Period
to 3 June 2020

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 3 June 2020 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
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 322 378 641
Rank change year-on-year +56 +263 +35
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 285 527 214
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.70% 0.64% 0.23%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.26% 2.85% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 420 153
Median daily rate £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £356 £313
90th Percentile £600 £638 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £485 £450
% change year-on-year -2.06% +7.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -30.00% -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £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 8,736 18,502 20,874
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.60% 22.52% 22.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,799 12,806 14,631
Median daily rate £500 £485 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £687 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £490 £475 £473
% change year-on-year +3.16% +0.53% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 227 221
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.48% +11.67%
10th Percentile £15.97 £14.38 £14.00
90th Percentile £52.38 £57.50 £53.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year - +1.45% +15.71%

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 3 June 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Azure SQL Database in England over the 6 months to 3 June 2020.

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 3 June 2020. 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 +58 157 £500 -4.76% 7
South East +69 40 £453 +5.23% 9
Midlands +83 37 £520 +22.35% 14
West Midlands +74 32 £525 +10.53% 12
North of England +75 30 £438 +2.94% 4
North West +49 20 £413 -8.33% 4
East of England +52 11 £475 +5.56%
Yorkshire +68 8 £650 +78.08%
South West +45 8 £400 - 3
East Midlands +34 5 £450 +12.50% 2
North East +29 2 - -
Azure SQL Database
UK

For the 6 months to 3 June 2020, 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.

1 284 (99.65%) Azure
2 262 (91.93%) SQL
3 116 (40.70%) SQL Server
4 106 (37.19%) C#
5 102 (35.79%) DevOps
6 97 (34.04%) Microsoft
7 93 (32.63%) .NET
8 90 (31.58%) Data Warehouse
9 89 (31.23%) Agile Software Development
10 86 (30.18%) Azure Data Factory
11 82 (28.77%) Business Intelligence
12 75 (26.32%) ETL
13 68 (23.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 65 (22.81%) Data Lake
15 58 (20.35%) .NET Core
15 58 (20.35%) Power Platform
15 58 (20.35%) Power BI
16 52 (18.25%) JavaScript
16 52 (18.25%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 51 (17.89%) T-SQL
18 50 (17.54%) Databricks
19 47 (16.49%) PaaS
20 46 (16.14%) Git (software)
21 42 (14.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 41 (14.39%) PowerShell
23 38 (13.33%) AngularJS
23 38 (13.33%) Scrum
24 37 (12.98%) Python
24 37 (12.98%) Analytics
25 35 (12.28%) React

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 10 (3.51%) Confluence
2 8 (2.81%) Apache Spark
3 6 (2.11%) IBM Notes
4 4 (1.40%) Apache Airflow
5 3 (1.05%) Apache
5 3 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.70%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.70%) ArcGIS
6 2 (0.70%) CMS
6 2 (0.70%) EPiServer
6 2 (0.70%) IIS
6 2 (0.70%) NServiceBus
6 2 (0.70%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (0.70%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.70%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.35%) Drupal
7 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.35%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 284 (99.65%) Azure
2 86 (30.18%) Azure Data Factory
3 58 (20.35%) Power Platform
4 47 (16.49%) PaaS
5 29 (10.18%) Serverless
6 28 (9.82%) AWS
6 28 (9.82%) Azure Active Directory
7 26 (9.12%) IaaS
8 25 (8.77%) Azure Functions
9 19 (6.67%) Logic Apps
10 11 (3.86%) SaaS
11 10 (3.51%) GitHub
12 9 (3.16%) Azure Stack
13 8 (2.81%) Dynamics 365
14 7 (2.46%) GCP
14 7 (2.46%) Office 365
15 4 (1.40%) Amazon S3
15 4 (1.40%) AWS Lambda
15 4 (1.40%) Google Analytics
15 4 (1.40%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.56%) DNS
2 12 (4.21%) Firewall
3 9 (3.16%) Network Security
4 5 (1.75%) DKIM
4 5 (1.75%) VPN
5 4 (1.40%) MPLS
5 4 (1.40%) PBX
6 3 (1.05%) DHCP
6 3 (1.05%) Reverse Proxy
6 3 (1.05%) Skype
6 3 (1.05%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.70%) NAS
7 2 (0.70%) SAN
7 2 (0.70%) SSL
7 2 (0.70%) VLAN
7 2 (0.70%) VoIP
7 2 (0.70%) VPLS
7 2 (0.70%) WAN
7 2 (0.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (40.70%) SQL Server
2 90 (31.58%) Data Warehouse
3 68 (23.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 65 (22.81%) Data Lake
5 58 (20.35%) Power BI
6 52 (18.25%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 42 (14.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 31 (10.88%) Cosmos DB
9 19 (6.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 15 (5.26%) Big Data
10 15 (5.26%) Snowflake Schema
10 15 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 13 (4.56%) Relational Database
12 11 (3.86%) SQL Server 2016
13 10 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
14 9 (3.16%) MySQL
14 9 (3.16%) NoSQL
15 8 (2.81%) Redis
16 6 (2.11%) BigQuery
16 6 (2.11%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 46 (16.14%) Git (software)
2 16 (5.61%) Selenium
3 12 (4.21%) SpecFlow
4 11 (3.86%) Visual Studio Team System
5 10 (3.51%) JIRA
6 6 (2.11%) Cypress.io
6 6 (2.11%) Protractor
6 6 (2.11%) Subversion
6 6 (2.11%) Visual Studio
7 5 (1.75%) Jenkins
7 5 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (1.40%) GitLab
8 4 (1.40%) JUnit
8 4 (1.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (1.05%) ER Studio
9 3 (1.05%) ERwin
9 3 (1.05%) git-flow
9 3 (1.05%) Mocha
9 3 (1.05%) Mockito
9 3 (1.05%) Sinon.JS
General
1 29 (10.18%) Finance
2 14 (4.91%) Public Sector
3 13 (4.56%) Retail
4 6 (2.11%) Marketing
5 3 (1.05%) Advertising
5 3 (1.05%) Back Office
5 3 (1.05%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.05%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.70%) Banking
6 2 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.35%) Electronics
7 1 (0.35%) Front Office
7 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.35%) Law
7 1 (0.35%) Legal
7 1 (0.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 118 (41.40%) Developer
2 55 (19.30%) Azure Engineer
3 44 (15.44%) Data Engineer
4 40 (14.04%) Azure Developer
5 37 (12.98%) .NET Developer
6 22 (7.72%) Architect
6 22 (7.72%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 20 (7.02%) SQL Developer
8 14 (4.91%) DevOps Engineer
9 13 (4.56%) C# Developer
9 13 (4.56%) DBA
9 13 (4.56%) ETL Developer
9 13 (4.56%) Power BI Developer
10 12 (4.21%) Consultant
10 12 (4.21%) SQL DBA
11 10 (3.51%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 9 (3.16%) Azure Architect
12 9 (3.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 8 (2.81%) Azure Consultant
13 8 (2.81%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (32.63%) .NET
2 58 (20.35%) .NET Core
3 38 (13.33%) AngularJS
4 35 (12.28%) React
5 31 (10.88%) ASP.NET
6 26 (9.12%) Node.js
7 18 (6.32%) .NET Framework
8 16 (5.61%) Web Services
9 15 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
10 14 (4.91%) ASP.NET MVC
11 13 (4.56%) REST
12 12 (4.21%) HTML
12 12 (4.21%) RESTful
13 11 (3.86%) Jest
14 10 (3.51%) Entity Framework
14 10 (3.51%) OAuth
15 9 (3.16%) CSS
15 9 (3.16%) OAuth2
16 8 (2.81%) PySpark
16 8 (2.81%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.96%) Data Structures
2 17 (5.96%) Greenfield Project
3 12 (4.21%) Public Cloud
4 8 (2.81%) Virtual Team
5 7 (2.46%) Replication
6 6 (2.11%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.11%) Mobile Payment
7 5 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.75%) User Experience
8 4 (1.40%) Fixed Income
8 4 (1.40%) FMCG
9 3 (1.05%) Equities
9 3 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.70%) Blog
10 2 (0.70%) Cloud Native
10 2 (0.70%) Clustering
10 2 (0.70%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.70%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 21 (7.37%) Windows
2 11 (3.86%) Linux
3 8 (2.81%) Windows Server
4 7 (2.46%) Unix
5 5 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.75%) VMS
5 5 (1.75%) Windows Server 2016
6 3 (1.05%) Mac OS
6 3 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.70%) Debian
7 2 (0.70%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.35%) Android
8 1 (0.35%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (35.79%) DevOps
2 89 (31.23%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (28.77%) Business Intelligence
4 75 (26.32%) ETL
5 38 (13.33%) Scrum
6 37 (12.98%) Analytics
7 34 (11.93%) Migration
8 33 (11.58%) Kimball Methodology
8 33 (11.58%) TDD
9 29 (10.18%) Data Modelling
10 25 (8.77%) Data Engineering
11 21 (7.37%) MVC
12 20 (7.02%) Test Automation
13 19 (6.67%) Dimensional Modelling
14 17 (5.96%) Data Integration
15 16 (5.61%) Asset Management
15 16 (5.61%) Change Management
16 14 (4.91%) Decision-Making
16 14 (4.91%) E-Commerce
17 13 (4.56%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 262 (91.93%) SQL
2 106 (37.19%) C#
3 52 (18.25%) JavaScript
4 51 (17.89%) T-SQL
5 41 (14.39%) PowerShell
6 37 (12.98%) Python
7 19 (6.67%) TypeScript
8 18 (6.32%) Java
9 13 (4.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 8 (2.81%) Scala
11 6 (2.11%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.75%) PHP
12 5 (1.75%) Ruby
13 3 (1.05%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.70%) Perl
15 1 (0.35%) C
15 1 (0.35%) Go
15 1 (0.35%) Groovy
15 1 (0.35%) R
15 1 (0.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (1.75%) Degree
3 4 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (0.70%) MCSA
4 2 (0.70%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.70%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.35%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 1 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.35%) CCSP
5 1 (0.35%) CHECK Team Member
5 1 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.35%) CISSP
5 1 (0.35%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (0.35%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.21%) QA
2 6 (2.11%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.75%) GDPR
System Software
1 31 (10.88%) Active Directory
2 19 (6.67%) Docker
3 16 (5.61%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.35%) NFS
4 1 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 20 (7.02%) Kubernetes
2 10 (3.51%) Terraform
3 4 (1.40%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.70%) Ansible
4 2 (0.70%) CASB
4 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.70%) Puppet
5 1 (0.35%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.35%) Nagios
Vendors
1 97 (34.04%) Microsoft
2 50 (17.54%) Databricks
3 14 (4.91%) SAP
4 12 (4.21%) Oracle
5 10 (3.51%) Google
6 9 (3.16%) Atlassian
7 7 (2.46%) Informatica
7 7 (2.46%) Talend
8 6 (2.11%) Lotus
8 6 (2.11%) Sitecore
8 6 (2.11%) TIBCO
9 5 (1.75%) Ab Initio
9 5 (1.75%) Tableau
9 5 (1.75%) Xamarin
10 4 (1.40%) Cisco
11 3 (1.05%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (1.05%) Teradata
12 2 (0.70%) HP
12 2 (0.70%) Palantir