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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PaaS over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Rank 127 - 141
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing PaaS 14 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.45% - 0.091%
As % of the Cloud Services category 21.54% - 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 3
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£413 - £454
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 - £449
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 - £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £423 £448
% change year-on-year
+12.35% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
65 37 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.10% 1.27% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 22 5
Average daily rate £413 £388 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £280 £448
10% offered a daily rate of more than £634 £470 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-47.72% +26.92%

PaaS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PaaS across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 2 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PaaS within the North West region over the 3 months to 2 September 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
Lancashire - 5 £403 -
Cheshire - 3 £400 -
Manchester - 2 £500 - 1
PaaS
England

PaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing PaaS 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 PaaS.

1 20 (64.52%) Continuous Integration
1 20 (64.52%) Puppet
1 20 (64.52%) DevOps
2 19 (61.29%) Jenkins
2 19 (61.29%) SaaS
2 19 (61.29%) Red Hat
3 18 (58.06%) RightScale
3 18 (58.06%) Amazon EC2
3 18 (58.06%) Amazon S3
3 18 (58.06%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (58.06%) CentOS
3 18 (58.06%) Amazon ELB
3 18 (58.06%) Vagrant
3 18 (58.06%) Hudson
3 18 (58.06%) Route 53
4 17 (54.84%) QA
4 17 (54.84%) Open Source
5 16 (51.61%) Configuration Management
6 15 (48.39%) DNS
6 15 (48.39%) Firewall
6 15 (48.39%) DHCP
6 15 (48.39%) Maven
7 11 (35.48%) IaaS
8 5 (16.13%) Linux
9 4 (12.90%) Java
9 4 (12.90%) Client/Server
9 4 (12.90%) Ruby
10 3 (9.68%) NetApp
10 3 (9.68%) Windows
10 3 (9.68%) Network Security

PaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing PaaS 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 PaaS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.45%) Apache
1 2 (6.45%) Tomcat
1 2 (6.45%) WebSphere
1 2 (6.45%) Jetty
1 2 (6.45%) nginx
1 2 (6.45%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 19 (61.29%) SaaS
2 18 (58.06%) Route 53
2 18 (58.06%) Amazon EC2
2 18 (58.06%) Amazon S3
2 18 (58.06%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (58.06%) Amazon ELB
3 11 (35.48%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (48.39%) DHCP
1 15 (48.39%) DNS
1 15 (48.39%) Firewall
2 3 (9.68%) Network Security
3 2 (6.45%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (6.45%) SAN
3 2 (6.45%) HTTP
4 1 (3.23%) LAN
4 1 (3.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (6.45%) Big Data
2 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (61.29%) Jenkins
2 18 (58.06%) Hudson
3 15 (48.39%) Maven
4 2 (6.45%) JUnit
4 2 (6.45%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.23%) RSpec
General
1 1 (3.23%) Back Office
1 1 (3.23%) Finance
1 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (54.84%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) Support Manager
2 7 (22.58%) Applications Support Manager
2 7 (22.58%) Applications Support
2 7 (22.58%) Applications Manager
3 4 (12.90%) Architect
4 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Architect
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Enterprise Architect
5 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) Servlets
2 1 (3.23%) Web Services
2 1 (3.23%) Middleware
2 1 (3.23%) Java EE
2 1 (3.23%) JSON
2 1 (3.23%) RESTful
2 1 (3.23%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 17 (54.84%) Open Source
2 4 (12.90%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 18 (58.06%) CentOS
2 5 (16.13%) Linux
3 3 (9.68%) Windows
4 2 (6.45%) UNIX
5 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (64.52%) Continuous Integration
1 20 (64.52%) DevOps
2 16 (51.61%) Configuration Management
3 3 (9.68%) Performance Management
3 3 (9.68%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.45%) Performance Testing
4 2 (6.45%) Requirements Engineering
4 2 (6.45%) E-Commerce
4 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (6.45%) JVM Tuning
5 1 (3.23%) BDD
5 1 (3.23%) Network Management
5 1 (3.23%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.23%) ERP
5 1 (3.23%) SOA
5 1 (3.23%) B2B
5 1 (3.23%) B2C
5 1 (3.23%) BPR
5 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.23%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) Java
1 4 (12.90%) Ruby
2 2 (6.45%) SQL
3 1 (3.23%) Python
3 1 (3.23%) Scala
3 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.23%) PHP
3 1 (3.23%) C#
3 1 (3.23%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (54.84%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 20 (64.52%) Puppet
2 18 (58.06%) Vagrant
3 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.23%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (61.29%) Red Hat
2 18 (58.06%) RightScale
3 3 (9.68%) NetApp
4 2 (6.45%) Brocade
4 2 (6.45%) 3PAR
4 2 (6.45%) Cisco
4 2 (6.45%) IBM
4 2 (6.45%) HP
4 2 (6.45%) Dell
5 1 (3.23%) EMC
5 1 (3.23%) Citrix
5 1 (3.23%) BMC
5 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle
5 1 (3.23%) SAP
5 1 (3.23%) VMware