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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
UK
Rank 523 577 612
Rank change year-on-year
+54 +35
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 73 47 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.092% 0.015%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.72% 0.41% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 30 5
Median daily rate £500 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +41.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
+20.37% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 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
10119 11469 11494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.32% 22.42% 22.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6846 7708 7431
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 209 158
Median hourly rate £36.25 £37.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.02% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.85 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £60.62 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+16.92% -

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 21 February 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 25 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 21 February 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 +55 69 £513 +17.14% 26
London +43 51 £550 +10.00% 14
South East +15 9 £250 -41.17% 4
City of London -1 6 £525 +2.43% 6
Yorkshire +4 5 £425 +30.76% 2
Southampton - 5 - -
Hampshire - 5 - - 1
West Yorkshire +12 4 - - 2
Scotland - 4 £488 - 1
Bradford - 4 - -
Glasgow - 3 £488 - 1
Berkshire +20 2 £250 -
West Midlands -2 2 £388 -22.50% 1
North West - 2 £350 -
Merseyside - 2 £350 -
Reading - 2 £250 -
Twickenham - 2 £400 -
Surrey +11 1 £550 - 2
Coventry -10 1 - -
Southwark - 1 £200 -
West Sussex - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 £425 -
Sheffield - 1 £425 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Chichester - 1 - -

Azure SQL Database
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 130 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 124 (95.38%) SQL
3 81 (62.31%) SQL Server
4 68 (52.31%) .NET
5 58 (44.62%) C#
6 56 (43.08%) Microsoft
7 42 (32.31%) Business Intelligence
8 41 (31.54%) Agile Software Development
9 38 (29.23%) Git (software)
10 37 (28.46%) ASP.NET
10 37 (28.46%) AngularJS
11 36 (27.69%) JavaScript
12 33 (25.38%) TDD
13 32 (24.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 32 (24.62%) ASP.NET Web API
13 32 (24.62%) Power BI
14 27 (20.77%) Data Warehouse
15 26 (20.00%) PaaS
15 26 (20.00%) NoSQL
16 25 (19.23%) React
16 25 (19.23%) MVVM
16 25 (19.23%) T-SQL
17 24 (18.46%) BDD
17 24 (18.46%) SQL Server 2012
18 22 (16.92%) ETL
18 22 (16.92%) Scrum
19 21 (16.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 21 (16.15%) IaaS
20 20 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
20 20 (15.38%) 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 8 (6.15%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.85%) IIS
3 4 (3.08%) Apache Spark
4 3 (2.31%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.54%) CMS
5 2 (1.54%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.77%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.77%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (6.15%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 130 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (20.00%) PaaS
3 21 (16.15%) IaaS
4 10 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (7.69%) Data Lake Analytics
5 9 (6.92%) TestFlight
6 7 (5.38%) Azure Machine Learning
6 7 (5.38%) Office 365
7 5 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (3.85%) GitHub
8 2 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.54%) AMQP
2 8 (6.15%) DNS
2 8 (6.15%) Firewall
3 6 (4.62%) VPN
4 5 (3.85%) HTTP
4 5 (3.85%) SSL
4 5 (3.85%) VLAN
5 4 (3.08%) Network Security
6 3 (2.31%) DHCP
6 3 (2.31%) FTP
6 3 (2.31%) HTTPS
6 3 (2.31%) SMTP
6 3 (2.31%) Telnet
7 1 (0.77%) BGP
7 1 (0.77%) DAB
7 1 (0.77%) MPLS
7 1 (0.77%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (62.31%) SQL Server
2 32 (24.62%) Power BI
2 32 (24.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 27 (20.77%) Data Warehouse
4 26 (20.00%) NoSQL
5 24 (18.46%) SQL Server 2012
6 21 (16.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 20 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 15 (11.54%) SQL Server 2016
9 13 (10.00%) MongoDB
10 11 (8.46%) QlikView
11 10 (7.69%) Big Data
11 10 (7.69%) Data Lake
11 10 (7.69%) MySQL
11 10 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
12 9 (6.92%) CouchDB
12 9 (6.92%) SQLite
13 7 (5.38%) OLAP
14 6 (4.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 5 (3.85%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 38 (29.23%) Git (software)
2 16 (12.31%) SpecFlow
2 16 (12.31%) Subversion
3 14 (10.77%) Visual Studio
4 8 (6.15%) Octopus Deploy
5 7 (5.38%) Selenium
6 4 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (3.08%) WebDriver
7 3 (2.31%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.31%) Jenkins
7 3 (2.31%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.54%) Bower
8 2 (1.54%) FxCop
8 2 (1.54%) Grunt
8 2 (1.54%) StyleCop
9 1 (0.77%) Burp Suite
9 1 (0.77%) JIRA
9 1 (0.77%) JMeter
General
1 10 (7.69%) Finance
2 6 (4.62%) Banking
3 3 (2.31%) Legal
3 3 (2.31%) Retail
4 2 (1.54%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.77%) Advertising
5 1 (0.77%) Games
5 1 (0.77%) German Language
5 1 (0.77%) Music Industry
5 1 (0.77%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 72 (55.38%) Developer
2 40 (30.77%) C# Developer
3 27 (20.77%) .NET Developer
4 25 (19.23%) Architect
4 25 (19.23%) C# .NET Developer
5 24 (18.46%) Azure Developer
6 17 (13.08%) ASP.NET Developer
6 17 (13.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 15 (11.54%) Consultant
8 14 (10.77%) Azure Architect
9 13 (10.00%) Angular Developer
10 12 (9.23%) JavaScript Developer
11 11 (8.46%) Senior Developer
12 9 (6.92%) Azure Consultant
12 9 (6.92%) Business Intelligence Consultant
12 9 (6.92%) C# WPF Developer
12 9 (6.92%) iOS Developer
12 9 (6.92%) Senior iOS Developer
12 9 (6.92%) WPF Developer
13 8 (6.15%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (52.31%) .NET
2 37 (28.46%) AngularJS
2 37 (28.46%) ASP.NET
3 32 (24.62%) ASP.NET Web API
4 25 (19.23%) React
5 18 (13.85%) Reactive Extensions
5 18 (13.85%) SignalR
6 17 (13.08%) MSMQ
7 16 (12.31%) Angular 2
8 15 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC
8 15 (11.54%) NancyFx
8 15 (11.54%) WebSockets
8 15 (11.54%) WPF
9 14 (10.77%) Web Services
10 12 (9.23%) .NET Framework
10 12 (9.23%) SOAP
11 11 (8.46%) REST
12 9 (6.92%) Cocoa
12 9 (6.92%) Cocoa Touch
13 5 (3.85%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.54%) Fintech
2 9 (6.92%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.85%) Blog
5 4 (3.08%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.08%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.31%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.54%) Clustering
7 2 (1.54%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.54%) Replication
8 1 (0.77%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.77%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.77%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.77%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.77%) Windows
2 9 (6.92%) Apple iOS
3 8 (6.15%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.77%) Linux
6 1 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (32.31%) Business Intelligence
2 41 (31.54%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (25.38%) TDD
4 25 (19.23%) MVVM
5 24 (18.46%) BDD
6 22 (16.92%) ETL
6 22 (16.92%) Scrum
7 20 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (13.85%) Domain-Driven Design
8 18 (13.85%) Microservices
9 17 (13.08%) MVC
10 14 (10.77%) E-Commerce
11 13 (10.00%) Analytics
12 12 (9.23%) Dashboard Development
12 12 (9.23%) Kimball Methodology
13 11 (8.46%) Data Modelling
13 11 (8.46%) DevOps
13 11 (8.46%) Migration
13 11 (8.46%) Software Engineering
13 11 (8.46%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 124 (95.38%) SQL
2 58 (44.62%) C#
3 36 (27.69%) JavaScript
4 25 (19.23%) T-SQL
5 14 (10.77%) PowerShell
6 9 (6.92%) Apple Swift
6 9 (6.92%) Objective-C
7 4 (3.08%) Scala
8 3 (2.31%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 3 (2.31%) Java
9 2 (1.54%) C++
9 2 (1.54%) PHP
9 2 (1.54%) Python
10 1 (0.77%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.77%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.77%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (3.08%) MCSE
3 2 (1.54%) Degree
4 1 (0.77%) MCDBA
4 1 (0.77%) MCITP
4 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.85%) QA
2 3 (2.31%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.77%) HL7
System Software
1 15 (11.54%) Virtual Machines
2 14 (10.77%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.31%) Docker
5 2 (1.54%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.77%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.77%) etcd
Systems Management
1 7 (5.38%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.31%) Puppet
3 2 (1.54%) Ansible
3 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.54%) SCOM
4 1 (0.77%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.77%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.77%) SCCM
4 1 (0.77%) WSUS
Vendors
1 56 (43.08%) Microsoft
2 15 (11.54%) Tableau
3 5 (3.85%) ESRI
3 5 (3.85%) IBM
3 5 (3.85%) Informatica
3 5 (3.85%) Oracle
3 5 (3.85%) SAP
4 4 (3.08%) VMware
5 2 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.54%) SaltStack
6 1 (0.77%) Alteryx
6 1 (0.77%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.77%) CA
6 1 (0.77%) Cognos
6 1 (0.77%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.77%) Veeam
North London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago