Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 315 298 381
Rank change year-on-year -17 +83 +150
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 565 209 508
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.84% 0.77% 0.65%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.92% 3.36% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 148 374
10th Percentile £400 £324 £350
25th Percentile £435 £400 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% - -
75th Percentile £600 £538 £550
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
Median hourly rate £65.00 - £78.75
UK median hourly rate £65.00 - £78.75

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 14,425 6,217 17,269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.33% 22.84% 22.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,315 4,356 12,078
10th Percentile £350 £313 £325
25th Percentile £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £480
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%
75th Percentile £631 £600 £575
90th Percentile £720 £675 £663
UK median daily rate £525 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +6.06% +4.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 98 230
10th Percentile £16.25 £12.63 £12.45
25th Percentile £22.56 £17.72 £17.00
Median hourly rate £34.25 £27.23 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year +25.78% -9.23% +1.69%
75th Percentile £58.52 £42.00 £49.78
90th Percentile £65.50 £55.00 £63.75
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.05 £30.00
% change year-on-year +39.75% -16.52% +7.66%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -28 332 £550 +10.06% 58
South East -34 69 £500 +5.26% 21
North of England -35 57 £450 +20.00% 21
Midlands -68 43 £488 +5.41% 20
North West -43 29 £438 +12.90% 14
South West -44 21 £488 +18.18% 8
West Midlands -69 21 £490 +3.16% 14
East Midlands -36 19 £425 - 6
Yorkshire -37 19 £428 +32.56% 4
North East - 9 £620 - 3
East of England -59 8 £400 -5.88% 4
Azure SQL Database
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 565 (100.00%) Azure
2 536 (94.87%) SQL
3 246 (43.54%) DevOps
4 215 (38.05%) SQL Server
5 213 (37.70%) Azure Data Factory
6 212 (37.52%) Microsoft
7 209 (36.99%) Agile Software Development
8 201 (35.58%) Data Lake
9 193 (34.16%) Databricks
10 186 (32.92%) Business Intelligence
11 185 (32.74%) .NET
12 180 (31.86%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 178 (31.50%) Power Platform
13 178 (31.50%) C#
14 164 (29.03%) Python
15 160 (28.32%) Power BI
16 151 (26.73%) Analytics
17 146 (25.84%) Serverless
18 137 (24.25%) Azure Functions
19 128 (22.65%) Data Warehouse
20 116 (20.53%) ETL
21 115 (20.35%) Azure Storage
22 108 (19.12%) T-SQL
23 107 (18.94%) Social Skills
24 105 (18.58%) PaaS
25 99 (17.52%) .NET Core
25 99 (17.52%) Kubernetes
26 97 (17.17%) Azure Synapse Analytics
27 95 (16.81%) Microservices
28 91 (16.11%) Data Modelling

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 48 (8.50%) Apache Spark
2 42 (7.43%) BizTalk Server
3 20 (3.54%) SharePoint
4 15 (2.65%) Apache
5 12 (2.12%) Confluence
6 7 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (1.06%) Apache Pig
8 5 (0.88%) JBoss
8 5 (0.88%) NetWeaver
8 5 (0.88%) Umbraco
8 5 (0.88%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.53%) Apache Airflow
9 3 (0.53%) SAS
10 1 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.18%) CMS
10 1 (0.18%) IIS
10 1 (0.18%) Luigi
10 1 (0.18%) nginx
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (2.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.18%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.71%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.18%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 565 (100.00%) Azure
2 213 (37.70%) Azure Data Factory
3 180 (31.86%) Azure Cosmos DB
4 178 (31.50%) Power Platform
5 146 (25.84%) Serverless
6 137 (24.25%) Azure Functions
7 115 (20.35%) Azure Storage
8 105 (18.58%) PaaS
