The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category for the Belfast region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank - - 25
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast - - 0.63%
As % of the Cloud Services category - - 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £13.50
Cloud Services Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
0 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast - 0.93% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Average daily rate - £525 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £32.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-48.43% +137.03%
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Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Microsoft Azure
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing Microsoft Azure 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 Microsoft Azure.

1 3 (75.00%) Billing
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
1 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (50.00%) French Language
2 2 (50.00%) German Language
2 2 (50.00%) Spanish Language
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing Microsoft Azure 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 Microsoft Azure. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) Cloud Computing
General
1 3 (75.00%) Billing
2 2 (50.00%) French Language
2 2 (50.00%) German Language
2 2 (50.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft