Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 255 274 324
Rank change year-on-year +19 +50 +185
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 310 119 299
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.03% 0.75% 0.74%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.27% 2.96% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 81 246
10th Percentile £413 £400 £413
25th Percentile £475 £438 £456
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +2.44%
75th Percentile £625 £551 £575
90th Percentile £650 £590 £638
England median daily rate £500 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £65.00 - -
England median hourly rate £65.00 - £66.25

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 7,254 4,027 10,279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 24.13% 25.37% 25.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,133 2,899 7,537
10th Percentile £388 £363 £363
25th Percentile £463 £438 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +0.96%
75th Percentile £650 £638 £608
90th Percentile £725 £725 £688
England median daily rate £517 £500 £480
% change year-on-year +3.40% +4.17% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 29 56
10th Percentile £11.00 £15.99 £15.55
25th Percentile £19.06 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate £28.31 £27.50 £24.58
Median % change year-on-year +2.95% +11.88% -18.07%
75th Percentile £44.78 £39.25 £43.75
90th Percentile £57.72 £49.20 £51.63
England median hourly rate £26.50 £24.85 £30.00
% change year-on-year +6.64% -17.17% -

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -32 25 £625 +25.13% 17
West London -4 2 £559 +12.88% 4
South London +21 1 £475 +5.56% 3
Azure SQL Database
England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 310 (100.00%) Azure
2 291 (93.87%) SQL
3 140 (45.16%) DevOps
4 115 (37.10%) Agile Software Development
5 112 (36.13%) Azure Data Factory
6 110 (35.48%) Python
7 109 (35.16%) C#
8 106 (34.19%) .NET
8 106 (34.19%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 105 (33.87%) Serverless
10 102 (32.90%) Microsoft
11 100 (32.26%) Azure Functions
12 99 (31.94%) Databricks
13 98 (31.61%) Data Lake
13 98 (31.61%) Power Platform
14 93 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
15 88 (28.39%) SQL Server
16 87 (28.06%) Power BI
17 82 (26.45%) Azure Storage
18 76 (24.52%) Analytics
18 76 (24.52%) T-SQL
19 69 (22.26%) Azure Logic Apps
20 67 (21.61%) Microservices
21 63 (20.32%) Kubernetes
22 61 (19.68%) Data Engineering
23 60 (19.35%) Data Modelling
24 57 (18.39%) Full Stack Development
25 55 (17.74%) Scrum
26 53 (17.10%) Cloud Native
27 52 (16.77%) AWS

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 39 (12.58%) BizTalk Server
2 28 (9.03%) Apache Spark
3 11 (3.55%) Apache
4 7 (2.26%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.61%) Apache Pig
6 4 (1.29%) SAS
6 4 (1.29%) Umbraco
7 3 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.65%) Confluence
9 1 (0.32%) nginx
9 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (0.97%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.65%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 310 (100.00%) Azure
2 112 (36.13%) Azure Data Factory
3 106 (34.19%) Azure Cosmos DB
4 105 (33.87%) Serverless
5 100 (32.26%) Azure Functions
6 98 (31.61%) Power Platform
7 82 (26.45%) Azure Storage
8 69 (22.26%) Azure Logic Apps
9 52 (16.77%) AWS
10 44 (14.19%) PaaS
11 41 (13.23%) Azure Synapse Analytics
12 40 (12.90%) AWS Lambda
13 29 (9.35%) Azure Service Bus
14 24 (7.74%) Azure Key Vault
15 23 (7.42%) Azure Active Directory
16 22 (7.10%) IaaS
17 20 (6.45%) PowerApps
18 14 (4.52%) Azure Event Grid
18 14 (4.52%) Dynamics 365
18 14 (4.52%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.90%) Firewall
2 8 (2.58%) Network Security
3 5 (1.61%) DNS
4 3 (0.97%) DHCP
4 3 (0.97%) FTP
4 3 (0.97%) VPN
5 2 (0.65%) Extranet
5 2 (0.65%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.32%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.32%) HTTP
6 1 (0.32%) Internet
6 1 (0.32%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (31.61%) Data Lake
2 88 (28.39%) SQL Server
3 87 (28.06%) Power BI
4 52 (16.77%) Data Warehouse
5 48 (15.48%) MongoDB
6 37 (11.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 27 (8.71%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 23 (7.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 22 (7.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 17 (5.48%) NoSQL
11 14 (4.52%) Big Data
12 13 (4.19%) Metadata
12 13 (4.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 10 (3.23%) Redis
14 8 (2.58%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 8 (2.58%) Relational Database
15 7 (2.26%) Hadoop
15 7 (2.26%) OLTP
15 7 (2.26%) SAP HANA
16 6 (1.94%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 39 (12.58%) Git (software)
2 13 (4.19%) Visual Studio
3 11 (3.55%) Jenkins
4 10 (3.23%) Visual Studio Team System
5 8 (2.58%) JIRA
6 5 (1.61%) webpack
7 4 (1.29%) ER Studio
7 4 (1.29%) gulp
8 3 (0.97%) ERwin
8 3 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.97%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.97%) Subversion
8 3 (0.97%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.65%) Ant
9 2 (0.65%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.65%) git-flow
9 2 (0.65%) Maven
9 2 (0.65%) MSBuild
9 2 (0.65%) NUnit
9 2 (0.65%) PowerDesigner
General
1 45 (14.52%) Finance
2 37 (11.94%) Social Skills
3 14 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.87%) Public Sector
5 10 (3.23%) Banking
5 10 (3.23%) Retail
6 5 (1.61%) Presentation Skills
7 4 (1.29%) Documentation Skills
7 4 (1.29%) Front Office
7 4 (1.29%) Games
8 2 (0.65%) Automotive
8 2 (0.65%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.65%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.65%) Law
8 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.65%) Marketing
8 2 (0.65%) Military
8 2 (0.65%) Police
9 1 (0.32%) Influencing Skills
9 1 (0.32%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 116 (37.42%) Developer
2 76 (24.52%) Azure Engineer
3 50 (16.13%) Data Engineer
4 48 (15.48%) Azure Developer
5 47 (15.16%) Architect
6 34 (10.97%) C# Developer
7 32 (10.32%) Azure Architect
8 31 (10.00%) .NET Developer
9 24 (7.74%) DevOps Engineer
10 22 (7.10%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 20 (6.45%) Solutions Architect
12 19 (6.13%) Data Architect
13 15 (4.84%) Python Engineer
13 15 (4.84%) Senior Developer
14 14 (4.52%) Energy Trading Developer
15 13 (4.19%) Python Developer
16 12 (3.87%) Azure DevOps
16 12 (3.87%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 12 (3.87%) C# .NET Developer
17 10 (3.23%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (34.19%) .NET
2 51 (16.45%) .NET Core
3 23 (7.42%) REST
4 22 (7.10%) AngularJS
5 18 (5.81%) .NET Framework
5 18 (5.81%) Kafka
6 17 (5.48%) ASP.NET
7 16 (5.16%) Web Services
8 14 (4.52%) PySpark
9 13 (4.19%) React
9 13 (4.19%) RESTful
10 11 (3.55%) ASP.NET Web API
11 10 (3.23%) HTML
12 9 (2.90%) JSON
13 8 (2.58%) CSS
13 8 (2.58%) Node.js
13 8 (2.58%) SOAP
14 7 (2.26%) ASP.NET MVC
14 7 (2.26%) Entity Framework
14 7 (2.26%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 53 (17.10%) Cloud Native
2 32 (10.32%) Legacy Systems
3 14 (4.52%) Data Structures
4 7 (2.26%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (2.26%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.94%) Algorithms
6 5 (1.61%) Enterprise Cloud
6 5 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.61%) Legacy Applications
7 4 (1.29%) Derivative
7 4 (1.29%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.29%) Taxonomies
8 3 (0.97%) Renewable Energy
8 3 (0.97%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.65%) BYOD
9 2 (0.65%) Cybercrime
9 2 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.65%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.65%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 42 (13.55%) Windows
2 17 (5.48%) Linux
3 8 (2.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (1.61%) Ubuntu
5 4 (1.29%) Debian
6 3 (0.97%) Unix
6 3 (0.97%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.65%) VMS
8 1 (0.32%) Alpine Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (45.16%) DevOps
2 115 (37.10%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
4 76 (24.52%) Analytics
5 67 (21.61%) Microservices
6 61 (19.68%) Data Engineering
7 60 (19.35%) Data Modelling
8 57 (18.39%) Full Stack Development
9 55 (17.74%) Scrum
10 51 (16.45%) Software Engineering
11 44 (14.19%) Data Development
12 42 (13.55%) SDLC
13 38 (12.26%) ETL
14 35 (11.29%) Continuous Improvement
15 31 (10.00%) Infrastructure as Code
16 26 (8.39%) Problem-Solving
17 24 (7.74%) Migration
17 24 (7.74%) Test Automation
18 22 (7.10%) Deployment Automation
19 19 (6.13%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 291 (93.87%) SQL
2 110 (35.48%) Python
3 109 (35.16%) C#
4 76 (24.52%) T-SQL
5 48 (15.48%) Go
5 48 (15.48%) PowerShell
6 46 (14.84%) PL/SQL
7 43 (13.87%) C++
8 37 (11.94%) JavaScript
9 19 (6.13%) Java
10 12 (3.87%) Scala
10 12 (3.87%) TypeScript
11 10 (3.23%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 5 (1.61%) Perl
12 5 (1.61%) PHP
12 5 (1.61%) R
13 4 (1.29%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.97%) Groovy
14 3 (0.97%) Ruby
15 2 (0.65%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (5.48%) Security Cleared
2 15 (4.84%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.58%) Degree
4 5 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.32%) ISEB
6 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.32%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.84%) Data Quality
2 14 (4.52%) QA
3 7 (2.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (1.94%) Accessibility
5 4 (1.29%) WCAG
6 1 (0.32%) GDPR
6 1 (0.32%) SOC 2
System Software
1 27 (8.71%) Docker
2 20 (6.45%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.29%) ISA Server
4 3 (0.97%) HDFS
5 2 (0.65%) LXC
5 2 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.32%) XenApp
6 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 63 (20.32%) Kubernetes
2 40 (12.90%) Terraform
3 15 (4.84%) Ansible
4 3 (0.97%) Istio
4 3 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.97%) Puppet
5 2 (0.65%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 2 (0.65%) Grafana
5 2 (0.65%) Kibana
5 2 (0.65%) logstash
5 2 (0.65%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.32%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.32%) Salt
6 1 (0.32%) SCCM
Vendors
1 102 (32.90%) Microsoft
2 99 (31.94%) Databricks
3 50 (16.13%) Oracle
4 44 (14.19%) MuleSoft
5 13 (4.19%) SAP
6 9 (2.90%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (1.94%) Cloudera
8 5 (1.61%) Dynatrace
9 4 (1.29%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.97%) Splunk
10 3 (0.97%) VMware
11 2 (0.65%) BiZZdesign
11 2 (0.65%) Citrix
11 2 (0.65%) Hortonworks
11 2 (0.65%) IBM
11 2 (0.65%) Informatica
11 2 (0.65%) StreamSets
11 2 (0.65%) Workday
11 2 (0.65%) Xamarin
12 1 (0.32%) CA