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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Azure SQL Database over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
Rank 572 627 603
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -24
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 71 9 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.016% 0.034%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.61% 0.068% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 8 12
Median daily rate £465 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - -

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
11722 13176 11789
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.83% 23.52% 22.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 7931 8606 7362
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 191 198
Median hourly rate £31.59 £27.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.85% -3.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.81 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.45 £52.17 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.27 £26.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+20.26% -13.33%

Azure SQL Database
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs 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 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 29 June 2016.

Azure SQL Database Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Azure SQL Database
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure SQL Database within the UK over the 3 months to 29 June 2016. 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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statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +53 68 £465 +24.00% 23
South East +26 30 £465 +24.00% 5
London +26 27 £500 +33.33% 10
Surrey - 15 £465 - 3
City of London +56 10 £500 +33.33% 4
West Midlands - 8 £375 - 1
Coventry - 8 £375 -
Berkshire +5 7 £525 +40.00%
Southampton - 7 - -
Hampshire - 7 - -
Egham - 5 £470 -
Staines - 4 - - 1
Reading - 4 £450 -
Scotland - 2 £450 -
Reigate - 2 £225 -
Edinburgh - 2 £450 -
Bristol +7 1 £438 -2.77%
South West -3 1 £438 +12.90%
East of England - 1 - - 1
Channel Islands - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
Kent - 1 £425 - 2
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Watford - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £325 -
Jersey - 1 - -
Epsom - 1 - -
Enfield - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 £310 -

Azure SQL Database
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, 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 with a requirement for Azure SQL Database.

1 129 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 127 (98.45%) SQL
3 77 (59.69%) Microsoft
4 64 (49.61%) Agile Software Development
5 59 (45.74%) SQL Server
6 57 (44.19%) .NET
7 51 (39.53%) Git (software)
8 46 (35.66%) PowerShell
8 46 (35.66%) DevOps
9 39 (30.23%) SCOM
9 39 (30.23%) Configuration Management
10 37 (28.68%) Active Directory
11 36 (27.91%) Puppet
12 32 (24.81%) Continuous Integration
13 31 (24.03%) Azure Active Directory
14 30 (23.26%) Opscode Chef
15 29 (22.48%) Business Intelligence
16 28 (21.71%) IaaS
17 27 (20.93%) C#
18 26 (20.16%) SCCM
19 25 (19.38%) Python
19 25 (19.38%) VMS
20 24 (18.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 22 (17.05%) SharePoint
21 22 (17.05%) Data Warehouse
21 22 (17.05%) MS Excel
21 22 (17.05%) MVC
22 21 (16.28%) Scrum
22 21 (16.28%) Subversion
22 21 (16.28%) Ruby

Azure SQL Database
Top Related IT Skills 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 22 (17.05%) SharePoint
2 18 (13.95%) OpenStack
3 11 (8.53%) NServiceBus
4 4 (3.10%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.55%) IIS
5 2 (1.55%) SAS
5 2 (1.55%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.78%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 22 (17.05%) MS Excel
2 10 (7.75%) MS Office
3 9 (6.98%) MS Visio
4 8 (6.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (6.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (6.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.55%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 129 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (24.03%) Azure Active Directory
3 28 (21.71%) IaaS
4 19 (14.73%) PaaS
5 14 (10.85%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (10.85%) Office 365
6 10 (7.75%) TestFlight
7 7 (5.43%) Azure Machine Learning
8 6 (4.65%) GitHub
9 4 (3.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.53%) Network Security
2 1 (0.78%) AMQP
2 1 (0.78%) DNS
2 1 (0.78%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (45.74%) SQL Server
2 24 (18.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 22 (17.05%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (13.95%) Power BI
4 18 (13.95%) SQL Server 2014
5 17 (13.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (11.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (10.85%) MongoDB
8 13 (10.08%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (7.75%) CouchDB
9 10 (7.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 10 (7.75%) MySQL
9 10 (7.75%) SQLite
10 9 (6.98%) MS Access
11 8 (6.20%) HDInsight
11 8 (6.20%) NoSQL
12 7 (5.43%) SQL Server 2005
13 6 (4.65%) Data Mining
14 5 (3.88%) Big Data
14 5 (3.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 51 (39.53%) Git (software)
2 21 (16.28%) Subversion
3 19 (14.73%) Jenkins
3 19 (14.73%) JIRA
4 18 (13.95%) Visual Studio
5 17 (13.18%) Ant
5 17 (13.18%) Hudson
5 17 (13.18%) Maven
5 17 (13.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (6.98%) FxCop
6 9 (6.98%) Octopus Deploy
6 9 (6.98%) StyleCop
7 5 (3.88%) SpecFlow
8 3 (2.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.78%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.78%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.78%) NUnit
9 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 8 (6.20%) Finance
2 3 (2.33%) Automotive
3 2 (1.55%) Banking
3 2 (1.55%) Legal
3 2 (1.55%) Retail
4 1 (0.78%) Games
4 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (37.21%) Developer
2 33 (25.58%) DevOps Engineer
3 31 (24.03%) Azure DevOps
4 27 (20.93%) Azure Engineer
5 14 (10.85%) Consultant
6 13 (10.08%) Full Stack Developer
7 12 (9.30%) C# Developer
7 12 (9.30%) Cloud Engineer
8 11 (8.53%) .NET Developer
8 11 (8.53%) Architect
9 10 (7.75%) DBA
9 10 (7.75%) iOS Developer
9 10 (7.75%) PowerShell Engineer
9 10 (7.75%) SQL DBA
10 9 (6.98%) Azure Architect
10 9 (6.98%) Azure Consultant
10 9 (6.98%) Azure Developer
10 9 (6.98%) Senior Developer
10 9 (6.98%) Senior iOS Developer
11 7 (5.43%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (44.19%) .NET
2 19 (14.73%) ASP.NET
3 16 (12.40%) ASP.NET Web API
4 15 (11.63%) AngularJS
4 15 (11.63%) ASP.NET MVC
5 11 (8.53%) Web Services
6 10 (7.75%) HTML
6 10 (7.75%) React
6 10 (7.75%) REST
6 10 (7.75%) SOAP
7 9 (6.98%) Cocoa
7 9 (6.98%) Cocoa Touch
8 8 (6.20%) WCF
9 6 (4.65%) HTML5
10 5 (3.88%) CSS
10 5 (3.88%) Reactive Extensions
10 5 (3.88%) SignalR
11 4 (3.10%) MDX
12 3 (2.33%) KnockoutJS
12 3 (2.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.28%) Enterprise Software
2 13 (10.08%) Mobile App
3 12 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.43%) Computer Science
5 6 (4.65%) Blog
5 6 (4.65%) Clustering
6 4 (3.10%) Visualisation
7 3 (2.33%) Data Centre
7 3 (2.33%) NHS
8 2 (1.55%) Minimum Viable Product
8 2 (1.55%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.55%) Replication
8 2 (1.55%) Statistics
8 2 (1.55%) User Experience
9 1 (0.78%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.78%) Fintech
9 1 (0.78%) Neural Network
9 1 (0.78%) Online Games
9 1 (0.78%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 25 (19.38%) VMS
2 20 (15.50%) Windows
3 12 (9.30%) Windows Server
4 10 (7.75%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (49.61%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (35.66%) DevOps
3 39 (30.23%) Configuration Management
4 32 (24.81%) Continuous Integration
5 29 (22.48%) Business Intelligence
6 22 (17.05%) MVC
7 21 (16.28%) Scrum
7 21 (16.28%) Software Deployment
7 21 (16.28%) Use Case
8 19 (14.73%) Service Management
9 18 (13.95%) High Availability
9 18 (13.95%) TDD
10 12 (9.30%) Analytics
10 12 (9.30%) ETL
10 12 (9.30%) Performance Tuning
11 11 (8.53%) BDD
11 11 (8.53%) Unit Testing
12 10 (7.75%) Progressive Enhancement
12 10 (7.75%) Software Engineering
12 10 (7.75%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 127 (98.45%) SQL
2 46 (35.66%) PowerShell
3 27 (20.93%) C#
4 25 (19.38%) Python
5 21 (16.28%) Ruby
6 20 (15.50%) JavaScript
7 19 (14.73%) T-SQL
8 10 (7.75%) Apple Swift
8 10 (7.75%) Objective-C
9 7 (5.43%) R
10 3 (2.33%) C
11 2 (1.55%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.78%) Java
12 1 (0.78%) PHP
12 1 (0.78%) Scala
12 1 (0.78%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (5.43%) MCSE
3 3 (2.33%) Degree
3 3 (2.33%) MCITP
3 3 (2.33%) MCTS
4 1 (0.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.43%) Disclosure Scotland
1 7 (5.43%) QA
2 2 (1.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 37 (28.68%) Active Directory
2 18 (13.95%) Docker
3 2 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.78%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 39 (30.23%) SCOM
2 36 (27.91%) Puppet
3 30 (23.26%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (20.16%) SCCM
5 19 (14.73%) Ansible
6 6 (4.65%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.78%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 77 (59.69%) Microsoft
2 19 (14.73%) Splunk
3 16 (12.40%) Dell
4 9 (6.98%) SaltStack
5 8 (6.20%) AppDynamics
5 8 (6.20%) Dynatrace
5 8 (6.20%) New Relic
6 2 (1.55%) Barracuda Networks
6 2 (1.55%) Oracle
6 2 (1.55%) SAP
6 2 (1.55%) Tableau
7 1 (0.78%) Cognos
7 1 (0.78%) Mercator
7 1 (0.78%) Trillium
7 1 (0.78%) VMware
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