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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 24 13 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 2 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 1.69% 5.62% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 40.00% 100.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Average daily rate
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£388 £188 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+106.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 - -
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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
5 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 4.24% 5.62% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Average daily rate £388 £188 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+106.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+60.71% -25.33%

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
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) OO
1 1 (50.00%) CRM
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Pair Programming
1 1 (50.00%) JSON
1 1 (50.00%) jQuery
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) HTML5
1 1 (50.00%) Social Media
1 1 (50.00%) Mocha
1 1 (50.00%) Node.js
1 1 (50.00%) CSS3
1 1 (50.00%) Backbone.js
1 1 (50.00%) QUnit
1 1 (50.00%) Jasmine
1 1 (50.00%) Ember.js
1 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (50.00%) Grunt
1 1 (50.00%) Dependency Management
1 1 (50.00%) Bower
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) Node.js
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Mocha
1 1 (50.00%) QUnit
1 1 (50.00%) Jasmine
1 1 (50.00%) Grunt
1 1 (50.00%) Bower
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Web Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Applications Support
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Web Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Support Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Applications Support Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Applications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) JSON
1 1 (50.00%) jQuery
1 1 (50.00%) HTML5
1 1 (50.00%) CSS3
1 1 (50.00%) Backbone.js
1 1 (50.00%) Ember.js
1 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Social Media
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) OO
1 1 (50.00%) CRM
1 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Pair Programming
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript