The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 26 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 22 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 3.33% - -
As % of the Cloud Services category 66.67% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £403
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £39.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-54.48% +122.85%
Microsoft Azure
County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Cloud Services Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
6 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 5.00% 3.03% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.12%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £22.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-21.11% +30.43%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Belfast region citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Belfast region.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure 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 Belfast region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) SLA
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (75.00%) Apple
1 3 (75.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (75.00%) Wireless
1 3 (75.00%) IP Telephony
1 3 (75.00%) Supplier Management
1 3 (75.00%) Smartphone
1 3 (75.00%) Data Protection
1 3 (75.00%) Android
1 3 (75.00%) Office 365
1 3 (75.00%) BYOD
1 3 (75.00%) Core Data
2 1 (25.00%) Qlik Sense
2 1 (25.00%) Power BI
2 1 (25.00%) Big Data
2 1 (25.00%) Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (25.00%) Azure Machine Learning
2 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (25.00%) R
2 1 (25.00%) Tableau
2 1 (25.00%) Machine Learning
2 1 (25.00%) Predictive Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) QlikView
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) Office 365
2 1 (25.00%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) IP Telephony
1 3 (75.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Big Data
1 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
1 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (25.00%) Power BI
1 1 (25.00%) Qlik Sense
1 1 (25.00%) QlikView
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) ICT Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) ICT Support
1 3 (75.00%) ICT Support Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Senior Support Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Business Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Core Data
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) BYOD
1 3 (75.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Android
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Data Protection
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (75.00%) Supplier Management
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Machine Learning
2 1 (25.00%) Predictive Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (25.00%) R
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Apple
2 1 (25.00%) Tableau