Period
to 4 April 2020

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 4 April 2020 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
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 252 317 568
Rank change year-on-year +65 +251 -76
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 231 329 83
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.92% 0.77% 0.18%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.85% 3.17% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 265 61
Median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £413 £402 £313
90th Percentile £625 £650 £650
England median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Median hourly rate £72.50 - -
England median hourly rate £72.50 - £50.00

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 6,003 10,384 11,295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 23.85% 24.41% 24.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,246 7,625 8,516
Median daily rate £525 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.44% +7.89%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £356
90th Percentile £700 £675 £663
England median daily rate £488 £488 £475
% change year-on-year - +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 48 82
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +26.13% -14.62%
10th Percentile £23.30 £20.00 £18.28
90th Percentile £62.16 £56.50 £43.95
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year - +6.06% +20.00%

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 4 April 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Azure SQL Database in London over the 6 months to 4 April 2020.

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 4 April 2020. 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 +49 64 £500 -6.98% 11
South London +31 13 £450 -5.26%
West London +38 7 £450 -14.29% 3
North London - 3 £500 - 1
Azure SQL Database
England

For the 6 months to 4 April 2020, 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.

1 230 (99.57%) Azure
2 216 (93.51%) SQL
3 94 (40.69%) C#
4 88 (38.10%) SQL Server
5 80 (34.63%) .NET
6 77 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
6 77 (33.33%) Azure Data Factory
7 76 (32.90%) DevOps
7 76 (32.90%) Business Intelligence
8 74 (32.03%) Microsoft
9 69 (29.87%) Agile Software Development
10 60 (25.97%) ETL
11 59 (25.54%) Data Lake
12 53 (22.94%) Power BI
12 53 (22.94%) Power Platform
13 50 (21.65%) Analytics
14 47 (20.35%) .NET Core
15 44 (19.05%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 41 (17.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 40 (17.32%) Databricks
18 38 (16.45%) JavaScript
19 37 (16.02%) PaaS
20 35 (15.15%) Finance
21 34 (14.72%) Git (software)
21 34 (14.72%) Serverless
22 31 (13.42%) Kimball Methodology
23 30 (12.99%) Azure Functions
23 30 (12.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 29 (12.55%) AWS
24 29 (12.55%) Python

