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 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Rank 118 155 126
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -29
Contract jobs citing PaaS 31 11 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.88% 0.26% 0.45%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.54% 5.64% 17.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 8
Median daily rate £425 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £410 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £435 £475
% change year-on-year
+9.19% -8.42%
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
294 195 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.31% 4.65% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 102 33
Median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 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 £12.16 £12.70 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.30 £18.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-21.11% +32.35%

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 August 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 24 August 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
Manchester -2 15 £444 -0.28% 5
Cheshire +17 12 £400 -15.78%
PaaS
England

PaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 37 (71.15%) IaaS
2 35 (67.31%) SaaS
3 22 (42.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (42.31%) Microsoft
4 20 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (36.54%) DevOps
6 18 (34.62%) MS Excel
7 15 (28.85%) Open Source
8 14 (26.92%) SOA
9 12 (23.08%) Linux
9 12 (23.08%) Puppet
10 11 (21.15%) Amazon AWS
10 11 (21.15%) Windows
10 11 (21.15%) Active Directory
10 11 (21.15%) BizTalk Server
10 11 (21.15%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (19.23%) CRM
11 10 (19.23%) SQL
12 9 (17.31%) Python
12 9 (17.31%) OpenStack
13 7 (13.46%) Opscode Chef
13 7 (13.46%) JavaScript
13 7 (13.46%) IIS
13 7 (13.46%) ITIL
13 7 (13.46%) CentOS
13 7 (13.46%) Problem Management
13 7 (13.46%) Security Cleared
14 6 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (11.54%) Hyper-V
14 6 (11.54%) Git (software)

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 11 (21.15%) BizTalk Server
2 9 (17.31%) OpenStack
3 7 (13.46%) IIS
4 6 (11.54%) Tomcat
5 5 (9.62%) Apache
5 5 (9.62%) SharePoint
6 3 (5.77%) nginx
6 3 (5.77%) Skype for Business
7 2 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 18 (34.62%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 37 (71.15%) IaaS
2 35 (67.31%) SaaS
3 22 (42.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (21.15%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (9.62%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (7.69%) Office 365
7 2 (3.85%) OpenShift
8 1 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.77%) Remote Desktop
1 3 (5.77%) SAN
1 3 (5.77%) Skype
1 3 (5.77%) Unified Communications
2 2 (3.85%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.77%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (5.77%) MySQL
3 2 (3.85%) Couchbase
4 1 (1.92%) Big Data
4 1 (1.92%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.92%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (11.54%) Git (software)
2 5 (9.62%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.77%) Maven
4 2 (3.85%) Ant
4 2 (3.85%) GoCD
4 2 (3.85%) SonarQube
4 2 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.92%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (1.92%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (5.77%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (3.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (38.46%) Architect
2 13 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
3 10 (19.23%) Technical Architect
4 9 (17.31%) Azure Architect
5 8 (15.38%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (13.46%) Operations Engineer
7 6 (11.54%) Senior Operations Engineer
8 5 (9.62%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 5 (9.62%) SOA Architect
9 4 (7.69%) AWS DevOps
9 4 (7.69%) Technical Solutions Architect
10 3 (5.77%) AWS Engineer
10 3 (5.77%) Citrix Consultant
10 3 (5.77%) Cloud Architect
10 3 (5.77%) Consultant
10 3 (5.77%) Hyper-V Consultant
10 3 (5.77%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 3 (5.77%) Linux Engineer
10 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
10 3 (5.77%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) EDI
1 4 (7.69%) Middleware
2 2 (3.85%) .NET
2 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (3.85%) CSS
2 2 (3.85%) Express
2 2 (3.85%) HTML
2 2 (3.85%) LEMP Stack
2 2 (3.85%) Node.js
2 2 (3.85%) REST
2 2 (3.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.15%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (9.62%) Public Cloud
3 4 (7.69%) CESG
3 4 (7.69%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.77%) Enterprise Cloud
4 3 (5.77%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (3.85%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.85%) DataPower
5 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.85%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.92%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 12 (23.08%) Linux
2 11 (21.15%) Windows
3 7 (13.46%) CentOS
4 6 (11.54%) AIX
5 3 (5.77%) Fedora
5 3 (5.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (5.77%) Ubuntu
5 3 (5.77%) Windows 10
5 3 (5.77%) Windows Server
6 2 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (36.54%) DevOps
3 15 (28.85%) Open Source
4 14 (26.92%) SOA
5 10 (19.23%) CRM
6 7 (13.46%) ITIL
6 7 (13.46%) Problem Management
7 6 (11.54%) Change Management
7 6 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (11.54%) ITSM
7 6 (11.54%) PRINCE2
7 6 (11.54%) Service Management
8 5 (9.62%) Project Management
9 4 (7.69%) API Integration
9 4 (7.69%) ArchiMate
9 4 (7.69%) Automation Testing
9 4 (7.69%) Capacity Management
9 4 (7.69%) Configuration Management
9 4 (7.69%) Identity Access Management
9 4 (7.69%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.23%) SQL
2 9 (17.31%) Python
3 7 (13.46%) JavaScript
4 5 (9.62%) C++
4 5 (9.62%) PowerShell
4 5 (9.62%) Ruby
5 2 (3.85%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.85%) Go
5 2 (3.85%) Perl
6 1 (1.92%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (13.46%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.92%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) QA
2 4 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (21.15%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.54%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.77%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (5.77%) XenApp
4 2 (3.85%) Docker
4 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.85%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (23.08%) Puppet
2 7 (13.46%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (9.62%) Ansible
4 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (5.77%) Salt
4 3 (5.77%) SCCM
4 3 (5.77%) SCOM
4 3 (5.77%) SCOrch
4 3 (5.77%) vRealize
5 2 (3.85%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 22 (42.31%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.54%) Citrix
3 5 (9.62%) Red Hat
4 4 (7.69%) ForgeRock
4 4 (7.69%) Sitecore
4 4 (7.69%) VMware
5 3 (5.77%) HP
6 2 (3.85%) BMC
7 1 (1.92%) Talend