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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
Rank 577 625 618
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -7
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 64 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.018% 0.022%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.53% 0.077% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 5 9
Median daily rate £488 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £345 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £415 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £375 -
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
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
12148 12958 12600
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.79% 22.84% 22.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8227 8358 7925
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 170 219
Median hourly rate £33.50 £32.30 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.71% -7.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.35 £14.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £46.09 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 2 May 2016.

Azure SQL Database Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Azure SQL Database
Top 19 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 2 May 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 +58 63 £488 +30.00% 9
South East +17 30 £470 +25.33% 1
London -4 25 £500 +25.00% 3
Berkshire +16 13 £450 +20.00%
Reading - 10 £450 -
Surrey - 10 £475 - 1
Hampshire - 7 - -
Southampton - 7 - -
Staines - 6 £550 -
West Midlands - 6 £350 -
City of London - 4 £500 - 2
Coventry - 3 £444 -
Egham - 2 £470 -
Reigate - 2 £225 -
South West -2 1 £438 +34.61% 1
Glasgow - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £438 - 1

Azure SQL Database
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 May 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.

1 119 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 118 (99.16%) SQL
3 75 (63.03%) Microsoft
4 54 (45.38%) .NET
5 45 (37.82%) SQL Server
5 45 (37.82%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (32.77%) Git (software)
7 36 (30.25%) SCOM
7 36 (30.25%) MVC
8 35 (29.41%) PowerShell
8 35 (29.41%) DevOps
9 33 (27.73%) Configuration Management
10 32 (26.89%) Active Directory
10 32 (26.89%) C#
11 31 (26.05%) Subversion
11 31 (26.05%) AngularJS
12 30 (25.21%) Azure Active Directory
12 30 (25.21%) Puppet
13 29 (24.37%) Continuous Integration
13 29 (24.37%) SCCM
13 29 (24.37%) Python
14 27 (22.69%) ASP.NET
14 27 (22.69%) VMS
14 27 (22.69%) Business Intelligence
15 26 (21.85%) Enterprise Software
15 26 (21.85%) Opscode Chef
15 26 (21.85%) ASP.NET Web API
15 26 (21.85%) JavaScript
15 26 (21.85%) Ruby
16 25 (21.01%) Software Deployment

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 23 (19.33%) OpenStack
2 15 (12.61%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.36%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.68%) NServiceBus
4 2 (1.68%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.84%) SAS
Applications
1 20 (16.81%) MS Excel
2 10 (8.40%) MS Office
2 10 (8.40%) MS Visio
3 8 (6.72%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (6.72%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.84%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 119 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (25.21%) Azure Active Directory
3 14 (11.76%) GitHub
4 11 (9.24%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (9.24%) IaaS
5 9 (7.56%) PaaS
6 6 (5.04%) Azure Machine Learning
7 5 (4.20%) Office 365
8 2 (1.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.68%) Network Security
2 1 (0.84%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (37.82%) SQL Server
2 24 (20.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 22 (18.49%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (15.97%) SQL Server 2014
4 19 (15.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (15.13%) MongoDB
6 17 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (13.45%) Power BI
8 13 (10.92%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (7.56%) MS Access
10 8 (6.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 8 (6.72%) NoSQL
11 7 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (5.04%) Data Mining
12 6 (5.04%) HDInsight
12 6 (5.04%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (4.20%) Oracle Database
14 3 (2.52%) Big Data
14 3 (2.52%) QlikView
14 3 (2.52%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 39 (32.77%) Git (software)
2 31 (26.05%) Subversion
3 23 (19.33%) Jenkins
4 22 (18.49%) Ant
4 22 (18.49%) Hudson
4 22 (18.49%) JIRA
4 22 (18.49%) Maven
5 16 (13.45%) SpecFlow
6 8 (6.72%) Visual Studio
7 4 (3.36%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.68%) FxCop
8 2 (1.68%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (1.68%) StyleCop
9 1 (0.84%) git-flow
9 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 14 (11.76%) Finance
2 3 (2.52%) Automotive
3 2 (1.68%) Legal
4 1 (0.84%) Games
4 1 (0.84%) Retail
4 1 (0.84%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 57 (47.90%) Developer
2 27 (22.69%) DevOps Engineer
3 25 (21.01%) Azure Engineer
4 23 (19.33%) C# Developer
5 19 (15.97%) Full Stack Developer
6 18 (15.13%) JavaScript Developer
7 16 (13.45%) .NET Developer
7 16 (13.45%) Azure Developer
8 13 (10.92%) Cloud Engineer
8 13 (10.92%) DBA
9 12 (10.08%) ASP.NET Developer
9 12 (10.08%) C# .NET Developer
9 12 (10.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 10 (8.40%) SQL DBA
11 9 (7.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 7 (5.88%) Angular Developer
12 7 (5.88%) Architect
12 7 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 7 (5.88%) Consultant
12 7 (5.88%) PowerShell Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (45.38%) .NET
2 31 (26.05%) AngularJS
3 27 (22.69%) ASP.NET
4 26 (21.85%) ASP.NET Web API
5 24 (20.17%) ASP.NET MVC
6 21 (17.65%) React
7 16 (13.45%) Reactive Extensions
7 16 (13.45%) SignalR
8 10 (8.40%) HTML
9 7 (5.88%) CSS
9 7 (5.88%) LESS
9 7 (5.88%) Sass
10 6 (5.04%) MDX
10 6 (5.04%) WCF
11 5 (4.20%) Web Services
12 3 (2.52%) HTML5
12 3 (2.52%) REST
12 3 (2.52%) SOAP
13 2 (1.68%) Cocoa Touch
13 2 (1.68%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (21.85%) Enterprise Software
2 14 (11.76%) Blog
3 9 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.72%) Clustering
4 8 (6.72%) Computer Science
5 7 (5.88%) User Experience
6 4 (3.36%) Fintech
6 4 (3.36%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.52%) NHS
7 3 (2.52%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.68%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.68%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.68%) Statistics
9 1 (0.84%) Minimum Viable Product
9 1 (0.84%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 27 (22.69%) VMS
2 12 (10.08%) Windows
3 5 (4.20%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.52%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (37.82%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (30.25%) MVC
3 35 (29.41%) DevOps
4 33 (27.73%) Configuration Management
5 29 (24.37%) Continuous Integration
6 27 (22.69%) Business Intelligence
7 25 (21.01%) Software Deployment
8 23 (19.33%) Use Case
9 22 (18.49%) Service Management
10 21 (17.65%) BDD
11 20 (16.81%) Complex Event Processing
12 16 (13.45%) TDD
13 14 (11.76%) ETL
14 13 (10.92%) Performance Tuning
15 12 (10.08%) CQRS
16 11 (9.24%) Analytics
16 11 (9.24%) High Availability
17 10 (8.40%) MVVM
17 10 (8.40%) OO
18 9 (7.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 118 (99.16%) SQL
2 35 (29.41%) PowerShell
3 32 (26.89%) C#
4 29 (24.37%) Python
5 26 (21.85%) JavaScript
5 26 (21.85%) Ruby
6 18 (15.13%) T-SQL
7 6 (5.04%) R
8 3 (2.52%) Apple Swift
8 3 (2.52%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.68%) Java
9 2 (1.68%) PHP
10 1 (0.84%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 13 (10.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (6.72%) MCSE
3 3 (2.52%) Degree
3 3 (2.52%) MCITP
3 3 (2.52%) MCTS
4 1 (0.84%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.88%) QA
2 5 (4.20%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.52%) Data Quality
System Software
1 32 (26.89%) Active Directory
2 23 (19.33%) Docker
3 1 (0.84%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.84%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 36 (30.25%) SCOM
2 30 (25.21%) Puppet
3 29 (24.37%) SCCM
4 26 (21.85%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (20.17%) Ansible
6 6 (5.04%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.84%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 75 (63.03%) Microsoft
2 23 (19.33%) Splunk
3 19 (15.97%) Dell
4 5 (4.20%) Oracle
5 3 (2.52%) Cognos
6 2 (1.68%) AppDynamics
6 2 (1.68%) Dynatrace
6 2 (1.68%) New Relic
6 2 (1.68%) SaltStack
7 1 (0.84%) SAP
7 1 (0.84%) Tableau
7 1 (0.84%) Trillium
7 1 (0.84%) VMware
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