The table below looks at the statistics for Azure SQL Database skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Azure SQL Database over the 3 months to 31 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
Rank 239 248 251
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +3
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 31 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.34% 0.022% 0.011%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.68% 0.11% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 1
Median daily rate £458 £375 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.00% -21.05%
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
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 South East region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
1844 1807 1786
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.23% 19.64% 19.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1185 1117 1007
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.58% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 23 42
Median hourly rate £38.00 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £17.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.20 £40.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £26.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+32.69% -17.46%

Azure SQL Database
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East 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 South East

Azure SQL Database
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Azure SQL Database Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Azure SQL Database
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Azure SQL Database across the South East region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016.

Azure SQL Database Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Azure SQL Database
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure SQL Database within the South East region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey - 13 £470 -
Berkshire +4 10 £450 +20.00%
Hampshire - 7 - -
Kent - 1 £425 -
Azure SQL Database
England

Azure SQL Database
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Azure SQL Database also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Azure SQL Database.

1 42 (100.00%) SQL
1 42 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (64.29%) Microsoft
3 23 (54.76%) DevOps
4 22 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (52.38%) PowerShell
5 20 (47.62%) Configuration Management
5 20 (47.62%) Azure Active Directory
6 18 (42.86%) Active Directory
6 18 (42.86%) VMS
7 17 (40.48%) .NET
7 17 (40.48%) Python
7 17 (40.48%) Use Case
7 17 (40.48%) Puppet
8 16 (38.10%) SCCM
8 16 (38.10%) SCOM
8 16 (38.10%) Git (software)
9 15 (35.71%) Service Management
10 14 (33.33%) Ruby
10 14 (33.33%) Software Deployment
10 14 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (30.95%) Jenkins
11 13 (30.95%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (30.95%) JIRA
11 13 (30.95%) SQL Server
11 13 (30.95%) Power BI
12 12 (28.57%) Dell
12 12 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (28.57%) Splunk
13 11 (26.19%) OpenStack

Azure SQL Database
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (26.19%) OpenStack
2 4 (9.52%) Apache Spark
3 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (11.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 42 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (47.62%) Azure Active Directory
3 8 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (19.05%) PaaS
4 6 (14.29%) Azure Machine Learning
4 6 (14.29%) IaaS
5 2 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) DNS
1 1 (2.38%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (30.95%) Power BI
1 13 (30.95%) SQL Server
2 8 (19.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 8 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (19.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (16.67%) NoSQL
4 6 (14.29%) HDInsight
5 5 (11.90%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (7.14%) Big Data
7 1 (2.38%) Apache Hive
7 1 (2.38%) Hadoop
7 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (38.10%) Git (software)
2 13 (30.95%) Jenkins
2 13 (30.95%) JIRA
3 11 (26.19%) Ant
3 11 (26.19%) Hudson
3 11 (26.19%) Maven
3 11 (26.19%) Subversion
4 9 (21.43%) Visual Studio
5 3 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (7.14%) Automotive
2 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (40.48%) DevOps Engineer
2 15 (35.71%) Azure Engineer
3 11 (26.19%) Developer
4 6 (14.29%) Field Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) Azure Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Cloud Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) Consultant
6 4 (9.52%) Development Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Azure SQL DBA
7 3 (7.14%) DBA
7 3 (7.14%) Development Consultant
7 3 (7.14%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) SQL DBA
8 2 (4.76%) .NET Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Azure Architect
8 2 (4.76%) C# Developer
8 2 (4.76%) DevOps Specialist
8 2 (4.76%) Full Stack Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (4.76%) PowerShell Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (40.48%) .NET
2 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET
2 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (7.14%) HTML
4 2 (4.76%) AngularJS
4 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (4.76%) HTML5
4 2 (4.76%) JSON
4 2 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (4.76%) WCF
5 1 (2.38%) CSS
5 1 (2.38%) jQuery
5 1 (2.38%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 14 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.76%) Public Cloud
3 2 (4.76%) Replication
3 2 (4.76%) Statistics
4 1 (2.38%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 18 (42.86%) VMS
2 5 (11.90%) Windows
3 3 (7.14%) Linux
4 2 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (54.76%) DevOps
2 22 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (47.62%) Configuration Management
4 17 (40.48%) Use Case
5 15 (35.71%) Service Management
6 14 (33.33%) Software Deployment
7 13 (30.95%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (26.19%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (21.43%) High Availability
10 8 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (14.29%) Machine Learning
12 5 (11.90%) Customer Engagement
12 5 (11.90%) MVC
12 5 (11.90%) Scrum
13 4 (9.52%) Analytics
14 3 (7.14%) Data Analytics
14 3 (7.14%) Kanban
14 3 (7.14%) Performance Management
14 3 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
14 3 (7.14%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (100.00%) SQL
2 22 (52.38%) PowerShell
3 17 (40.48%) Python
4 14 (33.33%) Ruby
5 10 (23.81%) T-SQL
6 9 (21.43%) C#
7 6 (14.29%) R
8 4 (9.52%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (16.67%) MCSE
3 3 (7.14%) Degree
3 3 (7.14%) MCITP
3 3 (7.14%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 18 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 11 (26.19%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (40.48%) Puppet
2 16 (38.10%) SCCM
2 16 (38.10%) SCOM
3 11 (26.19%) Ansible
3 11 (26.19%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 27 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 12 (28.57%) Dell
2 12 (28.57%) Splunk
3 3 (7.14%) AppDynamics
3 3 (7.14%) Dynatrace
3 3 (7.14%) New Relic
4 2 (4.76%) Barracuda Networks