Period
to 24 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Azure Stack skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Azure Stack over the 6 months to 24 June 2019 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 Stack
UK > England
6 months to
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 753 817 803
Rank change year-on-year +64 -14 +47
Contract jobs citing Azure Stack 52 34 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.063% 0.037% 0.006%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.22% 0.17% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 19 3
England median daily rate £563 £485 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.98% -5.37% +28.13%
10th Percentile £311 £390 £354
90th Percentile £713 £630 £536
UK median daily rate £550 £485 £513
% change year-on-year +13.40% -5.37% +28.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

Azure Stack 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 England with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 23,655 19,893 12,200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 28.49% 21.73% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,321 13,654 8,416
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £308 £275
90th Percentile £660 £638 £620
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 313 274 174
England median hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +5.26% -3.11%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £63.25 £57.13 £59.20
UK median hourly rate £23.08 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +21.45% - -3.11%

Azure Stack
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Azure Stack as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Azure Stack in England

Azure Stack
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Azure Stack in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure Stack in England

Azure Stack
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure Stack in England over the 6 months to 24 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure Stack in England

Azure Stack
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure Stack within the England region over the 6 months to 24 June 2019. 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
South West -1 20 £550 -18.52%
London +46 17 £575 +18.56% 6
South East +33 12 £500 +33.33% 1
North of England +14 3 £468 -13.43%
Yorkshire +16 2 £650 -
Midlands +20 1 - -
North West +10 1 £285 -47.22%
West Midlands +7 1 - -
Azure Stack
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Azure Stack 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 England region with a requirement for Azure Stack.

1 52 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 30 (57.69%) Active Directory
4 24 (46.15%) Windows
5 22 (42.31%) PaaS
6 21 (40.38%) IaaS
7 20 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
8 19 (36.54%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (32.69%) Migration
9 17 (32.69%) Service Management
9 17 (32.69%) Python
10 16 (30.77%) Cisco
10 16 (30.77%) VMware
11 15 (28.85%) DV Cleared
11 15 (28.85%) Security Cleared
11 15 (28.85%) LAN
11 15 (28.85%) DevOps
12 14 (26.92%) Data Centre
12 14 (26.92%) Ansible
13 13 (25.00%) Docker
13 13 (25.00%) Kubernetes
14 12 (23.08%) Azure Active Directory
14 12 (23.08%) vRealize
14 12 (23.08%) Data Deduplication
14 12 (23.08%) ServiceNow
14 12 (23.08%) OpenShift
14 12 (23.08%) Office 365
14 12 (23.08%) OpenStack
14 12 (23.08%) Data Migration
14 12 (23.08%) CentOS

