Period
to 24 September 2021

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 24 September 2021 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
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 156 96 165
Rank change year-on-year -60 +69 +51
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 22 23 69
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.60% 1.29% 1.10%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.74% 4.79% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 18 57
10th Percentile £523 £453 £413
25th Percentile £560 £503 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £619 £528 £525
Median % change year-on-year +17.30% +0.48% +5.00%
75th Percentile £650 £638 £538
90th Percentile £785 £681 £575
Central London median daily rate £613 £528 £525
% change year-on-year +16.11% +0.48% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
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 803 480 1,618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 21.92% 26.94% 25.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 589 362 1,294
10th Percentile £377 £394 £388
25th Percentile £475 £431 £461
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - -
75th Percentile £650 £610 £619
90th Percentile £738 £688 £688
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 8
10th Percentile " £18.50 £17.89
25th Percentile £8.00 £20.50 £21.23
Median hourly rate £15.25 £29.75 £28.75
Median % change year-on-year -48.74% +3.48% +27.78%
75th Percentile £33.69 £39.00 £47.42
90th Percentile £43.33 £43.50 £51.04
Central London median hourly rate £17.00 £29.75 £28.75
% change year-on-year -42.86% +3.48% +27.78%

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 24 September 2021.

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

For the 6 months to 24 September 2021, 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 22 (100.00%) SQL
1 22 (100.00%) Azure
2 15 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (63.64%) DevOps
4 13 (59.09%) Power BI
4 13 (59.09%) Power Platform
5 12 (54.55%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
6 10 (45.45%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (45.45%) Analytics
7 9 (40.91%) ETL
8 8 (36.36%) Finance
8 8 (36.36%) Data Modelling
8 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
8 8 (36.36%) .NET
8 8 (36.36%) Data Lake
8 8 (36.36%) Databricks
9 7 (31.82%) Azure Data Factory
9 7 (31.82%) C#
9 7 (31.82%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (22.73%) Banking
10 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (22.73%) Software Engineering
10 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (22.73%) WCF
10 5 (22.73%) WPF
10 5 (22.73%) Release Management
10 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
10 5 (22.73%) T-SQL

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 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 22 (100.00%) Azure
2 13 (59.09%) Power Platform
3 7 (31.82%) Azure Data Factory
4 5 (22.73%) Azure Functions
4 5 (22.73%) Serverless
5 3 (13.64%) Azure App Service
5 3 (13.64%) Azure Service Fabric
5 3 (13.64%) PaaS
6 2 (9.09%) AWS
6 2 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (9.09%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 2 (9.09%) Azure Data Lake Analytics
6 2 (9.09%) Azure Key Vault
6 2 (9.09%) Azure Service Bus
6 2 (9.09%) Azure Stack
6 2 (9.09%) Azure Synapse Analytics
7 1 (4.55%) Azure Logic Apps
7 1 (4.55%) Azure Storage
7 1 (4.55%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (4.55%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) DHCP
1 2 (9.09%) DNS
2 1 (4.55%) Firewall
2 1 (4.55%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (59.09%) Power BI
2 10 (45.45%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (36.36%) Data Lake
3 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
4 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (9.09%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 2 (9.09%) Delta Lake
6 2 (9.09%) Redis
7 1 (4.55%) MongoDB
7 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
7 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2017
7 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
2 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
3 2 (9.09%) JIRA
4 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.55%) MSTest
4 1 (4.55%) NUnit
4 1 (4.55%) Postman
4 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8 (36.36%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) Banking
3 3 (13.64%) Social Skills
4 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (9.09%) Documentation Skills
4 2 (9.09%) Front Office
4 2 (9.09%) General Ledger
4 2 (9.09%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Developer
2 7 (31.82%) Data Engineer
3 6 (27.27%) C# Developer
4 4 (18.18%) React Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Azure Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Data Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) .NET Software Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Analytics Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Azure Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Microsoft BI Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Power BI Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) .NET
2 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET
2 5 (22.73%) WCF
2 5 (22.73%) WPF
3 4 (18.18%) React
3 4 (18.18%) Redux
4 2 (9.09%) .NET Framework
4 2 (9.09%) ARM Templates
4 2 (9.09%) MDX
4 2 (9.09%) PySpark
5 1 (4.55%) .NET Core
5 1 (4.55%) Dapper ORM
5 1 (4.55%) Entity Framework
5 1 (4.55%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (4.55%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Derivative
1 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.09%) Public Cloud
2 2 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (4.55%) BYOD
3 1 (4.55%) Credit Risk
3 1 (4.55%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (4.55%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (63.64%) DevOps
3 12 (54.55%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (45.45%) Analytics
5 9 (40.91%) ETL
6 8 (36.36%) Data Modelling
7 7 (31.82%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (22.73%) Infrastructure as Code
8 5 (22.73%) Release Management
8 5 (22.73%) Software Engineering
9 4 (18.18%) Architectural Design
9 4 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (18.18%) Data Analytics
9 4 (18.18%) Data Engineering
9 4 (18.18%) Data Management
9 4 (18.18%) Kanban
9 4 (18.18%) Scrum
9 4 (18.18%) TDD
10 3 (13.64%) Kimball Methodology
11 2 (9.09%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 22 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (31.82%) C#
3 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
3 5 (22.73%) Python
3 5 (22.73%) T-SQL
4 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
5 2 (9.09%) Bash Shell
5 2 (9.09%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (4.55%) C++
6 1 (4.55%) Go
6 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) Data Quality
1 2 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) Kubernetes
2 2 (9.09%) Terraform
3 1 (4.55%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (4.55%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 8 (36.36%) Databricks
3 1 (4.55%) MuleSoft
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle