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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Azure SQL Database over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
Rank 248 231 208
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -23
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 7 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.076% 0.024% 0.12%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.46% 0.12% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 7
Average daily rate
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£313 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £375 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £380
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -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 South East region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
1536 1678 1455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 16.63% 19.96% 18.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 890 854 812
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 58 34
Average hourly rate £34.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.11% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £13.92 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+24.07% -10.00%

Azure SQL Database
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Azure SQL Database across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 26 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
Surrey 0 3 - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
Azure SQL Database
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 13 (100.00%) SQL
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (84.62%) C#
3 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (61.54%) Scrum
5 7 (53.85%) Selenium
5 7 (53.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (53.85%) Automation Testing
6 6 (46.15%) .NET
7 4 (30.77%) MVC
8 2 (15.38%) HTML
8 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
8 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
8 2 (15.38%) CSS
8 2 (15.38%) HND
8 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (15.38%) HTML5
8 2 (15.38%) WPF
8 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
8 2 (15.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (15.38%) CSS3
9 1 (7.69%) Big Data
9 1 (7.69%) iOS Development
9 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
9 1 (7.69%) Silverlight
9 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
9 1 (7.69%) WCF
9 1 (7.69%) MVVM
9 1 (7.69%) iPad
9 1 (7.69%) SaaS

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Cloud Services
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.69%) SaaS
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (7.69%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Selenium
1 7 (53.85%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Tester
1 7 (53.85%) Automation Tester
2 6 (46.15%) Developer
3 2 (15.38%) WPF Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Business Developer
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Silverlight Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
2 2 (15.38%) CSS
2 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
2 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (15.38%) HTML5
2 2 (15.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (15.38%) CSS3
2 2 (15.38%) WPF
2 2 (15.38%) HTML
3 1 (7.69%) Silverlight
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
3 1 (7.69%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (61.54%) Scrum
3 7 (53.85%) Automation Testing
4 4 (30.77%) MVC
5 1 (7.69%) Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.69%) iOS Development
5 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
5 1 (7.69%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) SQL
2 11 (84.62%) C#
3 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) HND
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft