Period
to 25 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for IaaS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IaaS over the 6 months to 25 June 2019 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.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
25 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 68 78 70
Rank change year-on-year +10 -8 +19
Contract jobs citing IaaS 25 25 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.87% 1.68% 1.27%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.36% 7.65% 8.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 25 12
Birmingham median daily rate £475 £420 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.10% -23.64% -5.38%
10th Percentile £403 £339 £513
90th Percentile £655 £530 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £538 £475 £525
% change year-on-year +13.16% -9.52% +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

IaaS is in the Cloud Services category. The following 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.

All Cloud Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 466 327 183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 34.85% 22.02% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 231 133
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £288 £213 £265
90th Percentile £585 £575 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £463 £450 £423
% change year-on-year +2.78% +6.51% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 3
Birmingham median hourly rate £18.53 £15.00 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.53% +42.86% -53.33%
10th Percentile £12.04 £11.00 £9.15
90th Percentile £30.50 £21.50 £15.45
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year +133.33% +15.38% -42.22%

IaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing IaaS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for IaaS in Birmingham

IaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IaaS in Birmingham

IaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IaaS in Birmingham over the 6 months to 25 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IaaS in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 June 2019, IT contractor jobs citing IaaS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for IaaS.

1 21 (84.00%) PaaS
2 20 (80.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (52.00%) DevOps
4 11 (44.00%) PowerShell
5 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (36.00%) JSON
6 8 (32.00%) SaaS
7 7 (28.00%) Migration
7 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
8 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
9 5 (20.00%) Serverless
9 5 (20.00%) Docker
9 5 (20.00%) SDLC
9 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
9 5 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (20.00%) Windows
10 4 (16.00%) Data Modelling
10 4 (16.00%) Information Security
10 4 (16.00%) SCCM
10 4 (16.00%) SCOM
10 4 (16.00%) Office 365
10 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (16.00%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (16.00%) Ansible
10 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
10 4 (16.00%) Microservices
10 4 (16.00%) Data Structures
10 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
10 4 (16.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 4 (16.00%) Azure Functions

IaaS
Co-occurring 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 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.00%) Apache Solr
3 1 (4.00%) Apache Spark
3 1 (4.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 21 (84.00%) PaaS
2 20 (80.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (32.00%) SaaS
4 5 (20.00%) Serverless
5 4 (16.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (16.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 4 (16.00%) Azure Functions
5 4 (16.00%) Office 365
6 3 (12.00%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (12.00%) GitHub
7 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (4.00%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (4.00%) OneDrive
7 1 (4.00%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) Firewall
1 3 (12.00%) LAN
1 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (12.00%) WAN
2 2 (8.00%) VoIP
3 1 (4.00%) Internet
3 1 (4.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (4.00%) Apache Hive
1 1 (4.00%) Big Data
1 1 (4.00%) BigQuery
1 1 (4.00%) Flink
1 1 (4.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (4.00%) HBase
1 1 (4.00%) Impala
1 1 (4.00%) MySQL
1 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (4.00%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (12.00%) GitLab
4 2 (8.00%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (8.00%) TeamCity
5 1 (4.00%) Selenium
5 1 (4.00%) SpecFlow
5 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Architect
1 6 (24.00%) Azure DevOps
1 6 (24.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Azure Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Azure Consultant
3 3 (12.00%) Consultant
3 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Server Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Azure Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Integration Architect
4 2 (8.00%) PowerShell Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) PowerShell Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Azure Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.00%) SaaS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (36.00%) JSON
2 3 (12.00%) .NET
3 2 (8.00%) HTML
3 2 (8.00%) OAuth
4 1 (4.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.00%) Apache Beam
4 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Core
4 1 (4.00%) CSS
4 1 (4.00%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (4.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (4.00%) MassTransit
4 1 (4.00%) OAuth2
4 1 (4.00%) OpenID
4 1 (4.00%) REST
4 1 (4.00%) SOAP
4 1 (4.00%) Swagger
4 1 (4.00%) WSDL
4 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
1 4 (16.00%) Data Structures
2 3 (12.00%) User Experience
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) Cloud Native
3 1 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (4.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (4.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Linux
3 1 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) DevOps
2 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (28.00%) Migration
4 5 (20.00%) SDLC
5 4 (16.00%) Data Modelling
5 4 (16.00%) Information Security
5 4 (16.00%) Microservices
6 3 (12.00%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (8.00%) Technical Leadership
7 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
8 1 (4.00%) Analytics
8 1 (4.00%) BDD
8 1 (4.00%) Cybersecurity
8 1 (4.00%) Open Source
8 1 (4.00%) Operations Research
8 1 (4.00%) Performance Testing
8 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
8 1 (4.00%) TDD
8 1 (4.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 11 (44.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (12.00%) Java
3 2 (8.00%) C#
4 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.00%) Python
4 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (20.00%) Docker
3 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) Ansible
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 4 (16.00%) SCCM
1 4 (16.00%) SCOM
2 3 (12.00%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (12.00%) Puppet
2 3 (12.00%) Terraform
3 2 (8.00%) Kubernetes
4 1 (4.00%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (4.00%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (4.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) VMware
3 1 (4.00%) EMC
3 1 (4.00%) Google
3 1 (4.00%) Splunk