Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 470 575 638
Rank change year-on-year +105 +63 +236
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 495 299 287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.31% 0.26%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.28% 2.15% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 172 175
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -6.49%
10th Percentile £300 £213 £257
90th Percentile £582 £575 £645
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £481
% change year-on-year - -11.69% +75.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 0
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.21% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 -
% change year-on-year -3.03% - -

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 21,728 13,920 11,136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.28% 14.52% 10.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,866 9,524 7,716
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +12.50%
10th Percentile £305 £275 £288
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +8.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 315 193 174
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% -3.11% -13.80%
10th Percentile £11.45 £11.00 £11.55
90th Percentile £67.50 £60.55 £47.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -24.44%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +109 470 £450 +5.88% 71
UK excluding London +75 252 £425 - 43
London +43 226 £450 +16.13% 29
South East +27 113 £425 -5.56% 12
North of England -2 45 £430 -4.44% 5
North West +3 39 £463 +12.12% 1
East of England +15 31 £450 - 10
South West +15 27 £450 +100.00% 7
Midlands -17 21 £400 +3.23% 8
Scotland -28 13 £420 -0.59% 1
West Midlands -32 13 £450 +21.62% 1
East Midlands -5 8 £388 -8.82% 7
Yorkshire -17 4 £338 -25.00% 1
North East -1 2 - - 3
Wales - 1 £375 -
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 495 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 463 (93.54%) Active Directory
3 300 (60.61%) Microsoft
4 285 (57.58%) Office 365
5 273 (55.15%) Windows
6 162 (32.73%) PowerShell
7 135 (27.27%) Migration
8 108 (21.82%) Microsoft Intune
8 108 (21.82%) Windows Server
9 106 (21.41%) Windows 10
10 101 (20.40%) SCCM
11 83 (16.77%) SharePoint
12 81 (16.36%) SQL
13 74 (14.95%) IaaS
14 71 (14.34%) VMware
15 65 (13.13%) Security Cleared
16 63 (12.73%) DNS
17 61 (12.32%) PaaS
18 60 (12.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 58 (11.72%) Skype
19 58 (11.72%) SC Cleared
20 57 (11.52%) Skype for Business
21 55 (11.11%) Hyper-V
21 55 (11.11%) Finance
22 53 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
23 49 (9.90%) Identity Management
23 49 (9.90%) Citrix
24 46 (9.29%) Microsoft Certification
24 46 (9.29%) Amazon AWS
25 44 (8.89%) 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 83 (16.77%) SharePoint
2 57 (11.52%) Skype for Business
3 33 (6.67%) MS Exchange
4 22 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (2.02%) IIS
6 9 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
7 7 (1.41%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.81%) Apache Solr
9 4 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.61%) Apache
10 3 (0.61%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.40%) Confluence
11 2 (0.40%) JBoss
11 2 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.40%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.20%) Content Management Server
12 1 (0.20%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 37 (7.47%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.41%) InfoPath
3 5 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.61%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 495 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 285 (57.58%) Office 365
3 74 (14.95%) IaaS
4 61 (12.32%) PaaS
5 46 (9.29%) Amazon AWS
6 29 (5.86%) SaaS
7 20 (4.04%) OneDrive
8 15 (3.03%) Azure Data Factory
9 11 (2.22%) Yammer
10 10 (2.02%) Azure Functions
10 10 (2.02%) Serverless
11 7 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (1.21%) Dynamics 365
13 4 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.81%) Azure Machine Learning
14 3 (0.61%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.61%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
14 3 (0.61%) GitHub
14 3 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
15 2 (0.40%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 63 (12.73%) DNS
2 58 (11.72%) Skype
3 37 (7.47%) DHCP
3 37 (7.47%) Firewall
4 32 (6.46%) VPN
5 21 (4.24%) Internet
6 20 (4.04%) SAN
7 18 (3.64%) LAN
8 17 (3.43%) NetScaler
9 16 (3.23%) WAN
10 15 (3.03%) Network Security
11 12 (2.42%) iSCSI
11 12 (2.42%) Kerberos
11 12 (2.42%) VLAN
12 11 (2.22%) Fibre Channel
13 9 (1.82%) HTTP
13 9 (1.82%) SSL
13 9 (1.82%) TCP/IP
14 8 (1.62%) Wireless
15 7 (1.41%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (5.25%) Azure SQL Database
1 26 (5.25%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.44%) Power BI
3 10 (2.02%) Data Lake
4 9 (1.82%) Big Data
5 8 (1.62%) Apache Cassandra
5 8 (1.62%) Cosmos DB
5 8 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (1.41%) Spotfire
7 6 (1.21%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.21%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (1.01%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.01%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.61%) Bigtable
9 3 (0.61%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.61%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.61%) Redis
9 3 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (3.43%) Visual Studio Team System
2 14 (2.83%) Visual Studio
3 13 (2.63%) Git (software)
4 8 (1.62%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.21%) Bitbucket
6 5 (1.01%) JIRA
7 4 (0.81%) MSI
7 4 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.61%) AdminStudio
9 2 (0.40%) CF BOSH
9 2 (0.40%) Gerrit
9 2 (0.40%) GitLab
9 2 (0.40%) NUnit
9 2 (0.40%) Travis CI
10 1 (0.20%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.20%) Metasploit
10 1 (0.20%) MSTest
10 1 (0.20%) Spock
10 1 (0.20%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 55 (11.11%) Finance
2 12 (2.42%) Banking
3 9 (1.82%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.41%) Manufacturing
4 7 (1.41%) Retail
5 6 (1.21%) Marketing
6 5 (1.01%) Back Office
6 5 (1.01%) Law
6 5 (1.01%) Legal
7 4 (0.81%) Electronics
7 4 (0.81%) French Language
7 4 (0.81%) German Language
7 4 (0.81%) Publishing
8 3 (0.61%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.40%) Billing
9 2 (0.40%) Digital Economy
9 2 (0.40%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.40%) Front Office
10 1 (0.20%) Advertising
10 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 93 (18.79%) Consultant
2 81 (16.36%) Architect
3 51 (10.30%) Azure Engineer
4 50 (10.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 41 (8.28%) Administrator
5 41 (8.28%) Azure Consultant
6 34 (6.87%) Developer
7 33 (6.67%) Active Directory Engineer
8 27 (5.45%) Analyst
8 27 (5.45%) Azure Architect
8 27 (5.45%) Solutions Architect
9 25 (5.05%) Cloud Engineer
9 25 (5.05%) Office 365 Engineer
10 24 (4.85%) Office 365 Administrator
11 20 (4.04%) Active Directory Consultant
12 19 (3.84%) Windows Consultant
13 18 (3.64%) Infrastructure Architect
14 16 (3.23%) Office 365 Consultant
14 16 (3.23%) Windows Engineer
15 15 (3.03%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (7.27%) .NET
2 23 (4.65%) JSON
2 23 (4.65%) SAML
3 22 (4.44%) OAuth
4 18 (3.64%) REST
5 16 (3.23%) Web Services
5 16 (3.23%) XML
6 14 (2.83%) LDAP
7 12 (2.42%) CSS
8 11 (2.22%) OpenID
9 9 (1.82%) ASP.NET
9 9 (1.82%) jQuery
9 9 (1.82%) Node.js
10 8 (1.62%) HTML
10 8 (1.62%) SOAP
11 6 (1.21%) ADSI
11 6 (1.21%) Middleware
11 6 (1.21%) OAuth2
11 6 (1.21%) SailPoint
12 5 (1.01%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 37 (7.47%) Data Centre
2 35 (7.07%) PKI
3 23 (4.65%) Clustering
4 20 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (3.43%) Fat Client
5 17 (3.43%) Hybrid Cloud
5 17 (3.43%) Thin Client
6 15 (3.03%) Public Cloud
7 11 (2.22%) User Experience
8 10 (2.02%) Mobile App
9 9 (1.82%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
10 7 (1.41%) Replication
11 6 (1.21%) BYOD
11 6 (1.21%) Client/Server
12 5 (1.01%) Cloud Native
12 5 (1.01%) NHS
13 4 (0.81%) Life Science
14 3 (0.61%) Computer Science
14 3 (0.61%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 273 (55.15%) Windows
2 108 (21.82%) Windows Server
3 106 (21.41%) Windows 10
