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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Azure SQL Database over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
Rank 566 559 591
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +32
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 29 19 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.036% 0.010%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.24% 0.16% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 8 3
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£425 £288 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.82% -28.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £175 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £400 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £188 -
% change year-on-year
+73.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
11973 11668 12148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.24% 21.89% 20.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 7383 7211 7091
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £251 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 198 311
Average hourly rate £28.50 £30.50 £27.55
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.55% +10.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £17.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% +6.03%

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 22 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure SQL Database within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 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 -16 29 £425 +47.82% 7
London +37 25 £425 +6.25% 6
City of London - 4 £400 - 3
North West - - - -
South East - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Enfield - - - - 1
Leatherhead - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Wigan - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East of England - - - - 1

Azure SQL Database
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 45 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (93.33%) SQL
3 40 (88.89%) MVC
3 40 (88.89%) .NET
4 33 (73.33%) Microsoft
5 31 (68.89%) PaaS
6 26 (57.78%) C#
7 25 (55.56%) ASP.NET
8 24 (53.33%) SQL Server
8 24 (53.33%) ASP.NET MVC
9 20 (44.44%) MS Excel
10 19 (42.22%) TDD
11 18 (40.00%) Multithreading
11 18 (40.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 17 (37.78%) HTTP
13 16 (35.56%) .NET Framework
14 15 (33.33%) WCF
14 15 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
14 15 (33.33%) Scrum
14 15 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
15 14 (31.11%) Oracle
16 13 (28.89%) Team Foundation Server
17 12 (26.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 12 (26.67%) PL/SQL
18 11 (24.44%) Enterprise Architecture
19 8 (17.78%) JavaScript
20 6 (13.33%) HTML
20 6 (13.33%) Windows
20 6 (13.33%) CQRS
21 4 (8.89%) CSS

Azure SQL Database
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 2 (4.44%) Umbraco
2 1 (2.22%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 20 (44.44%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 45 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (68.89%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (37.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (53.33%) SQL Server
2 15 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (6.67%) NoSQL
5 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (4.44%) OLAP
5 2 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database
5 2 (4.44%) Oracle OLAP
5 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.22%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 13 (28.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (6.67%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.44%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.22%) Jasmine
4 1 (2.22%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.22%) Subversion
General
1 2 (4.44%) Games
2 1 (2.22%) Front Office
2 1 (2.22%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (91.11%) Developer
2 20 (44.44%) C# Developer
3 19 (42.22%) .NET Developer
4 11 (24.44%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (20.00%) Senior .NET Developer
5 9 (20.00%) Senior Developer
6 6 (13.33%) Agile C# Developer
7 5 (11.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (6.67%) Consultant
9 2 (4.44%) Business Developer
9 2 (4.44%) Database Developer
9 2 (4.44%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 2 (4.44%) .NET Programmer
9 2 (4.44%) Programmer
10 1 (2.22%) Umbraco Developer
10 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (88.89%) .NET
2 25 (55.56%) ASP.NET
3 24 (53.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 18 (40.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 16 (35.56%) .NET Framework
6 15 (33.33%) WCF
7 12 (26.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 6 (13.33%) HTML
9 4 (8.89%) CSS
10 3 (6.67%) REST
10 3 (6.67%) LINQ
10 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (6.67%) AngularJS
10 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 3 (6.67%) Web Services
11 2 (4.44%) jQuery
11 2 (4.44%) Google Maps API
11 2 (4.44%) AppFabric
11 2 (4.44%) HTML5
11 2 (4.44%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.44%) GIS
2 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (88.89%) MVC
2 19 (42.22%) TDD
3 18 (40.00%) Multithreading
4 15 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (33.33%) Scrum
5 11 (24.44%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (13.33%) CQRS
7 3 (6.67%) Workflow
8 2 (4.44%) Risk Management
8 2 (4.44%) SOA
8 2 (4.44%) ETL
8 2 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (4.44%) High Availability
9 1 (2.22%) Memory Management
9 1 (2.22%) Software Architecture
9 1 (2.22%) System Testing
9 1 (2.22%) Data Migration
9 1 (2.22%) Dependency Injection
9 1 (2.22%) Domain-Driven Design
9 1 (2.22%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 42 (93.33%) SQL
2 26 (57.78%) C#
3 12 (26.67%) PL/SQL
4 8 (17.78%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.67%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.22%) C++
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 33 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 14 (31.11%) Oracle
3 1 (2.22%) Google
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