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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 22 May 2022 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
22 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 181 138 130
Rank change year-on-year -43 -8 +14
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 11 18 29
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.26% 0.63% 0.92%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.27% 2.96% 3.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 22
10th Percentile £515 £506 £413
25th Percentile £525 £605 £431
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £625 £500
Median % change year-on-year -8.00% +25.06% -4.81%
75th Percentile £613 £681 £550
90th Percentile £635 £825 £620
Central London median daily rate £575 £625 £500
% change year-on-year -8.00% +25.00% -4.76%

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 865 608 767
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 20.57% 21.33% 24.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 664 408 579
10th Percentile £425 £396 £363
25th Percentile £500 £461 £418
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £550 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -4.76%
75th Percentile £700 £638 £600
90th Percentile £800 £713 £675
Central London median daily rate £575 £550 £500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 5
10th Percentile £39.55 - £20.00
25th Percentile £44.50 - £24.50
Median hourly rate £54.50 £8.00 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year +581.25% -68.00% -28.57%
75th Percentile £61.75 £19.81 £39.25
90th Percentile - £24.46 £44.35
Central London median hourly rate £54.50 £14.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +289.29% -44.00% -28.57%

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 22 May 2022.

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2022, 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 11 (100.00%) Azure
2 9 (81.82%) SQL
3 8 (72.73%) Azure Data Factory
4 6 (54.55%) Power Platform
4 6 (54.55%) Power BI
4 6 (54.55%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (54.55%) Agile
4 6 (54.55%) DevOps
5 5 (45.45%) Databricks
6 4 (36.36%) CI/CD
6 4 (36.36%) PowerShell
7 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
7 3 (27.27%) Python
7 3 (27.27%) C#
7 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
7 3 (27.27%) Finance
7 3 (27.27%) REST
7 3 (27.27%) Kubernetes
7 3 (27.27%) Analytics
7 3 (27.27%) Azure Monitor
8 2 (18.18%) Platform Engineering
8 2 (18.18%) Bicep
8 2 (18.18%) Log Analytics
8 2 (18.18%) Blockchain
8 2 (18.18%) WebAssembly
8 2 (18.18%) Azure Key Vault
8 2 (18.18%) Data Analytics
8 2 (18.18%) GitHub
8 2 (18.18%) Docker
8 2 (18.18%) Scrum

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 (18.18%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 11 (100.00%) Azure
2 8 (72.73%) Azure Data Factory
3 6 (54.55%) Power Platform
4 3 (27.27%) Azure Monitor
5 2 (18.18%) AWS
5 2 (18.18%) Azure Key Vault
5 2 (18.18%) GitHub
6 1 (9.09%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 1 (9.09%) GCP
6 1 (9.09%) Google Analytics
6 1 (9.09%) Google Tag Manager
6 1 (9.09%) PaaS
6 1 (9.09%) Trello
6 1 (9.09%) Tricentis Tosca
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) Power BI
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
3 2 (18.18%) NoSQL
4 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (9.09%) git-flow
2 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 1 (9.09%) SonarQube
2 1 (9.09%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Advertising
2 1 (9.09%) Public Sector
2 1 (9.09%) Social Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Architect
2 3 (27.27%) Azure Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Data Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Azure Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Cloud Developer
4 1 (9.09%) DevOps Architect
4 1 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) REST
2 2 (18.18%) WebAssembly
3 1 (9.09%) .NET
3 1 (9.09%) JSON
3 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Blockchain
2 1 (9.09%) Cloud Native
2 1 (9.09%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Agile
1 6 (54.55%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) DevOps
2 4 (36.36%) CI/CD
3 3 (27.27%) Analytics
4 2 (18.18%) Data Analytics
4 2 (18.18%) Fund Management
4 2 (18.18%) Log Analytics
4 2 (18.18%) Market Research
4 2 (18.18%) Platform Engineering
4 2 (18.18%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) TDD
4 2 (18.18%) Visualisation
5 1 (9.09%) API Integration
5 1 (9.09%) Data-Driven Decision Making
5 1 (9.09%) Decision-Making
5 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure as Code
5 1 (9.09%) Observability
5 1 (9.09%) Runbook
5 1 (9.09%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) PowerShell
3 3 (27.27%) C#
3 3 (27.27%) Python
4 2 (18.18%) Bicep
5 1 (9.09%) Bash
5 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 1 (9.09%) Java
5 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) Kubernetes
2 1 (9.09%) Prometheus
2 1 (9.09%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Databricks
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Google
3 1 (9.09%) LogicMonitor
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle