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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
Rank 247 250 233
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -17
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 11 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.042% 0.023%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.63% 0.24% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Average daily rate £438 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
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
1749 1689 1802
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.52% 17.82% 21.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1128 973 910
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 34 63
Average hourly rate £38.05 £30.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.83% +30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £18.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £55.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £32.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+14.06% +14.28%

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 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -1 6 £450 -
Middlesex - 4 £425 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Azure SQL Database
England

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 23 (100.00%) SQL
1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (95.65%) Microsoft
3 21 (91.30%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (86.96%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (82.61%) SCCM
5 19 (82.61%) SCOM
5 19 (82.61%) PowerShell
5 19 (82.61%) Puppet
5 19 (82.61%) Splunk
5 19 (82.61%) OpenStack
5 19 (82.61%) VMS
5 19 (82.61%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (82.61%) Ansible
5 19 (82.61%) Docker
5 19 (82.61%) DevOps
5 19 (82.61%) Azure Active Directory
6 18 (78.26%) Jenkins
6 18 (78.26%) Enterprise Software
6 18 (78.26%) Python
6 18 (78.26%) Ant
6 18 (78.26%) Subversion
6 18 (78.26%) Maven
6 18 (78.26%) Active Directory
6 18 (78.26%) Software Deployment
6 18 (78.26%) Hudson
6 18 (78.26%) Git (software)
6 18 (78.26%) Ruby
6 18 (78.26%) JIRA
7 16 (69.57%) Configuration Management

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 19 (82.61%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (82.61%) Azure Active Directory
3 13 (56.52%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) RDBMS
2 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.35%) Power BI
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (78.26%) Ant
1 18 (78.26%) Git (software)
1 18 (78.26%) Hudson
1 18 (78.26%) Jenkins
1 18 (78.26%) JIRA
1 18 (78.26%) Maven
1 18 (78.26%) Subversion
2 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (69.57%) DevOps Engineer
2 13 (56.52%) Azure Engineer
2 13 (56.52%) Cloud Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Developer
4 2 (8.70%) .NET Developer
4 2 (8.70%) AWS Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) DevOps Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Angular Developer
5 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 1 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (4.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (4.35%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (4.35%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Lead .NET Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Lead C# Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) .NET
2 2 (8.70%) .NET Framework
2 2 (8.70%) AngularJS
2 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
2 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 2 (8.70%) CSS
2 2 (8.70%) Entity Framework
2 2 (8.70%) HTML
2 2 (8.70%) HTML5
2 2 (8.70%) jQuery
2 2 (8.70%) RESTful
2 2 (8.70%) Web Services
3 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (4.35%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 18 (78.26%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (39.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 19 (82.61%) VMS
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (91.30%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (86.96%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (82.61%) DevOps
4 18 (78.26%) Software Deployment
5 16 (69.57%) Configuration Management
5 16 (69.57%) Service Management
6 15 (65.22%) Use Case
7 2 (8.70%) Coaching
7 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (8.70%) MVC
7 2 (8.70%) TDD
7 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Web Development
8 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (4.35%) Data Management
8 1 (4.35%) Dimensional Modelling
8 1 (4.35%) ETL
8 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
8 1 (4.35%) Mobile Development
8 1 (4.35%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (100.00%) SQL
2 19 (82.61%) PowerShell
3 18 (78.26%) Python
3 18 (78.26%) Ruby
4 3 (13.04%) C#
5 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) MCSE
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 19 (82.61%) Docker
2 18 (78.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (82.61%) Ansible
1 19 (82.61%) Opscode Chef
1 19 (82.61%) Puppet
1 19 (82.61%) SCCM
1 19 (82.61%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (95.65%) Microsoft
2 19 (82.61%) Splunk
3 15 (65.22%) Dell
4 2 (8.70%) Apple
5 1 (4.35%) Xamarin