Period
to 16 December 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 December 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 366 529 640
Rank change year-on-year +163 +111 +209
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 728 388 250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.70% 0.38% 0.24%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.95% 2.23% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 245 164
UK median daily rate £463 £467 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.96% -0.69% +7.49%
10th Percentile £325 £271 £240
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £434 £450 £465
% change year-on-year -3.61% -3.23% +9.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 0
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.48% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.63 -
% change year-on-year -3.76% - -

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 24,649 17,361 12,607
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.65% 16.92% 12.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,077 12,061 8,637
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £306 £275 £275
90th Percentile £650 £625 £604
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 321 223 188
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% -16.82%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.43
90th Percentile £62.94 £58.75 £56.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.75 £17.06
% change year-on-year -1.41% +4.04% -24.18%

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 December 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 December 2018.

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 16 December 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 +169 703 £463 - 113
UK excluding London +128 359 £434 -3.61% 72
London +136 350 £500 +5.26% 42
South East +70 178 £425 - 21
North of England +30 74 £475 +2.70% 22
North West +27 53 £475 -5.00% 11
South West +4 45 £450 +2.86% 6
Midlands -19 29 £450 -2.70% 18
East of England +10 22 £425 -5.56% 5
West Midlands -15 21 £463 -2.63% 12
Yorkshire -7 15 £400 -11.11% 5
East Midlands +3 6 £400 +6.67% 6
North East -6 6 £513 +17.14% 6
Wales -21 5 £400 -
Scotland -25 5 £500 -9.09% 1
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, 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.

1 722 (99.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 630 (86.54%) Active Directory
3 418 (57.42%) Microsoft
4 345 (47.39%) Office 365
5 307 (42.17%) Windows
6 268 (36.81%) PowerShell
7 166 (22.80%) Migration
8 160 (21.98%) SQL
9 135 (18.54%) IaaS
10 124 (17.03%) PaaS
11 122 (16.76%) Windows Server
12 117 (16.07%) Microsoft Intune
13 108 (14.84%) Windows 10
14 106 (14.56%) Security Cleared
15 102 (14.01%) SharePoint
16 95 (13.05%) DevOps
17 93 (12.77%) SC Cleared
18 83 (11.40%) Agile Software Development
19 82 (11.26%) Analytics
20 81 (11.13%) SCCM
20 81 (11.13%) Finance
21 78 (10.71%) Identity Management
22 72 (9.89%) Skype
23 71 (9.75%) VMware
24 70 (9.62%) .NET
24 70 (9.62%) Windows Server 2012
25 67 (9.20%) Skype for Business
26 66 (9.07%) Azure SQL Database
26 66 (9.07%) C#
26 66 (9.07%) DNS

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
1 102 (14.01%) SharePoint
2 67 (9.20%) Skype for Business
3 53 (7.28%) MS Exchange
4 23 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 20 (2.75%) SharePoint 2010
6 12 (1.65%) IIS
7 7 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.55%) CMS
8 4 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.55%) Totara
9 3 (0.41%) Confluence
9 3 (0.41%) IBM Connections
10 2 (0.27%) K2 blackpearl
10 2 (0.27%) nginx
10 2 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.27%) Site Server
11 1 (0.14%) Alfresco
11 1 (0.14%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 47 (6.46%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (2.47%) InfoPath
3 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.27%) SPSS
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.41%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.27%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 722 (99.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 345 (47.39%) Office 365
3 135 (18.54%) IaaS
4 124 (17.03%) PaaS
5 62 (8.52%) Amazon AWS
5 62 (8.52%) SaaS
6 41 (5.63%) OneDrive
7 32 (4.40%) Azure Functions
7 32 (4.40%) Serverless
8 26 (3.57%) Azure Data Factory
9 14 (1.92%) Dynamics 365
10 12 (1.65%) Mimecast
11 10 (1.37%) Yammer
12 8 (1.10%) Data Lake Analytics
13 5 (0.69%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.69%) Azure Machine Learning
13 5 (0.69%) Boomi
13 5 (0.69%) G Suite
13 5 (0.69%) SuccessFactors
14 4 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 72 (9.89%) Skype
2 66 (9.07%) DNS
3 58 (7.97%) Firewall
4 48 (6.59%) VPN
5 37 (5.08%) DHCP
6 28 (3.85%) WAN
7 25 (3.43%) LAN
8 17 (2.34%) Network Security
8 17 (2.34%) SAN
9 15 (2.06%) Internet
9 15 (2.06%) SSL
10 14 (1.92%) Wireless
11 13 (1.79%) NetScaler
12 10 (1.37%) Intrusion Detection
12 10 (1.37%) iSCSI
12 10 (1.37%) WLAN
13 9 (1.24%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (1.24%) Fibre Channel
13 9 (1.24%) VLAN
14 7 (0.96%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (9.07%) Azure SQL Database
2 54 (7.42%) SQL Server
3 46 (6.32%) Power BI
4 16 (2.20%) Data Lake
5 12 (1.65%) Cosmos DB
6 10 (1.37%) Oracle Database
7 9 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (1.24%) SQL Server 2016
8 8 (1.10%) Spotfire
9 7 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (0.82%) NoSQL
11 5 (0.69%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (0.55%) Redis
13 3 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (0.41%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.41%) MySQL
13 3 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 40 (5.49%) Visual Studio Team System
2 22 (3.02%) Jenkins
3 18 (2.47%) Visual Studio
4 9 (1.24%) Git (software)
5 8 (1.10%) JIRA
6 3 (0.41%) NUnit
6 3 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.27%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.27%) CF BOSH
7 2 (0.27%) GitLab
7 2 (0.27%) Gradle
7 2 (0.27%) MSI
8 1 (0.14%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.14%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.14%) JUnit
8 1 (0.14%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.14%) Mocha
8 1 (0.14%) MSTest
8 1 (0.14%) Spock
8 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 81 (11.13%) Finance
2 19 (2.61%) Banking
3 15 (2.06%) Telecoms
4 11 (1.51%) Legal
4 11 (1.51%) Publishing
5 9 (1.24%) Marketing
5 9 (1.24%) Retail
6 6 (0.82%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.69%) Back Office
7 5 (0.69%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.55%) Billing
8 4 (0.55%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.41%) Electronics
9 3 (0.41%) Law
9 3 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.27%) Advertising
10 2 (0.27%) Front Office
10 2 (0.27%) Local Government
11 1 (0.14%) French Language
11 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 144 (19.78%) Architect
2 135 (18.54%) Consultant
3 99 (13.60%) Azure Engineer
4 69 (9.48%) Developer
5 68 (9.34%) Azure Consultant
6 61 (8.38%) Azure Architect
7 55 (7.55%) Administrator
8 46 (6.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 40 (5.49%) Solutions Architect
10 36 (4.95%) Active Directory Consultant
10 36 (4.95%) Analyst
11 34 (4.67%) Active Directory Engineer
11 34 (4.67%) Office 365 Administrator
12 29 (3.98%) Microsoft Consultant
13 28 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
13 28 (3.85%) Office 365 Consultant
13 28 (3.85%) Office 365 Engineer
14 27 (3.71%) Azure DevOps
15 25 (3.43%) Cloud Architect
16 24 (3.30%) Office 365 Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (9.62%) .NET
2 40 (5.49%) JSON
3 39 (5.36%) SAML
4 36 (4.95%) OAuth
5 31 (4.26%) OpenID
6 28 (3.85%) jQuery
6 28 (3.85%) REST
7 20 (2.75%) Web Services
8 16 (2.20%) CSS
8 16 (2.20%) Node.js
9 11 (1.51%) AngularJS
9 11 (1.51%) ASP.NET
10 10 (1.37%) HTML
10 10 (1.37%) SOAP
11 9 (1.24%) OAuth2
12 8 (1.10%) Universal Windows Platform
12 8 (1.10%) XML
13 7 (0.96%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (0.96%) RESTful
14 6 (0.82%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 44 (6.04%) Hybrid Cloud
2 40 (5.49%) Data Centre
3 39 (5.36%) PKI
4 33 (4.53%) User Experience
5 32 (4.40%) Management Information System
6 29 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
7 28 (3.85%) Public Cloud
8 27 (3.71%) Self-Motivation
9 26 (3.57%) Mobile App
10 16 (2.20%) Fat Client
10 16 (2.20%) Thin Client
11 15 (2.06%) Cloud Native
12 12 (1.65%) Clustering
13 11 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
13 11 (1.51%) Private Cloud
14 9 (1.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 7 (0.96%) Replication
16 5 (0.69%) Smart Home
16 5 (0.69%) YubiKey
17 4 (0.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 307 (42.17%) Windows
2 122 (16.76%) Windows Server
3 108 (14.84%) Windows 10
4 70 (9.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (5.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (4.26%) Windows 7
7 28 (3.85%) Linux
8 9 (1.24%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.69%) Android
9 5 (0.69%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.55%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.55%) VMS
11 3 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.27%) Unix
12 2 (0.27%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.14%) AIX
13 1 (0.14%) CentOS
13 1 (0.14%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (22.80%) Migration
2 95 (13.05%) DevOps
3 83 (11.40%) Agile Software Development
4 82 (11.26%) Analytics
5 78 (10.71%) Identity Management
6 65 (8.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 64 (8.79%) ITIL
8 60 (8.24%) Identity Access Management
9 45 (6.18%) Business Intelligence
10 44 (6.04%) Disaster Recovery
11 38 (5.22%) B2C
12 36 (4.95%) CRM
12 36 (4.95%) Information Security
13 35 (4.81%) MVC
14 32 (4.40%) Technical Leadership
15 31 (4.26%) Runbook
16 28 (3.85%) Network Virtualisation
16 28 (3.85%) Service Management
17 26 (3.57%) Customer Requirements
17 26 (3.57%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 268 (36.81%) PowerShell
2 160 (21.98%) SQL
3 66 (9.07%) C#
4 31 (4.26%) Python
5 29 (3.98%) JavaScript
6 28 (3.85%) Shell Script
7 25 (3.43%) Java
8 15 (2.06%) VBScript
9 14 (1.92%) U-SQL
10 11 (1.51%) PL/SQL
11 7 (0.96%) Bash Shell
11 7 (0.96%) Ruby
12 3 (0.41%) Perl
12 3 (0.41%) PHP
13 2 (0.27%) C++
13 2 (0.27%) Scala
13 2 (0.27%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.14%) Groovy
14 1 (0.14%) R
14 1 (0.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 106 (14.56%) Security Cleared
2 93 (12.77%) SC Cleared
3 49 (6.73%) Degree
4 38 (5.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (3.57%) MCSE
6 17 (2.34%) MCITP
7 16 (2.20%) CISSP
8 14 (1.92%) CISM
9 13 (1.79%) CISA
9 13 (1.79%) GCIH
9 13 (1.79%) MCSA
10 12 (1.65%) GCFA
11 11 (1.51%) DV Cleared
12 10 (1.37%) PhD
13 8 (1.10%) CCA
13 8 (1.10%) Citrix Certification
14 7 (0.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 5 (0.69%) AWS Certification
15 5 (0.69%) MCTS
16 4 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.24%) FedRAMP
1 9 (1.24%) HIPAA
1 9 (1.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 9 (1.24%) SLA
2 8 (1.10%) Government Security Classifications
3 2 (0.27%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.27%) PSD2
3 2 (0.27%) QA
4 1 (0.14%) GDPR
4 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 630 (86.54%) Active Directory
2 56 (7.69%) Hyper-V
3 53 (7.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 50 (6.87%) Virtual Machines
5 28 (3.85%) Docker
6 22 (3.02%) Microsoft App-V
7 19 (2.61%) XenDesktop
8 18 (2.47%) XenApp
9 16 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (1.24%) XenServer
11 7 (0.96%) BitLocker
11 7 (0.96%) DFS Replication
12 4 (0.55%) Firmware
13 2 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 2 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 117 (16.07%) Microsoft Intune
2 81 (11.13%) SCCM
3 57 (7.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 48 (6.59%) Single Sign-On
5 29 (3.98%) Kubernetes
6 23 (3.16%) Terraform
7 21 (2.88%) CASB
7 21 (2.88%) SCOM
8 17 (2.34%) AirWatch
9 15 (2.06%) Puppet
10 13 (1.79%) Ansible
10 13 (1.79%) XenMobile
11 12 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
12 11 (1.51%) FortiGate
13 8 (1.10%) WMI
13 8 (1.10%) WSUS
14 7 (0.96%) PingFederate
15 6 (0.82%) vCenter Server
16 4 (0.55%) OVSD
17 3 (0.41%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 418 (57.42%) Microsoft
2 71 (9.75%) VMware
3 56 (7.69%) Citrix
4 34 (4.67%) Oracle
5 25 (3.43%) Cisco
5 25 (3.43%) McAfee
6 22 (3.02%) Dell
7 20 (2.75%) Okta
8 19 (2.61%) Google
9 17 (2.34%) Nintex
10 13 (1.79%) HP
11 12 (1.65%) Darktrace
11 12 (1.65%) ServiceNow
11 12 (1.65%) Thycotic
12 11 (1.51%) CheckPoint
13 10 (1.37%) Ivanti
14 9 (1.24%) SAP
15 8 (1.10%) Facebook
16 7 (0.96%) CyberArk
16 7 (0.96%) Zscaler