Period
to 18 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 6 months to 18 November 2018 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.

Cloud Computing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 166 148 180
Rank change year-on-year -18 +32 -19
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 39 37 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.77% 0.77% 0.68%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.27% 4.86% 6.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 15 26
West Midlands median daily rate £530 £475 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.58% +24.18% -8.38%
10th Percentile £425 £403 £213
90th Percentile £599 £610 £525
England median daily rate £525 £525 £475
% change year-on-year - +10.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £13.50 -
England median hourly rate - £18.64 £19.92
% change year-on-year - -6.41% -63.78%

Cloud Computing 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 the West Midlands with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1,193 761 614
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.56% 15.88% 9.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 784 503 362
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +6.80%
10th Percentile £300 £213 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £574
England median daily rate £495 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 16 12
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.79% -10.77% -29.35%
10th Percentile £10.63 £10.75 £13.07
90th Percentile £21.50 £24.13 £21.47
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.31
% change year-on-year -12.50% +3.60% -10.79%

Cloud Computing
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Cloud Computing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Cloud Computing in the West Midlands

Cloud Computing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cloud Computing in the West Midlands

Cloud Computing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cloud Computing in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cloud Computing in the West Midlands

Cloud Computing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cloud Computing in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cloud Computing 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 6 months to 18 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire -49 28 £550 +4.76% 3
Coventry -12 8 £450 -32.08% 1
Birmingham - 1 £525 - 3
Cloud Computing
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Cloud Computing 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Cloud Computing.

1 32 (82.05%) DevOps
2 31 (79.49%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (76.92%) Windows
4 27 (69.23%) Amazon AWS
5 25 (64.10%) Middleware
6 23 (58.97%) Linux
6 23 (58.97%) Puppet
7 22 (56.41%) Python
8 21 (53.85%) Perl
8 21 (53.85%) Git (software)
8 21 (53.85%) Task Automation
9 20 (51.28%) Sonatype Nexus
9 20 (51.28%) Jenkins
9 20 (51.28%) Enterprise Software
9 20 (51.28%) Ansible
9 20 (51.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 20 (51.28%) Subversion
9 20 (51.28%) Red Hat
9 20 (51.28%) Deployment Automation
10 18 (46.15%) Maven
11 17 (43.59%) Open Source
12 16 (41.03%) Microsoft Azure
13 14 (35.90%) Test Automation
13 14 (35.90%) Docker
13 14 (35.90%) TDD
13 14 (35.90%) Scrum
13 14 (35.90%) ZABBIX
13 14 (35.90%) Kanban
13 14 (35.90%) Configuration Management
13 14 (35.90%) SOA

Cloud Computing
Co-occurring 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 4 (10.26%) Confluence
1 4 (10.26%) Documentum
1 4 (10.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 27 (69.23%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (41.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (23.08%) IaaS
3 9 (23.08%) PaaS
3 9 (23.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) DNS
1 1 (2.56%) Firewall
1 1 (2.56%) LAN
1 1 (2.56%) VLAN
1 1 (2.56%) VPN
1 1 (2.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.26%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 21 (53.85%) Git (software)
2 20 (51.28%) Jenkins
2 20 (51.28%) Sonatype Nexus
2 20 (51.28%) Subversion
3 18 (46.15%) Maven
4 9 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (20.51%) Visual Studio
6 4 (10.26%) JIRA
7 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (5.13%) Finance
1 2 (5.13%) Retail
2 1 (2.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 31 (79.49%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (43.59%) AWS Engineer
3 16 (41.03%) AWS DevOps
3 16 (41.03%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 6 (15.38%) Architect
5 5 (12.82%) AWS Architect
5 5 (12.82%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 5 (12.82%) Security Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) Azure Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (10.26%) VMware Architect
7 3 (7.69%) AWS Solutions Architect
7 3 (7.69%) Azure DevOps
7 3 (7.69%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Cloud Architect
7 3 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Architect
9 1 (2.56%) Cloud Solutions Architect
9 1 (2.56%) Data Scientist
9 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (64.10%) Middleware
2 9 (23.08%) .NET
3 3 (7.69%) JSON
4 2 (5.13%) Web Services
5 1 (2.56%) COM
5 1 (2.56%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (2.56%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (51.28%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (23.08%) Public Cloud
3 2 (5.13%) User Experience
4 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.56%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 30 (76.92%) Windows
2 23 (58.97%) Linux
3 20 (51.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (23.08%) Windows Server
4 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (82.05%) DevOps
2 31 (79.49%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (53.85%) Task Automation
4 20 (51.28%) Deployment Automation
5 17 (43.59%) Open Source
6 14 (35.90%) Configuration Management
6 14 (35.90%) Kanban
6 14 (35.90%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (35.90%) Scrum
6 14 (35.90%) SOA
6 14 (35.90%) TDD
6 14 (35.90%) Test Automation
7 11 (28.21%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (15.38%) IT Strategy
9 5 (12.82%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (12.82%) Cybersecurity
10 4 (10.26%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 4 (10.26%) SDLC
10 4 (10.26%) Virtual Environments
10 4 (10.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 22 (56.41%) Python
2 21 (53.85%) Perl
3 9 (23.08%) C#
3 9 (23.08%) SQL
3 9 (23.08%) T-SQL
4 8 (20.51%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.69%) BC Cleared
2 3 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (5.13%) Degree
4 1 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 14 (35.90%) Docker
2 9 (23.08%) Active Directory
3 5 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (58.97%) Puppet
2 20 (51.28%) Ansible
3 14 (35.90%) ZABBIX
4 9 (23.08%) WSUS
5 2 (5.13%) Kubernetes
5 2 (5.13%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (2.56%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (2.56%) Nagios
Vendors
1 20 (51.28%) Red Hat
2 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
3 5 (12.82%) VMware
4 4 (10.26%) Oracle
4 4 (10.26%) Pega
5 1 (2.56%) Riverbed