Period
to 26 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 26 June 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 West
6 months to
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 152 189 183
Rank change year-on-year +37 -6 +36
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 43 33 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.83% 0.56% 0.31%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.19% 3.17% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 21 8
North West median daily rate £449 £475 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.53% +15.15% -58.75%
10th Percentile £250 £325 £283
90th Percentile £566 £538 £465
England median daily rate £468 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +4.00% - -4.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £21.00 £17.30 £16.50
% change year-on-year +21.39% +4.85% -

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 West with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1,348 1,040 665
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 26.07% 17.55% 12.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 913 652 441
North West median daily rate £463 £427 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.44% +3.39% -4.07%
10th Percentile £294 £275 £220
90th Percentile £625 £598 £588
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 32 19
North West median hourly rate £16.75 £15.00 £22.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.67% -34.50% +57.93%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.50 £9.85
90th Percentile £28.35 £54.50 £67.40
England median hourly rate £23.98 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +19.89% +5.26% -3.11%

Azure Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure Active Directory in the North West

Azure Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure Active Directory in the North West

Azure Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure Active Directory in the North West over the 6 months to 26 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure Active Directory in the North West

Azure Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 6 months to 26 June 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
Manchester +31 33 £445 +3.49%
Lancashire - 9 £448 -
Cheshire +11 1 £550 +57.14%
Azure Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 West region with a requirement for Azure Active Directory.

1 43 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (97.67%) Active Directory
3 23 (53.49%) Windows
3 23 (53.49%) Office 365
4 17 (39.53%) Microsoft
5 16 (37.21%) Migration
6 12 (27.91%) Power Platform
7 11 (25.58%) Power BI
7 11 (25.58%) Microservices
7 11 (25.58%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (25.58%) C#
7 11 (25.58%) .NET
8 10 (23.26%) CRM
8 10 (23.26%) VMware
8 10 (23.26%) Dynamics CRM
8 10 (23.26%) PaaS
8 10 (23.26%) Visual Studio Team System
8 10 (23.26%) Kubernetes
8 10 (23.26%) IaaS
8 10 (23.26%) Docker
8 10 (23.26%) Azure Functions
8 10 (23.26%) Serverless
9 9 (20.93%) Android
9 9 (20.93%) Citrix
10 8 (18.60%) ADO
11 7 (16.28%) SharePoint
11 7 (16.28%) TCP/IP
11 7 (16.28%) VPN
11 7 (16.28%) Apple iOS
11 7 (16.28%) Amazon AWS

Azure Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 7 (16.28%) SharePoint
2 5 (11.63%) IIS
3 2 (4.65%) Apache
3 2 (4.65%) Umbraco
4 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (23.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 43 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (53.49%) Office 365
3 12 (27.91%) Power Platform
4 10 (23.26%) Azure Functions
4 10 (23.26%) IaaS
4 10 (23.26%) PaaS
4 10 (23.26%) Serverless
5 7 (16.28%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (13.95%) OneDrive
7 2 (4.65%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 2 (4.65%) PowerApps
8 1 (2.33%) Boomi
8 1 (2.33%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Flow
8 1 (2.33%) Mimecast
8 1 (2.33%) SaaS
8 1 (2.33%) ShareGate
8 1 (2.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.28%) TCP/IP
1 7 (16.28%) VPN
2 5 (11.63%) DHCP
2 5 (11.63%) DNS
3 3 (6.98%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (4.65%) Firewall
4 2 (4.65%) Skype
5 1 (2.33%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (2.33%) CTI
5 1 (2.33%) Intranet
5 1 (2.33%) LAN
5 1 (2.33%) MPLS
5 1 (2.33%) PBX
5 1 (2.33%) VoIP
5 1 (2.33%) VSAN
5 1 (2.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.58%) Power BI
2 3 (6.98%) MS Access
3 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (23.26%) Visual Studio Team System
2 6 (13.95%) MSI
3 3 (6.98%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.65%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (9.30%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.98%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Retail
3 1 (2.33%) Electronics
3 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (27.91%) Architect
2 11 (25.58%) Consultant
3 6 (13.95%) Developer
4 5 (11.63%) Network Architect
4 5 (11.63%) Technical Architect
5 4 (9.30%) Azure Consultant
5 4 (9.30%) Azure Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Active Directory Consultant
6 3 (6.98%) Azure Architect
6 3 (6.98%) C# Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Identity and Access Management Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Identity Management Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Office 365 Architect
6 3 (6.98%) Office 365 Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) .NET Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Active Directory Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Applications Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Security Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.58%) .NET
2 8 (18.60%) ADO
3 3 (6.98%) JSON
4 2 (4.65%) Web Services
5 1 (2.33%) CSS
5 1 (2.33%) HTML
5 1 (2.33%) jQuery
5 1 (2.33%) Node.js
5 1 (2.33%) SailPoint
5 1 (2.33%) WF
5 1 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Public Cloud
2 6 (13.95%) Private Cloud
3 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.98%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (4.65%) Mobile App
5 2 (4.65%) PKI
5 2 (4.65%) Replication
5 2 (4.65%) User Experience
6 1 (2.33%) BYOD
6 1 (2.33%) Clustering
6 1 (2.33%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.33%) Life Science
6 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (53.49%) Windows
2 9 (20.93%) Android
3 7 (16.28%) Apple iOS
4 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (9.30%) Windows 10
6 3 (6.98%) Windows 7
6 3 (6.98%) Windows Server
6 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (4.65%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (37.21%) Migration
2 11 (25.58%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (25.58%) Microservices
3 10 (23.26%) CRM
4 7 (16.28%) Technical Architecture
5 6 (13.95%) Architectural Design
5 6 (13.95%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (13.95%) High Availability
5 6 (13.95%) ITIL
6 5 (11.63%) Coaching
6 5 (11.63%) Identity Access Management
6 5 (11.63%) Information Security
6 5 (11.63%) Load Balancing
6 5 (11.63%) Planning and Forecasting
6 5 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (9.30%) Capacity Management
7 4 (9.30%) Project Management
8 3 (6.98%) Password Management
8 3 (6.98%) Security Operations
9 2 (4.65%) Multi-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 11 (25.58%) C#
2 6 (13.95%) PowerShell
3 5 (11.63%) SQL
4 1 (2.33%) Java
4 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (11.63%) Degree
3 4 (9.30%) SC Cleared
3 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) MCP
4 1 (2.33%) MCSA
4 1 (2.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (97.67%) Active Directory
2 10 (23.26%) Docker
3 7 (16.28%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (4.65%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.33%) BitLocker
6 1 (2.33%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (23.26%) Kubernetes
2 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Intune
2 7 (16.28%) Single Sign-On
3 5 (11.63%) SCCM
4 3 (6.98%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (2.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 17 (39.53%) Microsoft
2 10 (23.26%) VMware
3 9 (20.93%) Citrix
4 4 (9.30%) CA
5 2 (4.65%) Cisco
5 2 (4.65%) Dell
5 2 (4.65%) IronPort
5 2 (4.65%) Samsung
6 1 (2.33%) Civica
6 1 (2.33%) IPFX
6 1 (2.33%) Ivanti
6 1 (2.33%) NetApp
6 1 (2.33%) Nintex
6 1 (2.33%) Oracle
6 1 (2.33%) SAP
6 1 (2.33%) Sophos
6 1 (2.33%) Symantec
6 1 (2.33%) Twitter
6 1 (2.33%) Wyse