Period
to 23 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 23 January 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 SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
23 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 51 81 79
Rank change year-on-year +30 -2 -
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 5 11 13
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.86% 1.00% 0.97%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.15% 4.25% 5.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 8
Median daily rate £419 £535 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.73% +167.50% -
10th Percentile £337 £444 £168
90th Percentile £486 £700 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £475 £375
% change year-on-year - +26.67% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

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 Birmingham with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 97 259 232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.61% 23.48% 17.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 189 170
Median daily rate £400 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £301 £309 £298
90th Percentile £620 £596 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £428 £413
% change year-on-year -6.54% +3.76% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Median hourly rate - £11.13 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -49.43% -
Median hourly rate £26.00 £17.50 £52.00
% change year-on-year +48.57% -66.35% +70.49%

Azure SQL Database
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Azure SQL Database as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Azure SQL Database in Birmingham

Azure SQL Database
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Azure SQL Database in Birmingham.

Daily rate trend for Azure SQL Database in Birmingham

Azure SQL Database
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure SQL Database in Birmingham over the 6 months to 23 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Azure SQL Database in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 January 2021, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Azure SQL Database.

1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) Azure
2 3 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) DevOps
2 3 (60.00%) Power BI
2 3 (60.00%) Power Platform
3 2 (40.00%) Azure Data Factory
3 2 (40.00%) Data Lake
3 2 (40.00%) Public Sector
3 2 (40.00%) GitHub
3 2 (40.00%) ETL
3 2 (40.00%) Entity Framework
3 2 (40.00%) Razor View Engine
3 2 (40.00%) Analytics
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (20.00%) MDX
4 1 (20.00%) JIRA
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (20.00%) DNN
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Usability Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration

Azure SQL Database
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 1 (20.00%) DNN
1 1 (20.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (20.00%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 5 (100.00%) Azure
2 3 (60.00%) Power Platform
3 2 (40.00%) Azure Data Factory
3 2 (40.00%) GitHub
4 1 (20.00%) Data Lake Analytics
4 1 (20.00%) Yammer
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Power BI
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) Data Lake
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (20.00%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 1 (20.00%) Base SAS
3 1 (20.00%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (20.00%) DB2
3 1 (20.00%) DTS
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (20.00%) OLAP
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (20.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (20.00%) SAS Visual Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) Snowflake Schema
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2017
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (20.00%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (20.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) ProC
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (20.00%) Subversion
1 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (20.00%) Toad
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (40.00%) Public Sector
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Azure Developer
2 2 (40.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Data Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) SAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Entity Framework
1 2 (40.00%) Razor View Engine
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Core
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (20.00%) DHTML
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) Matplotlib
2 1 (20.00%) MDX
2 1 (20.00%) NumPy
2 1 (20.00%) Pandas
2 1 (20.00%) React
2 1 (20.00%) REST
2 1 (20.00%) SciPy
2 1 (20.00%) Seaborn
2 1 (20.00%) SignalR
2 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) DevOps
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Analytics
2 2 (40.00%) ETL
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Change Data Capture
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Data Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Disruptive Innovation
3 1 (20.00%) Kanban
3 1 (20.00%) Master Data Management
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) Pair Programming
3 1 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) System Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Usability Testing
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Visual Analytics
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (20.00%) C
4 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 1 (20.00%) PHP
4 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (20.00%) PROC SQL
4 1 (20.00%) Python
4 1 (20.00%) SAS Macro
4 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (20.00%) VB
4 1 (20.00%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Teradata