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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
Rank 565 560 558
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 35 28 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.065% 0.055% 0.029%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.29% 0.25% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 24 4
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£405 £425 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.70% +54.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £368 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 - £275
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
12247 11075 10792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.73% 21.64% 22.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 8179 6976 6810
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £265 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 156 195
Average hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.41 £13.97 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.74 £50.05 £51.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £31.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+8.22% -4.61%

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 2015. 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 -8 20 £414 -2.64% 8
South East - 6 £456 - 1
East Midlands - 5 £338 -
Yorkshire - 1 £400 -
North West - 1 £305 -
West Midlands - 1 £400 -
East of England - 1 £400 - 1
Azure SQL Database
UK

Azure SQL Database
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 43 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (93.02%) SQL
3 26 (60.47%) C#
4 24 (55.81%) .NET
5 18 (41.86%) SQL Server
6 17 (39.53%) Microsoft
7 13 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (30.23%) T-SQL
8 12 (27.91%) JavaScript
9 11 (25.58%) Git (software)
10 10 (23.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (23.26%) Oracle
10 10 (23.26%) Windows
10 10 (23.26%) MVC
11 9 (20.93%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (20.93%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (20.93%) ASP.NET
11 9 (20.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (20.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 9 (20.93%) ASP.NET Web API
12 8 (18.60%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (18.60%) Oracle Database
12 8 (18.60%) MDX
12 8 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (18.60%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (18.60%) MongoDB
12 8 (18.60%) MS Excel
12 8 (18.60%) TDD
13 7 (16.28%) Subversion
13 7 (16.28%) Cognos

Azure SQL Database
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 4 (9.30%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (18.60%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 43 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (9.30%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (4.65%) PaaS
3 2 (4.65%) GitHub
4 1 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (41.86%) SQL Server
2 10 (23.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (20.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (20.93%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (20.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 8 (18.60%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (18.60%) Oracle Database
4 8 (18.60%) MongoDB
5 7 (16.28%) QlikView
6 4 (9.30%) SQLite
6 4 (9.30%) CouchDB
6 4 (9.30%) MySQL
7 2 (4.65%) OLAP
8 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
8 1 (2.33%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (2.33%) Apache Hive
8 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (2.33%) Hadoop
8 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (25.58%) Git (software)
2 7 (16.28%) Subversion
3 4 (9.30%) SpecFlow
4 3 (6.98%) Jenkins
4 3 (6.98%) Hudson
4 3 (6.98%) Maven
4 3 (6.98%) JIRA
4 3 (6.98%) Ant
5 2 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.33%) ReSharper
6 1 (2.33%) NCrunch
General
1 1 (2.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 34 (79.07%) Developer
2 15 (34.88%) .NET Developer
3 7 (16.28%) C# Developer
4 6 (13.95%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (9.30%) iOS Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Full Stack Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 3 (6.98%) ETL Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Business Developer
6 3 (6.98%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Cloud Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) AWS Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Mid-Level .NET Developer
7 2 (4.65%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Analyst Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Junior .NET Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Lead Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Junior
7 2 (4.65%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (55.81%) .NET
2 9 (20.93%) ASP.NET
2 9 (20.93%) ASP.NET Web API
3 8 (18.60%) ASP.NET MVC
3 8 (18.60%) MDX
4 6 (13.95%) .NET Framework
5 5 (11.63%) Entity Framework
5 5 (11.63%) Web Services
6 4 (9.30%) SOAP
6 4 (9.30%) REST
6 4 (9.30%) Reactive Extensions
6 4 (9.30%) React
6 4 (9.30%) AngularJS
6 4 (9.30%) SignalR
7 3 (6.98%) HTML
8 2 (4.65%) CSS
9 1 (2.33%) XML
9 1 (2.33%) ActiveX
9 1 (2.33%) X-Windows
9 1 (2.33%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.98%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (6.98%) Hedge funds
3 2 (4.65%) Blog
4 1 (2.33%) Replication
4 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.26%) Windows
2 6 (13.95%) Windows Mobile
3 4 (9.30%) VMS
3 4 (9.30%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (23.26%) MVC
3 9 (20.93%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (18.60%) TDD
4 8 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (16.28%) ETL
6 6 (13.95%) Mobile Development
7 5 (11.63%) Unit Testing
8 4 (9.30%) Software Engineering
8 4 (9.30%) Data Modelling
8 4 (9.30%) Scrum
8 4 (9.30%) iOS Development
8 4 (9.30%) DevOps
8 4 (9.30%) Complex Event Processing
8 4 (9.30%) BDD
8 4 (9.30%) Progressive Enhancement
8 4 (9.30%) Test Automation
9 3 (6.98%) Software Deployment
9 3 (6.98%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (6.98%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (93.02%) SQL
2 26 (60.47%) C#
3 13 (30.23%) T-SQL
4 12 (27.91%) JavaScript
5 4 (9.30%) Objective-C
5 4 (9.30%) PowerShell
5 4 (9.30%) Apple Swift
6 3 (6.98%) Python
6 3 (6.98%) Ruby
7 1 (2.33%) VB
7 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.33%) VBA
7 1 (2.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (2.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.33%) MCSE
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (9.30%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) SCCM
1 4 (9.30%) SCOM
1 4 (9.30%) Puppet
1 4 (9.30%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (9.30%) Ansible
Vendors
1 17 (39.53%) Microsoft
2 10 (23.26%) Oracle
3 7 (16.28%) Cognos
4 6 (13.95%) Xamarin
5 4 (9.30%) Splunk
6 3 (6.98%) Dell
7 1 (2.33%) Apple
7 1 (2.33%) Sitecore
7 1 (2.33%) Twitter
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