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 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 545 524 482
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -42
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 10 10 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.022% 0.022% 0.063%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.10% 0.10% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 16
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£300 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -2.59%
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 - - -
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
9657 9931 9354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.89% 22.31% 22.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6374 6218 5828
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 199 220
Average hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.35 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.50 £45.00
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 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
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 27 January 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
South East -14 8 £300 -20.00% 1
London -9 2 £400 - 3
East of England - 1 £300 -
South West - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
North East - - - -
North West - - - -
Azure SQL Database
UK

Azure SQL Database
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 49 (100.00%) SQL
1 49 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (77.55%) .NET
3 37 (75.51%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (69.39%) Scrum
5 32 (65.31%) MVC
6 27 (55.10%) Microsoft
6 27 (55.10%) Team Foundation Server
7 24 (48.98%) PaaS
8 23 (46.94%) SQL Server
9 21 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
9 21 (42.86%) .NET Framework
9 21 (42.86%) WCF
9 21 (42.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 20 (40.82%) C#
11 19 (38.78%) PL/SQL
11 19 (38.78%) Oracle
11 19 (38.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 13 (26.53%) MS Excel
13 10 (20.41%) ASP.NET
13 10 (20.41%) ASP.NET MVC
14 8 (16.33%) iOS Development
15 7 (14.29%) Automation Testing
15 7 (14.29%) Apple iOS
15 7 (14.29%) Selenium
15 7 (14.29%) CSS
15 7 (14.29%) HTML
16 6 (12.24%) TDD
16 6 (12.24%) REST
17 5 (10.20%) JavaScript

Azure SQL Database
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 3 (6.12%) Umbraco
2 1 (2.04%) Apache
2 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.04%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 13 (26.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 49 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (48.98%) PaaS
3 1 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) HTTP
2 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (46.94%) SQL Server
2 21 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.12%) MySQL
3 3 (6.12%) SQLite
3 3 (6.12%) MongoDB
3 3 (6.12%) CouchDB
4 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.04%) OLAP
5 1 (2.04%) Big Data
5 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.04%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (55.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (14.29%) Selenium
3 3 (6.12%) Visual Studio
3 3 (6.12%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.12%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (4.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (63.27%) Developer
2 18 (36.73%) .NET Developer
3 12 (24.49%) Senior .NET Developer
3 12 (24.49%) Senior Developer
4 7 (14.29%) Automation Tester
4 7 (14.29%) Tester
5 4 (8.16%) C# Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Team Leader
5 4 (8.16%) .NET Team Leader
6 3 (6.12%) iOS Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Head of Development
7 2 (4.08%) Umbraco Developer
7 2 (4.08%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (4.08%) WPF Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Software Developer
8 1 (2.04%) Delivery Manager
8 1 (2.04%) Senior C# Developer
8 1 (2.04%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Developer
8 1 (2.04%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (77.55%) .NET
2 21 (42.86%) .NET Framework
2 21 (42.86%) WCF
2 21 (42.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 19 (38.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 10 (20.41%) ASP.NET
4 10 (20.41%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (14.29%) CSS
5 7 (14.29%) HTML
6 6 (12.24%) REST
7 4 (8.16%) Web Services
8 3 (6.12%) SOAP
8 3 (6.12%) HTML5
9 2 (4.08%) WPF
9 2 (4.08%) CSS3
9 2 (4.08%) AngularJS
9 2 (4.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (2.04%) X-Windows
10 1 (2.04%) ActiveX
10 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) User Experience
2 1 (2.04%) Replication
2 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.04%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.04%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.29%) Apple iOS
2 3 (6.12%) Windows
3 1 (2.04%) Linux
3 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (75.51%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (69.39%) Scrum
3 32 (65.31%) MVC
4 8 (16.33%) iOS Development
5 7 (14.29%) Automation Testing
6 6 (12.24%) TDD
7 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (6.12%) Workflow
7 3 (6.12%) E-Commerce
7 3 (6.12%) Progressive Enhancement
7 3 (6.12%) High Availability
7 3 (6.12%) CQRS
7 3 (6.12%) Software Engineering
7 3 (6.12%) Unit Testing
7 3 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (6.12%) Test Automation
8 2 (4.08%) Multithreading
8 2 (4.08%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (4.08%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 49 (100.00%) SQL
2 20 (40.82%) C#
3 19 (38.78%) PL/SQL
4 5 (10.20%) JavaScript
5 4 (8.16%) Objective-C
6 2 (4.08%) PHP
7 1 (2.04%) C
7 1 (2.04%) Java
7 1 (2.04%) C++
7 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (4.08%) HND
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.04%) Degree
Vendors
1 27 (55.10%) Microsoft
2 19 (38.78%) Oracle
3 1 (2.04%) Google
3 1 (2.04%) Xamarin
3 1 (2.04%) Facebook
3 1 (2.04%) Twitter