Period
to 13 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 13 April 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)
England > London
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 225 252 313
Rank change year-on-year +27 +61 +253
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 226 224 332
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.04% 0.91% 0.78%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.41% 3.78% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 177 259
10th Percentile £363 £413 £406
25th Percentile £459 £438 £431
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £625 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £618 £650
England median daily rate £488 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -2.50% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Median hourly rate £66.50 £72.50 £24.50
Median % change year-on-year -8.28% +195.92% -
England median hourly rate £66.50 £72.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year -8.28% +195.92% -51.00%

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 London with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 5,119 5,923 10,572
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 23.64% 24.14% 24.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,639 4,306 7,794
10th Percentile £363 £363 £363
25th Percentile £429 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £525
75th Percentile £625 £625 £606
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £488 £488
% change year-on-year +2.56% - +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 26 41
10th Percentile £20.00 £16.89 £20.00
25th Percentile £24.75 £23.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate £35.50 £30.00 £24.50
Median % change year-on-year +18.33% +22.45% -9.79%
75th Percentile £58.75 £48.41 £37.50
90th Percentile £68.00 £71.81 £56.50
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% -28.57% +16.67%

Azure SQL Database
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Azure SQL Database as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Azure SQL Database in London

Azure SQL Database
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Azure SQL Database in London.

Daily rate trend for Azure SQL Database in London

Azure SQL Database
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure SQL Database in London over the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Azure SQL Database in London

Azure SQL Database
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Azure SQL Database in London.

Hourly rate trend for Azure SQL Database in London

Azure SQL Database
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 13 April 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
Central London +9 12 £625 +21.07% 22
South London +30 1 £425 -5.56% 2
West London +23 1 - - 3
Azure SQL Database
England

For the 6 months to 13 April 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 London region with a requirement for Azure SQL Database.

1 226 (100.00%) Azure
2 212 (93.81%) SQL
3 97 (42.92%) C#
3 97 (42.92%) DevOps
4 92 (40.71%) .NET
5 77 (34.07%) Agile Software Development
6 75 (33.19%) Microservices
7 74 (32.74%) Python
8 72 (31.86%) Serverless
9 69 (30.53%) SQL Server
10 66 (29.20%) Azure Functions
11 62 (27.43%) T-SQL
12 60 (26.55%) Microsoft
12 60 (26.55%) Logic Apps
13 59 (26.11%) PowerShell
14 58 (25.66%) .NET Core
15 57 (25.22%) Kubernetes
16 49 (21.68%) Software Engineering
17 47 (20.80%) Cloud Native
18 46 (20.35%) AWS
18 46 (20.35%) Oracle
19 44 (19.47%) Azure Data Factory
19 44 (19.47%) SDLC
20 43 (19.03%) MongoDB
20 43 (19.03%) Data Development
20 43 (19.03%) PL/SQL
21 41 (18.14%) Power Platform
22 40 (17.70%) Terraform
22 40 (17.70%) Go
23 39 (17.26%) Data Engineering

Azure SQL Database
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 35 (15.49%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (1.77%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.33%) Apache
3 3 (1.33%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.33%) Apache Synapse
4 2 (0.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (0.88%) IIS
5 1 (0.44%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.44%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.44%) Confluence
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Fuse
5 1 (0.44%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (1.77%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 226 (100.00%) Azure
2 72 (31.86%) Serverless
3 66 (29.20%) Azure Functions
4 60 (26.55%) Logic Apps
5 46 (20.35%) AWS
6 44 (19.47%) Azure Data Factory
7 41 (18.14%) Power Platform
8 38 (16.81%) PaaS
9 34 (15.04%) AWS Lambda
10 25 (11.06%) IaaS
11 18 (7.96%) PowerApps
12 16 (7.08%) Power Automate
13 11 (4.87%) Azure Active Directory
14 7 (3.10%) Data Lake Analytics
15 5 (2.21%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 4 (1.77%) Microsoft 365
16 4 (1.77%) NuGet
16 4 (1.77%) OpenShift
17 3 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
18 2 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.65%) DNS
1 6 (2.65%) Firewall
2 4 (1.77%) Network Security
3 3 (1.33%) VPN
4 2 (0.88%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (0.88%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.44%) DHCP
5 1 (0.44%) DMZ
5 1 (0.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (30.53%) SQL Server
2 43 (19.03%) MongoDB
3 33 (14.60%) Cosmos DB
4 32 (14.16%) Data Lake
5 28 (12.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 27 (11.95%) Power BI
7 26 (11.50%) Data Warehouse
8 20 (8.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 15 (6.64%) OLTP
9 15 (6.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (5.31%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 9 (3.98%) NoSQL
12 8 (3.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 5 (2.21%) Amazon RDS
14 4 (1.77%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 4 (1.77%) Relational Database
15 3 (1.33%) Big Data
15 3 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
16 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database
16 2 (0.88%) Redis
Development Applications
1 29 (12.83%) Git (software)
2 15 (6.64%) Visual Studio Team System
3 7 (3.10%) Jenkins
3 7 (3.10%) JIRA
4 5 (2.21%) SonarQube
4 5 (2.21%) Visual Studio
4 5 (2.21%) webpack
5 4 (1.77%) git-flow
6 3 (1.33%) Bitbucket
6 3 (1.33%) Maven
7 2 (0.88%) Ant
7 2 (0.88%) ER Studio
7 2 (0.88%) GitLab
7 2 (0.88%) MSBuild
7 2 (0.88%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.44%) CF BOSH
8 1 (0.44%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.44%) GoCD
8 1 (0.44%) gulp
8 1 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 36 (15.93%) Finance
2 9 (3.98%) Public Sector
3 7 (3.10%) Retail
4 6 (2.65%) Front Office
5 5 (2.21%) Banking
6 4 (1.77%) Games
7 2 (0.88%) Military
7 2 (0.88%) Police
8 1 (0.44%) Automotive
8 1 (0.44%) Billing
Job Titles
1 92 (40.71%) Developer
2 52 (23.01%) Azure Engineer
3 42 (18.58%) Azure Developer
4 33 (14.60%) .NET Developer
5 30 (13.27%) Architect
6 26 (11.50%) DevOps Engineer
7 24 (10.62%) Azure Architect
7 24 (10.62%) Senior Developer
8 23 (10.18%) Data Engineer
9 20 (8.85%) Python Developer
10 19 (8.41%) Azure DevOps
10 19 (8.41%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 16 (7.08%) C# Developer
12 14 (6.19%) Senior Python Developer
13 12 (5.31%) Cloud Engineer
14 11 (4.87%) Python Engineer
15 10 (4.42%) Cloud Developer
15 10 (4.42%) Energy Trading Developer
16 9 (3.98%) .NET Architect
16 9 (3.98%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (40.71%) .NET
2 58 (25.66%) .NET Core
3 25 (11.06%) CSS
3 25 (11.06%) React
4 24 (10.62%) jQuery
5 21 (9.29%) AngularJS
6 20 (8.85%) .NET Framework
7 17 (7.52%) ASP.NET Web API
7 17 (7.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 16 (7.08%) Node.js
9 15 (6.64%) HTML
10 13 (5.75%) Entity Framework
11 12 (5.31%) JSON
11 12 (5.31%) Web Services
12 8 (3.54%) GraphQL
12 8 (3.54%) XML
13 7 (3.10%) ASP.NET
13 7 (3.10%) PySpark
14 6 (2.65%) RESTful
14 6 (2.65%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 47 (20.80%) Cloud Native
2 12 (5.31%) N-Tier
3 7 (3.10%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.10%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (2.21%) Data Structures
5 4 (1.77%) Taxonomies
6 3 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.88%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.88%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.88%) Reinsurance
7 2 (0.88%) Replication
8 1 (0.44%) Cyberattack
8 1 (0.44%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.44%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.44%) Over-the-Top Content
8 1 (0.44%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.44%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 25 (11.06%) Windows
2 12 (5.31%) Linux
3 8 (3.54%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (0.88%) Ubuntu
4 2 (0.88%) VMS
5 1 (0.44%) Alpine Linux
5 1 (0.44%) Debian
5 1 (0.44%) Unix
5 1 (0.44%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.44%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.44%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (42.92%) DevOps
2 77 (34.07%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (33.19%) Microservices
4 49 (21.68%) Software Engineering
5 44 (19.47%) SDLC
6 43 (19.03%) Data Development
7 39 (17.26%) Data Engineering
8 34 (15.04%) Test Automation
9 30 (13.27%) Business Intelligence
9 30 (13.27%) Deployment Automation
10 28 (12.39%) Continuous Improvement
11 27 (11.95%) Continuous Integration
12 26 (11.50%) Data Modelling
12 26 (11.50%) Unit Testing
13 25 (11.06%) Analytics
14 24 (10.62%) Scrum
15 22 (9.73%) Migration
15 22 (9.73%) SOA
16 20 (8.85%) MVC
17 19 (8.41%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 212 (93.81%) SQL
2 97 (42.92%) C#
3 74 (32.74%) Python
4 62 (27.43%) T-SQL
5 59 (26.11%) PowerShell
6 43 (19.03%) PL/SQL
7 40 (17.70%) Go
8 39 (17.26%) C++
9 35 (15.49%) JavaScript
10 20 (8.85%) Java
11 5 (2.21%) TypeScript
12 4 (1.77%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 4 (1.77%) Ruby
13 2 (0.88%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.88%) PHP
13 2 (0.88%) Scala
14 1 (0.44%) Groovy
14 1 (0.44%) Java 8
14 1 (0.44%) Perl
14 1 (0.44%) R
Qualifications
1 12 (5.31%) Security Cleared
2 9 (3.98%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.88%) ISEB
4 2 (0.88%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.44%) Degree
5 1 (0.44%) MCSE
5 1 (0.44%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.98%) QA
2 6 (2.65%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.77%) WCAG
4 2 (0.88%) GDPR
5 1 (0.44%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (13.27%) Docker
2 17 (7.52%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.77%) ISA Server
3 4 (1.77%) LXC
3 4 (1.77%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 57 (25.22%) Kubernetes
2 40 (17.70%) Terraform
3 17 (7.52%) Ansible
4 5 (2.21%) Puppet
5 2 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.44%) Istio
6 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.44%) SCCM
6 1 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 60 (26.55%) Microsoft
2 46 (20.35%) Oracle
3 36 (15.93%) MuleSoft
4 24 (10.62%) Databricks
5 3 (1.33%) VirtaMove
6 2 (0.88%) Adobe
6 2 (0.88%) AppDynamics
6 2 (0.88%) Cognos
6 2 (0.88%) SAP
6 2 (0.88%) Splunk
6 2 (0.88%) VMware
6 2 (0.88%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.44%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.44%) Citrix
7 1 (0.44%) Cognizant
7 1 (0.44%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.44%) Dynatrace
7 1 (0.44%) hybris
7 1 (0.44%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.44%) Zscaler