Period
to 17 August 2019

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 17 August 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)
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 259 482 581
Rank change year-on-year +223 +99 +40
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 933 492 290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.02% 0.48% 0.30%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.59% 2.17% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 626 322 167
UK median daily rate £471 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.72% +5.88% -5.66%
10th Percentile £325 £300 £213
90th Percentile £613 £576 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +1.75% +0.59% -11.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
UK median hourly rate £38.50 £18.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +113.89% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £19.05 £14.22 £15.75
90th Percentile £74.40 £30.80 £121.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +56.25% -3.03% -

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 26,003 22,706 14,388
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.54% 22.03% 15.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,776 15,578 9,860
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.11% +1.39%
10th Percentile £306 £304 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 335 207
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.16% - -3.11%
10th Percentile £13.40 £11.75 £11.00
90th Percentile £71.10 £59.00 £58.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% - +2.94%

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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Azure Active Directory in the UK

Azure Active Directory
Top 16 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 17 August 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
England +202 871 £471 +4.72% 134
UK excluding London +164 490 £435 +1.75% 104
London +165 417 £500 +9.59% 36
South East +108 214 £425 - 34
North of England +67 82 £425 -0.58% 31
South West +25 71 £450 - 10
Midlands +55 44 £468 +17.00% 20
North West +15 41 £413 -7.56% 19
Scotland +59 40 £475 - 2
West Midlands +44 36 £473 -0.53% 12
Yorkshire +46 34 £450 +33.33% 9
East of England +21 32 £410 -8.89% 3
East Midlands +25 8 £425 +9.68% 8
Wales +15 8 £500 +33.33% 4
North East +28 7 £275 - 3
Northern Ireland - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 with a requirement for Azure Active Directory.

1 923 (98.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 835 (89.50%) Active Directory
3 549 (58.84%) Microsoft
4 437 (46.84%) Office 365
5 423 (45.34%) Windows
6 283 (30.33%) PowerShell
7 222 (23.79%) Migration
8 206 (22.08%) Microsoft Intune
9 171 (18.33%) SCCM
10 167 (17.90%) Windows Server
11 152 (16.29%) SharePoint
12 151 (16.18%) DevOps
13 147 (15.76%) SQL
14 143 (15.33%) Windows 10
15 140 (15.01%) IaaS
16 137 (14.68%) PaaS
16 137 (14.68%) VMware
17 121 (12.97%) SQL Server
18 112 (12.00%) C#
19 109 (11.68%) DNS
19 109 (11.68%) Agile Software Development
20 106 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
20 106 (11.36%) Finance
21 100 (10.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 98 (10.50%) Azure SQL Database
23 96 (10.29%) Identity Access Management
24 92 (9.86%) .NET
25 91 (9.75%) Firewall
26 83 (8.90%) Single Sign-On
27 82 (8.79%) VMware Infrastructure

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
1 152 (16.29%) SharePoint
2 66 (7.07%) MS Exchange
3 60 (6.43%) Skype for Business
4 30 (3.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 27 (2.89%) IIS
6 26 (2.79%) Confluence
7 21 (2.25%) CMS
8 16 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2013
9 12 (1.29%) Apache
9 12 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2007
10 9 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
12 7 (0.75%) IBM Domino
13 4 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.43%) IBM Notes
13 4 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.43%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.21%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.21%) SAS
14 2 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 67 (7.18%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.32%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.21%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 44 (4.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.32%) NetSuite
2 3 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.21%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 923 (98.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 437 (46.84%) Office 365
3 140 (15.01%) IaaS
4 137 (14.68%) PaaS
5 106 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
6 77 (8.25%) SaaS
7 67 (7.18%) OneDrive
8 57 (6.11%) Serverless
9 46 (4.93%) Azure Functions
10 42 (4.50%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 31 (3.32%) Power Platform
12 27 (2.89%) Dynamics 365
13 20 (2.14%) Google Analytics
14 19 (2.04%) Azure Stack
15 15 (1.61%) Google Cloud Platform
16 14 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
17 13 (1.39%) Azure Data Factory
17 13 (1.39%) Google Sheets
17 13 (1.39%) Mimecast
18 9 (0.96%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 109 (11.68%) DNS
2 91 (9.75%) Firewall
3 77 (8.25%) Skype
4 65 (6.97%) DHCP
5 62 (6.65%) VPN
6 44 (4.72%) Wi-Fi
7 41 (4.39%) TCP/IP
8 30 (3.22%) Internet
9 28 (3.00%) WAN
10 24 (2.57%) LAN
11 23 (2.47%) SAN
12 21 (2.25%) Network Security
13 19 (2.04%) VLAN
14 13 (1.39%) Unified Communications
15 12 (1.29%) NAS
15 12 (1.29%) NetScaler
16 9 (0.96%) Remote Desktop
17 8 (0.86%) HTTP
17 8 (0.86%) Kerberos
17 8 (0.86%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (12.97%) SQL Server
2 98 (10.50%) Azure SQL Database
3 27 (2.89%) Power BI
4 23 (2.47%) Cosmos DB
5 20 (2.14%) MySQL
6 15 (1.61%) MongoDB
7 13 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (1.39%) SQL Server 2014
8 11 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
9 10 (1.07%) SQL Server 2016
10 8 (0.86%) Redis
11 7 (0.75%) SQL Server 2017
12 5 (0.54%) Big Data
12 5 (0.54%) HSQLDB
12 5 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (0.43%) Data Lake
13 4 (0.43%) NoSQL
13 4 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
14 3 (0.32%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 55 (5.89%) Visual Studio Team System
2 46 (4.93%) Git (software)
3 45 (4.82%) Visual Studio
4 33 (3.54%) Jenkins
5 29 (3.11%) JIRA
6 16 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (1.61%) Jasmine
7 15 (1.61%) Karma Test Runner
7 15 (1.61%) MSBuild
7 15 (1.61%) NUnit
8 6 (0.64%) Hudson
8 6 (0.64%) MSI
9 5 (0.54%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.54%) git-flow
9 5 (0.54%) JMeter
9 5 (0.54%) JUnit
9 5 (0.54%) ReSharper
9 5 (0.54%) Selenium
10 4 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (0.43%) TeamCity
General
1 106 (11.36%) Finance
2 30 (3.22%) Telecoms
3 27 (2.89%) Banking
4 24 (2.57%) Marketing
5 23 (2.47%) Manufacturing
6 21 (2.25%) Electronics
6 21 (2.25%) Law
7 10 (1.07%) Retail
8 8 (0.86%) Legal
9 7 (0.75%) Publishing
10 6 (0.64%) Advertising
11 4 (0.43%) Billing
12 3 (0.32%) Back Office
13 2 (0.21%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.21%) Games
13 2 (0.21%) Online Betting
13 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.21%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.11%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 190 (20.36%) Architect
2 168 (18.01%) Azure Engineer
3 134 (14.36%) Consultant
4 89 (9.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 86 (9.22%) Developer
6 67 (7.18%) Azure Architect
7 53 (5.68%) Analyst
8 48 (5.14%) Office 365 Engineer
9 46 (4.93%) Cloud Engineer
10 44 (4.72%) Technical Architect
11 43 (4.61%) Azure Consultant
12 42 (4.50%) DevOps Engineer
13 41 (4.39%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
14 39 (4.18%) Azure DevOps
15 37 (3.97%) Administrator
16 36 (3.86%) Cloud Architect
16 36 (3.86%) Support Engineer
17 35 (3.75%) Azure DevOps Engineer
17 35 (3.75%) Solutions Architect
18 34 (3.64%) Active Directory Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (9.86%) .NET
2 54 (5.79%) Web Services
3 50 (5.36%) RESTful
4 43 (4.61%) JSON
5 41 (4.39%) HTML
6 40 (4.29%) .NET Core
7 39 (4.18%) .NET Framework
8 38 (4.07%) AngularJS
8 38 (4.07%) ASP.NET Web API
8 38 (4.07%) CSS
9 32 (3.43%) ASP.NET
10 30 (3.22%) Entity Framework
11 28 (3.00%) REST
12 27 (2.89%) LDAP
13 26 (2.79%) jQuery
14 24 (2.57%) SAML
15 23 (2.47%) React
15 23 (2.47%) XML
16 22 (2.36%) OAuth
16 22 (2.36%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 59 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (5.57%) Public Cloud
3 49 (5.25%) Enterprise Software
4 43 (4.61%) Data Centre
5 26 (2.79%) Hybrid Cloud
6 24 (2.57%) Mobile App
6 24 (2.57%) PKI
7 22 (2.36%) Management Information System
8 20 (2.14%) Private Cloud
9 15 (1.61%) Replication
10 13 (1.39%) Cloud Native
10 13 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
11 11 (1.18%) Clustering
11 11 (1.18%) Social Media
12 10 (1.07%) BYOD
13 9 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
13 9 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
13 9 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
14 7 (0.75%) Device Driver
14 7 (0.75%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 423 (45.34%) Windows
2 167 (17.90%) Windows Server
3 143 (15.33%) Windows 10
4 79 (8.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 64 (6.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 63 (6.75%) Linux
7 39 (4.18%) Android
8 34 (3.64%) Windows 7
9 32 (3.43%) Apple iOS
10 23 (2.47%) Windows Mobile
11 13 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (1.18%) VMS
13 9 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (0.86%) Windows 8
15 6 (0.64%) Windows 2000
16 5 (0.54%) Ubuntu
16 5 (0.54%) Unix
16 5 (0.54%) Windows XP
17 3 (0.32%) CentOS
17 3 (0.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (23.79%) Migration
2 151 (16.18%) DevOps
3 109 (11.68%) Agile Software Development
4 100 (10.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 96 (10.29%) Identity Access Management
6 70 (7.50%) Identity Management
7 62 (6.65%) Microservices
8 56 (6.00%) Analytics
9 53 (5.68%) Disaster Recovery
9 53 (5.68%) Problem-Solving
10 51 (5.47%) Continuous Integration
11 49 (5.25%) CRM
12 42 (4.50%) Business Intelligence
13 41 (4.39%) B2C
13 41 (4.39%) ITIL
13 41 (4.39%) Network Virtualisation
13 41 (4.39%) Scrum
13 41 (4.39%) TDD
14 36 (3.86%) Stakeholder Management
15 33 (3.54%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 283 (30.33%) PowerShell
2 147 (15.76%) SQL
3 112 (12.00%) C#
4 56 (6.00%) JavaScript
5 27 (2.89%) T-SQL
6 20 (2.14%) Shell Script
7 19 (2.04%) Java
8 15 (1.61%) Bash Shell
8 15 (1.61%) VB
9 12 (1.29%) TypeScript
10 8 (0.86%) Python
11 7 (0.75%) C
12 6 (0.64%) VBScript
13 4 (0.43%) C++
14 3 (0.32%) Groovy
14 3 (0.32%) Perl
14 3 (0.32%) Ruby
15 1 (0.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 64 (6.86%) Security Cleared
2 57 (6.11%) SC Cleared
3 56 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 35 (3.75%) Degree
5 32 (3.43%) MCSE
6 17 (1.82%) MCSA
7 15 (1.61%) CISSP
8 14 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
9 12 (1.29%) MCP
10 10 (1.07%) FFIEC
10 10 (1.07%) MCITP
11 6 (0.64%) DV Cleared
12 5 (0.54%) CISMP
12 5 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.32%) CISA
13 3 (0.32%) CISM
13 3 (0.32%) CompTIA Security+
13 3 (0.32%) GCFA
13 3 (0.32%) GCIH
13 3 (0.32%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.71%) SLA
2 14 (1.50%) QA
3 10 (1.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (0.75%) GDPR
4 7 (0.75%) NIST
5 6 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.43%) Government Security Classifications
7 3 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.32%) NCSC
8 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 835 (89.50%) Active Directory
2 82 (8.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (7.82%) Hyper-V
4 44 (4.72%) Docker
5 32 (3.43%) Virtual Machines
6 30 (3.22%) VMware ESXi
7 29 (3.11%) vSphere
8 28 (3.00%) Microsoft App-V
9 26 (2.79%) XenApp
10 19 (2.04%) XenDesktop
11 10 (1.07%) BitLocker
11 10 (1.07%) Shibboleth
11 10 (1.07%) VMware NSX
12 9 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
13 6 (0.64%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 3 (0.32%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
14 3 (0.32%) DFS Replication
14 3 (0.32%) OpenAM
15 2 (0.21%) IAG
15 2 (0.21%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 206 (22.08%) Microsoft Intune
2 171 (18.33%) SCCM
3 83 (8.90%) Single Sign-On
4 59 (6.32%) Kubernetes
5 51 (5.47%) Terraform
6 44 (4.72%) SCOM
7 23 (2.47%) Ansible
8 19 (2.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 19 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
9 18 (1.93%) WSUS
10 14 (1.50%) Jamf Pro
11 11 (1.18%) AirWatch
12 9 (0.96%) Istio
12 9 (0.96%) Puppet
13 7 (0.75%) MIIS
13 7 (0.75%) PingFederate
14 5 (0.54%) FortiGate
14 5 (0.54%) SCVMM
15 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 4 (0.43%) SCSM
Vendors
1 549 (58.84%) Microsoft
2 137 (14.68%) VMware
3 62 (6.65%) Citrix
4 46 (4.93%) Google
5 37 (3.97%) Cisco
6 27 (2.89%) Samsung
7 25 (2.68%) SAP
7 25 (2.68%) ServiceNow
8 21 (2.25%) Zscaler
9 18 (1.93%) Okta
9 18 (1.93%) Oracle
10 17 (1.82%) Dell
11 16 (1.71%) Proofpoint
12 14 (1.50%) CA
13 13 (1.39%) Apple
14 12 (1.29%) NetApp
15 11 (1.18%) Red Hat
15 11 (1.18%) Xamarin
16 9 (0.96%) EMC
16 9 (0.96%) HP