The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Azure SQL Database skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Azure SQL Database over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 112 112
Rank change year-on-year +14 0  
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 1 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.054% 0.30% 0.082%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.29% 2.08% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
Median daily rate £475 £525 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +40.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £431 £375
% change year-on-year -1.44% +15.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 -

Azure SQL Database is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 350 336 367
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 19.05% 14.45% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 188 218
Median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 3
Median hourly rate £9.50 £9.50 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -46.47%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +24.59% +17.30%  

Azure SQL Database
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Azure SQL Database as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for Azure SQL Database in Berkshire

Azure SQL Database
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure SQL Database in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Azure SQL Database.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (33.33%) PaaS
3 1 (33.33%) IaaS
3 1 (33.33%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (33.33%) Master Data Management
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) Power BI
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (33.33%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Data Management
3 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (33.33%) Use Case
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared

Azure SQL Database
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (33.33%) Azure Data Factory
2 1 (33.33%) IaaS
2 1 (33.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (33.33%) Power BI
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Azure Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Azure Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Azure Developer
1 1 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
1 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Cloud Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Power BI Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Data Management
1 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
1 1 (33.33%) Master Data Management
1 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
1 1 (33.33%) MVC
1 1 (33.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft