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 27 January 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
Rank 189 207 188
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -19
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 1 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.020% 0.017% 0.11%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.086% 0.069% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -15.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £380
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -14.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
1161 1455 1367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.94% 24.33% 23.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 917 1084 1062
Average daily rate £428 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.28% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £572
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 5
Average hourly rate £36.00 £94.25 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.80% +163.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -8.33%

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 27 January 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) CouchDB
2 3 (75.00%) SQLite
2 3 (75.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (75.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (75.00%) Progressive Enhancement
2 3 (75.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (75.00%) REST
2 3 (75.00%) iOS Development
2 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) Scrum
2 3 (75.00%) Objective-C
2 3 (75.00%) MySQL
2 3 (75.00%) SOAP
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) HTTP
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) CQRS

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (25.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) CouchDB
1 3 (75.00%) SQLite
1 3 (75.00%) MongoDB
1 3 (75.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (75.00%) iOS Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) REST
1 3 (75.00%) SOAP
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (75.00%) Progressive Enhancement
2 3 (75.00%) iOS Development
2 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) CQRS
3 1 (25.00%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) Objective-C
3 1 (25.00%) C#
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft