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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
UK
Rank 525 568 596
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +28
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 72 54 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.11% 0.016%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.72% 0.46% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 40 4
Median daily rate £500 £450 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £374 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £368
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 - -

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
9957 11618 11170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.25% 22.87% 21.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 6656 7799 7305
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 220 163
Median hourly rate £36.75 £28.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -8.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.01 £14.10 £15.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £52.63 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £26.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+43.39% -18.46%

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 20 January 2017.

Azure SQL Database Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Azure SQL Database
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Azure SQL Database within the UK.

Azure SQL Database Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Azure SQL Database
Top 27 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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +49 69 £500 +4.71% 20
London +28 49 £525 +5.00% 9
City of London +2 8 £538 +18.78% 3
South East +9 6 £275 -38.88% 6
East Midlands - 6 £565 -
Derbyshire - 6 £565 -
West Midlands -8 4 £388 -13.88%
Derby - 4 £565 -
Berkshire - 3 £250 -
Glasgow - 3 £488 -
Scotland - 3 £488 -
Coventry -15 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - - 2
Reading - 2 £250 -
North West - 2 £350 - 2
Bradford - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
Merseyside - 2 £350 - 1
Twickenham - 2 £400 -
Southwark - 1 £200 -
Slough - 1 £300 -
Southampton - 1 - - 2
Gravesend - 1 £438 -
Chichester - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £438 -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - - 2

Azure SQL Database
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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.

1 119 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 114 (95.80%) SQL
3 69 (57.98%) SQL Server
4 59 (49.58%) .NET
5 52 (43.70%) C#
6 47 (39.50%) Microsoft
7 38 (31.93%) Git (software)
7 38 (31.93%) Agile Software Development
8 34 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
8 34 (28.57%) TDD
9 33 (27.73%) ASP.NET
10 32 (26.89%) AngularJS
11 30 (25.21%) JavaScript
11 30 (25.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 27 (22.69%) ASP.NET Web API
13 26 (21.85%) T-SQL
14 25 (21.01%) Data Warehouse
15 24 (20.17%) Scrum
16 23 (19.33%) Power BI
17 22 (18.49%) Continuous Integration
17 22 (18.49%) MVVM
18 21 (17.65%) BDD
18 21 (17.65%) React
19 20 (16.81%) SQL Server 2012
20 19 (15.97%) Web Services
21 18 (15.13%) E-Commerce
21 18 (15.13%) ETL
21 18 (15.13%) NoSQL
21 18 (15.13%) PaaS
22 17 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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 5 (4.20%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.36%) Apache Spark
3 3 (2.52%) IIS
4 2 (1.68%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.68%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.84%) CMS
5 1 (0.84%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (4.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (5.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 119 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (15.13%) PaaS
3 16 (13.45%) IaaS
4 14 (11.76%) TestFlight
5 7 (5.88%) Azure Machine Learning
5 7 (5.88%) Data Lake Analytics
6 6 (5.04%) Office 365
7 5 (4.20%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (4.20%) GitHub
8 2 (1.68%) SaaS
9 1 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.92%) AMQP
2 6 (5.04%) Firewall
2 6 (5.04%) VPN
3 5 (4.20%) DNS
3 5 (4.20%) VLAN
4 4 (3.36%) Network Security
5 3 (2.52%) HTTP
5 3 (2.52%) SSL
6 1 (0.84%) BGP
6 1 (0.84%) DAB
6 1 (0.84%) DHCP
6 1 (0.84%) FTP
6 1 (0.84%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.84%) MPLS
6 1 (0.84%) SAN
6 1 (0.84%) SMTP
6 1 (0.84%) Telnet
6 1 (0.84%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (57.98%) SQL Server
2 30 (25.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (21.01%) Data Warehouse
4 23 (19.33%) Power BI
5 20 (16.81%) SQL Server 2012
6 18 (15.13%) NoSQL
7 17 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 16 (13.45%) MongoDB
8 16 (13.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (12.61%) MySQL
10 14 (11.76%) CouchDB
10 14 (11.76%) SQLite
11 13 (10.92%) SQL Server 2016
12 10 (8.40%) SQL Server 2014
13 8 (6.72%) QlikView
14 7 (5.88%) Data Lake
15 6 (5.04%) Big Data
16 5 (4.20%) HDInsight
17 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 3 (2.52%) Redis
Development Applications
1 38 (31.93%) Git (software)
2 14 (11.76%) SpecFlow
2 14 (11.76%) Subversion
3 11 (9.24%) Visual Studio
4 7 (5.88%) Selenium
5 5 (4.20%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (3.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (3.36%) WebDriver
7 3 (2.52%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.68%) Bower
8 2 (1.68%) FxCop
8 2 (1.68%) Grunt
8 2 (1.68%) StyleCop
8 2 (1.68%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.84%) Burp Suite
9 1 (0.84%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.84%) JIRA
9 1 (0.84%) JMeter
General
1 9 (7.56%) Finance
2 4 (3.36%) Banking
3 3 (2.52%) Legal
3 3 (2.52%) Retail
4 2 (1.68%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.84%) Advertising
5 1 (0.84%) Games
5 1 (0.84%) German Language
5 1 (0.84%) Music Industry
5 1 (0.84%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 74 (62.18%) Developer
2 35 (29.41%) C# Developer
3 25 (21.01%) Azure Developer
4 23 (19.33%) .NET Developer
5 22 (18.49%) Architect
6 21 (17.65%) C# .NET Developer
7 16 (13.45%) Senior Developer
8 15 (12.61%) Azure Architect
9 14 (11.76%) ASP.NET Developer
9 14 (11.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 14 (11.76%) iOS Developer
9 14 (11.76%) Senior iOS Developer
10 13 (10.92%) Consultant
11 11 (9.24%) JavaScript Developer
12 10 (8.40%) Angular Developer
13 7 (5.88%) Azure Consultant
13 7 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Consultant
13 7 (5.88%) C# WPF Developer
13 7 (5.88%) DBA
13 7 (5.88%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (49.58%) .NET
2 33 (27.73%) ASP.NET
3 32 (26.89%) AngularJS
4 27 (22.69%) ASP.NET Web API
5 21 (17.65%) React
6 19 (15.97%) Web Services
7 17 (14.29%) SOAP
8 16 (13.45%) REST
9 15 (12.61%) MSMQ
9 15 (12.61%) Reactive Extensions
9 15 (12.61%) SignalR
10 14 (11.76%) Cocoa
10 14 (11.76%) Cocoa Touch
11 13 (10.92%) Angular 2
11 13 (10.92%) NancyFx
11 13 (10.92%) WebSockets
11 13 (10.92%) WPF
12 12 (10.08%) ASP.NET MVC
13 11 (9.24%) .NET Framework
14 3 (2.52%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.76%) Mobile App
2 13 (10.92%) Fintech
3 6 (5.04%) Visualisation
4 5 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.20%) Blog
5 4 (3.36%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.68%) Clustering
6 2 (1.68%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.68%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.84%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.84%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.84%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.84%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.84%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.76%) Apple iOS
1 14 (11.76%) Windows
2 8 (6.72%) Windows Server
3 4 (3.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.84%) Linux
4 1 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (31.93%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
2 34 (28.57%) TDD
3 24 (20.17%) Scrum
4 22 (18.49%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (18.49%) MVVM
5 21 (17.65%) BDD
6 18 (15.13%) E-Commerce
6 18 (15.13%) ETL
7 16 (13.45%) Software Engineering
7 16 (13.45%) Unit Testing
8 15 (12.61%) Microservices
9 14 (11.76%) Domain-Driven Design
9 14 (11.76%) iOS Development
9 14 (11.76%) MVC
9 14 (11.76%) Progressive Enhancement
9 14 (11.76%) Test Automation
10 12 (10.08%) Analytics
11 11 (9.24%) Migration
12 9 (7.56%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 114 (95.80%) SQL
2 52 (43.70%) C#
3 30 (25.21%) JavaScript
4 26 (21.85%) T-SQL
5 14 (11.76%) Apple Swift
5 14 (11.76%) Objective-C
6 9 (7.56%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.36%) Scala
8 3 (2.52%) Java
9 2 (1.68%) Python
10 1 (0.84%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.84%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.84%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (3.36%) MCSE
1 4 (3.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.84%) MCSA
2 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Certified Master
2 1 (0.84%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.84%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.20%) QA
2 3 (2.52%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.84%) HL7
System Software
1 10 (8.40%) Active Directory
1 10 (8.40%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.84%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.84%) Docker
3 1 (0.84%) etcd
3 1 (0.84%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (3.36%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (2.52%) Puppet
3 2 (1.68%) Ansible
3 2 (1.68%) SCCM
3 2 (1.68%) SCOM
3 2 (1.68%) WSUS
4 1 (0.84%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 47 (39.50%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.72%) Tableau
3 2 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (1.68%) SaltStack
3 2 (1.68%) VMware
4 1 (0.84%) Alteryx
4 1 (0.84%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.84%) Cognos
4 1 (0.84%) ESRI
4 1 (0.84%) IBM
4 1 (0.84%) Informatica
4 1 (0.84%) Oracle
4 1 (0.84%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.84%) SAP
4 1 (0.84%) Veeam
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