Period
to 24 April 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 283 522 625
Rank change year-on-year +239 +103 +92
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 878 381 212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.92% 0.38% 0.23%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.53% 1.92% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 235 127
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £331 £309 £270
90th Percentile £622 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £450 £475
% change year-on-year -3.33% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year -15.00% - -

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 24,877 19,857 12,004
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.16% 19.65% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,085 13,534 8,360
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +0.56%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £281
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 287 272 149
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -19.10%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £64.65 £50.00 £50.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +2.94% - -

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 24 April 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 24 April 2019.

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 24 April 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 +243 829 £450 -5.26% 40
UK excluding London +197 488 £435 -3.33% 27
London +165 367 £500 - 14
South East +155 238 £425 -3.41% 4
North of England +74 85 £450 -5.26% 3
South West +28 76 £425 -2.86% 7
North West +30 44 £450 -5.26%
Midlands +28 43 £450 +13.92% 7
West Midlands +4 30 £450 +13.92% 7
Scotland +7 28 £475 +2.70%
North East +28 21 £500 +25.00%
Yorkshire +15 20 £450 +28.57% 3
East of England +13 15 £525 +5.00% 5
East Midlands +15 10 £419 +8.06%
Wales -6 2 £350 +16.67%
Northern Ireland - 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 868 (98.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 763 (86.90%) Active Directory
3 513 (58.43%) Microsoft
4 351 (39.98%) Office 365
5 348 (39.64%) Windows
6 333 (37.93%) PowerShell
7 223 (25.40%) Migration
8 177 (20.16%) SQL
9 165 (18.79%) DevOps
10 161 (18.34%) Windows Server
11 146 (16.63%) SCCM
12 136 (15.49%) Microsoft Intune
13 129 (14.69%) PaaS
14 128 (14.58%) IaaS
15 123 (14.01%) Windows 10
16 118 (13.44%) SharePoint
17 117 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 115 (13.10%) C#
19 110 (12.53%) SQL Server
20 108 (12.30%) DNS
20 108 (12.30%) Agile Software Development
21 105 (11.96%) VMware
22 104 (11.85%) .NET
23 96 (10.93%) Azure SQL Database
24 92 (10.48%) Finance
25 91 (10.36%) Amazon AWS
26 84 (9.57%) Firewall
26 84 (9.57%) Skype
27 79 (9.00%) Identity Management
28 76 (8.66%) Analytics

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
1 118 (13.44%) SharePoint
2 74 (8.43%) Skype for Business
3 63 (7.18%) MS Exchange
4 28 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 26 (2.96%) Confluence
5 26 (2.96%) IIS
6 22 (2.51%) CMS
7 21 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2013
8 13 (1.48%) Apache
9 7 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.46%) IBM Domino
10 4 (0.46%) SAS
11 3 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.34%) K2 blackpearl
11 3 (0.34%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.23%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.23%) Site Server
13 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 52 (5.92%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.34%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 57 (6.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.23%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 868 (98.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 351 (39.98%) Office 365
3 129 (14.69%) PaaS
4 128 (14.58%) IaaS
5 91 (10.36%) Amazon AWS
6 70 (7.97%) SaaS
7 66 (7.52%) OneDrive
8 53 (6.04%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 48 (5.47%) Serverless
10 36 (4.10%) Azure Functions
11 28 (3.19%) Dynamics 365
12 22 (2.51%) Azure Data Factory
13 20 (2.28%) Google Analytics
14 14 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
14 14 (1.59%) Yammer
15 7 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
15 7 (0.80%) Boomi
15 7 (0.80%) Data Lake Analytics
15 7 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
16 6 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 108 (12.30%) DNS
2 84 (9.57%) Firewall
2 84 (9.57%) Skype
3 70 (7.97%) DHCP
4 46 (5.24%) VPN
5 35 (3.99%) TCP/IP
6 32 (3.64%) SAN
7 28 (3.19%) VLAN
8 19 (2.16%) Network Security
9 17 (1.94%) Internet
10 16 (1.82%) NetScaler
11 14 (1.59%) iSCSI
11 14 (1.59%) SMTP
12 13 (1.48%) Fibre Channel
13 11 (1.25%) WAN
14 10 (1.14%) SNMP
14 10 (1.14%) SSL
15 9 (1.03%) Unified Communications
15 9 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
16 8 (0.91%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (12.53%) SQL Server
2 96 (10.93%) Azure SQL Database
3 39 (4.44%) Power BI
4 15 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (1.59%) Cosmos DB
5 14 (1.59%) MySQL
6 13 (1.48%) SQL Server 2016
7 12 (1.37%) Redis
7 12 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (1.37%) SQL Server 2014
8 11 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
9 10 (1.14%) Data Lake
9 10 (1.14%) MongoDB
10 8 (0.91%) Oracle Database
11 7 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (0.57%) Amazon Athena
12 5 (0.57%) Amazon Redshift
12 5 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.57%) HSQLDB
13 3 (0.34%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 54 (6.15%) Visual Studio Team System
2 45 (5.13%) Git (software)
3 32 (3.64%) Jenkins
4 31 (3.53%) Visual Studio
5 26 (2.96%) JIRA
6 14 (1.59%) NUnit
7 10 (1.14%) Jasmine
7 10 (1.14%) Karma Test Runner
7 10 (1.14%) MSBuild
8 8 (0.91%) MSI
9 7 (0.80%) GitLab
10 5 (0.57%) Cucumber
10 5 (0.57%) git-flow
10 5 (0.57%) JMeter
10 5 (0.57%) JUnit
10 5 (0.57%) Selenium
10 5 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (0.46%) Gerrit
11 4 (0.46%) Gradle
11 4 (0.46%) SpecFlow
General
1 92 (10.48%) Finance
2 26 (2.96%) Banking
3 20 (2.28%) Telecoms
4 14 (1.59%) Law
4 14 (1.59%) Manufacturing
5 12 (1.37%) Marketing
5 12 (1.37%) Retail
6 10 (1.14%) Electronics
7 8 (0.91%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.68%) Advertising
9 5 (0.57%) Legal
9 5 (0.57%) Publishing
10 4 (0.46%) Back Office
10 4 (0.46%) Billing
11 3 (0.34%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.34%) Local Government
11 3 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.23%) Games
13 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.11%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 165 (18.79%) Architect
2 148 (16.86%) Azure Engineer
3 128 (14.58%) Consultant
4 102 (11.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 96 (10.93%) Developer
6 64 (7.29%) Azure Consultant
7 63 (7.18%) Azure Architect
8 54 (6.15%) DevOps Engineer
9 52 (5.92%) Office 365 Engineer
10 46 (5.24%) Active Directory Engineer
11 45 (5.13%) Analyst
12 44 (5.01%) Azure DevOps
13 40 (4.56%) Solutions Architect
14 37 (4.21%) Active Directory Consultant
14 37 (4.21%) Azure DevOps Engineer
15 36 (4.10%) Azure Developer
16 32 (3.64%) Windows Engineer
17 29 (3.30%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
18 28 (3.19%) Technical Architect
19 27 (3.08%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (11.85%) .NET
2 43 (4.90%) JSON
2 43 (4.90%) RESTful
3 35 (3.99%) .NET Core
4 34 (3.87%) CSS
4 34 (3.87%) Web Services
5 32 (3.64%) HTML
6 31 (3.53%) ASP.NET Web API
7 29 (3.30%) LDAP
8 25 (2.85%) jQuery
9 24 (2.73%) SAML
10 20 (2.28%) .NET Framework
11 19 (2.16%) AngularJS
11 19 (2.16%) XML
12 17 (1.94%) WCF
13 15 (1.71%) HTML5
14 14 (1.59%) ADO
14 14 (1.59%) ASP.NET
14 14 (1.59%) Entity Framework
14 14 (1.59%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 60 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (6.04%) Hybrid Cloud
3 49 (5.58%) Public Cloud
4 44 (5.01%) Data Centre
5 27 (3.08%) PKI
5 27 (3.08%) Private Cloud
6 22 (2.51%) Clustering
7 20 (2.28%) User Experience
8 17 (1.94%) Cloud Native
8 17 (1.94%) Management Information System
9 16 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
9 16 (1.82%) Fat Client
9 16 (1.82%) Thin Client
10 10 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
11 9 (1.03%) Mobile App
12 8 (0.91%) Replication
13 7 (0.80%) Virtual Team
14 6 (0.68%) Fintech
15 5 (0.57%) Greenfield Project
16 4 (0.46%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 348 (39.64%) Windows
2 161 (18.34%) Windows Server
3 123 (14.01%) Windows 10
4 63 (7.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 62 (7.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 53 (6.04%) Linux
7 23 (2.62%) Android
8 21 (2.39%) Windows 7
9 16 (1.82%) Apple iOS
10 13 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (1.14%) CentOS
12 9 (1.03%) Unix
12 9 (1.03%) Windows 8
13 7 (0.80%) VMS
13 7 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
14 6 (0.68%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (0.57%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.34%) Solaris
17 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (25.40%) Migration
2 165 (18.79%) DevOps
3 117 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 108 (12.30%) Agile Software Development
5 79 (9.00%) Identity Management
6 76 (8.66%) Analytics
7 72 (8.20%) Disaster Recovery
8 65 (7.40%) CRM
9 63 (7.18%) Microservices
10 55 (6.26%) B2C
11 53 (6.04%) ITIL
12 49 (5.58%) Business Intelligence
12 49 (5.58%) Network Virtualisation
13 48 (5.47%) Problem-Solving
14 41 (4.67%) Technical Leadership
15 39 (4.44%) Identity Access Management
16 38 (4.33%) Scrum
17 32 (3.64%) Continuous Integration
17 32 (3.64%) High Availability
18 31 (3.53%) Application Packaging
Programming Languages
1 333 (37.93%) PowerShell
2 177 (20.16%) SQL
3 115 (13.10%) C#
4 42 (4.78%) JavaScript
5 22 (2.51%) Shell Script
6 19 (2.16%) Python
7 17 (1.94%) Java
8 16 (1.82%) T-SQL
9 10 (1.14%) TypeScript
10 9 (1.03%) Bash Shell
10 9 (1.03%) Perl
11 8 (0.91%) C
11 8 (0.91%) PL/SQL
11 8 (0.91%) VB
12 4 (0.46%) Groovy
12 4 (0.46%) Ruby
12 4 (0.46%) U-SQL
13 2 (0.23%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.23%) VBScript
14 1 (0.11%) XPath
Qualifications
1 74 (8.43%) Security Cleared
2 65 (7.40%) SC Cleared
3 38 (4.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (3.08%) MCSE
5 26 (2.96%) Degree
6 17 (1.94%) MCSA
7 14 (1.59%) CISSP
8 9 (1.03%) MCP
9 8 (0.91%) MCITP
10 7 (0.80%) CCA
10 7 (0.80%) Citrix Certification
11 6 (0.68%) CISM
12 5 (0.57%) DV Cleared
13 4 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
13 4 (0.46%) CREST Certified
13 4 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.46%) MCTS
14 3 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.34%) CISMP
14 3 (0.34%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.48%) QA
2 10 (1.14%) GDPR
3 6 (0.68%) SLA
4 5 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.34%) Government Security Classifications
5 3 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.23%) PMO
7 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.11%) PSD2
System Software
1 763 (86.90%) Active Directory
2 71 (8.09%) Hyper-V
3 68 (7.74%) Virtual Machines
4 58 (6.61%) VMware Infrastructure
5 49 (5.58%) Microsoft App-V
6 47 (5.35%) Docker
7 32 (3.64%) XenDesktop
8 30 (3.42%) VMware ESXi
9 28 (3.19%) XenApp
10 16 (1.82%) XenServer
11 12 (1.37%) Shibboleth
11 12 (1.37%) VMware NSX
12 11 (1.25%) vSphere
13 10 (1.14%) DFS Replication
14 7 (0.80%) BitLocker
15 4 (0.46%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
15 4 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
16 3 (0.34%) OpenAM
17 2 (0.23%) vCloud
17 2 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 146 (16.63%) SCCM
2 136 (15.49%) Microsoft Intune
3 68 (7.74%) Kubernetes
3 68 (7.74%) Single Sign-On
4 57 (6.49%) Terraform
5 38 (4.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 32 (3.64%) Ansible
7 23 (2.62%) SCOM
8 22 (2.51%) WSUS
9 18 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
9 18 (2.05%) Puppet
10 11 (1.25%) Nessus
11 6 (0.68%) FortiGate
11 6 (0.68%) Jamf Pro
11 6 (0.68%) SCVMM
12 4 (0.46%) NetBackup
12 4 (0.46%) SCSM
13 3 (0.34%) AirWatch
13 3 (0.34%) Nagios
13 3 (0.34%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 513 (58.43%) Microsoft
2 105 (11.96%) VMware
3 59 (6.72%) Citrix
4 39 (4.44%) Cisco
5 34 (3.87%) Oracle
6 33 (3.76%) Google
7 30 (3.42%) Dell
8 26 (2.96%) ServiceNow
9 24 (2.73%) Okta
10 21 (2.39%) McAfee
11 16 (1.82%) Proofpoint
11 16 (1.82%) SAP
12 15 (1.71%) IronPort
13 13 (1.48%) Zscaler
14 9 (1.03%) Sony
15 7 (0.80%) NetApp
15 7 (0.80%) Samsung
16 6 (0.68%) HP
16 6 (0.68%) Red Hat
17 5 (0.57%) Qualys