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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 19 -
Rank change year-on-year -45 -  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 1.13% 1.00% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 15.38% 25.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £400 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £450 £370
% change year-on-year -2.22% +21.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% -  

Microsoft Azure is in the cloud computing skills category. The next 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.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 26 4 0
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 7.37% 4.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 19 0 0
Median daily rate £375 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £393
% change year-on-year - +14.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +75.75% -40.00%  

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim -41 2 £400 -
Newry - 1 - -
Microsoft Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 4 (100.00%) DevOps
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) Migration
3 2 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) Python
3 2 (50.00%) Ansible
3 2 (50.00%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (25.00%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) .NET
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) IIS
4 1 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (25.00%) 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (25.00%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Azure DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) DevOps
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (50.00%) Identity Access Management
3 2 (50.00%) Migration
4 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft