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 30 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
Rank 248 229 249
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +20
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 2 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.021% 0.10% 0.010%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.12% 0.48% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £463 -
% change year-on-year
-29.72% -
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
1620 1859 1847
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.36% 21.35% 18.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 899 999 888
Average daily rate £360 £370 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £484 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 42 41
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.30 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £38.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £31.56 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+2.99% -1.39%

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 30 September 2014. 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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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 - 2 - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Azure SQL Database
England

Azure SQL Database
Top 24 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) Silverlight
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (33.33%) SaaS
3 1 (33.33%) MVVM
3 1 (33.33%) iPad
3 1 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 1 (33.33%) iOS Development
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (33.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Silverlight Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
1 1 (33.33%) WCF
1 1 (33.33%) Silverlight
1 1 (33.33%) jQuery
1 1 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) MVVM
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) iOS Development
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft