The table below looks at the statistics for Azure SQL Database skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Azure SQL Database over the 3 months to 30 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
Rank 142 135 147
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +12
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.034% 0.065% 0.066%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.17% 0.30% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Median daily rate £438 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 West region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
583 664 719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 19.76% 21.47% 23.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 475 503
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £484 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.58% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 13
Median hourly rate £38.75 £22.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.22% -43.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.95 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £39.00 £55.00
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 West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West 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 West

Azure SQL Database
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Azure SQL Database Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Azure SQL Database
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 30 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
Bristol -2 1 £438 -2.77%
Azure SQL Database
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 West region with a requirement for Azure SQL Database.

1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Cocoa
2 1 (50.00%) Objective-C
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (50.00%) Progressive Enhancement
2 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (50.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (50.00%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (50.00%) Cocoa Touch
2 1 (50.00%) Ember.js
2 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (50.00%) iOS Development
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (50.00%) Apple Swift
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) SQLite
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)

Azure SQL Database
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) CouchDB
1 1 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (50.00%) iOS Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (50.00%) Cocoa
1 1 (50.00%) Cocoa Touch
1 1 (50.00%) Ember.js
1 1 (50.00%) Entity Framework
1 1 (50.00%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (50.00%) REST
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) iOS Development
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Progressive Enhancement
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Apple Swift
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) Objective-C
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft