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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
County Antrim / Belfast
Rank 32 21 23
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 4 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 1.76% 3.03% 1.10%
As % of the Cloud Services category 30.77% 75.00% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.88 £35.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-57.50% +34.61%

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
13 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 5.73% 4.04% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £293 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.87% +3.22%
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-12.79% -8.25%

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 9 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 8 (100.00%) Linux
1 8 (100.00%) Python
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 8 (100.00%) Migration
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (100.00%) Ansible
1 8 (100.00%) AWS Certification
1 8 (100.00%) Identity Access Management

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:

Cloud Services
1 8 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Architect
1 8 (100.00%) Cloud Architect
2 4 (50.00%) AWS Architect
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (100.00%) Identity Access Management
1 8 (100.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) AWS Certification
System Software
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (100.00%) Ansible