The table below looks at the statistics for Azure SQL Database skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Azure SQL Database over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
Rank 112 124 -
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 13 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.52% 0.071% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.92% 0.52% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 0
Average daily rate £450 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £325 -
% change year-on-year
+26.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Azure SQL Database
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
332 385 471
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 13.28% 13.60% 17.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 236 250
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £275 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £526 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 17
Average hourly rate £12.17 £32.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.56% +140.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £18.20 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £125.00 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £32.30 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.39% -7.71%

Azure SQL Database
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Azure SQL Database across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Azure SQL Database Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Azure SQL Database
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Azure SQL Database Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Azure SQL Database
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Azure SQL Database across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

Azure SQL Database Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Azure SQL Database
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure SQL Database within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading - 10 £450 -
Azure SQL Database
South East

Azure SQL Database
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Azure SQL Database also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Azure SQL Database.

1 14 (100.00%) SQL
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (92.86%) Power BI
3 9 (64.29%) .NET
4 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
4 8 (57.14%) T-SQL
4 8 (57.14%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (57.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (57.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (57.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (50.00%) High Availability
5 7 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (42.86%) R
6 6 (42.86%) Azure Machine Learning
6 6 (42.86%) Machine Learning
7 5 (35.71%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (35.71%) Customer Engagement
7 5 (35.71%) NoSQL
7 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 4 (28.57%) HDInsight
8 4 (28.57%) Apache Spark
8 4 (28.57%) Analytics
8 4 (28.57%) C#
8 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
9 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (21.43%) MCTS
9 3 (21.43%) MCITP
9 3 (21.43%) Service Management
9 3 (21.43%) Automotive
9 3 (21.43%) ITIL

Azure SQL Database
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Azure SQL Database also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Azure SQL Database. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (28.57%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (42.86%) Azure Machine Learning
3 2 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (14.29%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (92.86%) Power BI
2 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 8 (57.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 8 (57.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (57.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (35.71%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 5 (35.71%) NoSQL
4 4 (28.57%) HDInsight
5 3 (21.43%) Big Data
6 1 (7.14%) Apache Hive
6 1 (7.14%) Hadoop
6 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (21.43%) Automotive
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Developer
2 6 (42.86%) Field Engineer
3 5 (35.71%) Azure Developer
4 4 (28.57%) Consultant
4 4 (28.57%) Development Engineer
5 3 (21.43%) Development Consultant
6 2 (14.29%) C# Developer
6 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Consultant
7 1 (7.14%) Apache Spark Developer
7 1 (7.14%) Big Data Developer
7 1 (7.14%) Customer Engineer
7 1 (7.14%) Customer Support Engineer
7 1 (7.14%) Data Consultant
7 1 (7.14%) Development Support Engineer
7 1 (7.14%) Field Support Engineer
7 1 (7.14%) Insight Consultant
7 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Consultant
7 1 (7.14%) SQL Developer
7 1 (7.14%) SSRS Developer
7 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (64.29%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
2 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (14.29%) JSON
2 2 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (7.14%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (50.00%) High Availability
2 7 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (42.86%) Machine Learning
4 5 (35.71%) Customer Engagement
5 4 (28.57%) Analytics
6 3 (21.43%) Data Analytics
6 3 (21.43%) ITIL
6 3 (21.43%) Operations Management
6 3 (21.43%) Service Management
7 2 (14.29%) MVC
7 2 (14.29%) Web Development
8 1 (7.14%) Data Management
8 1 (7.14%) Database Tuning
8 1 (7.14%) Dimensional Modelling
8 1 (7.14%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) SQL
2 8 (57.14%) T-SQL
3 6 (42.86%) R
4 4 (28.57%) C#
5 3 (21.43%) Python
6 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
1 3 (21.43%) MCITP
1 3 (21.43%) MCTS
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft