Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 492 596 645
Rank change year-on-year +104 +49 +209
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 412 250 240
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.27% 0.23%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.02% 2.02% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 139 145
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.26% +4.44%
10th Percentile £299 £277 £325
90th Percentile £575 £565 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £450 £490
% change year-on-year -5.00% -8.16% +45.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
UK median hourly rate £17.30 £16.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.85% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.30 £16.50 -
% change year-on-year +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 20,426 12,390 9,651
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.38% 13.53% 9.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,917 8,534 6,720
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +10.43%
10th Percentile £306 £275 £288
90th Percentile £638 £619 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 174 154
UK median hourly rate £18.95 £19.00 £19.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.29% -2.83% -13.10%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.83 £11.69
90th Percentile £56.25 £58.50 £46.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year -2.86% +7.69% -18.75%

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 23 June 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
Top 14 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 23 June 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 +70 377 £450 - 65
UK excluding London +65 209 £428 -5.00% 44
London -5 196 £475 +18.75% 22
South East +6 75 £435 -13.00% 13
North of England -16 34 £475 +5.56% 9
North West -3 32 £475 +15.15% 4
Scotland -22 28 £425 +0.59% 2
East of England +14 26 £450 - 4
Midlands -12 23 £390 +1.96% 11
South West +26 20 £300 - 5
West Midlands -20 14 £395 +8.22% 4
East Midlands +6 9 £388 -8.82% 7
Wales - 3 £300 -
Yorkshire -21 2 - - 3

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 412 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 370 (89.81%) Active Directory
3 236 (57.28%) Office 365
4 221 (53.64%) Microsoft
5 212 (51.46%) Windows
6 118 (28.64%) Migration
6 118 (28.64%) PowerShell
7 93 (22.57%) Microsoft Intune
8 89 (21.60%) SCCM
9 88 (21.36%) Windows Server
10 80 (19.42%) Windows 10
11 71 (17.23%) Security Cleared
12 65 (15.78%) VMware
13 64 (15.53%) SC Cleared
14 58 (14.08%) SharePoint
15 54 (13.11%) Skype
16 52 (12.62%) DNS
17 51 (12.38%) IaaS
17 51 (12.38%) Skype for Business
18 49 (11.89%) SQL
19 48 (11.65%) PaaS
20 44 (10.68%) Identity Management
21 43 (10.44%) Amazon AWS
21 43 (10.44%) VMware Infrastructure
22 42 (10.19%) Firewall
23 41 (9.95%) Hyper-V
24 39 (9.47%) Microsoft Certification
25 38 (9.22%) Linux
26 35 (8.50%) Agile Software Development
27 34 (8.25%) Finance

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 58 (14.08%) SharePoint
2 51 (12.38%) Skype for Business
3 32 (7.77%) MS Exchange
4 16 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (2.43%) IIS
6 7 (1.70%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.46%) Confluence
8 5 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.73%) Apache
10 3 (0.73%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.73%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.49%) CMS
11 2 (0.49%) JBoss
11 2 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.49%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 25 (6.07%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.49%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.49%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 412 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 236 (57.28%) Office 365
3 51 (12.38%) IaaS
4 48 (11.65%) PaaS
5 43 (10.44%) Amazon AWS
6 25 (6.07%) OneDrive
7 24 (5.83%) SaaS
8 11 (2.67%) Azure Data Factory
8 11 (2.67%) Serverless
9 8 (1.94%) Yammer
10 6 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (1.21%) Dynamics 365
12 4 (0.97%) Azure Machine Learning
13 3 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.73%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.73%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (0.73%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
13 3 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.49%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 54 (13.11%) Skype
2 52 (12.62%) DNS
3 42 (10.19%) Firewall
4 30 (7.28%) VPN
5 27 (6.55%) DHCP
6 19 (4.61%) SAN
7 15 (3.64%) LAN
8 13 (3.16%) HTTP
8 13 (3.16%) Internet
8 13 (3.16%) VLAN
9 12 (2.91%) NetScaler
9 12 (2.91%) TCP/IP
9 12 (2.91%) WAN
10 11 (2.67%) Network Security
11 10 (2.43%) SMTP
12 9 (2.18%) Kerberos
13 8 (1.94%) Fibre Channel
13 8 (1.94%) iSCSI
13 8 (1.94%) Wireless
14 6 (1.46%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.10%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.13%) Azure SQL Database
3 12 (2.91%) Power BI
4 10 (2.43%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (2.18%) Big Data
6 8 (1.94%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (1.70%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (1.70%) MongoDB
7 7 (1.70%) NoSQL
8 6 (1.46%) Cosmos DB
9 5 (1.21%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.21%) Data Lake
9 5 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.97%) Blockchain
10 4 (0.97%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (0.73%) Amazon Redshift
11 3 (0.73%) Bigtable
11 3 (0.73%) Geospatial Data
11 3 (0.73%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 19 (4.61%) Git (software)
2 10 (2.43%) Jenkins
2 10 (2.43%) Visual Studio
3 9 (2.18%) JIRA
4 8 (1.94%) Visual Studio Team System
5 6 (1.46%) Gerrit
6 4 (0.97%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.73%) AdminStudio
7 3 (0.73%) MSI
7 3 (0.73%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.49%) Jasmine
8 2 (0.49%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (0.49%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.49%) Mocha
8 2 (0.49%) Subversion
8 2 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.49%) Travis CI
8 2 (0.49%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.24%) Hudson
9 1 (0.24%) Moq
General
1 34 (8.25%) Finance
2 8 (1.94%) Legal
2 8 (1.94%) Telecoms
3 7 (1.70%) Retail
4 6 (1.46%) Manufacturing
4 6 (1.46%) Marketing
5 5 (1.21%) Publishing
6 4 (0.97%) Banking
6 4 (0.97%) Billing
6 4 (0.97%) Electronics
6 4 (0.97%) French Language
6 4 (0.97%) German Language
6 4 (0.97%) Law
7 3 (0.73%) Advertising
8 2 (0.49%) Back Office
8 2 (0.49%) Digital Economy
8 2 (0.49%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 89 (21.60%) Consultant
2 72 (17.48%) Architect
3 49 (11.89%) Azure Engineer
3 49 (11.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 42 (10.19%) Azure Consultant
5 36 (8.74%) Active Directory Consultant
6 32 (7.77%) Active Directory Engineer
7 31 (7.52%) Office 365 Engineer
8 29 (7.04%) Administrator
8 29 (7.04%) Azure Architect
9 24 (5.83%) Cloud Engineer
10 23 (5.58%) Developer
11 22 (5.34%) Office 365 Consultant
12 20 (4.85%) Solutions Architect
13 17 (4.13%) DevOps Engineer
14 16 (3.88%) Infrastructure Architect
14 16 (3.88%) Microsoft Consultant
14 16 (3.88%) Windows Consultant
15 15 (3.64%) Active Directory Architect
16 14 (3.40%) Office 365 Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (6.55%) .NET
2 21 (5.10%) Web Services
2 21 (5.10%) XML
3 20 (4.85%) JSON
3 20 (4.85%) SAML
4 19 (4.61%) LDAP
5 14 (3.40%) OAuth
6 12 (2.91%) REST
7 10 (2.43%) HTML
8 9 (2.18%) CSS
8 9 (2.18%) SOAP
9 8 (1.94%) ASP.NET
10 6 (1.46%) YAML
11 5 (1.21%) jQuery
11 5 (1.21%) RESTful
11 5 (1.21%) XSLT
12 4 (0.97%) OpenID
13 3 (0.73%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (0.73%) Kafka
13 3 (0.73%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.07%) PKI
2 23 (5.58%) Data Centre
3 17 (4.13%) Clustering
4 12 (2.91%) Hybrid Cloud
5 11 (2.67%) Fat Client
5 11 (2.67%) Thin Client
6 9 (2.18%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.94%) Public Cloud
8 7 (1.70%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (1.70%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (1.46%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.46%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.21%) BYOD
10 5 (1.21%) NHS
10 5 (1.21%) User Experience
11 4 (0.97%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.73%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.73%) Reference Data
12 3 (0.73%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 212 (51.46%) Windows
2 88 (21.36%) Windows Server
3 80 (19.42%) Windows 10
4 38 (9.22%) Linux
5 30 (7.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (7.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (4.85%) Windows 7
7 11 (2.67%) Android
7 11 (2.67%) Apple iOS
8 9 (2.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (1.94%) CentOS
10 7 (1.70%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (1.21%) VMS
11 5 (1.21%) Windows Mobile
12 4 (0.97%) Unix
12 4 (0.97%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.73%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.49%) Solaris
14 2 (0.49%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.24%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (28.64%) Migration
2 44 (10.68%) Identity Management
3 35 (8.50%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (6.55%) Analytics
5 26 (6.31%) Mobile Device Management
6 25 (6.07%) ITIL
7 24 (5.83%) DevOps
8 21 (5.10%) Identity Access Management
9 20 (4.85%) Project Management
10 19 (4.61%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (4.61%) Multi-Factor Authentication
11 17 (4.13%) Business Intelligence
11 17 (4.13%) Deployment Automation
11 17 (4.13%) High Availability
11 17 (4.13%) Network Virtualisation
12 16 (3.88%) Application Packaging
13 14 (3.40%) Disaster Recovery
14 13 (3.16%) B2C
14 13 (3.16%) Customer Requirements
14 13 (3.16%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 118 (28.64%) PowerShell
2 49 (11.89%) SQL
3 23 (5.58%) C#
4 18 (4.37%) Python
5 13 (3.16%) JavaScript
6 11 (2.67%) VBScript
7 10 (2.43%) Ruby
8 7 (1.70%) Bash Shell
8 7 (1.70%) Java
9 6 (1.46%) Groovy
9 6 (1.46%) Perl
9 6 (1.46%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.73%) X++
10 3 (0.73%) XPath
11 1 (0.24%) C
11 1 (0.24%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.24%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.24%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 71 (17.23%) Security Cleared
2 64 (15.53%) SC Cleared
3 39 (9.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 33 (8.01%) MCSE
5 13 (3.16%) CTC Cleared
5 13 (3.16%) MCITP
6 12 (2.91%) MCSA
7 8 (1.94%) CCA
7 8 (1.94%) Citrix Certification
8 7 (1.70%) Degree
9 6 (1.46%) DBS Check
10 5 (1.21%) MCP
10 5 (1.21%) TOGAF Certification
11 4 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.49%) CCNA
13 2 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.49%) CISSP
13 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 1 (0.24%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.91%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (1.46%) QA
3 4 (0.97%) SLA
4 3 (0.73%) PMO
5 2 (0.49%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 370 (89.81%) Active Directory
2 43 (10.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (9.95%) Hyper-V
4 26 (6.31%) Virtual Machines
5 25 (6.07%) XenDesktop
6 21 (5.10%) Microsoft App-V
7 18 (4.37%) Docker
7 18 (4.37%) XenApp
8 13 (3.16%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (2.43%) BitLocker
10 9 (2.18%) DFS Replication
11 8 (1.94%) XenServer
12 6 (1.46%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (1.21%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
14 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
14 2 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.49%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 93 (22.57%) Microsoft Intune
2 89 (21.60%) SCCM
3 33 (8.01%) Single Sign-On
4 15 (3.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 15 (3.64%) Terraform
5 13 (3.16%) AirWatch
5 13 (3.16%) WSUS
6 12 (2.91%) SCOM
7 11 (2.67%) Kubernetes
7 11 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (2.43%) XenMobile
9 8 (1.94%) Puppet
10 7 (1.70%) Ansible
11 6 (1.46%) Microsoft Clustering
12 3 (0.73%) Failover Clustering
12 3 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
13 2 (0.49%) FortiGate
13 2 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
13 2 (0.49%) MIMEsweeper
13 2 (0.49%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 221 (53.64%) Microsoft
2 65 (15.78%) VMware
3 29 (7.04%) Citrix
4 22 (5.34%) Cisco
5 15 (3.64%) Dell
6 14 (3.40%) Oracle
7 6 (1.46%) Atlassian
7 6 (1.46%) CheckPoint
7 6 (1.46%) McAfee
7 6 (1.46%) ServiceNow
8 5 (1.21%) HP
8 5 (1.21%) Mercator
8 5 (1.21%) Pega
8 5 (1.21%) Ping Identity
8 5 (1.21%) Samsung
8 5 (1.21%) SolarWinds
9 4 (0.97%) Capita
9 4 (0.97%) Meraki
9 4 (0.97%) Mitel
9 4 (0.97%) SAP