The table below looks at the statistics for Azure SQL Database skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Azure SQL Database over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
Rank 600 569 546
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -23
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 9 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.024% 0.015%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.073% 0.11% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 6
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£375 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £375 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £470 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
12349 11889 10269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.09% 21.78% 21.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8042 7549 6168
Average daily rate £400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £265 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 198 214
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.50 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.55 £55.00 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%

Azure SQL Database
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Azure SQL Database within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Azure SQL Database Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Azure SQL Database
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database within the UK.

Azure SQL Database Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Azure SQL Database
Top 11 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2015. 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -31 6 £375 -3.22% 8
London +7 2 £400 - 4
Berkshire - 2 £375 - 1
South East - 2 £375 - 1
South Wales - 2 - -
Cardiff - 2 - -
Wales - 2 - -
South West +5 1 £325 -13.33%
Gloucestershire - 1 £325 -
North West - 1 £425 - 1
Manchester - 1 £425 -

Azure SQL Database
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (94.44%) SQL
3 14 (77.78%) .NET
4 10 (55.56%) C#
5 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
6 6 (33.33%) CRM
6 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 5 (27.78%) SharePoint
8 4 (22.22%) Web Services
8 4 (22.22%) ITIL
8 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET
8 4 (22.22%) CSS
8 4 (22.22%) HTML
8 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
8 4 (22.22%) MVC
8 4 (22.22%) Scrum
8 4 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
9 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (16.67%) .NET Framework
9 3 (16.67%) WPF
9 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (16.67%) T-SQL
9 3 (16.67%) Oracle
9 3 (16.67%) Windows
9 3 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (11.11%) Data Modelling
10 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP

Azure SQL Database
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 5 (27.78%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) Facebook Platform
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.56%) Office 365
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (11.11%) OLAP
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.56%) CouchDB
4 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
4 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
4 1 (5.56%) MySQL
4 1 (5.56%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (5.56%) QlikView
4 1 (5.56%) SQLite
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (11.11%) Selenium
3 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Applications Support
2 4 (22.22%) .NET Developer
3 3 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 3 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (11.11%) WPF Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Automation Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Software Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Analyst Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Applications Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Support Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Applications Support Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Applications Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (5.56%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (5.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (77.78%) .NET
2 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET
2 4 (22.22%) CSS
2 4 (22.22%) Web Services
2 4 (22.22%) HTML
3 3 (16.67%) WPF
3 3 (16.67%) .NET Framework
4 2 (11.11%) ActiveX
4 2 (11.11%) X-Windows
4 2 (11.11%) jQuery
4 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (11.11%) HTML5
4 2 (11.11%) Entity Framework
4 2 (11.11%) WCF
4 2 (11.11%) LESS
4 2 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
5 1 (5.56%) REST
5 1 (5.56%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Replication
2 1 (5.56%) Mathematics
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) CRM
2 4 (22.22%) MVC
2 4 (22.22%) Scrum
2 4 (22.22%) ITIL
3 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 2 (11.11%) Service Management
4 2 (11.11%) Data Modelling
4 2 (11.11%) Automation Testing
5 1 (5.56%) iOS Development
5 1 (5.56%) Migration
5 1 (5.56%) TDD
5 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.56%) Progressive Enhancement
5 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.56%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 17 (94.44%) SQL
2 10 (55.56%) C#
3 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 3 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 2 (11.11%) VB
5 2 (11.11%) Objective-C
6 1 (5.56%) TypeScript
6 1 (5.56%) Apple Swift
6 1 (5.56%) PHP
6 1 (5.56%) C++
6 1 (5.56%) Java
6 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) HND
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (11.11%) Twitter
4 1 (5.56%) Xamarin
4 1 (5.56%) Cognos
4 1 (5.56%) Google
4 1 (5.56%) Facebook
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Rate: £325 - £350 per day + competitive
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Rate: £400 - £525 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Berkshire
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
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