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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 372 393 438
Rank change year-on-year +21 +45  
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 52 25 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.25% 0.12% 0.017%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.06% 0.51% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 17 3
Median daily rate £500 £500 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +33.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £431 £375
% change year-on-year -1.44% +15.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 -

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 4909 4882 5580
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 23.65% 22.84% 23.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3566 3612 3909
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £338 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 19 51
Median hourly rate £24.66 £35.00 £27.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.54% +25.98%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £16.08 £16.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.98 £127.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +24.59% +17.30%  

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -3 9 £500 - 4
Enfield 0 2 - - 1
Westminster - 1 £600 - 1
Azure SQL Database
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 94 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 93 (98.94%) SQL
3 61 (64.89%) Microsoft
4 53 (56.38%) Agile Software Development
5 52 (55.32%) Business Intelligence
6 47 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
7 40 (42.55%) Power BI
8 37 (39.36%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 35 (37.23%) SQL Server
10 31 (32.98%) Data Analysis
11 29 (30.85%) .NET
12 27 (28.72%) Analytics
12 27 (28.72%) Private Cloud
13 23 (24.47%) Data Modelling
14 22 (23.40%) Visualisation
14 22 (23.40%) PaaS
15 21 (22.34%) Git (software)
15 21 (22.34%) Data Visualisation
15 21 (22.34%) C#
16 19 (20.21%) TDD
16 19 (20.21%) Finance
17 18 (19.15%) Data Analytics
17 18 (19.15%) Data Cleansing
17 18 (19.15%) Security Cleared
18 17 (18.09%) IaaS
18 17 (18.09%) ASP.NET Web API
18 17 (18.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 17 (18.09%) Coaching
19 16 (17.02%) JavaScript
19 16 (17.02%) 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 3 (3.19%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.13%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.06%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.06%) CMS
3 1 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.06%) IIS
3 1 (1.06%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.06%) NServiceBus
3 1 (1.06%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.06%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 9 (9.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.13%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 94 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (23.40%) PaaS
3 17 (18.09%) IaaS
4 13 (13.83%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (10.64%) Azure Data Factory
6 7 (7.45%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (6.38%) Office 365
8 5 (5.32%) Data Lake Analytics
9 4 (4.26%) TestFlight
10 2 (2.13%) GitHub
11 1 (1.06%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.51%) AMQP
2 3 (3.19%) DNS
3 2 (2.13%) Firewall
3 2 (2.13%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (2.13%) Skype
3 2 (2.13%) VPN
4 1 (1.06%) Network Security
4 1 (1.06%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 40 (42.55%) Power BI
3 37 (39.36%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 35 (37.23%) SQL Server
5 17 (18.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (14.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (13.83%) NoSQL
7 13 (13.83%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (9.57%) OLAP
8 9 (9.57%) SQL Server 2016
8 9 (9.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (7.45%) MongoDB
10 6 (6.38%) Data Lake
10 6 (6.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 5 (5.32%) QlikView
12 4 (4.26%) CouchDB
12 4 (4.26%) MySQL
12 4 (4.26%) SQLite
13 3 (3.19%) DocumentDB
13 3 (3.19%) Redis
Development Applications
1 21 (22.34%) Git (software)
2 9 (9.57%) SpecFlow
2 9 (9.57%) Subversion
2 9 (9.57%) Visual Studio
3 5 (5.32%) Octopus Deploy
3 5 (5.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (4.26%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.13%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.06%) FxCop
6 1 (1.06%) Moq
6 1 (1.06%) NUnit
6 1 (1.06%) StyleCop
6 1 (1.06%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 19 (20.21%) Finance
2 10 (10.64%) Marketing
3 9 (9.57%) Electronics
3 9 (9.57%) Manufacturing
3 9 (9.57%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.26%) Retail
5 1 (1.06%) Banking
5 1 (1.06%) Legal
Job Titles
1 42 (44.68%) Developer
2 17 (18.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 15 (15.96%) C# Developer
4 13 (13.83%) Power BI Developer
5 12 (12.77%) .NET Developer
5 12 (12.77%) Consultant
6 11 (11.70%) Azure Developer
7 10 (10.64%) Azure Consultant
7 10 (10.64%) C# .NET Developer
7 10 (10.64%) Technical Leader
8 8 (8.51%) Angular Developer
8 8 (8.51%) ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (8.51%) Business Intelligence Lead
8 8 (8.51%) Microsoft Developer
9 7 (7.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 7 (7.45%) C# WPF Developer
9 7 (7.45%) Microsoft BI Developer
9 7 (7.45%) WPF Developer
10 6 (6.38%) Senior Developer
11 4 (4.26%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (30.85%) .NET
2 17 (18.09%) ASP.NET Web API
3 14 (14.89%) ASP.NET
4 11 (11.70%) AngularJS
5 10 (10.64%) React
6 9 (9.57%) Reactive Extensions
6 9 (9.57%) SignalR
7 8 (8.51%) Angular 2
7 8 (8.51%) MSMQ
7 8 (8.51%) NancyFx
7 8 (8.51%) WebSockets
8 7 (7.45%) WPF
9 5 (5.32%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (5.32%) Web Services
10 4 (4.26%) Cocoa
10 4 (4.26%) Cocoa Touch
10 4 (4.26%) REST
10 4 (4.26%) SOAP
11 3 (3.19%) JSON
12 2 (2.13%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 27 (28.72%) Private Cloud
2 10 (10.64%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (8.51%) Fintech
3 8 (8.51%) W3C
4 6 (6.38%) Data Centre
4 6 (6.38%) Mobile App
5 4 (4.26%) Enterprise Storage
5 4 (4.26%) NHS
6 3 (3.19%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (2.13%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (1.06%) Blog
8 1 (1.06%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.06%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.06%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.64%) Windows
2 8 (8.51%) Windows Server
3 4 (4.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (56.38%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (55.32%) Business Intelligence
3 31 (32.98%) Data Analysis
4 27 (28.72%) Analytics
5 23 (24.47%) Data Modelling
6 22 (23.40%) Visualisation
7 21 (22.34%) Data Visualisation
8 19 (20.21%) TDD
9 18 (19.15%) Data Analytics
9 18 (19.15%) Data Cleansing
10 17 (18.09%) Coaching
11 14 (14.89%) BDD
11 14 (14.89%) Scrum
12 12 (12.77%) Microservices
13 11 (11.70%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (10.64%) Dashboard Development
14 10 (10.64%) Workload Management
15 9 (9.57%) Digital Marketing
15 9 (9.57%) Logical Data Model
15 9 (9.57%) Physical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 93 (98.94%) SQL
2 21 (22.34%) C#
3 16 (17.02%) JavaScript
4 9 (9.57%) T-SQL
5 7 (7.45%) PowerShell
6 4 (4.26%) Apple Swift
6 4 (4.26%) Objective-C
7 2 (2.13%) C++
7 2 (2.13%) Java
7 2 (2.13%) PHP
8 1 (1.06%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (1.06%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 18 (19.15%) Security Cleared
2 16 (17.02%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.19%) MCSA
5 1 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.06%) Degree
5 1 (1.06%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.06%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.51%) WCAG
2 5 (5.32%) QA
3 1 (1.06%) HL7
System Software
1 16 (17.02%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.64%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (4.26%) Docker
4 2 (2.13%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (6.38%) SCOM
2 2 (2.13%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (2.13%) HockeyApp
3 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.06%) Puppet
Vendors
1 61 (64.89%) Microsoft
2 15 (15.96%) Greenplum
3 9 (9.57%) SAP
4 5 (5.32%) Tableau
5 2 (2.13%) Mercator
5 2 (2.13%) Oracle
5 2 (2.13%) VMware
5 2 (2.13%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.06%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.06%) Cognos
6 1 (1.06%) ESRI
6 1 (1.06%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (1.06%) SaltStack