Period
to 17 September 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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 327 553 659
Rank change year-on-year +226 +106 -24
Contract jobs citing Azure Stack 24 61 19
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.17% 0.13% 0.035%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.61% 0.49% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 37 5
Median daily rate £600 £475 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.32% -1.55% -12.27%
10th Percentile £448 £381 £385
90th Percentile £723 £713 £659
UK median daily rate £600 £475 £556
% change year-on-year +26.32% -14.61% +1.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 3,930 12,505 10,836
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 27.95% 26.05% 19.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,464 8,187 6,977
Median daily rate £455 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.11% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £275
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 287 240
Median hourly rate £24.30 £22.34 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.80% +27.63% -2.78%
10th Percentile £14.21 £13.01 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.85 £82.50 £56.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £18.13
% change year-on-year +62.79% +18.62% -8.52%

Azure Stack
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Azure Stack as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Azure Stack in the UK excluding London.

Daily rate trend for Azure Stack in the UK excluding London

Azure Stack
Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure Stack in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 17 September 2020.

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 17 September 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 West +96 9 £613 +32.43%
East of England - 5 £598 -
South East +173 4 - - 1
North of England +124 2 £550 +92.98% 1
Midlands +101 2 - - 4
West Midlands +74 2 - - 2
Scotland - 2 £463 - 1
Yorkshire +82 1 £550 -
North West +81 1 £775 +171.93% 1
North East - 1 £550 -
Azure Stack
UK

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 24 (100.00%) Azure
2 17 (70.83%) Security Cleared
3 15 (62.50%) SC Cleared
4 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
5 12 (50.00%) DevOps
6 8 (33.33%) Migration
6 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (33.33%) DV Cleared
7 7 (29.17%) SonarQube
8 6 (25.00%) Software Delivery
8 6 (25.00%) Docker
8 6 (25.00%) Virtual Team
8 6 (25.00%) DevSecOps
8 6 (25.00%) AWS
8 6 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
8 6 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (25.00%) SAML
8 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
9 5 (20.83%) IIS
9 5 (20.83%) Windows
9 5 (20.83%) VMware
9 5 (20.83%) Strategic Roadmap
10 4 (16.67%) Power BI
10 4 (16.67%) Power Platform
10 4 (16.67%) SQL
10 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
11 3 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (12.50%) Power Automate

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 5 (20.83%) IIS
2 1 (4.17%) Anypoint
2 1 (4.17%) Apache Spark
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.17%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 24 (100.00%) Azure
2 6 (25.00%) AWS
3 4 (16.67%) Power Platform
4 3 (12.50%) Power Automate
5 2 (8.33%) PaaS
5 2 (8.33%) PowerApps
6 1 (4.17%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (4.17%) Azure Functions
6 1 (4.17%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (4.17%) Logic Apps
6 1 (4.17%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.67%) Power BI
3 3 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (8.33%) Data Lake
4 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
5 1 (4.17%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (4.17%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 1 (4.17%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (4.17%) Hadoop
5 1 (4.17%) Redis
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (4.17%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) SonarQube
2 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.17%) Maven
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (12.50%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Architect
2 6 (25.00%) Azure Architect
3 5 (20.83%) Cloud Architect
3 5 (20.83%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (20.83%) VMware Architect
4 4 (16.67%) Technical Architect
5 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 3 (12.50%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (8.33%) .NET Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Azure Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 2 (8.33%) Data Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 2 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Delivery Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Lead Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Programme Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Technical Leader
7 1 (4.17%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) SAML
2 2 (8.33%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) HTML
3 1 (4.17%) .NET Core
3 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Core
3 1 (4.17%) CSS
3 1 (4.17%) jQuery
3 1 (4.17%) JSON
3 1 (4.17%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (4.17%) Sass
3 1 (4.17%) Swagger
3 1 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (4.17%) Web Services
3 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) DevOps
2 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (33.33%) Migration
3 6 (25.00%) DevSecOps
3 6 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (25.00%) Software Delivery
3 6 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 5 (20.83%) Strategic Roadmap
5 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (8.33%) Analytics
6 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.33%) Data Modelling
6 2 (8.33%) ETL
6 2 (8.33%) TDD
6 2 (8.33%) Workflow
7 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (4.17%) Data Extraction
7 1 (4.17%) Kanban
7 1 (4.17%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) SQL
2 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.33%) C#
4 1 (4.17%) Python
4 1 (4.17%) Scala
4 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.17%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 17 (70.83%) Security Cleared
2 15 (62.50%) SC Cleared
3 8 (33.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) Data Quality
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Kubernetes
1 1 (4.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.83%) VMware
3 1 (4.17%) Cadence
3 1 (4.17%) MuleSoft
3 1 (4.17%) Tableau