The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Cloud Computing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cloud Computing over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Cloud Computing
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 78 48
Rank change year-on-year +23 -30  
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 3 3 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.47% 0.33% 2.78%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.26% 5.26% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 21
Median daily rate £425 £550 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.72% -15.38%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £369
% change year-on-year -5.26% +28.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Cloud Computing is in the cloud computing skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 92 57 84
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 14.47% 6.20% 8.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 45 55
Median daily rate £380 £450 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.55% -2.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £354 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £703
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Median hourly rate £65.00 - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £17.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year +70.58% -36.44%  

Cloud Computing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Cloud Computing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Job vacancy trend for Cloud Computing in Cheshire

Cloud Computing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cloud Computing in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cloud Computing in Cheshire

Cloud Computing
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cloud Computing within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
Chester - 1 £450 -
Wilmslow - 1 £425 - 2
Cloud Computing
North West

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cloud Computing 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Cloud Computing.

1 6 (85.71%) ETL
1 6 (85.71%) Talend Open Studio
1 6 (85.71%) Big Data
1 6 (85.71%) Talend
2 5 (71.43%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (57.14%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (57.14%) Data Integration
3 4 (57.14%) Analytics
4 3 (42.86%) Amazon Redshift
4 3 (42.86%) Process Improvement
4 3 (42.86%) Finance
4 3 (42.86%) JIRA
4 3 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (42.86%) Open Source
5 2 (28.57%) GitHub
5 2 (28.57%) Kimball Methodology
5 2 (28.57%) Ab Initio
5 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (28.57%) Dimensional Modelling
5 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
5 2 (28.57%) Retail
5 2 (28.57%) Subversion
5 2 (28.57%) Information Management
5 2 (28.57%) Java
5 2 (28.57%) SQL
5 2 (28.57%) MySQL
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 2 (28.57%) Vertica
5 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
5 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning

Cloud Computing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 2 (28.57%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (28.57%) GitHub
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) Big Data
2 4 (57.14%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (42.86%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (28.57%) Data Lake
4 2 (28.57%) MongoDB
4 2 (28.57%) MySQL
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 1 (14.29%) Power BI
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (42.86%) JIRA
3 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
3 2 (28.57%) Subversion
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Retail
3 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 4 (57.14%) Talend Developer
3 2 (28.57%) ETL Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Configuration and Release Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Configuration Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Release and Configuration Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Release Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) ETL
2 5 (71.43%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (57.14%) Analytics
3 4 (57.14%) Data Integration
4 3 (42.86%) Open Source
4 3 (42.86%) Process Improvement
5 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (28.57%) Dimensional Modelling
5 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
5 2 (28.57%) Information Management
5 2 (28.57%) Kimball Methodology
5 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (14.29%) Data Architecture
6 1 (14.29%) Financial Modelling
6 1 (14.29%) ITIL
6 1 (14.29%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Talend
2 2 (28.57%) Ab Initio
2 2 (28.57%) Vertica
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft