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 14 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
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
Rank 549 550 578
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +28
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 23 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.026% 0.007%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.21% 0.12% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 4
Average daily rate
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£390 £375 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £175 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £200 £300
% change year-on-year
+87.50% -33.33%
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
11097 10805 11850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.04% 21.49% 20.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6885 6542 6951
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 £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 222 280
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.95 £51.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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
Top 20 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 14 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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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 0 23 £390 +4.00% 5
London +19 18 £390 -8.23% 2
City of London - 5 £400 - 1
South East -9 1 £475 +171.42%
West Midlands - - - - 1
Scotland - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Essex - - - -
Suffolk - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Brighton - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Ipswich - - - - 1
Leatherhead - - - -
Leeds - - - -

Azure SQL Database
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 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 34 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (91.18%) SQL
3 29 (85.29%) .NET
3 29 (85.29%) MVC
4 28 (82.35%) C#
5 26 (76.47%) Microsoft
6 21 (61.76%) TDD
6 21 (61.76%) ASP.NET
7 20 (58.82%) ASP.NET MVC
7 20 (58.82%) PaaS
8 18 (52.94%) Multithreading
9 17 (50.00%) HTTP
10 15 (44.12%) SQL Server
11 13 (38.24%) MS Excel
12 11 (32.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 10 (29.41%) Enterprise Architecture
14 9 (26.47%) .NET Framework
15 8 (23.53%) WCF
15 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
15 8 (23.53%) JavaScript
16 7 (20.59%) Windows
17 6 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
17 6 (17.65%) SQL Server 2012
17 6 (17.65%) Scrum
18 5 (14.71%) LINQ
18 5 (14.71%) Oracle
18 5 (14.71%) AngularJS
18 5 (14.71%) NoSQL
18 5 (14.71%) CQRS
19 4 (11.76%) KnockoutJS

Azure SQL Database
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 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 (8.82%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 13 (38.24%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 34 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (58.82%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (50.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (44.12%) SQL Server
2 6 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (17.65%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (14.71%) NoSQL
4 3 (8.82%) RavenDB
5 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database
5 2 (5.88%) OLAP
5 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (5.88%) Oracle OLAP
5 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (8.82%) Jasmine
2 3 (8.82%) Subversion
2 3 (8.82%) TeamCity
2 3 (8.82%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (5.88%) Games
2 1 (2.94%) Banking
2 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.94%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 33 (97.06%) Developer
2 22 (64.71%) C# Developer
3 14 (41.18%) C# .NET Developer
4 12 (35.29%) .NET Developer
5 7 (20.59%) Agile C# Developer
6 5 (14.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (8.82%) Consultant
7 3 (8.82%) Senior Developer
7 3 (8.82%) Senior .NET Developer
8 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 2 (5.88%) .NET Programmer
8 2 (5.88%) Programmer
8 2 (5.88%) Business Developer
8 2 (5.88%) Database Developer
9 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (85.29%) .NET
2 21 (61.76%) ASP.NET
3 20 (58.82%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (32.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 9 (26.47%) .NET Framework
6 8 (23.53%) WCF
7 5 (14.71%) LINQ
7 5 (14.71%) AngularJS
8 4 (11.76%) HTML
8 4 (11.76%) KnockoutJS
8 4 (11.76%) jQuery
9 3 (8.82%) MSMQ
9 3 (8.82%) Web Services
9 3 (8.82%) Ember.js
9 3 (8.82%) Backbone.js
9 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 3 (8.82%) Durandal
9 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (5.88%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) GIS
2 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.59%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (85.29%) MVC
2 21 (61.76%) TDD
3 18 (52.94%) Multithreading
4 10 (29.41%) Enterprise Architecture
5 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (17.65%) Scrum
7 5 (14.71%) CQRS
8 4 (11.76%) SOA
9 3 (8.82%) Migration
9 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (8.82%) Systems Analysis
9 3 (8.82%) System Testing
9 3 (8.82%) Data Migration
9 3 (8.82%) Domain-Driven Design
9 3 (8.82%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (8.82%) Unit Testing
9 3 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (5.88%) ETL
10 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (5.88%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (91.18%) SQL
2 28 (82.35%) C#
3 8 (23.53%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.82%) PL/SQL
4 3 (8.82%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.94%) C++
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 26 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 5 (14.71%) Oracle
3 1 (2.94%) Google
City Of London
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
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Posted: 20 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £360 per day
Posted: 20 days ago