Period
to 20 October 2021

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 20 October 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)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 76 45 102
Rank change year-on-year -31 +57 +34
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 19 20 12
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.30% 3.24% 0.65%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.66% 13.51% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 10
10th Percentile £319 £348 £282
25th Percentile £356 £381 £322
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £425 £400
Median % change year-on-year - +6.25% -8.57%
75th Percentile £514 £500 £431
90th Percentile £543 " £466
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -

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 248 148 440
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 17.02% 23.99% 23.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 92 289
10th Percentile £304 £250 £268
25th Percentile £363 £313 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £374 £400
Median % change year-on-year +13.64% -6.50% +3.23%
75th Percentile £526 £438 £494
90th Percentile £588 £500 £550
England median daily rate £525 £500 £480
% change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 10
10th Percentile " £16.78 £14.00
25th Percentile £41.67 £23.56 £14.28
Median hourly rate £43.34 £36.25 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year +19.54% +101.39% -55.00%
75th Percentile £45.00 £50.06 £24.62
90th Percentile " £57.53 £47.75
England median hourly rate £34.50 £26.48 £30.00
% change year-on-year +30.29% -11.73% +1.69%

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 20 October 2021.

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 20 October 2021. 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
Nottinghamshire -36 8 £420 -16.00% 2
Derbyshire -5 7 £425 -5.56%
Leicestershire -13 3 £425 +21.43% 3
Azure SQL Database
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Azure SQL Database.

1 19 (100.00%) Azure
2 17 (89.47%) SQL
3 14 (73.68%) SQL Server
4 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
5 10 (52.63%) IaaS
6 9 (47.37%) Cisco
7 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
7 7 (36.84%) MySQL
7 7 (36.84%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (36.84%) Microsoft 365
8 6 (31.58%) High Availability
8 6 (31.58%) Windows Server
8 6 (31.58%) SaaS
8 6 (31.58%) PaaS
8 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (31.58%) Windows
8 6 (31.58%) Linux
8 6 (31.58%) WAN
8 6 (31.58%) VPN
8 6 (31.58%) SAP
8 6 (31.58%) ITIL
8 6 (31.58%) Firewall
8 6 (31.58%) Migration
8 6 (31.58%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 6 (31.58%) Social Skills
9 5 (26.32%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 5 (26.32%) SD-WAN
9 5 (26.32%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 5 (26.32%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 5 (26.32%) Azure ExpressRoute

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 5 (26.32%) JBoss
1 5 (26.32%) NetWeaver
1 5 (26.32%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 19 (100.00%) Azure
2 10 (52.63%) IaaS
3 7 (36.84%) Microsoft 365
4 6 (31.58%) PaaS
4 6 (31.58%) SaaS
5 5 (26.32%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 5 (26.32%) Azure Data Factory
5 5 (26.32%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 5 (26.32%) Azure Synapse Analytics
5 5 (26.32%) Power Platform
6 4 (21.05%) Azure Storage
7 2 (10.53%) Azure Functions
7 2 (10.53%) Azure Logic Apps
7 2 (10.53%) Azure Service Bus
7 2 (10.53%) Serverless
8 1 (5.26%) AWS
8 1 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (5.26%) Azure Stack
8 1 (5.26%) Power Automate
8 1 (5.26%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) Firewall
1 6 (31.58%) VPN
1 6 (31.58%) WAN
2 5 (26.32%) DHCP
2 5 (26.32%) DNS
2 5 (26.32%) MPLS
2 5 (26.32%) PBX
2 5 (26.32%) SD-WAN
2 5 (26.32%) Skype
2 5 (26.32%) VoIP
2 5 (26.32%) Wireless
3 4 (21.05%) Network Security
4 3 (15.79%) Cisco Firepower
5 1 (5.26%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (73.68%) SQL Server
2 7 (36.84%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (36.84%) MySQL
3 6 (31.58%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 5 (26.32%) Data Lake
4 5 (26.32%) DB2
4 5 (26.32%) Power BI
4 5 (26.32%) SAP HANA
5 2 (10.53%) MongoDB
5 2 (10.53%) Redis
5 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (5.26%) Amazon Aurora
6 1 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (5.26%) SAP BW
6 1 (5.26%) Semantic Layer
6 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (31.58%) Social Skills
2 4 (21.05%) Aerospace
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Architect
2 5 (26.32%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (21.05%) Cloud Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Designer
3 4 (21.05%) Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Designer
3 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 4 (21.05%) IT Architect
3 4 (21.05%) IT Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (21.05%) Solutions Designer
4 3 (15.79%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Azure Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Azure Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Data Architect
6 1 (5.26%) .NET Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) SQL Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) Middleware
1 5 (26.32%) SAP Basis
2 2 (10.53%) .NET
2 2 (10.53%) .NET Core
2 2 (10.53%) COM
2 2 (10.53%) HTML
3 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (5.26%) CSS
3 1 (5.26%) JSON
3 1 (5.26%) OAuth
3 1 (5.26%) REST
3 1 (5.26%) SOAP
3 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) PKI
1 5 (26.32%) Public Cloud
2 1 (5.26%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Linux
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
1 6 (31.58%) Windows Server
2 5 (26.32%) AIX
2 5 (26.32%) Unix
3 4 (21.05%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (31.58%) High Availability
1 6 (31.58%) ITIL
1 6 (31.58%) Migration
2 5 (26.32%) Analytics
2 5 (26.32%) Business Analysis
2 5 (26.32%) Business Continuity
2 5 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (26.32%) Data Protection
2 5 (26.32%) Decision-Making
2 5 (26.32%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (26.32%) Due Diligence
2 5 (26.32%) Identity Management
2 5 (26.32%) Information Security
2 5 (26.32%) Microservices
2 5 (26.32%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (26.32%) Root Cause Analysis
2 5 (26.32%) Service Management
2 5 (26.32%) Storage Management
2 5 (26.32%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 17 (89.47%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) C#
3 2 (10.53%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.53%) Python
3 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.26%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) COBIT
1 5 (26.32%) GDPR
1 5 (26.32%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 5 (26.32%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) Active Directory Federation Services
1 5 (26.32%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 9 (47.37%) Cisco
3 6 (31.58%) SAP
4 5 (26.32%) Citrix
4 5 (26.32%) Databricks
4 5 (26.32%) Oracle
4 5 (26.32%) Red Hat
4 5 (26.32%) Software AG
5 2 (10.53%) F5
6 1 (5.26%) ServiceNow