The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
Rank 579 554 579
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +25
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 25 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.022% 0.007%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.22% 0.100% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 9 4
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£395 £375 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £175 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £418 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £188 £300
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -37.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
11556 11021 11984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.14% 21.56% 20.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 7163 6735 7032
Average daily rate £400 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 221 312
Average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £51.18 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.40
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -1.31%

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 28 July 2014.

Azure SQL Database Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Azure SQL Database
Top 18 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 28 July 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 25 £395 +5.33% 5
London +28 19 £400 - 3
City of London - 4 £400 - 2
South East -29 1 £475 +171.42%
West Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Essex - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Brighton - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Leeds - - - -

Azure SQL Database
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (91.89%) SQL
3 32 (86.49%) .NET
3 32 (86.49%) MVC
4 28 (75.68%) C#
4 28 (75.68%) Microsoft
5 22 (59.46%) ASP.NET
5 22 (59.46%) PaaS
6 21 (56.76%) ASP.NET MVC
6 21 (56.76%) TDD
7 18 (48.65%) SQL Server
7 18 (48.65%) Multithreading
8 17 (45.95%) HTTP
9 16 (43.24%) MS Excel
10 13 (35.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 11 (29.73%) Enterprise Architecture
11 11 (29.73%) .NET Framework
12 10 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (27.03%) WCF
13 9 (24.32%) JavaScript
14 8 (21.62%) Scrum
14 8 (21.62%) SQL Server 2008
15 7 (18.92%) Oracle
16 6 (16.22%) Windows
16 6 (16.22%) Team Foundation Server
16 6 (16.22%) CQRS
16 6 (16.22%) SQL Server 2012
17 5 (13.51%) AngularJS
17 5 (13.51%) NoSQL
17 5 (13.51%) ASP.NET Web Forms

Azure SQL Database
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (8.11%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 16 (43.24%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (59.46%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (45.95%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (48.65%) SQL Server
2 8 (21.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (16.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (13.51%) NoSQL
5 3 (8.11%) RavenDB
6 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
6 2 (5.41%) OLAP
6 2 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (5.41%) Oracle OLAP
6 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (8.11%) Jasmine
2 3 (8.11%) Subversion
2 3 (8.11%) TeamCity
2 3 (8.11%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (5.41%) Games
2 1 (2.70%) Banking
2 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.70%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 35 (94.59%) Developer
2 22 (59.46%) C# Developer
3 14 (37.84%) .NET Developer
4 13 (35.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (16.22%) Agile C# Developer
6 5 (13.51%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (13.51%) Senior .NET Developer
6 5 (13.51%) Senior Developer
7 3 (8.11%) Consultant
8 2 (5.41%) Database Developer
8 2 (5.41%) Programmer
8 2 (5.41%) Business Developer
8 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 2 (5.41%) .NET Programmer
9 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (86.49%) .NET
2 22 (59.46%) ASP.NET
3 21 (56.76%) ASP.NET MVC
4 13 (35.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 11 (29.73%) .NET Framework
6 10 (27.03%) WCF
7 5 (13.51%) LINQ
7 5 (13.51%) AngularJS
7 5 (13.51%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 4 (10.81%) HTML
8 4 (10.81%) KnockoutJS
8 4 (10.81%) jQuery
9 3 (8.11%) MSMQ
9 3 (8.11%) Web Services
9 3 (8.11%) Ember.js
9 3 (8.11%) Backbone.js
9 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (8.11%) Durandal
9 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 2 (5.41%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) GIS
2 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (86.49%) MVC
2 21 (56.76%) TDD
3 18 (48.65%) Multithreading
4 11 (29.73%) Enterprise Architecture
5 10 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (21.62%) Scrum
7 6 (16.22%) CQRS
8 4 (10.81%) SOA
9 3 (8.11%) Migration
9 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (8.11%) Systems Analysis
9 3 (8.11%) System Testing
9 3 (8.11%) Data Migration
9 3 (8.11%) Domain-Driven Design
9 3 (8.11%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (8.11%) Unit Testing
9 3 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (5.41%) ETL
10 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (5.41%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (91.89%) SQL
2 28 (75.68%) C#
3 9 (24.32%) JavaScript
4 5 (13.51%) PL/SQL
5 3 (8.11%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.70%) C++
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 28 (75.68%) Microsoft
2 7 (18.92%) Oracle
3 1 (2.70%) Google
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