Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 263 385 548
Rank change year-on-year +122 +163 +89
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 857 681 369
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.02% 0.65% 0.36%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.47% 2.73% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 563 476 223
UK median daily rate £475 £453 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.97% +0.56% -0.55%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £214
90th Percentile £625 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £468 £438 £450
% change year-on-year +6.97% -2.78% -7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 4
UK median hourly rate £80.00 £16.00 £16.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +400.00% -3.76% -
10th Percentile £60.10 £14.77 £15.75
90th Percentile £82.50 £35.00 £121.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £80.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +400.00% -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 24,706 24,918 17,302
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.34% 23.88% 16.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,840 17,253 12,002
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £288 £300 £275
90th Percentile £660 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 337 234
UK median hourly rate £21.25 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -12.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.25 £11.08
90th Percentile £78.75 £58.50 £58.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.88 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -2.78% +5.70%

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 14 November 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 14 November 2019.

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 14 November 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 +116 809 £475 +5.56% 176
UK excluding London +139 460 £468 +6.97% 122
London +91 377 £500 +5.26% 62
South East +80 193 £475 +11.76% 30
North of England +65 99 £468 -1.58% 37
South West +31 56 £506 +12.50% 11
Midlands +71 55 £465 +3.33% 25
Yorkshire +69 51 £550 +46.67% 10
West Midlands +62 50 £468 -1.47% 15
North West 0 44 £400 -15.79% 22
Scotland +60 30 £400 -15.79% 3
East of England +22 24 £400 -5.88% 11
Wales +32 5 £530 +32.50% 4
East Midlands +21 5 £375 -3.23% 10
North East +16 5 £700 +36.59% 5

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 845 (98.60%) Azure
2 758 (88.45%) Active Directory
3 468 (54.61%) Microsoft
4 427 (49.82%) Office 365
5 391 (45.62%) Windows
6 237 (27.65%) PowerShell
7 190 (22.17%) Microsoft Intune
8 188 (21.94%) Migration
9 166 (19.37%) SQL
10 164 (19.14%) DevOps
11 151 (17.62%) Windows 10
12 150 (17.50%) PaaS
13 148 (17.27%) IaaS
14 142 (16.57%) SharePoint
15 140 (16.34%) SCCM
16 129 (15.05%) Windows Server
17 116 (13.54%) VMware
18 110 (12.84%) SQL Server
19 108 (12.60%) Identity Access Management
20 106 (12.37%) Single Sign-On
21 104 (12.14%) .NET
22 101 (11.79%) DNS
23 97 (11.32%) AWS
24 92 (10.74%) Finance
24 92 (10.74%) Azure SQL Database
25 89 (10.39%) C#
26 86 (10.04%) Firewall
26 86 (10.04%) Agile Software Development
27 85 (9.92%) Security Cleared
27 85 (9.92%) SaaS

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
1 142 (16.57%) SharePoint
2 58 (6.77%) MS Exchange
3 47 (5.48%) Skype for Business
4 29 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (2.45%) Confluence
6 19 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (1.75%) IIS
8 14 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.47%) Apache
10 4 (0.47%) IBM Domino
10 4 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.35%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.23%) ArcGIS
12 2 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.23%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.12%) nginx
13 1 (0.12%) Oracle Workflow
13 1 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 59 (6.88%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.23%) InfoPath
2 2 (0.23%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 24 (2.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.47%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.12%) Magento
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.12%) Sage 1000
3 1 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 845 (98.60%) Azure
2 427 (49.82%) Office 365
3 150 (17.50%) PaaS
4 148 (17.27%) IaaS
5 97 (11.32%) AWS
6 85 (9.92%) SaaS
7 80 (9.33%) OneDrive
