Period
to 26 June 2019

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 26 June 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)
UK
6 months to
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 374 609 701
Rank change year-on-year +235 +92 +64
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 577 266 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 0.26% 0.16%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.85% 1.17% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 448 191 98
UK median daily rate £488 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.41% +2.78% -3.23%
10th Percentile £357 £325 £315
90th Percentile £638 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £438 £400
% change year-on-year -2.86% +9.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £50.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £50.00 -

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 20,221 22,683 20,712
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.19% 22.52% 22.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,854 15,784 13,778
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +3.93% +4.71%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £635 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +4.24% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 243 231 272
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.48% +11.67% +5.26%
10th Percentile £14.26 £14.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £58.80 £55.00 £52.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +4.48% +11.67% +5.26%

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 26 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure SQL Database in the UK

Azure SQL Database
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Azure SQL Database in the UK

Azure SQL Database
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure SQL Database over the 6 months to 26 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Azure SQL Database in the UK

Azure SQL Database
Top 16 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 26 June 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
England +230 532 £500 +5.26% 44
London +210 304 £525 +5.00% 17
UK excluding London +123 265 £425 -2.86% 34
South East +56 112 £430 -9.47% 10
North of England +39 43 £425 +4.94% 8
Midlands +32 39 £425 +14.86% 6
Scotland +20 30 £400 -11.11% 6
North West +30 27 £425 - 7
West Midlands +13 23 £525 +41.89% 5
South West -20 21 £438 -
East Midlands +30 16 £400 - 1
East of England +12 15 £450 - 3
North East - 10 £505 -
Yorkshire +22 6 £350 +7.69% 1
Wales 0 3 £353 -1.05% 1
Northern Ireland - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 with a requirement for Azure SQL Database.

1 574 (99.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 524 (90.81%) SQL
3 290 (50.26%) SQL Server
4 235 (40.73%) C#
5 222 (38.47%) Microsoft
6 217 (37.61%) .NET
7 186 (32.24%) DevOps
8 141 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
9 127 (22.01%) Business Intelligence
10 126 (21.84%) Data Warehouse
10 126 (21.84%) Cosmos DB
11 119 (20.62%) Power Platform
12 118 (20.45%) Azure Data Factory
12 118 (20.45%) PowerShell
13 114 (19.76%) Microservices
13 114 (19.76%) Power BI
14 108 (18.72%) Git (software)
15 103 (17.85%) Data Lake
16 102 (17.68%) PaaS
16 102 (17.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 100 (17.33%) Kubernetes
18 98 (16.98%) Azure Active Directory
18 98 (16.98%) AngularJS
19 95 (16.46%) Serverless
20 94 (16.29%) .NET Core
21 92 (15.94%) JavaScript
22 91 (15.77%) T-SQL
22 91 (15.77%) Docker
23 83 (14.38%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
24 81 (14.04%) ASP.NET Web API

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 23 (3.99%) Apache Spark
2 22 (3.81%) SharePoint
3 18 (3.12%) Confluence
4 17 (2.95%) Apache
4 17 (2.95%) Elasticsearch
5 16 (2.77%) Umbraco
6 7 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.87%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.69%) CMS
9 3 (0.52%) NServiceBus
10 2 (0.35%) Anypoint
10 2 (0.35%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.17%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.17%) K2 blackpearl
11 1 (0.17%) Kentico
11 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.17%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.17%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (3.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.17%) Carpe Diem
2 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.17%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 574 (99.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 119 (20.62%) Power Platform
3 118 (20.45%) Azure Data Factory
4 102 (17.68%) PaaS
5 98 (16.98%) Azure Active Directory
6 95 (16.46%) Serverless
7 58 (10.05%) Azure Functions
8 52 (9.01%) IaaS
9 49 (8.49%) Amazon AWS
10 33 (5.72%) SaaS
11 25 (4.33%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 20 (3.47%) Dynamics 365
13 18 (3.12%) Data Lake Analytics
13 18 (3.12%) npm
14 16 (2.77%) Azure Machine Learning
14 16 (2.77%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
15 15 (2.60%) Office 365
16 9 (1.56%) GitHub
17 8 (1.39%) Google Cloud Platform
18 6 (1.04%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 30 (5.20%) DNS
2 19 (3.29%) Firewall
3 12 (2.08%) VPN
4 11 (1.91%) Network Security
5 10 (1.73%) VLAN
6 8 (1.39%) AMQP
6 8 (1.39%) TCP/IP
7 6 (1.04%) DHCP
7 6 (1.04%) SAN
8 4 (0.69%) NAS
8 4 (0.69%) Software-Defined Networking
9 1 (0.17%) Internet
9 1 (0.17%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 290 (50.26%) SQL Server
2 126 (21.84%) Cosmos DB
2 126 (21.84%) Data Warehouse
3 114 (19.76%) Power BI
4 103 (17.85%) Data Lake
5 102 (17.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 83 (14.38%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 58 (10.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 51 (8.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 39 (6.76%) Redis
10 31 (5.37%) NoSQL
11 25 (4.33%) Big Data
12 23 (3.99%) SQL Server 2016
13 22 (3.81%) SQL Server 2012
14 20 (3.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 20 (3.47%) MySQL
15 18 (3.12%) SQL Server 2017
16 17 (2.95%) Relational Database
17 16 (2.77%) Hadoop
18 15 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 108 (18.72%) Git (software)
2 77 (13.34%) Visual Studio Team System
3 49 (8.49%) Jenkins
4 46 (7.97%) Visual Studio
5 36 (6.24%) JIRA
6 30 (5.20%) Team Foundation Server
7 26 (4.51%) NUnit
8 25 (4.33%) Octopus Deploy
8 25 (4.33%) TeamCity
9 18 (3.12%) SpecFlow
10 17 (2.95%) MSTest
11 16 (2.77%) Selenium
12 14 (2.43%) Jasmine
12 14 (2.43%) Karma Test Runner
13 13 (2.25%) GitLab
13 13 (2.25%) MSBuild
13 13 (2.25%) SonarQube
14 11 (1.91%) Bitbucket
14 11 (1.91%) Cucumber
14 11 (1.91%) JUnit
General
1 65 (11.27%) Finance
2 19 (3.29%) Retail
3 12 (2.08%) Banking
4 9 (1.56%) Marketing
5 7 (1.21%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.04%) Billing
6 6 (1.04%) Legal
7 5 (0.87%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.52%) Publishing
9 2 (0.35%) Advertising
9 2 (0.35%) Games
9 2 (0.35%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.17%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 211 (36.57%) Developer
2 99 (17.16%) Azure Engineer
3 80 (13.86%) DevOps Engineer
4 78 (13.52%) Azure DevOps
5 72 (12.48%) Architect
6 63 (10.92%) .NET Developer
7 59 (10.23%) Azure Developer
7 59 (10.23%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 54 (9.36%) Azure Architect
9 53 (9.19%) SQL Developer
10 46 (7.97%) Full Stack Developer
11 39 (6.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 35 (6.07%) C# Developer
13 33 (5.72%) Data Engineer
14 29 (5.03%) Consultant
15 24 (4.16%) DBA
15 24 (4.16%) SQL DBA
16 20 (3.47%) Solutions Architect
17 18 (3.12%) Azure Consultant
18 16 (2.77%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 217 (37.61%) .NET
2 98 (16.98%) AngularJS
3 94 (16.29%) .NET Core
4 81 (14.04%) ASP.NET Web API
5 70 (12.13%) .NET Framework
6 68 (11.79%) ASP.NET
7 49 (8.49%) HTML
8 46 (7.97%) REST
9 45 (7.80%) Entity Framework
10 44 (7.63%) React
11 38 (6.59%) CSS
12 28 (4.85%) RESTful
13 27 (4.68%) ASP.NET MVC
13 27 (4.68%) JSON
13 27 (4.68%) XML
14 19 (3.29%) Angular 2
14 19 (3.29%) Node.js
15 18 (3.12%) Web Services
16 16 (2.77%) HTML5
17 15 (2.60%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 65 (11.27%) Greenfield Project
2 26 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (3.29%) Public Cloud
4 16 (2.77%) Data Centre
5 15 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (2.60%) Hybrid Cloud
6 11 (1.91%) Linux Command Line
7 9 (1.56%) Cloud Native
8 8 (1.39%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.21%) Data Structures
10 5 (0.87%) Replication
11 4 (0.69%) Robotics
11 4 (0.69%) Self-Motivation
12 3 (0.52%) iPad
13 2 (0.35%) Clustering
13 2 (0.35%) Life Science
13 2 (0.35%) User Experience
13 2 (0.35%) Wiki
14 1 (0.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 1 (0.17%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 47 (8.15%) Windows
2 30 (5.20%) Linux
3 17 (2.95%) Windows Server
4 9 (1.56%) VMS
5 7 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.69%) CentOS
7 4 (0.69%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.52%) Unix
9 2 (0.35%) Solaris
10 1 (0.17%) Android
10 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (32.24%) DevOps
2 141 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
3 127 (22.01%) Business Intelligence
4 114 (19.76%) Microservices
5 80 (13.86%) TDD
6 75 (13.00%) Analytics
7 65 (11.27%) ETL
8 55 (9.53%) Migration
9 53 (9.19%) MVC
10 51 (8.84%) Continuous Integration
11 45 (7.80%) BDD
12 43 (7.45%) Network Virtualisation
12 43 (7.45%) Scrum
13 41 (7.11%) CRM
13 41 (7.11%) Unit Testing
14 40 (6.93%) Test Automation
15 36 (6.24%) Data Modelling
16 35 (6.07%) Fintech
17 34 (5.89%) B2C
18 31 (5.37%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 524 (90.81%) SQL
2 235 (40.73%) C#
3 118 (20.45%) PowerShell
4 92 (15.94%) JavaScript
5 91 (15.77%) T-SQL
6 50 (8.67%) Python
7 24 (4.16%) Java
8 22 (3.81%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 18 (3.12%) Bash Shell
10 16 (2.77%) TypeScript
11 9 (1.56%) Scala
11 9 (1.56%) U-SQL
12 6 (1.04%) R
13 5 (0.87%) C
13 5 (0.87%) PHP
13 5 (0.87%) Ruby
13 5 (0.87%) VB
14 4 (0.69%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.69%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (5.37%) Security Cleared
2 25 (4.33%) SC Cleared
3 16 (2.77%) Degree
4 14 (2.43%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (1.39%) MCSA
6 8 (1.39%) MCSE
7 7 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (1.04%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.87%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.87%) ISEB
10 3 (0.52%) APMP
11 2 (0.35%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.35%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.17%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.17%) Chartered Engineer
12 1 (0.17%) CISSP
12 1 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 1 (0.17%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.77%) QA
2 8 (1.39%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.87%) GDPR
4 3 (0.52%) SLA
5 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.17%) FATCA
5 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 91 (15.77%) Docker
2 68 (11.79%) Active Directory
3 30 (5.20%) Virtual Machines
4 17 (2.95%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (2.25%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.87%) HDFS
7 2 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 100 (17.33%) Kubernetes
2 36 (6.24%) Terraform
3 18 (3.12%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (2.60%) Puppet
5 9 (1.56%) SCCM
6 8 (1.39%) Ansible
7 6 (1.04%) SCOM
8 4 (0.69%) Kibana
8 4 (0.69%) logstash
8 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (0.69%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.69%) SCSM
8 4 (0.69%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.52%) Grafana
9 3 (0.52%) Graylog
9 3 (0.52%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.17%) HP ALM
11 1 (0.17%) MIIS
Vendors
1 222 (38.47%) Microsoft
2 60 (10.40%) Databricks
3 23 (3.99%) Oracle
4 18 (3.12%) VMware
5 16 (2.77%) Tableau
6 14 (2.43%) MuleSoft
7 12 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (1.73%) Dell
9 9 (1.56%) Xamarin
10 8 (1.39%) Atlassian
11 5 (0.87%) Informatica
11 5 (0.87%) NetApp
11 5 (0.87%) RedGate
12 4 (0.69%) Citrix
12 4 (0.69%) SAP
12 4 (0.69%) Talend
12 4 (0.69%) Veritas
13 3 (0.52%) Splunk
13 3 (0.52%) Symantec
13 3 (0.52%) VirtaMove