Period
to 22 February 2019

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 22 February 2019 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
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 420 691 705
Rank change year-on-year +271 +14 +47
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 487 161 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.54% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.38% 0.79% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 107 84
England median daily rate £500 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £363 £313 £327
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £431 £500
% change year-on-year +10.14% -13.75% +16.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
England median hourly rate £47.42 - £16.00
10th Percentile £37.17 - £15.00
90th Percentile £60.15 - £17.00
UK median hourly rate £47.42 - £16.00

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 20,422 20,348 19,907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.51% 21.81% 22.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,212 14,346 13,428
England median daily rate £488 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £295
90th Percentile £650 £635 £613
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 224 253
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +32.08% -2.29%
10th Percentile £14.00 £15.20 £9.25
90th Percentile £55.50 £57.31 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £34.75 £27.00
% change year-on-year +0.72% +28.70% -1.82%

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 22 February 2019.

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 22 February 2019.

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 22 February 2019. 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 +224 285 £520 +9.47% 56
South East +41 82 £463 -1.33% 23
North of England +17 62 £433 +33.08% 24
North West +10 45 £433 +33.08% 19
Midlands +3 27 £425 +6.25% 17
South West -18 22 £416 +11.00% 5
West Midlands +2 15 £400 - 14
East Midlands +10 11 £425 +6.25% 3
East of England +13 10 £450 - 7
North East -1 10 £500 +132.56% 1
Yorkshire -3 7 £400 +14.29% 4
Azure SQL Database
UK

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, 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.

1 487 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 450 (92.40%) SQL
3 249 (51.13%) SQL Server
4 202 (41.48%) Microsoft
5 170 (34.91%) C#
6 165 (33.88%) .NET
7 123 (25.26%) Azure Data Factory
8 121 (24.85%) Data Warehouse
8 121 (24.85%) Business Intelligence
9 120 (24.64%) Agile Software Development
10 116 (23.82%) PowerShell
11 114 (23.41%) Data Lake
12 113 (23.20%) DevOps
13 103 (21.15%) Microservices
14 100 (20.53%) PaaS
15 97 (19.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 93 (19.10%) Analytics
17 90 (18.48%) Power BI
18 86 (17.66%) Greenfield Project
19 85 (17.45%) AngularJS
20 81 (16.63%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
20 81 (16.63%) Cosmos DB
21 75 (15.40%) Azure Active Directory
21 75 (15.40%) .NET Core
22 74 (15.20%) ETL
22 74 (15.20%) JavaScript
23 73 (14.99%) TDD
23 73 (14.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 72 (14.78%) Finance
24 72 (14.78%) ASP.NET Web API

