Period
to 26 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 26 January 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 Stack
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
26 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 502 636 636
Rank change year-on-year +134 0 +6
Contract jobs citing Azure Stack 55 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.14% 0.027% 0.019%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.52% 0.11% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 7 3
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £525 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +29.63% +1.25%
10th Percentile £381 £350 £318
90th Percentile £615 £580 £534
UK median daily rate £479 £525 £485
% change year-on-year -8.81% +8.25% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK excluding London 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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 10,644 12,202 8,568
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 26.90% 23.23% 16.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,879 7,969 5,474
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £250 £275 £242
90th Percentile £615 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £490 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -2.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 292 231 149
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
10th Percentile £13.28 £10.88 £10.76
90th Percentile £73.58 £48.40 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £20.75 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +18.57% -12.50% +5.26%

Azure Stack
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Azure Stack as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Azure Stack in the UK excluding London

Azure Stack
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure Stack in the UK excluding London

Azure Stack
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure Stack in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 26 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure Stack in the UK excluding London

Azure Stack
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 26 January 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
South East +110 30 £463 -15.91% 4
Midlands +58 15 £525 +13.51%
West Midlands +60 14 £550 -
South West +24 7 £388 +19.23% 5
East Midlands +28 1 £500 +25.00%
Scotland +19 1 - - 2
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -
Azure Stack
UK

For the 6 months to 26 January 2020, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Azure Stack.

1 55 (100.00%) Azure
2 29 (52.73%) Microsoft
3 18 (32.73%) Office 365
4 17 (30.91%) Windows
5 15 (27.27%) Microsoft Intune
5 15 (27.27%) SCCM
5 15 (27.27%) Windows 10
6 14 (25.45%) CSS
7 12 (21.82%) DevOps
8 11 (20.00%) SQL Server
9 9 (16.36%) Active Directory
9 9 (16.36%) Internet
9 9 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (14.55%) Identity Access Management
10 8 (14.55%) .NET
10 8 (14.55%) C#
10 8 (14.55%) HTML
10 8 (14.55%) SaaS
11 7 (12.73%) Skype for Business
11 7 (12.73%) Node.js
11 7 (12.73%) Application Packaging
11 7 (12.73%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (12.73%) Skype
11 7 (12.73%) Azure Active Directory
11 7 (12.73%) JavaScript
11 7 (12.73%) Finance
11 7 (12.73%) MVC
11 7 (12.73%) Travis CI
12 6 (10.91%) Zscaler
12 6 (10.91%) Proofpoint

Azure Stack
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 7 (12.73%) Skype for Business
2 2 (3.64%) Anypoint
3 1 (1.82%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.82%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 55 (100.00%) Azure
2 18 (32.73%) Office 365
3 8 (14.55%) SaaS
4 7 (12.73%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (7.27%) AWS
5 4 (7.27%) PaaS
6 3 (5.45%) Azure Data Factory
6 3 (5.45%) IaaS
7 2 (3.64%) Power Platform
7 2 (3.64%) Serverless
8 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Flow
8 1 (1.82%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.36%) Internet
2 7 (12.73%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.82%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.82%) Big Data
4 1 (1.82%) Data Lake
4 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.82%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.82%) Power BI
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2017
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (12.73%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (12.73%) Travis CI
2 2 (3.64%) Maven
3 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.82%) SonarQube
3 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (12.73%) Finance
2 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (32.73%) Developer
2 9 (16.36%) Architect
2 9 (16.36%) Azure Developer
3 7 (12.73%) .NET Developer
3 7 (12.73%) Azure Architect
3 7 (12.73%) Node.js Developer
3 7 (12.73%) Senior Developer
4 6 (10.91%) Cloud Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Azure Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Consultant
6 4 (7.27%) HTML Developer
7 3 (5.45%) Azure Consultant
7 3 (5.45%) Data Architect
7 3 (5.45%) IAM Developer
7 3 (5.45%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.64%) Integration Architect
9 1 (1.82%) Software Developer
9 1 (1.82%) Software Engineer
9 1 (1.82%) Technical Architect
9 1 (1.82%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (25.45%) CSS
2 8 (14.55%) .NET
2 8 (14.55%) HTML
3 7 (12.73%) Node.js
4 5 (9.09%) ASP.NET
4 5 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (3.64%) React
6 1 (1.82%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.45%) User Experience
4 2 (3.64%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.64%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (3.64%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.82%) Cyberattack
5 1 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.82%) IVR
5 1 (1.82%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 17 (30.91%) Windows
2 15 (27.27%) Windows 10
3 3 (5.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.82%) DevOps
2 9 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (14.55%) Identity Access Management
4 7 (12.73%) Application Packaging
4 7 (12.73%) MVC
5 6 (10.91%) Incident Management
6 5 (9.09%) Information Security
7 4 (7.27%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (7.27%) Data Modelling
7 4 (7.27%) Migration
8 3 (5.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 3 (5.45%) Software Distribution
8 3 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (3.64%) Conceptual Models
9 2 (3.64%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (3.64%) Data Architecture
9 2 (3.64%) Information Architecture
9 2 (3.64%) Logical Data Model
9 2 (3.64%) Physical Data Model
9 2 (3.64%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.55%) C#
2 7 (12.73%) JavaScript
3 4 (7.27%) SQL
4 1 (1.82%) Java
4 1 (1.82%) Python
4 1 (1.82%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (9.09%) CISM
1 5 (9.09%) CISSP
2 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
2 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.64%) DV Cleared
3 2 (3.64%) MCSE
3 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (16.36%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.45%) Docker
3 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (27.27%) Microsoft Intune
1 15 (27.27%) SCCM
2 4 (7.27%) Terraform
3 3 (5.45%) Kubernetes
3 3 (5.45%) SCOM
4 2 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 29 (52.73%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.91%) Proofpoint
2 6 (10.91%) Zscaler
3 3 (5.45%) VMware
4 2 (3.64%) Cisco
4 2 (3.64%) MuleSoft
4 2 (3.64%) Okta
5 1 (1.82%) Citrix
5 1 (1.82%) Databricks
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle