Period
to 20 April 2019

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 20 April 2019 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
20 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 238 294 293
Rank change year-on-year +56 -1 +43
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 84 31 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 0.72% 0.26% 0.16%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.97% 1.64% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 23 15
North of England median daily rate £450 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +26.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £263 £330 £291
90th Percentile £581 £563 £523
England median daily rate £450 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year -15.00% - -

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 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 2,825 1,892 1,279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 24.17% 16.04% 11.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,948 1,282 871
North of England median daily rate £463 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £275 £289 £263
90th Percentile £623 £588 £575
England median daily rate £500 £480 £458
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.92% +1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 35 20
North of England median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -18.31% +14.52%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.54 £10.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £44.10 £50.53
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.96
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.49% -7.51%

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 20 April 2019.

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 20 April 2019. 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 +21 43 £450 -5.26% 1
North East +15 21 £500 +25.00%
Yorkshire +23 20 £450 +2.86% 2
Azure Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 2019, 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 83 (98.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 70 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 30 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 30 (35.71%) Office 365
4 25 (29.76%) Docker
4 25 (29.76%) Kubernetes
4 25 (29.76%) SQL
5 23 (27.38%) Windows
6 22 (26.19%) .NET
7 21 (25.00%) Migration
7 21 (25.00%) Microservices
7 21 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
8 20 (23.81%) C#
9 19 (22.62%) Business Intelligence
10 18 (21.43%) PaaS
10 18 (21.43%) IaaS
11 17 (20.24%) PowerShell
11 17 (20.24%) SharePoint
12 16 (19.05%) CRM
12 16 (19.05%) Dynamics CRM
12 16 (19.05%) JIRA
12 16 (19.05%) Visual Studio Team System
12 16 (19.05%) Confluence
12 16 (19.05%) DevOps
12 16 (19.05%) Power BI
13 15 (17.86%) Serverless
13 15 (17.86%) Azure Functions
14 14 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
15 13 (15.48%) Git (software)
16 12 (14.29%) Ansible

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 17 (20.24%) SharePoint
2 16 (19.05%) Confluence
3 9 (10.71%) Skype for Business
4 7 (8.33%) MS Exchange
5 5 (5.95%) IIS
6 4 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 16 (19.05%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 83 (98.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (35.71%) Office 365
3 21 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (21.43%) IaaS
4 18 (21.43%) PaaS
5 15 (17.86%) Azure Functions
5 15 (17.86%) Serverless
6 10 (11.90%) SaaS
7 7 (8.33%) Boomi
7 7 (8.33%) OneDrive
8 2 (2.38%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (2.38%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 2 (2.38%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (1.19%) Basecamp
9 1 (1.19%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (1.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.29%) Skype
2 7 (8.33%) DHCP
2 7 (8.33%) DNS
2 7 (8.33%) Firewall
2 7 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 5 (5.95%) VPN
4 3 (3.57%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (3.57%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (19.05%) Power BI
2 10 (11.90%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.57%) Cosmos DB
3 3 (3.57%) HSQLDB
3 3 (3.57%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.57%) Redis
4 2 (2.38%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (2.38%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 16 (19.05%) JIRA
1 16 (19.05%) Visual Studio Team System
2 13 (15.48%) Git (software)
3 9 (10.71%) Jenkins
4 7 (8.33%) GitLab
5 6 (7.14%) MSI
6 3 (3.57%) Cucumber
6 3 (3.57%) git-flow
6 3 (3.57%) JMeter
6 3 (3.57%) JUnit
6 3 (3.57%) Selenium
7 1 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (9.52%) Retail
2 7 (8.33%) Finance
3 5 (5.95%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.38%) Banking
4 2 (2.38%) Electronics
4 2 (2.38%) Local Government
4 2 (2.38%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.38%) Marketing
5 1 (1.19%) Advertising
5 1 (1.19%) Back Office
5 1 (1.19%) Games
5 1 (1.19%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 18 (21.43%) Architect
2 13 (15.48%) Developer
3 12 (14.29%) Consultant
4 9 (10.71%) Azure Developer
4 9 (10.71%) Office 365 Engineer
5 8 (9.52%) Azure Consultant
5 8 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (8.33%) .NET Developer
6 7 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (7.14%) AWS DevOps
7 6 (7.14%) Azure Engineer
8 5 (5.95%) Active Directory Consultant
8 5 (5.95%) Applications Consultant
8 5 (5.95%) Network Architect
9 4 (4.76%) Applications Developer
9 4 (4.76%) C# Developer
9 4 (4.76%) Network Engineer
9 4 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
10 3 (3.57%) Cloud Consultant
10 3 (3.57%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (26.19%) .NET
2 11 (13.10%) ADO
2 11 (13.10%) JSON
3 8 (9.52%) Node.js
4 7 (8.33%) Web Services
4 7 (8.33%) XML
5 4 (4.76%) REST
5 4 (4.76%) WAP
6 3 (3.57%) AngularJS
6 3 (3.57%) hapi
6 3 (3.57%) Hibernate
6 3 (3.57%) jQuery
6 3 (3.57%) React
6 3 (3.57%) Spring Boot
7 2 (2.38%) .NET Core
8 1 (1.19%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (7.14%) Private Cloud
1 6 (7.14%) Public Cloud
1 6 (7.14%) User Experience
2 2 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (2.38%) NHS
3 1 (1.19%) BYOD
3 1 (1.19%) EMC VNX
3 1 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.19%) Online Games
3 1 (1.19%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 23 (27.38%) Windows
2 9 (10.71%) Android
3 6 (7.14%) Apple iOS
3 6 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.57%) Linux
4 3 (3.57%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.38%) Unix
6 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.00%) Microservices
1 21 (25.00%) Migration
2 19 (22.62%) Business Intelligence
3 16 (19.05%) CRM
3 16 (19.05%) DevOps
4 14 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (9.52%) Information Security
6 7 (8.33%) Data Management
6 7 (8.33%) ITIL
6 7 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
7 6 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (7.14%) High Availability
7 6 (7.14%) Identity Access Management
7 6 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (5.95%) Capacity Management
8 5 (5.95%) Coaching
8 5 (5.95%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (5.95%) Load Balancing
8 5 (5.95%) Planning and Forecasting
8 5 (5.95%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 25 (29.76%) SQL
2 20 (23.81%) C#
3 17 (20.24%) PowerShell
4 8 (9.52%) Java
5 5 (5.95%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.38%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.95%) Degree
4 3 (3.57%) CISSP
4 3 (3.57%) MCSE
4 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.38%) AWS Certification
5 2 (2.38%) CISM
5 2 (2.38%) MCP
5 2 (2.38%) MCSA
6 1 (1.19%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.19%) CCSP
6 1 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.19%) RHCE
6 1 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.57%) QA
2 1 (1.19%) PMO
2 1 (1.19%) SLA
System Software
1 70 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 25 (29.76%) Docker
3 7 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.19%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 25 (29.76%) Kubernetes
2 12 (14.29%) Ansible
2 12 (14.29%) Terraform
3 10 (11.90%) Microsoft Intune
4 7 (8.33%) SCCM
5 5 (5.95%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (4.76%) Jamf Pro
7 2 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (2.38%) Puppet
8 1 (1.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (1.19%) MIIS
8 1 (1.19%) vCenter Server
8 1 (1.19%) vRealize
Vendors
1 30 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 11 (13.10%) VMware
3 10 (11.90%) Cisco
4 9 (10.71%) Citrix
5 7 (8.33%) Dell
6 5 (5.95%) IronPort
7 3 (3.57%) Google
8 2 (2.38%) SAP
9 1 (1.19%) Ivanti
9 1 (1.19%) NetApp
9 1 (1.19%) Oracle
9 1 (1.19%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.19%) Synology
9 1 (1.19%) Twitter
9 1 (1.19%) Veeam