Period
to 17 September 2021

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 17 September 2021 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
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 211 241 282
Rank change year-on-year +30 +41 +163
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 1,057 334 901
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.33% 1.11% 1.01%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.73% 3.52% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 773 217 618
10th Percentile £323 £313 £323
25th Percentile £413 £381 £380
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £465
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.23% +3.33%
75th Percentile £588 £550 £575
90th Percentile £650 £600 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 3
10th Percentile £18.43 " £54.30
25th Percentile £22.06 " £63.00
Median hourly rate £70.75 - £80.00
75th Percentile £78.81 " £82.50
90th Percentile £81.25 " "
UK excluding London median hourly rate £70.75 - £80.00

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 28,304 9,480 25,854
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.67% 31.45% 28.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,327 6,614 17,928
10th Percentile £330 £313 £300
25th Percentile £425 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £613 £600 £581
90th Percentile £700 £688 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £461 £450
% change year-on-year +3.04% +2.44% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 439 138 363
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.50 £13.00
25th Percentile £14.25 £16.25 £15.61
Median hourly rate £21.00 £20.92 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year +0.39% +2.04% +17.14%
75th Percentile £45.97 £40.00 £36.75
90th Percentile £65.51 £54.13 £59.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +14.29%

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 17 September 2021.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Azure Active Directory over the 6 months to 17 September 2021.

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 17 September 2021. 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 +46 804 £500 +4.71% 307
London -4 440 £525 +5.00% 95
Work from Home -58 358 £525 +16.67% 51
UK excluding London 0 337 £450 +5.88% 230
South East -13 102 £487 +8.22% 56
North of England -26 72 £450 +28.57% 65
Midlands -30 61 £488 -11.36% 41
South West -16 44 £498 +8.36% 20
North West -32 42 £500 +33.33% 34
Scotland -81 34 £450 +12.50% 12
West Midlands -39 32 £500 -4.76% 29
East Midlands -18 26 £425 -29.17% 12
Yorkshire -23 26 £375 -21.05% 19
East of England -27 18 £400 -5.88% 28
Wales -20 6 £300 -29.41% 8
North East -13 4 £331 +1.92% 12

For the 6 months to 17 September 2021, 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 1,047 (99.05%) Azure
2 870 (82.31%) Active Directory
3 597 (56.48%) Microsoft
4 511 (48.34%) Microsoft 365
5 426 (40.30%) Windows
6 327 (30.94%) PowerShell
7 267 (25.26%) DevOps
8 249 (23.56%) Microsoft Intune
9 211 (19.96%) Agile Software Development
10 201 (19.02%) Social Skills
11 194 (18.35%) SharePoint
12 191 (18.07%) Migration
13 184 (17.41%) Windows Server
14 171 (16.18%) SQL
15 151 (14.29%) Finance
16 148 (14.00%) Windows 10
17 143 (13.53%) DNS
18 141 (13.34%) AWS
19 136 (12.87%) VMware
20 135 (12.77%) SCCM
21 129 (12.20%) IaaS
22 122 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 121 (11.45%) Identity Access Management
24 120 (11.35%) PaaS
25 118 (11.16%) Firewall
26 112 (10.60%) Active Directory Federation Services
27 109 (10.31%) Power Platform
28 105 (9.93%) .NET
28 105 (9.93%) Single Sign-On
29 103 (9.74%) 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
1 194 (18.35%) SharePoint
2 52 (4.92%) MS Exchange
3 30 (2.84%) Confluence
4 23 (2.18%) Skype for Business
5 18 (1.70%) Apache Spark
6 12 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
7 11 (1.04%) Apache
8 10 (0.95%) IIS
9 9 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (0.66%) Apache Pig
10 7 (0.66%) nginx
10 7 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
11 6 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (0.47%) SAS
13 4 (0.38%) Office Communications Server
14 3 (0.28%) IBM Notes
15 2 (0.19%) Documentum
15 2 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
16 1 (0.095%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 57 (5.39%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.04%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.19%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.095%) Figma
Business Applications
1 20 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.51%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.95%) Sentinel
4 4 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.095%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.095%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.095%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1,047 (99.05%) Azure
2 511 (48.34%) Microsoft 365
3 141 (13.34%) AWS
4 129 (12.20%) IaaS
5 120 (11.35%) PaaS
6 109 (10.31%) Power Platform
7 94 (8.89%) SaaS
8 89 (8.42%) OneDrive
9 72 (6.81%) Serverless
10 65 (6.15%) PowerApps
11 59 (5.58%) Azure Key Vault
12 53 (5.01%) Azure Storage
13 43 (4.07%) Azure Data Factory
13 43 (4.07%) Azure Functions
14 42 (3.97%) Azure Service Bus
15 41 (3.88%) Power Automate
16 36 (3.41%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 35 (3.31%) Dynamics 365
18 32 (3.03%) Azure ExpressRoute
19 28 (2.65%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 143 (13.53%) DNS
2 118 (11.16%) Firewall
3 67 (6.34%) VPN
4 62 (5.87%) DHCP
5 35 (3.31%) Skype
6 34 (3.22%) WAN
7 28 (2.65%) Network Security
8 26 (2.46%) SAN
9 22 (2.08%) LAN
10 19 (1.80%) SMTP
11 18 (1.70%) TCP/IP
12 17 (1.61%) Internet
13 16 (1.51%) Wi-Fi
14 15 (1.42%) DKIM
14 15 (1.42%) DMARC
14 15 (1.42%) NetScaler
15 13 (1.23%) VLAN
16 11 (1.04%) IPsec
16 11 (1.04%) Unified Communications
16 11 (1.04%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (9.74%) SQL Server
2 66 (6.24%) Azure SQL Database
3 58 (5.49%) Power BI
4 49 (4.64%) Data Lake
5 25 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
6 21 (1.99%) Amazon RDS
7 18 (1.70%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 16 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 15 (1.42%) Big Data
9 15 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 13 (1.23%) MySQL
11 12 (1.14%) Relational Database
12 11 (1.04%) Hadoop
13 9 (0.85%) Metadata
13 9 (0.85%) MongoDB
13 9 (0.85%) Redis
13 9 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 8 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
14 8 (0.76%) HDInsight
14 8 (0.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 54 (5.11%) Git (software)
2 45 (4.26%) JIRA
3 31 (2.93%) Jenkins
4 23 (2.18%) Visual Studio
5 19 (1.80%) SonarQube
6 16 (1.51%) Bitbucket
7 10 (0.95%) Gatling
7 10 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
8 9 (0.85%) SpecFlow
9 7 (0.66%) MSI
9 7 (0.66%) Postman
9 7 (0.66%) TeamCity
10 6 (0.57%) Burp Suite
10 6 (0.57%) JMeter
10 6 (0.57%) JUnit
10 6 (0.57%) kappa
10 6 (0.57%) Mockito
10 6 (0.57%) SoapUI
10 6 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (0.47%) Cucumber
General
1 201 (19.02%) Social Skills
2 151 (14.29%) Finance
3 84 (7.95%) Public Sector
4 69 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (2.93%) Documentation Skills
6 26 (2.46%) Banking
7 25 (2.37%) Organisational Skills
8 22 (2.08%) Marketing
9 19 (1.80%) Telecoms
10 18 (1.70%) Manufacturing
11 17 (1.61%) Electronics
12 13 (1.23%) Influencing Skills
13 11 (1.04%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.85%) Digital Economy
15 8 (0.76%) Billing
15 8 (0.76%) Investment Banking
16 7 (0.66%) Legal
16 7 (0.66%) Local Government
16 7 (0.66%) Publishing
17 6 (0.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 229 (21.67%) Architect
2 178 (16.84%) Azure Engineer
3 114 (10.79%) Consultant
4 109 (10.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 92 (8.70%) Developer
6 67 (6.34%) Azure Architect
7 55 (5.20%) Cloud Engineer
8 50 (4.73%) Cloud Architect
8 50 (4.73%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
8 50 (4.73%) Solutions Architect
9 48 (4.54%) Microsoft 365 Architect
10 46 (4.35%) Analyst
11 45 (4.26%) DevOps Engineer
12 44 (4.16%) Microsoft 365 Consultant
13 41 (3.88%) Azure Consultant
14 35 (3.31%) Administrator
15 33 (3.12%) Support Engineer
16 32 (3.03%) Azure DevOps Engineer
17 31 (2.93%) Azure Developer
17 31 (2.93%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (9.93%) .NET
2 92 (8.70%) SAML
3 80 (7.57%) OAuth
4 57 (5.39%) OpenID
5 38 (3.60%) LDAP
6 37 (3.50%) .NET Framework
6 37 (3.50%) ARM Templates
7 36 (3.41%) AngularJS
7 36 (3.41%) ASP.NET
8 33 (3.12%) .NET Core
8 33 (3.12%) Entity Framework
8 33 (3.12%) REST
9 32 (3.03%) CSS
10 31 (2.93%) JSON
11 30 (2.84%) HTML
11 30 (2.84%) RESTful
12 29 (2.74%) Web Services
13 26 (2.46%) Kafka
13 26 (2.46%) React
14 24 (2.27%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 43 (4.07%) Data Centre
2 41 (3.88%) Greenfield Project
3 40 (3.78%) Cloud Native
4 33 (3.12%) PKI
5 30 (2.84%) Public Cloud
6 24 (2.27%) Management Information System
7 19 (1.80%) Data Protection Act
8 18 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
9 16 (1.51%) Hybrid Cloud
9 16 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
10 15 (1.42%) User Experience
11 14 (1.32%) Mobile App
12 13 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
12 13 (1.23%) Virtual Team
13 10 (0.95%) Replication
14 9 (0.85%) Data Structures
14 9 (0.85%) Legacy Applications
15 8 (0.76%) Driving Licence
15 8 (0.76%) NHS
15 8 (0.76%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 426 (40.30%) Windows
2 184 (17.41%) Windows Server
3 148 (14.00%) Windows 10
4 78 (7.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 74 (7.00%) Linux
6 61 (5.77%) Windows Server 2016
7 53 (5.01%) Windows Server 2019
8 44 (4.16%) Apple iOS
9 42 (3.97%) Android
10 33 (3.12%) Windows Server 2008
11 23 (2.18%) Windows 7
12 18 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 15 (1.42%) Mac OS
14 13 (1.23%) Unix
15 10 (0.95%) VMS
15 10 (0.95%) Windows Mobile
16 8 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
17 7 (0.66%) Ubuntu
18 6 (0.57%) Debian
19 3 (0.28%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 267 (25.26%) DevOps
2 211 (19.96%) Agile Software Development
3 191 (18.07%) Migration
4 122 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 121 (11.45%) Identity Access Management
6 91 (8.61%) Business Intelligence
7 83 (7.85%) Identity Management
8 76 (7.19%) Analytics
9 75 (7.10%) ITIL
10 66 (6.24%) Project Delivery
11 59 (5.58%) Scrum
12 58 (5.49%) B2C
13 56 (5.30%) Problem-Solving
14 55 (5.20%) Infrastructure as Code
15 51 (4.82%) Cybersecurity
16 50 (4.73%) Microservices
16 50 (4.73%) Multi-Factor Authentication
17 49 (4.64%) Continuous Integration
18 39 (3.69%) Information Security
18 39 (3.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 327 (30.94%) PowerShell
2 171 (16.18%) SQL
3 98 (9.27%) C#
4 73 (6.91%) JavaScript
5 67 (6.34%) Python
6 62 (5.87%) Java
7 33 (3.12%) Bash Shell
8 25 (2.37%) T-SQL
9 24 (2.27%) TypeScript
10 23 (2.18%) C
11 13 (1.23%) Perl
12 12 (1.14%) VB
13 7 (0.66%) PHP
14 6 (0.57%) Java 11
14 6 (0.57%) PL/SQL
14 6 (0.57%) Scala
15 5 (0.47%) Go
15 5 (0.47%) R
16 4 (0.38%) Ruby
17 3 (0.28%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 74 (7.00%) Security Cleared
2 64 (6.05%) SC Cleared
3 59 (5.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 48 (4.54%) Degree
5 18 (1.70%) MCSE
6 16 (1.51%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (1.23%) MCSA
8 12 (1.14%) CCNA
9 10 (0.95%) DBS Check
9 10 (0.95%) MCP
10 9 (0.85%) CISSP
11 8 (0.76%) CISM
11 8 (0.76%) TOGAF Certification
12 7 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (0.57%) ISTQB
13 6 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 6 (0.57%) MCITP
14 4 (0.38%) CCNP
14 4 (0.38%) MCTS
14 4 (0.38%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (3.60%) QA
2 29 (2.74%) GDPR
3 24 (2.27%) NIST
4 17 (1.61%) SLA
5 15 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (1.04%) NCSC
7 7 (0.66%) COBIT
7 7 (0.66%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 4 (0.38%) NIST 800
8 4 (0.38%) SOC 2
9 3 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.19%) PMO
10 2 (0.19%) PSD2
11 1 (0.095%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.095%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.095%) FISMA
11 1 (0.095%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.095%) GxP
System Software
1 870 (82.31%) Active Directory
2 92 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (7.10%) Virtual Desktop
4 55 (5.20%) Docker
5 53 (5.01%) Virtual Machines
6 47 (4.45%) Hyper-V
7 36 (3.41%) XenApp
8 31 (2.93%) XenDesktop
9 28 (2.65%) Microsoft App-V
9 28 (2.65%) VMware ESXi
10 26 (2.46%) OpenAM
11 9 (0.85%) BitLocker
11 9 (0.85%) vSphere
12 8 (0.76%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 4 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.28%) VMware NSX
15 2 (0.19%) HDFS
15 2 (0.19%) OpenDJ
15 2 (0.19%) Sendmail
15 2 (0.19%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 249 (23.56%) Microsoft Intune
2 135 (12.77%) SCCM
3 112 (10.60%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 105 (9.93%) Single Sign-On
5 102 (9.65%) Terraform
6 91 (8.61%) Kubernetes
7 60 (5.68%) Ansible
8 19 (1.80%) Puppet
8 19 (1.80%) vCenter Server
9 16 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
10 15 (1.42%) SCOM
11 14 (1.32%) FortiGate
12 11 (1.04%) Jamf Pro
13 9 (0.85%) SCVMM
14 5 (0.47%) AirWatch
14 5 (0.47%) Kibana
14 5 (0.47%) logstash
14 5 (0.47%) Netcool
14 5 (0.47%) PowerCLI
15 4 (0.38%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 597 (56.48%) Microsoft
2 136 (12.87%) VMware
3 90 (8.51%) Citrix
4 58 (5.49%) Oracle
5 54 (5.11%) SAP
6 47 (4.45%) Cisco
7 37 (3.50%) ForgeRock
8 35 (3.31%) Databricks
8 35 (3.31%) Okta
9 28 (2.65%) CyberArk
9 28 (2.65%) HP
10 21 (1.99%) Palo Alto
11 20 (1.89%) Apple
12 19 (1.80%) Google
12 19 (1.80%) Ivanti
13 18 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
14 16 (1.51%) NetApp
14 16 (1.51%) Red Hat
15 15 (1.42%) Atlassian
16 14 (1.32%) CheckPoint