Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 170 181 211
Rank change year-on-year +11 +30 +26
Contract jobs citing Azure Active Directory 48 19 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.81% 0.34% 0.32%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.84% 2.77% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 8 24
North West median daily rate £475 £413 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.15% -34.00% -
10th Percentile £308 £291 £420
90th Percentile £650 £578 £1,000
England median daily rate £468 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +3.94% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 -
% change year-on-year -3.03% - -

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 1,251 685 622
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.13% 12.20% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 793 442 399
North West median daily rate £435 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% - +4.29%
10th Percentile £226 £225 £288
90th Percentile £600 £600 £556
England median daily rate £488 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +3.17% +5.00% +7.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 15 14
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £29.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.66% +107.14% -37.78%
10th Percentile £11.28 £10.50 £10.85
90th Percentile £64.00 £67.70 £15.60
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.55
% change year-on-year -12.50% +7.85% -19.37%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +1 24 £513 +46.43% 3
Cheshire +5 15 £313 -30.56% 7
Merseyside +8 7 £410 - 2
Lancashire - 1 £675 -
Azure Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 48 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 30 (62.50%) Office 365
4 23 (47.92%) Microsoft
5 16 (33.33%) SQL
6 12 (25.00%) MS Exchange
6 12 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (25.00%) PowerShell
7 10 (20.83%) Skype
7 10 (20.83%) Skype for Business
7 10 (20.83%) Windows
8 9 (18.75%) DNS
8 9 (18.75%) Windows Server
9 8 (16.67%) DHCP
9 8 (16.67%) VPN
9 8 (16.67%) Migration
9 8 (16.67%) SC Cleared
9 8 (16.67%) Security Cleared
10 7 (14.58%) IaaS
10 7 (14.58%) VMware
10 7 (14.58%) SharePoint
11 6 (12.50%) LAN
11 6 (12.50%) WAN
11 6 (12.50%) Citrix
11 6 (12.50%) Clearswift
11 6 (12.50%) McAfee
11 6 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (12.50%) Windows 7
12 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (10.42%) Visual Studio Team System

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 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 12 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 10 (20.83%) Skype for Business
3 7 (14.58%) SharePoint
4 3 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.08%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Teamcenter
2 2 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 48 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (62.50%) Office 365
3 7 (14.58%) IaaS
4 4 (8.33%) PaaS
5 3 (6.25%) SaaS
6 2 (4.17%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (2.08%) Boomi
7 1 (2.08%) OneDrive
7 1 (2.08%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.83%) Skype
2 9 (18.75%) DNS
3 8 (16.67%) DHCP
3 8 (16.67%) VPN
4 6 (12.50%) LAN
4 6 (12.50%) WAN
5 3 (6.25%) DMZ
5 3 (6.25%) Firewall
5 3 (6.25%) SMTP
6 1 (2.08%) Intranet
6 1 (2.08%) Network Security
6 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.08%) MSI
General
1 3 (6.25%) Back Office
2 2 (4.17%) Finance
3 1 (2.08%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Billing
3 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Law
3 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (27.08%) Administrator
2 12 (25.00%) Azure Engineer
3 7 (14.58%) Consultant
3 7 (14.58%) Office 365 Administrator
4 6 (12.50%) Senior Windows Administrator
4 6 (12.50%) Windows Administrator
5 5 (10.42%) Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Azure Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Migration Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Azure Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) Office 365 Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Active Directory Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Azure DevOps
8 1 (2.08%) Data Migration Architect
8 1 (2.08%) Migration Architect
8 1 (2.08%) Office 365 Developer
8 1 (2.08%) PowerShell Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Product Architect
8 1 (2.08%) Product Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) OAuth
1 2 (4.17%) SAML
2 1 (2.08%) CSS
2 1 (2.08%) HTML
2 1 (2.08%) jQuery
2 1 (2.08%) JSON
2 1 (2.08%) Node.js
2 1 (2.08%) Web Services
2 1 (2.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Fat Client
1 5 (10.42%) Mobile App
1 5 (10.42%) Thin Client
1 5 (10.42%) YubiKey
2 3 (6.25%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.17%) PKI
4 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.08%) Life Science
4 1 (2.08%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.08%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.83%) Windows
2 9 (18.75%) Windows Server
3 6 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 5 (10.42%) Windows 10
4 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.08%) Android
6 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.67%) Migration
2 5 (10.42%) DevOps
2 5 (10.42%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 5 (10.42%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 3 (6.25%) Data Protection
3 3 (6.25%) Email Filtering
3 3 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (4.17%) B2B
4 2 (4.17%) B2C
4 2 (4.17%) CRM
4 2 (4.17%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (4.17%) High Availability
4 2 (4.17%) Presales
4 2 (4.17%) Privileged Access Management
4 2 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.08%) Microservices
5 1 (2.08%) Network Virtualisation
5 1 (2.08%) Planning and Forecasting
5 1 (2.08%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 16 (33.33%) SQL
2 12 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.08%) Java
3 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 8 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 40 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (10.42%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (10.42%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) vCenter Server
1 5 (10.42%) WSUS
2 4 (8.33%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (6.25%) SCCM
3 3 (6.25%) SCOM
3 3 (6.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (4.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 23 (47.92%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.58%) VMware
3 6 (12.50%) Citrix
3 6 (12.50%) Clearswift
3 6 (12.50%) McAfee
4 5 (10.42%) Teradici
5 4 (8.33%) Dell
6 3 (6.25%) Splunk
6 3 (6.25%) Symantec
6 3 (6.25%) Trustwave
7 1 (2.08%) Cisco
7 1 (2.08%) IronPort