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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
Rank 604 630 595
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -35
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 57 32 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.055% 0.052%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.46% 0.24% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 21 23
Median daily rate £475 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £464 £388 £475
% change year-on-year
+19.67% -18.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
12348 13612 12182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.65% 23.29% 21.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 8177 8894 7488
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 211 218 204
Median hourly rate £29.70 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.99% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.18 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £52.17 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.76 £33.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.81% +32.00%

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 24 August 2016.

Azure SQL Database Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Azure SQL Database
Top 28 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 24 August 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
(Click see detailed
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 +25 53 £475 +18.75% 23
London +12 24 £513 +26.54% 4
City of London +45 16 £513 +2.50% 3
South East +24 13 £470 +3.01% 4
Surrey +11 10 £465 -7.00% 3
West Midlands -27 7 £375 -6.25% 3
Coventry - 5 £325 -
Egham - 5 £465 -
Bristol - 4 £550 - 1
South West - 4 £550 - 2
Berkshire - 3 £500 - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £325 - 1
East of England +13 2 £413 +3.12% 1
South Yorkshire - 2 £325 -
Norwich - 2 £413 -
Sheffield - 2 £325 -
Jersey - 2 £463 -
Norfolk - 2 £413 -
Edinburgh - 2 £450 -
Scotland - 2 £450 - 1
Channel Islands - 2 £463 -
Staines -4 1 £465 -
Bracknell - 1 £375 -
Reading - 1 £600 - 1
Croydon - 1 £310 -
Leeds - 1 £350 - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £350 - 1
Birmingham - 1 £500 - 3

Azure SQL Database
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 124 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 120 (96.77%) SQL
3 66 (53.23%) Agile Software Development
4 63 (50.81%) Microsoft
5 61 (49.19%) .NET
6 55 (44.35%) Git (software)
7 53 (42.74%) SQL Server
8 44 (35.48%) PowerShell
9 42 (33.87%) DevOps
10 34 (27.42%) Scrum
11 33 (26.61%) IaaS
12 31 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
12 31 (25.00%) Configuration Management
13 30 (24.19%) C#
14 29 (23.39%) Active Directory
15 28 (22.58%) Puppet
16 27 (21.77%) SCOM
17 25 (20.16%) Azure Active Directory
17 25 (20.16%) PaaS
17 25 (20.16%) TDD
18 23 (18.55%) Visual Studio
19 22 (17.74%) JavaScript
19 22 (17.74%) Opscode Chef
20 21 (16.94%) Team Foundation Server
20 21 (16.94%) ASP.NET
21 20 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
21 20 (16.13%) MVC
21 20 (16.13%) Mobile App
22 19 (15.32%) MongoDB
22 19 (15.32%) SCCM

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 12 (9.68%) SharePoint
2 11 (8.87%) NServiceBus
2 11 (8.87%) OpenStack
3 4 (3.23%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.61%) IIS
4 2 (1.61%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.81%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.81%) SAS
5 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.81%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (8.87%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.81%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (8.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.61%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 124 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (26.61%) IaaS
3 25 (20.16%) Azure Active Directory
3 25 (20.16%) PaaS
4 17 (13.71%) TestFlight
5 14 (11.29%) Office 365
6 10 (8.06%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (5.65%) Azure Machine Learning
8 5 (4.03%) GitHub
8 5 (4.03%) SaaS
9 1 (0.81%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.06%) Network Security
2 1 (0.81%) AMQP
2 1 (0.81%) DNS
2 1 (0.81%) Firewall
2 1 (0.81%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (42.74%) SQL Server
2 19 (15.32%) MongoDB
3 17 (13.71%) CouchDB
3 17 (13.71%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (13.71%) MySQL
3 17 (13.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (13.71%) SQLite
4 16 (12.90%) Power BI
5 14 (11.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 14 (11.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (6.45%) HDInsight
6 8 (6.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 8 (6.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (6.45%) SQL Server 2014
7 7 (5.65%) NoSQL
8 6 (4.84%) Data Lake
9 5 (4.03%) Big Data
10 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Power View
10 3 (2.42%) PowerPivot
10 3 (2.42%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 55 (44.35%) Git (software)
2 23 (18.55%) Visual Studio
3 21 (16.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (10.48%) JIRA
4 13 (10.48%) Subversion
5 12 (9.68%) Jenkins
6 10 (8.06%) Ant
6 10 (8.06%) Hudson
6 10 (8.06%) Maven
7 9 (7.26%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (6.45%) FxCop
8 8 (6.45%) StyleCop
9 3 (2.42%) SpecFlow
9 3 (2.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.81%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.81%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.81%) NUnit
10 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 6 (4.84%) Finance
2 3 (2.42%) Automotive
2 3 (2.42%) Banking
3 2 (1.61%) Retail
4 1 (0.81%) Games
4 1 (0.81%) Legal
Job Titles
1 52 (41.94%) Developer
2 31 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 26 (20.97%) Azure DevOps
4 25 (20.16%) Azure Engineer
5 17 (13.71%) iOS Developer
5 17 (13.71%) Senior Developer
5 17 (13.71%) Senior iOS Developer
6 16 (12.90%) Consultant
7 13 (10.48%) C# Developer
7 13 (10.48%) Full Stack Developer
8 12 (9.68%) Azure Consultant
9 11 (8.87%) .NET Developer
9 11 (8.87%) Senior DevOps
9 11 (8.87%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 9 (7.26%) Architect
10 9 (7.26%) Azure Architect
11 8 (6.45%) Azure Developer
11 8 (6.45%) PowerShell Engineer
12 7 (5.65%) Cloud Engineer
13 6 (4.84%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (49.19%) .NET
2 21 (16.94%) ASP.NET
3 18 (14.52%) Web Services
4 17 (13.71%) Cocoa
4 17 (13.71%) Cocoa Touch
4 17 (13.71%) REST
4 17 (13.71%) SOAP
5 15 (12.10%) ASP.NET MVC
6 14 (11.29%) ASP.NET Web API
7 12 (9.68%) AngularJS
8 9 (7.26%) HTML
8 9 (7.26%) React
9 8 (6.45%) WCF
10 6 (4.84%) HTML5
11 4 (3.23%) CSS
11 4 (3.23%) KnockoutJS
11 4 (3.23%) MSMQ
11 4 (3.23%) Reactive Extensions
11 4 (3.23%) SignalR
12 3 (2.42%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.13%) Mobile App
2 13 (10.48%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (4.03%) Blog
4 4 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.42%) Clustering
5 3 (2.42%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.42%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.42%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.61%) Minimum Viable Product
6 2 (1.61%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.61%) Replication
6 2 (1.61%) Statistics
7 1 (0.81%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.81%) Neural Network
7 1 (0.81%) Online Games
7 1 (0.81%) PKI
7 1 (0.81%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.81%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (14.52%) VMS
1 18 (14.52%) Windows
2 17 (13.71%) Apple iOS
3 13 (10.48%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.42%) Linux
5 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (53.23%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (33.87%) DevOps
3 34 (27.42%) Scrum
4 31 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 31 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (20.16%) TDD
6 20 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
6 20 (16.13%) MVC
7 17 (13.71%) High Availability
7 17 (13.71%) iOS Development
7 17 (13.71%) Progressive Enhancement
7 17 (13.71%) Software Engineering
7 17 (13.71%) Test Automation
7 17 (13.71%) Unit Testing
8 14 (11.29%) Performance Monitoring
8 14 (11.29%) Use Case
9 13 (10.48%) Application Performance Monitoring
9 13 (10.48%) Kanban
9 13 (10.48%) Performance Management
9 13 (10.48%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 120 (96.77%) SQL
2 44 (35.48%) PowerShell
3 30 (24.19%) C#
4 22 (17.74%) JavaScript
5 18 (14.52%) T-SQL
6 17 (13.71%) Apple Swift
6 17 (13.71%) Objective-C
6 17 (13.71%) Python
7 13 (10.48%) Ruby
8 7 (5.65%) R
9 3 (2.42%) C
10 2 (1.61%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 2 (1.61%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.81%) Java
11 1 (0.81%) PHP
11 1 (0.81%) Scala
11 1 (0.81%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (3.23%) MCSE
3 2 (1.61%) Degree
3 2 (1.61%) MCITP
3 2 (1.61%) MCTS
4 1 (0.81%) MCSA
4 1 (0.81%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.81%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.42%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 29 (23.39%) Active Directory
2 11 (8.87%) Docker
3 2 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.81%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 28 (22.58%) Puppet
2 27 (21.77%) SCOM
3 22 (17.74%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (15.32%) SCCM
5 12 (9.68%) Ansible
6 2 (1.61%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.81%) WSUS
Vendors
1 63 (50.81%) Microsoft
2 13 (10.48%) AppDynamics
2 13 (10.48%) Dynatrace
2 13 (10.48%) New Relic
3 12 (9.68%) Splunk
4 9 (7.26%) Dell
5 8 (6.45%) SaltStack
6 2 (1.61%) Barracuda Networks
6 2 (1.61%) SAP
6 2 (1.61%) Tableau
7 1 (0.81%) Cognos
7 1 (0.81%) Mercator
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle
7 1 (0.81%) Teradata