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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cloud Computing
Rank 121 107 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 27 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.82% 0.33% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.75% 6.90% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 0
Median daily rate £250 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.17% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £375 £385
% change year-on-year
+17.33% -2.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.24 - -
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
277 116 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.39% 4.73% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 70 41
Median daily rate £400 £364 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.96% +7.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £502 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.13% +15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £19.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £23.00 £33.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-21.11% +32.35%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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
Birmingham - 11 £230 - 1
Shropshire -22 9 £415 -0.59%
Wolverhampton - 3 - -
Warwickshire - 3 £220 -
Cloud Computing
England

Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 44 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (59.09%) Software Engineering
2 39 (59.09%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (59.09%) Puppet
3 37 (56.06%) Google
3 37 (56.06%) DevOps
4 28 (42.42%) Ruby
5 27 (40.91%) OpenStack
5 27 (40.91%) Linux
5 27 (40.91%) Shell Script
5 27 (40.91%) Packer
6 26 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (34.85%) Git (software)
8 22 (33.33%) Vagrant
9 20 (30.30%) MuleSoft
10 19 (28.79%) Open Source
10 19 (28.79%) Service Management
11 18 (27.27%) Selenium
12 17 (25.76%) Atlassian
12 17 (25.76%) Graphite
12 17 (25.76%) Identity Access Management
12 17 (25.76%) ELK Stack
12 17 (25.76%) ForgeRock
12 17 (25.76%) Sensu
12 17 (25.76%) Uchiwa
13 16 (24.24%) Consul
13 16 (24.24%) Terraform
13 16 (24.24%) Security Cleared
14 13 (19.70%) REST
14 13 (19.70%) Java

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 27 (40.91%) OpenStack
2 12 (18.18%) WebLogic
3 10 (15.15%) WebLogic Portal
4 2 (3.03%) Apache
4 2 (3.03%) JBoss
4 2 (3.03%) Mule
5 1 (1.52%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 44 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (59.09%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (15.15%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (15.15%) Google App Engine
3 10 (15.15%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (9.09%) IaaS
5 3 (4.55%) PaaS
5 3 (4.55%) SaaS
6 1 (1.52%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (1.52%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.52%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.18%) MongoDB
2 7 (10.61%) MariaDB
3 1 (1.52%) Big Data
3 1 (1.52%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 23 (34.85%) Git (software)
2 22 (33.33%) Vagrant
3 18 (27.27%) Selenium
4 6 (9.09%) Appium
4 6 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (9.09%) Jenkins
4 6 (9.09%) Maven
4 6 (9.09%) WebDriver
5 2 (3.03%) Eclipse
5 2 (3.03%) IntelliJ
5 2 (3.03%) JUnit
General
1 6 (9.09%) Billing
2 1 (1.52%) Automotive
2 1 (1.52%) Finance
2 1 (1.52%) Legal
Job Titles
1 32 (48.48%) Developer
2 17 (25.76%) Applications Developer
2 17 (25.76%) DevOps Engineer
3 11 (16.67%) Cloud Developer
3 11 (16.67%) Software Engineer
4 10 (15.15%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 10 (15.15%) Java Developer
4 10 (15.15%) Java Engineer
4 10 (15.15%) Java Scala Developer
4 10 (15.15%) Java Scala Software Engineer
4 10 (15.15%) Java Software Developer
4 10 (15.15%) Java Software Engineer
4 10 (15.15%) Lead Developer
4 10 (15.15%) Lead DevOps
4 10 (15.15%) Lead DevOps Engineer
4 10 (15.15%) Lead Software Developer
4 10 (15.15%) Lead Software Engineer
4 10 (15.15%) Scala Developer
4 10 (15.15%) Scala Software Engineer
5 9 (13.64%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (25.76%) ELK Stack
1 17 (25.76%) Sensu
2 13 (19.70%) REST
3 12 (18.18%) Hibernate
3 12 (18.18%) J2EE
3 12 (18.18%) J2SE
3 12 (18.18%) JSON
3 12 (18.18%) Play Framework
3 12 (18.18%) SOAP
3 12 (18.18%) Spring
3 12 (18.18%) XML
4 9 (13.64%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (4.55%) HTML
5 3 (4.55%) HTML5
6 2 (3.03%) EJB
6 2 (3.03%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.61%) Data Centre
2 6 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.55%) Data Integration
3 3 (4.55%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (4.55%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.52%) Telematics
4 1 (1.52%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 27 (40.91%) Linux
2 12 (18.18%) Unix
3 3 (4.55%) Windows
4 1 (1.52%) Android
4 1 (1.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (59.09%) Software Engineering
2 37 (56.06%) DevOps
3 26 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (28.79%) Open Source
4 19 (28.79%) Service Management
5 17 (25.76%) Identity Access Management
6 12 (18.18%) Microservices
7 8 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (10.61%) ITIL
8 7 (10.61%) PRINCE2
9 6 (9.09%) Automated Testing
9 6 (9.09%) ITIL V3
9 6 (9.09%) Matrix Management
9 6 (9.09%) Service Delivery
10 4 (6.06%) CRM
10 4 (6.06%) Information Security
10 4 (6.06%) Virtual Environments
11 3 (4.55%) Data Management
11 3 (4.55%) Master Data Management
11 3 (4.55%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 28 (42.42%) Ruby
2 27 (40.91%) Shell Script
3 13 (19.70%) Java
4 12 (18.18%) Scala
4 12 (18.18%) SQL
5 2 (3.03%) Python
6 1 (1.52%) C++
6 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.52%) PHP
6 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (24.24%) Security Cleared
2 10 (15.15%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.52%) CISA
3 1 (1.52%) CISM
3 1 (1.52%) CISSP
3 1 (1.52%) CRISC
3 1 (1.52%) EMC Certification
3 1 (1.52%) PhD
3 1 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.52%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 12 (18.18%) Docker
2 4 (6.06%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.52%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 39 (59.09%) Puppet
2 27 (40.91%) Packer
3 17 (25.76%) Graphite
3 17 (25.76%) Uchiwa
4 16 (24.24%) Consul
4 16 (24.24%) Terraform
5 6 (9.09%) Grafana
Vendors
1 37 (56.06%) Google
2 20 (30.30%) MuleSoft
3 17 (25.76%) Atlassian
3 17 (25.76%) ForgeRock
4 12 (18.18%) webMethods
5 10 (15.15%) Adobe
6 6 (9.09%) Cisco
7 5 (7.58%) WSO2
8 4 (6.06%) Microsoft
9 3 (4.55%) hybris
10 1 (1.52%) EMC
10 1 (1.52%) SAP
10 1 (1.52%) VMware