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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cloud Computing
Rank 125 137 120
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -17
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 27 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.71% 0.15% 0.33%
As % of the Cloud Services category 12.92% 4.20% 12.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 1 9
Average daily rate £475 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% -23.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - -
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
209 119 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.50% 3.68% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 71 50
Average daily rate £425 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £288 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £665
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% +23.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £22.50 £16.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £22.50 £19.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £16.86
% change year-on-year
-13.35% +33.43%

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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cloud Computing within the North West region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Lancashire +17 17 £475 - 2
Manchester -15 4 £313 -3.84% 5
Cumbria - 1 £502 -
Cloud Computing
England

Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 37 (64.91%) Linux
2 34 (59.65%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (56.14%) Java
4 25 (43.86%) VMware
4 25 (43.86%) Oracle
5 23 (40.35%) Configuration Management
6 22 (38.60%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (38.60%) Amazon AWS
6 22 (38.60%) DevOps
7 18 (31.58%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (31.58%) Private Cloud
8 16 (28.07%) .NET
9 15 (26.32%) JavaScript
9 15 (26.32%) Migration
10 14 (24.56%) PostgreSQL
10 14 (24.56%) SOA
10 14 (24.56%) VMware Infrastructure
10 14 (24.56%) Defect Management
11 13 (22.81%) Tuxedo
11 13 (22.81%) TCP/IP
11 13 (22.81%) COBOL
11 13 (22.81%) Middleware
12 12 (21.05%) HTTP
12 12 (21.05%) Google
12 12 (21.05%) Re-Platforming
12 12 (21.05%) Google Cloud Platform
12 12 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
12 12 (21.05%) Amazon EC2
12 12 (21.05%) Google App Engine
12 12 (21.05%) Puppet

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 13 (22.81%) Tuxedo
2 11 (19.30%) Node.js
3 9 (15.79%) nginx
4 8 (14.04%) IIS
4 8 (14.04%) Jetty
4 8 (14.04%) Tomcat
4 8 (14.04%) WebSphere
5 4 (7.02%) Apache
6 2 (3.51%) OpenStack
6 2 (3.51%) WordPress
7 1 (1.75%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.51%) BigMachines
2 2 (3.51%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 22 (38.60%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (21.05%) Amazon EC2
2 12 (21.05%) Google App Engine
2 12 (21.05%) Google Cloud Platform
3 10 (17.54%) IaaS
4 5 (8.77%) SaaS
5 4 (7.02%) PaaS
6 1 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.75%) Bluemix
6 1 (1.75%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 13 (22.81%) TCP/IP
2 12 (21.05%) HTTP
3 11 (19.30%) DHCP
3 11 (19.30%) DNS
3 11 (19.30%) FTP
3 11 (19.30%) IPsec
4 8 (14.04%) Internet
5 6 (10.53%) SSL
6 1 (1.75%) Network Security
6 1 (1.75%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (24.56%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (15.79%) Apache Cassandra
2 9 (15.79%) Big Data
2 9 (15.79%) MongoDB
3 8 (14.04%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (8.77%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 10 (17.54%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.51%) JIRA
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (1.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (3.51%) Marketing
1 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.75%) Advertising
2 1 (1.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 28 (49.12%) Architect
2 18 (31.58%) Technical Architect
3 9 (15.79%) Consultant
4 6 (10.53%) DevOps Consultant
4 6 (10.53%) Security Architect
4 6 (10.53%) Senior Consultant
4 6 (10.53%) Senior DevOps Consultant
5 5 (8.77%) Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Digital Architect
6 4 (7.02%) Digital Technical Architect
6 4 (7.02%) Lead Architect
6 4 (7.02%) Security Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Business Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 2 (3.51%) Information Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Java Technologist
8 2 (3.51%) Senior Manager
8 2 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.51%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (28.07%) .NET
2 13 (22.81%) Middleware
3 11 (19.30%) AngularJS
4 9 (15.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 8 (14.04%) J2EE
5 8 (14.04%) Servlets
6 3 (5.26%) Web Services
7 2 (3.51%) .NET Framework
7 2 (3.51%) CSS
7 2 (3.51%) CSS3
7 2 (3.51%) Ember.js
7 2 (3.51%) HTML
7 2 (3.51%) HTML5
7 2 (3.51%) jQuery
7 2 (3.51%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (3.51%) Mason
7 2 (3.51%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 18 (31.58%) Private Cloud
2 12 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.77%) Mobile App
3 5 (8.77%) Visualisation
4 4 (7.02%) User Experience
5 3 (5.26%) Augmented Reality
5 3 (5.26%) Internet of Things
5 3 (5.26%) Social Media
6 2 (3.51%) Data Integration
6 2 (3.51%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.75%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.75%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (1.75%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (1.75%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 37 (64.91%) Linux
2 9 (15.79%) Unix
3 6 (10.53%) VME
4 5 (8.77%) Windows
5 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (59.65%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (40.35%) Configuration Management
3 22 (38.60%) Continuous Integration
3 22 (38.60%) DevOps
4 15 (26.32%) Migration
5 14 (24.56%) Defect Management
5 14 (24.56%) SOA
6 12 (21.05%) Re-Platforming
7 9 (15.79%) Security Architecture
8 7 (12.28%) Automated Testing
8 7 (12.28%) TOGAF
8 7 (12.28%) Unit Testing
9 6 (10.53%) CRM
9 6 (10.53%) Information Security
9 6 (10.53%) Risk Management
10 5 (8.77%) Data Migration
10 5 (8.77%) Data Protection
10 5 (8.77%) Enterprise Architecture
10 5 (8.77%) Web Accessibility
10 5 (8.77%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 32 (56.14%) Java
2 15 (26.32%) JavaScript
3 13 (22.81%) COBOL
4 11 (19.30%) Python
5 5 (8.77%) R
6 3 (5.26%) C++
7 2 (3.51%) Apex Code
7 2 (3.51%) PHP
8 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (8.77%) CESG Certified Professional
1 5 (8.77%) CISM
1 5 (8.77%) CISSP
2 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 3 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.75%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.51%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (24.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (10.53%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (31.58%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (21.05%) Puppet
3 7 (12.28%) StatsD
4 1 (1.75%) Ansible
Vendors
1 25 (43.86%) Oracle
1 25 (43.86%) VMware
2 12 (21.05%) Google
3 11 (19.30%) Microsoft
4 7 (12.28%) Apigee
4 7 (12.28%) Citrix
4 7 (12.28%) Mashery
5 5 (8.77%) Tableau
5 5 (8.77%) Teradata
6 2 (3.51%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (3.51%) Siebel
7 1 (1.75%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.75%) Dell
7 1 (1.75%) IBM
7 1 (1.75%) Red Hat
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