The table below looks at the statistics for Azure SQL Database skills in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
Rank 397 415 375
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -40
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 6 2 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.026% 0.008% 0.062%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.12% 0.036% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 5
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£363 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £378 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £398 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Azure SQL Database
England

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 London region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
5097 5513 4760
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.40% 23.17% 22.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3705 3860 3323
Average daily rate £425 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £315 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £576
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 33 48
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.39% +19.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £18.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £57.50 £48.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.94%

Azure SQL Database
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Azure SQL Database across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Azure SQL Database Jobs Demand Trend in London

Azure SQL Database
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database across the London region.

Azure SQL Database Daily Rate Trend in London

Azure SQL Database
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
City of London +9 4 £363 -9.37% 2
Mayfair - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Azure SQL Database
England

Azure SQL Database
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 41 (100.00%) SQL
1 41 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (87.80%) .NET
2 36 (87.80%) MVC
3 35 (85.37%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (82.93%) PaaS
5 31 (75.61%) Microsoft
6 28 (68.29%) Scrum
7 25 (60.98%) SQL Server 2008
7 25 (60.98%) SQL Server
8 24 (58.54%) PL/SQL
8 24 (58.54%) Oracle
8 24 (58.54%) .NET Framework
8 24 (58.54%) WCF
8 24 (58.54%) Team Foundation Server
8 24 (58.54%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 24 (58.54%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 23 (56.10%) MS Excel
10 11 (26.83%) TDD
10 11 (26.83%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (26.83%) ASP.NET
11 9 (21.95%) C#
12 8 (19.51%) HTTP
12 8 (19.51%) CQRS
13 7 (17.07%) iOS Development
13 7 (17.07%) REST
13 7 (17.07%) Apple iOS
13 7 (17.07%) Enterprise Architecture
13 7 (17.07%) Multithreading
14 4 (9.76%) HTML

Azure SQL Database
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 (7.32%) Umbraco
2 1 (2.44%) Apache
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 23 (56.10%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 41 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (82.93%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.51%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (60.98%) SQL Server 2008
1 25 (60.98%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.32%) SQLite
2 3 (7.32%) MySQL
2 3 (7.32%) CouchDB
2 3 (7.32%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.44%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 24 (58.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (7.32%) SpecFlow
2 3 (7.32%) Visual Studio
2 3 (7.32%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 35 (85.37%) Developer
2 22 (53.66%) .NET Developer
3 17 (41.46%) Senior Developer
3 17 (41.46%) Senior .NET Developer
4 6 (14.63%) C# Developer
5 4 (9.76%) Team Leader
5 4 (9.76%) .NET Team Leader
6 3 (7.32%) iOS Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Consultant
7 2 (4.88%) Umbraco Developer
7 2 (4.88%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (2.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Systems Administrator
8 1 (2.44%) Administrator
8 1 (2.44%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (87.80%) .NET
2 24 (58.54%) .NET Framework
2 24 (58.54%) WCF
2 24 (58.54%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 24 (58.54%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 11 (26.83%) ASP.NET MVC
3 11 (26.83%) ASP.NET
4 7 (17.07%) REST
5 4 (9.76%) HTML
5 4 (9.76%) CSS
6 3 (7.32%) SOAP
6 3 (7.32%) Web Services
7 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (4.88%) AngularJS
8 1 (2.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (2.44%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (2.44%) AppFabric
8 1 (2.44%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.07%) Apple iOS
2 4 (9.76%) Windows
3 1 (2.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (87.80%) MVC
2 35 (85.37%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (68.29%) Scrum
4 11 (26.83%) TDD
5 8 (19.51%) CQRS
6 7 (17.07%) iOS Development
6 7 (17.07%) Multithreading
6 7 (17.07%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (7.32%) Unit Testing
7 3 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (7.32%) Software Engineering
7 3 (7.32%) Workflow
7 3 (7.32%) Test Automation
7 3 (7.32%) Progressive Enhancement
7 3 (7.32%) High Availability
8 1 (2.44%) BDD
8 1 (2.44%) OO
Programming Languages
1 41 (100.00%) SQL
2 24 (58.54%) PL/SQL
3 9 (21.95%) C#
4 3 (7.32%) Objective-C
5 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.44%) PHP
Vendors
1 31 (75.61%) Microsoft
2 24 (58.54%) Oracle
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