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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cloud Computing
Rank 139 141 133
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 17 24 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.48% 0.53% 0.19%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.93% 11.94% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 20 5
Median daily rate £430 £475 £530
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.47% -10.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £500
10% offered a daily rate of more than £619 £675 £549
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £500 £495
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +1.01%
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
345 201 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.73% 4.48% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 108 43
Median daily rate £430 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.47% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £307 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £405 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.17% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
Median hourly rate £12.33 £30.19 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.17% +58.89%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-29.00% +25.00%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 -1 10 £350 -26.31% 2
Cheshire +10 6 £438 -18.60%
Lancashire +18 1 - -
Cloud Computing
England

Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 11 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (45.45%) Jenkins
2 10 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (40.91%) Ruby
3 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (31.82%) Git (software)
5 6 (27.27%) Web Development
5 6 (27.27%) JSON
5 6 (27.27%) Cryptography
5 6 (27.27%) Sass
5 6 (27.27%) Cucumber
5 6 (27.27%) BDD
5 6 (27.27%) TDD
5 6 (27.27%) HTML
5 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
5 6 (27.27%) PHP
5 6 (27.27%) CSS
5 6 (27.27%) Linux
5 6 (27.27%) PhantomJS
5 6 (27.27%) Data Centre
6 5 (22.73%) Java
7 4 (18.18%) VMware
7 4 (18.18%) Python
7 4 (18.18%) DevOps
8 3 (13.64%) GitHub
8 3 (13.64%) Vagrant
8 3 (13.64%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (13.64%) SQL
8 3 (13.64%) Web Services
8 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management

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 (13.64%) OpenStack
2 2 (9.09%) Apache
2 2 (9.09%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (4.55%) Apache Spark
3 1 (4.55%) nginx
3 1 (4.55%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (13.64%) GitHub
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (9.09%) Engine Yard
3 2 (9.09%) Heroku
4 1 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (4.55%) Amazon S3
4 1 (4.55%) IaaS
4 1 (4.55%) Office 365
4 1 (4.55%) PaaS
4 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) DNS
1 1 (4.55%) Firewall
1 1 (4.55%) LAN
1 1 (4.55%) PABX
1 1 (4.55%) VoIP
1 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) MySQL
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (4.55%) Big Data
2 1 (4.55%) Data Mining
2 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.55%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (45.45%) Jenkins
2 7 (31.82%) Git (software)
3 6 (27.27%) Cucumber
3 6 (27.27%) PhantomJS
4 3 (13.64%) Vagrant
5 2 (9.09%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (4.55%) Maven
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) PHP Developer
2 5 (22.73%) Security Specialist
3 3 (13.64%) Architect
3 3 (13.64%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Cryptography Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Cryptography Specialist
4 2 (9.09%) Security Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Security Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Security Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Deployment Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.55%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) CSS
1 6 (27.27%) HTML
1 6 (27.27%) JSON
1 6 (27.27%) Sass
2 3 (13.64%) Web Services
3 2 (9.09%) MCollective
3 2 (9.09%) Middleware
4 1 (4.55%) .NET
4 1 (4.55%) Ajax
4 1 (4.55%) Kafka
4 1 (4.55%) Node.js
4 1 (4.55%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Cryptography
1 6 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.09%) Clustering
2 2 (9.09%) Device Driver
2 2 (9.09%) User Experience
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.55%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (4.55%) Private Cloud
3 1 (4.55%) Thin Client
3 1 (4.55%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) CentOS
2 2 (9.09%) Ubuntu
2 2 (9.09%) Unix
2 2 (9.09%) Windows
3 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (27.27%) BDD
3 6 (27.27%) TDD
3 6 (27.27%) Web Development
4 4 (18.18%) DevOps
5 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
5 3 (13.64%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (9.09%) Continuous Deployment
6 2 (9.09%) ETL
6 2 (9.09%) Migration
6 2 (9.09%) Open Source
6 2 (9.09%) Re-Platforming
6 2 (9.09%) SDLC
6 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
6 2 (9.09%) UX Design
6 2 (9.09%) Workflow
7 1 (4.55%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) Ruby
2 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
2 6 (27.27%) PHP
3 5 (22.73%) Java
4 4 (18.18%) Python
5 3 (13.64%) SQL
6 2 (9.09%) Bash Shell
7 1 (4.55%) C++
7 1 (4.55%) COBOL
7 1 (4.55%) Perl
7 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
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 2 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (4.55%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (4.55%) VMware ESX
3 1 (4.55%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) Puppet
2 2 (9.09%) Ansible
2 2 (9.09%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (9.09%) Cobbler
2 2 (9.09%) Nagios
2 2 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) VMware
2 2 (9.09%) BMC
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle
2 2 (9.09%) Red Hat
2 2 (9.09%) Talend
3 1 (4.55%) AppSense
3 1 (4.55%) Atlassian
3 1 (4.55%) Citrix
3 1 (4.55%) IBM
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) SAP
3 1 (4.55%) Tableau