Period
to 12 December 2017

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 2017 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 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 140 144 158
Rank change year-on-year +4 +14 +21
Contract jobs citing IaaS 51 65 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.04% 1.09% 0.36%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.37% 10.67% 7.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 24 15
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £413 £570
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -27.63% +20.00%
10th Percentile £313 £320 £400
90th Percentile £525 £586 £600
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £100.00
% change year-on-year - -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 801 609 256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.31% 10.19% 5.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 367 153
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £213 £250 £193
90th Percentile £565 £568 £590
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 4
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.25 £16.25 £13.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.31% +23.11% -34.00%
10th Percentile £10.83 £13.77 £12.58
90th Percentile £24.98 £21.47 £14.95
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year +5.26% -10.59% +6.25%

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 2017.

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 2017. 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 +10 14 £425 -15.00% 1
Coventry +8 12 £438 +16.67% 3
Birmingham +4 11 £380 -24.00% 4
Solihull +3 5 £360 -
Shropshire +11 2 - - 1
IaaS
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IaaS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for IaaS.

1 45 (88.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (84.31%) PaaS
3 22 (43.14%) PowerShell
4 20 (39.22%) Microsoft
5 19 (37.25%) SaaS
6 18 (35.29%) Windows
7 16 (31.37%) DevOps
8 14 (27.45%) Active Directory
9 12 (23.53%) Migration
9 12 (23.53%) JSON
10 11 (21.57%) .NET
11 10 (19.61%) SQL
11 10 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (19.61%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (17.65%) Windows Server
13 8 (15.69%) Office 365
13 8 (15.69%) Virtual Machines
13 8 (15.69%) Continuous Deployment
13 8 (15.69%) Kanban
13 8 (15.69%) Scrum
14 7 (13.73%) Hyper-V
14 7 (13.73%) Test Automation
14 7 (13.73%) SharePoint
15 6 (11.76%) Web Services
15 6 (11.76%) Linux
15 6 (11.76%) Visual Studio Team System
15 6 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 6 (11.76%) Azure SQL Database
16 5 (9.80%) REST
16 5 (9.80%) Windows Server 2012

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 (13.73%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.88%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (5.88%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (3.92%) JBoss
3 2 (3.92%) Mule
3 2 (3.92%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.96%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 45 (88.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (84.31%) PaaS
3 19 (37.25%) SaaS
4 8 (15.69%) Office 365
5 3 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (5.88%) GitHub
5 3 (5.88%) Heroku
5 3 (5.88%) OpenShift
6 2 (3.92%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.80%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.88%) Network Security
2 3 (5.88%) VPN
3 2 (3.92%) HTTP
3 2 (3.92%) SSL
4 1 (1.96%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.76%) Azure SQL Database
1 6 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (9.80%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.92%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.92%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (11.76%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (5.88%) Bitbucket
2 3 (5.88%) GitLab
3 2 (3.92%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.92%) Maven
3 2 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (7.84%) Finance
2 3 (5.88%) Billing
3 2 (3.92%) Publishing
4 1 (1.96%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (29.41%) Consultant
2 11 (21.57%) Azure Consultant
2 11 (21.57%) Azure Engineer
3 9 (17.65%) Architect
4 7 (13.73%) Project Manager
5 5 (9.80%) Developer
5 5 (9.80%) Support Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Azure DevOps
7 3 (5.88%) .NET Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Active Directory Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) DevOps Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Migration Manager
7 3 (5.88%) Migration Project Manager
7 3 (5.88%) Oracle Project Manager
7 3 (5.88%) Security Consultant
7 3 (5.88%) SharePoint Consultant
7 3 (5.88%) Technical Architect
8 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 2 (3.92%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (23.53%) JSON
2 11 (21.57%) .NET
3 6 (11.76%) Web Services
4 5 (9.80%) .NET Framework
4 5 (9.80%) REST
4 5 (9.80%) SOAP
4 5 (9.80%) Spring
4 5 (9.80%) Spring Boot
5 4 (7.84%) .NET Core
5 4 (7.84%) RESTful
6 3 (5.88%) ASP.NET
6 3 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (3.92%) CSS
7 2 (3.92%) Entity Framework
7 2 (3.92%) HTML5
7 2 (3.92%) Java SE
7 2 (3.92%) Middleware
7 2 (3.92%) WSDL
7 2 (3.92%) XML
7 2 (3.92%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.84%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.96%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.96%) Taxonomies
3 1 (1.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (35.29%) Windows
2 9 (17.65%) Windows Server
3 6 (11.76%) Linux
4 5 (9.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (5.88%) Windows 10
6 2 (3.92%) AIX
6 2 (3.92%) HPUX
6 2 (3.92%) Solaris
6 2 (3.92%) Unix
7 1 (1.96%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (31.37%) DevOps
2 12 (23.53%) Migration
3 10 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (19.61%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (15.69%) Continuous Deployment
4 8 (15.69%) Kanban
4 8 (15.69%) Scrum
5 7 (13.73%) Test Automation
6 5 (9.80%) API Design
6 5 (9.80%) CRM
6 5 (9.80%) Microservices
6 5 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (7.84%) Anti-Money Laundering
7 4 (7.84%) PRINCE2
7 4 (7.84%) Security Hardening
7 4 (7.84%) TDD
8 3 (5.88%) API Development
8 3 (5.88%) API Integration
8 3 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (5.88%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 22 (43.14%) PowerShell
2 10 (19.61%) SQL
3 5 (9.80%) Java
4 4 (7.84%) C#
5 2 (3.92%) Groovy
5 2 (3.92%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.92%) XPath
6 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 3 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.92%) MCP
2 2 (3.92%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 1 (1.96%) ISEB
3 1 (1.96%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (1.96%) MCSA
3 1 (1.96%) MCSD
3 1 (1.96%) MCSE
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (1.96%) PMP
System Software
1 14 (27.45%) Active Directory
2 8 (15.69%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (13.73%) Hyper-V
4 4 (7.84%) Docker
5 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (5.88%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) Kubernetes
1 3 (5.88%) SCCM
1 3 (5.88%) SCOM
2 2 (3.92%) Ansible
2 2 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (39.22%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.84%) Oracle
2 4 (7.84%) VMware
3 3 (5.88%) Apigee
3 3 (5.88%) Capita
3 3 (5.88%) MuleSoft
3 3 (5.88%) Red Hat
3 3 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (3.92%) Sitecore
4 2 (3.92%) webMethods
4 2 (3.92%) WSO2