Period
to 21 July 2018

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 21 July 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 West
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 179 186 221
Rank change year-on-year +7 +35 +16
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 38 20 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.61% 0.35% 0.17%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.51% 3.08% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 9 16
North West median daily rate £475 £375 £750
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.67% -50.00% -
10th Percentile £325 £293 £415
90th Percentile £538 £460 £1,000
England median daily rate £450 £450 £469
% change year-on-year - -4.05% +4.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £17.30 £16.50 -
% change year-on-year +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 1,084 650 480
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.51% 11.38% 6.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 682 429 311
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.30% +2.35%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £288
90th Percentile £600 £600 £538
England median daily rate £479 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +3.51% +2.78% +9.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 19 13
North West median hourly rate £18.13 £22.90 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.85% +57.93% -3.33%
10th Percentile £12.33 £9.85 £11.77
90th Percentile £133.13 £67.40 £27.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.44% +7.89% -15.56%

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 21 July 2018.

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 21 July 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
Cheshire +1 13 £350 -22.22% 2
Merseyside +25 11 £463 -
Manchester -13 10 £446 +27.50% 3
Azure Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 West region with a requirement for Azure Active Directory.

1 38 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (84.21%) Active Directory
3 21 (55.26%) Office 365
4 16 (42.11%) Microsoft
5 14 (36.84%) SQL
6 13 (34.21%) Windows
7 11 (28.95%) Windows Server
8 10 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2010
8 10 (26.32%) MS Exchange
9 9 (23.68%) IaaS
10 8 (21.05%) Migration
10 8 (21.05%) VMware
11 7 (18.42%) DNS
11 7 (18.42%) LAN
11 7 (18.42%) DHCP
11 7 (18.42%) PaaS
12 6 (15.79%) Skype for Business
12 6 (15.79%) Fat Client
12 6 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6 (15.79%) PowerShell
12 6 (15.79%) Windows 7
12 6 (15.79%) Skype
12 6 (15.79%) WAN
12 6 (15.79%) Clearswift
12 6 (15.79%) Thin Client
13 5 (13.16%) McAfee
13 5 (13.16%) WSUS
13 5 (13.16%) Windows 10
13 5 (13.16%) Teradici
13 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008

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 10 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2010
1 10 (26.32%) MS Exchange
2 6 (15.79%) Skype for Business
3 3 (7.89%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 38 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (55.26%) Office 365
3 9 (23.68%) IaaS
4 7 (18.42%) PaaS
5 3 (7.89%) SaaS
6 1 (2.63%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.42%) DHCP
1 7 (18.42%) DNS
1 7 (18.42%) LAN
2 6 (15.79%) Skype
2 6 (15.79%) WAN
3 4 (10.53%) Firewall
4 3 (7.89%) VPN
5 2 (5.26%) DMZ
5 2 (5.26%) Network Security
5 2 (5.26%) SAN
5 2 (5.26%) SMTP
5 2 (5.26%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.63%) JIRA
General
1 3 (7.89%) Back Office
1 3 (7.89%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (26.32%) Consultant
2 9 (23.68%) Administrator
3 8 (21.05%) Azure Consultant
4 6 (15.79%) Senior Windows Administrator
4 6 (15.79%) Windows Administrator
5 5 (13.16%) Active Directory Consultant
5 5 (13.16%) Architect
5 5 (13.16%) Azure Engineer
6 4 (10.53%) Azure Architect
6 4 (10.53%) Migration Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Office 365 Administrator
7 3 (7.89%) Office 365 Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Support Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Consultant
8 2 (5.26%) Windows Consultant
9 1 (2.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 1 (2.63%) Active Directory Technician
9 1 (2.63%) Automation Consultant
9 1 (2.63%) Data Migration Architect
9 1 (2.63%) Migration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) JSON
2 2 (5.26%) .NET
2 2 (5.26%) OAuth
2 2 (5.26%) SAML
2 2 (5.26%) Web Services
2 2 (5.26%) XML
3 1 (2.63%) HTML
3 1 (2.63%) KML
3 1 (2.63%) LDAP
3 1 (2.63%) RESTful
3 1 (2.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Fat Client
1 6 (15.79%) Thin Client
2 3 (7.89%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.26%) PKI
3 2 (5.26%) Private Cloud
3 2 (5.26%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.63%) BYOD
4 1 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (34.21%) Windows
2 11 (28.95%) Windows Server
3 6 (15.79%) Windows 7
4 5 (13.16%) Windows 10
4 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (7.89%) Linux
5 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (5.26%) CentOS
6 2 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (5.26%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.63%) Android
7 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.05%) Migration
2 3 (7.89%) B2B
2 3 (7.89%) B2C
2 3 (7.89%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 3 (7.89%) Network Virtualisation
2 3 (7.89%) Presales
3 2 (5.26%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (5.26%) Data Protection
3 2 (5.26%) Email Filtering
3 2 (5.26%) Identity Access Management
3 2 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (5.26%) Microservices
4 1 (2.63%) Build Automation
4 1 (2.63%) Compliance Management
4 1 (2.63%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (2.63%) Patch Management
4 1 (2.63%) Service Management
4 1 (2.63%) SOA
4 1 (2.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (2.63%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (36.84%) SQL
2 6 (15.79%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.26%) C#
4 1 (2.63%) Java
4 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared
1 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) PMO
1 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 32 (84.21%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (13.16%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (10.53%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) vCenter Server
1 5 (13.16%) WSUS
2 3 (7.89%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (7.89%) SCCM
2 3 (7.89%) SCOM
3 2 (5.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (5.26%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (5.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 16 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 8 (21.05%) VMware
3 6 (15.79%) Clearswift
4 5 (13.16%) McAfee
4 5 (13.16%) Teradici
5 3 (7.89%) Dell
6 2 (5.26%) Splunk
6 2 (5.26%) Symantec
6 2 (5.26%) Trustwave
7 1 (2.63%) Capita
7 1 (2.63%) Cisco
7 1 (2.63%) IronPort