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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
Rank 578 633 579
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -54
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 65 13 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.023% 0.045%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.54% 0.098% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 13 19
Median daily rate £470 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.33% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £280 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £440 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.33% -
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
12041 13256 11691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.25% 23.28% 22.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8017 8622 7219
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 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 210 187 196
Median hourly rate £30.50 £27.78 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.79% +1.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.80 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £52.17 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £28.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+8.77% +14.00%

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 July 2016.

Azure SQL Database Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Azure SQL Database
Top 29 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 July 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 +34 61 £475 +26.66% 13
London +22 27 £525 +40.00% 5
South East +18 22 £465 +24.00% 2
Surrey - 17 £465 -
City of London +59 14 £525 +20.00% 3
West Midlands -18 8 £325 -18.75% 1
Coventry - 8 £325 -
Egham - 7 £465 -
Staines - 4 £465 -
Hampshire - 3 - - 1
Southampton - 3 - -
Sheffield - 2 £325 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £325 -
Yorkshire - 2 £325 -
Edinburgh - 2 £450 -
Scotland - 2 £450 - 1
Channel Islands - 2 £463 -
Jersey - 2 £463 -
East of England +17 1 - -
Berkshire +4 1 £525 +40.00%
South West +1 1 £550 +22.22% 2
Bristol -1 1 £550 +22.22% 1
Kent - 1 £425 -
Epsom - 1 - -
Watford - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £525 -
Croydon - 1 £310 -
Enfield - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

Azure SQL Database
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 131 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 128 (97.71%) SQL
3 75 (57.25%) Microsoft
4 69 (52.67%) Agile Software Development
5 63 (48.09%) .NET
6 62 (47.33%) SQL Server
7 56 (42.75%) Git (software)
8 49 (37.40%) PowerShell
9 47 (35.88%) DevOps
10 36 (27.48%) Configuration Management
11 33 (25.19%) Active Directory
11 33 (25.19%) SCOM
11 33 (25.19%) Puppet
11 33 (25.19%) IaaS
12 32 (24.43%) Continuous Integration
13 30 (22.90%) Business Intelligence
13 30 (22.90%) Scrum
14 28 (21.37%) C#
14 28 (21.37%) Azure Active Directory
15 27 (20.61%) Opscode Chef
16 24 (18.32%) PaaS
17 23 (17.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 23 (17.56%) Visual Studio
18 22 (16.79%) VMS
18 22 (16.79%) Data Warehouse
18 22 (16.79%) SCCM
18 22 (16.79%) Team Foundation Server
19 21 (16.03%) SharePoint
19 21 (16.03%) Python
19 21 (16.03%) MVC

