Period
to 28 July 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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 580 611 869
Rank change year-on-year +31 +258 +6
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 280 279 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.25% 0.022%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.12% 2.62% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 167 16
UK median daily rate £450 £468 £481
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% -2.75% +24.19%
10th Percentile £213 £325 £209
90th Percentile £575 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £481 £275
% change year-on-year -6.49% +75.00% -
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 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 13177 10653 6553
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.71% 9.70% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9007 7425 4252
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.11% +12.36% +0.13%
10th Percentile £270 £288 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £395
% change year-on-year - +7.59% +2.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 169 158
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.61 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.11% -12.84% +32.35%
10th Percentile £10.97 £11.66 £11.25
90th Percentile £62.65 £47.07 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% -20.00% +33.33%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +51 274 £450 -4.05% 25
London +23 157 £425 -7.61% 13
UK excluding London +50 118 £450 -6.49% 13
South East +31 51 £500 -9.09% 3
North of England +84 30 £450 - 3
North West +39 20 £413 -17.50% 2
Midlands +33 20 £400 -23.81% 4
West Midlands +37 16 £365 -25.13% 3
East of England -2 11 £450 +25.00% 2
Yorkshire +33 7 £475 -52.50% 1
Scotland +39 4 £423 -6.11% 1
East Midlands -3 4 £425 -57.50% 1
North East - 3 £413 -
South West -4 2 £225 -77.50%

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 280 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 261 (93.21%) Active Directory
3 188 (67.14%) Office 365
4 179 (63.93%) Microsoft
5 130 (46.43%) Windows
6 102 (36.43%) PowerShell
7 98 (35.00%) Migration
8 80 (28.57%) Windows Server
9 78 (27.86%) MS Exchange
10 61 (21.79%) Windows Server 2012
11 56 (20.00%) Microsoft Intune
12 54 (19.29%) IaaS
12 54 (19.29%) Finance
13 48 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2010
14 44 (15.71%) Exchange Server 2013
15 43 (15.36%) Skype for Business
15 43 (15.36%) SharePoint
15 43 (15.36%) VMware
16 41 (14.64%) SQL
16 41 (14.64%) Windows Server 2008
17 40 (14.29%) Skype
18 37 (13.21%) PaaS
19 36 (12.86%) Microsoft Certification
20 34 (12.14%) SCCM
21 30 (10.71%) OneDrive
22 29 (10.36%) DNS
23 26 (9.29%) Exchange Server 2007
24 25 (8.93%) Windows 10
24 25 (8.93%) Banking
25 24 (8.57%) SQL Server

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 78 (27.86%) MS Exchange
2 48 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 44 (15.71%) Exchange Server 2013
4 43 (15.36%) SharePoint
4 43 (15.36%) Skype for Business
5 26 (9.29%) Exchange Server 2007
6 12 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2003
6 12 (4.29%) IIS
7 11 (3.93%) SharePoint 2013
8 10 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (1.79%) OpenStack
9 5 (1.79%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (1.07%) Apache Spark
10 3 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (1.07%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.36%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.36%) NetWeaver
11 1 (0.36%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.36%) WebLogic
Applications
1 24 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.36%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 280 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 188 (67.14%) Office 365
3 54 (19.29%) IaaS
4 37 (13.21%) PaaS
5 30 (10.71%) OneDrive
6 23 (8.21%) Amazon AWS
7 17 (6.07%) SaaS
8 6 (2.14%) Yammer
9 2 (0.71%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.71%) Azure Machine Learning
9 2 (0.71%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 40 (14.29%) Skype
2 29 (10.36%) DNS
3 21 (7.50%) VPN
4 15 (5.36%) Firewall
4 15 (5.36%) WAN
5 12 (4.29%) DHCP
5 12 (4.29%) SAN
6 9 (3.21%) LAN
7 8 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (2.50%) Remote Desktop
9 6 (2.14%) TCP/IP
10 5 (1.79%) Reverse Proxy
11 4 (1.43%) Kerberos
11 4 (1.43%) VLAN
12 3 (1.07%) NAS
12 3 (1.07%) PBX
13 2 (0.71%) DMZ
13 2 (0.71%) Internet
13 2 (0.71%) LDAP
13 2 (0.71%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.43%) Azure SQL Database
3 12 (4.29%) Power BI
4 7 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (2.50%) SQL Server 2014
4 7 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (2.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.07%) Apache Hive
7 3 (1.07%) Big Data
7 3 (1.07%) HDInsight
8 2 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.71%) DocumentDB
8 2 (0.71%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.36%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.36%) GIS
Development Applications
1 9 (3.21%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (2.86%) Visual Studio Team System
3 7 (2.50%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.43%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (1.07%) JIRA
5 3 (1.07%) Maven
5 3 (1.07%) Selenium
6 2 (0.71%) Grunt
6 2 (0.71%) JMeter
6 2 (0.71%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.71%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.36%) Ant
7 1 (0.36%) Hudson
7 1 (0.36%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.36%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.36%) Subversion
General
1 54 (19.29%) Finance
2 25 (8.93%) Banking
3 15 (5.36%) Advertising
4 8 (2.86%) Marketing
5 7 (2.50%) Retail
6 4 (1.43%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.43%) Publishing
7 3 (1.07%) Games
7 3 (1.07%) Legal
8 2 (0.71%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.36%) Billing
Job Titles
1 78 (27.86%) Consultant
2 53 (18.93%) Architect
3 41 (14.64%) Azure Consultant
4 29 (10.36%) Azure Engineer
5 28 (10.00%) Office 365 Consultant
6 27 (9.64%) Azure Architect
7 26 (9.29%) Active Directory Consultant
8 24 (8.57%) Analyst
8 24 (8.57%) Office 365 Engineer
9 19 (6.79%) Office 365 Architect
10 18 (6.43%) Windows Engineer
11 16 (5.71%) Administrator
11 16 (5.71%) Technical Consultant
12 15 (5.36%) Microsoft Consultant
13 14 (5.00%) Server Engineer
14 12 (4.29%) Cloud Engineer
15 11 (3.93%) Active Directory Engineer
15 11 (3.93%) Exchange Consultant
15 11 (3.93%) Systems Engineer
16 10 (3.57%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.50%) .NET
2 14 (5.00%) ASP.NET
3 13 (4.64%) JSON
4 9 (3.21%) HTML
5 8 (2.86%) WAP
6 7 (2.50%) .NET Framework
6 7 (2.50%) SAML
6 7 (2.50%) XML
7 6 (2.14%) Web Services
8 5 (1.79%) Ajax
8 5 (1.79%) CSS
8 5 (1.79%) CSS3
8 5 (1.79%) HTML5
8 5 (1.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (1.43%) OAuth
10 3 (1.07%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (1.07%) RESTful
11 2 (0.71%) Node.js
12 1 (0.36%) Google Maps API
12 1 (0.36%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.57%) Data Centre
2 17 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (5.00%) Mobile App
4 10 (3.57%) Blackberry
5 7 (2.50%) Replication
6 6 (2.14%) Fat Client
6 6 (2.14%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (2.14%) Thin Client
7 5 (1.79%) PKI
8 4 (1.43%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.43%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (1.43%) Social Media
9 3 (1.07%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.07%) NHS
10 2 (0.71%) Fintech
10 2 (0.71%) Mobile Banking
11 1 (0.36%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.36%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.36%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 130 (46.43%) Windows
2 80 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 61 (21.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 41 (14.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (8.93%) Windows 10
6 18 (6.43%) Android
6 18 (6.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (3.93%) Apple iOS
8 8 (2.86%) Linux
8 8 (2.86%) Windows 7
9 6 (2.14%) Windows Mobile
10 5 (1.79%) VMS
10 5 (1.79%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.43%) Windows XP
12 3 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.07%) Unix
13 2 (0.71%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.36%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (35.00%) Migration
2 24 (8.57%) Task Automation
3 22 (7.86%) ITIL
4 20 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (5.71%) Presales
6 15 (5.36%) DevOps
6 15 (5.36%) Mobile Device Management
7 14 (5.00%) Identity Management
7 14 (5.00%) TOGAF
8 13 (4.64%) Data Protection
9 12 (4.29%) Project Management
10 10 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (3.57%) Identity Access Management
11 9 (3.21%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (3.21%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (2.86%) Analytics
12 8 (2.86%) Load Balancing
12 8 (2.86%) Mentoring
12 8 (2.86%) Multi-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 102 (36.43%) PowerShell
2 41 (14.64%) SQL
3 14 (5.00%) C#
4 13 (4.64%) VBScript
5 9 (3.21%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.43%) VB
7 3 (1.07%) C++
8 2 (0.71%) Java
8 2 (0.71%) PHP
8 2 (0.71%) R
8 2 (0.71%) Scala
9 1 (0.36%) Python
9 1 (0.36%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 36 (12.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (7.86%) MCSE
3 17 (6.07%) Degree
4 14 (5.00%) Security Cleared
5 12 (4.29%) MCSA
6 10 (3.57%) MCITP
6 10 (3.57%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.07%) MCP
7 3 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.36%) CCNP
9 1 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.36%) CISM
9 1 (0.36%) CISSP
9 1 (0.36%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.36%) HND
9 1 (0.36%) ISEB
9 1 (0.36%) MCTS
9 1 (0.36%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.79%) COBIT
2 4 (1.43%) QA
3 3 (1.07%) SLA
4 1 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 261 (93.21%) Active Directory
2 22 (7.86%) Hyper-V
2 22 (7.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (5.71%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (3.57%) DFS Replication
5 6 (2.14%) vSphere
6 5 (1.79%) UAG
7 4 (1.43%) Docker
8 3 (1.07%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (1.07%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.71%) KVM
9 2 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.71%) XenServer
10 1 (0.36%) vCloud
10 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.36%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 56 (20.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 34 (12.14%) SCCM
3 19 (6.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 17 (6.07%) SCOM
5 12 (4.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 12 (4.29%) Puppet
6 9 (3.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 6 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (1.79%) Failover Clustering
8 5 (1.79%) WSUS
9 4 (1.43%) Ansible
10 3 (1.07%) AirWatch
10 3 (1.07%) CA Single Sign-On
10 3 (1.07%) HP Data Protector
10 3 (1.07%) SCOrch
10 3 (1.07%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.36%) MIIS
11 1 (0.36%) Nagios
11 1 (0.36%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.36%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 179 (63.93%) Microsoft
2 43 (15.36%) VMware
3 21 (7.50%) Citrix
4 13 (4.64%) Splunk
5 12 (4.29%) Dell
5 12 (4.29%) Symantec
6 10 (3.57%) NetApp
7 9 (3.21%) McAfee
7 9 (3.21%) Trustwave
8 8 (2.86%) HP
8 8 (2.86%) Mercator
9 6 (2.14%) Samsung
10 5 (1.79%) Cisco
11 4 (1.43%) SAP
11 4 (1.43%) Sophos
12 3 (1.07%) CA
12 3 (1.07%) Lotus
12 3 (1.07%) Oracle
12 3 (1.07%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
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