Period
to 21 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 21 February 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)
UK > England
6 months to
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 305 429 703
Rank change year-on-year +124 +274 +11
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 469 485 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.76% 0.53% 0.17%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.52% 2.38% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 362 107
England median daily rate £488 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.33% -10.00%
10th Percentile £373 £363 £313
90th Percentile £633 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year - +11.76% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 0
England median hourly rate £72.50 £47.42 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.90% - -
UK median hourly rate £72.50 £47.42 -
% change year-on-year +52.90% - -

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 England with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 13,306 20,407 20,327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.47% 22.48% 21.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,913 14,205 14,331
England median daily rate £488 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.63% +8.57%
10th Percentile £323 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £635
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 227 223
England median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% - +32.08%
10th Percentile £14.20 £14.00 £15.25
90th Percentile £58.30 £55.40 £57.38
UK median hourly rate £31.25 £35.00 £34.75
% change year-on-year -10.71% +0.72% +28.70%

Azure SQL Database
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Azure SQL Database as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Azure SQL Database in England

Azure SQL Database
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure SQL Database in England

Azure SQL Database
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure SQL Database in England over the 6 months to 21 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure SQL Database in England

Azure SQL Database
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure SQL Database in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Azure SQL Database in England

Azure SQL Database
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure SQL Database in England over the 6 months to 21 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Azure SQL Database in England

Azure SQL Database
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 21 February 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 +109 265 £500 -3.85% 58
South East +97 92 £460 -0.54% 28
North of England +63 54 £500 +15.61% 25
Midlands +79 43 £500 +21.21% 20
West Midlands +69 37 £500 +25.00% 14
Yorkshire +67 25 £650 +62.50% 11
North West +17 24 £406 -6.07% 11
South West +16 9 £400 -3.90% 6
East Midlands +35 6 £425 - 6
East of England +32 6 £475 +5.56% 4
North East +17 5 £493 -1.50% 3
Azure SQL Database
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 England region with a requirement for Azure SQL Database.

1 468 (99.79%) Azure
2 440 (93.82%) SQL
3 190 (40.51%) Microsoft
4 187 (39.87%) SQL Server
5 159 (33.90%) C#
6 155 (33.05%) Azure Data Factory
7 152 (32.41%) .NET
8 151 (32.20%) Data Warehouse
9 142 (30.28%) Agile Software Development
9 142 (30.28%) DevOps
10 139 (29.64%) Business Intelligence
11 112 (23.88%) ETL
12 111 (23.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 111 (23.67%) Data Lake
13 107 (22.81%) Power Platform
14 106 (22.60%) Power BI
15 96 (20.47%) Analytics
16 85 (18.12%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 82 (17.48%) PowerShell
18 78 (16.63%) T-SQL
19 77 (16.42%) Databricks
19 77 (16.42%) .NET Core
20 76 (16.20%) Serverless
20 76 (16.20%) PaaS
21 74 (15.78%) JavaScript
22 68 (14.50%) Migration
22 68 (14.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 67 (14.29%) Finance
23 67 (14.29%) Python
23 67 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory

Azure SQL Database
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 18 (3.84%) Confluence
2 15 (3.20%) SharePoint
3 13 (2.77%) Apache Spark
4 8 (1.71%) IIS
5 7 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (1.28%) CMS
6 6 (1.28%) IBM Notes
7 4 (0.85%) Apache Airflow
7 4 (0.85%) ArcGIS
8 3 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.64%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.43%) Apache
9 2 (0.43%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.43%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (0.43%) SAS
9 2 (0.43%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.21%) Drupal
10 1 (0.21%) Mule
Applications
1 9 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.07%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.64%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 2 (0.43%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.21%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.21%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 468 (99.79%) Azure
2 155 (33.05%) Azure Data Factory
3 107 (22.81%) Power Platform
4 76 (16.20%) PaaS
4 76 (16.20%) Serverless
5 67 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
6 60 (12.79%) Azure Functions
7 54 (11.51%) IaaS
8 43 (9.17%) AWS
9 28 (5.97%) SaaS
10 23 (4.90%) Data Lake Analytics
11 17 (3.62%) Office 365
12 13 (2.77%) GitHub
13 11 (2.35%) Azure Stack
14 10 (2.13%) Dynamics 365
14 10 (2.13%) GCP
15 8 (1.71%) Azure Machine Learning
16 7 (1.49%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 7 (1.49%) PowerApps
17 5 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (5.12%) DNS
2 19 (4.05%) Firewall
3 17 (3.62%) VPN
4 10 (2.13%) Internet
4 10 (2.13%) NAS
4 10 (2.13%) Reverse Proxy
4 10 (2.13%) SAN
5 8 (1.71%) TCP/IP
6 7 (1.49%) Network Security
7 5 (1.07%) DKIM
7 5 (1.07%) SSL
8 2 (0.43%) HTTP
8 2 (0.43%) MPLS
8 2 (0.43%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.43%) PBX
8 2 (0.43%) VLAN
8 2 (0.43%) VPLS
9 1 (0.21%) Extranet
9 1 (0.21%) Intranet
9 1 (0.21%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (39.87%) SQL Server
2 151 (32.20%) Data Warehouse
3 111 (23.67%) Data Lake
3 111 (23.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 106 (22.60%) Power BI
5 85 (18.12%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 68 (14.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 52 (11.09%) Cosmos DB
8 47 (10.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 28 (5.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 28 (5.97%) Relational Database
10 21 (4.48%) Big Data
10 21 (4.48%) Redis
11 19 (4.05%) SQL Server 2016
12 15 (3.20%) NoSQL
13 12 (2.56%) MySQL
14 11 (2.35%) Hadoop
14 11 (2.35%) PowerCenter
14 11 (2.35%) RDBMS
14 11 (2.35%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 51 (10.87%) Git (software)
2 32 (6.82%) Visual Studio Team System
3 28 (5.97%) Visual Studio
4 18 (3.84%) JIRA
5 17 (3.62%) Selenium
5 17 (3.62%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (3.20%) SpecFlow
7 11 (2.35%) Subversion
8 9 (1.92%) Jenkins
9 7 (1.49%) Bitbucket
9 7 (1.49%) ER Studio
9 7 (1.49%) ERwin
9 7 (1.49%) NUnit
10 6 (1.28%) Cypress.io
10 6 (1.28%) Protractor
11 5 (1.07%) Mocha
12 4 (0.85%) Moq
12 4 (0.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 3 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
13 3 (0.64%) Sinon.JS
General
1 67 (14.29%) Finance
2 22 (4.69%) Retail
3 18 (3.84%) Public Sector
4 14 (2.99%) Legal
5 7 (1.49%) Marketing
6 6 (1.28%) Banking
7 5 (1.07%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.64%) Advertising
8 3 (0.64%) Back Office
8 3 (0.64%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.21%) Front Office
9 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.21%) Local Government
9 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 217 (46.27%) Developer
2 80 (17.06%) Azure Engineer
3 79 (16.84%) Azure Developer
4 65 (13.86%) .NET Developer
5 55 (11.73%) Data Engineer
6 52 (11.09%) Architect
7 39 (8.32%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 34 (7.25%) SQL Developer
9 27 (5.76%) C# Developer
10 24 (5.12%) Azure Architect
11 23 (4.90%) Data Architect
12 22 (4.69%) Consultant
13 20 (4.26%) Senior Developer
14 19 (4.05%) DevOps Engineer
15 18 (3.84%) C# .NET Developer
16 17 (3.62%) ETL Developer
16 17 (3.62%) Lead Developer
17 16 (3.41%) Azure DevOps Engineer
17 16 (3.41%) DBA
18 15 (3.20%) Azure DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (32.41%) .NET
2 77 (16.42%) .NET Core
3 50 (10.66%) AngularJS
4 44 (9.38%) ASP.NET
5 41 (8.74%) .NET Framework
6 37 (7.89%) ASP.NET Web API
7 33 (7.04%) React
8 28 (5.97%) Node.js
8 28 (5.97%) Web Services
9 26 (5.54%) REST
9 26 (5.54%) RESTful
10 24 (5.12%) JSON
10 24 (5.12%) XML
11 23 (4.90%) Entity Framework
12 18 (3.84%) ASP.NET MVC
12 18 (3.84%) HTML
12 18 (3.84%) MDX
13 15 (3.20%) CSS
14 14 (2.99%) PySpark
15 11 (2.35%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 28 (5.97%) Enterprise Software
2 27 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (4.69%) Data Structures
4 19 (4.05%) Greenfield Project
5 18 (3.84%) Public Cloud
6 14 (2.99%) Replication
7 9 (1.92%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (1.28%) Smartphone
9 6 (1.28%) User Experience
10 5 (1.07%) Clustering
10 5 (1.07%) Data Centre
10 5 (1.07%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.07%) NHS
11 4 (0.85%) Fixed Income
11 4 (0.85%) Mobile Payment
11 4 (0.85%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.64%) Equities
12 3 (0.64%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 52 (11.09%) Windows
2 20 (4.26%) Linux
2 20 (4.26%) Windows Server
3 15 (3.20%) Android
4 14 (2.99%) Windows 10
5 13 (2.77%) VMS
6 12 (2.56%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.85%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.64%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.64%) Unix
10 2 (0.43%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.21%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (30.28%) Agile Software Development
1 142 (30.28%) DevOps
2 139 (29.64%) Business Intelligence
3 112 (23.88%) ETL
4 96 (20.47%) Analytics
5 68 (14.50%) Migration
6 56 (11.94%) TDD
7 53 (11.30%) Data Modelling
7 53 (11.30%) Scrum
8 42 (8.96%) Test Automation
9 37 (7.89%) Kimball Methodology
9 37 (7.89%) Microservices
10 35 (7.46%) MVC
11 28 (5.97%) Mentoring
12 26 (5.54%) Data Engineering
13 25 (5.33%) Data Analytics
13 25 (5.33%) Data Integration
14 23 (4.90%) Data Architecture
14 23 (4.90%) Unit Testing
15 22 (4.69%) Dimensional Modelling
Programming Languages
1 440 (93.82%) SQL
2 159 (33.90%) C#
3 82 (17.48%) PowerShell
4 78 (16.63%) T-SQL
5 74 (15.78%) JavaScript
6 67 (14.29%) Python
7 26 (5.54%) Java
8 24 (5.12%) Scala
9 22 (4.69%) TypeScript
10 20 (4.26%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 11 (2.35%) Bash Shell
12 10 (2.13%) Ruby
13 6 (1.28%) Go
14 5 (1.07%) R
15 4 (0.85%) PHP
15 4 (0.85%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.85%) XAML
16 3 (0.64%) ES8
16 3 (0.64%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (4.90%) Degree
2 19 (4.05%) SC Cleared
2 19 (4.05%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.07%) MCSA
6 4 (0.85%) TOGAF Certification
7 3 (0.64%) MCDBA
7 3 (0.64%) MCITP
7 3 (0.64%) MCSE
8 2 (0.43%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.21%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (0.21%) CCSP
9 1 (0.21%) CEH
9 1 (0.21%) CHECK Team Member
9 1 (0.21%) CISSP
9 1 (0.21%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (0.21%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.21%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.56%) QA
2 11 (2.35%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.92%) GDPR
4 3 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.64%) NCSC
5 1 (0.21%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.21%) PMO
5 1 (0.21%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 66 (14.07%) Active Directory
2 38 (8.10%) Docker
2 38 (8.10%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.49%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.64%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.43%) LXC
6 2 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.43%) XenApp
7 1 (0.21%) HDFS
7 1 (0.21%) NFS
Systems Management
1 32 (6.82%) Kubernetes
2 20 (4.26%) Terraform
3 15 (3.20%) Puppet
4 14 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (2.35%) Microsoft Intune
6 8 (1.71%) Ansible
7 5 (1.07%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.43%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.43%) MIIS
8 2 (0.43%) SCCM
9 1 (0.21%) CASB
9 1 (0.21%) Salt
Vendors
1 190 (40.51%) Microsoft
2 77 (16.42%) Databricks
3 36 (7.68%) Oracle
4 24 (5.12%) Xamarin
5 19 (4.05%) SAP
6 15 (3.20%) Atlassian
6 15 (3.20%) Informatica
7 13 (2.77%) Talend
8 11 (2.35%) Ab Initio
9 10 (2.13%) VMware
10 9 (1.92%) Google
10 9 (1.92%) Tableau
11 6 (1.28%) Lotus
11 6 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (1.28%) TIBCO
12 5 (1.07%) Sitecore
13 4 (0.85%) Citrix
13 4 (0.85%) ESRI
14 3 (0.64%) Cisco
14 3 (0.64%) Teradata