Period
to 15 June 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 15 June 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
15 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 180 253 272
Rank change year-on-year +73 +19 +258
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 876 434 898
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.42% 1.00% 0.99%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.05% 3.27% 3.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 609 300 618
10th Percentile £300 £313 £325
25th Percentile £388 £369 £397
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £485 £450 £465
Median % change year-on-year +7.78% -3.23% +3.33%
75th Percentile £565 £538 £561
90th Percentile £638 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £437 £425 £435
% change year-on-year +2.84% -2.30% +1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 2
10th Percentile £15.59 " £17.35
25th Percentile £17.76 " £18.63
Median hourly rate £46.00 - £21.00
75th Percentile £50.56 " £23.13
90th Percentile £57.20 " £24.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 - £21.00

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 21,651 13,288 25,261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.08% 30.47% 27.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,556 9,376 17,585
10th Percentile £325 £306 £313
25th Percentile £413 £400 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £600 £594 £580
90th Percentile £675 £675 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £463 £450
% change year-on-year -0.54% +2.78% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 353 204 282
10th Percentile £11.83 £12.75 £12.25
25th Percentile £14.38 £16.25 £14.90
Median hourly rate £21.05 £20.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +5.25% - +14.29%
75th Percentile £40.00 £33.94 £35.00
90th Percentile £63.00 £54.40 £51.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - +11.43% +9.38%

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 15 June 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 15 June 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Azure Active Directory in the UK

Azure Active Directory
Top 17 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 15 June 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 +76 635 £475 +5.56% 226
London +50 337 £488 +2.63% 95
Work from Home -54 332 £500 +11.11% 52
UK excluding London +22 296 £437 +2.84% 147
South East +47 86 £488 -2.50% 36
Scotland -37 48 £438 +2.94% 14
Midlands -4 47 £425 -22.73% 22
North of England -17 47 £450 +5.88% 40
South West +35 44 £467 +2.64% 18
North West +3 28 £450 +5.88% 19
West Midlands -18 26 £376 -31.59% 15
East Midlands +17 20 £425 -6.08% 7
East of England +8 18 £255 -38.18% 14
Yorkshire +4 15 £425 -8.11% 18
Wales +11 5 £300 -32.96% 3
North East -6 4 £356 -10.38% 3
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 15 June 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.

1 870 (99.32%) Azure
2 684 (78.08%) Active Directory
3 488 (55.71%) Microsoft
4 377 (43.04%) Microsoft 365
5 338 (38.58%) Windows
6 291 (33.22%) PowerShell
7 237 (27.05%) DevOps
8 185 (21.12%) Microsoft Intune
9 177 (20.21%) Social Skills
10 164 (18.72%) SharePoint
11 162 (18.49%) Agile Software Development
12 159 (18.15%) Migration
13 144 (16.44%) Windows Server
14 129 (14.73%) Windows 10
15 122 (13.93%) SQL
16 118 (13.47%) DNS
17 109 (12.44%) VMware
18 104 (11.87%) Identity Access Management
18 104 (11.87%) IaaS
19 102 (11.64%) PaaS
20 101 (11.53%) .NET
20 101 (11.53%) AWS
21 98 (11.19%) SQL Server
21 98 (11.19%) Finance
21 98 (11.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 95 (10.84%) Public Sector
23 93 (10.62%) SCCM
24 90 (10.27%) Power Platform
25 87 (9.93%) C#
26 85 (9.70%) JavaScript

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
1 164 (18.72%) SharePoint
2 54 (6.16%) MS Exchange
3 28 (3.20%) Skype for Business
4 13 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (0.68%) IIS
7 5 (0.57%) Apache
7 5 (0.57%) Apache Spark
7 5 (0.57%) Confluence
7 5 (0.57%) SAS
8 2 (0.23%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.23%) Documentum
8 2 (0.23%) nginx
8 2 (0.23%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.11%) Drupal
9 1 (0.11%) JBoss
9 1 (0.11%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.11%) WebLogic
Applications
1 59 (6.74%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.34%) assyst
4 2 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.23%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.11%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 870 (99.32%) Azure
2 377 (43.04%) Microsoft 365
3 104 (11.87%) IaaS
4 102 (11.64%) PaaS
5 101 (11.53%) AWS
6 90 (10.27%) Power Platform
7 78 (8.90%) SaaS
8 71 (8.11%) OneDrive
9 51 (5.82%) Azure Key Vault
10 48 (5.48%) Serverless
11 32 (3.65%) PowerApps
12 28 (3.20%) Azure Service Bus
13 26 (2.97%) Azure Functions
14 24 (2.74%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 22 (2.51%) Azure Sentinel
16 21 (2.40%) Power Automate
17 20 (2.28%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 20 (2.28%) Azure Data Factory
17 20 (2.28%) Azure Logic Apps
17 20 (2.28%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 118 (13.47%) DNS
2 60 (6.85%) Firewall
3 55 (6.28%) DHCP
4 52 (5.94%) VPN
5 33 (3.77%) Skype
6 30 (3.42%) Network Security
7 23 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
8 22 (2.51%) WAN
9 14 (1.60%) SAN
10 13 (1.48%) LAN
11 11 (1.26%) TCP/IP
12 10 (1.14%) NetScaler
13 9 (1.03%) Kerberos
13 9 (1.03%) Unified Communications
14 8 (0.91%) 5G
14 8 (0.91%) SMTP
15 7 (0.80%) FTP
16 6 (0.68%) HTTP
16 6 (0.68%) Internet
16 6 (0.68%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (11.19%) SQL Server
2 57 (6.51%) Power BI
3 42 (4.79%) Azure SQL Database
4 27 (3.08%) Data Lake
5 16 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (1.26%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 11 (1.26%) MySQL
9 8 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
10 7 (0.80%) Big Data
11 6 (0.68%) HDInsight
11 6 (0.68%) Redis
11 6 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (0.57%) MongoDB
12 5 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (0.57%) Tableau
13 4 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (0.46%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.46%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 36 (4.11%) Octopus Deploy
2 24 (2.74%) Git (software)
3 18 (2.05%) Jenkins
4 17 (1.94%) Visual Studio
5 15 (1.71%) JIRA
6 10 (1.14%) JMeter
7 9 (1.03%) SpecFlow
8 7 (0.80%) Postman
8 7 (0.80%) SoapUI
9 6 (0.68%) Burp Suite
9 6 (0.68%) Gatling
9 6 (0.68%) SonarQube
10 4 (0.46%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.46%) GitLab
10 4 (0.46%) Jasmine
10 4 (0.46%) Karma Test Runner
10 4 (0.46%) Moq
10 4 (0.46%) MSI
10 4 (0.46%) NUnit
10 4 (0.46%) Selenium
General
1 177 (20.21%) Social Skills
2 98 (11.19%) Finance
3 95 (10.84%) Public Sector
4 61 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (2.85%) Manufacturing
6 24 (2.74%) Telecoms
7 22 (2.51%) Documentation Skills
7 22 (2.51%) Marketing
8 21 (2.40%) Electronics
9 13 (1.48%) Banking
10 12 (1.37%) Legal
11 11 (1.26%) Organisational Skills
11 11 (1.26%) Publishing
12 7 (0.80%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.68%) Influencing Skills
13 6 (0.68%) Law
14 5 (0.57%) Billing
15 4 (0.46%) Local Government
16 3 (0.34%) Back Office
16 3 (0.34%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 205 (23.40%) Architect
2 128 (14.61%) Azure Engineer
3 96 (10.96%) Consultant
4 87 (9.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 81 (9.25%) Developer
6 62 (7.08%) Azure Architect
7 51 (5.82%) Cloud Architect
8 50 (5.71%) DevOps Engineer
9 48 (5.48%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
10 45 (5.14%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 41 (4.68%) Solutions Architect
12 39 (4.45%) Administrator
12 39 (4.45%) Analyst
13 35 (4.00%) Microsoft 365 Architect
13 35 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
14 34 (3.88%) Active Directory Engineer
14 34 (3.88%) Microsoft 365 Consultant
15 33 (3.77%) Cloud Engineer
16 32 (3.65%) Infrastructure Architect
17 31 (3.54%) Azure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (11.53%) .NET
2 76 (8.68%) OAuth
3 68 (7.76%) SAML
4 54 (6.16%) AngularJS
5 51 (5.82%) ASP.NET
6 49 (5.59%) OpenID
7 44 (5.02%) React
8 42 (4.79%) LDAP
9 35 (4.00%) ASP.NET Core
10 30 (3.42%) OAuth2
11 29 (3.31%) .NET Core
12 26 (2.97%) Web Services
13 25 (2.85%) CSS
13 25 (2.85%) Node.js
13 25 (2.85%) REST
14 24 (2.74%) JSON
14 24 (2.74%) RESTful
15 23 (2.63%) HTML
16 19 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web API
17 18 (2.05%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 80 (9.13%) Greenfield Project
2 38 (4.34%) Data Centre
3 36 (4.11%) PKI
4 32 (3.65%) Cloud Native
5 24 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
6 22 (2.51%) Public Cloud
7 17 (1.94%) Management Information System
7 17 (1.94%) User Experience
8 16 (1.83%) Hybrid Cloud
9 14 (1.60%) Replication
10 12 (1.37%) Mobile App
11 11 (1.26%) Social Media
12 7 (0.80%) Clustering
12 7 (0.80%) Self-Motivation
13 6 (0.68%) NHS
14 5 (0.57%) Data Structures
15 4 (0.46%) Algorithms
15 4 (0.46%) Blackberry
15 4 (0.46%) Enterprise Cloud
15 4 (0.46%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 338 (38.58%) Windows
2 144 (16.44%) Windows Server
3 129 (14.73%) Windows 10
4 53 (6.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 46 (5.25%) Windows Server 2016
6 38 (4.34%) Linux
7 37 (4.22%) Windows Server 2019
8 34 (3.88%) Android
8 34 (3.88%) Apple iOS
9 19 (2.17%) Windows Mobile
9 19 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (1.71%) VMS
11 12 (1.37%) Windows 7
12 10 (1.14%) Unix
13 4 (0.46%) Debian
13 4 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.46%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.23%) CoreOS
15 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (27.05%) DevOps
2 162 (18.49%) Agile Software Development
3 159 (18.15%) Migration
4 104 (11.87%) Identity Access Management
5 98 (11.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 81 (9.25%) Business Intelligence
7 61 (6.96%) Analytics
7 61 (6.96%) Continuous Integration
8 60 (6.85%) Identity Management
9 53 (6.05%) Infrastructure as Code
10 50 (5.71%) ITIL
11 49 (5.59%) Mentoring
12 48 (5.48%) TDD
13 45 (5.14%) B2C
14 42 (4.79%) Multi-Factor Authentication
14 42 (4.79%) Scrum
14 42 (4.79%) Software Engineering
15 40 (4.57%) Project Delivery
15 40 (4.57%) Scaled Agile Framework
16 39 (4.45%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 291 (33.22%) PowerShell
2 122 (13.93%) SQL
3 87 (9.93%) C#
4 85 (9.70%) JavaScript
5 45 (5.14%) Java
6 43 (4.91%) TypeScript
7 41 (4.68%) Python
8 21 (2.40%) Bash Shell
9 16 (1.83%) T-SQL
10 15 (1.71%) C
11 7 (0.80%) VB
12 6 (0.68%) Ada
12 6 (0.68%) ES6
13 5 (0.57%) VBScript
14 3 (0.34%) Perl
14 3 (0.34%) Ruby
15 2 (0.23%) Groovy
15 2 (0.23%) Java 8
15 2 (0.23%) PHP
16 1 (0.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 64 (7.31%) Security Cleared
2 59 (6.74%) SC Cleared
3 35 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (3.42%) Degree
5 13 (1.48%) MCSE
6 11 (1.26%) MCSA
7 9 (1.03%) TOGAF Certification
8 8 (0.91%) CISSP
9 7 (0.80%) CISM
10 6 (0.68%) ISTQB
10 6 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.57%) DBS Check
11 5 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.46%) CISA
12 4 (0.46%) Computer Science Degree
12 4 (0.46%) MCP
12 4 (0.46%) SAFe Agilist
13 3 (0.34%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 3 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (5.48%) QA
2 16 (1.83%) NIST
3 14 (1.60%) GDPR
3 14 (1.60%) SLA
4 10 (1.14%) NCSC
5 6 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.23%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.23%) PMO
8 2 (0.23%) PSD2
8 2 (0.23%) SOC 2
9 1 (0.11%) Accessibility
9 1 (0.11%) COBIT
9 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.11%) FISMA
9 1 (0.11%) GxP
9 1 (0.11%) HL7
9 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 684 (78.08%) Active Directory
2 79 (9.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (6.16%) Hyper-V
4 36 (4.11%) Virtual Desktop
5 30 (3.42%) Microsoft App-V
5 30 (3.42%) XenApp
6 28 (3.20%) Docker
7 21 (2.40%) Virtual Machines
8 15 (1.71%) XenDesktop
9 13 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (1.14%) OpenAM
11 9 (1.03%) vSphere
12 7 (0.80%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
13 3 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.34%) VMware NSX
14 2 (0.23%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 2 (0.23%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.23%) HDFS
14 2 (0.23%) Sendmail
14 2 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 185 (21.12%) Microsoft Intune
2 93 (10.62%) SCCM
3 83 (9.47%) Terraform
4 79 (9.02%) Single Sign-On
5 76 (8.68%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 40 (4.57%) Kubernetes
7 37 (4.22%) Ansible
8 13 (1.48%) vCenter Server
9 10 (1.14%) SCOM
10 8 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
11 7 (0.80%) FortiGate
11 7 (0.80%) Puppet
12 5 (0.57%) Packer
13 4 (0.46%) FreeIPA
13 4 (0.46%) NetBackup
13 4 (0.46%) Oracle Identity Manager
13 4 (0.46%) PingFederate
14 3 (0.34%) PowerCLI
14 3 (0.34%) WSUS
15 2 (0.23%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 488 (55.71%) Microsoft
2 109 (12.44%) VMware
3 60 (6.85%) Citrix
4 48 (5.48%) Oracle
5 39 (4.45%) SAP
6 38 (4.34%) Okta
7 30 (3.42%) Cisco
8 28 (3.20%) CyberArk
9 24 (2.74%) Dell
9 24 (2.74%) Google
10 22 (2.51%) Databricks
11 18 (2.05%) ForgeRock
12 15 (1.71%) HP
12 15 (1.71%) Samsung
13 13 (1.48%) ServiceNow
14 11 (1.26%) CheckPoint
14 11 (1.26%) Ivanti
15 9 (1.03%) Palo Alto
16 8 (0.91%) Apple
16 8 (0.91%) Red Hat