Period
to 16 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 16 December 2018 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 > North West
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 197 217
Rank change year-on-year +19 +20 +23
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 40 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.67% 0.21% 0.015%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.09% 0.90% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 10 0
North West median daily rate £400 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
England median daily rate £488 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +8.33% -10.00% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £47.42 - £16.00

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 the North West with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 1,296 1,340 1,643
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.72% 23.68% 25.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 870 925 1,108
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £287 £275 £263
90th Percentile £575 £625 £550
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 36 43
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £42.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.13% +22.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £14.63 £18.17 £14.39
90th Percentile £47.67 £59.38 £59.31
England median hourly rate £32.50 £32.75 £27.75
% change year-on-year -0.76% +18.02% +0.91%

Azure SQL Database
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Azure SQL Database as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Azure SQL Database in the North West

Azure SQL Database
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure SQL Database in the North West

Azure SQL Database
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure SQL Database in the North West over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure SQL Database in the North West

Azure SQL Database
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 16 December 2018. 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
Manchester -7 15 £400 +14.29% 9
Cheshire +14 14 £400 - 3
Merseyside - 9 £430 -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Azure SQL Database
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for Azure SQL Database.

1 40 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (92.50%) SQL
3 22 (55.00%) SQL Server
3 22 (55.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 15 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (32.50%) DevOps
7 12 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (27.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (27.50%) PowerShell
9 10 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
9 10 (25.00%) Office 365
9 10 (25.00%) CRM
10 9 (22.50%) ETL
10 9 (22.50%) Scrum
10 9 (22.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (22.50%) JIRA
10 9 (22.50%) Selenium
10 9 (22.50%) Octopus Deploy
11 8 (20.00%) API Development
11 8 (20.00%) Dynamics 365
11 8 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
11 8 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (20.00%) T-SQL
11 8 (20.00%) .NET
12 7 (17.50%) Java
12 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Office
12 7 (17.50%) Lucene
12 7 (17.50%) MVC

Azure SQL Database
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 6 (15.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 40 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (25.00%) Office 365
3 8 (20.00%) Dynamics 365
4 7 (17.50%) Azure Data Factory
5 5 (12.50%) PaaS
6 3 (7.50%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (7.50%) IaaS
7 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (2.50%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (2.50%) iPaaS
8 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) VPN
2 2 (5.00%) Network Security
3 1 (2.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (55.00%) SQL Server
1 22 (55.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (27.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 9 (22.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (15.00%) Power BI
6 5 (12.50%) Data Lake
6 5 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (10.00%) SQL CLR
8 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (5.00%) OLAP
8 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (5.00%) SSDT
9 1 (2.50%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (2.50%) Big Data
9 1 (2.50%) HDInsight
9 1 (2.50%) MongoDB
9 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
9 1 (2.50%) OLAP Cube
9 1 (2.50%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 9 (22.50%) JIRA
1 9 (22.50%) Octopus Deploy
1 9 (22.50%) Selenium
2 8 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 6 (15.00%) Cucumber
3 6 (15.00%) Git (software)
3 6 (15.00%) GitLab
3 6 (15.00%) JMeter
3 6 (15.00%) JUnit
3 6 (15.00%) SonarQube
4 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Electronics
3 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.50%) Marketing
3 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (55.00%) Developer
2 9 (22.50%) SQL Developer
3 6 (15.00%) Azure Developer
3 6 (15.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 5 (12.50%) DBA
4 5 (12.50%) SQL DBA
5 4 (10.00%) Azure Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) SSIS Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Azure DevOps
7 2 (5.00%) Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Azure Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) DevOps Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) SQL BI Developer
7 2 (5.00%) SSRS Developer
8 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (2.50%) C# Developer
8 1 (2.50%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.00%) .NET
2 7 (17.50%) Lucene
3 6 (15.00%) Node.js
4 5 (12.50%) hapi
5 3 (7.50%) .NET Core
5 3 (7.50%) RESTful
5 3 (7.50%) Web Services
6 2 (5.00%) .NET Framework
6 2 (5.00%) AngularJS
6 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (5.00%) CSS
6 2 (5.00%) Redux
6 2 (5.00%) Swagger
7 1 (2.50%) Angular 2
7 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.50%) jQuery
7 1 (2.50%) JSON
7 1 (2.50%) MDX
7 1 (2.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.50%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (2.50%) NHS
2 1 (2.50%) Private Cloud
2 1 (2.50%) Reference Data
2 1 (2.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.50%) Linux
1 1 (2.50%) Unix
1 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (32.50%) DevOps
3 12 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (25.00%) CRM
5 9 (22.50%) ETL
5 9 (22.50%) Scrum
6 8 (20.00%) API Development
6 8 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (17.50%) MVC
8 6 (15.00%) Analytics
8 6 (15.00%) Case Management
8 6 (15.00%) Continuous Deployment
8 6 (15.00%) OWASP
8 6 (15.00%) Web Operations
9 5 (12.50%) Data Analytics
10 4 (10.00%) Migration
10 4 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
11 3 (7.50%) BDD
11 3 (7.50%) SDLC
11 3 (7.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 37 (92.50%) SQL
2 11 (27.50%) PowerShell
3 8 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 7 (17.50%) Java
5 5 (12.50%) C#
6 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.50%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (2.50%) ES6
7 1 (2.50%) Python
7 1 (2.50%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.50%) U-SQL
7 1 (2.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (2.50%) AWS Certification
1 1 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (2.50%) CISM
1 1 (2.50%) CISSP
1 1 (2.50%) DBS Check
1 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (17.50%) Docker
2 3 (7.50%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Ansible
1 1 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.50%) Puppet
1 1 (2.50%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.50%) Oracle
3 2 (5.00%) Google
3 2 (5.00%) SAP
4 1 (2.50%) Databricks
4 1 (2.50%) HP
4 1 (2.50%) Vertica