The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Cloud Computing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cloud Computing over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cloud Computing
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 53 56 51
Rank change year-on-year +3 -5  
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 5 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.78% 0.62% 0.85%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.88% 7.55% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Median daily rate £250 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -41.17% +6.05%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £479 £514
% change year-on-year -11.27% -6.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £14.00

Cloud Computing is in the cloud computing skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 85 53 29
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 13.30% 8.26% 4.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 33 9
Median daily rate £415 £338 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.96% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.79% -13.35%  

Cloud Computing
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Cloud Computing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Job vacancy trend for Cloud Computing in Birmingham

Cloud Computing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cloud Computing in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cloud Computing in Birmingham

Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Cloud Computing.

1 6 (46.15%) MS Office
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
1 6 (46.15%) LDAP
1 6 (46.15%) SharePoint
1 6 (46.15%) PBX
1 6 (46.15%) VoIP
1 6 (46.15%) DHCP
1 6 (46.15%) Kerberos
1 6 (46.15%) DNS
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
1 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
1 6 (46.15%) Nagios
1 6 (46.15%) Identity Management
1 6 (46.15%) PKI
1 6 (46.15%) SCOM
1 6 (46.15%) SolarWinds
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (46.15%) Skype for Business
1 6 (46.15%) Unified Communications
1 6 (46.15%) Office 365
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Intune
1 6 (46.15%) Kalman Filter
1 6 (46.15%) Yammer
1 6 (46.15%) Skype
1 6 (46.15%) OneDrive
1 6 (46.15%) Patch Management
1 6 (46.15%) Email Filtering
2 5 (38.46%) ITIL V3
2 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
2 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared

Cloud Computing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 6 (46.15%) SharePoint
1 6 (46.15%) Skype for Business
2 1 (7.69%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (46.15%) Office 365
1 6 (46.15%) OneDrive
1 6 (46.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) DHCP
1 6 (46.15%) DNS
1 6 (46.15%) Kerberos
1 6 (46.15%) LDAP
1 6 (46.15%) PBX
1 6 (46.15%) Skype
1 6 (46.15%) Unified Communications
1 6 (46.15%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Big Data
1 1 (7.69%) Hadoop
1 1 (7.69%) Power BI
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 5 (38.46%) Billing
2 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Delivery Manager
1 5 (38.46%) Service Manager
1 5 (38.46%) Services Delivery Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Architect
2 3 (23.08%) IT Manager
2 3 (23.08%) IT Services Delivery Manager
2 3 (23.08%) IT Services Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Office 365 Specialist
3 2 (15.38%) Azure Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Specialist
3 2 (15.38%) Office 365 Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (15.38%) Telecoms Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Data Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Data Modeller
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Office 365 Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Email Filtering
1 6 (46.15%) Identity Management
1 6 (46.15%) Kalman Filter
1 6 (46.15%) Patch Management
2 5 (38.46%) ITIL
2 5 (38.46%) ITIL V3
2 5 (38.46%) Matrix Management
2 5 (38.46%) Migration
2 5 (38.46%) PRINCE2
2 5 (38.46%) Service Delivery
3 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (15.38%) ETL
4 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
4 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
4 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.69%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
1 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 4 (30.77%) MCITP
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (7.69%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Intune
1 6 (46.15%) Nagios
1 6 (46.15%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
1 6 (46.15%) SolarWinds
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) Informatica
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle