Period
to 19 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for PaaS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PaaS over the 6 months to 19 June 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.

Platform as a Service (PaaS)
England > North West
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 141 190
Rank change year-on-year +19 +49 +6
Contract jobs citing PaaS 95 57 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.63% 1.04% 0.56%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.88% 9.21% 9.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 29 38
North West median daily rate £493 £530 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.08% +17.78% +2.27%
10th Percentile £363 £279 £325
90th Percentile £632 £658 £1,000
England median daily rate £523 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -0.48% +5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
North West median hourly rate - £65.00 -
England median hourly rate £55.00 £65.00 -
% change year-on-year -15.38% - -

PaaS 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 962 619 477
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 16.47% 11.34% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 614 417 320
North West median daily rate £438 £425 £436
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.58% +2.65%
10th Percentile £275 £225 £305
90th Percentile £600 £588 £563
England median daily rate £485 £458 £450
% change year-on-year +5.90% +1.67% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 18 12
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £20.20 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.74% +36.95% -34.44%
10th Percentile £12.50 £9.78 £12.38
90th Percentile £53.00 £65.68 £37.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.55
% change year-on-year +5.26% -2.83% -13.10%

PaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for PaaS in the North West

PaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PaaS in the North West

PaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PaaS in the North West over the 6 months to 19 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PaaS in the North West

PaaS
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 PaaS within the North West region over the 6 months to 19 June 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 -1 51 £464 -14.12% 13
Cheshire -2 27 £500 -20.00% 1
Lancashire +2 10 £625 +32.28% 1
Merseyside +17 2 £450 - 3
PaaS
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing PaaS 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 PaaS.

1 57 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (54.74%) SaaS
3 45 (47.37%) IaaS
3 45 (47.37%) DevOps
4 42 (44.21%) Microsoft
5 40 (42.11%) Microsoft Azure
6 33 (34.74%) Java
7 32 (33.68%) Amazon AWS
8 29 (30.53%) Project Management
9 27 (28.42%) ITIL
9 27 (28.42%) Open Source
9 27 (28.42%) Data Management
10 26 (27.37%) SFIA
11 25 (26.32%) Problem Management
12 24 (25.26%) Management Information System
13 23 (24.21%) PRINCE2
14 22 (23.16%) SQL
14 22 (23.16%) Linux
14 22 (23.16%) Resource Management
14 22 (23.16%) Network Design
15 20 (21.05%) Cisco
15 20 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
15 20 (21.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 20 (21.05%) Red Hat
15 20 (21.05%) Docker
16 19 (20.00%) CISM
16 19 (20.00%) CISSP
16 19 (20.00%) CCNP
16 19 (20.00%) CCDP
16 19 (20.00%) JSON

