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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
Rank 580 578 595
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +17
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 37 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.023% 0.007%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.32% 0.10% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 2 1
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£425 £431 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% -4.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £463 -
% change year-on-year
-29.72% -
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
11739 11833 11959
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.52% 22.46% 20.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 7503 7329 6850
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 202 338
Average hourly rate £32.09 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.96% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.01 £14.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.34 £32.03 £30.70
% change year-on-year
+4.09% +4.32%

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 1 October 2014.

Azure SQL Database Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Azure SQL Database
Top 23 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 1 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +7 37 £425 -1.44% 9
London +41 33 £425 +6.25% 6
City of London - 4 £388 - 3
South East -19 2 - - 1
Surrey - 2 - - 1
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
West Wales - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Enfield - - - - 1
Leatherhead - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Swansea - - - -
Wigan - - - -
Woking - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Essex - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -

Azure SQL Database
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 58 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 55 (94.83%) SQL
3 52 (89.66%) .NET
3 52 (89.66%) MVC
4 47 (81.03%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (75.86%) Microsoft
5 44 (75.86%) PaaS
6 33 (56.90%) SQL Server
7 28 (48.28%) MS Excel
7 28 (48.28%) Scrum
8 27 (46.55%) SQL Server 2008
8 27 (46.55%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 26 (44.83%) ASP.NET MVC
9 26 (44.83%) Team Foundation Server
9 26 (44.83%) .NET Framework
9 26 (44.83%) WCF
9 26 (44.83%) ASP.NET
9 26 (44.83%) Oracle
10 25 (43.10%) C#
11 24 (41.38%) PL/SQL
11 24 (41.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 18 (31.03%) TDD
13 17 (29.31%) HTTP
13 17 (29.31%) Multithreading
14 12 (20.69%) Enterprise Architecture
15 7 (12.07%) Windows
15 7 (12.07%) JavaScript
15 7 (12.07%) CQRS
16 6 (10.34%) HTML
17 5 (8.62%) CSS

Azure SQL Database
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 3 (5.17%) Umbraco
2 1 (1.72%) Apache
2 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 28 (48.28%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 58 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (75.86%) PaaS
3 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (29.31%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (56.90%) SQL Server
2 27 (46.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (5.17%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (3.45%) Oracle OLAP
5 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.45%) OLAP
6 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 26 (44.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (6.90%) Visual Studio
3 3 (5.17%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.72%) Selenium
General
1 2 (3.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 48 (82.76%) Developer
2 25 (43.10%) .NET Developer
3 16 (27.59%) Senior Developer
3 16 (27.59%) C# Developer
3 16 (27.59%) Senior .NET Developer
4 7 (12.07%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (8.62%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (8.62%) Agile C# Developer
6 4 (6.90%) Team Leader
6 4 (6.90%) .NET Team Leader
7 3 (5.17%) Consultant
8 2 (3.45%) Umbraco Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 2 (3.45%) .NET Programmer
8 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Database Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Programmer
8 2 (3.45%) Business Developer
9 1 (1.72%) Tester
9 1 (1.72%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (89.66%) .NET
2 27 (46.55%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 26 (44.83%) ASP.NET MVC
3 26 (44.83%) .NET Framework
3 26 (44.83%) WCF
3 26 (44.83%) ASP.NET
4 24 (41.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 6 (10.34%) HTML
6 5 (8.62%) CSS
7 4 (6.90%) REST
7 4 (6.90%) AngularJS
8 3 (5.17%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (3.45%) Google Maps API
10 1 (1.72%) Web Services
10 1 (1.72%) WF
10 1 (1.72%) Silverlight
10 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
10 1 (1.72%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.17%) User Experience
2 2 (3.45%) GIS
3 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.72%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.07%) Windows
2 4 (6.90%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.72%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (89.66%) MVC
2 47 (81.03%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (48.28%) Scrum
4 18 (31.03%) TDD
5 17 (29.31%) Multithreading
6 12 (20.69%) Enterprise Architecture
7 7 (12.07%) CQRS
8 5 (8.62%) iOS Development
9 4 (6.90%) Workflow
10 3 (5.17%) High Availability
11 2 (3.45%) Risk Management
11 2 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (3.45%) ETL
12 1 (1.72%) OO
12 1 (1.72%) Web Development
12 1 (1.72%) Automation Testing
12 1 (1.72%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 55 (94.83%) SQL
2 25 (43.10%) C#
3 24 (41.38%) PL/SQL
4 7 (12.07%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.45%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.72%) PHP
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 44 (75.86%) Microsoft
2 26 (44.83%) Oracle
3 1 (1.72%) Google
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