Period
to 27 November 2020

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 27 November 2020 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
27 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 101 150 138
Rank change year-on-year +49 -12 +9
Contract jobs citing PaaS 25 54 78
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 1.13% 1.00% 1.31%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.54% 3.84% 5.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 42 90
Median daily rate £550 £450 £688
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% -34.55% +19.36%
10th Percentile £425 £363 £428
90th Percentile £600 £620 £700
England median daily rate £525 £550 £538
% change year-on-year -4.55% +2.33% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £72.50 £59.84
% change year-on-year -51.72% +21.17% +72.53%

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 706 1,405 1,428
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 32.05% 26.02% 24.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 946 933
Median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -
10th Percentile £273 £268 £230
90th Percentile £596 £600 £600
England median daily rate £495 £500 £488
% change year-on-year -1.00% +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 24 72
Median hourly rate £18.75 £17.43 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.57% -0.40% -12.50%
10th Percentile £15.09 £13.65 £11.54
90th Percentile £57.75 £55.88 £42.50
Median hourly rate £27.01 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +22.75% +25.71% -13.58%

PaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing PaaS as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PaaS in the North West.

Daily rate trend for PaaS in the North West

PaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PaaS in the North West over the 6 months to 27 November 2020.

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 27 November 2020. 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 +28 14 £588 +17.50% 27
Cheshire +34 4 £525 +31.25% 3
Merseyside +29 2 £450 +15.38%
PaaS
England

For the 6 months to 27 November 2020, 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 21 (84.00%) Azure
2 16 (64.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (44.00%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (44.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (44.00%) TOGAF
3 11 (44.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 11 (44.00%) TOGAF Certification
4 10 (40.00%) Data Lake
4 10 (40.00%) Databricks
4 10 (40.00%) Data Transformation
5 9 (36.00%) Machine Learning
5 9 (36.00%) Big Data
5 9 (36.00%) Analytics
5 9 (36.00%) HDInsight
6 7 (28.00%) IaaS
7 5 (20.00%) DevOps
7 5 (20.00%) SaaS
8 3 (12.00%) Migration
8 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
8 3 (12.00%) Kubernetes
8 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 3 (12.00%) Decision-Making
9 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Automation
9 2 (8.00%) Active Listening
9 2 (8.00%) Public Cloud
9 2 (8.00%) Terraform
9 2 (8.00%) Linux
9 2 (8.00%) MCSE
9 2 (8.00%) MCSA
9 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development

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 1 (4.00%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle iRecruitment
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 21 (84.00%) Azure
2 7 (28.00%) IaaS
3 5 (20.00%) SaaS
4 2 (8.00%) AWS
5 1 (4.00%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (4.00%) Azure Functions
5 1 (4.00%) Office 365
5 1 (4.00%) Power Platform
5 1 (4.00%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (40.00%) Data Lake
2 9 (36.00%) Big Data
2 9 (36.00%) HDInsight
3 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.00%) Power BI
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) General Ledger
2 1 (4.00%) Public Sector
2 1 (4.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Architect
2 11 (44.00%) Data Architect
3 10 (40.00%) Enterprise Architect
3 10 (40.00%) Enterprise Data Architect
4 5 (20.00%) Azure Engineer
5 4 (16.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (12.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) AWS Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) Cloud Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) Operations Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) Platform Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) Web Engineer
8 1 (4.00%) Business Manager
8 1 (4.00%) DBA
8 1 (4.00%) Designer
8 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (4.00%) Oracle Architect
8 1 (4.00%) Oracle Solutions Architect
8 1 (4.00%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Public Cloud
2 1 (4.00%) Clustering
2 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2016
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Business Intelligence
1 11 (44.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 11 (44.00%) TOGAF
2 10 (40.00%) Data Transformation
3 9 (36.00%) Analytics
3 9 (36.00%) Machine Learning
4 5 (20.00%) DevOps
5 3 (12.00%) Decision-Making
5 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 3 (12.00%) Migration
6 2 (8.00%) Active Listening
6 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Automation
7 1 (4.00%) Cash Management
7 1 (4.00%) Identity Access Management
7 1 (4.00%) Lead Generation
7 1 (4.00%) Open Source
7 1 (4.00%) Service Design
7 1 (4.00%) Strategic Roadmap
7 1 (4.00%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) Groovy
2 1 (4.00%) C#
2 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (44.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (44.00%) TOGAF Certification
2 2 (8.00%) MCSA
2 2 (8.00%) MCSE
2 2 (8.00%) MCTS
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) Kubernetes
2 2 (8.00%) Ansible
2 2 (8.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (64.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (40.00%) Databricks
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco
4 1 (4.00%) Meraki
4 1 (4.00%) NetApp