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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cloud Computing
Rank 115 129 117
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -12
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 30 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.81% 0.033% 0.24%
As % of the Cloud Services category 16.30% 1.85% 24.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 1 3
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£350 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £425 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £770 £425 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
184 54 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.99% 1.80% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 21 13
Average daily rate £365 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.80% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £293
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +32.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -3.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £15.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+48.38% -53.03%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 15 £688 - 1
Lancashire - 10 £300 -
Manchester - 1 - - 5
Cloud Computing
England

Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 54 (72.00%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (70.67%) Opscode Chef
3 45 (60.00%) Big Data
4 44 (58.67%) JavaScript
4 44 (58.67%) Data Warehouse
5 43 (57.33%) Visualisation
5 43 (57.33%) MongoDB
6 42 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
6 42 (56.00%) Java
7 40 (53.33%) Oracle
7 40 (53.33%) Linux
7 40 (53.33%) Citrix
7 40 (53.33%) Apache Cassandra
7 40 (53.33%) IaaS
7 40 (53.33%) StatsD
8 39 (52.00%) R
8 39 (52.00%) Apigee
8 39 (52.00%) Mashery
8 39 (52.00%) Hadoop
8 39 (52.00%) Teradata
9 38 (50.67%) Machine Learning
9 38 (50.67%) Tableau
10 34 (45.33%) .NET
11 30 (40.00%) Python
11 30 (40.00%) Node.js
11 30 (40.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 30 (40.00%) AngularJS
12 21 (28.00%) UNIX
13 17 (22.67%) VMware
14 16 (21.33%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 30 (40.00%) Node.js
2 10 (13.33%) WebSphere
3 7 (9.33%) Jetty
3 7 (9.33%) IIS
3 7 (9.33%) Apache
3 7 (9.33%) Tomcat
3 7 (9.33%) nginx
4 6 (8.00%) OpenStack
5 3 (4.00%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (1.33%) TPMS
6 1 (1.33%) Tuxedo
Cloud Services
1 54 (72.00%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (53.33%) IaaS
3 7 (9.33%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (9.33%) Google App Engine
3 7 (9.33%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (4.00%) OpenShift
4 3 (4.00%) PaaS
5 1 (1.33%) Force.com
5 1 (1.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.33%) DHCP
2 10 (13.33%) TCP/IP
3 9 (12.00%) Internet
4 7 (9.33%) DNS
4 7 (9.33%) FTP
4 7 (9.33%) HTTP
4 7 (9.33%) IPsec
5 6 (8.00%) Network Security
5 6 (8.00%) SSL
6 4 (5.33%) Unified Communications
6 4 (5.33%) Converged Networks
7 1 (1.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (60.00%) Big Data
2 44 (58.67%) Data Warehouse
3 43 (57.33%) MongoDB
4 40 (53.33%) Apache Cassandra
5 39 (52.00%) Hadoop
6 3 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.33%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 10 (13.33%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 41 (54.67%) Architect
2 35 (46.67%) Technical Architect
3 21 (28.00%) Digital Architect
4 19 (25.33%) Digital Technical Architect
5 14 (18.67%) Senior Architect
6 13 (17.33%) Senior Technical Architect
7 9 (12.00%) Senior Digital Architect
8 8 (10.67%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
9 7 (9.33%) DevOps Engineer
10 3 (4.00%) Infrastructure Architect
10 3 (4.00%) Chief Technical Architect
10 3 (4.00%) Chief Architect
10 3 (4.00%) Technical Leader
11 2 (2.67%) Developer
11 2 (2.67%) Virtualisation Engineer
11 2 (2.67%) Cloud Architect
12 1 (1.33%) Build and Release Engineer
12 1 (1.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
12 1 (1.33%) Salesforce.com Developer
12 1 (1.33%) Development Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (45.33%) .NET
2 30 (40.00%) AngularJS
2 30 (40.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 8 (10.67%) J2EE
3 8 (10.67%) Servlets
4 5 (6.67%) .NET Framework
5 4 (5.33%) RESTful
5 4 (5.33%) Middleware
6 1 (1.33%) Akka
6 1 (1.33%) Play Framework
6 1 (1.33%) Visualforce
6 1 (1.33%) Batik
6 1 (1.33%) Mason
6 1 (1.33%) Web Services
6 1 (1.33%) SVG
Miscellaneous
1 43 (57.33%) Visualisation
2 10 (13.33%) User Experience
3 6 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.00%) Replication
5 1 (1.33%) NHS
5 1 (1.33%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.33%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 40 (53.33%) Linux
2 21 (28.00%) UNIX
3 4 (5.33%) Windows
4 3 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.33%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (50.67%) Machine Learning
3 16 (21.33%) DevOps
4 15 (20.00%) Open Source
5 13 (17.33%) Configuration Management
6 12 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (9.33%) Web Accessibility
8 6 (8.00%) Automated Testing
8 6 (8.00%) Load Balancing
8 6 (8.00%) Unit Testing
9 4 (5.33%) Big Data Analytics
9 4 (5.33%) Analytics
10 3 (4.00%) Capacity Management
10 3 (4.00%) ITIL
11 2 (2.67%) Scrum
11 2 (2.67%) CRM
12 1 (1.33%) Kanban
12 1 (1.33%) Data Protection
12 1 (1.33%) Business Transformation
12 1 (1.33%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 44 (58.67%) JavaScript
2 42 (56.00%) Java
3 39 (52.00%) R
4 30 (40.00%) Python
5 6 (8.00%) Shell Script
6 4 (5.33%) Ruby
6 4 (5.33%) PHP
7 3 (4.00%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.33%) COBOL
8 1 (1.33%) Scala
8 1 (1.33%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 7 (9.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.33%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.33%) ISEB
3 1 (1.33%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.33%) SLA
1 1 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (21.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (9.33%) Xen
3 3 (4.00%) VMware ESX
3 3 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (4.00%) vCloud
3 3 (4.00%) QEMU
3 3 (4.00%) KVM
Systems Management
1 53 (70.67%) Opscode Chef
2 40 (53.33%) StatsD
3 13 (17.33%) Puppet
4 4 (5.33%) Ansible
5 3 (4.00%) Salt
5 3 (4.00%) SCOrch
5 3 (4.00%) SCCM
5 3 (4.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 40 (53.33%) Oracle
1 40 (53.33%) Citrix
2 39 (52.00%) Teradata
2 39 (52.00%) Apigee
2 39 (52.00%) Mashery
3 38 (50.67%) Tableau
4 17 (22.67%) VMware
5 7 (9.33%) Google
5 7 (9.33%) Microsoft
6 3 (4.00%) Dell
6 3 (4.00%) IBM
6 3 (4.00%) Veeam
7 1 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.33%) Micro Focus