Period
to 19 April 2019

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 19 April 2019 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
19 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 175 192 201
Rank change year-on-year +17 +9 -
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 35 27 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.63% 0.47% 0.036%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.88% 2.14% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 22 1
North West median daily rate £413 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.86% - -
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -1.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -30.00% +212.50% -

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 1,216 1,259 1,272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.87% 21.79% 23.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 854 893 832
North West median daily rate £425 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33% -
10th Percentile £290 £263 £263
90th Percentile £619 £596 £530
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 21 29
North West median hourly rate £36.23 £49.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.07% +78.18% -31.25%
10th Percentile £17.35 £15.25 £13.25
90th Percentile £54.66 £66.80 £51.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% +18.18% +5.77%

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 19 April 2019.

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 19 April 2019. 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 +3 21 £475 +35.71% 4
Cheshire +23 11 £380 +4.83% 3
Lancashire - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £500 -
Azure SQL Database
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 2019, 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 35 (100.00%) SQL
1 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (62.86%) SQL Server
3 17 (48.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (42.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 15 (42.86%) DevOps
4 15 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 13 (37.14%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (37.14%) T-SQL
6 12 (34.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (25.71%) Windows
7 9 (25.71%) PowerShell
7 9 (25.71%) PaaS
8 8 (22.86%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (22.86%) Docker
8 8 (22.86%) .NET
9 7 (20.00%) C#
9 7 (20.00%) Linux
9 7 (20.00%) Python
9 7 (20.00%) VPN
9 7 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (20.00%) Firewall
9 7 (20.00%) Kubernetes
9 7 (20.00%) Jenkins
9 7 (20.00%) Azure Data Factory
10 6 (17.14%) Linux Command Line
10 6 (17.14%) Data Centre
10 6 (17.14%) logstash
10 6 (17.14%) Microservices
10 6 (17.14%) Bash Shell

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 2 (5.71%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.86%) Apache
2 1 (2.86%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (25.71%) PaaS
3 7 (20.00%) Azure Data Factory
4 5 (14.29%) IaaS
5 3 (8.57%) SaaS
6 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (2.86%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 1 (2.86%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (2.86%) iPaaS
6 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.00%) Firewall
1 7 (20.00%) VPN
2 6 (17.14%) TCP/IP
2 6 (17.14%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (62.86%) SQL Server
2 17 (48.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (42.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 12 (34.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (22.86%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (17.14%) SQL CLR
8 5 (14.29%) Power BI
9 4 (11.43%) Data Lake
10 3 (8.57%) Oracle Database
11 2 (5.71%) Big Data
11 2 (5.71%) Hadoop
11 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (5.71%) Star Schema
12 1 (2.86%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
12 1 (2.86%) MySQL
12 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (17.14%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (8.57%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Advertising
2 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) DBA
1 10 (28.57%) SQL DBA
2 9 (25.71%) Developer
3 5 (14.29%) Architect
3 5 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 4 (11.43%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Azure DevOps
5 3 (8.57%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Azure Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (8.57%) SQL BI Developer
5 3 (8.57%) SQL Developer
6 2 (5.71%) .NET Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Azure Architect
6 2 (5.71%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (5.71%) Technical Leader
7 1 (2.86%) Azure Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Data Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) Integration Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Senior Data Warehouse Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.86%) .NET
2 4 (11.43%) .NET Core
3 3 (8.57%) RESTful
4 2 (5.71%) Swagger
5 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.86%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.86%) CSS
5 1 (2.86%) Node.js
5 1 (2.86%) Redux
5 1 (2.86%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Data Centre
1 6 (17.14%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (5.71%) Clustering
2 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.86%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.86%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.86%) NHS
3 1 (2.86%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.86%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.86%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.71%) Windows
2 7 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (2.86%) Unix
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (42.86%) DevOps
2 13 (37.14%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (17.14%) Configuration Management
3 6 (17.14%) Microservices
4 5 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (11.43%) Domain-Driven Design
5 4 (11.43%) ETL
6 3 (8.57%) API Design
6 3 (8.57%) MVC
6 3 (8.57%) SOLID
6 3 (8.57%) Visualisation
7 2 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (5.71%) API Development
7 2 (5.71%) API Integration
7 2 (5.71%) Business Process Analysis
7 2 (5.71%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (5.71%) Data Analysis
7 2 (5.71%) IT Strategy
7 2 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (5.71%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 35 (100.00%) SQL
2 13 (37.14%) T-SQL
3 9 (25.71%) PowerShell
4 7 (20.00%) C#
4 7 (20.00%) Python
5 6 (17.14%) Bash Shell
6 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.86%) ES6
7 1 (2.86%) Java
7 1 (2.86%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) AWS Certification
1 1 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (2.86%) CISM
1 1 (2.86%) CISSP
1 1 (2.86%) DBS Check
1 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 8 (22.86%) Docker
2 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (20.00%) Kubernetes
2 6 (17.14%) logstash
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.86%) Ansible
4 1 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.86%) Puppet
4 1 (2.86%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.14%) Oracle
3 1 (2.86%) Cloudera
3 1 (2.86%) Databricks
3 1 (2.86%) Google
3 1 (2.86%) SAP