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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cloud Computing
Rank 140 135 127
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -8
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 27 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.62% 0.032% 0.31%
As % of the Cloud Services category 14.21% 1.22% 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 1 5
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£475 £538 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.62% +26.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £538 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £663 £538 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +6.38%
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
190 82 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.39% 2.66% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 35 30
Average daily rate £475 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £323 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £605 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +29.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £29.32 £15.75 £17.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.15% -10.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+41.17% -48.48%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -11 9 £475 -11.62% 6
Cheshire - 9 £650 - 4
Lancashire - 3 £350 - 1
Merseyside - 1 £375 - 1
Cloud Computing
England

Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 65 (71.43%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (68.13%) Opscode Chef
3 55 (60.44%) Agile Software Development
4 54 (59.34%) Java
5 50 (54.95%) JavaScript
6 49 (53.85%) Big Data
7 48 (52.75%) Linux
7 48 (52.75%) Data Warehouse
8 47 (51.65%) MongoDB
9 45 (49.45%) Oracle
9 45 (49.45%) Visualisation
10 44 (48.35%) Apache Cassandra
11 43 (47.25%) .NET
12 42 (46.15%) Citrix
12 42 (46.15%) IaaS
12 42 (46.15%) StatsD
13 41 (45.05%) R
13 41 (45.05%) Apigee
13 41 (45.05%) Mashery
13 41 (45.05%) Teradata
13 41 (45.05%) Hadoop
14 40 (43.96%) Machine Learning
14 40 (43.96%) Tableau
15 35 (38.46%) AngularJS
15 35 (38.46%) Node.js
16 34 (37.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 33 (36.26%) Python
18 24 (26.37%) UNIX
19 23 (25.27%) DevOps
20 22 (24.18%) VMware

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 35 (38.46%) Node.js
2 16 (17.58%) WebSphere
3 14 (15.38%) nginx
4 13 (14.29%) Tomcat
4 13 (14.29%) Jetty
4 13 (14.29%) IIS
5 8 (8.79%) Apache
6 7 (7.69%) OpenStack
7 3 (3.30%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (1.10%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 65 (71.43%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (46.15%) IaaS
3 14 (15.38%) Amazon EC2
3 14 (15.38%) Google App Engine
3 14 (15.38%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (3.30%) OpenShift
4 3 (3.30%) PaaS
5 2 (2.20%) SaaS
6 1 (1.10%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.88%) DHCP
2 16 (17.58%) TCP/IP
3 13 (14.29%) DNS
3 13 (14.29%) FTP
3 13 (14.29%) HTTP
3 13 (14.29%) IPsec
4 10 (10.99%) Internet
5 6 (6.59%) Network Security
5 6 (6.59%) SSL
6 4 (4.40%) Unified Communications
6 4 (4.40%) Converged Networks
7 1 (1.10%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (53.85%) Big Data
2 48 (52.75%) Data Warehouse
3 47 (51.65%) MongoDB
4 44 (48.35%) Apache Cassandra
5 41 (45.05%) Hadoop
6 3 (3.30%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.10%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 16 (17.58%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 4 (4.40%) Finance
2 2 (2.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (50.55%) Architect
2 39 (42.86%) Technical Architect
3 22 (24.18%) Digital Architect
4 20 (21.98%) Digital Technical Architect
5 15 (16.48%) Senior Architect
6 14 (15.38%) Senior Technical Architect
7 10 (10.99%) Senior Digital Architect
8 9 (9.89%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
9 8 (8.79%) Consultant
10 7 (7.69%) Senior Consultant
10 7 (7.69%) DevOps Consultant
10 7 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
11 5 (5.49%) Developer
12 4 (4.40%) Technical Leader
13 3 (3.30%) Chief Architect
13 3 (3.30%) Java Technical Architect
13 3 (3.30%) Java Architect
13 3 (3.30%) Lead Architect
13 3 (3.30%) Java Developer
13 3 (3.30%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (47.25%) .NET
2 35 (38.46%) AngularJS
3 34 (37.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 16 (17.58%) J2EE
5 15 (16.48%) Servlets
6 6 (6.59%) .NET Framework
7 4 (4.40%) RESTful
8 3 (3.30%) Middleware
8 3 (3.30%) Web Services
9 2 (2.20%) Visualforce
9 2 (2.20%) Mason
10 1 (1.10%) HTML5
10 1 (1.10%) CSS3
10 1 (1.10%) KnockoutJS
10 1 (1.10%) Ember.js
10 1 (1.10%) Akka
10 1 (1.10%) Play Framework
10 1 (1.10%) SVG
10 1 (1.10%) CSS
10 1 (1.10%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 45 (49.45%) Visualisation
2 12 (13.19%) User Experience
3 8 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.30%) Replication
5 1 (1.10%) BYOD
5 1 (1.10%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.10%) NHS
5 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 48 (52.75%) Linux
2 24 (26.37%) UNIX
3 9 (9.89%) Windows
4 3 (3.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (60.44%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (43.96%) Machine Learning
3 23 (25.27%) DevOps
4 20 (21.98%) Configuration Management
5 16 (17.58%) Open Source
6 14 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (13.19%) Automated Testing
7 12 (13.19%) Unit Testing
8 8 (8.79%) Web Accessibility
8 8 (8.79%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (6.59%) Software Delivery
9 6 (6.59%) Load Balancing
10 4 (4.40%) Big Data Analytics
10 4 (4.40%) Analytics
11 3 (3.30%) Capacity Management
11 3 (3.30%) Web Development
11 3 (3.30%) ITIL
11 3 (3.30%) CRM
11 3 (3.30%) E-Commerce
12 2 (2.20%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (59.34%) Java
2 50 (54.95%) JavaScript
3 41 (45.05%) R
4 33 (36.26%) Python
5 6 (6.59%) Shell Script
6 5 (5.49%) PHP
7 4 (4.40%) Ruby
8 3 (3.30%) Scala
8 3 (3.30%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.20%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 6 (6.59%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.10%) ISEB
2 1 (1.10%) CISSP
2 1 (1.10%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.10%) BC Cleared
2 1 (1.10%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.10%) SLA
1 1 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (24.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (7.69%) Xen
3 3 (3.30%) VMware ESX
3 3 (3.30%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (3.30%) vCloud
3 3 (3.30%) QEMU
3 3 (3.30%) KVM
Systems Management
1 62 (68.13%) Opscode Chef
2 42 (46.15%) StatsD
3 20 (21.98%) Puppet
4 4 (4.40%) Ansible
5 3 (3.30%) Salt
5 3 (3.30%) SCOrch
5 3 (3.30%) SCCM
5 3 (3.30%) SCOM
Vendors
1 45 (49.45%) Oracle
2 42 (46.15%) Citrix
3 41 (45.05%) Teradata
3 41 (45.05%) Apigee
3 41 (45.05%) Mashery
4 40 (43.96%) Tableau
5 22 (24.18%) VMware
6 14 (15.38%) Google
7 13 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 3 (3.30%) Dell
8 3 (3.30%) IBM
8 3 (3.30%) Veeam
9 2 (2.20%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (1.10%) Siebel
10 1 (1.10%) Atlassian
10 1 (1.10%) Eloqua
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Twist IT
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £400 - £500+ per day
Posted: 10 days ago
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Rate: £400 - £500+ per day
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Greater Manchester
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Rate: £300 - £500 per day
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