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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
Rank - 165 -
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.024% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category - 0.10% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £305 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £464 £388 £475
% change year-on-year
+19.67% -18.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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 North West region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
877 960 762
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.79% 22.88% 24.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 546 613 430
Median daily rate £375 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £286 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £518 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 22 15
Median hourly rate £26.50 £34.00 £33.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.05% +1.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.09 £33.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £57.75 £67.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.76 £33.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.81% +32.00%

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