The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category for the North West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cloud Computing
Rank 134 - 128
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 2 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.063% - 0.26%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.78% - 25.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 6
Average daily rate £425 - £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £28.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-61.40% -28.75%
Cloud Services Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
72 16 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.27% 0.66% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 8 17
Average daily rate £400 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £430 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £16.53 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -38.00%
Cloud Computing
England

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
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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
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Job
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Manchester - - - - 4
Cheshire - - - -
Cloud Computing
England

Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 10 (90.91%) Java
1 10 (90.91%) Web Services
1 10 (90.91%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (81.82%) SVG
2 9 (81.82%) Play Framework
2 9 (81.82%) Batik
2 9 (81.82%) Scala
2 9 (81.82%) CouchDB
2 9 (81.82%) BDD
2 9 (81.82%) Process Management
2 9 (81.82%) OO
2 9 (81.82%) TDD
2 9 (81.82%) Web Development
3 8 (72.73%) Akka
4 1 (9.09%) iOS Development
4 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
4 1 (9.09%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (9.09%) HTML5
4 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
4 1 (9.09%) iOS SDK
4 1 (9.09%) CSS3
4 1 (9.09%) Cocoa Touch
4 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
4 1 (9.09%) Graphic Design
4 1 (9.09%) Python
4 1 (9.09%) Cocoa
4 1 (9.09%) Objective-C
4 1 (9.09%) Linux
4 1 (9.09%) C++
4 1 (9.09%) HTML

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 10 (90.91%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (81.82%) CouchDB
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Developer
2 9 (81.82%) Scala Developer
3 1 (9.09%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (90.91%) Web Services
2 9 (81.82%) SVG
2 9 (81.82%) Play Framework
2 9 (81.82%) Batik
3 8 (72.73%) Akka
4 1 (9.09%) HTML5
4 1 (9.09%) iOS SDK
4 1 (9.09%) CSS3
4 1 (9.09%) Cocoa Touch
4 1 (9.09%) Cocoa
4 1 (9.09%) HTML
4 1 (9.09%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
1 1 (9.09%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) BDD
1 9 (81.82%) Process Management
1 9 (81.82%) OO
1 9 (81.82%) TDD
1 9 (81.82%) Web Development
2 1 (9.09%) iOS Development
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) Java
2 9 (81.82%) Scala
3 1 (9.09%) Python
3 1 (9.09%) Objective-C
3 1 (9.09%) C++
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) Perl