The table below looks at the statistics for PaaS 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 PaaS over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Rank 125 116 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing PaaS 23 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.70% 0.16% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.21% 3.48% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 0
Median daily rate £500 £430 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £435 £475
% change year-on-year
+9.19% -8.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
PaaS
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
280 115 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.52% 4.65% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 72 43
Median daily rate £403 £364 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.65% +7.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 8
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 £23.00 £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 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-21.11% +30.43%

PaaS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

PaaS Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

PaaS
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

PaaS Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

PaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PaaS across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 August 2016.

PaaS Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

PaaS
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 PaaS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 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
Shropshire - 7 - -
Warwickshire - 7 £500 -
Coventry - 5 £450 - 1
Birmingham -14 3 £563 +30.81% 1
PaaS
England

PaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing PaaS 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 PaaS.

1 29 (87.88%) IaaS
2 20 (60.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (48.48%) SaaS
4 13 (39.39%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (30.30%) Puppet
6 10 (30.30%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (27.27%) OpenStack
7 9 (27.27%) Linux
7 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
8 8 (24.24%) DNS
8 8 (24.24%) Windows
8 8 (24.24%) Configuration Management
8 8 (24.24%) Scrum
8 8 (24.24%) VMware
8 8 (24.24%) Docker
8 8 (24.24%) DevOps
8 8 (24.24%) NoSQL
8 8 (24.24%) REST
9 7 (21.21%) High Availability
9 7 (21.21%) JSON
9 7 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (21.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (21.21%) Project Planning
9 7 (21.21%) Red Hat
9 7 (21.21%) HTTP
9 7 (21.21%) Active Directory
9 7 (21.21%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (21.21%) Private Cloud
10 6 (18.18%) Azure Active Directory

PaaS
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 9 (27.27%) OpenStack
2 4 (12.12%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.03%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 29 (87.88%) IaaS
2 20 (60.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (48.48%) SaaS
4 13 (39.39%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (18.18%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (6.06%) Office 365
8 1 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (3.03%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (3.03%) Amazon S3
8 1 (3.03%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (3.03%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (3.03%) Heroku
8 1 (3.03%) Route 53
8 1 (3.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (24.24%) DNS
2 7 (21.21%) HTTP
3 2 (6.06%) Firewall
3 2 (6.06%) LAN
3 2 (6.06%) WAN
4 1 (3.03%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (24.24%) NoSQL
2 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.03%) Big Data
3 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (12.12%) Automotive
2 2 (6.06%) Finance
3 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (57.58%) Architect
2 12 (36.36%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (18.18%) Security Architect
4 5 (15.15%) Azure Architect
4 5 (15.15%) Developer
5 4 (12.12%) Security Solutions Architect
6 3 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (6.06%) .NET Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Author
7 2 (6.06%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Cloud Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Cloud Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Platform Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) SaaS Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Technical Author
8 1 (3.03%) Cloud Consultant
8 1 (3.03%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (24.24%) REST
2 7 (21.21%) JSON
3 6 (18.18%) .NET
4 3 (9.09%) Web Services
5 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET
5 2 (6.06%) CSS
5 2 (6.06%) HTML
6 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
6 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (3.03%) Dapper ORM
6 1 (3.03%) Entity Framework
6 1 (3.03%) HTML5
6 1 (3.03%) LESS
6 1 (3.03%) Sass
6 1 (3.03%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Private Cloud
2 6 (18.18%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) VCE vBlock
3 1 (3.03%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 9 (27.27%) Linux
2 8 (24.24%) Windows
3 7 (21.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (15.15%) Unix
5 4 (12.12%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (24.24%) Configuration Management
2 8 (24.24%) DevOps
2 8 (24.24%) Scrum
3 7 (21.21%) Continuous Delivery
3 7 (21.21%) High Availability
3 7 (21.21%) Project Planning
4 5 (15.15%) Identity Access Management
4 5 (15.15%) Information Security
5 3 (9.09%) Migration
5 3 (9.09%) TOGAF
6 2 (6.06%) ITIL
6 2 (6.06%) MVC
6 2 (6.06%) Network Design
6 2 (6.06%) Security Architecture
6 2 (6.06%) SIEM
6 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.06%) Validation
6 2 (6.06%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (6.06%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.06%) C#
2 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.06%) Python
2 2 (6.06%) SQL
3 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.03%) Java
3 1 (3.03%) Perl
3 1 (3.03%) PHP
3 1 (3.03%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) CISSP
1 2 (6.06%) GIAC
2 1 (3.03%) EMC Certification
2 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.03%) ISO 9001
1 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (24.24%) Docker
2 7 (21.21%) Active Directory
2 7 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.03%) vCloud
3 1 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (30.30%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (30.30%) Puppet
2 1 (3.03%) Ansible
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 8 (24.24%) VMware
3 7 (21.21%) Red Hat
4 2 (6.06%) Cisco
4 2 (6.06%) ServiceNow
5 1 (3.03%) EMC
5 1 (3.03%) Google