Period
to 22 October 2020

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 22 October 2020 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
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 235 266 394
Rank change year-on-year +31 +128 +149
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 347 847 658
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.09% 1.00% 0.64%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.46% 3.45% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 616 471
Median daily rate £450 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £313 £316 £313
90th Percentile £591 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £468 £438
% change year-on-year -14.53% +6.97% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
Median hourly rate - £80.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +400.00% -3.03%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £80.00 £16.00
% 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 10,019 24,540 24,014
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.51% 28.92% 23.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,536 16,815 16,557
Median daily rate £500 £495 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +3.26%
10th Percentile £310 £291 £303
90th Percentile £675 £656 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 411 334
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% +22.86% -12.50%
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £73.75 £59.25
Median hourly rate £22.91 £21.88 £17.50
% change year-on-year +4.71% +25.03% -5.41%

Azure Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Azure Active Directory as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Azure Active Directory in the UK

Azure Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Azure Active Directory.

Daily rate trend for Azure Active Directory in the UK

Azure Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure Active Directory over the 6 months to 22 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Azure Active Directory in the UK

Azure Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Azure Active Directory.

Hourly rate trend 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 22 October 2020. 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 +29 291 £469 -1.32% 116
London +54 164 £500 - 39
UK excluding London +24 133 £400 -14.53% 81
Work from Home -47 97 £425 -5.56% 19
North of England +76 45 £350 -22.22% 25
South East +37 38 £438 -7.89% 20
North West +89 35 £363 -9.38% 15
South West +73 16 £388 -24.39% 7
Scotland +62 15 £400 - 1
Midlands +48 12 £550 +18.28% 15
West Midlands +35 9 £550 +17.52% 7
Yorkshire +37 8 £400 -27.27% 6
Wales +39 5 £400 -24.53% 2
East Midlands +44 3 - - 8
East of England +68 2 £400 - 10
North East +34 2 £325 -53.57% 4

For the 6 months to 22 October 2020, 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.

1 343 (98.85%) Azure
2 300 (86.46%) Active Directory
3 229 (65.99%) Microsoft
4 159 (45.82%) Office 365
5 153 (44.09%) Windows
6 93 (26.80%) PowerShell
7 84 (24.21%) DevOps
8 83 (23.92%) Microsoft Intune
8 83 (23.92%) Migration
9 68 (19.60%) Windows Server
10 65 (18.73%) VMware
11 61 (17.58%) SharePoint
12 59 (17.00%) Agile Software Development
13 55 (15.85%) VMware Infrastructure
14 53 (15.27%) Finance
15 52 (14.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 50 (14.41%) SQL
17 49 (14.12%) SCCM
18 47 (13.54%) Multi-Factor Authentication
18 47 (13.54%) Windows 10
19 45 (12.97%) OneDrive
20 41 (11.82%) SQL Server
21 38 (10.95%) PaaS
21 38 (10.95%) Single Sign-On
22 37 (10.66%) Identity Access Management
22 37 (10.66%) Firewall
23 36 (10.37%) Identity Management
23 36 (10.37%) DNS
24 35 (10.09%) Skype
25 34 (9.80%) Security Cleared

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 61 (17.58%) SharePoint
2 26 (7.49%) MS Exchange
3 21 (6.05%) Skype for Business
4 14 (4.03%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (2.02%) Confluence
7 5 (1.44%) Apache Spark
7 5 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (1.44%) IIS
8 4 (1.15%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.58%) CMS
9 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.58%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.58%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.58%) SAS
10 1 (0.29%) JBoss
10 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 15 (4.32%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.59%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.73%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.29%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 343 (98.85%) Azure
2 159 (45.82%) Office 365
3 45 (12.97%) OneDrive
4 38 (10.95%) PaaS
5 28 (8.07%) IaaS
6 25 (7.20%) AWS
6 25 (7.20%) SaaS
7 19 (5.48%) Power Platform
8 14 (4.03%) Azure Data Factory
9 11 (3.17%) Yammer
10 10 (2.88%) Logic Apps
10 10 (2.88%) Serverless
11 9 (2.59%) Azure Functions
11 9 (2.59%) Power Automate
12 8 (2.31%) Dynamics 365
13 7 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
14 6 (1.73%) Amazon S3
14 6 (1.73%) AWS CloudFormation
14 6 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
14 6 (1.73%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 37 (10.66%) Firewall
2 36 (10.37%) DNS
3 35 (10.09%) Skype
4 33 (9.51%) VPN
5 18 (5.19%) WAN
6 17 (4.90%) Wi-Fi
7 16 (4.61%) Network Security
8 14 (4.03%) DHCP
8 14 (4.03%) SAN
9 13 (3.75%) VoIP
10 11 (3.17%) LAN
11 6 (1.73%) SSL
12 5 (1.44%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (1.44%) DMZ
12 5 (1.44%) Internet
12 5 (1.44%) VSAN
12 5 (1.44%) Wireless
13 4 (1.15%) Remote Desktop
13 4 (1.15%) TCP/IP
14 3 (0.86%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (11.82%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.05%) Azure SQL Database
2 21 (6.05%) Cosmos DB
3 13 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (3.75%) Power BI
4 12 (3.46%) Data Lake
5 10 (2.88%) Amazon RDS
5 10 (2.88%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.02%) Redis
7 6 (1.73%) SAP HANA
8 4 (1.15%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.86%) Parquet
9 3 (0.86%) PolyBase
9 3 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.58%) OLAP
10 2 (0.58%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.58%) Snowflake Schema
10 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.29%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (2.31%) Visual Studio
2 7 (2.02%) JIRA
3 6 (1.73%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.15%) Hudson
4 4 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (0.86%) GitLab
5 3 (0.86%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.86%) MSI
6 2 (0.58%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.29%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 53 (15.27%) Finance
2 28 (8.07%) Public Sector
3 11 (3.17%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.88%) Banking
5 9 (2.59%) Legal
6 8 (2.31%) Manufacturing
6 8 (2.31%) Marketing
7 6 (1.73%) Electronics
8 5 (1.44%) Back Office
8 5 (1.44%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.44%) German Language
8 5 (1.44%) Local Government
8 5 (1.44%) Retail
9 2 (0.58%) Automotive
9 2 (0.58%) French Language
9 2 (0.58%) Front Office
9 2 (0.58%) Publishing
10 1 (0.29%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 78 (22.48%) Architect
2 47 (13.54%) Azure Engineer
3 46 (13.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 45 (12.97%) Consultant
5 31 (8.93%) Azure Architect
6 28 (8.07%) Office 365 Engineer
7 22 (6.34%) Developer
8 21 (6.05%) Solutions Architect
9 18 (5.19%) Active Directory Engineer
9 18 (5.19%) Infrastructure Architect
10 14 (4.03%) Administrator
10 14 (4.03%) DevOps Engineer
11 13 (3.75%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
11 13 (3.75%) Cloud Architect
12 12 (3.46%) Security Engineer
13 11 (3.17%) Active Directory Architect
13 11 (3.17%) Analyst
14 10 (2.88%) Azure Consultant
14 10 (2.88%) Azure Developer
14 10 (2.88%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (7.20%) SAML
2 20 (5.76%) .NET
3 14 (4.03%) Node.js
4 12 (3.46%) OAuth
5 9 (2.59%) JSON
5 9 (2.59%) OpenID
6 8 (2.31%) XML
7 7 (2.02%) .NET Core
8 6 (1.73%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (1.73%) Entity Framework
8 6 (1.73%) Express
8 6 (1.73%) LDAP
8 6 (1.73%) OAuth2
9 5 (1.44%) Kafka
9 5 (1.44%) Nunjucks
9 5 (1.44%) REST
9 5 (1.44%) SignalR
10 4 (1.15%) .NET Framework
10 4 (1.15%) React
10 4 (1.15%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.61%) Management Information System
3 12 (3.46%) Data Centre
4 11 (3.17%) Smartcard
5 10 (2.88%) PKI
5 10 (2.88%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (2.59%) Cloud Native
7 8 (2.31%) Mobile App
7 8 (2.31%) Public Cloud
8 6 (1.73%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (1.73%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.86%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (0.86%) iPhone
9 3 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (0.86%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.86%) User Experience
10 2 (0.58%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.58%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 153 (44.09%) Windows
2 68 (19.60%) Windows Server
3 47 (13.54%) Windows 10
4 24 (6.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (6.05%) Linux
6 19 (5.48%) Windows Server 2016
7 17 (4.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (2.88%) Apple iOS
8 10 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (2.88%) Windows Mobile
9 9 (2.59%) Ubuntu
9 9 (2.59%) Windows Server 2019
10 8 (2.31%) Windows 7
11 7 (2.02%) Android
11 7 (2.02%) Unix
12 6 (1.73%) VMS
13 5 (1.44%) CentOS
14 4 (1.15%) Debian
14 4 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.29%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (24.21%) DevOps
2 83 (23.92%) Migration
3 59 (17.00%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (14.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 47 (13.54%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 37 (10.66%) Identity Access Management
7 36 (10.37%) Identity Management
8 29 (8.36%) ITIL
9 22 (6.34%) Microservices
10 21 (6.05%) Business Intelligence
10 21 (6.05%) Cybersecurity
11 20 (5.76%) Project Management
12 18 (5.19%) Change Management
12 18 (5.19%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (5.19%) Information Security
12 18 (5.19%) Stakeholder Management
13 17 (4.90%) Analytics
13 17 (4.90%) Scrum
14 16 (4.61%) Network Virtualisation
15 15 (4.32%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 93 (26.80%) PowerShell
2 50 (14.41%) SQL
3 24 (6.92%) C#
4 21 (6.05%) Java
5 12 (3.46%) Python
6 9 (2.59%) Bash Shell
6 9 (2.59%) T-SQL
7 8 (2.31%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.15%) Perl
8 4 (1.15%) PHP
8 4 (1.15%) VBScript
9 3 (0.86%) R
10 2 (0.58%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.29%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.29%) C
11 1 (0.29%) Ruby
11 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 34 (9.80%) Security Cleared
2 27 (7.78%) SC Cleared
3 18 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (3.46%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (3.17%) CISSP
6 9 (2.59%) MCSE
7 8 (2.31%) Degree
7 8 (2.31%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.44%) CCNP
8 5 (1.44%) MCSA
9 4 (1.15%) CCNA
9 4 (1.15%) CISM
10 3 (0.86%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 3 (0.86%) CISA
10 3 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.86%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (0.58%) CCIE
11 2 (0.58%) CEH
11 2 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.58%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.59%) SLA
2 8 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.73%) GDPR
3 6 (1.73%) QA
4 3 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.29%) NIST
5 1 (0.29%) NIST 800
5 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.29%) PMO
System Software
1 300 (86.46%) Active Directory
2 55 (15.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (4.03%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
3 14 (4.03%) Hyper-V
3 14 (4.03%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (3.46%) Docker
5 10 (2.88%) Virtual Desktop
5 10 (2.88%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (2.31%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (1.73%) XenApp
8 5 (1.44%) VMware NSX
9 4 (1.15%) BitLocker
9 4 (1.15%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.58%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.29%) HDFS
11 1 (0.29%) LXC
11 1 (0.29%) UAG
11 1 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 83 (23.92%) Microsoft Intune
2 49 (14.12%) SCCM
3 38 (10.95%) Single Sign-On
4 26 (7.49%) Terraform
5 16 (4.61%) SCOM
6 13 (3.75%) Kubernetes
7 7 (2.02%) Ansible
7 7 (2.02%) WSUS
8 4 (1.15%) Nessus
8 4 (1.15%) PowerCLI
8 4 (1.15%) SCDPM
9 3 (0.86%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.86%) EMC VPLEX
9 3 (0.86%) FortiGate
9 3 (0.86%) HP ALM
9 3 (0.86%) Nagios
9 3 (0.86%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 3 (0.86%) Puppet
9 3 (0.86%) QRadar
10 2 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 229 (65.99%) Microsoft
2 65 (18.73%) VMware
3 32 (9.22%) Citrix
4 26 (7.49%) Cisco
5 16 (4.61%) HP
6 15 (4.32%) McAfee
7 14 (4.03%) Oracle
7 14 (4.03%) Palo Alto
8 13 (3.75%) SAP
9 11 (3.17%) Dell
10 10 (2.88%) SolarWinds
11 9 (2.59%) EMC
12 8 (2.31%) ServiceNow
13 7 (2.02%) Databricks
13 7 (2.02%) Okta
13 7 (2.02%) Red Hat
13 7 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
14 6 (1.73%) CA
15 5 (1.44%) MuleSoft
15 5 (1.44%) Samsung