Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 136 165
Rank change year-on-year -19 +29 +58
Contract jobs citing PaaS 63 64 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.07% 1.10% 0.88%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.33% 9.52% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 27 53
North West median daily rate £550 £600 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +33.33% +2.27%
10th Percentile £390 £461 £325
90th Percentile £700 £693 £1,000
England median daily rate £525 £525 £515
% change year-on-year - +1.94% +8.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
North West median hourly rate - £65.00 -
England median hourly rate £59.84 £65.00 £47.25
% change year-on-year -7.95% +37.57% -5.50%

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 1,181 672 596
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.04% 11.54% 8.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 753 434 377
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.16% +4.24%
10th Percentile £259 £259 £293
90th Percentile £600 £600 £556
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 15 13
North West median hourly rate £19.25 £29.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.62% +107.14% -18.84%
10th Percentile £11.28 £10.30 £10.73
90th Percentile £166.50 £67.70 £15.65
England median hourly rate £18.89 £20.91 £19.00
% change year-on-year -9.66% +10.05% -17.39%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -5 37 £700 +16.67% 7
Cheshire -14 15 £500 -16.67% 6
Lancashire -3 9 £513 +8.18% 1
Merseyside +14 1 £520 - 5
PaaS
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 31 (49.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (41.27%) SaaS
3 25 (39.68%) IaaS
4 24 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (36.51%) Java
6 21 (33.33%) Maven
6 21 (33.33%) DevOps
6 21 (33.33%) Open Source
7 18 (28.57%) Virtual Machines
8 17 (26.98%) Microsoft
9 16 (25.40%) Docker
10 15 (23.81%) Opscode Chef
10 15 (23.81%) Jenkins
10 15 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
11 14 (22.22%) Python
11 14 (22.22%) Ansible
12 13 (20.63%) Puppet
12 13 (20.63%) Public Cloud
12 13 (20.63%) SQL
12 13 (20.63%) ITIL
13 12 (19.05%) Groovy
13 12 (19.05%) Migration
13 12 (19.05%) gulp
13 12 (19.05%) Travis CI
13 12 (19.05%) CircleCI
13 12 (19.05%) npm
13 12 (19.05%) IBM UrbanCode
13 12 (19.05%) nginx
13 12 (19.05%) Gradle
13 12 (19.05%) Cloud Foundry

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 12 (19.05%) Cloud Foundry
1 12 (19.05%) nginx
2 5 (7.94%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (6.35%) OpenStack
3 4 (6.35%) SAS
4 2 (3.17%) Apache
4 2 (3.17%) Confluence
4 2 (3.17%) JBoss
4 2 (3.17%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.17%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.59%) IIS
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (49.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (41.27%) SaaS
3 25 (39.68%) IaaS
4 15 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (19.05%) npm
6 7 (11.11%) iPaaS
7 5 (7.94%) Azure Data Factory
7 5 (7.94%) Boomi
7 5 (7.94%) Office 365
8 4 (6.35%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (3.17%) GitHub
10 2 (3.17%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (3.17%) OpenShift
11 1 (1.59%) Data Lake Analytics
11 1 (1.59%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.87%) Firewall
2 3 (4.76%) DNS
2 3 (4.76%) VPN
3 2 (3.17%) DHCP
3 2 (3.17%) HTTP
3 2 (3.17%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.59%) BGP
4 1 (1.59%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.59%) Network Security
4 1 (1.59%) OSPF
4 1 (1.59%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (1.59%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.59%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.11%) Azure SQL Database
1 7 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.94%) MongoDB
3 4 (6.35%) DB2
3 4 (6.35%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (3.17%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.59%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (1.59%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.59%) HDInsight
5 1 (1.59%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (33.33%) Maven
2 15 (23.81%) Jenkins
3 12 (19.05%) CircleCI
3 12 (19.05%) Gradle
3 12 (19.05%) gulp
3 12 (19.05%) IBM UrbanCode
3 12 (19.05%) Travis CI
4 2 (3.17%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.17%) GitLab
4 2 (3.17%) JIRA
5 1 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.59%) MSI
5 1 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.59%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (4.76%) Finance
2 2 (3.17%) Back Office
2 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (41.27%) Architect
2 15 (23.81%) Solutions Architect
3 13 (20.63%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (14.29%) Azure Architect
4 9 (14.29%) Java Engineer
4 9 (14.29%) Java Software Engineer
4 9 (14.29%) Software Engineer
5 7 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) Cloud Architect
6 4 (6.35%) Technical Architect
7 3 (4.76%) Domain Architect
7 3 (4.76%) Integration Architect
7 3 (4.76%) Senior Java Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Senior Java Software Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Senior Software Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Applications Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Enterprise Architect
8 2 (3.17%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.17%) Java Architect
8 2 (3.17%) Java Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.87%) Node.js
2 9 (14.29%) Spring
3 5 (7.94%) Middleware
3 5 (7.94%) Web Services
4 3 (4.76%) .NET
5 2 (3.17%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (1.59%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.59%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.59%) MEAN Stack
6 1 (1.59%) React
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.63%) Public Cloud
2 9 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 7 (11.11%) Data Centre
4 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (6.35%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (4.76%) PKI
7 2 (3.17%) Clustering
8 1 (1.59%) Cloud Native
8 1 (1.59%) CMDB
8 1 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.59%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.11%) Windows
2 5 (7.94%) Linux
3 2 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.17%) Unix
3 2 (3.17%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.59%) Android
4 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.59%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (33.33%) DevOps
2 21 (33.33%) Open Source
3 13 (20.63%) ITIL
4 12 (19.05%) Migration
5 11 (17.46%) Software Engineering
6 9 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 9 (14.29%) Data Management
6 9 (14.29%) Problem Management
6 9 (14.29%) SFIA
7 8 (12.70%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 8 (12.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 7 (11.11%) Availability Management
8 7 (11.11%) Change Management
8 7 (11.11%) IT Strategy
8 7 (11.11%) Network Design
8 7 (11.11%) PRINCE2
8 7 (11.11%) Project Management
8 7 (11.11%) Resource Management
9 6 (9.52%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 23 (36.51%) Java
2 14 (22.22%) Python
3 13 (20.63%) SQL
4 12 (19.05%) Groovy
5 11 (17.46%) Shell Script
6 3 (4.76%) C#
7 2 (3.17%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.17%) Java 8
7 2 (3.17%) Ruby
8 1 (1.59%) Go
8 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (15.87%) Security Cleared
2 7 (11.11%) CCDP
2 7 (11.11%) CCNP
2 7 (11.11%) Chartered Engineer
2 7 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (11.11%) CISM
2 7 (11.11%) CISSP
2 7 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (4.76%) Degree
3 3 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.17%) CCIE
4 2 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 18 (28.57%) Virtual Machines
2 16 (25.40%) Docker
3 4 (6.35%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.17%) Active Directory
4 2 (3.17%) VirtualBox
4 2 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 15 (23.81%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (22.22%) Ansible
3 13 (20.63%) Puppet
4 5 (7.94%) Terraform
5 4 (6.35%) Failover Clustering
5 4 (6.35%) Kubernetes
6 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (1.59%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (26.98%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.11%) Cisco
3 5 (7.94%) Dell
3 5 (7.94%) Oracle
4 4 (6.35%) Informatica
4 4 (6.35%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.76%) MuleSoft
5 3 (4.76%) VMware
5 3 (4.76%) Zscaler
6 2 (3.17%) Google
6 2 (3.17%) IBM
7 1 (1.59%) Citrix
7 1 (1.59%) ServiceNow