Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 275 249 349
Rank change year-on-year -26 +100 +96
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 330 112 232
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.93% 0.81% 0.63%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.89% 3.22% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 81 186
10th Percentile £421 £363 £406
25th Percentile £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -2.44%
75th Percentile £625 £575 £575
90th Percentile £681 £638 £625
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £65.00 - £52.00
England median hourly rate £65.00 - £78.75

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 8,491 3,477 9,091
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 23.89% 25.21% 24.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,171 2,493 6,699
10th Percentile £388 £356 £363
25th Percentile £463 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - -
75th Percentile £671 £625 £613
90th Percentile £738 £713 £699
England median daily rate £525 £500 £480
% change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 18 51
10th Percentile £15.73 £19.10 £15.25
25th Percentile £24.50 £26.44 £20.00
Median hourly rate £33.50 £37.93 £29.96
Median % change year-on-year -11.67% +26.59% -0.13%
75th Percentile £57.31 £41.50 £44.38
90th Percentile £64.85 £53.83 £51.25
England median hourly rate £34.50 £26.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +32.69% -13.33% -

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -67 25 £613 +16.67% 20
West London -16 7 £485 -7.62% 1
South London +4 3 £338 -20.59% 1
Azure SQL Database
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 330 (100.00%) Azure
2 318 (96.36%) SQL
3 143 (43.33%) DevOps
4 131 (39.70%) Agile Software Development
5 130 (39.39%) Azure Data Factory
6 124 (37.58%) Databricks
7 122 (36.97%) Microsoft
8 118 (35.76%) Business Intelligence
9 116 (35.15%) Data Lake
10 113 (34.24%) Power Platform
11 109 (33.03%) Python
12 107 (32.42%) SQL Server
12 107 (32.42%) Power BI
13 105 (31.82%) .NET
13 105 (31.82%) C#
14 95 (28.79%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 92 (27.88%) Analytics
16 90 (27.27%) Serverless
17 87 (26.36%) Azure Functions
18 79 (23.94%) Data Warehouse
19 75 (22.73%) T-SQL
20 72 (21.82%) Azure Storage
21 69 (20.91%) Data Engineering
22 66 (20.00%) Scrum
23 62 (18.79%) Kubernetes
24 61 (18.48%) Microservices
24 61 (18.48%) Data Modelling
24 61 (18.48%) ETL
25 58 (17.58%) Finance
26 57 (17.27%) Azure Synapse Analytics

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 35 (10.61%) Apache Spark
1 35 (10.61%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (3.33%) Apache
3 8 (2.42%) Confluence
3 8 (2.42%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.82%) Apache Pig
5 5 (1.52%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.91%) SAS
7 2 (0.61%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.30%) CMS
8 1 (0.30%) nginx
8 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.30%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.21%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.30%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 330 (100.00%) Azure
2 130 (39.39%) Azure Data Factory
3 113 (34.24%) Power Platform
4 95 (28.79%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 90 (27.27%) Serverless
6 87 (26.36%) Azure Functions
7 72 (21.82%) Azure Storage
8 57 (17.27%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 56 (16.97%) PaaS
10 54 (16.36%) Azure Logic Apps
11 51 (15.45%) AWS
12 35 (10.61%) AWS Lambda
13 32 (9.70%) Azure Active Directory
14 29 (8.79%) Azure Key Vault
15 21 (6.36%) Azure Service Bus
16 19 (5.76%) Azure Event Grid
17 17 (5.15%) Dynamics 365
17 17 (5.15%) IaaS
18 15 (4.55%) PowerApps
19 13 (3.94%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.73%) Firewall
2 7 (2.12%) Network Security
3 6 (1.82%) DNS
3 6 (1.82%) FTP
4 2 (0.61%) DHCP
4 2 (0.61%) Extranet
4 2 (0.61%) VPN
5 1 (0.30%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.30%) HTTP
5 1 (0.30%) Internet
5 1 (0.30%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (0.30%) SSH
5 1 (0.30%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (35.15%) Data Lake
2 107 (32.42%) Power BI
2 107 (32.42%) SQL Server
3 79 (23.94%) Data Warehouse
4 41 (12.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 40 (12.12%) MongoDB
6 35 (10.61%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 24 (7.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 21 (6.36%) Relational Database
8 21 (6.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 17 (5.15%) Big Data
10 15 (4.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 13 (3.94%) Metadata
12 12 (3.64%) SAP HANA
13 11 (3.33%) Redis
14 10 (3.03%) Hadoop
14 10 (3.03%) NoSQL
15 8 (2.42%) Power Query
15 8 (2.42%) RDBMS
16 7 (2.12%) Delta Lake
Development Applications
1 53 (16.06%) Git (software)
2 14 (4.24%) JIRA
3 13 (3.94%) Visual Studio
4 10 (3.03%) Jenkins
5 7 (2.12%) ER Studio
6 6 (1.82%) ERwin
6 6 (1.82%) Subversion
7 5 (1.52%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (1.52%) webpack
8 4 (1.21%) gulp
8 4 (1.21%) PowerDesigner
8 4 (1.21%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.91%) git-flow
9 3 (0.91%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.91%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.61%) ESLint
10 2 (0.61%) NUnit
10 2 (0.61%) Postman
11 1 (0.30%) kappa
11 1 (0.30%) MLflow
General
1 58 (17.58%) Finance
2 54 (16.36%) Social Skills
3 32 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (5.45%) Retail
5 14 (4.24%) Banking
6 13 (3.94%) Presentation Skills
7 11 (3.33%) Public Sector
8 10 (3.03%) Front Office
9 6 (1.82%) Documentation Skills
10 5 (1.52%) Marketing
11 4 (1.21%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.91%) Advertising
13 2 (0.61%) Back Office
13 2 (0.61%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.61%) Influencing Skills
13 2 (0.61%) Law
13 2 (0.61%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.61%) Organisational Skills
13 2 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.30%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 108 (32.73%) Developer
2 87 (26.36%) Azure Engineer
3 66 (20.00%) Data Engineer
4 52 (15.76%) Azure Developer
5 45 (13.64%) Architect
6 41 (12.42%) C# Developer
7 30 (9.09%) Azure Architect
8 23 (6.97%) Solutions Architect
9 20 (6.06%) Energy Trading Developer
10 18 (5.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 15 (4.55%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 15 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
11 15 (4.55%) Software Engineer
12 14 (4.24%) .NET Developer
12 14 (4.24%) Data Architect
13 12 (3.64%) Python Engineer
13 12 (3.64%) SQL Developer
14 11 (3.33%) .NET Software Engineer
14 11 (3.33%) DBA
14 11 (3.33%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (31.82%) .NET
2 48 (14.55%) .NET Core
3 33 (10.00%) ASP.NET
4 31 (9.39%) REST
5 30 (9.09%) .NET Framework
6 24 (7.27%) AngularJS
7 20 (6.06%) Kafka
8 19 (5.76%) ARM Templates
9 18 (5.45%) React
10 15 (4.55%) Entity Framework
11 14 (4.24%) RESTful
12 13 (3.94%) Web Services
13 10 (3.03%) Dapper ORM
13 10 (3.03%) PySpark
14 9 (2.73%) ASP.NET MVC
14 9 (2.73%) CSS
14 9 (2.73%) HTML
15 8 (2.42%) ASP.NET Web API
15 8 (2.42%) JSON
16 7 (2.12%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 44 (13.33%) Cloud Native
2 33 (10.00%) Legacy Systems
3 15 (4.55%) Data Structures
4 14 (4.24%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (3.64%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (2.42%) Algorithms
6 8 (2.42%) Legacy Applications
7 7 (2.12%) Enterprise Cloud
7 7 (2.12%) Virtual Team
8 6 (1.82%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.52%) Renewable Energy
9 5 (1.52%) Replication
9 5 (1.52%) User Experience
10 4 (1.21%) Derivative
10 4 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.21%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.61%) Equities
11 2 (0.61%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.61%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 51 (15.45%) Windows
2 13 (3.94%) Linux
3 6 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (0.91%) Debian
4 3 (0.91%) Ubuntu
4 3 (0.91%) Unix
5 2 (0.61%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.30%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (43.33%) DevOps
2 131 (39.70%) Agile Software Development
3 118 (35.76%) Business Intelligence
4 92 (27.88%) Analytics
5 69 (20.91%) Data Engineering
6 66 (20.00%) Scrum
7 61 (18.48%) Data Modelling
7 61 (18.48%) ETL
7 61 (18.48%) Microservices
8 46 (13.94%) Full Stack Development
9 41 (12.42%) Software Engineering
10 39 (11.82%) SDLC
11 37 (11.21%) Continuous Improvement
11 37 (11.21%) Problem-Solving
12 35 (10.61%) Data Development
13 26 (7.88%) Migration
14 23 (6.97%) Test Automation
15 22 (6.67%) Infrastructure as Code
15 22 (6.67%) TDD
16 21 (6.36%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 318 (96.36%) SQL
2 109 (33.03%) Python
3 105 (31.82%) C#
4 75 (22.73%) T-SQL
5 42 (12.73%) Go
5 42 (12.73%) JavaScript
6 39 (11.82%) PowerShell
7 38 (11.52%) C++
7 38 (11.52%) PL/SQL
8 20 (6.06%) Java
9 17 (5.15%) Scala
10 14 (4.24%) TypeScript
11 13 (3.94%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 7 (2.12%) PHP
13 6 (1.82%) Perl
13 6 (1.82%) R
14 5 (1.52%) Groovy
15 4 (1.21%) Bash Shell
15 4 (1.21%) C
16 1 (0.30%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 17 (5.15%) Security Cleared
2 16 (4.85%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.94%) Degree
4 8 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.30%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.76%) QA
2 16 (4.85%) Data Quality
3 8 (2.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (1.82%) Accessibility
5 2 (0.61%) WCAG
6 1 (0.30%) GDPR
6 1 (0.30%) SOC 2
System Software
1 26 (7.88%) Active Directory
2 20 (6.06%) Docker
3 6 (1.82%) HDFS
4 5 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.30%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 1 (0.30%) XenApp
7 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 62 (18.79%) Kubernetes
2 31 (9.39%) Terraform
3 6 (1.82%) Istio
4 5 (1.52%) Ansible
5 3 (0.91%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 3 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.91%) Puppet
6 2 (0.61%) Grafana
6 2 (0.61%) Kibana
6 2 (0.61%) logstash
6 2 (0.61%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.30%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.30%) Salt
7 1 (0.30%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 124 (37.58%) Databricks
2 122 (36.97%) Microsoft
3 40 (12.12%) MuleSoft
3 40 (12.12%) Oracle
4 18 (5.45%) SAP
5 14 (4.24%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (2.42%) Cloudera
7 7 (2.12%) Dynatrace
8 6 (1.82%) Splunk
9 4 (1.21%) BiZZdesign
10 3 (0.91%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.91%) VMware
11 2 (0.61%) Adobe
11 2 (0.61%) Google
11 2 (0.61%) Hortonworks
11 2 (0.61%) IBM
11 2 (0.61%) Informatica
11 2 (0.61%) StreamSets
11 2 (0.61%) Workday
12 1 (0.30%) Palantir