Period
to 19 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Azure SQL Database skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Azure SQL Database over the 6 months to 19 October 2018 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 SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 149 163 176
Rank change year-on-year +14 +13 +3
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 15 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.38% 0.13% 0.089%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.09% 0.63% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 4
Berkshire median daily rate £463 £425 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% -17.07% +36.67%
10th Percentile £312 £372 £379
90th Percentile £554 £478 £599
South East median daily rate £456 £475 £465
% change year-on-year -3.95% +2.15% +6.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - £40.00

Azure SQL Database is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 717 799 738
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.27% 20.02% 16.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 489 407
Berkshire median daily rate £430 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £313 £280 £300
90th Percentile £581 £575 £592
South East median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 24 34
Berkshire median hourly rate £24.00 £14.75 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.71% +55.26% -45.71%
10th Percentile £10.78 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £51.38 £49.25 £15.20
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +27.27% -8.33% +22.45%

Azure SQL Database
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Azure SQL Database as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Azure SQL Database in Berkshire

Azure SQL Database
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure SQL Database in Berkshire

Azure SQL Database
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure SQL Database in Berkshire over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure SQL Database in Berkshire

Azure SQL Database
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure SQL Database within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 19 October 2018. 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
Reading 0 7 £500 +33.33%
Maidenhead - 1 £575 -
Azure SQL Database
South East

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Azure SQL Database 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Azure SQL Database.

1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (60.00%) SQL
3 8 (53.33%) .NET
3 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
3 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
3 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
3 8 (53.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (46.67%) C#
5 6 (40.00%) C++
5 6 (40.00%) HTML
5 6 (40.00%) Java
5 6 (40.00%) IIS
5 6 (40.00%) Visual Studio
5 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
5 6 (40.00%) CSS
5 6 (40.00%) Visual Studio Team System
5 6 (40.00%) MVC
5 6 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (26.67%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 4 (26.67%) PaaS
6 4 (26.67%) CSS3
6 4 (26.67%) HTML5
6 4 (26.67%) MVVM
6 4 (26.67%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (20.00%) Web Development
8 2 (13.33%) ServiceNow
8 2 (13.33%) Apache Spark
8 2 (13.33%) Mobile Development
8 2 (13.33%) HDInsight
8 2 (13.33%) Azure Machine Learning

Azure SQL Database
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 6 (40.00%) IIS
2 2 (13.33%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (26.67%) PaaS
3 2 (13.33%) Azure Data Factory
3 2 (13.33%) Azure Machine Learning
3 2 (13.33%) IaaS
4 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (26.67%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
2 4 (26.67%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (13.33%) Big Data
3 2 (13.33%) Data Lake
3 2 (13.33%) Hadoop
3 2 (13.33%) HDInsight
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
4 1 (6.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 6 (40.00%) Visual Studio Team System
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Azure Consultant
2 3 (20.00%) Consultant
2 3 (20.00%) Web Developer
3 2 (13.33%) .NET Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Android Developer
3 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Data Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Mobile Developer
3 2 (13.33%) WCF Developer
4 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
4 1 (6.67%) C# Web Developer
4 1 (6.67%) C++ Developer
4 1 (6.67%) C++/C# Developer
4 1 (6.67%) C++/Java Developer
4 1 (6.67%) DBA
4 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Java Web Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) .NET
2 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (40.00%) CSS
2 6 (40.00%) HTML
3 4 (26.67%) CSS3
3 4 (26.67%) HTML5
4 2 (13.33%) jQuery
4 2 (13.33%) JSON
4 2 (13.33%) RESTful
4 2 (13.33%) WCF
4 2 (13.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (6.67%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Android
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) MVC
1 6 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (26.67%) MVVM
3 3 (20.00%) Web Development
4 2 (13.33%) Analytics
4 2 (13.33%) Android Development
4 2 (13.33%) Data Science
4 2 (13.33%) ETL
4 2 (13.33%) High Availability
4 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
4 2 (13.33%) Machine Learning
4 2 (13.33%) Mobile Development
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (6.67%) Cloud Operations
5 1 (6.67%) Decision-Making
5 1 (6.67%) DevOps
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL
5 1 (6.67%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) SQL
2 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (46.67%) C#
4 6 (40.00%) C++
4 6 (40.00%) Java
5 2 (13.33%) Python
5 2 (13.33%) R
6 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
1 1 (6.67%) MCSA
1 1 (6.67%) MCSE
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) ServiceNow
2 2 (13.33%) Xamarin