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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
Rank 612 606 605
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 45 55 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.096% 0.065%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.37% 0.42% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 39 32
Median daily rate £500 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £348 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £400 -
% change year-on-year
+16.25% -
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
12145 13124 12302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.69% 22.94% 21.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 8044 8698 7789
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 199 201
Median hourly rate £36.00 £33.55 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.30% +34.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.53 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £45.00 £56.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.32 £33.55 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.25% +49.11%

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 27 September 2016.

Azure SQL Database Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 September 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 +18 43 £500 +17.64% 16
London -23 17 £550 +29.41% 5
South East +20 13 £465 +1.91% 5
City of London +19 12 £538 +19.44% 5
Surrey +7 9 £465 -7.00% 5
Bristol - 6 £550 - 1
South West - 6 £550 - 3
Farnham -7 4 - -
West Midlands -20 3 £463 +15.62%
Berkshire - 3 £500 -
East of England +6 2 £413 +3.12%
Channel Islands - 2 £463 -
Jersey - 2 £463 -
Norfolk - 2 £413 -
Yorkshire - 2 £338 -
Egham - 2 £465 -
Norwich - 2 £413 -
Staines -9 1 £465 -19.13%
Birmingham - 1 £500 -
Coventry - 1 £325 -
Sheffield - 1 £325 -
Bracknell - 1 £375 -
Reading - 1 £600 -
Leeds - 1 £350 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £300 -

Azure SQL Database
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 116 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 112 (96.55%) SQL
3 64 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (50.86%) .NET
5 55 (47.41%) Microsoft
6 54 (46.55%) Git (software)
7 50 (43.10%) SQL Server
8 37 (31.90%) Scrum
9 36 (31.03%) PowerShell
10 34 (29.31%) DevOps
11 33 (28.45%) C#
12 32 (27.59%) IaaS
13 31 (26.72%) Continuous Integration
14 28 (24.14%) TDD
15 27 (23.28%) Visual Studio
16 25 (21.55%) PaaS
17 23 (19.83%) Mobile App
17 23 (19.83%) Team Foundation Server
17 23 (19.83%) Configuration Management
18 22 (18.97%) JavaScript
18 22 (18.97%) MongoDB
19 21 (18.10%) REST
19 21 (18.10%) Web Services
19 21 (18.10%) Active Directory
20 20 (17.24%) SOAP
20 20 (17.24%) MySQL
20 20 (17.24%) ASP.NET
20 20 (17.24%) Software Engineering
20 20 (17.24%) Cocoa
20 20 (17.24%) Objective-C

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 11 (9.48%) NServiceBus
1 11 (9.48%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.45%) OpenStack
3 3 (2.59%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.72%) IIS
5 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.86%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.86%) SAS
5 1 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.86%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (7.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (8.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.72%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 116 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (27.59%) IaaS
3 25 (21.55%) PaaS
4 20 (17.24%) TestFlight
5 16 (13.79%) Azure Active Directory
6 12 (10.34%) Office 365
7 8 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (4.31%) Azure Machine Learning
8 5 (4.31%) SaaS
9 4 (3.45%) GitHub
10 1 (0.86%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.62%) Network Security
2 1 (0.86%) DNS
2 1 (0.86%) Firewall
2 1 (0.86%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (43.10%) SQL Server
2 22 (18.97%) MongoDB
3 20 (17.24%) CouchDB
3 20 (17.24%) MySQL
3 20 (17.24%) SQLite
4 13 (11.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (10.34%) Power BI
6 11 (9.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (9.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (6.03%) HDInsight
7 7 (6.03%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (6.03%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (5.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 5 (4.31%) Big Data
9 5 (4.31%) NoSQL
10 4 (3.45%) Data Lake
11 3 (2.59%) Microsoft Power View
11 3 (2.59%) PowerPivot
11 3 (2.59%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 54 (46.55%) Git (software)
2 27 (23.28%) Visual Studio
3 23 (19.83%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (7.76%) Octopus Deploy
5 8 (6.90%) FxCop
5 8 (6.90%) StyleCop
6 6 (5.17%) JIRA
7 5 (4.31%) Jenkins
7 5 (4.31%) Subversion
8 4 (3.45%) Selenium
9 3 (2.59%) Ant
9 3 (2.59%) Hudson
9 3 (2.59%) Maven
9 3 (2.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (2.59%) WebDriver
10 2 (1.72%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.86%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.86%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.86%) MSBuild
11 1 (0.86%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 6 (5.17%) Finance
2 3 (2.59%) Banking
3 2 (1.72%) Retail
4 1 (0.86%) Automotive
4 1 (0.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 54 (46.55%) Developer
2 24 (20.69%) DevOps Engineer
3 20 (17.24%) iOS Developer
3 20 (17.24%) Senior Developer
3 20 (17.24%) Senior iOS Developer
4 18 (15.52%) Azure DevOps
4 18 (15.52%) Azure Engineer
5 15 (12.93%) C# Developer
6 13 (11.21%) .NET Developer
7 12 (10.34%) Consultant
8 11 (9.48%) Azure Consultant
8 11 (9.48%) Full Stack Developer
8 11 (9.48%) Senior DevOps
8 11 (9.48%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 9 (7.76%) Architect
9 9 (7.76%) Azure Architect
10 7 (6.03%) Azure Developer
10 7 (6.03%) C# .NET Developer
11 6 (5.17%) PowerShell Engineer
12 5 (4.31%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (50.86%) .NET
2 21 (18.10%) REST
2 21 (18.10%) Web Services
3 20 (17.24%) ASP.NET
3 20 (17.24%) Cocoa
3 20 (17.24%) Cocoa Touch
3 20 (17.24%) SOAP
4 14 (12.07%) AngularJS
4 14 (12.07%) ASP.NET MVC
5 13 (11.21%) ASP.NET Web API
6 9 (7.76%) HTML
7 7 (6.03%) React
7 7 (6.03%) WCF
8 6 (5.17%) .NET Framework
8 6 (5.17%) HTML5
9 5 (4.31%) KnockoutJS
10 4 (3.45%) CSS
11 3 (2.59%) jQuery
11 3 (2.59%) MSMQ
11 3 (2.59%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 23 (19.83%) Mobile App
2 6 (5.17%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (4.31%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.45%) Blog
5 3 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.59%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.72%) Clustering
6 2 (1.72%) Minimum Viable Product
6 2 (1.72%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.72%) Replication
6 2 (1.72%) Statistics
7 1 (0.86%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.86%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.86%) Neural Network
7 1 (0.86%) PKI
7 1 (0.86%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (17.24%) Apple iOS
2 18 (15.52%) Windows
3 13 (11.21%) Windows Server
4 11 (9.48%) VMS
5 2 (1.72%) Linux
5 2 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (31.90%) Scrum
3 34 (29.31%) DevOps
4 31 (26.72%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (24.14%) TDD
6 23 (19.83%) Configuration Management
7 20 (17.24%) iOS Development
7 20 (17.24%) Progressive Enhancement
7 20 (17.24%) Software Engineering
7 20 (17.24%) Test Automation
7 20 (17.24%) Unit Testing
8 17 (14.66%) E-Commerce
8 17 (14.66%) MVC
9 16 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (12.07%) High Availability
10 14 (12.07%) Performance Monitoring
11 13 (11.21%) Application Performance Monitoring
11 13 (11.21%) Kanban
11 13 (11.21%) Performance Management
11 13 (11.21%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 112 (96.55%) SQL
2 36 (31.03%) PowerShell
3 33 (28.45%) C#
4 22 (18.97%) JavaScript
5 20 (17.24%) Apple Swift
5 20 (17.24%) Objective-C
6 14 (12.07%) T-SQL
7 9 (7.76%) Python
8 6 (5.17%) Ruby
9 5 (4.31%) R
10 3 (2.59%) C
11 2 (1.72%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 2 (1.72%) Java
11 2 (1.72%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.86%) PHP
12 1 (0.86%) Scala
12 1 (0.86%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (4.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.72%) MCSE
3 1 (0.86%) Degree
3 1 (0.86%) MCITP
3 1 (0.86%) MCSA
3 1 (0.86%) MCTS
3 1 (0.86%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.72%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.86%) QA
System Software
1 21 (18.10%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.45%) Docker
3 1 (0.86%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 20 (17.24%) Puppet
2 18 (15.52%) SCOM
3 14 (12.07%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (10.34%) SCCM
5 5 (4.31%) Ansible
6 2 (1.72%) WSUS
7 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.86%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 55 (47.41%) Microsoft
2 13 (11.21%) AppDynamics
2 13 (11.21%) Dynatrace
2 13 (11.21%) New Relic
3 8 (6.90%) SaltStack
4 5 (4.31%) Splunk
5 3 (2.59%) Dell
6 2 (1.72%) Barracuda Networks
6 2 (1.72%) SAP
6 2 (1.72%) Tableau
7 1 (0.86%) Cognos
7 1 (0.86%) Mercator
7 1 (0.86%) Oracle
7 1 (0.86%) Teradata
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