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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
Rank 538 578 562
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -16
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 43 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.093% 0.015% 0.020%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.42% 0.069% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 5 9
Average daily rate £425 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
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
10337 10167 10524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.24% 21.84% 23.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 7050 6703 6479
Average daily rate £425 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 153 211
Average hourly rate £34.50 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.00 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £50.00 £51.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.06%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +13 17 £483 +20.62% 3
South East +16 11 £438 +45.83%
Yorkshire - 9 £325 -
West Midlands - 5 £500 -
South West - 1 £275 - 2
Azure SQL Database
UK

Azure SQL Database
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 127 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 125 (98.43%) SQL
3 84 (66.14%) .NET
4 68 (53.54%) Microsoft
5 59 (46.46%) C#
6 56 (44.09%) MVC
7 51 (40.16%) ASP.NET
8 50 (39.37%) MongoDB
9 49 (38.58%) Git (software)
10 48 (37.80%) AngularJS
11 46 (36.22%) ASP.NET MVC
12 44 (34.65%) Subversion
13 43 (33.86%) JavaScript
14 42 (33.07%) Agile Software Development
15 41 (32.28%) ASP.NET Web API
16 40 (31.50%) SQL Server
17 37 (29.13%) React
17 37 (29.13%) SignalR
17 37 (29.13%) SpecFlow
17 37 (29.13%) Complex Event Processing
17 37 (29.13%) BDD
17 37 (29.13%) Reactive Extensions
18 28 (22.05%) Finance
19 26 (20.47%) PowerShell
19 26 (20.47%) SCOM
20 24 (18.90%) Continuous Integration
20 24 (18.90%) DevOps
21 23 (18.11%) Opscode Chef
21 23 (18.11%) Amazon AWS
21 23 (18.11%) Puppet

Azure SQL Database
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 21 (16.54%) OpenStack
2 10 (7.87%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.57%) NServiceBus
3 2 (1.57%) SAS
4 1 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 16 (12.60%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.30%) MS Office
2 8 (6.30%) MS PowerPoint
2 8 (6.30%) MS Project
2 8 (6.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 127 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (18.11%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (16.54%) Azure Active Directory
3 21 (16.54%) GitHub
4 2 (1.57%) IaaS
4 2 (1.57%) Office 365
5 1 (0.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.57%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (39.37%) MongoDB
2 40 (31.50%) SQL Server
3 16 (12.60%) SQL Server 2014
4 15 (11.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 14 (11.02%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (10.24%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (9.45%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (7.09%) MS Access
8 9 (7.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (5.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (4.72%) Data Mining
11 5 (3.94%) Oracle Database
11 5 (3.94%) QlikView
12 4 (3.15%) SQL Server 2005
13 3 (2.36%) Big Data
13 3 (2.36%) Power BI
14 2 (1.57%) CouchDB
14 2 (1.57%) Datazen
14 2 (1.57%) Relational Database
14 2 (1.57%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 49 (38.58%) Git (software)
2 44 (34.65%) Subversion
3 37 (29.13%) SpecFlow
4 19 (14.96%) Jenkins
5 18 (14.17%) Ant
5 18 (14.17%) Hudson
5 18 (14.17%) JIRA
5 18 (14.17%) Maven
6 4 (3.15%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.57%) FxCop
7 2 (1.57%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (1.57%) StyleCop
7 2 (1.57%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.79%) git-flow
8 1 (0.79%) NCrunch
8 1 (0.79%) ReSharper
General
1 28 (22.05%) Finance
2 5 (3.94%) Games
2 5 (3.94%) Interactive Media
3 2 (1.57%) Retail
4 1 (0.79%) Advertising
4 1 (0.79%) Legal
4 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 82 (64.57%) Developer
2 45 (35.43%) C# Developer
3 36 (28.35%) .NET Developer
4 31 (24.41%) Azure Developer
5 25 (19.69%) ASP.NET Developer
6 24 (18.90%) C# .NET Developer
7 23 (18.11%) JavaScript Developer
8 22 (17.32%) Full Stack Developer
9 21 (16.54%) Azure Engineer
10 20 (15.75%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 19 (14.96%) Cloud Engineer
11 19 (14.96%) DevOps Engineer
12 10 (7.87%) SQL Developer
13 9 (7.09%) Angular Developer
13 9 (7.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 8 (6.30%) Agile Developer
14 8 (6.30%) Architect
14 8 (6.30%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 7 (5.51%) Azure Architect
15 7 (5.51%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (66.14%) .NET
2 51 (40.16%) ASP.NET
3 48 (37.80%) AngularJS
4 46 (36.22%) ASP.NET MVC
5 41 (32.28%) ASP.NET Web API
6 37 (29.13%) React
6 37 (29.13%) Reactive Extensions
6 37 (29.13%) SignalR
7 13 (10.24%) HTML
8 10 (7.87%) CSS
8 10 (7.87%) Web Services
9 8 (6.30%) LESS
9 8 (6.30%) Sass
10 7 (5.51%) REST
10 7 (5.51%) SOAP
10 7 (5.51%) XML
11 6 (4.72%) MDX
12 5 (3.94%) ASP.NET MVC 2
12 5 (3.94%) JSON
12 5 (3.94%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.54%) Blog
1 21 (16.54%) Computer Science
2 19 (14.96%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (9.45%) Fintech
3 12 (9.45%) Hedge funds
4 11 (8.66%) Mathematics
5 8 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (6.30%) User Experience
6 3 (2.36%) Clustering
6 3 (2.36%) NHS
7 2 (1.57%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.79%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.79%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.79%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 21 (16.54%) VMS
2 14 (11.02%) Windows
3 6 (4.72%) Windows Mobile
4 3 (2.36%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (44.09%) MVC
2 42 (33.07%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (29.13%) BDD
3 37 (29.13%) Complex Event Processing
4 24 (18.90%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (18.90%) DevOps
5 23 (18.11%) TDD
6 20 (15.75%) Business Intelligence
7 19 (14.96%) Configuration Management
7 19 (14.96%) Software Deployment
8 16 (12.60%) ETL
8 16 (12.60%) Service Management
9 15 (11.81%) Use Case
10 11 (8.66%) CQRS
11 9 (7.09%) MVVM
11 9 (7.09%) OO
11 9 (7.09%) Unit Testing
12 8 (6.30%) ITIL
13 7 (5.51%) Project Management
13 7 (5.51%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 125 (98.43%) SQL
2 59 (46.46%) C#
3 43 (33.86%) JavaScript
4 26 (20.47%) PowerShell
5 19 (14.96%) Python
5 19 (14.96%) Ruby
6 12 (9.45%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.57%) Apple Swift
7 2 (1.57%) Java
7 2 (1.57%) Objective-C
7 2 (1.57%) PHP
8 1 (0.79%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (8.66%) Degree
2 10 (7.87%) MCSE
2 10 (7.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.45%) QA
2 8 (6.30%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.15%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 21 (16.54%) Active Directory
1 21 (16.54%) Docker
2 1 (0.79%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (20.47%) SCOM
2 23 (18.11%) Opscode Chef
2 23 (18.11%) Puppet
3 22 (17.32%) SCCM
4 21 (16.54%) Ansible
5 3 (2.36%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.79%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 68 (53.54%) Microsoft
2 21 (16.54%) Splunk
3 15 (11.81%) Dell
4 8 (6.30%) Informatica
4 8 (6.30%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (4.72%) Oracle
5 6 (4.72%) Xamarin
6 5 (3.94%) Cognos
7 2 (1.57%) Apple
7 2 (1.57%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.79%) Ab Initio
8 1 (0.79%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.79%) VMware
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