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 33 (6.78%) Apache Spark
2 16 (3.29%) SharePoint
3 15 (3.08%) Apache
4 11 (2.26%) IIS
5 10 (2.05%) SAS
6 8 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (1.03%) Apache Pig
7 5 (1.03%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.41%) Confluence
9 2 (0.41%) K2 blackpearl
9 2 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.21%) Anypoint
10 1 (0.21%) CMS
10 1 (0.21%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.21%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (3.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.62%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.41%) SPSS
5 1 (0.21%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 20 (4.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.21%) Carpe Diem
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.21%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 487 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 123 (25.26%) Azure Data Factory
3 100 (20.53%) PaaS
4 75 (15.40%) Azure Active Directory
5 59 (12.11%) IaaS
6 51 (10.47%) Serverless
7 35 (7.19%) Data Lake Analytics
8 32 (6.57%) Amazon AWS
8 32 (6.57%) Azure Functions
8 32 (6.57%) Office 365
9 24 (4.93%) Dynamics 365
9 24 (4.93%) SaaS
10 13 (2.67%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
11 11 (2.26%) Azure Machine Learning
12 9 (1.85%) GitHub
13 3 (0.62%) Amazon SQS
13 3 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (0.62%) npm
14 2 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.41%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 38 (7.80%) VPN
2 33 (6.78%) Firewall
3 22 (4.52%) AMQP
4 17 (3.49%) DNS
5 14 (2.87%) TCP/IP
6 12 (2.46%) VLAN
7 8 (1.64%) Network Security
8 7 (1.44%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (0.82%) SAN
10 3 (0.62%) NAS
11 2 (0.41%) DHCP
11 2 (0.41%) FTP
11 2 (0.41%) Software-Defined Networking
12 1 (0.21%) Cisco Firepower
12 1 (0.21%) ICMP
12 1 (0.21%) Internet
12 1 (0.21%) Remote Desktop
12 1 (0.21%) Reverse Proxy
12 1 (0.21%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 249 (51.13%) SQL Server
2 121 (24.85%) Data Warehouse
3 114 (23.41%) Data Lake
4 97 (19.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 90 (18.48%) Power BI
6 81 (16.63%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 81 (16.63%) Cosmos DB
7 73 (14.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 51 (10.47%) NoSQL
9 36 (7.39%) Hadoop
9 36 (7.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 35 (7.19%) Big Data
11 33 (6.78%) MongoDB
12 30 (6.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 30 (6.16%) Redis
13 27 (5.54%) HDInsight
14 16 (3.29%) SQL Server 2012
15 15 (3.08%) Apache Cassandra
16 14 (2.87%) MySQL
17 13 (2.67%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 60 (12.32%) Visual Studio Team System
2 56 (11.50%) Git (software)
3 37 (7.60%) Visual Studio
4 33 (6.78%) Jenkins
5 32 (6.57%) JIRA
6 26 (5.34%) Team Foundation Server
7 25 (5.13%) Subversion
8 22 (4.52%) SpecFlow
9 13 (2.67%) Octopus Deploy
9 13 (2.67%) Selenium
10 7 (1.44%) Bitbucket
10 7 (1.44%) Cucumber
10 7 (1.44%) GitLab
10 7 (1.44%) JMeter
10 7 (1.44%) JUnit
10 7 (1.44%) SonarQube
11 3 (0.62%) ERwin
11 3 (0.62%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.41%) Bower
12 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 72 (14.78%) Finance
2 30 (6.16%) Retail
3 21 (4.31%) Banking
4 9 (1.85%) Marketing
5 5 (1.03%) Legal
6 3 (0.62%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.41%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.21%) Electronics
8 1 (0.21%) Front Office
8 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 206 (42.30%) Developer
2 83 (17.04%) Azure Developer
3 76 (15.61%) Azure Engineer
4 68 (13.96%) Architect
5 52 (10.68%) C# Developer
6 46 (9.45%) Azure DevOps
7 45 (9.24%) .NET Developer
8 44 (9.03%) SQL Developer
9 43 (8.83%) Azure Architect
9 43 (8.83%) DevOps Engineer
10 38 (7.80%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 36 (7.39%) React Developer
12 31 (6.37%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 31 (6.37%) Full Stack Developer
13 27 (5.54%) Consultant
13 27 (5.54%) Data Engineer
14 22 (4.52%) Azure Consultant
14 22 (4.52%) Solutions Architect
15 21 (4.31%) Angular Developer
16 16 (3.29%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (33.88%) .NET
2 85 (17.45%) AngularJS
3 75 (15.40%) .NET Core
4 72 (14.78%) ASP.NET Web API
5 61 (12.53%) ASP.NET
6 51 (10.47%) React
7 39 (8.01%) Angular 2
8 32 (6.57%) .NET Framework
9 31 (6.37%) Node.js
10 29 (5.95%) JSON
10 29 (5.95%) MSMQ
11 27 (5.54%) WPF
12 22 (4.52%) NancyFx
12 22 (4.52%) Reactive Extensions
12 22 (4.52%) SignalR
12 22 (4.52%) WebSockets
13 21 (4.31%) ASP.NET MVC
13 21 (4.31%) CSS
14 20 (4.11%) HTML
15 19 (3.90%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 86 (17.66%) Greenfield Project
2 48 (9.86%) Fintech
3 24 (4.93%) Private Cloud
4 19 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (2.05%) Public Cloud
6 9 (1.85%) Data Centre
6 9 (1.85%) Data Structures
6 9 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.64%) Algorithms
8 7 (1.44%) Linux Command Line
8 7 (1.44%) NHS
8 7 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.44%) User Experience
9 6 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (1.23%) Virtual Team
10 5 (1.03%) Fixed Income
10 5 (1.03%) Hedge funds
10 5 (1.03%) Reference Data
10 5 (1.03%) Robotics
11 4 (0.82%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 41 (8.42%) Windows
2 23 (4.72%) Linux
3 10 (2.05%) Android
4 8 (1.64%) Apple iOS
4 8 (1.64%) VMS
5 7 (1.44%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.03%) CentOS
7 5 (1.03%) Ubuntu
7 5 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.41%) Unix
9 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (24.85%) Business Intelligence
2 120 (24.64%) Agile Software Development
3 113 (23.20%) DevOps
4 103 (21.15%) Microservices
5 93 (19.10%) Analytics
6 74 (15.20%) ETL
7 73 (14.99%) TDD
8 58 (11.91%) Data Modelling
9 50 (10.27%) Migration
10 49 (10.06%) Scrum
11 45 (9.24%) MVC
12 39 (8.01%) BDD
13 33 (6.78%) Network Virtualisation
14 31 (6.37%) Test Automation
15 29 (5.95%) Problem-Solving
16 28 (5.75%) MVVM
17 26 (5.34%) Continuous Integration
18 22 (4.52%) Data Migration
18 22 (4.52%) Machine Learning
18 22 (4.52%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 450 (92.40%) SQL
2 170 (34.91%) C#
3 116 (23.82%) PowerShell
4 74 (15.20%) JavaScript
5 65 (13.35%) T-SQL
6 49 (10.06%) Java
7 38 (7.80%) Python
8 18 (3.70%) C
9 17 (3.49%) PL/SQL
10 16 (3.29%) Bash Shell
10 16 (3.29%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 13 (2.67%) U-SQL
12 11 (2.26%) R
13 8 (1.64%) C++
13 8 (1.64%) TypeScript
14 6 (1.23%) Java 8
15 5 (1.03%) Scala
16 4 (0.82%) VBA
17 3 (0.62%) PHP
18 2 (0.41%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (3.49%) Security Cleared
2 13 (2.67%) SC Cleared
3 12 (2.46%) Degree
4 8 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.41%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.41%) CEH
7 2 (0.41%) CISM
7 2 (0.41%) CISSP
7 2 (0.41%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.21%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.21%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.21%) ISEB
8 1 (0.21%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.21%) MCITP
8 1 (0.21%) MCSA
8 1 (0.21%) MCSE
8 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.70%) QA
2 2 (0.41%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.41%) IFRS
2 2 (0.41%) PMO
2 2 (0.41%) SLA
3 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.21%) FATCA
System Software
1 69 (14.17%) Docker
2 65 (13.35%) Active Directory
3 32 (6.57%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (2.05%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.41%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.21%) XenApp
6 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 56 (11.50%) Kubernetes
2 26 (5.34%) Terraform
3 17 (3.49%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (3.49%) Puppet
4 7 (1.44%) Ansible
4 7 (1.44%) FortiGate
4 7 (1.44%) logstash
5 2 (0.41%) Nagios
5 2 (0.41%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.41%) Salt
5 2 (0.41%) SCCM
5 2 (0.41%) SCOM
5 2 (0.41%) SCSM
5 2 (0.41%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 202 (41.48%) Microsoft
2 43 (8.83%) Oracle
3 29 (5.95%) Databricks
4 19 (3.90%) SAP
5 18 (3.70%) Tableau
6 14 (2.87%) Alteryx
7 13 (2.67%) Cisco
8 11 (2.26%) CheckPoint
9 9 (1.85%) Informatica
10 8 (1.64%) Talend
11 7 (1.44%) RedGate
12 6 (1.23%) Veracode
13 5 (1.03%) Google
13 5 (1.03%) VMware
14 3 (0.62%) Cognos
14 3 (0.62%) ServiceNow
15 2 (0.41%) Cloudera
15 2 (0.41%) F5
15 2 (0.41%) MapR
15 2 (0.41%) Xamarin