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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
Rank 605 586 570
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -16
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 15 25 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.046% 0.018%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.12% 0.21% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 7
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£388 £400 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +100.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £374 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £430 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £188
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +100.00%
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
12658 11687 11165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.26% 21.38% 21.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 8266 7232 6823
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 185 218
Average hourly rate £28.50 £28.99 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.69% -3.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.27 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.31 £67.00 £51.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Azure SQL Database within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Azure SQL Database Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Azure SQL Database
Top 20 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 31 July 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 -36 14 £400 - 6
London -14 8 £375 -6.25% 2
City of London -11 2 £438 +9.37%
South West -11 1 £450 +20.00%
West Midlands - 1 £400 -
East of England - 1 £400 -
Wales - 1 £300 -
Swansea - 1 £300 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £400 -
Luton - 1 £400 -
Sheffield - 1 £400 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £400 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £338 -
Merseyside - 1 £305 -
Bristol - 1 £450 -
West Wales - 1 £300 -
Staffordshire - 1 £400 -
Yorkshire - 1 £400 -
East Midlands - 1 £338 -
North West - 1 £305 - 2

Azure SQL Database
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (84.00%) SQL
3 15 (60.00%) .NET
4 13 (52.00%) SQL Server
5 12 (48.00%) C#
6 7 (28.00%) TDD
6 7 (28.00%) JavaScript
6 7 (28.00%) Oracle
6 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
7 6 (24.00%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (24.00%) ASP.NET
7 6 (24.00%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (24.00%) MVC
7 6 (24.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (24.00%) .NET Framework
8 5 (20.00%) MDX
8 5 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (20.00%) Oracle Database
8 5 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (20.00%) T-SQL
8 5 (20.00%) SharePoint
8 5 (20.00%) Web Services
8 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
8 5 (20.00%) CRM
9 4 (16.00%) Cognos
9 4 (16.00%) ETL
9 4 (16.00%) ITIL
9 4 (16.00%) Windows
9 4 (16.00%) Scrum

Azure SQL Database
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.00%) Office 365
2 1 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.00%) SAN
1 1 (4.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (52.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (24.00%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (24.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (20.00%) Oracle Database
4 4 (16.00%) QlikView
5 3 (12.00%) SQLite
5 3 (12.00%) MySQL
5 3 (12.00%) CouchDB
5 3 (12.00%) MongoDB
6 2 (8.00%) OLAP
7 1 (4.00%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
7 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.00%) Moq
2 1 (4.00%) NUnit
Job Titles
1 17 (68.00%) Developer
2 8 (32.00%) .NET Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Applications Support
3 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 3 (12.00%) iOS Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Business Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Junior
5 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) C# Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Analyst Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Junior Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Applications Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Support Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Applications Support Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Junior .NET Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Applications Manager
5 2 (8.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Mid-Level .NET Developer
6 1 (4.00%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (60.00%) .NET
2 6 (24.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (24.00%) .NET Framework
3 5 (20.00%) MDX
3 5 (20.00%) Web Services
4 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (16.00%) Entity Framework
5 3 (12.00%) REST
5 3 (12.00%) HTML
5 3 (12.00%) SOAP
5 3 (12.00%) AngularJS
5 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (8.00%) CSS
7 1 (4.00%) XML
7 1 (4.00%) ActiveX
7 1 (4.00%) X-Windows
7 1 (4.00%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (4.00%) LESS
7 1 (4.00%) WCF
7 1 (4.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) TDD
2 6 (24.00%) MVC
2 6 (24.00%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (20.00%) CRM
4 4 (16.00%) ITIL
4 4 (16.00%) Scrum
4 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (16.00%) ETL
5 3 (12.00%) API Integration
5 3 (12.00%) iOS Development
5 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (12.00%) Progressive Enhancement
5 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (12.00%) Unit Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
6 2 (8.00%) Service Management
6 2 (8.00%) Data Modelling
7 1 (4.00%) OOD
7 1 (4.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 21 (84.00%) SQL
2 12 (48.00%) C#
3 7 (28.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (20.00%) T-SQL
5 3 (12.00%) Objective-C
5 3 (12.00%) Apple Swift
6 1 (4.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (4.00%) TypeScript
6 1 (4.00%) VB
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Oracle
1 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.00%) Cognos
3 1 (4.00%) Sitecore
3 1 (4.00%) Twitter