Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 17 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)
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 733 773 788
Rank change year-on-year +40 +15 +46
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 145 121 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.11% 0.091%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.64% 0.50% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 85 87
UK median daily rate £431 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.21% +11.76% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £325
90th Percentile £575 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £463 £413
% change year-on-year -13.51% +12.12% +22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
UK median hourly rate - £28.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.00 -

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 with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 22701 23988 26782
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.08% 22.64% 23.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 15494 15920 17628
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £310 £285 £269
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 286 371 405
UK median hourly rate £31.23 £28.18 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.82% -1.12% +16.33%
10th Percentile £14.00 £10.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £57.81 £52.17 £52.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.09 £29.75
% change year-on-year +24.60% -5.58% +32.22%

Azure SQL Database
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Azure SQL Database as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Azure SQL Database in the UK

Azure SQL Database
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure SQL Database in the UK

Azure SQL Database
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure SQL Database over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure SQL Database in the UK

Azure SQL Database
Top 15 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 17 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
England +39 138 £443 -9.23% 13
London +8 73 £450 -10.00% 8
UK excluding London +40 70 £400 -13.51% 7
South East +6 25 £438 -5.91% 3
Midlands +28 17 £384 +2.33% 1
West Midlands +24 12 £384 +2.33% 1
South West +4 10 £413 -25.00%
North of England +68 9 £350 +7.69% 1
North West - 7 £375 - 1
East Midlands +1 5 £394 -30.31%
Wales - 4 £336 - 2
Yorkshire +30 2 £350 +7.69%
Scotland -8 2 £400 -11.11%
East of England -23 2 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 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 with a requirement for Azure SQL Database.

1 145 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 139 (95.86%) SQL
3 61 (42.07%) Microsoft
4 51 (35.17%) SQL Server
5 45 (31.03%) Data Warehouse
6 43 (29.66%) Agile Software Development
7 42 (28.97%) .NET
7 42 (28.97%) C#
8 41 (28.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 40 (27.59%) Business Intelligence
10 34 (23.45%) PaaS
11 29 (20.00%) PowerShell
12 27 (18.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 27 (18.62%) Migration
12 27 (18.62%) IaaS
13 26 (17.93%) Power BI
13 26 (17.93%) Active Directory
14 22 (15.17%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 21 (14.48%) ETL
15 21 (14.48%) JavaScript
16 20 (13.79%) T-SQL
16 20 (13.79%) CRM
16 20 (13.79%) Finance
16 20 (13.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 20 (13.79%) Azure Active Directory
17 18 (12.41%) ASP.NET Web API
17 18 (12.41%) Office 365
17 18 (12.41%) MVC
17 18 (12.41%) Windows
18 17 (11.72%) Visual Studio

Azure SQL Database
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (8.28%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.38%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.69%) IIS
3 1 (0.69%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (10.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.76%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (2.07%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 145 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (23.45%) PaaS
3 27 (18.62%) IaaS
4 20 (13.79%) Azure Active Directory
5 18 (12.41%) Office 365
6 14 (9.66%) Azure Data Factory
7 12 (8.28%) Dynamics 365
8 9 (6.21%) Data Lake Analytics
9 7 (4.83%) Serverless
10 6 (4.14%) Amazon AWS
11 4 (2.76%) Azure Machine Learning
11 4 (2.76%) SaaS
12 2 (1.38%) TestFlight
13 1 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.34%) Skype
2 6 (4.14%) Firewall
2 6 (4.14%) Network Security
3 5 (3.45%) Reverse Proxy
4 4 (2.76%) NetScaler
5 3 (2.07%) VPN
6 1 (0.69%) DNS
6 1 (0.69%) SAN
6 1 (0.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (35.17%) SQL Server
2 45 (31.03%) Data Warehouse
3 41 (28.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 27 (18.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 26 (17.93%) Power BI
6 22 (15.17%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 20 (13.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 16 (11.03%) Data Lake
9 12 (8.28%) QlikView
10 11 (7.59%) SQL Server 2016
11 9 (6.21%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (5.52%) BusinessObjects
12 8 (5.52%) Crystal Reports
12 8 (5.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 7 (4.83%) Redis
14 4 (2.76%) HDInsight
14 4 (2.76%) OLAP
14 4 (2.76%) Relational Database
14 4 (2.76%) SQL Server 2014
15 3 (2.07%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (11.72%) Visual Studio
2 11 (7.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (4.83%) Git (software)
4 5 (3.45%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (2.76%) Selenium
6 3 (2.07%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.38%) Jasmine
7 2 (1.38%) JIRA
7 2 (1.38%) MSTest
7 2 (1.38%) NUnit
7 2 (1.38%) Subversion
8 1 (0.69%) Jenkins
General
1 20 (13.79%) Finance
2 7 (4.83%) Manufacturing
3 6 (4.14%) Marketing
4 5 (3.45%) Retail
4 5 (3.45%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.76%) Electronics
6 2 (1.38%) Banking
7 1 (0.69%) Advertising
7 1 (0.69%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.69%) Games
7 1 (0.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 63 (43.45%) Developer
2 21 (14.48%) Consultant
3 20 (13.79%) Architect
4 18 (12.41%) Azure Consultant
5 17 (11.72%) Azure Developer
5 17 (11.72%) Azure Engineer
6 16 (11.03%) C# Developer
7 13 (8.97%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 12 (8.28%) .NET Developer
9 11 (7.59%) SQL Developer
10 9 (6.21%) DBA
10 9 (6.21%) SQL DBA
11 8 (5.52%) Azure Architect
11 8 (5.52%) Data Architect
12 7 (4.83%) Microsoft Developer
12 7 (4.83%) Office 365 Consultant
12 7 (4.83%) Power BI Developer
12 7 (4.83%) Support Engineer
13 6 (4.14%) Technical Consultant
13 6 (4.14%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (28.97%) .NET
2 18 (12.41%) ASP.NET Web API
3 16 (11.03%) ASP.NET
4 14 (9.66%) AngularJS
4 14 (9.66%) Entity Framework
5 13 (8.97%) CSS
6 11 (7.59%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (6.90%) .NET Framework
8 8 (5.52%) HTML
9 6 (4.14%) CSS3
9 6 (4.14%) HTML5
9 6 (4.14%) jQuery
9 6 (4.14%) JSON
9 6 (4.14%) RESTful
9 6 (4.14%) Sass
9 6 (4.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (4.14%) WCF
10 5 (3.45%) Angular 2
10 5 (3.45%) KnockoutJS
10 5 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (4.83%) Mobile App
1 7 (4.83%) Private Cloud
2 4 (2.76%) Computer Science
2 4 (2.76%) Data Structures
2 4 (2.76%) Replication
2 4 (2.76%) User Experience
3 3 (2.07%) Clustering
3 3 (2.07%) Fintech
3 3 (2.07%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (2.07%) Public Cloud
3 3 (2.07%) W3C
4 2 (1.38%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.38%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (0.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.41%) Windows
2 7 (4.83%) Linux
2 7 (4.83%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.38%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.38%) CentOS
4 2 (1.38%) Ubuntu
4 2 (1.38%) VMS
4 2 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.69%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (29.66%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (27.59%) Business Intelligence
3 27 (18.62%) Migration
4 21 (14.48%) ETL
5 20 (13.79%) CRM
6 18 (12.41%) MVC
7 17 (11.72%) Kimball Methodology
8 16 (11.03%) Analytics
9 15 (10.34%) Dimensional Modelling
10 14 (9.66%) DevOps
11 13 (8.97%) Data Modelling
12 11 (7.59%) Collaborative Working
12 11 (7.59%) Data Analysis
13 10 (6.90%) Dashboard Development
13 10 (6.90%) Data Migration
13 10 (6.90%) Machine Learning
14 9 (6.21%) Coaching
14 9 (6.21%) Scrum
14 9 (6.21%) Test Automation
15 8 (5.52%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 139 (95.86%) SQL
2 42 (28.97%) C#
3 29 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 21 (14.48%) JavaScript
5 20 (13.79%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.76%) TypeScript
7 3 (2.07%) R
8 2 (1.38%) Apple Swift
8 2 (1.38%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.38%) Scala
9 1 (0.69%) C
9 1 (0.69%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.69%) F#
9 1 (0.69%) Java
9 1 (0.69%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.21%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.52%) Degree
4 5 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.38%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.69%) MCSA
6 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.52%) QA
2 6 (4.14%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.69%) SLA
3 1 (0.69%) WCAG
System Software
1 26 (17.93%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.52%) Virtual Machines
2 8 (5.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.76%) XenApp
4 2 (1.38%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (4.83%) SCOM
2 6 (4.14%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (2.07%) Ansible
3 3 (2.07%) Puppet
4 2 (1.38%) HockeyApp
5 1 (0.69%) Kibana
5 1 (0.69%) logstash
5 1 (0.69%) MOM
Vendors
1 61 (42.07%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.21%) VMware
3 8 (5.52%) Mercator
3 8 (5.52%) Oracle
4 4 (2.76%) Citrix
4 4 (2.76%) Greenplum
4 4 (2.76%) SAP
4 4 (2.76%) Xamarin
5 3 (2.07%) Tableau
6 1 (0.69%) Capita
6 1 (0.69%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.69%) ESRI