Period
to 17 August 2019

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 17 August 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
6 months to
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 774 878 851
Rank change year-on-year +104 -27 +46
Contract jobs citing Azure Stack 70 28 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.077% 0.027% 0.015%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.27% 0.12% 0.097%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 11 11
UK median daily rate £488 £563 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +2.27% +22.22%
10th Percentile £389 £400 £388
90th Percentile £713 £738 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £511 £550
% change year-on-year -7.09% -7.05% +22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
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 26,003 22,706 14,388
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.54% 22.03% 15.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,776 15,578 9,860
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.11% +1.39%
10th Percentile £306 £304 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 335 207
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.16% - -3.11%
10th Percentile £13.40 £11.75 £11.00
90th Percentile £71.10 £59.00 £58.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% - +2.94%

Azure Stack
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure Stack in the UK

Azure Stack
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure Stack in the UK

Azure Stack
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure Stack over the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

Contractor 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 17 August 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
England +88 66 £488 -13.33% 26
UK excluding London +70 52 £475 -7.09% 15
South West +4 25 £550 -18.52% 4
South East +35 18 £475 +18.75% 6
London +60 16 £525 -12.50% 11
Midlands +32 4 £525 +8.81% 3
North of England +29 4 £285 -47.22% 1
West Midlands +20 3 £538 +11.40% 2
Yorkshire - 3 - -
Scotland +35 1 - -
North West +8 1 £285 -47.22% 1
East Midlands - 1 £475 - 1

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 with a requirement for Azure Stack.

1 70 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (77.14%) Microsoft
3 40 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 34 (48.57%) Windows
5 26 (37.14%) PaaS
6 25 (35.71%) IaaS
7 23 (32.86%) Amazon AWS
7 23 (32.86%) Migration
7 23 (32.86%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (31.43%) Python
9 21 (30.00%) DevOps
10 20 (28.57%) Security Cleared
11 19 (27.14%) Azure Active Directory
11 19 (27.14%) Data Centre
12 18 (25.71%) Office 365
12 18 (25.71%) Service Management
13 17 (24.29%) Ansible
13 17 (24.29%) DV Cleared
13 17 (24.29%) SCCM
14 16 (22.86%) Docker
14 16 (22.86%) Kubernetes
14 16 (22.86%) VMware
15 15 (21.43%) Unix
15 15 (21.43%) Linux
15 15 (21.43%) SQL
15 15 (21.43%) Cisco
15 15 (21.43%) DNS
15 15 (21.43%) OpenShift
15 15 (21.43%) Puppet
16 14 (20.00%) Computer Science

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 14 (20.00%) JBoss
1 14 (20.00%) OpenStack
2 12 (17.14%) SharePoint
3 10 (14.29%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.86%) Confluence
5 1 (1.43%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.43%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 70 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (37.14%) PaaS
3 25 (35.71%) IaaS
4 23 (32.86%) Amazon AWS
5 19 (27.14%) Azure Active Directory
6 18 (25.71%) Office 365
7 15 (21.43%) OpenShift
8 10 (14.29%) Azure Data Factory
9 7 (10.00%) Power Platform
10 6 (8.57%) SaaS
11 5 (7.14%) Serverless
12 4 (5.71%) Azure Functions
12 4 (5.71%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (2.86%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 1 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (1.43%) AWS CodePipeline
14 1 (1.43%) Dynamics 365
14 1 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (1.43%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 15 (21.43%) DNS
2 14 (20.00%) LAN
2 14 (20.00%) SAN
2 14 (20.00%) WAN
3 11 (15.71%) Skype
4 9 (12.86%) Internet
5 3 (4.29%) Firewall
5 3 (4.29%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (4.29%) Network Security
6 1 (1.43%) DHCP
6 1 (1.43%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.43%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.00%) Power BI
3 6 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (7.14%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (5.71%) Big Data
5 4 (5.71%) Cosmos DB
5 4 (5.71%) Data Lake
6 3 (4.29%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 3 (4.29%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.86%) Data Mart
7 2 (2.86%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.86%) Spotfire
7 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.43%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (1.43%) BigQuery
8 1 (1.43%) Looker
8 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (1.43%) Redis
8 1 (1.43%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 8 (11.43%) Git (software)
2 5 (7.14%) JIRA
2 5 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.29%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (2.86%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.43%) SonarQube
5 1 (1.43%) Subversion
5 1 (1.43%) TestRail
5 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.43%) Zephyr
General
1 13 (18.57%) Finance
2 3 (4.29%) Legal
3 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (37.14%) Architect
2 15 (21.43%) Technical Architect
3 14 (20.00%) Azure Engineer
4 10 (14.29%) Azure Architect
5 9 (12.86%) Cloud Engineer
5 9 (12.86%) Developer
6 6 (8.57%) Consultant
6 6 (8.57%) Office 365 Engineer
6 6 (8.57%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (7.14%) Azure Consultant
7 5 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (5.71%) Azure Developer
8 4 (5.71%) Senior Cloud Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) .NET Developer
9 3 (4.29%) Cloud Architect
9 3 (4.29%) Cloud Solutions Architect
9 3 (4.29%) Data Scientist
9 3 (4.29%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (20.00%) J2EE
1 14 (20.00%) Middleware
2 9 (12.86%) .NET
3 5 (7.14%) RESTful
4 4 (5.71%) CSS
4 4 (5.71%) Django
4 4 (5.71%) Flask
4 4 (5.71%) JSON
4 4 (5.71%) Web Services
5 3 (4.29%) ASP.NET
5 3 (4.29%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (4.29%) Natural Language Processing
6 2 (2.86%) Backbone.js
6 2 (2.86%) HTML
7 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.43%) Dapper ORM
7 1 (1.43%) REST
7 1 (1.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (27.14%) Data Centre
2 14 (20.00%) Replication
3 12 (17.14%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (10.00%) Public Cloud
5 6 (8.57%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (7.14%) Management Information System
7 3 (4.29%) Algorithms
7 3 (4.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (2.86%) Cloud Native
8 2 (2.86%) Data Structures
8 2 (2.86%) Digital Media
9 1 (1.43%) e-Learning
9 1 (1.43%) Mobile Computing
9 1 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 34 (48.57%) Windows
2 15 (21.43%) Linux
2 15 (21.43%) Unix
3 14 (20.00%) CentOS
3 14 (20.00%) Solaris
3 14 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 13 (18.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (12.86%) Windows Server
6 5 (7.14%) VMS
7 4 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.43%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.43%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (32.86%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (32.86%) Migration
2 21 (30.00%) DevOps
3 18 (25.71%) Service Management
4 14 (20.00%) Computer Science
4 14 (20.00%) Data Deduplication
4 14 (20.00%) Data Migration
5 13 (18.57%) Load Balancing
6 12 (17.14%) Decision-Making
7 10 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (12.86%) Matrix Management
8 9 (12.86%) Sprint Planning
8 9 (12.86%) Waterfall
9 8 (11.43%) Application Packaging
9 8 (11.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 8 (11.43%) Matrix Organization
9 8 (11.43%) Minimum Viable Product
9 8 (11.43%) Software Engineering
9 8 (11.43%) Technical Leadership
10 7 (10.00%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 22 (31.43%) Python
2 15 (21.43%) SQL
3 14 (20.00%) Java
4 11 (15.71%) PowerShell
5 10 (14.29%) C
6 7 (10.00%) C#
7 5 (7.14%) JavaScript
8 4 (5.71%) R
9 3 (4.29%) Bash Shell
9 3 (4.29%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.86%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 17 (24.29%) DV Cleared
3 5 (7.14%) Degree
4 3 (4.29%) PhD
4 3 (4.29%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.43%) CCA
5 1 (1.43%) CCNA
5 1 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.43%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.43%) MCP
5 1 (1.43%) RHCE
5 1 (1.43%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.86%) GDPR
2 1 (1.43%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 40 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 16 (22.86%) Docker
3 10 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.71%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.71%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (4.29%) BitLocker
5 3 (4.29%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.43%) XenApp
6 1 (1.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (24.29%) Ansible
1 17 (24.29%) SCCM
2 16 (22.86%) Kubernetes
3 15 (21.43%) Puppet
4 14 (20.00%) Microsoft Intune
4 14 (20.00%) vRealize
5 4 (5.71%) SCOM
6 3 (4.29%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (1.43%) Nagios
7 1 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.43%) SCOrch
7 1 (1.43%) Terraform
Vendors
1 54 (77.14%) Microsoft
2 16 (22.86%) VMware
3 15 (21.43%) Cisco
4 13 (18.57%) Micro Focus
4 13 (18.57%) Red Hat
4 13 (18.57%) ServiceNow
5 10 (14.29%) Proofpoint
6 9 (12.86%) Zscaler
7 3 (4.29%) MapR
7 3 (4.29%) McAfee
7 3 (4.29%) Tableau
8 2 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.43%) Atlassian
9 1 (1.43%) Citrix
9 1 (1.43%) Dell
9 1 (1.43%) EMC
9 1 (1.43%) Informatica
9 1 (1.43%) JD Edwards
9 1 (1.43%) NetApp
9 1 (1.43%) Splunk