Period
to 19 June 2019

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 19 June 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)
UK > England
6 months to
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 386 647 677
Rank change year-on-year +261 +30 +58
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 525 216 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.63% 0.24% 0.17%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.83% 1.05% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 151 99
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -3.23%
10th Percentile £363 £313 £315
90th Percentile £638 £650 £600
UK median daily rate £485 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +4.86% +2.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
England median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 -
% change year-on-year -30.00% - -

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 18,538 20,617 19,021
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.37% 22.64% 22.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,860 14,466 12,769
England median daily rate £485 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £638 £614
UK median daily rate £475 £464 £438
% change year-on-year +2.43% +6.00% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 213 237
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +27.27% -14.60%
10th Percentile £14.26 £14.06 £9.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £54.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year - +20.69% -5.69%

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 19 June 2019.

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
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 19 June 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
London +213 297 £525 +5.00% 19
South East +80 111 £426 -13.67% 9
North of England +47 44 £425 +6.25% 13
Midlands +34 40 £425 +14.86% 7
North West +21 28 £425 - 9
West Midlands +20 23 £475 +28.38% 6
South West -22 21 £438 - 2
East Midlands +30 16 £400 - 1
East of England +18 15 £450 - 3
North East - 10 £505 - 1
Yorkshire +17 6 £350 +7.69% 3
Azure SQL Database
UK

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 England region with a requirement for Azure SQL Database.

1 524 (99.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 472 (89.90%) SQL
3 259 (49.33%) SQL Server
4 208 (39.62%) Microsoft
5 203 (38.67%) C#
6 186 (35.43%) .NET
7 173 (32.95%) DevOps
8 128 (24.38%) Business Intelligence
9 123 (23.43%) Agile Software Development
10 121 (23.05%) Data Warehouse
10 121 (23.05%) Power Platform
11 117 (22.29%) Power BI
12 112 (21.33%) Microservices
13 108 (20.57%) Cosmos DB
13 108 (20.57%) Azure Data Factory
14 101 (19.24%) Data Lake
14 101 (19.24%) PowerShell
15 96 (18.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 96 (18.29%) Kubernetes
16 95 (18.10%) AngularJS
17 94 (17.90%) PaaS
18 88 (16.76%) Docker
18 88 (16.76%) Azure Active Directory
18 88 (16.76%) Serverless
19 86 (16.38%) Git (software)
20 83 (15.81%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
21 81 (15.43%) .NET Core
22 78 (14.86%) TDD
23 74 (14.10%) Visual Studio Team System
24 72 (13.71%) 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 22 (4.19%) Apache Spark
1 22 (4.19%) SharePoint
2 18 (3.43%) Confluence
3 17 (3.24%) Apache
4 16 (3.05%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (0.95%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.76%) CMS
8 3 (0.57%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.38%) Anypoint
9 2 (0.38%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.19%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.19%) Kentico
10 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.19%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.19%) Carpe Diem
Cloud Services
1 524 (99.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 121 (23.05%) Power Platform
3 108 (20.57%) Azure Data Factory
4 94 (17.90%) PaaS
5 88 (16.76%) Azure Active Directory
5 88 (16.76%) Serverless
6 52 (9.90%) Azure Functions
7 50 (9.52%) IaaS
8 47 (8.95%) Amazon AWS
9 32 (6.10%) SaaS
10 23 (4.38%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 18 (3.43%) Data Lake Analytics
11 18 (3.43%) Dynamics 365
12 16 (3.05%) Azure Machine Learning
12 16 (3.05%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
13 11 (2.10%) Office 365
14 10 (1.90%) GitHub
15 7 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
16 5 (0.95%) Boomi
16 5 (0.95%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 27 (5.14%) DNS
2 17 (3.24%) Firewall
3 11 (2.10%) VPN
4 9 (1.71%) Network Security
4 9 (1.71%) VLAN
5 8 (1.52%) AMQP
5 8 (1.52%) TCP/IP
6 6 (1.14%) SAN
7 4 (0.76%) DHCP
7 4 (0.76%) NAS
7 4 (0.76%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 259 (49.33%) SQL Server
2 121 (23.05%) Data Warehouse
3 117 (22.29%) Power BI
4 108 (20.57%) Cosmos DB
5 101 (19.24%) Data Lake
6 96 (18.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 83 (15.81%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 59 (11.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 48 (9.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 34 (6.48%) Redis
11 26 (4.95%) NoSQL
12 24 (4.57%) Big Data
13 22 (4.19%) SQL Server 2016
14 19 (3.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 18 (3.43%) SQL Server 2012
16 17 (3.24%) MySQL
17 16 (3.05%) Hadoop
17 16 (3.05%) Relational Database
18 15 (2.86%) HDInsight
18 15 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 86 (16.38%) Git (software)
2 74 (14.10%) Visual Studio Team System
3 49 (9.33%) Jenkins
4 39 (7.43%) Visual Studio
5 37 (7.05%) JIRA
6 30 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
7 25 (4.76%) Octopus Deploy
8 17 (3.24%) SpecFlow
9 16 (3.05%) Selenium
10 14 (2.67%) Jasmine
10 14 (2.67%) Karma Test Runner
11 13 (2.48%) GitLab
11 13 (2.48%) MSBuild
11 13 (2.48%) NUnit
11 13 (2.48%) SonarQube
12 12 (2.29%) Bitbucket
12 12 (2.29%) TeamCity
13 11 (2.10%) Cucumber
13 11 (2.10%) JUnit
14 10 (1.90%) Subversion
General
1 60 (11.43%) Finance
2 17 (3.24%) Retail
3 12 (2.29%) Banking
4 8 (1.52%) Marketing
5 6 (1.14%) Billing
5 6 (1.14%) Legal
5 6 (1.14%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.76%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.57%) Publishing
8 2 (0.38%) Advertising
8 2 (0.38%) Games
9 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 185 (35.24%) Developer
2 88 (16.76%) Azure Engineer
3 75 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
4 74 (14.10%) Azure DevOps
5 66 (12.57%) Architect
6 58 (11.05%) Azure Developer
7 55 (10.48%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 52 (9.90%) SQL Developer
9 51 (9.71%) Azure Architect
10 46 (8.76%) .NET Developer
11 38 (7.24%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 34 (6.48%) Full Stack Developer
13 31 (5.90%) C# Developer
14 30 (5.71%) Data Engineer
15 27 (5.14%) Consultant
16 21 (4.00%) DBA
16 21 (4.00%) SQL DBA
17 20 (3.81%) Solutions Architect
18 18 (3.43%) Azure Consultant
19 17 (3.24%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (35.43%) .NET
2 95 (18.10%) AngularJS
3 81 (15.43%) .NET Core
4 65 (12.38%) ASP.NET
5 63 (12.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 47 (8.95%) .NET Framework
7 43 (8.19%) HTML
7 43 (8.19%) React
8 32 (6.10%) CSS
9 27 (5.14%) Entity Framework
9 27 (5.14%) RESTful
10 26 (4.95%) REST
11 25 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
12 24 (4.57%) JSON
13 23 (4.38%) XML
14 19 (3.62%) Angular 2
14 19 (3.62%) Node.js
15 16 (3.05%) HTML5
16 14 (2.67%) CSS3
17 13 (2.48%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 64 (12.19%) Greenfield Project
2 26 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.43%) Public Cloud
4 15 (2.86%) Data Centre
4 15 (2.86%) Hybrid Cloud
5 14 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (1.90%) Linux Command Line
7 9 (1.71%) Data Structures
8 8 (1.52%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.14%) Cloud Native
10 5 (0.95%) Replication
11 4 (0.76%) Robotics
12 3 (0.57%) iPad
12 3 (0.57%) Self-Motivation
13 2 (0.38%) Clustering
13 2 (0.38%) Life Science
13 2 (0.38%) Private Cloud
14 1 (0.19%) EPoS
14 1 (0.19%) NHS
14 1 (0.19%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 41 (7.81%) Windows
2 28 (5.33%) Linux
3 13 (2.48%) Windows Server
4 9 (1.71%) VMS
5 7 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.95%) CentOS
6 5 (0.95%) Ubuntu
6 5 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.57%) Unix
8 2 (0.38%) Solaris
9 1 (0.19%) Android
9 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (32.95%) DevOps
2 128 (24.38%) Business Intelligence
3 123 (23.43%) Agile Software Development
4 112 (21.33%) Microservices
5 78 (14.86%) TDD
6 71 (13.52%) Analytics
7 63 (12.00%) ETL
8 55 (10.48%) Migration
9 51 (9.71%) Continuous Integration
10 45 (8.57%) BDD
11 38 (7.24%) Network Virtualisation
11 38 (7.24%) Scrum
12 35 (6.67%) Data Modelling
12 35 (6.67%) Fintech
12 35 (6.67%) Test Automation
13 33 (6.29%) CRM
13 33 (6.29%) MVC
14 29 (5.52%) Visualisation
15 26 (4.95%) Software Engineering
16 25 (4.76%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 472 (89.90%) SQL
2 203 (38.67%) C#
3 101 (19.24%) PowerShell
4 72 (13.71%) T-SQL
5 70 (13.33%) JavaScript
6 46 (8.76%) Python
7 25 (4.76%) Java
8 21 (4.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 17 (3.24%) Bash Shell
10 16 (3.05%) TypeScript
11 9 (1.71%) Scala
11 9 (1.71%) U-SQL
12 5 (0.95%) C
12 5 (0.95%) PHP
12 5 (0.95%) R
12 5 (0.95%) Ruby
12 5 (0.95%) VB
13 4 (0.76%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.76%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (4.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (3.43%) SC Cleared
3 15 (2.86%) Degree
4 13 (2.48%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (1.52%) MCSA
6 8 (1.52%) MCSE
7 5 (0.95%) ISEB
7 5 (0.95%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.57%) APMP
9 2 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.38%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.19%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.19%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.19%) CISM
10 1 (0.19%) CISSP
10 1 (0.19%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 1 (0.19%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.86%) QA
2 7 (1.33%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.76%) GDPR
4 2 (0.38%) SLA
5 1 (0.19%) FATCA
System Software
1 88 (16.76%) Docker
2 59 (11.24%) Active Directory
3 26 (4.95%) Virtual Machines
4 16 (3.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (1.90%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.95%) HDFS
7 2 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 96 (18.29%) Kubernetes
2 33 (6.29%) Terraform
3 17 (3.24%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (2.67%) Puppet
5 7 (1.33%) SCCM
6 6 (1.14%) Ansible
7 4 (0.76%) logstash
7 4 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (0.76%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.76%) SCOM
7 4 (0.76%) SCSM
7 4 (0.76%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.57%) Grafana
8 3 (0.57%) Graylog
8 3 (0.57%) Kibana
8 3 (0.57%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 208 (39.62%) Microsoft
2 50 (9.52%) Databricks
3 21 (4.00%) Oracle
4 16 (3.05%) VMware
5 15 (2.86%) Tableau
6 14 (2.67%) MuleSoft
7 12 (2.29%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (1.71%) Dell
9 8 (1.52%) Atlassian
9 8 (1.52%) Xamarin
10 6 (1.14%) RedGate
11 5 (0.95%) Informatica
12 4 (0.76%) Citrix
12 4 (0.76%) NetApp
12 4 (0.76%) Talend
12 4 (0.76%) Veritas
13 3 (0.57%) SAP
13 3 (0.57%) Splunk
13 3 (0.57%) Symantec
13 3 (0.57%) VirtaMove