Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 234 220 262
Rank change year-on-year -14 +42 +31
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 12 28 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.17% 0.42% 0.11%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.69% 1.63% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 28 10
City of London median daily rate £418 £525 £453
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.48% +16.02% +20.67%
10th Percentile £313 £369 £375
90th Percentile £488 £575 £576
Central London median daily rate £428 £525 £425
% change year-on-year -18.57% +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 1731 1720 2381
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 24.42% 26.08% 26.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1405 1371 1908
City of London median daily rate £525 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% +6.32%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £700 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 9
City of London median hourly rate £27.50 £45.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.89% +80.00% -18.88%
10th Percentile £20.75 £42.50 £16.25
90th Percentile £33.25 £47.50 £70.75
Central London median hourly rate £25.99 £45.00 £21.98
% change year-on-year -42.24% +104.78% -25.46%

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 20 November 2017.

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Azure SQL Database also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Azure SQL Database.

1 12 (100.00%) SQL
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 5 (41.67%) IaaS
3 5 (41.67%) DevOps
4 4 (33.33%) Skype
4 4 (33.33%) Skype for Business
4 4 (33.33%) Office 365
4 4 (33.33%) NetScaler
4 4 (33.33%) XenApp
4 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 4 (33.33%) PaaS
4 4 (33.33%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (33.33%) Load Balancing
4 4 (33.33%) VMware
4 4 (33.33%) Citrix
4 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 4 (33.33%) CRM
4 4 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (25.00%) ETL
5 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (25.00%) Scrum
5 3 (25.00%) TDD
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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 4 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (41.67%) IaaS
3 4 (33.33%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (33.33%) Office 365
3 4 (33.33%) PaaS
4 2 (16.67%) TestFlight
5 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (8.33%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) NetScaler
1 4 (33.33%) Skype
2 1 (8.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (16.67%) CouchDB
3 2 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (16.67%) MongoDB
3 2 (16.67%) MySQL
3 2 (16.67%) QlikView
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (16.67%) SQLite
4 1 (8.33%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (8.33%) Data Lake
4 1 (8.33%) HDInsight
4 1 (8.33%) Power BI
4 1 (8.33%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Senior Developer
3 3 (25.00%) SSAS Developer
3 3 (25.00%) SSIS Developer
3 3 (25.00%) SSRS Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Azure Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) iOS Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior iOS Developer
4 2 (16.67%) SQL BI Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) SQL DBA
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
1 2 (16.67%) Cocoa
1 2 (16.67%) Cocoa Touch
1 2 (16.67%) REST
1 2 (16.67%) SOAP
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (8.33%) Angular 2
2 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
2 1 (8.33%) Entity Framework
2 1 (8.33%) WCF
2 1 (8.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Data Structures
1 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 5 (41.67%) DevOps
3 4 (33.33%) CRM
3 4 (33.33%) Load Balancing
4 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (25.00%) Dimensional Modelling
4 3 (25.00%) ETL
4 3 (25.00%) Kimball Methodology
4 3 (25.00%) Scrum
4 3 (25.00%) TDD
5 2 (16.67%) Adaptive Web Design
5 2 (16.67%) Collaborative Working
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (16.67%) iOS Development
5 2 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (16.67%) Mathematics
5 2 (16.67%) Progressive Enhancement
5 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (16.67%) Apple Swift
3 2 (16.67%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) Objective-C
4 1 (8.33%) C
4 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (33.33%) XenApp
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Citrix
1 4 (33.33%) VMware