Period
to 12 August 2020

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 12 August 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
6 months to
12 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 472 780 875
Rank change year-on-year +308 +95 -30
Contract jobs citing Azure Stack 60 69 28
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.076% 0.027%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.57% 0.27% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 40 11
Median daily rate £575 £500 £540
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -7.41% -1.82%
10th Percentile £423 £386 £400
90th Percentile £714 £713 £738
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £475 £483
% change year-on-year +10.53% -1.55% -12.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 10,584 25,912 22,507
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.63% 28.52% 21.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,949 17,715 15,444
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.44%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £306
90th Percentile £688 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £473 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 390 330
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.09% +15.79% -
10th Percentile £15.23 £13.25 £11.75
90th Percentile £51.75 £71.50 £72.63
Median hourly rate £25.50 £22.34 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.17% +27.63% -1.41%

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 12 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Azure Stack in the UK

Azure Stack
Top 10 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 12 August 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
England +296 55 £600 +20.00% 4
London +246 38 £600 +11.63% 2
UK excluding London +193 18 £525 +10.53% 2
Work from Home -5 13 £575 - 2
Midlands +89 5 £475 -9.52% 2
West Midlands +82 5 £475 -11.63% 1
South East +153 4 £700 +47.37%
East of England - 4 £598 -
South West +75 3 £588 +6.82%
Scotland +76 2 £463 -

For the 6 months to 12 August 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 with a requirement for Azure Stack.

1 60 (100.00%) Azure
2 37 (61.67%) DevOps
3 30 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 22 (36.67%) SQL
4 22 (36.67%) SQL Server
4 22 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (33.33%) AWS
6 18 (30.00%) Security Cleared
7 17 (28.33%) SC Cleared
8 15 (25.00%) Terraform
9 14 (23.33%) Ansible
10 13 (21.67%) DV Cleared
11 12 (20.00%) Git (software)
11 12 (20.00%) Microservices
11 12 (20.00%) Windows
11 12 (20.00%) C#
12 11 (18.33%) Python
12 11 (18.33%) .NET
12 11 (18.33%) Kubernetes
12 11 (18.33%) Jenkins
13 10 (16.67%) Open Source
13 10 (16.67%) Hybrid Cloud
13 10 (16.67%) Data Centre
13 10 (16.67%) Configuration Management
13 10 (16.67%) Migration
13 10 (16.67%) Infrastructure as Code
14 9 (15.00%) PowerShell
14 9 (15.00%) Cloud Native
14 9 (15.00%) GitLab
14 9 (15.00%) High Availability

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 4 (6.67%) IIS
2 3 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.67%) Anypoint
4 1 (1.67%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.67%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 60 (100.00%) Azure
2 20 (33.33%) AWS
3 8 (13.33%) PaaS
3 8 (13.33%) SaaS
4 7 (11.67%) Azure Data Factory
5 6 (10.00%) Azure Functions
5 6 (10.00%) Power Platform
5 6 (10.00%) Serverless
6 5 (8.33%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (8.33%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (8.33%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 5 (8.33%) iPaaS
7 4 (6.67%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (5.00%) IaaS
8 3 (5.00%) Logic Apps
9 2 (3.33%) Akamai
9 2 (3.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (3.33%) AWS CodePipeline
9 2 (3.33%) Office 365
9 2 (3.33%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.00%) VPN
2 3 (5.00%) DNS
3 1 (1.67%) Firewall
3 1 (1.67%) Network Security
3 1 (1.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (36.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.67%) Azure SQL Database
2 7 (11.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (8.33%) Power BI
5 4 (6.67%) Data Lake
5 4 (6.67%) Spotfire
6 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2019
7 2 (3.33%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 2 (3.33%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (1.67%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 1 (1.67%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.67%) Redis
8 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.67%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 12 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 11 (18.33%) Jenkins
3 9 (15.00%) GitLab
4 8 (13.33%) SonarQube
5 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (3.33%) Subversion
7 1 (1.67%) Artifactory
7 1 (1.67%) JIRA
7 1 (1.67%) Maven
7 1 (1.67%) NUnit
7 1 (1.67%) Selenium
7 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (11.67%) Banking
2 5 (8.33%) Public Sector
3 2 (3.33%) Finance
3 2 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (23.33%) Architect
1 14 (23.33%) Azure Engineer
2 13 (21.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 12 (20.00%) Developer
4 10 (16.67%) Azure Architect
4 10 (16.67%) Senior DevOps
4 10 (16.67%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 8 (13.33%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 7 (11.67%) Data Engineer
6 7 (11.67%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (10.00%) Azure Developer
8 5 (8.33%) Azure DevOps
9 3 (5.00%) .NET Developer
9 3 (5.00%) Analyst
10 2 (3.33%) Applications Developer
10 2 (3.33%) Business Consultant
10 2 (3.33%) C# Developer
10 2 (3.33%) Data Warehouse Consultant
10 2 (3.33%) Data Warehouse Developer
10 2 (3.33%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.33%) .NET
2 8 (13.33%) Web Services
3 7 (11.67%) REST
4 6 (10.00%) Middleware
5 4 (6.67%) SAML
6 3 (5.00%) .NET Core
7 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (3.33%) HTML
8 1 (1.67%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET Core
8 1 (1.67%) CSS
8 1 (1.67%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (1.67%) jQuery
8 1 (1.67%) JSON
8 1 (1.67%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (1.67%) LDAP
8 1 (1.67%) PySpark
8 1 (1.67%) Swagger
8 1 (1.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 10 (16.67%) Hybrid Cloud
2 9 (15.00%) Cloud Native
3 7 (11.67%) Private Cloud
3 7 (11.67%) Public Cloud
4 3 (5.00%) Virtual Team
5 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.67%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.00%) Windows
2 8 (13.33%) VMS
3 2 (3.33%) Linux
3 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2016
4 1 (1.67%) Debian
4 1 (1.67%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (61.67%) DevOps
2 22 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (20.00%) Microservices
4 10 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 10 (16.67%) Infrastructure as Code
4 10 (16.67%) Migration
4 10 (16.67%) Open Source
5 9 (15.00%) High Availability
6 8 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (13.33%) Unit Testing
7 7 (11.67%) ETL
8 6 (10.00%) Coaching
8 6 (10.00%) Data Modelling
8 6 (10.00%) Mentoring
8 6 (10.00%) Technical Leadership
9 5 (8.33%) DevSecOps
9 5 (8.33%) Low Latency
9 5 (8.33%) Network Virtualisation
9 5 (8.33%) Product Backlog
Programming Languages
1 22 (36.67%) SQL
2 12 (20.00%) C#
3 11 (18.33%) Python
4 9 (15.00%) PowerShell
5 4 (6.67%) C++
5 4 (6.67%) Groovy
5 4 (6.67%) VBA
6 3 (5.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.00%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.33%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 2 (3.33%) Scala
8 1 (1.67%) Java
8 1 (1.67%) Ruby
8 1 (1.67%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.67%) X++
Qualifications
1 18 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (28.33%) SC Cleared
3 13 (21.67%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.67%) Degree
4 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.67%) GDPR
1 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 9 (15.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (25.00%) Terraform
2 14 (23.33%) Ansible
3 11 (18.33%) Kubernetes
4 2 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.33%) Puppet
4 2 (3.33%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.67%) Grafana
5 1 (1.67%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 30 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.33%) Databricks
3 3 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (3.33%) Adobe
4 2 (3.33%) New Relic
5 1 (1.67%) Dynatrace
5 1 (1.67%) Informatica
5 1 (1.67%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.67%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.67%) Tableau