The table below looks at the statistics for Cloud Computing skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cloud Computing over the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cloud Computing
Rank 118 125 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 33 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.91% 0.21% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.88% 9.52% -
Number of daily rates quoted 24 6 0
Average daily rate
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£650 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.94% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £503 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.66% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £11.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -61.40%
Cloud Computing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Cloud Services Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
166 63 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.55% 2.20% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 35 10
Average daily rate £475 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £345 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £425 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
- -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 £77.53 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.97% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £12.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -35.13%

Cloud Computing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cloud Computing across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

Cloud Computing Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Cloud Computing
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cloud Computing across the North West region.

Cloud Computing Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Cloud Computing
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cloud Computing across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

Cloud Computing Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Cloud Computing
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cloud Computing within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +23 23 £655 +45.55% 9
Manchester - 4 £500 - 4
Cloud Computing
England

Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Cloud Computing 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 Cloud Computing.

1 28 (75.68%) Opscode Chef
2 25 (67.57%) IaaS
3 24 (64.86%) Big Data
3 24 (64.86%) AngularJS
3 24 (64.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 24 (64.86%) StatsD
3 24 (64.86%) MongoDB
3 24 (64.86%) Apache Cassandra
3 24 (64.86%) Node.js
3 24 (64.86%) JavaScript
3 24 (64.86%) Oracle
3 24 (64.86%) Citrix
4 23 (62.16%) Data Warehouse
4 23 (62.16%) Teradata
4 23 (62.16%) Tableau
4 23 (62.16%) R
4 23 (62.16%) Hadoop
4 23 (62.16%) Visualisation
5 22 (59.46%) Machine Learning
5 22 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (59.46%) Linux
6 16 (43.24%) UNIX
7 15 (40.54%) Java
8 12 (32.43%) .NET
9 10 (27.03%) Python
10 8 (21.62%) Internet
11 7 (18.92%) Web Accessibility
11 7 (18.92%) DevOps
12 6 (16.22%) User Experience
12 6 (16.22%) Analytical Skills

Cloud Computing
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Cloud Computing 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 Cloud Computing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 24 (64.86%) Node.js
2 5 (13.51%) WebSphere
3 3 (8.11%) OpenStack
3 3 (8.11%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (5.41%) Jetty
4 2 (5.41%) IIS
4 2 (5.41%) Apache
4 2 (5.41%) Tomcat
4 2 (5.41%) nginx
5 1 (2.70%) Tuxedo
5 1 (2.70%) TPMS
Cloud Services
1 25 (67.57%) IaaS
2 4 (10.81%) PaaS
3 3 (8.11%) OpenShift
3 3 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.70%) SaaS
4 1 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.70%) Google App Engine
4 1 (2.70%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.62%) Internet
2 4 (10.81%) DHCP
3 2 (5.41%) FTP
3 2 (5.41%) HTTP
3 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.41%) DNS
3 2 (5.41%) IPsec
3 2 (5.41%) Network Security
4 1 (2.70%) LAN
4 1 (2.70%) WAN
4 1 (2.70%) SSL
4 1 (2.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (64.86%) MongoDB
1 24 (64.86%) Apache Cassandra
1 24 (64.86%) Big Data
2 23 (62.16%) Data Warehouse
2 23 (62.16%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.70%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (5.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 30 (81.08%) Architect
2 24 (64.86%) Technical Architect
3 17 (45.95%) Digital Architect
4 11 (29.73%) Senior Architect
5 10 (27.03%) Senior Technical Architect
6 7 (18.92%) Senior Digital Architect
7 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (8.11%) DevOps Engineer
9 2 (5.41%) Cloud Architect
9 2 (5.41%) Service Manager
10 1 (2.70%) Java Developer
10 1 (2.70%) Developer
10 1 (2.70%) Java Technical Architect
10 1 (2.70%) Technical Leader
10 1 (2.70%) Information Security Officer
10 1 (2.70%) Java Architect
10 1 (2.70%) Security Officer
10 1 (2.70%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
10 1 (2.70%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (64.86%) AngularJS
1 24 (64.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 12 (32.43%) .NET
3 4 (10.81%) Middleware
4 3 (8.11%) J2EE
5 2 (5.41%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.70%) Batik
6 1 (2.70%) Servlets
6 1 (2.70%) Web Services
6 1 (2.70%) SVG
6 1 (2.70%) Akka
6 1 (2.70%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 23 (62.16%) Visualisation
2 6 (16.22%) User Experience
2 6 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.41%) GIS
5 1 (2.70%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.70%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 22 (59.46%) Linux
2 16 (43.24%) UNIX
3 5 (13.51%) Windows
4 3 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.70%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
1 22 (59.46%) Machine Learning
2 7 (18.92%) DevOps
2 7 (18.92%) Web Accessibility
3 5 (13.51%) Configuration Management
4 4 (10.81%) CRM
5 3 (8.11%) ITIL
6 2 (5.41%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.41%) Service Management
6 2 (5.41%) Scrum
6 2 (5.41%) Supplier Management
6 2 (5.41%) Load Balancing
7 1 (2.70%) Unit Testing
7 1 (2.70%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (2.70%) Kanban
7 1 (2.70%) Data Protection
7 1 (2.70%) Web Development
7 1 (2.70%) BDD
7 1 (2.70%) SIEM
7 1 (2.70%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 24 (64.86%) JavaScript
2 23 (62.16%) R
3 15 (40.54%) Java
4 10 (27.03%) Python
5 2 (5.41%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.70%) Scala
6 1 (2.70%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) BC Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) ISEB
3 1 (2.70%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.41%) Xen
Systems Management
1 28 (75.68%) Opscode Chef
2 24 (64.86%) StatsD
3 5 (13.51%) Puppet
4 4 (10.81%) Ansible
5 3 (8.11%) Salt
Vendors
1 24 (64.86%) Oracle
1 24 (64.86%) Citrix
2 23 (62.16%) Teradata
2 23 (62.16%) Tableau
3 6 (16.22%) VMware
4 3 (8.11%) IBM
5 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.70%) Micro Focus
6 1 (2.70%) Google
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