Period
to 19 September 2019

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 19 September 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 > South East
6 months to
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 210 324 354
Rank change year-on-year +114 +30 -2
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 144 60 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.00% 0.36% 0.12%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.16% 1.68% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 37 14
South East median daily rate £450 £475 £481
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -1.30% +3.49%
10th Percentile £350 £345 £366
90th Percentile £625 £565 £546
England median daily rate £475 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
South East median hourly rate £73.75 £50.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.50% - -
England median hourly rate £65.00 £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 2,790 3,581 3,599
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 19.28% 21.59% 21.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,723 2,296 2,223
South East median daily rate £445 £445 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.56% +0.63%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £278
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
England median daily rate £478 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +0.53% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 59 73
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% +40.00% -33.77%
10th Percentile £15.23 £13.00 £9.25
90th Percentile £73.75 £58.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £29.81
% change year-on-year +16.67% +0.64% -0.43%

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 19 September 2019.

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

Azure SQL Database
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

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

Azure SQL Database
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure SQL Database in the South East over the 6 months to 19 September 2019.

Contractor hourly 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 19 September 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
Thames Valley +62 52 £450 -5.26% 4
Berkshire +20 44 £455 -4.21% 3
Hampshire +20 35 £490 -2.10% 2
Surrey +35 21 £475 +11.76% 7
West Sussex +31 20 £356 -26.92% 2
Kent +11 13 £400 +8.84%
Oxfordshire - 5 £488 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £388 - 1
East Sussex - 3 £900 -
Azure SQL Database
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 South East region with a requirement for Azure SQL Database.

1 144 (100.00%) Azure
2 140 (97.22%) SQL
3 78 (54.17%) Microsoft
4 73 (50.69%) SQL Server
5 59 (40.97%) C#
6 55 (38.19%) DevOps
7 45 (31.25%) .NET
7 45 (31.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 44 (30.56%) T-SQL
9 40 (27.78%) Cosmos DB
10 39 (27.08%) PowerShell
11 36 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
12 35 (24.31%) Active Directory
13 34 (23.61%) Business Intelligence
13 34 (23.61%) Data Warehouse
14 33 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
14 33 (22.92%) Visual Studio Team System
15 32 (22.22%) Power Platform
16 31 (21.53%) Power BI
17 30 (20.83%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 30 (20.83%) PaaS
18 29 (20.14%) .NET Framework
18 29 (20.14%) XML
18 29 (20.14%) ETL
18 29 (20.14%) Azure Data Factory
19 28 (19.44%) Databricks
20 27 (18.75%) Docker
20 27 (18.75%) Windows
20 27 (18.75%) JSON
20 27 (18.75%) IaaS

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 12 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.17%) ArcGIS
3 5 (3.47%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (3.47%) IIS
4 4 (2.78%) Apache
4 4 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.08%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.69%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.69%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 144 (100.00%) Azure
2 36 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 32 (22.22%) Power Platform
4 30 (20.83%) PaaS
5 29 (20.14%) Azure Data Factory
6 27 (18.75%) IaaS
7 24 (16.67%) Serverless
8 21 (14.58%) Azure Functions
9 20 (13.89%) SaaS
10 13 (9.03%) Office 365
11 11 (7.64%) AWS
12 10 (6.94%) Data Lake Analytics
13 5 (3.47%) Cloud Computing
14 3 (2.08%) AtomSphere
14 3 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (2.08%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 3 (2.08%) Boomi
14 3 (2.08%) Mimecast
15 2 (1.39%) Azure Stack
16 1 (0.69%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.81%) DNS
2 12 (8.33%) Internet
3 10 (6.94%) Firewall
3 10 (6.94%) VPN
4 9 (6.25%) TCP/IP
5 8 (5.56%) Reverse Proxy
6 7 (4.86%) NAS
6 7 (4.86%) SAN
7 1 (0.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (50.69%) SQL Server
2 45 (31.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 40 (27.78%) Cosmos DB
4 34 (23.61%) Data Warehouse
5 31 (21.53%) Power BI
6 30 (20.83%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 24 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 22 (15.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 21 (14.58%) Data Lake
10 15 (10.42%) SSDT
11 13 (9.03%) HDInsight
12 12 (8.33%) PowerPivot
13 8 (5.56%) MongoDB
14 7 (4.86%) Redis
15 6 (4.17%) GIS
15 6 (4.17%) SQL Server 2016
16 5 (3.47%) Relational Database
17 4 (2.78%) Amazon Redshift
17 4 (2.78%) Oracle Database
17 4 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 33 (22.92%) Visual Studio Team System
2 19 (13.19%) Visual Studio
3 15 (10.42%) Git (software)
4 11 (7.64%) Cucumber
4 11 (7.64%) GitLab
4 11 (7.64%) JUnit
4 11 (7.64%) Selenium
5 10 (6.94%) JIRA
5 10 (6.94%) JMeter
5 10 (6.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (6.94%) Visual Studio Code
6 9 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 8 (5.56%) Octopus Deploy
7 8 (5.56%) SonarQube
7 8 (5.56%) tSQLt
8 6 (4.17%) MSTest
8 6 (4.17%) SpecFlow
9 5 (3.47%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.69%) Gerrit
10 1 (0.69%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (3.47%) Finance
1 5 (3.47%) Public Sector
2 4 (2.78%) Billing
3 3 (2.08%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.39%) Legal
4 2 (1.39%) Local Government
4 2 (1.39%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.69%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 39 (27.08%) Azure Engineer
2 38 (26.39%) Developer
3 18 (12.50%) Azure DevOps
4 17 (11.81%) DevOps Engineer
5 16 (11.11%) Architect
6 14 (9.72%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 13 (9.03%) Azure Developer
8 12 (8.33%) SQL Developer
9 11 (7.64%) Azure Architect
9 11 (7.64%) Azure Specialist
9 11 (7.64%) Database Engineer
9 11 (7.64%) Senior Database Engineer
10 10 (6.94%) Cloud Engineer
10 10 (6.94%) Consultant
11 9 (6.25%) Integration Developer
11 9 (6.25%) Platform Engineer
12 8 (5.56%) .NET Developer
12 8 (5.56%) Data Engineer
13 7 (4.86%) Lead Developer
13 7 (4.86%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (31.25%) .NET
2 29 (20.14%) .NET Framework
2 29 (20.14%) XML
3 27 (18.75%) JSON
4 23 (15.97%) REST
5 18 (12.50%) AngularJS
6 16 (11.11%) ASP.NET
6 16 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
6 16 (11.11%) React
7 15 (10.42%) Entity Framework
7 15 (10.42%) LINQ
8 14 (9.72%) MDX
9 12 (8.33%) Web Services
10 11 (7.64%) .NET Core
10 11 (7.64%) Node.js
11 8 (5.56%) hapi
12 7 (4.86%) RESTful
13 4 (2.78%) Kafka
13 4 (2.78%) Spring
13 4 (2.78%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 25 (17.36%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (4.86%) Linux Command Line
2 7 (4.86%) Replication
3 4 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.78%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.08%) Clustering
4 3 (2.08%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.08%) Life Science
4 3 (2.08%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.39%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.39%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.69%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 27 (18.75%) Windows
2 14 (9.72%) Windows 10
3 11 (7.64%) Windows Server
4 9 (6.25%) Linux
5 4 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.78%) VMS
5 4 (2.78%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.78%) Windows 8
5 4 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.08%) Android
6 3 (2.08%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.69%) CentOS
7 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (38.19%) DevOps
2 34 (23.61%) Business Intelligence
3 33 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (20.14%) ETL
5 27 (18.75%) Analytics
6 23 (15.97%) Migration
7 21 (14.58%) Computer Science
8 16 (11.11%) Data Modelling
9 15 (10.42%) B2C
9 15 (10.42%) BDD
9 15 (10.42%) TDD
9 15 (10.42%) UML
10 14 (9.72%) Performance Tuning
10 14 (9.72%) Validation
11 13 (9.03%) Change Management
11 13 (9.03%) Disaster Recovery
12 12 (8.33%) Runbook
13 11 (7.64%) Data Migration
13 11 (7.64%) Network Virtualisation
13 11 (7.64%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 140 (97.22%) SQL
2 59 (40.97%) C#
3 44 (30.56%) T-SQL
4 39 (27.08%) PowerShell
5 20 (13.89%) Java
6 19 (13.19%) JavaScript
7 18 (12.50%) Python
8 12 (8.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 11 (7.64%) R
10 9 (6.25%) U-SQL
11 5 (3.47%) Bash Shell
12 3 (2.08%) Go
12 3 (2.08%) Ruby
12 3 (2.08%) Scala
12 3 (2.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (16.67%) Degree
2 22 (15.28%) SC Cleared
2 22 (15.28%) Security Cleared
3 15 (10.42%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (6.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (4.86%) DBS Check
6 5 (3.47%) MCSA
6 5 (3.47%) MCSE
7 3 (2.08%) MCDBA
7 3 (2.08%) MCITP
8 1 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (2.08%) NCSC
2 2 (1.39%) GDPR
3 1 (0.69%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (0.69%) QA
System Software
1 35 (24.31%) Active Directory
2 27 (18.75%) Docker
3 13 (9.03%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (4.86%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.78%) LXC
7 1 (0.69%) HDFS
7 1 (0.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (10.42%) Kubernetes
2 10 (6.94%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (3.47%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (3.47%) Puppet
4 4 (2.78%) Terraform
5 3 (2.08%) Ansible
5 3 (2.08%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 78 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 28 (19.44%) Databricks
3 20 (13.89%) Oracle
4 15 (10.42%) Xamarin
5 9 (6.25%) VMware
6 7 (4.86%) Citrix
7 6 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (2.08%) Dell
8 3 (2.08%) ESRI
9 2 (1.39%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.39%) Tableau
10 1 (0.69%) Google
10 1 (0.69%) Informatica
10 1 (0.69%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.69%) Sonatype