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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 517 566 616
Rank change year-on-year +49 +50  
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 65 66 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.13% 0.018%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.68% 0.61% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 40 8
Median daily rate £500 £465 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.52% +24.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £302 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £528 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £431 £375
% change year-on-year -1.44% +15.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 -

Azure SQL Database is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 9528 10785 12035
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 22.44% 21.84% 23.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 6291 7397 7985
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 171 178
Median hourly rate £31.00 £30.25 £25.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.47% +17.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.37 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +22.58% +19.23%  

Azure SQL Database
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Azure SQL Database as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +43 52 £500 - 13
South East +10 9 £475 +2.15% 1
North West - 2 £400 - 2
Yorkshire +20 1 £325 - 6
West Midlands +19 1 £475 +35.71% 2
Azure SQL Database
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Azure SQL Database also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Azure SQL Database.

1 135 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 130 (96.30%) SQL
3 78 (57.78%) Microsoft
4 63 (46.67%) SQL Server
4 63 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
5 60 (44.44%) Business Intelligence
6 50 (37.04%) Data Warehouse
7 48 (35.56%) Power BI
8 46 (34.07%) .NET
9 38 (28.15%) C#
10 37 (27.41%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 32 (23.70%) ASP.NET Web API
11 32 (23.70%) Data Analysis
12 30 (22.22%) Data Modelling
13 29 (21.48%) TDD
14 28 (20.74%) Finance
14 28 (20.74%) JavaScript
14 28 (20.74%) Analytics
15 27 (20.00%) Private Cloud
15 27 (20.00%) PaaS
16 24 (17.78%) ASP.NET
16 24 (17.78%) AngularJS
17 23 (17.04%) Visualisation
17 23 (17.04%) Git (software)
17 23 (17.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 22 (16.30%) Data Visualisation
19 21 (15.56%) SQL Server 2012
20 20 (14.81%) IaaS
20 20 (14.81%) PowerShell
21 19 (14.07%) Security Cleared

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 8 (5.93%) NServiceBus
2 5 (3.70%) IIS
3 4 (2.96%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.48%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.74%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.74%) CMS
5 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.74%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.74%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.74%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.74%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 9 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.48%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 135 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (20.00%) PaaS
3 20 (14.81%) IaaS
4 16 (11.85%) Amazon AWS
5 15 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
5 15 (11.11%) Azure Data Factory
6 8 (5.93%) Office 365
7 7 (5.19%) SaaS
8 5 (3.70%) Data Lake Analytics
9 4 (2.96%) TestFlight
10 2 (1.48%) GitHub
11 1 (0.74%) Azure Machine Learning
11 1 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.67%) AMQP
1 9 (6.67%) DNS
2 7 (5.19%) Firewall
3 4 (2.96%) DHCP
3 4 (2.96%) FTP
3 4 (2.96%) HTTP
3 4 (2.96%) HTTPS
3 4 (2.96%) SMTP
3 4 (2.96%) SSL
3 4 (2.96%) Telnet
4 2 (1.48%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (1.48%) Skype
4 2 (1.48%) VPN
5 1 (0.74%) Network Security
5 1 (0.74%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 50 (37.04%) Data Warehouse
3 48 (35.56%) Power BI
4 37 (27.41%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 23 (17.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 21 (15.56%) SQL Server 2012
7 19 (14.07%) NoSQL
8 16 (11.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 12 (8.89%) SQL Server 2016
9 12 (8.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (6.67%) OLAP
11 8 (5.93%) QlikView
11 8 (5.93%) SQL Server 2014
12 7 (5.19%) MongoDB
13 6 (4.44%) Big Data
13 6 (4.44%) Data Lake
13 6 (4.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 5 (3.70%) Geospatial Data
14 5 (3.70%) IBM InfoSphere
15 4 (2.96%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 23 (17.04%) Git (software)
2 11 (8.15%) Subversion
3 10 (7.41%) SpecFlow
4 9 (6.67%) Octopus Deploy
4 9 (6.67%) Visual Studio
5 7 (5.19%) JSUnit
6 6 (4.44%) GoCD
7 5 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (2.96%) Jenkins
8 4 (2.96%) TeamCity
9 3 (2.22%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.74%) Ant
10 1 (0.74%) FxCop
10 1 (0.74%) Hudson
10 1 (0.74%) JIRA
10 1 (0.74%) Maven
10 1 (0.74%) Moq
10 1 (0.74%) NUnit
10 1 (0.74%) StyleCop
General
1 28 (20.74%) Finance
2 11 (8.15%) Manufacturing
3 10 (7.41%) Marketing
4 9 (6.67%) Electronics
4 9 (6.67%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.70%) Retail
6 4 (2.96%) Banking
7 1 (0.74%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.74%) Legal
Job Titles
1 62 (45.93%) Developer
2 30 (22.22%) C# Developer
3 24 (17.78%) .NET Developer
4 20 (14.81%) C# .NET Developer
5 19 (14.07%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 16 (11.85%) Consultant
7 14 (10.37%) ASP.NET Developer
7 14 (10.37%) Azure Developer
8 13 (9.63%) Azure Consultant
8 13 (9.63%) Power BI Developer
9 12 (8.89%) Angular Developer
9 12 (8.89%) Architect
10 11 (8.15%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 10 (7.41%) Senior Developer
11 10 (7.41%) Technical Leader
12 9 (6.67%) Microsoft Developer
13 8 (5.93%) Business Intelligence Lead
13 8 (5.93%) C# WPF Developer
13 8 (5.93%) Microsoft BI Developer
13 8 (5.93%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (34.07%) .NET
2 32 (23.70%) ASP.NET Web API
3 24 (17.78%) AngularJS
3 24 (17.78%) ASP.NET
4 15 (11.11%) MSMQ
5 14 (10.37%) React
6 13 (9.63%) Reactive Extensions
6 13 (9.63%) SignalR
7 12 (8.89%) Web Services
8 11 (8.15%) REST
9 10 (7.41%) .NET Framework
9 10 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (7.41%) Entity Framework
10 9 (6.67%) Angular 2
10 9 (6.67%) CSS
10 9 (6.67%) NancyFx
10 9 (6.67%) WebSockets
11 8 (5.93%) HTML
11 8 (5.93%) LESS
11 8 (5.93%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 27 (20.00%) Private Cloud
2 14 (10.37%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (6.67%) Fintech
3 9 (6.67%) Mobile App
4 8 (5.93%) W3C
5 6 (4.44%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.96%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (2.96%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.96%) NHS
7 3 (2.22%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.48%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.74%) Blog
9 1 (0.74%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.74%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.74%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.74%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.37%) Windows
2 12 (8.89%) Windows Server
3 4 (2.96%) Apple iOS
3 4 (2.96%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (2.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (2.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.48%) Linux
4 2 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.74%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (44.44%) Business Intelligence
3 32 (23.70%) Data Analysis
4 30 (22.22%) Data Modelling
5 29 (21.48%) TDD
6 28 (20.74%) Analytics
7 23 (17.04%) Visualisation
8 22 (16.30%) Data Visualisation
9 19 (14.07%) DevOps
10 18 (13.33%) Data Analytics
10 18 (13.33%) Data Cleansing
11 17 (12.59%) Coaching
11 17 (12.59%) Scrum
12 15 (11.11%) BDD
13 14 (10.37%) Domain-Driven Design
14 13 (9.63%) ETL
14 13 (9.63%) Logical Data Model
14 13 (9.63%) Microservices
14 13 (9.63%) MVC
15 12 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 130 (96.30%) SQL
2 38 (28.15%) C#
3 28 (20.74%) JavaScript
4 20 (14.81%) PowerShell
5 17 (12.59%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.96%) Apple Swift
6 4 (2.96%) Java
6 4 (2.96%) Objective-C
7 2 (1.48%) C++
7 2 (1.48%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 2 (1.48%) PHP
8 1 (0.74%) Python
8 1 (0.74%) Ruby
8 1 (0.74%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 19 (14.07%) Security Cleared
2 17 (12.59%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.96%) MCSE
5 3 (2.22%) MCSA
6 1 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.74%) Degree
6 1 (0.74%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.93%) WCAG
2 5 (3.70%) QA
3 1 (0.74%) HL7
System Software
1 18 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 10 (7.41%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (4.44%) Docker
4 2 (1.48%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (5.19%) SCOM
2 6 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.22%) HockeyApp
3 3 (2.22%) Puppet
4 2 (1.48%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.74%) Ansible
5 1 (0.74%) Kibana
5 1 (0.74%) logstash
5 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.74%) SCCM
Vendors
1 78 (57.78%) Microsoft
2 15 (11.11%) Greenplum
3 14 (10.37%) SAP
4 10 (7.41%) Tableau
5 8 (5.93%) Oracle
6 6 (4.44%) ESRI
7 5 (3.70%) IBM
7 5 (3.70%) Informatica
7 5 (3.70%) Xamarin
8 2 (1.48%) Mercator
8 2 (1.48%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.48%) VMware
9 1 (0.74%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.74%) Cognos
9 1 (0.74%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.74%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.74%) Splunk
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