Period
to 1 December 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 1 December 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
1 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 288 369 489
Rank change year-on-year +81 +120 +235
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 252 489 426
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.81% 0.66% 0.45%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.62% 3.03% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 352 326
Median daily rate £475 £475 £481
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.30% +13.24%
10th Percentile £325 £363 £363
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 15 2
Median hourly rate £66.50 £72.50 £47.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.28% +52.90% -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £72.50 £47.42
% change year-on-year -51.72% +52.90% -

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 6,957 16,124 21,346
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.27% 21.79% 22.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,515 10,976 15,039
Median daily rate £488 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% - +3.26%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £318
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
UK median daily rate £480 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +1.05% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 234 229
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -10.45% +8.24%
10th Percentile £14.15 £13.58 £14.00
90th Percentile £55.70 £71.78 £57.36
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £32.49
% change year-on-year +16.67% -7.66% +6.52%

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 1 December 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
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 1 December 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 +59 140 £523 +4.50% 42
Midlands +66 42 £450 -2.70% 11
North of England +85 21 £375 -19.79% 13
East Midlands +56 21 £350 - 2
West Midlands +46 21 £463 -2.63% 9
East of England +82 14 £475 -7.32% 10
South East +50 14 £425 -5.56% 16
North West +61 12 £375 -4.76% 8
Yorkshire +44 8 £313 -45.65% 1
South West +104 7 £413 -28.26% 2
North East +34 1 £450 -8.63% 4
Azure SQL Database
UK

For the 6 months to 1 December 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.

1 250 (99.21%) Azure
2 240 (95.24%) SQL
3 103 (40.87%) Microsoft
4 95 (37.70%) DevOps
5 90 (35.71%) Azure Data Factory
6 88 (34.92%) Business Intelligence
7 81 (32.14%) SQL Server
8 79 (31.35%) C#
8 79 (31.35%) Power Platform
9 72 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
9 72 (28.57%) Power BI
10 71 (28.17%) Agile Software Development
11 70 (27.78%) .NET
12 68 (26.98%) Data Lake
13 58 (23.02%) ETL
14 55 (21.83%) Python
15 54 (21.43%) PowerShell
16 49 (19.44%) Databricks
17 48 (19.05%) Analytics
18 45 (17.86%) Microservices
19 43 (17.06%) PaaS
19 43 (17.06%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
19 43 (17.06%) Serverless
19 43 (17.06%) Logic Apps
20 42 (16.67%) Cosmos DB
20 42 (16.67%) T-SQL
21 41 (16.27%) Data Modelling
21 41 (16.27%) Azure Functions
22 40 (15.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 40 (15.87%) Kubernetes

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 13 (5.16%) Apache Spark
2 10 (3.97%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (2.38%) JBoss
3 6 (2.38%) NetWeaver
3 6 (2.38%) SAS
3 6 (2.38%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.98%) Apache
4 5 (1.98%) Confluence
5 4 (1.59%) Apache Pig
5 4 (1.59%) IIS
5 4 (1.59%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.19%) DNN
6 3 (1.19%) NServiceBus
7 2 (0.79%) Apache Synapse
8 1 (0.40%) nginx
8 1 (0.40%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.40%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.40%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.40%) SAP FI-CA
2 1 (0.40%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 250 (99.21%) Azure
2 90 (35.71%) Azure Data Factory
3 79 (31.35%) Power Platform
4 43 (17.06%) Logic Apps
4 43 (17.06%) PaaS
4 43 (17.06%) Serverless
5 41 (16.27%) Azure Functions
6 32 (12.70%) IaaS
7 24 (9.52%) AWS
8 20 (7.94%) Azure Active Directory
9 19 (7.54%) PowerApps
10 17 (6.75%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 13 (5.16%) Office 365
12 11 (4.37%) SaaS
13 10 (3.97%) GitHub
14 9 (3.57%) Power Automate
15 8 (3.17%) AWS Lambda
16 7 (2.78%) Dynamics 365
17 5 (1.98%) Amazon EC2
17 5 (1.98%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 21 (8.33%) DNS
2 11 (4.37%) Firewall
2 11 (4.37%) VPN
3 9 (3.57%) DHCP
4 8 (3.17%) MPLS
4 8 (3.17%) WAN
4 8 (3.17%) Wireless
5 7 (2.78%) Skype
6 6 (2.38%) PBX
6 6 (2.38%) VoIP
7 3 (1.19%) Network Security
8 1 (0.40%) DMZ
8 1 (0.40%) HTTP
8 1 (0.40%) Internet
8 1 (0.40%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (32.14%) SQL Server
2 72 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
2 72 (28.57%) Power BI
3 68 (26.98%) Data Lake
4 43 (17.06%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 42 (16.67%) Cosmos DB
6 40 (15.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 37 (14.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 24 (9.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 15 (5.95%) Big Data
10 12 (4.76%) MongoDB
10 12 (4.76%) MySQL
10 12 (4.76%) SAP HANA
11 10 (3.97%) Snowflake Schema
11 10 (3.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (3.57%) OLTP
13 8 (3.17%) Amazon RDS
13 8 (3.17%) Tableau
14 7 (2.78%) DB2
15 6 (2.38%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 19 (7.54%) Visual Studio Team System
2 16 (6.35%) Git (software)
3 11 (4.37%) Visual Studio
4 9 (3.57%) Octopus Deploy
5 7 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (2.38%) JIRA
6 6 (2.38%) TeamCity
7 5 (1.98%) Artifactory
7 5 (1.98%) GitLab
7 5 (1.98%) Jenkins
7 5 (1.98%) SonarQube
8 4 (1.59%) Subversion
9 3 (1.19%) JUnit
9 3 (1.19%) NUnit
9 3 (1.19%) Selenium
9 3 (1.19%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.79%) ER Studio
10 2 (0.79%) ERwin
10 2 (0.79%) Maven
10 2 (0.79%) SpecFlow
General
1 27 (10.71%) Finance
2 19 (7.54%) Public Sector
3 14 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
4 12 (4.76%) Retail
5 10 (3.97%) Marketing
6 5 (1.98%) Banking
7 4 (1.59%) Law
7 4 (1.59%) Retail Finance
8 3 (1.19%) Legal
9 1 (0.40%) Billing
9 1 (0.40%) Electronics
9 1 (0.40%) Front Office
9 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 85 (33.73%) Developer
2 51 (20.24%) Azure Engineer
3 41 (16.27%) Data Engineer
4 40 (15.87%) Azure Developer
5 38 (15.08%) Architect
6 32 (12.70%) .NET Developer
7 25 (9.92%) Azure Architect
8 21 (8.33%) Consultant
9 20 (7.94%) DevOps Engineer
10 15 (5.95%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 14 (5.56%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 10 (3.97%) Power BI Consultant
13 9 (3.57%) Azure Consultant
13 9 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Consultant
13 9 (3.57%) Infrastructure Architect
13 9 (3.57%) Power BI Developer
13 9 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
14 8 (3.17%) Cloud Engineer
14 8 (3.17%) Data Architect
14 8 (3.17%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (27.78%) .NET
2 28 (11.11%) .NET Core
3 19 (7.54%) .NET Framework
3 19 (7.54%) JSON
4 17 (6.75%) XML
5 16 (6.35%) React
6 14 (5.56%) Entity Framework
7 13 (5.16%) CSS
8 12 (4.76%) AngularJS
8 12 (4.76%) HTML
8 12 (4.76%) PySpark
9 11 (4.37%) ASP.NET Web API
10 10 (3.97%) ASP.NET
10 10 (3.97%) Middleware
11 9 (3.57%) REST
12 8 (3.17%) jQuery
12 8 (3.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 7 (2.78%) Kafka
13 7 (2.78%) Web Services
14 6 (2.38%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.94%) Cloud Native
2 11 (4.37%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (4.37%) Public Cloud
3 10 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.38%) N-Tier
4 6 (2.38%) PKI
5 5 (1.98%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.59%) User Experience
7 3 (1.19%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.19%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.19%) NHS
7 3 (1.19%) Social Media
8 2 (0.79%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.79%) FMCG
8 2 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.40%) Reinsurance
9 1 (0.40%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.40%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 39 (15.48%) Windows
2 22 (8.73%) Windows Server
3 18 (7.14%) Linux
4 9 (3.57%) Unix
5 6 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.59%) Debian
6 4 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.59%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.19%) AIX
8 2 (0.79%) VMS
8 2 (0.79%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.79%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (37.70%) DevOps
2 88 (34.92%) Business Intelligence
3 71 (28.17%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (23.02%) ETL
5 48 (19.05%) Analytics
6 45 (17.86%) Microservices
7 41 (16.27%) Data Modelling
8 39 (15.48%) Migration
9 27 (10.71%) Scrum
10 22 (8.73%) Test Automation
11 20 (7.94%) Data Engineering
12 15 (5.95%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (5.95%) SDLC
12 15 (5.95%) TDD
12 15 (5.95%) Visualisation
13 14 (5.56%) MVC
13 14 (5.56%) Project Delivery
13 14 (5.56%) Software Engineering
14 12 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
14 12 (4.76%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 240 (95.24%) SQL
2 79 (31.35%) C#
3 55 (21.83%) Python
4 54 (21.43%) PowerShell
5 42 (16.67%) T-SQL
6 27 (10.71%) JavaScript
7 18 (7.14%) Java
8 15 (5.95%) C++
9 13 (5.16%) PL/SQL
10 12 (4.76%) Go
11 10 (3.97%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 10 (3.97%) R
12 8 (3.17%) TypeScript
13 6 (2.38%) PHP
14 4 (1.59%) Perl
14 4 (1.59%) Scala
14 4 (1.59%) U-SQL
15 3 (1.19%) Bash Shell
15 3 (1.19%) Groovy
16 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (3.57%) Security Cleared
2 4 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.19%) Degree
3 3 (1.19%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.79%) CCNA
4 2 (0.79%) CCNP
4 2 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.79%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.40%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.17%) QA
2 7 (2.78%) Data Quality
2 7 (2.78%) GDPR
3 6 (2.38%) COBIT
3 6 (2.38%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 22 (8.73%) Docker
3 6 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.79%) LXC
6 1 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 40 (15.87%) Kubernetes
2 24 (9.52%) Terraform
3 7 (2.78%) SCCM
4 4 (1.59%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (1.19%) Nagios
6 2 (0.79%) Ansible
6 2 (0.79%) Istio
6 2 (0.79%) Puppet
7 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 103 (40.87%) Microsoft
2 49 (19.44%) Databricks
3 28 (11.11%) SAP
4 22 (8.73%) Oracle
5 13 (5.16%) MuleSoft
6 9 (3.57%) Talend
7 8 (3.17%) Cisco
8 7 (2.78%) Red Hat
9 6 (2.38%) Citrix
10 5 (1.98%) Alteryx
10 5 (1.98%) Cloudera
10 5 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (1.19%) Google
11 3 (1.19%) New Relic
11 3 (1.19%) Software AG
11 3 (1.19%) VirtaMove
12 2 (0.79%) Blue Prism
12 2 (0.79%) Cognos
12 2 (0.79%) Dynatrace
12 2 (0.79%) Splunk