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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Azure SQL Database over the 3 months to 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
Rank 153 - 205
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 4 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.11% - 0.080%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.46% - 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
Average daily rate £500 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 -
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
870 1437 1433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 24.92% 25.65% 22.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 709 1142 1054
Average daily rate £488 £450 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 9
Average hourly rate £19.00 £45.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.77% +63.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%

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 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (50.00%) .NET
4 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
5 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 2 (33.33%) CouchDB
5 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (33.33%) Progressive Enhancement
5 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
5 2 (33.33%) REST
5 2 (33.33%) MongoDB
5 2 (33.33%) AngularJS
5 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
5 2 (33.33%) iOS Development
5 2 (33.33%) Apple Swift
5 2 (33.33%) MySQL
5 2 (33.33%) SOAP
5 2 (33.33%) Web Services
5 2 (33.33%) Finance
5 2 (33.33%) Scrum
5 2 (33.33%) Objective-C
5 2 (33.33%) TDD
5 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 2 (33.33%) SQLite
6 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
6 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (16.67%) Retail

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) CouchDB
2 2 (33.33%) MongoDB
2 2 (33.33%) MySQL
2 2 (33.33%) SQLite
3 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
2 1 (16.67%) Subversion
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Legal
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) iOS Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Angular Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Business Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Business Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior iOS Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 2 (33.33%) REST
2 2 (33.33%) SOAP
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (16.67%) Cocoa
3 1 (16.67%) Cocoa Touch
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) LESS
3 1 (16.67%) MSMQ
3 1 (16.67%) NancyFx
3 1 (16.67%) React
3 1 (16.67%) Reactive Extensions
3 1 (16.67%) Sass
3 1 (16.67%) SignalR
3 1 (16.67%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (33.33%) iOS Development
2 2 (33.33%) Progressive Enhancement
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) TDD
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Microservices
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Apple Swift
2 2 (33.33%) Objective-C
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) VMware