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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 120 -
Rank change year-on-year +23 -  
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 2 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.11% 0.28% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.73% 2.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £425 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £300
% change year-on-year +7.14% +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 275 332 370
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 15.04% 13.36% 12.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 215 213
Median daily rate £416 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.06% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £281 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 6
Median hourly rate £9.50 £11.56 £55.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.83% -79.22%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.24 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.35% -  

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

Azure SQL Database
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 March 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
Reading +8 1 - - 1
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Azure SQL Database
South East

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (60.00%) C#
4 2 (40.00%) Web Development
4 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (40.00%) jQuery
4 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Time Management
4 2 (40.00%) LINQ
4 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (40.00%) HTML5
4 2 (40.00%) Entity Framework
4 2 (40.00%) Node.js
4 2 (40.00%) CSS3
4 2 (40.00%) HTML
4 2 (40.00%) Project Management
4 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (40.00%) CSS
4 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (40.00%) Grunt
4 2 (40.00%) Bower
4 2 (40.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (40.00%) Wireframes
5 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (20.00%) IaaS

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 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (20.00%) IaaS
3 1 (20.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Bower
1 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (40.00%) Grunt
1 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) C# Developer
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) C# Programmer
2 2 (40.00%) Full Stack Developer
2 2 (40.00%) HTML Developer
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript Developer
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Programmer
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Architect
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Azure Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Azure Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (40.00%) CSS
2 2 (40.00%) CSS3
2 2 (40.00%) Entity Framework
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) HTML5
2 2 (40.00%) jQuery
2 2 (40.00%) LINQ
2 2 (40.00%) Node.js
2 2 (40.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Project Management
1 2 (40.00%) Time Management
1 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Web Development
1 2 (40.00%) Wireframes
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) MVC
2 1 (20.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (20.00%) Java
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Veeam
1 1 (20.00%) VMware