The table below looks at the statistics for Azure SQL Database skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Azure SQL Database over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
Rank 152 156 199
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +43
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 10 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.31% 0.20% 0.052%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.11% 0.80% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 3
Median daily rate £550 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% +21.42%
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £425 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.70% +30.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 - -
Azure SQL Database
London

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 City of London region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
898 873 1306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 28.06% 25.23% 22.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 724 712 1042
Median daily rate £500 £475 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +13.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £345 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £25.44 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+49.37% -22.90%

Azure SQL Database
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Azure SQL Database as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Azure SQL Database Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Azure SQL Database
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Azure SQL Database Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Azure SQL Database
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Azure SQL Database across the City of London region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016.

Azure SQL Database Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Azure SQL Database
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for Azure SQL Database.

1 27 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (96.30%) SQL
3 21 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (70.37%) Scrum
5 18 (66.67%) Cocoa
5 18 (66.67%) Objective-C
5 18 (66.67%) MySQL
5 18 (66.67%) SOAP
5 18 (66.67%) Web Services
5 18 (66.67%) TDD
5 18 (66.67%) Software Engineering
5 18 (66.67%) SQLite
5 18 (66.67%) Unit Testing
5 18 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (66.67%) MongoDB
5 18 (66.67%) Progressive Enhancement
5 18 (66.67%) Apple iOS
5 18 (66.67%) REST
5 18 (66.67%) Git (software)
5 18 (66.67%) Test Automation
5 18 (66.67%) CouchDB
5 18 (66.67%) Cocoa Touch
5 18 (66.67%) Mobile App
5 18 (66.67%) iOS Development
5 18 (66.67%) Apple Swift
5 18 (66.67%) TestFlight
6 16 (59.26%) E-Commerce
7 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
8 7 (25.93%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (18.52%) SQL Server Integration Services

Azure SQL Database
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Cloud Services
1 27 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (66.67%) TestFlight
3 2 (7.41%) IaaS
3 2 (7.41%) PaaS
4 1 (3.70%) Data Lake Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (66.67%) CouchDB
1 18 (66.67%) MongoDB
1 18 (66.67%) MySQL
1 18 (66.67%) SQLite
2 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
3 5 (18.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (14.81%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (7.41%) Power BI
6 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (3.70%) Data Lake
7 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (3.70%) OLAP
7 1 (3.70%) QlikView
7 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (3.70%) Banking
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
1 1 (3.70%) Games
1 1 (3.70%) Legal
1 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (74.07%) Developer
2 18 (66.67%) iOS Developer
2 18 (66.67%) Senior Developer
2 18 (66.67%) Senior iOS Developer
3 2 (7.41%) Architect
3 2 (7.41%) Azure Architect
3 2 (7.41%) Business Consultant
3 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence Consultant
3 2 (7.41%) Consultant
3 2 (7.41%) DBA
3 2 (7.41%) SQL DBA
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (3.70%) Agile Project Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Business Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Business Project Manager
4 1 (3.70%) C# Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Principal Consultant
4 1 (3.70%) Senior Business Consultant
4 1 (3.70%) Senior Business Intelligence Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (66.67%) Cocoa
1 18 (66.67%) Cocoa Touch
1 18 (66.67%) REST
1 18 (66.67%) SOAP
1 18 (66.67%) Web Services
2 4 (14.81%) .NET
3 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET
3 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (3.70%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (3.70%) React
4 1 (3.70%) Reactive Extensions
4 1 (3.70%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 18 (66.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (66.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (70.37%) Scrum
3 18 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (66.67%) iOS Development
3 18 (66.67%) Progressive Enhancement
3 18 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 18 (66.67%) TDD
3 18 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 18 (66.67%) Unit Testing
4 16 (59.26%) E-Commerce
5 7 (25.93%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (7.41%) Analytics
6 2 (7.41%) Business Development
6 2 (7.41%) Dashboard Development
6 2 (7.41%) Data Modelling
6 2 (7.41%) ETL
6 2 (7.41%) ETL Development
6 2 (7.41%) MVC
6 2 (7.41%) TOGAF
7 1 (3.70%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 26 (96.30%) SQL
2 18 (66.67%) Apple Swift
2 18 (66.67%) Objective-C
3 4 (14.81%) T-SQL
4 3 (11.11%) C#
5 1 (3.70%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) MCSE
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certified Master
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) Tableau
2 1 (3.70%) Teradata