Period
to 1 June 2020

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 1 June 2020 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
1 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 246 278 520
Rank change year-on-year +32 +242 +85
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 454 877 397
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.99% 0.96% 0.39%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.27% 3.47% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 624 252
Median daily rate £450 £463 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% -0.11% +2.89%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £300
90th Percentile £619 £613 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £449 £445
% change year-on-year +0.31% +0.81% -1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £17.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +21.39% +4.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.00 £17.30
% change year-on-year - +21.39% +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 13,877 25,302 21,434
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.23% 27.68% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,225 17,377 14,620
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £306
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 313 315 307
Median hourly rate £29.00 £22.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.82% +15.79% +5.56%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.40 £54.50 £56.25
Median hourly rate £23.19 £20.00 £16.76
% change year-on-year +15.95% +19.33% -3.93%

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 1 June 2020.

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
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 1 June 2020. 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 +15 375 £450 -2.70% 45
UK excluding London +55 273 £450 +0.31% 30
London +15 158 £475 -5.00% 17
North of England +97 79 £450 - 12
Scotland +74 61 £425 -15.00% 1
Work from Home +35 54 £475 +6.91% 8
South East -11 50 £500 +17.65% 7
Midlands +85 37 £535 +20.22% 3
West Midlands +75 32 £550 +25.00% 3
North West +44 30 £450 +1.41% 8
North East +38 27 £425 -10.53% 2
Yorkshire +74 22 £475 +5.56% 2
East of England +59 22 £413 -25.00% 2
South West +5 22 £460 +2.22% 4
East Midlands +40 5 £305 -28.24%
Wales +29 2 £448 +27.86% 1

For the 6 months to 1 June 2020, 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.

1 451 (99.34%) Azure
2 413 (90.97%) Active Directory
3 269 (59.25%) Microsoft
4 239 (52.64%) Office 365
5 207 (45.59%) Windows
6 135 (29.74%) PowerShell
7 107 (23.57%) Microsoft Intune
8 104 (22.91%) Migration
9 102 (22.47%) SharePoint
10 82 (18.06%) Windows Server
11 78 (17.18%) SCCM
12 75 (16.52%) Windows 10
13 74 (16.30%) DNS
14 72 (15.86%) DevOps
15 70 (15.42%) OneDrive
16 59 (13.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 57 (12.56%) Windows Server 2012
18 56 (12.33%) VMware
19 54 (11.89%) Agile Software Development
20 53 (11.67%) VPN
21 51 (11.23%) Microsoft Certification
21 51 (11.23%) SQL
21 51 (11.23%) PaaS
22 49 (10.79%) IaaS
23 48 (10.57%) Power Platform
24 46 (10.13%) DHCP
25 45 (9.91%) Security Cleared
26 44 (9.69%) Skype
27 43 (9.47%) MS Exchange
28 42 (9.25%) Change Management

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
1 102 (22.47%) SharePoint
2 43 (9.47%) MS Exchange
3 38 (8.37%) Skype for Business
4 28 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 24 (5.29%) IBM Domino
6 21 (4.63%) IBM Notes
7 18 (3.96%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (1.76%) Confluence
9 4 (0.88%) Apache
10 3 (0.66%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.44%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.44%) CMS
11 2 (0.44%) IIS
11 2 (0.44%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (0.44%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.44%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.22%) JBoss
12 1 (0.22%) SAS
Applications
1 30 (6.61%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.76%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.10%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.66%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 451 (99.34%) Azure
2 239 (52.64%) Office 365
3 70 (15.42%) OneDrive
4 51 (11.23%) PaaS
5 49 (10.79%) IaaS
6 48 (10.57%) Power Platform
7 41 (9.03%) AWS
8 36 (7.93%) PowerApps
9 28 (6.17%) Serverless
10 25 (5.51%) SaaS
11 23 (5.07%) Azure Functions
12 19 (4.19%) Logic Apps
13 18 (3.96%) Yammer
14 16 (3.52%) Mimecast
15 13 (2.86%) Dynamics 365
16 11 (2.42%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 10 (2.20%) Azure Data Factory
17 10 (2.20%) Power Automate
18 8 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
19 6 (1.32%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 74 (16.30%) DNS
2 53 (11.67%) VPN
3 46 (10.13%) DHCP
4 44 (9.69%) Skype
5 37 (8.15%) Firewall
6 30 (6.61%) WAN
7 26 (5.73%) LAN
8 25 (5.51%) Wi-Fi
9 18 (3.96%) Network Security
9 18 (3.96%) TCP/IP
10 13 (2.86%) SAN
11 9 (1.98%) Kerberos
12 8 (1.76%) VLAN
13 7 (1.54%) Internet
14 6 (1.32%) DKIM
14 6 (1.32%) DMARC
14 6 (1.32%) Intranet
15 5 (1.10%) SMTP
15 5 (1.10%) Unified Communications
16 4 (0.88%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (8.37%) SQL Server
2 28 (6.17%) Azure SQL Database
3 24 (5.29%) Power BI
4 14 (3.08%) Cosmos DB
5 11 (2.42%) Data Lake
6 7 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (1.10%) MySQL
9 4 (0.88%) Big Data
9 4 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.88%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.66%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.44%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.44%) OLAP
11 2 (0.44%) SAP HANA
11 2 (0.44%) Snowflake Schema
12 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (3.30%) JIRA
2 13 (2.86%) Git (software)
3 11 (2.42%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.66%) Android Studio
4 3 (0.66%) GitLab
4 3 (0.66%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.66%) Moq
4 3 (0.66%) MSTest
4 3 (0.66%) NUnit
4 3 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (0.66%) TeamCity
4 3 (0.66%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (0.44%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.22%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.22%) CF BOSH
6 1 (0.22%) Hudson
6 1 (0.22%) Selenium
6 1 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.22%) Zephyr
General
1 35 (7.71%) Finance
2 34 (7.49%) Public Sector
3 7 (1.54%) Manufacturing
3 7 (1.54%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.32%) Marketing
4 6 (1.32%) Retail
5 5 (1.10%) Electronics
6 4 (0.88%) Banking
6 4 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (0.88%) Publishing
7 3 (0.66%) Automotive
7 3 (0.66%) Back Office
7 3 (0.66%) German Language
7 3 (0.66%) Legal
7 3 (0.66%) Local Government
7 3 (0.66%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.44%) Advertising
8 2 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.44%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.44%) Law
Job Titles
1 71 (15.64%) Architect
2 63 (13.88%) Consultant
3 48 (10.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 45 (9.91%) Azure Engineer
5 41 (9.03%) Developer
6 40 (8.81%) Office 365 Engineer
7 32 (7.05%) Administrator
8 31 (6.83%) Azure Architect
9 25 (5.51%) Analyst
10 22 (4.85%) Exchange Administrator
11 21 (4.63%) Active Directory Engineer
11 21 (4.63%) Office 365 Administrator
12 15 (3.30%) Azure Consultant
12 15 (3.30%) Cloud Architect
13 14 (3.08%) DevOps Engineer
13 14 (3.08%) Technical Architect
14 13 (2.86%) Support Engineer
14 13 (2.86%) Windows Engineer
15 12 (2.64%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
15 12 (2.64%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (8.15%) .NET
2 24 (5.29%) LDAP
3 20 (4.41%) JSON
4 19 (4.19%) SAML
5 18 (3.96%) .NET Core
6 17 (3.74%) OAuth
6 17 (3.74%) OpenID
7 16 (3.52%) REST
8 12 (2.64%) ASP.NET
9 11 (2.42%) .NET Framework
10 10 (2.20%) ASP.NET Web API
10 10 (2.20%) XML
11 9 (1.98%) AngularJS
11 9 (1.98%) React
12 8 (1.76%) Entity Framework
12 8 (1.76%) Node.js
13 6 (1.32%) HTML
13 6 (1.32%) Web Services
14 5 (1.10%) Middleware
14 5 (1.10%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 42 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (4.63%) PKI
3 15 (3.30%) Data Centre
3 15 (3.30%) Mobile App
4 14 (3.08%) Clustering
5 13 (2.86%) Public Cloud
6 10 (2.20%) Cloud Native
6 10 (2.20%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (1.98%) Replication
8 8 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (1.32%) iPhone
9 6 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (1.32%) Virtual Team
10 5 (1.10%) Freedom of Information
10 5 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (0.88%) iPad
12 3 (0.66%) Handset
12 3 (0.66%) Social Media
13 2 (0.44%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 207 (45.59%) Windows
2 82 (18.06%) Windows Server
3 75 (16.52%) Windows 10
4 57 (12.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 41 (9.03%) Windows Server 2016
6 29 (6.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (3.96%) Linux
7 18 (3.96%) Windows Server 2019
8 16 (3.52%) Android
8 16 (3.52%) Windows Mobile
9 15 (3.30%) Apple iOS
10 14 (3.08%) Windows 7
11 10 (2.20%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (1.98%) Unix
13 3 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.66%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.66%) VMS
14 2 (0.44%) AIX
14 2 (0.44%) Debian
15 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (22.91%) Migration
2 72 (15.86%) DevOps
3 59 (13.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 54 (11.89%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (9.25%) Change Management
6 32 (7.05%) ITIL
7 29 (6.39%) Identity Access Management
8 28 (6.17%) Problem-Solving
9 27 (5.95%) Identity Management
10 26 (5.73%) B2C
10 26 (5.73%) Configuration Management
11 22 (4.85%) Root Cause Analysis
12 21 (4.63%) Business Intelligence
13 20 (4.41%) Release Management
13 20 (4.41%) Stakeholder Management
14 18 (3.96%) Mentoring
15 16 (3.52%) Analytics
15 16 (3.52%) Information Security
16 14 (3.08%) Analytical Thinking
16 14 (3.08%) Critical Thinking
Programming Languages
1 135 (29.74%) PowerShell
2 51 (11.23%) SQL
3 38 (8.37%) C#
4 18 (3.96%) Java
5 14 (3.08%) JavaScript
6 12 (2.64%) Bash Shell
7 10 (2.20%) Python
7 10 (2.20%) T-SQL
8 5 (1.10%) Shell Script
8 5 (1.10%) VBScript
9 4 (0.88%) C++
9 4 (0.88%) Perl
9 4 (0.88%) Ruby
10 3 (0.66%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.44%) C
11 2 (0.44%) PHP
12 1 (0.22%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 51 (11.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (9.91%) Security Cleared
3 38 (8.37%) SC Cleared
4 20 (4.41%) MCSA
4 20 (4.41%) MCSE
5 17 (3.74%) Degree
6 8 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (1.32%) MCITP
9 5 (1.10%) APMG
9 5 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (0.88%) CISSP
10 4 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.66%) CCNA
11 3 (0.66%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.66%) MCP
12 2 (0.44%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 2 (0.44%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.44%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.98%) GDPR
2 8 (1.76%) SLA
3 7 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.32%) QA
5 4 (0.88%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.44%) ISO 22301
7 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.22%) PMO
System Software
1 413 (90.97%) Active Directory
2 41 (9.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (3.74%) Hyper-V
4 14 (3.08%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (2.86%) Docker
6 9 (1.98%) XenApp
7 8 (1.76%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (1.76%) vSphere
8 7 (1.54%) BitLocker
9 6 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (1.32%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.44%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 1 (0.22%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 107 (23.57%) Microsoft Intune
2 78 (17.18%) SCCM
3 42 (9.25%) Single Sign-On
4 24 (5.29%) Terraform
5 16 (3.52%) Ansible
6 14 (3.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 12 (2.64%) Kubernetes
8 8 (1.76%) SCOM
8 8 (1.76%) vMotion
9 7 (1.54%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (0.88%) AirWatch
10 4 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.88%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 4 (0.88%) Puppet
10 4 (0.88%) SCVMM
11 3 (0.66%) CASB
12 2 (0.44%) Backup Exec
12 2 (0.44%) Failover Clustering
12 2 (0.44%) Jamf Pro
12 2 (0.44%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 269 (59.25%) Microsoft
2 56 (12.33%) VMware
3 28 (6.17%) Oracle
4 27 (5.95%) Cisco
4 27 (5.95%) Citrix
4 27 (5.95%) IBM
5 14 (3.08%) Okta
6 12 (2.64%) Samsung
7 9 (1.98%) ServiceNow
7 9 (1.98%) Symantec
8 8 (1.76%) Sitecore
9 7 (1.54%) SAP
9 7 (1.54%) Siebel
10 6 (1.32%) Atlassian
10 6 (1.32%) HP
11 5 (1.10%) McAfee
11 5 (1.10%) Meraki
11 5 (1.10%) NetApp
11 5 (1.10%) SolarWinds
11 5 (1.10%) Veeam