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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
UK
Rank 518 587 615
Rank change year-on-year +69 +28  
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 75 57 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.11% 0.017%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.73% 0.48% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 33 4
Median daily rate £425 £465 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.60% +32.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £545 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £300
% change year-on-year +7.14% +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 10310 11780 11881
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.76% 22.14% 22.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6977 7896 7584
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 189 157
Median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.15% +1.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £14.50 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £60.62 £46.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

Azure SQL Database
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Azure SQL Database.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Azure SQL Database in the UK

Azure SQL Database
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +45 70 £430 -8.51% 21
London +55 43 £475 -5.00% 11
South East +19 15 £381 -30.68% 2
Surrey +12 8 £381 -30.68% 1
Yorkshire +13 7 £450 +38.46%
West Yorkshire +6 6 £450 +38.46%
City of London +4 6 £475 -5.00% 4
Leatherhead - 6 £375 -
Bradford - 5 £450 -
Hampshire - 5 - -
Southampton - 5 - -
Berkshire +20 2 - - 1
East of England - 2 £345 - 1
Hertfordshire - 2 £345 - 1
Scotland +23 1 - - 3
Reading +13 1 - - 1
Wales +9 1 £250 -33.33%
West Midlands +5 1 £388 -6.06%
Leeds +2 1 £450 +38.46%
South Yorkshire - 1 £425 -
Derbyshire - 1 - - 2
Merseyside - 1 £350 -
Derby - 1 - - 2
Sheffield - 1 £425 -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Twickenham - 1 £400 -
Southwark - 1 £200 -
West Wales - 1 £250 -
East Midlands - 1 - - 2
North West - 1 £350 - 3

Azure SQL Database
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 147 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 140 (95.24%) SQL
3 96 (65.31%) SQL Server
4 84 (57.14%) .NET
5 68 (46.26%) Microsoft
6 64 (43.54%) C#
7 55 (37.41%) Agile Software Development
8 49 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
9 46 (31.29%) Business Intelligence
10 45 (30.61%) TDD
11 44 (29.93%) ASP.NET
12 43 (29.25%) JavaScript
12 43 (29.25%) AngularJS
13 36 (24.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 36 (24.49%) Git (software)
14 34 (23.13%) Data Warehouse
15 33 (22.45%) PaaS
15 33 (22.45%) Power BI
16 32 (21.77%) T-SQL
17 30 (20.41%) BDD
18 27 (18.37%) SQL Server 2012
19 26 (17.69%) NoSQL
19 26 (17.69%) React
20 25 (17.01%) MVVM
21 24 (16.33%) Scrum
21 24 (16.33%) MSMQ
21 24 (16.33%) ETL
21 24 (16.33%) Domain-Driven Design
22 23 (15.65%) PowerShell
22 23 (15.65%) DevOps

Azure SQL Database
Top Related 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 9 (6.12%) NServiceBus
1 9 (6.12%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.08%) IIS
3 4 (2.72%) Apache Spark
4 3 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.36%) CMS
5 2 (1.36%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.68%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.68%) Umbraco
Applications
1 13 (8.84%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.36%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 147 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (22.45%) PaaS
3 21 (14.29%) IaaS
4 13 (8.84%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (6.80%) Data Lake Analytics
6 9 (6.12%) SaaS
7 8 (5.44%) Office 365
8 7 (4.76%) Azure Machine Learning
9 6 (4.08%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (4.08%) GitHub
9 6 (4.08%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.88%) AMQP
2 10 (6.80%) DNS
3 9 (6.12%) Firewall
4 6 (4.08%) HTTP
4 6 (4.08%) SSL
4 6 (4.08%) VPN
5 5 (3.40%) VLAN
6 4 (2.72%) DHCP
6 4 (2.72%) FTP
6 4 (2.72%) HTTPS
6 4 (2.72%) Network Security
6 4 (2.72%) SMTP
6 4 (2.72%) Telnet
7 1 (0.68%) BGP
7 1 (0.68%) DAB
7 1 (0.68%) MPLS
7 1 (0.68%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (65.31%) SQL Server
2 36 (24.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 34 (23.13%) Data Warehouse
4 33 (22.45%) Power BI
5 27 (18.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 26 (17.69%) NoSQL
7 21 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 20 (13.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 17 (11.56%) SQL Server 2016
10 12 (8.16%) SQL Server 2014
11 11 (7.48%) MongoDB
11 11 (7.48%) QlikView
12 10 (6.80%) Big Data
12 10 (6.80%) Data Lake
12 10 (6.80%) OLAP
13 7 (4.76%) MySQL
14 6 (4.08%) CouchDB
14 6 (4.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 6 (4.08%) SQLite
15 5 (3.40%) Redis
Development Applications
1 36 (24.49%) Git (software)
2 18 (12.24%) Subversion
3 17 (11.56%) SpecFlow
4 14 (9.52%) Visual Studio
5 13 (8.84%) Octopus Deploy
6 7 (4.76%) JSUnit
6 7 (4.76%) TeamCity
7 6 (4.08%) GoCD
7 6 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (2.72%) Jenkins
9 3 (2.04%) Selenium
10 2 (1.36%) Bower
10 2 (1.36%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.36%) FxCop
10 2 (1.36%) Grunt
10 2 (1.36%) JIRA
10 2 (1.36%) StyleCop
10 2 (1.36%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.68%) Hudson
11 1 (0.68%) Moq
General
1 16 (10.88%) Finance
2 7 (4.76%) Retail
3 6 (4.08%) Banking
4 3 (2.04%) Legal
5 2 (1.36%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.68%) Advertising
6 1 (0.68%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.68%) Games
6 1 (0.68%) German Language
6 1 (0.68%) Marketing
6 1 (0.68%) Music Industry
6 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 82 (55.78%) Developer
2 47 (31.97%) C# Developer
3 41 (27.89%) .NET Developer
4 33 (22.45%) C# .NET Developer
5 27 (18.37%) Azure Developer
6 25 (17.01%) Architect
7 24 (16.33%) ASP.NET Developer
8 21 (14.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 16 (10.88%) Angular Developer
9 16 (10.88%) Consultant
10 14 (9.52%) Azure Architect
11 13 (8.84%) JavaScript Developer
11 13 (8.84%) Senior Developer
12 10 (6.80%) Azure Consultant
12 10 (6.80%) Business Intelligence Consultant
13 9 (6.12%) C# WPF Developer
13 9 (6.12%) WPF Developer
14 8 (5.44%) Azure Engineer
14 8 (5.44%) Data Architect
15 7 (4.76%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (57.14%) .NET
2 49 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 44 (29.93%) ASP.NET
4 43 (29.25%) AngularJS
5 26 (17.69%) React
6 24 (16.33%) MSMQ
7 19 (12.93%) Reactive Extensions
7 19 (12.93%) SignalR
8 17 (11.56%) .NET Framework
8 17 (11.56%) ASP.NET MVC
8 17 (11.56%) Web Services
9 16 (10.88%) Angular 2
9 16 (10.88%) NancyFx
9 16 (10.88%) WebSockets
10 15 (10.20%) WPF
11 14 (9.52%) REST
12 12 (8.16%) Entity Framework
13 11 (7.48%) CSS
14 10 (6.80%) HTML
14 10 (6.80%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.88%) Fintech
2 6 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.08%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.40%) Blog
4 4 (2.72%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.04%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.36%) Clustering
6 2 (1.36%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.36%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.36%) Replication
7 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.68%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.68%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.68%) NHS
7 1 (0.68%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.52%) Windows
2 8 (5.44%) Windows Server
3 6 (4.08%) Apple iOS
4 5 (3.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (3.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.72%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.36%) Linux
6 2 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.68%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (37.41%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (31.29%) Business Intelligence
3 45 (30.61%) TDD
4 30 (20.41%) BDD
5 25 (17.01%) MVVM
6 24 (16.33%) Domain-Driven Design
6 24 (16.33%) ETL
6 24 (16.33%) Scrum
7 23 (15.65%) DevOps
8 22 (14.97%) MVC
9 20 (13.61%) Microservices
10 16 (10.88%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (10.20%) Unit Testing
12 14 (9.52%) Data Modelling
12 14 (9.52%) Software Engineering
13 13 (8.84%) Analytics
13 13 (8.84%) E-Commerce
13 13 (8.84%) Kimball Methodology
13 13 (8.84%) Migration
14 12 (8.16%) Dashboard Development
Programming Languages
1 140 (95.24%) SQL
2 64 (43.54%) C#
3 43 (29.25%) JavaScript
4 32 (21.77%) T-SQL
5 23 (15.65%) PowerShell
6 6 (4.08%) Apple Swift
6 6 (4.08%) Objective-C
7 4 (2.72%) Scala
8 3 (2.04%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 3 (2.04%) Java
8 3 (2.04%) Python
9 2 (1.36%) C++
9 2 (1.36%) PHP
10 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.68%) Ruby
10 1 (0.68%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (3.40%) MCSE
3 2 (1.36%) Degree
4 1 (0.68%) MCDBA
4 1 (0.68%) MCITP
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.12%) QA
2 3 (2.04%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.68%) HL7
System Software
1 15 (10.20%) Active Directory
1 15 (10.20%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (4.08%) Docker
3 4 (2.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.36%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.68%) etcd
Systems Management
1 9 (6.12%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.72%) Puppet
3 3 (2.04%) SCOM
4 2 (1.36%) Ansible
4 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.68%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.68%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.68%) SCCM
Vendors
1 68 (46.26%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.20%) Tableau
3 8 (5.44%) Oracle
4 5 (3.40%) ESRI
4 5 (3.40%) IBM
4 5 (3.40%) Informatica
4 5 (3.40%) SAP
5 4 (2.72%) VMware
6 2 (1.36%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.36%) SaltStack
7 1 (0.68%) Alteryx
7 1 (0.68%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.68%) CA
7 1 (0.68%) Cognos
7 1 (0.68%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.68%) Splunk
7 1 (0.68%) Veeam
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