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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 141 135
Rank change year-on-year +31 -6  
Contract jobs citing PaaS 18 17 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.70% 0.44% 0.53%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.67% 8.21% 10.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 15
Median daily rate £475 £435 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.19% -13.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £325 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £464 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +3.05% +2.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - -

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 270 207 183
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 10.45% 5.35% 5.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 140 106
Median daily rate £425 £463 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.10% -5.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £325 £369
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 7
Median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +55.55%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.05% -13.35%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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
Manchester +30 14 £481 +48.07% 3
Cheshire +23 2 - - 5
PaaS
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 31 (63.27%) IaaS
2 29 (59.18%) SaaS
3 28 (57.14%) DevOps
4 27 (55.10%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (46.94%) Open Source
6 22 (44.90%) ITIL
7 19 (38.78%) Linux
8 18 (36.73%) PRINCE2
8 18 (36.73%) Change Management
9 17 (34.69%) Data Management
9 17 (34.69%) Service Management
9 17 (34.69%) Problem Management
10 15 (30.61%) Windows
10 15 (30.61%) ITSM
11 14 (28.57%) Microsoft
11 14 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (26.53%) Continuous Improvement
12 13 (26.53%) MS Excel
13 12 (24.49%) Unix
13 12 (24.49%) Operational Acceptance Testing
14 11 (22.45%) AIX
14 11 (22.45%) Windows 2000
14 11 (22.45%) Java
14 11 (22.45%) Windows XP
14 11 (22.45%) WebSphere
15 10 (20.41%) MS PowerPoint
15 10 (20.41%) Finance
15 10 (20.41%) Amazon AWS
16 9 (18.37%) Ruby
16 9 (18.37%) SLA

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 11 (22.45%) WebSphere
2 7 (14.29%) Oracle Application Server
3 2 (4.08%) Apache Spark
3 2 (4.08%) OpenStack
3 2 (4.08%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.04%) Apache
4 1 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.04%) Drupal
4 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 13 (26.53%) MS Excel
2 10 (20.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (14.29%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.04%) Magento
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 31 (63.27%) IaaS
2 29 (59.18%) SaaS
3 10 (20.41%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (8.16%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (6.12%) Amazon S3
7 2 (4.08%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (2.04%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (2.04%) CloudFront
8 1 (2.04%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (2.04%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (2.04%) Route 53
8 1 (2.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.29%) Kerberos
2 1 (2.04%) DNS
2 1 (2.04%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.29%) Oracle Database
1 7 (14.29%) Oracle Database 12c
1 7 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.20%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (8.16%) Hadoop
4 3 (6.12%) Amazon Redshift
4 3 (6.12%) Big Data
5 2 (4.08%) Apache Hive
5 2 (4.08%) Impala
6 1 (2.04%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (2.04%) Couchbase
6 1 (2.04%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Git (software)
2 4 (8.16%) JIRA
3 3 (6.12%) Mercurial
3 3 (6.12%) Subversion
4 2 (4.08%) Ant
4 2 (4.08%) Gradle
4 2 (4.08%) Maven
4 2 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.08%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.04%) Hudson
5 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.04%) MSBuild
5 1 (2.04%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (2.04%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (20.41%) Finance
2 5 (10.20%) Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Retail
4 1 (2.04%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (22.45%) Architect
2 9 (18.37%) Developer
2 9 (18.37%) Operations Engineer
3 7 (14.29%) DBA
3 7 (14.29%) Oracle DBA
4 6 (12.24%) AWS Architect
4 6 (12.24%) Cloud Architect
4 6 (12.24%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 5 (10.20%) Analyst
5 5 (10.20%) Java Developer
5 5 (10.20%) Operational Support Analyst
5 5 (10.20%) Operations Analyst
5 5 (10.20%) Operations Support Analyst
5 5 (10.20%) Security Architect
5 5 (10.20%) Support Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Senior Developer
7 3 (6.12%) AWS Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Cloud Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Senior Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.37%) HTML
2 8 (16.33%) jQuery
3 5 (10.20%) Ajax
3 5 (10.20%) HTML5
3 5 (10.20%) JAAS
3 5 (10.20%) Java SE
3 5 (10.20%) JSON
3 5 (10.20%) Middleware
4 4 (8.16%) CSS
5 3 (6.12%) AngularJS
5 3 (6.12%) Aurelia
5 3 (6.12%) Backbone.js
5 3 (6.12%) Durandal
5 3 (6.12%) EJS
5 3 (6.12%) Jinja
5 3 (6.12%) KnockoutJS
5 3 (6.12%) LESS
5 3 (6.12%) Pug
5 3 (6.12%) React
5 3 (6.12%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 14 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (16.33%) Tandem
3 5 (10.20%) User Experience
4 4 (8.16%) Management Information System
5 3 (6.12%) Data Centre
5 3 (6.12%) Data Structures
6 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.04%) Blackberry
7 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (2.04%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (38.78%) Linux
2 15 (30.61%) Windows
3 12 (24.49%) Unix
4 11 (22.45%) AIX
4 11 (22.45%) Windows 2000
4 11 (22.45%) Windows XP
5 8 (16.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (6.12%) Ubuntu
7 2 (4.08%) Windows Server
8 1 (2.04%) Android
8 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.04%) CentOS
8 1 (2.04%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (57.14%) DevOps
2 27 (55.10%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (46.94%) Open Source
4 22 (44.90%) ITIL
5 18 (36.73%) Change Management
5 18 (36.73%) PRINCE2
6 17 (34.69%) Data Management
6 17 (34.69%) Problem Management
6 17 (34.69%) Service Management
7 15 (30.61%) ITSM
8 13 (26.53%) Continuous Improvement
9 12 (24.49%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 8 (16.33%) Data Analysis
10 8 (16.33%) Release Management
11 7 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
11 7 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
11 7 (14.29%) Scrum
12 6 (12.24%) High Availability
12 6 (12.24%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.45%) Java
2 9 (18.37%) JavaScript
2 9 (18.37%) Python
2 9 (18.37%) Ruby
3 7 (14.29%) Perl
4 5 (10.20%) Go
5 3 (6.12%) C#
5 3 (6.12%) PHP
5 3 (6.12%) PowerShell
5 3 (6.12%) TypeScript
6 2 (4.08%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.04%) C
7 1 (2.04%) Korn
7 1 (2.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.24%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.12%) Degree
4 2 (4.08%) AWS Certification
5 1 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.37%) SLA
2 2 (4.08%) QA
3 1 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.08%) Docker
2 2 (4.08%) HDFS
2 2 (4.08%) vSphere
3 1 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (10.20%) Ansible
1 5 (10.20%) Kubernetes
1 5 (10.20%) Puppet
2 3 (6.12%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (4.08%) Salt
4 1 (2.04%) AirWatch
4 1 (2.04%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 8 (16.33%) Oracle
3 7 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.08%) AppDynamics
4 2 (4.08%) Guidewire
4 2 (4.08%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.04%) ATG
5 1 (2.04%) Citrix
5 1 (2.04%) ForgeRock
5 1 (2.04%) Google
5 1 (2.04%) hybris
5 1 (2.04%) Rackspace
5 1 (2.04%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.04%) VMware
5 1 (2.04%) Wyse
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