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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
Rank 561 592 582
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -10
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 66 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.012% 0.024%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.59% 0.052% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 5 9
Average daily rate £475 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £345 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £415 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £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
11238 11625 11396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.93% 22.93% 22.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 7672 7624 7298
Average daily rate £425 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 160 201
Average hourly rate £33.00 £32.10 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.80% -8.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.33 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.09 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%

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 30 April 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 30 April 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
South East +5 28 £475 +26.66% 3
London +18 25 £500 +25.00% 3
West Midlands - 6 £350 -
Yorkshire - 5 £325 -
South West +9 1 £438 +34.61% 1
Midlands - 1 - -
Azure SQL Database
UK

Azure SQL Database
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

1 113 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 112 (99.12%) SQL
3 69 (61.06%) Microsoft
4 51 (45.13%) .NET
5 43 (38.05%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (34.51%) SQL Server
7 38 (33.63%) Git (software)
8 37 (32.74%) MVC
9 35 (30.97%) SCOM
10 33 (29.20%) DevOps
11 32 (28.32%) AngularJS
11 32 (28.32%) Configuration Management
11 32 (28.32%) C#
12 31 (27.43%) Active Directory
12 31 (27.43%) Subversion
12 31 (27.43%) PowerShell
13 29 (25.66%) Puppet
13 29 (25.66%) Azure Active Directory
14 28 (24.78%) SCCM
14 28 (24.78%) Continuous Integration
14 28 (24.78%) ASP.NET
14 28 (24.78%) Python
15 27 (23.89%) JavaScript
15 27 (23.89%) Business Intelligence
16 26 (23.01%) VMS
16 26 (23.01%) ASP.NET Web API
16 26 (23.01%) Opscode Chef
17 25 (22.12%) Enterprise Software
17 25 (22.12%) ASP.NET MVC
17 25 (22.12%) Ruby

Azure SQL Database
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 23 (20.35%) OpenStack
2 11 (9.73%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.54%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.77%) NServiceBus
4 2 (1.77%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.88%) SAS
Applications
1 18 (15.93%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.08%) MS Office
2 8 (7.08%) MS PowerPoint
2 8 (7.08%) MS Project
2 8 (7.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.88%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 113 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (25.66%) Azure Active Directory
3 15 (13.27%) GitHub
4 11 (9.73%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (8.85%) IaaS
6 8 (7.08%) PaaS
7 6 (5.31%) Azure Machine Learning
8 5 (4.42%) Office 365
9 2 (1.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.77%) Network Security
2 1 (0.88%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (34.51%) SQL Server
2 22 (19.47%) Data Warehouse
2 22 (19.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 19 (16.81%) MongoDB
3 19 (16.81%) SQL Server 2014
4 16 (14.16%) Power BI
5 15 (13.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (11.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (11.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (7.96%) MS Access
8 8 (7.08%) NoSQL
9 7 (6.19%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (5.31%) Data Mining
10 6 (5.31%) HDInsight
10 6 (5.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 6 (5.31%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (2.65%) Big Data
11 3 (2.65%) CouchDB
11 3 (2.65%) MySQL
11 3 (2.65%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 38 (33.63%) Git (software)
2 31 (27.43%) Subversion
3 23 (20.35%) Jenkins
4 22 (19.47%) Ant
4 22 (19.47%) Hudson
4 22 (19.47%) JIRA
4 22 (19.47%) Maven
5 17 (15.04%) SpecFlow
6 6 (5.31%) Visual Studio
7 3 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.77%) FxCop
8 2 (1.77%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (1.77%) StyleCop
9 1 (0.88%) git-flow
9 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 12 (10.62%) Finance
2 3 (2.65%) Automotive
3 2 (1.77%) Legal
4 1 (0.88%) Games
4 1 (0.88%) Retail
4 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 57 (50.44%) Developer
2 25 (22.12%) DevOps Engineer
3 24 (21.24%) C# Developer
4 23 (20.35%) Azure Engineer
5 19 (16.81%) Full Stack Developer
5 19 (16.81%) JavaScript Developer
6 17 (15.04%) Azure Developer
7 16 (14.16%) .NET Developer
8 13 (11.50%) ASP.NET Developer
8 13 (11.50%) C# .NET Developer
8 13 (11.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 13 (11.50%) Cloud Engineer
9 9 (7.96%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 9 (7.96%) DBA
9 9 (7.96%) SQL DBA
10 7 (6.19%) Angular Developer
10 7 (6.19%) Architect
10 7 (6.19%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 7 (6.19%) Consultant
11 6 (5.31%) PowerShell Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (45.13%) .NET
2 32 (28.32%) AngularJS
3 28 (24.78%) ASP.NET
4 26 (23.01%) ASP.NET Web API
5 25 (22.12%) ASP.NET MVC
6 22 (19.47%) React
7 17 (15.04%) Reactive Extensions
7 17 (15.04%) SignalR
8 10 (8.85%) HTML
9 7 (6.19%) CSS
9 7 (6.19%) LESS
9 7 (6.19%) Sass
10 6 (5.31%) MDX
11 5 (4.42%) WCF
12 3 (2.65%) HTML5
12 3 (2.65%) REST
12 3 (2.65%) SOAP
12 3 (2.65%) Web Services
13 2 (1.77%) Cocoa Touch
13 2 (1.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 25 (22.12%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (13.27%) Blog
3 9 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (7.08%) Computer Science
5 7 (6.19%) User Experience
6 6 (5.31%) Clustering
7 4 (3.54%) Fintech
7 4 (3.54%) Mobile App
8 3 (2.65%) NHS
8 3 (2.65%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.77%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.77%) Statistics
10 1 (0.88%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.88%) Minimum Viable Product
10 1 (0.88%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 26 (23.01%) VMS
2 10 (8.85%) Windows
3 5 (4.42%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.65%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.65%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (38.05%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (32.74%) MVC
3 33 (29.20%) DevOps
4 32 (28.32%) Configuration Management
5 28 (24.78%) Continuous Integration
6 27 (23.89%) Business Intelligence
7 24 (21.24%) Software Deployment
8 22 (19.47%) BDD
8 22 (19.47%) Service Management
8 22 (19.47%) Use Case
9 21 (18.58%) Complex Event Processing
10 17 (15.04%) TDD
11 14 (12.39%) ETL
12 13 (11.50%) CQRS
13 11 (9.73%) Analytics
13 11 (9.73%) High Availability
13 11 (9.73%) MVVM
13 11 (9.73%) OO
14 10 (8.85%) Performance Tuning
15 7 (6.19%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 112 (99.12%) SQL
2 32 (28.32%) C#
3 31 (27.43%) PowerShell
4 28 (24.78%) Python
5 27 (23.89%) JavaScript
6 25 (22.12%) Ruby
7 15 (13.27%) T-SQL
8 6 (5.31%) R
9 3 (2.65%) Apple Swift
9 3 (2.65%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.77%) Java
10 2 (1.77%) PHP
11 1 (0.88%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 13 (11.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (7.08%) MCSE
3 3 (2.65%) Degree
3 3 (2.65%) MCITP
3 3 (2.65%) MCTS
4 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.19%) QA
2 5 (4.42%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.88%) Data Quality
System Software
1 31 (27.43%) Active Directory
2 23 (20.35%) Docker
3 1 (0.88%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 35 (30.97%) SCOM
2 29 (25.66%) Puppet
3 28 (24.78%) SCCM
4 26 (23.01%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (21.24%) Ansible
6 6 (5.31%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.88%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 69 (61.06%) Microsoft
2 23 (20.35%) Splunk
3 19 (16.81%) Dell
4 3 (2.65%) Cognos
4 3 (2.65%) Oracle
5 2 (1.77%) SaltStack
6 1 (0.88%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.88%) Dynatrace
6 1 (0.88%) New Relic
6 1 (0.88%) SAP
6 1 (0.88%) Tableau
6 1 (0.88%) Trillium
6 1 (0.88%) VMware
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