Period
to 6 December 2019

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 6 December 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 SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 150 215 235
Rank change year-on-year +65 +20 -14
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 68 52 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.19% 0.72% 0.14%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.83% 2.89% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 48 10
City of London median daily rate £500 £506 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.23% +23.85% -22.14%
10th Percentile £413 £443 £313
90th Percentile £600 £588 £488
Central London median daily rate £500 £506 £418
% change year-on-year -1.23% +21.26% -20.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £52.00 - -
Central London median hourly rate £52.00 - -

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 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 1,409 1,798 1,785
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 24.62% 25.06% 24.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,114 1,443 1,463
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £388 £375 £363
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £523 £525 £523
% change year-on-year -0.48% +0.48% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 11
City of London median hourly rate £37.17 £35.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.19% +27.27% -38.89%
10th Percentile £21.19 £19.50 £20.75
90th Percentile £91.90 £42.19 £33.25
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.99
% change year-on-year - +34.65% -42.24%

Azure SQL Database
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Azure SQL Database as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure SQL Database in the City of London

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

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure SQL Database in the City of London over the 6 months to 6 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure SQL Database in the City of London

Azure SQL Database
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

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 City of London region over the 6 months to 6 December 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
London Bridge - 5 £525 -
Azure SQL Database
Central London

For the 6 months to 6 December 2019, 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 68 (100.00%) Azure
2 65 (95.59%) SQL
3 33 (48.53%) Microsoft
4 31 (45.59%) Azure Data Factory
5 28 (41.18%) Data Lake
6 26 (38.24%) SQL Server
7 25 (36.76%) C#
7 25 (36.76%) Data Warehouse
8 24 (35.29%) Business Intelligence
9 22 (32.35%) .NET
10 20 (29.41%) Python
10 20 (29.41%) ETL
10 20 (29.41%) Finance
10 20 (29.41%) Serverless
11 19 (27.94%) Agile Software Development
12 18 (26.47%) Dimensional Modelling
13 16 (23.53%) Active Directory
13 16 (23.53%) Cosmos DB
14 15 (22.06%) DevOps
15 14 (20.59%) Analytics
15 14 (20.59%) Azure Active Directory
15 14 (20.59%) T-SQL
15 14 (20.59%) Git (software)
16 13 (19.12%) Test Automation
16 13 (19.12%) Power BI
16 13 (19.12%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 13 (19.12%) Azure Functions
16 13 (19.12%) Power Platform
17 12 (17.65%) Visual Studio
18 11 (16.18%) SQL Server 2017

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 3 (4.41%) Confluence
2 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.47%) Mule
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 68 (100.00%) Azure
2 31 (45.59%) Azure Data Factory
3 20 (29.41%) Serverless
4 14 (20.59%) Azure Active Directory
5 13 (19.12%) Azure Functions
5 13 (19.12%) Power Platform
6 9 (13.24%) Data Lake Analytics
7 8 (11.76%) PaaS
8 5 (7.35%) Azure Stack
9 4 (5.88%) Office 365
10 3 (4.41%) AWS
11 2 (2.94%) IaaS
12 1 (1.47%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (1.47%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.35%) DNS
2 3 (4.41%) DHCP
3 2 (2.94%) Firewall
4 1 (1.47%) HTTP
4 1 (1.47%) NAS
4 1 (1.47%) SAN
4 1 (1.47%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (41.18%) Data Lake
2 26 (38.24%) SQL Server
3 25 (36.76%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (23.53%) Cosmos DB
5 13 (19.12%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 13 (19.12%) Power BI
6 11 (16.18%) SQL Server 2017
7 10 (14.71%) Pentaho
7 10 (14.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (13.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (11.76%) Redis
10 7 (10.29%) Relational Database
11 4 (5.88%) Data Mart
11 4 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (4.41%) MySQL
12 3 (4.41%) RDBMS
12 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2008
13 2 (2.94%) QlikView
13 2 (2.94%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 14 (20.59%) Git (software)
2 12 (17.65%) Visual Studio
3 6 (8.82%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.41%) JIRA
4 3 (4.41%) SpecFlow
5 2 (2.94%) NUnit
5 2 (2.94%) Selenium
5 2 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.47%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.47%) Mocha
6 1 (1.47%) Spock
General
1 20 (29.41%) Finance
2 3 (4.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (44.12%) Developer
2 19 (27.94%) Azure Developer
3 15 (22.06%) Azure Engineer
4 10 (14.71%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 10 (14.71%) SQL Developer
5 8 (11.76%) .NET Developer
6 7 (10.29%) C# Developer
6 7 (10.29%) SQL BI Developer
7 6 (8.82%) Architect
7 6 (8.82%) Pentaho Developer
8 5 (7.35%) Data Architect
9 4 (5.88%) Analyst
9 4 (5.88%) Azure DevOps
9 4 (5.88%) Data Analyst
9 4 (5.88%) ETL Developer
10 3 (4.41%) C# .NET Developer
10 3 (4.41%) Data Engineer
10 3 (4.41%) SQL Analyst
10 3 (4.41%) SSIS Developer
10 3 (4.41%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (32.35%) .NET
2 10 (14.71%) .NET Core
3 8 (11.76%) RESTful
4 5 (7.35%) AngularJS
5 4 (5.88%) MDX
6 3 (4.41%) Web Services
7 2 (2.94%) .NET Framework
7 2 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (2.94%) Ninject
7 2 (2.94%) OAuth
7 2 (2.94%) OAuth2
7 2 (2.94%) SOAP
8 1 (1.47%) Angular 2
8 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.29%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (7.35%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.94%) iPad
3 2 (2.94%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.47%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.47%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.76%) Windows
2 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (4.41%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.94%) Android
4 2 (2.94%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.94%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (35.29%) Business Intelligence
2 20 (29.41%) ETL
3 19 (27.94%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (26.47%) Dimensional Modelling
5 15 (22.06%) DevOps
6 14 (20.59%) Analytics
7 13 (19.12%) Test Automation
8 11 (16.18%) Microservices
9 10 (14.71%) Data Modelling
9 10 (14.71%) TDD
10 8 (11.76%) Mentoring
10 8 (11.76%) Migration
11 5 (7.35%) Adaptive Web Design
11 5 (7.35%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (7.35%) Data Science
11 5 (7.35%) Fintech
11 5 (7.35%) Kimball Methodology
12 4 (5.88%) Data Integration
12 4 (5.88%) Network Virtualisation
12 4 (5.88%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 65 (95.59%) SQL
2 25 (36.76%) C#
3 20 (29.41%) Python
4 14 (20.59%) T-SQL
5 8 (11.76%) PowerShell
6 5 (7.35%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 5 (7.35%) Scala
7 2 (2.94%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.94%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.94%) XAML
8 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (2.94%) Degree
2 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.88%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.29%) Docker
3 6 (8.82%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (4.41%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (10.29%) Kubernetes
2 5 (7.35%) SCOM
3 3 (4.41%) SCCM
4 2 (2.94%) MIIS
4 2 (2.94%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.47%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.47%) SCSM
5 1 (1.47%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 33 (48.53%) Microsoft
2 10 (14.71%) Databricks
3 4 (5.88%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.94%) Google
4 2 (2.94%) VMware
4 2 (2.94%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.47%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.47%) NetApp
5 1 (1.47%) Symantec