Period
to 8 August 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 8 August 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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 232 263 492
Rank change year-on-year +31 +229 +101
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 382 912 474
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.08% 1.00% 0.46%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.57% 3.52% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 649 315
Median daily rate £450 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £329 £289
90th Percentile £588 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £438 £430
% change year-on-year -2.86% +1.74% -1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% +25.00% +21.21%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.00 £17.30
% change year-on-year - +21.39% +4.85%

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 10,715 25,942 22,483
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.42% 28.46% 21.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,024 17,750 15,418
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.13%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £306
90th Percentile £680 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +3.33% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 243 384 331
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.88 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.96% +15.16% -
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.25 £11.75
90th Percentile £51.75 £70.00 £73.75
Median hourly rate £23.00 £21.76 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.70% +24.34% -

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 8 August 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 8 August 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 +16 313 £475 +2.15% 84
UK excluding London +52 188 £425 -2.86% 56
London +33 165 £500 - 27
Work from Home -8 66 £450 - 15
Scotland +82 48 £425 +6.25%
North of England +92 47 £425 -5.56% 16
South East +24 37 £488 +14.71% 15
North West +74 34 £419 -4.83% 5
Midlands +73 27 £550 +19.57% 8
West Midlands +52 22 £550 +16.96% 5
South West +39 16 £460 +2.22% 9
Yorkshire +56 12 £475 +5.56% 7
East of England +61 10 £413 -1.79% 9
East Midlands +49 5 - - 3
Wales +35 3 £360 -28.00%
North East +29 1 £350 +27.27% 4

For the 6 months to 8 August 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.

1 377 (98.69%) Azure
2 334 (87.43%) Active Directory
3 227 (59.42%) Microsoft
4 195 (51.05%) Office 365
5 164 (42.93%) Windows
6 103 (26.96%) Microsoft Intune
7 102 (26.70%) PowerShell
8 92 (24.08%) Migration
9 79 (20.68%) SharePoint
10 75 (19.63%) DevOps
11 66 (17.28%) SCCM
12 64 (16.75%) OneDrive
12 64 (16.75%) Windows 10
13 60 (15.71%) VMware
14 56 (14.66%) Windows Server
15 53 (13.87%) VMware Infrastructure
16 51 (13.35%) SQL
17 50 (13.09%) Finance
18 45 (11.78%) Analytical Skills
19 44 (11.52%) Skype
20 43 (11.26%) Power Platform
21 42 (10.99%) Agile Software Development
22 39 (10.21%) Change Management
22 39 (10.21%) MS Exchange
23 38 (9.95%) DNS
23 38 (9.95%) PaaS
23 38 (9.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 33 (8.64%) Single Sign-On
24 33 (8.64%) C#
25 32 (8.38%) 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 79 (20.68%) SharePoint
2 39 (10.21%) MS Exchange
3 29 (7.59%) Skype for Business
4 23 (6.02%) IBM Domino
5 22 (5.76%) Exchange Server 2013
6 21 (5.50%) IBM Notes
7 12 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (2.09%) Apache Spark
9 7 (1.83%) Confluence
10 6 (1.57%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.79%) Apache
11 3 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.52%) CMS
12 2 (0.52%) SAS
12 2 (0.52%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.52%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (3.66%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.83%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (1.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.79%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.26%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 377 (98.69%) Azure
2 195 (51.05%) Office 365
3 64 (16.75%) OneDrive
4 43 (11.26%) Power Platform
5 38 (9.95%) PaaS
6 32 (8.38%) PowerApps
7 28 (7.33%) AWS
8 25 (6.54%) IaaS
9 22 (5.76%) SaaS
9 22 (5.76%) Yammer
10 18 (4.71%) Serverless
11 16 (4.19%) Azure Functions
12 13 (3.40%) Azure Data Factory
13 12 (3.14%) Logic Apps
14 10 (2.62%) Cloud Computing
15 9 (2.36%) Mimecast
16 8 (2.09%) Amazon EC2
16 8 (2.09%) Amazon S3
17 7 (1.83%) Dynamics 365
18 6 (1.57%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 44 (11.52%) Skype
2 38 (9.95%) DNS
3 28 (7.33%) Firewall
3 28 (7.33%) VPN
4 23 (6.02%) DHCP
5 20 (5.24%) Wi-Fi
6 14 (3.66%) Network Security
7 12 (3.14%) VoIP
8 10 (2.62%) SAN
8 10 (2.62%) WAN
9 8 (2.09%) TCP/IP
10 6 (1.57%) Intranet
11 5 (1.31%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (1.31%) Kerberos
11 5 (1.31%) VLAN
12 4 (1.05%) DMZ
12 4 (1.05%) LAN
12 4 (1.05%) SMTP
13 3 (0.79%) Cisco Firepower
14 2 (0.52%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (8.38%) SQL Server
2 25 (6.54%) Cosmos DB
3 23 (6.02%) Azure SQL Database
4 16 (4.19%) Data Lake
4 16 (4.19%) Power BI
5 12 (3.14%) Amazon RDS
5 12 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (2.62%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 7 (1.83%) SAP HANA
8 5 (1.31%) Redis
9 4 (1.05%) MySQL
9 4 (1.05%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.79%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.79%) Parquet
11 2 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.52%) Big Data
11 2 (0.52%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.52%) OLAP
11 2 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.52%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 13 (3.40%) Visual Studio
2 8 (2.09%) JIRA
3 6 (1.57%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (0.79%) MSI
6 2 (0.52%) GitLab
6 2 (0.52%) Hudson
6 2 (0.52%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.26%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.26%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.26%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.26%) Selenium
7 1 (0.26%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.26%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 50 (13.09%) Finance
2 30 (7.85%) Public Sector
3 9 (2.36%) Manufacturing
3 9 (2.36%) Marketing
4 8 (2.09%) Retail
4 8 (2.09%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.57%) Banking
5 6 (1.57%) Electronics
6 5 (1.31%) German Language
6 5 (1.31%) Legal
7 4 (1.05%) Automotive
8 3 (0.79%) French Language
8 3 (0.79%) Local Government
8 3 (0.79%) Publishing
9 2 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.52%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.52%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 74 (19.37%) Architect
2 49 (12.83%) Consultant
3 42 (10.99%) Azure Engineer
4 40 (10.47%) Office 365 Engineer
5 39 (10.21%) Developer
6 33 (8.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 29 (7.59%) Azure Architect
8 28 (7.33%) Administrator
9 23 (6.02%) Exchange Administrator
10 21 (5.50%) Analyst
10 21 (5.50%) Office 365 Administrator
11 20 (5.24%) Solutions Architect
12 17 (4.45%) Infrastructure Architect
13 15 (3.93%) Active Directory Engineer
14 12 (3.14%) .NET Developer
14 12 (3.14%) Azure Consultant
14 12 (3.14%) Azure Developer
14 12 (3.14%) DevOps Engineer
15 11 (2.88%) Cloud Architect
16 10 (2.62%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (8.12%) .NET
2 18 (4.71%) SAML
3 17 (4.45%) LDAP
4 15 (3.93%) OpenID
5 14 (3.66%) Node.js
6 13 (3.40%) .NET Core
7 11 (2.88%) .NET Framework
7 11 (2.88%) OAuth
8 9 (2.36%) JSON
8 9 (2.36%) REST
9 8 (2.09%) ASP.NET Web API
9 8 (2.09%) Entity Framework
9 8 (2.09%) Kafka
9 8 (2.09%) XML
10 7 (1.83%) Middleware
11 6 (1.57%) React
12 5 (1.31%) ASP.NET
12 5 (1.31%) Express
12 5 (1.31%) Nunjucks
12 5 (1.31%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 45 (11.78%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.93%) PKI
3 14 (3.66%) Management Information System
3 14 (3.66%) Mobile App
4 12 (3.14%) Cloud Native
5 10 (2.62%) Data Centre
6 8 (2.09%) Clustering
6 8 (2.09%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.83%) Virtual Team
8 6 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (1.57%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.31%) Freedom of Information
10 4 (1.05%) iPhone
11 3 (0.79%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.79%) iPad
11 3 (0.79%) Social Media
11 3 (0.79%) User Experience
12 2 (0.52%) NHS
12 2 (0.52%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 164 (42.93%) Windows
2 64 (16.75%) Windows 10
3 56 (14.66%) Windows Server
4 32 (8.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (6.81%) Windows Server 2016
6 25 (6.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (4.45%) Windows Server 2019
8 15 (3.93%) Windows Mobile
9 14 (3.66%) Linux
10 11 (2.88%) Apple iOS
11 10 (2.62%) Android
11 10 (2.62%) Unix
12 9 (2.36%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (1.57%) Debian
14 6 (1.57%) Ubuntu
15 5 (1.31%) Windows 7
16 3 (0.79%) VMS
17 2 (0.52%) AIX
18 1 (0.26%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (24.08%) Migration
2 75 (19.63%) DevOps
3 42 (10.99%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (10.21%) Change Management
5 38 (9.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 32 (8.38%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 29 (7.59%) ITIL
8 27 (7.07%) Identity Access Management
9 25 (6.54%) Configuration Management
9 25 (6.54%) Identity Management
10 24 (6.28%) Project Management
11 23 (6.02%) Business Intelligence
11 23 (6.02%) Information Security
11 23 (6.02%) Problem-Solving
12 22 (5.76%) Analytics
13 21 (5.50%) B2C
14 20 (5.24%) Release Management
15 19 (4.97%) Stakeholder Management
16 18 (4.71%) Cybersecurity
16 18 (4.71%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 102 (26.70%) PowerShell
2 51 (13.35%) SQL
3 33 (8.64%) C#
4 22 (5.76%) Java
5 15 (3.93%) JavaScript
6 13 (3.40%) T-SQL
7 12 (3.14%) Python
8 9 (2.36%) Bash Shell
9 7 (1.83%) Perl
10 6 (1.57%) PHP
11 3 (0.79%) R
11 3 (0.79%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.52%) C
13 1 (0.26%) C++
13 1 (0.26%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.26%) Ruby
13 1 (0.26%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (7.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (6.54%) Security Cleared
3 17 (4.45%) SC Cleared
4 16 (4.19%) MCSA
5 13 (3.40%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (2.62%) Degree
7 7 (1.83%) CISSP
7 7 (1.83%) MCSE
8 6 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (1.57%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.05%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 4 (1.05%) CCNA
9 4 (1.05%) CCNP
9 4 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.79%) CISM
10 3 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.79%) MCITP
10 3 (0.79%) MCP
11 2 (0.52%) CISA
11 2 (0.52%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 9 (2.36%) QA
2 7 (1.83%) GDPR
3 6 (1.57%) SLA
4 3 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.52%) ISO 22301
5 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.52%) PMO
6 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 334 (87.43%) Active Directory
2 53 (13.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.40%) Docker
3 13 (3.40%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (2.88%) Hyper-V
5 10 (2.62%) XenApp
6 8 (2.09%) Virtual Desktop
7 7 (1.83%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (1.31%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.52%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 2 (0.52%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.26%) UAG
10 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 103 (26.96%) Microsoft Intune
2 66 (17.28%) SCCM
3 33 (8.64%) Single Sign-On
4 20 (5.24%) Terraform
5 14 (3.66%) Kubernetes
6 10 (2.62%) Ansible
7 8 (2.09%) SCOM
7 8 (2.09%) vMotion
8 5 (1.31%) AirWatch
9 4 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (1.05%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 4 (1.05%) WSUS
10 3 (0.79%) CASB
10 3 (0.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 3 (0.79%) HP ALM
10 3 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.52%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.52%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (0.52%) Jamf Pro
12 1 (0.26%) Nessus
Vendors
1 227 (59.42%) Microsoft
2 60 (15.71%) VMware
3 26 (6.81%) Citrix
3 26 (6.81%) IBM
4 23 (6.02%) Cisco
4 23 (6.02%) Oracle
5 17 (4.45%) McAfee
6 14 (3.66%) SAP
7 10 (2.62%) HP
8 9 (2.36%) Red Hat
8 9 (2.36%) Samsung
9 8 (2.09%) Databricks
9 8 (2.09%) MuleSoft
9 8 (2.09%) Okta
9 8 (2.09%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (2.09%) ServiceNow
9 8 (2.09%) Symantec
10 6 (1.57%) Cloudera
10 6 (1.57%) NetApp
10 6 (1.57%) Siebel