The table below looks at the statistics for Azure SQL Database skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Azure SQL Database over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - - -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - -
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 North West region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
798 839 644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.39% 23.04% 21.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 545 369
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £650 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.16% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 17
Median hourly rate £20.50 £19.50 £23.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% -15.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.50 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £23.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+45.65% -28.12%

Azure SQL Database
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Azure SQL Database as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Azure SQL Database Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Azure SQL Database
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Azure SQL Database Daily Rate Trend in the North West