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 25 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
England / North West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 157 109
Rank change year-on-year +32 -48  
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 10 5 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.34% 0.13% 1.16%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.99% 2.04% 21.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 35
Median daily rate £438 £550 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.45% +57.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £550 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £550 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £350
% change year-on-year - +28.57%  
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 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 334 245 202
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 11.52% 6.53% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 160 110
Median daily rate £440 £446 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.40% +11.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £393
% change year-on-year - +14.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 4
Median hourly rate £55.00 £14.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +292.85% +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £12.20 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.20 £17.30 £17.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +75.75% -40.00%  

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 25 June 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 25 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
Lancashire +7 4 £473 - 1
Cheshire +26 3 £425 -22.72% 5
Manchester +16 2 £313 - 10
Cloud Computing
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 North West region with a requirement for Cloud Computing.

1 7 (38.89%) PaaS
2 6 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (33.33%) Talend Open Studio
2 6 (33.33%) Big Data
2 6 (33.33%) Talend
2 6 (33.33%) DevOps
2 6 (33.33%) ETL
3 5 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (27.78%) Finance
3 5 (27.78%) Linux
4 4 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (22.22%) Windows
4 4 (22.22%) IBM
4 4 (22.22%) Middleware
4 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
4 4 (22.22%) VMware
4 4 (22.22%) WebSphere
4 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (22.22%) Bluemix
4 4 (22.22%) Ansible
4 4 (22.22%) Salt
4 4 (22.22%) Analytics
4 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
4 4 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (22.22%) OpenShift
4 4 (22.22%) Cloud Foundry
4 4 (22.22%) Data Integration
4 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Cloud Computing
Co-occurring 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 4 (22.22%) Cloud Foundry
1 4 (22.22%) OpenStack
1 4 (22.22%) WebSphere
2 2 (11.11%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 7 (38.89%) PaaS
2 6 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (22.22%) Bluemix
3 4 (22.22%) IBM Cloud
3 4 (22.22%) OpenShift
3 4 (22.22%) SaaS
4 3 (16.67%) IaaS
5 2 (11.11%) GitHub
6 1 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (5.56%) Amazon S3
6 1 (5.56%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (5.56%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (5.56%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) Big Data
2 4 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (16.67%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (11.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (11.11%) Data Lake
4 2 (11.11%) MongoDB
4 2 (11.11%) MySQL
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
5 1 (5.56%) Power BI
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Talend Open Studio
2 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
3 3 (16.67%) JIRA
4 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
4 2 (11.11%) PhantomJS
4 2 (11.11%) Subversion
5 1 (5.56%) JUnit
5 1 (5.56%) Mockito
5 1 (5.56%) RSpec
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Retail
3 1 (5.56%) Legal
3 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Talend Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Delivery Manager
3 2 (11.11%) ETL Developer
3 2 (11.11%) ICT Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Service Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Configuration Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Information Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Information Security Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) IT Manager
4 1 (5.56%) IT Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.56%) IT Services Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Java Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Release Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) Middleware
2 2 (11.11%) Ajax
2 2 (11.11%) CSS
2 2 (11.11%) HTML
2 2 (11.11%) JSON
2 2 (11.11%) Node.js
2 2 (11.11%) Sass
3 1 (5.56%) RESTful
3 1 (5.56%) Spring
3 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) User Experience
2 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Life Science
2 1 (5.56%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Linux
2 4 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (22.22%) Windows
3 3 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) DevOps
1 6 (33.33%) ETL
2 5 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (22.22%) Analytics
3 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (22.22%) Data Integration
4 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (16.67%) BDD
4 3 (16.67%) Financial Modelling
4 3 (16.67%) Open Source
4 3 (16.67%) Process Improvement
4 3 (16.67%) Supplier Management
4 3 (16.67%) TDD
5 2 (11.11%) Business Analysis
5 2 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 2 (11.11%) Project Management
5 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 2 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) Java
2 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.11%) Ruby
2 2 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) CISSP
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) Ansible
1 4 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (22.22%) Puppet
1 4 (22.22%) Salt
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Talend
2 4 (22.22%) IBM
2 4 (22.22%) VMware
3 2 (11.11%) Ab Initio
3 2 (11.11%) Vertica
4 1 (5.56%) Citrix
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.56%) Wyse
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
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