Period
to 2 March 2021

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 2 March 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)
UK > England
6 months to
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 290 321 429
Rank change year-on-year +31 +108 +285
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 332 451 494
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.86% 0.75% 0.55%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.07% 3.48% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 334 376
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £325 £363 £363
90th Percentile £638 £634 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 2
Median hourly rate £66.50 £72.50 £42.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.28% +71.93% -
UK median hourly rate £66.50 £72.50 £42.17
% change year-on-year -8.28% +71.93% -

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 8,165 12,972 20,495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.12% 21.59% 22.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,664 8,941 14,429
Median daily rate £493 £488 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.03% +0.52% +2.11%
10th Percentile £313 £323 £325
90th Percentile £668 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +2.63% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 180 209
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.80 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.09% -14.01% -7.69%
10th Percentile £13.39 £13.75 £14.00
90th Percentile £61.65 £65.26 £56.10
Median hourly rate £26.00 £25.60 £28.00
% change year-on-year +1.58% -8.59% -13.85%

Azure SQL Database
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Azure SQL Database as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Azure SQL Database in England.

Daily rate trend for Azure SQL Database in England

Azure SQL Database
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure SQL Database in England over the 6 months to 2 March 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Azure SQL Database in England

Azure SQL Database
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Azure SQL Database in England.

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 2 March 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
London +28 217 £518 +3.50% 47
North of England +56 26 £438 -10.26% 28
Midlands +23 24 £450 -10.00% 26
North West +38 17 £425 +12.21% 12
South East +31 17 £425 -5.56% 13
East Midlands +35 12 £350 - 8
West Midlands +7 12 £488 -2.50% 18
Yorkshire +29 8 £488 -25.00% 7
South West +68 7 £400 -11.11% 4
East of England +52 7 £400 -15.79% 5
North East +32 1 £450 -18.18% 9
Azure SQL Database
UK

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 England region with a requirement for Azure SQL Database.

1 331 (99.70%) Azure
2 310 (93.37%) SQL
3 140 (42.17%) DevOps
4 124 (37.35%) C#
5 123 (37.05%) SQL Server
6 117 (35.24%) .NET
7 112 (33.73%) Microsoft
8 104 (31.33%) Agile Software Development
9 89 (26.81%) Power Platform
10 86 (25.90%) Serverless
10 86 (25.90%) Microservices
11 85 (25.60%) Azure Data Factory
12 78 (23.49%) Azure Functions
12 78 (23.49%) Python
12 78 (23.49%) Business Intelligence
13 77 (23.19%) PowerShell
14 72 (21.69%) T-SQL
14 72 (21.69%) Logic Apps
15 68 (20.48%) Power BI
15 68 (20.48%) Data Warehouse
16 65 (19.58%) Data Lake
17 62 (18.67%) .NET Core
18 56 (16.87%) ETL
19 54 (16.27%) Kubernetes
20 51 (15.36%) PaaS
21 49 (14.76%) Test Automation
22 48 (14.46%) Analytics
23 47 (14.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 46 (13.86%) Cosmos DB
25 44 (13.25%) Data Modelling

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 30 (9.04%) BizTalk Server
2 9 (2.71%) Apache Spark
3 7 (2.11%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.51%) Apache
4 5 (1.51%) SAS
5 3 (0.90%) DNN
5 3 (0.90%) IIS
5 3 (0.90%) JBoss
5 3 (0.90%) NetWeaver
5 3 (0.90%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.60%) Apache Synapse
6 2 (0.60%) Confluence
7 1 (0.30%) Apache ServiceMix
7 1 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.30%) nginx
7 1 (0.30%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Fuse
7 1 (0.30%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (0.90%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.30%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.30%) SAP FI-CA
1 1 (0.30%) SAP MM
1 1 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 331 (99.70%) Azure
2 89 (26.81%) Power Platform
3 86 (25.90%) Serverless
4 85 (25.60%) Azure Data Factory
5 78 (23.49%) Azure Functions
6 72 (21.69%) Logic Apps
7 51 (15.36%) PaaS
8 39 (11.75%) AWS
9 32 (9.64%) PowerApps
10 29 (8.73%) AWS Lambda
11 28 (8.43%) IaaS
12 21 (6.33%) Power Automate
13 16 (4.82%) Azure Active Directory
14 14 (4.22%) Microsoft 365
15 9 (2.71%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 8 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
16 8 (2.41%) SaaS
17 4 (1.20%) Dynamics 365
17 4 (1.20%) NuGet
18 3 (0.90%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.22%) DNS
2 11 (3.31%) Firewall
3 7 (2.11%) VPN
4 5 (1.51%) Network Security
5 4 (1.20%) Skype
6 3 (0.90%) DHCP
6 3 (0.90%) MPLS
6 3 (0.90%) PBX
6 3 (0.90%) VoIP
6 3 (0.90%) WAN
6 3 (0.90%) Wireless
7 2 (0.60%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.30%) DMZ
8 1 (0.30%) HTTP
8 1 (0.30%) Internet
8 1 (0.30%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.30%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (37.05%) SQL Server
2 68 (20.48%) Data Warehouse
2 68 (20.48%) Power BI
3 65 (19.58%) Data Lake
4 47 (14.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 46 (13.86%) Cosmos DB
6 41 (12.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 39 (11.75%) MongoDB
8 36 (10.84%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 23 (6.93%) OLTP
10 19 (5.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 17 (5.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 14 (4.22%) Snowflake Schema
13 12 (3.61%) Big Data
14 11 (3.31%) NoSQL
14 11 (3.31%) SAP Data Services
15 9 (2.71%) Tableau
16 8 (2.41%) BusinessObjects
17 7 (2.11%) MySQL
17 7 (2.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (8.73%) Git (software)
2 27 (8.13%) Visual Studio Team System
3 8 (2.41%) Octopus Deploy
4 7 (2.11%) JIRA
4 7 (2.11%) Visual Studio
5 6 (1.81%) SonarQube
5 6 (1.81%) TeamCity
6 5 (1.51%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.20%) git-flow
7 4 (1.20%) webpack
8 3 (0.90%) GitLab
9 2 (0.60%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.60%) Cypress.io
9 2 (0.60%) ER Studio
9 2 (0.60%) ERwin
9 2 (0.60%) NUnit
9 2 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.30%) CF BOSH
10 1 (0.30%) Postman
10 1 (0.30%) Subversion
General
1 38 (11.45%) Finance
2 16 (4.82%) Public Sector
3 12 (3.61%) Retail
4 7 (2.11%) Front Office
5 6 (1.81%) Banking
6 5 (1.51%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.20%) Marketing
8 3 (0.90%) Law
8 3 (0.90%) Retail Finance
9 2 (0.60%) Electronics
9 2 (0.60%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.60%) Military
9 2 (0.60%) Police
9 2 (0.60%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.30%) Billing
10 1 (0.30%) Legal
Job Titles
1 124 (37.35%) Developer
2 72 (21.69%) Azure Engineer
3 54 (16.27%) Azure Developer
4 45 (13.55%) Data Engineer
5 44 (13.25%) .NET Developer
6 41 (12.35%) DevOps Engineer
7 40 (12.05%) Architect
8 33 (9.94%) Azure Architect
9 29 (8.73%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 25 (7.53%) Azure DevOps
10 25 (7.53%) Senior Developer
11 17 (5.12%) Consultant
11 17 (5.12%) Python Developer
12 15 (4.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 15 (4.52%) C# Developer
13 14 (4.22%) Cloud Engineer
14 12 (3.61%) Senior Python Developer
15 11 (3.31%) Azure Consultant
15 11 (3.31%) Senior .NET Developer
16 10 (3.01%) Power BI Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (35.24%) .NET
2 62 (18.67%) .NET Core
3 34 (10.24%) React
4 27 (8.13%) .NET Framework
4 27 (8.13%) CSS
5 26 (7.83%) AngularJS
6 25 (7.53%) JSON
7 24 (7.23%) jQuery
8 23 (6.93%) HTML
8 23 (6.93%) XML
9 22 (6.63%) Entity Framework
10 21 (6.33%) ASP.NET Web API
11 20 (6.02%) Web Services
12 18 (5.42%) ASP.NET
12 18 (5.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 16 (4.82%) Node.js
14 13 (3.92%) REST
15 10 (3.01%) HTML5
16 9 (2.71%) PySpark
17 8 (2.41%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 43 (12.95%) Cloud Native
2 12 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.61%) N-Tier
3 6 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (1.20%) User Experience
6 3 (0.90%) Data Structures
6 3 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (0.90%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.90%) Mobile App
6 3 (0.90%) PKI
6 3 (0.90%) Public Cloud
6 3 (0.90%) Replication
6 3 (0.90%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.60%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.60%) NHS
7 2 (0.60%) Reinsurance
8 1 (0.30%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.30%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 30 (9.04%) Windows
2 16 (4.82%) Linux
3 14 (4.22%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.51%) Unix
5 3 (0.90%) AIX
5 3 (0.90%) Android
5 3 (0.90%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.60%) VMS
6 2 (0.60%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.30%) SUSE
7 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (42.17%) DevOps
2 104 (31.33%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (25.90%) Microservices
4 78 (23.49%) Business Intelligence
5 56 (16.87%) ETL
6 49 (14.76%) Test Automation
7 48 (14.46%) Analytics
8 44 (13.25%) Data Modelling
9 43 (12.95%) Software Engineering
10 39 (11.75%) SDLC
11 38 (11.45%) Data Engineering
12 36 (10.84%) Data Development
12 36 (10.84%) Migration
13 35 (10.54%) Deployment Automation
14 32 (9.64%) TDD
15 31 (9.34%) Scrum
16 28 (8.43%) BDD
17 27 (8.13%) Continuous Improvement
18 26 (7.83%) Continuous Integration
18 26 (7.83%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 310 (93.37%) SQL
2 124 (37.35%) C#
3 78 (23.49%) Python
4 77 (23.19%) PowerShell
5 72 (21.69%) T-SQL
6 40 (12.05%) JavaScript
7 36 (10.84%) PL/SQL
8 34 (10.24%) Go
9 33 (9.94%) C++
10 22 (6.63%) Java
11 8 (2.41%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 8 (2.41%) TypeScript
12 7 (2.11%) R
13 4 (1.20%) Ruby
13 4 (1.20%) U-SQL
14 2 (0.60%) Scala
15 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.30%) Groovy
15 1 (0.30%) Kotlin
15 1 (0.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (5.12%) Security Cleared
2 13 (3.92%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (2.11%) Degree
5 5 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.90%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.60%) ISEB
7 2 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.30%) CISA
8 1 (0.30%) CISM
8 1 (0.30%) CISSP
8 1 (0.30%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.30%) ISSAP
8 1 (0.30%) ISSEP
8 1 (0.30%) MCSE
8 1 (0.30%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.42%) QA
2 8 (2.41%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.51%) GDPR
4 4 (1.20%) COBIT
4 4 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.20%) SLA
5 3 (0.90%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.90%) WCAG
6 1 (0.30%) NIST
System Software
1 32 (9.64%) Docker
2 23 (6.93%) Active Directory
3 9 (2.71%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.20%) LXC
5 2 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.30%) HDFS
6 1 (0.30%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 54 (16.27%) Kubernetes
2 43 (12.95%) Terraform
3 11 (3.31%) Ansible
4 5 (1.51%) Puppet
5 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.30%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.30%) Istio
7 1 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 112 (33.73%) Microsoft
2 43 (12.95%) Oracle
3 36 (10.84%) Databricks
4 30 (9.04%) MuleSoft
5 22 (6.63%) SAP
6 13 (3.92%) Talend
7 5 (1.51%) Alteryx
8 4 (1.20%) Teradata
9 3 (0.90%) Cisco
9 3 (0.90%) Citrix
9 3 (0.90%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.90%) Software AG
9 3 (0.90%) VirtaMove
9 3 (0.90%) Xamarin
10 2 (0.60%) Adobe
10 2 (0.60%) AppDynamics
10 2 (0.60%) Blue Prism
10 2 (0.60%) Cloudera
10 2 (0.60%) Cognos
10 2 (0.60%) Splunk