4 43 (8.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (8.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 36 (7.27%) Linux
7 29 (5.86%) Windows 7
8 9 (1.82%) Android
8 9 (1.82%) Apple iOS
9 7 (1.41%) Mac OS
9 7 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (1.21%) Windows 8
11 5 (1.01%) Unix
12 4 (0.81%) VMS
12 4 (0.81%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (0.61%) CentOS
14 2 (0.40%) Solaris
14 2 (0.40%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.20%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (27.27%) Migration
2 60 (12.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 49 (9.90%) Identity Management
4 44 (8.89%) Analytics
5 39 (7.88%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (7.88%) ITIL
6 27 (5.45%) Customer Requirements
7 25 (5.05%) DevOps
8 24 (4.85%) Disaster Recovery
9 23 (4.65%) Project Management
10 22 (4.44%) High Availability
10 22 (4.44%) Identity Access Management
11 20 (4.04%) Application Packaging
11 20 (4.04%) CRM
12 19 (3.84%) Business Intelligence
12 19 (3.84%) Runbook
13 18 (3.64%) Deployment Automation
13 18 (3.64%) Server Management
14 17 (3.43%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (3.43%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 162 (32.73%) PowerShell
2 81 (16.36%) SQL
3 36 (7.27%) C#
4 24 (4.85%) Python
5 18 (3.64%) VBScript
6 17 (3.43%) Shell Script
7 11 (2.22%) JavaScript
8 9 (1.82%) Java
9 8 (1.62%) Ruby
10 6 (1.21%) U-SQL
11 5 (1.01%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.61%) X++
12 3 (0.61%) XPath
13 2 (0.40%) Groovy
13 2 (0.40%) Perl
13 2 (0.40%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.20%) Scala
14 1 (0.20%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.20%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 65 (13.13%) Security Cleared
2 58 (11.72%) SC Cleared
3 46 (9.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 37 (7.47%) MCSE
5 20 (4.04%) Degree
5 20 (4.04%) MCITP
6 16 (3.23%) MCSA
7 11 (2.22%) CCA
7 11 (2.22%) Citrix Certification
8 6 (1.21%) DBS Check
9 5 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (1.01%) MCP
10 4 (0.81%) AWS Certification
10 4 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.81%) TOGAF Certification
11 3 (0.61%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.40%) CISSP
12 2 (0.40%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.62%) SLA
2 6 (1.21%) QA
3 3 (0.61%) FedRAMP
3 3 (0.61%) HIPAA
3 3 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.40%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.20%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 463 (93.54%) Active Directory
2 55 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 53 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (6.46%) XenDesktop
5 31 (6.26%) Microsoft App-V
6 29 (5.86%) Virtual Machines
7 23 (4.65%) XenApp
8 20 (4.04%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (3.03%) Docker
10 12 (2.42%) DFS Replication
11 11 (2.22%) XenServer
12 10 (2.02%) BitLocker
13 4 (0.81%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
14 3 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
15 2 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
15 2 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
16 1 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
16 1 (0.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 108 (21.82%) Microsoft Intune
2 101 (20.40%) SCCM
3 41 (8.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 34 (6.87%) Single Sign-On
5 22 (4.44%) SCOM
6 18 (3.64%) AirWatch
6 18 (3.64%) XenMobile
7 15 (3.03%) WSUS
8 13 (2.63%) Terraform
9 10 (2.02%) Kubernetes
10 8 (1.62%) Puppet
11 7 (1.41%) Ansible
11 7 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
12 6 (1.21%) vCenter Server
12 6 (1.21%) WMI
13 5 (1.01%) PingFederate
14 3 (0.61%) CASB
14 3 (0.61%) CSIRT
14 3 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
14 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 300 (60.61%) Microsoft
2 71 (14.34%) VMware
3 49 (9.90%) Citrix
4 22 (4.44%) Cisco
5 21 (4.24%) Dell
6 16 (3.23%) Oracle
7 15 (3.03%) McAfee
8 11 (2.22%) HP
8 11 (2.22%) Ivanti
9 8 (1.62%) CheckPoint
10 7 (1.41%) CyberArk
10 7 (1.41%) Nokia
11 6 (1.21%) Clearswift
11 6 (1.21%) ServiceNow
11 6 (1.21%) Symantec
12 5 (1.01%) Meraki
12 5 (1.01%) Pega
12 5 (1.01%) Teradici
13 4 (0.81%) Mitel
13 4 (0.81%) Splunk