Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 358 498 727
Rank change year-on-year +140 +229 +41
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 500 397 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.65% 0.42% 0.14%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.04% 1.86% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 302 90
England median daily rate £475 £494 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.80% +12.22% -9.74%
10th Percentile £362 £363 £313
90th Percentile £625 £638 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year - +11.76% -11.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 0
England median hourly rate £72.50 £47.42 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.90% - -
UK median hourly rate £72.50 £47.42 -
% change year-on-year +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 16,465 21,367 20,614
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.53% 22.63% 22.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,243 15,027 14,270
England median daily rate £475 £475 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.83% +7.65%
10th Percentile £325 £318 £313
90th Percentile £667 £644 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 221 261
England median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £13.99 £14.38 £14.25
90th Percentile £72.50 £57.50 £56.75
UK median hourly rate £32.58 £33.50 £31.15
% change year-on-year -2.75% +7.54% +10.54%

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 19 November 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 +79 247 £500 -4.76% 32
South East +114 125 £450 - 16
North of England +39 52 £450 +5.88% 8
Midlands +69 49 £463 +23.33% 9
West Midlands +52 40 £475 +26.67% 6
North West 0 27 £413 +3.13% 4
Yorkshire +48 22 £575 +39.39% 4
South West -13 16 £575 +32.95% 3
East of England +41 13 £475 +5.56% 4
East Midlands +27 9 £350 -17.65% 3
North East +15 3 £493 +3.68%
Azure SQL Database
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 500 (100.00%) Azure
2 475 (95.00%) SQL
3 233 (46.60%) Microsoft
4 222 (44.40%) SQL Server
5 179 (35.80%) C#
6 175 (35.00%) Data Warehouse
7 164 (32.80%) Azure Data Factory
8 156 (31.20%) .NET
9 155 (31.00%) Business Intelligence
10 142 (28.40%) Power Platform
11 140 (28.00%) Power BI
12 130 (26.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 127 (25.40%) Agile Software Development
14 120 (24.00%) ETL
14 120 (24.00%) Data Lake
15 117 (23.40%) DevOps
16 113 (22.60%) Analytics
17 112 (22.40%) PowerShell
18 102 (20.40%) Serverless
19 92 (18.40%) Cosmos DB
20 91 (18.20%) Databricks
20 91 (18.20%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
21 90 (18.00%) Active Directory
22 89 (17.80%) Python
22 89 (17.80%) T-SQL
22 89 (17.80%) Azure Active Directory
23 80 (16.00%) TDD
24 73 (14.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 72 (14.40%) PaaS
25 72 (14.40%) Finance

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 30 (6.00%) SharePoint
2 26 (5.20%) Apache Spark
3 15 (3.00%) Confluence
4 10 (2.00%) IIS
5 7 (1.40%) ArcGIS
5 7 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (1.40%) CMS
5 7 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (0.80%) Apache
7 3 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.60%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.40%) SAS
9 1 (0.20%) Mule
9 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.20%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
1 12 (2.40%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.20%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.60%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 2 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.40%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.40%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.20%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 500 (100.00%) Azure
2 164 (32.80%) Azure Data Factory
3 142 (28.40%) Power Platform
4 102 (20.40%) Serverless
5 89 (17.80%) Azure Active Directory
6 72 (14.40%) Azure Functions
6 72 (14.40%) PaaS
7 56 (11.20%) IaaS
8 43 (8.60%) AWS
9 42 (8.40%) SaaS
10 37 (7.40%) Data Lake Analytics
11 30 (6.00%) Office 365
12 27 (5.40%) GitHub
13 14 (2.80%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 12 (2.40%) Azure Machine Learning
15 9 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
16 6 (1.20%) GCP
16 6 (1.20%) PowerApps
17 4 (0.80%) Azure Stack
17 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 41 (8.20%) DNS
2 31 (6.20%) Firewall
3 22 (4.40%) VPN
4 19 (3.80%) Internet
5 15 (3.00%) TCP/IP
6 14 (2.80%) NAS
6 14 (2.80%) Reverse Proxy
6 14 (2.80%) SAN
7 6 (1.20%) Network Security
8 5 (1.00%) SSL
9 4 (0.80%) DHCP
10 3 (0.60%) HTTP
11 2 (0.40%) Extranet
11 2 (0.40%) Intranet
11 2 (0.40%) NetScaler
12 1 (0.20%) FTP
12 1 (0.20%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.20%) SMTP
12 1 (0.20%) Software-Defined Networking
12 1 (0.20%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (44.40%) SQL Server
2 175 (35.00%) Data Warehouse
3 140 (28.00%) Power BI
4 130 (26.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 120 (24.00%) Data Lake
6 92 (18.40%) Cosmos DB
7 91 (18.20%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 73 (14.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 66 (13.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 48 (9.60%) Relational Database
11 38 (7.60%) Redis
12 34 (6.80%) Big Data
13 20 (4.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 18 (3.60%) MySQL
15 16 (3.20%) PowerPivot
15 16 (3.20%) SQL Server 2016
15 16 (3.20%) SQL Server 2017
15 16 (3.20%) SSDT
16 15 (3.00%) HDInsight
16 15 (3.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 44 (8.80%) Visual Studio
2 43 (8.60%) Git (software)
2 43 (8.60%) Visual Studio Team System
3 20 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 19 (3.80%) Jenkins
5 15 (3.00%) JIRA
6 14 (2.80%) SpecFlow
7 10 (2.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 10 (2.00%) Visual Studio Code
8 8 (1.60%) tSQLt
9 7 (1.40%) NUnit
9 7 (1.40%) Selenium
9 7 (1.40%) Subversion
10 6 (1.20%) MSTest
11 5 (1.00%) Mocha
12 4 (0.80%) Bitbucket
12 4 (0.80%) ER Studio
12 4 (0.80%) ERwin
13 3 (0.60%) Karma Test Runner
13 3 (0.60%) Sinon.JS
General
1 72 (14.40%) Finance
2 21 (4.20%) Retail
3 14 (2.80%) Public Sector
4 12 (2.40%) Legal
5 8 (1.60%) Banking
6 6 (1.20%) Marketing
7 5 (1.00%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.60%) Local Government
9 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.20%) Back Office
9 1 (0.20%) Billing
9 1 (0.20%) Law
9 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 204 (40.80%) Developer
2 89 (17.80%) Azure Developer
2 89 (17.80%) Azure Engineer
3 66 (13.20%) Architect
4 50 (10.00%) .NET Developer
5 45 (9.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 42 (8.40%) Data Engineer
6 42 (8.40%) SQL Developer
7 36 (7.20%) Azure Architect
8 28 (5.60%) Consultant
9 27 (5.40%) DevOps Engineer
10 25 (5.00%) C# Developer
11 24 (4.80%) Azure DevOps
12 21 (4.20%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 21 (4.20%) Data Architect
13 19 (3.80%) Lead Developer
14 18 (3.60%) Azure Consultant
15 17 (3.40%) Analyst
15 17 (3.40%) Cloud Engineer
15 17 (3.40%) Power BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (31.20%) .NET
2 62 (12.40%) .NET Core
3 55 (11.00%) .NET Framework
3 55 (11.00%) JSON
4 53 (10.60%) XML
5 50 (10.00%) AngularJS
6 46 (9.20%) ASP.NET
7 40 (8.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 37 (7.40%) REST
9 31 (6.20%) MDX
10 29 (5.80%) Entity Framework
10 29 (5.80%) Web Services
11 27 (5.40%) React
12 26 (5.20%) RESTful
13 19 (3.80%) HTML
14 17 (3.40%) ASP.NET MVC
14 17 (3.40%) CSS
15 16 (3.20%) LINQ
16 12 (2.40%) Node.js
16 12 (2.40%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 45 (9.00%) Enterprise Software
2 33 (6.60%) Greenfield Project
3 20 (4.00%) Public Cloud
4 17 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (3.40%) Linux Command Line
5 14 (2.80%) Replication
6 10 (2.00%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.40%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (1.40%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.20%) Clustering
8 6 (1.20%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.20%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.20%) Smartphone
9 4 (0.80%) NHS
9 4 (0.80%) User Experience
10 3 (0.60%) iPad
10 3 (0.60%) Life Science
11 2 (0.40%) PMI
11 2 (0.40%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 60 (12.00%) Windows
2 23 (4.60%) Linux
2 23 (4.60%) VMS
2 23 (4.60%) Windows Server
3 22 (4.40%) Windows 10
4 13 (2.60%) Android
5 10 (2.00%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.20%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.80%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.20%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (31.00%) Business Intelligence
2 127 (25.40%) Agile Software Development
3 120 (24.00%) ETL
4 117 (23.40%) DevOps
5 113 (22.60%) Analytics
6 80 (16.00%) TDD
7 61 (12.20%) Migration
8 59 (11.80%) Microservices
9 56 (11.20%) Data Modelling
10 40 (8.00%) Scrum
11 38 (7.60%) Test Automation
12 37 (7.40%) Mentoring
13 36 (7.20%) Computer Science
14 32 (6.40%) Data Integration
15 31 (6.20%) Visualisation
16 30 (6.00%) Dimensional Modelling
17 29 (5.80%) BDD
17 29 (5.80%) Continuous Integration
17 29 (5.80%) MVC
18 28 (5.60%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 475 (95.00%) SQL
2 179 (35.80%) C#
3 112 (22.40%) PowerShell
4 89 (17.80%) Python
4 89 (17.80%) T-SQL
5 65 (13.00%) JavaScript
6 31 (6.20%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 20 (4.00%) Java
7 20 (4.00%) Scala
8 18 (3.60%) R
9 15 (3.00%) Bash Shell
10 11 (2.20%) U-SQL
11 9 (1.80%) TypeScript
12 6 (1.20%) Ruby
13 5 (1.00%) Go
14 4 (0.80%) PHP
15 3 (0.60%) ES8
15 3 (0.60%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.60%) VBScript
16 2 (0.40%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (8.40%) Degree
2 39 (7.80%) Security Cleared
3 38 (7.60%) SC Cleared
4 21 (4.20%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (2.80%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (1.40%) DBS Check
6 7 (1.40%) MCSA
6 7 (1.40%) MCSE
7 6 (1.20%) TOGAF Certification
8 5 (1.00%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.60%) MCDBA
9 3 (0.60%) MCITP
10 2 (0.40%) CEH
10 2 (0.40%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.20%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.20%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.20%) QA
2 10 (2.00%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.80%) GDPR
4 4 (0.80%) NCSC
5 3 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.60%) SLA
6 1 (0.20%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.20%) NIST
6 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.20%) PMO
6 1 (0.20%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 90 (18.00%) Active Directory
2 50 (10.00%) Docker
3 37 (7.40%) Virtual Machines
4 15 (3.00%) Hyper-V
4 15 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.80%) LXC
6 3 (0.60%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.40%) XenApp
8 1 (0.20%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 46 (9.20%) Kubernetes
2 19 (3.80%) Microsoft Intune
3 16 (3.20%) Terraform
4 15 (3.00%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (3.00%) Puppet
5 8 (1.60%) Ansible
6 6 (1.20%) SCOM
7 5 (1.00%) SCCM
7 5 (1.00%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.40%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.40%) MIIS
8 2 (0.40%) Salt
9 1 (0.20%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.20%) SCSM
9 1 (0.20%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 233 (46.60%) Microsoft
2 91 (18.20%) Databricks
3 49 (9.80%) Oracle
4 28 (5.60%) Xamarin
5 15 (3.00%) VMware
6 13 (2.60%) SAP
6 13 (2.60%) Tableau
7 12 (2.40%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (2.00%) Informatica
9 9 (1.80%) Alteryx
9 9 (1.80%) Talend
10 8 (1.60%) Atlassian
11 7 (1.40%) StreamSets
12 6 (1.20%) Ab Initio
13 5 (1.00%) Citrix
13 5 (1.00%) Google
14 4 (0.80%) ESRI
14 4 (0.80%) JD Edwards
14 4 (0.80%) MuleSoft
15 3 (0.60%) Sparx