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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
Rank - - 126
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - - 0.075%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category - - 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
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
717 556 652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.95% 23.57% 24.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 481 375 425
Average daily rate £375 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 27 18
Average hourly rate £38.25 £30.90 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.78% -18.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £19.30 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £33.84 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.94%

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
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Azure SQL Database
England

Azure SQL Database
Top 22 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) Workflow
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Web Development
3 1 (33.33%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) WF
3 1 (33.33%) Apache Cordova
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) HTML

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
1 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
1 1 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Apache Cordova
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) WF
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) C#