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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Rank 124 142 120
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -22
Contract jobs citing PaaS 30 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.82% 0.28% 0.39%
As % of the Cloud Services category 12.66% 5.88% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 6
Median daily rate £437 £450 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.88% +11.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £410 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £450 £505
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -10.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £50.00 -
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
237 187 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.49% 4.83% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 98 29
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £650 £581
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 2
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £11.80 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £18.35 £18.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-20.48% +22.05%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +11 13 £400 -3.03% 2
Manchester +3 13 £463 +2.77% 2
PaaS
England

PaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 36 (70.59%) IaaS
2 31 (60.78%) SaaS
3 21 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (37.25%) Microsoft
5 18 (35.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 18 (35.29%) DevOps
6 14 (27.45%) MS Excel
6 14 (27.45%) Open Source
7 13 (25.49%) Windows
8 12 (23.53%) SQL
9 11 (21.57%) Linux
9 11 (21.57%) Active Directory
9 11 (21.57%) Amazon AWS
9 11 (21.57%) Puppet
10 10 (19.61%) CRM
11 9 (17.65%) Python
11 9 (17.65%) SOA
11 9 (17.65%) IIS
11 9 (17.65%) Hyper-V
12 8 (15.69%) ITIL
12 8 (15.69%) OpenStack
13 7 (13.73%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (13.73%) Opscode Chef
13 7 (13.73%) Service Management
13 7 (13.73%) ITSM
13 7 (13.73%) Project Management
13 7 (13.73%) JavaScript
13 7 (13.73%) Citrix
13 7 (13.73%) Problem Management
13 7 (13.73%) Security Cleared

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 9 (17.65%) IIS
2 8 (15.69%) OpenStack
3 6 (11.76%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (11.76%) SharePoint
3 6 (11.76%) Tomcat
4 4 (7.84%) Apache
5 3 (5.88%) Skype for Business
6 2 (3.92%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (3.92%) nginx
7 1 (1.96%) Confluence
Applications
1 14 (27.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 36 (70.59%) IaaS
2 31 (60.78%) SaaS
3 18 (35.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (21.57%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (9.80%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (9.80%) Office 365
6 2 (3.92%) OpenShift
7 1 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.80%) SAN
2 3 (5.88%) Remote Desktop
2 3 (5.88%) Skype
2 3 (5.88%) Unified Communications
3 2 (3.92%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.84%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.88%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (3.92%) Couchbase
3 2 (3.92%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.84%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.92%) Ant
3 2 (3.92%) GoCD
3 2 (3.92%) Maven
3 2 (3.92%) SonarQube
3 2 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.96%) JIRA
General
1 3 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (3.92%) Advertising
2 2 (3.92%) Marketing
3 1 (1.96%) Banking
3 1 (1.96%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (31.37%) Architect
2 8 (15.69%) Solutions Architect
3 7 (13.73%) DevOps Engineer
3 7 (13.73%) Operations Engineer
3 7 (13.73%) Technical Architect
4 6 (11.76%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) Azure Architect
5 5 (9.80%) Consultant
5 5 (9.80%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 4 (7.84%) AWS DevOps
6 4 (7.84%) SOA Architect
7 3 (5.88%) AWS Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Citrix Consultant
7 3 (5.88%) Cloud Architect
7 3 (5.88%) Hyper-V Consultant
7 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Senior DevOps
8 2 (3.92%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.84%) Middleware
2 3 (5.88%) EDI
3 2 (3.92%) .NET
3 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (3.92%) CSS
3 2 (3.92%) Express
3 2 (3.92%) HTML
3 2 (3.92%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (3.92%) Node.js
3 2 (3.92%) REST
3 2 (3.92%) SOAP
4 1 (1.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (9.80%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.80%) Public Cloud
3 4 (7.84%) CESG
4 3 (5.88%) Enterprise Cloud
4 3 (5.88%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (3.92%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.92%) DataPower
5 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.92%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.96%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.96%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.96%) RIA
6 1 (1.96%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 13 (25.49%) Windows
2 11 (21.57%) Linux
3 7 (13.73%) CentOS
4 6 (11.76%) AIX
5 5 (9.80%) Windows Server
6 3 (5.88%) Fedora
6 3 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (5.88%) Ubuntu
6 3 (5.88%) Windows 10
7 2 (3.92%) Unix
8 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (35.29%) DevOps
3 14 (27.45%) Open Source
4 10 (19.61%) CRM
5 9 (17.65%) SOA
6 8 (15.69%) ITIL
7 7 (13.73%) ITSM
7 7 (13.73%) Problem Management
7 7 (13.73%) Project Management
7 7 (13.73%) Service Management
8 6 (11.76%) Change Management
8 6 (11.76%) PRINCE2
9 5 (9.80%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (9.80%) Converged Infrastructure
9 5 (9.80%) Infrastructure Management
10 4 (7.84%) API Integration
10 4 (7.84%) Automation Testing
10 4 (7.84%) Capacity Management
10 4 (7.84%) Information Architecture
10 4 (7.84%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 12 (23.53%) SQL
2 9 (17.65%) Python
3 7 (13.73%) JavaScript
4 6 (11.76%) PowerShell
5 5 (9.80%) C++
6 4 (7.84%) Ruby
7 2 (3.92%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.92%) Go
7 2 (3.92%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (13.73%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.84%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.96%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) Disclosure Scotland
1 4 (7.84%) QA
System Software
1 11 (21.57%) Active Directory
2 9 (17.65%) Hyper-V
3 5 (9.80%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (9.80%) XenApp
4 2 (3.92%) Docker
4 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.92%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (21.57%) Puppet
2 7 (13.73%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (9.80%) Ansible
3 5 (9.80%) SCOrch
4 4 (7.84%) SCCM
4 4 (7.84%) SCOM
5 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (5.88%) Salt
5 3 (5.88%) vRealize
6 2 (3.92%) BladeLogic
7 1 (1.96%) EdgeSight
7 1 (1.96%) Nagios
Vendors
1 19 (37.25%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.73%) Citrix
3 5 (9.80%) HP
3 5 (9.80%) Red Hat
3 5 (9.80%) VMware
4 3 (5.88%) ForgeRock
4 3 (5.88%) Sitecore
5 2 (3.92%) BMC
6 1 (1.96%) ServiceNow