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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cloud Computing
England / North West
Rank 127 121 135
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +14
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 5 32 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.19% 0.83% 0.19%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.67% 13.45% 5.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 31 1
Median daily rate £506 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +38.46%
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £451 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.43% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 -

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
300 238 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.33% 6.19% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 149 74
Median daily rate £430 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £514 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £404 £412
% change year-on-year
+5.32% -2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 14
Median hourly rate £12.50 £35.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.28% +55.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-38.18% +22.22%

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
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 16 January 2017. 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 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 +12 4 £506 +62.00% 3
Lancashire -18 1 - -
Cloud Computing
England

Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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%) Ruby
3 9 (40.91%) TDD
3 9 (40.91%) HTML
3 9 (40.91%) JavaScript
3 9 (40.91%) PHP
3 9 (40.91%) CSS
3 9 (40.91%) Sass
3 9 (40.91%) Jenkins
4 8 (36.36%) Java
4 8 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (36.36%) Git (software)
5 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (27.27%) Cryptography
6 6 (27.27%) JSON
6 6 (27.27%) Web Development
6 6 (27.27%) Cucumber
6 6 (27.27%) BDD
6 6 (27.27%) Migration
6 6 (27.27%) PhantomJS
6 6 (27.27%) Thales
7 5 (22.73%) User Experience
7 5 (22.73%) Data Centre
7 5 (22.73%) .NET
7 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (18.18%) SaaS
8 4 (18.18%) PaaS
8 4 (18.18%) Data Migration
8 4 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (18.18%) Automated Testing

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 2 (9.09%) Apache
1 2 (9.09%) nginx
2 1 (4.55%) Apache Pig
2 1 (4.55%) Apache Spark
2 1 (4.55%) IIS
2 1 (4.55%) Jetty
2 1 (4.55%) Mongrel
2 1 (4.55%) OpenStack
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.55%) Tuxedo
2 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 11 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (18.18%) PaaS
3 4 (18.18%) SaaS
4 2 (9.09%) Office 365
5 1 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (4.55%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (4.55%) GitHub
5 1 (4.55%) Google App Engine
5 1 (4.55%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (4.55%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) DNS
2 1 (4.55%) DHCP
2 1 (4.55%) FTP
2 1 (4.55%) HTTP
2 1 (4.55%) IPsec
2 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) Big Data
2 2 (9.09%) Data Mining
2 2 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (9.09%) MySQL
2 2 (9.09%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.55%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (4.55%) Apache Hive
3 1 (4.55%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.55%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (40.91%) Jenkins
2 8 (36.36%) Git (software)
3 6 (27.27%) Cucumber
3 6 (27.27%) PhantomJS
4 3 (13.64%) Mercurial
4 3 (13.64%) Subversion
5 2 (9.09%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (4.55%) Maven
6 1 (4.55%) Travis CI
6 1 (4.55%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) Architect
3 5 (22.73%) PHP Developer
3 5 (22.73%) Security Specialist
4 3 (13.64%) Consultant
4 3 (13.64%) Full Stack Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Senior Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Senior Full Stack Developer
5 2 (9.09%) .NET Developer
5 2 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (9.09%) C# Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Cryptography Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Cryptography Specialist
5 2 (9.09%) Security Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Senior C# .NET Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior C# Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) CSS
1 9 (40.91%) HTML
1 9 (40.91%) Sass
2 6 (27.27%) JSON
3 5 (22.73%) .NET
4 3 (13.64%) AngularJS
4 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
4 3 (13.64%) Aurelia
4 3 (13.64%) Backbone.js
4 3 (13.64%) Durandal
4 3 (13.64%) EJS
4 3 (13.64%) Jinja
4 3 (13.64%) jQuery
4 3 (13.64%) KnockoutJS
4 3 (13.64%) LESS
4 3 (13.64%) Pug
4 3 (13.64%) React
5 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.55%) Kafka
5 1 (4.55%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Cryptography
2 5 (22.73%) Data Centre
2 5 (22.73%) User Experience
3 3 (13.64%) Data Structures
4 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.55%) Fat Client
5 1 (4.55%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (4.55%) Private Cloud
5 1 (4.55%) Thin Client
5 1 (4.55%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Linux
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
2 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) TDD
2 8 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (27.27%) BDD
4 6 (27.27%) Migration
4 6 (27.27%) Web Development
5 4 (18.18%) Automated Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Data Migration
5 4 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (13.64%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (13.64%) Data Protection
6 3 (13.64%) DevOps
6 3 (13.64%) OO
6 3 (13.64%) OOA/OOD
6 3 (13.64%) OOD
6 3 (13.64%) Wireframes
7 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
7 2 (9.09%) ETL
7 2 (9.09%) Open Source
7 2 (9.09%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) Ruby
2 9 (40.91%) JavaScript
2 9 (40.91%) PHP
3 8 (36.36%) Java
4 4 (18.18%) Python
5 3 (13.64%) C#
5 3 (13.64%) TypeScript
6 1 (4.55%) C++
6 1 (4.55%) COBOL
6 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
1 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 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (4.55%) VMware ESX
2 1 (4.55%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Puppet
2 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Thales
2 3 (13.64%) VMware
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle
3 2 (9.09%) Talend
4 1 (4.55%) AppSense
4 1 (4.55%) Citrix
4 1 (4.55%) Google
4 1 (4.55%) IBM
4 1 (4.55%) Tableau