Period
to 25 February 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 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.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 133 147 156
Rank change year-on-year +14 +9 +13
Contract jobs citing IaaS 47 45 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.00% 0.86% 0.55%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.60% 7.63% 8.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 19 20
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £413 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.15% -21.43% +10.53%
10th Percentile £330 £331 £400
90th Percentile £593 £628 £600
England median daily rate £503 £488 £522
% change year-on-year +3.13% -6.52% +15.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £100.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% -55.00% +185.71%

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 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%

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 February 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 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
Warwickshire +14 15 £488 -3.70%
Coventry +4 12 £475 +18.75% 3
Birmingham -9 10 £350 -26.32% 3
Staffordshire +5 3 £350 -26.32%
Solihull -1 3 £500 -
Shropshire -3 1 - -
IaaS
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 40 (85.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (72.34%) PaaS
3 23 (48.94%) Microsoft
4 17 (36.17%) Windows
5 16 (34.04%) DevOps
6 14 (29.79%) PowerShell
7 13 (27.66%) Windows Server
8 12 (25.53%) Migration
8 12 (25.53%) SQL Server
9 11 (23.40%) SaaS
10 10 (21.28%) .NET
11 9 (19.15%) Active Directory
11 9 (19.15%) JSON
12 8 (17.02%) Hyper-V
12 8 (17.02%) VMware
13 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (14.89%) Finance
13 7 (14.89%) SQL
13 7 (14.89%) PRINCE2
14 6 (12.77%) Data Centre
14 6 (12.77%) C#
14 6 (12.77%) VPN
14 6 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
14 6 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
14 6 (12.77%) Visual Studio Team System
15 5 (10.64%) Dynamics CRM
15 5 (10.64%) .NET Framework
15 5 (10.64%) SCOM
15 5 (10.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 5 (10.64%) Continuous Integration

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 5 (10.64%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.38%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.13%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 5 (10.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.13%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 40 (85.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (72.34%) PaaS
3 11 (23.40%) SaaS
4 6 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (10.64%) Office 365
6 3 (6.38%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (2.13%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (2.13%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.77%) VPN
2 1 (2.13%) DHCP
2 1 (2.13%) DNS
2 1 (2.13%) Firewall
2 1 (2.13%) Network Security
2 1 (2.13%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (25.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.13%) MySQL
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Visual Studio Team System
2 4 (8.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (6.38%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.38%) Visual Studio
4 2 (4.26%) MSI
4 2 (4.26%) WiX
5 1 (2.13%) Artifactory
5 1 (2.13%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (2.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (14.89%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Automotive
2 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (27.66%) Project Manager
2 11 (23.40%) Consultant
3 10 (21.28%) Azure Consultant
4 7 (14.89%) Azure Engineer
5 6 (12.77%) Architect
5 6 (12.77%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Azure DevOps
6 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (6.38%) Cloud Architect
7 3 (6.38%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 3 (6.38%) Migration Manager
7 3 (6.38%) Migration Project Manager
7 3 (6.38%) Oracle Project Manager
7 3 (6.38%) Support Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Technical Manager
7 3 (6.38%) Technical Project Manager
8 2 (4.26%) Data Centre Manager
8 2 (4.26%) Delivery Manager
8 2 (4.26%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.28%) .NET
2 9 (19.15%) JSON
3 5 (10.64%) .NET Framework
4 4 (8.51%) Web Services
5 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (6.38%) WCF
6 2 (4.26%) Angular 2
6 2 (4.26%) AngularJS
6 2 (4.26%) CSS
6 2 (4.26%) Dapper ORM
6 2 (4.26%) Entity Framework
6 2 (4.26%) HTML
6 2 (4.26%) MFC
6 2 (4.26%) NHibernate
6 2 (4.26%) WPF
7 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.38%) Private Cloud
2 3 (6.38%) Public Cloud
3 2 (4.26%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (4.26%) User Experience
4 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.13%) NHS
4 1 (2.13%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.13%) PKI
4 1 (2.13%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 17 (36.17%) Windows
2 13 (27.66%) Windows Server
3 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.04%) DevOps
2 12 (25.53%) Migration
3 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (14.89%) PRINCE2
4 6 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (10.64%) CRM
5 5 (10.64%) Project Management
6 4 (8.51%) Continuous Deployment
7 3 (6.38%) IT Strategy
7 3 (6.38%) Kanban
7 3 (6.38%) Mentoring
7 3 (6.38%) Scrum
7 3 (6.38%) Test Automation
8 2 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (4.26%) Open Source
8 2 (4.26%) Service Management
9 1 (2.13%) Performance Monitoring
9 1 (2.13%) SDLC
9 1 (2.13%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.79%) PowerShell
2 7 (14.89%) SQL
3 6 (12.77%) C#
4 3 (6.38%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.26%) C
5 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 4 (8.51%) SC Cleared
2 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.26%) MCP
3 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.13%) MCSE
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (2.13%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) QA
System Software
1 9 (19.15%) Active Directory
2 8 (17.02%) Hyper-V
3 5 (10.64%) Docker
4 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (6.38%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (6.38%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (4.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (4.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) SCOM
2 3 (6.38%) Ansible
2 3 (6.38%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (6.38%) SCVMM
2 3 (6.38%) Terraform
2 3 (6.38%) WSUS
3 2 (4.26%) Puppet
3 2 (4.26%) SCCM
3 2 (4.26%) vCenter Server
4 1 (2.13%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 23 (48.94%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.02%) VMware
3 4 (8.51%) Oracle
4 2 (4.26%) Google
5 1 (2.13%) Capita
5 1 (2.13%) SAP