9 97 (17.17%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 74 (13.10%) Azure Logic Apps
11 70 (12.39%) Azure Service Bus
12 65 (11.50%) AWS
13 64 (11.33%) Azure Active Directory
14 45 (7.96%) Azure Key Vault
15 44 (7.79%) IaaS
16 36 (6.37%) AWS Lambda
16 36 (6.37%) Azure Event Grid
17 33 (5.84%) PowerApps
18 30 (5.31%) SaaS
19 29 (5.13%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.89%) Firewall
2 19 (3.36%) DNS
3 18 (3.19%) VPN
4 14 (2.48%) Network Security
5 11 (1.95%) FTP
6 7 (1.24%) DHCP
7 6 (1.06%) WAN
8 5 (0.88%) MPLS
8 5 (0.88%) PBX
8 5 (0.88%) SD-WAN
8 5 (0.88%) Skype
8 5 (0.88%) VoIP
8 5 (0.88%) Wireless
9 4 (0.71%) Software-Defined Networking
9 4 (0.71%) SSL
10 3 (0.53%) Cisco Firepower
11 2 (0.35%) Extranet
12 1 (0.18%) DMZ
12 1 (0.18%) HTTP
12 1 (0.18%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (38.05%) SQL Server
2 201 (35.58%) Data Lake
3 160 (28.32%) Power BI
4 128 (22.65%) Data Warehouse
5 79 (13.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 61 (10.80%) MongoDB
7 60 (10.62%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 40 (7.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 36 (6.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 29 (5.13%) Relational Database
11 23 (4.07%) Delta Lake
12 21 (3.72%) Big Data
12 21 (3.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 21 (3.72%) MySQL
13 18 (3.19%) NoSQL
13 18 (3.19%) SAP HANA
14 17 (3.01%) Hadoop
15 15 (2.65%) Metadata
16 13 (2.30%) Redis
17 12 (2.12%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 62 (10.97%) Git (software)
2 24 (4.25%) JIRA
3 21 (3.72%) Visual Studio
4 12 (2.12%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.42%) ER Studio
6 7 (1.24%) ERwin
6 7 (1.24%) Subversion
6 7 (1.24%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (1.06%) NUnit
8 5 (0.88%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (0.88%) TeamCity
8 5 (0.88%) webpack
9 4 (0.71%) gulp
9 4 (0.71%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (0.71%) Postman
9 4 (0.71%) PowerDesigner
10 3 (0.53%) git-flow
10 3 (0.53%) Selenium
10 3 (0.53%) SpecFlow
10 3 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 107 (18.94%) Social Skills
2 78 (13.81%) Finance
3 49 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (6.73%) Public Sector
5 25 (4.42%) Presentation Skills
6 21 (3.72%) Retail
7 16 (2.83%) Marketing
8 13 (2.30%) Banking
9 10 (1.77%) Documentation Skills
9 10 (1.77%) Front Office
9 10 (1.77%) Telecoms
10 9 (1.59%) Manufacturing
11 8 (1.42%) Electronics
12 6 (1.06%) Legal
12 6 (1.06%) Local Government
13 4 (0.71%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.71%) Back Office
14 3 (0.53%) Advertising
14 3 (0.53%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.53%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 183 (32.39%) Developer
2 152 (26.90%) Azure Engineer
3 110 (19.47%) Data Engineer
4 84 (14.87%) Azure Developer
5 68 (12.04%) Architect
6 54 (9.56%) .NET Developer
7 53 (9.38%) C# Developer
8 36 (6.37%) SQL Developer
9 35 (6.19%) Azure Architect
9 35 (6.19%) Solutions Architect
10 28 (4.96%) Software Engineer
11 27 (4.78%) DevOps Engineer
12 25 (4.42%) Data Architect
13 24 (4.25%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 23 (4.07%) Analyst
15 22 (3.89%) DBA
16 21 (3.72%) Azure Software Engineer
16 21 (3.72%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 21 (3.72%) C# Software Engineer
16 21 (3.72%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 185 (32.74%) .NET
2 99 (17.52%) .NET Core
3 64 (11.33%) ASP.NET
4 55 (9.73%) .NET Framework
5 53 (9.38%) REST
6 37 (6.55%) ARM Templates
7 34 (6.02%) ASP.NET Web API
8 33 (5.84%) JSON
9 32 (5.66%) Kafka
10 31 (5.49%) Entity Framework
11 27 (4.78%) AngularJS
12 25 (4.42%) Web Services
13 22 (3.89%) ASP.NET MVC
14 21 (3.72%) SOAP
15 20 (3.54%) RESTful
16 19 (3.36%) React
17 17 (3.01%) HTML
17 17 (3.01%) PySpark
18 16 (2.83%) CSS
18 16 (2.83%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 52 (9.20%) Cloud Native
2 33 (5.84%) Legacy Systems
3 23 (4.07%) Data Structures
4 20 (3.54%) Greenfield Project
5 19 (3.36%) Public Cloud
6 17 (3.01%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (1.77%) Legacy Applications
7 10 (1.77%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.59%) Data Protection Act
8 9 (1.59%) Virtual Team
9 8 (1.42%) Algorithms
9 8 (1.42%) Enterprise Cloud
9 8 (1.42%) User Experience
10 6 (1.06%) Data Centre
11 5 (0.88%) PKI
11 5 (0.88%) Renewable Energy
11 5 (0.88%) Replication
12 4 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.53%) Derivative
13 3 (0.53%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 71 (12.57%) Windows
2 32 (5.66%) Linux
3 10 (1.77%) VMS
3 10 (1.77%) Windows Server
4 9 (1.59%) Unix
5 6 (1.06%) AIX
5 6 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.53%) Debian
6 3 (0.53%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.35%) Android
8 1 (0.18%) CentOS
8 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (43.54%) DevOps
2 209 (36.99%) Agile Software Development
3 186 (32.92%) Business Intelligence
4 151 (26.73%) Analytics
5 116 (20.53%) ETL
6 95 (16.81%) Microservices
7 91 (16.11%) Data Modelling
8 90 (15.93%) Scrum
9 82 (14.51%) Data Engineering
10 65 (11.50%) Software Engineering
11 58 (10.27%) Migration
12 56 (9.91%) Problem-Solving
13 54 (9.56%) Full Stack Development
14 51 (9.03%) SDLC
15 42 (7.43%) Infrastructure as Code
16 37 (6.55%) Test Automation
17 36 (6.37%) Continuous Improvement
18 35 (6.19%) Data Pipeline
19 34 (6.02%) Data Development
20 32 (5.66%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 536 (94.87%) SQL
2 178 (31.50%) C#
3 164 (29.03%) Python
4 108 (19.12%) T-SQL
5 72 (12.74%) PowerShell
6 69 (12.21%) JavaScript
7 49 (8.67%) PL/SQL
8 41 (7.26%) Go
9 38 (6.73%) C++
10 30 (5.31%) Java
10 30 (5.31%) Scala
11 22 (3.89%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 20 (3.54%) TypeScript
13 11 (1.95%) R
14 8 (1.42%) Bash Shell
14 8 (1.42%) PHP
15 7 (1.24%) Perl
16 5 (0.88%) Groovy
17 4 (0.71%) C
18 2 (0.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 27 (4.78%) Security Cleared
2 26 (4.60%) SC Cleared
3 21 (3.72%) Degree
4 13 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.35%) ISEB
6 2 (0.35%) MCSD
6 2 (0.35%) OCA
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.18%) MCSE
7 1 (0.18%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (5.84%) QA
2 28 (4.96%) Data Quality
3 11 (1.95%) GDPR
4 8 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (1.06%) Accessibility
6 5 (0.88%) COBIT
6 5 (0.88%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.71%) SLA
8 3 (0.53%) FedRAMP
9 2 (0.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.35%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.35%) SOC 2
9 2 (0.35%) WCAG
System Software
1 69 (12.21%) Active Directory
2 53 (9.38%) Docker
3 11 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (1.24%) HDFS
5 3 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.18%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Systems Management
1 99 (17.52%) Kubernetes
2 52 (9.20%) Terraform
3 8 (1.42%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 8 (1.42%) Ansible
4 6 (1.06%) Istio
5 4 (0.71%) Kibana
5 4 (0.71%) Puppet
5 4 (0.71%) Sysdig
6 3 (0.53%) Grafana
6 3 (0.53%) Opsgenie
6 3 (0.53%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.35%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.35%) logstash
7 2 (0.35%) MIIS
7 2 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.35%) Salt
8 1 (0.18%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 212 (37.52%) Microsoft
2 193 (34.16%) Databricks
3 72 (12.74%) Oracle
4 39 (6.90%) MuleSoft
5 34 (6.02%) SAP
6 15 (2.65%) Salesforce.com
7 13 (2.30%) Cisco
8 10 (1.77%) Cloudera
9 9 (1.59%) Google
10 8 (1.42%) Red Hat
11 7 (1.24%) Atlassian
11 7 (1.24%) Dynatrace
11 7 (1.24%) Splunk
12 5 (0.88%) Citrix
12 5 (0.88%) Software AG
13 4 (0.71%) BiZZdesign
14 3 (0.53%) Hortonworks
14 3 (0.53%) IBM
14 3 (0.53%) Meraki
14 3 (0.53%) New Relic