%) KVM
9 1 (0.31%) vCloud
9 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 66 (20.69%) Microsoft Intune
2 33 (10.34%) SCCM
3 14 (4.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 14 (4.39%) Puppet
4 10 (3.13%) SCOM
5 9 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (2.19%) Ansible
7 5 (1.57%) Failover Clustering
7 5 (1.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 5 (1.57%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (1.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (0.94%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.94%) Nagios
8 3 (0.94%) vCenter Server
8 3 (0.94%) WSUS
9 2 (0.63%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.63%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.63%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.31%) Kibana
10 1 (0.31%) logstash
Vendors
1 194 (60.82%) Microsoft
2 45 (14.11%) VMware
3 20 (6.27%) Citrix
4 13 (4.08%) Symantec
5 11 (3.45%) Samsung
6 10 (3.13%) Dell
6 10 (3.13%) NetApp
7 9 (2.82%) Cisco
7 9 (2.82%) Splunk
8 7 (2.19%) HP
9 5 (1.57%) Avaya
9 5 (1.57%) McAfee
9 5 (1.57%) Mercator
9 5 (1.57%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.57%) Trustwave
10 4 (1.25%) Lotus
11 3 (0.94%) CheckPoint
11 3 (0.94%) Kaseya
11 3 (0.94%) Riverbed
11 3 (0.94%) SonicWALL