Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 396 541 629
Rank change year-on-year +145 +88 +244
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 619 355 283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.36% 0.27%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.72% 2.35% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 214 187
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £313 £213 £232
90th Percentile £625 £575 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £495
% change year-on-year +2.94% -14.14% +23.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 0
UK median hourly rate £25.50 £16.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.55% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.30 £16.50 -
% change year-on-year -7.27% - -

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 22,749 15,095 11,926
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.07% 15.34% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,659 10,384 8,236
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £300 £265 £275
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £448 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.29% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 324 221 186
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +9.45% -20.55%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.66
90th Percentile £62.06 £63.75 £56.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.28
% change year-on-year -5.41% +7.06% -26.07%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +126 590 £475 +5.56% 126
London +111 308 £475 +5.56% 45
UK excluding London +77 290 £438 +2.94% 83
South East +45 125 £438 +3.55% 31
North of England +11 59 £475 +5.56% 14
North West +15 48 £475 +15.15% 12
East of England +21 38 £438 -2.78% 6
South West +8 27 £450 +28.57% 5
Midlands -31 26 £438 -2.78% 25
West Midlands -19 16 £475 +5.56% 13
East Midlands -3 10 £388 +16.98% 12
Yorkshire -17 9 £375 -16.67% 2
Scotland -28 9 £425 -22.73% 2
Wales - 5 £400 -
North East -3 2 - -
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 615 (99.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 556 (89.82%) Active Directory
3 371 (59.94%) Microsoft
4 341 (55.09%) Office 365
5 297 (47.98%) Windows
6 210 (33.93%) PowerShell
7 164 (26.49%) Migration
8 123 (19.87%) Microsoft Intune
9 112 (18.09%) Windows 10
10 109 (17.61%) Windows Server
11 104 (16.80%) SQL
12 100 (16.16%) IaaS
13 99 (15.99%) SCCM
14 98 (15.83%) SharePoint
15 89 (14.38%) PaaS
16 82 (13.25%) VMware
17 80 (12.92%) Security Cleared
18 73 (11.79%) Analytics
19 72 (11.63%) SC Cleared
19 72 (11.63%) Finance
20 70 (11.31%) Identity Management
21 69 (11.15%) Skype
22 66 (10.66%) Skype for Business
23 63 (10.18%) VMware Infrastructure
23 63 (10.18%) Windows Server 2012
24 61 (9.85%) Agile Software Development
25 60 (9.69%) Citrix
25 60 (9.69%) DNS
26 59 (9.53%) Hyper-V
27 55 (8.89%) ITIL

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 98 (15.83%) SharePoint
2 66 (10.66%) Skype for Business
3 41 (6.62%) MS Exchange
4 22 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (3.39%) SharePoint 2010
6 11 (1.78%) IIS
7 4 (0.65%) Apache Solr
7 4 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.65%) Totara
8 3 (0.48%) Apache
8 3 (0.48%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.32%) CMS
9 2 (0.32%) Confluence
9 2 (0.32%) IBM Connections
9 2 (0.32%) nginx
9 2 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.16%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 37 (5.98%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (3.07%) InfoPath
3 5 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.48%) SAP BPC
3 3 (0.48%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 615 (99.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 341 (55.09%) Office 365
3 100 (16.16%) IaaS
4 89 (14.38%) PaaS
5 51 (8.24%) Amazon AWS
6 47 (7.59%) SaaS
7 32 (5.17%) Azure Functions
7 32 (5.17%) Serverless
8 26 (4.20%) OneDrive
9 24 (3.88%) Azure Data Factory
10 19 (3.07%) Dynamics 365
11 13 (2.10%) Mimecast
12 9 (1.45%) Yammer
13 5 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
14 4 (0.65%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.65%) Azure Machine Learning
14 4 (0.65%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
14 4 (0.65%) G Suite
14 4 (0.65%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 69 (11.15%) Skype
2 60 (9.69%) DNS
3 45 (7.27%) VPN
4 44 (7.11%) Firewall
5 38 (6.14%) DHCP
6 26 (4.20%) Internet
7 25 (4.04%) LAN
8 23 (3.72%) WAN
9 18 (2.91%) Network Security
10 15 (2.42%) SAN
10 15 (2.42%) SSL
11 14 (2.26%) Wireless
12 13 (2.10%) NetScaler
13 10 (1.62%) Intrusion Detection
13 10 (1.62%) Kerberos
13 10 (1.62%) TCP/IP
13 10 (1.62%) WLAN
14 9 (1.45%) iSCSI
15 8 (1.29%) Fibre Channel
15 8 (1.29%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (6.79%) Azure SQL Database
2 32 (5.17%) Power BI
3 29 (4.68%) SQL Server
4 15 (2.42%) Cosmos DB
5 11 (1.78%) Data Lake
6 9 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (1.29%) Big Data
7 8 (1.29%) SQL Server 2016
8 7 (1.13%) Spotfire
9 6 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
9 6 (0.97%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 6 (0.97%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (0.81%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.48%) Geospatial Data
11 3 (0.48%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.48%) Redis
12 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 2 (0.32%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 35 (5.65%) Visual Studio Team System
2 16 (2.58%) Visual Studio
3 15 (2.42%) Jenkins
4 12 (1.94%) Git (software)
5 7 (1.13%) JIRA
6 5 (0.81%) MSI
6 5 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.48%) AdminStudio
8 2 (0.32%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.32%) CF BOSH
8 2 (0.32%) Gerrit
8 2 (0.32%) GitLab
8 2 (0.32%) Gradle
9 1 (0.16%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.16%) JUnit
9 1 (0.16%) Metasploit
9 1 (0.16%) Mocha
9 1 (0.16%) Spock
9 1 (0.16%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 72 (11.63%) Finance
2 17 (2.75%) Banking
2 17 (2.75%) Telecoms
3 12 (1.94%) Marketing
4 9 (1.45%) Legal
4 9 (1.45%) Publishing
5 8 (1.29%) Manufacturing
6 5 (0.81%) Back Office
6 5 (0.81%) Electronics
7 4 (0.65%) Retail
8 3 (0.48%) French Language
8 3 (0.48%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.48%) Law
9 2 (0.32%) Digital Economy
9 2 (0.32%) Front Office
9 2 (0.32%) German Language
10 1 (0.16%) Billing
10 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.16%) Local Government
10 1 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 109 (17.61%) Consultant
2 108 (17.45%) Architect
3 68 (10.99%) Azure Engineer
4 60 (9.69%) Administrator
5 53 (8.56%) Developer
6 46 (7.43%) Azure Architect
7 42 (6.79%) Azure Consultant
8 40 (6.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 38 (6.14%) Analyst
10 36 (5.82%) Office 365 Administrator
11 33 (5.33%) Active Directory Engineer
11 33 (5.33%) Solutions Architect
12 25 (4.04%) Office 365 Engineer
13 23 (3.72%) Active Directory Consultant
13 23 (3.72%) Microsoft Consultant
14 22 (3.55%) Office 365 Consultant
15 21 (3.39%) Windows Engineer
16 20 (3.23%) Cloud Engineer
16 20 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
17 19 (3.07%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (6.30%) .NET
2 38 (6.14%) SAML
3 32 (5.17%) JSON
4 29 (4.68%) OAuth
5 27 (4.36%) jQuery
6 23 (3.72%) OpenID
7 18 (2.91%) REST
8 16 (2.58%) CSS
9 15 (2.42%) Web Services
10 11 (1.78%) HTML
11 10 (1.62%) LDAP
11 10 (1.62%) SOAP
12 9 (1.45%) ASP.NET
12 9 (1.45%) Node.js
13 8 (1.29%) RESTful
14 7 (1.13%) OAuth2
14 7 (1.13%) XML
15 6 (0.97%) Middleware
15 6 (0.97%) MSMQ
15 6 (0.97%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 49 (7.92%) Data Centre
2 39 (6.30%) PKI
3 31 (5.01%) Management Information System
4 29 (4.68%) User Experience
5 24 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (3.07%) Clustering
6 19 (3.07%) Mobile App
6 19 (3.07%) Self-Motivation
7 18 (2.91%) Public Cloud
8 17 (2.75%) Hybrid Cloud
9 14 (2.26%) Fat Client
9 14 (2.26%) Thin Client
10 11 (1.78%) Cloud Native
11 9 (1.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 8 (1.29%) Greenfield Project
13 7 (1.13%) Client/Server
13 7 (1.13%) Replication
14 6 (0.97%) BYOD
14 6 (0.97%) Computer Science
15 5 (0.81%) YubiKey
Operating Systems
1 297 (47.98%) Windows
2 112 (18.09%) Windows 10
3 109 (17.61%) Windows Server
4 63 (10.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 33 (5.33%) Windows 7
6 32 (5.17%) Linux
7 31 (5.01%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (1.45%) Windows 8
9 8 (1.29%) Android
10 7 (1.13%) Apple iOS
10 7 (1.13%) Mac OS
11 5 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.65%) Unix
12 4 (0.65%) VMS
12 4 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.32%) CentOS
13 2 (0.32%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.16%) AIX
14 1 (0.16%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (26.49%) Migration
2 73 (11.79%) Analytics
3 70 (11.31%) Identity Management
4 61 (9.85%) Agile Software Development
5 55 (8.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 55 (8.89%) ITIL
6 52 (8.40%) DevOps
6 52 (8.40%) Identity Access Management
7 35 (5.65%) Customer Requirements
8 31 (5.01%) Business Intelligence
8 31 (5.01%) Information Security
9 28 (4.52%) Runbook
10 27 (4.36%) CRM
11 26 (4.20%) MVC
12 24 (3.88%) Disaster Recovery
13 23 (3.72%) Project Management
13 23 (3.72%) SIEM
14 22 (3.55%) B2B
14 22 (3.55%) Deployment Automation
14 22 (3.55%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 210 (33.93%) PowerShell
2 104 (16.80%) SQL
3 54 (8.72%) C#
4 30 (4.85%) Python
5 28 (4.52%) JavaScript
5 28 (4.52%) Shell Script
6 22 (3.55%) VBScript
7 15 (2.42%) Java
8 12 (1.94%) U-SQL
9 8 (1.29%) Ruby
10 5 (0.81%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.48%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.48%) X++
12 2 (0.32%) Groovy
12 2 (0.32%) Perl
12 2 (0.32%) Scala
13 1 (0.16%) PHP
13 1 (0.16%) R
13 1 (0.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 80 (12.92%) Security Cleared
2 72 (11.63%) SC Cleared
3 51 (8.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 45 (7.27%) Degree
5 39 (6.30%) MCSE
6 22 (3.55%) MCITP
7 18 (2.91%) MCSA
8 14 (2.26%) CISSP
9 13 (2.10%) CISA
9 13 (2.10%) CISM
9 13 (2.10%) GCIH
10 12 (1.94%) GCFA
11 8 (1.29%) CCA
11 8 (1.29%) Citrix Certification
12 7 (1.13%) DV Cleared
13 6 (0.97%) DBS Check
14 5 (0.81%) MCP
15 4 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
15 4 (0.65%) CTC Cleared
15 4 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.45%) FedRAMP
1 9 (1.45%) HIPAA
1 9 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 7 (1.13%) SLA
3 6 (0.97%) Government Security Classifications
4 5 (0.81%) QA
5 4 (0.65%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.32%) PSD2
7 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 556 (89.82%) Active Directory
2 63 (10.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (9.53%) Hyper-V
4 30 (4.85%) Virtual Machines
5 26 (4.20%) Docker
6 22 (3.55%) Microsoft App-V
7 20 (3.23%) XenApp
8 19 (3.07%) XenDesktop
9 17 (2.75%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (1.78%) BitLocker
11 9 (1.45%) DFS Replication
12 8 (1.29%) XenServer
13 4 (0.65%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
14 3 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
15 2 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 2 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.32%) vSphere
16 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
16 1 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 123 (19.87%) Microsoft Intune
2 99 (15.99%) SCCM
3 51 (8.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 38 (6.14%) Single Sign-On
5 27 (4.36%) SCOM
6 24 (3.88%) AirWatch
7 21 (3.39%) CASB
7 21 (3.39%) Kubernetes
8 20 (3.23%) XenMobile
9 17 (2.75%) Terraform
10 16 (2.58%) WSUS
11 12 (1.94%) Puppet
12 11 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
13 9 (1.45%) Ansible
14 8 (1.29%) WMI
15 7 (1.13%) FortiGate
15 7 (1.13%) PingFederate
16 6 (0.97%) vCenter Server
17 3 (0.48%) CSIRT
17 3 (0.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 371 (59.94%) Microsoft
2 82 (13.25%) VMware
3 60 (9.69%) Citrix
4 23 (3.72%) Cisco
5 21 (3.39%) Dell
6 18 (2.91%) Oracle
7 16 (2.58%) McAfee
8 15 (2.42%) Nintex
8 15 (2.42%) Okta
9 13 (2.10%) Ivanti
10 12 (1.94%) Darktrace
10 12 (1.94%) HP
10 12 (1.94%) Thycotic
11 10 (1.62%) CheckPoint
11 10 (1.62%) ServiceNow
12 9 (1.45%) SAP
13 8 (1.29%) Google
14 7 (1.13%) Symantec
15 6 (0.97%) Clearswift
15 6 (0.97%) Nokia