Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 December 2018 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 205 248 212
Rank change year-on-year +43 -36 +39
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 51 10 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.71% 0.14% 0.38%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.87% 0.56% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 10 25
City of London median daily rate £500 £409 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.32% -22.14% +16.02%
10th Percentile £440 £313 £369
90th Percentile £580 £488 £575
Central London median daily rate £500 £418 £525
% change year-on-year +19.76% -20.48% +23.53%
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 1,777 1,775 1,731
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 24.89% 24.70% 26.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,421 1,457 1,379
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% -
10th Percentile £375 £369 £325
90th Percentile £675 £698 £669
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
% change year-on-year - +10.53% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 1
City of London median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -38.89% +44.00%
10th Percentile £19.50 £20.75 £42.50
90th Percentile £42.19 £33.25 £47.50
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +27.27% -38.89% +91.59%

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 13 December 2018.

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

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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 51 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (98.04%) SQL
3 35 (68.63%) .NET
3 35 (68.63%) C#
4 30 (58.82%) .NET Core
5 27 (52.94%) Greenfield Project
5 27 (52.94%) AngularJS
6 26 (50.98%) TDD
6 26 (50.98%) Microservices
7 24 (47.06%) Cosmos DB
8 20 (39.22%) React
8 20 (39.22%) Fintech
8 20 (39.22%) Angular 2
8 20 (39.22%) SQL Server
9 16 (31.37%) Data Lake
10 14 (27.45%) C
10 14 (27.45%) Microsoft
10 14 (27.45%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (25.49%) MVC
11 13 (25.49%) JavaScript
11 13 (25.49%) .NET Framework
12 12 (23.53%) PaaS
12 12 (23.53%) Redis
13 11 (21.57%) Finance
13 11 (21.57%) Active Directory
13 11 (21.57%) Analytics
13 11 (21.57%) Azure Active Directory
14 10 (19.61%) Serverless
14 10 (19.61%) Scrum
15 8 (15.69%) ASP.NET Web API

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 (1.96%) Apache Spark
1 1 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (1.96%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 51 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (23.53%) PaaS
3 11 (21.57%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (19.61%) Serverless
5 6 (11.76%) Azure Data Factory
5 6 (11.76%) IaaS
5 6 (11.76%) Office 365
6 4 (7.84%) Data Lake Analytics
7 2 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (3.92%) Apigee
8 1 (1.96%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (47.06%) Cosmos DB
2 20 (39.22%) SQL Server
3 16 (31.37%) Data Lake
4 12 (23.53%) Redis
5 5 (9.80%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 5 (9.80%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (7.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (3.92%) Big Data
8 2 (3.92%) Hadoop
8 2 (3.92%) NoSQL
9 1 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.96%) InterSystems Cache
9 1 (1.96%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.96%) Power BI
9 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (9.80%) JIRA
2 2 (3.92%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (1.96%) Mocha
3 1 (1.96%) NUnit
3 1 (1.96%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.96%) Spock
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.96%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (21.57%) Finance
2 6 (11.76%) Banking
3 2 (3.92%) Front Office
3 2 (3.92%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (60.78%) Developer
2 24 (47.06%) .NET Developer
3 21 (41.18%) Azure Developer
4 12 (23.53%) C# Developer
5 10 (19.61%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (17.65%) C Developer
7 7 (13.73%) Angular Developer
8 5 (9.80%) Azure DevOps
9 4 (7.84%) JavaScript Developer
9 4 (7.84%) React Developer
10 2 (3.92%) Architect
10 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (3.92%) Azure Engineer
10 2 (3.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 2 (3.92%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (3.92%) Designer
10 2 (3.92%) Solutions Designer
10 2 (3.92%) SQL Developer
11 1 (1.96%) Azure Architect
11 1 (1.96%) Digital Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (68.63%) .NET
2 30 (58.82%) .NET Core
3 27 (52.94%) AngularJS
4 20 (39.22%) Angular 2
4 20 (39.22%) React
5 13 (25.49%) .NET Framework
6 8 (15.69%) ASP.NET Web API
6 8 (15.69%) Entity Framework
7 7 (13.73%) REST
8 6 (11.76%) ASP.NET
8 6 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (11.76%) JSON
9 3 (5.88%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (1.96%) CSS3
10 1 (1.96%) HATEOAS
10 1 (1.96%) HTML5
10 1 (1.96%) KnockoutJS
10 1 (1.96%) LESS
10 1 (1.96%) Node.js
10 1 (1.96%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 27 (52.94%) Greenfield Project
2 20 (39.22%) Fintech
3 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.88%) Reference Data
3 3 (5.88%) Tandem
4 1 (1.96%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.92%) Windows
2 1 (1.96%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (50.98%) Microservices
1 26 (50.98%) TDD
2 14 (27.45%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (25.49%) MVC
4 11 (21.57%) Analytics
5 10 (19.61%) Scrum
6 8 (15.69%) DevOps
6 8 (15.69%) High Availability
7 7 (13.73%) Asset Management
8 6 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (11.76%) Runbook
9 5 (9.80%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (9.80%) SDLC
10 4 (7.84%) ETL
10 4 (7.84%) SOA
11 3 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (5.88%) E-Commerce
11 3 (5.88%) Migration
11 3 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (98.04%) SQL
2 35 (68.63%) C#
3 14 (27.45%) C
4 13 (25.49%) JavaScript
5 7 (13.73%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.92%) Python
6 2 (3.92%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.96%) Java
7 1 (1.96%) Scala
7 1 (1.96%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.96%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) IFRS
System Software
1 11 (21.57%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.84%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (3.92%) Docker
Vendors
1 14 (27.45%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.88%) Oracle
3 1 (1.96%) Atlassian