Period
to 11 May 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 11 May 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
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 284 337 385
Rank change year-on-year +53 +48 +292
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 391 314 554
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.88% 0.68% 0.65%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.19% 3.16% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 226 418
10th Percentile £350 £373 £363
25th Percentile £414 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £488 £500
Median % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +5.26%
75th Percentile £600 £555 £563
90th Percentile £639 £609 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
10th Percentile £65.15 £27.85 "
25th Percentile £65.38 £42.25 £24.25
Median hourly rate £65.75 £72.50 £24.50
Median % change year-on-year -9.31% +195.92% -51.00%
75th Percentile £66.13 £78.75 £24.75
90th Percentile £66.35 " "
UK median hourly rate £65.00 £72.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year -10.34% +195.92% -51.00%

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 9,324 9,948 19,330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.98% 21.54% 22.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,458 6,887 13,586
10th Percentile £324 £325 £325
25th Percentile £408 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £495 £488
Median % change year-on-year +1.01% +1.54% +2.63%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 151 217
10th Percentile £11.40 £13.75 £14.00
25th Percentile £18.53 £17.92 £18.14
Median hourly rate £24.64 £24.70 £35.00
Median % change year-on-year -0.24% -29.43% +16.67%
75th Percentile £49.70 £46.00 £47.69
90th Percentile £63.40 £61.25 £58.40
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £24.70 £30.00
% change year-on-year +7.29% -17.67% -

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 11 May 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 11 May 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 +42 251 £550 +10.00% 67
South East +31 34 £475 +7.04% 32
North of England +26 23 £433 -8.95% 18
Midlands -2 22 £500 - 24
North West +11 13 £423 -0.59% 5
West Midlands -28 12 £500 -3.85% 17
East of England +32 10 £325 -31.58% 6
East Midlands +24 10 £500 - 7
South West +42 9 £425 - 8
Yorkshire +26 8 £433 -27.92% 8
North East +29 2 £605 +10.00% 5
Azure SQL Database
UK

For the 6 months to 11 May 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.

1 390 (99.74%) Azure
2 367 (93.86%) SQL
3 167 (42.71%) DevOps
4 151 (38.62%) C#
5 145 (37.08%) .NET
6 142 (36.32%) Agile Software Development
7 130 (33.25%) SQL Server
8 117 (29.92%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 115 (29.41%) Serverless
10 111 (28.39%) Azure Data Factory
10 111 (28.39%) Microsoft
11 105 (26.85%) Azure Functions
12 104 (26.60%) Python
13 101 (25.83%) Microservices
14 89 (22.76%) Azure Storage
14 89 (22.76%) .NET Core
15 88 (22.51%) Data Lake
16 87 (22.25%) T-SQL
17 85 (21.74%) Power Platform
18 81 (20.72%) Azure Logic Apps
19 80 (20.46%) Business Intelligence
20 78 (19.95%) Data Warehouse
21 76 (19.44%) Kubernetes
22 71 (18.16%) PowerShell
23 70 (17.90%) Databricks
24 68 (17.39%) Power BI
25 66 (16.88%) Oracle
26 63 (16.11%) JavaScript
26 63 (16.11%) Software Engineering
26 63 (16.11%) Cloud Native

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 43 (11.00%) BizTalk Server
2 15 (3.84%) Apache Spark
3 13 (3.32%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.53%) Apache
5 4 (1.02%) JBoss
5 4 (1.02%) NetWeaver
5 4 (1.02%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.77%) SAS
7 2 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.51%) IIS
8 1 (0.26%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.26%) Apache ServiceMix
8 1 (0.26%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.26%) Confluence
8 1 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.26%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 4 (1.02%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 390 (99.74%) Azure
2 117 (29.92%) Azure Cosmos DB
3 115 (29.41%) Serverless
4 111 (28.39%) Azure Data Factory
5 105 (26.85%) Azure Functions
6 89 (22.76%) Azure Storage
7 85 (21.74%) Power Platform
8 81 (20.72%) Azure Logic Apps
9 62 (15.86%) PaaS
10 55 (14.07%) AWS
10 55 (14.07%) Azure Service Bus
11 42 (10.74%) AWS Lambda
12 41 (10.49%) Azure Synapse Analytics
13 38 (9.72%) Azure Key Vault
14 33 (8.44%) IaaS
15 26 (6.65%) PowerApps
16 19 (4.86%) Microsoft 365
17 18 (4.60%) Azure Active Directory
18 17 (4.35%) Power Automate
19 14 (3.58%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.58%) Firewall
2 10 (2.56%) DNS
3 9 (2.30%) VPN
4 7 (1.79%) Network Security
5 5 (1.28%) DHCP
6 4 (1.02%) MPLS
6 4 (1.02%) PBX
6 4 (1.02%) SD-WAN
6 4 (1.02%) Skype
6 4 (1.02%) VoIP
6 4 (1.02%) WAN
6 4 (1.02%) Wireless
7 3 (0.77%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.26%) Cisco Firepower
8 1 (0.26%) DMZ
8 1 (0.26%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.26%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (33.25%) SQL Server
2 88 (22.51%) Data Lake
3 78 (19.95%) Data Warehouse
4 68 (17.39%) Power BI
5 55 (14.07%) MongoDB
6 46 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 44 (11.25%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 37 (9.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 31 (7.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 18 (4.60%) NoSQL
10 18 (4.60%) OLTP
11 15 (3.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 15 (3.84%) Snowflake Schema
12 11 (2.81%) SAP Data Services
13 9 (2.30%) Relational Database
13 9 (2.30%) Tableau
14 8 (2.05%) BusinessObjects
15 7 (1.79%) MySQL
15 7 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
15 7 (1.79%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 37 (9.46%) Git (software)
2 16 (4.09%) Visual Studio Team System
3 12 (3.07%) JIRA
4 9 (2.30%) Visual Studio
5 8 (2.05%) Jenkins
6 5 (1.28%) git-flow
6 5 (1.28%) SonarQube
6 5 (1.28%) webpack
7 4 (1.02%) Bitbucket
7 4 (1.02%) Cypress.io
8 3 (0.77%) Jasmine
8 3 (0.77%) Maven
8 3 (0.77%) MSTest
9 2 (0.51%) Ant
9 2 (0.51%) ERwin
9 2 (0.51%) JMeter
9 2 (0.51%) MSBuild
9 2 (0.51%) NUnit
9 2 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 46 (11.76%) Social Skills
2 44 (11.25%) Finance
3 15 (3.84%) Public Sector
4 13 (3.32%) Retail
5 12 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (2.81%) Banking
7 8 (2.05%) Front Office
8 7 (1.79%) Documentation Skills
8 7 (1.79%) Presentation Skills
9 4 (1.02%) Games
10 3 (0.77%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.51%) Electronics
11 2 (0.51%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.51%) Law
11 2 (0.51%) Marketing
11 2 (0.51%) Military
11 2 (0.51%) Police
11 2 (0.51%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.26%) Influencing Skills
12 1 (0.26%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 146 (37.34%) Developer
2 86 (21.99%) Azure Engineer
3 62 (15.86%) Data Engineer
4 57 (14.58%) .NET Developer
5 55 (14.07%) Azure Developer
6 51 (13.04%) Architect
7 36 (9.21%) DevOps Engineer
8 34 (8.70%) Azure Architect
9 30 (7.67%) Azure DevOps
10 28 (7.16%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 28 (7.16%) C# Developer
10 28 (7.16%) Senior Developer
11 22 (5.63%) Data Architect
12 20 (5.12%) Python Developer
13 17 (4.35%) Full Stack Developer
14 15 (3.84%) Consultant
15 14 (3.58%) Senior Python Developer
16 13 (3.32%) C# .NET Developer
16 13 (3.32%) Cloud Engineer
16 13 (3.32%) Energy Trading Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (37.08%) .NET
2 89 (22.76%) .NET Core
3 38 (9.72%) React
4 33 (8.44%) .NET Framework
4 33 (8.44%) AngularJS
5 31 (7.93%) CSS
6 29 (7.42%) HTML
6 29 (7.42%) jQuery
7 25 (6.39%) ASP.NET Web API
8 23 (5.88%) Entity Framework
9 22 (5.63%) ASP.NET
