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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cloud Computing
Rank 141 141 139
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 8 25 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.60% 0.032%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.72% 12.82% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 23 1
Median daily rate £435 £475 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.42% -11.62%
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £375 £385
% change year-on-year
+17.33% -2.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.24 - -
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
294 195 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.31% 4.65% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 102 33
Median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 2
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.16 £12.70 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.30 £18.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-21.11% +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 24 August 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
Manchester -13 5 - - 3
Cheshire +2 2 £435 -33.07%
Lancashire +8 1 - -
Cloud Computing
England

Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 9 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (44.44%) Linux
3 7 (38.89%) Java
3 7 (38.89%) Jenkins
4 6 (33.33%) DevOps
4 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (27.78%) Ruby
5 5 (27.78%) Puppet
5 5 (27.78%) Configuration Management
5 5 (27.78%) VMware
5 5 (27.78%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (22.22%) User Experience
6 4 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (22.22%) .NET
6 4 (22.22%) Python
6 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
6 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (16.67%) Degree
7 3 (16.67%) Cryptography
7 3 (16.67%) nginx
7 3 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (16.67%) OpenStack
7 3 (16.67%) Unix
7 3 (16.67%) Windows
7 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
7 3 (16.67%) Oracle
7 3 (16.67%) Web Services
7 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 3 (16.67%) Data Centre

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 3 (16.67%) nginx
1 3 (16.67%) OpenStack
2 2 (11.11%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (11.11%) IIS
2 2 (11.11%) Jetty
2 2 (11.11%) Mongrel
2 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
2 2 (11.11%) WebSphere
3 1 (5.56%) Apache
3 1 (5.56%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (11.11%) Engine Yard
3 2 (11.11%) GitHub
3 2 (11.11%) Google App Engine
3 2 (11.11%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (11.11%) Heroku
3 2 (11.11%) IaaS
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (5.56%) Amazon S3
4 1 (5.56%) PaaS
4 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) DHCP
1 2 (11.11%) DNS
1 2 (11.11%) FTP
1 2 (11.11%) HTTP
1 2 (11.11%) IPsec
1 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.56%) Firewall
2 1 (5.56%) Internet
2 1 (5.56%) LAN
2 1 (5.56%) PABX
2 1 (5.56%) VoIP
2 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (5.56%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (5.56%) Big Data
2 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.56%) MySQL
2 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Jenkins
2 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
3 3 (16.67%) Vagrant
4 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 2 (11.11%) PhantomJS
4 2 (11.11%) Travis CI
5 1 (5.56%) Maven
5 1 (5.56%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Architect
2 3 (16.67%) Developer
2 3 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Technical Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Operations Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) PHP Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Security Specialist
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Web Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) WebOps Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Cloud Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Deployment Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.56%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Technical Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) .NET
2 3 (16.67%) Web Services
3 2 (11.11%) AngularJS
3 2 (11.11%) CSS
3 2 (11.11%) HTML
3 2 (11.11%) J2EE
3 2 (11.11%) JSON
3 2 (11.11%) MCollective
3 2 (11.11%) Middleware
3 2 (11.11%) Node.js
3 2 (11.11%) Sass
3 2 (11.11%) Servlets
4 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
4 1 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (5.56%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) User Experience
2 3 (16.67%) Cryptography
2 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.11%) Clustering
3 2 (11.11%) Device Driver
4 1 (5.56%) Private Cloud
4 1 (5.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Linux
2 3 (16.67%) Unix
2 3 (16.67%) Windows
3 2 (11.11%) CentOS
3 2 (11.11%) Ubuntu
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 6 (33.33%) DevOps
2 5 (27.78%) Configuration Management
3 4 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (11.11%) Automated Testing
4 2 (11.11%) BDD
4 2 (11.11%) Continuous Deployment
4 2 (11.11%) Re-Platforming
4 2 (11.11%) SDLC
4 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (11.11%) TDD
4 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
4 2 (11.11%) UX Design
4 2 (11.11%) Web Development
4 2 (11.11%) Web Operations
4 2 (11.11%) Workflow
5 1 (5.56%) Scrum
5 1 (5.56%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) Java
2 5 (27.78%) Ruby
3 4 (22.22%) Python
4 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 2 (11.11%) Bash Shell
5 2 (11.11%) PHP
5 2 (11.11%) SQL
6 1 (5.56%) C++
6 1 (5.56%) COBOL
6 1 (5.56%) Perl
6 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.56%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (5.56%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (27.78%) Puppet
2 2 (11.11%) Ansible
2 2 (11.11%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (11.11%) Cobbler
2 2 (11.11%) Nagios
3 1 (5.56%) StatsD
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) VMware
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (11.11%) BMC
3 2 (11.11%) Google
3 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.56%) Apigee
4 1 (5.56%) Atlassian
4 1 (5.56%) Citrix
4 1 (5.56%) IBM
4 1 (5.56%) Mashery
4 1 (5.56%) SAP
4 1 (5.56%) Talend