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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 360 404 410
Rank change year-on-year +44 +6  
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 42 22 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.22% 0.099% 0.009%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.86% 0.41% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 16 2
Median daily rate £463 £500 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +21.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £425 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £300
% change year-on-year +7.14% +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Azure SQL Database is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 4879 5370 5170
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 25.03% 24.08% 24.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3533 3856 3590
Median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 36 40
Median hourly rate £30.00 £43.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.23% +88.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £18.00 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £109.50 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.62 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +6.52% -  

Azure SQL Database
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Azure SQL Database as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -8 6 £475 -5.00% 4
Southwark - 1 £200 -
Azure SQL Database
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 93 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 90 (96.77%) SQL
3 62 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 59 (63.44%) .NET
5 49 (52.69%) Microsoft
6 45 (48.39%) C#
7 37 (39.78%) Agile Software Development
8 34 (36.56%) TDD
8 34 (36.56%) ASP.NET
9 33 (35.48%) ASP.NET Web API
10 31 (33.33%) Git (software)
11 30 (32.26%) JavaScript
12 28 (30.11%) Business Intelligence
12 28 (30.11%) BDD
13 27 (29.03%) Data Warehouse
14 26 (27.96%) AngularJS
15 25 (26.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 25 (26.88%) React
16 23 (24.73%) PaaS
17 22 (23.66%) MVVM
17 22 (23.66%) Scrum
18 21 (22.58%) NoSQL
18 21 (22.58%) Microservices
19 18 (19.35%) MSMQ
19 18 (19.35%) T-SQL
19 18 (19.35%) Reactive Extensions
19 18 (19.35%) IaaS
19 18 (19.35%) SignalR
19 18 (19.35%) Domain-Driven Design
20 17 (18.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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 4 (4.30%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.15%) IIS
3 2 (2.15%) NServiceBus
4 1 (1.08%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.08%) CMS
4 1 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.08%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.08%) Umbraco
Applications
1 11 (11.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.15%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 93 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (24.73%) PaaS
3 18 (19.35%) IaaS
4 10 (10.75%) Data Lake Analytics
5 6 (6.45%) GitHub
5 6 (6.45%) TestFlight
6 5 (5.38%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (4.30%) Office 365
8 2 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (2.15%) SaaS
9 1 (1.08%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 16 (17.20%) AMQP
2 6 (6.45%) VPN
3 5 (5.38%) DNS
3 5 (5.38%) Firewall
3 5 (5.38%) VLAN
4 4 (4.30%) Network Security
5 2 (2.15%) HTTP
5 2 (2.15%) SSL
6 1 (1.08%) BGP
6 1 (1.08%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 27 (29.03%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (26.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (22.58%) NoSQL
5 17 (18.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 17 (18.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (17.20%) Power BI
6 16 (17.20%) SQL Server 2016
7 15 (16.13%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (10.75%) Data Lake
8 10 (10.75%) MongoDB
8 10 (10.75%) OLAP
8 10 (10.75%) QlikView
9 6 (6.45%) CouchDB
9 6 (6.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 6 (6.45%) MySQL
9 6 (6.45%) SQL Server 2014
9 6 (6.45%) SQLite
10 5 (5.38%) Redis
11 3 (3.23%) DocumentDB
Development Applications
1 31 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 17 (18.28%) SpecFlow
2 17 (18.28%) Subversion
3 10 (10.75%) Visual Studio
4 8 (8.60%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (6.45%) TeamCity
6 3 (3.23%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.15%) FxCop
7 2 (2.15%) StyleCop
8 1 (1.08%) JIRA
8 1 (1.08%) Moq
8 1 (1.08%) NUnit
8 1 (1.08%) Selenium
8 1 (1.08%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (8.60%) Finance
2 6 (6.45%) Retail
3 4 (4.30%) Banking
4 3 (3.23%) Legal
5 2 (2.15%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.08%) Games
6 1 (1.08%) German Language
6 1 (1.08%) Marketing
6 1 (1.08%) Music Industry
6 1 (1.08%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 53 (56.99%) Developer
2 31 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 26 (27.96%) .NET Developer
4 23 (24.73%) Azure Developer
4 23 (24.73%) C# .NET Developer
5 19 (20.43%) ASP.NET Developer
6 18 (19.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 13 (13.98%) Angular Developer
7 13 (13.98%) Architect
8 11 (11.83%) Azure Architect
8 11 (11.83%) Consultant
9 10 (10.75%) Azure Consultant
9 10 (10.75%) JavaScript Developer
10 9 (9.68%) C# WPF Developer
10 9 (9.68%) WPF Developer
11 8 (8.60%) Senior Developer
12 7 (7.53%) Azure Engineer
13 6 (6.45%) Business Intelligence Consultant
13 6 (6.45%) iOS Developer
14 5 (5.38%) Senior iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (63.44%) .NET
2 34 (36.56%) ASP.NET
3 33 (35.48%) ASP.NET Web API
4 26 (27.96%) AngularJS
5 25 (26.88%) React
6 18 (19.35%) MSMQ
6 18 (19.35%) Reactive Extensions
6 18 (19.35%) SignalR
7 16 (17.20%) Angular 2
7 16 (17.20%) NancyFx
7 16 (17.20%) WebSockets
8 15 (16.13%) WPF
9 14 (15.05%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (9.68%) SOAP
11 8 (8.60%) Web Services
12 7 (7.53%) REST
13 6 (6.45%) Cocoa
13 6 (6.45%) Cocoa Touch
14 5 (5.38%) JSON
15 3 (3.23%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.20%) Fintech
2 6 (6.45%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.38%) Blog
4 3 (3.23%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.15%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.15%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.08%) Clustering
6 1 (1.08%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.08%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.08%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.08%) NHS
6 1 (1.08%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.08%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.68%) Windows
2 6 (6.45%) Apple iOS
3 4 (4.30%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (39.78%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (36.56%) TDD
3 28 (30.11%) BDD
3 28 (30.11%) Business Intelligence
4 22 (23.66%) MVVM
4 22 (23.66%) Scrum
5 21 (22.58%) Microservices
6 18 (19.35%) Domain-Driven Design
7 16 (17.20%) MVC
8 13 (13.98%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (12.90%) Dashboard Development
9 12 (12.90%) Kimball Methodology
10 11 (11.83%) Analytics
10 11 (11.83%) E-Commerce
10 11 (11.83%) ETL
10 11 (11.83%) Migration
10 11 (11.83%) OO
10 11 (11.83%) Software Engineering
11 10 (10.75%) CQRS
11 10 (10.75%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 90 (96.77%) SQL
2 45 (48.39%) C#
3 30 (32.26%) JavaScript
4 18 (19.35%) T-SQL
5 10 (10.75%) PowerShell
6 6 (6.45%) Apple Swift
6 6 (6.45%) Objective-C
7 2 (2.15%) C++
7 2 (2.15%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 2 (2.15%) Java
7 2 (2.15%) PHP
7 2 (2.15%) Python
8 1 (1.08%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.08%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (2.15%) MCSE
1 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.08%) Degree
2 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.53%) QA
2 3 (3.23%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.08%) HL7
System Software
1 15 (16.13%) Virtual Machines
2 14 (15.05%) Active Directory
3 5 (5.38%) Docker
4 3 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.15%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.08%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (1.08%) etcd
Systems Management
1 3 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (3.23%) Puppet
2 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (2.15%) SCOM
3 1 (1.08%) Ansible
3 1 (1.08%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 49 (52.69%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.75%) Tableau
3 3 (3.23%) VMware
4 2 (2.15%) Oracle
4 2 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (2.15%) SaltStack
5 1 (1.08%) Alteryx
5 1 (1.08%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.08%) Cognos
5 1 (1.08%) MicroStrategy