Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 169 186 196
Rank change year-on-year +17 +10 +48
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 54 17 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.90% 0.30% 0.37%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.84% 2.23% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 8 18
North West median daily rate £475 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +8.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £351 £291
90th Percentile £650 £638 £675
England median daily rate £463 £455 £468
% change year-on-year +1.65% -2.78% +10.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.75 -
% change year-on-year -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 1,407 763 666
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 23.37% 13.42% 10.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 926 504 420
North West median daily rate £450 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £240 £257 £289
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 5 8
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +56.86% -57.77%
10th Percentile £11.46 £12.75 £10.88
90th Percentile £42.50 £113.05 £15.40
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -11.63%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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
Manchester +7 30 £500 +42.86% 8
Cheshire +11 17 £363 -30.95% 3
Merseyside -3 5 £413 -
Lancashire - 2 £563 -
Azure Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 54 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (79.63%) Active Directory
3 30 (55.56%) Office 365
4 25 (46.30%) Microsoft
5 19 (35.19%) SQL
6 14 (25.93%) PowerShell
7 12 (22.22%) MS Exchange
7 12 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (20.37%) Windows
9 9 (16.67%) Skype for Business
9 9 (16.67%) Skype
9 9 (16.67%) Windows Server
10 8 (14.81%) SC Cleared
10 8 (14.81%) Security Cleared
10 8 (14.81%) Visual Studio Team System
10 8 (14.81%) VPN
10 8 (14.81%) DNS
11 7 (12.96%) DHCP
11 7 (12.96%) SharePoint
11 7 (12.96%) VMware
11 7 (12.96%) IaaS
12 6 (11.11%) DevOps
12 6 (11.11%) Microservices
12 6 (11.11%) Windows 7
12 6 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
12 6 (11.11%) McAfee
12 6 (11.11%) CRM
12 6 (11.11%) .NET
12 6 (11.11%) LAN

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 12 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
1 12 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 9 (16.67%) Skype for Business
3 7 (12.96%) SharePoint
4 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.85%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (5.56%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 54 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (55.56%) Office 365
3 7 (12.96%) IaaS
4 5 (9.26%) SaaS
5 4 (7.41%) PaaS
6 3 (5.56%) Azure Data Factory
6 3 (5.56%) Azure Functions
6 3 (5.56%) Serverless
7 2 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (3.70%) Boomi
8 1 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (1.85%) OneDrive
8 1 (1.85%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.67%) Skype
2 8 (14.81%) DNS
2 8 (14.81%) VPN
3 7 (12.96%) DHCP
4 6 (11.11%) LAN
4 6 (11.11%) WAN
5 3 (5.56%) DMZ
5 3 (5.56%) Firewall
5 3 (5.56%) SMTP
6 1 (1.85%) Intranet
6 1 (1.85%) Network Security
6 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) Power BI
2 3 (5.56%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 8 (14.81%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (3.70%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.85%) MSI
General
1 4 (7.41%) Retail
2 3 (5.56%) Back Office
2 3 (5.56%) Finance
3 1 (1.85%) Banking
3 1 (1.85%) Billing
3 1 (1.85%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.85%) Law
3 1 (1.85%) Local Government
3 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (24.07%) Administrator
2 11 (20.37%) Consultant
3 9 (16.67%) Azure Engineer
4 7 (12.96%) Office 365 Administrator
5 6 (11.11%) Senior Windows Administrator
5 6 (11.11%) Windows Administrator
6 5 (9.26%) Azure Consultant
7 4 (7.41%) Active Directory Consultant
7 4 (7.41%) Architect
7 4 (7.41%) Developer
8 3 (5.56%) .NET Developer
8 3 (5.56%) Applications Consultant
8 3 (5.56%) Azure Developer
8 3 (5.56%) Support Engineer
9 2 (3.70%) .NET Applications Developer
9 2 (3.70%) Applications Developer
9 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 2 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
10 1 (1.85%) SharePoint Administrator
10 1 (1.85%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.11%) .NET
2 4 (7.41%) JSON
3 3 (5.56%) REST
4 2 (3.70%) Node.js
4 2 (3.70%) Web Services
4 2 (3.70%) XML
5 1 (1.85%) .NET Core
5 1 (1.85%) ADO
5 1 (1.85%) CSS
5 1 (1.85%) HTML
5 1 (1.85%) jQuery
5 1 (1.85%) OAuth
5 1 (1.85%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) Fat Client
1 5 (9.26%) Mobile App
1 5 (9.26%) Thin Client
1 5 (9.26%) YubiKey
2 4 (7.41%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.85%) Life Science
4 1 (1.85%) PKI
4 1 (1.85%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.85%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.37%) Windows
2 9 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 6 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 5 (9.26%) Windows 10
4 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.85%) Android
6 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.85%) Linux
6 1 (1.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (11.11%) CRM
1 6 (11.11%) DevOps
1 6 (11.11%) Microservices
2 5 (9.26%) Migration
2 5 (9.26%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 5 (9.26%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 4 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (5.56%) Data Protection
4 3 (5.56%) Email Filtering
4 3 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (3.70%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (3.70%) Data Management
5 2 (3.70%) High Availability
5 2 (3.70%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (3.70%) Mobile Development
5 2 (3.70%) Privileged Access Management
5 2 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (3.70%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 19 (35.19%) SQL
2 14 (25.93%) PowerShell
3 4 (7.41%) C#
4 2 (3.70%) Java
4 2 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (14.81%) SC Cleared
1 8 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.85%) AWS Certification
2 1 (1.85%) CISM
2 1 (1.85%) CISSP
2 1 (1.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 43 (79.63%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (9.26%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (9.26%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (5.56%) Docker
5 1 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (9.26%) vCenter Server
1 5 (9.26%) WSUS
2 4 (7.41%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (5.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (5.56%) Kubernetes
3 3 (5.56%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (5.56%) SCCM
3 3 (5.56%) SCOM
3 3 (5.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.85%) Ansible
4 1 (1.85%) MIIS
4 1 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.85%) Puppet
4 1 (1.85%) Terraform
Vendors
1 25 (46.30%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.96%) VMware
3 6 (11.11%) Citrix
3 6 (11.11%) McAfee
4 5 (9.26%) Clearswift
4 5 (9.26%) Dell
4 5 (9.26%) Teradici
5 3 (5.56%) Splunk
5 3 (5.56%) Symantec
5 3 (5.56%) Trustwave
6 2 (3.70%) Google
7 1 (1.85%) Twitter