Period
to 1 October 2020

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 1 October 2020 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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 93 168 227
Rank change year-on-year +75 +59 +2
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 25 63 31
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.39% 1.02% 0.45%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.22% 3.99% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 52 30
Median daily rate £530 £519 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.17% +3.75% +2.56%
10th Percentile £456 £413 £473
90th Percentile £673 £575 £588
Central London median daily rate £530 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +0.95% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
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 479 1,580 1,773
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 26.63% 25.60% 25.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 1,254 1,408
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £375 £388 £370
90th Percentile £685 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 14
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.57 £27.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.46% +63.54% +4.84%
10th Percentile £20.90 £21.23 £19.50
90th Percentile £42.65 £70.10 £40.66
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.57 £27.25
% change year-on-year -21.46% +63.54% +4.84%

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 1 October 2020.

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 2020, 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 25 (100.00%) Azure
2 22 (88.00%) SQL
3 14 (56.00%) Power Platform
4 13 (52.00%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (52.00%) Microsoft
5 12 (48.00%) Power BI
6 10 (40.00%) SQL Server
6 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (36.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (36.00%) DevOps
7 9 (36.00%) Azure Data Factory
8 8 (32.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (32.00%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (32.00%) Data Modelling
8 8 (32.00%) ETL
9 7 (28.00%) PowerShell
10 6 (24.00%) PaaS
10 6 (24.00%) C#
10 6 (24.00%) Finance
10 6 (24.00%) Retail
10 6 (24.00%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 6 (24.00%) Serverless
10 6 (24.00%) Data Lake
10 6 (24.00%) Azure Functions
11 5 (20.00%) Infrastructure as Code
11 5 (20.00%) PowerApps
11 5 (20.00%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (20.00%) Cosmos DB
11 5 (20.00%) Analytics
11 5 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System

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 (4.00%) Apache
1 1 (4.00%) Apache Spark
1 1 (4.00%) nginx
1 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 25 (100.00%) Azure
2 14 (56.00%) Power Platform
3 9 (36.00%) Azure Data Factory
4 6 (24.00%) Azure Functions
4 6 (24.00%) PaaS
4 6 (24.00%) Serverless
5 5 (20.00%) PowerApps
6 4 (16.00%) IaaS
6 4 (16.00%) Logic Apps
6 4 (16.00%) Power Automate
7 2 (8.00%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (4.00%) AWS
8 1 (4.00%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (4.00%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) DNS
2 1 (4.00%) HTTP
2 1 (4.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (48.00%) Power BI
2 10 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 9 (36.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (32.00%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (32.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (24.00%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 6 (24.00%) Data Lake
6 5 (20.00%) Cosmos DB
7 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (8.00%) OLTP
8 2 (8.00%) PowerPivot
9 1 (4.00%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (4.00%) BigQuery
9 1 (4.00%) Hadoop
9 1 (4.00%) MongoDB
9 1 (4.00%) Oracle OWB
9 1 (4.00%) Qlik Sense
9 1 (4.00%) Redis
9 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Octopus Deploy
1 5 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 4 (16.00%) TeamCity
3 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (4.00%) Artifactory
5 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.00%) SonarQube
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
1 6 (24.00%) Retail
2 4 (16.00%) Retail Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Law
3 1 (4.00%) Marketing
3 1 (4.00%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Developer
2 8 (32.00%) Azure Engineer
3 6 (24.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (20.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence Consultant
5 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 4 (16.00%) Consultant
5 4 (16.00%) Power BI Consultant
5 4 (16.00%) Power BI Developer
6 3 (12.00%) Azure Developer
7 2 (8.00%) Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Analyst Developer
7 2 (8.00%) Architect
7 2 (8.00%) Azure Consultant
7 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Data Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) Principal Developer
7 2 (8.00%) SSAS Developer
7 2 (8.00%) SSIS Developer
7 2 (8.00%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) MDX
2 1 (4.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (8.00%) User Experience
2 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (36.00%) DevOps
4 8 (32.00%) Data Modelling
4 8 (32.00%) ETL
5 5 (20.00%) Analytics
5 5 (20.00%) Infrastructure as Code
6 3 (12.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (12.00%) Data Analysis
6 3 (12.00%) Deployment Automation
6 3 (12.00%) UML
7 2 (8.00%) Dashboard Development
7 2 (8.00%) Dimensional Modelling
7 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
7 2 (8.00%) Security Architecture
7 2 (8.00%) Technical Analysis
7 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
7 2 (8.00%) Use Case
7 2 (8.00%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (88.00%) SQL
2 7 (28.00%) PowerShell
3 6 (24.00%) C#
4 4 (16.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 4 (16.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (8.00%) Python
6 1 (4.00%) Java
6 1 (4.00%) PHP
6 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.00%) R
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.00%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (52.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) Databricks
3 2 (8.00%) Tableau
4 1 (4.00%) Cognos
4 1 (4.00%) Google
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle
4 1 (4.00%) SAP