Period
to 23 March 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 23 March 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
23 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 151 243 210
Rank change year-on-year +92 -33 +9
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 94 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.39% 0.13% 0.27%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.47% 0.51% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 8 15
City of London median daily rate £550 £325 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +69.23% -40.91% +14.58%
10th Percentile £413 £313 £335
90th Percentile £645 £501 £605
Central London median daily rate £550 £375 £475
% change year-on-year +46.67% -21.05% -1.04%
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 1,717 1,769 1,684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 25.30% 24.63% 27.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,365 1,494 1,347
City of London median daily rate £535 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.90% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £400 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £688 £650
Central London median daily rate £525 £513 £475
% change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 2
City of London median hourly rate £38.60 £25.00 £33.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.38% -25.74% +72.65%
10th Percentile £32.50 £19.72 £23.75
90th Percentile £56.50 £42.61 £45.05
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £27.75 £33.67
% change year-on-year +26.13% -17.58% +72.65%

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 23 March 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 23 March 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 23 March 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 94 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 73 (77.66%) SQL
3 44 (46.81%) C#
4 43 (45.74%) SQL Server
5 39 (41.49%) .NET
5 39 (41.49%) Microservices
6 37 (39.36%) DevOps
7 31 (32.98%) Azure Active Directory
8 30 (31.91%) Cosmos DB
9 28 (29.79%) Serverless
9 28 (29.79%) Kubernetes
10 26 (27.66%) Data Lake
11 25 (26.60%) .NET Core
11 25 (26.60%) Greenfield Project
12 24 (25.53%) Microsoft
13 22 (23.40%) AngularJS
14 19 (20.21%) Agile Software Development
15 18 (19.15%) TDD
15 18 (19.15%) Finance
15 18 (19.15%) Terraform
16 17 (18.09%) Redis
16 17 (18.09%) React
17 16 (17.02%) Fintech
18 14 (14.89%) Migration
19 13 (13.83%) .NET Framework
19 13 (13.83%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
19 13 (13.83%) Azure Functions
20 12 (12.77%) Angular 2
20 12 (12.77%) Azure Data Factory
21 11 (11.70%) Docker

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 (3.19%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.06%) Anypoint
2 1 (1.06%) Apache
2 1 (1.06%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.06%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 94 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (32.98%) Azure Active Directory
3 28 (29.79%) Serverless
4 13 (13.83%) Azure Functions
4 13 (13.83%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
5 12 (12.77%) Azure Data Factory
6 10 (10.64%) PaaS
7 6 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (5.32%) IaaS
8 5 (5.32%) SaaS
9 4 (4.26%) Data Lake Analytics
9 4 (4.26%) Office 365
10 3 (3.19%) OpenShift
11 1 (1.06%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.32%) DNS
2 3 (3.19%) DHCP
2 3 (3.19%) NAS
2 3 (3.19%) SAN
2 3 (3.19%) Software-Defined Networking
2 3 (3.19%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.13%) Firewall
3 2 (2.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (45.74%) SQL Server
2 30 (31.91%) Cosmos DB
3 26 (27.66%) Data Lake
4 17 (18.09%) Redis
5 9 (9.57%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (8.51%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 8 (8.51%) Power BI
7 7 (7.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (6.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (2.13%) Big Data
11 2 (2.13%) Hadoop
11 2 (2.13%) NoSQL
12 1 (1.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 1 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 1 (1.06%) MongoDB
12 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database
12 1 (1.06%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (11.70%) Visual Studio Team System
2 10 (10.64%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.06%) Hudson
General
1 18 (19.15%) Finance
2 6 (6.38%) Banking
3 2 (2.13%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.06%) Advertising
4 1 (1.06%) Front Office
4 1 (1.06%) Legal
4 1 (1.06%) Marketing
4 1 (1.06%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (27.66%) Azure DevOps
2 24 (25.53%) Developer
3 21 (22.34%) Azure Engineer
4 19 (20.21%) DevOps Engineer
5 18 (19.15%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 15 (15.96%) Azure Developer
7 11 (11.70%) Architect
8 10 (10.64%) .NET Developer
8 10 (10.64%) Azure Architect
8 10 (10.64%) C# Developer
9 6 (6.38%) Analyst
9 6 (6.38%) SQL Developer
10 5 (5.32%) C# .NET Developer
11 4 (4.26%) Agile Test Analyst
11 4 (4.26%) Test Analyst
12 3 (3.19%) Azure Test Lead
12 3 (3.19%) Cloud Specialist
12 3 (3.19%) Lead DevOps
12 3 (3.19%) Technical Specialist
12 3 (3.19%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (41.49%) .NET
2 25 (26.60%) .NET Core
3 22 (23.40%) AngularJS
4 17 (18.09%) React
5 13 (13.83%) .NET Framework
6 12 (12.77%) Angular 2
7 8 (8.51%) ASP.NET
7 8 (8.51%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (4.26%) Entity Framework
8 4 (4.26%) REST
9 3 (3.19%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (1.06%) JSON
10 1 (1.06%) LAMP
10 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Graph
10 1 (1.06%) MSMQ
10 1 (1.06%) Node.js
10 1 (1.06%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (1.06%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (1.06%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (26.60%) Greenfield Project
2 16 (17.02%) Fintech
3 8 (8.51%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (5.32%) Public Cloud
5 3 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.19%) Reference Data
5 3 (3.19%) Tandem
6 1 (1.06%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.26%) Windows
1 4 (4.26%) Windows Server
2 3 (3.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.06%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (41.49%) Microservices
2 37 (39.36%) DevOps
3 19 (20.21%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (19.15%) TDD
5 14 (14.89%) Migration
6 11 (11.70%) MVC
6 11 (11.70%) Scrum
7 9 (9.57%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (8.51%) Asset Management
9 7 (7.45%) Analytics
9 7 (7.45%) ETL
9 7 (7.45%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (6.38%) Continuous Delivery
11 5 (5.32%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (5.32%) Enterprise Architecture
11 5 (5.32%) High Availability
11 5 (5.32%) Software Testing
12 4 (4.26%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (4.26%) Data Management
12 4 (4.26%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 73 (77.66%) SQL
2 44 (46.81%) C#
3 8 (8.51%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.26%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.19%) C
5 3 (3.19%) Python
5 3 (3.19%) VB
6 2 (2.13%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (1.06%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.06%) Java
7 1 (1.06%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.06%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.06%) R
7 1 (1.06%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (5.32%) ISEB
1 5 (5.32%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.06%) Degree
2 1 (1.06%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.06%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.06%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.06%) IFRS
System Software
1 11 (11.70%) Active Directory
1 11 (11.70%) Docker
2 6 (6.38%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (3.19%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 28 (29.79%) Kubernetes
2 18 (19.15%) Terraform
3 6 (6.38%) SCCM
4 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (3.19%) NetBackup
4 3 (3.19%) SCOM
4 3 (3.19%) SCSM
4 3 (3.19%) SCVMM
5 2 (2.13%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 24 (25.53%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.26%) Oracle
3 3 (3.19%) Dell
3 3 (3.19%) NetApp
3 3 (3.19%) Symantec
3 3 (3.19%) Veritas
3 3 (3.19%) VMware
4 1 (1.06%) Databricks
4 1 (1.06%) MuleSoft