Period
to 22 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 22 July 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)
South East > Kent
6 months to
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 42 47 -
Rank change year-on-year +5 - +74
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 15 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.84% 1.30% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 11.81% 8.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 0
Kent median daily rate £400 £396 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.95% - -
South East median daily rate £430 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -9.47% +11.76% -8.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £66.25 £50.00 -
% change year-on-year +32.50% - -

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 Kent with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 127 71 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 24.05% 15.37% 20.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 50 81
Kent median daily rate £416 £410 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.52% +21.48% -13.46%
10th Percentile £292 £337 £201
90th Percentile £630 £538 £419
South East median daily rate £450 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% +5.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Kent median hourly rate - - £62.00
South East median hourly rate £47.69 £40.50 £19.66
% change year-on-year +17.75% +106.00% -44.62%

Azure SQL Database
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing Azure SQL Database as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for Azure SQL Database in Kent

Azure SQL Database
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database in Kent.

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure SQL Database in Kent

Azure SQL Database
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure SQL Database in Kent over the 6 months to 22 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure SQL Database in Kent

Azure SQL Database
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 6 months to 22 July 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
Maidstone - 8 £425 -
West Malling -3 5 £375 -16.67%
Rochester - 1 - -
Azure SQL Database
South East

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 Kent region with a requirement for Azure SQL Database.

1 15 (100.00%) SQL
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (73.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (73.33%) T-SQL
2 11 (73.33%) SQL Server
2 11 (73.33%) Validation
3 9 (60.00%) Power Platform
4 8 (53.33%) Power BI
4 8 (53.33%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (53.33%) ETL
4 8 (53.33%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (46.67%) Relational Database
6 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
6 5 (33.33%) MCSE
6 5 (33.33%) MCSA
6 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (26.67%) Migration
7 4 (26.67%) PaaS
7 4 (26.67%) SSDT
8 3 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
8 3 (20.00%) NuGet
8 3 (20.00%) IaaS
8 3 (20.00%) Bower
8 3 (20.00%) Docker
8 3 (20.00%) DevOps
8 3 (20.00%) Microservices
8 3 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (20.00%) SDLC

Azure SQL Database
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Cloud Services
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (60.00%) Power Platform
3 4 (26.67%) PaaS
4 3 (20.00%) Azure Data Factory
4 3 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (20.00%) IaaS
4 3 (20.00%) npm
4 3 (20.00%) NuGet
5 1 (6.67%) PowerApps
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (73.33%) SQL Server
1 11 (73.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (53.33%) Power BI
3 7 (46.67%) Relational Database
4 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (26.67%) SSDT
6 3 (20.00%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Bower
1 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Database Engineer
1 11 (73.33%) Senior Database Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Azure DevOps
2 3 (20.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Azure Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) PowerShell Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Platform Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Azure Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Azure Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Azure Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior DevOps
4 1 (6.67%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) .NET
1 3 (20.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Validation
2 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (53.33%) ETL
2 8 (53.33%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (26.67%) Migration
4 3 (20.00%) Commercial Awareness
4 3 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (20.00%) Data Validation
4 3 (20.00%) DevOps
4 3 (20.00%) Information Security
4 3 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Microservices
4 3 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (20.00%) Task Automation
4 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) SQL
2 11 (73.33%) T-SQL
3 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) MCSA
1 5 (33.33%) MCSE
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (20.00%) Puppet
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft