Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 24 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 West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 196 195 -
Rank change year-on-year -1 - +213
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 10 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.18% 0.16% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.92% 0.74% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 0
South West median daily rate £413 £550 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% - -
England median daily rate £431 £488 £425
% change year-on-year -11.54% +14.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West 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 West with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 1090 1209 1520
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 19.23% 21.26% 23.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 692 843 1138
South West median daily rate £400 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -1.33% -
10th Percentile £276 £263 £263
90th Percentile £525 £525 £500
England median daily rate £460 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 25 40
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.08% -25.35% +27.93%
10th Percentile £14.55 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £58.75 £47.80 £56.53
England median hourly rate £32.00 £27.75 £27.64
% change year-on-year +15.32% +0.40% +12.82%

Azure SQL Database
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure SQL Database in the South West

Azure SQL Database
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

Azure SQL Database
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure SQL Database in the South West over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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

Azure SQL Database
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 6 months to 24 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
Bristol -14 6 £475 -13.64% 1
Wiltshire - 4 £375 -
Azure SQL Database
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 West region with a requirement for Azure SQL Database.

1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (80.00%) SQL
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
4 5 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (40.00%) .NET
5 4 (40.00%) C#
6 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
6 3 (30.00%) SOA
6 3 (30.00%) Migration
6 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (30.00%) Data Migration
6 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (30.00%) R
6 3 (30.00%) Entity Framework
6 3 (30.00%) Data Quality
6 3 (30.00%) Machine Learning
6 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (30.00%) Kimball Methodology
6 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (30.00%) Predictive Analysis
6 3 (30.00%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 2 (20.00%) Semantic Layer
7 2 (20.00%) Power BI
7 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (20.00%) Dimensional Modelling

Azure SQL Database
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 1 (10.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) IaaS
2 1 (10.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) Network Security
1 1 (10.00%) VLAN
1 1 (10.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (30.00%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (20.00%) Power BI
5 2 (20.00%) Semantic Layer
6 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) .NET Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Data Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Data Warehouse Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Azure Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Power BI Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) ETL Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (10.00%) SSAS Developer
4 1 (10.00%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
2 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (30.00%) Entity Framework
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (10.00%) JSON
4 1 (10.00%) LINQ
4 1 (10.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) CentOS
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Ubuntu
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (30.00%) Data Migration
2 3 (30.00%) Kimball Methodology
2 3 (30.00%) Machine Learning
2 3 (30.00%) Migration
2 3 (30.00%) Predictive Analysis
2 3 (30.00%) SOA
3 2 (20.00%) Dimensional Modelling
3 2 (20.00%) MVC
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) BDD
4 1 (10.00%) DevOps
4 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (10.00%) ETL
4 1 (10.00%) MVVM
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) C#
3 3 (30.00%) R
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft