Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for Microsoft Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 34 -
Rank change year-on-year -34 - -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 12 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 1.95% 2.69% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 26.67% 50.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 0
Northern Ireland median daily rate £350 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - -
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £26.38 £37.50
% change year-on-year +42.18% -29.67% +44.23%

Microsoft Azure is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 45 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 7.32% 5.39% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 5 3
Northern Ireland median daily rate £400 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -11.11% +16.13%
10th Percentile £350 £366 £425
90th Percentile £575 £400 £475
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK median hourly rate £19.63 £18.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year +9.03% -15.29% +18.06%

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Microsoft Azure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in Northern Ireland

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Northern Ireland

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim -42 10 £350 -12.50% 2
Microsoft Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (66.67%) CRM
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 6 (50.00%) Service Design
4 4 (33.33%) DevOps
5 3 (25.00%) Ansible
5 3 (25.00%) Migration
5 3 (25.00%) Linux
5 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (16.67%) Python
6 2 (16.67%) SQL
6 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
6 2 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
7 1 (8.33%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (8.33%) Grafana
7 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (8.33%) Docker
7 1 (8.33%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (8.33%) Kubernetes
7 1 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (8.33%) GoCD
7 1 (8.33%) Rancher
7 1 (8.33%) Docker Swarm

Microsoft Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 (8.33%) IIS
Business Applications
1 8 (66.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (8.33%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (8.33%) HBase
1 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
1 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (8.33%) GoCD
2 1 (8.33%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Administrator
1 5 (41.67%) Server Administrator
2 4 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Administrator
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server Administrator
4 2 (16.67%) Server Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior DevOps
5 1 (8.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
1 8 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 3 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) CRM
2 6 (50.00%) Service Design
3 4 (33.33%) DevOps
4 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (25.00%) Migration
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
6 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
6 1 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Python
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Docker
2 1 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Ansible
2 1 (8.33%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (8.33%) Grafana
2 1 (8.33%) Kubernetes
2 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (8.33%) Prometheus
2 1 (8.33%) Puppet
2 1 (8.33%) Rancher
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft