Period
to

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 May 2022 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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 216 180 257
Rank change year-on-year -36 +77 +41
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 1,141 839 492
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.29% 1.43% 1.02%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.63% 4.05% 3.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 826 583 329
10th Percentile £263 £300 £313
25th Percentile £400 £388 £369
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -2.70%
75th Percentile £588 £550 £543
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £445 £450
% change year-on-year -4.49% -1.11% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 0
10th Percentile £17.00 £17.40 -
25th Percentile £19.24 £36.75 -
Median hourly rate £27.59 £47.50 -
Median % change year-on-year -41.91% - -
75th Percentile £40.00 £53.00 -
90th Percentile £48.10 £56.95 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.91 £18.50 -
% change year-on-year +2.23% - -

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 31,390 20,711 14,823
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.56% 35.42% 30.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,826 14,887 10,407
10th Percentile £345 £321 £300
25th Percentile £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £599 £588
90th Percentile £738 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £499 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +10.89% - -1.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 350 231
10th Percentile £13.88 £12.13 £12.63
25th Percentile £15.31 £15.00 £16.15
Median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £54.00 £45.00 £34.63
90th Percentile £68.81 £63.00 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -3.75% +2.56% +11.43%

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 21 May 2022.

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 21 May 2022.

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 21 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -4 959 £500 +5.26% 237
Work from Home -46 590 £500 - 79
London -11 519 £525 +10.53% 66
UK excluding London -5 392 £425 -4.49% 183
North of England +21 108 £420 -6.67% 53
South East -34 93 £500 +1.27% 38
North West 0 63 £438 -2.78% 27
East of England +8 56 £400 +100.00% 24
South West -17 52 £350 -23.08% 19
Midlands -40 51 £465 +9.41% 36
West Midlands -44 38 £500 +22.70% 21
Yorkshire -13 29 £375 -25.00% 22
Scotland -30 26 £425 -1.45% 10
North East +8 17 £481 +20.31% 4
East Midlands -31 9 £375 -10.18% 15
Wales -10 6 £425 +41.67% 2
Northern Ireland -3 1 £450 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 May 2022, 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 1,133 (99.30%) Azure
2 981 (85.98%) Active Directory
3 700 (61.35%) Microsoft
4 541 (47.41%) Microsoft 365
5 508 (44.52%) Windows
6 375 (32.87%) PowerShell
7 291 (25.50%) Microsoft Intune
8 232 (20.33%) Migration
9 226 (19.81%) Windows Server
10 220 (19.28%) VMware
11 203 (17.79%) Social Skills
12 202 (17.70%) DevOps
13 196 (17.18%) SCCM
14 193 (16.91%) SharePoint
15 188 (16.48%) SQL
16 175 (15.34%) Finance
17 173 (15.16%) DNS
18 165 (14.46%) Agile
19 164 (14.37%) VMware Infrastructure
20 160 (14.02%) IaaS
21 155 (13.58%) AWS
22 154 (13.50%) Terraform
23 142 (12.45%) Windows 10
23 142 (12.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 134 (11.74%) PaaS
25 131 (11.48%) SQL Server
26 124 (10.87%) CI/CD
27 123 (10.78%) ITIL
28 121 (10.60%) Citrix
29 110 (9.64%) Firewall

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
1 193 (16.91%) SharePoint
2 65 (5.70%) MS Exchange
3 41 (3.59%) Skype for Business
4 36 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2013
5 31 (2.72%) IIS
6 18 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
7 15 (1.31%) Confluence
8 14 (1.23%) Apache
8 14 (1.23%) nginx
9 10 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
10 9 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.44%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.35%) Drupal
12 4 (0.35%) WordPress
13 3 (0.26%) Apache Pig
13 3 (0.26%) CMS
13 3 (0.26%) IBM Domino
13 3 (0.26%) Mailman
13 3 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.26%) Traefik
Applications
1 60 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.49%) MS Visio
3 16 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
4 14 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.088%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.088%) Autodesk Inventor
6 1 (0.088%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 22 (1.93%) Sentinel
2 17 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.61%) Markit EDM
3 7 (0.61%) thinkFolio
4 3 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.26%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.18%) assyst
5 2 (0.18%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.088%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.088%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 1,133 (99.30%) Azure
2 541 (47.41%) Microsoft 365
3 160 (14.02%) IaaS
4 155 (13.58%) AWS
5 134 (11.74%) PaaS
6 94 (8.24%) SaaS
7 90 (7.89%) OneDrive
8 77 (6.75%) Azure Monitor
9 76 (6.66%) Power Platform
10 47 (4.12%) Azure Logic Apps
11 46 (4.03%) Serverless
12 45 (3.94%) Azure Sentinel
13 38 (3.33%) Azure Key Vault
13 38 (3.33%) Power Automate
14 36 (3.16%) Azure Service Bus
15 31 (2.72%) PowerApps
16 30 (2.63%) Azure Storage
17 28 (2.45%) GCP
18 27 (2.37%) Azure Cosmos DB
18 27 (2.37%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 173 (15.16%) DNS
2 110 (9.64%) Firewall
3 106 (9.29%) DHCP
4 52 (4.56%) VPN
5 46 (4.03%) WAN
6 41 (3.59%) Skype
7 38 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
8 36 (3.16%) LAN
8 36 (3.16%) Network Security
9 29 (2.54%) TCP/IP
10 26 (2.28%) Remote Desktop
11 22 (1.93%) SAN
12 20 (1.75%) Internet
13 19 (1.67%) Wireless
14 17 (1.49%) VLAN
15 16 (1.40%) Reverse Proxy
15 16 (1.40%) SSL
16 14 (1.23%) Kerberos
17 12 (1.05%) DKIM
17 12 (1.05%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (11.48%) SQL Server
2 43 (3.77%) Power BI
3 40 (3.51%) Azure SQL Database
4 22 (1.93%) Amazon RDS
5 17 (1.49%) Data Lake
6 15 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (0.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 9 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (0.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 8 (0.70%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 7 (0.61%) MongoDB
10 7 (0.61%) MySQL
10 7 (0.61%) NoSQL
11 6 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.44%) Big Data
13 4 (0.35%) Amazon Redshift
13 4 (0.35%) Metadata
13 4 (0.35%) Redis
13 4 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 53 (4.65%) Jenkins
2 41 (3.59%) Git (software)
3 32 (2.80%) JIRA
4 24 (2.10%) SonarQube
5 17 (1.49%) TeamCity
6 15 (1.31%) Cucumber
6 15 (1.31%) Robot Framework
6 15 (1.31%) Selenium
6 15 (1.31%) Visual Studio Team System
7 14 (1.23%) Sonatype Nexus
8 10 (0.88%) GitLab
9 9 (0.79%) Gradle
9 9 (0.79%) Maven
10 6 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (0.44%) Bitbucket
12 4 (0.35%) MSI
13 3 (0.26%) Qt Creator
14 2 (0.18%) ERwin
14 2 (0.18%) Rational Performance Tester
14 2 (0.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 203 (17.79%) Social Skills
2 175 (15.34%) Finance
3 100 (8.76%) Public Sector
4 69 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
5 39 (3.42%) Banking
6 21 (1.84%) Front Office
6 21 (1.84%) Marketing
7 19 (1.67%) Advertising
7 19 (1.67%) Manufacturing
7 19 (1.67%) Presentation Skills
8 17 (1.49%) Legal
9 16 (1.40%) Documentation Skills
9 16 (1.40%) Law
10 15 (1.31%) Retail
10 15 (1.31%) Telecoms
11 14 (1.23%) Back Office
12 13 (1.14%) Electronics
12 13 (1.14%) Investment Banking
13 11 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
14 9 (0.79%) Billing
Job Titles
1 223 (19.54%) Architect
2 148 (12.97%) Azure Engineer
3 117 (10.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 108 (9.47%) Cloud Engineer
5 106 (9.29%) Consultant
6 90 (7.89%) Azure Architect
7 79 (6.92%) Analyst
8 69 (6.05%) Support Engineer
9 67 (5.87%) Developer
10 57 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 56 (4.91%) Cloud Architect
12 48 (4.21%) Active Directory Engineer
13 42 (3.68%) Applications Engineer
13 42 (3.68%) Solutions Architect
14 41 (3.59%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
15 39 (3.42%) DevOps Engineer
16 36 (3.16%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 36 (3.16%) Security Engineer
17 33 (2.89%) Azure Developer
18 32 (2.80%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (6.84%) .NET
2 50 (4.38%) JSON
3 43 (3.77%) .NET Core
4 38 (3.33%) OpenID
5 31 (2.72%) ARM Templates
6 29 (2.54%) .NET Framework
6 29 (2.54%) OAuth
7 28 (2.45%) HTML
8 27 (2.37%) Web Services
9 26 (2.28%) ASP.NET Web API
9 26 (2.28%) LDAP
10 25 (2.19%) ASP.NET
11 24 (2.10%) CSS
11 24 (2.10%) Microsoft Graph
11 24 (2.10%) SAML
12 22 (1.93%) YAML
13 21 (1.84%) Middleware
14 19 (1.67%) SailPoint
15 18 (1.58%) Node.js
15 18 (1.58%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 93 (8.15%) PKI
2 56 (4.91%) Cloud Native
3 49 (4.29%) Public Cloud
4 48 (4.21%) Management Information System
5 44 (3.86%) Replication
6 38 (3.33%) Data Centre
7 32 (2.80%) Data Protection Act
8 26 (2.28%) Greenfield Project
9 23 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
9 23 (2.02%) Hybrid Cloud
10 22 (1.93%) Clustering
10 22 (1.93%) Mobile App
11 21 (1.84%) User Experience
12 19 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
13 18 (1.58%) Linux Command Line
14 12 (1.05%) BYOD
15 11 (0.96%) Hedge funds
16 9 (0.79%) CCTV
17 7 (0.61%) NHS
18 6 (0.53%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 508 (44.52%) Windows
2 226 (19.81%) Windows Server
3 142 (12.45%) Windows 10
4 95 (8.33%) Linux
5 80 (7.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 55 (4.82%) Apple iOS
7 49 (4.29%) Android
8 48 (4.21%) Windows Server 2016
9 37 (3.24%) Windows Server 2019
10 32 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
11 31 (2.72%) Unix
12 24 (2.10%) Windows 7
13 23 (2.02%) VMS
14 18 (1.58%) Mac OS
15 14 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 7 (0.61%) HPUX
17 6 (0.53%) Mac OS X
18 5 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
19 4 (0.35%) Ubuntu
20 3 (0.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (20.33%) Migration
2 202 (17.70%) DevOps
3 165 (14.46%) Agile
4 142 (12.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 124 (10.87%) CI/CD
6 123 (10.78%) ITIL
7 104 (9.11%) Change Management
8 94 (8.24%) Identity Management
9 92 (8.06%) Identity Access Management
10 82 (7.19%) Analytics
11 79 (6.92%) Problem-Solving
12 72 (6.31%) RBAC
13 67 (5.87%) Infrastructure as Code
14 61 (5.35%) Incident Management
15 60 (5.26%) Scrum
16 54 (4.73%) Disaster Recovery
17 53 (4.65%) Cybersecurity
17 53 (4.65%) Information Security
18 52 (4.56%) Microservices
19 46 (4.03%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 375 (32.87%) PowerShell
2 188 (16.48%) SQL
3 72 (6.31%) Python
4 66 (5.78%) C#
5 44 (3.86%) JavaScript
6 35 (3.07%) Bash
7 19 (1.67%) T-SQL
8 13 (1.14%) Java
9 10 (0.88%) Shell Script
10 9 (0.79%) VBScript
11 7 (0.61%) VB
12 5 (0.44%) Bicep
12 5 (0.44%) Perl
12 5 (0.44%) PHP
13 4 (0.35%) C
13 4 (0.35%) R
13 4 (0.35%) Ruby
14 3 (0.26%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.26%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.18%) Ada
Qualifications
1 109 (9.55%) Security Cleared
2 96 (8.41%) SC Cleared
3 55 (4.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 40 (3.51%) MCSE
5 38 (3.33%) Degree
6 29 (2.54%) MCSA
7 26 (2.28%) Cisco Certification
8 25 (2.19%) CCNA
8 25 (2.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 20 (1.75%) MCP
10 18 (1.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 10 (0.88%) CISSP
12 8 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
12 8 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
14 4 (0.35%) AWS Certification
14 4 (0.35%) IIBA
15 3 (0.26%) CISM
15 3 (0.26%) DBS Check
15 3 (0.26%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (7.54%) SLA
2 35 (3.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (1.84%) QA
4 19 (1.67%) GDPR
5 14 (1.23%) NIST
6 12 (1.05%) NCSC
7 9 (0.79%) Accessibility
7 9 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 9 (0.79%) NIST 800
8 8 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials
9 7 (0.61%) PMO
10 6 (0.53%) GRC
11 5 (0.44%) COBIT
11 5 (0.44%) GxP
11 5 (0.44%) PCI DSS
12 3 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
12 3 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 3 (0.26%) PSD2
13 1 (0.088%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 981 (85.98%) Active Directory
2 164 (14.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 90 (7.89%) Hyper-V
4 63 (5.52%) Docker
5 58 (5.08%) vSphere
6 43 (3.77%) Virtual Desktop
7 32 (2.80%) XenApp
8 31 (2.72%) Virtual Machines
9 28 (2.45%) BitLocker
10 27 (2.37%) Microsoft App-V
11 16 (1.40%) XenDesktop
12 13 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
13 9 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
14 8 (0.70%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
15 5 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
16 4 (0.35%) NFS
17 3 (0.26%) IAG
18 2 (0.18%) Firmware
18 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 2 (0.18%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 291 (25.50%) Microsoft Intune
2 196 (17.18%) SCCM
3 154 (13.50%) Terraform
4 98 (8.59%) Kubernetes
5 91 (7.98%) Single Sign-On
6 77 (6.75%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 36 (3.16%) Ansible
8 23 (2.02%) Puppet
9 21 (1.84%) SCVMM
10 15 (1.31%) AirWatch
10 15 (1.31%) Microsoft Clustering
10 15 (1.31%) Netcool
10 15 (1.31%) SCOM
11 11 (0.96%) MIIS
12 10 (0.88%) WSUS
13 7 (0.61%) Control-M
13 7 (0.61%) Jamf Pro
13 7 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
13 7 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
13 7 (0.61%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 700 (61.35%) Microsoft
2 220 (19.28%) VMware
3 121 (10.60%) Citrix
4 54 (4.73%) Cisco
4 54 (4.73%) Oracle
5 34 (2.98%) ServiceNow
6 30 (2.63%) Databricks
6 30 (2.63%) SAP
7 28 (2.45%) Google
7 28 (2.45%) NetApp
8 25 (2.19%) HP
8 25 (2.19%) Okta
8 25 (2.19%) Splunk
9 22 (1.93%) Apple
10 21 (1.84%) McAfee
11 19 (1.67%) Dell
12 16 (1.40%) Palo Alto
13 15 (1.31%) AppDynamics
13 15 (1.31%) Symantec
14 14 (1.23%) IBM