The first table below looks at the demand for Azure SQL Database skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the City of London region.

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.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
Rank 195 - 220
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 4 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.069% - 0.026%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.31% - 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
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£400 - £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 - £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 - £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £188 £300
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -37.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Database & Business Intelligence Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
1310 1610 1603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.57% 22.72% 20.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 994 1179 1190
Average daily rate £450 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 16
Average hourly rate £25.00 £51.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.98% +36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £12.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.61 £52.50 £50.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
Azure SQL Database
London

Azure SQL Database
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Azure SQL Database across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 18 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 9 (100.00%) C#
1 9 (100.00%) SQL
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
1 9 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 9 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 9 (100.00%) HTTP
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (100.00%) MVC
1 9 (100.00%) TDD
1 9 (100.00%) Multithreading
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 9 (100.00%) PaaS
2 4 (44.44%) Enterprise Architecture
2 4 (44.44%) CQRS
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (11.11%) REST
3 1 (11.11%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

Applications
1 9 (100.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (100.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) HTTP
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
2 8 (88.89%) C# Developer
3 5 (55.56%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (44.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
1 9 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 9 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (11.11%) REST
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) MVC
1 9 (100.00%) TDD
1 9 (100.00%) Multithreading
2 4 (44.44%) Enterprise Architecture
2 4 (44.44%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) C#
1 9 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft