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 3 months to 28 June 2017 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 131 144
Rank change year-on-year +36 +13  
Contract jobs citing PaaS 41 28 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.39% 0.74% 0.22%
As % of the Cloud Services category 11.99% 11.11% 4.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 21 8
Median daily rate £600 £425 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.17% +7.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £350 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £500 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £65.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 - £50.00

PaaS is in the cloud computing skills category. The next 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.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 342 252 199
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 11.58% 6.68% 5.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 165 111
Median daily rate £440 £440 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £390
% change year-on-year - +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 4
Median hourly rate £65.00 £14.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +364.28% +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £12.20 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £17.30 £17.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +75.75% -36.53%  

PaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing PaaS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +17 18 £625 +56.25% 1
Manchester +17 13 £600 +23.07% 5
Lancashire +8 5 £473 +24.34%
Merseyside - 2 - -
PaaS
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PaaS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for PaaS.

1 25 (43.10%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (39.66%) SaaS
3 19 (32.76%) Finance
4 18 (31.03%) DevOps
4 18 (31.03%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (29.31%) IaaS
6 14 (24.14%) Ansible
6 14 (24.14%) Open Source
6 14 (24.14%) Windows
7 11 (18.97%) Banking
7 11 (18.97%) Unix
7 11 (18.97%) Microsoft Azure
8 10 (17.24%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 10 (17.24%) Re-Platforming
8 10 (17.24%) Internal Audit
8 10 (17.24%) Hadoop
8 10 (17.24%) Security Architecture
8 10 (17.24%) Puppet
8 10 (17.24%) Security Management
8 10 (17.24%) Risk Assessment
8 10 (17.24%) Information Security
9 9 (15.52%) SQL Server
9 9 (15.52%) Contract Management
10 8 (13.79%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (13.79%) Linux
10 8 (13.79%) ITIL
10 8 (13.79%) Service Delivery
10 8 (13.79%) Microsoft
10 8 (13.79%) Shell Script
10 8 (13.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 6 (10.34%) OpenStack
2 4 (6.90%) Apache Spark
2 4 (6.90%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (6.90%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.45%) Drupal
3 2 (3.45%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.72%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (39.66%) SaaS
2 18 (31.03%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (29.31%) IaaS
4 11 (18.97%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (12.07%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (10.34%) Office 365
7 4 (6.90%) Bluemix
7 4 (6.90%) IBM Cloud
7 4 (6.90%) OpenShift
8 3 (5.17%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (3.45%) Amazon S3
9 2 (3.45%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (1.72%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (1.72%) CloudFront
10 1 (1.72%) Rackspace Cloud
10 1 (1.72%) Route 53
10 1 (1.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.90%) VPN
2 3 (5.17%) DNS
2 3 (5.17%) Kerberos
3 2 (3.45%) Firewall
3 2 (3.45%) Internet
3 2 (3.45%) Intranet
3 2 (3.45%) SAN
3 2 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.72%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.72%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.24%) Hadoop
2 9 (15.52%) SQL Server
3 5 (8.62%) Big Data
4 3 (5.17%) Amazon Redshift
4 3 (5.17%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.45%) Apache Hive
5 2 (3.45%) Impala
6 1 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.72%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.72%) MySQL
6 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Ant
1 2 (3.45%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.45%) Gradle
1 2 (3.45%) JIRA
1 2 (3.45%) Maven
1 2 (3.45%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (32.76%) Finance
2 11 (18.97%) Banking
3 2 (3.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.72%) Electronics
4 1 (1.72%) Legal
4 1 (1.72%) Marketing
4 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (43.10%) Architect
2 19 (32.76%) Cloud Architect
3 12 (20.69%) Security Architect
4 11 (18.97%) AWS Architect
5 8 (13.79%) Agile Coach
6 7 (12.07%) Technical Architect
7 5 (8.62%) Consultant
7 5 (8.62%) Digital Transformation
8 4 (6.90%) Azure Consultant
8 4 (6.90%) Developer
8 4 (6.90%) Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (5.17%) Azure Architect
9 3 (5.17%) Digital Agile Coach
10 2 (3.45%) AWS Engineer
10 2 (3.45%) Data Engineer
10 2 (3.45%) Delivery Manager
10 2 (3.45%) Digital Transformation Manager
10 2 (3.45%) Drupal Developer
10 2 (3.45%) ICT Manager
10 2 (3.45%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.34%) Middleware
2 4 (6.90%) JSON
2 4 (6.90%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (5.17%) .NET
3 3 (5.17%) .NET Framework
3 3 (5.17%) MSMQ
3 3 (5.17%) Web Services
4 2 (3.45%) Ajax
4 2 (3.45%) HTML
4 2 (3.45%) HTML5
4 2 (3.45%) JAAS
4 2 (3.45%) Java SE
4 2 (3.45%) jQuery
4 2 (3.45%) Kafka
4 2 (3.45%) OAuth
4 2 (3.45%) REST
4 2 (3.45%) SAML
4 2 (3.45%) Serverless Framework
4 2 (3.45%) XML
5 1 (1.72%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Data Centre
1 6 (10.34%) Public Cloud
2 4 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.17%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.45%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.45%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.72%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (24.14%) Windows
2 11 (18.97%) Unix
3 8 (13.79%) Linux
3 8 (13.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.45%) Ubuntu
4 2 (3.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (43.10%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (31.03%) DevOps
3 14 (24.14%) Open Source
4 10 (17.24%) Information Security
4 10 (17.24%) Internal Audit
4 10 (17.24%) Re-Platforming
4 10 (17.24%) Risk Assessment
4 10 (17.24%) Security Architecture
4 10 (17.24%) Security Management
4 10 (17.24%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 9 (15.52%) Contract Management
6 8 (13.79%) ITIL
6 8 (13.79%) Service Delivery
7 5 (8.62%) Change Control
7 5 (8.62%) Coaching
7 5 (8.62%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (8.62%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 5 (8.62%) Issue Tracking
7 5 (8.62%) Mathematics
7 5 (8.62%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.79%) Shell Script
2 7 (12.07%) Java
3 5 (8.62%) Go
3 5 (8.62%) PowerShell
3 5 (8.62%) Python
3 5 (8.62%) SQL
4 3 (5.17%) C++
4 3 (5.17%) Scala
5 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.45%) Perl
5 2 (3.45%) Ruby
6 1 (1.72%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (12.07%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.34%) Degree
3 5 (8.62%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.45%) AWS Certification
4 2 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.17%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.17%) Docker
3 2 (3.45%) HDFS
3 2 (3.45%) vSphere
4 1 (1.72%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (24.14%) Ansible
2 10 (17.24%) Puppet
3 8 (13.79%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (10.34%) Salt
5 4 (6.90%) Kubernetes
6 3 (5.17%) Mesos
Vendors
1 8 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.34%) VMware
3 5 (8.62%) IBM
4 4 (6.90%) ServiceNow
5 3 (5.17%) Cisco
5 3 (5.17%) Google
6 2 (3.45%) AppDynamics
6 2 (3.45%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.45%) Citrix
6 2 (3.45%) Guidewire
6 2 (3.45%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.72%) EMC
7 1 (1.72%) HP
7 1 (1.72%) Rackspace
7 1 (1.72%) SAP
7 1 (1.72%) Symantec
7 1 (1.72%) Wyse
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