Period
to 15 November 2018

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 6 months to 15 November 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.

Cloud Computing
England > North West
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 194 192 210
Rank change year-on-year -2 +18 -14
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 27 9 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.45% 0.16% 0.30%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.03% 1.20% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 8
North West median daily rate £525 £425 £436
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.53% -2.58% -8.16%
10th Percentile £450 £295 £325
90th Percentile £634 £508 £713
England median daily rate £525 £530 £475
% change year-on-year -0.94% +11.58% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £18.64 £19.92
% change year-on-year - -6.41% -63.78%

Cloud Computing 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 the North West with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1,331 750 636
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.30% 13.04% 9.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 853 485 405
North West median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £225 £257 £280
90th Percentile £611 £600 £568
England median daily rate £491 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +3.32% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 6 12
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +75.00% -44.00%
10th Percentile £11.50 £9.88 £11.71
90th Percentile £42.50 £118.00 £15.25
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -13.64%

Cloud Computing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Cloud Computing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 15 November 2018.

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 6 months to 15 November 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
Manchester +4 21 £515 +28.63% 16
Cheshire -3 5 £531 +21.43% 2
Lancashire -19 1 £550 +10.00%
Cloud Computing
England

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Cloud Computing 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 North West region with a requirement for Cloud Computing.

1 20 (74.07%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (59.26%) Linux
2 16 (59.26%) Configuration Management
2 16 (59.26%) DevOps
2 16 (59.26%) Google Cloud Platform
3 15 (55.56%) Google
3 15 (55.56%) Java
3 15 (55.56%) Puppet
4 14 (51.85%) Jenkins
5 13 (48.15%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (48.15%) Test Automation
5 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
6 12 (44.44%) HTTP
6 12 (44.44%) TCP/IP
6 12 (44.44%) DNS
7 11 (40.74%) DHCP
7 11 (40.74%) FTP
7 11 (40.74%) .NET
7 11 (40.74%) IPsec
7 11 (40.74%) Unit Testing
8 10 (37.04%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (37.04%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (37.04%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (37.04%) SSL
8 10 (37.04%) VMware
9 9 (33.33%) Apache
9 9 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (33.33%) Open Source
9 9 (33.33%) nginx
9 9 (33.33%) Xen

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 9 (33.33%) Apache
1 9 (33.33%) nginx
2 8 (29.63%) IIS
2 8 (29.63%) Jetty
2 8 (29.63%) Mongrel
2 8 (29.63%) Tomcat
2 8 (29.63%) WebSphere
3 3 (11.11%) Apache Spark
4 2 (7.41%) JBoss
5 1 (3.70%) OpenStack
5 1 (3.70%) Tuxedo
5 1 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 20 (74.07%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (59.26%) Google Cloud Platform
3 13 (48.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (37.04%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (29.63%) Google App Engine
6 4 (14.81%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (3.70%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (3.70%) Amazon S3
7 1 (3.70%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 12 (44.44%) DNS
1 12 (44.44%) HTTP
1 12 (44.44%) TCP/IP
2 11 (40.74%) DHCP
2 11 (40.74%) FTP
2 11 (40.74%) IPsec
3 10 (37.04%) SSL
4 2 (7.41%) Internet
5 1 (3.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) Big Data
2 3 (11.11%) Hadoop
2 3 (11.11%) MongoDB
3 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.70%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (3.70%) MySQL
4 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (51.85%) Jenkins
2 8 (29.63%) Travis CI
3 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
4 2 (7.41%) Artifactory
4 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.70%) Ant
5 1 (3.70%) Eclipse
5 1 (3.70%) GitLab
5 1 (3.70%) Gradle
5 1 (3.70%) IntelliJ
5 1 (3.70%) Maven
5 1 (3.70%) RStudio
5 1 (3.70%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (7.41%) Banking
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) AWS DevOps
3 4 (14.81%) Consultant
3 4 (14.81%) Senior DevOps
4 3 (11.11%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) AWS Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Data Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Developer
5 2 (7.41%) DevOps Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Hadoop Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Cloud Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Senior DevOps Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Hadoop Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Data Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (40.74%) .NET
2 8 (29.63%) J2EE
2 8 (29.63%) Servlets
3 3 (11.11%) JSON
3 3 (11.11%) Middleware
3 3 (11.11%) Web Services
4 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.70%) CSS
4 1 (3.70%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (3.70%) Express
4 1 (3.70%) Guice
4 1 (3.70%) hapi
4 1 (3.70%) HTML
4 1 (3.70%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (3.70%) Node.js
4 1 (3.70%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (3.70%) RESTful
4 1 (3.70%) SOAP
4 1 (3.70%) Spring
4 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (7.41%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 16 (59.26%) Linux
2 4 (14.81%) Windows
3 1 (3.70%) Unix
3 1 (3.70%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) Configuration Management
1 16 (59.26%) DevOps
2 13 (48.15%) Test Automation
3 11 (40.74%) Unit Testing
4 10 (37.04%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (33.33%) Open Source
6 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (18.52%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (18.52%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (11.11%) Anomaly Detection
8 3 (11.11%) Pair Programming
9 2 (7.41%) Analytics
9 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (7.41%) Data Analytics
9 2 (7.41%) Data Modelling
9 2 (7.41%) Data Virtualisation
9 2 (7.41%) Migration
9 2 (7.41%) Scrum
9 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 2 (7.41%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 15 (55.56%) Java
2 5 (18.52%) Bash Shell
3 3 (11.11%) Python
3 3 (11.11%) SQL
4 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.70%) COBOL
5 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.70%) Ruby
5 1 (3.70%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
2 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (7.41%) Degree
4 1 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (3.70%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 10 (37.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (33.33%) Xen
3 3 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (55.56%) Puppet
2 9 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (25.93%) Terraform
4 6 (22.22%) Ansible
5 4 (14.81%) Salt
6 3 (11.11%) Kubernetes
7 1 (3.70%) HAProxy
7 1 (3.70%) Kibana
7 1 (3.70%) logstash
Vendors
1 15 (55.56%) Google
2 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
3 10 (37.04%) VMware
4 2 (7.41%) Cloudera
5 1 (3.70%) Informatica
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle
5 1 (3.70%) Tableau
5 1 (3.70%) Talend
5 1 (3.70%) Vertica