Period
to 22 October 2018

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 22 October 2018 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 79 33
Rank change year-on-year +39 -46 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 11 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 2.80% 1.22% 1.92%
As % of the Cloud Services category 28.21% 13.56% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 1
Northern Ireland median daily rate £525 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.25% - -
UK median daily rate £483 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.58% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £18.75 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -58.33% +12.50% +2.56%

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 39 59 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 9.92% 8.97% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 47 1
Northern Ireland median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% -11.11%
UK median daily rate £476 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.78% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £9.25 - £10.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% -18.18%

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 22 October 2018. 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 +40 9 £525 +31.25% 16
County Londonderry - 1 - - 3
Microsoft Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (27.27%) Puppet
3 3 (27.27%) Node.js
3 3 (27.27%) AngularJS
3 3 (27.27%) Jenkins
3 3 (27.27%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (27.27%) Ansible
3 3 (27.27%) Docker
3 3 (27.27%) DevOps
3 3 (27.27%) Microservices
3 3 (27.27%) Spring Boot
3 3 (27.27%) Google
3 3 (27.27%) JIRA
3 3 (27.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (27.27%) Java
3 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 3 (27.27%) React
3 3 (27.27%) Java 8
4 2 (18.18%) Bash Shell
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
4 2 (18.18%) .NET
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
4 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
4 2 (18.18%) Python
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
4 2 (18.18%) TeamCity

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 4 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (9.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
2 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (27.27%) Jenkins
1 3 (27.27%) JIRA
1 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 2 (18.18%) TeamCity
2 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
3 1 (9.09%) GoCD
3 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio Team System
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) DevOps Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) Java Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) .NET Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Azure Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Security Architect
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Cloud Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) AngularJS
1 3 (27.27%) Node.js
1 3 (27.27%) React
1 3 (27.27%) Spring Boot
2 2 (18.18%) .NET
3 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (9.09%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (9.09%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) DevOps
2 3 (27.27%) Microservices
3 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
3 2 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (18.18%) SIEM
3 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (9.09%) API Design
4 1 (9.09%) Dashboard Development
4 1 (9.09%) High Availability
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) MVC
4 1 (9.09%) OO
4 1 (9.09%) OOD
4 1 (9.09%) Software Deployment
4 1 (9.09%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Java
1 3 (27.27%) Java 8
1 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
2 2 (18.18%) Bash Shell
2 2 (18.18%) C#
2 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 2 (18.18%) Python
2 2 (18.18%) Ruby
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) Ansible
1 3 (27.27%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (27.27%) Puppet
2 2 (18.18%) Salt
3 1 (9.09%) Kubernetes
3 1 (9.09%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Google
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft