Period
to 15 December 2017

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 15 December 2017 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
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 194 202 250
Rank change year-on-year +8 +48 -
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 17 24 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.30% 0.37% 0.023%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.23% 3.60% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 18 1
North West median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £351 £291 £413
90th Percentile £638 £675 £438
England median daily rate £461 £473 £425
% change year-on-year -2.38% +11.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £16.75 - -

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 764 666 454
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.45% 10.27% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 420 259
North West median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £258 £291 £213
90th Percentile £602 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 9
North West median hourly rate £16.88 £12.75 £30.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% -57.77% +34.18%
10th Percentile £12.69 £10.88 £10.95
90th Percentile £124.73 £15.40 £59.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £21.64
% change year-on-year +5.26% -12.20% +8.20%

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 15 December 2017.

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 15 December 2017. 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 +9 7 £350 -19.91% 3
Cheshire +1 4 £550 -15.38% 1
Merseyside - 3 - -
Azure Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Azure Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Azure Active Directory.

1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (94.12%) Active Directory
3 13 (76.47%) Office 365
4 10 (58.82%) Windows
4 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
5 6 (35.29%) PowerShell
5 6 (35.29%) Skype for Business
5 6 (35.29%) PaaS
5 6 (35.29%) Skype
5 6 (35.29%) Windows Server
6 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (29.41%) Migration
6 5 (29.41%) SharePoint
6 5 (29.41%) MS Exchange
7 4 (23.53%) DHCP
7 4 (23.53%) DNS
7 4 (23.53%) Linux
7 4 (23.53%) Android
7 4 (23.53%) SaaS
7 4 (23.53%) Apple iOS
7 4 (23.53%) OneDrive
8 3 (17.65%) Email Filtering
8 3 (17.65%) Task Automation
8 3 (17.65%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (17.65%) IaaS
8 3 (17.65%) Lumension
8 3 (17.65%) MobileIron
8 3 (17.65%) Kalman Filter

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 6 (35.29%) Skype for Business
2 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (29.41%) MS Exchange
2 5 (29.41%) SharePoint
3 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (76.47%) Office 365
3 6 (35.29%) PaaS
4 4 (23.53%) OneDrive
4 4 (23.53%) SaaS
5 3 (17.65%) IaaS
6 1 (5.88%) Datadog
6 1 (5.88%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) Skype
2 4 (23.53%) DHCP
2 4 (23.53%) DNS
3 1 (5.88%) Firewall
3 1 (5.88%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (5.88%) SAN
3 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Artifactory
1 1 (5.88%) GitLab
1 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (17.65%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
2 3 (17.65%) 3rd Line Technical Support
2 3 (17.65%) Architect
2 3 (17.65%) Office 365 Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Support Specialist
2 3 (17.65%) Technical Specialist
2 3 (17.65%) Technical Support
2 3 (17.65%) Technical Support Specialist
3 2 (11.76%) Azure Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Azure Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Azure Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Office 365 Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Lead DevOps
4 1 (5.88%) Lead DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Lync Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) HTML
1 2 (11.76%) JSON
1 2 (11.76%) KML
1 2 (11.76%) RESTful
1 2 (11.76%) SOAP
1 2 (11.76%) Web Services
1 2 (11.76%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
1 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.76%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.88%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (5.88%) Private Cloud
3 1 (5.88%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Windows Server
3 4 (23.53%) Android
3 4 (23.53%) Apple iOS
3 4 (23.53%) Linux
4 3 (17.65%) SUSE
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.88%) CentOS
6 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (5.88%) Ubuntu
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Migration
2 3 (17.65%) Business Continuity
2 3 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (17.65%) Email Filtering
2 3 (17.65%) Identity Management
2 3 (17.65%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (17.65%) Service Management
2 3 (17.65%) Task Automation
3 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.76%) DevOps
3 2 (11.76%) Kanban
3 2 (11.76%) Network Virtualisation
3 2 (11.76%) Resource Management
4 1 (5.88%) Change Management
4 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.88%) Presales
4 1 (5.88%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 16 (94.12%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (5.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) AirWatch
1 3 (17.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 3 (17.65%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (17.65%) SCCM
1 3 (17.65%) WSUS
2 1 (5.88%) Ansible
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Cisco
2 3 (17.65%) Citrix
2 3 (17.65%) Clearswift
2 3 (17.65%) IronPort
2 3 (17.65%) Lumension
2 3 (17.65%) McAfee
2 3 (17.65%) Micro Focus
2 3 (17.65%) MobileIron
2 3 (17.65%) NetApp
3 2 (11.76%) Capita
4 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.88%) VMware