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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Azure SQL Database over the 3 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
Rank 145 - 134
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.030% - 0.066%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.15% - 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£325 - £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £394 £394
% change year-on-year
+20.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
675 473 659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 20.36% 22.12% 21.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 315 387
Average daily rate £375 £350 £329
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 36
Average hourly rate £47.50 £25.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.05 £16.10 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £43.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.73 £30.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +2.50%

Azure SQL Database
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Azure SQL Database across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 6 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (100.00%) MVC
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (83.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (83.33%) ASP.NET
3 4 (66.67%) C#
4 3 (50.00%) SQL
4 3 (50.00%) Windows
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 2 (33.33%) AngularJS
5 2 (33.33%) Scrum
5 2 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
5 2 (33.33%) Google Maps API
5 2 (33.33%) GIS
5 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
5 2 (33.33%) HTML
6 1 (16.67%) CSS
6 1 (16.67%) Web Services
6 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
6 1 (16.67%) Workflow
6 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (16.67%) WCF
6 1 (16.67%) WF
6 1 (16.67%) Google
6 1 (16.67%) Web Development

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) .NET Programmer
2 2 (33.33%) Programmer
3 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (83.33%) ASP.NET
3 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 2 (33.33%) AngularJS
4 2 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
4 2 (33.33%) Google Maps API
4 2 (33.33%) HTML
5 1 (16.67%) CSS
5 1 (16.67%) Web Services
5 1 (16.67%) WCF
5 1 (16.67%) WF
5 1 (16.67%) HTML5
5 1 (16.67%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) GIS
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) MVC
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) Workflow
3 1 (16.67%) Web Development
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (66.67%) C#
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Google