Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 125 247 221
Rank change year-on-year +122 -26 +3
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 116 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.74% 0.13% 0.20%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.49% 0.50% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 8 8
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -2.44%
10th Percentile £413 £450 £402
90th Percentile £595 £616 £594
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London 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 1,786 1,791 1,663
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 26.85% 25.29% 25.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,404 1,441 1,303
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.44% +7.89%
10th Percentile £400 £363 £345
90th Percentile £681 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +6.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 6
City of London median hourly rate £44.57 £22.00 £21.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +102.57% +0.38% +15.36%
10th Percentile £22.25 £17.57 £20.75
90th Percentile £60.75 £33.00 £27.74
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £21.92
% change year-on-year +55.56% +2.66% +15.36%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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
Moorgate - 17 £550 -
London Bridge - 1 £600 -
Azure SQL Database
Central London

For the 6 months to 18 July 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.

1 116 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 94 (81.03%) SQL
3 47 (40.52%) SQL Server
4 46 (39.66%) Kubernetes
5 45 (38.79%) Microservices
5 45 (38.79%) .NET
5 45 (38.79%) C#
6 43 (37.07%) Cosmos DB
7 40 (34.48%) DevOps
7 40 (34.48%) Serverless
8 39 (33.62%) Microsoft
9 33 (28.45%) Azure Active Directory
10 29 (25.00%) Data Lake
11 28 (24.14%) Docker
12 27 (23.28%) .NET Core
13 26 (22.41%) Finance
13 26 (22.41%) Greenfield Project
14 23 (19.83%) Redis
14 23 (19.83%) AngularJS
15 22 (18.97%) Data Warehouse
15 22 (18.97%) TDD
16 19 (16.38%) Fintech
17 18 (15.52%) Terraform
17 18 (15.52%) Business Intelligence
17 18 (15.52%) Azure Functions
18 17 (14.66%) Azure Data Factory
18 17 (14.66%) T-SQL
19 16 (13.79%) Visual Studio
20 15 (12.93%) ETL
20 15 (12.93%) 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 3 (2.59%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.86%) Anypoint
2 1 (0.86%) Apache
2 1 (0.86%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (0.86%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.86%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 116 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (34.48%) Serverless
3 33 (28.45%) Azure Active Directory
4 18 (15.52%) Azure Functions
5 17 (14.66%) Azure Data Factory
6 15 (12.93%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
7 11 (9.48%) Power Platform
8 10 (8.62%) PaaS
9 8 (6.90%) IaaS
10 7 (6.03%) Office 365
11 6 (5.17%) Amazon AWS
12 5 (4.31%) SaaS
13 4 (3.45%) OpenShift
14 2 (1.72%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 2 (1.72%) Azure Stack
15 1 (0.86%) Data Lake Analytics
15 1 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
15 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.48%) DNS
2 6 (5.17%) DHCP
3 5 (4.31%) Firewall
3 5 (4.31%) SAN
4 4 (3.45%) NAS
4 4 (3.45%) Software-Defined Networking
5 3 (2.59%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.72%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (40.52%) SQL Server
2 43 (37.07%) Cosmos DB
3 29 (25.00%) Data Lake
4 23 (19.83%) Redis
5 22 (18.97%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (10.34%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 12 (10.34%) SQL Server 2017
7 10 (8.62%) Power BI
7 10 (8.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (7.76%) Pentaho
9 6 (5.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (4.31%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (4.31%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (4.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (3.45%) SQL Server 2016
12 2 (1.72%) MongoDB
12 2 (1.72%) NoSQL
12 2 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (1.72%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 16 (13.79%) Visual Studio
2 10 (8.62%) Git (software)
3 9 (7.76%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (4.31%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.86%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.86%) Hudson
General
1 26 (22.41%) Finance
2 3 (2.59%) Banking
3 1 (0.86%) Advertising
3 1 (0.86%) Legal
3 1 (0.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (25.00%) Azure DevOps
2 27 (23.28%) Developer
3 26 (22.41%) Azure Engineer
4 21 (18.10%) DevOps Engineer
5 20 (17.24%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 15 (12.93%) Azure Developer
6 15 (12.93%) SQL Developer
7 13 (11.21%) Architect
8 11 (9.48%) Azure Architect
9 9 (7.76%) Analyst
9 9 (7.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 6 (5.17%) SQL BI Developer
11 5 (4.31%) .NET Developer
11 5 (4.31%) ETL Developer
11 5 (4.31%) Pentaho Developer
12 4 (3.45%) .NET Developer - Fintech
12 4 (3.45%) Agile Test Analyst
12 4 (3.45%) Cloud Specialist
12 4 (3.45%) Data Analyst
12 4 (3.45%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (38.79%) .NET
2 27 (23.28%) .NET Core
3 23 (19.83%) AngularJS
4 7 (6.03%) React
5 5 (4.31%) Angular 2
5 5 (4.31%) ASP.NET
5 5 (4.31%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (2.59%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.86%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.86%) JSON
7 1 (0.86%) LAMP
7 1 (0.86%) MDX
7 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Graph
7 1 (0.86%) Node.js
7 1 (0.86%) REST
7 1 (0.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (22.41%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (8.62%) Public Cloud
3 8 (6.90%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (2.59%) iPad
5 2 (1.72%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.86%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.86%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.86%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.76%) Windows
2 7 (6.03%) Windows Server
3 5 (4.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.59%) Linux
5 2 (1.72%) Solaris
5 2 (1.72%) Unix
5 2 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (38.79%) Microservices
2 40 (34.48%) DevOps
3 22 (18.97%) TDD
4 19 (16.38%) Fintech
5 18 (15.52%) Business Intelligence
6 15 (12.93%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (12.93%) ETL
7 13 (11.21%) Migration
8 12 (10.34%) Dimensional Modelling
9 9 (7.76%) Scrum
10 7 (6.03%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (6.03%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (6.03%) Data Modelling
10 7 (6.03%) E-Commerce
11 6 (5.17%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 6 (5.17%) Network Virtualisation
12 5 (4.31%) CQRS
12 5 (4.31%) Identity Management
12 5 (4.31%) MVC
12 5 (4.31%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 94 (81.03%) SQL
2 45 (38.79%) C#
3 17 (14.66%) T-SQL
4 14 (12.07%) PowerShell
5 13 (11.21%) Python
6 5 (4.31%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 3 (2.59%) VB
8 2 (1.72%) Perl
8 2 (1.72%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.86%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.86%) C
9 1 (0.86%) Java
9 1 (0.86%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (4.31%) ISEB
1 5 (4.31%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.45%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (24.14%) Docker
2 14 (12.07%) Active Directory
3 6 (5.17%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (2.59%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.72%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 46 (39.66%) Kubernetes
2 18 (15.52%) Terraform
3 9 (7.76%) SCCM
4 6 (5.17%) SCOM
5 4 (3.45%) NetBackup
5 4 (3.45%) SCSM
5 4 (3.45%) SCVMM
6 3 (2.59%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.72%) Prometheus
7 2 (1.72%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 39 (33.62%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.45%) NetApp
2 4 (3.45%) Symantec
2 4 (3.45%) VMware
3 3 (2.59%) Dell
3 3 (2.59%) Veritas
4 2 (1.72%) Databricks
4 2 (1.72%) Oracle
4 2 (1.72%) Sybase
5 1 (0.86%) MuleSoft
5 1 (0.86%) Nintex
5 1 (0.86%) Tableau