PaaS
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 16 (16.84%) Apache
2 15 (15.79%) JBoss
2 15 (15.79%) Tomcat
3 6 (6.32%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (6.32%) OpenStack
4 5 (5.26%) Confluence
4 5 (5.26%) SAS
5 4 (4.21%) CMS
5 4 (4.21%) WebSphere
5 4 (4.21%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (2.11%) MS Exchange
6 2 (2.11%) Skype for Business
6 2 (2.11%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.05%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (1.05%) nginx
7 1 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.05%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (2.11%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.05%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 52 (54.74%) SaaS
2 45 (47.37%) IaaS
3 40 (42.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 32 (33.68%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (12.63%) OpenShift
6 8 (8.42%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (5.26%) Azure Data Factory
7 5 (5.26%) iPaaS
8 4 (4.21%) GitHub
8 4 (4.21%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (2.11%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.58%) Firewall
2 8 (8.42%) VPN
3 5 (5.26%) Network Security
4 3 (3.16%) BGP
4 3 (3.16%) DHCP
4 3 (3.16%) DNS
4 3 (3.16%) HTTP
4 3 (3.16%) IP Telephony
4 3 (3.16%) OSPF
4 3 (3.16%) Structured Cabling
4 3 (3.16%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.16%) Unified Communications
4 3 (3.16%) WAN
5 2 (2.11%) Skype
5 2 (2.11%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.74%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.58%) Azure SQL Database
3 7 (7.37%) MongoDB
4 5 (5.26%) DB2
5 4 (4.21%) Hadoop
5 4 (4.21%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (4.21%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (3.16%) Big Data
7 2 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.11%) MySQL
7 2 (2.11%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.05%) EDRMS
8 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (10.53%) Jenkins
2 8 (8.42%) Git (software)
2 8 (8.42%) JIRA
2 8 (8.42%) Maven
3 2 (2.11%) GitLab
3 2 (2.11%) MSI
3 2 (2.11%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.11%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.05%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.05%) Psake
4 1 (1.05%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.05%) Subversion
4 1 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.05%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (15.79%) Finance
2 3 (3.16%) Banking
3 2 (2.11%) Legal
3 2 (2.11%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.05%) Back Office
4 1 (1.05%) Billing
4 1 (1.05%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.05%) Law
4 1 (1.05%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (25.26%) Architect
2 20 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (12.63%) Java Engineer
3 12 (12.63%) Middleware Engineer
3 12 (12.63%) Solutions Architect
4 10 (10.53%) Software Engineer
5 9 (9.47%) DevOps Engineer
5 9 (9.47%) Java Software Engineer
5 9 (9.47%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (8.42%) Azure Architect
6 8 (8.42%) Developer
7 6 (6.32%) Consultant
7 6 (6.32%) Middleware Developer
8 5 (5.26%) Azure DevOps
8 5 (5.26%) Cloud Architect
8 5 (5.26%) Technical Architect
9 4 (4.21%) Azure Consultant
9 4 (4.21%) Azure Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (20.00%) JSON
2 15 (15.79%) Middleware
3 10 (10.53%) .NET
3 10 (10.53%) Node.js
4 9 (9.47%) Ajax
4 9 (9.47%) jQuery
4 9 (9.47%) Web Services
5 8 (8.42%) Spring
6 5 (5.26%) XML
7 4 (4.21%) HTML
7 4 (4.21%) IBM Integration Bus
8 3 (3.16%) RESTful
9 2 (2.11%) KML
9 2 (2.11%) MEAN Stack
9 2 (2.11%) OAuth
9 2 (2.11%) REST
9 2 (2.11%) SAML
9 2 (2.11%) SOAP
9 2 (2.11%) Swagger
9 2 (2.11%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 24 (25.26%) Management Information System
2 15 (15.79%) Public Cloud
3 11 (11.58%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (10.53%) Data Centre
5 6 (6.32%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.11%) Clustering
6 2 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.11%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.05%) CMDB
7 1 (1.05%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (1.05%) iPad
7 1 (1.05%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.05%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 22 (23.16%) Linux
2 17 (17.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (15.79%) Windows
4 5 (5.26%) Unix
5 4 (4.21%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.11%) CentOS
6 2 (2.11%) Ubuntu
6 2 (2.11%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (47.37%) DevOps
3 29 (30.53%) Project Management
4 27 (28.42%) Data Management
4 27 (28.42%) ITIL
4 27 (28.42%) Open Source
5 26 (27.37%) SFIA
6 25 (26.32%) Problem Management
7 23 (24.21%) PRINCE2
8 22 (23.16%) Network Design
8 22 (23.16%) Resource Management
9 19 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (17.89%) Product Management
10 17 (17.89%) Scrum
11 16 (16.84%) Change Management
11 16 (16.84%) Configuration Management
11 16 (16.84%) Decision-Making
11 16 (16.84%) IT Strategy
11 16 (16.84%) Software Engineering
11 16 (16.84%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (34.74%) Java
2 22 (23.16%) SQL
3 18 (18.95%) JavaScript
4 14 (14.74%) Ruby
5 10 (10.53%) Go
5 10 (10.53%) Python
6 9 (9.47%) Perl
6 9 (9.47%) PowerShell
7 8 (8.42%) C#
8 5 (5.26%) Bash Shell
9 3 (3.16%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.11%) C++
10 2 (2.11%) Java 8
10 2 (2.11%) Scala
11 1 (1.05%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 20 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
1 20 (21.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 19 (20.00%) CCDP
2 19 (20.00%) CCNP
2 19 (20.00%) Chartered Engineer
2 19 (20.00%) CISM
2 19 (20.00%) CISSP
3 10 (10.53%) CCIE
3 10 (10.53%) Degree
4 9 (9.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 8 (8.42%) Security Cleared
6 5 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (2.11%) MCSE
7 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.05%) AWS Certification
8 1 (1.05%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.05%) CCNA
8 1 (1.05%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.11%) GCP
2 1 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.05%) PMO
System Software
1 20 (21.05%) Docker
2 11 (11.58%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (10.53%) Active Directory
4 7 (7.37%) Hyper-V
5 5 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (5.26%) XenApp
5 5 (5.26%) XenDesktop
6 4 (4.21%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (2.11%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (2.11%) VirtualBox
8 1 (1.05%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 18 (18.95%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (16.84%) Kubernetes
3 7 (7.37%) Ansible
4 5 (5.26%) Puppet
5 4 (4.21%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (3.16%) Terraform
7 2 (2.11%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (2.11%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (2.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (1.05%) Consul
8 1 (1.05%) Mesos
8 1 (1.05%) Netcool
8 1 (1.05%) Packer
8 1 (1.05%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 42 (44.21%) Microsoft
2 20 (21.05%) Cisco
2 20 (21.05%) Red Hat
3 10 (10.53%) Oracle
4 8 (8.42%) IBM
5 7 (7.37%) Informatica
6 6 (6.32%) ServiceNow
7 5 (5.26%) Citrix
7 5 (5.26%) Ivanti
8 4 (4.21%) Symantec
8 4 (4.21%) VMware
9 3 (3.16%) Atlassian
9 3 (3.16%) Google
10 2 (2.11%) Blue Coat
10 2 (2.11%) Capita
10 2 (2.11%) Dell
10 2 (2.11%) Infoblox
10 2 (2.11%) McAfee
10 2 (2.11%) SAP
10 2 (2.11%) Splunk