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 13 (5.63%) Confluence
2 7 (3.03%) Apache Spark
3 6 (2.60%) IBM Notes
4 5 (2.16%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.30%) CMS
5 3 (1.30%) IIS
6 2 (0.87%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.43%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.43%) Drupal
7 1 (0.43%) Mule
7 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (2.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.43%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.43%) SAP MDM
2 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.43%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 230 (99.57%) Azure
2 77 (33.33%) Azure Data Factory
3 53 (22.94%) Power Platform
4 37 (16.02%) PaaS
5 34 (14.72%) Serverless
6 30 (12.99%) Azure Functions
7 29 (12.55%) AWS
8 22 (9.52%) Azure Active Directory
9 18 (7.79%) IaaS
10 12 (5.19%) Data Lake Analytics
11 10 (4.33%) GCP
12 7 (3.03%) Azure Stack
13 5 (2.16%) Dynamics 365
13 5 (2.16%) SaaS
14 3 (1.30%) Azure Machine Learning
15 2 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
15 2 (0.87%) Amazon S3
15 2 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
15 2 (0.87%) GitHub
15 2 (0.87%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.03%) VPN
2 5 (2.16%) DKIM
2 5 (2.16%) DNS
3 3 (1.30%) Firewall
3 3 (1.30%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.43%) HTTP
4 1 (0.43%) Network Security
4 1 (0.43%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (38.10%) SQL Server
2 77 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 59 (25.54%) Data Lake
4 53 (22.94%) Power BI
5 44 (19.05%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 41 (17.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 30 (12.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 18 (7.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 17 (7.36%) Cosmos DB
10 14 (6.06%) Relational Database
11 12 (5.19%) Redis
11 12 (5.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 11 (4.76%) PowerCenter
13 10 (4.33%) Big Data
13 10 (4.33%) NoSQL
13 10 (4.33%) Snowflake Schema
14 9 (3.90%) BigQuery
14 9 (3.90%) MySQL
14 9 (3.90%) SAP HANA
15 8 (3.46%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 34 (14.72%) Git (software)
2 15 (6.49%) SpecFlow
3 13 (5.63%) JIRA
4 10 (4.33%) Subversion
5 8 (3.46%) Selenium
5 8 (3.46%) Visual Studio
6 6 (2.60%) ER Studio
6 6 (2.60%) ERwin
6 6 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (2.60%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (2.16%) Bitbucket
8 4 (1.73%) Cypress.io
8 4 (1.73%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (1.73%) Protractor
9 3 (1.30%) Mocha
9 3 (1.30%) NUnit
9 3 (1.30%) Sinon.JS
10 1 (0.43%) Balsamiq
10 1 (0.43%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.43%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 35 (15.15%) Finance
2 18 (7.79%) Retail
3 8 (3.46%) Legal
4 5 (2.16%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.16%) Public Sector
5 4 (1.73%) Marketing
6 3 (1.30%) Advertising
7 2 (0.87%) Back Office
7 2 (0.87%) Banking
8 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.43%) Front Office
8 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 108 (46.75%) Developer
2 48 (20.78%) Azure Engineer
3 38 (16.45%) Azure Developer
4 37 (16.02%) Data Engineer
5 32 (13.85%) .NET Developer
6 19 (8.23%) C# Developer
7 17 (7.36%) Architect
8 15 (6.49%) SQL Developer
9 14 (6.06%) ETL Developer
10 13 (5.63%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 12 (5.19%) Azure Architect
11 12 (5.19%) C# .NET Developer
12 11 (4.76%) Azure DevOps
12 11 (4.76%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 11 (4.76%) Consultant
12 11 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
13 9 (3.90%) Data Architect
14 8 (3.46%) Azure Consultant
15 7 (3.03%) Power BI Developer
16 6 (2.60%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (34.63%) .NET
2 47 (20.35%) .NET Core
3 27 (11.69%) React
4 26 (11.26%) AngularJS
5 24 (10.39%) ASP.NET
5 24 (10.39%) Node.js
6 19 (8.23%) RESTful
7 16 (6.93%) ASP.NET MVC
8 15 (6.49%) Web Services
9 12 (5.19%) ASP.NET Web API
10 11 (4.76%) HTML
11 10 (4.33%) .NET Framework
11 10 (4.33%) CSS
12 9 (3.90%) Jest
12 9 (3.90%) OAuth
13 8 (3.46%) OAuth2
13 8 (3.46%) REST
14 7 (3.03%) PySpark
15 5 (2.16%) Kafka
16 4 (1.73%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.79%) Data Structures
2 14 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.19%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (3.46%) Virtual Team
5 6 (2.60%) Mobile Payment
6 4 (1.73%) Fixed Income
6 4 (1.73%) User Experience
7 3 (1.30%) Equities
7 3 (1.30%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.87%) Blog
8 2 (0.87%) Cloud Native
8 2 (0.87%) FMCG
8 2 (0.87%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.43%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.43%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.43%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.43%) NHS
9 1 (0.43%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 18 (7.79%) Windows
2 10 (4.33%) Android
3 6 (2.60%) Apple iOS
3 6 (2.60%) Linux
3 6 (2.60%) Windows Server
3 6 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (2.60%) Windows Server 2016
4 5 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.73%) VMS
6 3 (1.30%) Unix
7 2 (0.87%) Debian
7 2 (0.87%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (32.90%) Business Intelligence
1 76 (32.90%) DevOps
2 69 (29.87%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (25.97%) ETL
4 50 (21.65%) Analytics
5 31 (13.42%) Kimball Methodology
6 26 (11.26%) Data Modelling
6 26 (11.26%) MVC
7 25 (10.82%) Scrum
7 25 (10.82%) Test Automation
8 23 (9.96%) TDD
9 20 (8.66%) Migration
10 19 (8.23%) Data Engineering
11 17 (7.36%) Data Analytics
11 17 (7.36%) Dimensional Modelling
11 17 (7.36%) Microservices
12 16 (6.93%) Asset Management
13 14 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (5.63%) Fintech
14 13 (5.63%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 216 (93.51%) SQL
2 94 (40.69%) C#
3 38 (16.45%) JavaScript
4 29 (12.55%) Python
5 28 (12.12%) T-SQL
6 25 (10.82%) PowerShell
7 17 (7.36%) TypeScript
8 11 (4.76%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 8 (3.46%) Java
9 8 (3.46%) Scala
10 5 (2.16%) PHP
11 4 (1.73%) XAML
12 3 (1.30%) ES8
13 2 (0.87%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.87%) Go
13 2 (0.87%) Perl
13 2 (0.87%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.87%) VBA
14 1 (0.43%) R
14 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (1.30%) Degree
3 1 (0.43%) CHECK Team Member
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.03%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.16%) QA
3 1 (0.43%) GDPR
System Software
1 23 (9.96%) Docker
2 22 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 22 (9.52%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.43%) HDFS
3 1 (0.43%) NFS
3 1 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (9.09%) Kubernetes
2 7 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (3.03%) Puppet
2 7 (3.03%) Terraform
3 3 (1.30%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.87%) CASB
4 2 (0.87%) MIIS
Vendors
1 74 (32.03%) Microsoft
2 40 (17.32%) Databricks
3 16 (6.93%) SAP
4 13 (5.63%) Atlassian
4 13 (5.63%) Informatica
5 11 (4.76%) Ab Initio
5 11 (4.76%) Talend
6 9 (3.90%) Google
7 7 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (3.03%) Tableau
8 6 (2.60%) Lotus
8 6 (2.60%) Oracle
8 6 (2.60%) Sitecore
8 6 (2.60%) TIBCO
9 4 (1.73%) MuleSoft
9 4 (1.73%) Xamarin
10 3 (1.30%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.87%) Cloudera
11 2 (0.87%) Palantir
11 2 (0.87%) VMware