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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
Rank 590 588 574
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -14
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 35 28 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.050% 0.027%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.26% 0.23% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 24 4
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£400 £425 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +54.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £380 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 - £275
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
13241 11948 11657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.61% 21.48% 22.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 8690 7380 7206
Average daily rate £401 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 179 204
Average hourly rate £32.75 £30.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.16% -1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.47 £13.04 £16.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.45 £67.00 £50.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.83% -7.69%

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 28 August 2015.

Azure SQL Database Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Azure SQL Database
Top 24 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 28 August 2015. 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 -7 33 £403 -5.29% 7
London +11 19 £410 -3.52% 6
East Midlands - 5 £338 -
South East - 5 £456 - 1
Northamptonshire - 5 £338 -
Surrey - 4 £500 - 1
City of London +3 3 £500 +25.00% 2
Staines - 3 - - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 £400 -
Merseyside - 1 £305 -
Middlesex - 1 £413 -
Luton - 1 £400 -
Sheffield - 1 £400 -
Farnham - 1 £500 -
West Wales - 1 £300 -
Staffordshire - 1 £400 -
Yorkshire - 1 £400 -
North West - 1 £305 -
West Midlands - 1 £400 -
East of England - 1 £400 -
Wales - 1 £300 -
Swansea - 1 £300 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £400 -
Hounslow - 1 £405 -

Azure SQL Database
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 43 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (93.02%) SQL
3 28 (65.12%) C#
4 26 (60.47%) .NET
5 17 (39.53%) SQL Server
5 17 (39.53%) Microsoft
6 14 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (27.91%) JavaScript
7 12 (27.91%) T-SQL
8 11 (25.58%) Windows
8 11 (25.58%) MVC
8 11 (25.58%) Git (software)
9 10 (23.26%) TDD
9 10 (23.26%) ASP.NET
10 9 (20.93%) Oracle
10 9 (20.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (20.93%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (20.93%) ASP.NET Web API
11 8 (18.60%) MongoDB
11 8 (18.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (18.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (18.60%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (18.60%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (16.28%) Subversion
12 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
12 7 (16.28%) MDX
12 7 (16.28%) Windows Mobile
12 7 (16.28%) Xamarin
12 7 (16.28%) Oracle Database

Azure SQL Database
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 (6.98%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 43 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (6.98%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (4.65%) PaaS
4 2 (4.65%) GitHub
5 1 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (39.53%) SQL Server
2 9 (20.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (18.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (18.60%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (18.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 8 (18.60%) MongoDB
4 7 (16.28%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (16.28%) Oracle Database
5 6 (13.95%) QlikView
6 4 (9.30%) SQLite
6 4 (9.30%) CouchDB
6 4 (9.30%) MySQL
7 2 (4.65%) OLAP
8 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
8 1 (2.33%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (2.33%) Apache Hive
8 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (2.33%) Hadoop
8 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (25.58%) Git (software)
2 7 (16.28%) Subversion
3 4 (9.30%) SpecFlow
4 3 (6.98%) Jenkins
4 3 (6.98%) Hudson
4 3 (6.98%) Maven
4 3 (6.98%) JIRA
4 3 (6.98%) Ant
5 2 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.33%) Moq
6 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.33%) NUnit
6 1 (2.33%) ReSharper
6 1 (2.33%) NCrunch
General
1 1 (2.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 35 (81.40%) Developer
2 17 (39.53%) .NET Developer
3 7 (16.28%) C# Developer
4 6 (13.95%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Full Stack Developer
5 4 (9.30%) iOS Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Business Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Analyst Developer
7 2 (4.65%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Lead Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Junior Developer
7 2 (4.65%) ETL Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Junior .NET Developer
7 2 (4.65%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Cloud Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) AWS Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Junior
7 2 (4.65%) Mid-Level .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (60.47%) .NET
2 10 (23.26%) ASP.NET
3 9 (20.93%) ASP.NET MVC
3 9 (20.93%) ASP.NET Web API
4 7 (16.28%) MDX
5 6 (13.95%) .NET Framework
6 5 (11.63%) Entity Framework
6 5 (11.63%) Web Services
7 4 (9.30%) SOAP
7 4 (9.30%) REST
7 4 (9.30%) Reactive Extensions
7 4 (9.30%) React
7 4 (9.30%) AngularJS
7 4 (9.30%) SignalR
8 3 (6.98%) HTML
9 2 (4.65%) CSS
10 1 (2.33%) XML
10 1 (2.33%) ActiveX
10 1 (2.33%) X-Windows
10 1 (2.33%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.98%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (6.98%) Hedge funds
3 2 (4.65%) Blog
4 1 (2.33%) Replication
4 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.58%) Windows
2 7 (16.28%) Windows Mobile
3 4 (9.30%) Apple iOS
4 3 (6.98%) VMS
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (25.58%) MVC
3 10 (23.26%) TDD
4 8 (18.60%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (13.95%) Mobile Development
5 6 (13.95%) ETL
6 5 (11.63%) Scrum
6 5 (11.63%) Unit Testing
7 4 (9.30%) iOS Development
7 4 (9.30%) Test Automation
7 4 (9.30%) Complex Event Processing
7 4 (9.30%) BDD
7 4 (9.30%) Progressive Enhancement
7 4 (9.30%) Software Engineering
7 4 (9.30%) Data Modelling
8 3 (6.98%) Configuration Management
8 3 (6.98%) Service Management
8 3 (6.98%) Use Case
8 3 (6.98%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 40 (93.02%) SQL
2 28 (65.12%) C#
3 12 (27.91%) JavaScript
3 12 (27.91%) T-SQL
4 4 (9.30%) Objective-C
4 4 (9.30%) Apple Swift
5 3 (6.98%) Python
5 3 (6.98%) Ruby
5 3 (6.98%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (2.33%) TypeScript
6 1 (2.33%) VB
6 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (2.33%) MCSE
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (6.98%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) SCCM
1 3 (6.98%) SCOM
1 3 (6.98%) Puppet
1 3 (6.98%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (6.98%) Ansible
Vendors
1 17 (39.53%) Microsoft
2 9 (20.93%) Oracle
3 7 (16.28%) Xamarin
4 6 (13.95%) Cognos
5 3 (6.98%) Splunk
5 3 (6.98%) Dell
6 1 (2.33%) Apple
6 1 (2.33%) Sitecore
6 1 (2.33%) Twitter
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