Period
to 13 May 2021

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 May 2021 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 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 116 119 165
Rank change year-on-year +3 +46 +28
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 23 36 37
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 0.84% 1.11% 0.71%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.72% 3.71% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 28 30
10th Percentile £232 £374 £280
25th Percentile £381 £406 £324
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £463 £450 £449
Median % change year-on-year +2.78% +0.28% -5.53%
75th Percentile £525 £503 £525
90th Percentile £644 £574 £576
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -5.26%

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 847 971 1,382
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 30.79% 29.93% 26.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 613 648 978
10th Percentile £223 £254 £285
25th Percentile £350 £343 £369
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% -10.53% +8.57%
75th Percentile £525 £538 £575
90th Percentile £610 £650 £650
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 33 29
10th Percentile £11.25 £15.52 £12.74
25th Percentile £14.75 £16.50 £13.25
Median hourly rate £17.32 £20.50 £17.00
Median % change year-on-year -15.51% +20.59% +17.24%
75th Percentile £26.00 £51.75 £17.51
90th Percentile £60.00 £54.60 £29.00
England median hourly rate £21.05 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +5.25% +6.95% -1.58%

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 13 May 2021.

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 May 2021. 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 -8 15 £438 -2.78% 13
Cheshire +13 3 £625 - 7
Lancashire +16 2 £488 +31.76% 2
Merseyside -2 1 £225 -43.75% 2
Cumbria - 1 £480 -
Azure Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 13 May 2021, 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 23 (100.00%) Azure
2 15 (65.22%) Active Directory
3 11 (47.83%) Windows
4 9 (39.13%) Microsoft 365
5 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
6 7 (30.43%) DNS
6 7 (30.43%) PKI
6 7 (30.43%) Windows 10
7 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
7 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
8 5 (21.74%) SaaS
8 5 (21.74%) PaaS
8 5 (21.74%) Identity Access Management
8 5 (21.74%) Public Sector
8 5 (21.74%) Social Skills
8 5 (21.74%) SCCM
9 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (17.39%) JSON
9 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (17.39%) Migration
9 4 (17.39%) XML
9 4 (17.39%) Java
9 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
9 4 (17.39%) Node.js
9 4 (17.39%) IaaS
10 3 (13.04%) Boomi
10 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure as Code
10 3 (13.04%) Microservices

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 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
1 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 23 (100.00%) Azure
2 9 (39.13%) Microsoft 365
3 5 (21.74%) PaaS
3 5 (21.74%) SaaS
4 4 (17.39%) IaaS
5 3 (13.04%) Boomi
6 1 (4.35%) OneDrive
6 1 (4.35%) Power Platform
6 1 (4.35%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) DNS
2 2 (8.70%) DHCP
2 2 (8.70%) Firewall
2 2 (8.70%) Network Security
2 2 (8.70%) SAN
3 1 (4.35%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Power BI
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (21.74%) Public Sector
1 5 (21.74%) Social Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Legal
3 1 (4.35%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 4 (17.39%) Consultant
2 3 (13.04%) Administrator
2 3 (13.04%) Architect
2 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Azure Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Business Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Senior Desktop Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Administrator
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) Coordinator
4 1 (4.35%) Information Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Information Security Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Messaging Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (4.35%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) JSON
1 4 (17.39%) Node.js
1 4 (17.39%) XML
2 3 (13.04%) Web Services
3 1 (4.35%) .NET
3 1 (4.35%) COM
3 1 (4.35%) CSS
3 1 (4.35%) EJS
3 1 (4.35%) HTML
3 1 (4.35%) LDAP
3 1 (4.35%) OpenID
3 1 (4.35%) REST
3 1 (4.35%) SailPoint
3 1 (4.35%) SAML
3 1 (4.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) PKI
2 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Windows
2 7 (30.43%) Windows 10
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.35%) Unix
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Identity Access Management
2 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 4 (17.39%) Migration
3 3 (13.04%) Data Management
3 3 (13.04%) Information Security
3 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure as Code
3 3 (13.04%) Microservices
3 3 (13.04%) SOA
4 2 (8.70%) ArchiMate
4 2 (8.70%) DevOps
4 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (8.70%) Identity Management
4 2 (8.70%) Line Management
4 2 (8.70%) Open Source
4 2 (8.70%) Programme Governance
4 2 (8.70%) Runbook
4 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (8.70%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) Java
2 3 (13.04%) SQL
3 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.35%) Ada
4 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.35%) C#
4 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
1 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (65.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Docker
2 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (21.74%) SCCM
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (4.35%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) Dell
3 1 (4.35%) Axiomatics
3 1 (4.35%) CyberArk
3 1 (4.35%) IBM
3 1 (4.35%) Okta
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle