The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cloud Computing
England / North West
Rank 120 131 116
Rank change year-on-year +11 -15  
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 8 29 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.31% 0.76% 0.83%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.99% 13.24% 16.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 27 22
Median daily rate £450 £488 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% -25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £328 £528
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £685 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £475 £513
% change year-on-year -10.52% -7.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £14.00

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 the North West with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 268 219 172
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 10.48% 5.70% 4.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 152 100
Median daily rate £425 £463 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.10% -7.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £436 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.64% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 8
Median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +55.55%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.79% -13.35%  

Cloud Computing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Cloud Computing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cloud Computing in the North West

Cloud Computing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cloud Computing in the North West over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cloud Computing in the North West

Cloud Computing
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 Cloud Computing within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 March 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
Cheshire +27 4 £538 +10.25% 1
Manchester +11 3 £413 +17.85% 5
Merseyside - 1 - -
Cloud Computing
England

Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 North West region with a requirement for Cloud Computing.

1 8 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (35.71%) Big Data
2 5 (35.71%) Analytics
2 5 (35.71%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (35.71%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (35.71%) Java
2 5 (35.71%) TDD
3 4 (28.57%) Migration
3 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 4 (28.57%) .NET
3 4 (28.57%) HTML
3 4 (28.57%) CSS
3 4 (28.57%) ETL
3 4 (28.57%) Talend
3 4 (28.57%) Sass
3 4 (28.57%) SaaS
3 4 (28.57%) PaaS
3 4 (28.57%) Ruby
3 4 (28.57%) Automated Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Data Integration
3 4 (28.57%) Talend Open Studio
3 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
3 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (28.57%) User Experience
4 3 (21.43%) Data Structures
4 3 (21.43%) EJS
4 3 (21.43%) Pug
4 3 (21.43%) Aurelia
4 3 (21.43%) Wireframes
4 3 (21.43%) Jinja

Cloud Computing
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 1 (7.14%) Apache Pig
1 1 (7.14%) IIS
1 1 (7.14%) Jetty
1 1 (7.14%) Mongrel
1 1 (7.14%) nginx
1 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
1 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 8 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (28.57%) PaaS
2 4 (28.57%) SaaS
3 2 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (7.14%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (7.14%) Amazon S3
4 1 (7.14%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (7.14%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (7.14%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (7.14%) Google App Engine
4 1 (7.14%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (7.14%) IaaS
4 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) DHCP
1 1 (7.14%) DNS
1 1 (7.14%) FTP
1 1 (7.14%) HTTP
1 1 (7.14%) IPsec
1 1 (7.14%) Network Security
1 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) Big Data
1 5 (35.71%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (21.43%) Amazon Redshift
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
3 2 (14.29%) Data Lake
4 1 (7.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (7.14%) Apache Hive
4 1 (7.14%) Data Mining
4 1 (7.14%) Hadoop
4 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 4 (28.57%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (21.43%) JIRA
2 3 (21.43%) Mercurial
2 3 (21.43%) Subversion
3 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
4 1 (7.14%) JUnit
4 1 (7.14%) Mockito
4 1 (7.14%) PhantomJS
4 1 (7.14%) RSpec
4 1 (7.14%) Travis CI
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Legal
2 1 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Architect
2 4 (28.57%) Talend Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Full Stack Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Full Stack Developer
4 2 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) C# Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Senior C# .NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Active Directory Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Azure Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (7.14%) DevOps Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Node.js Developer
5 1 (7.14%) TOGAF Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) .NET
1 4 (28.57%) CSS
1 4 (28.57%) HTML
1 4 (28.57%) Sass
2 3 (21.43%) AngularJS
2 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
2 3 (21.43%) Aurelia
2 3 (21.43%) Backbone.js
2 3 (21.43%) Durandal
2 3 (21.43%) EJS
2 3 (21.43%) Jinja
2 3 (21.43%) jQuery
2 3 (21.43%) KnockoutJS
2 3 (21.43%) LESS
2 3 (21.43%) Pug
2 3 (21.43%) React
3 2 (14.29%) Web Services
4 1 (7.14%) J2EE
4 1 (7.14%) Servlets
4 1 (7.14%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) User Experience
2 3 (21.43%) Data Structures
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.14%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Analytics
1 5 (35.71%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) TDD
2 4 (28.57%) Automated Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Data Integration
2 4 (28.57%) ETL
2 4 (28.57%) Migration
3 3 (21.43%) Data Migration
3 3 (21.43%) Data Protection
3 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (21.43%) OO
3 3 (21.43%) OOA/OOD
3 3 (21.43%) OOD
3 3 (21.43%) Open Source
3 3 (21.43%) Process Improvement
3 3 (21.43%) Wireframes
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (14.29%) DevOps
4 2 (14.29%) Information Management
4 2 (14.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) Java
2 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 4 (28.57%) Ruby
3 3 (21.43%) C#
3 3 (21.43%) PHP
3 3 (21.43%) Python
3 3 (21.43%) TypeScript
4 1 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) CISSP
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
1 1 (7.14%) QA
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Talend
2 1 (7.14%) Citrix
2 1 (7.14%) Google
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) VMware
2 1 (7.14%) Wyse
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