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 21 (16.03%) SharePoint
2 15 (11.45%) OpenStack
3 12 (9.16%) NServiceBus
4 4 (3.05%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.53%) IIS
5 2 (1.53%) SAS
5 2 (1.53%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.76%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 19 (14.50%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.87%) MS Office
3 8 (6.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (6.11%) MS Project
3 8 (6.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (6.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.53%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 131 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (25.19%) IaaS
3 28 (21.37%) Azure Active Directory
4 24 (18.32%) PaaS
5 14 (10.69%) Office 365
6 13 (9.92%) TestFlight
7 11 (8.40%) Amazon AWS
8 7 (5.34%) Azure Machine Learning
9 5 (3.82%) GitHub
9 5 (3.82%) SaaS
10 1 (0.76%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.40%) Network Security
2 1 (0.76%) AMQP
2 1 (0.76%) DNS
2 1 (0.76%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (47.33%) SQL Server
2 23 (17.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 22 (16.79%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (13.74%) Power BI
5 16 (12.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (11.45%) MongoDB
6 15 (11.45%) SQL Server 2014
7 14 (10.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (9.92%) CouchDB
8 13 (9.92%) MySQL
8 13 (9.92%) SQL Server 2012
8 13 (9.92%) SQLite
9 9 (6.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 9 (6.87%) MS Access
10 8 (6.11%) HDInsight
10 8 (6.11%) NoSQL
11 6 (4.58%) Data Lake
11 6 (4.58%) Data Mining
12 5 (3.82%) Big Data
13 4 (3.05%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 56 (42.75%) Git (software)
2 23 (17.56%) Visual Studio
3 22 (16.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (12.98%) JIRA
4 17 (12.98%) Subversion
5 16 (12.21%) Jenkins
6 14 (10.69%) Ant
6 14 (10.69%) Hudson
6 14 (10.69%) Maven
7 10 (7.63%) Octopus Deploy
8 9 (6.87%) FxCop
8 9 (6.87%) StyleCop
9 3 (2.29%) SpecFlow
9 3 (2.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.76%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.76%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.76%) NUnit
10 1 (0.76%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 7 (5.34%) Finance
2 3 (2.29%) Automotive
2 3 (2.29%) Banking
3 2 (1.53%) Retail
4 1 (0.76%) Games
4 1 (0.76%) Legal
4 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 51 (38.93%) Developer
2 34 (25.95%) DevOps Engineer
3 31 (23.66%) Azure DevOps
4 28 (21.37%) Azure Engineer
5 15 (11.45%) Consultant
6 13 (9.92%) C# Developer
6 13 (9.92%) Full Stack Developer
6 13 (9.92%) iOS Developer
7 12 (9.16%) .NET Developer
7 12 (9.16%) Senior Developer
7 12 (9.16%) Senior iOS Developer
8 11 (8.40%) Azure Consultant
8 11 (8.40%) PowerShell Engineer
8 11 (8.40%) Senior DevOps
8 11 (8.40%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 10 (7.63%) Cloud Engineer
10 9 (6.87%) Architect
10 9 (6.87%) Azure Developer
11 8 (6.11%) Azure Architect
12 7 (5.34%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (48.09%) .NET
2 19 (14.50%) ASP.NET
3 15 (11.45%) ASP.NET MVC
3 15 (11.45%) ASP.NET Web API
4 14 (10.69%) Web Services
5 13 (9.92%) AngularJS
5 13 (9.92%) REST
5 13 (9.92%) SOAP
6 12 (9.16%) Cocoa
6 12 (9.16%) Cocoa Touch
7 10 (7.63%) HTML
8 9 (6.87%) React
8 9 (6.87%) WCF
9 6 (4.58%) HTML5
10 5 (3.82%) CSS
11 4 (3.05%) KnockoutJS
11 4 (3.05%) MDX
11 4 (3.05%) MSMQ
11 4 (3.05%) Reactive Extensions
11 4 (3.05%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.98%) Enterprise Software
2 16 (12.21%) Mobile App
3 12 (9.16%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.82%) Blog
5 4 (3.05%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.05%) Visualisation
6 3 (2.29%) Clustering
6 3 (2.29%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.29%) NHS
7 2 (1.53%) Minimum Viable Product
7 2 (1.53%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.53%) Replication
7 2 (1.53%) Statistics
8 1 (0.76%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.76%) Fintech
8 1 (0.76%) Neural Network
8 1 (0.76%) Online Games
8 1 (0.76%) PKI
8 1 (0.76%) User Experience
8 1 (0.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (16.79%) VMS
2 17 (12.98%) Windows
3 13 (9.92%) Apple iOS
4 12 (9.16%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (52.67%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (35.88%) DevOps
3 36 (27.48%) Configuration Management
4 32 (24.43%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (22.90%) Business Intelligence
5 30 (22.90%) Scrum
6 21 (16.03%) MVC
6 21 (16.03%) TDD
7 18 (13.74%) High Availability
7 18 (13.74%) Use Case
8 17 (12.98%) Software Deployment
9 16 (12.21%) Service Management
10 14 (10.69%) Performance Monitoring
10 14 (10.69%) Unit Testing
11 13 (9.92%) Application Performance Monitoring
11 13 (9.92%) iOS Development
11 13 (9.92%) Kanban
11 13 (9.92%) Performance Management
11 13 (9.92%) Server Building
11 13 (9.92%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 128 (97.71%) SQL
2 49 (37.40%) PowerShell
3 28 (21.37%) C#
4 21 (16.03%) Python
5 20 (15.27%) JavaScript
6 19 (14.50%) T-SQL
7 17 (12.98%) Ruby
8 13 (9.92%) Apple Swift
8 13 (9.92%) Objective-C
9 7 (5.34%) R
10 3 (2.29%) C
11 2 (1.53%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 2 (1.53%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.76%) Java
12 1 (0.76%) PHP
12 1 (0.76%) Scala
12 1 (0.76%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (6.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (3.05%) MCSE
3 3 (2.29%) Degree
3 3 (2.29%) MCITP
3 3 (2.29%) MCTS
4 1 (0.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.34%) QA
2 6 (4.58%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.76%) Data Quality
System Software
1 33 (25.19%) Active Directory
2 15 (11.45%) Docker
3 2 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 33 (25.19%) Puppet
1 33 (25.19%) SCOM
2 27 (20.61%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (16.79%) SCCM
4 16 (12.21%) Ansible
5 3 (2.29%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 75 (57.25%) Microsoft
2 16 (12.21%) Splunk
3 13 (9.92%) AppDynamics
3 13 (9.92%) Dell
3 13 (9.92%) Dynatrace
3 13 (9.92%) New Relic
4 9 (6.87%) SaltStack
5 2 (1.53%) Barracuda Networks
5 2 (1.53%) SAP
5 2 (1.53%) Tableau
6 1 (0.76%) Cognos
6 1 (0.76%) Mercator
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle
6 1 (0.76%) Teradata
6 1 (0.76%) Trillium
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