The table below looks at the statistics for Cloud Computing skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cloud Computing over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cloud Computing
Rank 82 114 109
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -5
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 55 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.91% 0.44% 0.42%
As % of the Cloud Services category 23.50% 13.95% 23.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 3 1
Median daily rate £400 £451 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.40% +80.59%
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £451 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.20% +0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £14.00 £11.00
% change year-on-year
- +27.27%
Cloud Computing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Cloud Services Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
234 86 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.13% 3.16% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 43 21
Median daily rate £400 £310 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £180 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Median hourly rate £22.50 £13.87 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.22% +20.60%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.61 £25.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +78.57%

Cloud Computing
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Cloud Computing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Cloud Computing Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Cloud Computing
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cloud Computing across the West Midlands region.

Cloud Computing Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Cloud Computing
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cloud Computing across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016.

Cloud Computing Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Cloud Computing
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cloud Computing across the West Midlands region.

Cloud Computing Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Cloud Computing
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cloud Computing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Shropshire - 39 £400 - 1
Warwickshire - 6 £400 -
Birmingham -5 1 £600 +32.89% 1
Cloud Computing
England

Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Cloud Computing 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Cloud Computing.

1 49 (69.01%) Software Engineering
2 44 (61.97%) Ruby
2 44 (61.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (61.97%) Puppet
3 43 (60.56%) Amazon AWS
3 43 (60.56%) Google
3 43 (60.56%) OpenStack
3 43 (60.56%) Packer
4 42 (59.15%) Shell Script
5 36 (50.70%) Vagrant
5 36 (50.70%) DevOps
6 35 (49.30%) Linux
7 32 (45.07%) Git (software)
8 30 (42.25%) Service Management
8 30 (42.25%) MuleSoft
8 30 (42.25%) Terraform
9 25 (35.21%) Atlassian
9 25 (35.21%) ELK Stack
9 25 (35.21%) Sensu
9 25 (35.21%) Uchiwa
10 24 (33.80%) Graphite
10 24 (33.80%) ForgeRock
11 23 (32.39%) Agile Software Development
12 20 (28.17%) Identity Access Management
13 17 (23.94%) RabbitMQ
14 16 (22.54%) Security Cleared
15 14 (19.72%) SC Cleared
16 13 (18.31%) MariaDB
17 12 (16.90%) Open Source
18 11 (15.49%) Grafana

Cloud Computing
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 43 (60.56%) OpenStack
2 5 (7.04%) Mule
3 2 (2.82%) Node.js
3 2 (2.82%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.41%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.41%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.41%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (2.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (8.45%) BigMachines
1 6 (8.45%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 44 (61.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (60.56%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (11.27%) SaaS
4 1 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.41%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (1.41%) Force.com
4 1 (1.41%) Google App Engine
4 1 (1.41%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.41%) Heroku
4 1 (1.41%) IaaS
4 1 (1.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.23%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (18.31%) MariaDB
2 3 (4.23%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.41%) Big Data
3 1 (1.41%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 36 (50.70%) Vagrant
2 32 (45.07%) Git (software)
3 7 (9.86%) Selenium
4 6 (8.45%) Appium
4 6 (8.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (8.45%) Jenkins
4 6 (8.45%) Maven
4 6 (8.45%) Oracle APEX
4 6 (8.45%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (5.63%) Finance
2 1 (1.41%) Legal
2 1 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 50 (70.42%) Developer
2 29 (40.85%) Applications Developer
3 14 (19.72%) Senior Developer
4 12 (16.90%) Cloud Developer
5 8 (11.27%) Architect
5 8 (11.27%) Senior Applications Developer
6 7 (9.86%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (8.45%) AWS Engineer
7 6 (8.45%) Cloud Engineer
7 6 (8.45%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (8.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (8.45%) Tester
8 5 (7.04%) JavaScript Developer
9 4 (5.63%) Automation Tester
9 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (5.63%) Mobile Tester
9 4 (5.63%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (4.23%) Perl Developer
10 3 (4.23%) Perl Web Developer
10 3 (4.23%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (35.21%) ELK Stack
1 25 (35.21%) Sensu
2 17 (23.94%) RabbitMQ
3 7 (9.86%) Mason
3 7 (9.86%) Visualforce
4 6 (8.45%) CSS
4 6 (8.45%) HTML
5 4 (5.63%) CSS3
5 4 (5.63%) HTML5
6 2 (2.82%) .NET
6 2 (2.82%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.82%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.82%) D3.js
6 2 (2.82%) Ember.js
6 2 (2.82%) jQuery
6 2 (2.82%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (2.82%) Meteor
6 2 (2.82%) React
6 2 (2.82%) REST
7 1 (1.41%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.45%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.82%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.41%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.41%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 35 (49.30%) Linux
2 1 (1.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (69.01%) Software Engineering
2 36 (50.70%) DevOps
3 30 (42.25%) Service Management
4 23 (32.39%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (28.17%) Identity Access Management
6 12 (16.90%) Open Source
7 9 (12.68%) CRM
8 6 (8.45%) Automated Testing
8 6 (8.45%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (8.45%) Web Development
9 3 (4.23%) ArchiMate
9 3 (4.23%) BDD
9 3 (4.23%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (4.23%) TDD
9 3 (4.23%) TOGAF
10 2 (2.82%) Data Visualisation
10 2 (2.82%) PRINCE2
10 2 (2.82%) QMS
10 2 (2.82%) Stakeholder Management
11 1 (1.41%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (61.97%) Ruby
2 42 (59.15%) Shell Script
3 8 (11.27%) Java
4 7 (9.86%) Apex Code
5 6 (8.45%) JavaScript
5 6 (8.45%) PHP
6 3 (4.23%) C
6 3 (4.23%) Perl
7 1 (1.41%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.41%) Python
7 1 (1.41%) Scala
7 1 (1.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (22.54%) Security Cleared
2 14 (19.72%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.41%) EMC Certification
3 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.41%) Docker
1 1 (1.41%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 44 (61.97%) Puppet
2 43 (60.56%) Packer
3 30 (42.25%) Terraform
4 25 (35.21%) Uchiwa
5 24 (33.80%) Graphite
6 11 (15.49%) Grafana
Vendors
1 43 (60.56%) Google
2 30 (42.25%) MuleSoft
3 25 (35.21%) Atlassian
4 24 (33.80%) ForgeRock
5 8 (11.27%) WSO2
6 7 (9.86%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (8.45%) Oracle
7 6 (8.45%) Siebel
8 3 (4.23%) Cisco
8 3 (4.23%) Microsoft
9 1 (1.41%) Adobe
9 1 (1.41%) EMC
9 1 (1.41%) VMware
9 1 (1.41%) webMethods
9 1 (1.41%) Zend