The table below looks at the statistics for Azure SQL Database skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
Rank 140 128 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.13% 0.041% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.56% 0.18% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£600 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £394 £394
% change year-on-year
+20.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Azure SQL Database
England

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 East of England region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
708 565 673
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 23.06% 23.36% 22.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 292 365
Average daily rate £388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 36 28
Average hourly rate £20.00 £35.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.66% +29.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £16.42 £15.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.17 £50.00 £36.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £30.75 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+6.50% +1.65%

Azure SQL Database
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Azure SQL Database Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Azure SQL Database
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Azure SQL Database Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Azure SQL Database
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Azure SQL Database across the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Azure SQL Database Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Azure SQL Database
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. 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
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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
Bedfordshire - 3 £600 -
Essex - - - -
Azure SQL Database
England

Azure SQL Database
Top 21 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (75.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (75.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (75.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) Web Development
4 1 (25.00%) Multithreading
4 1 (25.00%) HTTP
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (25.00%) PaaS
4 1 (25.00%) CQRS
4 1 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) Retail
4 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (25.00%) MVC
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (25.00%) MS Excel

Azure SQL Database
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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
General
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Head of Development
2 1 (25.00%) Head of Web Development
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Manager
2 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (75.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (75.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) Web Development
4 1 (25.00%) Multithreading
4 1 (25.00%) CQRS
4 1 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (25.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft