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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 July 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
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 356 259 267
Rank change year-on-year -97 +8 +54
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 261 274 135
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.65% 0.99% 0.77%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.15% 4.15% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 173 97
10th Percentile £375 £413 £408
25th Percentile £457 £460 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -4.76%
75th Percentile £638 £620 £556
90th Percentile £738 £650 £600
England median daily rate £539 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +7.75% +5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £65.00 -
England median hourly rate - £65.00 -

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 8,289 6,600 4,563
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 20.79% 23.82% 25.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,097 4,691 3,335
10th Percentile £407 £381 £363
25th Percentile £496 £450 £438
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £590 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year +7.27% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £700 £645 £625
90th Percentile £788 £720 £713
England median daily rate £550 £506 £500
% change year-on-year +8.67% +1.23% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 32 29
10th Percentile £26.25 £8.60 £15.99
25th Percentile £35.00 £16.19 £21.00
Median hourly rate £55.00 £24.73 £27.50
Median % change year-on-year +122.45% -10.09% +10.00%
75th Percentile £68.75 £38.81 £39.25
90th Percentile £75.34 £57.80 £49.20
England median hourly rate £37.80 £24.80 £25.50
% change year-on-year +52.42% -2.75% -17.74%

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 July 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 4 July 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 -23 23 £600 -4.00% 27
South London -9 7 £443 -6.84% 1
East London - 2 £454 -
West London -4 1 £400 - 5
Azure SQL Database
England

For the 6 months to 4 July 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.

1 261 (100.00%) Azure
2 250 (95.79%) SQL
3 132 (50.57%) DevOps
4 121 (46.36%) SQL Server
5 110 (42.15%) Microsoft
6 101 (38.70%) Azure Data Factory
7 96 (36.78%) Azure DevOps
8 92 (35.25%) C#
9 88 (33.72%) CI/CD
10 86 (32.95%) Power Platform
11 85 (32.57%) Agile
12 83 (31.80%) Business Intelligence
13 81 (31.03%) Power BI
14 75 (28.74%) .NET
14 75 (28.74%) Analytics
15 73 (27.97%) Databricks
16 72 (27.59%) Data Lake
16 72 (27.59%) Python
17 65 (24.90%) T-SQL
17 65 (24.90%) PowerShell
18 63 (24.14%) Serverless
19 62 (23.75%) Microservices
20 60 (22.99%) AWS
21 59 (22.61%) Azure Functions
22 57 (21.84%) Data Warehouse
23 55 (21.07%) Kubernetes
24 47 (18.01%) Azure Cosmos DB
25 46 (17.62%) Git (software)
26 44 (16.86%) Azure Synapse Analytics
27 43 (16.48%) Social Skills

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 (9.58%) Apache Spark
2 12 (4.60%) BizTalk Server
3 10 (3.83%) Apache Pig
4 9 (3.45%) SharePoint
5 8 (3.07%) Confluence
6 6 (2.30%) Apache Airflow
7 4 (1.53%) CMS
7 4 (1.53%) Jupyter
8 3 (1.15%) IIS
8 3 (1.15%) Kentico
9 2 (0.77%) Apache
10 1 (0.38%) SAS
10 1 (0.38%) ThingWorx
10 1 (0.38%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.15%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.77%) Carpe Diem
2 2 (0.77%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.38%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 261 (100.00%) Azure
2 101 (38.70%) Azure Data Factory
3 96 (36.78%) Azure DevOps
4 86 (32.95%) Power Platform
5 63 (24.14%) Serverless
6 60 (22.99%) AWS
7 59 (22.61%) Azure Functions
8 47 (18.01%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 44 (16.86%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 42 (16.09%) Azure Logic Apps
11 37 (14.18%) Azure Storage
12 36 (13.79%) Azure AKS
13 34 (13.03%) PaaS
14 30 (11.49%) Azure Service Bus
15 28 (10.73%) Azure Monitor
16 25 (9.58%) Azure Active Directory
17 21 (8.05%) Azure Key Vault
18 18 (6.90%) AWS Lambda
19 17 (6.51%) Azure App Service
20 13 (4.98%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.07%) DNS
2 6 (2.30%) Firewall
2 6 (2.30%) FTP
2 6 (2.30%) LAN
2 6 (2.30%) Network Security
2 6 (2.30%) WAN
3 3 (1.15%) DHCP
3 3 (1.15%) VPN
4 2 (0.77%) BGP
4 2 (0.77%) HTTP
4 2 (0.77%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.38%) AMQP
5 1 (0.38%) Internet
5 1 (0.38%) Modbus
5 1 (0.38%) MQTT
5 1 (0.38%) SSL
5 1 (0.38%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.38%) VLAN
5 1 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (46.36%) SQL Server
2 81 (31.03%) Power BI
3 72 (27.59%) Data Lake
4 57 (21.84%) Data Warehouse
5 38 (14.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 29 (11.11%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 24 (9.20%) PostgreSQL
7 24 (9.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 23 (8.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 21 (8.05%) Big Data
10 20 (7.66%) MongoDB
11 16 (6.13%) NoSQL
12 15 (5.75%) MySQL
13 14 (5.36%) SAP HANA
14 13 (4.98%) Amazon RDS
14 13 (4.98%) Metadata
15 12 (4.60%) Relational Database
16 11 (4.21%) Delta Lake
17 10 (3.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 10 (3.83%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 46 (17.62%) Git (software)
2 17 (6.51%) JIRA
3 16 (6.13%) Visual Studio
4 13 (4.98%) Jenkins
5 10 (3.83%) SpecFlow
6 9 (3.45%) GitLab
6 9 (3.45%) PowerDesigner
7 8 (3.07%) ERwin
7 8 (3.07%) SonarQube
7 8 (3.07%) Visual Studio Team System
8 7 (2.68%) ER Studio
9 6 (2.30%) Selenium
9 6 (2.30%) Sonatype Nexus
9 6 (2.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 5 (1.92%) Subversion
10 5 (1.92%) Visual Studio Code
11 4 (1.53%) HP UFT
11 4 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (1.53%) TestComplete
11 4 (1.53%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 43 (16.48%) Social Skills
2 38 (14.56%) Finance
3 16 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (6.13%) Public Sector
4 9 (3.45%) Presentation Skills
4 9 (3.45%) Retail
5 8 (3.07%) Banking
6 7 (2.68%) Legal
7 4 (1.53%) Law
7 4 (1.53%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.15%) Advertising
8 3 (1.15%) Documentation Skills
8 3 (1.15%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.15%) Marketing
8 3 (1.15%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.77%) Electronics
9 2 (0.77%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 2 (0.77%) Influencing Skills
10 1 (0.38%) French Language
10 1 (0.38%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 87 (33.33%) Developer
2 41 (15.71%) Architect
2 41 (15.71%) Data Engineer
3 36 (13.79%) Azure Developer
4 35 (13.41%) Azure Engineer
5 26 (9.96%) .NET Developer
6 22 (8.43%) DevOps Engineer
6 22 (8.43%) Solutions Architect
7 21 (8.05%) C# Developer
8 15 (5.75%) Azure Data Engineer
8 15 (5.75%) Data Architect
9 14 (5.36%) Azure Architect
10 13 (4.98%) DBA
11 12 (4.60%) Cloud Engineer
11 12 (4.60%) SQL Developer
12 11 (4.21%) C# .NET Developer
12 11 (4.21%) Senior Developer
12 11 (4.21%) SQL DBA
13 9 (3.45%) Integration Developer
13 9 (3.45%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (28.74%) .NET
2 27 (10.34%) .NET Core
2 27 (10.34%) .NET Framework
3 24 (9.20%) ASP.NET
4 22 (8.43%) React
4 22 (8.43%) REST
5 16 (6.13%) Entity Framework
5 16 (6.13%) RESTful
6 13 (4.98%) ASP.NET Core
6 13 (4.98%) HTML
6 13 (4.98%) Kafka
7 12 (4.60%) AngularJS
8 11 (4.21%) Web Services
9 10 (3.83%) ASP.NET Web API
9 10 (3.83%) CSS
9 10 (3.83%) JSON
10 8 (3.07%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (3.07%) Vue.js
10 8 (3.07%) YAML
11 7 (2.68%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.96%) Cloud Native
2 15 (5.75%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (3.45%) Legacy Systems
4 8 (3.07%) Data Structures
5 7 (2.68%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (2.68%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (2.30%) Public Cloud
6 6 (2.30%) Reference Data
7 5 (1.92%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.53%) Clustering
8 4 (1.53%) Legacy Applications
8 4 (1.53%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.15%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.15%) Low-Code
9 3 (1.15%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.15%) Renewable Energy
10 2 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.77%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 33 (12.64%) Windows
2 10 (3.83%) Linux
3 8 (3.07%) Debian
3 8 (3.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (3.07%) Ubuntu
4 6 (2.30%) VMS
5 5 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.53%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.77%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (50.57%) DevOps
2 88 (33.72%) CI/CD
3 85 (32.57%) Agile
4 83 (31.80%) Business Intelligence
5 75 (28.74%) Analytics
6 62 (23.75%) Microservices
7 39 (14.94%) Data Modelling
8 37 (14.18%) ETL
9 31 (11.88%) TDD
10 30 (11.49%) Migration
11 29 (11.11%) Scrum
12 26 (9.96%) Continuous Integration
13 25 (9.58%) Data Engineering
14 23 (8.81%) SDLC
15 21 (8.05%) Log Analytics
16 19 (7.28%) Full Stack Development
17 18 (6.90%) Kanban
17 18 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
17 18 (6.90%) Test Automation
18 17 (6.51%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 250 (95.79%) SQL
2 92 (35.25%) C#
3 72 (27.59%) Python
4 65 (24.90%) PowerShell
4 65 (24.90%) T-SQL
5 35 (13.41%) JavaScript
6 32 (12.26%) Java
7 21 (8.05%) Go
8 19 (7.28%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 17 (6.51%) Bash
10 12 (4.60%) C++
10 12 (4.60%) PHP
11 11 (4.21%) TypeScript
12 10 (3.83%) PL/SQL
13 8 (3.07%) Perl
14 7 (2.68%) Bicep
15 4 (1.53%) Groovy
15 4 (1.53%) R
15 4 (1.53%) Scala
15 4 (1.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (6.51%) Security Cleared
2 16 (6.13%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.68%) Degree
4 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.77%) MCSA
5 2 (0.77%) MCSE
6 1 (0.38%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.38%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.45%) Data Quality
2 7 (2.68%) QA
3 3 (1.15%) GDPR
4 2 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.77%) SLA
5 1 (0.38%) Accessibility
System Software
1 24 (9.20%) Active Directory
2 16 (6.13%) Docker
2 16 (6.13%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (1.92%) HDFS
4 1 (0.38%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Systems Management
1 55 (21.07%) Kubernetes
2 32 (12.26%) Terraform
3 10 (3.83%) Istio
4 9 (3.45%) Ansible
4 9 (3.45%) Puppet
5 8 (3.07%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.92%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (1.92%) Opsgenie
7 4 (1.53%) Prometheus
8 3 (1.15%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 3 (1.15%) Grafana
9 2 (0.77%) SCCM
9 2 (0.77%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.38%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.38%) Kibana
10 1 (0.38%) Kubeflow
10 1 (0.38%) logstash
Vendors
1 110 (42.15%) Microsoft
2 73 (27.97%) Databricks
3 26 (9.96%) SAP
4 23 (8.81%) Oracle
5 17 (6.51%) MuleSoft
6 13 (4.98%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (3.45%) BiZZdesign
8 8 (3.07%) Cloudera
8 8 (3.07%) Red Hat
9 7 (2.68%) New Relic
10 5 (1.92%) Google
10 5 (1.92%) IBM
10 5 (1.92%) VMware
11 4 (1.53%) AppDynamics
11 4 (1.53%) Atlassian
11 4 (1.53%) Teradata
12 3 (1.15%) Cognos
12 3 (1.15%) Netezza
13 2 (0.77%) Apple
13 2 (0.77%) Commvault