Period
to 16 January 2018

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 16 January 2018 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 514 617 815
Rank change year-on-year +103 +198 +35
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 383 253 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.26% 0.062%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.19% 2.11% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 165 38
UK median daily rate £461 £465 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.81% +6.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £262 £226 £325
90th Percentile £584 £613 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
UK median hourly rate £89.88 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 - -

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 17,449 12,009 7,437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.40% 12.43% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,111 8,257 5,064
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £285 £280 £263
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 168 120
UK median hourly rate £18.81 £18.55 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.44% -15.01% -3.02%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.10 £10.50
90th Percentile £51.75 £56.87 £48.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.06 £23.75
% change year-on-year +2.58% -28.17% +18.75%

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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 2018. 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 +77 348 £455 -4.21% 61
UK excluding London +87 194 £450 - 42
London +7 179 £475 +0.53% 22
South East +25 79 £400 -17.53% 12
North of England +25 28 £475 +5.56% 9
Scotland +8 25 £525 +110.84% 3
Midlands +7 25 £475 +19.42% 7
South West +29 20 £438 - 7
West Midlands +10 18 £475 +20.10% 5
North West +8 17 £475 +5.56% 6
East of England -10 13 £475 +23.38% 4
Yorkshire +16 9 £450 - 3
East Midlands +4 7 £375 -11.76% 2
Wales - 4 £300 -
North East - 2 £400 -

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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.

1 383 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 325 (84.86%) Active Directory
3 206 (53.79%) Office 365
4 193 (50.39%) Microsoft
5 180 (47.00%) Windows
6 113 (29.50%) PowerShell
7 92 (24.02%) Migration
8 80 (20.89%) Windows Server
9 73 (19.06%) PaaS
10 66 (17.23%) SharePoint
11 65 (16.97%) Microsoft Intune
12 59 (15.40%) Windows 10
13 58 (15.14%) IaaS
14 56 (14.62%) VMware
15 55 (14.36%) Security Cleared
16 50 (13.05%) SC Cleared
17 49 (12.79%) Skype
18 45 (11.75%) Microsoft Certification
19 43 (11.23%) Agile Software Development
20 42 (10.97%) Identity Management
20 42 (10.97%) ITIL
20 42 (10.97%) Windows Server 2012
21 41 (10.70%) SCCM
22 39 (10.18%) SQL
23 38 (9.92%) Finance
24 37 (9.66%) Firewall
25 35 (9.14%) MS Exchange
25 35 (9.14%) OneDrive
25 35 (9.14%) DevOps
26 34 (8.88%) VPN

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 66 (17.23%) SharePoint
2 35 (9.14%) MS Exchange
3 33 (8.62%) Skype for Business
4 21 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (2.09%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (1.83%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (1.57%) CMS
8 6 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (1.57%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (1.31%) Confluence
9 5 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (1.31%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.78%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.52%) Apache
11 2 (0.52%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.52%) IIS
11 2 (0.52%) Jetty
11 2 (0.52%) nginx
11 2 (0.52%) Totara
Applications
1 25 (6.53%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.78%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.26%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 8 (2.09%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 383 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 206 (53.79%) Office 365
3 73 (19.06%) PaaS
4 58 (15.14%) IaaS
5 35 (9.14%) OneDrive
6 34 (8.88%) Amazon AWS
7 26 (6.79%) SaaS
8 11 (2.87%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (1.57%) GitHub
9 6 (1.57%) Serverless
10 3 (0.78%) Azure Data Factory
10 3 (0.78%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.52%) Amazon Kinesis
11 2 (0.52%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.52%) AWS CloudTrail
11 2 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.52%) Route 53
11 2 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.52%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 49 (12.79%) Skype
2 37 (9.66%) Firewall
3 34 (8.88%) VPN
4 27 (7.05%) DNS
5 20 (5.22%) WAN
6 18 (4.70%) LAN
7 16 (4.18%) DHCP
7 16 (4.18%) Wi-Fi
8 12 (3.13%) SAN
8 12 (3.13%) Wireless
9 11 (2.87%) Network Security
9 11 (2.87%) TCP/IP
10 8 (2.09%) LDAP
10 8 (2.09%) VLAN
11 5 (1.31%) Cisco Wireless
11 5 (1.31%) FTP
11 5 (1.31%) HTTP
11 5 (1.31%) IMAP
11 5 (1.31%) SMTP
11 5 (1.31%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (5.74%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.18%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (1.57%) MongoDB
3 6 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (0.78%) Blockchain
4 3 (0.78%) Hadoop
4 3 (0.78%) HDInsight
4 3 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.78%) Power BI
4 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (0.52%) Data Lake
5 2 (0.52%) Redis
6 1 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.26%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.26%) Big Data
6 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.26%) Parquet
6 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 15 (3.92%) Git (software)
2 14 (3.66%) Visual Studio
3 13 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (3.13%) JIRA
5 10 (2.61%) Jenkins
5 10 (2.61%) Visual Studio Team System
6 7 (1.83%) Mocha
7 6 (1.57%) Jasmine
7 6 (1.57%) Karma Test Runner
7 6 (1.57%) Mercurial
7 6 (1.57%) Subversion
7 6 (1.57%) Vagrant
8 5 (1.31%) Gerrit
9 3 (0.78%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.78%) Travis CI
10 2 (0.52%) Babel
10 2 (0.52%) Bower
10 2 (0.52%) Gradle
10 2 (0.52%) Grunt
11 1 (0.26%) Artifactory
General
1 38 (9.92%) Finance
2 16 (4.18%) Banking
3 12 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.57%) Advertising
5 5 (1.31%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.04%) Marketing
6 4 (1.04%) Publishing
7 3 (0.78%) Law
7 3 (0.78%) Retail
8 2 (0.52%) Electronics
8 2 (0.52%) Legal
9 1 (0.26%) Billing
9 1 (0.26%) Local Government
9 1 (0.26%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 124 (32.38%) Consultant
2 68 (17.75%) Architect
3 64 (16.71%) Azure Consultant
4 48 (12.53%) Active Directory Consultant
5 42 (10.97%) Azure Engineer
6 39 (10.18%) Office 365 Consultant
7 32 (8.36%) Azure Architect
8 29 (7.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 22 (5.74%) Technical Consultant
10 20 (5.22%) Cloud Consultant
10 20 (5.22%) Office 365 Engineer
11 19 (4.96%) Active Directory Engineer
11 19 (4.96%) Solutions Architect
12 17 (4.44%) Cloud Engineer
13 16 (4.18%) DevOps Engineer
13 16 (4.18%) Support Engineer
14 15 (3.92%) Administrator
14 15 (3.92%) Developer
14 15 (3.92%) Windows Engineer
15 14 (3.66%) Azure DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (7.31%) .NET
2 23 (6.01%) Web Services
3 22 (5.74%) .NET Framework
4 21 (5.48%) JSON
5 19 (4.96%) ASP.NET
6 17 (4.44%) XML
7 14 (3.66%) HTML
7 14 (3.66%) REST
8 12 (3.13%) RESTful
8 12 (3.13%) SOAP
9 10 (2.61%) ASP.NET Web API
9 10 (2.61%) Sass
10 9 (2.35%) AngularJS
10 9 (2.35%) CSS
11 8 (2.09%) jQuery
11 8 (2.09%) LESS
11 8 (2.09%) React
11 8 (2.09%) WAP
12 7 (1.83%) SAML
12 7 (1.83%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.44%) Mobile App
2 14 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.66%) PKI
2 14 (3.66%) Virtual Team
3 9 (2.35%) Data Centre
4 8 (2.09%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.83%) Public Cloud
6 5 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.31%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (1.31%) Replication
7 4 (1.04%) Fintech
7 4 (1.04%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.78%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.78%) Enterprise Cloud
8 3 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (0.78%) N-Tier
8 3 (0.78%) Social Media
8 3 (0.78%) User Experience
9 2 (0.52%) Clustering
9 2 (0.52%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 180 (47.00%) Windows
2 80 (20.89%) Windows Server
3 59 (15.40%) Windows 10
4 42 (10.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 33 (8.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (6.79%) Linux
7 20 (5.22%) Android
7 20 (5.22%) Apple iOS
8 17 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (4.44%) Windows 7
9 13 (3.39%) Windows Mobile
10 9 (2.35%) CentOS
11 8 (2.09%) VMS
12 7 (1.83%) Windows 8
13 5 (1.31%) Mac OS
14 4 (1.04%) Ubuntu
14 4 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.78%) SUSE
16 1 (0.26%) Mesosphere
16 1 (0.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (24.02%) Migration
2 43 (11.23%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (10.97%) Identity Management
3 42 (10.97%) ITIL
4 35 (9.14%) DevOps
5 27 (7.05%) Mobile Device Management
6 22 (5.74%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 18 (4.70%) Collaborative Working
7 18 (4.70%) Project Management
7 18 (4.70%) Scrum
8 17 (4.44%) Task Automation
9 16 (4.18%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (4.18%) Network Virtualisation
10 15 (3.92%) Identity Access Management
10 15 (3.92%) Microservices
10 15 (3.92%) MVC
10 15 (3.92%) Operations Management
10 15 (3.92%) Service Management
11 13 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
11 13 (3.39%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 113 (29.50%) PowerShell
2 39 (10.18%) SQL
3 26 (6.79%) C#
4 15 (3.92%) JavaScript
5 11 (2.87%) Java
5 11 (2.87%) Ruby
6 8 (2.09%) Python
7 7 (1.83%) Bash Shell
8 5 (1.31%) Groovy
8 5 (1.31%) Perl
8 5 (1.31%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.78%) Scala
10 2 (0.52%) R
10 2 (0.52%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.52%) XPath
11 1 (0.26%) C
11 1 (0.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 55 (14.36%) Security Cleared
2 50 (13.05%) SC Cleared
3 45 (11.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 31 (8.09%) MCSE
5 26 (6.79%) MCSA
6 17 (4.44%) Degree
7 15 (3.92%) CTC Cleared
8 8 (2.09%) MCTS
9 6 (1.57%) MCITP
10 5 (1.31%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.78%) CISSP
13 2 (0.52%) CCNP
13 2 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (0.52%) HND
13 2 (0.52%) MCSD
14 1 (0.26%) HNC
14 1 (0.26%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.92%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (1.83%) QA
3 4 (1.04%) SLA
4 3 (0.78%) GDPR
5 1 (0.26%) FedRAMP
5 1 (0.26%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.26%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.26%) PMO
5 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 325 (84.86%) Active Directory
2 27 (7.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (6.53%) Hyper-V
4 19 (4.96%) Docker
4 19 (4.96%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (3.92%) vSphere
6 10 (2.61%) BitLocker
7 8 (2.09%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (1.31%) XenApp
9 3 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.78%) XenServer
10 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.26%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 1 (0.26%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.26%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 65 (16.97%) Microsoft Intune
2 41 (10.70%) SCCM
3 21 (5.48%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (5.48%) Puppet
4 13 (3.39%) Ansible
5 10 (2.61%) Terraform
6 9 (2.35%) AirWatch
6 9 (2.35%) SCOM
7 7 (1.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 7 (1.83%) Kubernetes
8 5 (1.31%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (1.31%) WSUS
9 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (1.04%) MOM
10 3 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.78%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.78%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.52%) Nagios
Vendors
1 193 (50.39%) Microsoft
2 56 (14.62%) VMware
3 27 (7.05%) Cisco
4 16 (4.18%) HP
5 15 (3.92%) NetApp
6 14 (3.66%) Citrix
7 13 (3.39%) Samsung
8 8 (2.09%) BMC
8 8 (2.09%) Remedy
8 8 (2.09%) Veeam
9 6 (1.57%) Coveo
9 6 (1.57%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.57%) Sitecore
10 5 (1.31%) Atlassian
10 5 (1.31%) Dell
10 5 (1.31%) ServiceNow
10 5 (1.31%) Symantec
11 4 (1.04%) AlienVault
11 4 (1.04%) Capita
11 4 (1.04%) Qualys