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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
England / North West
Rank 109 138 133
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -5
Contract jobs citing PaaS 26 20 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.00% 0.53% 0.23%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.31% 8.70% 6.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 6
Median daily rate £363 £413 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% -17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £324 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £523 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - -

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
313 230 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.01% 6.05% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 149 70
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 14
Median hourly rate £12.50 £35.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.28% +55.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £25.63 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-31.70% +13.88%

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017. 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 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 - 11 £335 -
Cheshire +29 6 £325 -39.53%
Manchester +1 6 £494 +16.17% 6
PaaS
England

PaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 61 (84.72%) SaaS
1 61 (84.72%) IaaS
2 49 (68.06%) Open Source
3 45 (62.50%) ITIL
4 43 (59.72%) Change Management
5 34 (47.22%) DevOps
6 33 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (45.83%) Data Management
7 28 (38.89%) Oracle
8 27 (37.50%) Oracle Application Server
8 27 (37.50%) Oracle EBS
8 27 (37.50%) Oracle Database 12c
8 27 (37.50%) Oracle Database
8 27 (37.50%) Oracle EBS R12
9 25 (34.72%) High Availability
10 23 (31.94%) Performance Tuning
11 22 (30.56%) Problem Management
11 22 (30.56%) Microsoft
12 20 (27.78%) PRINCE2
12 20 (27.78%) MS Excel
12 20 (27.78%) Continuous Improvement
13 19 (26.39%) ITSM
14 17 (23.61%) Service Management
14 17 (23.61%) Linux
14 17 (23.61%) Operational Acceptance Testing
15 14 (19.44%) Python
15 14 (19.44%) JavaScript
16 13 (18.06%) Java
16 13 (18.06%) Windows
16 13 (18.06%) 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 27 (37.50%) Oracle Application Server
2 11 (15.28%) WebSphere
3 8 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.78%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.39%) Apache
5 1 (1.39%) Drupal
5 1 (1.39%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.39%) nginx
5 1 (1.39%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 20 (27.78%) MS Excel
2 10 (13.89%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 27 (37.50%) Oracle EBS
1 27 (37.50%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (2.78%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (2.78%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.39%) Magento
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 61 (84.72%) IaaS
1 61 (84.72%) SaaS
2 13 (18.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.39%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.56%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.39%) Firewall
2 1 (1.39%) LDAP
2 1 (1.39%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (37.50%) Oracle Database
1 27 (37.50%) Oracle Database 12c
2 12 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (6.94%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.39%) Big Data
5 1 (1.39%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.39%) MySQL
5 1 (1.39%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (6.94%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.17%) JIRA
2 3 (4.17%) Maven
2 3 (4.17%) Mercurial
2 3 (4.17%) Subversion
3 2 (2.78%) Ant
3 2 (2.78%) Gradle
3 2 (2.78%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.78%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.39%) Hudson
4 1 (1.39%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.39%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.39%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (1.39%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.39%) Vagrant
General
1 9 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (2.78%) General Ledger
2 2 (2.78%) Retail
3 1 (1.39%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (27.78%) DBA
1 20 (27.78%) Oracle DBA
2 12 (16.67%) Architect
2 12 (16.67%) Operations Engineer
3 8 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (9.72%) Administrator
4 7 (9.72%) Developer
4 7 (9.72%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) Analyst
5 6 (8.33%) Azure Architect
6 5 (6.94%) Operational Support Analyst
6 5 (6.94%) Operations Analyst
6 5 (6.94%) Operations Support Analyst
6 5 (6.94%) Senior Test Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Support Analyst
6 5 (6.94%) Test Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.56%) SOA Architect
7 4 (5.56%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.72%) HTML
2 6 (8.33%) .NET
2 6 (8.33%) jQuery
3 4 (5.56%) CSS
3 4 (5.56%) Middleware
4 3 (4.17%) Ajax
4 3 (4.17%) AngularJS
4 3 (4.17%) ASP.NET
4 3 (4.17%) Aurelia
4 3 (4.17%) Backbone.js
4 3 (4.17%) Durandal
4 3 (4.17%) EJS
4 3 (4.17%) HTML5
4 3 (4.17%) JAAS
4 3 (4.17%) Jinja
4 3 (4.17%) KnockoutJS
4 3 (4.17%) LESS
4 3 (4.17%) Pug
4 3 (4.17%) React
4 3 (4.17%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (11.11%) Tandem
3 5 (6.94%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.94%) User Experience
4 4 (5.56%) Virtual Team
5 3 (4.17%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.39%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.39%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (23.61%) Linux
2 13 (18.06%) Windows
3 11 (15.28%) AIX
3 11 (15.28%) Windows 2000
3 11 (15.28%) Windows XP
4 10 (13.89%) Unix
5 4 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.78%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.39%) Android
7 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.39%) CentOS
7 1 (1.39%) Fedora
7 1 (1.39%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (68.06%) Open Source
2 45 (62.50%) ITIL
3 43 (59.72%) Change Management
4 34 (47.22%) DevOps
5 33 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (45.83%) Data Management
6 25 (34.72%) High Availability
7 23 (31.94%) Performance Tuning
8 22 (30.56%) Problem Management
9 20 (27.78%) Continuous Improvement
9 20 (27.78%) PRINCE2
10 19 (26.39%) ITSM
11 17 (23.61%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 17 (23.61%) Service Management
12 9 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (12.50%) SOA
13 8 (11.11%) Data Analysis
13 8 (11.11%) Release Management
14 5 (6.94%) Automated Testing
14 5 (6.94%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 14 (19.44%) JavaScript
1 14 (19.44%) Python
2 13 (18.06%) Java
3 11 (15.28%) Ruby
4 9 (12.50%) Perl
5 6 (8.33%) C#
6 4 (5.56%) Shell Script
7 3 (4.17%) C
7 3 (4.17%) C++
7 3 (4.17%) Go
7 3 (4.17%) PHP
7 3 (4.17%) PowerShell
7 3 (4.17%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.39%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.39%) Korn
Qualifications
1 13 (18.06%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.72%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.78%) Degree
5 1 (1.39%) CCNA
5 1 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.72%) Disclosure Scotland
1 7 (9.72%) SLA
2 6 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 7 (9.72%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.39%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.17%) Kubernetes
1 3 (4.17%) Puppet
2 2 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.39%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.39%) Ansible
3 1 (1.39%) Terraform
Vendors
1 28 (38.89%) Oracle
2 22 (30.56%) Microsoft
3 7 (9.72%) ServiceNow
4 5 (6.94%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.17%) ForgeRock
5 3 (4.17%) Sitecore
6 2 (2.78%) AppDynamics
6 2 (2.78%) Guidewire
7 1 (1.39%) ATG
7 1 (1.39%) Cisco
7 1 (1.39%) hybris
7 1 (1.39%) Juniper
7 1 (1.39%) Talend