Period
to 14 June 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 14 June 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 Stack
UK
6 months to
14 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 599 561 789
Rank change year-on-year -38 +228 +75
Contract jobs citing Azure Stack 111 56 58
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.13% 0.064%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.51% 0.42% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 40 29
10th Percentile £414 £435 £310
25th Percentile £466 £485 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £563 £550
Median % change year-on-year -11.11% +2.27% +13.40%
75th Percentile £638 £656 £688
90th Percentile £748 £714 £713
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £538 £525
% change year-on-year -11.63% +2.38% +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 21,559 13,229 25,255
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.08% 30.45% 27.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,486 9,340 17,581
10th Percentile £325 £306 £313
25th Percentile £413 £400 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £600 £594 £580
90th Percentile £675 £675 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £463 £450
% change year-on-year -0.54% +2.78% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 354 204 282
10th Percentile £12.19 £12.75 £12.25
25th Percentile £14.50 £16.25 £14.90
Median hourly rate £21.05 £20.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +5.25% - +14.29%
75th Percentile £42.81 £33.94 £35.00
90th Percentile £63.00 £54.40 £51.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - +11.43% +9.38%

Azure Stack
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Azure Stack as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Azure Stack in the UK

Azure Stack
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Azure Stack.

Daily rate trend for Azure Stack in the UK

Azure Stack
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure Stack over the 6 months to 14 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Azure Stack in the UK

Azure Stack
Top 12 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 14 June 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
England -21 73 £500 -13.04% 30
Work from Home -227 46 £500 -28.57% 7
London -68 45 £500 -13.04% 12
UK excluding London +16 27 £475 -11.63% 18
South East +13 13 £525 -30.00% 4
Midlands -12 6 £425 -10.53% 4
North of England +17 4 £513 - 2
West Midlands -17 4 £325 -31.58% 3
North West - 4 £513 - 1
Scotland -30 3 £388 -18.42% 1
East Midlands - 2 £425 - 1
South West +12 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 14 June 2021, 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 with a requirement for Azure Stack.

1 111 (100.00%) Azure
2 73 (65.77%) Microsoft
3 55 (49.55%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (39.64%) Power Platform
5 43 (38.74%) Databricks
6 41 (36.94%) Azure Data Factory
7 39 (35.14%) DevOps
8 38 (34.23%) Python
9 37 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
9 37 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
10 36 (32.43%) SQL
11 35 (31.53%) Data Modelling
11 35 (31.53%) Analytics
12 34 (30.63%) SQL Server
12 34 (30.63%) Power BI
13 33 (29.73%) Scrum
14 32 (28.83%) Azure Synapse Analytics
15 26 (23.42%) C#
16 25 (22.52%) Social Skills
17 24 (21.62%) Data Lake
17 24 (21.62%) JavaScript
17 24 (21.62%) Linux
18 23 (20.72%) Continuous Improvement
18 23 (20.72%) Microsoft 365
18 23 (20.72%) GCP
19 22 (19.82%) AWS
19 22 (19.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 22 (19.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 21 (18.92%) ETL
20 21 (18.92%) OLAP

Azure Stack
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 11 (9.91%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.50%) Apache Spark
3 3 (2.70%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.90%) Hyperledger
Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 14 (12.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.70%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.90%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.90%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 111 (100.00%) Azure
2 44 (39.64%) Power Platform
3 41 (36.94%) Azure Data Factory
4 32 (28.83%) Azure Synapse Analytics
5 23 (20.72%) GCP
5 23 (20.72%) Microsoft 365
6 22 (19.82%) AWS
7 17 (15.32%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 15 (13.51%) PaaS
9 14 (12.61%) Azure Functions
9 14 (12.61%) Serverless
10 13 (11.71%) Azure Storage
11 12 (10.81%) PowerApps
12 10 (9.01%) Azure Service Bus
12 10 (9.01%) Dynamics 365
12 10 (9.01%) SaaS
13 6 (5.41%) Azure Key Vault
14 5 (4.50%) Azure Logic Apps
14 5 (4.50%) Azure Machine Learning
15 4 (3.60%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.21%) DNS
2 4 (3.60%) Firewall
3 2 (1.80%) DHCP
3 2 (1.80%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (1.80%) iSCSI
3 2 (1.80%) NAS
3 2 (1.80%) VLAN
3 2 (1.80%) VPN
4 1 (0.90%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (30.63%) Power BI
1 34 (30.63%) SQL Server
2 24 (21.62%) Data Lake
3 22 (19.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 22 (19.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 21 (18.92%) OLAP
4 21 (18.92%) OLTP
5 18 (16.22%) Tableau
6 16 (14.41%) Azure SQL Database
7 12 (10.81%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (9.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (9.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (6.31%) Big Data
9 7 (6.31%) Relational Database
10 6 (5.41%) RDBMS
11 5 (4.50%) BigQuery
12 4 (3.60%) NoSQL
12 4 (3.60%) Redis
13 3 (2.70%) Apache Hive
13 3 (2.70%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 12 (10.81%) GitLab
1 12 (10.81%) Jenkins
2 11 (9.91%) JIRA
3 4 (3.60%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.60%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (2.70%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.90%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.90%) TeamCity
General
1 37 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (22.52%) Social Skills
3 15 (13.51%) Presentation Skills
4 14 (12.61%) Influencing Skills
5 7 (6.31%) Public Sector
6 6 (5.41%) Retail
7 5 (4.50%) Finance
8 3 (2.70%) Games
9 2 (1.80%) Banking
9 2 (1.80%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.90%) Law
10 1 (0.90%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 36 (32.43%) Azure Engineer
2 27 (24.32%) Developer
3 25 (22.52%) Architect
4 17 (15.32%) Data Engineer
5 15 (13.51%) Azure Architect
6 12 (10.81%) Data Architect
7 11 (9.91%) DevOps Engineer
8 9 (8.11%) Azure Developer
9 8 (7.21%) .NET Developer
9 8 (7.21%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 8 (7.21%) Azure Software Engineer
9 8 (7.21%) Software Engineer
10 7 (6.31%) C# Software Engineer
10 7 (6.31%) Web Engineer
11 6 (5.41%) Designer
11 6 (5.41%) Solutions Designer
12 5 (4.50%) Consultant
12 5 (4.50%) Senior Architect
12 5 (4.50%) Senior Developer
12 5 (4.50%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (17.12%) .NET
2 12 (10.81%) .NET Core
3 8 (7.21%) ASP.NET
4 7 (6.31%) jQuery
4 7 (6.31%) Web Services
5 6 (5.41%) .NET Framework
6 5 (4.50%) CSS
6 5 (4.50%) HTML
7 4 (3.60%) ASP.NET Core
7 4 (3.60%) KnockoutJS
7 4 (3.60%) PySpark
7 4 (3.60%) React
7 4 (3.60%) RESTful
7 4 (3.60%) Sass
7 4 (3.60%) Swagger
7 4 (3.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (2.70%) JSON
8 3 (2.70%) REST
9 2 (1.80%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.51%) Hybrid Cloud
2 13 (11.71%) Data Centre
3 7 (6.31%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (3.60%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.80%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.90%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.90%) NHS
6 1 (0.90%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 24 (21.62%) Linux
2 15 (13.51%) Windows Server
3 11 (9.91%) Windows
4 2 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.80%) Windows Server 2019
5 1 (0.90%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (49.55%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (35.14%) DevOps
3 37 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 35 (31.53%) Analytics
4 35 (31.53%) Data Modelling
5 33 (29.73%) Scrum
6 23 (20.72%) Continuous Improvement
7 21 (18.92%) ETL
7 21 (18.92%) Use Case
7 21 (18.92%) Waterfall
8 19 (17.12%) CRM
9 16 (14.41%) Data Pipeline
10 14 (12.61%) Root Cause Analysis
11 12 (10.81%) Software Engineering
11 12 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (9.91%) Data Engineering
13 9 (8.11%) Microservices
13 9 (8.11%) Release Automation
14 8 (7.21%) Line Management
14 8 (7.21%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 38 (34.23%) Python
2 36 (32.43%) SQL
3 26 (23.42%) C#
4 24 (21.62%) JavaScript
5 16 (14.41%) TypeScript
6 14 (12.61%) PowerShell
7 12 (10.81%) Java
8 8 (7.21%) Scala
9 2 (1.80%) C
9 2 (1.80%) Java 8
10 1 (0.90%) C++
10 1 (0.90%) R
10 1 (0.90%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.90%) VBA
10 1 (0.90%) X++
Qualifications
1 14 (12.61%) SC Cleared
1 14 (12.61%) Security Cleared
2 13 (11.71%) DV Cleared
3 10 (9.01%) Degree
4 6 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (5.41%) VCP6
5 2 (1.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.90%) CISM
6 1 (0.90%) CISSP
6 1 (0.90%) CRISC
6 1 (0.90%) MBA
6 1 (0.90%) MCSA
6 1 (0.90%) MCSD
6 1 (0.90%) MCSE
6 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.90%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.50%) PMO
2 2 (1.80%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.80%) QA
3 1 (0.90%) GDPR
3 1 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.90%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (13.51%) Docker
2 11 (9.91%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.70%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.90%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (14.41%) Terraform
2 15 (13.51%) Kubernetes
3 10 (9.01%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 2 (1.80%) SCOM
4 2 (1.80%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.90%) Grafana
5 1 (0.90%) vRealize
5 1 (0.90%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 73 (65.77%) Microsoft
2 43 (38.74%) Databricks
3 17 (15.32%) Alteryx
4 9 (8.11%) Atlassian
5 6 (5.41%) Google
6 5 (4.50%) VMware
7 3 (2.70%) Cadence
8 2 (1.80%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.90%) Dell
9 1 (0.90%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.90%) Workday
9 1 (0.90%) Zscaler