Period
to 27 November 2020

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 27 November 2020 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
27 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 83 163 164
Rank change year-on-year +80 +1 +26
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 43 41 52
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 1.95% 0.76% 0.87%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.09% 2.92% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 29 29
Median daily rate £368 £400 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.13% -15.79% +5.56%
10th Percentile £316 £151 £310
90th Percentile £493 £539 £650
England median daily rate £450 £475 £456
% change year-on-year -5.26% +4.11% +1.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £28.50 - -
England median hourly rate £28.50 £80.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -64.38% +400.00% -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 West with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 706 1,405 1,428
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 32.05% 26.02% 24.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 946 933
Median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -
10th Percentile £273 £268 £230
90th Percentile £596 £600 £600
England median daily rate £495 £500 £488
% change year-on-year -1.00% +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 24 72
Median hourly rate £18.75 £17.43 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.57% -0.40% -12.50%
10th Percentile £15.09 £13.65 £11.54
90th Percentile £57.75 £55.88 £42.50
Median hourly rate £27.01 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +22.75% +25.71% -13.58%

Azure Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Azure Active Directory as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Azure Active Directory in the North West.

Daily rate trend for Azure Active Directory in the North West

Azure Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure Active Directory in the North West over the 6 months to 27 November 2020.

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 27 November 2020. 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 +59 33 £350 -22.22% 28
Lancashire +22 4 £475 +58.33%
Merseyside +37 3 £438 +19.86% 3
Azure Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 27 November 2020, 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 41 (95.35%) Active Directory
1 41 (95.35%) Azure
2 31 (72.09%) Microsoft
3 20 (46.51%) Windows
4 19 (44.19%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 16 (37.21%) SAML
5 16 (37.21%) SC Cleared
5 16 (37.21%) Security Cleared
5 16 (37.21%) Office 365
6 14 (32.56%) Single Sign-On
7 13 (30.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 13 (30.23%) Identity Access Management
7 13 (30.23%) Microsoft Intune
7 13 (30.23%) Windows 10
8 12 (27.91%) VMware
8 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (27.91%) ITIL
9 11 (25.58%) Identity Management
9 11 (25.58%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 10 (23.26%) Two-Factor Authentication
10 10 (23.26%) Migration
10 10 (23.26%) SQL Server
10 10 (23.26%) Smartcard
10 10 (23.26%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (23.26%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (20.93%) Strategic Roadmap
12 8 (18.60%) Application Virtualisation
12 8 (18.60%) Desktop Virtualisation
12 8 (18.60%) Windows Server
12 8 (18.60%) Skype

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 (23.26%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (16.28%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.65%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.33%) CMS
4 1 (2.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 41 (95.35%) Azure
2 16 (37.21%) Office 365
3 5 (11.63%) AWS
4 3 (6.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (6.98%) CloudFront
5 2 (4.65%) Logic Apps
5 2 (4.65%) OneDrive
5 2 (4.65%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.60%) Skype
1 8 (18.60%) VoIP
2 6 (13.95%) Firewall
3 4 (9.30%) DNS
4 3 (6.98%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (6.98%) Cisco Firepower
4 3 (6.98%) SAN
5 2 (4.65%) Network Security
6 1 (2.33%) DHCP
6 1 (2.33%) NetScaler
6 1 (2.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.65%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Hudson
2 2 (4.65%) MSI
3 1 (2.33%) JIRA
General
1 5 (11.63%) Legal
1 5 (11.63%) Public Sector
2 3 (6.98%) Retail
3 2 (4.65%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (32.56%) Architect
2 13 (30.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (13.95%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (6.98%) Active Directory Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Consultant
4 3 (6.98%) Security Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Technical Leader
4 3 (6.98%) Workstream Lead
5 2 (4.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) CISSP Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (4.65%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Designer
5 2 (4.65%) Digital Architect
5 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Designer
5 2 (4.65%) Software Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (2.33%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (37.21%) SAML
2 2 (4.65%) Express
2 2 (4.65%) Node.js
2 2 (4.65%) OAuth
2 2 (4.65%) OAuth2
2 2 (4.65%) OpenID
2 2 (4.65%) React
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.26%) Smartcard
2 4 (9.30%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.98%) Public Cloud
4 2 (4.65%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (4.65%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (46.51%) Windows
2 13 (30.23%) Windows 10
3 8 (18.60%) Windows Server
4 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (44.19%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 13 (30.23%) Identity Access Management
2 13 (30.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (27.91%) ITIL
4 11 (25.58%) Identity Management
5 10 (23.26%) Migration
5 10 (23.26%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 9 (20.93%) Strategic Roadmap
7 8 (18.60%) Application Virtualisation
7 8 (18.60%) Desktop Virtualisation
8 6 (13.95%) Cybersecurity
9 5 (11.63%) Availability Management
9 5 (11.63%) Change Control
9 5 (11.63%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (9.30%) Analytics
10 4 (9.30%) DevOps
11 2 (4.65%) Application Packaging
11 2 (4.65%) Software Engineering
11 2 (4.65%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.98%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (37.21%) SC Cleared
1 16 (37.21%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.63%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.65%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 2 (4.65%) CCNA
3 2 (4.65%) CCSP
3 2 (4.65%) CEH
3 2 (4.65%) CISA
3 2 (4.65%) CISM
3 2 (4.65%) CISSP
3 2 (4.65%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.65%) OSCP
4 1 (2.33%) CCA
4 1 (2.33%) GSEC
4 1 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.33%) MCP
4 1 (2.33%) MCSA
4 1 (2.33%) MCSE
4 1 (2.33%) PMP
System Software
1 41 (95.35%) Active Directory
2 11 (25.58%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
3 10 (23.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.98%) BitLocker
5 2 (4.65%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (32.56%) Single Sign-On
2 13 (30.23%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (16.28%) SCCM
4 5 (11.63%) FortiGate
5 4 (9.30%) SCOM
5 4 (9.30%) WSUS
6 3 (6.98%) Terraform
Vendors
1 31 (72.09%) Microsoft
2 12 (27.91%) VMware
3 8 (18.60%) McAfee
4 6 (13.95%) Cisco
5 3 (6.98%) CommVault
5 3 (6.98%) Okta
6 2 (4.65%) Citrix
7 1 (2.33%) HP
7 1 (2.33%) iManage
7 1 (2.33%) Palo Alto
7 1 (2.33%) Twitter