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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 501 540 629
Rank change year-on-year +39 +89  
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 107 99 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.18% 0.024%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.88% 2.33% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 52 7
Median daily rate £500 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £463 -
% change year-on-year +8.10% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 5697 4253 2719
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.64% 7.94% 5.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3984 2953 1738
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 74 101
Median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.77% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.80 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -20.49% -13.35%  

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 +37 101 £500 +5.26% 16
London +31 59 £463 -2.63% 6
South East +6 24 £513 +7.89% 3
Berkshire +23 16 £513 +13.88% 3
Bracknell +3 9 £513 +13.88% 1
North West +31 7 £413 -8.33% 2
City of London -13 7 £450 -28.00% 3
East of England +3 6 - - 1
Scotland - 6 £357 -
Glasgow - 5 £249 -
Hertfordshire - 5 - -
Watford - 5 - -
Cheshire +28 4 £413 -
Yorkshire +17 4 £488 +43.38% 1
Hampshire +13 4 - -
West Yorkshire +12 3 £525 +54.41% 1
Leeds +10 3 £525 +54.41% 1
Enfield - 3 - -
Reading +12 2 - - 2
Manchester +11 2 - - 2
Kent - 2 £613 -
Hounslow - 2 - -
Uxbridge - 2 - -
Stockley Park - 2 - -
Havant - 2 - -
West Midlands +14 1 - -
Cambridgeshire +5 1 - - 1
South Yorkshire +4 1 £425 -
Sheffield +3 1 £425 -
Canary Wharf -2 1 £350 -30.00%

Azure Active Directory
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 220 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 209 (95.00%) Active Directory
3 151 (68.64%) Microsoft
4 129 (58.64%) Office 365
5 100 (45.45%) Windows
6 78 (35.45%) Migration
7 75 (34.09%) PowerShell
8 68 (30.91%) MS Exchange
9 42 (19.09%) Skype for Business
10 41 (18.64%) Windows Server 2012
11 38 (17.27%) IaaS
12 37 (16.82%) Skype
12 37 (16.82%) Windows Server
13 36 (16.36%) Exchange Server 2010
14 35 (15.91%) Windows Server 2008
15 34 (15.45%) VMware
16 32 (14.55%) MS Excel
16 32 (14.55%) SharePoint
16 32 (14.55%) SQL
17 31 (14.09%) DNS
17 31 (14.09%) Finance
18 29 (13.18%) PaaS
19 28 (12.73%) Exchange Server 2013
19 28 (12.73%) WAN
20 27 (12.27%) SQL Server
20 27 (12.27%) Identity Management
20 27 (12.27%) VMware Infrastructure
21 25 (11.36%) Firewall
22 24 (10.91%) Identity Access Management
22 24 (10.91%) 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 68 (30.91%) MS Exchange
2 42 (19.09%) Skype for Business
3 36 (16.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 32 (14.55%) SharePoint
5 28 (12.73%) Exchange Server 2013
6 23 (10.45%) Exchange Server 2007
7 14 (6.36%) Exchange Server 2003
8 13 (5.91%) IIS
9 9 (4.09%) Confluence
10 7 (3.18%) Office Communications Server
10 7 (3.18%) Tomcat
11 6 (2.73%) Elasticsearch
11 6 (2.73%) nginx
12 5 (2.27%) Apache
12 5 (2.27%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (1.82%) OpenStack
14 3 (1.36%) WebLogic
15 2 (0.91%) JBoss
16 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 32 (14.55%) MS Excel
2 21 (9.55%) MS Office
3 3 (1.36%) SPSS
4 2 (0.91%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 13 (5.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 220 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 129 (58.64%) Office 365
3 38 (17.27%) IaaS
4 29 (13.18%) PaaS
5 24 (10.91%) Amazon AWS
6 20 (9.09%) OneDrive
7 10 (4.55%) Yammer
8 8 (3.64%) SaaS
9 6 (2.73%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (2.73%) Amazon S3
10 5 (2.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (2.27%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (2.27%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.91%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.45%) AWS CloudTrail
12 1 (0.45%) G Suite
12 1 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 37 (16.82%) Skype
2 31 (14.09%) DNS
3 28 (12.73%) WAN
4 25 (11.36%) Firewall
5 19 (8.64%) DHCP
5 19 (8.64%) VPN
6 15 (6.82%) LAN
7 11 (5.00%) Kerberos
7 11 (5.00%) LDAP
8 9 (4.09%) MPLS
9 8 (3.64%) Network Security
9 8 (3.64%) VLAN
10 7 (3.18%) NetScaler
10 7 (3.18%) Remote Desktop
10 7 (3.18%) VoIP
11 6 (2.73%) SSL
11 6 (2.73%) TCP/IP
12 4 (1.82%) SAN
12 4 (1.82%) Unified Communications
12 4 (1.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (12.27%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.45%) Amazon RDS
2 12 (5.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (3.64%) Power BI
4 6 (2.73%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.36%) Data Mining
6 3 (1.36%) KNIME
6 3 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.36%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.91%) DocumentDB
7 2 (0.91%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.91%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 13 (5.91%) Git (software)
2 12 (5.45%) JIRA
3 10 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 9 (4.09%) Jenkins
5 7 (3.18%) Octopus Deploy
5 7 (3.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (2.73%) Visual Studio
7 5 (2.27%) TeamCity
8 3 (1.36%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.91%) Maven
10 1 (0.45%) Ant
10 1 (0.45%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.45%) Grunt
10 1 (0.45%) Hudson
10 1 (0.45%) JMeter
10 1 (0.45%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.45%) Selenium
10 1 (0.45%) Subversion
General
1 31 (14.09%) Finance
2 13 (5.91%) Advertising
3 5 (2.27%) Legal
4 3 (1.36%) Marketing
5 2 (0.91%) Banking
5 2 (0.91%) German Language
6 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 60 (27.27%) Architect
2 58 (26.36%) Consultant
3 26 (11.82%) Azure Consultant
4 25 (11.36%) Azure Architect
5 22 (10.00%) Technical Architect
6 20 (9.09%) Office 365 Architect
7 18 (8.18%) Office 365 Consultant
8 15 (6.82%) Active Directory Consultant
9 13 (5.91%) Azure Engineer
9 13 (5.91%) Infrastructure Architect
9 13 (5.91%) Microsoft Consultant
10 11 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
10 11 (5.00%) Technical Consultant
11 10 (4.55%) Active Directory Architect
11 10 (4.55%) Cloud Architect
11 10 (4.55%) CRM Consultant
12 9 (4.09%) Administrator
12 9 (4.09%) Infrastructure Consultant
13 8 (3.64%) Office 365 Engineer
13 8 (3.64%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.64%) .NET
2 7 (3.18%) SAML
3 6 (2.73%) ASP.NET
4 5 (2.27%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (2.27%) OAuth
5 4 (1.82%) OAuth2
5 4 (1.82%) OpenID
6 3 (1.36%) HTML
6 3 (1.36%) JSON
7 2 (0.91%) Middleware
7 2 (0.91%) Node.js
7 2 (0.91%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.91%) RESTful
8 1 (0.45%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.45%) EDI
8 1 (0.45%) FastCGI
8 1 (0.45%) J2EE
8 1 (0.45%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.45%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.73%) Replication
2 16 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.27%) Data Centre
2 16 (7.27%) PKI
3 11 (5.00%) Mobile App
4 9 (4.09%) Clustering
5 3 (1.36%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (1.36%) Private Cloud
6 2 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.91%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.91%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.45%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.45%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.45%) Fintech
7 1 (0.45%) NHS
7 1 (0.45%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 100 (45.45%) Windows
2 41 (18.64%) Windows Server 2012
3 37 (16.82%) Windows Server
4 35 (15.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (7.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (6.82%) Windows 10
7 14 (6.36%) Linux
8 11 (5.00%) Unix
9 7 (3.18%) Android
10 5 (2.27%) CentOS
10 5 (2.27%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.36%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.36%) Solaris
11 3 (1.36%) VMS
12 2 (0.91%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.91%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (35.45%) Migration
2 27 (12.27%) Identity Management
3 24 (10.91%) Identity Access Management
4 21 (9.55%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (9.09%) DevOps
6 15 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
6 15 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (6.36%) CRM
7 14 (6.36%) ITIL
8 13 (5.91%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (5.45%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (5.45%) Project Management
10 11 (5.00%) Presales
11 10 (4.55%) Configuration Management
11 10 (4.55%) High Availability
12 8 (3.64%) Load Balancing
12 8 (3.64%) Mobile Device Management
12 8 (3.64%) PRINCE2
12 8 (3.64%) Technical Architecture
12 8 (3.64%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 75 (34.09%) PowerShell
2 32 (14.55%) SQL
3 12 (5.45%) C#
4 10 (4.55%) C
4 10 (4.55%) Java
5 7 (3.18%) JavaScript
5 7 (3.18%) Python
6 6 (2.73%) Perl
6 6 (2.73%) Ruby
6 6 (2.73%) VBScript
7 5 (2.27%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.36%) C++
8 3 (1.36%) PHP
8 3 (1.36%) R
9 2 (0.91%) VB
10 1 (0.45%) Tcl
10 1 (0.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (9.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (8.64%) Security Cleared
3 18 (8.18%) MCSE
3 18 (8.18%) SC Cleared
4 10 (4.55%) MCITP
5 6 (2.73%) Degree
5 6 (2.73%) MCP
6 5 (2.27%) AWS Certification
6 5 (2.27%) CCIE
6 5 (2.27%) CCNA
6 5 (2.27%) CCNP
6 5 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.91%) ISEB
7 2 (0.91%) MCTS
8 1 (0.45%) CISSP
8 1 (0.45%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.45%) MCSA
8 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.73%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.45%) PMO
2 1 (0.45%) SLA
System Software
1 209 (95.00%) Active Directory
2 27 (12.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (7.73%) Hyper-V
4 12 (5.45%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (2.73%) Terminal Services
5 6 (2.73%) vSphere
6 5 (2.27%) Docker
6 5 (2.27%) VMware ESX
7 4 (1.82%) XenApp
7 4 (1.82%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.36%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (1.36%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.45%) KVM
9 1 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.45%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 24 (10.91%) SCCM
2 22 (10.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 21 (9.55%) Microsoft Intune
4 19 (8.64%) SCOM
5 14 (6.36%) Puppet
6 10 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (3.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 6 (2.73%) Ansible
9 5 (2.27%) SELinux
9 5 (2.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 5 (2.27%) WSUS
10 4 (1.82%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (1.82%) Oracle Identity Management
11 3 (1.36%) BladeLogic
11 3 (1.36%) Control-M
11 3 (1.36%) MIMEsweeper
11 3 (1.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 3 (1.36%) Tivoli
12 2 (0.91%) Backup Exec
12 2 (0.91%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 151 (68.64%) Microsoft
2 34 (15.45%) VMware
3 20 (9.09%) Citrix
4 15 (6.82%) Cisco
5 10 (4.55%) Oracle
6 9 (4.09%) Splunk
6 9 (4.09%) Symantec
7 8 (3.64%) Dell
8 7 (3.18%) Atlassian
8 7 (3.18%) HP
8 7 (3.18%) Red Hat
9 6 (2.73%) Mercator
9 6 (2.73%) SAP
10 5 (2.27%) New Relic
10 5 (2.27%) Trend Micro
11 4 (1.82%) Blue Coat
11 4 (1.82%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.82%) Intel Security
11 4 (1.82%) Trustwave
12 3 (1.36%) Axway
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