Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 142 140 136
Rank change year-on-year -2 -4 +85
Contract jobs citing PaaS 80 72 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.33% 1.27% 1.25%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.69% 9.44% 11.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 38 64
North West median daily rate £700 £563 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.44% +40.63% -5.88%
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £59.84 £35.00 £47.25
% change year-on-year +70.96% -25.93% -52.75%

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 1,406 763 677
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 23.44% 13.47% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 934 505 429
North West median daily rate £450 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £252 £258 £291
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 4 8
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £16.88 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +32.35% -57.77%
10th Percentile £11.39 £12.69 £10.88
90th Percentile £38.75 £124.73 £15.40
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -12.20%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +3 47 £700 +17.65% 21
Cheshire -13 22 £550 - 2
Lancashire -16 6 £513 -6.82% 1
Merseyside -9 3 £475 - 2
PaaS
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 49 (61.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (53.75%) DevOps
3 38 (47.50%) Jenkins
4 36 (45.00%) IaaS
5 34 (42.50%) Java
6 32 (40.00%) Ansible
6 32 (40.00%) Virtual Machines
7 31 (38.75%) Docker
7 31 (38.75%) Opscode Chef
7 31 (38.75%) Puppet
8 30 (37.50%) Open Source
9 29 (36.25%) nginx
9 29 (36.25%) Maven
10 28 (35.00%) Python
11 27 (33.75%) Groovy
11 27 (33.75%) Cloud Foundry
11 27 (33.75%) Gradle
11 27 (33.75%) Travis CI
11 27 (33.75%) CircleCI
11 27 (33.75%) gulp
11 27 (33.75%) IBM UrbanCode
11 27 (33.75%) npm
12 26 (32.50%) Shell Script
13 23 (28.75%) SaaS
14 22 (27.50%) Terraform
15 20 (25.00%) AWS CloudFormation
16 14 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
17 12 (15.00%) Firewall
17 12 (15.00%) Microsoft
17 12 (15.00%) Office 365

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 29 (36.25%) nginx
2 27 (33.75%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (3.75%) IIS
3 3 (3.75%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.50%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.25%) Confluence
5 1 (1.25%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 49 (61.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (45.00%) IaaS
3 27 (33.75%) npm
4 23 (28.75%) SaaS
5 20 (25.00%) AWS CloudFormation
6 12 (15.00%) Office 365
7 10 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
8 7 (8.75%) Boomi
8 7 (8.75%) iPaaS
9 5 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (2.50%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (1.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (1.25%) Amazon S3
11 1 (1.25%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (1.25%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (1.25%) Data Lake Analytics
11 1 (1.25%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (1.25%) Serverless
11 1 (1.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (15.00%) Firewall
2 6 (7.50%) VPN
3 5 (6.25%) DNS
4 4 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (2.50%) Network Security
5 2 (2.50%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.25%) DHCP
6 1 (1.25%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.25%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.50%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.25%) Big Data
5 1 (1.25%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (1.25%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.25%) EDRMS
5 1 (1.25%) HDInsight
5 1 (1.25%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.25%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 38 (47.50%) Jenkins
2 29 (36.25%) Maven
3 27 (33.75%) CircleCI
3 27 (33.75%) Gradle
3 27 (33.75%) gulp
3 27 (33.75%) IBM UrbanCode
3 27 (33.75%) Travis CI
4 6 (7.50%) Visual Studio Team System
5 5 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (3.75%) Git (software)
6 3 (3.75%) GitLab
6 3 (3.75%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (3.75%) TeamCity
7 2 (2.50%) Selenium
8 1 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.25%) JIRA
8 1 (1.25%) MSI
General
1 5 (6.25%) Finance
2 4 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 4 (5.00%) Retail
2 4 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.50%) Electronics
3 2 (2.50%) Marketing
4 1 (1.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 36 (45.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 28 (35.00%) Architect
3 13 (16.25%) Solutions Architect
4 11 (13.75%) Azure Architect
5 8 (10.00%) Technical Architect
6 6 (7.50%) Azure Engineer
7 5 (6.25%) Azure DevOps
7 5 (6.25%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Developer
9 3 (3.75%) Cloud Architect
9 3 (3.75%) Cybersecurity Specialist
9 3 (3.75%) Enterprise Architect
9 3 (3.75%) Integration Architect
9 3 (3.75%) Security Specialist
10 2 (2.50%) AWS DevOps
10 2 (2.50%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 2 (2.50%) AWS Engineer
10 2 (2.50%) Java Engineer
10 2 (2.50%) Java Software Engineer
10 2 (2.50%) Office 365 Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.00%) .NET
2 7 (8.75%) Node.js
3 6 (7.50%) Web Services
4 5 (6.25%) JSON
5 3 (3.75%) Middleware
5 3 (3.75%) XML
6 2 (2.50%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (2.50%) Spring
7 1 (1.25%) .NET Core
7 1 (1.25%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.25%) React
7 1 (1.25%) REST
7 1 (1.25%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.25%) Public Cloud
2 4 (5.00%) PKI
3 3 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.75%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.50%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.50%) NHS
4 2 (2.50%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.25%) CESG
5 1 (1.25%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.25%) CMDB
5 1 (1.25%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.25%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.25%) Windows
2 7 (8.75%) Linux
3 2 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.50%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.25%) Android
4 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.25%) Unix
4 1 (1.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (53.75%) DevOps
2 30 (37.50%) Open Source
3 14 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (12.50%) Migration
5 8 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (8.75%) Information Security
7 6 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (7.50%) ITIL
8 5 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (6.25%) Data Management
8 5 (6.25%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 5 (6.25%) Software Architecture
9 4 (5.00%) Configuration Management
9 4 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (5.00%) Email Migration
9 4 (5.00%) Identity Access Management
9 4 (5.00%) Microservices
9 4 (5.00%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (5.00%) Software Engineering
9 4 (5.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 34 (42.50%) Java
2 28 (35.00%) Python
3 27 (33.75%) Groovy
4 26 (32.50%) Shell Script
5 11 (13.75%) SQL
6 6 (7.50%) PowerShell
7 5 (6.25%) C#
8 1 (1.25%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.25%) C
8 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.25%) AWS Certification
3 1 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.25%) CISM
3 1 (1.25%) CISSP
3 1 (1.25%) Degree
3 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.50%) PMO
3 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 32 (40.00%) Virtual Machines
2 31 (38.75%) Docker
3 6 (7.50%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.25%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 32 (40.00%) Ansible
2 31 (38.75%) Opscode Chef
2 31 (38.75%) Puppet
3 22 (27.50%) Terraform
4 8 (10.00%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (2.50%) Kubernetes
5 2 (2.50%) ZABBIX
6 1 (1.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.75%) Dell
3 3 (3.75%) MuleSoft
3 3 (3.75%) Oracle
3 3 (3.75%) SAP
3 3 (3.75%) VMware
3 3 (3.75%) Zscaler
4 2 (2.50%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.25%) Citrix
5 1 (1.25%) Google
5 1 (1.25%) ServiceNow