The table below looks at the statistics for PaaS 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 PaaS over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Rank 144 134 121
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -13
Contract jobs citing PaaS 20 23 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.50% 0.59% 0.58%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.00% 10.31% 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 19 10
Median daily rate £450 £440 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £358 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £605 £730
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
PaaS
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
250 223 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.19% 5.74% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 134 41
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £275 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £700 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 3
Median hourly rate £31.17 £15.00 £75.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.76% -80.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.23 £11.20 £14.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £21.50 £135.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.61 £25.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +78.57%

PaaS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing PaaS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Cloud Services category.

PaaS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

PaaS
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PaaS across the North West region.

PaaS Daily Rate Trend in the North West

PaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PaaS across the North West region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016.

PaaS Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

PaaS
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 PaaS within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Cheshire -6 10 £450 +2.27% 3
Lancashire -3 4 £410 -21.15%
Merseyside - 4 - -
Manchester -14 2 £475 +26.66% 2
PaaS
England

PaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing PaaS 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 PaaS.

1 25 (65.79%) IaaS
2 18 (47.37%) SaaS
3 15 (39.47%) Windows
3 15 (39.47%) Microsoft
4 12 (31.58%) SQL
5 11 (28.95%) IIS
6 10 (26.32%) Apache
6 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (26.32%) Hyper-V
7 9 (23.68%) Microsoft Azure
7 9 (23.68%) MS Excel
7 9 (23.68%) Citrix
8 8 (21.05%) SAN
8 8 (21.05%) Linux
8 8 (21.05%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (21.05%) Git (software)
8 8 (21.05%) XenApp
8 8 (21.05%) PowerShell
9 7 (18.42%) Amazon AWS
9 7 (18.42%) Project Management
9 7 (18.42%) Banking
9 7 (18.42%) VMware
9 7 (18.42%) Java
9 7 (18.42%) J2EE
9 7 (18.42%) HP
9 7 (18.42%) Infrastructure Management
9 7 (18.42%) SCOrch
9 7 (18.42%) Converged Infrastructure
9 7 (18.42%) Windows Server
10 6 (15.79%) Data Centre

PaaS
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 11 (28.95%) IIS
2 10 (26.32%) Apache
3 6 (15.79%) JBoss
3 6 (15.79%) SharePoint
3 6 (15.79%) Tomcat
4 5 (13.16%) OpenStack
5 3 (7.89%) Confluence
5 3 (7.89%) Skype for Business
6 2 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (5.26%) nginx
Applications
1 9 (23.68%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 25 (65.79%) IaaS
2 18 (47.37%) SaaS
3 9 (23.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (18.42%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (10.53%) Office 365
6 3 (7.89%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (5.26%) OpenShift
8 1 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.05%) SAN
2 3 (7.89%) Remote Desktop
2 3 (7.89%) Skype
2 3 (7.89%) Unified Communications
3 2 (5.26%) DNS
3 2 (5.26%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.89%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (7.89%) MySQL
3 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (21.05%) Git (software)
2 6 (15.79%) Maven
3 4 (10.53%) Jenkins
4 3 (7.89%) JIRA
5 2 (5.26%) Ant
5 2 (5.26%) SonarQube
5 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (18.42%) Banking
2 6 (15.79%) Finance
3 3 (7.89%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (5.26%) Advertising
4 2 (5.26%) Marketing
5 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) Architect
2 5 (13.16%) Consultant
2 5 (13.16%) Developer
3 4 (10.53%) Java Developer
3 4 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (7.89%) Citrix Consultant
4 3 (7.89%) Cloud Architect
4 3 (7.89%) Hyper-V Consultant
4 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Server Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Technical Architect
4 3 (7.89%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Windows Server Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Azure Architect
5 2 (5.26%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.26%) DevOps Specialist
5 2 (5.26%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Architect
5 2 (5.26%) TOGAF Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.42%) J2EE
2 6 (15.79%) Apache Camel
2 6 (15.79%) OSGi
3 2 (5.26%) .NET
3 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (5.26%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (2.63%) Hibernate
4 1 (2.63%) Java EE
4 1 (2.63%) Spring
4 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Data Centre
2 5 (13.16%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (7.89%) CESG
3 3 (7.89%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (7.89%) Wiki
4 2 (5.26%) DataPower
4 2 (5.26%) Public Cloud
4 2 (5.26%) Visualisation
5 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.63%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.63%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.63%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (39.47%) Windows
2 8 (21.05%) Linux
3 7 (18.42%) Windows Server
4 6 (15.79%) AIX
5 4 (10.53%) CentOS
6 3 (7.89%) Windows 10
7 2 (5.26%) Unix
8 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (18.42%) Converged Infrastructure
2 7 (18.42%) Infrastructure Management
2 7 (18.42%) Project Management
3 6 (15.79%) CRM
4 5 (13.16%) Configuration Management
5 4 (10.53%) Capacity Management
5 4 (10.53%) DevOps
5 4 (10.53%) Identity Management
5 4 (10.53%) ITIL
6 3 (7.89%) API Integration
6 3 (7.89%) ArchiMate
6 3 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (7.89%) E-Commerce
6 3 (7.89%) Information Architecture
6 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 3 (7.89%) SOA
6 3 (7.89%) UML
7 2 (5.26%) Data Modelling
7 2 (5.26%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) SQL
2 8 (21.05%) PowerShell
3 7 (18.42%) Java
4 4 (10.53%) Python
4 4 (10.53%) Ruby
5 2 (5.26%) Bash Shell
5 2 (5.26%) Go
5 2 (5.26%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 10 (26.32%) Hyper-V
2 8 (21.05%) Microsoft App-V
2 8 (21.05%) XenApp
3 4 (10.53%) Active Directory
3 4 (10.53%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.26%) Docker
4 2 (5.26%) XenServer
5 1 (2.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) SCOrch
2 6 (15.79%) Puppet
2 6 (15.79%) SCOM
3 5 (13.16%) SCCM
4 3 (7.89%) EdgeSight
4 3 (7.89%) Nagios
4 3 (7.89%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (7.89%) vRealize
4 3 (7.89%) Windows Intune
5 2 (5.26%) Ansible
5 2 (5.26%) BladeLogic
6 1 (2.63%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 15 (39.47%) Microsoft
2 9 (23.68%) Citrix
3 7 (18.42%) HP
3 7 (18.42%) VMware
4 6 (15.79%) Oracle
5 2 (5.26%) BMC
5 2 (5.26%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.63%) hybris
6 1 (2.63%) ServiceNow
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