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 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
Rank 396 390 349
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -41
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 2 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.009% 0.014% 0.072%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.042% 0.061% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 6
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £380 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £400 £525
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
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
4818 4898 4519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.81% 22.73% 23.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3433 3378 3122
Average daily rate £450 £435 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 32 42
Average hourly rate £20.00 £28.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.43% +4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £18.00 £18.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £104.75 £49.60
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 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 30 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
City of London +12 1 £375 -6.25% 1
Mayfair - - - -
Azure SQL Database
England

Azure SQL Database
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 29 (100.00%) SQL
1 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (86.21%) .NET
3 24 (82.76%) MVC
4 23 (79.31%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (75.86%) Scrum
5 22 (75.86%) PaaS
6 20 (68.97%) Microsoft
6 20 (68.97%) SQL Server
6 20 (68.97%) SQL Server 2008
7 19 (65.52%) Team Foundation Server
8 18 (62.07%) .NET Framework
8 18 (62.07%) WCF
8 18 (62.07%) PL/SQL
8 18 (62.07%) Oracle
8 18 (62.07%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 18 (62.07%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 12 (41.38%) MS Excel
10 7 (24.14%) Apple iOS
10 7 (24.14%) iOS Development
11 6 (20.69%) REST
12 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET
12 5 (17.24%) TDD
12 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET MVC
13 4 (13.79%) CSS
13 4 (13.79%) C#
13 4 (13.79%) HTML
14 3 (10.34%) MySQL
14 3 (10.34%) SOAP
14 3 (10.34%) Web Services

Azure SQL Database
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (10.34%) Umbraco
2 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.45%) Apache
Applications
1 12 (41.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (75.86%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) HTTP
2 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (68.97%) SQL Server
1 20 (68.97%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (10.34%) MySQL
2 3 (10.34%) SQLite
2 3 (10.34%) MongoDB
2 3 (10.34%) CouchDB
3 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.45%) OLAP
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (65.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (10.34%) Visual Studio
2 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.34%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (75.86%) Developer
2 16 (55.17%) .NET Developer
3 12 (41.38%) Senior .NET Developer
3 12 (41.38%) Senior Developer
4 4 (13.79%) .NET Team Leader
4 4 (13.79%) Team Leader
5 3 (10.34%) iOS Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Umbraco Developer
6 2 (6.90%) C# Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Administrator
7 1 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.45%) Senior C# Developer
7 1 (3.45%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (86.21%) .NET
2 18 (62.07%) .NET Framework
2 18 (62.07%) WCF
2 18 (62.07%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 18 (62.07%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 6 (20.69%) REST
4 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET
4 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (13.79%) CSS
5 4 (13.79%) HTML
6 3 (10.34%) SOAP
6 3 (10.34%) Web Services
7 2 (6.90%) AngularJS
8 1 (3.45%) X-Windows
8 1 (3.45%) ActiveX
8 1 (3.45%) RESTful
8 1 (3.45%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) User Experience
2 1 (3.45%) Replication
2 1 (3.45%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Apple iOS
2 3 (10.34%) Windows
3 1 (3.45%) Linux
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (82.76%) MVC
2 23 (79.31%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (75.86%) Scrum
4 7 (24.14%) iOS Development
5 5 (17.24%) TDD
6 3 (10.34%) Software Engineering
6 3 (10.34%) Workflow
6 3 (10.34%) Test Automation
6 3 (10.34%) Unit Testing
6 3 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (10.34%) High Availability
6 3 (10.34%) Progressive Enhancement
7 2 (6.90%) CQRS
8 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (3.45%) CRM
8 1 (3.45%) Data Modelling
8 1 (3.45%) OO
8 1 (3.45%) Multithreading
8 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (3.45%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 29 (100.00%) SQL
2 18 (62.07%) PL/SQL
3 4 (13.79%) C#
4 3 (10.34%) Objective-C
5 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.45%) VB
5 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) Degree
Vendors
1 20 (68.97%) Microsoft
2 18 (62.07%) Oracle