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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cloud Computing
Rank 144 103 142
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +39
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 16 56 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.40% 1.41% 0.031%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.50% 24.24% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 44 1
Median daily rate £500 £595 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.96% +40.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £451 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.20% +0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £14.00 £11.00
% change year-on-year
- +27.27%
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
246 231 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.11% 5.81% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 139 42
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £275 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £700 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Median hourly rate £31.17 £15.00 £75.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.76% -80.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.23 £11.80 £14.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £21.00 £135.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.61 £25.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +78.57%

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
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 2 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cloud Computing within the North West region over the 3 months to 2 May 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
Lancashire -3 5 £360 +20.00%
Manchester -2 4 £425 -15.00% 2
Cheshire -47 4 £550 -15.38%
Cloud Computing
England

Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 May 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 25 (59.52%) Java
1 25 (59.52%) Linux
2 23 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (52.38%) Oracle
4 21 (50.00%) Private Cloud
5 18 (42.86%) DevOps
5 18 (42.86%) Configuration Management
6 17 (40.48%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (38.10%) Migration
7 16 (38.10%) Defect Management
8 15 (35.71%) VMware
9 14 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
9 14 (33.33%) SOA
10 13 (30.95%) Tuxedo
10 13 (30.95%) Middleware
10 13 (30.95%) COBOL
11 12 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
11 12 (28.57%) Security Architecture
11 12 (28.57%) Re-Platforming
11 12 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
12 11 (26.19%) IaaS
13 10 (23.81%) Opscode Chef
14 9 (21.43%) AngularJS
14 9 (21.43%) Node.js
14 9 (21.43%) .NET
14 9 (21.43%) Internet
14 9 (21.43%) Risk Management
15 8 (19.05%) CISM
15 8 (19.05%) Information Security
15 8 (19.05%) Citrix

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 13 (30.95%) Tuxedo
2 9 (21.43%) Node.js
3 2 (4.76%) IIS
3 2 (4.76%) Jetty
3 2 (4.76%) nginx
3 2 (4.76%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.76%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (26.19%) IaaS
3 3 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (7.14%) PaaS
3 3 (7.14%) SaaS
4 2 (4.76%) Google App Engine
4 2 (4.76%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (2.38%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.43%) Internet
2 2 (4.76%) DHCP
2 2 (4.76%) DNS
2 2 (4.76%) FTP
2 2 (4.76%) HTTP
2 2 (4.76%) IPsec
2 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (19.05%) Apache Cassandra
2 8 (19.05%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (19.05%) MongoDB
3 4 (9.52%) Big Data
4 3 (7.14%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.38%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.76%) Travis CI
2 1 (2.38%) JIRA
General
1 2 (4.76%) Marketing
2 1 (2.38%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 25 (59.52%) Architect
2 18 (42.86%) Technical Architect
3 8 (19.05%) Analyst
4 7 (16.67%) Security Analyst
4 7 (16.67%) Security Architect
5 5 (11.90%) Digital Architect
5 5 (11.90%) Digital Technical Architect
6 4 (9.52%) Cloud Architect
6 4 (9.52%) Consultant
7 3 (7.14%) Senior Architect
7 3 (7.14%) Senior Digital Architect
7 3 (7.14%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
7 3 (7.14%) Senior Technical Architect
8 2 (4.76%) Business Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Information Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Information Security Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Operations Consultant
8 2 (4.76%) Senior Consultant
8 2 (4.76%) Web Consultant
8 2 (4.76%) WebOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (30.95%) Middleware
2 9 (21.43%) .NET
2 9 (21.43%) AngularJS
3 8 (19.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (9.52%) .NET Framework
5 2 (4.76%) J2EE
5 2 (4.76%) Servlets
5 2 (4.76%) Web Services
6 1 (2.38%) Spring
6 1 (2.38%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 21 (50.00%) Private Cloud
2 12 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (14.29%) Social Media
4 3 (7.14%) User Experience
4 3 (7.14%) Visualisation
5 2 (4.76%) Data Integration
5 2 (4.76%) Reference Data
6 1 (2.38%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (2.38%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.38%) Internet of Things
6 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.38%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (2.38%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 25 (59.52%) Linux
2 8 (19.05%) Unix
3 6 (14.29%) VME
4 2 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (42.86%) Configuration Management
2 18 (42.86%) DevOps
3 17 (40.48%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (38.10%) Defect Management
4 16 (38.10%) Migration
5 14 (33.33%) SOA
6 12 (28.57%) Re-Platforming
6 12 (28.57%) Security Architecture
7 9 (21.43%) Risk Management
8 8 (19.05%) Data Privacy
8 8 (19.05%) Data Protection
8 8 (19.05%) Information Security
8 8 (19.05%) Web Accessibility
9 7 (16.67%) Data Migration
9 7 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
9 7 (16.67%) TOGAF
10 6 (14.29%) SABSA
11 5 (11.90%) Internal Audit
11 5 (11.90%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 25 (59.52%) Java
2 13 (30.95%) COBOL
3 8 (19.05%) JavaScript
3 8 (19.05%) Python
4 3 (7.14%) R
5 1 (2.38%) Perl
5 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) CISM
1 8 (19.05%) CISSP
2 5 (11.90%) CESG Certified Professional
3 2 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (4.76%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (23.81%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (19.05%) StatsD
3 2 (4.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (52.38%) Oracle
2 15 (35.71%) VMware
3 8 (19.05%) Apigee
3 8 (19.05%) Citrix
3 8 (19.05%) Mashery
4 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
5 3 (7.14%) Tableau
5 3 (7.14%) Teradata
6 2 (4.76%) Google
7 1 (2.38%) Atlassian