Period
to 25 February 2020

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 25 February 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)
UK
6 months to
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 249 315 526
Rank change year-on-year +66 +211 +102
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 699 814 379
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.02% 0.83% 0.38%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.41% 3.19% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 549 247
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £313 £325 £304
90th Percentile £625 £638 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 1
UK median hourly rate £80.00 £16.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +400.00% -4.48% -
10th Percentile £35.00 £15.50 £15.88
90th Percentile £82.50 £31.00 £17.63
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 20,519 25,500 19,179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.06% 25.95% 19.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,880 17,593 13,318
UK median daily rate £488 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £277 £310 £300
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 366 312 247
UK median hourly rate £21.42 £17.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.68% -11.25% +9.45%
10th Percentile £13.34 £12.25 £11.15
90th Percentile £68.13 £57.50 £51.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £16.88
% change year-on-year +14.29% +3.70% -1.08%

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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Azure Active Directory in the UK

Azure Active Directory
Top 15 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 25 February 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
England +39 629 £475 - 191
UK excluding London +91 427 £450 - 125
London +38 252 £500 -4.76% 79
South East +10 131 £475 +11.76% 27
North of England +97 117 £450 -10.00% 45
South West +15 54 £525 +13.51% 11
Midlands +58 51 £438 -2.78% 13
Scotland +55 50 £400 -13.51% 9
West Midlands +76 48 £475 +5.56% 8
North West +26 47 £450 -7.69% 26
Yorkshire +76 44 £550 +15.79% 19
North East +30 27 £425 -15.00%
East of England +32 21 £388 -8.82% 16
East Midlands +32 3 £300 -22.58% 5
Wales +31 3 £400 -4.48% 4

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 with a requirement for Azure Active Directory.

1 691 (98.86%) Azure
2 628 (89.84%) Active Directory
3 404 (57.80%) Microsoft
4 316 (45.21%) Windows
5 313 (44.78%) Office 365
6 213 (30.47%) PowerShell
7 182 (26.04%) Migration
8 177 (25.32%) DevOps
9 138 (19.74%) SQL
10 126 (18.03%) PaaS
11 122 (17.45%) IaaS
12 116 (16.60%) Microsoft Intune
13 115 (16.45%) Windows Server
14 114 (16.31%) SharePoint
15 107 (15.31%) DNS
15 107 (15.31%) Windows 10
16 103 (14.74%) SQL Server
17 100 (14.31%) SCCM
18 88 (12.59%) .NET
19 84 (12.02%) SaaS
20 83 (11.87%) Agile Software Development
21 81 (11.59%) VMware
22 80 (11.44%) Single Sign-On
23 79 (11.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 79 (11.30%) VPN
24 76 (10.87%) Serverless
25 75 (10.73%) AWS
26 74 (10.59%) Security Cleared
27 73 (10.44%) C#
28 67 (9.59%) Identity Access Management

