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 1 September 2015 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cloud Computing
Rank 109 - 108
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 8 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.32% - 0.096%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.21% - 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
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£425 - £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 - £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 - £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +5.63%
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
111 68 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.44% 2.63% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 40 33
Average daily rate £375 £338 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +20.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £513 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +29.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 2
Average hourly rate £23.00 £18.75 £10.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.66% +74.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+41.17% -48.48%

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 1 September 2015. 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
Shropshire - 5 £418 -
Cloud Computing
England

Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 9 (56.25%) SQL
2 8 (50.00%) HTML
2 8 (50.00%) Java
2 8 (50.00%) J2EE
2 8 (50.00%) JUnit
2 8 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 8 (50.00%) SOAP
2 8 (50.00%) XML
2 8 (50.00%) UNIX
2 8 (50.00%) Apache
2 8 (50.00%) J2SE
2 8 (50.00%) Hibernate
2 8 (50.00%) Eclipse
2 8 (50.00%) webMethods
2 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) Spring
2 8 (50.00%) Selenium
2 8 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (50.00%) Open Source
2 8 (50.00%) HTML5
2 8 (50.00%) REST
2 8 (50.00%) DevOps
2 8 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 7 (43.75%) Relational Database
3 7 (43.75%) JSON
3 7 (43.75%) Network Design
3 7 (43.75%) LAN
3 7 (43.75%) WAN
4 6 (37.50%) Service Delivery

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 8 (50.00%) WebLogic
1 8 (50.00%) Apache
2 4 (25.00%) WebLogic Portal
3 3 (18.75%) JBoss
4 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
4 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
Cloud Services
1 8 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) LAN
1 7 (43.75%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) Relational Database
2 3 (18.75%) MongoDB
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) JUnit
1 8 (50.00%) Eclipse
1 8 (50.00%) Selenium
2 5 (31.25%) ClearCase
3 3 (18.75%) IntelliJ
4 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (93.75%) Architect
2 6 (37.50%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Software Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (6.25%) SQL DBA
5 1 (6.25%) WebLogic Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Java Architect
5 1 (6.25%) DBA
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) SOAP
1 8 (50.00%) XML
1 8 (50.00%) J2SE
1 8 (50.00%) Hibernate
1 8 (50.00%) Spring
1 8 (50.00%) HTML
1 8 (50.00%) J2EE
1 8 (50.00%) HTML5
1 8 (50.00%) REST
2 7 (43.75%) JSON
3 3 (18.75%) Play Framework
3 3 (18.75%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 8 (50.00%) Open Source
1 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (50.00%) DevOps
1 8 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 7 (43.75%) Network Design
3 6 (37.50%) Software Architecture
3 6 (37.50%) Service Delivery
4 4 (25.00%) Web Development
5 3 (18.75%) Microservices
5 3 (18.75%) Scrum
5 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (6.25%) ETL
6 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) SQL
2 8 (50.00%) Java
3 5 (31.25%) Shell Script
4 3 (18.75%) Scala
5 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
5 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) webMethods
2 5 (31.25%) Informatica
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft