Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 548 701 777
Rank change year-on-year +153 +76 +27
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 328 133 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.35% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.52% 0.65% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 87 77
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +13.77%
10th Percentile £363 £316 £313
90th Percentile £650 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +2.63% - +13.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
England median hourly rate £50.00 - £40.00
UK median hourly rate £50.00 - £40.00

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 21,533 20,342 22,235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.94% 22.39% 22.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,224 13,734 15,093
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £288
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 255 341
England median hourly rate £28.75 £29.62 £29.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.94% -0.87% +8.65%
10th Percentile £13.90 £12.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £56.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £27.87 £29.50 £29.88
% change year-on-year -5.54% -1.27% +4.84%

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 September 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +68 171 £513 +2.50% 40
South East +31 60 £475 -1.30% 9
North of England +12 38 £450 +12.50% 12
Midlands +6 32 £373 +1.36% 7
North West +7 26 £450 +12.50% 4
West Midlands -7 26 £370 -3.58% 2
South West +3 17 £455 -9.00% 7
East of England +5 8 £450 - 4
North East - 7 £463 - 4
East Midlands +16 6 £456 +52.08% 5
Yorkshire -10 5 £450 +38.46% 4
Azure SQL Database
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 328 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 317 (96.65%) SQL
3 147 (44.82%) .NET
4 144 (43.90%) Microsoft
5 140 (42.68%) C#
6 128 (39.02%) SQL Server
7 111 (33.84%) Agile Software Development
8 92 (28.05%) TDD
9 90 (27.44%) ASP.NET Web API
10 89 (27.13%) AngularJS
11 87 (26.52%) JavaScript
11 87 (26.52%) MVC
12 82 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
13 72 (21.95%) ASP.NET
14 69 (21.04%) PaaS
15 68 (20.73%) Greenfield Project
16 57 (17.38%) Microservices
16 57 (17.38%) PowerShell
17 56 (17.07%) Scrum
17 56 (17.07%) Cosmos DB
18 54 (16.46%) Business Intelligence
19 53 (16.16%) Azure Data Factory
20 52 (15.85%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
20 52 (15.85%) DevOps
21 51 (15.55%) Analytics
21 51 (15.55%) React
22 50 (15.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 49 (14.94%) NoSQL
23 49 (14.94%) .NET Core
24 47 (14.33%) Data Lake

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 14 (4.27%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.96%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (3.35%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (3.05%) Apache Spark
5 8 (2.44%) Apache
6 7 (2.13%) WordPress
7 6 (1.83%) Apache Solr
8 3 (0.91%) Apache Pig
8 3 (0.91%) IIS
9 2 (0.61%) CMS
9 2 (0.61%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.61%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.30%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (2.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.30%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 328 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 69 (21.04%) PaaS
3 53 (16.16%) Azure Data Factory
4 39 (11.89%) Serverless
5 35 (10.67%) Azure Active Directory
6 32 (9.76%) IaaS
7 30 (9.15%) Azure Functions
8 29 (8.84%) Amazon AWS
9 20 (6.10%) GitHub
10 15 (4.57%) SaaS
11 14 (4.27%) Office 365
12 12 (3.66%) Dynamics 365
13 11 (3.35%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
14 7 (2.13%) Azure Machine Learning
14 7 (2.13%) Data Lake Analytics
14 7 (2.13%) Google Tag Manager
15 5 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
16 4 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
16 4 (1.22%) Amazon S3
17 2 (0.61%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.57%) AMQP
2 8 (2.44%) Firewall
3 5 (1.52%) DNS
3 5 (1.52%) VPN
4 4 (1.22%) Network Security
5 3 (0.91%) Cisco Firepower
5 3 (0.91%) NAS
5 3 (0.91%) SAN
6 2 (0.61%) HTTP
6 2 (0.61%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.30%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.30%) Internet
7 1 (0.30%) Intranet
7 1 (0.30%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (39.02%) SQL Server
2 82 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 56 (17.07%) Cosmos DB
4 52 (15.85%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 50 (15.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 49 (14.94%) NoSQL
7 47 (14.33%) Data Lake
8 38 (11.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 36 (10.98%) Power BI
10 35 (10.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 23 (7.01%) SQL Server 2012
12 20 (6.10%) MongoDB
13 17 (5.18%) Big Data
14 16 (4.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 15 (4.57%) Redis
16 14 (4.27%) Hadoop
17 13 (3.96%) SQL Server 2008
18 11 (3.35%) Relational Database
19 10 (3.05%) Geospatial Data
20 9 (2.74%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 46 (14.02%) Git (software)
2 44 (13.41%) Visual Studio Team System
3 42 (12.80%) Visual Studio
4 21 (6.40%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (6.10%) Octopus Deploy
6 18 (5.49%) JIRA
7 15 (4.57%) SpecFlow
7 15 (4.57%) Subversion
8 13 (3.96%) Selenium
9 12 (3.66%) GitLab
9 12 (3.66%) Jenkins
10 11 (3.35%) TeamCity
11 9 (2.74%) Cucumber
11 9 (2.74%) JMeter
11 9 (2.74%) JUnit
11 9 (2.74%) SonarQube
12 7 (2.13%) Bitbucket
13 6 (1.83%) MSTest
13 6 (1.83%) NUnit
14 4 (1.22%) Maven
General
1 38 (11.59%) Finance
2 13 (3.96%) Marketing
3 10 (3.05%) Retail
4 4 (1.22%) Games
5 3 (0.91%) Banking
5 3 (0.91%) Legal
5 3 (0.91%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.61%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.61%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.61%) Prime Brokerage
7 1 (0.30%) Electronics
7 1 (0.30%) Front Office
7 1 (0.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 194 (59.15%) Developer
2 82 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 67 (20.43%) C# Developer
4 63 (19.21%) Azure Developer
5 40 (12.20%) Architect
6 36 (10.98%) Angular Developer
7 35 (10.67%) C# .NET Developer
7 35 (10.67%) SQL Developer
8 27 (8.23%) Azure Architect
8 27 (8.23%) Azure Engineer
9 24 (7.32%) React Developer
10 23 (7.01%) ASP.NET Developer
11 22 (6.71%) Consultant
12 21 (6.40%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 21 (6.40%) JavaScript Developer
13 20 (6.10%) Solutions Architect
14 18 (5.49%) Azure DevOps
14 18 (5.49%) DevOps Engineer
15 13 (3.96%) Full Stack Developer
16 12 (3.66%) Azure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (44.82%) .NET
2 90 (27.44%) ASP.NET Web API
3 89 (27.13%) AngularJS
4 72 (21.95%) ASP.NET
5 51 (15.55%) React
6 49 (14.94%) .NET Core
7 38 (11.59%) Angular 2
8 36 (10.98%) ASP.NET MVC
8 36 (10.98%) JSON
9 32 (9.76%) HTML
9 32 (9.76%) REST
10 31 (9.45%) Node.js
11 30 (9.15%) CSS
11 30 (9.15%) RESTful
12 25 (7.62%) .NET Framework
13 23 (7.01%) MSMQ
13 23 (7.01%) Web Services
14 17 (5.18%) Entity Framework
15 16 (4.88%) WCF
16 15 (4.57%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 68 (20.73%) Greenfield Project
2 38 (11.59%) Fintech
3 17 (5.18%) Blog
4 13 (3.96%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (2.74%) User Experience
6 8 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (1.52%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.52%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.22%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.22%) Fixed Income
9 4 (1.22%) Replication
9 4 (1.22%) Taxonomies
10 3 (0.91%) Cloud Native
10 3 (0.91%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.91%) Hedge funds
10 3 (0.91%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.61%) Credit Risk
11 2 (0.61%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 26 (7.93%) Windows
2 19 (5.79%) Linux
3 14 (4.27%) VMS
4 10 (3.05%) Android
5 9 (2.74%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.22%) CentOS
7 3 (0.91%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.61%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.61%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (33.84%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (28.05%) TDD
3 87 (26.52%) MVC
4 57 (17.38%) Microservices
5 56 (17.07%) Scrum
6 54 (16.46%) Business Intelligence
7 52 (15.85%) DevOps
8 51 (15.55%) Analytics
9 44 (13.41%) Migration
10 43 (13.11%) BDD
11 40 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
12 34 (10.37%) ETL
12 34 (10.37%) MVVM
13 30 (9.15%) SDLC
14 25 (7.62%) OO
15 24 (7.32%) Data Modelling
16 23 (7.01%) Test Automation
17 22 (6.71%) Data Migration
18 19 (5.79%) Continuous Deployment
18 19 (5.79%) Runbook
Programming Languages
1 317 (96.65%) SQL
2 140 (42.68%) C#
3 87 (26.52%) JavaScript
4 57 (17.38%) PowerShell
5 37 (11.28%) T-SQL
6 24 (7.32%) Java
7 20 (6.10%) Python
8 13 (3.96%) C
9 10 (3.05%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 10 (3.05%) TypeScript
10 9 (2.74%) R
11 6 (1.83%) Ruby
12 4 (1.22%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.22%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.91%) C++
13 3 (0.91%) U-SQL
14 2 (0.61%) Apex Code
14 2 (0.61%) PHP
14 2 (0.61%) Scala
14 2 (0.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (3.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (2.44%) Degree
2 8 (2.44%) MCSA
3 5 (1.52%) MCSE
4 4 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.22%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.22%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.91%) AWS Certification
5 3 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.61%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.61%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.61%) PMP
7 1 (0.30%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.30%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.66%) QA
2 10 (3.05%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.30%) GCP
3 1 (0.30%) PMO
System Software
1 32 (9.76%) Active Directory
2 20 (6.10%) Docker
3 15 (4.57%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.61%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.30%) XenApp
5 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (4.57%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (4.27%) Puppet
3 13 (3.96%) Terraform
4 10 (3.05%) Kubernetes
5 5 (1.52%) Ansible
6 4 (1.22%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.61%) Salt
9 1 (0.30%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.30%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.30%) Kibana
9 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.30%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 144 (43.90%) Microsoft
2 16 (4.88%) Oracle
3 10 (3.05%) Tableau
4 9 (2.74%) Databricks
5 7 (2.13%) Atlassian
5 7 (2.13%) Google
5 7 (2.13%) Workday
6 5 (1.52%) ServiceNow
7 4 (1.22%) Cisco
7 4 (1.22%) SAP
8 3 (0.91%) F5
8 3 (0.91%) JD Edwards
8 3 (0.91%) McAfee
8 3 (0.91%) SaltStack
8 3 (0.91%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.61%) Alteryx
9 2 (0.61%) BT
9 2 (0.61%) Capita
9 2 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.61%) Yahoo!