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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cloud Computing
Rank 139 122 116
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -6
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 5 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.15% 0.33% 0.084%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.91% 13.64% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 1
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£325 £425 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +88.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
128 66 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.73% 2.41% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 44 15
Average daily rate £425 £450 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £338 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £663 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.06 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.16% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+60.71% -25.33%

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 27 February 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
Manchester - 3 £325 - 4
Cheshire +3 1 - - 1
Cloud Computing
England

Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 9 (81.82%) Linux
2 8 (72.73%) VMware
3 7 (63.64%) Xen
3 7 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (63.64%) Puppet
3 7 (63.64%) DHCP
3 7 (63.64%) FTP
3 7 (63.64%) HTTP
3 7 (63.64%) TCP/IP
3 7 (63.64%) DNS
3 7 (63.64%) Configuration Management
3 7 (63.64%) IPsec
4 6 (54.55%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (54.55%) Google App Engine
4 6 (54.55%) Open Source
4 6 (54.55%) Google
4 6 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (54.55%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (45.45%) Jetty
5 5 (45.45%) WebSphere
5 5 (45.45%) nginx
5 5 (45.45%) Jenkins
5 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
5 5 (45.45%) Apache
5 5 (45.45%) Tomcat
5 5 (45.45%) Java
5 5 (45.45%) .NET
5 5 (45.45%) J2EE
5 5 (45.45%) IIS
6 4 (36.36%) Servlets

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 5 (45.45%) IIS
1 5 (45.45%) Apache
1 5 (45.45%) Tomcat
1 5 (45.45%) WebSphere
1 5 (45.45%) Jetty
1 5 (45.45%) nginx
2 1 (9.09%) TPMS
2 1 (9.09%) Tuxedo
Cloud Services
1 6 (54.55%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (54.55%) Google App Engine
1 6 (54.55%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (18.18%) SaaS
3 1 (9.09%) PaaS
3 1 (9.09%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) DHCP
1 7 (63.64%) FTP
1 7 (63.64%) HTTP
1 7 (63.64%) TCP/IP
1 7 (63.64%) DNS
1 7 (63.64%) IPsec
2 4 (36.36%) SSL
3 1 (9.09%) SAN
3 1 (9.09%) LAN
3 1 (9.09%) WAN
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Architect
1 2 (18.18%) Service Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (9.09%) Technical Leader
2 1 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Technical Architect
2 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) .NET
1 5 (45.45%) J2EE
2 4 (36.36%) Servlets
3 1 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Open Source
2 2 (18.18%) GIS
2 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
3 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Linux
2 2 (18.18%) Windows
3 1 (9.09%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Configuration Management
2 6 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (36.36%) Unit Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Automated Testing
4 3 (27.27%) ITIL
4 3 (27.27%) DevOps
5 2 (18.18%) CRM
5 2 (18.18%) Supplier Management
5 2 (18.18%) Service Management
5 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (9.09%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Xen
1 7 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (63.64%) Puppet
2 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (9.09%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) VMware
2 6 (54.55%) Google
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
4 1 (9.09%) Micro Focus
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