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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
Rank 239 263 257
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -6
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 13 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.091% 0.011%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.75% 0.41% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 0
Median daily rate £465 £413 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £464 £400 -
% change year-on-year
+15.93% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
1725 2178 1694
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.70% 22.05% 18.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1060 1305 954
Median daily rate £400 £380 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 42 36
Median hourly rate £40.00 £36.30 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.20% +63.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £17.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.14 £33.55 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+7.71% +34.20%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +15 9 £465 +12.72% 3
Berkshire - 3 £500 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £300 -
Azure SQL Database
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 43 (100.00%) SQL
1 43 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (65.12%) .NET
3 26 (60.47%) Microsoft
3 26 (60.47%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (53.49%) Visual Studio
5 22 (51.16%) DevOps
6 21 (48.84%) PowerShell
7 20 (46.51%) Git (software)
7 20 (46.51%) SQL Server
8 17 (39.53%) PaaS
9 16 (37.21%) IaaS
10 15 (34.88%) Team Foundation Server
10 15 (34.88%) Scrum
11 14 (32.56%) C#
12 13 (30.23%) Kanban
12 13 (30.23%) AppDynamics
12 13 (30.23%) Performance Monitoring
12 13 (30.23%) New Relic
12 13 (30.23%) Application Performance Monitoring
12 13 (30.23%) Server Building
12 13 (30.23%) Dynatrace
13 12 (27.91%) Application Performance Management
13 12 (27.91%) Continuous Delivery
13 12 (27.91%) Performance Management
13 12 (27.91%) Release Management
14 10 (23.26%) Azure Active Directory
14 10 (23.26%) Configuration Management
15 9 (20.93%) Active Directory
16 8 (18.60%) VMS

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 3 (6.98%) Apache Spark
2 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.33%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 43 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (39.53%) PaaS
3 16 (37.21%) IaaS
4 10 (23.26%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (9.30%) Azure Machine Learning
6 3 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (4.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) DNS
1 1 (2.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (46.51%) SQL Server
2 7 (16.28%) Power BI
3 5 (11.63%) HDInsight
3 5 (11.63%) NoSQL
4 4 (9.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (9.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (9.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (6.98%) Big Data
5 3 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (2.33%) Apache Hive
7 1 (2.33%) DocumentDB
7 1 (2.33%) Hadoop
7 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 23 (53.49%) Visual Studio
2 20 (46.51%) Git (software)
3 15 (34.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (9.30%) Selenium
5 3 (6.98%) Jenkins
5 3 (6.98%) JIRA
6 2 (4.65%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.33%) Ant
7 1 (2.33%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.33%) Hudson
7 1 (2.33%) Maven
7 1 (2.33%) Subversion
General
1 1 (2.33%) Automotive
1 1 (2.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (39.53%) DevOps Engineer
2 15 (34.88%) Developer
3 13 (30.23%) Azure DevOps
3 13 (30.23%) Azure Engineer
4 11 (25.58%) Senior DevOps
4 11 (25.58%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) .NET Developer
5 5 (11.63%) C# Developer
6 4 (9.30%) Azure Developer
6 4 (9.30%) PowerShell Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Architect
7 3 (6.98%) Azure Architect
7 3 (6.98%) Azure SQL DBA
7 3 (6.98%) DBA
7 3 (6.98%) Field Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) SQL DBA
8 2 (4.65%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Consultant
8 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (4.65%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (65.12%) .NET
2 5 (11.63%) AngularJS
3 4 (9.30%) .NET Framework
3 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET
3 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (6.98%) HTML
4 3 (6.98%) WCF
5 2 (4.65%) HTML5
5 2 (4.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 1 (2.33%) CSS
6 1 (2.33%) jQuery
6 1 (2.33%) JSON
6 1 (2.33%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (2.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.65%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.65%) Public Cloud
2 2 (4.65%) Replication
2 2 (4.65%) Statistics
3 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.60%) VMS
2 6 (13.95%) Windows
3 3 (6.98%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.65%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (60.47%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (51.16%) DevOps
3 15 (34.88%) Scrum
4 13 (30.23%) Application Performance Monitoring
4 13 (30.23%) Kanban
4 13 (30.23%) Performance Monitoring
4 13 (30.23%) Server Building
5 12 (27.91%) Application Performance Management
5 12 (27.91%) Continuous Delivery
5 12 (27.91%) Performance Management
5 12 (27.91%) Release Management
6 10 (23.26%) Configuration Management
7 7 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (16.28%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (16.28%) Use Case
8 5 (11.63%) High Availability
8 5 (11.63%) MVC
9 4 (9.30%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (9.30%) Machine Learning
9 4 (9.30%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 43 (100.00%) SQL
2 21 (48.84%) PowerShell
3 14 (32.56%) C#
4 6 (13.95%) Python
4 6 (13.95%) T-SQL
5 5 (11.63%) JavaScript
6 4 (9.30%) R
6 4 (9.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.33%) Degree
2 1 (2.33%) MCITP
2 1 (2.33%) MCSE
2 1 (2.33%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 9 (20.93%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.33%) Docker
2 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (16.28%) Puppet
2 6 (13.95%) SCCM
2 6 (13.95%) SCOM
3 1 (2.33%) Ansible
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 26 (60.47%) Microsoft
2 13 (30.23%) AppDynamics
2 13 (30.23%) Dynatrace
2 13 (30.23%) New Relic
3 2 (4.65%) Barracuda Networks
3 2 (4.65%) Dell
3 2 (4.65%) Splunk