Period
to 12 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 12 December 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.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 141 147
Rank change year-on-year +14 +6 +11
Contract jobs citing IaaS 81 51 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.56% 1.04% 1.09%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.61% 6.37% 10.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 36 24
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +3.03% -27.63%
10th Percentile £413 £313 £320
90th Percentile £675 £525 £586
England median daily rate £513 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +35.71% - -65.00%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1,226 801 609
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.60% 16.31% 10.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 803 529 367
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £306 £213 £250
90th Percentile £600 £565 £568
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 14 12
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.25 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -12.31% +23.11%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.83 £13.77
90th Percentile £21.50 £24.98 £21.47
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -11.63%

IaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for IaaS in the West Midlands

IaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IaaS in the West Midlands

IaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IaaS in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IaaS in the West Midlands

IaaS
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 IaaS within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 12 December 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
Coventry +2 27 £480 +9.71% 3
Birmingham +11 25 £450 +18.42% 13
Solihull +7 8 £575 +59.72%
Warwickshire +2 6 £550 +29.41% 2
Shropshire -56 6 £595 -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
IaaS
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for IaaS.

1 71 (87.65%) PaaS
2 55 (67.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (62.96%) SaaS
4 31 (38.27%) Windows
5 30 (37.04%) DevOps
6 29 (35.80%) Amazon AWS
7 28 (34.57%) Agile Software Development
8 25 (30.86%) PowerShell
9 24 (29.63%) Active Directory
9 24 (29.63%) Microsoft
10 22 (27.16%) JSON
11 21 (25.93%) Visual Studio Team System
11 21 (25.93%) Windows Server
12 19 (23.46%) Public Cloud
13 17 (20.99%) SQL
14 16 (19.75%) Identity Management
15 15 (18.52%) Jenkins
16 14 (17.28%) Continuous Integration
16 14 (17.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 13 (16.05%) SQL Server
18 12 (14.81%) Office 365
18 12 (14.81%) Terraform
19 11 (13.58%) SCCM
19 11 (13.58%) Java
19 11 (13.58%) Migration
19 11 (13.58%) Scrum
20 10 (12.35%) C#
20 10 (12.35%) Continuous Delivery
21 9 (11.11%) .NET
21 9 (11.11%) Information Security

IaaS
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 7 (8.64%) Confluence
2 5 (6.17%) IIS
3 4 (4.94%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.70%) JBoss
4 3 (3.70%) Mule
4 3 (3.70%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.47%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.47%) MS Project Server
5 2 (2.47%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.23%) CMS
6 1 (1.23%) Documentum
6 1 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.23%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.23%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 71 (87.65%) PaaS
2 55 (67.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (62.96%) SaaS
4 29 (35.80%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (14.81%) Office 365
6 8 (9.88%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (7.41%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (7.41%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (4.94%) OneDrive
9 2 (2.47%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (2.47%) Serverless
10 1 (1.23%) Apigee
10 1 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (1.23%) Azure Functions
10 1 (1.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.64%) Firewall
1 7 (8.64%) SSL
1 7 (8.64%) TCP/IP
2 5 (6.17%) DHCP
2 5 (6.17%) DNS
2 5 (6.17%) VoIP
2 5 (6.17%) VPN
3 3 (3.70%) HTTP
3 3 (3.70%) Skype
4 2 (2.47%) DKIM
4 2 (2.47%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.23%) Internet
5 1 (1.23%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.23%) IPsec
5 1 (1.23%) LAN
5 1 (1.23%) VLAN
5 1 (1.23%) WAN
5 1 (1.23%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.05%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.41%) RDBMS
2 6 (7.41%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.94%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (3.70%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 21 (25.93%) Visual Studio Team System
2 15 (18.52%) Jenkins
3 9 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (8.64%) JIRA
4 7 (8.64%) Maven
5 5 (6.17%) Git (software)
5 5 (6.17%) Visual Studio
6 4 (4.94%) Cucumber
6 4 (4.94%) Selenium
6 4 (4.94%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (3.70%) Ant
7 3 (3.70%) Bitbucket
7 3 (3.70%) JUnit
7 3 (3.70%) Subversion
7 3 (3.70%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.23%) GitLab
8 1 (1.23%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 8 (9.88%) Finance
2 1 (1.23%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (24.69%) Architect
2 17 (20.99%) DevOps Engineer
3 16 (19.75%) Azure Engineer
4 9 (11.11%) Consultant
5 8 (9.88%) Azure DevOps
5 8 (9.88%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 7 (8.64%) Security Architect
7 6 (7.41%) Cloud Engineer
7 6 (7.41%) Developer
7 6 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (7.41%) Security Consultant
8 5 (6.17%) Cloud Consultant
8 5 (6.17%) Infrastructure Manager
8 5 (6.17%) Java Architect
8 5 (6.17%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.94%) Senior DevOps
9 4 (4.94%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 3 (3.70%) Cloud Architect
10 3 (3.70%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
10 3 (3.70%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (27.16%) JSON
2 9 (11.11%) .NET
3 8 (9.88%) SOAP
3 8 (9.88%) XML
4 7 (8.64%) REST
5 6 (7.41%) Java EE
5 6 (7.41%) Spring
6 5 (6.17%) Web Services
7 4 (4.94%) AngularJS
7 4 (4.94%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (4.94%) jQuery
8 3 (3.70%) .NET Framework
8 3 (3.70%) Java SE
8 3 (3.70%) JPA
8 3 (3.70%) JSON Schema
8 3 (3.70%) OAuth
8 3 (3.70%) Spring Boot
8 3 (3.70%) Spring MVC
8 3 (3.70%) WSDL
8 3 (3.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (23.46%) Public Cloud
2 6 (7.41%) User Experience
3 5 (6.17%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.17%) Data Structures
4 4 (4.94%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.94%) PKI
5 3 (3.70%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.47%) Clustering
6 2 (2.47%) EMC VNX
6 2 (2.47%) EMC VNXe
7 1 (1.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.23%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 31 (38.27%) Windows
2 21 (25.93%) Windows Server
3 9 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (9.88%) Linux
5 3 (3.70%) AIX
5 3 (3.70%) HPUX
5 3 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.70%) Solaris
5 3 (3.70%) Unix
6 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.23%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (37.04%) DevOps
2 28 (34.57%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (19.75%) Identity Management
4 14 (17.28%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (17.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 11 (13.58%) Migration
5 11 (13.58%) Scrum
6 10 (12.35%) Continuous Delivery
7 9 (11.11%) Information Security
8 8 (9.88%) Cybersecurity
8 8 (9.88%) Microservices
9 7 (8.64%) SDLC
10 6 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (7.41%) Data Modelling
10 6 (7.41%) ITIL
10 6 (7.41%) Mentoring
10 6 (7.41%) Problem Management
10 6 (7.41%) Service Delivery
11 5 (6.17%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (6.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (30.86%) PowerShell
2 17 (20.99%) SQL
3 11 (13.58%) Java
4 10 (12.35%) C#
5 6 (7.41%) T-SQL
6 5 (6.17%) JavaScript
7 3 (3.70%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.70%) Groovy
7 3 (3.70%) PL/SQL
7 3 (3.70%) Python
7 3 (3.70%) XPath
8 1 (1.23%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (6.17%) CISM
1 5 (6.17%) CISSP
2 4 (4.94%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.47%) BC Cleared
3 2 (2.47%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.47%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (6.17%) PCI DSS
3 4 (4.94%) PMO
4 1 (1.23%) QA
4 1 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (29.63%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.41%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.70%) Docker
4 2 (2.47%) Firmware
4 2 (2.47%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (14.81%) Terraform
2 11 (13.58%) SCCM
3 8 (9.88%) WSUS
4 6 (7.41%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (6.17%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (4.94%) Ansible
6 4 (4.94%) SCOM
7 3 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (3.70%) Puppet
8 2 (2.47%) Backup Exec
8 2 (2.47%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (2.47%) Kubernetes
8 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (2.47%) Nessus
8 2 (2.47%) vCenter Server
9 1 (1.23%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (1.23%) Kibana
9 1 (1.23%) logstash
9 1 (1.23%) Nagios
Vendors
1 24 (29.63%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.88%) VMware
3 4 (4.94%) Citrix
4 3 (3.70%) HP
4 3 (3.70%) SAP
4 3 (3.70%) WSO2
5 2 (2.47%) Adobe
5 2 (2.47%) Dell
5 2 (2.47%) EMC
5 2 (2.47%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.47%) Sophos
5 2 (2.47%) Tripwire
6 1 (1.23%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.23%) Brocade
6 1 (1.23%) Cisco
6 1 (1.23%) Juniper
6 1 (1.23%) McAfee
6 1 (1.23%) Pega
6 1 (1.23%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.23%) SonicWALL