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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cloud Computing
Rank 121 111 121
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +10
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 25 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.79% 0.29% 0.084%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.25% 5.60% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 2
Median daily rate £415 £425 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% +38.21%
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £350 £450
% change year-on-year
+27.14% -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
244 125 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.72% 5.24% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 71 33
Median daily rate £415 £373 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.40% +10.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £500 £527
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 6
Median hourly rate £13.68 £23.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.52% +15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £19.00 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £23.00 £33.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £22.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-29.54% +29.41%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -24 13 £415 -0.59%
Birmingham - 5 £210 - 2
Wolverhampton - 3 - -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Cloud Computing
England

Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 59 (73.75%) Software Engineering
1 59 (73.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 56 (70.00%) Puppet
3 55 (68.75%) Amazon AWS
4 53 (66.25%) Google
5 48 (60.00%) DevOps
6 45 (56.25%) Ruby
7 44 (55.00%) OpenStack
7 44 (55.00%) Packer
8 43 (53.75%) Shell Script
9 41 (51.25%) Linux
10 37 (46.25%) Vagrant
11 32 (40.00%) Git (software)
12 31 (38.75%) Service Management
12 31 (38.75%) MuleSoft
13 30 (37.50%) Terraform
13 30 (37.50%) Consul
14 28 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
15 26 (32.50%) Atlassian
15 26 (32.50%) Uchiwa
15 26 (32.50%) Sensu
15 26 (32.50%) ELK Stack
16 25 (31.25%) Graphite
16 25 (31.25%) ForgeRock
17 23 (28.75%) Identity Access Management
17 23 (28.75%) Open Source
18 18 (22.50%) Selenium
19 17 (21.25%) Security Cleared
19 17 (21.25%) RabbitMQ
20 14 (17.50%) SC Cleared

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 44 (55.00%) OpenStack
2 12 (15.00%) WebLogic
3 10 (12.50%) WebLogic Portal
4 5 (6.25%) Mule
5 2 (2.50%) Apache
5 2 (2.50%) JBoss
6 1 (1.25%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 59 (73.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 55 (68.75%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (12.50%) Google App Engine
3 10 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (7.50%) IaaS
5 3 (3.75%) PaaS
5 3 (3.75%) SaaS
6 1 (1.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (1.25%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.25%) MariaDB
2 12 (15.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.25%) Big Data
3 1 (1.25%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 37 (46.25%) Vagrant
2 32 (40.00%) Git (software)
3 18 (22.50%) Selenium
4 6 (7.50%) Appium
4 6 (7.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (7.50%) Jenkins
4 6 (7.50%) Maven
4 6 (7.50%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.50%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.50%) IntelliJ
5 2 (2.50%) JUnit
General
1 2 (2.50%) Billing
1 2 (2.50%) Finance
1 2 (2.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 53 (66.25%) Developer
2 30 (37.50%) Applications Developer
3 16 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 14 (17.50%) Senior Developer
5 13 (16.25%) Cloud Developer
6 10 (12.50%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 10 (12.50%) Java Developer
6 10 (12.50%) Java Engineer
6 10 (12.50%) Java Scala Developer
6 10 (12.50%) Java Scala Software Engineer
6 10 (12.50%) Java Software Developer
6 10 (12.50%) Java Software Engineer
6 10 (12.50%) Lead Developer
6 10 (12.50%) Lead DevOps
6 10 (12.50%) Lead DevOps Engineer
6 10 (12.50%) Lead Software Developer
6 10 (12.50%) Lead Software Engineer
6 10 (12.50%) Scala Developer
6 10 (12.50%) Scala Software Engineer
6 10 (12.50%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (32.50%) ELK Stack
1 26 (32.50%) Sensu
2 17 (21.25%) RabbitMQ
3 13 (16.25%) REST
4 12 (15.00%) Hibernate
4 12 (15.00%) J2EE
4 12 (15.00%) J2SE
4 12 (15.00%) JSON
4 12 (15.00%) Play Framework
4 12 (15.00%) SOAP
4 12 (15.00%) Spring
4 12 (15.00%) XML
5 2 (2.50%) EJB
5 2 (2.50%) HTML
5 2 (2.50%) HTML5
5 2 (2.50%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.50%) Mobile App
2 3 (3.75%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.75%) Data Integration
2 3 (3.75%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (3.75%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.25%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 41 (51.25%) Linux
2 12 (15.00%) Unix
3 3 (3.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (73.75%) Software Engineering
2 48 (60.00%) DevOps
3 31 (38.75%) Service Management
4 28 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (28.75%) Identity Access Management
5 23 (28.75%) Open Source
6 12 (15.00%) Microservices
7 9 (11.25%) Virtual Environments
8 8 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (7.50%) Automated Testing
10 4 (5.00%) Information Security
10 4 (5.00%) PRINCE2
11 3 (3.75%) Data Management
11 3 (3.75%) ITIL
11 3 (3.75%) Master Data Management
11 3 (3.75%) Security Architecture
12 2 (2.50%) Continuous Delivery
12 2 (2.50%) ITIL V3
12 2 (2.50%) Matrix Management
12 2 (2.50%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 45 (56.25%) Ruby
2 43 (53.75%) Shell Script
3 12 (15.00%) Java
3 12 (15.00%) Scala
3 12 (15.00%) SQL
4 1 (1.25%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (21.25%) Security Cleared
2 14 (17.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.25%) CISA
3 1 (1.25%) CISM
3 1 (1.25%) CISSP
3 1 (1.25%) CRISC
3 1 (1.25%) EMC Certification
3 1 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 12 (15.00%) Docker
2 4 (5.00%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.25%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 56 (70.00%) Puppet
2 44 (55.00%) Packer
3 30 (37.50%) Consul
3 30 (37.50%) Terraform
4 26 (32.50%) Uchiwa
5 25 (31.25%) Graphite
6 11 (13.75%) Grafana
Vendors
1 53 (66.25%) Google
2 31 (38.75%) MuleSoft
3 26 (32.50%) Atlassian
4 25 (31.25%) ForgeRock
5 12 (15.00%) webMethods
6 10 (12.50%) Adobe
7 8 (10.00%) WSO2
8 3 (3.75%) hybris
9 2 (2.50%) Cisco
9 2 (2.50%) Microsoft
10 1 (1.25%) EMC
10 1 (1.25%) SAP
10 1 (1.25%) VMware