8 66 (7.70%) Serverless
9 51 (5.95%) Azure Functions
10 38 (4.43%) Power Platform
11 31 (3.62%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 27 (3.15%) Dynamics 365
13 21 (2.45%) Mimecast
14 20 (2.33%) PowerApps
15 18 (2.10%) Azure Data Factory
16 17 (1.98%) Azure Stack
17 14 (1.63%) GCP
18 12 (1.40%) Microsoft Flow
19 11 (1.28%) Boomi
19 11 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 101 (11.79%) DNS
2 86 (10.04%) Firewall
3 78 (9.10%) VPN
4 68 (7.93%) Skype
5 50 (5.83%) Internet
6 41 (4.78%) DHCP
7 40 (4.67%) TCP/IP
7 40 (4.67%) Wi-Fi
8 34 (3.97%) WAN
9 30 (3.50%) LAN
10 26 (3.03%) Network Security
11 23 (2.68%) SAN
12 15 (1.75%) NAS
13 14 (1.63%) VoIP
14 13 (1.52%) Kerberos
14 13 (1.52%) Reverse Proxy
15 12 (1.40%) Unified Communications
16 11 (1.28%) NetScaler
16 11 (1.28%) VLAN
17 7 (0.82%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (12.84%) SQL Server
2 92 (10.74%) Azure SQL Database
3 32 (3.73%) Power BI
4 22 (2.57%) Cosmos DB
4 22 (2.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (1.63%) Data Lake
5 14 (1.63%) MySQL
6 12 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
7 11 (1.28%) MongoDB
8 8 (0.93%) Relational Database
9 7 (0.82%) Big Data
9 7 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (0.82%) SQLite
10 5 (0.58%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (0.58%) SQL Server 2017
10 5 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.35%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 39 (4.55%) Visual Studio Team System
2 34 (3.97%) Visual Studio
3 28 (3.27%) Git (software)
4 27 (3.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 26 (3.03%) JIRA
6 21 (2.45%) Jenkins
7 7 (0.82%) Octopus Deploy
7 7 (0.82%) ReSharper
7 7 (0.82%) TeamCity
8 6 (0.70%) Subversion
9 4 (0.47%) MSI
10 3 (0.35%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.35%) CruiseControl
10 3 (0.35%) Hudson
10 3 (0.35%) Jasmine
10 3 (0.35%) Karma Test Runner
10 3 (0.35%) MSBuild
10 3 (0.35%) NUnit
10 3 (0.35%) SonarQube
11 2 (0.23%) SpecFlow
General
1 92 (10.74%) Finance
2 46 (5.37%) Public Sector
3 28 (3.27%) Banking
4 24 (2.80%) Telecoms
5 18 (2.10%) Manufacturing
6 16 (1.87%) Marketing
7 15 (1.75%) Electronics
7 15 (1.75%) Law
8 10 (1.17%) Legal
8 10 (1.17%) Retail
9 5 (0.58%) Advertising
10 4 (0.47%) Publishing
11 3 (0.35%) Back Office
11 3 (0.35%) Billing
11 3 (0.35%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.23%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.12%) Automotive
13 1 (0.12%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 188 (21.94%) Architect
2 140 (16.34%) Azure Engineer
3 121 (14.12%) Consultant
4 82 (9.57%) Developer
5 70 (8.17%) Azure Architect
6 56 (6.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 48 (5.60%) Cloud Engineer
8 43 (5.02%) Office 365 Engineer
9 40 (4.67%) Azure Developer
10 37 (4.32%) Administrator
10 37 (4.32%) Technical Architect
11 36 (4.20%) .NET Developer
11 36 (4.20%) Azure DevOps
12 35 (4.08%) Azure Consultant
12 35 (4.08%) Cloud Architect
13 34 (3.97%) Support Engineer
14 33 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
15 31 (3.62%) DevOps Engineer
16 28 (3.27%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
17 27 (3.15%) Azure DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (12.14%) .NET
2 61 (7.12%) JSON
3 57 (6.65%) Web Services
4 47 (5.48%) OAuth
5 44 (5.13%) .NET Core
6 43 (5.02%) XML
7 40 (4.67%) OpenID
8 39 (4.55%) REST
9 38 (4.43%) AngularJS
10 33 (3.85%) .NET Framework
11 28 (3.27%) ASP.NET Web API
12 27 (3.15%) SAML
13 26 (3.03%) LDAP
13 26 (3.03%) React
14 25 (2.92%) Node.js
15 24 (2.80%) ASP.NET
15 24 (2.80%) Entity Framework
16 20 (2.33%) SOAP
17 18 (2.10%) RESTful
18 16 (1.87%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 73 (8.52%) Enterprise Software
2 50 (5.83%) Public Cloud
3 39 (4.55%) PKI
4 34 (3.97%) Data Centre
5 25 (2.92%) Replication
6 24 (2.80%) Mobile App
7 23 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
8 18 (2.10%) Linux Command Line
9 15 (1.75%) Management Information System
10 14 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
10 14 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
11 13 (1.52%) Private Cloud
12 11 (1.28%) Social Media
13 10 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
14 9 (1.05%) Cloud Native
14 9 (1.05%) Clustering
14 9 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
15 8 (0.93%) Virtual Team
16 7 (0.82%) Smartcard
16 7 (0.82%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 391 (45.62%) Windows
2 151 (17.62%) Windows 10
3 129 (15.05%) Windows Server
4 72 (8.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 63 (7.35%) Linux
6 47 (5.48%) Windows 7
7 42 (4.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 40 (4.67%) Android
9 32 (3.73%) Apple iOS
10 21 (2.45%) Unix
11 19 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 14 (1.63%) Windows Mobile
13 11 (1.28%) VMS
14 10 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (0.93%) Windows 2000
16 6 (0.70%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.70%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.47%) Windows 8
18 3 (0.35%) AIX
18 3 (0.35%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (21.94%) Migration
2 164 (19.14%) DevOps
3 108 (12.60%) Identity Access Management
4 86 (10.04%) Agile Software Development
5 74 (8.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 60 (7.00%) Identity Management
7 56 (6.53%) Stakeholder Management
8 51 (5.95%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 49 (5.72%) Infrastructure as Code
10 48 (5.60%) Microservices
11 45 (5.25%) ITIL
12 42 (4.90%) Analytics
12 42 (4.90%) Continuous Integration
13 41 (4.78%) Disaster Recovery
14 39 (4.55%) B2C
14 39 (4.55%) Problem-Solving
15 35 (4.08%) Business Intelligence
16 33 (3.85%) CRM
17 32 (3.73%) Computer Science
18 31 (3.62%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 237 (27.65%) PowerShell
2 166 (19.37%) SQL
3 89 (10.39%) C#
4 33 (3.85%) Java
5 30 (3.50%) JavaScript
6 29 (3.38%) T-SQL
7 27 (3.15%) Bash Shell
8 14 (1.63%) VB
9 12 (1.40%) Python
10 10 (1.17%) VBScript
11 9 (1.05%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.70%) Ruby
13 5 (0.58%) C
13 5 (0.58%) C++
14 3 (0.35%) Go
14 3 (0.35%) Perl
15 2 (0.23%) TypeScript
16 1 (0.12%) Groovy
16 1 (0.12%) PHP
16 1 (0.12%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 85 (9.92%) Security Cleared
2 76 (8.87%) SC Cleared
3 55 (6.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 45 (5.25%) Degree
5 33 (3.85%) MCSE
6 20 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
7 16 (1.87%) MCSA
8 14 (1.63%) MCP
9 11 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
10 9 (1.05%) MCITP
11 6 (0.70%) CISSP
12 5 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.47%) CCNA
13 4 (0.47%) CISA
13 4 (0.47%) CISM
13 4 (0.47%) TOGAF Certification
14 3 (0.35%) DV Cleared
14 3 (0.35%) GCFA
14 3 (0.35%) GCIH
14 3 (0.35%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.57%) SLA
2 13 (1.52%) QA
3 8 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (0.58%) GDPR
4 5 (0.58%) NIST
5 4 (0.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 4 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.35%) NCSC
7 2 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.23%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 758 (88.45%) Active Directory
2 77 (8.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (6.42%) Hyper-V
4 46 (5.37%) Docker
5 37 (4.32%) Virtual Machines
6 28 (3.27%) vSphere
7 23 (2.68%) VMware ESXi
8 18 (2.10%) XenApp
9 17 (1.98%) XenDesktop
10 15 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
11 9 (1.05%) BitLocker
11 9 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.47%) LXC
13 2 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.12%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 1 (0.12%) KVM
14 1 (0.12%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Directory Server
14 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
14 1 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 190 (22.17%) Microsoft Intune
2 140 (16.34%) SCCM
3 106 (12.37%) Single Sign-On
4 50 (5.83%) Terraform
5 46 (5.37%) Kubernetes
6 35 (4.08%) SCOM
7 32 (3.73%) Ansible
8 18 (2.10%) AirWatch
9 16 (1.87%) Puppet
10 14 (1.63%) Jamf Pro
10 14 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
11 11 (1.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 11 (1.28%) MIIS
12 8 (0.93%) FortiGate
13 6 (0.70%) PingFederate
14 5 (0.58%) Istio
15 4 (0.47%) NetBackup
16 3 (0.35%) CA Single Sign-On
16 3 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
16 3 (0.35%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 468 (54.61%) Microsoft
2 116 (13.54%) VMware
3 54 (6.30%) Citrix
4 38 (4.43%) Cisco
5 26 (3.03%) Apple
6 24 (2.80%) Dell
6 24 (2.80%) Oracle
7 23 (2.68%) Zscaler
8 18 (2.10%) Samsung
9 17 (1.98%) Google
10 16 (1.87%) Xamarin
11 15 (1.75%) Red Hat
11 15 (1.75%) SAP
11 15 (1.75%) Splunk
12 12 (1.40%) CA
13 11 (1.28%) Polycom
14 10 (1.17%) Ivanti
14 10 (1.17%) NetApp
14 10 (1.17%) Proofpoint
15 9 (1.05%) Forcepoint