Period
to 12 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 12 December 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)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 89 92
Rank change year-on-year +11 +3 -
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 17 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.37% 0.37% 0.51%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.57% 2.44% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 4
Cheshire median daily rate £363 £525 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.95% -19.23% -
10th Percentile £281 £398 £590
90th Percentile £613 £628 £684
North West median daily rate £475 £488 £450
% change year-on-year -2.56% +8.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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 advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 372 205 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 29.90% 15.33% 10.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 147 94
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £475 £436
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.79% +8.88% +6.40%
10th Percentile £263 £280 £274
90th Percentile £575 £588 £621
North West median daily rate £450 £431 £425
% change year-on-year +4.35% +1.47% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 0 2
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 - £12.75
10th Percentile £17.44 - £11.43
90th Percentile £40.26 - £13.68
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £12.75
% change year-on-year -12.50% +56.86% -57.77%

Azure Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Azure Active Directory as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Azure Active Directory in Cheshire

Azure Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure Active Directory in Cheshire

Azure Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure Active Directory in Cheshire over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure Active Directory in Cheshire

Azure Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 6 months to 12 December 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
Warrington - 8 £325 - 2
Wilmslow - 5 - -
Knutsford - 3 - -
Crewe - 1 £575 - 1
Azure Active Directory
North West

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Azure Active Directory.

1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (88.24%) Active Directory
3 11 (64.71%) MS Exchange
3 11 (64.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (64.71%) Office 365
4 10 (58.82%) SQL
5 8 (47.06%) Windows
5 8 (47.06%) Windows Server
6 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
7 6 (35.29%) McAfee
8 5 (29.41%) DHCP
8 5 (29.41%) DNS
8 5 (29.41%) Dell
8 5 (29.41%) Thin Client
8 5 (29.41%) LAN
8 5 (29.41%) WAN
8 5 (29.41%) Clearswift
8 5 (29.41%) VMware
8 5 (29.41%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
8 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
8 5 (29.41%) WSUS
8 5 (29.41%) Fat Client
8 5 (29.41%) Teradici
8 5 (29.41%) Windows 10
8 5 (29.41%) vCenter Server
9 4 (23.53%) SaaS
9 4 (23.53%) IaaS

Azure Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 11 (64.71%) Exchange Server 2010
1 11 (64.71%) MS Exchange
2 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (17.65%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (64.71%) Office 365
3 4 (23.53%) IaaS
3 4 (23.53%) SaaS
4 2 (11.76%) Boomi
4 2 (11.76%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) DHCP
1 5 (29.41%) DNS
1 5 (29.41%) LAN
1 5 (29.41%) WAN
2 3 (17.65%) DMZ
2 3 (17.65%) Firewall
2 3 (17.65%) Skype
2 3 (17.65%) SMTP
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (17.65%) Back Office
2 2 (11.76%) Finance
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Administrator
2 5 (29.41%) Senior Windows Administrator
2 5 (29.41%) Windows Administrator
3 3 (17.65%) Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Office 365 Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Azure Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Azure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Messaging Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Messaging Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Office 365 Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Product Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Product Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) JSON
1 2 (11.76%) Node.js
1 2 (11.76%) Web Services
1 2 (11.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Fat Client
1 5 (29.41%) Thin Client
2 3 (17.65%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
1 8 (47.06%) Windows Server
2 5 (29.41%) Windows 10
2 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
2 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Data Protection
1 3 (17.65%) Email Filtering
1 3 (17.65%) Kalman Filter
1 3 (17.65%) Migration
2 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (11.76%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (11.76%) Data Management
2 2 (11.76%) Microservices
2 2 (11.76%) SOA
3 1 (5.88%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (5.88%) Identity Management
3 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
3 1 (5.88%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) SQL
2 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
3 2 (11.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 15 (88.24%) Active Directory
2 5 (29.41%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (17.65%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) vCenter Server
1 5 (29.41%) WSUS
2 3 (17.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 3 (17.65%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (17.65%) SCCM
2 3 (17.65%) SCOM
2 3 (17.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (5.88%) MIIS
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) McAfee
3 5 (29.41%) Clearswift
3 5 (29.41%) Dell
3 5 (29.41%) Teradici
3 5 (29.41%) VMware
4 3 (17.65%) Splunk
4 3 (17.65%) Symantec
4 3 (17.65%) Trustwave