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
1 114 (16.31%) SharePoint
2 50 (7.15%) MS Exchange
3 40 (5.72%) Skype for Business
4 23 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (2.00%) IBM Domino
7 11 (1.57%) Confluence
8 9 (1.29%) IIS
9 4 (0.57%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.43%) Apache
10 3 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.29%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.29%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.14%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.14%) nginx
12 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 44 (6.29%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (3.00%) MS Visio
3 19 (2.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (2.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 37 (5.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.86%) NetSuite
3 5 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.14%) Magento
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.14%) Sage 1000
5 1 (0.14%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 691 (98.86%) Azure
2 313 (44.78%) Office 365
3 126 (18.03%) PaaS
4 122 (17.45%) IaaS
5 84 (12.02%) SaaS
6 76 (10.87%) Serverless
7 75 (10.73%) AWS
8 58 (8.30%) Azure Functions
8 58 (8.30%) OneDrive
9 56 (8.01%) Power Platform
10 39 (5.58%) PowerApps
11 37 (5.29%) Dynamics 365
12 33 (4.72%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 27 (3.86%) Microsoft Flow
14 17 (2.43%) Azure Data Factory
14 17 (2.43%) GitHub
15 16 (2.29%) Mimecast
16 14 (2.00%) Yammer
17 10 (1.43%) Boomi
17 10 (1.43%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 107 (15.31%) DNS
2 79 (11.30%) VPN
3 65 (9.30%) Firewall
4 55 (7.87%) DHCP
5 51 (7.30%) Skype
6 35 (5.01%) LAN
7 34 (4.86%) Internet
7 34 (4.86%) WAN
8 29 (4.15%) TCP/IP
9 24 (3.43%) Network Security
9 24 (3.43%) Wi-Fi
10 23 (3.29%) SAN
11 20 (2.86%) Kerberos
12 11 (1.57%) DKIM
12 11 (1.57%) DMARC
13 10 (1.43%) NAS
13 10 (1.43%) Reverse Proxy
14 8 (1.14%) VLAN
15 7 (1.00%) VoIP
16 6 (0.86%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (14.74%) SQL Server
2 67 (9.59%) Azure SQL Database
3 47 (6.72%) Power BI
4 29 (4.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 22 (3.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (2.58%) Data Lake
7 16 (2.29%) Cosmos DB
8 10 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
9 9 (1.29%) MySQL
10 7 (1.00%) Relational Database
10 7 (1.00%) SQLite
11 6 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (0.57%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.57%) MongoDB
13 4 (0.57%) Redis
14 3 (0.43%) Oracle Database
14 3 (0.43%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
15 2 (0.29%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 33 (4.72%) Git (software)
2 32 (4.58%) Visual Studio
3 20 (2.86%) JIRA
3 20 (2.86%) Visual Studio Team System
4 16 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (2.00%) Octopus Deploy
6 12 (1.72%) Jenkins
7 11 (1.57%) TeamCity
8 7 (1.00%) Subversion
9 6 (0.86%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.43%) Android Studio
10 3 (0.43%) CruiseControl
10 3 (0.43%) Moq
10 3 (0.43%) MSTest
10 3 (0.43%) NUnit
10 3 (0.43%) Travis CI
11 2 (0.29%) Artifactory
11 2 (0.29%) GitLab
11 2 (0.29%) SonarQube
11 2 (0.29%) SpecFlow
General
1 53 (7.58%) Finance
2 43 (6.15%) Public Sector
3 9 (1.29%) Banking
3 9 (1.29%) Law
4 7 (1.00%) Legal
5 5 (0.72%) Retail
6 4 (0.57%) Back Office
6 4 (0.57%) German Language
6 4 (0.57%) Retail Banking
6 4 (0.57%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.43%) Advertising
7 3 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.29%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.29%) Publishing
9 1 (0.14%) Automotive
9 1 (0.14%) Electronics
9 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.14%) Local Government
9 1 (0.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 137 (19.60%) Architect
2 94 (13.45%) Consultant
3 89 (12.73%) Azure Engineer
4 82 (11.73%) Developer
5 55 (7.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 47 (6.72%) Azure Architect
7 44 (6.29%) .NET Developer
8 39 (5.58%) Azure Developer
9 31 (4.43%) Administrator
9 31 (4.43%) DevOps Engineer
10 30 (4.29%) Azure Consultant
10 30 (4.29%) Technical Architect
11 29 (4.15%) Cloud Architect
11 29 (4.15%) Office 365 Engineer
12 28 (4.01%) Cloud Engineer
13 27 (3.86%) Active Directory Engineer
14 25 (3.58%) Solutions Architect
15 24 (3.43%) Azure DevOps Engineer
16 23 (3.29%) Support Engineer
17 22 (3.15%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (12.59%) .NET
2 62 (8.87%) JSON
3 40 (5.72%) OAuth
4 39 (5.58%) .NET Core
4 39 (5.58%) XML
5 38 (5.44%) OpenID
5 38 (5.44%) SAML
6 35 (5.01%) LDAP
7 34 (4.86%) REST
8 32 (4.58%) Node.js
9 31 (4.43%) Web Services
10 25 (3.58%) AngularJS
11 19 (2.72%) .NET Framework
11 19 (2.72%) YAML
12 18 (2.58%) ASP.NET
12 18 (2.58%) ASP.NET Web API
13 17 (2.43%) Entity Framework
14 16 (2.29%) SOAP
15 13 (1.86%) HTML
15 13 (1.86%) React
Miscellaneous
1 43 (6.15%) PKI
2 33 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (4.29%) Public Cloud
4 29 (4.15%) Enterprise Software
5 26 (3.72%) Data Centre
6 23 (3.29%) Replication
7 17 (2.43%) Mobile App
8 16 (2.29%) Cloud Native
9 14 (2.00%) Clustering
10 12 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
11 11 (1.57%) Private Cloud
12 10 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
13 9 (1.29%) Greenfield Project
14 8 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
15 7 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
15 7 (1.00%) Smartphone
15 7 (1.00%) User Experience
15 7 (1.00%) Virtual Team
16 5 (0.72%) Management Information System
17 3 (0.43%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 316 (45.21%) Windows
2 115 (16.45%) Windows Server
3 107 (15.31%) Windows 10
4 55 (7.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (5.72%) Windows 7
6 36 (5.15%) Linux
7 30 (4.29%) Unix
7 30 (4.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (3.29%) Android
9 20 (2.86%) Apple iOS
10 13 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (1.29%) Windows Mobile
12 7 (1.00%) VMS
13 6 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.57%) AIX
14 4 (0.57%) CentOS
14 4 (0.57%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.43%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.29%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (26.04%) Migration
2 177 (25.32%) DevOps
3 83 (11.87%) Agile Software Development
4 79 (11.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 67 (9.59%) Identity Access Management
6 52 (7.44%) B2C
7 48 (6.87%) Identity Management
8 40 (5.72%) CRM
8 40 (5.72%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 39 (5.58%) Stakeholder Management
10 38 (5.44%) Test Automation
11 36 (5.15%) Analytics
11 36 (5.15%) ITIL
12 35 (5.01%) Continuous Integration
13 33 (4.72%) Microservices
14 32 (4.58%) Open Source
15 30 (4.29%) Problem-Solving
16 29 (4.15%) Infrastructure as Code
17 25 (3.58%) Network Design
18 24 (3.43%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 213 (30.47%) PowerShell
2 138 (19.74%) SQL
3 73 (10.44%) C#
4 36 (5.15%) Java
5 30 (4.29%) Bash Shell
6 20 (2.86%) JavaScript
7 15 (2.15%) Python
8 13 (1.86%) T-SQL
9 12 (1.72%) Ruby
10 11 (1.57%) VBScript
11 9 (1.29%) Shell Script
11 9 (1.29%) VB
12 6 (0.86%) C
12 6 (0.86%) C++
13 5 (0.72%) Perl
14 4 (0.57%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.43%) Go
16 1 (0.14%) Groovy
16 1 (0.14%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 74 (10.59%) Security Cleared
2 62 (8.87%) SC Cleared
3 48 (6.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (4.29%) Degree
5 29 (4.15%) MCSE
6 19 (2.72%) BPSS Clearance
7 11 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (1.57%) MCSA
8 9 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (1.14%) MCITP
10 6 (0.86%) CCNA
11 5 (0.72%) APMG
11 5 (0.72%) MCP
12 3 (0.43%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (0.29%) CCSP
13 2 (0.29%) CISSP
13 2 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.29%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.29%) PMP
13 2 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.86%) SLA
2 10 (1.43%) QA
3 8 (1.14%) GDPR
4 7 (1.00%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (0.43%) NCSC
8 2 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.14%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.14%) NIST
System Software
1 628 (89.84%) Active Directory
2 54 (7.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (5.58%) Docker
4 36 (5.15%) Hyper-V
5 35 (5.01%) Virtual Machines
6 28 (4.01%) vSphere
7 14 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (1.86%) Microsoft App-V
9 11 (1.57%) BitLocker
10 10 (1.43%) XenApp
11 4 (0.57%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.29%) LXC
12 2 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.14%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
13 1 (0.14%) KVM
13 1 (0.14%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.14%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 116 (16.60%) Microsoft Intune
2 100 (14.31%) SCCM
3 80 (11.44%) Single Sign-On
4 40 (5.72%) Ansible
5 38 (5.44%) Terraform
6 34 (4.86%) Kubernetes
7 19 (2.72%) Puppet
8 16 (2.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 16 (2.29%) SCOM
9 13 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (1.29%) AirWatch
11 7 (1.00%) SCVMM
12 5 (0.72%) Microsoft Clustering
12 5 (0.72%) NetBackup
13 4 (0.57%) CA Single Sign-On
13 4 (0.57%) Cisco CUCM
13 4 (0.57%) Jamf Pro
13 4 (0.57%) MIIS
14 3 (0.43%) Nagios
14 3 (0.43%) PaperCut
Vendors
1 404 (57.80%) Microsoft
2 81 (11.59%) VMware
3 50 (7.15%) Citrix
4 43 (6.15%) Oracle
5 35 (5.01%) Cisco
6 19 (2.72%) Okta
7 18 (2.58%) IBM
8 17 (2.43%) Apple
8 17 (2.43%) Sparx
9 13 (1.86%) Dell
9 13 (1.86%) Splunk
10 10 (1.43%) ServiceNow
10 10 (1.43%) Xamarin
11 9 (1.29%) Atlassian
11 9 (1.29%) Red Hat
11 9 (1.29%) Samsung
12 8 (1.14%) Sitecore
12 8 (1.14%) SolarWinds
12 8 (1.14%) Sophos
13 7 (1.00%) MobileIron