The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 25 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 / South East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 229 247 268
Rank change year-on-year +18 +21  
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 9 30 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.12% 0.34% 0.021%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.53% 1.64% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 2
Median daily rate £475 £465 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +24.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £431 £375
% change year-on-year -1.44% +15.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
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 the South East with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 1704 1829 2016
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 22.31% 20.76% 21.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1029 1142 1231
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 51 27
Median hourly rate £27.50 £35.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.53% +57.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £17.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £40.00
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 the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Azure SQL Database
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure SQL Database in the South East

Azure SQL Database
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure SQL Database in the South East over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure SQL Database in the South East

Azure SQL Database
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 25 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
Surrey -4 8 £469 +0.80% 2
Berkshire +13 1 £475 -9.52%
Azure SQL Database
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 South East region with a requirement for Azure SQL Database.

1 24 (100.00%) SQL
1 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (70.83%) SQL Server
3 14 (58.33%) C#
4 13 (54.17%) .NET
5 11 (45.83%) ASP.NET Web API
6 10 (41.67%) AngularJS
6 10 (41.67%) JavaScript
7 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
8 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (29.17%) LESS
9 7 (29.17%) REST
9 7 (29.17%) NServiceBus
9 7 (29.17%) Amazon AWS
9 7 (29.17%) PowerShell
9 7 (29.17%) JSUnit
9 7 (29.17%) TDD
9 7 (29.17%) Data Management
9 7 (29.17%) WCF
9 7 (29.17%) Unit Testing
9 7 (29.17%) T-SQL
9 7 (29.17%) ASP.NET
9 7 (29.17%) CSS
10 6 (25.00%) Web Services
10 6 (25.00%) MSMQ
10 6 (25.00%) Data Modelling
10 6 (25.00%) SOA
10 6 (25.00%) HTML
10 6 (25.00%) Finance
10 6 (25.00%) .NET Framework

Azure SQL Database
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 7 (29.17%) NServiceBus
Cloud Services
1 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (29.17%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (25.00%) SaaS
4 2 (8.33%) IaaS
4 2 (8.33%) PaaS
5 1 (4.17%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (70.83%) SQL Server
2 6 (25.00%) Power BI
3 5 (20.83%) Big Data
3 5 (20.83%) Geospatial Data
3 5 (20.83%) IBM InfoSphere
3 5 (20.83%) NoSQL
4 4 (16.67%) Hadoop
5 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (8.33%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) JSUnit
2 6 (25.00%) GoCD
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (58.33%) Developer
2 13 (54.17%) C# Developer
3 8 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 8 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 7 (29.17%) Architect
5 5 (20.83%) Data Architect
6 4 (16.67%) Geospatial Architect
6 4 (16.67%) Senior .NET Developer
6 4 (16.67%) Senior C# .NET Developer
6 4 (16.67%) Senior C# Developer
6 4 (16.67%) Senior Developer
7 3 (12.50%) Angular Developer
7 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (12.50%) Azure Developer
7 3 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (12.50%) Cloud Architect
7 3 (12.50%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (12.50%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (12.50%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (12.50%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (54.17%) .NET
2 11 (45.83%) ASP.NET Web API
3 10 (41.67%) AngularJS
4 7 (29.17%) ASP.NET
4 7 (29.17%) CSS
4 7 (29.17%) LESS
4 7 (29.17%) REST
4 7 (29.17%) WCF
5 6 (25.00%) .NET Framework
5 6 (25.00%) Entity Framework
5 6 (25.00%) HTML
5 6 (25.00%) HTML5
5 6 (25.00%) MSMQ
5 6 (25.00%) Web Services
6 5 (20.83%) PostGIS
7 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (12.50%) KnockoutJS
7 3 (12.50%) React
7 3 (12.50%) Reactive Extensions
7 3 (12.50%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 3 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (12.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.17%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (29.17%) Data Management
2 7 (29.17%) TDD
2 7 (29.17%) Unit Testing
3 6 (25.00%) Change Management
3 6 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 6 (25.00%) DevOps
3 6 (25.00%) Domain-Driven Design
3 6 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (25.00%) SOA
3 6 (25.00%) SOLID
4 5 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (20.83%) Data Governance
4 5 (20.83%) Data Integration
4 5 (20.83%) ERD
4 5 (20.83%) ETL
4 5 (20.83%) Event-Driven Architecture
4 5 (20.83%) Master Data Management
4 5 (20.83%) Metadata Management
4 5 (20.83%) UML
Programming Languages
1 24 (100.00%) SQL
2 14 (58.33%) C#
3 10 (41.67%) JavaScript
4 7 (29.17%) PowerShell
4 7 (29.17%) T-SQL
5 2 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.83%) ESRI
2 5 (20.83%) IBM
2 5 (20.83%) Informatica
2 5 (20.83%) Oracle
2 5 (20.83%) SAP
2 5 (20.83%) Tableau
3 3 (12.50%) Xamarin