Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 142 139 213
Rank change year-on-year -3 +74 -34
Contract jobs citing PaaS 59 90 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.04% 1.31% 0.32%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.04% 14.13% 6.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 76 21
North West median daily rate £582 £430 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.41% -4.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £368 £313 £400
90th Percentile £676 £963 £625
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £34.36 £47.25 -
% change year-on-year -27.28% - -

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 734 637 442
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.91% 9.24% 5.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 406 243
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £228
90th Percentile £600 £559 £565
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 9
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -44.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £9.60 £11.65 £10.95
90th Percentile £113.05 £15.25 £34.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.31 £21.64
% change year-on-year +3.60% -10.79% +20.22%

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Cheshire +11 25 £550 +51.72% 2
Manchester +19 22 £600 +20.00% 10
Merseyside - 7 £475 - 3
Lancashire -16 2 £475 +26.67%
PaaS
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 29 (49.15%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (38.98%) DevOps
3 19 (32.20%) Java
3 19 (32.20%) Windows
4 17 (28.81%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (28.81%) SaaS
5 16 (27.12%) Ansible
5 16 (27.12%) Finance
6 15 (25.42%) Python
6 15 (25.42%) Microsoft Azure
7 13 (22.03%) SQL Server
7 13 (22.03%) Banking
7 13 (22.03%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (20.34%) Shell Script
9 11 (18.64%) C++
9 11 (18.64%) ITIL
9 11 (18.64%) IaaS
10 10 (16.95%) Office 365
10 10 (16.95%) Opscode Chef
10 10 (16.95%) Docker
10 10 (16.95%) Security Architecture
10 10 (16.95%) Kubernetes
10 10 (16.95%) Public Cloud
10 10 (16.95%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 10 (16.95%) Re-Platforming
10 10 (16.95%) Internal Audit
10 10 (16.95%) Security Management
10 10 (16.95%) Risk Assessment
10 10 (16.95%) Information Security
11 9 (15.25%) Ruby

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 7 (11.86%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (6.78%) nginx
2 4 (6.78%) Tomcat
2 4 (6.78%) WebSphere
2 4 (6.78%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (3.39%) IIS
4 1 (1.69%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.69%) Confluence
4 1 (1.69%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 29 (49.15%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (28.81%) SaaS
3 15 (25.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (18.64%) IaaS
5 10 (16.95%) Office 365
6 3 (5.08%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (5.08%) OpenShift
7 2 (3.39%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.69%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (1.69%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.47%) SAN
2 3 (5.08%) Skype
3 2 (3.39%) Internet
3 2 (3.39%) Intranet
3 2 (3.39%) VPN
3 2 (3.39%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.69%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (22.03%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.56%) Hadoop
3 6 (10.17%) Big Data
4 5 (8.47%) Relational Database
5 4 (6.78%) NoSQL
6 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.69%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 8 (13.56%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.08%) TeamCity
3 2 (3.39%) Gerrit
3 2 (3.39%) IBM UrbanCode
3 2 (3.39%) SonarQube
3 2 (3.39%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.69%) JIRA
General
1 16 (27.12%) Finance
2 13 (22.03%) Banking
3 2 (3.39%) Marketing
4 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (45.76%) Architect
2 14 (23.73%) Cloud Architect
3 10 (16.95%) DevOps Engineer
3 10 (16.95%) Security Architect
4 9 (15.25%) AWS Architect
5 5 (8.47%) Consultant
6 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Software Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Technical Architect
7 3 (5.08%) Administrator
7 3 (5.08%) Azure Architect
7 3 (5.08%) Azure Consultant
7 3 (5.08%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (5.08%) Security Consultant
8 2 (3.39%) AWS Consultant
8 2 (3.39%) Cloud Consultant
8 2 (3.39%) Java Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Migration Architect
8 2 (3.39%) Technical Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.17%) Web Services
2 5 (8.47%) .NET
2 5 (8.47%) MSMQ
2 5 (8.47%) Node.js
2 5 (8.47%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (6.78%) React
3 4 (6.78%) RESTful
4 3 (5.08%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.39%) JSON
5 2 (3.39%) OAuth
5 2 (3.39%) REST
5 2 (3.39%) SAML
5 2 (3.39%) XML
6 1 (1.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.95%) Public Cloud
2 8 (13.56%) Management Information System
3 5 (8.47%) Mobile App
4 4 (6.78%) Data Centre
4 4 (6.78%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (6.78%) iPad
5 3 (5.08%) Clustering
5 3 (5.08%) Replication
6 2 (3.39%) BYOD
6 2 (3.39%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.69%) Life Science
7 1 (1.69%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 19 (32.20%) Windows
2 9 (15.25%) Unix
3 5 (8.47%) Linux
4 3 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (5.08%) Windows 10
5 2 (3.39%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (38.98%) DevOps
2 17 (28.81%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (22.03%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (18.64%) ITIL
5 10 (16.95%) Information Security
5 10 (16.95%) Internal Audit
5 10 (16.95%) Re-Platforming
5 10 (16.95%) Risk Assessment
5 10 (16.95%) Security Architecture
5 10 (16.95%) Security Management
5 10 (16.95%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 9 (15.25%) Project Management
7 8 (13.56%) Open Source
8 7 (11.86%) Issue Tracking
9 6 (10.17%) Mathematics
9 6 (10.17%) Migration
10 5 (8.47%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (8.47%) IT Strategy
10 5 (8.47%) Physics
10 5 (8.47%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 19 (32.20%) Java
2 15 (25.42%) Python
3 12 (20.34%) Shell Script
4 11 (18.64%) C++
5 9 (15.25%) Ruby
5 9 (15.25%) SQL
6 7 (11.86%) Groovy
7 6 (10.17%) C#
7 6 (10.17%) Go
7 6 (10.17%) JavaScript
8 5 (8.47%) Scala
9 2 (3.39%) Bash Shell
9 2 (3.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (10.17%) Degree
2 3 (5.08%) CCDP
2 3 (5.08%) CCNP
2 3 (5.08%) Chartered Engineer
2 3 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (5.08%) CISM
2 3 (5.08%) CISSP
2 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (3.39%) MCSA
3 2 (3.39%) MCSE
4 1 (1.69%) CCIE
4 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 10 (16.95%) Docker
2 5 (8.47%) Active Directory
3 4 (6.78%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 16 (27.12%) Ansible
2 10 (16.95%) Kubernetes
2 10 (16.95%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (11.86%) Puppet
4 5 (8.47%) Mesos
5 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.69%) Salt
6 1 (1.69%) SCCM
6 1 (1.69%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 8 (13.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.78%) Cisco
2 4 (6.78%) HP
3 3 (5.08%) Citrix
3 3 (5.08%) Red Hat
3 3 (5.08%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (3.39%) Oracle
4 2 (3.39%) ServiceNow
4 2 (3.39%) Sun
4 2 (3.39%) Teradata
4 2 (3.39%) VMware
5 1 (1.69%) EMC
5 1 (1.69%) Google
5 1 (1.69%) IBM
5 1 (1.69%) Symantec