Period
to 19 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for PaaS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PaaS over the 6 months to 19 June 2018 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.

Platform as a Service (PaaS)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 65 104
Rank change year-on-year -2 +39 +3
Contract jobs citing PaaS 27 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.09% 1.63% 0.89%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.75% 11.11% 13.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 14
Cheshire median daily rate £500 £625 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +43.68% -1.14%
10th Percentile £399 £506 £336
90th Percentile £591 £694 £475
North West median daily rate £493 £530 £450
% change year-on-year -7.08% +17.78% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - £65.00 -
North West median hourly rate - £65.00 -

PaaS is in the Cloud Services category. The following 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.

All Cloud Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 277 171 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 21.44% 14.68% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 124 95
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -8.33% -2.70%
10th Percentile £280 £250 £321
90th Percentile £600 £550 £575
North West median daily rate £438 £425 £436
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.58% +2.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 2
Cheshire median hourly rate £15.00 £60.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -75.00% +71.43% +180.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £37.78 £32.50
90th Percentile £37.25 £67.48 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £20.20 £14.75
% change year-on-year -25.74% +36.95% -34.44%

PaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing PaaS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for PaaS in Cheshire

PaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PaaS in Cheshire

PaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PaaS in Cheshire over the 6 months to 19 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PaaS in Cheshire

PaaS
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 PaaS within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 19 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crewe - 10 £525 - 1
Knutsford - 5 £438 -
Warrington -9 3 £513 -21.15%
PaaS
North West

For the 6 months to 19 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing PaaS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for PaaS.

1 18 (66.67%) Java
1 18 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (55.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (44.44%) Public Cloud
5 11 (40.74%) SaaS
6 10 (37.04%) Red Hat
6 10 (37.04%) Docker
6 10 (37.04%) DevOps
7 9 (33.33%) JavaScript
8 8 (29.63%) Linux
8 8 (29.63%) JBoss
8 8 (29.63%) Middleware
8 8 (29.63%) Apache
8 8 (29.63%) Scrum
8 8 (29.63%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (29.63%) Software Engineering
8 8 (29.63%) JSON
9 7 (25.93%) Kanban
9 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
9 7 (25.93%) Node.js
9 7 (25.93%) Tomcat
9 7 (25.93%) IBM
9 7 (25.93%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 6 (22.22%) Kubernetes
10 6 (22.22%) Web Services
10 6 (22.22%) IaaS
10 6 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (22.22%) Test Automation
10 6 (22.22%) JIRA

PaaS
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 8 (29.63%) Apache
1 8 (29.63%) JBoss
2 7 (25.93%) Tomcat
3 4 (14.81%) Confluence
4 3 (11.11%) WebSphere
4 3 (11.11%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (7.41%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (7.41%) WebLogic
6 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (55.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (40.74%) SaaS
4 6 (22.22%) IaaS
5 5 (18.52%) OpenShift
6 3 (11.11%) GitHub
7 2 (7.41%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (3.70%) Boomi
8 1 (3.70%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) Big Data
2 2 (7.41%) Hadoop
2 2 (7.41%) MongoDB
2 2 (7.41%) MySQL
3 1 (3.70%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) JIRA
1 6 (22.22%) Maven
2 5 (18.52%) Git (software)
2 5 (18.52%) Jenkins
3 2 (7.41%) GitLab
3 2 (7.41%) MSI
3 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (11.11%) Banking
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Billing
2 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Middleware Engineer
2 7 (25.93%) Java Engineer
2 7 (25.93%) Java Software Engineer
2 7 (25.93%) Software Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Architect
3 3 (11.11%) Azure DevOps
3 3 (11.11%) Developer
3 3 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Middleware Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Senior Middleware Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Azure Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) DevOps Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) DevOps Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Java Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Java Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (29.63%) JSON
1 8 (29.63%) Middleware
2 7 (25.93%) Node.js
3 6 (22.22%) Spring
3 6 (22.22%) Web Services
4 3 (11.11%) Ajax
4 3 (11.11%) IBM Integration Bus
4 3 (11.11%) jQuery
4 3 (11.11%) XML
5 2 (7.41%) .NET
5 2 (7.41%) Anaconda
5 2 (7.41%) AngularJS
5 2 (7.41%) HTML
5 2 (7.41%) MEAN Stack
5 2 (7.41%) OAuth
5 2 (7.41%) REST
5 2 (7.41%) SAML
5 2 (7.41%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (3.70%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (44.44%) Public Cloud
2 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.41%) Clustering
4 1 (3.70%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) Linux
2 5 (18.52%) Windows
3 4 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (14.81%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (37.04%) DevOps
3 8 (29.63%) Scrum
3 8 (29.63%) Software Engineering
4 7 (25.93%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 7 (25.93%) Kanban
5 6 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (22.22%) Test Automation
6 5 (18.52%) Decision-Making
6 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (14.81%) Acceptance Criteria
7 4 (14.81%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (14.81%) Migration
7 4 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (14.81%) Process Improvement
7 4 (14.81%) Validation
8 3 (11.11%) Agile Project Management
8 3 (11.11%) Incident Management
8 3 (11.11%) Product Management
8 3 (11.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (66.67%) Java
2 9 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 6 (22.22%) Ruby
4 5 (18.52%) Python
5 4 (14.81%) Bash Shell
5 4 (14.81%) Go
5 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
5 4 (14.81%) SQL
6 3 (11.11%) C#
6 3 (11.11%) Perl
7 1 (3.70%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) BC Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) MCSE
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 10 (37.04%) Docker
2 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (7.41%) VirtualBox
2 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (29.63%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (22.22%) Kubernetes
3 2 (7.41%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (3.70%) Netcool
4 1 (3.70%) Puppet
4 1 (3.70%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) Red Hat
2 7 (25.93%) IBM
3 2 (7.41%) Atlassian
3 2 (7.41%) Blue Coat
3 2 (7.41%) Cloudera
3 2 (7.41%) Google
3 2 (7.41%) Infoblox
3 2 (7.41%) McAfee
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.41%) ServiceNow
3 2 (7.41%) Splunk
3 2 (7.41%) Symantec
3 2 (7.41%) VMware
4 1 (3.70%) Dell
4 1 (3.70%) EMC
4 1 (3.70%) NetApp
4 1 (3.70%) Snow