Period
to 25 January 2022

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 25 January 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)
England > London
6 months to
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 334 235 286
Rank change year-on-year -99 +51 +88
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 278 175 245
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.74% 0.99% 0.82%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.20% 4.20% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 133 189
10th Percentile £413 £363 £411
25th Percentile £475 £456 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -2.44%
75th Percentile £638 £638 £575
90th Percentile £725 £650 £625
England median daily rate £535 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +12.63% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
10th Percentile - - £53.83
25th Percentile - - £61.81
Median hourly rate - £66.50 £72.50
Median % change year-on-year - -8.28% +71.93%
75th Percentile - - £78.75
90th Percentile - - -
England median hourly rate - £66.50 £75.00
% change year-on-year - -11.33% +77.86%

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 8,679 4,163 7,141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 23.12% 23.52% 23.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,461 3,002 5,197
10th Percentile £400 £350 £363
25th Percentile £488 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% - -
75th Percentile £675 £618 £613
90th Percentile £763 £700 £700
England median daily rate £540 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +10.77% +2.63% -1.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 26 36
10th Percentile £24.50 £20.50 £19.38
25th Percentile £26.00 £26.31 £25.00
Median hourly rate £36.88 £47.21 £33.75
Median % change year-on-year -21.89% +39.89% +22.73%
75th Percentile £60.75 £62.50 £48.97
90th Percentile £65.00 £68.00 £54.63
England median hourly rate £43.85 £26.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +68.65% -1.89% -7.02%

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 25 January 2022.

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 25 January 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
Central London -56 17 £575 -8.00% 21
West London -18 10 £468 -14.61% 3
South London -9 2 £338 -20.59% 1
Azure SQL Database
England

For the 6 months to 25 January 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 London region with a requirement for Azure SQL Database.

1 278 (100.00%) Azure
2 273 (98.20%) SQL
3 112 (40.29%) SQL Server
4 109 (39.21%) Agile Software Development
5 106 (38.13%) DevOps
5 106 (38.13%) Azure Data Factory
6 101 (36.33%) Microsoft
7 99 (35.61%) Business Intelligence
8 94 (33.81%) CI/CD
9 92 (33.09%) Power Platform
10 91 (32.73%) Power BI
11 88 (31.65%) C#
12 85 (30.58%) .NET
13 83 (29.86%) Databricks
14 78 (28.06%) Python
14 78 (28.06%) Data Warehouse
15 77 (27.70%) Data Lake
16 70 (25.18%) Analytics
17 68 (24.46%) T-SQL
18 64 (23.02%) Data Modelling
19 62 (22.30%) ETL
20 60 (21.58%) Azure Cosmos DB
21 59 (21.22%) Social Skills
21 59 (21.22%) Serverless
22 56 (20.14%) Azure Storage
23 55 (19.78%) Azure Functions
24 52 (18.71%) .NET Core
24 52 (18.71%) Kubernetes
25 51 (18.35%) Microservices
26 50 (17.99%) 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 25 (8.99%) BizTalk Server
2 14 (5.04%) Apache Spark
3 13 (4.68%) Confluence
4 9 (3.24%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.80%) Apache Airflow
6 4 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.08%) Apache
8 2 (0.72%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.36%) CMS
9 1 (0.36%) IIS
9 1 (0.36%) Luigi
9 1 (0.36%) nginx
9 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.36%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.36%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.72%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.72%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.36%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 278 (100.00%) Azure
2 106 (38.13%) Azure Data Factory
3 92 (33.09%) Power Platform
4 60 (21.58%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 59 (21.22%) Serverless
6 56 (20.14%) Azure Storage
7 55 (19.78%) Azure Functions
8 50 (17.99%) AWS
9 48 (17.27%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 47 (16.91%) PaaS
11 34 (12.23%) Azure Logic Apps
12 26 (9.35%) Azure Active Directory
13 25 (8.99%) AWS Lambda
14 24 (8.63%) Azure Key Vault
15 19 (6.83%) Azure Service Bus
16 17 (6.12%) Azure Monitor
16 17 (6.12%) IaaS
17 14 (5.04%) GitHub
18 11 (3.96%) Azure App Service
18 11 (3.96%) Azure Event Grid
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.60%) FTP
2 6 (2.16%) DNS
3 5 (1.80%) Firewall
4 3 (1.08%) HTTPS
4 3 (1.08%) VPN
5 2 (0.72%) SSL
6 1 (0.36%) Internet
6 1 (0.36%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (40.29%) SQL Server
2 91 (32.73%) Power BI
3 78 (28.06%) Data Warehouse
4 77 (27.70%) Data Lake
5 30 (10.79%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 30 (10.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 28 (10.07%) MongoDB
7 21 (7.55%) Relational Database
7 21 (7.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 19 (6.83%) Big Data
9 17 (6.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 15 (5.40%) Metadata
10 15 (5.40%) PostgreSQL
11 13 (4.68%) Tableau
12 11 (3.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 10 (3.60%) RDBMS
14 9 (3.24%) MySQL
15 8 (2.88%) Hadoop
15 8 (2.88%) SAP HANA
15 8 (2.88%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 43 (15.47%) Git (software)
2 18 (6.47%) JIRA
3 13 (4.68%) Visual Studio
4 11 (3.96%) ER Studio
5 9 (3.24%) ERwin
6 8 (2.88%) Jenkins
7 6 (2.16%) Subversion
8 5 (1.80%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (1.44%) GitLab
10 3 (1.08%) ESLint
10 3 (1.08%) git-flow
11 2 (0.72%) PowerDesigner
11 2 (0.72%) SpecFlow
12 1 (0.36%) Fiddler
12 1 (0.36%) JUnit
12 1 (0.36%) Mockito
12 1 (0.36%) ReSharper
12 1 (0.36%) Selenium
12 1 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (0.36%) TeamCity
General
1 59 (21.22%) Social Skills
2 49 (17.63%) Finance
3 34 (12.23%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (9.35%) Retail
5 24 (8.63%) Presentation Skills
6 16 (5.76%) Public Sector
7 15 (5.40%) Banking
8 7 (2.52%) Advertising
8 7 (2.52%) Front Office
8 7 (2.52%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (2.16%) Marketing
10 5 (1.80%) Documentation Skills
11 3 (1.08%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.72%) Organisational Skills
13 1 (0.36%) Back Office
13 1 (0.36%) Electronics
13 1 (0.36%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 1 (0.36%) Influencing Skills
13 1 (0.36%) Military
13 1 (0.36%) Police
Job Titles
1 102 (36.69%) Developer
2 60 (21.58%) Azure Engineer
3 51 (18.35%) Azure Developer
3 51 (18.35%) Data Engineer
4 36 (12.95%) C# Developer
5 27 (9.71%) Architect
6 23 (8.27%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 19 (6.83%) .NET Developer
8 18 (6.47%) Senior Developer
9 17 (6.12%) Azure Architect
10 16 (5.76%) Software Engineer
11 15 (5.40%) SQL Developer
12 14 (5.04%) Energy Trading Developer
12 14 (5.04%) Power BI Developer
13 13 (4.68%) .NET Software Engineer
13 13 (4.68%) Azure Software Engineer
14 12 (4.32%) C# Software Engineer
14 12 (4.32%) Development Engineer
14 12 (4.32%) Software Development Engineer
15 11 (3.96%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (30.58%) .NET
2 52 (18.71%) .NET Core
3 31 (11.15%) .NET Framework
3 31 (11.15%) ASP.NET
4 24 (8.63%) REST
5 19 (6.83%) ARM Templates
6 18 (6.47%) AngularJS
6 18 (6.47%) Entity Framework
7 14 (5.04%) React
7 14 (5.04%) Web Services
8 12 (4.32%) Dapper ORM
8 12 (4.32%) RESTful
9 11 (3.96%) Kafka
10 9 (3.24%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (3.24%) CSS
11 8 (2.88%) ASP.NET Web API
11 8 (2.88%) MDX
12 6 (2.16%) ASP.NET Core
12 6 (2.16%) Swagger
12 6 (2.16%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.71%) Cloud Native
2 26 (9.35%) Greenfield Project
3 25 (8.99%) Legacy Systems
4 21 (7.55%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (3.60%) Data Structures
6 6 (2.16%) User Experience
6 6 (2.16%) Virtual Team
7 5 (1.80%) Reference Data
8 4 (1.44%) Legacy Applications
9 3 (1.08%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.08%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.08%) Renewable Energy
9 3 (1.08%) Replication
10 2 (0.72%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.72%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.72%) Equities
10 2 (0.72%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.72%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 44 (15.83%) Windows
2 4 (1.44%) Linux
2 4 (1.44%) VMS
3 2 (0.72%) Unix
3 2 (0.72%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (39.21%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (38.13%) DevOps
3 99 (35.61%) Business Intelligence
4 94 (33.81%) CI/CD
5 70 (25.18%) Analytics
6 64 (23.02%) Data Modelling
7 62 (22.30%) ETL
8 51 (18.35%) Microservices
9 50 (17.99%) Data Engineering
10 42 (15.11%) Scrum
11 35 (12.59%) SDLC
12 32 (11.51%) Full Stack Development
13 30 (10.79%) Problem-Solving
14 29 (10.43%) Continuous Improvement
15 27 (9.71%) Software Engineering
16 25 (8.99%) Data Development
16 25 (8.99%) TDD
17 23 (8.27%) Visualisation
18 22 (7.91%) Migration
19 21 (7.55%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 273 (98.20%) SQL
2 88 (31.65%) C#
3 78 (28.06%) Python
4 68 (24.46%) T-SQL
5 41 (14.75%) PowerShell
6 27 (9.71%) Go
7 26 (9.35%) PL/SQL
8 25 (8.99%) C++
9 24 (8.63%) JavaScript
10 23 (8.27%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 22 (7.91%) Java
12 8 (2.88%) Scala
12 8 (2.88%) TypeScript
13 6 (2.16%) Bash
14 5 (1.80%) Java 11
14 5 (1.80%) Java 8
15 4 (1.44%) PHP
15 4 (1.44%) SOQL
16 3 (1.08%) Perl
16 3 (1.08%) R
Qualifications
1 10 (3.60%) SC Cleared
1 10 (3.60%) Security Cleared
2 8 (2.88%) Degree
3 7 (2.52%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.44%) DBS Check
5 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.47%) Data Quality
2 15 (5.40%) QA
3 4 (1.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.08%) Accessibility
4 3 (1.08%) WCAG
5 1 (0.36%) GDPR
5 1 (0.36%) SOC 2
System Software
1 22 (7.91%) Active Directory
2 15 (5.40%) Docker
3 6 (2.16%) HDFS
4 5 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.44%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (1.08%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 2 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.36%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 52 (18.71%) Kubernetes
2 18 (6.47%) Terraform
3 7 (2.52%) Istio
4 4 (1.44%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 4 (1.44%) Kibana
4 4 (1.44%) logstash
5 2 (0.72%) Ansible
5 2 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.72%) Puppet
6 1 (0.36%) Grafana
6 1 (0.36%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 101 (36.33%) Microsoft
2 83 (29.86%) Databricks
3 37 (13.31%) Oracle
4 26 (9.35%) MuleSoft
5 15 (5.40%) SAP
6 8 (2.88%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (1.80%) Cognos
7 5 (1.80%) IBM
7 5 (1.80%) Netezza
7 5 (1.80%) Teradata
8 4 (1.44%) Talend
9 3 (1.08%) Cloudera
9 3 (1.08%) IDERA
9 3 (1.08%) Splunk
10 2 (0.72%) AppDynamics
10 2 (0.72%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.72%) BiZZdesign
10 2 (0.72%) Dynatrace
10 2 (0.72%) VMware
11 1 (0.36%) CloudEndure