Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 143 159
Rank change year-on-year +38 +16 +19
Contract jobs citing IaaS 90 29 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.84% 0.67% 0.74%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.69% 5.23% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 22 29
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +10.53% +33.80%
10th Percentile £355 £348 £313
90th Percentile £589 £575 £578
England median daily rate £508 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +1.50% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £55.00 £50.00 £32.13
% change year-on-year +10.00% +55.64% -8.21%

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 1,036 555 441
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 21.13% 12.87% 7.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 673 369 280
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +15.94%
10th Percentile £276 £250 £263
90th Percentile £588 £569 £513
England median daily rate £480 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +4.35% +2.22% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 17 4
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -42.22% -2.17%
10th Percentile £11.00 £9.45 £14.73
90th Percentile £30.15 £52.40 £26.25
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.55
% change year-on-year +5.26% -2.83% -13.10%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +3 26 £450 +7.46% 4
Birmingham -8 25 £420 -23.64% 2
Warwickshire +9 13 £500 -3.61% 1
Staffordshire - 11 £375 - 2
Shropshire -8 10 £550 +50.68% 2
Wolverhampton - 2 £375 -
Herefordshire - 2 - - 1
Worcestershire - 1 - -
IaaS
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 81 (90.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 68 (75.56%) PaaS
3 47 (52.22%) Microsoft
4 46 (51.11%) SaaS
5 39 (43.33%) Windows
6 38 (42.22%) DevOps
7 34 (37.78%) Agile Software Development
8 31 (34.44%) SQL Server
9 23 (25.56%) .NET
9 23 (25.56%) Windows Server
9 23 (25.56%) PowerShell
10 22 (24.44%) SQL
11 20 (22.22%) C#
12 19 (21.11%) Security Cleared
13 18 (20.00%) Public Cloud
13 18 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
13 18 (20.00%) Active Directory
13 18 (20.00%) Migration
14 17 (18.89%) VMware
15 16 (17.78%) SC Cleared
16 15 (16.67%) Hyper-V
16 15 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
16 15 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
17 13 (14.44%) Office 365
17 13 (14.44%) Cybersecurity
17 13 (14.44%) Visual Studio
18 12 (13.33%) T-SQL
18 12 (13.33%) WSUS
18 12 (13.33%) Cloud Computing
19 11 (12.22%) Finance

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 8 (8.89%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.56%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (3.33%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.22%) Confluence
4 2 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2000
4 2 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.22%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.11%) IIS
5 1 (1.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.11%) Scribe Insight
1 1 (1.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 81 (90.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 68 (75.56%) PaaS
3 46 (51.11%) SaaS
4 18 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
5 13 (14.44%) Office 365
6 12 (13.33%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (3.33%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (2.22%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (2.22%) Slack
8 2 (2.22%) Trello
9 1 (1.11%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (1.11%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.44%) VoIP
2 3 (3.33%) DNS
2 3 (3.33%) Firewall
2 3 (3.33%) Skype
2 3 (3.33%) VPN
3 2 (2.22%) DHCP
3 2 (2.22%) Internet
3 2 (2.22%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.22%) Unified Communications
3 2 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (34.44%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.44%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (3.33%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.33%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.22%) Power BI
5 2 (2.22%) QlikView
5 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.11%) MySQL
6 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 15 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (14.44%) Visual Studio
3 9 (10.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 8 (8.89%) MSI
5 6 (6.67%) Jenkins
5 6 (6.67%) WiX
6 5 (5.56%) Git (software)
7 3 (3.33%) Artifactory
7 3 (3.33%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (2.22%) JIRA
8 2 (2.22%) Maven
8 2 (2.22%) MSBuild
8 2 (2.22%) Subversion
8 2 (2.22%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (12.22%) Finance
2 1 (1.11%) Automotive
2 1 (1.11%) Banking
2 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (24.44%) Architect
2 19 (21.11%) DevOps Engineer
3 12 (13.33%) Azure Engineer
3 12 (13.33%) Cloud Architect
4 11 (12.22%) Azure Architect
5 10 (11.11%) Project Manager
6 8 (8.89%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 8 (8.89%) Developer
6 8 (8.89%) Security Engineer
6 8 (8.89%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (7.78%) Infrastructure Manager
8 6 (6.67%) Azure DevOps
8 6 (6.67%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 6 (6.67%) Consultant
8 6 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
8 6 (6.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 6 (6.67%) UI Developer
9 5 (5.56%) Azure Consultant
10 3 (3.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
10 3 (3.33%) Migration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (25.56%) .NET
2 10 (11.11%) .NET Framework
2 10 (11.11%) JSON
2 10 (11.11%) Web Services
3 8 (8.89%) ASP.NET Web API
3 8 (8.89%) CSS
3 8 (8.89%) Entity Framework
3 8 (8.89%) HTML
3 8 (8.89%) WCF
3 8 (8.89%) WPF
4 6 (6.67%) Angular 2
4 6 (6.67%) AngularJS
4 6 (6.67%) Dapper ORM
4 6 (6.67%) MFC
4 6 (6.67%) NHibernate
5 3 (3.33%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (3.33%) Sensu
6 2 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (2.22%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 2 (2.22%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 18 (20.00%) Public Cloud
2 8 (8.89%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.89%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (5.56%) Private Cloud
5 3 (3.33%) Data Structures
5 3 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.33%) User Experience
6 2 (2.22%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.22%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.11%) Clustering
7 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.11%) NHS
7 1 (1.11%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 39 (43.33%) Windows
2 23 (25.56%) Windows Server
3 15 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (4.44%) Linux
5 2 (2.22%) Mac OS X
5 2 (2.22%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.22%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (2.22%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (42.22%) DevOps
2 34 (37.78%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (20.00%) Migration
4 13 (14.44%) Cybersecurity
5 9 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (10.00%) Test Automation
6 8 (8.89%) Scrum
7 7 (7.78%) Data Modelling
7 7 (7.78%) IT Strategy
7 7 (7.78%) PRINCE2
7 7 (7.78%) Project Management
8 6 (6.67%) Continuous Deployment
8 6 (6.67%) CRM
8 6 (6.67%) Open Source
8 6 (6.67%) Service Management
9 5 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (5.56%) Microservices
9 5 (5.56%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (5.56%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 23 (25.56%) PowerShell
2 22 (24.44%) SQL
3 20 (22.22%) C#
4 12 (13.33%) T-SQL
5 8 (8.89%) JavaScript
6 6 (6.67%) Bash Shell
7 5 (5.56%) Python
8 2 (2.22%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (21.11%) Security Cleared
2 16 (17.78%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (2.22%) BC Cleared
4 2 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.22%) Degree
5 1 (1.11%) MCSE
5 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.11%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 18 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 15 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 10 (11.11%) Docker
4 7 (7.78%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (2.22%) vSphere
8 1 (1.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (13.33%) WSUS
2 9 (10.00%) SCCM
3 8 (8.89%) Ansible
4 6 (6.67%) Terraform
4 6 (6.67%) vCenter Server
5 5 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (5.56%) SCOM
6 4 (4.44%) Puppet
7 3 (3.33%) Kibana
7 3 (3.33%) logstash
7 3 (3.33%) SCVMM
8 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (1.11%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (1.11%) Kubernetes
9 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (1.11%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 47 (52.22%) Microsoft
2 17 (18.89%) VMware
3 4 (4.44%) Capita
4 3 (3.33%) Google
4 3 (3.33%) Oracle
5 2 (2.22%) Citrix
5 2 (2.22%) IBM
5 2 (2.22%) Tableau
6 1 (1.11%) Avaya
6 1 (1.11%) SAP