Period
to 15 January 2019

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 15 January 2019 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
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 36 61 32
Rank change year-on-year +25 -29 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 11 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 3.01% 2.18% 3.10%
As % of the Cloud Services category 30.56% 40.74% 52.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 4
Northern Ireland median daily rate £475 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -12.50% -
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £29.36 £32.59 £16.00
% change year-on-year -9.90% +103.66% -54.29%

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 36 27 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 9.86% 5.36% 5.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 14 6
Northern Ireland median daily rate £425 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.39% -3.75% -11.11%
10th Percentile £389 £350 £371
90th Percentile £525 £470 £440
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - £10.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.63 £18.65
% change year-on-year -6.04% -0.12% -15.24%

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 15 January 2019. 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 +25 11 £475 +35.71% 25
Microsoft Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 15 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (63.64%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (45.45%) Microservices
4 4 (36.36%) DevOps
4 4 (36.36%) PowerShell
4 4 (36.36%) MongoDB
4 4 (36.36%) Linux
4 4 (36.36%) VPN
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco
5 3 (27.27%) Python
5 3 (27.27%) SOA
5 3 (27.27%) Unix
5 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
5 3 (27.27%) CCNA
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (27.27%) BGP
5 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
5 3 (27.27%) Firewall
5 3 (27.27%) IPsec
5 3 (27.27%) L2TP
5 3 (27.27%) Bash Shell
5 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
5 3 (27.27%) TeamCity
5 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
5 3 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (27.27%) Degree
5 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
5 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (27.27%) Docker
5 3 (27.27%) OpenVPN

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:

Cloud Services
1 7 (63.64%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (9.09%) IaaS
2 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) VPN
2 3 (27.27%) BGP
2 3 (27.27%) Firewall
2 3 (27.27%) IPsec
2 3 (27.27%) L2TP
2 3 (27.27%) OpenVPN
3 2 (18.18%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) MongoDB
2 1 (9.09%) Big Data
2 1 (9.09%) Cosmos DB
2 1 (9.09%) NoSQL
2 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
2 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
1 3 (27.27%) Jenkins
1 3 (27.27%) TeamCity
2 2 (18.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (18.18%) JIRA
2 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (9.09%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1 (9.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) DevOps Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) Network Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Java Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Azure Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) AngularJS
2 2 (18.18%) Node.js
2 2 (18.18%) React
2 2 (18.18%) Spring Boot
2 2 (18.18%) Web Services
3 1 (9.09%) .NET
3 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
3 1 (9.09%) Angular 2
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (9.09%) Backbone.js
3 1 (9.09%) CSS
3 1 (9.09%) Entity Framework
3 1 (9.09%) HTML
3 1 (9.09%) jQuery
3 1 (9.09%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (9.09%) RESTful
3 1 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Linux
2 3 (27.27%) Unix
3 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Microservices
3 4 (36.36%) DevOps
4 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
4 3 (27.27%) SOA
4 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
5 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
5 2 (18.18%) Network Planning
6 1 (9.09%) CQRS
6 1 (9.09%) Domain-Driven Design
6 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Migration
6 1 (9.09%) MVC
6 1 (9.09%) SDLC
6 1 (9.09%) System Testing
6 1 (9.09%) TDD
6 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) PowerShell
2 3 (27.27%) Bash Shell
2 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
2 3 (27.27%) Python
3 2 (18.18%) Java
3 2 (18.18%) Java 8
3 2 (18.18%) Ruby
4 1 (9.09%) C#
4 1 (9.09%) Go
4 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) CCNA
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Ansible
1 2 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (18.18%) Prometheus
1 2 (18.18%) Puppet
1 2 (18.18%) Salt
2 1 (9.09%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco
2 2 (18.18%) Google
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft