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 3 months to 26 May 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
3 months to
26 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 479 505 629
Rank change year-on-year +26 +124  
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 127 156 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.29% 0.009%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.07% 3.13% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 84 1
Median daily rate £384 £460 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.57% +67.27%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £525 £275
% change year-on-year -19.04% +90.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 - -

Azure Active Directory is in the cloud computing skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 6126 4981 3136
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.24% 9.27% 5.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4144 3444 1994
Median daily rate £475 £463 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +11.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 82 86
Median hourly rate £20.08 £22.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.73% -26.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £13.40 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £43.90 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.61 £25.00
% change year-on-year -3.11% -21.56%  

Azure Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Azure Active Directory as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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 3 months to 26 May 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure Active Directory in the UK

Azure Active Directory
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +29 126 £380 -17.38% 29
London -2 73 £375 -13.79% 14
South East +6 25 £488 -11.36% 4
Berkshire +27 17 £500 +8.69% 2
City of London -11 15 £311 -29.85% 5
West Midlands +33 11 £350 -22.22% 3
Reading +21 10 £450 -4.25% 1
North West +33 9 £375 -12.79% 3
East of England -3 7 £450 +12.50% 2
Hertfordshire +6 6 £450 -14.28% 1
Watford +1 6 £450 - 1
Staffordshire - 5 £313 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 5 £313 -
Cheshire - 5 £375 - 1
Kent +7 3 £613 -38.75%
Bracknell +6 3 £500 -
Uxbridge - 3 - -
Stockley Park - 3 - -
Manchester +7 2 - - 2
Surrey -13 2 £400 -27.27% 1
Shropshire - 2 £365 - 1
Canary Wharf - 2 £350 -
West Sussex - 2 - -
Merseyside - 2 - -
Liverpool - 2 - -
Hounslow - 2 - -
Telford - 2 £365 - 1
Birmingham +18 1 - -
Hampshire +9 1 - -
Cambridgeshire +3 1 £380 -4.98%

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 243 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 233 (95.88%) Active Directory
3 163 (67.08%) Microsoft
3 163 (67.08%) Office 365
4 115 (47.33%) Windows
5 91 (37.45%) Migration
6 83 (34.16%) PowerShell
7 81 (33.33%) MS Exchange
8 56 (23.05%) Windows Server
9 50 (20.58%) Windows Server 2012
10 49 (20.16%) Skype for Business
11 47 (19.34%) SharePoint
12 45 (18.52%) IaaS
13 44 (18.11%) Skype
13 44 (18.11%) Exchange Server 2010
14 38 (15.64%) Windows Server 2008
15 37 (15.23%) Microsoft Intune
15 37 (15.23%) Exchange Server 2013
15 37 (15.23%) Microsoft Certification
16 35 (14.40%) Finance
17 34 (13.99%) SQL
17 34 (13.99%) Exchange Server 2007
18 32 (13.17%) DNS
18 32 (13.17%) VMware
19 29 (11.93%) OneDrive
20 27 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
20 27 (11.11%) SQL Server
21 26 (10.70%) PaaS
21 26 (10.70%) VMware Infrastructure
22 25 (10.29%) SCCM

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 81 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 49 (20.16%) Skype for Business
3 47 (19.34%) SharePoint
4 44 (18.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 37 (15.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 34 (13.99%) Exchange Server 2007
7 14 (5.76%) Exchange Server 2003
8 10 (4.12%) IIS
9 8 (3.29%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (3.29%) SharePoint Server
10 7 (2.88%) Office Communications Server
10 7 (2.88%) OpenStack
10 7 (2.88%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.82%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.41%) Apache Spark
13 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.41%) JBoss
13 1 (0.41%) nginx
13 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 23 (9.47%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.23%) SPSS
3 1 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (5.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 243 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 163 (67.08%) Office 365
3 45 (18.52%) IaaS
4 29 (11.93%) OneDrive
5 27 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
6 26 (10.70%) PaaS
7 10 (4.12%) SaaS
8 7 (2.88%) Yammer
9 1 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 44 (18.11%) Skype
2 32 (13.17%) DNS
3 22 (9.05%) WAN
4 21 (8.64%) VPN
5 20 (8.23%) Firewall
6 13 (5.35%) DHCP
7 10 (4.12%) Remote Desktop
8 9 (3.70%) LAN
9 7 (2.88%) MPLS
9 7 (2.88%) VoIP
10 6 (2.47%) SSL
10 6 (2.47%) VLAN
11 5 (2.06%) Kerberos
12 4 (1.65%) PABX
12 4 (1.65%) Unified Communications
12 4 (1.65%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (1.23%) NAS
13 3 (1.23%) PBX
13 3 (1.23%) SAN
13 3 (1.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.76%) Power BI
3 13 (5.35%) Azure SQL Database
3 13 (5.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (3.29%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.65%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (1.23%) Data Mining
7 3 (1.23%) KNIME
7 3 (1.23%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.82%) DocumentDB
9 1 (0.41%) Big Data
9 1 (0.41%) GIS
9 1 (0.41%) HDInsight
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 10 (4.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (2.47%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.47%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.06%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (1.65%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.23%) JIRA
5 3 (1.23%) Maven
6 2 (0.82%) Grunt
6 2 (0.82%) JMeter
6 2 (0.82%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.82%) Selenium
7 1 (0.41%) Ant
7 1 (0.41%) Hudson
7 1 (0.41%) Subversion
General
1 35 (14.40%) Finance
2 14 (5.76%) Advertising
3 9 (3.70%) Banking
3 9 (3.70%) Marketing
4 5 (2.06%) Legal
5 4 (1.65%) Retail
6 3 (1.23%) Games
7 2 (0.82%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.82%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.41%) Billing
8 1 (0.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 70 (28.81%) Consultant
2 54 (22.22%) Architect
3 31 (12.76%) Azure Consultant
4 23 (9.47%) Active Directory Consultant
4 23 (9.47%) Azure Engineer
4 23 (9.47%) Technical Architect
5 20 (8.23%) Azure Architect
5 20 (8.23%) Office 365 Architect
6 19 (7.82%) Office 365 Consultant
6 19 (7.82%) Office 365 Engineer
7 18 (7.41%) Microsoft Consultant
8 14 (5.76%) Infrastructure Architect
8 14 (5.76%) Technical Consultant
9 10 (4.12%) Active Directory Engineer
9 10 (4.12%) CRM Consultant
9 10 (4.12%) Exchange Consultant
9 10 (4.12%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 9 (3.70%) Administrator
10 9 (3.70%) Cloud Engineer
11 8 (3.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.35%) .NET
2 9 (3.70%) ASP.NET
3 8 (3.29%) SAML
4 7 (2.88%) JSON
5 6 (2.47%) HTML
6 4 (1.65%) OAuth
6 4 (1.65%) WAP
7 3 (1.23%) XML
8 2 (0.82%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.82%) Ajax
8 2 (0.82%) CSS
8 2 (0.82%) CSS3
8 2 (0.82%) HTML5
8 2 (0.82%) Node.js
8 2 (0.82%) RESTful
8 2 (0.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (0.82%) Web Services
9 1 (0.41%) FastCGI
9 1 (0.41%) Google Maps API
9 1 (0.41%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (7.00%) Data Centre
3 15 (6.17%) Replication
4 12 (4.94%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.88%) Blackberry
5 7 (2.88%) Clustering
5 7 (2.88%) PKI
6 4 (1.65%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (1.65%) NHS
7 3 (1.23%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.82%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.82%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (0.82%) Social Media
9 1 (0.41%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.41%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.41%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 115 (47.33%) Windows
2 56 (23.05%) Windows Server
3 50 (20.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 38 (15.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (9.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (7.00%) Windows 10
7 11 (4.53%) Unix
8 10 (4.12%) Android
8 10 (4.12%) Linux
9 5 (2.06%) Apple iOS
9 5 (2.06%) VMS
10 3 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.23%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.82%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.82%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.82%) Solaris
11 2 (0.82%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.82%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.82%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.41%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (37.45%) Migration
2 20 (8.23%) Identity Management
3 18 (7.41%) ITIL
4 17 (7.00%) Presales
5 16 (6.58%) DevOps
5 16 (6.58%) Disaster Recovery
6 15 (6.17%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (5.76%) CRM
8 13 (5.35%) Identity Access Management
8 13 (5.35%) Load Balancing
8 13 (5.35%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (4.94%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (4.94%) Project Management
10 11 (4.53%) Data Protection
10 11 (4.53%) Mobile Device Management
11 10 (4.12%) Server Building
12 9 (3.70%) PRINCE2
12 9 (3.70%) Task Automation
12 9 (3.70%) Technical Architecture
12 9 (3.70%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 83 (34.16%) PowerShell
2 34 (13.99%) SQL
3 9 (3.70%) VBScript
4 7 (2.88%) C#
5 5 (2.06%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.65%) C
6 4 (1.65%) R
7 3 (1.23%) C++
7 3 (1.23%) PHP
7 3 (1.23%) VB
8 2 (0.82%) Java
8 2 (0.82%) Python
9 1 (0.41%) Perl
9 1 (0.41%) Ruby
9 1 (0.41%) Tcl
9 1 (0.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 37 (15.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (10.29%) MCSE
3 14 (5.76%) MCITP
3 14 (5.76%) Security Cleared
4 13 (5.35%) SC Cleared
5 10 (4.12%) Degree
6 9 (3.70%) MCSA
7 8 (3.29%) MCP
8 5 (2.06%) CCNP
8 5 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (2.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (1.65%) CCIE
9 4 (1.65%) CCNA
10 3 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.82%) CISSP
11 2 (0.82%) ISEB
11 2 (0.82%) MCTS
12 1 (0.41%) CISM
12 1 (0.41%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.23%) QA
2 2 (0.82%) COBIT
3 1 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 233 (95.88%) Active Directory
2 26 (10.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (8.23%) Hyper-V
4 17 (7.00%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (2.88%) vSphere
6 6 (2.47%) Terminal Services
7 4 (1.65%) Docker
7 4 (1.65%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.23%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (1.23%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.82%) KVM
9 2 (0.82%) UAG
9 2 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.82%) XenApp
10 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.41%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.41%) vCloud
10 1 (0.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 37 (15.23%) Microsoft Intune
2 25 (10.29%) SCCM
3 17 (7.00%) SCOM
4 15 (6.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 10 (4.12%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 7 (2.88%) Puppet
6 7 (2.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 6 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.65%) Ansible
8 4 (1.65%) WSUS
9 3 (1.23%) CA Single Sign-On
9 3 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (1.23%) Oracle Identity Management
10 2 (0.82%) BladeLogic
10 2 (0.82%) Control-M
10 2 (0.82%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (0.82%) MIMEsweeper
10 2 (0.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.82%) SCOrch
11 1 (0.41%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 163 (67.08%) Microsoft
2 32 (13.17%) VMware
3 19 (7.82%) Citrix
4 13 (5.35%) Symantec
5 12 (4.94%) Cisco
6 9 (3.70%) Dell
7 8 (3.29%) Splunk
8 7 (2.88%) HP
8 7 (2.88%) McAfee
8 7 (2.88%) Oracle
8 7 (2.88%) Trustwave
9 6 (2.47%) SAP
10 4 (1.65%) Sophos
11 3 (1.23%) Blue Coat
11 3 (1.23%) CA
11 3 (1.23%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.23%) Juniper
11 3 (1.23%) Mercator
11 3 (1.23%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
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