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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Azure SQL Database over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
Rank 548 542 592
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +50
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 62 76 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.15% 0.049%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.61% 0.65% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 68 18
Median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £393 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £425 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.70% +30.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 - -
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
10234 11719 11090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.38% 23.14% 21.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6839 7887 7429
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 177 182
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £25.75 £31.40
% change year-on-year
+47.57% -17.99%

Azure SQL Database
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Azure SQL Database as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 3 December 2016.

Azure SQL Database Daily Rate Histogram in England

Azure SQL Database
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Azure SQL Database Hourly Rate Trend in England

Azure SQL Database
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure SQL Database within the England region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -33 40 £513 +13.88% 8
South East +25 10 £300 -33.33% 4
East Midlands - 6 £565 -
West Midlands -7 3 - -
South West - 3 £500 - 1
Azure SQL Database
UK

Azure SQL Database
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Azure SQL Database also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Azure SQL Database.

1 118 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 113 (95.76%) SQL
3 64 (54.24%) Agile Software Development
4 63 (53.39%) .NET
5 61 (51.69%) SQL Server
6 54 (45.76%) Microsoft
7 51 (43.22%) Git (software)
8 44 (37.29%) Scrum
9 41 (34.75%) C#
10 32 (27.12%) TDD
11 31 (26.27%) Continuous Integration
12 29 (24.58%) Web Services
13 28 (23.73%) Business Intelligence
14 27 (22.88%) IaaS
15 26 (22.03%) SOAP
16 25 (21.19%) E-Commerce
16 25 (21.19%) Software Engineering
16 25 (21.19%) PaaS
16 25 (21.19%) MongoDB
16 25 (21.19%) REST
17 24 (20.34%) Unit Testing
17 24 (20.34%) Data Warehouse
17 24 (20.34%) MySQL
17 24 (20.34%) Mobile App
18 23 (19.49%) iOS Development
18 23 (19.49%) Cocoa Touch
18 23 (19.49%) Apple Swift
18 23 (19.49%) TestFlight
18 23 (19.49%) Cocoa
18 23 (19.49%) Objective-C

Azure SQL Database
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (8.47%) SharePoint
2 7 (5.93%) NServiceBus
3 4 (3.39%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.69%) IIS
4 2 (1.69%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.85%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (5.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (8.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 118 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (22.88%) IaaS
3 25 (21.19%) PaaS
4 23 (19.49%) TestFlight
5 10 (8.47%) Office 365
6 8 (6.78%) Data Lake Analytics
7 7 (5.93%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (5.93%) Azure Machine Learning
8 3 (2.54%) SaaS
9 2 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (1.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.78%) Network Security
2 3 (2.54%) VPN
3 2 (1.69%) AMQP
3 2 (1.69%) DNS
3 2 (1.69%) Firewall
3 2 (1.69%) HTTP
3 2 (1.69%) SSL
3 2 (1.69%) VLAN
4 1 (0.85%) BGP
4 1 (0.85%) DAB
4 1 (0.85%) MPLS
4 1 (0.85%) SAN
4 1 (0.85%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (51.69%) SQL Server
2 25 (21.19%) MongoDB
3 24 (20.34%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (20.34%) MySQL
4 23 (19.49%) CouchDB
4 23 (19.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 23 (19.49%) SQLite
5 17 (14.41%) Power BI
5 17 (14.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 15 (12.71%) SQL Server 2012
6 15 (12.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (9.32%) SQL Server 2016
8 9 (7.63%) Data Lake
9 8 (6.78%) QlikView
10 7 (5.93%) Big Data
10 7 (5.93%) HDInsight
10 7 (5.93%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (4.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 5 (4.24%) NoSQL
12 4 (3.39%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 51 (43.22%) Git (software)
2 22 (18.64%) Visual Studio
3 18 (15.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (7.63%) Octopus Deploy
5 7 (5.93%) Selenium
6 6 (5.08%) FxCop
6 6 (5.08%) StyleCop
7 4 (3.39%) WebDriver
8 3 (2.54%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.54%) SpecFlow
8 3 (2.54%) Subversion
9 2 (1.69%) JIRA
9 2 (1.69%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.85%) Bower
10 1 (0.85%) Grunt
10 1 (0.85%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.85%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.85%) JMeter
10 1 (0.85%) NUnit
10 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 8 (6.78%) Finance
2 4 (3.39%) Banking
3 3 (2.54%) Legal
3 3 (2.54%) Retail
4 2 (1.69%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.85%) Advertising
5 1 (0.85%) Games
5 1 (0.85%) German Language
5 1 (0.85%) Music Industry
5 1 (0.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 65 (55.08%) Developer
2 24 (20.34%) C# Developer
2 24 (20.34%) Senior Developer
3 23 (19.49%) iOS Developer
3 23 (19.49%) Senior iOS Developer
4 18 (15.25%) Azure Developer
5 15 (12.71%) .NET Developer
5 15 (12.71%) Architect
6 13 (11.02%) Azure Engineer
6 13 (11.02%) C# .NET Developer
7 12 (10.17%) Azure Architect
7 12 (10.17%) Consultant
7 12 (10.17%) DevOps Engineer
8 10 (8.47%) Azure Consultant
9 8 (6.78%) Azure DevOps
9 8 (6.78%) Senior DevOps
9 8 (6.78%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 6 (5.08%) JavaScript Developer
11 5 (4.24%) ASP.NET Developer
11 5 (4.24%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (53.39%) .NET
2 29 (24.58%) Web Services
3 26 (22.03%) SOAP
4 25 (21.19%) REST
5 23 (19.49%) Cocoa
5 23 (19.49%) Cocoa Touch
6 21 (17.80%) ASP.NET
7 19 (16.10%) AngularJS
8 15 (12.71%) ASP.NET Web API
9 12 (10.17%) .NET Framework
10 10 (8.47%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (6.78%) React
12 5 (4.24%) MSMQ
13 4 (3.39%) HTML
13 4 (3.39%) jQuery
13 4 (3.39%) KnockoutJS
13 4 (3.39%) Reactive Extensions
13 4 (3.39%) SignalR
13 4 (3.39%) WCF
14 3 (2.54%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (20.34%) Mobile App
2 6 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.39%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.69%) Blog
4 2 (1.69%) Clustering
4 2 (1.69%) Fintech
4 2 (1.69%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.85%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.85%) Neural Network
5 1 (0.85%) Replication
5 1 (0.85%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.85%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 23 (19.49%) Apple iOS
2 13 (11.02%) Windows
3 9 (7.63%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.85%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (54.24%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (37.29%) Scrum
3 32 (27.12%) TDD
4 31 (26.27%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (23.73%) Business Intelligence
6 25 (21.19%) E-Commerce
6 25 (21.19%) Software Engineering
7 24 (20.34%) Unit Testing
8 23 (19.49%) iOS Development
8 23 (19.49%) Progressive Enhancement
8 23 (19.49%) Test Automation
9 19 (16.10%) DevOps
10 13 (11.02%) Analytics
10 13 (11.02%) MVC
11 12 (10.17%) CRM
12 11 (9.32%) Performance Management
12 11 (9.32%) Performance Monitoring
13 10 (8.47%) Application Performance Monitoring
13 10 (8.47%) High Availability
13 10 (8.47%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 113 (95.76%) SQL
2 41 (34.75%) C#
3 23 (19.49%) Apple Swift
3 23 (19.49%) Objective-C
4 22 (18.64%) PowerShell
5 20 (16.95%) JavaScript
6 19 (16.10%) T-SQL
7 5 (4.24%) Scala
8 4 (3.39%) Java
9 3 (2.54%) Python
10 2 (1.69%) C
10 2 (1.69%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.85%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.85%) PHP
11 1 (0.85%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.85%) R
11 1 (0.85%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (1.69%) MCSE
1 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.85%) MCSA
2 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Certified Master
2 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.24%) QA
2 3 (2.54%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (7.63%) Active Directory
1 9 (7.63%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.69%) Docker
2 2 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.85%) etcd
3 1 (0.85%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (6.78%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (6.78%) Puppet
2 7 (5.93%) SCOM
3 3 (2.54%) Ansible
3 3 (2.54%) SCCM
4 2 (1.69%) WSUS
5 1 (0.85%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 54 (45.76%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.47%) AppDynamics
2 10 (8.47%) Dynatrace
2 10 (8.47%) New Relic
3 8 (6.78%) Tableau
4 6 (5.08%) SaltStack
5 2 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.69%) VMware
6 1 (0.85%) Alteryx
6 1 (0.85%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.85%) Mercator
6 1 (0.85%) Splunk
6 1 (0.85%) Teradata
6 1 (0.85%) Veeam
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