The table below looks at the statistics for Azure SQL Database skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
Rank 537 541 576
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +35
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 35 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.068% 0.025% 0.007%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.33% 0.11% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 3 1
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£425 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £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
UK

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 England region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
10606 10914 11307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.63% 22.64% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 6800 6925 6555
Average daily rate £400 £395 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £347 £335
% change year-on-year
+0.86% +3.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 183 294
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.12 £17.00 £15.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -3.22%

Azure SQL Database
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Azure SQL Database Jobs Demand Trend in England

Azure SQL Database
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Azure SQL Database Daily Rate Trend in England

Azure SQL Database
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Azure SQL Database across the England region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Azure SQL Database Daily Rate Histogram in England

Azure SQL Database
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 17 September 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
London +42 31 £425 +6.25% 4
South East -10 1 - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
North West - - - -
Azure SQL Database
UK

Azure SQL Database
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 53 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (94.34%) SQL
3 47 (88.68%) .NET
4 46 (86.79%) MVC
5 41 (77.36%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (73.58%) Microsoft
7 38 (71.70%) PaaS
8 30 (56.60%) SQL Server
9 25 (47.17%) C#
9 25 (47.17%) ASP.NET
9 25 (47.17%) MS Excel
9 25 (47.17%) ASP.NET MVC
10 24 (45.28%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 23 (43.40%) SQL Server 2008
12 22 (41.51%) Scrum
12 22 (41.51%) .NET Framework
13 21 (39.62%) WCF
13 21 (39.62%) Oracle
14 20 (37.74%) Team Foundation Server
15 19 (35.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 19 (35.85%) PL/SQL
16 17 (32.08%) TDD
17 16 (30.19%) HTTP
17 16 (30.19%) Multithreading
18 11 (20.75%) Enterprise Architecture
19 7 (13.21%) Windows
19 7 (13.21%) HTML
19 7 (13.21%) JavaScript
20 6 (11.32%) CQRS
21 5 (9.43%) CSS

Azure SQL Database
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.66%) Umbraco
2 1 (1.89%) Apache
Applications
1 25 (47.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 53 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (71.70%) PaaS
3 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (30.19%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (56.60%) SQL Server
2 23 (43.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (5.66%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.77%) OLAP
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.77%) Oracle OLAP
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 20 (37.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (7.55%) Visual Studio
3 3 (5.66%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (3.77%) Games
Job Titles
1 47 (88.68%) Developer
2 24 (45.28%) .NET Developer
3 17 (32.08%) C# Developer
4 15 (28.30%) Senior Developer
4 15 (28.30%) Senior .NET Developer
5 8 (15.09%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (9.43%) Agile C# Developer
6 5 (9.43%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (5.66%) Consultant
8 2 (3.77%) Business Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Programmer
8 2 (3.77%) Database Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 2 (3.77%) .NET Programmer
8 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Umbraco Developer
9 1 (1.89%) Silverlight Developer
9 1 (1.89%) Team Leader
9 1 (1.89%) .NET Team Leader
9 1 (1.89%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (88.68%) .NET
2 25 (47.17%) ASP.NET
2 25 (47.17%) ASP.NET MVC
3 24 (45.28%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 22 (41.51%) .NET Framework
5 21 (39.62%) WCF
6 19 (35.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 7 (13.21%) HTML
8 5 (9.43%) CSS
9 4 (7.55%) AngularJS
9 4 (7.55%) REST
10 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (5.66%) Web Services
11 2 (3.77%) LINQ
11 2 (3.77%) Google Maps API
11 2 (3.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (3.77%) KnockoutJS
12 1 (1.89%) Apache Cordova
12 1 (1.89%) AppFabric
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.66%) User Experience
2 2 (3.77%) GIS
3 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.89%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.21%) Windows
2 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (86.79%) MVC
2 41 (77.36%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (41.51%) Scrum
4 17 (32.08%) TDD
5 16 (30.19%) Multithreading
6 11 (20.75%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (11.32%) CQRS
8 4 (7.55%) Workflow
9 3 (5.66%) High Availability
10 2 (3.77%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (3.77%) ETL
10 2 (3.77%) Risk Management
10 2 (3.77%) iOS Development
11 1 (1.89%) Software Architecture
11 1 (1.89%) MVVM
11 1 (1.89%) Web Development
11 1 (1.89%) OO
Programming Languages
1 50 (94.34%) SQL
2 25 (47.17%) C#
3 19 (35.85%) PL/SQL
4 7 (13.21%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.77%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.89%) PHP
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 39 (73.58%) Microsoft
2 21 (39.62%) Oracle
3 1 (1.89%) Google
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