Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 707 848 875
Rank change year-on-year +141 +27 +16
Contract jobs citing Azure Stack 100 52 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.050% 0.016%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.41% 0.21% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 29 10
UK median daily rate £475 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.64% - +22.22%
10th Percentile £425 £365 £478
90th Percentile £660 £655 £596
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £525 £561
% change year-on-year -9.52% -6.42% +24.67%
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 24,468 25,059 17,496
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.41% 24.08% 16.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,623 17,377 12,142
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £281 £300 £275
90th Percentile £660 £645 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 336 235
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -12.50% +7.85%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.27 £11.10
90th Percentile £78.75 £63.75 £58.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +17.14% - +2.58%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +144 96 £475 -13.64% 17
UK excluding London +121 63 £475 -9.52% 9
London +82 32 £495 -10.00% 9
South East +69 32 £463 -15.91% 3
Midlands +58 16 £525 +8.81% 3
West Midlands +52 14 £550 +13.99% 3
South West - 11 £388 - 1
North of England +39 2 - -
East Midlands +28 2 £488 +21.88%
Yorkshire - 2 - -
Scotland +26 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 100 (100.00%) Azure
2 55 (55.00%) Microsoft
3 34 (34.00%) Windows
4 30 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 29 (29.00%) Office 365
6 28 (28.00%) DevOps
7 24 (24.00%) SCCM
8 23 (23.00%) Microsoft Intune
8 23 (23.00%) Windows 10
9 20 (20.00%) SQL
10 19 (19.00%) SQL Server
11 18 (18.00%) Python
11 18 (18.00%) Finance
11 18 (18.00%) AWS
11 18 (18.00%) Azure Active Directory
12 16 (16.00%) Azure Data Factory
13 15 (15.00%) Analytics
13 15 (15.00%) PaaS
14 14 (14.00%) Skype
14 14 (14.00%) Internet
15 13 (13.00%) CSS
15 13 (13.00%) Agile Software Development
15 13 (13.00%) IaaS
15 13 (13.00%) Enterprise Software
15 13 (13.00%) Skype for Business
16 12 (12.00%) Security Cleared
16 12 (12.00%) Application Packaging
16 12 (12.00%) Migration
16 12 (12.00%) JavaScript
16 12 (12.00%) Data Modelling

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 13 (13.00%) Skype for Business
2 7 (7.00%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.00%) OpenStack
4 4 (4.00%) JBoss
5 1 (1.00%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.00%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 100 (100.00%) Azure
2 29 (29.00%) Office 365
3 18 (18.00%) AWS
3 18 (18.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 16 (16.00%) Azure Data Factory
5 15 (15.00%) PaaS
6 13 (13.00%) IaaS
7 10 (10.00%) SaaS
8 8 (8.00%) OpenShift
9 6 (6.00%) Power Platform
10 5 (5.00%) Azure Machine Learning
11 4 (4.00%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (4.00%) AWS CodePipeline
12 2 (2.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (2.00%) OneDrive
12 2 (2.00%) Serverless
13 1 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (1.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (14.00%) Internet
1 14 (14.00%) Skype
2 5 (5.00%) DNS
3 4 (4.00%) Firewall
3 4 (4.00%) LAN
3 4 (4.00%) Network Security
3 4 (4.00%) SAN
3 4 (4.00%) WAN
4 1 (1.00%) DHCP
4 1 (1.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.00%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (19.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.00%) Data Lake
2 8 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (6.00%) Power BI
4 5 (5.00%) NoSQL
5 4 (4.00%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (4.00%) Big Data
5 4 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.00%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.00%) Hadoop
6 3 (3.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.00%) Cosmos DB
7 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.00%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.00%) Parquet
7 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2017
7 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (8.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (7.00%) Travis CI
3 6 (6.00%) Jenkins
4 5 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (4.00%) SonarQube
5 4 (4.00%) Subversion
6 2 (2.00%) Selenium
7 1 (1.00%) JIRA
7 1 (1.00%) TestRail
7 1 (1.00%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.00%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (1.00%) Zephyr
General
1 18 (18.00%) Finance
2 4 (4.00%) Legal
3 3 (3.00%) Billing
4 1 (1.00%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 25 (25.00%) Architect
2 21 (21.00%) Developer
3 20 (20.00%) Azure Engineer
4 15 (15.00%) Azure Architect
5 11 (11.00%) Cloud Engineer
6 10 (10.00%) Data Engineer
7 9 (9.00%) Azure Developer
8 8 (8.00%) Cloud Architect
9 7 (7.00%) Consultant
9 7 (7.00%) Node.js Developer
9 7 (7.00%) Senior Developer
9 7 (7.00%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (5.00%) .NET Developer
10 5 (5.00%) Azure Consultant
10 5 (5.00%) Data Architect
10 5 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
10 5 (5.00%) Technical Architect
11 4 (4.00%) HTML Developer
11 4 (4.00%) Office 365 Engineer
11 4 (4.00%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.00%) CSS
2 10 (10.00%) .NET
3 9 (9.00%) HTML
4 7 (7.00%) Node.js
5 6 (6.00%) React
6 5 (5.00%) ASP.NET
6 5 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (4.00%) J2EE
7 4 (4.00%) Middleware
8 3 (3.00%) AngularJS
8 3 (3.00%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (3.00%) Laravel
8 3 (3.00%) Natural Language Processing
8 3 (3.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (2.00%) Web Services
10 1 (1.00%) ADO
10 1 (1.00%) Apache Avro
10 1 (1.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (1.00%) Dapper ORM
10 1 (1.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.00%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 8 (8.00%) Public Cloud
4 6 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.00%) User Experience
5 4 (4.00%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (4.00%) Replication
6 3 (3.00%) Algorithms
6 3 (3.00%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.00%) Internet of Things
7 2 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.00%) Cloud Native
8 1 (1.00%) Cyberattack
8 1 (1.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.00%) e-Learning
8 1 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.00%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 34 (34.00%) Windows
2 23 (23.00%) Windows 10
3 7 (7.00%) Windows Server
4 6 (6.00%) Linux
5 5 (5.00%) Unix
6 4 (4.00%) CentOS
6 4 (4.00%) Solaris
7 3 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (3.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.00%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (28.00%) DevOps
2 15 (15.00%) Analytics
3 13 (13.00%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (12.00%) Application Packaging
4 12 (12.00%) Data Modelling
4 12 (12.00%) Migration
5 11 (11.00%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (9.00%) Data Science
6 9 (9.00%) ETL
6 9 (9.00%) Machine Learning
6 9 (9.00%) MVC
7 8 (8.00%) Artificial Intelligence
7 8 (8.00%) Identity Access Management
8 7 (7.00%) Computer Science
8 7 (7.00%) Data Architecture
8 7 (7.00%) Incident Management
9 6 (6.00%) Decision-Making
9 6 (6.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 6 (6.00%) Microservices
9 6 (6.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 20 (20.00%) SQL
2 18 (18.00%) Python
3 12 (12.00%) JavaScript
4 10 (10.00%) C#
5 4 (4.00%) C
5 4 (4.00%) Java
5 4 (4.00%) PHP
5 4 (4.00%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.00%) R
7 1 (1.00%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.00%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.00%) DV Cleared
2 7 (7.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.00%) CISM
3 5 (5.00%) CISSP
4 3 (3.00%) Degree
4 3 (3.00%) PhD
5 2 (2.00%) MCSE
5 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.00%) CCA
6 1 (1.00%) CCNA
6 1 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.00%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.00%) MCP
6 1 (1.00%) RHCE
6 1 (1.00%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.00%) GDPR
2 1 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (1.00%) QA
System Software
1 30 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.00%) Docker
3 6 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.00%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.00%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.00%) XenApp
5 1 (1.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (24.00%) SCCM
2 23 (23.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (10.00%) Kubernetes
4 9 (9.00%) Ansible
5 8 (8.00%) Puppet
6 5 (5.00%) SCOM
6 5 (5.00%) Terraform
7 4 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (4.00%) vRealize
8 1 (1.00%) Automic
8 1 (1.00%) Grafana
8 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (1.00%) Nagios
8 1 (1.00%) Packer
8 1 (1.00%) Prometheus
8 1 (1.00%) SCOrch
8 1 (1.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 55 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.00%) Proofpoint
2 11 (11.00%) Zscaler
3 8 (8.00%) VMware
4 6 (6.00%) Cisco
5 3 (3.00%) MapR
5 3 (3.00%) Micro Focus
5 3 (3.00%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.00%) ServiceNow
5 3 (3.00%) Splunk
6 2 (2.00%) Citrix
6 2 (2.00%) Databricks
6 2 (2.00%) Tableau
7 1 (1.00%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.00%) JD Edwards
7 1 (1.00%) McAfee
7 1 (1.00%) Oracle