The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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)
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 66 -
Rank change year-on-year +8 -  
Contract jobs citing Azure SQL Database 1 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.15% 0.59% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.84% 3.17% -
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 Reading with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 119 189 167
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 18.09% 18.60% 16.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 127 95
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 3
Median hourly rate £9.50 £9.50 £55.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -82.92%  
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 Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

Azure SQL Database
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure SQL Database in Reading

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 Reading region with a requirement for Azure SQL Database.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (66.67%) HTML5
2 2 (66.67%) Entity Framework
2 2 (66.67%) Node.js
2 2 (66.67%) CSS3
2 2 (66.67%) AngularJS
2 2 (66.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (66.67%) Grunt
2 2 (66.67%) Bower
2 2 (66.67%) Web Development
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) LINQ
2 2 (66.67%) jQuery
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Time Management
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (66.67%) Wireframes
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) MVC

Azure SQL Database
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Bower
1 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (66.67%) Grunt
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) C# Programmer
2 2 (66.67%) Full Stack Developer
2 2 (66.67%) HTML Developer
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript Developer
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Programmer
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Azure Developer
3 1 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) AngularJS
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) CSS3
2 2 (66.67%) Entity Framework
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) HTML5
2 2 (66.67%) jQuery
2 2 (66.67%) LINQ
2 2 (66.67%) Node.js
2 2 (66.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
1 2 (66.67%) Time Management
1 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Web Development
1 2 (66.67%) Wireframes
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript