Period
to 20 November 2018

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 20 November 2018 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 483 716 772
Rank change year-on-year +233 +56 +6
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 399 136 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.42% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.86% 0.65% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 90 79
England median daily rate £488 £440 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.80% -9.74% +14.71%
10th Percentile £363 £313 £313
90th Percentile £638 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £488
% change year-on-year +11.76% -12.82% +14.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
England median hourly rate £47.42 - £16.00
10th Percentile £37.17 - £15.00
90th Percentile £60.15 - £17.00
UK median hourly rate £47.42 - £16.00

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 21,493 20,786 21,813
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.60% 22.10% 22.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,107 14,398 14,629
England median daily rate £475 £460 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +8.24% +3.03%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £290
90th Percentile £644 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 261 317
England median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% +0.39%
10th Percentile £14.08 £14.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £57.47 £56.75 £48.30
UK median hourly rate £33.50 £31.15 £28.18
% change year-on-year +7.54% +10.54% -2.83%

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 20 November 2018.

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 20 November 2018.

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 20 November 2018. 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 +164 236 £525 +16.67% 42
South East +10 53 £450 +2.86% 24
North of England +16 50 £425 +21.43% 21
North West +16 34 £400 +6.67% 11
Midlands +10 29 £375 -2.28% 11
South West -8 24 £433 +4.85% 10
West Midlands -6 23 £375 -2.28% 7
Yorkshire -7 8 £413 +17.86% 9
North East - 8 £475 - 1
East Midlands +9 6 £425 +7.94% 4
East of England +7 6 £450 - 14
Azure SQL Database
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, 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.

1 399 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 383 (95.99%) SQL
3 188 (47.12%) Microsoft
4 181 (45.36%) SQL Server
5 170 (42.61%) .NET
6 163 (40.85%) C#
7 124 (31.08%) Agile Software Development
8 103 (25.81%) Data Warehouse
9 102 (25.56%) AngularJS
10 99 (24.81%) JavaScript
11 97 (24.31%) ASP.NET Web API
12 91 (22.81%) TDD
13 84 (21.05%) ASP.NET
13 84 (21.05%) PowerShell
14 83 (20.80%) Greenfield Project
15 79 (19.80%) Business Intelligence
15 79 (19.80%) MVC
16 78 (19.55%) PaaS
17 75 (18.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 75 (18.80%) Azure Data Factory
18 73 (18.30%) Microservices
19 72 (18.05%) Data Lake
20 67 (16.79%) ETL
21 65 (16.29%) React
21 65 (16.29%) .NET Core
22 62 (15.54%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
22 62 (15.54%) Scrum
23 61 (15.29%) Finance
23 61 (15.29%) Analytics
24 56 (14.04%) T-SQL

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 17 (4.26%) SharePoint
2 15 (3.76%) Apache Spark
3 11 (2.76%) IIS
4 8 (2.01%) SAS
5 7 (1.75%) WordPress
6 4 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.75%) Apache
7 3 (0.75%) CMS
8 2 (0.50%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.50%) K2 blackpearl
8 2 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.50%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.25%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.25%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 14 (3.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.75%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.50%) SPSS
5 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.25%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.25%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 399 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 78 (19.55%) PaaS
3 75 (18.80%) Azure Data Factory
4 49 (12.28%) Azure Active Directory
5 35 (8.77%) IaaS
6 34 (8.52%) Serverless
7 32 (8.02%) Amazon AWS
8 28 (7.02%) Office 365
9 21 (5.26%) Dynamics 365
10 20 (5.01%) Azure Functions
10 20 (5.01%) SaaS
11 19 (4.76%) GitHub
12 16 (4.01%) Data Lake Analytics
13 7 (1.75%) Google Tag Manager
14 6 (1.50%) Azure Machine Learning
15 4 (1.00%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
16 3 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
16 3 (0.75%) Amazon S3
17 2 (0.50%) Amazon SQS
17 2 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.51%) AMQP
2 14 (3.51%) DNS
3 13 (3.26%) VPN
4 12 (3.01%) Firewall
5 6 (1.50%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (1.25%) Network Security
6 5 (1.25%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.00%) NAS
7 4 (1.00%) SAN
8 2 (0.50%) FTP
8 2 (0.50%) Internet
8 2 (0.50%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.25%) Cisco Firepower
9 1 (0.25%) ICMP
9 1 (0.25%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (0.25%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (45.36%) SQL Server
2 103 (25.81%) Data Warehouse
3 75 (18.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 72 (18.05%) Data Lake
5 62 (15.54%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 54 (13.53%) Power BI
7 53 (13.28%) Cosmos DB
8 52 (13.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 51 (12.78%) NoSQL
10 31 (7.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 29 (7.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 28 (7.02%) MongoDB
13 22 (5.51%) Redis
14 20 (5.01%) SQL Server 2012
15 18 (4.51%) Hadoop
16 17 (4.26%) Big Data
17 16 (4.01%) HDInsight
18 12 (3.01%) Relational Database
18 12 (3.01%) SQL Server 2008
19 11 (2.76%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 53 (13.28%) Visual Studio Team System
2 46 (11.53%) Git (software)
3 42 (10.53%) Visual Studio
4 28 (7.02%) JIRA
5 24 (6.02%) Subversion
6 22 (5.51%) SpecFlow
7 20 (5.01%) Team Foundation Server
8 18 (4.51%) Selenium
9 14 (3.51%) Octopus Deploy
10 12 (3.01%) GitLab
11 10 (2.51%) Jenkins
12 9 (2.26%) Cucumber
12 9 (2.26%) JMeter
12 9 (2.26%) JUnit
12 9 (2.26%) SonarQube
13 6 (1.50%) MSTest
13 6 (1.50%) NUnit
14 4 (1.00%) Bitbucket
15 3 (0.75%) CF BOSH
15 3 (0.75%) ERwin
General
1 61 (15.29%) Finance
2 22 (5.51%) Retail
3 11 (2.76%) Banking
3 11 (2.76%) Marketing
4 3 (0.75%) Legal
4 3 (0.75%) Multimedia
5 2 (0.50%) Electronics
5 2 (0.50%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.50%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.50%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.25%) Front Office
6 1 (0.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 232 (58.15%) Developer
2 83 (20.80%) Azure Developer
3 77 (19.30%) .NET Developer
4 71 (17.79%) C# Developer
5 48 (12.03%) Architect
6 45 (11.28%) Angular Developer
7 43 (10.78%) Azure Engineer
8 41 (10.28%) SQL Developer
9 40 (10.03%) React Developer
10 31 (7.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 31 (7.77%) C# .NET Developer
11 29 (7.27%) Azure Architect
12 24 (6.02%) Consultant
12 24 (6.02%) Full Stack Developer
13 22 (5.51%) ASP.NET Developer
14 20 (5.01%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 20 (5.01%) JavaScript Developer
15 19 (4.76%) Azure DevOps
16 18 (4.51%) DevOps Engineer
16 18 (4.51%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (42.61%) .NET
2 102 (25.56%) AngularJS
3 97 (24.31%) ASP.NET Web API
4 84 (21.05%) ASP.NET
5 65 (16.29%) .NET Core
5 65 (16.29%) React
6 45 (11.28%) Angular 2
7 36 (9.02%) HTML
7 36 (9.02%) Node.js
8 35 (8.77%) ASP.NET MVC
8 35 (8.77%) CSS
9 34 (8.52%) JSON
10 31 (7.77%) MSMQ
11 30 (7.52%) .NET Framework
12 25 (6.27%) RESTful
13 23 (5.76%) REST
14 22 (5.51%) HTML5
14 22 (5.51%) Reactive Extensions
14 22 (5.51%) WebSockets
14 22 (5.51%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 83 (20.80%) Greenfield Project
2 49 (12.28%) Fintech
3 16 (4.01%) Blog
4 14 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (2.76%) User Experience
6 10 (2.51%) Private Cloud
7 8 (2.01%) Computer Science
7 8 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (2.01%) Public Cloud
7 8 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (1.50%) Fixed Income
9 6 (1.50%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.50%) NHS
10 5 (1.25%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.25%) Hedge funds
11 4 (1.00%) Data Structures
11 4 (1.00%) Reference Data
11 4 (1.00%) Replication
12 3 (0.75%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 23 (5.76%) Windows
2 13 (3.26%) Android
3 11 (2.76%) Apple iOS
4 10 (2.51%) Linux
5 9 (2.26%) VMS
6 6 (1.50%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.25%) CentOS
8 1 (0.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (31.08%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (22.81%) TDD
3 79 (19.80%) Business Intelligence
3 79 (19.80%) MVC
4 73 (18.30%) Microservices
5 67 (16.79%) ETL
6 62 (15.54%) Scrum
7 61 (15.29%) Analytics
8 52 (13.03%) DevOps
9 50 (12.53%) Migration
10 47 (11.78%) BDD
11 42 (10.53%) MVVM
12 38 (9.52%) Data Modelling
13 31 (7.77%) Continuous Integration
14 27 (6.77%) Problem-Solving
15 26 (6.52%) Data Migration
16 24 (6.02%) Test Automation
17 22 (5.51%) OO
17 22 (5.51%) SDLC
18 21 (5.26%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 383 (95.99%) SQL
2 163 (40.85%) C#
3 99 (24.81%) JavaScript
4 84 (21.05%) PowerShell
5 56 (14.04%) T-SQL
6 29 (7.27%) Java
7 22 (5.51%) Python
8 20 (5.01%) C
9 16 (4.01%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 13 (3.26%) R
11 10 (2.51%) TypeScript
12 8 (2.01%) C++
12 8 (2.01%) PL/SQL
13 7 (1.75%) Bash Shell
14 6 (1.50%) U-SQL
15 5 (1.25%) Ruby
16 4 (1.00%) PHP
17 2 (0.50%) MATLAB
17 2 (0.50%) Perl
17 2 (0.50%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (3.51%) Degree
2 10 (2.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (2.26%) Security Cleared
4 7 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (1.75%) MCSA
5 6 (1.50%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.00%) MCSE
7 3 (0.75%) AWS Certification
7 3 (0.75%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.50%) CEH
8 2 (0.50%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.01%) QA
2 8 (2.01%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.50%) PMO
4 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (12.78%) Active Directory
2 23 (5.76%) Docker
3 18 (4.51%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (1.75%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.50%) XenApp
5 2 (0.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (2.76%) Kubernetes
1 11 (2.76%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (2.76%) Puppet
1 11 (2.76%) Terraform
2 6 (1.50%) FortiGate
3 5 (1.25%) Ansible
4 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.50%) Nagios
4 2 (0.50%) Salt
5 1 (0.25%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.25%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.25%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 188 (47.12%) Microsoft
2 21 (5.26%) Oracle
3 14 (3.51%) Databricks
4 13 (3.26%) Alteryx
5 10 (2.51%) SAP
5 10 (2.51%) Tableau
6 9 (2.26%) Cisco
7 8 (2.01%) Google
8 7 (1.75%) Atlassian
8 7 (1.75%) Workday
9 6 (1.50%) CheckPoint
9 6 (1.50%) Informatica
9 6 (1.50%) Veracode
10 5 (1.25%) Talend
11 4 (1.00%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.00%) Xamarin
12 3 (0.75%) Cloudera
12 3 (0.75%) JD Edwards
12 3 (0.75%) SaltStack
12 3 (0.75%) VMware