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 3 months to 29 June 2017 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)
London > City of London
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 160 153 209
Rank change year-on-year -7 +56  
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 9 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.28% 0.30% 0.017%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.08% 1.25% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 1
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +33.33%  
10th Percentile £475 £453 £338
90th Percentile £563 £541 £413
London median daily rate £500 £500 £375
% change year-on-year - +33.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate - - -

Azure SQL Database is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next 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 and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 834 799 1491
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 25.52% 23.91% 25.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1451 1557 2967
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
10th Percentile £375 £330 £313
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 7
City of London median hourly rate £21.50 £17.88 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.27% -40.41%  
10th Percentile £20.75 £16.13 £16.25
90th Percentile £22.25 £19.50 £106.00
London median hourly rate £24.66 £35.00 £27.78
% change year-on-year -29.54% +25.98%  

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Azure SQL Database also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Azure SQL Database.

1 15 (100.00%) SQL
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 8 (53.33%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (40.00%) Git (software)
5 6 (40.00%) Power BI
5 6 (40.00%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 5 (33.33%) Logical Data Model
6 5 (33.33%) Physical Data Model
6 5 (33.33%) Private Cloud
6 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (33.33%) MongoDB
6 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 5 (33.33%) Scrum
6 5 (33.33%) Data Analysis
6 5 (33.33%) Marketing
6 5 (33.33%) Data Modelling
6 5 (33.33%) Finance
7 4 (26.67%) Manufacturing
7 4 (26.67%) Electronics
7 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
7 4 (26.67%) SOAP
7 4 (26.67%) Web Services
7 4 (26.67%) .NET
7 4 (26.67%) MySQL
7 4 (26.67%) SAP
7 4 (26.67%) SAP Oil and Gas

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 1 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 4 (26.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (26.67%) TestFlight
3 3 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (20.00%) IaaS
4 2 (13.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (13.33%) Office 365
4 2 (13.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
1 6 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (40.00%) Power BI
2 5 (33.33%) MongoDB
3 4 (26.67%) CouchDB
3 4 (26.67%) MySQL
3 4 (26.67%) SQLite
4 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (6.67%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (6.67%) NoSQL
6 1 (6.67%) Redis
6 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.67%) SpecFlow
2 1 (6.67%) Subversion
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
1 5 (33.33%) Marketing
2 4 (26.67%) Electronics
2 4 (26.67%) Manufacturing
2 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Lead
2 5 (33.33%) Technical Leader
3 4 (26.67%) iOS Developer
3 4 (26.67%) Senior Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Azure Consultant
4 3 (20.00%) Consultant
4 3 (20.00%) Senior iOS Developer
5 2 (13.33%) C# Developer
6 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Lead Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Power BI Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Business Intelligence Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Senior C# Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) .NET
1 4 (26.67%) Cocoa
1 4 (26.67%) Cocoa Touch
1 4 (26.67%) REST
1 4 (26.67%) SOAP
1 4 (26.67%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (6.67%) Entity Framework
2 1 (6.67%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (6.67%) OAuth
2 1 (6.67%) OAuth2
2 1 (6.67%) Razor View Engine
2 1 (6.67%) React
2 1 (6.67%) Reactive Extensions
2 1 (6.67%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Private Cloud
2 4 (26.67%) Mobile App
3 2 (13.33%) NHS
4 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
4 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (6.67%) Hedge funds
4 1 (6.67%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (6.67%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Apple iOS
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (33.33%) Data Analysis
3 5 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 5 (33.33%) Logical Data Model
3 5 (33.33%) Physical Data Model
3 5 (33.33%) Scrum
4 4 (26.67%) Adaptive Web Design
4 4 (26.67%) Digital Marketing
4 4 (26.67%) iOS Development
4 4 (26.67%) Programme Management
4 4 (26.67%) Progressive Enhancement
4 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
4 4 (26.67%) TDD
4 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
4 4 (26.67%) Unit Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing
5 2 (13.33%) MVC
6 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) Apple Swift
2 4 (26.67%) Objective-C
3 2 (13.33%) C#
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) MCSA
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Docker
2 1 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) SAP