Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 130 154 121
Rank change year-on-year +24 -33 +39
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 60 17 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.22% 0.39% 1.35%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.93% 3.17% 16.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 12 42
West Midlands median daily rate £530 £494 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.34% +23.44% +6.67%
10th Percentile £423 £250 £360
90th Percentile £590 £681 £486
England median daily rate £530 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +6.00% +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 - -
England median hourly rate £30.77 £21.16 £55.00
% change year-on-year +45.45% -61.54% +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 1,012 536 446
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.53% 12.38% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 647 362 286
West Midlands median daily rate £451 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.48% +0.13% +23.08%
10th Percentile £284 £250 £269
90th Percentile £596 £550 £520
England median daily rate £483 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +4.89% +2.22% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 16 6
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £13.75 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -25.68% -19.57%
10th Percentile £11.00 £9.75 £12.83
90th Percentile £24.45 £52.63 £26.25
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -11.11%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +11 35 £530 -9.79% 1
Coventry - 12 £450 - 1
Solihull - 5 - -
Birmingham -17 4 £700 +180.00% 3
Cloud Computing
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 46 (76.67%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (65.00%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (60.00%) DevOps
4 35 (58.33%) Windows
5 34 (56.67%) Middleware
6 29 (48.33%) Linux
7 27 (45.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 27 (45.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 26 (43.33%) Puppet
8 26 (43.33%) Red Hat
9 24 (40.00%) Python
9 24 (40.00%) Perl
9 24 (40.00%) Git (software)
9 24 (40.00%) Subversion
9 24 (40.00%) Enterprise Software
9 24 (40.00%) Task Automation
9 24 (40.00%) Deployment Automation
10 23 (38.33%) Jenkins
10 23 (38.33%) Maven
11 22 (36.67%) Sonatype Nexus
12 19 (31.67%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (30.00%) Ansible
14 15 (25.00%) TDD
15 12 (20.00%) Service Delivery
16 11 (18.33%) SC Cleared
16 11 (18.33%) Security Cleared
16 11 (18.33%) Open Source
17 10 (16.67%) Pega
17 10 (16.67%) Test Automation
17 10 (16.67%) Technical Architecture

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 10 (16.67%) Documentum
2 7 (11.67%) Confluence
2 7 (11.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (8.33%) OpenStack
4 2 (3.33%) Liferay
5 1 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 39 (65.00%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (45.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (15.00%) IaaS
3 9 (15.00%) PaaS
3 9 (15.00%) SaaS
4 1 (1.67%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.67%) OpenFlow
1 4 (6.67%) SNMP
2 2 (3.33%) Firewall
2 2 (3.33%) LAN
2 2 (3.33%) WAN
2 2 (3.33%) Wireless
3 1 (1.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.67%) Big Data
3 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 24 (40.00%) Subversion
2 23 (38.33%) Jenkins
2 23 (38.33%) Maven
3 22 (36.67%) Sonatype Nexus
4 8 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (13.33%) Visual Studio
5 7 (11.67%) JIRA
6 6 (10.00%) GitLab
General
1 3 (5.00%) Finance
1 3 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (55.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (28.33%) Architect
3 14 (23.33%) AWS Engineer
4 13 (21.67%) AWS DevOps
4 13 (21.67%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 12 (20.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 12 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
5 12 (20.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 9 (15.00%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (13.33%) Administrator
7 8 (13.33%) AWS Administrator
7 8 (13.33%) DevOps Administrator
7 8 (13.33%) Linux Administrator
7 8 (13.33%) Linux DevOps Administrator
8 7 (11.67%) AWS Architect
8 7 (11.67%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (10.00%) Cybersecurity Engineer
9 6 (10.00%) Security Engineer
10 5 (8.33%) Lead DevOps
10 5 (8.33%) Lead DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (56.67%) Middleware
2 9 (15.00%) .NET
3 4 (6.67%) OpenDaylight
4 2 (3.33%) Software Packaging
4 2 (3.33%) Web Services
5 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.67%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (1.67%) React
5 1 (1.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 24 (40.00%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (15.00%) Public Cloud
3 5 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 5 (8.33%) User Experience
4 4 (6.67%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.33%) Cloud Native
5 2 (3.33%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.67%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 35 (58.33%) Windows
2 29 (48.33%) Linux
3 27 (45.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (13.33%) Windows Server
4 8 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (5.00%) AIX
5 3 (5.00%) Solaris
5 3 (5.00%) SUSE
5 3 (5.00%) Unix
6 1 (1.67%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (76.67%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (60.00%) DevOps
3 24 (40.00%) Deployment Automation
3 24 (40.00%) Task Automation
4 19 (31.67%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (25.00%) TDD
6 12 (20.00%) Service Delivery
7 11 (18.33%) Open Source
8 10 (16.67%) Business Analysis
8 10 (16.67%) Project Management
8 10 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
8 10 (16.67%) Test Automation
8 10 (16.67%) TOGAF
8 10 (16.67%) Virtual Environments
8 10 (16.67%) Zachman Framework
9 9 (15.00%) Case Management
9 9 (15.00%) Configuration Management
9 9 (15.00%) IT Strategy
9 9 (15.00%) Kanban
9 9 (15.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 24 (40.00%) Perl
1 24 (40.00%) Python
2 9 (15.00%) C#
3 8 (13.33%) PowerShell
3 8 (13.33%) SQL
3 8 (13.33%) T-SQL
4 3 (5.00%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.33%) C
6 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (18.33%) SC Cleared
1 11 (18.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.33%) AWS Certification
2 2 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (3.33%) Degree
2 2 (3.33%) Master's Degree
2 2 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.67%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) GDPR
System Software
1 8 (13.33%) Active Directory
1 8 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (8.33%) Docker
3 4 (6.67%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 26 (43.33%) Puppet
2 18 (30.00%) Ansible
3 8 (13.33%) WSUS
4 7 (11.67%) ZABBIX
5 2 (3.33%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (3.33%) Terraform
6 1 (1.67%) BladeLogic
6 1 (1.67%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.67%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 26 (43.33%) Red Hat
2 10 (16.67%) Pega
3 9 (15.00%) Oracle
4 8 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 8 (13.33%) VMware
5 4 (6.67%) Cisco
5 4 (6.67%) Juniper
6 2 (3.33%) Capita
7 1 (1.67%) BT
7 1 (1.67%) Cloudera
7 1 (1.67%) Xamarin