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 22 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)
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 546 577 635
Rank change year-on-year +31 +58  
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 69 68 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.13% 0.014%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.65% 0.58% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 40 7
Median daily rate £500 £458 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.28% +22.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £302 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £528 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £431 £375
% change year-on-year -1.44% +15.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
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 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 10552 11745 13232
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.51% 21.78% 23.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6912 7977 8671
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £351
% change year-on-year +3.22% +10.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 196 188
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.61% +18.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £15.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.27 £26.75
% change year-on-year +21.52% +16.89%  

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 22 June 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 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
Top 18 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 22 June 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 +47 66 £500 +7.52% 27
London +43 53 £500 - 15
City of London +6 9 £500 - 4
South East 0 9 £475 +2.15%
Surrey -2 8 £469 +0.80%
Scotland +34 2 £400 -11.11% 2
Staines +5 2 £519 -
Enfield +1 2 - - 1
Glasgow - 2 £400 -
Manchester - 2 £400 -
North West - 2 £400 - 1
Yorkshire +26 1 £325 - 6
West Midlands +19 1 £475 +35.71% 2
Berkshire +11 1 £475 -9.52%
Westminster - 1 £600 - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £325 - 6
Sunbury-on-Thames - 1 £425 -
Leeds - 1 £325 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 82 (56.55%) Microsoft
4 69 (47.59%) Agile Software Development
5 68 (46.90%) SQL Server
6 61 (42.07%) Business Intelligence
7 52 (35.86%) .NET
8 51 (35.17%) Data Warehouse
9 48 (33.10%) Power BI
10 41 (28.28%) C#
11 38 (26.21%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 35 (24.14%) ASP.NET Web API
13 32 (22.07%) TDD
13 32 (22.07%) Data Analysis
14 31 (21.38%) PaaS
14 31 (21.38%) JavaScript
14 31 (21.38%) Data Modelling
15 28 (19.31%) Finance
15 28 (19.31%) Analytics
16 27 (18.62%) AngularJS
16 27 (18.62%) Private Cloud
16 27 (18.62%) ASP.NET
17 25 (17.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 23 (15.86%) Visualisation
18 23 (15.86%) Git (software)
19 22 (15.17%) IaaS
19 22 (15.17%) SQL Server 2012
19 22 (15.17%) Data Visualisation
20 21 (14.48%) PowerShell
21 20 (13.79%) DevOps

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 8 (5.52%) NServiceBus
2 5 (3.45%) IIS
2 5 (3.45%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.38%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.69%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.69%) CMS
4 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.69%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.69%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.69%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 9 (6.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.38%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 145 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (21.38%) PaaS
3 22 (15.17%) IaaS
4 16 (11.03%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (11.03%) Azure Data Factory
5 15 (10.34%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (5.52%) Office 365
6 8 (5.52%) SaaS
7 5 (3.45%) Data Lake Analytics
8 4 (2.76%) TestFlight
9 2 (1.38%) GitHub
10 1 (0.69%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.21%) AMQP
1 9 (6.21%) DNS
2 7 (4.83%) Firewall
3 4 (2.76%) DHCP
3 4 (2.76%) FTP
3 4 (2.76%) HTTP
3 4 (2.76%) HTTPS
3 4 (2.76%) SMTP
3 4 (2.76%) SSL
3 4 (2.76%) Telnet
4 2 (1.38%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (1.38%) Skype
4 2 (1.38%) VPN
5 1 (0.69%) Network Security
5 1 (0.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (46.90%) SQL Server
2 51 (35.17%) Data Warehouse
3 48 (33.10%) Power BI
4 38 (26.21%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 25 (17.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 22 (15.17%) SQL Server 2012
7 19 (13.10%) NoSQL
7 19 (13.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (8.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 12 (8.28%) SQL Server 2016
10 10 (6.90%) SQL Server 2014
11 9 (6.21%) OLAP
12 8 (5.52%) MongoDB
12 8 (5.52%) QlikView
13 6 (4.14%) Big Data
13 6 (4.14%) Data Lake
13 6 (4.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 5 (3.45%) Geospatial Data
14 5 (3.45%) IBM InfoSphere
15 4 (2.76%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 23 (15.86%) Git (software)
2 11 (7.59%) Subversion
3 10 (6.90%) Octopus Deploy
3 10 (6.90%) SpecFlow
3 10 (6.90%) Visual Studio
4 7 (4.83%) JSUnit
5 6 (4.14%) GoCD
5 6 (4.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (3.45%) TeamCity
7 4 (2.76%) Jenkins
8 3 (2.07%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.69%) Ant
9 1 (0.69%) FxCop
9 1 (0.69%) Hudson
9 1 (0.69%) JIRA
9 1 (0.69%) Maven
9 1 (0.69%) Moq
9 1 (0.69%) NUnit
9 1 (0.69%) StyleCop
General
1 28 (19.31%) Finance
2 11 (7.59%) Manufacturing
3 10 (6.90%) Marketing
4 9 (6.21%) Electronics
4 9 (6.21%) Telecoms
5 7 (4.83%) Retail
6 5 (3.45%) Banking
7 1 (0.69%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 70 (48.28%) Developer
2 32 (22.07%) C# Developer
3 29 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 21 (14.48%) C# .NET Developer
5 20 (13.79%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 16 (11.03%) Azure Developer
6 16 (11.03%) Consultant
7 15 (10.34%) ASP.NET Developer
8 14 (9.66%) Angular Developer
9 13 (8.97%) Architect
9 13 (8.97%) Azure Consultant
9 13 (8.97%) Power BI Developer
10 12 (8.28%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 10 (6.90%) Senior Developer
11 10 (6.90%) Technical Leader
12 9 (6.21%) Microsoft Developer
13 8 (5.52%) Business Intelligence Lead
13 8 (5.52%) C# WPF Developer
13 8 (5.52%) Microsoft BI Developer
13 8 (5.52%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (35.86%) .NET
2 35 (24.14%) ASP.NET Web API
3 27 (18.62%) AngularJS
3 27 (18.62%) ASP.NET
4 15 (10.34%) MSMQ
5 14 (9.66%) React
6 13 (8.97%) Reactive Extensions
6 13 (8.97%) SignalR
7 12 (8.28%) ASP.NET MVC
7 12 (8.28%) Web Services
8 11 (7.59%) CSS
8 11 (7.59%) REST
9 10 (6.90%) .NET Framework
9 10 (6.90%) Entity Framework
9 10 (6.90%) HTML
10 9 (6.21%) Angular 2
10 9 (6.21%) NancyFx
10 9 (6.21%) WebSockets
11 8 (5.52%) LESS
11 8 (5.52%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 27 (18.62%) Private Cloud
2 14 (9.66%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (6.21%) Fintech
3 9 (6.21%) Mobile App
4 8 (5.52%) W3C
5 6 (4.14%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.76%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (2.76%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.76%) NHS
7 3 (2.07%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (2.07%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.69%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.69%) Blog
8 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.69%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.69%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.69%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.69%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.34%) Windows
2 13 (8.97%) Windows Server
3 4 (2.76%) Apple iOS
3 4 (2.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (2.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.38%) Linux
4 2 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.69%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (47.59%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (42.07%) Business Intelligence
3 32 (22.07%) Data Analysis
3 32 (22.07%) TDD
4 31 (21.38%) Data Modelling
5 28 (19.31%) Analytics
6 23 (15.86%) Visualisation
7 22 (15.17%) Data Visualisation
8 20 (13.79%) DevOps
9 18 (12.41%) BDD
9 18 (12.41%) Data Analytics
9 18 (12.41%) Data Cleansing
10 17 (11.72%) Coaching
10 17 (11.72%) Scrum
11 15 (10.34%) Microservices
11 15 (10.34%) MVC
12 14 (9.66%) Domain-Driven Design
12 14 (9.66%) ETL
13 13 (8.97%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (8.97%) Logical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 139 (95.86%) SQL
2 41 (28.28%) C#
3 31 (21.38%) JavaScript
4 21 (14.48%) PowerShell
5 18 (12.41%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.76%) Apple Swift
6 4 (2.76%) Java
6 4 (2.76%) Objective-C
7 2 (1.38%) C++
7 2 (1.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 2 (1.38%) PHP
8 1 (0.69%) Python
8 1 (0.69%) Ruby
8 1 (0.69%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 19 (13.10%) Security Cleared
2 17 (11.72%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.76%) MCSE
5 3 (2.07%) MCSA
6 2 (1.38%) Degree
7 1 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.69%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.69%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.69%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.52%) WCAG
2 6 (4.14%) QA
3 1 (0.69%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.69%) HL7
System Software
1 19 (13.10%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.90%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (4.14%) Docker
4 2 (1.38%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (4.83%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (4.83%) SCOM
2 3 (2.07%) HockeyApp
2 3 (2.07%) Puppet
3 2 (1.38%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.69%) Ansible
4 1 (0.69%) Kibana
4 1 (0.69%) logstash
4 1 (0.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 82 (56.55%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.34%) Greenplum
3 14 (9.66%) SAP
4 10 (6.90%) Tableau
5 8 (5.52%) Oracle
6 6 (4.14%) ESRI
7 5 (3.45%) IBM
7 5 (3.45%) Informatica
7 5 (3.45%) Xamarin
8 2 (1.38%) Mercator
8 2 (1.38%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.38%) VMware
9 1 (0.69%) CA
9 1 (0.69%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.69%) Cognos
9 1 (0.69%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.69%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.69%) Splunk
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