Period
to 11 December 2019

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 11 December 2019 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
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 310 385 584
Rank change year-on-year +75 +199 -21
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 238 274 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.70% 0.58% 0.15%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.93% 2.40% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 223 51
London median daily rate £500 £513 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +13.89% -14.29%
10th Percentile £413 £413 £313
90th Percentile £625 £650 £575
England median daily rate £475 £488 £450
% change year-on-year -2.56% +8.33% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
London median hourly rate £72.50 £59.84 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.17% - -
England median hourly rate £72.50 £47.42 -
% change year-on-year +52.90% - -

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 8,114 11,434 11,281
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 23.76% 24.28% 23.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,844 8,544 8,409
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £352
90th Percentile £700 £675 £663
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 49 63
London median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% - -7.97%
10th Percentile £15.58 £18.65 £18.30
90th Percentile £59.90 £49.50 £58.75
England median hourly rate £31.75 £35.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year -9.29% +8.53% +17.27%

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 11 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure SQL Database in London

Azure SQL Database
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Azure SQL Database in London

Azure SQL Database
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure SQL Database in London over the 6 months to 11 December 2019.

Contractor hourly 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 11 December 2019. 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 +57 74 £500 - 18
West London +24 5 £450 -5.26% 4
South London +39 4 £438 -7.89% 4
Azure SQL Database
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2019, 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.

1 238 (100.00%) Azure
2 228 (95.80%) SQL
3 104 (43.70%) Microsoft
4 99 (41.60%) SQL Server
5 94 (39.50%) Azure Data Factory
6 85 (35.71%) Business Intelligence
7 80 (33.61%) C#
8 79 (33.19%) Data Lake
9 78 (32.77%) .NET
10 77 (32.35%) Data Warehouse
11 68 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
12 65 (27.31%) Serverless
13 64 (26.89%) Analytics
14 61 (25.63%) DevOps
15 60 (25.21%) Power BI
15 60 (25.21%) Power Platform
16 56 (23.53%) Python
16 56 (23.53%) Finance
17 53 (22.27%) ETL
18 52 (21.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 47 (19.75%) Azure Functions
20 44 (18.49%) Cosmos DB
21 43 (18.07%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
22 41 (17.23%) Databricks
22 41 (17.23%) .NET Core
23 35 (14.71%) Microservices
23 35 (14.71%) PowerShell
24 34 (14.29%) Git (software)
24 34 (14.29%) Test Automation
25 33 (13.87%) Azure Active Directory

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 14 (5.88%) Confluence
2 13 (5.46%) SharePoint
3 10 (4.20%) Apache Spark
4 5 (2.10%) CMS
5 4 (1.68%) IIS
6 2 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.42%) Apache
7 1 (0.42%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.42%) Mule
7 1 (0.42%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.42%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.42%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 238 (100.00%) Azure
2 94 (39.50%) Azure Data Factory
3 65 (27.31%) Serverless
4 60 (25.21%) Power Platform
5 47 (19.75%) Azure Functions
6 33 (13.87%) Azure Active Directory
7 29 (12.18%) PaaS
8 28 (11.76%) Data Lake Analytics
9 25 (10.50%) AWS
10 22 (9.24%) IaaS
11 9 (3.78%) Azure Machine Learning
11 9 (3.78%) Office 365
12 6 (2.52%) Azure Stack
12 6 (2.52%) SaaS
13 5 (2.10%) GCP
14 4 (1.68%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 3 (1.26%) Lucidchart
16 2 (0.84%) GitHub
17 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
17 1 (0.42%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.72%) DNS
2 11 (4.62%) Firewall
3 8 (3.36%) VPN
4 4 (1.68%) SSL
5 3 (1.26%) DHCP
5 3 (1.26%) Network Security
6 2 (0.84%) Extranet
6 2 (0.84%) HTTP
6 2 (0.84%) Intranet
6 2 (0.84%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.42%) Internet
7 1 (0.42%) NAS
7 1 (0.42%) SAN
7 1 (0.42%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (41.60%) SQL Server
2 79 (33.19%) Data Lake
3 77 (32.35%) Data Warehouse
4 60 (25.21%) Power BI
5 52 (21.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 44 (18.49%) Cosmos DB
7 43 (18.07%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 32 (13.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 24 (10.08%) Relational Database
9 24 (10.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 23 (9.66%) Redis
11 16 (6.72%) NoSQL
12 15 (6.30%) Big Data
13 12 (5.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 10 (4.20%) SQL Server 2012
15 9 (3.78%) Pentaho
15 9 (3.78%) SQL Server 2016
15 9 (3.78%) SQL Server 2017
16 8 (3.36%) MySQL
16 8 (3.36%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 34 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 16 (6.72%) Visual Studio
3 14 (5.88%) JIRA
4 12 (5.04%) Jenkins
5 10 (4.20%) Visual Studio Team System
6 9 (3.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (3.36%) NUnit
7 8 (3.36%) SpecFlow
8 7 (2.94%) Subversion
9 6 (2.52%) Bitbucket
9 6 (2.52%) Selenium
10 5 (2.10%) Mocha
11 4 (1.68%) Moq
12 3 (1.26%) ER Studio
12 3 (1.26%) ERwin
12 3 (1.26%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (1.26%) Postman
12 3 (1.26%) Sinon.JS
13 2 (0.84%) Karma Test Runner
13 2 (0.84%) Spock
General
1 56 (23.53%) Finance
2 12 (5.04%) Retail
3 10 (4.20%) Legal
4 4 (1.68%) Banking
4 4 (1.68%) Marketing
4 4 (1.68%) Public Sector
5 3 (1.26%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.42%) Back Office
6 1 (0.42%) Front Office
6 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 102 (42.86%) Developer
2 48 (20.17%) Azure Developer
3 46 (19.33%) Azure Engineer
4 28 (11.76%) Architect
5 27 (11.34%) Data Engineer
6 24 (10.08%) .NET Developer
7 23 (9.66%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 19 (7.98%) SQL Developer
9 16 (6.72%) C# Developer
10 14 (5.88%) Azure Architect
10 14 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
11 12 (5.04%) Azure DevOps
11 12 (5.04%) Data Architect
12 11 (4.62%) Analyst
12 11 (4.62%) Consultant
13 10 (4.20%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 10 (4.20%) Lead Developer
13 10 (4.20%) Power BI Developer
13 10 (4.20%) SSIS Developer
14 9 (3.78%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (32.77%) .NET
2 41 (17.23%) .NET Core
3 23 (9.66%) .NET Framework
3 23 (9.66%) ASP.NET Web API
4 22 (9.24%) ASP.NET
5 20 (8.40%) AngularJS
6 16 (6.72%) RESTful
7 13 (5.46%) Entity Framework
7 13 (5.46%) MDX
8 12 (5.04%) ASP.NET MVC
8 12 (5.04%) CSS
9 10 (4.20%) Node.js
10 9 (3.78%) HTML
11 7 (2.94%) jQuery
11 7 (2.94%) PySpark
11 7 (2.94%) React
11 7 (2.94%) REST
12 6 (2.52%) Redux
12 6 (2.52%) Web Services
13 5 (2.10%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
2 13 (5.46%) Public Cloud
3 7 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.52%) Data Structures
5 4 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.26%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.26%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.26%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.26%) NHS
7 2 (0.84%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.84%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (0.84%) PMI
7 2 (0.84%) User Experience
7 2 (0.84%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.42%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.42%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.42%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.42%) iPad
8 1 (0.42%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (8.82%) Windows
2 16 (6.72%) VMS
3 9 (3.78%) Android
3 9 (3.78%) Windows Server
4 7 (2.94%) Linux
4 7 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (2.52%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.84%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.84%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (35.71%) Business Intelligence
2 68 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (26.89%) Analytics
4 61 (25.63%) DevOps
5 53 (22.27%) ETL
6 35 (14.71%) Microservices
7 34 (14.29%) Test Automation
8 31 (13.03%) Mentoring
9 30 (12.61%) Migration
10 28 (11.76%) Data Modelling
11 26 (10.92%) TDD
12 23 (9.66%) MVC
13 21 (8.82%) Dimensional Modelling
13 21 (8.82%) Scrum
14 19 (7.98%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (7.14%) Data Integration
16 16 (6.72%) Data Analytics
17 15 (6.30%) ETL Development
18 14 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
18 14 (5.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 228 (95.80%) SQL
2 80 (33.61%) C#
3 56 (23.53%) Python
4 35 (14.71%) PowerShell
5 32 (13.45%) T-SQL
6 29 (12.18%) JavaScript
7 15 (6.30%) Scala
8 14 (5.88%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 9 (3.78%) TypeScript
10 7 (2.94%) Bash Shell
11 6 (2.52%) Java
12 5 (2.10%) R
13 4 (1.68%) XAML
14 3 (1.26%) ES8
14 3 (1.26%) PHP
14 3 (1.26%) Ruby
15 2 (0.84%) C++
15 2 (0.84%) Perl
15 2 (0.84%) U-SQL
15 2 (0.84%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (4.62%) Degree
2 4 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.84%) CEH
3 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.84%) PMI Certification
3 2 (0.84%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.84%) TOGAF Certification
4 1 (0.42%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.42%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.42%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.94%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.68%) QA
3 2 (0.84%) SLA
4 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 33 (13.87%) Active Directory
2 28 (11.76%) Docker
3 20 (8.40%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.26%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.84%) XenApp
5 2 (0.84%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.42%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 25 (10.50%) Kubernetes
2 9 (3.78%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (3.78%) Puppet
3 7 (2.94%) Terraform
4 6 (2.52%) SCOM
5 5 (2.10%) SCCM
6 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.84%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.84%) Ansible
7 2 (0.84%) MIIS
7 2 (0.84%) Salt
7 2 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.42%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.42%) SCSM
8 1 (0.42%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 104 (43.70%) Microsoft
2 41 (17.23%) Databricks
3 18 (7.56%) Oracle
4 12 (5.04%) Xamarin
5 11 (4.62%) Tableau
6 9 (3.78%) Atlassian
6 9 (3.78%) Informatica
6 9 (3.78%) SAP
7 8 (3.36%) Alteryx
7 8 (3.36%) Talend
8 7 (2.94%) StreamSets
9 6 (2.52%) Ab Initio
10 5 (2.10%) Google
10 5 (2.10%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (1.68%) VMware
12 3 (1.26%) Sitecore
13 2 (0.84%) Cisco
13 2 (0.84%) Ivanti
13 2 (0.84%) MuleSoft
13 2 (0.84%) Okta