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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Rank 141 133 114
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -19
Contract jobs citing PaaS 17 8 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.45% 0.24% 0.68%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.13% 6.61% 26.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 15
Average daily rate £375 £500 £580
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £342 £562
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £528 £698
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £475 £580
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -18.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £29.86
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
209 121 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.51% 3.70% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 72 50
Average daily rate £425 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £288 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £516 £665
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% +23.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £22.50 £16.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £22.50 £19.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
-13.35% +30.62%

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PaaS within the North West region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -6 12 £400 +14.28% 2
Merseyside - 4 £375 -
Cheshire -7 1 £350 -20.45%
PaaS
England

PaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 19 (59.38%) IaaS
2 16 (50.00%) SaaS
3 15 (46.88%) Microsoft
4 12 (37.50%) Java
4 12 (37.50%) J2EE
5 10 (31.25%) Banking
5 10 (31.25%) JBoss
5 10 (31.25%) Apache
5 10 (31.25%) OSGi
5 10 (31.25%) Apache Camel
6 9 (28.13%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (28.13%) Oracle
6 9 (28.13%) TOGAF
7 8 (25.00%) SOA
7 8 (25.00%) Git (software)
8 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (21.88%) Maven
8 7 (21.88%) MS Excel
8 7 (21.88%) SharePoint
8 7 (21.88%) Finance
9 6 (18.75%) Data Modelling
9 6 (18.75%) Zachman Framework
9 6 (18.75%) SQL
9 6 (18.75%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (18.75%) Extranet
9 6 (18.75%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (18.75%) Process Improvement
10 5 (15.63%) XenApp
10 5 (15.63%) SAN
10 5 (15.63%) Windows

PaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 10 (31.25%) Apache
1 10 (31.25%) JBoss
2 7 (21.88%) SharePoint
3 6 (18.75%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (12.50%) IIS
5 3 (9.38%) Confluence
6 1 (3.13%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (3.13%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (21.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 19 (59.38%) IaaS
2 16 (50.00%) SaaS
3 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (3.13%) Bluemix
5 1 (3.13%) Office 365
5 1 (3.13%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) Extranet
2 5 (15.63%) SAN
3 3 (9.38%) Firewall
3 3 (9.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) MySQL
1 2 (6.25%) NoSQL
1 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (21.88%) Maven
3 4 (12.50%) JIRA
4 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (31.25%) Banking
2 7 (21.88%) Finance
3 2 (6.25%) Advertising
3 2 (6.25%) Marketing
4 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Architect
2 8 (25.00%) Developer
3 6 (18.75%) Java Developer
4 5 (15.63%) Designer
4 5 (15.63%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (9.38%) Azure Architect
5 3 (9.38%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Security Architect
5 3 (9.38%) Server Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) SOA Architect
5 3 (9.38%) TOGAF Architect
5 3 (9.38%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Windows Server Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Applications Developer
6 2 (6.25%) BizTalk Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Java Applications Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Functional Consultant
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (37.50%) J2EE
2 10 (31.25%) Apache Camel
2 10 (31.25%) OSGi
3 2 (6.25%) Hibernate
3 2 (6.25%) Spring
4 1 (3.13%) Java EE
4 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (9.38%) Client/Server
2 3 (9.38%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (9.38%) Wiki
3 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.13%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.13%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Windows
2 4 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 3 (9.38%) Linux
4 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) TOGAF
2 8 (25.00%) SOA
3 6 (18.75%) Data Modelling
3 6 (18.75%) Process Improvement
3 6 (18.75%) Zachman Framework
4 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (12.50%) Converged Infrastructure
4 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (12.50%) Project Management
5 3 (9.38%) CRM
5 3 (9.38%) DDoS Mitigation
5 3 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (9.38%) ITIL
5 3 (9.38%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (9.38%) SIEM
5 3 (9.38%) Supplier Management
6 2 (6.25%) BPMN
6 2 (6.25%) Data Analysis
6 2 (6.25%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 12 (37.50%) Java
2 6 (18.75%) SQL
3 3 (9.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) CISSP
2 1 (3.13%) BC Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) PCI DSS
1 3 (9.38%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 6 (18.75%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (15.63%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (15.63%) XenApp
3 4 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
5 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) SCOrch
2 3 (9.38%) EdgeSight
2 3 (9.38%) Nagios
2 3 (9.38%) SCOM
3 2 (6.25%) SCCM
4 1 (3.13%) CFEngine
4 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (46.88%) Microsoft
2 9 (28.13%) Oracle
3 4 (12.50%) HP
3 4 (12.50%) VMware
4 3 (9.38%) Citrix
5 1 (3.13%) hybris
5 1 (3.13%) IBM
5 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
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