Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 554 558 537
Rank change year-on-year +4 -21 +36
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 72 61 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.15% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.65% 0.58% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 45 73
London median daily rate £450 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +17.65% -
10th Percentile £313 £358 £343
90th Percentile £575 £575 £500
England median daily rate £443 £488 £425
% change year-on-year -9.23% +14.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £28.00 -

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 11052 10525 11362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 23.75% 23.27% 24.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 8198 7480 8089
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £353 £320 £300
90th Percentile £660 £638 £625
England median daily rate £455 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +7.06% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 38 77
London median hourly rate £26.61 £30.94 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.01% +37.51% -14.29%
10th Percentile £18.20 £15.25 £14.90
90th Percentile £58.75 £86.23 £88.00
England median hourly rate £31.50 £28.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +16.67%

Azure SQL Database
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Azure SQL Database as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure SQL Database in London

Azure SQL Database
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure SQL Database in London over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 18 November 2017. 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 -8 17 £438 -16.67% 5
North London 0 9 £338 -
Azure SQL Database
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Azure SQL Database also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Azure SQL Database.

1 72 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 71 (98.61%) SQL
3 30 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 29 (40.28%) Data Warehouse
5 25 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 23 (31.94%) Business Intelligence
8 19 (26.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 18 (25.00%) .NET
10 17 (23.61%) C#
10 17 (23.61%) PaaS
10 17 (23.61%) Office 365
11 16 (22.22%) PowerShell
12 15 (20.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 15 (20.83%) Finance
12 15 (20.83%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 14 (19.44%) Skype
14 13 (18.06%) Power BI
14 13 (18.06%) Migration
14 13 (18.06%) IaaS
15 12 (16.67%) Skype for Business
15 12 (16.67%) Active Directory
15 12 (16.67%) ETL
15 12 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
16 11 (15.28%) ASP.NET Web API
17 10 (13.89%) Kimball Methodology
17 10 (13.89%) Dimensional Modelling
17 10 (13.89%) Visual Studio
17 10 (13.89%) Collaborative Working
18 9 (12.50%) T-SQL

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 12 (16.67%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.39%) IIS
2 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.39%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 6 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 72 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (23.61%) Office 365
2 17 (23.61%) PaaS
3 13 (18.06%) IaaS
4 12 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (8.33%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (5.56%) Serverless
7 3 (4.17%) Azure Data Factory
7 3 (4.17%) Data Lake Analytics
7 3 (4.17%) SaaS
8 2 (2.78%) TestFlight
9 1 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 14 (19.44%) Skype
2 5 (6.94%) Reverse Proxy
3 4 (5.56%) Firewall
3 4 (5.56%) NetScaler
4 3 (4.17%) Network Security
5 1 (1.39%) DNS
5 1 (1.39%) SAN
5 1 (1.39%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (40.28%) Data Warehouse
2 24 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 19 (26.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (20.83%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 15 (20.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (18.06%) Power BI
6 8 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
6 8 (11.11%) QlikView
6 8 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
7 7 (9.72%) Data Lake
8 6 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (6.94%) Redis
9 5 (6.94%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (4.17%) MySQL
12 2 (2.78%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (2.78%) MongoDB
12 2 (2.78%) OLAP
12 2 (2.78%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 10 (13.89%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.78%) Jasmine
3 2 (2.78%) JIRA
3 2 (2.78%) MSTest
3 2 (2.78%) NUnit
3 2 (2.78%) Selenium
3 2 (2.78%) Subversion
3 2 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.39%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (20.83%) Finance
2 4 (5.56%) Electronics
2 4 (5.56%) Manufacturing
2 4 (5.56%) Marketing
2 4 (5.56%) Retail
2 4 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.39%) Games
3 1 (1.39%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (40.28%) Developer
2 11 (15.28%) Consultant
3 10 (13.89%) Azure Developer
3 10 (13.89%) Azure Engineer
4 9 (12.50%) Azure Consultant
5 8 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 7 (9.72%) C# Developer
6 7 (9.72%) Office 365 Consultant
6 7 (9.72%) SQL Developer
7 6 (8.33%) Architect
7 6 (8.33%) Microsoft Developer
7 6 (8.33%) Technical Consultant
7 6 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
8 5 (6.94%) Analyst
8 5 (6.94%) Office 365 Engineer
8 5 (6.94%) Power BI Developer
8 5 (6.94%) Technical Architect
9 4 (5.56%) Microsoft BI Developer
9 4 (5.56%) SSIS Developer
9 4 (5.56%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (25.00%) .NET
2 11 (15.28%) ASP.NET Web API
3 9 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 9 (12.50%) Entity Framework
4 7 (9.72%) ASP.NET
4 7 (9.72%) CSS
5 6 (8.33%) .NET Framework
6 5 (6.94%) Angular 2
6 5 (6.94%) WCF
7 4 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (5.56%) CSS3
7 4 (5.56%) HTML
7 4 (5.56%) HTML5
7 4 (5.56%) jQuery
7 4 (5.56%) LESS
7 4 (5.56%) Sass
7 4 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (4.17%) REST
8 3 (4.17%) SOAP
8 3 (4.17%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.33%) Private Cloud
2 4 (5.56%) Data Structures
2 4 (5.56%) Replication
2 4 (5.56%) User Experience
3 3 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.17%) Fintech
3 3 (4.17%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.17%) Public Cloud
3 3 (4.17%) W3C
4 2 (2.78%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.39%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.11%) Windows
2 7 (9.72%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.78%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.78%) Linux
4 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (31.94%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (18.06%) Migration
4 12 (16.67%) ETL
5 10 (13.89%) Collaborative Working
5 10 (13.89%) Dimensional Modelling
5 10 (13.89%) Kimball Methodology
6 9 (12.50%) Analytics
7 8 (11.11%) CRM
7 8 (11.11%) Data Analysis
7 8 (11.11%) Data Modelling
8 7 (9.72%) Coaching
8 7 (9.72%) DevOps
8 7 (9.72%) Knowledge Management
8 7 (9.72%) MVC
9 6 (8.33%) Dashboard Development
9 6 (8.33%) Data Visualisation
9 6 (8.33%) Scrum
9 6 (8.33%) Unit Testing
9 6 (8.33%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 71 (98.61%) SQL
2 17 (23.61%) C#
3 16 (22.22%) PowerShell
4 9 (12.50%) T-SQL
5 8 (11.11%) JavaScript
6 4 (5.56%) TypeScript
7 2 (2.78%) Apple Swift
7 2 (2.78%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.39%) C
8 1 (1.39%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (1.39%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (8.33%) Degree
2 5 (6.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (5.56%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.17%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (1.39%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.39%) WCAG
System Software
1 12 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.56%) XenApp
4 2 (2.78%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (9.72%) SCOM
2 6 (8.33%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (4.17%) Ansible
4 1 (1.39%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 30 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.50%) VMware
3 8 (11.11%) Mercator
4 4 (5.56%) Citrix
4 4 (5.56%) Greenplum
4 4 (5.56%) SAP
5 2 (2.78%) Oracle
6 1 (1.39%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.39%) ESRI
6 1 (1.39%) Tableau
6 1 (1.39%) Xamarin