Period
to 28 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for PaaS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PaaS over the 6 months to 28 May 2020 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.

Platform as a Service (PaaS)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 40 58 79
Rank change year-on-year +18 +21 -9
Contract jobs citing PaaS 25 35 25
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.64% 2.75% 1.64%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.47% 7.99% 7.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 21 21
Median daily rate £550 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.79% - -13.64%
10th Percentile £450 £380 £355
90th Percentile £765 £756 £625
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £35.00 -

PaaS 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 264 438 339
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 38.43% 34.43% 22.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 295 230
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £314 £288 £235
90th Percentile £650 £588 £596
West Midlands median daily rate £464 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +0.27% +2.78% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 5 11
Median hourly rate £35.00 £17.06 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +105.16% +13.73% +20.00%
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +133.33% +9.09%

PaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing PaaS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for PaaS in Birmingham

PaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PaaS in Birmingham.

Daily rate trend for PaaS in Birmingham

PaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PaaS in Birmingham over the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for PaaS in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing PaaS 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 PaaS.

1 18 (72.00%) SQL
2 15 (60.00%) Azure
3 14 (56.00%) Migration
4 12 (48.00%) IaaS
5 10 (40.00%) Public Sector
6 9 (36.00%) DevOps
6 9 (36.00%) Azure SQL Database
6 9 (36.00%) PowerShell
7 8 (32.00%) AWS
7 8 (32.00%) SaaS
7 8 (32.00%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (32.00%) Oracle
7 8 (32.00%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (32.00%) Data Mining
8 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
8 7 (28.00%) Data Migration
8 7 (28.00%) SC Cleared
8 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
8 7 (28.00%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (24.00%) Data Centre
9 6 (24.00%) NoSQL
9 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
9 6 (24.00%) Data Modelling
9 6 (24.00%) Network Security
9 6 (24.00%) Terraform
10 5 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 5 (20.00%) Validation
10 5 (20.00%) Identity Management
10 5 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis

PaaS
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 2 (8.00%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (60.00%) Azure
2 12 (48.00%) IaaS
3 8 (32.00%) AWS
3 8 (32.00%) SaaS
4 7 (28.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (16.00%) Amazon S3
6 2 (8.00%) GitHub
6 2 (8.00%) Power Platform
7 1 (4.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (4.00%) Office 365
7 1 (4.00%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) Network Security
2 4 (16.00%) Firewall
3 1 (4.00%) DNS
3 1 (4.00%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (4.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (36.00%) Azure SQL Database
2 8 (32.00%) Data Mining
2 8 (32.00%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (32.00%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (24.00%) NoSQL
4 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (12.00%) MySQL
5 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
6 2 (8.00%) Power BI
6 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (40.00%) Public Sector
2 1 (4.00%) Electronics
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.00%) Marketing
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Developer
2 6 (24.00%) Architect
3 4 (16.00%) ETL Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Data Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Azure Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Azure Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Azure Test Lead
5 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Power BI Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.00%) Office 365 Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle Production DBA
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
6 1 (4.00%) Production DBA
6 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Production DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) Web Services
2 2 (8.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (4.00%) .NET
3 1 (4.00%) .NET Core
3 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.00%) EDI
3 1 (4.00%) JSON
3 1 (4.00%) RESTful
3 1 (4.00%) SOAP
3 1 (4.00%) Velocity
3 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (16.00%) Algorithms
2 4 (16.00%) Public Cloud
3 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.00%) User Experience
4 1 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (4.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Linux
1 3 (12.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (8.00%) Windows
3 1 (4.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (56.00%) Migration
2 9 (36.00%) DevOps
3 7 (28.00%) Data Migration
4 6 (24.00%) Data Modelling
5 5 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (20.00%) Data Cleansing
5 5 (20.00%) Data Mapping
5 5 (20.00%) Data Validation
5 5 (20.00%) Identity Management
5 5 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 5 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (20.00%) Validation
6 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (16.00%) Data Virtualisation
6 4 (16.00%) ETL
7 3 (12.00%) Data Architecture
7 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure as Code
7 3 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (12.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 18 (72.00%) SQL
2 9 (36.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (8.00%) C#
3 2 (8.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 2 (8.00%) Python
3 2 (8.00%) Ruby
3 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) Docker
2 1 (4.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) Terraform
2 1 (4.00%) Ansible
2 1 (4.00%) Data Guard
2 1 (4.00%) Kubernetes
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.00%) Puppet
2 1 (4.00%) Rancher
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Oracle
2 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) RedGate
3 1 (4.00%) SAP