10 19 (4.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 19 (4.86%) Web Services
11 17 (4.35%) JSON
12 16 (4.09%) Node.js
13 15 (3.84%) XML
14 14 (3.58%) REST
15 13 (3.32%) HTML5
15 13 (3.32%) PySpark
16 12 (3.07%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 63 (16.11%) Cloud Native
2 12 (3.07%) N-Tier
3 11 (2.81%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (2.56%) Data Structures
5 6 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (1.53%) Mobile App
5 6 (1.53%) Public Cloud
5 6 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (1.28%) BYOD
6 5 (1.28%) NHS
7 4 (1.02%) Derivative
7 4 (1.02%) PKI
7 4 (1.02%) Replication
7 4 (1.02%) Taxonomies
8 3 (0.77%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.77%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.51%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.51%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.51%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 38 (9.72%) Windows
2 20 (5.12%) Linux
3 12 (3.07%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.28%) Unix
5 4 (1.02%) AIX
5 4 (1.02%) Android
5 4 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.02%) VMS
6 3 (0.77%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.51%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.26%) Alpine Linux
8 1 (0.26%) Debian
8 1 (0.26%) SUSE
8 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (42.71%) DevOps
2 142 (36.32%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (25.83%) Microservices
4 80 (20.46%) Business Intelligence
5 63 (16.11%) Software Engineering
6 62 (15.86%) Data Modelling
7 61 (15.60%) Analytics
7 61 (15.60%) ETL
8 55 (14.07%) SDLC
9 54 (13.81%) Data Engineering
9 54 (13.81%) Migration
10 53 (13.55%) Scrum
11 51 (13.04%) Data Development
12 48 (12.28%) Test Automation
13 39 (9.97%) TDD
14 35 (8.95%) Deployment Automation
15 34 (8.70%) Unit Testing
16 33 (8.44%) Continuous Improvement
17 31 (7.93%) Continuous Integration
18 30 (7.67%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 367 (93.86%) SQL
2 151 (38.62%) C#
3 104 (26.60%) Python
4 87 (22.25%) T-SQL
5 71 (18.16%) PowerShell
6 63 (16.11%) JavaScript
7 51 (13.04%) PL/SQL
8 48 (12.28%) Go
9 46 (11.76%) C++
10 27 (6.91%) Java
11 12 (3.07%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 12 (3.07%) TypeScript
12 7 (1.79%) R
13 5 (1.28%) Scala
14 4 (1.02%) Ruby
15 3 (0.77%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.51%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.51%) PHP
17 1 (0.26%) Groovy
17 1 (0.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (4.86%) Security Cleared
2 16 (4.09%) SC Cleared
3 6 (1.53%) Degree
3 6 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.77%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.51%) ISEB
6 2 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.26%) CISA
7 1 (0.26%) CISM
7 1 (0.26%) CISSP
7 1 (0.26%) ISSAP
7 1 (0.26%) ISSEP
7 1 (0.26%) MCSE
7 1 (0.26%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.35%) QA
2 16 (4.09%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.53%) GDPR
4 5 (1.28%) COBIT
4 5 (1.28%) WCAG
5 4 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.02%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.02%) SLA
6 1 (0.26%) HL7
6 1 (0.26%) NIST
System Software
1 44 (11.25%) Docker
2 30 (7.67%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.02%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.51%) LXC
5 2 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.26%) HDFS
6 1 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.26%) XenApp
6 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 76 (19.44%) Kubernetes
2 56 (14.32%) Terraform
3 18 (4.60%) Ansible
4 7 (1.79%) Puppet
5 5 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.02%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.26%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.26%) Istio
8 1 (0.26%) SCCM
8 1 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 111 (28.39%) Microsoft
2 70 (17.90%) Databricks
3 66 (16.88%) Oracle
4 44 (11.25%) MuleSoft
5 17 (4.35%) SAP
6 11 (2.81%) Talend
7 6 (1.53%) Citrix
7 6 (1.53%) Xamarin
8 5 (1.28%) Cisco
8 5 (1.28%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.02%) Software AG
9 4 (1.02%) Teradata
9 4 (1.02%) VMware
10 3 (0.77%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.77%) VirtaMove
11 2 (0.51%) Adobe
11 2 (0.51%) AppDynamics
11 2 (0.51%) Cognizant
11 2 (0.51%) Splunk
12 1 (0.26%) CA