Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 204 183 213
Rank change year-on-year -21 +30 -44
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 14 16 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.24% 0.27% 0.30%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.17% 2.40% 3.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 7
North West median daily rate £531 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.06% +3.45% -8.42%
10th Percentile £463 £376 £325
90th Percentile £667 £533 £680
England median daily rate £515 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £18.57 £10.24
% change year-on-year - +81.35% -70.74%

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 1,192 666 584
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.01% 11.41% 7.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 761 429 364
North West median daily rate £430 £425 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% -1.73% +4.85%
10th Percentile £263 £262 £293
90th Percentile £600 £600 £554
England median daily rate £485 £472 £450
% change year-on-year +2.86% +4.78% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 15 12
North West median hourly rate £19.25 £29.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.62% +107.14% -18.84%
10th Percentile £11.28 £10.30 £10.62
90th Percentile £166.50 £67.70 £15.70
England median hourly rate £18.95 £20.71 £19.00
% change year-on-year -8.50% +8.97% -17.39%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 -15 8 £563 +40.63% 13
Cheshire -3 6 £531 +21.43% 3
Cloud Computing
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 9 (64.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 6 (42.86%) Linux
4 6 (42.86%) Puppet
4 6 (42.86%) Terraform
5 5 (35.71%) Jenkins
5 5 (35.71%) DevOps
5 5 (35.71%) Bash Shell
5 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
5 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
5 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
5 5 (35.71%) HTTP
5 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
5 5 (35.71%) DNS
5 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (28.57%) Google
6 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 4 (28.57%) Windows
6 4 (28.57%) SQL
6 4 (28.57%) Java
6 4 (28.57%) MongoDB
6 4 (28.57%) Big Data
6 4 (28.57%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (28.57%) Ansible
6 4 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (21.43%) Kubernetes
7 3 (21.43%) AWS CloudFormation

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 3 (21.43%) Apache Spark
2 2 (14.29%) Apache
2 2 (14.29%) nginx
3 1 (7.14%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (28.57%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (21.43%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) DNS
1 5 (35.71%) HTTP
1 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
2 3 (21.43%) DHCP
2 3 (21.43%) FTP
2 3 (21.43%) Internet
2 3 (21.43%) IPsec
3 2 (14.29%) Firewall
3 2 (14.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) Big Data
1 4 (28.57%) MongoDB
2 3 (21.43%) Hadoop
2 3 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (7.14%) MySQL
4 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
1 5 (35.71%) Jenkins
2 2 (14.29%) Artifactory
2 2 (14.29%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
3 1 (7.14%) Ant
3 1 (7.14%) Eclipse
3 1 (7.14%) Gradle
3 1 (7.14%) IntelliJ
3 1 (7.14%) Maven
3 1 (7.14%) RStudio
General
1 1 (7.14%) Back Office
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) AWS DevOps
2 4 (28.57%) AWS DevOps Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) AWS Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Cloud Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Senior DevOps
4 2 (14.29%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Data Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Hadoop Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Node.js Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Cloud Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Hadoop Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) AWS Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Azure Architect
5 1 (7.14%) DevOps Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Java Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
1 3 (21.43%) JSON
1 3 (21.43%) Web Services
2 2 (14.29%) CSS
2 2 (14.29%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (14.29%) Express
2 2 (14.29%) hapi
2 2 (14.29%) HTML
2 2 (14.29%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (14.29%) Node.js
2 2 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
3 1 (7.14%) Guice
3 1 (7.14%) Middleware
3 1 (7.14%) RESTful
3 1 (7.14%) SOAP
3 1 (7.14%) Spring
3 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (14.29%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Linux
2 4 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) DevOps
2 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
3 4 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
3 4 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (21.43%) Anomaly Detection
4 3 (21.43%) Pair Programming
4 3 (21.43%) Unit Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Analytics
5 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (14.29%) Data Analytics
5 2 (14.29%) Data Integration
5 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
5 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
5 2 (14.29%) Migration
5 2 (14.29%) Open Source
6 1 (7.14%) Data Visualisation
6 1 (7.14%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (7.14%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) Bash Shell
2 4 (28.57%) Java
2 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) Python
4 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 2 (14.29%) Ruby
5 1 (7.14%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (7.14%) DBS Check
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) Puppet
1 6 (42.86%) Terraform
2 4 (28.57%) Ansible
2 4 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (21.43%) Kubernetes
3 3 (21.43%) Salt
4 2 (14.29%) HAProxy
4 2 (14.29%) Kibana
4 2 (14.29%) logstash
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Google
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Cloudera
3 1 (7.14%) Informatica
3 1 (7.14%) Tableau
3 1 (7.14%) Talend
3 1 (7.14%) Vertica