Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 351 356 382
Rank change year-on-year +5 +26 -4
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 27 22 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.16% 0.13% 0.062%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.76% 0.65% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 5
South East median daily rate £450 £465 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% -7.00% +42.86%
10th Percentile £363 £300 £368
90th Percentile £560 £518 £568
England median daily rate £450 £488 £425
% change year-on-year -7.69% +14.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £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 South East with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 3537 3376 4326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.02% 20.30% 22.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2246 2017 2558
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £293 £275 £263
90th Percentile £556 £538 £523
England median daily rate £460 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 89 95
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £27.38 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.25% -2.23% +12.00%
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.25 £48.75
England median hourly rate £31.75 £28.00 £27.78
% change year-on-year +13.39% +0.79% +12.24%

Azure SQL Database
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Thames Valley -5 9 £550 +46.67% 1
Surrey -21 9 £413 -11.29%
Berkshire +5 8 £550 +25.71%
East Sussex - 4 £350 -
West Sussex - 4 £538 -
Kent -12 1 £450 +2.86%
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 1
Azure SQL Database
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 27 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (92.59%) SQL
3 12 (44.44%) C#
3 12 (44.44%) .NET
4 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
5 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 8 (29.63%) CRM
7 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (22.22%) MVC
8 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
8 6 (22.22%) Analytics
8 6 (22.22%) Data Lake
9 5 (18.52%) Data Lake Analytics
9 5 (18.52%) Azure Data Factory
9 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (14.81%) Machine Learning
10 4 (14.81%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (14.81%) CSS
10 4 (14.81%) Oracle
10 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
10 4 (14.81%) Data Modelling
10 4 (14.81%) Manufacturing
10 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (14.81%) Dynamics CRM
10 4 (14.81%) Business Process Modelling
10 4 (14.81%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (11.11%) Network Virtualisation
11 3 (11.11%) Banking
11 3 (11.11%) Web Services
11 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio

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 1 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (18.52%) Azure Data Factory
2 5 (18.52%) Data Lake Analytics
3 4 (14.81%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (11.11%) IaaS
5 2 (7.41%) Azure Machine Learning
5 2 (7.41%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (7.41%) PaaS
5 2 (7.41%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (22.22%) Data Lake
3 3 (11.11%) Power BI
3 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (7.41%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 2 (7.41%) Data Mining
4 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (7.41%) InterSystems Cache
4 2 (7.41%) OLAP
4 2 (7.41%) Redis
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.70%) DocumentDB
5 1 (3.70%) HDInsight
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (3.70%) QlikView
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 2 (7.41%) Selenium
2 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (3.70%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (14.81%) Manufacturing
2 3 (11.11%) Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.70%) Advertising
4 1 (3.70%) Finance
4 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (62.96%) Developer
2 7 (25.93%) .NET Developer
2 7 (25.93%) C# Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Applications Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Architect
3 4 (14.81%) Azure Consultant
3 4 (14.81%) Consultant
3 4 (14.81%) Data Architect
3 4 (14.81%) Web Developer
4 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Azure Developer
4 3 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Xamarin Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Applications Support
5 2 (7.41%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) CRM Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Full Stack Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (44.44%) .NET
2 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (14.81%) CSS
4 3 (11.11%) .NET Framework
4 3 (11.11%) AngularJS
4 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET
4 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (11.11%) KnockoutJS
4 3 (11.11%) Web Services
5 2 (7.41%) .NET Core
5 2 (7.41%) CSS3
5 2 (7.41%) Entity Framework
5 2 (7.41%) HTML
5 2 (7.41%) HTML5
5 2 (7.41%) jQuery
5 2 (7.41%) Sass
6 1 (3.70%) JSON
6 1 (3.70%) React
6 1 (3.70%) Reactive Extensions
6 1 (3.70%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Linux
1 3 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (7.41%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.70%) CentOS
3 1 (3.70%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) CRM
2 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (22.22%) Analytics
3 6 (22.22%) MVC
4 4 (14.81%) Business Process Modelling
4 4 (14.81%) Data Modelling
4 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (14.81%) Machine Learning
5 3 (11.11%) Network Virtualisation
6 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (7.41%) Coaching
6 2 (7.41%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (7.41%) DevOps
6 2 (7.41%) Kimball Methodology
6 2 (7.41%) Migration
6 2 (7.41%) Project Planning
6 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
6 2 (7.41%) Single Customer View
6 2 (7.41%) System Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (92.59%) SQL
2 12 (44.44%) C#
3 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.70%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
1 4 (14.81%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) MOM
2 1 (3.70%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.81%) Oracle
3 3 (11.11%) Xamarin
4 2 (7.41%) Tableau
5 1 (3.70%) Capita