Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 128 140 244
Rank change year-on-year +12 +104 -31
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 29 103 5
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.91% 1.59% 0.072%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.81% 6.18% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 84 4
Median daily rate £500 £525 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.81% +31.25% -20.00%
10th Percentile £413 £413 £313
90th Percentile £620 £653 £623
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £475
% change year-on-year -4.81% +10.53% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 761 1,668 1,751
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 24.01% 25.76% 25.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 1,313 1,442
Median daily rate £500 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £363 £409 £363
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £513
% change year-on-year -4.76% +2.44% +4.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 10
Median hourly rate £35.00 £39.78 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.02% +78.80% -0.38%
10th Percentile £23.60 £31.48 £20.63
90th Percentile £41.80 £56.93 £36.90
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year - +16.67% +34.32%

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 May 2020.

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 24 May 2020. 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
London Bridge +49 2 £450 -25.00%
Azure SQL Database
Central London

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 29 (100.00%) Azure
2 27 (93.10%) SQL
3 15 (51.72%) C#
4 13 (44.83%) SQL Server
5 12 (41.38%) .NET
5 12 (41.38%) Microsoft
6 10 (34.48%) DevOps
7 9 (31.03%) PaaS
8 8 (27.59%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (27.59%) TDD
9 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (24.14%) Analytics
9 7 (24.14%) Azure Data Factory
10 5 (17.24%) Azure Stack
10 5 (17.24%) Power Platform
10 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2016
10 5 (17.24%) Power BI
10 5 (17.24%) Data Lake
10 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (17.24%) Windows
11 4 (13.79%) ETL
11 4 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (13.79%) Finance
11 4 (13.79%) Fixed Income
11 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
11 4 (13.79%) .NET Core
11 4 (13.79%) Fintech

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 (10.34%) Confluence
2 1 (3.45%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 29 (100.00%) Azure
2 9 (31.03%) PaaS
3 7 (24.14%) Azure Data Factory
4 5 (17.24%) Azure Stack
4 5 (17.24%) Power Platform
5 3 (10.34%) AWS
5 3 (10.34%) GCP
5 3 (10.34%) Serverless
6 1 (3.45%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (3.45%) Azure Functions
6 1 (3.45%) Data Lake Analytics
6 1 (3.45%) Logic Apps
6 1 (3.45%) Power Automate
6 1 (3.45%) PowerApps
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (44.83%) SQL Server
2 8 (27.59%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (17.24%) Data Lake
3 5 (17.24%) Power BI
4 4 (13.79%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (6.90%) BigQuery
6 2 (6.90%) Cosmos DB
6 2 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (6.90%) Snowflake Schema
7 1 (3.45%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (3.45%) Biml
7 1 (3.45%) Hadoop
7 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
7 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
7 1 (3.45%) Redis
7 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) JIRA
1 3 (10.34%) NUnit
1 3 (10.34%) Selenium
1 3 (10.34%) SpecFlow
2 1 (3.45%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Front Office
2 1 (3.45%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Marketing
2 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (48.28%) Developer
2 9 (31.03%) Azure Engineer
3 7 (24.14%) Azure Developer
4 5 (17.24%) .NET Developer
5 4 (13.79%) Data Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) .NET Developer - Fintech
6 3 (10.34%) C# Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Azure DevOps
7 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (6.90%) DevOps Developer
7 2 (6.90%) SQL Developer
7 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Business Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Data Modeller
8 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse Developer
8 1 (3.45%) DBA
8 1 (3.45%) Senior Developer
8 1 (3.45%) SSIS Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (41.38%) .NET
2 4 (13.79%) .NET Core
3 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET
3 3 (10.34%) Jest
3 3 (10.34%) RESTful
3 3 (10.34%) Web Services
4 2 (6.90%) AngularJS
4 2 (6.90%) Kafka
4 2 (6.90%) OAuth
4 2 (6.90%) OAuth2
4 2 (6.90%) React
5 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (3.45%) CSS
5 1 (3.45%) HTML
5 1 (3.45%) MDX
5 1 (3.45%) MSMQ
5 1 (3.45%) Node.js
5 1 (3.45%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (3.45%) REST
5 1 (3.45%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Fixed Income
2 3 (10.34%) Equities
3 2 (6.90%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.45%) Credit Risk
4 1 (3.45%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Windows
1 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
1 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2016
2 1 (3.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) DevOps
2 8 (27.59%) TDD
3 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (24.14%) Analytics
4 4 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (13.79%) ETL
4 4 (13.79%) Fintech
4 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
5 3 (10.34%) API Design
5 3 (10.34%) Data Mapping
5 3 (10.34%) Kanban
5 3 (10.34%) MVC
5 3 (10.34%) Requirements Gathering
5 3 (10.34%) Scrum
6 2 (6.90%) Asset Management
6 2 (6.90%) Data Architecture
6 2 (6.90%) Data Engineering
6 2 (6.90%) Kimball Methodology
6 2 (6.90%) Microservices
6 2 (6.90%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 27 (93.10%) SQL
2 15 (51.72%) C#
3 3 (10.34%) Python
4 2 (6.90%) Java
5 1 (3.45%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 1 (3.45%) PHP
5 1 (3.45%) R
5 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.45%) TypeScript
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Docker
2 1 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 12 (41.38%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.34%) Atlassian
2 3 (10.34%) Databricks
3 2 (6.90%) Google
4 1 (3.45%) SAP
4 1 (3.45%) Sitecore
4 1 (3.45%) VMware