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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cloud Computing over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cloud Computing
Rank 158 134 138
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +4
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 6 19 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.50% 0.067%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.52% 10.44% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 18 2
Median daily rate £550 £475 £481
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -1.29%
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £350 £450
% change year-on-year
+27.14% -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
238 182 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.42% 4.82% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 93 27
Median daily rate £438 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £650 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 2
Median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -20.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £11.70 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £18.50 £18.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-31.11% +32.35%

Cloud Computing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Cloud Computing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cloud Computing within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Cheshire -5 3 £550 -18.51%
Manchester -11 2 - - 2
Lancashire -11 1 - -
Cloud Computing
England

Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Cloud Computing 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 North West region with a requirement for Cloud Computing.

1 13 (59.09%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (54.55%) Linux
3 11 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (45.45%) Java
4 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (40.91%) Unix
5 9 (40.91%) Python
6 8 (36.36%) .NET
6 8 (36.36%) Node.js
6 8 (36.36%) AngularJS
6 8 (36.36%) IaaS
7 7 (31.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 7 (31.82%) StatsD
7 7 (31.82%) Apigee
7 7 (31.82%) Mashery
7 7 (31.82%) Virtual Desktop
7 7 (31.82%) MongoDB
7 7 (31.82%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (31.82%) Web Accessibility
7 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
7 7 (31.82%) Oracle
7 7 (31.82%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (31.82%) Citrix
7 7 (31.82%) Internet
8 6 (27.27%) Configuration Management
8 6 (27.27%) DevOps
8 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (22.73%) Social Media
10 4 (18.18%) .NET Framework
10 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration

Cloud Computing
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (9.09%) Cloud Foundry
1 2 (9.09%) IIS
1 2 (9.09%) Jetty
1 2 (9.09%) nginx
1 2 (9.09%) OpenStack
1 2 (9.09%) Tomcat
1 2 (9.09%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.55%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (59.09%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (36.36%) IaaS
3 3 (13.64%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (9.09%) Engine Yard
4 2 (9.09%) GitHub
4 2 (9.09%) Google App Engine
4 2 (9.09%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (9.09%) Heroku
4 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (4.55%) Amazon S3
5 1 (4.55%) PaaS
5 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) Internet
2 2 (9.09%) DHCP
2 2 (9.09%) DNS
2 2 (9.09%) FTP
2 2 (9.09%) HTTP
2 2 (9.09%) IPsec
2 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.55%) Firewall
3 1 (4.55%) LAN
3 1 (4.55%) PABX
3 1 (4.55%) VoIP
3 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) Apache Cassandra
1 7 (31.82%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (31.82%) MongoDB
2 3 (13.64%) Big Data
2 3 (13.64%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.55%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Jenkins
2 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 2 (9.09%) Travis CI
2 2 (9.09%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (4.55%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Architect
2 9 (40.91%) Technical Architect
3 4 (18.18%) Digital Architect
3 4 (18.18%) Digital Technical Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Consultant
4 3 (13.64%) Security Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Senior Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Senior Digital Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Senior Technical Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Operations Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Web Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) WebOps Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Big Data Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Cloud Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) .NET
1 8 (36.36%) AngularJS
1 8 (36.36%) Node.js
2 7 (31.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 4 (18.18%) .NET Framework
3 4 (18.18%) Web Services
4 2 (9.09%) J2EE
4 2 (9.09%) MCollective
4 2 (9.09%) Servlets
5 1 (4.55%) Middleware
5 1 (4.55%) Spring
5 1 (4.55%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (22.73%) Social Media
3 3 (13.64%) Private Cloud
3 3 (13.64%) User Experience
3 3 (13.64%) Visualisation
4 2 (9.09%) Clustering
4 2 (9.09%) Device Driver
5 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
5 1 (4.55%) Data Structures
5 1 (4.55%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (4.55%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 12 (54.55%) Linux
2 9 (40.91%) Unix
3 2 (9.09%) CentOS
3 2 (9.09%) Ubuntu
3 2 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (31.82%) Web Accessibility
3 6 (27.27%) Configuration Management
3 6 (27.27%) DevOps
4 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (18.18%) Risk Management
5 3 (13.64%) CRM
5 3 (13.64%) Data Privacy
5 3 (13.64%) Data Protection
5 3 (13.64%) Information Security
5 3 (13.64%) Machine Learning
5 3 (13.64%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (13.64%) Security Architecture
5 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (13.64%) TOGAF
5 3 (13.64%) Workflow
6 2 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
6 2 (9.09%) Migration
6 2 (9.09%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) Java
2 9 (40.91%) Python
3 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
4 3 (13.64%) R
4 3 (13.64%) SQL
5 2 (9.09%) Bash Shell
5 2 (9.09%) Ruby
6 1 (4.55%) Perl
6 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) CISM
1 3 (13.64%) CISSP
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) AWS Certification
3 1 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (31.82%) Virtual Desktop
2 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.55%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (31.82%) StatsD
3 4 (18.18%) Puppet
4 2 (9.09%) Ansible
4 2 (9.09%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (9.09%) Cobbler
4 2 (9.09%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Apigee
1 7 (31.82%) Citrix
1 7 (31.82%) Mashery
1 7 (31.82%) Oracle
2 4 (18.18%) VMware
3 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 3 (13.64%) Tableau
3 3 (13.64%) Teradata
4 2 (9.09%) BMC
4 2 (9.09%) Google
4 2 (9.09%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.55%) Atlassian
5 1 (4.55%) SAP