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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
England / South West
Rank - 143 -
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - 0.033% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category - 0.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £275 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 - -

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
552 698 706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.39% 23.33% 22.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 543 496
Median daily rate £393 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £305 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 20
Median hourly rate £40.00 £43.50 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.04% +39.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £12.20 £22.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £43.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £26.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+43.39% -18.46%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 8 (100.00%) SQL
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (50.00%) Scrum
2 4 (50.00%) Cocoa
2 4 (50.00%) Objective-C
2 4 (50.00%) MySQL
2 4 (50.00%) SOAP
2 4 (50.00%) Web Services
2 4 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) TDD
2 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (50.00%) SQLite
2 4 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (50.00%) MongoDB
2 4 (50.00%) Progressive Enhancement
2 4 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 4 (50.00%) REST
2 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (50.00%) CouchDB
2 4 (50.00%) Cocoa Touch
2 4 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 4 (50.00%) iOS Development
2 4 (50.00%) Apple Swift
2 4 (50.00%) TestFlight
3 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
3 3 (37.50%) MVVM

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (50.00%) TestFlight
3 3 (37.50%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) CouchDB
1 4 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 4 (50.00%) MySQL
1 4 (50.00%) SQLite
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
2 4 (50.00%) iOS Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Senior Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Senior iOS Developer
3 3 (37.50%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) CMS Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Office 365 Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Office 365 Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) Cocoa
1 4 (50.00%) Cocoa Touch
1 4 (50.00%) REST
1 4 (50.00%) SOAP
1 4 (50.00%) Web Services
2 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 4 (50.00%) iOS Development
1 4 (50.00%) Progressive Enhancement
1 4 (50.00%) Scrum
1 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 4 (50.00%) TDD
1 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (37.50%) MVVM
3 1 (12.50%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) Apple Swift
2 4 (50.00%) Objective-C
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft