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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Rank 141 116 -
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -
Contract jobs citing PaaS 16 19 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.43% 0.62% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.66% 24.05% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 0
Average daily rate
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£393 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.87% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £453 £438
% change year-on-year
-0.55% +3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
209 79 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.61% 2.57% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 36 7
Average daily rate £440 £388 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.54% +38.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £425 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £313
% change year-on-year
- +28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £135.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-90.74% +900.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £12.75 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+96.07% -53.21%

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 27 May 2015.

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 27 May 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 - 8 £396 - 3
Lancashire - 6 £375 -
Cheshire -25 2 £400 -
PaaS
England

PaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 15 (48.39%) Linux
1 15 (48.39%) DevOps
2 11 (35.48%) Web Services
2 11 (35.48%) Puppet
3 10 (32.26%) Oracle
4 9 (29.03%) Configuration Management
4 9 (29.03%) IaaS
4 9 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (29.03%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (25.81%) Windows
6 7 (22.58%) Jenkins
6 7 (22.58%) Salt
6 7 (22.58%) Ansible
6 7 (22.58%) Data Structures
7 6 (19.35%) REST
7 6 (19.35%) MongoDB
7 6 (19.35%) SaaS
7 6 (19.35%) Ruby
7 6 (19.35%) JSON
7 6 (19.35%) Python
7 6 (19.35%) SOA
7 6 (19.35%) Java
7 6 (19.35%) UNIX
8 5 (16.13%) Informatica
8 5 (16.13%) Migration
8 5 (16.13%) Finance
8 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
8 5 (16.13%) ETL
8 5 (16.13%) Data Warehouse

PaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 4 (12.90%) JBoss
1 4 (12.90%) SAS
1 4 (12.90%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (9.68%) OpenStack
2 3 (9.68%) WebSphere
3 2 (6.45%) Umbraco
3 2 (6.45%) CMS
3 2 (6.45%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (29.03%) IaaS
2 6 (19.35%) SaaS
3 5 (16.13%) OpenShift
4 4 (12.90%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (6.45%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (6.45%) Amazon S3
5 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (6.45%) Route 53
5 2 (6.45%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (3.23%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) VPN
1 3 (9.68%) Internet
1 3 (9.68%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (3.23%) Network Security
2 1 (3.23%) Firewall
2 1 (3.23%) DNS
2 1 (3.23%) SAN
2 1 (3.23%) LAN
2 1 (3.23%) WAN
2 1 (3.23%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) MongoDB
2 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.13%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (9.68%) RDBMS
3 3 (9.68%) NoSQL
3 3 (9.68%) Couchbase
3 3 (9.68%) Oracle Database
3 3 (9.68%) Relational Database
4 2 (6.45%) Big Data
4 2 (6.45%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 7 (22.58%) Jenkins
2 3 (9.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (9.68%) TeamCity
3 2 (6.45%) Hudson
3 2 (6.45%) Maven
General
1 5 (16.13%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.45%) Electronics
2 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.45%) Marketing
3 1 (3.23%) Games
3 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Architect
2 7 (22.58%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (19.35%) Developer
4 5 (16.13%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (9.68%) .NET Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Consultant
5 3 (9.68%) Applications Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Security Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Data Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) C Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Platform Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Architect
7 1 (3.23%) Data Architect
7 1 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.23%) C++ Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (35.48%) Web Services
2 6 (19.35%) JSON
2 6 (19.35%) REST
3 5 (16.13%) WCF
4 4 (12.90%) J2EE
4 4 (12.90%) Middleware
4 4 (12.90%) Apache Camel
5 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (9.68%) .NET
5 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET
5 3 (9.68%) XML
5 3 (9.68%) MSMQ
5 3 (9.68%) SAML
5 3 (9.68%) OAuth
5 3 (9.68%) Memcached
5 3 (9.68%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (6.45%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (6.45%) AngularJS
6 2 (6.45%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Data Structures
2 4 (12.90%) Private Cloud
3 3 (9.68%) PKI
4 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.45%) Algorithms
4 2 (6.45%) DTV
5 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 15 (48.39%) Linux
2 8 (25.81%) Windows
3 6 (19.35%) UNIX
4 4 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (9.68%) Solaris
6 2 (6.45%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) DevOps
2 9 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (29.03%) Configuration Management
3 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (19.35%) SOA
5 5 (16.13%) ETL
5 5 (16.13%) OO
5 5 (16.13%) TDD
5 5 (16.13%) Open Source
5 5 (16.13%) Migration
6 4 (12.90%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
7 3 (9.68%) Identity Management
7 3 (9.68%) Data Security
7 3 (9.68%) MVC
7 3 (9.68%) E-Commerce
7 3 (9.68%) OOP
8 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (6.45%) Refactoring
8 2 (6.45%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 6 (19.35%) Java
1 6 (19.35%) Python
1 6 (19.35%) Ruby
2 5 (16.13%) Bash Shell
3 3 (9.68%) PHP5
3 3 (9.68%) Perl
3 3 (9.68%) PHP
3 3 (9.68%) C#
4 2 (6.45%) C++
4 2 (6.45%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) QA
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Oracle RAC
1 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (35.48%) Puppet
2 9 (29.03%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (22.58%) Ansible
3 7 (22.58%) Salt
4 2 (6.45%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Oracle
2 5 (16.13%) Informatica
3 4 (12.90%) Business Objects
3 4 (12.90%) VMware
4 3 (9.68%) IBM
4 3 (9.68%) Red Hat
5 2 (6.45%) SAP
5 2 (6.45%) RightScale
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