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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Rank 157 122 -
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -
Contract jobs citing PaaS 10 14 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.45% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.26% 17.07% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £413 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £475 £423
% change year-on-year
-9.47% +12.35%
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
190 82 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.39% 2.66% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 35 30
Average daily rate £475 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £323 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £605 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +29.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £29.32 £15.75 £17.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.15% -10.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+41.17% -48.48%

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
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 28 August 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Manchester -15 6 £450 -10.00%
Cheshire -8 3 £475 +18.75%
Merseyside -9 1 - -
PaaS
England

PaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 13 (50.00%) DevOps
2 10 (38.46%) Oracle
3 9 (34.62%) J2EE
3 9 (34.62%) JBoss
3 9 (34.62%) Apache Camel
4 8 (30.77%) Puppet
4 8 (30.77%) Linux
5 7 (26.92%) SaaS
5 7 (26.92%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (23.08%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (23.08%) IaaS
6 6 (23.08%) UNIX
6 6 (23.08%) Java
6 6 (23.08%) Configuration Management
7 5 (19.23%) Service Delivery
7 5 (19.23%) VMware
7 5 (19.23%) OSGi
8 4 (15.38%) Jenkins
8 4 (15.38%) OpenShift
8 4 (15.38%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (15.38%) Ansible
8 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
8 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (15.38%) WCF
8 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (15.38%) TDD
8 4 (15.38%) Windows
8 4 (15.38%) SQL Server

PaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 9 (34.62%) JBoss
2 4 (15.38%) Apache
2 4 (15.38%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (11.54%) OpenStack
3 3 (11.54%) WebSphere
4 2 (7.69%) Umbraco
4 2 (7.69%) CMS
4 2 (7.69%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 7 (26.92%) SaaS
2 6 (23.08%) IaaS
3 4 (15.38%) OpenShift
4 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (11.54%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (7.69%) Amazon S3
5 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (7.69%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (7.69%) Route 53
6 1 (3.85%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) Firewall
2 2 (7.69%) Wireless
3 1 (3.85%) Network Security
3 1 (3.85%) DHCP
3 1 (3.85%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) Hadoop
2 2 (7.69%) MongoDB
2 2 (7.69%) NoSQL
2 2 (7.69%) Big Data
2 2 (7.69%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Jenkins
2 3 (11.54%) Maven
3 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 2 (7.69%) Hudson
General
1 3 (11.54%) Banking
2 2 (7.69%) Marketing
2 2 (7.69%) Electronics
2 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Architect
2 10 (38.46%) Developer
3 4 (15.38%) Java Developer
3 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (15.38%) Applications Architect
3 4 (15.38%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) .NET Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Security Architect
5 2 (7.69%) C Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 2 (7.69%) J2EE Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Architect
6 1 (3.85%) .NET Web Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Environment Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Cloud Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Cloud Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (3.85%) C++ Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (34.62%) J2EE
1 9 (34.62%) Apache Camel
2 5 (19.23%) OSGi
3 4 (15.38%) WCF
3 4 (15.38%) Middleware
4 3 (11.54%) Web Services
4 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET
4 3 (11.54%) .NET
4 3 (11.54%) AngularJS
4 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (7.69%) Memcached
5 2 (7.69%) Akka
5 2 (7.69%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (7.69%) REST
5 2 (7.69%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (7.69%) MSMQ
5 2 (7.69%) Ajax
5 2 (7.69%) JSON
6 1 (3.85%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Client/Server
1 2 (7.69%) DTV
1 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (7.69%) Data Structures
1 2 (7.69%) Algorithms
1 2 (7.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (3.85%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (3.85%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Linux
2 6 (23.08%) UNIX
3 4 (15.38%) Windows
3 4 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (7.69%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) DevOps
2 6 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (23.08%) Configuration Management
3 5 (19.23%) Service Delivery
4 4 (15.38%) OO
4 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (15.38%) TDD
5 3 (11.54%) MVC
6 2 (7.69%) OOP
6 2 (7.69%) Programme Management
6 2 (7.69%) TOGAF
6 2 (7.69%) E-Commerce
6 2 (7.69%) SOA
6 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (7.69%) Project Management
6 2 (7.69%) MVVM
6 2 (7.69%) Memory Management
6 2 (7.69%) SIEM
6 2 (7.69%) ATDD
6 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) Java
2 2 (7.69%) PHP
2 2 (7.69%) Python
2 2 (7.69%) Ruby
2 2 (7.69%) PHP5
2 2 (7.69%) Bash Shell
2 2 (7.69%) C
2 2 (7.69%) C#
2 2 (7.69%) C++
3 1 (3.85%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) CISSP
2 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) QA
2 2 (7.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (30.77%) Puppet
2 6 (23.08%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (15.38%) Ansible
3 4 (15.38%) Salt
4 2 (7.69%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) Oracle
2 5 (19.23%) VMware
3 4 (15.38%) IBM
4 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
5 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
5 2 (7.69%) SAP
5 2 (7.69%) RightScale
6 1 (3.85%) Rackspace
6 1 (3.85%) Google