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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Rank 101 139 130
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -9
Contract jobs citing PaaS 57 22 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.79% 0.53% 0.27%
As % of the Cloud Services category 16.33% 9.40% 8.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 15 6
Median daily rate £381 £425 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.29% -17.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £375 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year
- +11.76%
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
349 234 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.96% 5.58% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 139 65
Median daily rate £440 £410 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -5.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £448 £410 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.14% -3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 5
Median hourly rate £13.65 £31.35 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.46% +39.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £11.90 £18.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.44 £68.00 £30.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-40.90% +52.77%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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
Lancashire +30 34 £388 -
Cheshire +23 12 £325 -31.57%
Manchester -7 6 £475 +11.76% 1
PaaS
England

PaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 71 (86.59%) SaaS
2 68 (82.93%) IaaS
3 56 (68.29%) Open Source
4 52 (63.41%) ITIL
5 49 (59.76%) Change Management
6 39 (47.56%) DevOps
7 37 (45.12%) Agile Software Development
8 33 (40.24%) Data Management
9 27 (32.93%) Oracle EBS
9 27 (32.93%) Oracle Application Server
9 27 (32.93%) Oracle
9 27 (32.93%) Microsoft
9 27 (32.93%) Oracle Database 12c
9 27 (32.93%) Oracle Database
9 27 (32.93%) Problem Management
9 27 (32.93%) Oracle EBS R12
10 25 (30.49%) High Availability
10 25 (30.49%) PRINCE2
10 25 (30.49%) ITSM
11 23 (28.05%) MS Excel
11 23 (28.05%) Performance Tuning
12 21 (25.61%) Service Management
13 20 (24.39%) Continuous Improvement
14 18 (21.95%) Microsoft Azure
15 17 (20.73%) Operational Acceptance Testing
15 17 (20.73%) Linux
16 15 (18.29%) SOA
16 15 (18.29%) Security Cleared
17 14 (17.07%) JavaScript
18 13 (15.85%) Python

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 27 (32.93%) Oracle Application Server
2 12 (14.63%) BizTalk Server
3 11 (13.41%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.44%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.22%) Apache
5 1 (1.22%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.22%) nginx
5 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 23 (28.05%) MS Excel
2 10 (12.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 27 (32.93%) Oracle EBS
1 27 (32.93%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (2.44%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (2.44%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 71 (86.59%) SaaS
2 68 (82.93%) IaaS
3 18 (21.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (7.32%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (4.88%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (1.22%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.88%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.22%) Firewall
2 1 (1.22%) LDAP
2 1 (1.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (32.93%) Oracle Database
1 27 (32.93%) Oracle Database 12c
2 12 (14.63%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (3.66%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.22%) Big Data
5 1 (1.22%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.22%) MySQL
5 1 (1.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.66%) Git (software)
1 3 (3.66%) JIRA
1 3 (3.66%) Mercurial
1 3 (3.66%) Subversion
2 1 (1.22%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.22%) Maven
2 1 (1.22%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (1.22%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (8.54%) Finance
2 2 (2.44%) General Ledger
3 1 (1.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (24.39%) DBA
1 20 (24.39%) Oracle DBA
2 19 (23.17%) Operations Engineer
3 17 (20.73%) Architect
4 13 (15.85%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 12 (14.63%) Solutions Architect
6 9 (10.98%) Azure Architect
7 7 (8.54%) Administrator
7 7 (8.54%) Developer
8 6 (7.32%) Analyst
8 6 (7.32%) SOA Architect
8 6 (7.32%) Technical Architect
9 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
9 5 (6.10%) Operational Support Analyst
9 5 (6.10%) Operations Analyst
9 5 (6.10%) Operations Support Analyst
9 5 (6.10%) Senior Test Engineer
9 5 (6.10%) Support Analyst
9 5 (6.10%) Test Engineer
10 4 (4.88%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.54%) HTML
2 6 (7.32%) .NET
2 6 (7.32%) EDI
2 6 (7.32%) jQuery
2 6 (7.32%) Middleware
3 4 (4.88%) CSS
4 3 (3.66%) Ajax
4 3 (3.66%) AngularJS
4 3 (3.66%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.66%) Backbone.js
4 3 (3.66%) EJS
4 3 (3.66%) HTML5
4 3 (3.66%) JAAS
4 3 (3.66%) Java SE
4 3 (3.66%) JSON
4 3 (3.66%) KnockoutJS
4 3 (3.66%) LESS
4 3 (3.66%) Pug
4 3 (3.66%) React
4 3 (3.66%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (14.63%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (9.76%) Tandem
3 7 (8.54%) Management Information System
4 5 (6.10%) User Experience
5 4 (4.88%) Virtual Team
6 3 (3.66%) Data Structures
7 2 (2.44%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.22%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.22%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (1.22%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.22%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.22%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.73%) Linux
2 11 (13.41%) AIX
2 11 (13.41%) Windows
2 11 (13.41%) Windows 2000
2 11 (13.41%) Windows XP
3 10 (12.20%) Unix
4 4 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.22%) Android
5 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.22%) CentOS
5 1 (1.22%) Fedora
5 1 (1.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (68.29%) Open Source
2 52 (63.41%) ITIL
3 49 (59.76%) Change Management
4 39 (47.56%) DevOps
5 37 (45.12%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (40.24%) Data Management
7 27 (32.93%) Problem Management
8 25 (30.49%) High Availability
8 25 (30.49%) ITSM
8 25 (30.49%) PRINCE2
9 23 (28.05%) Performance Tuning
10 21 (25.61%) Service Management
11 20 (24.39%) Continuous Improvement
12 17 (20.73%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 15 (18.29%) SOA
14 8 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (9.76%) Data Analysis
14 8 (9.76%) ERP
14 8 (9.76%) Release Management
15 7 (8.54%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.07%) JavaScript
2 13 (15.85%) Python
3 11 (13.41%) Java
4 10 (12.20%) Ruby
5 8 (9.76%) Perl
6 6 (7.32%) C#
7 4 (4.88%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.66%) C
8 3 (3.66%) C++
8 3 (3.66%) Go
8 3 (3.66%) PHP
8 3 (3.66%) SQL
8 3 (3.66%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (18.29%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.76%) BPSS Clearance
3 7 (8.54%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.22%) CCNA
4 1 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.98%) Disclosure Scotland
2 8 (9.76%) QA
3 7 (8.54%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (15.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.66%) Kubernetes
1 3 (3.66%) Puppet
2 2 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.22%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.22%) Ansible
3 1 (1.22%) Salt
Vendors
1 27 (32.93%) Microsoft
1 27 (32.93%) Oracle
2 6 (7.32%) ForgeRock
2 6 (7.32%) Sitecore
3 5 (6.10%) Red Hat
3 5 (6.10%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.22%) Cisco
4 1 (1.22%) Juniper
4 1 (1.22%) Talend