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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 18 May 2022 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)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
18 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 84 68 81
Rank change year-on-year -16 +13 +31
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 6 10 4
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.44% 1.09% 0.35%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.71% 6.13% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 3
10th Percentile £518 £418 £420
25th Percentile £600 £463 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £625 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +25.00% - +25.00%
75th Percentile £725 £525 -
90th Percentile £730 £570 -
England median daily rate £525 £500 £491
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.78% -1.75%

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 East Midlands with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 221 163 211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 16.14% 17.70% 18.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 117 131
10th Percentile £309 £258 £288
25th Percentile £363 £325 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £400 £413
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.03% +3.13%
75th Percentile £500 £463 £500
90th Percentile £575 £600 £550
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 4 5
10th Percentile £17.90 £21.45 £11.77
25th Percentile £22.50 £22.13 £12.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.71 £15.50
Median % change year-on-year +36.13% +65.87% +9.62%
75th Percentile - £32.75 £48.15
90th Percentile £45.67 £42.35 £52.26
England median hourly rate £45.00 £24.50 £24.70
% change year-on-year +83.67% -0.81% -17.67%

Azure SQL Database
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Azure SQL Database as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Azure SQL Database in the East Midlands

Azure SQL Database
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Azure SQL Database in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Azure SQL Database in the East Midlands

Azure SQL Database
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure SQL Database in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 18 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Azure SQL Database in the East Midlands

Azure SQL Database
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Nottinghamshire +2 5 £650 +30.00% 5
Derbyshire -12 1 £625 +4.17%
Azure SQL Database
England

For the 6 months to 18 May 2022, 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Azure SQL Database.

1 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) Azure
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) Linux
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (50.00%) PaaS
3 3 (50.00%) Docker
3 3 (50.00%) DevOps
3 3 (50.00%) Kubernetes
3 3 (50.00%) Azure Data Factory
3 3 (50.00%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 2 (33.33%) Data Science
4 2 (33.33%) Power Platform
4 2 (33.33%) Amazon EKS
4 2 (33.33%) Azure Synapse Analytics
4 2 (33.33%) Power BI
4 2 (33.33%) Fintech
4 2 (33.33%) Terraform
4 2 (33.33%) Cloud Native
4 2 (33.33%) Data Lake
4 2 (33.33%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (33.33%) CI/CD
4 2 (33.33%) AWS
4 2 (33.33%) Data Transformation
4 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (33.33%) Ansible
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence

Azure SQL Database
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 (16.67%) JBoss
1 1 (16.67%) NetWeaver
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 6 (100.00%) Azure
2 3 (50.00%) Azure Data Factory
2 3 (50.00%) PaaS
3 2 (33.33%) Amazon EKS
3 2 (33.33%) AWS
3 2 (33.33%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (33.33%) Azure Synapse Analytics
3 2 (33.33%) Power Platform
4 1 (16.67%) Azure Cosmos DB
4 1 (16.67%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 1 (16.67%) Azure Storage
4 1 (16.67%) IaaS
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft 365
4 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) MPLS
1 1 (16.67%) PBX
1 1 (16.67%) SD-WAN
1 1 (16.67%) Skype
1 1 (16.67%) VoIP
1 1 (16.67%) VPN
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
1 1 (16.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
1 3 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) Data Lake
2 2 (33.33%) Power BI
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (16.67%) DB2
3 1 (16.67%) MySQL
3 1 (16.67%) OLAP
3 1 (16.67%) OLTP
3 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (16.67%) SAP HANA
General
1 1 (16.67%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Architect
1 2 (33.33%) Azure Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Data Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Azure Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Azure DevOps Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Data Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) ARM Templates
1 1 (16.67%) Middleware
1 1 (16.67%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Cloud Native
2 1 (16.67%) Data Structures
2 1 (16.67%) PKI
2 1 (16.67%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) AIX
2 1 (16.67%) Unix
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) DevOps
2 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (33.33%) CI/CD
2 2 (33.33%) Data Science
2 2 (33.33%) Data Transformation
2 2 (33.33%) Fintech
3 1 (16.67%) Agile
3 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
3 1 (16.67%) Decision-Making
3 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (16.67%) Due Diligence
3 1 (16.67%) Identity Management
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (16.67%) Requirements Gathering
3 1 (16.67%) Requirements Workshops
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) Storage Management
3 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) COBIT
1 1 (16.67%) GDPR
1 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Docker
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Kubernetes
2 2 (33.33%) Ansible
2 2 (33.33%) Terraform
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory Federation Services
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) Databricks
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
2 1 (16.67%) SAP
2 1 (16.67%) Software AG