Azure Stack
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 (23.08%) JBoss
1 12 (23.08%) OpenStack
1 12 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 7 (13.46%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.92%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.92%) CMS
3 1 (1.92%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 52 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (42.31%) PaaS
3 21 (40.38%) IaaS
4 20 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (23.08%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (23.08%) Office 365
5 12 (23.08%) OpenShift
6 9 (17.31%) Azure Data Factory
7 7 (13.46%) SaaS
8 6 (11.54%) Power Platform
9 5 (9.62%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (9.62%) Serverless
10 4 (7.69%) Azure Functions
11 2 (3.85%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 2 (3.85%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (1.92%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (1.92%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 15 (28.85%) LAN
2 12 (23.08%) DNS
2 12 (23.08%) SAN
2 12 (23.08%) WAN
3 7 (13.46%) Skype
4 5 (9.62%) Internet
5 4 (7.69%) Firewall
6 3 (5.77%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (5.77%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.46%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.54%) Power BI
3 5 (9.62%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (5.77%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 3 (5.77%) Cosmos DB
5 3 (5.77%) Data Lake
5 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (3.85%) Data Mart
6 2 (3.85%) NoSQL
6 2 (3.85%) Spotfire
7 1 (1.92%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (1.92%) Big Data
7 1 (1.92%) BigQuery
7 1 (1.92%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.92%) Looker
7 1 (1.92%) Redis
7 1 (1.92%) Snowflake Schema
7 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (9.62%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.69%) JIRA
3 3 (5.77%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (13.46%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.92%) Legal
3 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (40.38%) Architect
2 14 (26.92%) Technical Architect
3 8 (15.38%) Azure Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) Developer
5 5 (9.62%) Azure Architect
5 5 (9.62%) Office 365 Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (9.62%) Support Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Azure Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Senior Cloud Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Cloud Architect
7 3 (5.77%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Consultant
7 3 (5.77%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Technical Leader
7 3 (5.77%) Technical Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.85%) Python/Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (23.08%) J2EE
1 12 (23.08%) Middleware
2 7 (13.46%) .NET
3 5 (9.62%) RESTful
4 4 (7.69%) Django
4 4 (7.69%) Flask
4 4 (7.69%) JSON
5 3 (5.77%) Web Services
6 2 (3.85%) Backbone.js
7 1 (1.92%) Natural Language Processing
7 1 (1.92%) REST
7 1 (1.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (26.92%) Data Centre
2 12 (23.08%) Replication
3 8 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (11.54%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (9.62%) Public Cloud
6 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (7.69%) Management Information System
7 3 (5.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (5.77%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (3.85%) Cloud Native
8 2 (3.85%) Data Structures
8 2 (3.85%) Digital Media
9 1 (1.92%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 24 (46.15%) Windows
2 12 (23.08%) CentOS
2 12 (23.08%) Linux
2 12 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 12 (23.08%) Solaris
2 12 (23.08%) Unix
3 8 (15.38%) Windows 10
4 4 (7.69%) Windows Server
4 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (5.77%) VMS
6 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (36.54%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (32.69%) Migration
2 17 (32.69%) Service Management
3 15 (28.85%) DevOps
4 12 (23.08%) Data Deduplication
4 12 (23.08%) Data Migration
4 12 (23.08%) Load Balancing
5 10 (19.23%) Computer Science
6 9 (17.31%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (17.31%) Decision-Making
7 8 (15.38%) Matrix Management
7 8 (15.38%) Sprint Planning
7 8 (15.38%) Waterfall
8 7 (13.46%) Matrix Organization
8 7 (13.46%) Minimum Viable Product
8 7 (13.46%) Technical Leadership
9 6 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 6 (11.54%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (9.62%) BDD
10 5 (9.62%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 17 (32.69%) Python
2 12 (23.08%) Java
3 11 (21.15%) SQL
4 10 (19.23%) PowerShell
5 9 (17.31%) C
6 3 (5.77%) Bash Shell
6 3 (5.77%) C#
6 3 (5.77%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.85%) R
7 2 (3.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (28.85%) DV Cleared
1 15 (28.85%) Security Cleared
2 6 (11.54%) Degree
3 3 (5.77%) CCNA
3 3 (5.77%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (5.77%) MCSE
3 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.92%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (3.85%) GDPR
System Software
1 30 (57.69%) Active Directory
2 13 (25.00%) Docker
3 10 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (11.54%) Hyper-V
5 4 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (5.77%) BitLocker
6 3 (5.77%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (5.77%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (26.92%) Ansible
2 13 (25.00%) Kubernetes
3 12 (23.08%) Puppet
3 12 (23.08%) vRealize
4 11 (21.15%) SCCM
5 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (5.77%) SCOM
6 3 (5.77%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.92%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 39 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (30.77%) Cisco
2 16 (30.77%) VMware
3 12 (23.08%) Micro Focus
3 12 (23.08%) Red Hat
3 12 (23.08%) ServiceNow
4 8 (15.38%) Proofpoint
5 5 (9.62%) Zscaler
6 4 (7.69%) Dell
6 4 (7.69%) EMC
6 4 (7.69%) NetApp
7 3 (5.77%) HP
7 3 (5.77%) Huawei
7 3 (5.77%) McAfee
7 3 (5.77%) Tableau
8 2 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.92%) Databricks
9 1 (1.92%) Informatica
9 1 (1.92%) MapR