Period
to 16 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North of England 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 16 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)
England > North of England
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 246 276 320
Rank change year-on-year +30 +44 +34
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 74 30 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 0.61% 0.27% 0.26%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.82% 1.97% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 20 28
North of England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £361 £291
90th Percentile £635 £615 £675
England median daily rate £463 £463 £474
% change year-on-year - -2.37% +8.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.75 -
% change year-on-year -4.48% - -

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 the North of England with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
North of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 2,628 1,522 1,445
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 21.51% 13.54% 10.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,767 1,055 978
North of England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £275 £213 £275
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 10 33
North of England median hourly rate £17.43 £20.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.93% +30.65% -44.14%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.20 £10.65
90th Percentile £35.30 £57.83 £54.20
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -12.20%

Azure Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure Active Directory in the North of England

Azure Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure Active Directory in the North of England

Azure Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure Active Directory in the North of England over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure Active Directory in the North of England

Azure Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in the North of England

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 North of England region over the 6 months to 16 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
North West +27 53 £475 -5.00% 11
Yorkshire -7 15 £400 -11.11% 5
North East -6 6 £513 +17.14% 6
Azure Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 16 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 North of England region with a requirement for Azure Active Directory.

1 74 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 59 (79.73%) Active Directory
3 38 (51.35%) Office 365
4 33 (44.59%) Microsoft
5 24 (32.43%) SQL
6 20 (27.03%) PowerShell
7 18 (24.32%) Windows
8 13 (17.57%) DNS
8 13 (17.57%) Migration
9 12 (16.22%) MS Exchange
9 12 (16.22%) Skype for Business
9 12 (16.22%) Exchange Server 2010
9 12 (16.22%) Skype
9 12 (16.22%) Windows Server
10 11 (14.86%) SharePoint
10 11 (14.86%) DHCP
11 10 (13.51%) IaaS
11 10 (13.51%) Security Cleared
12 9 (12.16%) Visual Studio Team System
12 9 (12.16%) Microservices
12 9 (12.16%) .NET
12 9 (12.16%) VMware
12 9 (12.16%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (10.81%) Finance
13 8 (10.81%) VPN
13 8 (10.81%) Dell
13 8 (10.81%) DevOps
13 8 (10.81%) SaaS
14 7 (9.46%) PaaS
14 7 (9.46%) VMware Infrastructure

Azure Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England 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 12 (16.22%) Exchange Server 2010
1 12 (16.22%) MS Exchange
1 12 (16.22%) Skype for Business
2 11 (14.86%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.70%) Confluence
4 2 (2.70%) IIS
5 1 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (9.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.70%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 74 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (51.35%) Office 365
3 10 (13.51%) IaaS
4 8 (10.81%) SaaS
5 7 (9.46%) PaaS
6 6 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (6.76%) Boomi
8 4 (5.41%) Azure Functions
8 4 (5.41%) OneDrive
8 4 (5.41%) Serverless
9 3 (4.05%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (1.35%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.57%) DNS
2 12 (16.22%) Skype
3 11 (14.86%) DHCP
4 8 (10.81%) VPN
5 7 (9.46%) Firewall
5 7 (9.46%) LAN
5 7 (9.46%) WAN
6 3 (4.05%) DMZ
6 3 (4.05%) SMTP
7 1 (1.35%) Intranet
7 1 (1.35%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.35%) Kerberos
7 1 (1.35%) Network Security
7 1 (1.35%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.35%) SAN
7 1 (1.35%) SSL
7 1 (1.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.76%) Power BI
2 3 (4.05%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (12.16%) Visual Studio Team System
2 6 (8.11%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.70%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.70%) JIRA
4 1 (1.35%) MSI
General
1 8 (10.81%) Finance
2 5 (6.76%) Retail
3 2 (2.70%) Back Office
3 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.35%) Banking
4 1 (1.35%) Billing
4 1 (1.35%) Electronics
4 1 (1.35%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.35%) Law
4 1 (1.35%) Local Government
4 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (22.97%) Consultant
2 11 (14.86%) Administrator
2 11 (14.86%) Azure Engineer
3 9 (12.16%) Architect
4 8 (10.81%) Active Directory Consultant
4 8 (10.81%) Azure Consultant
5 6 (8.11%) Senior Windows Administrator
5 6 (8.11%) Windows Administrator
6 5 (6.76%) Developer
6 5 (6.76%) Office 365 Administrator
6 5 (6.76%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.41%) .NET Developer
7 4 (5.41%) Applications Consultant
7 4 (5.41%) Azure Developer
7 4 (5.41%) Office 365 Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Support Engineer
9 2 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 2 (2.70%) AWS DevOps
9 2 (2.70%) Cloud Consultant
9 2 (2.70%) Office 365 Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.16%) .NET
2 7 (9.46%) JSON
3 5 (6.76%) Web Services
3 5 (6.76%) XML
4 4 (5.41%) Node.js
5 3 (4.05%) REST
6 2 (2.70%) ADO
7 1 (1.35%) .NET Core
7 1 (1.35%) CSS
7 1 (1.35%) HTML
7 1 (1.35%) jQuery
7 1 (1.35%) OAuth
7 1 (1.35%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.11%) Fat Client
1 6 (8.11%) Thin Client
2 5 (6.76%) Mobile App
2 5 (6.76%) PKI
2 5 (6.76%) YubiKey
3 3 (4.05%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (4.05%) User Experience
4 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.35%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.35%) Life Science
5 1 (1.35%) NHS
5 1 (1.35%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.35%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 18 (24.32%) Windows
2 12 (16.22%) Windows Server
3 7 (9.46%) Windows 10
4 6 (8.11%) Windows 7
5 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.35%) Android
7 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.35%) Linux
7 1 (1.35%) Unix
7 1 (1.35%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.57%) Migration
2 9 (12.16%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (12.16%) Microservices
3 8 (10.81%) DevOps
4 7 (9.46%) CRM
5 6 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (6.76%) Data Management
6 5 (6.76%) Identity Access Management
6 5 (6.76%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 5 (6.76%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 4 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (5.41%) Privileged Access Management
7 4 (5.41%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (5.41%) SOA
8 3 (4.05%) Data Protection
8 3 (4.05%) Email Filtering
8 3 (4.05%) Information Security
8 3 (4.05%) ITIL
8 3 (4.05%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (2.70%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 24 (32.43%) SQL
2 20 (27.03%) PowerShell
3 7 (9.46%) C#
4 4 (5.41%) Java
5 2 (2.70%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (13.51%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.46%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.70%) CISSP
4 1 (1.35%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 1 (1.35%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.35%) CCSP
4 1 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.35%) CISM
4 1 (1.35%) Degree
4 1 (1.35%) MCP
4 1 (1.35%) MCSA
4 1 (1.35%) MCSE
4 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 59 (79.73%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.11%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (6.76%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (5.41%) Docker
6 1 (1.35%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.35%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (8.11%) Kubernetes
1 6 (8.11%) Single Sign-On
1 6 (8.11%) vCenter Server
2 5 (6.76%) WSUS
3 3 (4.05%) Ansible
3 3 (4.05%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (4.05%) SCCM
3 3 (4.05%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (4.05%) Terraform
4 2 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (2.70%) SCOM
5 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.35%) MIIS
5 1 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.35%) Puppet
5 1 (1.35%) vRealize
Vendors
1 33 (44.59%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.16%) VMware
3 8 (10.81%) Dell
4 7 (9.46%) Citrix
5 5 (6.76%) Clearswift
5 5 (6.76%) McAfee
5 5 (6.76%) Teradici
6 3 (4.05%) Cisco
6 3 (4.05%) Splunk
6 3 (4.05%) Symantec
6 3 (4.05%) Trustwave
7 2 (2.70%) Google
7 2 (2.70%) IronPort
8 1 (1.35%) EMC
8 1 (1.35%) Remedy
8 1 (1.35%) SAP
8 1 (1.35%) Twitter
8 1 (1.35%) Veeam