The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 19 24 18
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 3.06% 0.92% 1.28%
As % of the Cloud Services category 75.00% 50.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year
+34.61% -
Microsoft Azure
UK

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

Cloud Services Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 4.08% 1.83% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £16.86
% change year-on-year
-2.52% +18.60%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim - 3 - - 3
Microsoft Azure
UK

Microsoft Azure
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 3 (100.00%) VBA
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) OLAP
1 3 (100.00%) MS Office
1 3 (100.00%) XML
1 3 (100.00%) UML
1 3 (100.00%) MS Visio
1 3 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 3 (100.00%) OLAP Cube

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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.

Applications
1 3 (100.00%) MS Office
1 3 (100.00%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (100.00%) OLAP
1 3 (100.00%) OLAP Cube
1 3 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft BI Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 3 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 3 (100.00%) VBA
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft