Period
to 26 May 2020

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 26 May 2020 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
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 197 251 336
Rank change year-on-year +54 +85 -4
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 41 103 45
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.57% 0.70% 0.27%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.85% 3.51% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 69 29
Median daily rate £453 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.56% -10.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £300 £350 £319
90th Percentile £525 £628 £550
England median daily rate £475 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £18.50 - £50.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year - -30.00% -

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 1,439 2,934 3,382
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 19.91% 19.98% 20.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 918 1,841 2,076
Median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +9.24%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £306
90th Percentile £620 £600 £575
England median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 57 48
Median hourly rate £35.00 £47.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.32% +18.75% +135.29%
10th Percentile £18.25 £20.80 £11.85
90th Percentile £68.75 £60.00 £50.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year - +8.53% +7.50%

Azure SQL Database
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Azure SQL Database as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Azure SQL Database in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Azure SQL Database in the South East

Azure SQL Database
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure SQL Database in the South East over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Azure SQL Database in the South East

Azure SQL Database
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Azure SQL Database in the South East.

Hourly rate trend 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 26 May 2020. 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
Surrey +70 19 £428 -4.89% 1
West Sussex +28 9 £425 +21.43%
Hampshire +47 8 £500 -11.11% 3
Berkshire +26 4 £450 +4.65% 1
Thames Valley +20 4 £450 +4.65% 1
East Sussex +29 1 - -
Azure SQL Database
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 2020, 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 South East region with a requirement for Azure SQL Database.

1 41 (100.00%) SQL
1 41 (100.00%) Azure
2 24 (58.54%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (41.46%) T-SQL
3 17 (41.46%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (39.02%) Microsoft
4 16 (39.02%) C#
4 16 (39.02%) Data Lake
5 15 (36.59%) DevOps
5 15 (36.59%) Scrum
6 14 (34.15%) SQL Server
6 14 (34.15%) .NET
6 14 (34.15%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (34.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (29.27%) Analytics
7 12 (29.27%) JavaScript
7 12 (29.27%) Databricks
7 12 (29.27%) Azure Data Factory
7 12 (29.27%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 11 (26.83%) Serverless
8 11 (26.83%) Azure Functions
8 11 (26.83%) Power Platform
8 11 (26.83%) .NET Core
8 11 (26.83%) Power BI
8 11 (26.83%) TDD
9 10 (24.39%) Python
9 10 (24.39%) Git (software)
10 9 (21.95%) PowerShell
10 9 (21.95%) AngularJS
10 9 (21.95%) UML

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 4 (9.76%) Apache Airflow
2 2 (4.88%) CMS
2 2 (4.88%) EPiServer
Cloud Services
1 41 (100.00%) Azure
2 12 (29.27%) Azure Data Factory
3 11 (26.83%) Azure Functions
3 11 (26.83%) Power Platform
3 11 (26.83%) Serverless
4 9 (21.95%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (19.51%) Logic Apps
6 5 (12.20%) PaaS
7 3 (7.32%) IaaS
8 2 (4.88%) AWS
8 2 (4.88%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (2.44%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (41.46%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (39.02%) Data Lake
3 14 (34.15%) SQL Server
3 14 (34.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (29.27%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 11 (26.83%) Power BI
6 8 (19.51%) Cosmos DB
7 6 (14.63%) Big Data
7 6 (14.63%) Qlik Sense
8 5 (12.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (12.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (7.32%) RDBMS
9 3 (7.32%) Relational Database
9 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (4.88%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (4.88%) SSDT
11 1 (2.44%) Redis
11 1 (2.44%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 10 (24.39%) Git (software)
2 5 (12.20%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (7.32%) Selenium
3 3 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.88%) Cypress.io
4 2 (4.88%) Protractor
5 1 (2.44%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (14.63%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Back Office
2 1 (2.44%) Financial Institution
2 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (41.46%) Developer
2 6 (14.63%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 5 (12.20%) .NET Developer
3 5 (12.20%) Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) Azure Developer
3 5 (12.20%) Data Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Technical Leader
5 3 (7.32%) Azure Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Consultant
5 3 (7.32%) DBA
5 3 (7.32%) SQL DBA
6 2 (4.88%) Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Azure Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Data Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Junior
6 2 (4.88%) Junior Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Junior Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Tester
6 2 (4.88%) Software Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (34.15%) .NET
2 11 (26.83%) .NET Core
3 9 (21.95%) AngularJS
3 9 (21.95%) ASP.NET Web API
4 8 (19.51%) .NET Framework
5 7 (17.07%) Entity Framework
5 7 (17.07%) React
5 7 (17.07%) REST
6 6 (14.63%) ASP.NET
7 4 (9.76%) JSON
7 4 (9.76%) LINQ
7 4 (9.76%) Node.js
7 4 (9.76%) XML
8 3 (7.32%) OAuth
8 3 (7.32%) OAuth2
9 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (4.88%) Vue.js
9 2 (4.88%) WCF
9 2 (4.88%) WinForms
9 2 (4.88%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Data Structures
2 4 (9.76%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.44%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) VMS
3 1 (2.44%) Linux
3 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (58.54%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (36.59%) DevOps
2 15 (36.59%) Scrum
3 14 (34.15%) Business Intelligence
4 12 (29.27%) Analytics
5 11 (26.83%) TDD
6 9 (21.95%) UML
7 8 (19.51%) ETL
7 8 (19.51%) Test Automation
8 7 (17.07%) B2C
9 6 (14.63%) Change Management
9 6 (14.63%) Data Analytics
10 5 (12.20%) ERD
10 5 (12.20%) Kimball Methodology
11 4 (9.76%) BDD
11 4 (9.76%) Computer Science
11 4 (9.76%) Data Integration
11 4 (9.76%) Data Science
11 4 (9.76%) Requirements Gathering
12 3 (7.32%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 41 (100.00%) SQL
2 17 (41.46%) T-SQL
3 16 (39.02%) C#
4 12 (29.27%) JavaScript
5 10 (24.39%) Python
6 9 (21.95%) PowerShell
7 5 (12.20%) Java
7 5 (12.20%) Scala
8 2 (4.88%) TypeScript
9 1 (2.44%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) Computer Science Degree
1 4 (9.76%) Degree
2 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (17.07%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.44%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 16 (39.02%) Microsoft
2 12 (29.27%) Databricks
3 4 (9.76%) Xamarin
4 3 (7.32%) Oracle
4 3 (7.32%) Teradata
5 1 (2.44%) SAP