Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 523 635 849
Rank change year-on-year +112 +214 +40
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 373 262 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.25% 0.038%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.24% 2.10% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 173 25
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £218 £226 £268
90th Percentile £575 £675 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £488 £425
% change year-on-year -7.69% +14.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
UK median hourly rate £16.63 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 - -

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 16645 12464 7473
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.19% 11.76% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11533 8574 5039
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.11% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £269 £275 £263
90th Percentile £625 £601 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 186 115
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.55 £21.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.45% -14.30% +20.22%
10th Percentile £11.10 £11.71 £10.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £56.75 £39.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year +5.51% -24.18% +28.57%

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 17 November 2017. 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 +95 349 £450 -1.10% 26
London +37 191 £463 +8.82% 12
UK excluding London +92 169 £450 -7.69% 17
South East +54 72 £410 -59.00% 7
North of England +56 31 £450 -14.29% 5
Midlands +26 31 £475 -5.00%
West Midlands +24 22 £475 +11.76%
North West +16 18 £450 -21.74% 3
Scotland +5 17 £550 +69.23% 2
Yorkshire +28 10 £463 -11.90% 2
South West +4 10 £438 -56.25% 2
East Midlands +4 9 £375 -62.50%
East of England -18 8 £450 -
North East - 3 £413 -

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Azure Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Azure Active Directory.

1 373 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 338 (90.62%) Active Directory
3 220 (58.98%) Office 365
4 208 (55.76%) Microsoft
5 187 (50.13%) Windows
6 121 (32.44%) PowerShell
7 113 (30.29%) Migration
8 94 (25.20%) Windows Server
9 74 (19.84%) Microsoft Intune
10 70 (18.77%) PaaS
11 66 (17.69%) Finance
12 59 (15.82%) Windows Server 2012
12 59 (15.82%) IaaS
13 58 (15.55%) SharePoint
14 57 (15.28%) MS Exchange
15 56 (15.01%) Windows 10
16 55 (14.75%) VMware
17 50 (13.40%) Skype
18 45 (12.06%) SQL
19 44 (11.80%) Microsoft Certification
20 42 (11.26%) Windows Server 2008
21 40 (10.72%) SCCM
22 37 (9.92%) ITIL
23 36 (9.65%) OneDrive
23 36 (9.65%) Exchange Server 2013
23 36 (9.65%) Skype for Business
24 34 (9.12%) Banking
25 33 (8.85%) Task Automation
26 32 (8.58%) Security Cleared
27 31 (8.31%) Agile Software Development

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 (15.55%) SharePoint
2 57 (15.28%) MS Exchange
3 36 (9.65%) Exchange Server 2013
3 36 (9.65%) Skype for Business
4 29 (7.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (2.95%) SharePoint 2013
7 10 (2.68%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (1.34%) IIS
9 5 (1.34%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (1.07%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.54%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.27%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.27%) Jetty
12 1 (0.27%) nginx
12 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.27%) Totara
Applications
1 22 (5.90%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.07%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.27%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 5 (1.34%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 373 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 220 (58.98%) Office 365
3 70 (18.77%) PaaS
4 59 (15.82%) IaaS
5 36 (9.65%) OneDrive
6 29 (7.77%) SaaS
7 24 (6.43%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (1.07%) Azure Data Factory
8 4 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.07%) Yammer
9 3 (0.80%) GitHub
9 3 (0.80%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.80%) Serverless
10 2 (0.54%) Azure Machine Learning
10 2 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.27%) AWS CloudTrail
11 1 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.27%) Slack
11 1 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 50 (13.40%) Skype
2 31 (8.31%) VPN
3 30 (8.04%) DNS
4 23 (6.17%) Firewall
4 23 (6.17%) WAN
5 18 (4.83%) LAN
6 16 (4.29%) Wi-Fi
7 15 (4.02%) DHCP
7 15 (4.02%) SAN
8 11 (2.95%) Network Security
9 9 (2.41%) Wireless
10 8 (2.14%) VLAN
11 7 (1.88%) TCP/IP
12 5 (1.34%) LDAP
12 5 (1.34%) Reverse Proxy
13 4 (1.07%) Cisco Wireless
13 4 (1.07%) PBX
14 3 (0.80%) VoIP
14 3 (0.80%) Wireshark
14 3 (0.80%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (6.43%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.36%) Azure SQL Database
3 7 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.07%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.80%) HDInsight
5 3 (0.80%) Power BI
5 3 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.54%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.54%) Big Data
6 2 (0.54%) Blockchain
6 2 (0.54%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.54%) Redis
6 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.27%) Bigtable
7 1 (0.27%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 14 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (2.68%) Visual Studio Team System
3 9 (2.41%) Jenkins
3 9 (2.41%) Visual Studio
4 5 (1.34%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (0.80%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.54%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.27%) Babel
7 1 (0.27%) Bower
7 1 (0.27%) Gradle
7 1 (0.27%) Grunt
7 1 (0.27%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.27%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.27%) Mocha
7 1 (0.27%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.27%) Selenium
General
1 66 (17.69%) Finance
2 34 (9.12%) Banking
3 12 (3.22%) Advertising
4 7 (1.88%) Marketing
4 7 (1.88%) Retail
5 5 (1.34%) Publishing
6 4 (1.07%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.80%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.80%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.54%) Electronics
9 1 (0.27%) Law
9 1 (0.27%) Legal
9 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.27%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 113 (30.29%) Consultant
2 73 (19.57%) Architect
3 61 (16.35%) Azure Consultant
4 37 (9.92%) Office 365 Consultant
5 35 (9.38%) Active Directory Consultant
6 32 (8.58%) Azure Architect
7 27 (7.24%) Analyst
7 27 (7.24%) Azure Engineer
8 26 (6.97%) Windows Engineer
9 24 (6.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 22 (5.90%) Office 365 Engineer
10 22 (5.90%) Solutions Architect
11 19 (5.09%) Active Directory Specialist
12 18 (4.83%) Administrator
13 17 (4.56%) Technical Consultant
14 15 (4.02%) Support Engineer
15 13 (3.49%) Systems Engineer
16 12 (3.22%) Cloud Engineer
16 12 (3.22%) Server Engineer
16 12 (3.22%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (7.24%) .NET
2 21 (5.63%) JSON
3 19 (5.09%) .NET Framework
4 17 (4.56%) ASP.NET
5 14 (3.75%) REST
6 12 (3.22%) HTML
6 12 (3.22%) XML
7 11 (2.95%) Web Services
8 10 (2.68%) ASP.NET Web API
9 9 (2.41%) WAP
10 7 (1.88%) HTML5
10 7 (1.88%) RESTful
10 7 (1.88%) SOAP
11 6 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (1.61%) CSS
11 6 (1.61%) CSS3
12 5 (1.34%) Entity Framework
12 5 (1.34%) Java EE
12 5 (1.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 4 (1.07%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.17%) Data Centre
2 21 (5.63%) Mobile App
3 15 (4.02%) PKI
4 10 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (2.68%) Virtual Team
5 7 (1.88%) Replication
6 6 (1.61%) Blackberry
6 6 (1.61%) Fat Client
6 6 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (1.61%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.61%) Thin Client
7 5 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.34%) Fintech
7 5 (1.34%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.07%) Social Media
9 3 (0.80%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.80%) User Experience
10 2 (0.54%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.54%) Clustering
10 2 (0.54%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 187 (50.13%) Windows
2 94 (25.20%) Windows Server
3 59 (15.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 56 (15.01%) Windows 10
5 42 (11.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (5.90%) Android
7 20 (5.36%) Apple iOS
7 20 (5.36%) Windows 7
8 18 (4.83%) Linux
9 13 (3.49%) Windows Mobile
10 8 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (1.88%) Windows 8
11 7 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (1.34%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.54%) CentOS
13 2 (0.54%) SUSE
13 2 (0.54%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.54%) VMS
13 2 (0.54%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (30.29%) Migration
2 37 (9.92%) ITIL
3 33 (8.85%) Task Automation
4 31 (8.31%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (6.97%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 22 (5.90%) Identity Management
7 19 (5.09%) DevOps
8 17 (4.56%) Mobile Device Management
8 17 (4.56%) Presales
9 16 (4.29%) Identity Access Management
10 15 (4.02%) Service Management
11 12 (3.22%) Strategic Thinking
11 12 (3.22%) TOGAF
12 11 (2.95%) Application Packaging
12 11 (2.95%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (2.68%) Change Management
13 10 (2.68%) Coaching
13 10 (2.68%) Collaborative Working
13 10 (2.68%) MVC
13 10 (2.68%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 121 (32.44%) PowerShell
2 45 (12.06%) SQL
3 25 (6.70%) C#
4 8 (2.14%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.61%) Java
6 5 (1.34%) Ruby
7 4 (1.07%) VBScript
8 3 (0.80%) Scala
9 2 (0.54%) TypeScript
9 2 (0.54%) XPath
10 1 (0.27%) C
10 1 (0.27%) Python
10 1 (0.27%) R
10 1 (0.27%) VB
10 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 44 (11.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (8.58%) Security Cleared
3 30 (8.04%) MCSE
4 27 (7.24%) SC Cleared
5 24 (6.43%) MCSA
6 22 (5.90%) Degree
7 9 (2.41%) MCITP
7 9 (2.41%) MCTS
8 5 (1.34%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.80%) CCNP
10 3 (0.80%) MCP
11 2 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.54%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.54%) HND
11 2 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.54%) MCSD
11 2 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.27%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.88%) QA
2 3 (0.80%) COBIT
2 3 (0.80%) GDPR
2 3 (0.80%) SLA
3 2 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.27%) FedRAMP
4 1 (0.27%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.27%) PMO
4 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 338 (90.62%) Active Directory
2 22 (5.90%) Hyper-V
3 18 (4.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (4.02%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (3.49%) vSphere
6 10 (2.68%) DFS Replication
7 9 (2.41%) BitLocker
8 7 (1.88%) Docker
9 5 (1.34%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (1.34%) XenApp
10 3 (0.80%) UAG
10 3 (0.80%) XenServer
11 2 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.27%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 74 (19.84%) Microsoft Intune
2 40 (10.72%) SCCM
3 14 (3.75%) Puppet
3 14 (3.75%) SCOM
4 13 (3.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 10 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (2.14%) AirWatch
6 8 (2.14%) Ansible
7 5 (1.34%) Failover Clustering
7 5 (1.34%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (1.07%) WSUS
9 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 3 (0.80%) Nagios
9 3 (0.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (0.80%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.27%) HP Data Protector
11 1 (0.27%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 208 (55.76%) Microsoft
2 55 (14.75%) VMware
3 21 (5.63%) Citrix
4 19 (5.09%) NetApp
5 18 (4.83%) Cisco
6 13 (3.49%) HP
6 13 (3.49%) Samsung
7 9 (2.41%) Symantec
8 8 (2.14%) Dell
8 8 (2.14%) Mercator
9 7 (1.88%) Splunk
10 6 (1.61%) Veeam
11 5 (1.34%) Avaya
11 5 (1.34%) BMC
11 5 (1.34%) CheckPoint
11 5 (1.34%) McAfee
11 5 (1.34%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.34%) Remedy
12 4 (1.07%) Lotus
12 4 (1.07%) Qualys