Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 134 167 141
Rank change year-on-year +33 -26 +19
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 46 25 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.98% 0.48% 0.84%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.48% 4.24% 12.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 21 24
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £403 £250 £360
90th Percentile £680 £625 £484
England median daily rate £550 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.50 - -
England median hourly rate £30.77 £23.46 £55.00
% change year-on-year +31.16% -57.35% +57.14%

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 840 590 337
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.92% 11.29% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 372 196
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £285 £250 £263
90th Percentile £600 £562 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 5
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.30 £16.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.88% +18.52% -48.08%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.58 £12.60
90th Percentile £23.75 £21.47 £14.85
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.96
% change year-on-year +5.26% -4.80% -11.30%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 +27 29 £450 -10.00% 1
Coventry - 8 £475 -
Birmingham -24 3 £700 +100.00%
Solihull - 2 - - 1
Cloud Computing
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 31 (67.39%) Linux
2 28 (60.87%) Puppet
3 27 (58.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 25 (54.35%) Red Hat
5 24 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (52.17%) Oracle
6 23 (50.00%) DevOps
7 20 (43.48%) Windows
8 19 (41.30%) Amazon AWS
9 18 (39.13%) Test Automation
10 17 (36.96%) Task Automation
11 16 (34.78%) Jenkins
11 16 (34.78%) Git (software)
11 16 (34.78%) SC Cleared
11 16 (34.78%) Security Cleared
12 15 (32.61%) Subversion
12 15 (32.61%) Maven
12 15 (32.61%) Open Source
12 15 (32.61%) Perl
12 15 (32.61%) Unix
12 15 (32.61%) Solaris
12 15 (32.61%) Python
12 15 (32.61%) Shell Script
12 15 (32.61%) Sonatype Nexus
13 14 (30.43%) Enterprise Software
13 14 (30.43%) Middleware
13 14 (30.43%) Configuration Management
14 13 (28.26%) TDD
14 13 (28.26%) SUSE
14 13 (28.26%) Scrum

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 12 (26.09%) Confluence
1 12 (26.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (4.35%) Liferay
3 1 (2.17%) Apache
3 1 (2.17%) IIS
3 1 (2.17%) Jetty
3 1 (2.17%) Mongrel
3 1 (2.17%) nginx
3 1 (2.17%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 19 (41.30%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.52%) IaaS
3 3 (6.52%) PaaS
3 3 (6.52%) SaaS
4 2 (4.35%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (2.17%) Google App Engine
5 1 (2.17%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (2.17%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.74%) SAN
2 2 (4.35%) Firewall
2 2 (4.35%) LAN
2 2 (4.35%) WAN
2 2 (4.35%) Wireless
3 1 (2.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (26.09%) Oracle Database
2 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.35%) Big Data
3 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 16 (34.78%) Git (software)
1 16 (34.78%) Jenkins
2 15 (32.61%) Maven
2 15 (32.61%) Sonatype Nexus
2 15 (32.61%) Subversion
3 12 (26.09%) JIRA
4 8 (17.39%) GitLab
5 2 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.35%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.17%) Ant
6 1 (2.17%) Mercurial
6 1 (2.17%) MSBuild
6 1 (2.17%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (45.65%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (23.91%) Unix Engineer
3 9 (19.57%) AIX Engineer
4 7 (15.22%) Unix Scripting Engineer
5 6 (13.04%) Solaris Engineer
6 5 (10.87%) Lead DevOps
6 5 (10.87%) Lead DevOps Engineer
7 4 (8.70%) Architect
7 4 (8.70%) Consultant
8 3 (6.52%) Linux Engineer
9 2 (4.35%) Cloud Architect
9 2 (4.35%) Cloud Solutions Architect
9 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 2 (4.35%) Linux Consultant
9 2 (4.35%) Oracle Architect
9 2 (4.35%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
9 2 (4.35%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
9 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Architect
9 2 (4.35%) Virtualisation Project Manager
9 2 (4.35%) WAN Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (30.43%) Middleware
2 2 (4.35%) .NET
2 2 (4.35%) Software Packaging
2 2 (4.35%) Web Services
3 1 (2.17%) JRuby
3 1 (2.17%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 14 (30.43%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (8.70%) Public Cloud
3 2 (4.35%) Cloud Native
3 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.35%) User Experience
4 1 (2.17%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.17%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 31 (67.39%) Linux
2 27 (58.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 20 (43.48%) Windows
4 15 (32.61%) Solaris
4 15 (32.61%) Unix
5 13 (28.26%) AIX
5 13 (28.26%) SUSE
6 10 (21.74%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (4.35%) Windows Server
7 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.17%) CentOS
8 1 (2.17%) Debian
8 1 (2.17%) Fedora
8 1 (2.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (50.00%) DevOps
3 18 (39.13%) Test Automation
4 17 (36.96%) Task Automation
5 15 (32.61%) Open Source
6 14 (30.43%) Configuration Management
7 13 (28.26%) Kanban
7 13 (28.26%) Scrum
7 13 (28.26%) TDD
8 12 (26.09%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (26.09%) SDLC
8 12 (26.09%) Server Virtualisation
8 12 (26.09%) SOA
9 10 (21.74%) Service Delivery
10 5 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (6.52%) Continuous Deployment
11 3 (6.52%) IT Strategy
11 3 (6.52%) Mentoring
12 2 (4.35%) Data Architecture
12 2 (4.35%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 15 (32.61%) Perl
1 15 (32.61%) Python
1 15 (32.61%) Shell Script
2 3 (6.52%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.35%) C
3 2 (4.35%) C#
3 2 (4.35%) SQL
3 2 (4.35%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.17%) Go
4 1 (2.17%) Java
4 1 (2.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (34.78%) SC Cleared
1 16 (34.78%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.35%) AWS Certification
2 2 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (4.35%) Degree
2 2 (4.35%) Master's Degree
2 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.17%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) GDPR
2 1 (2.17%) GCP
System Software
1 3 (6.52%) Docker
1 3 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.35%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.17%) KVM
3 1 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.17%) VirtualBox
3 1 (2.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 28 (60.87%) Puppet
2 12 (26.09%) ZABBIX
3 10 (21.74%) BladeLogic
3 10 (21.74%) NetBackup
4 3 (6.52%) Ansible
4 3 (6.52%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (4.35%) Terraform
5 2 (4.35%) WSUS
6 1 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (2.17%) Salt
Vendors
1 25 (54.35%) Red Hat
2 24 (52.17%) Oracle
3 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.52%) VMware
4 2 (4.35%) Capita
4 2 (4.35%) Cloudera
5 1 (2.17%) BT
5 1 (2.17%) Google
5 1 (2.17%) Perforce
5 1 (2.17%) Rackspace