Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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.

Microsoft Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 694 757 760
Rank change year-on-year +63 +3 +29
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 137 116 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.12% 0.100%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.66% 0.52% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 82 87
England median daily rate £443 £488 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.23% +14.71% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £325
90th Percentile £575 £575 £500
UK median daily rate £431 £481 £425
% change year-on-year -10.39% +13.24% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
England median hourly rate - £28.00 -
UK median hourly rate - £28.00 -

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 20718 22156 24548
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.07% 22.57% 23.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 14345 14872 16334
England median daily rate £455 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.06% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £288 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 320 377
England median hourly rate £31.50 £28.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +16.67%
10th Percentile £14.25 £11.23 £12.00
90th Percentile £56.75 £48.08 £52.29
UK median hourly rate £31.15 £28.18 £29.00
% change year-on-year +10.54% -2.83% +19.59%

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 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily 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 18 November 2017. 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 +4 72 £450 -10.00% 8
South East +15 25 £438 -5.91% 3
Midlands +27 17 £384 +2.33% 1
West Midlands +38 12 £384 +9.64% 1
South West +13 10 £413 -25.00%
North of England +71 9 £350 +7.69% 1
North West - 7 £375 - 1
East Midlands +5 5 £394 -30.31%
Yorkshire +21 2 £350 +7.69%
East of England -20 2 - -
Azure SQL Database
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 137 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 132 (96.35%) SQL
3 56 (40.88%) Microsoft
4 45 (32.85%) SQL Server
5 40 (29.20%) Data Warehouse
6 39 (28.47%) .NET
6 39 (28.47%) C#
6 39 (28.47%) Agile Software Development
7 37 (27.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 37 (27.01%) Business Intelligence
8 34 (24.82%) PaaS
9 27 (19.71%) PowerShell
9 27 (19.71%) IaaS
10 26 (18.98%) Active Directory
10 26 (18.98%) Migration
11 23 (16.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 23 (16.79%) Power BI
12 21 (15.33%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 20 (14.60%) Finance
13 20 (14.60%) Azure Active Directory
14 18 (13.14%) Office 365
14 18 (13.14%) ASP.NET Web API
14 18 (13.14%) JavaScript
14 18 (13.14%) CRM
14 18 (13.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 17 (12.41%) ETL
16 16 (11.68%) Analytics
16 16 (11.68%) Data Lake
16 16 (11.68%) Windows
16 16 (11.68%) T-SQL

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 12 (8.76%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.46%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.73%) IIS
3 1 (0.73%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.73%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (9.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.92%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (2.19%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.73%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 137 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (24.82%) PaaS
3 27 (19.71%) IaaS
4 20 (14.60%) Azure Active Directory
5 18 (13.14%) Office 365
6 14 (10.22%) Azure Data Factory
7 11 (8.03%) Dynamics 365
8 9 (6.57%) Data Lake Analytics
9 7 (5.11%) Serverless
10 6 (4.38%) Amazon AWS
11 4 (2.92%) Azure Machine Learning
11 4 (2.92%) SaaS
12 2 (1.46%) TestFlight
13 1 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.73%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.95%) Skype
2 6 (4.38%) Firewall
2 6 (4.38%) Network Security
3 5 (3.65%) Reverse Proxy
4 4 (2.92%) NetScaler
5 3 (2.19%) VPN
6 1 (0.73%) DNS
6 1 (0.73%) SAN
6 1 (0.73%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (32.85%) SQL Server
2 40 (29.20%) Data Warehouse
3 37 (27.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 23 (16.79%) Power BI
4 23 (16.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 21 (15.33%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 18 (13.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 16 (11.68%) Data Lake
8 12 (8.76%) QlikView
9 11 (8.03%) SQL Server 2016
10 9 (6.57%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (5.84%) BusinessObjects
11 8 (5.84%) Crystal Reports
12 7 (5.11%) Redis
13 6 (4.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 4 (2.92%) HDInsight
14 4 (2.92%) OLAP
15 3 (2.19%) DocumentDB
15 3 (2.19%) MySQL
15 3 (2.19%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 15 (10.95%) Visual Studio
2 9 (6.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (5.11%) Git (software)
4 5 (3.65%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (2.92%) Selenium
6 3 (2.19%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.46%) Jasmine
7 2 (1.46%) JIRA
7 2 (1.46%) MSTest
7 2 (1.46%) NUnit
7 2 (1.46%) Subversion
8 1 (0.73%) Jenkins
General
1 20 (14.60%) Finance
2 7 (5.11%) Manufacturing
3 6 (4.38%) Marketing
4 5 (3.65%) Retail
4 5 (3.65%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.92%) Electronics
6 2 (1.46%) Banking
7 1 (0.73%) Advertising
7 1 (0.73%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.73%) Games
7 1 (0.73%) Legal
Job Titles
1 57 (41.61%) Developer
2 21 (15.33%) Consultant
3 20 (14.60%) Architect
4 18 (13.14%) Azure Consultant
5 17 (12.41%) Azure Engineer
6 16 (11.68%) Azure Developer
7 15 (10.95%) C# Developer
8 12 (8.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 10 (7.30%) .NET Developer
10 9 (6.57%) SQL Developer
11 8 (5.84%) Azure Architect
11 8 (5.84%) Data Architect
12 7 (5.11%) DBA
12 7 (5.11%) Office 365 Consultant
12 7 (5.11%) Power BI Developer
12 7 (5.11%) SQL DBA
12 7 (5.11%) Support Engineer
13 6 (4.38%) Microsoft Developer
13 6 (4.38%) Technical Consultant
13 6 (4.38%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (28.47%) .NET
2 18 (13.14%) ASP.NET Web API
3 14 (10.22%) ASP.NET
3 14 (10.22%) Entity Framework
4 12 (8.76%) AngularJS
5 11 (8.03%) CSS
6 10 (7.30%) .NET Framework
7 9 (6.57%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (4.38%) CSS3
8 6 (4.38%) HTML
8 6 (4.38%) HTML5
8 6 (4.38%) jQuery
8 6 (4.38%) Sass
8 6 (4.38%) WCF
9 5 (3.65%) Angular 2
9 5 (3.65%) KnockoutJS
9 5 (3.65%) Web Services
10 4 (2.92%) .NET Core
10 4 (2.92%) JSON
10 4 (2.92%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (5.11%) Mobile App
2 6 (4.38%) Private Cloud
3 4 (2.92%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.92%) Data Structures
3 4 (2.92%) Replication
3 4 (2.92%) User Experience
4 3 (2.19%) Fintech
4 3 (2.19%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.19%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.19%) W3C
5 2 (1.46%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.46%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.73%) Clustering
6 1 (0.73%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.73%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.68%) Windows
2 7 (5.11%) Windows Server
3 5 (3.65%) Linux
4 3 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.46%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.46%) CentOS
5 2 (1.46%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.46%) VMS
5 2 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.73%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (28.47%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (27.01%) Business Intelligence
3 26 (18.98%) Migration
4 18 (13.14%) CRM
5 17 (12.41%) ETL
6 16 (11.68%) Analytics
6 16 (11.68%) MVC
7 15 (10.95%) Kimball Methodology
8 14 (10.22%) DevOps
9 13 (9.49%) Dimensional Modelling
10 12 (8.76%) Data Modelling
11 10 (7.30%) Collaborative Working
11 10 (7.30%) Dashboard Development
11 10 (7.30%) Data Migration
11 10 (7.30%) Machine Learning
12 9 (6.57%) Coaching
12 9 (6.57%) Scrum
13 8 (5.84%) Data Analysis
13 8 (5.84%) Test Automation
13 8 (5.84%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 132 (96.35%) SQL
2 39 (28.47%) C#
3 27 (19.71%) PowerShell
4 18 (13.14%) JavaScript
5 16 (11.68%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.92%) TypeScript
7 3 (2.19%) R
8 2 (1.46%) Apple Swift
8 2 (1.46%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.46%) Scala
9 1 (0.73%) C
9 1 (0.73%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.73%) F#
9 1 (0.73%) Java
9 1 (0.73%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (5.84%) Degree
2 7 (5.11%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.38%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.65%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.73%) MCSA
6 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.84%) QA
2 6 (4.38%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.73%) SLA
3 1 (0.73%) WCAG
System Software
1 26 (18.98%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.84%) Virtual Machines
2 8 (5.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.92%) XenApp
4 2 (1.46%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.73%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (5.11%) SCOM
2 6 (4.38%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (2.19%) Ansible
3 3 (2.19%) Puppet
4 2 (1.46%) HockeyApp
5 1 (0.73%) Kibana
5 1 (0.73%) logstash
5 1 (0.73%) MOM
Vendors
1 56 (40.88%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.57%) VMware
3 8 (5.84%) Mercator
4 6 (4.38%) Oracle
5 4 (2.92%) Citrix
5 4 (2.92%) Greenplum
5 4 (2.92%) SAP
5 4 (2.92%) Xamarin
6 3 (2.19%) Tableau
7 1 (0.73%) Capita
7 1 (0.73%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.73%) ESRI