Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 152 203 199
Rank change year-on-year +51 -4 -15
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 60 3 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.06% 0.055% 0.36%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.29% 0.39% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 3 9
North West median daily rate £525 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +8.57% -7.89%
10th Percentile £463 £393 £325
90th Percentile £720 £868 £700
England median daily rate £525 £550 £475
% change year-on-year -4.55% +15.79% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £18.66 £22.64 £23.46
% change year-on-year -17.56% -3.52% -60.90%

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 1,398 767 685
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 24.70% 14.05% 11.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 955 516 434
North West median daily rate £450 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +3.34%
10th Percentile £263 £268 £293
90th Percentile £650 £600 £588
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 11 5
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £14.46 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.02% +11.23% -60.69%
10th Percentile £11.60 £13.13 £10.50
90th Percentile £31.86 £15.63 £15.48
England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -5.41% -2.63% -12.20%

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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
Lancashire +14 32 £550 +15.79%
Manchester +13 26 £515 -22.34% 12
Cheshire - 2 - - 2
Cloud Computing
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 55 (91.67%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (80.00%) Linux
3 38 (63.33%) DevOps
4 36 (60.00%) Windows
5 32 (53.33%) Oracle
6 31 (51.67%) SQL Server
6 31 (51.67%) Red Hat
6 31 (51.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 30 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (45.00%) Hybrid Cloud
9 26 (43.33%) Puppet
10 22 (36.67%) Serverless
11 21 (35.00%) Systems Engineering
11 21 (35.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 19 (31.67%) Docker
13 18 (30.00%) AWS Certification
13 18 (30.00%) Google Cloud Platform
13 18 (30.00%) Java
14 17 (28.33%) Microsoft
14 17 (28.33%) Configuration Management
14 17 (28.33%) Google
15 16 (26.67%) Ansible
15 16 (26.67%) Jenkins
15 16 (26.67%) Kubernetes
16 15 (25.00%) OpenShift
16 15 (25.00%) Bash Shell
16 15 (25.00%) Test Automation
16 15 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
16 15 (25.00%) Security Management
17 14 (23.33%) IPsec

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 10 (16.67%) Apache
1 10 (16.67%) IIS
1 10 (16.67%) Jetty
1 10 (16.67%) Mongrel
1 10 (16.67%) nginx
1 10 (16.67%) Tomcat
1 10 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 3 (5.00%) JBoss
3 2 (3.33%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.67%) Tuxedo
Cloud Services
1 55 (91.67%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (36.67%) Serverless
3 18 (30.00%) Google Cloud Platform
4 15 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (25.00%) OpenShift
5 12 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (16.67%) Google App Engine
7 5 (8.33%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (1.67%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (1.67%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.67%) Office 365
8 1 (1.67%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 14 (23.33%) DHCP
1 14 (23.33%) DNS
1 14 (23.33%) FTP
1 14 (23.33%) HTTP
1 14 (23.33%) IPsec
1 14 (23.33%) TCP/IP
2 11 (18.33%) SSL
3 1 (1.67%) Firewall
3 1 (1.67%) SNMP
3 1 (1.67%) VoIP
3 1 (1.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (51.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.67%) Big Data
2 1 (1.67%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 16 (26.67%) Jenkins
2 12 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 11 (18.33%) Artifactory
3 11 (18.33%) GitLab
4 10 (16.67%) Sonatype Nexus
4 10 (16.67%) Travis CI
5 2 (3.33%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.67%) Ant
6 1 (1.67%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.67%) Gradle
6 1 (1.67%) IntelliJ
6 1 (1.67%) Maven
General
1 14 (23.33%) Finance
2 2 (3.33%) Banking
3 1 (1.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 20 (33.33%) AWS Engineer
2 18 (30.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 12 (20.00%) Architect
4 7 (11.67%) AWS DevOps
4 7 (11.67%) Platform Engineer
5 6 (10.00%) AWS Architect
5 6 (10.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 6 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (6.67%) AWS Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (6.67%) Consultant
8 3 (5.00%) AWS Solutions Architect
8 3 (5.00%) Delivery Manager
8 3 (5.00%) Java Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Senior DevOps
8 3 (5.00%) Technical Delivery Manager
8 3 (5.00%) Technical Manager
9 2 (3.33%) Developer
9 2 (3.33%) Kubernetes Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (23.33%) .NET
2 11 (18.33%) XML
3 10 (16.67%) J2EE
3 10 (16.67%) Servlets
3 10 (16.67%) YAML
4 4 (6.67%) Middleware
5 3 (5.00%) JSON
5 3 (5.00%) Web Services
6 1 (1.67%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.67%) CSS
6 1 (1.67%) Express
6 1 (1.67%) Guice
6 1 (1.67%) hapi
6 1 (1.67%) HTML
6 1 (1.67%) Node.js
6 1 (1.67%) RESTful
6 1 (1.67%) SOAP
6 1 (1.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 27 (45.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (1.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 48 (80.00%) Linux
2 36 (60.00%) Windows
3 31 (51.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.67%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (63.33%) DevOps
2 30 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (35.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 21 (35.00%) Systems Engineering
4 17 (28.33%) Configuration Management
5 15 (25.00%) Security Management
5 15 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 14 (23.33%) Unit Testing
7 12 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (16.67%) Open Source
9 7 (11.67%) Migration
10 6 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
11 5 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
12 4 (6.67%) Anomaly Detection
13 3 (5.00%) Data Virtualisation
13 3 (5.00%) Pair Programming
13 3 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 3 (5.00%) TDD
14 2 (3.33%) Kanban
14 2 (3.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 18 (30.00%) Java
2 15 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 10 (16.67%) Ruby
4 3 (5.00%) Python
5 2 (3.33%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.33%) SQL
6 1 (1.67%) COBOL
6 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (30.00%) AWS Certification
2 7 (11.67%) Security Cleared
3 6 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 5 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.67%) CCNA
5 1 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.67%) Degree
5 1 (1.67%) MCSE
5 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 19 (31.67%) Docker
2 13 (21.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (18.33%) Xen
4 1 (1.67%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (43.33%) Puppet
2 16 (26.67%) Ansible
2 16 (26.67%) Kubernetes
3 9 (15.00%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (11.67%) Terraform
5 5 (8.33%) Salt
Vendors
1 32 (53.33%) Oracle
2 31 (51.67%) Red Hat
3 17 (28.33%) Google
3 17 (28.33%) Microsoft
4 13 (21.67%) VMware
5 1 (1.67%) Cisco
5 1 (1.67%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.67%) Hortonworks
5 1 (1.67%) HP
5 1 (1.67%) Informatica