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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 4 July 2022 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
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 409 294 332
Rank change year-on-year -115 +38 +80
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 411 452 254
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.57% 0.86% 0.69%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.94% 4.01% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 291 185
10th Percentile £371 £375 £360
25th Percentile £431 £425 £419
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £539 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.75% +5.26% -5.00%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £550
90th Percentile £725 £643 £600
UK median daily rate £539 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +7.75% +5.26% -3.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £65.00 -
UK median hourly rate - £48.50 -

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 13,993 11,259 8,369
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.29% 21.35% 22.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,147 7,834 5,923
10th Percentile £375 £325 £330
25th Percentile £450 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £506 £500
Median % change year-on-year +8.67% +1.23% +4.17%
75th Percentile £675 £613 £600
90th Percentile £763 £700 £688
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 172 115
10th Percentile £14.25 £11.54 £14.25
25th Percentile £21.25 £19.00 £18.85
Median hourly rate £37.80 £24.80 £25.50
Median % change year-on-year +52.42% -2.75% -17.74%
75th Percentile £63.30 £45.25 £46.00
90th Percentile £75.00 £64.43 £63.43
UK median hourly rate £37.80 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +42.64% +6.00% -16.67%

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 4 July 2022.

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 4 July 2022. 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
Jobs
London -97 261 £538 +2.38% 52
South East -41 34 £525 +5.00% 15
North of England -50 33 £550 +26.80% 13
Midlands -34 31 £525 +5.00% 14
North West -16 30 £575 +35.29% 8
West Midlands -26 25 £500 - 9
South West -11 12 £465 +3.33% 8
East of England -15 12 £625 +72.41% 8
East Midlands -22 6 £613 +22.50% 5
Yorkshire -37 2 £444 +3.80% 5
North East -13 1 - -
Azure SQL Database
UK

For the 6 months to 4 July 2022, 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.

1 411 (100.00%) Azure
2 393 (95.62%) SQL
3 202 (49.15%) DevOps
4 176 (42.82%) SQL Server
5 169 (41.12%) Azure Data Factory
6 168 (40.88%) Microsoft
7 151 (36.74%) Business Intelligence
7 151 (36.74%) Power Platform
8 141 (34.31%) Azure DevOps
9 140 (34.06%) Power BI
10 131 (31.87%) Agile
11 127 (30.90%) C#
12 122 (29.68%) CI/CD
13 114 (27.74%) Analytics
14 110 (26.76%) .NET
15 109 (26.52%) Python
16 108 (26.28%) Databricks
17 107 (26.03%) Data Lake
18 100 (24.33%) PowerShell
19 95 (23.11%) Data Warehouse
20 83 (20.19%) T-SQL
21 80 (19.46%) Serverless
21 80 (19.46%) Microservices
22 79 (19.22%) AWS
23 74 (18.00%) ETL
24 72 (17.52%) Social Skills
25 71 (17.27%) Azure Functions
26 66 (16.06%) Azure Synapse Analytics
27 65 (15.82%) Azure Cosmos DB
28 63 (15.33%) 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 27 (6.57%) Apache Spark
2 15 (3.65%) SharePoint
3 14 (3.41%) BizTalk Server
3 14 (3.41%) Confluence
4 11 (2.68%) Apache Pig
5 6 (1.46%) Apache Airflow
6 4 (0.97%) CMS
6 4 (0.97%) IIS
6 4 (0.97%) Jupyter
7 3 (0.73%) Apache
7 3 (0.73%) Kentico
7 3 (0.73%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.24%) JBoss
8 1 (0.24%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.24%) SAS
8 1 (0.24%) ThingWorx
8 1 (0.24%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (1.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.73%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.49%) Carpe Diem
3 2 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.49%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.24%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.24%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 411 (100.00%) Azure
2 169 (41.12%) Azure Data Factory
3 151 (36.74%) Power Platform
4 141 (34.31%) Azure DevOps
5 80 (19.46%) Serverless
6 79 (19.22%) AWS
7 71 (17.27%) Azure Functions
8 66 (16.06%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 65 (15.82%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 61 (14.84%) PaaS
11 51 (12.41%) Azure Logic Apps
11 51 (12.41%) Azure Storage
12 44 (10.71%) Azure Service Bus
13 43 (10.46%) Azure AKS
14 38 (9.25%) Azure Monitor
15 34 (8.27%) Azure Active Directory
16 32 (7.79%) Azure Key Vault
17 29 (7.06%) IaaS
18 23 (5.60%) Azure App Service
19 19 (4.62%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.14%) DNS
2 14 (3.41%) Firewall
3 9 (2.19%) Network Security
4 7 (1.70%) VPN
4 7 (1.70%) WAN
5 6 (1.46%) FTP
5 6 (1.46%) LAN
6 5 (1.22%) DHCP
7 2 (0.49%) BGP
7 2 (0.49%) HTTP
7 2 (0.49%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (0.49%) SAN
7 2 (0.49%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.24%) AMQP
8 1 (0.24%) Internet
8 1 (0.24%) Modbus
8 1 (0.24%) MPLS
8 1 (0.24%) PBX
8 1 (0.24%) SSL
8 1 (0.24%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (42.82%) SQL Server
2 140 (34.06%) Power BI
3 107 (26.03%) Data Lake
4 95 (23.11%) Data Warehouse
5 60 (14.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 45 (10.95%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 35 (8.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 34 (8.27%) Big Data
9 30 (7.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 26 (6.33%) PostgreSQL
11 25 (6.08%) MongoDB
12 23 (5.60%) NoSQL
13 18 (4.38%) Relational Database
14 17 (4.14%) MySQL
15 15 (3.65%) Power Query
15 15 (3.65%) SAP HANA
16 13 (3.16%) Amazon RDS
16 13 (3.16%) Metadata
16 13 (3.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 13 (3.16%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 52 (12.65%) Git (software)
2 29 (7.06%) Visual Studio
3 28 (6.81%) JIRA
4 13 (3.16%) Jenkins
5 11 (2.68%) Selenium
5 11 (2.68%) SpecFlow
6 10 (2.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 9 (2.19%) ERwin
7 9 (2.19%) GitLab
7 9 (2.19%) PowerDesigner
8 8 (1.95%) SonarQube
8 8 (1.95%) Visual Studio Team System
9 7 (1.70%) ER Studio
9 7 (1.70%) Visual Studio Code
10 6 (1.46%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (1.22%) Cypress.io
11 5 (1.22%) Jasmine
11 5 (1.22%) JMeter
11 5 (1.22%) Katalon Studio
11 5 (1.22%) MSTest
General
1 72 (17.52%) Social Skills
2 49 (11.92%) Finance
3 33 (8.03%) Public Sector
4 21 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (2.43%) Presentation Skills
6 9 (2.19%) Banking
6 9 (2.19%) Marketing
6 9 (2.19%) Retail
7 8 (1.95%) Legal
8 6 (1.46%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.46%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.22%) Electronics
9 5 (1.22%) Law
10 4 (0.97%) Organisational Skills
10 4 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.73%) Advertising
11 3 (0.73%) Documentation Skills
11 3 (0.73%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 2 (0.49%) Automotive
12 2 (0.49%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 128 (31.14%) Developer
2 79 (19.22%) Data Engineer
3 69 (16.79%) Azure Engineer
4 68 (16.55%) Architect
5 51 (12.41%) Azure Developer
6 38 (9.25%) .NET Developer
6 38 (9.25%) Azure Data Engineer
7 31 (7.54%) Solutions Architect
8 28 (6.81%) DevOps Engineer
8 28 (6.81%) SQL Developer
9 27 (6.57%) C# Developer
10 26 (6.33%) Azure Architect
11 22 (5.35%) Data Architect
12 21 (5.11%) Cloud Engineer
13 19 (4.62%) Analyst
14 15 (3.65%) DBA
15 14 (3.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 12 (2.92%) Azure DevOps Engineer
16 12 (2.92%) C# .NET Developer
16 12 (2.92%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (26.76%) .NET
2 39 (9.49%) .NET Core
3 37 (9.00%) .NET Framework
4 32 (7.79%) ASP.NET
4 32 (7.79%) React
5 31 (7.54%) REST
6 23 (5.60%) RESTful
7 22 (5.35%) Entity Framework
8 21 (5.11%) JSON
9 20 (4.87%) ASP.NET Web API
10 17 (4.14%) HTML
11 16 (3.89%) AngularJS
12 15 (3.65%) ASP.NET Core
12 15 (3.65%) Kafka
12 15 (3.65%) Web Services
13 14 (3.41%) CSS
14 13 (3.16%) YAML
15 11 (2.68%) ARM Templates
15 11 (2.68%) ASP.NET MVC
15 11 (2.68%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 36 (8.76%) Cloud Native
2 19 (4.62%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (3.16%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (2.43%) Data Structures
5 9 (2.19%) Legacy Systems
6 8 (1.95%) Public Cloud
7 7 (1.70%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (1.70%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.70%) Reference Data
7 7 (1.70%) Replication
8 5 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.22%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (1.22%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.22%) Social Media
9 4 (0.97%) Algorithms
9 4 (0.97%) Clustering
9 4 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (0.97%) IoT
9 4 (0.97%) Legacy Applications
9 4 (0.97%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 38 (9.25%) Windows
2 23 (5.60%) Linux
3 8 (1.95%) Debian
3 8 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (1.95%) Ubuntu
4 6 (1.46%) VMS
5 5 (1.22%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.49%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.49%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.24%) AIX
7 1 (0.24%) Android
7 1 (0.24%) Unix
7 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (49.15%) DevOps
2 151 (36.74%) Business Intelligence
3 131 (31.87%) Agile
4 122 (29.68%) CI/CD
5 114 (27.74%) Analytics
6 80 (19.46%) Microservices
7 74 (18.00%) ETL
8 58 (14.11%) Migration
9 57 (13.87%) Data Modelling
10 43 (10.46%) Scrum
11 39 (9.49%) TDD
12 32 (7.79%) Continuous Integration
13 31 (7.54%) Data Engineering
14 30 (7.30%) SDLC
15 28 (6.81%) Full Stack Development
15 28 (6.81%) Infrastructure as Code
16 27 (6.57%) Kanban
17 26 (6.33%) Data Integration
18 25 (6.08%) Data Analytics
19 24 (5.84%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 393 (95.62%) SQL
2 127 (30.90%) C#
3 109 (26.52%) Python
4 100 (24.33%) PowerShell
5 83 (20.19%) T-SQL
6 50 (12.17%) JavaScript
7 39 (9.49%) Java
8 28 (6.81%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 22 (5.35%) Go
10 20 (4.87%) Bash
11 15 (3.65%) C++
11 15 (3.65%) TypeScript
12 13 (3.16%) PL/SQL
13 12 (2.92%) PHP
14 8 (1.95%) Perl
15 7 (1.70%) Bicep
16 6 (1.46%) Scala
17 4 (0.97%) F#
17 4 (0.97%) Groovy
17 4 (0.97%) R
Qualifications
1 32 (7.79%) Security Cleared
2 25 (6.08%) SC Cleared
3 8 (1.95%) Degree
4 6 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.73%) DBS Check
5 3 (0.73%) MCSA
6 2 (0.49%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.49%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.49%) MCSE
7 1 (0.24%) CSPO
7 1 (0.24%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.11%) Data Quality
2 10 (2.43%) QA
3 5 (1.22%) GDPR
4 2 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.49%) SLA
5 1 (0.24%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.24%) COBIT
5 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (8.52%) Active Directory
2 23 (5.60%) Docker
3 20 (4.87%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (1.22%) HDFS
4 5 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.24%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
6 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.24%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 63 (15.33%) Kubernetes
2 51 (12.41%) Terraform
3 20 (4.87%) Ansible
4 13 (3.16%) Puppet
5 12 (2.92%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (2.43%) Istio
7 5 (1.22%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (1.22%) Opsgenie
8 4 (0.97%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 4 (0.97%) Prometheus
9 3 (0.73%) Grafana
9 3 (0.73%) SCCM
10 2 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.24%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.24%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.24%) Kibana
11 1 (0.24%) Kubeflow
11 1 (0.24%) logstash
11 1 (0.24%) Sysprep
11 1 (0.24%) WSUS
Vendors
1 168 (40.88%) Microsoft
2 108 (26.28%) Databricks
3 35 (8.52%) Oracle
4 31 (7.54%) SAP
5 18 (4.38%) MuleSoft
6 15 (3.65%) Salesforce.com
7 11 (2.68%) VMware
8 10 (2.43%) Google
9 9 (2.19%) BiZZdesign
9 9 (2.19%) Red Hat
10 8 (1.95%) Cloudera
11 7 (1.70%) IBM
11 7 (1.70%) New Relic
12 4 (0.97%) AppDynamics
12 4 (0.97%) Atlassian
12 4 (0.97%) Talend
12 4 (0.97%) Teradata
13 3 (0.73%) Cognos
13 3 (0.73%) Netezza
14 2 (0.49%) Cisco