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 3 months to 24 March 2017 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
UK / England
Rank 513 562 597
Rank change year-on-year +49 +35  
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 70 55 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.11% 0.013%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.73% 0.50% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 32 5
Median daily rate £430 £470 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.51% +56.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £300
% change year-on-year +7.14% +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Azure SQL Database is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 9545 10913 10725
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 22.84% 22.34% 22.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 6487 7385 6968
Median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 162 145
Median hourly rate £34.24 £32.50 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.35% +1.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

Azure SQL Database
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Azure SQL Database as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Azure SQL Database in England.

Contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +49 43 £475 -5.00% 8
South East +27 15 £381 -30.68% 2
Yorkshire +10 7 £450 +38.46%
East of England - 2 £345 -
West Midlands 0 1 £388 -6.06%
East Midlands - 1 - - 2
North West - 1 £350 - 2
Azure SQL Database
UK

Azure SQL Database
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Azure SQL Database also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Azure SQL Database.

1 139 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 132 (94.96%) SQL
3 92 (66.19%) SQL Server
4 80 (57.55%) .NET
5 67 (48.20%) Microsoft
6 63 (45.32%) C#
7 51 (36.69%) Agile Software Development
8 46 (33.09%) ASP.NET Web API
9 43 (30.94%) ASP.NET
9 43 (30.94%) Business Intelligence
10 42 (30.22%) JavaScript
10 42 (30.22%) TDD
10 42 (30.22%) AngularJS
11 36 (25.90%) Git (software)
12 34 (24.46%) Data Warehouse
13 32 (23.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 30 (21.58%) PaaS
14 30 (21.58%) Power BI
15 29 (20.86%) T-SQL
16 27 (19.42%) BDD
17 26 (18.71%) NoSQL
17 26 (18.71%) React
18 25 (17.99%) MVVM
19 24 (17.27%) MSMQ
19 24 (17.27%) Scrum
19 24 (17.27%) Domain-Driven Design
20 23 (16.55%) SQL Server 2012
21 22 (15.83%) DevOps
21 22 (15.83%) PowerShell
21 22 (15.83%) MVC

Azure SQL Database
Top Related 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 9 (6.47%) NServiceBus
2 8 (5.76%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.32%) IIS
4 4 (2.88%) Apache Spark
5 3 (2.16%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.44%) CMS
6 2 (1.44%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.72%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.72%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (8.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.44%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 139 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (21.58%) PaaS
3 20 (14.39%) IaaS
4 13 (9.35%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (7.19%) Data Lake Analytics
6 8 (5.76%) Office 365
6 8 (5.76%) SaaS
7 7 (5.04%) Azure Machine Learning
8 6 (4.32%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (4.32%) GitHub
8 6 (4.32%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.51%) AMQP
2 10 (7.19%) DNS
3 9 (6.47%) Firewall
4 6 (4.32%) HTTP
4 6 (4.32%) SSL
4 6 (4.32%) VPN
5 5 (3.60%) VLAN
6 4 (2.88%) DHCP
6 4 (2.88%) FTP
6 4 (2.88%) HTTPS
6 4 (2.88%) Network Security
6 4 (2.88%) SMTP
6 4 (2.88%) Telnet
7 1 (0.72%) BGP
7 1 (0.72%) DAB
7 1 (0.72%) MPLS
7 1 (0.72%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (66.19%) SQL Server
2 34 (24.46%) Data Warehouse
3 32 (23.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 30 (21.58%) Power BI
5 26 (18.71%) NoSQL
6 23 (16.55%) SQL Server 2012
7 20 (14.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 20 (14.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 17 (12.23%) SQL Server 2016
9 11 (7.91%) QlikView
9 11 (7.91%) SQL Server 2014
10 10 (7.19%) Big Data
10 10 (7.19%) Data Lake
10 10 (7.19%) MongoDB
10 10 (7.19%) OLAP
11 7 (5.04%) MySQL
12 6 (4.32%) CouchDB
12 6 (4.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 6 (4.32%) SQLite
13 5 (3.60%) Redis
Development Applications
1 36 (25.90%) Git (software)
2 18 (12.95%) Subversion
3 17 (12.23%) SpecFlow
4 13 (9.35%) Visual Studio
5 12 (8.63%) Octopus Deploy
6 7 (5.04%) JSUnit
7 6 (4.32%) GoCD
7 6 (4.32%) TeamCity
8 5 (3.60%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (2.88%) Jenkins
10 3 (2.16%) Selenium
11 2 (1.44%) Bower
11 2 (1.44%) Cucumber
11 2 (1.44%) FxCop
11 2 (1.44%) Grunt
11 2 (1.44%) JIRA
11 2 (1.44%) StyleCop
11 2 (1.44%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (0.72%) Hudson
12 1 (0.72%) Moq
General
1 16 (11.51%) Finance
2 6 (4.32%) Retail
3 5 (3.60%) Banking
4 3 (2.16%) Legal
5 2 (1.44%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.72%) Advertising
6 1 (0.72%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.72%) Games
6 1 (0.72%) German Language
6 1 (0.72%) Marketing
6 1 (0.72%) Music Industry
6 1 (0.72%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 77 (55.40%) Developer
2 46 (33.09%) C# Developer
3 38 (27.34%) .NET Developer
4 33 (23.74%) C# .NET Developer
5 25 (17.99%) Azure Developer
6 24 (17.27%) ASP.NET Developer
7 22 (15.83%) Architect
8 21 (15.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 16 (11.51%) Angular Developer
10 14 (10.07%) Azure Architect
10 14 (10.07%) Consultant
11 13 (9.35%) Senior Developer
12 12 (8.63%) JavaScript Developer
13 10 (7.19%) Azure Consultant
14 9 (6.47%) C# WPF Developer
14 9 (6.47%) WPF Developer
15 8 (5.76%) Azure Engineer
15 8 (5.76%) Business Intelligence Consultant
15 8 (5.76%) Data Architect
16 6 (4.32%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (57.55%) .NET
2 46 (33.09%) ASP.NET Web API
3 43 (30.94%) ASP.NET
4 42 (30.22%) AngularJS
5 26 (18.71%) React
6 24 (17.27%) MSMQ
7 19 (13.67%) Reactive Extensions
7 19 (13.67%) SignalR
8 17 (12.23%) .NET Framework
8 17 (12.23%) ASP.NET MVC
8 17 (12.23%) Web Services
9 16 (11.51%) Angular 2
9 16 (11.51%) NancyFx
9 16 (11.51%) WebSockets
10 15 (10.79%) WPF
11 14 (10.07%) REST
12 12 (8.63%) Entity Framework
13 11 (7.91%) CSS
14 10 (7.19%) HTML
14 10 (7.19%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.51%) Fintech
2 6 (4.32%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.60%) Blog
4 4 (2.88%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.44%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.44%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.44%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.72%) Clustering
6 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.72%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.72%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.72%) NHS
6 1 (0.72%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.72%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.07%) Windows
2 8 (5.76%) Windows Server
3 6 (4.32%) Apple iOS
4 5 (3.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (3.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.44%) Linux
6 2 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.72%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (36.69%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (30.94%) Business Intelligence
3 42 (30.22%) TDD
4 27 (19.42%) BDD
5 25 (17.99%) MVVM
6 24 (17.27%) Domain-Driven Design
6 24 (17.27%) Scrum
7 22 (15.83%) DevOps
7 22 (15.83%) MVC
8 21 (15.11%) ETL
9 20 (14.39%) Microservices
10 16 (11.51%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (10.79%) Unit Testing
12 14 (10.07%) Software Engineering
13 13 (9.35%) Analytics
13 13 (9.35%) E-Commerce
13 13 (9.35%) Kimball Methodology
13 13 (9.35%) Migration
14 12 (8.63%) Dashboard Development
15 11 (7.91%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 132 (94.96%) SQL
2 63 (45.32%) C#
3 42 (30.22%) JavaScript
4 29 (20.86%) T-SQL
5 22 (15.83%) PowerShell
6 6 (4.32%) Apple Swift
6 6 (4.32%) Objective-C
7 4 (2.88%) Scala
8 3 (2.16%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 3 (2.16%) Java
8 3 (2.16%) Python
9 2 (1.44%) C++
9 2 (1.44%) PHP
10 1 (0.72%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.72%) Ruby
10 1 (0.72%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (3.60%) MCSE
1 5 (3.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.72%) Degree
2 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.76%) QA
2 3 (2.16%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.72%) HL7
System Software
1 15 (10.79%) Active Directory
1 15 (10.79%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (4.32%) Docker
3 4 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.44%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.72%) etcd
Systems Management
1 8 (5.76%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.88%) Puppet
3 3 (2.16%) SCOM
4 2 (1.44%) Ansible
4 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.72%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.72%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.72%) SCCM
Vendors
1 67 (48.20%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.79%) Tableau
3 8 (5.76%) Oracle
4 5 (3.60%) ESRI
4 5 (3.60%) IBM
4 5 (3.60%) Informatica
4 5 (3.60%) SAP
5 4 (2.88%) VMware
6 2 (1.44%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.44%) SaltStack
7 1 (0.72%) Alteryx
7 1 (0.72%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.72%) Cognos
7 1 (0.72%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.72%) Splunk
7 1 (0.72%) Veeam
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