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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cloud Computing over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cloud Computing
Rank 112 - 101
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 2 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.086% - 0.35%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.23% - 53.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
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£413 - £500
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 - £496
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 - £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
62 27 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.66% 1.27% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 13 8
Average daily rate £375 £288 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -9.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £176 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £467 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 1
Average hourly rate £26.00 £11.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+136.36% -45.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.18% -9.93%

Cloud Computing
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cloud Computing across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cloud Computing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire - 1 £450 -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Cloud Computing
England

Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Cloud Computing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cloud Computing.

1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (40.00%) Supplier Management
2 2 (40.00%) Google
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) Perl
2 2 (40.00%) PHP
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) IBM Notes
2 2 (40.00%) Python
2 2 (40.00%) IBM
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) Lotus
2 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (40.00%) Puppet
2 2 (40.00%) Google Apps
2 2 (40.00%) OpenStack
2 2 (40.00%) Rackspace
2 2 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (40.00%) DevOps
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (20.00%) SOA
3 1 (20.00%) WSDL
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (20.00%) SOAP

Cloud Computing
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Cloud Computing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cloud Computing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) IBM Notes
1 2 (40.00%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (40.00%) Google Apps
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Technical Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
1 2 (40.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Financials Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) WSDL
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (40.00%) Supplier Management
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (40.00%) DevOps
3 1 (20.00%) SOA
3 1 (20.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
1 2 (40.00%) Perl
1 2 (40.00%) PHP
1 2 (40.00%) Python
1 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Puppet
1 2 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Google
1 2 (40.00%) IBM
1 2 (40.00%) Lotus
1 2 (40.00%) Rackspace
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle