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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
Rank 551 550 537
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -13
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 39 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.073% 0.027% 0.018%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.36% 0.12% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 2 5
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£425 £394 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.93% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £339 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £449 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £394 £394
% change year-on-year
+20.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Azure SQL Database
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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
10860 11021 10534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.37% 23.00% 21.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 7203 6928 6270
Average daily rate £400 £395 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 220 272
Average hourly rate £31.00 £28.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -13.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £16.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £45.00 £47.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £30.75 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+6.50% +1.65%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014. 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 - 28 £425 - 2
South East -21 6 £350 - 4
East of England -12 4 £600 -
South West - 1 £325 - 2
West Midlands - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
Azure SQL Database
UK

Azure SQL Database
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 64 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 61 (95.31%) SQL
3 53 (82.81%) .NET
3 53 (82.81%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (76.56%) MVC
5 44 (68.75%) Microsoft
6 40 (62.50%) PaaS
7 37 (57.81%) Scrum
8 33 (51.56%) SQL Server
9 29 (45.31%) C#
9 29 (45.31%) Team Foundation Server
10 27 (42.19%) SQL Server 2008
10 27 (42.19%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 26 (40.63%) WCF
11 26 (40.63%) Oracle
11 26 (40.63%) .NET Framework
12 24 (37.50%) PL/SQL
12 24 (37.50%) MS Excel
12 24 (37.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 22 (34.38%) ASP.NET MVC
13 22 (34.38%) ASP.NET
14 17 (26.56%) TDD
15 14 (21.88%) HTTP
16 13 (20.31%) Enterprise Architecture
16 13 (20.31%) Multithreading
17 9 (14.06%) CQRS
18 7 (10.94%) iOS Development
18 7 (10.94%) Windows
18 7 (10.94%) JavaScript
19 6 (9.38%) HTML

Azure SQL Database
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 (4.69%) Umbraco
2 1 (1.56%) Apache
2 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 24 (37.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 64 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (62.50%) PaaS
3 1 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (21.88%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (51.56%) SQL Server
2 27 (42.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (4.69%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.13%) MySQL
5 2 (3.13%) CouchDB
5 2 (3.13%) MongoDB
5 2 (3.13%) Oracle OLAP
5 2 (3.13%) SQLite
5 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (3.13%) OLAP
5 2 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.56%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 29 (45.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (6.25%) Visual Studio
2 4 (6.25%) Selenium
3 3 (4.69%) SpecFlow
4 2 (3.13%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (3.13%) Games
2 1 (1.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 48 (75.00%) Developer
2 25 (39.06%) .NET Developer
3 17 (26.56%) Senior Developer
3 17 (26.56%) Senior .NET Developer
4 13 (20.31%) C# Developer
5 5 (7.81%) Agile C# Developer
6 4 (6.25%) Automation Tester
6 4 (6.25%) Tester
6 4 (6.25%) .NET Team Leader
6 4 (6.25%) Team Leader
7 3 (4.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 3 (4.69%) Business Developer
7 3 (4.69%) Consultant
7 3 (4.69%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (3.13%) iOS Developer
8 2 (3.13%) Umbraco Developer
8 2 (3.13%) Database Developer
8 2 (3.13%) Programmer
8 2 (3.13%) .NET Programmer
8 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (82.81%) .NET
2 27 (42.19%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 26 (40.63%) .NET Framework
3 26 (40.63%) WCF
4 24 (37.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 22 (34.38%) ASP.NET MVC
5 22 (34.38%) ASP.NET
6 6 (9.38%) HTML
6 6 (9.38%) REST
7 5 (7.81%) CSS
8 4 (6.25%) AngularJS
9 3 (4.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 3 (4.69%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (4.69%) Web Services
10 2 (3.13%) SOAP
10 2 (3.13%) Google Maps API
10 2 (3.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 1 (1.56%) Apache Cordova
11 1 (1.56%) KnockoutJS
11 1 (1.56%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.69%) User Experience
2 2 (3.13%) GIS
3 1 (1.56%) iPad
3 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.94%) Windows
2 6 (9.38%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (82.81%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (76.56%) MVC
3 37 (57.81%) Scrum
4 17 (26.56%) TDD
5 13 (20.31%) Enterprise Architecture
5 13 (20.31%) Multithreading
6 9 (14.06%) CQRS
7 7 (10.94%) iOS Development
8 4 (6.25%) Automation Testing
8 4 (6.25%) Workflow
9 3 (4.69%) E-Commerce
9 3 (4.69%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (4.69%) Web Development
9 3 (4.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (4.69%) High Availability
10 2 (3.13%) Progressive Enhancement
10 2 (3.13%) Test Automation
10 2 (3.13%) Software Engineering
10 2 (3.13%) Unit Testing
10 2 (3.13%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 61 (95.31%) SQL
2 29 (45.31%) C#
3 24 (37.50%) PL/SQL
4 7 (10.94%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.13%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.13%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.56%) PHP
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 44 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 26 (40.63%) Oracle
3 1 (1.56%) Google
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