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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cloud Computing
Rank 130 126 129
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 6 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.19% 0.18% 0.17%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.41% 6.94% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
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£515 £288 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+79.13% +21.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £534 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+33.43% -11.11%
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
81 72 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.54% 2.61% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 31 13
Average daily rate £450 £363 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -25.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £300 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £557 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.11 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.18% -42.95%

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 21 November 2014. 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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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 - - - - 4
Cheshire - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Cloud Computing
England

Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 6 (85.71%) Linux
1 6 (85.71%) DHCP
1 6 (85.71%) FTP
1 6 (85.71%) HTTP
1 6 (85.71%) TCP/IP
1 6 (85.71%) DNS
1 6 (85.71%) Configuration Management
1 6 (85.71%) IPsec
1 6 (85.71%) VMware
1 6 (85.71%) Google
1 6 (85.71%) Continuous Integration
1 6 (85.71%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (85.71%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (85.71%) Google App Engine
1 6 (85.71%) Open Source
1 6 (85.71%) Xen
1 6 (85.71%) Puppet
1 6 (85.71%) Google Cloud Platform
2 5 (71.43%) Java
3 4 (57.14%) .NET
3 4 (57.14%) J2EE
3 4 (57.14%) IIS
3 4 (57.14%) Servlets
3 4 (57.14%) Apache
3 4 (57.14%) Tomcat
3 4 (57.14%) SSL
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) Jetty
3 4 (57.14%) WebSphere
3 4 (57.14%) Automated Testing

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 4 (57.14%) IIS
1 4 (57.14%) Apache
1 4 (57.14%) Tomcat
1 4 (57.14%) WebSphere
1 4 (57.14%) Jetty
1 4 (57.14%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 6 (85.71%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (85.71%) Google App Engine
1 6 (85.71%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (28.57%) SaaS
3 1 (14.29%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) DHCP
1 6 (85.71%) FTP
1 6 (85.71%) HTTP
1 6 (85.71%) TCP/IP
1 6 (85.71%) DNS
1 6 (85.71%) IPsec
2 4 (57.14%) SSL
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
1 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (14.29%) Architect
1 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (14.29%) Senior Systems Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Technical Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Salesforce.com Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
1 4 (57.14%) J2EE
1 4 (57.14%) Servlets
2 1 (14.29%) Mason
2 1 (14.29%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Configuration Management
1 6 (85.71%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (57.14%) Automated Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Unit Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) DevOps
4 1 (14.29%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Xen
1 6 (85.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (85.71%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) VMware
1 6 (85.71%) Google
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Salesforce.com