Period
to 5 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 5 March 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
5 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 112 138 173
Rank change year-on-year +26 +35 +75
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 21 53 78
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.93% 1.14% 1.14%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.13% 4.88% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 45 62
Median daily rate £625 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -4.76% +61.54%
10th Percentile £456 £413 £413
90th Percentile £700 £600 £666
Central London median daily rate £625 £504 £525
% change year-on-year +24.07% -4.05% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Central London 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 the City of London with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 508 1,087 1,742
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 22.38% 23.38% 25.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 848 1,393
Median daily rate £550 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% -
10th Percentile £327 £363 £400
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £541 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +8.25% -4.76% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 6
Median hourly rate £23.45 £25.00 £36.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.20% -30.64% +29.89%
10th Percentile £21.73 £22.17 £26.88
90th Percentile £25.18 £35.13 £49.35
Median hourly rate £42.98 £25.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +71.90% -28.57% +26.13%

Azure SQL Database
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure SQL Database in the City of London

Azure SQL Database
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Azure SQL Database in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Azure SQL Database in the City of London

Azure SQL Database
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure SQL Database in the City of London over the 6 months to 5 March 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Azure SQL Database in the City of London

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 City of London region with a requirement for Azure SQL Database.

1 21 (100.00%) Azure
2 19 (90.48%) SQL
3 15 (71.43%) Microsoft
4 14 (66.67%) Power Platform
5 10 (47.62%) DevOps
5 10 (47.62%) SQL Server
6 9 (42.86%) PowerShell
6 9 (42.86%) Power BI
6 9 (42.86%) Azure Data Factory
7 8 (38.10%) IaaS
7 8 (38.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (38.10%) Data Modelling
7 8 (38.10%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (33.33%) ETL
8 7 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (33.33%) Serverless
8 7 (33.33%) Azure Functions
9 6 (28.57%) Deployment Automation
9 6 (28.57%) Logic Apps
9 6 (28.57%) Test Automation
9 6 (28.57%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (28.57%) Retail
9 6 (28.57%) PaaS
9 6 (28.57%) C#
10 5 (23.81%) T-SQL
10 5 (23.81%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (23.81%) Finance
10 5 (23.81%) OLTP
10 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development

Azure SQL Database
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) Apache
2 1 (4.76%) nginx
2 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 21 (100.00%) Azure
2 14 (66.67%) Power Platform
3 9 (42.86%) Azure Data Factory
4 8 (38.10%) IaaS
5 7 (33.33%) Azure Functions
5 7 (33.33%) Serverless
6 6 (28.57%) Logic Apps
6 6 (28.57%) PaaS
7 5 (23.81%) PowerApps
8 4 (19.05%) Power Automate
9 1 (4.76%) AWS
9 1 (4.76%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 1 (4.76%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (4.76%) HTTP
2 1 (4.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (47.62%) SQL Server
2 9 (42.86%) Power BI
3 8 (38.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (23.81%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (23.81%) OLTP
6 3 (14.29%) Cosmos DB
7 1 (4.76%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (4.76%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (4.76%) Data Lake
7 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
7 1 (4.76%) Oracle OWB
7 1 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (4.76%) Redis
7 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (14.29%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
3 2 (9.52%) TeamCity
4 1 (4.76%) Artifactory
4 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.76%) SonarQube
4 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (28.57%) Retail
2 5 (23.81%) Finance
3 2 (9.52%) Retail Finance
4 1 (4.76%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Azure Engineer
2 7 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (28.57%) Azure DevOps Engineer
3 6 (28.57%) Business Intelligence Consultant
3 6 (28.57%) Consultant
3 6 (28.57%) Power BI Consultant
4 4 (19.05%) Architect
5 3 (14.29%) Azure Architect
6 2 (9.52%) Azure Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) Data Architect
7 1 (4.76%) Analytics Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Architect
7 1 (4.76%) Cloud Architect
7 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Operations Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Security Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) SSRS Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Web Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) .NET
2 3 (14.29%) JSON
2 3 (14.29%) Web Services
2 3 (14.29%) XML
3 1 (4.76%) MDX
3 1 (4.76%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) DevOps
2 8 (38.10%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (38.10%) Data Modelling
3 7 (33.33%) ETL
4 6 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (28.57%) Deployment Automation
4 6 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (19.05%) Data Ingestion
6 4 (19.05%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (19.05%) Security Architecture
7 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure as Code
7 3 (14.29%) Microservices
7 3 (14.29%) SOA
8 2 (9.52%) Data Architecture
8 2 (9.52%) ERP
8 2 (9.52%) Information Assurance
8 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
9 1 (4.76%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (90.48%) SQL
2 9 (42.86%) PowerShell
3 6 (28.57%) C#
4 5 (23.81%) T-SQL
5 4 (19.05%) Java
6 1 (4.76%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Cognos
2 1 (4.76%) Databricks
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) VirtaMove