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 3 months to 24 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 West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 140 142
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West - 0.034% 0.064%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category - 0.17% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £438 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.90%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £431 £375
% change year-on-year -1.44% +15.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 West with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 533 578 688
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 19.91% 19.40% 22.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 411 507
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 18
Median hourly rate £47.50 £38.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.58% +72.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £13.00 £18.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £41.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +22.58% +19.23%  

Azure SQL Database
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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